Everybody always wonders who the face behind the website is.  Well I’m new over here {somewhat} and can’t wait to get to know you!  We’ll try to get some of our bloggers on here as well!

Me

Name: Amanda Topinka

Born: Ark City, KS

Raised: After Ark City, my family and I moved to Warrensburg, MO for a few years and then we were transferred to Garden City, KS where my Dad ran a couple of theaters there. In 5th grade, my family moved to Andover after my Dad got transferred again and that’s where I graduated high school and stayed until I met my husband. In 2005, my husband and I bought our first home and that’s where we’ve been ever since.

Lineage: Polish and {registered} Cherokee Indian. OSIYO! Yes, I’ve been called everything from “mutt” to “Running Dummy”. And I answer to both. I’m proud of my heritage. I can make Runzas from scratch and weave a Dreamcatcher if you ask me to.

Education: I have a Communications Degree from Wichita State (GO SHOCKS!) and a Transcription Certificate as well. And I don’t do anything with either of them that makes me any money.

Family: I married my husband in 2006, had our first baby in 2007 and second kiddo in 2010. Two boys. Yep – My house is never clean and I’m up to my ears in dirt. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Plus I always have wine in my fridge but that’s beside the point.

Career: I work for a school district by day and I chauffeur kiddos to soccer practices at night. I have 48 hours with of stuff to do but only 24 hrs to do it in.

Blogs: I’m preparing to relaunch and rebrand The Procrastinating Mommy – my personal blog. I also write for Traveling Mom as their Spontaneous Traveling Mom columnist.

On the Twitter: Amanda Topinka – @Amanda_AKA_Mom

Facebook: Amanda Topinka

Instagram: Amanda Topinka @amanda_aka_mom     and       @kswomenbloggers

Email:  amanda@procrastinatingmommy.com     and       kansaswomenbloggers@gmail.com

 

Long story Short: I’m a self-proclaimed Disnerd. I’m a flip-flop wearing, sock-loathing, wine-tasting, amateur picture taking, always traveling, small town girl. I’m a boymom and I cuss a lot. But I keep it classy y’all, I promise!

I love meeting new people and trying new things. Life is too short not to!

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MeBy Amanda Topinka, Editor, Kansas Women Bloggers

 

A note to all KSWB readers:  I was monetarily compensated to try out this product.  The compensation went towards the purchase of product and decor for a gathering I hosted for others to test out this product.  This in NO WAY influenced my opinion on this new product.  In fact, if you could see my pantry, you’d see I have purchased extra’s to keep on hand because I love this product so much!  And my hope, is that you’ll love it as much as I do!

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When I mention the word hummus, what do you think of? More than likely you’re going to say the Mediterranean side dish made of Garbanzo beans.

Did you know there are actually other varieties you can make and try?  But making homemade hummus takes time and can be a nuisance to find the confusing ingredients.

What if I told you that you can now make HOMEMADE hummus in half the time and tastes just as fresh and delicious as any homemade hummus recipe out there? And the best part is… you can experiment with unique ingredients to make it even more flavorsome and nutritious!

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Recently, I checked out the new product by Bush Brothers’ called, Hummus Made Easy and I am SOLD on it!  I bought the Black Bean Hummus pouch and ‘oh em gee’, it’s amazing! After we devoured it with chips, we used it as a spread on some wraps.

It’s SO incredibly easy to make too!

Grab a can of Bush Brothers’ Black Beans and a pouch of the Hummus Made Easy Black Bean dip and mix the two together. That’s all!  Easy peasy yummus {black bean} hummus!

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If you’re looking for something different to serve as an appetizer during your next get together, check out the bean aisle in Wal-Mart and pick up a can of Bush Brothers’ beans and a pouch of their Hummus Made Easy.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests!

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Disclosure:  I would never have heard about or even tried this new product if it weren’t for the following companies/brands:  @KendalKingGroup, #Soapboxinfluence, The Women Bloggers, Bush Brothers’ Beans, and #HummusMadeEasy.  So thank you to all I just mentioned.  I am SOLD on this product!

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