Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites – No Bake & Healthy!

this post is sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation but all opinions are my own.  these oatmeal raisin energy bites are the perfect snack for your whole family! healthy and no bake they are quick to make, filling, and yummy. they are mostly made of oats, raisins, ground flax seed, and almond butter. they are just slightly sweetened with honey and vanilla with just a touch of cinnamon and … [Read more...]

Cherry, Nutella, & Pretzel Energy Bites

    remember when i told you i was on an energy bites kick? i wasn't kidding guys. i have made so many versions of these lately! some people call them power balls, energy bites, granola bites, energy balls - whatever you want to call them - i can't stop making them! this cherry nutella pretzel energy bites version is one of my favorites because the cherry is so unexpected and adds just the … [Read more...]

For the love of Avocado

i looooove me some avocados! on salad, on tacos, on toast, in smoothies, on chips, and pretty much on every sandwich i eat. i can't seem to get enough! which is not a bad thing at all - avocados are super healthy for you! this avocado post is sponsored by Hass Avocado but all opinions are my own. first off. if you are an avid avocado consumer like me - then you need this tool. its the coolest! … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks to fight GERMS this flu season!

This post was sponsored by Puffs through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Puffs, all opinions are my own if there is a germ in this town - my son will find it. no joke you guys- as if his allergies were not enough, he has reactive airways and had pneumonia 6 times before the age of 3! we have been able to get it under control recently and … [Read more...]

Fueling a better future: My little soccer girl!

This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future. my little soccer player! this year aubrey has surprised us with an amazing soccer season so far! i love when moms on the team ask 'has she played before?!'... yes. yes she has. let me tell you about it. she played last year and probably (i'm being generous here) touched the ball 5 times in all of the games combined. she spent … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

i have been on a bit of a health kick lately ... (you would never know it by those s'mores brownies i posted, but hey - its all about balance) and have been obsessing over these energy bites or power balls or protein bites or whatever else you want to call them. i started with this recipe and adapted it a tad. once i ate them my mind started swirling with different flavor combos--i have made 6 … [Read more...]

Quinoa Gluten Free Pizza Bites Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone #sauceon #collectivebias #shop gluten free huh? i fell for ya. so here is a post for YOU! these spicy quinoa pizza bites are just what you need to fill that pizza hole in your heart. made with quinoa, spicy habanero sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and baked into perfect mini bites with … [Read more...]

Tri Training: Drink your protein

guys. i fell off the wagon. but don't worry. i got back on. remember when i trained for my half marathon? (you can read about that here with my healthy taco recipe) i was running allllll the time. i had great support and was so excited to be getting back in shape! i was eating healthy and working hard....and well... then the race ended. we ran a 10k about 3 weeks later but i was sort of … [Read more...]

{party} ‘The World is Your Market’ Graduation Party Ideas

Stefanie from anna and blue paperie  is sharing with us today a very creative and unique graduation party!  The World is Your Market!  Think about this- when you graduate college, or even high school- you are going out in the real world and making something of yourself.  You can "shop" all different ideas before you make your decision on what you want to do after graduation.  The possibilities are … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks to Maintaining an Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. recently i rounded up some of the most beautiful, clever, and cretive indoor herb gardens from around the web in search of inspiration for starting my own kitchen herb garden. i wanted this to be a project that i could do with my kids so we kept it simple and headed to the store an … [Read more...]

Avocado Banana Smoothie Recipe

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #BreakfastEssentials http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV this healthy and easy avocado banana smoothie recipe is one of my kids favorites! if you have not had an avocado smoothie i know what you are thinking. and YES you can taste the avocado. personally, i … [Read more...]

10 Amazing and Creative Avocado Recipes

I have never been a fan of avocados until just recently.  I know it's weird and yes, most of my friends look at me like I'm an alien when I used to cringe at the sight of avocados and guacamole. There was just something about the texture of them.. at least thats what I told myself.  Well, I gave the infamous guacamole another chance one night when I was at a mexican restaurant with a few friends. … [Read more...]