Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
weekend in Sandestin

Score some free yogurt!

Dannon is giving away free yogurt ($3 value) to the first one million who ask for it! All you have to do is Visit the Activia Selects Facebook page to get your FREE coupon now! I had no idea Dannon made Greek yogurt, but I'll be able to try some for free now. Thanks, Dannon! This sponsorship is brought to you by … [Read More...]

alphabet blocks

There’s always something new to learn

Approaching my  blogiversary has caused me to reflect over the past year. When I first started this blog nearly a year ago I chose the Blogger platform for it's ease of use. For someone who doesn't have any background in web publishing or creativity, the learning curve can seem a little steep. Blogger held my hand through those early days when I … [Read More...]

Scrapbooking: Paper or Digital?

Ever since 1997 when my mom brought home some of the first 12x12 acid free papers and their primitive matching embellishments, I've been a scrapper. Those early pages make me cringe, but at the same time they are a memorial to the early days of the hobby. With entire shops dedicated to the craft and the advent of digital scrapbooking, we've come a … [Read More...]

easy lasagna recipe

Shortcut Lasagna Recipe

Shortcut lasagna, lazy lasagna, cheater's lasagna; whatever you want to call it. I have toddler and need at the time savers I can get! This dish tasted much better than I thought it would and with only 7 minutes of prep work is perfect for busy nights when you just don't have time to make dinner. Ingredients 1 cup frozen loose cut leaf … [Read More...]

Top 100 Pasta Dishes

Cookbook Review: Annabel Karmel’s Top 100 Pasta Dishes

Annabel Karmel has written over 20 books on feeding families including the classic Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner and Top 100 Baby Purees. Her latest contribution to the cooking world is Top 100 Pasta Dishes: Easy Everyday Recipes That Children Will Love. Thanks to Simon and Schuster, Sweet T and I had the opportunity to review Annabel's … [Read More...]

Microwaving metal

Who knew you couldn’t microwave metal??

Every person in America over the age of three, myself included. But... pride goes before a fall. I was working on a recipe to post later in the week and I didn't want ya'll seeing my stained-up Tupperware. Anytime I work on a recipe that's going on this blog I pull out my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel bowls  so it appears that I'm a "real" cook. … [Read More...]

Juice in the city

Juice in the City

Most internet users are familiar with daily deal sites like Groupon or Living Social, and guess what? There's a new kid in town. Juice in the City delivers daily, local deals right to your inbox. What sets Juice in the City apart from other deal sites is that it is designed for moms by moms. Founded in May 2010 by a group of moms, Juice in the City … [Read More...]

Grand Traveler Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley Review

To me the name Vera Bradley is synonymous with ultra-feminine purses, but I had no idea they also have a line of luggage. This is ironic considering a lack of feminine-looking luggage was the motivation for the formation of the company in 1982. I was given the opportunity to review the Grand Traveler in "Plum Petals" and I'll never bring my beat up … [Read More...]

Crochet Horse

Crochet Amigurumi Horse

It's been a while since I've posted any crochet projects because it's been a while since I've had any! During our May trip to Florida I used some of the time to work on this crochet horse. He comes from the pattern book  Super Cute: 25 Amigurumi Animals. For the body, I used some type of leftover yarn my mother-in-law had that she tells me isn't … [Read More...]


Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

It's Family Movie Night time again! I really appreciate both Truth Be Told and Field of Vision as movies that are truly family-friendly. Who is Simon Miller? is the latest installment of squeaky clean entertainment brought to you by Walmart and P&G's  Family Movie Night. The movie premiers August 6th at 8pm Eastern/7pmCentral on … [Read More...]


$20 Arby’s Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/10

I've had a love affair with Arby's since third grade. Each Friday they would bring roast beef sandwiches, potato cakes, and curly fries to our school cafeteria for students who wanted to purchase lunch. Friday potato cakes (with a mixture of  Arby's sauce and ketchup spread on top) were the highlight of my week. Guess it really is "good mood" food! … [Read More...]


The World’s Largest Desserts

Got a sweet tooth? This should take care of it. Largest ice cream cake Largest Rice Krispie Treat Largest whoopie pie Largest wedding cake Largest tiramisu Largest smoothie Largest ice cream scoop pyramid Largest muffin Largest lollipop Largest gingerbread house Largest doughnut Largest peach cobbler Largest … [Read More...]


Guest Post: How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

It is the most exciting time of your life, you are about to become a mom. Your body is changing in new and wonderful ways. There are so many exciting moments and there is nothing like feeling your baby kick for the first time. The rate at which your body changes is rapid, and although exciting it can also leave stretch marks. Between 75 and 90 per … [Read More...]

Nutella Fried Pies

Mini Nutella Fried Pies with Glaze

Fried pies are a tradition here in the South. My personal favorite was always an apricot fried pie until I made these with Nutella. Traditional fried pies are usually 6" in diameter, but I made these 4" so they are more like little snacks instead of a full-fledged dessert.   Ingredients: 4c all-purpose flour 2t salt 1c shortening 1c … [Read More...]