What’s For Dinner? Orange BBQ Chicken, that’s what!

I made this for dinner last night and WOW was it a hit! The barbeque pulled chicken is always a classic, but adding freshly squeezed orange juice to it takes the dish to a whole other level. As if this meal could get any better, it’s also made in the crockpot! Perfect for a busy evening filled with soccer practices and dance lessons.

Crockpot Orange Chicken

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C/O Frugal Girls

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 – 5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed
  • 1 cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice or 3/4 cup Orange Marmalade
  • 3/4 cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce {it’s SO good!}
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • Crockpot

What You’ll Do:

  • Cook chicken in crockpot on HIGH for 3 hours {covered}
  • After 3 hours, drain juices from crockpot
  • At this point… you can either leave the chicken breasts whole, or remove, cut into cubes, and transfer back to crockpot.
  • Mix together bbq sauce, orange juice or marmalade, and soy sauce.
  • Pour mixture over chicken, and cook on high for 30 more minutes {covered}

Make it Extra Special:

  • Buy take and bake ciabatta rolls to make so that you have warm bread to pair with your meat
  • Garnish on top with green onions
  • Cut up orange slices to go on your plate


Fresh Veggies

Pair your meal with a fresh veggie of your family’s choice. A crisp salad always hits the spot with us!

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C/O Chow


Raspberry Crisp

Last night we topped off our meal with this delicious treat. A perfect mix of sour and sweet when paired with vanilla ice cream!

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This was our Sunday night dinner, but we wish we could eat it every day of the week! Tell us how you like it below.

Trouser Trends for Spring!

Whether you are going to work, spending the day outside, or need to dress up for an evening out, there are many trouser styles to fit your needs! We want to share some of the popular styles that we love to help you as you shop for some cooler pants alternatives for spring and summer! By clicking on the photos, you can be taken to Zara.com where you can purchase these styles.

Belted Wide Trousers $79.90

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C/O Zara

These are cute, comfortable, loose fitting, and perfect for work, casual wear, or an evening out! Dress them up or down with the style of shoes and top you pair with them!

High Waist Loose Trousers $79.90

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C/O Zara

These are perfect for work or dressing up with a nice top for a night out! You can’t go wrong with these pants that are loose, comfortable, and fashionable!

Skinny Trousers $69.90

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C/O Zara

Skinny trousers are definitely hot this season! They look great for work, casual wear, and going out! Wear them with flats, gladiator sandals, or dressier sandals of your choice!

Have other trouser styles you are particularly a fan of that aren’t listed here? We would love to hear what they are! Any additional suggestions on comfortable and stylish clothing that you have we would love to hear about and so would our readers!

Things We Love- Cheap & Fun Summer Activities!

Looking for some great ideas for summer activities to entertain your kids without spending a fortune? Well we have found some great ideas for you to try this summer!

Bike Parade

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C/O Parents

Post flyers or signs around your neighborhood for the little ones to decorate their bikes! Decorate them with flyers, stickers, streamers, balloons, and anything you would like! Set a time for them to all cruise around and show off their rides while the parents applaud and take pictures!

Create an Obstacle Course

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C/O Parents

Create an obstacle course in your backyard with hula hoops, jump ropes, a hose, a sprinkler, or anything you can think of! Let your kids and neighborhood kids go through the obstacle course while you time them! A little friendly competition is always fun!

Neighborhood Game Night

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C/O Parents

Everyone remembers childhood memories playing games in their neighborhood like kick the can and ghost in the graveyard! They are a blast! Designate one day each week where you and your neighbors come together to play a game like kickball, softball, capture the flag, kick the can, and ghost in the graveyard! The parents can switch off as referees each time! For rules to tons of different games click here.

Hopefully you will get a chance this summer to try some of these great ideas! While making lasting memories, you and your kids will definitely be having a blast!

“You Light up my Life” Mother’s Day Card!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner I am sure your little ones would love to make something to give to Mom! If your kids don’t want you knowing what they are making you for Mother’s Day, you can always tell your significant other to come to our blog to see some great ideas! This card is simple and adorable and something all moms would love to receive!

Firefly “You Light up my Life” card

What you will need:

Blue printer paper (white would work fine too!)

Yellow paper

Yellow paint

Black sharpie



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C/O Crafty Morning

How to make:

First print the free printable mason jar by clicking here.

Have the kids cut out the mason jar and then cut an oval out of the yellow paper.

Have them write “Mom You light up my Life” on the yellow oval and glue it to the mason jar.

Have them dip their finger into yellow paint and put finger prints all over the mason jar.

After the paint dries, have them draw little lightning bugs on the yellow finger prints so the bugs look like they are glowing.

Add a cute little bow to the top of the mason jar and you are done!

Coconut-Crusted Chicken with Mango Salsa

Hellooo, taste buds! This dinner sings spring and couldn’t be yummier. Try this dinner and its side and dessert pairings this week.

Coconut-Crusted Chicken with Mango Salsa

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C/O Rachel Ray

  • 1/2 pound mango, thawed and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 6 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the mango, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with 1 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the coconut in another shallow bowl. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the coconut. Press to coat.
  3. In large, ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 12 minutes. Serve the chicken with the mango salsa.


Black Bean & Corn Salad With Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette

The perfect pairing to your coconut chicken! This is so healthy and your kids won’t even know it!

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C/O Once Upon a Chef


Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake

End the night on a sweet note with this lemon cake!

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C/O My Recipes

What is your favorite spring time dinner? Comment below and it could be featured next week!

Stylish Shorts for Spring and Summer!

With the new style of shorts this summer being fabrics other than denim we thought it would be helpful to show you some great styles and how to wear them! We love this style of shorts that is in this season because they are extremely comfortable, loose fitting, and can work for a casual or dressy outfit!

Konfetti Shorts

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C/O A Southern Drawl

These shorts are perfect for a beautiful Spring or Summer day! Wear them to the beach, shopping around town, or out to lunch! These shorts are so versatile you can dress them up or down by the jewelery you wear, heels, wedges, or sandals!

Embellished Shorts

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C/O Lovely Pepa

We love these sequin embellished shorts! They are perfect for a sunny day or to wear out at night with your girlfriends! You can also dress up this outfit by pairing it with some jewelry, high heels, wedges, or sandals!

You really can’t go wrong with these comfortable and fashionable shorts! They come in tons of patterns and colors so you are sure to find a pair that fits your personal style!

Things We Love… Family Friendly Movies

Now that we have hit another cold spell with rainy showers (and even snow in some places!) we thought it was high time to blog about one of our favorite indoor activities… cuddling up and watching a movie. With kids we’re sure that you’re quite familiar with the new family friendly releases. But what about the classics? Introduce your family to these cinematic gems this rainy, cold spring and get everyone in the mood to sing in the rain.

Singing in the Rain

Found on Amazon for $7.50. Your kids love for this musical? Priceless.



The Sound of Music

We love Julie Andrews. Need we say more?!

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Mary Poppins

No seriously, we really love Julie Andrews!

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C/O aufeminin.com


Swiss Family Robinson

We apologize in advance for your kids wanting an incredible tree house for the rest of their childhood, but this movie is just too good to not include!

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Which movie did we forget to add to our list?! Comment your favorite movie and we’ll include it for the summer edition!

Tissue Paper Flower Activity!

Get in the Summer spirit by trying out this fun tissue paper flower activity with your little ones! It’s easy to make, cheap, and will keep your little ones entertained for a little while this weekend!

What you will need:

Glue stick or bottled glue

Tissue paper squares (or cut up little squares of different colors)

Free flower printable that you can download by clicking here

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C/O Mess For Less

How to make:

1. Download the free printable flower and print it out.

2. Have your little ones add glue to the circles.

3. Scrunch up tissue paper and stick it onto the glue.

This craft is great for an easy, affordable, and fun way to pass the time for your little ones! Another fun idea is instead of tissue paper, you can try glitter or pom-poms on the glue spots! Either way you choose to decorate the flower it will look great on the fridge or in a frame for Mothers Day!

The Baby Who Will One Day Bring Sexy Back Has Been Born…

The first official photograph of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s son has been released!

The couple announced their pregnancy in January after months of speculation that Biel was pregnant. The proud daddy-to-be had posted the below photo to Instagram, captioning it:”Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets”.

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Now the ever-private couple has released the first photo of baby Silas, and we couldn’t be more excited! What a cutie huh?! Justin captioned his Instagram debut of Silas as, “The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR.” If that’s not the sweetest looking Memphis Grizzlies fan then we just don’t know who is.

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C/O E! Online

Congrats to the happy parents, we are so looking forward to seeing little Silas grow up!

Farmers’ Market Finds – Skillet Kale Pizza

Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time for a visit to your local farmers’ market! There are always many delicious finds, but going to the market with a recipe in mind will make you feel much more organized and will lead to a delicious meal. Try this farm fresh dinner this week!

Skillet Kale Pizza

This will taste so good that your kids will have no idea how nutritious it is for them!

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C/O Southern Living


1 pound bakery pizza dough
Vegetable cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 garlic clove, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cups firmly packed coarsely chopped kale
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons plain yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded fontina cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


1. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; lightly coat dough with cooking spray. Cover with a clean cloth, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour.

2. Roll dough to a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface; cover with plastic wrap.

3. Preheat oven to 450°. Cook onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Add kale and rosemary. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or just until wilted. Stir in vinegar. Add salt to taste. Transfer to a bowl.

4. Wipe skillet clean. Reduce heat to medium. Coat skillet with 2 tsp. oil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Arrange dough in skillet, gently stretching edges to cover bottom and sides of skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Top with kale mixture and cheeses. Brush edges with remaining 1 tsp. oil.

5. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden. Sprinkle with red pepper.


Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Snack time will never be healthier than with these zucchini chips. Try them out and experiment by adding your own seasonings!

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C/O Skinny Ms

Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Pies

Small, fun and of course sweet!

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C/O Eating Well


We hope you enjoy this farmers’ market dinner as much as we do! What is your favorite farmers’ market find?