Our Mini Family

Feb 25, 2015

DIY Toothbrush & Toothpaste Holder and How to Get Whiter Teeth for a Beautiful Smile

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All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias

Does it kill you to recycle and get rid of perfectly good jars when they become empty? 

Well, it does for me! That is why I decided to share this DIY with you on how you can upcycle your leftover jars into things like a toothbrush or toothpaste holder! I constantly find myself wanting to switch up the decor in and around my bathroom area and feeling very "out with the old, in with the new"--and sometimes that can get expensive. But it doesn't have to be expensive at all!


Check out our DIY post below:

Feb 24, 2015

AZ Bloggers Meet Up | Galentine's Day

As we normally do every 3 months or so, the Arizona Bloggers group met up--and this time our theme was to celebrate Galentine's Day! 


And it was FABULOUS!

Feb 23, 2015

Breakfast Bruschetta

I love anything and everything bruschetta, ya'll! I have had some super intricate and genius bruschetta recipes that I would have never imaged before, and I am so glad I found those other recipes when I want to whip up an amazing appetizer or small bite to eat. But sometimes, a gal just wants a simple snack!

And sometimes I even want some bruschetta in the morning! That's why I wanted to share my very own spin on one of my favorite snacks and share my Breakfast Bruschetta idea with you all!


Feb 21, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 7

Good morning, friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful week--I am SO stoked for later today, since I will be attending an Arizona Bloggers Meet up event, and we will be celebrating Galentine's Day! We have events about every three months, so whenever there is an event coming up I get so excited to see my gal pals and meet new bloggers! Our last event was held at The Shine Project Headquarters, and we had the opportunity to talk with well-established and successful bloggers/small business owners here in the Valley--if you want to read more about the event last time, check out our previous review post here.

Thanks to everyone who links up with us each week for our little corner of the bloggersphere!
OH question: do you like our new branding for our linky party? ;-)

We're happy to have you here, and I look forward to see what posts you have to share with us. But before we do that, let's take a look at my favorite posts that were shared with us last week!

Check out our features from this week:

Rice Krispie Heart Pops by This n That with Olivia


Quick Heart Bookmark by Crafty Journal


Things I Love About Winter by Laina Turner


Continue reading to link up to this week's party!

Feb 19, 2015

Irish Mocha


Disclaimer: **This post contains alcohol. If using alcohol, please drink responsibly**
 I was compensated to write a blog post featuring Cap Mundo Nespresso Yrgacheffe.

Hello friends!

Now that Valentine's Day has passed, I can focus my energy on my Irish roots and embrace St. Patrick's Day recipes and DIYs! Huzzah!

Today, we're sharing an alcoholic drink recipe:


Feb 18, 2015

Using Temporary Tattoos on Mason Jars


Disclaimer: I was compensated to review and use these tattoos. All opinions are my own.

Happy Wednesday!

I have a DIY epiphany to share with all of you that definitely blew my mind--have you have an excess of mason jars in your house? Well, I sure do! I am a mason jar hoarder if I am being totally honest. I love buying them in all shapes, sizes, colors, ones with handles...you name it and I've probably got that type of mason jar! But what I struggle with is making them stand out above the rest. I have tried painting on them and it looks fine, but since I have so many painting them one by one takes super long
 (and I get impatient when waiting for them to dry). 

Here is my epiphany: you can use a temporary tattoo on a mason jar!

Feb 17, 2015

5 Step Sriracha Mayo and Bacon Bleu Cheese Dips for Game Day!

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All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias

Hi folks! Wow, loads of great games lately, right?! For us, that means lots of party planning and game day grub to enjoy around this time of year! We wanted to share two special dips recipes with you today--they are 5 step dips, so they are not time consuming or difficult to whip up at all.


For Adam and I, we're all about the games but honestly let's be real here: food is what can really bring people together! Game day grub is my favorite because there is less of a focus on calorie counting, and it's all about enjoying yourself without having to take the time to pull together a rather intensive recipe--I am a fan of not having to spend my whole day in the kitchen leading up to game.

That is why I love dips so much!

Feb 16, 2015

Blended Conference 2015!

Disclaimer: I’m a Blended Conference Ambassador. I was provided a
discounted ticket for my promotion. All opinions are 100% genuine and my own.


Good morning! Today I want to share something that I have been dying to talk about: Blended Conference!! It is an awesome conference held here in Arizona and I am pleased to announce that I am an ambassador--so I get to help spread the word about this fantastic event!

Feb 15, 2015

A Romantic, 3 Course Italian Dinner Recipe

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All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias

Happy Valentine's Day weekend!


Adam and I are so incredibly blessed we get to spend the weekend together. Although we try to spend as much time as we can, Valentine's Day is an extra reminder that it is absolutely okay to spoil ourselves by taking time off work to spend quality time together and share a little romance. 

We spent some time at the pool with this heat wave we've been having here in Phoenix, watched a movie, and cooked dinner together! I am sure I have mentioned this before, but Adam is Italian and loves to eat! 

I decided that this weekend was the perfect opportunity to pull out all of the stops and cook Adam a romantic, three course Italian dinner with La Romanella ingredients including: 
bruschetta, sausage stir fry, and chocolate mousse!

Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! | Sweethearts Linky Party Features


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! 

We are SO excited by all of the amazing posts that were shared at our very own Sweethearts Valentine's Linky Party!


It was a very difficult choice to narrow it down to our 5 favorites, but without further adieu here are the 5 top features from the party: