BoxTrolls Twitter Party September 24th at 12 pm EST #BoxTrolls

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Please note: This Boxtrolls post and Twitter Party are sponsored by Great Day Farms The BoxTrolls will be in theaters September 26th! Our family loves stop-motion films so we cannot wait to go see The BoxTrolls! To get you all excited to see it, we are happy to invite you to the official Boxtrolls Twitter Party on September 24th at 12 pm est! Not that you need anymore than the Boxtrolls to get you excited about this twitter party but.... we will be giving away $500 in AMEX cards during the party! A quick synopsis about The BoxTrolls: Boxtrolls is about an orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Watch this #BoxTroll trailer to see the excitement for yourself! If you want a fun BoxTrolls inspired recipe try my savory bubble bread here Follow the BoxTrolls on Twitter, the sponsor Great Day Farms, and your hosts to follow along … [Read more...]

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread

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I hope by now you have heard about The BoxTrolls!!! I am so excited about this movie with all the fun stop-motion and great theme it's hard to not be! With my partnership with Great Day Farms and their sponsorship of BoxTrolls, I got inspired to create a recipe thinking outside of the box with a savory twist on my bubble bread including eggs & cheese to go along with the movie! A quick synopsis about The BoxTrolls: Boxtrolls is about an orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Watch this #BoxTroll trailer to see the excitement for yourself! If you missed by traditional gluten free bubble bread click here ~~~~~~ This new bubble bread recipe uses the base for my bubble bread with a garlic and cheesy twist that would make The BoxTrolls proud!   Print Cheesy Garlic Bubble Bread   Ingredients ¼ c. oil … [Read more...]

Welcome Fall with Febreze Home Harvest Collection & Burlap Bows

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Please note: Please note this post is sponsored in participation with Shespeaks and client #FebrezeFall Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! The moment the temperature starts to drop is the moment I start dreaming about vibrant Fall colors, rustic decor, and delicious Fall scents! Febreze Home Harvest Collection is now available at a Wal-Mart near you with new scents like Toasted Almond, Sugared Cranberry, Spiced Pear, Vanilla Latte and Autumn Harvest. What's your favorite Fall Scent? Febreze is my favorite brand to scent my home especially with the Febreze Noticeables features that I love: Alternates 2 scents such such vanilla & sugar for Vanilla Latte and Sandalwood & Chai for Autumn Harvest Ability to switch the Febreze Noticeable intensity from low to high with a switch located on the back. We prefer low with a non-overpowering scent that smells like home! New seasonal scents enough said with all the current ones listed! Blends seamlessly with our … [Read more...]

Getting Fit in Your City while earning Walgreens Balance Rewards!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Over the years without even realizing it we transform. Life as we get older is not like what we expected life to be like in our 20s. We promise we will make time for ourselves once the kids come along. The same person who was always in shape, always making healthy choices, always working out, and finding time for herself was just not who I was anymore. Now that all 3 of my boys are in full time school all that is going to change! For years I have been dreaming of a time when I had free time without the kids. I brainstormed on how I would make better choices with the healthy goals I had set. To be perfectly honest, now that it has arrived I am not sure what to do with myself. This is where the healthy goals are going to help me get back on track again with Walgreens Balance Rewards healthy choices program one step at a time!  I am getting out of … [Read more...]

Bigelow Tea Rub Ribs: Sweet Tea!

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Please note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Labor Day is almost here! For most of us grilling and a day off come to mind when we think of Labor Day. However, there's more to it than that. We need to remember the men and women who have fought for us! Bigelow Tea is All American: 100% American made by an American Family; an American Company for the American consumer. Available at an American Retailer - Walmart. Bigelow #AmericasTea seems like the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day! Did you know that Bigelow Tea has a program for the  Troops?  Their Bigelow Tea Troops Program has sent almost 4 million bags of tea have been sent to troops overseas! Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Charleston Tea Plantation: America's only Tea Garden. Bigelow Tea Guests are invited to the Charleston Tea Plantation for weddings, tours and even a variety of music festivals. It’s a tea-riffic way … [Read more...]

Palmolive Dish Soap Ideas: Scratch Off Cards #Palmolive25ways #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The end of summer is a hectic and expensive time of the year for our family! Along with summer vacations and back to school shopping, we also have 2 birthdays! Stretching our money and finding bargains is a fun game for me with obvious perks especially this time of year. Not too mention that  I love using my creative side to come up with fun new ways to use items already in the pantry. Palmolive Dish Soap uses go well beyond our kitchen sink with #Palmolive25Ways! Read on to see how we created these scratch off cards with Palmolive Dish Soap that we picked up at Wal-Mart and a few simple supplies. Palmolive dish soap is tough on grease while soft on hands making it a perfect match for any of our needs! Not too mention the Beachy Breeze offered a nice scent! Basic Supplies Needed: Palmolive Dish Soap Silver Acrylic Paint Clear Tape (I like packing … [Read more...]

High Protein Tie-Dye Pancakes

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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

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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

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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

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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...]