Celebrating World Penguin Day with Stonyfield Yogurt

Celebrating World Penguin Day with Stonyfield Yogurt

Can Penguins Fly? Zoo Day Stonyfield yogurt has been one of my very favorite companies not only to eat but to join in on the force to do good! They are always surprising me with amazing ways to make the world a better place. So when I received an email about a great opportunity I knew I needed to jump in on it! I have 4 kids 8 and under. Today is World Penguin Day! On their website they are offering Free tickets to your local aquarium and zoos. They also have some fun games and information that my daughter …

Back to School Labels

Back to School Labels

In Arizona students go back to school a few weeks earlier then other states. One of the things that has been a game changer for our back to school is these Minted name labels. Even though my boys school has each child donate a variety of school supplies that the whole class shares I also allow my boys to pick out their favorite supplies that they can keep in the backpack, in their desk, or at home for their homework. You have no idea how helpful it is for each of my children to have their own name labels on …

Grilled Peach and Berry Salad

Grilled Peach and Berry Salad

This pregnancy I have been on a huge salad kick! I eat it almost daily for lunch and there is a salad somehow involved in our dinner at least 4 times a week. I have my favorites and my go-to’s but I am always trying to add some type of variety to them. This salad is usually my strawberry salad. But when I picked up a 30 lb box of freshly grown peaches I knew just what to do with them. That same day I also picked up a huge flat of raspberries. So I decided to throw those in …

Mini Cherry Pie

Mini Cherry Pie

Disclosure: “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the SPLENDA® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.” I will have to admit that I have never been a huge pie loving person. Thanksgiving was about it! My sister started working at a local pie shop a couple of years ago and my family had the opportunity to try just about every pie that the pie shop had to offer. Almost every Sunday we would have a …

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

This sweet potato recipe is by far my favorite sweet potato recipe I have ever tried. When I received a package of Santé Nuts I knew that it would be the perfect addition to make this recipe even better for our Thanksgiving meal this year! The only challenge was picking which pecans I wanted to add! Cinnamon pecans for the Win! Totally took this recipe up a notch! We have been using our Santé nuts on salads, in our smoothies and in oatmeal, muffins and other yummy recipes. And here is how you make these yummy sweet potatoes: First you mix the …

Apricot-Pistachio Rolled Pork

Apricot-Pistachio Rolled Pork

With the holiday season quickly approaching I feel like I am constantly looking for great recipes for upcoming parties and events. Whether it is a appetizer, dessert, or a main dish I am always looking for a nicer dish then the average everyday meal. This recipe is what I would like to call a “special occasion” main dish. I would not typically spend this amount of time on a week night meal. In fact when I was making this on a Saturday my husband asked if I was bringing dinner to someone or having people over haha. I actually just …

Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry

Curry is definitely not a staple in our home. I do enjoy the unique flavor of curry on occasion though. My husband backpacked through Thailand for 3 months years ago and said that curry was in almost every dish that he ate for that 3 months so he hasn’t eaten too much curry since then. So that explains the reason curry isn’t a staple in our home. But on the other hand as a women who cooks dinner practically every night sometimes you have a mix it up! I flip through cookbook after cookbook and look on pinterest for hours …

Mixim Greek Yogurt

Mixim Greek Yogurt

There is a fun new yogurt treat NEW! on the market and I am so excited to share it with you all! My family and I had the pleasure of working with Ehrmann this past week and was able to try out these fun Greek yogurt containers. Each and every one of us from my 1 year old little girl all the way up to my husband devoured them!  They are perfect for a light breakfast, a snack, to pack in lunch, or to have as dessert. These will definitely become a staple in our home. Head on over to their website …

Gluten and Dairy Free Brownie Salted-Caramel Shake

Gluten and Dairy Free Brownie Salted-Caramel Shake

I love being a part of Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen group. It allows me to have fun testing our their products. I have been pleasantly surprised with their Gluten Free Line. I have taken their brownies to my neighbors and have made my husband their gluten free cornbread. My husband is a huge cornbread fan and thought it was amazing and my neighbors were shocked when I told them that the brownies were also gluten free. I had some fun experimenting with their brownies and came up with this little gem! I have several close friends that live a gluten free …

Ninja Blender Review and 4 Smoothie Recipes

Ninja Blender Review and 4 Smoothie Recipes

Last month my family was on a Disney Cruise and I didn’t have cell service for almost a week. When I got off the boat and saw the long list of emails I had waiting for me to open I quickly scanned through them and saw a email from Ninja. I just had to open it right away. I had recently seen their products demonstrated at IFBC in Seattle and was quite impressed. When they asked if I would like to try their new Nutri Ninja| Ninja Blender Duo with Auto IQ I didn’t even have to think twice. It was totally …