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Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.
20 weeks - livin’ on a prayer! I kinda can’t believe it. We couldn’t really get a non-blurry shot, because of the cold November rain, but decided it didn’t really matter because the day after Thanksgiving is blurry anyway. I feel fine, honestly. The second trimester is a vacation. Lots of baby movement.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to shop! #BJsWholesalePartner That’s right - it’s like coming home again when we visit @BJsWholesale - family tradition and all. I remember going last year and bringing newborn baby Rider, and now he’s a big one-year-old, smiling and waving at fellow BJ’s Wholesale Club members. When I say that #BJsWholesaleClub is a one-stop-shop, I REALLY mean it. I go there for our pets, kids, adults, entertaining and gifting items, decorations, wrapping paper, and more. This holiday season, members can use BJ’s many convenient shopping options, including in-club shopping, ship-to-home, same-day delivery, in-club pickup, and curbside pickup. Shop your way! I especially appreciate being able to get all of our Hanukkah AND Christmas items! #BJsSmartSaver They offer unbeatable value and convenience for our weekly shopping trips, with fresh foods, bakery items, deli items, fresh meat, produce, and more. Plus, it helps take the stress out of grocery shopping, and holiday shopping, because we are a growing family of almost six, and this is essential. BJ’s is also offering members a flexible and convenient way to finance holiday purchases over $99 with a buy now, pay later payment option. This option is available for purchases made on BJs.com for delivery, and with in-club pickup and curbside pickup. Members can also use the flexible payment option while shopping in-club with the BJ’s app. #BJsSmartSaver
So, listen: if it sounds unbelievable, it probably is! I have been reading stats about gift card scammers and they have grown incredibly sophisticated. And this issue is so much more common than people think, so we have to be sharing about this! Scammers prey on people’s sense of hope and their loneliness, and even more effectively, their fear of loss. Gift card scammers use gift cards because they’re untraceable - they can pull money off of them immediately, and once the information is shared, it cannot be retrieved by a retailer or bank. And due to this time of year, gift card spending is expected to jump to 27% due to continued supply-chain shortages. So what does that mean for you? Be aware, and let your loved ones know as well. Many people don’t know that scammers can operate this way. If someone asks for gift cards to solve a problem, it’s a scam. I would never want to lose money to a scam, and I wouldn’t want that for anyone else either. Check out my stories and go to scamspotter.org to find out more! Thanks, @scamspotterCSN for this useful information we all can use! #ad Brought to you by #ScamSpotter. #unbelievablestories #itsascam #scamspotter #tistheseason
Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes are delightful! And easy enough if you want to add a last minute dessert to your #ThanksgivingMenu like we sometimes do. We just picked up our turkey and got all of the ingredients for stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes (my favorite) and more, and apparently, the #protip here is to go food shopping early in the morning, and maybe before Wednesday. Maybe.. I guess you have to do you, but I'm #pregnant and have a one-year-old so I get breathless and anxious easily. You know what helps? That's right - #cupcakes What You Need: ½ cup granulated sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 cup a/p flour ½ tsp nutmeg Pinch salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup sour cream 1 small apple, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes For the buttercream: 2 sticks butter, softened 4 cups icing sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2-3 tbsp milk ½ tbsp brown sugar (12 cupcakes) What You Do: 1 – First, line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and then set aside. 2 – Then, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 3 – In a large bowl, beat together sugar and eggs until creamy. 4 – Add butter into sugar and egg mixture and beat some more. Add vanilla. 5 – In a separate bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 6 – Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients one third at a time. Mix thoroughly. 7 – And then add sour cream and mix. 8 – Add apple cubes and fold into batter. 9 – Scoop about ¼ cup of batter into each muffin section. 10 – Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating. For the buttercream: 11 – In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together all ingredients. Start speed on low and gradually increase to high. 12 – Once all ingredients are smooth and well-combined, the buttercream is ready. 13 – Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached. 14 – And then frost each cupcake generously and sprinkle with brown sugar. 15 – Lastly, serve and enjoy!
Giveaway Alert! To help you and your family stay healthy and hydrated this holiday season, @JBTAvure is teaming up with @JustMadeJuice to host a Just Made Juice IG Giveaway! • About @JustMadeJuice @JustMadeJuice is the maker of good-for-you juice that is based recipes from Latin America and the Caribbean. Every bottle is HPP’d and crafted with tropical plants and functional ingredients to help you on your health and wellness journey. • Instagram Giveaway Prize We are giving away five individual Just Made Juice and one $50 Amazon gift card. • To enter: 1. Follow @JBTAvure & @JustMadeJuice on Instagram and like this pix. 2. In comments, tag your entry #JustMadeJuiceHPP (1 tag = entry, unlimited entries). 3. Bonus entry? Easy! Make a comment about why you are interested in trying @JustMadeJuice made with @JBTAvure HPP. • Details: One winner will be chosen on Dec 30, 2021. The winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of Instagram entries. Winner must live in the lower 48 states of the United States. Good luck, everyone!
I don't know about you, but the perfect blueberry muffins #recipe is everything to me! And my BLACK+DECKER® Performance HELIX™ Premium Hand Mixer makes it so easy peasy to make. #sponsored It's available in SIX colors and makes the perfect holiday gift. It provides fast mixing with the HELIX™ design, and runs at five speeds, including including a reduced starting speed to help prevent splatters. It comes with 2 HELIX™ beaters, 2 dough hooks, 1 wire whisk (which this recipe uses), and an easy snap-on storage case. @walmart @blackanddeckerappliances #BDMixNMerry Blueberry Muffins Recipe: What You Need: 2 cups flour ¾ cup sugar 3 tsp baking powder Pinch salt ¾ cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries, washed Yields: 12 – 18 muffins What You Do: 1 – First, preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and then line a muffin tin with paper liners. Then, set aside. 2 – Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. 3 – Then, in a separate, larger bowl, whisk together milk, oil, and egg. 4 – Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients slowly (I did it in thirds and it seemed to work well) and then mix with a wooden spoon; then add blueberries and fold. 5 – Fill each lined portion of your muffin tin, filling it about 2/3 of the way. 6 – Lastly, bake for 20 minutes and allow muffins to cool for a couple of minutes before serving. Enjoy!
A man.. and his glorious #husky - although this particular husky is a family dog and she is the sweetest, mushiest, gushiest, cuddliest husky ever. I was so intimidated by Cassidy's life dream to have another husky, because I thought she would be aloof and only like him. I was very wrong, because she sleeps on me every night and always looks ecstatic to see me.. but.. these two have a really strong bond. It's as clear as day. And I am so thankful to Irene from @irenepettoonies for capturing this for me. I was #gifted this digital print, but you can use discount code: TAMARA15 to get 15% off - it makes an incredible holiday gift, or just a feel good gift! #irenepettoonies.
Shoutout to my firstborn, who is so much fun and so helpful with the littles, while we explore @dutchesstourism with her little brothers and cousins. More on the trip soon! I wound up taking most of my photos with the DSLR for a change, and some gems are coming from @trevorzoomillbrook and @walkwayoverthehudson
I was so nervous about solo traveling with three (really four) kids, and about taking Rider away from home for the first time ever!! Maybe he was just so tired but I put him in his little sleepsack, cuddled with him a little in bed with a Hallmark movie, and then put him in his portable crib. He flopped around like a starfish a bit, and went right to sleep on his own. And the unborn baby flopped around all night as well. #mytwobabies #mytwostarfish