New Baby Needs $1562 Prize Package Giveaway!! 6/01-6/22 #NewBabyNeeds

  New Baby Needs Event Is HERE!! We Are Excited To Be Celebrating These New Additions!! Joy Of Momma Joyner and This Mama’s Life have just added new babies to their families! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that a New … Read more

You’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.


My showy irises have made their appearance, spreading further this year.  I love the purple ones for their delicate, veiny tracework pattern of decoration, bleeding into saturated ink-stained pools at the end of each bottom petal. The iris was named from the Greek word for rainbow, denoting the multitude of colors the flowers span. In … Read more

I rise, I rise, I rise.


Yesterday saw the passing of one of the great matriarchs of poetry, her voice so embedded in the history and landscape of this country that it is almost impossible to imagine it gone. How do you fill the space once occupied by a luminous giant? How do you describe an aching maw of silence with … Read more

I Will Remember You.


I’ve seen a lot of finger-shaking posts reminding us that Memorial Day isn’t about happy family picnics and barbeques, beaches and kites and lemonade. Today we should be bowing our heads and weeping at the loss of our fallen soldiers. While I do think it’s so very important to never lose sight of the men … Read more

Peekapak Craft Box Review and Giveaway 5/26 – 6/9

  I’m so excited to bring you this giveaway! What a fun prize for parents, caregivers and homeschoolers. The summer seems like a perfect time to explore everything Peekapak has to offer! Welcome to the Peekapak Craft Box Review and Giveaway, sponsored by Peekapak and hosted by Not Quite Crunchy Mommy! Peekapak is the a … Read more

Cheesy Overstuffed Baked Potatoes


These are a long-time family favorite, perfect as a side dish or vegetarian option at cookouts but also a comforting meal in colder seasons.  They’re a decadent treat that practically make a meal all alone. Meat-eaters can add crispy, crumbled bacon. For a lighter version you can use a low-calorie butter substitute and reduced fat … Read more