Giving an Old Patio Set a Fresh Look with Rust-Oleum® Universal® Gloss Spray

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Rust-Oleum® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Rust-Oleum®. The kids are out of school, the Texas heat is in full swing, and grilling has begun!  It's time to spend our evenings in the backyard y'all! This year, … [Read more...]

Keeping Christmas Decor Simple

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With Christmas around the corner, people are decorating houses, homes, and trees.  And then there's us.  We're keeping our Christmas decor simple this year.   It's not that we're not in the festive mood or anything like that. We just feel like we can show our Christmas spirit with a few things spread out through the house vs lots of stuff in a … [Read more...]

Our Home Renovations…..Ummmm, Can I Be On One of Those Shows?

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So a few weeks ago, we bought a house.  Our very own house y'all.  Problem is, it's needs a lot of work.  That's the price you pay for paying such a low price, right?   It clearly needs a ton of home renovations and we aren't even sure where to begin. Needless to say, my TV has stayed on the DIY channel 24/7.   You know, because I can … [Read more...]

Lone Star Western Decor – Branded Dinnerware #ACWGG

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Cattle brands are a way to show ownership on rancher's livestock.   Today, it's become a trend in home decor, handbags, and makes for some fantastic photography opportunities.  If you recall, I have an extensive collection of cowboy china that features cattle brands.   I even have a purse from years ago, that my BIL gave me, that has brands all … [Read more...]

T-Fal OptiGrill – One Smart Appliance #ACWGG

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T-Fal, earlier known for designing electrical appliances and cookware, has just recently launched the OptiGrill, that according to the company, took them seven long years to design, test, and manufacture. If you think this is like those other indoor grills, think again y'all. This is a heavy duty grilling machine that can manage plenty of … [Read more...]

Fall Decor – Table Centerpiece with Leaves and Pumpkins

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You can't serve Pumpkin Pie Dip on a plain ol' table now can ya?  I'll show you how taking some very affordable Fall decorations can turn a table from drab to fab. And I ain't got much decor sense about me either, but even I can do this. One of the big reasons I don't decorate a whole lot, is because it can get expensive.  I've decided to … [Read more...]

Fall Decor – Simple Pumpkin Candy Dish

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How many of you have your grandmother's candy dishes? You know, the emerald green depression glass?  I love them by the way but they don't always go with the season.   I picked up a simple pumpkin candy dish the other day and I love it. I knew I wanted candy corn in it but I my husband saw this bag of Brach's Autumn Mix, with the little … [Read more...]

Summer Serenity for 3

Summer Serenity for 3

I love my kids but let's face it, we moms need a break during Summer when they're home ALL the time.  I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not much on decor when it comes to hosting others for entertaining purposes but while I was in Bentonville, I was totally inspired by Walmart's home decor team.  They had a house beautifully setup for us and … [Read more...]

Meet My *Made in the USA* Texas Sized Furniture

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There are two parts to this story; the furniture and the company.  Where should I start.........I think I'll start with the company because I want you to know who they are and what they're about.  Gallery Furniture in Houston, Texas. First, I won a Pinterest contest that Gallery Furniture held on their facebook page.  My prize was $3000 in … [Read more...]

Bleachable Moment – Getting That Stubborn Coffee Stain Out!

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We have a house full of coffee drinkers around here and one of the things that chaps my hide is the stained coffee cups.  If it was just us who drank out of them, I guess it's one thing but if someone were to come over and want a cup of coffee, I'd have cups that look like they've never been cleaned!  Embarrassing!  Thankfully, with a tiny bit of … [Read more...]

I Won $3000 To Spend at Gallery Furniture!

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Many of you already know this but for those that don't, I won a Gallery Furniture Pinterest contest of $3000.  That means mama gets some new living room furniture!   From afar, mine might not seem bad, but well, it's pretty bad. The most obvious, aside from stains, is the huge dip in the middle.  The thing is, this might look like a … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens Planter – A Quality, High-End Look Without the Price

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As I have said before, I have a hard time keeping anything alive. If it wasn't for my husband, all my plants would have died already. I have improved my green thumb over the past year and am determined to have more houseplants.  They just make us happy having them in the house. When Better Homes and Gardens sent us this planner, I had no … [Read more...]

Tools That Make Gardening Easier

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I definitely have a ways to go before my yard looks anything like Cat's yard.  She did an amazing job on hers!   I do more container type gardening and desperately needed some tools to use so I was thrilled to try out some of the Black & Decker gardening tools.  Me and Truett had a blast with them but he would not put the spray nozzle down for … [Read more...]

Lightning McQueen’s ‘Bolt’ Using Glidden Paint in Disney Colors

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Truett's room is so blah.  I really think that's a big reason he doesn't spend much time in here. It's drab and boring and I wouldn't want to be in there either.  It needed some umph! If you haven't seen the awesome Disney paints that Glidden has, you need to check them out.  Truett picked out the colors and we went with the … [Read more...]

Spring Fling Must-Haves for Gardening {Giveaway}

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I'm excited to partner up with Central Garden & Pet and share with you, my honest experiences during these Spring and Summer months.  I'll be talking to you about several products like Ironite, Fish Fertilizer, and Seven Dust. I showed you how we replant our Ivy plants but I didn't tell you about plant & lawn food, both of which ours … [Read more...]

Our Hall Closet Decluttered – WOW!

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Oh the dirty little secrets we housewives keep...... *insert Psycho music here* Come on now, don't judge me. You know you have one of these hidden hall closets of chaos.  Fess up.  This closet has been like this forever.  What's sad is that is that I always use this closet, sometimes even trying to shove something in and rushing to shut the … [Read more...]

Mrs. Meyer Cleaned My Home

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One of the things I love about kids going back to school, is being able to clean my home and it actually staying clean longer.  Funny how that is huh?  Well for two weeks, I've been letting Mrs. Meyer clean my home.  Okay, not actually a person came and cleaned my home.  I'll be honest, I hadn't ever heard of Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products before … [Read more...]

Truett’s Room

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I already shared some of the projects I did for Truett's room with the huge DIY Magnetic Chalkboard and today I'm sharing his room with some furniture pieces added. The first thing I did was go through his room and toss everything that was broken.   Because I needed to maximize space, especially since he didn't even have a dresser, I prowled for … [Read more...]

The Super Bread Knife

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When you think about buying a knife, what factors do you consider most important?   We have purchased an obscene amount of knives throughout our almost 20 year marriage, with 90% of them turning into junk knives.   I'm sure like you have done, they were thrown away for obvious reasons; handles breaking, blades dull and won't sharpen, etc.  I have … [Read more...]

Back to School Apparel Tool: Build, Track, and Purchase Your Closet for Less

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Trying to get the most for you buck can sometimes be a challenge but there are tools & resources that can help.  Closet for Less, Walmart's new apparel mix & match tool, will help you set a budget, build a closet by mixing and matching items, and allow you print your list for back to school shopping. There were a few things I loved … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping – Walmart Apparel Haul for Truett

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Don't we all just love shopping for school clothes? *rolling eyes*  It's not so bad with boys but girls? eeeesh, I can only imagine!  Luckily I have boys who are laid back and easy to please, which makes shopping a breeze.  Truett, my handsome lil' cowpoke, has grown a great deal. He needs everything this year; underwear, socks, pants, and shirts.  … [Read more...]

Back to College Inspiration with Spark Studio

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With Tyler enrolled in College, it's time to start thinking about what he needs for his dorm.  I'm looking to Spark Studio for some inspiration as far as needs and design.  It puts rooms together using items of necessity and ties it all together with fun & funky themes.   You can also pin your favorites and see what everyone else is loving by … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea – Timex Intelligent Quartz Ceramic Topring Flyback Chronograph Watch

Timex® 'Intelligent Quartz' Ceramic Topring Flyback Chronograph Watch

I gave you some gift ideas that are under $20 but I know that some of you will want to spend a little more so I'm recommending a Timex 'Intelligent Quartz' Ceramic Topring Flyback Chronograph Watch for Father's Day.  Timex has an outstanding reputation, with many sophisticated, very sharp watches. This particular watch caught my eye … [Read more...]

Luster 1 Hour Tooth Whitening System

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I remember when I had white, straight teeth.  I was young.  I'm old now though and years of soda have taken its toll, not to mention crowded teeth causing some crookedness.   I was excited to try Luster's 1 hour tooth whitening system to see if my tooth color would improve. Everything you need is provided - Accelerator Mouth Rinse Super … [Read more...]

Celebrate Being a Mom Every Day

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I actually got this kit for Mother's Day and I think it's GREAT that we celebrate that day. We all know that we Moms are totally deserving.  I got to thinking though, why does it have to be around Mother's Day only?  Why not just every day?  Have you ever noticed when you change up your makeup, try new colors, or give your hair a new do that it … [Read more...]

JumpSport Trampoline Review Part 1, Putting it Together

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We had the awesome opportunity to review a JumpSport trampoline recently (and Elite trampoline at that) and my initial reaction is WOOOOHOOOO!  Most of us have bought trampolines from our local stores.  We also have seen them blow away, fall apart, and just flat out break within a very short amount time right?  Well one of the things I want to … [Read more...]

He Reads, I Clean

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When you have 3 kids (3 boys to boot), you clean and clean and clean.  I ain't gonna lie either, their bathrooms are disgusting.  I usually make them clean them since they are the ones that create the mess but thought I'd try out these Seventh Generation Cleaning Supplies that I was sent.  I was challenged to swap out at least 3 of my regulars with … [Read more...]