Aug 082016

This shop and my Tropical Smoothie recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Opinions are mine, “how did my baby get so big?” back-to-school tears may also be yours. #BoostBackToSchool #CollectiveBias

Bubbles starts kindergarten this week!  She has asked every day for a week if it’s time to start yet, which with as often as we’ve had school kick-off events feels like it has.

This layered Tropical Smoothie recipe is delicious and refreshing, a great way to start any morning!

The big morning is actually on Wednesday and I’ve been planning ways to make it even more special.  I want a few fun touches, but I especially want it to start with a breakfast that will keep her full and satisfied until lunch.  Concentrating is hard enough when you’re a kid, a rumbling stomach just makes it harder. Continue reading »

Aug 122013

This post brought to you by Arby’s. All words and opinions are 100% mine.

Growing up we didn’t have a lot of fast food locations from which to choose.  We basically had two, actually, and they were both about 20 minutes away.  When I was in junior high, occasionally we’d take a class trip to the roller rink.  It was usually to celebrate a holiday break or the end of the school year, and as a treat, the bus would stop at one of the fast food restaurants on the way home so we could have lunch.

A lot of times I’d just grab a drink – fast food can get a little tedious after awhile, especially when you only have two choices.  But then one day we noticed some construction while driving through town.  And then a few weeks later we were pleasantly surprised to find that an Arby’s had sprung up, finally giving us another choice. Continue reading »