Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!!!!


It has rained almost every day this month. Why won't it stop?!?!?!?  We've been lucky to dodge some of the worse, more severe storms...though my husband had a very close call with a tornado last week while at work.  One came about 5 to 10 minutes from hitting his store.  He said everyone was freaking out and they had to evacuate the customers and lock the store down for over two hours. The worst day so far this week was Monday.  In less than 15 minutes, my yard was partially underwater & … [Read more...]

Product Review – SmarterBaking Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat


A few weeks ago, I was sent a SmarterBaking Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat to test out and review. The baking mat is 16 5/8 x 11 inches (half-sheet size) and can be used in a wide temperature range (-40 to 480 degrees F). You can put any food item on it, be it cookies or meat, and nothing will stick to it. I have never used a silicone baking mat before. I typically bathe my cookies sheets in non-stick spray, and pretty much hope for the best. The majority of the time, the edges are burned and … [Read more...]

Summer Offers

Here is a great list of summer offers that are available right now. Art.com Coupons: 25% Off Unless you are an art expert, adding artwork to your home can be frustrating and expensive. How do you know what art is right for your décor style? Art.com takes the confusion out of decorating your home, by providing tools to help find the perfect fit for your home and style. Visit Art.com and save on a variety of art styles including: contemporary, abstract, vintage, photography and more! … [Read more...]

Seas, Sunsets and Memories: Planning a Family Reunion Cruise Holiday

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You can choose your friends, your school major, and your spouse, but you can’t choose your family. However, you can decide when and where to spend quality time with them. A large number of families decide to reunite upon the open seas for a cruise holiday. If this has not previously been on your itinerary, read a few reasons why your next family gathering should take place on a cruiseship. Control the Variables When planning a gathering on land, it’s difficult to control variables for all … [Read more...]

Check Out Madison Reed’s New STYLE and TAME Products


Madison Reed is well know for their wonderful at-home haircolor.  But did you know that they also have also expanded into hair care products as well?  They have just released two brand new styling products.  The first, called STYLE,  is a styling cream gives you a frizz-free hold while conditioning & protecting your hair.  The second, TAME, is a smoothing emulsion that smooths hair and gives it shine before & after styling.  Both creams are lightweight and nourish hair with natural … [Read more...]

Guest Article – Joining a Muay Thai camp can enrich your travel experience

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One of the main reasons why people travel to foreign countries is to take rest while exploring some unknown culture. Most people are looking for travel destinations that are close to the sea. The reason is simple – sunbathing and swimming can relax you and improve your health too. However, what if there is a way to do more for your health? What if there is a way to enjoy beautiful beaches with your family and become healthier? You can get all these things and much more if you decide to travel to … [Read more...]

Product Review – SmartCoffee


A few weeks ago, I was invited to try out the SmartCoffee App. The app was created by the found of Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Paul Katzeff. With it, you can pick out the flavors, acidity, & taste that you like and it will suggest the perfect coffee for you. The app also has a coffee glossary, a blend archive of all the blends recommended for you, a blending tool that shows you how to create a custom blend from the bulk coffee at the supermarket, and much more. Now, I’m gonna let you in … [Read more...]

TOMORROWLAND Activity Sheets


Disney's TOMORROWLAND is opening everywhere Friday (May 22). Here are several activity sheets that the whole family can enjoy, as well as the trailer for those that have not seen it yet.  TOMORROWLAND is rated PG. Tomorrowland - Coloring Sheets - PDF file Tomorrowland - Spot the Differences - PDF file Tomorrowland - Mazes - PDF file … [Read more...]

Coupons – FREE 12.0z Bottle of Ajax Dish Soap + Others


I got a new list of assorted coupons that are good for the next several days. The big one is for the free bottle of Ajax, and it's expires tomorrow. This post contains affiliate links. FEATURED COUPONS COUPONS.COM $2.00 off ONE Pampers Splashers Swim Diapers $2.00 off Pampers UnderJams Absorbent Night Wear $0.75 off any one Silk Half Gallon $0.50 off any one Hungry Jack Hashbrown Potatoes Buy 1 Any Horizon Snack Crackers and get 1 free $3.00 off Vanquish Headache … [Read more...]

Tornadoes & Brisket!

Took it with my phone while jogging down the street.  Yes, it looks like crap.

For those of you that read my Facebook Page, my Mother's Days was a tad bit crazy.  It was my husband's first day off in the last 15 - 18 days & he was smoking a brisket.  My daughter and I were trying to finish up a cute craft gift for my mom.  And Mother Nature decided to remind us why it is important to not only have a tornado preparedness plan, but to also have a weather radio on hand as well. The past two months have been nothing but rain.  We need it due to the drought, but just not … [Read more...]