Top 6 Tips for Taking Back To School Photos

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included Carter’s clothes as compensation. My grandson is going to 4-year old kindergarten this year so I called my daughter up, who lives an hour or so from me, and said let’s do some back to school shopping for Kari. I called her on video chat and we spent the good part of two days ordering school clothes from Kohl’s for him. She logged on, created a Kohl’s account we could both see and added items to her shopping cart. I was able to do the same from my end. We were looking at Carter’s clothes for him since he’s at that not a baby stage, but not quite a big kid. Carter’s has the perfect [Click here to continue reading]

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. One of the best parts about summer is Germaine does a lot of the cooking. Frequent grilling was a big part of his childhood growing up in the south. It’s also a rite of passage for the males. When I watch him and his friends text pictures to each other showing off thier skills and touting thier grill master bravado I think it’s so adorable.   I’m usually in charge in the kitchen, but when he fires up the grill I become his sous chef. I’m responsible for seasoning the meats and making the sides. This weekend I decided to [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]

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw-

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. One of the best parts about summer is Germaine does a lot of the cooking. Frequent grilling was a big part of his childhood growing up in the south. It’s also a rite of passage for the males. When I watch him and his friends text pictures to each other showing off thier skills and touting thier grill master bravado I think it’s so adorable.   I’m usually in charge in the kitchen, but when he fires up the grill I become his sous chef. I’m responsible for seasoning the meats and making the sides.

Lemon Berry Smoothie

This sweet and slightly tart Lemon Berry Smoothie is a frozen treat that will refresh your taste buds and keep you cool. Smoothies are bar far one of my favorite morning treats during the summer. Living in the south, the temperature can be as high as 85 degrees by seven a.m. meaning it’s going to be a very hot day. One of the way I make sure I cool my body temperature is by making icy cold smoothies with my breakfast. I usually use whatever I have on hand and today the lead to this sweet and tart Lemon Berry Smoothie. The thing I love about smoothies is they are fast and easy to make. The other is their are so many flavor combinations that it’s hard [Click here to continue reading]

How I Plan a Intimate Gathering + Brie and Cranberry Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoscatoMoments #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. For Christmas my husband took me up to the Biltmore House in Asheville North Carolina where we toured the property early in the day and attended a wine tasting that night. It was one of the most romantic dates, and I was able to learn a a lot about wines and how to pair them. While I’m still no expert, I did learn a few things I’d incorporate at a get-together. For a summer get-together I’d choose affordable and flavorful wine like Sutter Home.  Their Moscato and NEW Moscato Blends are perfect choices and are available [Click here to continue reading]