Happy New Year!

We hope you have a fantastic new year full of joy, peace and hope!black_sparkles_1 copy

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New Years Eve Style

Your little one will be styling in these glittering accessories at a New Years Eve party!

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5 Ways to Dodge the Winter Blues

Sometime in late January after all the holidays and winter fun I get a bit blue. The memories of summer seem far away and spring seems too far off to be excited about yet. I have found some good ways to brighten my mood and thought I would share!

images#1- Spring Clean early: If you are feeling cooped up and restless start a de-cluttering project that may take awhile to complete. This way you can spend more time outdoors when the weather is better.

#2- Go outside: Yes, I know the last thing you want to do is leave your warm house and freeze (if you live somewhere really cold). However, getting just 10-20 min. of fresh air and sunshine will improve your mood.

#3- Exercise: I know that I would rather snuggle under a blanket sipping my hot cocoa, but getting the heart rate up and sweating will help you release those negative feelings and feel good.

#4- Help Someone: Doing something kind for someone else who may be sad or struggling will help you feel better because you provided comfort or relief to others.

#5- Create a Spa day/night: After the kids go to bed draw a bath, soak in the tub, put some good smelling lotion on and just RELAX. By recharging yourself you will feel better and be more able to handle the winter blues.

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Our Favorite Romper Sets

This adorable romper features layers of lace , and comes with matching lace leg warmers, a comfortable headband and bow. These rompers are great for birthdays, baby showers, or just everyday comfortable and cute.pink_and_white_pd_4

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Easy Tomato, Mozzerella and Basil Soup

Soup is just so warm and cozy during these cold months. This is one of our favorites we’d like to share with you.

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- Your favorite pre-made tomato soup (Mine is Trader Joe’s Creamy Tomato Soup)

- 1 Baguette, sliced thin

- Soft Mozzarella Cheese

- Basil Pesto sauce (canned or homemade)

- Olive Oil

- Cracked Pepper

Heat soup in saucepan. While soup is heating, slice baguette and toast in the oven at a broil.

When bread is toasted, remove from oven and spread pesto on one side. Put warmed soup in oven safe bowls and add bread with pesto. Top with a slice of Mozzarella, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cracked pepper. Broil until cheese is melted and browned.

Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!

 

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Winter Warmers

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Don’t worry about keeping those chilly legs warm! Cute styles and patterns that match any holiday outfit!

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5 Indoor Boredom Buster Activities

DSC_0582It’s kinda looking like this out my window right now. Not only is it looking like this, it’s also so cold I can barely stand walking outside to get wood for our fireplace. This is the time of year that you can try sending your kids outside to play but they usually only stay out there for 10 minutes.

Try these fun activities to help your child/children enjoy some indoor fun!

#1- Art Time - Pull out colored pencils, markers, crayons, construction paper, tape, glue…whatever you have and let your kids CREATE! String beads to make necklaces, make a book from a story your child tells you. Create something with your child and send it to a relative as a gift. There are so many options when it comes to art! Have Fun.

#2 – Indoor Olympics - With your child create some sports that you can play together or compete separately to see who can take a gold medal! Time your child while they make 5 laps around the dinner table, see how many times they can jump in 1 minute, or see who can hold a handstand for the longest.

#3 – Build a Fort – Use your household items like tables, chairs and blankets to create a fort that can be used to play in, read books in or even nap in!

#4 – Bake a Treat – Find a treat that your child would like to make and bake it together! teach your child kindness by sharing their creation with a friend or neighbor.

#5 – Learn about Something New - Ask your child if there is an animal they would like to learn more about and spend some time finding out about it. Use books you have and the internet to search for coloring pages of the animal and information about the animal.

 

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Glittery Stocking Stuffers

 

 These are perfect stocking stuffers for girls that love glitz!img_6861img_6586_1 sequin_set img_6582_1 infantuqpc img_7030Click HERE to see more great stocking stuffers

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Antipasto Salad

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This is a family favorite salad. With meat, cheese and olives you really can’t go wrong!

Ingredients:

Lunch-meats: Cubed Ham, Salami, Pepperoni (have the deli slice each meat in a 1/2″ thick slab)
Cheese:  Cubed Provolone and Mozzarella Р(Have the deli slice this the same way as the meat)
Lettuce – One iceberg head and One red leaf lettuce head (Use any kind you like, but mix two kinds together for better texture)
Veggies – Cucumber, Tomatoes, Pepperoncinis

Top with you favorite Italian salad dressing
Optional: artichoke hearts, olives, Greek olives and Parmesan cheese

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