11.14.2018

Recipe: S'mores Dip

                   Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday!  I hope you all are having a great week! I can't believe it is already Wednesday and next week is Thanksgiving. Time is flying! This time of year it is all about the recipes and family time and I wanted to share the easiest dip I have ever made with you all to share with your families. I made this for our community group this week and it was definitely a hit and like I said, literally the easiest recipe ever! This recipe is great for both adults and kids! This would be a great recipe for a get together, dinner party dessert, or to make on a weekend when it is cold and you are feeling like s'mores :)

                 I found this recipe on Pinterest and I am so excited to share it with you. Even if you don't bake or cook a lot, this is a recipe for you especially haha! It's really that easy! Here is the recipe and details, I hope you enjoy it! :) Thanks for stopping by xo Tesla


Ingredients:
(I made a large batch of this, if you want to make a smaller batch for a few people then I would cut this recipe in half)
-6 Hersheys Chocolate bars 
-1 bag of large marshmallows
-1 box of regular graham crackers
-butter spray or pam spray

Details:
-Turn your oven on to 450
-Grease your dish with butter or pam spray
-Break apart all 6 Hershey bars and place those in the dish first
-Then, line up your marshmallows on top of the chocolate bars
-Then pop this into the oven at 450 for 5-7 minutes (keep an eye on this as you are wanting the marshmallows to brown on top)
Serve with graham crackers or graham sticks 
-Eat & Enjoy! :)

So easy, and so good!










11.09.2018

Baby Product: Olive Teal Designs


                Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! The weekend is upon us and I couldn't be more excited! With two baby showers recently, and researching all the products possible for Baby Rush come January, I wanted to share one small business that I love and have had the pleasure of receiving their product. I am always drawn to small business's and local stores and love the story behind the owner and their products. I am teaming up with Teal Olive Designs today to show you their super cute animal silicone teethers that are made with 100% certificated food grade non-toxic silicone (BPA, cadmium, phthalates, PVC and lead free).

                The animal silicone teethers, come in 6 different animals and 6 color variations of each animal. And since they are silicone, they are mold-free, and easy to clean! (Mom win!) I love the high quality of this product. They are made well and built to last, and you can definitely feel that while holding the product. I am so excited for Baby Rush to have one of Olive Teal Designs teethers and I love even more that they are actually safe and good to use for baby. The owner is a momma that lives in Georgia and here is a sweet picture of her and her son. She created this brand and product when she had her little guy and I couldn't be more impressed with her brand and products. 






                This sweet gal is sharing the love today and offering all of my friends & family & readers a coupon code if you also want one of her animal silicone teethers! I am so glad you are able to get a discount on this great product! This is a great gift for the holidays or for your little one at home. From 11/9-11/12 (until midnight) you will all be eligible for a discount of 20% off your entire order on her website if you use code: TESLA at checkout!

                What a deal!! 20% off your order is such a steal for this high quality baby product! I hope you love it as much as I do and can't wait to take pictures next year of our little one using the teether in real form haha!


20% off your order at checkout:
Use Code: TESLA


I hope you enjoy this post and go to Teal Olive Designs to check out all of their products! Here are some pictures of the teether that I chose and have at our house in preparation for baby Rush! I just love this product and know you will to! Thanks for reading and come back soon! xoxo Tesla

Thank you to Teal Olive Designs 

















11.05.2018

Indiana Baby Shower

               Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I wanted to pop in and share my Indiana baby shower with you this week. We had such a great weekend and I am so thankful for our family and friends. My mom and Mam hosted the shower at my grandma's church back home and my cousin Tanisha and my aunt Trudi did the games for the shower which was a lot of fun. We had such a great time! The theme of the shower was maps and airplanes which ties into the theme of the nursery as well. I love the map and travel theme idea and wanted to incorporate airplanes as well. The shower was adorable and my mom did such a great job creating the props and details.

              We had soup and sandwiches as well as a ton of desserts and punch. My best friend Jordan was able to fly in for the weekend from California as well and we had the best weekend catching up, shopping, and enjoying time together. Reed's family was also able to make it from Memphis as well. We had a packed weekend of a lot of fun back home and I loved every bit of it. Thank you to my wonderful mom and mam for a perfect baby shower to celebrate baby Rush. We are so thankful for you and love you both very much :) Here are the many pictures and details of the baby shower and I hope you enjoy! Thank you for stopping by and reading xoxo Tesla

















11.01.2018

Memphis Baby Shower

            Hi Friends! Happy Thursday! We are one day away from the weekend and I know you are just as excited as I am! Last weekend, we went to Memphis for my first baby shower hosted by our good family friend Karen Fesmire & sister-in-law Lauren Draffin. They hosted the shower and it was beautiful. It was at Chickasaw Country Club in Memphis and it was absolutely perfect!  My mom was able to come from Indiana and I loved having her there with me. My dad also made the trip and hung out with the guys back at the Draffin household. I am always so thankful to have such great parents and in-laws that get to spend time together. 

          We had chicken & waffles, candied bacon (it was amazing), different kinds of quiche, yogurt parfait's, blue macaroons, & mimosa's. It was a wonderful time! I loved the blue details and the monogrammed napkins were the icing on the cake :) Thank you so much to Karen and Lauren for a beautiful baby shower and to Barbara and her wonderful friends and family for coming to share this special time with us. I hope you enjoy the pictures below! And stay tuned next week because this coming weekend is my baby shower in Indiana! I can't wait to share about that shower as well :) Thank you as always for stopping by! xoxo Tesla
















10.29.2018

Baby Draffin: My 2nd Trimester

              Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! I can't believe my 2nd trimester is already gone, that went fast!! At the end of my first trimester, I shared all about how I felt and my experience and wanted to do the same for the 2nd trimester as well. So far, the second trimester has been the best for me. I feel better than the first and I have some energy back. The first trimester was full of emotions, nausea, and fatigue and thankfully the nausea is gone for now but the fatigue comes and goes. But hey, like I said I will take it and I am thankful for the good the bad and the ugly even though sometimes it's not pleasant.

           I have really enjoyed this trimester of pregnancy, not only because I am feeling better but because it has given me a chance to enjoy family time, activities, and attending events again.  I have also been able to start the nursery and actually take my time with it. We have a crib now and my dad recently came and painted one accent wall for us, which was awesome :) Thanks Dad! It is a blueish/grey color and the rest of the walls are a beige/neutral color. Reed and my dad assembled the crib a couple weekends ago which was fun to watch and see. My mom and I collected small decor pieces to add and found sheets for the crib which was fun. It is starting to come together slowly but surely. Reed recently built two hanging book shelves which I love! We started placing the books on the shelves and adding in some details to some spaces and it is coming along great. I have had more fun getting the closet together and putting all the tiny clothes on little hangers haha! :)


         I had my first baby shower in Memphis this past weekend and can't wait to share that later this week but wanted to fill you in on how the 2nd trimester was since I just entered the 3rd trimester this past weekend. Time is flying and I couldn't be more thankful, nervous, excited, and nervous haha I announced the babies name this past weekend and his name means a lot to us. Rush Atlas Draffin will be his full name. Rush was my great-great grandpa's name on my mom's side and Reed and I got engaged at Mount Rushmore in 2014. His first name is very special to us and his middle name Atlas comes from our trip to Alaska last summer. We were on our way home from Alaska, and I started a book and in the book the family had a little boy named Atlas and I fell in love with the name. This is where his middle name comes from. Reed picked the first name and I picked the middle name and it worked out great. We couldn't be more thankful for this season and thank God daily for this tiny little blessing that we will have in just three short months. We can't wait to meet you baby Rush! I will be back soon to share our Memphis baby shower! Thank you for reading and following along :)xoxo Tesla


10.05.2018

Halloween Invitations with Basic Invite

                Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a wonderful first week of October! With Halloween parties and events right around the corner, I wanted to give you some Halloween ideas for your party invites! As you all know, I am a sucker for a good invitation, stationery set, or card. I love paper and always have! I recently ordered several Halloween invitations as samples from a paper company online and I really enjoyed the options and quality of the brand. 

               My mom and I love Halloween! She actually hosts a Halloween party each year and the invitation is always a fun way to express to the guests what the party will be like. Whether the party is for Halloween Adult Party Invitations or for kids, the invitation should match the theme/feel of the party. It doesn't have to of course, but it definitely keeps things cohesive. Halloween is such a fun and spooky holiday and of course everyone needs to celebrate with scary movies, costume parties, and eating a ton of candy!

              I wanted to order several samples of Halloween invitations to see what they looked like in person before ordering. If you haven't heard of Basic Invite then let me tell you a little bit about the brand and why I really enjoyed ordering samples from them. One of the best parts about this stationery/paper/ invitation company is the wide variety of options/styles they offer.  I also love that you can order samples of any invitation before actually purchasing in bulk, which is amazing and exactly what I did.  You can customize your invitation to any event or party and pick from a wide range of high quality options.I loved the quality of this brand and wanted to share all of the details with you today! Basic Invite is a invitation/paper company based in Utah. They specialize in invitations, stationery, thank you cards, and so much more. 

              Here are some features to why this company is a little different from other stationery companies: 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. Which is awesome and definitely a key feature to why the company is a little different than most. 


Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows their customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. This is what I loved most of all! Not many companies will even give you this option to order a sample beforehand. This way you can really see and feel the paper and the quality before ordering in bulk (which I appreciate). 



Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one. I ordered the orange color for the inside of one of the envelopes to give me a good idea of the color and quality. I loved the color detail to the envelope and think it definitely gives a more personalized feel. 



Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. This is genius you guys, how great is this!?



Foil - Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. You can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

               Also, not only for Halloween but they also have over 500 Unique Christmas Cards designs and Holiday Photo Cards 2018. This is definitely a great company to order from and one that I will always keep in mind when looking for invitations. I am going to do the exact same thing with my Christmas cards and any Holiday parties that I might want to throw this year and order several samples ahead of time. Now, the best news of all! 

Right now, Basic Invite is offering a 30% off coupon for their website if you use coupon code: holl30


To order and browse go to: Basic Invite 

You can also follow Basic Invite on social media as well! 


I hope you enjoy these pictures below and my samples that I ordered with Basic Invite! :) xoxo Tesla









Here are several Basic Invite options for other cards/invitations as well!