Month: August 2013

Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Recipe & Smart Balance

Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Recipe & Smart Balance

Nothing says Back to School to me like a good loaf of Zucchini Bread! I grew up loving this stuff and a favorite memory from when I was in public school was my mom packing 2 slices of it in my lunch box–one for me […]

Top Five Home Schooling Questions Answered (& Myths De-Bunked)

Top Five Home Schooling Questions Answered (& Myths De-Bunked)

Today I’m writing a post that has been in my mind and heart for years. It never quite seemed the right time to write it, so it’s always just kind of bounced around in there waiting. I feel strongly that this is the right time, […]

Outsmarted by a Two Year Old

Outsmarted by a Two Year Old

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Legalese Nonsense: One look at Tyler’s messy face and you KNOW I have some funny feeding stories to tell–thanks to SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program sponsoring this post I get to share one with you! All messy, clever babies are my own!

If you’ve read this blog much at all over the past 3 years you know that Tyler is my little “messy monster”. He is rarely ever to be found with a clean face, and after I realized this is just one of those facts of life I really quit caring so much about it. I mean–he’s a little boy and I’m much too busy to be following him around with a washcloth all day long!

With his bent for mess-loving mealtime has always been very interesting. Always strong willed he’s insisted on feeding himself since he was just learning how to eat solids. Usually I managed to come away with the upper hand, there was one time, however, where he definitely outsmarted me!

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Great Grains Crunchy Cookies Recipe

Great Grains Crunchy Cookies Recipe

With back-to-school just around the corner I’ve been trying to get some nice, easy breakfast ideas as well as some that are a little more fancy for weekends now that they’re going to be a special treat since both Bob and Amber will be gone […]

Sidetracked by Francesca Gino

Sidetracked by Francesca Gino

The human mind has always fascinated me–my favorite college class was Psych 101 and I almost switched my major to Psychology until I figured out that I would need at least a Masters to do much with that degree. I still enjoy learning about the […]

Fall Fashion 2013 ~ Darby’s & Bootights

Fall Fashion 2013 ~ Darby’s & Bootights

Fall Fashion ~ Darby's & Bootights
Legalese Nonsense: knowing how much I love boots, I couldn’t say yes fast enough when I was offered to review tights & knee highs specifically made for them. All modelesque poses, new hair cuts & coloring, and massive amounts of boots are my own.

Fall Fashion 2013

I can hardly believe it but the end of the month is sneaking up super fast and with it comes back to school and that means one thing for sure–Fall is going to be here faster than I can possibly imagine! While there are many wonderful things about Summer, down here in Texas my favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. Now only do they bring much appreciated relief from the intense heat and humidity, they also allow for a little more *fun* and variety when it comes to fashion–bye bye shorts, tank tops, and flip flops; hello jackets, sweaters, long sleeves, and new shoes! Fall Fashion 2013!

Now, I have a confession to make. I’m really not much of a shoe gal. In fact it hasn’t been until the past several years that I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty of a good set of heels or a pair of Mary Jane’s. I do, however, LOVE boots. And when I say I love boots I mean….

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Parent’s Biggest Smart Phone Concerns

Parent’s Biggest Smart Phone Concerns

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating When we were at the airport during our looong layover a nice lady beside us saw Amber playing Angry Birds. She […]

OMGuac Your Lunch Photo Contest

OMGuac Your Lunch Photo Contest

I’ve been ever so slightly obsessed with avocado lately! The only problem is that my family doesn’t quite share my enthusiasm for it (crazy people!) So when I discovered Wholly Guacamole I was in heaven, especially their minis which are only 100 calories and the […]

Philly Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Philly Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

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The Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community always hooks up me with the best sponsored posts! This time I got to make a delicious appetizer with philly cream cheese spread! #SaveonPhilly #cbias

Last Spring I took a Bible Study that was all focused around frugal living. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot, including to keep my eye out for high value coupons on grocery items I use frequently. Between bagels, desserts, and appetizers philly cream cheese is one of those items that we always are using at my house! So when I found out about the .50 Cents Off philadelphia cream cheese Coupon I went and printed it off right away! (The one I originally used is no longer valid but go ahead and click through and get yourself some coupons to use for this recipe–I’ll wait!)

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The Tooth Fairy is Tired

The Tooth Fairy is Tired

No matter how completely amazing and awesome your mom was–I bet anything that there are a few instances in your childhood you can look back on where you vowed to yourself, “When I’m a parent–I will NEVER do that!” One of those moments came when […]