• Relationships

    Love Challenge

    When you first get together with your husband, your relationship is amazing. With all those butterflies,  you two can’t keep your hands off of each other. But once kids come into the picture…sex is like a foreign word and you put your relationship on the back burner. Your body is not the same, you are always tired, sex drive is non-existent, you never want to be touch after a long day with the kids… the reasons and excuses are endless. According to the HuffingtonPost, “75% of couples feel like their relationship has lost its spark. What’s more, some psychologists estimate that up to 20% of couples have sex no more than 10 times a…

  • Easy Cooking

    Taco Pizza

    INGREDIENTS: 2 tubes (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls ½ package (4 oz) cream cheese, softened ½ cup (4 oz) sour cream 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 cup mexican cheese 1 cup shredded lettuce INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Unroll the crescent roll dough and layout on the ungreased cookie sheet or on parchment paper. Pinch the perforations together to seal. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool. Brown the ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning packet and water, according to package directions. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, whisk…

  • Ipsy,  Mommy Lifestyle

    Ipsy-January 2018

    There are a bunch of different monthly makeup subscription, but Ipsy is my favorite out there! My mother got me an Ipsy subscription as my Christmas gift last year, and it has been one of the best gifts I have ever received. This is a gift that keeps coming every month. For 10 dollars a month, you get a makeup bag and 5 different makeup product. Need makeup advice or tips for that product? Ipsy provides that for you. On your online profile, you will be able to click the products and learn more. There will be a step by step directions on how to use the product and sometimes…

  • Children

    The Flu Is At An All Time High

    According to the Arizona Department of Health, “So far this influenza season 2,976 influenza cases have been reported, compared to just 347 cases last season. That’s an increase of more than 700%.” Children under 5, especially those under 2, are at risk for serious complications if they get the flu. Unfortunately, the flu is a virus and you can only treat the symptoms until it passes through your body. Signs and Symptoms: Fever, which may be as high as 103° F (39.4° C) to 105° F (40.5° C) Muscle and joint aches and pains Not feeling well “all over” Headache Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Worsening cough Nausea Vomiting and Diarrhea–>not common but…

  • Easy Cooking

    Lasagna Roll Ups

    INGREDIENTS: 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 lb lean ground beef 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes 1 (24 oz) can of spaghetti sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese 1 large egg 3 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 2 1/2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese, divided 3/4 cup freshly, finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided 12 uncooked lasagna noodles INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add one tablespoon of olive oil into a large non-stick fry pan and heat over medium-high.  Once heated add ground beef over oil, add chopped onions, minced garlic and cook mixture stirring occasionally and breaking up meat until browned. Drain fat from beef.…

  • Uncategorized

    Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

     Prep Time 10 minutes  Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes  Servings 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup uncooked rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 2 (14oz) cans of green enchilada sauce 1 teaspoon taco seasoning 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves INSTRUCTIONS: Cook rice accordingly. While rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion and bell peppers, and saute, stirring frequently, about 3 min. Stir in rice, corn,…

  • Easy Cooking,  Mommy Lifestyle

    Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes

       Prep Time 10 minutes  Cook Time 1 hour  Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes  Servings 4 INGREDIENTS: BAKED POTATOES 4 russet potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil Salt BROCCOLI CHEESE SAUCE ½ lb steamable frozen broccoli florets 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 3 cups whole milk 1 tsp garlic salt 6 oz medium cheddar, shredded INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash the potatoes well, then dry with paper towel or a clean dish towel. Use a fork to prick several holes in the skin of each potato. Pour the olive oil into a small dish, then use your hands to coat each potato in oil. Place the oil coated potatoes on a baking sheet, and season generously with salt. Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes, or until tender all the…

  • Mommy Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    How To Make 2018 The Best Year Ever

    Every year, January 1st comes around and I make resolutions. But every year, by the time February comes along…those resolutions are down the drain. So this year I sticking to my guns. But this year, I am making resolutions that will make me become a better human being. Below are 5 New Year Resolutions that you should implement in your life if you want 2018 to be a better year. Read More “It really doesn’t matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world and spend a while exploring the domain of the author’s imagination,” -Dr.…

  • Book Review,  Relationships

    Come As You Aren’t

    I was super excited for this, as we are always looking to spice up our sex life. But honestly, I was disappointed and so was my husband. It is a good concept but just didn’t meet our expectations. The description is “This simple role-playing kit will help couples experiment, improvise, and seduce in ways they never would have otherwise imagined. To use the set, one partner draws a Who, a What, and a Where card at random, puts them in an envelope, and then gives the envelope for their partner or leaves it for him or her. From there, it’s up to them to enact the scenarios as they see fit. The…

  • Book Review,  Mommy Lifestyle

    The Daily Question

      This spiritual journal is pretty amazing if you are a person that really likes personal reflection. This daily journal is a 5-year journal with a different question each day of the year. It allows you to look back on the previous years to see how much your life has grown and changed. I am pretty excited to start this personal time capsule today.