Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's!

Lots to come for us in 2015. Hope you'll visit often!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review & Giveaway: An Item From The 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog!

This year for the holidays, consider giving a gift that gives back. Since 1996, World Vision publishes a yearly gift catalog featuring many ways to help children and families in need. Over 250 items, ranging from $10 to $39,000, are available to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. You can choose to donate items directly to a family such as livestock or purchase handcrafted items. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

#ManiMonday 12.15.14

Once again using Sally Hansen nail polish strips. I'm loving this ombré!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

#WordlessWed: Yay, it's Dora!!

We got our Dora and Friends pack in the mail this week. Princess A loves it! Needless to say, the outages were colored and the stickers used fast! Can't wait to watch Dora's new show together!

Monday, December 1, 2014

#ManiMonday by Princess A

I'm giving my nails a break this week in prep for some acrylics I'm doing soon. Today's nails are Princess A's featuring Piggy Polish in a glittery fuchsia. She'd been begging for literally a week for me to paint them. Guess who is a happy girl today?!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#DEAL - $9 for 1yr FREE Shipping w/ShopRunner!

Just in time for holiday shopping, Living Social has an awesome deal - $9 for 1 year of FREE 2-Day Shipping with ShopRunner ($79 value). I have been using ShopRunner for almost 3 years. From free pizza delivery from Domino's to Toys R Us, it has come in handy for our family. Check out the benefits here.

Just in the past few purchases I've made through them, I've saved almost $63 in shipping fees! Even at full price, the membership pays for itself. This deal from Living Social makes it even sweeter!

To get this deal:
Sign up for Living Social here.
Go to the Deal Page here.
Follow the directions on the voucher.

Happy shopping!

Psst - Use code 15THANKS for 15% off sitewide making this deal only $7.65!! Valid through 11/27 11:59pm PT

#WordlessWed: Mother Daughter Nails

I was doing my nails the other night (using my nail stickers of course!) and my daughter wanted hers done too. I just cut the scrap nails and applied them to her (little) nails. She LOVED them even though they looked crazy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our Thanksgiving Tradition {And Why We Won't Be Doing It This Year}

Growing up, my side of the family really didn't have any traditions. She'd cook, we'd eat. Period. We didn't visit family nor did they visit us. It was just Mom, Dad, Me and my little brother.

Then, for Thanksgiving 2005 in Georgia, my boyfriend of 3 months, invited me to his family Thanksgiving. For them, it is more like a reunion. Every year, his family picks one person to host the event, normally somewhere between South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. That first Thanksgiving with them was amazing. I had never seen family together like that nor experienced the love that shown to me before.

Monday, November 24, 2014

New #Coupons 11.24.14

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Friday, November 21, 2014

New #Coupons 11.21.14

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#FREE Audiobook Read By Bryan Cranston!

I am so excited that my new book arrived in the mail - You Have to F--king Eat by Adam Mansbach. Released last week, this is the sequel to the hilarious Go the F--k to Sleep. This isn't a child's book by any means (profanity with the "F" word) but an adult book that sums up parenting struggles with humor. As a parent struggling right now with a picky eater,  can relate!!

#WordlessWed - My Kindergartner, The Artist

Friday, November 14, 2014

New #Coupons 11.14.14

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#WordlessWed: Getting Ready for #DisneySide

We held our Disney Kids Disney Side Play date this weekend. Here's my little on the night before, making sure everything was set. 

Stay tuned for our post on the party!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hot Deal: 90% Off at Walgreens!

I happened upon this deal by chance Olay. My local Walgreens has its Halloween merchandise marked down to a whopping 90% off!! This excludes candy but I still left with lots of goodies! Your store may not have this deal but it's worth checking out if you can!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review: "The Nesting Place" By Myquillyn Smith

This book arrived right on time. We had just purchased our first house in a quiet neighborhood. Our home is not the biggest on the block, but it's the first house our daughter will call home. It is also the first house me and my husband have had together.

Even though I was so proud that we finally made it this far, all of a sudden, it wasn't good enough. I was apprehensive to invite people over. They already had houses, finely decorated houses at that. With the exception of our main living area, and our daughter's room, the rest of the house was pretty blah. We still had hand me down furniture and homemade decorations. The "Keeping Up With the Jones'" mentality hit me fast and hard.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#Wordless Wed: #DisneySide Halloween

Me & my little one as Doc McStuffins and her mom, Dr. McStuffins.

What did you and your kids dress up for Halloween?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: #InstantlyFramed

We purchased our first home in April of this year. While most of our wall decorations are already up, I couldn't help but notice that there are no baby pictures of our daughter hanging up. When I was offered the chance to try Instantly Framed, I knew the exact picture I would use. My daughter was less than a day old, laying comfortably in her daddy's arms in our hospital room. Back then, we couldn't afford the hospital newborn pictures which is probably why we never had any hanging up. Over the years, I've used this picture on all sorts of photo gifts but it never dawned on me that I probably should have one on the wall.

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Here! {#DisneyKids #DisneySide Playdate}

YAY!! It's here, it's here!

My #DisneyKids #DisneySide Hostess Kit is here!!
Check out the above teaser photo and stay tuned for the unveiling of its contents!!

What do you think is in the box?

New #Coupons 10.31.14

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: One Month to Love by Kerry & Chris Shook

I am excited to be reviewing "One Month to Love" by Kerry Shook and his wife, Chris. They founded Woodlands Church right down the street from me in The Woodlands, Texas.

#FREE Halloween Kids Book!

For a limited time, get this cute children's Halloween ebook titled "How to Pick a Pumpkin" for FREE at Amazon.

#Free Kids Book by Kristi Yamaguchi!

For a limited time, get Kristi Yamaguchi's children's ebook titled "Dream Big, Little Pig" for FREE at Amazon. 

New #Coupons 10.30.14

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$1.00 off any (4) Uncle Ben's Brand rice products 
Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Pumpkins at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 11/3/2014.Save 20%. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exciting News About #Disney!!

Today, we received some exciting news - we have been picked to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate, part of the DisneySide @ Home Celebration events! My daughter is so excited. Since she has started Kindergarten and made new friends, she has been begging for playdates. This makes the perfect way for me to get to know other parents in her class and have the kids over to play.

I will be getting my kit in the mail this week. Stay tuned! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

National Eczema Awareness Month with Cetaphil®

Did you know that October is National Eczema Awareness Month? More that 30 million people in the United States suffer from the symptoms of this skin condition which causes excessively dry, patchy, itchy skin. 10% of all infants and children are affected by eczema. My husband suffered severely with this condition as a child. Our five year old daughter is currently dealing with it. As the seasons change, her eczema flares up. It never fails. With the fall season in full swing, she's having a tough time right now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Chance to win with Kroger PLUS free Coupons!

Lately, I've been winning store giveaways and I am so excited for this one!!

Sign up for the Kroger Trick or Treat'em Challenge for a chance to win a $250 Kroger Gift Card. You will also earn coins to use for prizes!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Today's nails feature Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in 08 "On The Prowl." It's a black and gold glitter tiger stripe. One pack of 16 nail strips was enough to do a manicure and pedicure for me. How-to post coming soon!

Test Post


Monday, September 29, 2014


I have an obsession right now with nail stickers and strips. Today's #ManiMonday features Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliqués & only cost $1!! 

How-to post coming soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BlogLovin Test Post

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

#DIY #Back-to-School Project

My little girl started Kindergarten last week!!! I might have shed a tear but that's for another post. 

We have a 46' unused bar space in our dining room that was an eyesore and this project fit it great. I was inspired to create a backpack station in our home - a central location for all things "school". When she gets home, her backpack, shoes, folder, etc are placed in their spots. Mom & Dad go through them before the evening is over. The folder gets signed, any notes to the teacher are written, schoolwork in its bin and clothes are picked out and hung. It has made for such easy mornings. She knows where her clothes and shoes are (not lost in the jungle that is her room) and the backpack is ready to go.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


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I just received my online shopping cash rebate from Ebates the other day int the amount of $5.25. Using that and a little extra, I was able to order a cute top, bracelet and ring for only $5.85!! My shipping was free thanks to ShopRunner. I can't wait to put these together for my birthday outfit later this month.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review: The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh #storminside

Today, Sheila Walsh's newest book has been released - The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are. I was blessed to get an early copy to review. 

I first became a fan of Sheila Walsh in 2011 when I attended the Women of Faith Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Read about my experience here. She quickly became one of my favorite speakers and over the years, one of my favorite authors.  
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