“Made Better By our Stories” {Prim Goods}

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Please note: I received review products in exchange for my honest content. The overall theme of Great Contradictions is inside and out healthy living. For that reason, I was especially excited to work with Prim Goods since they have a similar philosophy. Brands that help resonate my true passion really make this job worthwhile. But it's not just about a job. It's more personal than that. I am the child of a recovered addict. It's not something that I often talk about. However, addiction has been a major part of how I turned out the way I did. It forced me to grow up quicker. It made me more cautious in my risk taking. It made me aware of how easy it would be to give in to my addictive personality. My personal experiences in life resulted in a career working to help teens with their drug recovery to help break the cycle. Today I am pleased to be able to talk to you about an innovative type of residential recovery center for women and women with young children called Primrose … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Mint Body Scrub

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This year I will probably sound like a broken record. This is the year of taking care of ourselves. This is the year to pamper ourselves. I don’t know what your situation is but odds are likely you need some pampering. Do you have a hectic schedule these days? Try this DIY vanilla mint body… [READ MORE]

Lego Valentines {Free Printable}

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{Please note: This is not a sponsored post. However there are affiliate links} This week is Valentine’s Day! I like to let my kids do their own thing. Despite having all boys they all have their own likes and hobbies. However Legos definitely play a role during their days. If your kids love Legos like… [READ MORE]

Gluten free Ghirardelli filled Chocolate Cake and $75 gift card giveaway

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Please note: this post is sponsored by Ghirardelli chocolate. As always I have provided my honest opinions in this post. Less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day! We have been busy relocating from Little Rock to Southeast Kansas where I am originally from. It has been quite a transition especially with their buying our first… [READ MORE]

DIY Peppermint Body Scrub

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Every year I say I am going to take better care of myself. Every year I spend my days taking care of others. This is my Valentine gift to the people like me! I hope you do what you can to take care of yourself. Try this homemade whipped peppermint body scrub to get off… [READ MORE]

Star Wars Valentines {Free Printable}

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Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! On top of getting ready for Valentine’s Day, we are also packing for a move. It seems like as moms we are ALWAYS multi-tasking! I don’t know when being a mom got so complicated. Everyone has gotten so crafty that holidays aren’t always as simple as buying something… [READ MORE]

Top Posts of 2015

A new year is upon us! I love reflecting on what readers want from my blog. I would love for you to see Great contradictions top 10 posts of 2015. #10 Gluten Free Strawberry Margarita Cake  #9 Nude Makeup Trend #8 Sneaky Apple Cupcakes #7 Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake #6 DIY  Suncatcher #5 Reset Your… [READ MORE]