Monday, July 21, 2014

The Cleaner Wiener {A Wienervention sponsored by Applegate enter to win}

It's not a secret that we love us some Applegate.
So when I got an email asking if we wanted to have a wienervention, we jumped at the chance to grill up some cleaner wieners.

I am one for full disclosure, with that said I am not a hotdog lover.
If given the option I would choose a hamburger over a dog.
BUT Applegates Natural uncured beef hot dog is a WHOLE other story.
I crave them. 

Hubs is the proud new owner this summer of a Big Green Egg,
so any opportunity he has to use it, he throws down.

Nolan had requested corn dogs, which got me thinking...

Corn dog deconstructed, haha. He was in heaven. 

Hubs had the brilliant idea of getting some Applegate Sunday bacon and having it as a topping. Because bacon makes everything better, its the truth.

Grilling dogs + water slides = prefect summer hangs.

Topped our evening with a sweet treat of ice cream bowls.

Applegate would LOVE to extend a kit to one of you!!


   Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs
-  Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free)
-  Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard
-  Rick’s Pick’s Relish
-   Applegate Apron
-   Grilling tool set
-  Frisbee
-   Mini Applegate Cooler
 - Susty paper straws and napkins

To enter leave a comment, letting me know what would be your Hot dogs + _______ = perfect summer evening. US residents only. Open til midnight on Jul 25.
Good luck.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Buggie {Jamz Streetwear}

Just had to share some images I took of my little string bean yesterday.
I look at her and sit in awe.
She is turning into such an amazing lady.

She is conquering her fears and putting herself out there by joining cheerleading next year.
This is HUGE for my little shy girl. 

She is such a little force of nature.
Her love is undying.
Her friendships are her world.

Her beauty is undeniable.
Inside and out.

Her imagination is always on.

Her laugh is contagious.
And her sense of humor is natural.

Most of all she is such a joy.

Her amazing hat and shirt are from Jamz.
I am totally smitten with Jamz.
It brings me back to my Punky Brewster days.
The days when neon ruled the word.
Thanks Jamz for the amazing clothes and bringing back my childhood memories to relive through my kids!  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Life recap.

I will save the "hey guys I am alive, blah blah blah" stuff, since its has been said by me over the past year on every random post I have done.
Lets just do a quick life recap.

Since we last spoke,

Beyonce dropped a new secret album.

 Avery had her first run, and ran a 9:49 mile. I cried when she crossed the finish line.

Field Day came and was a jumping success.

My littles did what they do best, got snugly in some Hello sweatshirts.

I downloaded a new app, ha.
It was fun for this one photo, then I was like how many animal head photos do I REALLY want?!

Avery turned into a teenager, but seriously.

Then made us beam with Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance.

Nolan started soccer. Its pretty much the cutest thing ever.

I co- hosted a baby shower.

I jetted to Savannah for a girls trip. I HIGHLY recommended Savannah for a girls trip, it pretty much rules. {shirts from Passive Juice Motel}
 I got a furphew, his name is Murphy. I am smitten.

We celebrated Easter.

Buggie turned 8. Yes you read that right 8. 

I gave up party planning so she could have her blowing party.
I ordered a cake and just showed up. It was pretty amazing and stress free.
She also got custom hand painted Lisa Frank inspired Chucks. They are epic. 
Check out Sink or Swim for more info

 Lastly, I started selling Rodan + Fields, its pretty much the most amazing skin care.  

So its been busy. And not slowing down. Today marks 25 days left of school. Summer is just around the corner and is already packed. 
Oh I turn 35 this month, so there is that to look forward too, ha.

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Strawberry and Blood Orange Salad {And winner of Applegate Pizza Party in a Box}

Strawberry Blood Orange Salad:
- greens of your choice, I use Organic Girl Super Greens
- Strawberries
- Segments of one half a blood orange
- Candied nuts
- Honey goat cheese

Add to bowl and enjoy this spring salad!

And Gretchen P, you are the lucky winner of The Applegate Pizza Party in a Box! Please email your address.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Applegate Pizza Party in a Box Giveaway

It's no secret I LOVE me some Applegate.
I mean I did a whole lunch series with them back at the beginning of school, I buy their Sunday Bacon in bulk at our BJ's, and I always have some form of their cheeses on hand 
{another not so secret, I LOVE cheese}.

When I heard they had come out with new mini pepperonis in turkey and pork options, I was stoked.
And my excitement continued when my Pizza Party in a Box arrived.

When I pulled all the goodies out and said to the kids its PIZZA night, they responded with 
"Can we have calzones?" 
Um, sure why not.  
Cause pepperonis aren't just for pizza right?!

A little bit of important info on these tasty bites that will make you feel good about feeding them to your clan:

-100% vegetarian grain-fed pork or turkey - no fillers
- No antibiotics
- Less fat and sodium than conventional brands
- Made from humanely raised pork and turkey
- No hormones
- Perfect on pizza, salads, a meat and cheese board, and just snackin’

We leaned towards the turkey, thats not to say the pork isn't delicious.  But I think since we have been using turkey pepperonis for so many years it was just a taste and texture we were more use to. 
And yes I have a "fancy" calzone maker.  It's really not necessary but the kids love to flip it and cut the excess dough off so we use it. 

And for a little extra veg option I also made zucchini boats. Simply half and cut the ends of, then scrap the seeds out.  Fill with sauce, add you pepperonis and cheese and bake with your calzones or pizza.  

All in all I think Applegate has another home run on their hands. 
And they want to send one lucky person their own Pizza in a Box to see for themselves!

Box includes:

·         Both varieties of new Applegate Naturals Mini Pepperoni and Provolone Cheese
·         King Arthur Flour Pizza Crust Mix (also available in Gluten Free!)
·         Small batch tomato sauce
·         Recipe for mini pizzas
·         Pizza cutter
·         Kitchen towel
·         Apron

Just leave a comment below.
Open to US residents only til midnight Feb 16th. 
Winner will pick randomly by and announced Monday Feb 17th.