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Apr 1, 2015

AZ Bloggers Meet Up | Mocha and Monetization

There is something really magical about the combination of marvelous local coffee and learning about blogging monetization! I had a blast at his past AZ Blogger Meetup at Piexoto Coffee with Find Your Influence, and I am eager to tell you all a little bit about what we covered.

Before I talk about what we covered at our event, I also want to make a scary, life-altering exciting announcement: 

I am now a full-time blogger!

Mar 30, 2015

DIY Snack Pack Easter Basket

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I love Easter a lot, and I honestly do not know why I do not take more time to celebrate the holiday through my special holiday food and DIY projects. My family and I celebrate Easter every year, but I never make anything special other than cooking a nice dinner. If I had to say why, I would probably say it's because this time of year feels hectic, so I am always limited on time right when Easter rolls around. 

I took it upon myself this year to find a DIY project that I could work on for a few weeks sporadically, but could also be done in one sitting if I had the time. I thought it would be fun to create an Easter basket around a Super Snack Pack Pudding Cup

Check out our tutorial on how to make your very own basket below:

Mar 29, 2015

Give Your Guy a Spring, Signature Gift "Man-sket"

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySignatureMove #CollectiveBias

My husband, Adam, is the sweetest man I have ever met. I love him to death, but we all know what happens when it's the summer time and our guys are working hard in the heat or coming back from the gym--stink central! Obviously it's just because the guys are a little grubby for the time being, but deep down they are handsome and dapper dudes. Sometimes it's hard to tell my hubby he may need to go take a shower because I may not want to make him feel insecure. What I like to do is lean in and give him a hug, a kiss, and reassure him he may feel better after a nice, hot shower. 

But I thought of something else I could do to lighten the mood when I want to let me hubby know he needs to freshen up a bit--by giving him a men's basket. Thus, the "man-sket" was born!

If you're all about the "man-sket" and want to make one of your own, this post is for you! What I'd like to do is let you all know what I did to put together Adam's very own man-sket. 

Mar 28, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 12

Hi friends! Happy Saturday!

I am so stoked for today--I am attending a huge blogger conference here in Phoenix for SoFabU On the Road (you can read my post about it here) later this morning, and it will be such a great experience for me. I remember my first blogger conference like it was yesterday: incredibly overwhelming but amazing! Lots of people and new information. Anytime I attend a blogger event or conference, I try to act like a sponge and just soak us as much of the details as I can and am living in the moment. But that is what I am up to today!

What are your plans for this weekend?

Also, just wanted to let you all know that we will be sending out a weekly reminder to link up to the party through our newsletter! For those of you who linked up last week, I got your emails to ensure I added you to the newsletter (if you prefer to not receive the emails, please click "unsubscribe" from the email I have sent and I will make a note of it). Thanks for your continued support to our linky party each week! I am hoping with this change and the newsletter reminder that we can try and expand to a few more bloggers. I know I myself like to get the link-up email reminders, so I wanted to offer the same for our linky here to all of you as well!

Check out our features from this week:

Prosciutto Bowl Salad by Hungry Adventurer

Easy Yarn Easter Eggs by Mommy on Demand

Fabric Rag Wreath Tutorial by Vintage Paint and More

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

Mar 25, 2015

Pina Colada No Bake Boozy Bites

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Cakes Under the Influence to promote their #NoBakeBoozyBites. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Have you ever thought about what it would taste like when a pina colada meets a dessert? Well, now you can enjoy a yummy pina colada in one bite (or a few if you are hungry!) Surprise your friends and family at your next party--and when they ask you to bring dessert, try these Pina Colada No Bake Boozy Bites! 

Mar 24, 2015

10 Ways to Cool Down without an Air Conditioner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias

Recently, I learned about the Energizer's green living campaign and the new Energize EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries! After reading about the innovation that Energizer has brought with their new battery, I was inspired to write my own resource on how to keep cool in the coming warmer months without having to rely on an air conditioner (which no doubt is a huge energy consumption here in Arizona)!

Mar 23, 2015

Easy Peasy Pesto Chicken

Disclaimer: I received the Priority Chef Knife Sharpener in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a rejuvenating weekend--we sure did! Adam and I spent some time cleaning the kitchen on Saturday, and then we went to the movies yesterday. We spent some time cooking dinner last night, and Adam made this yummy pesto chicken that was SO easy! 

Mar 22, 2015

A Subscription Box for Foodies | Try the World

Disclaimer: I received one Try the World box in exchange for this post and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% and my own. 

My social media feed is constantly flooded with subscription boxes and all of these programs that companies are encouraging me to join--but most of the time, I feel as though they do not apply to me or maybe they are a waste of money. With 100% genuine honesty, I can say that this particular subscription box is the best one I have seen and I love Try the World!

It's a perfect box subscription for foodies and food bloggers alike! 

There are seriously so many benefits that I am happy to talk to you all about if you are interested in learning more and continuing reading on in our post:

Mar 21, 2015

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 11

Good morning and thanks for joining us!

Happy spring break to many of you--it's spring break here in our area, but not a whole lot of time to relax! Lots of blogger work to be done around these parts :-)

I loved what you all shared last week! Lots of great spring-inspired projects and yummy recipes. It was so hard to narrow it down to my absolute favorites, but just wanted to let you all know I loved them all!

Check out our features from this week:

Trendy Nautical Women's Sewing Pattern by Fine Craft Guild

Spring Mantel by Vintage Paint and More

Peep Pouch by Crafty Journal

Chili Cheese Nachos by Mommy on Demand

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

Mar 20, 2015

5 Must-Haves for Women Who Commute

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When I am making my way around the city here in Phoenix, I heavily rely on public transportation like the light rail and bus routes to get around town. When I'm on the go, there are specifically five things that I always have with me--that are essential for me as a woman commuter!

Today I want to share my list of 5 Must-Haves for Women Who Commute: