Events, family

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

Get ready for the Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival this weekend!

6 BBQ chefs, firing up the smokers and grills
30 hot air balloons, ready to launch over the Adirondack Mountains
75 Exhibitors in the Marketplace: Arts, Crafts, Specialty Goods, and Sundries

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival (formerly the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival) at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. This family-friendly event celebrates the best of the capital region with food, live entertainment, shopping, kids activities, and balloons!

June 21-23 2019!

For more information, check out their website balloonandbbq.com

I’ll see you there!

Giveaways

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway Contest

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway Contest

ENTER TO WIN

Vacation Myrtle Beach is Giving Away an Oceanfront Condo, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! One lucky winner will own this condo (this is not a timeshare).

Win this beautiful Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! One lucky winner will own this condo (this is not a timeshare). Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries.

To enter or for Official Rules and more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals, please here:https://woobox.com/hsfeoo?source=usfam

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Got Kids? Children’s Consignment sale

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? The annual Got Kids? Children’s consignment sale is this weekend, Saturday 6/8 from 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-2pm. They also have a pre-sale on Friday from 2pm-8pm. The pre-sale is and opportunity for volunteers, consigners, and select members of the community to shop before the public sale. If you’re pregnant, a new parent to a child under 1, teacher, or active military/veteran, you can sign up for the ticketed pre-sale. A total of 200 tickets are available!

The sale on Saturday and Sunday is free and open to the public.

It’s located at Afrim’s Sports, 636 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany NY 12205

Check out there website for more info! I’ll see you there!

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Pacific Dreamer

Let’s talk mosquito nets. ☀️

Summer is here which means mosquitos are too. They buzz around and bite you. So annoying! I know my little ones hate mosquitos! They get big welts when they get bitten so we like to avoid them at all costs.

I was so excited to find this beautiful mosquito net from Pacific Dreamer. It’s a perfect way to keep mosquitos out of cribs, playpens, and even strollers. The diamond shaped netting is both durable and stylish. The net is made with no harsh chemicals and eco friendly nylon! The top zipper is perfect for easy access to baby. The corner tie ribbons keep the net in place so it doesn’t fall on baby. It’s a stylish way to keep out bugs!

Check out my Instagram where I’m giving away TWO of these nets!

For those who don’t want to wait to win one, head over to their amazon to buy one today!

https://www.amazon.com/pacificdreamer

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Mam baby bottle

8E3C7771-9F52-4105-8E28-51A9D3967BFB.jpegLoving this new anti colic bottle from @mambabyusa. The design is amazing. The top and bottom come off for easy cleaning. Built in vents help to reduce air intake so baby doesn’t get gassy. Less spit up = happy baby & mama! The unique nipple design makes breastfeeding transition a breeze! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this bottle to try! If you’re interested in testing this bottle, email mam@weespring.com

 

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National Cookie Day!

It’s National Cookie Day! By far the best ‘National’ day of the year!

If anyone knows me, they know I LOVE cookies. Cookies and me are like, best friends. I could eat cookies everyday, if my waist line would let me! But alas, I’m not a teenage anymore. So sad!

In honor of my favorite day of the year, I’m sharing my favorite cookie recipe, Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies. Trust me when I tell you, browning the butter is essential. It’s an extra step, but these cookies are AMAZING.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoon molasses

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

Place half the butter (1 stick) in a medium skillet. Melt the butter over medium heat, swirling it in the pan occasionally. It’ll start to foam and froth as it cooks, and then crackle and pop. Once the crackling stops, continue to swirl the pan often. Keep an eye on the butter so you don’t over cook it. The butter will start to smell nutty, and brown bits will form in the bottom. Once the bits are golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes after the sizzling stops), remove the butter from the burner and immediately pour it into a small bowl, including the brown bits.  Allow it to cool for 20 minutes.

Beat the remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter with the brown sugar until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.

Beat in the vanilla extract and molasses.

Pour the cooled brown butter into the bowl, along with the granulated sugar. Beat for about 2 minutes, until smooth. The mixture will lighten in color and become fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth.

Add the flour, salt, and baking soda, beating on low speed just until everything is incorporated.

Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips until mixed together. Don’t over stir.

Scoop the dough onto a piece of parchment paper, waxed paper, or plastic wrap. Flatten it slightly into a thick disk, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Once you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F.

Scoop the dough in 2 tablespoon-sized balls onto the baking sheets. You can line the sheets with parchment paper if you’d like. Leave about 2″ between the cookies; they’ll spread as they bake.

Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving them.

Serve warm; or cool completely, and store airtight at room temperature for several days. For longer storage, wrap well and freeze.

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Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.