2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks - Prairie Organic Vodka

2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Is it just me or are you also planning some warm weather soirees? Now that the seasons are heating up, I am getting the bug to whip out my best hosting skills and start entertaining. And what better way to begin dusting off those social skills than with some signature cocktails?! I have teamed up with Prairie Organic Spirits to bring you 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks that will have all your friends bowing down to your hosting greatness. So grab a notepad and put on your …

30-Minute Meal - Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

30-Minute Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. …

Primo Water + Dispenser System

Goodbye tap water, hello Primo!

Goodbye tap, hello Primo®! Special thanks to Primo for sponsoring this post and upgrading my water! If you had told me at 25 that tap water would make my heart race and blood pressure rise at 35, I would have thought you had lost your marbles. But here I am, writing a whole article about how much I despise tap water. Texan tap water, to be exact. That’s why I am making the permanent switch to bulk water. In walks a tall drink of water, Primo® Water + Dispenser System, to make all my H20 dreams come true. Three years …

Protein Break with Jimmy Dean Protein Packs

Protein (not coffee!) breaks with Jimmy Dean

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. The last three years have seen some major shifts in my life. I became a parent, I entered my mid-30s, and I moved to a new state. All three of these things have had a huge impact on my energy levels. I am a sleep-deprived woman with a slowing metabolism and have moved to a state where BBQ and sweet tea are staples at every meal. It is going to be a challenge to reclaim my old energy levels. But I am determined and have …

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Every new beginning deserves a celebration. Brides and babies get showers. Tying the knot gets a wedding. The new year gets a fabulous party. But what about the less noteworthy events? I personally think Spring deserves a party, don’t you?! I like to take every opportunity I can to get-together with friends and celebrate new beginnings. So with the help of Evan Williams Honey, I’m going to show you a fantastic way to ring in a new season. Here’s my steps to putting together a Southern-themed Spring Fling Patio party… Step 1: The Setting I am relatively new to the …

Plan Ahead with First Alert

Home & Design: Plan ahead with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10 My whole life I have been a “planner”. As a child, I would lay out my school clothes the night before in preparation for class. As a teenager, I would meticulously map out a driving route and hand write out the directions (yes, this was pre-smart phones!). As a twenty-something professional, I spent countless hours rehearsing work presentations and anticipating every possible colleague’s question. But a lifetime of being a planner …

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  Like any parent, I want what is best for my child. The best school, the best clothes, the best… well, everything! But unless you have unlimited means, that you simply can’t always have the best. But you can certainly try! Sure, I only shop for toddler clothes in the “clearance” section and take full-advantage of free community events, but there is one aspect that I work hard to not compromise within… food. When it comes to food, I really try to give my kid the best I possibly can. …

Weeknight Dinner Hack with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes

Busy Weeknights? Try these Easy Real Potatoes!

Thank you Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for sponsoring this post. Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes are real potatoes, real easy, delivering homemade taste on demand. Before I became a parent, I couldn’t grasp the obsession with “hacks”. Five cleaning hacks for the weekend! A quick mascara hack every woman should know! The ultimate hack to folding laundry! Seriously, had society blown a fuse? “Hacks” eluded me, that is until I had my daughter. Instantly, I was thrust into the exhausted, burned-out, over-worked world of parenthood and one thing shone brightly through the fog of sleepiness… I couldn’t live without “hacks”! Hacks for diaper …