Turkey, Spinach and Macaroni Bites

Weeknights around here are crazy. I get home just in time to cook dinner and then it is time to check homework, take showers and get the kids in bed. I like to spend as much quality time with the kids as I can so I aim for meals that are delicious but easy to make. Right now, the only thing my four year old will eat with a spoon is guacamole so I have to make sure we have some finger friendly foods on the table too. I spend a lot of time trying to think outside of the box to ensure he gets more than just chicken nuggets and French fries. One of my favorite ways to get vegetables into him {and his sister} is to mix them with some of their favorite foods. That is how I created these turkey, spinach and macaroni bites.

Macaroni and Cheese bites mixed with healthy spinach and protein packed turkey. This is a great kid friendly food!

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FitTea for Energy #FitTeaDetox

I am partnering with FitTea to share with you a great way to boost your immune system and promote fat burning. As always, while this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

With two kids, a hectic schedule and a penchant for sweets, I need all the help I can when it comes to energy, my immune system and my waistline. When I heard about FitTea and their message: “Give us a few weeks and we’ll give you a new waistline”, I knew I definitely wanted to give it a try. After all, a smaller waistline is definitely something I am always striving for!

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Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MullerMoment #CollectiveBias

We keep a pretty hectic schedule around here which means I don’t get a ton of time to myself. It also means that treats and sweets are typically shared at least 3 ways. I love my kids and family but sometimes a little “me” time is definitely in order. I am also trying to really watch what I eat and limit high sugar sweets though. The frozen yogurt bites we typically make are a HUGE hit with the kids so I decided to try making some dark chocolate frozen yogurt bites which are perfect for me!

Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

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Rustic Valentine’s Mantel & Garland

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Did you know that there is a website where you can order an envelope full of glitter and a note. Then they send it to someone that you truly despise? 

Let me introduce myself. I’m Trina Miner from A Few Miner Adjustments. By day, I am a reading teacher and by night, a blogger. I love cozy blankets, Friends reruns and anything DIY. I want to give a big shout out and thank you to Shannah for inviting me to be a monthly contributor. It is a thrill to be here with all of you! [Read more…]

#Ad General Tso’s Wonton Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias

Game day is coming! Just think: we are less than one week away from the BIG game. I’ve been looking over my list of 100+ foods ideas and even the Whole30 friendly football appetizers for the past few days. Of course, I know that wings are a must at our party no matter what else I am making. In addition to regular wings, I also plan to make General Tso’s wonton cups too using the delicious Tyson prepared wings!

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

I am beyond thrilled to partner with Fleischmann’s to bring you this perfect game day recipe! Even though this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Ok, so we are exactly one week away from the big day. That means you have one week to decide what to serve to all those hungry sports fans in between plays and commercials. The guys in our group always love anything buffalo chicken related so I will be serving a new take on my spicy sausage pinwheels: buffalo chicken pinwheels {or pizza wheels as the kids call them}!

These buffalo chicken pinwheels are the perfect game day food!

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! Man, am I glad this week is over. I am so looking forward a nice relaxing weekend. Haha, I know that sounds funny since I have 2 kids and all but one can dream, right?!

I have had a great time looking over the 300+ links from last week and picking out some favorites. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Pineapple Upside Down Cinnamon Rolls // Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies // 10 Lego Books to Spark Creativity // Boneless Fried Chicken // 10 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas // 10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Site

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Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Storage

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited for my first contribution to Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

Does your kids’ playroom look like Noah’s Ark landed and stayed for a while? Mine too!

Here’s a way to get those animals organized two by two with my Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Storage. With just a few inexpensive materials, you can craft your own Ark in less than an hour. Get the kids to help you in your construction project and they’ll be invested in using it to keep their animals tidy in their new home.    

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

Awhile back, I bought myself a Silhouette and I love it. Even though I don’t craft as much as I used to, we use it for school projects and so much more. Today, I am so excited to be partnering with some awesome bloggers for a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

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Layered Mediterranean Dip

Let’s talk party food. I love parties and I love food even more so I am always the first one at the food table. One thing I look for is a yummy dip that I know I can keep coming back to! This layered Mediterranean dip would totally be the dip bowl I stood next for the entire party.

Dips are the perfect party food! This one is full of flavor and looks awesome on the buffet table!

 

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