Friday, July 21, 2017


This post is sponsored by MAX by MAXWELL HOUSE.




It's my favorite. 

It's a must. 

I have four children who seem to never ever need sleep...If could bottle you their energy and sell it I'd be rich. Since I can't...I need something to keep up with them...I also need a little break. 

Enter coffee. Strong coffee. 

MAX by MAXWELL HOUSE is my new favorite jam. I love coffee in the afternoon maybe even a little more than in the morning. Having an afternoon coffee is a treat for myself...and it also allows me to sit and relax for a few moments. 

I tried out the MAX Indulge Mocha + S’mores first. It was oh so yummy. It taste like the $5 coffee treat I would by at my local coffee shop. Making this at home was a huge bonus...I saved myself money and I save myself the hassle of a trip out with four kids in tow. 

Of course because I couldn't help myself...I also tried the Mocha + Salted Caramel. I thought both flavors were wonderful. I loved the smoothness of the drink and I truly enjoyed the frothy style top these drinks provided. They both had a rich flavor, they were easy to make, and it was the perfect treat to add to my afternoon break. 

Would you ever treat yourself to a break and lovely drink like this? 

You can find MAX Indulge at your local the instant coffee section. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lime and coconut Coca-Cola + homemade Mission flour tortilla chips.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias

Have you ever made homemade tortilla chips and pico style salsa? 

It's crazy easy and it taste amazing. 

For the chips you'll need: 

Mission flour tortillas (any size) 
Oil for frying (vegetable or canola) 

Salt for taste. 

I like making these at home because I can control the salt content...and by "content" I mean I can make them as salty as I want. (Yum.) 

Cut your tortilla to desired size. 

Heat your oil in a skillet. Medium high heat. Once oil is ready place the cut tortilla into hot oil. Cook until bubbles and browned on both sides. You will need to turn these. 

Now for the fresh and healthy salsa...

You'll need: 

Two Fresh tomatoes (preferably from a garden!) 
Half of an onion (sliced and diced) 
Cilantro (a few springs rinsed and chopped) 
Salt and pepper to taste. 

Mix all these ingredients together and allow it to sit for a hour before serving. It doesnt get any easier than that! People always rave about this pico and are blown away when I tell them how easy it is to make.

This is paired greatly with any grilled family loves eating grill chicken and chips and salsa for dinner...its our summer jam.

Currently at Hy-Vee  you can save $1.50 one package of beef or chicken when one purchases Coca-Cola trademark 8-pack 12oz OR 1 500ml Gold Peak AND any 1 Mission Tortilla.

There Will be on tear pad in-store...while supplies last...expires 9/15/17.


What screams summer and paradise more that Key lime flavoring? Not much. 

Take me to the beach please! 

Since the closest beach is 15 hours away...I'll have to bring the thoughts of the beach to me. 

To make this amazing drink you'll need: 

Coconut flavoring 

This is yet another easy and amazing recipe! 

Fill your cup with ice. Pour in ice cold wonderful fizzy Coca-Cola. Squeeze in about 1/4 of a lime...getting all the juice out. Add a splash of coconut flavoring...or more depending upon your taste. 

If that wasn't good can add a little cream to the mix! So good.

The perfectly balanced flavor of a Coca-Cola completes my meal, and wherever your palate takes you, an ice cold delicious Coca-Cola makes the meal more worthy of savoring and sharing.


My nephews were over for the day so we had key lime cokes all around ...

By the looks of it, I think they liked it...and after all together tastes better with Coca-Cola!

Now where to pick up all the ingredients you'll need for this refreshing summer snack and drink?? 

Why your local Hy-Vee of course!!! 

They are my local grocery store...the grocery store I grew up shopping at with my mom and I currently shop at with my children. Everyone is always so helpful there...they have such a great selection of produce!...and don't get me started on the bakery! 



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fast & Furious™ + DIY

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RevUpF8 #CollectiveBias


Fast & Furious™ has its first ever toy line!! I was really excited to hear about this line of toys because it is inspired by real characters and scenes from the movie. 

I went to the theaters to watch the first few Fast & Furious™ movies. Can you believe that there are eight films!? I can...the series is so beloved. Over the course of eight films that have successively stoked passion in an ever-expanding audience, Fast & Furious is a global box-office blockbuster that continues to entertain audiences of all ages.
 The newest chapter in this popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time is The Fate of the Furious.

The latest Fast & Furious™ movie, F8 released on DVD July 11th.
I decided to make a DIY toy track for my kiddos to play on with their new Fast & Furious™ toy deluxe set, street scene set, and cars.
It's was such a hit!

You’ll need: 

Indoor outdoor carpet - any size. This can be a bit pricey so if you're looking for something more affordable green felt or fabric will do the trick. 

Black felt

White felt


This project was actually quite simple and I loved how it turned out with the indoor outdoor carpet. 

First I cut the black felt to look like roads. Straight roads, curved roads, roads with splits. The neat part about this is that the roads can be moved around and placed wherever the child wants, sort of like a train track. The felt stuck so nicely to the carpet there was no need to glue the road down. 

Once road is placed down, use the white felt to cut tiny strips to make the stripes on the road. These can also be taken off which is what my youngest daughter did with them. 

I have four children and all of them really enjoyed playing with these Fast & Furious™ play sets. My youngest two daughters couldn’t get enough to the cars slinging through the backdrops. The backdrops added the perfect touch to this toy! It made these sets seem so realistic.