SoFAbU on the Road in New York City

I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #SoFabUOTR #cbias

I am excited to be heading on the road this summer to New York City for a great blogging conference, SoFabU On the Road in New York City!  It is going to be a quick one day trip for me, but so worth it to learn about SEO, Video, Email Marketing, Sponsored posts, networking and much more.

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Pineapple Mint Smoothie

This Pineapple Mint Smoothie is one of my favorite healthy snacks!

Pineapple Mint Smoothie - an easy smoothie made of pineapple, mint and ice - perfect for warm summer days

 

It is a super easy smoothie, which is one of the reasons I like it.  It is nice not to have to spend time chopping up lots of ingredients.Continue Reading

Ant-Man Movie – New Poster

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been a huge success, and Marvel already has their next big movie on the way – Ant-Man!  Ant-Man was one of the original members of the Avengers, and he will get his own feature film this summer, opening on July 17th.

Ant-Man Poster - Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd will be in theaters this summer!

The movie has an all star cast which includes Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.  It looks like it is going to be the kind of great mix of humor and action that we have come to expect from Marvel movies!Continue Reading

Easy Potato Salad

Summer is here, which means picnics and outdoor fun!  One of my favorite picnic foods is this Easy Potato Salad recipe which I learned how to make from my mom.

Easy Potato Salad - a perfect picnic food for summer parties and barbeques

I love this recipe because it is quick and easy to make. The salad is made up of potatoes, hard boiled eggs, celery, gherkin pickles and red onions.  To keep things simple I dice the potatoes and boil them with the skin still on. The small diced  potatoes cook quickly, and the potato skins add to the flavor of the dish.Continue Reading

Elephant Toothpaste – Fun Kids Science Experiment

Tired of the same old baking soda and vinegar science experiment?  Here is a cute experiment for making elephant toothpaste that makes lots of colored foam and is fun for kids. It uses stuff you probably have sitting around the house anyway, and while it is not as explosively fast as baking soda and vinegar it produces quite a bit of colored foam.

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Coke Floats

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My oldest daughter graduated from college over the weekend! This is a huge milestone, so naturally we had to have a family graduation party and celebrate her accomplishments. We had Mother’s Day to celebrate too, so it was a combination party with family and friends. For dessert we had a graduation cake and Coke Floats, which were the perfect ending to a hot and humid day.

Coke Floats - Make a Coke Float with ice cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips and gummy worms for a summertime treat

We made a Coke float bar, which featured Vanilla ice cream, Coke, Diet Coke, chocolate chips, various sprinkles and gummy worms for making the ultimate Coke Float.

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Salted Caramel Sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own.

Now that warm weather is here it is time for frozen desserts. I made this Salted Caramel Sauce to put on top Turkey Hill Dairy’s All Natural Gelato for a delicious warm weather treat.

Gelato with Salted Caramel Sauce - an easy and delicious salted caramel sauce for ice cream or gelato.

Making a caramel sauce is easy, and homemade sauce tastes so much better than the stuff you buy in jars. When make it yourself, you can be use to use natural ingredients so that the flavor of the caramelized sugar shines through.Continue Reading

oNecklace Review and Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity in conjunction with oNecklace. I received a review item in order to share my honest opinion about the item and the company. Fashionista Events is co-hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years and ModlyChic. #FashionistaEvents

I love jewelry, so I was thrilled to have the chance to select a piece from oNecklace to review.  They have been creating beautiful and fashionable customized jewelry since 2001.

oNecklace Crop Circle Necklace

They have so many different pieces on the website that I had a hard time choosing! They carry necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets, and the variety of styles and designs is fantastic.  Many of their pieces can be personalized, so you could select a name necklace, or Mother’s necklace of interlocking hearts engraved with your children’s names.Continue Reading

Sprouts & Avocado Burger

When it comes to quick supper ideas burgers are always an easy choice. But just because you are serving hamburgers doesn’t mean that you need to have a basic boring meal. There are many ways to make your burgers a gourmet treat!

Sprouts and Avocado burger - A quick and easy burger meal for dinner!

Here is a burger I made last week, combining some of my favorite healthy veggies, sprouts and avocados to make my burger even more delicious.Continue Reading