Gluten Free Cake batter Rice Krispies & Amazon giveaway for you

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Happy Birthday to Me! Today is my birthday! Last year was a milestone (30!?!) now I am just another year older into my 30-somethings. I decided to go basic this year with Gluten Free Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats. I am back in my hometown and didn't want to bring anymore than needed. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:5] Now for the $25 Amazon e-giftcard... a Rafflecopter giveaway Please note: Giveaway is not sponsored … [Continue]

Make Everyday Father’s Day w/ Heart-Healthy Bigelow Earl Grey Coconut Avocado Ice Cream #AmericasTea

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Tea seems like such a little thing, but the benefits are amazing! In May, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Bigelow Family for a once in a lifetime trip to Charleston, SC and the fabulous Charleston Tea Plantation. We did drink a lot of Bigelow Tea, but we did so much more than that! I was truly inspired by their family's passion not just for tea, but for their dedication to continuing family traditions and to focus on the health benefits as well. One of the many things I learned is that … [Continue]

Shop Your Way with Sears: Dress for your body with affordable fashion #ThisisStyle #shop

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Fashion and beauty is a great way to reward ourselves for making steps to keep ourselves healthy! I am like most moms where I am on the back burner when it comes to getting something special for myself or making time for myself. Sears is a great place for me to find affordable fashion especially with their shop your way rewards! When I decided to do some online window shopping, look what I found about to expire... $27 was all the motivation I needed to make Sears even more affordable … [Continue]

Summer Makeup Trend: Go Nude with Rimmel Makeup! #RimmelRealBeauty #shop

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In Oklahoma, we don't get a break from the heat with months of 90-100+ humid weather. Weather like this means I need shine control and natural looks for summer with staying power. I don't know about you, but I am constantly looking for the next best affordable product. The Walmart makeup section is a great starting point for me while I am out doing our everyday shopping anyways!  My night out on the town look often is smokey eyes and bold red lips. It is a glamourous look that as a mom in a … [Continue]

How to Have a Great Gluten-free Father’s Day {Guest blogger @GlutenFreeforMen}

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I think widely celebrated holidays are more fun when you create your own traditions, without the stress of anything being perfect. Each holiday should be a personal experience that can be enjoyed between you and the people you care about, no matter how the day plays out. If you’re a gluten-free dad, or have kids who can’t eat wheat, just look for ways to spend quality time together and you’ll be halfway to a great time. I was a father for two years before I realized I had to go gluten-free. … [Continue]

Betty Crocker & Festive Summer Cakes #ad

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We have a lot of celebrating during the summer. Last count the number is around 10 including our extended family! As the baker of the family, I am always trying to find new ways to celebrate that are fun. The key is I want them to be fun, save money, and not spend forever in the kitchen! Summer is the season of carefree fun, bringing out the kid in everyone. That's why Betty Crocker, America's baking expert, is sharing five summery cake recipes that are sure to delight kids of all ages. … [Continue]

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

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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

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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

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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

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  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]