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MoxieJean: Get the Look for Less!

MoxieJean.com - a fabulous upscale resale site that focuses on baby and kid clothes. Click through to receive a coupon code!

Hey guys! We finally experienced a little bit of fall weather here in Mississippi this weekend! However, if you know the deep south at all, you know that the cool temperatures are not yet here to stay. It’s already back in the high 80′s this week! BUT…the glimpse of cool weather did get me excited […]

Broccoli Cornbread Squares

Broccoli Cornbread Squares - Get your fill of broccoli in this mildly sweet broccoli cornbread recipe - comfort food side dish at it's best!

Get your fill of broccoli in this mildly sweet broccoli cornbread recipe – comfort food side dish at it’s best! Have your broccoli and eat it, too!  Oh, wait, that’s not the right saying?  This is a fun recipe that spins from the traditional cheesy cornbread and adds a serving of veggies.  With cottage cheese in the […]

#NaturalDifference: Mountain Trail Cookies + Family Visit to Vicksburg National Military Park

Mountain Trail Cookies - pecans, pretzels, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips...

A brief overview of our visit to Vicksburg National Military Park as part of the “Make a Natural Difference” campaign for The J.M. Smucker Company.  Plus, a delicious cookie recipe to take along with you to your next outdoor adventure! I have cookies for you today!  These cookies are the best, especially if you love […]

Greek Pimento Cheese Spread

Greek Pimento Cheese - a twist on the traditional southern pimento cheese spread, using Greek yogurt and feta!

A healthier, no-mayo twist on the traditional pimento cheese spread.  Greek yogurt and feta cheese are the stars of this show! In celebration of my sweet blogging friend, Nicole (Prevention, RD), and her upcoming addition to her family, a few other bloggers and I are gathering for a virtual baby shower.  Yay!  Happy baby shower day, Nicole!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Roll Ups + Capri Sun’s New CLEAR Bottoms

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Roll Ups

These bite-sized Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Roll Ups are the perfect after-school snack for your tots, paired with the new Capri Sun juice drinks with a clear bottom pouch.  Quick and easy to assemble, your kids can even help you spread the pb&j and roll up the banana.  They will feel good about helping, and you […]

7 Tips for Daily Wellness

7 Tips for Daily Wellness - Run, Pray, Work, Play, Love, Nap, Eat.

Our schedule has been very busy lately with work, traveling, church, soccer and school back in session. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up a healthy lifestyle when you’re juggling so many things. We want to skip our work outs, go to bed late, eat whatever is convenient and make our kids watch a bit more […]

Saturday Seeds: Labor Day, A Book About Boys, A Children’s Book and My New Target Find

Threshold Windham File Cabinet

What did you do for Labor Day weekend?  Growing up in a small town of Michigan, Labor Day weekend was one of the best.  Every year we had a carnival, talent show, parades, fireworks, beauty pageant… you name it!  Such FUN memories! This photo is me and my cousin after one of our Labor Day […]

Apple Pie a la Mode Scones

Apple Pie a la Mode Scones

With caramel bits and white chocolate chips added to the mix, these Apple Pie a la Mode Scones take your taste buds well beyond the filling and the crust!  Start your day right with these scones paired with a cup of Millstone® Coffee House Blend. These are my new favorite scones.  Ben, too.  If I […]

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Slow Cooker Creole Red Beans and Rice

After a little prep and the quick help of Success® White Rice, you can have this Cajun red beans and rice dish slowly cooking in your crock pot, ready for a weeknight dinner for these busy back-to-school days. Every once in a while, I like to try a new dish that is traditional to our new […]

Fresh Peach Chutney

Fresh Peach Chutney - serve over top pork chops or satisfy your beginner's appetite on cheese and crackers.

Fresh peach slices are cooked into a sweet and spicy chutney that you can use to top your favorite pork chop recipe, or satisfy a beginner appetite with cheese, crackers and wine.  Get ready for cooler weather with this fall favorite.  We have had an exciting couple of weeks.  This week was my burrrf-day.  Yay for turning […]

Clek Oobr Booster Seat Review

Clek Oobr Carseat-2

We love the Clek Oobr fullback booster seat because of its safety features, reclining comfort and the overall appeal.  With more than a dozen different colors to choose from, you’re sure to find just the right look that fits your child’s personality AND your car interior!   My 4 1/2 year old is growing like a weed. […]

#LunchWithPlanetBox Giveaway

Join us in our Pinterest contest to celebrate back to school lunches! Win your own PlanetBox! All you have to do is: 1. Re-pin this image and description, 2. Click this image to complete the giveaway widget, 3. Create a Pinterest board titled "Lunch with PlanetBox" and pin images that inspire you to create healthy lunches tagging #LunchWithPlanetBox in the description. Contest ends 8/26/14. Open to US residents only.

 If you are visiting from Pinterest, scroll down to complete the giveaway widget (below the image) for your chance to win!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars: Playdate with Vita Coco Kids #HydrationEducation

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These chocolate chip granola bars come together within 15 minutes, ready for a homemade snack you can share with your kids’ friends. Pair it with Vita Coco Kids naturally fruit-flavored coconut water – and it’s a playdate you can feel great about with no monkey business! I recently hosted a playdate with Judah’s school friends […]

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa “Summer at the Castle” [Birmingham, AL]

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa - Birmingham, Alabama's finest family-friendly hotel!

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is a top notch family-friendly resort located in the beautiful woodlands of Birmingham, Alabama.  This fine hotel embodies royalty with a Scottish accent. Earlier this month, we drove 3 1/2 hours to Birmingham, Alabama to get away for a weekend and finally check out what the vibrant city had to […]

S’mores Coffee Pie

Smores Coffee Pie-2

Graham cracker crust, coffee-infused chocolate ganache and a toasted meringue topping are the three magic layers to this delectable pie!  You could probably charge $9 per slice for one of these pieces of heaven! Apparently, last Sunday was National S’mores Day and I found out about it too late.  I’m so bad at keeping up […]

Roasted Broccoli Chips

Roasted Broccoli Chips

Roast those cuts of broccoli for longer than you may be used to, and find that you’ve just made a healthy crunchy snack even your kids won’t stop eating! Ben was gone this weekend, Friday through Monday, at a PGA golf tournament in Louisville, KY.  It was a fun trip his dad invited him on, […]

No-Bake Cowboy Cookie Energy Balls #NaturalDifference Giveaway

Cowboy Cookie Energy Balls #NaturalDifference

If you love Cowboy Cookies, you will love this no-bake version with no flour and no eggs, and additional healthy ingredients, like natural peanut butter, to turn them into energy balls.   A great snack on the go or for your outdoor trip! Have you taken time to enjoy the outdoors this summer?  It is so […]

Coffee Syrup [Liquid Sugar for Cold Drinks]

Simple Syrup for Iced Coffee (Liquid Sugar)

Mix together sugar and water in a sauce pan to make this simple syrup that will store on your shelf for months.  Use it to sweeten your iced coffee beverage – or any cold drink – instead of table sugar so it blends nicely without needing to dissolve. If you follow me on Instagram, you already […]

Mackinac Island #SensationalMemories + 10 Fudge Recipes From Michigan Bloggers

Ten Fudge Recipes from Michigan Food Bloggers

Today, I’m sharing 10 fudge recipes from Michigan bloggers because the scent of fudge reminds me of a summer trip I took with my family to visit Mackinac Island. Do you have a scent-inspired family vacation memory? Ben often tells me my smelling senses are too strong — It’s true, though! I can smell things […]

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwich

These Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches are a special dessert that really doesn’t take much to prepare.  Cannoli ice cream sandwiched between two pizzelle cookies, and the ice cream is made without an ice cream maker! It’s the last day of National Ice Cream Month, but I’m guessing that’s not going to stop you from eating […]

Flour.Sugar.Eggs. [Nashville, TN]

Flour.Sugar.Eggs - Bakery and Sandwich Shoppe in Nashville, TN

If you find yourself in the Historic Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, TN, you must start your day off right with a coffee and pastry from Flour.Sugar.Eggs.  Are you there later in the day? Then grab a fresh sandwich for lunch or a bite for dinner.  Happy bellies, big smiles, all around. One time when we […]