Memorial Day Weekend Recap!


Happy long weekend! Here's a little peek at how we've been staying busy... Friday was the older boys' last morning of preschool for the year. Gibbs goes on to Kindergarten in the fall and Casey will return for his second year of preschool. I snapped a few photos of all of my boys as we were headed out the door on Friday morning for the final ceremony. Gibbs was given the "Awesome Architect" award (because he loves building anything and everything!) and Casey was given the "Adorable Artist" award. Both very appropriate!! After school, we returned home for lunch, ... Read more

Upside Down Pineapple Cake Protein Shake

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Have your cake and eat it, too -- for breakfast! With a cake batter-flavored smoothie base, pineapple, caramel, and a cherry on top, this Upside Down Pineapple Cake Protein Shake is packed with all of the flavors of your favorite dessert. But don't be fooled! This healthy breakfast or filling snack only tastes indulgent. It's full of nutritious ingredients and plenty of protein to keep you fueled and refreshed this season! After sharing quite a few recipes for some of my favorite protein ... Read more

Family Story Night Under the Stars + Easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Family Story Night Under the Stars with Easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Hi, friends! I'm popping in today with something a little bit different... Did you catch yesterday's recipe for my Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad? In that post, I explained that I'll be working closely with Perdue for the next couple of weeks to share some delicious summer-inspired recipes and family-friendly activities. Today's fun is actually an Instagram post! If you don't follow me on Instagram yet, you can head over HERE to check out the full details! In my Instagram post, I share my ... Read more

Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad

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Thanks to Perdue Chicken for sponsoring today's post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. #YummerSummer Welcome the warm weather with a cool, healthy, and refreshing dish! My mom's recipe for Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad has been a favorite among family and friends for over 30 years, thanks to the perfect combination of juicy chicken, crisp vegetables, and tender pasta -- all tossed together in a light Asian-inspired dressing. It's a perfect make-ahead weeknight dinner and a ... Read more

Birthday Cake Muffins

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Doesn't everyone deserve a sweet breakfast treat on their birthday? Loaded with rainbow sprinkles and coated with a sweet glaze, these Birthday Cake Muffins are the perfect way to spoil your loved ones on a special day! Let's be honest. A birthday is really just a great excuse to eat cake ALL.DAY.LONG. Even for breakfast! And since my sweet Casey is turning 4 today, I knew that I wanted to come up with a fun breakfast treat for him to start his day on a high. Since he is my ... Read more

Weekend Recap + a Birthday Boy!


Wow, it has been quite the week around here! I'm actually starting this Weekend Recap with a rewind back to earlier in the week.  I had surgery on the varicose veins in my right leg on Wednesday afternoon, so I was out of commission for a few days. Feet up! Thank goodness for grandmothers, babysitters, and Daddy (who stayed home from work!). Since Casey turns 4 tomorrow (!!!), we had a small birthday lunch party for a few of his friends last week after morning preschool. I knew that with my ... Read more

Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake

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If you’re headed to any picnics, potlucks, or gatherings with family and friends this season, this Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake will quickly become the star of the show! Hi, friends! Before we get to this sweet spring dessert, I wanted to mention THE NEW WEBSITE! Have you noticed that The Seasoned Mom got a little bit of a facelift this past week? I've been working hard with Sara at Moonsteam Design for months to create a more user-friendly, streamlined site with greater ... Read more

2-Ingredient After-Sun Skin Soother

After Sun Skin Soother

With summer on its way, you will want to add this 2-Ingredient After-Sun Skin Soother to your seasonal toolkit! In just two minutes you can prepare an all-natural spray that will safely and easily relieve the tender soreness and pain that often accompanies a mild sunburn after a day in the great outdoors! We all do our best to slather ourselves and our children with high levels of SPF protection any time that we will be exposed to the sun, right?! But guess what: accidents happen, we may ... Read more

Healthy Peach Jam Bars

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These Healthy Peach Jam Bars are a nutritious make-ahead breakfast, an easy on-the-go snack, or even a light dessert! With only 5 simple ingredients, you can pull these crumb bars together in minutes and pack them up for all of your summer adventures. Now that the warmer weather has officially arrived in Virginia and my older two boys have almost finished their year of preschool, we are spending most of our time outside enjoying the sunshine. With our energy focused on ... Read more

Bacon and Cheese Cornbread Salad

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Bacon, cheese, and cornbread come together in a delicious, easy, make-ahead dish that is perfect for all of your warm weather gatherings! Bring this crowd-pleasing Bacon and Cheese Cornbread Salad to your next potluck, picnic, or cookout and it will disappear fast! I'm pretty sure that if you toss some crispy, crumbled bacon and some sharp Cheddar cheese into just about any recipe, the dish will instantly be a winner. The combination is a classic and it will never steer you ... Read more