Christmas is Here, Better Get Comfortable

Hanes Christmas Giveaway Dec 2017

I love working with companies that help me live a better life. Comfort is everything! This is a sponsored post with Hanes®. Christmas Traditions On Christmas Eve, my brother, sister and I would get dressed in our pajamas, slip on tennis shoes and load up into the car with our parents. We would all pick … Read moreChristmas is Here, Better Get Comfortable

The Greatest Christmas Decorations of All

Cley nativity scene made my kids

We just put up our Christmas tree, and wow did it bring back some memories. Our tree looks pretty, and I like pretty things to a degree. But what makes the tree beautiful are the things that really aren’t very pretty on their own. But the memories they represent ensures that I proudly display them … Read moreThe Greatest Christmas Decorations of All

You Can Learn a Lot from an Ugly Pie Crust

A lumpy, mishapen patched up pie crust before baking

“Can I help you with the pie mommy? Please?” “I WANT TO HELP!!!!” Two young boys bound into the kitchen on a Thanksgiving morning. My first response was an internal sigh. It’s so much easier and faster if I just do it, especially when it comes to a finicky pie crust. But I thought, hey … Read moreYou Can Learn a Lot from an Ugly Pie Crust

Throwback to a Vintage Halloween

children dressed in vintage costumes in the 1970's

My mother is a saint. She gets texts like this from me on the regular, and she always delivers. “Do you have that old picture of me in the library in my Woody Woodpecker costume? -Oh my goodness, I don’t remember it. I can look in the trunk. It might have been a newspaper clipping. … Read moreThrowback to a Vintage Halloween

Best Tips for Whole30 Success

Whole30 meal of smoked pork loin, butternut squash and a green salad with Whole30 ranch dressing

I did it. I survived the Whole30 eating program. 30 days without added sugar, alcohol, bread, legumes and processed foods. I am very much the average Joe, and I simply wanted better health after an entire summer eating pop tarts, chips, ice cream and fast food. I’m a sweets and carb-loader from way back, and … Read moreBest Tips for Whole30 Success

9 Things to Look for in a Pumpkin Patch

Little Rascals Zipline at Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, TN

This is a sponsored post with Honeysuckle Hill Farm. Experiences are 100% real! ◊◊◊ Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the beautiful changes in nature, cooler weather and we always head to an area pumpkin patch to spend the day on a weekend. Everyone walks, talks and pees in the potty in … Read more9 Things to Look for in a Pumpkin Patch

It’s Okay to Buy a Coffee Pot on Your Anniversary

We bought a coffee pot at Target for our anniversary

Well, it’s that time of year. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin farms, beautiful turned leaves in Tennessee… and us trying to figure out what the heck to do for our wedding anniversary at the last minute. Last year was our 11th anniversary and we went to Target and bought a coffee pot. And you know what? It … Read moreIt’s Okay to Buy a Coffee Pot on Your Anniversary

New Jungle Exploration Kits from LEGO City and National Geographic Kids

LEGO City Jungle kit with crocodile and minifigure in kayak in river

I proudly partner with reputable companies that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links. ◊◊◊ “Ooooooo, I like that one. I want one that has a tiger in it!” “Tigers aren’t in the jungle, William. Tigers live in the savannah.” I looked pointedly at … Read moreNew Jungle Exploration Kits from LEGO City and National Geographic Kids

2 Weeks In: How I’m Surviving Whole30

Whole30 breakfast meal 3 fried eggs w/ghee, green onion, blueberries, cashews, cucumber and tomato

***This is NOT a sponsored post. This is me simply being tired of feeling like a can of busted biscuits and making my shirts and leggings scream for mercy on a regular basis. I have decided to take ownership of my unhealthy relationship with food and get back on track to my body’s original factory … Read more2 Weeks In: How I’m Surviving Whole30

What I’ve Learned as a School Pick Up Line Newbie

My son has been a bus rider since his first year of school, but this year we decided to try something different. He wanted to be a car rider, and since the timing worked out with little brother heading to preschool, I figured why not? He’s one of the big kids at his elementary school … Read moreWhat I’ve Learned as a School Pick Up Line Newbie

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