Crockpot Baked Potatoes- 12 Days of Picnic Ideas

Can you believe it’s already day 9 of our 12 days of picnic ideas!? Spring is here and that means it’s time to be out and enjoy your family and friends! The weather is finally warmer and we love outside. This month my blogger buddies and I are helping you celebrate the warmer weather by giving you all of these fantastic Picnic and BBQ recipes!

Today, head over and check out this EASY recipe for Crockpot Baked Potatoes! If you have the grill filled up with burgers or are feeding lots of family and friends, these crockpot baked potatoes are the perfect way to feed a crockpot. With just a few easy steps of prep, you can get on to grilling and spending time with your family and friends. OH, and they are so easy to transport, so if you are headed to the park or to someone’s house…no worries! Read more…

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Chocolate Strawberry Hand Pies Recipe- 12 Days of Picnic Ideas

Welcome back to day 8 of the 12 Days of Picnic Ideas series! Today’s feature is an easy chocolate and strawberry hand pie that can be wrapped up quickly, right out of the oven!  This would be a perfect snack to grab if you are heading on a picnic or invited to a summer gathering with friends and family. Grab this delicious recipe at Mommy’s Playbook HERE. Read more…

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Savings Strategies For Moms #WellWisdomWG

by Janell on April 23, 2017

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I have three kids. I always talk about how the first was so hard. I felt like I never got enough sleep, my house was never clean, and it almost feels like you are in survival mode for the first few months. It is really a huge adjustment to figure out what works for you and your baby.

When baby #2 arrived things were a little crazy, but there were so many times I thought to myself – why was baby #1 so difficult. I felt like with baby #2; I was more relaxed. I didn’t feel like to had to do everything the book said. I had more freedom, and I knew how things worked. I also knew that it’s ok if the kitchen wasn’t spotless and if all the laundry wasn’t put away.

I also learned that babies don’t have to be as expensive as we think. We used formula, and I loved that my husband and other kids were able to be part of feedings. It was a special time to connect during feeding time.

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Breastfeeding is best, but sometimes that doesn’t always work out – it didn’t work for us. There are so many options available, but you will get the same quality ingredients of name-brand formula for much less money with Well Beginnings formula at Walgreens. It’s a great option if you are supplementing nursing with baby formula or if you have decided to exclusively formula feed.

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Just look at the difference in prices between the national brand ($28.99)  and Well Beginnings formula at Walgreens ($18.99). You are saving $10 every time you buy the formula. Plus it goes on sale, and you can save even more. I saw it the other day for just $13.99 per canister. You could be saving $40 – $60 each month just on baby formula.

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  • Well Beginnings Premium Infant Formula with Iron, 23.4oz  
  • Well Beginnings Advantage Milk Based Infant Formula with Iron, 23.2oz  
  • Well Beginnings Sensitivity Infant Formula, 22.5oz  
  • Well Beginnings Gentle Infant Formula with Iron, 22.1oz  

Walgreens is also easy to shop – quick in & out. It’s not a huge store, but you can find everything you need. Plus they offer to ship to store/home via online subscriptions allowing for flexibility with busy schedules.

Other ways you can save money is to look for other Well Beginnings products to help keep more money in your wallet. This is our favorite brand of diapers, and I had a baby that leaked in just about every other diaper we tried. You can also pick up wipes, health and wellness products, and bath items.

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You also learn with baby #2 that you don’t have to go out and get all the must-have products. I had a huge garage sale with all the items we never used with baby #1, and I didn’t want to have to try to figure it out with #2. Just find a few items that you think will be helpful. Try to borrow them from a friend or buy them at a yard sale or second-hand store

If you are a first-time mom – please take my advice, sleep when your baby sleeps, national brands are just more expensive, and it’s really ok to buy used items. (Bonus – you will probably be able to sell it for about what you paid for it!)

If you have kids, I would love for you to leave some advice to a new mom. What would you love for her to know to make the transition to being a mom a little bit easier and more affordable?

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Orange fruity dessert Recipe- 12 Days of Picnic Ideas

Welcome back to the 7 Day of the 12 Days of Picnic Ideas!

As long as I can remember, this Mandarin Orange Salad with Pineapple and Cool Whip has been a staple for family get-togethers. Whether for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a fun back yard barbecue – this creamy delight has been a highlight of the meal and is loved by all! I love mandarin oranges and, of course, I love pineapple! This simple dessert combines 2 of my favorite fruits for a refreshing end to the meal. It is light and fruity, without being overly sweet. It’s the perfect dessert because you can make it ahead of time and let it be chilling in the fridge and it makes enough for a crowd. With only 5 ingredients, you just don’t get any easier than this! Read more…

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Greek Pasta Salad Recipe- 12 Days of Picnic Ideas

Welcome back to day 6 of our 12 days of picnic ideas! Todays recipe comes from yours truly! Every good BBQ/Picnic has a cold pasta salad. There are so many different varieties. I love the flavor of a Greek Salad, so this is a lighter version of a Greek Salad. It’s nicely coated in a dressing and it’s full of flavor with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, and more. Read more…

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Win A Supreme Soy Candle Gift Basket!

by Janell on April 21, 2017

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Easy S’mores On A Stick

by Janell on April 21, 2017

My kids love to eat Smores, but I hate the mess. We lose so many marshmallows in the fire and everyone ends up so sticky. That’s why I thought these Easy Smores on a Stick would be the perfect solutions. Not only are they cleaner and easier to eat – we can make them anytime we want!

It’s just a few ingredients and it makes the perfect snack!

Easy Smores On A Stick

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Grilled Caprese Salad on a Stick- 12 Days of Picnic Ideas

Welcome to day 6 of our 12 days of picnic ideas! Picnic and BBQ recipes don’t get much easier than this! Cyn from Creative Cynchronicity is sharing a delicious traditional Caprese Salad recipe – but it’s served on a skewer! And for those of you like Cyn who can’t eat tomatoes, you can still have your own fruit variation. These are absolutely perfect for any summer occasion and for a fun interactive idea, you can just put out the ingredients for your guests and let them build their own skewers.
Get the full recipe – simple as it is – for Grilled Caprese Salad on a Stick with Balsamic Reduction here. Read more…

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Baseball season has started. That means it’s time for new baseball gear for your kids. Im sure they have grown a lot since last season, and you want to get the best deal and the best quality products available. I know my middle son wants new batting gloves, cleats, and a bat!

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CRYSTAL BRACELET Giveaway

by Janell on April 20, 2017

 

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