If you're looking to pick up something different from your next book, I highly recommend Born a Crime, a non-fiction collection of stories from Trevor Noah. One of the ladies in my book club selected this for her pick for the month of September. If you aren't familiar (I wasn't), Trevor Noah is currently the host of the Daily Show, a tv show on … [Read more...]

I'm a year-round avid reader but there's just something about a book on the beach that's just blissful. With the sand in my toes and the sound of the ocean, reading a book on the beach is really my favorite summer activity. Do you guys feel the same way? I've already read a few this summer and look forward to reading more. Here's a couple of … [Read more...]

Dads don't want ties. Ever. It's like getting kids socks for Christmas. Sure, dad might need them, but it's hard to be excited about a piece of clothing required for work. Instead, this Father's Day, get dad this book: We Stood Upon Stars by Roger Thompson. Dads crave adventure. You may have heard some tales about crazy campouts or road trips … [Read more...]

This treat is super simple and cute for Easter and Spring! What You Need Marshmallows Rice Krispies Butter Green Icing Chocolate Mini Eggs Steps Make Rice Krispie treat and freeze them for 20 minutes in a cupcake tray Press the treats into a nest-like shape and freeze for two hours Swirl green frosting into the center of the treat Add some mini … [Read more...]

You guys. This is one of the best quiches I have ever had or made! No joke. So I only somewhat recently got into making quiches. It's just such a nice way to toss a bunch of healthy ingredients together and have a filling meal that generally gives you good leftovers for a day or two as well. Today, I'm bringing you a recipe for my fav quiche … [Read more...]

I always forget how much it costs to host a family function. I mean, I know but then I still am amazed when I end up spending $300+ or whatever on a meal for a big family holiday. You guys know what I'm talking about! So I received an email from BJs Wholesale Club about getting all your food for your family's Easter brunch for under $100 and I was … [Read more...]

We have leftover chicken in our house all the time. I love to buy rotisserie chickens at Sam's Club and the grocery store for various recipes but I tend to get stuck in a rut and make the same old, same old. My kids are all about rice and this Saturday Night Special Fried Rice is right up their alley. It just takes prepping by having a couple of … [Read more...]

What's the latest on your tween or teen's favorite reading list? My 13-year-old is an avid reader, which is amazing given that he started elementary school as a reluctant reader. He was a late bloomer but also? Some of those early education reading books bored him! He has an active imagination and like me, he is more intrigued by fantasy, science … [Read more...]

As I continue on my Whole30 this month, I find myself appreciating the overall lifestyle food change towards real food. This is my second Whole30 and overall I've been trying to implement better eating habits for myself and my entire family in the past couple of years. It's a slow change for the better. My kids and husband love fruit and veggies … [Read more...]

Every year, I try and bring a round up of gifts that really thrilled my kids that were under the tree. There's always one or two items I picked up last minute that I didn't think much of that ended up being totally successful and sometimes the toys I think will be the biggest hits are total flops. Here's a few that really stuck out this … [Read more...]