Come to Mama: The Perfect Drink App & Scale Make You the Ultimate Bartender

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Another brand I met at Sweet Suite last week in New York City was the makers behind the Perfect Drink. I think this may have been one of the first booths I visited, cuz hey, I can sniff out a good cocktail better than most ;-) They were making margaritas so I had to try one - all in the name of transparent reviewing, right? The Perfect Drink … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Blogging Conferences #BlogHer15 #BBNYC #SweetSuite15 #FashionFriday

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Last week I was up in Manhattan for my 4th BlogHer and 2nd Blogger Bash. Both are fabulous blogging conferences/events and they happened to overlap this year. There's always an insane amount of events whenever you get a bunch of social media influencers into one city together. In my 3-4 days in New York City, I'll generally not have a free … [Read more...]

Girls with Superpowers: I Am Elemental Action Figures For Girls #BBNYC #SweetSuite15

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I have many reviews coming for you guys from last week's trip to New York City. I went to a bunch of blogging events but my favorite is Sweet Suite, put on by Blogger Bash. It's one night where all the best toy companies come together to showcase their latest. I loved walking around and seeing what's new and will share some goodies with you moving … [Read more...]

5 New Favorite Summer iPad Apps #FiOSPhilly

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As usual, it's the summer of road tripping in our house. If you can't find us home and the kids going to camp, we're hitting the road and headed to the beach or some other fun-filled weekend. My son Nate's iPad Mini broke earlier in the summer and we upgraded him to an Air. He's on that pretty regularly and my other son Cole uses his iPad Mini. … [Read more...]

Fav Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shop Now, Prices Go Up Soon!

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Will power. I have none of it when it comes to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I really did try hard to stay away this time around but well... here we are. Here are a few of my favorite savings this week. What about you? Have you shopped the sale or found any great deals at Nordstrom's Sale? Eliza J Crepe A-Line Dress, Normal Price $148 - … [Read more...]

I’m Telling My Birth Story 11 Years Later #EndMaternalMortality #BlogHer15

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Who would you be if your mother had died in childbirth? That was the question Dr. Priya Agrawal for Merck for Mothers posed to us over the weekend on a panel at BlogHer on raising awareness to help end maternal mortality. Really think about your answer. It's a terrible thing to contemplate. Growing up without a mother; or consider your … [Read more...]

Win an iPad Mini & Kate Spade Bag on this Instagram Contest I’m doing

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So for those of you on Instagram, check out this amazing giveaway I'm doing with several other bloggers. It ends TONIGHT at 8 pm ET so I wanted to get a quick post in to tell you to go like my picture, follow me (if you aren't already) and then follow the loop to like and follow everyone else. Look how awesome this prize is! Click the graphic to … [Read more...]

Back on the Healthy Eating Bandwagon: What’s Your Tipping Point?

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Pretty sure that my family knew that my "HOLY SH*T" scream from the bathroom yesterday morning couldn't mean anything good as I stepped on the scale. I shouldn't have been surprised at what I saw though. The same way you lose weight - slowly and by a healthy calorie deficit- I gained weight slowly but eating (& drinking) more. If I'm … [Read more...]

Beating Summertime Boredom with Kiwi Crate

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This isn't our first review with Kiwi Crate but it's been awhile. The last box we got was in 2011! So let me give you the update: KiwiCrate.com is a monthly subscription based service. Each month your box comes with two crafts or projects for your kids to interact with. All the pieces are there and there are fun instructions included. There's … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix #7: Please Help Me Decide! #FashionFriday

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Yo, friends. It's been awhile since I got my last Stitch Fix box. My last box was in April. I only kept the one dress and I still have yet to wear it (which is more because it's a heavy weight than me not liking it. Hope to break it out in cooler weather in the fall). But next week I'm headed to New York City for an epic 4 days of blogging … [Read more...]