How to Create An Amazing Indoor Summer Picnic

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. #PBLOVE

How I Power My Kids Day

Summer is in full swing at our house! And where we live it gets HOT!! So you better believe we spend a lot of time inside, at the pool, splash pad, or outside in the SHADE. We have to come up with different ways to keep my kids busy and entertained since going outside isn’t always an option.

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Ooey Gooey Indoor S’mores

The perfect finger-food-for-any-occasion! Fouth-of-July, S'mores, indoor s'mores, quick, easy, Golden Graham treat bars,

Guys, I make this crack cocaine treat at least once a month! The funny thing is, is that every time I make it I hardly get any because people circle like vultures until it is gone! No seriously! I have resorted to grabbing a big ball of it, then I lock myself in the bathroom so no one can steal it from me! (I know I am disgusting…..and smart.) Go ahead and judge my eating habits, Judgy McJudgerton, I have no shame! This stuff is really THAT GOOD! And it is sooooooo addicting!

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Rodan + Fields Active Hyrdating Serum Review

Rodan + Fields Active Hydrating Serum Review

My friend Jessica sent me this bottle of Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum to try.

Mellie and I (Lou) are both Master Estheticians (licensed skin care professionals).

I was very curious, and cautious.

Being a skin care professional, I am a bit of a brat when it comes to what I will put on my skin!

But I have fallen in love!

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The ULTIMATE Mama and Baby Giveaway

Ultimate Mama and Baby Giveaway

Hello! We are excited to announce this amazing giveaway! We know there are so many mama’s and expecting mama’s out there, so we have rounded up some of our absolute FAVORITE products and will be giving them away to one of YOU! We want each of you to know that we love and appreciate you following and supporting Mellie and Lou, so today we are teaming up to give away………

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Butter Chicken

This Dutch Oven Butter Chicken recipe will knock your socks right off! I am actually looking forward to our next camping trip because of this delectable easy chicken recipe!

 

 

Are you ready to drooooool? OMG! This recipe has changed my life! I am actually looking forward to our next camping trip, so I can make this delectable, moist, salty, chicken again! It is soooooo good! *Note: I did not say good FOR you! I said It is so good!* Ha ha ha ha! 

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A Guide For: The Perfect “Parents’ Night In”

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A guide to the perfect "parents night in"

We have two kids under 5. As you can imagine, and as most of you know, we don’t get out as much as we used to. What used to be movie nights, eating out, or fun activities have turned into quiet evenings at home for my husband and I. Kids have bedtimes, busy schedules, and by the end of the day we are all wiped out.

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Sloppy Joe Sliders- with a spicy kick!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Colman’s. #ad #hotmessaround #colmansmustard #colmansmakesithot 

Sloppy Joe Sliders-with a kick

Who’s so excited that it’s finally summer?!  (Me! Me! Me!) We have been loving the laid back feeling of summer and have slept in on a few different occasions after long days at the pool in the sun. It’s heaven! And each day of summer that passes I get excited for one of my FAVORITE HOLIDAYS that’s coming up…..The 4th of July.

I love all the patriotism that happens during July, fireworks, and especially all the parties! I am planning on hosting my very first 4th of July party, and I am in prep mode already! What to wear, what to eat, how many sparklers do I need??!! Ah!

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Peace Themed Two Year Old Birthday Party

This peace sign, hippy, daisy, themed party was SO FUN! and so cheap and easy! The whole party cost me FOURTY DOLLARS! Talk about budget friendly! This sixties inspred little girls birthday party is perfect for any two year old!

I debated not throwing this party because:

let’s be honest, she is two, she has no “friends”, she will never remember it, parties cost a lot of money. The list goes on and on, I mean, who is this party even for?  

But for some reason (probably because I am crazy) I just couldn’t kick this idea. So I made it happen.

AND OH MY GOSH IT TURNED OUT SO CUTE!

And did I mention, I did It all for way under $50?

YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY!

Keep scrolling to see the budget break down and loads of cute pictures.

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Strawberry S’mores

S'mores are a thing of the past! These delicious, quick, easy, summer treats are a must-have dessert for your next camping trip!

My husband and I are huge foodies. Camping for us is 90% food 10% adventure, and 100% fun!

Guys! We just tried these roasted marshmallow strawberry s’mores, and let me just say, Ill probably never eat another s’more ever again!

THESE WERE SO DANG STINKING GOOD!

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