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Meaningful Beauty Test Drive Update

It's been nearly a month since I started using the Meaningful Beauty skin care system. I found the routine surprisingly simple to incorporate into my day both morning and evening, even with a little one to care for. Maybe because as a busy mom, taking time out to care for my skin made me feel so pampered! As I mention in my previous … [Read More...]

S'mores mini cheesecakes

Mini S’mores Cheesecakes

Mini S'mores Cheesecakes - Yield 18 Crust 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 stick melted butter Filling 1 1/2 8oz packages softened cream cheese 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips Topping 1/2 cup miniature … [Read More...]

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I was soooo stoned

It's amazing how something so tiny can cause so much pain (kind of like kids. Ha!). I passed this stone last Wednesday morning. Since I've been getting kidney stones since age 12 I rarely see a doctor anymore. I just dope up and roll with up! Several people have asked me which is worse: natural childbirth or kidney stones. I'm going to have to … [Read More...]

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Shoes from the 80′s

Maybe it's because I'm turning 30 soon, but I've been having fun lately reminiscing about the 80's and early 90's. Check out my breakfast cereals post if you want a second stroll down memory lane. Today I'm remembering shoes! The cool guy in our 4th grade class wore these I wore this exact pair of L.A. Gear hightops nearly every day in 3rd … [Read More...]


Slim-Fast Update #VowToWow

Time for a Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan update! First of all, if you didn't win the $50 American Express gift card giveaway from Slim-Fast, look for another chance to win this month! Ok, enough stalling. I've been a bad girl. The good news is I haven't gained any weight, but neither have I lost as much as I should. 2/10's of a pound isn't much cause for … [Read More...]

Chef Boyardee costume

Chef Boyardeelicious!

Our small church congregation enjoys lunch together each Sunday and last week was Chef Boyardeelicious! Sweet T "helped" me put together enough Ravioli Lasagna to feed all 15 of us. Everyone enjoyed the dish with most people going back for seconds. One guy went back for thirds so I'm glad I made plenty! Some of the ladies were impressed at … [Read More...]

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Kroger Cart Buster Event

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Shop the Kroger Cart Buster event from February 26–March 10 for great values. Find out about all the savings at! And from February 29-March 6, download exclusive, digital coupons for Kroger’s “Deal Of The Day” for even MORE savings at Happy Savings! Living in a rural area that … [Read More...]

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Home Improvement Adventures

Hubs and I are currently on our third round of home ownership since our marriage in 2002. Since he's a carpenter, we tend to buy cheap houses that are far from our ideal and begin the remodeling process. Hubs often works 50 hours a week so that doesn't leave him a lot of time to accomplish everything around here I would like him to, but he's gotten … [Read More...]

De soto Falls winter

Alabama Getaway: Lookout Mountain

Hubs and I were desperate for a childless weekend getaway and our Mentone cabin rental on Lookout Mountain wound up being just what we needed! Before checking into Amy's Cozy Cabin we stopped at De soto Falls which is about three minutes away. Since winter in the South tends to be very wet, the falls were in full force and beautiful! There were … [Read More...]


Seventh Generation Giveaway – Ends 3/12 @SeventhGen #MyBlogSpark

Winner: Gianna K. Congrats! Several factors played into our family's decision to use cloth diapers. Frugality, health and safety, preparedness, and stewardship are the main reasons we have cloth-diapered Sweet T for the past year and a half. As a cloth-diapering mom, I don't use disposable diapers too often, but there are occasions when we … [Read More...]


Breastfeeding Highs and Lows

Before I had a child I often wondered why so many modern moms choose formula over breastfeeding. We've been educated for the past three decades about how "breast is best" and  goodness knows the cost of formula adds up! However, after giving birth I realized exactly why moms choose formulas. Breastfeeding is hard! It's painful during the first few … [Read More...]

Kirkland's February Pillows 2012 (1)

Kirkland’s Giveaway – Ends 3/2

Winner: Tiffany C. Congratulations! My mom and I have been shopping at Kirkland's since the mid-90's and still enjoy their sales and selection today. Kirkland's has lots of ideas for sprucing up your winter home decor like these Ultra Coconut Sea Foam Pillows. Since we have a rustic, country motif I knew one of the pillows would look great on … [Read More...]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Giveaway – Ends 2/26 #ToastRedCarpet

This post brought to you by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. All opinions are 100% mine. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! invites you to their online red carpet viewing party, Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! The show will be streaming live on the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Facebook page on … [Read More...]

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Inspirational Motivational Quotes

This week I was in need of some motivation in general. Hope they inspire you as well! … [Read More...]