Adventures in Dollywood! {Did we get lost?}

Dollywood Travel Review

We had so much fun at Dollywood last week. My family has season passes and we were able to bring a friend. Of course I chose my parents and brother since they have not been in almost 20 years. Check out our adventures and stay tuned this week as we daily vlog our adventures at Disney World!

Allergen Free Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

As you all know, my youngest daughter was recently diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. We have been hoping her motility would come back in her esophagus. The latter part of last week, we all wanted to jump for joy as she felt the motility was back! We figured out unfortunately, that she cannot have eggs. Her doctor was hoping she could do a top 4 allergy removal (dairy, soy, wheat, and tree nuts) and her known allergens (lemon, corn, and peanuts), but unfortunately she had a reaction to eggs this past weekend. It broke our hearts, so sad. We decided, we definitely needed to stick with the top 8 allergy removal (dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy) along with lemon and corn.

After another trip to Earth Fare, I found a muffin mix by Enjoy Life Foods. As their website says, all Enjoy Life Foods products are free-from the eight most common food allergens in the United States, as declared by the FDA — wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. In addition, their products are made in an allergy-friendly facility, so there’s no chance of contamination. The foods also are free from Canada’s twelve priority food allergens, which include the top eight plus sulfites, crustaceans, sesame and mustard.

L decided she wanted pumpkin muffins. I came up with a recipe tonight and she really loves them. She has had three muffins this evening!

allergy free pumpkin muffins

We will continue to do this food trial and see if she has any reactions. With EOE, it is a delayed reaction. Please let these muffins do well with her esophagus!

Ingredients:

1 box of Enjoy Life Foods muffin mix
1 can of pumpkin puree
2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix all ingredients. Do not over stir. Put paper liners in your muffin pan. Spoon muffin mix into the liners. Fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. You can refrigerate the muffins up to 5 days.

Buy In Bulk With Walmart’s #StockUpSave Event!

We love to buy in bulk. My husband wants us to have plenty of items in our storage closet at all times so he will not have to make any frantic runs to the store. April is the time to stock up on many of your must-have household products at your local Walmart. Don’t like to go out shopping? This is no problem as you can shop online.

Walmart Stock Up and Save

Since I knew we were running low on most of these products, I had my husband and the girls meet me at Walmart after work. My list was made, my coupons printed, and the mission was started. The entire family was in on this mission to find the great deals and match up the coupons.

Walmart Stock up and Save

We had great family time shopping, As you are well aware, spring is in the air which means full on spring time cleaning mode. Why not go ahead and stock up on all your household needs while you are cleaning? It makes sense (literally and monetary) and saves you time as you will not be making multiple store trips.

You can pair up these great savings at Walmart with coupons and using the ibotta app. As I made my list, I went on coupons.com to do a search for coupons. Can you believe I was able to find a coupon for almost every product I bought?!

Stock up and Save at Walmart

My total came to $76.25 before coupons. My total after coupons was $76.00. Great deal and our supply “magic” closet is stocked! You may ask why we call the closet the “magic” closet. Our girls name the closet this because if we are looking for something specific, we check the supply closet. The particular item always “magically” appears. It’s great!

As you can see, the April Stock Up & Save Event is full of the top brands like Tide, Bounty, Pampers, Venus, Gillette, and more. When you stock up to get everyday essentials for less, you won’t run out when you need something most. So, go ahead and make your list, then travel to your local Walmart. Don’t forget, you can also head to www.stockupsave.com to order.

If you’re afraid of missing out on the event, you can “attend” the April Stock Up & Save Event on Facebook to learn more information and get reminders throughout the month.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Walmart/SheSpeaks. As always, all thoughts and opinions of my own.

Disney World Countdown Ideas!

Disney World Countdown Ideas

We are just a wee bit excited about our upcoming Disney World trip. I went to pinterest to find some cool countdown ideas. My daughter and I decided to share them with you in a video. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned to the end of the video to find out what we will be doing during our Disney trip!

Cookies Made With Vegetables?

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Is it hard to get your child to eat their veggies? Never fear, we have a possible solution. Give them a cookie that is made with vegetables! We were pretty eager to get these cookies to try them once Hidden Garden Foods reached out to us about reviewing their brand.

Here is a little back story on this brand. The founder, Catherine, was having difficulty getting her two young daughters to eat vegetables. All they wanted was to eat cookies, so naturally,  Catherine decided the best plan of action was to combine the two and Hidden Garden Foods was born! That was back in 2012. Now four different flavors of cookies are selling in grocery stores all across North America. The flavors are Chocolate Chip made with Pumpkin, Ginger Snap made with Butternut Squash, Red Velvet made with beets, and Cocoa Cherry made with Spinach. All of the cookies are certified Gluten Free, and made in a completely nut-free, peanut-free facility. The products are also all natural, made with ingredients that most people could find in their local grocery store or pantry at home.

I recruited my three-year old grandson to do a taste test with me. You don’t get a more honest opinion than a three year old. Check out our video to get his reaction. You will be VERY surprised when you see what flavor he picked as his favorite.

The video speaks for itself! You can purchase the cookies on their website or in health food stores across the country.
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