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Bite Size Brownies

Because... there's nothing better than bite size brownies.  This recipe for bite size brownies is fulfilling and will make you smile! 

Bite Size Brownies Recipe
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Who else is ready for FALL?! Me! Me! Me! I am ready for cooler temps, hot cocoa, scary movies and most of all, HALLOWEEN! I despise the summer.  I really do.  It drains all of my energy and I just don't want to do anything.  I don't want to go anywhere.  I don't want to blog.  I don't want to cook.  Nada.  

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In

Who doesn't love a good girls night in? Planning for a great night in with the girls is a blast- especially with these creative ideas for a great girls night in!

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In


This post was sponsored by Colorwear as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Work. Children. Significant others. Home. Life.  Whether married or single, parents or not, work outside/inside or stay at home- life is stressful.  Friendships are important and getting away from it all for a few hours with a group of amazing friends is an essential way to unwind and relax and feel great.  

For awhile, I used to get together once a month with my girlfriends for a fun girls night in.  After a series of setbacks in my personal life, I shut away from everything.  I didn't realize just how much I needed those Saturday nights with the girls until I stopped going.  I don't enjoy night clubs any more but hanging out with the girls, laughing, listening to music, eating and drinking is perfection and a great respite from it all.  

The goal of having "Girls Night In" restarted has been a huge priority.  Now that it's back in all its glory- here are some ideas for a creative girls night in. 


1.  Food.



Food IS life, after all.  Amiright? There's nothing better than planning a theme night and each woman attending bring a side dish and the host makes the main dish.  Arrange a group email or text and have a list of three themed ideas and allow a vote! 

At my recent girls night in, I made a batch of Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Sliders (recipe here).  Each guest can bring a side dish or a drink.  It worked out fabulously!

2.  Music

Eating good food, drinking fantastic drinks and playing music while chatting and catching up with friends while making new friends.  (I always encourage the group to invite others to join us! The more the merrier, right?).  Along with a food theme night, find music that fits the theme.  Or maybe a specific decade or genre? Most of us went to high school in the 1990s and it's fun to play music from the "good ol' days".


3. Activities.

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In

Picking a fun activity is a GREAT way to allow our brains to unwind and to relax.  Board games? Heck yes!  Pinterest Craft Night? Oh totally.

Coloring t-shirts? Wait! What? Yes, these DO exist and they were such a hit at my recent girls night in that I can't wait to host again.


Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In, Colorwear Shirts

Adult coloring books are ALL the rage and for a GOOD reason.  It's a great way to decompress and relax.

What's better than a coloring page?  A coloring SHIRT made by Colorwear (which is a new product line from the epic shirt company, The Mountain).   There are over 175 designs like mandalas, quotes, animals, etc. from popular coloring book artists (like Valentina Parker and Angela Van Dam).

Make & take.  

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In


I won't lie- this was one of the most relaxing evenings I have had.  I am usually so wound up and I really, really needed this.  It felt zen like and it was so soothing and every one of my guests felt the same way.  

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In


I love that each shirt has such an incredible design and comes with a package of Tulip fabric markers.  

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In



The quality of each shirt is incredible- they won't have holes in a couple of washes and they're beautifully dyed.  They're also environmentally friendly. 

Creative Ideas For a Great Girls Night In


 Now THIS is how you have a GREAT girls night in.  Kinda felt like a kid making something in art class and proudly bringing it home.  

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What are some ideas you have for a great girls night in?
Do you enjoy coloring, too?

Share with me YOUR ideas!













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Ways to Save With Groupon


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine

Unless you've been under a rock, you already know all about Groupon.  However, Groupon is MUCH more than coupons.  I mean, don't get me wrong, the coupons are incredible- I love being able to find a new restaurant, service, local events and much more BUT I love shopping on Groupon Goods.


I have been able to save a lot of money on items that I am going to shop for anyways.  Shopping on Groupon is a GREAT way to buy birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, and just because gifts and save money.  I am a huge a proponent of shopping around and finding the best price.  Full price? No thanks.

Here are some amazing items you can buy on Groupon!

Bucket List: San Diego Family Trip

Bucket List: San Diego Family Trip
Thank you San Diego Tourism for sponsoring this post and motivating us to visit in October!





Even though it's a dry, dusty desert- living in Phoenix has its perks.  

We are within driving distance to the mountains of Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Puerto Penasco, and can drive to San Diego and visit the ocean. I have made it to all except the Grand Canyon and San Diego but that's going to change.   I have already set the wheels in motion to take a family trip to San Diego during Em's fall break in October and we are incredibly excited!  

I have compiled a bucket list of our MUST see spots while we visit San Diego in October

Protect Your Eyes and Still Enjoy Your Electronics

As a heavy user of computers and electronic devices, protecting my daughter's and my eyes are extremely important to me.  This sponsored post is a part of the campaign “Protecting America’s Eyes” by Reticare in order to inform U.S. citizens about the importance of eye protection from device screens. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.



Like many of you, I spend a lot of time in front screens.  At my day job, I am in front of a computer.  When I come home, I am in front of a computer blogging.  Let's not forget about phones, tablets, TV and other electronic devices that I am glued to.  Em, she loves playing apps on the tablet when she comes home from her after school program. 

That's a LOT of eye strain.  As an eye glass wearer, I am acutely aware of when my eyes are TIRED and that's practically every single day.  I try to give my eyes breaks but I feel like more needed to be done as it's not feasible to step away from my work desk every 30 minutes. 

Why You MUST Try Blue Apron (It's a sanity saver!)

Have you seen the ads about Blue Apron around? I have seen them quite often and it's always piqued my interest.  I was given the opportunity to try Blue Apron and I am now a convert.  You must try Blue Apron

Find out WHY I am a HUGE fan!

Today’s post is sponsored by Blue Apron and is a part of the Insider’s Program on Bloggy Moms. All opinions are my own.



I have been curious about Blue Apron and have wondered whether it was safe (I do live in the extreme heat of Phoenix) and whether it was worth the cost.  So when the opportunity came to me, I couldn't pass it up.  

I was extremely nervous because I have an allergy to shellfish and fish and since I do have a full time job, I needed a Saturday or evening delivery because the heat here will decimate any fresh food if left outside too long.  
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