Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread

I feel like I've been stuck in a DIY rut for awhile so I am super excited to share this quick and delicious cinnamon chip banana bread recipe with you!  Now that the master closet is complete, I am breathing easy and enjoying planning my next home destruction project (I already know what's next, I'm just trying to put it off a little longer!); but in the meantime I am full time mom-ming it and … [Read more...]

Vanilla Protein Iced Chai Latte

The one thing that is a necessity to start my day is a morning chai latte.  My habit is so obnoxious that I actually travel with baggies full of my own mix so that if I've got access to hot water, I've got access to my chai.  It's a problem, but I don't see it stopping anytime soon! During this crazy hot summer I have been enjoying more and more iced chai lattes, so I thought that I would … [Read more...]

Frozen Lemonade

Thanks to my favorite fast food chain, frozen lemonade has quickly become one of my favorite ways to treat myself.  Although not very diet friendly, the frozen lemonade is cool, tart and refreshing and goes hand in hand with summer.  Whipping them up at home is super quick and makes it dangerously easy to enjoy one whenever you want! Is anyone else obsessed with Chick-fil-A the way that my … [Read more...]

Healthy Patriotic Popsicles

The 4th of July is hands down my favorite holiday and this year is extra special since my hubby will just be returning from yet another deployment.  The two of us will have a couple of days together before heading out to Colorado to pick up the kids from their summer vacation.  We've got it planned out to arrive on the 4th and be able to enjoy the holiday with them and I can't wait to make and … [Read more...]

“Hard” Orange Soda Ice Cream

Have y'all seen the specialty "hard" sodas that are being offered lately?  They are adult beverages containing alcohol and it seems to have all started with root beer, but now there is cherry soda, ginger ale and orange creme flavors as well.  With summer just around the corner and the heat rising, homemade ice cream has been on my mind, and what better way to change it up a bit than by using one … [Read more...]

Starting my day off on the right foot for total wellness – Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Total wellness is such an important factor in my life.  I love to work out and keep as healthy as I can while still managing to eat the foods that I obsess over (hello, pizza!).  And because the foods that I truly adore aren't always chock full of the nutrients and vitamins that I need to keep … [Read more...]

Adorable Easter egg basket cupcakes!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. My kiddos and I have been loving the opportunity to spend some quality time together in the kitchen lately, and this week was no exception.  Getting in the mood to celebrate Easter, we decided to whip up some Easter egg basket cupcakes.  So easy, with a big impact!  With the … [Read more...]

Cookies and Cream Starbucks® Hot Cocoa at Home

This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. There is nothing like a steaming mug of hot cocoa to make you feel warm and cozy in the winter months.  It is one of those tastes that can transport you back to your childhood, thinking of happy snow days and the treat that … [Read more...]

Kid’s Artwork Brownies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company.  The opinions and text are all mine. I've been on a brownie kick as of late.  You might remember my gameday playbook brownies that I shared a couple of weeks ago, and when I was stocking up on supplies for those (and some upcoming cupcakes!) at Walmart, I of course grabbed some extras. My six year old saw … [Read more...]

Perfect Game Day Food – Buffalo Chicken Rolls

My name is Kristen and I am addicted to buffalo wing sauce. I could eat pretty much anything as long as I had some buffalo wing sauce to dip it in.  I am obsessed with it.  Doesn't matter if it is pizza, cauliflower or cheese sticks, I am dunking it in wing sauce.  Scrambled eggs, turkey sandwich or french fries?  Yep, it too will be devoured with wing sauce.  I just love it.  So when the hubs … [Read more...]

Celebrating “Galentine’s Day” with M&M’s® Strawberry Blondies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSweetness #CollectiveBias Growing up I was always sorely disappointed when Valentine's Day rolled around and I felt the crushing loneliness that only teenage hormones can bring on when you don't have "someone special" to celebrate with.  There was always pressure (I'm sure most of it … [Read more...]

Easiest Ever 10 Minute Broccoli Beef (and a Giveaway!)

This post was sponsored by Blue Dragon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Having grown up in small town America my whole life I have kind of missed out on that whole "takeout" experience.  The closest that I get is to order a pizza from the local joint, but sometimes you just get a craving for an amazing meal … [Read more...]