My favorite season is finally here and I am so excited to see this years style. It is crazy to think that straight leg jeans are out and wide leg is back in. It was hard to get out of my comfort zone but happy to have some of my favorites like chunky cardigans and crossbody bags.
Neutral colors are still my choice and found some great pieces in all different shades of tan and brown. The best part is that everything is so affordable!
Just imagine, you spend all day at the beach having fun with your family. Laughs, snacks and memories are being made. This makes everyone happy. You can’t help but live in this moment and hold off on leaving for the day. It is time to go home and you all enter the house with the air conditioner blasting. The sun took all of the kids’ energy and put them to sleep for an afternoon nap. The house is finally calm and quiet. This is your chance to leave the mess so you can sneak up to the bathroom. You run yourself a bath to help relax and cool your sun kissed skin but still have enough energy to make dinner afterwards. This DIY citrus lavender milk bath is the perfect way to unwind after a family filled day.
Sometimes a shower doesn’t cut it. This smooth and milky bath with a burst of citrus and lavender will leave you or your little ones with the softest skin.
It is so easy to make this DIY citrus lavender milk bath even your little ones with love it. Luckily, this recipe will make an abundance amount.
In a bowl, mix together Epson salt, Himalayan salt and lavender buds from the sprigs. Add as much as you want depending on the strength of the scent you prefer. Drop in the essential oils and stir until everything is well blended. Add to the mix to glass jars and glue stick the printable label on tightly. Make sure to store in a cool place.
When ready to use, pour two cups of oat milk in a warm running bath. Scoop one cup of the bath salt mixture and add lemon slices, orange slices and lavender sprigs. This will make the bath look beautiful.
This DIY citrus lavender milk bath is the perfect wake up in the morning or to get your little ones relaxed and ready for bed at night. Either way it is a win for you!
Who would have thought I would be on TikTok, but it has this grasp that I do not think anyone can control. We get sucked into watching videos of viral dances, challenges and teachable lessons in just seconds. What I really enjoy are the easy recipe trends because it makes me feel like I know how to cook. I now have easy recipes on rotation thanks to me favorite TikTok recipes of 2021.
1. Favorite TikTok Recipe of 2021- Pasta Chips
This viral TikTok recipe of 2021 is just too good not to try! It is so easy I keep asking myself why haven’t I tried this?
Cook a box of pasta of your choice until al dente.
Drain pasta and add to a mixing bowl.
Drizzle some olive oil, Parmesan cheese Italian spices and garlic powder.
Mix together until pasta is evenly coated.
Air fry at 450 degrees F until crispy, check and shake in 15 minute increments.
Remove and fully cool so you can serve with some red sauce.
2. Another Favorite TikTok Recipe of 2021- Baked Oats
Since working remote I had to get creative with my meals at home. I was blown away that I could actually bake oats! Here is a previous blog post on three different types to make your baked oats. My favorite recipe is the banana bread .
3. Fun TikTok Recipe of 2021- Oreo Cookie Mug Cake
This is the coolest hack ever because I never would have thought of it! I love mug cakes to begin with but this takes it to a whole other level.
4 vanilla Oreo Cookies or flavor of you choice
1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla milk
1 tbs whole wheat flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
Place cookies in mug and pour oat milk over them. Crush and mix until it turns into a batter. Add flour and baking powder and mix all together so it is nice and smooth. Microwave for 90 seconds or until fully cooked through.
Top with vanilla yogurt of your choice with marshmallows for some added sweetness.
4. Best TikTok Breakfast Recipe of 2021-Pancake Cereal
I have been wanting to try this recipe but unable to find a brick of feta. I tried it with crumbled feta and it tasted delicious! It has been said using the brick will make it creamier than crumbled but this was a hit in our home just the way it was.
1 lb pasta
½ cup olive oil
2 boxes cherry tomatoes
1 block feta or 12 oz. of crumbled feta
4 cloves garlic minced
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch red pepper flakes
In bowl, mix tomatoes, olive oil, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper and then pour into a baking dish.
Put all feta in the middle of the baking dish making to tomatoes surround it. Drizzle olive oil and bake for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees F.
While baking, cook pasta according to instructions on the box and thneDrain and put aside
Once feta and tomatoes are cooked remove from oven and add pasta. Mix vigorously until all is blended evenly and serve immediately.
Let me know! What is your favorite TikTok recipes of 2021?
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Franco’s room is one of my favorite rooms to makeover. He is always down for the adventure and he makes the biggest deal when it is finished. He is my number one fan. That is why I couldn’t pass up doing a cool boys bedroom makeover just in time for kindergarten.
The theme was embracing where we live in New York. I was born and raised on Long Island and Franco will be a born and raised ‘upstater’. I wanted to combine the two by adding some locally made decor with some vintage pieces of my home from when I was a kid.
Black, white and gray was part of the vision board. There are a few colors that pop out from the vintage pieces I chose but it all came together at the end.
In order to make this a cool boys bedrooms makeover, I had to find the best wallpaper. Thanks to Coloray, I was able to easily find the wallpaper I was looking for on their website. Geometric Shapes Removable Wallpaper in the size of 8’ x 11’ was the design I chose and is very happy with it! The peel and stick option was best for me because I am not the best with all peel and stick wallpapers. The fact that I can just peel and apply without having to spray with water to activate the adhesive was so much easier. The best part is it is removable so when I am ready for the next cool boys bedroom makeover, it will be easy to remove.
This year my parents sold my childhood home after 40 years and moved down south. As much as I was excited for them, I was so sad to say goodbye. Luckily I grabbed things from the house such as this street sign, Super Nintendo and wicker stool that brought back memories being in my house. Little touches of my home are in here and I just love having the feeling surround us.
Imani Collective has the best banners so I finally the opportunity to hang some. This pillow is from a local shop Bluebird Home Decor. This kids mat from H&M is perfect for imaginative play. Then my favorite purchase has to be this stuffed animal beanbag storage. This is the best way to keep all of his animals but without the mess.
It is National Ice Cream Day and what a fun day to celebrate! I don’t know about you, but ice cream makes me so happy. I don’t think I ever met anyone who didn’t like ice cream. There are so many ways to eat ice cream, but my favorite is an ice cream sandwich. I am sharing 3 easy and delicious ice cream sandwiches that will make you happy. The vibrant colors with a sweet and crunchy taste will be a hit with children and adults.
1. Easy and Delicious Chocolate Samoas Ice Cream Sandwich
These cookies are one of my absolute favorites. I loaded them withe chocolate ice cream and let the sandwiches settle for a few minutes in the freezer. This will help make the sandwiches less messy, but that really doesn’t matter!
2. Easy and Delicious Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
My favorite chocolate chip cookies are Chips Ahoy, so that is what I used. Any type of vanilla ice cream will do. Assemble your sandwiches and have them settle in the freezer for a few minutes, this will give them the perfect texture. This easy and delicious ice cream sandwich is Dan’s go to, he is always asking me to make them.
3. Easy and Delicious Oreo Strawberry Sorbet Sandwich
Remove the cream from the Oreo and replace with strawberry sorbet or flavor of your choice. Roll in some fancy sprinkles and settle for a few minutes in the freezer, this will make the sprinkles extra crunchy. This ice cream sandwich was Franco’s favorite choice and was sure to put a smile on his face.
Like I said, these 3 easy and delicious ice cream sandwiches will make you happy but there are so many ways and varieties to make your ideal ice cream sandwich! Since it is National Ice Cream day, I found so many ideas and curated my vision to my family’s liking. Ice cream sandwiches are the best because you can choose any cookie and any ice cream flavor of your choice, so the possibilities are endless!
My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.