Our Mini Family

Oct 5, 2015

Spooky Walking Taco Party

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Have you heard of the newest snack craze called "walking tacos?" This food trend originally started with taco ingredients, thus why they are called walking tacos! People were mixing and then eating their favorite taco condiments in a bag of chips--like ground beef, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc! This food trend is the solution to taking messy foods on-the-go! Today, I'm sharing my sweet tooth spin on the walking taco craze, and I'm combining my favorite spooky snacks right inside the Go-Paks!

My Spooky Walking Taco Party was a hit! We had a small get-together with some friends over the weekend, and we hosted a spooky walking taco party! Walking taco parties are fun because it lets your guests create their own snacks, and you don't have a huge mess and lots of dishes to clean up after the party is over! Today, I'm sharing all of the details for how I put the party together, along with some recipes and DIY tutorials!

Oct 3, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 39 and National Chili Week

Happy Saturday! Guess what? It's National Chili Week! 

I've been looking online trying to find the perfect chili to make this weekend, and here are a few of my favorite chili recipes I have stumbled upon (as well as my very own chili recipe!)

Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Chili from Fit Foodie Finds

Ultimate Sweet Potato Totchos with Chipotle Aioli from Climbing Grier Moutnain

Easy Weeknight Tempeh Chili from Delicious Balance

Pepper Potts Chili from Our Mini Family (me!)

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Oct 2, 2015

Date Night Idea | Go to a Local Wine Bar

Earlier this week, Adam and I decided to take our date night to a local wine bar here in Tempe, Arizona! We were so glad when Salut Kitchen Bar contacted us and offered to sponsor our next date night, since we really enjoy being able to support Arizona local and small businesses! 

Today, we're talking a little bit about our date night out to our local wine bar!

Sep 30, 2015

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Cookies

Dia de los Muertos, or "day of the dead," is a holiday celebrated in and around Phoenix (as well as places like Mexico and Latin American regions). Every year all around the valley, there are festivals and events celebrating this holiday--a day meant for remembering and honoring loved ones who have passed away. The most familiar symbol of this holiday is the skull--and is often decorated in bright, vivid colors in items ranging in anything from costumes to sweets! 

Today on the blog, I'm sharing my Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Cookies!

Sep 28, 2015

DIY Plaid Cutting Board Gift Idea

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Fall is here, and I'm excited to break out all of my plaid clothes and accessories! I have a plaid button up shirt, a skirt, and also a headband. When I close my eyes and imagine what my idea of fall fashion looks like, I can't help but see red and black plaid! With the holiday season on my mind, I've been thinking that it would be a cute gift idea to give someone a handmade, plaid cutting board--one side is left unpainted so it can be used as a regular cutting board, but then one side is decorated with holiday plaid and can serve as festive kitchen decor! Today, I'm sharing the tutorial on how I made this plaid gift item.

Sep 26, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 38

Happy Saturday! 

We are feeling the Saturday morning vibes as you can see. Adam and I are planning on spending our weekend posted up on the couch all morning, and then I will be spending my afternoon cleaning and getting ready for my projects next week. I'm especially excited to paint a little bit this weekend and gearing up for a plaid-themed DIY! What are your plans this weekend?

Let's party! I can't wait to see what you have to share from your blog! 

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Sep 25, 2015

Blogger Opportunity | Sign Up for the #GruesomeGoodies Giveaway Hop

TGIF! I am so glad that Friday is here, and the weekend is upon us! 

Adam and I have got some serious plans tomorrow morning: relaxing on the couch! Ha, but seriously, I am glad we can have some time to unwind after this hectic week! On Sunday, I have a lot of prep to do for the blog next week, but I am glad I will have almost a whole day of relaxation to spent with my hubby. Keeping next week in mind, I have an announcement: sign-ups for another blogger giveaway hop are open! 

Are you a blogger? I've got a great opportunity for you today--sign-ups to join the Gruesome Goodies Giveaway Hop are now open!!

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Sep 24, 2015

DIY Bathroom Diffuser

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It does not take a lot to craft a pleasant bathroom experience--having the right scent and the right toilet paper in your bathroom can make all of the difference! Today, I'm sharing my tutorial on how to make and customize your very own bathroom diffuser! 

Sep 22, 2015

7 Reasons to Make Phoenix Your Next Vacation Getaway

For the last 7 years, I have been able to call Phoenix my home. Having grown up in suburban Massachusetts, moving out West to Arizona was an exciting and completely extraordinary feat. But since the day I have moved here, I have felt like I have lived in America's best kept secret; Phoenix is such an incredible city and has so many unique quirks to it. This city is vivacious--not only is it a great place to live, but it's an even better place to have a vacation!

Today, I'm talking about seven reasons why you should make Phoenix your next getaway!

Sep 21, 2015

Green Tea Donuts | Recipe Inspired by Jergen's Wet Skin Moisturizer

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Good morning and happy Monday! It's the start of a new week, and boy did I have a great weekend! I spent a lot of quality time with some of my fellow bloggers here at an Arizona blogger conference, and we had a lot of fun as a group (we took so many silly pictures together, and we even went to a conference after-party at our local aquarium!) Needless to say, I had an epic weekend! But now that it's Monday, my excitement has carried over into the new week and I'm happy to get back to the daily grind today.

Today, I am sharing a unique recipe! I am sharing my recipe for Green Tea Donuts, which is inspired by my newest health and beauty obsession: Jergen's Wet Skin Moisturizer! I know what you are thinking..."what do donuts have anything to do with moisturizer?" You would be surprised to know that good donuts and good moisturizer actually have a lot in common! They are both silky smooth, rich and vibrant, and they excite your senses! This Green Tea Donuts recipe is completely inspired by my Jergen's Wet Skin Moisturizer in Calming Green Tea Oil!