White Chocolate Popcorn – Plus our Secret Pillow Fort of Awesomeness!

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So for Christmas the girls got the bunk beds they have been begging us for since forever. I always wanted a bunk bed as a kid, but the closest thing I ever got to it was a trundle bed with a hideaway bed under it. Not nearly as cool, but oh well. The girls LOVE their bunk bed and love to use it to make all sorts of fun forts and tents with it. The other day as I was getting everything ready for my sister’s baby shower I peeked in and spied this…Continue Reading

#AD – Hot Wings Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias

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So next weekend is the Big Game, and I am so excited. Don’t get me wrong, I am not really a football fan at all – unless it’s my team and we never get past the playoffs – I watch for the commercials and I attend the party solely for the food. Top on my list of any game time party needs to be some sort of Hot Wings dish. I love the heat! But being someone who likes to keep it fresh and interesting, I wanted to come up with a new twist on this classic football game flavor.Continue Reading

FLOURISH 2015 – An Update

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Well, it’s been a good while since I posted on the blog. An entire week to be exact, and seriously I have been so insanely busy with my real life outside of blogging that I haven’t really even had a chance to sit down and do anything Mommy Like Whoa related. It’s just been a whirlwind of things, and you know I am not one to shy away from being open and honest, and since I just love every single one of my readers and followers, I thought I should give you an update with everything that has been going on around here…Continue Reading

Pretty Pintastic Party #37

Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you’re ready for the weekend! I am currently headed up the coast to Los Angeles for some work stuff, so you’ll have to party without me this time! In my place we have some great cohosts and of course our regular wonderful ladies! Make sure you pin some of your favorites and share a few too, and you might be featured next week! We had such a FANTASTIC party last week, so thank you for all your hard work sharing all your posts with us! On to the party!


 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

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Avalon Bay Airfryer 100B – Review Plus – Airfryer Simple Cinnamon Donut Recipe

I received an Avalon Bay Air Fryer for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

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So if you’ve read this blog for any decent amount of time, you know how I love me some rad kitchen gadgets. I seriously cannot get enough of them! Recently, I was sent an awesome new appliance in the mail (#bloggerperks) and asked to give my honest opinion on it. Honestly, when I received it I didn’t know what to think, and both myself and my husband were pretty skeptical on the entire thing. But, I gave it a try and was quite surprised.Continue Reading

Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake Recipe

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For many years I have had the notion to make a traditional Yule Log Cake for Christmas. I’ve never had one, I just think they are so cute and a classic dessert that needs to be brought back into the mainstream. There is just something about putting out a cake that looks like a fallen log, all decorated with pretty little notions. Seriously, for years I have wanted one and I never had the guts to even try it. Last year I looked into buying one from a French bakery here in San Diego and it was super expensive so I opted out. This year, with the blog as my inspiration, and a seemingly easy recipe from Family Circle, I went for it. This is definitely not a cake for beginners, but if you’re a seasoned baker, ambitious, or a little of both, I definitely suggest trying it. It also makes a super cute cake for any sort of Woodland Themed baby shower.*hint hint, Holly*Continue Reading

New York Style Cheesecake – The No Crack Secret! PLUS – Cranberry Orange Compote Recipe

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Over the next few days I will be sharing some amazing feats I accomplished this past holiday season. I am not really known as a baker in my family, I am more of the “cook” that can turn anything into something fantastic with just a few ingredients, but I was asked to bring desserts for both Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners and decided to try things I had never tried before. I came out of my baking shell a bit and was super stoked at how well everything came out. So tomorrow I will have something else for you, but today I am going to share my new favorite recipe for New York Style Cheesecake. You will die, it’s that beautiful and creamy.Continue Reading

Pretty Pintastic Party #36

Happy Friday and welcome to the 36th Pretty Pintastic Party! I got the chance to pick some features this week, so make sure you check and see if I picked you! There were so many fun posts, and I loved reading what everyone has been up to! Don’t forget to share some posts, and pin some of your favorites! And if you were featured, make sure you grab a button for your site! Happy Pinning!


 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

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So Fab U on the Road – Los Angeles


So in the theme of my word of the year, “Flourish“, I decided I needed to up my blogging game this year, and start hitting up some blogging conferences. Yes, you heard that right, bloggers have conferences! And I have never been to one, despite having a few chances last year, here in San Diego, one in LA and another in San Jose. It just wasn’t in the cards for me in 2014, but this year I am flourishing, and will be making it my goal to attend as many as I can. The first one being SoFabU on The Road in LA at SpeedZone in City of Industry on January 3oth!Continue Reading