A Glimpse: What’s In My Bag

Thank you to Target and DASANI for partnering with me to bring you this post. While this post may be sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #DASANIdrops #DASANIsparkling

I am always super fascinated when other bloggers share a day in the life or what’s in my  bag posts. It gives you a little glimpse into their every day life and lets you get to know them on a more personal level. So, I thought it would be fun if I gave you a little peek at a few of the items that I carry with me each and every day…you know besides a computer and phone :)


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Hot and Spicy Cheese Meatballs

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

Basketball fever is in full effect! It is almost impossible to go somewhere and not hear people talking about the latest game or see it on TV. In our office, brackets are always the topic of the day. We love having friends over to watch sporting events to a few of the basketball games is another great reason for a sports related party in our basement! Of course, no party is complete without party food. My latest addition to the game day spread are hot and spicy cheese meatballs.

Cheez-It Spicy Meatballs

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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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Ombre Easter Egg Tree

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I love spending time with my kids. My daughter has recently been really interested in helping with whatever craft or recipe I am working on and it is so much fun to have her by my side. We were recently given the chance to try out some of the PAAS products for coloring Easter eggs and she was so excited. I bought two and a half dozen eggs (!) and we spent an entire Saturday morning, along with Grandma, coloring them with various PAAS Easter products. Her favorite was the spring silhouette kit and she also had a great time with the monogram kit.


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3 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfasts on weekday mornings are crazy around here. I am not typically here for the morning rush because I’ve already been at work for at least 30 minutes before anyone in my house gets out of bed. BUT, I know the hectic pace that our house takes on a weekday morning so I like to have easy breakfast ideas ready to make mornings much easier for the people that do have to feed my kids before school!

3 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

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Easy No Churn Ice Cream

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We had our first warm day this past weekend and it was glorious. While still jacket weather because of a light breeze, it was a great reminder that Spring and Summer are on their way and we have lots of sunshine to look forward to. Of course, thoughts of summer got me in the mood for some ice cream. I couldn’t convince Mathlete to go out for ice cream because “it is still March” so I decided to break out my recipe for the easiest no churn ice cream ever!

Easy No Churn Ice Cream with M&Ms

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4 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

Let’s talk stress. As a mom of two gorgeous kids who also works 2 jobs {full time “real” job plus this blog}, I am definitely no stranger to stress. When deadlines start to pile up plus the demands of being a mom grow more and more, I find that I need have a few easy ways to relieve stress that I can turn to on a regular basis. Since I know we all get stressed from time to time {all the time?}, I thought I would share my top 4 ways to relieve stress.

4 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

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Easy Lunch on the Go: Jamba Juice Fresh Squeezed Juices

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love juices. They are such an awesome way to get in a ton of fruits and vegetables without having to cook and eat a bunch of fruits and vegetables. Fruit and vegetable juices have become my go to for weekday lunches because they are so easy and taste delicious. Recently, I stopped by our local Jamba Juice to try their Fresh Squeezed Juices on my way to a meeting.


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Coconut Horchata and Snacks

I am thrilled to partner with PringlesĀ® to share with you a new product they have released. As always, while this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

With the temperatures constantly struggling to get above freezing here, I am totally dream of summer and the warm temperatures. I’m sure once it arrives I will want a reprieve but for now sunshine and warm breezes sounds wonderful. During spring and summer, we like to make aqua frescas and quick snacks to enjoy on the deck while our dinner cooks on the grill. My favorite is horchata.

Coconut Horchata

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Triple Berry Granola

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Snacks. They are totally my weakness. I am almost always on the go so snacks tend to become my meals and meals never actually happen. I always look for snacks that are easy to carry along with me and taste great. If they have a little crunch and sweetness to them, like this triple berry granola, then the snack is a total winner.

Triple Berry Granola

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