back to school prep with ZonePerfect!

This post has been sponsored by ZonePerfect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Can you believe that back to school season is almost upon us? When we moved into this house almost a year ago I knew that I wanted/needed a family command zone somewhere in the house. It was something our previous home seriously lacked and with the kids getting older and involved with so many sports and activities on top of their school work - it was something that we just couldn't go without any longer. I needed to get us all organized and on the same page.  This little nook in our kitchen area has proved to be a lifesaver. With all our calendars, chores and other details in one spot we are all ready to tackle our crazy schedules together.

With the back to school season starting in just a few weeks I set out to get this little spot in check for everything that September holds for us.  In prep for the back to school season I will be making sure there are plenty of sharpened pencils and nutritious snacks on hand for when the kids congregate in this spot after school each day.  

Recently ZonePerfect reached out to me about their new ZonePerfect KidzÂź nutritional bars and the minute I got them out of the bag after my Target run the kids couldn't wait to try them.  The kids love how they taste (uh, the Chocolate Cupcake flavor was gone within days) and with no artificial colors or flavors and 5g of protein I think they are the perfect after school/before sports snack.  They also boost 23 vitamins and minerals, 3 g fiber and less than 11 g sugar.  And I'm not kidding I stole one a few days ago when I was running out the door for an appointment and they taste great!

Next time you are in Target or your local grocer be sure to snag a few of these for back to school snacks... I would love to hear how you are prepping for the back to school season!










back to school prep with ZonePerfect!

This post has been sponsored by ZonePerfect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Can you believe that back to school season is almost upon us? When we moved into this house almost a year ago I knew that I wanted/needed a family command zone somewhere in the house. It was something our previous home seriously lacked and with the kids getting older and involved with so many sports and activities on top of their school work - it was something that we just couldn't go without any longer. I needed to get us all organized and on the same page.  This little nook in our kitchen area has proved to be a lifesaver. With all our calendars, chores and other details in one spot we are all ready to tackle our crazy schedules together.

With the back to school season starting in just a few weeks I set out to get this little spot in check for everything that September holds for us.  In prep for the back to school season I will be making sure there are plenty of sharpened pencils and nutritious snacks on hand for when the kids congregate in this spot after school each day.  

Recently ZonePerfect reached out to me about their new ZonePerfect KidzÂź nutritional bars and the minute I got them out of the bag after my Target run the kids couldn't wait to try them.  The kids love how they taste (uh, the Chocolate Cupcake flavor was gone within days) and with no artificial colors or flavors and 5g of protein I think they are the perfect after school/before sports snack.  They also boost 23 vitamins and minerals, 3 g fiber and less than 11 g sugar.  And I'm not kidding I stole one a few days ago when I was running out the door for an appointment and they taste great!

Next time you are in Target or your local grocer be sure to snag a few of these for back to school snacks... I would love to hear how you are prepping for the back to school season!










easy summer entertaining with Pier 1 Imports!

This post is sponsored by Pier 1 Imports. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. All opinions are my own. 

In less than two weeks we will be kicking off the summer season with Memorial Day and in our house - that means the summer entertaining season is here!  My favorite way to entertain is in the backyard. It's effortless, you don't have to worry about spills and a simple menu is never frowned upon.  There is nothing better than shaking off the winter for good and spending time with friends and family outside with a meal.

Today I am partnering with Pier 1 Imports to feature their amazing outdoor entertaining pieces that really make backyard dining easy.  Like I mentioned, the easier the menu the better with outdoor entertaining. I go for hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, an easy salad, strawberry lemonade and adults and kids alike can't resist a rice krispie treat dessert - especially when there are sprinkles involved!


It's almost impossible to believe, but these red and white plates from Pier 1 are melamine. Yep! Totally easy to clean and completely un-breakable.  And shhhhh, don't tell - but these goblets are plastic too. Can you even believe it? We've all broken a plate or a glass on the deck or patio (or at least I am guilty of this!) - but that is a thing of the past with these adorable place settings!


And I really love this double drink dispenser. I filled one with ice water and sliced lemons and limes and for the second I simply whipped up some lemonade (store bought is totally acceptable!) and then blended fresh strawberries in the blender to add to it. Voila! Strawberry lemonade!




Pier 1 also has an amazing selection of LED candles in all shapes and sizes.  They are another no-mess super safe solution for ambient lighting when the sun goes down.  And these even have a timer option, so you could decorate a front porch or deck with them and not have to worry about leaving them on all night. 


I'm no pro when it comes to napkin folding so I cheated by simply folding these adorable chambray napkins accordion style and then slipped them through these adorable coral napkin rings for an easy place setting solution. 



The best part is that Pier 1 has so much selection - these plates were available in tons of colors and don't even get me started on all the amazing napkin selections!  You can find everything I featured here from the table runners, plates, napkins, napkin rings, goblets, drink server, serving plates, pillows and even the cute paper pinwheels for the dessert - all at Pier 1!




Shop all the Pier 1 pieces here:
Goblets & Pineapple Serving Dish - in stores only

Thank you to Pier 1 for kindly sponsoring this post. All items featured are courtesy of Pier 1 Imports.
All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!