Month: February 2014

Five Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress After the Wedding

Five Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress After the Wedding

I thought that the movie 27 Dresses was super funny. One of my favorite parts in the movie is when each bride turns to the main actress and says, “And you can totally use it for so many things after the wedding, too!”

Top Five Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

Top Five Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser Healthcare Clinic Houston. #HealthcareClinic Oh Emergency Rooms–let me count the ways! For being a super healthy family […]

10 Painless Life Hacks for a Healthier, Happier You

10 Painless Life Hacks for a Healthier, Happier You

I wrote this blog post as part of a movement by Weight Watchers to encourage people to remember that loving yourself starts with taking care of your health everyday. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #lovehealthyme

10 Painless Life Hacks for a Healthier, Happier You #lovehealthyme

At 28 years old, with 2 kids, I’m 134 pounds and 5’5″. (yepp–getting real here folks!) This means that I’m smack dab in the middle of “healthy” on the BMI chart and couldn’t be considered overweight (well–if we’re talking real people wise, not Hollywood, airbrushed size 0 model-wise). So I know that sometimes when I talk about losing weight, being careful about what I eat, or needing to exercise I get some funny reactions.

But the truth is, even though I might be “just right” when it comes to by the book, I know that there are many areas in my life that need improvement when it comes to making healthy choices and getting to the weight and size that are most comfortable and beneficial for me–and I’m not there yet! Also I learned the hard way as a newlywed that a “few” poor choices here and there can escalate quickly and result in weight gain that will take years to get rid of. So I’ve determined to be intentional from now on about my lifestyle and my eating habits to take the initiative and help myself stay healthy throughout the rest of my life! Because when I eat well, exercise, and reach my goals, it not only makes me healthier, I find I’m a lot less stressed, tired, and a lot happier too!

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Taking Care of the Furry Member of the Family

Taking Care of the Furry Member of the Family

At our house you could possibly say that we’re dog lovers. I mean–we have 3 of the little and big guys run around! The little guy you see right above ^^^ is our veteran of the group–Rascal! Hubbies parents bought him when we very first […]

A Peek Inside America’s Farmers Lives!

A Peek Inside America’s Farmers Lives!

This post was created in partnership with America’s Farmers. All opinions are my own. During our many, many, many cross country trips Bob and I have always enjoyed driving through the farming states the most! Seeing barns old and new, pastures stretching out with tractors […]

#CelebrateMom February Giveaway Bundle

#CelebrateMom February Giveaway Bundle

#CelebrateMom Monthly Giveaway

If you’ve been around for awhile you already know all about Mompact! and how they’re all about taking the time to #CelebrateMom from supporting Mom Inventors, Bloggers to stay at home moms! If you’re not familiar with them take a few minutes to go check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn a little more on what they’re all about!

This month a bunch of the amazing Mom Inventors that Mompact is proud to support are joining together to host this *amazing* giveaway!

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Because You Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers – the Bouqs co.

Because You Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers – the Bouqs co.

Fresher flowers. Fewer dollars. Recently I gave a lot of ideas for Zero Clutter Gift Ideas.  Another amazing no clutter gift idea is — you guessed it — flowers! Now, like I mentioned with all those other ideas, there might be the very, very occasional […]

How to Fall In Love with Dressing Up … as an adult!

How to Fall In Love with Dressing Up … as an adult!

Amber’s at that stage right now where if she gets the choice of what to wear she’ll pick a frilliest dress up or church dress she can find and beg me to wear it. I remember when I was like that too, delighting in dressing […]

Fun exercise ideas for the whole family

Fun exercise ideas for the whole family

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Being physically active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, numerous studies have shown that regular exercise helps combat depression, increases energy levels, helps maintain a healthy weight, improves sleep and helps combat a variety of health problems such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it is hard to find the time to exercise between the pressures of work, running a home and raising a family.

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Unstoppable – Kirk Cameron

Unstoppable – Kirk Cameron

It’s the million dollar question–why would a loving, kind God allow horrible things to happen–especially  to people who love and serve Him? Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an […]