Posts by madelyndailyliving

Social Mommy-An October to Remember

Posted on December 6, 2016

October is a HUGE month for us! All four of our birthdays are in October so its always a great time!   This year Alexander turned ONE! We hosted family and friends for a Safari themed birthday bash. His cake was purchased at Sam’s Club. I added the animal figurines (purchased from Michael’s) We had a hot dog bar, nacho bar, mini spaghetti cups, and lots of sugary treats for the children. The party goers enjoyed having their faces painted as well as creating their own jungle masks. It was a great time! Chandler turned 3, we enjoyed a quiet day at the park (of course there was cake) followed by pizza. Since we decided on a intimate celebration I created balloon memories for him to wake up to!…

Buzzfeed Tasty’s Cheeseburger Sliders

Posted on December 6, 2016

I know you’ve seen this recipe shared across your newsfeed. Why I have never thought to place Ground beef in the oven is beyond me! It came out perfect. Here’s what you’ll need: •1 lb Ground Beef •1 Package Kings Hawaiian Rolls •Your Favorite Cheese (I used American) •Lawrys Seasoned Salt •Black Pepper •Garlic Powder •1 TBSP dry Minced Onion •1 Stick of Butter •1 TBSP Minced Garlic In a bowl combine ground beef with minced onion. Season with Lawry’s, Pepper, and Garlic Powder.  (I shared this recipe on SnapChat (@XoLaurenSnaps) Form Meet Mixture into a baking dish. Place into a 375 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes. Once your giant party is done, begin assembling! First slice the entire pack of rolls in…

Sriracha Honey Wings 

Posted on March 22, 2016

  Lately I have been all about sweet and spicy sauces. And this one is AMAZING!  Here’s what you need: 1lb chicken wings 4 tbsp Sriracha  2 tbsp Honey Juice from 1 Lime Salt Pepper 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 tsp Soy Sauce  Heat frying oil to 375 degrees. Clean and season chicken with salt and pepper.  In a seperate bowl combine Sriracha, honey, soy sauce, lime, garlic, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Fry chicken until golden crisp.  Toss wings in sauce as soon as they are out of the grease!  

Toddler Eating Simplified-Vegetables 

Posted on March 10, 2016

I get tons of emails and messages from moms asking me the same thing: HOW DO I GET MY CHILD TO EAT VEGETABLES?! I have shared some of my tips in previous posts and on  Instagram. But I have found a new and quick solution that gives your child and you a full days serving of vegetables with just two scoops!    The greens are amazing and you can’t taste any difference. I enjoy adding them to our smoothies for added nutrients. Chandler loves our “smoothie time”!     Not only are they an amazing way to get your fruits and veggies, you will have more energy and you will fill better from the inside out.  They can be purchased here. *Keep in mind this supplement…

Toddler Eating Simplified 

Posted on September 10, 2015

  I receive countless emails, texts, Facebook+Instagram messages with the same question: How do I get my toddler/child to eat their dinner! Frustrated moms of undereaters this is for you!  Quick disclaimer: this is what works for my family and our personal experience. Please ask a medical professional if you feel your child may be malnourished. I began my son Chandler on solids at the age of 4 months. Some homemade, some store bought. He loved it! Chandler would get fruit+veggies at the same time everyday. He was exclusively breastfed and my doctor assured me he was getting enough nutrients.  When he was 6 months old he began eating table food. I know that seems super early, but he wasn’t eating full on meals. Think:…

Spinach and Feta Pillows

Posted on August 12, 2015

This recipe is truly a miracle. I didn’t know how it was going to turn out and I was quite skeptical! Yesterday I woke up craving Greek favorites; Greek Salad and Spinach Pie. I waited until it was dinnertime (hi, I’m pregnant) to go to the grocery store. I went to my local grocery store and they were out of phyllo dough! Absolutely devastating. I knew I didn’t have time to go to another store so I grabbed the Pillsbury Dough Sheets and prayed. Well, prayer works! They came out so soft and pillowy. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 Package Frozen Chopped Spinach 1 Cup Feta Cheese 2 tablespoons Dill Weed Salt and Pepper to Taste 1 Roll Pillsbury Dough Sheet 1 Egg In…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on August 3, 2015

Hi friends! If you follow me via Instagram (@MeetTheWoods) or Twitter (XoLaurenWoods) you know that I and 7 1/2 months pregnant! We are over the moon excited for our new addition coming this October! Of course with pregnancies, come pregnancy cravings! My number one craving to date is French fries! I could have them day or night! With ketchup or plain! From anywhere! Obsessed! I decided a couple days ago to switch it up to sweet potato fries. I’ve never made them before, so I scoured the Internet for recipes. I came across Ms. Paula Deen’s recipe. I tried it out and failed, miserably. They came out soggy and flavorless. Staring at the left over sweet potatoes in my refrigerator, I decided to give…