FloRider Water Park Attraction Sucks Off SwimSuits


The boys and I have spent two days at the water park this week!  It's been lots of fun, but I've had enough for awhile.  Yesterday we went and the heat index was at 107 degrees and the concrete got VERY hot.  Of course, no one wanted to wear their water shoes and this morning, my feet are punishing me for it.  The wait time for the larger attractions is about an hour of standing in line, so we did each one of those once on the first day and then … [Read more...]

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Summer is meant for fun, for a break away from school for the kids.  Time for families to spend time with one another and time for some Summer reading to keep those kids on top of their game.   This Summer I am also finding time for reading as my kids are old enough to read on their own.  It is nice to have reading time where everyone can grab a book and jump into it.  The main reason I have now found time for Summer reading is because I have … [Read more...]

Time Saving Makeup Tips


You don't have to be a professional makeup artist to get perfect, flawless looking makeup.  I've spent years learning about makeup and making it look as natural as possible. I have some makeup tips and techniques that will make your life SO much easier. The best thing is, these makeup tips are time savers. They aren't going to add to the time you already spend in the bathroom in the morning getting ready. Raccoon Eyes? Getting mascara to … [Read more...]

Keep The Weeds AWAY!

pool weeds

It has been awhile since I have worked in our flower beds.  I had surgery a few years back on my knee, which held a long recovery time for me.  Kneeling down and working in flower beds just wasn't anything that I looked forward to, so I abandoned my flower bed duties. This year for Mother's Day my husband bought tons of flowers for our home.  He planted tons in the front and my son and I planted the remaining ones in our back flower beds.  It was … [Read more...]

TeenSafe #Giveaway $50 Visa Giftcard ENDS 8/4

Teensafe July (2).jpg - Mary

WooHoo, there is a $50 Visa gift card up for grabs from TeenSafe.com!  Have you ever checked out their site?  If you have a child that carries a phone in your family, it is a must that you check out this site. TeenSafe is a monitoring tool that is available for the iPhone and Android.  It allows the monitoring party, or parent, to view their child's text messages, present location, their search history, contacts, call logs, etc.  This … [Read more...]

Blogger Opportunity: Free Sign Ups


What’s Your Ride BTS Ride Event Organized by: Mom Powered Media Grand Prize: BMS TBX EFI Touring Scooter Event dates: 8/4 - 9/4 Giveaway is open to Continental US Residents. SIGN-UP HERE and tell them that BlogWithMom sent you! . Wouldn't this be an awesome giveaway to be able to offer your readers?  Think of how exciting it would be to receive an email saying that you had just won a scooter like shown above!  If you were to win a … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Would You Live In A Bouncy House?

This post has been sponsored by Benjamin Moore.  All opinions are mine alone. My kids love bouncy houses, and could spend hours inside, BUT I wouldn't want to live in one, would you?  You have to watch the following video, it had me rolling, just thinking of this family trying to live comfortably inside a bouncy, blow up house. The couple believes that vinyl can't be painted so in order to have a colorful house, they design an … [Read more...]

Cleaning Tips For Your Makeup Brushes


Dirty Dingy Makeup Brushes? Makeup brushes can be very pricey if you buy the good ones. You want to make them last as long as you possibly can, so that you aren't spending an arm and a leg on brushes. Dirty makeup brushes can cause breakouts because the dirt and oil from your skin transfer to the brushes. Clean makeup brushes will help you to avoid any nasty breakouts and skin irritation. This way you’re taking care of your makeup brushes and … [Read more...]

FREE Ebooks On Amazon

Reading ebook at the beach.

Finally, Ebooks have made it into our household.  Since I am stubborn and "old school" in many ways, I have fought the idea of reading an electronic book until this past week.  I was away for vacation and thinking that laying out in the sun with a great book sounded like an excellent idea.  I had a lounge chair and the perfect day for laying out in the sun, but since I was away from home, I had no books with me.  One of my blogger buddies had … [Read more...]

Brought Back 8 Pounds From Vacation

holiday world

Have you been able to go away on vacation?  We went home to visit family for a week and I brought eight pounds with me back home to Texas.  I knew I was gaining weight while I was away, but I did the best that I could considering all the food that I ate while I was gone: 4 dozen donuts which were bought on two different donut runs Special fudge from Holiday World Chocolate Bundt Cake Lemon Bundt Cake Blackberry Cobbler Huge … [Read more...]

Does Your Guy Accessorize?

Presented By Nice Laundry Does this infographic represent your man?  My guy would carry the bag and my son would love those socks, but my husband is definitely a plain sock type of guy!  As far as the gear, he'd use every bit of that and he can't go anywhere without those sunglasses of his!  He has a watch very similar to the one above, and will wear a tie if called for, but if not, he's more of an open button type of guy.  Women love new … [Read more...]

Spend Quality Time With Your Family

Travis Dad working

We visited family in Kentucky last week and were about to leave back home for Texas, when the porch windows for the Grandparent's new enclosed porch came in.  The back porch project was a big one, so my husband volunteered to stay longer in order to help get the project underway.  We all pulled together and got started by installing 6 large windows.  Next came flooring and drywall the following day.  Travis and Dad had a good time working … [Read more...]

Cool Treat: Yogurt Pop Recipe


It's Summertime which means time to pull out the fun, easy recipes to add a little spice to your outdoor patio fun.  The kids and I love to hang out on the porch, have picnics, grill out and enjoy cool, refreshing Summertime favorite treats. My youngest eats yogurt on a daily basis and really enjoys both eating and making the fun yogurt pop recipe below.  My kids enjoy mixing up fun recipes, so if your kids are home, call them to the kitchen … [Read more...]

We Started A Coy Gold Fish Pond

coy pond

This past week, spent some time in Kentucky visiting family.  My husband's parents have this cool pond right outside their back porch and my husband decided that it needed some Coy Goldfish in it.  We headed off to the pet store one afternoon and spoke with someone in the fish department about adding fish to the decorative pond. We wanted to buy some sucker fish (plecostomus) to control the algae on the rocks, but the lady at the fish … [Read more...]

NY City Blue Man Group Ticket 4 Pack #Giveaway ENDS 8/2

Welcome to the Blue Man Group Giveaway! Hosted by My Best of Both Worlds Disclosure:  Blue Man Group invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience their awesome show.  The tickets were provided compliments of the Blue Man Group in order to facilitate a review.  No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication.  All opinions expressed are true and my family’s own.  The blogs that are participating in … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Treat: Frozen Banana Recipe


Ever purchased Frozen Bananas at a theme park?  They definitely hit the spot on a hot day!  Use the following frozen banana recipe and make your own right from your kitchen. Frozen Bananas are simple and fun to make.  If you've got kids in the house, be sure to invite them to join in on the fun! You will need: 4 bananas cut in half 2 cups chocolate chips 1 Tablespoon of milk or cream Melt the chocolate chips and cream in microwave … [Read more...]