Written On: 14 Aug 2014 | 9 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Home
My Favorite Hot Weather Indulgences:  Natural Vanilla Ice Cream & Gelato

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I mentioned not too long ago how a sweet treat can stir up memories from the past. With it being the middle of summer, cold treats are always on everyone list….right? Some of my favorite cold treats are from my childhood and have wonderful memories attached to them. Others are newly discovered favorites that has made me rethink the way that I look at ice cream.

Let’s start with my childhood favorite. This is an ice …

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What to Pack in Your Handbag When Traveling

I’ve already shared what products I cram into my quart sized liquid bag and recently shared what makeup products I pack with me for a trip away. Today I’m continuing this “how to pack” series by sharing what I like to pack in my handbag when traveling. As I mentioned before, I like simple. So when it comes to traveling I try to do so as lightly as possible. Over the years, I’ve tried the “bring …

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Written On: 8 Aug 2014 | 6 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Favorite, Home, Homeschool, Walmart Moms
Easy Morning Routine for the Night Owl Homeschool Mom

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I’m not a morning person in the slightest. Despite how much I try, I still love late evenings. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem except the fact that I’m a homeschooling mom. For the past few weeks, I’ve been running around like crazy trying to get everything ready and organized for our first day of school. This coming Monday is a our big day, whether we like it or not.

This is my …

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What Makeup to Pack in Your Carry-on Bag

I hope you have been following along with me on my “How to Pack” travel series. Last time, I shared with all of you how and what liquids I pack in my “liquids bag”. And today I thought I would share with ya’ll my must have makeup products that I pack with me on whatever trip I go on. This products not only travel with me but also stay with me in a small makeup bag that …

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Written On: 31 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Home, Recipes, Walmart Moms
Grilled Peach Parfait plus Summer Grilling Tips

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Summer is synonymous with grilling. Steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs by cooking them on the grill you change not only the flavor of the meat but also the over all presentation of the food. Nothing gathers friends and family better than a summer BBQ. As a part of the Walmart Moms, I recently attended an event where I had the opportunity to hear Chef Ernest Servantes, Chopped Grill Masters Champion, speak his grilling knowledge. But the …

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Written On: 31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | Disclosure Policy | Categories: DIY / Crafts, Favorite, Walmart Moms
Back to School: Chalkboard Initial Memo Board Tutorial

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I can’t believe it is Back to School time already. I mean, like, seriously? Didn’t we just go on break like a week ago? Despite my kids and I’s cries, it’s time to start thinking about hitting the homeschool books again and with that it means getting organized, shopping for supplies, and finding that perfect first day of school outfit. Last year, I made a mental note to myself that I wanted to create a …

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Written On: 31 Jul 2014 | One Comment | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Favorite, Home, Walmart Moms
Refresh a Bathroom on a Budget

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A bathroom is one of those frequently used areas of our homes. It’s a retreat and a necessity so shouldn’t it look inviting? In our home we have small bathrooms so I don’t have a ton of space to play around with. However, something as simple as changing a shower curtain can instantly give a new look and feel to this small space.

As a Walmart Mom, I was asked to refresh a room of my choice. …

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Written On: 30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Home, Walmart Moms
Always Get the Best Deal with New Savings Tool from Walmart:  Savings Catcher

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I am beyond excited to tell you about this newest tool from Walmart that will help shoppers save even more money. I’ve been a part of the Walmart Moms for a while now, and consider myself an average deal shopper. But often times that requires me to shop store to store to store. It’s kind of annoying not to mention wasteful on gas. While Walmart does offer AD Match in their stores, I often would …

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Written On: 29 Jul 2014 | 14 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Headline, Home, Walmart Moms
I Believe Heaven Is For Real

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One word I would use to describe Colton’s testimony is….Wow! I first heard of the book Heaven is For Real from my Mom. She had read it and told me that it was a must read. I brushed it off at first. But eventually I did pick up an audiobook copy from my local library. On a trip, my husband, kids, and myself all listened to it during the drive. We were all …

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How to Pack a Lighter Carry-On:  What’s in my Liquid Bag?

Taking a trip sounds like a really great idea until you have to start thinking about packing. Packing is the part of travel that I absolutely loathe. It isn’t any fun and the size restrictions on liquids can really put a damper on a diva’s beauty loving spirit. So how do you do it? How do you pack a lighter carry-on bag and still have everything that you need?

When it comes to travel I want to …

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Written On: 18 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Beauty, Favorite, Nails, Walmart Moms
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish Swatches plus Review

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If my DIY nail polish rack is any indication that I’m a bit obsessed with nail polish, then I don’t know what is. I was hit with the diy nail art bug several years ago and have been looking for new nail polishes to try ever since. Walmart approached me about trying out the NEW! Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polishes as a part of the Walmart Moms and offered to send me some samples to try …

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Written On: 18 Jul 2014 | One Comment | Disclosure Policy | Categories: DIY / Crafts, Favorite
Tell Your Life Story: How to make a Glass Memory Locket with Floating Charms (DIY Craft Tutorial)

Do you remember when charm bracelets used to be a big thing? I love the idea of creating custom jewelry that tells your life story. I started seeing glass lockets pop up in my feeds on various social media sites and thought they were absolutely adorable. The only problem was that they were pretty pricey. The DIY voice inside my head kept telling me, there has to be a way that you can make something similar …

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