So you know what's fun? Mouse Ears. No, really. If you're a Disney fanatic like I am, Mickey and/or Minnie Ears are the best. And you love them. And you want SO MANY.
I thought it would be fun to share my Mouse Ears Collection and tie it in with a three piece Minnie Mouse travel set giveaway just in time for your summer travel adventures! So sit back and enjoy the collection and then be sure to enter below to win the giveaway! =)
Thank you to everyone who took the time to learn more about COLLAB CAMP, an incredible social media event that focuses on the vlogging Moms and Dads of YouTube. We're attending and I hope to see you all there in Hershey Park with us! =)
And thank you to everyone who entered the giveaways! I hope you enjoy the cloth diapers provided by Charlie Banana (a 2015 Collab Camp Sponsor)! Woo!
Stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future... Hint: The next will involve a sweet little mouse. ;-p
Last year, Kyle and I were fortunate enough to attend the very first Collab Camp (aka: YouTube Mommy Meetup Conference) hosted by the YTMM. It was an amazing event that let us not only meet with like minded YouTubers but also encouraged us to collab and create. I've never before been to an event that let me walk away with such an astonishing amount of CONTENT that I was then able to share with our own YouTube community.
Another awesome element? The swag bags and door prizes.
Kyle and I actually walked away with an entire Charlie Banana cloth diaper starter kit and two disposable swim diapers. WOO! I thought this was the PERFECT opportunity to spread some love about the conference AND to host a giveaway. So, one... I really hope you checkout the conference site to learn more about it and maybe (and by maybe, I mean you TOTALLY SHOULD) attend. Two... enter to win one or all of the giveaways including the Charlie Banana Starter Kit and Reusable Swim Diapers. Check out the video to learn more about Collab Camp as well as to enjoy some of our adventures from last year's conference. Use the forms below to enter the giveaway and don't forget to share with families who may also be interested. =)
Learn more about Collab Camp HERE
Buy Your Tickets HERE
As always, thank you all for being a part of our journey and good luck! =)
So as weird as it may sound, I have always been really intimidated by pork. I don't eat it or cook it almost ever. (Except bacon. Bacon is always an exception.) However... my husband and even kids really, really like pork tenderloin. I would occasionally pick up pre-seasoned ones from a local grocery store but then one day we found an awesome deal on a two pack of pork tenderloins at Costco and BAM. I needed wanted to make this work.
So after a lot of trial and error, I figured out a dry rub that was an evolution of bits and pieces of what other people recommended that I carved out into my very own version of what I consider one of the tastiest pork dry rubs ever. And, not to stop there, I also figured out what worked best for keeping my pork tenderloin moist, delicious, and so flavorful. YES. Never would I have thought I would be this pleased about something involving pork.
Below I am going to share with you both the dry rub (a Sweet version and a Sweet and Spicy version) as well as how I cook my pork tenderloins. The dry rub can, of course, be used for other dishes/meats and can be sealed and stored for up to 2-3 months. Be sure to watch the video to get more details on the whole process.
I hope this helps out any other person looking for a more surefire way to cook a pork dish but more importantly, I hope you enjoy it! =)
Whisk ALL ingredients
together in a bowl. Make sure all elements are completely incorporated.
Using a large deep
pan (around 9x12), line entire area with foil leaving extra hanging over the
Add about 4 large
spoonfuls of the dry rub to a gallon Ziploc bag. Place one pork tenderloin into
bag and seal. Mix and shake until pork is fully covered. Place in foil lined
pan. Repeat with a second tenderloin. Leftover dry rub can be kept in a sealed container
for 2-3 months.
Let the pork sit in
the refrigerator for a minimum of 15 mins but you can leave it as long as over
Heat oven to 325
degrees F. Pull the excess foil up and around pork. Leave the top tented, not
wrapped, over the two tenderloins. Cook between 1-2 hours (the time greatly
depends on the size/thickness of your tenderloins as well as your oven. Make
sure pork is white all the way through and once done, let sit for about 10 mins
before serving. Enjoy!
I was thrilled to get invited to The MyPrintly Mom Meet-Up in Austin, Texas recently. HP and MyPrintly hosted this event to let us Mom bloggers (or in my case, Vlogger, yay!) socialize and play with some of their awesome printers and apps.
It was fun. Like, for real-I'm-not-being-paid-to-say-this fun. And now I want a new printer (we actually need one) and I won't be happy unless it has e-technology built in to allow me to #hashtag print. What's that, you say? Exactly what you would think. You can set up a hashtag (whatever you want) and any photo you tag on social media with that tag will automatically print on your printer for you to have and to hold (and not just glance out while scrolling through the millions of other photos you've taken). I was thinking how incredible this would be at a party. Share a special party hashtag with your guests and let them print some of their own photos while there! Photos they can take home as keepsakes or that you can keep for the memories. LOVE IT! I need this in my life but will have to wait as the friendly HP rep told me this feature won't be available on their printers until later this year.
Another idea that stuck out to me was their HP Instant Ink program. Basically, YOUR PRINTER ORDERS INK FOR YOU WHEN IT IS RUNNING LOW. What?! This would make my life easier and more colorful being in that I constantly run out of color ink first followed by the black. Always. Right when I NEED to print something super important and I have to leave in 5 minutes or we will be SO late. And - wait for it- this refill system is MUCH less expensive than what it normally costs us to refill. This makes Momma Court happy but it will REALLY make Kyle happy. And then I could actually print all the party printables I love to make without feeling guilty about using all the ink. And I could use the MyPrintly website to get my printables! See what I did there? But seriously, they have so many cute ideas on that site...
Okay, so there is so much more I could tell you about like how they had an ice cream sundae bar and a cupcake decorating station, or how they didn't care that we were printing a million instagram photos from a year ago, or how I used their HP Cards app to print my mom a thank you card for watching the kids so I could go play but the bottom line is that I genuinely enjoyed myself, the products, and the people. I was so grateful to be included and also thankful that the HP reps seemed to truly listen to our thoughts and opinions about the products.
I'll let the video do the rest of the talking (I am more a vlogger after all!) and I'll end by saying thank you to HP and MyPrintly for a fabulous time!
I'm back! And sporting another giveaway! So soon? Yes. This is a good - no- GREAT one! I'm admittedly a bit obsessed with the awesomeness that is all things by Erin Condren. Her life planners made my best of 2014 list and I did a giveaway of a $50 gift card in conjunction. It was a HUGE hit and I promised I would do another one. Now is the perfect time because the new line is about to be launched (in June) and the existing ones are now available for a severely discounted price. Woo! If you have been iffy on getting an Erin Condren Life Planner because of the price (I know I was initially) then now is the time. You can buy one to close out the year and see if you like them... if they would be worth the price for YOU. I did exactly that when purchasing my first one. So here it is... a chance to win a $50 Erin Condren gift card from me to you just because. Good luck!
(P.S. This giveaway is NOT sponsored.)
I have, and have always had, this thing for lists. There is something so cathartic about listing out whatever little this or that is on your mind. Need to schedule out the rest of your day? Make a list. Grocery trip? Make a list. Daydreaming about a vacation? Make a list. Lists can be as much an outlet as they are a useful tool. And I love them.
So when my favorite site for planners, Erin Condren, relaunched their simple but awesome notebooks, I was ALL OVER those little potential list containing pages. I decided to buy two. One to keep and one to giveaway.
At this point, I should say, this is NOT a sponsored ad. Nope. I just like these little notebooks. I really utilize things like this in my life and I thought it would be nice to spread the love.