High Protein Tie-Dye Pancakes


Please note: this post is a part of my sponsorship with Great Day Farms eggs Pancakes are a breakfast staple in our house. However, I am always trying to up the healthy factor in everything! This recipe is higher in protein than traditional boxed pancakes, colorful fun for the kids, and still easy for the cook! We tend to get stuck in a rut when it comes to meals especially breakfast! We get in such a hurry that we go for convenience. This is my way of being convenient in a way that makes it fun for the kids while still allowing me to give my kids a proper breakfast. Even without the homemade blueberry sauce my kids love these, but I like to take it one step further to make sure they are eating nutritious. So head on over to Great Day Farms website to get the recipe! Print High Protein Tie-Dye Pancakes Author: Natalie Z.   Pancakes are a breakfast staple in our house. However, I am always trying to up the healthy factor in everything! This recipe … [Read more...]

Roadtrip to Florida with Bigelow Cold Brew Tea Recipe


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Join us along our Roadtrip to Florida!  This is our first road trip as a family so I am pulling out all the tricks including using family owned Bigelow Tea we picked out at Walmart . I am thinking that 2 parents, 3 kids, & 18 hours of driving calls for a treat so let's make some Bigelow Cold Brew #Americastea ...in the car! Cold Brewing tea is a great way to make tea during the summer without having to heat up the house as well as being a more energy efficient way to make delicious tea. I have come up with a plan to make delicious Bigelow Tea in our cooler on our drive.   Road Trip to Miami Beach!and here's how to save your sanity with some refreshing cold brew Bigelow Tea! First things first, place bottled water in freezer to keep your Bigelow cold brew tea cold. I put mine in the freezer about 8 hours before we left. For my cooler, I used an … [Read more...]

Letting Juicy Fruit Bring out our Fun Side Road Trip Style


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias This summer is all about celebrating! My final baby starts full time school in the fall. I am determined to make this summer memorable. Next plan is a road trip to Florida! The destination sounds exciting with staying at my sister in law's house by the Everglades, taking the boys to the beach for the first time, and lots of other fun plans for our week stay. However, I am a bit nervous about an 18 hour drive with 3 kids. I am bringing out all my tricks and Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum is going to help! Welcome to #JuicyFruitFunSide! When it comes to situations that have the potential to be stressful, I think that being prepared is key! That's why we created a Juicy Fruit Survival Kit to celebrate the fun side while traveling (in & out of the car) Snacks Juicy Fruit Fruity Chews I Spy For the game: I let the boys help me create an I spy game … [Read more...]

Animal Art from Fulcrum Gallery


We move every few years so we are renters. The problem with renting is making a house feel like a home without being able to remodel or paint. Art is our way of adding our own unique touch to a rental home. Recently I went art shopping at Fulcrum Gallery for comtemporary bird art Fulcrum Gallery has a a great selection of canvas, prints, photographs, and framed Art.  Fulcrum Gallery has such a great selection it was really hard to narrow done which one I wanted! Birds on the Wire was my 2nd pick so I figured I should give it a shout out. I loved how many different styles of  images there was to choose from. There really is something for everyone at any budget! About Fulcrum Gallery's journey We had only a couple hundred pieces of art for sale, all original art (mostly oil paintings). It wasn't until early 2004 that we expanded our product offering to a few thousand open edition fine-art prints. In October of 2004, we added our online Frame Shop, enabling customers to preview … [Read more...]

Branson Trip {Day 4} Titanic Museum Attraction


Please note: This sponsored post is in collaboration with my Explore Branson trip The final day of our trip has arrived. We are sad that we will be heading on our way after our last stop...Titanic Museum Attraction! Titanic is one of those places that I keep meaning to go, but always run out of time. I am so glad we made the time for it! Once we got there, I found out no pictures were allowed inside. The Titanic staff was kind enough to point us in the direction of some scenic picture sights outside before heading inside. Titanic Museum Attraction offers an audio tour with interactive features. Receive a Boarding Pass of an actual Titanicpassenger/crew member (kid's also receive captain badge with name along with quiz on back of their boarding pass) View $4.5 million + of Titanic artifacts Walk the $1 Million exact replica of Titanic's Grand Staircase Touch an iceberg and feel 28-degree water Shovel "coal" in Titanic's Boiler Room Learn how to send an … [Read more...]

Summertime Celebrating Every Goal before School Starts

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This summertime is for celebrating every goal. This summertime is like no other for us  me because we are preparing for the big celebration of all my boys going to full-day school in the fall. I am nervous and excited about the upcoming future. However, as I prepare for the school year, I have a lot of decisions to make. Will I go back to work? What if I have to miss out of some of my boys' firsts for the first time? I have decided I will put it all in the back of my mind for now while helping my kids  #CelebrateEveryGoal with #CollectiveBias. See what we bought during our recent trip to Walgreens to pickup healthy essentials for my boys! Life with 3 boys is full of scrapes and bruises. It is amazing how BAND-AID® and NEOSPORIN® paired with mommy love make the perfect healthy essentials to alleviate pain. ~~~~~ What's even better right now while  summertime is going on is that Balance Reward members can earn 3,000 points when they buy select $15 J&J products (the select … [Read more...]

Grand Country Inn


Please note: We received 3 night stay at Grand Country Inn in collaboration with the Explore Branson trip.  The boys always point out Grand Country Inn when we have been in Branson, MO. We were excited to stay somewhere new! We normally stay a little off the main strip to avoid traffic. However, I can see the appeal of being in the heart of it all after trying it out. Grand Country Inn has easy access to highways plus it's an easy drive to nearby attractions! Obviously the big appeal is all of the family fun available nearby! Indoor Waterpark, Splash Country a theater 3 restaurants, indoor mini-golf deluxe arcade ~~~~~ Traveling as a family with food allergies and restrictions can get complicated. We love to stay at hotels with refrigerators which Grand Country Inn has! Pretty much right across the street is a Walmart and PriceChopper. At PriceChopper, we were able to get some gluten free essentials and even some fun items like gluten free donuts on sale to bring … [Read more...]

Branson Trip {Day 3} White Water, Ride the Ducks, & Acrobats…oh my!


Please note: This sponsored post is a part of my Explore Branson trip. Explore Branson trip Day 3 began sweetly at College of the Ozarks Next off to one of my favorite places...White Water Waterpark! I have been going since I was little and couldnt wait to take my boys! While the slides are so much fun from Kapau Plummet to Ohana Falls, the family especially loved the Surf's Up Wave Pool that we could all enjoy! After a fun-filled trip down memory lane at White Water with my boys, we headed off for the last few things on our agenda. Ride the Ducks Ride the Ducks is an awesome way to tour Branson and Table Rock on land and water. The driver was quite entertaining while providing us a history lesson that left all the boys mesmerized!  Acrobats of China The Acrobats of China are located at the New Shanghai Theatre. Getting 3 kids to sit still is sometimes quite an accomplishment. However, they were in awe during entire show! There's was lots of oh mys, … [Read more...]

Branson Trip {Day 2} Silver Dollar City & Jonah


Please note: This post is a part of my sponsored Explore Branson trip with my honest opinions. Day 2 of the Explore Branson trip started early at Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City is a great place for kids of all ages! My 9 year old was able to ride on every ride and my 2 younger sons (4 & 6) had the option to ride all the rides with an adult except a few.  There was a time when amusement parks were dreaded with food allergies but there are options for gluten free now! Let's get this day started... Gluten Free doesn't leave you hungry at Silver Dollar City that's for sure! After the delicious buffet at Mill Restaurant, we headed to the Grand Exposition area of Silver Dollar City to get the boys measured (measuring station is located right by the Grand Exposition Coaster). The Mighty Galleon, Racing Regatta, Grand Exposition Coaster and more make up this fun kid-friendly part of Silver Dollar City Silver Dollar City has a full schedule of a … [Read more...]

Branson Trip {Day 1}: Showboat Branson Belle


Please note: this is a post sponsored by Explore Branson with my honest opinions. Explore Branson selected several bloggers to avoid a fun-filled 4 days in Branson. Lucky for my family we were selected. Branson, MO is a place that holds many great memories for me as a child. I love enjoyed having the opportunity to do all that again (along with some new things for me as well) with my boys was a great experience! Let's get started on Day 1 of the Branson Trip... Honestly, I never would have considered a family outing on a dinner cruise. Once I looked into Showboat Branson Belle when dealing with food restrictions, I found out that with proper notice they could accomodate us! Along with Celiac Disease, I have a severe chicken and shellfish allergy. Below see some of what we ate... Please note that not everything above is gluten free. I was able to eat a Prime rib, snap peas, and baked potato (pictured top left) as well as a fruit plate for dessert. It was all so … [Read more...]