Happiness is ______ {2014-W37} #happinessis

flower picking

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W35} #happinessis

amazing sunsets

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

The Prep Pad Smart Scale for Easy Food Preparation #TheOrangeChefCo #PrepPad

The Orange Company Prep Pad

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of The Orange Chef Co. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the hardest parts about eating healthy and dieting is controlling portion sizes, especially when you prepare your own food. There’s no nutritional label on homemade goods, and unless the recipe you’re [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W28} #happinessis

SATXBloggers Pool Party

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W27} #happinessis

peanut butter lover

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Breakfast Fun with Our Favorite Tommee Tippee Products

Breakfast Fun with Tommee Tippee

Here’s a peek into our every day. What’s in the bowl usually varies – some days it’s cereal. Some days it’s oatmeal. Or orange slices, maybe grapes. Or, if it’s lunch, it’s mac and cheese (her favorite). Today, for breakfast, it’s Peanut Butter Dots cereal (an HEB favorite). She sits, happily sipping her apple juice [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W25} #happinessis

parkour

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W24} #happinessis

play doh fun

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W23} #happinessis

dad being awesome

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W22} #happinessis

puppy naps are the best

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

I’m a Tommee Mommee! #tommeetippee

Our Tommee Tippee Favorite Products

I’m excited to share with you that I’m now a Tommee Tippee Ambassador called a Tommee Mommee! I’m going to be sharing with you some fun products, news, and giveaways, woohoo! If you aren’t familiar with Tommee Tippee baby and toddler products, I’d like to share with you some of our favorites! Truly Spill Proof [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W20} #happinessis

Texas sunset

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W19} #happinessis

Happy Mouth's Day

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W14} #happinessis

happy boy - nutella marshmallow sandwich

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W13} #happinessis

flower-picking

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W11} #happinessis

bike riding with baby V

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W5} #happinessis

sick babies watching Netflix

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Discovering Barbecue Sauce for the First Time

discovering barbecue sauce for the first time

She was done with her food, and motioned (read: scream-beckoned) for us to get her down. Moments later, I heard a little shuffling from the table, and saw it – she was sitting in her older sister’s seat, devouring her leftover chicken nuggets in her sister’s barbecue sauce. I watched her dip carefully one bit [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Nine} #happinessis

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2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

We Did It! A New Dining Room Set

new dining room set

As soon as I found it on Craigslist, I transferred money over from Paypal. But would the sellers wait for me? Would the sellers be flooded with other offers? We emailed back and forth throughout the week – asking dimensions, etc. The man was sweet, patient, eager to sell and downsize for his family. He [...]

Happiness is ______ {New Series} #happinessis

sunshine at the park

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Parents, Please Read: Your Kids Are Going Hungry

are school kids hungry at lunch

I’m not even sure where to begin with this post, so bear with me while I battle to get this all out. I began this school year like any other, with excited kids and coffee-propelled abilities to orchestrate my children out the door on time in their shiny new duds. I promised this year I’d stay on top [...]

How Not to Starve Yourself as a Mom to Small People {Video} #theproteineffect

how to not starve as a mom

Because of Princess Fuss-A-Lot (aka Baby V), meals for me have to be quick, succinct, and most-importantly grab ‘n go. I don’t get time to luxuriously and meticulously cook and masticate a feast until dinner time, because that’s when I finally have parental back-up aka my “other” set of arms. During the day, though? Psshaw. [...]

Printable Weekly Lunch Menu and Back-to-School Recipe Ideas

DIY framed school lunch weekly menu

We are taking school lunches very seriously this year, and taking the banal school lunch ‘bull by the horns’ and wrestling ‘er to the ground. My goal this year is to never hear the words, “Lunch is boring, mom” without spending a fortune. In order to help make that happen, I decided we needed to, [...]

Big Families: How Do You Do It? {Meal Time}

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“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families! I do my best on this blog [...]

Menu Planning Feb. 27th – Mar. 4th

DIY Menu PLanning Board

Pin It It’s (possibly/more-than-likely) Baby Week here, and our menu reflects a laid-back, easy-going menu – one that’s easy for kids to take over, or grandma to fix on the fly, or dad to throw together just in case mom’s a-huffin’ and puffin’. It’s also an easy week because it’s a full week of soccer, [...]

DIY Weekly Menu Board

diy menu board

Pin It I told you a couple weeks ago my plan – to make a DIY weekly menu board for our meal plans each week. With a menu board, you create cards featuring all the dinner choices you make, making it super-easy to create a meal plan for the week, and showcase what’s “on deck” to [...]