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$50 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 11/19 #FDRapidRenewal

Skin is pretty amazing when you think about it. It's the largest organ in the human body and renews itself every 28 days. Drinking lots of water, eating correctly, and reducing stress are ways to keep your skin healthy. Some things that affect skin are harder to avoid or prevent, especially weather conditions. Low humidity especially during winter … [Read More...]


Pottery By You…and no Gluten for me

Ladies craft night at our church this month was really special. Leah and Lauren from Pottery By You came out to help us paint our own pottery. In a group setting like this it's always neat to see how different everyone's tastes are and the different ideas they come up with. I can't wait to see our pieces after they have been … [Read More...]


Have you Checked your Garage Door Lately?

When was the last time you did a proper maintenance check on your garage door? If you can't answer right away, it has definitely been too long. No more than thirty years ago, a garage door opener was still considered a luxury. People had to get out of their cars to open the garage door and then drive in. We just moved into a home with a garage (and … [Read More...]

El Maries Antiques

A #Snackurday Spent Antiquing

Our small Southern town has an adorable downtown area full of antique, gift, and thrift shops. Whenever my in-laws come to visit, I look forward to spending little time there perusing the stores and spending girl time with my mother-in-law and Sweet T. Linda and I enjoying browsing, but Sweet T comes strictly for the sweet treats. It seems … [Read More...]


Bluelounge Collection Prize Pack Giveaway – Ends 11/6 #Targetstyle #Targetfinds #BlueloungeBullseye

As much as I would love if all of my electronics were wireless, there's a certain stability with going the wired or cabled route. That being said, those wires and cables can get tangled and be generally annoying to use or move around. Behind entertainment centers or underneath desks are popular places for wire "nests" and that kind of clutter gives … [Read More...]


Farm Day 2014

Farm Days would be more accurate since we visited two days in a row! We love Gullion Farms and make it a point to visit each time they are open to the public. Sweet T even had her birthday party there this year! The kids cannot get enough of the corn bin   And Gus wore us out going up and down the hill for the … [Read More...]


A Better World for Kids: A Game for Good

Whether video games on consoles or a computer or apps on phones and tablets, games are everywhere these days. Most are for entertainment, but many these days are focusing on education and positive thinking. Though I don't want Sweet T or Gus to be constantly staring at a screen, I appreciate that there are games that encourage learning and healthy … [Read More...]

Toy story family costume theme

Family Halloween Costume Idea: Toy Story Theme

Halloween season is here and we've already started taking advantage of local opportunities for candy and fun. Friday night we attended a community street festival that encouraged kids to wear their costumes and collect candy from different vendors. We're doing a Toy Story theme this year for our whole family and the kids' costumes were a big … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Snacks for Fall

Thanksgiving Turkey Snacks

It finally FEELS like fall around here now. Today we're celebrating with these cute little turkeys for an after school snack. Hoping the kids gobble them right up! (*groan*) Thanksgiving Turkey Snacks Print Thanksgiving Turkey Snacks Author: Jenn Recipe type: Snack Cuisine: Kids Prep time:  5 mins Total … [Read More...]

Walt Disney World Memor Maker. Is it worth the price?

Walt Disney World Memory Maker: Is it worth it?

Walt Disney World Memory Maker package can be purchased in advance for $149. I actually didn't know about this option prior to our trip last month and paid $199 for it at the park! We wound up with 223 photos of our trip and here's why it was worth it for our family even at the $199 price point. Keep reading for a few reasons why Walt Disney World … [Read More...]


Little Gift Shop of Horrors

On return trip from Louisville last weekend, we may have tried to stall just a little. I'm glad we dragged our feet because we got to experience the most epic gift shop of all time in the history of ever. I'm not going to mention the name of the place since it's my intent to make you smile, not to humiliate the owners. But... when you have … [Read More...]

family selfie

Snap a Family Selfie and Enter to Win! #SuaveFamilySelfie

Taking a selfie used to be a quick snap of yourself to share with the world. The selfie phenomenon has taken on a life of its own. So much so that there's even a new fall show called Selfie and even a song. While I'm not a huge selfie-taker, I'll usually snap one when I get a new haircut or if I'm playing dress-up like in the selfie below (1920's … [Read More...]

Fall sensory table #IDelight

Fall Sensory Table

It's October. They tell me it's fall. I'm not really convinced since the high here is 87 degrees today. I know that come January I'll be grateful I don't have to pour hot water on my car just to get the door open, but it would be nice to experience a fall and spring like other parts of the country. Since the South has always been home, I've … [Read More...]

Galt House Hotel, Louisville Kentucky

Galt House Hotel: Louisville, KY

Last week I headed to Louisville, KY with three friends for the MOPS International Leadership Conference. These Moms Of PreSchoolers sure needed the refreshment we experienced in Lousiville over the weekend! We spent three nights in an Executive Suite at Galt House Hotel which was ideal for our girls' getaway. Why? 1. Space - We were so … [Read More...]