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It’s been a year since I’ve been a momma and I have to say it’s been a wonderful year. Lots of learning, for sure. And lots of realizing that motherhood is harder than I thought. But it’s such a joy to watch the little guy grow! I wouldn’t want to imagine life any different.
In my year of motherhood, I have thought of seven things that have helped me so much. To any future first time moms, this is for you. You experienced moms already know the ins and outs of how things work, but if you have any additional encouragement for these moms, be sure to comment below. Encouragement is definitely SUPER important for any mom, but especially first time moms.
Okay, so besides the main things you need like a reliable carseat, stroller, diapers, wipes, and clothes, this is the list:
Sometimes you have one of those weeks where you’re tired of your everyday breakfast/morning routine and want something a little different. Well, look no further, I have an easy and simple Sausage Egg Vegetable Breakfast Bowl for you. Normally for us, the weekends are when we change up our breakfast routine but that doesn’t always happen…especially if we need to be somewhere at a certain time. So quick breakfasts are our usual go-to. But sometimes when we have just a few extra minutes in the morning, we love to make breakfast bowls. My husband LOVES these bowls.
I was asked to participate in the #CappTheNight campaign, sponsored by Hills Bros. Cappuccino. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
I don’t know about you but I’m always up for a girls’ night, whether it’s to watch a movie with a favorite glass of wine or to catch up after time apart. As a momma, these are hard to come by. But when they do, count me in! With the Golden Globe awards coming up in just a few weeks, there’s another girls’ night that’s calling! And what better way to settle in with your friends and sip on this delicious Golden Caramel Cinnamon Creme Brûlée Cappuccino!
Friends, this Golden Caramel Cinnamon Creme Brûlée Cappuccino is not just delicious but it’s so easy to make! All you need is Hills Bros. Cappuccino Single Serve French Vanilla Cups, caramel sauce, milk, your Keurig, and a dash of cinnamon.
My slow cooker has definitely become one of my most used kitchen appliances. When I first got it, I didn’t think I would use it very often. But after having a baby, I realize that having a crock pot makes life SO much easier. Whoever invented the crock pot was a genius. This Fallish weather is perfect for soups and really anything delicious, warm and hearty. It’s especially great for this Slow Cooker Tomato Acorn Squash Vegetable Soup.
I can truly tell you that this is one of our favorite soups now. Even if you don’t really like vegetables, it’s hard not to like this soup. My husband can attest that he enjoys this soup! And if there’s a grilled cheese sandwich to go with it, he’s a very very happy camper. He’s such a trooper eating this soup for days after the half dozen times I’ve made it.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat No Bake Bars. Umm…DELICIOUSNESS.
…we may or may not have a sweet tooth problem around here. Don’t worry, we’re trying to practice self-control. But this holiday season is making it difficult, especially since all the sweet things are on SALE! The struggle is real.
Happy November 1st! Stores are now filling up with Christmas decorations. Aisles are filled with pumpkin, gingerbread, chocolates, peppermint and everything fit for the holiday season. I’m still over here trying to savor each bit of Fall that I can.
While savoring the fact that today is the beginning of November, I made a Banana Berry Chia Seed Smoothie. Does it speak Fall? Not quite. But it’s definitely refreshing!
I, personally, had never bought or tried chia seed before. I kept seeing post after post about chia seeds and was thinking that I needed to try it. So, after several weeks of not giving into the chia seed trend, I finally did it. Can I just tell you that those little seeds are superfoods?! They are a bit smaller than flax seed and you really can’t taste their flavor. They have lots of fiber and other great nutrients, which help to keep you (and me) fuller longer.
The leaves are finally beginning to change in my neck of the woods and it’s so beautiful. Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. With all the fall leaves, it only encourages a trip to the mountains to see the gorgeous changing of the seasons. Which, I have to admit, is one of my favorite things to do. So, if you find yourself going on a lovely hike or walking trails of a nearby park or neighborhood, you will want to keep with you a bag of this delicious, 4 Ingredient Trail Mix. There’s protein mixed with sweetness for a perfect blend of happiness!
Guac. Guac. Guacamole.
As you already know, I love just about anything Mexican. Guacamole is the icing on the cake for me, or should I say the guac on my taco. Okay, I’m not the best pun maker so please give a little grace. 🙂
Sometimes if you go out to eat at a local Tex-Mex or Mexican place, it costs extra for guacamole. It makes you think, “is it really worth it to pay an extra $2 for this guac?”. In some cases, it most definitely is, but in others, why not just make your own! You can invite some friends or family over and have a Fiesta. Plus you can have as much guacamole as you want. Side note – If you make your own guacamole, it generally costs around $3-$4. And that’s a whole bowl of guacamole.
Guacamole is a healthy snack too. It’s made with avocados which are great superfoods. They are full of healthy fats. Avocados mixed with lots of vegetables, how can you go wrong? Fun fact, did you know that it takes an avocado tree nearly 10 years before it produces fruit?! Now, it makes sense why they are sometimes more expensive!
Chips and salsa are some of the best things about going out to a Mexican restaurant. Or wait…chips and queso are THE BEST thing about going out to Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to make delicious queso dip yet. But that WILL have to happen.
Sometimes it’s hard to have portion control when eating chips at a restaurant or even in your own home. You end up filling up on them before eating your main entree. A lot of times we mindlessly eat chips, not realizing how many we’re eating, and before you know it the whole basket or bag of chips is gone. That’s why we have homemade healthier corn tortilla chips.
Breakfast all day, everyday, right?! Who doesn’t love breakfast food for any time of the day? Some breakfast food and a good cup of coffee, and I’m a happy girl.
This simple Nectarine Vanilla Maple Oatmeal is lovely for breakfast. But let’s be real, oatmeal is a great mid-day snack too. It’s heart healthy and great for on-the-go.
It still doesn’t feel quite like Fall yet, so I had to add some summer fruits in the mix. Summer fruits are definitely my favorite. But so excited for all the pumpkin, squash, and soup recipes to come!