Thursday, January 19, 2017
One of the best things you can do for your body is to choose healthier foods. It can be tough to balance organic eating with a reasonable budget, but it's possible and worth the effort. We try to cook with as many fresh, organic ingredients as possible, but it's not always realistic with our schedules. On hectic days, it helps to have items on hand that make meals easy, but still align with our healthier eating goals. We like to have a few jars of Dave's Gourmet Organic Sauces in our cabinets to toss together with some whole grain or gluten-free pasta on busy evenings. At $8.99 for a jar of sauce and $2.00 for the pasta, we can feed our whole family for under $3.00 a person and still feel good about the meal. We even end up with a little left over for my husband to take to work the next day!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Happy New Year! With resolutions in full swing, home makeovers rank top of the list for many. This year, you can count us in, too! While we would love to go crazy on expensive renovations, there are plenty of ways to achieve a fresh look without breaking the budget.
One of the easiest ways to give a living space a new vibe is an area rug. With tile and hardwood floors, the rug becomes the focal point of the room and really ties it all together. We're used to shelling out a small fortune for rugs, so when I came across a site called eSaleRugs.com, I couldn't believe how affordable the prices were. Of course, initially I was skeptical of the quality, but they looked gorgeous and the reviews were really complimentary, so I was excited to try it myself.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Super Bowl 2017: Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer #partyplanning #superbowl2017 #drinkmenu #glutenfree
Monday, January 9, 2017
Since Pop Chips pressurizes their chips to a pop instead of frying them, it creates chips with half the fat. As an added bonus, they're gluten-free. This brand offers plenty of flavor varieties, too, so there's really no reason NOT to make the switch. Check out the flavor options below:
Thursday, January 5, 2017
If you've decided to ring in 2017 with health and beauty resolutions, you're in good company. In fact, it's one of the most popular resolutions made each year! One easy way to stick with your goal is to invest in quality hair products. Personally, Biolage is at the top of my list.
About two months ago my stylist recommended Biolage to improve the strength of my hair. I ended up sticking to the regimen below and am really happy with how much healthier my hair is now.You wouldn't know how dry it is naturally because Biolage KeratinDose moisturizes and smooths so well. It's also helps with my over-processed highlights, which are pretty fragile otherwise. Within about a month, I noticed a substantial difference.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Most everyone is familiar with Chicago-style pizza and those who have been to the Windy City have their favorites. Well, get ready to celebrate because we just found out that one of the most popular pizza places in town, Pizzeria Uno, now ships their pizzas across the US, right to your doorstep! I swear, every time we are in town we end up waiting forever just to get our hands on this pizza, so this new option is a big deal in our home. Pizza is a Super Bowl party focal point with our group of friends and family, so pulling these out of our oven on the big day is going put our spread over the top!
Monday, December 19, 2016
Decadent Holiday Hosting Made Easy! #MurraysCheeses #holidayhosting #holidaygift #dinnerparty #appetizers
Hosting holiday parties is by far our favorite part of the winter season. Menu planning is a passion and outdoing the year before is a must! This year, we're over-the-top excited to serve the MVP—Most Valuable Platter—ordered from Murray's Cheese. If you haven't sampled their products before, we highly recommend checking out the website here. Our order was placed on Monday and arrived on Wednesday in a sleek wooden crate, still cold in the box. The shipping speed was amazing, but we can't say enough about the high quality of their meats and cheeses. As soon as we unpacked it, we both had the same thought...this would make an exceptional holiday gift, too!
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Ninja Coffee Bar System may be our favorite Holiday Guide Guide selection of the season! By now you've probably seen it on TV or in stores like Target, Home Depot and Kohls. We fully expect it to be the big ticket item this holiday and for good reason. Having been Keurig users for years, the guilt of all that pod waste doesn't sit well. Even after switching to the reusable filter, we remain stocked with gifts of coffee pods...a vicious cycle! It's been a big deal to find a new coffee maker that keeps things easy, but the Ninja Coffee Bar System Auto IQ model was a no-brainer. It has everything we want and more! Since we already use our Ninja Blender all the time and love it, we felt pretty confident that this coffee system would be just as fantastic.