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My New Favorite Travel Essential

This post was sponsored by Gray Away as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

People ask me “What to pack for a short trip.” I inevitably start listing clothes. I now have a new favorite item. I pack my Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer Spray and Gray Away Root Touch-Up Quick Stick. I am not sure how I do not notice that I have stray gray hairs, but for some reason, I am blind until I go on vacation.

I know on vacation you aren’t supposed to care about your hair. I do. I admit it. I am vain when it comes to not having gray hair. I am trying to preserve my looks for as long as possible by eating right 90% of the time, exercising 90% of the days, and sleeping when there isn’t a big sporting event that I have to watch or when my kids decide to sleep all night.

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July 10, 2019

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffins Recipe

Need to cook for a crowd? This Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin Recipe is a lifesaver. This is perfect for making quick breakfast or snack for your family or even for a team or group. I love making this egg mcmuffin recipe because it saves me a lot of time and the eggs are cooked perfectly. These baked eggs in muffin tin can be used in a lot of different breakfast sandwich recipes. One of my family’s favorite recipe for these baked eggs is my Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe which is a great healthy breakfast recipe.

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

egg mcmuffins ingredients

Ingredients:

12 eggs

12 english muffins

1/2 lb of thickly cut ham

1/2 lb of sharp cheddar sliced

salt and pepper to taste

optional tomato or spinach

Here are some muffin pans that you can use:

First make your Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin

Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin Recipe

Here’s how to make Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin

Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray

egg breakfast sandwich

Then crack one egg per muffin opening

egg breakfast sandwich

Preheat the oven to 350 degree

baked eggs

cook in the muffin tin for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven

eggs in oven cooked

Now time to fix your Homemade Egg McMuffins

egg mcmuffins breakfast recipe

Assemble the Egg McMuffins by placing ham, eggs, sharp cheddar on your muffins. You can sprinkle salt and pepper to taste or add sliced tomatoes or some spinach.

You can also add sausage patties for an easy sausage mcmuffin recipe

Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan

Silicone Muffin Pan and Mini Silicone Muffin Pan Set, with Accessories

Wilton 2105-6819 Perfect Results Nonstick 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan

Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Nostalgia BSET300RETRORED Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station

Gourmia GBF470 3 in 1 Breakfast Station

NutriChef Electric Crepe Maker Griddle

The ORIGINAL Crepe Spreader and Spatula Set – 4 Piece

Crepe Maker and Non-Stick 12″ Griddle- Electric Crepe Pan with Spreader and Recipes

Egg Muffins

Also try this Egg Recipes for Kids: Egg Muffins

Start your day with power breakfast. Try this delicious Easy Low Calorie Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Low Calorie Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Our make ahead, freezer friendly sausage, egg, and cheese breakfst burritos recipe is sure to be a quick hit

Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burrito recipe that freezes well!

gluten free muffins

Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins Recipe

easy crepe r

Simple Crepes Recipe

More egg recipes:

How to Make Deviled Eggs
Easy Egg Salad Recipes
Eggs in a Mug
Pickled Eggs
Grown-up Green Eggs and Ham

June 30, 2019

Craziest Travel Tip You Never Thought Of

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tide. The opinions and text are all mine.

Mom! Yes? “I landed in the mud, and all I can see are my knees.” Me, “Not again” in my head. The words that come out are, “Are you okay?” The first thought is, how am I going to get that mud out of your shorts? You know since I packed three bottoms for you for 6 days?”

This should be an uncommon sentence and scenario. You know one you hear “sometimes.” It isn’t however. It is a version of something I hear on every family trip we take. It is as inevitable as breathing air that someone will get so dirty that throwing their stained clothes in their suitcase when we travel will contaminate the rest of their clothes and I will have to wash it all, or worse than that, they will ruin their clothes. You know, because the concept of not wearing more than one outfit a day alludes my fashion forward child.

This scenario, or the one where they miss their mouth while eating ice cream, dinner, breakfast, etc. led me to a money and time-saving travel tip.

I learned a long time ago that doing laundry would be a part of our vacation. I know. You are trying to travel to get away from chores. But I found that doing laundry on vacation save me both time and money.

How?

The first thing I do is have the kids pack light so they can use carry-on bags for travel. Then I am not stuck buying the more expensive tickets or paying for baggage fees which can add up to $50 each child round trip. I am allowed to check one bag free because my husband travels a lot and has “status.” If his status came with someone to clean up after the kids, that would be more appealing. If I had to pay for my bag, I would just do what the kids did and pack a carry-on bag. I could use the same technique as the kids, although it would limit my shoe collection. Also, I make sure I pack some Tide Laundry Detergent for laundry on the go.

You don’t have to bring the whole container you can pack a couple of the Tide PODS Ultra Oxi for your trip because they don’t take up much room. AND right now they’re up to 50% off – lowered from $11.97 to only $5.97 starting on 6/30 at Walmart. That’s $6 savings! It makes dollars (not cents) to get in on this deal. I put them in a small plastic container when we travel. I usually bring one POD per day on vacation since the five of us can create a lot of laundry daily.

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My New Favorite Gluten Free Snack To Practice Mindful Eating

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Every afternoon, I sink into my couch. I close my eyes, and I wonder what I have to do next? My living room floor looked like a camp dorm filled with random bags, shoes, and other people’s clutter. I deciphered that I needed a plan of attack.

I called my kids downstairs. I wrote a list full of chores and expectations. I set the timer, and I began scrolling through the Internet while they found the floor, counters, and the rest of the flat spaces that they covered in the remnants of their experiences.

I knew that was the moment that I needed to practice mindfulness.
I told my kids that would be in the dining room working on my summer learning goal to be more mindful in my actions and they asked if it is like when I say, “Mind your own business!”

It isn’t.

Mindfulness is being aware of what is going on by paying attention and acting with a purpose in the present moment without judgment.

It is actually something you have to practice since we spend so much of our time thinking about what happened in the past and what will happen in the future, we often overlook the present.

I decided I wanted to be present. I was going to practice being in the moment by taking part in a mindful eating practice.

What is that?

It is when you really taste, savor, and enjoy your food. You only pay attention to what you are eating. You focus on the texture, smells, taste, and sensation of what you are eating. It is hard at first, but if you have the right food choice, it is easier.

I chose these Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit varieties since they are easily accessible at Walmart, and their flavorful combinations are perfect for mindful eating.

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Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer by starving or eating tasteless food. You can still lose weight by eating in moderation and choosing the food you eat. Weight Watchers Recipes will help with your weight loss goals while still letting you enjoy great tasting food. If you’re busy and don’t have much time to cook I highly suggest you get a pressure cooker. It makes cooking delicious meals super quick and easy, and by cooking at home, you can save money and make sure that your ingredients are all healthy. To help you plan your meals I listed down my favorite 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes that you can easily prepare at home.

Eat without guilt with these 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

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How to Fix a Straw Hat

Learn How to Fix a Straw Hat

How to Fix a Straw Hat

How do you fix a straw hat?

There are a couple of ways to save your straw hat. I know I really need this post because I frankly ruin my hats. I have kids and they always get crushed. That is why it is so great to know that you can reshape your straw hat.

How to reshape straw hats

The first thing you need to do is get gloves, a heat source that will produce steam. You can use a steamer, iron, or a tea pot. Then you will need towels and something heavy to hold down the hat.

reshape straw hat

Those straw hats can be fixed to its former glory. The way that I reshaped mine was to stuff it with a damp towel. Then I put on my gloves and steamed the hat once it was wet I stretched it and put cans on top of it until it dried.

reshaping straw hats

I have also used this method on how to fix a straw hat You start again with a damp towel and fill the portion of the hat where your head goes. Then you put a damp clothe under the brim of the hat. You then put a towel on top. You turn on the iron on medium heat.

straw hats reshaping
straw hats drying

Then you will need to let the hat dry. Do not attempt to put it on until it is dry. You can also put weighted items on the top of the hat until dried. This is a great way rescue those straw hats.

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