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Disclosure: The post has been sponsored by Hulu. Do you remember The Powerpuff Girls? It's been around ever since my oldest son (who is now 21) was little, and I remember watching it with him. If you haven't seen it before ... The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, whose missions in life alternate between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. The girls are frequently called upon by the town's mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers. While their differences cause them to squabble and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Are you reading for a girls' night in to watch the Oscars? You'll need a cocktail! I'm sharing this delicious Golden Dream cocktail over at Blissfully Domestic today. It's a dessert, and cocktail in one. What could be better! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Looking for easy ideas for classroom Valentine's Day parties? Miss M apparently signed me up for 5 things this year because not enough parents signed up. It's okay, I've got this. I'm sharing my tips over at 5 Minutes for Mom thanks to Party City, so head on over. Save Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Looking for a fun craft project for the kids this weekend? I'm sharing the perfect Valentine's Day craft over at Blissfully Domestic. But this one doesn't need to be taken down after the holiday is over, leave it up year-round. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Karen B. Winnick. Good Night, Baby Animals, You’ve Had a Busy Day follows the true-to-life antics and adventures of young animals in the wild as they, eat, play, tumble, romp, and explore their natural habitats and meet other animals who share their surroundings. Just like our children do. Which makes it such a wonderful story to share with them. And I've paired with the perfect lunchtime treat too. Something to eat, the perfect bedtime story, and your kids will be down for an afternoon nap in no time. Tip: The trunk is made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Our obsession with the heart eye emoji for Valentine's Day continues. I'm over at MyPrintly showing you how to make these Jolly Rancher heart eye emoji lollipops, and I've got free printable gift tags to go with them. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI. It's been cold and rainy the past couple of days. And by cold I mean in the 50's, not nearly as cold as some parts of the country, but us Californians are used to the heat, so once it dips below 60 degrees I'm immediately bundled in about 30 layers from head to toe, bring out all the throw rugs for the bed and couches, and put the fire on. Of course rainy, cool days, and hot chocolate go hand-in-hand. My daughter doesn't like milk chocolate though.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
I am absolutely obsessed with Pantone's color of the year choice, greenery. My favorite color is green, and this is my favorite shade. Although I don't wear it too often, I do have a couple of pieces, but my home is dotted in it too, from my reclining reading chair, to picture frames on the wall. Pantone's "Greenery" Fashion for Her by tonyastaab featuring super skinny jeans You can find my top picks for adding a little greenery to your life, from home goods, to fashion over at Blissfully Domestic. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Universal Pictures. Are you ready to celebrate the February 10 release of Fifty Shades Darker? We are! Gather your girlfriends together this Valentine’s Day, and slip into something a shade darker. I'm sharing a few tips below on how to host a fun night with the girls below. This party would be perfect for a girl's night in, or even your book club. My biggest tip is to keep it simple, after-all it's about the book and movie, but offer something that's a little fun. My 'fun' party item, was handmade chocolate masquerade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: The post has been sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures. The LEGO Batman Movie is arriving in theaters February 10. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. So in the spirit of LEGO... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and I received complimentary products to facilitate my post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Some days I just want time to stand still. It feels like only recently my daughter was son tiny and climbing onto my lap and watching me while I did my hair and makeup when I was getting ready for the day. Now she's stealing my clothes and shoes, and putting on makeup... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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I'm all about quick, easy, and delicious, and the four sparkling cocktails I'm sharing over at Blissfully Domestic today are just that. You don't need to be a mixologist to make any of these, so head on over and grab my simple ideas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #99YourValentinesDay #DoingThe99 #CollectiveBias Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you are looking for quick and easy class treats on a budget, then I've got the perfect thing. My daughter is currently obsessed with all things emoji, so naturally class treats and gifts this year will be emoji themed. Of course though, I don't want to spend a fortune having cupcakes custom made, so came up with a much more budget friendly idea that the kids will love just as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Back in September, my boyfriend mentioned that he'd never been to the Salton Sea, but flew over it often on his trips to visit me, so really wanted to go out there to see it one day. He's a water bug, so wherever there's water, that's where he wants to be. So one weekend morning, we woke up with no plans, and the weather was nice and warm, so while he cooked breakfast, I planned a day trip for us all to head out there. I decided we should start on the north east side of the Salton Sea, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Did you know that January is Hot Tea Month? I was raised a tea drinker. In Australia we don't just enjoy three meals a day, but we add an extra couple in there too ... morning and afternoon tea. A time when we gather together for a cup of tea served with biscuits, cake, and other delicious snacks. A time to chat and reconnect. I'm definitely a Bigelow Tea Vanilla Chai kinda girl. It's a staple in my pantry, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. On an average week I cook dinner 5-6 nights a week, but at least 2 of those nights are quick and easy meals, nothing elaborate because my youngest has martial arts right over what would normally be our dinner time. I tend to alternate a lot of the kids' favorite dishes on those quick and easy night, but then throw in something new once in a while too so I can encourage them to try new foods. And then,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI. My kids favorite take-out is usually orange or lemon chicken. But, with the little man being gluten-free he often can't eat it because sometimes the ingredients used are not, and so I've been trying to make more of their favorite dishes at home. Let's face it, there's also the added benefit of the money I'm saving by cooking at home instead of going out. They absolutely love the orange chicken I make, so recently I decided to try a honey lemon chicken, and it was delicious. As... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PilotYourLife #CollectiveBias I love pretty things, in pretty packages. Being able to look at lovely things on the walls of my office and craft room, and around the space where I spend most of my work day inspires me. When things are organized, bright, and easy to find, it makes me happy, calms me, and leaves me wanting to spend more time in that space, and create even more lovely things. Although I'm pretty sure this pen box is going to last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield. Prior to Thanksgiving I was gathering up leftover turkey recipes, because let's face it, I always buy a turkey that is WAY bigger than we need for our little family. But, between soups and sandwiches, and pasta dishes, we used it all up, even if it meant making a few dishes to freeze. This week, it's all about the ham. Next week we are bound to have leftovers piled high. Smithfield wants to make using that extra ham a little easier with their great ideas for giving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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We make it mandatory to see a movie or play every year during the holidays. Something that will get us into the festive spirit of the holiday season. If you are looking for a show to take your kids to in San Diego this holiday season, then take a look at A Snow White Christmas. The entire family will love it. Buy 4 tickets for $99 today! Visit http://sandiegotheatres.org/a-snow-white-christmas and select “Family 4 Pack” from *Special Offers drop down menu, or call the box office at 619-570-1100. The show runs from December 2 until December 24, 2016 and features Neil... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: I received some really cool items from Oriental Trading to facilitate this post. Winter is quickly approaching, and for some, snow is already falling. I love nothing more in the cooler weather than to curl up on the couch in front of the fire surrounded by the people I love, drink hot chocolate, and watch a movie. But, give everyone a treat and kick up movie night a notch with these ideas. My winter hot chocolate recipe is pretty simple. I heat 50/50 2% reduced fat milk with half & half on the stove (enough per cup), stirring so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle. When it's raining and cold outside, and I'm longing to be outdoors, the warm twinkle of fire, and the lovely scent of nature can make the world of difference to my mood. There is nothing more relaxing than lighting a fire, curling up on the sofa under a blanket watching a movie with hot cocoa ... and with a comforting scent wafting throughout the house. For some reason, certain scents such as cypress, pine, and fir make my stress melt away and bring calm and serenity to our home. It's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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One thing I've realized over the years is that I need less stuff. Less gifts that clutter up the home, less possessions ... just less. What I want is more experiences. For the past few years I've updated my bucket list with things I want to see, do, and experience. Granted, I'm yet to actually accomplish everything on the list each year, but it's there as a constant reminder that there is so much I still want to experience. When my boyfriend and I were discussing Christmas gifts it became a bit of a 'thing'. He'd ask me for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore
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We've indulged in all things pumpkin and apple, we are heading into the season of peppermint and cranberries, but if you are looking to mix it up a little, then head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom and grab my recipe for this Crunchy Thai Cashew Rice Salad. Plus, you could win a CVS gift card and Gold Emblem gift pack. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Create-Celebrate-Explore