See Our Family Discover Boating at Lake Granbury, Texas! #DiscoverBoating

Personal Watercraft on Lake Granbury

It didn’t take me very many years into my life to discover boating. When I was a kid my parents had a boat share (that’s a thing, right?); they went in on a boat with some friends. They shared the payment, the time, and the fun. What fun summers we had in that boat! We… [read more]

Heavenly 4th of July S’mores Pie Recipe #LetsMakeSmores

Fourth of July Smores Pie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Y’all, I don’t bake. And when I do, it doesn’t always turn out so well. (And when it does turn out well, I’m so excited about it that I usually blog it.) I’m not a… [read more]

We’re on the move… A personal update

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So, I figured I’d better bring you up to speed on what is happening in my personal life so you don’t get really confused in the next couple of weeks. We’re moving!!!   Not just moving houses within the same city. Not just moving cities within the same state. We are moving halfway (or a… [read more]

Neoflam MIDAS Plus Cookware Review + Gluten-free Blueberry Crisp Recipe & Giveaway 

Classic Blueberry Crisp Gluten-free dessert

My husband and I have been trying to purge our house of unnecessary things lately. I feel like we are surrounded by so much clutter. While our house is probably no worse than most as far as clutter goes, we both function best when our house is clean and uncluttered. Our kitchen has been a… [read more]

Memorable Father’s Day Gifts that will Save You Money #Save4Summer #FamilyMobile

Memorable Father's Day Gifts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Save4Summer #CollectiveBias If you haven’t guessed by now, we are pretty frugal in our family. My husband and I are both pretty conscientious about where and how we spend our money. I know we differ from a… [read more]

How I Got my Kids to Read this Summer + Great Summer Reading Books for 3rd and 4th Graders!

30 Summer Reading books for 3rd and 4th Grade

Disclosure: Affiliate links are present. If you happen to purchase through one of my links, you may very well just make my day. Classic, Contemporary, and non-fiction reading books for 3rd and 4th graders. I love summer vacation, and I think it is safe to say my kids do too! They love not having the… [read more]

Ferrum Professional Styler Flat Iron Review + Giveaway

Ferrum professional styler flat-iron

Disclosure: I received a Ferrum Styler for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own. I’m a low-maintenance kind of girl. I’m not afraid to leave the house without make-up on. I’m not a slob; I’m just confident in who I am. But being low-maintenance doesn’t mean I don’t like to get all… [read more]

Grilled Chicken Fajita Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice #PinterestRemakes

Grilled Chicken Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Grilled Chicken Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice Fajitas are one of my favorite dishes! In college I used to make them for snack after a long day at school. Unfortunately, since our family has pretty much eliminated wheat–dad and the two older boys can’t eat it–I haven’t indulged in fajitas much lately. They just… [read more]

Give Dad #TheGiftOfClean! Hacks to Detail Your Car at Home – Tutorial

Step by step instructions on how to detail your car at home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheGiftOfClean #CollectiveBias My husband works hard. Very hard. He doesn’t work the long hours he did while he was in grad school and in his residency, but his days are exhausting nonetheless. On a normal work day he… [read more]

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

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“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]