#RedNoseDay Comes to America! Awesome Charity Initiative w/@Walgreens #promo #RedNose #ad

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A little over a week ago, I went on a top-secret whirlwind trip to Chicago. I wasn't allowed to share any details about it until so I'm just bursting at the seams to share with you all if you haven't already seen it on my Facebook page. I went to Chicago to witness the first sale of a Red Nose at Walgreens. Not sure what that's about? … [Read more...]

I took the Neutrogena #7DayManiStay Challenge

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Wahoo! I finally had my first manicure and pedicure of the season. The whole cuticle/nail thing was NOT pretty. As I was headed to Chicago for Red Nose Day, I thought it would be great to go RED. My hands were still cracked and dry from the winter and Neutrogena had recently reached out for me to get a manicure and challenged me to the 7 Day … [Read more...]

Flash Sale at Stella & Dot: 50% off

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So last time Stella & Dot had a flash sale, I got this Helena Necklace at 50% off and I am obsessed with it. I have been wearing it a ton and ALWAYS receive compliments. And I'm all about the 50% off! Stella & Dot is having another flash sale on the following items - get them while they are on big sale! Ends today at 9 pm PT. Stella … [Read more...]

Brighten Things Up Around Your Eyes: Sudden Change Product Review #InstantRetouchwithSuddenChange

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My eye area has always been an issue for me, despite age. Even when I was in college, I specifically remember being susceptible to purple bags and lines around my eyes when I was tired. So considering that look I had at 20, you guys can imagine how things look when I'm tired at 40. Disaster! I have many more reasons to be tired these days … [Read more...]

Huge Family Room Reveal: Re-Do of ALL FURNITURE

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You guys! Remember when I redid my Master Bedroom with Raymour & Flanigan last year? I said in that post that our bedroom was now my new favorite room in the house. And it was. Until last month. When we re-did our family room with Raymour & Flanigan. OMG people. I am so obsessed with this room, I can't possibly even communicate how much … [Read more...]

Spring Looks with Stitch Fix #6

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Stitch Fix Box #6 arrived while I was in Chicago so it was fun to have it waiting when I got home!  It had been awhile since I received my last box - Box #5 was right before the holidays and I had only kept one dress from that shipment and waited awhile to try the next one. {By the way, if you aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, you can visit my … [Read more...]

The Newest Summer Infant Video Monitors

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I love video monitors. There I said it. I find them completely and utterly necessary when it comes to kids, and I am not scared to admit that I still use one for my four year old. It's not that I am worried that something will happen to him at this point, but I love to see when he falls asleep, or if he's playing around in his room instead of … [Read more...]

We Got an Xbox One & What My Kids Are Playing

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Nate has been bothering me for several months now about wanting an Xbox One.  We have a Wii U and had an Xbox 360 and he really didn't play the Xbox much so I didn't see why he would suddenly start playing an Xbox One. But all of his friends were apparently on the One - but playing games like Call of Duty so I told him I was not starting with … [Read more...]

This Week’s Favorite Pins from Pinterest

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Are you guys as obsessed with Pinterest as I am?  It's my go-to now for a lot of things now, especially recipes.  I see so many gorgeous images and ideas on Pinterest and never do half of them but love the idea of having it all saved somewhere on a board. I love seeing what other people pin but sometimes it gets a little overwhelming, especially … [Read more...]

Dear Mother Nature, More Days Like Yesterday PLEASE

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April and May are going to be crazy for us.  Business trips, a big First Communion party and a trip to Disney, I feel like I'm totally scrambling. So when we woke up yesterday and saw that it was going to be a gorgeous day, I asked the kids what they wanted to do.  Cole's scheduled soccer game was cancelled due to some vandalism on his field … [Read more...]

Denim Jackets #FashionFriday

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One of the best things about spring is the ability to ditch the puffy/heavy winter jacket and trade it in for either no jacket or a light one.  I have a weird jacket obsession.  My husband's always asking why I have to have so many in the closet and I do admit that I way overbuy on jackets.  And for the winter... maybe he's justified in his … [Read more...]

Jamberry Nail’s Cute for Spring & Mother’s Day

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Have you guys heard of or used Jamberry Nails products yet?  They're nail wraps -- basically nail stickers that you apply over your nail and they come in all sorts of colors and fun designs. I've been hearing more and more about them in the last year or so and I was on the website today checking out some of the new spring/summer collection - … [Read more...]

Shelf Life of Makeup

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Ever wonder what the correct shelf life is for the goodies you have in your makeup bag?  I know that I'm TOTALLY guilt of keeping makeup items way past the shelf life so I recently thought I would look up and get specific answers. Truth be told, I was kind of shocked at how little some makeup products last!  Mascara - 2-3 months.  Out of all … [Read more...]

Discovered an Awesome Website & App for Parking ($5 Off Coupon Code Too!)

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We left our house at 6 am to make it to downtown Philadelphia and get to the start line with plenty of time for our race last weekend.  But one of the things I was really nervous about was parking. With thousands of people pouring into the city to park and run, and at a crazy early hour when not every parking garage was open, I was anxious about … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia Review & Recap #hc15k #hotchocolate15k #running #runchat

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On Saturday, my husband and I completed the Hot Chocolate 15k in Philadelphia.  (That's 9.3 miles.)  The only other big run I've done was the Broad Street Run in 2013 (10 miles). Running Broad Street is sort of thing here in Philly if you are a runner but now after running the Hot Chocolate race, I realize why I wasn't a fan. Broad Street is a … [Read more...]

Madewell at Nordstrom

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It was only a year ago that I discovered Madewell.  My friend Jen and I had gone into their store one day at the mall and I've been shopping there and loving their clothing line every since. As of this month, Madewell clothes are also now available at Nordstrom!  So great.  I love the style of Madewell clothes - everything's very relaxed and … [Read more...]

Recipe: Parmesan Crisps

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  Could these look and be any more addicting? I received this recipe from a friend and I just know that these would be gone in an instant in my house.  So simple - right?  It's basically just cooked cheese but they look so presentable and yummy, these would be fabulous to have on a plate at a party. Ingredients 8 ounces good quality … [Read more...]

Last Minute Easter Goodies at CVS

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I picked up some last minute Easter basket goodies at CVS the other day!  That place is a serious one-stop-shop.  I had a prescription to fill so I wandered the aisles and grabbed a few things that I thought would be good time to finish up what's going into my kids baskets. They're not huge on chocolate or candy but it's Easter so you gotta have … [Read more...]

Cooking Fun with Mangos #MakeitMango

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Last weekend, I got together with blogger & friend Kelly from the Centsible Life. We were tasked to make a few recipes with our kids using mangos thanks to the National Mango Board. We made the following three recipes: Cinco de Mango Quesadillas Frozen Yogurt Dipped Mango Pops Mango and Banana Smoothie We're fans of mangos in our … [Read more...]

Charlie Checks Out Rachael Ray Nutrish #NutrishZeroGrain @Nutrish

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  Charlie was all too happy to be the taste tester for this latest post.  I recently received a box of Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain pet food.  Did you guys know that Rachael Ray has a line of pet food?  I didn't!  She's been offering dog food since 2009 and forayed into the world of cat food in 2014. My cats are finicky, like all cats.  We … [Read more...]