Mother’s Day Giveaway with Puj

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If you have been around for a while you know my love for Puj runs deep! I am so excited to be a guest curator over on the Puj Instagram this week…starting tomorrow (tuesday)! I have loved this company since the minute I found them. Puj is a fabulous brand + their whole goal is simplifiy parenthood, and who is not for that?! I have a true love for their product (see here).

So of course, I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to be their mother “in full bloom” for their AMAZING Mother’s Day Giveaway! They are showering one of you with only the best essentials (valued at $3,500+) to help you feel beautifully prepared. Because you deserve it!! You can view all details about the giveaway here!! Enjoy!!

 

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bright pink dress

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dress  |  hat  |  sandals (old) similar here + here  |  necklace  |  watch (40% off)  |  bracelet (25% off)  |  ring  + here  |  nail polish  |  lips here + here

I can’t believe it’s already the weekend again!! So I got this amazing (non maternity) pink dress a few weeks ago and wore it for date night. I honestly got had a handful of girls ask me where I got it. Seriously, this dress is so simple but the length, v-neck and material are so flattering on all body types. I love that is can be dressed up or down (as is with most of the dresses I buy). Who doesn’t love versatility?! Plus did I mention this dress is under $50 + it comes in a few other colors?! Done deal…I’m buying another one. Haha. Happy Friday + thank you for stopping by and for all your support here!! It truly means so much!

. . . A FEW GREAT SALES BELOW . . .

Jcrew : Get an extra 30% off sale items! Use the code YAYMAY

Jcrew Factory : 40-50% off select styles + an extra 30% off sale items with the code EXTRA30

Gap : Get an extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA

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easy strawberry smoothie

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INGREDIENTS:

– 1/2 cup milk (regular milk, coconut or almond…I use whatever we have at the time)

– 1/2 orange juice

– 1 cup strawberries (I use frozen when I’m in a hurry but fresh strawberries are great as well)

– 1 banana

– 1 cup frozen fruit (sometimes I use the mixed fruit but I also love just using pineapple)

(you can add a few ice cubes if you’d like to thicken up the texture)

 

That’s it!!! So super easy + fast! Just throw it all in a blender and blend. My kids love this for a snack anytime during the day or night. We usually do these after dinner or I’ll make them before we head out to the pool.

Also, a fetish I have (I got this from my mom + my husband thinks it’s hilarious) is whenever we have a fun smoothie or Orange Julius I ALWAYS have to drink it out of a fun or fancy glass. I’m not sure why, but I just love it + you know if always makes the drink/smoothie taste better! Haha. My kids have caught onto this and now they request the same + we always use these fun Paper Straws. I just ordered these fun Mason Jars…seriously so cute! Enjoy + go make yourself a strawberry smoothie!!

 

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mother’s day gifts

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perfume  |  initial necklace  |  sunglasses  |  robe  |  watch (40% off)  |  phone case  |  mom charm  |  ring  |  sandals

I honestly can’t believe that Mother’s Day is in just a couple short weeks!! Where has the time gone? Above are just a few items I am dreaming about for Mother’s Day + a few are gift ideas for my own mother.  If you have followed along for awhile you know I already have a few of these Helen Ficalora charms (similar here) as I adore them + cherish them dearly. I also gifted myself these metallic sandals while on my sisters trip in Las Vegas…(the husband just found out) haha. I hope you enjoy them + hope you all have an amazing Wednesday!!

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Also, I honor of Mother’s Day, I’m giving away one of my favorite “mom” charms from Helen Ficalora! To enter:  leave a comment + follow along  Instagram for extra entries…Pinterest Facebook ..easy. Winner will be announced tomorrow night 04.30. GOOD LUCK!!

 

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bright colored favorites

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dress  |  sunglasses  |  sandals  |  purse  |  swimsuit  |  wallet  |  bracelet  |  heels  |  v-neck tee

I am dying over all the amazing bright and fun colored spring/summer items out there!! I just got these Yellow Steve Madden Sandals and I am in love! They are so beyond comfortable + perfect for this summer chasing around my little people. These are just a few of the items on my wish list for Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoy them + are able to snag a few for yourself for Mother’s Day as well. Happy Monday!!

Also, Jcrew is having a great sale…40% of sale items and 30% off regular items with the code SALETHERAPY.

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little black dress #2

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dress  |  cardigan  |  wedges  |  necklace  |  bracelet  |  watch  |  gold ring  |  polish  |  lips + this

It’s Friday + who is ready for the weekend?!!  So I have another amazing black dress (non-maternity) to share with you + its’ under $50!! I say, you can never have too many “little black dresses” in you closet, because they can go with anything!! You can dress (most of them) up for date night or down for a day of errands. The dress I’m wearing has a fabulous stretch and is sleeveless for those hot summer days + I have to mention these wedges by TOMS are beyond comfortable!!

Also, I have teamed up with my darling friend Abby with Twist me Pretty to bring you a different look as to styling  your “little black dress” maternity style.  I love how she has dressed her “little black dress” up + added pops of color with her floral heels and purse! I hope you all enjoy both looks and snag yourself your own “little black dress“! I have included a few (or many) of my favorites I’ve been eyeing below. Happy Friday!!

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currently craving

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grey shirt  |  gold ring  |  purse  |  heels  |  hat  |  sandals  |  bracelet  |  sunglasses  |  jumpsuit

I am currently craving so many shoes right now (it’s crazy) but also all the fabulous new spring items hitting the shelves!!  It was hard to narrow it down to just a few but I hope you enjoy my “cravings”.  Also there are some AMAZING SALES happening right now that I have listed below. Hop you all have a wonderful day!!

Jcrew : Enjoy 30% off your purchase + up to 50% off sale items with the code TIMETOSHOP.

Saks Fifth Avenue :  Friends + family sale is going and almost everything is 30% off with the code FRNFAM.

Anthropologie : Is having a dress sale!  All dresses are 20% off discount reflected at checkout.

Gap : Get 30% regular items + 25% off sale items and up to 60% off spring sale with the code SECRET.

 

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swig cookies

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DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup butter (room temp)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup powered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teas. baking soda
  • ½ teas. cream of tarter
  • 1 teas. salt
  • 5 ½ cups flour

– Cream together wet ingredients… (butter, veg oil, sugars, water + eggs)  //  Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.  //  Roll into about 2 inch balls (golf ball size) and place on cookie sheet.  //  Put ¼ cup sugar in a dish.  //  Stick the bottom of a glass into the sugar…then firmly press the bottom of the glass into the center of your dough ball. The dough should spill out from under the sides of the glass. (this is good)

BAKE:   At 350 degrees for 8 minutes. The cookies should just barely be browning on the bottom. After baking move cookies to a cooling rack + once cool place in the fridge.

SOUR CREAM FROSTING:

  • ½ cup butter (room temp)
  • ¾ sour cream
  • one 2lb package of powdered sugar
  • 1 teas salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • red food coloring

-Cream together butter, sour cream + salt.  //  Slowly add powdered sugar.  //  When all ingredients are in and one drop food coloring and a little milk if the frosting needs to be thinned.

TIP:   Keep cookies in a sealed container until they are ready to serve. Frost right before you serve them.  Happy Baking!

 

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favorite white jeans

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 top  |  white pants  |  heels  |  clutch  |  watch  |  colored bracelet  |  gold bracelet  |  long necklace (similar)  | heart necklace  |  nail polish

Well I’m back from Las Vegas and I had a great time with my sisters and mom. It was so nice to catch up and spend some quality time with them before baby comes. (hence the absence on the blog)  If you have followed me on Instagram you know I love these Non-maternity white jeans + neon heels combo. I’m sad to say but I can no longer fit into these jeans… so I guess it’s back to the dresses for me. Haha. Anyway, I know a lot of women say they can’t do white…well yes you can!!  White is seriously so easy to clean because if you every get anything on your white jeans that won’t come out you can alway bleach!! See why I love the idea of white?!! I hope you enjoy of few of my favorite everyday pieces. Happy Tuesday!!

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the little black dress

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dress  |  hat  |  sandals  |  watch  |  necklace  |  bracelet  |  gold ring  |  nail polish

The ‘little black dress’…we all have one (or maybe a few) that we just love and can. not. live without!!  Well this black dress is just ONE of my favorites!!  This is a non-materinty dress, but as you can see it definitely can be worn during pregnancy.  The material is amazing and just thick enough that if feels like it holds you in, in all the right places.  If you have been following me for awhile you know I’m a lover of a good hat.  Any excuse to not have to do the hair.  I love this light tan one because it’s such a great color for summer.  Well I hope you all have a fabulous weekend + enjoy your family and friends!!

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