Making More Time for Things That Matter

As a Mom who decided that sending my kids with a school lunch from home was a more feasible and healthy option, I have found some nights that I simply do not want to make these kids lunches. The problem is that my oldest was gaining a lot of weight years back from eating school lunches, so I won’t ever go back that route. I had a dilemma, I wanted to continue to make home school lunches for the kids, but I didn’t want to be spending hours every night making all three kids lunches. What is a Mom to […]

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McCormick’s Turkey Gravy For the Not So Great at Cooking Mama #McCormickGravy Giveaway

It’s that time of year, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and today I get to share with you a fantastic turkey gravy that you can not only use on Thanksgiving but Christmas as well, McCormick Turkey Gravy. The kids and I love love gravy, okay two of my kids and I love gravy, the picky four year old doesn’t hardly like anything except pizza and boxed mac n cheese. *shake my head* I decided that since the older two kids enjoy gravy, that I would have this McCormick Turkey Gravy served up as part of my dinner with mashed […]

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Moms The Word on Dinner: Leftovers @ragusauce #momstheword

Let’s talk about leftovers… do you keep leftovers? Does your family toss em in the trash or do you use a particular container to save leftovers? Watch this video and come join the conversation on Ragu’s Facebook Page.   My family loves leftovers. We use a rubbermaid container and enjoy leftovers as lunch the next day and if the budget is super tight or time is tight with after school activities and such then we use leftovers as a dinner meal! I haven’t ever created a secondary meal from leftovers, but I think that is a creative idea! The only […]

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Pardon the End of Holiday Blog Season Stuff

Pardon me while I get my reviews done. Giveaways wrapped up and holiday gift guide in full order. December will be a bit better but still be used for some catch up items. While I work to revamp the blog, my policies and start declining any reviews until 2012 season I just need you to pardon the “mess”, while others will be loving the reviews and giveaways I do know some of you come to read about me, the pug and other such events. I don’t like visiting my own blog and seeing TONS of product reviews and giveaways on […]

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Going to Grandma’s House

Thanks for the guest post by Alphonso Cooley Every Thanksgiving, my brothers and sisters and I will gather our families and make the annual Thanksgiving trek to our grandmother’s house. After the kids are bundled up in the car, I gather up the half dozen pies I’ve made and get settled in myself while my husband sets the ADT home alarm. The trip only takes an hour for us. We play road trip games and sing along with the radio, so it doesn’t even seem like an hour by the time we’re pulling into her crowded driveway. The kids will […]

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CLOSED Ode to the Commode Clorox Toilet Wand and football Giveaway

The Clorox® Toilet BowlTM playfully celebrates the great holiday tradition of annual touch football games played with family and friends, affectionately known as Turkey or Toilet Bowls. Have a family tradition of your own or want to start a new one? You and nine friends/family members can win a trip to New Orleans to play in the first-ever Clorox® Toilet BowlTM with ESPN analyst and former professional player, Jesse Palmer, as your quarterback. Visit Ode To the Commode on Facebook to learn more about how you can enter to win! My family doesn’t really have any big football traditions, usually […]

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Lovely Address Plaques

This post is brought to you by your friends at www.justaddressplaques.com. When I first purchased my home nearly five years ago I wanted to get some fancy landscaping done with lilac bushes out front and an address plaque that had some cute picture on it with my physical address out front. Of course I never did any of those things with financial issues, having two more children after buying my home and so many other reasons. I often drive passed other peoples houses and see their address signs and think to myself how I love them and would customize it […]

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Tofurky and Gravy Soda

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine. I received a sample of Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda ! When I first heard of this flavor soda I wasn’t really sold on it, who wants to drink their turkey and gravy? I would personally rather indulge in a nice big plate of mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey but figured I would test a sip of this Tofurky and Gravy Soda. I attempted to be brave and keep an open mind as I spun open the top of this soda, I […]

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