Old Factory Candles & Giveaway

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Recently, I was sent a set of Old Factory candles, and they are wonderful!  I love the rustic packaging they come in.  I chose the Coffee Shop set which features – Coffee Bean, Chai Tea, and Hazelnut.  Those are some of my favorite scents

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They made my kitchen and living room smell wonderful.  I enjoy sweet food scents and spicy scents when I choose candles.  The smell of Coffee Bean and Hazelnut were deliciously sweet.  The chai tea was a spicy scent, which I thought Nate would enjoy, since he loves a good chai tea. (more…)

Ruby Red Grapefruitade

During the fall and winter down here in Texas, ruby red grapefruit is in season.  I just love the color and taste — that bright red juiciness.  They are deliciously sweet.

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One of my favorite things to drink is grapefruit juice.  I usually have a carton in the fridge or when I can buy a huge bag of ruby red grapefruits, I love to make it freshly squeezed.  Everybody else in my family thinks I’m nuts.  They love orange juice, which is fine by me. Nobody ends up stealing my grapefruit juice! (more…)

The Pretty Pintastic Party #30

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This week I’ve been so busy.  My teenager is trying out for a Drum Corp for the color guard.  It’s her passion in life.  If she makes it, she’ll spend the summer traveling the country.  I’m excited and scared for her all at the same time.  Then, yesterday was my wedding anniversary – 5 years!  We didn’t get a chance to celebrate yet between him working over time and me taking sick kids to the doctor and attending preschool Thanksgiving parties.  But, he’s taking a week long vacation for Thanksgiving, and I think I’ll surprise him with a visit to his favorite hibachi grill!

Now onto the party!


 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

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Pregnancy Cravings and Morning Sickness

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Nate and I have decided we want to add one more little one to our family.  Hopefully, soon I’ll have some news.  But, when I think back on my pregnancies, I remember the morning sickness that lasts forever and the cravings. What kind of crazy cravings did you have during pregnancy?

I had all kinds of intense cravings. I found when I was craving something, even if I was still nauseous from my morning sickness, if I ate what I was craving, I felt so much better.  So, I gave in to most of my cravings.  With my first and second pregnancies, I wanted kosher pickles and apple juice. My husband would find me standing in front of the fridge drinking apple juice right from the bottle.  However, the pickles could not be cold.  I’d only eat them if they were room temperature. (more…)

Harry Potter Movie Night with Butter Beer Popcorn

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Spending time together alone without the kids keeps us close.  Sometimes we go out, sometimes we just lay in the bed and watch silly YouTube videos together, and sometimes we wait until the kids go to bed and have a movie night date at home.

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I get out the Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and treats, and it’s better than going to the movie theater. This is what we did over the past weekend. This weekend’s selection was Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1. So, you know I had to make some themed treats! (more…)

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