I enjoy decorating and all things home design. My husband is no longer surprised by coming home to a new furniture rearrangement or seeing the things on the walls constantly changing around our home. However, when it came to our master bedroom, I just kind of ignored it. I’m not entirely sure why. I think […]
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Listen. You’re busy. We’re busy. We aren’t here to waste anyone’s time. You need to know what ground beef freezer meals are the BEST and you need them pronto for your busy, hungry, growing family. Pulling from 8 years of food blogging and two cookbooks worth of recipe development, we’ve rounded up what we think […]
This homemade Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. It’s made with REAL ingredients from your pantry and everyone loves it and is amazed that it’s made in a slow cooker. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a fall staple […]
I love how much a great rug can change the look and feel of a space. I recently updated all of the rugs on our living space and wanted to share with you 6 affordable rugs from Amazon I’m loving! Since all of these rugs are on the same floor, I wanted them to have […]
Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Freezer Smoothie Packs ahead of time. Use our 7 different delicious smoothie recipes to start filling your freezer today. Free printable recipes and shopping lists included.
When you grill a pork tenderloin instead of bake it, you still get the flavor and moistness but the bonus is the extra char-crispiness that coats the outside of the tenderloin. Using the 7-6-5 method to grill pork tenderloin is a no-fail method that you’ll come back to over and over again. Before Rachel and […]
After our first trip to Disney World, we learned quite a bit! Here are 35 tips, tricks, and hacks for young families traveling to Disney World. Last May, we went to Disney World as a family for the first time. When asked about our experience, my most common answer was, “Disney was a little bit […]
Traveling with little ones can be challenging. With a little planning ahead though, a long trip with young children can be a lot smoother. Check out our traveling tips, tricks, and activities below! I’ve done my fair share of traveling with young children. Whether it be a mission trip to Jamaica with the family, a […]
These 10 beginner recipes are a perfect place to start for any new cook! We all had to start somewhere. When young gals tell me they have no idea how to cook, my advice to them is, “Take one recipe at a time.” Aside from a few basics I learned from my parents, that is […]
Hint hint: Dad doesn’t want another money clip for Father’s Day. We have a fun and original idea that has already proven to be a great gift: Give him a Bacon Steak Sampler! Even better news: we’ve partnered with Burgers’ Smokehouse to give one away AND to give you *10% off any orders plus free […]
Learn how you can easily roast asparagus in the oven and enjoy a crisp, bright, tender stalk in all its glory. With a few simple ingredients and 8 quick minutes in the oven, you can be serving up one of nature’s healthiest foods to your family all year long. Why Eat Asparagus? This veggie is […]
Winc delivers wines that are curated to your taste and delivered to your doorstep. Perfect for the busy mom who enjoys a glass of wine at the end of the day! Affiliate link included. Opinions are all ours. Picking out wine sometimes feels like shooting in the dark. There are SO MANY OPTIONS. With thousands […]
These healthy, whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are YUMMO. Seriously. Don’t let the whole wheat factor make you think they are going to be compromised. Plus, they are freezer-friendly and an easy breakfast for busy mornings.
For the past few years, I’ve had an ongoing problem. I could never remember gift ideas for ME! I’d constantly see things that I’d think, “Ooh, I’d love that!” And then it would quickly be erased from my mom brain by the next thought. Thankfully, I wised up and started to keep a list on […]
After testing 100s of recipes for the past 1 1/2 years for our forthcoming cookbook, we have narrowed down the Instant Pot cooking times for all sorts of recipes. Here is a rundown on how long to cook fresh and frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Make sure to sign up for our email […]
Making homemade hummus in the blender (or food processor) is easier than you think. The hummus ingredients come together quickly leaving you with a healthier and tastier appetizer than you could find at the store. Why Make Homemade Hummus? Hummus is quite notably a weakness for me. I spend way too much on the store-bought […]
An impressive, yet simple Easter meal for a crowd. Just follow our easy 4 step Easter Menu Plan!
What comes to mind when your children think about Easter? I wish I could say that my kids get excited about the fact that Jesus conquered death and sealed the deal on eternal life through him, buuuut I’m pretty sure my kids think of candy. Then of Easter egg hunts. Then of what will be […]
Last week, I was talking to a friend who had suspicions that one of her children has ADHD. She was overwhelmed and didn’t even know what the first step to take was. My heart was bursting with empathy because, well, I have been in her shoes. I found myself wanting to pour out every bit […]
Last week, Rachel and I had the amazing opportunity to visit Charleston, South Carolina. The primary reason for our travel was to be on site for our cookbook photo shoot. While we had our share of studio time, we also had plenty of opportunity to explore the amazing city. Here’s a rundown on what our […]
Take your grilled cheese game to the next level with our Gourmet Grilled Cheese recipe that has only 4 ingredients. Stuffed with shredded Gruyère and caramelized onions, this melty, flavor-packed, one-of-a-kind grilled cheese will be your new go-to sandwich.
This easy, healthy green smoothie is a tasty way to eat more veggies and fruit, like avocado, mango, and kale. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included.
This Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie recipe comes from our friend, Lauren Smith, author of Taste of Amercia: 50 States, 50 Cookies. We’re thankful she’s sharing this delightful cookie recipe with us today. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Every Valentine’s Day, my grandma would send a box of cookies to each of her grandchildren. It […]
This beautiful, nutritious, and easy purple smoothie really does taste like a Blueberry Muffin. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included!