Our 10th Anniversary in New Orleans – Bourbon Orleans Hotel Review

Fruit and Cheese plate

“You don’t drink?! What are you doing in New Orleans then?!” That was our waiter on the last day of our Memorial Day weekend trip to New Orleans. After having spent a couple days in New Orleans I was taken aback by our waiters comment. Anyone who thinks New Orleans is only good for getting… [read more]

Margaux and May Swaddle Blankets that Grow with Your Baby

Margaux and May Swaddle blanket

My baby is BIG!!! And I mean big! As a mother of now four children, ranging from 11 years to 4 months, I have been through plenty of baby items. But the item that I have the most experience with are blankets. Big, small, thick, thin, pink, blue, old, new…I’ve had them all! With my… [read more]

Awesome Anniversary Staycation Ideas

Canvas Painting Anniversary Staycation ideas

Sometimes you need a vacation but you’re just not in the mood to spend a lot of money or spend a lot of time and energy traveling. For these circumstances, a staycation is the perfect solution. Summer is around the corner and with it, many anniversaries. For your anniversary, you might feel pressured to do… [read more]

Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe + Saying Goodbye to Good Friends

Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareSmiles #CollectiveBias We are about to turn a page in our lives, to begin a new chapter. In just 6 weeks we will pack up all our belongings and head 1,400 miles across the country. Our time here… [read more]

How to Create a Seaside Themed Bathroom on a Dime

Creating a seaside themed bathroom on a dime

Your bathroom is often the first thing that greets you when you wake up in the morning. Having a calm, light, relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom can help you start you day off on the right foot. It is important to create a mood that works for you. I grew up near the coast. I… [read more]

Things to do in Natchitoches, the Oldest City in Louisiana!

Sweet Cane Inn Natchitoches Louisiana bed-and-breakfast

The other day as I was planning our next anniversary getaway (New Orleans in just a couple weeks!!!) I realized that I never shared our pictures from our Natchitoches visit with you. Last year, around this time, my husband and I spent our anniversary in the quaint little town of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Established in 1714… [read more]

Dear Mom, You Touched so Many Lives… #CPKDearMomSweeps + Giveaway

Family Cruise

Disclosure: I received a CPK gift card as a thank you for sharing the sweepstakes. My letter to my mom is sincere and all my own. I’m one of those people who has a difficult time expressing how I feel sometimes. I try to express my appreciation to people, but I’m not sure I do… [read more]

Pamper Your Skin While Protecting it from the Sunburn – COOLA sun care Review

Coola Suncare Products

Disclosure: Thank you to Coola for sending samples of Coola sun care products to facilitate this post. Well, folks. It’s that time of year again. It is getting nice and warm outside. Just makes you want to go jump in a pool…or a river…or the ocean. It is this time of year that I’m always… [read more]

My Boys Made their First Little Avengers Movie! #AvengersUnite

Family Avengers costumes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias At 7, 5, and 2 years old, my boys are still too young to see the new Avengers movies. My husband and I, however are huge fans of The Avengers and can’t wait to see MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of… [read more]

DIY Skin Detox Body Scrub – #PinterestRemakes

DIY Skin Detox Body Scrub

Sugar Body Scrubs seem to be all the rage on Pinterest. I saw this awesome looking sugar and coconut oil scrub once. I immediately whipped up a batch of coconut oil sugar scrub only to discover my body really didn’t like having thousands of tiny razor-sharp sugar granules rubbed all over it. Later, a friend (who… [read more]

10 Ways to Make Your Kids’ Clothes Last Longer #stylebymethod #clevermethod

folded laundry

I’m a mom of three boys. As any parent of two or more same gender kids knows, it is important to make clothes last so they can be handed down.  Having to hand down to not one younger sibling, but 2 has taught me a few important tricks to help my boys clothes last longer…. [read more]

Tips for an Awesome Summer Camp Experience! #SpillProofGizmo + Giveaway!

Contigo Tips for Summer Camp

Disclosure: I received a sample product at no cost and a promotional item to thank me for my time writing this post. All opinions expressed herein are honest and are entirely my own. My childhood memories are filled with remembrances of canoeing, marching down dirt roads with friends while singing fun camp songs, and eating lunch in… [read more]

It’s Time To Stock Up and Save at Walmart! +Giveaway

Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. Spring cleaning. Sigh. Cleaning seems to be the bane of my existence lately. With my 3 children home all day it seems like I just can’t keep up with the messes. It is one of the “side effects” of homeschooling that I did not anticipate…. [read more]

A Clothing Site You’ll Wish You Had Known About Sooner – eShakti Review

eShakti dress review, mom and toddler

I have to tell you, I have been sooo excited to write this eShakti review! If you’re a woman and you love shopping for unique clothes that fit you perfectly then you MUST check out eShakti.com! If you are looking for affordable, modest fashion, you MUST check out eShakti! eShakti creates unique clothing in women’s sizes 0-36W…. [read more]