Fourth of July Cookies

Perfect Party Foods: Fourth of July Recipes {Desserts}

How is it that the Fourth of July snuck up on me again this year?  I mean, I know it's the same day every year (unlike Easter which always throws me for a loop) but I really don't know where the year has gone.  It seems like only yesterday we were planning our Spring Break vacation to the happiest place on earth (and the most expensive).  Since I need to get my menu planning in gear, I thought I'd share with you some fun and festive looking Fourth of July recipes that I found on my go to place … Read More>


Reinventing Classic Story Tales with My1Story

I will NEVER forget the time I took my daughter to see Disney Three Princesses Live.  I was so excited as it was her first show of this kind.  All the moms & kids from our playgroup went together with the little girls dressed in their princess clothes.  I guess my memories of Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast were always about the happy ending.  I failed to remember that if you're two years old, there are some really scary parts in there!  We spent most of the show in the … Read More>

Nicole Handbag by Emilie M

Fashion Statement For The Mom On A Budget – Emilie M Handbags

Raise your hands if you had kids.  There, I see a few hands raised.  Now keep you hand up if you like to shop!  Yay, there are still hands in the air!  Now, here's where it gets interesting, keep your hand up if you actually shop for yourself (and I'm not talking about products you have to buy).  I bet a lot of hands went down.  Not because you don't WANT to shop for yourself or LIKE to shop but because you put everyone's needs ahead of yours.  Yup, you're a mom but just because you're a mom … Read More>

Arm & Hammer

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

My daughter has sensitive skin.  From the time she was an infant, I've always used laundry detergent that was specified for sensitive skin.  Unfortunately, the problem with most of these detergents has been their inability to really get rid of stinky odors in our clothes.  Our biggest problem?  Our workout clothes.  They never seem to smell fresh. For the past few days I've been using Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin Plus Skin-Friendly Fresh Scent.  I'm usually brand … Read More>


Fun and Educational Activities For Kids With BabbaBox

I'm always looking for fun and educational activities for my daughter.  She's at the age where everything fascinates her so I try to take advantage of that as much as possible.  For a while she attended Montessori preschool and she absolutely loved it.  She enjoyed the hands on aspect of learning and the ability to do things at her own pace.  When the opportunity came about to review a BabbaBox, I was instantly sold.  Why?  Because finding fun and educational activities for kids isn't always the … Read More>

Super Why Logo

Super Why Live: You’ve Got The Power!

If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, then I'm sure you've heard of Super Why.  On the days that we watch television, our television is always turned to PBS.  I appreciate that the programming is educational and that children actually learn something constructive from watching the shows.  My daughter enjoys all of the programming but her favorite by far is Super Why.  Just the other day she told me all about the tooth fairy and how she needed to put her tooth under her pillow.  When … Read More>

Goodbye on the Left, Hello on the Right. :)

Week 9 Insanity & Shakeology Fitness Challenge: The Results Are In

The official 60-day Insanity & Shakeology fitness is OVER!  Overall I'm pretty excited with my results.  I don't think I ever admitted my beginning weight but it was 115.3 lbs, aside from pregnancy, the most I have ever weighed in my life.  There were a variety of factors that led to the weight gain (holiday indulgences, overcommitting myself, marital stress, etc.) but ultimately I let it get out of control.  I'm happy to say the results are in and my new weight is: A total loss of … Read More>


Hot Chicken Salad Recipe

This is a Hot Chicken Salad Recipe, as in temperature hot, not spicy hot.  My aunt-in-law (my husband’s aunt) made this for one of my baby showers.  It was so good that I meant to get the recipe, but … Read More>

Food For Thought Friday – Blue Cheese

Fifteen years ago if you would have told me I would be a fan of blue cheese, I would have told said you need medicated.  Blue cheese stunk, I wasn't a fan of the crumbly texture and it was expensive.  … Read More>

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce

Have you seen the My Food Looks Funny maps that list your state and the food its supposedly known for?  Well, if you think the map is accurate, I moved from the wet barbecue state to the dry one.  … Read More>