September 30, 2014

September, Reviewed

I'm taking a page from The Dainty Squid (can we talk about how much I love her hair for a minute!?) & thought I would revisit some of my favorite posts from this month here on OHD.











Some other things that happened in September (both online & off):
  • I reinstated my Scentsy consultant status
  • I got an iPhone 6 & will never again switch to an Android phone
  • We lost a family friend & my heart broke for his family
  • I dyed my hair magenta
  • We made some big decisions as a family for the future
  • I teamed up with Destination Big Bear & will be sharing a super fun experience soon

October is going to be such a fun month as I make adjustments & prepare for changes here on OHD. I have tons of fun posts planned & can't wait to share more with all of you!

Etsy Love: 8 Must-Have Pillows for Kids


I've been redecorating my house room by room & I have discovered that the spaces I am most excited about are my kids' bedrooms. I just love the whimsical items & bright colors that are ideal fro children's rooms. I find myself spending entirely too much time on Etsy creating fave boards for each of my kids so that I can refer back to them later. One of my favorite decor items for kid rooms are pillows. They are great for creating a little reading nook & even fun personality to their bedding. Head over to SoFawned.com for a feature on eight of my favorite pillows for kids rooms.

You can find additional articles I have written for So Fawned via my authorship link.

September 29, 2014

October Goals // Weekly Wishes #39


LAST MONTH'S WISHES
  • Focus on OHD & getting posts back on track: I made tons of progress on this. I'm going to count this as accomplished!
  • Find storage baskets for our laundry room shelving unit: It took me all year. Literally, you guys. All. Year. To find storage baskets for our laundry room. I'm happy to report that I have finally found them!
  • Get my birthday on: I birthday-ed my heart out. I'm so blessed to have such amazing family & friends that care for me & love me so fiercely.
THIS MONTH'S WISHES
  • Organize my social media: This means getting my Pinterest streamlined, Etsy boards organized, blog categories sorted. I want a more professional feel to ring in 2015 with when I debut OHD's new direction!
  • Be a Scentsy selling machine: I'm so addicted to smell goods & was completely turned off by all the imitations coming out in stores, that I jumped back into the Scentsy selling niche. I would love to have a virtual party going every week this month! Would you like to help me achieve this goal? You don't have to do anything but invite your Facebook friends & sit back & earn free or half off items! I'll do the rest! Leave a comment below & I'd love to get one started for you!

LAST WEEK'S WISHES
  • Work on OHD: I got some great work done. In fact, did you happen to see my Cookies & SCREAM Milkshake for #TruMoo?
  • Organize my Pinterest & Etsy boards/faves: I was unable to dedicate any time to this task this week, but I think adding it to my October goals will give me plenty of time to complete it.
  • Finish categorizing past OHD posts: See above.
THIS WEEK'S WISHES
  • Focus on categorizing OHD's blog posts: This can be such a daunting & repetitive task, but it has to be done. 
  • Put together a packing & shopping list for our Destination Big Bear vacation on Halloween: I like to plan ahead, can you tell? Plus, with this gorgeous cabin waiting for us how could I not be overly excited!?
  • Close out my two ongoing Scentsy parties with a bang: With two parties going on, I'm hoping to close them both out with a bang & book two additional parties for the coming weeks. If you would like to host a virtual party, I'm running a special for my hostesses this month & would love to share my Scentsy obsession with you & your family/friends!

The Nectar Collective

September 26, 2014

Cookies & Scream Milkshake




You guys, Halloween is right around the corner & I'm getting so excited! So excited, in fact, that I'm already spook-ifying (not a real word, I know), fun snacks for my kids to get them in the Halloween spirit along with me. My latest creation is both silly & ghoulish all at once, which has even me wondering if I should gobble this milkshake down or just stare at it in wonder. Ha!

I created this Cookies & Scream Milkshake recipe using TruMoo's Orange Scream flavored milk. I love TruMoo products not only because they are holiday freaks like myself & create spooky milk for Halloween, but also because they are a wholesome company that provides milk fresh from my trusted dairy that does not contain artificial growth hormones & no high fructose corn syrup. Did you know that one eight ounce glass of TruMoo provides as much calcium as five cups of broccoli & as much potassium as one small banana? Plus, look how much fun this Orange Scream flavor is? You don't even need to add it to ice cream to make it special, just toss in a straw & let your kid go to town. I won't tell them it's good for them if you don't. Ha!



Ingredients: TruMoo Orange Scream flavored milk, cookies & cream ice cream, cream sandwich cookies, creepy gummies (mine are all from Target's Halloween section)

Directions: Scoop ice cream into a cup, pour TruMoo over top & give it a few rough stirs. Next, crumble up a few cookies in a plastic baggie & sprinkle on top. Add your creepy gummy candies & a fun straw (optional...kind of) & enjoy. You could also blend your milk & ice cream in a blender, but we like our milkshakes nice & thick here in the Sosa house. Plus, my kiddos love seeing that orange milk in all it's Halloween glory as they enjoy their treat.






These milkshakes are super fun, tasty, & a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. I mean, what kid wouldn't just love to slurp down their very own milkshake monster? Ha! You can find TruMoo Orange Scream at your local Target along with all of the other ingredients, including these creepy gummy candies!

Can’t get enough of TruMoo? Follow TruMoo on Pinterest for more delicious recipes and enter the Facebook contest for a chance to win weekly cash prizes through October 31! You can also enter the TruMoo Sweepstakes for a chance to win a family trip for four!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Fun Finds Friday



Caramel apple sangria? Yes, please!

Loving this little throw blanket.

This DIY is simple & just lovely.

A minimal (yet fun!) nursery.

Cutest little quirky house ever.

Kick off Fall with these boozy & warm cocktails.


Have a lovely weekend, friends!