Easy Fourth Of July Recipes For a Sweet Celebration

The Fourth of July is going to be big in our house this year. We’ve got a full weekend full of patriotic and, yes, slightly nerdy, plans that will roll us right into our first Washington, DC 4th of July. I can’t wait! My wanna-be-chef, Claire, is hoping we can squeeze in some time to make […]

Give the Gift of Cheerios

This post is sponsored by Cheerios at Walmart. Thanks for allowing me to share the gift of Cheerios. I know I’ve told you this before, but I’m an awful gift giver. This is just not one of my natural talents and pretty much everyone who knows me will agree: I suck. I will take any […]

5 Ways To Eat Leftover Ham | Recipes

After church, after a wonderful afternoon touring DC, and after a fabulous ham dinner made by my mother, I realized I had a small problem. Well, a BIG problem actually. We had a ton of leftover ham from our Easter meal. And my mom was leaving on Tuesday. Which means I’d be left alone with […]

Easy Baked Chicken Parm | Barilla Better For You

This delicious post is sponsored by Barilla & Walmart: It’s Better for You.  As a mom and a runner, I am super familiar with the love of pasta. I mean, carbo loading rocks. My roommates at Disneyland races know about my top secret (not really, it’s Marri’s) Italian food restaurant with the bomb.com of chicken parm. […]

Easter Peeps Rice Krispy Snacks

I made these Easter Peeps rice krispy snacks because my daughter made me. Since it’s almost Easter, I was feeling my annual pull to be crafty and inspired. Kids + Easter + Pinterest = Shenanigans trying to new things. Claire is almost 12 and has access to Pinterest. And no, I don’t know what the age […]

Rainbow Sherbert St. Patrick’s Day Punch

I love easy recipes and projects. Things don’t get much easier than this Rainbow Sherbert St. Patrick’s Day Punch. Truth be told, you can make this for just about any occasion! Kids (old and young) love it. So, sure. Sometimes I complain about all the over the top celebrations concerning some of the minor holidays out […]

Valentine’s Day Sweet Ideas

February is one of my favorite months. It kicks off a lot of great dates in my life: my son’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and my birthday. Celebrations galore! If Valentine’s celebrations are on your radar and you are looking for some clever ideas on where to go, what to eat, or […]

Atkins 40 | Low Carb Lower Number on the Scale

Printable Meal Plan Included! You guys know me. I’m all about being honest with my product reviews. If I find a flaw or a problem with something I won’t hesitate to share that information. So here’s my honest review of a week on the Atkins 40 plan. It was GREAT. Except for that pesky Day […]

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie With Blue Bunny

This post was sponsored by Blue Bunny, but the content and opinions expressed are my own. Have you checked the calendar? Oh man- Christmas is less than 20 days away. True story, folks. Gulp. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but the end of 2016 is coming in hot. And with the end […]

Baked Eggs in Avocados | Recipe for Atkins 40 Followers

Fun fact about me: avocados are my JAM, y’all. Which is hilarious considering I didn’t touch one until well into my 30s. Growing up in Texas I was exposed to a lot of guacamole and always turned my nose up at it. It just didn’t look right to me. As they say, with age comes […]