Family Pizza Night Featuring Rustic Crust

20160123_154510There’s nothing like good food to bring the family together. Making good food together adds a closeness & can spark some amazing family conversations. Recently, we were blessed by the awesome folks at Rustic Crust with products to create a family pizza night.
20160123_154803Since our family has decreased in size from 5 to 3 with the two oldest flying the nest, we have tried to cherish each & every family moment we have. Making food together has always been an activity or family has treasured. Rustic Crust was generous enough to send us 3 crusts with 3 packets of sauce for 3 very individual pizzas. Stretching our creative abilities, we raided the refrigerator to see what we could come up with!
20160123_155529Using the Cheesy Herb Crust, I went traditional, old school with mozzarella cheese & pepperoni. Our youngest (13), went a little more modern with the Sea Salt & Basil Crust. His additions to the cheese & sauce were: black pepper, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, & ham. Not to ever be out done, my husband used the mozzarella, sauce, chives, sharp cheddar, provolone & ham on the Crispy Italian Thin Crust. We like cheese- obviously!
20160123_155425Right out of the box, we had a huge smiles on our faces. The crusts smelled AMAZING! It’s almost tempting to just eat them plain. As a mom & someone who often struggles to open packaging, I love that the sauce comes in a box, in 3 individual packages. No scissors needed, just a simple, easy tear-open pack. Anyone with an issue like Parkinson’s or Arthritis will appreciate how easy these packs are to use. To folks like us, it makes cooking a pleasure again.
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As a plus for busy families looking for an easy-peasey weeknight meal, the pizzas cooked in 12 minutes. That’s quicker than you can call an order in! For those of us in rural, non-pizza delivery areas, it provides that delivery quality at home.
20160123_155802We all worry about what ingredients we’re putting into our bodies & especially what we feed our kids. I found it extrememly inpressive that none of these crusts were frozen. Adding quality, fresh veggies & skim milk cheese makes it healthier. Not to mention that you’re making it in your kitchen, with our oven, where you control everything that goes on. Gluten-free is available. Nothing needed refrigerated. Open, add, & cook.
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Their website is loaded with great ideas for a never-ending list of creative pizzas. Rustic Crust offers an incredible line of crusts for every taste. The sauce is amazing. Don’t bother using any other sauce with these crusts. It’s unbelievable. Hands down, it beats any refrigerated crust or jarred sauce we’ve ever used. Honestly, it was better than some of our local pizza places too.
20160123_161155There are even coupons on the website. Rustic Crust is an A+ company with tremendous customer focus.

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Use their store locator to find a store near you. Pittsburgh residents can find them at Whole Foods. Even more GREAT NEWS: You can order their products on-line! YES!!!

*We received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: H.O.P.E.

“Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted in prayer.” – Romans 12:12

This verse is the focus of H.O.P.E. Standing for Hang On Pray Everyday, H.O.P.E. is a family-owned Christian business. Established after a series of unfortunate events surrounding their family, Jim & Melissa Beckett have made it their goal to put forth a message of hope through faith & prayer. Drawing from their own experiences, they seek to remind others that God never leaves nor forsakes us.

By buying gifts from H.O.P.E., consumers are also benefitting others. 25% of profits go towards life, marriage, & family ministries. This year, keep Christ in Christmas through reminding your loved ones to have H.O.P.E. in each new day.

Shoppers can choose a recipient specific box (For Dad, Student, etc.) for a number of H.O.P.E. items together or piece together your own collection. My husband is fond of their coffee mugs. He is able to witness to others of the hope our own family has found while enjoying his morning coffee everyday. Best of all, the message on the mug is simple, to the point, & beautifully written.ImageProxy

 

 

 

If you have loved ones in care facilities, I’d recommend one of their fleece blankets. For the techies in your life, they offer accessories for their gadgets.

Remind your teens to drive safely & rely on God today with a keychain or jewelry displaying the message of hope. From clothing items to stationary, there’s something for all those on your Holiday shopping list.

ImageProxy (3)  Christmas is a time of renewed hope. After all, the Savior of the World was born! What better way to honor Him than reminding those around us to H.O.P.E. in Him each day.

 

 

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I received the aforementioned product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to find a family not impact by bullying. Whether or not your child has been directly impacted, they no doubt know someone who has been bullied.
I’ve spoken more then once about the bullying that both my youngest son & I experienced. Start early to teach kids that it is not okay to bully and if you are the one being bullied, don’t be silent! We have to lose the mentality that it’s just a part of childhood or kids being kids.
To their credit, two specific companies are doing their part to education & support anti-bullying efforts.
Mother Trucker & Co. – 10% of all limited edition Anti-Bullying hat purchases (“Don’t Be a Richard” and #bekind) in October will be donated to Pacer.org

Move over boys! There’s finally a truckin’ hat with just the right cheeky attitude for those high-spirited women on your holiday list! Taking a totally new spin on trucker hats, the Mother Truckers (www.mothertruckerco.com) are cool must-have accessories with lively, sassy and fun-loving messages befitting any proud woman wearing them.

Baby’s Brilliant – A portion of all in-app proceeds during the month of October will benefit Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center in honor of National Anti Bullying Month. Their new book, It’s Alright to Look Different, is a perfect fit for any anti-bullying features you’re working on. The Baby’s Brilliant App offers a variety of educational and entertaining videos and music for the parent on the go. Created by a busy mother of three, the app introduces babies to the world around them in an enriching and playful way, teaching them concepts like letters, numbers, colors and relaxing them at nap time and bedtime. Invest in your children and a good cause at the same time. http://www.babysbrilliant.com

*All info on the companies was provided by their PR.

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