One of my family’s go-to snacks are dried fruits. My family is always ready to sample new and sometimes exotic dried fruits, so I wasn’t surprised that the new Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals were a hit. As yummy as the flavors are on their own, they are even better when combined into a Tropical Trail Mix.
My daughters welcomed spring with a splash. But as they joyfully jumped into the pool for the first time this season, I took a look at our neglected porch. Layers of spring pollen and filth covered everything. After some serious cleaning, the patio was once again a clean slate. In partnership with Better Homes and […]
My daughter’s second grade class recently put on a rainforest musical. It was simply adorable. Of course, when the call went out to help make costumes for the production, I was happy to volunteer. I ended up designing a DIY monkey ears headband based off the Minnie Mouse Ears I made for my daughter’s second birthday. Along with […]
Tuesday is dance day, and that means we don’t get home until nearly 6 pm. Dinner has to be quick because there are still showers to take and homework to be done before bed. My newest solution to the dance-day rush is 15-Minute Chicken Carbonara from Tyson® Meal Kits. Sponsored post written by me on behalf of […]
I have fallen in love with my bundt pan, and that’s saying a lot for someone who has never made a bundt cake. I have discovered that you can make much more than cake in a bundt pan. My latest venture in baking in my bundt pan — a Cheddar Bacon Pull Apart Bread. Sponsored post […]
I have a confession to make — I have never baked a cake. I have made all kinds of treats, and plenty of cupcakes, but I have never baked a cake. Technically, I still haven’t baked a cake, but I am super proud of my faux cake. And if you ask me this Easter Rice Krispies® […]
As the weather warms up, it is time to head outside. My favorite sound of spring is the sound of kids laughing as they run, jump and play outside. But before I send my kids outside after school, they need to fuel up with a snack. They want to reach for chips, I want them to reach […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sister Schubert’s®. All opinions are 100% mine. Nothing brings people together faster than good old-fashion conversation. But sometimes getting a conversation started with kids can be tricky. “What did you do today?” “Nothing.” To combat one word answers, I created a family conversation […]
Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way! That means it is time to start thinking about filling those Easter baskets with sweet treats for your mini egg hunters. In addition to special basket treats the Easter Bunny started a new tradition for the Easter Egg fillers — Easter egg coupons.
I am not a morning person, so anything I can do to make our mornings easier is great by me. Even though both of my girls know what they are supposed to do to get ready in the morning, it seems like every morning they forget what they need to do next. So I created […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias Homemade Spring Peanut Butter M&M’s® Truffles – they sound so fancy don’t they?! They taste fancy too. But I will let you in on a little secret, they are easy to make. So easy that you really […]
While I love the idea of taking a big trip for spring break, the reality is that school is out, work is not. Hopefully we will be able to get away for a mini trip for a night or two this year, but for the most part spring break is a staycation for mom and […]
Being the ever practical gift giver, I love to gift things to new moms that will actually get used. So when creating a gift basket for my sister’s new bundle of joy I decided to include one of the most important things in my baby arsenal — a soap pump. But a plain bottle of soap isn’t very fun, so I dressed it up with the baby’s monogram and a cute printable gift tag.
The secret to quick homemade meals is shortcuts. On busy school nights, I don’t have the time (or the patience) to make every meal from scratch. So I use a few shortcuts here and there to speed up the process, and in less than 20 minutes my family can enjoy an easy chicken parmesan recipe. […]
I know what you are thinking, wasn’t Valentine’s Day two days ago? Why yes, yes it was. But I made this special EOS Valentine’s Day card for my daughters weeks ago. I even photographed it and wrote 80% of this post more than a week ago. But things came up, and I never finished it. […]