IMG_0227Every year on Easter, I like to make a big breakfast for my family. The kids will hunt for hidden Easter eggs before we go to church. Last year, we made waffles and everybody could put their own toppings on. This year, I think I’m going to do a breakfast casserole.

I found this recipe on a blog (which is where the picture came from as well). I think this is what I’ll be making this year. Check it out on the blog or look below!

 

 

Ingredients
1 package (26 ounce) frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
8 eggs
2 cups milk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, bacon, 1 and 1/2 cups of cheese, salt, and pepper. Spoon into a greased 13×9 baking dish. In the same large bowl, whisk eggs and milk until smooth; pour over hash brown mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

blog-hamI really never get sick of finding awesome websites. I love could spend all day looking around online and finding fun, new things. I was super excited when I came across the website Hammacher Schlemmer (they could’ve came up with an easier name, don’t you think!?). Their name is just as unique as their products though, so I think it’s just that much cooler!

They have so many awesome products from outdoor living, home living, sports and leisure, personal items, travel, and electronics. It’s easy to find gifts here for almost anybody! There is such a variety that it’s fun to search through the items.

Happy shopping!

CloudMover--FacialsI have been to my fair share of day spas. I have gone to places because I received a gift card there as a present, have gone with a group of girls for a fun day out for relaxation, or just wanted to check it out.

I have to say that out of any day spa I’ve been to, CloudMover is my favorite. They have the BEST body treatments Orange County has available in the entire area. I’ve had a ton of things here, but my two favorites are their facials and massages. I had my first facial here and loved what it did for my skin. As far as massages go, their menu is so vast that no matter what I want focused on, I always feel so relaxed. Going here is like taking a mini vacation!

blog-taco mac and cheeseI love tacos and I love macaroni and cheese. So it’s a given that when the two are combined it’s the best thing EVER!

I found this recipe while browsing around on Pinterest. It instantly caught my eye and got my attention. I was led to the Kraft Velveeta page and got the recipe. We tried it out a couple of nights ago and LOVED it. I think this is definitely something that we’ll be making again soon!

Here’s the recipe (originally found here)

 

Ingredients:

1 lb.  ground beef
1/3 cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
1-1/2 tsp.  chili powder
2 cups  (8 oz.) elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2 lb.  (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut up
Directions:

BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain.

STIR in 2-3/4 cups water, salsa and chili powder. Bring to boil. Stir in macaroni; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until water is almost absorbed.

ADD VELVEETA; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Garnish with 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips, 1/4 cup chopped tomato and 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion, if desired.

lozoI try to save money whenever possible. Spending money that’s unnecessary sure adds up quickly, but saving money seems to add up quickly, too! I’m done several things to manage my budget lately, including downloading a great app from the Apple iTunes app store (called Ace Budget 2–check it out!) Now that I know what I have to work with, I am trying to stretch that budget as far as it will go.

I found a website called Lozo. You can type in your grocery list (or even copy and paste a recipe) and it will find coupons that match your list. This is free to use and can save a ton of money! I will never go to the grocery store again without checking this out.

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