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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Would you dip them with caramel, whipped cream or both?⁣
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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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Just Add Nature is easy, FUN and designed with kids in mind! Plus, you can pick them up at @walmart or on Walmart.com for under $8! ⁣
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Have you ever taken your kids fishing? What ways are you incorporating outdoor time into your schedule? ⁣
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Follow @JustAddNatureKids to check out fun videos with fishing tips and more that your kids are sure to love. And shop for your favorite kit by swiping up in stories.  #JustAddNatureKids #AdventureInABucket ⁣
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One of my fondest memories...

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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What would you use #bodymarkbybic for?⁣
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You know our family loves...

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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Iyla has a huge heart. This year, she is donating half of her birthday money to @cancerfreekids. She is going to change the world. I know it. ⁣
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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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What is your favorite chocolate chip dessert?⁣
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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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Good news is, today we are getting a new couch. Bad news is, we have to clean out the old one. Lord knows what we will find. Maybe breakfast? 🛋 ⁣🤪
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Thanks for the laugh @ramblinma. ⁣
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For more relatable parenting laughs, make sure to check out our blog post (link in bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Distance learning is not something any of us were prepared for. In fact, it's not even a term that was in our vocabulary in February of this year. ⁣⁣
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When it was announced that our county would be "distance learning" until further notice, my first instinct was to panic. I had very little time in my day as it was and including three kids with three very different curriculums terrified me, as I'm sure it did many working parents. ⁣⁣
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing how I made the transition easier on the girls and what tools we have to help them thrive in this new normal, like these awesome noise cancelling headphones from @purosoundlabs. ⁣
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If you’ve never had a Pink Drink from Starbucks, you have been missing out! Our girls have been huge fans since their first sip and since we aren’t going out these days, we promised to come up with a Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe at home, to hold them over until we can go back and get the real deal. According to our teen, we nailed it (and that doesn’t happen often)! ⁣
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So today, I’m sharing the recipe. Just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣
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What’s your Starbucks go-to drink?⁣
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Urban Feel [feat. Bug + Wink]

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When we first started brand repping, I would very regularly just pull my girls into our backyard and take some pictures.  It was easy and it was convenient.  There was a whole lotta grass, some trees and the side of our neighbor’s house.  At that point, I didn’t really consider that not every shop was going to be happy with these overly green pictures and frankly, boring pictures.  A lot of shops will now specify within their brand rep searches if they are looking for a specific look, like a white wall, urban feel or vintage/boho style.  It’s something to pay attention to if you are limited to the locations you can shoot in!

While Falynn can rock just about any look, we do lean a little more toward the street style clothing, so when we realized that the backyard was no longer an option, I had to get creative. We don’t live in the city. We don’t live anywhere near downtown.  So where do you go to take pictures when you pretty much live in the middle of nowhere?  Parking lots are awesome, but we only have one shopping center within 5 miles of us,  so we don’t have many options.  In December of last year, I finally took the plunge and started experimenting with the back of buildings.  I found that depending on which part of the building we stood in front of, we could get up to 6 different looks in one location.  It’s all about getting creative and trying different angles. So now when we go anywhere, while most people are excited to go into the building, I’m scouting the back of the building for our next photoshoot. Brand rep life, huh?

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Hat: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Bug + Wink, Boots: Dr. Martens

Right around the same time I discovered the back of buildings, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw the most beautiful dress on @miss_sophia_london‘s page.  I knew I HAD to have it!  Although I had heard of Bug + Wink, we hadn’t ordered anything until that point.  I remember at around 3am, I got a message from the owner, Brittani that was SO unexpected and so sweet, thanking me for my purchase and letting me know how excited she was knowing that Falynn would be rocking her dress. I knew that we had found another favorite shop!  Looking at her shop’s feed, I knew that we would have to try this new location for the photoshoot and I was super excited.

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Headwrap: Sunshine Grey, Tatts and Bracelet: iBetterAccessorize, Tee: That’s Life Tee Co., Pants: Bug + Wink, Boots: Palladium

Not long after our 2nd purchase, I entered Falynn in the Bug + Wink brand rep search and was OVER THE MOON when she was chosen!  Bug + Wink is known for their fun, hip, edgy clothing, three words that totally describe my little fashionista. I could probably write a book filled with all of the things I love about the brand, but one of the things I love the most are the details.  If you don’t know, I LOVE detail shots.  This shredded tee is one of our favorites because it can be worn with just about anything and isn’t just a regular old tee!

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Tee: Bug + Wink, Pants: Brooklyn and Fifth

And how about the shredded back add on option?!  Just another option you have when you purchase from Bug + Wink!  While the front of the tee is incredible and features their signature triangle patch, when she turns around, it definitely gets your attention.

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Tee: Bug + Wink, Pants: Rustic Pickle

You MUST check out the SS17 line!  I’m pretty obsessed with every single piece, especially the new Lucia dress (and not just because my oldest daughter and Mother-in-Law share the name) but because it’s AMAZING!!!  The Lucia dress features an elasticized off-the-shoulder neckline, a flounced layer and sleeves with straps to keep the dress in place. You can also slide your child’s arms over the flounce layer for more of a strappy flounced look.

The new joggers are Falynn’s new go-to.  They are comfortable and lightweight.  A mid length, drop crotch allows for lots of movement and comfort. They feature an elastic waistband with functional drawstring which makes them easy to grow up in. Joggers also have deep pockets for all those tiny toys or snacks your kids like to hide (in our case, shopkins!). Falynn finds them easy to pull on herself when we are in a hurry and she will wear them all day because they are super comfy.

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Tee: Raising Wilds, Shorts: Bug + Wink

Do yourself a favor and check out Bug + Wink and make sure to follow them on Instagram for sneak peeks, sales, giveaways and more! Use code FALYNN15 to save!

Interested in working with us?  Send us an email.  And don’t forget to follow Falynn’s daily fashion on our Instagram and now on Facebook!

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Hat: iBetterAccessorize, Tee: Bug + Wink, Pants: Legendary Minis
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  • Brittani
    March 9, 2017

    This made my day!!!! Love you and your little family.

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