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Easy Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Living in the south its almost impossible to find a restaurant that doesn't include seafood. Even more than that, pretty much every home on the Gulf Coast has some sort of tilapia, fish boil, shrimp catching, crawfish eating ritual throughout the year. Growing up I was not a huge seafood fan. If you tell people around here that they balk at you. Live in the south and NOT eat seafood? Impossible. But since I grew up steps from the gulf I often associated sea food with the smell of seaweed out my front door.  Now as an adult I have really come to appreciate the different types of dishes and dinners I can bring to my dinner table. And because of my newly developed palette for seafood the past … [Read More...]

Ultimate Race Fan Experience, $50 Kroger Card Giveaway!

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Now I live in a state where NASCAR is as big of an event as a birth of a child. So when I was asked to post about this contest, I was like YES! Check it out: Enter to win the ride of your life with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. or a VIP Cheerios® racing getaway with Austin Dillon Even I, a frilly little Southern Bell, would NOT turn down an epic ride with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Are you a huge racing fan? Go to bit.ly/1doILQW to create a customized shopping cart for the chance to win a ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr. or a VIP Cheerios racing getaway to Charlotte, NC with Austin Dillon and many other prizes! To enter, hit this! Grand-prize: Win a ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsored by … [Read More...]

Best Birthday Gifts for Women – Gag Gift Style

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I have always been a person that loves giving gifts.  Birthdays, holidays, anniversary - or for no reason at all - I love making people smile with a gift of something new. Sometimes the gift is thoughtful, sometimes it is something useful... and sometimes it is just downright silly. And my go to place for silliness has always been Spencer's Gifts. Whether it is a gift for a man or woman or ages 21-101 - Spencers Gifts has you covered. Here are a couple that I thought were funny Birthday Babe Dress Up Set Your birthday is one day you can dress up completely obnoxious and not be judged for it. You know you are going to want to go out with your girlfriends - how is anyone supposed to know … [Read More...]

Rainy Day Kids Activities

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I am a PediaCare Blog Ambassador Now that spring is creeping up on us (hard to believe with so much snow in some places!) the rain is going to be setting in really soon. And with rain comes a lot of bored kids around the house. In our house rain generally means no backyard time, no walks, no playing in the sandbox. Even the dog refuses to step outside.  And depending on how your internet and cable is set up, it can also mean no games or curling up for a movie! If you are creative you can come up with a ton of different ways to have fun. Shaving cream paint is one of our daily favorites (rain or shine!) or you can try your hand at colored spaghetti or oobleck.  I also created a quick and … [Read More...]

The last week around here…

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I suppose since I started doing more crafts around here (what? That is what yall read!) I haven't spent as much time talking about the kids. I have been reserving that for intense complaining in social media, so I thought I would give a run down of my past 2 weeks.  1) We lost Little Kitty. Not Phoenyxs cat (Hercules) but our cat named Little Kitty. He was 16, fully blind and got around like an old old man. On Saturday night we noticed a huge weight loss on him and odd behavior. By Sunday we were cancelling all our plans and calling in the emergency vet only to find out that he was failing in so many ways. There was no fix. After 16 years, longer than our marriage, we had to make the very … [Read More...]

Four Leaf Clover Magnet Craft

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Phoenyx said he is SO into St. Patrick's Day crafting...especially if its going to include getting super messy every time! I wanted to create a fun craft that we could both do but mom (that's me!) could get a little memento out of as well. This craft is a how to inspiration to create Four Leaf Clover Magnets. And while they are technically St. Patrick's Day related, I know I could use some good luck all year round, so I plan on leaving them up on the fridge. Four Leaf Clover Magnets To create this craft you will need Mini Canvas (come in 4 pack for $3.99) Magnets (also a pack) Green paint green permanent marker First I wanted to let P loose on paint. I originally was … [Read More...]

St. Patricks Day Free Printable Download

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With Valentines just two days away, I am sad to say that the Valentines Day crafts have just about come to an end. The good news is that Charlotte, P, and I are onto some new holiday stuff - St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras! I wanted to kick off the new holiday celebration with something super easy today. I created this St. Patrick's Day "Under the Rainbow" set that can be used for about any age. If your little one is too young to write (like one of mine is), you can encourage he or she by asking the questions and filling out the paperwork. Then move onto the drawing portion! Charlotte, 9, was my tester:     I learned that she has a 'house with an indoor pool' under her … [Read More...]

Fortune Cookie Printable: Free Valentines Day Fortunes!

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Paper Fortune cookies are a ton of fun! They are easy, can be adjusted for any holiday or topic and are great to give! Plus, they are pretty much craft novice proof. I created a super simple Valentines Day Fortune Cookie printable, complete with 14 circles in varying "love" patterns with 6 fortunes and 6 blank fortunes so you can write your own love notes! All you need to do is print on high quality paper with "best printing" and "fit to page", then follow the instructions below to fold. Fortune Cookie Printable Need printable scissors glue dots or hot glue marker Now if you have ever folded a wonton, its kinda like that...but with paper. There are some tricks to it, so Ill … [Read More...]

Hurricane Harbor Rides for Six Flags

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What:             Hurricane Harbor, an all-new water park at Six Flags Over Georgia included with park admission  Location:      Six Flags Over Georgia, located at 275 Riverside Parkway SW in Austell off of Interstate 20, west of Atlanta.  Size/Acreage:  7 acres  Theming:      A lush tropical Caribbean landscape with luxurious tropical scenery that gives guests the feeling of a remote tropical getaway. Merchandise and dining locations are all themed around the parks remote island concept.  Opening Date: Late Spring, 2014  Employees: 200-300 Seasonal Positions  Gigantic Wave Pool – Calypso Bay With more than eight hundred thousand gallons of water the thirty eight thousand square foot … [Read More...]

Free Valentines Day “Hugs & Kisses” Card Printable

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I started doing Valentines in early January and wanted to have 30 different Valentines Day Crafts or cooking articles done and this is number 21. I suppose when I accounted for "30 days of love" I forgot that no one wants to work weekends - including me. Unfortunately I won't quite make all 30 this week before my brain switches gears to Mardi Gras crafting, but I hope you enjoy the last few publications before the big day this week! I wanted to kick off today with a fun Valentines Day Printable I created last night. To be honest it was a hard day because our cat of 16 years had to be put to sleep so I dove into my craft box in order to take my mind off of it. I created a 'Hugs and Kisses' … [Read More...]

Free Envelope Printables For Valentines Day

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For the past week I have been really focused on creating a printable...any printable really. I have researched, looked for templates, software, you name it. Turns out pretty much all you can do is hand create one, so that is what I did. I am very excited to offer you my VERY FIRST Free Envelope printable, perfect for friends, family, or teachers! It's a larger envelope and a great size for snail mail or hand written letter. Just download from my PDF file which contains all 4 printables, make sure you select 'best' printing. Best to open with PDF Complete (or PDF special edition) to ensure everything is in the right place. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE INSTANTLY  BY CLICKING HERE TIP: Use photo … [Read More...]

How to color toothpicks that impress party guests!

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I have been sitting on this idea for the past week because I was pretty sure it was so simple that no one would really care....but here it goes. Maybe someone out there, some foodie, someone doing a Valentines Day party...someone....may find it helpful. Simple Food (Cupcake!) Toppers The past two weeks Phoenyx and I have been playing with a lot of food coloring dye. We have made Shaving Cream Paint and Sensory Play dough. As you can see in the following pictures, my nails are permanently dyed at this point. In any case at some point throughout that play I had toothpicks on the counter and a "AHA!" moment struck me. I may be artsy but I am no baker. Anything I can do to decorate food is … [Read More...]