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21 Sweet and Pretty Easter Treats and Desserts

One of my favorite things about Easter is all the yummy sweets that can be made in fun pastel colors!
Here are 21 of my favorite pretty and sweet Easter recipes!

Getting Anthony his First Cell Phone with T-Mobile Simply Prepaid

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Anthony will be turning 10 soon and we are starting to give him a little more independence.  
I don't know where the time went, my little boy went from sippy cups and cheerios to technology obsessed and picking out his own clothes.  As he reaches the double digits we agreed to get him his first cell phone with a prepaid plan.
We don't have a house phone because both my husband and I have cell phones and the kids know how to work them incase of an emergency.  With two cell phones, having an extra landline phone and the bill that comes along with it didn't make sense to us.  This is the main reason we are agreeing to let him have his own prepaid phone.

Garlic Parmesan Bacon Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Bacon Potatoes
3 lb Yukon Potatoes
12 oz Bacon
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp minced Garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley
1/4 cup sliced Green Onion
Salt & Pepper to taste

Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy R/C Toy Review

*Disclosure: We received a press sample to facilitate this review; All opinions are 100% my own*
The new Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy remote control stunt truck is one of Anthony's favorites!  The truck is fast and easy to maneuver, with large buttons on the remote control so the kids have no problem controlling the trucks direction even while its moving at full speed.
The kids love that the truck is made for stunts, it jumps high then rolls back on its wheels, drives off ramps they build with other toys, does 360 degree spins, and is fast enough to beat out all their other remote control cars in a race.

Tips for Preparing to Travel to Brazil with kids ~ Plus a Portuguese Language Program Giveaway! #rocketlanguages

With a Brazilian Hubby, my family has traveled to Brazil over a half dozen times in the past 10 years.  We have also had the opportunity to live there for 6 months when Anthony was a toddler.  With all these trips under my belt, traveling to Brazil has become second nature.  However I still remember the stress of the unknown the first time we booked plane tickets.

Get ready for Cold and Flu Season with a Sick Basket! #ReliefIsHere

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G, All opinions are 100% my own*
Cold and Flu Season is upon us and the worst feeling is waking up sick and realizing you don't have any medicine and supplies on hand! 
A mom friend of mine once told me about her "Sick Basket" and we have created one in our house every year sense!  It's a basket or bin that you fill with all the supplies you will need when someone inevitably gets sick.  We tuck it away in the linen closet and then pull it out when we need it, this is the best feeling when that icky feeling strikes in the middle of the night!

21 Fun St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids!

St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon, and here are 21 fun and easy activities to help the kids celebrate!