I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
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I’ve gotten so much positive...

In case you missed it... yesterday I shared a free printable neighborhood scavenger hunt (link in bio). ⁣I didn’t mention that in addition to this scavenger hunt page, you’ll also receive 2 additional exclusive printable scavenger hunts! 🙌🏻⁣
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In case you missed it......

Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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We will also be doing a fun scavenger hunt around the neighborhood (I shared the free printable on the blog today so go and grab it - link in bio). ⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Back in January, we visited...

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One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle (swipe left to see me and Papa just before one of those fishing adventures). #ad There was something about that special time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. ⁣
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My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. ⁣
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Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing. I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. ⁣
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You know our family loves all things A-R-T. You can often find one of us drawing, sketching or painting #ad. So when we found out about BodyMark by BIC Temporary Tattoo Markers we couldn’t wait to try them out! Last week, Super Dad spent some much needed quality time with our oldest, Lucia, creating this gorgeous masterpiece. Didn’t he do a great job? Lucia also drew something to remind her of our late Nana on her other arm that turned out so beautiful. Check out our stories to see the video! I love it! ⁣
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If your family loves art as much as we do, you’ll love these @BodyMarkbyBIC markers. They are special because they are designed to be used on skin. The flexible tip makes it easy to draw thin or broad lines. BodyMark comes in 8 vibrant colors and the designs can last a few days, but are also easily removable by concentrated soap and water or make up wipes. You can purchase them on Amazon (swipe up in stories). I’m thinking about pulling these out at our next kids party! Wouldn’t that be fun? ⁣
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In just a few days, this beauty will turn 11. Where did the years go? ⁣
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Iyla (pronounced eye-la) loves coding, Pokemon, talking to her friends, learning new languages (currently Hebrew and French) and hanging out with her sisters. ⁣
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And while it may not be the birthday she imagined, the important thing is that we will be together. We will have a zoom party with friends and family, I’ll bake her a cake and make her a special dinner. She’ll open a present or two. We will make sure she knows how much we love her. ⁣
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Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn't at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis, because they are also my fave. But although I love to bake and I'm always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?⁣ Anyhoo, since she knows I'm not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was! ⁣
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Cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcakes with a mascarpone frosting, topped with mini chocolate chips and a cannoli chip. They turned out amazing and today I’m sharing the recipe on the blog. Just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣
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Today is actually “Dance Like a Chicken Day”. I had plans to dress Super Dad in a chicken costume and make him dance, but spending $50 on a chicken costume didn’t seem like the smartest financial decision, considering the circumstances. ⁣
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So instead, enjoy this cute little video of Falynn dancing to her 3 year old rendition of her favorite Wicked song, Popular. Her little voice 😭⁣
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It’s the beginning of another month, so you know what that means. Time to share my monthly favorites!

Favorite Book

Most of you know that I’m a huge fan of True Crime (you can probably tell by my favorites posts). I recently started looking for books in the true crime genre and was excited to have found Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell. This book had me feeling both incredibly disappointed and gave me hope at the same time. Not disappointed in the book, but in the justice system to allow such an injustice to happen to this young man, Jovan Mosley, who told them over and over again that he had no part in a crime (especially since they had no evidence against him). I felt hope that there may be more people like Catherine O’Daniel and Laura Caldwell, who are willing to help the wrongfully convicted, out of the kindness of their hearts.

Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell

Long Way Home by Laura Caldwell

Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago’s very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months in a prison for violent criminals. Without a trial.

Jovan grew up on the rough streets of Chicago’s Southeast Side. With one brother dead of HIV complications, another in jail for arson and murder, and most kids his age in gangs, Jovan struggled to be different. Until his arrest, he was. He excelled in school, dreamed of being a lawyer, and had been accepted to Ohio State. Then on August 6, 1999, Jovan witnessed a fight that would result in a man’s death. Six months later, he was arrested, cruelly questioned, and forced into a confession. Sent to a holding jail for violent criminals, he tried ceaselessly to get a trial so he could argue his case. He studied what casework he could, rigorously questioning his public defenders. But time after time his case was shoved aside. Amiable, bright, and peaceable, he struggled to stay alive in prison. As the years ground on, he’d begun to lose hope when, by chance, he met Catharine O’Daniel, a successful criminal defense lawyer. Although nearly all cases with a signed confession result in a conviction, she was so moved by him, and so convinced of his innocence, that Cathy accepted Jovan as her first pro bono client. Cathy asked Laura Caldwell to join her and together they battled for Jovan’s exoneration. Here is Laura’s firsthand account of their remarkable journey. This is a harrowing true story about justice, friendship, failure, and success. A breakdown of the justice system sent a nice kid to one of the nation’s nastiest jails for nearly six years without a trial. It would take a triumph of human kindness, ingenuity, and legal jousting to give Jovan even a fighting chance.Deeply affecting, Long Way Home is a remarkable story of how change can happen even in a flawed system and of how friendship can emanate from the most unexpected places.

Favorite Movie

I was seriously considering skipping this category this month, because honestly, I hadn’t watched anything that was worth sharing. But a few nights ago, I stumbled upon a documentary that was so eye opening, it needs to be seen by so many!

One Child Nation

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment. In this 2019 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary, One Child Nation, Chinese-born filmmakers Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow) and Jialing Zhang expose the devastating consequences of China’s One-Child Policy through the stories of those who lived through it.

Favorite Series

YOU is back in it’s 2nd season! This dark and suspenseful Netflix series keeps you wanting more. If you haven’t seen season 1, add it to your must-binge list! Season 2 is back and even better! I finished the entire season in 1 day. It’s THAT good!

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YOU

You is an American psychological thriller television series developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. The first season is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and follows Joe Goldberg, a New York bookstore manager and serial killer (Penn Badgley) who falls in love with a customer named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and quickly develops an extreme, toxic and delusional obsession. 

Favorite Podcast

Are you also a true crime fan? I had never heard this particular story until I started In the Dark, Season 2. I can tell you that once you hear it, you’ll never be the same. I’m checking it constantly, as they are still putting up new episodes. It’s an insane story and proves that when it comes to our justice system, we still have a long way to go!

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In the Dark, Season 2

Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For more than 20 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And why does the justice system ignore the prosecutor’s record and keep Flowers on death row?

Favorite New Find

Ok… here’s the story. Super Dad and I were waiting in line at Homegoods and were headed to the school to pick up the girls. He grabbed a bag of Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips and said he wanted to bring a snack for the girls. We wound up opening them as soon as we got into the car because we were starving. I took one, just to taste and WOW! Before we knew it, the entire bag was GONE. Nothing left for the girls. Oops!

PILOT FriXion Erasable, Refillable & Retractable Gel Ink Pens

Most of you know that I can’t function without my Erin Condren Planner. It holds all of my work and personal to-do’s for the day. But… things change when you have kids and you can’t always get things done exactly when you want to, so writing things down in permanent ink and then crossing it out can make a crazy mess in my beautiful planner and I’m not about any of that.

Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens

Someone introduced me to these Pilot Frixion Clicker Erasable Pens and I fell in love! They write so smoothly and come in a variety of colors. And if I can’t get to something, or I write it on the wrong day, I can ERASE it so easily! I have purchased at least 3-4 sets of these over the years, only because they tend to grow legs and walk out of my office. If you don’t have tiny hands (or husband hands) who like to steal your pens, you can refill them too, which saves money! They are also great for your older kids who need pens for school. I highly recommend them!

Well, that’s it. My current favorite things. What did you think? Is there another category you’d like me to add next month?

My monthly series where I share my favorite things to read, watch, listen to and try! Here are my January favorites.

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31 Comments
  • Ghulam
    January 28, 2020

    You’ve really covered a number of things that I would love to check out.

  • Lisa Favre
    January 15, 2020

    Totally loving this curated list of yours! How awesome. Can we just talk about how epic those gel pens look?! I’m a sucker for pens and these ones look fantastic.

  • Louise
    January 15, 2020

    When I first started watching season 2 of You I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as the first. But by episode 3 I was hooked! It’s such a great show and I can’t wait to see where they go with it next 🙂

    Louise x

  • Lori Geurin
    January 14, 2020

    As a mother I want to see One Child Nation and appreciate your recommendations. I need to add this book to my reading list!

  • Eileen M Loya
    January 13, 2020

    I am so interested to watch that documentary One Child Nation. I have known about this, but to view a documentary with real people sharing their experience is a must-watch for me.

  • Amber S Battishill
    January 12, 2020

    We’re obsessed with YOU! We flew the second season. I’m going to have to check out that documentary!

  • Angie
    January 12, 2020

    I will have to check out your Netflix recommendations. I am always on the hunt for binge worthy series.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    January 12, 2020

    Loving your favourite things this month! I personally am intrigued by China’s one child policy so would love to watch One Child Nation and see the story behind it. Will check if the movie is available in the UK.

  • Bill Sweeney
    January 12, 2020

    I like your Favorite Things list. The book looks perfect for my wife, and we would enjoy One Child Nation.

  • Anna
    January 12, 2020

    You got me very interested with the One Child documentary and I’ve just recently started with YOU – such a cool series (but I’m watching season 1 for now)!
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  • Carissa
    January 11, 2020

    I’m definitely going to search for these ink pens! I have listed to your favorite podcast before, my sister introduced me to it! It is a good one, I need to go and listen to more of them!

  • Angela Campos
    January 11, 2020

    I had not heard of the book or movie! However, they sound great, I can’t wait to check them out!!
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  • Stephanie Stebbins
    January 11, 2020

    I will have to check out Long Way Home, thanks for the rec!
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  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    January 11, 2020

    I’m obsessed with Pilot Frixion pens. I started using them in my planner last year and I love them. This year, I bought a Rocketbook notebook as well and that may be my new favorite thing!
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  • Stephany Brown
    January 11, 2020

    Omg YOU is so good! I was not expecting that ending like at all!!! It was THAT good, I binged it in a day lol!!!

  • Ann
    January 11, 2020

    Oh I do love that tv-series You, such a creapy show 😀
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  • Sherry
    January 11, 2020

    I haven’t seen You yet but it’s on my list. I remember hearing about the one child policy years ago. I’ll have to watch One Child Nation.

  • Genevieve
    January 10, 2020

    YOU is such a good show! I went back watched season 1 all over again. I can’t wait to read the books!

  • Kuma
    January 10, 2020

    I had a look at One Child Nation as some of my friends are from China and had only one child. However, China knows about their aging population issue now and young parents can have 2 children since the new law.
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  • Anne Marie
    January 10, 2020

    I recently discovered the Pilot Frixion, too! So nice to find an erasable pen with a good impression and complete erasure.

  • Leslie L Denning
    January 10, 2020

    I will have to check on the podcast. I’m a crime nut, have always got some kind of crime or suspense novel going. And those pens look very cool. I’m kind of a nut on different kinds of pens and pencils, especially ones that are easy to write with like pilot pens always are. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Amber Myers
    January 10, 2020

    I’ll check some of these out. I keep hearing about You but haven’t watched yet. I’m intrigued, so I probably will soon! Right now I’m finishing The Mandalorian.
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    January 10, 2020

    I love Netflix You! I just started rewatching season 1 so I could be prepared for season 2. the episodes are so long and make binging at night a little hard.

    • Heather
      January 10, 2020

      I may have binged the whole season in one day.

  • Matt Taylor
    January 10, 2020

    Those are some pretty awesome things. I wasn’t familiar with any of them except “You” although I haven’t seen it yet, I might just start watching it.

  • Ashley R
    January 10, 2020

    I love how different all of these things are. The show You is just so creepy but SO good.

  • Tara Pittman
    January 10, 2020

    Having grown up in Chicago, this book is one that I would select. It sounds like a good story

  • Julie Cao
    January 10, 2020

    One Child Nation sounds like a great documentary. I will look for it on Youtube tonight when I get off work.

  • Norma
    January 10, 2020

    Interesting list! This is great to have handy when I don’t know what to read next. There are so many books and options that it’s nice to read the detailed information of what you liked.
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  • Val
    January 10, 2020

    I am always looking for a new book. This one sounds like something I would really enjoy!

  • Chad
    January 10, 2020

    I love the list! I finished watching Season 2 of You, wow!!! I love it. I need to check the Podcast.

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