Museum Of Ice Cream ūüć¶

If you haven’t heard the hype, you’re truly missing out! Yesterday I had the chance to venture out to Miami to visit the Museum of Ice Cream. Yes you read correctly, there is a museum dedicated to Ice Cream and it’s a blogger and photographers dream.

Just as you’ve all seen on Instagram, the rooms exude color and the vibe is fun. The museum is currently located on Collins as many of you know, they just closed the one in LA, aside from these locations there is also a San Francisco location.

As a lover of all things PINK, I was in heaven when I walked inside. First we were greeted by the Ice Cream tarot reader and she was a true character.

After meeting the tarot reader we had to come up with our “ice cream” names so I conveniently used the name “Sprinkle Meek” as in sprinkle me…. Cheesy perhaps but it was all in good fun.

The sprinkle pool was as cool as I’ve seen on Instagram. This is the only timed location, since it’s so popular. They gave us about 2 minutes to snap away and enjoy before the next group entered.

Oh and if you’re wondering, no the sprinkles are not real. They are plastic replicas actually. Still fun and great for photo opps.

I felt like a kid again! I was so amazed by the colors, the staff was so friendly and engaging. Be sure to come with a sweet tooth because you get to indulge in some delicious desserts like key lime ice cream cones, chocolate covered bananas and melted ice cream drink, which literally taste like MELTED ICE CREAM ūüć¶

The hands on exhibits made for a fun adventure and there were several children in the museum young and OLD.

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Although the tickets were more than I would normally pay for a museum,($38 a pop) I feel like the experience was totally worth it!

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If you’re able to snag some tickets I would highly recommend doing it ASAP, they sell out daily and they are limited to 2,000 tickets per day!

This just reminds me of how there are so many ways to make money out here! Utilize your creativity and always think outside the box. Seriously a freaking pop up museum of all ICE CREAM! This has been such a successful and innovative business venture and believe me there will be many other pop ups in the near future!

Be sure to check out the gift shop as well!

You can score anything from Sprinkle crowns, socks, a glass backgammon set to whip cream!

If you get a chance to visit be sure to comment below or tag me in Instagram! Until next time…..

XO,

Meka

Cooking with Kids

*The following post is sponsored by KidStir, all opinions are my own*

This weekend the kids and I hung out at home for some much need “mommy rest”, however, we were able to have some fun thanks to Kidstir. ¬†In case you’re not familiar with Kidstir, it’s a cool subscription box that sends kid friendly cooking utensils, as well as monthly recipes straight to your doorstep. ¬†IMG_2681

Elle and Maveric were super excited, they scanned through the cookbook and agreed on making Watermelon Cucumber smoothies.

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I love that the recipes are so kid friendly and they really make it exciting for the kids.  Elle and Maveric really took pride in creating these smoothies without any help.  I was basically there to capture the memories and assist with the use of the Ninja.  First step was cutting 2 cups of water melon, Maveric of course was the first to volunteer to complete this task.

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Elle completed the second step of peeling and deseeding the cucumber. ¬†This cute veggie peeler was a gift from kidstir and it’s so safe for them to use. ¬†I couldn’t believe how easy it was for Elle to peel.

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After gathering all of the ingredients the kids were able to blend and taste! ¬†The recipe took no more than 15 minutes and that’s with me taking pictures.

All in all the kids gave it 3 thumbs up! ¬†I have to say I truly enjoyed watching them work together creating these smoothies. ¬†I personally look forward to making the next item on our list. ¬†Stay tuned for S’mores Shakes!¬†IMG_2684

Be sure to snag a subscription box for your family, trust me you won’t be disappointed. ¬†It’s totally worth the $15.95! ¬†You can easily choose from 3 options:¬†1-5 kits: $15.95/kit, ¬†¬†6-9 kits: $14.50/kit or¬†10-12 kits: $12.95/kit. ¬†Click the link below to get started.

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Until next time,

XO,

Meka

S is for Spring & Soccer

*The following post is a sponsored blog post with Nuby, all opinions are my own *

Yesterday we started a new adventure with the #HWTH crew, Maveric started soccer! ¬†I can’t believe my little guy is about to be 4 and he’s already into sports. ¬†Currently the kiddo’s are taking swimming lessons and now we have soccer and next week Elle is hitting the pavement and starting out with the running club. ¬†With all of these extra curricular activities, it’s so important to stay hydrated and thanks to Nuby’s new Thirsty Kids water canteen we are doing just that!

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This canteen holds 12 oz of water which has been perfect during breaks. ¬†I love that it’s easy to grip and that the spout stays clean when closed. ¬†The silicone band makes it easy for little hands to grip as you can see above, and it’s BPA free.

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With this durable plastic we are surly going to make it through the entire season with this one.  Be sure to snag one for your active little person from Target . What are some of the activities that you have signed your little ones up to start this season?  IMG_0855

I’m not sure what it is about kids, and new cups but this one has received two thumbs up. ¬†Thanks to our friends at Nuby for the cool new canteen. ¬†Until next time….

XO,

Meka

 

 

 

DIY Playdough with Maveric

I had the pleasure of coming up with a fun kids DIY craft for my friends at The Craft Bar! Be sure to follow them on IG for more fun filled DIY projects, Sip and Paint Parties and Crafting Events! @thecraftbarsite 

Here’s a fun and easy way to make your kids all time favorite item!

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2 cups of Flour

1 cup of hot water

1/4 cup of salt

Food coloring of your choice

  • Mix together flour & salt
  • Add your choice of food color 4-5 drops to the water¬†img_7072
  • Pour the colored water into the flour mixture stirring as you pour¬†img_7077
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  • Separate the mixture and add additional colors¬†FullSizeRender (4)
  • Store in ziplock baggies
  • Enjoy!