Adorable Yarn-Tied DIY Embellished Flip Flops for Back To School #summerofjoann

This post is sponsored by Joann.com. Our mission this summer was to make summer fantastic and AWESOME! Most of it was spent outside, getting wet, and having fun playing games and riding bikes, but there were crafts and fun indoor activities, too! I had the spectacular idea to create some fun and crafty flip-flops for […]

Gorgeous Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

Yesterday, I opened my freezer door and found a brand new, never-opened bag of mixed frozen fruit containing strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It was taunting me, enticing me to use it for something, but what would I make? Having just purchased some Himalayan sea salt and a replacement bottle of apple cider vinegar, I […]

Crescent Roll Hot Dog Pockets

These were a fun little variation on the ever popular Crescent Dogs you see everywhere (or Mummy Dogs when it comes time for Halloween). These Crescent Roll Hot Dog Pockets work about the same way, except they’re a smaller version and pressed into a sandwich maker. The cool thing about using a sandwich maker is […]

Stuffed Italian Bread Recipe {with Pizza Toppings}

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell and Social Moms. Have you ever eaten Stuffed Italian Bread before? It’s almost a fusion of cheesy garlic bread and pull apart bread. I love how you can add whatever ingredients you’d like to truly make it special for your family. I decided to turn it into a Pizza-Stuffed […]

Baked Nutella Doughnuts with Frosting

Every so often, I decide to surprise my kids for breakfast. Sometimes it’s sprinkles or chocolate chips in the pancakes, or even fancy blueberry pancakes. Sometimes it’s chocolate peanut butter muffins, or even a slow cooker breakfast casserole. But then there are the chocolatey surprises, like these Baked Nutella Doughnuts, that wake them up just […]

How to Grocery Shop at Whole Foods Market on a Budget

I was issued a grocery challenge – grocery shop at Whole Foods Market on a budget, by¬†shopping for my family of nine for under $250. I don’t back down to challenges, ever, and I love puzzle-piecing things together to work in our favor. I love seeing how far I can stretch a dollar and make […]

Printable Weekly Lunch Menu and Back-to-School Recipe Ideas

We are taking school lunches very seriously this year, and taking the banal school lunch ‘bull by the horns’ and wrestling ‘er to the ground. My goal this year is to never hear the words, “Lunch is boring, mom” without spending a fortune. In order to help make that happen, I decided we needed to, […]

Easy Pizza Bread Recipe

Ohh, friends. This Easy Pizza Bread Recipe is one of those special recipes that your kids will ask for again and again. (That is, if you let them have any. Heh.) Adapted from The Pampered Chef’s “Pepperoni Pizza Twist” recipe, this pizza bread uses two refrigerated loaves of french bread and whatever pizza fillings tickle […]

DIY Weekly Menu Board

Pin It I told you a couple weeks ago my plan¬†– to make a DIY weekly menu board for our meal plans each week. With a menu board, you create cards featuring all the dinner choices you make, making it super-easy to create a meal plan for the week, and showcase what’s “on deck” to […]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

Despite our Steelers not playing in the Super Bowl this year, we’re still die-hard football fans, and we planned to celebrate and watching football nonetheless. For the big game Sunday, we wanted to entertain with some easy-to-eat appetizers for dinner (easy for little fingers as well as for us adult folks, too). We stuck with […]