Back to School- Lunch Box Must-Haves

It’s that time of year again. Packing lunches on the daily. Here are some products that will help ease that process. All currently under $12! Amazon can change their prices at anytime.
(affiliate links)

1. Containers that stack- https://amzn.to/2YbVfcX
2. Thermos to keep things hot- https://amzn.to/2XWFO95
3. Reusable Silverware- https://amzn.to/2YjFpNk
4. Something different- How cute are these! – https://amzn.to/2Svojql
5. Lunch bag- We have this, and it is so easy to pack all different size and shape containers. My daughter is using it again this year since it held up so well! – https://amzn.to/2LvLBvT

3-Ingredient Baked Donuts

We tried this recipe off Pinterest, and it was a hit! I got these donut pans on Amazon.  (affiliate link) They are non-stick and easy to use. These donuts are ready in less than 30 minutes and my 10 year old made them by herself!

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • One Can of Pumpkin (15 oz)
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Optional- Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 425. Spray the pans with non-stick spray and set aside.

Stir together the cake mix (just the dry mix) and pumpkin until smooth. Transfer batter to a gallon sized bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner and fill each donut ring to almost full with the batter.

Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Frost when cool. Sprinkles are optional. Enjoy! They are super yummy and a little healthier than fried donuts:)

A Week In Review – April 14, 2019

 

Don’t hold yourself back! You are capable of whatever you set your mind to!

How great are these? My kids will love to make their own popsicles this summer and I am thinking an adult version with a little vodka:) affiliate link-
https://shopstyle.it/l/1KDw

I love these casual Espadrilles for everyday outfits! I just ordered myself a pair. affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1KFU

Check out our sports related Easter basket ideas: http://chasingease.com/7-easter-basket-ideas-for-sports-fans/

8 Easter Basket Ideas for Pre-Teen/Teen Girls

This popular Nordstrom camisole is on sale today for 40% off and free shipping! Comes in plus size too. (affiliate links)
Check it out here- https://shopstyle.it/l/1Sq8
Plus size here- https://shopstyle.it/l/1Ss1

Chasing Ease reader recommended! Easy to make Easter eggs without the mess! (affiliate links)
Eggmazing: https://amzn.to/2WRh0ue
Markers: https://amzn.to/2IfjteT

It is taking me some time to process that scrunchies are really back! My daughters love this pack, and it’s a great price. affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2D850Nm

Sandals: https://shopstyle.it/l/1O8h
Tank: https://amzn.to/2D87P18
Swimsuit: https://amzn.to/2I89LuA
Shorts: https://shopstyle.it/l/1O5V
Leggings: https://shopstyle.it/l/1O68 (affiliate links)

No time to cook dinner with games and practices in the evening? Reader recommended, quick dinner idea! Italian sausage and onions! Put frozen in the crock pot for 6-8 hours on low and it’s ready when you are! Easy clean up with these liners. Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy!
affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2D8TaCL

Yes! These arrived yesterday and I love them! Now Chicago weather….warm back up!
affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1KFU

How cute is Kate in this Roxy jacket? Perfect for these Spring days ahead.
affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1TYP

These just went in my cart. 😍
Will post a product review next week.
affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1Y4B

4 Must-Haves for Shedding Dogs

As the saying goes, Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!!! Perfect for those wedding showers, bachelorette parties or just a girls night. affiliate link-
https://amzn.to/2X8Djvl

 

 

 

A Week In Review -April 7, 2019

Another cute Easter basket idea!
affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1t67

Reader recommend Easter basket stuffer. I love when you guys share your ideas with me! If you have cute clothes, yummy recipes, organization tips or anything else that could help us all make life easier, please reach out. I would love to hear from you. Message me on FB or send me an email- missy@chasingease.com
affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2WD5mTv

Great reminder….I love this❤️

Not sure how long this will last, but these are on sale with another $9.99 coupon at checkout!
affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2uKWkrE

So many patterns available but this was the romper Maddie picked. Love this store for teen girl clothes.
affiliate link- https://bit.ly/2OF17E8

Who is your worst enemy? I hope it’s not you!

http://chasingease.com/your-worst-enemy/

It’s a cloudy, cool Spring day in Chicago. Time to brighten up the house a little bit! (affiliate links)
Pillow Covers- https://shopstyle.it/l/1CCy
Basket- https://shopstyle.it/l/1CBV
Throw- https://shopstyle.it/l/1CCE

Any baseball players in your house? Just ordered this new bat for Joey and it is currently 41% off!
affiliate link: https://shopstyle.it/l/1CMH

One of the biggest traps we get into is comparing ourselves to others. When we don’t match up, we give up. Start believing in yourself!

A sale for the whole family at Dick’s Sporting Goods today. (affiliate links)
Boys Nike shorts 43% off- https://shopstyle.it/l/1JDR
Girl’s North Face for under $50!- https://bit.ly/2WQ4FGE
Men’s Under Armour white golf shirt 27%- https://shopstyle.it/l/1JDY
Women’s Nike Running Shorts 25% off- https://shopstyle.it/l/1JD1

 

The Diabetes Cookbook

Congrats to my friend, Lara! Her cookbook is now on Amazon. Lots of healthy recipes for the whole family. It has kid-friendly, slow-cooked, paleo, gluten and dairy free options. Check out the details! (affiliate link)

Order Here: https://amzn.to/2F8DhMR

The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living Powered by the Diabetes Food Hub is a big, bold, and beautiful book, packed with hundreds of recipes specifically designed for anyone wanting to eat healthier and put quick, delicious meals on the table. This is a beautiful coffee table book that you will actually use and it has something for everyone including: Mediterranean, Kid-Friendly, Quick, Paleo, Slow-Cooker and Budget-friendly recipes.
Designed to make healthy eating easier, realistic, and delicious for people, this cookbook collects together for the first time hundreds of recipes and meals. Based on years of research and built specifically to help improve healthy eating behaviors, the recipes, meal plans, and tips in this book will help home cooks make smart food choices, select healthier cooking methods, and organize and plan healthy, quick and delicious meals. Most importantly, every recipe has been kitchen-tested to ensure they all taste amazing.
This massive collection will include hundreds brand new and previously unpublished recipes from the American Diabetes Association. Dozens of meal types, cuisines, and flavors are represented, from a healthy, diabetes-friendly take on traditional lasagna to low-carb recipes engineered with cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles. Other healthy twists on classic favorites include:
• Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
• Unstuffed Eggroll
• Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
• Pineapple Peach Sorbet
• Paleo 10 Minute Taco Salad
• Low GI Blueberry Almond Pancakes
About the Authors:
Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, CDE, is owner of Revival Wellness, LLC (www.revival-wellness.com) counsels a wide variety of people―from those wanting to lose weight to others trying to better control their diabetes or cholesterol. Her role is to educate people on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but also to help them incorporate it into real life with healthy eating and cooking. Jennifer Bucko Lamplough, MBA, and Chef, is working to help solve hunger by working with food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs in northern Illinois to not only distribute meals, but to provide nutrition education in those settings. She continues to work as a cooking demonstrator, teaching people how to cook healthy and showing that it can be delicious and easy! As a team, Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough and Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton have written two previous books for the American Diabetes Association―The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook and the best-selling Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking―and developed hundreds of recipes for the Association’s healthy eating programs, many of which are appearing here for the first time in print. For more information, please visit www.diabetesfoodhub.org or www.diabetes.org.

About the Book:
The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living Powered by the Diabetes Food Hub (American Diabetes Association, November 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40680-2, $24.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers, including Amazon

Weekly Link Wrap-Up 3/17

I love everything bagels! Curious if anyone has tried this seasoning and what you use it on? Sounds delicious! (affiliate link) –https://amzn.to/2uapErf

I couldn’t wait to try this Spring scent. Lucky me, I got to smell it before I got home from the store, because the spray leaked and emptied all over the back of my car. Ugh! Well, I can report that it smells amazing and so does my car:) (affiliate links)
spray- https://bit.ly/2JaCccA
dish soap- https://bit.ly/2HlIzrX
hand soap- https://bit.ly/2O8gOUk

I bought this beach bag and used it in Florida this past weekend. I loved it! Lots of room without being too big. It zippers shut and has plenty of pockets inside. Great bag for the price. (affiliate link)- https://shopstyle.it/l/0KIi

The Coral Trend

These kid’s are obsessed with this Rubix Cube pack and it keeps them off their devices. Well, for a short time anyway:) Good for the bus, indoor recess, gifts and Easter baskets.
affiliate link: https://shopstyle.it/l/0DWP

Has anyone else tried this mascara? How is it so good at this price?!?! It’s the only one I use now! Amazon can change prices at anytime.
affiliate link – https://shopstyle.it/l/0DYA

These vests are now under $60!
(affiliate link)- https://shopstyle.it/l/0B4d

I decided to go for a long weekend to visit my parents in Florida! It was great self-care, very relaxing, and I am coming back refreshed. It’s not always easy to make the choice to put ourselves first, but I am learning how very important it is. I finally finished this amazing book while I was there. If you need a step-by-step plan to help you in any area of your life, I highly recommend this book!
affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/0B5t

8 Easter Basket Ideas for Pre-Teen/Teen Girls

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Check out these 8 Easter Basket Ideas for those pre-teen/teen girls in your life. (affiliate links)

  1. Bath Bombs- https://amzn.to/2IIia9b
  2. Pop Socket- https://amzn.to/2T4Bqm0
  3. Scrunchies- https://amzn.to/2EBXnzT
  4. Mini Wet Brush (one for home and one for on-the-go!)- https://amzn.to/2H3A1Vy

5. Sunglasses- https://amzn.to/2EBDWY6

6. Jelly Slide Flip-Flops- https://shopstyle.it/l/Z9bj

7. Felt Board- https://amzn.to/2EE9HzX

8. Logo Tote- https://shopstyle.it/l/Z9lt

7 Easter Basket Ideas for Sports Fans

My friend Becky put together an amazing list of Sports themed Easter Basket ideas. Check them all out below. (affiliate links)

  1. Big League Chew Pack- https://amzn.to/2XBOcam
  2. Bounce Back Football- https://amzn.to/2EDJ5ij
  3. Sports Sleeve- https://amzn.to/2EDbPrv
  4. Drawstring Bag- https://amzn.to/2tF8jGD

5.  Sports Water Bottle – https://amzn.to/2IFsFda

6. Custom Sports Socks- HOW COOL ARE THESE!!! https://amzn.to/2BXnq2L

7. Beef Jerky Variety Pack- https://amzn.to/2EBF6Tk

***Now instead of using a basket, flip a cool cap upside down and put everything inside!

If you have any other ideas to share, feel free to contact me at missy@chasingease.com and I will get them posted! Happy Shopping!

A Week In Review 2/17

Old Navy tees
affiliate link: https://shopstyle.it/l/Zmwk

Get ready for Spring Break….Sun Bum sale. Amazon can change prices at anytime so grab it quickly.
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A great reminder!

 

This has great reviews. My friend Laura said her daughter loves it and can use it without her help. *Amazon can change prices at any time.
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Anyone over pack like I do!?!? This is a must have before getting on the plane to make sure my bag isn’t too heavy!
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We can’t seem to escape Fortnite, but this is an amazing deal! A great gift idea at this unbeatable price.
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I just grabbed these on sale. Prices can change at anytime. This is a great deal! affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2X1owmW

Spend $40 Save $10 on many shoe options at Target. These designer look alike wedges are my favorites! Available in different colors. (affiliate links)
Ankle strap wedges- https://shopstyle.it/l/Zxyl
Closed toe wedges- https://shopstyle.it/l/Zxyp
Shop all shoes- https://shopstyle.it/l/Zxxi

Your kids will LOVE this! We brought it to our family Christmas and the adults loved it too. Would make a great gift. affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2N2UESI

An Amazon best seller with great reviews. *Amazon can change prices at anytime.
affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2WVtv8O

Spend/Save alert! This $88.00 shirt from Vineyard Vines is on sale for less than $50 with code: WINTER19. There is also an Amazon look alike. Prices can change at anytime. (affiliate links)
Spend- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZCco
Save- https://amzn.to/2GLb2pU

We are loving these AirPods Cases! It helps keep them protected when you are on the go. You can also charge them in the case.
affiliate link- https://amzn.to/2EdsBxa

I just browsed this sale and found all of these items for under $20 each at checkout! (affiliate links)
Keyhole Sweatshirt- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEAv
Rockstar Jeans- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEAB
High-Rise Leggings- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEAH
Tee- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEBG
Blue Stripe Leggings- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEB3
Tie-Front Top- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZECt
Classic Shirt- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZEBO
Black Dress- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZECT

Laura had some amazing sale finds at Nordstrom! Check out these prices. I want them all!
(affiliate links)
Clear Travel Bag- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZFiS
Weekend Bag- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZFh8
Blush Clutch- https://shopstyle.it/l/ZFh5