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...]

Kindle Fire: Best Tablet & E-Reader Option for Kids

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We're definitely a Kindle family and I haven't been shy about sharing my love of our family Kindles. My last Kindle-related post was last month about stealing my kids' Paperwhite.  I can feel a little less guilty about it now that we also have a Kindle Fire for the kids. We got the Kindle Fire thanks to Staples and it's great that they now each … [Read more...]

New Snack Fav in Our House: Balance Bar & #Giveaway 4 Walmart Gift Card & Balance Bars

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Back in July sometime, I got a note about doing a campaign with Balance Bar and Walmart. I said yes because I'm always up for trying a new energy bar and then promptly forgot about it until earlier this week. I realized I hadn't checked it out yet so I sent hubby over to Walmart to pick us up a couple of boxes of Balance Bars and see what we … [Read more...]

Tomato & Dill Soup

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I've been reading a ton on healthy eating. I'm happy to report that week two of my healthy eating challenge has commenced and I'm already 3.5 pounds down. It wasn't just about losing weight but about eating healthier and getting back to some of the better eating habits I had before the summer. So, during my reading, one of the things I read was … [Read more...]

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...]