My Perfect Canvas + MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!!!


I love makeup. It’s such an addiction for me, buying it, trying out new looks and tutorials. Changing my entire look from day to night, or just playing with colors I don’t always wear. I just absolutely love everything about it!

Recently, I was sent some mineral makeup to try, and use. I had never heard of Mia Mariu brand of makeup before this review, so I honesty had no idea what to think. But, you know me! I am up for anything of it involves makeup!Continue Reading

Good2Grow Drinks


I first tried Good2Grow drinks a few months ago because they were cute and my kids begged me for them. I grabbed some for a short car trip we had to take and they loved them. At the time I literally had no idea what they were good for them too. Actually, one of the best options for kids juice on the market.Continue Reading

Road Trip 2014

Hey guys! I am fully mobile (and will be for the next few days)! Abbey, my mom and I are on a road trip to San Jose, California from San Diego. It’s about an 9 hour drive up the coast, but we’re making lots of stops along the way.Continue Reading

Tiger Nuts – The most interesting snack I’ve ever tried…


So I got a bag of these in the mail the other week. They are called Tiger Nuts and they are a very interesting snack.

First off, I have NO IDEA why they are called Tiger Nuts, but they are hailed as “The Healthiest Single Source Snack Food on the Market”. They are NOT nuts, and are actually a tuber (like a potato) that grow on the roots of sedge glass. It’s often found as a weed, but can also be grown as a grop. It’s been cultivated for thousands of years, for the edible “earth almonds” it produces, more commonly known as Tiger Nuts!Continue Reading

How to Eat Popcorn in Peace – with Febreze & Noseblindness + GIVEAWAY!

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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So around here, Popcorn is worth it’s weight in gold. It’s not just a fun and yummy snack, it’s one of the only things that can drag my kids out of their room… the delicious smell of fresh popped popcorn.

But here’s the thing, sometimes I don’t want to share my popcorn with my kids, and instead of hiding and eating it in the closet, and hoping my kids go Nose Blind, I have a new trick up my sleeve!Continue Reading

Clean Living, Like Whoa!

So I just finished a 6 day detoxifying cleanse. My full review is coming to the blog soon, but I thought I would just sit down tonight, and update everyone on my life lately.

So last week I started this cleanse. Being a blogger is awesome sometimes cuz I get to try a lot of cool stuff, usually gratis from the company. Sometimes you get in over your head and say yes to so many people and projects and then you’re super stressed. June was like that for me. I had so many great opportunities on my plate that I said yes to almost all of them. It’s what you do when you’re creating a blog and a brand. My plate raneth over.Continue Reading

Strawberry Balsamic Kefir Ice Cream (recipe)

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Strawberry Balasmic Kefir Ice Cream -

When I was a kid, every summer my dad would make strawberry ice cream. It was an all day event, dragging out our old ice cream maker, packing it with ice, rock salt and watching it churn for hours. Then another few hours until it was fully frozen. It wasn’t the best ice cream in the world, it wasn’t fluffy and light, but it was a homemade labor of love and it was my favorite. Big chunks of strawberries, frozen, not quite so well mixed in cream bits, and so firm my dad had to chisel it out with a big metal kitchen spoon.

Over the years my love for homemade strawberry ice cream hasn’t waned, and when I got an Ice Cream maker as a gift I knew my first batch would have to be strawberry, in honor of my daddy. Instead of using the heavy cream, I wanted to try something a little bit healthier so my recipe is made with kefir probiotic drink. It’s the cousin of yogurt, so to me it was an obvious choice. The addition of balsamic vinegar creates a delicious layer of flavor that hightens the sweetness and really makes the fresh strawberry flavor pop. I hope this recipe will become a staple in your home, as it has in mine.Continue Reading

What’s in my Bag? – PLUS! On the Go Snacks at a Wedding!

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What's in my bag - on the go snacks

This past week has been really up and down for me. I got some bad news at the beginning of the week, and then spent the remainder of the week taking it all in. It’s been rough. I am totally a stress eater. When my dad was sick, we ate a lot of fast food because we didn’t have time to prepare and cook and clean and fast food was easier for everyone. I don’t like going that route, besides the obvious negative health effects, it’s expensive! Between trekking the kids back and forth to play dates, parties, swim lessons and grandmas house, we’re in the car and on the go A LOT. I need on the go snacks too!

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BA Star Tropical Palette LOTD + GIVEAWAY!

BA STAR Tropical Palette

I have told you all how much I abhor makeup in the summer… It melts off your face, it makes you hot and sweaty, and just bleh.

When I DO wear makeup in the summer, I like to play it up and have fun with color! I am absolutely loving this new Tropical palette from BA Star cosmetics. It’s loaded with lots of bright, shimmery colors. And you know how much I love BA Star’s affordable palettes!Continue Reading