Aug 212014
 

I received a prize pack in order to create back to school lunchbox ideas. All thoughts and words are my own.

Kids around the country are heading back to school, triggering the question of “what can I pack for lunch?”  Of course there’s the old stand-by, the sandwich.  It’s a classic for a reason: portable, easy to eat, easy to customize.

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas with an Easy Quesadilla Recipe

But why not send them back this year with something new?  Recently I was challenged by the folks at Azteca to come up with easy back to school lunchbox ideas using their tortillas.  While there are a number of great things I already make that use tortillas, I had to really think about what would be a good lunchbox fit. Continue reading »

Aug 192014
 

I’m really not sure how I would make it through the day without my morning cup of coffee.  Partly because of the caffeine pick-me-up, and partly because it’s just a nice way to start the day with a couple of quiet minutes.

Morning Coffee Moment with Chocolate Caramel Muffins #IDelight

August is National Coffee Month and I thought it only appropriate to celebrate with some tasty muffins that you can indulge in while you drink your coffee.  They even have a little coffee creamer in them for some extra flavor, so it’s kind of like celebrating twice. Continue reading »

Aug 182014
 

For whatever reason, our master bedroom has always been the most neglected room in our house.  The walls are still bare aside from paint, and the only furniture has been our bed and a small table with a white noise machine and a humidifier.

Exciting, I know.

We’ve said for years “we really should get a dresser” or “some drawers would be nice”.  We even checked out a few furniture stores.  So much of what we looked at just didn’t seem to be of good value, didn’t fit our style, or wasn’t right for the space.

Sauder Website - Made in the USA Furniture

When I was offered the opportunity to peruse the Sauder website and select a piece of furniture, I was cautiously optimistic.  I had heard great things about the company and their quality in the past, so I was just hoping to find something that fit our style and the space. Continue reading »

Aug 152014
 

This #HungerHeroes shop on how to fight hunger has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

At one time or another, you have probably heard the statistics on hungry kids right here in our own backyards.  Sometimes those facts have a tendency to kind of pass by our ears, but not really sink in.  The truth of the matter is that one in five kids in the US are hungry.

Be a Hunger Hero and Fight Hunger! #HungerHeroes

Any time I hear those numbers, it makes me shake my head.  We live in an affluent country, how can that possibly be true?  But there is some significant poverty in the USA and some kids honestly do have to wonder where their next meal comes from. Continue reading »

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