Author Archives: Deborah Ward

About Deborah Ward

Like any good southern girl, I love down home cooking, growing my own food, mason jars, crafting, and being the sweetest wife any guy could ask for. I take pride in keeping a warm and welcome home for my family, which includes, three children, three cats, one dog, and a guinea pig.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

Deborah Ward   September 26, 2016   Comments Off on Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

Disclaimer: I recieved this product for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I have been working with Valentia for a while now and always get so excited when they invite me to try one of their new products. In the past I have reviewed several of their masks and eye cream, but one thing I had not… Read more »

Tips For Helping Your Kitty Feel Like a King

Deborah Ward   August 2, 2016   Comments Off on Tips For Helping Your Kitty Feel Like a King

Meet Chip. This little boy is turning one next month, and we think he’s pretty much the bee’s knees…or maybe I should say the cat’s meow. He’s funny, sweet, and super duper lovey. He’s also spoiled rotten, and doesn’t care who knows it! Since Chippy is such a highlight in our lives, I wanted to share with you ways you… Read more »

Cadillac Ranch

Just west of the town of Amarillo, Texas, along Interstate 40 lies the odd tourist attraction known as Cadillac Ranch. Built in 1974 by members of an art group called the Ant Farm, Cadillac Ranch consists of ten antique model Cadillacs half buried in the ground. Originally located in a wheat field, in 1997 Cadillac Ranch was moved two miles to… Read more »

Let’s Get Grilling

Summer foods are my favorite.  I love all of the fresh fruits and veggies, and I love grilling. Nothing says summer to me like a nice juicy steak fresh off the grill with a big salad, some sides, and something strawberry for dessert. Just in time for Father’s Day, my blog friends and I have come up with some yummy… Read more »

Santa Monica Pier

Back in the good old days, the lucky American family could hit Route 66 in Chicago for their annual road trip.  Stretching 2,448 miles across vastly changing scenery, Route 66 held some strange attractions. However, at the end of that long stretch of road lies the promised land…Santa Monica Pier. Opened on September 9, 1909, Santa Monica Pier is home… Read more »

Summer Squash Casserole

Make sure you check out the links below! This post is part of a Father’s Day Grilling Round-Up with some of my favorite food bloggers.  Growing up, my father always had a huge garden. He would grow Kentucky Wonder green beans, cucumbers, cantaloupe, tomatoes, corn, and tons of summer squash. When you have a ridiculous amount of excess you get… Read more »

ALDI Comes to Southern California

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer for Influence Central. Have you heard the good news? Saving money in Southern California just got a whole lot easier! When we moved to So Cal last year, not only was I heart-broken to be leaving my family and friends behind, but I was also leaving my favorite grocery store, ALDI. As… Read more »

Valentia’s Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

Deborah Ward   May 18, 2016   Comments Off on Valentia’s Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

It’s a fact that as you age, your body produces less collagen, and as a result your pores can appear larger. While I wouldn’t consider myself a vain person, large pores drive me nuts! Thanks to Valentia I can now rest easy.  They have launched a new facial mask, and it is fantastic! Valentia’s Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask draws out… Read more »

Huevos Chiles Rellenos

One of the best parts about writing a blog is getting to forge new relationships with other bloggers! Not only do we get a chance to make new friends and help promote each other’s stuff, but occasionally, we do something awesome like a huge round-up of our favorite recipes or decorating ideas. When we decided to make our round-up theme… Read more »

Shopping at the Farmer’s Market

Going to the Farmer’s Market is one of my favorite things to do. Knowing exactly where your food is coming from and being able to speak with the farmer is priceless. However, if you are not careful, you can potentially blow your entire grocery budget in one trip. I’ve compiled a few of my best tips to help make your farmer’s… Read more »