A Dream Kitchen Appliance Line Up

I am excited to work with Sears Home Appliances and Services to share with you some great appliance features. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Between making meals for my family, cooking up recipe ideas for the blog and then cleaning the whole mess up, I rely on appliances that are reliable and efficient. Of course, I want them to look good while doing it. As I keep dreaming of a major kitchen upgrade, I research appliances over and over. Today, I’m introducing you to your dream kitchen appliances!


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Paleo Chicken Salad

Guess what day it is?! It is Paleo Monday. I am so excited to share with you one of my absolute favorite new recipes this week. I’ve been searching for a way to replace the chicken salad that I loved for lunch each and every day before going Paleo {er-ish}. Well, I think I finally done it. This paleo chicken salad is to die for and is so perfect for Spring and Summer lunches. 

Paleo Chicken Salad

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Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Waffles

I am so excited to be partnering with Williams-Sonoma to bring you this amazing idea for Mother’s Day. As always, while this post was compensated, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I know you are probably basking in the glow of Spring break {ours begins this week} and maybe thinking about the upcoming Easter holiday. I’m going to say two words to you that may bring  a little bit of stress into your life but don’t worry because I’m only talking about it to help you prepare. Yes, Mother’s Day is approaching and with it comes finding the perfect gift and way to celebrate your mom. Or, as a mom yourself, it means being able to pass along a gift list to your husband and kids so you can get rewarded for all the awesome mothering you do each and every day. Start your Mother’s Day with lemon poppyseed waffles, complete with homemade raspberry butter and raspberry syrup, and it will definitely be a day to remember.


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Shanghai Meatball Stir Fry

Every year, I vow to plan out my meals and chop my veggies on Sunday so I am ready for the week. Some weeks that actually happens. Other weeks…not so much. I love making Shanghai meatball stir fry but don’t always have the time to prep all the ingredients from scratch. Thankfully, I discovered Eat Smart Salad and Stir Fry kits which come in handy for days like that.

Shanghai Meatball Stir Fry with Quinoa

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Best Toys for Kids Who Love to Explore and Discover

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I have two very active kids. My youngest,, who is four, is always exploring the world around him and trying to discover pretty much anything new he can. I love finding toys that help him discover new and exciting sounds, activities and ways to view the world. I have started shopping for his Christmas presents and found a few of the best toys for kids who love to explore and discover just like he does!

6 Great toys for Kids

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Ways to Find Extra Time in the Day

I’m not the busiest person in the world BUT I do have a pretty hectic schedule between my regular “day” job, the blog, kids and all of their activities. Saving time on regular tasks is one of my favorite ways to find extra time in the day.  Let’s talk about my top 3 ways to save time.


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Refresh Your Home with Haverty’s

I am so excited to partner with Havertys to share ideas on how to refresh your home this spring. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Spring is the time of year where I always have a major itch to update things around the house.  I want fresh colors and to liven up my spaces after the long winter.  During H’s gymnastics class recently, I stopped into my local Havertys store to see what they had to offer to help me change up my space for the new season.  


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Five Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s is coming up so quickly {remember how fast Christmas came?!} and so it is time to start thinking about gift ideas.  I’ve been thinking of a few things I would like and decided to five Valentine’s Day gifts for her that are sure to be hit.
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Gift Giving – Thinking Outside of Box Store

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We all have them…special people in our lives who are nearly impossible to shop for.  The father who buys himself everything…the grandmother who already has everything…the wonderful au pair who you know will eventually have to get anything you give back to their home country and is limited on suitcase space.   You can probably guess that last one is me!  Maya has been with us since July and she is beyond wonderful.  Seriously, I could go on and on.  As I was searching for gift ideas for her, I knew that what I chose needed to be special like her but also on the smaller side to make it easy to get back to Germany when the time came.
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