Why do we set off fireworks every fourth of July? The first display of fireworks started back in 1776 closing out the evening with a bells ringing  and with fireworks belting off their booms 13 times, all to signify the thirteen colonies of the time.  Though this tribute may seem on a small scale compared […]

The dog days of summer have arrived!  In order to keep the kids from driving me as I say “Bat-Crap Crazy”, I take them to the pool and water parks.  This way they stay cool and active… also so mama can keep her sanity! I don’t like my babies being sunburned and I’m quite sure […]

It is summer and the kids are out of school; they seem to always be snacking.  I was looking for something new to do for a fun snack for them. I found this AWESOME twist for a snack thanks to Kellogg’s!  It’s like a cross between an ice cream sandwich and a hot fudge sundae, […]

This week we honor…. Liz Carmouche! Louisiana native, Liz is a mixed martial arts fighter competing in the UFC women’s bantamweight division! Carmouche competed in the first ever women’s MMA match in the UFC when she competed against Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship at UFC 157. Liz Carmouche is currently the #8-ranked […]

I just had a summer barbeque party at my house for all my friends.  We are all over the age of 35 years, so we met the required 21 years or older rule for the legal drinking age.  I wanted to serve food and drinks with a theme, so when I came across this drink recipe that fit […]

I have absolutely always loved to cook and bake.  I also like to find to recipes, even if they are a twist on some of my classic family ones.  My kids have always loved my homemade apple crisp.   I came across a recipe for apple crisp with a twist from Kellogg’s!  I saw it and thought, hmm […]

I know, I know it’s June but Christmas is my favorite season and always thinking of things to do and buy for the kids prior to the holiday season! One of my favorite Christmas traditions, besides lots and lots of homemade cookies, is Christmas movies! It’s a Wonderful Life is a timeless classic, watched by hundreds […]

We have flown our American flag ever since June 14, 1777 which began as a beautiful design including 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes representing each state. This flag is rumored to have been requested by then General George Washington who paid a visit to […]

Memorial Day History Video from the History Channel Memorial Day isn’t about backyard barbeques or getting three days off from work and school!  It isn’t another type of Veteran’s Day either, nor is it an excuse to have a Federal Holiday.  It is about much more than that.  It is about every man and woman who died […]

Moving on a regular basis is part of being in a Military Family.  As summer is arriving so are PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders; although, there is nothing permanent about where your next duty station will be. We all know that things can be changed at any point, but having those paper orders in hand […]