Halloween S’mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Halloween is one of our all time favorite holidays, and I suspect it is has something to do with the sweet things that go directly into our mouths.   I’m not a huge candy fan, but I do love all kinds of sweet treats, so these Halloween S’mores Pops using Eggo® Waffles are right up […]

Top 10 Uncommon Gifts Holiday Guide

This post brought to you by UncommonGoods, my favorite new place to shop. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://sevenclowncircus.com. Every once in a while you find a store that makes you wonder why you didn’t know about it sooner. For me, that store is UncommonGoods. I’m can be really finicky about where […]

Crockpot Orange Scream Hot Chocolate

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you throwing a Halloween Party or have you signed up to bring a treat along to a Halloween party you are attending?  If so, this fun recipe is for you.  Perfect for cool Fall days […]

Peppermint Oreo Hot Chocolate

We are huge fans of Hot Chocolate in our family, and we are always looking for new and fun ways to take our Hot Chocolate to the next level, especially during the holiday season. Now that International Delight has introduced Hot Chocolate into its line of holiday favorites, we’ve brought their super easy and delicious […]

Santa Mason Jar Gift {free printable}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m always looking for new traditions for the holidays to share with my family.  And, what makes the holidays sweeter and more fun? Ho ho ho HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates!  They’re cute little […]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Fudge {recipe}

This post brought to you by The Hershey Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://sevenclowncircus.com/. I’m always looking for new traditions for the holidays to share with my family.  This year The Hershey Company is my go to product brand because they have everything to make easy holiday recipes.  Baking is a big […]

Enter to WIN 100 POUNDS of Brookside Chocolate!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BROOKSIDE Chocolate for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a lover of chocolate like we are, then you are going to want to try Brookside Chocolate stat.  Brookside chocolate is made with dark chocolate with sweetened soft centers made with exotic […]

Keep Playing with QUAKER plus {$100 GIVEAWAY}

This post brought to you by Quaker Oats. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://sevenclowncircus.com/. Any chance to have a party or playdate gets a “yes, please” from my kiddos.  I’ve learned over the years that some of the best parties and playdates are the EASY, LOW key kind that happen at […]

Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Sprouts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA Burger for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We made big changes in the way we ate a few months ago and cut red meat completely from our diet.  Whoa, right?  That’s a big deal for a family of 7.  In the ensuing […]

2 Ingredient Queso Dip {recipe}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RO*TEL & VELVEETA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Nothing calls my name louder than a quick, easy, and delicious Queso dip, especially one that only requires 2 ingredients!  Queso For All, y’all!  This creamy 2 ingredient Queso dip features RO*TEL and VELVEETA and […]

AWAY & BACK: Family Friendly and Heartwarming

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hallmark Hall of Fame for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Mark your calendars!  A heartwarming, family friendly film that brings adventure, humor and romance is coming our way!  Staring Jason Lee and Minka Kelly, the premier of Hallmark Hall of Fame‘s AWAY & […]

Dine in California This Month!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Restaurant Month for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. California Restaurant Month is THIS month, the perfect time to treat yourself to dinner out, don’t you think?  {{smiling}}  California has fresh seasonal offerings that you definitely don’t want to miss.  Just about anywhere you […]

Perfect for Valentine’s Day: Juicy Fruit® gum with Starburst® flavors!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wrigley Jr. Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Juicy Fruit launched a new Juicy Fruit® gum with Starburst® flavors, bringing two fun brands together with a splash!  If you are like me and looking for a […]

Mexican Cuisine in CA #DineCalifornia

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Restaurant Month for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the things I love most about living in California is the FOOD.  We have really, really great food, and since the population is so diverse, we have a wonderful selection of cuisines […]

Peppermint M&M’S® Pretzel Sticks & Black & White Peppermint Brownies {recipes}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a love affair with M&M’S® like I do? If so, you have to check out the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’S® and M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s available at Target  this season only. They […]

Raspberry Chocolate Poke Cake {recipe}

BAKING and eating and deciding what recipes ideas I want to make next have got to be on my TOP 10 list of favorite holiday pastimes! I can’t stay away from the recipes that are begging to be baked and one of them is this Raspberry Chocolate Poke Cake. Have you ever had Poke Cake? […]

Peanut Butter Bars & Graham Cracker Houses {how to}

This #PBandG shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. There’s no better time than the holidays to bake and make fun treats that taste extra yummy!  At least, that’s my motto.  Lucky for me, my kiddos are on board with this sentiment and this month we decided that […]

Thanks a LATTE Gift {easy gift idea}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. This is the perfect time of year to say thank you to friends, teachers, and family, and a quick handwritten note with a gift card is just the ticket.  With the new BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers you can […]

The Best Time to Be a Kid + Win a $2500 Gymboree shopping spree!

Gymboree believes in savoring the special moments, especially during the holidays.  That’s why they are ushering in the holidays with “The Best Time to Be a Kid“, a fun initiative that allows us to tell the unique stories of special family holiday moments.  I’m all about savoring memories with my kids, and since these moments are […]

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

How to Make and serve Chicago Style Hot Dogs is so easy you really shouldn’t tell anyone how little effort you actually put into the meal.  {{smiling}}  The great thing about this Recipe is that you can serve it for lunch or dinner and it looks really appetizing.   Plus, it is quite filling and a great […]

Tres Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes {recipe}

We have this love in our house of Tres Leche desserts. The love might stem from the fact that we always eat Tres Leche OUT. I never make it at home, so it’s a special treat. However, this week that all changed and to tell you the truth, I’m not positive that’s a good thing. […]

Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken {recipe}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you love Chicken and Hot Sauce, you are going to adore this recipe for making Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken.  Made with either boneless chicken tenders or thighs, this grilled chicken recipe uses Texas Pete […]

Let’s GO Fuel Up to Play 60!

I LOVE a great initiative and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, activated by The California Milk Advisory Board which represents more than 1,500 of California’s dairy families is fabulous.  It’s designed to empower students to take charge in their own lives.  It’s meant to show them that they can make small, everyday changes at school […]

How to Wear Silver Cowboy Boots

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Country Outfitter.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Photography and Modeling by the Grace’s. Silver cowboy boots are hot for Fall, and in case you are wondering how to wear them, I’m here to help.  You don’t need to be Miranda Lambert to rock a […]

Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup {recipe}

Nothing says Fall like Pumpkin and this week I experimented and scored with a pumpkin breakfast that I just had to share. I love that this recipe for Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup is so darn easy. I’ve taken my tried and true Crepe Recipe, substituted International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer for part of […]

Captain America and M&M’s® Hero Bites & Blizzards {recipe}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs Are you as excited about the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider DVD on September 9 as we are?  We decided to take the release to a whole new level and have a viewing party complete with M&M® Hero Bites and […]

Easy After School Snack Idea {Kid’s Snacks}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #AfterSchoolSnacks Now that we are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking after school snacks.  My kiddos come home starving, and especially during the first week of school, I’ve decided to up my game and […]

Taking Keurig® Back to School {discount code}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Keurig®.  All opinions are 100% mine. It’s back to school time, and I can hardly believe that so many of those itty bitty kiddos from just yesterday are heading off to college.  I found the perfect back to school gift for the college student, ever.  I […]

White Chocolate Mocha Donuts {recipe}

It’s back to school time and this year I decided to try a little something new and exciting to make the end of summer a little less painful for my crew. Heading back to school can be fun, but the end of summer is always made easier with something good to eat. So, this year […]

Confidence and Self Improvement is Great!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've maintained for almost a decade that my thirties have been my best years, but you know what?  As I head into my forties, I think I might change my mind.  I think […]

Easy Shark Week Party Idea {food & activities}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My boys are SUPER into SHARKS right now and lucky for them, we decided to celebrate upcoming shark week with a party.  Here is an EASY party idea that you can throw for about […]

Frozen Heath Malt {recipe}

My favorite part of vacation is frozen drinks. In my family, the creamier and chocolatier, the better, so this recipe for making a Frozen Heath malt hits the spot! It’s easy to make, tastes pretty darn delicious and serves 4. The secret ingredient is International Delight Heath Flavored Creamer. It adds a creamy Heath flavor […]