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Looking for a healthy snack for the kiddies great for the beach or pool?

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Then pick up a seedless watermelon!

There is nothing more refreshing then seasonal fruit!

Whether it be a snack or a refreshing pick me up, my “Watermelon Fingers” are a hit!

Directions:

1.) Simply wash your Organic seedless watermelon with fruit wash, then rinse under water.

2.) Cut the melon in half, & work with one half at a time.

3.) Face the melon fruitside down, cut the ends off and discard. Afterwards make 1 inch slices, and place onto a dish or platter.

4.) With the other half do the same, & place in small ziplocks and freeze in portion sizes.

My Momwhoknows Watermelon Fingers are great for dessert, teething, fat lips, or to simply enjoy at the beach (instant ice pack)!

Take it from a Mom who just bought another watermelon, lol!  Enjoy!

Looking for fab gifts for Father’s Day?

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Then check out my fave pics this year!

For the baseball fan… Shwoodshop makes a Loiusville Slugger Collection eyeglasses that are truly unique!  (www.shwoodshop.com)

If cologne is Dad’s thing, then I love Prada Luna Rosa Eau De Toilette.  (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus)

Ralph Lauren’s custom monogram Polos are great for the golf loving Dad.  (www.polo.com)

Aviators are still a classic trend in eyewear, & Maui Jim has a fab selection!  What’s great about this company is that most of their eyewear can be made with prescription lenses, & their warranty is amazing!  (www.mauijim.com)

For the Wall Street Dad, loving Mr. Cufflink’s Buy/Sell & Sell High/BuyLow cufflinks. (mrcuff.com)

Collar Stays always break or get lost, but Power Stays that are magnetic will be a favorite to Dad!  (Nordstrom)

BBQ meet The Green Egg smokers!  They come in many sizes, & have amazing ratings! (Home Depots, Lowes, or most hardware stores)

Williams Sonoma’s monogram steak brand is a fun gift for the BBQ loving Dad! (www.williamssonoma.com)

If adventure is the game for Dad, then The Go Pro camera is a must!  This camera has many functions & has a waterproof case as well, perfect for the beach!  (Best Buy, Amazon)

For the handy Dad, Gorilla Light is a must-have gift!  (Home Depot, Lowes or most hardware stores)

Speaking of the beach or for poolside, Sunny Life’s waterproof radio & is fab for tunes ala fresco!  (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Amazon)

Dads who love kayaking will love the Point 65W which LL Bean sells online.  This lego-like kayak is the coolest one I have seen so far!  Great for travel, small storage spaces, & can be expanded with other kits!  (www.llbean.com)

Recordable books for Dad from Hallmark store are a treasure & are a timeless gift! (www.hallmark.com)

Some other picks are matching swimwear for Dad & the kiddies.  (www.vilebraquin.com, www.polo.com, www.landsend.com, www.jcrew.com)

Man Crates fun boxes gifts for men, the gift collections are endless!  (www.mancrates.com)

For the fish loving Dad, the Fishing Enthusiast has it all for the deepsea or freshwater lover!  (www.fishingenthusiast.com) 

When in doubt a handmade gift & card is one of the BEST gifts a child can give from the heart!

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s out there like mine & my husband! 

Looking for that natural & refreshed look?

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Then check out what’s in my makeup bag!

I have mastered how to do makeup in a flash as a mother for the past eleven years! 

Seasonally I go for lessons for new products, as well as how to apply them.  All makeup department stores have a master makeup artist, which makes finding the, “just right” products and colors for you a cinch! 

Sephora, Target and some local drugstores also have beauty specialists too!  ~LOVE this! 

Some products that I use daily are easy to use, and give my tired eyes & face that recharged look in a natural way.

Many women ask me what makeup do I use and there are so many lines, but this month this is what’s in my bag!

FACE

Benefit Erase Paste (Amazing coverage for under eyes, melasma, spots & rosacea)

Benefit Fake Up (Moisturizing eye concealer and also can be used under nose for coverage)

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation (Natural look and the best coverage)

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (Amazing pearlised glow which I put on entire face and neck.)

Benefit Lollitint & Chacha tints (Rose and Coral tints that can be used for cheek & lip)

Benefit Waat’s Up (Amazing highlighter I use in corners of my eyes, nose & cheeks)

EYES

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #6

Almay Intense i-color Eyeshadow (Love these for on the go to use for day and night!  Choose the right pallets for your eye color.)

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #5

Almay Intense i-color Eyeliners

Benefit Instant Brow (Having a filled in brow opens your eyes, and makes such a difference!)

Almay Makeup Erase Sticks are a must!

Benefit Roller Lash (Bar none best mascara!)

Other eye trick faves…

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Cavier Stick Eyecolor

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow #20 Forever Platinum (I use in corners of my eyes for instant eye brightening!)

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadows

Benefit They’re Real push-up liner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter eyeliners in silver, gold & iridescent colors 

Lips

MAC Spice Lipliner which can be blended for most lipcolors

MAC Lip color Matte Heroine blended with Matte Pink Plaid

Tom Ford True Coral lip color

Pacifica Color Quench Lip tints

A few others to mention…

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer sticks

NARS Gloss Gold Digger

Sexy Mother Pucker Baby Doll color

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm sticks

Sisley Lip twist sticks

Colors for eyes, lips and nails can be fun & trendy, so switch it up and go for consultations.   You might be surprised at which colors you can & can not wear, or are wearing a color that is not right for your coloring.

One of my best tips is to have a day & night makeupbag which makes on-the-go lifestlyes eaiser!

Enjoy what’s in my bag, & hope to see you at my next beauty event in NYC coming this September!

Take it from a Mom Who has a few fab tricks in her bag, enjoy!

Looking for your children to eat more fruit?

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Then head to your local supermarket or famers market together!

Fruit is a wonderful snack and one in which some children don’t seek!

I can promise you that if you involve your children to pick them out they will at least try them.

Some other fab ideas are…

*Make fruit kabobs

 *Freeze fruit like melon, pineapple on popsicle sticks

*Leave washed fruit out to grab and go like apples, bananas, oranges, or grapes in a bowl on the counter

*Leave washed fruit out when the kids get home from school

*Keep cut up or washed fruit in containers in the fridge

*Make a fruit salad

*Puree ripened fruit in the blender, pour into icepop molds then freeze

*Use fun toothpicks to entice the kids to eat fruit

*Grill fruit like peaches, pineapple and bananas

*Make a fruit smoothie 

Children LOVE color, so if you continue to have fruit readily available, they WILL seek it!

Take it from a Mom who loves finding fun ways for the kiddies to enjoy fruit!  Enjoy!

Looking for fabulous children’s apparel that gives back?

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Then head to petitePARADE’s Pop Up Shop in NYC!

WHEN:  May 1-17th, Thursday-Sunday

TIME: 11am-7pm

WHERE: 27 Christopher Street at Waverly Place

This evening I was privileged to get a preview of one of the most creative children’s charity pop up shops I have ever seen in NYC!

petitePARADE has partnered with The New York Foundling, a nonprofit organization for foster children, to honor national Foster Care Month.

For the first three weeks in May, the petitePOPUP will feature an array of children’s apparel, shoes accessories from Alivia Simone, Charm, Dimity Bourke, Elementa by Nina, IMOGA, Jess Brown Dolls, Kallio NYC, Melissa Shoes, Nina Shoes, RUUM American Kids’ Wear, Home Grown Books, & Elephantito.

Guests will be able to enjoy arts & crafts, snacks, & take fun photos while enjoying the spectacular artwork that adorns the entranceway while shopping for a great cause!

Go to www.petiteparade.com and www.nyfoundling.org for more information, & happy shopping!

Take it from a Mom who made a few purchases to help make a difference in the life of a child, & you can too!

#Fashion4Foundling

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