Mediterranean Turkey Sub {recipe}

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Oscar Mayer and One2One Network.

Now that baseball season is in full swing I’ve turned to dinner options that are quick, filling, nutritious and full of flavor.  Lucky for me, Oscar Mayer introduced Deli Fresh BOLD flavors lunch meats in March. Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meats contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and are gluten free! I’m a huge fan of the simplified ingredient list and bold, spicy flavors. The sliced meats are freshness sealed, and at least 97 percent fat free.   So, I can serve my large family sandwiches for dinner without guilt!

Here’s my Mediterranean Turkey Sub Recipe, which you really have to try.  The flavors are delicious.  Nothing in the sandwich is over powering, all the flavors compliment each other, yet the flavors are bold enough to make the sandwich dinner worthy. {smiling}  This is not just and sandwich, y’all!  The best part is that it’s easy peasy, and pretty darn healthy to boot!

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Mediterranean Turkey Sub Recipe

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TIP:  The first thing you’ll want to do before my making this recipe is to pick your Oscar Mayer Deli FRESH Bold Meat.  I used Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, but the sandwich would be equally delicious with either of these flavors including:  Cajun Style Turkey Breast or Chipotle Season Chicken Breast.  {{they also carry Maple Honey Ham}}

Mediterranean Turkey Sub Ingredients

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      • Deli Fresh Bold Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast
      • Deli Buns or French Sliced Rolls
      • Basil Pesto
      • Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
      • Fire Roasted Red Peppers (sliced)
      • Deli sliced golden Greek peperoncini’s
      • Green Olives
      • Lettuce

Directions {step-by-step}

Note:  Make one sandwich or many.  If you are feeding a large family or group, I’d recommend lining up your sandwiches and putting them together like an assembly line. 


Step 1:  Open and spread pesto on bottom of bun or roll.


Step 2:  Cut tomatoes in half and then layer vegetables on bun or roll.  If you don’t want to use cherry tomatoes (I like the flavor), just use regular tomato slices.


Step 3:  Fold Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Bold Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast slices in half and layer over the vegetables.  Fold the top of bun or roll over the turkey and garnish with olives.  ENJOY!

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy {free printables}

Spring Cleaning can be a whole lot easier when it’s organized.  And pretty.  {smiling}  If you are you looking for a way to streamline your spring cleaning, and figure out what the heck you should be cleaning with a checklist, this FREE system is for you.   I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to bring you more organization helps each month!!!

spring cleaning checklist

This month, with the help of Tricia Rennea {Tricia designed the printables}, I decided to take spring cleaning to a whole new level.  Now I have system to spring clean that not only works, it looks gorgeous too.  The 4 page system includes a calendar page with the month at a glance with a place for notes, a page to plan a week at a time with each day accounted for, a spring cleaning checklist that is blank so you can fill in items to be completed, and a page which includes bulleted items to be completed broken down by room in the house. {fabulous}

Spring Cleaning Printables

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  • Calendar page including the month at a glance with a place for notes
  • a page to plan a week at a time with each day accounted for
  •  a spring cleaning checklist that is blank so you can fill in items to be completed
  • and a page which includes bulleted items to be completed broken down by room in the house.

April Calendar (200){click on links to download}

Spring Cleaning Printables (300)

These adorable Menu Planning Printables were designed by Tricia Rennea.  She can design just about anything, so if you ever need printables, she’s your gal!

  • Print onto regular printer paper.
  • Slip into page protectors and place in a binder to help stay organized!
  • I’d recommend printing extras so that you have lots of extras on hand.

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20 Cool Hairstyles for Women & Girls and How to Do Them {hair tutorials}

How to do cool hairstyles that are easy but look fabulous are a must this season.   These braid, bun and fun hairstyle tutorials, including How to Fishtail Braid, how to french braid, how to make a heart braid, how to make a 4 strand braid, how to do a side bun, Sea Shell Flip Bun, How to do a Braided Sock Bun,  How to do an Upside-down Braid Into-a-Bun, How to Make a Staircase bun/braid,  How to make a Twistie Bun and more, range from easy to a bit difficult, but all are worth learning as they look fabulous in the hair!

Braid Tutorial

who to do a rope braid

1.  How to Make a Rope Braid –  How to Make a Rope Braid that doesn’t fall out or unravel just takes the right technique and twisting.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll have some beautiful twists or rope braids in a matter of minutes!  I just love how this looks, and I especially hove how the hair looks after it’s been in these twists after a few hours and is taken out.  Lovely.

 Heart Braid

2.  How to Make a Heart Braid - How to Make a Heart Braid is easier than you may think.   I think this is my favorite braid ever, and it’s EASY.

dutch princess braid

3.  Dutch Princess Braid - How to Make a Dutch Princess Braid  is a fun hair style for those that like pretty feminine braids that don’t take a lot of effort and leave some of the hair unbraided and flowing.  A dutch braid is like a french braid, but it looks more bulky (in a good way) since the braid is inverted.

Katniss Braid

4.  How to Make a Katniss Braid - How to Make a Katniss Braid is a bit harder to do on yourself than others, but still do-able.   It’s all the rage this season thanks to The Hunger Games!

4 Strand Braid

5.  How to Make a 4-Strand Braid - How to Make a 4 Strand Braid is a twist on a regular braid.  It looks super cool, but it’s hard and takes a lot of practice.  The practice will pay off though because everywhere you go you’ll get a compliment.   Remember, keep practicing and eventually you’ll get it!

 Waterfall Braid

6.  How to Make a Waterfall Braid - How to Make a Waterfall Braid is just like a french braid but with a dropped piece that makes the braid look like a waterfall, which is really cool.  It’s super easy to do but it looks like it took a long time so it has lots of wow factor.   The waterfall braid is one of my new favorites!

Snake Braid

7.  How to Make a Snake Braid –  How to Make a Snake Braid is easier than you may think.  Watch the video and see just how easy!

French Braid

8.  How to Make a French Braid - How to Make a French Braid takes a little practice.   French braids are super common, but many people have no idea how to do them.  See how easy it is?

Dutch Braid

9.  How to Make a Dutch Braid – How to Make a Dutch Braid is similar to making a French braid.   The braid is on the outside, rather than the inside.  Practice makes perfect!

How to Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid

10.  How to Make a Fishtail Braid - How to Make a Fish Tail Braid is easier than it looks.  It takes only two strands of hair and crossing hair over each other.

French Fish Tail Braid

11.  How to Make a French Fish Tail Braid - How to Make a French Fish Tail Braid takes a little coordination and looks beautiful.  The video will show you how.

braid without a pony holder

12.  Braid Without a Pony Holder - How to Make a Braid without a Pony Holdersometimes also referred to as an Organic Braid, is a braid that doesn’t use a pony holder to secure the braid at the end.  It’s a great braid to use to secure your hair when you want it out of your way for any reason, especially if you don’t have a brush because you want your hair messy to start.  It helps the braid stay in.

Pony Tail Tutorials

braid in pony tail

13.  Braid in a Pony Holder - How to Make a Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle is a fun hair style for those that love a pony tail, like braids, and don’t want to spend a ton of time on their hair.   This tutorial also utilizes the  Wrap Around Pony Tail to a more polished look.

wrap around pony tail

14.  Wrap Around Pony Tail - How to Make a Wrap Around Pony Tail is super easy and makes a nice finish to a pony tail.

Up-Do & Bun Tutorials

easy side bun

15.  How to Make an Easy Side Bun –  How to Make an Easy Side Bun actually works best if you haven’t brushed your hair so it’s not super slippery.  It’s meant to look a bit sloppy, so the effect you are going for is NOT sleek and perfect. We love how it looks with a bow.

upside down braid into bun

16.  How to Do an Upside-Down Braid Into a Bun {hair tutorial} -How to Do an Upside-Down Braid into a Bun is my absolute favorite Up-Do style for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter started doing this style on herself this spring and then tried it on me this week and I’m hooked.  If you know how to french braid, you’ll be able to do this style with ease, if not, here’s a video tutorial (you just have to do it upside down).  It just takes 3 steps and you have a gorgeous up-do that’s not fussy and lasts all day.

How to Make a "Twisty" Bun {hair tutorial}

17.  How to Make a “Twisty” Bun {hair tutorial} - How to Make a “Twisty” Bun is one of my favorite Up-Do styles for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter does this style for me and it never fails to draw tons of compliments.    The undo is perfect for the summer because it gets your hair up and off your neck so you’ll stay cool, and it also looks really pretty.  I just love that this “twisty” bun can be dressed up or down.  It’s super simple to do, too!

sea shell flip bun

18.  How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun {hair tutorial} –  How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun is a great Up-Do styles for the summer because it looks so summery.  The silhouette actually looks like a sea shell and of all the updo’s my daughter does for me, I have worn this one the most. It can easily go from casual to formal, and that’s one of the things I love most about it.  Here’s how to make a Sea Shell Flip bun, with a video tutorial for making a princess lace braid in case you don’t know how.  You can also make this braid without the braid and it looks lovely.

staircase bun/braid

19.  How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid {hair tutorial} - How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid is a fun Up-Do style for the summer, and I can almost guarantee you won’t find anyone else with the same hair that day.  This hairstyle requires a dutch braid on a diagonal so it’s a bit difficult to do it on yourself.  If you have a friend or daughter that loves to do hair, I’d get their help with this one!

braided sock bun

20.  How to Make a Braided Sock Bun {hair tutorial} - How to Make a Braided Sock Bun is the most time consuming of my top Up-Do styles for the summer.  It’s easy to do, but takes a bit of time because it requires a few small braids within the bun and those will take a few minutes.  The pictures don’t really show how pretty the braids are within the bun.  They really pop and add dimension to the hair do that is unexpected and super pretty.  I just love the braided sock bun up-do!

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Bisco Gets a Treat!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s been three and a half years since Bisco became a part of our family.  I always used to scoff at people who talked about their dogs as if they were family members.  And now those same people can laugh at me, because Bisco is a HUGE part of our family.


My kids learned that persistence pays off because after two years of sweetly asking me for a dog, I caved.  Jeff and I chose him out of his litter when he was only 6 weeks old.  He was such a sweet little thing.  He looked like a little ball of coal, and unlike his sisters who couldn’t stop wiggling, Bisco was perfectly calm.  Even though we went to the breeders with the intent to buy a girl, his natural disposition won Jeff and me over.


Bisco also learned that persistence also pays off because last year I suddenly realized that I’ve made him FAT.  My secret of feeding him treats when no one was looking suddenly didn’t look like such a secret anymore.    I’ve had him on a diet for awhile, but I can hardly stand it.  My poor, sweet, lovable guy deserves treats occasionally, so I bought him some.


And he loved the EverPet Wavy Bacon Dog Treats MORE that should be legal.


He “shook” for them.  He jumped for them.  I do believe he would have done ANYTHING for them.  You can purchase EverPet treats at Dollar General, too!

EverPet Doggy Treats at Dollar General

Here’s what I bought Bisco at Dollar General.  They have a large selection to choose from!

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I’m off to treat Bisco for being so good.  I can’t help myself.

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Connections Happen When We #ShareTheTable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.

I’m a firm believe that dinner time is family time.  It’s important for everyone to gather around the table and eat together.   Other activities can wait, or dinner time can be worked around them.  As my children have gotten older, it’s gotten a little bit harder to ensure that we are always home for dinner, but it’s not impossible.  Eating together as a family allows for connections to be made, and I’ve seen it time and time again over the years.

Barilla thinks that connections are made when we #ShareTheTable, too.  In fact, they are so passionate about it, they are urging us to do this more often and partnered with Feeding America to help those in need.  


Barilla’s Share The Table® Initiative


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Barilla wants to inspire, empower and support all families to share more meaningful meals together.

Feeding America is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks, and Barilla supports that goal.  

Together, with our help, they can do amazing things.

Here’s how to get involved!


1.  Gather round the table as a family.

2.  Get clicky.  Take pictures of your family making connections!

3.  Share your picture or “Fammie” on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using hashtag #ShareTheTable.

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Barilla will help provide the monetary equivalent of ten meals to Feeding America, up to one million meals.  You have through  4/30/14 to get clicky!  {{smiling}}

Here’s a few factoids in case you aren’t convinced that connections happen when we #ShareTheTable:  Both parents and kids alike experience overall life satisfaction and increased emotional benefits when they share the table together.  Kids benefit from better grades (49% report mostly A’s) and healthier habits (such as eating nutritious foods, 33%) and describe themselves as respectful (75%), happy (70%), rule followers (66%), confident (58%), independent (56%) and hardworking (52%). Adults have more feelings of happiness (65%), and are less likely to have feelings of stress (65%).  The science doesn’t lie, y’all!

We #ShareTheTable

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When we are all sitting around the table we do more than just eat.  We find out what’s happened during the day and get a glimpse of what’s important to each family member.  Sometimes, we even LAUGH.  {smiling}

 Join my family as our love grows around the table and help make mealtime a special time for families everywhere.  Join together for a meal.  Click.  Share.  It’s that simple.  #ShareTheTable

How do you make time to #ShareTheTable?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla. For every post using #ShareTheTable from now until 4/30/14, Barilla will donate a monetary equivalent of ten meals ($1.11) to Feeding America®, up to 1 million meals. Barilla will donate a maximum of $110,000.  One dollar helps provide 9 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.

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FREE Spring Printable Tags

Spring Printable Tags are  fun and make embellishing treats for Spring or Easter super.  Give homemade treats or gifts with printable tags for a little treat to show someone you care!  I just love these Printable Spring Tags with tulips on them.  They are so versatile.  They are the perfect tag for any Spring treat, and they’d even make a really cute banner or bunting for  Easter or Spring Decoration, so they can do double duty!  The best part is that they are FREE!  Just print, cut and use!

Spring Printable Tags

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Free Printable Files!

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Spring Printable Tags (205){click on link to download}

These adorable Spring printables with Tulips on them were designed by Tricia Rennea.  She can design just about anything, so if you ever need printables, she’s your gal!

  • I’d recommend printing on white card stock or matte photo paper.
  • Then cut out and use to embellish you Spring or Easter gift or treat.
  • If you are making a banner or bunting, simply punch a hole in the upper corners of the tag and thread a ribbon through each hole.  So simple!

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NEW Super Snack Pack® is this Mom’s Friend!

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The New Super Snack Pack® is this busy mom’s friend. Now that Spring Baseball is in full swing, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going most of the time.  If my life wasn’t mapped out on my digital calendar, I’d seriously be lost.  That’s why I appreciate the little things, like easy and convenient snacks for all of my kids, but especially the boys. snackb

NEW Super Snack Pack®

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The New Super Snack Pack® are the perfect snack choice for our family.


The kids can stash one in their lunches, grab one for  a quick snack after school while they are doing their homework {snicker}, and best of all, right before a baseball game or practice.


I don’t know a kid that doesn’t like pudding, so these are always popular in my house.  I like that they are affordable and can be purchased (in my case in bulk) at my local Walmart!

Bet you are wondering what’s New about the New Super Snack Pack®?  Well, it offers even more of the smooth and creamy Snack Pack® pudding you love in every cup (‘cuz they are 60% bigger)!

And, best of all, with this $1 off coupon, the puddings just got even more affordable! The Super Snack Pack® comes in three flavors:  Creamy Chocolate, Creamy Vanilla, Creamy Chocolate/Vanilla

How do you manage your busy schedule and keeping your kids fed in between meals?

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Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle is a fun hair style for those that love a pony tail, like braids, and don’t want to spend a ton of time on their hair.   This tutorial also utilizes the  Wrap Around Pony Tail to a more polished look.   This tutorial was done by my 14 year old daughter on her sister so you don’t need to be an expert to achieve this braid.  Watch the video to see how.

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How to Make a Braid in Pony Tail Hairstyle

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Must Try Video eCards by American Greetings

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

American Greetings just rolled out a new addition to their new online card line that’s super fun and that you’ve got to try.  Have fun making a personalized video card and then surprise the recipient when they open up a singing greeting like no other!  You get to pick the lyrics, customize the name and add some funny personalization so it’s super fabulous and it can even be shared via Facebook, email and more!  Make your American Greetings eCard now!

Does someone you know have a Birthday coming up?  Wanting to reconnecting with an old friend?  Or do you want to just send a card because?  Think of some fun characteristics, and get clicking.  You can make a custom card in just a few minutes.   {Learn more here} There are tons of choices for song lyrics as well as attributes that you can customize with.   Don’t have a gift purchased?  Don’t worry, you can attach a gift card to  the American Greetings eCard and you can even schedule the card ahead of time so that you don’t forget the special date!  Then, select the preview of your video before you send it via email, direct to mobile, or post to your favorite social media platform like Facebook,  and voila! you are done!

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I sent my husband an American Greetings Video eCard just because to wish him a funk-a-licious day and it was super fun to make.  I’m pretty sure he enjoyed receiving it, too!

American Greetings Membership Options

Video eCards are included in the membership!   You can also give the video eCards a try with a 7-Day Free Trial Membership!

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 1.  Select Recipients Name from drop down menu.

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2.  Select a personal characteristics/hobbies/etc. of recipient depending upon video eCard.  {I chose a hobby and clothing article for this card}.

3.  Preview your personalized video eCard.

4.  Send your card!  Fun, Fun, Fun!


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