Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Probably torturing myself by sharing this one today but the pictures are just so beautiful and drool-worthy that I couldn't help it.  Everyone who knows my story and knows from yesterday that I'm currently doing a juice cleanse & detox can get a good chuckle out of my chocolate cake share today! This one comes from a friend and looks … [Read more...]

Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

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I've been totally into quinoa ever since I first learned how to cook with it back in 2012 when I went to a cooking class in Philadelphia with P&G.  That was also the first night I actually learned how to pronounce quinoa - do you know how?  It's KEEN-WAH.  In case you were wondering.  I know was and I was definitely mangling the pronunciation … [Read more...]

Girls Night Out: Red Sangria Recipe

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I hosted our monthly girls poker night at my house last week. It was a nice night and the last poker night of the summer and I wanted to make something fruity and fun for our evening.  After searching for a couple of different sangria recipes, I came up with this one. I started with only a couple of cans of ginger ale but added two more to make it … [Read more...]

That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

Love This Little Desk from Land of Nod for the Kiddos – ON SALE

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What a great little spot and desk for the kid to do their homework after school.  Loving this Modern Schoolhouse Desk from Land of Nod that popped up on my Facebook feed today.  It's normally $399.99 but today through August 25th it's on sale for $339.15.  Also, most "school" related items are 15% off through August 15th on Land of Nod so check it … [Read more...]

Fun New Game: Tapple #SweetSuite14 #BBNYC

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So we're currently on vacation at the beach with some friends and I broke out Tapple a couple of nights ago.  It was a game that came in my Sweet Suite gift box and we thought we'd give it a try one night.  It's our new addiction!  This quick and fun game is great for both kids and parents and we've been playing it after hours adults only … [Read more...]

New LEGO Ninjago 3DS Game: LEGO Ninjago Nindroids

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If you happen to have any LEGO Ninjago fans in your house, you won't want to miss the news for the latest game - LEGO Ninjago Nindroids.  It's available for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Playstation Vita.  The game is based on the first five episodes of the new LEGO Ninjago Rebooted TV show.  There's more than 30 action packed levels and players … [Read more...]

Zipz Wine: All That & A Bag of Chips! (It’s Wine! On the Go!)

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One of my favorite brands at Blogger Bash earlier this month in NYC was Zipz Wine.  You can tell from this photo with my bloggy girlfriend Melissa that I was MORE THAN EXCITED to find Zipz Wine at the event. So I don't know if you guys can tell from the photo what it is but Zipz Wine is single serve wine glasses to go.  You can "unzip" the … [Read more...]

THE BIG REVEAL! Bedroom Makeover with Raymour & Flanigan

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Back in June, I posted that I was working with the furniture store Raymour & Flanigan, and that they were going to be helping me redo one of my rooms. I asked you all if I should do my dining room or my living room. Almost everyone voted for a resounding YES to re-doing our bedroom. I am not sure it it was because our old bedroom was looking … [Read more...]

5 Fun Adult Cocktails For Summer Parties

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Pinterest is one of my favorite spots to find fun, fruity summer drinks!  You can see how often I pin them on my Cocktails page.   Here's 5 favorites I am putting here to remind myself to consider for our next summer party. By the way, I don't drink vodka so these are all vodka free drinks - I love Rum & Tequila for summer drinks … [Read more...]