Quick & Easy Dinner: Layered Taco Bake Recipe

Note about this recipe: I adapted this recipe after seeing a taco shell kit for a layered bake.  I glanced over the kit and decided I could make my own for less money.  Of course, when I went to make it I couldn’t remember how they layered it so this is what


Back to School Phones with Straight Talk

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. School has started which means kids are checking out all the new cool stuff their friends got as well as the start of events and activities for the school year.  If you


$125 Paypal Cash Giveaway ~ (WW) ~ Closed

I recently won some cash and let me tell you – it’s fun to win! I wish you luck and hope you can win some too. Holidays are coming fast and we all need some extra green, right? Several of us from the BSMB crew decided to get together and pool our


Back to School with NEW Kleenex Travel Packs

We all know that back to school in the fall means cold and flu season is right around the corner. It also means little hands and noses will need to cover coughs and sneezes. Kleenex – practically synonymous with facial tissue – offers a variety of sizes so you (and your kids)


Before Baby I Never Thought…

My life has changed in a lot of ways after having a baby. These are some of the unexpected…. I’d look into someone else’s eyes while they pooped I’d look into someone else’s eyes while I pooped I’d watch someone eat Cheerios while they pooped and look cute I’d hold someone while


YoYo Lipgloss Minis Review & Giveaway (Closed)

I’m a lip balm nut.  This obsession started when I was a tween.  I had Dr. Pepper flavored chapstick and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!  While I don’t have a tween girl (yet – oh my gawd…) I know some of you do!  I do have tween aged nieces


Forty Days of Fabulous Giveaway Event Starts… Now! #40daysfab

Lordy, Lordy, Yankee Texan Mom is turning 40! Not one to go quietly, she’s partnered with some fabulous bloggers to help her celebrate…. including me! It’s her birthday, but we’ve come together to give y’all the presents! Each blogger has donated a giveaway and we will be giving away nearly $1000 in


Breastfeeding Must Have Prize Pack at Mama on a Green Mission

My bloggy friend April of Mama on a Green Mission is participating in the Let Love Nourish breastfeeding awareness event. She has a nice prize pack put together:


Marley & Me: The Puppy Years {Movie Review}

Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog,” who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley outwits Dobermans, Shepherds and Collies, while stealing hearts in his own unique and


Farm Rich {Food} Review & Giveaway ~ (Closed)

Being a busy person, I’m drawn to quick foods.  And snack foods.  I’m a total grazer… I was on the go a lot when I was working so it’s just how I ate.  Now that I’m home I’m still busy, but in a different way.  I still don’t have time for extravagant


New Daily Deal Site: Living Deal

There are more and more deal sites coming up which means more accessible deals for you! Living Deal is brand new! Are you looking for daily deals from shopping, spa, gym, restaurant and other social functions? This site is for you!


August Follow Frenzy ~ $130 Cash or Amazon GC #Giveaway (Closed)

Welcome to Follow Frenzy August! hosted by Formula Mom & Tales from the Nursery! I’m pretty excited about being a part of this and bringing it to you once a month! This month you have a chance to win $130 paid via PayPal or Amazon gift code! Each entry is another chance


Continuing to #BagItForward With an Elmer’s Glue Crew Collection Box

For some, school has started already, for others, it will start soon! I know my nephew has his school supplies and my sister-in-law has classroom supplies thanks to my participation in the Bag It Forward Program with Elmer’s and Walmart. Now it’s time to take it a step further and make sure


Earn Free Swag With SwagBucks!

This post is brought to you by Swagbucks, but written by me! I’m sure you’ve heard of Swagbucks.com by now.  If you haven’t, then I’m happy to share something new with you!  If you have heard of them, but aren’t sure about signing up, maybe this information will help you decide.  Swagbucks.com provides you


Backup Your Computer With Carbonite

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ahh, the digital age!  Much of our lives has been digitized.  It’s part convenience and part preservation.  Don’t want to worry about losing papers or photos falling apart?  We scan things, upload things,


Gift Idea: Free 8×10 Canvas from Canvas People

Wouldn’t this make a great gift?  It’s never too early to think about the holidays, right? At least it’s after July… I think these look nice for scenery and landscape photos, but they are a unique way to display family photos too.  I want to get one but I need to get


Family Reunions, Horses & Breastfeeding

I’m still recovering and catching up from all the family stuff last week.  We had Brian’s grandma’s funeral last Wednesday and then we went out of town for several days for a family reunion.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, to be honest.  I knew it was relatives from his grandma’s side


Prepare for Back-to-School with a College Cold & Flu Kit!

  When I was in college, back to school preparations meant supplies, expensive textbooks, clothes, dorm gear, instant meals, laundry, and beer.  Thinking back, a Cold & Flu Kit would have been a good idea.  It’s easy to pass illnesses around in the dorms due to the tight quarters and lack of good


What’s Your Back to School Tradition?

Back to school is more than just shopping for school supplies and clothes, though I looked forward to those things when I was a little kid and in college.  The middle school and high school years resulted in a lot of anxiety. One tradition that stands out in my memory started with


Easy Dessert Recipe: Creamy Strawberry-Banana Jello

I’ve tweaked this recipe from Kraft Foods just a bit and it is a big hit at family gatherings.  I’m often asked to bring along my Jello, so I thought I’d share it with all of you!  It’s pretty easy.  Most of the prep time is just fridge time! Ingredients: 1 pk