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Stuck On You | Cactus Inspired Goodies

Stuck On You | Cactus Inspired Goodies

As an Arizona girl, I am living the cactus dream… along with the triple digit nightmare!  But now that summer is here, I am embracing it in full force and am stuck on the cactus trend.  I thought it would be fun to share my favorite cactus inspired goodies and stylish recommendations to help bring your cactus-love to life!
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Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review
Book Reviews, Faith & Encouragement

Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review

When you hear the name Tim Tebow do you think of a two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and first round NFL draft pick? Or do you think of a hard working man who is living his life daily for the Lord with a charismatic and outspoken faith?

Tim Tebow. Some know him as a Florida Gator Heisman Trophy Winner and 2-time National Champion. Others recognize the name thanks to the 2011 “#tebowing” craze, where one takes a knee in a praying position and posts it online.  Still others recognize him as an outspoken Christian with questionable athletic abilities, and more recently some recognize him as an aspiring baseball professional.  Personally, I’ve always seen Tebow as an athlete who likes competing, but loves the Lord. Given his athletic talents, he has been given an incredible platform in the public eye and uses it to glorify God with every step and through every season of his life.

Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review

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Our Month in 9 Squares - May 2017
Our Month in 9 Squares

Our Month in 9 Squares – May 2017

Dear May 2017,

I guess time flies when you’re having fun! May, where did you go!?…  You brought the end of preschool and with it an excited heart that awaits the start of kindergarten… que mommy tears! We spent all month in swim lessons, so we are now ready for summer and official pool season!

We were blessed with family in town and some long overdue family fun!  And of course, who can forget Mother’s Day… I was spoiled by my loves.  I even got to break away for a mini staycation with my BFF for some much needed kid-free girl time, whoop-whoop!  As I look back on all of the fun times and memories that were made, I’m realizing that May 2017 completely exceeded my expectations!

June… You have some big shoes to fill, so let’s bring on the SUMMER fun!… and go easy on us with those triple digit temperatures!  #arizonaliving #thestruggleisreal

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – May 2017 ::

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Sedona: Where We Stayed - What We Did - Where We Ate

Sedona: Where We Stayed – What We Did – Where We Ate

This trip came at the perfect time. It’s amazing how you don’t realize you need a break from reality until you finally get one!  My hubby had a work trip in Sedona, AZ, and so with the help of my parents, we were able to turn it into a kid-free getaway as well.  April is a fabulous time to visit Sedona as it offers cooler temps and fabulous outdoor activities!

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While my husband spent half days at a work conference, I was extremely blessed with a refreshing few days filled with beautiful hikes, relaxing pool-side quiet time and taking in the incredible 70° Sedona weather.  I was also able to enjoy some much-appreciated pampering, quality time with my hubby, and time to reflect and work on me.

As you all requested here is the scoop on our trip, a little Sedona Recap for you!  If you are planning an upcoming Sedona vacay you will love these recommendations! Continue Reading

Angel Food Ice Cream Cake | It's Heavenly!
CREATE, Recipes

Angel Food Ice Cream Cake | It’s Heavenly!

Looking for the coolest dessert to serve for your upcoming summer BBQ or Memorial Day gathering? A dessert that can feed a large group and have your guests begging for more?  This simple recipe covers all of those desires, it is easy to make and only requires a few delicious ingredients!  And it combines some of what I consider to be dessert staples; cake, ice cream, chocolate and strawberries!  What more could you ask for?

This dessert is pure heaven, but don’t just take it from me… Try it for yourself!

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Monthly MUST Haves - A few of my favorite things
Monthly MUST Haves

Monthly MUST Haves – April 2017

Monthly MUST Haves is a monthly recap on products, services or companies that have caught my attention, or that I have fallen in love with over the last month.  A fun way for me to share random things that make me happy, in hopes that they might bring you joy as well!

For this month’s edition of Monthly MUST Haves I wanted to share of few of my absolute favorite things: Girly items that I enjoy and use on a daily basis!   

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Are You SUN-Ready? | Splash Pad Essentials

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBiasAre You SUN-Ready? | Splash Pad Essentials

Now that Arizona has hit the triple digits, splash pad season is upon us.  With the amount of time we spend outside and as an Arizona mama of two fair skinned girls, that means we need to take sun protection seriously.  One way I do so is always being prepared, and since we are always on the go, I like to keep a splash pad essential bag in my car at all times.  This keeps us ready for any adventure that comes our way!  I have found that there are a few essential items to have in your bag to keep you SUN-ready, but there is one that you can’t leave home without… Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen Baby!

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What to pack for your kiddos… Splash Pad Essentials

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Britney Garner Design | Shop Feature
Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

Brittany Garner Design | Shop Feature

Are you a FUN haver?  Do you like awesome gifts and accessories? Do you want to focus less on the crappy and more on the happy?  …If you answered NO to these questions, bummer!  But if you answered YES to these questions, I have the best company to introduce to you!!!

Introducing Brittany Garner Design – BGD!  

This online shop has everything you need to gift awesomeness to those you love!  Brittany, the lady behind it all, is a #momboss getting it done and designing fun things you can’t live without!  BGD is the perfect example of a company that demonstrates how you can love what you do and have fun doing so!

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Brittany Garner Design recently sent over some fabulous goodies for me to test and fall in love with, and guess what, I fell hard!  Each item is so unique and hilarious and allowed for me to find humor in mundane situations.  Everything BGD creates is pure quality and professionally printed, otherwise why would Brittany put her name behind it? Right?!

In all seriousness, I will definitely make Brittany Garner Design one of my go-to online shops for gifts.  You will find something for everyone on your list, whether you are buying swag for the cool mom, the rad dad, the foodie or the pop culture divas in your life, she has you covered!

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Here are a few of the items I fell in love with! (Bonus: If you put them all together you would make one HIP gift basket!)
Wine Glass // Mother of Wildlings Unisex Tee // Tote Bag // Drink Sleeve // Art Print

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So what are you waiting for… Be a rad mama who wrangles her wildlings in style, and knows the beauty of motherhood comes from a sense of humor!  The BGD way!


Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so rush over to BGD and shop here for your—> COOL MOM!

This post was in collaboration with BGD.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  

Britney Garner Design | Shop Feature

Swept Away with bObsweep PetHair

Swept Away with bObsweep PetHair

At this stage of life, toddler messes have become a fairly frequent visitor to our home.  Day after day, week after week, I find myself constantly sweeping the floors to keep the crumbs and messes minimized in the wake of our toddlers!  After considering the ridiculous amounts of time invested into sweeping, I thought I’d give one of those fancy robotic vacuums a try.  I decided to go with the bObsweep PetHair, because if it can handle pet hair, it can surely handle the messes of my kids!

Swept Away with bObsweep PetHair

Now don’t get me wrong, I was a little skeptical about a robotic vacuum, but the bObsweep PetHair, AKA Bob, swept away my fears. This vacuum has become a lifesaver for me as a mom with two small kiddos at home. Every day I have it cycle through the kitchen, family room, and play room to pick up all of their crumbs and messes from the kids meals and play dough adventures. It is easy to use and oh-so helpful, I can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner!

Swept Away with bObsweep PetHair

This post is in partnership with bObsweep.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Espresso Ever After possible.

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Month In 9 Squares - Dear April 2017
Our Month in 9 Squares

Our Month In 9 Squares – April 2017

Dear April 2017, 

April, you were such a great month, I struggled to pick only nine photos to showcase all of our adventures.  You are always my favorite month not only because of the fabulous weather, or because you are my birthday month, but because of Easter.  Holidays are so special and memorable now that we share them with two littles.

We also had so much fun traveling and enjoying the great outdoors on a Sedona getaway. As you can see from our photos, it will be hard to beat this month!

May… Bring on new adventures and more memories, we are ready for you!!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – April 2017 ::

Month In 9 Squares - Dear April 2017

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