Green Bean Bacon Casserole

Green Bean Bacon Casserole

This post is sponsored by Market Street. All opinions are 100% my own. Every year, my sister-in-law, Deedra (known as Aunt DeeDee these days), brings over a Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s so good, you guys. I asked her for the recipe so I could share it here. And then I went to the… 

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Eating on the Go

Healthy Eating on the Go with Jif to Go Dippers

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. True story: parenting is BUSY. It’s constantly one thing after the other, and if you sit down at the end of the day and think, “Finally!… 

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Gifts for Newborns

5 Newborn Gift Ideas

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. When I was pregnant with Jack, I stocked up on baby shampoos and diaper creams and detergents designed *just* for babies. After he was… 

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TLC Schools Playground

Dallas: Open House at TLC Schools

I received a thank-you item for sharing info about TLC Schools in the Dallas area. I have toured the facility at Hedgcoxe in Plano. All opinions are my own. We all want the best in child care when it’s time to put our kids in daycare or pre-school. Choosing a school is tough, and it… 

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DIY Sleeping Beauty Dresser #DisneyBeauties #shop

Princess Costumes EVERYWHERE? This DIY Dress-Up Station will Get you Organized!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias Last week, the diamond edition of Sleeping Beauty was released on DVD. I hadn’t seen Sleeping Beauty in, oh, a million years. And Claire? She had never seen it, although she was familiar with Princess Aurora,… 

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eShakti Back of Dress

I’m Playing Fashion Blogger, and I Love Me Some eShakti!

I’m doing something a little bit scary today. I’m playing fashion blogger.  You guys. I rarely post pictures of myself on this blog…let alone pictures of me “modeling” clothes. My current sense of style doesn’t really extend past pre-styled outfits from a handful of chain retailers or easy mix-and-match pieces that I can literally wear… 

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Usborne Book Review

Books for Kids from Usborne Books (and a Giveaway!)

We love, love, love books around here. We have a few tried-and-true favorites, but we’re always adding to our collection (especially now that the kids are in school and bring home the little Scholastic flyers…I basically can’t stop buying books!). I’m kind of a book hoarder, and while I’ve been trying to check books out… 

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Treat Labels #shop

Halloween Treats for Pets – Free Printable Treat Bag Labels!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and pictures of embarassed dogs wearing costumes are mine alone and are not associated with #CollectiveBias. Last Halloween, we were short one family member. We didn’t know it at the time, though. We *thought* our family was complete. But just a few months… 

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Star Wars Rebels #shop

Celebrate the Release of Star Wars Rebels with this DIY Stormtrooper Costume

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and Star Wars-obsessed spawn are mine alone.  Right after I met my husband (he was living in Texas, and I in California), he called and told me he got a tattoo. A Star Wars tattoo. Ummm…ummmm…okay? Don’t worry, he assured me…. 

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Sleeping Beauty DVD

Celebrate the Sleeping Beauty DVD Release with a Local Disney Princess Event at a Walmart Near You!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you have a little princess in your life, read on…there’s a free #DisneyBeauties event taking place at a Walmart near you. I honestly don’t even remember the last time I saw Sleeping Beauty. The story and its… 

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YA Books for Grown-Ups

YA for Grown-Ups

It’s no secret that I love me some YA. {YA = Young Adult, and it refers to young adult literature…as in, books written for young adults. It’s nothing weird, I swear.} Not all YA books are created equal, though. Some are amazing…bonafide pieces of fine literature. Others, while fast and captivating reads, probably won’t be… 

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