How to make a boxed cake mix taste like it was made from scratch

How to make boxed cake mix taste like it's from scratch

 

I don’t know about y’all, but fall always puts me in the mood to bake. But, sometimes I don’t always want to take all the extra steps to make something from scratch.  Today’s blog post is all about how to make boxed cake mix taste like it was made from scratch. You can also apply these tips to brownie, cookie, or muffin mixes! This is perfect for all you busy ladies that need or want to bake something quick and easy (and with no one knowing it came from a box).

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. For all my lovelies that had to work, I know your pain and hope you get your time off soon! It’s been a few weeks since I jumped on the Five on Friday train. I’m so glad to be back! Today I wanted to share a few goodies that I’ve discovered and have been loving and thought you may love too!

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Navy had her first plane ride when we visited Florida last month and she did so well! I had searched for toddler traveling tips beforehand and on several lists I kept seeing LilGadgets Untangled Pro Premium Children’s Wireless Bluetooth Headphones . Y’all – if you are traveling with a child, I highly recommend these. They worked like a charm, easily fit into my bag, and there were no cords to get tangled. I linked the headphones and her i-Pad about a week in advance and let her wear them a few times so that she was comfortable with them. She watched Zootopia the whole plane ride home and was one happy camper!

 

LilGadgets Headphones, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Childrens Headphones, Toddler Headphones, Traveling With Children

How I’ve Been Whitening My Teeth

Teeth Whitening Smile Brilliant with Annie Young from Something About Navy

 

Who doesn’t like a bright, white smile?!

For as long as I can remember, I have been a little OCD about keeping my teeth white. And with being an avid coffee lover, I’m always looking for ways to combat its yellow staining tendencies. I’ve tried what feels like just about every type of teeth whitening product out there: the strips, the toothpaste, the mouthwash, the brush pen thing, the trays with the blue light thing – you get the gist. A few months ago I was looking into going to get my teeth professionally whitened at my dentist office but never got around to making the appointment. Then, ironically, SmileBrilliant! reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in trying out their professional teeth whitening system.

Kat Von D Beauty VoxBox Review

A couple of weeks ago I received the Kat Von D Beauty VoxBox from Influenster. I was SO excited when I saw that all the items in the box were from Kat Von D Beauty’s new Lock-it Collection. I had been hearing nothing but rave reviews on everything from this collection and was literally about to go buy a few items. In the box, I received two colors of Kat Von D Beauty’s new Lock-it Concealer Creme, the Lock-it Setting Powder, Lock-it Setting Powder Brush, and the Lock-it Edge Concealer Brush — all products I had been itching to try. (scroll down for more!)

Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Influenster Voxbox

Chelsea and Violet Floral Romper

I had been eyeballing this Chelsea & Violet floral romper for MONTHS and was so stoked when I saw it go on sale at Dillard’s. It has crochet details, a drawstring waist, and a hidden snap button front. I wore this out to dinner last night and paired it with my trusty lace-up sandals from Old Navy and a layered choker that I’ve been wearing on repeat.

Since I get asked where I found this romper every time I wear it, I figured I’d share but I can’t find it anywhere online now. So, I’ve linked several similar floral rompers (in a variety of price points) that are just as cute down below!

 

Annie Young from Something About Navy in Chelsea & Violet floral romper

Five on Friday

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Over 4th of July weekend my sister was in town and we decided to play tourists and grab lunch and wander around Downtown Knoxville. We stumbled across the Market Square Farmer’s Market – so many vendors! If we weren’t going to be out and about for the afternoon I would have grabbed a few things. The farmer’s market happens every Saturday between May 7, 2016 and November 19, 2016 – so I’m definitely headed back. We had lunch/brunch at Oliver Royale, found a neat back ally with a bunch of great ‘photo-op walls’, checked out a few shops (bliss and bliss home are a must!) and wrapped up our day with treats from Rita’s Italian Ice. Seeing my sister made my day/week/month. I love that we can always pick up right where we left off.

Downtown Knoxville

BeautyCon Box Reveal + Review

I’ve spent the past few weeks testing out all of the goodies in BeautyCon’s Summer Essentials Box featuring Kandee Johnson’s favorite summer beauty picks! I’ve been a fan on Kandee’s for a while now, so when I heard she was collaborating with BeautyCon I couldn’t wait to get the box.

Below, I’ve listed a few pictures from unboxing (I had help from my mini — she loves opening packages!) and all of the products with my review. I’m a sucker for good packaging — and BeautyCon nailed it. Very on trend with their color pairing, palm print box sleeve, and grid printed box. AND — I LOVE the material list that has a portrait of Kandee by Maria Björnbom Öberg (aka @bokkei) on the back!

Easy Breezy Summer Toddler Style

Right now, Navy LOVES to dress up like Mom — so every chance we get, we match. Full on #miniandme #twinning style, no shame here. I’ll take full advantage of this until she can’t stand it. And I’ll probably cry the day she doesn’t think its cool.

Since I was asked about where I got all of Navy’s pieces while we were out, here’s Navy’s easy, breezy summer OOTD (outfit of the day).

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