Patriotic Triple Berry Layer Cake

Patriotic Triple Berry Layer Cake

We celebrate the 4th of July big in our family.  It's the holiday my children look forward to most out of the whole year I think.  The day is spent gathering together with family, swimming in grandma and grandpa's lake, eating too much food, playing in the sand, and at dark watching fireworks over the lake. ...

Gluten Free S’mores Icebox Cake

Gluten Free S'mores Icebox Cake

The kids have been asking me to learn how to make ice cream cakes for forever and I've never tried them until recently.  I decided the other day to try my hand at making some new summer desserts and to combine our love of the campfire favorite, S'Mores with our love of ice cream for ...

How to Make a Mini Pinata

How to Make a Mini Pinata

I have no idea how we are already celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Where does the time go?!?  Our family loves a celebration and with the 5th of May coming up we're joining our friends and family in their celebration commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla ...

It’s Home Buying season-SunTrust Mortgage: With Confidence Comes Understanding

SunTrust Mortgage: With Confidence Comes Understanding – It’s Home buying season!

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. We are here!  We have finally made it, one careful step at a time, to the point where we can purchase our home.  This is such a huge financial milestone and one we have worked hard towards over the last several years. ...

 National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM #NDAFW

This post brought to you by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. With one child becoming a teenager this year and another in a couple of years, not to mention 3 toddlers who will follow in several years, the concern of drug and alcohol abuse ...

Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi

Homemade Gluten Free Gnocchi

My family loves gnocchi but it's one of those foods that is hard to find in a gluten free option available in the stores.  Gnocchi, if you aren't familiar, is like a potato dumpling.  We like to think of them as these perfect, little potato pillows.  Like most things we love, I experiment making our ...

Family Friendly TV: Growing Up McGhee #GrowingUpMcGhee #WatchUPandWin

 “This post is sponsored by UP TV; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.” Our life is never dull.  With a house full of kids I don't think dull, quiet, or boring is ever a proper description for our life.  We often compare having 3 boys each a year apart with what it might be ...

DICK’S Sporting Goods Jersey Report #jerseyreport

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DICK'S Sporting Goods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Does everyone in your house cheer for the same NFL team?  I sometimes wish it were that way here.  We're Patriots fans.  Well when I say we, I speak for the adults and girlsin ...

Add More Fruits and Vegetables with SUBWAY +color #addcolor

Add More Fruits and Vegetables with Subway +Color

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of SUBWAY. All opinions are my own. When I was a teenager one of my first, and favorite jobs was as a SUBWAY Sandwich Artist.  I loved working at SUBWAY and have so many wonderful memories from that time in my life.  I still love SUBWAY® restaurants today ...

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

In the day to day chaos of a busy life, it’s hard to keep track of simple things that are important.  Seeing the negativity and division that is so present in the world today, sometimes we all need a touchstone to remind us of love, loyalty and devotion.  That’s a dog’s purpose.  Dogs love us unconditionally ...