Santa Claus Applesauce Pouches!

It’s that time again…. holiday parties, Christmas dinner’s, school celebrations, & the list goes on and on! Looking for a healthy, yet fun & festive option? These are perfect for the kids…not to mention, they will save you a ton of time in the kitchen!


For Benjamin’s school party, I attempted a recipe that proclaimed it was the “easiest, picture perfect” cookie recipe. It took WAY too long and if you follow me on Instagram (@coldcoffeegrind) you know they were anything but “picture perfect.” Benjamin hasn’t even attempted to sneak one because they don’t look edible. #strugglecity

So instead, insert my favorite healthy option…White House Foods® Applesauce pouches + a simple Santa Suit Printable! I used the strawberry flavor for a little change, plus the red cap makes a great Santa hat. You can get the printable by clicking here:ChristmasPouch2018.


  1. Print the free printable Santa Suit wraps.
  2. Cut them out.
  3. Wrap and tape them around the pouches.
  4. Glue small, white pompom ball on cap. 
  5. Deliver to your next Christmas event! 
  6. Be sure to take a picture, and tag me so I can see! @coldcoffeegrind

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Merry Christmas!





Gift Guide for the Boss Lady

If you’re like me, you have quite a few boss ladies in your life. A “Boss Lady” can describe a variety of women, but they all have a few things in common. They are trendy, have big dreams, and go after their goals like momma’s running after toddlers. So whether the boss lady in your life is a young mom, grandma, right out of college, or somewhere between all of that….I am here to help you find something for the girl who has everything!


Click the title or words in bold for a direct shopping link!

  1. 4 Things Tote: Check out these adorable tote bags! I haven’t met a woman who doesn’t love a good bag. These totes would be perfect for work or play. You can purchase premade bags, or create your own “4 Things” to put on a tote! When you give this gift, you’re also giving back to Haiti! Proceeds go to the Hope to Haiti mission which began to support a children’s orphanage in Port au Prince and now reaches many other causes in Haiti.
  2. Start Today Journal: If you follow me, you know I am low key obsessed with Rachel Hollis. No shame in my game! These journals are another level of LOVE for me. I truly believe in the power of affirmations and gratitude and this journal is both of those things. I think every lady (all ages and all stages of life) can benefit from this Start Today Journal. Hurry while they’re still in stock!
  3. Choose Joy Hat: This super, cute hat makes for a great weekend accessory. After a long work week, what boss babe wants to worry about doing their hair. Relax, throw the hair up in a pony, and rock this “Choose Joy” hat!
  4. Sparkle Hustle Grow Subscription: Big fan of subscriptions here! This one is perfect for working women with BIG dreams. Each box is full of accessories to jazz up your desk, a book that pertains to the month’s topic, and access to an online training. You really can’t go wrong giving this gift because it can be a tool for any Boss Babe no matter their career field.
  5. Headbands: These headbands are just too cute! These are great for keeping your hair up while working out/doing your makeup or just to accessorize on the weekends! They come in a ton of prints or solid colors. Check out the website to find the perfect print for your babe’s personality!
  6. Ember Travel Mug: It’s like Jesus read this blog and answered all of our prayers. Y’all, this mug keeps your drink at your preferred temperature! Can I get an amen?! I really can not even say anymore, this speaks for itself. YOU WILL BE LOVED FOREVER!
  7. Blue Light Blocking Glasses: While these glasses are stylish, they are actually saving your eyes! Seriously, we are constantly staring at screens…computers, phones, tvs, ipads, etc. It never stops and our eyes are getting tired much earlier in life than they should be. These glasses help block the blue light and reduce the stress on your eyes. Everyone can use these!
  8. Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel: For the Boss Babe that needs a little daily pampering and skincare, this leave on peel will do wonders for their skin. This peel improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dark spots without irritation or over-drying. This brand is known for safer beauty because of the guidelines they follow for the ingredients they use. Show your love with safer beauty products!
  9. You are a Badass Book: I mean the title really speaks for itself. This book is great for personal and professional development. Treat the boss babe in your life to a gift that will inspire her!
  10. Essential Oil Diffuser: This is a beautiful diffuser that is great for the office or at home. Essential oils are great for the office because the scent is natural and you can adjust the strength to your preference. Here is also a link to a Calming Oil Blend:
  11. Rae Dunn Desk Pad: Whether she’s a Rae Dunn fanatic, or just loves organization, this desk pad is great for keeping lists and projects on schedule!
  12. Spanx Leggings: Finally, leggings that are comfy, flattering, and appropriate for the office. Pair these with a tunic and you have a Boss Babe outfit!
  13. Nespresso Machine: For the Boss Babe who has a Starbucks addiction, this is perfection. It may seem a little pricey, but imagine the money that will be saved in the long run. This little beauty just happens to be 35% off. Unlimited lattes for life…what a dream!

This list was so fun to put together, I would love to know what you would add!

Comment below with your favorite Boss Lady items.


As always, thanks for reading! Happy Shopping!







Gift Guide for the Dad

Dads can be next to impossible to shop for, am I right? This year, save the stress and check out the list below. If this list doesn’t have something for the man you’re shopping for then God bless you…just kidding! A gift card always works too…ALL men love Lowes®, right?

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 As always, I try to make your job as easy as possible. To find these items for sale, click the title (underlined word) for a direct shopping link!

  1. Wireless Earbuds: Whether your man listens to music, podcasts, or books, good quality audio is always appreciated. Wireless earbuds make it easy for wearing during an intense workout or mowing the lawn. I think any guy would LOVE to find these under the tree this year!
  2. Adjustable Dumbbells: I am obsessed with these compact, adjustable dumbbells. Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds, allows for a quick exercise switch, and eliminates the need for multiple dumbbells by unique dial system. If you’re short on space, this is the perfect solution! And to top it off, they’re $50 off here:
  3. Personalized Framing: Sounds simple, but this company can turn any memory into a beautiful keepsake. From framing jerseys to your first house key, this website has great gift ideas to turn a memory into gift that will be cherished forever.
  4. Brush Hero: The Original Brush Hero, perfect for the dad who loves his car, motorcycle, etc. It comes with two different brush heads for multiple surface types. The Brush Hero attaches to a water hose, no batteries or electricity is needed. There are multiple accessories and interchangeable brush heads for other types of cleaning.
  5. Master Lock Padlock: For the dad who uses a locker, this lock is controlled by a smartphone and Bluetooth. The technology makes is simple to use, but also has a backup keypad for easy opening. Whether the gym or at work, this lock is sure to make life easier and safer.
  6. Quip Electric Toothbrush: Before you roll your eyes at this gift sounding lame, give me a chance. This electric toothbrush is lightweight and shower safe, has a built-in timer and quadrant pulses to clean evenly, and the travel cover doubles as a stand and mirror mount. To make life even easier, you can subscribe to have the brush heads and battery delivered automatically to avoid over using brushes. You’re welcome!
  7. Spikeball Game Set: For the dad who enjoys a little competition for family bonding, this Spikeball Game Set might be a gift for everyone. My family takes this to the beach and even plays in the backyard. It’s a simple set up and always brings some laughs. Its currently $20 off here:
  8. Dollar Shave Club: Treat your dad to a little manly pampering! The Dollar Shave Club is a men’s subscription box for shaving, showering and oral care! This monthly subscription brings quality products to your door with customization options.
  9. Ben & Jerry’s Lock: For the ice cream loving dad, security! Check out these hilarious, but functional locks for your pints of ice-cream. This is sure to bring a laugh and your dad will be eternally grateful.
  10. Carharrt PantsCarharrt Pants: A classic but safe choice, Carharrt pants. Functional for outdoor work, yet stylish enough to run into town. Perfect for the colder weather and this brand is known for lasting many seasons!
  11. Ugg Boots: Because Uggs aren’t just for women! I had no clue Uggs made men’s boots, but I am glad I know now. They are guaranteed to be warm and comfy, with a stylish look! Perfect for the simple dressed dad or the fashionista dad!
  12. Faith Can Move Mountains Decal: For the faithful dad, this decal would be great for a laptop, car, or water bottle. This company started as a fundraiser for a mission trip, and continues to grow. I am loving this design, also available on a t-shirt on their website!


I hope you found this helpful and have some new ideas for the dad(s) in your life! Have other great ideas? I’d love to hear them. Post in the comments below!


Thanks for reading. Talk soon!