75+ Skinny Dessert Recipes!

75 skinny desserts

I'm so excited-I don't know if it's the snow we've been buried under or the sub-freezing temperatures but I convinced my husband that we need to head somewhere nice and warm soon! We just booked a Caribbean cruise for this coming May and I'm so excited-and motivated to get in bikini-shape by that time! To help me meet my goal I've rounded up over … [Read more...]

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How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave

cooking bacon with a microwave

My husband is a hot breakfast kind of guy.  My boys tend to go more for cereal or yogurt and honestly, I know I'm weird, but I actually eat soup for breakfast most days! So what's a girl to do with a hubby who wants bacon each weekend morning? Well I used to cook it traditionally in the pan until I got a nasty grease burn last year (on my face!) … [Read more...]

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Awesome Opportunity for Veterans

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven Franchising for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There's no DIY or recipe today y'all, just an awesome new opportunity I've recently learned about for U.S. veterans that I couldn't resist sharing with you. As most of you know I'm the proud wife of a soldier, but I also come from a … [Read more...]

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How to Drastically Cut Your Grocery Budget Without Coupons

How to Save On Groceries

I have a confession to make today.  I used to be a total money waster when it came to the grocery store.  I didn't pay any attention to how much things cost or planning our menus and I was spending over $1200 a month on feeding my family of five.  I know.  TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.  It's insane, right? Not too long ago a family member shared with … [Read more...]

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Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

christmas trees rice krispie treats

We're pretty big fans of Rice Krispie treats around here...I've posted my secret recipe for getting them to turn out perfectly every time as well as how we made Rice Krispie Treat Monsters as well. With the holidays in full swing my boys wanted to make Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats to decorate last weekend so we gave it a go and they turned … [Read more...]

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Natural Homemade Air Purifier Spray

best air purifier

As the mom of three boys I'm getting a pretty good education in all things "boy." Namely, the intense fascination with everything crude and stinky.  While I don't share their amusement for all things smelly I have learned a little secret for dealing with life's less pleasant smells. I thought I'd pass along to you what is seriously the BEST … [Read more...]

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DIY Giant Pompom Wreath

how to make a pompom wreath

Y'all...I love a pompom.  I mean, what's more fun than making one? So when I saw some super crazy thick yarn at the store last week I immediately knew I wanted to snap some up and make pompoms with it.  But what to do with giant pompoms? A pompom wreath! I'm totally in love with the neutral color but amazing texture of this wreath and while it fits … [Read more...]

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Everyday Hair & Makeup in 15 Minutes

super fast hair and makeup

I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger. I just needed to make that clear! What I am is a mama to three rambunctious little dudes who just so happens to work from home and homeschool my boys. So clearly one thing I do not have is a whole heck of a lot of free time. Like I've mentioned before I used to just … [Read more...]

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We’re Bringing Healthy Back! #FoodPornIndex

healthy food porn

The longer I blog the more I have grown to really enjoy photography, food photography in particular.  I can spend hours on Pinterest or Instagram browsing foodie hashtags-one of the most common hashtags I check out is #foodporn...you know, those pics of deliciousness that have you drooling over your computer? One of my very favorite food … [Read more...]

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A “Big Boy” Room with Zio Ziegler and PBteen

pb teen pillow

I mentioned a few weeks ago how excited my two older sons were to be getting bunk beds when we made our recent move. Once we had them all set up I realized that they were long overdue for new sheet sets and I could now buy two of the same set so the OCD in me didn't have to deal with the mismatching! When looking for sheets I knew I didn't want to … [Read more...]

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What Makes You Sparkle? #SparklewithDasani

sparklewithdasani

This post is sponsored by DASANI but as always, all opinions are my own, and I'm so thankful they invited me to participate and share this with you today. When I was asked by Dasani to blog about what makes me "sparkle" in order to help spread the word about their #SparklewithDASANI contest, I really did some soul searching. The first thing that … [Read more...]

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