3 Great Beauty Products from CVS for the Spring #MakeupMonday

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Yay for spring!  It's still feeling pretty winter here in Philly but I'm just psyched it's "officially" spring because hopefully that means warmer weather is on the way.  I definitely have winter makeup that doesn't work in the spring and summer and vice versa summer makeup that doesn't work in cold weather months.  Do you guys? I find I want … [Read more...]

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo – A Movie Review


Spring has sprung in The Hundred Acre Woods, wish we were that lucky in the burbs of Philly! My family of five spent last night (which was cold and rainy) all cuddled up and watching Winnie The Pooh: Springtime with Roo. The perfect flick to get the little ones excited for Easter and the big ones (ok, me!!) excited for spring … [Read more...]

Join Us 4 the #Rio2Trailer Twitter Party on Monday 3/24 8:30 PM et


Calling all Rio Fans! Join us on Monday night March 24th to celebrate the ALL-NEW Rio 2 trailer and chat with RIO 2 Director, Carlos Saldanha. Carlos Saldanha will be joining us to talk about the film, it’s beloved characters and to answer your questions live! We’ve got fantastic prizing for 16 winners including a grand prize for a $500 Visa … [Read more...]

Discovering Madewell. #FashionFriday


I discovered a new cute store earlier this week.  Actually, the store's not new at all but it's new to me - Madewell.  Have you guys been?  I was meeting my friend Jen for one of our regular shop & lunch dates and she texted me to that she had popped into their store, drawn in my something in the window.  It was her first time in too although … [Read more...]

Privacy in the Delivery Room. {This Story Blew My Mind!}

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A couple of days ago, I was listening to my local radio station in the morning at the bus stop with my kids.  The DJs were talking about a news story out of New Jersey.  Basically a New Jersey Judge ruled that a woman in New Jersey has a right to keep the father out of the delivery room when she's giving birth.  I was all, wait what?  This is a law … [Read more...]

10 Books for 10-Year-Old Boys


Looking for something for your 10 year old son to read?  We're always on the hunt for new, exciting books to interest my 10-year-old.  He was once a reluctant reader; he enjoys reading now but it definitely has to be a particular type of book full of adventure and fun for him to enjoy it.  Here's a list of 10 books he or his friends have recently … [Read more...]

Mashed Potato Mini Muffins #Pinspiration


In case you're new here, or you haven't seen me do this before, today's Tuesday and on Tuesday's I post a Pinspiration.  A Pinspiration is a post about a pin I've seen on Pinterest, thought was cool, and decided to try out.  It can be food, beauty, clothes, hair or really anything.  I try it out, maybe make a change (or not) and post about it.  I … [Read more...]

Makeup Monday: Neutrals

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You can't go wrong with neutrals - it's the one shade of makeup that works for all skintones. And speaking of neutrals, they are on trend for spring make up this year. Here are some great neutral picks to change up your routine but still look soft & muted. These are some great daytime options. Scroll through the slideshow to check out my … [Read more...]

Casual Chic for Spring #FashionFriday


We had a little taste of spring on Tuesday when it hit 61 degrees here in Philly. I opened up the windows and aired the house out a bit and it was divine. Of course now we're back to painfully frigid temps - just one more day in the epically cold never-ending winter.  I'm ignoring it and once again going spring trends for Fashion Friday just … [Read more...]

I’m OBSESSED (They Added More Sizes to the @Athleta Sale on @Zulily)! I Bought MORE!

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I can't help myself. I signed up to get an email if this dress came back in stock in my size and it did this morning! Noticed they added more inventory on other goods too.  Must. Control.  Self. But isn't this so cute?  I just got this one for the summer:  Meteor Gray Pack Everywhere Dress ($44.99 on Zulily.com, normally $89 at Athleta) … [Read more...]

Check Out My Cute New Flats from Shoebuy.com, Plus 20% off Coupon Code

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Pretty soon we'll be putting away the boots and hopping into some spring shoes (I hope soon!) like flats and dare I hope for it, some open-toed wedges?  Shoebuy.com has great prices on brands you love at discounted prices.  I love Shoebuy.com not only because they have competitive prices but they always seem to sport some great coupon code for … [Read more...]

Athleta on Zulily! RUN! (And, What I Bought)

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Officially the worst blogger only for only telling you this after 12:00 but I've been at the gym all morning and only just found out that Athleta is on sale at Zulily today!  I got a text from my friend Rachel and was basically pushing the speed limit to get home as I drove back from the gym so I could get online and check it out. These sales … [Read more...]

New Flavors from ChapStick are Perfect Easter Basket Goodies!


How fun are these new spring flavors of ChapStick? ChapStick Pomegrante GumDrop & ChapStick Citrus Jelly Bean can be found at your local Walmart, CVS and Walgreens as of March 1st.  We got a sample pack of both flavors the other day and my boys loved both although are only going with the Citrus Jelly Bean now because it's orange and they think … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Nails #Pinspiration

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Time to get my Irish on!  Less than a week 'til St. Patrick's Day and I find myself pinning some cute nail polish ideas for St. Patrick's Day.  Here were a few that I found on Pinterest that I loved.  I haven't tried any yet but I'm Pin-spired and will be trying one soon.  Which do you like?: St. Patty's Day Nails from the Polished Nail So, So … [Read more...]

My Wish List from the Container Store


Happy day!  They've finally opened up the Container Store in my local area.  I went for a blogger luncheon and visit last week to scope out the new store and all it did was inspire me to get more organized in my house.  Which is a good thing, trust me.  It's also a good thing there are places like the Container Store that make it easy to get … [Read more...]

I Get Older; They Get Stronger

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We've been doing a lot of family skiing this winter - more than any winter previously, and as of this weekend's latest day trip, my boys (10 & 7) are officially better skiers than I am. It happened quickly:  At the beginning of this season we still  had them on beginner slopes and hubby and I each had to pair off with a kid to make sure they … [Read more...]

Buy 2-Get-1 Free: Dubble Trubble @Target Sale

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For the last month or so, my boys have been using a new shampoo in the shower - it's Dubble Trubble, an organic line of children's hair and body care products.  They're based out of the UK but US folks can buy their line exclusively at Target.  This is what my guys have been using - the Cucumber 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash ($4.99 at Target.com). … [Read more...]

Cute Spring Workout Gear #FashionFriday

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I'm having a rough time getting my running mojo back.  After being in Florida last month and enjoying a couple of runs on the beach, I remembered how awesome it is to put one foot after the other and to BE OUTSIDE in the fresh air and sunshine.  I got that runner's high feeling and promised myself I would step up my running game when I got … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Story Found in The Rosie Project {Book Review} And: Kindle Version On Sale $1.99 on Amazon!

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One of the reasons I'm loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick … [Read more...]

Desperately Seeking… A Cute Backpack.

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Anyone ever noticed the lack of cute backpacks for Moms?  I'm a huge fan of the concept of a backpack.  I love being hands free - especially when I'm traveling but even just in every day life. Last year, I bought this Vera Bradley backpack for a trip to Disney World.  It's cute for sure and I have used it a BUNCH since I got it last year - so … [Read more...]