DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

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This has to be one of the best teacher gift ideas I've seen in awhile! Here's a recipe from a friend for making a VERY easy DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub. I've included photos on the process and a printable for cute labels. ADORABLE! Use your favorite Essential Oil company for the Peppermint Essential Oils portion! DIY Peppermint Sugar … [Read more...]

Dream on Me: Insanely Gorgeous Cribs At An Affordable Price #MomMixer

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They did not have awesome cribs like this when my boys were babies! I would have absolutely adored having one of these colorful cribs in my boys' nurseries when they were little - just take a look at the great colors and beautiful simple designs in these Dream On Me cribs that were at Mom Mixer earlier in October: Aren't those just … [Read more...]


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Wanted to share a few pictures of our car from Truck-or-Treat last Friday night at my son's school. We've been going to Trunk-Or-Treat for the past few years and it's such a blast. For those not familiar with the concept - you decorate your car trunk and then the kiddos can trick or treat from car to car in a parking lot. People get really into … [Read more...]

Recipe: Frozen Wine-Soaked Strawberries {Monday Munchies}


Why didn't I think of this? OMG! This VERY EASY recipe for making frozen wine strawberries is sure to be a hit at your next Moms Night Out. Seriously, how fun is this? I'm going to totally make these and stick some of these frozen strawberries IN my wine as an ice cube... or enjoy plain.   Recipe: Frozen Wine-Soaked … [Read more...]

Review: I Swabbed Our Rescue Dog & Took The Wisdom Panel DNA Test To Find Her Heritage

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A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with a random lady at the dog park. We were talking about our rescue mixes. She told me she had recently tested her dog to find out what he was mixed with breed-wise using the Wisdom Panel. I hadn't heard of such a thing! Previously, I thought the only way to test my pup's heritage would be via an expensive … [Read more...]

Baked Goodies From Dancing Deer #MomMixer {$10 off $24.99 Coupon Code)


My kiddos and I discovered Dancing Deer Baking Company at Mom Mixer in Philly earlier this month. We had this display set up with Dancing Deer's Chocolate Chunk Brownies and their Molasses Cookies. They were soooo good you guys. I'm too embarrassed to admit how many of the brownies I ate but needless to say, I did not go hungry that day. They … [Read more...]

Top 10 Shows to Binge Watch with Verizon FIOS #FIOSPhilly


Does anyone actually watch live TV anymore? It's very rare that I actually sit down to watch a show that's happening right in the moment. I'm definitely spoiled by my DVR and by the ability to binge watch a show. If you're like me, you love to sink your teeth into a good show that you can binge watch. There's nothing better than finding a great … [Read more...]

Recipe: Pink Ribbon Cookies {Monday Munchies}

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These are perfect for October and breast cancer awareness month! Check it out. This recipe will make 2 dozen cookies. INGREDIENTS 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks) at room temperature 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar + 1/4 cup 2 large eggs 1 Tablespoon vanilla … [Read more...]

Join TODAY 2pmET 4 @Mabelhood #MabelHoliday Twitter Party w/@WhitneyMWS @ClassyMommy #MomMixer

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Hey friends - If you're around today and on Twitter, please join me for a Twitter Party centered around one of my favorite brands - Mabel's Labels. Mabel's Labels are the only labels I use on my boys school items and clothes and today we'll be talking about their labels but also some additional products they offer that you might not know about - … [Read more...]

Scarf Love #FashionFriday

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Wellllll, I think I can say that fall has finally hit us here in Philadelphia. We have been totally lucky with lingering summer temps but this week is the week it finally started feeling like fall weather. It's in the low 50s in the morning and can get up to the mid 70s in the afternoon but there's definitely a chill in the air early and late in … [Read more...]

DIY: Pumpkin Body Spice Scrub

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While I'm not much of a DIYer, I've recently learned how easy it is to make your own homemade scrub. We actually use a ton of store brought scrubs in our house. I actually keep some out but some in the shower - my boys get tough dry skin patches and nothing helps clean and soften a tough patch of skin (like their elbows) than a good scrub. It's … [Read more...]

What I Wore Wednesday


Gotta love fall weather. I am happy as a clamthese days where it's 75 most of the day but crisper in the morning. Monday I woke up and had the best run - I went out hoping to run 4 miles. I've been fighting a cold for weeks now that has definitely mucked with my workout mojo. I went out and felt so great, I ended up running 5! I came home and … [Read more...]

Puppy In My Pocket: The Little Girl Toy I May Be Buying My Husband For Christmas #MomMixer

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Okay, do you guys want to see something funny? Check this out. So a little over a week ago, I hosted Mom Mixer in Philly. My husband is always my photographer the day of the event; I'm typically running around like a lunatic and too crazy to remember to get any decent photos. So hubby, who doesn't do photos or anything social media-related for … [Read more...]

Big Stella & Dot News {Well, Big For Me} #FashionFriday Plus 50% off When You Spend $50 Deal #MomMixer

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I've been wearing Stella & Dot for years now and have spent God-knows-how-much money on jewelry and purses. I'm addicted! I've been to many parties with different hosts and many have commented how I should be selling it since I know so much and buy so much of the line. But I'm TOTALLY not a direct sales person so I have always said no. I … [Read more...]

Protect Your Children & Your Peace of Mind with Net Nanny {Plus Exclusive 20% Off Coupon Code} #MomMixer


Technology comes with manyadvantages and while we can all appreciate the convenience of what modern day tech offers our family, I think as parents we can also agree that a lot of caution needs to be exercised with our children and the Internet. It's a whole new world out there for parents. Our parents certainly didn't have this worry! Today's … [Read more...]

Where I Ask A Dog Expert How to Stop Maisie from Peeing On the Carpet

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So puppy training is going as well as to be expected lately... Maisie loves to chew pretty much anything she can get her little puppy teeth on. Our arms, the trim in the kitchen, toys and more. Here's a photo I snapped of her yesterday after she destroyed the tennis ball on the end of this pull toy. She's such a little nugget! But we love her … [Read more...]