SoCozy, SoCurly

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SoCozy. I received Target gift cards to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

When I found out I was having a girl when I was pregnant with Kyla I was so excited. While I loved having a little boy first, in fact I WANTED a little boy first I was excited for a little girl. Mason had these amazing curls. Check out those ringlets.

MasonandMommyGoCamping

Once I knew I was having Kyla I pictured her with curls just like Mason. Hair just as dark. Then Kyla came along. Her hair? Not so dark and not nearly as curly as Mason’s.

Kyla's hair

It’s pretty much straight on the top and is only curly on the bottom straight out of the bath or after using the SoCozy Detangler. It’s curlier than it used to be though so I’m hoping it does the opposite of Mason’s hair. His went from curly to straight after his first haircut. I have hope that Kyla’s will just continue to get curly.

While I wait I do something about it! First of all her hair *needs* conditioner. I’ve been using the SoCozy Conditioner (the picture above is after her bath with SoCozy Conditioner) and have been liking the results. A little goes a long way. On non-bath days I use the detangler or the next morning since she usually gets a bath at night. After I got the Detangler and Conditoner I headed back to Target to pick up the Styling Cream.

styling cream

Now, after I use the detangler in the morning  I follow up with a pea sized amount of Styling Cream to help the curls stay in place.

so cozy detangler styling cream

The Styling Cream I use is the soft hold. I think that’s perfect for Kyla’s hair. She’s too little for anything stronger. Once Kyla gets older I’ll probably go with something a little stronger. I can’t wait to be able to do something like this. Her hair will need to be much longer though!

This “Surfer” look video would have been perfect for Mason about a week ago!

The detangler has completely changed things when it comes to Kyla’s hair. I’m so glad that I found it. It helps her hair go from flat and knotty to pretty and curly! Most importantly SoCozy is So Safe. It’s safe, effective and non-toxic. I’m so glad we found SoCozy!

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Be sure to check out the SoCozy website and follow them on twitter, instragram and Facebook to get styling tips!

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Stay Stylish with Kleenex Perfect Fit

I love Spring. It really does feel like a fresh start. The perfect time to throw open your curtains, open your windows and let in the fresh air. It’s the perfect time to let the light in. It’s the perfect time to clean the house from top to bottom, to throw out all the clutter. Most days, Spring is just all around perfect.

With Spring comes Spring Cleaning and the perfect time to update your decor. Last year I painted my nightstand a beautiful bright yellow. It brightens my day during the winter and fits in perfectly with spring. We do simple here and change out our bed sheets to something lighter. I’ve been obsessing over a ruffled quilt for quite some time now so I plan on changing out one of our rooms with this beautiful white ruffled quilt. I love that I’ll be able to change my sheets to suit my mood. Anything will match.

ruffled quilt

Spring doesn’t just bring new bed quilts, beautiful natural light and lots of fresh air. Unfortunately,  Spring also brings dreaded allergies, runny noses and coughs you just can’t kick. For our family it’s important to always have tissues on hand especially with two little ones. Until recently I wasn’t always a fan of the size or the style. That all changed with Kleenex Perfect Fit.

Kleenex Perfect Fit

My absolute favorite part about these Kleenex Perfect Fit tissues is their shape. Instead of being a long rectangle or a bulky square they’re a cylinder They fit perfect on our night stand where they’ve been getting a workout after a Spring cold. At Sam’s Club you’ll find these three different designs that are perfect for spring decor. I know they’ll match perfectly with my ruffled quilt!

Kleenex Perfect Fit Tissues

 

It blends in seamlessly with our decor and is a perfect addition to every room so that we always have tissues without clashing with out decor.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Muffins

I mentioned that I’ve only been using my blender to make smoothies and I decided that it was way too awesome for me to just be using it for smoothies. And just like that Facebook like always seemed to read my mind and shared with me “blender muffins”. At first I wasn’t really sure I got it. Why not use my stand mixer? Or *gasp* a whisk?

chocolate peanut butter blender muffins

I’ll tell you why because I’ve never mixed up Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Muffins. It was so ridiculously quick I could hardly believe it. I could literally make this every morning, that’s how quick it is. I threw everything in the blender, pulsed a few times and just like that I was done. I’ll even show you how easy it was.

Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in your blender.

blender muffin ingrediens

Pulse until smooth and then fold in some chocolate chips. I used the mini kind since these are mini muffins.

blender muffins batter fold in chocolate chips

 

Grease your muffin tin and then fill about 3/4 of the way.

blender muffins in tin

 

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or mostly clean.

baked blender muffins

 

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container to eat later! This recipe makes about 12 mini muffins. You could easily double the recipe. They make a great quick breakfast, snack or even dessert. Everyone in the family loved them, I thought they were delicious and the kids devoured them. Even B said they were delicious and he’s always hard to please. Next time I may even add some Morniga for an extra boost.

easy chocolate peanut butter blender muffins

There are so many different ways that you can play with this recipe to come up with something perfect for you! I can’t wait to play with it myself and come up with a few different variations. I’ve got a savory muffin in mind as a dinner side!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Muffins

Ingredients

1 banana
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into your blender.
  2. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  4. Grease your muffin tins and fill with batter about 3/4 quarters of the way.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or mostly clean.
  6. Enjoy!
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chocolate peanut butter blender muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Muffins

I mentioned that I've only been using my blender to make smoothies and I decided that it was way too awesome for me to just be using it for smoothies. And just like that Facebook like always seemed to read my mind and shared with me "blender muffins". At first I wasn't really sure I got it. Why not ... read more