I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s and their new Buffalo Chicken pizza featuring Frank’s Red Hot. All opinions and statements remain 100% my own.
Some of our friends were moving this weekend and they asked us to help. Since I have 4 kids and no babysitter, I volunteered to be on food duty. It’s so hard to coordinate everything when you are moving much less getting everyone who helped something to eat.
When we got to the new house, I ran over to the nearest Papa Murphy’s to order their Take “N” Bake pizzas. I just told them what I wanted on the pizzas. They assembled them and all I had to do was take it over and bake it. Yum, fresh hot baked pizza at home!
Papa Murphy’s is teaming up with Frank’s Red Hot this Fall as they introduce their newest pizza: Buffalo Chicken! This brand new pizza is made with a spicy buffalo sauce made with Frank’s Red Hot, grilled chicken, mozzarella, green onions, provolone and cheddar cheese and then drizzled with Creamy Garlic Sauce. My friend, who we were moving, said he hadn’t eaten at Papa Murphy’s a lot but after tasting this new Buffalo Chicken pizza, he said he will definitely be a repeat customer! It is seriously good. We were all trying to figure out who would get the last piece 😉
And while supplies last, they will be handing out free samples of Frank’s Red Hot sauce when you purchase this pizza.
We had around 10 people helping in the move so I ordered 1 Large Buffalo Chicken, 1 large pepperoni, 1 salad and 2 sodas. If you’re helping people move, they might not know where all their utensils, plates, etc. are. I brought plates, napkins and utensils with me so we wouldn’t have to dig for them. I forgot the cups but luckily my friend is super-organized and found some easily. Oh and my total was only $25 which is a steal to feed 10 people!
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I would have never thought I would have to be tested for TB. But when I was first married and becoming a personal trainer, as part of my certification, I had to be tested for TB. I was a little nervous because I heard it wasn’t a normal blood test. I was right because they did an under the skin test to see if I had TB. I wasn’t worried that I would have it since I was up to date on shots and from my knowledge not exposed to it.
I was right and the test results were negative. It wasn’t a scary experience, I just didn’t know what to be prepared for.
Now there is a TB blood test and it is the only available method of testing for TB with completely objective results. Other tests, such as the skin test, are subjective and open to visual interpretation. So the test I had was the skin test and even though I know I don’t have TB, it seems this blood test would have been more accurate.
You might think not many people need TB tests. But if you are trying to adopt, they might require one or if you’re becoming a nurse, or if you’re going off to college. And did you know every 3 seconds a new infection happens and 30% of the population is infected? I had no idea!
I know with our family we want to keep ourselves and kids healthy so we want the most accurate tests available when testing for something like this. And the good news is if you tested postive for latent TB infection, there is medicine you can take to rid your body of the inactive bacterie before it becomes full blown TB.
To get more information about the TB blood test, go to TBbloodtest.com.
Since I do the majority of the cooking in the house, I like to have good, sharp knives. And since I also like pretty things, I don’t mind if they are cute as well! I love the Elegana 10 Piece Premium Ceramic Knife Set. It comes in the most beautiful colors! When my husband and I got married 10 years ago, I don’t remember ceramic knives being available and the only knife sets that you could buy were just functional without any style.
This would be a GREAT gift for Christmas for the cook in your life. And this knife set not only comes with 4 knives but also a ceramic peeler. This ceramic knife set is up to 2x sharper than steel. They are germ resistant, BPA free, nonporous, odor free blades and never rust and stores safely in the protective blade covers. I also love the protective blade covers because even though I keep my knives way too high for my kids to reach, just in case they were able to get a hold of them, that is an extra layer of protection. (Just a tip, I put my knives in the highest cabinet in my house to keep away from little fingers 😉
And if you are considering this for a Christmas gift, it is over 50% off right now on Amazon. And it comes in a beautiful case so there is no need to wrap it!
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• (1) Blue 6″ Chef Ceramic Knife
• (4) Color Protective Sheaths
• (1) Ceramic Peeler
• (1) Polishing Microfiber Cloth
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*I received a complimentary stay at Beaver Run but all opinions are my own.
One of my favorite places to visit in Colorado is Breckenridge and whether you are a local or out of town reader, this is honestly an amazing place to visit over the summer. The town is under 2 hours from Denver and since we are local we can even make it a day trip.
We have been visiting Breckenridge ever since I was little but never in the summer. But after this trip, we will make it a yearly tradition. The hardest part about booking any vacation is deciding where to stay. For us, we normally want a centrally located place that is affordable and that is exactly what Beaver Run is. Part of the place is ski-in ski-out which means during the winter it is literally steps away from the mountain. This hotel/condo has everything you need and more. We barely had to leave the complex because there was so much to do on site. One of my favorite things about Beaver Run is the fact that it has hotel amenities while at the same time has the homey feel of a condo. There is daily maid service but each condo is owned by different people so each condo has it’s own feel. Here are my 5 top reasons why you should stay at Beaver Run.
The first day we arrived we passed the arcade and our kids pleaded with us to check it out. They have a fun arcade for the kids and an indoor mini putt putt all in 1 room which is just steps away from the pool and hot tub and fitness center.
We spent HOURS in the arcade and I didn’t mind since they had vending machines for me to enjoy 😉 You can earn tickets at each game and redeem them at a self-service prize machine which I thought was awesome. So the kids got to play fun games and received prizes with their tickets.
After the arcade we suited up to check out the pool. The pool is an indoor/outdoor pool with half of it inside and half outside. The fitness center overlooks the pool as well as the sauna and steam room. We literally went swimming twice a day. The pool wasn’t ever too crowded either.
We brought the whole family along on the trip but I think this resort is great for empty nesters, honeymooners (our friends told me this is where they honeymooned), bachelorette celebrations (there was one next door to our condo) or couples celebrating their anniversary. We celebrated 10 years this year and this place was a great place to celebrate even WITH kids!
The hot tubs had to be one of my favorite things to enjoy. They have tons of little hot tubs all in a line so there was never a wait. Plus the hot tubs overlook the mountain so it was a gorgeous view.
There is also hiking and running trails right outside the condo so you can access those right on site.
Our condo had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and nice size living room. I LOVED the full kitchen because we cooked every single meal for 3 days.
For our meals we cooked, tacos, Sloppy Joes, and pizza. There is a little market right on site where you can get any food you need or fresh baked pizzas. Since we live close to Denver I was able to bring all my ingredients on our trip with me. For example, we had Sloppy Joes one night. So I put all the spices and dry ingredients in a ziploc bag. There was no need to bring full size spice jars or bags of brown sugar because I pre-measured everything before we left.
Sloppy Joes had to be the easiest thing I made because all I needed was my bag of already mixed ingredients, buns, ground beef and olive oil. I got the olive oil in downtown Breckenridge at Olive Fusion. I got the chipotle infused oil and it added a little extra kick to the Sloppy Joes.
If you’re in Breckenridge, you must visit this place! Not only do they have special olive oils but I was enamored with the flavored sugars! I bought the cherry and lemon sugars. Not only will they make your desserts taste good in a new way but the sugars are so beautifully colored they will also make them look stunning.
Here is my recipe for our Sloppy Joe’s I made at Beaver Run. They were so easy and you literally cannot get a better view outside your condo in Breckenridge!
Sloppy Joe recipe:
First brown the ground beef in butter and cook until no longer pink. Drain the fat.
Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables are translucent.
Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper.
Spoon over buns.
If you want to go into town or need a ride, Beaver Run also has a shuttle so you can call them right before you need to be somewhere and they will pick you up. We never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a shuttle to pick us up which is nice with 4 kids. When we went downtown to get my olive oil, when we were done shopping, all we had to do was call the shuttle driver and tell him what stop we were at. There are signs like this brown sign all over town to tell you what stop you are out so it is easy to get to and from the resort.
If you don’t feel like cooking, you can enjoy the buffet at Spencer’s. I ate there for lunch and it was delicious! I also heard their breakfast buffet is great too plus you can also order off their menu. But if you just need a few ingredients, cereal, milk or pizza you can check out the Skywalk Market. Plus the market has a full service deli!
We really enjoyed our stay at Beaver Run and will stay there again when we return. I will be doing a guest blog on the Beaver Run blog in a few weeks. So check it out because I will blog about what other things we did in town while in Breckenridge. Most people come to Colorado for the skiing but we are hooked on Colorado’s summers. It sure is nice to come home to a place to rest your head after a long day of playing that feels like home.
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