Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts with STAR Olive Oil Enhanced Flavors

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. I recently discovered my new favorite vegetable.  Ready for it?  Brussels Sprouts!  I know, everyone snarls their nose at me when I tell them that I could literally eat an entire plate, but it's true!  I had never even tried the green vegetable until a few months ago, but once I got a taste of them, through this delicious recipe, I was hooked.  Just in case you haven't discovered the deliciousness of Brussels Sprouts, I'm sharing my recipe for Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts featuring STAR Olive Oil! Over the past few months, I've tried a few deviations from my original recipe just to mix things up a bit since I literally make this vegetable side dish at least … [Read more...]

DIY Teacher Gifts for Christmas featuring Extra Gum – for that Extra Special Teacher w/ Printable

Extra Gum Extra Special Teacher Gifts #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and it's advertiser. #GiveExtraGum #sponsored This is Sophia's first year in Preschool and she's done so well.  She was excited to go which has helped with her success, but I also know that having wonderful teachers makes the biggest impact on a young child.  I am so thankful that she has been blessed with three particular teachers that care for her incredibly, both educationally and personally!  So, with this being Sophia's first year with her own special teachers, I wanted to come up with an extra special gift for each of them, featuring Extra mint gum! When I worked in child care, before I had my own girls, when the kids would bring in special gifts for the Holidays it always … [Read more...]

Giving Creative Gifts this Holiday Season

Making a Christmas List Walgreens Holiday Guide #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #HappyAllTheWay I just wrapped up the SEBG Holiday Gift Guide over the weekend so you'd think that I have all my Holiday Shopping done, right?  Well, I don't.  You see, those that I hold nearest and dearest aka my hubby and the girls are the hardest people to buy for!  I suppose I try too hard to find the perfect gift for them, probably because giving Creative Gifts is definitely one of my strongest love languages. I know a few big gifts that they would love, but our budget just doesn't quite cover those.  The small gifts, but gifts that still mean something, something they'll really love and enjoy, is what I'm on the search for.  In fact, Sophia's … [Read more...]

Cat Bearding Tips [with help from the Fresh Step with Plant Extracts]

Cat Bearding Tips #shop #ClubFreshStep

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. I'm so excited to share with you some of the tips I compiled after trying my own hand at cat bearding!  Thanks to my shopping trip to Sams Club, I was able to pick up some necessary supplies, like the new, more natural formula from Fresh Step, to make my {and my sweet Kitty's} cat bearding experience a much more successful one! Have you heard of cat bearding? I had occasionally stumbled across a few cat bearding pictures on instagram while browsing and thought it looked hilarious. When I decided to try my hand at cat bearding, well, I seriously went and googled “Cat Bearding Tips”. Guess what? Nothing came up!  So, after taking a few good hours to get maybe … [Read more...]

What to Make for Dinner Tonight? I’m sharing our Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Kraft Recipe Makers Sweet and Sour Chicken #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #KraftRecipeMakers Are you like me?  At 3 pm everyday I start asking myself the dreading question... "What am I going to make for dinner tonight?"  I'm good if I sit down and make a weekly menu, but lately I haven't been taking the time to do that.  And with our days getting busier, it's often easy meals that I turn to.  Oh, what am I saying?  I always choose easy meals even on days that we're just hanging out at the house! I've literally found a new product, though, that makes cooking AND grocery shopping easier. When I went shopping for the Kraft Recipe Makers, I honestly wasn't sure what I would find in the box.  Turns out - it has everything you … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Tuna Artichoke Wraps: Healthy Tuna Recipes with Ocean Naturals

Mediterranean Tuna Artichoke Wraps Ocean Naturals #shop

I was inspired to share with you, my husband's healthy tuna recipes and our Mediterranean Tuna Artichoke Wraps because I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. ' I am constantly looking for ways to make my family eat healthier.  Now that our schedules are getting super busy, it's so easy to make the same meals over and over.  One area that our menu definitely lacks is that of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, mainly found in fish dishes.  I admit that I don't cook with fish often because I've never really been a huge fan.  If I eat fish, I really don't want to feel like I am.  So, my sweet hubby put his Chef Hat on and came up with a new recipe a few weeks ago to get our whole family eating tuna.  Turns out, he's … [Read more...]

I’m Joining MasterCard to Stand Up to Cancer #DoGood #MC

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I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric community. I have been compensated to share my experience with you by Collective Bias and their client, Mastercard. I've never been shy about my personal fight with Cancer.  Now that I'm partnering with Mastercard and the Stand Up to Cancer campaign, I'm excited to tell you a bit more about my personal experience with cancer and how I'll never let it hold me back. I was diagnosed with Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, in April of 2009.  Just 5 months after getting married the results of the biopsy came back.  I had cancer.  I was 26, a newlywed, and diagnosed with cancer.  Obviously, the end story is a good one - I had surgery to remove the melanoma and even though I've had countless biopsies since then - I … [Read more...]

My *New* Go-To: Natural, Healthy Meals – Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Frozen Meals

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Frozen Meals #shop

I'm sharing the fact that you can have natural, healthy meals in under 5 minutes from Lean Cuisine Honestly Good because I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #EatHonestly It's no secret that I like everything fast and easy - especially when it comes time to cook!  I do love cooking healthy meals in the kitchen and I mean big meals - the kind that take hours to prepare, but that's only maybe once every 3-4 months.  Because after I do it, I remember why I don't do it very often - the dishes clean up, the food prep clean up.  OY!  It's almost that way every single night too, even with smaller meals.  When I take the time to make my … [Read more...]

Looking for an Easier Way to Bento? Try the new Lunchables Jr

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Because, I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community, I'm. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.  #LunchablesJR If you haven't noticed already, I've been bitten by the bento bug and so has my darling, Sophia!  She asks everyday, even when we're just staying home, if she can have a "special lunch"!?  And I've recently found a way to make bentos even easier with new lunchables and Lunchables Jr from Walmart! Want to hear a confession?  I don't bento everyday. It can get messy and sometimes a bit overwhelming - seriously. And if you've been reading SEBG for any length of time, you know I like things easy, peasy lemon … [Read more...]

Last stages of Potty Training: Teaching Toddlers a Personal Care Routine

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I was inspired to share with you how I'm teaching my daughter a personal care routine as the last stage of potty training in this post sponsored by Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Since Sophia has been potty training for over a year and a half now, we're finally at the last stages.  Yes, she's been potty trained for a long time now, but teaching her a personal care routine so potty trips can be done on her own, at least at home, has been a learning process. Honestly, it's just way easier for me to help her, but isn't that the case with most things that we try teach our child to do independently?  And it's an important concept for her to … [Read more...]

An Easy Meal for My Hardworking Husband

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. To say my husband is an on-the-go, hardworking man is a slight understatement.  Not only does he work hard at his day job - eight to 9 hours a day with a 30 minute drive both ways - when he gets home in the evenings and on the weekends he's at 100% with playing with the girls and helping around the house. In addition, he makes time for keeping himself healthy by exercising daily, pledging time to restore our 1966 Ford Bronco for our family of four to enjoy, and doing husband-ly duties that this Mama just can't handle on her own {mowing the yard, tending the landscaping, and on and on and on...} So, although we … [Read more...]

Spending This Summer Outside… with Snapple!

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. This is our first real Summer that we've spent outside as a Family and we are loving it!  Sophia was born at the end of May in 2010 so that Summer was pretty much spent indoors with a newborn.  The next Summer, Sophia had just turned 1 and I was already pregnant again {what was I thinking!?} so time spent outside was short for the both of us.  Last Summer I had a 6 month old that only wanted to crawl on the grass and a 2 year old that was quite needy - still limited time outside. This year, oh this year, we're making up for the past 3 Summers, that's for sure! We're outside more than we are … [Read more...]