Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Make Your Own Wood Peg People Birthday Dolls

My little niece turned three this month. For her baby shower gift before she was born, I painted her a custom set of wood peg dolls. Her mom always tells me these have become some of her favorite toys. So, for her birthday this year, I wanted to give her a new set with numbers to mark her birthday. These are great because they're pretty and colorful, and will help with her number recognition. Of course, she's so smart she already knows way past three, but hey, it sounds good to say they'll help her learn, right?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Serve Me Up a Homestyle Veggie Plate from Piccadilly Please! {$25 Giveaway}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Piccadilly Restaurants. All opinions are 100% mine.
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If you're from the South, then you've heard of Piccadilly Restaurants. If you are new around here, or are just traveling through and are looking for some great down home cooking the way Southern mammas do it, you'll want to find Piccadilly close to you. 

Back to School Supplies- Batman VS Spiderman

Although it's hard to believe, it's about that time to start back to school shopping already.
I have two boys heading back to elementary school this August. One is a Batman fan, the other is a Spiderman fan. We have a fun time shopping for our Batman VS Spiderman school supplies. We try to make sure that if one finds something they love in their favorite superhero then the other finds it too.

This year I've searched the web for some favorite back to school supplies my boys would love, how about yours?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

10 Things We Played With When We Were Growing Up #backintheday #TBT

We're grown ups. Officially reserve the right to say "Oh, kids these days..."

I was browsing the toy store recently with my fam and realized that the things we played with when we were growing up really haven't changed that much, and they're still cool today.

Yeah kids, you hear me. STILL. COOL. TODAY.

The techy kids of today say these things are "retro" but I call them awesome.

Here's a fun trip down memory lane, and who knows, maybe your youngsters play with these same things we all did growing up, and they'll have their own fond memories of back in the day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lovely, You Oughta Be In Pictures! #canvashq {Giveaway Winner Announced}

You know those couples who are just perfect? Yeah, that's my sister and her new husband, who got married this past Spring. They're precious. And they had a fabulous photographer at their wedding who produced for them tons of gorgeous pictures worthy of an entire gallery. We were chatting recently about how they wanted to get some of their photos printed onto canvas, and I knew a great place for their custom canvas artwork would be Canvas HQ.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Doing Life This Summer. Oh, and a Fishing Hook Through the Knee

I was sitting on the pool deck last night, drinking a lovely colorful beverage, and thinking that our summer vacation has been a little chill. Which is good.
Then later I started looking through the Instagram and iPhotos pics I've snapped, and realized that life is never really chill in our family, and we've done a ton of fun things this summer. I'm very blessed with the lovely humans I get to do life with. There's never a dull moment. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Meant To Be Mine by Becky Wade {Reommended Summer Reading}

It's Summer, you're looking for a great book to read by the pool, at the beach, lounging on the back porch with a cold glass of sweet tea. Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade needs to be the next book on your TBR list. Why? A charming rodeo bull rider, the girl next door, broken hearts, a secret pregnancy, and the ultimate story of forgiveness. Need I say more? 
Meant to Be Mine is the second book in the Porter Family series, the first being Undeniably Yours. If you haven't read that one yet, you can still read this second book without losing much of the back story. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Buying for a Birthday? Anniversary? Teleflora has You Covered {Promo Code and $75 Giveaway Winner Announced} #TelefloraGiveaway

It's July already, can you believe it? Being close to the beginning of the month, now is the perfect time to look at your calendars and see who has birthdays and anniversaries coming up. I don't know about you, but I LOVE receiving flowers. My husband is the best at sending them, and my far away family members always remember to send birthday flowers.
When they do, they score major awesome points. has a very colorful and unique selection of birthday arrangements in a great variety of price ranges, making something available for everyone.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Organizing Your Home? Making Over Furniture? Don't Overlook the Details #DuckShelfLiner

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

I don't know why, after all the years of motherhood, in my head I somehow still equate summer vacation (when all the kids are home) to what seems like the perfect time to reorganize and tidy my house. I mean seriously, could those two subjects even be more contradictory to each other? I'm not sure what I'm thinking sometimes. Recently on my agenda has been to clean and organize our shelves and drawers. Not just organizing them, but sprucing them up a bit and giving them an extra pop using Duck Brand's Shelf Liner. I've found that the Duck® brand’s adhesive and non-adhesive shelf liners are an easy and decorative way to organize and keep a home clean and tidy looking.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer is Super Around Here Thanks to Herotopia! {Free Promo Code and Giveaway Winner Announced}

I received a promotional code for Herotopia in exchange for an honest review, 
and as always all my opinions are my very own.

How is summer going for everyone? For us, we love summer vacation! However, here in Florida it's been very hot outside to the point that no one wants to venture out. That means a lot of time indoors, which means monitoring TV and gaming time. However, I've found one very special online game that my younger sons have come to absolutely love and as a mom, it's one that I don't mind them spending time on. It's called Herotopia, and it's become a huge hit at our house. And shhhh, don't tell the boys, but it's educational and fun! 

Herotopia is an award winning online children's game where kids can create their own superheroes and travel around the world playing games and learning along the way.
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