The Perfect Spring Dress

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Happy Thursday! This past week has felt like spring – 78 degrees, trees all in bloom, wildflowers sprouting everywhere – but it is just a glimse of the warm weather to come. I do not know about you but my closet is filled with lot of sweaters, pants, boots, turtlenecks, wool skirts, and jackets. While these winter clothes have served me well over the last few months it is almost time to retire them in favor of spring and summer attire. In the spring and summer I love wearing dresses, sandals, and t-shirts.

This fun dress is my new favorite dress! It is extremely comfortable, has a fun floral print, and is light weight. The most amazing part is that if you are a new mom you could breastfeed in this dress. My friend and I used to talk about how much we missed wearing dresses for the year we breastfed our daughters. Although I am no longer breastfeeding my daughter, this dress would have been great when I was.

This dress is one of the new spring arrivals at My Sisters Closet Boutique. Have you checked out their online store? They have so many fun dresses, shirts, shoes and pretty much everything! I seriously have three things in my cart from their shop right now. No joke. And so we all get to enjoy fun spring clothes – if you enter the code EATPLAYANDGO in your check out you will recieve 10% off your entire order! Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Happy Spring Time!

These photos are taken by Baley Marie Photography

 

Monday Meal Plan: Menu 1

Today I am sharing a typical weekly meal plan menu at our home. Realistically I do not cook every night. I cook most days of the week because it saves my family money and is healthy but I do not like cooking everyday nor do I like cleaning dishes everyday. My goals are to cook efficiently to save time for more important things. Below I have written out what my family will be eating for the next week.  Continue Reading!

Make Ahead Protein Packed Breakfast: How to Make Breakfast Less Stressful!

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Mornings in our house are always chaotic. There is almost always ambitious goals to wake up early that seem to happen less often than not. Mornings are spent racing off to this place or that, trying to get ready for the day, dancing with our daughter, getting things organized, packing a diaper bag, doing a lot of laundry, picking up, getting ready for work, and whatever else needs to be done before we go out and conquer the day. During all of this my family is somehow suppossed to eat breakfast. So how do we eat a healthy breakfast in the rush of the morning? Continue Reading!

The Girl in the Green Scarf

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Have you ever read the book or watched the movie “Confession of a Shopaholic”? It has been years since I have read the book or watched the movie but I do remember that she wrote for a magaize under the name of The Girl in the Green Scarf. Although I do not have much in common with the character of the book “Confession of a Shopaholic” since most of my shopping is done at Target (Yes, it is my favorite store!) and not at Gucci. The one thing I do have is a green scarf that I love. I recently have found a new love for scarfs. As a mom I have realized that most accessories are difficult. Most jewelry cannot handle the pulling and tugging from a toddler. Scarfs however are durable and inexpensive so they have become my go to accessory especially in the weather when that is chilly but a coat is too warm. I am excited to enjoy warm weather and no longer have to worry about wearing a coat pretty soon.

Three other things that I am excited about right now are:

  1. We are loving the movie “Trolls” and often just watch certain parts so we can have family dance parties. The soundtrack is awesome and just makes our little family  dance (Yay for Dance Parties)!
  2. Today, my daughter and I survived Target without a huge tantrum. Normally going to a store conists of a non stop wrestling match and tantrum from my toddler (she hates staying seated in the cart.) So today was a win in my book because I left without having to read the Daniel Tiger book about feeling mad while simultaniously singing songs the entire time (it was a mini mom miracle).
  3. I am working on a post I am super excited about on how I make breakfast easier. Check out the blog later this week for more details on my tricks. It has seriously made my life so much easier and I am sure it will be helpful to you too.

I hope you all have a great day!

 

Photography by Baley Marie Photography 

Family Fun Alert: The Nintendo Switch

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Tonight I know people who are camping out to buy the new Nintedo Switch (it is officially released tonight at midnight…or 12:01 a.m. if you really want to get technical) and I have to say this gaming system is really awesome! This past Saturday I was able to attend a preview event for the Nintendo Switch in San Francisco and it was so much fun! My  husband and I wandered around the whole event playing Mario Kart (more than once), Zelda, new games like Old West Fast Draw and Cow Milking, and Street Fighter (I realized that I really like Street Fighter).  My daughter and I danced together while playing Just Dance (although I think her favorite part was the goldfish and snacks!).

The whole event hall was set up as different stages to showcase the different ways/configurations/places to play the Nintendo Switch. So we played Mario Kart in a mock Winnebago van and in a 50’s style diner on the handheld version; we played Zelda sitting on rocks; we played Street Fighter on the console version sitting on a couch in a mock living room eating snacks.  If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out the links to the console, or the photos below – it literally “switches” from a handheld device (like my husband’s old Gameboy Color – except he said he likes this one much better), to a docked console you can play on a tv like a normal gaming console.  Pretty awesome versatility!  My daughter loved it because she could walk around playing it as a handheld (which I must say would be pretty awesome to keep her entertained on a long flight or on public transportation).   Continue reading “Family Fun Alert: The Nintendo Switch”

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in Four Easy Steps

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Have you ever tried spagheti squash? It is a staple in our home through the fall, winter and most of the spring. It is so easy to prepare and a lot less calories than pasta. A cup of spaghetti squash is 31 calories with 7 grams of carbohydrates, where as a cup of cooked spaghetti is 220 calories and 43 grams of carbohydrates. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta and can be served with any of your favorite pasta sauces. One of our favorite ways to eat spaghetti squash is with sun-dried tomato pesto chickenContinue Reading!