Imagine How Hot I’d Be If I Were Skinny!

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I'm learning that even at a bigger size, I can still look good.  My mind has always told me otherwise but with a few accessories to boost my confidence, I can see now that putting the look together can pull off a great look, even on a "bigger" body!   Check out this gorgeous rhinestone cowgirl belt y'all!! This belt is smokin' hot!  Most of … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

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I don't normally like Pecan Pies because they are too sweet but I find that ones not made with additional sugar, are easier for me to eat. My Grandma made fantastic pecan pies. She never burned the edges and the insides were always settled well. This pecan pie recipe makes 3 pecan pies. I don't know about you but I always have to make more … [Read more...]

Toy Haul – Our Donation of Toys this Holiday Season

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One of the cool things about being a Walmart Mom is certain opportunities like this toy haul and the recent food haul that I did, where we were given gift cards to make purchases and then donate.  On both hauls, I ended up spending a good chunk of my own money and was happy to do so to help other folks out this holiday season.  With the toy haul, … [Read more...]

Recap of My Black Friday Shopping and My New iPad Accessory

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I feel like the past week flew by, how 'bout you?  Before I get to some of the steals I got from Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping, here is what I ate for breakfast yesterday morning.  I went with one cup of Kashi cereal, half a banana cut up, and a 90 calorie packet of Barney Butter.  I mixed it all up and omg, it was soooooo good!!!  My … [Read more...]

Mini Funnel Cakes and the Coolest Chopping Block

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I knew today would be busy but didn't think I'd be wiped out.  I ate a barney butter with banana half sandwich for breakfast.  I really like barney butter and of course bananas are great. On the agenda was the doctor for Toby and the donation of toys.  I have a video coming for that but you can see Truett putting toys in the box. He insisted … [Read more...]

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I ate a Barney Butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with 1 cup of whole milk for breakfast at 6:30am.  Since Dr. Pepper is my usual breakfast, I was proud that I didn't open a DP until 8am.  My goal is to only have 2 a day but we'll see what happens.  I'm feeling good today.  Since moving my desk into the bedroom, I have a beautiful window view.  … [Read more...]

Letting Go and Getting Smart

For years and years I've struggled with my weight, as most of you probably know since I do write about it here.   To this day, I pull at my shirt while walking around in my own house to "hide my fat".  I sneak an extra piece of bread or something just so I don't get any looks from my family that convey "another piece?", not that they would ever do … [Read more...]

Fighting Hunger by Donating to In-Store Food Drive

Food hunger breaks my heart. I've been there. I know what it's like to be hungry. I've had to send my kids away because we had no money for food so when there's a food drive happening, I'm happy to get involved. Right now at your local Walmart, you can help by donating nonperishable food items, like canned goods and pasta, to the in-store food … [Read more...]

Meal Solutions – Green Bean Casserole

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It's another round of meal solutions and this time there's not too much to think about because the ingredients reflect two very common dishes, especially for the holidays. Here are the list of ingredients for this week's meal solution: Bruce Cut Yams, 40 oz. – $1.98 Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – $.84 Great Value Light Brown Sugar, 2 lbs. – … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Refrigerator, The Ultimate Appliance Gift for Every Home

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The KitchenAid Refrigerator is Ah-MAZING!   I have always wanted one with the freezer on bottom and am in awe of how much it holds.  KitchenAid sent me French Door Bottom Mount Interior Dispensing, Architect Series II.   Just the beauty of it breathtaking but the features and knowing it's a brand I can trust is what really counts in my book. The … [Read more...]

Paula Deen Gift Ideas

I'm rounding up some gift ideas for Paula Deen fans! I'm sure many of you know that I absolutely adore the Southern gal so I'm happy to share so favorites that you'll want to give or receive this holiday season.  She has everything from cookware to cookbooks! First up is a good set of basic knife set. This set is great, in my opinion, for … [Read more...]

InBetween the Turkey Dinners!

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Over the past few months, I've shared with you some of my favorite heat-n-serve meals.  With all the holiday cooking, sometimes you just want something easy, something already made so that you don't have to do any work.  Here are a few items I've mentioned: 1) DiGiorno Pizza - Pizza is like the go-to meal around here when, especially when you have … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Brownies *drool*

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In my previous video, I made you Healthy Pumpkin Bread. Today, I bring you quite the opposite with Rocky Road Brownies.  When it comes to food gift giving during the holidays, so many people give breads and cookies but something we like to give, are brownies served in a dish. I like to find pretty bowls or plates, place brownies in them, and … [Read more...]

Our Final Mission Included a Kiss

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Wisk has had a really fun campaign going with some of us bloggers and I have to say, it's one that I have enjoyed a great deal.  Not only is it exciting to get a surprise 'mission' package in the mail but it was fun to do and see the actual results first hand, AND I also even learned a few things along the way. Our final mission of the campaign … [Read more...]

5 Healthy Recipes that Use Eggland’s Best Eggs

One of the awesome things Eggland's Best did during October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was partnering up with the Susan G Komen Foundation and brand their eggs with a pink ribbon to remind us all to do our part in supporting the cause. I love October for all those great reminders but just because October is over, doesn't mean we … [Read more...]

Around the Table 11.10.10

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Just in case you've been busy like me and haven't had the chance to read articles lately, I'm rounding a few up, along with some from other blogs. A big reminder that I have a Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumble Recipe contest happening right now until the 26th!  There's only 10 bloggers hosting this contest which gives you even better chances of winning! … [Read more...]

Fresh from the Marketside

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When you live out on the ranch and miles away from town, having fresh food isn't usually feasible unless you're growing your own garden or making everything from scratch and while I'd like to do both, my green thumb is black and I don't have time do to homemade all the time. I had actually seen the Marketside products many many times at Walmart … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Mini Loaves for Gift Giving

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November marks the part of the season where we give thanks, give gifts, and help those in need.  Giving a homemade food gift is one of the most popular ideas because it's so friendly to your wallet and it comes from the heart. Today, I'm bringing you a healthy alternative to traditional pumpkin bread (found at Dashing Dish) and  sharing my food … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Finale!

I know you guys have been waiting forever for the final results. You were probably able to tell a few things from the previous post but I wanted to share the final photos here with you all of the beautiful countertops.  I love them so much. I can take a photo anywhere on my counter and it turns out beautiful.  Before, not only did I have such an … [Read more...]

Cleaning Out the Freezer and Eating Three Cheese Chicken

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We have an upright freezer that just doesn't hold what we need it to so this weekend, we cleaned it out because we are giving it to my nephew and replacing it with a chest freezer and new food.  Chest freezers seem to hold so much more than an upright in my opinion and when you get beef like we do, we need something that can hold a lot. On the … [Read more...]