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DIY Microdermabrasion Paste

DIY Microdermabrasion Paste

Don't hate on me, but I'm pretty sure the term microdermabrasion technically only refers to the actual cosmetic procedure. While the term has been tagged onto all sorts of products as a marketing tactic, true microdermabrasion is performed under medical supervision. OTC products and DIY recipes like this one should be more accurately termed … [Read More...]

Sweet Shop Bedroom Theme for Kids #homedecor #diy

Room Reveal! Sweet T’s Sweet Shop Bedroom

Sweet T's sweet treats bedroom has slowly been evolving since we moved in 5 months ago. I think we're going to call it done! Taking pictures of her room made me realize why I only enjoy photographing food and my children. In other words....sorry for the crappy pictures. Would you believe her walls are actually a very pale green? Exactly. … [Read More...]

11 ways to beat the blues

11 Ways to Beat the Blues

Down in the dumps, blue, melancholy, in a funk, bummed - Whether it's due to circumstances, seasonal changes or PMS we all get down from time to time. No one likes to feel that way! Here are a few ways to shake it off. (Note that I'm not referring to clinical depression here, but the occasional low mood.) 1. Go outside - You thought I was … [Read More...]

DIY Puppy Dog Cupcake #seastheday

Royal Caribbean Cupcake Cupboard Decorating Class: The Liberty of the Seas #seastheday

The Cupcake Cupboard on board The Liberty of the Seas offers cupcake decorating classes. I participated with a group of fellow bloggers and I can't imagine how fun it would be to a attend a class as a family. Chef Marlin from Manila has an impressive resume yet he still was able to simplify the steps so that anyone can create a puppy dog … [Read More...]


Cricket Has Purrsonality

Our kitty Cricket puts up with soooo much. He's a sweetheart and often handles living with an 18 month old and a 3 1/2 year old better than I do! Cricket and Gus are the same age so they've kind of grown up together. If only Gus were as easy to potty-train, right? When Cricket isn't allowing the children to manhandle him, he loves to play … [Read More...]

Baked Italian Swai with Spinach #SamsClubSeafood

Baked Italian Swai with Spinach #SamsClubSeafood

We've enjoyed 6 weeks of seafood sampling at Sam's Clubs nationwide. What has been your favorite so far? Today starts the last week of the Sam's Seafood Sampling Event and they're going out on a healthful note with Baked Italian Swai with Spinach Before shopping for this post, I had no idea you could buy Olive Garden's famous salad … [Read More...]

Cheesy Fiesta Chicken

Cheesy Fiesta Chicken {T-Fal Cookware Giveaway}

Why does it seem like getting dinner on the table every night requires an act of God? Oh right. I have two preschoolers and work from home. If you are as crazy-busy as me, you know that getting even a semi-homemade meal on the dinner table is a serious accomplishment. If we can avoid the drive-through, pizza delivery guy, or Chinese buffet then I … [Read More...]

Royal Caribbean Dining Options on the Liberty of the Seas #seastheday

Dining Aboard The Liberty of the Seas #SeasTheDay @RoyalCaribbean

No surprise that my first post after returning from The Liberty Of The Seas is all about the food! I'm no stranger to cruising or cruise food, but during this trip I got to experience something different: a galley tour along with 39 other bloggers! Head chef Donna supervises the preparation of up to 30,000 meals per day. I'm doing good to … [Read More...]

curling straight hair

Hair Hair Everywhere!

There are about three things I can do with hair and all of them involved a sock bun, ponytail or both. Since Sweet T was born I'm learned to French braid, but still haven't mastered the skill on my own hair. This is what my hair looks like when nothing has been done to it but a good shampoo and condition with products like Dove Advanced Hair … [Read More...]

Shrimp Spring Rolls

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Thai Chili Dipping Sauce #SamsClubSeafood

There's more shellfish to enjoy this week at Sam's Club so I'm a happy camper. Shrimp has been one of my favorite foods since I was a little girl. Today and tomorrow you can sample shrimp at your local Sam's Club...with a twist: Shrimp Spring Rolls! Ya'll, these are GOOD. I liked them better than the ones served at Chinese buffets. SeaPak … [Read More...]


The Quest for Protein and Fiber! #FactsupFront

What comes to mind when you think of nutrition labels? Dieting? That's generally the only time I paid attention to the nutrition facts on packaged foods. That is until I had kids. Kids who are such picky eaters that every day is a battle to get them to eat much of anything! Kids who when they actually do eat, consume a short list of typical kids … [Read More...]

DIY Furiture Polish #oilyfamilies #detoxyourhome

DIY All-Natural Furniture Polish #detoxyourhome #oilyfamilies

This is stop #11 on the "Detox Your Home" spring cleaning blogger series. If you are arriving from Creative Kristi, welcome! How are you enjoying that odor-free kitty litter box? ;) I mentioned in yesterday's post that we're looking for ways to move toward a more natural home-environment and reduce the amount of chemicals we come into contact … [Read More...]

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Starting the #CleanItForward Challenge with #FinishMoms

I love my dishwasher. Going without one for a few years made me really appreciate the luxury of not sinking my hands into dirty dish water each day. That being said, I kind of have high expectations for the automated dishwashing process. If I've got to thoroughly rinse off each dish and they aren't completely clean after running a cycle, then … [Read More...]

15 make ahead sunday dinners

15 Make Ahead Sunday Dinners

Whether you attend church or enjoy a day of rest, make Sunday dinner easy on yourself with these 15 make ahead meals. One of my favorite make-ahead meals for Sundays or when I'm serving guests later on is my Easy Chicken Enchiladas. Stick to the original recipe, only leave off the enchilada sauce until you are ready to put them in the oven. … [Read More...]