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New Found Love for the Mason Jar

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New Found Love for the Mason Jar

These things are all around back home in TX and growing up my family used them as glasses lol and or storage containers. Now, I myself have a few in my home and planned on starting to attempt to learn how to do canning. Then… then I ran into additional uses for the mason jar ...

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This is what Christmas is all about

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This is what Christmas is all about

This year we are missing all the holidays with our families back in Texas, and we’ve been bummed about that. Even more of a bummer was that we were so strapped for cash due to a recent trip home for a funeral that we were certain there would be no funds for presents… much less ...

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I have an amazing dog

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I have an amazing dog

I currently have 1 dog at the moment and her name is Battlestar we call her Star for short. We originally found her on Craigslist with a family that will soon be relocating overseas in the military and could not take their pets along. We sadly had to split her and her friend Shadow apart ...

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Baby Prepared

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Baby Prepared

So, I’ve been trying to find hand me downs for baby stuff… I’m always looking for hand me downs, thrift store finds or bargains before I buy new lol.
I have now:
*Bassinet ($50 used $200 new)
*Car Seat (hand me down)
*Baby Swing (hand me down)
*Vibrating chair (hand me down)
*Baby tub with tiny shower sprayer (thrift store ...

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Battlestar loves Pawalla!

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Battlestar loves Pawalla!

There are a bunch of monthly subscription services out there but few for our furbabies aka dogs and cats we treat just like our own kids haha!
Battlestar and I got the opportunity to try out Pawalla which is a monthly subscription service for either dogs or cats in which you will or rather shall ...

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Nice Chart for Parenting

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Nice Chart for Parenting

Everyone has their own idea of how to raise their child… and for some odd reason that makes them an expert on everyone else’s too lol. I ran into this chart on parenting online from The Child Whisperer.
I have not bought the book but found the chart helpful and reassuring! After seeing this chart ...

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Exciting Influenster

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Exciting Influenster

I love joining new sites that allow me to express my opinions and reviews in other places than my awesome blog 😛
I’ll let the site introduce itself because it has a pretty nifty explanation of what it is exactly right on the site:
Influenster in-floo-uhn-ster
Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together ...

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Lets Remember Twinkies by Recreating Them!

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Lets Remember Twinkies by Recreating Them!

When I was told Hostes went down on November 16th 2012 I was sad… I’m not so much of a fatty that it tore me apart but there were a few things my kiddos wouldnt be able to experience if the sweet snacks were no longer available.
Twinkies and Ding Dongs would no longer be ...

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Operation Beautiful

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Operation Beautiful

I’d like to share something my amazing friend Erin shared with me…
Erin O’Connor

Of course I had to visit the site! See right under the beautiful motivational note is a site link: operationbeautiful.com
When you first arrive at the site the very top says “Transforming the way you see yourself one post-it note at a time” ...

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My love for homemade

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My love for homemade

I truly adore homemade things! I love to make as much as possible and when I don’t or am too busy or lets be honest, lazy I would much rather buy it off of someone else who makes it homemade to support their little shops or mini companies! I love upcycled, recycled, knitted, and crocheted, ...

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Week 8 Blogger Idol play from home (THOSE DAMN MILITARY WIVES)

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Week 8 Blogger Idol play from home (THOSE DAMN MILITARY WIVES)

Assignment: Get on your soapbox, and blog about something you are passionate about. Rant. Rave. This is similar to the Hot Topic week, but it can be about anything. It doesn’t have to be about something in the news at all. The key here, is to go outside your comfort zone, and say things that ...

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Gingerbread mmmm

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Gingerbread mmmm

O pinterest… I have to schedule times I get on there or I get lost and forget there are other things I should be doing lol. I found this recipe on there though and though I’d share!! original link

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Ok now I know when it will spoil!

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Ok now I know when it will spoil!

I found a nifty little graph from AllYou magazine which I might print out and nicely put in my kitchen lol.

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