About Me

6.09.2018

Save on Potty Training Essentials

This post is sponsored by Huggies, Pull-Ups, GoodNites but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.



As you probably already know... I pretty much have the best husband ever and frankly, I think D agrees most days.

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He does so much for D and I, it amazes me each time I see him do something thoughtful and helpful for our family. I don't know he does it, but on a daily basis I wonder how I got so lucky... and while I hope he feels the same way, I'm really hoping he'll like his little father's day present I decided to get him.

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After sending him on weekly trips to the supermarket to get diapers since D was a newborn, I decided to take it upon myself this month, in honor of Father's day... I'm stepping up and taking on the responsibility of grabbing the diapers and it's been so much easier than I could have imagined.

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I mean, don't get me wrong, I love buying from the local markets but buying from Amazon and having pull ups and diapers delivered next day (or at least with a couple of days) is so easy. The best part is you can save $3 by clipping the coupons on the site AND if you subscribe and save you'll snag another 20% off...


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So if you're a fellow toddler mama, grab your kiddos and get ready to save on their potty training essentials now!

Girl's Night Essentials!

This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Let's get super awkward and real here...


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 Mom life is tough... and so rewarding. It's the best thing I've ever experienced and also the most challenging, from staying up late at night soothing tummies to the wild mornings chasing her around, it never stops.... but she's so worth it.

I wouldn't trade her for the world, don't get me wrong. She's my everything... but I also wouldn't mind having a mom's night here or there or planning a girls weekend some day. 

While I'm over here daydreaming about my next adventure, I'm also being realistic and planning what I'm going to bring on this little vacation from parenthood. Funny thing is, the ticket isn't booked for our girls weekend yet and a mom's night is something I desperately need but also haven't scheduled yet.


So you're probably wondering, what's in my mom bag for my plotted mom's night?

Here's the scoop, I plan to pack the essentials and that's it. So I'll have some jewelry, my favorite pair of heels, a fun simple game to play with my besties, a few of my favorite sundresses... and Poise Contour fit, for those moments when I or someone in our group laugh a little too hard at our inside jokes and our mom bladders show how incapable they can be. LOL.

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It's not fun to talk about, but it's a reality. One that Poise has nearly eliminated.

Are you a fellow mom who could use a getaway.. or maybe you're also feeling like you need to try Poise? Be sure you check out this coupon to make sure you save when you stock up on your essentials and lucky for you, it's almost all available at Walmart!



How I get my EASY beachy look with Dove!

This post is sponsored by Dove Hair Care but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


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Having naturally wild curly hair, I've had to learn to pick my battles.  Some days, it's just not worth all the effort of blowdrying and styling the curl out... especially living in Florida. It's been a lifetime long battle of treatments, products, and gizmos to try and tame the frizz and keep it looking polished.

But, lately, I've been embracing the curl... there's just something so beautiful to simplicity... So I've been using less products and gadgets to try and tame my mane... and honestly, it's looking healthier  than normal thanks to Dov.

Wondering how I achieve my easy, beachy hair?


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It's simple... I wash with Dove Thickening Ritual Shampoo and Conditioner, then I just towel dry, brush with my fingers, and apply a little leave in conditioner... Once it's almost dry, I spray a smidge of Dove Compressed Flexible Hold Hairspray in to help with the frizz and then I let it go.
My hair NEEDED some TLC after years of mistreating it, so finding this way to hydrate and let my hair rest, while also not having to deal with a handful of products is a huge bonus



Are you a fellow curly girly? Check out Dove.... and see how this line can help you restore and beautify your mane. 

5.25.2018

Our Memorial Day Backyard Lunch Date with Unique & Delicious Summertime Recipes: Fancy Tacos & Florida Hot Dogs

This  post  is  sponsored  by    Tyson    Foods,  Inc.  ,  but  the  content  and  opinions  are  my  own.

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Memorial Day is approaching rapidly, which means BBQ and sundress season is in full swing, and I'm in my own little version of heaven because of that fact. This is part of what life really is all about after all - comfy clothes and good food... am I right?

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With this holiday approaching quickly, I finally decided to get into the spirit of summer and have a little family lunch date on our back patio.

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After all, what's better than a home-cooked meal enjoyed with your family? The thing is, I wasn't traditional in the slightest with our menu... which made this little Backyard Lunch Date that much more tasty and amazing!

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Plus, like the genius I am, I decided to go ahead and make some of our dishes in advance, which made for easy prep since half of our food was already ready to go and we just took the other half of our adventure out to the grill when it was time.

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Making Ball Park® Hot Dogs was a breeze, just a a few minutes on the grill and then slid into a couple  of Ball Park Hot Dog Buns, topped with piquante peppers and pineapple for a fun, tropical flair - ya know, Florida style dogs!

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Next on the menu was our Fancy Tacos... because, well, if you know me, you know I have to have tacos for every occasion. These Tyson® Chicken tacos may very well be THE BEST we've ever made at home though, so hurry up and jot this recipe down:

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Ingredients:


Fancy Chicken Tacos:
1 lb Tyson® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, sliced into approximately 1/2" pieces
Corn Tortillas
3 tbsp butter

Chicken Seasonings:
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp coriander
1 tbsp vegetable oil
6 pieces of bacon, already cooked to a crispy texture, made into bits


Goat Cheese Crema:
1 cup Sour cream
2 oz Goat Cheese
1 clove dried garlic

Tropical Florida Hot Dogs:
Ball Park® Hot Dogs
Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns
Piquante Peppers
Pineapple

Beverages:
Lipton® Iced Tea Bags
Water

Prep:


To get this cooking party started, combine all seasonings listed above. Then go ahead and drizzle the vegetable oil over chicken in dish, evenly coating both sides. Then do the same, coating both sides with the seasoning mix.

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Grease pan well with 2 tbsp butter and on medium-high heat, add chicken, cook each side approximately 2 minutes then begin chopping/separating within the pan with spatula. Turn down to medium and continue shredding, add in bacon bits.

Now turn to low and add 1 more tbsp of butter while allowing the meat to simmer and warming tortillas in a pan.

While you're warming tortillas, if you wanna make the fanciest part of my fancy tacos, just toss the garlic, sour cream, and goat cheese into a food processor and let it spin for a few. I have found that this has a more amazing flavor once it's been warmed up a bit so I suggest pouring into a small sauce pan and letting it get a bit creamier on low heat for a few minutes.

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While you're standing there, warming tortillas, and making the crema, grab a pitcher of water and make your tea too. All you need to do is warm up water and stick in the tea bags. Lipton® tea bags work the magic beyond that. Just add ice and sugar to your preference once following box directions!

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After all this fun in the kitchen, it's time to head out to the grill and get your Ball Park® Hot Dogs grillin'! Just toss them on a medium heat grill and cook until the grill lines look delicious! Add into a Ball Park® Hot Dog bun and top with pineapple and chopped piquante peppers.

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That's it, your main dishes are ready to go! If you're wondering what else hubs and I prepped in advance, it was our famous guac & chips and a tasty and colorful black bean and mango salad. Two easy and amazing side dishes for this little bit of backyard shenanigans.

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The best part is, Delainey loved it all too! We'll be repeating this little day-date backyard BBQ fun pretty much every weekend this summer... but of course, we'll be out there on Memorial Day enjoying the weather and being thankful for our freedom & those who served our country!

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So tell me, how do you like to spend Memorial Day? If you plan on spending time near the grill, check out all the amazing deals you can find on Tyson®, Ball Park® Hot Dogs & Ball Park ® Hot Dog Buns, and more at Walmart.

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