Tips to Boost Energy and Make it Through the Afternoon Slump! #sponsored

Tips to Boost Energy and Make it Through the Afternoon Slump! #sponsored

These tips to boost energy were inspired back a selection of products I received from Cascadian Farms but all opinions expressed are my own. My summer vacation has finally drawn to a close.  Family trips are finished, company has gone home and the children are back in school.  Instead of feeling productive today, however, I am in serious need of a nap.  During the chaos of summer we were always on the go and there was never TIME to be tired.  However, now that I am trying to get back into blogging, housework and errands it seems like I have zero energy.  I look at the pile of laundry, the mountain of bills, and the dog hair covering every surface and I seriously wonder how I am going to find the energy to get my life back in order.  Sure, I have the lists all ready and goals written out … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway and Spar for the Spurtle Contest #sponsored

Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway and Spar for the Spurtle Contest #sponsored

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Bob's Red Mill but all opinions expressed are my own. My daughter loves helping me out in the kitchen and from the time she was little I tried to find ways to encourage her to cook with me.  When she was tiny it was little things like pulling grapes off the stem or setting the table.  Now that she is older, she can actually make simple things like boxed muffins or scrambled eggs without any assistance from me at all.  One of her favorite ways to express her independence in the kitchen is by making her own oatmeal in the morning.  I refuse to buy those boxes of flavored oats and instead keep a container of plain old fashion oats in the pantry at all times.  It is simple to measure out, add water, and microwave.  After it is done cooking, she … [Read more...]

Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Acai Infused Quinoa Breakfast Cereal #momsmeet #spon

Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Acai Infused Quinoa Breakfast Cereal #momsmeet #spon

This healthy breakfast recipe was made possible by a review sample from Sambazon and Mom's Meet.  All opinions are my own. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went out to brunch and had the most delicious creation we have ever tasted.  It was a blueberry infused quinoa that was served with fruit, nuts, granola and a ton of other fresh and healthy ingredients.  When I got the chance to try Sambazon Acai juices I thought I would try to recreate something similar for my own family.  My kids get bored with cereal very quickly so I always have my eye out for a new healthy breakfast recipe that they might enjoy.  This is a really simple way to get just about every food group into your meal and it would work as a healthy lunch as well as breakfast. Healthy Breakfast Recipe using … [Read more...]

Chicken and Avocado Soup #Recipe and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #AmazingAvoCinco #spon

Chicken and Avocado Soup #Recipe and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #AmazingAvoCinco #spon

This chicken and avocado soup recipe is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever gotten together with friends for a pot lock meal and been awed by someone else's creation?  Sometimes, I am amazed at the different types of recipes that people can come  up with when given the same ingredients.  One person may see peanut butter as a dessert ingredient while another might see it as part of a spicy dip for chicken.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating new recipes out of a few basic foods.  I was recently asked to get together with a few other Atlanta bloggers to see what we could create with avocados.  And not just any avocados, either.  Our food blogger mission was to create a cool recipe using Avocados … [Read more...]

Easy Dessert Recipe: Banana Spice Parfait and a Newman’s Own Cookie #Giveaway #spon

Easy Dessert Recipe: Banana Spice Parfait and a Newman’s Own Cookie #Giveaway #spon

This easy dessert recipe is sponsored by Newman's Own Organics but all opinions expressed are my own. I have mentioned my love affair with dessert many times on my blog and I absolutely love creating new sweets to share with my family.  My kids always look at me in shock when I tell them there is no dessert after dinner!  Finding a quick and easy dessert recipe that can still wow friends and family isn't too hard.  Fruit desserts are one of my favorites since I can kid myself that they are slightly healthy.   Today's easy dessert recipe used a homemade vanilla pudding with nutmeg, sliced bananas, and crushed Spelt Ginger Snaps from Newman's Own Organics.  I made up the pudding and crushed the ginger snaps ahead of time so when it came time to serve I just layered everything in a parfait … [Read more...]