Cooking Up Convenience With Dinner Thyme + $100 Giveaway!

This meal was provided by Dinner Thyme in exchange for an honest review. As always, I only share what I love and appreciate your continued support!

If you know me in person this won’t come as a surprise to you, but cooking is not my thing.

Ok, ok. Now everyone in the “Amen” corner please settle down. LOL. 

In all seriousness, I don’t enjoy cooking. I don’t even enjoy grocery shopping. In fact, I despise it. And while my husband will graciously eat all of my meals (let’s face it, the man has to eat something), there are only a handful of dishes that I feel I really knock out of the park.

In addition to my general disdain for the whole process, there’s this thing called time that no one ever has enough of. Evenings are especially challenging with my husband’s work schedule, church activities, getting the girls to bed on time (HA!), etc, but we have to eat!

We don’t want to fall in to the quick but unhealthy fast food routine, so we decided to give Dinner Thyme a try!

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A Guilt-Free Treat with VitaTops™ MuffinTops


It’s official. Spring has sprung!

This means beautiful blooms, allergy attacks, unpredictable weather, baseball season (Go Giants!!), and of course, the yearly race to get swimsuit ready. 

Did anyone else kinda cringe a bit at that last one?

Ugh.

I’m not thrilled with where my body is these days, but If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve been trying my best to remain consistent in my workouts. Not just for pool days, but to establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle in general and set a good example for my girls.

One area that is a struggle for me is snack-time. I want something easy, quick AND delicious, and I usually have a craving for something sweet. ‘Healthy’ isn’t always the first requirement, when I’m scrambling for something at the last minute, but I’ve finally found a great option with VitaTops™ MuffinTops!

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How to Make a “Piece Offering” with EDWARDS® Pie

Peace: a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from strife.

It’s safe to say that there’s a lot of unrest surrounding us these days. Whether it be differing political views, racial tension, debates over hot topics, or even controversy in movies, peace is not the easiest to come by. 

While I have my views and opinions regarding all of the above, there is one place that peace matters the most to me.

That is inside my home.

It isn’t always easy to keep the peace at home, especially when our children are being disruptive and disobedient, or when my husband and I don’t see eye-to-eye. But as we learned over the weekend, something as simple as a slice of pie can help bring you back together again.

This is where EDWARDS® pies come in.

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The Power of Purple: Smoothie Time!

Our family has found itself in a bit of a rut lately when it comes to healthy mealtime habits. We tend to have the same things over and over again, which gets very boring after a while. Plus, we have a couple of pretty selective eaters on our hands, including a 2 yo who will only eat foods that start with c and end with arb. Hahaha.

I’ve been trying to make simple changes to benefit us all and our overall health goals, so in honor of this being American Heart Month we’ve been amping up our intake of purple!

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PB & J Waffle Sandwich

As I mentioned in my previous post, we’ve been enjoying a lengthy Christmas break around here. This is my first year having a school-aged child, and with my pre-kindergartner returning to class soon I’m preparing to get us back into the swing of things. 

I pack my daughter’s  lunch every day, and to be honest I’m usually at a loss for new inspiration. However, thanks to Smucker’s Fruit Spreads and Jif Peanut Butter Spreads, I’m putting a new (and simple) twist on the classic PB & J sandwich!

Who’s ready for peanut butter jelly time?!! Hahahaha! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. ;))

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