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Spring Portraits at Portrait Innovations

This is a partnered post with Portrait Innovations. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Since I'm the photographer of the family, I have plenty of photos of my family, just not of me with my family. So, I was incredibly happy to have the opportunity to work with a local portrait studio to get our spring portraits at Portrait … [Read more...]

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Hair Ties

These Beauty and the Beast inspired hair ties are perfect for your little princess! It hit me last week that I was 9 years old when the original Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast arrived in theaters. This month, with the company of my own 9-year-old daughter, I was able to see the live-action recreation. I couldn't imagine my childhood … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Enjoy a PB&J

Like many families, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple in our home growing up. There's just something super special about the memories I recall when I taste the salty peanut butter mixed with sweet jelly. And just in case you didn't already know, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is April 2nd. Because peanut butter and jelly is one … [Read more...]

Game Time Grooming with Unilever Brands + Gift Card Offer

This is a partnered post with Mirum Shopper. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Hey Basketball fans. As I'm sure you already know, it's NCAA Tournament season and March Madness is in full swing. I'm sure by now you've already finished your bracket and you're either sad and disappointed or excited and hopeful at this point. … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This is a partnered post with Cascade. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the top five posts on my blog is my recipe for Easy Tater Tot Casserole. With good reason too, because it's absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It's one of those recipes you rely on when time is short and you just want a warm, hearty meal but don't … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

I'm all about using my slow cooker. For me, the slow cooker is like an extra set of hands that does the work in the kitchen when I can't be there. Like my own version of a mother's helper. (Because goodness mercy -- who can afford one of those?) Recipes from the slow cooker, like this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki, are the only reason my family … [Read more...]

Rockets of Awesome Review

Melanie received free clothing from Rockets of Awesome to be able to write this Rockets of Awesome review. Clothing shopping with my kids is, well, not awesome. I adore our time together -- I really do. But shopping makes me want to pull my hair out. And after having a third baby, my hair is not as full as it used to be so I don't want to risk any … [Read more...]

Invite Spring Into Your Home with Caress Body Wash

This is a partnered post with Mirum Shopper. As always, all opinions are my own. In Texas it looks and feels like spring. The weather is warmer and we are seeing so much new growth on all the plants and trees. When you walk outside you can definitely smell that spring has sprung with all the hints of floral in the air. So I decided to bring the … [Read more...]

Enjoying a Night Off with Papa Murphy’s

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s. All opinions and statements remain 100% my own. #PapaMurphysLaw #Ad Yesterday was Monday. My least favorite day of the week. It's back to work and back to school which means it's back to stress filled days and nights. But yesterday I did something different, y'all. Instead of worrying about … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Living in Texas has its perks. Cowboys, country music, and BBQ just to name a few. As you might have heard, we like to do things big and bold here in Texas. We're proud of our Texas heritage and we like to celebrate it. Today I'm celebrating it … [Read more...]