Friday, May 29, 2015

Outdoor Fun With Little Tikes

School is almost out for the boys which means we will be spending a lot of time outside. We have a backyard just calling our names when it comes to summertime fun this year. We have so much space to do all the things we have wanted to do with the boys but never could. Hello picnics, water balloon fights, bug hunting and now we can add jumping to the list.

We were given the opportunity to try out a couple really cool outdoor toys by Little Tikes. We have plenty of Little Tikes toys in our home so we were pretty excited about this.

Whether you have a big or small yard, the Jr. Jump 'n Slide Bouncer is awesome. I was a little intimidated to set it up by myself but I can honestly say it was so easy! I had it set up in under 3 minutes and that's with inflating it. The boys immediately jumped on and I knew it was a hit.

What I love about it:
-Easy set up and clean up.
-Perfect size for a small or big yard.
-It has stakes that hold it in place so it won't move while the kids go in and out.
-Perfect for ages 2-8 years. I wouldn't go much over that.
-Hours of fun.
-It WILL wear your kids out!

We can't forget about little Gavin. He got to try the Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Edition. He's just 18 months old and he loves to be pushed in this car. He's seriously the cutest little driver I've ever seen.

What I love about it:
-Great design.
-Handle for parent (or older brother) to push around.
-Can be used indoors or outdoors.
-Removable floor board (my favorite thing ever!).
-Cup holders.
-Easy maneuverability.
-Door has a locking mechanism. 
-Great for ages 18 months to 5 years.

We were really impressed with these toys and they will be getting a lot of use from my boys. If you're looking for some fun new toys for the summer, take a look at Little Tikes; they have toys for all ages.

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Little Tikes toy!

These toys were sent to me care of Little Tikes in exchange for an honest review. All pictures and opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Baby Owl

I just couldn't resist sharing this little guy. There were actually two babies but by the time I got close enough to take a picture, the other flew away. Spring, you win.

He's a little scary and cute all wrapped into one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

$100 Target Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Today some blogging friends and I are celebrating our friend Sarah's 30th birthday by giving away a gift card to Target.

Sarah, Happy Birthday! I hope you are spoiled by all your boys today. I appreciate you and all the support you've given me the last couple of years. Thank you so much for your friendship and I hope this next year is the best.

Sponsored by:

Whimsy & Hope, Behind the Camera & Dreaming, Mom's Messy Miracles, DebCB, Life Anchored, Amber Nicole, Fresh Mommy Blog, Just Julie Ann, 2 Paws Designs, Alyson M, Crosbie Crew. Target Giftcard

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chili Dip With A Kick

Do you ever need an easy but yummy dip recipe? I've got you covered with this chili dip that we use all the time! It's definitely a crowd pleaser.

Here in Colorado we like to spice up our chili with jalapenos, add a little sour cream and use corn tortillas. So what better way to put all those together than with a dip?

To make this dip fast, affordable and easy, I like to use HORMEL Chili No Beans. I keep a few cans in my pantry at all times because you never know when a dip craving will strike.

How to make my Chili Dip With A Kick!

-1 can of HORMEL Chili No Beans (print a coupon HERE)
-1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
-1 cup of fresh grated cheddar cheese
-sour cream

In a small saucepan, heat up the chili for approximately 5 minutes. Add in the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese melts completely.  While it's melting chop up some jalapenos. Add it to the saucepan along with a couple tablespoons of the jalapeno juice. Stir all together. Now place the chili mixture into a microwave safe bowl. Sprinkle all the cheese on top then add some sliced jalapenos on top. Place in microwave to cook for 30 seconds. Keep doing 30 seconds intervals until the cheese is melted.  Add a big dollop of sour cream on top for garnish. Serve with corn tortilla chips and enjoy!

You can visit HORMEL Chili's website or Facebook page to see more recipes and pairings for each state for their Chili Nation. You might be surprised to learn what pairs well with your chili from your region!

Friday, May 22, 2015


Surprised my bestie in California. / Star Wars Day. / Emptying out ALL of his drawers.
Hello Spring. / My boys. / Working.
Little photographer. / Farmer's Market treats. / The flu hit us hard.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Almost A Year

Next month marks our 1 year anniversary moving to Colorado. We get asked all the time if we regret it and the answer is no. We honestly wish we had taken the plunge sooner but it is what it is and we are thankful that we moved when we did.

Packing up your entire life and moving out of state is a huge decision. We weighed out all the pros and cons and knew our ultimate goal was a better life for our boys. And you know what? We are living life to the fullest out here.

One our favorite things about our house here is the open space behind our house. Everyday we can watch deer, squirrels, bunnies and different birds make it their home. It's like our own little sanctuary. I started taking 1 picture for each season to show how it changes. Here is winter to spring.

Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait to show you summer and fall!

Friday, May 1, 2015


Happy Friday! Here is a little glimpse into our daily lives through Instagram.

Spring snow. / Loved having friends in town. / First lacrosse game.
P received a stripe in Jui Jitsui./ Snugly baby. / Husband's new plant.
A special quilt for a sweet baby./ Robin's eggs in our backyard. / Doing boy stuff.