Oklahoma Staycation Fun at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park and Waterpark #ad


First off I don't want to seem insensitive about the recent disasters in Oklahoma. Three deadly tornadoes in a 3 week period is enough to humble anyone. My husband covers business in the whole state of Oklahoma and I was so thankful he wasn't there any of those days. With that being said, we could all use a little fun in our lives and saving money makes it even better! Like most family's there is not enough time (and sometimes money) to get the dream vacation, but staycations are an awesome … [Continue]

Summer Salami Pasta with Tyson Sliced Salami #WhatsYourTopping #shop


Summertime is hot in Oklahoma, which means I need meal solutions that are convenient to make and don't require heating an oven. We do a lot of Slow-cooking, but sometimes I don't want to start cooking dinner in the morning. I can't tell you how many times I end up missing breakfast when I am making dinner while the boys eat breakfast! I just need meal solutions that I can whip up quickly or pull out of the refrigerator. Have you seen or tried Tyson's Sliced Salami?  We found it at Walmart! Tyson … [Continue]

Building Healthy Smiles with Colgate Total #TotalSmile #shop


Think of something that makes most people cringe? What comes to mind? Maybe the dentist for example. My husband and I have both had terrible experiences at the dentist so much that we started avoiding them. We kept up on good oral health to maintain our healthy smiles with daily flossing, brushing 2x a day, and following brushing with mouthwash. Once the boys got old enough for their first dentist appointments we were determined to break the cycle of  dentist anxiety. We all scheduled dentists … [Continue]

Fashionably Fit with Active by Old Navy #ad


  When I am not working out and taking care of my body physically, I am not myself. Last year I was not myself. Obviously it wasn't by choice, but I just didn't feel awesome about myself. I completely agree with the statement below STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL! Now that I am getting back to normal since the car wreck, I have been rewarding myself with new clothes. Have you seen the current Active by Old Navy line? Old Navy has some inspiring and bright options this season Here's what I picked … [Continue]

Albion Fit Review & Giveaway


I recently lost over 15 pounds. Yay me! The issue with losing weight is then finding clothes to fit better. I am not going to complain since I have been enjoying finding comfortable, quality, and figure-flattering clothes from workout gear to dressy clothes. I am totally in love with Albion Fit (click here to see more). About Albion fit garments are fashionable and unique, but more importantly practical and technical. Designed by women, our apparel is crafted for women wherever … [Continue]

DIY Colorblock Nail Art #beauty


As I have mentioned before, I was a nail biter for 20+ years. I am relieved to have that addiction over with. Of course, when you have never really had to deal with having nails I felt like I was missing some key information on how to do at-home manicures. I started out with just solid colors to get use to painting my nails. I am a perfectionist so this was an obstacle for me at first. Now I am testing out some of the new nail art trends with my healthy nails and more confidence in the … [Continue]

Apple-Pomegranate Pizzazz Tea Syrup with GF Cornmeal Pancake Recipe #AmericasTea


A while back I did a post about a Bigelow Tea Contest (click here to see it). I was one of the selected to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity with my mom. Here's a little bit of the itinery... Arrival Night: Cocktail Reception hosted by David & Eunice Bigelow at the Edmondston-Alston House Day 2: Among many other things, we will be doing a tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation, Tea Tasting with Cindi Bigelow, and ending with a Southern Style BBQ! I look … [Continue]

InfinitiPRO by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron to the rescue for wavy hair #SoFabCon #beauty


I have no time for myself. I have been known on occasion to leave the house without even looking in the mirror. I like to consider myself low maintenance. I detest spending forever getting ready. However, as much as I love being low maintenance, I enjoy when I get the chance to get pampered, but who has the spare time though? I am lucky to get in for a hair trim every 3-6 months. When I was at SoFabCon recently, Conair was one of the generous brands located in the brand salon. I had to check it … [Continue]

Feed Me Friday Email Subscription Hop w/ Grilled Marinated Chicken Recipe


Hello Friend! Thank you for stopping by this week's Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Eco Baby Mama Drama!   <center><a href="http://naptimeismytime.com/category/feed-me-friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></a></center> What makes Feed Me Friday so different from other blog hops? It's designed for you to build your email subscriptions while networking … [Continue]

Sally Hansen Gel Strips from a reformed nail biter {Beauty Review}


I don't often talk about being a reformed nail biter. I bit my nails since I was a little girl for 20+ years. Over the years, I kept trying to quit. My mom tried to be helpful, but her help just made me more nervous. I tried several remedies and I finally found what works for me! Nail biting was definitely one of my bad habits that I am glad is a thing of the past. I used a combination of Vitamin B to strengthen nails and Sally Hansen Maximum Nail Growth. Once I kicked the habit though. I … [Continue]