August 19, 2019

Baked Tornado Potatoes

 It's National Potato Day!

To celebrate I am sharing a new recipe for a fair inspired dish.
Potato Tornadoes are one of my favorite fried fair foods so I decided today to make a healthier, flavor packed, baked in the oven version. You are going to love this simple side dish!
Happy National Potato Day!
 If you are a carb lover like me then you are going to love all the recipes we are sharing today.
Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for organizing this event! 
Scroll down to see all the participating bloggers' recipes.
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August 18, 2019

Slimy Yet Satisfying Dirt and Worms Sundae | Inspired by The Lion King

Let the kinds make these fun Dirt and Worms Sundaes inspired by Disney's The Lion King. In the words of Pumba and Timon these ice cream sundaes are slimy...yet satisfying! 
 We loved seeing the new live action version of Disney's The Lion King last month at our favorite local theater, Alamo Drafthouse. They even had a family party before the show with animals from the zoo and safari along with crafts inspired by the movie. 
 Goats, snakes, and hedgehogs, oh my!
 King {and queen} crowns made by my crafty kiddos!
Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze

It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!

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August 13, 2019

60+ Back to School Lunch Box Recipe Ideas

 It's back to school week and you know what that means: time for school lunches!
I am always on the look out for new and fun kid approved recipes for my daughter's lunchbox, so today I have put together over 60 Back to School Lunch Box Recipe Ideas for me - and you too - to use all school year long! 
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August 8, 2019

I Spy Road Trip Scavenger Hunt | Free Printable!

We still have a month or so of summer left and we are savouring every minute of it!
My family and I love to travel and since we live in the middle of nowhere {Army life!}, we take a lot of road trips. Keeping kids entertained and {relatively} quiet during a road trip is quite a task so I created this printable Road Trip Scavenger Hunt to make car rides fun during family trips. 
 
Scroll down for the link to download the file and print for free!
Enjoy your summer travels and have fun!
We can't forget our pup. He likes road trips too!
Remember the family that travels together, has the most fun together. 
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August 2, 2019

Apple Slice Donuts #BackToSchoolTreats

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Today I am sharing these colorful Apple Slice Donuts for my last post on #BacktoSchoolTreats Week. These "donuts" are really apple slices topped with cream cheese and sprinkles. They are a fun, healthy snack to make with your kiddos for an after school treat.
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine.
Be sure to enter the giveaway below!
This was such a blast to make with my girls. 
They are a tasty after school snack or even school party treat!
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August 1, 2019

Breakfast Banana Splits with Homemade Peanut Butter Granola #BackToSchoolTreats

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Banana Splits aren't just for dessert anymore! This tasty twist called Breakfast Banana Splits features yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit, and nuts all on top of a sliced banana!
 Breakfast of champions, indeed!
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine.
Be sure to enter the giveaway below!

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July 29, 2019

Caramel Apple Iced Tea #BackToSchoolTreats

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
I don't know about y'all but I am ready for FALL!
The kids go back to school, the temperature drops, and the fall drinks are ready for sippin! 
This Caramel Apple Iced Tea will get you ready for fall and can be made in minutes. In fact, it is so good you'll want to drink it year round.
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! 

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July 27, 2019

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen Destin, FL Dining Review

Well, I guess it's official. Sadly my birthday celebrations are over.

 In our family we don't just celebrate the day we were born. We celebrate the whole month ...and boy was it fun! Last month we were lucky enough to travel home to the Florida panhandle to see my parents and enjoy some much needed beach and pool time. And being the foodie that I am, I had to check out the new restaurant in town that everyone is talking about. So for my birthday lunch my family and I dined at the brand spankin' new Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Destin. It is located in my favorite outdoor mall, Destin Commons and is hands down one of the most inviting and prettiest restaurants in the city! 
This is the third PDFK location I have had the pleasure of dining at, along with The Lady and Sons in Savannah. Each offers different specials and events but they all serve Paula's signature dishes like Southern Fried Chicken, Georgia Fried Catfish, and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.

Scroll down to see what we ordered and our favorite dishes and tips!

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July 25, 2019

Pioneer Woman Dessert Birthday Party

Last month I celebrated my 36th trip around the sun. Since I was visiting my parents in Florida, I decided to have a simple dessert party at their home. Of course, I had to have a theme b/c I just can't have a plain ol' party! So I decided I would have a party inspired by my favorite fellow blogger and foodie, Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman
Lucky for me I own tons a lot of Pioneer Woman decor, mostly from Walmart, and I was brimming with fun ideas for my upcoming country chic style shindig. 
Even better,  Walmart now carries Pioneer Woman PARTY SUPPLIES! Seriously y'all I just about lost my mind when I first saw this display and had to reign myself in! But I did have to buy all the Charlie dog decorations, like balloons and candles, b/c it always reminds me of my sweet beagle boy Charlie.
Creme Brulee, Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu, oh my!
I had to add custom Pioneer Woman cookies too.
Scroll down for the menu and details, including a few adorable handmade items from 
Etsy shops I love. 
Be sure to enter the giveaway too!
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July 22, 2019

Adams Flea and Tick | Blueberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

This post is sponsored by Adams Flea and Tick. All opinions are my own.
Today I am sharing something very special to me: my pup Dylan. I have been his Dog Mom for 12 years now and he is seriously the sweetest dog! This summer in Missouri is going to be a hot one and I have to be sure to take care of my boy. Adam's Flea and Tick products from Walmart are my go to items to keep Dylan and our home pest free all year long. 
Check out all the Adams Flea and Tick products online here 
then stop by your nearest Walmart to pick up a few for your pet.
I'm sharing my favorite items from the Adams Flea and Tick line below along with a frozen dog treat recipe my pup and yours will love to snack on during the hot summer months!
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July 19, 2019

115+ Delicious Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

It's National Ice Cream Day this Sunday and what better time to share the VERY BEST ice cream recipes with y'all, right?! I have collected over 115 Delicious and Easy to Make Ice Cream Recipes below and every single one is worth trying out this summer! I even added a few for winter {snow ice cream anyone?}! 
Scroll down and check them out then comment below and let me know your favorites!
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July 16, 2019

The BEST Disney Themed Gift Ideas on Amazon

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Last month was my birthday and I was lucky to be given some awesome Disney gifts from my family and friends. I have worked with Disney on my blog many times and try to visit next Disney World every year. My next trip is in September and I know all my new Disney swag is going to be put to good use before and during the trip! 
We are a Disney loving family and love wearing matching Disney shirts! 
Check out some of my top Disney pics below.
Can't wait for our next family trip to Disney World!
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July 12, 2019

Ultimate Unicorn Milkshakes #SummerDessertWeek

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
 
 Today I am sharing my last recipe for #SummerDessertWeek: Ultimate Unicorn Milkshakes!
These colorful drinks are the ultimate cool treat to enjoy this summer! They are truly a sight to see and so fun to make!

Making unicorn milkshakes was such a blast with my girls. This easy recipe is ideal for letting the kids help out in the kitchen. My girls loved blending up our shake, decorating the glass, and adding toppings....almost as much as they loved eating it all!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
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July 11, 2019

Chocolate Lovers Mississippi Mud Pie #SummerDessertWeek

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
Mississippi Mud Pie is a Southern favorite that I have enjoyed many, many times over the years. Honestly, each time I order it in a restaurant it is different. It is a rich fudge chocolate pie but sometimes it also has marshmallows or nuts added. Some people add a layer of whipped cream on top. Some make a pudding layer in the middle. I like my pie simple- CHOCOLATE.
Extra chocolate - in the crust, in the filling, and in the ganache on top. Serve it with a side of vanilla ice cream and you have a Chocolate Lovers dream dessert!
Why is it called Mississippi Mud Pie?
As Dolly Parton explained this dessert gets it name from the way the Mississippi River mud looks on the hot, dry summer days. That mud may not be appealing but this gooey, rich pie sure is!
Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
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