Be real with me… how many times have you cut yourself trying to use plastic wrap?! About a bajillion?! I…
Be real with me… how many times have you cut yourself trying to use plastic wrap?! About a bajillion?! I…
Be real with me… how many times have you cut yourself trying to use plastic wrap?! About a bajillion?! I KNOW! Me too! It is SO frustrating and really painful! I mean, ever get jalopeno juice on that cut?! THAT SUCKS! It just does. Today though, I’m here to share a kitchen victory with you and I KNOW you can appreciate this. Plus, I’ll be sharing a few bonus hacks too. The victory?! Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap NOW has a built-in slide cutter that ensures a clean cut, every single time. Like, is your mind blown?! Because mine is/was! I mean, watch the video and just look at mine & Maddie’s excitement! haha. Even the kids know how great this is.
Now that we’ve talked about the new awesomeness that is Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap , let’s chat about some of them life hacks I mentioned above. Sound good?! Mmhmm.
Place a piece of plastic wrap under the caps of liquid travel bottles (shampoo, conditioner, etc.) to prevent leaks and spills while traveling. Nothing is worse than getting to your destination and realizing shampoo has spilled all over your bag.
Create an anti-blister grip by wrapping the handle of a wooden spoon, rake or paint roller in plastic wrap to make it easier to hold and more gentle on your hands. I do this to our utensils to help David’s hands actually. He loves to cook, is in cullinary school, but has bad hands. So the extra grip helps a ton. This hack helps tiny hands in the kitchen too.
Banish ice cream freezer burn by draping a sheet of plastic wrap over ice cream before sealing and storing.
I love ice cream. But I love it on my time, like when I’m in the mood for it… therefore it sits in the freezer for well… basically ever. Thankful that I learned this tip a long time ago, otherwise my ice cream would be tossed into a trash can and I’d be a sad lady.
Do you have Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap life hacks to share?! Drop em in the comments, let me know your hacking ways!
Hi, guys and gals! Happy to have you here again today! Today I wanted to chat about how to UP your Easter food prep game without breaking the bank and without actually working harder. Smarter not harder, right?! Right! So, stuffed green olives is my answer for you. Now, hear me out… I know that sounds a bit silly…olives are an “smarter not harder” fix?! How so, amber?! Well, let me tell ya…..
Everyone loves to snack and graze. Especially at get togethers. Try a platter. Add your favorite cheeses, meats and nuts and don’t forget the Pearls Specialties olives. These olives add a refined touch without spending a bunch. That’s a win in my book!
David and I love to add em to our lunches. We dice em up and add em to sandwiches or to pizzas. Tonight for dinner I’m making a chicken bacon pasta salad (very similar to this one I’ve shared before) using these Pitted Kalamata olives and I’m so excited about it. It’s going to be so yummy! Check my IG stories later for it because I’m sure I’ll share a pic :p
Tell me your favorite way to eat olives? Do you make a platter and eat your stuffed green olives that way? Do you use them to top a salad? A pizza? They’re even perfect for a girls night in. Just add some cheese and crackers to a platter with these bad boys and done! Who wouldn’t eat that up?! I know I would. Do your prefer black olives? green olives? Stuffed olives? Have you tried the Garlic Stuffed Olives yet? Or the Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives? Those would be so yummy with a platter of buffalo chicken. Mmm. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it and I just ate pizza for lunch (with olives on it, duh).
So, boom. There you have it. A few different ideas and ways to incorporate the best olives into your Easter food prepping, snack makings, and meals in general. 🙂
My top three reasons for carrying Kleenex Wet Wipes…
Seriously, if you have kids… you need to go to Target (as if you even needed a Target run excuse *wink*) and grab some of these! They’re great for hands and/or face! They come in 3 packages: Gentle, Sensitive, and Germ Removal. With three kids still at home, you can bet your butt we go through so many wipes, tissues, paper towels, etc etc on repeat. These won’t break the bank, they’re totally budget friendly at only $1.49 each. You can totally order em online as well. Grab your Kleenex Wet Wipes here.
Jam hands are a real thing…. my oldest is almost 11 and he’s my messiest eater. He comes home with mustard stains on him and if sandwiches were made for lunch, I always know which one to call to clean up his mess. Haha.
Maddie is my neat freak. She likes everything arranged a certain way and gets really annoyed if you mess with it, move it around. She likes things neat and tidy, so I keep the germ removal wipes on hand specifically for her.
Then there’s Owen… this kid is just an all around mess. We keep a pack of wipes in the car at all times specifically for this kid’s face! I don’t know how he does it, but he constantly has stuff all over that face. He’s always been my messy faced kiddo… but man, we’ve reached new levels now that he’s a full time kindergartener. Markers, paint, snacks, juice, food, you name it… he’s wearing it on his face.
“This wipe smells goooooood, Mom!!!” – Owen, age 6.
“Okay, buddy…..whatever you say” -Mom, age 32.
Know that you know and have met my top three wipe carrying reasons, tell me about yours?!
They’re also great for our Colorado adventures – hiking, camping, snowboarding, even just park trips… they get tossed into a bag and even though everyone insists we don’t need them, we always end up using them. ALWAYS. I will never not carry wipes. They’re just HANDY!
You can find em in the Kleenex aisle, or pretend you didn’t read that part if you just need a good wander around Target.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
Trying to hide that you’ve looked exhausted since 2008?! Me too! Mine probably started in 2007 when I gave birth to my first child. No amount of sleep prepares you for that. But today I want to introduce you to something that will help. Olay Whips.
Olay Whips is the unicorn of moisturizers. Not only does it hydrate something fierce, but it absorbs instantly into your skin meaning you can jump right into your makeup routine without having to wait around for your face to dry. It also continues to hydrate throughout the day for a dewy finish.
Olay Whips leaves your skin feeling wonderfully smooth. I’m talking like velvety smooth, y’all. It’s like a no primer, primer.
I’ve been using Total Effects.
It claims 7 skin benefits in one little tub: Actively replenishes nourishing moisture, evens skin tone appearance, enhances brightness, visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the look of pores, restores firmness + visibly reduces dark spots. It is also formulated with VitaNiacin Complex II and Vitamins C & E to fight the early signs of aging. Winning, right there! Anti-aging anything is a win in my book. But the fact that it moisturizes as well, plus it’s totally budget friendly…. major win all around. Don’t you think? Do you currently have a favorite moisturizer and/or primer? Let me know if you’d try this & switch it up! I’m excited to hear why or why not.
You can get your Whips from Wal-Mart here #WalmartBeauty #AwardWorthyBeauty #FeelTheWhip.
It’s 2018, y’all…. It’s February…. My words (yup, wordS) for the year…. “SELF CARE” I am putting myself first. Okay, not really…but I’m moving me up on the food chain and I feel like that’s a HUGE step in itself.
There’s a moment when we realize how important self-care truly is. It is SO easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, but that’s where self-care comes in. There comes this moment usually followed shortly after a breakdown (or 20) that we truly decide that it’s time to take better care of ourselves, as women, as mothers, as wives, as people. Self-care is important.
You realize that going to bed a little earlier isn’t such a tragic thing.
You learn that veggies and fruits are part of a well-balanced diet.
You start cutting out the processed food a bit and just being more conscience overall about the stuff you’re putting in/on your body.
You skincare routine shouldn’t be any different! Take care of the outside as well as the inside. Use a cleanser that actually helps improve your skin. Let me help with that by introducing y’all to Olay Cleansing Infusions – the first cleansing solution for the face AND body. These babes work their hardest to draw out the impurities and bring in hydration for naturally glowing skin.
The facial cleansers are:
Olay MicropolishingCleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Crushed Ginger & Citrus Extract
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp & Aloe Extract
The body cleansers are:
Olay Microscrubbing Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Crushed Ginger
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp
These are non-stripping cleansers that contain biorenewing hydrators that improve your skin’s condition as you wash, revealing your natural glow.
Crushed ginger body & facial cleansers contain exfoliators that break down as you wash, creating a micropolishing effect that
reveals a smooth surface for healthy looking and feeling skin.
Clinically proven to enhance skin’s radiance after just one use (as tested using Olay’s unique chromometer technology).
How awesome is that, right?!
Other ways to Glow up and make sure your skin is looking at it’s BEST – make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. H2O is a big key to hydration. Exfoliate once or twice a week. Massage your facial products in. Clean your makeup brushes. Wear sunscreen. Clean your phone! A dirty phone makes for a dirty face. Wear blush. Weird, right?! But a pop of color can make your skin look more awake. Get plenty of sleep. Take your makeup off at the end of the day. Drink your water, eat those fruits and veggies (Watermelon is my favorite go-to,), cut down on the alcohol, and just glow.
We all know that moving can be such a pain in the bum. But a move in the middle of winter?! UGH! Big, fat UGH. Have you ever moved in the Winter? Our little family has, and a lot of our friends’ have moved during the winter season. There’s just a lot more thought that needs to go into it. Thankfully, the people over at CORT hit the nail on the head with their post about “Top 7 tips for a winter PCS move”. Top 7 Tips for a Winter PCS Move
Did you know that Winterizing your car was a thing?! It was not something that crossed my mind until we found out we were getting sent to live in Alaska for a few years. Thankfully we bought a new (and already winterized) vehile once w actually got up there, but I had NO clue we would even need a winterized vehicle.
Another helpful tip, make connections locally. In today’s world, this isn’t really a challenging thing to do. The internet makes a GREAT source for meeting new people & making new friends. When we first got our orders to Alaska, I joined a local AK group and met a few people. I only joined to get tips to help prepare myself to move to a totally different climate than what I was used to (Tennessee girl), but also on how to prepare with tiny babies! (Fin was 2 and Maddie wasn’t even 1 yet). Thankfully, through that internet group, I met a few ladies that were so beyond helpful! Two of which I’m still really close to now, years and years later.
Winterizing and connecting are just TWO of the SEVEN wonderful tips put together by CORT Furniture Rental. Read those tips and more right here –> Top 7 Tips for a Winter PCS Move