Tot Activities: The Odysea Aquarium

I was hemming and hawing about buying passes when The Odysea Aquarium opened up.  I thought my daughter might like to see the fish, but the Yelp reviews were all over the place and I couldn’t decide if it was worth it or not.  When summer rolled around, they had a special deal for annual passes. $69.95 for an adult versus $34.95 for a daily pass.  I do not think it’s worth the cost for the daily pass, at least for this age, but the annual pass is a steal.  We have gone there almost every week this summer, because […]

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Vegas Trip Roundup: Part One

The Ok Moms – Vegas Momcation Hey everyone! I divided our Vegas Momcation into two parts…. so lets get into it… Danielle & I traveled to Las Vegas for a girls getaway a few months ago for our first kid free vacation. The big question while planning was ‘what do you do in Vegas when you are mentally an 80 year old cat lady?’ THURSDAY We both got in Thursday late afternoon. Danielle picked me up at the airport and we went straight to our hotel- The Paris, for check in. My brother-in-law hooked us up and let me just […]

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Things We Love: Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are our own.  We only work with brands that we love (and we think you will love too!) Ok everyone, we don’t gush about paper often but we have to say it…. We love Basic Invite! There’s a whole world of sites that seem to disappoint in some way, be it color schemes that don’t work for your party theme, ugly envelopes, dorky graphic design… We could go on forever.  When we came across a site where everything was customizable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and the kicker- offers sample print outs […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s the most magical time of year!!! CHRISTMAS! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  If you have somehow missed this phenomenon in previous years, it’s when the Fall merchandise goes on sale the end of July! So not only do you get a preview of fall trends, but you get amazing deals on the upcoming season, not last season’s sad leftovers (aka the Half Yearly Sale.) We both were able to shop the sale early access sale with our Nordstrom cards, but it opens up to the public tomorrow (7/21).  A lot of the stuff did sell out, but they do restock […]

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Favorite Treats & Sweets – Phoenix

Ruze Cake House Even though I love to bake and even went to culinary school for it; I definitely have more of a salt/carb/cheese tooth than a sweet one.   I still love to go out to grab a little treat now and then though. I have been following Růže Cake House on Instagram for a couple years, back when the mother-daughter duo used to make beautiful cakes and macarons out of their home.  Now they’ve opened up an insanely gorgeous storefront in Scottsdale. Růže Cake House is tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale. They sell boba teas, macarons, and […]

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Rosé Granita Recipe

Ok, Frosé! Ugh, sorry, I already hate myself for saying that.  But as hard as I try not to be basic, I can’t help myself sometimes.  And let’s face it, rosé is the cool kid drink right now, and frosé (rosé granita, slushy, or snow cone – call it what you’d like) is the drink of summer. I rarely buy expensive bottles of wine, and this was no exception.  I used Ferard Bertrand Core des Roses because I had a sad bottle left from Gigi’s party, but any drier rosé would do.  I think this also might be pretty delicious […]

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Stupid Toys Roundup

Dumbest Toys of 2017 I’m just OK in the momming department so I always let my kids go down every toy isle at places like Target or Toys R Us. I already know I’m raising spoiled and entitled children…so theres really nothing to lose. Plus its fun to see what has changed in the world of toys and what has stayed the same. There are toys like Calico Critters, Barbie, And LOL Dolls where, if I’m being honest, I want to buy them all and play right alongside my children…. And then there are those toys that leave me super […]

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Instant Pot – The Ultimate Lazy Mom Device

Instant Pot = GAME CHANGER. Let me start out by saying, I am in no way affiliated with Instant Pot. But I say in all seriousness that Instant Pot has changed my life! I’ve never been much for kitchen gadgets, besides my Vitamix and stand mixer.  I purchased the Instant Pot during an Amazon Prime Day sale as an impulse buy. My baby was still pretty new, and I didn’t have time to cook much.  We hadn’t got her sleep down yet and thought you had to hold her to get her to nap, and I was still nursing.  These […]

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Zara Kids Haul

My Zara kids haul is not huge, but I love their stuff so much right now, I still had to share.  Specifically, their  artisan capsule collection has me dead, but I didn’t get too much from it because sometime I think I push my own monochrome style too much on my daughter, and let’s face it – babies are cute in colors! And when I say I got these, I actually mean I sent my MIL the links for everything and told her this is what Gigi wanted for her birthday. Dress: Zara $29.90 Also got this knit sweater  ($22.90) for fall, […]

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Gigi’s First Birthday Tea Party

First Birthday Partea Time! Holy cow.  I really cannot believe that a year has come and gone so quickly.  I’ll skip all the cliche mushy feelings, and just skip to the important stuff – her birthday party. I really don’t have a ton of friends, which sadly cuts into Gigi’s friend circle. (Sorry Georgia; mom’s a loser.) So the party was all adults, but  I swear I’m working on some baby friends soon! I had the Pinterest Mom Guilt (it’s real guys!) and have been planning an elaborate party and cake smash for months.  I went through several themes from flamingos, swans, […]

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