Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Time Giveaway!!

It's here!!  Happy Summer Vacation!!!

I know some mamas are literally jumping for joy, especially the teacher mamas.. I also know that some of us are a bit anxious thinking, "two whole months with my kids and no school!?!?" 

Yes, we all love and absolutely adore our children, but we allll can admit that they can certainly drive us a little cray-cray here and there, especially after the first few weeks of summer vacation #ireallydolovemychildren...With that said, I have an amazing giveaway to offer you mamas from a  fellow accessory enthusiast of mine!

Remember this necklace I was raving about in a recent FB post (refresh your memory here)?

This is the Matthew 17:20 necklace by Premier Designs.   Its inspiring message helped me get through a rough time while weaning Brayden.
 "... I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

My dear friend, who is also my Premier Designs accessory stylist, Diane, (check out her FB page, Accessorize with Diane) wanted to offer this necklace to a mama who can use some "Mama 
Power" here and there... This little mustard seed has such much power- you'll see!

To enter to win the beauty, just follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook Pages.  You can do that by clicking each option in the Rafflecopter widget.  The giveaway ends Sunday evening and the winner will be announced on Monday morning!  Good luck Mamas! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Clean Oatmeal Muffins-Yum!

I finally found a delicious recipe for clean oatmeal!  The last time I attempted to make anything with Old Fashioned Rolled oats, I was not thrilled.. In fact, the whole dish went right in the garbage!   However, these little muffins are super tasty and easy to make!  These are NOT gluten free!

You Need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened (apples in Vitamix or blender work well, too)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup chia or flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Toppings such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries chopped apples, raisins, chocolate/peanut butter morsels 

Do This
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix eggs, vanilla, milk, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
  • Add in oats, chia or flax seeds (if using), cinnamon, and baking powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Grease a muffin pan or line with cupcake liners
  • Divide mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups.
  • Adding topping
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean like a cake.

I put them in a ziplock in the fridge and The Hubs and I are eating one every morning.  Pop it in microwave for 30 seconds- done!  I also put some peanut butter in mine this morning- perfect touch! 

21 Day Fix Friendly- one yellow and 1/4 purple (depending on toppings).

Again- NOT gluten free.  

I'm such a fan of these!  Can't wait to make another batch and try different toppings.. Will you give it a whirl?  You won't be disappointed! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What.They.Wore.Wednesday {B and So}

Our knockout roses just started to bloom which made the perfect background for pictures... for about 5 seconds.. Enjoy my little lovies ;)

Hat- Target
Shirt- Old Navy
Camo Shorts- Old Navy
Shoes- Stride Rite

Shirt- Gift
Shorts- Target

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Memories {Gone fishin'}

I'm sure you wouldn't have guessed I was quite the Tomboy growing up.  Living on a farm and being around 18 wheelers since the day you were born would do the trick!  I wouldn't change riding my dirt bike and ATV for hours at a time, getting all decked out in camo to go hunting with my dad (never shot anything.. I was more of his 'sidekick'), or helping him roll up the water hose #troncillitowater after filling a pool. 

One of my favorite memories- fishing. Whether it was fishing with my Dad in the ponds close to our home or getting up at 5:00 AM to go with my Poppy- I always enjoyed casting the rod and watching for the dobber to go under.  I must admit, 9 times out of 10, I wouldn't put the worm on the hook or get the fish off the hook- I left that for the men... That's just plain  

Last night, Sophia had her first fishing expedition with my dad (her Poppy) and Poppy (Big Pop).. I couldn't stop smiling- the excitement of my dad casting her line for her was contagious. Her focus while reeling the lure in was impressive and watching my Dad with her brought me back to my favorite tomboy memories.  
Sophia, I hope you have many more memories like this- I know you will cherish them as well as those who helped make them memorable. #thankyoudaddy.
Getting ready!
Out it goes! 
Teaching her to crank her lure in
Big girl doing it all by herself!
Her FIRST fish!!!
Checkin' it out
Her second fish- HUGE Bass with Big Pop
On our way home after our first successful fishing trip!

*No fish were harmed during our fishing trip.. They were put back in the water.. #justkeepswimming

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

B's Cake Smash + Family Photo Shoot

Here is Brayden's first birthday cake smash plus our Spring family photos.  As always, Katie Lewin Photography never disappoints! 

Spring family photos.. Check out our sneakers ;)

I know I'm biased here but how beautiful is my girl?
My little loves 
Our big lil dude!
He's such a good Daddy
Pink, gray, black and turquoise Converse ;)

Outfit Details:

Dress- Old Navy
Converse- Kohl's
Jacket- Children's Place

Shirt & Pants: Old Navy
Converse- Kohl's

Shirt- Kohls
Pants- American Eagle
Converse- Kohl's

Dress- Old Navy
Jacket- Kohl's
Converse- Kohl's
Belt & Necklace- Target