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January 30, 2017

Celebrate the Big Game with José Olé

If you are anything like me you may enjoy having your close friends and family over for dinner, games and fun! I often throw parties and entertain others while we play board games or watch sporting events much like the big one coming up in a few short days, Super Bowl! Let's be real for a minute though I am a busy, working Mom, I need to save time. Get your the party started like I do by satisfying my guests with appetites with real meat and cheese!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jose Ole . The opinions and text are all mine.

Meet my secret weapons, José Olé Mexican snacks. It’s easy to serve real food and save time while getting the whole family involved in the Game Day celebration just by cooking up these babies. I purchase mine at my local Walmart in the frozen section.

January 20, 2017

20 Winter Activities with Kids

 The Winter time is a mixture of Lake effect weather, Snow days and Festive Holidays. We try really hard to enjoy the snowy tundra of Western New York as much as possible. Sometimes it is not always easy when Mother Nature dumps feet of snow daily on us! I have compiled a great list of FUN activities you can do with your family over the Winter months.
1. Donate your time to local shelter, food pantry or Humane Society. We often give out Care packages at our local soup kitchen and each year brings more rewarding experiences!
2. Paint Snow-inside. My son LOVES this craft on Snow days!! 
3. Print out Coloring pages, word mazes or cross word puzzles just search on Pinterest for some!

January 16, 2017

10 Recipes for Date Night at Home

I used to get excited about a chance to dress up, eat delicious food, and stare dreamily into my spouses eyes? When we first started dating that was like the best part, right? Some call it the "honeymoon stage". However, date night also means getting a babysitter (yeah RIGHT!), making a reservation, paying obscene amount of money for a meal I can easily whip up at home! The chilly winter weather has be becoming a hermit more and more as I get older. I dread walking my son to school in the morning on these frigid months. Instead of spending loads of money and travel unnecessarily enjoy my 10 recipes you can impress your significant other and have a romantic night in. Also need some ideas of what to do during your night in enjoy my date night ideas here.
 This post was in collaboration with Adam & Eve. All opinions expressed are my own.
Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to my secret for date night meals: Dips! Yes, my friends dips can be so sexy and fun. Just open a box of Rose Petal Seduction or A Year Of Creative Games For Lovers and enjoy Netflix and chill" at its finest! 

January 13, 2017

5 Easy steps to House Train a Puppy

 When I first got my little mix puppy she was only around 9 weeks old. She had not been house broken and boy was I in for the long haul with her. I searched the internet looking for some helpful tips and it just seemed like everyone had opinions but none of them seemed to actually work. First off puppy pads were an absolute nightmare! You are training your puppy to literally pee in the house I kind f felt like that was not the whole point of house training so those went right in the trash. If these work for you congratulations but they did NOT for me. Here are some tips I found REALLY worked for my little ball of stubbornness.

January 11, 2017

10 Netflix shows to watch, after the kids are in bed

 Carefully sit on the couch, grab a blanket and check the monitor for the 72nd time this evening. What was that sound? Oh, just my spouse turning the TV on, check the baby monitor again. Nothing...silence...SUCCESS! Finally some time alone! Well, time with your other half anyway. Time to watch something other then Jake and the Never-land Pirates, TrollHunters or My little Pony. What do you even like watching? I sat on the couch for a while before I remembered what I liked to watch before having my son. Yes, that is how it works folks we forget ourselves and give our all to those tiny humans we created, don't we? Time to get back in the saddle and enjoy some much needed TV time together. Here are some great choices you may not even realize are on Netflix.
**I received a free service to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
1. The Crown- it should come as no surprise I watch educational things with my son. I have a Master's in Education so of course that filters in my TV series choices. Enjoy history this one if definitely for you!
2. House of Cards- is pretty awesome! You just have to get past the first few episodes, get to know the characters, then it is better. 
3. Stranger Things- They were just at the Golden Globes for a reason! Seriously, weird at first but it gets better just go with it. 
4. Versailles- Many of you out of the states have had this but it finally came to the US! My friends have been buzzing about it and I finally jumped on the bandwagon so give it a go!
5. OA- This is a creepy one. I mean serious creepy so if you are into that sort of thing......watch it!
6. Nurse Jackie- I have a love hate relationship with this show. Personally, I prefer House (also on Netflix) but so many people prefer this show so I have to mention it. A nurse addicted to medication, again I have watched it, so I must not hate it that much ;).
7. The 100- This had so many great things in it collectively. I would compare it to perhaps the Divergent series because it runs along that same governmental structure and story line. LOVE this show and can't wait for more series to be released!
8. Worst Cooks in America- If you are a foodie or just love laughing at others mistakes might be the show for you. I have to say these "cooks" are so bad you just can't help but route for them to get better. Hilarious!
9. RoadKill- Personally, ca not say I enjoy hot rod shows nor am I a huge auto enthusiast. However, this show is down right fun to watch. They basically take junk off the road and create a moving pile of junk while you watch if they break down or not. I mean it is so funny that I have now become totally addicted.
10. Border Security Australia or USA- The things people try to smuggle in and out of countries is beyond me. I have learned so much from this show not to mention the people on here are just down right comical to watch!

January 9, 2017

Blue Apron Review

 I have seen so many advertisements for subscription box meals...they are everywhere. As a mother, wife and lady boss I find this very intriguing. At first I am not going to lie, I was a bit put off. How dare people be so lazy to not go grocery shopping and make up meals on their own! Then LIFE happened! I realized I needed help to make our family run smoothly. In truth this Mom needs a break from Grocery shopping AND cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner 365 days a year! I researched the inter-webs and found Blue Apron and decided to try it out! 
  I received a free product to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.


January 6, 2017

25 Tips on Surviving Long Road trips with Kids

 Before I had my son, I pictured vacationing with kids much like the picture above. Once I had my son and attempted the 11-17 hour drive to some of favorite vacation destinations, I quickly realized that picture is FAR from the actual truth! It takes so much planning, work and redirection for long car rides with kids to achieve "happy time" moments. I have compiled some of my favorite tips to help even the newest parents survive enjoy long road trips with kids. 

January 4, 2017

Lets Celebrate with ONE HOPE Sparkle Wine

 We love purchasing some of our favorite bubbly beverages to enjoy throughout the year. I was first introduced to all things Champagne from a friend of mine who calls them her life line! Personally, I always stayed on the sweeter side of things and never experimented with anything. I am more of a plain Jane, once I like something I stick with it forever. Until I discovered Prosecco, hook line and sinker I started to explore bubbly beverages and have not once looked back!
 Meet my new lush affair, ONEHOPE California Sparkling Wine in only the most spectacular Sparkly bottle EVER! I may just be my new indulgence on those cold winter nights when the weather is subzero and all one can really do is cozy up inside with a bubbly beverage and binge watch Netflix!
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