Mixed Bag Designs: Awesome for Groceries, Gifts & More {And Green!} #MomMixer

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I'm always feeling very stylish when I'm carrying one of my Mixed Bag Designs bag. These reusable bags may not be holding anything too stylish if you're using them for groceries as I do, but you sure as heck look cute with one of these on your shoulder! I first learned about Mixed Bag Designs at a blogging event years ago and have been hooked on … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Entertainment with Zipz Wine #MomMixer

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to remind you guys about Zipz Wine, a brand I met and grew to love last summer.  This wine company makes a unique product - a wine glass WITH the wine, all packaged and ready for you to go in one.  They are just adorable for a picnic, to bring to a friend's house or any sort of travel where you'd like … [Read more...]

Wearable & Fashionable Technology: Is this Cool or Too Big Brother?

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An ad for Cuff, wearable "smart jewelry" popped up on my Facebook feed yesterday.  This was such a targeted ad for me since I love technology and fashion so of course I had to do a little click over to see what this was about. The picture looked like it was similar to a FitBit but I was really intrigued once I clicked through. It's wearable … [Read more...]

Basher History Books: Funny & Educational Kids Books

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At our school's recent book fair, my 10 year old picked up this book: Basher History:  States & Capitals - United We Stand ($8.09, Amazon).  He's in 5th grade and will be learning all of the states and capitals this year so I thought it was great that he bought this.  Colorful and animated, I wasn't surprised either - this book actually makes … [Read more...]

Learning About Eating Paleo & a Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free Too)

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My latest search for healthy eating & a way to help curb some autoimmune issues lead me to spending last week reading all about the Paleo diet. I'm sure you guys have heard about Paleo, otherwise known as the Caveman diet? I have always steered clear because I'm a former vegetarian who doesn't eat a ton of meat so it didn't seem like a good fit … [Read more...]

In Search of iPhone 6 Accessories

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I did it - I bit the bullet and ordered the iPhone 6.  Last week I was in my local Apple retailer getting my iPhone 5 battery replaced after Apple FINALLY announced that there were issues with certain iPhone5 batteries.  And because I love shiny new toys, I couldn't help but check out the iPhone 6.  The customer service girl was all to happy to … [Read more...]

Recipe: Easy Green Smoothie

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Growing old's definitely not for sissies. The latest beauty I've had with turning 40 was finding out that I needed gum surgery. You guys don't need to hear the details but as I sit here blogging, I've got 12 stitches in my mouth. Fun times. Recovery's actually been a lot easier than I thought - besides a swollen cheek that looks like I'm a chipmunk … [Read more...]

Fun Halloween House Decor

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We've really gotten into Halloween the last  couple of years around our house.   The kids just love it and I swear I go just as crazy with the decorations this time of year as I do for Christmas, even more so maybe ever since I did a campaign with Kmart for Halloween and we really stocked up on goodies.  Last year we had bloody chains and zombie … [Read more...]

No-Bake Egg-Free Cookie Dough Bars

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Do your kids like to eat raw cookie dough?  This is a recipe for you then, only it's safe because it's egg-free!  No baking involved! My neighbor Cindy introduced us to these. I may have to kill her for it. (Just kidding, love ya Cindy!) But these are seriously addicting in a not-low-calorie kind of way and it's using every ounce of restraint … [Read more...]

Recipe: Frozen S’mores

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Frozen S'mores, need I say more?  This one is a fabulous recipe to have and something you can make and then have on hand as a little goodie to enjoy anytime!  I do love fire pit S'mores but how nice to have an option that will last year round! I got these from my friend Zareen, who adapted this recipe from Marin Mama Cooks Frozen S'mores 8 … [Read more...]