Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Flavorful Better-For-You Summer Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarinadesWithMazola #MakeItWithHeart #CollectiveBias

Now that summer has officially begun, my mind is racing towards all the delicious grilling recipes I want to make. Growing up in Southern California I got used to having Carne Asada tacos on the regular, but I know that's not exactly great for me, so I've modified the recipe to lighten it up a bit. It is so delicious and flavorful, you won't even miss the tortillas! 

I recently found out that a clinical study showed Mazola® Corn oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com. Its safe to say I've been doing my share of better-for-you swaps lately. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Newborn Bliss + Favorite Monitor

A huge thanks to Levana for sparking today's conversation and giving me the peace of mind I needed with baby Adelle! As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone! #OmaSense #sponsored
It has only been two weeks since baby Adelle's arrival and we're already so completely in love with her! She is such a sweet little baby and has filled our home with so much joy and happiness!  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer Game Changer!

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I feel like I've been looking forward to warmer weather for a while now. We are finally getting some consistent summer-like weather here in Columbus and I am so excited for all the fun this change in climate brings!

One thing I don't love is how sticky the humidity out east gets. I've experimented with plenty of deodorants over the six years we've lived out here and there's only been a few deodorants that can hold up to the task. 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

This year, I got to spend Mother's Day with my mom, which is a rare treat as she lives across the country. But thanks to a hospital scare that had us waking our three girls in the middle of the night, we thought it'd be nice to have grandma come out earlier than expected (just in case we had any more preterm labor scares). My poor mom ended up taking the next red eye to be here for us and I just feel so blessed and so loved!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Open Ended Toys to Boost Imagination

A huge thanks to my friends at Hape Toys for sponsoring today's post and providing my youngest with hours of fun!

Children need imaginative play toys that meet their creative needs as they grow and learn. That's why today I'm sharing a list of open-ended toys to promote imaginative play in toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged kids. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Master Bedroom Reveal

It’s no secret that one of my passions is interior design and home decor. I always get so many questions about the decor throughout my home whether it’s my kitchen, bedroom or girl's rooms. 

Since moving into our new-build, I've realized that not all of our furniture and decor fits perfectly, like it did in our last home. Which has given me a fun opportunity to find new pieces to incorporate into our home. And while our house is still a work in progress, I do love the coziness of our master bedroom. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Peanut Butter Ginger Snaps Recipe

These soft & chewy Peanut Butter Ginger Snaps are more commonly seen around Christmas, but let me assure you these are perfect for any gathering!
I was introduced to a version of these cookies by my darling friend nearly two years ago, but boy did these cookies resonate with my family! Over the weekend my kids were begging me to make them cookies- they suggested making Ginger Snaps or Peanut Butter cookies. Ultimately we couldn't decide on just one recipe so we decided to combine them. 

Which turned out to be a very tasty surprise. The cookies turned out amazing! 

If you love perfectly spiced and super soft cookies, then you're in for a treat with this Peanut Butter Ginger Snaps Recipe! 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Quiet Time in our Home

Today I'm sharing everything I've tried and learned about quiet time with our kiddos. This little break in the day keeps me (and my girls) sane and happy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

England Travels-pt. 2

Every time I look at our pictures from our England trip, I can't help but re-live all of our fun adventures there and become even more obsessed with England. I can't believe it's been eight months and I'm barely getting around to sharing them🤦 (you can thank school for that)!

Friday, April 5, 2019

3 Steps to Revamp a Faux Fireplace {in 10 Minutes}!

A huge thanks to Smart Tiles for sponsoring Today's post and helping me to transform our fireplace! As always all thoughts are all my own!
When we were in the planning phase of building our home we were told we couldn't choose the location of our great room fireplace and that it could only be in the corner (which I detest). So we, of course, opted to not get one installed by the builders. But I still longed for the look of a fireplace.