Thursday, February 4, 2016

Yummy Chocolatey Cake Recipe



This one is brought to you by my friend! She posted these pictures on Facebook and I asked if she'd share the recipe for my blog! She quickly obliged.

No name, just a YUMMY CHOCOLATEY CAKE!



CAKE INGREDIENTS:
-3/4 cup soft butter
-3 eggs
-2 cups all purpose flour
 -3/4 cup cocoa
-1 tsp. Baking soda
-3/4 tsp. Baking powder
-1/2 tsp. Salt
-2 cups sugar
-2 tsp vanilla
-1 1/2 cup milk


FROSTING INGREDIENTS:
-2 sticks of softened butter
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-1 cup of powdered sugar


DIRECTIONS:
For Cake
Mix butter and sugar until creamy, mix in one egg at a time, add vanilla, followed by dry ingredients, lastly add in milk. Bake 350 for 25-30 min in a cake pan.


When cake cools, beat frosting ingredients together until smooth and spread over cake. Top with Chocolate Chips!



Saturday, January 30, 2016

kidpik



I'd love to introduce you to kidpik

kidpik combines the luxury of personal styling with the convenience of home shopping; designed exclusively for girls and tailored to your budget. Every season, kidpik will deliver a curated, fashionable collection for girls. Free shipping, free styling and free membership are all part of the no commitment kidpik experience. 

Every item is designed and curated in their NYC studio. Their stylists and proprietary algorithms work collaboratively to remove the difficulty, time and guesswork from the shopping experience. 

Whether your girl favors a look that's Girly Glam or defines herself as Classic Chic, Modest or one of our five lifestyle looks, our interactive fun style quiz will help us identify her unique style. Girls aged 3-12 (sizes 4-14), with the help of grown-ups, can define and own their style on the kidpik site. 

Each girl will receive her own personalized box containing approximately 6 coordinated quality fashion items -- tops, bottoms, dresses, layering pieces, shoes, and accessories -- designed to complete multiple mix and match outfits. Pik what you love and send the rest back free. The average kidpik box price will be between $70 to $100 and the cost of each item is just $12.50 if you keep the entire box. 


kidpik wants you and your girl to feel good about the clothes she keeps and do good with the clothes she returns, so they came up with a plan for you and your girl to help a girl in need. Purchase the entire box and get a 30% discount; keep what you like and they'll donate any returned items through our charity partnership.


Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 Kia Sorento SXL AWD




I've driven the 2014 Kia Sorento in November 2014, but I was excited to test out the new 2016 and see the updated features. And wow are there a lot! You can see my previous review here.



Ultimate Online Baby Shower RSVP opens TODAY!! #UOBS



I received samples directly from the companies for the purpose of participating in this event

I've got some HUGE news to share and you'll definitely want to hear it!!! 

I will be participating in the #UOBS sampler event this year from February 1-4, but RSVP opens today! I'll explain more on that below.
If you have a baby, grandbaby, niece, nephew, or are expecting you WON'T want to MISS this event!!

This event will be put on by bloggers and Sampler

The following will be the list of participating brands for this event
Hyland's Baby is known for their natural way to cure baby's of teething pain. They have teething tablets that dissolve in the mouth and teething gel that can be rubbed on gums to relieve the pain. I've used Hyland's Baby with both my youngest kids and it was a life changer. Those little tablets do work, and they work fast!
They have have Tiny Cold Tablets that have saved us many times over. They really work when you're baby is sick and suffering.

We're excited to have Hyland's Baby be featured in this year's Ultimate Online Baby Shower
Here's the direct link for this event http://smpl.ly/UOBS-HB


Thursday, January 28, 2016

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan GRAND OPENING! #LDCmichigan





LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER MICHIGAN TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING MARCH 24, OPEN DOORS TO PUBLIC ON MARCH 25

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan today announced that it will celebrate its highly anticipated opening on March 24-25. The attraction will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 24, and open its doors to the public for the first time on Friday, March 25. Hayley Anderson, general manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, made the announcement.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will be a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, featuring millions of LEGO bricks and themed exhibits including a 4D cinema, two interactive rides, large soft play areas and much more.
“We are looking forward to opening our doors to children and families who are looking to experience a world of color, creativity and imagination,” said Hayley Anderson, general manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. “LEGO has a long history of encouraging learning through play, and we believe that our attraction will soon be an integral part of the fabric of the Southeast Michigan community.”
The attraction will feature a MINILAND display, Inspired by the metro Detroit region’s sights and culture. MINILAND is a miniature LEGO brick landscape of local buildings, attractions and other notable landmarks, and is one of the most highly anticipated displays at each new LEGOLAND Discovery Center. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan’s MINILAND will include the GMRENCEN, Spirit of Detroit, Belle Isle, Motown Museum, Fox theater, Guardian Building, Comerica Park, Uniroyal Tire, Michigan Central Station, and the Heidelberg Project.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available online prior to the attraction’s opening date. Walk-up admittance will not be available. For more information about ticket sales, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan events and activities, or for more information, please visit www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan/or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legolanddiscoverycentermichigan.

About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction slated to open in Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Spring 2016. Families with young children can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. With features including global and local landmarks made from over 1 million LEGO bricks in the MINILAND attraction to fun and exciting LEGO themed rides including Kingdom Quest, and Merlin’s Apprentice. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan will bring favorite LEGO characters to life in the 4D Cinema and themed build and play areas where kids can let their imaginations run wild by creating endless possibilities with thousands of LEGO bricks.