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High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

14 Sick Day Essentials for Kids


 Kids are so adorable and loving, but they are little creatures full of germs. They are always packing and spreading germs. Despite  our best efforts to keep them healthy, they still get sick. It's a natural part of life for them to get sick every once in a while.  It's best to stay prepared with sick day essentials because you never know when sickness will occur.  The last thing you want to do  is have to get your sick kid out and go to the store for the essentials they need to feel better. So, here are some essentials you should always have on hand, just in case they get sick all of a sudden.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Family Moments in A Distracted Age




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If you are lucky enough to have a family of your own, you know of all the good things that come with it.
Having a family for some is to feel secure with the people around you, who you can count on, with who you can share your problems, who are there to spend their time with you and know you well enough to pick you up when you are down.

22 Things Food Allergy Moms Wish You Knew



My son was diagnosed with severe life threatening food allergies when he was only 15 months old. He is peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergic. He is now 5 years old, so we have been dealing with his food allergies for a few years now. I live with the knowledge and fear everyday of what people deem as an ordinary food could be life threatening for my son. People do not take food allergies nearly as seriously as they should. Here are 22 Things Food Allergy Moms Wish You Knew.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

5 Mother’s Day Gifts For $25 and Under




Mother's Day is fastly approaching, are you ready? It's a holiday that should most definitely be celebrated. There is nothing in this world like your mom! A mother deserves a private island, but no one can afford that. Nowadays people have to budget when purchasing gifts, but there are gifts and ways to celebrate your mom on her special day without breaking the bank. Here are 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for $25 and Under that any mom is sure to love.

3 Inspiring Scriptures To Help Parents Keep The Faith (And Their Sanity)


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Parenthood is the most wonderful journey of our lives. It forges us into the best possible versions of ourselves in the pursuit of raising our children to be the best that they can be. It gives us an opportunity to relive the best moments of our childhood as we create a parenting style that’s almost a “greatest hits” of what our parents did for us. Christmases and birthdays become more magical than they’ve been since we were kids and every single day there seems to be a little extra wonder in the world when you look at your child’s smile.
But let’s be honest… It has its challenges, too.

45 Adorable Mother's Day Coupons


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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to make our moms feel special, but sometimes it can be a bit stressful to select the perfect gift (especially if you don’t have the time to go looking!).

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

How We Save Money On Groceries


One of the most stressful things for people to do seems to be grocery shopping. I used to despise being the one to have to go grocery shop, but now that I am saving money, I don't mind it so much.  It actually took me a while to get to where I wanted to be with our grocery budget. Thanks to some amazing tips from Whitney from Come Home for Comfort, I have been able to come up with a system that works best for our family of 3.  Be sure to check out all of Whitney's great tips. She has helped me so tremendously! Here is How We Save Money On Groceries. I hope these tips help you!

17 Ways to Boost Your Mood



We all have bad days here and there, but sometimes it seems like we have a lot of bad days. There are times when I seem to constantly be in a bad mood for no particular reason at all. I have always dealt with Anxiety Issues but sometimes it really gets the best of me and leads to panic attacks. This is when I know I really have to work on myself and find ways to calm myself and boost my mood. Self- Care and Mental Health is very very important and should not be taken lightly.  Here are some tried and true ways that have always seemed to help me. I hope they help you too!

Take Your Family On The Best Road Trip Ever

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When you have a family, some of the most wonderful times will be had away from home when you are enjoying your time together. However, this can often be expensive, but that is where the idea of a road trip comes in! In this article, we are going to be looking at how you can plan one of the best road trips ever that will be full of memories as well as fun! Keep reading if you are interested in hearing some of our ideas.

H54F: Easter Recap


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

H54F: Kindergarten Registration & School Fun

Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

7 Scriptures to Remember during Easter

Every year when Easter is near, I get very emotional.  The Easter story recounts the death and resurrection of Jesus so that we could have forgiveness of our sins and spend eternity in heaven. The Easter Story also presents the end of his life, the painful details of his suffering on the cross, and the resurrection on that third and glorious day. Easter isn't a story about a bunny rabbit that brings a basket full of goodies, It's a story of true love with the gift of Salvation that Jesus brings. So as Easter approaches, prepare your heart with these 7 Scriptures. They show what the true love of God is all about.

Another Way to Wear Dresses for Spring




This year I'm loving Floral Dresses for Spring.  I think they help welcome the Spring season so well. However, the weather has not been as warm as I would like to be able to wear dresses. So today I'm sharing with you Another Way to Wear Dresses for Spring.

Do You Have A Pet Plan In Your Household?

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As a parent, you’ve probably read countless books explaining the various stages of children’s development. You know approximately what to expect at the different steps of your child’s growth process. You’re ready for what there is to come, whether you’re saving for college or helping them to make their first friend at school. Broadly speaking, this is your child’s plan, aka a combination of budgeting strategy, educational tips, and behavioral know-how which plays a significant role in your parenting responsibilities.
But, when you adopt a pet, more often than not, you can forget to consider the full extent of your duties toward your furry friend. Ultimately, a pet just like a child relies on you for emotional and intellectual growth, entertainment, love, overall well-being.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Who Can Support Your Family?




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Raising a family isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it! All parents go through tough times, some of which can be very stressful and overwhelming. Thankfully, though, you can remember that you aren’t in this on your own. There are plenty of people out there who you will be able to turn to for help and advice at the times when you need them the most.

5 Free Things To Do While Visiting The Smoky Mountains


Recently my family and I spent a relaxing weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains. It is my favorite place to visit, and I actually prefer it over the beach. There is just something about the Smoky Mountains that is so peaceful, and the beauty is like none other. There is so much to see and do, but things can get expensive quick. If you are on a budget or just trying to save money, here are 5 Free Things To Do While Visiting The Smoky Mountains.

Leopard Print and Rainbow Stripes


It’s been said that animal print and stripes don’t go together, but I’m here to disagree. I think they go great together and make a bold fashion statement. I’m loving this Leopard Print and Rainbow Stripes tee. Mixing the two together is the perfect way to transition into Spring attire now that warmer days are on the horizon.

The Everlasting Magic Of Historical Family Homes

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Think about your ideal home. If you are torn between a modern contemporary home with technology and advanced materials and a historical home of earthy charm with wood and stone, you’re not the only one. It's been a longstanding difficult choice to make for many people because both styles have a lot to offer. But the traditional historical home has for a long time, been the set standard. It's little wonder because these homes have literally stood the test of time for all kinds of families. Homes that are hundreds of years old, don’t seem out of place. In fact they seem to age like wine, becoming more and more grand as the years go by. Something about timeless style attracts us all, especially when you are thinking of changing homes for your family. Whether you’re already sold, teetering on the brink or just browsing, here are a few strong reasons why historical homes are so loved.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup




































I love slow cooker meals! They seriously are such time savers and make life much easier. When you're a busy mom, you don't have time to stand over the stove for a few hours. Even if you do have time, why would you want to? I love meals that you can just dump into the slow cooker, forget about and go on about your day. At the end of the day, you have a delicious meal waiting on you without all that hard work. One of my favorite slow cooker meals is my go to Chicken Taco Soup.

High Five For Friday




Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Tickled Pink for Spring


 Y'all I'm so excited that Spring is finally here! Give me all of the beautiful bright colors, please! It seems like when the sun is shining and I have on bold colors, my mood is instantly better. Is anyone else like that? 

6 Bucket Lists To Help You Live Your Best Life











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When you start to build a family you realize that your loved ones are the most important thing that’s ever happened to you. It really puts things in perspective and reminds you of what truly matters in life.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Spring Bucket List 2019


Hello  Spring!  I am so glad you have finally arrived!  I have waited on you for what seems like forever, so you are most definitely welcome here.

How I Maintain My Short Hair

Last September, I went out on a limb and made the decision to chop my long hair off. And I am so glad that I did. What once was hard to maintain and style is no longer a problem for me, it's definitely much easier to style now that it is short.  I now have healthier hair and certainly more volume. I have been asked several times "How do you maintain your short hair?" So I figured it was time to do a blog post about it.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Casual St. Patrick’s Day Style


There is something about the color green that seems so cheerful to me. I don't know if it's because it is the color for St. Patrick's Day or if it just reminds me that Spring is almost near. We will soon see lots of beautiful green trees and vibrant flowers. Brighter days are up ahead and that makes my heart so happy! So when I saw this beautiful green shirt on clearance for $2.98 at our local Walmart, I knew I wasn't passing it up. It's one of those mood boosting, confident giving basis tees.

5 Unusual Foods That Are Packed Full Of Amazing Health Benefits

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When it comes to health & fitness, your diet is everything. If you don’t eat the right things, then you’ll never see the desired results. It’s not a tricky thing to understand, and eating healthy is far easier than most people think. All you need is a balanced diet full of protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber and vitamins.

No doubt you’re aware of many foods that are considered ‘healthy’ and good for you to eat. You know what I’m talking about; fruit, lean chicken, broccoli, oats - and all the other trendy health foods out there. But, today’s post is going to look at some of the more unusual foods that you probably don’t eat regularly. They may seem a bit strange, but adding them to your diet will help you see some fantastic health benefits!

My Favorite Must-Haves




We all have some favorite things that we love and that we use on an almost daily basis.  Today, I am linking up with friends from The Blended Blog to talk about a few of my favorite things that I absolutely must have and some are a few favorites because they hold a special meaning to me. Here are my favorites...

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Why We Stopped Having Big Birthday Parties


Recently our son turned 5, and this is the first year that we didn't do a BIG Birthday Party. He actually said that he didn't want a BIG Party this year , but we wasn't planning on having him a big party anyway. Here are the reasons why...

Shop Til' You Drop: TBB Asks


Happy March Y'all! I'm so glad it is finally March. That means Spring is right around the corner and I cannot wait. I'm so over Winter! I'm ready for warm Spring days and beautiful bright colors. With Spring coming up, it gives me a great excuse to shop for a new Spring Wardrobe and for Spring Decor. Today I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog to bring you this month's edition of TBB Asks which is all about shopping.

High Five For Friday





Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

Instant Pot Ziti


I love Italian food and I love Pasta! Who doesn't love pasta? I love getting the Ziti from Olive Garden, but I very seldom get to get it. The closest Olive Garden to us is over an hour away, so I don't get to go as often as I would like. However, I can make my own Ziti at home and it is actually pretty tasty. It's super easy too if you own an Instant Pot. You can also make it on the stove and it's just as delicious. My husband and I prefer this Ziti over Spaghetti any day, and I have a feeling you will too.

Printable Birthday Interview For Kids







Last week, my son Raylan turned the big 5 years old. I made sure to do a whole day full of fun-filled activities and themes relating to his birthday. That's when this idea struck me. Why not do a birthday interview? It's something that I could put in a safe place to keep and reflect back on years later. It's also a way to remember how sweet he was at the tender age of 5 and remember how precious his answers were. It's actually an Interview that you can ask your child the same questions at every birthday and see just how much their answers have changed within a years time. I had so much fun asking Raylan these questions and hearing his sweet answers. It really was a precious memory for me that I will always treasure and something that I will look forward to doing every year.  So I have put together a FREE printable birthday interview template that you can use to interview your child on his or her birthday.  Below are FREE printable copies for a boy interview and a girl interview. Be sure to click on the proper link, print them out and begin making fun birthday memories with your child. These are wonderful keepsakes to look back on years from now and see your child's changing answers and personalities as they grow into an adult. 



Click here for Free Printable Boy Birthday Interview



Click here for Free Printable Girl Birthday Interview


Have fun making lots of Birthday Memories!

High Five For Turning Five



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

I hope everyone had a great week. Unfortunately, my week wasn't much better than last week. After having the flu, I also caught the terrible stomach bug so it's been a pretty rough week and a half for me. The flu is going around bad here in Ky. They even cancelled school this week because of it. Hopefully they can sanitize the schools good and everyone can start feeling better soon. It's also been a good week because Raylan celebrated his 5th birthday on Wednesday. He said he wished to not have to go to school on his birthday and his wish came true.  Here are 5 of my favorite photos of him for his 5th birthday.


1) He was so excited to tell everyone that he had turned 5. He woke up and thought he had grown much taller and stronger overnight since he had turned 5. He has made sure to tell everyone that he is now 5.




2) I was still recovering from my all of my sicknesses and his birthday was a very rainy day, but we still celebrated at home with cake and pizza. He loves Thomas the Train and had requested a Thomas the Train cake this year.


3) A long time family friend of ours mailed him a birthday card with some money and he was ecstatic that he had mail and money.




4) Our neighbor is such a crafty lady. She made him Percy from Thomas and Friends out of a Kleenex box, construction paper and other items she had laying around. Raylan was in love with it and now has it displayed on his bedroom dresser.


5) This photo was taken back in January, but the only thing he asked for his birthday was this Thomas the Train Super Station. He said he didn't even want a big birthday party. All he wanted was this Super Station. I must say it has been one of the best gifts we have ever gotten him. He has definitely played with it more than any of his other toys.  Yes, we let him have his birthday present almost a month early. However, we did get him a few small gifts to open on his actual birthday.


That’s a wrap for my week. How was your week? I hope it was great!

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