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Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. Andrea is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms. She also contributes weekly to BabyCenter's Blog, a Los Angeles iVoice for ivillage.com, has run the social media and blog for the children's retailer the Right Start, and is now living in Costa Rica. Connect with me on Google+

Diaper Bags in Blue Fall 2014

One of the hottest colors this Fall is blue and there is no reason why a new Mom should not have something stylish to celebrate her new job as Mom. Choosing a diaper bag seems to be getting harder and harder with so many beautiful choices. For years now, diaper bags have been right on trend with what is happening in the fashion scene and with so many designers getting into the baby bag mix it’s no wonder why they are so sophisticated. Many of these gorgeous designer diaper bags and brands, like Petunia Pickle Bottom and Ju Ju Be diaper bags will cost around $200 or more, but if these bags bust your budget there are still plenty of diaper bags for under $100.

Although, you will pay more for these bags, but we think some of them are worth it, especially if it is a bag you can carry for the second child and perhaps even after your out of the diaper stage. Our Ju Ju Be Diaper Bag review proves just how much these stylish diaper bags can carry!

We love the new blue diaper bags and think you will too!

Photo Credit: Deep Blue Fashion by Lovely Pepa

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Marc Jacobs Diaper Bag

1. Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack $189
2. Ju Ju Be Be Prepared Diaper Tote $180
3. Danzo Baby $295
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Elizababy Diaper Bag $298
5. StorkSak Bobby Four Piece Diaper Bag $189
6. Timi & Leslie Faux Leather Diaper Bag $169
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Elizababy $348

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We’re wrapping up our #weePLAN series with Project Nursery and Weelicious. This week we are featuring five easy recipes for easy homemade frozen dinners. Here are Weelicious’ go-to for meals in a flash.

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Meatballs

Meatballs are inexpensive, easy to make, and freeze beautifully. Defrost in the fridge, microwave, or oven and serve with your favorite marinara sauce or pesto, with a big hunk of crusty bread. Dinner is ready in no time!

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

If you were to open my freezer right now, you would see at least four different flavors of pancakes and waffles. I’ll grab a few in the morning, toss them in the toaster to heat up, and the kids are eating a healthy breakfast in minutes flat. Pancakes and waffles are also a great way to think outside the box for sandwiches. Spread on some cream cheese and preserve and pack this fun sammie in your kids’ lunch boxes.
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Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup

Soup has got to be the most comforting food around. Stash it in the freezer in small portions so you can take it to work for a healthy lunch, or even reheat it when you have unexpected guests over for dinner.

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Mexican Muffins

Mexican Muffins are like a full meal in a cute little package. They are jam packed with nutritious ingredients and are the perfect thing to accompany a big southwestern salad for a quick weeknight meal.

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Chicken Nuggets

I don’t know a kid who doesn’t love chicken nuggets. This recipe will save you tons of money instead of buying those bags of frozen nuggets at the grocery. Plus, these chicken nuggets have only a few ingredients and you know exactly what you’re putting into your kids’ bodies.

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Keep all your leftover organized with Mable’s Labels Date Mates.  These reusable date labels are a busy parents’ best friend. They are available four fresh designs.

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Storage kid proportion meals in Munchkin’s Fresh Food Freezer Cups. They will keep on all your meal fresh and easy to prepare. Your kids will thing you spent all day preparing dinner.

Having meals on hand in the freezer is a great way to save yourself time when life gets busy!  If you make a make double or even triple batches of our favorite foods to have on hand at all times. What are you favorite meals to freeze?

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Recipes and tips by Catherine McCord. Catherine posts new family-friendly recipes and videos every week on Weelicious. She is also creator of Weelicious Menus, a meal planning service that helps busy families make dinner easier.

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Pull out those backpacks and sharpen your pencils because the kids are heading back to school! In honor of one of our favorite times of year we’re hosting the ultimate party on Pinterest with Project Junior and Weelicious!

Join us on Wednesday, August 27th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT for a night of Pinterest fun! We’ll be pinning for one hour to a collaborative design board and filling it with creative, fun and unique ideas for everything you need to send your kids go back to school.  Our #weePLAN Back to School Inspiration board will be your ultimate back to school resource!


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Project Junior, Weelicious and Savvy Sassy are joining forces to give you “pinspiration” for everything you need for the classroom and beyond. From packing school supplies to meal planning we’re cover all the A, B C’s of the season

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Participating bloggers include:Project Junior, Savvy Sassy Moms and Weelicious

Log on Wednesday, August 27th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to see the pinning in progress, or check back after to see our complete #weePLAN Back to School Inspiration pinboard.

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Last week I shared my take on some of the popular Orlando theme parks and what to do with kids in Orlando, but this week is all about the food. Finding fun places to eat in Orlando that both you and the kids will enjoy can be a bit of a challenge. When on a family vacation you should always try to eat out at some restaurants that you might now have back home. There are plenty of fast food and chain restaurants so finding some healthier options is always nice too. So here are my six fun places to eat in Orlando!

Fun places to eat in Orlando with kids

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango Restaurant Orlando Florida

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Cafe Tu Tu Tango was hands down my favorite place we ate. It is a very unique restaurant and bar that looks like an artists studio. The vibe is funky, eclectic and creative, and has a great atmosphere. We celebrated my mother-in-laws retirement here, she was an art teacher for 32 years! So clearly this was a perfect place to celebrate the occasion. The food was really fantastic, all small plates meant for family style sharing. The Pork Sliders were by far the family favorite, we ordered another round of those!  All the food was great and even the kids got into sampling most everything that we ordered. They do make small pizzas if your kids are a little pickier.

There was even a fortune teller at a small table and both the Grandma’s went and had their fortunes told! There was also a belly dancer that was dancing around the restaurant later in the night. This restaurant gets pretty busy with large parties and people celebrating Birthdays and other special occasions, so make a reservation!

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Dicks Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort is a riot. Do not come here unless you are in a good mood. The servers are sarcastic and a little rude, on purpose. The entire restaurant is a party so it is a bit loud and there is a lot going on. At one point they had one of the large groups that was there do a limbo challenge in the middle of the restaurant. Everyone at your table will get a bib and a silly paper hats put on their heads.  They write a funny description of you on the hat that the server randomly makes up or perhaps observes about your personality.

We had to order the Beergarita just for fun. It is a large margarita with a beer dumped inside of it I ended up drinking drank most of it and so my husband drove us all home.The food is a bit expensive for what you get, but you go here more for the obnoxious experience and to have some great laughs. Relax and your family is sure to have a good time at Dick’s Last Resort.

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Sea Dog Brewing Company

We stumbled upon Sea Dog Brewing Company by chance. We were ina sea of chain restaurants and then we saw this sign spinner on the corner spinning a sign for the Sea Dog Brewing Company, we turned to give it a try.  We also happened to go on Trivia night and during Happy Hour – so food was a great price and we had a lot of fun testing our knowledge.  We sat in the bar area with our kids, it was totally fine. They have a large

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Sweet Tomatoes

Sweet Tomatoes, yup a salad bar. It’s not exactly “fun” per se but traveling with kids means eating out a lot and when you find a place that has healthy food that everyone likes, you go there, maybe even twice! Farm fresh vegetables and an all you can eat salad bar was rather refreshing to us after a few days of theme park food, i literally had an ice cream cone for lunch one day, so seeing a variety of green vegetables was very exciting. My daughter loves salads so she was thrilled and happy to make her own. Of course my son not a huge fan of veggies we got him chicken noodle and some of the cold pasta salads they offer. And while you can eat very healthy here, there is still a desert station if you want to indulge a little or use that as a bargaining chip with the kids. They liked making their own sundaes.

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Head to Winter Park

We hit up the Farmers Market in Winter Park on Saturday for some off the beathen path food and local finds and did a little shopping on South Park Ave. There are also plenty of restaurants on South Park Avenue for you to choose from, everything from Panera Bread to trendy restaurants, wine bars and even a Sassafras Sweet Shop. Don’t miss the kids toy store Lighten Up! we spent a long time in there.

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Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory – Kissimmee

Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory is located right before you get into the Old Downtown of Kissimmee, which is right next to Orlando. This is a MUST SEE and EAT. I heard about this ice cream shop via Twitter, so naturally I had to check it out. When you walk in it feels a bit more like a science lab because of all the nitrogen floating around in the air.  They make your custom ice cream flavor in a bowl right in front of you by using nitrogen! If the show isn’t enough to convince you, don’t worry the ice cream will. It is A – mazing! Probably some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had and worth all the calories.  They also have a playground and a few jump houses out back for the kids to run off their sugar high!

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Falls Must Have Booties

Well ladies, it’s finally here…boot season!  One of my favorite things about Fall fashion are all the beautiful fall boots. Shopping for fall boots can be challenging because there are so many styles and colors to choose from so we are going to break it down for you this season and first up is the fall ankle boots. These ankle boots have a little bit of a heel but not too much so you can still manage to run around town and not be afraid of twisting an ankle. The other great part about ankle boots is that they are easy to slip on and are usually pretty reasonably priced.

Ankle boots also go really well with many different styles of denim. You can easily wear them with your skinny jean, rolled up boyfriend jeans or a pair of cuffed straight leg jeans. They can also be dressed up for date night but be worn pretty casual during the day.  If you are someone that can pull off tights in the winter then pairing your ankle boots with a fun pair of tights and a skirt will be super stylish. Don’t be afraid to

1. Steve Madden Nyrvana Boot $149
2. Cactus Studded Bootie $149
3. GAP Western Boot $89
4. Sole Society Kemi Bootie $89.95
5. Steve Madden Whysper Bootie $100
6. Jarrad Ankle Booties $119
7. ASH Jalouse Slip On Ankle Bootie $198
8. Train Wrap Belted Bootie $120
9. ModCloth Travel Light Bootie $70
10. Splendid Lakota Suede Bootie $158

How to wear ankle boots

Want to know how to rock ankle boots?  Here is one awesome example.

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Kilee is a Mom of three and puts together this look effortlessly. Why we love it? It’s simple, stylish and totally practical. This is an outfit that all Moms can pull off and feel totally comfortable running errands, picking up the kids or meeting a friend for coffee.

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Have you tried out any Weelicious recipes from our #weePLAN series with Project Junior yet? Don’t worry if you missed it because you can still view week one: Pantry Staples and week two: Making Great Leftovers on the blog.

This week we’re talking about every kids favorite time of the day – snack time! Prepackaged foods are so easy to purchase and throw in school lunch or take in your purse for on-the-go snacks, but have you looked at those labels lately? They’re full of preservatives and ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Plus, they’re usually far more expensive than you’d rather spend on snacks.

Get ready, because Catherine McCord from Weelicious is going to show you how to make your own home made snack recipes that are full of wholesome ingredients, foods you love, and are easy to make at home!

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Granola Bars

These Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are unbelievably delicious and, if you wrap them individually, just as easy to grab when you’re on-the-go as the ones you buy at the market (plus, you’ll have no problem pronouncing all of the ingredients in these). But the best part? This recipe makes 30 bars. Most pre-packaged bars will run you a dollar or more. That would come out to about $30 (!) compared to the less than $4 it costs to make this recipe (and don’t forget the time you’ll also save not having to go to the grocery store).

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Berry Green Smoothie

You might think that little ones would be thrown by the idea of combining fruits and green veggies to make a smoothie, but I’m finding my kids experience to be the complete opposite. To them it seems totally natural (and when you think about it, why shouldn’t it?). They get a thrill out of coming up with new combinations every day, like this Berry Green Smoothie. If anyone in your family is spinach averse, they’ll never detect it in today’s recipe, a thick purple shake which tastes of sweet bananas and berries.

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Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers

Goldfish are one of those “easy” foods that most people keep in the pantry for their kids. And why not? They’re delicious. But they are also high in sodium, low in fiber and feature some unneeded empty ingredients like sugar. For what is such a simple food, making your own homemade version is so much better, especially when you use whole wheat flour, which ups the fiber content and is far more nutritious than refined.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding

I made vanilla pudding out of a box for years until I realized a) what was in most boxed brands and b) just how simple it is to make homemade. After years of playing around with my recipe I ended up with this luscious version made with vanilla and cinnamon. I promise that it will totally knock your socks off.

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Hummus

You can always find hummus in my fridge. It’s easy to make and stays fresh for over a week, so I don’t have to worry about having a healthy protein on hand that I know my kids love (even though it will probably all be eaten up before a week is up). Whether I’m serving it as a dip with veggies, as a spread on a sandwich or even just to eat with a spoon straight out of a bowl (Chloe’s preferred method), hummus is a recipe that’s simple to prepare but packed with flavor!

Try these three flavors: Red Bean White Bean Hummus, Cheesy Green Hummus and Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Snacktrap

If you have multiple kids or are headed out for a play date, be sure to label everything with Mabel’s Labels, to ensure all your snack containers go to the right kid and make their way back home.

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Ready to get started? Grab you kids and start cooking up a storm! Have fun making yummy snacks and lifelong memories together! Also, be sure to share with us how your snack turned out!

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I have to be honest, I was having nightmares about visiting Orlando in the summertime. It can be very overwhelming and a bit crowded to say the least, but our epic summer road trip started in Orlando so we had to brave the heat and crowds regardless. As one of the most popular family vacation destinations in America I owed it to my kids, myself and you to see what Orlando was all about, so here are some of the best Orlando theme parks and some of the highlights for us.

Orlando Theme Parks & Attractions

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Aquatica

Aquatica was my absolute favorite family theme park in Orlando. This was by far the most fun we had as a family.  It is a classy water park that has so many fun water slides, splash parks rivers and thrill seeking slides too. My kids absolutely LOVED the Roa’s Rapids, not to be confused with the lazy river, which they have too, but the rapids requires no tubes, you can opt to wear a life jacket or go without, as long as you are a strong swimmer of course. The water literally pushes you around the river and there are a few sections that really take you on a little ride.  We could not get my son out of this, we must have went around 25 times, giggling and laughing all the way.

They have plenty of areas for toddlers with the splash parks, smaller water slides and two large wave pools with shallow walk in entries. They also have the Dolphin Plunge which is a water slide that goes through a large pool with swimming dolphins. We worked our kids up to even try some of the bigger water slides that our family could go on all four of us together or in tubes for two people. Aquatica is definitely a water park not to miss and truly a memorable day for us.

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Fun Spot is a fantastic place to take the kids! There are two locations, one in Orlando, which was just had a huge renovation and a smaller one in Kissimmee. We hit up the one in Kissimmee and had a blast. This park was the perfect place for some pint size fun. Our kids do not like a lot of the big rides so the classic rides and the toddler sized ones were perfect for them. We went mid-day and so our kids practically had some of the rides all to themselves. They also have a great arcade that is a perfect spot to sit and cool off.

Fun Spot is not just for the little ones, they have multi-level Go Karts, plenty of thrill rides and roller coasters. In fact, the Orlando Fun Spot has the only wooden roller coaster in all of Orlando. If you are a adrenaline junkie then you’ll want to check out the World’s Tallest SkyCoaster, which is pretty much a human pendulum swing, 300 feet in the air. Our daughter refused to let us go on this. Fun Spot is absolutely a great way to spend a day in Orlando, it’s a little bit like a classic carnival but modern and more exciting.

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Wonder Works

We kept driving past this upside down building and my kids kept saying “Can we go there!” and “When can we go there!?” WonderWorks is a really fun interactive playground for kids and adults. Its a little bit like a science museum but with a lot more things for kids to participate in. We spent the most time in the bubble room, the kids loved making bubbles and even being put inside a bubble.

My kids and husband did the neon ropes course which was high above the arcade inside WonderWorks. You need closed toed shoes to do this, so I was not able to participate, so I stayed on the ground to take pictures. It was a fun atmosphere with music and all the lights glowing. My daughter got very scared when she was up on the ropes course and the guide really helped her conquer her fear and walked with her through the course. I really appreciated him taking the time to help her. We also played laser tag and was one of my favorite things we did as a family, the kids loved running around, hiding from us and shooting us!

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The Most Unique McDonalds in the World

McDonalds. Yes, I said it, McDonalds. We went here twice and this is under theme parks because we didn’t go there to eat – well okay, I did have a cheeseburger, coffee and an ice cream cone. BUT, my son had the most fun here and pretty much said this was his favorite thing to do in Orlando.  He’s a bit of a arcade junkie and well, the entire second level of this McDonalds has an arcade. In fact this McDonalds also has a small bowling alley, indoor playground and a variety of activities happening through out the week!  The best part, it was air conditioned, no 1/2 hour lines, coffee and my kids were happy.  WIN.

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Universal Studios

Universal Studios is a really great theme park and probably one of my favorites. This is a great park for families that have teenagers to toddlers, there is really something for everyone! There are plenty of thrill rides for the older kids but if you have young ones there is plenty of rides to entertain them as well. Our favorites rides were the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Shrek 4-D, the classic E.T Adventure and Spiderman. My son did get a little scared on the Spiderman ride, but after it was over he thought it was “awesome”. My sons very first roller coaster was Woody Woodpeckers Nut house coaster, and he still talks about it!

There is also an adorable area for younger children that is all about Doctor Seuss. We rode the Seuss Trolley Train ride and loved seeing the park from up high in the sky. If you have toddlers this area is made for them. If you have Harry Potter fans of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a MUST see and do.

*Editors Note: We did not go to Universal this trip due to the new Harry Potter opening, but we were there a year before for the Minion Mayhem ride press opening and absolutely LOVED it.

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Disney World

I do not recommend going to Disney World in the summer, it is HOT and crowded. The best time to go is January or February, but we braved the heat and had some fun anyways. My favorite is the classic Tea Cups so this was our first ride and The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland sat with us in our tea cup!  It’s a small world is another family favorite of ours, seeing all the countries represented is so much fun, we can ride that one over and over again. It was our first time riding the Pirates of the Caribbean and what my kids actually loved the most was the Scavenger Hunt around this area of the park. They got a map and had to find hidden clues that lead them to their next clue. This was a great activity for them to do and a nice break from standing in lines waiting for rides.

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Pirates Cove Miniature Golf

This is not necessarily a theme park per se, but there are so many places to mini golf in Orlando Florida and it’s a great activity for all ages, we took both the Grandma’s and had a great time! The best part, it doesn’t cost a lot of money either. I do suggest going right away in the morning before it gets too hot or head there closer to sunset for cooler temperatures.  We went to Pirates Cove and the course was really nice and a lot of fun.

As you can see, we had a lot of fun at each park and they all have their unique personality. However, if you ask me which were my top two and ones I want to visit again, I’d say Aquatica and Universal Studios.

 

Disclosure: This was a self initiated trip to Orlando, however @VisitOrlando supplied me with a press pass for some local attractions and I was given media tickets to Disney World, Fun Spot and Aquatica. However, all my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

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We’re kicking off week two of our #weePLan series with Weelicous and Project Junior. This week it’s all about leftovers. Leftovers are never a fan favorite in my home. Usually when I break news that leftover are the feature of the dinner menu it is usually followed by sad faces and occasionally a couple of tears. Catherine McCord from Weelicious is about to change that. She’s sharing six left over recipes and tips for making foods ahead of time that will last all week and can make appearances in several dinners and lunches throughout the week!

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Basil Pesto

Cook up some pasta on Sunday then toss it with pesto or marinara sauce to serve later in the week topped with chicken, parmesan cheese, or roasted veggie.

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Mexican Fried Rice

Make a huge pot of brown rice to store in the fridge. During the week you can use it to make Mexican Fried Rice or serve it simply as a side dish with sesame seeds. You can even use it to make Rice Pudding for dessert during the week.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites

Make Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites for dinner one night, then slice them up and put them into a sandwich for lunch the next day.

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Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap

You can roast a large baking sheet full of veggies on the weekend, store them in the fridge, and use them to quickly add a veggie side dish to dinner, make them into a scramble for breakfast, or wrap them up into a tortilla for school lunch.

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Grilled Chicken Corn Quesadilla

Almost anything can be added to a quesadilla.  Chop favorite leftovers like chicken, meat or veggies and you have a meal in minutes!

We all know the microwave is the quick and easy way to reheat leftovers, but if you give yourself just a touch more time, you can have more satisfying leftovers.

Here are a few tips reheating leftovers

- If rice has gotten crunchy, add a bit of water to it, then reheat it over low heat on the stove, covered, stir occasionally for about 7 minutes, and you’ll have fluffy just like new rice!

- Toss plain pasta with oil to prevent sticking before cooling and refrigerating. Reheat on the stove, tossed with a sauce of your choice, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.

- Casseroles and other baked dishes reheat beautifully in the oven. Heat to 350F, cover with foil, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.

FreezeCups

Munchkin’s Fresh Food Freezer Cups are a great option for storing food. It will keep your leftovers fresh which you are going to cook them up the next day or freeze for a later date.

Date-Mates

Don’t forget to label your containers. DateMate’s from Mabel’s Labels will help you remember what’s inside each container and the date it was package.  They will keep you and your refrigerator organized.

So remember, instead of tossing out perfectly tasty food, turn it into a new creation your family will love. You may be surprised that you created a dish to add to your weekly rotation!

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#weePLAN Twitter Party

Tuesday, August 19th
10:00am PST / 1:00 EST

Hashtag: #weePLAN

Hosts:  @ProjectJunior @SavvySassyMoms @Weelicious @WeeliciousMenus
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Join Savvy Sassy Moms, Project Junior and Weelicious to kick off this year’s back-to-school season!  Moms everywhere are in full shopping and planning mode to start their family off right and we have some savvy tips and tricks to share with you!

We’ll be chatting about how to get organized, pack lunches and healthy family meal planning during this one hour party. Catherine McCord of Weelicious just launched her brand new Weelicious Menus and all our fans can sign up for a FREE 21 day trial.  We’ll also be giving away 1 full year membership at the party!

Our sponsors Munchkin, MIXIM yogurt and Mabels Labels know that back to school time is a busy time for Moms, so they will also be giving away some fabulous prizes throughout the party.

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Prize #1  - Munchkin Prize Pack + Weelicious Book + Laptop Lunches
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Finding the Perfect Bra

Finding the most comfortable bra is much like finding the perfect pair of jeans. You’ll have a stack of denim in your closet but you always grab your favorite pair. The same is true for bras, we all have a drawer full but we always seem to wear the same one over and over. That’s because just like a great pair of jeans, a great bra that fits perfectly is comfortable and makes you feel good.

Vanity Fair Lingerie has totally changed the way I feel about putting on a bra in the morning. The fabrics of Vanity Fair bras are so soft and luxurious you’ll want to place them in a draw perfectly and treat them like you do your shoe or handbag collection. Vanity Fair has sent me a lot of bras to give a try and I have my three favorites that i keep wearing over and over. I should also mention I am a 34B to give you some perspective..

Fits You Perfectly Vanity Fair Bra

Fits you Perfectly Wire Free Bra

This bra is what I would call sporty-chic and is the perfect t-shirt bra. It has a beautiful seamless cut that is so soft and smooth, you really forget you’re even wearing a bra. I wear a lot of v-neck t-shirts and this bra supports and has smooth lines that makes t-shirts look great. If you are not a fan of underwire, then this is a perfect option. I also love this toasted coconut color! Fits You Perfectly Wire Free

Next To Nude Vanity Fair Bra

 

Next to Nude Underwire Bra

This bra I have worn when I have dressed things up a bit and worn things that needed a bit more cleavage. The fabric is very pretty with a thin and silky texture. It is truly a light weight bra that feels next to nude. The underwire helps give the lift I want but still holds everything in place.
Next to Nude Underwire Bra

Full Coverage Illumination Vanity Fair Bra

Full Coverage Illumination Underwire Bra

This bra is my daily go to bra because I feel fully supported but it stills has plenty of flexibility. This bra is a bit thicker and has wider straps so it’s great for t-shirts, blouses and button up shirts. I love these two colors violet steel and the midnight black.  Full Coverage Illumination Underwire Bra

The thing about bras is, that they can totally change the way you look in your clothing, not to mention how you feel the rest of the day. No one wants to be limited or confined by their bra. Afterall, the first fashion rule of thumb is that you have to start with the right undergarments to really make your clothing look it’s best, so finding a perfect bra is just as important as finding those perfect jeans.

Have you tried Vanity Fair Bras?  I highly recommend you do.

Vanity Fair Lingerie has launched the “Women Who Do” campaign and is traveling across the country giving women a lift with their LiftTOUR - attend on of these special events and see for yourself just how comfortable these bras are!
Vanity Fair_LiftTOUR_Poster

Disclosure: I am a Vanity Fair Lingerie brand ambassador, only because I love their bras so much. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.  I share this with you because I want to be helpful and honest to stylish Moms everywhere.

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