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 …

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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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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 …