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When you have two kids in diapers, the diaper game is never ending. Someone always needs a diaper change, and then before you know it you need to run to the store to buy more diapers. Again… already! Didn’t you just buy diapers… yesterday?
Last week we took a trip to Sam’s and the girls picked out their diapers – it was no surprise that they excitedly selected the Huggies Little Movers diapers with Mickey and Minny Mouse designs – and because it was the Sam’s Club size they will last all month!
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I have started a new habit. I wake up 15 minutes before the rest of the house so that I can brew a cup of coffee and start my day with some “me” time. 99% of my day is spent taking care of others (my kids, clients, husband, etc.) and I have learned that before I can take care of anyone else, I need to take care of myself. Sometimes I enjoy just sitting outside and reflecting, and other times I completing a relaxing task like coloring in my adult coloring books. Either way, I always have my cup of coffee.We must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others #LuluandStir #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
Earlier this year I was introduced to Lulu + Stir, a coffee company that focuses on empowering women and supporting small family-owned farms. As a “momtrepreneur” I have a soft spot for any business that supports local, small, and/or family-owned businesses AND empowering women.Fill your heart with what’s important, and your cup with #LuluandStir. #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
Lulu + Stir’s 6 signature brews are Be Bold, Be Calm, Be True, Be Brilliant, Be Different, and Be Chill. All the brews are hand-roasted and shipped within 2 days of roasting to ensure you are getting the most fresh coffee available. The packaging includes fun motivational quotes and you can sign up for a “Weekly Stir” newsletter sent on Sunday mornings with an “Ask Lulu” article and other empowering content. You can place a onetime order, or set up a subscription so that you never run out of coffee.
If you are not sure which brew you’d like to try most, Lulu + Stir offers a sampler pack so you can try one pot of each of the 5 hot brews!
For a limited time only you can purchase the inaugural Coffee Lover’s Box! A box chock full of coffee and coffee inspired goodies, the perfect gift for the coffee lover or treat for yourself. With a full-sized bag of Lulu + Stir’s signature Be True coffee blend, an eco-friendly travel mug, a beautiful bracelet, an advance copy of a great summer read (that’s not available to anyone but you until summer) and a host of yummy treats and goodies, it’s close to $200 worth of coffee-inspired goodness for $49.95. And shipping is free.
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It may seem silly to some, but I feel like starting my day with 15 minutes of me time and a cup of my favorite Lulu + Stir coffee really sets me up for success. It makes me feel like I am ready to own the day – regardless of what life has in store for me.Things I am today: Fabulous! #LuluandStir! #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
Lulu + Stir is a company I really believe in, and I would like to spread the Lulu love by offering a giveaway for my wonderful followers!
I received product and/or compensation in consideration for this review, all opinions are my own. Read full disclosure here. (Originally posted at Pittsford.MacaroniKid.com)
Do you have the best recipe using Eggland’s Best Eggs? Our friends at Eggland’s Best are searching for the most creative and delicious recipes from your kitchen that celebrate Eggland’s Best eggs. Does your recipe highlight the best local ingredient from your state PLUS Eggland’s Best eggs? Enter your original recipe in the “America’s Best Recipe” Contest. Each recipe must contain at least two whole Eggland’s Best eggs, and highlight an ingredient from your home state. Whether it’s a recipe using Georgia peaches or Maine lobster, Eggland’s Best is looking for America’s Best.
Representing NY State is the apple! The apple is the state fruit, and we’ve collected some amazing recipes for you here – make sure you only use NY Apples and Eggland’s Best eggs for the BEST results! I love Eggland’s Best eggs because of all the added nutritional benefits: they have less saturated fat and calories, and more Omega 3’s, Lutein and vitamins D, B, and E than other eggs. I’d like to share my nomination for America’s Best Recipe: Apple Pie Cupcakes!
My kids and I have recently gotten into the TV show Cupcake Wars (it’s on Netflix!) so I knew I wanted to make cupcakes and incorporate Apples (New York City is called the Big Apple for a reason, right?!). I found out that not only are apples the state fruit, but apple muffins are the official state muffins! Who knew? If New York were to have a state cupcake I’d be willing to bet THIS would be it!
And they are not difficult at all! You could be creative with the type of cake you use for the cupcake – but we love the butter recipe yellow cakes – they have them in store brand and name brand varieties). Check your specific box for ingredients but mine called for butter, water, and Eggland’s Best eggs. Eggland’s Best Eggs can be found in most supermarkets across the country. Click here for a store near you. Cook the cupcakes as directed. While they are cooking open a jar of apple pie filling and dice it up with a knife so that the pieces are small and you can use it to fill your cupcakes when they are ready.
I also like to make my frosting now – while the cupcakes are cooking and cooling – so it’s ready to go! You will blend the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla until it is light and fluffy. Then add the confectioners sugar one cup at a time. The milk should be added at the very end.
After the cupcakes have cooled completely, use a knife to core out a piece of the middle – don’t go too deep or too wide – you want the cupcakes to hold together! Spoon a little pie filling into your cupcake and place the cored middle piece back on top. Then you are ready to frost the cupcakes and garnish with (optional) cinnamon and/or an apple slice. See the full recipe below!
Enter today and you could be the Grand Prize Winner and win $10,000. One winner from each state will compete for a $1,000 “Best in Region” prize, and the winners of “Best in Region” will go head-to-head to determine just who has America’s Best Recipe. For complete Contest rules, click here. Entries are being accepted from Feb 8 – April 29. Click here to enter now!