2021 - My WAHM Plan

Micro Food Gardening & Tiny Plants Books Giveaway

 I can’t believe we are in the middle of July already. With the sultry summer days upon us, adding more plants outside may not sound appealing, but these two books can help. The first book, Micro Food Gardening will show you how to plant tiny plants that will grow and thrive in small spaces like windowsills and front porches or stoops. The second book, Tiny Plants, will welcome you into the world of miniature house plants that will thrive in small spaces too. Read on to learn how to enter the giveaway for these two small, but mighty gardening book resources.


Two Books Giveaway!



Micro Food Gardening and Tiny Plants Books

Serve Company in Style Shop Macy’s 4th of July Sale

Happy Summer friends! Doesn’t it feel good to see friends and family again and welcome them into our homes? I can’t wait to have our first bonfire and cookout of the season, but before I welcome company, I’m going to do a little shopping for some new cooking and serving goodies at the Macy’s 4th of July sale. Check out my shopping suggestions below and see if something sparks your interest.




4th of July sale at Macys.com

Get All the Storage Spaces in Your Home Organized

Happy Friday dear readers! Have you missed me as much as I've missed you? I took some  much needed time off to recharge my batteries so I could come back refreshed and ready to share all kinds of fun and creative ideas with you. I'm not "officially" back until Monday, so today I'm sharing a guest post from organization expert with Modular Closets, Marty Basher. I hope you enjoy her insightful ideas and tips on how to get all the storage spaces in your home organized during National Homeowners Month. Even if you aren't a home owner yet, this will help you get your space organized. 


Let's Get Organized!



Get storage spaces in your home organized

Weekend Gardeners Ease Back Pain with a Free Salonpas Patch

Hello June and hello summer gardening chores! From pulling weeds, to mowing, to trimming trees, my husband and I are working outside to spruce up our landscape most every weekend now.  I love living this semi-rural lifestyle, but trust me when I say, there is a lot of hard work and upkeep involved and more often than not, our hard work has us both saying we have a backache by the end of the day. Thankfully, we’d discovered the benefits of using Salonpas products years ago, so when I was asked if I would help spread the word about Salonpas Day where they give away free patches I happily agreed! Read on to see how you can ease back pain with a free Salonpas patch this month!



Our Freshly Mowed Backyard!



our freshly mowed backyard

A Conversation With Author Peggy Trotter & $25 Amazon GC Giveaway!

 If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you've noticed my love of books and giveaways, so imagine my delight when I was asked to share both with you today, my birthday! It seemed like a fantastic way to celebrate my special day by giving you something too. After all, if it weren't for you, my wonderful readers, I wouldn't also be celebrating my blogs ten year anniversary this year! So, thank you again, and now I'm going to share a conversation with author Peggy Trotter talking about her newest book, The Misfit Bride,  plus share details on a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway along with other book swag!


The Misfit Bride!


The Misfit Bride by Peggy Trotter

The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook Giveaway

My family and I love shopping at our local Aldi grocery store. No other grocery offers me the same quality produce, meat, and dairy, plus a wide and varied selection of organic products all at affordable process. I can’t sing the praises of this store enough, so I was delighted when I was asked if I’d like to receive a copy of The Unofficial ALDI®  Cookbook to review and host a giveaway. Read on to learn about Aldi and enter the giveaway.


Aldi Store

May the 4th be with you: Monthly Star Wars Mystery Box

What’s your favorite Star Wars movie? When I’m asked this question, usually on May 4th, I reply I can’t choose a favorite and I stand by that. I love so many of the Star Wars characters, from both the new movies and the classics! Imagine my delight when I learned that Cratejoy has a Star Wars monthly subscription box! I’m geeking out over here and thought I’d share this cool find too.


Cratejoy Star Wars Mystery Box
Source: Cratejoy

Getting Saucy with Holic Foods Sauces Recipe and Giveaway

It would only take you a minute in our kitchen to know foodies live here. Our cabinets are full of seasonings, varieties of salts and peppers, dried herbs and so on. If you look in our fridge and pantry, you’ll find lots of condiments and sauces sorted (usually) by cuisine. My husband and I love to cook! Imagine my delight when an email about Holic Foods Sauces landed in my inbox. Yes, of course I would love to try their sauces and host a giveaway! Today, we are getting saucy with Holic Foods Sauces, sharing one of their favorite recipes and hosting a giveaway for a box of their sauces!


Getting Saucy!



Holic Sauces Trio
My thanks to Holic Foods Sauces for sending me a complimentary box of your products to facilitate today’s post and giveaway. No further compensation given. All opinions are my own.

5 Lovely Mother’s Day Gift Ideas You’ll love to give and Receive

 

Around this time each year, my husband and daughters start asking for gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Each year I might give them hints, but I don’t come right out and tell them to buy me something, because I want to be surprised! This weekend when I was asked again what I want for Mother’s Day, I decided to create a lovely Mother’s Day gift ideas I’d love to give and receive post in case you need a little inspiration as well or have family members asking what you’d like to  receive.


Lovely Mother's Day Gift Ideas





 

Celebrating Earth Day with Nature’s Path Sunrise Vanilla Yogurt Bowls

Happy Earth day! Over the years, I’ve written several blog posts to share how my family honors our earth by showcasing what we are planting or events we’ll be attending. There are many resources available on the EarthDay.org site and I hope you’ll visit and find a way to plug in and help where you are. This year, I’m focusing on shining a light of food resources and farms that are doing their part to help stop food scarcity. One such company is Nature’s Path Organic Foods, so I made Sunrise vanilla yogurt bowls to celebrate Earth day and to share a little more about Nature’s Path and their recent annual Gardens for Good Program. 



Nature’s Path Sunrise Vanilla Yogurt Bowls


Shrek 20th Anniversary in Movie Theaters Nationwide Apr. 25, 28 & 29

Happy Monday friends! I hope you are having lovely spring weather in your area like we are enjoying here in Nashville. April is always so pretty here with all the trees and flowers blooming. My only wish is that time would slow down! April seems to be flying by. Speaking of time flying by, can you believe it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to Shrek and his merry band of friends? I know I was blown away when I read that, so I just had to share this fun 20th anniversary release of Shrek in theaters this month! Read on for all the details.  


Shrek 20th Anniversary in Movie Theaters Nationwide Apr. 25, 28 & 29


Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich

As the days grow longer and warmer, my idea of a perfect lunch is evolving. I’m wanting lots of fruits and veggies and a heart grained bread for a sandwich or as a side to soup just feels too heavy now that spring has officially arrived. Recently, I found the answer when I was asked if I’d like to try Atoria’s Family Bakery mini flatbread with whole grain and flax seeds. I made a quick and easy grilled chicken flatbread sandwich that was so good, I wanted to share it with you in case you are wanting a lighter lunch as well.


Lunch is Served!


Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich


My thanks to Atoria's Family Bakery for the complimentary flatbread showcased in today's post. No other compensation given. All opinions are my own.

Satisfy your Sweet, Salty cravings with Sweet Chaos Popcorn & Giveaway

It happens to all of us. We need a snack, but we can’t put our finger on what we are craving. Some people head to the fridge for something cold and crispy, while others, like my husband will always look for something crunchy and salty. If he can get a little sweet mixed in so much the better, so imagine our delight when Sweet Chaos popcorn sent us a big box of their flavored popcorn. And because they are so sweet, they are hosting a giveaway for a variety bundle of popcorn so you can satisfy your sweet salty cravings with Sweet Chaos popcorn too.


Cravings Satisfied!



Sweet Chaos Popcorn & Giveaway

My Thanks to Sweet Chaos Popcorn for the complimentary products showcased in today's post and for hosting a giveaway. No other compensation given. All opinions and love of good popcorn are my own.

Go Shop, Play, Win! Monopoly game at Albertson’s

We are a family that loves playing board games and the classic, Monopoly is in our rotation. If you love Monopoly, but don’t have the time to set up and play the traditional board game, don’t worry, you can now play online and win some awesome prizes too. Thanks to today’s sponsor, Albertson’s, I’m sharing how you can play the Shop, Play, Win! Monopoly game at Albertson’s and enter a $100 gift card giveaway!



Monopoly:



#GoShopPlayWin Monopoly Game

Grow Your Own Spices No Matter Where You Live Book Review & Giveaway

February with it’s cold, dreary winter days always makes me yearn for spring. I know I’m not alone in this need for warmer temperatures to arrive and wipe away the last bit of winter, but we have a few more weeks to wait until spring shows up. Now is the perfect time to start your gardening plans if you haven’t already. I’ve got three books to share with you in the next few weeks that will help with that. Today’s book review and giveaway is all about Spices and how you can grow them no matter where you live.


Grow Your Own Spices at Home!


Grow your own spices book

Share love and positivity through crafting with your teen

The last two weeks have been especially hard on my teen daughter. She has been sick, she’s on a hybrid in person/online school program so she can’t interact with her friends, the weather is nasty so she can’t enjoy her normal outdoor activities AND she’s supposed to commit to a college. That’s a lot to take on! We were chatting one day after school recently that we missed the fun, carefree days of elementary school. This time of year, we’d be focusing our efforts on designing a cool Valentine’s box for the class party. Like a light being turned on, we thought, what is stopping us from doing this now? We gathered up supplies to make a quick Valentine’s box. It’s an easy way to share love and positivity through crafting with your teen.


Happy Valentine’s Day!



Valentine's Box Crafting Time with Teen

Sesame Street release Elmo's World: Things Elmo Loves DVD Giveaway

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to be hosting my first giveaway of 2021! I have a question for you- what do elephants, drawing, grandparents, and chickens have in common? They’re all things Elmo loves! We are an Elmo loving family here, so when I was asked if I’d like to host a giveaway for Elmo’s new DVD from Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop I immediately said yes. Who wouldn’t want to spread joy and cheer far and near with everyone’s favorite furry red monster?


Sesame Street release Elmo's World: Things Elmo Loves DVD Giveaway

Gourmet Nuts and Cookies make perfect Game Day Snacks

 Are there NFL football fans in your family? My husband and I are fans of the game and always root on the home team, which for us is the Tennessee Titans. Our Titans did so well this year, that it was a sad moment when we lost last Sunday’s game. At least we have the Superbowl on February 7th to look forward to. We’ll be tuning in to and partaking in all the game day fun even if our team isn’t playing. To us, and most fans, it’s just not game day if you don’t have food and snacks! Thanks to today’s sponsor, Sugar Plum Chocolates, I’ll be serving up gourmet nuts and cookies which make perfect game day snacks.


Snack Tins for the Win!



Gourmet Nuts and Cookies make perfect Game Day Snacks

Quickly heat small spaces with a portable tower heater

Happy New Year friends! I hope this first week of 2021 is going well for you. Here at my home, remote learning is in full swing for my daughters. My husband is back to work, and I’m back in my home office full time. I’ve got so many fun posts to share with you this year starting with a great product from my friends at NewAir. They were kind enough to send me a complimentary portable tower heater that we’ve already put to work this winter. If you need to quickly heat small spaces, this portable tower heater may be perfect for you.


Quickly heat small spaces with a portable tower heater