My family and I will be venturing out at 4am on Friday morning to get our Black Friday shopping on. Now, I will tell you that we are NOT amatuers when it comes to shopping on Black Friday. We have been doing this for a few years and while the first year was a learning experience, every other year afterward, we have been more prepared than ever.
Thanks to Oriental Trading for supplying me with the items I needed to host my Cookie Exchange at church. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
I love hosting parties. I am one of those true Southerners who believes that getting together with friends and family is how you celebrate the holidays. I decided that this year, I wanted to celebrate this fun and festive holiday this year with a cookie swap with the ladies of our church, so I turned to Oriental Trading to help me do just that!
Everyone needs to have mashed potatoes with turkey on Thanksgiving, right? Here is my tried and true recipe and it is SO darn good!
Thanksgiving is in just a few days and let me tell you that I am SO ready for the big bird turkey day!! One of our favorite dishes is Mashed Potatoes, and I have gotten to where I skip those instant ones in the box and make homemade. They taste SO much better and I can make a ton for my potato loving family.
I am so disgusted right now. I just stepped on the scale just to see where I am with my weight and to be honest, every bit of weight I lost this year, I have gained it back. EVERY. SINGLE. BIT. I feel like crying and screaming because I am SO dadgum tired of being over weight. Something has got to give. Something has GOT to change. For me, this is it. I am not going through this another moment.
I have to be determined to do this.
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I am one of those women that struggle with my self esteem. When I look in the mirror, all I see are my flaws — the lines beneath my eyes, the dark circles, the 50 pounds of weight that I have put on. However, there are some things that I have learned to do for myself that helps me to love myself in a way that only I can. By loving myself, I am teaching my daughter to love herself too.
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Mittens and Tucker are a curious pair. They are constantly getting into things. For one — Tucker loves to sneak into Mittens room and eat her cat food. We have bee using just a baby gate to try and keep him out, but it was breaking and he could manuever his way around it. We knew it was time to try out something pet related that would keep him out, so we turned to Richell USA and their sturdy pet gates to help us out.
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Thanksgiving is next week, so this week I am ferociously making plans and menus for our big dinner next week. Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that I can promise you will want to make this year.
I am a Mexican food lover more than any other food on the planet, so when I was contacted by the Certified Steak and Seafood Company and they asked me if I wanted to try their meats and create some recipes, I jumped at the chance. They sent me delicious jumbo shrimp, ribeye steak, and this gorgeous flank steak. With the flank steak, I knew I was going to be making Quick and Easy Flank Steak Tacos.
When I first started watching Food Network and I saw some of the chefs and cooks on there using a zester and grater for their food, I knew I wanted one. It just seemed like if I was going to be cooking a lot, I needed one. Thankfully, I was contacted by a company to try out their Chef Proven Zester and Grater and I have to tell you how much I love this kitchen gadget.