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Sweet T Celebrates with Sweet Treats! {$75 Target Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/20}

Sweet T turned four years old this week and we celebrated with a Woody and Jessie Toy Story theme at a local farm (post coming soon!) True to her nickname, Sweet T has an insatiable sweet tooth. As responsible parents we monitor her intake of sweets, but on her birthday....we say anything goes! She took advantage of the opportunity with cake … [Read More...]

Toy Story Woody and Jessie cake

Toy Story Birthday Party Theme

Sweet T turned 4 years old this week and we celebrated with a Toy Story birthday party. It was actually a Woody and Jessie western party to be more specific. Buzz got left out of the festivities and plans to appear solo at Gus' birthday instead. Even though this was a celebration just for a few family members, I always order photo invitations so … [Read More...]

Thai Chicken Curry #glutenfree #dairyfree

Thai Chicken Curry #EasyCookingWithPam

Since Hubs adopted a gluten-free, dairy-free diet nearly two years ago, I've made this Thai Chicken Curry on a weekly basis. It's filling, quick and easy to make and can easily be adapted to Paleo and Whole 30 meal plans by leaving out the rice. Thanks to the power of PAM Cooking Spray, clean up is a cinch too! Make the entire … [Read More...]

Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga Tennessee #travel

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...]


$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/12

Are you a Walgreens shopper? No one in our household has prescriptions that need to be filled, yet we still find ourselves at Walgreens on a regular basis. Last week I had Sweet T's photo birthday party invitation printed at Walgreens. Over the weekend I was grateful to find a Walgreens on our little road trip once I realized I'd left behind … [Read More...]

Beach Vacations with Small Children #travel

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

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

Simple Summer Salad #EasyCookingWithPam

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 … [Read More...]


$50 Dollar General Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/6

Can you believe it's back-to-school time already? The first day of school for the 2014 school year around here is August 5th! So much for summer vacation meaning June, July, and August, right? Dollar General knows that this time of year moms need to focus on staying organized, saving time and most importantly, saving money. So from now … [Read More...]

Where to Eat at Pensacola Beach #travel

Dining at Pensacola Beach

We just returned from a family weekend at the beach and enjoyed dining at Pensacola Beach at and old favorite and discovering somewhere new! #1 LaBrisa Restaurant My number one pick is a well-kept local secret, but probably won't be that way for long. LaBrisa Restaurant isn't actually on Pensacola Beach, but about two miles away in Gulf Breeze. … [Read More...]

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This post is brought to you by ZapVM One thing I've learned, once I had my kids, is how important it is to take pictures and record everything that you do. Time goes by so quickly. I know it's kind of cliche to say, but it's true; one minute you're looking at your baby, and the next minute they are in 5th grade and about to go to middle school in … [Read More...]

2014 KIA Optima SX Turbo

2014 KIA Optima SX Turbo Review

When you drive a 12 year-old sedan, you aren't used to your vehicle drawing any attention. We enjoyed driving something with a little WOW factor last week: the 2014 KIA Optima SX Turbo   Not only were friends asking about our new ride, but we caught strangers ogling it in parking lots too. It was fun to drive something cool and … [Read More...]

DIY Shower Steamers for colds #oilyfamilies

DIY Shower Steamers

*Note: The wording of this post has been changed from the original in order to ensure FDA compliance and may not read as smoothly as it was intended I wanted to make my own 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 … [Read More...]