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KRAFT SPACE JAM MAC AND CHEESE

 

My daughter is a big fan of Kraft Mac and Cheese and basketball! I have fond memories of the original Space Jam movie! So the best way to celebrate the new Space Jam Movie was to enjoy the limited edition Kraft Space Jam Mac and Cheese! We received the new mac and cheese from Influenster, and I must add it has been a huge hit at our house. So much so that, Lil Miss Rii also wanted to try her hand at stirring her mac and cheese, a bit(at least for the photo op)! 






Movie-inspired pasta shaped like Bugs Bunny and Basketball feature in the new Space Jam edition of Kraft Mac and Cheese. Loved how the pasta held its shape even after being cooked. The new boxes are adorned with Looney Tunes character favorites, including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Tweety Bird, Marvin the Martian, and the basketball star of the movie, LeBron JamesKraft Mac & Cheese Space Jam: A New Legacy is available at all major retailers, across the US.  Kraft Mac and Cheese has no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes – just the great taste you know and love. My daughter enjoyed the pasta and I enjoyed the nostalgia, so win-win. Did I mention, the limited edition pack is a family-sized one! 
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Disclaimer: I received the mac and cheese complimentary for testing purposes, from Influenster and Influenster Eats! 


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BUSINESS CASUAL WITH A RETRO VIBE : EXPRESS STYLE FILES

 








Fashion comes a full circle, well, almost! So for this month's Outfit Post with Express, I decided to treat that route. Puff Sleeves and Groovy prints are two trends of the 80s which are very popular right now. Add to them shoulder pads. What's not to love about that combination. Now that many of us are back in the office, I am constantly looking for outfit ideas. We have a business casual dress code for our office. I decided to style an outfit that was all about Business Casual With A Retro Vibe. 

My top from Express has puff sleeves and is beautifully structured. The print on it is Ikat, which is a dyeing technique originating in India. Ikat has been popular on the runways, for some time. Loved how moody this Ikat-inspired print is. I styled it with my favorite pair of Skinny Jeans, also from Express. Some blue statement earrings, nude pumps, and a shiny clutch. We are facing a heatwave in the Midwest, so the white jeans seemed like a great idea. Come Fall, I would pair this top with a leather skirt, some black booties, and maybe even a denim jacket! If you loved the outfit, then I have like the exact pieces below. 

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POLKA DOTS- DENIM MINI- HINTS OF PINK - WOVEN SANDALS

 





Ready to let my hair down and enjoy the weekend! Would you believe it I told you that pinks will be trending this Fall! While Pantone Fuschia Fedora will be the hottest fall color, I decided to channel Pantone Pale Rosette, as I prepare to transition to Fall! When it comes to color trends for any season, you could go all out or add accents. I have done the latter in my outfit, where I have subtly added Pink accents. 

My polka dots top is a recent purchase, which had pink notes to it. That gave me the idea of starting my series with styling Pinks! I have knotted the blouse to style it with a  denim mini. I am a denim lover, it's no secret. While I have styled a few recent outfits with different kinds of denim, I thought a denim mini outfit was long due. I plan this polka dot top, not knotted, with my dark wash denim, for work. Maybe throw a blazer on, when the weather gets cooler. And swap out the sandals for booties, and we can take elements of this outfit to Fall. 

My pink earrings from Nickel and Suede are a favorite of mine. I love to style them throughout the warmer months. And now the F/W runways have given me a reason to style them for Fall. My pink bag is a gift and so are my woven sandals. Speaking of my sandals, yes, finally tried out another one of this year's trends. I had been eyeing this trend for so long, but couldn't commit it. Finally, a gift fulfilled my wish. I have outgrown heels mostly, so glad that I have a new addition to my collection of flats. 

Hope you like this outfit as much as I had fun styling it! 

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VINE SELTZERS FROM KC WINE CO

 


Poolside-Happy Hour with KC Wine Co. Vine Seltzers! Is there any better way to soak in the last rays of Summer! Its the last few days before school starts, and this momma needed to cue in relaxation! What better way to do it than by the poolside, taste testing the new Vine Seltzers. 

 Inspired by their popular Vine Coolers KC Wine Co. Vine Seltzers are now available in three different flavors: Sangria Spritz, Lemon Cello, and Peach Bellini!

KC Wine Co is veteran-owned and women-led. They are well known for their handmade boozy treats, be they Vine Coolers or Vine Seltzers. Their Vine Seltzers are the perfect example of what you might call a boutique seltzer, which can make even the most ordinary moments, special. 

Personally, I prefer a seltzer if I am looking for a poolside drink. KC Wine Co. Vine Seltzers have 4.2% ABV, are sweetened with stevia extracts, and are only 90-100 calories. And you can’t miss the signature refreshing taste of K Wine Co Vine Seltzers. They are available at your local liquor store in Kansas and Missouri, or at the Kc Wine Co winery in Olathe, Kansas. If you didn't know, I am a resident of Olathe! And I will always try my best to support a local business. There is a map on the website of KC Wine Co, which you can use to find out which stores are carrying your new favorite seltzer. If your local liquor store isn’t carrying them yet, then you can submit a request.



So whether you need to cue in the Do Not Disturb Mode by the poolside, or need a happy hour with your friends, whether it's an end of Summer backyard picnic or a date night at home, KC Wine Co. Vine Seltzers, are bound to make it spirited! 


Thanks KES Studio and KC Wine Co for gifting me the seltzers! 
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ATOMIC COWBOY, KC : GRAND OPENING

If you are looking for an absolute food fest in Kansas City, then you have to head to Atomic Cowboy. There’s a reason why the experts at Food Network recommend them! Atomic Cowboy opened in Westport during the pandemic and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. 

Atomic Provisions’ Kansas City location is housed in the Historic City Ice Building on the south side of the Westport neighborhood. Love the contrast the decor creates - the limestone walls, the timber, with the eclectic neon signs! Four different concepts under one roof! Biscuit Sandwiches from Denver Biscuit Co, New York-style pizza from Fat Sully's Pizza soft-serve ice cream from Frozen GoldI know I have featured my fair share of food halls, but Atomic Cowboy is different. Your server takes care of your entire food order and also your craft cocktails. Now that’s a first for KC!


The Kansas City location is the first one outside of Colorado! It was really fun to meet owner Drew Shader, and discuss all things food. For instance, most foodies are familiar with the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives episode where Guy Fieri heads to Atomic Provisions. The southern-style gourmet biscuit sandwich Franklin was featured on the show, and I knew I had to try that first. Buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese smothered in housemade sausage gravy or vegetarian mushroom gravy. 


If Franklin is already a TV star, then Lola is a start contender herself. Another gourmet biscuit sandwich - buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, housemade honey butter, covered in maple syrup. If this wasn't enough, then you can sub your biscuit with a biscuit french toast. 

If Denver Biscuit Co is their breakfast spot, then Atomic Cowboy is primarily a nighttime bar that is well-known for its craft cocktails and selection of beer. I opted for their Breakfast Sangria and my husband opted for their Elderflower Drop.





Garlic parmesan chicken wings loaded fries and smash burgers add to the mix! 

Pizza slices the size of your face, from Fat Sully's pizza! Who doesn't love a good New York-style pizza! You can either opt for pizza by the slice or a 26-inch pie. 

If you have a sweet tooth, then the Dessert Knots tossed in Oreos is a must-have. 
Frozen Gold serves gourmet soft-serve ice cream with flavorful, unique specialty toppings. I opted for Basic B- vanilla soft-serve, sea salt caramel, and chocolate dip. My daughter opted for Cookie Crumbles- vanilla soft serve, Oreo crumbs, chocolate chip cookies crumbs, brown sugar fudge softcore. My husband opted for Thick Mint-chocolate soft serve, Andes mint, chocolate crumble, brown sugar softcore. 



When you are planning a trip to Atomic Cowboy, make sure you arrive hungrily! And might I recommend pants with an elastic waistband! I know I am doing just that when I head there next with my crew! I don’t think I have eaten as much in one night as much as I ate at Atomic Cowboy.  Thanks, Page Communications and Atomic Cowboy for hosting us.


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