Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie Bites Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

This is a partnered post as part of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team of brand ambassadors. The excitement in this house for the first day of school is almost palpable! While my son is less than thrilled about his busy 8th grade schedule, the girls are ready to get back into the classroom and meet some new friends. And me? The thought of having a few hours a day of complete freedom almost brings me to tears. For the first time in over a decade, … [Read more...]

Come See What’s Inside … Jewelry In Candles

Apple Harvest Jewelry In Candles

A few days ago, a new product arrived on my door step. Jewelry In Candles. While the concept isn't new, the experience is! This 100% all natural soy candle comes in dozens of refreshing scents and just behind the label, an inch or so below the candle surface┬áis a surprise ... a shimmering surprise! See that foil packet below ... Inside it awaits a piece of jewelry. One that I chose. You still get the surprise of color and … [Read more...]

Mornings Made Easy with Homemade Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Packets Recipe #HorizonB2S

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Packets with #HorizonB2S

Back to school season is one of my favorite times of the whole year. It's a welcome break from the daily rituals and never-ending pleas from three kids that are insanely bored. However, it does come with a new set of responsibilities that can be daunting if you don't have a great plan in place. Personally, I find the most difficult task of a new school day starts before the kids even get on the bus. Breakfast. This oh-so-important meal is one … [Read more...]

DIY Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Mason Jar Money Banks for Your Next Disney World Vacation

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Mason Jars for Vacation Savings

In less than a month, our family will be driving across the country for our 2nd Disney World vacation. It's been almost two years since our first one and in that time we've been filling up our old piggy banks with spare change and dollar bills. In that time we managed to save over $500 that goes towards the gas needed to get to Florida, some meals and hotels along the way. Every time we empty our piggy banks, I'm shocked at how so little can add … [Read more...]

Seeing is Believing – Ultra HD in store events happening now at Best Buy #UHDatBestBuy

Best Buy Wall Mounted TV

Less than a month ago, my husband and I got busy giving our living room a complete makeover. The walls got a fresh coat of paint, new furniture was ordered and one quick stop at a Best Buy store led us to order an amazing television and sound bar to complete the makeover. A week later we had a professional team from Geek Squad in our home installing the new tv and mounting it on the wall. But before that, we had to go through the somewhat … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam Recipe with Truvia Baking Blend

Lightened Up Apple Jam Recipe made with #Truvia Baking Blend

I don't know how all parents are feeling right about now but I'm pretty excited to see summer come to an end with just 12 days until our kids are back in school. Along with the 7 hours of freedom I'll get to experience for the first time in 8 years, the beginning of the school year also comes with some "mommy chores". Among those are packing lunches on days the kids aren't keen on the school lunch menu and getting their day started with a decent … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rolls, Perfect for Traveling to National Parks this Summer! #NaturalDifference

Peanut Butter Jelly Rolls - Perfect for traveling with kids! #NaturalDifference

The J.M. Smucker Company sent me free product samples and asked me to blog about this product. The summer break for our kids is almost over with only two weeks left until school starts. To beat the boredom of the remaining weeks, we planned a few trips for our kids, including a visit to one of our favorite national parks. As a kid, I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park with my parents several times and it's now an experience I'm able to … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe #KraftRecipes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

There are a lot of things to love about the summer months. For our family, it's the outdoor grilling, swimming and cool treats. I love being able to retire the oven for a few months and enjoy cold desserts that are easy to make. Most of the time, those desserts involve one of my favorite cheeses, Kraft PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. This versatile cheese is so versatile, which is why I keep a never ending stash of it my refrigerator. It's perfect for … [Read more...]

Caramel Marshmallow Frosted All Natural Brownies from Immaculate Baking Company

Caramel Marshmallow Frosted Immaculate Baking Company Brownies

I was provided with product samples through the Platefull Co-Op. Like many other moms, I don't always have time to whip up treats from scratch, so I turn to conveniently packaged baking mixes that only require a few extra ingredients. They not only significantly cut my time spent in the kitchen but they often taste better than the concoctions I've been known to make. The baking mixes I sampled from the Immaculate Baking Company not only make … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Boring Space into a Kitchen Decor Masterpiece with Sauder

Decorate a Kitchen Wall with Decor and Sauder Bookcase

About two months ago, I got a creative itch that I just had to scratch. It started with repainting the living room and slowly crept down the hallway when I decided to repaint half of my kitchen. I update the pale brown to a deeper mocha brown that I think ties in quite nicely with the rest of my kitchen that's a deep red color. But my need to DIY around the house didn't stop there. I had this large blank wall that runs through my kitchen with … [Read more...]