Groupon 20% OFF Local Deals (Stone Mountain Park!!)

Today only, Groupon is offering  20% OFF Local  for ALL customers with code NEARBY20!  This includes all sorts of festivals, amusement parks, concerts, tours and more – plenty of things to do with the family this Summer.
PLUS – if you need an oil chance, you really can’t beat that Sears Deal!
One of the coolest things around us is Stone Mountain Park in Georgia - it gets great reviews as a family friendly place to go!  And tickets for the Summer Adventure Pass are a steal!
This is also a FANTASTIC way to save on a kid’s birthday party – get a group pass to paintball or bowling, etc… at a steep discount when you use this code!
Let us know if you spot something great in your area!
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Macy’s Bed in a Bag Sets ONLY $17.99!



If you’re looking for a fresh update in the bedroom or guest rooms – Macy’s has an awesome deal on comforters today!  These select styles of 3-Piece Comforter sets are currently only $17.99 – reg $80.

Plus shipping is FREE on orders of $25 or more – so if you pick up a couple sets you’ll be avoiding shipping costs!

These are all reversible to a solid color.


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Ground Mustard & Parmesan Pork Chops One Pan Meal

Ground Mustard Parmesan Pork Chops

One pan healthy meals are my favorite. Not only are they a snap to clean up, but preparation time is minimal as well. This particular recipe is my family’s favorite one pan meal, Ground Mustard & Parmesan Pork Chops. I found a very similar recipe online, but made modifications to better suit my family. I usually get everything ready in the afternoon, and place the baking pan in the fridge until my husband calls to tell me he is on his way home. Then I pop it in the oven, and make a fresh garden salad to go with it. When my hubby walks in the door dinner is ready and my house smells amazing.  [Read more...]

TOMS on Zulily – Ends TODAY!!



Just a reminder about this fun sale on TOMS – it ends TODAY!


I love Zulily – they have some great sales on ADORABLE stuff - join here if you haven’t yet!

If you love TOMS but have been waiting around for a good sale – this is it! Hurry over to Zulily today where select styles of TOMS shoes are available for up to 40% OFF!



I love these Palm Tree Toms – they’re down to $32.99 – reg $55.
Check out the Women’s, Men’s and Kids section to find all the cutest styles – sizes will go FAST, as they do every time this sale comes around – so don’t delay!

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Happy Father’s Day


We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day.  My daddy is celebrating in heaven.  Although, I miss him so much I know nothing on earth can compare to his eternal home. My dad was so funny! Everyone wanted to be around him. What I remember most is daddy always doing for others. So many times he would call me, once I moved to Cleveland, and tell me he and my mom were coming for the day just to bring us something or take us to dinner. I watched him serve people, give, and love others with an unwavering passion. If you knew him, you loved him and wanted to be around him. He always made me laugh, brightened my day, and made me feel loved and adored. I miss him so very much! He would have enjoyed all his grand babies so much and they would have had so much fun with them. 



Today, my kids and I celebrate my hubby.  He is an incredible husband, father, and friend.  I am blessed beyond measure, and so thankful.  Our story is not perfect, in fact there were years when our marriage was completely broken, but God has healed our hearts and restored our life. As a result of those years that seemed so hopeless, I appreciate our life together so much more. I am so thankful for a man that loves God, loves me, and loves his children. He is a man of integrity that leads us with Godly wisdom and love. We are so excited to celebrate him today.


Amazon: Cuisnart Cookware Set 70% OFF!

When you make lots of meals at home – a good cookware set is definitely worth the investment.  Right now on Amazon – this VERY highly rated Cuisinart 13PC Classic Induction Stainless Steel Cookware set is a whopping 70% OFF retail price!

Product Description

13-Piece Set Includes: (1) 2 Quart Saucepan with Lid (1) 3 Quart Pour Saucepan with Straining Cover (1) 4 Quart Sauté Pan with Helper Handle and Lid (1) 5 Quart Pour Dutch Oven with Straining Cover (1) 8 Quart Stockpot with Lid (1) 8″ Non-Stick Skillet (1) 10″ Skillet (1) 18 cm Steamer Insert (Fits 2 Quart Saucepan)

This deal is only good today – so don’t wait around!

  • PowerBond high-impact bonded base ensures ultimate durability, heats up fast and distributes heat evenly; Eliminates hot spots
  • Rims of cookware are tapered to make pouring clean and easy
  • Riveted stainless steel handles, including side grips and helper handles, are professionally riveted to ensure a lifetime of perfect balance
  • Induction ready, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe to 500 deg; Lids Oven Safe to 350 deg
  • Tempered glass lids fit tight to lock in flavor, texture and nutrients; Wide, easy-grip handles

Plus, get FREE 2-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, or Free Super-Saver shipping with a $35 purchase.

  • Subscribe & Save prices are listed with standard 5% Off S&S discount.
  • The S&S discount will be 15% Off for those with 5+ monthly subscriptions.
  • The S&S discount will be 20% Off for Amazon Mom/Prime members with 5+ monthly subscriptions.


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Even sweeter, get a FREE 3-Month Trial of Amazon Prime when you sign up with Amazon Mom! (For any caregiver, not just moms)


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Best Father’s Day Dessert Ideas


Best Father’s Day Dessert Ideas

When I was combing through our dessert archives choosing our 10 best Father’s Day dessert ideas – I started wondering… what exactly makes a dessert good for Father’s Day?

Three things seem to fit the criteria best:

a) Anything with chocolate or peanut butter in abundance (preferably both!)

b) Anything nostalgic – if it’s like mom or grandma used to make, it’s probably going to tug on his heart strings

c) Anything that’s crazy-fattening

Even if dad isn’t a big dessert guy, Father’s Day is really just a perfect excuse to make a dessert you want to eat and then ask him how he likes his gift as you help yourself to seconds ;)

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These Peanut Butter No-Bake cookies are one of our top-pinned recipes – and just perfect for the peanut butter lovin’ dad.  You won’t even have to heat up the kitchen to make these!

best ever mississippi mud cake


Best Ever Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

If dad has a sweet tooth, this will definitely not disappoint!  The combination of chocolate, nuts, marshmallows and butter equal heaven on a plate :)

Spruced up cake mix

Double Chocolate Cake Recipe

Speaking of chocolate…. this double chocolate cake will NOT disappoint in the chocolate department!  Kasey made this cake for me before and oh-my-lanta was it awesome!



Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Some dads just are not fans of chocolate.  I know – total crazy talk – but it’s true.  Satisfy a sweet tooth that leans toward something more refreshing and creamy with this Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!  The kids can help line up the little white chocolate chips around the edges or sprinkle with lemon zest instead.


Easy Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

You don’t have to be from Kentucky to appreciate a pecan pie that invited chocolate chips to the party.  SO GOOD – but so EASY.

And a close cousin to Derby Pie recipe is Kasey’s mom’s German Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe!  It includes coconut, which is not my favorite but some dads love :)


Best Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Speaking of pies – this Buttermilk Pie recipe is going to knock dad’s socks off.   It’s straight out of Kasey’s mom’s recipe book and bound to satisfy a southern sweet tooth ;)


valentines day cake recipes


Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Speaking of nostalgic recipes, this cake is full of nuts and memories – this one is the MOST requested recipe at Southern Living for a reason.  We all want to travel back in time and taste those desserts our grandparents made again :)


Giant Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake

This one is  so simple and so yummy.  So yummy that everyone had half-finished theirs before I could whip my camera out for a pretty picture.  You’ll have to use your imagination on this one.  If you can stuff store-bought cookie dough into a cake pan and spread soft ice cream on it – you can do this!


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

We used heart-shaped pb cups for these Valentine’s Day desserts but you can just sub out normal peanut butter cups for Father’s Day



Fish Cake

If dad is more of a cake guy – a theme cake is always fun for Father’s Day.  This fish cake would be cute for the angler dad!  For that matter, the Nascar dad might like a Racecar Cake – although it’s more fun for the kids to make probably ;)