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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...]


Why Is A Smile Important to You? #PowerOfASmile

Oh the power of a smile. Is there anything more precious than seeing your child smile? I love to see my kids' smiles. Even their evil smiles.   Hopefully just looking at these two little scamps and reading about their capers made YOU smile. What if your child couldn't smile or was too embarrassed to smile due to a cleft? How … [Read More...]


Save $1 on Axe Hair at Target

We are some Axe users in this house! Well, Hubs is. And Gus will be soon. You see, they don't have actual hair growing out of their heads, they have straw. Seriously. And they are both blond so if their hair isn't cut very short and managed with a product like Axe Hair Pomade it literally looks like there's a haystack on top of their … [Read More...]

Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes #glutenfree

Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes #CookingUpGood {$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway}

This Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes recipe is going to become a go-to for me on busy weeknights. I managed to run to Walmart for the ingredients, marinate the chicken while I did the rest of the prep work, and bake it while I cleaned up the kitchen, set the table, and made "kid food" for you-know-who...all in 2 hours. Chicken and Roasted Red … [Read More...]

5 Simple Skin Care Tips for Busy Moms

5 Simple Skin Care Tips for Busy Moms {$25 Walgreens Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 5/2}

1. Facial Wipes are your friend - Are you ever so exhausted by the end of the day that washing your face and brushing your teeth feels like it will require the same energy expenditure as running a 5K? Of course you have. You're a mom. Try using a facial wipe like Simple Cleaning Facial Wipes for a quick cleanse and toss. As for your teeth. Brush … [Read More...]

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...]