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Month: September 2014

Girls Back to School Outfits ~ Get Lillyella’s Style ~ Little Girl Fashion

Gymboree Little Girls Outfits Style Childrens fashion Back To School
Check out Lilly’s Back to School Wardrobe!
Lilly is my little shopper, she has so much fun shopping for her own clothes and picking out which outfit she’ll wear to school each day.
Gymboree Little Girls Outfits Style Childrens fashion Back To School





Disney Frozen “The Songs” CD Review and Giveaway ~  #disneymusic #enmnetwork

 *This post was sponsored by #disneymusic and #enmnetwork, all Opinions are 100% my own*
Lilly is absolutely obsessed with Disney’s movie Frozen!  We have watched the DVD enough times that I can probably repeat every scene by memory, but Lilly is totally into the music.  She loves when the characters start singing and we are usually rewinding the dvd over and over again to replay the songs.
Now she can listen to “Let It Go” and “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” to her hearts content! 
Disney is releasing their latest soundtrack on September 30th, “Frozen, The Songs”!

Frozen: The Songs track list:
1. Frozen Heart
Performed by Cast
2. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monnand and Katie Lopez
3. For the First Time in Forever
Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
4. Love Is an Open Door
Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
5. Let It Go
Performed by Idina Menzel
6. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
Performed by Jonathan Groff
7. In Summer
Performed by Josh Gad
8. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
9. Fixer Upper
Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast
10. Let It Go
 (Demi Lovato Version)
Performed by Demi Lovato
As soon as we received our copy of the soundtrack, it was immediately in the cd player.  Then when we needed to leave to run errands it was in the car radio and it hasn’t stopped playing for days.  She is so excited to be able to sing along with all the songs whenever she wants.  Lilly is in love with this cd!

Enter to win a copy of your own!

Giveaway: Disney Frozen: The Songs CD
Giveaway Ends: October 3, 2014
2 winners will be chosen at random
*Disclaimer: If it come to this bloggers attention that the winner of my giveaway has won on additional blog, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner*
 *This post was sponsored by #disneymusic and #enmnetwork, all Opinions are 100% my own*

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Fall Menu and Taco Gigante #Margsmex

I recently had the opportunity to visit Margaritas Mexican Restaurant with some other fabulous bloggers to preview their 2014 Fall Specials that will be on the Menu beginning September 30th. 
I had never been to a Margaritas restaurant prior to this event, and didn’t know much about the restaurant chain.  I was shocked to learn that Margaritas is not your average run of the mill chain restaurant.  It was obvious from listening to the staff of the Restaurant we visited in Waltham, Ma that this franchise has a passion and a heart for not only the business, but also their customers, and the people of Mexico.

The restaurant is beautiful inside and uniquely decorated, but most visitors don’t realize everything is imported from Mexico.  The chairs are made there, the tile comes for there, and the framed photographs you see around the restaurant are taken in the cities of Mexico.
These lights were on top of where we were sitting and they were amazing!  I want them in my kitchen so bad!
This fall Margaritas will be offering three delicious seasonal cocktails.  White Pumpkin Sangria, Red Pumpkin Sangria, and the Apple Cinnamon Margarita.  All the glasses were rimmed with cinnamon and sugar which added to the sweetness and fall feeling. 
All 3 drinks are great and if I had a driver that night I could have drank multiples of all of them!  They each had a unique fall taste.  My favorite was the Apple Cinnamon Margarita, I usually don’t have a lot of luck when I try different flavors of margarita’s however this one was amazing.  It wasn’t to bitter or sour, it wasn’t to sweet, it really was perfect!  My aunt and I were making plans to be back at a Margaritas for some of these at the end of the month before I even left the restaurant.
Along with the great drinks came great food.  I am a chicken fingers off the kids meal kind of girl.  I just recently at the age of 30 started eating seafood.  My husband has to push my to try different types of Brazilian food,  and I remember getting yelled at my entire life by my Nana to start trying foods before she heard I didn’t like something.  So Mexican food isn’t something I’ve had a lot of experience with beyond what I can make with a box of taco mix from the grocery store. 
However now I know what I have been missing out on!
I regretted wearing jeans to this event all night.  Each time a new entrée would be presented I knew I was full and told myself just one bite, but as I kept finishing off plates I knew I should wore some nice yoga pants to this event!
The food was beyond amazing.  We started with Bacon Guacamole, Yum!  I have never heard of guacamole with bacon it, but everyone should start putting bacon in theirs, now!
Then came the Habanero Honey Camarones, battered and fried shrimp with habanero honey sauce.  The sauce was spicy but it was a unique type of spicy, I could feel the heat and it definitely had a kick to it but it wasn’t over whelming and you could still taste the flavors.

Next came the center piece of the night, Taco Gigante!
This two pound goliath is hand crafted, and made to order. The Taco Gigante is made with a crispy 12-inch tortilla shell and comes stuffed with lettuce, refried beans, Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, taco beef, pork carnitas, bacon, salsa fresca, cheese and queso sauce. Topped with crema, pickled jalapenos, picante and hacienda sauce.
This was amazing,  it tasted awesome, but its such a unique menu item that every person I have come in contact with sense putting a picture of the Taco Gigante on instagram has brought up “that huge taco”
Friday October 4th is National Taco Day!  Seems like a perfect day to visit your local Margaritas and attempt to take on the Taco Gigante!
Once we finished our Taco fun, we tried the Habanero Honey Chicken Fajita’s and the Mexican Corn Cakes.  The fajita’s were great but the corn cakes stand out in my mind because I had never heard of them before and was nervous to try something so new, however once I had my first bite I couldn’t stop and finished my entire serving.  When I bring the hubby back next month for his Taco Gigante that he is dying to see, I will be ordering myself the Mexican Corn Cakes for sure!
Then to top off a night of complete indulgence, it was time for dessert!  So what does one have for dessert that could complement a 2lb taco?  The Dessert Gigante of course!
It is Margaritas’ classic Fried Ice Cream with an entourage of Sopapillas tossed in cinnamon and sugar. Then, the whole concoction is drizzled with chocolate and honey, topped with a giant dollop of whipped cream and finished with a cherry on top.  Yup that was also delicious! 
I was beyond impressed with the food as you can tell.  However what really won Margaritas for me was their dedication to the community through charitable events, field trips for local students, artist demonstrations, and more.  The food was superb, the drinks were great, the employees were friendly and passionate, but best of all this is a company that seems to be staying involved with the community they serve and that earns respect much greater than a fantastic meal, so I will surely be visiting Margaritas more often.
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*This was a complementary media tasting, as always all opinions are 100% my own*

Lalaloopsy Girls Dolls and Baking Oven #TeamLalaloopsy

*Thank you to Lalaloopsy for sponsoring this post, all opinions are 100% my own*
 Lillyella is a huge Lalaloopsy fan.  I remember hunting down a Lalaloopsy baby doll for Christmas a few years ago, and she still loves it.  So when a box of Lalaloopsy fun came to our door, she literally screamed in excitement!

These new Lalaloopsy Girls dolls are awesome, they have cute accessories and stylish clothes and Lilly has been using them in her doll house and corvette instead of her traditional dolls.
Lilly has also been packing them up to go to school with her every day, its the cutest thing!  Plus I love that there small and easy enough to throw in the backpack easily.
 I am sure their will be many more of these dolls in our house soon, especially with the holidays right around the corner!


 Lilly also received the Lalaloopsy Baking Oven.  How cute is this oven?  I want to use these pink heart measuring scoops myself for cooking!
 Lilly is a big helper in the kitchen, she absolutely loves to cook!  Every Saturday she bakes cheese bread for breakfast with her dad, and I cant cook dinner without her running into the kitchen with her stool asking to help.  So when she saw this oven that really works and was all hers she was beyond excited.  Plus its pink, my little girly girl is always asking for a pink car and to paint the house pink, so the fact that her “real oven” is pink pushed her from excited to ecstatic!  Everyone who has entered our house in the last week has been shown her pink oven that she gets to cook at all by herself!
 The oven was very easy to use, I was impressed at how quickly it warmed up and that the spatula worked perfectly to put the pan in and out of the oven.

Lilly made a strawberry cake and sugar cookies with pink frosting and fun heart confetti sprinkles.  She was so happy, and wanted to share her treats with everyone!
 The tasty treats got a stamp of approval from her brothers which made her very proud of herself, and now mommy has more baking mixes on the shopping list!
 Are your kids Lalaloopsy fans? Join Lalaloopsy Insiders, a fun social community where fans get special access to the world of Lalaloopsy and can share their love of these magical dolls.
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Enter to win a #SuaveFamilySelfie Prize Pack and Capture your Family Living Beautifully!

*This post is sponsored by Global Influence, All opinions are 100% my own*
 My entire family are selfie addicts, as a mom sometimes it’s the only way to get into the picture with the kiddos.  However even the kids have jumped on the selfie bandwagon, I looked through Aidan’s Ipad one day and came across over 500 selfies of him making funny faces into the camera lens! 
These family selfies are from Brazil, up a top the Convento Da Penha Mountain in Vila Velha, ES.  The view all around while looking both up and down is gorgeous.  Where better to capture a beautiful family moment by sticking my arm out and flashing the camera!

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*This post is sponsored by Global Influence, All opinions are 100% my own*

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