Gluten-Free Potato Chip Crusted Fried Fish

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I might have mentioned that B's a fisherman. I might have mentioned that we try to eat low sodium. I might have mentioned that healthy eating is pretty important to me. But what I'm sure I haven't mentioned is that I've been attempting to go gluten free for awhile now. Why am I mentioning all of this? Of course I'll elaborate. I'm here to tell you, gluten-free cooking is a pain in the butt. If you've already gone gluten free, you know this. But sometimes overthinking things makes them more difficult. It doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. So if you find yourself with an abundance of fish in the freezer, and your family loves fried foods (despite your insistence that baked is way better for them), I have a recipe you might want to try. What you'll need: 1 lb of fish fillets 1 cup ground potato chips 1 1/4 cups olive oil (1 cup for frying, 1/4 cup to soak fish) 1 cup rice flour 2 eggs, beaten Potato chips! They're naturally gluten free and they make the … [Continue]

Daddies, don’t tell your daughter she’s pretty. Period.

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Growing up, my dad always introduced me as the pretty one. Period. My sisters were pretty, but they had other attributes he chose to point out when introducing them to friends and business colleagues. Meet my oldest daughter, Cathy. She's so sharp. She'll be an architect, an accountant, or a lawyer some day. Meet Vicki, my middle daughter. She's a natural born leader and very intelligent. She'll be a teacher and make a difference in this world when she grows up. Meet Christy, my baby, she's so pretty. Period. That's all I ever got. Pretty. Period. It stuck with me my whole life and that label, that concept, has probably, in some way, been transferred into the minds of my own girls. Period. My whole life, I've been consumed with "pretty". I was afforded all of my opportunities because I was pretty. Period. There could be no other answer. In high school, I made the cheerleading squad. I was captain in fact. It was obviously because I was pretty. Period. I got good … [Continue]

DIY Orange Sea Salt Scrub

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This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions, ideas, and photos are entirely my own. When I was in Arkansas for a recent conference, they had the most amazing sea salt scrub in all of the bathrooms at the hotel. Let's face it folks, I don't get out much, so I'm not overly accustomed to this sort of thing. Then B took us (yes, all of us) out for our 11th anniversary last week, and a sea salt scrub was awaiting me in the restaurant bathroom too. Bug and I washed our hands, used this scrub, and talked about how wonderful it was. Then I saw a post by my friend, Censie from Building Our Story, and she shared how easy it was to make her Lavender Vanilla Scrub at home. I had a plan. You might have guessed by now that it involved sea salt and some super soft hands. You might (OK, you were) have been right. I wanted this stuff in my house. I wanted my guests to feel as special as I do every time I step into a bathroom with this hand-softening magic. She made it look SO easy. … [Continue]

Easy {Low Sodium} Pickled Jalapenos

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This year, I started container gardening. I was brought up on a self-sufficient farm and gardening is kind of in my blood. But I haven't had the room, nor the time, until now to grow my own garden over the past 5 or so years. I was bound and determined to make that change this year and I started with just a few plants on my large back porch. Basically, I'm growing salsa. Tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos. I use the cilantro almost daily in my family meals. The tomatoes? Well, those aren't doing as well as I had hoped and they are SO slow to ripen. So I'm left with jalapenos. And lots of them. We chop them (and let me tell you, these jokers are HOT, just like we like them) and top some of our favorite foods, but I've had an abundance. Good and bad. I don't like to waste food and wasting something I've grown is even less acceptable than wasting something I bought. We buy canned jalapenos often, and that seemed silly considering I had a whole baggy full of fresh jalapenos in my … [Continue]

8 On-The-Go Summer Essentials for Moms

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For the record, I'm sharing these 8 summer essentials for moms on the go (hey, that's me) as part of a sponsored post for Poise Microliner through Socialstars. #PoisewithSAM So, you're a mom on the go like me, huh? We're always heading to the pool, or to the beach, or off on a bike ride, or some other family adventure, especially in the summertime, and it's important for moms to be prepared for anything, and everything! We need to make sure we have everything the kids need. We need to make sure to have everything the husband needs. Everyone will need to be fed if you're out all day. But what about mom? We need to be prepared too. And let's face it, as moms, we have issues. No, I'm not talking emotional scars here. I'm talking "mom" stuff. You know, the stuff that happens to us after we become moms and begin to age a little? Yes, that stuff. It's not pretty, but it's a fact of life and when we're out in the elements, all day long, we need to be prepared. Yes, I do mean the damage the … [Continue]

Schlitterbahn Galveston…The Best Day EVER!

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Just so you know, I participated in Schlitterbahn’s Mom’s Ice Chest Challenge to facilitate this post. We planned a picnic and packed a #BahnCooler, and had an awesome day. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own. We went to Schlitterbahn Galveston this past weekend and Bubby officially dubbed it the best day EVER! He wasn't far off the mark. Other than the marriage to my husband, and the birth of my children, it totally ranked up there for me too! Schlitterbahn truly has something for everyone, no matter your age, and this is the perfect family day of fun. The minute we walked in, I knew we'd have fun! There was so much to see and do. But I was apprehensive. My babies had never done anything like this before. Would they be scared to slide down all of these big slides? Schlitterbahn is the ONLY water park I've ever been to in my life that allows the little ones (under 42" tall, since Bubby is only 41.5" tall) to ride almost all of the rides as long as a parent … [Continue]