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Lunchtime Hack for Moms

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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I’m officially 6 months into being a mom of two under two! While it IS getting a bit easier (Ash and Ever are really starting to interact with each other *swoon*) I am still trying to find that happy place where I am able to take a breath for a minute!

Lunch time is often the craziest in our house. I’m usually running home from a morning at the playground or play date just in time for E & A to both eat lunch and then attempt to lay them down for naps at the same time.

Key word ATTEMPT.

If I do magically get both to fall asleep, after doing a happy dance, I run to do something productive or somewhat relaxing. i.e. take a shower, workout, run on the treadmill in the garage, or actually EAT LUNCH!

Moms, raise your hands if lunch often consists of you eating the scraps your toddler left on his/her highchair!

I have found the perfect mom lunchtime hack! The new Tai Pei Single Serve Entrees!

Each of these entrees is made with real ingredients and without preservatives or anything artificial. The veggies taste so fresh and even have that “crunch factor” when taking a bite! You would never know these came out of the freezer aisle.


If you follow me on Instagram (especially in stories) you’ll see I’ve been trying to eat healthier and workout as much as possible to get all of the baby weight off + some! The thing that I love most about these entrees is that they only range between 400-500 calories per entree and I feel FULL. And these are also perfect for those Friday or Saturday night Chinese takeout cravings!

I purchased the Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, Chicken Chow Mein, Chicken Fried Rice, and the Orange Chicken entrees…my favorite being the Beef & Broccoli! All of the entrees are really flavorful and they feature infused rice that adds to the flavor.


The one thing that I would have wished is that they have more chicken/beef in the meat entrees! They use really great sizes of chicken/beef that are flavorful but I wish there were just a few more pieces and less rice. But overall, these are perfect for lunch and dinner and a great serving size.

And it doesn’t get much easier to cook! With the all new packaging it’s as simple as popping the cup into the microwave and voila! You now have yourself a delish, fresh tasting lunch!


Lunch no longer has to be boring with so many budget friendly options to choose from! To locate the nearest freezer section near you that carries Tai Pei entrees, visit here!

And what mama doesn’t love a coupon?!

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Tai Pei® Entrée (7.9 oz. or larger) or Appetizer HERE

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Holiday Gift Guides Home

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is days away!

If you don’t have any gift ideas yet (you slacker you!), I’ve compiled a few below that dad (and even Grandpa) are sure to love!


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1/ Dad’s favorite beverage

*Grab a bottle of dad’s favorite drink of choice! If you’re looking for a great vodka for dad or grandpa, give Dixie Southern Vodka a try! Another idea is creating a mix and match 6-pack of his favorite craft brews!

2/ Matching socks

*Pair of Thieves at Target has the cutest Dad & Kid socks right now. Head to your local Target or check them all out online here.

3/ New sneaks for the athletic daddy 

*Get Dad a new pair of sneakers for basketball, walking, golf, etc! Kohls is actually running a GREAT sale on all of their Nike gear now through the 18th! Check out all of their Nike sneakers on sale here

4/ Handmade Sertodo Copper Espadin Flask

*This is a really unique and beautiful gift for dad! These gorgeous copper flasks were featured in Oprah Magazine and listed as one of her “favorite things”. Check out this neat company on Kickstarter here

5/ Matching Shirts

Some matching shirts are a little corny, but the daddy and kid shirts from KaAnsDesigns are adorable!

Hope this helps! What are some of your Father’s Day ideas? Share them by commenting below!

If you’re looking for some cute kids crafting ideas for Father’s Day, check out my Pinterest board here

Happy Father’s Day!!!




Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Maybe have a craft beer luvin’ mama?

One of my favorite breweries, Hourglass Brewing, is hosting the Florida SMaSH Beer Festival this Mother’s Day Weekend.

On May 13, local beer enthusiasts can experience one of Florida’s newest beer festivals. This event is a celebration of creativity between brewers throughout the state to provide an opportunity to give back to the community through The Sharing Center.

The festival is presented by The City of Longwood and will take place on May 13, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 the Longwood Community Building.

The breweries will concoct a beer made from the same single malt and single hop, creating a limitation to force brewers to think outside the box as well as focus on technique. With approximately 80 beers to sample, including one-offs from every brewery involved, there will be offerings for a wide range of different palates.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Sharing Center, an organization focused on preventing hunger and homelessness for families and individuals in crisis. The Sharing Center offers a hand-up to the working poor in Seminole County and those who are struggling to move out of homelessness.

The event is for adults 21 and older, general admission tickets can be purchased for $35 on The Longwood Community Building is located at 200 W. Warren Ave., Longwood, Fla., 32750.