Snack Ideas for Kids Sports

  When soccer seasons starts, there are two key questions my daughter wants to know: what color of socks should she get, and when is it her turn to bring snacks. The socks don’t get a big reaction out of me. I figure she can pick whatever color she wants, as long as I can get them on Amazon Prime. But the snacks? That’s my time to come up with something a bit different from the usual sports drink and bag of cookies. Sam’s Club is my go-to place when I need to buy in bulk, … [Read more...]

Easy Breakfast Solutions

This post, Easy Breakfast Solutions, is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  Mornings are a struggle in our house. I have never been, and will never be, a morning person. That means every minute counts, and there is no room for error. As soon as I crawl out of bed, it's game on. I know exactly how much time I have for the important stuff (brushing my … [Read more...]

Why You Should Add Avocados to Your Diet

Why should you add avocados to your diet? It's really a simple answer, because I said so. OK, maybe that only works on my 6-year old. But seriously, avocados are what nutrition experts consider a "super food." One of those foods that is worthy of a cape. These nutrient dense fruits have a ton of vitamins and minerals, with relatively few calories. They contain monounsaturated fat (the good fat) and are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. And even better, they came in at #1 on the … [Read more...]

Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Thank you to Dasani for sponsoring this post and as a reminder, you must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. When doing so, please drink responsibly. No drinking and driving, and no drinking and texting!  Everyone should have a signature drink during the holidays. Some people get all crazy and drink egg nog (which doesn't sound remotely good to me) and others, buy a seasonal beer (OK, I've done that). This year I decided to be a little creative and tried a cranberry margarita recipe, of … [Read more...]

Bean Bag Chili Recipe

Last month the company that I work for had an employee picnic at a local park. Since it was such a nice day, and we were kidless, my husband and I decided to ride our bikes to the event. Wichita isn't the most bike-friendly town, so we decided to start riding from his dad's house, which wasn't that far from the newly striped bike lanes. Riding on the streets was a change for me (I usually ride on gravel roads) but it was pretty neat riding the 11 miles across town, instead of driving … [Read more...]

One Skillet Mexican Casserole

One day my life will be simple, boring and not scheduled. I'll be able to wake up whatever time I want, do whatever I want to do and have enough time to make meals from scratch, you know, if I want to. Until the day comes that I have no responsibility I have to be a bit strategic with my schedule. In order to get my workouts in, have family time and some me time, I cook meals my family will eat that are quick and easy like my One Skillet Mexican Casserole. Like most people, I have about 3 … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

#Sponsored: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Premier Protein. This could include Premier Protein providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment or compensation. #ad When you're having one of those days, sometimes all you need to hear are those three little words... Peanut butter cookies. Bet you thought I was going to say, "I love you" or something mushy like that?! Please people, if you read my blog you should know me better than that. … [Read more...]

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, that day has come. I have SIX country music stations programmed in my Subaru (most are satellite radio stations) and just a few weekends ago, I drank two cups of coffee in one day. Now that I'm old and drinking coffee, I need something equally fitting to eat with it. When I was a kid, and should NOT … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having an excuse to make most of the foods my family eats with pumpkin. My daughter and I usually make pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread together. We've even tried pumpkin soup and some day I'm going to get adventurous and try making my own pumpkin puree. In the meantime, we've added a new recipe to … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter up from school. Even though we'll be short on daylight, we're long on activities which leaves me little time to fix dinner. Instead of going through the drive through at Freddy's, I've been on the hunt for Easy Weeknight Meals. Aside from leftovers, nothing gets easier than … [Read more...]