Thursday, August 21, 2014

CUPCAKE WARS DATE NIGHT


I love the Food Network... Probably because I love food! I love the creativity that is involved in a lot of the food competitions. While traveling in San Diego 4 years ago, I first saw Cupcake Wars and it immediately became one of my favorite shows. I hadn't really been a cupcake fan before. Then last summer, I rediscovered Cupcake Wars on Hulu and thought that it would be fun to have a Cupcake Wars group date night challenge!
Carisa
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Monday, August 18, 2014

LOOKIN' PRETTY WITH JAMBERRY plus a GIVEAWAY


There are so many great products out there to help us feel pretty! I'll be honest, there are plenty of days where I don't even get out of my PJs. My go to hairstyle right now is a bun or pony tail with a headband. The majority of the time I don't even put on make-up any more. Sooo... it's nice to get dolled up from time to time. Today I'm sharing about Jamberry nails... a quick, easy and pretty nail fix!
Carisa
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Friday, August 15, 2014

HOMEMADE FUDGE RIPPLE ICE CREAM


Today I am sharing the Homemade Fudge Ripple Ice Cream from my Ice Cream Party Date Night! If you haven't already checked out that post, you should, my husband and I had a blast creating this Ice Cream and there are some fun FREE printables that I made just for YOU!

Carisa
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

FIT MAMA DEE


Hi! This is Carisa’s mom, Dee. I am a mother of 6 children ranging from 13-25, and a grandmother of 2 beautiful grand-children. You may have seen them on Carisa’s blog a time or two. I am excited that I could share with you a little bit about my fitness ups and downs over the last 46 years.
Carisa
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Monday, August 11, 2014

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS


Do you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their veggies? Sometimes I do... and sometimes I don't. My kids are weird like that! No seriously, one day avocados are there favorite food and they'll eat a whole one in less than 15 minutes. The next day, they won't touch it. Randomly, Lanae will grab the cherry tomatoes out of the fridge and tell me she wants them for her snack, but then if I pull them out again... won't touch 'em! It's a tough game we play!
Carisa
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

ABC SERIES: F is for FROGS


Frog week was a while ago... I'm a bit behind on the ABC Series. We had such a fun week learning about frogs. I think it was probably the most exciting week for Lanae thus far! At the beginning of the week, I told Lanae that we would go Frog Hunting with daddy on Friday if she was a good listener and helpful throughout the week. All week we looked forward to Frog Hunting!
Carisa
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COLOR & SHAPE SENSORY BIN


This is one of my favorite sensory bins EVER. The holiday bins are fun and all, but they come and go! Lanae helped me build this sensory bin back in March when we first started focusing on learning our colors. It is a bright and cheery bin that Lanae still loves to play with today.
Carisa
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HOW TO BE THE BEST MOM YOU CAN BE


This summer has been very eye-opening to me. We have faced a lot of challenges--emotional, physical and financial. Honestly, I've had some bad days this summer, where I haven't been the best mom. That is hard for me to admit. But, I have two beautiful, smart, adorable children who love me as their mother... no matter what!

Carisa
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Monday, August 4, 2014

LEMON CHICKEN & ZUCCHINI PASTA


Today I am sharing one of our family favorites! It's a good one... It's very filling and very healthy and very very delicious! I grew up hating zucchini, but this recipe changed all that! It's really that good. My kids will down the tomatoes and the zucchini in this pasta! I love it when I can get my kids to eat something healthy without a fight.

Carisa
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

FIT MAMA ROBYN


I feel honored Carisa asked me to be included in her Fit Mama series! I am a mom of two boys with a baby girl on the way. Our first son, Collin, was born premature and passed away 3 days after he was born. Ethan is an active, energetic, and sweet 2 ½ year old who constantly keeps me on my toes. Our baby girl is coming in November and we are so excited! Chris, my husband, works for Sorenson Capital, a private equity firm in Lehi, Utah. 
Carisa
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