Date Night at TUPPS Brewery

Had such a great time earlier at @tupps_brewery that I had to bring my husband back to celebrate his bday and try the beer! ❤️ @chancock72 #datenight #tuppsbrewery #downtownmckinney

Recently my husband and I decided to celebrate his birthday. We hired a babysitter, got dressed up, and decided to have a fun night out guilt and kid free! Earlier the day, I had the pleasure of getting a tour of TUPPS Brewery, a local microbrewery located in McKinney, TX. Since I was technically on the clock, I could not taste any of their award-winning craft beers so naturally I had to come back after work with my husband. We arrived at ... [ Read More ]

Win a Year Supply of all free clear #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

With My Blanket Sweepstakes

When you think of babies, you can't help but think about blankets. Hence, why you probably received a million baby blankets during your baby shower. People love to get and receive blankets no matter how hot it is outside. Now you can win a 1 year supply of all free clear by simply sharing a photo of how important your child's blanket is to them. They are going to select 5 lucky winners! Do they snuggle with their favorite blanket? Do ... [ Read More ]

10 Things I Hope To Accomplish This Summer


Summer has arrived and the sun is shining... oh wait.. never mind the rain is back again in Texas due to Tropical Storm Bill's arrival. Isn't Texas weather the best? Anyways, with June halfway over I still have so many things that I hope to accomplish this Summer. 1. Go To The Beach Our family is packing up and heading to Florida for the first time. It will be a long road trip filled with many fun and challenging moments. I am nervous ... [ Read More ]

How to Customize Pinterest Boards

Custom Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is a great way to connect with other bloggers and organize all of your favorite things or the projects that you hope to one day create. For now, if you are looking for ways to customize Pinterest boards, look no further. It's really simple and makes your Pinterest boards look sharp and unique from others. I have customized both of my blog's accounts: Mind of Meesh and McKinney Moms Blog. First, look at your current Pinterest ... [ Read More ]

Mini No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Treat

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

One of the easiest Summer time treats to make is the no bake strawberry shortcake dessert. It doesn't require baking or mixing a list full of ingredients and it has Cool Whip in it. Seriously, I could eat Cool Whip by the spoonful if I let myself. It's so addicting! I remember going to my grandma's house and she would let me eat it straight from the bowl! She was brave for letting us kids do that with all the sugar we ended up having in our ... [ Read More ]

#FreeToBe Crafternoons with all free clear {Giveaway}

FreeToBe Crafternoons

Thank you to all free clear for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try all free clear! My toddler is becoming quite the artist lately and loves to finger paint, watercolor paint, draw, and basically do anything that ends in a beautiful mess. Beautiful because she made it, but messy indeed. That's where all free clear can make crafternoons stress-free by cleaning dirty messes and tough stains that toddlers leave behind. I want her ... [ Read More ]

Made in the Shade: Family Eye Safety Tips

Family Eye Safety Tips

I am doing cartwheels and jumping in excitement to FINALLY see the sun after experiencing a month filled with rain, cloudy skies, and depressing weather. The sun makes me so happy! A few weeks ago in the midst of the stormy, dark weather, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by The Vision Council and Dr. Adamopoulos, OD about protecting your eyes for a lifetime and during the summer months when the sun is out more frequently. First ... [ Read More ]

This is 23 Months Old

23 Months Old

This is what 23 months old looks like:  mismatched clothes, dirt on your hands, a smile on your face, energy that can last forever, and an adventurous soul. I love to take photos of her simply playing and enjoying the sun that is FINALLY out! It has rained for over 3 weeks in Texas. She has changed and grown so much! She is less than one month away from turning 2. Seriously, where does the time go? Her personality is shining through and a ... [ Read More ]

Hormel Chili Frito Pie Casserole #HormelChiliNation

Hormel Chili Frito Pie Casserole

Today’s post is sponsored by HORMEL® Chili, but my love for their chili is all my own! There are a so many recipes that you can make with HORMEL® Chili.  To represent Texas, I decided to make my mom's classic Chili Frito Pie Casserole! I have lost count of how many times I have gone to the State Fair of Texas to see my fellow neighbors grubbing down on the classic Frito Pie cuisine. All the choices in the world, and they continue to pick the ... [ Read More ]

Rocksbox Review: Unlimited Jewelry Subscription + Free Month Coupon


I love receiving mail that isn't bills, so when Rocksbox came into my life and introduced me to their service, my curiosity peaked and I couldn't wait to find out more about their unique and unlimited jewelry subscription service. Jewelry is an area where I tend to wear the same pieces over and over, because I don't have the time or effort to shop and find pieces that match each one of my outfits. I love jewerly, but I don't love to time it ... [ Read More ]

Spread the Love with Huggies Snug N Dry #UltraHug

Huggies #UltraHug

Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers! Visit your local Walmart to try them out for yourself or visit their website. Share an #UltraHug selfie of you & baby. Nominate a local community project. Huggies will Spread the Love. When you think back on your own childhood what moments bring you the most joy? For me, memories filled with play time come rushing to my ... [ Read More ]

How Lazy Blogging Leads to Big Troubles

Lazy Blogger

Repeat after me: Lazy Blogging leads to Big Troubles. Say it again and again until you truly believe this statement with all your heart and soul, because if you don't you may open a can of (legal) worms that you weren't expecting. When I first started blogging four years ago, I wanted to blog to share what wonderful things were happening in our daily lives.  I graduated with a Journalism degree, so I was aware of copyright and media ... [ Read More ]

My Summer Home Decor Wishlist

Summer Home Decor Wishlist

This Frette sponsored post is coming at a great time because with all this horrible rain we are experiencing, I find myself daydreaming about the Summer. Since the sun isn't exactly making an appearance yet in Texas, I thought I would create a Summer Home Decor Wishlist to get me inspired. At least I can make my home feel like summer even if the weather forecast tells me otherwise. Below you will find my summer home decor wish list if money was ... [ Read More ]

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Crock Pot Taco Soup is our family go-to meal when we are looking for something easy and quick to make that can last for days. Everyone likes this meal in our family with the exception of the little one, my stepson and husband love it. Another great perk about this meal is that it makes great leftovers and some would say tastes better that way! You can make this recipe using a crock pot or just by mixing it all together and leaving it on the stove ... [ Read More ]

IHG® Rewards Share Forever Program {Giveaway}

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Finding the funds to travel with your family can be challenging when there are so many other demands that require your attention; However, family vacationing can be done and there are ways to save money and earn rewards for staying at hotels. Hotel stays can get pricey, so I was thrilled when I found out about the IHG® Rewards Share Forever ... [ Read More ]