Marvel Madness: Pop Up Party


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias It's almost time for Halloween, and we are getting super excited around here! Every time October rolls around I start feeling giddy and spend the month doing festive Halloween-y things. Luckily my family is just as into it as I am, and we love dressing up, creating, and partying all in the name of the most fun holiday of the year. You know how much we love MARVEL and The Avengers around here, and with the release of Marve'ls The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron on October 2nd I just had to grab some supplies and set up a Halloween themed watch party! I … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Popcorn

Fall is here and I'm celebrating with a super easy, super delicious recipe that is bursting with seasonal flavor. What is it? Oh, just the most amazing Apple Pie Popcorn you've ever tasted. I am always a fan of a good popcorn recipe, and I love using mix-ins and jazzing it up with different flavors. This recipe is all about the flavors of Fall, and it is super easy to prepare! For this recipe I am taking a super shortcut and using pre-popped popcorn just because. Being a super busy mom, I like to cut all the time I can, so yeah. Also? I found the most amazing popcorn in the chip aisle at my grocery store - it's called BOOMCHICKAPOP and it For real. I love that they … [Read more...]

Back To School With Horizon: It’s Party Time!

This post was brought to you by Horizon and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own. As a health conscious vegetarian, proper nutrition is important to me. When I was growing up it wasn't something that really mattered in our house, and I pretty much always had access to junk food as a kid. Back then there wasn't anywhere near the focus on nutrition that there is today so it was pretty typical, but now that I am a parent I want to give my kids the best nutritional foundation I can. I am passionate about smart food choices, so naturally I was pretty excited when I was asked to host a super fun gathering of fellow moms to talk about just that, and it was a perfect way to ring in the new school … [Read more...]

Bright Mind Update: One Happy Dog


 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias A few weeks ago I posted about our switch to Purina's Bright Mind dog food from PetSmart for our adult dog. It's been a solid month since beginning the transition, and I can say that I'm very happy that we made the move. Our dogs are part of our family, and one thing that I want to make sure of is that they are at their best for as long as they can be. Our dogs lead a pretty cushy life - they get to lay around all day, they have a big back yard to run in, and of course they have us to snuggle up to at night! They love us unconditionally and we love … [Read more...]

Road Trips And Reading

I love taking day trips in the Fall. Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing, and there is a crispness to the air that gets me in a super festive mood! As much as I love packing up the car and heading out for a day or two, it can be super stressful. I am a last minute packer, so that doesn't help either. The kids throw another kink into the mix because it seems like they need pretty much everything but the kitchen sink, so it's safe to say that I get more than a little stressed. Over the years I have found certain items I won't leave the house without, and I'm going to share my #1 choice to help make things easier when it is time to take a drive or relax. Oh yeah, and I'm giving away … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Cups


 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallFlavors #CollectiveBias I adore baking. I usually don't have a ton of time to dedicate to it, but during this time of year I love creating festive goodies for myself and my family, and right now I am all about cookie cups. They are basically cookies shaped into little bowls that hold all kinds of deliciousness inside, and let me tell you, they are fabulous. Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, so I am busting out my mini muffin tin and whipping up a batch of super yummy Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Cups to welcome the new season! The first thing you need to know is that I had … [Read more...]

Sharing The Love With Cheerios™

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias It seems like Cheerios™ has been around for as long as I can remember. I grew up eating them for breakfast, and now that I have kids they are doing the same. Back when I was little there wasn't nearly as many flavor options to choose from, but one thing has remained the same over the years - they are wholesome and delicious! I love sharing them with my family, and now thanks to their "Buy a box. Give a free box." program I can also share them with others for free! How cool is that? To send a free box all you need to do is look for this red sticker on specially … [Read more...]

Fall Baker’s Basket


I created this gift basket as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars and JOHNSON'S®. #JohnsonsPartners #MoreForYou It's no secret that I favor Summer the most out of all the seasons, but the one that brings me the most nostalgia is Fall. Growing up I loved all the colors and excitement happening as the days turned cool and the leaves started to change, and the smells that filled the air always meant something delicious was in the oven. To this day, the smells of cinnamon, apple, berry, and many others have the power to immediately bring me back to cool days with my family, the holidays, and togetherness. It is getting to be around that time here, so I decided to whip up an adorable gift … [Read more...]

Besties, Bright Mind, and Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias My husband and I are dog people through and through. We love them so much that one of the first things we did after moving in together was to get a new puppy. Over the years one turned into three, and even before we had kids of our own they were our first family. Judah immediately fell in love with them as soon as he could walk, playing on the floor like he was one of them. See this? He wasn't even two years old, but he loved his furry siblings just like he was one of them. Now at 5, he's much bigger and over the years they have grown to be best … [Read more...]

Raising Self-Sufficient Kids

I was part of the Every day, care™project with Whirlpool® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #EveryDayCare Up until this point my kids have been free from pretty much all responsibility. Sure, they have to put their toys away when they are finished with them, but I am usually the one keeping the house together and their rooms from looking like disaster areas. But, as they get older, I want to teach them responsibility. I am starting now with a few easy tasks that they can do to help me out (because I totally need it) and also help them become more self-sufficient and aware of what's going on around them. I want them to know responsibility and to know what goes into these simple … [Read more...]