DIY Christmas Gift Party Favors

DIY Christmas Gift Party Favors

OMYCOW y'all, look at what I made!!  I'm putting together some goody bags for Truett's class and made these super cute diy Christmas gift party favors, filled with candy! You guys, you can't make anything more simple I'd love for you to Pin this on Pinterest too and check out my adorable Reindeer Cookie Pops to add to your party goody bags!   … [Read more...]

Cricut Crafts: Snowflake Luminary Tutorial

Snowflake Luminary Cricut Tutorial

If you guys haven't had a chance to snag a Cricut Explore, I suggest you do it now and take advantage of the holiday deals!  Recently, I shared my Angel Wings Memorial Ornament and since I had so much fun making it, I thought I'd share this snowflake luminary cricut tutorial. I'm really finding that handmade items hold so much more … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Door Stop Using a Toilet Plunger!

Halloween Door Stop

I know what you're thinking...a toilet plunger?  But it works great and you should see the themes my mom came up with for each holiday. Super cute y'all!  Right now, I'm sharing the Halloween Door Stop and fyi, this is a no instructions post.  I'm just sharing the idea and what we used but you can make it your own. I literally showed up at … [Read more...]

Knitted Candy Corn Garland

Knitted Candy Corn Garland

Not too long ago I shared some adorable, knitted candy corn potholders and today, I'm sharing knitted candy corn garland. This is super duper easy but looks just festive and fun for Fall! HA! As I previously told you, there is something about yarn that is comforting to me.   I hope y'all are enjoying these types of posts as much as I like … [Read more...]

DIY Spooky Drinkware for Kids for Halloween

Spooky Drinkware

This spooky drinkware is a great idea for the kids if you're hosting a Halloween party this year!  The best part is the kids can help you paint and draw their faces, giving you both some bonding time.  I know that Halloween is not everyone's cup of tea but we love the holiday around here.   We definitely try not to get too scary so even with these … [Read more...]

Knitted Candy Corn Potholder

Knitted Candy Corn Potholder

The colder days are just around the corner and that means it's time to knit and crochet and do things that make us feel warm and fuzzy.   It's something that has always comforted me and I just love anything handmade.   These knitted candy corn potholders are such a sweet gift idea y'all.  They're super easy to make and just flat our adorable. … [Read more...]

Denver Broncos Fan Gear

Denver Broncos Fan Gear

It's Fall. It's football season. This year is all about the Denver Broncos, for me at least.  While I do still love & support our Texas based teams, the Cowboys and Texans, I'm rooting one of my other favorite teams on this year, the Denver Broncos. Wearing orange and blue is not just a fashion statement, but absolute must every Sunday. It … [Read more...]

Get Your Game On, Texas Style

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In Texas, you go big or you go home!  As the football season rolls in, so do new fashion trends.  Well, actually, here in Texas, we kinda just create our own trends.  There was a time though, when women only wore cowgirl boots on the ranch, to rodeos (with jeans), or long dresses.  Today, everyone has their own style and the ladies ain't afraid to … [Read more...]

Why Kleenex is 1 of 10 Dorm Room Essentials for My Toby….and Me

Kleenex Expression Oval Facial Tissue

My son Toby leaves for Abilene Christian University very soon, while Truett will be entering the second grade.  It hasn't been until the last couple of weeks that it has really start to hit me that I will only have one boy at home.  It's not just that either, it's the fact that Toby and Truett are soooooo close.  Toby has always, since Truett was … [Read more...]

Rust-Oleum NeverWet™ Spray is Awesomeness in a Can

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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®. If you haven't heard of Rust-Oleum NeverWet™ Moisture Repelling Treatment, don't worry, neither had I.  Thanks to my son Toby, I got a winded explanation of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Justin Boots, Handcrafted in the USA Y’all! {Giveaway}

Justin Boots

Boots are essential in ranch life, whether for work or play.  It's the same as socks and underwear; we just gotta have 'em.  Justin Boots have been around for generations.  They have always been known for their work boots that are built to last but they have a large variety to choose from.  Justin Boots is known for a number of other reasons but … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts – Painting!

Painted LOVE craft

Oh man did me and Truett have a blast painting Christmas crafts!  He kept saying, "I LOVE to paint mom", over and over again.  It was sweet!  Truett painted ornaments and snowmen while I painted 'LOVE'. I have to say, Truett did not inherit the artistic side of his dad and oldest brother.  Nevertheless, I was proud that he was proud of the … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Craft for Kids – DIY Snow Globe

DIY Snow Globe

DIY snow globes are an easy, kid friendly craft to make.  Truett did everything except the lid and he had a blast! I saw these little Christmas trees at Walmart for $.75 cents and went with that, but now that I think about it, since it was for Truett, I should have bought one of those Disney Ornaments! They would have been cute inside the … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Memory Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

This Christmas ornament was not thought out at all.  My son had to have a Senior ornament to decorate the tree at school.  It was due on a Monday and it happened to be Sunday night.  I had no idea what to make and remember seeing something similar that was all glittered up.  I had no idea how it was made so I just 'went with it'.  I got it done, … [Read more...]

Christmas Santa Bucket

Christmas Santa Bucket

HO HO HOLY COW!  Can you believe it's that time of year already?!  We love the giving the goes on during this time of year and, of course, the Christmas decorations!  Here's an easy DIY Christmas Santa Bucket craft that takes no time to make and cute to boot! This Santa bucket would be a cute gift idea for a teacher!  You could fill it with … [Read more...]

Me and Garth Brooks, on Music Row #BlameItAllOnMyRoots

selfie with Garth Brooks

I never thought anything would top my Shaq story, but bygolly, Garth Brooks did!  As one of the official Moms in the Walmart Mom Blogger program, we have the opportunity to do a lot of neat things, and hangin' with Garth Brooks was one of them.   I don't know how Garth felt, but I totally felt like I was part of the family!  SELFIE! The reason … [Read more...]

DIY – Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

One of the fun traditions that my friend has, is creating Christmas decor & ornaments during their Thanksgiving festivities.  If there were more women in the crew that I'm feeding for Thanksgiving, I'd so start it as our own.  Since I don't though, I just have to randomly get my DIY to create some fun Christmas pieces.  Today I'm sharing a … [Read more...]

Skylanders SWAP Force for XBOX 360 #ACWGG

skylanders swap force

After coming out with Spyro’s Adventure and Giants, Activision has brought you with the Skylanders series. You can find Skylanders: SWAP Force for diverse platforms including Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U.  We have it for the XBOX 360. One of the most talked about new feature sof SWAP Force is the … [Read more...]

DIY Wreath Craft with Matching Table Centerpiece, for Thanksgiving

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Families everywhere will gather up to devour Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the company of family & friends.  If you plan on hosting a dinner, then some holiday decor is in order to help spruce up the home for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Wreaths can be costly but if you buy just a few supplies, you can make your own, along with some other decor … [Read more...]

Honoring Veterans #WallofHonor

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Today, Veteran's will be honored and remembered in many ways.   Some will have serve meals to Veterans, some will stand in silence & prayer, and some are lucky enough to look into their Veteran's eyes and tell them 'Thank You'.    Today, I'm honoring a Veteran dear to me, my dad.   Not only am I remembering in my heart, but also on Walmart's … [Read more...]

John Grisham’s Sycamore Row

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There are few authors as well known, and is well-liked, as John Grisham. I suppose this review is a bit biased since I have read several in years past and one of them, ‘A Time To Kill’, is most certainly on everyone's top 10 list of favorites. ‘Sycamore Row’ follows in the footsteps of many of Grisham’s classics in that it’s centered in a southern … [Read more...]