These cinnamon chocolate chip blondies are an easy, delicious alternative to chocolate chip cookies! #ChocolateHistory #IC #ad

Welcome! Be sure to sign up to receive Endlessly Inspired by email so you don’t miss a single post. Thanks for visiting!This post and the recipe for Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Blondies were sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. #ChocolateHistory #IC I have been on a bit of a blondie kick lately. As we’ve already established, I am one of the laziest people ever, so… Read more »

This is an amazing list of dog toys and chews for aggressive chewers. My dog destroys everything, but these ones really last!

This post contains affiliate links About a year ago, I did a post where I talked about Fletcher’s favorite toys and chews. It’s become one of my most popular posts, but I noticed that now that he’s gotten bigger {he’s right about 80 pounds now!}, there are quite a few changes in what he can play with and chew but not destroy. I updated that post, but I also wanted to do another post on which toys and chews he… Read more »

peanut butter cup protein shake

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. #NatureMade #IC So, how’s everyone doing on your new year’s resolutions?? Yeah… you probably forgot about those, huh? I think most people are so gung ho about them around the beginning of the year, saying things like “THIS IS THE YEAR! I’m going to keep them no matter what!” and then two weeks later, they’re like, “Uh… what now? Yeah, I never said… Read more »

These basketball Oreo pops are the cutest, and so easy to make!

March Madness. There’s been a little more madness than usual this year, and my brackets were shot straight to hell on Day #3. {Thanks, Michigan State!} But it’s still exciting. Now, I don’t know about what happens in your family, but my boys go a tad bit bananas for the tournament. We do a family bracket pool, and David has done no fewer than 8 brackets. Yes, 8. So I try to do something fun for them every year. Last year, I… Read more »

It's hard to believe these bangles are made with thrift-store bracelets and washi tape. You can make them in just minutes!

So if you read this blog with any regularity {and if you don’t, you should!}, you know about my obsession with fun holidays. Like National Corn Chip Day, National Penuche Fudge Day, National Pretzel Day, and National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.  Well, I just found out that March is National Craft Month, and I am all over that. Because, clearly, I loves me some DIYing.  Then, my fabulous friends at Wayfair reached out and challenged me to take my very first… Read more »

This is such an amazing collection of the cutest Easter treats I've ever seen! I will never be able to choose just one to make!

So this post was supposed to be up on Monday, but a 102+ degree fever for my little Mase Train for the past 4 days has derailed a few of my plans, and made snuggling in a recliner for hours at a time my #1 priority. But he’s finally feeling a little bit better today {as evidenced by this}, so I’m back at it while he watches Star Wars. I think one of the reasons I love holidays so much… Read more »

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Recipe Collection: 60 mouth-watering recipes that contain peanut butter. There are both sweet and savory recipes, as well as a few recipes for dogs too!!

So remember last summer when I decided to take a little step back from the blog so that I could figure out what exactly I wanted to do? And I promised that I would be back? Well, guess what. I’m back, baby!! After a long break, during which I tried out some different things and went through a whole boatload of personal stuff, some good, some not-so-good, I realized that what I really want to do, like if I didn’t… Read more »

Creating a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape shouldn't be stressful -- this one is quick, easy and beautiful, and cost next to nothing to put together.

Ok, so Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Whaaa?? How the heck did THAT happen?? New year’s was seriously just a few weeks ago, wasn’t it?? But regardless of how insanely fast this year is going, Thanksgiving is next week, and I haven’t really done a whole lot of planning yet. It’s going to be a bit different this year, because it is just going to be the five of us. We’ve never had a Thanksgiving like that before, so… Read more »

Learn how to create an emergency kit for your car that's stocked with medicine, first aid items, hand sanitizer, Water Wipes baby wipes and more! What a great idea! #WaterWipes #IC #ad

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Hey, everyone! It’s been a loooong time. Hope you’ve been hanging in with me while I worked out what the heck I’m doing. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting my new blog up and running, and we’ve been spending a fair amount of time in the emergency room and at urgent care. Yeah. Love my… Read more »

Get kids outside and playing, instead of in the house on electronics! #outtoplay

This post was sponsored on behalf of CLIF Kid via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. #outtoplay Ok, somehow, summer is pretty much over. My boys go back to school on Monday, and I know a lot of kids around the country have already gone back. How has this happened?? I swear Mason and I just ambushed them with squirt guns and sponge bombs when they got off the bus on their last day of school!  Ugh. So… Read more »

Use a variety of Smucker's ice cream toppings to create a fun ice cream sundae party! #SundaeFundae #ad

Thank you to Smucker’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. Last week, my kids went to my parents’ house for a few days. I’m not going to lie, it was crazy awesome. I got so much done in preparation for our trip to the shore, and it was lovely to have a few days of quiet. But I’ll admit, as much as I loved the peace, I really did miss those turkeys. The quiet… Read more »

Sometimes you have to step back to see your true vision.

So, here’s the thing. For whatever reason, I’m experiencing blog exhaustion. I know that sounds weird when I haven’t actually been posting a whole lot, but I’ve gotten myself into a vicious cycle of stress. I start to worry about not posting, and the more I worry about not posting, the less I post.  The other day, I saw this quote, and it really resonated with me.   So that’s what I’m doing. I’m taking a step back from the… Read more »

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I grew up with dogs. When I was born, we had a huge German Shepard named Wotan. People who would come to the house would be utterly horrified that my parents would let me anywhere near him because he was so big, but he was amazing with me. He let me pet him, poke around his teeth, and grab his ears — the only time he ever got upset was if I went near his eyes, and even then he… Read more »

Using just a few purchased items and some objects from around your house, you can perk up your patio for less than $100!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wayfair. I was compensated by Wayfair, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own. So we have a patio in our backyard with a firepit and some furniture. The furniture is pretty basic, neutral stuff that we’ve had for about 4 or 5 years now, so: a. I’m bored with it, and b. it’s starting to look a little worse for the wear.  Unfortunately, though, new patio furniture isn’t in our… Read more »

What a great idea: buy inexpensive greeting cards and file them according to occasion in an accordion file. Never get stuck without a card when you need one again! #SendSmiles #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias So here’s the thing about me: I’m a hot mess. 90% of the time, I’m trying to do 50 things at once, which means that none of them get done properly, and I forget things. And by “things” I mean pretty much everything. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve realized that it’s someone’s birthday and I forgot to… Read more »

Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies stuffed chock-full of peanut butter cup pieces. Truly one of the best cookies I've ever eaten.

Nope, that’s not a typo. Double peanut butter. Peanut Butter-Peanut Butter Cup cookies: peanut butter cookies stuffed chock-full of peanut butter cup pieces. See? I promised you I wasn’t turning this blog into an all-healthy all-the-time blog! I actually made these for Dave for Father’s Day. I was having one of those days where I just really needed to bake something, and that day, I was feeling cookies. So I asked him what kind he wanted, and he said peanut… Read more »

This is an absolute genius idea to remove permanent marker from a white board. You will never believe how easy this is to do!

I think we’ve all had that feeling before. You know, the one where you start saying all sorts of inappropriate grown-up words because you just realized that you used a Sharpie on your dry-erase board. Well, never fear, my friends. I have a super easy trick to get that permanent marker off your dry-erase board — instantly, with no chemicals or cleaning products. You seriously won’t believe how easy this is.  So there’s your poor, sad dry-erase board with its… Read more »

This delicious shake features strawberries, blueberries and Greenberry Shakeology {but you could use vanilla or strawberry Shakeology instead, or even regular protein powder}. Plus a crazy secret ingredient that you will never believe!

On Monday I talked about how I just became a Beachbody coach, so today I am sharing with you one of my super-fab new healthy recipes. {Don’t worry, I’ve got a whole lotta fatty fat recipes in the works — they’ll be coming soon!}  This one is for a Berrylicious Shakeology Protein Shake. If you’ve never heard of Shakeology, it’s a superfood-packed, nutrient-dense shake that can help you lose weight, curb your cravings for sweets and act as a meal replacement… Read more »

If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done.

Holy moly, I can’t believe summer is here. As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been around a whole lot the past few weeks. Between the end of school, the end of the baseball season and a couple of other things, I have barely had time to think straight, let alone get my arse in gear to post. I promise you that will change. Pinky swear. The first “other thing” I was referring to is this.   Yep. That’s a super-sexy,… Read more »

These strawberry shortcake waffle ice cream sandwiches are so good and easy to make -- you cook boxed pound cake right in your waffle maker! What a perfect summer treat.

We are huge Food Network fans in this house. Even the boys are into it — especially David. Which is why it was the coolest thing EV-ER when we got to do this a few weeks ago. Yeah, we’re at the Chopped judges’ desk. And one of those Diet Cokes? Yeah, it’s Alex Guarnaschelli’s.  Whaaaaaat?!? Oh, and David got to do this. And this. We also got to meet Geoffrey Zakarian {who is super dreamy, btw}, and eat some food… Read more »