Reverse Shopping Haul Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.

Show Goodwill. Donate stuff. Create jobs.

I’m contacting you on behalf of Goodwill® and the Ad Council. There’s never a bad time to clear the clutter out of your home or garage or to do a wardrobe purge. When you donate your stuff to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of your donations helps fund job training and placement opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages directly in your community. That’s cleaning with a purpose. Did you see my Reverse Shopping Haul above? I …

KateShow Goodwill. Donate stuff. Create jobs.
Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners With PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® fresh organic whole chicken

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. The past eight weeks or so we have been in a bit of a dinner rut. I’ve been working a lot and attending events, and the kids are prepping for EOGs, finals and …

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National Mom’s Nite Out 2015

National Mom’s Nite Out 2015

Disclosure: I would like to thank MomSelect for providing the amazing party kit & promotional products used to host this National Mom’s Nite Out.  Although I received free products to host #NMNO15, all opinions, photos and comments here are my own. National Mom’s Nite Out 2015: The Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood Founded in 2008, National Mom’s Nite Out™ was created and is orchestrated by Maria Bailey of MomSelect.com. “National Mom’s Nite Out™ is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood intended …

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(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

 

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Desperately Seeking Sleep

Desperately Seeking Sleep

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably know that I suffer from insomnia. Between my husband Colm’s snoring, our God-awful knockoff Tempur-Pedic mattress and my racing brain, I’m lucky if I get four hours total a night. Some nights it is more like two. Then of course at 5:30 am when it’s time to get up, I’m so exhausted that I have to drag myself out of bed, rouse the first set of kids to get ready …

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Tasty Tuesday - Super Simple Guacamole & Baked Tortilla Chips

Tasty Tuesday – Simple Guacamole & Baked Tortilla Chips

Chips and guacamole. It’s the one snack that ALL my girls love to eat. One of my favorite guacamole recipes is from Alton Brown, but I don’t always have the extra time to make it, so I discovered an easy and delicious way to make guacamole in a very short amount of time. It’s so easy, in fact, that my kids can make it on their own! It takes less than 5 minutes to make and …

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Fun in the Sun with FabKids Summertime Party Outfit, striped skater dress, black Fab Soft leggings, black leather studded sandals & Color Fun Tutu Dress

Fun in the Sun with FabKids

Disclosure: I received an outfit from FabKids in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own. After eight straight days of cold, depressing rain, I started pricing out building materials for an ark. But then on the ninth day, the sun shone once again. And what a gorgeous day it was! Bright sun, a light breeze, and no humidity. Too nice of a day to stay inside. So as soon as my girls got off the …

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Tasty Tuesday: Easy & Delicious Tortilla Soup

Tasty Tuesday: Easy & Delicious Tortilla Soup

Last month I tagged along with my husband Colm to a work conference in San Antonio. Our first vacation without the kids in over 14 years! We had a lot of fun exploring San Antonio, walking the Riverwalk and visiting historic places like The Alamo. (We stayed at a haunted hotel, The Menger Hotel right across the road from The Alamo. But the only thing that haunted us was the Boys Basketball UIL State Tournament participants that were staying …

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Tasty Tuesday: Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese

Tasty Tuesday – Incredible Inside Out Grilled Cheese [recipe]

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? In honor of this momentous occasion I decided to share my favorite, most unbelievably-good grilled cheese sandwich recipe ever. A grilled cheese sandwich can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. I used to make a “normal” grilled cheese… two pieces of bread, some cheese in the middle. Sometimes if I was feeling fancy I’d use goat cheese or brie in place …

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Fresh To Order (F2O)

Fine Food Fast – Fresh to Order now open in Charlotte

Disclaimer: Although I was provided a complimentary lunch at Fresh To Order, all opinions are my own.  Mall Food. I shudder just thinking about it. Greasy pizza, soggy subs, dry chicken and under-cooked french fries, or Chinese food that has been sitting under heat lamps for who knows how long. So not appetizing. But that was then… There’s a new place in town and it’s making me rethink my distaste for mall food. Introducing Fresh To Order! Now open at the …

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