What should you do if you see an animal out in the cold?

What should you do if you see an animal out in the cold? As animal lovers, one of the most heartbreaking things to see is a helpless animal trapped in an unsafe situation. There has been growing awareness and media attention to dogs, in particular, left in vehicles in hot weather. There doesn’t seem to

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35 Timeless Halloween Costume Ideas

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Those of you who read here regularly are probably shaking your heads, because I do this post every. single. year. In my defense, I update it with new ideas each time. But even if I didn’t, I’d still share it, because I am a complete sucker for simple, timeless Halloween costumes. 

Over the past couple of years, my kids have started to choose costumes that are store bought, modern characters (and usually super low quality, but hey, they want what they want), but I will always appreciate the years that they enjoyed more old-fashioned costumes. This year, my daughter actually requested to be a witch (which was thrilling for me) for school. My son wants to be Spider-Man. But on Halloween, we’re doing our first ever family costume (I still can’t believe my husband agreed to it), and my classic costume loving heart is full, man. (I’ll reveal what it is on Instagram on the big day.) 

Family Halloween Costume Ideas
Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

  • Angel
  • Ballerina
  • Bat
  • Bear
  • Black Cat
  • Bumblebee 
  • Butterfly
  • Clown
  • Devil
  • Dinosaur
  • Dog
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Frankenstein
  • Ghost
  • Gypsy
  • Ladybug
  • Lion
  • Mermaid
  • Mime
  • Monkey
  • Monster
  • Mouse
  • Mummy
  • Pirate
  • Princess or Prince (handmade rather than character)
  • Pumpkin
  • Robber/Jailbird
  • Shark
  • Scarecrow
  • Skeleton
  • Superhero (handmade rather than character)
  • Vampire 
  • Witch

As always, if you have other ideas to add to this list, please share!

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A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

This post is sponsored by ConAgra, Danone, Amy’s Kitchen, and Good Food Made Simple®. All opinions are my own.


You guys, I’m finally doing it: a grocery haul. I have been fascinated for years with people sharing their grocery hauls on social media and their blogs, and I decided it was about freaking time I did one as well. This isn’t your average grocery haul though. This is a very specific grocery haul that made me so happy I just couldn’t keep it to myself. 

As you know, I have been a vegetarian since I was fifteen year old. I share a lot of vegetarian and plant-based recipes here, but what I need to be sharing more often is that a lot of the time, I rely on good ol’ fashion frozen food, because, well, it’s way more convenient that having to try to whip up meals and desserts from scratch everyday. In the past, I’ve usually gone to specialty stores to find veggie and plant-based frozen meal favorites, but a few weeks ago, I discovered that Walmart has a plethora (yes, plethora) of them. From vegetarian and vegan to dairy-free to frozen goodies for those with specialty diets, Walmart has you covered (and at unbeatable prices!). Since I hit up Walmart frequently for, well, just about everything else, this made me extremely excited. And that’s where this haul began.


And now on to all of the goodness I got! 

A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

1. Amy’s Cheese Veggie Crust Pizza

I am a long time fan of Amy’s products, and Amy’s frozen pizzas are staples in our home. So I have been all sorts of excited to try Amy’s new Veggie Crust Pizza. Spoiler: it’s so, so good. Its crust is made from organic cauliflower, broccoli, and sweet potato, and it is topped with slow-simmered tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, kosher, delicious, and only takes a few minutes to cook. So many wins!

2. Amy’s Mac & 3 Cheese with Cauliflower Bowl
This is genuinely the best gluten-free mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Yummy cauliflower is mixed with rice pasta and a delicious, flavorful three cheese sauce (cheddar, Monterey jack, and parmesan). It is ready in minutes and an absolute favorite of my little ones. I love that I can stock up at Walmart and keep a bunch in my freezer for the easiest weekday meal ever. 

3. Marie Callender’s Chick’n Pot Pie made with Gardein Chick’n

I can’t even put into words how excited I was to discover this at Walmart. Chicken pot pies were my favorite meal as a kid, but I hadn’t had one in many, many years, since before I went vegetarian. I’m a long time fan of Gardein products (so many delicious meat alternatives), but I had no idea this existed. Well, it did not disappoint, and I am thrilled to be reunited with my favorite comfort meal. Kudos to Marie Callender’s and Walmart!


4. Good Food Made Simple® Cauliflower Kung Pao

My husband loves Kung Pao spaghetti, so when I spotted this plant-based, gluten-free version by Good Food Made Simple at Walmart, I knew I had to get it. It turns out I love it just as much as he does. It’s sweet, spicy, and tangy all at once, and full of organic veggies and yummy rice noodles. So good.
A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

5. Good Food Made Simple® French Toast

My kids love french toast for breakfast, so I was also excited to see that Walmart had these better-for-you version by Good Food Made Simple. They love the way both Oats & Honey and Oats & Ancient Grains taste, and I love that they’re simple, clean, and made with non-GMO ingredients.
A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

6. Mocha Almond Fudge So Delicious® Ice Cream Bars  

I couldn’t leave dessert out of this amazing haul, right? Just like all of the other plant-based goodies I was so stoked to find right at Walmart, So Delicious® Ice Cream Bars have quickly become a favorite in our house. These bars are made with almond milk and rich fudge in a crunchy chocolate and almond shell. They’re also certified vegan and non-GMO verified. Any just like their name says, they really are so delicious. 

A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul

A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul
A Vegetarian, Plant-Based, Delicious Frozen Food Grocery Haul


I think I might have to do another veggie-themed grocery haul soon. Is that something you guys would want to see? In the meantime, head to your local Walmart (or use their online pick up or delivery services!), and bask in the glory that is their amazing selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and plant-based frozen goodies! 

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Should we dress up our pets for Halloween?

Should we dress up our pets for Halloween? Dressing up on Halloween can be great fun for children and adults alike, but what about our furry friends? Just like people, dogs and cats are individuals, and no two animals are the same. For some pets, getting dressed up and the attention their costume brings, is

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Want to know the best way to prevent mammary cancer in your dog? SPAY HER. Mammary cancers are extremely rare in dogs who have been spayed. So in addition to preventing unwanted litters, spaying could save your dog’s life. It used to be that vets recommended spaying early, before … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness


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Win a TriNova Bundle to Help Stop Pet Odors!

This giveaway is sponsored by and fulfilled by TriNova. Can you believe we’re sliding into the holidays already? Last week I saw holiday lights going up in our local park, earlier than…

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How Smart is Your Dog?

New from Greenies.com: an IQ test for your dog. You’ll need 15 minutes, a blanket, 3 plastic cups, 2 chairs, and a handful of kibble or some treats. Let us know your results! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Halloween-Themed Hair Ideas

10 Fun Halloween Themed Hair Ideas
10 Fun Halloween Themed Hair Ideas
10 Fun Halloween Themed Hair Ideas

I’ve posted these photos before, but my daughter had me do her hair like this again the other day, so I had to share one more time! We love ‘Crazy Hair Day’ at school, and if we can incorporate a holiday, we’re all in. 

If you’re a fan of Halloween and getting hair creative, here are some other fun ideas: 
  • pumpkin buns (two minis or one big)
  • crow bird nest bun (large doughbut bun with a black bird attached)
  • creepy bird next hair (tease/rat hair, add tons of hair spray, and insert sticks)
  • spider hair (bun on top with eight braids hanging down)
  • spider braids (hair in two french braids with plastic spider rings attached down them)
  • spider web bun (bun on top with cotton spider webs bobby pinned over it)
  • Bride of Frankenstein hair (tutorial here)
  • dirt hair (spray or paint hair black and attach rubber insects)
  • witch hat hair (spray or paint hair black and molded around a foam come to form witch hat)
  • devil horn hair (tutorial here)

I’m sure we’ll try a few of these over the next couple of weeks. I’ll be sure to share pics on Instagram.

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