Make my Grilled Cod with Lime and Lemongrass Kefir Curry Sauce tonight! #KefirCreations #Shop

Grilled Cod with Lime and Lemongrass Kefir Curry Sauce

This shop inspired by kefir curry has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KefirCreations #Collective Bias   You've had kefir right? You know it's a good source of probiotics. If you're a fan, you've probably had it straight up or in a smoothie. Maybe if you're a little adventurous you've had it in a dessert. But what about a kefir … [Read More...]

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The tiny details of baby gear for new parents.

This is a sponsored post as part of my Philips AVENT ambassadorship. It contains affiliate links where I earn a little bit of income. As always, my opinions are my own. Dear new mom, I bet you're reading this on your phone or  tablet. It's likely you've been up all night with that new little one you just brought home. You might be so tired you poured your coffee in your cereal bowl (Yes, I … [Read More...]

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RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias®, Inc and it's advertiser. Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about Back to School savings with Walmart Family Mobile.  On July 25th at 12:00 PM EST, please join me for the #Phones4School Twitter Party where we’ll be talking about how you plan to stay connected with your student as they … [Read More...]

Seattle Pool Party

Seattle Pool Party: Paul Frank Summer Lovin!

We've been experiencing quite the heat wave in Seattle.  I know for the rest of you who live in other parts of the country, you're used to this weather, but we are not. We're kind of big babies about it. So this weekend, I didn't think twice about pulling out the baby pool for the kids when we hit the 90s. Lucky for us, our friends at Paul Frank sent us some goodies to have our own little … [Read More...]

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It’s time to end childhood hunger.

This sponsored discussion about childhood hunger is made possible by ConAgra foods and The Motherhood. There are 8,000 playgrounds full of children that don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's 16 million children. More than one in five. More than one in for of those children is Latino. Did you know that children who experience even intermittent struggles with hunger may … [Read More...]

Hey look! The Maven has a new domain!

It started in 2010. I was in Nicole Donnelly's kitchen and we were talking blogging strategy. I don't remember exactly what she asked me, but I answered her in a nano-second. Nicole says "You're just "The Maven of Social Media®" aren't you."? and my response was something like "yes, I am" and I bought the domain that night. See, those were back in the days where I was still at CityMommy, … [Read More...]

Summer Recipe Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

Summer Recipe: Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

You guys, I came across this really amazing, really easy recipe for strawberry sandwich cookies. I have loved those vanilla wafer cookies since I was a kid, and the idea of combining them with strawberries? Seriously? SIGN ME UP! Sandwich Strawberry Cookies Ingredients 16 medium size strawberries 1 cup whipped topping a whole mess of vanilla wafer cookies Directions De-head strawberries … [Read More...]