The Gift of Stitch Fix – November Review & A HUGE Giveaway

$1000 Stitch Fix Gift Card GiveawayYou read that correctly!  I’ve joined together with some of my favorite bloggers to promote Stitch Fix Gift Cards and give you the opportunity to have a very stylish holiday season with a $1000 Stitch Fix Gift Card! So exciting!  If you’re not sure what Stitch Fix is check out my post on How to Get the Most Out of Stitch Fix where I explain how it works.

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Tips & Ideas to Prep for Guests

I definitely inherited the hospitality gene from my grandmother and I LOVE to have guests come stay at our home.  Whether you can’t wait for your guests to arrive or breakout in hives at the thought, here are a couple of tips & ideas to make guests feel welcome in your home.Tips & Ideas to prep for guests

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My Top 5 Canker Sore Remedies

Top 5 Canker Sore Remedies

I’ve had canker sores or mouth ulcers since I was in 2nd grade.  I remember visiting the nurse and she would have me swish with a capful of 1/2 water 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. Yuck!  Since then I’ve tried a variety of canker sore remedies including alum, salt, sauerkraut juice and who knows what else.  Today, I’m sharing the canker sore remedies that actually work for me.

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Blue Apron Review- A Busy Mom’s Opinion

I love to cook and plan meals.  After seeing many ads for Blue Apron I was intrigued about the fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service but still not sold.  I do my own menu planning (See my Weekly Menus Here) so I wasn’t sure how the service would fit into my planning.  Finally one of my friends sold me on the idea of giving it a try and gave me a coupon for $30 Off my 1st Order. So I worked it into my menu plan and gave it a try.  Blue Apron Review- A Busy Mom's Opinon Continue reading “Blue Apron Review- A Busy Mom’s Opinion”

Pantry Meals- Meal Ideas When “There’s Nothing to Eat”

One of the things I really enjoy about cooking is that you can literally take a few ingredients and make something out of nothing.  Whisk together an egg, oil, flour & milk and you’ve got pancakes or even a cake.  It’s almost like magic.  I always feel like a super hero when I’m able to whip up a meal after my husband looks in the pantry and declares “There’s Nothing to Eat”.Pantry Meals

It’s the end of the week which means our pantry and fridge are pretty bare.  It’s almost embarrassing, but in hopes of inspiring you to save money and find something to eat at home I’m taking you inside my almost empty pantry & fridge and showing you some meal ideas you can make when “there’s nothing to eat.” Continue reading “Pantry Meals- Meal Ideas When “There’s Nothing to Eat””

Stitch Fix Men- My Husband’s First Fix!

When my favorite styling service, Stitch Fix, announced they are now offering Stitch Fix Men I knew I had to schedule a fix for my husband! And yes, I got him to model his fix!  Read all the way down to see what he received.

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Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products

Why I No Longer Go To The Gym & Favorite Beachbody Products

For many years I was a member of a gym, like ever since high school.  And while I’ve always known the importance of exercising and staying fit, going to the gym wasn’t something I particularly enjoyed doing.  As a wife and now mom there are just so many other things (laundry, meal planninggrocery shopping, etc.) that need to get done.  My husband on the other hand could spend hours at the gym.  He loves to workout.  Our approaches to the gym were very different.  I wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible. Before we had B, spending an entire Saturday morning at the gym was his idea of a good time, not mine.  I would anxiously watch the clock and think about all the things I needed to get done before I could do some actual weekend relaxing.  It happened to work out perfectly that I was 8 months pregnant when we moved and talked about switching gyms. One of the things we wanted in a new house was a “home gym”- among other things.  Luckily, we were able to find a home that met those needs.  I prefer working out first thing in the morning so I get it done and over with.  Otherwise, I’m tired by the end of the day and full of excuses.  With a new baby and an area to workout in at home I told my husband that I didn’t need a gym membership anymore- I think I’m going to try one of those Beachbody programs from the infomercials.  You know the ones you get sucked into watching. Whoever produces those does such a great job! I mean why do they draw you in so much? Continue reading “Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products”

Tip Tuesday | Tip #39

Tip #39- Write your grocery list in the order of the store aisles

My husband is not allowed to write on my grocery list. The reason:  I write my grocery list out in the order of the aisles I go down.  This way I’m not jumping from aisle to aisle for things.  I also don’t have to use a pen to mark off items.  Instead I just fold my list as I go to “mark” the items I’ve gotten.  Check out my post on The Easiest Way to Grocery Shop for more grocery shopping tips.

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October Stitch Fix Review – A Fall Fix

After seeing all the cute fall items my favorite bloggers received I decided I needed a Fall fix of my own.October Stitch Fix Review
You may have caught my Unboxing Video and got a peek at the items that Rachel picked out for me. My only request was a plaid top I saw in another blogger’s fix and a puffy vest. And while they didn’t have the plaid top I wanted, I thought Rachel did a great job finding something just as cute! Continue reading “October Stitch Fix Review – A Fall Fix”

Quick & Easy Healthy Meals from HEB Meal Simple

HEB Meal Simple

*I was compensated by HEB to promote their Meal Simple meals. I only write about products and services I love and therefore all opinions are my own honest opinion.

I am so excited to give HEB’s Meal Simple a try. If you follow my Weekly Menu you know we’ve got quite the busy schedule with B’s baseball and soccer practices and games. You may have even read my post about our favorite On The Go Meals. Yes, I sometimes cook and pack up our dinner to eat on the way home from a practice or game. My mom says I’m so much like my grandmother in that way 🙂 I do remember going on trips with my grandparents and Nanny would pack us sandwiches to eat on the way. I even remember one time when my grandparents came to watch me perform in college as a Rangerette and brought sandwiches for the ride home:) Also, much like my grandparents we eat dinner at 6:00. So by the time a 6:00 baseball game ends I’m about ready to eat my arm off. That’s why I’ve started packing dinners for us to eat on the way home so we don’t reach for junk food. The Meal Simple meals from HEB are going to make eating healthy on the go that much easier. Continue reading “Quick & Easy Healthy Meals from HEB Meal Simple”