Storybook Aprons

Bonjour, good day!  With fall in the air mornings are definitely not the same here in the Spoonley household.  I am finding myself baking away in the kitchen making yummy tummy treats for my lil humans.  Have you tried the grey stuff?  Oh my Disney, it is delicious!  If you haven’t, then keeping reading I will share the recipe.

My kids call me the clean baker, I tend to wipe up my lil messes and spills as I mix.  My motto is, “clean as you live.”  What can I say, my OCD gets the best of me.  I also like to wear an apron as I sway back and forth in song watching as my sweets rise in the oven.  But who says an apron should only be worn in the kitchen?!

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Amanda of Crafting Envy designs beautiful storybook aprons inspired by your favorite Disney princesses that are just perfect for adult dressup this Halloween!  I absolutely adore this Belle inspired apron.  It is made of a soft cotton with a lined bodice and extra long straps for easy tying.

 

There is nothing peculiar about this apron, it is made to match Belle’s Provincial dress worn in the beginning of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Pair this apron with a white polka dot petticoat for a vintage chic look, or slip it over a tee and tights for a simple and unique costume perfect for any party.  Amanda is the queen of customization, so if you have something else in mind make sure to send her a private message and she will whip up something extra special for you.

***New*** from Crafting Envy!  Amanda has been busy in her workshop crafting  princess dress ornaments adorned with lace and beautiful beading that are perfect for displaying on your Christmas tree this holiday season.  Here is your chance to win a Cinderella Dress Ornament inspired by Disney’s  live action Cinderella film.  The bodice is made from quality felt and the skirt is made from fashion fabrics. It is hand embroidered and beaded.  To enter this giveaway please click on the image below to be redirected to Instagram.

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The Grey Stuff Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 1 small pkg (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 15 Oreos
  • 1 small tub Cool Whip (8 oz)
  • 2 TB Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk well and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Place Oreos in a food processor and blend until they become crumbs.
  3. Mix the crushed Oreos in with the pudding mixture and mix well.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip and chocolate pudding mix until well combined and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
  5. When ready to serve, place “grey stuff” in a piping bag and add a dollop to the middle and then pipe a spiral around it. Top with sprinkles.
  6. ENJOY!

Recipe from the Disney Diner

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 Enter to win a Killin’ it sports bra by Swinn.  Color may vary and is based upon availability of your personal size.  To enter please click on the image above to be redirected to Instagram.  Find the giveaway pic and follow the entry requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be True to You and LuLaRoe

Who doesn’t like a lil comfort with their style?!  I know I do and that is why I LuLaRoe!  This new clothing brand has everyone talking and gawking over the bright colors and cozy style it’s no wonder why.  The LuLaRoe style is so versatile,  you can dress it up for the office or dress it down for every day snugness!  It is like wearing a big hug all day long!  No matter your size, you are guaranteed to feel beautiful.

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Comfort, affordability  and style is exactly what   DeAnne Stidham was striving for when she created her clothing line, LuLaRoe and she is on spot changing the fashion world as we know it.  Fashionista’s of all ages are going to love the entire collection!

This brand is only accessible from private fashion consultants, like my friend Cathy Prestipino!

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Cathy Prestipino is a fashion consultant for LuLaRoe who makes shopping fun and easy with pop up boutique’s and private sales on her group page.  I was more then thrilled when she reached out to me and offered me the opportunity to review staple pieces from the LuLaRoe Collection.  Not only did she send me pieces to show off, but she sent the cutest tops and leggings for my lil humans to enjoy as well!

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My daughter pictured above wearing Gracie T and Kids Leggings.

The unisex LuLaRoe Gracie top, with its high-low hemline, makes it the perfect Kid’s top to pair with anything, but it’s especially great with leggings! Furthermore, it’s loose fitting short sleeves will keep even the most active kid comfortable and cool. Easy to layer and versatile enough to dress up or down, the Gracie is sure to become a staple in your kids’ closets.

These leggings are  extremely soft to touch and come in many different patterns and colors it will be so hard to choice just one. Thankfully you don’t have to!  Get them all! Cause after your lil cutie wears these she will be craving a pair for every day of the week. Seasons change and  so do the patterns and colors of these amazing leggings.

What my daughter liked about this outfit:  “I like how laid back yet feminine it is with soft colors and a fun girly pattern.  This is the perfect outfit to wear anywhere!  Makes me love being a tween!”

 

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My sweet boy is pictured above sportin the Sloan.

Creative, playful, unique, whimsical, fun…
These attributes could easily describe our favorite little humans, but are a perfect fit for LuLaRoe’s first children’s shirt: the Sloan T. This versatile shirt is designed for boys and girls alike. It’s a soft and durable knit baseball tee that comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. Its contrasting raglan sleeves are occasionally mismatched for an added element of fun and surprise!

I just love how stylish this T is.  It easily matches up with just about any hat my lil rock star puts on.

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Pictured above, I am wearing the Nicole.

The Nicole dress boasts a fitted bodice, flattering scoop neck, mid-length sleeves, and a full circle skirt. It is simultaneously casual and dressy and, in a word, feminine! It is the sort of dress that brings out all that is girl in you – and we know you will not be able to resist giving it a twirl. Fun and fashionable? Yes, please.

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Pictured above, I am wearing black buttery soft leggings with a matching Irma Tunic.

LuLaRoe’s Irma top is a loose, knit “high-low” tunic with fitted mid-length sleeves. The extra length in the back makes it a great compliment to the leggings – especially if your like me and in need of extra coverage for your derriere. Wear this top and you might never take it off.

The leggings are ultra stretchy and super soft. They’re as close to your own skin as you can get.  You can sport them just about anywhere; style them with a cute sweater and your favorite booties…or a cute lil tee.  Your LuLaRoe leggings will be a great statement piece wherever you are!

These leggings rock!  Seriously the most comfortable leggings I have ever slipped on.  The softness is incredibly addicting.  And I just love how free flowing the Nicole and the Irma are.  Clothing that flatters my figure and lets my body breathe!

I absolutely love LuLaRoe and so will you!  Now here’s your chance to win a few staple pieces of your own from Cathy Prestipino.  Simply head on over to my Instagram @forkandspoonley to find out how to enter to win two pairs of leggings and an Irma top!

Giveaway is live and ends 8/31/2016!  Follow this link to enter.

Make sure to follow Cathy Prestipino on Instagram to keep up with the latest styles.

SLS3

My training is going very slowly…it is so hard to find the time to get out every morning.  I have great intentions, but when the alarm goes off at 4am I struggle.  I look at the clock and think to myself, “I don’t have really have to get up til 5am.  I will try again tomorrow.” The struggle is real!  The mornings I do get up, I do well and enjoy the crispness of the morning air as I run, walk, run, walk, walk, walk, run, and walk some more.  It is a process and I am sure my runner friends can remember the beginning is never easy.  Well, unless you are like my adorable kids who put the running shoes on for the first time and take off running a 5K.  I probably could have done that when I was younger, but time hasn’t been so good to me over the years..so it is going to take a lot of baby steps for me.

As I train more, I am learning how to keep my body safe from harm and minor injuries from the stress caused by running.  In an effort to provide more support for my ankles I discovered SLS3 compression socks.  SLS3 compression socks boost bloodflow by about 34% and provides support to target areas such as achilles tendons, tibias, calves and ankles and boosts the ability to reduce common ankle and foot injuries.   Running in regular socks I can feel pressure on my ankles and my shin and a pounding sensation each time my foot hits the ground.  This sensation is not very soothing and can keep me off my feet for a few days.   SLS3 sent me a complimentary pair of socks to put to the test.  Unfortunately it has been raining every day (this is typical Florida Summer weather) and haven’t had the opportunity to go for an outdoor run, so I tested these babies out on my Elliptical.  It is amazing the difference a simple pair of socks can make.  With the compression socks I feel all kinds of support in my ankles and calves.  There is no stress on my legs or feet with the constant pounding and extra weight that I carry when I run.

SLS3 Butterfly compression socks boost bloodflow by about 34%. This increases oxygen delivery to the working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body eliminate metabolic waste products like lactic acid more easily. The combination of these effects allows you to work longer and harder, delaying the onset of fatigue.  They are recommended for running, cycling, walking, triathlon, skiing, traveling and lots of other uses.
The supportive effect and compression of SLS3 Butterfly compression socks reduce muscle vibration drastically, which leads to less soft tissue damage and less sore muscles. Your recovery time will be significantly reduced.  Not to mention they are super cute and oh so pretty!  Purchase a pair here!  Please follow the sizing chart to ensure proper size and fit!

 

SLS3 is hosting a GIVEAWAY to win a pair of Compression Socks or Sleeves!  Follow this link to the giveaway!  www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/429d7cd8197/

Finding Dory Giveaway on Instagram!

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Time to make a big splash as Dory returns to the deep blue ocean today as she stars in Finding Dory! In honor of the new movie release I am giving away these adorable Finding Dory totes. 3 winners 1 tote per winner. 🐠🐋🐟 how to enter: 1) follow me on Instagram!@forkandspoonley 2) like the giveaway picture on my Instagram account and 3) comment below the giveaway pic on Instagram with your favorite character from the newly released movie Finding Dory! 🐠🐠must do all three for valid entry. 🐠🐠 Bonus entries: tag a friend on Instagram and/or share the giveaway image on your IG using tags #cutecountrychickand #findingdorygiveaway. Each share and tag is another entry!

Ends Sunday 6/19

Winners notified by private message the following day.
This giveaway is not sponsored other affiliated with Disney or Instagram. Open to US only.

Medal Hooks for your Race Day Bling + A Sponsored Giveaway!

So you got your Disney Run Medal…now what?!  Well, if you are anything like my adorable 7 year old son you will want to wear it everywhere ever so proudly and proclaim to never to take it off…EVER!  Or perhaps, may I suggest option B- A medal hook!  That medal should be on display for all to see your accomplishments driven by sweat, tears, and pixie dust!

Since my children have become running enthusiasts, I have met so many amazing women who share the same passions.  Along this road I met Marcey Futris of Sport Hooks and Ashley Horschel of Horschel Precision Des.  These ladies are amazing and have run more races then I can ever imagine possible.  They both design beautiful medal hooks and both ladies were extra sweet to share a design from their shops with me for this feature!

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Horschel Precision Des is a Veteran owned and operated company located in San Diego, CA. As a team Ashley and her husband whom is a USMC Active Duty Veteran (GOD BLESS YOU!  I raise my flag and thank you for your service and sacrifice for our great country!) design and laser engrave keepsakes in their home wood working shop located within their garage. Horschel Precision Des specializes in Military Memorial Bracelets & custom gifts and keepsakes.  “While my husband specializes in military awards, plaques, and retirement gifts, I love creating memorial bracelets, hand stamps, bottle openers, running accessories like medal holders and much much more. Checkout our Facebook page to see what we’re up to weekly and check back here often for new listings! We love creating custom orders as well so just shoot me a convo with what your looking for!”  (Horschel, 2016)

The medal hooks are made from high quality wood and the meticulous detail is spot on!  Proudly Made in the USA!

Check out our top picks from Horschel Precision Des– an Etsy Shop:

 

 

Top:  She Believed She Could, Kids Medal Holder,  and Memorial Bracelet

Bottom: Dopey Medal Holder

 

challengeSport Hooks was founded in 2005 by an avid marathoner, SportHooks is the ORIGINAL medal hanger. From the heart of Waco, Texas, Marcey and her team  are committed to growing a family-owned and operated business that stands the test of time, yet remains true to its roots.  Each new product is hand selected by the original founder, Marcey Futris, to ensure the perfect blend of practicality, quality, and uniqueness designed to suit clients’ personalities and interests. “We are all driven and passionate about providing a personal touch, whether it involves medal display design input or getting to know our customers and their personal stories. These are the fundamentals that make the SportHook not just a product, but an experience.” (Sport Hooks, 2016)  Talk about driven…Marcey has completed 105 Marathons in all 50 states and 4 continents!  She is truly an inspiration!

Custom orders are welcome!  All SportHooks MEDAL displays, medal hangers AND PRODUCTS are hand-cut from the highest quality of metal!  Medal hangers come customized by the number of hooks needed- 1, 5, or 10 hooks and is very sturdy.  Look for Sport Hooks at the next Run Disney Expo as they are they only medal hanger vendor approved to be at all Disney events!

My top picks from SportHooks:

 

Top: Believe, 13.1 Princess, and Race Bibs

Bottom:  I Run For Wine and Run With The Force

Got Race Bling?!  Enter to win The Challenge Accepted Medal Hook from Sports Hooks!  Details can be found on my Instagam!

Giveaway will be hosted on Instagram, but is not affiliated with IG.  Must complete all required steps for valid entry.  Giveaway ends on 6/10/2016 at 8am EST