Cilantro Lime BBQ Sauce and Celery Blue Cheese Slaw Recipes

Cilantro Lime BBQ Sauce and Celery Blue Cheese Slaw Recipes | Optimistic Mommy

With warmer weather brings more grill outs!  This cilantro lime BBQ sauce that I am sharing with you today would be excellent on grilled chicken, but I am sure would be delicious on other cuts of meat as well!  The chicken pieces pictured are split, bone in breasts. Cilantro Lime BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 ½ Cups Ketchup 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Green Jalapeno Tabasco Sauce 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt ½ Teaspoon Black … [Read more...]

Picture Puzzles – DIY Wooden Puzzles

Picture Puzzles - DIY Wooden Puzzles | Optimistic Mommy

Picture Puzzles are a great learning tool for little ones and are lots of fun.  They are also lots of fun to make!  These DIY wooden puzzles are adorable and are so easy and inexpensive to make!  The little ones can even help create their own picture puzzles!  I'm making a set of ABC Picture Puzzles using jumbo wood craft sticks and markers.  I know they'll be perfect for teaching the alphabet and will make learning fun!  My daughter absolutely loves making puzzles, so I know she will love … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A’s Grilled Items, Smoothies Plus Peach Milkshakes Return!

Chick-fil-A's Grilled Items, Smoothies Plus Peach Milkshakes Return! | Optimistic Mommy

Disclosure:  I am a Brand Ambassador for Chick-fil-A Houston Road and I am receiving compensation for my post – however all opinions, as always, are 100% my own! Spring has officially sprung at Chick-fil-A Houston Road!  With improvements to the menu, as well as the return of a much loved product, there is sure to be something that you will love this Spring! {Source: Chick-fil-A} The biggest new addition to the Chick-fil-A menu is the new recipe for the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Grilled … [Read more...]

DIY Bulletin Board Tutorial

DIY Bulletin Board Tutorial | Optimistic Mommy

We can all use something to organize important papers as they come in.  Before, I just hung mine up on the refrigerator.  Now, though, I have a pretty bulletin board to put them on!  And guess what?  It is super easy to make!  It's really cheap to make, so you could even make one for each holiday to display, if it will be where company will see it! DIY Bulletin Board Supplies: 1 Piece of Corrugated Cardboard (I used a rectangle cake board, but you could upcycle a diaper box or any … [Read more...]

25 Fun and Fabulous Easter Crafts!

25 Fun and Fabulous Easter Crafts! | Optimistic Mommy

I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it's already April!  Before we know it, it is going to be Easter in a few short weeks!  To get you in the spirit, here is a round up of some fun Easter crafts.  All of these would make great decorations, or even gifts! Easter Candy Pouches  //  Stockpiling Mom's DIY Easter Peep Smore Kit  //  Stockpiling Mom's Easter Basket Ideas  //  A Mom's Take Paint Chip Flowers  //  A Mom's Take Easter Printables  //  Craft Dictator Easter Bag … [Read more...]

Sing Into Spring Walt Disney Records Review & Giveaway – 2 Winners! (Ends 4/7)

Sing Into Spring Walt Disney Records Review & Giveaway! (Ends 4/7) | Optimistic Mommy

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary collection of Disney Music CDs by as part of Entertainment New Media Network. Giveaway is sponsored through the network by Optimistic Mommy with prizes provided by Walt Disney Records. Riley is a huge Disney Junior fan - so when I got the opportunity to receive a Preschool Pack full of soundtracks from one of her favorite movies and television shows, I couldn't pass it up!  I can't wait for her to receive these CDs, along with some other goodies, on … [Read more...]

Wednesday Flash #Giveaway – Win a Thirty-One Inside Out Bag! (Ends 11:59pm EST 4/2)

Wednesday Flash #Giveaway - Win a Thirty-One Inside Out Bag! (Ends 11:59pm EST 4/2) | Optimistic Mommy

Welcome to this Wednesday's Hump Day Flash Giveaway!   This week you can be the lucky winner of a gorgeous Thirty-One Inside Out Bag! This crossbody bag is great for anytime you're on-the-go and fits lots of things... Not to mention you have two different styles by flipping it inside-out to the design you want! It is available in 5 prints, so there is sure to be something to match your personality! This giveaway ends at midnight tonight, so enter now using the easy Rafflecopter form … [Read more...]

Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak Review & Giveaway!

Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak Review & Giveaway! #ACMZinePak | Optimistic Mommy

If you know anything about me, you know that I am a huge music lover.  My favorite genre is country music.  That is why I was excited to receive the Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak to review! The Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak includes 2 compilation CDs, a 120-page magazine, six collectible guitar picks and an ACM Awards nominee ballot!  The magazine is great because it has exclusive interviews from more than 30 artists, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, George Straight … [Read more...]