DOLE Jarred Fruit Peach Sushi Rolls

(Sponsored) Easy Snacks with DOLE Jarred Fruit – PEACH “SUSHI” This post was sponsored by DOLE Jarred Fruits as part of an Influencer Campaign. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. DOLE Jarred fruit is a perfect ingredient for snacking. No washing, cutting, peeling and minimal cleanup – they make creating healthy snacks easy as 1-2-3. Plus with jarred fruit use only what you need and store the extra in the fridge – as opposed to the canned fruit which requires more steps to save leftovers. DOLE Jarred Fruit offers lots of varieties – sliced peaches, mandarin oranges (perfect out of the jar for toddler snacks), tropical fruit, mixed fruit and pineapple chunks. I keep some on hand for a quick solution to snack problems. I  love being able to see the fruit … [Read more...]

DIY Jalapeno-Habanero Hot Sauce

  Sometimes things just happen for a reason. Do you believe that? Me too. This year I planted 3 jalapeno plants in my garden. I love jalapenos in so many ways – pickled, stuffed and grilled, chopped in a salsa or just sprinkled on food. I love spicy. Well, imagine my surprise when one of those jalapeno plants turned out to be something different.. A habanero plant. These are the bad boys of the pepper world – seriously HOT. Meant to be eaten with quite a bit of measure, and really not enjoyable stuffed or grilled – unless you like pain. So, what to do? I certainly didn’t want to waste them. It struck me! Hot Sauce! Why not make my own hot sauce? [sc:adsense ] Turns out hot sauce is easy to make and easy to customize, flexible with the peppers you have grown or … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe – EASY and perfect for Easter Dinner

Are you planning a special meal? There’s nothing better than homemade rolls on the table. While the idea of making your own can seem daunting – this easy recipe will make even a beginner look like a master baker. I discovered this recipe while looking for a good wholesome option for my kid’s lunches. I am trying to get away from processed foods for our family as much as possible. Making rolls on a Sunday afternoon is easy and has little hands-on time. The majority of time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. Unlike “cooking”, baking is a science and you do have to be pretty close to the directions. Warm milk to activate the yeast and sugar to feed it. This recipe also calls for having your ingredients at room temperature – If like me you keep your whole wheat flour in the fridge … [Read more...]

I tried Nioxin Scalp Treatment for 30 days – A Review

I participated in this product review as part of a campaign with One2One Network. All opinions are my own.   Let’s just start off with this. I have fine hair. It’s not thin, it’s fine. Luckily scientists out there have decided no one HAS to live with fine hair anymore. Bonus? If your hair is thinning (it happens people) the scientists worked out something for you too. It’s NIOXIN. The name is very clinical, but the results? Let’s find out. I agreed to try NIOXIN for 30 days - with a kit tailor made to my hair and my needs – It’s not a one size fits all, so please be sure you pick up the right product. As easy on-line quiz determined I was a 3. The kit comes complete with Cleanser, Scalp Treatment (conditioner) and Scalp Treatment.   Here's a … [Read more...]

Candy Lei Necklace DIY

Have you ever made  a candy necklace? The first time I ever made these necklaces, I was looking for something different than cards for my child to take for “Friendship Day” (aka Valentine’s Day) at school.  It was a very Martha Stewart moment – I made 18 for the class and teachers. Whew!   The good news? These are really very easy with lots of room for personalization.  Change the candy, change the ribbon, use colored plastic wrap, add a To/From tag – the options are endless. Here’s the basics of what you'll need: Plastic Wrap Candy ( demonstrated here is a “kiss” ) - 15 pieces Ribbon - 15  5-6"lengths Measure off  plastic wrap – I used 50”   which will make for a nice finished length . Lay the wrap out and position the candies – about 2” in from the edge and … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Games You Can Make and Play

Baby, It's cold outside! If you are looking for new ways to entertain the kiddos in your house while they are in your house, we've got the inspiration you need! Shake off the cabin fever and have some fun doing it….. The Decorated Cookie used a cereal box (Kix) to create this tabletop mini golf game.  Let your bigger kids use their imagination and work side by side to create their own set ups.  Bluet and Clover shares a way to make good use of a tray for a fun game similar to Candyland. Legos.  You know you've got them. Probably lots of them. Maybe it's time to rethink the Legos into a new use.  Love this chess set that 100 Directions made. [sc:adsense ] Here I Am LouLou  made a magnetic game board.  Using a dry erase marker the possibilities are endless. Plus, I … [Read more...]