Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
weekend in Sandestin
Easy Lemongrass Soda #oilyfamilies

Easy Lemongrass Soda Recipe {Young Living Essential Oil Giveaway – Ends 6/30}

My parents just returned from a trip to Bermuda (yes, I hate them too ;) ) and while laid over at the Atlanta airport made a pit stop at P.F. Chang's. P.F. Chang's at the Atlanta airport has a different menu from other locations. They open at 6:30 am and serve fried rice for breakfast. How cool is that? They also have a house lemongrass soda … [Read More...]

Caramel Marshmallow Muffins

Caramel Marshmallow Muffins #IDelight @InDelight

Miss Picky Eater ate a bran muffin today. Said muffin was helped out thanks to International Delight Creamer and I'm thankful it helped her get some fiber in her diet. Sweet T and I enjoyed making these quick and easy Caramel Marshmallow Muffins together while Gus entertained himself for all of 5 minutes. Print Caramel Marshmallow Muffins … [Read More...]


$100 Ulta Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 6/25

How often do you visit the salon? If you are a mom to littles like me, it may not be as often as you'd like. Last week I finally made it for a trim and some side-swept bangs for my massive forehead. It was my first visit to the salon in a year! This calls for a selfie.  Now the challenge is to actually style my hair more than once per month and … [Read More...]


Honoring All-Star Dads this Father’s Day

Is there an All-Star Dad in your life? I'm blessed with three of them: My own father the father of my children. and my father-in-law Dove Men+Care and Target are celebrating All-Star dads and everything they do for their families. The nomations are in – now it’s your turn to help choose the winner. Vote for your favorite video … [Read More...]


Celebrating Your Family’s #RealDadMoments with @DoveMenCare

Last night, Sweet T had a bad dream. About a moose. Two moose actually and they could both talk. Not sure what that was all about, but she was sobbing and terrified! Guess who grabbed a pillow and spent the rest of the night in her room so she wouldn't be afraid? It wasn't me. Hubs has had so very many "Real Dad Moments" over the past 4 … [Read More...]


$30 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 6/19 #FDBeautyIs

Quality beauty products don't have to cost a fortune. Dove and Family Dollar have partnered to help you stay beautiful inside and out by providing products at a great value. You can save even more from now until June 26th by purchasing any two participating items. Don't forget about inner beauty, the most important beauty of all. I've always … [Read More...]

DIY Tote Bags - These cute handbags make a great beginner sewing project. #crafts #diy

DIY Monogram Tote Bag

Ladies Craft Night at our church got pretty in-depth compared to our usual scope of practice. ;) Thanks to a very talented member and her crazy-cool embroidery machine, we made our own monogram handbags. Here's how we made them and you can to! You will need: 1/2 yard duck fabric 1/2 yard duck fabric in a coordinating color 3/4 yard … [Read More...]

Quick and Easy Blender Salsa

Easy Blender Salsa

One of the many benefits of choosing Young Living Essential Oils is that they are safe for internal use. You know what that means for us foodies!  If you are coming over from, welcome! Jen is sharing a delicious recipe for hummus using Young Living lemon essential oil that you'll want to check out. Below is a the recipe for the … [Read More...]


$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 6/13

Are you a Walgreens shopper? Hubs and I stop in our local Walgreens frequently whenever we need to pick up just a few things. It's nice to save ourselves the hassle of crowds and lines at mass merchandisers, plus they have a great rewards program! I love that Walgreens Balance Rewards allows me to keep track of my points and purchases by … [Read More...]

Barnyard Bento Lunch

Barnyard Bento with Peeps Minis #PEEPSMINISWM {$50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway}

It's been forever since I've made Sweet T a "special dinner" (her name for bento lunches or muffin tin meals.) This week I made her a barnyard-themed bento using Peeps Minis. She wasn't allowed to enjoy the Peeps Minis until she finished her piggy sandwich and the peas. I've never seen her wolf them down so quickly. ;) After tasting the … [Read More...]

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic. A must-see for families. #travel #festivals

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic was founded in 1978 and takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Decatur, Alabama. I have fond childhood memories of waking up in the dark to attend the Hare and Hound hot air balloon race with my friend Julie and her dad. We'd usually buy a t-shirt and he'd always take us to McDonald's … [Read More...]

Cheap and Easy Patriotic Craft for Kids #memorialday #july4th #FouthOfJuly

Easy Kid’s Craft: Felt Necklace

This easy felt necklace costs 75 cents to make. Elementary-age kids can create it on their own felt necklace. Preschoolers will need help from a parent but will enjoy the cutting practice. The patriotic colors make this felt necklace perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Change up the colors for Christmas, Easter, or Valentine's … [Read More...]

Natural Help for Depression with Young Living Essential Oils #oilyfamilies

Free from Anti-depressants…for the first time in a decade.

Do you struggle with depression? So very many modern women do, especially moms. Why is this? I think there are many factors involved besides the obvious fact that we are fragile human beings. Modern life doesn't agree with us on many levels (yay for the masses not dying of flu or in childbirth anymore though, right? Never think I don't … [Read More...]


Diets and Dinners and Dishes…oh my! #FinishMoms #CleanItForward

About a month ago we packed up our winter clothing and broke out our spring duds. Nothing fit me! Last spring I was burning up 500 calories per day thanks to breastfeeding and had to buy smaller clothing due to the weight loss. Even though Gus has been weaned for a while, I've still retained the eating habits of a nursing mom and my waistline … [Read More...]