• The best plastic free kids water bottles including the best custom and personalized labels. Perfect for school or daycare, 5 product options that range from stainless steel to glass and silicone. #productreview #kidfriendly #preschool #backtoschool

    Kids Water Bottle Review

    I feel like I’ve been on this search for the last 4 years, finding a kids water bottle that wasn’t made of plastic. My Mama instinct was never comfortable with their drinking water sitting in plastic all day, even if it was BPA free. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no saint when it comes to “clean living” but this particular thing has always been important to me. That thought was reinforced even more after reading Green Enough – it’s a great book regardless of your feelings on plastic. Highly recommend it. This is our current arsenal of kids water bottles. There are pros and cons to each but let me…

  • The only homemade guacamole recipe that you will need. Simple, easy, versatile and kid friendly. This authentic Mexican recipe makes a great dip, appetizer, condiment or side dish for any dinner, potluck or party. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July or summer BBQ. Easy storing instructions and tips on how to shop for avocados. #recipe #guacamole #entertaining #avocado #appetizer

    The Only Guacamole Recipe You Need

    This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through and purchase, I receive a small commission from the retailer at no additional cost to you. I would never link to anything I don’t actually use.  I have a giant love affair with avocados so it’s only natural that I have an easy, go-to recipe for guacamole. Having lived in Arizona and Southern California for 20 years, I’ve had my fair share of really great guacamole, and it’s surprisingly so simple to make if you have fresh ingredients. Guacamole Secret The secret to great guacamole is in the avocados and it all starts at your grocery store. There…

  • A Cowgirl Birthday party with a western theme that would be perfect for a toddler or teen. See all our ideas for food, centerpieces, cake, birthday girl outfit, craft station, custom cookie favors that isn't just your standard pink and gold. Perfect for girls but the red/yellow/blue color scheme would be perfect for a boy. Oh and we had real horses, pony rides for the win. #birthdayparty #western #cowboy #cowgirl #cake #crafts #birthday #outfits"

    Cowgirl Birthday

    This post contains some affiliate links.  About six weeks before Big Nugget turned three, we welcomed Little Nugget into our family. So naturally, in my postpartum state, I decided that her third birthday needed to be extra special. As in, make up for all the guilt that I was feeling for not giving her as much attention anymore. I let her pick the theme, horses and I went (overboard) from there. The Sweet Treats The fabric banner came together from a scrap roll that I bought at Hobby Lobby that happened to be the perfect color combination for the party. Flippen Fanchers has the perfect tutorial on how to make…

  • Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf pan" width="3024" height="4032" data-pin-description="Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Made with either ground turkey or beef, and of course breadcrumbs, this meat loaf is a low carb option that the whole family will enjoy. #recipe #meatloaf #lowcarb #kidfriendly

    Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

    Cheesy stuffed meatloaf is one of my family’s favorite dinners. Growing up, our comfort foods where soup and chili but meatloaf was always a good comforting meal. I know I’ve stumbled on something good when even my Mom calls me to make sure she’s making my recipe right. I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to meatloaf and I usually serve it with mashed potatoes. Since I’m trying to watch my carb intake, I’ve made this with mashed cauliflower and it’s just as good. Seriously, you wouldn’t even know it’s not mashed potatoes. Or, if there are any leftovers, I just go for a super low carb snack…

  • Easy teacher appreciation craft idea that coordinated with our school's theme for the week, Bloom and Grow. This thank you flower gift is creative, kid friendly and budget friendly. #teacher #gifts #craft #creative #preschool
    Family,  Fun

    Teacher Appreciation Craft

    It’s Catholic Schools week in San Diego which almost means that it’s Teacher Appreciation time. Last year, we had just started preschool the week before and I literally just had a baby so our gift was a card and some money. It was greatly appreciated but I wanted to be a little more crafty, and frankly prepared, this time around. This year’s theme is “Bloom and Grow” so I put together this teacher appreciation craft for Big Nugget and me to do as a thank you gift for her wonderful teachers. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer…