How to Grow Family, Food, and Fun – #GroSomethingGreater

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I used to have what I called a “black thumb.” Meaning – the total opposite of a green thumb. As in, I killed every single thing I tried to grow. My mom would give me houseplants that she was sure would survive my lack of skill – but they were all a total fail. I found some luck finally with cactus and succulents – the type of plants who need  VERY little care or watering. But, this year, I decided I needed to learn from my mom {who’s a total gardening ninja, seriously} – so she’s helping me create a huge fruit and veggie garden, we’ve planted a dozen fruit trees, and are working on lots of flower and container gardens around the yard. Yay!

Miracle Gro - #GroSomethingGreater

One of the things that seriously makes a garden grow better is Miracle-Gro. Sure, this is a sponsored post. But that photo above is a giant bag of Miracle-Gro that I bought myself. Why? Because my mom, the gardening ninja, reccomends it. And if she says it works – you know it works.

Fruit tree - Miracle Gro - #GroSomethingGreater

It works all through my garden – helping our new trees bloom earlier and grow quicker…

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Turkey, Bacon & Guacamole Sandwich Recipe – #15MinuteSuppers

Every week my group of bloggy buddies posts a bunch of 15 Minute Suppers – a collection of recipes that busy moms can make in 15 minutes start to finish. Awesome, right? I jump in as often as possible to add a recipe, but with all of my conference travel this time of year, I’m kind of slacking. So be sure to search the #15MinuteSuppers hashtag on your fave social media sites every Friday morning for the newest recipe ideas. Because…. Yum in 15 minutes? Count me in :)

Turkey Bacon and Guacamole Sandwich recipe

Turkey Bacon and Guacamole Sandwich recipe

This week, my recipe is very simple and “cool” – it’s finally turning into spring weather here in central Washington, which means warm afternoons, lots of sun, and much later sunsets. When the weather gets nice, I crave a dinner that is simple and clean – this sandwich paired with fresh fruit and veggies is a perfect fit!

Turkey Bacon and Guacamole Sandwich recipe

Create a fab dinner with Wholly Guacamole

I used my fave guac brand – Wholly Guacamole – for this dinnertime sandwich. I used store-bought croissants, split in half, covering one half with the guacamole, and the other half with a dab of mayo. Then I piled in the toppings – peppered turkey lunch meat, colby-jack cheese slices, lettuce, bacon from Zaycon foods {trust me, once you try it you will NEVER buy anything else, so be sure to see if you have any events locally!}, plus some sprouts. I paired it with a handful of baby carrots for crunch, and a bowl of fresh berries – strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries – for a sweet treat. Totally fresh and light, but still filling, and packed with vitamins and fiber. Awesome, right?

Why Wholly Guacamole Rocks

This recipe wouldn’t be as easy to make without Wholly Guacamole. Their recipes are amazing – so fresh tasting, so easy to use, and such time-savers! Learn more by following them online – their websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram, and Google plus.

Need more quick 15 minute recipe ideas? Check out these other great #15MinuteSuppers!

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And there’s more!! Enter to win big – Use the easy peasy Rafflecoper below to get your entries in - 1st Prize is a year supply of Guac (in the form of coupons) and other super fun goodies from Wholly Guacamole, and then there are SEVENTEEN 2nd place Prizes!! Each of those winners gets a cooler of products just like we got – guac, salsa, and more! This awesomesauce giveaway runs from 4/18/14 until 4/25 @ 11:59pm, US only.

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Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Wholly Guacamole through 15 Minute Suppers. Recipe & opinions are my own.


Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Maleficent – #Maleficent

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream….” We all remember this song, right? It’s from the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, that most of us grew up watching as kids. And now, that classic story is back – not just “re-imagined” or “re-made” – but showing a whole new side to the villain from the movie, the evil Maleficent.

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Raspberry Mojito Recipe for Girl’s Night Parties!

I was compensated with some cash-money for this post. But as always – I only write posts if I love the brand, product, and message. I love this Trop50 juice, I love girl’s nights, and I love you…..

What you need for a fab girl's night

Who is ready for a girl’s night?

Um, I’m going to guess that most of you ladies are waving your arms in the air saying, “*I* need a girl’s night, Meagan!! Pick me, pick me!!” And I feel ya – I definitely don’t get to spend enough time with my favorite ladies. Between doing projects on the house, chasing an increasingly clever almost 4 year old, watching my nephews, and oh yeah – running a business from home – well, there’s not a lot of time left for fun! But, I’m hoping to put one together soon, and wanted to share some inspiration. {Click here to see where to buy the items in the collage above, on Polyvore.}

  • Dressing up. Doesn’t even always have to be fancy. But something more than sweatpants and a ponytail. {Although I do love that society invented “yoga pants” – which are pretty much socially acceptable sweats. And messy buns becoming trendy have made things much easier for moms too. Thank you, world.}
  • Fun drinks. When you get girls together, it’s a good time for fun, fruity, pink, sparkly, delish drinks – right? And it’s even better if the drink is low cal – which you can do if you use my new favorite mixer, Trop50. {Keep reading to learn more!}
  • Accessories. You need hot shoes – whether they’re amazingly sweet heels that give you some swagger, flats that make you feel comfortably confident, or your most worn-in flip-flops – you need great gear on your heels. Add on things like sparkly bracelets, glittery clutches, and other baubles, to make things more fun. There’s no rule that says you have to stop playing dress up just because you’re an adult :)
  • Music. You canNOT have a girl’s night without great tunes! My favorite is the Bose speaker from Best Buy that plays music via Bluetooth from my phone. But anything that gets the night movin rocks. {And if you’re not using Pandora yet, you’re totally missing out!}
  • Movies. I love having a great “girl” movie playing when I have friends over. Next up on my must-watch list? Steel Magnolias. Can you believe that it was a Christmas gift from my bloggy buddy Dusty from As Mom Sees It, and I still haven’t gotten a chance to watch it? #NeedToMakeTimeASAP.

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California Delicious Gift Basket Giveaway!

I’ve been missing lately. We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland {my family’s first time there, ever!} so I was gone all of last week. So, I’m here with a super fun giveaway to ask for your forgiveness for not posting anything interesting while I was gone. {Although, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you got to see LOADS of behind-the-scenes Disney pics all week. Follow me there if you want updates of cool stuff while I travel. Because I really do see cool stuff sometimes. :)}

California Delicious Giveaway April 14 - 28

Welcome to the California Delicious $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Sponsored by: California Delicious

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Gina’s Library of Reviews

Gift baskets are an easy way to say “I love you”, “good luck”, “think of you” and so much more.  California Delicious is a gift basket company that offers a wide variety of gourmet food, wine, and more gift baskets to fit every occasion you could imagine!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review a beautiful organic fruit gift basket from California Delicious and shared her thoughts in her gift basket review.

How would you like to win a $50 gift card to California Delicious?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a California Delicious giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from April 14, 2013 through April 28, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Celebrate Your Favorite Person – Win $2,500!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. But, as always – I’m not a shyster, I only share stuff I truly think is awesome, and that I use myself. Because I love you guys.

You might already know about how much I love Blurb. I mean, I do admit – I love photo books, and have made them at almost every single one of the online sites that make them. And they’re all great. But Blurb just has a more…. professional style, I guess you’d call it? And they have amazing tools – you can even self-publish a book with them. They have amazing ways to help you market your blog or business with photo-based books, but they also are fantastic for creating your own family photo albums. And right now they have a seriously sweet promotion going on that I do NOT want you to miss - Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb!! How cool is that, right?

Did you know that Blurb could possibly give you $2,500 to write about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with kind words, creativity, stories, inspiration, and love – and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win – great odds!) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books orsave 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people. I’m sure you’ll think of a ton of great ideas – your kids, your parents, your siblings, friends, grandparents, teachers…..

So don’t delay – be sure to get your books created and entries in right away. Photo books make amazing gifts for any occasion – they’re personalized, full of memories and heart, and are the type of DIY gift that even the un-craftiest person can make. Why not make a bunch now, to save for gifts all through the year – while also having the chance to win big? Here are a few more ideas, of books I’ve made:

  • Family albums, once each year, to celebrate all of our adventures and milestones. I print a bunch of copies, one for everyone.
  • Photos of baby’s first year, as a birthday gift.
  • Photos through the years, paired with words of wisdom and advice, as a gift for graduation.
  • A “why I love you” book, filled with photos, stories, and reasons why someone is important to you.
  • An ABC book – these work great for kids, by using photos of toys or favorite things they love for each letter. They also work great for friends and family – use a different pic of times you’ve had together for each letter.
  • Book for a child’s teacher – showing off his artwork from class, report cards, photos of him at school events, etc.

What will YOU create?


Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

For the next couple of months, about every week, I’ll be sharing a new fun way to win! I’ve partnered up with of my fave bloggy buddies – Jen at Makobi Scribe – to host weekly giveaways for a $100 Amazon gift card! Check it out, enter to win, take a minute to enter all of the other awesome giveaways I have going on right now {listed in my sidebar!} – then sign up for my email newsletters so you don’t miss the next chance to win! Have fun and good luck :)


Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.