Tastefully Simple: One mix, two fun frozen treats

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Levi and I both love frozen treats. Recently, I discovered a way to turn a basic Tastefully Simple drink mix into a fun afternoon activity AND two yummy frozen treats for us to enjoy. We started out with the Tastefully Simple Triple the Fun™ Drink Mix Kit. Their summer kit includes 3 flavors of drink mixes: Lovin’ Lemon Slush, Mango Breeze Margarita, and Juicy Watermelon Margarita. Like most items I get sent to review, Levi decided to play with them before we even {Read More}

Things to do when the kids have gone to bed

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When the children are finally asleep and all you can hear is silence, it’s a golden moment for any parent. Here are 6 ideas of things to do after the kids have gone to bed. Watch TV This is probably the way you can unwind at the end of the evening with the least possible effort – although some of those HBO shows do demand mental, if not physical, work. Whether you are part of a couple sharing your favourite {Read More}

Super Easy Mini Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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Mini Cinnamon Roll Waffles ­ Mini cinnamon roll waffles are super easy to make. All you need is a waffle maker, some non-stick spray, and a package of refrigerated cinnamon rolls*. After heating up your waffle maker & spraying it with non-stick cooking spray, instead of pouring in regular waffle batter, place 4 mini cinnamon rolls inside instead and press it closed. Depending on the thickness of your cinnamon rolls, they should only take 3-4 minutes to cook. Once they’re golden brown, {Read More}

Udi’s makes going gluten free delicious #UdisGlutenFree

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In 2008, Udi’s baked their first loaf of gluten free bread. During a recent webinar hosted by Udi’s and The Motherhood, I learned that they’re still baking delicious gluten free bread, plus now they’ve expanded their line to include breakfast foods, pizza crusts, taco shells, snacks, desserts, and even frozen foods. Although I’m not personally gluten-intolerant, I have several friends that are. Whether I’m entertaining guests at home or just meeting up with a friend for dinner, I try to {Read More}

Ivanabitch flavored vodka cocktail recipes

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Last night was date night and Mykl took me to see Muppets Most Wanted. Little did I know that the flask of Ivanabitch vodka I snuck in was totally appropriate for the movie. According to legend, Ivanabitch was created by Dmitri Ivanabitch. A legendary Russian aristocrat who was persecuted and exiled from Russia to the Netherlands, is said to be plagued by a history of craziness and a need for excessive entertainment and fun. It’s been said that Dmitri first created {Read More}

Wishlist item fulfilled: NewAir AI-215R Home Ice Maker

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My household appliance wishlist tends to center around entertaining guests. That’s why I bought a commercial-grade slushie machine a couple years ago for margarita nights and I love love LOVE my french door refrigerator that can hold tons of food for parties. For years, I’ve had a home ice maker on my wishlist. Meet my kitchen’s newest resident, courtesy of Air & Water*. Meet The Ice Maker The NewAir AI-215R portable ice maker is a single guy looking for love. Don’t {Read More}

Hot Prom Fashion from Macy’s

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Disclaimer: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.  Hello, everyone! Jasmine Maki here from Cute ‘N’ Comfy to talk prom fashion from the Macy’s Prom Show, which took place Saturday at the Mall of America. It’s been five years since I went to my senior prom, and I have to say there’s been a big change in dress styles {Read More}

Liberty of the Seas, here I come! Countdown to #SeasTheDay #Brandcation

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I can’t believe that in just a couple weeks, I’ll be joining some of my favorite blogging friends as we “Seas” the day with Royal Caribbean on the Liberty of the Seas. I’ve sailed with Royal Caribbean twice before on the Freedom of the Seas and had a phenomenal time both trips. My first trip was with my friend Bob and I had the unforgettable experience of being groped by a stingray in Grand Cayman. My second trip was an {Read More}

(Giveaway) Got a mug? Make cake in less than 2 minutes

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We’ve all been there – opening the cupboard or fridge, staring at the sparse contents, closing the door. Re-opening it in hopes something new magically appeared to satisfy our sweet tooth. Luckily, you don’t need a magical house elf to create desserts when you don’t feel like cooking. You just need a mug and a little help from Tastefully Simple. I’ve been working with them for a while and just recently discovered they have a few Hogwarts-esque secrets of their {Read More}

Brew Day! My first attempt at homebrewing

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Homebrewing is something I’ve always wanted to try, so Mykl and I gave it a shot recently with a small batch homebrew starter kit from Northern Brewer. Their kit included pretty much everything we needed to brew a gallon of Caribou Slobber brown ale. We just had to supply water, a 2 gallon brewing kettle (I used my stock pot), and empty beer bottles to bottle our brew when it’s ready. Even though I normally hate reading directions, I decided {Read More}