Who doesn’t love Cupcakes?!?! Add a few M&M’s and omg!!!! Now that’s what I like to call some #FoodPorn . With Easter right around the corner & Easter Candy covering every stores shelves, I thought it would be fun to make a batch of M&M’s Surprise Cupcakes using the spring time M&M’s.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 drops pink gel food coloring
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
Spring sprinkes- optional
Spring colored M&Ms
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk, and set aside.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla and eggs, mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients and milk, alternating and mixing in between each addition.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes.
Allow cupcakes to cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together butter and powdered sugar, add vanilla & mix again.
Add milk slowly until frosting is the perfect consistency.
Add food coloring, mix again.
Once cupcakes are cooled, cut a small piece out of the top.
Fill with M&Ms, and trim the fluffy end of the piece you removed and just place the top of the cupcake back
Top the cupcakes with frosting and add sprinkles if desired.
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Leesa
My daughters bedroom is a place for not only sleep, it’s also a place for snuggle sessions in the morning, an afternoon playtime hot spot & a story time retreat at night. Having a fabulous and comfy mattress is a must have item for something that gets that much use all day everyday! That’s why we agreed to give Leesa Mattress a try as a new place to create these moments of connection and sleep.
The first neat fact about this American-made mattress is that it ships compressed in a box right to your door! That’s right! No need to hire delivery folks to carry anything inside for you since everything you need is stuffed in this handy dandy box!
My daughter has a twin bed and I was able to easily lift the mattress out of the box and set it up myself!!! I may be rocking sneakers, but there is nothing #FitLife about me. So if I can take this out of the box with ease, so can you!
Set up is as easy peasy as it looks! You literally just take the Leesa mattress out of the box. Lay it on to your bed foundation. (My daughters bed is a foundation-less bed, meaning you cannot use a box spring or a foundation for this particular bed frame, so please keep this in mind when viewing my set up photos!)
Once you have your Leesa Mattress positioned in the right spot, remove all of the plastic wrap. Once the plastic wrap is removed, you will gradually see the mattress fluff out and rise to the width of any other mattress! And just like that, your mattress set-up is complete and ready for those sheets and blankets!
This bed in a box has a patented Universal Adaptive FeelTM designed for ALL types of sleepers! It also features 3 premium foam layers:
2-inch AvenaTM foam top layer for cooling and breathability
2-inch memory foam middle layer for body contouring and pressure relief
6-inch dense core support foam for durability and structure for sleepers of all sizes
Now tell me that doesn’t sound like a bed that will keep you snoozing away all night long!
If making sure you and your family get the best night sleep isn’t enough, Leesa also gives back! Driven by the mission to provide “A Better Place To Sleep for Everybody”, Leesa donates one mattress to a shelter for every ten they sell through their One-ten program. Leesa has donated over 22,000 mattresses so far!!!!
And that’s not all!
Leesa also plants one tree for every mattress sold AND donates 1% of each employee’s time to volunteer for local causes. Nothing better than a company that truly cares about not only their customers, but EVERYONE world-wide!
Leesa Hybrid Pillow
Leesa didn’t stop at just matresses! You can also scoop up The Leesa Hybrid Pillow, Blanket, Sheets,
Foundation, and Frame all on their online shop with free shipping!
The new Leesa Hybrid Pillows adjusts to the way YOU sleep. A pillow insert sits between the quilted pocket and cool layers can be removed with a simple zip to change your support level to fit how you sleep!!
If you’re someone who always needs to be laying on the cool side of their pillow, this is the pillow for you!!! This pillow has cool-to-the-touch fabric that chills five times faster than a traditional fill pillow, or, flip to the reversible cool side for a calming experience as you drift to sleep.
Another awesome perk is that this pillow requires zero fluffing! The down-like quilted pockets maintain their fluffy shape and support where other down pillows will clump with use.
This durable, cooling pillow is machine washable on gentle, so even your worst drool is washed away.
What Makes The New Hybrid Pillow Different?
1) Designed to be cool. Our pillow fabric is made with fibers that give a chilling effect and a ventilated gel comfort layer for a cooler night’s sleep.
2) The difference is in the details. This pillow has a smooth zipper, a seam that goes unnoticed through a pillowcase and quilted zones of down-like filling that stay put.
3) Customized comfort. NO matter how you customize it, the pillow is designed for consistent support and made for your mind to drift into slumber.
If everything I mentioned above sounds beyond dreamy, you’re in luck! Leesa Matresses are available online for all of you online shoppers like myself, or at the Leesa Dream Gallery in SoHo NYC and Virginia Beach. You can also try before you buy at over 80 West Elm stores nationwide.
Try the Leesa Mattress in your own home for 100 nights risk-free AND with free shipping! Don’t like it? Simply return the mattress. That’s how confident Leesa is that you will fall in love with your new mattress. Once you enjoy your firsts nights sleep, you will question how you ever lived without a Leesa Mattress!
Who doesn’t love unicorns? There is nothing I enjoy more than stumbling upon a craft involving my favorite mystical creature! Another awesome crafty perk? When I find out ALL the supplies needed for that mystical craft can be found at your local Dollar Tree! That’s right! You can make your own Unicorn Picture Frame with materials that are all under a buck a piece! It really doesn’t get better than that!
With a craft this cheap and easy to make, you can use these Unicorn Picture Frames as birthday party entertainment or for everyday fun with the kids! Whatever you decide, I guarantee these Unicorn Picture Frames will be a smashing hit!
*White Wooden Picture Frame
*Sheet of Gold Sparkle Foam
*Sheet of White Sparkle Foam
*Sheet of Pink Foam
* Paper Flowers
1.Take your gold sheet of foam and cut yourself a large unicorn horn.
2.Take your white piece of foam and cut out two large unicorn ears.
3. Take your pink foam and cut out the pink section of the unicorn ears. Just make sure the pink section is half the size of the white section so when you glue it onto the white section, you can still see white!
4. Once you have cut both sections of the unicorn ears, glue the pink section onto the white.
5. Then glue your unicorn horn and ears onto the picture frame.
6. After your unicorn horn and ears have dried, it’s time to glue on your paper flowers. I suggest laying your flowers out before hand to figure out the perfect spacing. You don’t want too many flowers in one spot or even worse, to run out of paper flowers before you have covered the entire frame.
7. Tad-a! You now have a Unicorn picture frame! Definitely the most mystical picture frame anyone will ever lay eyes on!
Do you have any unicorn lovers in your family?
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchwarzkopfGliss #blissofGliss #CollectiveBias
There is no doubt about it!! Western New York winters are brutal! Heck, if you live anywhere on the East Coast, I’m sure you got ponded with snow at one point and cranked that heat 24/7! It’s March and the snow
just won’t stop.
Spring might be a few weeks away, but if you live in Western New York, you know Spring is just a word to describe your next family vacation since we will most likely be cranking that heat until Memorial Day. Fabulous weather will have to wait until summer since I’m convinced we only get 3 seasons in these parts. Winter, Summer & Fall!
You might be nice and toasty all snuggled up in your furry blanket with the heat blasting during that snow storm, but I bet you’re just like me and wondering if the heat really needs to be set that high because of all that damage it’s going to do to your fabulous golden locks and silky smooth skin! That’s why when I spot that first snowfall, I make sure to have my bathroom stocked with
Gliss™ products are scientifically designed and tested to deliver proven, measurable results in repairing hair, whether the damage is from styling, coloring, activity, or the nature of the hair itself! You will want to make a habit of reaching for Gliss™ Ultimate Moisture daily since hair gets damaged over time meaning you may not know it yet!
Even though Gliss™ Ultimate Moisture can help your locks after a weekend of heat blasting, Ultimate Moisture is an everyday shampoo and not just a SOS when your hair is severely damaged. As hair loses Keratin through various aspects, Gliss™ will be there to save the day!!! Gliss™ Hair-Identical Keratin replaces the lost Keratin for re-gained strength and smoother hair surface. The patented technology repairs up to 10 layers deep, replacing lost Keratin for beautifully strong & smooth hair! Woo-Hoo!!!
If your wanting to give Gliss™ Ultimate Moisture a try, just head to your local CVS Phamacy! Stroll on over to the shampoo section and toss a few bottles in your basket! Don’t forget to scoop up a Gliss™ Ultimate Moisture Hair Treatment as well!!! The better you take care of your hair, the more fabulous and fresh it will look!!!
The best part of all? CVS will be running a promotion that runs from Sunday 3/11 – Saturday 3/17. Gliss™ products will be on sale for 2 for $10 - Buy one get one free! It doesn’t get any better than that folks!
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Now that we have our golden locks looking salon fresh, let me tell you how to keep the rest of your hot bod feeling fresh, nice and smooth!!!
It’s no secret that water does wonders for the skin! If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Add this to the blasting heat and omg!!!! You’re doomed. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Moral of the story? Drink more water and you will not only have fabulous skin, but will be looking younger too!
If your skin is dry or dehydrated from the elements of winter, you may find scaly or flakey areas on your face and body which would benefit hugely from exfoliation. When you exfoliate you are increasing the blood circulation and lymphatic system which is very beneficial. This helps encourage new skin cells, breaks down fatty tissues, and breaks down and drains toxins from the skin. After exfoliating the skin is left beautifully soft ready to absorb a good moisturiser.
A good ole Face mask can also bring moisture and hydration to overly dry and dehydrated skin. The water from the mask penetrates deep into the skin epidermis to soften the skin and enhance its elasticity. When the skin is hydrated and well moisturized, it gives a more plump and youthful appearance!!
Coconut Body Lotion
It’s no secret that coconut oil has moisturizing super powers! For those of us that aren’t down with the sticky, oil feeling straight up coconut oil leaves on the skin, reach for a coconut oil body lotion instead! Coconut oil products are able to get to a deeper level in your skin than your average product because of its low molecular weight and the way it bonds with proteins. So next time your skin is dry and flaky, coconut body lotion is your quick fix!
What are some of your moisture hacks to keep your hair & skin nice and hydrated all winter long?
Omg!!!! I LOVED Sesame Street as a child. I even entered a contest with the grand prize of being on an episode of Sesame Street. Kid with the biggest smile won & bam! I was in a skit with Burt & Ernie called “The Wild Ducky Chase.”
Since this all happened back in the Dinosaur age, I only have a copy of the episode on VHS. So if you want to have a viewing party, we will have to go to my Grandma’s to watch since she’s the only one I know with a VCR lol...
Of course I wanted to pass my love of Sesame Street on to my daughter! Unfortunately, she didn’t take to it at first. She was the only kid NOT Elmo obsessed for years. It literally broke my heart scrolling Instagram and seeing all the little kids playing with their Elmo’s and knowing my daughter was a hater!!
This year my daughter entered kindergarten and yay!!!! Apparently Elmo is cool in her class and now she’s Elmo obsessed! Watches Elmo on YouTube and had me download all of the Elmo apps possible. I guess better late than never right?
So when I spotted a Facebook ad talking about how Sesame Street Live was coming to Buffalo, you best believe I scooped up tickets for the fam!!! I had been waiting for this moment for 5 years!!!!!
Here are my top tips for attending Sesame Street Live!
1. Souvenir Budget!
This should come to no surprise, but souvenirs are NOT cheap. We attend a lot of shows so we knew to be prepared to pay a pretty penny for that Elmo my daughter was going to want. I swear souvenirs are how they get you. $19-24 for a balcony seat, but $35 for the stuffed Elmo your child has to have. The smile on my daughters face dancing away with Elmo during the show was definitely worth it though. I’m sure Sesame Street knew that hence the ridiculously high price.
My husband and I are known for showing up to broadway touring shows 15 minutes to curtain. Just enough time to grab a drink and head to our seats. Sesame Street Live is definitely a show you want to show up at least 30 minutes before. You will want plenty of time to shop for merchandise. Take photos. Maybe grab a snack & take a potty break before the start of the show. Sesame Street Live even has a photo booth with a photographer if you forgot your camera!
3. Bring Your Camera
Bring your camera, or if you’re like me, make sure that phone is fully charged. You’re going to need it since Sesame Street Live encourages photos!!! Snap away to make sure you captured all those life long memories. Snd to make all your besties on Insta temporary jealous that you’re hanging with Elmo for the day ;-)
Honestly, this is one show where I don’t believe there is a bad seat. There really isn’t any action in the aisles. No calls for volunteers. We had lower/middle balcony seats and could see every last thing perfectly! Your child won’t miss anything whether they are in the front or last row!
5. Don’t Be “Scared” To Bring Your Child.
Sesame Street Live doesn’t make any claims to be sensory friendly, but this show definitely is! Kids are kids! They are loud. Some cry. Some are like my daughter and make “happy noises” the whole time and no one bats an eye. No one will look at your child because they are a bit loud, I promise. This is a Sesame Street show, I think it’s safe to say everyone is welcome with open arms.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.