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Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Rips with Homemade Dry Rub and Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub and Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeYourSummer #MADEFORDOERS #CollectiveBias This Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The secret to this recipe is the spicy dry rub combined with the sweet honey barbecue sauce. Your taste buds will go crazy! This delicious sweet and spicy barbecue ribs recipe is tender, juicy and full of flavor. They would go perfectly with my Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese or Jalapeno Bacon Pinwheels and Southern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea. If you’re looking to add a dessert don’t forget to check out my Mini Key Lime Pie In a Jar! These ribs are literally finger licking good! Eating ribs can get messy, but always worth it. Especially when you keep VIVA®Vantage® Big Roll Paper Towels and Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean on hand! I’ve learned that Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean and VIVA® Vantage® Big Roll Paper Towels are must-haves to use while cooking, eating and cleaning up. BBQ ribs messes are no match for VIVA® Paper Towels! VIVA® Paper Towels are cloth-like and can handle all the extra BBQ sauce, even when you spill. As a Mom, someone at my table always makes a mess! Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean are great for cleaning up messes on your hands and face. Even the adults need a little extra help to clean up our messy fingers and faces after eating these delicious Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs! Kleenex® Wet Wipes are also made with NO harsh chemicals, so you can get the best clean possible, without irritating your skin. This is the perfect recipe for your next cookout! My family currently lives in a small military community. My husband is Active Duty Coast Guard and we’re stationed on an island in Alaska – thousands of miles away from our families on the east coast. Since moving here, we have several friends who have become like family that we love hosting for cookouts. I was so excited to cook my favorite Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs recipe this past weekend for our friends! Did I mention these were absolutely devoured? My husband is already asking when I’m going to cook these again! The secret to cooking these is adding the dry rub AND the homemade barbecue sauce. I know making your own barbecue sauce can sound intimidating, but it’s actually extremely easy. Store bought barbecue sauce can include a ton of unnecessary sugar. While this recipe does contain brown sugar, it’s only what’s needed. I love cooking up a batch of this barbecue sauce recipe to save for other meals as well. But now we need to get on to our recipe for Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs! First you need to pat dry your ribs with a VIVA®Paper Towel. Set aside your ribs while you mix up your dry rub. Place brown sugar, paprika, ground mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion salt in a bowl and mix until well combined. Once well combined, completely cover your ribs with the dry rub. Be generous and cover ribs both front and back. Set ribs aside to marinate. I normally allow mine to marinate for 2-3 hours, but this is optional. Your ribs will still be delicious if you skip marinating. Once your ribs are done marinating, you can preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Cook ribs in a roaster for two hours. If you don’t have a roaster, wrap your ribs in tin foil. While your ribs cook, you can prepare your barbecue sauce. I’m from North Carolina and we LOVE our barbecue sauce there. Store bought barbecue sauce just doesn’t compare to the sweet and smoky goodness of my homemade recipe. The best part (besides it being delicious) is that it’s not made with any crazy ingredients. These are all items you probably already have sitting in your refrigerator and spice cabinet. All you do is add ketchup (I use organic sugar free but any kind will do), honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, ground pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce to a medium sauce pan. Whisk all your ingredients together quickly while bringing to a boil. Be sure to whisk until well combined and often to be sure not to burn any ingredients. Once well combined and boiling, bring the heat down to a simmer and allow to sit uncovered for about 45 minutes or until your sauce has reached the desired consistency. Once your ribs and barbecue sauce are both cooked, it’s time to grill! Preheat your grill to around 400 degrees. While your grills heats up you can cut and divide your ribs. Cover your ribs with a thick layer of barbecue sauce before placing on the grill. Cook your ribs for two minutes on each side before covering your ribs with another generous layer of barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing. Make sure to have your VIVA® Paper Towels and Kleenex Wet Wipes handy! The Kleenex Wet Wipes can be found down the tissue aisle, which happened to be right across from the VIVA® paper towels at my local Fred Meyer! If you’re looking for more grilling inspiration, be sure to check out the Social Hub and to enter the #MakeYourSummer Sweepstakes, beginning 6/11/18! Dry Rub Recipe Covers 1 rack of ribs Ingredients: 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar 3 Tbsp of Chili Powder 1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper 1 Tsp of Black Ground Pepper 1 Tbsp of Paprika 1/2 Tbsp of Ground Mustard 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp of Onion Salt Directions: Add ingredients to a bowl, mix well Lather onto ribs. Cover completely Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe Makes About 3 Cups Ingredients: 2 Cups of Ketchup 1/4 Cup of Honey 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 Cup of Water 1 Tsp of Black Ground Pepper 1/2 Tsp of Onion Salt 1/2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce Recipe: Add all ingredients to a sauce pan. Whisk ingredients together while bringing to a boil. Make sure all ingredients are well combined. Once boiling and combined, simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes or until you’ve reached your desired consistency.           Related Posts:Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon PinwheelsSouthern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea RecipeEasy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a JarThe Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveBoozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

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Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Constellation Brands. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CelebratorySips #CoronaSummer #CollectiveBias   These Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles are the perfect treat to help you cool down during a fun afternoon by the pool or during around a summer night bonfire with friends. When my husband and I first started dating, we loved to spend weekends during the summer basking by the pool and partaking in my Beergarita recipe. But when the temperatures rise, sometimes you need something a little extra to help you cool off! That’s where these Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles come in to save the day. They are paired with Corona Extra®, strawberries and limeade, which all combine to give you the perfect popsicle for summer. Corona Extra has such a smooth, crisp taste that just screams summer. Corona has a well-balanced flavor between hops and malt, a superior taste profile from superior ingredients—the finest-quality blend of filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn and yeast. Corona Extra has always been a beer that makes me think of making the most out of life and enjoying the moment. Whether it was pool days with my (now) husband or days on the boat with my college girlfriends, a Corona Extra was always the drink of choice. While Corona Extra is a passport to carefree enjoyment, it is so much more than just a vacation beer. It’s a beer that you can mix into recipes to enjoy during a warm day, when you just want to pretend you’re on a warm Caribbean island, far away from all responsibilities, or when you’re hosting a summer cookout or pool party. If you read my recipe for Southern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea then you read that my family loves to host barbecues. We live in a small military community and have a pretty close-knit group of friends, so when the weather permits – we love to invite our friends over for delicious food and fun. While the typical recipes like my Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Pinwheels and Buffalo Chicken Dip are great, they’re not going to help you cool down and enjoy the moment like these Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles will. There’s just something about the taste of Corona that just lets you chill while tasting absolutely amazing. This recipe for Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles is a simple and fun recipe that my girlfriends and I love to dive into. Now that the temperatures are finally rising, I’m keeping these on standby in my freezer for spontaneous get-togethers and trips to the beach. Did I mention how easy these are to make?? All you need is Corona Extra, limeade, and strawberries. Take your strawberries and cut off any stems. Then add to your blender. Blend well but do not puree. I like to use the second highest setting so that the strawberries blend well, but still leave some chopped pieces of strawberry. Add Corona Extra, limeade and strawberries to a bowl. Mix Well. Add mix to popsicles molds and place in freezer overnight. Once frozen, you can enjoy these delicious, boozy popsicles to help you cool down, relax and enjoy summertime! Check out the store locator to find out where you can purchase Corona Extra to make your own Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles! Ingredients; Serves 4 1 Corona Extra® 1 can of limeade 2 cups of strawberries Popsicle molds Recipe: Chop stems off of strawberries and wash fruit. Add strawberries to blender and blend. I like to use the second highest setting so that the strawberries and almost pureed, but there are still slight chunks of strawberry. Add Corona Extra, limeade and strawberries to a bowl. Mix well. Add to popsicle molds. Freeze Overnight. Related Posts:Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon PinwheelsSouthern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea RecipeThe Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveHow to Host a Stress Free Party for the Big Game…

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What to Bring to a Toddler Pool Day

What to Bring to a Toddler Pool Day – The 5 Items You Can’t Leave Home Without

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Amabssador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. A Toddler Pool Day normally goes one of two ways. It can be the most amazing, fun afternoon or it can end up in disaster. There’s not usually a happy medium, at least not for us. But you can make sure you have the best afternoon possible by being prepared! It’s amazing the difference a few necessary items can make in your toddlers mood! If you’re planning on an afternoon in the water, make sure to pack these five items in your pool bag. Swimways Float If you read my post on How To Teach Your Toddler to Love the Water With 5 Simple Steps then you’ve learned about how we used the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy to help ease Madison into swimming and not being afraid of the water. My husband and I both grew up living on the water. Our summers were always filled with swimming and it is so important to us to give our daughter the tools so she can enjoy the water as much as we do. The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy is a must-have for our trips to the pool! This float is specially designed for babies/toddlers 9 to 24 months old and is the #1 selling float in the United States. The large circumference and patented inner spring around the outside edge combine for added stability for your little one. Madison absolutely loves her SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy. The Sun Canopy adds extra sun protection with 50+ SPF. It’s even adjustable or removable! The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy is super easy to carry around and portable in your pool bag! It folds flat into three compact circles to easily slip into the included storage bag. This way Mom can easily carry it from pool to storage, easily. Or even slip it into your suitcase for vacation, like we did! You can find the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy and the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center at your local Target.  Towel No one wants to leave the pool wet. But I have totally been that Mom who forgot my towel at home and had to run back with a mad baby who thought they were missing out on the pool. This is something you never want to forget from your pool bag. Water Bringing a bottle of water for you and your little one to stay hydrated is essential! A dehydrated baby (or Mama) will ruin your fun pool day! Sunscreen Protecting yourself and your little one from the sun is so very important. It is important to carry sunscreen specifically made for your little ones sensitive skin.  The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy even adds an extra 50+ SPF! Snacks I’ve learned to always keep multiple snacks in my bag at all times. When we’re at the pool, my daughter plays hard. Playing hard works up an appetite and nothing ends a fun day at the pool like a HANGRY toddler.   Related Posts:How To Teach Your Toddler to Love the Water With 5…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket6 Tips for Protecting Your Kids SkinTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Stretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…

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How to Be Productive In The Morning With Toddlers

How To Feel Productive In The Morning With Toddlers

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and The J.M. Smucker Company, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #1850Coffee #1850CoffeeatTarget http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’ve always believed that a productive morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. As the Mom of a toddler who wakes up running 132 miles per hour, I’ve learned that a productive morning routine is even more vital now. Those first few moments of peace and quiet are sometimes the only quiet moments I get a day. Creating a productive morning routine now not only sets up my productivity for the rest of the day but it also helps me start my day with a clear mind. Each and every person is different but this is the routine that works best for me. Wake Up 45 Minutes Earlier Waking up earlier allows me to enjoy the slow moments while I can. I like to check my emails, catch up on the news and feed my dogs. I love having this extra time each morning where I’m not rushed. Make a Pot of 1850 Brand Coffee Starting my day off with a cup of this bold yet smooth coffee helps me make bold decisions throughout the day. 1850 Brand Coffee is a new premium coffee made by the makers of Folgers that you can find at your local Target. The coffee beans are fire-roasted and ground to help bring out the rich taste and aroma. This unique blend of ground coffee delivers a bold yet smooth taste, that is never bitter. The favorite part of my morning is enjoying the quiet with my favorite cup of bold coffee. No matter what your day entails, it’s best to prepare yourself for whatever bold moves you’ll need to make. Which is why I always choose to start my day with 1850 Brand Coffee. J.A. Folger started something new and innovative to help prospectors start their days. Today, there is still no better way to be productive than with a bold-yet-smooth cup of coffee. Visit Target from 5/20 – 6/30 and take 20% off any 1850 Brand Coffee Product with the Target Cartwheel Coupon (while supplies last).  Make A To-Do List If I haven’t made a to-do list by the time my husband and toddler wake up, then it’s game over, not happening. Creating a to-do list while I sip on my bold and smooth 1850 Brand Coffee helps motivate me to tackle all the messes that may come my way. Have a Healthy Breakfast Being able to concentrate solely on my own health for one meal helps me stick to my diet plan. When I start out the day with a healthy breakfast, I’m more apt to avoid sugar and other processed foods. Have Quiet Time Do you enjoy to read or watch the morning news? I love to sit on my couch, cuddle my doggies and watch the news while drinking my coffee. This is the one time of day when I can just chill and enjoy my coffee while it’s still warm. It’s vital for my mental health and the bold taste of 1850 Brand Coffee helps wake me up and get me energized to take on the day.       Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love7 Tips For A Happier, Healthier and More Productive Morning7 Things You NEED To Help Your Blog or Business Grow

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Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar

Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own With summer almost here, it is the perfect time to whip up these No Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar. Summer cookouts, bonfires, or afternoon play dates – there is always a perfect opportunity on the horizon to indulge in these babies. I have a close group of Mom-friends and we love finding opportunities to get together, let our kids play and enjoy each other’s company. With Memorial Day coming up this weekend and the first sunny day in weeks (we’re going on day 20 of rain), there has never been a better opportunity to get together with friends, enjoy the sunshine and cookout with some delicious food. No cookout is complete without a delicious dessert and these No Bake Key Lime Pies In a Jar will be a hit at your next party. This delicious recipe does not discriminate. It will be loved by every.single.guest. Even my two-and-a-half year old was begging for more. Since these No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar recipes are made in miniature mason jars, they are the perfect serving size. They’re light, cool and absolutely satisfying to your sweet tooth. This recipe is made with a buttery crust of NILLA Wafers. Ever since I was a little girl, NILLA Wafers always reminded me of summer desserts. The fact that they can make an easy no bake dessert taste so decadent, makes them a favorite base to my no bake desserts. Have I mentioned how easy this recipe is to make? Your guests will never guess that you can make this recipe in less than 15 minutes. First, add your cream cheese to a bowl with lime juice. I like to squeeze the lime juice from key limes. You can also use regular lime juice. Then add key lime zest to taste. I add at least a tsp, but you can do more or less depending on your taste. Mix all together with a hand mixer. Place your bowl of key lime cheesecake mix in the refrigerator to chill while you make the crust. While your center cools, it’s time to make your crust! Gather your NILLA wafers, you can use either a food processor or just a large zip lock bag and a rolling pin – like I did. Once your NILLA Wafers are crushed, add them to a bowl with your melted butter. Mix together. Spoon your crust into the bottom of your mason jars. Pack tightly. Add your key lime cheesecake center on top of the trust. Tops with crumble of crust, whipped cream, key lime slice and a NILLA Wafer. I mean can you imagine a better dessert? NILLA Wafers at Walmart Sweepstakes I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes 7 WINNERS. For more delicious No Bake Recipes, make sure to check out NILLA Wafers website for inspiration. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love7 Things You NEED To Help Your Blog or Business GrowStretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…

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Thirties Skincare Routine

The Thirties Skincare Routine – The Products & Routine Every 30-Something Should Follow

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VIIcode Skin Care. All opinions and my love for VIIcode Skin Care are my own. This post also contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase a product from this link I will receive a commission at no charge to you.  This post is all about the thirties skincare routine. My skincare routine has changed so much since I entered my thirties. Years of worshipping the sun and being a sleep deprived Mom began to take its toll on my skin. As a teen and throughout my twenties, my favorite summer activity was laying out and seeing how dark of a tan I could get. I disregarded a good skincare routine because I was naive and thought that since I didn’t have wrinkles, I did not need an anti-aging skincare routine. Fast forward a few years to a pregnancy, newborn and my late-twenties and I knew I needed to lock down a skincare routine that would rewind time on my aging skin. VIIcode O2M OXYGEN EYE MASK FOR ALL NIGHT REPAIR Being thirty and sleep deprived, dark circles under my eyes have almost become a norm. That is until I discovered Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair. These things are AMAZING. These eye masks are the first eye masks that are safe to use for up to eight hours. Overnight these babies reduce visible signs of aging around the eyes. They moisturize and effectively reduce signs of fine lines and aging. Your eyes are left looking refreshed, moisturized and younger! I could tell a difference after just ONE night of wearing these amazing under eye masks! My under eye circles disappeared, the puffiness diminished and the fine lines were reduced. My eyes even looked brighter! 95% of women even agreed that their skin looked brighter and smoother after using Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair! With over 89% of women saying  Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair works well for fine lines and wrinkles, I’ve been using these twice a week for the past month and I can speak first hand on how they’ve been able to help turn back time on my eyes as well as help me look not so sleep deprived. The Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask is something that should be added to every thirties skincare routine.  Bert’s Bee’s Face Wipes  Before washing, these are the perfect wipes to clean away your makeup. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser I have extremely sensitive skin and love using this cleanser! Cleansing Brush  Cleaning brushes, like the Soniclear by Michael Todd,  help give your face a deep clean that gives you the perfect slate to add anti-aging products. Origins Anti-Aging Power Serum This serum helps tighten and helps visibly improve fine lines and wrinkles in two weeks! Renewed Hope in a Jar with SPF 30  This is an amazing moisturizer that not only moisturizes but also protects against harmful UV rays. Michael Todd Sonic ERASER Pro   The Sonic Eraser Pro helps turn back time on your skin! The sonic pulses help open up your pores so that anti-aging serums, moisturizers and masks, like the Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask, have the chance to reach the bottom layers of our skin to actually work. This is something every thirty something needs in to add to their skincare routine. Sano Naturals Korean Silk Face Mask I try to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in skincare. I discovered and tried the Hanacure Face Mask a few months ago and loved the after effects. My face was tighter, brighter and my bank account hurt. These masks run about $30/mask or $110 for 4. While these are effective, I hated paying so much. However, I discovered Sano Naturals Korean Silk Face Mask that is a cheaper duplicate of the Hanacure Face Mask! I’ve tried both and can honestly say there is no difference! If you’re looking for a face mask to help tighten and brighten, then this is the perfect mask for you. I’ve always loved trying new beauty products out, but when I find something I love – I stick with. Not all skincare products are created equal, and I can honestly say each of these are products that I love. If you’re looking for that one product you just can’t live without, I’d highly suggest The Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask. This mask has breathed new life under my eyes, even when I’m sleep deprived. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTurning Back the Time On Your Skin – Tips for…Post Gym Routine: How to Look Like You Never Broke a SweatSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…Tips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…6 Tips for Protecting Your Kids Skin

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Motherhood & Lifestyle

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Rips with Homemade Dry Rub and Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub and Homemade Barbecue Sauce

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeYourSummer #MADEFORDOERS #CollectiveBias This Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The secret to this recipe is the spicy dry rub combined with the sweet honey barbecue sauce. Your taste buds will go crazy! This delicious sweet and spicy barbecue ribs recipe is tender, juicy and full of flavor. They would go perfectly with my Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese or Jalapeno Bacon Pinwheels and Southern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea. If you’re looking to add a dessert don’t forget to check out my Mini Key Lime Pie In a Jar! These ribs are literally finger licking good! Eating ribs can get messy, but always worth it. Especially when you keep VIVA®Vantage® Big Roll Paper Towels and Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean on hand! I’ve learned that Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean and VIVA® Vantage® Big Roll Paper Towels are must-haves to use while cooking, eating and cleaning up. BBQ ribs messes are no match for VIVA® Paper Towels! VIVA® Paper Towels are cloth-like and can handle all the extra BBQ sauce, even when you spill. As a Mom, someone at my table always makes a mess! Kleenex® Wet Wipes Gentle Clean are great for cleaning up messes on your hands and face. Even the adults need a little extra help to clean up our messy fingers and faces after eating these delicious Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs! Kleenex® Wet Wipes are also made with NO harsh chemicals, so you can get the best clean possible, without irritating your skin. This is the perfect recipe for your next cookout! My family currently lives in a small military community. My husband is Active Duty Coast Guard and we’re stationed on an island in Alaska – thousands of miles away from our families on the east coast. Since moving here, we have several friends who have become like family that we love hosting for cookouts. I was so excited to cook my favorite Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs recipe this past weekend for our friends! Did I mention these were absolutely devoured? My husband is already asking when I’m going to cook these again! The secret to cooking these is adding the dry rub AND the homemade barbecue sauce. I know making your own barbecue sauce can sound intimidating, but it’s actually extremely easy. Store bought barbecue sauce can include a ton of unnecessary sugar. While this recipe does contain brown sugar, it’s only what’s needed. I love cooking up a batch of this barbecue sauce recipe to save for other meals as well. But now we need to get on to our recipe for Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs! First you need to pat dry your ribs with a VIVA®Paper Towel. Set aside your ribs while you mix up your dry rub. Place brown sugar, paprika, ground mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion salt in a bowl and mix until well combined. Once well combined, completely cover your ribs with the dry rub. Be generous and cover ribs both front and back. Set ribs aside to marinate. I normally allow mine to marinate for 2-3 hours, but this is optional. Your ribs will still be delicious if you skip marinating. Once your ribs are done marinating, you can preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Cook ribs in a roaster for two hours. If you don’t have a roaster, wrap your ribs in tin foil. While your ribs cook, you can prepare your barbecue sauce. I’m from North Carolina and we LOVE our barbecue sauce there. Store bought barbecue sauce just doesn’t compare to the sweet and smoky goodness of my homemade recipe. The best part (besides it being delicious) is that it’s not made with any crazy ingredients. These are all items you probably already have sitting in your refrigerator and spice cabinet. All you do is add ketchup (I use organic sugar free but any kind will do), honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, ground pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce to a medium sauce pan. Whisk all your ingredients together quickly while bringing to a boil. Be sure to whisk until well combined and often to be sure not to burn any ingredients. Once well combined and boiling, bring the heat down to a simmer and allow to sit uncovered for about 45 minutes or until your sauce has reached the desired consistency. Once your ribs and barbecue sauce are both cooked, it’s time to grill! Preheat your grill to around 400 degrees. While your grills heats up you can cut and divide your ribs. Cover your ribs with a thick layer of barbecue sauce before placing on the grill. Cook your ribs for two minutes on each side before covering your ribs with another generous layer of barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing. Make sure to have your VIVA® Paper Towels and Kleenex Wet Wipes handy! The Kleenex Wet Wipes can be found down the tissue aisle, which happened to be right across from the VIVA® paper towels at my local Fred Meyer! If you’re looking for more grilling inspiration, be sure to check out the Social Hub and to enter the #MakeYourSummer Sweepstakes, beginning 6/11/18! Dry Rub Recipe Covers 1 rack of ribs Ingredients: 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar 3 Tbsp of Chili Powder 1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper 1 Tsp of Black Ground Pepper 1 Tbsp of Paprika 1/2 Tbsp of Ground Mustard 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp of Onion Salt Directions: Add ingredients to a bowl, mix well Lather onto ribs. Cover completely Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe Makes About 3 Cups Ingredients: 2 Cups of Ketchup 1/4 Cup of Honey 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 Cup of Water 1 Tsp of Black Ground Pepper 1/2 Tsp of Onion Salt 1/2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce Recipe: Add all ingredients to a sauce pan. Whisk ingredients together while bringing to a boil. Make sure all ingredients are well combined. Once boiling and combined, simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes or until you’ve reached your desired consistency.           Related Posts:Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon PinwheelsSouthern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea RecipeEasy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a JarThe Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveBoozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

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Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Constellation Brands. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CelebratorySips #CoronaSummer #CollectiveBias   These Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles are the perfect treat to help you cool down during a fun afternoon by the pool or during around a summer night bonfire with friends. When my husband and I first started dating, we loved to spend weekends during the summer basking by the pool and partaking in my Beergarita recipe. But when the temperatures rise, sometimes you need something a little extra to help you cool off! That’s where these Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles come in to save the day. They are paired with Corona Extra®, strawberries and limeade, which all combine to give you the perfect popsicle for summer. Corona Extra has such a smooth, crisp taste that just screams summer. Corona has a well-balanced flavor between hops and malt, a superior taste profile from superior ingredients—the finest-quality blend of filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn and yeast. Corona Extra has always been a beer that makes me think of making the most out of life and enjoying the moment. Whether it was pool days with my (now) husband or days on the boat with my college girlfriends, a Corona Extra was always the drink of choice. While Corona Extra is a passport to carefree enjoyment, it is so much more than just a vacation beer. It’s a beer that you can mix into recipes to enjoy during a warm day, when you just want to pretend you’re on a warm Caribbean island, far away from all responsibilities, or when you’re hosting a summer cookout or pool party. If you read my recipe for Southern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea then you read that my family loves to host barbecues. We live in a small military community and have a pretty close-knit group of friends, so when the weather permits – we love to invite our friends over for delicious food and fun. While the typical recipes like my Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Pinwheels and Buffalo Chicken Dip are great, they’re not going to help you cool down and enjoy the moment like these Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles will. There’s just something about the taste of Corona that just lets you chill while tasting absolutely amazing. This recipe for Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles is a simple and fun recipe that my girlfriends and I love to dive into. Now that the temperatures are finally rising, I’m keeping these on standby in my freezer for spontaneous get-togethers and trips to the beach. Did I mention how easy these are to make?? All you need is Corona Extra, limeade, and strawberries. Take your strawberries and cut off any stems. Then add to your blender. Blend well but do not puree. I like to use the second highest setting so that the strawberries blend well, but still leave some chopped pieces of strawberry. Add Corona Extra, limeade and strawberries to a bowl. Mix Well. Add mix to popsicles molds and place in freezer overnight. Once frozen, you can enjoy these delicious, boozy popsicles to help you cool down, relax and enjoy summertime! Check out the store locator to find out where you can purchase Corona Extra to make your own Boozy Strawberry Limeade Popsicles! Ingredients; Serves 4 1 Corona Extra® 1 can of limeade 2 cups of strawberries Popsicle molds Recipe: Chop stems off of strawberries and wash fruit. Add strawberries to blender and blend. I like to use the second highest setting so that the strawberries and almost pureed, but there are still slight chunks of strawberry. Add Corona Extra, limeade and strawberries to a bowl. Mix well. Add to popsicle molds. Freeze Overnight. Related Posts:Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon PinwheelsSouthern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea RecipeThe Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will LoveHow to Host a Stress Free Party for the Big Game…

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What to Bring to a Toddler Pool Day

What to Bring to a Toddler Pool Day – The 5 Items You Can’t Leave Home Without

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Amabssador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. A Toddler Pool Day normally goes one of two ways. It can be the most amazing, fun afternoon or it can end up in disaster. There’s not usually a happy medium, at least not for us. But you can make sure you have the best afternoon possible by being prepared! It’s amazing the difference a few necessary items can make in your toddlers mood! If you’re planning on an afternoon in the water, make sure to pack these five items in your pool bag. Swimways Float If you read my post on How To Teach Your Toddler to Love the Water With 5 Simple Steps then you’ve learned about how we used the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy to help ease Madison into swimming and not being afraid of the water. My husband and I both grew up living on the water. Our summers were always filled with swimming and it is so important to us to give our daughter the tools so she can enjoy the water as much as we do. The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy is a must-have for our trips to the pool! This float is specially designed for babies/toddlers 9 to 24 months old and is the #1 selling float in the United States. The large circumference and patented inner spring around the outside edge combine for added stability for your little one. Madison absolutely loves her SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy. The Sun Canopy adds extra sun protection with 50+ SPF. It’s even adjustable or removable! The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy is super easy to carry around and portable in your pool bag! It folds flat into three compact circles to easily slip into the included storage bag. This way Mom can easily carry it from pool to storage, easily. Or even slip it into your suitcase for vacation, like we did! You can find the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy and the SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center at your local Target.  Towel No one wants to leave the pool wet. But I have totally been that Mom who forgot my towel at home and had to run back with a mad baby who thought they were missing out on the pool. This is something you never want to forget from your pool bag. Water Bringing a bottle of water for you and your little one to stay hydrated is essential! A dehydrated baby (or Mama) will ruin your fun pool day! Sunscreen Protecting yourself and your little one from the sun is so very important. It is important to carry sunscreen specifically made for your little ones sensitive skin.  The SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy even adds an extra 50+ SPF! Snacks I’ve learned to always keep multiple snacks in my bag at all times. When we’re at the pool, my daughter plays hard. Playing hard works up an appetite and nothing ends a fun day at the pool like a HANGRY toddler.   Related Posts:How To Teach Your Toddler to Love the Water With 5…The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter Basket6 Tips for Protecting Your Kids SkinTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…Stretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…

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How to Be Productive In The Morning With Toddlers

How To Feel Productive In The Morning With Toddlers

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and The J.M. Smucker Company, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #1850Coffee #1850CoffeeatTarget http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’ve always believed that a productive morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. As the Mom of a toddler who wakes up running 132 miles per hour, I’ve learned that a productive morning routine is even more vital now. Those first few moments of peace and quiet are sometimes the only quiet moments I get a day. Creating a productive morning routine now not only sets up my productivity for the rest of the day but it also helps me start my day with a clear mind. Each and every person is different but this is the routine that works best for me. Wake Up 45 Minutes Earlier Waking up earlier allows me to enjoy the slow moments while I can. I like to check my emails, catch up on the news and feed my dogs. I love having this extra time each morning where I’m not rushed. Make a Pot of 1850 Brand Coffee Starting my day off with a cup of this bold yet smooth coffee helps me make bold decisions throughout the day. 1850 Brand Coffee is a new premium coffee made by the makers of Folgers that you can find at your local Target. The coffee beans are fire-roasted and ground to help bring out the rich taste and aroma. This unique blend of ground coffee delivers a bold yet smooth taste, that is never bitter. The favorite part of my morning is enjoying the quiet with my favorite cup of bold coffee. No matter what your day entails, it’s best to prepare yourself for whatever bold moves you’ll need to make. Which is why I always choose to start my day with 1850 Brand Coffee. J.A. Folger started something new and innovative to help prospectors start their days. Today, there is still no better way to be productive than with a bold-yet-smooth cup of coffee. Visit Target from 5/20 – 6/30 and take 20% off any 1850 Brand Coffee Product with the Target Cartwheel Coupon (while supplies last).  Make A To-Do List If I haven’t made a to-do list by the time my husband and toddler wake up, then it’s game over, not happening. Creating a to-do list while I sip on my bold and smooth 1850 Brand Coffee helps motivate me to tackle all the messes that may come my way. Have a Healthy Breakfast Being able to concentrate solely on my own health for one meal helps me stick to my diet plan. When I start out the day with a healthy breakfast, I’m more apt to avoid sugar and other processed foods. Have Quiet Time Do you enjoy to read or watch the morning news? I love to sit on my couch, cuddle my doggies and watch the news while drinking my coffee. This is the one time of day when I can just chill and enjoy my coffee while it’s still warm. It’s vital for my mental health and the bold taste of 1850 Brand Coffee helps wake me up and get me energized to take on the day.       Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love7 Tips For A Happier, Healthier and More Productive Morning7 Things You NEED To Help Your Blog or Business Grow

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Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar

Easy No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own With summer almost here, it is the perfect time to whip up these No Bake Key Lime Pie in a Jar. Summer cookouts, bonfires, or afternoon play dates – there is always a perfect opportunity on the horizon to indulge in these babies. I have a close group of Mom-friends and we love finding opportunities to get together, let our kids play and enjoy each other’s company. With Memorial Day coming up this weekend and the first sunny day in weeks (we’re going on day 20 of rain), there has never been a better opportunity to get together with friends, enjoy the sunshine and cookout with some delicious food. No cookout is complete without a delicious dessert and these No Bake Key Lime Pies In a Jar will be a hit at your next party. This delicious recipe does not discriminate. It will be loved by every.single.guest. Even my two-and-a-half year old was begging for more. Since these No Bake Key Lime Pie In a Jar recipes are made in miniature mason jars, they are the perfect serving size. They’re light, cool and absolutely satisfying to your sweet tooth. This recipe is made with a buttery crust of NILLA Wafers. Ever since I was a little girl, NILLA Wafers always reminded me of summer desserts. The fact that they can make an easy no bake dessert taste so decadent, makes them a favorite base to my no bake desserts. Have I mentioned how easy this recipe is to make? Your guests will never guess that you can make this recipe in less than 15 minutes. First, add your cream cheese to a bowl with lime juice. I like to squeeze the lime juice from key limes. You can also use regular lime juice. Then add key lime zest to taste. I add at least a tsp, but you can do more or less depending on your taste. Mix all together with a hand mixer. Place your bowl of key lime cheesecake mix in the refrigerator to chill while you make the crust. While your center cools, it’s time to make your crust! Gather your NILLA wafers, you can use either a food processor or just a large zip lock bag and a rolling pin – like I did. Once your NILLA Wafers are crushed, add them to a bowl with your melted butter. Mix together. Spoon your crust into the bottom of your mason jars. Pack tightly. Add your key lime cheesecake center on top of the trust. Tops with crumble of crust, whipped cream, key lime slice and a NILLA Wafer. I mean can you imagine a better dessert? NILLA Wafers at Walmart Sweepstakes I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes 7 WINNERS. For more delicious No Bake Recipes, make sure to check out NILLA Wafers website for inspiration. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…15 Healthy And Easy Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love7 Things You NEED To Help Your Blog or Business GrowStretch Your Tax Refund With Samsung Products From WalmartTips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…

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Thirties Skincare Routine

The Thirties Skincare Routine – The Products & Routine Every 30-Something Should Follow

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VIIcode Skin Care. All opinions and my love for VIIcode Skin Care are my own. This post also contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase a product from this link I will receive a commission at no charge to you.  This post is all about the thirties skincare routine. My skincare routine has changed so much since I entered my thirties. Years of worshipping the sun and being a sleep deprived Mom began to take its toll on my skin. As a teen and throughout my twenties, my favorite summer activity was laying out and seeing how dark of a tan I could get. I disregarded a good skincare routine because I was naive and thought that since I didn’t have wrinkles, I did not need an anti-aging skincare routine. Fast forward a few years to a pregnancy, newborn and my late-twenties and I knew I needed to lock down a skincare routine that would rewind time on my aging skin. VIIcode O2M OXYGEN EYE MASK FOR ALL NIGHT REPAIR Being thirty and sleep deprived, dark circles under my eyes have almost become a norm. That is until I discovered Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair. These things are AMAZING. These eye masks are the first eye masks that are safe to use for up to eight hours. Overnight these babies reduce visible signs of aging around the eyes. They moisturize and effectively reduce signs of fine lines and aging. Your eyes are left looking refreshed, moisturized and younger! I could tell a difference after just ONE night of wearing these amazing under eye masks! My under eye circles disappeared, the puffiness diminished and the fine lines were reduced. My eyes even looked brighter! 95% of women even agreed that their skin looked brighter and smoother after using Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair! With over 89% of women saying  Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair works well for fine lines and wrinkles, I’ve been using these twice a week for the past month and I can speak first hand on how they’ve been able to help turn back time on my eyes as well as help me look not so sleep deprived. The Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask is something that should be added to every thirties skincare routine.  Bert’s Bee’s Face Wipes  Before washing, these are the perfect wipes to clean away your makeup. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser I have extremely sensitive skin and love using this cleanser! Cleansing Brush  Cleaning brushes, like the Soniclear by Michael Todd,  help give your face a deep clean that gives you the perfect slate to add anti-aging products. Origins Anti-Aging Power Serum This serum helps tighten and helps visibly improve fine lines and wrinkles in two weeks! Renewed Hope in a Jar with SPF 30  This is an amazing moisturizer that not only moisturizes but also protects against harmful UV rays. Michael Todd Sonic ERASER Pro   The Sonic Eraser Pro helps turn back time on your skin! The sonic pulses help open up your pores so that anti-aging serums, moisturizers and masks, like the Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask, have the chance to reach the bottom layers of our skin to actually work. This is something every thirty something needs in to add to their skincare routine. Sano Naturals Korean Silk Face Mask I try to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in skincare. I discovered and tried the Hanacure Face Mask a few months ago and loved the after effects. My face was tighter, brighter and my bank account hurt. These masks run about $30/mask or $110 for 4. While these are effective, I hated paying so much. However, I discovered Sano Naturals Korean Silk Face Mask that is a cheaper duplicate of the Hanacure Face Mask! I’ve tried both and can honestly say there is no difference! If you’re looking for a face mask to help tighten and brighten, then this is the perfect mask for you. I’ve always loved trying new beauty products out, but when I find something I love – I stick with. Not all skincare products are created equal, and I can honestly say each of these are products that I love. If you’re looking for that one product you just can’t live without, I’d highly suggest The Vllcode O2 Oxygen Eye Mask. This mask has breathed new life under my eyes, even when I’m sleep deprived. Related Posts:The Ultimate Non-Candy Easter BasketTurning Back the Time On Your Skin – Tips for…Post Gym Routine: How to Look Like You Never Broke a SweatSweet and Spicy Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Dry Rub…Tips to Introducing Dog to Baby + *IMPORTANT* Gerber…6 Tips for Protecting Your Kids Skin

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