Summer Fruit Wine Slush {Giveaway}

Summer Fruit Wine Slush {recipe} - a frozen blend of peaches, strawberries, grapes and delicious white wine make an absolutely refreshing summer drink!

Summer Fruit Wine Slush Recipe. It's as delicious as it looks.  ;) School might be starting but summer isn't over yet!  If you're looking for a refreshing adult beverage (although it can easily be made a virgin drink with a substitution), I've got the recipe for you! But first, let's jump back a few steps.  I've been a Hamilton Beach Ambassador for over a year now and created some delicious recipes with their products (Slow Cooker Apple Crisp, Russian Tea Cakes, and Cookies and Cream Oreo Brownies to just name a few!).  Most recently ... continue reading...

Friday Five

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I haven't done a Friday Five post since last November...and I felt in the mood to revive it! Jeez...I really can't follow through with anything, can I? Okay so onto five random things that happened in the past week that I haven't mentioned yet on the blog: 1. - Mabel is sick.  :(  I'm guessing she caught a bug during preschool orientation so she spent all day camped out on the couch watching Bubble Guppies. 2. - I purchased the best ever CC cream and it came with a free brush...I'm guilty of watching QVC because the makeup ... continue reading...

Dance Party On The Fly {Lenovo Giveaway}

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Music. We LOVE music in our house. From singing, to dancing, to just relaxing...music is everything. It's also a great way to encourage self expression in children...and Mabel is an expert at that. Any moment can be the perfect time for a dance party! Cue Bruno Mars. We have the pretty sweet Lenovo™ 500 Bluetooth® Speaker that we take everywhere...outside (for dance parties of course!), any room in the house, on road trips for when we stay in hotels, to the beach and so on!  It connects wirelessly to my cell phone and streams ... continue reading...

A Little Sisterly Fun

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We've had some sisterly fun with Playskool as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars!  And as always, you wouldn't see it on this blog if we didn't genuinely love the products! #PLAYSKOOLCREW I can't tell you how happy the photo above makes me...all within the last two weeks I've seen a brand new interaction starting between the girls.  Mabel has taken Millie under her wing and genuinely enjoys spending time playing with her and showing things...my heart melts.  Millie just looks at her in awe and lights up anytime that Mabel looks at ... continue reading...

Millie Gets Her Grub On

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The time has come...for food! We waited six whole months before introducing food this time around (we had started a little earlier with Mabel but decided to go a different route now)!  She's been showing a lot of interest in food, so I felt pretty confident she was ready to give it a try.  :) I've also been toying with the idea of making baby food myself.  I had been intimidated by the idea when Mabel started solids and just thought it would be a lot more work.  But a few weeks ago, Baby Brezza offered to send me their One Step Baby Food ... continue reading...

Heads Up – Pampers Deal!

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Guess what?  This is a sponsored post but I'm all about telling you how it is.  We <3 Pampers and if we didn't, I wouldn't be doing this post! Straight up, Pampers are one of our favorite diaper brands in our house.  What can I say?  We go with what works!  ;) I know, I know...you've seen this photo before for Millie's 5 month post but I just wanted to point out that she's wearing Pampers (Swaddlers to be exact).  But the time has come and we'll actually be upgrading to the Cruisers soon since she's becoming more active...as in we need ... continue reading...

Super Soft Play Dough Recipe

Super Soft Play Dough Recipe - Made from only 2 ingredients (and I bet you have them in your house!). This dough is a lot of fun for preschool aged kids, can be made into any color, and provides fun sensory play!

We're all about fun in this house and Mabel always loves getting her hands on something new.  So rather than going out and buying new toys all the time, we like to get messy and create fun sensory play with basic items everyone has in their homes! From Snow Dough to Bath Paints, we've already made some pretty fun things...so this past weekend we decided to tackle making a two ingredient recipe for super soft play dough! Success! Super Woman, I mean Mabel, decided she wanted blue dough...and she wanted to wear her Halloween costume ... continue reading...

Updates For Everyone

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Millie Update: Millie is 6 days away from turning half a year old...and I'm just now getting around to posting about her five month update.  I'm a massive failure at deadlines...oops.  Anyway Millie has graced us with her presence for five whole months now and as tired as I still am, time has been flying by (I know, I probably say that too much so feel free to give me an eye roll there). -She's still breastfeeding, although I have to admit waking up most nights every hour/hour and a half isn't appealing at all. -She's 17 ... continue reading...

Gorgeous Summer Skin + A Giveaway

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Who doesn’t want gorgeous skin in the summer? I mean who doesn’t want amazing skin in tank top and shorts weather?! It is summer…lots of time being spent outside in the warm temperatures, sunny skies, and lounging by the pool (or in my case lifeguarding our backyard kiddy pool, lol!). And this of course means you need to be on top of your game taking care of your skin by keeping it safe and treating it right! SPF - You HAVE to protect your skin! Nothing can age you faster than getting too much sun exposure and damage. Not to mention, no ... continue reading...

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review - Essential Series - My absolute must have for new moms!

Shortly after Millie was born, I posted about my Newborn and Momma Must Haves...and one of the items that I had listed was the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper (we have the Essentia Series).  Five months later, I'm still praising it as my number one item that all new mommas should have!  It's been a life saver many nights and I only wish that it had been around when we had Mabel three years ago. The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is perched on a very secure and stable base while the top sleeping area actually glides in a complete circle.  ... continue reading...