Mountain Family Staycation – Lake Arrowhead

homemade champagne vinaigrette

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipSmarter #CollectiveBias You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol. Socializing with family & friends is just a natural way of how I was brought up.  I come from a large family that used to take annual trips to the beach together.  Those vacations were packed full of family, large meals, lots of laughter, and of course making memories.  Earlier this year, my dad & step-mom decided it was time to … [Read more...]

Easy to Make & Go Pancake Wraps

Easy to Make and Go Pancake Wraps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias Not sure about you, but mornings in the Dell household are crazy.  The kids are getting up earlier and earlier and I miss the time when I could get ready without little ones trying to play with my makeup brushes, my blow dryer, my shoes, blah blah blah.  Whenever the kids get up early, I try to have them play in their own rooms, but they always, at some point, end up at my feet with the iPad.  Getting 10 more minutes of me time is worth it. Once I'm … [Read more...]

Fresh Pretzels At Your Service – Pretzilla

Pretzilla - fresh pretzels delivered to your door

Once the morning sickness subsides, ask any pregnant woman what she wants to eat.  ALL THE THINGS will probably be her answer.  Sometimes cravings are things she usually enjoys.  And sometimes they're very random and peculiar - ya know, like pickles.  Big 5 pound tubs of pickles.  (been there, done that). Last month I got the most amazing email in my inbox.  Pretzilla wanted to know if I'd like some fresh pretzels DELIVERED.  I love love pretzels.  When in St. Louis, I loved that every where we ate, there were pretzels on the menu. I loved mine with a side of yellow mustard (but I'd never … [Read more...]

Mixing Breakfast and Dessert – Ice Cream Swedish Pancakes

blue bunny swedish pancakes with fresh berries

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SundsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias For Mother's Day, we decided to get all fancy at home and we made a Crepe Bar.  I was in charge of making the crepes, and we all brainstormed ahead of time on what to stuff them with.  It turns out, my mom and I each had recipes for "crepes" but they were 2 completely different methods.  Mine were actually Swedish Pancakes and hers were more traditional French Crepes.  After a taste test, mine won out and we all enjoyed them.  They were super easy to make … [Read more...]

Best Weeknight Dessert – 5 Minute S’mores!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored On Mother's day, after we got home from church, Aubrey was busy playing by herself and eventually I realized what she was up to.  She was parading around the house, announcing that she was going camping, and we were too, and started packing up Luke's backpack with "marshmallows," "flashlights," and a "tent."  She told me to follow her and we set up camp in Luke's room and she handed me the "marshmallows" to roast.  We haven't been camping … [Read more...]

Build Your Own Pizza #DellMealPlanning

Dell Meal Planning | Build Your Own Pizza |Rustic Crust

There's just something about a lazy Sunday afternoons and warm sunshine that just make me so happy.  I know it's crazy to have 80 and 90 degree temps in March, but that's what seems to pop up every now and then in SoCal.  I just roll with it :)  Even though I haven't blogged about it weekly, I've still maintained our #DellMealPlanning on Instagram and work on our meal schedule each week and will soon be sharing our fancy new method of displaying it for the adults to read.  One thing about meal planning is always having a few easy dinners to plug in when you know you'll be wiped out from a busy … [Read more...]