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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders {a Hillshire Naturals Review}

Hillshire Farms Plated Sandwich 1

Last week was Spring Break for my kids. Admittedly, I'm usually at a loss as to what to feed them for lunch when they are home. Of course, I can think of lots of things to feed them, but feeding them something they won't grumble at is a whole nother story! I love the simplicity of this Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe. I assembled the sandwiches in only a few minutes, baked them for 10 minutes and we devoured them in less than the time it took to make them! My boys were asking for more...but, they were all gone.

Hillshire Farms Main Ingredients

First, gather the ingredients for your sliders. 

You'll need:
1 pkg. Hillshire Farms Naturals Honey Roasted Ham
1 pkg. King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
6 slices of deli Baby Swiss cheese
2 Tbls. of Mayonnaise {not pictured}

Hillshire Farms Ingredients

You'll also need these few ingredients for the topping:
1/2 Tbls. onion powder
1/2 Tbls. poppy seeds
1/4 tsp. worcestershire sauce
3/4 Tbls. dijon mustard
1/4 cup melted butter
Hillshire Farms Cut Bread

To assemble sliders, begin by cutting your rolls in half. You could cut each one individually, or leave them as a loaf, like I did. Then, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the inside of your bread.

Hillshire Farms Loaded Ham

Next comes a layer of Hillshire Farms Naturals Ham. You can put a single layer or double it up...we like a lot of meat, so we doubled it up!

Hillshire Farms Swiss Cheese

Last step of your slider prep, add a layer of Baby Swiss cheese. I say Baby Swiss because it's less pungent than other Swiss Cheese. You're gonna want the ham to shine through in this little slider! 

Hillshire Farms Top Bread

It's looking good, huh?! You could stop here and just dig in...but, wait! This last step puts these over the top!

Hillshire Farms Finish Sandwich

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While waiting for oven to heat, mix all of the ingredients for the topping and brush or pour over the top of your sliders. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes. After they've sat, put them in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. remove from oven and ENJOY!

Hillishire Farms Sandwich

Now, watch your family devour the ooey-gooey, goodness that is this Hot Ham and Cheese Slider!

Disclosure: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing me w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. This recipe was adapted from KingsHawaiian.com

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Disney Style Guide #DisneySMMC

Disney Style Guide

Whether you're headed out for a day at The Parks, you're planning your vacation wardrobe for #DisneySMMC, or you're just a loyal Disney fan, these pieces are must haves for your closet! There's something for Mom, from rhinestone Mickey glove earrings to red Converse All Stars. Is Dad a Star Wars fan? I mean, who isn't? I've picked a few need-to-have outfit components for him. For Brother and Sister, have you seen the new line of Disney inspired clothing at Gap? Dude! And, the new Toy Story Vans? Be still my Disney loving heart. For Baby, the Dumbo clothing, at BabyGap, is simple adorable. No detail is missed; right down to the teeny Dumbo ears on the sweater hat.

All images below are clickable. See something you like? Click on it, you'll be redirected to the online source for purchase. (Each click is an affiliate link)



(for Mom)



(for Dad)




(for Sister)



(for Brother)




(for Baby)

Of course, now that you've got all of your essentials together, you need the perfect luggage to travel with. All that's left to do is decide if it will be Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse? Maybe Disney Princesses fit your royal needs, there's even a suitcase fit for a princess!



(for Travel)

Do you have a favorite place to shop for all of your Disney clothing? Please share in the comments, I'm always looking for somewhere new to buy my next Mickey t-shirt!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Never Miss Another Magical Memory with #ANKERLOVE

Disclaimer: I was compensated by ANKER for this post. However, all opinions are my own. 

Never Miss Another Magical Memory

I'm a picture taker. One might say, having 7,893 photos on your camera roll is too many. I say, NO WAY! One can never have too many photos. A mom, especially, can never have too many photos. Add to that being a Disney-loving mom, fugetaboutit!

With my crazy lady, mamarazzi, picture taking self, I tend to often have a low battery. Or, worse yet, a DEAD iPhone.

When I took my kids to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party this month, I knew I didn't want to be parked in front of an electric outlet when my phone was low on battery. I mean, Magic Kingdom does have that fabulous area in front of Rapunzel's Tower, that has multiple USB charging ports; but who wants to be tied down while your family is enjoying the park?

Anker Moments

Enter ANKER. My new ANKER PowerCore+ 13400 allows me to recharge my iPhone when the battery begins to get low. One of my favorite features is, there are TWO charging ports. So, myself AND another member of my family can charge our devices at the same time! That's HUGELY important in a family of seven.

Elena of Avalor

Without my new ANKER portable charger, I would've missed this shot of McKinley and Elena of Avalor.

Frozen Anna and Mae

Without my new ANKER portable charger, I would've missed this shot of Mae and her most favorite princess of all time, Anna.


Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

These memories, of course, will always be in my memory. But, thanks to ANKER, I have photos. Photos never fade. 

ANKER products are available at Walmart and/or Walmart.com. You can find a full line-up of portable chargers, car chargers, home chargers, and more. 


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Budget-Friendly Valentine's Day Card for Kids

Disclaimer: I received the printable featured in this post for free in exchange for my promoting on Instagram. Because I thought you would love it so much, I decided to promote it here, too! Also, there is an affiliate link within this post. This simply means I get a small commission on anything you purchase. Thank you for supporting jonahbonah. 

I never TIRE of our Friendship Valentine

Valentine's Day cards for the kid's classmates have been on the store's shelves for weeks already. Every year I see them, and every year I know I want to do something more. I want something my kids will LOVE to give their friends!

While at the Dollar Tree the other day I came across 3-packs of toy cars. PERFECT! {I would've bought the more expensive cars, if I had to. But, since this was an option, I was all about cutting my cost by a third!}

I never TIRE of our Friendship Valentine

I was going to just have Jett give toy cars to the boys and the girls, but then I found something super cute for the girls. So, both McKinley and Jett will pass these cute car valentines out to the BOYS in their class. Check back later this week for the GIRL Valentines that the kids will be giving!

Visit theprettypaperie.etsy.com to find this and other super cute Valentine's Day printables. Use the code IHEARTFREE to take advantage of an amazing BOGO offer that Natalie has going on right now!

Want to save even more money? Here's a 50-count of cars for less than 30 cents a car!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails that are Perfect Beyond the Holidays

Disclaimer: This post is intended for readers 21+. There are cocktail recipe ideas below. However, you could omit the alcohol and make a delicious mocktail. If you do decide to have a cocktail, don't drink and drive. Also, an affiliate link is at the bottom of this post. 

While, technically, Thanksgiving and Christmas are over, the Holidays are still going strong for some. How many of you still have houses to go to, to visit with family or friends?

When I was a kid, we ALWAYS did Christmas at my grandma's house AFTER Christmas. It was her way of letting her children and grandchildren enjoy Christmas morning with their children and parents. She knew that we would all gather together in the days following, to enjoy each others company and open gifts. A bunch of my most favorite memories are of all of us squishing into her too-small-for-twenty-people-living-room and opening gifts. I love her for thinking of us in this way.

How many of you enjoy cocktails at holiday gatherings? A mocktail, perhaps, if you aren't a drinker. I've gathered a few of the most beautiful cocktails on the internet, and put them all in one place. For you. You're welcome. :) Which one will you try tonight?  

holiday cocktails
Caramel Apple Mimosas from Delish. And, holy smokes, they look DELISH!

holiday cocktails
Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider from The Recipe Rebel. This is the perfect recipe to make in the morning and enjoy in the afternoon.

holiday cocktails
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria from Kitchn. I love a good, tall glass of fruity sangria. My favorite sangria is at a little restaurant in St. Augustine. Sadly, I can't get to St. Augustine as often as I'd like. With this fruit-filled recipe, I can make my very own sangria at home.

holiday cocktails
White Christmas Margarita from How Sweet It Is. It's 80 degrees in Florida today. The day after Christmas, y'all. This margarita is coconut based, so it's like a holiday drink, that's perfect for beach dwellers.

holiday cocktails
Cranberry Pineapple Punch from Natasha's Kitchen. The sweet pineapple. The tart cranberry. I'm sure this is the perfect combo for YUM!

holiday cocktails
Grinch Hot Chocolate from Cooking with Curls. The perfect drink for the kids at your party!

Do you have a cocktail {or mocktail} recipe that you'd love to share? Leave a link in the comments below, I'd love to check it out!

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Monday, December 26, 2016

9 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Cards for Kids

This post contains affiliate links. 

valentine's Day collage



Can you believe it's 2014? Each year, as January 1st passes, I get excited about the first holiday. Valentine's Day!

I can remember when I was a kid how fun it was at school to make a "mailbox" from an old shoe box. The next day or so everyone would bring in their Valentine's Day cards to pass out. It was definitely one of my favorite days of each elementary school year!

Today I've gathered nine DIY Valentine's Day cards {or small gift ideas} for you and your kiddos to make together. I imagine their little faces will shine bright as they deliver each of them to their friends!

Valentine's Day Cards

/1/ Bubblegum Valentines - These are so fun! There's a bonus idea in this gal's blog post, too. {Tip: you can find the tubes of gumballs at Sam's Club. I saw them there just the other day.}


Valentine's Day Cards

/2/ Heart Gift Tags - You can use chocolate OR heart shaped trinkets for this printable tag.


Valentine's Day Cards

/3/ Love Potion Valentine - I love this idea! It's simple and SO unique. AND, it promotes drinking good ol' fashioned H2O!



Valentine's Day Cards

/4/ "Say Cheese!" Printable - The photographer in me LOVES this! Send this free printable to your local print shop for optimum color and quality.

Valentine's Day Cards

/5/ "In Good Hands" Printable Teacher Valentine - Do you love to spoil your kid's teachers? I do. They keep our silly monkeys six to seven hours of every day, after all. This is an inexpensive way to tell them you are thinking of them.

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/6/ "Cake in a Cup" Valentine - Another great idea for the teachers. Pair it with a mug and call it done!

Valentine's Day Cards

/7/ Popcorn Valentine Printable - This is a Valentine for anyone you love! Friend, spouse, teacher, care taker, babysitter....the list goes on and on.

Valentine's Day Cards

/8/ Bobby Pin Valentine Printable - Are you crafty? Like, in a "I can make this AND wear it" kind of way? Well, you should share that crafty goodness with those you love! Here's a printable that allows you to show off in a loving way.

Valentine's Day Cards

/9/ Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet - My daughter would LOVE these. I think I might make her one just because I love her so. Who will you make one for?

Thinking back on Valentine's Day when I was a kid, the cards available were so blah! Just cards. Or, maybe my mom never sprung for the ones with candy. :o) Either way, these are SO MUCH COOLER than the ones offered twenty-five years ago. #whoa #imold #hashtagsdontcare

Want to see more great ideas? Go check out my post on Blissfully Domestic!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Walt Disney World Memory Maker - Is It Worth the Cost?

In the fourteen years my husband and I have been married we've probably been to Walt Disney World theme parks 30+ times. For a couple of years, when our oldest boys were little, we had Seasonal Passes. Some years we went to the seasonal parties like, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas and the Not So Scary Halloween Party. Other years we would just go to one park for the day. Nonetheless, our visits have added up over the years. Each one being just as magical as the last.

It seems like every time we would go to Walt Disney World we would get one of those Photo Pass cards from the photographer standing in front of Cinderella Castle {at the Magic Kingdom} or the Tree of Life {at the Animal Kingdom}, but we never stopped at the front of the park at the end of our day to look at our photos. And, truth be told, by the end of the day we had run out of money to buy any photos that were on that card to be viewed and purchased.

The Imagineers at Disney must've been hEARing my thoughts on wanting more photos WITH my family and wanting to not really worry about them until I got home from vacation. Enter the Disney Memory Maker.

When we started planning our vacation a couple of months ago I knew I wanted to add this feature to our budget. Let me tell you all of the wonderful reasons why:
  • PhotoPass Photographers are in hundreds of locations all over Walt Disney World theme parks. Have photos taken each time you see one. 
  • EVERYONE in your party will be IN the photo. I'm talking to you, moms. {I can count on one hand how many pictures I'm in with my family in our past trips to Walt Disney World. It's sad, really.}
  • Photos in front of Cinderella Castle, with Mickey and Pluto or Anna and Elsa, wherever you can snag a PhotoPass Photographer, take a picture and it'll be included on your Memory Maker.
  • Did you make character dining reservations? Those photos are included!
  • You know those silly faces {and frightened faces} you have on ride attractions? Even THOSE pictures are included in your Memory Maker!
  • Every.Single.Photo you have taken by a PhotoPass Photographer is included in your Memory Maker.
  • Memory Maker is Magic Band compatible. If you're family is wearing the new Magic Bands you'll just have the PhotoPass Photographer scan your band after he's taken your photo. No more keeping up with that card. 
When came home from our mini-vacay to the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom we had 84 pictures available to download right to our home computer. Guess what? I'm in all of our family photos!

Hollywood Studios

{at Hollywood Studios}

Animal Kingdom

{You have the option to add borders or stickers to your photos.}

Expedition Everest

{Scary ride photos are the best! Without the Memory Maker we wouldn't have purchased the photo...individually, they're just too costly.}

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{every magical character photo opportunity is forever yours! Here are Jett and McKinley with Wreck it Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz.}

I still have Days 2 and 3 to write about this vacation so I don't want to give away too many of the photos but, I wanted to share with you the greatness of the Memory Maker. If you're on the fence about whether or not it's a good use of $149, I'd say it absolutely IS worth the money. The cost is minimal considering the priceless photos you'll come home to. AND, you'll have 90 days to play with your photos and download them to your computer. {in other words, they'll be saved on the Disney server for 90 days so you'll have time to come home, unpack and unwind before needing to even worry about those photos.}

My Disney Tip: Purchase the Memory Maker online at least 3 days prior to your trip. You'll save $50! 

Edited to add: Disney has now made Memory Maker an added perk to having an Annual Pass. Seriously, that's an AMAZING perk!! 

Don't forget to read this post on how to make Disney Autograph Books for the kids!
DIY Disney Autograph Book



Disclosure: This post is written from a real mom's perspective. No one from Disney asked me to write this. My family purchased the Memory Maker with our own money. The opinions are my own.