5 Ways to be a "do-it-all" hostess without doing it all

5 Ways to be a “do-it-all” hostess without doing it all

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #KrogerPizzaDeal #CollectiveBias I’m hosting for the holidays, have 6 family birthdays between November 22 and December 25th, plus Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and a New Year’s Eve dinner. Quarter four of this year is absolutely hectic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. One thing I’ve learned is that family is everything and spending as much time with them especially around the holidays is important. This time of year can be overwhelming with all of the dinners, pot-lucks, and parties, so I try to incorporate convenience meals to lessen the burden. After hours prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I don’t want to think about [Click here to continue reading]

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How to Recharge After a Workout + Rainbow Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AquafinaSparkling #CollectiveBias The few minutes after I finish my workout have become a very important part of my day. After every workout, I take time to recharge with a meal and plan my day. Carving out this time has become a life changing habit that’s gotten easier with a little prep. To prep, I plan my meals on the Sunday before my week begins. This week I made a light and refreshing Rainbow Salad paired with a Strawberry Vinaigrette and Mango Pineapple Aquafina Sparkling. Aquafina Sparkling is a refreshing flavored water that works good to rehydrate any time of the day. I buy mine at Target and use [Click here to continue reading]

Southern Fried Chicken Tenders with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanMyWay #TeamDishCloth #CollectiveBias I don’t know about you ladies, but most of my dinner meals typical start with me tidying up the kitchen. The sink and counters are the central space for getting meals cooked and I like them to be clear before I start cooking. If dinner is not pre-cooked during our meal prep on Sunday, I usually start cooking around noon. By this time, the sink has a few dishes in it from breakfast. I load the dishwasher safe stuff and hand wash the others.  Once the dishes are washed I quickly wipe the counters and get started on dinner. Getting my dishes and counters [Click here to continue reading]

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Easy Oven-Simmered Mexican Tacos Carnitas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Constellation Brands. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CervezaCelebration #CollectiveBias So I was thinking Cinco De Mayo is coming up and when my kids were young, my husband and I couldn’t get out of the house much to celebrate with friends. Part of being a parent sometimes means giving up your social life with friends and sneaking in date nights in the car after the kids are asleep. That was pretty much our mode of socializing. We’d cook up something delicious to enjoy while watching a movie and then head to the car for a frugal date night under the stars. These were some [Click here to continue reading]

Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

This post was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This time of year makes me long for easy lunches that are hearty enough to fill me up, but fresh, light and easy to prepare. My life is busy right. Too busy for complicated meal plans. So when I’m planning my lunches for the week I look for dishes that are easy to make and flavorful. One recipe that made it on my menu this week is a Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad made using fresh Sunshine Sweet Corn, leftover chicken and in season produce.  I found this recipe on SunshineSweetCorn.com under the recipe tab. I’d never had corn and [Click here to continue reading]

Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

This crunchy and flavorful Coconut Shrimp Taco with Mango Sala recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40PerfectPairings #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Are you looking for an easy meal that tastes delicious and doesn’t require a lot of time in the kitchen? I’m going to hook you up with the perfect recipe.  Weekends have become so busy for our house lately and while I plan out my meals during the week, I don’t do so good on the weekends. I usually leave Saturday and Sunday blank on the menu so my husband and I can decide together, but we’ve been so busy lately that weekend meal planning has [Click here to continue reading]