A Fresh Breath of Air


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! As I am sure that most of you can relate to, I live an incredibly busy life.  I am the proud wife of a military member who is gone far more than he is home each year, the mother […]

Cheese Stuffed Beer Pretzels


Inspiration comes in so many forms for me, but Pinterest is pretty high up there these days when it comes to searching for recipes.  And occasionally the recipes that I try are huge disasters, but normally they turn out well. This recipe did not turn out well. No, it was really so far beyond “well.” […]

Football 101, a Newbies Guide to the Basics


I am a die hard football fan.  Come September, I am basically glued to my TV anytime that there is a game on (and truthfully, then again in the mornings to hear the talking heads dissect the games).  So you all know that this has been a great week for me with the season finally […]

Sloppy Joe French Fries, an Easy and Delicious Weeknight Dinner That Will be Ready in 20 minutes!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. There just never seems to be enough time on busy weeknights to get home, make sure that homework is started, take the kids to their sports, make sure they are showered and bathed and then to […]

‘Cause Really, Who Couldn’t Use a $500 Cash Giveaway?!


Hey friends, you know I love you all, right?  I mean, you come here, you listen to me ramble on, you pin my pictures and then you come back!!!  It blows my mind all the time and I wish that I could tell you Every. Single. Day how much that means to me, but you […]

Beer Candied Bacon


Oh man, there are no words to describe the amazing awesome-ness of this recipe other than to say it is BEER CANDIED BACON!  Do I need to say more?! Okay, if you read my last post you’ll know that I hosted my husband’s fantasy football draft last weekend.  There were some good times, lots of […]

How to Host a Football Party for Grown Men


Ahh, football season.  My absolute favorite time of the year.  With the starting of the season also comes a very important day for some… Fantasy Football Draft Day! I know that it may seem silly, but grown men (and a few women) will spend months working on their potential lineup, agonizing over whether a certain […]

Homemade Drain Cleaner {totally green and safe}


With four bathrooms and a very overworked kitchen in my home, drains have a tendency to become clogged. Maybe a bit quicker than I would like, or can keep up with, if I am being honest. Between kids shoving stickers and small pieces of papers down (please tell me I’m not alone in that!), crazy […]

Dorm Decor 101 {with Royal Design Studio}


I’ve got a thing against empty wall space.  I don’t like clutter, but an empty wall just seems like a lost opportunity for adding some personal flair.  Because we are a military family we move often though, and the need for flair that can be uprooted along with our family is necessary all too often. […]

Blogger Round Robin and my Twist on the Best Oreo Dirt Cake Ever!


I am super lucky to have some incredibly talented friends.  Friends whose projects and recipes can be seen all over Pinterest and inspire countless people to recreate them.  And I am one of those people. Long before I knew Melissa at the Happier Homemaker, way before she became my real life BFF, I had pinned […]