This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The holidays brings on some pretty darling fashions. From Pjs, to play wear to holiday apparel for photos and parties. You are sure to find holiday fashions for any occasion. …
Month: November 2016
I was given the mentioned product to review, always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Babies, toddler, kids… they all cost a lot. If you need some more winter fashions and you don’t want to break the bank check out healthtex. They have …
Do you think about your kid(s) future often? Motherhood can be overwhelming and for me being a working at home mom I don’t ever get a minute to myself. I go to every appointment and run all errands with my Izzy. One day as I stood in front of the mirror feeling stressed, smothered by motherhoods 24-7 duties and feeling unattractive from my slow and steady weight gain, I asked myself a question. I somehow found a moment for self reflection.
Do I want Isabella to look at herself and think like this or do I want her to have a healthy and stress free life?
The answer is simple, I want her to be healthy and stress free.
Of course I want my child to feel comfortable in her skin & lead a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically. So if I wanted this for her, why wasn’t I modeling it? Right then I decided I would own my tomorrow. I get up every morning at 5:30 am and have gotten my butt back into the gym. I deserve that alone time. My body needs my heart rate to increase during a workout and not just the million times a day I swear my kid accidentally almost sends herself to the ER. Do you feel like you save your kids life on a daily basis? Please tell me I’m not alone on this one.
Guys I’m shocked, but I LOVE going to the gym at 5:30 in the morning. I had gone in the past, also early in the morning, but I wasn’t enjoying it like I am now. I love it because I’m showing my child healthy living. I enjoy the endorphins and energy boost that keeps me going throughout the day. Most of all I’m loving my alone time. Mentally it gives me a time during the day that I don’t have to worry about anyone but me and that is something that I really want to teach Isabella one day. She needs to take care of her whole self.
That single question changed how I’m living my life! It’s going to change how my child grows up and how she thinks about me.
So I’m asking you, what question have you asked yourself that changed your life in a positive way?
Is it time for you to make a big change?
How are you going to own your tomorrow?
I’m encouraging you to join in on the conversation. Tell me how you will own your tomorrow. #ownyourtomorrow
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I love getting a little creative in the kitchen but most of all I love having little snacks, treats and meals prepped. I’m the mom that prefers a crockpot meal because it’s less clean up and it cooks itself all day. If you LOVE having fall treats in “to go” form, I’ve got just the tutorials for you.
First off you need to head to Walmart for your ingredients. I found all of my favorite fall treat ingredients there! Plus not to mention, if you have grocery pick up in your area then you can click here to save yourself and your friends $10 on your next Walmart purchase with their refer-a-friend promotion.
I snagged my favorite fall holiday baking items:
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Libby’s® Pure Pumpkin
Libby’s® Pumpkin Bread Kit (that’s right they have a bread kit!)
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Refrigerated Cookie Dough
For the recipe I’m sharing we will be using the Libby’s® Pumpkin Bread Kit and the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. You will also need vanilla icing (in a can is best), 4 eggs, water, oil, cake pop sticks, parchment paper, plastic wrap and ribbon.
Pumpkin Cake Pop
1. Follow the instructions on the Libbys Pumpkin Bread kit to make your cake. I used the baking instructions for a 13″ X 9″ cake. Don’t add the icing.
Once cooled cut the cake into 4 pieces and cut off the edges of the piece you will be using for the cake pops.
2. Crumb the bread in a bowl and add a dollop of vanilla icing. This cake is moist so you don’t need much icing. The icing is what helps it stick together. Keep in mind if it’s too moist then it won’t stick together. For a dryer cake you can add more to your cake pops.
3. Time to make and decorate the pops! You have 2 options when making them. You can roll your mx into balls and put them onto a parchment paper sheet in the fridge or you can use a cake call maker like this. Either way they need to go into the fridge for 2-3 hours. Once they are set you will start heating your chocolate (instructions on how below) and dip the stick into the balls. The chocolate helps keep the stick in place.
When melting your Nestle Chocolate in a pop stirring frequently on low/med heat. I also melted Nestle butterscotch morels as well to give a two toned look.
Dip your pop into the melted chocolate. For a two toned look drizzle or dip the top into another colored chocolate. I also added gold sprinkles to the top for a little glitz. Make sure you sprinkle those on top right away before the chocolate starts to harden.
4. Display your cake pops in a festive bowl with some tissue paper to help them stand in place.
Not having a party?
Grab some plastic wrap and tie a ribbon around each cake pop so they are ready to be snagged for a last minute playdate or mom night. You also never know when your signifiant other is going to spring on you that you are going to the in laws tonight! No worries you have dessert to go!
Easy and delicious! Head to Walmart now to grab your holiday baking items and make some delicious treats for your family and friends.
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The mentioned products shared in this post were given in exchange for an honest review. As always, you all know that the opinions here are 100% my own.
As a Mother I find myself choosing comfort over fashion unless I can put the two together. That’s a major bonus and exactly what I look for in clothes now. I also like versatile clothes that can go from mom at home, to entertaining, to out and about or even worn for a date night.
Sweet Lupine has a darling selection of clothes. I’d be shocked if you didn’t find something you LOVE.
I’m sharing two tops I’m adoring from Sweet Lupine! First up this Blue Diagonal Top how sweet and perfect is this top? I must say I really love that the bottom isn’t fitted so if I’m feeling bloated or squishy I don’t have to worry about my tummy.
Home: Cleaning up after tornado Izzy!
Home: Decorating the hutch
Out: Ready for a day date with the hubs!
Next up, the Grey Ruffle Sweater. This top is super soft and nursing friendly. If you are breast feeding I think it’s a must, I mean it’s a must even if you aren’t. I wish I had this when I was simultaneously baby wearing and nursing! Seriously perfect for a chilly fall or winter day.
Out: Date night ready!
Home: So comfortable to wear while cleaning up the house.
Relaxing: Do I need to say more? lol I do love my wine.
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