Boxed Unboxing and Review

I have been a "Big Box" store shopper for years.  I think you can get great deals, and buying in bulk for a large family is always a good thing.

Boxed is an online alternative for a busy on the go mom.  This exclusively online store offers what those big box mad houses offer plus so much more.  In the video below the kids and I share our first Boxed unboxing for you, but I wanted to go a bit more in depth of what I love about this online store.

NO MEMBERSHIP FEE!  While I feel like the fee to the major box box stores isn't terrible, nothing is better than free! Not only is there no membership fee, but your first box ships free, and any order over $75 after your first ships free as well!  You can also snag $15 off your first order of $60 or more by going through the following link:

Ease of shopping.  Especially with the holiday season approach..... trust me I can tell you horror stories of the Costco parking lot the week of Thanksgiving, you can order from an app on your PHONE and products are delivered to your door so quick!  I mean.... ordering from my pjs, sign me up!

Earn cash rewards, you can earn 1% cash back on all purchases!

One thing I really love about this, while I live in a metro suburb and have access to pretty much any store imaginable, I can't imagine what it would have been like having this back where I grew up.  I had never stepped foot in a Costco, or even heard of it, until moving to DC.  If you live in a rural area, you can have the opportunity to take advantage of big box store perks without having to drive for hours!

So I say give it a try, I will definitely be placing another order!

{This post is sponsored by boxed, however all opinions are my own, and I genuinely cannot wait to place another order on my own!  Affiliate Links have been used in this post}

Lily Jade McKenna Review and Giveaway

As my kids get older, there are some phases that I thought would never come to an end arrive.  One of those is carrying a diaper bag.  Think about it.  I have been carrying a diaper bag every day for over NINE years.  since I was 20 years old.

I have gone through numerous bags, but one of my favorites was my Lily Jade Caroline Diaper Bag.  The leather on Lily Jade bags is just incredible.

When asked if I would review a bag, I immediately wanted to show how I now need to carry much less and the McKenna bag is a great fit for my current lifestyle.

To see what's in the bag, and to see the perfect accessory to go with the bag, watch the video below.

Now onto the fun part!  Thanks to Lily Jade, I get to give one of you a $250 shop credit to use at Lily Jade.  Enter Below and GOOD LUCK!

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Freezer Breakfast Meals

Anyone else ALWAYS in a rush in the mornings?  I am not a breakfast person AT ALL, but my husband is.  Instead of having to wake up early to get him a meal and out the door, I take one afternoon to prep and make breakfasts ahead of time, and he is good to go!  Below are 4 recipes for breakfast options that freeze well.

Breakfast Pizza

What you'll need:
2 pkg crescent roll
1 lb mild sausage, browned and drained or ham cubes or bacon pieces
8 eggs, beaten
3/4 of a bag of southern style hash browns
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 350. Take a pizza pan with at least a 1" lip and spray it with Pam. Roll out crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan and up along the sides.
2. Add the hash browns and the bacon/sausage/ham
3. Then pour in beaten eggs
4. And top with cheese!
5. Cover and Bake at 350 for 50 mins or until done :)
6. Once fully cooled, cut into slices and wrap to freeze. We also just have this in the fridge to heat up throughout the week for breakfast.

Egg Muffin Sandwiches

What you'll need:
6 pork sausage patties
8 large eggs
6 slices of you favorite Cheese
6 English muffins, halved


1. Fully cook the sausage patties.  In a 9x13 inch pan, spray bottom and sides with pam.  Place beaten eggs in pan and cook in a 350 degree oven until full hardened and cooked through (I think like 15 minutes)  once cooled, cut out circles of eggs with a glass cup - see video to see my method.

2. To assemble muffins: Place 1 egg patty on the bottom of a English muffin then top with cooked sausage patty and slice of cheese.  I then wrap these in plastic wrap and then foil to freeze in a freezer Ziplock.

Breakfast Burritos
What you'll need:
1 bag of shredded hash browns
ground sausage / or bacon piece
6-7 large eggs beaten
Burrito Shells
2 Cups Shredded Cheese

1.  Fully cook sausage and remove from skillet.  Then cook your frozen shredded hash browns. 
2. After cooked through, add in your beaten egg to scramble into the hash browns.
3.  Incorporate the cooked sausage.  Cook until the eggs are scrambled.  Mix in shredded cheese.
4.  Spoon mixture onto a burrito shell and wrap.  

Breakfast Bowls

What you'll need:
3 lbs. roasted potatoes (I use leftovers from a dinner the night before)
8 large eggs (scrambled)
7 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheese 
1 jar of sausage gravy
1.  To build your breakfast bowls, add in leftover roasted potatoes to the bottom of a single serve container.
2.  Layer with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and shredded cheese.

To see the whole process of making these meals, watch below!