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Archives for November 2012

Love at the Christmas Table

You all know I love writing about bad television and there's no better time for corny holiday made-for-TV movies than Christmas. Ahhhhh, I love 'em. Every week from now until Christmas, I'll share my thoughts on a ridiculous holiday movie. … Continue Reading

These Boots Are Made For Wearin’

Day 3. We're on Day 3 of a certain wardrobe choice that my youngest son, Spencer (2.5), has recently embraced. Early in October, I started planning for my boys' Halloween costumes. Following in their mother's footsteps, they decided they wanted to … Continue Reading

Holiday Travel Snacks

I feel like my family is constantly on the road. We take a lot of trips to see my parents or my husband's family, and they all live at least 5 hours away from our home in Kentucky. We'll be traveling again in a few weeks for Christmas and in addition … Continue Reading

FreePrints App Review

How many photos do you take on your phone every year? If you're anything like me, you take a lot of photos that never get shared. Sure, they may get posted to Facebook or Twitter, but they aren't on display in your living room or in scrapbooks or … Continue Reading

Potette 2-in-1 Reusable Liner Review & Giveaway!

If you're anything like me, you want your purchases during the early years to do what they say they'll do and maybe a little bit more. I'm not impressed unless a product can do more than just one thing, so when I heard about the Potette Plus 2-in-1 … Continue Reading

Premama Prenatal Vitamins Review

Isn't it terrible that sometimes the best things for you are the hardest to do? Exercise can be hard to manage, cutting calories can seem almost impossible at times, and remembering to take care of yourself can often fall by the wayside. Pregnant … Continue Reading

Boarding the Bandwagon…One Decade Too Late

*sigh* So I finished a book today. Well, actually seven books. I got into this series and couldn't stop or do anything else until I finished. The only problem is that it's the Harry Potter series and I finally read them about a decade after … Continue Reading


Somewhere inside this sleep-deprived, stretchy-pants-wearing mom, there's a girly girl dying to get out. I love makeup and pampering myself, but having a family means that many times I get by with only a checkout aisle Chapstick instead of … Continue Reading

Black Friday Specials for 2012!

I'm certainly not a "deals blogger", but I do work with many affiliate programs to promote their products and make a tiny bit of money to help keep the blog going. Below you'll find a collection of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers from my … Continue Reading

Month Five Cinch Update

It's time for my latest Cinch update and I've got some good news to report! After exactly five months using Shaklee's Cinch Inch Loss plan and products, I am happy to share that I am officially down 34.4 lbs*! It has been another busy month at … Continue Reading

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

What are your favorite tips for healthy holiday eating? Disclaimer:  Results and experiences from the Shaklee 180 Program are unique for each person, so results may vary. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 program … Continue Reading

Dance Central 3 for XBOX 360 Kinect Review

I don't mean to brag, but I'm a pretty fantastic dancer. I've got moves, y'all. I can't tell you how many times I've been complimented on my dancing. Oh wait, no I can tell you. Never. Not once. It hasn't happened because I'm lying. I'm a terrible … Continue Reading

I Ate All Your Cookies (and Other Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Kids) – Book Review

There are some things you just can't say to your kids, no matter how badly you want to say them. I Ate All Your Cookies (and Other Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Kids) is a hilarious parenting book by Quinn Conroy that will make you laugh while … Continue Reading

Toys of the Past

I'm experiencing a raging case of nostalgia these days. If it's not news about The Babysitter's Club series coming out in e-book form, it's an upcoming sequel to Boy Meets World. Maybe it's the holidays and thinking about beloved toys from … Continue Reading

World Vision Gift Catalog Giveaway

The frenzy of holiday gift-giving can be exhausting. Who wants this, who wants that, how much is this going to cost?? Many times those Christmas gifts are discarded within days or weeks and from year to year, most people would be hard-pressed to … Continue Reading

Fake Baked Apples “Recipe”

Fake Baked Apples...Because ain't nobody got time for the real thing!

I'm always searching for super-easy and healthy snacks. Unfortunately, they don't exist. Sorry to break it to ya. I kid. They actually do exist, but I can't say they are all as easy as what I'm about to share with you. For some of you, you may … Continue Reading

The Six Stages of a Child-Free Getaway

The Six Stages of a Child-Free Getaway

Over the weekend, my husband Brandon and I were able to escape travel without our two boys, Miles (4) and Spencer (2.5), and spent a few days in Asheville, NC while the boys had a great time at my parents' home in Tennessee. Though we have sent the … Continue Reading

Monkey Mat Review

How many times have you been in this situation?: You're with your kids, you unexpectedly find yourselves at a park or another location where you want to sit for awhile, but you're not entirely comfortable sitting on the ground, grass, or flooring. … Continue Reading

My Kids Didn’t Vote

My boys were upset that they didn't get "I Voted" stickers like Mommy and Daddy, so naturally I made them some "I Didn't Vote" stickers... Seriously, does Miles make a great "sad face" or what?? … Continue Reading

It’s Election Day!

I Voted! Did you?

I don’t know what it is about the election that makes me all giddy. I love the excitement of new information coming in, the people’s voices being heard. That’s not a statement about tonight’s results that are coming in, it’s just a statement about … Continue Reading