Wonka Peel-a-Pop Playdate! Let’s Unpeel Fun!

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wonka peel a pop banana

We love frozen treats at our house, that is what makes summer summer right? Frozen treats shared with friends is even better so we got together with some friends to celebrate summer and enjoy a new frozen treat Wonka Peel-a-Pop. These fun new treats literally peel open like a banana to reveal a yummy creamy vanilla center with a chewy peel in either grape or vanilla flavor.

 

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At our play date we had pizza then decorated cupcakes with all kinds of delicious Wonka candy, the kids really liked that. After consuming lots and lots of sugar I sent the kids on a scavenger hunt in the back yard to find the Golden Ticket. As you can see the kids loved searching for the Golden Ticket and as a prize everyone got a Wonka candy flavored lipgloss!

 

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peel a pop dipped in nerds

 

Finally we got to the best part of our playdate, trying out new Wonka Peel-a-Pop frozen treats. The kids loved how you eat them… first bite off the top, then peel the sides down like a banana, then enjoy! One little girl even dipped hers in nerds! True to the spirit of Willy Wonka Peel-a-Pop frozen treats are magical and delicious right out of Willy Wonka’s factory! Find both flavors of Wonka Peel-a-Pops, Banana Vanilla and Grape Vanilla, at your local grocery store or Target.

A Letter to my Daughters: Wait For The Love of Your Life

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My dear sweet girls hold out for the love of your life, don’t settle for just love.

I have seen it over and over again, people who got married because they were in love with the person and after awhile marriage was the next step. Let me tell you a little secret, you will love many people in your life and you will experience all kinds and types of love, and they all have a place but marriage should be reserved for the love of your life.

I was one of the lucky ones, really and truly I was, because I met the love of my life at 17. I did not know it then but as I look back I am so grateful that I met my husband so young in life. I have had 15 years with this man and I look forward to many, many more because he truly is the love of my life. I never had to make the heart-wrenching decision to end a relationship with someone I loved because while there was nothing majorly wrong,  there was nothing amazingly right. I know those who have and I have held the hands of friends and dried tears only to one day celebrate with them when they found the love of their life.

I knew your dad was the love of my life when I realized I could not stand the idea of a life without him, not because I was so used to him in my life but because I knew that the ache of missing him would never go away.

I knew he was the love of my life because he made me want to be a better person in all areas of my life.

I knew he was the love of my life because he challenged me to be my best and cared enough to help me learn and grow.

Your father and I work as a team because we both put the other person first not out of obligation or a sense of martyrdom but out of love.

Love is a choice, love is a choice, love is a choice. That is something you must never forget.  When rough times come, and they will, loving your husband will be a choice that you make not a feeling you have. And in that moment when you choose to love it will be that much easier to do when you are married to the love of your life. My world is more beautiful because of his love and that is what I wish for you. I know our marriage will last because we are honest and open and truly, madly and deeply in love. We share common faith, values and goals and are working to get there as one.

There will come a day when you first feel like you are in love and it will not be true and real and lasting and your heart might break, but I will be here. And then when the day comes that you find the love of your life I will rejoice with you, I just hope and pray you are brave enough to hold out for the love of your life.

Because that is my wish for you, a love that rivals the one that I enjoy every day coming from the man I am lucky enough to call my husband.

 

Giving Back with School Supplies at Target plus a Target $300 Giftcard Giveaway

I was provided a gift card to shop for back to school supplies, all opinions are my own.
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I am a weekly Target shopper, I find myself driving towards that red bullseye like a moth to a flame so of course I picked up a few more Back to School supplies for my kid’s during my latest shopping trip. My kids not only need traditional school supplies but they also need things like tissues, paper towels and disinfecting wipes, all of which I can find at Target.

This year Target has two awesome opportunities for stocking up on school supplies while giving back to those in need. The first involves Target Up&Up school supplies. For every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need, potentially impacting nearly two million kids this back-to-school season by donating up to $25 million in school supplies. All of the products will be donated to the Kids in Need Foundation, who will distribute the products to schools across the country before the new school year.

yoobi school supplies at target

yoobi supplies

 

Another great opportunity involves the fun and colorful brand Yoobi. The Yoobi collection is available in Target stores and on Target.com and features a colorful range of products, including folders, notebooks, pens, and rulers, all for less than $10. Yoobi’s “One for You, One for Me” mission means that for every Yoobi product purchased at Target, Yoobi contributes a product to a Yoobi Classroom Pack that will be distributed to K-3 classrooms in the U.S. through the Kids In Need Foundation. I stocked up on some fun Yoobi products for at home as well as some up&up products for crafting and homework.

 

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Target has a really great collection of matching themed backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles and the water bottle is Camelbak my all time favorite water bottle YAY! Everyone in our house has a Camelbak water bottle purchased at Target over the years and we added a few new ones in fun prints including this adorable purple fox water bottle to match my daughters backpack and lunch box, perfect for pre-k!

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As you can see Target has some really great stuff this year to help you get your kids and your home ready for back to school. Inspired by some of the organization and dorm room options we are turning my husband’s office into a study room for our girls complete with a new futon for reading and lounging. I am so excited to start this school year off on the right foot thanks to Target!

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Tips to Avoid Summer Slide and Keep Kids Reading

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It’s summer and the vast majority of kids are not thrilled to sit down and read daily during summer vacation. My oldest is going into 3rd grade and while she never fought me on reading during the school year she suddenly would rather do anything else than read. And if I can get her to sit down with books she only wants to read books that are below her reading level, nothing challenging. This summer I was determined not to be fighting battles about reading all summer long, been there, done that and NOT going back.

So I started thinking about ways to motivate my daughter and I realized if her friends were involved I would have more success. So started researching recommended books for 3rd graders and after choosing 3 books I reached out to the other moms in my daughters class about a book club. I got a resounding Yes back from the other moms so a book club was formed. The majority of us belong to the same pool and on Thursday nights guests are $1 so we planned our 3 meetings for Thursday evenings at the pool. Once the book is finished we meet and discuss the book poolside, and when we are done the girls enjoy a fun evening of swimming with friends.

Our first book was Pippi Longstocking and my daughter loved this book. I had her read daily for 30 minutes until she was done and the motivation of discussing it with her friends really worked in my favor. Our first book discussion was this past week and it went really well. The girls were enthusiastic and almost all of them had read the whole book. Now we are on to James and the Giant Peach and we will finish the summer with The BFG.

If organizing a book club doesn’t appeal to you look into summer reading programs at your local library or Half Price books. If your child doesn’t  mind reading but you have trouble enforcing daily reading time build it into your schedule to ensure it happens. For us we read in the morning after breakfast and before swim team practice, I am hoping to soon be able to sit and read too as I am enforcing the reading rule with everyone.

If finding books your child enjoys is hard, don’t give up they are out there. Our school uses the AR system (Accelerated Reading) so I looked for book lists on our local library website by grade then cross checked the AR level to find ones that fit my daughters reading needs. A love of reading is an invaluable gift to your child so don’t let them slide this summer, get them reading!

Kohl’s Has Everything You Need for Back to School, Even School Supplies! #Kohls101

Kohl’s provided me with a gift card to shop for backt o School essentials, all opinions are my own.
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Kohl’s has always been my Back to School go to place, they have great back packs, lunch boxes and of course clothes and shoes. My kids wear uniforms but that doesn’t mean we don’t need new play clothes too and I love that Kohl’s has both uniform options and other clothes. This year Kohl’s went a step further and made themselves the perfect one stop shop for Back to School by adding school supply pop up shops. Kohl’s teamed up with Office Max to offer school supplies this year giving you everything you need for Back to School in one place, YAY!!!!!!!

 

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kohls back pack choices

 

I took my two school age girl’s to Kohl’s to check out the Back to School selection and we had fun browsing and trying on back packs, picking out folders and notebooks and even getting new shoes. It was so nice for me to be able to go to one store and get it all, it not only cut down on the time it took for us to go shopping but it was less stressful  since I only had to get the baby in and out of the car at one store!

 

kohls back to school gear

 

 

Not only did Kohl’s have everything we needed for back to  school but we saved a bunch with a 15% off coupon I was emailed for being on the email list and I got Kohl’s Bucks to spend. I decided my hard earned Kohl’s Bucks will go to a treat for mommy since she needs some new Back to School fashion too!

 

 

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Not every Kohl’s has the school supplies and they are not available online. I found that the Kohl’ closest to me did not have the supplies but another one that is bigger and not too far did so you might want to call ahead to make sure your location offers school supplies. I know none of us want to think about Back to School just yet, but know that the next time you head to Kohl’s you can knock out that Back to School supply list too without any extra trips!

Tips For Enjoying 4th of July with Little Kids

I am a Rayovac Ambassador, all opinions are my own.
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4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, I love the fireworks, the parades, the laid back cookout atmosphere and the national pride. I love that it is a holiday that everyone celebrates because we are all Americans and I love my country. 4th of July as much fun as it is can still be difficult especially for young kids. Here are a few tips on ensuring your 4th of July is a much fun as possible.

So let’s start with the big one FIREWORKS! While they are beautiful and awe inspiring they are really, really loud and can be very terrifying for little ones. I kept my babies away from fireworks but when I took my preschoolers I was shocked at how upset they got. My kids were super excited, we went and set up our blanket and then the first firework went off. Well cue screaming, crying and us walking very fast back to our car. So what did we learn from this? Find a place where you can see the fireworks but not hear them as loudly. If you have a friend or family member who lives near where they are doing the fireworks ask if they can see the display from their yard or porch. We found out when we moved that we can see fireworks from our new house and now we invite others to our house and watch from the front lawn. It means we see the fireworks without the super loud boom. If finding a distant place to watch from doesn’t work then consider just doing sparklers at home or watching on tv.

Now let’s talk PARADE our community does an awesome parade that we attend every year. it’s the kind of parade that people place chairs roadside days before to ensure a good seat. So in order to make your experience fun with little kids keep a few things in mind. Get there in time to get a curbside seat, if your kids can’t see they won’t have fun. Pack sunscreen, drinks, snacks and bring a wagon or blankets for someplace to sit. Most importantly make sure the kids use the potty first and you know where one is in case the need arises, it is never fun to be running all over searching for a bathroom with a kid who waited to tell you until the very last minute.

 

4th of july kids

 

Finally it’s time to talk COOKOUTS. Cookouts are so much fun with family and friends and lots of good food but there are a few dangers to watch for with little ones. Cookouts mean grilling and that means hot grills, remind the kids of the danger and keep them away from hot grills. Another risk is firecrackers, sparklers and other small fireworks that people tend to enjoy at home remember to exercise caution and keep little ones away from fireworks. A safer alternative to fun at night are flashlights, kids love them and since Rayovac alkaline batteries are Made in the USA they are patriotic too. ( Rayovac also makes hearing aid batteries in the USA).

Hopefully with these tips you can help your little one enjoy the 4th of July festivities and avoid tears on a fun filled day1

 

 

Don’t Use Spray on Suncreen for Kids, Just Use Foam!

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Did you hear the latest development on kid’s sunscreen? The FDA has warned that they are rethinking the safety of children’s spray on sunscreen so you might want to quit using it. I must say this comes as no surprise to me, I have always worried about the effectiveness of spray on sunscreen feeling like the guarantee of coverage is much less than with traditional sunscreen lotion. On top of that it makes sense that the FDA is worried about the ingestion in children of spray on sunscreen. Adults understand to hold there breath and not breath in the misted spray but our kids are inhaling it and what does that mean? Well the FDA says they don’t know what that means so they are looking into it.

As a mom of 5 the thought of rubbing sunscreen lotion into all those little people is enough to send me into a panic attack, but never fear I have a secret and you will want to know it…. FOAM. That is right Coppertone Sunscreen Water Babies Foaming Lotion SPF 75 for baby and Coppertone Kids Wacky Foam SPF 70 for kids. Coppertone Baby Foam Sunscreen and Coppertone Kids Foam sunscreen is a truly brilliant creation, not only is it it easy to rub in, but the kids will want to do it! The foam does not absorb too quickly so you can adequately asses proper coverage and it’s so fun the kids will love it.  So far the only place I have consistently found Coppertone Foam Sunscreen is at Walmart but I am always looking!

Fourth of July Block Party Ideas #4thofjuly

Fourth of July is a really big holiday in my community,with a huge parade full of floats from all the organizations, neighborhoods and class reunions. This 4th of July we are living in a new neighborhood and our new neighbors host a fourth of July Block Party. Every year my girls look forward to the parade with all the floats and the cookouts and I look forward to the fireworks ( my kids do not) and now we have a block party to look forward to as well. Growing up my street held an amazing block party right in front of my house that everyone loved. Part of the fun was always having great games and activities to keep everyone involved and enjoying themselves. Here are a few activity ideas that will appeal to all different ages and make your Fourth of July Block Party a hit.

 

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  • Group Bingo. Bingo is a game that all ages can play, find a big bingo wheel set up tables and get the Bingo fun started. Prizes can be store bought or even homemade, maybe recruit neighbors to make yummy desserts to give away.
  • Bike Parade. As a kid I loved the bike parade, we had streamers and horns and funny hats then all the kids rode up and down the street in a fun little parade.
  • Water Balloon Toss. Since it is hot in July a water balloon toss is fun for all ages you could divide by age group and have a winner in each group.
  • Face Painting. Recruit high school students who are artists to set up a face painting table, the kids will love it.
  • Cake Walk. Everyone loves a cake walk and who doesn’t want a cake to take home.
  • Pinata. Kids love a pinata whether it is a fancy store bought one or a homemade one pinatas are lots of fun.
  • Squirt Gun Fight. Every year we had an epic squirt gun battle, it was so much fun and a great way to cool down.
  • S’mores Stations. Set out several fire pits ( to be manned by adults) and let everyone make deluxe s’mores from a table of toppings, we love using Reese’s Cups instead of traditional chocolate bars.

A simple way to do food is to divide the dishes by alphabet among the neighbors and make it bring your own drink. Here are some super easy and fun partiotic treats for 4th of July. I am looking forward to mixing and mingling and having fun at our Block Party this 4th of July!

 

How To Make A Summer Car Survival Kit

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Summer is officially here and that means it is time to update that car survival kit in your trunk (or under your seat) to reflect the summer needs! If you do not have one here is a quick and easy guide to get one in your car, you will thank me later!

Find a container that fits nicely in your car under the seat or in your trunk ( in which case I would make sure you have a lid) You can go as big or as small as you want depending on what you think is necessary for your kit, you can even use a spare diaper bag. My kit contains the following:

  • 3-4 diapers per child
  • 1 box of wipes
  • 1 seasonally appropriate outfit per child
  • changing pad
  • bottled water ( be sure to remove during times of freezing temperatures)
  • individually packaged snacks such as peanut butter crackers or pretzel bags
  • small toy or book (1 per child)
  • you may want a clean sippy cup, bottle or pacifier if these are in use
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • band-aids
  • baby carrier – I keep my Boba Air in the car at all times
  • Totseat – this is a must if you have one of highchair age
  • any other item you use on a regular basis that you may need a backup for

This back up stash has saved my sanity many times when I am gone from home longer than I plan or an accident occurs or any other number of occasions.

Do you have a car survival kit? What is in yours?

Spreading Happiness One Balloon At A Time #HappinessFloats

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Spreading happiness can be pretty addicting, in a really good sort of way. It can also be as easy as handing someone a balloon.

Balloon Time, a local Columbus company that produces the world’s best selling portable helium tank, is starting a movement to spread happiness all over the place by simply brightening a day with a balloon and a message. My girl’s and I jumped at the chance to spread a little cheer and began plotting and planning our cheer spreading.

 

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Our first happiness victims were newlyweds, just a few days post-wedding we surprised the new Mr & Mrs with some balloons to celebrate the new marriage.

 

happinness floats delivery

 

Next we made balloons for several families in the neighborhood whom we love. The girls helped me write sweet notes to their friends like ” your smile lights up the room” or “thank you for your friendship”. We attached a little not to our bundles acknowledging it was from us and had every intention of hooking them to the front door and leaving.  Our surprise was foiled as both times we were spotted walking to the door but it was worth it to witness the big smiles. It’s amazing the power of a simple helium filled balloon.

 

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You too can join the movement and spread happiness to those around you, one balloon at a time.  Pick up a Balloon Time portable helium tank and start filling balloons and delivering them leaving a wake of happiness behind you everywhere you go. Share your happiness spreading adventures using hashtag #HappinessFloats so everyone can enjoy the good cheer.

Gardening Made Easy with Sprout It App

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About 5 years ago I planted my first garden and to my surprise and delight it did really well. Prior to my first garden I considered myself to be a plant killer and my track record confirmed my lack of a green thumb.With a  lot of questions and the help of others and the internet I figured out the basics and was able to enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables when I cooked. Since then my gardens have been growing and I have experimented with several different vegetables and while I always have success with tomatoes and peppers other things have been hit or miss.

 

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Finding out that I only had a partially green thumb was not that surprising, gardening is a lot harder than it looks and each plant is different and has different needs. A few weeks ago a local company called Sprout It gave away 40,000 MiracleGro Groables to help and encourage Columbus, Ohio to grow their own vegetables and herbs. My little girls and I headed to a nearby fire station to pick ours out and it turned into a fun adventure. I got a bag full of seeds and they saw a firetruck up close and personal. Every year I grow herbs in pots on my deck and this year I am growing them with the Groables I received instead of buying starter plants, I am anxious to see how I do.

 

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Sprout It App: So what is this Sprout It App. The Sprout It app is the perfect gardening tool for Columbus, Ohio residents (and others) looking to grow their own food this year. Whether you are just dabbling with 1 or 2 plants or have acres and acres this app can help you. Using the app is simple, you start by setting up your virtual garden. You can choose your plant, then choose seed or starter and choose planting date. From there you can watch your plants virtually grow and be given care advice to maximize your garden potential.

 

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The Sprout It App is available for iPhone, iPad and online making it available for every gardener who wants it. This year I did a lot of seeds which is new for me, I typically just do starter plants. In the past I have never successfully done seeds but with the help of Sprout It I am feeling confident things will go well, I have already learned several things that I know I never did before which probably caused my plants to die. The Sprout It app gives you care tips as well as estimates when you will harvest. If you are truly starting from scratch they give suggestions of what to plant based on what type of things you are looking to do with your harvest, I love that! Wherever you are Sprout It can help you achieve gardening success they even support the UK now!

Be sure to download your free Sprout It app to help you on your growing adventure and follow Sprout It on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

5 Summer Playdates for Preschoolers

 

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It’s Summertime and that means it’s the perfect time for play dates, my friends and I get together once a week to have a play date with a large group  and I often get together mid-week with just a few friends for smaller more intimate play dates. Here are some of the play dates I have found work best for preschool age kids.

 

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1. Park Play Date: A really easy and great thing to do is pick a local park and meet up at a specified time. In the summer most parks have open restrooms as well as seating for lunch. Have everyone pack their own lunch and then it is not a burden on anyone to host or provide food. This is what my group of friends does every Friday we each sign up and pick our favorite park so we all experience new parks.

 

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2. Zoo Play Date: Here in Columbus we have an amazing zoo and most of my friends have passes or guests on their passes so they can bring friends. We pick a time and meet up exploring the zoo together with our kids. Then we grab a table and eat the lunch we packed. These types of play dates are best with smaller groups like 4-5 moms max.

 

 

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3. Water Play Date: When it is hot out and the pool seems too crowded and stressful have a water play date in your back yard. Pull out the sprinkler and the slip n slide. Fill up the water table and let the kids enjoy water in a safe environment without deep water to stress mom.

 

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4. Themed Play Date: It is always fun to have a theme for your play date. Most of my friends have all girls like I do so we often have dress up play dates with princess costumes and jeweled crowns. Or you can do a musical theme or an outdoor toys get out and get active theme like I did a few weeks ago.

 

5. Pot Luck Play Date: If your days are too busy how about a family pot luck in the evening. Have each person bring a dish for dinner and let the kids play while the parents socialize, it’s a play date for the whole family.

Party Planning Made Easy With Proflowers #PartyBlooms

This is part of a sponsored campaign with ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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My mother is the party planning queen, her decor and theme skills are beyond compare and her parties are always breathtaking and perfect. I did not inherit this gift. Oh I can throw a great party with nice decorations and good food but it is nothing like my mom does and honestly few can compare to her party throwing skills.

Now growing up attending all these events I did pick up a few tips that anyone can employ to elevate a party and a big one is always have fresh flowers.

 

proflowers purse bouquet

 

That’s right I said fresh flowers and ProFlowers is the perfect place to order your floral arrangements from. The wide variety of style, theme and price means you can easily find the perfect arrangement for your party. They have fabulous and creative floral arrangements like the Celebrate Her Beauty arrangement that comes in this adorable teal purse or the Deluxe All the Frills Arrangement that comes in a blue mason jar. When you have a great floral arrangement on a table no one is looking for more decor they are simply admiring and often smelling the arrangement. On top of that ProFlowers also offers a variety of delicious Shari’s Berries products like chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate caramel covered pretzels. With the help of ProFlowers you hardly have to do anything to impress your guests with your fabulous get together.

 

proflowers sharis berries chocolate covered strawberries

 

proflowers sharis berries chocolate covered pretzels

 

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Giving My Kids A Summer of Boredom

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This summer my plan is to let my kids be bored, I know sounds insane right?

Here is my thinking and I fully acknowledge this could backfire BUT I am willing to try.

My kids hardly ever play with their toys and the whines of I am bored can be heard for miles the 30 minutes we are home between activities. It seems my kids have forgotten how to self entertain, they have forgotten how to be creative in play and think of something without mom dictating an activity.

This spring has been the busiest time our family has ever seen and it has taken it’s toll on all of us. In case you are worried about my kids being too bored don’t be, we have a pool membership and a zoo membership and the kids are doing VBS the first week of summer, but beyond that I am not adding more to the mix. My oldest is doing swim team BUT nothing else, no soccer camp, no dance camp, no art camp…. you get the picture.

We will be slowing down and relaxing by the pool, not rushing from activity to activity. And on rainy days or days at home my kids will be forced to be creative with what we already have.

I know it will be painful for me at first, but I am confident (or somewhat confident) this is what my family needs!

Wish me luck, summer breaks starts in 1 week!

 

Chicken & Avocado Pita with Green Chili Aioli #Recipe

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Have you ever tried aioli before? It’s simple to make and quite delicious to eat. Red Gold shared with me several delicious aioli recipes including tomato aioli, garlic aioli, chipotle aioli, lime & cilantro aioli and green chili aioli just to name a few. Not only does Red Gold have 9 different easy aioli recipes but they have some delicious signature dishes to use them in. I tried out the Chicken & Avocado Pita with Green Chili Aioli and it was amazing. The Red Gold Green Chili Aioli was super easy to make and the rest of it just came together making a delicious and healthy meal!

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Red Gold Green Chili Aioli

  • Red Gold Petite Diced Tomates with Green Chilis – 1 can
  • Light Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup

 

Chicken & Avocado Pita with Green Chili Aioli

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • Flatbread
  • shredded lettuce
  • Avocado peeled and diced
  • Red Gold Green Chili Aioli
  • Shredded Cheese

Mix together in a bowl chicken, lemon juice, red onion, salt and black pepper. Place lettuce on flat bread and top with chicken mixture and avocados. Spoon green chili aioli on top and garnish with shredded cheese.

 

chicken and avocado pita with green chili aioli

 

If you are looking for an easy cheat to cooking your shredded chicken throw it in a slow cooker in the morning with some chicken broth and cook until it easily shreds!

I had never tried any form of aioli before making this recipe but the Red Gold Green Chili Aioli was perfect on the chicken and avocado pita!

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