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Healthy Habits Booklets from the Girl Scouts and Together Counts

I’m participating in a campaign with mom it Forward on behalf of the Girl Scouts and Together Counts, all opinions are my own. I’d like to think that my daughter lives a healthy lifestyle but to be honest it’s because I’m there to make sure she makes the right choices. There have been times when […]

First Day of School Pics

First Day of 1st Grade

This kid is growing up too fast and this summer flew by too fast. It was like a blink of the eye and they are already heading back to school. JaMonkey was super excited to go back to school though. She always has a blast at school and being with her friends. I can’t wait […]

Puppy Kisses

For the Love of Dog

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of K9 Advantix® II. The opinions and text are all mine. I was walking through the mall one day when I stopped in to look at the pets in the pet store. There he was, with his floppy ears and his tongue poking out of […]

Blowing Bubbles

My Water Babies

This post is brought to you on behalf of Dixie® Consumer Products. My kids love being in the water. Since we bought one of those molded pools with the slide built in, I haven’t been able to keep them out of the yard. I find them sneaking into it with all of their clothes on and I’m […]


Cool Dad’s Gift – Superman Hall of Heroes

My husband garnered the nickname Super Cooper in his office before we met. It’s a name that has stuck with him and even morphed into the Superman himself. His hair, the glasses. He even wears his Superman shirt under his work clothes so that his coworkers can see it when he puffs his chest out. […]

Cooper Tire Super Mom Test Track

My Time on the Test Track

A few weeks ago Cooper Tires brought me and few other bloggers out to San Antonio Texas to test our skills and knowledge of tires on the road. I can’t tell you how excited I was to go out there and drive the way I’ve always wanted to without being arrested. It was a pure […]

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 I love finding unique Father’s day gifts. Men are simple creatures really, you can tell them they are going fishing all day and they would be happy. Sometimes this makes buying gifts interesting.  Here is a list of “guy approved” gifts that any Dad would love to have.  My husband likes making his own home-brew, […]

last day kindergarten

JaMonkey’s Last Day of Kindergarten

I’m so proud of this girl. She has blown me away with how much she’s learned this year. She reads me stories now before bed time and asks us a million science questions. She wanted to be a teacher most of the year but towards the end it change to a veterinarian or a doctor. […]

What she sees

Tales of the Toilet Monster

When my daughter tells me she needs to go to the bathroom in a public area, I cringe. My oldest daughter has a ridiculous phobia of automatic toilets. So when I walk into any public bathroom and see that sensor, I have to prepare her for a life lesson that just doesn’t seem to sink […]


Tools to Keep your Kids Happy on Long Road Trips

This is a sponsored post Family road trips can be a great way to get out and see the sights of any destination and can be both learning and bonding experiences. Yet they can also quickly deteriorate into hours of backseat bickering and whining if you’re not careful. It’s not easy for little ones to […]


Adult Birthdays Suck

As a child, birthday’s are magical. People bring you gifts and food. Our parents plan everything down to that scary clown that now haunts your dreams. But you can overlook that when there is a sugar coma that follows. Boy, does that change as you get older. The teen years are spent trying to get hammered […]

Easter Wine Pairings

Easter Brunch and Dinnner Wine Pairings

I was sent Mirassou® Wine to try and share with my family. All opinions are my own.  It’s time for the big southern brunches and dinners. Families coming together to eat good and share a holiday together. Southerns do it big too, go big or go home. We like big meals filled with a glazed ham […]

coconut oil

75 Uses and Benefits to Coconut Oil

I bet you didn’t know that Coconut Oil had so many awesome benefits and uses? This past year I switched out the vegetable and canola oil in my house and replaced it with Coconut oil that I buy in massive tubes from Costco. But I really love the Fair Trade, Kelapo Coconut Oil. They shared […]

50 Teachers Gifts for Any Occasion

Best Teachers Gifts for Any Time of the Year

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorite gifts for Teachers that I’ve given  to my daughters teachers or plan to give over the years. These are the cutest, most practical gifts that I’ve been told by many teachers are the best ideas. […]


5 Tips for Creating the Best Easter Basket

Creating the perfect Easter basket is easier than you think. These 5 tips will give you some great ideas for special gifts and treats all while keeping it eco friendly. Recycled Easter Basket – Keep your Easter baskets from previous years. Store them with your Easter decorations just like you would Christmas decorations. Pick out […]


DIY Natural Easter Table Centerpiece

I love earthy tones and things to look more natural when it comes to decorating. The same goes for my holiday decorations. I created this great table centerpiece to bring some springtime into my house along with a great Easter theme. It was simple to create and came out exactly as I envisioned it. Here […]


Day 19 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Another day down and I tackled the Tupperware cabinet. The one that always gets out of hand. I recycled a bag of containers that didn’t have lids and placed a shelf in the cabinet to make more room for storage. Follow my 40 Bags in 40 Days journey! Need organizing tips? Here are 50 for […]


Day 18 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

We are now on day 18 of 40 Bags in 40 Days and I’ve slowed down quite a bit because life has gotten crazy busy. I’m still taking on the challenge and I’ve rearranged my schedule because some days that I had allotted more time didn’t take as long as I thought they would. So […]


Day 11 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

I’m not going to lie, this weekend was such a huge undertaking that I took Monday off also. I needed to study for an exam anyways. I’m also extremely ashamed of the photos in this post. My master suite is a complete disgrace! It never should have gotten that bad. But it’s clean now and […]


Day 9 and 10 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Generally We would rest on Sunday but when it’s the only time my husband and I aren’t exhausted from the day or week we have been se cluttering all weekend and resting on Fridays. This weekend we tackled our master bedroom closet. It was a huge undertaking because it really branched out into the master […]


Day 8 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Tackled my daughters bathroom today. We had A LOT of hotel toiletries. Two grocery bags full. Lots of stuff that belonged in my bathroom too. My bathroom project just got a little harder. Follow my 40 Bags in 40 Days journey! Need organizing tips? Here are 50 for every room in your house! 


Day 7 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

I took on a catch all cabinet today. Filled with lots of platters and glass vases. A giant pile to go to the recycling for sure. Not looking forward to tackling my bedroom or our garage. That’s going to be a few days for sure.


Day 6 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Tackled my laundry room today! It had some things just sitting collecting dust, and dryer lint. Lots of it. I’m starting to think my laundry room needs a coat of paint and a mini makeover. It’s too white in there. Boy was there a thick layer of dryer dust and random things in there. Follow […]


Day 5 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

This picture doesn’t really do this small area justice. This is simply where my hot water heater lives. It’s a closet with a light and that’s about it. We recently took some left over wood and made shelves in the space so that I could store our bulk items from Costco. One shelve didn’t do […]

Drawers - 40 Bags in 40 Days

Day 4 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

 I’m on a role and can I just say how good it feels to declutter and organize your chaos! It’s an awesome feeling once you start getting started and on a path. Today, we started to declutter the drawers in our kitchen. Most of my drawers I couldn’t even open because they were so filled.  […]


Day 3 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Day 3 went over because I needed supplies to organize the pantry better. I hit the Dollar Tree for the stacking smaller bins. Five Below for the large stacking bins which I plan on getting two more of those. I also went to The Container Store to get additional shelves for my over the door […]


Day 2 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Today was kind of a light day. I hit under my sink, which is our cleaning supply area. I placed some shelves in to organize the smaller bottles and sponges. The rubber on my tension bar fell off so I need to replace it to add my second layer of storage. I was able to […]


Day 1 – 40 Bags in 40 Days

Today I started the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge. It was circulating around Facebook and I was actually thinking about something I could give up for the 40 Days of Lent. I’m not religious but I wanted to challenge myself to set a goal and stick with it. I was planning on giving up […]

Disney Photo Booth

Turning 2 the Disney Side Way

I was selected to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration. We were sent some fun things to get our party started! My little Peanut turns two this month so we held a fun Disney Side at Home Celebration. We are huge Disney fans so we went all out with lots of fun activities for […]


The Anti-Social Campus #VZWBuzz

Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, the #VZWBuzz Team, I received the Sol Republic Relay Headphones from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own. So I’ve discovered a few things upon heading back to school. Being a non-traditional older student you […]

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