Mango Chill Smoothie

Mango Chill Smoothie

There is nothing like sipping on a smoothie on a hot summer day! This drink is perfect when you are grilling or having a swim party or really anytime. It is easy and refreshing. With Father’s Day tomorrow this is the perfect drink if you are planning on grilling steaks or ribs tomorrow!  Mango Chill Smoothie 1 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 cups frozen mango chunks 1 cup mango sorbet 1/3 cup crushed ice In a blender add ingredients in this order: orange juice, lime juice, mangos, sorbet, and top with ice. Then blend …

Portable Summer Toys and Snacks

Portable Summer Toys and Snacks

Summer is in full swing over here in our home. My kids have been out of school for about a month. Lets just say some days are better then others haha. I am a huge believer in always being on the go and creating memories with your kids and family. When I was contacted by Hasbro’s Playskool about doing a post on portable toys and snacks for the summer I knew that it would fit right into our families lifestyle. I am a mom with 3 young children and we have always been huge fans of Playskool and Hasbro toy …

The Best Burger & The Best Burger Toppings!

The Best Burger Toppings There are a few things that are key to a good burger – the burger toppings! How the actual patty is seasoned and cooked. Along with the toppings that are placed on the burger itself. Those two components are what makes a good burger in my book. The other night I was out with some girlfriends and we were at a local BBQ place that is one of my favorites. It is in Tempe, Arizona and is called Lucilles BBQ. We ordered way too much food and I took home the left over onion straws. I …

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 …

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon and summer go hand in hand in our home! My kids go through about a watermelon a week in the summertime. I almost always have one in our home for days when my kids are playing in the water or swimming that day. Just a easy and refreshing snack for them!  It is the last week of school for my kids and the weather has just been amazing! So that only means one thing…more time to spend outside before the dreaded summer heat hits! Our grill is about to hit its peak where we spend a lot of our …

Lemonade on a Front Porch

Lemonade on a Front Porch

There is nothing more relaxing then sitting on a porch sipping on a refreshing drink while your kids play outside with their friends! This time of year in Arizona all the neighborhood kids are roaming the streets. Give it a month or two and no one will be found out front and will have migrated to the back yard for the swimming pool! But for now I am so excited to enjoy this spring time weather. A few months ago my flower beds were full of just dirt and our patio was empty. When I heard about a Wayfair campaign …

Loaded Berry Crispy Chicken Salad

I love making salads for myself. But I rarely make them for dinner. My kids won’t eat salad and I thought that my husband didn’t like salads for dinner. But it turns out that I was on a salad kick a few weeks ago and made salads a couple of times and my husband loved them! So I made a few different ones and we absolutely loved this one! The fresh berries with the crunchy chicken and bacon paired with sugared almonds was just so yummy! I found this recipe here and made it but with the ingredients that I had at …

Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

My husband is not a fan of pork chops. I rarely cook with them for that reason. I saw some on sale and grabbed them and figured I would incorporate them into my meal plan somehow. Even if it meant saving them until my husband was out of town or working late or something. I decided to give them once last try one night knowing that my husband was going to be around. After I made these and my husband tasted them he then told me that the reason he isn’t a pork chop fan is that whenever he has …

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe – from Scratch! Ever wonder how to make perfect, fluffy sugar cookies from scratch? This is the recipe for you! There is nothing that says “I love you” more in our house than freshly baked sugar cookies! My husband absolutely loves sugar cookies! I also think that my husband would say nothing is more sexy then watching my wife make sugar cookies haha. So you can tell in our home if there was 1 thing that I could make for my husband for Valentine’s Day that would make him happy sugar cookies is where it is at! …