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The Ironman and Vegacal

In our rural Alabama community there is an Ironman Road, Ironman grocery, and an Ironman Baptist church all named after this iron statue. He is believed to have been created in Birmingham, AL around 1900 as an advertisement for Vegacal Liver Tonic which was manufactured in New Jersey at the time. The front of the iron man reads "Vegecal for the … [Read More...]


Chicken Diane

I found this recipe on an old recipe card and decided to make it for lunch last Saturday. Not only was it tasty, but it cooked up very quickly. Prep to table in 20 minutes! Ingredients 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1/2t salt 1/2t black pepper 2T olive oil 2T butter or spread 3T chopped fresh chives or green onions Juice of … [Read More...]

Green Beans with Potatoes

Green Beans and Taters

This is my favorite way to eat green beans. We have an abundance in our garden right now so I thought I'd share. The cool thing about this recipe is that you can make it with very few green beans if you have to. Just use extra potatoes and onions to make up for it. That's what I do at the beginning of the season when I can only harvest a … [Read More...]


Energizer Battery Giveaway with Bonus Gas Card – CLOSED

With an active 11 month old we're constantly reaching for the video camera to capture her at play. Factor in all of her battery-operated toys and you've got a family of extreme AA and AAA users!  Fortunately, Energizer lithium batteries are real workhorses. They are lightweight and perform well in extreme temperatures, from -40° F to 140° F (-40° C … [Read More...]


Summer Family Fun

This was our third lake house 4th of July trip with my side of the family and I've got to say the trips keep getting better and better. You've had a true vacation when not a lick of makeup goes on your face for 5 days and when checkout rolls around you don't even know what day it is. Sweet T enjoyed her first swim in the lake in spite of having … [Read More...]

Towel Monkey

How to Make a Towel Animal: Monkey

Mr. Monkey is a little more challenging than the towel animal elephant, but if I can do it then so can you. You will need: 1 Bath sheet (I used a regular bath towel, but my monkey isn't as long as he needs to be because of it) 1 Hand towel safety pins Lay the bath sheet (regular towel if you are cheating like me) out horizontally and roll … [Read More...]

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Blissful Booty Cloth Diaper Giveaway – CLOSED

Blissful Booty began with a mom who needed a diaper that wouldn't affect her preemie's very sensitive skin. This "diaperpreneur" left her career in finance to start the family-owned and operated business that Blissful Booty is today. As an experienced mom, Cathy knows her fluff and is committed to the well-being of babies and our earth. Sweet T and … [Read More...]


Lake Rats

We just returned form a fabulous five days on the lake with my side of the family. Sweet T enjoyed the water as well as her first boat ride. I'll be blogging our trip later in more detail, but for now I'm trying to play catch up around here (e.g. wash my hair for the first time in several days! :) Now I'm off to choose some giveaway winners and … [Read More...]


No Bake Healthy Banana Split “Cake”

Now that you've stuffed yourself silly over the holiday weekend, here's a healthy way to get back on the wagon while still indulging. Ingredients: 16 graham cracker squares 1-2 bananas, sliced (soak them briefly in the pineapple juice if you like to maintain color) 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup canned pineapple pieces 2 sugarfree vanilla … [Read More...]


Happy Fourth of July!

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely holiday! … [Read More...]


Green is Good with Sunkist® Valencia Oranges

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunkist Growers for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. A green orange? Sounds like a paradox, but not so thanks to Sunkist Valencia oranges because they sometimes "re-green" in warm weather. I've occasionally noticed greenish oranges in the grocery store and always assumed they were … [Read More...]


Miniature Reese’s Cheescakes with Peanut Butter Glaze

Ingredients Crust: 1/4c butter, melted 1/2 pack of vanilla wafers OR 3 sleeves graham crackers Filling: 12 miniature peanut butter cups 8oz cream cheese, softened 4oz peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1t vanilla extract Optional glaze: 1T peanut butter 1T powdered sugar water Crush up vanilla wafers or graham crackers using a … [Read More...]


BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper Giveaway – Ends 7/13

BabyKicks, a family owned and operated Maryland-based business, is known for their use of natural hemp fiber. My first experience with the brand came when I ordered some of their Joey-Bunz inserts once Sweet T started sleeping through the night. I needed something slim, trim, and super-absorbent during those months when she slept for 6-8 hour … [Read More...]


Easy Meatloaf recipe using Stove Top Everyday Stuffing Mix

Hubs is a HUGE Stove Top Stuffing fan. One of his favorite dinners when he was single was a package of Stove Top Stuffing Mix served straight out of the pot in which he prepared it! Being a Southern gal, I'm more of a cornbread dressing eater so it was Hubs who introduced me to what a great dish Stove Top stuffing can be (I do at least make him eat … [Read More...]