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Dove Advanced Care with NutriumMoisture

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I think its safe to say that Spring is officially here, and that can only mean one thing...shaving is on your to-do list. Don't get me wrong, during the Fall and Winter months I am not ashamed to say that my razor collects a little bit of dust...and my hairiness gets hairy. Ha! But since I am now sporting tanks, dresses and skirts galore...I don't want to share my lovely wooliness to the world, if you know what I mean! So...bye bye hairy pits (and fuzzy legs too). And speaking of shaving...did you know that 36% of what you remove while shaving is SKIN?! Yikes! That means you are increasing your chances of sweating more - yuck! Which is why I am happy to share a new product called … [Read More...]

$1 Off Axe Men’s Hair Care From Target

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You know what I find sexy? A a man with great hair that smells and looks amazing. And Axe and Target have teamed up to help men everywhere bring their sexy back this Spring with a $1 off Axe Mens Hair Care from your local Target retailer. Men, having great hair isn't just about a great cut - it is also about great products. You do not have to be a master stylist to give your 'do a sexy, irresistible look. In three steps - mix, rake, and twist - you can have a fabulous looking style that your lady can't wait to run her fingers through. Axe has a variety of great smelling products that will let you rock it messy, sleek, or even curly. They offer shampoo, styling gels, styling pastes, and … [Read More...]

Summer Has Arrived – And Brought Allergy Season With It

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After our annual Easter Cold snap, this week has shown that Summer is indeed on its way. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming... and there is enough pollen in the air to irritate anyone. In fact lots of people I know are complaining that they are battling allergies as well - even for the first time. I have never had allergy issues. I take vitamins daily and honestly I can not even tell you when the last time was that I was sick or felt bad. However the last few days I have been channeling Snow White's friend Sneezy. Since many people can still not afford health insurance for families, many people are turning to alternative medicine to help ease their allergy suffering. I … [Read More...]

We Are Making The Leap – Buying A New Home

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Recently Mike and I have decided we need a new home. Our current house - as much as I love it - we have just simply out grown. The girls - ages 8 and 14 - are sharing a room so that I can have my office, and though they are ok with it now, we know that will not be for much longer. We began scouring the homes for sale in our area, surrounding cities, and even entertaining the idea of building. The beauty of us both working from home is that we can work from virtually anywhere with an internet connection - leaving us with infinite possibilities of where we could move. We've been consumed with questions about what the new house needs to include - How many bedrooms do we truly need? Do … [Read More...]

Smile Train: Pass on the gift of a Smile!

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Saturday morning Chris took Phoenyx to the museum and left the house quiet for me to work. Unfortunately it was Saturday so I try as I might I could not utter one single word online, so I took the opportunity to go get my hair done. The beauty of working at home is I can be any color, any style, anything I want and I don't fall under any weird dress codes, so I did what any normal person would do with that much freedom- I put in pink highlights. Now I went to the same salon I always do but because it was Saturday and last minute, I worked with someone I had never been to before named Cory. Cory was young, energetic and I liked her immediate. And since I had to settle in for four hours … [Read More...]

Repurposing Matchbox Cars into Moving Airplanes

Repurpose old Matchbox cars not Moving Airplane (using clothespins and Popsicle sticks!) , more at www.momdot.com

Before P was born every craft I did had a girly ting to it. Tutus and bowholders and sparkly stuff. And while P has no problem dumping glitter all over the house, from time to time I like to make something that is a little more him. And since he loves loves loves his Matchbox cars and inevitably breaks a few, I decided that we should repurpose them into Airplanes. The whole process is easy, fun, and great for any age as long as you have someone old enough to do the final (hot) gluing stage. Repurposing Matchbox Cars into Moving Airplanes   What you need to Make Clothes Pin Airplanes   clothespins paint old matchbox cars (so you can take off the … [Read More...]

DIY Spice Jars: Update your Kitchen with Cute!

Update your Kitchen with Cuteness, DIY Spice Jar Technique . Inspiration from www.momdot.com

I have a boring kitchen. A clean kitchen...but a boring one. I have a large space but it is long in length and really difficult to pack much decor around my massive bar style table. That means when it comes to decoration I really have to up my game. And this week after listening to hoards of decoration ideas from my friends (and feeling even more sad about my white and dull space), I decided that if I cannot create the kitchen of my dreams, I could up my kitchen cuteness by refreshing and customizing the tiny items as showcase pieces. Like little DIY Decorated Spice Jars If you are in the same boat as I am or you are ready to start on the road of your own DIY projects, this may be a … [Read More...]

2 Ingredient Crayon Lipgloss!

DIY 2 Ingredient Crayon Lip Gloss

I love lip gloss. Like a lot.  If you look in my bathroom drawer you will find more lip gloss than any other item. I like the way it feels, I like that I can use it on its own or over a darker color and I love all the colors! Unfortunately my pocket book doesn't like to me to purchase every color just to find "the one" so I wanted to give you a fun DIY craft to make your own Crayon Lipgloss from left over crayons from your kids box. This is super easy (yep, you novices can do it!), and DIY  gives you the ability to change colors on the fly and stock up a variety of unusual pigments for special occasions. Plus it takes less than 10 minutes so even us busy moms can whip up a batch in no … [Read More...]

Poolside Safety!

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Poolside Safety Children under four have the highest drowning rate and most of those drownings take place in the family's backyard pool. These are tragic figures, especially when most, if not all, backyard drowning deaths of children could be avoided. Being a responsible parent includes keeping our kids healthy and safe. When it comes to swimming pools, here are a few no-brainers we should all remember. Fence It All The Way Around We usually only think about pools and pool safety in the summer months when pools are most often in use, but the truth is, pool safety is a year-round concern. Just like smoke alarms and other preventative measures, pool safety fences saves lives. A … [Read More...]

Why my $1000 Laptop was a waste of money.

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of talking with a few thousand of my closest friends on twitter for the HP Show and Tech twitter party. As a part of that, HP sent me an HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14inch sleekbook. Now as a blogger you can imagine I use a lot of tech products. From tablets to phones, desktops, to my mac and of course a lap top. But till now I had a hard time with my laptop. See last year around April I decided I needed a laptop.  My tablet wasn't cutting it where photography and editing were concerned and when I was on trips I could not dump and resize photos without a huge hassle. I knew that I needed a working on the go computer and researched laptops over and over … [Read More...]

Finding Neighborhood Community This Easter

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For the past 6 years that I have lived in Mobile I have been trying to get my family to the local Easter Egg hunt at Bellingrath Gardens. Its this amazingly large Easter Egg hunt where all the kids trade in eggs for little prizes but more importantly its a time for my family to all be together just for the sake of being together. I am happy to report  that after 6 long years WE FINALLY MADE IT! Now I won't disclose how much whining and complaining we were subjected to on the ride there and on the ride back, but we made it. And I would do it all over again.     Of course every day of the week I try to block out time with my kids on a very one on one basis. … [Read More...]

Salt, Sugar, Flour Toddler Science Experiment

Science for Toddlers, a fun Salt, Sugar, Flour and Baking Soda Experiment, www.momdot.com

When it comes to science, starting early shouldn't just be a must, it should be fun. Kids are naturally curious and the household is one of the best places to encourage your kids to learn by doing. In our house I have a large spread of ages. I have a 2 year old and a 9 year old so finding items they can both learn from at their separate levels can be a challenge. I had originally been seeing online "salt painting" and wanted to take that one step further and add extra household ingredients to see how they reacted. Here is what we did. Salt, Sugar, Flour Toddler Science Experiment  You will need Black construction paper Elmer's Glue Salt Sugar Flour Baking … [Read More...]