5 ways to naturally relieve seasonal congestion

Zarrbee's Naturals Seasonal Relief

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.”   When we first moved to Texas we thought our then 2 year old daughter had a weak immune system and kept falling ill. It was only later that we learned that her congested nose was actually the result of seasonal allergies. Her 1st Pediatrician suggested we give her … [Read more...]

Legends of Oz arrives on May 9! {+ 50$ Gift Card -A #LegendsOfOz Giveaway}

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A few more days before Dorothy returns to Oz!   With new characters joining the original Oz gang, Legends of Oz is expected to reveal more adventure and challenges to overcome when compared to Dorothy's first journey down the yellow brick road.  I can't wait to see what my favorite Scarecrow has up his straw filled sleeve this time round. While waiting for Legends of Oz to open in theaters, nationwide, on May the 9th, check out the Legends … [Read more...]

Sibling love is…

Easter 2014

. Sibling love is...   sharing your Easter eggs with your big sister because she didn't get a lot of eggs during the church's Easter egg hunt and later organizing a thank you Easter egg hunt in your backyard,  for your little brother, because you were touched that he shared his loot so lovingly.   I hope you had a good Easter. We did. And these two memories made the weekend one of the best ever, for this Mama. … [Read more...]

My Summer Must-Do List! {+ A 3000$ #SpringIntoSavings Sweeps: 4/21-4/23}

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This summer I have a long list of must-dos while the kids are out of school. I really need to work on setting up that vegetable garden I've been procrastinating on and while I'm on that, I think our flower bed needs more than just a few more flowers. (The kids wants us to plant more flowers to attract the hummingbirds when they come back.) Our bathrooms need a re-paint, so also our doors. (My kitchen pantry door especially has enough … [Read more...]

Accessorize your toilet rolls with Toilet Paper Origami {Tutorial}

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Scott Brand, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Scottvalue http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV"   With summer right around the corner I know we will be entertaining much more. And not being one to splurge on fancy, expensive accessories to "pretty"up our home, I'm always on the hunt for frugal (and easy) ways to bring beauty into corners of … [Read more...]

How to use Jelly Beans to teach kids the Easter story

Jelly Beans

  I love being able to find ways to teach my kids using things they find, use,or in this case consume, in their everyday lives. And with Easter right around the corner, chocolate eggs and jelly beans grace store shelves everywhere we go. Thanks to a Sunday School lesson my 3 year old was taught, we were introduced to a new way to remember the Easter story. I tried to look up where this originated from but from what I can find, … [Read more...]

Honey Oat Bread {Recipe}

Honey Oat Bread- Mommy Snippets

I'm no Martha Stewart in the kitchen but I have been making decent progress over the past number of months. And thanks to a recipe a friend passed on for an easy-to-bake, healthy, yummy and very wholesome bread, I feel a little more accomplished knowing that baking bread from scratch has been marked off my must-learn-to-bake list! (So there's no yeast involved but it's bread, so that counts!!) I'm sure you will find all these … [Read more...]

Today a Reader {Word-filled Wednesday}

Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader quote.

  My mother loves books. She lives in a two bedroom apartment or rather a one bedroom apartment as the 2nd bedroom has been taken over by her books. I remember the time we asked her to go through her collection and give away books she wouldn't read again. After a few hours she came with two books in hand! Her books are her treasures!!   My children have inherited her love for books. My 8 year old, especially, can sit down … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice {Recipe}

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice

The Better Chip provided me with product and/or compensation for this post, however the opinions I shared are my own.   A few weeks ago Dottie tasted her very first Chicken Tortilla Soup and begged me to look up a recipe and make some for her. Some time last week, I finally had all the essential ingredients to make the soup... except I decided to do a little improvising with the spices and chose to avoid using chicken broth. I also chose to … [Read more...]

10 ways to reduce your utility bill this summer using LED power & more. {#LEDSavings}

10 ways to reduce your utility bill this summer

Living in Texas has it's pros and cons. Our summers definitely fall into the latter and while the air-conditioning will be cranked up in most homes, the energy bills will definitely be physical proof of the dent in the monthly family budget. Our family has already begun working towards cutting energy costs around our home. A few inputs into the power consumption calculator were enough to convince us to switch to using LED power instead. That and … [Read more...]