Five Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress After the Wedding

Five Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress After the Wedding
Legalese Nonsense: JenJenHouse has gorgeous dresses that are perfect for so many different things! I was happy to share my ideas with you in exchange for compensation from them! All cleverness, wishing for second weddings are my own–all pictures are theirs!

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!”

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Top Five Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

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Top Five Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic #shop #CollectiveBias #healthcareclinic

Oh Emergency Rooms–let me count the ways! For being a super healthy family when you consider long term conditions, we’ve certainly had more than our fair share of illnesses over the years! And it always seems like many of our illnesses come at the most inopportune times–like when we’re traveling and visiting family–so even for smaller illnesses if we want to be seen we had to go to the emergency room rather than visiting our normal doctor. And let me tell you, there are few things more miserable than sitting for hours and hours and hours in an emergency room, in  horrible pain, getting passed by because you have a “minor” condition. How I wish I would have had access to Healthcare Clinic Houston or one of the many Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinics in major cities across the USA. Their easy, walk in care is a much better solution for urgent but not emergency level bumps, bruises, and sicknesses!

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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
Legalese Nonsense: I love the furry members of our family so when I got a chance to be compensated tell you a little more about them and introduce you to a great new pet food how could I say no?!

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 started dating–it’ll be 12 years this August! (crazy!!!!!)

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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 roaming around, and houses tucked amongst the land with families busy at work; all create a picture perfect, peaceful, and beautiful scene to see zooming past your window.

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#CelebrateMom February Giveaway Bundle

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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.
Legalese Nonsense: I get pretty flowers, you get to look at pretty flowers, I get to tell you about a great company, you get to save money, and if you buy I get a little bit of money. Sound good?

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 oddball woman who *gasp* actually might not like flowers. Most of us, however, swoon when we receive them as gifts, and we don’t get them nearly enough!!

Find out what kind of flowers the woman in your life loves! I’m a roses girl all the way, one of my besties, however, would much rather have other kinds of flowers.  Get to know the lady in your life and what she’d prefer!

I’m not just talking to the guys here either!!! As a girl I’ve given flowers to the other ladies in my life countless times! the latest example is when I got my mother-in-law the bouquet pictured above last week for her birthday. Flowers can be a totally appropriate gift from a woman to their Mom, Mom-in-Law, best friend, sister, the list goes on!

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

How to Fall In Love with Dressing Up as an adult
Legalese Nonsense: I was provided with a pair of knee highs and tights from Kushyfoot to help bring you this blog post, all stylish outfits, tips, and smiles are my own!

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 up and playing with makeup and wearing dresses to school and play! Somewhere throughout the years, however, dressing up came to be associated with church and work and seen as something that was a bit of a bother and uncomfortable. Soon I came to do what the majority of the “off of work” crew in America does and began to live in jeans and a t-shirt.

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Fun exercise ideas for the whole family


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

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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 inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”

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