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magnolia banana pudding

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

Everyone once and awhile I have the craziest craving for Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding. I’ve had it a number of times in their New York City bakeries, but luckily for all of us they released their recipe so we can make it anytime we want!My son Cal loves this dessert and requested it for his birthday party, I figured I better come up with a few swaps to make it a little more kid-party friendly and maybe a little easier to make?I teamed up with Food Club on this zero hesitation because they have a Double Your Money Back Guarantee. … Read more

st. patrick’s day treats

St. Patricks Day Treat Ideas

Listen up! Next gas station run grab yourself some Xtreme Sour Airhead Ropes! Take them out of the package to get a little bit crusty. Then you’ll be all set for a slew of festive St. Patrick’s Day treats. With a little toothpick action you’ve got yourself a rainbow on whatever your kids are eating. Toast? Check. A cup of water? Check. A chocolate filled sno-ball? Why not. (Rainbow paper is from Thimblepress!) This smoothie is something my dad used to make me and it’s so yummy! You just need club soda, vanilla ice cream and sherbet. Lime for St. … Read more

hi-chew halloween

So excited to partner up with HI-CHEW today to share our family Halloween Costumes!! Since we moved to our rental we’re in walking distance from a corner store and every time without fail my kids pick HI-CHEWs. It’s their favorite so as far as dream partnerships, this one might be it for them. šŸ˜‰ HI-CHEW has these Original Mix gusset bags filled with Ā multiple flavors perfect for treat bags or pinatas, they’re perfect little bites! These sticks are what weā€™re handing out for trick-or-treaters! You can buy all of these candies at Wal-Mart, Target or Amazon!I have wanted to use … Read more

mummy donut holes

Lucky for us we have the Six Sisters here today sharing their Mummy Donut Hole recipe from their new book Celebrate Every Season! So cute and EASY for your Halloween celebrating! This recipe is taken from their new book Celebrate Every Season which has easy, tasty recipes to help you make the most out of the seasons changing, produce in season, and of course all your celebrating! I’m excited really delve into this book as now some of my very favorite holidays are coming! Here’s the recipe for the Mummy Donut Holes! Mummy Donut Holes Serves: 24 | Prep time: … Read more

snack hacks

Sponsored by Stonyfield Yokids. Hayes has been in school for about a week and Cal starts his first day tomorrow, but I already feel infinitely more “with it.” Owning the day instead of letting it own me, you know? I just had to get myself set up for success and here are two easy ways to helpĀ kids get not only a healthy snack, but also independently so!Grab + Go Snack Boxes. I have these in the pantry and also the fridge where they’re pre-portioned, bagged, and easy to spot. They can grab whatever snack looks good to them even if … Read more

6th Birthday Cake

I bought this pan months ago thinking I would have our local bakery whip something up for me, but then it turns out that’s a health code violation SO I had to make the cake. In my heart of hearts I am the type of mother who makes from scratch cakes and kills it, so why not start now? This cake was delicious, its SO thick and dense but somehow lighter than air. Like almost a pound cake but so yummy. Its that buttermilk and 5 eggs no doubt. I used this recipe and followed it to a T making … Read more

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lemonade bar!

Lemonade Bar

As promised here is the mixology for the lemonade bar I posted yesterday! This is such a fun one to have while hostessing. Its early enough in the party that I always welcome the distraction for guests while I get last things prepared.=PEACH RASPBERRY – Screams summer doesn’t it? Just mash peach puree and raspberry puree and add a heaping teaspoonĀ or less of each (this is for a 6 ounce cup.) BLUEBERRY MINT – Blueberry always has that minty, herby taste to it so i think these compliment each other well! Just muddle the mint by crushing the leaves to … Read more

hiking with belVita

Now it’s Summer we’ve been loving taking time each day to just go explore. Drive to a new park, head up into the mountains. Today we’re teaming up with belVitaĀ Protein Soft BiscuitsĀ to share how we hike to make it fun every step of the way!Lately we’ve been snacking onĀ belVita Protein Biscuits since they’re a good source of protein: 10 grams and they taste like dessert!! If you’ve tried as many protein snacks out there as I have you know it’s hard to find that combo!Ā I knew this would be the perfect hiking food because it’s pre-packaged (easy to grab and … Read more

yogurt bar breakfast

By Emily. You all know we’ve been focusing on easy Summertime ideas to make the mornings (or afternoons, depending on when your down time is) special and not so “I’m so bored!” Raleigh is napping three times a day still (oof!) so we have lots of downtime at home and I am basically stringing these ideas together for my own sanity.So today’s idea is just a few extra steps on your regular breakfast routine, but the boys loved it! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Their favorite yogurt, bowls of toppings, a special breakfast munching area. TOPPING IDEAS: granola, chopped fruit, honey, chia, … Read more

After School Water Fight

This post is sponsored by Mott’sĀ® and Dollar General, all opinions are our own! May is always such an exciting month, the electricity and excitement of the school year ending is contagious and we are itching to feel that summertime warmth and relaxed scheduleĀ wash over us!Ā Ā One thing we’ve been trying to do to mix up the after school routine is to have one little surprise planned each week. Something the boys come home to and are immediately whisked away or engaged in that they didn’t expect. Just to mix it up! For this week, we surprised them with a water … Read more