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Three Unique Ways to Demonstrate Gratitude

It's well and good to have an "attitude of gratitude," but how about actually putting it into practice to those around you? Here are three simple things you can do today to show your appreciation and make someone's day. 1. Leave a treat for your mail carrier - If your mail runs about the same time each day, you can leave a chilled bottled water … [Read More...]


EasyLunchboxes Giveaway – Ends 7/7

The bento lunch box trend is sweeping through the blogosphere. I'm looking forward to the time when Sweet T can appreciate a cute bento using our EasyLunchbox system. In the meantime, Hubs has been making good use of it by bringing his lunch to work everyday. The food containers make it easy for me to pack a traditional sandwich lunch for him or … [Read More...]

Hurry Up and Wait Coconut Cake

Hurry Up and Wait Coconut Cake

Hurry up and Wait Coconut Cake My mom has been making this cake for 15 years and it's as big a hit today as it was the first time she ever made it. She's nicknamed it "hurry up and wait" Coconut Cake since it has to "rest" in the refrigerator for three days after making. Waiting that length of time before indulging is the most difficult part of … [Read More...]


Mini Berry Cobbler in a Baby Food Jar

Blackberry season is here. While in a month we'll have blackberries come out our ears (and freezers), right now I'm harvesting a handful or so at a time. Today I was really craving a blackberry cobbler but didn't have enough berries to make one. Solution?  Making a mini cobbler using a baby food jar and the toaster oven. Ingredients: 1/2 T … [Read More...]


Jolly’s Garden Clogs Giveaway – Ends 7/4

Summer is here in full-force and that means lots of time spent in the garden for Sweet T and me. For the purpose of this review I was sent a pair of Jollys Garden shoes of my choice (I chose the yellow fashion shoe pictured below) and have really enjoyed using them in the garden and a few other outdoor activities. Aren't these fun? They also … [Read More...]


Sunday Sweets: Berry Berry Good

Blackberry season is here early and Sweet T has the stained face and fingers to prove it. She enjoyed her first taste of blackberries this week and is a huge fan. She's been eating a couple of handfuls (my handfuls) every day. We're in a drought here in Alabama with our area going over a month and a half without rain until last Friday. The … [Read More...]


A Better World: Not just another Facebook game

I'm often a latecomer to trends and such was the case when Facebook games started gaining popularity. Judicious use of the "block application" button kept me from unfriending people who were constantly asking me to water their crops. Then one day in a fit of boredom (before Sweet T was born of course) I discovered Mafia Wars and the addiction … [Read More...]


Belvedere Designs Giveaway – Ends 7/1

Run by a husband and wife team, the creators of Belvedere Designs know all about decorating on a budget. One of their missions is to provide families with affordable charm and elegance for the home. As a young(ish) family who is perpetually pinching pennies, we love the sophistication and personalization that vinyl wall art can bring without … [Read More...]


Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. Since we moved into our new home last years, Walgreens had been our main source for over-the-counter medicines due to their convenient location and low prices. I have always been a believer in  purchasing store-brand medications over name brand varieties, and so far we've been … [Read More...]

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How to Make a Towel Animal Elephant

Towel Animal Elephant After my first cruise, I fell in love with towel animals. Coming "home" after a hard day eating at the buffet and relaxing by the pool to a towel animal on my bed made the experience even more special. You don't have to be on vacation to enjoy a fluffy friend. Make them for your kids, house guests, or for your own staycation. … [Read More...]

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Fiber One Giveaway – Ends 6/29

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans say people should consume 25-38 grams of fiber daily, and that the average American consumes only 15 grams. What´s amazing is that incorporating fiber into your diet can be effortless and definitely delicious, with Fiber One cereals offering at least 30 percent of the Daily Value per serving. (Some Fiber … [Read More...]



Technically Sweet T isn't talking yet (unless you count the "bye-bye's" she says completely at random and out of context), but it won't be long before she's blurting out things to embarrass us in public. We all know that kids say the darnedest things and Bnter has created a social network to archive and share those memorable … [Read More...]


Sweet Leaf Tea Giveaway – Ends 6/27

Like any good Southern girl, I love me some sweet tea (and some Sweet T too of course). Down South we're connoisseurs of the beverage nearly to the point of swirling it in the glass to sample the bouquet! Sweet Leaf Tea was founded with a desire to create bottled tea that tastes as good as homemade, and with 12 different flavors to choose from … [Read More...]


ReNew Life Giveaway – Ends 6/27

Founded in 1997, ReNew Life provides quality, all-natural products to aid in digestive support. They are also the only natural healthcare company whose focus is entirely on digestive support. My first experience with ReNew Life came in 2002 when my Iridologist  recommended CleanseSMART for some digestive issues I was having. The 30-day … [Read More...]