Southern Special {Link Up #15}

Welcome to the Southern Special Link Up! My Co-Hosts, Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl, Dawn from Spatulas on Parade and I are so excited to have you join us for this week’s link up! Tuesdays bloggers can stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you can find new blogs, be inspired, test out a new recipe, and most importantly make new friends, Southern Style! I loved everyone’s links last week and can’t wait to see what gets shared this week! Each year I usually like to do a fun weekend to celebrate halfway to Christmas. However, this year I am super busy moving to the beach!  We are actuall moving THIS WEEK, so I haven’t had time to do any fun Christmas themed food or activity.  So I was very happy to see that Audrey from That Recipe linked up a yummy looking Gingerbread Recipe .  This has inspired me to celebrate our first weekend in our new home with something simple like playing Christmas music while we unpack! NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! Link up rules: 1. Please follow your hosts, it is only fair … Continue reading

The Perfect Pretty Camera Strap #camerastraps

I love my new camera strap that is not only very sturdy it is fashionable.  I carry my camera with me everywhere and until recently I just had the boring black strap that came with the camera.  A few weeks ago I switched to using this new camera strap by Capturing Couture.  Since then I have received so many compliments on the strap.  Who notices a camera strap?  Well when the strap is as pretty as this one, apparently lots of people notice it.  I love that this strap came about by two friends who  “were intrigued by the notion of elevating a basic black camera strap into a new world of style…taking a piece of equipment and giving it a fashion spin.”  I say they were very successful with providing an answer to their curiosity.  I love my camera strap (I find no faults with it at all) and am certain that anyone who orders one will love theirs too! Capturing Couture offers so many wonderful patterns to choose from for the camera strap.  I chose the aqua chevron pattern but had a few other patterns I loved as well, especially the new scarf style!- it was so hard … Continue reading

Southern Special {Link up #14}

Welcome to the Southern Special Link Up! My Co-Hosts, Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl, Dawn from Spatulas on Parade and I are so excited to have you join us for this week’s link up! Tuesdays bloggers can stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you can find new blogs, be inspired, test out a new recipe, and most importantly make new friends, Southern Style! I loved everyone’s links last week and can’t wait to see what gets shared this week! Sorry I was away last week.  A very busy time for my family.  We are in the process of finalizing our move to the beach in Southwest Florida and it was my son’s third birthday!  So I was super busy with the Pirate Party we had to celebrate my first baby get one year older!  Read all about it here: NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! Link up rules: 1. Please follow your hosts, it is only fair if you are linking up! Mandy @ The Household Hero Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Bloglovin Cate @ Random Crafty Georgia Girl Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Bloglovin Dawn … Continue reading

Pirate Party Favors #pirateparty

For my son’s 3rd birthday we had a Pirate Party.  This is a great theme for a child’s party; read all about the party here.  Every great party host has some kind of party favor for the guests.  I wanted to give special pirate party favors that the toddlers would all enjoy.  So I collected all the pirate party favors and then took plain brown lunch paper bags; I drew a skull, with dotted lines like in a map and add a large red x with the wording “We arrgh so glad you came!” I also customized this great free printable from brother by adding each child’s name and attaching the ships to the party favor bag.   I filled each party favor bag with pirate goodies, all bought at various places with the exception of the handmade telescopes (instructions here).  The bags included compass rings, eye patches, Jake and the Neverland Pirate crayons, pirate pencil, gold necklace and a ring pop.  Each kid also received a foam sword with their pirate party favor bag!  These were great additions to this special party.  I gave them to the kids as they arrived instead of at the end.  This way they … Continue reading

Pirate Birthday Party

My son turns three tomorrow.  I cannot believe how fast these three years have gone.  One of my favorite mom duties is the birthday party planning.  I go way overboard (check out his Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday).  My son currently loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so I thought it would be a perfect year to have a pirate birthday party. Decorations When I think of pirates I think of red and black.  So I definitely wanted to make sure for his Pirate Birthday Party that I used these two colors as the focus and then added lots of traditional pirate touches combined with Jake.  Since the party was outside in the Florida heat, I knew balloons would not last long and decided to use tissue paper pom poms in their place.  I also used circles on fishing wired as a beautiful backdrop for the food table.  I made a few cute Jack and the Neverland Pirate party centerpieces from popcicle sticks and print outs! Games With toddlers it can be a chore to organize group activities.  So I set up some games/activities that could be played as they wish.  We had a Captain Hook Ring toss, Pirate ship plank … Continue reading

Make Your Body Work – Online Workout Motivation

Make Your Body Work is an online fitness program and your very own personal trainer, Dave.  Unlike other fitness videos found online, the Make Your Body Work programs are completely equipment-free, can be done anywhere, anytime, and are updated with new material each week. Users literally just push play and follow along with Dave.  I was given a month free membership to try out.  I must be honest that despite that all the information appearing useful, I did not use the program since I am motivated to get my workouts done each morning at my local gym.  I did however check out the workouts that were added each week and read some of the tips and advise.  I do feel that this could be a helpful program for beginners or people who need that extra push to take their fitness to a new level. Connect with Make Your Body Work Website |  Facebook | Twitter  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Southern Special {Link Up #12}

Welcome to the Southern Special Link Up! My Co-Hosts, Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl, Dawn from Spatulas on Parade and I are so excited to have you join us for this week’s link up! Tuesdays bloggers can stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you can find new blogs, be inspired, test out a new recipe, and most importantly make new friends, Southern Style! I loved everyone’s links last week and can’t wait to see what gets shared this week! So, let’s get this week’s party started with two of my favorite posts that were linked up to last week’s party: Since next week is the 4th of July, I wanted to feature these great holiday posts.  I always love a free printable to use for themed parties, family fun nights, or gifts.  THis is a great Fourth of July Free Printable Roundup from Spaceships & Laserbeams. And this is a fabulous Round up of Patriotic Recipes by More than a Mom of Three.  Forty very yummy looking recipes that will get you ready to celebrate the 4th! NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! Link up rules: … Continue reading

Ahhh…Life has Hurdles, go herbal with Ahhh…detox by Bio Terra #bioterraherbs

Ever thought about trying to Detox or do a diet cleanse?  Well, I like to add in a detox every month but they are usually too long.  That is until I discovered Bio Terra Herbs.  They offer a great product call Detox…Ahh that is just a short 2 day cleanse.  And I am happy to report after doing the cleanse three times, it is one of the best! BioTerra had me with their humorous marketing strategies and eye catching images.  But what I found most interesting is that all of their products are vegan, 100% natural, and the herbs are enclosed in vegetarian capsules.  However, the most important thing to note is that it works and it works quickly! Connect with BioTerra Herbs Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

No Slip No Drip with the Bondi band + Flash Giveaway coming

This post is sponsored by Fit Approach / Sweat Pink and Bondi Bond. Bondi Band provided me with the headbands for myself to keep and one to use in a giveaway. As an SweatPink ambassador and partnership with Fit Approach, I was given the chance to test out the Bondi Band athletic headband.  I workout everyday, typically 45 minutes of weightlifting combined with high intensity cardio or a hard core Beachbody Workout like Insanity or P90X in my garage.  So having a no slip and no drip way of holding my hair back sounds ideal.  I have never wore an headband during my workouts, so I was thrilled to get to try them out.  After wearing it for a couple of weeks, I can say that it barely slips.  I say barely because I did have some slipping when I was going some intense plyometric moves. The fabric is stretchy and very comfy.  And the bands are wide, so your hair definitely stays back out of your face.   My only complaint is that it makes me sweat more than I do when not wearing it.  But the extra sweat didn’t get in my eyes at least! I initially selected some … Continue reading

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