Dream Big & Buy The Shoes: 2017

May 31, 2017

What I've Read Lately

I have been slacking and am 5 books behind schedule for my yearly reading schedule, but now that I haven't been falling asleep right after work every day I may get back on track.

I'm excited to get back in the groove today and share what I've been reading because book reviews are some of my favorite posts to write. I hope you find a book you can enjoy...and please share with me what you're reading, getting book ideas from my readers is the best!

The Charm Bracelet 4/5
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This book was recommended to me by a great friend who has impeccable taste in everything (Hi Raine!) so I immediately added it to my reading list when she told me about it. I fell in love with this book and the story about the 3 women in it: Lolly, Arden and Lauren. Arden and Lauren take off to visit their mother and grandmother Lolly and during their visit Lolly tells the story about all the charms on the charm bracelets they share. The stories and journey for each women bring the group together and remind us of the true meaning of family.
I adored the stories and the personalities of each of the women, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it took me awhile to get through it. While I really enjoyed the book, it was hard to get back to reading it day after day as the story didn't make me want to read it RIGHT NOW...if that makes sense.

Buttercream Bump Off  3.5/5

While I thought the grammar and story-telling in the first book of this series, the second one changed my mind a little. Of course I will always enjoy a story about cupcakes, so this book was definitely a good one for me. The grammar still wasn't perfect which definitely irritates me (who the heck are these publishers?)...but I liked the story. Melanie and Angie's bakery is preparing for Valentine's Day and in the midst of the craziness Mel's mother becomes a murder suspect after her one date with a well known man in town. It's a cute easy read...especially if you like cupcakes and baking.

The Secrets of My Life  5/5
caitlyn jenner book

Wow, what a book. I read this as soon as it came out, and finished it in just a few days. I was constantly anxious to find out more and read the next part of her story. It covers Bruce's childhood and his rise to stardom as an Olympian, to meeting Kris and the adventures with the Kardashians. You never know what is REALLY true, but from watching the show (yes I watch, I love reality TV) it seems like the tales of living with a house of famous women brought Bruce down and really let Caitlyn emerge and follow her heart. I have always enjoyed reading autobiography's and memoirs and Caitlyn's story did not disappoint.

Right now I have Into The Water on my iPad and have started that and STILL need to finish Find Your Extraordinary...my goal is to have a review on that next month and be done with it. We are going on vacation in the beginning of June so I have a feeling that I'll knock some books of my reading list.

Tell me...what's on your list? Have you read any of these books I mentioned?

May 26, 2017

Baby Lawrence- The First Trimester

Since I am now past the first trimester, I wanted to give a recap of what happened so I can remember it all through this journey and in years to come, and share an update on Baby Lawrence.
I want to start off by saying, Chuck and I are very fortunate to have been able to conceive easily, as I know this isn't the case for everyone. We feel very blessed that everything has been easy breezy and healthy so far with this pregnancy.

Due Date: November 27-- I am SO excited to have a new baby here for Christmas, it's going to be even more magical with a little one around.

Size: Baby Lawrence is the size of a Matchbox car, growing right on track. I am using the Ovia Pregnancy app and really enjoying it.

Sickness: Every. Damn. Morning. Not only nausea, but hugging the porcelain princess at around 6:45 am like clockwork. I was sick a few times before finding out I was pregnant, but since I've only NOT been sick about 5 days. This part can end soon please!

Cravings: Anything I can keep down...which is everything bland, and Frosty's. I eat toast, grilled cheese, baked potatoes and brown rice like it's my job. Frosty's are also something that tastes good and stays down in the afternoon.

Weight Gain:  down 17 pounds. Yes, I've lost that much from being sick...I just want to see a baby bump!

Physical Changes: I've noticed my skin seems to be more dry, but other than that nothing that I've really noticed except pure exhaustion. A little energy has come back these past few weeks, but up until then I was taking a nap after work or falling asleep around 8 pm for the night.

Best Moment So Far: Announcing the pregnancy was pretty fun, but the best was seeing our sweet baby in the sonogram pictures. It was pretty surreal, and I love having them around.

Purchases: A baby Starbucks sippy cup (used in our announcement picture) a few gender neutral outfits because I couldn't help myself and maybe a pink bib that has a cupcake on it and says Little Sister (JUST IN CASE- I have a feeling it's a girl).

Most Excited For: I keep thinking about Christmas and snuggling a baby on the couch while the trees are lit up and I cry happy tears. We are all just so excited, and while I'm a little terrified because I'm clueless about infants I also can't even wait to see this little babe!

Thank you for all your kind words and sweet messages on our exciting news, we are SO happy and thankful for this journey. Have a great long weekend, Happy Memorial Day!

May 24, 2017

Las Vegas MUST List

I've had this post in my draft list for about a year, and after having major Vegas withdrawls I put together my MUST List for Sin City. I'll tell you straight up- I'm not a gambler, but I absolutely love Las Vegas...between the energy, the shows, the sights--it's such an exciting place.

I've been there four or five times, and seriously always lust over going back again. At my age now, long weekends are perfect, but there is always SO much to see and do that you can never get bored in Las Vegas!

Must See:
The iconic Las Vegas Sign-- you may have a little bit of a wait, because any time I've ever gone it's been busy but it's a little less crazy at night it seems. My advice is to take a taxi there, because it's a long walk in the heat but it's so fun to snap some pictures in front of this cool sign.
The view of Vegas from the top of the Stratosphere-- when we went in 2015, it was my first time going to the top of the Strat to see the city. I don't know why I didn't go sooner. You can see for miles, and it's such a pretty view.

To enjoy the view from inside, the 107 Sky Lounge offers another fun experience from the top of the Stratosphere. 
The Fountains of Bellagio- a dance between water, music and light that you don't want to miss. There's a show every half hour between over a thousand fountains outside of the hotel. The water reaches over 460 feet at times to sounds of Frank Sinatra, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley and many more. A free attraction that is beautiful at day and night- it's one of my favorite things to see every time we go to Vegas. I find it so peaceful to sit and watch the beauty of the fountains.
bellagio vegas
Must Explore: 
Freemont Street--also known as Old Vegas, it's a whole different eclectic vibe and people watching is the best thing you can do here. Between dancing in the street, the wild performers, light shows and flair bartenders--it's a wild and definitely fun time to just walk around and take it all in.
Walk to the Golden Nugget to see the tank filled with sharks and fish and the water slide that goes through it--so cool! The pool is really nice too with cabanas and multi-level views of the shark tank.

Gold and Silver Pawn Shop--if you've ever watched Pawn Stars on TV, you know this shop. Rick, Chumlee, Corey and the Old Man are sometimes out on the floor and Chuck saw them when he visited once. It's a free attraction where you can browse the goods...they call it an outlet store that sells history.

Neon Sign Museum-- I have never been but from what I've seen from other's trips and tours-it looks amazing so I'm adding it to the list. It's two acres with over 200 signs, some of them are restored and it looks like an incredible place. Tickets for tours start at $15 depending on age and residency.

The casinos-- whether you're a gambler or not, the hotels and casinos themselves are so interesting. Each one is different from the last and it's like sightseeing just walking inside of them down The Strip. Some of my favorites are: Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, New York, New York, Hard Rock, The Palms and Aria.
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Must Eat: 
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM-- located at The LINQ it is a real, working ATM that dispenses cupcakes in individually packaged boxes and will make you squeal with joy. Coolest thing ever. The Sprinkles Red Velvet is my favorite flavor.
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sprinkles cupcake atm
Secret Pizza at The Cosmopolitan-- it's a hidden gem that you can find on the third floor of the hotel. Take the escalators to the third floor, and as you exit the escalator there is a hallway in front of you lined with record covers, which is to the left of the tapas restaurant Jaleo. Follow the hallway to the end and boom- pizza! But as the signs say, no ranch. There are pinball machines to keep you occupied while you wait, and it's some of the best pizza you'll ever have.
pizza las vegas

how to get to secret pizza

secret pizza vegas

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand- Holy. Cow. There aren't enough words to properly describe how amazing my meal was here. It was one of the top 3 meals I've ever ate and can't recommend it fast enough. The service was out of this world, which is always a huge plus.
Even if you're not a huge seafood person, Emeril's is delicious and has something for everyone I would say.

Yolos Mexican Grill in Planet Hollywood- I love Mexican, and this restaurant did not disappoint. We ate here before Britney's show for easy access and the whole vibe was awesome. From the fun colors, to the variety of options on the menu to the 60 different tequilas...Yolo's is the place to be in Planet Hollywood.

Must Do: 
See a show-- there are so many good ones all the time, my favorites are obviously Britney: Piece of Me and Blue Man Group at Luxor. If you don't buy tickets ahead of time, be spontaneous and head to Tix 4 Tonight to score some last minute deals for a show.
britney las vegas

Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris-- I've only been up at night, so I would definitely love to check it out during the day. It was very crowded and busy when we went up and we had to wait a while, so maybe during the day it's a different experience, but I'm not positive.
Tickets during the day start at $14.25 per person and at night it is $19.25 per person

paris las vegas

Ride the roller coaster at New York, New York. I LOVE rides--this one goes 67 mph and is $15 to ride. It was so fun to be on the top and see the views of The Strip while you flew through the air.

Take a gondola ride at The Venetian--they have them available inside the hotel and outside. I personally prefer the outside and while it is $29 per person (on a weekday) in a four seater it is well worth the money. You feel like you are in Italy and the gondoliers are so amazing and talented- singing and steering a boat, that's good stuff if you ask me!
gondola venetian

Must Drink: 
Lollipop Passion Goblet or the Cotton Candy Martini at Sugar Factory, which is now in a new location and looks even more gorgeous than before, I can't wait to go back and see the views from the Chocolate Lounge.

Juice from the Juicy Factory- we found this gem when getting ready to explore Caesar's Palace. It is located on the lower level of the Fashion Show Mall and is a cute little spot. The juice menu changes weekly, but I had a pineapple coconut juice and it was so delicious...perfect refreshment when you're walking The Strip.
juice factory drinks

must see vegas

A tatonga from Rhumbar, at The Mirage--Chuck and I stumbled upon this gem on one of our first trips to Vegas. This place has such a cool vibe and beautiful outdoor sitting area and has been voted best patio in Las Vegas.
mirage las vegas


That's the top of my Vegas MUST List...what would you add to the list?!

Remember to pin this for your next trip or share with someone you know traveling to Las Vegas soon!

May 15, 2017

It's Time To Spill The Beans...

Hi everyone! I know I said I would get better at this blogging thing I once did. I swore I was going to get some energy and get back in to it. Part of me knew that was possible, and the other part of me knew what was really going on.

We announced earlier today...that we are pregnant! Well,, I am...but you know what I mean. Our family is so excited that new Baby Lawrence is coming this Thanksgiving!

I hope this explains a bit of my unexpected blogging break. My little breakdown back in March made sense weeks later when I took a few tests and saw the words PREGNANT. No wonder I was feeling so tired and out of sorts!

When I'll get back to consistently posting...I don't know,  because the sickness and exhaustion have taken a front seat, while I'm growing this little babe. I will share bits and pieces of our journey here, because I want to document it and I love reading other's updates. I want to keep the beginning stages and how I found out private to our family, but I can share that we are all SO excited for this sweet baby to join our crew.

To all the Mom's (birth moms, adoptive moms, puppy moms, godmothers, and any mom who nurtures a sweet soul) --I hope you had the best Mother's Day. Next year, I will have one more blessing to count when I celebrate and that means the world to me.

An extra special thank you to my wonderful husband who has been super supportive and extra sweet- including being the creative brain and photographer behind our announcement and big brother Ethan who checks on me non-stop to make sure I'm okay and all our family and friends who have shared in our excitement and given us unconditional love.

Have a great week friends, XO!!

May 3, 2017

What's New...

Hi friends! It's been a while...four weeks to be exact. I didn't intentionally plan on taking this long of a break after admitting I've been overwhelmed, but I guess it sort of naturally happened for a reason.

Here's what I've been up to while I haven't been blogging....

Enjoying this amazing sunshine--it's SO good for the soul.

Online shopping...I told myself I would calm down, and then I discovered more things on sale at Nordstrom and Amazon Pantry. Dangerous stuff.

Refreshing our living room--moved out a huge bookcase I was really sick of and added a floating shelf for some family pictures. This is a different view of the living room than what I'm talking about--but I love it so much I had to share here too.

Chuck and I cleaned out our garage which was much overdue. I said I was going to post my wedding decor and sell it but really I don't have patience for that (awful I know) so I donated the majority of it. We got rid of SO much and it felt so good. With every holiday I have been going through decor and getting rid of things we don't use anymore so I'll continue to do that to hopefully clear out even more.

We hit the zoo and the local hot spot Sara's for some curly fries and hot dogs and enjoyed every second we could outdoors. I could watch those monkeys and orangutans for hours...so so cute.

I did this amazing thing that our new Giant Eagle (grocery store) offers--Curbside Express. It's normally $4.95 but your first 3 visits are free. I shopped online from the comfort of my couch for our groceries and picked them up Monday after work. It was glorious and I would probably pay $10 if I had to because it was that amazing. The employee wouldn't let me help load (I think that's normal) but he was super polite and made me feel really pampered--if that's a thing at the grocery store.

Went shopping for my sister in-law's wedding dress--it was so fun to be there for someone else and give advice while she was shopping (not unsolicited, don't worry). She looks like a princess, and I'm so excited for her wedding.

Saw the Pirates play the Yankees at PNC Park...Ethan requested to go to the game so we went with my father-in-law and had a bunch of fun. I love that place!
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Read 3 books- that means a blog post is coming on those. I've REALLY missed writing book recaps, so yay for that!

I think that's all the major stuff...nothing too crazy, but much needed to clear my head.
What's new with you? I've missed you all-- it feels so good to write again!

May 2, 2017

Monthly Favorites Link- Up

Is this thing on?!
Wow...it's been one month since I have last blogged, and honestly I think about the same time since I've touched the laptop.

I knew a break was necessary, and planned only to take a few weeks to clear my head. Then, life happened...I've just been exhausted and needed the time off.

I've read some posts here and there, and commented on a few. I really miss reading all of your posts (I know I say it all the time, but it's so true) but there just hasn't been enough time in the day.

I have a few posts planned that I've been working on...and a fun one that I was really excited about before I took my break, so I'm looking forward to finishing that and getting back to connecting with all of you, because I really really miss you.

Today I'm checking in to remind you of mine and Macy's Monthly Link- Up. Sadly, I won't be sharing any favorites today since I'm out of the loop for April. But please check out Macy's post today and link up your monthly goals, accomplishments, favorites and fun!

Look for more from me later this week so I can catch you up with what's been going on in my world. In the comments link a favorite post of yours from April so I can check it out!

Happy Tuesday friends--can't wait to chat again soon!

April 4, 2017

March Favorites

April...already?! I LOVE this time of the year...birds chirping, sun shining and happiness all around. One of the best parts of every month is rounding up my favorites to share with you. There are so many good things out there that you may miss otherwise...so let's jump right in.
Favorite Recipe: I've become much better at having something for breakfast other than just coffee...my go to is a nutritional shake, but these Easy Eggs In A Mug from Dash of Herbs look really tasty and like I always love...super easy!

Favorite Beauty Post: Cara's beauty posts are definitely ones I enjoy and love how awesome she breaks everything down and her post Color Correcting 101 is another great example.

Favorite Personal Discovery: I enjoy challenging myself and hope to continue doing it. I used to LOVE going to hot yoga and haven't in years. I knew it was going to be a little difficult since I'm not very active in yoga but I loved going back.
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Favorite Good Message: Posts that are about bettering yourself, that are inspirational or share a good message are always a good pick me up that should be discussed. Ashley from Little Lovelies talked about the real reason to love your body and I couldn't agree more. It's important to always be a good role model, you never know who's listening or watching you.

Favorite Purchase: Guys, so many people don't know...but TOMS makes shoes that aren't just flats. I have an amazing pair of wedge booties I love to rock in the fall and winter and now I found these loves from Nordstrom.

Favorite Parent Help Post: Preparing kids for the real world is SO necessary and My So Called Chaos did a great job of sharing how, even if you don't have children of your own...you can help.

Favorite Spring Post: Spring cleaning...call me crazy, but I  L O V E it!! These homemade cleaning recipes and awesome ultimate spring cleaning list are musts. I love the tips and thoroughness of it all...that's me and my OCD kicking in again ;)

Favorite Moment:

Favorite Travel Post: Well, if you like Bloody Mary's this is a good one for you. The A-Lyst took charge of a hard job ;) and rounded up her top picks for this delicious drink all around Boston.

Favorite Instagram Find: Kara always has the cutest party themes and I would love to have a reason to throw this fiesta....maybe some Taco Tuesday.

My Favorite Dream Big posts in March:
A Non-Sponsored Home Chef Review

I hope you enjoy hopping around the web and checking out these links as much as I did.
Any requests for posts this month? I have some travel and beauty things scheduled and may find
a DIY to share...it's been too long.

Hope you're having a great start to the month...xo!

April 3, 2017

Recent Beauty Buys

I may have an addiction to purchasing beauty products, but it's kind of a necessity, right?! Look good, feel good is my motto and I love playing with new products and finding out what works for me. Between Sephora, Ulta and Target I've scooped up some great things lately and want to share them all with you.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Cream- I've heard about this product for far too long and had never purchased it. I was browsing Ulta last month and saw it in stock so I picked some up and am kicking myself for not doing it earlier. I am very self conscious about my skin due to some scarring I have. My esthetician says it's not nearly as bad as I make it out to be, but it's something that bothers me since it's a result of a bad acne breakout the day of my mom's funeral. As if attending her funeral wasn't traumatic enough, I woke up with a face full of pimples. It was awful and I fought with my skin for years and even now it reacts to stress in the worst ways.
Anyways- I wish I would have bought this a long time ago, but really the reason I didn't was because I hadn't used anything from the It Cosmetics brand. I put it on after primer and before foundation and it really makes my skin look so much better. I'm using less foundation these days and feeling a lot better about my face with this gem in a jar.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil- Pussy Control- I saw this Lilac color in Sephora and had to have it. I know, after revealing that I own over 50 lip products I found a Sephora gift card in my wallet- so when it's free, it doesn't count...right?! I continued to walk around and Chuck saw I was holding another lipstick and then I saw the name and we both lost it. A total must after that. I love these Nars  lip pencils and own a few others- Yu is another must have color- the prettiest bright pink.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara- Target does it again. For real. Only $5 and this has become one of my drugstore favorites. I hadn't even heard of this brand until I walked down an aisle and it caught my eye. I layer it with either the Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara I raved about a few months ago or Better Than Sex from Too Faced and love the result. It's an awesome buy that gives a great voluminous look for your lashes.

Benefit Erase Paste- this is a brightening concealer which is always a blessing considering dark circles can be a frequent thing #morebagsthankatespade under these eyes some days. I just used it for the first time on Friday and like it so far, but think I need some more time to play with it to get it just right. I didn't apply it with a concealer brush, and not sure if that would be better or worse. So far so good though...I've heard from a ton of people on this Insta post that they swear by it.

Sephora Collection Brush Cleansing Pad- shopping at a huge Sephora store, not like the one in my local mall that's inside a JCPenney is so dangerous. We went to Pittsburgh to do some shopping and of course had to stop at Sephora and I could have spent hours in there. I love the big assortment that the Sephora Collection offers and the price point is always awesome.
I had my eyes on the Sigma brush cleaning mat and didn't want to spend $25 so when I saw this for $14 I thought I would give it a try. Before this I was using a BrushEgg which worked awesome, but this Sehora pad makes cleaning even easier. Ladies- you should be cleaning your brushes weekly and this pad cleansing pad will definitely help with that. If you're just using your fingers now- spend the $14 and invest in this pad for sure.
And today we can announce the winner from the $75 Sephora or Ulta gift card giveaway. This lucky lady will also be receiving a bunch of my must have products- I'm talking GlamGlow, BECCA highlighter, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and more. Sorry if you missed the giveaway--but I also talked about my favorite lip colors for Spring, so check that out and find out if you're the lucky one today!

Before I wrap this up I want to say THANK YOU for all of your kind words from my post on Friday about balancing it all lately and have decided I'm going to work on some things so that I can be more productive, calmer and more in love with life all around. First, waking up 15 minutes earlier each day for a week...maybe two...then 30 minutes earlier the week after and so on until I can get in a routine to knock some things out in the morning and have a more focused start to my day.
Also, from now until most likely Fall I'm going to be posting only two days on the blog. I know some people do seven...and I was feeling great with three, but I need to align my priorities and while I still love this space so much it does take a lot of work. I need to work on some more personal things first and foremost like getting healthy and happy again, and once those things are set I can add more to my plate again.
I am really excited to see what happens and hopefully it helps me balance everything with less anxiety and stress. I was even thinking of assigning certain things to certain days of the week- like responding to comments on one day, doing laundry another. Am I too OCD? Ha!

Tomorrow Macy and I are sharing our monthly favorites, goals, accomplishments or whatever you would like to share on that area and hope you will join us! I hope you all have a great start to the week and enjoy the sunshine!

What have you purchased recently that you're L O V I N G?!

March 31, 2017

I'm Having Trouble Balancing It All

I didn't plan on writing a post today, but then I was straightening my hair last night and had a thought. I'm tired. I feel overwhelmed. I feel stressed...and I think it's all coming from having trouble balancing everything going on.
I really had trouble typing that title out and don't want to come off as complaining, because at the end of the day I'm really lucky to live the life I do but I feel like something has to give. I've been saying forever that I need to get on a regular exercise schedule and move every day. I can't tell you the last time I consciously worked out. That's awful and part of why I'm unhappy. 

I haven't been reading as much as I was a few months ago, and I was really enjoying how many books I was diving in to and sharing them here on the blog. I'm lucky if I read two chapters a day now...usually I'm falling asleep mid sentence.

I feel like my blog is slacking and as always, my pictures could be better. My sweet husband bought me this photography book for Christmas...in 2015. I haven't picked it up more than once. He did it in an effort for me to learn more things and play with the camera. All I do is get frustrated and give up because there's many more things I think I could be doing like a load of laundry or sorting mail. 

Are you sick of me whining yet? Honestly, I don't know how most of you do it. I know it always looks different from the outside, but you women who are putting up blog posts at 5 am staying fit and working and eating good and hanging out with friends for dinner...high five. I'm lucky if I make it out of the door on time lately, and don't even talk to me if I haven't had at least 7.5 hours of sleep.

I miss reading 20 blogs every night and commenting and not having to worry about the fact that I haven't even began to answer blog comments from last week...let alone this week. I just want to come to this space and feel like I'm doing enough...creating a community where people are happy and inspired to do something they love and be themselves. Today, I'm probably not inspiring anyone. I'm sorry for that, but sometimes I just need to get it off my chest. 

Maybe I need to prioritize some things in my life or take a break from some things (ahem, Social Media). I mean, I spent an hour tonight reading Facebook updates and watching Snapchats before beginning to dry my hair--that's just bad.

I'm sorry for the sob session today, but maybe you can help me. How do you balance it all? Do you ever feel SUPER overwhelmed? Please tell me I'm not crazy.

In better news...I'm attending a Mac and Cheese competition this weekend and plan on eating every noodle in sight (probably not helping that balance, but oh well!). Hope you all have a wonderful weekend--thanks for letting me vent today!

March 29, 2017

An Non-Sponsored Home Chef Review

It was after I received a few Home Chef coupons in the mail and my e-mail inbox that I finally decided to get online and see what this home delivery meal plan was all about. After trying Blue Apron a few years ago and not being too thrilled I was a little hesitant to shell out money on something underwhelming.
The coupon was a pretty good deal so I thought we would try it out. Long story short, a month later we are still loving Home Chef. This post has not been sponsored in any way...but that would be nice because free food is always good ;) . 

I just said to Chuck last week, we haven't had a bad meal yet! Actually, we have pretty much loved every single one and the variety they offer. The portions are pretty perfect- just enough food for the both of us, the meals come with sides and the recipes are easy to follow and help you prep in enough time too.

The first meals we received were the Sirloin Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter and Farmhouse Fried Chicken.

how does home chef work

home chef review
I won't lie, the first time I tried green beans was this first Home Chef meal. I thought to myself- you will not waste money and not try this food...so I did, and I really liked them. I enjoyed that Home Chef also pushed my a little outside my comfort zone.

The next delivery was Korean Pork Medallions, Pulled Ranch Chicken Sandwiches and Strawberry Colada Smoothies. The Pulled Ranch Chicken Sandwiches was by far our favorite meal- we both loved every part of it. It had some heat to it and those potato wedges were divine.
The medallions were another top choice for meal- so juicy and a lot of taste and coleslaw I could eat almost any day.
delicious home chef meals

is home chef worth it
The Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops and Classic Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo were some more everyday meals, but we still enjoyed them very much. The nice thing about these meals is the recipe cards that come with them, so that we can recreate them on our own in the future.
home delivery meals

home chef meals
We didn't pay full price for a single delivery thanks to codes I found online and coupons e-mailed to me. There's a variety of meals you can choose from and add-on's you can pick like breakfast, fruit baskets and smoothies. Each meal is $9.95 per serving unless it says otherwise online, which isn't bad if you think about how much you can spend at the grocery store or eating out. 
We tried Blue Apron a few years ago, and Home Chef definitely wins over them- 100%! Overall, I would highly recommend them if you are looking for some new dinner options.

If you would like to try it out I have a code for $30 off your order--try it out here. Enjoy!

Have you ever tried a home delivery meal service?