Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Special thanks to Rooms To Go for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. When you become a parent, you get all kinds of unsolicited “warnings”. Say goodbye to sleep! Your kid will only eat chicken nuggets from now on! Potty training is harder than you think! But no one warns you that your living space will no longer be your own. From the moment we brought my daughter home from the hospital four years ago, she has been the head of our roost. It didn’t matter how much I resisted, toys infiltrated and slowly overtook my house like …

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

This post is sponsored by Milk. Love Whats Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. At the beginning of every year, I feature a New Year’s Swap. Something small that I am swapping out for a more conscientious option. For example, swapping a breakfast donut for a bowl of oatmeal. Or swapping a streamed episode on the couch with a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Little changes can make a big impact. But there is one swap I will not be making… I will not be replacing the real milks in my refrigerator. Seriously, why …

Simple Retro Sunday Brunch

How to Create a Simple Retro Sunday Brunch

Thank you Malt-O-Meal® for sponsoring this post. Pick up the new Malt-O-Meal® Blueberry Muffin Toasters® at a major retailer today!! Themed Sunday Brunches! They sound fabulous, fun, and like a lot of work, am I right?! In this Pinterest-styled world, the perfect table setting or love-filled recipe can seem unattainable and a bit overwhelming. Well, I am here to tell you that they don’t have to be. I am a working mom on a tight budget, and I have to get very inventive to offer my family the kind of photo-worthy experiences I would like to. That is why I …

The Resolution Fish Swap

The Resolution Fish Swap

We are almost two weeks into the new year and resolutions are already beginning to slip. Gym visits are down, abstaining from sweets is no longer a great idea, and overall morale is starting to decline. And the question remains… is it possible to keep a new year’s resolution?! With the help of Gorton’s Seafood, I am going to let you in on my secret to promises kept: the resolution fish swap! The problem with most resolutions are that they are practically unobtainable. Most goals are overly strict, lofty, and unrealistic. That is why I make little resolutions to swap …

Hearty Winter Casserole

Classic Rewind: Hearty Winter Casserole

We are smack-dab in the middle of winter and if you ask me, it is a bit colder than my liking. So let’s warm up together as we revisit last year’s most popular winter recipe! Grab it below and make sure to enter this month’s giveaway at the bottom of the post! With the dawn of the new year comes the inevitable resolutions. For me, this just means tweaking beloved recipes to be more conscientious. I’m swapping sugar for stevia, bacon for turkey jerky, and soda for flavored water. I’ve revamped my hearty casserole recipe for a more wholesome version. …

Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board Tutorial

Classic Rewind: Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

Christmas is just 4 days away, so you are probably doing a last minute scramble to get everything prepared. If you’re looking for a fabulous, yet easy, appetizer idea for your entertaining, then check out our Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board tutorial from last year. It is simple, beautiful, and sure to be an absolute hit! Visit the post here! And to help with the last minute holiday rush, I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Enter below and happy holidays! a Rafflecopter giveaway Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per …

Rosemary & Merlot Beef Roast

Rosemary & Merlot Beef Roast

This post is a collaboration with Beef Loving Texans on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. If there is one thing that I have learned from living all over the country, it is that each region has their foodie specialty. My childhood home of Los Angeles was the epitome of scrumptious tacos and healthy bites.  Ohio knew how to do German knockwurst and schnitzel like no other. Manhattan was the height of New American fine dining. But it is my current home of Houston that has exemplified true expertise in a single …

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Looking to take your entertaining game to the next level? Expert level, to be exact? Then you’re going to want to bookmark today’s post because I am elevating your hot cocoa game to new heights. With the help of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas, I have created a chip that is sure to dazzle your holiday guests. Create a blizzard of yumminess with my Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips. Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips INGREDIENTS: 1 package of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas ($2 OFF here!) …