Saturday, September 24, 2016


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea
All opinions are 100% mine.


When my husband is traveling, I typically don't have time to make anything fancy in the morning.
Especially with all the craziness that ensues with two dogs and a toddler, life at any given moment can be pretty hectic. 
So when it's just me up at the break of dawn, or when Hudson goes down for a nap, or if it's post dinner time and I'm loungin' on the couch (it happens, but rarely) - it's Tazo® Tea time.


I'm a green tea fan, my first choice for sure. Just something about it - calming, soothing and just tastes good. Makes me feel good, too. Can't explain it. So I've been loving Tazo Tea's  Zen™ blend as of late, which is blend of green tea, lemongrass and spearmint. Tazo Tea has always been a favorite - you can clearly taste the quality. Plus, you can't pass up their pretty packaging :) Well, I can't. 

Zen Tazo Tea

So when it comes down to me having a quiet moment (anytime throughout the day), I tend to have a cup of Tazo Tea in hand. It actually makes me take a mental break and keeps me present, which ultimately reminds me just how good I have it. 


Do you like Tazo® Tea? Which is your favorite - Passion®, Awake™ English BreakfastZen? When is your favorite time to enjoy tea? 3pm at work? Sunday morning brunch? Monday night football? :)
This week, it's any opportunity I can get. 

So #sipjoyfully with me. 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Life Lately

| fridays aka mama days |

| hand and hand going to open gym. and then it was snack time! #yumforall |

| he likes berry and i like the vanilla - perfect pair. Mamas - these Annie's organic yogurt tubes are the best. |

| where did my baby go? |

| we eat these @outshinesnacks on the DAILY. going to do some cool arts and crafts with these sticks when we're done ;) #snackbrighter |

| fallish home thangs |

| "mama, hand!" sure thing, let me pick up my heart first because it exploded. |

| this @gap sweater among other things on super sale. coming to the blog soooon! |

| his nanny says he's the cleanest frozen fruit bar eater she's ever seen. #proudmom #snackbrighter |

| loved this spread and the extra girl time. still wine left over, so need to do round 2! #winesofgarnacha |

| we've been true lovin' lately #fossilQ |

| THIS. PHOTO. is my favorite. Does it get any cuter? He put things I asked him to in the cart. He unloaded them at the register AND he put his cart back. Gah, I miss my baby but this little guy is so fun. |

| play dates and @outshinesnack fruit bars FTW |

| pssstt. we little video with @outshinesnacks - did you see it?! |

| so this (above) is getting more serious. everyday he does the darn thing at least ONCE on the potty. i'm still not sure if i'm ready for this adventure, but i'll follow your little lead man. you rock. |

| ps. we're super happy campers DAD is home. and yes, these are new specs and I loveee them! |

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Every time you ask if this kid is hungry he'll yell "popsicle" if we're home or "ice cream!" if we're out running around. 

Needless to say, he's totally our kid and loves a good cold treat. 

However, being a mama I don't want to give him those things every time. I want to get him something that tastes good, but IS GOOD

We've been buying Outshine Snacks for Hudson the family for months now. I crave a good coconut fruit bar (their's is the best) and well, Hudson will eat any of them, all of them, whenever. 

With the Florida heat, stupid humidity and just the real fact we have a kid, we need to have a freezer stocked. How else do we get him to come inside from outdoor play?  Or get him to eat his peas? 

Bribery friends, this mama isn't above it. 

They have all sorts of delicious flavors made with real fruit / ingredients. Some even include veggies and you would NEVER know it. 

So big thanks to Outshine for 1) making fruit bars the JAM 2) making fruit bars everyone in this family will eat 3) making it possible to #SNACKBRIGHTER 

Seriously, mama approved. 
Now I have to buy TWO boxes so he doesn't eat them all.