Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts Tutorial

  There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil… [Continue Reading]

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Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda Recipe

  With the temperature rising outside it’s pretty likely that soon you’ll be on the hunt for something to help keep yourself hydrated and refreshed. To beat the heat during this years warm/hot season why not give this Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda recipe a try? It’s sure to be a hit, whether you’re whipping it… [Continue Reading]

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Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

  This Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe has become my favorite breakfast/snack/dessert! It is really that good! I have been attempting to at least decrease my dairy intake, but wasn’t sure I would be able to enjoy a smoothie without yogurt. However, let me tell you, this one is missing nothing! I pre-freeze my… [Continue Reading]

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Blackberry Honey Compound Butter Recipe

  I spent a lot of years eating plain Jane foods before realizing that not only were there more options to choose from to help spruce up my eating habits, but that I’d also love the new, more exotic varieties as well. I love a good slice of toast slathered in warm butter but let’s… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

  With the weather warming up lately the countdown has begun for Strawberry season. What better way to start off the pending season than with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Crunch Bars? Strawberry preserves and shortcake sound nice and heavenly, but these chilled bars topped with crumbly goodness should be on everyone’s top 5 baking… [Continue Reading]

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7 Tips for Planting and Caring for Tulips

  Tulips are a popular spring flower, and there is no question as to why. They are bright, colorful, and seem to announce with joy that spring is here. If you missed out on planting tulip bulbs this fall, you can still try some this spring and enjoy some seasonal color. Below you will find… [Continue Reading]

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Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats for a Delicious Breakfast

  Between family, work and our beloved posse of pups life can get pretty crazy sometimes, especially at breakfast time when making choices seems the hardest and finding time to put together a well-balanced, nutritional meal is just too much so early in the morning. With recipes like Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, planning ahead has… [Continue Reading]

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Tom & Teddy Father & Son Swim Trunk Set #Giveaway! #SizzlingSummer

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Swim Trunks Shown Above:  Red & Blue Octopus from the Tom & Teddy Marine line This great Spring into a Sizzling Summer Giveaway is Sponsored by Tom & Teddy and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and the ‪#‎SizzlingSummer‬ Blog Team! Tom & Teddy are an Australian based company that is taking Father & Son to (Continue Reading…);

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Earth Day is April 22nd!  Are you doing anything special to honor our Earth?  Of course, Earth Day SHOULD be everyday if we want to keep the Earth clean! These days, I think everyone is at least trying to be more responsible and protect our earth. We are recycling and reusing when we can. One (Continue Reading…);

neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator for Beautiful Clear Skin! #BeautyBash2015 #review

neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator for Beautiful Clear Skin! #BeautyBash2015 #review

  Welcome to the neuRadiance Instant Cell Exfoliator Review for the Beautiful You Beauty Bash Brought to you by Southern Krazed and Mom Does Reviews ! When I was younger I never worried a lot about my skin. Well, to be honest, I still don’t worry about it or use a lot of extra cleansers (Continue Reading…);

10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother's Day!

10 Homemade Gifts Just Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  Mother’s Day is a special day when we all honor our Mothers. It’s their special day and we want to make them feel loved and treasured. It is a bittersweet day for me, as my Mother is no longer with us. But, for those that are lucky enough to have their Moms with them, (Continue Reading…);

WonderMix Stand Mixer #Giveaway!

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  When it comes to baking, making bread, and even ordinary kitchen task, nothing beats a great stand mixer! I even use mine for creaming potatoes and other simple task. Everyone needs a mixer that is powerful, can do multiple jobs and can give you a helping hand in the kitchen. Well, our friend Cj (Continue Reading…);

#Win a Jackpot Candle of Choice!

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Sponsored by: Jackpot Candles Hosted by: Powered by Mom Two of my favorite things all wrapped up together. These delicious Jackpot Candles have a hidden jewelry surprise in them! Now, you can enjoy the great fragrance in your home and when the candle is finally gone, you have another surprise! If you haven’t heard of (Continue Reading…);

IdealShape Prize Pack ($100 value) #Giveaway!

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 This great giveaway is sponsored by IdealShape and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her bloggy friends! What is IdealShape: Using a unique weight loss plan, IdealShape is designed to use a combination of meal replacement shakes, supplementation, and motivational CD’s and Books for permanent weight loss and healthy living. You can also find healthy (Continue Reading…);

Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits Recipe

Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits Recipe

  There is nothing more soothing to an exhausted soul than chocolate! Let’s face it! Chocolate can cancel out a lot of bad days, right? On my toughest days I can’t wait until everything is settled for the evening so I can decompress by curling up in front of the TV with either a bowl (Continue Reading…);

UrthBox for Delicious Healthy Snacks! #review

UrthBox for Delicious Healthy Snacks! #review

  When it comes to snacking throughout the day I’m a serious offender. I like to have a little something after breakfast, a little something after lunch and a little something while waiting on dinner. Oh, and occasionally I have a little something sweet afterwards. The problem is not in the fact that I’m a (Continue Reading…);

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Win It Wednesday 4/15/15 It’s time for our Win It Wednesday Giveaway Linky for the week of 4/15/15! All Bloggers are welcome! Feel free to link up all your giveaways! Then, browse through and enter some yourself! You never know, someone’s gotta win! It may as well be you! BLOGGERS:  Please remember, all entries MUST (Continue Reading…);

Oliver Rocket Offset Spatula Set #Giveaway!

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Whether you are making a homemade birthday cake or cupcakes for the kiddos, the right tools can make all the difference! I hate to even think of some I have tried to decorate using the wrong spatula or even a butter knife. It just never looks right. But, with this amazing offset spatula set, it’s (Continue Reading…);

Oliver Rocket's Offset Spatula Set Makes Cake Decorating Easy! #review

Oliver Rocket’s Offset Spatula Set Makes Cake Decorating Easy! #review

  We do a lot of baking around here and the vast majority of it is cakes. One of the deceptively hard things about decorating a cake is getting a smooth spread on the icing. Even if it’s a fondant covered cake, you still need the frosting (known as a “dirty icing” when it’s the (Continue Reading…);

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Chocolate Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chili Recipe

  Got your attention, didn’t I? Chili – amazing, hearty, warming, filling, and spicy – this list can go on and on. You know what you don’t usually associate with chili? Chocolate, and that’s a (Continue Reading...);

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Dirty Coke with Homemade Coconut Syrup Recipe

Here's a new spin on Coke! I know Coke isn't the healthiest thing to drink. But, if you are a coke drinker, you may enjoy this. I can remember years ago getting a coke fountain drink and having them (Continue Reading...);

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Fried Hominy Recipe

Hominy is one of those foods you either love or you hate. Personally, I love hominy but  I have family members that hate it. There are also others that will eat it fried, when they don't like it any (Continue Reading...);

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Food Preservation

Canning Pumpkin

Canning Pumpkin

Save your Pumpkins by Canning Them! Fall is in full swing, Halloween is now over and now you still have pumpkins.  If you are anything like me you want to be as frugal as possible so you save the (Continue Reading...);

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Freezing Vegetables and Fruits

Summer time brings on lots of great produce but if you are anything like me I never get it all used up.  So instead of throwing it out I have learned to freeze it so I have more to use in the other (Continue Reading...);

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Vegetable Canning 101

This time of the year I always have a lot of extra vegetables from the garden.  But I don't want them to go to waste so I've turned to home canning as a way to help preserve them and cut down on our (Continue Reading...);

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Gardening

Best Bang for your Buck on Blooming Flowers for the Garden

Best Bang for your Buck on Blooming Flowers for the Garden

Growing flowers in our gardens is a wonderful way to bring vibrant colors and lovely scents to our outdoor space. Flowers though, can be a bit on the pricey side if buying them one plant at a time. (Continue Reading...);

Three Ways to Grow Onions

Three Ways to Grow Onions

Growing onions in your home garden is a great way to provide a fresh supply of this flavorful vegetable to your everyday cooking. Starting the onions in the garden is actually the hardest part, but (Continue Reading...);

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Growing Organic Vegetables with Whitney Farms Organic & Natural Plant Food

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Most of you already know that we always have a fairly big home vegetable garden (Continue Reading...);

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15 Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Nothing brings people together like a holiday dinner. Most of our thoughts are on the food and what we will serve, but we also want our table to look nice. Table decor doesn't have to be elaborate or (Continue Reading...);

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4 Upcycled Flea Market Finds: A Great Way to Recycle!

If you love visiting flea markets and garage sales, then you already know the treasures they hold! You can find all sorts of things for only a few dollars. Maybe the previous owner just don't see the (Continue Reading...);

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How to Make a No Sew Dish Towel Apron

I will be the first to admit that I hardly ever take the time to slip on an apron, usually ending in ugly stains on my clothes. I grew up with my Grandmother who always wore an apron. She had the full (Continue Reading...);

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