Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
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DIY Deep Conditioner #essentialoils #youngliving #DIY #oilyfamilies

DIY Deep Conditioner

My mom tried this DIY Deep Conditioner on her hair and liked it so much she decided to make some to share. DIY Deep Conditioner Ingredients: 1/4 cup Olive Oil 5 drops Young Living Lemongrass Essential Oil Combine two ingredients and store in a glass jar. A baby food jar will work. When ready to use, warm the jar in a pan of boiling … [Read More...]

Date Night with @Breyers Gelato Indulgences #GelatoLove

Date Night with @Breyers #GelatoLove

This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine. If you've been married any length of time, you know the importance regular date nights play in keeping your relationship strong. This is especially true if you have children in the home! It's a little ironic though because the very beings that necessitate date … [Read More...]


Look at your reflection and smile back!

I've always appreciated The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, even more so now that I have a daughter. Dove and Walgreens are committed to building positive self-esteem and inspiring women to reach their full potential, acknowledging that beauty is defined in different ways.   Dove is building a movement in which women everywhere have the … [Read More...]

Rainy Day Activity Jar with over 50 Activites

Rainy Day Activity Jar

This rainy day activity jar has over 50 easy ideas for keeping little ones busy on days when playing outside isn't possible. Most are fun or crafty but there are a couple of chores mixed in too. Whenever you hear "I'm bored" just reach for a slip of paper and complete the activity. Repeat as necessary. Rainy Day Activity Jar You will need: 1 … [Read More...]

diy natural insect repellent #youngliving #essentialoils #oilyfamilies

DIY Natural Insect Repellent

The mosquito is the state bird here in Alabama and we're already being feasted on every time we step outside. I'm not ok with spraying my children down with DEET but we can't just stay indoors until winter. What to do? Create an all-natural insect repellent with Young Living Essential Oils. DIY Natural Insect Repellent 5 drops thieves … [Read More...]

new couch

Pin to Win with Haverty Spring Refresh #HavertysRefresh

For the last six months I've been slowly feathering our new nest. For my birthday last month, Hubs bought me a new couch and a chair to match. Sweet T immediately staked out her spot.  We have a few more miles to go with our new home, but I prefer to look at what we've accomplished so far instead of what we still have left to do. And by "we" I … [Read More...]

5-layer Reeses Peanut Butter Cheesecake. No Bake! #dessert

Five-Layer Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Two Thanksgivings ago, my mother-in-law made a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake that was the stuff of legends. We haven't stopped talking about it. Seriously, this cheesecake comes up in conversation once a week at least. So when they came up for visit this week I begged MIL to help me make one. It was just as epic as we remembered. 5 Layers … [Read More...]

5 Gifts New Moms Really Want #mothersday #motherhood

Gift Ideas for New Moms

With Mother's Day coming up, I thought it would be helpful to offer some gift ideas for new moms. Friends and family, if you like to bring new moms a gift either at the hospital, at home or to commemorate her first Mother's Day here are a few ideas. Cute newborn outfits are standard and fun, but not usually needful. Try including one of the … [Read More...]

mom waterfall

Celebrate Mother’s Day with eBay and Win! #eBayMom

How are you celebrating Mother's Day this year? I feel richly blessed to be in this season of life.  Not only do I get to enjoy motherhood myself, but I also get to enjoy spending time with my own mother. My mom loves to travel... And she loves to eat good food. Preferably while she's traveling... And she loves to enjoy … [Read More...]

13 Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

13 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Right now my Mother's Days consist of wrangling Sunday clothes onto two preschoolers and figuring out what to feed their picky little selves. It won't be long though before they're older and serving me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. Hey, I can dream, right? In the meantime I'll cherish the sticky fingers and plan for next year when Sweet T and I … [Read More...]


ShopSmart Magazine Subscription Giveaway – Ends 5/12

Analytic by nature, I never make a major purchase without researching it to death. Even for small purchases I like to read a blog review or get a recommendation from a friend before buying anything...even deodorant! As a blogger I also enjoy putting the word out about products I love whether by writing a review or giving a shout-out on social … [Read More...]

mom and trudy

Celebrate Mom’s Real Beauty {$50 Dollar General Gift Card Giveaway}

Mother's Day is just over two weeks away. How will you celebrate your mom this year? This Mother’s Day, Dove and Dollar General are committed celebrating real beauty. My mom has that in spades! We're talking that kind of giving, loving inner beauty that is so rare today. I'm not a touchy-feely person and am guilty of not showing my mom often enough … [Read More...]

nailed ithair

How Would You Describe Your Personal Style? Toni & Guy

All the talk of hair this week has got me wanting to do something with mine. You see here's what my hair looks like in my mind. And here's what it really looks like. Except there's usually dried up food in it too. Sigh.   It's definitely time for a makeover! Fortunately it's finally spring and the longer days and warm weather always … [Read More...]

Some unique tips you may not have heard before

5 Tips for Healthy Hair {$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway}

1. Get your Omega-3's - Eat fish, flaxseed, or take a supplement. The fatty acid will keep your hair moisturized from the inside out. 2. Towel dry gently - I'm guilty of rubbing my hair violently with a towel after washing. Instead, try wrapping your hair up in a towel for 30 minutes and leaving there. The towel will do its job without all the … [Read More...]