Friday, January 7, 2022

ELEVATE YOUR FAMILY MEAL Flavor Your Life 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 *This post was created in collaboration with Moms Meet. All opinions are 100% my own and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah!


I don't generally post fancy recipes on here because I am a "thrower together" on most occassions... but that said, I do cook a lot and have a healthy pantry packed with lots of good spices and flavors for the dishes that I do make. If someone were to ask me what one of my most used pantry items is, I would most definitely shout from the rooftops "OLIVE OIL"! I love olive oil. If you love olive oil, then I think we could be the best of friends. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is in my house at all times because I use it in my cooking multiple times a week. It's just my favorite way to cook.Seriously, I use it for all sorts of dishes whether I am cooking or I want to add flavor to cold dishes and salads. MomsMeet and Flavor Your Life want you to feel the same way about 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.



Over our holiday break, simply put, I did not want to put a ton of effort into cooking. And we also wanted to cut back on the amount of takeout we were ordering. So then it becomes about getting creative about how to cook, make it yummy, but also make it easy on Mom! I love using 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil because whether I'm making spaghetti and meatballs or roasting a whole chicken, this will elevate my family's meal in an instant! When you use something so flavorful and high quality, there's no questioning whether we'll get a weird taste and ruin the meal. It really doesn't matter what I use the 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil for, our breakfast home fries, our sauteed squash, prepping steaks... I've used this olive oil for all of those things this past week and with consistent and stellar results! Life is too short to save the fancy olive oil for a special ocassion. Use it to cook every single day!



If you're not sure where to start, Flavor Your Life has great education on their site, you can learn how to cook with olive oil. It's easier than you think! Flavor Your Life has some awesome recipes to try and experiment with, which is all the fun of cooking, learning what works and what doesn't. I recommend taking a visit to the Flavor Your Life site to learn more about european extra virgin olive oil, how you can seamless introduce it into your cooking in new ways and how it will quickly become one of your pantry staples as well... so versatile and yummy!


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Friday, August 27, 2021

Monster Pop, a Total Hit Over Here!

 *This post was created in collaboration with Monster Pop and MomsMeet. All opinions are my own and as always, thank you for supporting me and the brands that help make PrimandPropah possible.



We recently received a great sampling of Monster Pop popcorn. I could stop the review here by saying this "it didn't last long!" My family devoured this in a multitude of ways and truth be told, I tossed some bags in our tote for a pool party and the beach, and other kids were instantly enamored as well! I think that the monster on the bag piqued their interest but the actual product is what kept them coming back for more! Both bags were empty in no time.


As a mom of two, I have come to realize that even though I want to always create the most ideal foods for my little guys, sometimes I want the best AND easiest foods to make my life a little less stressful. After the last year or so that we've had here, cute and healthy snack options are more than welcome in this house. I love that I can throw some popcorn in a bowl for movie night and since Monster Pop is not greasy like some bagged popcorn, I don't have to worry about dirty hands wiping their business all over clothes and couches haha! No artificial ingredients and two great flavors! We love the cheese but are more partial to the butter flavor for that classic popcorn feel! What do you say? Want to give Monster Pop a try?


A poem by Monster Pop:

"When your kids munch our popcorn,
Each kernel they eat,
Is a healthy and natural,
Gluten-free treat.
No high-fructose corn-syrup,
All whole grain. Nothing fake.
Delicious nutrition
In each handful they take."



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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Wayfare Pudding is Perfect for the Propah Kids!

 *This post has been created in collaboration with MomsMeet and Wayfare Foods. All opinions are 100% mine and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah.



When MomsMeet reached out about trying some of the Wayfare Foods pudding, I thought why not? I am always trying to get my kids to eat healthier and make healthier choices. Why not present them with the opportunity to try something new, a variation on something they already know and love... and something that is soy free, gluten free, vegan, organic, non-gmo, and dairy free. For instance, the Wayfare team sent a sampling of their puddings, chocolate being our favorite! Here are the ingredients in that option: WayFare Dairy Free Base (Water, Organic Butter Beans, Organic Oats), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Powder Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Gum Arabic, Organic Cultured Dextrose, Sea Salt, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Sunflower Oil, Konjac Root Powder, Calcium Citrate, Organic Natural Flavor.



Nothing funky or out of the ordinary in the ingredients list but most importantly, guess what? My kids loved it. They really felt like this was a treat, well, because pudding in all it's forms really is a treat over here. I took a couple of bites and maybe it's that I don't eat that much pudding myself but I really, really loved it! The texture is creamy so you don't miss that aspect with regular dairy pudding, plus, the refridgerator life seems to be pretty generous. We took a trip to NC this past week and I popped a couple of these in our cooler back for a nice, cool treat for one of our stops. The kids were so excited to see them in there!





This is really a great option for anyone but especially those with dietary requirements that might normally get left out or have lower quality options available to them. You can feel good about grabbing a pack of these puddings and next on my list are the dips and cheese! It would be pretty amazing to find some other alternatives to the things I love to eat but could probably find healthier and more thoughtful options! Let me know if you have tried and Wayfare Foods products! 


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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

We are Wearing Pact

 *This post has been created in collaboration with Pact and MomsMeet. All opinions are my own and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah and the brands that support me!


It is not a lie that I love Pact. From the organic cotton they use to the sustainability in their supply chain and back to the care and concern they have for our planet... and we're already off to a great start getting to know what a brand's values are. So when we were asked to try the Dream Big Pajamas for my kids, I did not hesitate because you don't have to ask me twice to put my kids in matching, organic pjs! 




I've been having the conversations with other parents about how absolutely cute matching pajamas are and if I am being honest, I simply love kids pajamas. When my boys put on their Dream Big Pajamas, I was instantly in love with how cute they looked, all fresh and clean post-bath, in their alligator pajamas! Cuteness aside, the pajamas are made with organic cotton, no toxic chemicals and 91% less water used than conventional cotton... and they feel so soft, comfy and stretchy without stretching out because the quality is spot on.




Besides the clothing they are selling, Pact is also trying to think about all the ways that their brand affects the world and what they can do to offest their footprint to make a bigger impact. If you know me, my main thing is trying to keep my little world as sustainable as possible because it's what I can control. This includes where I spend my money and who I choose to support on this blog. Whether you're a secondhand shopper or like to buy new sometimes, there are ways in which you can be mindful and think about the choices you are making. Pact makes it pretty easy to shop with them and feel good about it. Check out a special code to save on your first purchase of Dream Big pajamas or something for yourself, too!




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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Own Your Bod, Babe Monday May 17th

 After the year plus that we've collectively had, I'd love for us to be able to look back and say that we didn't let the way that we were affected physically, be something that breeds unhappiness for an extended period of time, especially as we see ourselves out of this whole ordeal *crosses fingers


I've had a lot of time to think about my body and what it does for me and this past year, it's become incredibly clear that our health is the utmost of importance. That's all there is to it. Seeing people pushing the "beauty ideal" rings even more hollow than it usually would have, especially because there are hundreds of better things to worry about than having no jiggle. I recorded a little IGTV (below) to sort of talk about how I have been feeling and why I want to encourage people to Own Their Bod, Babe in the year of our Lord 2021. It's about more than accepting our bodies, it's about appreciating everything that they do for us, including and not limited to remaining healthy in very stressful global pandemics!  😂


WHAT IS OWN YOUR BOD, BABE? It all started with a crop top, you can read the original post here. I felt free and wanted to encourage other people to feel that freedom that I felt, so invited people to help me celebrate owning our own body, and saying FU to the haters.



Also, I might have a couple of fun things up my sleeve for the ocassion! I always like to keep things interesting so am looking for some awesome giveaways and ways for people to be interactive with sharing! I am really looking forward to seeing how people feel the need to share and what they are talking about this year. It's been a challening one, that's for sure, why not release ourselves from societal pressure and have fun while we're doing it!


CHECK OUT THE OWN YOUR BOD, BABE APPAREL


For every piece of clothing or a hat that is purchased, the profit on each piece is going to Big Sister Boston, to encourage our local youth in a tangible way. It's important to me to find ways to ensure that girls and women continue to understand the importance of finding support and creating the life they want without being hindered by negative self esteem and low body image. This seems like a great place to start! Shop my Bonfire Store HERE. Let me know what you picked! I definitely treated myself to an "I Own It" sweatshirt and a "Sensitive" ballcap!


I am really looking forward to continuing the conversation around body positivity and encouraging one another to be proud of our bodies, what they can do for us and break down the negative self talk that has been ingrained since we are young. This shit takes some working out but once we start the journey, it can just get better and better!


Do you have any questions? I am here to help! And I hope to see you on May 17th!