Hearty Homemade Yogurt Parfait for Baby Using Gerber Lil’ Bits!

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Hearty Homemade Yogurt Parfait for Baby Using Gerber Lil' Bits! My daughter is finally eating solid foods and enjoying them! I love watching her face every time she eats a new food. It is wonderful to see her eyes light up when she comes across tastes and textures that she likes and are new to her. Something else that is fun is seeing her want to enjoy the same foods that she see's me eating. I know that she is watching me and she is learning from me so I want to make sure I always show her and give her the best. One of my favorite meals to eat is Breakfast. Each morning my oldest daughter and I enjoy overnight oats with yogurt and fruit. I love how hearty it is as well as tasty. For a few weeks now my youngest has watched intently as my oldest and I enjoy our oats. She is constantly crying and reaching for our food. This got me to thinking....can I make her some of the same thing? I know that she can not chew steal cut oats yet but she can most defiantly have her baby approved … [Read more...]

Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe!

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Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe! Las Posadas is such a great holiday. It helps me and my family put focus on the real reason for the season. To me Christmas is about the birth of our Savior and also about family, friends and loved ones. During the holiday season I try to spend as much time as I possibly can with my loved ones. Especially for Las Posadas which is a holiday that is centered around family and friends. I love the tradition of visiting family members houses during #LasPosadas. It is a great time to catch up and make memories but is also a great time to eat some amazing food. Thanks to #HERDEZ I am always able to create a great dish for my family and loved ones. This year I decided to make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail! It is a family favorite and something extra special for Las Posadas! Ingredients: 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp (cooked) 3 medium tomato diced 2 cucumbers seeded and sliced 1 small white onion diced 1/2 cup finely … [Read more...]

Star Wars View Finders In Select Big G Cereals!

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#starwarscereal #starwars #theforceawakens    Star Wars View Finders In Select Big G Cereals!   When I was a kid my brothers and I used to fight over the toys in the cereal boxes. We would rip the boxes open as soon as we could and dig to the bottom to find the precious toy that was featured on the front of the box. It actually got to be such a big competition that my parents had to make a rule that there was to be no more digging in the box for the toy. We were to pour the cereal into our bowl without reaching our hands inside and whom ever's bowl the toy landed in is who got to keep the toy. This seemed to work for awhile until we learned that if we shook the box around we could uncover the toy enough to insure it landed in our bowls. We were clever little boogers!     I had completely forgot those memories until I seen that Big G had placed some awesome Star Wars View Finders in their Specially marked boxes of  Reese's Puffs™, Mini … [Read more...]

On-The-Go Sausage & Veggie Pancakes – Great for Road Trips!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripHacks #CollectiveBias #Albertsons   On-The-Go Sausage & Veggie Pancakes - Great for Road Trips! Have you seen the new Road Trip tags at your local Albertsons store? I recently saw them during one of my shopping trips and I must say that I was thrilled. Albertsons has made it easy for you to find the products that will work great on any Road Trip. From candy to veggies! In celebration of this great promotion I would love to share with you one of my all time favorite Road Trip Breakfast hacks. I love to make On-The-Go Pancakes. They are a hit with my family because I can add anything to them and I just bake them in a muffin tin. Then I toss them into a gallon sized zip seal bag and we are ready to go! Ingredients: 2 Cups Flour 1 1/2 Cup Milk 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 2 tbs butter (room temp.) 1/2 lb  breakfast sausage 1/4 cup O … [Read more...]

No Bake Apple Crisp Dessert with Quaker Real Medleys!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias   No Bake Apple Crisp Dessert with Quaker Real Medleys! There are apples growing all around me. I love apples and cooking with them. Recently I was having a pregnancy craving for Apple Crisp. I really wanted it but I did not want to be in the kitchen baking for hours. Luckily I ran across the new Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups shelf-stable yogurt at Walmart. It was located in the cold cereal aisle and I knew that it would make a great topping for my quick to make Apple Crisp. The Quaker Real Medleys shelf-stable yogurt comes in Strawberry Almond, Apple Cinnamon and Raspberry Pecan. Any of them will make a great Apple Crisp topping. The New Real Medleys is a tasty blend of yogurt and multi-grain granola made with real fruit and crunchy nuts! I'm sure you have seen Nothing like this before! They are filled with real … [Read more...]

A Day In My Life!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias    A Day In My Life With Quaker!   My life is crazy. I wake up at 4:30am each morning. I start my day with a shower and fresh clothes. At 5:00am I have two kiddo's show up for me to babysit. A 7 year old and a toddler. 6:00am I eat my Quaker breakfast to get the day started off right for me and my growing baby! I am currently 7 months pregnant and I want to make sure the baby gets everything it needs! 7:00am I get another toddler to watch during the day. 7:30am Feed one of the 7 year old I babysit breakfast while getting the others ready to leave. 8.:00am I take one of the 7 year old I babysit to school. 8:30am I get breakfast ready for the two toddlers I watch as well as my 10 year old daughter. They always opt for Quaker Instant Oatmeal and Quaker Cinnamon Life Cereal. (Cinnamon Life was my #1 Favorite Cereal as a … [Read more...]

Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito with Tabasco Sauce! #SeasonedGreetings #CollectiveBias #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito with Tabasco Sauce! There is nothing like waking up to an amazing breakfast on Christmas morning. For the past few years my husband has woke up early to make sure that his Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito is finished by the time we all wake up. This is a tradition that each of us have begun to look forward to as the years go by. They are amazing burritos and the green sauce and bacon on top are as festive as my husband will get with the "red and green" #SeasonedGreetings contrasting colors. Thanks to Tabasco and #CollectiveBias I am going to share my husbands amazing holiday party recipes with all of you! Ultimate Meat & Potatoes Breakfast Burrito Ingredients: 3 Large Potatoes Diced ( about 3 cups) 2 Tbs Olive Oil (optional) 1 lb Pork Sausage 1 lb Bacon 8 Eggs 4 Tortillas 2 Tbs Garlic … [Read more...]

Campbell’s New V8 Protein Shakes and Bars for Busy Moms! #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias Campbell's New V8 Protein Shakes and Bars for Busy Moms! My life is crazy! I wake up every morning at 4:30am at get two kids that I watch for my cousin. At 6:30am I get another child who I watch for a friend. Then at 8:00am I take my cousins kid to school. After I get home my day is filled with babies, homeschooling my daughter, cleaning, church meetings, lesson planning, cooking meals, making grocery lists, writing reviews, sending out emails, planning church lessons, making church visits and more. There is honestly not enough time in the day! Some of you might remember that at the beginning of the year I made a vow that I would be a healthier me. This included eating less junk, working out more, and making sure I get in a Good-for-you breakfast. The downfall with my breakfast is that I am so busy. It is easy to prepare meals for the kids … [Read more...]

Easy Meals for Dinner Parties & Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake! #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias #Ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias Easy Meals for Dinner Parties & Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake! I live in one of the biggest towns in the state. Because of this I always get unexpected out of town family. They love coming here to shop. Especially around the Holidays. That is why I always have quick and easy meals from Walmart like Stouffer's on hand at all times. Recently I had a quick and easy dinner party at my house. I knew that I was going to be going away for the holiday's this year and I wanted to make sure that I did not miss out on seeing my family and friends before I left. Thanks to Walmart, Stouffer's and Nestle I was able to focus more on my family and friends and less on the holiday recipes I was making. I decided to make a Stouffer's Lasagna for dinner. It was a hit! With the lasagna I made some garlic bread, salad, sugar cookies and I was also able to … [Read more...]

DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! #PBandG #CollectiveBias #Yippee #ad

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**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! I love the Holiday's! It is a time to spend with family and friends, share stories, make memories...oh and of course decorate and bake your favorite Holiday Recipes for loved ones! Recently my family and I decided to build  fun #PBandG Graham Cracker Houses and as dessert I made a Skippy Peanut Butter Cheesecake to go with it! Our family filled Holiday Night really got us in the mood for Christmas. I am so glad #CollectiveBias encouraged me to make one again this year. It was so much fun making our house and we enjoyed every last bite of the Peanut Butter Cheesecake! Yum! Every year my family and I spend family time together building a Holiday House. We loving coming up with new designs and decorations each and every year. Plus they are so fun to eat later! Last night my husband, daughter and I got out all … [Read more...]

Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! #TaiPeiGoodFortune #CollectiveBias #ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! As most of you know I love hosting dinner parties for my friends and family. I enjoy having guests over and making memories with my loved ones. The only down fall to some of the parties is the time and stress of the cooking. There is already a lot that goes into planning, decorating, inviting...etc.... That is why when I host a party my "go-to" appetizers are Restaurant-Inspired  Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls! Thanks to #CollectiveBias and #TaiPeiGoodFortune I was able to put together a little Asian inspired dinner party for a few of my friends.   Before the party I made my grocery list and headed to Walmart. The Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring rolls are located in the freezer section of your local Walmart. I knew exactly where to go because we purchase these every single week. They are … [Read more...]

Wonderful Almonds & Wonderful Pistachios Make Wonderful Gifts!

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** I was provided product for the purpose of this review. Wonderful Almonds & Wonderful Pistachios Make Wonderful Gifts!   It never fails...I think I am done with all of my Christmas shopping but every year as I am putting together gifts I come up short. I love to bring gifts to every holiday party I am invited to, gifts to those around me who have helped me throughout the year and gifts to all my neighbors. That is why I am stocking up on Wonderful Almonds and Wonderful Pistachios. Nuts are always a hit and I know when I purchase Wonderful brand nuts I am purchasing the best. Recently I was sent some Wonderful Almonds and Wonderful Pistachios for the purpose of this review. I was happy when these arrived. I noticed that each bag already had a stylish bag around the nuts that would make giving these as a gift super easy. Wonderful Almonds - Wrapped in a stylish bag you can choose from Raw, Roasted No Salt or Roasted and Salted. I received a bag of roasted … [Read more...]

Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference

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This article is sponsored by Daisy Brand Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! I purchase Cottage Cheese every time I go to the grocery store. Because of it's versatility Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese has become a staple in my home. My husband loves to put it in his lasagna, my daughter eats it plain or with fruit and I love it as a salad dressing replacement. I must admit that growing up I had never thought to put Cottage Cheese on my salads. But when I was attending my local Colorado high school we had an awesome salad bar in the lunch room. Every day my friend Kayla would put Cottage Cheese on her salad. I found this intriguing and one day she convinced me to give it a try. From that moment I was hooked! Instead of topping my daily salads with high calorie salad dressing I started using cottage cheese with a little salt and pepper! It was a quick and easy swap that allowed me to get more of the healthy protein that I needed! Now … [Read more...]

DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls Review & Giveaway! It is no secret that the holiday season is usually filled with sugar and sweets. That is why it is especially important to teach healthy eating on all of the other days. One of the ways that I can know my family is eating healthy is to purchase DOLE No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls! These delicious fruit bowls are not sweetened with artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Instead DOLE has opted to sweeten their fruit with Monk Fruit! Plus the fruit is packed in water instead of syrup! Wondering what Monk Fruit is? Monk fruit is a melon which is vine ripened in Central Asia. The Monk fruit is harvested by hand and has been used by Monks (hence the name) for over 800 years for its health benefits. Oh and of course the sweetness since Monk fruit is 150 times sweeter then … [Read more...]

Halloween Monster Mouths!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Halloween Monster Mouths!       I always have a house full of kids and I love making fun items with them for the holiday's! Recently the kids had a week long Fall Break which allowed us to spend a whole week doing nothing but fun crafts and recipes to get us in the Halloween spirit! One of the treats that the kids decided to make were Halloween Monster Mouths! These were not only a hit with them....but I loved them because they were healthy! Oh and did I mention super easy to make? Check out the recipe and instructions below!   Ingredients: Sliced Apple Betty Crocker Fruit By The Foot - any color 1/2 cup peanut butter about 20 marshmallows ( or you can use Fruit Gushers to mix it up)   Directions: 1. Spread peanut butter on two apple slices. 2. Take about 4 inches of a Betty Crocker Fruit … [Read more...]