Packable Lunch Snack for a Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Pirates Booty and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever eaten school lunch with your child? I mean – not you homeschool moms – you are in a league all your own, and wow, right on to you but that’s never going to be […]

GE French-Door Refrigerator with Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System

As many of you know, I moved to Big Texas back in May, after courting a fine man for the winter, and being convinced that though Texas would most certainly be HOT, it would be worth it. It is. Both. It IS hot.  But it IS worth it. We’ve had a wonderful spring and summer, […]

Bears for Humanity

I’ve just learned, for sure, that all stuffed animals are not created equally. I know, I know.  We all have a pile of fluffy creatures in bins and baskets and on beds all throughout our homes.  It seems our kiddos just can’t get enough of them, or well, at least that’s how it is in […]

Take and Bake Pizza…Papa Murphy’s

“Dear Susan, would you care to go have a pizza on us?” Pardon? Papa Murphy’s offered ME a night off from cooking, and wondered if I would be interested? Umm, yes? You see, I met the folks of Papa Murphy’s back in April, at a conference on the Pacific Coast.  Before moving to Texas, I […]

New Flooring Update…Mohawk Carpet and Laminate

Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you my nasty, nasty floors, and you judged me for living in what appeared to be squalor, and we kinda stopped being friends? Well, folks, we can be friends again. Thanks to Mohawk, whom I met last year at a really fun conference where they were letting […]

Don’t Look Down…Flooring Remodel

I live in an old house. It was old when I bought it, 15 years ago.  Built in 1920, it was unlike any other house in the area, the oldest in our neighborhood by decades.  It needed work. So, for 2 years, on a VERY limited budget, we gutted it to stud walls, rewired, replumbed, […]

Time for Camp…Using Mabel’s Labels!

This post is sponsored by Mabel’s Labels. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My son is growing up. I was just watching videos of him a couple of days ago, when he was 2 and 3, making cooking videos with me.  Back when he still said the words “four” and “door” like “fear” and […]

The Mazda3…A #ZoomZoom Review

A Doughmesstic job perk? Getting asked to do fun things.  Fun things that most people don’t have the luxury to do.  For example – getting asked to take the 2015 Mazda 3 for a spin. In Las Vegas. After a brief introduction to each other on Twitter (seriously kids, get yourself on Twitter, it’s where […]

Legrand Under Cabinet Lighting System…and a Giveaway

Sometimes, life is so full.  You don’t even realize that things could possibly be better, because life is just going your way. That usually lasts about 27 seconds. I kid, I kid. But there is some truth there.  For example, I adore my kitchen as it is, complete with 2 fridges, granite counters, a gorgeous […]