The Story Of Three: August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Classic Chicken Enchiladas #EasyWeekNightMeal



These enchiladas are my go-to week night meal, we enjoy them as a family at-least once a week! It's a meal that everyone loves, even the pickiest of eaters! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back To School With CampusBookRentals

(Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored post with all of my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.)



Do you have a teen heading off to college for the first time this year? Or maybe your returning yourself to earn a degree? It's a lot of work to be a student in college, no matter what your age, so why not make it a little easier on yourself and your budget? 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nature’s Harvest® Sandwich Art Photo Contest


“The information and coupons have been provided by Nature’s Harvest® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Nature’s Harvest® bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Nature’s Harvest® bread.” 



Big Brother C helps me pack his lunch for school every day, this year I am so excited to be able to say good-bye to boring school lunches and hello to a new and exciting way to lunch thanks to Nature’s Harvest®!

At Nature’s Harvest® each bread variety is baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and colors. You can find Nature’s Harvest® in delicious varieties including: Nature’s Harvest® 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread, Nature’s Harvest® Honey Wheat Made with Nature’s Harvest® Whole Grain Bread, Butter Top Made With Whole Grain White Bread and Nature’s Harvest® Butter Top Made with Whole Grain Wheat Bread. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stuffed Bell Peppers #EasyWeekNightMeal



When I was grocery shopping last week, I came across these gorgeous and bright bell peppers, I knew I had to pick up a few and add them for one of our easy week night meals!

Back-to-School BLINQ Giveaway



Welcome to the Back-to-School BLINQ Giveaway
sponsored by BLINQ

It's back to school season and BLINQ.com is here to give you the best deals and prices on laptops, backpacks, clothes, tablets and more! BLINQ works with major retail partners to sell their excess, open box and refurbished inventory of top brands. They offer a huge selection of products like laptops, tools, kitchen appliances, toys, smartphones and more, all up to 70% off retail price! You will find brands like Apple, Samsung, Dell, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Disney and more-- the list goes on and on!

Right now BLINQ has great prices on a lot of back-to-school items! Check out what we found and thought you would love!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OshKosh B'Gosh Back to B'gosh #backtobgosh #BgoshJeanius

“I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”


School is back in session, fall is near and the must-have styles of the season are in! Plaid and denim is what comes to mind when I think about fall fashion along with a family loved brand - OshKosh B'gosh! 

We all remember our baby's very first pair of adorable OshKosh B'gosh denim overalls, I know I do! OshKosh has come a long way with their fashion and now offer plenty of different pieces designed for today's active, expressive kids! From moto jackets and jeggings for your daughter to glow-in-the-dark graphic tees for your son, OshKosh B'gosh's thoughtful designs, superior materials and construction, and trendy fashions will give kids the confidence to excel in the classroom this year.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Butter Braid® Review and Giveaway


(Disclosure: I received the product featured below as well as compensation for this post. However, all opinions are my own & I'm so excited to share this giveaway with you!)


Anyone and everyone who knows me is very aware of my sweet tooth, I love sweets, they are my weakness! I first heard about Butter Braid® pastries a few weeks ago and I really wanted to give them a try! Well guess what?! I received not just one, but six mouth watering flavors of Butter Braid® pastries!

I was sent:

  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Double Chocolate
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry & Cream Cheese

The one-and only Butter Braid® pastry is hand-braided and filled with delicious fruit and cream fillings.  Since 1991 Butter Braid brand fundraising has helped mom's, volunteers, and nonprofit groups raise over $165 million to better kids, schools, and communities! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Crescent Roll Pizza Bake



Is your family tired of traditional pizza? Try this easy week night meal, with in just a few steps you'll have a delicious Crescent Roll Pizza Bake!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I Love My FitBit



At the beginning of this year I received my first Fitbit, I started off with the Flex. After downloading the Fitbit app and a few days in, I was hooked. I'm very active to begin with, I'm on my feet all day so I was excited to see how many steps I was really getting in on a normal day. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DropPlace Review and Giveaway


(Disclosure: I received the product featured below for my review purposes. All opinions are my own)


I remember purchasing my first camera several years ago, the first one that didn't require film to be developed. Over the years, I've continued to upgrade and slowly work on my photography skills. I enjoy taking pictures of my children, nature and now as a blogger, I take pictures of review products, food and so much more!

One day I would love to set up my own office with an area specifically for photography with lights, colorful backdrops, props and more! Well, thanks to DropPlace, I'm checking one of those things off of my list!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Give The Perfect Gift From Best Buy


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


I enjoy giving gifts to family and friends but sometimes I run out of ideas or I'm not sure exactly what to get. It's nice to be able to give a gift that your family member or friend really wants instead of  a boring gift that might get returned or exchanged. Well, thanks to Best Buy I don't have to worry about that anymore! They have the tools to help you find the perfect birthday gift for anyone and everyone! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken #EasyWeekNightMeal



I currently don't own a large out door grill, there are nights I miss sitting out back grilling but I've quickly discovered that I can do a lot with either my oven or my George Foremen Grill indoors! I love cooking with chicken, we probably eat it 3-4 times a week or more! This recipe is full of flavor & will be sure to please your hungry gang!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Just Between Friends Fall Sale


(Disclosure: I received a JBF Gift Certificate for sharing this information with you. All opinions are 100% my own!)


Children grow up fast and they go through clothing and gear even faster! Consignment shops are a great way to save money or even sell your kids out grown items and make some money! Either way, I've got all of the details for an amazing sale happening in Fort Worth!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

New Baking Mixes from Enjoy Life #tothefullest


(Disclosure: I received the products featured below for my review purposes. No other compensation was received.)



Enjoy Life Foods has been in our home for a few years now. I remember trying a few of their foods back in 2012 & thought, wow, they've really got something good going on here! Well they've come a long way since my first review of them and so has their food! They've expanded their line of products and I'm super excited for my family to try out new baking mixes from Enjoy Life!

One thing I love about Enjoy Life is that their food is free of the eight most common allergens, that means no wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, mustard or sulphites. Their products are also kosher, halal, vegan, and Non-GMO!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tips For Creating A Back To School Morning Routine



I know first hand that back to school mornings can be a little hectic, especially if you have more than one child in school! So today I wanted to share a few tips that have made our school mornings a little easier and I hope they will help yours as well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Back To School with Gymboree and DonorsChoose.org

(Disclosure: I received a gift card to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.)


Shopping for back to school is in full swing and while I'm done with school supplies shopping, I still needed clothes for my kidos! Little Sister C is heading into Pre-K2 & Big Brother C is heading into 4th grade, I still can't believe how fast my kids are growing up! I was so excited to hear that Gymboree just launched their back to school & fall collections, so recently we headed out to our local mall to check them out & do some shopping! 

From chino pants and rugby shirts for boys to pleated skirts and cardigans for girls, there is no doubt your child will be in love with Gymboree's newest collections! I was given the opportunity to shop for my children at our local Gymboree & I picked out a few adorable new arrivals!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer Fruit Pops



Did you see my Summer Sunshine Smoothie that I made? Well these sweet Summer Fruit Pops use a few of the same ingredients and they turned out amazing!