The Selfie Social Media Cleanse


"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ABC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about ABC Selfie, all opinions are my own."  When the folks at POPSUGAR challenged me to go 24 hours without my cell phone/social media I was all “Pfft. I can totally do that.” I actually went social media free for an entire week when we went on vacation. We found an old VHS tape full of old-school Disney sing along songs and Scarlette and I pushed the coffee table aside to make room for a full on dance party. Then we played a lot of Uno. But that was vacation. On vacation you’re expected to turn your … [Read more...]

Sweet eBook Deal – The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Flash Sale

Remember how last week I mentioned that the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle would be going on sale soon? It's live today! I just got mine and it is full of great stuff - ebooks, e-courses and even physical products! It is a great library of content, from books on DIY bath and beauty to natural green housekeeping to meal planning and clean eating recipes. There several books about homesteading that I want to read, although I will be slightly jealous because I really want to have some chickens and our HOA is all against chickens. They are also against fruit trees, apparently, which is ridiculous because who doesn't want fruit? I would totally … [Read more...]

Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. The day we had our first good ultrasound during my pregnancy we celebrated by going to Bahama Breeze. It is one of my favorite restaurants and so it finds us there often to mark happy milestones like anniversaries or book deals.  Last week I took my friend Kaela just for fun because the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash is going on from June 23rd to August 3rd. They have live music and if you take a selfie and post it to instagram with the hashtag #MyBBSelfie you are entered to win some Bahama Breeze gift cards and swag. So of … [Read more...]

Celebrating Birthdays & National Ice Cream Day with Cold Stone Creamery

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery. All opinions are 100% mine. Cold Stone Creamery has a little bit of history in our family. It has marked many special occassions for us, from one of our first dates sitting outside and sharing an oversized waffle cone bowl to the celebration of a gender ultrasound that read GIRL! It's been our go-to surprise for so long that it's not even really a surprise anymore when one of us comes home with it for the other but it's always excitedly received. We order the exact same thing every time so when Cold Stone Creamery asked if I would be willing to try their new … [Read more...]

Desk Drawer Organization with Duck Brand

desk drawer organization

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was growing up we had a designated drawer in the kitchen that we called "The Junk Drawer" and it was, as the name suggests where all of the random junk laying around the house ended up. I have a slight problem with all of my drawers becoming "Junk Drawers."  For example, let's talk about my desk drawer: THAT IS A BUMPIT, Y'ALL. Why do I even still own a Bumpit in 2014? This is a huge problem on so many levels. After giving my office chairs a bit of a makeover I decided to get it together and organize my … [Read more...]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Wayfair Daily Sales

Wayfair Daily Sales Lighting

Recently I was asked to be a contributor to the Idea Lounge at Wayfair, which I was pretty excited about because we are still living mid-renovation around here so I am not lacking for home improvement projects to share. Plus, I just really like Wayfair because it's kind of one-stop shopping for all things home decor. As a bonus, I was given $100 to shop their Daily Sales section, which is sort of like the flash sale portion of their site. They launch every day at noon EST and are up to 70% off. You know I like a good sale and they offer it across multiple categories, so it looks something like this: I stalked the sales for a few days … [Read more...]

Indulging In A Dinner and Dessert Date Night Gelato Style


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine. Being asked to try the new Breyers Gelato Indulgences was basically a no-brainer, y'all. I mean, gelato. That is all. We broke out the gelato for date night this week. With our crazy schedules and equally crazy three year old, Movie-Night-At-Home is kind of our date night things. It's easy and affordable and we don't really watch much television so I always look forward to it. J cooked us dinner while I took on the task of setting the date night mood by lighting some candles and finding something to watch on Netflix. I am very … [Read more...]

Mentioning My Unmentionables #SkimmiesPromo

Jockey Skimmies slipshorts #sponsored

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jockey Skimmies® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jockey Skimmies®, all opinions are my own. I had a few formal events recently and I like to wear slips under my dresses. Or, well, it's not that I like to. It's that I am very southern and feel weirdly exposed without a slip on under my dresses. Which is why I agreed to try out the new Jockey Skimmies® slipshorts, because they are slips that are shorts. Has anyone told the Duggar girls about these? Because I feel as though they would really love them. I have the unfortunate problem of … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Atlanta to Destin in the 2014 Kia Forte EX #drivekia

2014 Kia Forte EX Review

This spring J and I were able to sneak away to Destin for a weekend to celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary. The only tiny glitch in our plan was that our car needed to go in the shop around the same time. The kind folks over at DriveSTI offered to let me borrow a car for the trip so that we didn't have to rent one, for which my pocketbook was hugely thankful. (Plus I mean it when I say kind because the deal was that I would write a blog post about all my feelings on said car and obviously I did not get that posted in a timely manner. I'm real appreciative of their patience with me in a month that unexpectedly turned out to be one of … [Read more...]