This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TriscuitSummer #CollectiveBiasWhy should the kids have all the fun? I say we should make a stand this summer and declare adult playdates a thing. Mom-ing is hard work and I think we should make some time to chill out with our friends and do whatever we want for a few hours. Let’s be honest, we really just want to sit still for a little while and not have to get anyone milk or step on Legos. So I say grab your best gals, have a girl’s night in and unwind. Don’t let hosting stress you out. Girl’s night food doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m sharing an almost all no-cook menu with you plus a super easy flank steak appetizer recipe. The idea of playdates takes on a whole new life when you look at them this way, doesn’t it?
If you can’t talk about throw up, you may want to skip down in this post a little bit. Throwing up (twice) was part of my migraine headache process. Growing up, I got a few migraines a year and they were bad. When they came on, I needed to be in a quiet, dark room, with a cold wash cloth on my forehead and just lay there. It would take a few hours, but finally I would throw up, lay back down for a little bit, throw up a second time and my headache would be gone and I could rejoin the world again. Thankfully, I outgrew those types of headaches. But I still get severe headaches as an adult. Over the years, I’ve tried tons of different headache remedies. My headaches are a little bit different each time so I usually try all of these things to see if one will work. I really try to do this before turning to my prescription headache medicine. I’ve been able to find relief with these methods and wanted to share them with you in case you are a chronic headache sufferer as well.
I’ve never met a donut that I didn’t like. My sweet tooth is next level but given my love for dessert-like items, and my proclivity for making things even more fattening, you’d think that I’d go straight for the most ridiculous gourmet donut a shop has to offer. But I’ve got to say, the perfect, sweet/salty treat always wins my heart. I got a chance to do a donut tasting (yes, that’s a thing and it’s part of my job. I love my job) at Poqet Donuts in Irvine. They just released their newest seasonal flavors but in case you haven’t checked them out yet, I’ll give you a breakdown of why you need to go. The Butter Salt donut, above, is a dang good reason. I literally just had to talk myself out of running over there to grab one for a snack…but they have so much more!
Do you ever have one of those days? Yeah, one of THOSE days where either everything is going wrong or you just feel blah? I’ve been having way more of them than I would like to. So I decided that I needed to figure out how to get myself out of my funk when I find myself in a downward spiral headed towards rocking back and forth in a corner. I love essential oils and have tons of them. So I decided I needed to be more intentional with using them. Regardless of your belief in oils, they smell amazing. And to me, good smells help me shift my mind frame. Plus I’m a border-line hippie. So there’s that. I made this DIY room spray to bring the good vibes. I think you’re going to like it.
We live really close to the beach. But we hardly ever go. Life gets busy (plus I’m SUPER high maintenance) so schlepping everything down there seems like way too much work. A few weeks ago, my family and I did a little staycation at a friend’s house in Carlsbad (about an hour from our city). Knowing that we were free of our daily stresses made enjoying the beach easier. To me, a staycation is any kind of getaway (metaphorical or literal) where you act like you are on vacation even if it means staying close to or at home. There were certain things that I planned ahead for that helped to make our weekend away the best time ever. These staycation ideas will hopefully help you plan a much-needed escape from reality for your family.
Baby showers might very well be my favorite kind of party. There is so much excitement and love in the air. A baby shower has multiple (unofficial) guests of honor and there are so many opportunities to create special touches. There is always laughter, often tears and usually really great food. Plus who doesn’t love watching the mom-to-be open tiny pairs of socks!? I created this boho baby shower to give you some ideas for the next party you have to throw. I’ve also created a fun DIY for word streamers, which let you hang messages as part of your decor. And of course they involve balloons. It’s not a party until there are balloons. AND THERE’S MORE! I’m giving away a huge boho baby shower hostess prize package of all my favorite entertaining items!