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Live-stream on The Cube

The last several years as a blogger I've wanted to create more video content. The problem is I get so overwhelmed with all the editing after doing all the filming. Creating videos is hard work and takes many hours, especially when you haven't mastered the editing programs. And since I never feel like I'll be "good enough," I just set the video idea … [Read more...]

Discovering the Cayman Islands by Land and Sea

My family was given a complimentary cruise. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. During our Carnival Cruise last month, we visited three port of calls, one of them being Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. While I was still in planning mode and researching our excursions for each port of call, I knew I wanted to choose an option that would … [Read more...]

The Eatin’ is Good on a Carnival Cruise

My family was given a complimentary cruise. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This summer has been filled with all kinds of adventures for me and my family. One of those adventures landed us on a Carnival cruise. As a family we spent seven days swimming, exploring other countries, and eating until our bellies told us to stop. It … [Read more...]

HEXBUG Nano V2 Party

Product provided. Please see below for full disclosure. The weekend before last I threw a HEXBUG Nano V2 Party for my children and several of their friends.  Having three children, all different ages and both genders, it can sometimes be difficult finding something that interests all of them. When I was planning this small intimate party I knew I … [Read more...]

Parenting Independent Children

Have I mentioned lately how much I despise back to school time? I always find myself questioning everything, every single decision that has to be made.  I feel like I have to make a flow chart to see if the decisions I'm making will work with decisions I might have to make further down the road. It's never-ending and I'm already tired, y'all.  … [Read more...]

Ding Dong Diaper Ditch

I am a Pampers Baby Board Member and was provided free product coupons. No other compensation was received. I try to teach my children about giving every single day.  Whether it be just sharing a piece of candy with their sibling, or making a special card for their teacher, or giving to someone in need, children need to learn how to be a cheerful … [Read more...]

My Daily Beauty Routine

My day starts about 6am and from the time my feet hit the floor in the morning to the time I lay in bed at night, I'm constantly in a go, go, go state.  With deadlines to meet, children to take to school, clothes to wash and a dog who is just as needy as my children, I barely have time to breath. And I know I'm not alone in this.  It's just how … [Read more...]

Have You Met the Sun?

My time in San Diego for BlogHer was an absolute blast!  I met some amazing people, ate some amazing food, spent much needed time with the most amazing man and got interviewed by the Jimmy Dean Sun. Could you tell I was nervous?  I didn't know where to look, didn't know if I should smile or not, and just felt a little out of my comfort zone. … [Read more...]

Why Do You Really Cook?

That was the question Louise and I were asked while in San Diego for BlogHer. Hillshire Farm had a booth set up and they wanted to know what gave us motivation to cook.  If you know me at all, you know that I'm a really shy person.  Not only am I shy, I get terrified and it's like my mind shuts down.  So, getting anything to come out of my mouth … [Read more...]

Nick Walls by HP

My two boys are just a little obsessed with Spongebob, well  maybe more than just a little.  I was recently given the opportunity to work with HP on one of their newest projects, Nick Walls by HP.  After careful consideration of whether I was going to do a wall for my daughter or one for the boys, I decided it would be best to do one for the boys. … [Read more...]