Month: September 2013

Sponsored: Get a head start on head lice this back-to-school season  – Visit ExpertAdviceOnLice.com

Sponsored: Get a head start on head lice this back-to-school season – Visit ExpertAdviceOnLice.com

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  It’s almost that time again! The back to school season is just around the […]

Preschool Book – Bumper Wipe Clean Activities

Preschool Book – Bumper Wipe Clean Activities

As I’ve mentioned before my favorite kind of preschool activity books are the write-on, wipe-off kind! Not only is it much easier for kids to be able to master things when they’re able to repeat them, these books, when made well, are perfect for passing […]

Kaylee Rutland CD Review – What I’m Listening To These Days

Kaylee Rutland CD Review – What I’m Listening To These Days

Although my music tastes run the gamete I always find myself drawn back to my “roots” of country music. It is what I listened to 24/7 as a teenager and it still touches a place in my heart that nothing else quite can! I love it’s themes of love, faith, trust, friendship, family, good times and bad–basically life and all it includes!

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Recently a transplanted into small town Texas girl myself when I was given the chance to check out fellow small town Texas girl Kaylee Rutland CD I looked forward to it! I’m always up for discovering new talent!

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Fall Festival Deals Across the USA

Fall Festival Deals Across the USA

It’s almost Fall! Here in Texas that’s hard to believe with the temperatures still reaching into the 90s, but as I see the leaves just beginning to change I’m excited to know that cooler weather and everything fun that Fall brings is just around the […]

5 Ways to Make Back-to-School Dinners Easy & a Grands! Mini Pizza Recipe

5 Ways to Make Back-to-School Dinners Easy & a Grands! Mini Pizza Recipe

We’re now 3 weeks into our new *extremely busy* school routine! (Remember–I told you what all we have on our plate in my last easy-meal post?) Everything is starting to fall into place now, however, and I thought it would be great to share with […]

Italian Style Fish & Pasta Recipe for Busy Moms Sam’s Club Style

Italian Style Fish & Pasta Recipe for Busy Moms Sam’s Club Style

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We’ve always been busy but it seems that since Amber started Kindergarten a few weeks ago we entered into the throes of busyness–full speed ahead!

Hubby is taking 17 credits this semester towards his Electrical Engineer degree–the easiest of which involves many squiggly lines and calculus equations that make my eyeballs cross, then Amber is in kindergarten which here is from 7:55 to 2:30 each day & will be starting ballet again soon, I’m working from home 30 hours a week, and Tyler is still home full time and I’m doing pre-k with him 2 mornings a week. Needless to say with all of that I’m going from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day—and still need to manage to fit in exercising, laundry, and cooking, and grocery shopping at Sam’s Club into the equation!

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TOMS Giving in the U.S. #OneforOne

TOMS Giving in the U.S. #OneforOne

Have you ever heard of a “little” company called TOMS? I was introduced to them and their shoes through my brother and sister-in-law. They love them so much, in fact, that they even had their bridesmaids wear Classic Burlap TOMS in their wedding! I love […]

Kiddo Tags Huge 10,000 Fan Giveaway – OVER $1,000 Value!!!!!!

Kiddo Tags Huge 10,000 Fan Giveaway – OVER $1,000 Value!!!!!!

Over the summer I got the chance to run a campaign for Kiddo Tags with several of the best bloggers I know! It was so much fun being able to check out their great posts and see how amazing their products are! So I was […]

Planning the Dream Wedding…I already had….

Planning the Dream Wedding…I already had….

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A beautiful princess style ball length gown, a tiara, flowers and lights, soft music and gorgeous makeup, a 3 stone princess cut ring, a dashing groom, gorgeous bridesmaids…..

What is it about weddings that has such an attraction? Even though my own wedding has come and gone 8 years ago I still find myself drawn to Pinterest wedding boards, oohing and ahhing over the details or scratching my head because I still don’t really “get” the whole cupcake wedding dress look (like I said–I got married 8 years ago before that one was in). One of my only “guilty pleasure” reality tv shows is Say Yes to the Dress, I love watching all the different gowns and seeing the girls faces when they discover “the one”! It brings back that amazing feeling all over again!

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I was bemoaning the fact to a friend that while the internet was alive and booming when I got married things like blogs and Pinterest were un-known and un-charted territory so I wasn’t able to benefit from all the glories of the internet to help me plan my own wedding. I love that these days you can find huge deals on just about anything — including things like Wedding Dresses. You can even order them online for a fraction of the price–some as low as $100! I thought I was getting a steal on my dress when I got married and it wasn’t even close to that! I know some people would be a little worried about buying a wedding gown online but my sister-in-law did for her vow renewal and it turned out absolutely gorgeous!

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But what can you do? I have seen some girls who have created “the wedding I already had” boards–everything is much clearer in retro-spect (I might have chosen different colors so that my flowers and bridesmaid dresses would have been easier to coordinate). But I’m not quite that bad…..yet….

Hmmm…maybe, just maybe I’ll have to talk Bob into marrying me….again!

Feel Good Wednesdays

Feel Good Wednesdays

  Happy Wednesday! One thing that I love about holidays is that “Hump Day” comes so quickly–like this week, hurray!! Before this year we were busy but nothing like we are now as a family! I haven’t been so happy about Hump Day since I […]