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  • Our Favorite Kid’s Toys & Games

    We’ve always been big on creative play in this house. But being stuck inside the house has made playtime that more valuable. Yes, there is plenty of work to be done but I’m a firm believer that playing is just as beneficial for young kids. So, I thought it would be fun if I shared […]

  • 20 Useful Things To Do While Being at Home More

    Whether you’re always at home or suddenly find yourself at home more because of world conditions, you may be trying to figure out what to do now. With most unnecessary activities being cancelled, this opens up windows of opportunities or extra time in our schedules. While many must navigate working from home or trying to […]

  • 10 Must-Haves for Making Cocktails like a Pro

    Do you get intimidated by the thought of making a cocktail? Mixed drinks or cocktails intimidated us for a long time. We left it up to the mixologists and bartenders at restaurants to make special drinks. But now we’re making cocktails like a pro. Having the correct accessories and ingredients on hand will help you […]

  • What’s for Dinner? Week of October 7

    Do you know what one of the great things about meal planning is? Other than saving time and money, you can use this system at any point in the week, to get on track with meals. For the past five weeks, we’ve been sick andย went on two trips, so what’s for dinner has varied. Guess […]

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    4 Things to Pack for a Family Picnic

    Special moments – big and small, bring people together. With life being so busy and hectic, sometimes you have to carve out time for those you love, so you can create those special moments. Families can slow down and celebrate life together. One company believes the same thing – Dewey’s Bakery. Deweyโ€™s Bakery is a […]

  • What’s for Dinner? Week of August 26

    As a busy Mom, I know how difficult it can be to get a home cooked meal on the table. If you’re like me, you’re busy but you also take pride in fixing a nice dinner for your family. No matter who cooks dinner (Mom or Dad), a little preparation goes a long way. To […]

  • What’s for Dinner Week of August 19

    Here we are – another week, another menu. I’ve been having fun sharing what we are having for dinner a few times throughout the week. If you’re not aware, my husband works from home and our children participate in public online school, so our entire family is at home A LOT. Most days that means […]

  • Whatโ€™s for Dinner? Week of August 12

    Red Beans & Rice Red beans and rice is super easy to make, though it takes a while, unless you use a pressure cooker. Normally, I soak my beans overnight which helps with bean digestion and reduces cook time. With all that being said, it takes me about 2 hours from the time I start […]

  • The Ultimate Tip to Stay on Top of Laundry

    This year has been a busy one including, deaths in my extended family, trips to visit family in Georgia and Texas, and finishing up the school year at home. What does all that mean? After a couple of trips and just everyday life, our laundry got behind. I didn’t see a way out of the […]

  • What’s for Dinner? Week of August 5

    Last week, Brandon was out of town for most of the week so I didn’t stick to a normal meal plan. I knew the kids and I could sort of “wing it” with food. I made a big seafood gumbo and we ate that for about two days (gumbo is much better the day after […]

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    Watermelon Splash Cocktail

    My favorite season, summer, is well underway. It’s already been an adventurous summer keeping the kids busy, car trouble, and lots of outdoor activities. One thing we haven’t done much of is make cocktails. This was last year’s summer cocktail. But, enough is enough – it’s cocktail time! I’m finally sharing a delicious, original cocktail, […]

  • What’s for Dinner? Week of July 22

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared what my family is having for dinner or just dinner ideas in general. Summer is busy and I’ll be honest. I haven’t been meal planning like I normally do. As a busy Mom, I just let it go this summer. Maybe you did too! With school a few […]

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