Friday Find: kidrobot BFF’s Blind Box

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Just as I was about to press the button to order Journey’s last few Christmas gifts, she walked in the room.  As I fumbled to switch screens on my laptop, she mentioned that she wanted to add bff’s to her list.  Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about.  Is it a bff necklace, a doll, a game—I had no clue.  She tried to explain something about an egg and a frying pan, but I wasn’t getting it.  So I googled it to find out and here they are: Continue reading

Friday Find: Personalized Stationery+More At Minted.com

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When Journey gave me her christmas list and I saw she wanted a personalized journal (a sure sign that she’s growing up!), I knew exactly where I was going to get it from.  I went straight to my fav stationery site, Minted.com.  One of the things that I love most about Minted is that they feature the fabulous work of independent artists across the globe.  I am always guaranteed to find a unique design that is just my style. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Pumpkin French Toast Bake w/Vanilla Sauce

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We are right in the middle of pumpkin season and I’m sharing yet another yummy pumpkin recipe.  I love this french toast bake because it’s easy and you can even prepare it the night before then just pop it in the oven in the morning.  Smells like heaven and tastes like it too! Continue reading

Friday Find: Alexander Wang For H&M | Kate & Jack Spade for GapKids

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Why am I posting my Friday Find on Thursday?  Because I was so busy preparing for the Halloween trick-or-treaters that didn’t even show up (but that’s another post) that I forgot to tell you about TWO HUGE fashion collabs that are in stores now—Alexander Wang for H&M and Kate Spade New York (girls) and Jack Spade (boys) for GapKids! Continue reading

Apple Pie Apples w/ Salted Caramel Drizzle

 

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I was tossing around what apple recipe I was going to feature on my tv segment this week and couldn’t make up my mind.  I wanted to make an apple pie, but I thought it was too traditional for tv.  Then I saw a picture of these and knew I had to try them. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Honey Pumpkin Muffins W/ Cream Cheese Icing

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Journey and I went to a pumpkin festival at an orchard.  It was my first time visiting a real pumpkin patch and picking my own pumpkins.  Since we had so many, Journey asked if we could make pumpkin muffins.  Of course! Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It seems that I’m starting to love pumpkin just as much as I do sweet potatoes.  Lately, I’ve been adding it to everything—including chocolate chip cookies.  I’m not sure why I decided to make them gluten-free.  I guess I was just curious about whether gluten-free baked goods could be as tasty as those that contain gluten.  And based on this cookie recipe, they absolutely can!  Continue reading

Friday Find: Best Deodorant For Kids

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I knew the day would come.  The day my daughter would make me second guess my senses.  Surely that wasn’t my little angel that just walked past me smelling like a teenager.  Not my baby!  But it happened.  When the weather broke last spring, so did my daughter’s hormones. Continue reading

Friday Find: The Best Lunch Box Ever

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While I am quite creative in the kitchen, when it comes to packing Journey’s lunch my ideas fall flat.  It’s just the beginning of October and she’s already getting bored with what’s in her lunchbox. I added a few new hot lunch options into the mix, but how many times can I do pasta? Then I came across this week’s find… Continue reading

Birthday Party Theme: Magic

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For her 7th birthday, Journey decided that she wanted a magic-themed party.  She also wanted to use her birthday to help put smiles on the faces of patients at the local children’s hospital.  Here’s what it looked like when we tied to two ideas together and created a party that was fun and fulfilling. Continue reading