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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Written On: 17 Jul 2014 | 7 Comments | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Favorite, Home, Recipes
Southern Style Creamed Corn Recipe

There is no better southern side dish than creamed corn. Ditch that canned stuff, you won’t believe how easy it is to make this side dish from scratch. Besides, we all know that homemade tastes so much better!
Many nights when I’m not serving southern style sweet cornbread, I will serve this southern inspired creamed corn recipe instead. Gracing my southern table right next to a big tall glass of Southern Sweet Iced Tea, creamed corn is a …

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Written On: 15 Jul 2014 | One Comment | Disclosure Policy | Categories: Home
Sneak a Treat with Klondike

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Klondike bars were one of my grandmother’s favorite treats. She would always have these delicious treats stocked in her fridge when we would visit. Surprisingly, she would always share them with us kids when we asked. So when Klondike recently contacted me to see if I was interested in trying out some of their newest flavors, I jumped at the chance to relive my childhood for just a moment.

It’s amazing how something as simple as a …

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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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