Summer Fun with Fruit Shoot

It’s summer and Connor’s been in full speed camp mode.  He went to a great camp a couple of weeks ago on lake Grapevine and it was so much fun.  Also, can I just say how HUNGRY this kiddo is all the time?  He is constantly wanting snacks and drinks…but I guess if I had the energy level of a 7-year-old I would too!  One of our favorite snacks are Fruit Shoot® juice drinks.

Fruit Shoot’s resealable cap allows children more independence and is user friendly. The bottle is durable & won’t puncture easily like some pouch drinks we’ve tried before.  The best part is you can put the cap back on the bottle and drink later, you don’t have to sit there and drink it all in one sitting!

No matter what he’s doing he’s alway going to want a drink afterwards & we love Fruit Shoot drinks because they are so easy to pack+go.  Fruit Shoot comes in several different flavors: Fruit Punch, Berry Burst, Strawberry & Raspberry, and Orange.

I know it gets so hot here in Texas you can fry an egg outside and it’s so important to keep hydrated.  We found Fruit Shoot at our local Albertson’s grocery store.  They are also available at Walmart.

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Eclectic Baby Style with Estella

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.

Hello all!

I’ve had a great time visiting friends and family in Arkansas this week and I’m headed back home tomorrow.  This summer is going by way too quickly!  Some of you may know already, but I have mentioned to a few people that my twin sister Bonnie is pregnant with a baby GIRL!  We are so excited and so are the boys.  I’ve already been looking at all the girlie things to buy my niece.  I love eclectic pieces and things you can pass on for generations to come.  I found a few things at one of my favorite stores Estella.

Like this precious mermaid doll:

 

Estella opened in 2002 selling eclectic, high-end designer baby and children’s clothes in New York’s Village.  The concept behind Estella was to bring the amazing, artisan-inspired kids’ clothing seen scattered across Europe to New York.  They are quality items made of organic cotton and bamboo…so they are super soft!

I love this taxi cab blanket:

 

Estella’s organic baby toys, baby blankets, and nursery decor pillows are one of a kind.

This Pretzel and Hot Dog gift set is too cute!  “I could just eat you up!”

I’m super excited for a little girl to join the family and as you can tell I’ve already been shopping around.  What I love about Estella is there is a lot of gender neutral stuff too, so no matter if you are gifting for a boy or girl there is something for everyone.

Shop now until July 5, using code Indep20off and Enjoy 20% off summer baby gifts, toys, clothes, nursery décor and more from Estella!

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Promises…Promises… Life Update

Yeah, remember how I said I was going to start posting a whole lot of awesomeness…cough cough….

Here we are!!!

So, I just turned 36.  That means I passed the 30 marker and am headed straight towards the 40’s freeway.  I’m feeling it too.  When people tell you things will start to fail you when you get older and you laugh it off at 25 years old….you just wait!  Terence also just turned 36, he’s two weeks older than me.  Ha ha!

One of those being “Why is weight sticking to me like literal butter?”

I used to eat LESS than I do now and it wouldn’t even phase me.  What’s happening???

Anyway, I decided to join the dark side again…hair color that is.

So far I’m really loving it.  It seems to grow faster and be all around healthier when I go back to my “roots”.  Although I love being blonde as well.

We’ve been swimming a whole lot and Connor started summer camp.  I love our confetti YAY ball!  Anything that sparkles or has confetti is alright in my book.

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Connor and I are heading to Arkansas tomorrow bright and early.  This has been a super busy season in life and I keep telling myself to knock things off my list….and I’m going to.  The question is when?  In the meantime I’ll still keep on trucking along and drinking all the coffee- because it makes life so much more in focus right?

My Nannie is turning 80 and we are so excited to celebrate this milestone birthday with her.  I wish Ter-Bear could come, but alas he took a new job and doesn’t get vacay until December.

Any good books on Kindle I can listen to on my trip???

Speaking of trips a couple of months ago we got to drive this 2017 Mazda CX-3.  You remember I told you then whenever we have the joy of driving a new car for the week we always name it?  This one we named “SMURF“.

All the bells and whistles and display screen with backup camera, bluetooth, and navigation. 

This would be the PERFECT car if you are a commuter (gets great gas mileage) or have someone in your family about to start college.  

Plenty of trunk space too!  This Mazda CX-3 was super fun to drive and we can’t wait to review and show off more cars in the future.  Connor gets so excited when we get to try new cars and so do I.  I definitely get a better understanding of what to look for in a car for the future, and I get to show y’all what each vehicle is all about.  

Hope you all are having a great start to the summer!

Remember to keep up with us on the daily over at INSTAGRAM!

xo- Becky

 


Life is a Highway – with CapitalOne Auto Navigator

It’s been a crazy season in our lives, we bought a new home last fall, Connor is full-swing in school (which is about to be out for summer!), and Terence got a new job a couple of months ago.  It seems like life is always changing and nothing is set in stone these days.  So with all this newness on the horizon, let’s talk about cars shall we- it’s the one thing we haven’t change in a while.

If you happen to live in the DFW area then you know what a bear traffic is around these parts.  My husband has been commuting for years now.  His commute takes almost an hour each way and his car is about to hit the 200K mileage mark.  So, we know that car shopping is in our near future.  I’ve talked with you all about using Capital One® Auto Navigator® before and it’s such a great website.

I had the chance to test it out myself when I visited the DFW Auto Show.

Here’s why:

  • Capital One developed Auto Navigator to simplify car buying and financing. Auto Navigator allows consumers to pre-qualify for auto financing and see their financing terms before visiting a dealer.
  • With Auto Navigator, consumers can find a car and see their financing options, all in one place.
  • Auto Navigator gives consumers the opportunity to see if they pre-qualify for auto financing before they visit a dealer, without impacting their credit score.
  • Consumers can browse more than 3 million cars from over 12,000 participating dealers across the country, including in your area.
  • Consumers can see their personalized APR and monthly payment on each car once they pre-qualify for financing. They can build their offer and see how their financing terms change.
  • Consumers can also get dealer ratings and car reviews – all in one place – and even access car history reports, so they arrive confident and ready to buy when they visit a dealer.

We love traveling and going places as a family, and a reliable car is very important to us.  We want a good value and something that is going to last us years to come.  With Capital One® Auto Navigator® we don’t have to worry about the “what ifs” because we’ll have done our homework before hand & can walk into a dealership feeling knowledgeable and secure.

No matter what we decide a new car should always be a fun and exciting experience…and you can’t beat that new car smell am I right?  So if you’ve wondered what kind of car you can afford and where to find it at the best price Capital One® Auto Navigator® is here to help!

HAPPY ROAD TRIPPING EVERYONE!!!

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An “Eggo-Cellent” Breakfast

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

This past weekend we didn’t just have a regular old breakfast of cereal…oh no…I created an Eggo Waffle bar!  A few weeks ago I visited the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck and was inspired to create my own “Waffle bar”.  The Waffle Bar Truck will be in 200 locations from April-September 2017.  Find where the Waffle Bar Truck will be next HERE!

While the boys were out getting haircuts I whipped up some of our favorite breakfast items.  It’s so hard during the week to sit down and have a nice meal together as a family.  The Waffle bar was a lot of fun and Connor LOVED it and he keeps asking when we can do it again!

Our Waffle Bar Items:

– Eggo Homestyle Waffles, Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffles, Banquet® Brown’N Serve™ Original Sausage Links, M&M’S® Minis Milk Chocolate Candies, Smuckers Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping, Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping, Hungry Jack® Original Syrup, and fresh strawberries.

I had 1 Eggo homestyle waffle, 2 dollops of Reddi Wip, 2 Banquet sausage links, 3 sliced fresh strawberries, 1 tablespoon of Hungry Jack syrup, 1 teaspoon of M&Ms minis.  (1 serving- 1263 calories).
No matter how you make your waffles it’s a lot of fun to create your own.  Eggo waffles now have no artificial flavors and colors from natural sources.

All ingredients can be found at Walmart.

All of the products I used to create my waffle bar can also be found on the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck + so much more!

Here’s the Eggo Waffle Bar truck out and about.  It was so much fun creating my own waffle creation, and if you can’t think of what to make just spin the wheel and surprise yourself!