Thursday, May 3, 2018

These days...

“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly" 
Growth is a process.” 

These days I am...

  • Reading- The sun and her flowers by, Rupi Kaur
  • Listening to You by, Petite Biscuit
  • Enjoying every moment with my children. - It's true that they grow so fast.
  • Growing some indoor plants
  • Focusing on ways to better myself
  • Taking photos of things that I love and enjoy. Pictures are so dear to me, but the people in the photos hold a special place in my heart ♡
  • Finding myself questioning why death happens. After the death of my father, I've really just questioned it over and over again.
  • Feeling the sun on my skin. 
  • Listening to my littlest one read. 
  • Watching my oldest build a tower out of blocks
  • Reminiscing  
  • Dating my husband all over again
  • Drinking my coffee black
  • Watching the birds take over our front yard. - They must like the seeds we recently put out
  • Adding to my garden. 
  • Watching the bees buzz by 
  • Eating more vegetables
  • Reminding myself to drink more water
  • Feeling inspired
  • Wanting to run through a field of flowers.
  • Reminding myself that there is still some good in this world
  • Enjoying the random rain showers
  • Enjoying kickboxing, cycling and step aerobics
“never feel guilty for starting again” 


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Review: Once Again Nut Butter Hazelnut Spread Amoré and Sweepstakes

Our family loves a great quality Hazelnut spread and so when I was contacted by Moms meet to try out this product I was pretty excited. I'll be reviewing this product and giving my honest feedback to all of you. Enjoy and happy reading!

*Disclaimer* I was given the opportunity to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( for the purpose to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

You can never go wrong with a great quality hazelnut spread. And to be perfectly honest with all of you I was so impressed when we first tried out this spread. It's definitely a winner and we'll be purchasing more very soon. My kids love to dip fruits in chocolate spread and add it on bagels as well. Honestly you can do so much with this amazing spread. This spread was smooth and had a delicious sweet taste to it. It was so easy to spread. We're just so happy about this product that we have decided that we will continue to use it in our home. It was definitely a hit!

 What I love about this spread:
It's organic
Low in calories 
No cholesterol 
No trans fat 
No refrigeration required.


Organic roasted hazelnut paste, organic skimmed milk powder, Fairtrade organic cane sugar, organic roasted peeled almond paste, Fairtrade organic cocoa power and organic sunflower seed oil

My many uses for this product

-spread on fruit
-spread on bagels
-Add some to your favorite bowl of oatmeal
-Add to a smoothie and blend!
-Makes a great topping on ice cream
-Makes a great topping on grilled fruit
*My favorite use for this was taking a scoop and adding it into my latte. It was so delicious!*

See below for details.
Wouldn't it just be great to enter for a chance to win your very own case of product and an adorable toy raccoon? Well here is your chance! Once Again Nut butter is having a sweepstakes and they would love for all of you to enter. The sweepstakes is open on between April 24th through May 9th. The winners will be announced  during the Once Again Nut Butter Facebook live event on May 10th.  To all those who enter I wish you the best of luck!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review: Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein smoothie.

I was excited when I was contacted by Moms meet to try out Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein smoothie. I'm always looking for new ways to get more protein. I love that it arrived in these convenient pouches you can just throw in your bag and be on your way. In this post I'll be reviewing this product and I'll give my honest feedback. Enjoy and happy reading!

*Disclaimer* I was given the opportunity to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( for the purpose to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

About Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein

  • It's made with 100% real fruit puree and also has quality whey protein isolate that is 99.8% lactose free.  
  • This product contains no added surgar, GMO's, fat, soy, nuts, and there is no gluten. 
  • It comes in convenient single-serve pouches with a built in straw that makes it easy to grab and take on the go.
  •  I love that these pouches do not need refrigeration, but they do taste great when they are chilled as well.  
  • Nine essential amino acids/in less than 125 calories. 
  •  A pack of Fuel for fire and protein smoothie typically retails for $2.99.

My thoughts on this product

What I really liked about this product was how convenient the pouches were. It really made it so simple to take on the go and enjoy while I was out.  I'm a busy mom and so anything that helps make life just a little easier and helps me continue making healthier choices at the same time is definitely a bonus! I've experienced with other proteins that do not mix very easily which leaves you with a gritty or grainy texture. Fuel for fire has a consistency of applesauce and has eliminated that problem. The amount of potassium in each pouch ranges from 203 mg to 406 mg. Just to put that into perspective a banana has 422 mg. I thought the flavors were great! I'd have to say my favorite was the Fuel For Fire coffee flavor. I'm already a coffee lover and to be honest when I saw that this was one of the flavors I was thrilled to give it a try. The flavors that I was able to try out were coffee, banana cocoa, sweet potato apple, strawberry banana and tropical. I really like that this product is 100% real fruit puree.

Other great uses for this product:
  • Feeling your best after exercising. Giving you a natural boost in energy!
  • To refuel and replenish. This will allow you to keep going stronger, longer.
  • This makes a great, healthy snack for the kiddos too!
  • Convenient  and easy to take while on the go. 

Where to purchase
You can purchase Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein smoothie by visiting their website at
It is also available on Amazon and select retail stores. If you visit you'll be able to find a full list of locations in your area that carry this great product.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018



Earlier this month our oldest turned 7.
She's such a great big sister and we love her so very much.
You're truly amazing. We absolutely love watching you grow.
To be perfectly honest, you're teaching me so much as time goes on.
I'm so proud to be your mother.
My heart is full of love for both you and your sister.
I hope that you know how loved you are.
I love that you love math and want to be an astronaut when you're all grown up.
We love that you enjoy science and that your love for space is mentioned often.
You have such a big heart.
May you always believe in yourself.
May you always spread love where ever you go.
We love you.
Shine bright my little love.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March and a few other things.

Hello all!
I hope that life is treating you well.
These days we're busy and now that it's Spring break we have been enjoying and exploring more.
During Spring break we like to attend a few library events and other events that they have around town. At the end of April we'll explore an Art museum.
The weather here has been nice for the most part. Tonight they're saying that we may get some rain and snow. Not much will accumulate, but it's nice to get some moisture. This winter was pretty dry for us, and now I'm hoping that since it's Spring that we'll get some rain showers.
How's the weather where you're at?
I haven't done much of gardening yet, but I'll work on that once the weather is a little more warmer. Our grass is greening up a bit though.
Lately we have been enjoying family art night. Usually if we aren't too busy we paint on Friday nights. I find us a painting tutorial on YouTube and we all paint together. So far I've painted Elsa, flowers,  a desert sunset, coffee cup, and a few others.  I'm really enjoying our art time.
How are you spending your days and nights?
Life is treating us well for the most part. I did have a health scare a few weeks back and finally got the courage to make myself an appointment. I did go through with my check up and everything seems to be okay, but I did need to make a trip back to the lab just to make sure everything is still okay.
Ah, the joys of aging- haha
We still take our trips to the library and tomorrow we'll actually check out a magic show. It should be a fun time.
Until next time,
Much love to you all!
I hope you all have a beautiful rest of your week.

-Stephanie ♡ 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring is near.- 10 things to consider doing this Spring.

Here's a list of 10 things you might consider doing this Spring.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Have you...

Have you...
  • Reminded yourself that you are loved? Yes are so loved ♡.
  • Given yourself a break? - Take some time just to be in the moment. 
  • Made a list of things you might want to accomplish this year? You really should. Maybe you just want to run your first 5k or start your own business. Whatever it is add it to your list.
  • Turned up some music and just let loose? Sing, dance, just express yourself! 
  • Reminded yourself that it's okay to experience heartache and hard times? If you're reading this please know that it's okay. Whatever you might be going through will pass. Always remember to take as much time as you need to cope. You got this!
  • Spent time with the ones you love? It really will brighten your day. 
  • Cooked a meal and sat and truly enjoyed it? Whether you're cooking for yourself or a family, try and sit and just enjoy the meal you prepared. 
  • Finally been able to say No? You don't always have to say yes and really it's good to say no once in a while. If there's something you don't agree with or just don't want to do, say no! You'll feel so much better.
  • Experienced living a happier healthier life? Each day do something that brings happiness and a healthier lifestyle. Start off small and build on it. You truly won't regret it!

May you find happiness in all that you do.