Making the Switch to blu PLUS+ e-Cigs #bluPLUS


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Readers must be 18 years of age or older. All opinions are mine alone. #bluPLUS #CollectiveBias Do you smoke? Does someone in your family? I was the lone non-smoker in my family until I married my husband who is also a non-smoker. I just never got into it. Recently I discovered that I love the way e-Cigs smell. I was standing next to a guy at a casino party I worked and his e-Cig smelled like vanilla. It was awesome. I think it’s really cool how easy it is to use e-Cigs. … [Read more...]

Perfect Party Planning: Creating Unforgettable Appetizers


  Hosting a get together in the near future? The key to putting on a memorable party is often the selection of food and drink that you decide to serve. In some cases, you may want to open with appetizers and then serve a full meal. If your party is more casual, sometimes a respectable menu of appetizers will suffice. In either case, creating unforgettable and tasty appetizers is a must to keep your guests happy. Here are a few tips for preparing and serving impressive appetizers at your next party. Know Your Guests Think about your … [Read more...]

Share a Coke with a Best Friend #ShareitForward

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareitForward #CollectiveBias I got to go to an awesome Coke event at my local Walmart this past weekend.  I grabbed the kids and we all went because if there is anything my kids love, it is adventures for my blog.  We got to Walmart and they had a huge display right in the middle of the food area. They had ladies handing out Cokes to people as they walked by.  It was lovely because it took the people a second to realize that their Coke … [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...]

How I Found out I was ‘Wrong’ About Being Bisexual


Did you know that bisexuality is fake?  There is no such thing as being bisexual.  Personally I don't like the oppressive labels that most of our society uses anyway but let me tell you a little story on how I found out that I was wrong about being bisexual. I have a husband that I have been with for eight long years. I have three children including a 12 year old from a previous relationship when I was a teenager.  I would probably do some pretty bad things for the chance to do some pretty bad things to Taylor Kitsch, Sebastian Stan, Jonathon Toews, … [Read more...]

Jazzing It Up with Brandcation AGAIN #SeastheDay

It is raining and like 40 degrees outside. I dont think Spring is coming to Alabama. I think I may have to break out the galoshes and trench coats soon and it is MARCH. I dont have to worry for long though because I am going on  a cruise! A #blogcruise with my Brandcation ladies.  40 bloggers breaking out their summer wear on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.  I have never been to Mexico so I am beyond excited.  I am going to #SeastheDay. It will be my second trip out of the country and the best part is that I have all my blogging friends … [Read more...]

Master Lock “Protecting All That You Love and Care About” Sweepstakes

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Being from Alabama I do not really have much experience with snow. We barely get flurries once or twice a year. Two weeks ago we had a snowapocalypse because of a snowstorm with a couple inches of snow. That's just to give you perspective. The day my house burned down we had over 12 inches of snow right after a couple of days of tornadoes. My house burned to the ground during the snowstorm of 1993 which is widely known as the 'storm of the century'. The snow was so heavy on our roof that it fell through and caused the heating system to collapse … [Read more...]

Things to do with old toys after Christmas

Once the holidays have passed, we’re often faced with the problem of toys all over the house.  There are only so many places to put them and most of the old ones are neglected anyway after the new ones come.  Here’s what to do to make your house look less like Santa’s workshop and more like your home. The first (and hardest) part is sorting through them.  It’s easiest to gather all of them together into a huge pile and then sort into four smaller piles: dump, keep, donate, and sell. Go through the puzzles and make sure all of the pieces are … [Read more...]

Moving On Up Into a New Home


I feel like I owe my realtor an apology. I swear that he told me a hundred times that most people do not stay in their first house. I kept telling him I did not care so much about resell value and that I cared more about the durability of the home.  I knew that I was having more kids eventually and I wanted it to be able to withstand the force of many cats and kids.  I did not want a garden home like many of our friends got as their first home.  My husband coasted through houses on Zillow all the time looking for the biggest and best we could … [Read more...]

Happy National Coming Out Day


I am probably the very worse at giving talks to my son.  I am too blunt.  I am just so frank about everything.  I am shy as heck but anything I really want I just say it.  Like when I see a person who is cute I want to tell them that they are cute.  Our society is too oversexualized for that though.  People will (and have) assume that I am coming on to them.  I remember when I worked at the college that one of the girls I worked with actually told our boss that I hit on her because I told her I thought she was lovely in her dress.   I was pissed.  … [Read more...]