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Younique 3d Fiber Lash Mascara Winner... eKoffee Winner... Classroom Friendly Supplies Giveaway Winner... All winners have been notified and have 48hrs to respond in order to claim prize. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered! … [Read more...]

Super Easy Snack Great for Football Parties!

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It's no surprise that my house has been taken over by football, I mean considering I live in a house full of males and all! We love to entertain. I can remember how we would throw together weird concoctions in the kitchen when I was growing up. Sometimes they worked out and others we were left questioning our decision to throw in certain ingredients. I particularly remember the time my sister was eating crackers and I decided to put cream cheese on them. It then hit me that it needed something more so I got out the jar of banana peppers. (Now, maybe someone has this recipe documented already, but at that moment I had never heard of nor tried this concoction, so in my mind it was an original recipe). The result----deliciousness! We have been making this simple snack for family gatherings and late night football treats ever since! Don't believe me though, try it yourself! INGREDIENTS: Crackers (we prefer Ritz or Town House) Cream Cheese (Whipped or softened for easy … [Read more...]

I Can Do It All When I Have Help With Dinner #sp #HerdezFrozenBowls


Thanks to HERDEZ for sponsoring today's discussion. All opinions expressed are our own. Let me give you a little glimpse on just how busy I really am. I'm thinking some of you may not know exactly what all I do and I thought it might be nice to give you an idea. I'm Mom first---and I have 5 boys, obvious. I am now teacher---Yes, we are homeschooling this year (although I do have a little help---our older boys are taking classes online through Sycamore Academy). I own an online boutique---it's in my sidebar. I own 2 blogs---the second is also in my sidebar, She Blogs It. I am a doTERRA consultant (more for the discount---because I'm cheap), and I also signed on with Younique for the discount as well (again, I'm cheap!) So, how do I do it all? Let me just say that life is always busy. Lunch and dinner can be quite hectic around here as everyone is often running in circles and when these boys get hungry---they get HUNGRY! Eating out gets pretty expensive (although our family loves … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Kids Healthy This Time of Year #review


We received free samples of Culturelle to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are our own. We only give honest reviews. How did the summer get by us so fast? I can not believe it's September already and kiddos all over the world have gone back to school. It reminds me of those times my own mother would go rushing out to stock up on vitamins and sanitizers. With back to school comes germs. I honestly don't understand how we can be healthy all summer long, but the minute school starts up the kids are coughing and complaining of upset stomachs. I guess that's just what happens when you cram a bunch of little bodies into one room for a long period of time. We were introduced to Culturelle a while back and it's been great to have on hand. I'm still rushing out to get my vitamins, but we have added Culturelle to our must-have during the fall list! What is Culturelle? Culturelle Kids probiotics are clinically proven to help reduce occasional tummy troubles like gas, … [Read more...]

Back to Preschool in Style With Skip Hop Zoo Pack and Lunchies! #ad

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We received product to facilitate this review/post. We only give honest reviews and all opinions expressed are our own. Our youngest is 4 years old and super excited about preschool! Of course, we are homeschooling this year, but that didn't stop him from wanting a cute backpack and lunch box! We were able to make our little one super happy with Skip Hop's Zoo Packs and Zoo Lunchies. Our little guy was able to pick from a nice selection of Zoo Packs and Zoo Lunchies and he chose the Dog! Our little guy is super pleased and so is Mom! We love bringing our little Dog Lunchie to the soccer field, grandma's house and anywhere else we might be for a while. He also loves packing his school supplies into his backpack and hanging it for the next day's work. Our Zoo Pack has taken many car rides with us filled with coloring books, story books, toys and more! These packs may look little, but they easily hold all of the supplies a preschooler needs for a busy day of play (or work). The … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Brownies Made From Scratch


In an effort to eat healthier we have quit buying boxed and prepackaged foods (for the most part). The other day my boys wanted brownies so we whipped some up! INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup White Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1/4 Tsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder DIRECTIONS: Preheat over to 350° F Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan Melt 1/2 cup of butter. Stir in eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat in cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated over for 25 to 30 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Do not overcook. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie

Last week my sister shared a delicious Chicken Pot Pie recipe with me that she had prepared for her family. It is just too good not to share! INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables--thawed 1 Cup Diced Cooked Chicken 1 Can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (10 3/4oz can) 1 Can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 375° F. Combine vegetables, chicken and soup in a medium bowl and mix well. Press each biscuit into 5 1/2-inch round. Place each of the rounds into greased regular-sized muffin cups (be sure to grease them). Press firmly in bottom and up the sides forming 3/4 inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each biscuit bowl. Pull the edges of dough over filling toward center; pleat and pinch dough gently to hold in place. Bake at 375° F for 20-22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute and remove from pan. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

French Toast Uniform Winner!

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We have a WINNER!!!! Winner has been notified and has 48hrs to claim prize. Thank you thank you to all who entered! Be sure to stop back often for new giveaways! … [Read more...]