Orange Fruit Cups

Several years ago I hosted a Citrus Dinner Party for my mom and a group of her teacher friends.  One of the most popular details of that party were these Orange Sherbet Orange Cups.  Everyone seemed to love that I used the actual oranges to serve the sherbet, so I decided to do the same thing for our Orange You Glad It's Summer party. But, instead of sherbet I made these healthy Orange Fruit Cups. I am a big fan of turning the ordinary into extraordinary, it's the little details … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Ice Cubes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone.#FindYourSparkle #CollectiveBias As summer arrives and temperatures start to soar it's no secret you need to reach for water to stay hydrated, but sometimes it can be much harder than you would think. This summer I'm using fruit infused ice cubes and Dasani Sparkling water to escape the chaos, add a little fizzy fun and stay hydrated. I have tried lots of different sparkling water … [Read more...]

Tips for Drinking More Water

How many times have you read or been told to drink more water throughout the day? It's one of those things we all know we are supposed to do, but surprisingly something as simple as drinking water is a task most people struggle with, including myself. I am constantly trying to make sure I get my daily water intake in, but let's face, most days I need a lot of motivation! I have partnered with Brita® to share an easy DIY project and my tips for drinking more water. Our bodies are made up of … [Read more...]

Easy Grab and Go Breakfast for Busy Moms

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jimmy Dean through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jimmy Dean Delights, all opinions are my own I am not a morning person. I never have been and I doubt that I ever will be, but as a busy working mom, sleeping in has never really been an option.  My days are jammed packed with meetings, sports practice, volunteer work, feeding my family and endless piles of laundry.  For the last few years I've … [Read more...]

Breakfast Banana Split

Are you like me and struggle to come up with easy, healthy and delicious breakfasts?  Maybe it's because I don't like mornings much or I'm too busy rushing to get the kids off to school and my work day started, but breakfast is one of those meals I struggle with.  Honestly, most mornings I skip breakfast, but in an effort to focus more on living a healthy life I'm changing that.  I'm focusing on starting my mornings off right with healthy meal like my new favorite, a Breakfast Banana … [Read more...]

DIY Motivational Water Bottle

Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  I'm making it a habit to drink more water on a daily basis, but first I'll admit I need a little extra push to help keep me on track.  I'm confident that my new DIY Motivational Water Bottle is just the thing I need to help keep me on track. Do you ever feel the need to hit the reset button and get back on track?  Lately, with all the holiday celebrations, rainy weather and demanding work schedules it's been challenging to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

I love chocolate.  I love avocados.  But, I would have NEVER thought to pair those two ingredients to make a rich, decedent dessert that is not only delicious but healthier for you too!  You absolutely have to make these Chocolate Avocado Truffles, they are SO good! My kids school recently hosted a Healthy Recipe Video Challenge and of course my daughter wanted to enter because she wanted to defend her winning title from last year.  You may remember that she created a fun breakfast recipe … [Read more...]

Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Was one of your goals for the new year to make healthier choices?  Me too and with lots of travel and busy schedules this month it's been much more of a challenge than I expected.  So lately I've been looking for quick, easy and healthy recipes and my new morning favorite is this Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie. It tastes just like the iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles we used to love as kids.  That was always what I would pick when the ice cream truck would come by, oh the memories! But, … [Read more...]

Pistachio Trail Mix

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute. How many of you started 2014 with fitness or healthy eating goals?  Our family has been trying to make healthier choices for the past few months, but with busy schedules, house hunting frustrations and never ending temptations it hasn't always been easy.  Between all this and my kids asking for a snack every time I turn around I knew it was time to add some healthier snacks to our line-up to help us stay on … [Read more...]

Squeeze the Most Out of Mornings with Jimmy Dean Delights

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BreakfastDelight  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. As a mom we know how important starting the day with a healthy breakfast is, but if you are anything like me it’s one of the most challenging meals to squeeze in.  Every morning I hit the ground running, usually with a long to-do list, and rarely slow down until well after the sun has gone down.  I'm sure … [Read more...]