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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Swiffer for the Mom it Forward Network. If you’ve hung around here long enough,  you know our love for St. Patrick’s Day.  We take it very seriously with our Leprechaun Tradition and our Corned Beef and Cabbage is one for the books.   So it shouldn’t be a surprise that we are getting ready in advance with these great St. Patrick’s Day Crafts …continue reading


DIY Personalized Valentine’s Gift Bag

I love to add extra special touches to our family celebrations with simple DIY projects! This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re having a festive (and quick) before school breakfast. To let my family know how much I love them, I created these gift bags filled with treats to give them during our breakfast. And the best part is that I made them in less than 30 minutes! DIY Personalized Valentine’s …continue reading


Tips for Photographing Winter Fun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you know, we moved from an hour north of New York City down to just outside of Charlotte, N.C.  It has taken some adjusting, but the biggest adjustment came about two weeks ago when we had our first snow storm of the season, and when I say …continue reading


Whimsy Wednesdays 205

There’s nothing like comfort food for Super Bowl.  I especially love when it involves corn chips.  This Chili Corn Chip Casserole from Busy Being Jennifer just got moved to our Super Bowl menu and I’m pretty sure you want tot add it to yours. If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow along with me on Facebook !  Once you’ve linked …continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

This post and recipe were sponsored by Perdue. Perdue provided me with free product and compensation in exchange for an original recipe. All comments, thoughts and reviews are my own. Can you believe that it’s almost time for the Super Bowl?  Many of you know that we made a move from NY to NC over the summer and I have to admit that we’ve fallen in love with the Panthers. …continue reading


Creamy Chicken & Kale Gnocchi

Creamy Chicken and Kale Gnocchi is a rich and delicious dinner recipe. You will never believe that it cooks so quickly. If you have leftover chicken from a previous meal, you’re halfway there! We often make this recipe after grilling chicken on the weekends. Toss a few extra chicken breasts on the grill and save the leftovers to simplify your cooking during the week. Creamy Chicken & Kale Gnocchi   …continue reading


Cutest Cupcakes Ever

My love for cupcakes has to be pretty clear by now.  I just love everything about them.  Cupcakes over the years have definitely stepped up their game and this collection is by far the Cutest Cupcakes EVER! Cutest Cupcakes Ever  

Tips for Photographing Busy Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Many of you know that I have two little girls.  One is six and the other is two and half and they are both extremely busy children and always have been.  I feel like the majority of my photos once they started moving were all a blur.  Now it’s only getting …continue reading


No-Bake Blueberry Chocolate Tart

I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to swoon over the healthy dessert from our last blogger of the #EatHealthy16 series.  Justine from Cooking and Beer makes me swoon over her food on a regular basis.  Be sure to stop by and enter to win the Blendtec 725 Blender that she is giving away!  As well as check out Cupcakes & Kale Chips for some Healthy Snacks or Love Bakes Good Cakes for some Healthy Meal Ideas …continue reading


Pineapple Beverages

This is sponsored by DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice. I can’t even believe that I’m thinking about Super Bowl recipes already.  It feels like Christmas was just here.  Nonetheless, I’m making sure that your next event, whether it’s a Super Bowl party or a Jack and Jill baby shower, is absolutely delicious with these pineapple beverages. Pineapple Beverages We’re serving up a Bourbon Pineapple Cocktail for the guys.  They get their taste …continue reading


Hogs & Kisses Valentine

This may contain affiliate links. I’m not sure who looks forward to Valentine’s Day more, my girls or me.  I absolutely  adore creating something cute for Riley’s class.  Even before she went to preschool, I came up with a creative Valentine for the kids at day care.  With this being her first year in school, as a kindergartner, I could not disappoint.  I made sure I didn’t with these adorable …continue reading


Quinoa Pasta & Kale Tomato Soup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Redpack Tomatoes for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you all see the snow that hit the East coast?  Holy Moly!  My in laws got over three feet of snow.  We were fortunate that we didn’t get a ton, but it was still cold and a hearty healthy soup was definitely necessary.  This Quinoa Pasta & Kale Tomato Soup …continue reading

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