I absolutely love leopard print and I honestly consider it a neutral now LOL. The print is so easy to mix and match and you can easily add a fun pop to your wardrobe with a leopard skirt or even shoes or a belt. I found this skirt on Amazon a few weeks ago and I first of all thought it was at great price point and the quality is great for the price as well. Another thing I love about this skirt is it is comfy to wear if you have a baby bump (if you don’t follow me on instagram I am 7 months pregnant). I have struggled finding cute maternity clothing that I like so I was exciting to find this skirt.
I styled this skirt a bunch of different ways (photographed above) and I plan to continue to wear it as the weather gets warmer. It makes the perfect transition piece! Everything is linked!
I always find myself reaching for a late night snack and I need something easy and fast most nights. I love greek yogurt and wanted to find a way to mix it up a little! It is still freezing here in New Jersey but this would also make such a good treat in the summer since it is frozen.
There are so many variations of this recipe another thing I love about it! You can use any flavor greek yogurt or even plain yogurt and add in a little agave or honey to add a little sweetness! For toppings, you can use any fresh or frozen fruit. I usually use frozen since I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer for smoothies. Next is the peanut butter, my favorite! I have also used nutella too and it is equally as good! Tip for when you spread the Peanut butter or nutella- microwave it for a few seconds so it it can be poured onto the yogurt a little easier. Some other toppings you can add are nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, and granola. Super simple and done with a minimal mess in the kitchen. My kinda recipe.
1 cup Greek Yogurt (any flavor Vanilla and Strawberry are my favorites but plain yogurt with some honey/agave to sweeten it is also good. I personally like full fat yogurt but you can use any type!)
Frozen or Fresh Berries
Coconut (you can toast is too!)
2 tbsp Melted Peanut butter or Nutella
Spread a layer of yogurt on wax paper and add in all your toppings. I usually melt the nut butter so it drizzles easier. Put in the freezer for 2-3 hours and crack into pieces. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.
I have been meaning to get to this post for a while now but I wanted to makes sure I really looked into these products + had honest reviews from friends and other online sources before I recommended any of them. There are SO many products out there and it could be so hard especially when you have to pick items before the baby’s arrival. One of the best pieces of advice I got when making my registry is to register for the must haves for when baby comes home and also to think about what the baby will need 6 months from now so I included a bunch of different items!
Duo Meal Station Food Maker 6 in 1 Food Processor with Steam Cooker- This was a very highly recommended product and it has some really cool features. I know I definitely want to make my own baby food and it can be time consuming and this system makes it so much easier. Everything you could possibly need is included in this. I know I wont need this until a few months after the baby is born but nutrition and health and always been very important to me and I want to make sure baby has the sam nutritious meals! This system cooks, blends, warms and defrosts all in one and it can also be used as a sterilizer so it will save so much counter space! The other thing I love about this system is (the XL) holds enough to make food for a week and the steaming and blender can be used at the same time to save even more time.
Kiinde System – This is another item that will make your life 10x easier. I like this because it can be used for a while even after you are done breast feeding or if you choose not to breast feed you can still store formula in the disposable bags and have less bottle clean up! This system allows you to pump directly into the disposable bags and snap them into the bottle to feed directly from there or to store in your freezer for later use. The system also comes with a warmer. This can later be transitioned and used to store baby food on the go!
Miku Baby Monitor– I did extensive research on baby monitors! This one is top of the line! This monitor allows you to track real time breathing without the use of wires or wearables (most monitors the baby needs to wear something while sleeping to track this and I didn’t love this idea) it also has real time talk, HD video and sound, lullabies and monitors humidity and temperature in the room. The brand also gave me a 20% off code to use on a new Miku Smart Baby monitor its “MPtnstyled20”
4moms MamaRoo Seat- the number of swings and baby seats out there is CRAZY. I must have looked at about 10 different seats and swings and had no idea which was the best. Every baby is different and some people have told me their baby loved the swing while others didn’t care for it. This swing had hundreds of 5 star reviews and also came highly recommended to me from some of my other mama friends. I also liked that this one isn’t huge and doesn’t take up a ton of space.
Babymoov Lovenest Head Support Pillow- All I have to say on this is read the reviews! There are over 4k 5 star reviews on this product and people RAVE about it. Its only $20 and can be easily picked up and moved from bassinet to stroller or wherever baby goes. There are many reviews on this saying that Doctors told parents their baby may need to wear a helmet (which I found out is pretty common) and after using this any issue they had cleared up. This product was also designed by pediatricians!
Snoo Bassinet– This was a major splurge item and I went back and forth with it for a while. We looked into the Halo bassinet as well, and decided to go with the Snoo for many reasons. We love that there is a built in sound machine, breathable mesh walls, and an area where he swaddle secures to the bed so baby can stay on his back without having to worry about rolling over. It also has an app where you can track everything. We felt that this would give us a-lot of peace of mind at night since being a first time parent is stressful enough!
If you follow me over on Instagram, you know I am always on the hunt for healthier snack options for my husband and I. I especially looks for items that will curb by sweet tooth craving and are low in sugar. Let me tell you this is not easy to find and I find myself usually in the kitchen making a big mess cooking up something LOL. These snacks not only help curb your sweet tooth, but they are also good for you too! There are no artificial flavors, trans fat, Cholesterol, and they are low in fat and sodium. They are also made with whole grains, and are a good source of vitamin C, B1, B2 and iron. Sounds like a win to me!
I was excited to try out Tosh Snacks products and I was also so happy to find that these products taste SO good too. They make a great snack for kids lunches, and they are even great for the adults in your family. I love how the cookies come in individually wrapped packages of 2 and really help to stop you from overeating (we’re all guilty of that!) and are easy to bring on the go.
I decided to make a yogurt parfait today with the Blueberry and Acai cookies it was so easy and a great mid-day snack! I started out by crushing up the cookies and layering with fresh blueberries and plain yogurt. Easy + quick and a great on the go breakfast and I love anything that takes under 5 minutes!
Tosh Snacks Blueberry Acai Cookies
In a clear cup or to go Tupperware layer crushed Tosh Snacks Blueberry Acai Cookies (you can also try the other flavors too!) a layer of fresh berries and then some plain yogurt and repeat so there are two layers of each and enjoy!
Tosh snack can be found at select grocery stores (linked a list HERE) and they can also be found on Amazon and delivered directly to your house! You can find them on Amazon linked HERE.
***thank you to Tosh Snacks for sponsoring this post***
So I have been meaning to get to this post but wanted to try a few products out a little more before I gave any feedback on them! I am 23 weeks pregnant and I luckily has a relatively easy first trimester other then the terrible food aversions- but these products have all been really helpful and products I would 100% recommend!
1.) Black Side runched dress– this is AMAZING for a growing tummy since it stretches and is also flattering. It comes in a bunch of other colors too! I actually have had this dress for about 2 years now and own it in multiple colors so its good for before/during/after pregnant. It also comes in a long sleeve version or I pair this with a cute cardigan or Blazer and some booties and it looks so cute and its also on sale for $38!
2.) American Eagle Offline leggings- these leggings are a recent favorite of mine and I wish i found them sooner. I think I now have about 6 pairs of these and I just sized up to a medium. They are stretchy and so soft!
3.) Ritual Prenatal Vitamins– So many people rave about these vitamins so I wanted to try them out for myself. They have almost all the essential vitamins you need during/before pregnancy and I also love that they get delivered directly to your house every months so you never run out!
4.) Pink Stork Products- I have always loved so many of their products but this tea has been so good for during pregnancy! It has lavender in it and has really helps me sleep!
5.) Jade Roller- put this in the freezer and use it in the morning when you need to wake up. So. Good. Its also really inexpensive on amazon.
6.) Preggie Pops- I never felt sick but I did have some food aversions which made me feel not so great and these helped so much. I love the taste of them and they also have some vitamins in them!
7.) Mama Mio Skincare– I have been using their body oil and butter and it smells so yummy and has also kept my skin very moisturized. I talked about this over on my Instagram stories today but it helps to prevent stretch marks which I know are sometimes genetic but anything to help! I used this on my legs too! Also- THIS product has been a game changer for me and I wish I found it sooner. I also have a 20% off Discount code on their website (inked HERE) use code “TARA”.
With all my Christmas decorations down my house was looking extra empty! I got a few things from Target to brighten it up a little! I am going to pick up some red roses for my kitchen island next week. I also purchased THESE plates and I plan on making a Valentines day dinner at home for my husband and I this year since it will be our last Valentines day just us two! I also was super impressed with the selection of dish towels Target had this year and they were all very fairly priced. What do you guys usually do for Valentines day?! All items in the above graphic are linked!