HGTV Jessie Chair Giveaway #HGTVJessieChair

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I don't know about you but anytime I watch HGTV I feel motivated to redecorate, clean clutter and start making the inside (and outside) of my home more user friendly. My husband and I wake up early on Saturday morning, drink a cup of coffee while watch a few shows on HGTV. Once our coffee is done, we are ready to tackle our Saturday morning cleaning rituals and honey-do lists. It's giveaway time! We’re excited to be working with SAHM Reviews and a group of CoHosts to give away an amazing Continue Reading

How to Stay on a Budget When Friends and Family Visit #BayouTravel

How to stay on a budget when friends and family visit

No matter how good we are about staying on budget, there are times when we entirely blow our whole budget for the month. Family and friends that are visiting, or even friends that we ordinarily spend time with, can sometimes talk us into spending more on activities and shopping that we would if left on our own. With the Mardi Gras & Easter holidays approaching, and more visits with family and friends that you are normally used to, this is a great time to go over your finances and arm yourself Continue Reading

Makeup Bag Essentials for a Natural Look

Creating a natural look with makeup is one of the easiest looks to accomplish because you are just trying to enhance your everyday appearance rather than change it with a huge application of makeup. In order to create an easy to put together, natural look of essentials that you can keep in your makeup bag for everyday use, look for items that are as close to your skin color as possible. Look for these fab finds to help you put together the perfect makeup bag essentials to create a natural Continue Reading

6 Ways Your College Student Can Save Money

Money Saving Tips 6 Ways Your College Student Can Save Money

College is not a cheap life experience. There are books, tuition, room and board, and gas to shell out money for. That doesn't include the miscellaneous fees and needs that depend on your student's major. Parents are expected to foot a lot of the bill, especially before the young adult can get out and get a job. Read on to learn how to you can help your college student save money, which can also help your own wallet! 1. Encourage textbook rental over purchasing. Most books are only needed Continue Reading

Decorating for Christmas on a Dime

Christmas time is just around the corner and decorating your house can be quite expensive. There are plenty of things you can do to decorate your home without breaking the bank. Christmas can be expensive enough as it is trying to purchase gifts, food for the Holidays and a lot of times we travel so gas alone can be a big cost. Here are some easy ways to decorate your home on a dime! Head out to the great outdoors - There are plenty of decorations you can use to decorate by using things from Continue Reading

Teens and Cellphones- How much would you pay?

Disclosure: I was sent a phone & complimentary service in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Teenagers!! I have to remind myself that having a teen means choosing which battles I need to fight. My 13 year old needs a cell phone but more importantly I need her to have a reliable mobile phone that havs good coverage, at an affordable price. With her active in sports, music and school we need to be able to get in touch with her asap. My husband & I both work so a Continue Reading

Roasted Tomato Stand ’N Stuff Tacos #Spon

I received food items in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Like many of you, my workweek is hectic. I don't know one mother who has "all the time in the world" to get things done. As our to do list gets longer, our free time gets cut even shorter so I am always on a mission to find ways to cut corners. Dinnertime is a perfect example on how I cut corners. I try to use ingredients that can help save me time in the kitchen so I can spend more quality time where it maters Continue Reading

House Rule #7: Calories Don’t Count In Coffee #MaxwellHouseRules

House Rules #7: Calories Don't Count In Coffee Well maybe that isn't entirely true, but in my house, flavor always trumps calories. Every morning I do what most mothers do: EVERYTHING! So when I get that precious 30 minutes after both children are on the school bus & before heading off to work, I get to enjoy that single cup of coffee that starts my day in the right direction. Maxwell House has released their NEW single serve cups available for your Keurig. But Maxwell House isn't solely Continue Reading

Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village Destin, Florida #Brandcation

It's been quite on the site lately but not because I have nothing to say, but because I have been traveling. I returned from Bentonville, Arkansas a few days ago and now I'm off to Destin, Florida. It has been cold and wet in New Orleans recently so some fun in the sun is exactly what I needed. Fun is one word that can describe the location I am staying in. The Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village in Destin, Florida is the prime location for a family or couple looking to enjoy the white sand Continue Reading

ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Toy Giveaway Ends 5/3

The following is a Sponsored Post. Giveaway listed below is provided by Hasbro. All opions and thoughts are as always, my own. As a young child living in Los Angeles, my mother was extremely protective of us. Since she was a single mother for so many years, she was always working to provide for my older brother & I. This meant I spent a lot of time with my older brother and enjoyed playing with him every weekend when we were not in school. By playing, I mean playing with HIS toys. We played Continue Reading

Last Minute Travel Packing Tips Plus Gulf Island Waterpark Giveaway #Nola #GulfCoast

Like many bloggers I occasionally attend a few events throughout the year that requires me to leave for an occasional conference or blogger event. In May I have 2 trips scheduled which requires me to leave for a few days. With blogging, my regular daytime job and the kids/husband responsibilities my time, like many mothers, is stretch to full capacity. Although I am excited for my trips, I also know my time prior to the trips are very slim. One thing on my mind is packing. I wish I could say Continue Reading

Discover The All-New 2013 Nissan Sentra #descubresentra

I remember when I was a senior in high school, the parking lots were full of teen cars. Some were brand new, some belonged to the parents of the students, and some were used vehicles bought specifically for a new driver. One vehicle we saw a lot growing up was a Nissan Sentra. Parents chose Nissan due to it's being economical, dependable, and long-lasting. Since I didn't drive when I was in high school, my 1st (almost) New Car was a Nissan. It was 3 years old and previously a government car Continue Reading