Friday, August 22, 2014

August's Simple-Healthy-Meal Bundle



Many of you already know I recently joined the company Wildtree as an independent rep!! I am so excited about the quality and flavor of the product line they carry. Their products are not only delicious, but:

*All natural, certified organic
*All products are peanut- and tree nut-free
*Many gluten-free products available
*100% non-GMO*No dyes
*No preservatives, including MSG
*No additives, including high fructose corn syrup
*No hydrogenated oils

This August bundle comes complete with a grocery shopping list, recipes, and step-by-step pictured instructions! This is a great way to try out WIldtree products while making dinner-time easier for YOU! 

I am going to purchase this bundle and will posting pictures of the meals on here soon! If you don't catch this August bundle you can always get the next current months! Each month they offer a new seasonal bundle with coordinating recipes. September's looks equally as good!

You can always shop directly on my website: www.mywildtree.com/taliac

If you have any questions, need more info, or would like help placing an order please let me know! 

I am excited to be a part of healthy, meal making! 







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wildtree



I am really excited to share my new job with all of you!

I am officially a rep for Wildtree. They are an amazing company who carries a food product line that is organic, free of preservatives, hydrogenated fats, GMO's, fillers, MSG's, artificial ingredients, or dyes. They also have a large variety of dairy and gluten free products.

While I am really excited about the quality of the product, I am even more excited about their mission and their Freezer Meal Workshops!! They are helping families eat healthy meals together around the dinner table. They make cooking easier and faster while keeping it made-from-scratch delicious and healthy.

I went to my first freezer meal workshop and was instantly addicted! In a little over an hour we made 10 large family size dinners to freeze. These aren't cooked meals you rewarm later, these are all prepped and then frozen raw, ready for you to cook up fresh.

I have been a mom of young kids. 
A working mom. 
A full time student mom. 
A drive your kids to sports 6 days a week mom. 
A homeschooling mom.

I have also always been a mom who wants to feed her family healthy, homemade foods. Fresh and unprocessed. But with wearing all of those mom hats above menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking dinner can be difficult most days!!

Wildtree hosts Freezer Meal Workshops where you gather your friends at your house, hang out, eat some yummy food, and prep some awesome meals for your family. You make either 10 large dinners or 20 small dinners.

So be on the lookout for more Wildtree fun on my blog in the days to come! You can shop my website {HERE}, or contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop!

Every month Wildtree has 50% off promo bundles you can purchase. These bundles come complete with a shopping list, menu, and recipes!! It is a great way to try out the products at a discount and get out of the dinner rut of making the same ol' recipes you always do! Your whole weekly menu is done FOR you!! You do not need to live near me to purchase these! They ship directly to you, and I just email you the planner and recipes. 

These are the August bundles available. {I bought both the BLT and Grilling bundle}

You do not need to spend $50, I can just add it on to any of my orders for you! You can also purchase more than one or all three! 



Let me know how I can help make dinner time easier and healthier for you!! I am really excited to help my fellow moms out! 


These are two of the meals I made for dinner this past week:

This is shrimp and Avocado Soup. It was sooooo good! 

This is Grilled Rodeo Chicken and Summer Salad with Lemony Roasted Cauliflower.

Chicken and salad recipe: {HERE}
(I used the bacon grapeseed oil in place for the one called for in the recipe. Holy Yum! My whole family agreed this was the best chicken we have ever had.)

Cauliflower recipe: {HERE}

You can order the Wildtree products needed for these right off of my website and enjoy these meals in your home!





Monday, July 21, 2014

Fishing

We are making every attempt to fight against today's culture of kids with electronics, TV's, video games, etc!!

Our kiddos have been fishing the last 3 weekends...

and.are.in.love!

Their new favorite store is Cabela's. It has been so fun to get them in our beautiful state's outdoors!

I will admit that the 5:30am fishing alarm is a little hard on a Saturday morning! But once we get outside I am so thankful I got my butt out of bed.






 Haha! Kyle knew I was taking a picture so he shook his tush at me. ;)




 Ava's excitement over catching a stick!











Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More Flowers!

I know I just blogged an entire post on my flowers {here}, but I have a few more pictures!

Maybe it is the weekly occurrence of hail that is prompting my flower documentation??! We get thunderstorms almost daily in the summer months, and I love them! But now that I have invested $$ into plants (for the first time ever) I get a little anxious with each clap of thunder that hail is going to come any second and murder my flowers.

I ran outside just as it started raining today to snap these!

 I love the vibrant reds and oranges of the flowers on this plant, mixed with the deep greenish-purple leaves. It adds such a contrast of color to our garden. 
 This flower (the gayfeather) is definitely my new favorite! It looks like it came straight out of the Lorax movie! It also reminds me of a sea anemone. SO pretty!


 Look at what our mystery plant ended up being!! Gorgeous. 
 I had to Google what the heck was happening to some of our Hens and Chicks! {For the life of me I keep wanting to call them Chicks and Hens!!} Apparently they bloom just before they die. Kinda tragic, right?! Every 3 to 5 years they do this so they can make more chicks. :)
These buds will turn into pink flowers. 

Don't be surprised if I post a picture when they do! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ikea Ektorp Couches

I have to admit I am really not a fan of Ikea furniture. If you've moved as much as we have, you totally get it!!

When we bought our house we were in need of furniture! My budget was pretty small, being that we had just used all of our pennies to buy a house! I was familiar with the Ektorp series because they are sooo popular in blogland.

I searched and searched trying to find some Pottery Barn knockoff couches. I couldn't find anything decent in my price range in our area. So I broke down and headed to Ikea...

I have to say, I am totally pleased with this set! The style/look is just what I was wanting and the best part is the slip covers!! If you have kids and/or pets this is the best invention E.V.E.R!! I just pop those bad boys in the washer when needed and have perfectly new looking {and smelling} couches! The covers are also very inexpensive. The chair covers are as cheap as $20 for some fabrics. I have two sets for the chairs, so when I am washing one pair I just put the other set on.

Our set includes: 1 sofa, 1 love seat, 2 chairs, and an ottoman. The ottoman opens and has storage inside for blankets, toys, etc...

If have the $$$ to buy super nice couches, DO IT!! But, if you are on a budget or needing something kid friendly, check these out! They are also perfect for people who suffer from change-my-entire-decor-frequently-syndrome like me. You are not locked into any one color for life! You can just go buy new covers and bam, whole new look!!

Oh! These are also great for basements! Some stairwells are awkward and difficult to fit large furniture down. We know from experience! These come in a box and you assemble them {gotta love Ikea}. You can carry them pre-made into the basement and then build them once they are down there.





 Dirty feet from my four year old??! No big deal! Gentle cycle in the washer will take care of that!

Are you considering Ikea couches?! Have questions? Ask away! :)




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Grand Lake {4th of July}

We spent a super fun 3 day weekend in Grand Lake with our friends celebrating the 4th!

Our kids were in heaven! They got to fish, canoe, paddle boat, ride ATV's, spend a day on the pontoon boat, make smores around the bonfire, and explore the outdoors til the sun went down!

I loved watching the fire works over the lake. It was gorgeous!



 Look at poor Ruca's face! He did not want to go out on the boat. He eventually decided it wasn't too bad.





 The boys are fishing in the canoe and Kyle, Quinn, Ava, and Ruca are making their way over in the paddle boat. 




 Sadly the fireworks show was cut short. We later found out that a faulty firework fell over and blew the barge in two, sinking it. Luckily nobody was injured. The little bit we got to see was so pretty!



We docked the pontoon and went into town for some ice cream.
 Quinn almost fell asleep eating his.


 Captain Quinn driving us around.
 We ran into the guys who were out fishing. 
 Miss Leah took her turn driving us. 


 I want a boat garage!

 Everyone took their turn jumping in the ice cold water. Well, I didn't jump in, but I wish I would have now!








 A storm moved in and rained on us.
 MOOSE!
 Tanner showed us how the hummingbirds will land on your fingers. 



Such a fun time! Ava has already asked if she can go back again. :)
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