Baby’s First Birthday with Babies R Us

Dawson's Birthday Cake

Though I didn't blog about it during the holiday rush, we had a wonderful time celebrating Dawson's first birthday. He ended up getting TWO parties, one for each side of the family. I don't think we will do that next year, as it's just too much to plan and prep. First, he had a snowman party, which we held right after our big family Christmas dinner. It was easy since everyone was already … [Read more...]

PBS Kids DVD Releases With Puzzles

Caillou DVD & Puzzle

PBS Kids features great programming for young children. While we watch most of it on Netflix or DVD, Sawyer has really gotten into Caillou and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. I like that these children's shows aren't just entertaining - they feature lessons on character building, skills, and other educational values. On January 13, four new DVDs were released from PBS Kids, complete with 12-piece … [Read more...]

Bacon Ranch Chicken Wraps

Bacon Ranch Chicken Wraps

For me, bacon and ranch go hand in hand. They are great on salad and sandwiches, so why not try a wrap too? I recently put these flavors together to make Bacon Ranch Chicken Wraps, testing them out before the big game next weekend! This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, … [Read more...]

Nutella & Banana Pockets plus More Ideas for Pepperidge Farm’s Puff Pastry!

Nutella & Banana Pockets

I am all about easy to make recipes. Desserts, appetizers, finger foods...whatever it is, I want it to be quick and simple to prepare. Last week, I had the chance to attend a "Ladies Night" party, and was blown away by the simplicity of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry! This post is sponsored, but the recipes and ideas are something I'd still love to share! At the party, we were treated to … [Read more...]

We’re Going to New Orleans… & Getting STASH Rewards!

Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans

It's a new year, so it's time be thinking about new places to visit during the year. We love to travel, and love it even better when we can save money on our journeys and destinations! I am sharing this information for the Double Duty Divas. STASH Rewards points were received for this post. Post contains affiliate links too, but all opinions are always 100% mine! Our first big trip will come … [Read more...]

Winter 2015 Biannual Blogathon Bash

It's that time again - another Biannual Blogathon Bash! Being a team member of the event has helped me get things done, meet new bloggers, and learn lots of new things! I've really been slacking on my blogging since the first of the year. The two week break I took at the holidays has me wanting to be lazy! But, this weekend is a great opportunity to get my tush in gear. I need to start … [Read more...]

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


The holidays just ended, so you may not have the funds to do any online shopping. If that sounds like you, we can help! Several fellow bloggers and I are bringing you a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Enter to win by completing the Rafflecopter form below. Ends 11:59pm EST on 2/6/15. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

How to Lose Weight as a Couple…and Stay Sane while Doing it!

How to Lose Weight as Couple..and stay sane while doing it!

Many couples claim that the best way to lose weight is to do it with their partner -- after all, who better than the person you already share a lifestyle with?  At the same time, so many couples cite weight loss by one partner as a source of problems in their relationship. Since weight loss is easier with a partner, and because it can also be a source of change within in a relationship, it … [Read more...]

Having Fun at Stone Mountain’s Snow Mountain!

Fort Snow at Stone Mountain

Last weekend, the family and I headed to Stone Mountain to experience #SnowBlog15, where they invite area bloggers to experience the Snow Mountain Attraction, going on now until February 22. This was our second visit to Stone Mountain, and our first time getting to play in the snow there. Sawyer was beyond thrilled to have the cold, white snow to play in. Just last month, he demanded that … [Read more...]