Monday, October 16, 2017

Brooklyn’s third birthday recap.
















Brooklyn’s third birthday // schools kickoff carnival night the night before her birthday // face painted sisters // a first pony ride! // pure joy! // presents downstairs // a pink fancy party dress...just like Lyla...is what the birthday girl requested // new paw patrol toys! // let the three year pick out the day // Park // McDonald’s for lunch...sitting inside...with chicken nuggets and allllllll the fries // off to Toys “R” Us...with no working bathrooms // ok. I guess we have to walk to the next bathroom...still no bathroom...ok the next bathroom...ummm still no bathroom....fine...we will try the urgent care...got third degrees by a mall cop...who finally let us use the restroom // back to Toys “ R” Us...now some one else has to use the bathroom...awwww man!...going across the street to find a working bathroom // finally we can shop! // Barbies and Paw Patrol pups are what we’re finally decided on  // time for a backyard party! // jump house and cousins and family // the birthday girl requested grandma’s famous speghetti // slurped up the sauce // off to play! // homemade pink Paw Patrol cake with sprinkles...per the birthday girls request // let’s sing happy birthday // oh no! The cake banner is on fire! // don’t worry the fireman put it out // singing and blowing out the candle // attempted pictures by the sunset // Barbie Puppy Chase and Goodnight snuggles // 

Apple Orchard recap.
















Apple Orchard Recap. // are the honeycrisp ready yet? // how about now? // nooooow? // they were ready two weeks ago!? // we are on a mission...we must get apples...we must bake pies. // let’s take samson! // straight to the honey crisp // pictures of my bookends // wait! let me take your picture! // one.two.three jump! // ok on to the honeycrisp // we found them! // Dad! Climb the tree...get the good ones! // next tree! // look at the good apples! // a few honey suckers, two bushels and 44 pounds of apples later! // park playing time // a country drive home and homemade apple pie! // 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pfister faucet review!
















I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. 

This is my third Pfister faucet review! 


These faucet are divine! 

They are super easy to install...please note you will need to purchase an additional hose. These hoses are not expensive...around $5...a piece. 

 I love the sleekness of this specific design. The color has my heart all a pitter patter. I especially love the hint of copper color along the edges of the faucet. 

The power of this faucet is the best yet! This faucet power is perfect for a bathroom...a bathroom sink that is used to wash faces, brush teeth, and shave. 

But hands down my favorite Pfister feature is the one touch drain!!! 

You can find this specific faucet HERE.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tony’s Pizza, Friday Night Lights, and Everything Seasoning Rolls.


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








We love pizza on Friday nights!...or any night really! We also love football...put them together and you have a recipe for fabulousness. 

When we attend Friday night lights I make sure I feed my family a delicious meal prior. One of my favorite meals to dish out??? Tony’s Pizza and Everything Rolls. Everything Rolls make the perfect pairing with any flavor of  Tony’s pizza.


Tony's Pizza has been serving authentic pizzeria style pizza for over 50 years. Did you know started in Salina, KS in a local pizzeria??? 


“Since the 1960’s Tony’s has taken great pride in serving communities with layers of light, crispy, crunchy crust topped with sauce made from real tomatoes and covered in 100% real mozzarella cheese with all your favorite toppings.” 


Tony’s is currently offering a really awesome sweepstakes right now!! Be sure to check it out below. 




#WinWithTonysPizza #Sweepstakes - AWG (9/19 to 10/17) How often do you make pizza at home? 

I prefer to make pizza at home for a number of reasons.

1.) I can cook according to everyone preference...a little more well done...a little less done...plain cheese...meat toppings an so on. 

2.) it’s much more affordable! With Tony’s Pizza I don’t have to sacrifice flavor for saving money. 

3.) Making Pizza at home saves me so much time! We can eat at home in a fraction of the time it takes us to eat out. Which means we can make it to our local football game on time! 


4.) I can add sides. Side dishes like salad, breadsticks, or rolls. 

Side dishes like my amazing Everything Season Rolls! 










You'll need: 

Frozen dinner rolls

1/4 cup of sesame seeds

1/4 cup of poppy seeds 

1/4 cup of dried garlic 

1/4 cup of corse sea salt 

1/2 stick of melted butter 


First things first. Allow rolls to rise at least 4-6 hours...this is something I would pull out in the morning because they can’t really over rise. Use a cupcake tin and spray it down with non-stick cooking spray of choice. They place TWO rolls in each cupcake slot. Cover with plastic wrap...and you’re done. 








Mix all your seasonings together. 




Melt butter. Brush melted butter on top of risen rolls. Then top with everything seasonings. 

Bake according to frozen dinner roll package. 



Pair up with Tony’s Pizza...which has soooo many wonderful choices. 

Choices like  Tony's® Pizzeria Style Cheese Pizza
and Tony's® Pizzeria Style Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza ! I wasn’t sure if my girls would like the sausage & pepperoni...since they tend to be strictly cheese pizza eaters...but they gobbled it right up!...I was impressed!! 




Are you a Friday Night Lights fan!!? 

There is just something very nostalgic and fun about attending a home town football game to cheer on your local team! 










Be sure to pick up Tony’s Pizza at your local Price Chopper before your next Friday Night Lights! 

Also, click HERE for more info on Tony's Pizza and the contest! 








Friday, September 29, 2017

Welch's 100% juice with coconut water!


Sponsored post: This post is sponsored by Welch's but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.




 

Welch's has a new and amazing product!! 

100% juice with coconut water! 

I am so happy this has stepped into my life. 

I would prefer for my children to drink water...they would prefer to guzzle milk, sports drinks, overly sugared juice boxes, and soda. 

I don't want to be so overly uptight that I never allow anything fun into their little lives. 

I taste tested Welch's White Grape Mango and Tropical Berry Grape 100% juice with coconut water with my four children. 

You should have seen the excitement when I whipped out these bottles. 

Pure bliss. 




They devoured their drinks. 

It was a win, win. 

They think I'm awesome for letting them have fun beverage and I feel good about giving them a healthy drink. 

What makes this drink healthy? 

I'll tell ya. 

100 calories per serving.
Less sugar.
No added sweetener or sugar.
2 servings of fruit per serving.
Gluten free. 
Good source of vitamin C. 
No artificial flavors or dyes. 
200 mg of potassium. 
Natural hydration 
Healthy hydration. 


All this is a serving!!?? 

See!???..I totally look like an amazing mom...and my children get to enjoy a flavorful, fun, and delicious drink!! 

The only down side??? Welch's was kind enough to send me a fun box of goodies with these unbelievably adorable pineapple cups...my box came with two cups...and I have four children...they've been fighting over who gets to drink thier juice out of the pineapple cups for three days now. #eyeroll 








Did you know that Welch's is made right here in the US!?

Be sure to pick up Welch's 100% juice with coconut water today, at your local store! 

"The great taste of 100% Juice with 30% less sugar." 



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Monday, September 18, 2017

The.very.best.apple.pie.ever.








Dear Grandma Opal, 

You created the worlds best apple pie. I could eat this hot of out the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, I could eat you cold a day later, you have even forced me to consider lying to my small child just so I don't have to share you with them. 

Love, 
Me. 

Want the recipe!? 

Let's start with the crust: 

You'll need: 

2 1/2 cups of flour 
2 sticks of COLD butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 teaspoon of salt 
1teaspoon of sugar 
6-8 tablespoons of ICE water

put flour, sugar, and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times // add  half of the butter to the mixture and pulse a few more times // then add the rest of the butter and pulse a few more times // add 1/4 cup of ice water ( be sure not to add the ice ) and pulse again // then add more ice water, about a  tablespoon at a time...mixing just enough to make a crumbled mixture.

Form dough into two balls and place directly into the fridge, for at least one hour but up to two days. Dough is now ready to use. NOTE: sometimes I use dough immediately and it turns out just fine. 






Now for the Grandma Opal part...


1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup  sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 sliced and peeled honey crisp apples 

preheat oven to 425 degrees // melt the butter in a saucepan. // mix in flour to form a paste // add water, sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil //  reduce temperature and let simmer // layer bottom of pie pan with crust, fill with apples, then layer top of pie crust // gently pour mixture over the top of the pie crust // mixture will seep down over the apples //  

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.