Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake


Please note: This is a sponsored post. As always I have provided my honest opinion. At the beginning of the month, I shared with you ways to live on a budget gluten free (click here to read that post). Walmart is an easy one-stop shop for us living in a small town offering some of the same gluten free products for several dollars below some of our local compeititors. Udi's Gluten Free is definitely one of our favorite brands available in the Walmart freezer section. Bread goes quickly in our house of the boys. I like to find ways to make certain gluten free items go further. For example, french toast bakes are an easy way to get more out of a loaf of gluten free bread. I am busy mom of 3 so this recipe is one of the many that looks more difficult than it is to make! I use Udi's gluten free country seeded bread and many other items normally found in my kitchen. Remember not to tear all of the bread slices so you have some whole slices for the "cinnamon rolls". The … [Read more...]

Vitamin C is a year-round need: Crockpot Honey Oat Bread


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias During the colder months, we are all thinking about ways to improve our immune support. We don’t always think about the fact that improving our immune support is something that we need to keep balanced all year long. Vitamin C is important for reasons you might not have linked to this particular supplement. Most of all Vitamin C is an important part of keeping us balanced and at our healthy best! Join me to see what getting a healthy dose of Vitamin C can do for you with Ester-C supplement conveniently located at many locals stores like Walmart. (And it’s currently on rollback!) Many people don’t get the suggested number of fruits and vegetables to get the daily nutrients from food alone. Oranges and orange juice are some of the first sources of Vitamin C that we consider when thinking … [Read more...]

Surviving Cold, Cough, and Flu with Bigelow Tea Spiced Apple Juice


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias Cold, Cough, and Flu is inevitable in our house dealing with an auto-immune disorder. We can try our hardest to stay well but it's inevitable that we will catch something. Sometimes we just need to keep supplies on hand to soothe our scratchy throat or allow us to get something to stay down that has a dose of healthy antioxidants. During our regular trips to Walmart, I always stock up on some of our favorite Bigelow Tea varieties to soothe whatever symptoms cold, cough, and flu season brings our way! 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. The last 2 weeks have been pretty miserable in our house. Our youngest son is in school for the first time. While school in general seems to bring lots of sick germs home, the first … [Read more...]

Gluten Free on a Budget with Walmart


Please note: This is a sponsored post with my honest opinions as always Gluten Free is a big part of our lives since we have members of the family with Celiac Disease. We have been gluten free for about 7 years now. In the beginning, I bought mostly processed and convenience gluten free foods. It made my life easier, but didn't necessarily save us any money. Over the years, I have learned how to make more gluten free foods homemade and the brands/stores that can save us when we are short on time or money. Living in a small town has it limitations on where we can find gluten free. There are actually 2 stores nearby but most of the items I like to have on hand are at least $2 cheaper at Walmart. Udi's Gluten Free is one of the brands we have grown to trust that just so happens to be available at Walmart. Now if you are anything like me, committing to buying a new food item can feel like a big committment. Not everyone brand lives up to the standards that we have set; such as, the same … [Read more...]

Reasons to get Pennzoil Oil Change every 90 days & how to remember


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias We try to live a humble life focusing less on things and more on enjoying time together. However when the Subaru kept breaking down a few years ago, we knew it was time to take the plunge to invest in a more reliable car. Since we don't have any family nearby , we travel often to see them. It's was time to take the plunge to get a new car. I felt like such a grown-up when we traded in our '93 Subaru for a newer Mazda CX-9. I have made taking care of our first grown-up purchase a priority to help it last longer . Now I know there's much debate about how often to get your oil changed (If you don't agree just google it)! Following the 90 day oil change rule if you drive in extreme conditions like we do can help your car be more efficient.  Getting my Pennzoil oil change done every 90 days at Walmart Automotive Care Center helps me multi-task by getting … [Read more...]

*Special Buy* Start your garden now with AeroGarden at Walmart


Do you have a kitchen like me with no light for indoor herbs? I really miss having herbs in my window for a delightful way to season our food! No need to wait for spring or for warm weather, you can start your indoor garden now with no soil with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden at! Designed to fit in your kitchen, office or windowsill, the AeroGarden 3SL is perfect for first time gardeners or anyone with a compact space. A Gourmet Herb 3-Pod Seed Kit comes with every garden and includes Genovese Basil, Dill, and Curly Parsley. Seed Pod Kits for cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, romaine lettuce, petunias and more are also available- sold separately. Click here for more Aerogarden ideas! … [Read more...]



This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Relationships always begin with the best of intentions to make time for each other and to never lose that passion (or a reminder of it). I find it frustrating about the "myth" that once you get married and/or have kids that couple time is gone.  The passion doesn't have to disappear. I am sure I am not alone in the over-whelming to-do list. However, we still make time to stay connected 11 years later in the chaos of life with 3 boys. When we go see relatives, we love to take advantage of convenient sitters (aka the grandparents) for date night. Meet us in the beginning #Yoursandmine  This was after a concert back in 2004. This was us in college BEFORE we were married, working full-time jobs, or had 3 sons. This was when really all we had to do was go to classes, work jobs with limited responsibilities, and spend time with each other & friends doing whatever … [Read more...]

Naturally Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {2014 Cookie Exchange}


Welcome to Day 3 of our 2014 Cookie Exchange! Holidays can be tricky with food restrictions whether it be yourself or guest(s) so please enjoy this naturally gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to help everyone feel included this holiday season! If this is your first stop, please make sure to check out the others! As of Monday November 24th, 5 cookie recipes have been posted a day meaning you have 14 other recipes to find! {See the links below}   Print Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Author: Natalie Z. Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  25 mins   Great cookies that are naturally gluten free! The holidays can be tricky with all the food restrictions but these allow you to offer options without buying a ton of specialty ingredients Ingredients ½ cup sunbutter (or your favorite nut butter) ½ cup pureed pumpkin ⅛ cup each of maple syrup & honey (or all of … [Read more...]

Personalize the Holidays with Bigelow Tea {Chai Ice Cream}


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBiasW Sometimes we think that making holidays personal takes more time than we have. However that doesn't always have to be the case. This holiday Bigelow Tea is helping me create Bigelow Tea-inspired recipes, gifts, and memories! What do you do to make Holidays personal? My middle son is a boy after my heart with his love of tea. The personalized gifts help me make these moments that much more special! This year as you are trying to think of the perfect gift for a hostess, family, friends, etc... consider giving them the gift of personalizing memories! I absolutely love giving gifts that just keep giving! You can choose to engrave the personalized gifts with whatever you would like (pictured above our family name and phrase). The Bigelow Tea chest includes several varieties from assorted tea to black tea. If you want to make it even more … [Read more...]