Smith Lake fishing and camping is fun for the whole family! Part of the Alabama Bass Trail, there's bass fishing and a whole lot more.

Smith Lake Fishing and Camping for Families

Last weekend our whole family was able to unplug and unwind with some Smith Lake fishing and camping. Part of the Alabama Bass Trail, Smith Lake has over 500 miles of shoreline and covers 21,000 acres! That's a lot of lake. We chose to stay at Smith Lake Park cabins due to their proximity to amenities and the city of Cullman. and  You might … [Read More...]

DIY kakamora Halloween costume for your Moana family costumes this year!

Easy Kakamora Costume DIY for Moana Family Costumes

We're doing Moana family costumes (and a trunk or treat!) this year and this easy kakamora costume is what Hubs is wearing. Y'all, I get a little sniffly thinking that this could be our last year doing a family costume. I feel like I eked another year out only because Moana was such a hit with both kids. Otherwise we'd have a Ninjago … [Read More...]

Make ahead these 15 Instant Pot freezer meals and have them ready for easy dinner on busy nights.

15 Instant Pot Freezer Meals

I've been pretty much obsessed with my Instant Pot since I got it, but this time of year my need for it has taken on a whole new level. October through December is our family's busiest time of year on all fronts so I'm relying on my Instant Pot like never before. Are you in the same boat? Use these Instant Pot Freezer meals to prep and quickly … [Read More...]

This freezer Instant Pot meal is an easy dinner recipe that just might save your sanity this season!

Instant Pot Pepper Steak Freezer Meal

This Instant Pot Pepper Steak recipe easily goes from your freezer to your pressure cooker. Make it ahead and freeze or assemble at dinner time, whatever works best for your family. Instant Pot Pepper Steak Ingredients 1lb Boneless Beef Eye of Round Steak, sliced into strips 8oz sliced mushrooms 1 red pepper, sliced (or get the frozen kind … [Read More...]

transitioning from one child to two

Transitioning from One Child to Two

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PG. The opinions and text are all mine. Parenting sometimes seems like a big guessing game and there's nothing like transitioning from one child to two to make you feel that way. When our firstborn arrived (Sweet T Makes Three!) I was over-prepared right down to having little custom … [Read More...]

Instant Pot spare ribs in 20 minutes! These pressure cooker spare ribs cook up quickly with just a few simple ingredients.

Instant Pot Spare Ribs

Make spare ribs in the Instant Pot in 20 minutes! These pressure cooker spare ribs cook up quickly with just a few simple ingredients. Serve your Instant Pot spare ribs with crispy brussels sprouts roasted in your air fryer. It's the one kitchen gadget I use as much as my Instant Pot. It makes frozen french fries taste deep-fried without the … [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes of Disney On Ice!

Last month, Sweet T and I enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience together at Feld Entertainment Headquarters. We got to go behind the scenes of Disney On Ice Dare to Dream! Keep reading see our behind the scenes Disney on Ice experience plus video of the performance itself! Disney on Ice behind the scenes made an unforgettable memory for … [Read More...]

RV Escape To David Crockett State Park

My husband and I have been RVing with our kids for a couple of years now and we are really loving the freedom it brings. At first I wasn't sure about all this "camping", but what I found out is that when you RV, it actually means that you stay in a nice studio apartment that gets towed behind your truck. Now, we can escape the confines of suburbia … [Read More...]