Creative Discovery Museum: Chattanooga, TN

During all my past visits to Chattanooga, I've never had reason to visit the Creative Discovery Museum. Now that I'm mother to an almost 4 year-old, I finally had an excuse to go!   The Creative Discovery Museum is located downtown within walking distance of the Tennessee Aquarium (and a lot of great eateries!) Children are … [Read More...]

Mother Daughter Weekend in Chattanooga #vacaygonecraycray

Sweet T and I took a little road trip last weekend! It was nice to spend some one-on-one time with my eldest without little brother's demands for my attention. Chattanooga is about a two hour drive for us, and we went to participate in a dear friend's adoption celebration. We also squeezed in quite a few activities! We stayed at the Comfort Inn … [Read More...]

7 Tips for a Beach Vacation with Small Children

We've been taking trips to the beach with a small child since Sweet T was 9 months old. I can't remember if this past beach vacation was our 4th or 5th time bringing kids to the beach, but at any rate...this wasn't our first rodeo. Below are 7 tips to help you prepare for a beach vacation with small children. Tips for a Beach Vacation with Small … [Read More...]

7 Tips for an Epic Picnic {$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #CleanItForward}

School may be starting back, but that doesn't mean summer is over. Nature didn't get the memo that the kids are in school and fall clothing in is stores. That means it's still picnic time! Tips for a Picnic 1. Leave the kids at home. KIDDING! Sort of. The last time we attempted a picnic with the kids, they wound up fighting and pouting on top … [Read More...]

Simple Summer Salad

I miss having a garden. Working a full-time job from home with two preschoolers who stay home with me all day, doesn't lend itself to much free time.  Thankfully, my dad has an abundant one and doesn't mind sharing with his only child. Over the weekend he sent me a goodie bag fill with garden fresh veggies. He knows I'm trying to clean up my diet … [Read More...]

Pensacola Beach Restaurants: Where to eat!

We just returned from a family weekend at the beach and enjoyed a couple of Pensacola Beach Restaurants including an old favorite plus somewhere new! Pensacola Beach Restaurants #1 LaBrisa Restaurant My number one Pensacola Beach Restaurant pick is a well-kept local secret, but probably won't be that way for long. LaBrisa Restaurant isn't … [Read More...]

DIY shower steamers using essential oils. There's nothing like eucalyptus in the shower! Ahhh...

DIY Shower Steamers Recipe for Homemade Shower Steamers

I wanted to make my own DIY shower steamers with my Young Living Essential Oils, but every tutorial I came across required a mold of some kind. I don't even have a plastic Easter egg around so I decided to experiment and just mold these with my hands. Guess what? It worked! It doesn't get much easier than this DIY shower steamers recipe. Homemade … [Read More...]

Mocha Cupcakes with Hazelnut Frosting

If you love coffee put your hands up! I saw all of you. ;) Coffee and coffee-flavored treats are some my favorite things to eat...and smell. Ahhhh. These Mocha Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting are a cinch to bake up thanks to a few shortcuts. For mocha cupcakes, simply prepare a chocolate cake mix according to package directions … [Read More...]