• Recipes,  Sides

    Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are an absolute family favorite in our home.  But yet, for some reason, we only have them on holidays.  Even growing up I only remember having them on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. I know, crazy, right!   It could be because those special days were such a big part of my childhood so I hold the memories extra close. And funny enough, for the longest time I wouldn’t even eat a hard boiled egg!  But man, I would devour a good deviled egg. There is just something about the bite of the firm egg white combined with the creamy, tangy yolk mixture.  *Mmmmmmm*  …

  • This & That

    Planner Supply Haul – February MPA Sale

    I am a sucker for a good sale and planner supplies. So of course I had to make a purchase during the Mega Planner Addicts Sale during the last part of February. I purchased solely from Avalon & Ninth this time. And while I am on the Avalon & Ninth PR team, I still purchase during the sales that Amanda participates in because she always has some amazing kits and freebies that she releases just for these sales – as you will see. And let me know if you have any favorites from Amanda’s shop, Avalon & Ninth. I hope you enjoy! *The planner shown in this video is an…

  • Lifestyle,  parenting

    Raising Strong Women: Lead By Example

    I switched my workout time today from late evening to morning. This gave me the opportunity to talk to Doodlebug about why mommy makes time to exercise. As a toddler she may not always understand why this special time is important. So, I break it down and tell her mommy exercises so I feel better.  And I exercise so I’m able to spend much more time with her, sister & Dada in the future. She still tells me “no” sometimes. But I workout anyway. And, 9 times out of ten, she joins in at some point.     You know, I originally started my fitness journey for me.  But by…

  • Lifestyle,  parenting

    5 Lessons I Learned from Potty Training Child #2

    My girls are almost 7 years apart in age.  While I don’t mind the gap at all, potty training Doodlebug scared the jeepers out of me.  It had been so long since I had to go through the stress and mess of potty training. (6 years and 8 months to be exact!)  I was afraid that I would make a mess of it.  I was afraid I wouldn’t know when Doodlebug was ready and needed to make the switch from diapers to big girl panties. How the heck was I going to manage it?! Guess what…it happened and I survived – unscathed – and so did the rest of the…

  • Create,  DIY-it

    Vintage Furniture Re-Do & Maison Blanche Paint Review

    “Taters”, this is probably my husband’s least favorite word.  Though, he tries to lovingly call an old cabinet that I inherited from my Mammaw, “the tater box”.  I prefer “brown cabinet”; I feel like there is less negative connotations with it.  But whatever you want to call it, it’s not the old outdated piece of furniture it used to be. Mr. O has tried since we acquired the cabinet, about 2 years ago, to get me to either paint it or get rid of it.  And getting rid of the cabinet was a big H-E-LL no!  (He doesn’t get the whole emotionally connected to physical objects thing.)  And while I…