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Let’s talk about health insurance…

Having youth on our side, a lack of chronic health problems, and no children in our home, Hubs and I were able to squeak by without any sort of health care coverage for the first 8 years of our marriage. Then these two showed up...   and our 30s began. :) Suddenly we weren't comfortable with the prospect of remaining uninsured! A … [Read More...]

Traveling to Chattanooga? Find out the best places to eat downtown.

Where to Eat in Chattanooga

Wondering where to eat in Chattanooga? We just returned from another trip to Chattanooga so I thought I'd highlight some of the best places to eat in the Downtown Chattanooga area. Are you ready to drool over these Chattanooga restaurants? 1. The Blue Plate - The Blue Plate Just a block from the Creative Discovery Museum and with kid-friendly … [Read More...]

Vacation rental or hotel stay? A look at the pros and cons of each so you can travel smart on your next trip.

Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels: Pros and Cons

Most everyone reading this has stayed in hotel before and if you've traveled for any length of time you're probably also familiar with the concept of vacation rentals by owner. Property owners list their rental on third party sites like VRBO, HomeAway, and FlipKey where potential visitors can book accommodations through the third party site. … [Read More...]

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Daysy Fertility Monitor: Complete Fertility Management!

Infertility. It's something most of us think happens to "other people" until we experience it first hand. After all, we spend a good bit of money and energy trying not to get pregnant during our child-free days so it's rather ironic frustrating when conception doesn't happen easily or immediately. Hubs and I experienced a season of … [Read More...]

These bacon wrapped cauliflower bites make an excellent low carb snack. Use the right kind of bacon and make it paleo too!

Bacon Wrapped Cauliflower: A low carb treat!

Super Bowl Sunday will soon be here, and even if you aren't a football fan you've gotta love game day food! These Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower Bites make a great addition to your Super Bowl party for guests who are on low carb or paleo eating plans. Bacon Wrapped Cauliflower Bites 4.8 from 5 reviews Print Bacon Wrapped Cauliflower … [Read More...]

All of Bear Creek Country Kitchens products are ready in 10-15 minutes by just adding water. Perfect for camping, preparedness, or getting dinner on the table quickly!

Just add water…I can handle that

Today is what will probably be the coldest day of the year here in Alabama. School was delayed due to the windchill, but at least I didn't have diaper wipes freeze in my car during a shopping trip like my friend Courtney (this Southern girl just cannot imagine!) It's the perfect day to eat some piping hot comfort food like the Cheddar Broccoli … [Read More...]

You need a hobby, Mama! Learn why it's so important for moms to have a hobby and get some help choosing one based on your individuality!

Why Moms Need a Hobby (and how to choose one!)

  1. Identity - Hobbies force you to explore and engage in activities outside your children. Hobbies can help you feel like you! Even if you're including the kiddos in your hobby, your family is engaging in something that you enjoy and choose to do rather than participating in a child-centric activity. I could write a whole post on the … [Read More...]

These Gluten Free Veggie Quesadillas are easy to create and make a great snack!

Gluten Free Veggie Quesadillas

Today is day 9 of my clean eating diet. The most I've ever last on any kind of diet clean-up, whether it be Paleo, Whole30, or just cutting out sweet treats has been 10 days in a row, so when I make it to day 11 that will be progress! Right now my diet consists of lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, gluten-free/high fiber/non-GMO grains and … [Read More...]

20 Things to throw away right now. Decluttering and organizing for the new year!

Decluttering Tips: 20 things to toss out NOW

Decluttering is something many of us start to think about in January. The excess of Christmas and the thought of a fresh start with the beginning of a new year usually inspires me to reclaim some space! Plus, clutter gives me anxiety. How about you? Maybe I'm just weird. Below are 20 things you can donate, trash, or "re-home" today to declutter … [Read More...]

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

Fun Kid Craft: “Socktopus” Octopus Sock Puppet. No sew!

These little octopus puppets are made from boot socks. No sewing is involved and they make for a fun little craft to do with the kids.   For each socktopus you will need 1 sock (use a boot sock for longer legs) twine, jute, ribbon, or string 2 googly eyes fiberfill or cotton balls for stuffing scissors craft glue Step 1 - … [Read More...]

Why you might need a break from social media and how to do it even if your business depends on it!

How to Take a Vacation from Social Media

How to take a social media vacation...just don't check your social media accounts. The end. Right? Maybe for some people it's that simple, but for other (like me) stepping away from social media isn't quite that easy.   If you blog or own a business, social media is part of your bread and butter. Asking a blogger to quit … [Read More...]

Planning is crucial to a successful Whole 30. Set yourself up for success with these 30 Whole30 Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes

30 Whole30 Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes

It's a new year and many of us are creating New Year's Resolutions when it comes to our health, or at least trying to undo all the damage we did at Christmastime. The Whole30 Program is a popular lifestyle overhaul that's quite effective...if you can stick to it. Planning is paramount to a successful Whole30 so if you're plunging into the program … [Read More...]

How to Hand Stamp a Spoon - Everything you needs to know to get start metal stamping for the first time

How to Hand Stamp Spoons

Over the past couple of months I've really enjoyed learning how to stamp spoons. There's a whole world of metal stamping out there from personalized jewelry to keychains that I haven't dipped a toe into yet because I'm having too much fun with vintage silver spoons. Silver spoons are easier to stamp than you think. Here's how you can make one … [Read More...]

These Holiday Scalloped Potatoes make a festive side dish with minimal effort. Plus...bacon

Holiday Scalloped Potatoes

The "holidaze" are here and our calender is full! Between Christmas parties, holiday activities, and family visiting, we're keeping a hectic pace around here. Thanks to convenient products like Betty Crocker Potatoes, I've been able to get dinner on the table most nights without resorting to pizza delivery. For these Holiday Scalloped … [Read More...]