Boppy Review (And How I Used it Every Day!)

Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own.

As a mom, I can’t say enough about the Boppy Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner.  After you have your “baby basics” (diapers, bottle, crib/bassinet, car seat), it should be next on your list!  When I was pregnant, I knew I had no plans to breastfeed, so I honestly wasn’t sure if I needed a Boppy.  Right after Thaxton was born I realized it was a MUST!  I used the product multiple times a day, every day during Thaxton’s first year!  Today I’m going show you some great ways to use the product and show you why every expecting mom needs a Boppy! [Read more…]

Time Out for Mom with OREO Thins

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Time out for Mom with OREO Thins

“Okay! Time out!”  As chaos began to ensue in the middle of what was an ordinary day just five minutes ago, have you ever found yourself yelling this very phrase to your kids?”  Or have you, perhaps, ever put your child in a place known as “time out” when they did something wrong.  If you can say yes to either of these questions, then you know all too well how stressful being a parent can be.

And this chaotic scene is just one moment in your day.  There are also other activities to look forward to.  They range from cooking and cleaning to carpooling, and from going to your job or working your home based business. While this is all part of being an adult and a parent, it seems almost impossible that you wouldn’t feel a little bit of stress and pressure, trying to tackle this list each day. [Read more…]

Getting It All Done with 5-hour ENERGY® Shots #ThisIsMySecret #CollectiveBias

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5-hour ENERGY®

Are you a busy mom?  A working mom?  A blogging mom?  All 3?  If you are, I’m sure you’ve struggled from time to time, to get everything done.  I personally have a number of snacks that I enjoy to help keep me going, but when I need a quick pick me up in the form of a drink, I like 5-hour ENERGY® Shots.

This graphic shows just a few of the things that are keeping me busy this year:

getting it all done

Apart from keeping up my blog and Etsy shop, I have the cooking and cleaning to do, plus taking care of my husband, stepson, and baby cats.  Plus, this fall my stepson will be starting high school, marching band, and other activities!  Without a doubt, I’ll need all the extra energy I can get!

 5-hour ENERGY® shots fits perfectly in to my lifestyle.  I like the  ingredients and I also like it for the convenient serving size.  As someone who generally drinks any kid of beverage slowly, I really like the energy shot because I can actually drink it quickly (unlike other drinks which are 8 or even 16 ounces).

 Why should you choose 5-hour ENERGY® shots over other drinks and supplements?

  • 5-hour ENERGY® shots are a dietary supplement that contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients.
  • There’s zero sugar, carbs, or herbal stimulants.
  • Is four calories.
  • Contain caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee.

5-Hour Energy at CVS


You can find 5-hour ENERGY® shots at your local CVS store. It is located in the aisle with other nutritional drinks and supplements.

At my store, a 2-pack of 5-hour ENERGY® shots are $5.29, while a 6-pack sells for $15.29, but right now participating retailers have a Buy One, Get One for 50% off deal on all 6-packs.


5-Hour Energy

I like to keep a 5-hour ENERGY® shots in a basket on my counter with other snacks.  I like to keep snacks on hand which are both healthy, energizing, and portable.  These include nuts, trail mix, and snack bars (granola bars, yogurt bars, fiber bars, and protein bars).

Moms Snack Basket

 And I like to keep some good kid-friendly snacks on hand too:  chips, popcorn, nuts, graham crackers, crackers & cheese, trail mix, and snack bars.

Kids Snack Basket

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Julian & Co – Jewelry About Love for Families

Julian & Co


I am so proud to have Julian & Co as a sponsor here at Simply Sweet Home.  They are a maker of fine, heirloom quality jewelry that celebrates the love for families.

Currently for Valentine’s Day, they are offering this cute heart, which can be inscribed with an initial or a word. [Read more…]