Toddlers

Charlie’s Third Birthday

I still can’t believe it… Charlie is THREE! Feels like yesterday we brought him home and I looked at him like, ok what is that small thing and what do I do? Then I blinked and he was showing mom his first smile then I blinked again and he was walking… and now he is three years old.

Enough gushy stuff…

We celebrated Charlie’s Third Birthday, Shingdiz style, with their Fire Fighter Themed Decor. If you haven’t visited Shindigz before for your party supplies, you should probably do so now. (Click here: http://www.shindigz.com) This has been the third party we have used Shindigz for, and they never fail to amaze me by the quality of their products, their fast shipping, and their superior customer service. I have never placed an order with Shindigz and had it arrive wrong. In fact, for Charlie’s birthday I didn’t even open the boxes from Shindigz until the day before because I am so confident they nailed it! And… they did!

Find this 4 ft Fire Truck Standee here: https://www.shindigz.com/Tonka-Fire-Truck-Standee/p/KSTNKF

Find the Fire Hero Party Set here: https://www.shindigz.com/fire-hero-ultimate-party-pack/p/K3-UN-015?_br_psugg_q=firefighter+birthday+party

Find the Fire Hero Dalmation Standee Set here: https://www.shindigz.com/fire-hero-dalmatian-standee-set/p/KSFHD

Find these fire fighter loot bags here: https://www.shindigz.com/Fire-Fighter-Loot-Bags/p/LTB224

And if you’ve ever had a kids party and had a gallon or orange juice with small cups, you realize that after 20 minutes, each kid has drank out of every other kids cup. Wait… this happens for adult parties too.

The best fix? Bottled drinks… specifically… Purity Organic 

This year for Charlie’s birthday we did a early morning party. We had bagels, donuts, fruit and of course, Purity Organic juices.

We had the Purity Organic Strawberry Paradise, made with real stawberries and lemons and seriously the most perfect strawberry juice I’ve ever tasted. We also had Purity Organic Orange Mango Paradise, made with obviously oranges and mango and the perfect amount of sweet with tangy.

And just like that the party was over…

But wait…his outfit!

The most perfect firefighter outfit for any toddler is from Western Chief.

The  jacket is not only extremely adorable but also doubles as a waterproof jacket for those rainy days. Find it here: https://shop.westernchief.com/collections/bundles/products/450001

Find the boots here: https://shop.westernchief.com/collections/bundles/products/490001

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30th Birthday Dinner

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I can’t believe it… the day actually came… and I turned 29 again! I was lucky enough to have close family and friends over for a birthday dinner. I ordered personalized decorations from Shindigz, it turned out exactly how I wanted it and helped to make the night one of a kind. We sat around the table for hours, stuffed our faces with baked ziti, breaded brie, lemon asparagus, and finished the night off with red velvet cake (that had plenty of candles on top… thanks mom…ha!)

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Find this customizable photo backdrop from Shindigz here: https://www.shindigz.com/best-day-ever-30-photo-background/p/PHOBKDP-939-HDR

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And just like any party, a piñata was definitely needed..

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6. Party beads https://www.shindigz.com/gold-party-beads/p/BEAFAN-GOL-HDR

7. And lastly of course the piñata itself (and only ($15!) https://www.shindigz.com/unicorn-pinata/p/PIAUNI

With on

With only 20 calories per can, and 100% of your daily vitamin C, these Purity Organic Sparkling juices were the perfect mixers for the party. Find them here: http://purityorganic.com/sparkling/

Vine Box also helped us to celebrate. Vine box is a monthly wine subscription, so you can get wines from around the world, delivered straight to your door. They come in individual glass bottles perfect for pouring and for friends! Find them here: https://www.getvinebox.com

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Decor pictured here from Shindigz

Bridge Nine Candle Co. was the perfect addition to the outdoor table set up. Find them here: https://bridge-nine-candle-co.myshopify.com

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Find this 30 crown here: https://www.shindigz.com/30th-Birthday-Tiara/p/TIABDY-3030th birthday party, 30th birthday, birthday dinner, 30th theme party, unicorn party, dirty thirtyFind the customizable wine labels from Shindigz here: https://www.shindigz.com/best-day-ever-30-wine-bottle-label/p/STWPWI-939-HDR30th birthday party, 30th birthday, birthday dinner, 30th theme party, unicorn party, dirty thirty

Get your personalized six pack carriers here: http://www.beergreetings.com

Needing snacks for your party?

Pure growth organic sells some yummy organic sea salt and each chips. Find them here: http://www.puregrowthorganic.com

Another amazing chip to try is Snikiddy mac n cheese (seriously amazing!) Find them here: https://www.snikiddy.com

If you like beer and you like tea… and you like FLAVOR … you will love these drinks from Owls Brew. They are perfectly refreshing. Find them here: http://www.theowlsbrew.com

Owls Brew also has mixers! These can be paired with Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila. If you visit there site, not only do they tell you all their ingredients but also have drink ideas and pairing ideas. My favorite: Grapefruit Collins (a perfect blend of grapefruit, orange and lemon).

By far one of my favorite drinks currently on the market. I came across Detox Water on Instagram and decided to give it a try (I was on a “health kick”). I won’t lie when I first read about aloe vera in a drink I thought what? Sounds gross… I was sooo wrong. The Pinamint flavor is amazing. Not only is the consistency surprisingly like water (I had expected it to be thicker) but the drink is smooth and not overbearing. I drink one of these when Im feeling a little dehydrated, or when Im coming down with a bug, and it makes me feel so much better. With only 30 calories, and filled to the brim with aloe, electrolytes and vitamins these drinks are amazing. Use code NEWYEARS25 for 25% off your order! Find them here: https://www.detoxwater.com

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Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

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My family and I recently visited Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort and let me make this short and simple… you need to go and visit this historic hotel. Not only does it have fantastic history (like a Katharine Hepburn + Spencer Tracy suite that they actually stayed in! gasp…)  but it has an infinity pool overlooking the Catalina mountains, an amazing restaurant on the resort, patios overlooking the desert sunset, jacuzzi hot tubs in the rooms, and spacious SPACIOUS rooms (with fireplaces). Everyone at the resort was so friendly and accommodating, especially Bones, props to him! He always greeted me by “Mrs Abbadessa” with the biggest smile on his face. I can not say enough good things about this resort!

Visit Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort here: http://www.haciendadelsol.com

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The food though…

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Grill at Hacienda del Sol. The food was impeccable, the customer service exceeded expectations, and the views of the Catalina Mountains from the dining room was one for the books. Spencer, the server at the Grill and Jaime, the bartender were so friendly and made the dining experience even better.

For breakfast I had a Bloody Mary and the Smoked Salmon plate. I won’t lie, if Lox is on the menu, I’m ordering it. The Smoked Salmon plate is a Lox plate, with a petit baguette, chive cream cheese, red onion, tomato, capers and plenty of salmon to even have leftovers. I would definitely recommend.

For lunch, I ordered the Green Chile Cioppino. It had Mahi-Mahi, Mussels, Peruvian Potatoes, Green Chiles Tomato, and a Grilled Focaccia to top it off. The Mussels were absolutely to die for… I wanted an entire bowl of just mussels. I would definitely recommend.

For mid day snack, we ordered the Artisanal Cheese Plate. It was filled with Saint Andre, Spanish Manchego and Danish Blue House-made Jam, Marcona Almonds Marinated Olives, Fresh Berries Grilled Focaccia, and Hayden Mills Crackers. It was amazing! I would definitely recommend.

Dinner Recommendations: Fried Octopus and Scallops

Desert Recommendations: Carrot Three Way

Visit Hacienda del Sol The Grill here: http://www.haciendadelsol.com/dining/the-grill

The rooms were so spacious, clean, comfortable and the views out of the patio were amazing during sunsets. The resort is located in the foothills, but it seems like you are in another world in the middle of a desert. The entire resort is secluded, quiet, and super relaxing. There are no city lights or loud city noise.

Room Recommendation: #38 (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn suite)

And if the resort wasn’t enough for you, you can even visit the horses and go horseback riding. Visit them here: http://www.haciendadelsol.com/amenities/horseback-riding/

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Proof Canteen

One super quick question… and I know we’re not “there yet” but, Proof Canteen I️ love you, can I move in?

But seriously…

The most delicious breakfast food I’ve ever tasted, in the most perfect setting.

If you’re in Arizona native, or visiting from out of town, this place is definitely one to visit…

What was on my plate?

I started off breakfast with a Bloody Mary, because that’s my style. It was amazing… perfectly salty and topped with glazed bacon and pickled vegetables. It’s was a good choice.

Okay, but wait… the best part.

The cowboy biscuits and gravy and the huevos rancheros. My favorite of the two? The cowboy plate! It’s served on a hot griddle, with a pouched egg, thick sliced honey ham and the most perfect gravy I’ve ever tasted (sorry mother in law). It was literally the best thing I’ve ever tasted. You must try this!!

Proof Restaurant here:

https://m.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/dining/restaurants/proof/

Find their breakfast menu here: https://m.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/dining/restaurants/restaurant_menus/proof_breakfast/

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Christmas at Ryan House

This year for Christmas we decided to make Christmas gifts for 20 children at Ryan House: end of life care for sick children and respite care for medically fragile children.

Watch our video here:

Some of the items included in the Christmas gifts were (pictured above, from top to bottom and left to right):

On top of dresser: Bows by Wunderkin Co and Little Wilde Co., Tweet Treat Snack holders by Ubbi

Top shelf: Baby Teethers by Silichews, Puzzles by Haba, Wooden Rattles by Green Sprouts, Red and Lulu books by Matt Tavares by Candlewick Press, Baby lotions by Erbaviva, (next shelf) Blankets by Kickee Pants, Snap It Up Card Game by Learning Resources, Tableware by Replay, Nano Santa robots by HexBug, Silicone Placemats by Silikids,

Next shelf: Silicone Placemats by JJ Rabbit, toys from B. Toys, Candy from Bulk Candy, Toys from Battat Toys

Next shelf: Ohhnoo Memory Game, Trucks by B.Toys

Pictured in red basket: organic Swaddles from Iplay, Blankie Friend from iplay, Puppets on a Stick by Educational Insights, Singing Friends/ Hugs and Tickle Stuffed Animals from Nuby,

Charlie sitting on: B. TOYS Tent, B Toys music keys, B toys music mat, Batatt Driven Trucks,

To the right of dresser: NuLoom rug

Here are some separate photos of some of the gifts:

Deuteronomy 15:10❤️🎄

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A Weekend with Kimpton Amara

My best friend and I recently enjoyed a girls trip away to Sedona accompanied by Charlie too of course. We were lucky enough to stay at the Kimpton Amara.

The drive into just the front entrance is enough of a view to appease anyone. It was absolutely breath taking. Somewhere in between the seasonal changes and the view of the red rock mountain, sits the perfectly hidden and exclusive, Kimpton Amara.

And that was just the beginning….

We became neighbors to the heated infinity pool and hot tub. Walking into the room, we were greeted by a bottle of wine, chips and salsa, and extra bottles of water, as well as a note thanking us for coming to stay. Because let’s be honest, it’s the little things like this is life that matter. The room had the most perfect view of the red rock mountain, the fall trees and the most perfect yard with yellow Adirondack chairs, corn hole bags, and fire pits.

The hotel provided free bike rentals, a free shuttle, and shopping within walking distance!

I could of moved in… this resort is perfect!

Book today: http://www.amararesort.com

The SaltRock dining was also one for the books. Our favorites? The morning mimosas and the Salmon bagel (that comes with a whipped avocado spread).

Hungry anyone?😒

And just in case you needed more pictures to be convinced😘

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