A New Dawnn

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stepping Out in the Latest Spring Looks from Crazy8

I love clothes shopping for my kids. I could pick out cute little outfits for them all day long. I really had no idea what I was in for when I found out I was expecting a little girl. After exclusively dressing a boy for ten years, I'm in a whole new world and loving every minute of it. I can't seem to stop buying dresses, tutus and all things glittery and girly. Thankfully it seems she likes it too.  I love it even more when I find a store that I can shop for them both at like Crazy8. Definitely makes my busy life much easier. Crazy8 has long been a favorite of mine when it came time to pick up new clothes for my son. So when they asked to partner with me on some of their new Spring looks for the kids, I couldn't wait to say yes!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Garlic Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers {Recipe}

Finally the weather has been warm enough for us to start grilling again. We love to cook on the grill during the summer months not only because I love grilling but if I can cut back on turning the on the oven on a hot day, I'm all for it. I'll never pass up a good grilling recipe and you'll find us out there more often than not cooking lunch or dinner. Today I'm thrilled to partner with STOK grills to share one of my favorite recipes. These garlic cilantro lime chicken skewers are a family favorite that I typically only cook on the grill. Chicken is one of my favorite things to grill because I know that it's something the kids will eat and won't turn their noses up at it.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park is Expanding

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you may have seen my photos from Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park last week. They held a media night and invited some local bloggers out for a night of fun and to check out their expansion project. Believe it or not, this was my family's first time to Sahara Sam's Oasis and even though I heard great things, I was eager to check it out for myself.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bathroom Makeover Ideas on a Budget

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#CleanRippleStyle #CollectiveBias

We've been living in our house for almost seven years now and I've slowly begun the process of updating and re-decorating some of our rooms. When we moved in I was in love with this paint color called cup of cocoa. It was warm and inviting but I made the mistake of painting all of the rooms downstairs this color and I'm so over it right now. It was too dark of a color to paint an entire first floor but at the time, I loved it. Looking back there is a lot I would change but we were so excited to move in we just did things on impulse. Now that our tastes have evolved, I want to go more neutral on paint and play with colorful accessories. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mazda CX-5 - A Road Trip Review

Last week we spent a long weekend in the Pocono Mountains at the gorgeous Woodloch Reosrt. For the 3 hour drive up there, we were loaned a 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. When the car was dropped off it was raining and I couldn't really explore it right then but even on a cloudy, dreary day I was drawn to the Soul Red Metallic paint. The color is stunning and when the sun hits it, it's even more flashy.

Enter to Win a Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit

With the weather finally warming up, we've been spending more and more time outdoors. My oldest loves to catch bugs, especially lightning bugs, once they make their debut here in Jersey. They're usually the only bugs I'll let him bring to me.  There are some bugs that are just plain pesky and annoying like mosquitos. Nothing turns a fun evening outside into a house party quicker than a bun c how mosquitos. Not only are they a nuisance but they also post potentially serious health risks.

Friday, April 15, 2016

4 Steps to Beautiful Summer Skin

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#CeraVeSkincare  #CollectiveBias

The weather is quickly warming up here in New Jersey and spending time outdoors in the sun as the weather gets hotter wreaks havoc on my skin. Growing up I was blessed with good skin and never had to worry about anything except an occasional breakout here or there. As I got older my skin has changed and if I'm being honest, I get more breakouts now than I did when I was a teenager. One thing I've always been stringent about is washing and mouisturing my face. I want to keep my skin looking and feelign great. I'm not in my twenties anymore and making sure I take care of my skin is top priorotuy today. Today I wanted to share my easy 4 step sumemr skin care routine.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Save on Your Next Trip to Sahara Sam's Oasis

(Photo Credit: Sahara Sam's Oasis)

Tonight we're heading out to Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Waterpark for a fun media event. If you're familiar with the area, you'll know just how fun the waterpark can be and it looks like there is even more fun coming! They are expanding and the newest addition will be opening in May but I'll be taking a tour of it tonight!! Hopefully I'll be able to share some of the images but until then I've got something even better to share with you!