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Oral Essentials Mouthwash Review

Natural Personal Care Products – Great Alternatives to the Toxin-Filled Products We Currently Use

Disclosure: Some samples were received. So you're looking to "green" your personal care routine a bit but aren't ready to make the leap to "no poo". You want to healthify your life, but prefer to try on "a little crunchy" before taking the plunge to full-on "granola". Yep, I'm with you on this one.  While my husband and I have made a conscious effort to live more purposefully and healthfully, we still use a lot of big brand, mainstream products throughout our house, including our ... [read more]

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Create “Traintastic” Adventures with Chuggington! – Review

Disclosure: I received the following products for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   With winter in full swing now what better way to play inside on cold winter days than with winter themed toys!  And the makers at TOMY have an awesome new train set for your little ... [read more]

Perot Museum giveaway

Discover, Learn, and Enjoy the Perot Museum in Dallas + Giveaway

Last week while in Dallas for our Thanksgiving break my boys and I had the chance to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  We'd been to the Perot Museum once before, but due to it's massive size we only made it to two of its 5 floors. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is the largest nature and science museum, next to the Natural ... [read more]

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Food

Santa Fe Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Santa Fe Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe

Quinoa is an AMAZING food.  So versatile, so healthy, and so filling.  And I can't tell you how many times it took me to get it right.  The first time I cooked it it was crunchy like caviar, and we all thought it tasted kind of funny. I've since learned the proper water to quinoa ratio, and discovered that cooking the quinoa in broth vs. water ... [read more]

S'mores Drizzled Popcorn

10 Creative Recipes to Use Up All That Leftover Christmas Candy!

 Extend the sweetness of the Christmas holiday when you use these leftover Christmas candy recipes!   Christmas goes by so fast. If you're lucky enough you may find a few bowls and stockings full of leftover sweets. Sure, you could just eat the candies one by one. But why do that when you can transform Candy Canes, Andes Mints, ... [read more]

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fried twinkie at the Louisiana State Fair

Wordless Wednesday: #Louisiana State Fair + Pregnancy Update!

We took the boys to the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport on Saturday.  It was their first time at a fair and they had a blast!  They rode a few rides and won some prizes at the games.  Then we all sampled some of the South’s deep fried delicacies like fried twinkies and fried cookie… [read more]

Zion Ponderosa activities

Our Zion Ponderosa and Zion National Park Vacation!

I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by!!  Here in Louisiana we have just three weeks until school starts again.  This summer we spent half our summer vacation time in Utah.  If you haven’t ever been to Utah, I highly recommend a visit! After a two-day road trip we started our vacation at… [read more]

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Oral Essentials Mouthwash Review

Natural Personal Care Products – Great Alternatives to the Toxin-Filled Products We Currently Use

Disclosure: Some samples were received. So you're looking to "green" your personal care routine a bit but aren't ready to make the leap to "no poo". You want to healthify your life, but prefer to try on "a little crunchy" before taking the plunge to full-on "granola". Yep, I'm with you on this one.  While my husband and I have made a ... [read more]

Doodle Quest game

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

As we've homeschooled this year I've been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics' Choice Advocate and reviewer I was sent the ... [read more]

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Giveaways

TomTom Runner Cardio

My 2015 Fitness Goals – TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch #GiveAGoal #Giveaway

Disclosure: Thank you to TomTom for sponsoring this conversation, and for helping me get my rear into gear for 2015! I think one of the most difficult things about motherhood is finding a spare moment to take care of myself.  There are days when I forget to have a meal because I'm so busy rescuing my toddler from perilous situations or attending ... [read more]

HoMedics Triple Massage cushion

Give the Gift of Comfort – HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Massage Cushion #HolidayGiftGuide

I'm not sure if there are more than a few handfuls of adults in existence who can say that they never experience back and neck tension.  In our age today we often work sedentary, or high-stress--or both--jobs that take their toll on our bodies.  Motherhood is no exception.  Truly, some of the worst back and neck aches I've experienced were a result ... [read more]

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