Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

“I carried a watermelon.” I actually carried two (these 2) in my tummy and during both pregnancies consumed more watermelon than I probably should have. So we are all HUGE watermelon fans and will gladly carry them any distance to enjoy the perfectly sweet, crispy, juicy fruit. We can easily polish off a small watermelon each in one sitting so I always purchase more than one. If you’re looking for a cool treat to beat the heat and like watermelon than today’s recipes are for you. Also, I rarely share motherhood advice but rather tips that I’ve picked up along the way but recently learned an important lesson that I think is important to share with other mamas.

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Why I love my Peloton

Why I love my Peloton

My husband and I purchased a Peloton bike in December of 2017. I often post about my workouts on instagram and one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “How do you like your bike?” So today I’m sharing why I don’t just like my bike, I love it. Read to the end to find a discount code and if you currently ride, let’s connect (I’m ChefShaynaSpins).

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Elf on the Shelf Advent Book Activities

Elf on the Shelf Advent Book Activities

It is crazy to think that I am creating traditions and memories that my girls will (hopefully) have for the rest of their lives. I decided to start the Elf on a Shelf tradition a few years ago when my daughter was 2 and at that time would move the Elf every few days without any disappointment. Now that my daughter is 4, #*it got real- the Elf must move. I have decided to add a book a day to the elf tradition. Today I'm sharing book ideas for the month, along with a festive snack to help with your Elf success.

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Gift Guide 2016: Mindful Gifts for Kids

Gift Guide 2016: Mindful Gifts for Kids

Sometimes it hard to figure out what to give as gifts. If you're anything like me you overthink & overanalyze until you give up, run out of time, & quickly scramble to find something you think the recipient will like. This year, I am planing ahead, being mindful and trying to find the perfect gift for each person in my life. I put together a gift guide for kids that will not fill your home with clutter but rather with gifts created by hand from local artisans as well as a few fun experiences that will create lasting memories.

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Workout Wednesday: In home circuit workout

Workout Wednesday: In home circuit workout

Sometimes it can be super challenging to get in a daily or weekly workout. My brother is a personal trainer and came over to give me an in home workout that I can do with my kids in tow. Do yourself a favor and block out 30 minutes of time, to get in a quick workout. Your body and mind will thank you. This is a new part to my blog that I hope to share weekly if you enjoy it. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Mommy Monday: Mommy Daughter dates

Mommy Monday: Mommy Daughter dates

As a Mom we are often busy scheduling and attending playdates, extra curricular activities, school functions & parties but do you schedule a special event or date with your child? I have created a tradition with my oldest daughter to paint a fruit bowl together as a special outing. We are slowly adding to our collection and bringing home the bowls to serve as a memory of our special time together.

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