DIY Raw Egg Hair Treatment & Benefits

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There have been times when I could tell that my hair wasn’t in the healthiest shape. I could just tell. The shine is dull, the hair follicles aren’t as soft, and it tangles easily. I have always been one to test out home remedies and DIY treatments on my hair. Keeping hair healthy seems to be a long drawn out list of don’ts. Don’t wash your hair too much. Don’t wash your hair in hot water. Don’t blow dry, curl, or flat iron. Don’t dye or perm … [Read more...]

Prepare For Your Water Park Venture

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Last week I spent three days at the water park with the kids.  We had fun, got a great start on our tans and stayed busy! Since I have spent so much time at the Wet N Wild water park, I've got some tips for you that will improve your water park trips!  Curious about the FloRider water attraction above?  Check out my earlier post:  FloRider Water Park Attraction Sucks Of Swim Suits. Set A Time To Leave Before getting to the water … [Read more...]

IdealBar #Giveaway Meal Replacements Enhanced Hunger Blocker ENDS 8/18

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It has been my rule of thumb for over a year now, that EVERY morning I eat a protein bar / nutritional bar for breakfast!  The family has donuts, I have a bar, family eats out in a restaurant, I have a bar.  This can be very hard to do sometimes, but it keeps my daily calories down.  When it comes to breakfast, I can really pig out before I know it! Ever heard of IdealBar, meal replacement bars?  This company, IdealShape.com and I met on … [Read more...]

FloRider Water Park Attraction Sucks Off SwimSuits

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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...]

Author Lorna Schultz Nicholson – Check her out!

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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

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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!

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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...]

Cleaning Tips For Your Makeup Brushes

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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

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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

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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...]

Spend Quality Time With Your Family

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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...]

We Started A Coy Gold Fish Pond

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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...]

Blackberry Picking at Anderson’s Berryland

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This past week, we went to Kentucky to visit my Dad.  We were in luck, his Triple Crown, thornless blackberries were in season and ready to be picked!  These blackberries taste SO good and can be eaten directly from the vine.  Above you can see the box of berries that my kids and I picked.  It weighs about seven pounds.  There were so many blackberries, that picking these didn't take us too long, even with me eating so many as we went … [Read more...]

Pack The Perfect Vacation Snack Basket

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When we go on trips, I always pack our snacks in a plastic tub or laundry basket that will not get smashed easily. Before I start putting our snack basket together, I ask each family member what they would most like to carry along with them on our trip.  My kids enjoy being part of the snack basket planning. My youngest son’s favorite road trip snacks are Cheezit crackers so I pack a full size box of Cheezit's Its and a box of zip loc baggies … [Read more...]

Unattended Cars KILL Children, Educate Yourself!

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After watching the latest news about father Justin Ross whose 22 month old son died after he left him alone in his car for hours, I decided to research deeper into this issue.  Hyperthermia is another name for a heat stroke and children are at a much greater risk for a heatstroke than adults.  This is because a child's body will heat up 3 to 5 times faster than the body of an adult. Internal organs start to shut down once body temperature reaches … [Read more...]

Road Trip Coolers Are A Must – Get Organized!

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I carry a cooler in my car at all times whether I am headed out on a few errands or planning for a long road trip. I use this cooler to hold my “melt-able” snacks and a few drinks.  This keeps my family from having the urge to stop for a drink or a snack when we’re away from the house.  My “cooler carrying addiction” has truly saved my family TONS of money because if I didn’t have drinks accessible, my family would be buying multiple drinks and … [Read more...]