Archive | May, 2012

Facebook, like yo mama taught you!

I love this title, it puts a smile on my face! I find that sometimes on the world-wide web it’s easy to forget those wise words our mamas taught us.   Etiquette, manners, common courtesy is becoming a lost art with the rise of technology based communication.  Good old fashion manners doesn’t have to be a thing of […]

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Chilled Strawberry Orange Drink

One of the things I love about Latin America, is all of the fresh fruit juice stands that you can find at the park, the market, on the street corner, well you can pretty much find them all over the place.  My favorite mix is strawberries and freshly squeezed oranges.  I would never have put that combo together […]

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You Know You’re a Blogger if…….

First, a blogging tip: I wanted to share with you blogging tips that I have learned throughout my blogging and e-zine journey.  They may come once a week, once a month or even twice a week.  I am not sure, I will just go with the flow on this. Be rest assured, that I am still learning […]

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If you subscribe via Email or Facebook you may have won!

The gifts below are a big HUG from us to you, our subscribers! We appreciate having you alongside of us as we journey together through life and family, GRACIAS! The winner of the SIGNED copy of  Savvy Grandmother is Vi Brooks! Congrats! You have until May 30th at 9a.m. central to claim your prize. Contact me via […]

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Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Shells

Featured Writer: Lyuba Brooke Italian food is the perfect comfort food. You can’t go wrong with pasta, tomato sauce and cheese. Stuffed shells is one of those perfect meals that your whole family will love. I love cooking Italian food; it is always my go to cuisine when I need something delicious for a nice family evening. […]

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See-Thru Art Easel

Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson I have an obsession with kid and teaching supplies.  I used to teach, so I guess it’s the leftovers of that.  Anyway, I still get all of the magazines, and something similar to this came in one of them.  I can’t say I invented it, but my hubby sure made if […]

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Summer Taco Salad

Featured Writer: Michelle Day Taco Salad is one of those recipes that everyone you know makes differently.  I have had many Taco Salads over the years and kind of just combined all my favorite ingredients out of them and made my own recipe.  I make this salad a lot in the summer!  Give it a try and […]

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A Savvy Grandmother Turned Author

~We started our BeYOUtiful Mom Series with a thank you gift giveaway for our email subscribers and we will end our series with another giveaway for our Facebook friends! Marty Norman has moved forward in obedience with the big dreams God has put on her heart! She is now giving away a signed copy of her book […]

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DIY Camera Strap Cover

Welcome to our month long series, BeYOUtiful Mom, where we are celebrating motherhood through inspirational stories, crafts, recipes, fashion….. ~~~~ Featured Contributor: Leigh Ann Phillips When my husband bought me a SLR camera I knew I wanted to make it distinctive so I made a camera strap cover for it.  You can too! You’ll need: Fabric - […]

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5 Simple Tips for Dressing Down your Fancy Dress

I love wearing dresses and I especially love wearing them in the summer.  You know that extra breeze that comes up your dress, is heaven sent. Yes, if you have lived in Houston, SC, Florida….. you know exactly what I am talking about. Since I love wearing dresses I have to find ways to dress […]

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Wasted Thoughts On Dissatisfaction With My Body

Welcome to the 6th story in our series, beYOUtiful Mom! Featured Writer: Beth Saavedra Since my wedding day (that oft cited standard of ideal female weight), I’ve gained over thirty pounds. I’ve also launched a professional career, borne four children, made an international move, gained reasonable fluency in a second language, and read enough books […]

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Lose the Baby Fat! Toning Exercises Pt. 2

Featured Writer: Alaina Holland -Part 1 of our Stroller Fitness go here. 1) Kiss The Challenge: Pectorals, back, triceps, abdominals, glutes Focus: Pectoral and abdominal toning. This is a push-up stroller style. Step away from the stroller and angle your body to the ground. Have your hands on the handle bar in front of you. Keep […]

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Banana Muffins

Featured Contributor: Crystal Owens One of our favorite desserts is banana bread, especially if there are chocolate chips added in. Making several loaves at a time to give away is a great memory I have from my childhood. I remember my mother would let me help her wrap the loaves with a pretty bow on […]

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Do you kiss your kids on the lips?

Do you kiss your baby on the lips? Do you still kiss your parents on the lips? Do you think it’s gross or just darling? This is how we roll: We don’t, but we do.  When I watched our 5yr old go straight for his kindergartens teachers lips that’s when I realized that maybe we […]

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Don’t Parent Out of Pride

Welcome to our fifth story in our series beYOUtiful Mom! Featured Writer: Alia Hagenbach Some of the first advice I received years ago as a first time mom was “pick your battles.“  Being a first time mom, I was determined to do an amazing  job. I read the parenting books. I got this, I thought. […]

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Light White Baked Mac-n-Cheese

White Baked Mac~N~Cheese, Light   I bet everyone has a guilty pleasure and if we ask 10 people, probably half will say it’s mac-n-cheese. This definitely, is a weakness for me. Just like any other guilty pleasure, I make macaroni and cheese only a couple of times a year. Last time I was making it, […]

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Snapshot Monday

Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann A time to plant. There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Behind the Scenes Family Photo Shoot

Stress, chaos, chasing after kids, bribing, stern (very stern) looks, “you better smile or else”, a crying baby who could care less about any of your threats and bribes your spouting off. Yea, I only know this because I have heard other moms share their horror family picture stories, NOT. Well, I thought it would be […]

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