Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Accomplish Potty training with Papmers + $50 AMEX GC Prize Pack Giveaway

 The days of princess pink head bands and choosing outfits are long gone. It seems only yesterday I was in the hospital hold Makenzey and anticipating what life would be like with the first girl in our entire family. In a blink of an eye we have moved into the fabulous toddler age consisting of walking, talking and venturing the start of potty training.
 This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers Easy Ups. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
This week we enjoyed a fabulous gift for her to start off the Potty training with a wonderful Princess Bang! She was a little leering about opening her gift since none of the other kiddos got a fun box to unravel. After opening though the Pamper Easy Ups have become fun accessory she is very eager to wear. Want to see her cute unboxing video?

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lemon Garlic Whiting Recipe feature Tessemae's Dressing

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We have had the pleasure of reviewing the wonderful Tessemae Dressings the last week. I have created some great recipes that I know you will find just as mouth watering! First up a new favorite the Lemon Garlic Whiting.
What you will need:
Tessemae Lemon Garlic dressing
1 dash of Orange Ginger
1 dash of Parsley
1 cup Panko crumbs
2 eggs
4-5 Whiting (fish fillet)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut oil (to fry in)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Travel: Single Island Shores

I have heard so many great things about the Watkins Glen area. Far away from the hustle and bustle you will find Single Island ShoresWe all need to rest, relax and unplug! A cabin in the woods sounded like a great idea until it came time to pack. What would I need? I scanned their website saw a few photos and they included essentials. Phew, we wouldn't be totally ruffing it then. 
As I pulled down the long driveway I was taken back by what I saw. "Cabin in the woods"- that is what I read. This was not at all what we expected, in such a fabulous way! Single Island Shores sets alongside the banks of the Seneca Lake with NEWLY constructed LUXURY cottages. I could not get out of my car fast enough to take it all in and start to explore.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Recipe: Campfire BBQ Ribs

Are you ready to make the best BBQ ribs for Summer time? 
These are fingering licking good!
What you will need:
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
Rack of ribs
Couple shakes of Parsley
Couple shakes of Paprika
Mix the sauces and spices in a bowl and add the rack of ribs. 
I let this marinade for about an hour.
You can cook this on a bed of coals or along the outside away from the flames. 
Place the rib side towards the coals first.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend in NYC

 Small trips have really taken over our Summer this year. Getting out of town for a weekend can be so relaxing and fun I truly recommend it! I had some work to do in the city which is about 6 hours from where we live. Such a trip can take a toll if you are not prepared! Here are some great suggestions for a weekend in NYC. 
When I stay for an extended period I often stay in surrounding areas (Secaucus, NJ) and then ride the tram or train in town. This helps save money on accommodations and we do not have to drive in downtown NYC. Since this was a short trip I decided to stay near my work and any activities we would be doing. Try the Library hotel! It is conveniently located near Bryant Park, the library and a short walk to Broadway and Times Square! They are stacked with books, offer complimentary breakfast and are an overall luxury experience for those long walking days whilst in the city.