DIY Upcycled T-shirt Dress for Girls

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In our family, clothes have to last a long, long time. It has never been in my budget to buy each kid a new wardrobe every season, so hand me downs are the norm. Because of this reason I’m incredibly picky about the detergent I use. These clothes have to last through 5 girls. I […]

Finding your Home Away from Home on Vacation

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Massive Sway and HomeAway. All opinions are strictly my own. Traveling with our large family comes with certain challenges, the biggest one being where to stay. Most hotels don’t have rooms big enough for all of us, even if we book the largest suite. We are usually […]

4 Reasons Your Preschooler Needs an Eye Exam, not Just a Vision Screening

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mom it Forward and Think About Your Eyes. All opinions are strictly my own.   Did you know that 49% of children under the age of 6 have never seen an eye doctor? That is a troubling statistic considering that the American Optometric Association recommends a child […]

10 Minute Chocolate Covered Strawberry S’mores

Chocolate Covered Strawberry S'mores. Kick this old camping favorite up a notch. It's a sophisticated twist on an old favorite

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored My family and I recently took a last minute vacation to Jekyll Island, GA. With all the craziness we have going on in our life, we just needed to get away from it all for […]

4 More Cleaning Hacks for People that Hate to Clean and Why I Hate to Vacuum….

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  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleaningUntangled #CollectiveBias Can I confess something here? I hate to vacuum, I absolutely LOATHE the whole process. Maybe, it’s because my vacuum is sub-par, to say the least. I don’t think that it even knows what it’s […]

No Churn 3 Ingredient Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

No Churn 3 Ingredient Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. What kid or adult doesn't love Cookies 'n Cream ice cream on a hot summer day.

What kid (or adult) doesn’t LOVE cookies ‘n cream ice cream? It was always my favorite as a kid and I still will pick this flavor over almost any other. Y’all know that I really like to take my favorite foods and try to make them myself with the minimum ingredients possible. As the mom […]

New Sensible Portions Puffs

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood. All opinions are strictly my own. Saturdays are movie days at our house. We turn off phones, computers, tablets and just hang out and watch movies or binge watch our favorite TV shows all day. It is really cathartic and a great way to decompress […]

Top 10 Family Friendly Resorts in Orlando

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*Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! Heading to Orlando for a fun family vacation? Whether you are on your way to meet Mickey Mouse, explore Hogwarts or party with the Blue Man group, you will need a great place to stay. Somewhere with comfy […]

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken, Bacon and Pineapple Flatbread

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So bear with me the next few weeks as I go flatbread crazy. I’m so in love with using my paleo cracker recipe as a flatbread. I have probably gone seriously overboard as I have close to 6 flatbread recipes lined up for y’all in the next few weeks. It’s so good, so versatile  and […]

5 Money Lessons Every Parent Needs to Teach Their Kids

5 Money Lessons Every Parent Needs to Teach Their Kids

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias What do your kids know about being financially responsible? Do they get an allowance? Do they have a savings account? More and more kids these days are heading out into the world unequipped to handle […]

4 Ingredient Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias Do you have a favorite family food that you make to start your morning off right? Maybe eggs and sausage or your favorite bowl of cereal? For my family we love to start our morning […]

Marvel Avengers Party for the Ultimate Fangirl

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias My 16 year old and her best friends are the ultimate Avengers fan-girls. They talk about the Avengers non-stop, dress up as their favorite characters for routine trips to the grocery store and even had matching […]

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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Continuing with the whole red pepper theme, I whipped up these the other day when I was really craving some buffalo chicken dip. While part of me just wanted to sit down with an entire bowl of dip and a bag of chips, my getting too tight jeans vehemently begged me to eat some veggies. […]

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Alfredo Casserole

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  *Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! Lately I’ve been going nuts for anything with roasted red pepper in it. It started with a friends homemade roasted red pepper hummus and soon I was trying to put roasted red peppers in everything. You may […]

Nutrish Zero Grain Cat Food from Rachael Ray

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I would like to introduce you to my sweet kitty Oreo. We rescued Oreo about 9 years ago, she was close to death when we found her. Severely malnourished, dehydrated and had several infected wounds. Despite all that, she was the sweetest kitty we had ever met and we knew we needed to make her […]

One Skillet Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

One Skillet Garlic Parmesan Zoodles. healthy, low carb, paleo and gluten free alternative to regular noodles. Even if you don't usually like zucchini, you will LOVE these! Substitute them for noodles in your favorite dishes for a fresh and healthy recipe!

  *Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! Have you tried replacing your regular spaghetti noodles with zoodles (zucchini noodles)? This is probably the best kept paleo secret out there. I was never really a fan of zucchini, but I was desperate for something that […]

Gluten Free Spicy Garlic Chicken Flatbread

Gluten Free Spicy Chicken Flatbread. Great gluten free recipe for lunch or dinner. Made with an almond flour crust and simple ingredients. Could be made into a paleo recipe if you don't use the cheese. Yum!

*Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! So, we are getting kind of bored with food over at my house. It seems like we are trapped in a dinner rut and can’t get out. Day in and day out it is the same old food. […]

9 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for People that Hate to Clean

9 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for People that Hate to Clean

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PalmoliveMultiSurface #CollectiveBias I hate to clean, I really do. It takes so much time out of my day. Time I would rather spend baking, playing with my kids or reading a good book.  I really wish I […]

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help Out Around the House

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help Out Around the House

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #showmetheshine #CollectiveBias So you all know that my house is a complete zoo, right? It is a proven fact that 6 kids can trash a room faster than any rock star in history. The messes drive me absolutely […]

10 Moms You Find on Facebook

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We’ve read about the moms we see at the pool and the park, but let’s get real here and talk about the moms that we find at the one place where we really spend all our time. Facebook. Don’t deny it, you spend way more time on Facebook than you do at the park and […]