Delicious 4th of July Dessert Ideas

4th of july dessert ideas

With Independence Day only a few days away, you may be getting your menu ready and looking for some delicious 4th of July dessert ideas.  Growing up, I always looked forward to this particular day because my daddy grilled the best barbecue ribs and my mom’s potato salad just couldn’t be beat!  Our house would overflow with friends and family and if you went home hungry, it was … [Read more...]

My First Fatherless Father’s Day

Fatherless father's day

This year I experienced my first fatherless Father's Day. June 2014 was the last Father’s Day I would get to spend with my daddy, but I wasn’t aware of it then.  Despite knowing for the past five years that he was living on borrowed time, he was still pretty strong and able.  I can remember that weekend vividly. We had a family reunion that same weekend and on Sunday I was … [Read more...]

The 5 Rules of Laundry #stylebymethod #clevermethod


I think I’ve mentioned before that out of all of my household chores, doing laundry is my favorite.  I’m very serious!  I would much rather do laundry than cook or wash dishes any day of the week.  Fortunately, the kitchen is an area my husband excels in and enjoys, so it works out for us.  He often jokes about how I won’t let him do our laundry, but it’s mostly true.  I have a … [Read more...]

Bladder Leakage is Not a Problem with Depend Silhouette Active Fit #ad #vn #underwareness


I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for the Depend brand. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Depend and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. If you’ve ever been pregnant, given birth, or have diabetes, you may be interested to know that these are all … [Read more...]

How To Make Playdough


If you have ever wanted to learn how to make playdough, I have some great playdough recipes to share with you.  It’s very easy to make and definitely one of those activities that keep kids entertained for long stretches of time.  It’s also one of those perfect summer indoor activities for when it’s just too hot to venture out.  These recipes are very easy and include basic … [Read more...]

I’ve Found the Most Comfortable Shoes Ever!


I love shoes and I think I have definitely found the most comfortable shoes ever.  I stopped being a shoe hoarder years ago, but I seriously used to love me some shoes.  I can remember my husband just staring in disbelief at the 40-something pairs I owned when we first got married.  My feet were a lot younger back then, and now I HAVE to have some support since I’m on my feet … [Read more...]

My Skincare Routine


It seems like I am always searching for the perfect skincare to keep me from looking my age.  Don’t we all?  I know in my head I’m 40, but I don’t really feel like I’m 40 and I certainly want to slow down the aging process on my face.  I know that’s not entirely possible, so my skincare routine seems to be always evolving to fit my needs.  Sometimes my face … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get More Family Time


You may not realize it, but family time is really important, especially for families that include children of any age. You not only need to spend time with younger children to build a bond with them, but teenagers desire your attention too. The best way to give your kids that most needed attention is to plan a family night or day. You can do this once a week, or even just … [Read more...]

5 Vehicle Podcasts for Serious Auto Enthusiasts


Are you passionate about vehicles?  Have you ever had questions about auto maintenance or just love to talk cars and trucks?  Vehicle podcasts are an excellent way to gain more knowledge about your ride or the one you wish you had.  Listening to podcasts is an excellent way to pass the time if you have a commute and can’t get enough of talking cars and … [Read more...]

3 Summer Fun Getaway Ideas


Summer is the perfect time to load up the family vehicle and set out on a new adventure. There are so many places you can visit alone or with your family, but long distances and travel expenses can become costly. If you are looking for some great summer getaway ideas that won’t require a long distance or break the bank, here are three fun suggestions. State Parks - Chances … [Read more...]