LG OLED is a great family gift from Best Buy this #HintingSeason

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My husband asked me last night what it was I told him I needed for Christmas. I totally forgot what I originally told him, but tried to cover by listing expensive versions of appliances I already owned and it wouldn't fly. He had a valid argument: If I needed a KichenAid Mixer then he needed a new fancy television. For people who don't subscribe to cable, we watch a lot of TV. My man is a *huge* movie buff and quality of the picture means a lot to him. We currently have an average size LCD TV, but he wants bigger. I'm currently shopping aorund for a surprise to go under the tree, and I am hearing great things about the LG OLED at Best … [Read more...]

The Dollar Tree has all your Thanksgiving kid craft needs!

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You know I like to recycle toilet paper rolls. In fact, throwing them away makes me feel really super guilty so I'm constantly trying to find ways to use them in various crafts and activities. I honestly was waiting for the time to come to do the following project because I knew it would be so easy for me and so fun for the kids all at the same time. It's pretty cheap too, considering that the Dollar Tree has all of the basic essentials you need for a day of basic crafting at home. Because we're Floridians and aren't used to winter (What's a winter?), we're cooped up inside fearful of the 50 degree weather that has cursed our land. This … [Read more...]

Salt Dough Craft: Egyptian Cartouche

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I love Egypt and I love being able to share my love for this part of history with my daughter. If homeschooling has taught me anything it's that everyone needs space and everyone needs to slow down sometimes. I admit I'm not perfect, and I fell behind a few weeks ago in my well thought-out (if not overly ambitious) lesson plans. I was trying to hurry up and I was frustrated because my daughter was not learning at the same speed that I was teaching. I felt like a failure and I managed to find the strength to walk away from my failures. We were learning about Egypt and I was trying to get Gaia to recognize the complexity of hieroglyphic … [Read more...]

These Love Birds Got Hitched!

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It's done. I'm married, guys! I want to lead by telling you how disastrous the wedding was, but it was kind of magical at the same time. Long story short it rained on the afternoon of my modest backyard shindig. In fact, the rain began as we were saying our vows giving us only an hour to enjoy all the pretty decorations before having to move what we could inside (and that was only thanks to a lovely neighbor offering up his canopy for guests). It was cramped inside my father's home, to say the least, but we managed to ride out the storm among friends and family. We only scared off a few people with our shoulder-to-shoulder shenanigans … [Read more...]

Have a Merry FluffMas with Buttons Velour Wipes!

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When it comes to wiping my baby clean during diaper changes, we've done just about every option there is. To be honest, the Mister is not too keen on cloth wipes despite his love and appreciation for cloth diapers. He prefers the disposable wipes for cleaning up after a dirty diaper. In a final effort to make our system more ecofriendly overall, Buttons Diapers sent me two packs of their amazingly soft velour wipes to review. These wipes have an apple green velour on top and a soft, absorbent microfleece on the back making them perfect for not just baby bums, but little hands and faces too! And they're the perfect size to reuse on of … [Read more...]

Handmade & Eco-Friendly Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! To help raise awareness about the importance of giving eco-friendly and handmade gifts, we’re offering giveaways to help you get started (or continue) with your holiday planning. We hope you’ll discover some brands that would make wonderful gifts during the holiday season. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more handmade and eco-friendly giveaways! For this … [Read more...]

Thankful for My Followers {Giveaway Hop}

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Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Thankful for our Followers Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! YOU are the reason that bloggers like us host giveaways so we've decided it’s time for all of us bloggers to show even more of our appreciation to you… our readers and blog followers. Normally we offer giveaways with entries to help boost our blog and following numbers, but this Hop is all about making it easier on YOU. Each blogger in this Hop is offering a wonderful prize, worth at least $25 and ALL giveaways have only ONE way to enter! Hop around to them all as we show you how we’re Thankful for YOU! For this giveaway … [Read more...]

Big Girls Don’t Cry.

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I have been experimenting with different levels of acceptance with my "new" body. I'm still breastfeeding and I quit smoking, so there are some adjustments to be had in the future that may affect this vessel in which I experience life. However, at this moment I am the biggest I have ever been, a whole two sizes bigger than my "fat" pants from several years ago. I've never been a small girl.  I moved from a children's 16 to a juniors 7. Even in my post-high school, angsty, self-hate days when drugs were for breakfast lunch and dinner I was only a size 11. My hips are naturally wide and my breasts are very large. Having my daughter in 2007 … [Read more...]

Oh snap! Have you tried Harvest Snaps?

harvest snaps review

I love finding new things to change up my eating habits to fit a healthier lifestyle. I'm not too crazy about salads or working out just yet, but little changes here and there make me feel better about myself. I can tell a difference since we started being more health conscience back in September. Although we do still indulge, it's snacks like Harvest Snaps that make the transition worth it. I received a bunch of these amazing snap pea and lentil snacks as part of a blogging program. We busted open the original flavor first (not pictured) and were instantly intrigued. Though the original didn't really tickle our fancy, the toddler … [Read more...]

My New Go-To Diner

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I love food. I love homestyle breakfast food the most. Tampa is 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...]