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Immune Boosting Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Recipe with Maty’s

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This time of year is when my daughter and I start catching the dreaded colds. I know it’s inevitable, but we also learned a great way to keep it at bay with a few immune boosting recipes. The reason I say it’s “immune boosting” is that we add a little bit of Maty’s cough syrup. Now I know you may be thinking, “What? Cough syrup added to a recipe?”, but let me tell you it not only helps to boost that immune system it is so delicious as well.

Margot and I recently made a batch of Blueberry Banana Oatmeal that we added some Maty’s natural cough syrup. Their syrup is filled with all natural ingredients, and can easily be substituted for things like maple syrup or honey. That’s why I thought this recipe would be perfect for it, and it’s so easy.

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Immune Boosting Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of Maty’s Cough Syrup
  1. First add the oats, water, milk and half of a thinly sliced banana into a medium-sized saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the oats begin to bubble. Then stir until oats are cooked and creamy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Next, remove the pan from heat and then stir in the brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Pour the contents into a bowl and top with the remaining half of sliced banana, blueberries, and Maty’s Cough Syrup.
  4. Enjoy!

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Thank you to Maty’s for sponsoring this post, and for having the most amazing, natural products that I trust to use with my child. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Baby · Beauty & Fashion

Simply Adorable Headbands for Toddlers with Zelda Matilda

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I have a child who has pretty much always had a head in the 100th percentile. Big head means big brains, right? Well, I can tell you it also means it’s pretty much impossible to find things that fit that giant head of hers. I cannot tell you how many times I have purchased headbands for Margot and they simply don’t fit her big melon.

I am so excited to finally say that I have found the best headbands that fit my daughter’s head perfectly! Zelda Matilda headbands are not only the cutest colors, beautifully simple, but also have the best elastic band that fits around her head without being too tight.

Recently Margot received the Shabby Chiffon collection which includes 18 sweet and vibrant colors. They are so simple with small little flower rosettes. Margot has never been one to keep giant headbands on her head, so the fact that these just have one sweet little flower is the perfect accessory for her head.

Check out these sweet headbands on Amazon for only $12.99!

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Beauty & Fashion

Major Black Friday Sales with PinkBlush

I am so excited to announce that so many of my favorite items from PinkBlush are currently on sale for Black Friday! Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY from now until November 24th to get these amazing deals.

Here are a few of my favorite PinkBlush items that are at such great prices right now:

Navy Floral Fitted Wrap Maternity Dress

Currently at its final sale from $57 for only $20!

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Teal Floral Fitted Maternity Wrap Dress

Currently at its final sale from $57 for only $20!

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Heather Grey V-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Fitted Maternity Top

Currently at its final sale from $34 to only $15!

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Heather Grey Soft Knit Maternity Duster Cardigan

Right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Light Pink Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Maternity Top

Currently on sale from $36 to $28 AND right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Ivory Floral Chiffon Ruffle Trim Maternity Blouse

Right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top

Currently on sale from $34 to $29 AND right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Mint Floral Chiffon Maternity Dress

Right now it’s 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Red Floral Crochet Tassel Tie Maternity Shift Dress

Right now it’s 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Coral Maternity/Nursing Dress

Currently on sale right now from $41 to $34 and 60% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Check out these amazing deals while they are here! Happy shopping!

Beauty & Fashion

Maternity Dress from Beachcoco

When you are 8 months pregnant you really need your maternity clothes to pull through for you. That’s why when it comes to this new dress from Beachcoco I am absolutely in love.

This form-fitting dress is long enough to where I’m not constantly hiking it down, and it is so soft and comfortable for this growing belly. I love that it has long sleeves, and is the perfect dress for fall or winter. This is definitely going to be my go-to dress for the upcoming holidays!

Check out more of their amazing, cute and comfy dresses on their website, and stay tuned for more dresses from them!

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Thank you to Beachcoco Maternity for sponsoring today’s post! All content and opinions are that of my own!

Beauty & Fashion · Life At Home

Fall Family Fun

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Margot’s Outfit // Fleece: Target | Leggings: Nordstrom

Mama’s Outfit //  Top: PinkBlush | Jeans: Nordstrom

Well, here in Western New York winter is officially upon us. We got a few inches of snow today and the forecast for the next week or so is just more and more of it. Fall has passed, and we are on to the homestretch of a few winter weeks before baby’s arrival!

We had an awesome fall weekend a few weeks back as a family that I haven’t had a chance to share until now. Reed and I raked some leaves at his parent’s house the other day and even gave Margot her own little rake. She was definitely more interested in playing in the leaves as opposed to helping, but we figured that might be the case. It’s crazy that these are our last few weeks as a family of three before baby girl makes her debut in December.

Happy November!

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Beauty & Fashion

Amazing, Bold Earrings with Dawn Graham Designs

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I have always been an earring wearer ever since I was in sixth grade when my mom let me get my ears pierced. I don’t usually wear necklaces because I don’t like how they look on me, but earrings? Oh, give me all the cute earrings and I’m a happy girl.

This is why I was so excited that I learned about Dawn Graham Designs and her absolutely amazing collection of earrings. She has so many different options and colors to choose from that I find myself on her site or Instagram page forever just trying to figure out which ones I like the most.

Two of her most popular earrings are the statement earrings and the pompom earrings which I am obsessed with. She mixes and matches all different colors and patterns to fit any season, holiday, or even your favorite sports team!

The best part? She is a full time working mom of two kids who hustles to make these awesome earrings in her spare time. Better yet, the name Dawn Graham came from her children’s middle names and her son helped design her logo. Can you get any cuter than that?

These would make a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! She also has other types of earrings as well as necklaces. Check out her shop today!

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Thank you to Dawn Graham Designs for sponsoring today’s post and for having the best, quality earrings! All content and opinions are my own!

Baby · Beauty & Fashion

Sweet Summer Dresses on Sale for Toddlers

I talk a big game about loving my fall weather, but then I see these sweet summer dresses and all the warm weather vibes come back! Check out a few of these amazing deals right now on some toddler dresses in Margot’s closet that are my absolute favorites.

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Cheerful Patterned Bow Detail Slip Dress

This dress is so sweet, and perfect for summer. The back has criss-cross ties for some extra detail. It’s a great length for toddlers, and has adorable patterns and colors for your little one. It is currently on sale from $17.99 to only $9.99!

 

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Adorable Faux 2-piece Rabbit Long-sleeve Dress

This dress is the perfect little Easter dress. My daughter wore it last Easter and it was adorable. Although it looks like a little rabbit jumper over a long sleeve tee, it’s actually all connected which makes it so much easier to stay on your little one. It is currently on sale from $21.99 to $15.99.

 

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Stylish Floral Ruffled Long-sleeve Dress

This is one of my favorite dresses Margot owns right now! It is a fabulous, thick cotton material which is perfect for Fall. I love the ruffled sleeves and the floral detail on the dress. It is currently on sale right now from $39.99 to $25.99.

 

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Tutu Tank Dress

This sweet little number is what Margot wore at her second birthday party. It was the perfect little dress we wanted for her simple party. I love the different pastel colors, and it fit her so well. It has also been an easy dress to transition into fall by just throwing on a short cardigan and some boots. It is currently on sale from $19.99 to $9.97 (or cheaper depending on the color you choose).

 

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Striped Jersey Babydoll Dress

Here is another perfect dress to transition from summer to fall. It is so easy to throw on with a little sweater, tights and boots and is perfect for an autumn day. It is by far one of the easiest, comfiest items of clothing for Margot to wear, and the stripes are such a staple for her closet. This dress is currently on sale from $14.99 to only $5.97!

 

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