A New Dawnn

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

White Cheddar Snack Mix {Recipe} & Movie Night

It's hard to squeeze in movie nights with my husband. Between two kids, a crazy work schedule and this funny thing called life, getting time for just the two of us takes planning and work. It's definitely something I'm trying to work on more and trying to find a solution to carve out more time for us. This past weekend, we were able to do just that. My oldest went for a sleep over at his grandparents so this was the perfect night for our own movie night watching something other than cartoons. I've been wanting to watch The Longest Ride since it came out on DVD but just haven't had the time. So I was thrilled that I was finally going to be able to watch it. Once the baby went to bed all I had to do was whip up a quick snack to enjoy while watching and we were set.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Help Little Tummies Feel Better with Little Remedies

I participated in an influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Living in New Jersey we try to make the most of our summer vacations. Whether it's fishing at the park, swimming in the pool and spending time at the beach we just love to be outdoors. I not a fan of New Jersey winters and being stuck inside with the cold and snow so I try to make up for it once the weather gets nice. The last thing I want to happen on a fun day out is an upset tummy sneaking up on kids.

International Can-It-Forward Day is This Saturday, August 1st

Canning season is here. Whether you're a canning pro or someone just starting out and wanting to learn the basics you'll want to tune in this weekend for a live broadcast of this year's Can-It-Forward Day! This Saturday, August 1st from 11AM - 4PM EST you can join Jarden Home Brands as they host this year's annual Can-It-Forward Day. The broadcast will be live online at FreshPreserving.com from the new state of the art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales Out on DVD

Growing up some of my favorite dolls were my Strawberry Shortcake dolls. I loved playing with them and smelling their fruity little heads. I would sit in my room for hours and play with them. Now that I have a daughter of my own, I'm thrilled to share some of my favorite characters from my childhood with her. Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales is the newest DVD being released on HD digital August 4th and DVD August 11th. 

Throw a Disney Descendants Movie Viewing Party

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Let me start off by saying I am SUPER excited for Descendants premiering on the Disney Channel & available on DVD July 31st. I mean it's pretty hard not to get excited especially if you watch the Disney Channel as much as we do. We've been watching the commercials for it all summer and we can't wait. Honestly it's hard to tell who's more excited, me or my son. So naturally we're throwing a Descendants movie party to watch in style. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Girls Night In - Sparkle Bar Party

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One thing I don't do nearly enough is schedule time with my girlfriends. Even though we usually get together a few times a month, it's usually at picnics of parties with our families. It's been awhile since we just had a night for just us girls. So last weekend I rounded up some of my friends for just that - a fun night in. I picked up a few movies, whipped up some snacks and planned a fun night for all of us to just catch up. I can't be happy with just some drinks and snacks, I wanted to celebrate us and make it a special night so I created with fun Sparkle Bar to celebrate the occasion.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tiramisu Frozen Yogurt

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dannon. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All views and opinions are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Dannon.

I have a major sweet tooth. After a long and trying day my first reaction is to grab a snack and it's usually something like ice cream or cookies. As I sit here and wonder why I haven't dropped as much of the baby weight as I want, I realized it's because of my snacking habits.  I eat great healthy meals throughout the day but it's my snacking in between that's sabotaging my weight loss efforts. To try and change that I've switched up some of my favorite sugary snacks and replaced them with some better for me options. One of my favorite changes has been incorporating more yogurt into my diet.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Insomnia Nation - The Trouble with Sleep

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

Being a mom can be exhausting. With a nine month old doing her thing and an active ten year old, I'm kept on my toes. Getting a good night sleep is extremely important and is what I count on to keep up with these two. The problem is not every night is a good night for sleep. It's even worse when the baby is sleeping through the night and I'm the one who isn't. My sleep schedule is really irregular and has been since last year when I was pregnant.  There are some nights I'll sleep fine and wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day and others where I wake up in the middle of the night can't fall back asleep. Those are the mornings I have to drag myself out of bed.