Little Peanut Baby Shower

This past weekend was my baby shower and I was lucky enough to have a beautiful, warm day to spend with my friends & family.  My mom & MIL  did a great job with delicious food, an adorable elephant cake, and the most unique favors which I can indulge in after baby is born.  The favors were “mommy sippy-cups” and they were plastic, portable glasses filled with wine. Needless to say, they were a hit!  The dress I chose was actually not maternity- it was a very inexpensive dress from Forever 21 but since the material was loose and flowy, it was perfect for the occasion and so comfortable. I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!

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It’s the Little Things: Series

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 {a beautiful rose gold bracelet; a gift for my birthday from a wonderful friend}

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{baby blue nails for my baby shower on Sunday}

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{Yankees vs Red Sox game at Yankees stadium with a friend. We don’t like the same team but we can still play nice.}

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{Ryan & Zoey cuddling in the morning}

Pinkblush Maternity Giveaway!

PinkBlush Maternity has been one of my favorite places to shop throughout this pregnancy because their clothing is comfortable, affordable, and adorable! I was so excited when they wanted to collaborate and have me host a giveaway. I wore this peach maxi dress for Easter & it seriously is like wearing PJS- it is so soft & comfortable!

Now is your chance to win $25 to PinkBlush Maternity! Enter via Rafflecopter below!

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{Peach Maxi c/o PinkBlush Meternity| Bold statement necklace c/o PinkBlush Maternity| Faux leather jacket: Express}

The Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee

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Iced coffee is truly my guilty pleasure and now that temperatures are starting to finally get warmer, I am embracing every opportunity for a refreshing and creamy iced coffee. Ahhhhh.

For some reason, retail stores think it’s OK to charge $4 for a simple iced coffee and I always cringe when buying one. This iced coffee recipe is perfection and will be sure to make your taste buds and wallet happy all through spring & summer cold coffee cravings! My personal secret is to freeze some coffee into ice cubes so your iced coffee is never watered down. You’re welcome.

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You can use a Kuerig (or any other single server coffee-maker) or traditional coffee pot if you want to make more than a single serving. I use my Kuerig since I am usually making just a cup for myself. However, the wonderful thing about iced coffee is since it’s refrigerated, you can make it for the whole week without it getting stale-tasting.

Directions: Place desired amount sugar (or any sweetener you like) in cup first. This way the coffee will melt the sugar & won’t be “crunchy” when you sip (one of my pet-peeves). Brew your coffee as directed and make a little extra coffee for your “coffee ice cubes.” Once brewed, put coffee in large mason jar and let sit to cool. If you have time, refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes and if not, add cold milk or creamer and serve over the coffee ice cubes. I usually try to make a big batch of this overnight so it’s cold & ready for the morning.

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3 Ingredient Grain-less Pancakes

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There is nothing like weekend morning pancakes!  However, I find that regular pancakes are delicious but do not leave me feeling full for long because let’s face it, Bisquick is pretty much enriched white flour & sugar.  These protein-packed pancakes are delicious and kept my full for hours.  Also, they are so easy to make.. you can have your pancakes & eat them too! :)

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Ingredients:
* 1 ripe banana
* 3 eggs
* 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions
Mash ripe banana well, add in whisk eggs.
Warm non stick pan to medium, spray with coconut oil. Cook silver dollar size pancakes 1 minute seconds on each side and serve with syrup or fresh fruit.