One thing I love to do with my kids is bake. Often in our free time you will find us in the kitchen whipping something up. My kids really love the sweets and have tons of fun helping mom. This last weekend we were able to create cake pops with our new Babycakes Cake Pop Maker. I had never made anything like this before so we were very excited to try it out. It did not take us long to make our first batch of cake pops. They turned out wonderful, soft, moist and delicious. The maker was really easy to use and the best part is that it cooks them in 4-5 minutes. After they are made then the real fun begins. The toppings were the most fun for my kids. They were able to make them how they wanted. With frosting, glazes and sprinkles they each had the flavors they wanted. My whole family loved the results and had fun trying all the different kinds we made. This is a really fun addition to our kitchen and we will be using it often. The maker comes with recipes a cake pop stand, cake pop sticks. You will also love how easy it is to clean. You can find it on the Babycakes website.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Paper Jamz has you covered. Their products can make your kids feel like real rockstars and are really affordable. They have everything your aspiring musician will need to put on a great show while having tons of fun. They have guitars, drums and more. One of their newest products is the Pro Series Microphone. You can read about some of the features below. And be on the look out for our review of their drums, microphone and guitar. You can find Paper Jamz on Facebook and Twitter!
It has been a while since my brother was running around the house like he was Conan. That was a long time ago and I was just a kid but I remember how much the boys in family loved Conan. Conan The Adventurer originally aired in Saturday morning syndication beginning in 1992 transitioning to a daily airing throughout 1993 in the second season.When I learned that they were releasing it to DVD I knew my son would also love it. When we got it my son wasted no time in watching it. He loved it and totally laughs when I tell him that show was one when I was a kid. Best yet my husband turned into a 10 year old boy glued to the DVD with my son. Really cute watching them together. I love how they bring back old school cartoons and characters for my kids to see. And you can have the DVD to. It will be released July 26,2011 and is jam packed with 13 episodes.You can read more about the DVD and enter to win your own copy!
Primo Jewels. They have an amazing collection of designer inspired jewelry. I could spend hours on their site and would love just about one of everything.
I never really imagined myself really needing shapewear. But after three kids, lack of exercise I do not look or feel as I once did. I do have my areas that I would like to smooth out or enhance. Finding a great shapewear piece should not only help you to look better but make you feel great as well. For me the durability and affordability and comfort are also very important. I have found just that with Vedette Shapewear. They have a really amazing selection that I have not found elsewhere.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This is an awesome site for parents. As my kids are getting a little bit older and more influenced by friends, the things that they hear about and want to watch, play or read are not always the things that they should be watching, playing, or reading. I like to know what my kids are watching, reading or listening to, and I don’t have time or desire to pre-screen everything. This is where Common Sense Media comes in.
Modern-twist. They are made from silky food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone and are really unique.
WomensHats.com. The Women's Scala Ribbon Sun Hat is the perfect example of a great sun hat. It looks great with the bow and ric-rac ribbon design. This crush-able and packable hat can go with you everywhere and still looks great. It is available in 4 great color choices and has a sun-protection value of UPF 50+. Overall I loved this hat. You can find this hat on their website for $30.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about fun kid photos and the stories behind them. Enter Plum's "Babies for Yum Caption Contest" on Facebook and you could win a $100 gift card or Plum goodies.
As a mom of three I have tons and tons of great pictures of the kids doing just about everything. I try and take my camera with me everywhere we go. Some of the pictures I take are like making the kids smile and stand together quietly while I get that one shot of everyone smiling (this is few and far between with my three). So more often then not I just point the camera and shoot! I can just about remember what we were doing in every picture I have taken. Pictures for me are like a physical reminder of the memories and the stories behind each photo. We have captured some really great things and we enjoy looking at our family photos.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels over the last few weeks and loved them. I had no idea that someone could be so creative with an item that we already know and love. Each one of their pretzels are hand twisted and made from scratch. They use all natural ingredients in each one. Not only did I love that but the amazing selection they have was just awesome.
Friday, July 1, 2011
I try to take advantage of every relaxing moment that I can. I am super busy being a mother and wife and really enjoy my down time. After the chores and care taking are done for the day you can usually find me in a patio chair with my feet kicked up and an adult beverage in hand. One of things I really have learned to enjoy is wine. A nice glass of wine and some relaxation seems to always do the trick for me to unwind.