Thursday, August 22, 2013

Healthy After-School Snack

I'm hungry, Mom!  

Are these familiar words at your house?  Now that school is back in session, I decided to share one of my favorite after school treats with you.  

In some schools, children may eat lunch quite early and often arrive home very hungry.  Although it's tempting to give something pre-packaged to your children, healthy snacks are a better option.  

Luckily, the minnies love fruits and vegetables and eat a healthy, balanced diet.  Of course they like grapes, but they LOVE frozen grapes.  I discovered the art of freezing grapes in Mexico, while I was preparing for a New Year's Eve celebration.

Frozen Grape Lollipops can be prepared in advance and stored in the freezer in a storage bag.  They're cool, especially in warm weather, and everyone loves them.

The only things you'll need are grapes and lollipop sticks.

Using the side of the grape with the hole on it, poke a lollipop stick through the end.  Depending on the length of your stick and how many grapes you would like on it, slide down the grape accordingly.  Add as many grapes as you want.

Pop the treats in a freezer safe storage bag and voila!  It's a healthy and delicious treat.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Favorite New Dress for Fall

It happens every season.  There's a dress that is perfect.  A perfect dress is suitable for any occasion and is comfortable and easy to wear.  You know the kind of dress I mean.  

One that you want in every color!

The Beckett Dress from Lilly Pulitzer's Fall Collection fits the bill quite nicely.  I ordered this dress from my friends at Pink Silhouette without trying it on and had my fingers crossed that it would fit.  After sliding on the soft Pima Cotton Jersey dress, I instantly fell in love!

A size small fits nicely in the bust, hips, and waist.  I've been wearing a 4 or 6 in Lilly and believe that this dress fits true to size.  I'm 5'4" and the shirt tail hem falls a little bit above the knee.

Appropriate for work or play, you can dress up the outfit with jewelry or a scarf.  I plan to wear this with boots in the fall.

Quite simply, the Beckett is the perfect dress.

Since I received the navy dress, I've ordered it and Tropez Blue and would love more colors.

What's your favorite dress for fall?



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