Jaime Loves Stuff : September 2015

Easy Nacho Tacos

This Nacho Tacos recipe and shop has been compensated by Albertsons. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpOnPace #CollectiveBias #Albertsons

Easy Nacho Tacos.  Featuring an EASY nacho cheese sauce recipe (AKA Queso)

I think tacos, burritos and nachos deserve their own food group.  Don't you?  I love crispy, crunchy taco shells, seasoned meat, fresh veggies and cheese all wrapped stuffed into one shell.  Then there's the nacho- crunchy chips and spicy queso.   Of course, the burrito.  Get the entire food pyramid in one tortilla.  Genius.  

Some days, I want tacos.  Some days, it's all about the nachos.  Or burritos.  Then there are those crazy days where I refuse to choose and eat them all.  At once.  Well, kinda.  That's how the idea for Nacho Tacos came to life.  Nacho Tacos, they're MINE and I ain't sharing.  *giggles* 

Slow Cooker Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

This Slow Cooker Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe and Shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeClean#CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

I really shouldn't laugh but my poor boss is so saddened by the Oregon Ducks not ranking (for the first time in six years) and he was NOT in the mood this morning.  It was pretty humorous.  I tried to bribe him these Spicy Teriyaki Wings but he wasn't in the eating mood.  

Yes, ladies and gents- football season is upon us.  I am a huge fan of college sports and am really excited to see how the Cornhuskers do this year! Whoooo! It's going to be a GOOD year.  

Now, with football comes food, food and more food, right? These wings are sweet and spicy.  Oh and really, really, REALLY messy.  Isn't that what life is all about? Good food, good friends, good times and not stressing over anything.  

Slow Cooker Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Pineapple Coleslaw

Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Pineapple Coleslaw.  Tangy.  Spicy.  Juicy.  Fast.  Easy recipe.

Ahhhhhhhh! Fall.  I am so happy it's officially here.  It's time for the weather to cool down, football, crazy schedules, ballet, pumpkin patches, and The Walking Dead.  There are so many important things happening and frankly, I like to find ways to make our dinner routine a little easier.  

I had a bad habit of hitting the drive thru on my way home on ballet nights, program nights, or just after having to work late at work and just being TOOOOOO tired to do anything.   I've been making meals that can be done super fast, are super tasty and really easy.  These Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders are one of those easy meals.  Topped with pineapple coleslaw and it's heaven on a bun.  No lies.  

Olde Westport Spice Company Coupon

Love spices and seasoning blends? Be sure to grab this great deal!

Mortimer Farms' PumpkinFest & Corn Maze- Dewey Arizona

There's just something about going on a local adventure.  Most of us tend to think of a long distance when it comes to travel but in reality, there are so many great places to explore right out your back door.  Earlier this year, I made a goal to start really exploring Arizona.  I've lived here almost 20 years and haven't really done much outside of the city until earlier this year.

I want to give my daughter a lot of fun memories.  Not toys.  Not clothes.  Just memories.  Good, fun and happy memories.  You already know we love farms (especially being a Kansas girl!).  One of the spots I am going to visit this fall?

Mortimer Family Farms in Dewey, AZ.  I am pretty excited! I love a good Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze!

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Tolmachoff Farms!

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Tolmachoff Farms!
***Disclaimer: I did not receive financial compensation for this post but am going to receive entrance to the farm that I go to every year anyways and does not affect my absolute love for Tolmachoff Farms!**


It's FALL! That means cooler weather, football, soups, stews, Halloween and best of all- PUMPKIN PATCH TIME!  Em and I love hitting up the local farms' pumpkin patches (Yes, we do have legit farms here in the Arizona desert!).  Our favorite local one is Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale Arizona.  (Read about my last year's visit here)

About Tolmachoff:

Welcome to Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze ~ October 1 - November 8, 2015

Make this fall season unforgettable, come on over to Tolmachoff Farms and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family: 6 acre family corn maze with a new theme each year, (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for little ones), petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, farm theme activities (corn grinder-grind corn to feed chickens), play area (corn box, adult/child pedal cart track) and much more.

We also have a Haunted Corn Maze in the back for those seeking a chilling thrill on Friday and Saturday nights in October.
If you're local, you should definitely visit the Haunted Corn Maze and have fun through the rest of the farm! We ALWAYS have the best time ever!

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Four Fabulous Laundry Hacks (& A HUGE Giveaway!)

I'm teaming up with some great brands and bloggers to share some of my favorite laundry hacks, plus a chance to win a Little Laundry Lifehacks Giveaway (including a $150 Walmart gift card.)

Do you like doing laundry?

What??? You don't.  It's okay, I don't either but these laundry hacks will help save the day AND sanity!

Four Fabulous Laundry Hacks

1. Sick of ironing? Put your iron away and use Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus instead. Just spray, smooth and tug and watch those wrinkles disappear! Click here to download a coupon. DWR to the rescue

Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle.  These make for an amazing gift or bring to a potluck to impress your friends, coworkers and family.
Not a sponsored post but may contain affiliate links

It's potluck and cookie swapping season.

Well... it's ALMOST time for it.  I love bringing in delicious and melt-in-your-mouth goodies to work and for gifts.  Who wouldn't love a jar of cookies made with love as a gift? I know I am game for them.    ESPECIALLY when they are chocolate cookies with a white chocolate drizzle.  

MARVELous Berry Granola Trifle

This MARVELOUS Berry Granola Trifle recipe and shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias

MARVELous Berry Granola Trifle

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on? Yeah? Awesome.  So.... where are my MARVEL fans at? Welcome one and all.

Y'all know I'm a huge fan of MARVEL movies and with movies comes food, right? I mean... how can one have a movie night without serious eats? Impossible.

I am pretty excited about this uber awesome MARVELous Berry Granola Trifle but I am even more excited about these MARVEL chewy granola bars I found at Walmart.

Caramel Apple Bombs

Caramel Apple Bombs.  Warm and Gooey caramel apple bombs wrapped in crescent dough and baked to warm perfection.
*This post contains affiliate links*

Raise your hand if you are ready for fall.  *raises hand*

It's my favorite time of the year.  Pumpkin, falling leaves, stews, cooler weather, and everything else that is typical fall.  

I have an AWESOME recipe for you to make.  It's easy and it has apples and caramel in it.  Need I say more? These will be a HUGE hit for a get together, potluck or a Netflix marathon...  

Happiness is in SeptemBEAR

Did you know that today (September 9th) is National Teddy Bear Day?  That makes today... SeptemBEAR 9th! #ShareABear
***Thank you to Snuggle for sponsoring SeptemBEAR***

Did you know that today (September 9th) is National Teddy Bear Day?  That makes today... SeptemBEAR 9th!

There is absolutely nothing better in this world than a cuddly, snuggly teddy bear, right?

When Em was in the hospital following her traumatic brain injury, I was encouraged to bring in a stuffed animal and a blanket from home.  The nurses in the neuro-PICU stated that having familiar scents surrounding her while in a coma would help keep her comfortable and peaceful.  Anything can help, right?

Did you know that today (September 9th) is National Teddy Bear Day?  That makes today... SeptemBEAR 9th! #ShareABear

Giveaway: The Vampire Diaries Season 6 OR The Originals Season 2 (Blu-Ray)

Giveaway: The Vampire Diaries Season 6 OR The Originals Season 2 (Blu-Ray)
Thank you to the Tether Group and CW for this great giveaway!

I am really, really, REALLY excited to bring this opportunity to you! Are you a fan of The Vampire Diaries or the Originals? I can't even pretend to deny it but I do love me some vampires!

I have been sucked into the Vampire Diaries drama since season 1 and I have loved the Originals so far!

 I get to give you the chance to win EITHER Season 6 of the Vampire Diaries OR Season 2 of The Originals (Both on Blu-Ray). Prize will be chosen at random!

Chevron Gift Card Giveaway #GameDayChef Challenge

This post has been sponsored by Chevron Texaco/ #GameDayChef Challenge

Are you ready for some foooooooooooooootball???  Sundays, football, friends, family and FOOD.  Personally, I am all about the food but... some are in it for the game, right? 

Is there any particular snack, meal or drink you just HAVE to make when football season hits? Personally, I am all about the snacks- dips, sandwiches, salads, wings, you name it- it's on.  Or are you about the meals? Making pizza or grilling meat.

It's your lucky day because the Game Day Chef Challenge is back for its second year! Ready to show off your mad game day cooking skills? Head to your local Chevron or Texaco station, pick up ingredients and whip up a mean recipe for a chance to win $25,000 in Chevron gift cards! 

9 Survival Foods That Will Last Forever

9 Survival Foods That Will Last Forever
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9 Survival Foods That Will Last Forever

A emergency situation can happen to any of us at any time and even though its not something we like to think about, its best to be prepared and have at least a small stockpile of items to help make those stressful moments a little less stressful. I have a great list of survival foods that will last forever so you can feel comfortable purchasing these items and knowing when its time to use them they won’t go bad.

Barnes & Noble Therapy!

Are you back to your normal routine yet now that school is back in session?  We go back in early August and am NOW just starting to get my footing.   I don't know about you but I feel like I am spinning my wheels when trying to get back into the new routine.  I try and prepare as much in advance as possible but... A for effort, right?

This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are  my own. #BNschoolsavings

 I have been working on find more "me" time and trying to get a better grasp on balancing work/life/parenting/blogging/college now that we are starting to settle in to our new year rhythm.

One of my happy places is Barnes & Noble.


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