Birthday Chip Frapp

This post was sponsored in part by Social Spotters on behalf of Shamrock Farms, all opinions are my own.  With Brando’s 1st birthday party quickly approaching I wanted to pick a theme that matched what he’s in love with. After a lot of deliberation we decided to have a “This Little Piggy” foodie themed birthday. So basically, we skip out on all the kitschy party decor, and go straight to what matters most: good food. While Brando won’t be partaking in […]

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Creating a Dining Nook on a Budget

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBias The newest member of our family, Baby Brando, is much more demanding than my first child Cash ever was. He loves to be held all the time, and wakes up much earlier than I had been accustomed to before he […]

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Cold-Brewed Coffee At Home

This family runs on coffee. While I am pregnant and only consume about one cup a day, my husband will clear the rest of the pot before 10am, and sometimes we’ll enjoy a cup for dessert as well. While piping hot cup of coffee is something I can enjoy when it’s a little chillier, hot beverages in general are difficult for me to enjoy when it’s 87 degrees outside. While I have tried brewing coffee and pouring it over ice […]

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#WHATIBOUGHTATTARGET

I’m new to this, so don’t be too harsh on me. I attended a blogging conference back in February that instructed all bloggers to get on Youtube and start making videos. Being the procrastinator I am at times, I’m just now starting a weekly video series entitled: “What I bought at Target.”  Come along for a joyous sarcastic ride filled with wonders of the one spot and more… #whatiboughtattarget Video I’ll be posting these confessionals every week, so hopefully my […]

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Egg Hunt Cupcakes

This is literally the FIRST time I’m using box cake mix in a recipe on my blog! While I love making things from scratch and putting the extra love and effort into things, sometimes I just want to make something because it’s fun, and not worry about the nutritional aspect of it! I mean, from scratch or not, this IS a cupcake full of sugar, it’s 100% okay to skip a step here and there sometimes for the sake of […]

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Easter Crafting & Decor – Giveaway Post!!!

I really love making things with Cash, and watching him while he explores and creates. Last year he was so small and it was his first Easter ever, so we just made some cute Carrots out of his footprints . They turned out really adorable, I made a set for each of the Grandparents, and they totally loved them so much I decided to make something fun this year for them too! This year since Cash is a bit older […]

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Pinterest Wins: The Struggle behind the Victory.

Lately it seems like “Pinterest Fail” photos and links are all over my social media news feeds. Being a blogger, and a crafty person, I typically am the one uploading and creating fun craft ideas and recipes. It’s a rare occasion for me to pin something and follow the directions, as I’m more of a “Pinned it, Spinned it” kind of girl. However, since I’ve been selected out of thousands of applicants to host an amazing #Disneyside @homecelebration, I wanted […]

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Merry & Bright. Inexpensive Christmas Decor Ideas.

I can’t explain how much I LOVE Christmas. I really let my inner child go nuts around this time of the year, and Christmas decorating is one of the ways I do so. Now, I realize these decorations will only be up for a little over a month in my home, so I don’t see a lot of point in spending a ton of money on decorations. Last year my mother gave us a nice 7 ft. fake tree, and […]

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip at home.

James and I have been lo-carbing it recently in order to shake off some pregnancy weight (yes he gained some sympathy lbs like a good fiancé does lol) and we’re really missing some of the things we’d get at restaurants when we eat out. Pizza being the main thing we’re struggling with, however we also miss things like chips, fried cheese, and you guessed it, Spinach and Artichoke dip. I knew that the fundamentals of spinach and artichoke dip were […]

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Drunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. The Perfect Fall Cocktail

Pumpkin everything is apparently everything right now. Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook have turned a what was once a casual seasonal flavor to an all out craze. I, being a lover of all things Pinnable have admittedly jumped aboard this bandwagon. Last year I did mini-pumpkin pie cheesecakes, which were amazing! This year since I’m not currently living with another person inside my body, I wanted to make a grown up cocktail that could be enjoyed at any point of any […]

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