Little Dusty Rose – Spoiled Already

Little Dusty Rose – Spoiled Already

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s official! Mr Adam Lavine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed a presumably gorgeous baby girl on September 21st – her name of course is unique and straight out of a rock and roll video. Little “Dusty Rose” has arrived and apparently will be followed by 100 other babies for the couple – Adam’s words not mine. It’s true, most kids with unique names hardly ever find things with their names monogrammed on them, but this little princess has an advantage – hope she likes pink! Here are a few…

Family Movie Night Fun With BINGO! #StreamTeam

Family Movie Night Fun With BINGO! #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I don’t know about you, but when it comes to watching a movie together as a family we are often interrupted by questions, trips to the bathroom and endless snack attacks. Seems that on matter what we do, when it is finally time to settle and enjoy a film, the kids are always too distracted to watch. At our house, Fridays are always secluded for popcorn, munchies and family-favorites. We make up our family room with blankets, lights and sometimes tents to set the mood and settle down…

The 80’s are BACK!

The 80’s are BACK!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ They say in fashion, that everything old will one day be new again. This statement has never been so true than it is now. Remember that era when Madonna was all the lace/velvet rage and style icons like Prince could rock shiny silver ensembles and still look masculine? Well, it’s bacccckkk! Textures and bold patterns have now returned to what I like to call the 80’s mash up. Here are a few tips to keep you in the loop this season, and maybe even have you digging out…

An Online Affair

An Online Affair

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Something about shopping that makes a woman feel better when she’s down, prettier when she needs it and happier when she just wants to forget about it. Something about the smell of new clothes, the crispness of new linens and the idea of having more… Something that makes me feel all tingly inside. What’s better? Online shopping! Endless hours browsing through catalogs for that perfect shirt or those coveted boots, that chaise for the family room or latest piece of tech….hours!! Fill the cart, budget the price and…

Spinach Broccoli Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups

Spinach Broccoli Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ These tiny little lunch time faves will be a hit with your little ones  and a go-to lunch time favorite because they can be easily frozen and used in bento boxes and lunch containers. Veggies included too! Ingredients: 2 cups pasta of choice 1 tbs unsalted butter 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 cup mozarella cheese (shredded) 2/3 cup bread crumbs *seasoned or non seasoned* 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1/cup spinach (raw or dethawed from freezer)…

Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I can’t believe that the new school year is less than a few weeks away, can you? So many emotions and so much to do before it all begins! Like most parents, we try to do our school shopping early but always tend to find ourselves shuffling at the very last minute to pick up those last few supplies just days before the big day. What makes it even more crazy is that this year my children are attending a school that does not have a uniform so that…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…

Healthy, Organic & Easy Mealtime Ideas #SeedsOfChangeCA

Healthy, Organic & Easy Mealtime Ideas #SeedsOfChangeCA

With the school rush just around the corner, mama is already stressing and trying to get new ideas for quick, nutritious meals for those after school rushes between homework and the dinner table. I am always looking for easy dinner ideas with sustainable nutritious ingredients for my little monsters and let me tell you first hand, this one can’t be beat! Seeds of Change offers bags of microwavable or stove-top rice flavors that you can quickly warm and serve! Read to eat in just 90 seconds flat – yes that’s right, 90 seconds!!…

Pokemon Go Is Taking Over The World – Literally!

Pokemon Go Is Taking Over The World – Literally!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Admittedly, I love a unique baby name – in fact my two munchkins were inspired by the names of Greek Gods with an added twist. Yes, I too hopped on the baby bandwagon when searching high and low for a different name for our child…but POKEMON? Really? At first I couldn’t believe that people would actually consider tiny little creatures for names of their tiny little bundles but it is true – people desperate for unique names for their children all over the world are getting inspired by the…

40 Cal Copy-Cat Iced Capp Secret Recipe!

40 Cal Copy-Cat Iced Capp Secret Recipe!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ This copycat Iced Cappuccino recipe will have you wanting more day after day, after day, after day. Trust me, I should know since I have 2 EVERY single day! After all, it’s only 8 oz in total of coffee for an entire day’s worth! Since experimenting with numerous recipes I have finally come to the PERFECT combination of froth, ice, and coffee all in a couple of pumps on your kitchen mixer! Curious to know how to skip out on that morning drive-thru visit to your local Tims?…