5 Ways a Royal Caribbean Cruise Will Turn a Shy Girl Into a ‘Fly Girl’ #SeastheDay

Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas

Recently, I embarked on a journey across the ocean, into the not-so-deep Mexico.  I call it a Brandcation, but you'd probably know it better as a cruise.  More specifically, it was a Royal Caribbean cruise on the Liberty of the Seas ship.  Thanks to the fabulous sponsor, Royal Caribbean, I had the opportunity to sail away on a 5 day/4 night cruise, … [Read more...]

Easter Chocolate Dipped Bunny Peeps

Chocolate Dipped Bunny Marshmallow Peeps

Here's an easy and fun way to dress those plain ol' marshmallow peeps you see everywhere!  Chocolate dipped with sprinkles y'all. Doesn't get any easier than that and what a great treat for the kiddos school party or church Easter egg hunt! Push a stick through the bunny, dip in melted chocolate, and sprinkle with all the colorful sprinkles! … [Read more...]

My Time, as a Walmart Mom, Has Come to a Close

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While being a Walmart Mom has brought me a flood of opportunities, in many ways, it has also prevented them.  Being so exclusive with Walmart meant that I couldn't work with Sears, Best Buy, Kohl's, H.E.B, etc.  Not necessarily because Walmart didn't allow it, but because it was a clear conflict of interest on both sides.  I totally understood that … [Read more...]

5 Minute Fix – Marshmallow ‘POPS’

Marshmallow Pops

Happy St. Patrick's Day y'all!  Here's a super fast St. Patrick's Day treat for you that takes just 5 minutes to put together; Marshmallow 'POPS'. Just place a large marshmallow on a stick, melt your Wilton candies, and drizzle! Be sure and also check out the Oreo truffles too. They are delicious and a simple, fun treat to … [Read more...]

St Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles

St Pattys Day Oreo Truffles

St. Patrick's Day has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole bunch of green y'all!  Today I'm sharing some fun & easy-to-make oreo truffles for St Patty's Day. We devoured our Pecan Truffles using Oreos during Christmas so I knew a St Patrick's Day version was in … [Read more...]

Dr. Seuss – Read Across America PLUS Thing 1 and Thing 2 Recipe!

Dr Seuss Thing 1 Nutter Butter Treats

How does one celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss?  Well by reading of course!  March 2nd, kids will be reading across America to celebrate the special day, and Truett is no exception. He's already started with a new Dr. Seuss book we got in the mail.  He already has several other books but the fact that this one was a little more advanced, was … [Read more...]

Brandcation – Sail Away with 40 Bloggers as We #SeastheDay on the Royal Caribbean

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Sounds pretty amazing huh?  One of the reasons I quit going to several of the blogging conferences, was the fact that they are becoming so huge and impersonal. It got to where everyone was avoiding the conference itself and just networking on the side, because we all know what kind of connections can be made through those small, intimate meetups.  … [Read more...]

Fresh Veggie Chili

Fresh Veggie Chili Beans

There's still plenty of cold days, here in Texas, to enjoy some good ol' chili.   Thanks to my Toby, we have been eating a lot more fruits & vegetables and I gotta admit, I'm the first one to open a can, so it's been a challenge using fresh produce for recipes.  Even so, I wanted to make some fresh veggie chili, using just that, fresh … [Read more...]

‘Made By…’ Commitment Supporting American Jobs

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Raise your hand if you're in favor of supporting American jobs?  Duh right?  Well if you haven't heard the buzz yet, I'm here to share with you, Walmart's commitment to invest $250 Billion dollars in products that support American jobs. A quick little bit from Walmart: We plan on doing this by increasing what we already buy and by helping … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet

Valentines Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet

This Valentine's Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet would make a great teacher gift or youth pastor gift!  It's so easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to all. Pin this! I've seen similar bouquets over the years but never made one.  What I love about this craft, is that little hands can help!  I mean seriously, you're just pushing in Dum Dums … [Read more...]

Ways to Relax and Recharge

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Hey y’all! I'm sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg’s again and my final tip is below! The brand is regular in our home and I’m proud to be part of their family! I'm sad that this campaign is about over! I hope you've enjoyed the tips I've shared. Relax and recharge, what's that?  As a mom of three boys, wife of 21+ years, and … [Read more...]

Get Some Valentine’s Day Deals with Our $200 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Post is sponsored by Coupons.com but as always, opinions are my own. Valentine's Day is around the corner y'all.  I'm pretty sure I've shared with you how my husband thinks it's a holiday made up by women, which would also tell you that we don't spend much on this day.  Because of that, I have learned to get my own goods and make me feel special … [Read more...]

Bacon Pecan Caramel Corn for a Crowd #ThinkFisher

Bacon Pecan Caramel Corn for a Crowd

A crowd is coming over for the big game. The beer is cold, the salsa is hot, and there are bowls of chips on every surface… but the snack that will keep them coming back for more is a huge bowl of caramel corn sweetened with maple and studded with chunks of bacon and pecans. It’s a good thing this recipe makes a lot, because the combination of … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese and Ham Mini Football Sandwiches

Cream cheese and Ham Mini Football Sandwiches

Everyone loved the football subs that I shared the other day but said they probably wouldn't go to the trouble to make the fresh bread.  Well no worries y'all!  I'm bringing you super duper easy mini football sandwiches that leave you with plenty of time to prepare for game day. We always think we gotta dress up our sandwich with the … [Read more...]

Family Activities that Will Help Cure Cabin Fever

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Hey y’all! I'm sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg’s again and my next tip is below! The brand is regular in our home and I’m proud to be part of their family! We are sitting at 15' here in Texas.  Y'all know what that means?  Yep, we're gonna stay in the house as much as possible so that we don't freeze our behinds off!  Of … [Read more...]

Orange Glazed Salmon

Orange Glazed Salmon Recipe

I have been eating a lot of salmon lately so I'm trying new things to switch up the taste.   Today, I'm sharing a delicious orange glazed salmon recipe that is so good y'all, and I used fresh, navel oranges! We have a big section of navel oranges at our Walmart.  I took a quick pic while I was there.  All the oranges looked so pretty and … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies Craft

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies

What's the Chinese New Year all about? Read below and see you can celebrate with this easy-to-make craft; Chinese Felt Fortune Cookies! The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, … [Read more...]

Game Day: Pulled Pork with Pita Chips

Pulled Pork with Pita Chips

A game day recipe for the men in your Super Bowl Sunday, pulled pork with pita chips.  Enjoy y'all! … [Read more...]

HOT NEWS! Diagon Alley Expansion at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –  The Diagon Alley expansion looks amazing y'all!!  It will be located within Universal Orlando’s second theme park, Universal Studios.   Holy cow, the details are incredible.  No joke! Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and New Diagon Alley Harry Potter fans have got to be super excited to … [Read more...]

Bite Size Cherry Pies

Bite Size Cherry Pies

You would think with a house full of fellas, Valentine's Day would be pretty special for me.......wrong.  And that's okay!  I'm perfectly capable of making it a special day myself by whipping up some bite size cherry pies! I might even share! The great thing about these bite size cherry pies, is that they are super simple to make.  … [Read more...]

Eating Right on Game Day and Why It’s Important

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Hey y’all! To help get your year off right, I’ll be sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg’s! The brand is regular in our home and I’m proud to be part of their family! As a mom of three boys, there's no doubt that some sort of sport will play a role in our every day life.  Just as football is big in Texas, it's big in our small, … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Subs for Football Fans!

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What’s better than a sub for Superbowl Sunday? A sandwich that looks like a football! These French rolls are tender and fluffy on the inside, and crisp and flaky on the outside. Don’t worry that they will be too beautiful to eat; they will be inhaled by every football fan in sight. Give yourself a generous 4 hours to make these rolls since … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Recipes You Have to Try!

Oatmeal Recipes

It's still National Oatmeal Month so I thought I'd share a roundup of some delicious oatmeal recipes from across the interwebs!  Enjoy y'all! 1. Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Night Owl Blog 2. Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Mom Endeavors 3. Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten/Sugar free) from One Creative Mommy 4. … [Read more...]

White Bean Chili Recipe

White Beat Chili

On cold days, there is nothing better than a bowl of chili, a movie, and your favorite blanket!  Texas chili is always great but for the winter weather, I wanted to share a white bean chili that requires a lot less tums after it's consumed! The great thing about this, is you can use any beans you want but the combination in this recipe, is … [Read more...]

Getting the Best Sleep I Can

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Hey y’all! Remember, to help get your year off right, I’ll be sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg’s! This is my second post and since the brand is regular in our home and I’m proud to be part of their family! Sleep. What is that, right?  If you're like me, you don't get enough of it.  The thing is, sleep is super duper … [Read more...]

Memorial Photo Collage Craft – Letter B

Memory Photo Collage with Letter B

February 4th will be six months since Bobby has been gone.  Honestly, it doesn't feel like that to me at all.  One of the things I always worried about when my older boys were little, was them forgetting about their Wela when she passed.  So with Truett, I want to make sure he's surrounded by stories and photos of his Pop.  The hardest decision I … [Read more...]

Tips for Creating an Afterschool Routine

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Hey y'all! To help get your year off right, I'll be sharing some tips for a great start with Team Kellogg's! The brand is regular in our home and I'm proud to be part of their family! Having three boys can be chaotic at times and routines are essential in our home.  Some families can "fly by the seat of their pants", but we are not one of them.  … [Read more...]