A Guide For: The Perfect “Parents’ Night In”

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A guide to the perfect "parents night in"

We have two kids under 5. As you can imagine, and as most of you know, we don’t get out as much as we used to. What used to be movie nights, eating out, or fun activities have turned into quiet evenings at home for my husband and I. Kids have bedtimes, busy schedules, and by the end of the day we are all wiped out.

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Sloppy Joe Sliders- with a spicy kick!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Colman’s. #ad #hotmessaround #colmansmustard #colmansmakesithot 

Sloppy Joe Sliders-with a kick

Who’s so excited that it’s finally summer?!  (Me! Me! Me!) We have been loving the laid back feeling of summer and have slept in on a few different occasions after long days at the pool in the sun. It’s heaven! And each day of summer that passes I get excited for one of my FAVORITE HOLIDAYS that’s coming up…..The 4th of July.

I love all the patriotism that happens during July, fireworks, and especially all the parties! I am planning on hosting my very first 4th of July party, and I am in prep mode already! What to wear, what to eat, how many sparklers do I need??!! Ah!

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Peace Themed Two Year Old Birthday Party

This peace sign, hippy, daisy, themed party was SO FUN! and so cheap and easy! The whole party cost me FOURTY DOLLARS! Talk about budget friendly! This sixties inspred little girls birthday party is perfect for any two year old!

I debated not throwing this party because:

let’s be honest, she is two, she has no “friends”, she will never remember it, parties cost a lot of money. The list goes on and on, I mean, who is this party even for?  

But for some reason (probably because I am crazy) I just couldn’t kick this idea. So I made it happen.


And did I mention, I did It all for way under $50?


Keep scrolling to see the budget break down and loads of cute pictures.

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Spicy Egg Salad Sandwich Bites

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Spicy Egg Salad Sandwich Bites!!

I CANNOT wait to share today’s recipe with you! If you know me, you know my favorite food (this is for real) is mustard. I still remember in high school my family bought me a gallon container of mustard for my birthday, ha ha! And you better believe it got used! I love mustard in any way shape or form. And you better believe if I’m eating something that requires a condiment I will be putting mustard on it. 

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Easy, No Bake, 5 Minute, Lemon Cheesecake

This cheeseckae is devine! It onky takes about five minutes start to finish to make. So fresh and creamy! It is the perfect summer treat to bring to your next BBQ! Also perfect for mothers day

This is a public service announcement to all men, women and children! Mother’s Day is coming up FAST! Fool her into believing you are totally awesome by making this 5 MINUTE, NO BAKE, CHEESECAKE! She will think you spent hours thinking of, and serving her, when in reality you were hiding in the kitchen surfing the web for funny cat videos!

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Delicious and Healthy Zuchinni Turkey Patties

Looking for a FILLING, healthy, protien packed, EASY, weeknight dinner idea? Well look no further! These Turkey patties are so easy to make my children often help me make them!

Looking for a FILLING, healthy, protein packed, EASY, weeknight dinner idea? Well look no further! These Turkey patties are so easy to make! My children often help me make them!  They are so satisfying it often takes me a few hours before I start thinking about what I want to eat for dessert! Which is saying something because I am always thinking about food.

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$599 Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY!!

Enter to win $599 Amazon Giftcard! Perfect to celebrate summer with! Is there anything better than money to AMAZON?! It’s basically cash. How would you spend $599 if YOU won? We are getting all ready for summer over here, so on my list is a pool, squirt guns, and of course my FAVORITE sunscreen! There will be ONE lucky winner, and it could be YOU!! Head to the rafflecopter link below to enter! 

Don’t forget to check out all of the incredible bloggers that are helping to make this giveaway happen! You’ll love them!

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