How to Host a Salad Jar Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Clorox Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently my friend started talking about salad jars.  This isn't a new concept, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized this would be such a great thing for me to incorporate in my life.  Salad jars are when you make a salad, put all the ingredients in a jar in a specific order to ensure maximum freshness time, and then … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

School is starting soon and that means the morning routine is about to begin.  I'm always secretly excited for school to start and no--not just to get a break from round the clock parenting, but because I just love that time of year.  I love when it gets a little cooler outside and I love having a routine again.  But breakfast duty is not my favorite, especially when I was pregnant.  Let's just say my kids have eaten a lot of cereal in the last … [Read more...]

10 Cool Summer Treats

In the heat of the summer, there is little energy left for anything but things that make you NOT. SO. HOT.  Am I right?  Swimming, splash pads, mountains, beaches.  Watermelon, ice cream, popsicles, and grilling outside.  And the food is the best!  Making tons of concoctions with ice cream makers and the freezer so they cool you down.  Here is a list of 10 cool summer treats that are sure to hit the spot with friends and family!  These … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Kiss Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Easter is in a few weeks and I'm so excited about all things spring right now!  As much as I love the oncoming fall season, I think this year I'm looking forward to spring even more. Every year we have an Easter Egg Hunt party with my kids and our friends.  This year I wanted to bake an extra special treat for our Easter Egg Hunt party … [Read more...]

25 Cold Weather Comfort Foods

I looked at the weather like every day this week and the prediction for today was sunny and warmer...almost 50 degrees! But today arrived with a thick blanket of cold fog and a light dusting of new snow. That is NOT sunny and warm. So I'm mad at the weather today and praying that later today it clears up to what was promised. Hmmph! You and I can be friends again when you start being nicer to me, weather! I get it, it's February. What … [Read more...]

Ten Minute Waffle Recipe

We recently had a friend's birthday breakfast, which is one of our favorite things to do.  We all get together and bring different things and just talk for hours while our kids play.  It's all the best things in life--good food and good company!  And now I'm gonna share the easy waffle recipe I made. I've never been much for making waffles, although I love to eat them.  I adore the crispy, thick waffles covered in berries and cream or … [Read more...]

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is this weekend!  Now is the time to get to Costco and try all their samples because they have the best samples this weekend.  Oh and I guess you could watch the game too.  I'm not the biggest sports fan but I do love me some good party food.  I really love chicken wings especially...drool!  My sister-in-law has this amazing sticky wings recipe but it takes like five hours so I wanted something that would be a little faster than … [Read more...]

25 Incredibly Delicious Paleo Meals

New year, new diet am I right? I wish I could do Paleo but I tried it once for about a month it was horrible for me. I had no energy and I lost no weight. And I couldn't eat eggs again for about six months. But it works so well for so many people, I still think it's worth a try! Everyone has to find something that works for them. For me, it's everything in moderation, and the Weight Watchers style diets are the best for me. It's not just about a … [Read more...]