Our Afternoon at Ripley’s San Antonio

December 13, 2014

We have been to San Antonio several times. The Alamo and River Walk are among our favorite places to visit. We had always walked by Ripley’s and I thought it would be a fun place to take the kids, but we never had a chance to stop in and visit. Until last Saturday. We kind of got […]

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Find Gifts for all the Gamers on your list at Game Stop

December 12, 2014

It’s an exciting time for shoppers at GameStop with lots of deals and new releases to keep gift-ers and gift-ees alike happy. The GameStop Holiday Hub is your source for all things holiday. It’s the perfect place to find the hottest deals, newest releases, greatest gift ideas and so much more! Whether you’re shopping for others or shopping for yourself, we have everything you […]

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Luxury and Affordability {Chrysler 200s Review}

December 11, 2014

The 2015 velvet red Chrysler 200s – “our cool new car” as Timmy called it – was delivered smack in the middle of our driveway one afternoon not long ago. I was asked to rate it on a scale from 1 to 10 before driving it, based solely on appearance. I had to give it […]

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Holiday Bling

December 10, 2014

I have always loved to accessorize, but I’m not one for holiday-inspired baubles. I prefer soft and delicate touches, year round. So, of course, when I got a sneak peak at all of the beautiful new accessories available at Walmart this Holiday season, I gravitated towards rose colored watches and beautiful statement necklaces. First let’s […]

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Zach’s Smile Just Got Brighter

December 9, 2014

I shared with y’all when Ethan finished his Invisalign treatment, but I am so happy to report that Zach is finally done with his Invisalign treatment, as well! What a difference, right? (Hop over real quick and see Ethan’s transformation. I’ll wait.) While he is done with his treatment, he still has to wear a […]

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The Whole Family Can Relax in Style This Holiday Season

December 8, 2014

We have many family traditions for the Christmas season. One of them is opening a gift on Christmas Eve. A few years ago I began giving each of my kiddos a robe or pair of pajamas, and a pair of slippers or fuzzy socks. Cozy sleepwear makes a wonderful gift, especially when they are cute […]

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At the Movies with #FandangoFamily

December 8, 2014

There are some great movies on the big screen right now and I am excited to see a few. My older kiddos have already seen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and I must say that I am insanely jealous. I devoured all three books in a matter of days and saw the first and […]

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A Hallelujah Christmas :: Listen and be Blessed

December 7, 2014

I’ve been having a difficult time getting in to the Christmas spirit this holiday season. There are many reasons, I suppose… I’m drowning in deadlines; we are buying a new house, so money is extremely tight; we’re spending the holidays away from family for the first time ever; and, due to the cold weather, I […]

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Give the Gift of Airwick this Holiday Season

December 6, 2014

As we get closer to Christmas, I am on the lookout for easy ways to give beautiful and thoughtful gifts. The AirWick “Good To Be Home” collection is an exclusive line of candles at Walmart and would be perfect in the center of any gift basket or box for any candle-lover. Here’s what you’ll need to create […]

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Visit Walmart this Saturday for Some Great Fun Including FREE Photos with Santa!

December 4, 2014

Your local Walmart may be hosting some great holiday fun for y’all this weekend! Walmarts around the country are having their largest-ever in-store Holiday Event featuring free pictures with Santa, a test-drive of the hottest holiday toys and gadgets, as well as holiday food sampling and recipes. Where are these holiday events taking place? Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San […]

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Save up to 50% at Tiny Prints TODAY ONLY!!

December 4, 2014

Hey early birds…you’re about to get a great deal on holiday cards. From 7:00am to 11:00am (eastern time) TODAY ONLY, Tiny Prints is making their already awesome Cyber Week deal even more awesome. Through the end of today, you can get 40% off all holiday cards using the code CYBER40. If your order is more than […]

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How to Fight Dry Skin this Winter

December 3, 2014

With cold weather usually comes dry, flaky skin and chapped lips. But, you can battle dry skin and imperfections with just one product – Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel – and avoid trips to multiple beauty or drugstores as the weather gets colder. First of all, it’s uber important to drink lots and lots of water. I […]

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Fill the Truck at Walmart {#GivingTuesday}

December 2, 2014

For over 40 years Walmart has been an essential partner of The Salvation Army. With our help and the help of our own local communities, Walmart will collect hundreds of thousands of toys for children in need. How you can Help Fill the Truck You have the opportunity to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the trucks […]

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Kids CWIST for Kids

December 2, 2014

I was happy to be introduced to the Kids CWIST For Kids initiative this holiday season. In honor of #GivingTuesday they want to help parents and their kids get back into the giving spirit for the holidays, so they are providing a way for us to do something for other kids this holiday season, instilling a love of […]

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Give the Gift of an Indoor Garden {AeroGarden Review Part 1}

December 1, 2014

My parents have a beautiful garden, full of everything from fruit trees to cherry tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. I, however, did not inherit their green thumbs. I have tried to keep flowers and plants alive, and even planted an herb garden, but I have no luck with any thing that grows in dirt. Fortunately our […]

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A Few of our Favorite Things – A Holiday Gift Guide

November 30, 2014

1. Monkey Pod Games starting at $3 Monkey Pod has created a huge variety of wooden brainteasers, puzzles, and family games. All  beautiful hand made puzzles and games are both fun and educational! These games can be used for a great family night, some of which build mathematical awareness as well as social and analytical […]

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Create Beautiful Gift Baskets with Mainstays from Walmart

November 29, 2014

Themed gift baskets are always a huge hit for any special occasion, but the Holidays seem to just call for special ways in which you can bless any one on your list with items that are perfect just for them. It’s pretty easy to pull together a few things that look great together all tied […]

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Beauty Gift Sets Make Great Gifts

November 29, 2014

One of my favorite things about having a girl is being able to talk about all things girly with her. Julia is very much a girly girl when it comes to primping and makeup and hair and nails and smelling pretty. She and I often discuss how true beauty comes from the inside and that a little […]

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Stay Warm In Style

November 28, 2014

I hate to be cold and if there is one thing I may never get used to here in Texas it is the fluctuating weather this time of year. I kid you not, it can be 75 degrees one day and 40 degrees the next, but the most fun is when it goes up or […]

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Give Thanks and Give Back. Learning to Give in the Midst of Abundance.

November 25, 2014

Just a couple days ago, one of my boys came to me complaining about how bored he was during this week-long break from school, and how he had nothing fun to do. Mind you, we have a house full of toys, gadgets, and books. It’s beautiful outside and he and his brothers have bikes, scooters, […]

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#GirlsCan. Don’t ever say we can’t.

November 24, 2014

I witnessed first-hand on my trip to India how women are being empowered to do things only men once had. Breaking down barriers in a third-world country seems like a much more challenging task than doing so right here at home. But, even here it’s a challenge. And, that’s why Walmart and CoverGirl are getting […]

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VeggieTales In The House {New to Netflix}

November 23, 2014

Bob and Larry were always favorites in our house, especially with my twins. I can’t even tell you how many times my little guys watched them and the rest of the VeggieTales cast on Lord of the Beans, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, or just about any other VeggieTales movie. Larry’s Silly Songs often played while we were […]

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