Awesome Easter Basket Idea: Color Fill Jute Floor Bin from Land of Nod

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I found these Color Fill Jute Floor Bins in the Easter Basket section of Land of Nod and I LOVE this idea.  Who needs a basket when you can fill one of these and they are useful for storage after? The Color Fill Jute Floor Bin is $19.95 and Land of Nod is offering free shipping on ALL Easter basket orders over $25 TODAY ONLY.  They have some … [Read more...]

What’s Going In Your Child’s Easter Basket This Year?

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Maybe it's the fact that it snowed on Friday and it's still feeling like winter around here but it hit me over the weekend that Easter is just two weeks away!  Man did that sneak up on me. I figured I better get on the ball and start planning what's going in the Easter baskets.  My kids aren't big on candy - they will eat some here and there but … [Read more...]

Recipe: The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula

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Nothing like a good old stomach bug to force you to lose a few pounds and rethink your eating habits.  It had been a LONG time since I had gotten the dreaded bug (years) but my kids were kind enough to pass some germs along last week. Ugh.  It sucked.  'Nuff said, right?  Trying to see the silver lining, I did lose a few pounds.  But also? I am … [Read more...]

Introducing YouTube Kids: A New App From YouTube

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Parents of little kids - I am so jealous of you for having this app at your disposal!!  YouTube Kids would have been so awesome when my kids were small! And to tell you guys the truth, it's actually still pretty great for them at age 11 and 8. My kids love YouTube.  Especially my oldest.  In his spare time, if you can't find him playing … [Read more...]

#FashionFriday: Cute Rain Boots

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One of the warmer days this week, my boys wanted to go for a hike.  We had one on a bike, one on foot and a couple of neighbors and we did a little loop around the neighborhood.  It was SO NICE to get the fresh air but it's still really muddy and slushy out.  On top of that, I signed one of my kids up for spring soccer and I know the fields are … [Read more...]

For Your 4th-6th Grader – Amazing Book Series: Pendragon

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My formerly reluctant reader has done a 180 in the last two years.  Nate was never a fan of reading in the early years, something that drove me nuts as an avid reader myself.  Looking back, I realize I needed to just give it time because now, in 5th grade, he loves to read.  Since before the holidays, he has been reading the same series and has not … [Read more...]

Featuring: Cute Boot Socks for Spring!

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Yesterday I was out and about running some errands.  It was 50 degrees outside according to my car's thermometer and you would have thought I was in a tropical location for all the happiness the warm air and spring-like feel gave me.  I was wearing a pair of my fake Ugg boots and my feet were roasting and I was thinking how boot-wearing is about … [Read more...]

The Results: Your Favorite Mascaras

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Following on the heels of last week's favorite lipstick post, I bring you shares from friends & Mommies with Style readers on their favorite mascaras. So my go-to lately has been this BUXOM Lash Mascara, $19 at Sephora.com.  I got a small sample of it with a Sephora box way back when and really liked it.  It goes on thick but not … [Read more...]

Recipe: Samoa Brownie

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Following with last week's Girl Scout dessert theme {Thin Mint Cupcakes}, I have another delicious recipe for you that you can make with my FAVORITE Girl Scout Cookie - the Samoa! (Or Caramel Delites, as they call them here in PA. But I grew up calling them Samoas so they will always be Samoas to me.) Recipe:  Samoa Girl Scout cookie … [Read more...]

Spring Dresses from Anthropologie

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My kids went to school for a day and a half this week.  A DAY AND A HALF people.  Technically the half day was a 2 hour delay but I had to pick one up early for the orthodontist and you guys know how those delay days go - nothing gets done. As we sat inside for two days and I climbed the walls, I clicked on an ad for some adorable spring dresses … [Read more...]

30% off These Totally Fun St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirts For You & the Kids

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When I was checking out at Wegmans the other day with some St. Patrick's Day extras, the checkout lady commented, "isn't it funny how we all become a little Irish around St. Patrick's Day?"  We had a good laugh and I told her that I actually am half Irish.  She actually had an accent so I asked her where she was from and it turned out she was … [Read more...]

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...]