August 2015 Cleaning Calendar

August 2015 Cleaning Calendar: A Chore a Day will keep your House Clean!

After three trips in five brain is reeling.  I'm not sure where I am or what day it is! But apparently it'a already a full week into August, which means I am a full week behind in getting the August 2015 Cleaning Calendar to you.  I'm so … [Continue reading...]

A Week Retreat to West Jefferson, NC

Our Vacation in West Jefferson, NC

Last week I was desperate to get away.  Lately I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed with sassy children, overpacked schedules and blogging deadlines.  So when the opportunity to head to the mountains for a weeklong retreat with my best friend and her … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Not my Will

Sunday Scripture: Not my will, but Yours

Because sometimes my plans just aren't supposed to work out.  Have faith... Today's Sunday Scripture photo is courtesy of Table for One Ministries...a site for Christian singles of all sorts! … [Continue reading...]

How to Survive Restaurants with Kids

Tips for Taking Your Kids Out to Eat with a Free Table Printable from Palmettos and Pigtails

I am no Julia Child, but I actually enjoy cooking.  Especially if I have a plan and a little time to prep.  But some nights, a home-cooked meal is just not in the cards. I have a few friends that avoid going out to dinner with their kids at all … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Beauty


After spending the week with 6 of my favorite girls, today's Sunday Scripture is in honor of them.  A Bible verse that hopefully will resound in both of our girlie houses as they grow! Thanks to the Educated Owl over on Etsy for today's Sunday … [Continue reading...]

{From the Archives} Disney World Countdown Chain

Disney Countdown Chain from Palmettos and Pigtails

Well, we are at it again!  We are headed back to Disney at the end of the summer for another week of family fun.  Today, Jayna and I made our Disney World Countdown Chain for us to keep track of how many days left until our trip.  We made it just … [Continue reading...]

Overnight Oats Recipe

Overnight Oats Recipe

Once again, I'm participating in my bootcamp class' Summer Transformation Challenge.  Last time, I lost 30lbs and won the entire contest with weight loss and strength improvement.  Huge win, literally, not to mention a great boost to my self esteem! … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Retreat

Sunday Scripture: Retreat

I am on retreat this week.  I'm holed up in a little cabin in the woods, resting and rejuvenating with my Bible, my best friend and our 6 kiddos {and lots of wine!}.  Not sure how much resting will actually take place, but I'm excited to take a break … [Continue reading...]

How a Las Vegas Vacation Made Me a Better Mom


Y'all.  If there is one thing I have realized since having three kids, it's that sometimes you need to just get away from them. Not even kidding.  I've found that I can be a better, {and much more patient} mom after an hour or so by myself.  Not by … [Continue reading...]

Apple Pie and Family {aka The Perfect Weekend}

Apple Pie and Family

* I was compensated and given the products mentioned in this post for free in exchange for a review on my blog.  As always, all opinions are 100% and my own!*  A few weekends ago, we were finally able to get my entire family together for a … [Continue reading...]