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Monday, July 16, 2018

Storyland NH Coupon #coupon #kids #nh #summerfun

Hi Guys! Anybody out there still looking for Summer fun? I wanted to pass along a coupon for up to $8 off your next visit to Storyland! If you haven't been, it's a great time to visit! Fun for kids of ALL ages! This year, they have a brand new show, Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific! You can check out last year's Storyland feature for more info! We've been going here for years and it's always so much fun! 
To access the coupon, click HERE

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shop NEW Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream at local Shaws store #SignatureReserve

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies . The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

Apple Banana Cake topped with Caramel Apple Chai Ice Cream is the perfect dessert for the ice cream and cake lovers in your life. Delicious apple cinnamon goodness topped with delicious is sure to make everyone happy!

I'm not a huge sweet eater but when I'm craving one, it's always ice cream. It is pretty much the best dessert ever, especially this time of year. As a kid, I can remember my father going to our local farm store where they made homemade apple spice cake and topped it with homemade ice cream. This comes close.

When Shaws invited me to try out their new exclusive Signature Reserve ™ Ice Cream it didn't take much convincing! This Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream is perfectly balanced with unique flavors from around the world using globally-sourced ingredients. We're a tad particular about ice cream around here, it has to be "worth it". No chalky flavors or icy consistency! I was excited to try some of the unique flavors that are part of the Signature Reserve line. Flavors like Brazilian Guava Cheesecake, Bourbon Maple Blondie and Belgian Chocolate Almond!

There are so many delicious flavors but our favorite was the Colombian Cold Brew Caramel Ice Cream. It is SO good. This ice cream is perfect when you just want to grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the container! It's rich, indulgent and great in a cone too!

Another flavor we really liked was Signature Reserve's Madagascar Vanilla Bean. We recently went strawberry picking and this is the perfect, rich, creamy vanilla ice cream to compliment fresh berries. The entire line of premium ice cream and tastes delicious!

I decided to use the Caramel Apple Chai ice cream to top my Apple Banana Cake. It did not disappoint!


  • 4 cups peeled, cored and grated apples
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in large bowl and mix well
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well
  • Add dry to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Pour into an ungreased 9"x13" pan
  • Bake for 1 hour
  • Let cool and slice
  • Top with Caramel Apple Chai ice cream and garnish with an apple slice

I buy my Signature Reserve products at my local Shaws and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw's, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cloud Bread (Easy Recipes)

I've been MIA again. No excuses, it's just been a busy (and admittedly dreary) Spring. I wanted to pop back over her to share a recipe I had wanted to test out for a while now, Cloud Bread. It was pretty good! 

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Optional Toppings - Sea Salt, Pepper, Rosemary, Anything goes!
Directions - 
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and arrange a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. You'll Need two Bowls.
  2. Using a full-fat can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight, spoon out the top coconut cream and add to the smaller bowl.
  3. Separate eggs into the two bowls, adding the yolk to the bowl with the cream and be careful to not let the yolk get into the whites in the larger bowl.
  4. Using a hand mixer, beat the yolk and cream together first until nice and creamy, make sure there are no clumps of coconut left.
  5. Add the baking powder into the whites and start beating on medium with the hand mixer for a few minutes, moving around and you’ll see it get firmer. Keep going for a few minutes, you want to get it as thick as you can with stiff peaks. The thicker the better. Just don’t over-do it. Once you can stop and dip the whisks in leaving peaks behind, you’re ready.
  6. Quickly and carefully add the yolk-coconut mixture into the whites, folding with a spatula, careful not to deflate too much. Keep going until everything is well combined but still fluffy.
  7. Now you can grab your spoon and start dropping your batter down on the baking sheet. Keep going as quickly and carefully as you can, or it will start to melt. They should look pillow-y.
  8. Steadily add your baking sheet to the middle rack in the oven and bake for approx. 20-25 minutes. You should be able to scoop them up with your spatula and see a fluffy top and a flat bottom. Store in the fridge for about a week or freezer.
This is a great option if you're looking for some low carb, lower calorie "bread". Usually, the recipes include cream cheese but I opted for the vegan recipe. The outcome? Pretty good bread and surprisingly easier than I would have thought. 
This recipe makes approx. 10 slices depending on the size you cut. 

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Canvas Pop Feature

*Please note, I received a product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own*
Family photo pillow
How do you welcome Spring?

We've lived in our home for over ten years years now, in fact we will celebrate our 11th home anniversary here on April 15th! Over the past couple of years I've noticed a few things have been looking pretty...dated. Some things are more expensive to replace than others - the kitchen table, the couches, the appliances. I do think there are little updates you can make throughout a house to freshen it up a bit, customize and personalize it. A minor cosmetic surgery if you will, not the full face lift! Recently, I was contacted by CanvasPop to see if I'd be interested in checking out their products, they've recently introduced a couple of new products including their American Made Pillow. It's a great way to showcase your loved ones and give your home an updated, personalized touch. If you haven't heard of them, I would highly recommend them. They made it so simple! I simply uploaded the picture I wanted and they took care of the rest! Within two weeks I had the most beautiful American Made pillow to adorn couch with. A little update that makes a big difference! High-quality, wonderful service and I felt like I was working one-on-one with a custom designer. 

Whether you're looking for a gift or a home decor piece that's customized for YOU, this is a great way to bring your favorite pillows to life 

I received my product last week, it was carefully packaged and several layers of bubble wrap, and with care. I was thrilled with the quality of this product! We captured a special, chilly early Winter day with my girls, and now I can gaze at their faces in my living room! They're getting older, and arent around as much but I'm glad I have this memento that will stand the test of time! 
See the CanvasPop process here!  

Photo pillows
Be sure to visit Canvas Pop to see their new products as well as high quality canvases and capture the special moments in your life! 
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