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Non Alcoholic Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

(Non Alcoholic) Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

Having a fun get together for Mardi Gras this year? We always like to have a little fun and bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tennessee each year by throwing a party! But unlike most Mardi Gras festivities we have children involved so I wanted to make a (non alcoholic) Mardi Gras punch recipe!  It’s a fun punch that is easy to make and really brings the spirit with traditional Mardi Gras colors!

Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

Here is how to make this (non alcoholic) Mardi Gras punch recipe

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Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Christmas is almost here ya’ll! This year we are throwing a Christmas party for our family and friends and I wanted to make a fun drink to serve at the party. I asked my daughter what we should serve and she said she wanted something “green because that is the best Christmas color” Ha! So I thought what would be more fun than a Grinch Punch!? How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my daughters favorite Christmas movie so we had fun making this easy Christmas Drink Recipe that I’m sure our friends and family will love. Would you like to see how easy it is to make? Continue reading

December 16, 2017

Funny Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas

Free printable elf on the shelf calendar of ideas

Every year, my family and I have a full month of Funny Elf on the Shelf  ideas and I wanted to share my Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas with you guys! With my Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas: Calendar of Ideas you can plan out your month easily, and never run out of fun ideas for your elf to do! These ideas are easy to do, and your kids are sure to love them!Continue reading

Start a Family Holiday Tradition at HGTV’s Santa HQ

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of by Macerich but all opinions expressed here are mine. I hope you’ll be inspired to start your family holiday traditions.

The magic in her eyes as she tried to take in everything before her. The smile that spread across his face as his lips broke into a grin and a laugh escaped so joyful that my heart was full. There was so much to see and so much to do. What if you could make memories with your children that were so special that they will talk about them for years to come. Would you? What if those memories could be captured and saved for years to come?

That is what I did at Tyson’s Corner this holiday season. I took a moment to make a memory with my children one I hope they will repeat with their own children.

Santa HQ from HGTV and Macerich Shopping Centers

We got to experience all the magic that only HGTV and Macerich Shopping Centers could create. The Santa HQ set is located in the middle of the mall. You do not need to be young to experience the magic. This imaginative, engaging, holiday experience uses state of the art digital technology to create an experience with Santa that will leave your family breathless. Your children will be so excited that they will trip over their words. They will not know what to do first. I mean who could blame them with all the choices?Continue reading

Free Printable for Kids New Years Resolution Ideas

Free Printable for Kids

A new year is fast approaching and one thing my family always does is to write down our new years resolution ideas and display them in the house so we can always keep them in mind. My little girl is old enough to write her own resolutions this year, so I wanted to make her a special Free Printable for Kids that she could fill out and hang in her room. I thought this would be something I could share with all of you to print out and use for your kids! It’s great motivation for keeping those resolutions!

Here is my Free Printable for Kids New Years Resolution Ideas

New Year's Resolutions
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Best Holiday Gifts for Fashionistas

I used to think I was too practical to be concerned with fashion. I never pictured myself as a girly girl. It felt like sacrifice, like I had to give up comfort and reason to be girly. It just seemed too complicated and overwhelming. I wanted the things I wore or carried with me to have a purpose beyond just to look good, if an accessory was just that then I was happy to leave it at home or to never own it at all.

People change. I am now a self professed girly-girly, fashionista, lover of all things that make me feel pretty. But some things have stayed the same. I still remain practical and love when functionality and fashion combine in the ultimate must have accessory or clothing item.

the best gifts for the functional fashionista

I am sure I am not alone in my love for functional fashion. I am sharing my favorite fashion finds for the functional fashionista. If you are looking for gifts for the women in your life, I am confident they will love one of the items listed below.

An infinity nursing scarf is the perfect gift for breastfeeding moms who want to nurse their babies discreetly with style.

Infinity Nursing Scarf

This is the holy grail of functional fashion. The infinity nursing scarf is not only a great looking scarf, it is a breastfeeding cover for nursing moms. It can be worn as a shawl or a head covering. You can even use it to swaddle baby or as a car seat canopy. Trust me any moms on your list will love unwrapping an Udder Wraps Infinity Nursing Scarf this holiday season.

An Infinity Nursing Scarf is the perfect baby shower gift

Hair Tie Bracelets are the perfect gift for the fashionable ladies in your life who have long hair

Hair Tie Bracelet

Maybe you are asking what is a hair tie bracelet? It is ingenious that is what it is. I have long hair and often find myself grabbing a hair tie and wearing it on my wrist. Soon though the hair tie is annoying me because it is irritating my skin. So I take it off my wrist and toss it in my purse where it gets lost in the abyss. I also hate the way hair ties look on my arm. Hair tie bracelets are the perfect way to keep your hair tie handy and look your wrists looking good.Perfect for the health concious functional fashionista, the Amazefit will make her happy this year

Amazfit

Can I tell you a secret? I think Fitbits are ugly. I also think they are uncomfortable. Maybe I am overly picky but I don’t like the way my rubber banded Fit Bit feels on my wrist. Fortunately, I found the perfect answer for fit conscious fashionistas. It is called an Amazefit and it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. The Amazefit Moonbeam Activity and Sleep Tracker is the perfect gift for the functional fashionista who is would rather not wear a less than attractive Fit Bit.

These Hugger Mugger Batik Yoga Mat bags are just adorable and would make my inner yogi so happy.

Yoga Mat Bag

I have wanted a bag for my yoga mat for so long. It is just one of those things that I don;t want to spend money on for myself but would LOVE if someone would get me one as a gift. These Hugger Mugger Batik Yoga Mat bags are just adorable and would make my inner yogi so happy.

Undercover Waterwear is the perfect gift for the traveling fashionista on your holiday shopping list.

Undercover Waterwear

Traveling fashionistas need clothing that is both fashionable and functional. When visiting the Philippines recently, I had to figure out how to dress for multiple activities in one day. I needed to be able to go from fancy lunch at a chic restaurant to a 45 minute boat ride in an underwater cave back to a business casual dinner. I needed an outfit that was appropriate for dining in fancy restaraunts and for getting soaked on a boat. Impossible? Nope. Undercover Waterwear makes clothing that is resort wear that functions as a fashionable dress but can also get wet. It dries quickly and no one will know you are wearing swimwear.

This Undercover Waterwear dress is a perfect outfit to take you from resort casual attire meetings and lunches to water activities without ever needing to change

Gift giving doesn’t have to be complicated but I know sometimes I get stumped by some of the people on my list. I hope my ideas for the perfect gifts for functional fashionistas help you get your shopping done and spread some holiday cheer under your Christmas tree this year.

More Gifts for Fashionistas

Got some fashionable friends? Here's our list of great gifts for fashionistas

  1. Revlon Lip Gift Set — $22.99
  2. Lilie & White Hammered Surface Earrings — $12.99
  3. Kate Spade Alphabet Pendant Necklace — $40.60
  4. Home Slipper Plush Slipper Boots — $28.99
  5. Michael Kors Parker Watch — $111.10
  6. Kate Spade Polka-Dot Phone Case — $31.50
  7. Infinite Challenge Plaid Blanket Scarf — $12.89
  8. Kate Spade Love Notes Bangle — $33.95
  9. Michael Kors Jet Set Wristlet — $43.01
  10. Kylie Koko K Lipkit — $12.95
  11. Hanfly 18K Plated Squirrel Necklace — $12.68
  12. Kate Spade Monthly Calendar — $21.00
  13. Cupshe Sweater Poncho — $29.99
  14. Michael Kors Jet Set Shoulder Bag — $112.98
  15. Woodies Walnut Sunglasses — $25.00
  16. Kenneth Cole Tab Utility Wallet — $16.92
  17. Kate Spade Dahlia Thermal Mug — $12.60
  18. Rumba Orchard Gem Watch — $65.00
  19. Senfai Leaf Bangle Bracelet — $9.78
  20. Esfeeni Top Handle Shoulder Bag — $27.99

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