Monday Coffee Date

If we were to have a coffee date today, it for sure would not be at my house because it currently looks like this! Yikes!

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Our bathroom and kitchen are currently under construction and I cannot wait for them to be done. The bathroom is already usable, but still needs to be painted and the kitchen, well, it still has some way to go. We are living out of basically our living room and our bedroom and its hard. Hopefully it will be completed within the next two weeks. I am so excited to decorate!

I would tell you that I am a now not only a soccer mom, but a hockey mom too. The little man started both a new season of soccer and his first hockey learn to skate lessons. Between sports, wedding planning and trips to Home Depot, we are busy bees.

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Speaking of wedding planning, it has kind of stalled. We have our date, we have our place, but we don’t have much else. I’m planning on sharing my wedding planning adventures in more detail. Possibly a wedding planning blog series? We shall see!

I also celebrated by birthday last week. I am officially the big 2-7. I have found that the older I get, the less I feel like going out and partying for my birthday. Instead, we went to sushi dinner at Fushimi and enjoyed a delicious fruit tart from Fortunado Brother’s.

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I also had the opportunity to go to America’s Got Talent. I don’t really follow the show, but my mom is a big fan. She got an email on Tuesday night that she can come pick up tickets at 8 PM, so we went. It was a lot of fun to watch all of the performers live. If you watch the show, you might have been able to see the top of my head during the standing ovations because we were on the very top.

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Last, but not least, I got a new phone. After being loyal to my iPhones for the last 6 years, I took the plunge and switched to Android. I got the LG G3 and I am so in love with it. Every time I discover a new feature I turn to Tommy and say I love this phone. I’m pretty sure he is sick of hearing about it but, I can totally understand why Android users make fun of the iPhone.

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Are you an iPhone or Android user? Did you play any sports as a kid?

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This Is Wholesome

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Honey Maid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Honey Maid, all opinions are my own.

If you walk down the aisles of a supermarket, I can almost guarantee that many of the foods on the shelves that is there today weren’t there when you were a kid. Food fads change very often, but the things that remain the same are the wholesome foods that you can remember eating as a kid. For me, one of these things is Honey Maid Graham Crackers. One of my best childhood memories is roasting marshmallows on the stove with my cousin to make indoor s’mores (we grew up in New York City, we had to make it work). Now that I have a son of my own, I am always trying to share things from my childhood with him, and s’mores made with Honey Maid Graham Crackers are definitely one of them. I love that they are made with whole grain and don’t contain any high fructose corn syrup. They are a delicious, wholesome snack that I can feel good about sharing with him. cracker Earlier this summer, my fiancé and I took our son camping for the first time. I was caught off guard when my son asked if we could go camping one afternoon as I was driving him home from school. He’s only four and he had never been camping, so naturally I asked him if he really knew what camping was. When he told me that it’s when you sleep outside and make s’mores.  He was so right, that we just couldn’t say no. A few weeks later, we arrived at the campground, car full of gear and not much of an idea of what to do with all of it. I had been camping a few times before, but I was never in charge of putting up the tent or any important stuff like that. My fiancé and I attempted to assemble the tent and our first attempt looked something like this. Who knew that all the poles were of different lengths? tent After a few tries, we got it up just as it began to storm. We were worried that our tent would float away, but all through the storm, my son peered out of the tent and asked will we still be able to make s’mores tonight? Luckily, the storm passed and we were able to have a great, s’more filled weekend in the wilderness. smore Honey Maid is more than just plain graham crackers. They make lots of different snacks that are sure to please the pickiest eater and as a parent, you feel good giving your children a wholesome snack. Our pantry is always stocked with Grahamfuls and Teddy Grahams, in addition to plain graham crackers. Grahamfuls are one of my favorite to go snacks for my son because they are individually wrapped and I can toss one in my purse for him to enjoy when we are out and about. alex The best part about all the Honey Maid products? The smiles they produce.

 

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What’s your favorite childhood snack?

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Three Days, Three States, One Quick Vacation

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Since starting our wedding planning, we came to the conclusion that a real vacation wasn’t going to happen this year. Instead of going away somewhere for a week like we usually do, we planned a quick trip that spanned three states in three days. It was a little tiring, but we got to visit a […]

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Reebok FitHub USQ Workout

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.   If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love myself an obstacle race. When I was given a chance to take a workout class with J2Fit at the new Reebok FitHub USQ I was ecstatic and even woke […]

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Our First Family Camping Trip

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Since Alex was born, I have wanted to make him love being outdoors and in nature. Since his first summer, I have wanted to take him camping, but being at home is hard enough with a baby, let alone in the middle of the woods. At the beginning of this summer, Alex and I were […]

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Back in the Kitchen #WIAW

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Surprise! I am actually cooking these days. Before I finished working for summer, it was almost impossible to find the time to cook anything that didn’t involve a microwave. Now that I am home, it’s a lot easier to get some good food on the table and still manage to get all of my studying […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

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Even though this year’s 4th of July didn’t allow for our annual pool party tradition, we still managed to have a really good time. It was great to just spend the evening drinking beers, making s’mores by the campfire and setting off fireworks without thinking about studying. How did you celebrate the 4th of July? […]

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#ChevyFitTrip in NYC!

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Chevy. Opinions are my own. In my family, I am the official tour guide. When someone visits from out of town, it is a given that I will take them out on the town and show them everything that makes NYC the best city […]

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School’s Out For Summer!

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A whole year has flown by and my little man has officially finished his first year of school. Now just 20 (or so) more to go (he says he’s going to be a doctor)!

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A Few of my Favorite Things

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So it turns out that studying for the bar is no joke! Instead of droning on about it, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I have been loving and things that have been helping me survive lately. Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups. These have been my […]

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