Rules for Being a Kid with Popsicle!

Popsicle fun!

This post is part of my appointment as a Popsicle® ambassador but all opinions are my own. recently i posted about our fun summer pool party and how much fun we had poolside with Popsicle®! The summer 'Rules for being a kid' Guidebook is out and the ideas and activities inside are tons of fun! you can download the guidebook here - it has coloring pages, fun rules to read with your kids, … [Read more...]

Rio 2 Party Ideas & Family Movie Night!

Movie night with the family

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2   spending time as a family has never been more memorable and important for us than this weekend. as most of you know, my hubby is currently working out of town with the military (like … [Read more...]

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon Curd Tutorial and Recipe

lemon. one of my favortie flavors of allllll time. i have a whole pinterest board dedicated to lemons and the amount of lemon recipes i make is quite ridiculous! this is one of my favorites because it is super versitile and is a great addition to any frosting, cupcake, cake, or dessert. its the perfect balance of tart and sweet: lemon curd. i often mix this lemon curd recipe with buttercream as … [Read more...]

Summer Giveaway!

Summer Giveaway

SUMMER GIVEAWAY TIME! i'm so excited to be partnering with some great bloggers to bring you a fun summer CASH giveaway! it will run from today until july 23rd and one winner will get $650 in paypal CASH! what would you buy? i would take a weekend trip with my family to the CA coast! use the rafflecopter below to enter! A big thanks to the major sponsors of this giveaway: Gingerly Made // Just … [Read more...]

{party} Wizard of Oz Party

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Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road!  Serena of Mammarella's Sweets & Treats designed the incredibly magical dessert table for two little girls, Mia and Ava.  The table was filled with gorgeous sweets that depicted the characters and scenery, from the yellow brick road to the shimmering Emerald City, to the beautiful rainbow in the sky!  I absolutely love the … [Read more...]

Patton Goes to School! (Aka Allergy Labels for School)

Personalized Boy LunchBox for Kids

this is a sponsored post, but as always all opinions are my own. i know you are all probably holding on to summer but the reality is that school is just around the corner and now is the time to get prepared! my daughter will attend kindergarten this fall and my son will attend his first preschool ever! he is 4 years old, but as many of you know has multiple life threatening allergies. the … [Read more...]

Tri Training: Drink your protein

Silk Almond Milk with Protein and Fiber

guys. i fell off the wagon. but don't worry. i got back on. remember when i trained for my half marathon? (you can read about that here with my healthy taco recipe) i was running allllll the time. i had great support and was so excited to be getting back in shape! i was eating healthy and working hard....and well... then the race ended. we ran a 10k about 3 weeks later but i was sort of … [Read more...]

{party} Girly Pink Firefighter Party

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How do you make a firefighter theme girly?  Get rid of the red, orange, and yellow- then add PINK, of course!  Make it ALL pink, the helmets, fire hydrants, fire trucks, and even the dog biscuits!  There you have it! A girly pink firefighter party!!  Even the macarons are pink, donned with black flames on them! I think the world would be a happier and prettier place if we could add pink here … [Read more...]

Dining Out with Kids : New Mobile App that makes it easy!

Eating Out with Kids New mobile App

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and BJ’s Restaurants, but all my opinions are my own. #DineInOrderAhead #pmedia dining out with kids can be a daunting task. often it feels easier to stay home than to brave the restaurant world with antsy, hungry, impatient kiddos right?! most of you know that my … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Cheesy Breadsticks Recipe

Easy Homemade Cheesy Breadsticks - Recipe

easy cheesy homemade breadsticks. does anything in the world sound better than that? i think not. this recipe is a variation on my homemade pizza dough recipe (still one of the most popular posts on my site) and its easy and oh so good! Print Easy Homemade Cheesy Breadsticks Recipe Serves: 8   Ingredients 3¾ cups bread flour 1 tsp. sugar 1 packet dry active … [Read more...]

9 Perfect Summer Sandals for Under $50

Summer Shoes

Do you ever stand in front of your closet and wonder... What shoes should I wear today? I know that question gets asked regularly about the outfit you should wear but I'm sure you have also caught yourself asking about shoes a time or two. Today I'm bringing you a little insight on my top 9 picks for summer shoes. All of them are under $50 - That's right, $50. In my closet, there's three types of … [Read more...]

{party} ‘The World is Your Market’ Graduation Party Ideas


Stefanie from anna and blue paperie  is sharing with us today a very creative and unique graduation party!  The World is Your Market!  Think about this- when you graduate college, or even high school- you are going out in the real world and making something of yourself.  You can "shop" all different ideas before you make your decision on what you want to do after graduation.  The … [Read more...]

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