Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Favorite Finds + a GIVEAWAY!

Elizabeth and I are back for another round of Favorite Finds!

And this month, we have a giveaway at the bottom with three of the products from this post.

Be sure to check out Elizabeth's post here. And if you missed sweet Nora's adorable nursery, you can check that out here!

Also, don't forget we'd love to hear what you're loving right now at the bottom of our posts or on our social media pages. I'm a marketer's dream so if you tell me you love something, there's a good chance I'll give it a try. ;)

Okay, on with my list for this month:

OPI "Bubble Bath" Nail Polish

I have this color on my nails and toes right now and love it as a natural, clean color for transitioning into spring. I feel like it's a good in-between from the grays I wear in the winter and the bright pinks I light to wear in the summer. It's one of my favorites!

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
I have referenced this workout multiple times before but it is worth mentioning again today because it's a great, quick workout to help get things back in shape for bathing suit season. Or as back as they're going to go after a baby. ;) 

Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System
Love this teeth whitener! It's quick, it's easy, and it doesn't make my teeth hurt. If you have sensitive teeth like I do, you should definitely check it out!

The Naked Grape Wine
This wine is so good! It retails for $13.49 (which officially qualifies as NICE wine in my book), but our Kroger runs a 2 for $10 on it fairly often, so I stock up when it's on sale. I loved their cabernet the first time I bought it, so I decided to try their Pinot Noir and their Harvest Red Blend (strictly for research purposes so I could share my findings with y'all of course). The other two weren't as yummy as the Cab in my opinion, but still worth $5 for sure!

Homemade Coffee Creamer

My friend Andrea told me about the coffee creamer recipe, and I haven't used store-bought creamer since! It is SO good! I made a separate post with this recipe so I can find it easily when I forget the measurements. ;) You can check it out here!

And now for the giveaway! 

Today, E and I are giving away the first three items on this list- the Jillian Michaels DVD, the Plus White Teeth Whitening System, and the OPI Polish. One winner will receive all three items!

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below. And don't forget to visit E's post for a list of her Favorite Finds for March!

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

These days, I can't imagine starting my day without at least one cup of coffee.

And I have confessed on here before that my coffee involves a LOT of sugar and creamer.

So when my friend Andrea introduced me to this homemade creamer recipe that tasted amazing and  made me need little to no sugar, I was SOLD.

1.5 cups milk (I use skim)
1- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk (I buy their regular but they also have fat free)
1T vanilla extract
1tsp cinnamon

Whisk all ingredients together, pour into the container, and shake well before serving.

The expiration of the creamer matches the date on the milk.

Thanks Andrea for such a yummy recipe!

I bought the container at Target for $5.99 but have also found them at TJ Maxx, Homegoods and Marshalls for $2.99. And IKEA has them too!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Maddox's Hero Essay + Easter Egg Hunt

Yesterday I wrote about Maddox's winning essay that he wrote about his hero- Noah.

Here is the essay that he wrote all by himself. If Ryan or his siblings ever write something like this, I will die. It is just too sweet.

Last night, we went to watch our nephew Jackson at the Easter Egg Hunt in his neighborhood. Afterward, we went out for pizza with Matt's family. Here are some pictures from the night!

This buddy is almost THREE!
Riley is four months old now and is just as cute as she can be!