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Oreo Bites [Revisited]

Ahhh! Just a little more than two weeks before Valentine's Day. I'm pretty down with the commercialized holiday. I love the pinks and reds, the flowers, and even the conversation hearts. And I especially love the chocolate. #chocolatesareforever

That said, Oreo bites are my go to Valentine's treat. They are ridiculously easy to make and taste delicious. I've made them the last few years, and they haven't failed me yet.

Oreo Bites
|| ingredients ||
1 bag Bite Size Oreos
3 tubs of Baker's Dipping Chocolate or Melting Chocolates
Sea Salt

- Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

- Follow the directions on the tub of dipping chocolate. You basically put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. When it's fully melted, put a few of the Oreo cookies in and give it a good stir. Get a pair of tongs and take the chocolate covered Oreos out and place them on the cookie sheet. Don't leave the Oreo cookies in the chocolate too long. They tend to melt.

- Sprinkle sea salt on every 6 or so Oreos.

- Done.


When I was twelve-years-old, I received my very own desktop computer, jam packed full of all the awesomeness that was Encarta '97, solitaire, and a thing called Internet Explorer. It was like the heavens opened and I was the chosen one. I had access to just about everything and anything I wanted. And at twelve-years-old that is both incredible and insanely scary at the exact same time.

I would stay on the net for hours and hours on yahoo chat asking a billion different people their "A/S/L?" Who knows who I was actually chatting with. And my parents had no idea what the internet was, let alone a chat room.

Fast forward eighteen years to present day. Now I have a five-year-old budding techie. She can navigate the internet to all her game sites and actually subscribes to her favorite YouTube channels. It's mind boggling. And, yet again, frightening.

We closely monitor her time on her laptop (yes, she has her own) and when she is on my iPad. But, on occasion, she will find her way to a video that will have a not-so-favorable word. And I have a feeling, it won't get any easier protecting her little eyes and ears from the world (wide web).

Plus, with me being a blogger, and her father being a web designer, our kid is destined for techhood. And before long, I'm sure, she will want her own form of Facebook, to chat with her little friends. And that's where this new company, HiFiKiddo, comes into play.

HiFiKiddo is basically a starter chatroom for the tiny-sized humans. It's a social media website and app where children can safely chat with their friends and family. And because HiFiKiddo is a COPPA compliant site (their privacy controls are so on point) children younger than 13 can join.

Another thing that HiFiKiddo offers is full parental control of their children's accounts. Parents must approve all incoming friend requests and can monitor all their children's actions. HiFiKiddo is basically "social networking on training wheels."

Be sure to check out HiFiKiddo on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest

Disclosure: I was monetarily compensated in exchange for an honest 3-part review for HiFiKiddo. Compensation does not persuade my views or opinions on the subject of this blog post. 

Country Club Prep

There are many things in life I can live without. A planner isn't one of them. I need to jot down everything in order to function. And when my old planner came to a sad end, I needed a new one to swoop in and save my days.

Cue in Country Club Prep. They are on online store that caters to everything you need to, well, be preppy, or at least pretend you went to an ivy league school. From plaid, to bow ties, to Lilly Pulitzer, to pull-overs, they have you covered. Oh and needlepoint flasks? They have them, too, just in case you were wondering.

Country Club Prep also has planners. And a Kate Spade agenda caught my eye immediately. Black and white stripes AND polka dots? Yes. I can't quit either of you.

This planner is perfect for keeping up with my life this year, as it's insane already. HELLO new baby due in March.

Life. is. cray.

Be sure to check out Country Club Prep on Facebook and Twitter for even more coolness.

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Welp. It's 2015 guys. That's insane. I have no idea where 2014 went. I mean, I'm still trying to catch up with 2013.

I also wanted to stop in really quick to share some photos from when we took Adrienne and her little frands to the pumpkin patch back in November. They had a great time picking out pumpkins, riding mini ponies, and going on a hayride. This pumpkin patch even had a little country store where you could pick out retro toys and homemade cookies. Oh and juice in little plastic pumpkin bottles that all the kids "had" to have.  They obviously knew what they were doing.

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