Both Cars Paid Off! (Life List Item Crossed Off)

I put it on our life list last year that I wanted both our cars paid off. I was certain our minivan would be paid off last year (and it was) but I wasn’t sure about my husband’s car – I knew it would be late last year, early this year, and sure enough… We’re […]

Sexiest Husband Alive

“You and your bionic nose,” he scoffed. “I’m telling you, baby, something is MOLDY in there!” I whined. Every time I opened the fridge, the whiff of mold socked me in the mouth. I was five feet away folding laundry, and my oldest son opened the fridge, and I could still smell it, even from […]

Awfully Embarrassing Photos of the Inside of My Non-Self-Cleaning Oven #easyoff

The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of EASY-OFF®. It was a frantic search for this house, as you know, with one month to find, secure, and buy a house before we moved. The builders we eventually went with weren’t exactly as amenable and fantastic as they could have been. Upon the first […]

Verizon Introduces ISIS Mobile Wallet #VZWVoices #VZWSE

The following post is sponsored by Verizon Wireless. ISIS Mobile Wallet™ is a new way Verizon customers can have all of their wallet information stored with you on-the-go, without actually having to carry your pesky wallet! This includes credit cards, loyalty cards, as well as special deals and offers, too! The merchant just needs to be […]

Verizon Hopeline Donation Program #VZWHopeline #VZWSE #VZWVoices

Every time we’ve upgraded our cellular devices, we’ve kept our old phones. I think there’s only been one occasion where my phone was so broken, it wasn’t kept, because I begged them to take it and give me a new one. Otherwise, we’ve got phones clogging up junk drawers and kid buckets here. The kids […]

Connecting with Our Teens Using Walmart Family Mobile

As you know, we’re a huge sports family. My children have practices, games, as well as social lives, and are at the age that they could really use a phone of their own. Sometimes practice gets out early. Sometimes their after-school activities are canceled. Sometimes they have to stay later, and need to get a […]

Sneak Attack on Our Teens with a Walmart Family Mobile Wireless Phone and Plan

As soon as my kids started school and soccer this year, I knew we were going to need to invest in a cell phone for them. Our current mobile plan asks for a two-year commitment (yikes) and costs $45 (with taxes) for a non-smartphone and $50+ (with taxes) for a smartphone for EACH DEVICE. (Of […]

The Story of Our First Home Purchase

This post is brought to you by Genworth and Brandfluential. When the orders finally came down to leave Fort Polk, we couldn’t have been more excited. Finally, after three long years stuck in the woods, secluded from civilization, we were leaving! Hooray! I swear, my husband practically showed anyone who he came across that he […]

Why Our Retirement Plans Changed

This post is brought to you by Genworth and Brandfluential. We always kid around with our friends about our children. “With the way our son argues, he’s going to be a litigator some day.” We’ll all share a chuckle or two about his arguing skills, and how he’ll single-handedly pay for our retirement with all the money he’ll […]

Weight Loss Progress?

I started a new workout regimen to get back into the swing of things since the holidays, and it’s KICKING MY ARSE. I tried to put the giant bottle of peanut butter on the table earlier, after serving a spoonful to my son, and I almost couldn’t do it. I couldn’t lift and extend my arm […]