Let Them (Mothers) Eat Cake :: Flash Sale

I love being a mom.

I love cake.

I love it when the two are somehow connected.


Daily Grace Pedestal

I’ve had this little beauty on my countertop for months. Unfortunately, cake doesn’t last long on it!

In honor of Mother’s Day, Dayspring is offering this very popular Daily Grace Pedestal for only $12 and if you use the coupon code: MOTHER35, you can get it for $7.80 today! Free shipping is now automatically applied to a $25 regular priced order.

Y’all. This is a sweet deal.

It turns out you can have your cake (pedestal) and eat it, too!

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Getaway To Austin, Texas: Part One

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We picked up our kids straight from school at 3pm and hit the road for our local Groupon getaway.

It’s a little less than a 3 hour drive to Austin and our son was shooting the Texas Indoor Archery Championship at University of Texas at 6pm.

That’s how we roll.


We  sat in the collegiate range for a couple of hours and he shot his personal best! A couple of people down from Olympian Vick Wunderlee. It was awesome.


While the boys shot day 2 of the tournament, the girls and I explored this beauty in Austin. The Omni Barton Resort we found on the Groupon Getaway site is a sight to behold:





We explored the vast and spacious property, ate delicious breakfast burritos and drank cappuccinos in the quaint on-property coffee shop. It was the perfect leisure morning.

When the guys returned by noon, we were ready to explore more of Austin. We found a food truck park and everyone split up and tried something new. I had spicy thai noodles, Terrell and Madi ate different versions of tacos, our youngest had a hamburger and the archer ate his fill of wieners. It was a breezy day and perfect outside eating weather.


We spent the rest of the day exploring local thrift stores. There are dozens in the city and they definitely add to the funky feel of the city. We were hunting for some small fixtures for our new Mercy House warehouse and found a couple of good deals. But the antique chicken coop wouldn’t fit in our car. But we tried.


We also visited the cool Tom’s store on the main drag and got a lot of great display ideas, including this huge chalkboard wall map. We spent a lot of time on South Congress, one of the main roads in Austin. One of our favorite stores was Ten Thousand Villages, which offers fair trade product from all over the world…right up my alley. We also enjoyed Uncommon Objects. Talk about weird.


We ended the night eating at a local hotspot and ate fancy. It was a restaurant featured on the Food Network. We always check the app in whatever city we’re in and try to discover delicious unique food.


We might have even cropped our kids out of the picture and pretended we were on a date. Don’t all moms and dads do that on Groupon Getaways?

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If Your Kids Grow As Fast As Mine

I don’t know about you, but it seems like my kids keep growing.

It must be the food or something.

My son is more than a head taller than me now and I’m trying to stretch my second graders through the rest of the cold weeks ahead. I love buying second hand kids clothes because they grow so fast.  I just learned about Schoola, an online kids store that  offers gently used clothing at steep discounts. Most of the items are name brand + a portion of all sales go to help local schools.


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