DIY Apple Pail Teacher Gift

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Want to wow teacher and score some extra credit points at the beginning of the school year?  Then this DIY apple pail teacher gift is perfect for you! I recently shared the fun and easy tutorial for turning a plain galvanized pail into an apple pail gift filled with cherry sour treats for getting teacher through the first week of school.  It's a great way to tell your child's teacher that you can't wait to have a great school year with him or her! You can find the tutorial over on Darice's ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Thank you fairlife and Ralphs for sponsoring this delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe.  All ideas are always 100% my own.  #livethefairlife #CollectiveBias In just a few days it's back to school time for us.  Gone will be the lazy mornings, replaced with rushed mornings of lunch packing, homework gathering, and breakfast making. I am always on the lookout for a quick and easy healthy breakfast for my family and I, and today I've got a delicious breakfast idea to share with you- a ... [ Read More ]

#Ad How to Grill Cornish Hens

How to Grill A Cornish Hen

Thank you Tyson, Kikkoman, and Walmart for sponsoring these tasty How To Grill Cornish Hens post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #JuicyGrilledCornish #CollectiveBias Have you ever tried making a Cornish hen?  If not, don't let the intimidating name fool you! Cornish hens are very easy to cook, and are very delicious grilled!  A Cornish hen is a young chicken that usually weighs around 2 lbs. Today I'm going to show you how to grill a Tyson® Cornish Hen.  These are all ... [ Read More ]

Grilled Chicken Jalapeño Burger with Guacamole

Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Burger with Guacamole

Thank you La Morena and Walmart for sponsoring this tasty Grilled Chicken Jalapeño Burger with Guacamole recipe.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias Do you hae a certain meal that you usually order when you got out?  A grilled chicken sandwich is one of my staples that I usually go back to when we go out to eat.  I am a chicken girl through and through, and love all the variations of grilled chicken sandwiches that are out there! Today I'm sharing ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Travel Bingo Game

Travel Bingo Game

Thank you Albertson's for sponsoring this Free Printable Travel Bingo Game as part of their "Best Road Trip Ever" Sweepstakes.  As always, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.  #RoadTripHacks #CollectiveBias #Albertsons I can't tell you how many times when driving on our family vacations I've heard the dreaded words, "Are we there yet?"  I've learned after 4 kids and countless vacations that I can almost avoid those words with a little planning. As a former elementary school teacher, I'm ... [ Read More ]

Bathtime Made Easy with Sterling Prevail

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This post brought to you by Sterling. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. Our family loves taking baths in our upstairs bathroom, and I've just found a way to make our bath time routines even easier! Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology can be added to any bath or shower to create a flexible bottom track that is comfortable, easy to clean, and is perfect for families. The track can be sat on and stepped on, making it a perfect for fit for ... [ Read More ]

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

A big thank you to Kraft and Walmart for sponsoring this Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias Have you ever wondered what summer would taste like if you could capture its' flavor?  Today I have the answer for you, and it is hands down one of my new favorite drinks! The strawberry basil lemonade recipe I'm sharing with you today combines two of my favorite summer tastes- red juicy strawberries with fresh sweet ... [ Read More ]

Almond Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe

Almond Salted Caramel Brownies

Thank you to Brookside chocolates and Target for sponsoring this Almond Salted Caramel Brownies recipe.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #DiscoverBrookside #CollectiveBias Rich, fudgey, gooey brownies are one of my favorite treats.  Not only are these almond salted caramel brownies delicious, but they are very easy to make, and perfect for entertaining. If you're looking for a rich dessert to serve to guests or enjoy with your family, then I've got the perfect recipe for ... [ Read More ]

A Clean House + an Awesome Giveaway!

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A big thank you to Amazon Home Services for sponsoring this post and awesome giveaway.  All ideas and opinions and ideas are always 100% my own. I'm SO excited for today's post!  Not only am I going to share an amazing service with you, but you're going to have the chance to win an incredible giveaway that I'm thrilled to be part of! Have you ever wished that you had house cleaners to take care of those dirty floors, or to scrub the showers that you never can find the time to clean?  I felt ... [ Read More ]

Star Wars Rebels Party

Star Wars Rebels Party

A big thank you to Disney, American Greetings, and Walmart for sponsoring my son's Star Wars Rebels Party.  #BDayOnBudget #CollectiveBias My son's birthday is coming up in a few days, and because he's such a Star Wars fan (like father like son), I decided to throw him a Star Wars Rebels party.  I'm so excited to share all of the fun details with you today! If you're planning a party of any kind, I've got some great tips in this post on how to plan your party on a budget.  You don't have to ... [ Read More ]