Pineapple * Banana * Orange Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Banana Orange Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Last week I found myself laying bed (totally having a pity party). It was the middle of the day and I was flipping through channels and paused on QVC. Yeah, the shopping channel, totally not what you should be watching when you're feeling cruddy. I have this awful habit of shopping when I'm feeling down and end up with a closet full of emotional purchases. On this particular day, they were selling the Ninja Ultima blenders and showing how to … [Read more...]

How to Stock Your Freezer for Smoothies

How to Stock Your Freezer for Smoothies

I have never been much of a breakfast person. Truth is, I usually wake up a little nauseous, especially if I get up earlier than my body really wants to be up. The thought of food before noon is not at all appealing and unfortunately, it's a big problem. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day and gives you that kick of energy you need to get through it. Since food is the last thing on my mind at 9am and I really do want to make … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Holiday Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe

Lightened Up Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe

I am a compensated member of the Truvia network of Honestly Sweet Bloggers. Product has been provided but opinions and product usage are based on my own experiences. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I think it's important for a few minutes here and there for some down time. During the month of December, we like to sneak in some time for the family to gather in the living room with the lights dimmed, Christmas music playing in the … [Read more...]

4th of July Sprite Drinks with Red White & Blue Kool-Aid Cubes

4th of July Drink Sprite and Red White and Blue KoolAid Ice Cubes

Since it has been rainy and well below average temperatures for summer I've been trying to come up with some ways to keep the kids from going bonkers. We've been stuck in the house and that pretty much leaves us with cartoons, board games and kitchen fun. I pulled out my perfect ice cube trays and a few packets of KoolAid. For this 4th of July themed drink you'll want to get red and blue KoolAid packets. Just make a jug of each as you normally … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Daiquiri with #BacardiClassicCocktails

Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Daiquiri

Now that summer vacation has officially started, the week proves to be a lot more stressful than I had imagined. When the school year keeps two of the three kids busy, it's easy to forget how quickly and easily they get into little sibling spats when they're home together day after day. So when the weekend finally comes my husband and I look for ways to unwind. Sometimes that means we're firing up the grill to enjoy a casual BBQ with family, … [Read more...]

Summer Frozen Drink Ideas and a Blender Offer from Walmart

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I don't know what it's like where you're living right now but the thermostat has been rising the past few days. I've actually had to close up the windows and turn the a/c on for a few hours just to get some relief. My husband says I'm a whiner but really I'm just more like a snow bunny. When the temp gets above 75 degrees I start getting uncomfortable. That's why I'm pulling my blender out of the cabinet and giving it a home on my counter for … [Read more...]

Birthday Recipes | Lemon Meringue’s Lemonade & Orange Blossom’s Ice Cubes

Lemon Meringue Sherbet Lemonade Punch

Today we celebrated my baby girl's 4th birthday! Gosh, she's getting so big, which is a totally over-used phrase around here but it's so true. It really feels like I just brought this sleepy little bundle of love home and here she is getting ready to run off to pre-school. Anyways, Miss Emma decided she wanted to do a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party. Personally, I'm not a fan of the cartoon but the theme was a lot of fun to work … [Read more...]

Cozy Wintert Stove-Top Hot Cocoa Recipe

Stove-top Hot Cocoa Recipe

Seems like a good portion of the country is covered in frosty snow right about now. Not us, we managed to escape the whole snow storm by a few dozen miles. I can't hide my disappointment, I adore snow. Instead we're just hanging out in 20-something degree temperatures and partially cloudy days. So what's there to do when it's cold and no snow to sled on? We cuddle in pajamas all day with hot cocoa. For the chilly days (and nights) when I … [Read more...]