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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine's Day Romantic Restaurant Ideas #Dinner4Valentines


With Valentine's Day is right around the corner I wanted to share some of my favorite restaurants. It's been a little while since my husband and I went out to dinner just the two of us. We usually don't want to go out without the kids and with the new baby, it's even harder to get out. Living in South Jersey, we have the benefit of being right in the middle of Mercer & Burlington Counties. Both of these areas have some great restaurants - some fancy and some a little more casual but with amazing food. So today, I wanted to share some of our favorite places with you! You can even follow the hashtag #Dinner4Valentines and find romantic restaurant ideas in your area. 

Say Hello to Elena - Disney's First Latina Princess!

Photo Credit: Disney

Exciting news from Disney Junior  - Disney has created their first Latina Princess! Today we were introduced to Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. We'll first get to met Princess Elena in a special episode of Disney Junior's, "Sofia the First" which is beginning production and scheduled to premiere in 2016.  That storyline will pave the way in 2016 for the launch of the animated series "Elena of Avalor".

Spruce Up Your Home with a $200 Lush Decor Mini Makeover

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lush Decor & Sverve. All opinions are my own. 

I'm dreaming of Spring and jotting down ideas for some mini-makeovers in my house. My bathroom needs a fun update and so does my family room. My poor family room is the only room we didn't bother with when we moved in five years ago. It's now become my office / family room and every day I'm stuck staring at this horrible faux paint thing the previous owners had going on. Thankfully it's nothing a little paint, new curtains and some fun pillows can't fix. With some inexpensive touches, this room will go from drab to fab in no time! Do you have a room in need of a mini makeover? Great because I'm excited to partner with Lush Decor who wants to give one lucky reader a $200 credit to spruce up their home with a mini makeover!

Doc McStuffins Cuddle Me Lambie Movie & Snack Idea

Doc McStuffins Snack Idea Cuddle Me Lambie,

Doc McStuffins newest DVD, Cuddle Me Lambie, is being released on DVD February 2nd.  If you don't already know, we love Disney Junior in our house and Doc McStuffins is one of our favorite shows! So naturally, I had to create a fun snack to go along with DVD release. I love making themed snacks especially for our movie nights and parties. It's even better when they are easy and only take minutes to make.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Green Scene Mom "On the Go" Giveaway!

Green Scene Mom On The Go in 2015 Giveaway
All moms understand that it's really hard to travel with kids, even if only going to the park or the store. Here are some great products to make getting out of the house a little easier, whether it's just for an afternoon or for a whole weekend. We are excited to bring you this awesome giveaway in collaboration with Green Scene Mom!

Celebrate Valentine's Day Skylanders Style

I can't believe it's the end of January already! Time is absolutely flying by and in just a few shorts weeks Valentine's Day will be here. I love to celebrate each holiday, big or small, and make them special for my kids. Growing up my mom did the same for my sister and I and I loved how she made us feel special with our own little celebration. Right now, my oldest is all about Skylanders Trap Team.  It's a great incentive for him to finish his homework and work hard on his tests because each time he does a good job, he earns extra video game time. So as soon as I saw Skylanders newest character Love Potion Pop Fizz, I knew this would be the perfect Valentine's Day treat for him.