Want fab lip color which will be the hot new trend for Spring?

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Then head to your local department store!

Bright orange hues will be painted on the lips of most fashionistas this Spring!

Orange is a fab color that comes in various shades, so have a salesperson find that, “just right” shade for you!

My fave lines & colors are…

Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long Wearing Lip Color in color #96 Excentrique

Giorgio Armani Rouge D Armani Sheer Lipstick in color #300

MAC Signature Lipstick in colors Good To Go & Lady In Danger

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in color Timanfaya Mandarin Red

Take it from a Mom Who had a blast testing these fab finds for Spring!

Want Mom Who Knows recipe for stuffed peppers that could be made with meat or beans?

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Then pick up my fave ingredients!

Shopping list:
*6 Organic red peppers cut in half and seeded
*2 Organic zucchini diced
*1 bunch of Organic parsley
*6 Organic basil leaves
*6 cloves of garlic
*1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus 2 tbs.
*1/2 cup of grated Locatelli or Parmesan cheese
*Sea salt & pepper
*2 cups of cooked Organic brown rice or quinoa
*3 Organic eggs
*1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
*1 large 13 oz. can of Organic small white or cannellini beans

(This recipe can also be made with 1 lb. of ground chicken, turkey or beef.)

Directions:
1.) Preheat the oven to 400. Cut the tops off the peppers, remove the seeds and cut in half.

2.) On a cookie sheet drizzle 2 tbs. of olive oil and place in the oven to heat for 5 min.

3.) Add the peppers skin down for 20 minutes, then flip and cook for another 20 min, then remove.

4.) While the peppers are cooking, in a Cuisinart add parsley, basil and garlic and pulse until finely chopped.

5.) Heat the 1/2 cup of olive oil and flash fry the mixture for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Do not burn!

6.) In a mixing bowl whisk the three eggs, add beans (or meat), rice, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, zucchini, garlic parsley & basil mixture, salt & pepper then fold together.

7.) Using an ice cream scooper scoop mixture into each pepper and overstuff. If there is any extra stuffing, scoop it onto the cookie sheet.

8.) Cover with nonstick foil & bake for 30 min in the bottom rack, then uncover and bake on the top rack for an additional 10 minutes until golden brown.

****For meat peppers they need to cook for 45 minutes on the bottom rack, then, then uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes on the top rack until golden brown.

This was a recipe my grandmother used to make which I added zucchini & beans to her vegetarian peppers & perfected them!

Enjoy another fab dish from my kitchen to yours!

Take it from a Mom Who will be writing a cookbook in the next few years!

Want a fun winter painting to do with your kids?

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Then make a snow painting out of celery!

I love doing arts & crafts with our children, and painting with fruits and veggies is a blast!

In the winter, “Cabin Fever” or, “I’m bored!” are two things that can happen.

By giving your children fun things to do, I can promise you that will NOT happen!

To make snow celery paintings you will need the following:

*White & blue construction paper
*Blue paint
*White, blue or silver glitter
*Liquid glue
*Celery bottom
*Paper plate
*Cookie sheet

Directions:
1.) Place one sheet of paper onto a cookie sheet. This prevents spills or glitter going onto the floor!

2.) Pour a small amount of blue paint onto the paper plate.

3.) Have your child dip the celery into the paint and stamp onto the paper & repeat.

4.) Afterwards have them sprinkle the glitter onto their paper and gently shake off.

5.) When each painting is dry, then have your child glue them into a blue piece of construction paper.

Hang them up to welcome winter!

Take it from a Mom Who took the, “B” out of bored!

Want to know my faves from the ENK Children’s Show for Fall 2014?

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From metallics, to florals, antique & faux fur accents, solids, & camouflage designers for 2014 are taking fashion to a different level!

Blu Pony Vintage’s faux fur coats for girls are truly adorable, as are their dresses adorned with antique accents for girls & outfits for boys.

Fun & Fun from Italy, have a collection that is a must! From pom pom rhinestone hats, coats, electric blue jumpsuits for girls, and camouflage and rockstar looks for boys will flood the streets.

A Bird will fly your little girl into fab fashions with ruffle accents and fun looks for fall!

Andy & Evan will have your little boy well suited in fabulous ensembles, as Urban Sundays plaid & stripe pattern bow ties & ties put the c in cuteness.

Anais & I have some collection this season from head to toe! From dresses to fab coats and to die for metallic boots, girls & boys will be covered!

Appaman does it again! From casual clothing to their new tailored collection of faux fur coats & dresses for girls, and velvet suits for boys, Appaman does it again!

Looking for, “Wow factor dresses that are to die for this season? Then check out Val Max for your little fashionista’s Hunger Games inspired collection!

Want a tres’ chic look for your kiddies? Then Eliane et Lena from Paris has your covered! Their collection from infant to big brother or sister is one of the largest I have seen!

Oil & Water rain coats are the most amazing outwear for girls this season! The Audrey raincoat I predict will be the best seller this year! Sea foam green and a brushed gold colored zippered hood, with gold button accents make this coat a must have!

Little Name takes aprons for girls & suspenders for boys to a different an vintage level… Adorable!

What will be the trend for your little ones tootsies? Shoes & boots adorned with studs, paten leather, metallic and florals from Primigi, Doc Martin’s, & Naturino, are a must have! Suede bucks in electric blue & camouflage with a multitude of colored laces from Anasai The Little Goods Company for boys are fun, and Yosi Samra mommy and me ballet flats, Melissa’s rubber bow mary janes, & sequined slippers from Joy Follie for girls are just darling.

Shoes and boots for fall are all about easy access! From zippers, to velcro and slip ons, kids will love them all!

Take it from a Mom Who can’t wait for Fall, thanks to ENK Children’s Club!

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Want to know about a fun trend for children’s apparel?

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Then pick up Marvel comic inspired clothing!

From capes, rain gear, tees, pj’s, shoes, hats and more children adore this fun theme!

What child doesn’t love superheroes? Superman, Wonder woman, Spiderman, Spider girl, Batman and many others remain popular for kids 5 and up, all the way up to teens.

Some stores like Nordstrom, the Disney store, Gap kids, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bloomingdale’s, Striderite, & Target sell these most sought out fashions.

Online items can be found at neoneaters.com, chasingfireflies.com, junkfoodclothing.com, marvelstore.com, amazon.com, & zappos.com, which sometimes have a larger selection to choose from.

Take it from a Mom Who wears her inner cape as most mothers do on a daily basis!

Want my, “Must Have” essentials this winter?

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Then check out www.7amenfant.com!

From diaper bags, to fab stroller covers, accessories and more, this company has it all!

7amenfant is my fave for functionality, quality, durability, & products that scream fashionable!

Where diaper bags are not conventional, and could pass for a casual tote. ~LOVE this!

Stroller covers, baby carrier covers, hand warmers for stroller & scooters are hip and stylish too!

Say goodbye to infant snowsuits, for their line puts the W in warmth!

7amenfant features a variety of products for every lifestyle, comes in an abundance of colors, & is a must!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows fab products! Stay warm in style!

Want a fab way to order healthy on the go snacks for your children?

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Then head to www.greatkidssnacks.com!

There is nothing worse than purchasing an entire box of something for your children that they don’t like right?

Great Kids Snacks has made life easy for us! From single snacks in bulk, to my fave their monthly snack box, this site is a must!

Each month for $39.99, your box will include 30 individually wrapped healthy snacks, or just purchase a box for a month!

Follow Great Kids Snacks on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

Take it from a Mom Who loves finding healthy alternatives for her family! Enjoy!

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Want to start the new year tracking memories?

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Then head to Amazon.com for journals for your children!

They have such a great variety of age appropriate selections, from lined books with space above for illustrations, to funky covers for girls & boys.

From as early as age three, journaling is a fab way to track memories of each year. Just have your child draw a picture then have them tell you the entry.

If your child is already writing, then have them write the date and write away! Whether it be about something fun or an accomplishment, tracking these milestones are priceless!

Don’t worry about correct spelling, punctuation or grammar, a journal should be used as a tool for expression. Let your child decide if they would like to write in daily or weekly, minus the battles.

Teaching your children these skills are a wonderful way to foster memory, writing, reading and more importantly, having a lifelong tool!

Take it from a Mom Who is starting her journals with her kids tomorrow!