Avocado Broccoli Slaw

Avocado Broccoli Slaw: Sweet Swaps

This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. When it comes to making better food choices, I admit I follow my taste buds. It is hard to swap out unhealthy ingredients for smarter ones when cooking if it doesn't taste good. In the last few months my husband and I have fallen in love with avocado. It happened slowly, but now we always have some avocados on hand and guacamole in the fridge. It is a great way to add flavor to our food and a wonderful swap for everything from sour cream on our fajitas to cheese on our omelets. So when I … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Eggo Waffles

New Eggo Gluten Free Waffles: Gluten Free and Tasty

My sister in law recently found out that she has a gluten sensitivity and it has led to some interesting conversations and taste testing.  She brought some gluten free cookies to one of our last get togethers and they were terrible to say the least.  We discussed how most of the gluten free foods seem to have a bad taste, a terrible after-taste, or a strange texture.  In some cases all of the above. For these reasons I was very hesitant to try the new Eggo Gluten Free Waffles from Kellogg's.  I can honestly say that they are fabulous.  Great tasting and no after-taste! Eggo sent me a fabulous package including a package of their new Gluten Free Original Waffles, Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles and everything I needed to make some great … [Read More...]

Sanibel FL Gulf of Mexico

Win a Vacation for You and a Busy Mom with Mom Me-Time Sweepstakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Western. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know how rewarding being a parent can be, yet it can also be very stressful and exhausting at times. I've learned just how important it is to make some time for myself. I've had the opportunity to travel a lot for work with my blog, but traveling alone isn't the same and often the trips have very little down time. Last year I got to travel several times with my family, including a week long vacation with our older boys. We made so many amazing memories that I know will last a lifetime. My husband and I also enjoyed two getaways last year after going more than 8 years without any time away that didn't include our kids. We came back … [Read More...]

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Whimsical Nursery Decor from Land of Nod #landofnod

This summer we moved into a new home which was a foreclosure. It needed a lot of work but had good bones. At that time we had given up on our fertility attempts, The room layout was perfect for our family and even allowed an office for my graphic design business. A few weeks later we found out we were pregnant. After the shock wore off we realized our office space would instead become a nursery. Although it's an awkward space with stairs into the basement and a sliding glass door (with amaaaazing light) heading out to the deck, I was determined to make it work. So how do we transform a hideous room with maroon painted paneling into something soft and sweet for our new baby girl? The Land of Nod came to the rescue with their whimsical … [Read More...]