Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

6:15 PM

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father's day is quickly approaching! Getting a gift for Dad in your life is sometimes so tough! I put together a guide of things Brandon has loved that I have gotten him, & that he helped me put together & maybe a few things I have on my list for him ;)





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#midsizestyle Shorts Shopping

3:23 PM

#MidSizeStyle Shorts Shopping

It's summer & I don't particularly love shorts.
But, it's Indiana & it gets gross humid. & I am just not that girl that hates body so much I am going to sweat in jeans in 90 degree heat. 
So I have to wear them.

As I started shopping I had ordered some online from pictures & other fashion bloggers that were so super cute. But..once they arrived, they looked not even close to as cute on me. 

If you're not familiar the term "mid-size" (not the SUV lol) or "in betweenie" it's what women my size call themselves. Not quite "conventional" sizing but not quite plus-size either as it's too big. Which makes shopping sometimes difficult! For reference I am currently a size 10.

I set off today to go find some shorts & am taking you along with what I find best for that body type! Today I am just adding one Express & the rest is from Target. Tomorrow, I will update this with my Old Navy & possibly another store finds! I also linked plus size for every item where it was available!


Here we go!

TO SHOP CLICK ITEMS PICTURES

First up, I am dubbing these the best "mom" shorts of the year! They run a touch big! In the photo I am wearing a XL, & I have well over 2 inches pinned in the back! & they have pockets! ;)   Shop This Full Look HERE







These are another pair that has that kind of cinched waist that is very flattering! This is a fun color to pop too! I felt as though these ran a little big as well, I am in a large here & had more than plenty of room. They are super strechy..but still fit great. If I would have gone to a medium I think I wouldn't of like the length as much.
Shop This Full Look HERE


These are a great mid length, high waisted short that isn't a unflattering Bermuda short! I love the slight distressing!                                                                                                                             Shop This Full Look HERE


These were a no go for me, but for someone that doesn't have OCD about the stripes lining up these would be so cute! I would def size up as I felt it hugged me a little too tight in the stomach area!
High Rise Frayed Hem Short
These ran, I felt a little bit snug! If you like a shorter hem, these are for you! & they are like $13!

Shop This Full Look HERE


Secret Slim Pockets Shorts
If you haven't gotten a pair of these jean, you are missing out! When I saw that they were making them now in shorts I was thrilled! Love everything about these!Shop This Full Look HERE




Secret Slim Pockets with Button Front
Again these have the slim pockets with the button front! These suck you in, in all the best places! Shop This Full Look HERE





Shop This Full Look HERE


Boyfriend Jean Shorts
These are SO comfy! They didn't have my size, so I went a size up. I think these still look great that I got them, but I ordered my size online to try just to see if they hug me a little better for my shape! Shop This Full Look HERE






Linen Shorts
These are another shorts that is just great to look put together but so comfy! These feel like PJ shorts too! I am in a XL here, & love the length. They didn't have any larges to try, so I really cinched them hard pulling to back & decided I would just do that so I wouldn't lose any length!




That's it! Let me know if any if these works for you! & Let me know if you guys enjoyed this post! I am not fashion blogger, & have no plans to be..but I can do these every so often as I've gotten alot of great feedback about this post! Let me know what you would like me to do next!

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

12:11 PM

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Okay so I am about a month in having an air fryer, & I am just so obsessed.
I saw a thing for grilled cheese in it, & thought how could be it any better than the traditional grilled cheese in a skillet.
But, let me just say..it is. & It soooo much better!





What you need:

Bread
Butter
Cheese of your choice
Toothpicks
Air Fryer


Directions: 

The trick to the best grilled cheese is using very little butter on the bread.

Since you are making this in the air fryer, I used two toothpick to tack down the two side so it isn't curl in!

Set your fryer to 350 degrees, & put in your sandwich was 4 mins, make sure you flip over your sandwich half way through to get both sides crispy!

& enjoy! The girls love theirs with tomato soup!
I am telling you, the bread, mixed with how creamy the cheese gets in the fryer..it jusssst different enough for me to only have grilled cheese this way from now on!





8 things you didn't know about Great Wolf Lodge

7:57 PM
This post is sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge. They hosted our family for the day to learn all about the amazing things they are offering this summer for their Camp-In! Thank you so much to them for having us!

8 things you didn't know about Great Wolf Lodge

Our family loves GWL! 
You can see some other great posts about visiting here:




Let's get to maybe somethings you don't know!

This summer {Memorial Day - Labor Day} GWL is putting on a summer camp in! Everything you love about camping, but inside + a water park! Select rooms will be decked out for camping including a tent! There will be BBQ's, Campfires which of course means.... Smores! There will also be games you can earn badges & there will also be character meet & greets! This is the first time they are offering this, & a great reason to make a trip! Even if you have been there before, this will be an entire new experience for your family! Book your summer stay HERE



2. They have FREE things to do
GWL always has fun things going on, not just in the water-park! There is character meet & greets, crafts, we have even done yoga in the morning & don't forget story time at the clock tower!




3. Wolf Ears
Did you know every visit everyone gets a free pair wolf ears upon arrival at the front desk?


4. Water Park Fun
This varies by location, but the day you check-in you can get into the water park before your room is ready! & on check out day? You get to stay in the water park til it closes! Just take all of your things out to your car & remember to pack dry clothes & everything you need for after you done! Same with check in day, keep your things in your car til your room is ready but bring a bag with your swim suits to change into! They have great lockers of all sizes!


5. Life Jackets
Packing for a trip with young kids, there is so always just so.much.stuff. GWL takes one thing off you plate & they have life jackets for every size at the park for you!


6. Paw Pass
Look ahead of what all there is to do at your location. Then check out the Paw Pass! If you are doing more than one thing they offer, more than likely the Paw Pass is going to save you some serious money!

7. Cookies & Milk
You can add on to your reservation for a character to come to your room at bed time delivering cookies & milk! My girl absolutely adore thing, it is so fun & who doesn't like cookie before bed? 



8. Discounts
Always make sure you are signed up for their emails! They have incredible sales often that make a trip affordable for any family no matter what your budget is! Always make sure you check their emails right away, I find that the best discounts are time sensitive!

That's all!
Have you ever been to Great Wolf Lodge? What's your favorite thing to do there?

Air Fryer Donuts

10:54 AM

Air Fryer Donuts

I finally got on the air fryer wagon..yesterday.
 {if you don't have one, this is the one I got & so far so good}
& I had to put it to use first thing this Sunday morning!
I mean I don't want to say I am pro already, but this seemed like a great gateway recipe for my first!


If all things are as easy to make as these donuts, I will be making every meal in this sucker ha!






What you will need:

Air Fryer {obvs}
Spray Coconut Oil
Can of  Pilsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits
Cinnamon & Sugar mixture
Melted Butter



Directions:

First, make a hole in your biscuits. I use a child medicine cup, it was the perfect size! Save the middles for donut balls!


Next, you want to spray your fryer with coconut oil. You don't want to use PAM cooking spray as it will damage your basket.

Put the donuts in the basket, space them so they are not touching. I can fit 3 in my 2.6 QT.


Cook/Fry them in at 350 for 5-6 min

Once they are done, brush on the melted butter then roll in cinnamon & sugar mixture.

Serve warm! & with a glass of milk ;)



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