Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

Starting out the day with Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls is easy with these no yeast rolls.  In 45 minutes you can make, bake, and eat these delicious colorful breakfast bites.

*I am excited to partner with Challenge Dairy to bring you fun butter recipes for the next year.

Easy no yeast cinnamon rolls made with sprinkles and topped with cream cheese frosting and more funfetti sprinkles

Cinnamon rolls that don’t take a lot of effort and time are a plus around this house.

There isn’t one person in our home that is an early morning riser.  We all love sleeping in until the last possible moment.  So over the years I have spent my afternoons and evenings making different breakfast options like these White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars, these Banana Nut Cinnamon Rolls,  or some of these Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins.

I love easy breakfast items that can be made the day before and still taste great the next day.  Of course, we also eat our fair share of cereal, milk, yogurt, eggs, and oatmeal.  Every day isn’t a “start the day out with sugar” kind of day.

Challenge Butter
I am so excited to announce that I am joining Challenge Dairy as one of their new butter ambassadors for the Real Challenge Foodies program this coming year.

As a baker, I definitely use butter almost daily, so this program fits great with what I already do.  Plus, how cool is it to say that I am a butter ambassador.  Yeah, major coolness factor right there.

Challenge Butter is made from 100% real cream.  The cows that produce this milk are not treated with the growth hormone rbST.  I love that I can feed my kids a product that does not have extra hormones that they do not need in their growing bodies. Make sure you look for this butter in your grocery store.  You can’t miss the packaging with the elk on front!

Easy no yeast cinnamon rolls made with sprinkles and topped with cream cheese frosting and more funfetti sprinkles

When I started thinking about what I wanted to make for my first butter recipe, I kept thinking about these easy cinnamon rolls.  I mean there is butter in the dough, butter in the filling, butter poured on top, and butter in the frosting.  What better recipe to start out with!

To give these rolls a little bit of extra flair, I added sprinkles to the dough.  And of course they had to have more sprinkles on the frosting.  Sprinkles make everything better!  Especially early mornings before school starts!

Easy no yeast cinnamon rolls made with sprinkles and topped with cream cheese frosting and more funfetti sprinkles

These rolls are easy to make the day before.  Just one bowl and some flour on the counter and you are ready to have some sprinklified rolls in your life too!

I do use my kitchen aid to mix my dough together, but you can also use a fork to bring the ingredients together to form a soft dough.  Add the sprinkles into the dough after the dough has already formed.  You do not want to break the pieces up too much.  We want to see the sprinkles in every single bite!

Make sure your counter has a good layer of flour on it.  Knead the dough a few times, but don’t go crazy with it.  Too much flour added into the dough can make it tough.  We want these rolls to be light and flakey!

Head on over to the Challenge Dairy site to get the recipe for these easy Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls.

Easy no yeast cinnamon rolls made with sprinkles and topped with cream cheese frosting and more funfetti sprinkles

 

 

*Inside BruCrew Life has been compensated for this post by Challenge Dairy, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread:  Adding coconut and mini chocolate chips to zucchini bread is a fun way to jazz up the green veggie.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - the crusty edges and frosting make this zucchini bread really hard to resist

Did you plant a zucchini plant in your garden this year?  If so, you are probably wondering what you will ever do with all those zucchinis that keep coming.  Or are you like me and have a bag of zucchini from a sweet friend sitting on your counter just waiting to be used?

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - the crusty edges and frosting make this zucchini bread really hard to resist
I don’t care how you get that green veggie…just make sure you find a few because I have some great recipes that will help you use them all.

Earlier this week I shared these Frosted Butterscotch Zucchini Bars with you. They didn’t last long in my kitchen!  I almost made them again, but then I got the urge to make a zucchini bread instead.  My daughter’s only request is that it had to have chocolate chips in it.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - the crusty edges and frosting make this zucchini bread really hard to resist

I mixed up the sweet bread batter and added the zucchini and chocolate chips.  On a whim I also added some shredded coconut.  The coconut is optional, but I think it really adds a little something extra to the bread.

One tip to remember for this bread is to squeeze some of the water out of the zucchini before you stir it into the batter.  Too much moisture and your bread will take a long time to bake.   One more little tip is to sugar your pan after you spray it with non stick spray.  I love the extra little crunch this sugar gives the bread around the edges.

This bread does take a while to cook.  Start checking your bread at 65 minutes.  You want the knife or toothpick to come out with just a few crumbs stuck to it.  My bread actually baked the full 75 minutes before it was finished, but every oven is different so make sure you check your bread.

After the bread cools, give it a delicious glaze.  The glaze hides the cracks on top.  It is completely optional, but I totally suggest doing it.  I seriously couldn’t get enough of the very top of the bread.  It was slightly crunchy, but sweet and delicious from the glaze.

Make a pot of coffee and watch the bread disappear as you eat slice after slice.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread - the crusty edges and frosting make this zucchini bread really hard to resist

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 65 minutes

Yield: 10 slices of bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Zucchini, coconut, and mini chocolate chips make this sweet bread disappear before your very eyes.

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup coconut (optional)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together.
  2. Add the buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla and stir until combined.
  3. Squeeze some of the water out of the zucchini. Stir the zucchini, coconut, and mini chocolate chips by hand into the batter
  4. Spray a 9x5 bread pan with non stick spray. Sprinkle the pan with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes. (mine baked the full 75) A toothpick should come out mostly clean when pushed in the middle. Let cool.
  5. Stir together the powdered sugar and water. Spread on the top of the bread. Let set. Cut into 10 slices. Keep covered.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/08/chocolate-chip-zucchini-bread/

 Other sweet breads that go great with cups of hot coffee in the morning:

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Looking for a new breakfast or snack idea?  These Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls are perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

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Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

I hope you have enjoyed this fun Banana Split inspired week.  Aimee and I definitely had a blast making you treats that had the traditional banana split flavors incorporated into new and delicious goodies.

I still have a few more recipes that I want to try out.  But after a week of all banana I am ready to change it up a bit in my kitchen.  Be prepared to see a random Banana Split recipe here and there over the next few months though.  #youhavebeenwarned

The rest of the ripe bananas have been frozen for future breakfast smoothies.

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

Speaking of breakfast…we couldn’t have a themed week and not include a breakfast treat, now could we?

I love making easy danishes and rolls as a special breakfast.  And yes, these are considered breakfast and snack around our house.  I also let them eat marshmallow cereal and drink chocolate milk.  Whoops :-)  Now before I get hate mail from you saying that I am horrible for letting my children eat these as breakfast, let me ask you a few questions.

1.  Do you eat donuts and pastries for breakfast sometimes?
2.  Why is soaking pancakes in syrup an acceptable breakfast?
3.  Aren’t some muffins just cupcakes without frosting?
4.  Do you really think my kids eat these kinds of things every single day?

We am a firm believers in moderation and healthy eating.  Fruit and veggies are main staples in our house.  I have had quite a few people tell me how impressed they are that my kids will eat salads for lunch and dinner.  We started them young on these kinds of foods, and they are used to eating healthy food every week.  #theythinkitsnormal

They are also used to a dessert blogger mom who can’t stay away from baking sugar bombs all.the.time.  Teaching them moderation in what they eat has been an important lesson for all of us to practice.  Yes, even me.  Personally I would love to eat sprinkled and chocolate goodness 24/7, but we all know my pants would kill me for that.  Not to mention what does that say to my kids?  “No sweet darling children you must eat your veggies.  Now excuse me while I scarf down this piece of cake.”  Yeah, that’s probably not going to go over so well.

Now that I got that out, let’s make some cheesecake rolls.  Banana Split style!

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

These rolls are really easy to make.  Mix your softened cream cheese with a ripe banana and a little bit of sugar and flour.  Set it in the refrigerator while you get the crescent rolls ready.

Open the can and separate the rolls into 4 rectangles.  There are 8 triangles in each can, but you are going to press 2 triangles together to form a rectangle.  You will use 2 cans of rolls to get 8 rolls total.  Make sure all the seams are pressed together very well.  Try not to press your dough too thin.  We don’t want the cheesecake goodness escaping during baking.

Spoon the cheesecake batter down the center of each roll.  Drop a little bit of strawberry preserves into the cheesecake.  Fold over the dough and press the ends together.  Gently press the center seams together and flip the roll over so the seam is on the bottom.  Bake and let cool.

To finish off these pastries, add some chocolate drizzles and sprinkles.  I mean if you are going to eat a pastry for breakfast, you might as well go all out :-)

Make sure to visit Shugary Sweets and see the fun Banana Split Round Up she has put together.

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Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cheesecake rolls

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Banana and strawberry inside an easy to make cheesecake roll. Chocolate and sprinkles give it a fun flair.

Ingredients

2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz. each)*
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1 ripe banana
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Mash the banana and add it to the bowl with the flour. Beat until it is all incorporated. Place in the refrigerator.
  2. Open the cans of crescent rolls. Press together 2 rectangles to form a rectangle. You will get 4 rectangles per can. Spoon a large Tablespoon of cheesecake batter down the center. Drop a teaspoon of preserves into the cheesecake. Dot it down the entire length of the roll.
  3. Fold the sides of the crescent roll up and over the batter. Press together the seams on top and at the ends. Flip over gently so the seam is on the bottom.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Remove and let cool on the tray for 15-20 minutes. Refrigerate until set.
  5. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 15 seconds at a time until melted and creamy. Spoon into a ziplock baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over chilled rolls and top with sprinkles. Makes 8 rolls. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.

Notes

*If you can find the seamless crescent dough, use that and cut each can into 4 rectangles.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/07/banana-split-cheesecake-rolls/

More fun recipes to try that have the delicious Banana Split flavor incorporated:

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Banana Split Popcorn

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Banana Split Bundt Cake

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No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert

Banana Split Brownie Pie 1

Banana Split Brownie Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

Try this Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake for breakfast one morning and watch the smiles start to happen.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

I may or may not be responsible for creating muffin and coffee cake snobs out of my children.

They have become so used to me adding chocolate chips to just about everything I bake.  So, now when I make a fruity or plain dessert I get looks.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top
You know the looks?  One eyebrow raised, wide eyed, and a hip stuck out…oh, wait I think that’s just the look my almost teenage daughter gives me on any topic.  Naaaah, she’s a good kid, but don’t leave the chocolate chips out of the muffins and cake.  

I started to get the looks when I admitted that I did not add chocolate chips to this coffee cake.  Lucky for me, I DID add an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups to the cake.  That got some smiles from my girl!  She is definitely my child!

This coffee cake is really just an easy spice cake.  Save a little bit of the dry ingredients to sprinkle on top for a streusel.  After spreading the batter in a pan, sprinkle it with peanut butter cups and the streusel.  Go ahead and cut the peanut butter cup minis in half.  It makes them go a little bit farther, and the peanut butter melts into the cake as it bakes.

Any day that you can call peanut butter cups breakfast is going to an awesome day!

What have we learned today?
1.  Don’t mess with teenage girls and their chocolate chips.
2.  Coffee cake made with peanut butter cups is an awesome breakfast.

I think you need to add peanut butter cups to your shopping list right away :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

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Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 pieces of cake

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

A homemade spice cake topped with peanut butter cups and a crumb topping is a delicious way to start the day.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 cup butter milk
1 bag Reese's Minis, halved (8 ounce bag)

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Remove 1/2 cup for topping.
  2. Add the baking soda, oil, egg, and butter milk and stir until combined.
  3. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with the peanut butter cups and reserved topping mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm. Cut into 24 squares.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/05/peanut-butter-cup-coffee-cake/

 A few more breakfast recipes that we enjoy around here:

Berry Coffee Cake 1-1

Berry Coffee Cake

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins 1

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 1

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

No bake granola bars are a welcome treat any time of day.  They are great for on-the-go breakfasts, delicious in lunch boxes, and perfect to munch on after school or work.  Chocolate and coffee gives these Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars a delicious mocha flavor.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

We go through granola bars like crazy around here.  I used to buy a couple boxes of the bars each week, until I realized how much cheaper it was to make homemade ones each week.  Over the years, I have created quite a few versions of baked and no bake bars.

The no bake granola bars are definitely my favorite for obvious reasons.  10-15 minutes tops is all it takes to have a pan of yummy bars waiting to be devoured.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

Is anyone else in shock that the end of the year has come up so quickly?

I seriously feel like we just got over winter, and now the kids will be out of school in just 2 days.  They are so excited to be done with all things school related.

Bring on the sun and shine and the lazy days at the pool.  Hhhhmmm pool days means I should ramp up those work outs.  Or not.  At this point I kind of don’t care…I just want to enjoy the sunshine!  Of course, ask me that again when I actually have to put a swimsuit on.  My answer will probably be slightly different!

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

With the end of school year staring me down in the face, I wanted to come up with a cute snack/gift that could be used for a Thank You for our school teachers.

I have had this Drink Sleeve die cut sitting in my office for a while now.  With my current trend of using coffee in all my treats, I knew that this would be the perfect little gift.  You can pick up a few clean coffee cups from the coffee shop the next time you stop in.  The die cut package also comes with cute label die cuts for the front of the sleeve.  Use your computer to print out the words “thanks a latte” and cut it to fit inside one of the shapes.  

Make sure you check out We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts for more cute packaging options.  The code BRUCREW will save you 20% off your purchase!!

Adding coffee and cocoa powder to these no bake granola bars gives them a delicious mocha flavor.  Stir the instant coffee and cocoa powder into the melted butter and honey until it dissolves.  Then just stir in the oats and cocoa krispies until completely coated with the chocolate goodness.

Note:  Do not stir in the chocolate chips until the mixture has cooled.  The little chocolate chips melt very quickly if your oats are warm.  Give it at least 5 minutes to cool off before stirring the chocolate in.  Then press everything firmly into a buttered pan.

I told you these bars were easy.  15 minutes and you can be out of the kitchen and planning fun things to do during summer vacation.  Just make sure you have lots of caffeinated granola bars to keep you going.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

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Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10-12 granola bars

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Coffee and chocolate add a delicious flavor to these easy NO BAKE granola bars. Perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes, and after school snacks.

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 1/4 cups cocoa Rice Krispie cereal
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place the butter, honey, and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over low-medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the instant coffee and cocoa powder. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the oats and stir until covered. Slowly add the cereal and stir until completely coated. Let cool for 5-7 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into a buttered 8x8 baking pan. Let set. Cut into 10-12 bars. Store in a sealed container.

Notes

*You can leave out the instant coffee if you do not like the taste of coffee in your treats.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/05/cappuccino-chip-granola-bars/

 More delicious coffee flavored treats to get you going for the day:

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark

 

*I am a studio member for We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts. I am sent products in exchange for sharing fun projects on my blog. No other compensation is given. All opinions are 100% my own.

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Adding chocolate and coffee is a fun way to jazz up banana bread.  Starting the day with chocolate is sure to put a smile on your face for the day.

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread - this chocolate banana bread has a delicious mocha twist.  It will disappear in a day!

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Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Looking for a breakfast that is healthy and full of protein?  These Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are just what you need to get going in the morning.

Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes - these chocolate banana pancakes are light and very good for you

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These chocolate banana pancakes are one of the things I make and keep in our refrigerator for a quick and easy breakfast.   [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

Easy, no yeast cinnamon rolls topped with chocolate is a delicious way to start out the morning.  These Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls have been kid approved in our house.  Give them a try and see what your family thinks.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls - easy, no yeast cinnamon rolls made in 45 minutes

Cinnamon rolls made with out yeast is a quick and easy breakfast around here.

These rolls can seriously be made, baked, and eaten in about 45 minutes.  Give or take a few minutes depending on how quickly you are moving.  Just don’t move too quickly and forget a step or ingredient.  Been there, done that, and been mad at myself for rushing.

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Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish

Looking for an easy, but fancy looking breakfast treat for those Mother’s Day brunches coming up?  This Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish will wow everyone who tastes it.

Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish - blackberry and lime flavors make this cheesecake danish absolutely delicious

Right now I am totally all about the fruit.  I have been buying strawberries, blueberries, apples, and oranges every time I am at the grocery store.  Lately it seems like I have been running to the store last minute just about every day.  One of those trips, I saw a box of blackberries that I had to have.  Never mind that I am seriously not fond of blackberries or raspberries…I think it’s the seeds that I can’t deal with.

The box of blackberries were coming home with me anyway.  As I rounded the corner in the produce section, it hit me.

Lime!!

No, not a real lime, silly.  It was just one of those lightbulb moments!  Lime would make a perfect pairing for those blackberries in my cart.  I backpedaled quickly and grabbed a few limes.     [Read more...]

Taco Egg Muffin Cups

Easy egg muffins with a taco twist are an easy and delicious breakfast or brunch meal.  Thank you Ohio Poultry Association for inspiring me to make a delicious egg recipe.

Taco Egg Muffin Cups - taco toppings inside a cute little egg muffin cup makes a delicious breakfast any morning

We go through quite a few eggs here in our kitchen.  Most of the things I bake call for eggs, and we like to have eggs for breakfast.  There is nothing like a protein packed breakfast to get you going in the morning.  Egg casseroles, scrambled eggs, or an omelette are a few ways we enjoy our breakfasts.  That is my hubby and I…the kids prefer their eggs in muffins and pancakes.

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Orange Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries and orange juice combine together to make a refreshing muffin to start the day with.  These Orange Blueberry Muffins are perfect for grabbing as an on the go breakfast.

Orange Blueberry Muffins - light delicate orange muffins filled with lots of fresh, juicy blueberry bites

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Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer and Power of Family Meals: Disconnect to Reconnect

I am partnering with the J.M. Smucker Company to bring you this recipe for Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer.  Homemade coffee creamer is easy to make and and easy to customize.

Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer - homemade creamer with a salted caramel and chocolate flavor

Like it or not, technology has become a way of life.  Unfortunately it is easy to become too attached to your phone or screen device.

As a full time mom and blogger, I am guilty of spending plenty of time with my face buried in my phone checking emails or social media during the day.  Some days I am just mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or Pinterest.  My husband likes to flip the phone out of my hands whenever he catches me zoning out.  It is so easy to become disconnected from the ones around you when you have a digital device easily accessible.

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