Stuff We Love This July


I know, I know...July is almost over! It's been a busy month around here so I'm just now sneaking in my "Stuff We Love" post for the month. I guess I've been doing some shopping recently because I had a long list of things to share with you. I'll save a few items for next month, though...this doesn't need to be a marathon post! Disclosure: This post contains a few affiliate links. Gobble n Go Stainless Steel Snack Cup with Two Lids: I've been using plastic snack cups like this one for years, but EcoVessel's stainless steel version is BY FAR the best yet. It comes with two different lids: ... Read more

Easy Cinnamon Streusel Peach Cake

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There’s no better way to enjoy sweet, ripe, and juicy peaches than in this Easy Cinnamon Streusel Peach Cake! It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert and it comes together in just minutes (thanks to some help from a boxed cake mix)! But beware -- this sweet treat disappears fast! About 8 years ago, my husband and I moved into a 100-year-old farmhouse in rural Central Virginia. At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are surrounded by gorgeous farms and plenty of fresh ... Read more

Overnight Peach Cobbler Protein Oats + A Great Deal to Share on Finish® Products!

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If you're looking for a healthy, fast, make-ahead breakfast option that's just perfect for the season, then you have come to the right place! These Overnight Peach Cobbler Protein Oats are loaded with nutritious fruit, whole grains and protein, but they taste like your favorite summer dessert! I've done it again, folks! I've taken the humble little oat and turned it into a delicious and easy weekday breakfast or quick snack. Your tastebuds will think that you're indulging in sweet, fruity, ... Read more

Chocolate Almond Coconut Snack Mix

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An easy, make-ahead snack option that's ready in just minutes, full of delicious ingredients, and 100% kid-approved! With loads of chocolate, almonds, and coconut, this Chocolate Almond Coconut Snack Mix is a sweet-and-salty treat to satisfy any craving and power you through all of your adventures! Do you guys love to snack as much as we do? With three little boys (and one big boy), I never leave home without a full stash of munchies in my bag. That's especially true when we're off on active ... Read more

Weekend Recap!


Hi there! It's Sunday afternoon, so that means it's time for a recap! I hope that you've all enjoyed another summer weekend. Shall we start by backtracking to earlier in the week? Monday and Tuesday were oppressively HOT, so we spent more time than usual indoors. This desperate mom even brought all three boys to the library, where Spencer made a new friend. He thought she was quite cute and he even shared the dump truck with her. Water beads are also a mom's best friend when the ... Read more

{Healthy!} Banana Split Bread

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Your family can enjoy a nutritious, sweet treat for breakfast or snack…and it tastes like dessert! Packed with fruit and whole grains, this Healthy Banana Split Bread is an easy, make-ahead recipe that freezes well and appeals to both kids and adults! Do your kids love muffins and breakfast breads as much as mine do? It seems like I make a loaf of banana bread every couple of weeks because it’s my go-to solution when I have some extra, overripe bananas to use up. I love that I can bake it ... Read more

Korean Beef Kabobs

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Need a quick and easy dinner idea that the entire family will love? These tender and juicy Korean Beef Kabobs are packed with flavor (thanks to a simple and fresh marinade), and then seared on the grill for maximum smokey char. It's summer on a stick! Can you believe that it's almost August? You didn't actually think that I'd let the summer pass us by without at least one more grilling recipe, did you? You might remember my Peach-Glazed Chicken Kabobs from earlier in the season, which ... Read more

Crab and Avocado Melt

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The classic tuna melt gets an upgrade! Just as quick and easy as the original, this Crab and Avocado Melt is full of fresh ingredients for a fast lunch or simple weeknight dinner that's ready in just minutes! I am so inspired by fresh summer produce! And since I can't grow ALL of my own food in my garden, I'm glad that my local Food Lion grocery store has all of our favorite wholesome ingredients readily available! During a quick spin through Food Lion (with three little boys in tow), ... Read more

Zucchini Pie

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Are you on zucchini overload? Don't miss this easy Zucchini Pie, which is the most delicious way to enjoy fresh summer produce! With only about 15 minutes of preparation time, you can have a fancy and tasty side dish to serve with some grilled meat, or a vegetarian main course option that will satisfy even the heartiest appetites.  For me, zucchini and yellow squash are synonymous with summer. I guess it's because there always seems to be more of these two veggies than anyone knows what ... Read more

That “New Car” Fresh Scent

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have kids, then you can probably relate to my constant headache: a vehicle that is covered in crumbs, spills, muddy footprints, and other lovely traces of my children. That’s why I was more than willing to try out a new (to me) auto air freshener when the opportunity presented itself. PERK Fresh Link is an innovative brand of automotive air fresheners offering long-lasting, high-quality fragrances in ... Read more