Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Casual Cool

Casual Cool
I've so desperatly been waiting for Spring to arrive here in Pennsylvania! Between the abnormally cool days and downpours I felt I needed some outfit inspiration! Here's how I would style an off the shoulder top and some of my favorite khaki shorts for an effortless look. Don't you just love that tribal print bag from Sole Society? Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Feelin' Beachy

Feelin' Beachy

I have been feelin' super beachy lately! Maybe it's the warmer temperatures here or the fact that I'm trying to decide whether I want to head to the beach again this summer or a "staycation"! Either way here are some must haves pieces to get ready for summer! Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day 2014!

 Happy Earth Day everyone! I can still remember my first Earth Day experience wayyy back in Middle School, we won't say how far back, but anyway! We made posters, and tons of activities for the day. I was very much a hippie kid. It wasn't just about wearing bell bottoms and floaty skirts. I loved being outside and exploring nature. Sadly though as I have gotten older and life became busier I have not gotten to enjoy being outside as much.
So today I thought I'd share with you some tips and things we do to help Mother Earth and do our part. If you have children you know these days they are very much into current events and much more aware. They would love to learn more from you!

Our number one favorite past time is to take a walk! You can play Eye-Spy with your child, naming birds or flowers or even shapes out of the clouds. Discuss the importance of not littering, and the why's.

If you are in the right planting zone, plant some flowers or a tree today. If you are not able to do that due to frost, you can always start a seedling or potato plant in the house. It's always fun to watch plants grow, and teaches little ones how to care for a plant too!

A superb Pinterest idea right here!

Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do to make an impact. I know it sounds cliche, but it's true! Take those soda cans and water bottles and get them ready to recycle. Speaking of water bottles, since they are one of the biggest garbage makers and contain BPA's find a reusable cup or bottle like Cool Gear brand which you can find pretty much anywhere.
Donate your clothing and household goods to a charity or Goodwill instead of throwing it away. Not only will that keep excess trash out of the landfills, that unused item will  get a new life! My children are happy to donate their clothes and toys in hopes that they can help another child.

Another fun childhood craft to try is  to recycle those broken crayons! I know I have a million laying around my house and would be a fun way to use them up.

I hope you find these little tips to be helpful! Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Perfect Pedi Polishes For Spring!

Perfect Pedi Polishes For Spring!

After a very long and cold winter here on the East Coast, I think we are finally getting a taste of warm weather! Here are a few of my favorite polish and sandal combinations for Spring. Now get to painting and show of those tootsies!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pinterest Challenge! 

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs!



I'm always turning to Pinterest these days for recipes, and I don't know about you, but I have that moment of panic wondering if it will turn out or be a total flop. Reese's peanut butter eggs are one of my absolute favorite candies of Easter! Over Christmas I had a lot of of success making truffle recipes from Pinterest. So I turned to my boards again and looked for a yummy treat for the children's basket this year! This recipe I spotted on Cincy Shopper and it is Ahh mazing! This is a super easy recipe and you must check out their wonderful page!


1 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
6-8 oz of semi sweet chocolate chip


Melt the peanut butter and butter for 1 minute in microwave.
Stir until blended.
Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix well.
Divide mixture into 10 portions and shape into a egg shape. For this step I used a large table spoon to form the egg  shape.
Place on tin foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in fridge for 20 minutes.
Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds to 1 minute then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.
Using a fork, dip egg into chocolate and flip to cover completely. Lift with fork and gently remove the excess chocolate on edge of the bowl.  While they are still soft you can use assorted sprinkles to decorate your eggs.
Place back on foil/parchment paper.
Refrigerate 10 minutes until chocolate has set.



I am super excited to see the children's faces tomorrow when they find these treats in their baskets!


 Let me know if you try this recipe, I'd love to hear how it worked out for you.

Have a Blessed Day!