Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monster Jam is coming to Cleveland, OH {February 15th-17th} and Ticket Giveaway

This year our family is looking forward to the weekend right after Valentine’s Day and it’s not because of flowers or chocolates. Though my boys will never turn away chocolates nor would I flowers. We are excited because we will be going to see Monster Jam when it comes to Cleveland, Ohio this year! They are going to be in town Friday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th 2013.

 The premier monster truck series, Monster Jam attracts more than four million fans annually at arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam events showcase freestyle and racing competition among custom-designed machines that average 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide, sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a MINIMUM of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side-by-side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
 Sounds awesome, right?? 

Crockpot Thursdays: Greek Garlic Chicken


Welcome to the second week of  Crock pot Thursday by Andersons Angels, and Staying Me. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Crock Pot Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

Feel free to linky up your yummy recipes...Please just make sure you grab the button above and have it displayed somewhere in your post and that you link to one of the hosts pages.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Coupon Chief Review



I was very excited when Coupon Chief agreed to let me review their site. I had never heard of it before, until a friend was telling me about it when I was searching for some good online coupons. Coupon Chief is a site that has a bunch of online coupon codes for many different well known retailers. The site is very easy to navigate and even has a video tutorial to show you how it works if you new to it.

With Valentine's Day right around the corner and everyone getting ready to purchase gifts for that special someone in their life. Coupon chief is a great site to go check out before making any final purchases to make sure you are not missing out on a great Valentine's Day Coupons

One of the things I have started to do when buying anything online is to check and see if I can find a coupon to use. But you have to be careful on other sites that offer similar services because you could end up getting bad codes. They may be expired or just never worked to begin with. But Coupon Chief is great at keeping up with their coupons that don't work, so you don't get stuck at checkout without a working coupon! I know how important it is to save money with how bad the economy is anymore and using coupons is the best way to help save. I like that coupon chief also invite users to rate and comment on the coupon codes that they are using. This helps others out that are planning on possibly using that coupon. 

So if you are looking for some great online coupons to use then make sure you stop by Coupon Chief today and start saving!!Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Coupon Chief. However, all ideas and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way by the compensation I received.

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Jalapeno Cheddar & Chive Biscuits


Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... This week I am sharing my Jalapeno Cheddar & Chive Biscuits with you...This was a hit with my family... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality,  Johanna of Mama Chocolate and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Birthday Bash Giveaway

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Welcome to The Birthday Bash Event hosted by Andersons Angels. This Event features a little bit of everything to help you through a Birthday Bash! Each blog has gathered up a unique Prize Package of $20 or more so be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on February 10th at 11:59pm EST.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fitness Friday: Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of Fitness Friday!!!

Danielle from We Have It All and I have decided to team up and encourage each other in becoming healthier and we are hoping you will join us!

Every Friday, Danielle and I are going to post an updates which will include things like our diet changes, weight loss, inches lost and activity goals along with the failures or achievements of our past week. Hopefully for me, this means losing enough weight to fit into back into my size 6 pants that I wore before having Sweet Pea… and hopefully a more fit and healthy body over all.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crockpot Thursdays: Chicken Fajitas


Welcome to the first week of  Crock pot Thursday by Andersons Angels, and Staying Me. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Crock Pot Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

Feel free to linky up your yummy recipes...Please just make sure you grab the button above and have it displayed somewhere in your post and that you link to one of the hosts pages. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Friends & Family



This would be Sarah from The "Riff" Raff Life Blog and I at her Bridal Shower...



This would be my crazy hubby from Cowboyz and Angels Blog and I at Sarah's Wedding Reception



This would be Sweet Pea and her BFF



Bubba and his buddy AJ


Pumpkin and his friend Ali from "Happening of the Harper Household" Blog





Delicious Dish Tuesday: Strawberry Orange Smoothie


Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... This week I am sharing my Strawberry Orange Smoothie with you...This was a hit with my family... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality,  Johanna of Mama Chocolate and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 Travel Guide


I have decided to put together a 2013 Travel Guide this year to help all my wonderful followers find great deals on vacation destinations. This Travel Guide will be similar to the Holiday Guide I did with Joy of Momma Joyner but instead of helping you find great gifts for your family it will help you find wonderful vacation spots. My goal for this Travel Guide is to provide you with some great options that are available and recommended by me for vacation spots and activities this year. I have started to get some great Resorts teaming up with me on the Travel Guide and I can not wait to bring you the reviews.

To access the Travel Guide all you need to do is just click on the button on the left side of my blog marked 2013 Travel Guide. There you will be able to see my recommendations for Family Resorts, Couple's Resorts and Attractions. Make sure to check make periodically to see if I have added any new places or activities. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fitness Friday: Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3 of Fitness Friday!!!

Danielle from We Have It All and I have decided to team up and encourage each other in becoming healthier and we are hoping you will join us!

Every Friday, Danielle and I are going to post an updates which will include things like our diet changes, weight loss, inches lost and activity goals along with the failures or achievements of our past week. Hopefully for me, this means losing enough weight to fit into back into my size 6 pants that I wore before having Sweet Pea… and hopefully a more fit and healthy body over all.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Art



Delicious Dish Tuesday: Homemade French Bread Pizza


Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... This week I am sharing my Homemade French Bread Pizza Recipe with you...This was a hit with my family... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality,  Johanna of Mama Chocolate and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Year Comes Changes

As some of you may remember my husband and I have been trying to conceive our fourth child and are having no luck. We tried several different products last year and saw no results.  So I am so excited that it's only the beginning of the year and I am teamed up with a great company that is trying to help Jake and I.

We have changed our eating and drinking habits in hopes that it would help our journey to conceive as well. We have went to a organic/natural diet and been slowly cutting soda out of our diet. Jake has done really well with the stopping of drinking soda me not so well but I am trying. I know this journey is not a easy one for anyone to go through. So I am hoping that my faith in God and the support of my friends and family we will get through it and get it our precious little bundle of joy. 

I am looking forward to telling you about our journey over the next several months and I am hoping that one of my posts will be a "I'm Expecting" post. So any tips, suggestions and prayers you would like to share with us or for us would be much appreciated. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spring Fever Giveaway Hop Blogger Sign Up's


Are you thinking about Spring yet? I know that I am and I can't wait for it to get here. March 20th is the first day of Spring! So why not start getting ready now for the warmer weather, flowers -n- trees budding/blooming and birds chirping. 

Joy of Momma Joyner and Andersons Angels have teamed up to bring you another fun hop the "Spring Fever Giveaway Hop" March 1-15, 2013!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fitness Friday: Week 2

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Welcome to Week 2 of Fitness Friday!!!

Danielle from We Have It All and I have decided to team up and encourage each other in becoming healthier and we are hoping you will join us!
Every Friday, Danielle and I are going to post an updates which will include things like our diet changes, weight loss, inches lost and activity goals along with the failures or achievements of our past week. Hopefully for me, this means losing enough weight to fit into back into my pants that I wore before having Sweet Pea… and hopefully a more fit and healthy body over all.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: ReUseIt.com Glass Water Bottle


With the New Year came new goals for myself. One of those goals was eating healthier but one major part to that also is what I drink. I have always been a big soda drinker and I think that is partially because I was born addicted to it. Yes you read that I right born addicted to Pepsi to be exact. So if you have read my Fitness Friday post then you know I am trying to cut out soda and I have switched to caffeine free. I would like to drink more water but have never been a big fan of it unless I can add some kind of flavoring. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Birthday Bash Blogger Sign Ups

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With Sweet Pea's 2nd Birthday right around the corner it made me want to do a Birthday themed Blog Hop! I hope you will join me in this fun event...

A Heart For God

As most of you know I am homeschooling Bubba this year. Well today I decided to sit down and work on his yearbook form while he was doing some independent work. There were several questions for the kids to answer and I want to tell you about two of Bubba's responses to these questions.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Sledding

Sorry once again not a Wordless Wednesday :-)

~This was Sweet Pea's first time sled riding and she loved it...

 
~Nana and Sweet Pea coming up the hill
 
~Papa on the toboggan with Bubba, Sweet Pea and Pumpkin

Artisan Soda Workshop Book Review & Giveaway

One thing that I love to have around my house are cookbooks. I have started to get more natural and healthy cookbooks as well to go along with my one goal for 2013. Well during last year I was sent a very neat book to review and I am so excited to talk to you about it today.

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Beer Bread



Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... I am re sharing my Beer Bread Recipe with you all again...This is one of my families favorites and it tastes just like Tastefully Simples Bread as well...I hope you enjoy it as much as we do... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality,  Johanna of Mama Chocolate and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Born Again....

So I was sitting here trying to think of what to post and nothing was coming to mind. I have so much on my mind right now and don't know where to start to even get everything out. But while I was sitting here Third Day's song "Born Again" popped into my head so I thought I would share it with all of you.
 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year/New You Giveaway Hop - $60+ Value

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Welcome to the New Year/New You Giveaway Hop hosted by Andersons Angels and Joy of Momma Joyner. This Event features a little bit of everything to help you keep those New Goals you set! Each blog has gathered up a unique Prize Package of $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on January 20th at 11:59pm EST.
Good Luck!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

PishPoshBaby Lay-N-Go Review


I am super excited to announce that I am part of the PishPoshBaby Blogger Program! They have so many great products and I am very excited to get the chance to review them! By doing so I will let you know why they are a great place to find products for the little ones in your life.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fitness Friday: Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of Fitness Friday!!!
Yes Week 1 we are starting over for the New Year and hoping to be able to actually stick with this time around last year was a total failure for me...

Danielle from We Have It All and I have decided to team up and encourage each other in becoming healthier and we are hoping you will join us!
Every Friday, Danielle and I are going to post an updates which will include things like our diet changes, weight loss, inches lost and activity goals along with the failures or achievements of our past week. Hopefully for me, this means losing enough weight to fit into back into my pants that I wore before having Sweet Pea… and hopefully a more fit and healthy body over all.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

It Begins

Our journey to a healthier lifestyle has begun. Yesterday Jake and I went grocery shopping which included a dinner list for the week. I am doing weekly meal plans which will mean more trips to the store but I think it will be worth it since I am only wanting to use fresh ingredients. I was so proud of myself that I did not load up the cart with all my normal canned veggies instead all fresh. A few times Jake asked what it was that I was getting because he wasn't use to seeing them...like the fresh herbs I got. I am so excited about this change for my family. I feel that it will be a good one and it will not only help us feel better but will also help with the management of Bubba's ADHD.

I am hoping that the change in our eating habits will also help with Jake and I trying to conceive our fourth and most likely last child. There are several changes coming to our household this year just when they will occur I am unsure of. But I feel that the Lord will lead us in the right direction and help us through all that lies ahead. How are your goals/resolutions coming along so far this year?? I would love to hear about them...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: In Memory

Yesterday I lost my Great Uncle Howard to lung cancer... He was the greatest man I ever knew. He served his country and family very well for many years and he will truly be missed by all that knew him... RIP Uncle Howard we all love you...

This is a picture of my Great Uncle Howard, his Grandson Paul and his wife Charlotte.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013



Now that the New Year is here most of us are starting on our New Year Resolutions and are hoping for a better year. I to am doing this with a couple resolutions that I am hoping I can stick too. Unfortunately for my family 2013 has not started off on a good foot. I lost my Great Uncle Howard today from a long battle with Lung Cancer. He was the greatest man I knew growing up and he served his country for many wonderful years as well. He will truly be missed by many people.
 
My Resolutions for 2013:
1. To switch my cooking over to all natural and organic
2. To be patient with my children and a better parent overall
3. Try to stay caught up on all my blogging and not fall so far behind
 
Well these are my resolutions for the new year...I tried to make ones that I felt I could keep and I hope I did...I would love to hear some of your goals for the New Year...
 
 

My Top 10 Posts of 2012


Everyone seems to be listing their Top 10 Posts of 2012 or giving their Traffic Report for the year 2012 so I figured I'd join along!

It's really all very exciting to me and I can't wait to start this new year and I can learn how to improve. I've made some fantastic blogger friends who have helped me along the way and taught me so much. We've also learned a lot together and shared some awesome ideas!

So here we go...
My Top 10 Posts of 2012!