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Mastering Coffee at Home

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels If you are like most people, you enjoy a cup of coffee every now and then. In fact, most of us drink at least one cup a day, with some people rising beyond that to three or four. Any more than that might not be a good idea, but up to that point you can be sure that coffee is going to do a lot for you, and there is nothing wrong with having it as a part of your life. If you are something of a foodie and you are interested in different tastes, then you’ll be …

New Years Resolution - The Swap

New Year’s Resolution: The Swap

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I was reading an article the other day by a psychologist that said the best New Year’s Resolutions are the simple ones. I don’t know if there’s any actual science behind this theory, but it certainly resonated with me. Sure, I could make grand goals and lofty statements, but reality often dictates that major changes are hard to maintain. So this year, I’m sticking to a simple idea that will only take small decisions to enforce. My …

Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Peet’s Espresso Capsules for Nespresso

Caffeine Fix with Peet’s Espresso

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Like I always tell my husband, I am easy to please. Of course, he never believes me, but there are some fundamental truths that hold the key to my happiness. My daughter’s laugh will always warm my heart. A crisp Autumn day with falling leaves will forever make me feel peace. And a hot cup of espresso in my hand will never cease to put a smile on my face. Yes, that’s right, I place caffeine in my top three list of things that make me happy. I clearly …

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Beat the Heat with Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew

This post was sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company, all opinions are my own. As warmer weather rolls in, there are a few items that you probably want to retire. The chunky knit sweater should be nowhere in sight. That amazing potato soup recipe you perfected over the holiday season? Put it away! Oh, and you know that weather app you’ve been glued to this winter? Shut it down, because thanks to the summer season I can already give you the forecast for the next 4 months: It’s going to be hot with a side of sticky. But if you …

Honey Pecan Drizzle, Recipe, Coffee-mate, natural bliss

Honey Pecan Drizzle with Coffee-mate® natural bliss®

Although many of you on the East Coast might not believe it, Spring is here! March has arrived, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and a fresh batch of recipes need to be tackled. We’ll be ushering in this bright season with a slew of deliciously themed recipes to make the most of the fragrant, crisp air. Let’s start off with the one thing you all start your day with… coffee! I’ve teamed up with Coffee-mate® natural bliss® to create a unique recipe using their line of Honey Creamers. So get a pot brewing, while we get to work on a …

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Mommy Time-Out with Southern Living

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, Real Simple®, and Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Everyday life can certainly drain my creative reserves: work emails, laundry, chasing after a toddler at Gymboree, planning photo shoots, baby swim classes, more work emails. By mid-day, my brain is easily a ball of mush. So whenever I get the chance I try to take, what I like to call, a “mommy time-out.” It’s a few moments to recoup, sit quietly with a cup of coffee, and get inspired. But unlike a tantrum-induced break, this …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red velvet cake, and you have one heck of a drink recipe. Now, if you’re not too familiar with the world of red velvet, it is a red colored chocolate cake that is topped with cream cheese frosting. Yes, it is as divine as it sounds. So, it isn’t a huge leap to incorporate the two most famous elements of the dessert into a piping hot cup of cocoa. All we have to do …