My New Go-To Diner

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I love food. I love homestyle breakfast food the most. Tampa s a weird little town sometimes and finding the perfect place that's both delicious and comfy without being overpriced has proven to be quite the task. I don't yet know anyone who shares the same tastes as I do when it comes to diners, but luckily my fiance has been on the hunt. The other weekend he was treating em to breakfast and did a simple Google search for restaurants that served breakfast. Google pulled up several, most we had already tried. As we scrolled through the list we notice that The Recipe Box had several positive reviews. We found the location, decided it had … [Read more...]

Treat Yourself with Keenwah! {Giveaway Hop}

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own - so be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below and don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize Giveaway - from Step2! I'm on a mission to eat better. One of my favorite snacks is i heart keenwah, a delicious snack made of delicious quinoa. Quinoa is a superfood. It is a complete source of protein … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Spider Crafts for Halloween

hanging window spiders

For most people fall is all about festivals and hay rides and craft fairs. I'm all about that, too! In fact, October is my favorite month because it's like my annual kick off to happy. Sometimes we get rained out here in Florida, so I like to stay prepared with a box of craft supplies from the Dollar Tree. Today we laid out everything and just went to town. With Halloween on the agenda later this month, we decided some spooky spiders were necessary to decorate the windows. My daughter, Gaia, loves little spiders and they were really simple for her to use a number of skills during our little activity time. For the spider bodies we … [Read more...]

Just Between Friends

just between friends

I have always held onto a lot of my baby stuff since Gaia was born almost 7 years ago. I had hoped to pass everything down to future children or at least pass it along to friends making their own families complete. Now that my best friend has been a mother for 6 months, she has a lot of the basics you'd look for. After having many discussions with my fiance, we decided it was time to purge that stuff too. He's fine with the size our family is now. I wasn't until recently. A few weeks ago I was doing chores before work when I tuned into my actions. I was running form room to room in a nonsensical pattern and I was getting about half as much … [Read more...]

Adding Happiness to Birthdays with Poster Cards from Hallmark

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Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. I love mail. If you know me at all you've heard that a thousand times by now, I'm sure. I find myself constantly on the fence about this new technological age because not many people take advantage of snail mail anymore. When it comes to special occasions I like to send people a little something extra in the mail. Even if they're local to me, I like to send them that card that says "Happy housewarming!" or "Happy anniversary!" It's just my way of … [Read more...]

All-Natural Immune Boosting Elderberry Infused Soda {Say That 5 Times Fast}

all-natural elderberry soda

So my fiance and I did a soda-free September as a part of Operation: Get Sexy. We cheated towards the end, but I do not plan to ever make soda as much of a part of my life like I did before. I wasn't sure if I could do it, but I did! And I have a secret to share to help those of you who might be struggling as you try to cut out those carbonated sugar syrups from your diet as well. Herbal soda. Yes, you heard me. Herbal infused sodas are my new thing. I just make a little herbal tea, add raw sugar, a bit of honey and BAM! I have a great alternative to those nasty, hater drinks that cost way too much. To make your own soda you'll … [Read more...]

The Cure for Fancy Frocks! {Bandelettes Review}

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Once upon a time I wore dresses. I've always been partial to pants because I feel like they're on the functional side of daily attire. But a nice frock always gets me excited. I will find a dress I like and horde it. Even if I only wear it to bake Christmas cookies, I will keep it in my closet for years because a fancy frock will make me feel beautiful and womanly in ways none of my pant outfits can. And that, my friends, is worth every inch of space wasted. If you know me personally, or at least well enough to be on my social media channels, you'll maybe have caught that I am at my biggest now than I ever have been thus far in my life. … [Read more...]

It’s a Free for Fall! {Giveaway Hop}

Free-for-Fall

Welcome to the It's a Free for Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The days are getting a bit cooler and Fall is just around the corner! We're celebrating the upcoming season with a fun giveaway hop. Each blogger in the hop has a prize for you worth at least $25, so don't forget to hop around to them all in the linky at the bottom of this post. For my prize here at Atta Mama, I'll be giving away one print/canvas up to $75 from Fulcrum Gallery! Fulcrum Gallery is an online art print store with thousands of choices from art classics to modern posters. Looking for your own version of The Starry Night? No … [Read more...]

Soda-Free September

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My fiance and I are getting married in November. That's pretty crazy in itself. I mean after all this talk WE ARE FINALLY DOING IT! I've already sent invites and annoyed my father with all of the details 100 times. I'm getting ready to make the final payments on everything. It's getting real! We're in the 6 week window... We started way too late to get sexy for the wedding, but we've decided together to get healthy. We need to lose weight. Both of us. As a stepping stone we've decided to stop eating fast food and drinking soda. In reality that just means I live in the kitchen now, but lucky for us I like cooking (when I don't have a … [Read more...]

Simplifying No Poo with Mirasol Farm

easy no poo from mirasol farm

Guys, I have a confession: I was sick of the natural beauty routine that made my hair feel both dry and waxy at different intervals between showers. I could tweak forever and play with different methods, but I just want to live an easy life free of chemicals in which my hair still looks fabulous. In a moment of desperation I reached out to Mirasol Farm and begged them to send me more of their fabulous herbal shampoo bar. It seriously does wonders. The herbal shampoo bar from Mirasol Farm is top notch. No matter where I've bathed, no matter the water source... My hair always comes out looking and feeling fabulous. It's important for me … [Read more...]