Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live Action film is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere! The record-breaking movie brings the enchanting animated tale to life, and features Emma Watson as Belle. As a Disney family, we couldn’t wait to add this timeless classic to our at home movie collection. We hosted neighbors over the weekend for a Disney movie under the stars party, featuring themed Beauty and the Beast food and more. Read on for details – including a giveaway!
We’re in peak strawberry season, so what are you to do with all those beautiful berries you’ve picked? I’m sharing a variety of strawberry-inspired recipes to consider, like this tasty strawberry cheesecake mocktail! Read on for delicious and flavorful ideas for your next backyard bbq, family gathering, or poolside beverage. This also fits in perfectly with your July 4th menu planning!
Strawberry Cheesecake Mocktail
Are you looking for an ooey, gooey breakfast to serve your family? Look no further than this amazingly delicious apple cinnamon rolls recipe. I’ve also included a caramel glaze sauce. It’s super easy to make, just grab a tube of crescent rolls and a few more ingredients to make this tempting breakfast or brunch favorite. You’ll have breakfast on the table in just 20 minutes!
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
When I first became a home owner, my dad flew out from Washington to visit and told me that I was missing a key ingredient; a grill. We took a trip to Lowe’s and picked out a Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Stainless 2-Burner Gas Grill. Twelve years later it has served our house extremely well, and through my experiences I’ve become a grill master. We have cooked everything from amberjack to filet mignon. Now that grilling season is about to heat up, I want to make sure you’re prepared too! We recently upgraded to a Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill, and I am loving it! Read on for a tasty BBQ Asian ribs recipe.
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Protein is essential to a healthy body and an active lifestyle. Start your day off right with a healthy protein-filled breakfast! Beginning your day with protein helps you sustain hunger longer, and gives you more energy too. Some of my preferred ways to incorporate protein into my diet is with Premier Protein products. They have a variety of shakes, bars, and powders that provide 30 grams of protein per serving! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite breakfast recipes: healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. Grab the recipe below!
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Kids burn so much energy at school that they come home starved. “Can I have a snack mom?,” is one of the first things my boys ask when they walk through the door. I’m sure many other parents can relate, am I right? Today, I’m sharing a super simple snack for kids, that’s healthy too! This recipe requires playing with your food, so kids will love it. There’s no baking involved, so it only takes a few minutes. See how to make easy fruit pizzas with Fresh From Florida produce!
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
How to make easy fruit pizzas
Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert favorite. There’s something about the smell of freshly baked cookies that can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face. If you’re looking for a homemade chocolate chip cookies recipe that’s really delicious, then read on for details! The recipe ingredients are house staples, so you may not need to run to the store – bonus!
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Do you love hosting friends and family for race day? Whether you’re watching IMSA racing or another racing championship, your guests will love these race day party foods! Choose from finger food favorites like bourbon chicken wings and homemade hot pockets to grilled steak kabobs. You can’t go wrong with these delicious party food recipes!
Race Day Party Food Round-Up
Eating a balanced protein diet can help you feel nourished and full longer. Having protein shakes as a meal or snack is a great way to sustain your energy throughout the day. The really good thing about using protein powder is that you can switch up the ingredients to make endless recipes. I’m really digging this Apple Pie Protein Shake Recipe and wanted to share it with all of you!
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Apple Pie Protein Shake Recipe
Florida has year-round warm weather, which makes it the perfect place for harvesting crops. It’s also the only place I’ve called home. Eating healthy comes easy when you can enjoy seasonal fruits and veggies at your local supermarket and farmers market any time of year. Just look for the Fresh From Florida label on your favorite produce! Read on for more details on how we incorporate local produce in our daily lives, and check out the upcoming spring seasonal produce list I’ve created for you.
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Instead of grabbing an unhealthy snack from the vending machine, or going through a drive-thru, reach for a nutritious alternative that you’ll feel good about. We often go for the easiest solution, but it’s not always the healthiest, so today I’m sharing 3 simple nutritious lunches for work. These 3 recipes are quick, delicious, and most importantly wholesome, so you can get through the workday.
3 Simple Nutritious Lunches
I’ve said this before – it’s never to early to begin a new habit. As we creep into February, there’s still plenty of time to work on healthier goals. Preparing healthy meals for yourself allows you to eat cleaner, feel happier, and live longer. Instead of take out, opt for picking up ingredients that are healthier. You can find these salad ingredients at any grocery store. It really is easy to make positive changes! Give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think. I think it’s the best broccoli salad recipe ever!
Are you looking for a delicious, fruit-filled dessert to make for any occasion? This White Chocolate Raspberry Bars recipe is a huge hit in our home! Whether you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a family gathering, or something to bake for a special event, you can’t go wrong with this easy dessert option. Read on to grab the recipe.
White Chocolate Raspberry Bars Recipe
It’s almost game time! What are you going to make your football-loving guests? This easy bourbon chicken wings recipe is a huge hit in our house, and perfect for serving up during the big game. Grab this delicious chicken wings recipe below, plus an easy solution to cleaning those messy fingers with Ora paper towels!
Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe
Craving Italian food, but looking for something a little different from lasagna or pasta? These Italian Meatballs are the BEST, and make a great appetizer for any upcoming parties or family gatherings you may be planning. Follow these easy steps to make the best Italian meatball recipe you’ve ever tasted!
Best Italian Meatball Recipe
These no bake mini cheesecakes make the perfect dessert for any occasion! Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or looking for an easy recipe to whip up with the kids, you can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe. Top the mini cheesecakes with your favorite fruit for even more flavor. Trust me – you’re going to LOVE this recipe!
No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, some experts say. I don’t know about you, but I crave something sweet in the morning – especially during lazy weekends. Start your day off with a hearty breakfast like these peanut butter homemade waffles. Besides being packed with protein, most nuts often contain Omega 3’s, fiber and Vitamin E. How can you resist that? Now that I’ve tempted you, read on to grab the tasty recipe below!
Simple Nutty Homemade Waffles
Nothing says welcome to fall like a warm apple cider beverage. 2016 has brought a change to the drink trends with craft beers, wine blends, and fruit flavored beverages. Now that fall is here, it’s time to focus on fall flavors like apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin. A warm beverage, like apple cider, is perfect for the cooler weather, don’t you agree? So let’s get to that apple cider recipe!
Apple Cider Recipe:
These homemade hot pockets are the perfect addition to your party appetizer list. Kids will love them as an after school snack too! There’s nothing like warm, fresh bread, right? Read on to grab the tasty recipe below!
Homemade Hot Pockets
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Who isn’t busy these days? Between work, home and extra curricular activities – it’s a struggle to create healthy meals for my family. That’s where PlateJoy comes in! Instead of the same old recipe rotation, I’m switching things up. PlateJoy offers a personalized meal plan delivered to your inbox – on your own schedule.
Learn more about PlateJoy below!
Blueberries are not only a delicious fruit that you can enjoy year-round, but they have some fantastic health benefits too. One cup of blueberries can provide 25% of your daily Vitamin C and nearly 4 grams of fiber, which can help lower cholesterol naturally. These wonderful berries are great as a snack, or can add flavor to many dishes. Today, I’m sharing an easy blueberry float recipe to enjoy anytime of year!
Today’s recipe will have you craving seafood! Shrimp is rich in protein, and low in calories too. It also has an impressive assortment of nutrients. Why not whip up this seafood pasta dish for dinner tonight?
Read on to grab the Seafood Pasta dish below!
BurgerFi Corporate Executive Chef Paul Griffin shares 5 tips for making the best burgers at home:
- Put what would traditionally be a side on your burger – i.e. fried egg, hash browns, bacon
- Spice up condiments- add garlic, jalapenos or Sriracha for that extra kick
- Cheeses make all the difference. It’s OK if you like to play it safe with a standard American slice, but switching out this option with cheeses such as Gouda, Blue Cheese and Brie can add bursts of flavor to your creation
- Grill up veggies, such as mushrooms and peppers, to give your burger an extra fire grilled taste
- Looking to lose the bun? Wrap burgers in hand-cut lettuce and load burger with grilled veggies for a healthier alternative
Are you expecting your first child? Congratulations! Having a baby is one of life’s greatest blessings. Whether you have a hand in planning your shower, or know the person who’s hosting it – you’ll definitely want to add this tasty Funfetti Cake recipe to your baby shower menu. When cut just right, this Funfetti Cake becomes a great finger food dessert for you and your guests. Read on to grab the recipe + tips on pregnancy below!
Chicken is one of our favorite proteins to eat. It’s also one of the healthiest! If you’re in the mood for skillet chicken, and looking for an easy dinner recipe – this is it! Read on to grab the delicious recipe below.
Are you looking for a fun themed party idea? This weekend we invited friends over for the release of The Jungle Book on Blu-ray & DVD! To celebrate, we hosted a jungle themed party! A big thanks to Disney for being our party sponsor.
Read on for tips to throw your own “The Jungle Book” Movie Night!
First, let’s talk set up. We chose to host our movie night outdoors. Who doesn’t love a movie under the stars?
What you’ll need:
A quality portable projector, like this one is key. The P300 Pico mini projector is great! The set-up is very easy, especially with the USB Plug ‘n Play instant set up. We chose to connect the projector to our DVD player using a HDMI cable, but you can connect it to your laptop or phone as well.
Next, you’ll want to make sure everyone can hear the movie. This Ion Tailgater worked perfectly for our outdoor movie night. It’s a #1 best-seller on Amazon and offers an amazing 50-hour rechargeable battery life, bluetooth connectivity, and even includes a microphone. We give it 2 thumbs up.
The projector has a really clear picture, so you can use areas like the garage door, side of your home, or even a DIY white blanket screen for displaying the movie. Another option is purchasing an outdoor movie screen, like one of these.
A big shout out to my hubby, Nate, for rocking this movie set-up in the Florida summer heat!
The Jungle Book Party Food
Who wants grumpy guests? Not me! Don’t forget munchies for the movie, like these fun ideas below.
Both of my friends had the same idea in mind and made adorable lion veggie trays with hummus. Cute and healthy – I love it! Keeping with the jungle theme, broccoli looks like mini trees right? Those are an easy side dish! Grab a bag of cheese puffs for tiger tails, and don’t forget a themed dessert like dirt cups!
A crowd favorite was this Kaa snake burger slithering through a bed of lettuce. To make the snake face, you’ll need two green olives and toothpicks, and I used a tomato for the tongue. Then fill up your rolls with juicy burgers and you’re good to go!
Decor on the party table included lanterns with light-up candles, a star light, beautiful flowers that resembled jungle vines, a green tablecloth, and stuffed monkeys.
Invite your friends, family or neighbors along for a fun jungle-themed party under the stars! We had the best time!! Oh and one more tip – bug spray, foggers, and citronella candles are all a must when hosting an outdoor party during mosquito season!
Don’t forget – the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book arrives on Blu-ray this week! Grab fun Disney printable activities below, and check out the movie trailer.
Enter below for your chance to win The Jungle Book Blu-Ray + DVD & Digital copy (pictured above)!
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For other themed movie night ideas, check out this post!
Thank you to Healthy Choice for sponsoring this post & sending me these Cafe Steamers to enjoy w/my family.
Back to school is a change in routine for the whole family. Say goodbye to lazy summer days, and hello to early rising and busy schedules. As everyone is establishing their new routine, it’s a great idea to consider a few meal planning options for lunch and dinner.
One suggestion I recommend is cooking a larger meal, then freezing the leftovers for easy grab-and-go lunches. Another option for busy nights is healthy meals from Healthy Choice. They’ve just expanded their Healthy Choice Simply Café Steamers line to include four dishes made with USDA-certified organic ingredients. Keep reading to snag a FREE Weekly Meal Planner Printable!