Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Water day!


It's officially been Spring for a little time now, however the weather has felt nothing like Spring until today! It was a nice 80+ degrees day outside, what better way to enjoy this beautiful Earth Day than to play water balloon basketball?

We bought balloons from the Dollar Tree, placed the basketball hoop in a tiny plastic pool (so if balloons popped we had easy access to trash them). The kids absolutely loved it, and the balloons were tough to pop so it was endless fun.

Then we ended a fun day with friends by filling up our pool we bought last summer at Walmart. For $25 this pool holds up quite nicely. It's decent sized and the whole family actually gets in! The best part? Being with a plumber has its perks -- our hose outside has both hot and cold water. We were able to make the water warm! 

BOGO free Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

Calling all Krispy Kreme fans! April 28th is Hero Appreciation Day, what better way to honor the special hero in your life than with a delicious dozen doughnuts! Whether it's your mom, boyfriend, husband, local firefighter, teacher, sister -- show your hero some love with a free dozen.

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Healthy snacking: Kale chips!

Snackity snack, who doesn't love to snack? I do! When you get hungry it's easy to snack on junk food, but instead here's a yummy spin on kale to enjoy when you're feeling like you want junk food. I promise you they taste better than they look.

What you need:
A head of Kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
A little sea salt

Pre-heat the oven to 350, mix the cut and washed kale into a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar and salt. Mix well for about a minute. Align the kale without having them on top of each other or overlapping on a cookie sheet. Have them bake for about 7-10 minutes or until they become crispy.

Pop them out of the oven and enjoy. These are a great and healthy alternative to chips!

Healthy egg whites muffins

Here's an easy and healthy breakfast idea that you must try now! There are endless possibilities when it comes to making egg whites muffins. This is a great idea to make breakfast in advance as well, because you can make extra easily, of course.

I've been wanting to try these for quite some time after seeing them on Pinterest. I finally worked up the courage and I'm in love! Here's what I put inside my "muffins":

Egg Whites (0% fat, 0% cholesterol)
Pico de Gallo
Bell Peppers
2% cheese
Leftover Easter ham

I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees, and cooked for about 24-30 minutes or until browned. They were fast and easy to make, and I even got our two year old to enjoy them. That is saying a lot coming from a picky toddler.


Spring into beautiful hair with Alberto VO5 hair products. Review+Giveaway

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I was sent Alberto VO5's hot oil, Salon Series Hydrate + Nourish shampoo/conditioner as well as their Salon Series Simply Stunning Leave-in Conditioner to review and I can say that my hair has never felt or looked better! I have VERY frizzy, wavy hair. It's been a couple weeks of using their Salon Series shampoo and my hair feels amazing. My absolute favorite is the Hot Oil. The treatment is used twice a week and it makes your hair amazingly soft and frizz-free.

My soft hair selfie!
Not to mention the Simply Stunning Leave-in Conditioner is lovely to use on the days you are on the go, or your hair just can't seem to be tamed. I actually stick it in my purse sometimes, as it can be used on dry hair.

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