Bacon, Cheddar, and Apple Panini Bites

Bacon, Cheddar, and Apple Panini Bites - Salty, crunchy, tangy, and sweet, this panini has it all! From

Oh bacon, cheddar, and apple paninis, where have you been all of my life? Your crunchy, cheesy, salty, tanginess, is bringing so much joy into my life  (and my mouth)!

Seriously, I don't think I will ever be able to go back to ham sandwiches again, I am sorry ham sandwiches, it's not you it's.... wait, it IS you! 

Sharing Advice #FromTheHeart + 65 Heart Healthy Recipes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Heart Truth® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
65 Heart Healthy Recipes from

Hey gang, did you know that February is American Heart Month? 

Yup, it is, and that is why I am partnering with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) We want to get the word about their The Heart Truth® program. The program helps to raise awareness about heart disease in women, and how you can reduce the risk factors for heart disease.

So I decided to tell you a bit about my story, share some advice #FromTheHeart, and show you some pretty awesome heart healthy recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and even snacks and a dessert!

A Progressive Dinner with Negra Modelo #theperfectcomplement

A Progressive Dinner with Negra Modelo from

I want to thank Negra Modelo for a wonderfully delicious evening, and for sponsoring this 
post, it is #theperfectcomplement  Cheers!

Have y'all ever gone to a progressive dinner? You know, where you go from house to house for each different course?

I have always wanted to do it, but our friends all live so far apart.

So I was super excited to be invited, by Negra Modelo, to a progressive dinner through 3 different restaurants in Tacoma, WA! Each restaurant would be serving a drink, and a dish, that used Negra Modelo as an ingredient, as well as showcasing flavors that paired well with Negra Modelo.

Shrimp and Bacon Cauliflower Fried Rice

This cauliflower fried rice recipe gives you all of the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeout, without the carbs and calories!

Sears Has Me Covered with Their Bundled Maintenance Package

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Sears has me covered with their Appliances Bundled Maintenance Package

I want to send a shout out, and a big ol' thank you, to Sears Home Appliances and Services for providing me with in-home appliance services and for sponsoring this post!

I cook, I clean, I organize, I schedule, I shop, I plan, and do pretty much everything else under the sun. I is a busy busy girl! But when something breaks, I am at a loss, clueless, out of my comfort zone. I just want it to be fixed so I can get back to my life as usual.

But my fairy Godmother, and little elves, never seem to be around when I need them!

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie - A delicious breakfast alternative that brings together the classic combo of peanut butter and banana. By using peanut butter powder, the calories and fat are lower, and the protein is higher from

OK, I went and did it.

I jumped on the smoothie bandwagon. 

I fought it for a longggggg time. I hate to conform. I was one of those kids that did exactly what I was told NOT to do. Yes, I was that one . I have always marched to the beat of my own drummer, and love it that way. 

But, in this smoothie situation, I ended up giving in because 

  1. Uhh hellooooo peanut butter and banana! 
  2. I am trying to find high protein/lower calorie breakfast options.
  3. Who doesn't like feeling like they are drinking a milkshake for breakfast??

Jambalaya Pasta with Crawfish and Sausage #SundaySupper

Jambalaya Pasta with Crawfish and Sausage from

Let's take a moment to thank Zatarain's for sponsoring this post , Laissez les bons temps rouler !!

Oh how I wish I was in New Orleans right now. Now would be the perfect time to go because it’s Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is a HUGE holiday in New Orleans, and is celebrated during the two weeks prior to February 9th, which is Fat Tuesday, the day before the start of the Lenten season.

I have wanted to go since I was in high school. Back then I had visions of wandering down Bourbon Street, with the crowds of people, following the parades, and dancing in the streets. I planned on staying up all night to greet the dawn with the thousands of other party goers.