Banana Breakfast Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting & some Breakfast Hacks

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These Banana Breakfast Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and some Breakfast Hacks are brought to you as part of a sponsored campaign for Happy Morning Hacks with Jif.  I don't know why, but breakfast is a tough one in this house to keep variety.  It just seems like the same things over and over again. Any ...

Patriotic Red White & Blue Cake Mix Cookies

Patriotic Cake Mix Cookies- This Mama Loves

Patriotic Red White & Blue Cake Mix Cookies These patriotic cookies are so simple but so festive! A simple cake mix and some food coloring and you can get your festive on - without a lot of time or effort   These cake mix cookies are a great recipe for the kids to help out in ...

Without this blog: Reflections and Gratitude

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This post sharing my reflections and gratitude about this blog was inspired by and is sponsored by the 5th birthday of the SITS Girls! Opinions are my own.When we became pregnant with our oldest daughter, we decided I would stay home full time. We knew going in that it would make for tightened wallets and ...

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream

2 ingredient peanut butter ice cream recipe- This Mama Loves

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream It's summer vacation and the kids want ice cream all of the time.  MOM! Can we have something cold to eat!?  I don't mind them having cold snacks but I do NOT want them eating ice cream every single day of the week, either. Healthier options are always a good thing ...

Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party #25

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party 25 (This Mama Loves)

Welcome back to the Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party! I'm happy to report we've all survived the first week of summer vacation.  I may have screwed up my son's hair (there's video footage on Facebook) but it ended up looking pretty cool and he's happy as a clam with it.  We've also been cooking up some fun ...

Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe - This Mama Loves Blog

Taco Pasta Salad I feel sometimes like everyone has their "dish" they bring to all gatherings. Something they are known for and everyone loves. Well, except for me. No one ever makes a specific request from me and so I'm often left wanting something a little fun to bring, like a new twist on an old ...

Tube Free is Right for Me. And You, Too!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube Free. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you seen Scott Tube-Free bath tissue? It's like the best thing since sliced bread.  It's not because you can get a coupon to try it and save your dollars.  It's not because there’s no wasteful tube to toss at the end. It's ...

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe / This Mama Loves

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad Using quinoa in a cold salad for summer time is a great way to mix it up from the expected pasta salads you always see and still have something similar that is really tasty and the people will love. You can make almost any of your favorite pasta salads into a quinoa ...

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Thoughtful Last Minute Gift Ideas - This Mama Loves

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day is sneaking up fast! Did you forget to get a gift, or haven’t’ had time to something special? Dad doesn’t want the finest thing money has to offer; he wants to feel loved on his special day. Here are some thoughtful last minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas ...

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents / This Mama Loves

The kids are home for the summer in just a few days now! While the prospect of 10 weeks with no homework and no scheduled days seems exciting to the kids, it's not quite the same for me as their mom. I need to keep in mind that we'll be doing a lot of activities, ...