Monday, July 17, 2017

Life Lately

Happy Monday everyone! I'm here this morning to share with you what I've been up to lately! I haven't done one of these posts in a couple of weeks so I thought I would share some of my randomness with you!

On 4th of July we went to the playground with Brittni, Stephen and Emma. Emma loves climbing so she had a blast. It was a pretty hot day so some of the equipment was super hot to the touch (especially when sliding down the big slides with someone on your lap!) 

It wasn't only the baby having a good time! The adults enjoyed the playground as well. We had it to ourselves the entire time which was great since we were enjoying sandwiches from a local deli and took turns sitting at the picnic table eating.

Emma loved climbing the stairs of this huge slide (with someone right behind her of course!) and then sitting on our lap as we slid down. She has no fear and would totally try to do it on her own.

This picture is from when Emma spotted both her parents on the swings. She thought it was hilarious :)

This kid makes some of the best faces <3

We didn't do fireworks or anything on 4th of July but ended up hanging around the rest of the day which was perfect for a random Tuesday!

I also had a visitor at my office this week! This is Emma sitting at my desk doing my job for me.

She looks super tired in these pictures but check out that super cool Ninja Turtle shirt!

We had breakfast out at The Breakfast Nook which was delicious! This one is in North Kingstown and they have delicious home fries that rival the ones Tim makes at home.

I forgot to take a picture of my food but trust me it's amazing!

We also had a picnic at Goddard park with Ally and Derek. It was a fun afternoon playing wiffle ball and hanging out in the park.

I had a cute visitor during lunch one day at work last week! Tilly and Rachel met us for lunch and this little love sat in my lap and stared down everyones food. Rachel said she is starting to eat solid foods and you could just tell she wanted to steal all the food!

How cute is she?

Here is a yummy breakfast made by Tim. It was delicious yesterday morning!

Yesterday we also went to Mulligan's Island so Tim could do the driving range. It was super hot outside but Tim got quite a bit of practice hitting a whole basket of golf balls.

I sat in the shade and read a book on my phone :)

I also wanted to share with you guys other things I'm up to lately...

Binge Watching: Game of Thrones and Younger. Tim and I are watching Game of Thrones together we are only on season 1 but so far it's very interesting! Younger is the show I'm watching on my own and I am absolutely loving it! It's such a cute show and I love Hilary Duff.

Currently Reading: The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand. It's not my favorite of her novels but it was the first book she wrote which is pretty cool. I'm about a third of the way through and so far am liking (not loving) it.

Planning: Our Disney Trip! We were able to choose our fast passes on Friday night! I am so excited for September!

Hope you guys have a great start to your week!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Worms In The Dirt

A couple of weeks ago we attended a Pretty Little Liars finale party.

Besides the fact that the finale was amazing and suspenseful we had some awesome food to eat!

I decided to make worms in the dirt and thought I would share it with you guys :)

Ingredients Needed:
1 Container of Oreos
1 Bag of Gummy Worms
2 Cups of Cold Milk
1 3.9ounce pack of instant pudding
8 ounces of cool whip

First I crushed up an entire package of oreos. I put the oreos inside a ziplock bag and crushed them by just squeezing them. You can take a rolling pin as well which might make it much easier.

I cooked a package of Jell-o chocolate pudding but instant pudding may be a faster way to do this. I accidentally grabbed a regular package so I just cooked it on the stove and then waited for it to cool down a bit.

Once the pudding was cooled I added cool whip and half of the oreos and mixed everything up.

I poured my mixed concoction into my bowl and put gummy worms and the rest of the oreos across the top.

An easy dessert that is super delicious!

Monday, July 3, 2017

CVS Couponing Week of 7/2/17

Today I did a great couponing deal at CVS and wanted to share it early enough in the week so you have time to do it too!

Here's what I picked up....

2 Tide Detergents $5.44 each, $10.88 total
used two $2/1 coupons from P&G 7/2
$6.88 after coupons

2 Tide Pods $5.44 each, $10.88 total
used two $3/1 coupons from P&G 7/2
$4.88 after coupons

1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.99
used one coupon $2/1 from SS 
$0.99 after coupons

1 Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet paper $9.99
used one $1/1 coupon from P&G 7/2
$8.99 after coupons

2 Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste $7.49 each
on sale B1G1 50% off
$11.23 after sale

I also used...
$1 CVS household coupon
$1 CVS quarterly ECB

My total after all coupons was 19.05 and I received $11 back in ECBs for my next trip!
My ECBs were received from the following deals...

$10 ECB when you spend $30 on P&G items (tide and charming contributed to this)
$1 ECB when you buy 1 Colgate product (this made this a one cent Money Maker!)

Overall not a bad trip, I saved $54.05... 77%!

Get out there and start couponing!

**Also if you are interested I do have a video on this haul right here**

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dining in East Greenwich

Last week we visited three local restaurants that were new to us and I thought I would blog about them!

The first we visited late on Wednesday night..

The Trap is located near Goddard Park in East Greenwich and is always packed whenever we drive by so we have been dying to try it (Tim especially). So on Wednesday night when Tim suggested we go I was game to give it a try.

The atmosphere was great and it was pretty crowded but we were able to be seated right away. We sat outside on the patio where they had a musician singing and playing guitar. The music was great, the food was awesome and the weather was perfect for outdoor dining. I wish I had taken additional pictures because the outdoor fireplaces were gorgeous.

I forgot to take pictures of the food as well but I ate a french dip sandwich which was great and Tim had the Trap Burger and he enjoyed his as well.

On Thursday night we went to Feast Sandwich Co. which is located right on Main Street in East Greenwich.

Feast is a tiny little sandwich shop and when we went inside we were the only ones there.

It's very eclectic inside and the menu was different then what I was expecting. 

We ordered after a few minutes and got some popcorn to snack on which was a nice surprise!

I ordered the Mexicana which is a hot dog with cheddar cheese, fresh pico de gallo, crumbled tortilla chips, jalapeƱo peppers and soft cotija cheese. I ordered it without the pico de gallo because I'm not a huge fan of it but the hot dog was amazing! The curly fries were great too!

Look how delicious it is!

Tim ordered the Labriola and he said it was good but he wished he had ordered one of the burgers.

It was a delicious meal and I think we will definitely be back for more meals there!

Yesterday we decided to eat breakfast out at a local diner.

Jiggers is located right on Main Street in East Greenwich. Tim suggested we try it and while the food was delicious it was not my favorite breakfast spot. It may have been totally different if we waited for a booth but instead we took stools at the counter and man they were super uncomfortable. I couldn't get comfortable the entire meal and couldn't wait to be done!

They serve flavored coffee and this particular morning happened to be Snickerdoodle which was very tasty.

I ordered a cheddar cheese and bacon omelet along with homefries and white toast. All of my food was delicious.

Tim had the Bacon Cheddar Waffle-wich and home fries and thought his food was delicious as well.

If we go back I will definitely insist on getting a booth so I am more comfortable!

Where have you eaten lately? Any amazing local restaurant?

Friday, June 30, 2017

June Empties and Declutter

I am still on a mission to use up items that I have and declutter anything I know I won't use! I am not on a "no buy" because then I would just be tempted to buy stuff. I am allowed to buy things but my goal is to use what I have before buying new things. 

So here is what I used up this month!

For laundry items I finished up..

Purex Crystals in a full size and a sample which I absolutely love. I can't see paying money for this since they aren't something I really need but I love how amazing they make my clothes smell. If I find a deal on them I will definitely purchase more!

Bounce Dryer Sheets are my absolute favorite dryer sheets because they smell amazing. I have already repurchased these and will continue to.

Downy Crystals which are similar to the Purex but I didn't like them as much. The scent was not as nice and I definitely wouldn't purchase it full size but I did use up these three sample packs.

I recently switched to daily contact lenses from monthly ones and love them. I tried MyDay and Clariti and both were awesome. I picked whatever was the cheapest out of the two because they were both so amazing that I didn't see a difference. (Did you catch that pun?!)

The Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is one of my favorite products ever and I think it's in almost all my empties posts. I use this at least two times a week if not more and it's amazing. It keeps my hair super soft and keeps it from getting tangled.

Lavanila Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla  is a great deodorant and I constantly reorder it from Sephora. I find this is the best natural deodorant on the market (at least for me) and keeps me smelling fresh all day.

Skintimate Strawberry Tangerine Twist is just okay. I'm not picky about shave gel and will just get Skintimate if I can get a deal on it. This scent was kinda nice too, not my favorite but still nice.

I finished up two mini lotions.

The Nivea hand cream was nice and very thick but it was a super small container so it was used up very quickly.

The Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion was an okay lotion but I find all lotions from that brand to be a little greasy. I used this at work though and definitely got my use out of it.

I wasn't able to finish the Seche Vite top coat before it got all goopy so unfortunately I have to toss it. I will definitely be buying a new one though!

I finished three amazing Cake Batter Chapsticks, although that doesn't seem like as many as I normally go through.....maybe I'm getting better at using less?!

The Loreal Infallible Eyeliner in carbon black is a great eyeliner but unfortunately mine broke apart at the end. It is definitely one I will repurchase often though because it's cheap and works great.

Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo is one of my favorites. it works great and really hydrates my hair.

I liked the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle but not as much as my Macadamia Deep Repair Mask. I thought it was a really thin formula and kind of runny. I would use it again but definitely not purchase it!

The Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner samples were nice. They made my hair feel smooth and not tangled which is what I generally look for in these products. I wouldn't necessarily pick them over other options though.

Both of these soaps were just okay.

The Method Cucumber scent was fine. The scent was nothing really special but I do really like Method products and the hand soap is no exception.

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar was not my favorite scent and I definitely like other Bath and Body Works soaps over this one. I would rather purchase different scents from them in the future but I do love their foaming hand soaps.

Another "meh" product is Bath and Body Works Aruba Oceanside candle. This is a few years old so I'm not sure they even make it anymore but I found the scent to be overwhelming and not great. I like subtle beach scents but this was just too intense for me. 

My favorite dish soap currently is this Dawn New Zealand Springs scent which is teal and smells amazing. Since it's my favorite color and I enjoy the smell it makes doing dishes slightly more bearable.

I only use Sensodyne toothpaste and have for years because it prevents canker sores for me. I recommend it to anyone who has mouth issues!

Finally my decluttering items. All five of these are from hotels and I think they are all pretty expired at this point. No need to use them and take a chance on my hair! Time for these to get tossed! (The ones on the right are from when I went to France, which may have been 4 or 5 years ago......)

So that's what I used up and I'm tossing, what products have you used up lately?!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life Lately

Guys I am loving summer time! I feel like we hibernate all winter  and then finally get out and have a good time in the summer!

We ended up at Sons of Liberty (a local whiskey distillery) on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

On Friday night we met up with Dan, Danielle, Ally and Derek and had a great time!

The huge Jenga set they had was a hit with us! It was pretty terrifying to play and got challenging once I had trouble reaching the top!

I took a few pictures because we managed to get it to the point where there were plenty of areas with only one block so it was swaying all over the place!

While we played we also enjoyed yummy drinks. I always get a whiskey drink when we go, but they also have vodka and beer.

 After playing Jenga for a bit we all were hungry so we headed over to the Mews Tavern. I requested a picture of the three girls...

because we all had basically the same outfit on! How we all showed up in black tank tops, blue jeans, brown bags, and sandals I have no idea! Ally and I even had the same exact pair of sandals from Old Navy on.

At least we all look cute!

On Saturday we met up with my parents for another round of Jenga and some corn hole.

It was fun to see my moms reactions she was a nervous wreck as we played!

We hung out for a couple of hours playing games and drinking...

And then Tim and I went to get Dels! If you're not a native Rhode Islander then you might not be familiar with Dels but their watermelon lemonade is amazing so if you are ever in my neck of the woods give it a try!

Saturday night Tim and I went to see Wonder Woman in theaters. It was an amazing movie! I highly recommend it if you're looking for a night out at the movies.

On Sunday after breakfast and a brief shopping trip with Tim I headed off to Brittni's 29th birthday party while Tim went to play golf.

How cute is this kid? I can't even handle her.

I spent most of my time out on the lawn with all the kids moving around water toys and washing off outdoor toys.

Seconds after this picture was taken Emma dumped water from the bucket all over herself. So soon after she ended up in the kiddie pool with Bella.

After playing and some delicious food it was time for truffle that Brit's mom makes. I don't eat peanut butter cups (I know I'm weird but chocolate and peanut butter do NOT go together!) so Brit's mom made me my own version without them inside.

Don't be fooled but the 28 on her cake, she is 29!

It was such a fun afternoon and I enjoyed celebrating with one my oldest friends! (oldest as in longest!)

What have you been up to lately?!