Patriotic Splatter Paint Nails & Makeup Look Tutorial

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Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic day with family and friends. One of my favorite parts of celebrating Independence Day is incorporating red, white, and blue into my outfit of the day. One of the easiest ways to show your patriotic spirit is through makeup and nail polish. Here’s what I’m rockin’ on the Fourth:

First, let’s talk manicures and pedicures. I love putting a spin on the classic …

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Easy DIY 15 Minute Patriotic Welcome Wreath (Tutorial)

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The Fourth of July is tomorrow! Are you ready to celebrate? As a Walmart Mom, I put together an easy, festive wreath that one can do in as little as 15 minutes. This craft is a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day or any day of the year in it’s patriotic colors of red, white and blue. Welcome guests to your next BBQ with this beautiful wreath hung on your front door.
I found all of the supplies that I needed to make this wreath at my local Walmart. As soon as I saw these festive faux flowers in the craft department, I knew I just HAD to make a craft with them. I mean, how could I not?

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Written On: 3 Jul 2014 | 16 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Book List for Divas, Favorite
Fourteen Must-Read Books to Add to your Summer Reading List in 2014

I have a problem. But I think it is a good problem as I have rediscovered reading. I’ve read books here or there, off and on, but haven’t quite been as consistent as I would like to be. Reading is a good thing, right? And I want to do more of it. With the warmth of summer comes the desire to fill my book bag and find the time to just read more. Lazy …

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Salon Inspired Summer Nails Tutorial (video)

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Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Walmart Headquarters in Arkansas as a part of the Walmart Moms. There we saw many new products that will soon be available in Walmart stores. I will be telling you all about some of the fun and interesting information that I learned about Walmart in the coming months so stay tuned. But for today we will be focusing on one of my favorite topics: Salon Inspired Nails …

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Written On: 30 Jun 2014 | 25 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Favorite, Home, Recipes
Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe

It’s true that we like some of our food sweet here in the south. It’s true for our tea (a southern staple) and it’s definitely true when it comes to cornbread. Some would argue that sweet southern cornbread is almost like cake. While our biscuits may be savory our cornbread definitely satisfies the sweet tooth.

The other night, I made cornbread the usual way that I make it and thought that I would also share this easy quick …

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The Quick and Easy Way to Spot Conceal a Blemish, Acne, Pimple, or Redness with Makeup

Acne is no fun. I’ve struggled with pimples my entire life. Even though I’m now in my thirties, that doesn’t mean I still don’t struggle with blemishes. My acne is hormonal based and stress induced, so I have flare ups from time to time that can put a damper on my spirit. Learning how to mask these tiny imperfections with makeup is something I’ve figured out through trial and error over the years. Today, I’m …

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes can be a daunting task. It’s something that I frequently put off doing. There is no thrill or excitement in cleaning makeup brushes like there is when trying out a new product for the first time. One reason why I often put off cleaning my brushes is because I always feel like I’m going to NEED them to apply my makeup while they are drying. Nevertheless, cleaning your makeup brushes is a task that …

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Written On: 13 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Favorite, Home
Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

The only kind of tea that I drink is Sweet Tea. Growing up in the South, Sweet Tea is what we drink. Sitting on the front porch, sipping a tall cold glass of sweet tea is just what we do around here to relax after a long day. With every meal and served at every restaurant, sweet tea is more than just a southern staple. Sweet Tea is a way of life. Always served ice cold, sweet …

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Written On: 9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | Disclosure Policy | Categories: DIY / Crafts, Walmart Moms
Affordable Summer Craft Kits for Kids

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My kids idea of summer fun is playing video games all day long. While they may get a bit more game time during the relaxing summer months, its good to set aside time during the day to get creative. Walmart asked me to share some summer crafts for kid’s with all of you as a part of the Walmart Moms. So I went to my local store to see what I could find.

When it comes to …

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Summer Makeup Essentials: Beat the Heat While Still Looking Fabulous with this Summer Makeup Look Tutorial (video)

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The one thing I hate about summer is the grueling heat. In the south, it’s down right scorching during the summer months so when it comes to makeup I try to keep it simple. Walmart asked me to share some of my summer beauty essentials as a part of the Walmart Moms. So I went to my local Walmart store and picked out a few products to put together an easy, quick summer makeup look that …

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