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Making memories with our Oceanview Wooden Swing Set from Backyard Discovery™

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There’s one thing I’m fairly certain about- and that would be the innate desire of children to run free outside. In fact when I was a child I remember my mom would make us go outdoors and play, joking about not coming in until the street lamps turned on. So many fun memories were made as my sisters, neighborhood friends, and I spent our days dreaming up adventures and exploring everything around us. That’s why I’m thankful that my kids ALWAYS seem to be begging me to let them go out and play. Granted that usually leads to them getting pretty messy, but I’ll take it over sitting on the couch all day in front of the television. And it’s nothing a good bath can’t solve, Amen?! Now they NEVER want to come inside thanks to the Oceanview Wooden Swing Set from Backyard Discovery™ we received as a part of this sponsored post.DSC_0075

Listen, the daily cries for a trip to the park have subsided, instead they run out the back door into their own little park. Which quite frankly, I am 100 percent okay with. Parks can be fun, but keeping up with 7 crazy, little kids in an over crowded, noisy place isn’t pleasant. We usually only make it an hour and then need to head home; mainly due to one kid’s breakdown or another who had an accident. Either way, we don’t last for very long. When it’s all said and done, it takes us the same amount of time to actually get to and from the park as we did to play in it. This, my friends, is the definition of frustrating. Something had to give and I’m glad it went in the direction of “Estes Park”, ha!


As we looked into “breaking ground” on Estes Park we knew that we wanted a wooden swing set, but not just ANY swing set. We have 7 children, who inevitably will want to all be playing on this set at the same time, so it was important to us for our swing set to have a variety of fun features and be one that the kids could still play on as they grew.


Just looking at the Oceanview Wooden Swing Set, I feel like all of my dreams have been answered. For me, the wooden swing set was much classier and better looking. And while each of my children have a favorite part of the swing set, mine would have to be the clubhouse on top. Actually I may have told my children a time or two that the clubhouse is mommy’s, ha! It’s seriously the coolest, can you blame me?


If you think my Oceanview Wooden Swing Set is pretty awesome, then maybe you should get one too! In fact, we have a handy dandy giveaway ready to make one reader’s backyard dreams come true! Yes, you read that right…one of you could win this beautiful Oceanview Wooden Swing Set, too. Entering is easy, just look below:

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Here’s the details: The giveaway is sponsored by Backyard Discovery™ and will be open from 11/18/15 to 12/11/15. One winner (from all 5 blogger giveaways) will be selected to receive one (1) Oceanview Wooden Swing Set delivered to the winner (ARV $1,399, excluding installation) Sway Group will select a winner on 12/14/15, which will be highlighted in the Rafflecopter and they will follow up with the prizewinner*.

*Winner will give Backyard Discovery™ permission to use their name and likeness for publicity.

If waiting isn’t your style, and you’d like to find out more about the Oceanview Wooden Swing Set or buy your own today, then you’re in luck! They’re sold at Sam’s Club, on Amazon and on their website.

Truly it’s a purchase for the whole family! Even our puppy S’more is a fan. She has been known to climb up the stairs and go down the slide on her own, and it may be the cutest thing ever!



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Oceanview Wooden Swing Set from Backyard Discovery™.

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Getting your little girl dressed for the holidays

As the holidays are vastly approaching I’ve started to panic a little about our annual Christmas card picture. Finding outfits for nine people to wear that semi coordinates, is no joke. Seriously, that’s why it doesn’t happen often, ha! Then after you have all of the clothing situated you pray for a miracle and all children cooperate for just one perfect shot. It’s a lot of work, whew.
But I must saying finding the perfect dress is a magical moment. Especially when said dress can be located online and it arrives at your door better than you had imagined!

This year I think we plan to be a little dressy for our pictures and then wear those clothes for Christmas Sunday. Two birds, One stone- see what I did there?! Anyway, I love a good black and white combo with a some pops of color. So when I found this dress for Paisley I may have squealed a little. I found this beauty (the dress not the girl) at Girls Dress Shop and let me tell you, I almost purchased them all because they were so adorable and such high quality. More importantly, I love that they believe children should look like children and their clothing is an expression of themselves. That means they sell beautiful, trend right, yet still age appropriate styles for girls from newborn to age 12. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

I think Girls Dress Shop really knows mothers too. When we shop, we imagine our little girls actually IN the clothing, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Smiling at how they’ll look, what they’d do, and how much you love them. That’s pretty much what they think too…

“At Girls Dress Shop, we love to make moments. We believe in sidewalk chalk masterpieces, Saturday afternoon tea parties, and epic blanket forts. We think twirling in a favorite new dress is a totally worthwhile way to spend an afternoon, and — having a pretty new dress now and then is a girl’s right!

In her gorgeous new dress from Girls Dress Shop, she can dazzle on the dance floor, make her grandmother smile at a family dinner, amaze the audience at her choir concert, or just feel more confident on her first day back to school. We want to share in all of those moments that make your daughter extraordinary.”

How could you not get excited about a dress like that?! Come to think of it, I made some pretty fantastic memories with my precious little lady while snapping these pictures. She is growing up to be such a sweet, caring, intelligent girl. It makes me excited to see her as she grows, who she becomes, and style blossoms.


But for now, she’s still my baby girl and in a second our little photo session was over. My model met her photographing limit, found her inner diva, and couldn’t stand still any longer. Good thing she’s still cute!

What are your favorite kid holiday clothing trends?



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The Wonderful World of Periscope

Have you ever tried something and then all of the sudden everything just clicked? Well I must tell you, this is the wonderful world of Periscope for me. (you can find me on there at: @naturallyestes) When my sweet friend Alice talked me into doing my first scope, I was nervous to say the least. Who will watch me? What will I say? Do I have food in my teeth? Forsaking all my nerves I jumped right in began with a tour of my hotel room in NYC. Now it was nothing spectacular, but friends, I was hooked. What else could I scope? Who would be watching this time? Please don’t let another creeper ask to see my boobs.

You see this community is one like none other. You are able to stream a video in real time and in that moment reach out to your audience and chat with them. They can comment, ask questions, and you can answer them right then and there. It’s pretty amazing.
Who knew that I’d be okay with seeing myself on camera and people would actually like hearing what I had to say?! Or maybe they’re just laughing at how crazy I am, who knows?! And I love getting to see little snip its into other people’s lives and families. This new world of Periscope has so many possibilities and I’m excited to roll with them. There’s a few series I’ve started, like my Monday night chats (9pm CST) with my hubby called “Scopes with Britt and Sam”. We mostly discuss life changing important things such as our first kiss, and the moment I knew he was a keeper. Spoiler alert: Neither of those stories sounds as pretty as you’d imagine, ha! The other series are quite as awesome too! But the ideas are endless! So that brings me to Periscope Summit.
I’m proud to say Sam and I will be heading out to NYC with hundreds of other Scopers ready to learn more about this platform we so love. The very FIRST Periscope Summit kicks off September 22-24th and should be like none other. Have you thought about attending? If not, you totally should! (Full disclosure, I am not paid to say this, just a huge fan!)

Are you on Periscope, if so comment with your username so I can find you!

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Long weekends and Great Food with Hormel Chili

Our Memorial Day weekend seemed to fly by. We ran all around our area but we had a blast. That’s my favorite part about my “little” family. No matter what we are doing and where we are we have a good time. But as any good southerner we had the most fun eating great foods. Who doesn’t love a good bonfire to roast marshmellows in and cook the world’s tastiest hot dogs in?! Not to mention if you’re our boys you hang out in front of the fire shirtless, I mean is there any other way?! Ha!
One of our favorite things to add to our hot dogs is chili. HORMEL® Chili to be exact. It’s such an easy way to kick the flavor of your meal up a notch, and let’s face it, chili dogs are all the rage around here! Also, a new tasty treat we’ve found around here is the HORMEL® Chili cheese french bread. Not only can you dip pieces of french bread in your dip, but grab yourself a bag a chips and use them too!
If you’re not familiar with this savory snack, let me explain. All you need to do is cut a hole in the top center of your french bread, add a block of velveeta sliced in half length wise, and then pour in the HORMEL® Chili. Bake it in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Also, if you’re like me and prefer your dip with a kick to it, feel free to add a can of rotel to the mixture prior to sticking it in the oven.
This dish plates up nicely tastes oh so creamy and delicious. We are BIG fans of HORMEL® Chili and it doesn’t hurt that it’s America’s #1 chili. With so many varieties, Hormel Foods has a chili for everyone. Whether it’s a chili dog, chili cheese dip or your traditional chili in the bowl, HORMEL® Chili can be enjoyed year-round. HORMEL® Chili helps chili lovers savor traditions – all seasons, all occasions – by bringing together good foods and good times.

LouisianaHORMEL® Chili shared over 50 regional ways to enjoy chili on their website and Facebook page to show fans Chili Nation, a nation that has declared their love for all things chili! Visit the HORMEL® Chili website for a sampling of recipes and chili pairings from every state, it also features videos, quizzes, and a coupon offering. So be sure to head over there and check it out!

Now tell me, did your weekend end with you or your kids crashing like this?!

Thank you to HORMEL® Chili for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try a new way to eat chili!

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Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*

Boy I thought I’d look forward to the day that my children would outgrow the diapers and wipes phase. I could claim back my purse, my car, and counter space, because having to tote around all the extra “stuff” is a quick second to the less than thrilling moment of changing a child’s diaper. Am I right?! But what I didn’t expect to have happen, was my great love for wipes and how MANY times I use them throughout our day…and not only for diapers.

Like a few weeks back when our family participated in a school’s Color Run. Our girls were able to toss the color on all the runners and boy were they pumped to do so. What I didn’t expect or factor into our equation, was that they too would end up covered in the powdery color themselves. Head to toe, those little ones beamed the rainbow!
Boy were they a sight to behold, ha! Thankfully I packed my cute little pack of Huggies® Wipes to clean them off a bit. The clutch ‘n’ clean ones (grabbed them at Wal-Mart) are so convenient and easy to toss in your purse as you head out the door. Not to mention the fact that they don’t look like a normal baby diaper product. Shoot they may even been ahead of my style curve, ha! Huggies® Wipes come in a variety of fun, convenient packaging, so whether you keep them stashed in your living room, or bag, or car, there is a design that will suit your needs. They come in stylish designs to compliment any trendy mom’s ensemble. These babies are new and improved and the ONLY wipes with Triple Clean layers! So Huggies® Wipes are a great way to clean up any family’s mess, not just baby’s!
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In fact Huggies has started a new 101 ways to use HUGGIES® Wipes campaign. They are certain other families are just like mine and haven’t stopped using wipes just because their children have stopped wearing diapers. Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*

Which of these videos best highlight how your daily life?

101: HUGGIES® Wipes, the ONLY wipes with TripleClean* layers. Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes.* #tripleclean

Explorers: Don’t let a little mess get in the way of a lot of fun! HUGGIES® Wipes helps ALL explorers stay in the adventure. #bestfriend

The Cleaner: Ice cream #fail! Watch how HUGGIES® Wipes saved the day from this on the go mess!

Pasta Baby: Question: What happens when babies and pasta collide? Answer: HUGGIES® Wipes with TripleClean* layers.

Playtime: Playtime can be a dirty job. HUGGIES® Wipes. Keep the play. Not the dirty.

Yes, I’ll be honest and say I use my HUGGIES® Wipes for all the above! Now you tell me, how do YOU use wipes beyond diaper duty time?!

Thank you to Huggies for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try Huggies Wipes at Walmart!

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The Power of Five: Fighting for our children to end malnutrition

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Amway and Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Last week my baby sister brought the most precious baby girl into this world. My heart was overfilled with joy and yet at the same time I was surprised with all the emotions that flooded me. She was going to be the BEST mother to this little soul and I was so honored to witness this journey she was just beginning. As any new mother, my sister now felt the heavy reality of being responsible for another human being, one she loved dearly, and would willingly give her life for. ellie maeellie mae 1 I remember those same feelings. Which diapers were the best, how do I know breastfeeding is working well, is the hospital crazy for letting me leave with this child, and driving home going 15 miles UNDER the speed limit because this tiny human seemed oh so fragile. And as my baby held her baby it seemed so surreal, how have the years flown by so quickly. The Lord has really blessed me with 7 healthy and beautiful children and now a super sweet, healthy chunky monkey of a holding baby But their health is something I take for granted sometimes. Not only do my children have access to great healthcare, but they also eat the food needed to help them to grow “big and strong” as we say it. Sadly, not every family has this as their reality. According to the World Health Organization the first 5 years of a child’s life and health. If they do not receive proper health and nutrition on these 1000 days they can suffer from stunted growth, poor brain development, and low immune systems. These affects last all the way into adulthood. Furthermore, 7 million children die each year before reaching the age of five due to preventable causes, and 45% of those deaths are due to malnutrition. power of 5 campaign 1 Now when I think of malnutrition my mind goes right to third world countries. And while I would be correct, I was shocked when I learned that malnutrition is not ONLY a third world country issue. It’s an every country, global issue. In my community there are 1 in 5 children who go to school hungry. Y’all ONE in FIVE. The need for proper nutrition is all around us. And there are people stepping up to help solve this global problem. We have people that have started backpack programs which stock backpacks with food for children to take home for the week and then the same on weekends. This way these children have a fighting chance at life, learning, and don’t have to suffer from hunger and malnutrition. But let’s think bigger than this, Amway™ and Nutrilite™ have partnered together for the Power of 5 Campaign. They are committed to fighting childhood malnutrition. the power of 5 campaignAmway has the nutrition expertise needed to address this issue. But it cannot be addressed by one person or one company alone, but requires key partnerships. This campaign distributes Nutrilite™ Little Bits™, a micronutrient supplement designed to provide children essential vitamins and minerals in their first 5 years of life. Right now Nutrilite™ has distributed these supplements in 6 countries, but they home to expand to 15 countries by 2017.

Get involved

Yes, it’s easy to read about my experiences and what I’ve learned, but I want YOU to see for yourself. Once you are educated on the REAL preventative issue at hand, malnutrition, I’m certain you’ll be compelled to get involved. Speaking of education, Amway has sponsored The Malnutrition Mapping Project, which is a digital visualization of the global burden of malnutrition in all its forms in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition or GAIN, it offers perspective on how proper nutrition effects the health of the people from all economies. This map allows you to analyze and compare issues children and adults are facing in the 30 countries featured. Issue like low birth weight, vitamin deficiencies, and more in children, as well as obesity, heart disease in adults.
But please don’t stop there, you also have the opportunity to help make a difference. A MAJOR difference in the lives of these children. Share about the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign and the good work they are doing. Advocate for these children; I plan to, in honor of my children and my precious niece. But beyond spreading the word on this initiative, you can donate. Your donation doesn’t have consist of your entire life’s savings, every dollar counts. Maybe this week you can pass on the cheeseburger, or specialty coffee, and send that money to the Power of 5 Campaign.
We are an empowered generation and we cannot sit on the sidelines while we have the chance to change lives. Let’s move mountains for theses children, let’s work together to end malnutrition across the globe!

How have you helped stop malnutrition? Share with me!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amway.

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Feeding baby the Honest Way #honestfeeding

This week my precious baby sister gave birth to her own little bundle of joy. I was beyond heartbroken to not make it there in time for the baby’s birth, but hustled that 9 hour drive soon after to hold that sweetie. We arrived to Arkansas at 5:30 in the morning and I had to fight the urge to sit outside of the maternity ward until visiting hours started, ha! Once I busted in there I darted to her room and scooped up that baby. And here she is, my chunky monkey, 8 lb. 8 oz., Eliana Maybre!! (Whom I will be affectionately calling Ellie Mae…cute, right?!)
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This is my sister’s first baby and with that she of course had a lot of questions for this mom of seven. They ranged from bedding color choices, breastfeeding questions, and which products are best for baby. But one of the best things I was able to share with her about was one of my favorite companies, The Honest Company. While my baby making days are over I am BEYOND passionate about the products we use/used on our sweet little ones. Not only does the Honest Company use products that aren’t harmful for the family, home, and baby, but they are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which have strict standards for how our products are marketed.
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The Honest Company recently announced a brand new feeding category! From Lactation Plus to Nursing Pillows to Organic Formula to Nursing Scarves, Honest will offer options for moms who choose to breastfeed, formula feed, or a combination of both. So exciting, for any mom and their personal feeding preferences. My sister really hopes to be able to breastfeed so I got her a box of goodies to help her along the way.
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Lactation Plus $19.95: Highly targeted, scientifically formulated blend of botanical extracts and organic ingredients designed to help support breast milk production.

Baby DHA $19.95: Carefully sourced from premium fish oil with added Vitamin D3 that provides critical support for brain and eye development and earned the highest Five-Star IFOS rating for purity, potency, and freshness. 2-in-1 Nursing Cover + Scarf $59.95: Designed in collaboration with Piece & Co., stylish year-round accessory and easy privacy cover for nursing made of soft and breathable 100% organically grown cotton.

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Organic Nipple Balm $13.95: Organic salve helps to soothe pain and irritation and encourage healing to relieve and revitalize nursing nipples.

Nursing Pillow $69.95: Foam-free and specially designed to offer stable support and comfort for both baby and mom, with a superior patented surface that gently angles baby to encourage optimal feeding position.

Natural Feeding Baby Bottle$12.95 (5 oz.) $14.95 (8 oz.): Features a highly innovative design using medical-grade silicone and peristaltic nipple to closely mimic natural breastfeeding, squeezable bottle and integrated tri-vent system to reduce gas, colic, reflux, and spit-up.
Natural Feeding Peristaltic Nipples (2) $4.95: Medical-grade silicone with flex accordion design allows baby to feed in natural, wave-like motion to provide easy assimilation and transition between breast and bottle-feeding.
Certified Organic Premium Infant Formula $29.95: Carefully modeled after breast milk, nutritionally complete, easy to digest, and meticulously blended using ingredients sourced from trusted organic farms, made without GMOs (genetically engineered ingredients) and “Honestly Free” of gluten, pesticides, carrageenan, hexane-extracted DHA, antibiotics, growth hormones,, and artificial colors and dyes .

Formula Dispenser $6.95: Convenient 3-compartment solution for easy, hygienic feeding: anywhere, anytime.
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It’s so great to know that my even though my sister is new to this mommy journey she can still feel confident in the products she is choosing for her baby. And of course I love that my niece will be using only but the best! Check out more from the Honest Company on Facebook and Twitter!


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The Secret Diet Ingredient

Tracking PixelI’ve partnered with intelliBed and super excited to share my own opinion.

It seems that no matter where you turn there are magic pills, tasty shakes, and wonder food diets to help you shed those dreaded pounds. They all sound fantastic at first, I must admit, it’s easy to be swept away by the romantic notions of eating all the cheeseburgers I want and popping a diet pill to solve all my cellulite problems. But that just isn’t the answer. Thankfully it seems most people are realizing the importances of a healthy diet combined with exercise is the right answer. Yes this life style change is a step in the right direction, but what if I told you that you still were missing one MAJOR fact in this equation. One that could greatly help or hinder your weight loss efforts. It’s the secret diet ingredient. Do I have you intrigued?!

The Secret Diet Ingredient
Sleep. It sounds pretty simple right, but that’s one of the first things to go with our booming, busy lives these days. Sure we will eat only the healthiest of foods and of course we’ll spend our hour at the gym, but our lives are so packed we have to sacrifice our precious sleep to fit everything in. In fact, did you know that you would die of sleep deprivation before starvation? Yep, it takes 2 weeks to starve to death, but you’re a goner in only 10 days without sleep. Yikes! Is sleep REALLY that important?! Well when researchers from Hospital University of Pennsylvania’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory deprived subjects of two hours of sleep the results were scary. At two weeks in they thought they had adjusted to the fewer hours, but they demonstrated impaired cognition that was equal to being drunk. And there ain’t nothing healthy about walking around functioning “drunk” all day, ha!

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So how does your diet stack up against sleep? Sure you can toss in a few extra fruits and veggies for the day, but that doesn’t make up for your loss of sleep. In fact, lack of sleep has been connected to a variety of health issues, including:

  • depression, mood disorders
  • weight gain
  • heart disease
  • hormonal problems
  • impaired immune function

You saw that right, WEIGHT GAIN! Might as well go out and eat that cheeseburger and gain weight that way, because you’re doing your body the same injustice by depriving yourself of sleep. Even scarier are these sleep deprivation risk factors:


Make Sleep a Priority

  • Don’t fall victim to the productivity myth and assume that losing an hour of sleep to fit in more work/exercise is actually helpful.
  • Take care of you and set a firm bed time for yourself. Whether you are done with your project or not, stop, drop, and roll go to bed, ha! Sam and I have started this at our house, because he’s noticed my lack of positivity (ha!) on days after I’ve lost sleep. This gal requires TONS of sleep and I take that seriously…sleepy heads unite!
  • Get a good mattress. I shared with you in my last post about all the research I put into buying a new mattress. Well a couple of months in and I am IN LOVE! I’ll be honest and tell you that I was a little skeptical at first, I mean because a mattress is a BIG deal. But with the 60 money back guarantee that intelliBED has and their less than 1% return rate (WHAT?!?!), I thought why not!

Clearly y’all are fed up with your lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep because I’ve gotten emails, texts, and comments asking me more about my new mattress. Because of this I plan to share more about the research I’ve found to help you sleep better as well as a FREE webinar with experts on the subject. I CANNOT tell you how much of a game changer this mattress is for me! I would bring each one of you into my bedroom and let you lay on it so you can SEE how amazing it really is. But since that is a little creepy and weird (or so I’m told, ha!) maybe now is the perfect time to try a intelliBED mattress risk free for 60 days?! AND the company is so great to offer you 10% off RIGHT NOW when you sign up here. Y’all that’s HUGE!

Deep Healing Sleep mattress

How many hours of sleep do you get a night?!


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The Search for a Deeper Sleep

Tracking PixelI’ve partnered with intelliBed and super excited to share my own opinion.

deeper sleep with Deep Healing Sleep and Intellibed
Alternate title: Why I switched beds.

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you understand the depth of my love for sleep. Yes I am an energetic fun-loving gal, but I MUST have a good solid nights sleep. Shoot most days I need a nap to top it all off. But I’ve noticed over these last few years my capacity for deep, body rejuvenating sleep has been fading. Of course we can credit this to the dozens (ha!) of children I seem to always have running around, but I knew it was something deeper than that. So I got work and did some research, if fact over the next few weeks I want to share with you what I’ve found and why I am in LOVE with my new mattress.

Deeper Sleep means Healing Sleep

Did you know that our brain heals the body each night as we sleep? It does! And the most critical healing occurs in the deep sleeping stages (III and IV). Now here’s the good part…The mattress you sleep on plays a pivotal role in this. Holy cow y’all! I honestly assumed that pretty much all mattress were created equal. Yes, some were a Cadillac while others were merely a Chevy. But friends, you’ve got to know when you’re “driving” a lemon and it’s time to upgrade, ha! This is why: each time you toss and turn at night you subconsciously exit the deep, healing sleep stages, which drastically cut down the time your body has to heal. It won’t matter HOW long you sleep if you toss and turn the night away, shoot that may cause more damage than help!

Deep Healing Sleep mattress

I knew that I needed a mattress that could carry my dozing body off into dreamland and allow it to stay there for many…many hours. Buying a new mattress is a BIG deal, like “wow, I’m actually a grown up”  big deal moment and not one to be taken lightly. But I was ready for a change and now I’m {DEEP} sleeping like a baby in my new mattress.

What makes a intelliBED Mattress different?

• First of all, they are made with patented Intelli-GEL which reduces tossing and turning by relieving up to 80% more pressure than any other retail mattress. In fact they have used medical-grade pressure mapping on thousands of people to test their mattress technology against the competition.

• The mattresses contain the only true gel technology replacement for foam to cushion the body.

• Intelli-GEL cushions better than any other mattress material on the market today and provides superior alignment and support for the body. (confirmed by independent research)

• Unlike foam beds that degrade up to 25% in the first two years, the Deep Healing Sleep mattresses with Intelli-GEL will provide consistent support over time and are guaranteed for 20 years.

• Using all non-toxic, hypoallergenic materials and handmade in the United States.

• Sleeps cool – this one shocked me at first. Never have I seen a mattress that seems cool while laying on it, making you feel light and airy!


If you don’t want to spend another night tossing and turning then head over to the intelliBED website now! You’ve got to give these mattresses a try! But what could be better than their 60-day money back trial period (on a company who has a less than 1% return rate)? How about receiving 10% off your order when you click through my link?! Now THAT’S a deal my friend! What are you waiting for?
Deep Healing Sleep Mattress and Intellibed

What’s your number One sleep complaint?


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The Perfect Pillow Fort Snack! #popsecretforts

This post is sponsored by Pop Secret.

One of my favorite things growing up was creating forts to play in, hide from my parents, and imagine they were my future digs- full of children, pets, and the most handsome husband ever. Now while a lot has changed, including the fact that my house is no longer made from bedding, I love that my kids too light up at the sight of a freshly built fort. And who knew that when I married Sam I would score BIG in the fort building category, but what can I say…he’s the best!
DSC_0029 In fact the other day my main man created the greatest pillow fort yet, it was epic. But when you have a gigantic pillow fort you also need some tasty snacks to go along with it. Or at least that’s what my children seem to think, ha! Pop Secret popcorn is our go to treat, in fact I can barely get the bag popped before they try to eat it’s entirety.
DSC_0024DSC_0022 Did you know that you can click on over here and download a $1 off coupon to snag your own box of Pop Secret?! Just in case you wanted some fun new ways to eat your popcorn, I recently asked some friends on Facebook how they enjoyed their popcorn and I was surprised at what they said. (If you ask me, the perfect Pop Secret Popcorn snack is mixed with a handful of peanut M&Ms. Yum!)

“sprinkled with Tabasco” – Millicent G.

“dipped in ketchup or BBQ sauce” – Jolynne D.

“with M&Ms” – Margo W.

“extra butter and a few dashes of Tony’s Creole Seasoning” – Amanda M.

“drizzle of caramel or white chocolate” – Wendy H.

“with ranch seasoning” – Nicole E.


So tell me, how do YOU prefer your popcorn?!

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