Mindy

Mindy is a stay-at-home Mom to her 2 year old daughter and infant son. She previously worked full-time as a Paralegal for more than 10 years. She loves cooking & baking, classic rock, coffee and wine, sunshine and spending time with her children.

Jul 152017
 

Get Your Home Ready for Summer with These Summer Home Maintenance Tips!

Summer is finally here, and I am so excited. The weather here in Maine has not really been that great for the last couple of months. He have still had some really cold days, and it has rained quite often. Hopefully the weather will start warming up now! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post. 

Summer is a great time for enjoying the outdoors. We love to travel around the state of Maine and enjoy the beautiful ocean views, as well as host back yard barbecues. Before we pack the family up for a getaway, or invite people over to our home, we spend some time checking on our home.

The beginning of summer is the perfect time to make repairs, before the heat is beating down. Every homeowner should have a basic tool kit before attempting any of the summer home maintenance tips below. I love this 69 piece general tool kit for home maintenance. It really has quite a lot of things that a homeowner will use on a regular basis, and it comes with a nice little storage bag to keep everything neat and organized.

Here are some summer home maintenance tips to start with!

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

  1. Air Conditioner – At the minimum, change the filters; better yet, have a tune up. It’s much easier to take care of problems before the heat of summer is underway, and you might have to wait several days to get a repairman to your home.
  2. Check Your Roof – Make sure that the roof is still in good condition, with no leaks or missing shingles. While you’re at it, clean the gutters to avoid leaks and clogs. If any gutters are loose, reattach them to the house.
  3. House Siding/Paint – It’s a good idea to wash down your paint or siding every spring. This allows you to see if there are any issues before they get out of hand.  It also makes your home’s appearance fresh.  Use a power washer and a mild detergent to clean.  It’s not a bad job on a sunny day.
  4. Windows – Inspect your windows inside and out to make sure the seals are still intact, and that they are operating properly. Wash them on the outside, after the winter rains and snow, they will most likely need it.  Check for any cracks or breakage and get them replaced. Make sure your window screens are in good repair, and clean out the window wells.
  5. Kid’s Area – If you have a swing set, or kids’ area of your yard, make sure that everything is safe, clean and usable. Swing sets can sometimes become a little loose and wobbly over the winter.  Make sure any sand areas are clean.  Spread new mulch or sand if it has become compacted.  If the metal swing set has become rusty, consider re-painting it. Check for sharp edges and wood that may cause splinters.
  6. Check Your Deck or Patio – Summertime is the season these spaces were designed for; make sure it’s safe! Check underneath you deck for missing or loose supports. Floor boards should be securely fastened.  Power wash and refinish if necessary.  Overhead coverings should be in good repair; if not, replace them.  Deep clean your outside cooking space – grill, fire pit, etc.
  7. Garden Chores – Remove any plants that didn’t survive the winter, check trees for soundness (you don’t want one falling on your house), mulch to keep weeds in check. Trim plants that might interfere with the A/C unit.  Freshen up any flower beds by planting new flowers.
  8. Check For Unwanted Pests – Lots of animals like to build nests and cause damage to your home. Check around your home, garage and shed for carpenter ants, termites, hornets, mice and other rodents, and get rid of their nests in a safe manner before they cause damage to your property.

By performing these summer home maintenance tips at the beginning of summer, you can spend the rest of your weekends doing what you please.  These simple jobs will keep your home not only looking good, but in good repair, too.

Do you have any summer home maintenance tips to add to the list? 

 Posted by at 2:24 pm
Jul 122017
 

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Looking for a quick and easy low carb breakfast option for when you’re busy or on-the-go? Jimmy Dean has you covered with their new Simple Scrambles!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I often have trouble finding time to make breakfast for myself and my husband in the mornings. We have both been following a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so we can’t just grab something like a donut to eat when we’re busy or on-the-go.

We usually eat bacon or sausage, eggs, and cheese for breakfast, but it’s often hard to find the time to cook it. Bacon especially takes a while to cook, and it’s something you really have to pay close attention to. My husband often rushes off to work without eating breakfast, simply because we just didn’t have the time to cook anything.

I recently heard about Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles, and I thought it would be a perfect solution for the mornings when I am too busy to cook breakfast for us.

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles come in three varieties – bacon, meat lovers and sausage. You can find them at Walmart, in the refrigerated meats section next to the pre-cooked bacon.

I love how easy these are to cook up. You simply peel the lid off, pour the (REAL!!) eggs in the cup, microwave for 45 seconds, stir, add the meat and cheese, and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds. That’s it!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

I have to say, these Simple Scrambles taste really good! I was afraid they might taste a bit bland or rubbery, but they actually taste like something I would cook myself at home. I love that they are high protein and low carb, and are a fantastic option when I need a quick and easy breakfast. My husband will be taking these to work with him now too!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

The portion size of this product is just perfect. It’s not too much, but it’s enough to leave you feeling full and satisfied. They certainly did not skimp on the meat and cheese either!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

We are planning on taking a family vacation soon, and really want to keep costs as low as we can. We are planning on bringing our own food and eating in our hotel room for most of the vacation. Eating out with toddlers is not really very fun, it’s expensive to eat out all the time, and it can also be challenging to follow a low carb diet when eating out at a restaurant. I will definitely be packing some Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles to take with us on our trip. Our hotel room has a microwave and a refrigerator, so we will be all set!

Pick up some Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles at Walmart, and use the Ibotta app starting August 2nd to snag a 75 cent rebate!

 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Jul 112017
 

You’ll love these Maine Summer Attractions!

Enjoy these Maine Summer Attractions to explore some “off the beaten path” spots with your family. Maine is known for lobster and picturesque waterways, but we’re more than just that! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post. 

Maine Summer Attractions

The Great Outdoors

Maine’s diverse landscape makes it the perfect destination for all things adventure and outdoors!

Monhegan Island – Located 10 miles from the nearest mainland, Monhegan Island is only about a square mile in area and is only accessible by boat. There are no cars, paved roads, etc. It was once known to Native Americans as a prime fishing area, though it’s mostly used for tourism now. Monhegan is the place to go if you’re looking for relaxation and beautiful wilderness. Take the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor to get there.

McLaughlin Garden – Featured in Coastal Home Magazine, McLaughlin Garden is located in South Paris, Maine. It’s a garden and homestead, perfect for nature lovers of all ages. Known as one of Maine’s most stunningly beautiful gardens, McLaughlin Garden is home to a collection of many trees, woody shrubs, and beauties such as hostas, iris, and over 200 lilacs. You definitely want to bring your camera with you when you visit McLaughlin Garden.

Wild Blueberry Festivals – Did you know that Maine produces nearly 85% of the world’s wild blueberries? That’s more than 90 million pounds of blueberries each year! Attending a Wild Blueberry Festival is a must if you’re in Maine.

Pemaquid Point – It’s not a trip to Maine without a lighthouse visit. Pemaquid Point was chosen to be in the 50 State Quarters program, and is one of the most photographed lighthouses on the coast of Maine. The views are breathtaking.

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Larger Than Life in Maine

World’s Largest Telephone – Located in Bryant Pond, this crank powered 14 foot tall telephone is the largest in the world. It weighs over 3,000 pounds!

3-story Outhouse – Also in Bryant Pond, you’ll find this lovely gem.

Paul Bunyan Statue – Standing tall at 31 foot high, this Paul Bunyan statue weighs nearly 4,000 pounds and attracts attention to Paul Bunyan’s birthplace of Bangor. For some reason, his blue ox, Babe, isn’t nearby.

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory – Enjoy a panoramic 360-degree view from a bridge tower forty-two stories high – one of only three such Bridge Observatories in the world and the only one in the western hemisphere!  The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is near Bucksport, Maine on Route 1.

From the top of the observatory, you will be able to see beautiful Penobscot Bay as it meets the Penobscot River. You’ll also have a spectacular view of the Maine coast south to the Camden Hills, East to Mount Desert Island and Northwest to the eastern reaches of the Appalachian Trail and Mount Katahdin.

Fun Oddities in Maine

No Maine Summer Attractions list is complete without some fun and unique things thrown in. You will only find these in Maine!

Eartha – This 3-dimensional scale model of earth actually rotates, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s Largest Rotating Globe. It took two years to build, and represents earth as it is seen from space. The Globe measures 41.5 feet, and can be seen for free in the lobby at DeLorme Headquarters.

Stephen King’s House – You didn’t think I’d skip this one, did you? Maine is where the famous author was born, and he used it for the setting of many of his stories (including Pet Sematary). You can even take a private narrated tour of the Stephen King sites in and around Bangor, Maine!

International Cryptozoology Museum – Yetis, Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and other larger zoological species that remain unverfied by science are studied at this museum. If you’re wondering whether Sasquatch is real or not, I think this is a great place to start.

Desert of Maine – The Desert of Maine is a 40-acre tract of exposed glacial silt (a sand-like substance, but finer-grained than sand) surrounded by a pine forest near the town of Freeport, Maine, in the United States.

Perry’s Nut House – Perry’s Nut House is a tourist stop and store on Route One in Belfast, Maine. Perry’s Nut House opened in 1927, and is a classic example of an American roadside attraction. Here you’ll find Maine’s favorite fudge, shelled nuts, toys, gifts and more!

Leave your favorite Maine Summer Attractions in the comments!


 Posted by at 10:33 am
Jun 252017
 

Want to have a fun and adventurous summer? Keep a toddler travel bag in your car, and you’ll be ready to hit the road in a jiffy!

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

Summer is here, and I’m so excited! We had a pretty cold and wet spring here in Maine, so I am anxious to finally have some nice weather and get out of the house with my kids.

During the summer months, I love to travel around our state. I’m not a fan of the snow, so I pretty much hibernate all winter long. When summer comes, I want to go, go, go! My husband, John, and I, have already taken our kids to the zoo, to some new playgrounds we have never been to, out for ice cream, and to a few different places along the Maine coast. I am really looking forward to taking more day trips this summer. I want to go to the beach, have a picnic at the park, go to the botanical garden, and so much more!

If you’ve ever gone on a day trip with a toddler, you know just how much time and energy goes into packing a toddler travel bag. It honestly takes so much out of me every time I try to pack a toddler travel bag for a day trip. I run around the house like a mad woman trying to find everything I need to pack, and there’s always something that I forget to pack. It’s so exhausting, and by the time I’m done, I don’t even want to leave the house anymore. One day, I finally decided to save my sanity, and pack a toddler travel bag that could be left in my car at all times. Now, we can all be ready to leave the house quickly!

Pack a toddler travel bag with the items below, and you’ll be ready to leave the house in no time at all this summer!

What to Pack in a Toddler Travel Bag for Summer

  1. Sunscreen – Keep your toddler from getting burned by the sun! Always keep a bottle of sunscreen in your car. You won’t want to be caught without it. Make sure you seal it up in a resealable plastic bag so it doesn’t leak out all over your car or toddler’s belongings.
  2. Sun hat – My son has very blonde hair and his head burns quickly in the sun, so I always make sure to keep a sun hat in the car.
  3. Extra set of light clothing – We all know how messy toddlers are, so it’s important to keep an extra set of light clothing on hand in case an outfit change is needed.
  4. Extra set of warm clothing – Living in Maine, we often travel to the coast during the summer months. Some times it is a lot cooler along the coast when the ocean breezes are blowing, so I like to keep a set of warm clothes in the car to keep my kids nice and toasty.
  5. A light jacket with a hood – We often get thunderstorms in the afternoon, so I keep a hooded jacket in the car for my toddlers in case of rain.
  6. Swimsuit – The beach is my favorite place to be in the summer, so I always have a swimsuit in the car for my toddlers.
  7. Beach towels – Don’t forget the beach towels!
  8. Beach toys – Bring a few toys for your toddler to play with at the beach! Mine like to play with sand buckets and shovels.
  9. Water shoes – Beaches can sometimes be a bit rocky and hard on the feet, so I bring water shoes for my toddlers to keep their feet nice and comfortable. It also helps them to walk along the sand easier.
  10. Life jacket or arm floaties – Safety first! Bring a life jacket or arm floaties to keep your toddler safe when they are in the water.
  11. Non-perishable snacks – Toddlers love to eat, and can become hangry very quickly! Don’t forget to load up on their favorite non-perishable snacks!
  12. Picnic Blanket – We often like to have picnics at the beach or park, and it’s nice to have a picnic blanket to sit on while we eat. It keeps our pants from getting dirt or grass stains on them, and also helps to keep the bugs away from our food. Bring a blanket that can be wiped off easily if any food gets spilled on it.
  13. Paper plates, napkins, and cutlery – If you’re having a picnic, you’ll also want to have these on hand!
  14. First aid kit – You never know what might happen while you’re out and about with a toddler. Be prepared for cuts and scrapes with a first aid kit. Keep things like alcohol wipes, band-aids and a pair of tweezers on hand.
  15. Trash bags – Keep a few trash bags on hand for food trash, dirty diapers and wipes, or to store your toddler’s wet clothes until you can wash them.
  16. Diapers and Wipes – Make sure you keep your toddler travel bag stocked up with lots of diapers and wipes! Save some money for summer fun when you print this coupon for $2 off any one Luvs diaper pack. You can use this coupon at any mass, discount, or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than before*, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee. Luvs provides features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands, so you can have more fun this summer!

Luvs DiapersWith a fully loaded toddler travel bag like this, you should be able to get out of the house quickly! Grab some bottles of water for the road, and you’ll be all set.

Don’t forget to restock your toddler travel bag after each day trip, so you’ll be ready for another one!

 

*Vs. product replaced, sz. 2-5

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Jun 122017
 

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

Cauliflower seems to be all the rage lately, and I have totally jumped on the bandwagon! I use cauliflower in place of rice and potatoes all the time. I even recently made a cauliflower ‘hummus’. It was delicious, and surprisingly, very similar to regular hummus!

With summer just around the corner, I am now thinking about how to use cauliflower in my favorite summer salads. It’s such a versatile vegetable that can be used so many ways. I can’t wait to experiment with it some more and see what other fun recipes I can come up with.

I have always loved potato salad, but my husband and I have been eating low carb for over 6 months now, and our diet no longer includes potatoes. Not to worry, though, because cauliflower makes a great faux potato salad!

Spicy Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

Cauliflower on its own can be a bit bland, so I added a little spice to this recipe by adding Colman’s Mustard. Mustard is always a staple in my home, and I usually have at least half a dozen different flavors on hand. It adds so much flavor to my dishes, and it also fits well into my low carb lifestyle.

Spicy Cauliflower Potato Salad

Colman’s Mustard is spicy, but it’s a nose hot, not a throat hot. It doesn’t leave your lips feeling like they are on fire, but it has a nice amount of spice to it. It’s kind of like a mix between wasabi and cayenne pepper, and it’s delicious!

Spicy Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  •        2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  •        2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •        Salt, pepper and paprika to taste
  •        2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  •        2 tablespoons sour cream
  •        1 tablespoon Colman’s Mustard
  •        2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  •        2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  •        2 tablespoons diced green onion

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss cauliflower, salt, pepper, paprika, and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl until cauliflower is well coated.
  3. Arrange cauliflower on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 22-24 minutes, until cauliflower is slightly browned and crispy. (I prefer baking my cauliflower instead of cooking it on the stove because it gets more moisture out of the cauliflower and keeps the salad from getting soggy.)
  4. Remove cauliflower from oven and allow it to cool.
  5. Transfer cauliflower to a medium-sized bowl and add hard-boiled eggs, celery and green onion.
  6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Colman’s Mustard, and a dash of salt and    pepper.
  7. Pour dressing over cauliflower mixture and toss until well combined.
  8. Cover cauliflower salad and place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow the flavors to combine.

Spicy Cauliflower Potato Salad
Spice up your summer dishes with Colman’s Mustard! Find lots of incredible recipes on their website here.

 

 Posted by at 5:37 pm
Jun 012017
 

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer is almost here, and one thing I am really looking forward to is all the yummy food I will be eating! My family gets together quite often during the warm summer months, and we always have a great time catching up with each other, playing with our kids in the back yard, and eating delicious foods, of course!

One of my favorite summer dishes is deviled eggs. My husband and I have been on a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so eggs have become a staple in our home. I love deviled eggs because they are so versatile and delicious. You can really flavor them up any way you want, and they are a perfect ‘grab and go’ food. No plate required! As a Mom of two busy toddlers, finger foods like this are definitely my friend.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

One ingredient I always add to my deviled eggs, no matter which flavor direction I go in with them, is mustard. I love mustard so much that I always have about half a dozen different flavors of it in my refrigerator. You can really add so much flavor to your favorite dishes by adding a bit of mustard. It just gives it so much more depth.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

I was recently given the opportunity to try out Colman’s Dry Mustard. I have never tried this product before, but I was very intrigued by it, as I love mustard so much. I also love all things spicy, and when I heard this mustard had a great kick to it, I knew I had to try it!

Spicy Deviled Eggs

I added the Colman’s Dry Mustard to my deviled eggs, and it sure did give them a nice ‘kick’! The heat from this mustard is not throat hot, but nose hot. It’s sort of like a cross between wasabi and cayenne, and it’s delicious!

Colman’s Dry Mustard can be used in lots of recipes to really bring out the flavor and heat. Add a pinch to pasta, sprinkle on your pizza or serve on sushi! I can’t wait to add this mustard to some of my other favorite dishes, like summer salads and dips!

Spicy Deviled Eggs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tablespoons Colman’s Dry Mustard
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoon dried chives
  • 3 tablespoons Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Hard boil, cool and peel eggs.
  2. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and carefully remove yolks.
  3. Place yolks in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Mixture should be smooth and creamy.
  5. Spoon yolk mixture back into the egg whites.
  6. Garnish with additional dried chives, if desired.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

What dishes will you add Colman’s Dry Mustard to?

 Posted by at 12:01 am
May 282017
 

This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Maine, and I could not be happier. Last summer, my husband built a beautiful fire pit in the back yard, so we plan on spending a lot of time around it this year. We have quite a spacious back yard, and my kids, 2 and 4, love to run around and play outside all day long during the summer months.

Our back yard is such a quiet, relaxing place where we love to spend time and unwind. We host parties all summer long, for birthdays and other special occasions. We have built several raised garden beds that we fill with vegetables every year, and we have also planted berry bushes along our tree line. Today, we planted a whole bunch of flowers, and added a new shrub, too. We take great pride in our yard, and want it to be a welcoming place for friends and family.

While spending more time outside during the warm summer months makes me happy, it also concerns me. Ticks have been abundant here in the Northeast this year. I actually had a tick on me a few weeks ago, and I know several other people who have encountered them as well. Our yard is surrounded by woods, so I am fearful that my kids, and other kids that come visit us could get bit by ticks while playing outside. Ticks can carry lyme disease, as well as other tickborne diseases, so it’s really important to prevent and treat tick bites quickly.

While I am worried about ticks in my back yard, I don’t want to let them stop me and my kids from having an amazing summer. It’s no fun being cooped up inside all day, so we will be taking some extra precautions to prevent tick bites when we head outside.

Lynne Karlson, MD, Chief of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center has some great tips for preventing tick bites and what to do if you find a tick on your child.How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites1. Use insect repellent containing DEET.
2. Make sure your child wears long pants and tuck them into their socks. Do not let them wear sandals in the woods! Ticks are easier to spot on light colored clothing, as well.
3. Check your child thoroughly every evening for ticks. In order to transmit Lyme disease, a tick must be on for greater than 24 hours. I always make my kids strip down completely, and I check them ALL over. Make sure you check hard to see places, like the scalp and in between fingers and toes, too!
4. If a tick is found, use a gloved hand to pull it straight out. Then, wash the bite with soap and water.
5. If you live in a wooded area like I do, get tick tweezers to help remove the bodies of the ticks before they become completely embedded and do damage.

A couple of my own tips for preventing tick bites are to keep your lawn mowed regularly so the grass doesn’t get too long and attract more ticks, and to check your pets for ticks, too, as they can carry them inside the house.

Preventing my children from getting ticks bites is just one of the many concerns I have as a Mom. It seems there is always something to worry about. I do feel some sense of relief in knowing that I am within driving distance of some of the best medical facilities in the world, including Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center. It’s located in downtown Boston and has partnerships throughout the community. They provide pediatric inpatient and outpatient services in every medical and surgical specialty. How amazing is that?! From general pediatrics services to the care of the most complex cancers, heart diseases and traumas – they do it all!

The Floating Hospital for Children provides patient care in a smaller, more intimate setting to allow patients and their families to feel more comfortable during hard times. They really pride themselves on their patient care and their patients prove every day that you don’t have to be big to be strong!


For more information on keeping your kids healthy and strong, visit www.floatinghospital.org.

 Posted by at 10:34 pm
Apr 262017
 

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 Posted by at 3:07 pm
Apr 242017
 

Kids and Dads will have fun bonding while reading these great books about Dad!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to get my kids a few children’s books about Dad. My husband, John, is such a great father. He’s kind, funny, generous and loves to play with, and teach our children. As I type this post, he is showing them how to plant vegetable seeds. He always strives to include them in whatever activity he may be doing. John works so hard at his job, and always does his best to keep all of us safe and happy. He is truly amazing!

I think John will love reading these children’s books about Dad with our kids. I’m sure they will put a smile on his face, and I know my kids will love them too. They just adore their Dad! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post. 

Books About Dad

We love these books about Dad!

My Dad is a Superhero
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
My Dad Loves Me!
My Dad is the Best Playground
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad
Daddy Hugs 123
Froggy’s Day with Dad
Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad (My First I Can Read)
Daddy, My Hero
Biscuit Loves Father’s Day

 My Dad is a Superhero Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) My Dad Loves Me! (Marianne Richmond) My Dad Is the Best Playground The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad! Daddy Hugs (Classic Board Books) Froggy’s Day with Dad Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad (My First I Can Read) Daddy, My Hero Biscuit Loves Father’s Day

Faster! Faster!
My Dad
I Love My Daddy
If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy’s Love Song: 1
My Military Dad: Does Things a Little Different
A Little Book About Me and My Dad
Two Dads: A book about adoption
Today I’m Going Fishing with My Dad
Happiness Is…200 Things I Love About Dad
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads

 Faster! Faster! (Leslie Patricelli board books) My Dad I Love My Daddy (Board Book) If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy’s Love Song My Military Dad…Does Things A Little Different A Little Book About Me and My Dad Two Dads: A book about adoption Today I’m Going Fishing with My Dad Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads

Daddy Dreams
The Ten Best Things About My Dad
My Dad the Superhero!
Just Like Dad (Little Golden Storybook)
Daddy’s Little Girl
My Dad: a Rhyming picture book about an amazing father in celebration of every wonderful Dad out there.
When Mummy Found me a Daddy
Father’s Day for Foal
Why We Love Dads
I Love My Daddy Because

 Daddy Dreams The Ten Best Things About My Dad My Dad the Superhero! Just Like Dad (Little Golden Storybook) Daddy’s Little Girl My Dad: a Rhyming picture book about an amazing father in celebration of every wonderful Dad out there. When Mummy found me a Daddy (Emily’s Explanations Book 1) Father’s Day for Foal: A Rhyming Picture Book for Kids about a Father’s Day Celebration featuring a Horse celebrating his love for his dad. Why We Love Dads: Kids on Playing Catch, Piggyback Rides and Other Great Things About Dads I Love My Daddy Because…

What are your favorite children’s books about Dad?

 Posted by at 5:14 pm
Apr 232017
 

HAVE YOU TRIED PREMIER PROTEIN CLEAR YET?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Being a stay-at-home Mom to a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old keeps me incredibly busy. Some days I feel like all I do is pick up messes, break up fights, change diapers and get my kids food. I sit down in my chair, and three seconds later, one of them needs something else from me. I’m on the go all day long, and often times, it’s hard to find a quiet moment to myself, where I can just relax and regain some energy. Finding time to fix myself something to eat is another challenge I face a lot. It’s so hard to take care of yourself when your kids constantly demand your attention.

In November of last year, my husband and I started following a low carb diet. We have both lost quite a bit of weight and feel so much better! This has been an amazing lifestyle change for both of us. Being on a low carb diet does take some planning and forethought, though. In moments of chaos when I’m really hungry and need something quick to eat, I can no longer turn to something like a bag of chips or a box of crackers. I have to make sure I have plenty of low carb and protein rich foods on hand, so I don’t reach for those carby snacks out of desperation.

I try to make my days as easy as possible now, so I was really excited to hear that Premier Protein, a line of bars, shakes and powders, just launched new CLEAR Tropical Punch beverage in Sam’s Club Stores nationwide!

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This past weekend, my husband and I headed out to Sam’s Club with the kids to do some grocery shopping and to check out the new Premier Protein drink. We were happy to see that they were giving out free samples, so we could try it out before we purchased it. We were immediately sold on it, as it tastes so good! It is a very light and refreshing drink with a delicious tropical punch flavor. I really like that there are no artificial flavors in this drink, and that it has great nutritionals, with only 90 calories and 0g of sugar for 20g of protein.

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We picked up a 12 pack of the Premier Protein CLEAR, and I’m excited that I’ll have something quick & tasty to reach for when I’m just too busy or tired to grab something to eat. These bottles are small enough to fit in my purse and cup holder in the car, so they are great for taking on-the-go! These are going to come in so handy this summer when we are hiking, playing at the park or relaxing at the beach.

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 Posted by at 11:36 pm