The Woodlands Special Olympics – Rained Out

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We received an email from the basketball program at school about an opportunity to earn community service hours in our community.  The local high school was hosting the Special Olympics over the weekend and many volunteers were needed.  My 14 year old was very excited about this opportunity and we signed him up to work in the track area for the morning.  Unfortunately, we woke to a huge storm on Saturday morning.  Travis had signed up to … [Read more...]

Skin Tags and Kids: What Parents Need to Know

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Approximately 25 percent of the human population currently suffers, or has suffered from, skin tags.  This ranks skin tags among the most common cosmetic problems, which is why children shouldn’t worry or feel embarrassed if they have them.  While skin tags are most common in middle-aged adults and senior citizens, children are not immune from them. The Most Common Skin Tag Type (all ages): Acrochordon Doctors often refer to skin tags by … [Read more...]

#Review: Therafit Brittany Jeweled Sandal

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I was given a pair of Brittany Sandals from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are 100% my own. It's that time again!  Time to gear up for summer and bring out your summer clothes, shoes, bathing suits, etc.  I have already purchased a few pairs of shorts and tops for the summer since I lost weight since last year, but I was still in need of the perfect pair of sandals to show off my fun toe nail polish.  Not … [Read more...]

Recipe: Delicious Low Calorie Energy Boosting Smoothie!

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Ready for a 4 ingredient low calorie smoothie that tastes great and packs a boost of energy? All you need is Spark, 8 oz water, CARBmaster vanilla yogurt and ice.  It's quick and easy to make and oh SOOO good! The Spark Energy Drink mix is available in two forms.  You can purchase a tub that comes with a scoop as seen in the top picture or it can be purchased in a box of 14 individual packs as seen above. Spark Smoothie Recipe You will … [Read more...]

#WhenWeBake Country Crock Sponsored #Giveaway ENDS 4/27

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This post has been sponsored by Country Crock.  All opinions are mine alone. I have been using Country Crock Buttery Spreads in our home for as long as I can remember.  I use their Buttery Spreads for all my cooking & baking for everything from deserts to our favorite casseroles.  Be sure to check out their site, they offer great recipes which even include nutritional information along with approximate prep and cook times.  If you are … [Read more...]

Time For Bedroom Curtains

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We renovated a few areas in our house over the last few months.  Our stair railing was unstable, so we replaced that and we also replaced a few of our windows last month.  They were original from where our home was built in 1995 and many of them were foggy inside the double pane glass. The majority of our windows were also allowing huge drafts to come into our home.  During the winter months we ran space heaters throughout our home to cut down on … [Read more...]

De-cluttering Your Home: Kitchen


In Part 1, we discussed de-cluttering the bedroom.  Part 2 is all about the kitchen!  The kitchen is an area that holds a little bit of everything, which means it can get filled up and cluttered pretty quickly!  A few things you can go through (and most likely find a lot to get rid of) are: Glasses and mugs: Any type of cup or mug is automatically a collected item.  If you go to an event and they have a mug as a gift, you take as many as you … [Read more...]

LifebankUSA Offering Graco Car Seat #Giveaway ENDS 5/29/15

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Is it time for a car seat upgrade or maybe you know someone that could use a high quality car seat.  If you answered yes to either question, then this post is DEFINITELY for YOU!   ENTER TO WIN: LifebankUSA is offering you the chance to win one of THREE Graco 4everTM 4-in-1 Car Seats.  Each of these car seats is valued at $330 each. LifebankUSA is offering a … [Read more...]

Ready for Spring Cleaning?

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Spring is here, which means along with flowers, allergies will also be blooming.   There are a few things you can do as preventative measures to protect your family as much as possible against attacking allergies. Spring and cleaning usually go hand in hand, and in the case of allergies it can be especially helpful if you do a really good spring-cleaning.  Starting with your carpets and rugs is a good idea.  If you can, try to get all carpets … [Read more...]

How To Lose Your Post Pregnancy Pounds


If you have just had a baby or run into an old friend that you have not seen for a while, it can often lead to someone asking when is your baby due?  Despite the fact that you have already become a mother.  This can be quite embarrassing and upsetting given the situation. Doctors often label the six-week period immediately after giving birth as the fourth trimester, simply because your body is still displaying signs of change and you will … [Read more...]

DIY: Replace Your Toilet Fill Valve / Flapper

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Years ago, every time our toilet would continue to run, leak or have flushing issues, I would call the plumber and pay the $75 service fee to have our toilet fixed.   The plumber always had us up and going soon, so one day I stood over his shoulder and watched him fix the toilet.  Once I realized how simple it was, the $75 service fee days were a thing of the past.  I began fixing our toilets myself.  The first toilet took me awhile to read the … [Read more...]

Recycled Tin Can Windsocks Craft

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Do you have some old soup cans or coffee cans sitting around?  A lot of people like to recycle theirs, but sometimes we do not have any recycle centers close by.  If that is the case, take them and make a fun windsock out of them! You will need: Paint Paintbrushes Tin cans Glue Colorful ribbons Any extra embellishments you want to use to decorate your windsock with, such as glitter, sequins, gemstones, stickers, … [Read more...]

Molar In The Mirror Review #Giveaway ENDS 5/4

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I was given a Molar In The Mirror Box Set to use in facilitating my review from  All opinions are my own. This review/giveaway is brought to you by and  Above you will see a picture of the Mighty MolarMan box set.  It comes with the Molar in the Mirror Book and Mighty MolarMan plush toy which comes with a suction cup hanger for use on your child's mirror. MightyMolarMan … [Read more...]

De-cluttering Your Home: Bedroom


De-cluttering can be overwhelming!  Are you looking for ways to de-clutter your home and get rid of items you don’t really need?  Are you having a hard time deciding on what to actually get rid of?  I have a list of items that are most likely duplicates, and you won’t miss them once you toss them because you have more than one! Here’s part 1: Your bedroom Pillows:  Throw pillows are normally all over your home and all over your bed.  We … [Read more...]

DIY: Lavender Detox Bath Recipe

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If you are lucky enough to have time to take a bath, share your secret!  Just kidding, you will love this lavender detox bath recipe.  You can buy detox bath kits at the store that are already put together and ready to go, but they can get a little pricey.  Instead, try making your own and save a lot of money!  A detox bath helps to flush out toxins from your body and it's also great to use if you are starting to get sick with a cold or any other … [Read more...]

Amazon Coins And How They Work

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  Amazon coins are a feature on that can come in handy if you use them correctly!  They are supported on Android, Blackberry and Fire devices.  Amazon coins are used to purchase apps, games, and in-app items.  You can buy the coins (100 coins is equal to $1) or you can earn promotional Amazon coins when you purchase selected apps and in-app items. Earning coins is easy.  All you need to do is go to the Amazon Appstore for … [Read more...]