20% Off CRAB POT Christmas Trees

The weather is finally getting cooler and the holidays are quickly approaching.  I love this time of year and all the great decorations that are displayed in my area.  Our family has a tradition of driving around the different subdivisions in search of our favorite Christmas decorations.  Do you usually decorate your front yard?  We love to display lights in our front yard.  The kids are thrilled to come home at night to see the twinkling … [Read more...]

Gymnastics Isn’t Just For Girls

gymnastics backbend

There is a stigma with gymnastics.  Most people think it is only for girls; however, there are many benefits for boys in gymnastics as well.  Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle sports available to children because it incorporates strength, balance, flexibility, speed, discipline, etc. Gymnastics teaches children how hard work and dedication pays off.  These positive experiences can build confidence through achievement and … [Read more...]

Tomato Sauce – On Pizza?


This past weekend, my son and I attended a birthday party at the bowling alley for an eight year old boy.  Everyone met at the bowling alley, got fitted for shoes, bowled a game and went to the party room for pizza, cake and to watch the birthday boy open his gifts. Pizza was served and one of the kids mentioned "tomato sauce."  One little boy pushed his pizza aside and said "I can't eat tomato sauce!"  We told him that tomato sauce usually … [Read more...]

Bird Feeder Wreath Craft


Here is a fun craft that you and your child(ren) can make! Have you ever made your own bird feeder? I am sure you have heard about the pinecone and peanut butter feeders, but this one is a step up from that! This is a bird feeder wreath!  Photo credit:  www.todayshomeowner.com Here is what you will need: 1/3 cup of fresh cranberries 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup of almonds 4 cups of bird seed ½ cup of gelatin mixed with ¼ cup of … [Read more...]

Eye Surgery Calls For Audio Books

Just imagine you had to have eye surgery for say a detached retina and they told you to recover you had to keep your head in a down position for several weeks! Yikes! This type of surgery is called Vitrectomy Surgery. If you click the link you will find out more about it. Picture from Comfort Solutions There is a chair that people can rent to make life a bit easier. It can be fit with a mirror so the person can watch TV, be in the same room … [Read more...]

It’s October!

school pumpkins

It's October, can you believe it?  It feels like just the other day we were starting back to school and now it's time to think about Halloween crafts, school treats and Halloween costumes.  I snapped the pic above as I was walking in front of my son's school today.  I love how they arranged the pumpkins in their flower pots.  My 9 year old can't wait to decorate for Halloween, so when he gets home from school today, we're going to line our … [Read more...]

You Can Stay Energized Throughout The Day


Not an energetic person?  You could be!  Here are some tips to help you acclimate to mornings a little better, which will result in you having more energy throughout the day: Do not hit the snooze button!  Hitting the snooze button makes it even harder to get up.  You end up falling back asleep, pretty quickly, but five minutes later you are woken up again which will result in grogginess and irritation.  That is not a good way to start the … [Read more...]

Chicken Hot Wings #Recipe

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  Does your family enjoy eating chicken hot wings at the restaurants?  Have you ever made them at home?  Linda sent her favorite Chicken Hot Wings Recipe over so I thought I'd share it on the mom blog today. Chicken Hot Wings Recipe You can buy packages of frozen chicken wings that have already been dejointed or you can buy fresh chicken and dejoint it yourself. Arrange the wings on an aluminum foil lined pan and cook until … [Read more...]

Tips For Your Best “Glamping” Trip Ever

. If you're an Outdoor Traveler in Virginia who follows a lot of traveling blogs and Instagram accounts, you might have seen a lot of recent posts and hashtags referring to "glamping."  Glamping is basically a portmanteau term that combines "glamorous" with "camping."  Glamping is referring to camping where the things you bring for the trip are stylish yet functional.  Basically, a camping trip where the pictures you take are worthy of … [Read more...]

Enter Giveaways & Win Gifts!


It is only September, but the holidays will be here before you know it!  Are you prepared to purchase or make gifts for friends and family?  The holidays can be pretty expensive, depending on the size of your gift-giving list or the taste of the gift-receivers.  Have you ever considered entering holiday gift guide giveaways? Many bloggers offer them around this time of the year, and they are a great way to win FREE holiday gifts and prizes!  I … [Read more...]

Post Carpet Install Update

kids bathroom clutter

Good thing we only have time for showers in our house, because we couldn't use the bathtub if we wanted to!  We just had our carpets replaced in our house and the bathrooms ended up being the perfect place to store our things while the rooms were being redone.  Above you'll see my bathroom and bits of peices that came from my closet and the bedroom.  Thankfully I was able to keep the shower clear so we didn't have to work real hard to get access … [Read more...]

It’s Early – Watch Halloween Candy Intake

candy corn

Are you hungry? Is your sweet tooth just begging for something tasty? STOP! DO NOT FALL INTO TEMPTATION AT THE LOCAL GROERY STORE BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE HALLOWEEN CANDY OUT ALREADY! Did I get your attention? Good! Now that the shelves are already filled with Halloween candy, people are more tempted to grab a bag “just because” during their routine grocery shopping trip. Most of this candy will be ‘snack size’ and a lot of us can be guilty of … [Read more...]

Super Moist Banana Bread Recipe

banana bread

This super moist banana bread recipe is a yummy treat that you can eat for breakfast or dessert or as a snack in between.  It is also very easy to make and does not take very long either. You will need: Three medium bananas ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup oil 1 egg 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (if you are not a fan of cinnamon, you can use less) Steps For … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Memory Foam Mattress


If you’re unable to sleep through the night, you might be suffering from insomnia.  As a condition, insomnia could be a result of quite a wide variety of things. Some of those things include stress, mental conditions and sometimes, medication. Another well-known cause of insomnia is discomfort.  Since there are very many possible causes of insomnia, finding a cure is not as straight forward as most people would think.  Many people believe that … [Read more...]

Dyson Customer Service ROCKS

Dyson Part

I have had two Dyson vaccums that I have given me issues in the past, but I dealt directly with the store where I purchased them.  This past experience was a little different, my teen thought he'd help with the vaccuming. As soon as he turned the machine on, I saw the top piece from my Dyson vaccum cannister hit the floor and then heard the cannister fall off. Travis brought me over the broken Dyson vaccum cannister latch and I knew we had a … [Read more...]

Hotel Must-Haves With Kids

Bobby Hotel Pool

This past summer, we went to a basketball tournament with my teenage son's basketball team and stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas.  Someone from the team locked down group rates for the parents, so we booked our room.  Once we got there, we realized that this was not the type of hotel that we had hoped for.  As a mom of a young child, we still look for "fun" hotels.  The parents that chose this hotel didn't have younger children and thought … [Read more...]