Aug 21

Student dress code, a vent

Jayde We live in a county where the vast majority of schools ask that the students wear uniforms, yet somehow we have gotten lucky to have had two schools where uniforms were not required. The schools do have regular dress codes, and in all the dress code is very similar to the dress code I had whenever I was in school. No opened toed shoes, no hoodies on the students heads, no tank tops or exposed shoulders at all, no bad words on clothing, and shorts must be longer than the students middle finger when held next to the leg.

Most of those rules are ok but that last one is a massive bummer for Jayde, she’s tiny and any shorts that fit her waist do not even come close to her middle finger when held next to her leg. To give you an idea, she is in the sixth grade and is 11 years old and wears a size small in shirts and a size 8 in shorts/pants. I can buy her a size 12 and it gets sort of near the length that it needs to be, but then she has to wear a belt and walk around with the shorts being super baggy.

Jayde park

I get where the school is coming from, they don’t want students butts hanging out but where does that leave the skinny girls who cant wear shorts at all because of their weight? I feel like this rule is completely outdated and that maybe it is time to change up the dress code rules to say something along the lines of “No shorts so short that the students butt is exposed to the world”.

Side note: Yes Jayde is tiny, but I have asked her doctor ever single year and she is still very within a healthy range on her weight!


Moms of skinny girls, what do you do?

Aug 20

Time saving casserole recipes for busy school nights

Time saving casserole recipes for busy school nights
The first few weeks of school each year are especially difficult because there is always so much paper work, not to mention just getting used to the kids being back to school. Which is why I always make my meal plan super easy this time of year so that I have one less thing to worry about. I find myself falling back on casseroles a lot during this time because they are so easy and filling.

Upside-down meatball casserole // Sloppy Joe Bubble Up // White Chicken Enchilada Casserole // Beefy nacho casserole

Mashed potato casserole // Cheese spaghetti casserole // Chicken and wild rice casserole

Fritos pie recipe // Spaghetti and meatballs casserole // Mango Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole // Chicken tortilla bake


What is your all time favorite casserole dish to make?

Aug 19

Make your kids the envy of the lunch room // GIVEAWAY

Wilshire Farm provided me with a product in return for this post. However, as always all opinions expressed are my own. Pinky Promise!

With back to school in full swing a lot of us moms are already hunting for healthier alternatives for our children’s lunches. Not to mention Im sure your kids are already tired of boring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Lucky for us Hillshire Farm has launched a brand new level of lunchmeat called Hillshire Farms Naturals. This new line of premium quality lunch meat is slow roasted and perfectly seasoned with absolutely no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and offers the same great taste and flavor that you have grown to love from Hillshire Farm. These are available in four varieties including Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Breast, Honey Roasted Ham and Black Forest Ham.

Hillshire Farm Naturals are packaged in a black double-sealed, resealable tub that locks in freshness and get taste. You can find these in your grocery stores packaged deli meats section nationwide and will retail at the suggest price of $4.48 per package.

Now you can pack your kids a healthy lunch with all of the delicious taste that they expect in their lunch. Get creative and make them a delicious wrap or even a double decker sandwich, make them the envy of the lunchroom!

Enter to win some coupons for some of this delicious Hillshire Farm Naturals to try for yourself below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Aug 19

Awesome Etsy Finds // words to frame

Think Happy Thoughts // Worthwhile Paper

Act Like A Lady Think Like A Boss // The Watermelon Factory

Hipster Sloth // Arcadiagraphic

Inspirational Love // Blessed Type

Be Rad Today // Pheasant Press

Let go // Rachel Illustrates

As if // A Spring Bear

Look for the Silver Lining // Fin and Feather Art

Aug 18

National Lemonade Day at Red Robin // GIVEAWAY

Red Robin provided me with a gift card in return for this post.The additional gift card for the winner is also provided by Red Robin. However, as always all opinions expressed are my own. Pinky Promise!

NAtional Lemonade day at Red Robin
Red Robin will be hosting lemonade stands that will be serving Freckled Lemonade samples to their guest and to collect donations that will support their national charity partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand on August 20th. Guests who donate $5 or more will receive a yellow bracelet to show their support.

If you haven’t had the chance to try out Red Robin’s signature drink the Freckled Lemonade, which is a mix of sweet strawberries and tangy Minute Maid Lemonade (with bottomless refills). This is practically the best lemonade drink ever and really makes it a great drink to honor National Lemonade day! While you are at Red Robin be sure to enjoy some delicious gourmet burgers (I recommend my favorite burger the Banzai burger) with their bottomless french fries.

Don’t worry if you cannot make it to one of Red Robin’s 500 restaurants nationwide on this day there are still four other ways that you can help out.

  1. Purchase an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation eGift Card at
  2. Purchase exciting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation-inspired merchandise on Red Robin’s website
  3. Log onto and donate to the charity
  4. Purchase a Freckled Lemonade at Red Robin on any other day of the year!
  5. Visit


If you are not familiar with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation here are a few facts:

  •  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004).
  • In 2000  then 4 year old Alex announced that she wanted to have a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement dedicated to finding cures for all types of childhood cancers, complete thousands of supporters across the country.
  • To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charity that has raised more than a whopping 80 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure. The Foundation has funded over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.


Red Robin was awesome and will be providing one of my readers with a $25 Red Robin gift card. Enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Older posts «