The Results: Here Are Your Favorite Lipsticks!

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On the Mommies with Style fan page on Facebook last week, I asked everyone what their favorite lipstick was.  I'm always looking for new lipsticks & shades and I find the best way to find new makeup is via friends and recommendations of others.  Here are the results of my ask - love the variety! Clarissa loves Nars Roman Holiday, … [Read more...]

Putting my Challenged Cooking Skills to the Test at Sur La Table

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Last Saturday night I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table.  The class was called Flavors of Spain so naturally, we were learning how to make a variety of dishes native to Spain. I almost didn't make it to the class. I had signed up weeks before and on the day of the class we had decided to head up to the Poconos for a quick day of … [Read more...]

Recipe: Thin Mint Cupcakes

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Thin Mints ... AND cupcakes?  Unless you don't like chocolate, who could turn that down?  Totally jonesing to make this delish recipe from a friend that combines a favorite Girl Scout Cookie with chocolate cupcakes.  You just can't go wrong with a combo like that. Recipe:  Thin Mint Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcake 1/2 cup unsweetened … [Read more...]

What’s In My Bag?

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Have you guys ever seen these featured?  I love seeing these posts when others share what's inside of their bag.  So here's what's in mine. I've been carrying my J.Jill Bucket Bag this month and still love it.  I didn't cheat and clean up so that hopefully explains the craziness of my purse.  Yes that's a Skylander, no I have no clue why it was … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Neutrogena Goodies & Target Gift Card

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Big fan of Neutrogena products over here.  I've been working with them for the last few years and some of my favorite beauty products are by Neutrogena.  For 2015, they have a ton of great new products and I am happy to post that I have a box of new goodies to giveaway plus a $50 Target gift card. The goodies will include some of my favorites … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 Released on DVD Today

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My kids and hubby had seen it but I just had a chance to watch Big Hero 6 for the first time over the weekend last weekend. It's such a cute movie! Definitely up there as one of my more favorite Disney movies and I'm happy we're able to add the DVD to our collection as I'm sure we'll be watching this one again. Big Hero 6 released today - you … [Read more...]

The Book for YOU: The Fringe Hours by @jessicanturner #FringeHours

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When I was in my 20s, I think I would have laughed at myself at 40 feeling like I would need a book to help me figure out how to make time for myself.  Of course in my 20s, I didn't have kids or a schedule that involved much other than going to work, going home and feeding myself.  My 20s are the last time I actually remember feeling like I had all … [Read more...]

Recipe: Guinness Cake {Great for St. Patrick’s Day Parties!}

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How perfectly delicious and appropriate does this Guinness Cake look for the month of March?  Such a great recipe to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day party! Recipe:  Guinness Cake Ingredients {Cake} 2 cups Guinness Stout 4 sticks Butter 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]

#FashionFriday: The Bundle Up & Stay Home Post

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Here's a nice little diddy from the Weather Channel about our weather tonight into tomorrow here in Philadelphia. Fun times, right? On top of the unbearable cold, I am home with one kid sick. Other than heading to the bus stop, I really can't say that I'm very compelled to leave the house. Rather than dreaming of Florida and our trip last week, … [Read more...]

Rockin’ the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Thru Florida #ToyotaRoadTrip #LetsGoPlaces

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While we were in Florida last weekend, Toyota was kind enough to lend us their newest 2015 Highlander Hybrid to test out and drive around on vacation.  While I'm still driving at minivan at home, I can say with confidence that my next car WILL NOT be a minivan and will be a smaller SUV of some sort.  Our needs have moved beyond the minivan but we … [Read more...]

Re-Entry is Painful

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So I'm still here. I took a beautiful 6 days off over the long weekend with the family down in Marco Island, Florida {hotel: Marriott Marco Island}. It was glorious. The first few days were in the high 60s and a bit windy so not exactly tropical but it beat being at home in the ice and snow. And then these last few days - perfect. High 70s - not … [Read more...]

Bucket Bag: The Purse Trend for 2015 #FashionFriday

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We've been seeing the bucket bag style purse emerge more lately.  For last week's Fashion Friday, I posted about my new J. Jill Bucket Bag and I am loving using it! What's not to love about the relaxed look with added functionality. Continuing last week's theme, I went to do a search for today's Fashion Friday and to collect a few more picks and … [Read more...]

New Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer

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New from Neutrogena in the makeup category for eyes is the Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer ($9.49, each).  They have 6 combination color products you can pick from, mostly neutrals plus a warm plum shade and a jazzy smokey steel option. Each of these come with a built in primer - what's not to love about THAT.  You … [Read more...]

10 Fun Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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It took me until this week to realize that Valentine's Day is falling on Saturday this year.  You know that's going to be one really popular night out!  We're about to leave for the beach so I can't complain but normally I'm a stay-at-home girl when it comes to a big night out like Valentine's Day. If you're staying home and looking to share a … [Read more...]

#Didyouknow February is #NationalHeartMonth? Join TONIGHT 2 talk heart healthy options @CVS_Extra 8pET #CVSHealthyHeart

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Were you guys aware that February is National Heart Month?  Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States.  Keeping healthy habits is just so important - exercising regularly and eating right.  Tonight I'll be chatting about National Heart Month along with CVS, who offers a great healthy snack option! #CVSHealthyHeart Twitter Party … [Read more...]

Affordable & Custom Trips to Europe with Trafalgar (Family Friendly Trips Too!)

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Both my husband and I loved to travel pre-kids.  When I was in college, I studied abroad in Edinburgh and then visited various parts of Europe when I was in my 20s; hubby did several group tours when he was in his 20s and has been to Europe, New Zealand, Australia and pretty much all over the map. I remember when I got pregnant with #1 and … [Read more...]

My Newest Favorite Purse: the Bucket Bag from J. Jill

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I've been wanting to get a bucket style purse for awhile now. I just love the relaxed look and the bucket bag is super trendy right now. So I was thrilled to be able to check out this new product from J. Jill:  the Bucket Bag ($149). I just adore everything about it - the slouched, relaxed look and the fact that it doesn't look all that big but … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCT: Neutrogena Naturals – Earth Friendly & Easy Peasy

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Don't let the 3 out of 5 stars review influence you on this one - that comment came from a guy who says he doesn't wear makeup so he doesn't need that product.  (Funny how he felt the need to comment - it cracked me up actually!)  Neutrogena's new Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a new favorite product of mine. … [Read more...]

Which Room Should I ReDo First: Family Room or Dining Room? #rfbloggers

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You guys may remember that I worked with Raymour & Flanigan last year to redo my bedroom.  It's still my favorite room in the house.  It's amazing how a change in furniture and look can really uplift your spirits and make you feel totally differently about a room. Having that change upstairs has really inspired me to want to change up some … [Read more...]