10 Ways To Get Fit For Summer


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Around this time of year I get a panicky feeling. You know, the feeling that summer is just around the corner. Now you all know that I am a summer girl. I love just about everything about it:  BBQ's, fireflies twinkling, no waking the unnamed child up for school ... it all makes me a happy … [Read more...]

Taking the Guesswork out of Gardening with Miracle-Gro Gro-ables


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember a few weeks ago how I told you I was sent some Miracle-Gro Gro-ables pods? Do you remember me also telling you how, in the past, I kill anything green within a 5 mile radius? Well my luck has changed my friends! I have actually kept something alive for over a month now! Not only is it alive, it is thriving, and it couldn't have been easier! Miracle-Gro Gro-ables are a a pre-packaged seed … [Read more...]

Pampering Our Kitten


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. As you all know, I am an animal person. Animal "hoarder" if you ask my hubby. My entire life, I have had pets. If there is a stray animal within a five mile radius, I am the crazy lady that is feeding it. It's that maternal instinct kicking in. Even in the third grade, I was the one rescuing a litter … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday!!!!


Happy Pinterest Party Friday!!! We are kicking off Spring Break here in Kansas today!! For the first time in I don't know how many years, it is going to be good weather for Spring Break! It never fails, it is always gorgeous the week before, and then the week of Spring Break it is cold, or rainy, or both. The new shop I will be putting my furniture pieces in opens April 1st, so I am seriously running out of time to get some more projects completed. You always know when I am working on … [Read more...]

Reprioritizing My Life and Relieving Pain

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"I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are all my own" The life of a blogger can be a bit crazy. You start working the moment you get up, and many days, you don't stop working until 2:00 in the morning. Things go wrong all of the time:  my laptop sometimes decides to go haywire, my hosting … [Read more...]

My Newest Favorite Things


I don't spend a lot of money on myself. When I worked outside the home I did. I was always bringing home new clothes and products. Now that I'm home all of the time, I just don't have the money or the time to do that. If I spend money it is usually for the unnamed child, for the pups, or for the house. I am not big on trying something, and then if it doesn't work out throw it in a drawer, and then get something new. I like to get other people's opinions ahead of time, whether something … [Read more...]

My Anti-Green Thumb (and my Feta and Cheddar Casserole)


  This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing-up, I always hated the units in Science where I had to grow something. The teacher would pass around a bunch of seeds, all the other kids would get so excited about filling-up their make-shift planters (typically an old egg carton) with dirt, planting their seeds, tending to their crop of beans, and reaping the bounty of their hard work. Without fail ... I would grow … [Read more...]

Mommy is CooCoo Google+ Linky Party

Are you like me and are trying to grow your presence on Google+? Then I have just the thing for you! I'm co-hosting the Mommy is CooCoo Google+ Linky Party!!! Are you looking to grow your circles on Google+?   Do you want better SEO and increased website exposure?  Then this is the place to be!   Welcome to the mommy is CooCoo  circles hop. … [Read more...]

Our Unconventional Uses for Cottonelle

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO” Topher and I were talking this weekend about how getting old is weird. We just don't feel as old as we are (most days anyway). We were talking about what babies we were when we got married (I was 21 and he was 23). When we got married, I was still in college, and he just took his first teaching … [Read more...]