Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Sometimes the summer just calls for the perfect cocktail that's made for one. I adore a good mojito and I'm definitely not partial to a margarita, but as you've seen from the majority of my recipes I'm all about quick and easy.  During the Summer we always have our Lemonade Recipe on hand so combining it with fresh fruit just seemed like the … Read More...

Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Hey everyone!  Serene here from House of Yumm!  I am beyond excited to be here at The NY Melrose Family sharing with you today.  Jenny is so sweet and so SMART!  I'm honored that she has invited me over to share some sweet treats with you.  I  have a slight addiction to all things sweet, my favorite being cupcakes. And summer is one of my favorite … Read More...

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Speed Cleaning: 5 Tips for Fast Home Cleaning by Rock-A-Bye Parents

Most people seem to do the large part of their cleaning during the Spring or Fall, but I have a tendency to want to crack down on the house over the Summer because it's when I'm home.  Luckily, Elizabeth from Rock-A-Bye Parents has an absolute blockbuster of an article on Speed Cleaning: 5 Tips for Fast Home Cleaning, which is why it's my number … Read More...

Toddler Safety Tips

Toddler Safety Tips

I received the VTech Baby Monitor for review, and all opinions are 100% my own. As many of you know my girls are extremely busy children, meaning this mama is non-stop chasing after one or the other.  My girls are one and four and half years old so we are extremely mobile and have opinions about what we should get into, which tends to be just … Read More...

Mommy Survival Hacks

Mommy Survival Hacks

With the Summer in full swing, I'm adjusting to being home full time and trying to catch up on getting my house fully organized and clean.  At the same time I'm keeping my girls as busy as possible so I'm always looking for the quickest way to get everything done, which is why I put together this fabulous collection of Mommy Survival Hacks. … Read More...

Lemonade Teagarita Mixed Drinks

Lemonade Teagarita Mixed Drinks

Summer is officially in full swing and I'm enjoying the sunshine and time with my kiddos.  I'm also enjoying the fact that I have more time to spend with my teacher friends outside of school.  During the school year we make a point to go to dinner once every couple of months, but we are always on our best behavior because even though it's the … Read More...

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp

Well, hi there! It's Sara from Bitz & Giggles! I'm through-the-roof excited to be sharing today here at The NY Melrose Family! Beyond being an absolute Google+ GODDESS, Jenny has been an instrumental part to my beginnings as a blogger and I could never thank her enough! So having the opportunity to share with you all right before one of my … Read More...

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Summer is finally here in NY!  I'm loving my time home with the girls and I finally don't feel like I'm missing out on things with the girls.  I actually  got a video of Riley swimming all on her own just last night.  You have to see the proud smile at the end of the video to truly appreciate how thrilled she is with herself.  Follow me on … Read More...

Banana & Avocado Popsicles

Banana & Avocado Popsicles

If there were two fruits that my girls could not live without on a daily basis it would definitely be bananas and avocados.  They seriously go through them like they're chocolate , which you've seen is also prevalent in my house {Chocolate Brownies Recipes}.  In order to balance the cupcakes with some healthy snacks, I created these perfectly … Read More...

Summer Vacation Giveaway

vacation giveaway

It's officially summer, ladies and gentlemen!  The time of year when people head out of town to explore and create memories with the family.  Are you planning on going on summer vacation?  Strapped for money this year?  No worries, we have you covered!  I've teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers for this Summer Vacation Giveaway! Summer … Read More...


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