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A Simple, Everyday Hairstyle That Takes Less Than 5 minutes!

My hair has always grown fast. In the past, I would straighten my long locks daily, but that was when I had as much time as I wanted to get ready in the morning. After the birth of my son almost eight years ago, I had my first “big chop,” with a haircut that couldn’t be put up into a ponytail. My daily hairstyle took less than five minutes and that was freeing with a newborn.

Fast forward eight years later and I have three first graders. My life looks drastically different, but I still strive for one thing in the beauty department: simple, everyday looks that take minimal time and effort.

The “in” look now is long, wavy bobs, which is awesome because it is becoming my go-to hairstyle that allows me to use little to no heat every morning. To achieve that look I’ve been using the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray which helps create a loose, textured look with full-bodied waves that last up to 24 hours.

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Simply, spray the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray on towel dried hair from the root to the tip. Twist hair section by section to create natural looking texture and waves.

NEW Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion is a salon-inspired range of products infused with a carefully chosen blend of rich minerals from the sea for effortless volume. You can pick these products up at your local Walmart and Walgreens!

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In addition to the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion hair care line, I’ve been using the Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Purifying Body Wash, which is infused with Dead Sea marine extracts. It leaves the skin beautifully luminous and not to mention it’s luxurious fragrance! I love that I can get these salon-quality products without spending salon prices.

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Discover the Beauty of the Sea with NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion products.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave Professionals ®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Chicken and Noodles Meal After Birth, Sickness or Death

This past year I’ve had several opportunities to join a “meal train” for those in my community and family who have experienced a birth, adoption and a death. After those life-changing events, the last thing someone wants to worry about is what to feed their family. Finding meals that are easy to make, travel well and is something most people like can be challenging.

Here is a chicken and noodles “support meal” idea complete with links to all of the recipes.

Chicken and Noodles Meal to bring after baby, sickness or death.

Chicken and Noodles with Mashed Potatoes – I don’t usually follow a recipe, but this Pioneer Woman chicken and noodle recipe is very similar to what I make. However, I just cook bone-in chicken breasts in the slow cooker prior to making the recipe. Bone-in chicken breasts are inexpensive and I can purchase them for less than $1.00/lb. I make homemade noodles from this recipe or you can use Reames.

Asian SaladThis asian salad has become a part of all of our family get togethers. Everyone loves it and it doesn’t just go with asian style food. It travels easiest if you place the crunchies and salad in separate baggies and leave the dressing on the side.

Snickers dip – This is another fan favorite recipe that is easy to make ahead of time. It is also delicious with Heath bars in place of Snickers.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

I make a lot of sweet potatoes because my kids will (surprisingly) eat them and they are a good source of fiber and vitamins. There are so many fun ways to incorporate sweet potatoes in your diet like this baked sweet potato bar where the kids can choose a variety of different healthy toppings.

One of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes are these delicious spicy sweet potato cakes, which are perfect for entertaining. Red pepper flakes give these potato cakes a spicy kick (you could even add sriracha for extra spicyness). The feta adds the perfect touch of saltiness and the bacon adds a crunch. The finishing touches of avocado and Greek yogurt add a bit of creaminess.

To view the full recipe, visit my post on Litehouse foods! Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Bacon, Feta and Avocado.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado. (So delicious!)