Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are a few recipes that are so cherished by my family. This macaroni and cheese recipe is one I grew up with and is one of my favorite recipes passed down from my grandma. Every time she would come babysit we would beg her to make macaroni and cheese. I love that now I can make it for my kids and they love it too. The recipe is covered in splatters and looks pretty ragged because it is so … [Read more...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Cat in the Hat Breakfast and Oobleck

One of my favorite things is making traditions with my family. Every Sunday my kids love to get lots of books and then we all pile in my bed to read them. We are big readers and have bookshelves full of children's books. Some of our favorites are from Dr. Seuss. My kids love "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "There's a Wocket in my Pocket," and "Fox in Socks," just to name a few. Every … [Read more...]

Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft

Last year Sawyer and I had a fun time making this adorable heart-shaped frog valentine. In fact last year we recreated all the heart-shaped valentine's I made with the boys in the past. I recently realized I never shared the instructions for this frog. Supplies needed for Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft: Green, white, pink and black construction paper or cardstock Glue stick … [Read more...]

Gymboree Winter Collection Is Here For All Your Holiday Traditions! $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

I can't believe it's already winter! That means the Gymboree Winter Collection is here! As always, I'm loving all the new looks! Since we're not the biggest fan of the cold, we try to gradually ease into the winter coat thing. A puffer vest is a perfect solution. We love that as the temperature drops we can add thicker and heavier shirts underneath. These fleece lined jeans are the warmest pants … [Read more...]

Marshmallow Oreo Squares Dessert

Morning around here just got a little better and, well, so did their school lunch dessert. I was looking for some inspiration for a bake sale friendly idea and when I stumbled upon this new cereal, Oreo O's, at my local Shop-Rite. I knew what I wanted to make instantly- Oreo Squares. Of course, I grabbed a couple of boxes so I could hold up my best.mom.ever. title at home. Ingredients for … [Read more...]

School Shopping Made Easy with Sears

I participated in this sponsored campaign for SEARS. All opinions stated are my own. I can't believe it's already time for the kids to head off to school. Every year I swear the summer gets shorter and shorter. We just started our back-to-school shopping, and for once it's been super easy. This week has been super hot, but we needed to get out of the house. The mall is always nice and … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Cheesy Potato Skin Bites Recipe

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. In the summer I like to entertain. Nothing fancy or anything, just a relaxing hang-out among friends and family usually. The entertainment is easy, especially when kids are involved. Food, however, can sometimes seem so overwhelming. I love when I can put a … [Read more...]

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

I think July is my favorite month. It's the one month my kids are all home from school for the entire month and our family probably spends the most time together just relaxing and enjoying each other's company. The kids asked to make some glitter slime, and we thought we'd get a little patriotic while we were at it. We love to make slime and make it often, so we had everything we needed … [Read more...]

Philly Style Steak & Peppers Rice Dinner

“Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.” Dinners this time of year are less than thrilling. Even some of our favorite meals aren't so favorite right now from being made so often. I'm stuck in a rut of finding new recipes, and I don't have the time even to make dinner if I wanted to anyways. Well, that's what I tell myself anyways. Knorr Selects recently asked me to step up my … [Read more...]