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New Lunch Time Fave! Have you tried this before?

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I. Stay. Hungry.

For real, I STAY hungry. Hungry, hangry, all of that. I’m rolling into my third trimester with baby number 4 and my food aversions have somewhat returned, only now I’m averted to the things I actually still like to eat. Yes, I realize that doesn’t make any sense. I’m pregnant and losing it. Just go with me here.

For some reason I want to eat my favorite foods, but I can’t unless I prepare them differently. That’s the only way they’ll be appetizing to me. I’ve been at a loss lately for new twists on old favorites, but today I struck gold.

I was trying to decide what to make my 2 and 4 year olds for lunch and, as usual, trying to convince myself that I’d figure out something decent to eat for myself. That’s when I overheard the kids’ Leapfrog cooking game mention grilled PB&J. I began salivating instantly at the thought of a childhood favorite in grilled form on my “good bread” (read: the bread the kids can’t have because they’ll waste it).

I had everything I needed at home: grape jelly, bread, butter and almond butter– we don’t use peanut butter because my 5 year old is allergic to peanuts. I made a PB&J for myself with my favorite Sarah Lee Artesano bread. Let me tell you, this bread is phenomenal. It’s thick, soft, and perfect for grown up grilled cheese and French toast. There’s a wheat version too!

I made another sandwich on the kids’ sandwich bread for the littles to split. I spread a little butter on the outside of the bread and cooked it on both sides. If you don’t care for butter then margarine, olive oil or whatever you like is just fine.

Have you had a grilled PB&J before? Let us know if you try it out!

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Pink Fur Fabulous!

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Jordyn is putting her Christmas gifts to good use! She was headed to church when we decided to take a few photos. She is rocking her pink fur coat from The Gap and her brown boot wedges from DSW. The matching pink purse was donated from a friend this past weekend and she hasn’t put it down yet! Check out the pics from our impromptu photo shoot!

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Sip Tea, Spill Tea, & Flaunt Tees: A Mom Ditch Day Party!

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Tees and Tea!

Our mommy group is at it again! We sipped the tea, spilled the tea, and showed off our tees! Welcome to Mom Ditch Day, where moms take a break from it all to celebrate ourselves! We throw our day party event 4 times a year to do nothing other than chat, laugh, dance, laugh some more, and sip on fabulous drinks! Our last theme was “Black Friday Came Early,” in line with the upcoming holiday season. But this time we let our hair down with silly, sarcastic, and sassy slogan tees with our “Tees and Tea” theme.

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What to Wear Wednesdays: Black on Black

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There are many many reasons why the color Black will always be in. From the slimming effect to the fact that it simply makes essentially everything look great. But there is something special about black on black looks. They are effortless and moody yet still chic and edgy. I paired this look together using some beautiful pieces that I recently purchased so you should still be able to find each item that I’ll be discussing below.

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Moms Making Moves: Co-founder of Facebook’s Moms of Beverly

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Lauren Kent, mother of three young boys, was sitting in a park in Chicago’s south-side Beverly neighborhood with her fellow neighbor and mommy friend Shanya Gray in June of 2013 when they came up with a brilliant idea.

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Moms Making Moves: Founder of Brownskinbeautiful!

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Who is Ebony?

Known for her flawless brown skin, chic fashion and hair that never sleeps, MielleOrganics model Ebony Jamison tackles motherhood while giving us life as a beauty, lifestyle, and fashion content creator. She is the founder of Brownskinbeautiful!

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Moms Making Moves: A Doctor AND Fashionista!

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Doctor by day, a ton of fashion on the side, and mother 24/7. Meet Dr. Kiarra King! She is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, trendy fashion blogger, and a mother of a beautiful daughter! She is also one of Sassy Plum’s fashion/lifestyle contributors.

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Signs Thanksgiving Dishes Are NOT A GAME In Your Family

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No no, see, this is not a game. This is serious business and I know I’m not the only one that comes from a family that operates under the Robert Rules of Thanksgiving Dish Determination. It’s not your average Sunday dinner, where folks are forgiving and the pressure is at a minimum. No, when your family members are SERIOUS Thanksgiving foodies, the stakes are high!

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Teaching My Daughter To Love Her Natural Kinks

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I tried flat-ironing my daughter’s hair once and it didn’t work out for us. Don’t get me wrong, she looked absolutely fab u lous for the first 16 hours.  She stayed in the mirror about 15 of those hours, primping and prancing, telling me how beautiful she was. It was the looongest 15 hours of my life.

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Quick, Healthy Recipe: Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

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This recipe was first shared with me about two and a half years ago by a friend who, like me, likes to have healthy, easy weekday dinner options that are low fat and low sodium. This Thai Curry noodle soup is light yet filling, and it’s a meal you’ll feel good about eating. 


If you’re looking to save time (ok, who isn’t?), prep your veggies and garnishes ahead of time. 

Another easy time saver: instead of grating fresh ginger, you can use ginger paste. It’s sold in a little squeezeable bottle in your fresh produce section. I sub with this all the time and it works great!


Check out the finished product! Click here for the original recipe and let us know how you like it! 

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Black Friday Came Early: A Mom Ditch Day Party!

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Welcome to Mom Ditch Day, where moms take a break from it all to celebrate ourselves!

Three years ago I started a mom group on Facebook. It wasn’t just any Facebook group, but a group that would be carefully crafted and tailored to moms that were the upmost supportive on all of our motherhood journeys.

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What to Wear Wednesdays: High And Wide

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What’s better than one way to wear pants? Two! There’s nothing better than wardrobe versatility. I especially love if I can wear items year round. Appropriate layering and a change up of accessories can dramatically alter a look and get you more bang for your buck!

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Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Little Lady In Leather

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Fall is here! And it’s time to break out the leather! Well, faux leather to be exact. This jacket is last year’s Target line. The dress and shoes are from Meijer. Holup, don’t laugh or sleep on Meijer, let me explain what happened here!

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