• DIY succulent planter
    Dorky DIY

    How to Make a Cute DIY Succulent Planter

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page.  We have been truly enjoying the green and flowers of summer this year. Most years I try so hard to plant a garden but everything falls apart and things start dying off around this time of year. I don’t know if it is the Arkansas heat or just my absolute lack of gardening skills but things go south pretty fast.  This year is different, though. This year we have awesome raised garden beds full of herbs and vegetables. I have tomato plants on my front porch…

  • chewbacca sugar cookies
    Cooking,  Snacks

    How to Make Simple Iced Wookie Cookies

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page.  There are some pretty huge Star Wars geeks around our house. My husband has been a major fan of the series since he was a young child. My son couldn’t be happier about this because he has inherited some pretty awesome Star Wars toys from his dad. I got into the series a bit later when it was re-released in the 90’s before the new prequels came out. I had watched the movies before then but never really sat down to get engrossed in the depth of…

  • natural beauty product review
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    How to Love Yourself and the Environment: A Mom’s Review

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page.  I’ll be completely honest here. I may not be the best person to be doing a beauty product review. I’ve never been that big into the beauty world. Although I love smelly-good lotions and various new makeup products I have no idea how to use most of it. I just play around until I come up with something I like. I am about as far as you can get from an expert, though.  This review is purely that of a mom who picked up a product…

  • chocolate marshmallow bark
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    How to Make Yummy Chocolate Marshmallow Bark

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page.  There is always something new to snack on in our house. It’s, like, one of the house rules. I swear. Because of my love of baking, I am always coming up with new cookies, cupcakes, and other sweet treats. The nerdlets seem to be pretty big fans of my baking addiction.  Lately, I’ve been trying to branch out from cookies and cupcakes to do other sweet snacks like candies, and even some things that are a little more on the savory side.  This chocolate marshmallow bark…

  • diy lip scrub recipe
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    How to Make a Fruity DIY Galaxy Lip Scrub

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page.  If you’re a fan of our sister site, Ghastly Girl, then you read our post last week on the importance of self-care. We all know self-care is important but sometimes it can get expensive! Once you start buying things like makeup, body scrubs, and even warm socks the price can really start to add up. I think this is one of the main reason some moms choose to put self-care on the back burner. It is definitely a factor for me.  One great thing about making…

  • nutrition for kids
    NerdLife

    How to Tell if Your Child is Getting Adequate Nutrition

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page. When you have a picky eater in your house it can be difficult to tell whether your child is getting the proper levels of the various vitamins, minerals, and other substances that make up their nutrition. Even when your children eat enough it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether the foods they are eating are giving them everything they need. Today we are going to be looking at just what makes up adequate nutrition for school-aged children as well as tips for making sure that…

  • chocolate chip cookie bars
    Recipe Box,  Snacks

    How to Make Cookie Bars with Unicorn Frosting

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page. I have always been a girl who loves cookies. They are one thing that always brings back memories of my childhood. I baked about a billion cookies with my grandma. Some were awesome. Others not so much. She still let me make them almost every day though no matter how they turned out the day before. Today we are going past the traditional cookie recipe. We are going to make a fun cookie bar with fluffy buttercream frosting. But wait, there’s more! These cookie bars will…

  • polymer clay emoji earrings
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    How to Make Polymer Clay Emoji Earrings

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visist our disclaimer page. I have always been a pretty big fan of working with polymer clay. Once my daughter started watching YouTube videos of girls making tiny pieces of cake, pizzas, and even snow cones I was hooked. I had to get some clay and start making my own tiny treat charms. Emojis are a quick and easy project to do with polymer clay. I find them to be a great way to use up leftover yellow scraps that I have. I can change the face on them to…

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  • Dinner,  Recipe Box

    How to Make Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more on our use of affiliate links and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page. A New Take on the Traditional Stuffed Shells Recipe My son has to be one of the pickiest eaters I have ever met. Seriously, if “not eating” was a competitive sport he would be a gold medal winner. No matter how much thought I put into something it’s always crap in his book. He doesn’t like meat unless it’s bacon. We tried vegetarian and vegan foods and although we have a little more luck there it’s usually just under crap on his scoring scale. We thought…

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    How to Win as a Dog Mom with Yummy Frozen Yogurt Treats

      Disclaimer: Dorky Mama has received compensation for an honest opinion on this post. For more on our use of sponsored posts and our privacy policy please visit our disclaimer page. Life as a Dog Mom Can Be Ruff I mean honestly, did you think I could pass up that pun? In all seriousness, though it can be pretty rough to be a dog mom. One of my girls, a Shiba mix that we picked up while stationed in Japan, has a major princess complex. Our other girl, lovingly known as Beef (long story), is well…she’s a very special little dog. Our little Beef has her own repertoire of songs…