Cocoa Puffs Krispie Treats

I have a mega sweet tooth and always have (I blame my dad, the king of Pie for dinner haha). I think one of my all-time favorite treats are any kind of Rice Krispies treat. So, I thought I would share one of my favorite twists on the ordinary Krispies treats: the Cocoa Puffs Treats! They're just like the original and so easy to make.
Cocoa Puffs Krispie Treats -

1/2 bag of Cocoa Puffs
3 Tbs butter
1 10oz bag of Marshmallows

Melt the butter in a pan (big enough for the marshmallows) on the stove, once melted add the marshmallows making sure to stir constantly. Once the marshmallows have melted remove from heat and pour in 1/2 a bag of Cocoa Puffs. Stir together then place in a greased pan and flatten with a greased spatula. Generously apply sprinkles on top. 
Cocoa Puffs Krispie Treats -
These guys are so ooey, gooey, and pretty darn heavenly. I'm not going to lie, it took all my willpower to not eat all of them before I got a chance to photograph them, and I definitely ate one the second we finished, haha! Like I said before, I have a MAJOR sweet tooth and it's pretty much my downfall. 
Cocoa Puffs Krispie Treats -
Of course, photos could not be taken without an inspection from one Sylvester, aka Bo-Bo. We had to hold him up so he could sniff everything and lose interest in it, otherwise, he would have jumped up on the table and knocked everything onto the ground.

Do you guys ever use different cereal for your Krispies Treats? If so what kind? I'd love to find some more to make :)

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Getting Comfortable in My Postpartum Body

Getting Comfortable in My Postpartum Body -
I never gave much thought to how my body would look and feel after having Felix, I just knew it would be different. Since having Felix almost 4 months ago I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, but my body totally doesn't look like it use to (for obvious reasons). It's this weird kind of mind fuck, my formerly loose comfy shorts are now my fit/almost a little tight shorts, and my fit like a glove shirt now fits like a glove 2 sizes too small. At times it has kind of sucked trying to figure out my postpartum body. There have been lots of days spent in PJs, but recently I feel like I've begun to really feel comfortable in my new body. So here I am, 32 and trying to find my new fashion groove. 
Getting Comfortable in My Postpartum Body -
This outfit has definitely been a staple since having Felix, nursing top, jean vest, and this sweet mustard yellow skirt. This nursing top makes feeding Felix in public so much easier than wearing a nursing bra and pulling my shirt up. I just throw on my scarf cover, pop the strap and Felix gets fed without me having to show off my stomach to the whole place, haha.
Getting Comfortable in My Postpartum Body -
vest (similar) // Forever 21
nursing top // H&M
skirt (green verson) // ModCloth
pin // Creature Type
shoes // Nordstrom
Getting Comfortable in My Postpartum Body -
This outfit also works pretty well with a pair of jeans that I really love too. Chances are if you ran into me two days in a row you would probably see me wearing this same outfit both times, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . Do you guys have a go-to outfit that you wear maybe a little too often too? 

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National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day!

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day -
Today is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, which can only mean that officially everything has a national day, haha. Hey, I'm not complaining, what better reason is there to indulge in some yummy pie than on its nation day. So, in honor of Nation Chocolate Pecan Pie Day I am re-sharing my chocolate pecan pie recipe from for way back in 2014. Enjoy!
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day -

Pie Crust (I used store bought but when I do make my own crust I always use this recipe)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (if you like sweeter pecan pies use 3/4 cup)
4 Tbs melted butter
5 Tbs vanilla
3 eggs 
1/2 cup light corn syrup (if you like sweeter pecan pies use 1 cup)
2 cups pecans
10 dark chocolate minis (I used the individually wrapped ones from the Hershey's variety bag)

Preheat your oven to 350. While the oven is heating mix together the sugars, butter, vanilla, eggs, and light corn syrup, mix on medium speed until well combined. While your ingredients are mixing go ahead and place your dough in your 9" pie pan. Next, break up your dark chocolate and place on the dough, then cover with pecans. 
You can use either whole pecans or break them up by hand. Lastly ,pour your wet mixture over pecans and chocolate.

Cover pie with tinfoil and cook for 20 minutes, remove tin foil and cook for an addition 25-30 minutes (keep an eye on the crust to make sure it doesn't burn as all ovens are different). If the pie still has some jiggle to it then cover with tinfoil and cook for another 15 minutes. Let cool (personally, I think it tastes best cold) add a little whipped cream and enjoy.

Let me know if you give it a try!

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Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes

Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes - Target, Carter's, H&M -

When we first had Felix we didn't really have to buy him much in the clothes department thanks to the baby shower and hand-me-downs from friends and family. Then Felix started to put on the pounds, gaining about a pound a week, and though the pediatrician was all kinds of thrilled about his process we started to run out of clothes. Even the larger sizes, 6+ month, sizes started to grow too tight on our little 3 1/2 month old, haha! 

The other day I finally had to break down and go find him some clothes that fit him, so I thought I would share my favorite stores to get baby clothes. 

Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes - Target, Carter's, H&M -
cat shoes // dinosaur muscle shirt // lumberjack outfit :) // dinosaur long sleeve shirt // sweatpants // flamingo pants (which Felix rocks on the regular)

We have a Carter's outlet just about 20 minutes away from us, which is both lucky for Felix's style and unlucky for my bank account, haha. Carter's has a great variety of clothes and seems to always have some killer sales both in-store and online. I think my only beef with Carter's (and honestly, it's probably most stores) is they think cats are only for girls for some reason. But whatever, Felix can totally pull off those pink cat shoes. 
Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes - Target, Carter's, H&M -
pineapple swim trunks // frog and turtle onsies // hedgehog backpack // monster onsies // cat shirt (because all the cat shirts) // bib and hat set

I feel like Target has really been stepping up their baby clothing game as of late with designs from Oh Joy. They're Super cute, stylish, and won't break the bank, so count me in. At this rate Felix will be outgrowing even the 12 month outfits I got him in a matter of weeks, haha. 
Favorite Stores for Baby Clothes - Target, Carter's, H&M -
tiger and stars onsies // never grow up sweater // see ya later short sleeve sweatshirt // green jersey pants // doggy shoes // kitty outfit // milk sweatshirt

I feel like H&M in the Mecca for adorable and stylish looking clothes. I swear, 90% of what I find I am seriously wishing they had in my size. Case in point: that never grow up sweater. So freaking cute!

There you have it, my top stores for getting both cute and sometimes super cheap clothes for my little one. What are some of your favorite stores for baby clothes?

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Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff, Arizona

Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff Arizona -
Over the weekend my brother invited us on a little getaway with his family up north to Flagstaff, and with the weather being still all hot and gross down here in Phoenix we jumped at the chance! Felix's first official road trip was greenlit and I think he had a pretty fun time. Well, as much fun as a 3-month-old can have, haha.
Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff Arizona -
We spent the majority of the first day at the park because the weather was absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for a good park in Flagstaff definitely check out Bushmaster Park, it is AMAZING! 10 out of 10, will play there again :)  
Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff Arizona -
Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff Arizona -
The next morning Felix put on his Sunday best and we went out exploring downtown Flagstaff. A highlight was this fairly amazing mural featuring NAU lumberjacks as well as an actual lumberjack. As you can see Felix was totally thrilled by this mural and definitely wasn't asleep during our whole walk around downtown haha.
Baby's First Road Trip Flagstaff Arizona -
On our way back down to Phoenix we stopped off at Rock Springs Cafe for some yummy pie, though we weren't the only ones that thought this was a good idea. The wait lasted about 20 minutes in the blistering heat just to get a table. Was it worth it? Oh yes, it most certainly was. I don't think we have ever eaten pie so quickly, there was no savoring for us. 

Felix did an amazing job our his first road trip and it gives me high hopes that our flight out to Illinois at the end of the month for a family reunion will go just as smoothly. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

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