December 15, 2017

Baking with the Girls

Thank you to the Martha Stewart Collection created for Macy’s for sponsoring this post and providing these products for us to step up our kitchen game! As with all of my sponsored posts, I only work with brands and products I would spend my own money on, and all thoughts are my own.

Happy Friday!! Today I’m coming in to share a few photos of the girls in the kitchen helping me make cookies! For one - I love these photos and I think I have to frame a couple! And secondly - I’ve figured out a few tricks to make baking a little easier (especially with little helpers - cough, cough - mess-makers)! All of the kitchenware we use is from the Martha Stewart Collection created for Macy’s

For starters - these Non-Skid Mixing Bowls with Measurements are game-changers. The kids can help mix our ingredients (they have multiple sizes too) - so in our house, one girl mixes the dry ingredients and the other mixes the wet ingredients, and the bowl doesn’t slip on the table thanks to the grip at the bottom. The measurements are also helpful for pouring dry ingredients. And speaking of pouring, the lip is perfect for pouring the wet ingredients! The hard part is prying the whisk out of their hands so that I can actually appropriately mix everything (particularly beating the butter and eggs lol)! It’s always easier to start the mixing yourself and then hand it over to them to finish off (then you won’t have a screaming toddler, not photographed here, but it certainly happened)!!

Another tool I love using in the kitchen is this Martha Stewart Collection cookie scoop! We have it in two sizes - small and large - and we repurpose the large for our ice cream scoops. But the small we LOVE using for cookies. Not only does it make sure all the cookies are the same size for even cooking - but more importantly for a house with kids - no fighting over who gets the bigger cookie! They’re all the same size! We forgot to do it this time - but it helps to flatten them a bit with your hand or the back of a spoon ;)

We scoop them out onto our nonstick baking tray (truly nonstick - no cookie residue left after) and pop in the oven (with light on of course so the girls can watch them bake)! We’re also learning our numbers now, so Liv loves counting the timer and figuring out how much time is left. When time is up, I pop them all onto our Nonstick Cooling Racks and the girls patiently let them cool off (and call dibs on who’s getting which cookie) - which thankfully doesn’t come down to size thanks to our ice cream scoop (but they still find something - today it was the number of observable chocolate chips lol)! 

What are some of your little tricks for making time in the kitchen easier? Especially if you have littles!

Included products, all from the Martha Stewart Collection:

December 1, 2017

Wrapping Up Cyber Week!

Hi all!

Wrapping up cyber week with a few last minute deals (i.e. - end today)!

But I had to share a few of these!

This luggage set that I have been eyeing for the longest (I am so in love with the rose gold) is on sale for 68% off - from $330 to $104!! It also comes in a ton more colors (including plain old black if your partner doesn't want to roll around with pink luggage lol)

This bluetooth speaker is splash-proof and works from afar - and today 65% off - from $99 to $34! It has amazing reviews. Nathan takes ours on runs with the girls and keeps it in the jogger blaring Disney music lol, and then to the beach - we could use a new one!

Wireless electrical outlet switches. Since I've now nearly broken my neck trying to plug in our Christmas tree every evening hahaha! These things are amazing - whatever you plug in can then be controlled with a remote! From lights to appliances and more. They're not on huge sale, but they are 10% which takes them down to only $26 for 5. 
              ***I also really really love these - though not highlighting them today since they're not on sale - but their original price is only $35 so still an amazing deal. These wireless outlet switches allow you to control devices plugged into them via voice with Alexa or Google Home, and via an app on your phone - no separate remote required. 

This body scrub would make such a sweet gift - pair it with a charcoal mask or some other pampering treat and gift it to someone who could use it! It's on sale today from the normal $31 to $12.50.

This Moscow Mule set would be another adorable gift - particularly for a host/hostess! It's on sale from $40 to $19 - but this is one of the lightning deals that only lasts a few hours today so hop on it!

This dress (available in multiple colors) is on sale for 50% off taking it down to about $20 for most sizes/colors. Bonus because per reviews the wrap style makes for easy nursing/pumping! 

Detachable wallet iPhone case! What a great idea! It's another flash sale that only lasts for a few hours today - from $49.99 to $8!!! That's over 80% off!

November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday with Amazon!

Happy Monday all! I hope you've enjoyed the Cyber Week deals I've rounded up thus far! Today for Cyber Monday I'm highlighting some Amazon specific fashion deals!!

Beautiful rose gold stacking watch and bracelet set. This would make such a lovely gift. On sale for $100. Also comes in yellow gold. 
Gorgeous cashmere turtleneck for under $60 (oh how I wish I could wear a turtleneck in Miami)!
Skinny black pants for $14! (these are so comfy and perfect for work)! 
Precious bow-detail pointed-toe flats for $50 (they come in black, tan, and grey too)!
Gorgeous black leather crossbody for $34! (seriously goes with everything)!
Kick-ass tassel heels. Holy cow these are gorgeous. And $60.
My crocs sandals that go with everything and are so comfortable for walking - most sizes 30% off!

Check out the Amazon page for more Cyber Monday deals! They've got everything from kitchen appliances to baby monitors and everything in between!

November 26, 2017

Cyber Week Deals

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend! I'm finishing mine doing some laid back online shopping - most of the cyber Monday deals start today! I wanted to start with something fun and show you guys the range of deals - from luxury deals on things that are usually prohibitively expensive, to true steals on pieces that are already budget-friendly. Let's just say I bought everything from the "real steal" category! 

Below this I also have a huge list of all of the sales from my favorite stores and my picks from those spots! It's arranged alphabetically!

And, for those who have been interested in my E-Course - it's currently 60% off! That's our biggest sale EVER! Use code GIVETHANKS17 and join us!
Flat over-the-knee boots 

Scalloped flats

Leggings with mesh panel
Real steal ($19 from the original $33) (I own these in the wine color and love them)!

These baby and toddler clothing deals are impossible to beat - I bought this adorable dress for Ro (although Old Navy's sale definitely comes close! This 2-pack jersey dress set is $12!)

And random - but if anyone has a girl obsessed with Disney Princesses - this complete 9 piece doll set is marked down from $100 to $49.99!

Below I've compiled a list of many other sales going on - most of these sales go through Monday!

(to say I'm obsessed with this cardigan is an understatement)

(this off-the-shoulder top is perfect for date night)!

(including the blue dress I wore for a Cape wedding - only $20! The black would be perfect for a holiday party)

(so many great work picks - these trousers are perfection, as is this sweater)!

(I always get asked about good maternity lines - I LOVE Asos Maternity - so many cute items)

(so many fun, trendy pieces + the yellow maxi dress I wore to a few weddings - dirt cheap!)

(including my favorite face serum that keeps my skin glowing - and is safe while pregnant/nursing)

(if you can't tell from my choices at the top of this post, I love JCP)

(I need these PJ shorts now)!

(I think they win for prettiest Gift Guide - they made me want it all)!

(shop here if you're spending a lot - you can get up to $750 back)! I'd never spend this much, but I know some of you may roll like that lol!

(love this dress and this one for holiday parties!)

You guys saw my picks above!

(they also have pretty much the cutest Mommy & Me matching outfits ever)

Hope some of you found this post useful! Make sure to scroll to my last post with time-saving products - these are where the money really is!!

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