Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

5 ways to get active with kids!

This post is sponsored by Dannon Oikos but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Dannon Oikos has a new line of yogurt out, available at Walmart, it’s delicious and filled with protein. 

Oikos® Protein Crunch Yogurt offers 17g of protein per 5.0 oz. cup, 6g of fiber per 5.0 oz. cup, and Zero Artificial Sweeteners.

Proteins is essential if you’re active...it’s important to fuel your body with nutrients post workout. I’ve also personally found that a protein snack can help me get through the day...help with my afternoon crash...give me a pick me up. 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to find creative ways to get active with children. 

I never wanted my family to feel like they are working out per say...but it is important...to me...that we get moving and get active. Being fit is  important for our over all health and I want to model to my children an active lifestyle. 

New flash: staying fit can be fun! 

Getting active together is a way for me to get my daily workout in + for me to squeeze in some quality time with my Little’s too! 


5 ways to get active as a family!

1.) go on a bike ride 

2.) go on a hike...explore! (This is one of our favorites...you never know where the adventure might take you!...plus this helps wear out our monstrous puppy)

3.) play a game of basketball, have a dribbling contest, play a game of tennis, or a family game of kickball in the back yard. 

4.) Dance  party! 💃🏻 🎉 turn up the music and dance! Play a few songs and you have incorporated some awesome cardio into you day! We also really love dancing along to Just Dance videos on YouTube...this is also a great activity for when it’s too cold or too hot to get outside. 

5.) Yoga! My kids love doing yoga! There are a ton of FREE options on YouTube...one of our favorite beings...Kids Cosmic Yoga.

Do forget the post workout snack! 

 Be sure to head to Walmart today and use this Ibotta offer when you purchase Oikos protein crunch. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Game day with Tyson!

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own 

Game days! 

Are you into game days!? 

They are so fun! 

The celebration, the cheering, the fellowship, and the snacks. 

I mean, I think it’s safe to say that the game day food is just as important as the game itself. 

I personally find snack foods and finger foods to be the most appealing for game days. 

I also truly enjoy dips. Put those two options together and you’ve got yourself a party. 

Today, I’ve created a few simple and delicious recipes using Ball Park® and Tyson® products...and I’m 
also sharing a universal dip! 

You’ll need: 

Ball Park® Hot Dogs 
Frozen dinner rolls 
2 tbsp. of melted butter + garlic salt with parsley (optional) 

½ cup of mayo 
1 tbsp. Ketchup 
2 tbsp. Horseradish mustard 
⅓ tsp. Paprika 
¼ tsp. Salt 
⅛ dried oregano 
Optional ⅓ tsp cayenne pepper...I usually leave this out bc it tends to make the dip too spicy for children. 

First, spray cupcake tin with non-stick cooking spray. Then place one roll in each slot. Allow the dough to 

Once dough is risen, slice franks into bite sized pieces. 
Place hot dogs in the center of the risen dough. 

OPTIONAL: brush the tops of franks and 
dough with 1 tbsp. of melted butter mice with garlic salt with parsley seasoning. 

Bake according to cook time on the package of the dinner rolls. 

During this time, also bake chicken strips according to directions on the package. 

Now while, the food is baking...begin working on the dip. 

Mix all ingredients together in a dipping bowl. 
Refrigerate until needed. 

Once bite sized snacks are ready place them on a serving dish alongside the Tyson chicken strips and 
homemade dip. 

Optional: chopped onions and relish for snack toppings. 

Be sure to head to your local Walmart for everything you’ll need for this game day spread! 

Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas 2017.

Christmas 2017 // morning snuggles after kept promises of sleeping in past 7am // giddiness sitting at the top of the steps // pure joy // slow morning // hot coffee // playing baseball cards in the slot // I want another present // is this my present? // a B.B. gun and stuffed animals // wrapping paper everywhere // puppies and toy surprises // one last present wrapped in gold paper // the reading of the Christmas story in Luke // a PAW PATROL TOWER! // SIENNA!!! / Dairy of a Whimpy kid books!! // The Hunger Games books! // a very Merry Christmas // 

Brooklyn’s Christmas presents.

This year we took our kiddos to the Dollar Tree, just like we do every year, and this year Brooklyn picked our presents for all her family members. 

For me, she picked out a bottle of Sprite. 

When we got home from the store she asked me to open the Sprite and give her a drink. 

I said, “Brookie? I though this was mommies present?”

She replied, “Yes. I just want a drink. Then I’ll wrap it...and put it under the tree.” 

Flat soda. That’s just what I wanted for Christmas. How did she know?? 

She also bought Elisabeth two toys and decided to keep both of them. 

She only bought Jude a yo-yo and she didn’t even know what it was that she had purchased. 

She nailed Lyla’s gift! She bought her a stuffed puppy dog and a bag of sunflower seeds. Lyla ate the whole bag on Christmas Eve...so good pick. She knows her sister well. 

She ended up buying dad a package of gum balls...we all know dad loves gum...she did however try to open the package and eat it all...before she gave it to him. 

Christmas Eve.

We woke up Christmas Eve to a blanket full of snow! We bundled up and walked the empty streets of our neighborhood. We walked up to visit grandpa soveling his drive way and snapped a few photos by grandmas trees. We rushed back home to have Christmas Eve brunch with my grandparents. We devoured bagels, opens presents, and raced to unwrap a plastic wrap ball. We came home to get the house ready for Christmas Eve night. We ate frozen pizza and got depressed about the Dolphins. We dressed up and headed to candle light service at church. We sang Christmas songs, spilt coffee, laid in the isles and watched toy videos, and worshiped the king of kings and the lord of lords. We hosted Christmas Eve at our house and served dessert and coffee...because well...I didn’t want to cook...ain’t nobody got time for that. We played Heads Up! and fellowshipped. We ended the night by stuffing the stockings and relaxing by the twinkle lights of the tree.