My Top Posts of 2017! (And What to Expect in 2018…)

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Before I share another THING, I just want to say thank you for making this blog what it is today. I have had the opportunity the work with some amazing people, some awesome brands, and honestly, open up about things that I just needed to get off my chest. Thank you really isn’t enough, but I mean it whole-heartedly every single time I say it. If it wasn’t for you guys, as the readers, my little corner of the Internet would be full of crickets and cobwebs! So, thank you! Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 18

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer! It’s time for another edition of one Must Have Mondays! Yay!

If this is your first time stopping by Must Have Mondays, you’ll be seeing a recipe, blogger/blog, and product that I’m lovin’ right now! If you have any suggestions for the future on any three of those topics, comment below or shoot me an email. I’m always open to checking out a new blog, recipe, or product!!!


This week’s recipe: Avocado, Black Bean, & Corn Salad by Vegan Huggs

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Photo courtesy of Vegan Huggs

This is one of my favorite recipes ever! Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 17

Heyyyyyy! It’s been a little while, but I’m so happy to be sharing a Must Have Mondays post with you today!

If this is the first Must Have Mondays post you’ve ever seen, let me explain real quick! It is a series here on the blog that runs on any given Monday (used to be every other Monday, but that honestly became a bit daunting!) It always includes a recipe, a Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 16

I feel like I haven’t posted in forever, especially since it hasn’t been since January, but really I only missed one week. Due to other posts I had going on live and the blogiversary countdown (And Then Life just turned ONE! Yay!) I was promoting on social media, I decided to push Must Have Mondays back a week…so here we are!

If this is your first time checking out this series, I hope you enjoy! It’s a bi-weekly series where I feature a blogger, recipe, and product that I am LOVING!!!! I hope you fall in love with everything (or at least something) this week! 😉


This week’s recipe: Foil Baked Salmon by Primavera Kitchen

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Photo courtesy of Primavera Kitchen

This recipe is one of my faves ever! And aside from how tasty it is, I’m just going to be painstakingly honest and say that it’s also because there is practically no clean up! (You guys already know I’m the worst housewife ever haha). In all seriousness though, I was very hesitant to try this recipe because I thought something would be mushy or undercooked or the salmon would just taste like asparagus or the asparagus would just taste like salmon but NOPE! It was so, so yummy! Everything is perfectly cooked and so delicious! It also looks kinda fancy (you know I love that!) so I take it out of the foil and lay it out all nice on the plate to make it look like I really know what I’m doing in the kitchen! Quick and easy dinner, with quick and easy clean up! Enjoy!!! 


 

This week’s blogger: Lindsay of Lindsay’s Sweet World

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Photo courtesy of Lindsay

Honestly, I started following this gal almost a year ago on Instragram. I loved her page, it’s simple and seems effortless. I lost touch with her page a bit, and recently rediscovered it and finally visited her blog. Quite frankly, I’m embarrassed it took me so long to check it out, but I’m so glad I did. I find myself visiting her blog often now because it makes me HAPPY. I love all her posts; they are just so sweet, and like her Instagram page, they seem effortless and simple. Her love for her family and life itself ooze out of her posts. She blogs about her home, fashion, and has a bunch of adorable DIY projects! You’ll absolutely love her!


 

This week’s product: CityBucket by Choopie

I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own. 

My husband can even vouch for this one!!!! The first time I used this was on a family walk over the weekend and I literally kept saying, “oh my gosh, I love this!” “I can’t believe how much stuff this holds!” “And look how cute it is!” Hahah But seriously this thing is awesome!!! I overpack any and everytime I go somewhere, even if it’s just for a trip to the park. I wish I was kidding, but I always like to be overly prepared. I bring so much stuff just when we go to the park that I literally have to bring my diaper bag and then I keep pulling it out of the basket underneath and Adalynn’s jacket falls in the mud. It’s not pretty y’all! Well with Choopie’s CityBucket it holds every single thing I normally bring. And since it straps to the stroller it leaves the bottom basket open for Adalynn’s jacket and whatnot. And if pink bows aren’t your thing, they have a variety of other {SUPER CUTE} designs available.

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(And honestly, it could have fit more than this! I ran out of things that I HAD to bring!)

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

xoxo

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 15

I can’t believe we’re already at the last Monday in January and two days away from February!!!! Seriously where did January go?! I was legitimately a week behind from the get-go and just felt like I couldn’t catch up! Anyway….

Thanks for stopping by the check out this week’s must-haves!

If this is your first time reading one of these posts, every other week I post about a recipe, blog/blogger and a product. The recipe is something yummy and easy, the blog is one I love reading with a blogger who is super relateable, and the product is always one that really blows me away! They are always creative, trendy products that you don’t see everyday!

Enjoy!!!


This week’s recipe: Chicken & Black Bean Enchilada Skillet by Six Sisters’ Stuff

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Photo courtesy of Six Sisters’ Stuff

So freaking, so freaking easy!

Easy clean up , one dish


This week’s blogger: Nicole Banuelos – www.NicoleBanuelos.com

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Photo courtesy of Nicole Banuelos

This gal right here is one of my fave bloggers! (I know I say that a lot, but dang if I don’t truly love all the awesome bloggers I’ve featured on here!!!) Nicole is sweet and talented and can we say, blogger babe alert?! Haha Seriously though, her blog is one of my faves to follow! She speaks to truth, especially when it comes to motherhood, shares great products, and also has the cutest DIY projects (and ones that I can actually do you guys!) Oh yea, and this gal just revamped her site and it looks fab! Go check it out RIGHT NOW! You won’t be sorry 😉


This week’s product: Loopy Cases

I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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I got a little too excited when I saw this product! As a mama to a little one and a blogger who does a lot of social media promotion, my phone is pretty much constantly on me. I am also typically trying to do 1,847 things at once so my phone is pretty much constantly falling, hitting the ground, driveway, hardwood floor, sidewalk, need I continue? This phone case is the coolest thing! It has a little loop on the back where you insert your finger and it helps prevent you from dropping your phone. With it being so practical I thought there was going to be no way that they were also going to have fashionable cases! I was wrong! They have a variety of colors. (I chose rose gold and am very pleased). They also have cases for many different makes and styles of cell phones so you’re sure to find the one for you! Anddddddd they were nice enough to provide a discount code for my readers! For a limited time enjoy 15% off with discount code: andthenlife

Thanks again for stopping by!

Have a great week!

xoxo

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 14

Hey hey! Thanks for stopping by! If this is your first time here, Must Have Mondays is a bi-weekly roundup of a fave blogger/blog, recipe, and product of mine. The blogger is someone relatable, the product is always unique, and the recipe is always easy and yummy!

Enjoy!


This week’s recipe: {Clean Eating} Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Citron Limette

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Photo courtesy of Citron Limette

My hubby and I are very conscious about what we eat on a daily basis. We don’t always do it, but we participate in “cleaning eating” more times than not throughout the month. This recipe from Citron Limette is not only one of my favorite cleaning eating recipes, but one of my favorite recipes in general. It is so, so flavorful and tastes so nice and fresh. It is also very filling! There are times we’ve just eaten this as the meal, but I’ve also served it with a leafy green salad with a vinaigrette dressing and it’s been great! And as always, it’s super simple as far as skill level in the kitchen goes! (Obviously! I was able to successfully make it hahaha)


This week’s blogger: Colleen Nichols of The Lunchbox Diaries

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Photo courtesy of Colleen Nichols

I am so excited to feature The Lunchbox Diaries this week for Must Have Mondays! This girl right here is pretty much as real as they get. She speaks mom truth like nothing I’ve ever read and I have related to more things and laughed at more things on her page than any other blogger. A few years ago she shared a post she wrote on Facebook and while I don’t remember what the specific post was even about, I remember returning to her page time and time again. Her blog is the first one I EVER read and here we are years later and she doesn’t disappoint.


This week’s product: GCap – Spill Proof Bottle Cap

I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Oh my gosh I loveeeeee this product! It is pure genius. I am the WORST at packing a diaper bag so I end up realizing somewhere along our daily adventures that I don’t have a sippy cup. There are SO many times I have bought water bottles while we are out and painstakingly tried to help my daughter drink from them without them spilling everywhere. Problem solved! (Also, if I’m being honest, I lost the lid to my own water bottle the other day and totally would have used this. I legit spilled it twice before I just ended up throwing it away.) The GCap is made of nontoxic, food safe elastomers, free of BPA, PVC, & phthalates. You stretch it over the mouth of any bottle It is also tear resistant and dishwasher safe. Can we get a hallelujah please for the fact that it’s dishwasher safe?! And also, as if they weren’t affordable enough, GCap has been kind enough to offer a discount code to all my readers. If you use code LIFE20 you will receive 20% off your order! Make sure you stop back by and let me know what you think! Happy shopping!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful, wonderful week!!!!

xoxo

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 13

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And happy 1st Monday of the new year!!! You know what that means – Must Have Mondays!

If you’re joining for the first time this is a biweekly series where I share a blogger/blog, a recipe, and a product that I absolutely love. The recipe is one that is tried and true, the blogger is someone I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and their blog one I’ve read multiple times, and the product is something I actually use in my home – all three of which I think others would be interested in.

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy!*


This week’s recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken by Taste And See

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Photo courtesy of Taste And See

You guys!!! This recipe is so easy and SO good! It has simple ingredients and directions and is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. I have made this more times than I care to admit. Haha Seriously though, it pairs good with so many different sides and is so juicy and tasty. Like I said, it is also simple, but being parmesan crusted makes me feel fancier than other simple dinner recipes. Try this out; I promise you won’t be disappointed!


This week’s blogger: Patricia Taylor of Life of a Minister Mom

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Photo courtesy of Patricia Taylor

This girl right here inspires me so much! She is real and honest and has such a huge heart! I’ve been following her blog for almost a year now and she has left me speechless or with tears on my eyes more times than I can count. She blogs about what is on her heart and doesn’t hold back. It is just downright refreshing! She also has adorable daughters that often make their way on to her page, and that always makes me smile as well. If you’re looking for real talk and a beautiful heart Patty’s blog is the one for you!


This week’s product: Silicone holders by Holster Brands

I saw this products a few months ago and knew I HAD to have them. As someone who likes things orderly, give me any and everything that helps things stay organized! I also may be partially addicted to my straightener so this was right up my alley as well since there’s never enough room on my bathroom counter (anyone else?!)

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If I’m being honest, I thought they may have hang as easily as shown, but somehow they’re even easier to hang than they look. They are also very secure! One of the coolest things about their silicone holders is that they come in a variety of colors so you can even get them to match whichever room it’ll be going in.

 

 


Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it more than you know!!!

*If you have any suggestions and would like to be part of Must Have Mondays shoot me an email at: andthenlife@gmail.com