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Ginger Pecan Elderberry Muffins

Ginger Pecan Elderberry Muffins

Jam bars for dessert is what I envisioned making with my assortment of Elderberry jams and jellys from Norm's Farms. Ripe bananas and hungry children are two things I woke up to this morning though so we went with these Ginger Pecan Elderberry Muffins instead. The original recipe is posted below. I wound up adding 1/3 cup chopped pecans to … [Read More...]

Ben & Jerry's Truffle Trifecta

$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 9/4

Ben & Jerry's has a new ice cream flavor and it's exclusively available at Walgreens! Truffle Trifecta combines chocolate ice cream with little truffle treasures hidden inside. Will you bite into a marshmallow truffle, a fudge truffle, or a caramel truffle? Better eat the whole carton to make sure you encounter all three at least once, … [Read More...]

5 Easy ways to incorporate more movement into your day.

5 Simple Ways to Get Moving!

Sometimes I think we don't realize how sedentary we really are. This is especially true for those of us who work desk jobs. Until recently, I fell into the trap of thinking I had to commit to an exercise regimen in order to see any health benefits. Over then last month I've made it a point to just simply move more and have lost several … [Read More...]

Target Simple

$50 Target Gift Card and #SimpleSkinSaver Giveaway!

What does your skin face every day? Acne, aging, oiliness, dryness? I've been battling adult acne for the last several years and feel like I'm finally getting a handle on it. Acne in your 30's is not fun because you're fighting breakouts and aging at the same time. It's sobering to have acne in your wrinkles. ;) Here's a picture of my … [Read More...]

Chocolate Hazelnut Blended Coffee #IDelight

Chocolate Hazelnut Blended Coffee Recipe #IDelight

School starts back really early here in the Southeast. While those of you up north probably feel a little nip of fall in the air by the time your kids meet their new teacher, we're still in the heat of summer! My friend Amy from Pennsylvania started discussing the other day the protocol for transitioning from iced coffee back to hot again. … [Read More...]


$50 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/28

What's your style? How do you express it? When I think of style, usually clothing and accessories come to mind, but how you wear your hair speaks volumes about your style. Right now my hair is screaming mom style. I'm definitely a casual gal, and I can't even blame that on the kids since I kept it casual waaaay before they arrived. I get the … [Read More...]


$100 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/27

School may have started back, but it's still very much summer around here. The humidity is taking it's toll on my hair! It's hard to get any volume in it these days. TRESemmé, amp it up for me please! ;)   Join me in stopping by your local Walgreens on Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and learn how to Amp Up Your … [Read More...]

Escape coffee blenders

Coffee Blenders Helps You Escape!

What do you think of when you think of an escape? I think of something like this... or this or this Are you seeing a pattern here? As busy as life gets, those beachside escapes don't happen nearly as often as I'd like. You know what kind of escape has been happening around here lately instead? Escape Dark Roast Stress Relief from Coffee … [Read More...]


Support your child’s immune system this school year…without putting her in a giant hamster ball.

*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 As a self-confessed germbophobe, I used to get pretty nervous at the start of winter. My solution? Keep each kid in a hamster ball. Ok I didn't go quite that far, but I was sorely tempted at one … [Read More...]

DIY Burlap Door Hanger

DIY Burlap Door Hanger

Another ladies craft night and another fantastic project! This DIY Burlap Door Hanger is gracing my front door as we speak. Roll Tide! (or War Eagle, Go Blue, etc. if you prefer ;)) DIY Burlap Door Hanger You will need 3/4 yard brown burlap Craft glue like Aleene's Original Scissors Chalk or a fabric pencil Clothespins or … [Read More...]

Unilever Ice Cream Deal

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...]