Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery Shopping 101: Easy tips to help you save money when shopping for groceries.

DIY California and Vegetable Rolls

DIY California and Vegetable Rolls

My kids and I love (cooked) sushi. Although my 14 YO will eat pretty much any kind of sushi, even the raw stuff, I just can’t get over the raw fish factor so I stick to “safe” things like California Rolls, Caterpillar rolls (my favorite), vegetable rolls and anything with tempura. NEWS FLASH…. I like seared tuna! Had the opportunity to taste some at Bonefish Grill and my friends FORCED me to try it. I’m so glad I did! Now back to your regularly scheduled recipe. With a family of seven, we just can’t afford to go out and get sushi as often as we would like. It’s too expensive! A friend suggested since I love to cook, I should start making my own. Truthfully, it never even crossed my mind! So …

Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

I’m sure you are thinking “what the heck is geocaching?” Well, I always describe it as a modern-day treasure hunt, only the treasure map is your smartphone or GPS and the treasure is a box of dollar store trinkets. There are nearly 6 million geocachers and over 2.6 million active geocaches worldwide—there are probably caches near you right now. What is a cache? Literally a cache is “a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.” In geocaching, a cache is simply a container that geocachers hide and find using GPS coordinates… caches come in all different shapes and sizes–anywhere from micro-sized, where there is just enough space for a very small log (a piece of paper to sign when you find the cache) to large ammo cans …

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning - My Mommy Brain

The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Party Planning

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. I have a confession. I hate planning birthday parties. Coming up with a clever theme, all the researching, organizing, Pinterest-ing and the feelings of inadequacy that brings! Then all the shopping, baking, goody bag making… it’s all too much for a lazy mom like me. I’d rather spend my time with the girls doing fun things like exploring the many Charlotte area festivals and events! Not to mention I’m cheap! I know it’s less work, but I don’t want to spend the money to have a party outside of our …

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners With PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® fresh organic whole chicken

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. The past eight weeks or so we have been in a bit of a dinner rut. I’ve been working a lot and attending events, and the kids are prepping for EOGs, finals and summer vacation. I never seem to have enough time to make a proper trip to the store to buy groceries. While I happen to love it, you can only serve breakfast for dinner for so many nights in a row before the kids threaten to call Child Protective Services. Usually to avoid this I’d either run down to …

Tasty Tuesday – Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

My 15-year old SUV has been in the garage for a week having a new exhaust system installed and getting the A/C repaired (lucky me). Because it was the last week of school I had something going on each day where I needed a car, so I ended up driving my husband to work and picking him up every day. I felt like I’d spent my entire week in the car… Today I told him to just take his car and I’d survive being stuck at home for the day. My kids spent 2/3 of the day watching TV. Finally after listening to 6 hours of Psych in the background I’d had enough! I threw my kids outside and told them to turn on the sprinkler and have fun outdoors …