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After Baby Tummy Butter

So, the last month of my pregnancy, my tummy stretched and stretched and stretched. Thankfully, it was stretching straight out and not wide out, but still I had a feeling there was a lot I couldn't see besides my feet and how to tie my shoes. My husband was...

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After Baby Tummy Butter - this essential oil blend for stretch mark cream will soothe those after baby belly blues @bigpittstop
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Crockpot Gumbo

Our baby boy came a couple weeks ago and I knew that would mean guests and visitors for at least a couple weeks. I just couldn't stand the thought of not having some meals ready for when people got here. Or, at least groceries ready for my mom or Mr. McKinney to...

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Crockpot Gumbo | easy, spicy and with ingredients you may already have at home @bigpittstop
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Valentine’s Sayings

I like Valentine' Day. Not as much as Thanksgiving, but I love a day where we pause and celebrate love. We celebrate and focus on others. I'm thankful to have a special someone, but its not even just about that for me. I love getting to love on others. And, I hope some of these ideas will inspire you to do the same. Read More...
Valentine Sayings | Creative, and not-so-cheesy, ideas for any relationship or gift you are giving this Valentine's Day by @bigpittstop
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Morning Breakfast Sandwiches

This post is part of a month long series on "lighter fare" with the Arkansas Women Bloggers #FoodieFriday collection. Each week for the past year I've made these breakfast sandwiches for Mr. McKinney. I need a little variety in my food life, but he can eat the same...

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Breakfast Egg Sandwiches | Lighter fare food options - make it easy on yoruself and make a week at a time | @bigpittstop
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Gift Giving Ideas

So, it might seem weird to offer a list of of gift ideas in January, but it is precisely the time our minds go blank after all the gifting we have done in December.  So, I thought I'd save my list of favs and get your 2018 gifting off to a grand start! Before I...

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Short Cut Lasagna

The reality of nesting and planning ahead is becoming real every day. I've found myself scouring Pinterest for make ahead meals, freezer crock pot concoctions, and all the "after baby" suggestions. All getting ready for delivery and keeping a little tiny human...

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Short Cut Lasagna - a go to freezer meal or make ahead for house guests. Hearty meat sauce, creamy cheese sauce, and simple layers. @bigpittstop
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Cowboy Ranch Chex Mix

Call it nesting or the holiday season, but I just couldn't let Christmas come without making some of favorite treats. My husband oversees a big processing plant and I think its so fun to love on his people any chance we get.  But, when you have to make a treat for...

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