Monday, February 24, 2014

Fun Kid Friendly No Bake Desserts


The kitchen is always a fun place to spend time with kids but the oven and hot stove can be a hazard sometimes. These no-bake desserts are fun and easy to make, and your kids will have a blast assembling them and gobbling them up.  Simply click on the link for the recipes!






Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit


If you were recently engaged, congratulations!  There are so many things that you have to do for your wedding!  One thing you definitely should pack now - because it's super duper easy is a wedding day emergency kit.  That way, it's done and when you do need something from it - it'll be there!  Happy planning!

essie Nail Polish in Coral

These coral nail polishes by essie are to die for!  Simply beautiful and in every shade possible to match your coral outfits!  I love that they are chip resistant too! What's your favorite shade?  


Friday, February 21, 2014

Decorating With Animal Prints



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Decorating with animal print can easily spice up any room with a hint of exoticism.  Do you decorate with animal print?  Leave a comment on our blog with a link to your post and we'll choose some to link to!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

5 Delicious Lunches to Make for Work


Lunch breaks at work are typically an hour...just enough time to enjoy a delicious, homemade meal. The easy answer to lunch is to go out, but this becomes expensive very quickly. Here are some great lunch ideas you can make at home so you can save your money for a new pair of shoes!  What are some of your favorite lunches?







Striped Wifey Tote

Seriously, how darling is this wifey tote bag?  Perfect for newlyweds or not-so-newlyweds, this tote is perfectly sized for an afternoon at the beach or farmer's market.  The adorable 'wifey' logo is also available in a cute gray tee and iPhone cases.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BPA Free Food Storage and Toys


First and foremost, I'm a mom.  I have 3 young children aged 8, 5, and a newborn.  Along with my husband, I try my very best to give them the very best upbringing possible.  BPA free products has always been at the back of my mind when buying things for them and with the latest articles stating that BPA can cross the blood brain barrier to hurt a developing brain, I've decided to be even more proactive in using BPA free products.

Here is a good rule for when you should use BPA free products:

Is the item in contact with food or drinks?  Does your child put the item in their mouth - even occasionally? Do you heat food or liquid in it?  And is there a chance that your child might be chewing on it?

Here is a good selection of toys, teethers, and BPA safe foodware that I've found.


Bora Bora, Tahiti - Paradise on Earth


We went to Bora Bora and Huahine for our honeymoon 12 years ago.  It is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to...now after seeing this picture, I can't wait to go back!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Act with Integrity


I love this quote.  It is how we run our business - with absolute integrity.

NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator for Babies



If you have a baby, I would HIGHLY recommend adding a NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator to your stash of baby necessities.  It seriously sounds like the grossest thing ever - to be sucking the snot out of your baby's nose with your mouth, but this thing works!!  And there are disposable filters in place that prevents snot and bacteria from getting INTO your mouth.  

This cold season, my poor little newborn caught 2 colds - one of them being RSV.  It sucked.  He was congested, he was coughing, and we were doing breathing treatments.  But one thing he did not have was a stuffy nose!  He actually enjoyed getting the snot sucked out.  He felt immediately better!  Babies can't blow their nose and don't know how to suck it down either so it's up to us to get it out.  The blue bulb syringe really doesn't work and it gets so gross inside.  I've even heard of some parents saying that mold grew in them because they couldn't dry it out.  

With the NoseFrida, you can see exactly how much gunk you got out of your baby's nose and then to clean it, you just detach the tube, throw out the filter, and clean.  

If you have one, how did you like it?  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oriental Chicken Salad



The oriental chicken salad is one of my favorites and is very easy to put together.  I usually buy the pre-shredded bags of iceberg lettuce, cabbage, and carrots to save time and combine them in equal amounts to form the base.  The following is what I usually combine to make one serving for lunch.

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup diced chicken breast
1/2 cup crispy chow mein noodles (La Choy makes a good one)
1/8 wedge of lime 
2 ounces of any Thai peanut or honey lime dressing

Directions:

Squeeze lime wedge over salad.  Toss everything together in a bowl and enjoy!  

Sophocles Quote


I love this quote.  So important to live a life of honesty.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese


I love a good spinach salad and this one is always at the top of my list!  Very simple ingredients and very delicious!

Ingredients:  

Spinach (I get the organic pre-washed spinach in a bag)
Goat Cheese
Strawberries
Candied almonds or pecans or walnuts
Poppy Seed Dressing

Directions:  

I didn't really measure anything out - I just eyeballed everything.  Combine everything together and toss with the dressing.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Style Guide: 40 Way to Tie A Scarf

Over 40 Waves to Tie A Scarf


I love this tutorial!  It makes tying scarves so much easier with their step by step instructions!  

Here are some of my favorite places to shop for scarves:





Happy Valentine's Day Baby!



Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Here's a little love from my newborn to you!  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Get Organized with Baskets

I love baskets.  Really, who doesn't?  They help you organize a space and easily keeps everything in order.  I have baskets for towels, blankets, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, toys, knick knacks, scarves, you name it - I've got it.  It makes picking up after 3 kids a lot easier and because they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, there's something for every room in the house!  Here are some of my favorite ones:














Easy Valentine's Day Craft Ideas for Children


Valentine's Day is almost here and I love doing some easy crafts with the children when they get home from school.  Here are a few that I found that can easily be done with supplies around the house.  





















Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Bride's To-Do List

Congratulations on your recent engagement!  Wedding planning can be as much fun as you want it to be or as stressful as you make it.  I highly recommend making it fun and relaxing.  Take a look at these tips for a great start!

Asian Crunch Salad

I love to cook but lately with a newborn that hasn't really happened.  I do love salads because they're so easy to put together and this Asian Crunch Salad is super delicious!



 Recipe for 2 Servings:

2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced green papaya
1/2 cup thinly sliced diakon radish
1/2 cup julienned carrots
1 cup diced chicken breast
1/2 cup fried wonton strips
1 wedge of lime squeezed over salad

Toss all together with your choice of asian style dressing.  One of my favorites is the spicy peanut vinaigrette from Trader Joes.  It would also taste great if you added matchstick cucumbers, avocado, bell peppers, and/or mandarin oranges.






Spring 2014 Trend - Paisley

The beautiful paisley print isn't only for men's ties anymore! Look for a lot of paisley prints from swimwear to bedding in Spring 2014 collections!  Some are more subtle mixed in with other patterns while others cannot be mistaken for anything other than paisley! Take a look at the ones we've found for you.




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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Church of Trees in Belgium



Absolutely beautiful.  I must visit Belgium someday and find this gorgeous place.
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