We tried out Blue Apron Ingredient Delivery Service a couple weeks ago and I am seriously obsessed with it. This is a sponsored post but I promise they aren’t paying me to say that! I feel like it is an answer to my cooking conundrum. My dilemma is that I really love to cook. I usually have my kids help and it’s a really great part of the day for our family. When I have time and am on top of things I also really enjoy meal planning and going to the Farmer’s Market to get groceries. In an ideal world I would do it every week and everything would run smoothly. The problem is if I miss the one day of meal planning or the grocery trip then the entire week is thrown off course and we end up getting take out (which is expensive and is usually not super healthy.) What Blue Apron does is makes a meal plan for you (you get to decide if you want fish, meat or vegetarian etc.) and then they ship the ingredients to you for the week . What I love about it is I still get to cook and have that time with my family but I never have that terrifying moment where I don’t know what to do for dinner and there is no food in the house. I also like that it’s flexible. If we have plans to go out with friends then we can make the meals the next day according to our schedule.
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We made this fun little video with Staples that shows a peek into our routine at Oh Happy Day (though we did leave out the part where I answer 1 billion boring emails, ha!) As a small business owner, I wear lots of hats and I really love that Staples sells so much more than office supplies so I can buy everything in one place. I really do use it all the time (and they aren’t paying me to say that!)
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For the past few months, we’ve been having so much fun creating DIY’s for the Pottery Barn Kids blog, Building Blocks. I’m really proud of all the projects we came up with, so I thought I’d share some of the final photos here too! For Valentine’s Day, we designed an awesome template for Paper Heart Boxes that you can fill with treats instead of candy. I love that this Pop-Up Paper Alligator template can be used for party decorations or room decor. Our Jumping Jack Easter Bunnies have legs and arms that actually move! And finally we showed a sneak peek of my Kids’ Room. (And don’t forget to check out my favorite items from the Pottery Barn Kids spring collection!)
Cheese please!! When Président Cheese approached me about reinventing a classic cheese dish for their new digital showcase “Art of Cheese“, I jumped at the chance to host a Grilled Cheese party. I’ve been wanting to plan a party like this for a while, so it was fun to actually make it happen. My friend Andrea came up with 4 easy grilled cheese recipes that we served to our guests. But, it would also be fun to mix and match the toppings and cheeses and get creative with the recipes! For more fun recipes and entertaining ideas, make sure you check out the Art of Cheese website. Right now they’re hosting a special Pinterest Sweepstakes where you could win $50 worth of their cheese varieties. What’s your favorite kind of grilled cheese sandwich?
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Every spring, I love buying a few special pieces to spruce up my house. I’ve found some awesome things online this past week. In past posts, I’ve shared that I’ve been using the website Chippmunk when I purchase any clothes online. But I was so excited to discover that they also have great deals at home interior stores! Basically, before I buy anything online I check for store coupons on Chippmunk. They have exclusive coupons for tons of retailers. They also post links to stores that are having good sales. Chippmunk has really changed the way I shop online (and has saved me tons of money on things I’d already be buying.) Here are a few things I’d love to add to our home this spring! (PS – Awesome coupons at West Elm, CB2, Anthropologie & Serena & Lily!)
1. Dot Pop Salad Plate | 2. Dip Dyed Stools | 3. Wire Script Sculpture | 4. Industrial Task Table Lamp | 5. Pebble Bud Vase | 6. Sophia Hot Pink Dining Chair | 7. Ombre Velvet Pillow | 8. Wee Watering Pot
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