Off the shoulder top

 

Trend that I’m luuuuving – Off the shoulder tops!

This one is from amazon, super trendy, light material, adjustable arm ties. I absolutely love it. It’s long enough to wear with leggings, also so cute paired with  skinny jeans. I wore with Guess floral print denim, charlotte russe grey heels, H&M necklace, layered over Nordstrom necklace, and gold bangles.
FACE N FACE Sexy Women’s Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Knotted Top Loose Blouse Small Blue

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Off the shoulder top

 

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Off the shoulder top

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Off the shoulder top

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*I got this item for a discount for my unbiased opinion… But honestly I love it!!! And so does baby boy as you can see 😉

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Healthy Popcorn Recipe

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easy popcorn snack. healthy lime sea salt popcorn snack

 

Healthy lime sea salt popcorn snack

Here’s the latest in my snack adventures! I love snacks, popcorn has to be my absolute favorite snack to have!! It’s so versatile; salty, sweet, spicy, so many ways to make it, plus one of the best parts about popcorn, it’s super healthy – depending on the toppings but still it beats a bag of chips or cookies any day!

This recipe is probably as simple as they come which is great for when you’re hangry and just need food asap, or have kids asking “Mom where’s my snack? I’m starving!”. I love using my air popper it’s so cute and retro looking, not to mention it’s really cheap – you can check out the one I have here Nostalgia RHP310 Retro Series 8-Cup Hot Air Popcorn Maker on amazon. For my next popcorn popper I plan to get one like this Hamilton Beach 73310 Party Popper Popcorn Maker, Red. Just because no mess involved, goes straight into the bowl, you don’t have to worry about stray popcorns flying about.

Air popping yourself takes almost the same amount of time and it doesn’t have any of the unknown chemicals you may get in a bag of microwave popcorn. So I try and make it this way as much as possible.

Lime sea salt popcorn recipe:

  • 1 lime squeeze all over popcorn
  • sea salt to taste
  • I can’t believe it’s not butter spray (any butter would work, I just love this because no hassle of melting)

 

Thanks for stopping by – Happy snacking! Share in the comments your favorite popcorn toppings or mix-ins!

 

How to: Combo Birthday Party – Teen + Baby

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Teen / Baby party, Emoji party + Baby dino party

What to do for a teen and baby combo birthday party???? That’s what I was faced with when planning my son’s 1st birthday and little cousin’s 14th birthday party. I first came up with the themes for each. Since the day my son was born everything has been baby dinos so his theme was easy. Now for a fourteen  year old, little more tricky… But everyone is into emojis – right?! So I figured this would be fun.

This party was one of the simplest I have done yet. Due to my 8 hour drive to get to the party location I really wanted as minimal party supplies to bring as possible! I made them each their own banner see pics below. I ordered plates, dino squirters, and party hats that said baby dino, and 1st birthday on them from this great website I tend to get most of my party supplies from Birthday Express, well there and the dollar store. I also got yellow plates and napkins from the dollar store for the emoji theme.

The two main colors I tried to stick to were yellow and teal, all the balloons and streamers everywhere were these two colors.It was great because they actually went together really well. I didn’t get a good picture of the cookies but they were sugar cookies I made with dino foot prints on them… Those were a big hit.

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Emoji Party + Baby Dinosaur Party

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Emoji Party + Baby Dinosaur Party

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Emoji props, emoji birthday party

For the  emoji photo props, which btw were so fun, I used regular construction paper and cut out all the shapes glued them on with a glue stick. I used skewer sticks instead of popsicle sticks the length was way better, I cut off the sharp end, and just taped these to the back. The kids, teens, and adults (as you can see) all really had fun with these!

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Emoji Party,  Baby Dinosaur Party, 1st birthday dinosaur cake

I made this giant dinosaur cupcake it was pretty easy. I used a giant cupcake pan, frosted the top portion of the cupcake, and melted some chocolate in a baggie cut the corner off and designed the ‘spikes’ and ‘ 1’ out of chocolate on parchment paper, once they were dried just placed them on the cupcake. This was my sons personal cake. My grandmother made yellow and teal cupcakes for everyone else, and a special cake for my little cousin.

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Emoji Birthday banner

 

 

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Baby’s 1st birthday dinosaur banner

Well that is all! Hope everyone enjoyed and maybe got some inspiration incase you are ever faced with a teen / baby birthday party combo!

 

Weekend vibes✌

Holiday weekends are my favorite! There’s always so many fun things to do…BBQs, pool parties, festivals,  fireworks. Which means so many fun outfits to be worn 😜 

More and more going shopping can be a challenge I’m finding and not only because I am dragging along two little guys (which is actually a huge reason but not the only one) alls I’m finding everywhere is cropped this and cut off that, which means belly and butt all out there… uh-uh no thank you. I mean it’s great for some people not really my thing. So here’s some inspiration without all that!!

Left look:

  • Guess lace tank
  • Gap white tank
  • Nordstrom ripped shorts
  • Red lip of course

Right look:

  • Target tank
  • Hurley crochet skirt
  • H&M Layered necklace
  • Hot pink lip

✨Hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July weekend 🎇

Healthy Cinnamon Chickpeas Snack

Ever need a sweet tooth killer? But don’t want to eat the whole carton of ice-cream? That’s me pretty much every evening🍫. 

Here’s a simple healthy cheap snack to keep you stay on track! They are crunchy, sweet, and best of all healthy🤗 What I made,  cinnamon chickpeas – nom nom!

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas
  • Set on paper towel to dry for 30 min. 
  • Mix all ingredients (see below)
  • Coat chickpeas in mixture 
  • Bake for 50 min.on 400°

Mommy OOTD

Summers here!!!!!!! So time for parks, picnics, fairs, and basically being outside 24/7… But what to wear? This style inspiration mainly comes from my new ripped denim shorts (I am planning on living in these this summer) they are comfy, cute, trendy, perfect amount of coverage, great fit – Yep, I’m in love!

Side note all these items were on sale, which just makes the outfit all the more better, at least in my eyes. You can take any basic shorts and tank outfit to the next level by adding a piece of jewelry, and trendy sunglasses as I did here, so easy and simple!

Outfit breakdown:

  • Shorts – Nordstroms ($26)
  • Tank – Target ($5)
  • Necklace – H+M ($3)
  • Tennis – Target ($15)
  • Sunglasses – Forever 21 ($5)

Total: $54 (including all accessories and shoes)

 

Father’s Day Gift

PhotoGrid_1465514129239Grill Master Grandpa or Daddy Gift🍔🔥

 

I was looking through pinterest for DIY father’s day gifts that the kids could help with and saw some super adorable grilling platters. Since all the Dad’s and Grandpa’s in our family love to BBQ this was perfect!

I found the platters at Walmart only $5 each. They are also heat resistant up to 450 degrees. I bought dishwasher safe craft paint in black and orange only $1.50 each.  A sharpie for writing a message.

First step wash plate and dry. Pre-heat oven to 325. I coated the babies hand in paint first (start with your youngest) I had to wash it off and redo it several times! Next child’s hand print.  Do thump prints in black for the charcoal. Let it air dry then added the saying “Grill Master Grandpa” with the sharpie. We also wrote on the back “Father’s Day 2016 love, Mason and Trenton” Bake for 35 min. Then let it completely cool in oven.

That’s all folks! Almost too easy for how dang cute they turned out 🙄