Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter 2014 Recap

April 20, 2014- My kids woke up excited and very quickly found their Easter baskets.   I was impressed with my daughter since she found her basket much faster then I anticipated.  It was in the washer and as soon as she walked in the room she opened the door and found it.  



My kids did not have any candy in their basket this year.   (We did an egg hunt at church last week so they have plenty from last weekend)  This year my daughter go two Frozen books and an Easter Dress.   My son got Batman socks and Lego's!  They both loved them!  




After having fun with my children it was time to get ready for church!   This year our church had some snacks for fellowship and did baptisms during Easter service... it was truly a great time.  




 The weather was amazing- 81 degrees!   We got adorable family pictures taken outside!  We went to the park and played and also ate a yummy meal.  



Happy Easter from our family to yours!  



Thursday, April 17, 2014

River Walk


We had our first 80 degree day last weekend and I am craving for more heat and sun since the weather went back to cold.  

The nice weather is coming back though, I just checked the forecast and Easter Sunday will be in the 70's!  :)

So on the first day of 80 degrees we went on a walk on the riverfront a couple times.   We enjoyed throwing rocks in the river and soaking up as much sun as possible since we are all pasty white!  


These are my munchkins and they add so much joy to the family!  I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!  xoxoxoxo

Ozeri ZK13-5PW Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection- Review


Disclaimer:  I received the Ozeri Kitchen Scale in exchange for an honest review.   I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.  

The Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale features a Microban antimicrobial product the prevents the growth of stain and odor- causing bacteria- the only kitchen scale with this technology.  It has two buttons- which are more like touch screen and four precision sensors.   The blue screen is backlit and precise tare button makes the scale super easy to use.  The scale does use two lithium batteries.  

What I like about this scale is the scale will automatically turn off after two minutes of not being used!   I am always forgetting to turn things off but I hate wasting batteries so this feature is perfect for people like me... forgetful!  :)

We have had the scale for about two weeks and it has been perfect for measuring our food into appropriate portion sizes.  We eat smoothies almost daily and this scale makes it easy to portion out the fruit and veggies so I know exactly how many calories I have consumed.  

The scale has several different units of measure- grams, ounces, fluid ounces, pounds, and milliliters. So no matter what you need to measure you have some choices on the unit.   

The best thing about the scale is the tare button.   When you turn on the scale it will automatically tare which makes it easy and nice!  The scale is small and compact so it can store very easily in any nook and cranny in your kitchen.

To get your scale you can click HERE.  






Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Selfie


Do you have the confidence to take a selfie and post it on social media?   

This year I turned 30 so I might not fit in the trends with the teens and young 20's but I was determined to try to take a selfie and post it on social media.   

There is always that vulnerability I have with putting a close up picture of myself out there but after a dozen or so pics I finally picked this one and put it on instagram and facebook.   

It's so easy to take your phone is times of boredom and take some pictures but the dreaded selfies were and far and few between... I mean I have kids to take pictures of! 

So what is really behind a selfie?   Some say it's bad as it shows selfishness, others say it creates drama.

More than 31 million Instagram photos have been hashtagged #slefie!!!  Another shocking stat 91% of teens have posted a selfie of themselves online. 

Wowzers... that is a ton!!  So I myself took several shots before finally liking the above image enough to share it on social media.   I did have control though I could have deleted it instead!   

So what is your take on the Selfie?  Good?  Bad?  Self Esteem Building?  Jealousy enduing?   

So let me know- have you shared a selfie lately?   




He was begging to paint my nails... silly boy!


I was having a mommy-daughter moment painting our nails when my 3 year old son was so jealous.   So I gave in and let him paint my nails!   Yep I am that daring but he was so thrilled to join the fun!   

What are some crazy things you have let your kids do?




Guest Post: Sophisticated Fashion During the Spring

With the flowers blooming and the sun shining, doesn’t it make you want to seize the day and go on a fashionable adventure? Now that spring has arrived you have a reason to head outdoors and get all dressed up for a fun outing. From spending time with your girlfriends to taking the kids to a movie or friend social, why not take advantage of the nice weather and the new seasonal fashion trends by embracing sophisticated fashion. You’ll look fabulous and will feel your best too in your new ensembles.

Graphic Tees are Basics that Create a Smashing Silhouette
Graphic tees can be your new bff because they can be used to create any type of stunning outfit by layering a tee-shirt underneath a dress or sweater, wearing your favorite tee with a pair of jeans, and also using a tee as a swimsuit cover up when it’s time to hit the pool or beach. There is a fantastic selection of graphic tees for gals carried by rue21 that you should check out. Browse the site for graphic tees and you will find a variety of tee-shirts that come in fun colors and patterns that you will adore and will create a smashing silhouette.

Leggings are Comfy and Chic
Leggings never go out of style, which is why they’re ideal to wear with a variety of ensembles. Pair leggings with a new floral spring dress for added security and hit the town. Leggings also work fantastic for when you’d like to arrive at the gym in a stylish workout outfit. Not to mention leggings also look great with a sparkly tunic or glam tee-shirt when you and your hubby have time to go on a fun, romantic date. Leggings can work with any outfit once you find the right printed leggings that you adore.

Embrace the Sales to Create Affordable Fashion
If you don’t have the budget to create all new outfits for spring time you’re not alone. It’s hard to have enough money for your family and yourself! If you love fashion there are easier ways to come up with a stylish silhouette: embrace the sales! Rue21 has excellent markdowns on their site, making online shopping convenient. Snag a tie dye tunic top or slim boot cut jeans and you’ll have a new affordable spring outfit that’s sophisticated and trendy. Now go out and enjoy the fabulous spring weather! 
 
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