(do it yourself) Summer Projects

Farmhouse style tin can planters!! Stop. it. already. Barnyard fairy garden? Adorable! Pin these summer DIY projects for later, friends! When you're cooped up like a hen inside trying to escape the harsh heat, you'll want something fun to make.June 21, 2017

Farmhouse style tin can planters!! Stop. it. already. Barnyard fairy garden? Adorable! Pin these summer DIY projects for later, friends! When you’re cooped up like a hen inside the house trying to escape the harsh heat, you’ll want something fun to make.

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Style for Style: Target Gets a Makeover

Target does it again, y'all. I say this every time I fall in love with an item at Target. This time, however, it's not an item I've fallen head over heels for, it's the store itself. Style for style, the Target remodel is fleek and a store near you is getting a makeover! Isn't that music to your ears? Take a tour of the new store on Mom Skills Blog.

June 20, 2017

Target does it again, y’all. I say this every time I fall in love with an item at Target. This time, however, it’s not an item I’ve fallen head over heels for, it’s the store itself. Style for style, the Target remodel is fleek and a store near you is getting a makeover! Isn’t that music to your ears? Take a tour of the new store with me!

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Reading About Dad is Rad!

Dad is a pretty cool guy, isn't he? Dads are rad and so are childrens books about dads. Here's a roundup of our favorites, just in time for Father's Day!June 15, 2017

Dad is a pretty cool guy, isn’t he? If you could witness how my 3 year old dashes to the door when her father gets home from work every night, you’d smile from ear to ear. We’re big book people over here and we just so happen to think that children’s books about dads are awesome. When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of books about fathers but times have changed for the better! My daughter loves to read about daddies. Her current favorite is the “My Daddy and I’ by P.K. Hamilton. She giggles about the activities that the children in the book do with their father. With Father’s Day coming up, we thought it’d be fitting to share some of our favorite dad centered books with you.

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Favorite Food Blogger Features

Summer is all about fun in the sun, and the food too! Things slow down a bit in the summer so it's the perfect time to try out new recipes. Add these favorite food blogger features to the list!June 14, 2017

Summer is all about fun in the sun, and the food too! Things slow down a bit in the summer so it’s the perfect time to try out new recipes. Add these favorite food blogger features to the list!

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Good Morning Texas Burger Recipe

Tasty grilled beef burger with cheese, guacamole and pickled peppers. Dark background, brown paper, wooden stand.

June 9, 2017

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you may have seen my live cooking segment on Good Morning Texas where I showed viewers how to make a Smokey Tex-Mex Burger. We also talked a lot about butter.

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DIY Gifts for Dad

Show Dad how much he's loved with these DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas! From remote control cookies to a custom t-shirt, giving something handmade is sure to make his day.June 7, 2017

Show Dad how much he’s loved with these DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas! From remote control cookies to a custom t-shirt and more, giving something handmade is sure to make his day.

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Drool Worthy Chicken Skewers!

Teriyaki Chicken SkewersJune 6, 2017

It’s skewer season and this Asian version is totally drool worthy. It has marinated white meat chicken, fresh pineapple, bell peppers, red onion and my favorite egg rolls placed on skewers and topped with the sweetest teriyaki glaze your mouth has ever tasted. Total winner! It was a dream to photograph with all of those vibrant colors and my family loved it.

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Patriotic Summertime Creations

Red-White-and-Blue-Summer-FunMay 31, 2017

Happy Wednesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Memorial Day surrounded by friends and family. Isn’t our country great? The older I get and the more I travel to other places in the world, the more I realize how blessed we are in America. These may be small gestures, but I like to show my patriotism by having flags in the yard, thanking Veterans whenever I see them and celebrating with red, white, and blue all summer long. How about you?

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Reasons to Have an Ice Cream Party (As If You Need More than 1)

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My parenting philosophy is that you don’t really need a good reason to celebrate life with an ice cream party. Summertime is reason enough in my book! Just in case you need some convincing as to why you should throw an impromptu ice cream party today, I’ve got a few reasons to share.

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Hip Mom + Hip Baby Wrap

hip-baby-wrap-2May 25, 2017

Today was the last day of her first year of pre-school. She may think of herself as a “big girl” now and that’s ok with me as long she doesn’t outgrow snuggles with Mama. So far so good thanks to Hip Baby Wrap.  She loves her sling and so do I. I own a few wraps and this is the only one I constantly use because it’s easy to assemble. I’m plan on keeping this sweet little girl close by my side as long as I can.

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