My Weight Loss Journey | Losing 180 Pounds

My Journey | I Lost 180 Pounds It's crazy for me to believe that it's been 14 years now since I took my most desperate step to take back control of my life. At 367 pounds I felt like I had tried everything in my power to lose weight … EVERYTHING . I tried every fad diet (remember cabbage soup?), I tried programs like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem, I even tried a year of cardio only at the gym (I went 7 days a week!). With PCOS working against … [Read more...]

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style   For our 25th wedding anniversary my oldest daughter presented us with this family tree wall hanging. I absolutely LOVED it and wanted to share in hopes it might help spark a creative (& fairly simple) gift for a loved one in your lives! You will need: Scrabble letters to spell the names/words you choose 2 pieces of contrasting scrapbook paper scissors or razor blade to cut … [Read more...]

Puro Audio Protection Headphones

Sample received. All opinions are my own. Being a fitness instructor and just a plain lover of music, I spend a lot of time listening to music of all types. A good set of headphones, in my opinion, is critical. I've tried all kinds from the ear bud types to the full on head set type. A friend started talking to me about the new Puro headphones that are volume limited and reduce the outside noise up to 80%. I was so excited when I got the chance … [Read more...]

MiU Digital Clock Essential Oil Diffusers

Samples received. All opinions are my own. It is that time of the year where it seems like someone in our house is sick with a cold or flu every week. Which also means it is that time of the year where everyone has oils going to help strengthen the immune system or to help get a good nights sleep. MiU sent me 2 of their Digital Clock Essential Oil Diffusers, and just in time as my daughter is stuffy and plugged up. The diffuser is pretty … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

Exercises for Banishing the Baby Weight After Delivery

Exercises for Banishing the Baby Weight After Delivery The miracle of pregnancy and childbirth changes your mind, body and soul forever. The mind and soul part is great, but the body part has some downsides. According the to Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, but that’s not the only change. Your stomach muscles expand and can pull apart in the third trimester. If you were on … [Read more...]

Time to Update the Kitchen | LG Remodeling Sale #bbyremodeling

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Remodeling our kitchen was one of the best ideas we ever had. It not only updated our house, but it made the heart of our home more enjoyable to be in. Remodeling can be quite costly, but when you time it just right there are savings to be had. Like right now at the Best Buy Remodeling Sales … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies Easter is just around the corner and my kids are already begging for bunny goodies. These fun sugar cookies are stacked and combined in a fun way that looks like the Easter Bunny from behind! Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla … [Read more...]

Traveling with Twins on Planes

Two to Kiss, Two to Love: Traveling with Twins on Plane  The “Two to Kiss, Two to Love” series is a helpful series on BabyCubby for all you twin mamas out there! This guest post was written by Jackie Hall, mom to three: twin infants and a three year old daughter. As I write to you, I’m on vacation with my parents in California. We plan to do Disneyland next week, but in the meantime, are visiting with my mom’s friend, Robyn. … [Read more...]