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Today I’m sharing printable lunchbox note cards & Jif™ Bars as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #TeamJif

School’s been in session for a month now. Well, for my oldest at least. 1st grade has been just as awesome as Kindergarten and we have finally gotten back into the groove of school day routines. Most mornings are filled with running around trying to get the kids ready, fed and packing a lunch for Ethan to take to school.

Printable Lunchbox Note Cards #TeamJif

This grilled hot dog pairing idea is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.

Many people are talking about the wonderful season of fall already. Don’t get me wrong; I am definitely ready for bonfires, hoodies, changing leaves and fun fall activities. However, I am definitely not ready to put that cover on the grill for the last time this year.

Making Onions and Peppers on the Grill

This hot dog bar setup is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.

No matter how much we have going on, we make sure each and every weekend is filled with family-time. We may spend a day out and about exploring a St. Louis attraction, or just spend time together in the backyard. No matter what we end up doing, it involves lots of laughter, fun, and good eats.

Hot Dog Bar Idea for Grilling Party

We made picnic kabobs and had a fun day under the sun with Banana Boat® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

Ever since having kids, I go into each summer saying the same thing: This is going to be the best summer ever! And each summer I mean it. I want to have a great time with my family and create the most amazing memories. Each year I have to come up with new things to do and new places to visit.

Family Fun Picnic Ideas with 3 Different Kabob Ideas & Picnic Necessities #BestSummerEver

This shop about Campbell’s Labels for Education has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4Edu #CollectiveBias

I’m excited to say that we have survived two weeks of school. Ethan loves Kindergarten, he hasn’t been late (yet) and I haven’t forgotten to pick him up! That is all an accomplishment in it’s own. But there is one thing I am still having a hard time with… weeknight dinners.

Quick & Easy Creamy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe #Labels4Edu #shop

Jalapeno Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

Recently, you may have noticed a pattern in my articles regarding my desire to eat healthier. It has not just stemmed as a New Years Resolution, but as my inclination to keep the recently shredded pounds/baby weight off. Sometimes, when I find companies that offer great foods that are also good for me, it really makes my health-eating easier. Two brands I have been using lately include Jennie-O Turkey Store and Wholly Guacamole.


  • 8 flour tortillas (any size works, I use 6″)
  • 16 or more thin ham slices
  • 1 slice of cheese, sliced into 10 strips
  • 12oz Chive & Onion cream cheese
  • 1/2 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • Saran Wrap

Soften the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, which takes approximately 30 seconds. Stir to insure softness and mix in the ranch dressing mix. Next, warm tortillas for about 15 seconds in the microwave to soften, making them easier to work with.

Spread a layer of cream cheese on the tortilla (I leave about an inch uncovered at the top so when I roll it up it doesn’t push out). Next, place 2 (or 3 if you are using a larger tortilla) slices of ham which will overlap (again I leave about an inch uncovered at the top so when I roll it up it doesn’t push out). Put a strip of cheese towards the bottom of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up. Repeat to all tortillas. You will have left over cream cheese. I put the leftovers back in the refrigerator and use it within a week making more. Roll each tortilla in Saran Wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 3 hours to allow them to get firm. Cut into 1/2-1″ pieces and enjoy!

You could always double it. This is just the portion I use for my husband when I make it for his lunch.