Protein Break with Jimmy Dean Protein Packs
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Protein (not coffee!) breaks with Jimmy Dean

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. The last three years have seen some major shifts in my life. I became a parent, I entered my mid-30s, and I moved to a new state. All three of these things have had a huge impact on my energy levels. I am a sleep-deprived woman with a slowing metabolism and have moved to a state where BBQ and sweet tea are staples at every meal. It is going to be a challenge to reclaim my old energy levels. But I am determined and have …

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse
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Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Guest Writer: Shayna Chapman A southern creative from Georgia and owner of S. Chapman Designs. Visit her website here. This farmhouse built in 1910 is probably one of my favorite interior design projects to date! The home located on a farm in west Georgia and sits quietly between cow fields and Georgia pines. I always love old homes- after all, I grew up in one that was over 100 years old that my parents renovated and made their own, so when I was asked to design this one, I was jubilant! When I first saw this home in January of …

Caprese Ladybugs
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Classic Rewind: Caprese Ladybugs

It’s time for another Classic Rewind! Today, we’re looking back on a viral Spring favorite that is sure to make the whole family happy. Best of all, even the kids can get in on this recipe action! So let’s rewind to our Caprese Ladybugs… CAPRESE LADYBUGS Recipe in partnership with Ritz Crackers INGREDIENTS 24 RITZ Crackers 6 bocconcini (1-inch fresh mozzarella cheese balls), each cut into 4 slices 24 fresh basil leaves 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half 6 pitted black olives, quartered 1 green onion, green part only cut into 48 thin strips 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze 1/4 tsp. …

Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle North Carolina
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Spring Soirée in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Guest Contributor: Allie Miller The photographic talent behind Allie Miller Photography gives us an exclusive look at this gorgeous Soirée! On Saturday April 14th, we had the greatest time capturing, following are some images showing all the colors and decor which welcomed the 2018 spring season at The Islander Hotel & Resort in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The resort was the location for Emerald Isle Realty’s “Spring Soirée” – which is held to celebrate the busy season ahead and to recognize their team’s great efforts to make every summer a wonderful season for guests who frequent the area. Professional Planner, …

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey
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Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Every new beginning deserves a celebration. Brides and babies get showers. Tying the knot gets a wedding. The new year gets a fabulous party. But what about the less noteworthy events? I personally think Spring deserves a party, don’t you?! I like to take every opportunity I can to get-together with friends and celebrate new beginnings. So with the help of Evan Williams Honey, I’m going to show you a fantastic way to ring in a new season. Here’s my steps to putting together a Southern-themed Spring Fling Patio party… Step 1: The Setting I am relatively new to the …

Plan Ahead with First Alert
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Home & Design: Plan ahead with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10 My whole life I have been a “planner”. As a child, I would lay out my school clothes the night before in preparation for class. As a teenager, I would meticulously map out a driving route and hand write out the directions (yes, this was pre-smart phones!). As a twenty-something professional, I spent countless hours rehearsing work presentations and anticipating every possible colleague’s question. But a lifetime of being a planner …

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella
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Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  Like any parent, I want what is best for my child. The best school, the best clothes, the best… well, everything! But unless you have unlimited means, that you simply can’t always have the best. But you can certainly try! Sure, I only shop for toddler clothes in the “clearance” section and take full-advantage of free community events, but there is one aspect that I work hard to not compromise within… food. When it comes to food, I really try to give my kid the best I possibly can. …

Weeknight Dinner Hack with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes
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Busy Weeknights? Try these Easy Real Potatoes!

Thank you Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for sponsoring this post. Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes are real potatoes, real easy, delivering homemade taste on demand. Before I became a parent, I couldn’t grasp the obsession with “hacks”. Five cleaning hacks for the weekend! A quick mascara hack every woman should know! The ultimate hack to folding laundry! Seriously, had society blown a fuse? “Hacks” eluded me, that is until I had my daughter. Instantly, I was thrust into the exhausted, burned-out, over-worked world of parenthood and one thing shone brightly through the fog of sleepiness… I couldn’t live without “hacks”! Hacks for diaper …