Savor some MAMA TIME with NEW Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods!

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBias I have two young children, and I know how tricky it can be to squeeze in a few peaceful moments as a mom.  For me, I feel guilty every time I sit down to enjoy a couple of moments…

How To Make Apple Pie The Lazy Way!

I'm pleased to report that sharing my simple chicken salad recipe was very received by you guys.  While I don't plan on becoming a food blogger anytime soon, I have decided to share more simple recipes to make your homemaking journey easier and hopefully more delicious. There is nothing as fall as apples.  Okay, well maybe pumpkins.  This weekend the boys and I read some cute apple books and baked an apple pie. The lazy way. For making in the…

Easy peasy chicken salad recipe!

I'm a pretty good cook, if I do say so myself.  I'll be honest with you guys though, I'm very much self taught.  I do not come from a long line of chefs.  However, before Liam was born, I decided I needed to stop eating out and shed some extra weight.  At that point, I really poured myself into cookbooks, cooking shows, Pinterest recipes, etc.  I'm currently in another season of being ready to lose some weight.  I think I'm…

Visit St. Joe, Michigan [our girls weekend guide!]

I basically had the most amazing weekend!  Thursday night, my friends watched my boys so I could go to sushi and drinks with my doting husband. It was so wonderful!  Friday, I had my mom's group and then I left for mom's weekend away with two of my dearest, dearest friends.  Fellow graduate school wives, one of the ladies had an apartment in St. Joe, Michigan from her husband's internship.  (You read that correctly.  free lodging.) The drive was only…

Create a football party “selfie station” with SNICKERS®

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias   I've said it before, and I'll say it with glee.  We love football and hosting parties in this house, and I welcome any opportunity to combine those two joys are mine.  When hosting football parties (or any party for that matter!) I love to create photo booths or "selfie stations" for my guests.  I think these are so…

Preschool Activities!

I'm talking about things to do with your preschool age kids to keep them busy.  I like to keep my kids busy so they don't argue all day.  I like to leave a lot of their open for playing, but I try to keep more structured activities on deck, too. I try to have something ready for them in the mornings or else they'll just whine and cry to watch television.  The activity above is a crowd favorite.  Just craft…

Sawyer’s Little Bedroom!

Soy Bean has a strangely small bedroom.  Or Liam has a huge bedroom... I'm still trying to figure that part out.  I love this little bedroom though.  It is the bedroom I've snuggled both of my sweet boys in, I guess it is my family's nursery.  It is pretty bare these days since Sawyer has been in a toddler bed since he was about fourteen months old.  His bed was a hand me down pottery barn bed from his Godmother. …

Liam’s dinosaur bedroom!

One homemaking revolution I've experienced this past year is a desire to create a beautiful home, even if we are simply renting.  It is strange to believe we are moving in less than ten months, but that doesn't mean I can't love my home during that time.  This leaves me with some interesting home design diameters.  I don't want to paint, everything needs to be affordable(or free or cheap.), and everything should be portable.  Easily transported to our new home! When…

To my van driving friends, I’m sorry I doubted you.

You guys may have noticed yesterday that I had a flat tire.  So, naturally that landed me at the car dealership for service between lunch and naptime. Not for the faint of the heart, to be honest. I fed them a fast food lunch there in the customer waiting area, we watched a Paw Patrol, things were going smoothly so I said go ahead and change my oil too!  YOLO, right?  Let me back up here and tell you I've been…