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Glowing Necklaces

It’s amazing what a little glow in the dark paint can do. These necklaces are just beautiful and would be fun to wear at a night club under UV light. This Heart of the Forrest pendant glows after charging with a UV torch. It can contain enough energy to glow in the dark for 8 […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Surprise Rice Krispies Treats

I love Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. It’s not hot but not yet cold. We break out the sweaters, scarves, and boots. But the best part of Fall is all things pumpkin! I made these Rice Krispies treats last year when I found a host of Pumpkin flavored treats to mix together […]

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Slow Cooker Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooker recipes are the answer to busy mom meals. One of my favorite meals is a simple hot roast beat sandwich. Good for dinner or a lunch. The meat is tender and loaded with flavor. Just set it and forget it until it’s time to eat.  I bought my sirloin tip roast from Whole […]

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Healthy After School Snack Ideas – Frushi Recipe

This post is brought to you by All opinions are my own. Snack time is my kids favorite time. They get to pick something out that will hold them over until dinner time but also satisfy a sweet or savory tooth. These are some of our favorite after school snacks that are also heathy […]

Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken

Spicy Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My families love for spicy food runs deep, in all ethnic foods. After we tried some delicious Vietnamese food at a Food Truck festival we fell in love with lemongrass and the flavor is gives. So […]

Creativity Station - Art, Homework and LEGO Table

Creativity Station – Art, Homework and LEGO Table

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine. My kids are a creative bunch but we’ve never had a good place for them to create their masterpieces. Whether it’s doing homework or painting a picture or building a LEGO juice bar, having the perfect […]

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I’m a sucker for spicy foods. I’ve recently upgraded from jalapeño peppers to the much hotter habanero peppers. So I wanted to try it out in my mother’s guacamole recipe to see if it gave me a nice kick in […]

Vegan Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Banana Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Homemade ice cream is a real treat. There are endless options that you can try. I have been dying to try my hand at dark chocolate ice cream. To make it fun I decided to make […]

Back to school lunch

Back to School Lunch Ideas

This post is brought to you by and eMeals. Contains affiliate links that help fund this site. All opinions are my own. Can you believe it’s already time to send the kids back to school? They go back so early in the South. I’m already thinking about all the lunches I’ll need to pack […]

Unforgettable Movie Night and Golden Oreo Popcorn

Unforgettable Movie Night with Kids – Golden Oreo Popcorn

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 Spending quality time takes more then sitting and watching a movie. It’s about the lead up and the excitement. It’s about selecting your favorite popcorn […]

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Amazing Ice Cream Recipes

This post is brought you you by I’m drooling over all the amazing ice cream recipes I keep finding. The summer heat makes me want to swim in it. Then I discovered this Yonanas thing that makes fruit into ice cream and it’s now on my wish list so I can make some all […]

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken Recipe

This roasted rosemary citrus chicken recipe has become a true favorite in my house. I’ve recently taken on a gluten free diet to see if it helps with some of my health issues and I discovered that gluten is hidden in things you wouldn’t think it is. Like seasonings. So I’ve become a heavy label […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. I love salads. Big beautiful ones with lots of color and flavor. It’s a meal in a bowl. This month is National Vinegar and National Salad month! So I wanted to make one of my favorite salads to enjoy from scratch, even the […]

Outdoor Grilling

Awesome Outdoor Grilling Recipes

This post is brought you by A great place to collect recipes. All opinions are my own. We love the summer time, because we do a lot of grilling. We go through lots of propane and try new things to try on the grill. We recently discovered how amazing grilled peaches are. There is […]

The best Meatball recipe!

The Best and Easiest Meatball Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. It makes me feel good that the little things I do, like simply buying pasta sauce for my family can help other families in need. I mentioned Barilla®’s partnership with Feeding America, but now they are offering a great program where Barilla® will […]

Upcycled Ombre Dresser

Upcycled Ombre Dresser

Girls have a lot of clothes. I know that’s completely my fault but it doesn’t make it less true. It was time to take out the baby dresser that’s been in my daughter’s room since she was born (6 years ago) and get her a bigger dresser.  Instead of going out and buying a new […]

Berry Beautiful Spring Salads

Berry Beautiful Spring Salads

This post is brought to you by All collections and thoughts are my own. I love Spring! Aside from the pollen, everything is in bloom and lots of fruits and berries start popping out. One of my favorite things to do with those fruits and berries is to put them on my salads. Switching […]

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 […]

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. […]

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Scones are the special pastry that I treat myself to occasionally at Starbucks when I’m working. There is something about them. It’s like eating sweet bread that you don’t have to wait long for. They are the perfect compliment to coffee and tea. I’ve never made scones before so I was surprised at how simple […]

Southern Style Sunday Dinner

Southern Style Sunday Dinner Ideas

This post is brought to you by All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve lived in the south nearly my whole life and I still can’t make friend chicken. My husband calls me a southern disgrace. So I leave the friend chicken to him unless he wants it burnt. I’m a baker more than […]


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 […]

Mixed Berry Muffins - Streusel Topping

Mixed Berry Muffins with Blue Pixie Dust Streusel Topping

One of my favorite things to eat are muffins. Banana, Chocolate, Bran, or Berry, they are all my favorite. Fresh out of the over and served warm. Mmmm. I’m drooling just thinking about it. So in honor of the new Disney Fairies movie, The Pirate Fairy special Walmart exclusive DVD, I made these fancy muffins. […]

Turkey Rueben Panini

Turkey Rueben Panini

I love panini’s, they are the grown up version of a grilled cheese sandwich, and I love a good grilled cheese sandwich. Rueben’s are my favorite sandwiches though. My Irish blood makes me a sucker for the corned beef and sauerkraut. When I get a craving for them it’s hard to break it. The Rueben […]

DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth

The highlight of my Disney Side party was the Photo booth for sure! It was extremely simple to set up. I was about to do mine under $20 and I’m going to show you how I did mine.  I used my Sony NEX 5K on a tripod to capture our pictures. I purchased a Wireless […]

Hidden Mickey Bubble Art - Disney Side

Hidden Mickey Bubble Art

This Hidden Mickey Bubble Art is a fun activity to do with the kiddos. We made some great creations at our Disney Side at Home Celebration. You probably have everything you need in your house already!  Bubbles Food Coloring Watercolor paper (any paper will work but watercolor paper won’t wrinkle) Add one drop of food coloring […]

Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirt Tutorial

Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirt Tutorial

We made some super cute Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirts at our Disney Side party. Check out this video for a step by step tutorial of how we made our fun t-shirts. Here is what you need: Plain t-shirt Your favorite Disney silhouette  Contact paper Scissors Fabric markers   Check out these other great Disney […]


15 Chocolate Pie Recipes to Drool Over

This post is sponsored by Nothing puts a smile on your face quite like pie. You can make it out of just about anything. But I’m pretty partial to chocolate so why mess up a great thing. How about we make an even better thing by putting in into a pie!?  I’m ready for […]

Custom Fishing Lures

Personalized Fishing Lures

Talk about an awesome gift for the man in your life that loves fishing! I just had to share these super adorable fishing lures that I found on Etsy. I ordered one for my father and had it personalized with my daughters names on it.  Both my father and my husband are big fishing fans. […]

Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt Pancakes

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It’s National Pancake Week and I am so in love with the new Stonyfield Greek Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt that I’ve been making fun recipes with it. These pancakes are bursting with expresso flavor. It’s a new twist on an old favorite! […]

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