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August 18, 2014

Keeping my Little Dancer Fueled After School with Nestle! #MyGoodLife #CollectiveBias

Keeping my Little Dancer Fueled After School with Nestle! #MyGoodLife #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.



School is officially back in session in my neck of the woods! I now have a 1st grader who spends 7 hours a day learning how to read, write, do math, socialize, and listen to instructions, and I must say she is doing a pretty awesome job! Not only does she spend 5 days a week in school, she also has decided to devote time in her week to learn something that doesn’t come from her school, and that is how to dance. It’s something she is passionate about, loves to do, and is good at, if I do say so myself! Dance class is great, but time consuming, and a lot of hard work for a 6 year old! So It’s my job to make sure my little dancer stays fueled and focused, and thanks to Nestle, I’m doing just that!Continue reading

August 15, 2014

Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe

Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe


My children take their lunch to school every day except for one. That one day a week they are wanting to eat in their cafeteria. I make them take their lunch because the food that their cafeteria serves isn’t really of good quality. I wish that they would serve baked chicken, good quality salads, healthy sandwiches instead of pizza, hamburgers and chicken nuggets.  I can make better lunches that are healthier with Aldi‘s products. So here’s a glimpse into what I made for them today.

Aldi’s lunches help you feed your family good food. 


I decided I wanted to make a sweet and savory Ham and brie on italian bread is a healthy lunch. The best news is that it’s so simple to make. I used Aldi Italian bread, ham slices, brie and raspberry jam. Check out the deliciousness I served my son.

He was happy with this yummy lunch and his friends were jealous! Here’s the sweet and savory Ham Sandwich recipe below.


Sweet and Savory Ham sandwich with Aldi Meals


  • Aldi Italian bread
  • ham
  • raspberry preserves
  • brie cheese


  • On one slice of bread spread raspberry jam. Cut brie and add to the other side of bread. Place ham slices folded over on top of the cheese. Put sandwich together.

Make sure you check out my other Aldi’s lunch posts. I can make easy to prepare lunch ideas using the items I purchase there.  This one came it at just under $2.40 per serving. When you compare that with eating out it is such a bargain! It’s one of the reasons I shop at Aldi’s a lot to feed my family. They have great products and great prices. It makes getting groceries much more affordable. What other wonderful meals do you think you could make from there?



 Try this Easy Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe Now!

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August 14, 2014

4 Cheese Grilled Cheese Easy Recipe

4 Cheese Grilled Cheese Easy Recipe


Now that school is back in session (for us here in TN anyways) I am always looking for great lunches and easy dinners to make for my family during the busy time of the year. Luckily, Aldi’s has got me covered when it comes to a super yummy meal, at a great price! In my family, adults and kids alike love grilled cheese sandwiches! So when we headed to Aldi’s to grocery shop this week, we thought we would try a new twist on a classic grilled cheese recipe and get a little fancy!  Continue reading

July 14, 2014

Making a Family Storm Preparedness Kit Powered by Duracell

Making a Family Storm Preparedness Kit Powered by Duracell



Living in Tennessee I have seen my fair share of all kinds of crazy weather. A few years ago we had a huge flood, and an ice storm. While this was out of the norm for us, there is something that is not, and that is severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. I have been fortunate enough to not have had major damage done to my home. But I have been through long periods of power outages, and with 4 cats and a 6 year old, that can be rough. Trying to keep my daughter calm is my #1 priority during storm season, and so I decided to make her a major part of making a family storm preparedness kit powered by Duracell!  With all the electronics we have having fresh batteries to power them is more important than ever. When it comes to batteries in this house, Duracell are the best! Continue reading

April 10, 2014

Fight Childhood Hunger

Fight Childhood Hunger

This post is written by me on behalf of The Motherhood, ConAgra Foods, and Kroger all opinions are mine.

Did you know that nearly 16 million children in the United States aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. More that one in five children, including more than one in four Latino children, in the US may not know where their next meal is coming from. That is enough children to fill 8,000 playgrounds or nearly 16 million children.

ConAgra Foods finds that unacceptable and has partnered with P&G to help encourage people like yourself to make a difference by buying their products and entering  a code if we all did this 7 million meal could be provided.  Child Hunger Ends Here is a program that anyone can help with.

Do you know what it is like to be truly hungry? Do you know people who are hungry? I saw it first hand and it broke my heart. I used to teach and seeing my students on Monday morning was hard after a weekend with limited food. It was also difficult to send them home on Friday without food. I would buy food for my students and tuck it in their backpacks. I was luck enough to directly impact those children. You can do the same.

The kids that were hungry were tired and not able to complete their work effectively. I used to bring in food on Friday to send home with the children since I knew they would most likely not have a real meal after lunch on Friday. I often think about what I can do to help children who are without the food they need. The greatest gift I could give to those children is a warm meal. This is easily done using the program ConAgra Foods created. You simply buy one of their amazing products and then you enter the code on a website. ConAgra Foods will handle the rest.

I have seen the impact in person. I have been part of this campaign over the years because it makes a difference. You can make a difference.

Buy one or more of these products at Kroger. Look for the Tack.

tack  <—– find this on the products below to participate

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ConAgra Foods

You can see the products on Kroger’s web page  <——-


Once you get your product home click on the Childhood Hunger Website <——— you can enter the code on the top of the box there to help provide meals. I know so easy you didn’t even have to make a mess of your kitchen in the process.

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The best part is you can save money on your favorite products at Kroger. You can get a great deal and provide a meal to a child in need. Here the link to Kroger’s Coupons



Child Hunger Ends NOW with your help! You can make all the difference. Please, participate by entering your codes and sharing this project. You can stay in the “know” by following Child Hunger Ends Now on  Facebook at or follow the news on twitter, instagram at @ChildHungerEnds
March 25, 2014

My Advocare Journey Day 8 Update

I started my Advocare 24 Day Challenge very motivated and ready to take on the challenge to a healthy life, and better me.  I have been unhappy with how I let myself go for quite some time and decided that it is time to make the change.

A few things I have learned VERY quickly:
#1 It is VERY important to plan out your meals.  I know this sounds silly because I am sure most of you super organized type A people already do this.  Well I do not.  When I go grocery shopping I have a few dinners in mind and buy the stuff for those but have no plan on when I am going to cook said dinners.  With this life style change NOT having the meal plans makes life MUCH harder and leaves room for choosing the wrong thing because it is easier.  So PLAN YOUR MEALS!  I am working on this, but if I at least plan my next day’s meals the night before it works out for me.

#2 I need to up my physical activity.  I used to work out like crazy and I stopped.  But I do walk A TON and I thought that walking would be a good way for me to burn calories and can take the place of a work out.  Ya, not so much.  I think my body is so used to the walking that it isn’t phased by it.  I started adding in 20 minutes of Pilates and I felt a difference after just two days.  Oh and one day I took my son to the trampoline center and we bounced for 2 hours, my legs were sore after that so that was a great work out!  I also enjoy biking so I will be adding that in as well at least twice a week.

#3 Putting everything into a baggie for the day makes life A LOT easier.  I am on the go A LOT, I make sure everything for the whole day is in one baggie the night before.  In the morning I am ready for the day.  I bring a few water bottles so I have water to mix anything I need  and also to drink.

#4 YOU HAVE TO EAT.  I am not a morning person so I had a hard time with kick starting my day and getting on the right track with breakfast.  It took me a few days to get into the routine, but I think I have it now.  If I am REALLY not feeling breakfast in the morning I just drink a meal replacement shake.  But usually fruit is my go to breakfast.

The first week was tough, but I am feeling good and I am ready for week two.  Right now I am two pounds down ((Happy Dance)).  I am happy with that and hope I can continue and loose another 2 pounds (or more!) this week!


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