The kid's may be back in school, but it's still summer in my book. With highs usually lingering in the nineties each day into September, we are always looking for ways to cool off.
Coca-Cola is celebrating it's 125th anniversary, and has has created a summer-long program, available through My Coke Rewards , designed to help busy moms create … [Read More...]
It seems like half the items in my wardrobe have food stains or a stretched out necklines thanks to Sweet T. Some days it feels like it would be easier to live in sweatpants and a tshirt (and some days I do!) than to try to look as put together as I did before having a child. While I haven't crossed the line into owning a pair of "mom jeans," it's … [Read More...]
Fall is almost here and with it comes the start of the holiday season that we look forward to so much. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas....are you tired excited yet? We dressed Sweet T up as a ladybug last year for her first Halloween, but we're not big celebrators of October 31st. However, we do go all out for Thanksgiving so I was thrilled to … [Read More...]
Beat the heat of "Hotlanta" at Champion Kids! August here in the South can be absolutely brutal so take advantage of this indoor recreation area. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team with an extensive background in gymnastics, cheerleading, and therapeutic recreation, Champion Kids is perfect for days when the playground just isn't … [Read More...]
Take a walk down memory lane with me to a time when we wanted cereal for the tacky box and cheap prize inside rather than the high fiber content. ;)
I remember the obnoxious commercial for Nut and Honey more than the cereal itself
I wonder if this will make a comeback with the new movie?
I begged my mom for a box of … [Read More...]
Being the first and only grandchild on my side of the family, you can image Sweet T experiences no shortage of cute clothing. My mom loves to keep her outfitted in the latest and greatest from our local baby boutique and I'm happy to let her. I kind of cringe though when I see the price tags of some of the items even if it wasn't my money spent on … [Read More...]
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
a pinch of salt
1 cup Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream
Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and … [Read More...]
I made this for Hubs over the weekend and he raved over it. He likes his coffee strong and simple so this was a winner.
2 cups ice cubes
1 1/2 cups strong coffee or two espresso shots, chilled
1/4 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Ground cinnamon (optional)
If you'd like to … [Read More...]
Juice in the City
I've been a lover of photos ever since I received my first camera in 1989 that require 110 speed film. The digital age is a dream come true for someone like me, but what about all those years of photo-taking that weren't digital? Using my printer to scan them into our computer works, but can be very time-consuming. In fact, it's … [Read More...]
When I was growing up in the '80s and early '90s, my mom was busy homeschooling me as well as heading up our church's Sunday school department. Whenever she wanted to put up non-permanent billboard cut outs or display educational charts/maps in our dining room (aka the classroom) she used this blue tacky adhesive stuff. It had the texture of Silly … [Read More...]
I have a little bit of OCD about body hair. It drives me nuts! Why do we even have it? From the time I got my first razor at age 13 my shaving routine has been meticulous, but now that I have a little one...Let's just say if I get a shower every other day I'm doing good. If I can shave during those showers, I'm ecstatic. What a time saver it would … [Read More...]
3-5 medium bell peppers
1/2 cup Stove Top stuffing
1lb ground beef or turkey
6 oz shredded cheese
1/4-1/2 cup diced onion
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 clove minced garlic
3/4 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Halve and seed bell peppers then lightly salt the insides. Set aside.
Brown beef in a large skillet (Note … [Read More...]
We celebrated Sweet T's first birthday yesterday with a very low key picnic-themed party. This theme was simple to bring together and perfect for a summer birthday.
Guests served themselves buffet style on red plaid plates. Utensils were placed in a jelly jar then an open picnic basket alongside the plates and napkins.
Old fashioned bottled … [Read More...]
I no longer have a baby, but a toddler! Sweet T turned a year old yesterday. Here's the official "on the record" account of birthday events: Sweet T and I spent the day playing with her cousins, visiting a petting zoo, and celebrating with cake and presents.
Here's what really happened. First of all I forgot all about it being her … [Read More...]