New Year’s Resololutions Printable


Its that time of year again and everyone is talking about their resolutions. Personally I never make resolutions. I have trouble completely my chores for the day much less a whole year. I know lots of people who do great with them though. My cousin gave up soda five years ago as a resolution and still doesnt drink it. My friend wanted to lose five pounds and now she owns a Cross Fit gym and looks beyond amazing. Good luck to you on your resolutions! Let me know some of the things you want to change in 2015 in the comments. Here is a great list … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Tags Printable


Look at these cute Christmas gift tags! I love this time of year. Its mostly because of the food but I won't lie that I still love the colors and lights. It is beautiful. What is your favorite part of the holidays?  Do you wrap your own gifts? Personally I wrap all my gifts because I like the quiet time. It reminds me of my grandmother. I know that sounds weird but I used to have wrap gifts for my grandmother all my life for the younger kids and now that she is gone, it is like Christmas Eve is changed forever. No more wrapping last minute gifts … [Read more...]

Mashed Potato Garlic Meatloaf Burger Recipe


Many thanks to Walmart and Kingsford charcoal for their sponsorship of this post. If there is one thing the South loves, it's football season.   The weather gets cooler, the nights get longer, the colors start to darken and it's time to pull out the grill for a few tailgating parties.  In my opinion there are few dishes that can beat a good BBQ so when I got asked to make something with the awesome Kingsford charcoal and Walmart beef, I pulled up some websites to look for something new we haven't ever tried before.  The one that caught my eye … [Read more...]

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World Cup Degree Motionsense

This post was sponsored by Global Influence. As always, all opinions are my own. "Get out of the way!!!" "NOOOOOO!" "Send him in, not that guy. He is a bozo"  "GOOOOOO USA!!!!" Yeah, those are some of the things you are probably hearing around your house during the World Cup matches.  I went to lunch the other day at a local Mexican restaurant when Brazil was playing Chile.  It was bad.  Most of the restaurant was heavily invested in one side or another and when someone got close to scoring or when they scored you could definitely tell.  Strangely, … [Read more...]

Park Playdate at Veterans Park for the Win


I have been so busy this summer.  I am sure I have mentioned that when we moved five years ago that we moved almost an hour from all of our friends and family.  So all summer I have been driving back and forth from my mom's house or my grandmother's house.  This week I have gotten gas three times at $65 each time.  In ONE week.  I have been picking up teenagers and driving my mom to her appointments and doing lots of coupon shopping.  I am tired.  I am glad that I have a great park that is sort of nearby so that we can decompress and get rid of the … [Read more...]

Fun in Birmingham with Camp Spark


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Camp Spark. It is almost summer and my kids are already acting like they have too much energy to burn. They are running around the house like its a football field. I know it is only going to get worse.  Kids need something to occupy their mind and bodies. I make a list at the beginning of each summer for my kids and we try to make it through the list by the end.  They feel like its an adventure trying to fit all the cool trips and activities in. One of the things my older son always … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Pouches – Organic Fun On the Go!


“I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”Like most parents I live in a whirlwind of activities. I never manage to get anything done on time because every single time I schedule myself some time to work it is also time for a doctors appointment or a visit to the orthodontist (who steals all my money) or even an impromptu visit to Mawmaw because she wants to see us and I am entirely too dependent on … [Read more...]

The Top 4 Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

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I am a member of the CollectiveBias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. #HealthcareClinic I always knew growing up that I would be the mother of boys. I hoped so much because I knew I could not deal with girls. I barely brush my hair, I knew I couldnt teach my daughter how to do anything with hers. Or how to dress in a way that doesn't look like you possibly never learned your colors in school.  I knew I could put those classes on my husband … [Read more...]

Learning About Family With Hallmark’s SpiritClips


This past week I found out about a great new service called SpiritClips.  Since coming to work at home I am totally guilty of giving my toddler my phone so that I can finish a phone call with a sponsor or give the baby a bath.  He knows how to change the program though and sometimes ends up on things he shouldn't.  I was happy to find out about SpiritClips which is a subscription streaming video service where you’ll have access to great family-friendly content including full length feature movies as well as original short films.  I love this new … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions are Meant to Shared


When I was a child we were very poor in everything except family.  I have a ton of family. When I tell people we were poor they never really get how poor so I will just say that it was bad.  My mom used to try to set aside a little bit each week to buy a gift all year long so that my three sisters and I could have a Christmas.  Obviously we never got much but she tried her very best.  Despite the fact that we never had much, I always loved the holidays.  They are still my favorite time of the year except now its because I get to gorge myself on … [Read more...]