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December 2016

    3 Easy New Years Mimosa Recipes

    Mimosas are a New Year tradition in our house! Granted for 2 year I had a mimosa minus the champagne, so the orange juice was delicious, but we love doing breakfast and mimosas!  I wanted to add a little twist this year to the traditional mimosa that we make and I came up with three mimosa recipes that I know you’ll love!

    I rimmed the glasses with corn syrup and our organic sugar.

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    Sunrise Mimosa 

    What You’ll Need:

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    Cooks Brut Champagne
    Malibu Coconut Rum
    Pineapple Juice
    Orange Juice
    Maraschino Cherry Juice (I couldn’t find grenadine at the store anywhere so I just used this)

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    In a seperate glass add 1/3 orange juice, 1/3 pineapple juice, 1/3 Champagne, 1 oz Malibu Rum, splash of cherry juice. Mix together and pour in to glass. Strawberry for garnish

    Pineapple Mango Mimosa

    What You Need:

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    Pineapple Juice
    Cooks Brut Champagne
    Mango

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    In a separate glass mix 1/2 pineapple juice, 1/2 champagne, and dice up fresh mango. Frozen mangos would work too. Pour into champagne flute and enjoy!

    Orange Creamsicle Mimosa

    What You Need:

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    Cooks Brut Champagne
    Orange Juice
    Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
    Heavy Whipping Cream

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    In a separate glass mix 1/3 cup of orange juice, splash of heavy whipping cream, and 1 oz Pinnacle whipped vodka. Mix and add to glass. Top off with champagne, add an orange for garnish and enjoy!

    I hope you guys like these drinks and let me know what your favorite New Years drink is?

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    Get Organized for 2017 with A Giveaway!

    This post was sponsored by Start Planner
    All thoughts are my own

    *EDIT*

    Do to personal reasons winner will be announced December 29th!

    Sorry for any inconvenience

    THE WINNER IS LIZ EDWARDS!!!
    CONGRATS

    Who’s ready for 2017?!  I can’t believe it’s right around the corner! 2017 is going to be a great year! I have big plans for this blog, our family, and I’m excited for the journeys we have ahead of us with the boys. That being said, I am one of those people that need to write things down or else I forget. I am a list making junkie. Do they have support groups for planner addicts?

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    I couldn’t be more excited to use this Start Planner.  This bad boy is so organized any planner addict would be excited to use it. It has a monthly overview and than a break down by day and into each hour. You can keep track of your water intake for the day. They also have a reminder to work out and to take your vitamins. Each month has a mini goals, grocery list, and a health check to help you keep track of your fitness goals.

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    Something I really love is that in the front of the planner it has a section to write down your goals for the year, monthly break down of a savings and expense plan, and it has a list for seasonal cleaning (which I DEFINITELY need in my life). When looking for your own planner what is a must have that you look for? Me, I love a good notes section because I have random thoughts and things that I need to write down so I don’t forget. Mom brain is a real thing!!

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    I am so excited that one lucky reader is going to win this beautiful planner! All you have to do to enter into the Start Planner giveaway is make sure you head over to my INSTAGRAM page, like and comment with one goal for 2017 and enter HERE! Contest ends December 23!! Winner will be announced December 27!

    Thank you all so much and I hope you love this planner as much as I do!

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    November Favorites

    The beginning of this month has just been hectic but what do I expect for the month of December, right!?  I ended up getting sick and wanting to do my monthly favorites but I didn’t get a chance! SO mid December for my November favorites isn’t too bad..hopefully!!

    Here are my favorites for the month of November

    Sephora Play Box

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    This Sephora subscription box has been one of my favorites. If you’ve never subscribed to a box before they are pretty addicting! You get so excited to see what you’ll each month in the mail! Well if you love beauty this one is awesome! For $10 you get deluxe samples of 5 name brand products and a fragrance! They send you a “Play Book” that tells you about the product and if you purchase anything that month you get an extra 50 points added to your VIB card.

    Sally Hansen Quick Dry Nail

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    I have been obsessed with these nail polishes for the past year but because this time of year we took quite a few family pictures that I needed my nails painted I used them quite a bit more in the last month.  I’m not joking about the quick dry! Since I’m chasing around two little boys all the time I need something that’s fast. I would say in no more than 3 minutes are your nails completely dry!  No smudge, no moving, NOTHING!  Don’t believe? Try it out yourself and let me know how it worked for you.

    Morphe Blush Brush

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    If you’ve never heard of Morphe don’t feel bad you’re not the only one. They only have one shop located in Burbank, CA.  They make super affordable makeup brushes that work like a dream and the bristles are so soft! I’m just talking about the blush brush but I love the other ones I have too and won’t be looking back! I couldn’t find my exact blush brush on the site but I found one that is almost identical! Mine is the M105 this one is M142 and only $5.99!

    Colour Pop Lippie Stix

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    For how affordable this brand is the formula is great! Because it’s winter time I’m going with the dark shade called LBB but I also love my nude and red colors also! The plum wine color is perfect for bringing in the New Year!

    Pevonia Exfoliate Scrub

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    I’ve been using this exfoliate scrub off and on for about 6 years and I love it! It’s one I like to keep in the shower and use once or twice a week! The little beads leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth. This is great to unclog pores, flakey skin, or anyone looking for smooth feeling skin!

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    Holiday Product Spotlight with JORD Wood Watches

    This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches

     

    Holidays are known as the season of giving and what better gift than a beautiful and unique  JORD Wood Watch! It’s so hard shopping for a guy that doesn’t need or really want much. I just recently have been talking about looking for a nice watch to get Ethan and when JORD reached out to me I thought this couldn’t be more perfect! Ethan, being the mechanical man that he is, loved this Dover Series because you could see all of the gears winding around. This specific watch we got for him was the Ebony and Rosewood.  Something I found interesting was that the Rosewood was from Brazil and the Ebony is from East Africa, how cool is that!

    This is such a beautiful time piece and for the price you can’t beat it! One of the coolest feature about all of the  JORD Wood Watches is that they are self winding which means they are battery free. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I may be known to have a few watches in my closet that are in desperate need of a battery.

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    Every single one of the watches on the website are absolutely beautiful! They also have Womens Wood Watches so if you’re looking for a special gift for someone or even yourself you must check them out! If you have no idea where to start for your lady, here is my favorite Frankie Series. You still have time to order a watch for it to be here before Christmas.

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    Don’t forget to sign up HERE to get a special code for a $25 gift card to use on your watch!

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    Luxury Wooden Watch

    Wooden Wristwatch

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    VLOGMAS 2016!

     

    We decided this year to participate in Vlogmas! If you don’t know what Vlogmas is it’s just 25 of videos leading up to Christmas.  I know bad mom here but Kellan, myself, and one of my friends were up until midnight editing this video! It’s always so weird putting yourself out there for everyone to see. I hope you head over and subscribe to keep up with out 25 days of videos!  Let me know wha you think and thank you for watching.

     

    In the comments leave me your favorite Christmas cookie!

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