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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Michael Todd True Organics Skincare {GIVEAWAY!}

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Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I am so ready to get full swing into Christmas!!
I'm so excited, I LOVE this time of the year :)
The only thing that's not so great about this time of the year is these winter months can wreck havoc on our skin :(
Since that's the case why not give a loved one (or yourself!) a little pampering??
 I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with KMR Communications through to bring {1} of you lucky readers {3} products from Michael Todd True Organics - a skincare line loved by celebrities including Carmen Electra, Jilian Michaels, Tori Spelling, and more.
Their motto is
"You'll love what's in it. You'll love even more what's not."
Magento Commerce

The exact products the winner will receive will be a surprise, but the 3 products may include any of their following best sellers:

Friday, November 22, 2013

DIY Death Star Pinata

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Even though Thanksgiving is next week, my mind has been rather occupied elsewhere.
I have a certain amazing little guy in my life who just turned 5 last week.
The first two weeks of November were spent planning his awesome birthday bash.
I have discovered that I LOVE to plan birthday parties, and now that my son is older it's so fun to bounce ideas back and forth and give him something he really loves.
Last year for his 4th birthday bash we had the infamous Avengers themed party.
We made a Captain America Shield Pinata from cardboard. That pinata didn't cost me a penny to make, and it was awesome.
For this year's party my son requested a Lego Star Wars theme. As soon as he said that we both knew we had to make a Death Star pinata.
Now this pinata did cost me $2.50 because I bought a ball.
I didn't have a ball on hand that was the right size...I realized later that a beach ball would have worked perfectly though...oh well.

Monday, November 11, 2013

DIY Seashell Picture Frame

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Have you ever taken a trip to the beach and taken a cute sand photo and collected some shells?
Well, I have a small project for you!
About two days before we moved from California back to Utah we decided to go to the beach one more time. It was 'our beach' because we went to the same spot every time.
We knew it was our last trip to there for a while...maybe a couple of we wanted to somehow remember it.
We did the classic footprints in the sand of each member of our little family. (Yes, we had our then 2 month old do a little chubby footprint as well :) )
While we lived in California we went to the beach MANY times and my son loved collecting seashells.
Over time a bunch of the shells broke or got lost, so I wanted a way to keep the shells intact and also display our cute picture.
This is what I came up with.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Easy Halloween Breakfast

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I know Halloween was already almost a whole week ago, but I am finally just getting around to this post...that might tell you how crazy my week has been!
Holidays are so much more fun with kids!
My son was so super excited for Halloween, and the night before (yeah procrastinator I know...) I decided I wanted to make his breakfast a little special to start the day off right.
Since my decision was so last minute, I didn't have a lot of prep time.
This is what I came up with.

So first thing in the morning I whipped up a batch of pancakes from an old recipe I've used forever.
My husband once made chocolate chip pancakes for my son, and he loved them, so I decided to make a pumpkin face out of chocolate chips.
It doesn't look as glamorous as it did in my head, but it still worked!
For the 'ghost milk' I just grabbed a glass cup and painted on a face with black acrylic craft paint.
*Let the paint dry completely so little fingers don't get dirty!
(And don't worry folks, the paint was super easy to clean off. I just ran it under water for a second and wiped it off with my fingers.)
The most important note is my son's reaction.
He LOVED it!
He loved it so much, the next day he asked for 'pumpkin orange juice', and even though Halloween was technically over, I had to give in :)
This was such a hit that I think we'll have to do it again next year!

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