East Coast Mama

Minions Cookie Cakes Recipe

Minions are everywhere and Aidan is obsessed, I bet your little ones are too so here is a quick and easy dessert to make for your next Minions party or for a fun dessert surprise!

How to pack the perfect "Mommy's Road Trip Survival Bag"

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Road trips have become my favorite way to travel as a family.  I love the freedom of packing up the back of the van and choosing what time we leave, where we stop along the way, and how long we stay.  In the past when we would travel by plane, I hated the fact that I couldn't stay in a particular city for an extra day or two if I wanted to because the airlines would charge over $100 a ticket if I tried to reschedule our tickets home.  My favorite part of family road trips has to be being able to stay that extra day whenever we get the itch and not having the stress of rushing to an airport is great too!

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk ~ My Favorite Summer Treat Made Deliciously Easy! #GevaliaIcedCoffee

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk.  I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Summer is here and that means my normal coffee routine gets to become a refreshing iced coffee tasty routine.
Everyone who knows me personally, knows I always have a coffee in my hand.  All summer I can be found with a tumbler or mason jar in hand full of some sort of delicious coffee.  This summer I was excited that Gevalia was coming out with a new ready to serve iced coffee with almond milk, and best of all they sent me some to try!

Ice Cream Cone Smores Recipe

Smores are a favorite dessert in our house and we don't like limiting them to camping trips or fire pits.  This fun twist on the traditional smores recipe is great all year around!

My New Sweet Tooth Fix ~ Dannon® Light & Fit® Tiramisu Flavored Greek nonfat yogurt! #IHeartTiramisu

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My all time favorite dessert is tiramisu!  I could literally eat it everyday, in fact I did for months during my pregnancies.  Which is probably why I'm still struggling to get back into my pre preggo jeans.  Now that the "little ones" are 6, its really hard to blame my extra pounds on pregnancy.  So I recently started getting serious about developing healthier eating habits and an overall healthier lifestyle, because of this I thought tiramisu was no longer an option in my diet.  However when I start to diet, the first thing I think about is all the food I can no longer eat.  The second thing that happens is my brain immediately starts craving what I cant have more than ever.  So I had spent weeks walking slowly past the bakery section of the grocery store as my mouth watered seeing the yummy cake selections.

Sign Up and Lace Up with Me for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk! Let's Take Steps Towards a Cancer Free World! #JimmyFundWalk

“I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
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I am very excited to announce that I am a Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk ambassador this year.  We all have some connection to cancer, its such a horrible and heartbreaking disease that picks its victims blindly.  Whether you've battles cancer yourself or have watched helplessly as a loved one has, cancer is a presence we cant ignore.  It requires extensive treatment, research, and support.  Which is why the Jimmy Fund Walk supports which supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is so important.  So lace up your sneakers and lets take these steps together towards a cancer free world by participating in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk!

Loving the new Sprint LG G4! Check out the great pictures it took in Rio #SprintMom

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a Sprint device to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
You've heard me talk about my new phone obsession and I am digging into it a little more today, to share with you all the great features I discovered in the LG G4!

As a Sprint Ambassador, I received the LG G4 to try and that made me put my prior brand away and start playing with a whole new system.  To prove how much I loved it, I chose to bring it on our recent vacation to Rio de Janeiro as my camera, remote control, social media connection, and "keep the kids busy in a pinch" lifesaver.

The LG G4 is a next generation 6 series smart phone from LG that offers 24 megapixels of crisp photo clarity.  A 16 mp rear facing camera and an 8 mp front facing camera to capture amazing selfies!

We had so much fun capturing priceless moments on the Selaron Staircase in Rio, and then taking family selfies on Copacabana Beach.  My husband was pleasantly shocked that I wasn't lugging my big DSLR down to the streets of Rio, and I was happy I could pull the LG G4 out of my pocket and capture the best sporadic photos.