Avengers Party Ideas: Awesome Games and Easy Food

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks, Kids, Party | 2 comments

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Have I mentioned lately how fun it is to be a mom of boys? It totally gives me a valid excuse to get excited about things like super heroes. We are fans of the whole MARVEL series. (Iron Man 1, 2, & 3; Captain America 1 & 2, Thor 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers.) My favorite movie is probably Captain America, but there’s something cool about a movie that stars all sorts of heroes like the Avengers. In anticipation of the upcoming release of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, we hosted a SUPER fun (see what I did there) Avengers themed party. I scoured Pinterest and brainstormed with my husband for great party ideas and I think we put together an epic event!

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Party Punch and Let’s Get Real #87

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Link Party | 2 comments

It’s surprising to me to see what some of my most popular posts on Pinterest are. This one has been pinned over 68,000 times! Of course, it’s a photo snapped with my phone in the middle of a baby shower! No staging, no pretty props, but a couple different kinds of punch that are perfect for baby showers. :) So if you are working on a party with a blue or pink theme, check out this post! But don’t forget to come back and link up with this week’s party!

baby blue punch

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

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Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Main Dishes | 1 comment

chicken wraps

I originally shared this post over at Love Bakes Good Cakes in January. It was part of a series with an emphasis on eating healthy in 2015. While I have been doing fairly well in that department, I will admit that for the last few weeks I’ve gotten a little lazy about counting calories and getting enough exercise. It happens. It is SO MUCH WORK to stay on top of your eating habits! But I have found my motivation once again (read: my jeans are telling me there’s not as much room in them as there was last month) and these Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wraps are the perfect meal for getting back on track!

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21 Mouthwatering Mexican Recipes

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks, Desserts, Holiday, Main Dishes, Side Dishes | 1 comment

mexican recipes

Mexican food is my favorite. Well, honestly, I should say Mexican-ish food is my favorite. I like anything that would fall under that general category: Tex-Mex, authentic Mexican food, Southwestern food…if you can add cheese and extra guacamole to it, I’m going to like it. Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and I know those of you in the Midwest who don’t have easy access to great Mexican restaurants are going to be looking for some yummy Mexican recipes to make at home. :) You’ve come to the right place! I’ve collected 21 recipes that fall under the VERY broad category of Mexican food. A few would be considered authentic. The rest of them are just plain delicious. Enjoy!

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Graduation Cap Card Box

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in Crafts | 17 comments

This post is part of a campaign with Tiny Prints and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own.

graduation cap card box

My middle son is “graduating” from Kindergarten this year. I can’t wait to take his picture with a cute little graduation cap on his head. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital! I can’t imagine how it’s going to feel when my boys graduate from high school! It may be a few years away, but I do plan on remembering this simple idea for a card box on the graduation party table! This graduation cap card box cost me less than $2 to make and took about 10 minutes to put together. 

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Hot Dog Hack and Let’s Get Real #86

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in Link Party | 0 comments

hot dogs for a crowd

Have you got a birthday party coming up? Maybe a family reunion or Sweeps Week watch party? THIS is the post for you! Don’t get stuck in front of a hot grill all day! This method steams hot dogs perfectly and keeps them warm and ready for covering with your favorite toppings! :) It’s also been one of my most popular pins this month, so you’re not alone in your party planning! After you check it out, scroll down and link up with us this week!

 

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

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Bionico: Mexican Fruit Salad

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Desserts, Side Dishes | 2 comments

Bionico Mexican Fruit Salad cupsA few months ago we had a family breakfast at church and a young man from the church who works as a chef at a local restaurant made breakfast for everyone. It was buffet style, and at the end of the table was a huge bowl of fresh fruit and several small milk jugs full of this sweet cream. He told us to fill a cup with fruit, add coconut if we wanted it and then pour the cream over the top. I took one bite and was hooked. It was so delicious! 

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Pouch Cap Bug Craft for Kids

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Crafts, Kids | 12 comments

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Tree Top, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TreeTopInc #raisinggoodapples http://my-disclosur.es/OBsst

fruit pouch cap bug craft

You know how things always get better AFTER you don’t really need them anymore? Just think of any one of a million baby products out there. It seems like just when you are leaving the baby stage, they come out with something that would have made life SO MUCH EASIER as a mom. I know my own mom has said the same thing. Boppy pillows, Diaper Genies and Bumbo seats are just a few things she wishes were around when we were little. For me, it’s the cool baby food pouches they have now. How nice to feed the baby without having to cart around a spoon and baby food jar! Fortunately, Tree Top is making a “big kid” version now for applesauce. I love these things! I get them at Winco for a great price. They are perfect for the lunch boxes or grabbing a quick and healthy snack before running out the door. As we use more and more of the fruit pouches, I started wondering if there was something I could do with the caps instead of just throwing them away. Guess what? There is!

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Let’s Get Real #85

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in Link Party | 5 comments

Sadly, our spring break is fast coming to a close. This is one weekend I’m not in too much of a hurry to get to. (Wow, how’s that for poor sentence structure?) :) See, we’ve been out of school too long, I guess. :) I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying some beautiful spring weather! Be sure to check out my featured post this week. I don’t think you’ve ever had Ritz crackers like these!

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

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Banana Pudding Bars

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Desserts | 5 comments

banana pudding bars

My sister-in-law made these creamy Banana Pudding Bars for dessert for Easter and they were fantastic! My husband is a raving fan of banana pudding, so I knew he would like them. It’s the perfect dessert for the warmer months when you want something light after dinner. She got the recipe from Kraft, where we get so many of our family meal recipes. I grabbed one and snapped a few quick photos so I could steal it for the blog. Thanks, Jamie!

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