Tips for Buying Your First Home: What You Need to Know Financially

capital one learning center

Home ownership. The American Dream right? It takes a lot of hard work to get there for most of us and when we do, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions we make in our lives. Technically we’ve been homeowners for about 8 years, but we bought our first home via a private contract instead […]

Shop Your Way with Kmart Pharmacy Rewards


Thank  you to Kmart® Pharmacy for sponsoring this post. All opinions and my love for awesome rewards are 100% my own.  I’ve been visiting the pharmacy a lot lately. Between my newly diagnosed degenerative discs and arthritis in my neck and my daughters ER visit last night, me and my pharmacist are definitely on a first […]

DIY Rustic Photo Display

Photo Display

My mother-in-law’s 60th Birthday was just a couple of weeks ago. My wife wanted to make a photo collage for her and as you know, loves rustic decor. We went to several stores looking for what we wanted, but when we found it, super expensive. Now I’m no interior decorator, but when I realized that […]

What’s In My Bag – Summer Travel Edition

Summer travel Bag

Some of these items I received for free, some I purchased on my own, and some links are affililate links. I have personally used each and every one of these items over the past few weeks and months though and I really do have them in my curent travel bag because I love them.  I […]

My Mom 2.0 Summit Experience

Heather and I getting a little pampering courtesy of Dove.

Wow…that’s what I kept thinking the whole time I was in Scottsdale, AZ a couple weeks ago for the Mom 2.0 Summit. It was only my second conference ever and it was awesome! My long time friend and bloggy buddy Meagan from Sunshine & Sippy Cups traveled together and roomed together with two other amazing […]

Living With Cats and Dogs #FoodShelterLove


This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love Program, but Horseshoes & Hand Grenades only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.   I’m an animal lover. My […]

#KeepBuilding With LEGO

My Bug having a blast with the Duplo set from Mom 2.0

This post isn’t sponsored. I did receive an awesome LEGO Set at the Mom 2.0 Summit that I attended a little over a week ago, but writing a post wasn’t a requirement to receive them. LEGO is just that cool.   I am writing this today because when I think about what LEGO means and what […]

Time to Grill!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here and summer is quickly approaching and y’all know what that means…BBQ time! Okay, well we grill year around, but in the spring and summer, it gets kicked up a notch to nearly every day. I […]

Keep Your Athlete Hydrated – Body Armor Sports Drink

Body Armor Sports Drink

Thank you to Body Armor for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.  Sports drinks…there are a lot of them on the market and to be honest, I have mixed feelings about them. Most of them are loaded with sugar if you really take inventory of the nutritional facts on the label. Now […]

DIY Bronzing Body Butter

DIY Bronzing Body Butter

I’m pasty…like super white unless I tan. I even own my own tanning bed, but it lives in the garage and I never end up making my way out there, at least not on a regular basis. Last year I found an awesome body lotion with just a hint of bronzer which was perfect for […]