Spring Fashions With U by Kotex

Many thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to become an #UnderWarrior!

The arrival of spring has been a joyous occasion for my family. With days spent at the park, daily picnics, and countless bottles of bubbles, my daughter, Ella, and I have been taking full advantage of the longer days and warm sunshine.

In nature, spring is a time for new beginnings. This feeling, a need to refresh my home and life, always seems to overtake me as well. This is especially true when it comes to my closet. Few things excite me more then packing away the woolen coats and sweaters to make room for the colorful clothing of spring.

Spring Fashion

Green sweetheart dress / Hermès beige shoes / Vera Bradley logo bag / Ciner gold shell earrings

Above, I put together a little inspiration collage featuring my favorite colors for Spring 2015. Bright, sunny yellow is a big trend right now. Yellow is such a fun color to wear, but this bold shade can clash with certain skin tones. Make sure to try different color variations until you find one that flatters your particular coloring.

Mint and coral are back again this spring. This perpetually popular duo look great on everyone, and are an easy way to add a bright pop of color to your outfits.

Protect Your Spring Fashions

Spring fashions are all about light colors. So if you are like me and avoid wearing white pants during your “time of the month”, then there is something you need to try. U by Kotex Ultra Thin Pads (click for free sample) with 3D Capture Core, a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks, are comfortable, light-weight protection that you can count on.

U by Kotex Free Sample

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Healthy Coffee Breakfast Shake

Coffee Breakfast ShakeBecause of my affinity for the snooze button, mornings around here can get a little hectic. While I am rushing about getting Ella and myself dressed and ready to leave, my breakfast is often the furthest thing from my mind. Unfortunately, as soon as we hit the road, my hungry stomach reminds me of the meal I had neglected.

Since I never make it very far without breakfast, I was excited to find the recipe for this breakfast shake over at Mom on Timeout. I loved the idea of adding coffee (a mommy necessity) with filling Greek yogurt and banana. It’s absolutely perfect for those extra crazy mornings. I switched up the ingredients a little bit by adding coffee ice cubes to give it a little extra pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 4 coffee ice cubes
  • 1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Directions

The night before, brew coffee and pour into an ice cube tray. Place in freezer. Also freeze half of a banana.

In the morning, place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

coffee breakfast smoothie

Here are more Pinterest remakes from a few of my favorite bloggers:

Spring Fashionista – Leather Handbag Giveaway

Let all fashion lovers rejoice! Spring Fashionista is here. This amazing event, hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic, is the largest all fashion giveaway event on the internet with over $20,000 in prizes and 85 participating blogs! Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize.

Grand Prize

The 2015 Spring Fashionista Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Grand Prize. One winner will receive $500 PayPal cash and one first prize winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Monroe and Main. Isn’t that stunning?

Win a leather handbag during the Spring Fashionista Giveaway

LW Vogue Giveaway

Leather Handbag Giveaway

Refresh Your Home for Spring with HP

Today’s conversation is brought to you by HP.

Believe it or not, spring is on the horizon. I love this time of year – a time to refresh after the dreariness of winter has passed. Looking ahead to this beautiful season, I’ve put together some easy tips to prepare your home for spring.

1. Refresh Your Space

When you want to refresh your home, start with the area you tend to spend the most time. For me, that is my desk. As a blogger, I spend countless hours here writing, editing photos, etc, so this was an obvious place to start.

I began by adding some beautiful purple tulips and a fun patterned placemat for my planner and other necessities. To complete my desk makeover, I replaced my 6 year old laptop with the HP x360.  It’s amazing how technology has changed in the past few years. This laptop is completely flexible and can bend into four different modes: laptop, tablet, tent, and stand.

laptopmode

Polynesian Flower Cake

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

CakeCollage

In just a few months, Ella will be two. This seems remarkable to me. I love watching her become a little person with her own thoughts and opinions, and I can’t wait to celebrate this special day with her.

Since we didn’t do much for her first birthday, I am planning something extra fun this year and have been scouring the web for party ideas. Fortunately, I am all set in the cake department. Last week I was sent an advanced copy of Cake My Day, a cookbook filled with the most adorable cake ideas, gorgeous photos and easy to follow directions.