Green shamrock homemade gummy candy- This Mama Loves

Green Shamrock Homemade Gummy Candy

Have you ever made homemade gummy candy? We haven't- or hadn't- but when my friend Jill showed me just how easy it is to make it at home, we decided we needed to try. A few ingredients (and I found natural, organic options as well, see below), a few minutes of time and 30-40 minutes [...]

Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait Recipe

Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of belVita for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am so bad about skipping breakfast.  I'm always worried about the kids eating before school, getting lunches packed, and them out the door on time.  After they are off I jump into work stuff and [...]

Star Wars Candy Bar Wrappers


If your kids go to a school where they can bring candy treats in, I have a REALLY fun Star Wars Candy Bar Wrappers printable for you! A fun bonus: we're including a set that's non-Valentine themed at the bottom- just in case. Who doesn't love Star Wars and candy?? Get your Star Wars Candy Bar [...]

Nine Lives Movie: Second Chances and Cat Fur

Nine Lives Movie Poster

So this one time Kevin Spacey turned into a cat and then all this funny stuff happened and he learned some important and meaningful lessons while he was a cat and my kid had to pee so I missed the end of the movie and I'm not really sure if Kevin stayed a cat or [...]

Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip : Slow Cooker Game Day Recipe

Slow Cooker Game Day Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip- This Mama Loves

It’s playoff season- and by playoff season, I mean FOOTBALL. As you may have heard, there are only two teams left and they’ll be facing off in the biggest game of the year! Luckily, January is #NationalSlowCookerMonth, so you can start perfecting your game day grub as you prep for hosting or attending a viewing [...]

Chipotle-Pineapple Meatballs: Game Day Grub

Chipotle Pineapple Meatballs - This Mama Loves

Chipotle-Pineapple Meatballs: Game Day Grub Thanks to the "King of Juices™", DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice, for sponsoring this yummy post. Game day requires amazing finger food: appetizers, desserts, chips and dip, cute bite-sized veggies, etc. Great food needs loads of flavor to pack a punch on your Super Bowl spread! These Game Day Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle-Pineapple [...]

You’ve Been Hugged Valentine Surprise


Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Valentine's Day is coming and with it, all of the yummy Valentine's Day candies and treats and chocolates. Hershey makes a whole bunch of my favorite candies, and [...]

Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Southwestern Shepherd's Pie Recipe- This Mama Loves

We are in the thick of winter here. I'm loving so much of winter but am also kind of feeling like I need more dinner ideas. My family absolutely loves Shepherd's Pie, and they request it once a week if not more often. But to be honest... I get tired of making it the same [...]

Upcycled Decorative Jars Craft Idea

Easy decorative upcycled jars craft- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My 4 year old is always up for crafts, especially if it involves something messy like paint and glitter.  The messier the better is her motto! I don't mind, I use a couple items to help [...]

Shopkins Valentines Day Cards {Printable}

Printable Shopkins Valentines Day Cards- This Mama Loves

Shopkins.  Shopkins, Shopkins, Shopkins.  They're little, they're adorable, and they are EVERYWHERE.  They are figures, they are games, they are collectibles, they are hard to find, they're in blind bags, they're on underwear, bags, shirts, dresses, pajamas, sheets, and yes, there's an app for them (it's actually a super cute app and even kids who [...]

Fun After School Snack Idea-Pudding Bar

After school snack idea- pudding bar- This Mama Loves

Thanks to Snack Pack® for sponsoring this awesome Pudding Bar post!Sometimes after-school snacks are just whatever you can grab on the go or something the kids can reach and eat on their own. Other times, I like to give them a little something special. This fun Pudding Bar with Snack Pack® also doubles as a [...]