Friday, November 23, 2012

Go Gators - Beat FSU!

Enough said..... GO GATORS!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall is here, and my favorite thing about fall is PUMPKIN. Anything Pumpkin. This past weekend, I decided to whip up Pumpkin Pancakes.

I cheated a little bit and used Bisquick to make the pancake base, and canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to make them delicious!

Add oil, milk, and eggs to the Bisquick per the directions on the box for 8 pancakes. Mix well.

Next, I added 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice, and 1 Tbsp sugar just to sweeten things up. You could used the canned pumpkin pie filling, which already has the spice and sugar in it, but I wanted to control the amounts of spice and sugar. Mix well

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, and spoon out a few pancakes, leaving an inch or two between them. 

Once the pancakes begin to brown on the edges and bottom, and the tops have small bubbles, flip them and cook the other side. 

Serve with real Maple Syrup and a little bit of whipped cream for a delicious fall breakfast! Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Awesome Costume

I saw this photo online and just had to share with you Miss Nessa's Monster Shop. I know there are some creative Halloween costumes out there on the web, but I think these ingenious photos of her amazing costumes take the cake! It makes me want to buy one and I don't even like dinosaurs or large lizards...
Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Did you get your tickets?

HISTORY OF FASHION at the St. Petersburg Museum of History TONIGHT! Get your tickets here and see you there!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fashion Flashback- A History of Fashion

I have been super busy lately planning a really fun event at the St. Petersburg Museum of History for Fashion Week Tampa Bay. Since we have so many fabulous garments in our archive, I thought it would be really fun to display them all! Join us to see these fabulous clothes and grab a cocktail or two! And check out the new collection from WORTH New York. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Power of Words...

One of the best videos ever! You may have seen this before, but it is worth another watch as a great reminder that our words are powerful. Enjoy!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!!

Wishing you all a fun and safe Fourth with your friends and families! 

My posting will be a little more sparse, since we are having so much fun with our sweet and funny Harper, but there exciting things coming up, so stay tuned! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Years ago, my mother was a kindergarten teacher and had a student who was severely allergic to peanuts. Other children couldn't even breathe in the same room as this child if they had just eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, because it would throw the child into a severe allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock. Peanuts are the number one food allergy in children, and can cause severe symptoms, including death.

I am very lucky to have a healthy girl who still shows no signs of severe allergies, however, I do know a few babies who are allergic to milk, and other things. As a parent, it is easy to control their intake and exposure from home, but when you leave your child in the company of others, they don't know the risks of exposure that could threaten your child's welfare. And while your child may wear a medical ID bracelet with their allergies listed, it does no good if your child is allergic to peanut butter and the caretaker has not checked their bracelet before serving them a snack.

A friend of the family created a line of children's clothing for kids with allergies, to let others know the dangers of exposing them to certain foods or allergens. The line is called Smallergies, and they make a line of t-shirts for children that are cute, but are also in plain site to warn others of their severe allergies. My favorites are the Crab and the Peanut, but the Cow and Fish are cute too!

If your child or a friend has severe food allergies, these might be a great gift for them that is both cute and important, and it helps raise awareness for others like them. Check out their site for more information.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Online Baby Sites

Babies are E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E.

Not just the hospital bills for the delivery. The diapers. The wipes. The breast pump and the formula. Here are a few of my favorite sites for everything Baby.

As much as I dread driving 30 minutes to the closest Babies 'R Us because they are the only place in town that carries XYZ baby product, I go because it is the ONLY place that carries it ALL. I always have a coupon for something that I need, and they are also good about stacking coupons even on top of their sales. Like Bed Bath and Beyond, you should never go in there without one of their 20% off one item coupons, and I seem to use one EVERY TIME. I also took a bunch of gift cards and loaded the balances onto one of their VIB cards, and saved even more money with their 10% bonus rewards.

I am fairly new to, but they are very comparable to Easy to use and great to price compare everything. Use the code NATA4684 to get 30% cash back on diapers for three months + 15% off everything else on your first order.  Don't forget you will also get FREE 2-day shipping on your order of $49 or more, or FREE 2-day shipping on your order of $25 or more if you add any item from to your cart.

I had registered for the DaVinci Jenny Lind crib at both Babies R Us and Amazon. When my due date was fast approaching, and the only thing missing in the nursery was the crib, both sites showed that the crib suddenly was out of stock. I tried to find something else I loved just as much, but had my heart set on this crib. After a few hours of exhaustive research, I found one at a site called Wayfair, and actually found it cheaper than the other sites, and with free shipping on any order over $69. Their customer service was extremely helpful, and I was pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. They have such a range of products that it is one of my new favorite sites. 

Amazon is my family's go-to site for just about anything. If you are an Amazon Mom or Prime member, then you already know about the free 2 day shipping for Amazon sponsored products. They also offer great discounts and Subscribe and Save options for certain products, so you never run out of diapers or wipes... they are automatically sent to your home when you schedule them. Easy peasy! 

What are your favorite sites for all your baby products?