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Giveaway: Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag

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Skip Hop‘s Duo Signature takes your favorite diaper bag to the next level of functionality and style.

The updated Duo Signature boasts a bevy of new features that moms and dads have requested. The new zip-top closure ensures belongings stay securely in the bag. We added tote handles for versatility and an easy-access tech pocket. The new front panel design allows for more storage and stability while keeping items at the bottom of the bag easily accessible. . The Duo Signature still has all the classic components of the original including our patented shuttle clips that easily convert it from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag. Signature is a classic redesign for the next generation of parents.

We are giving away a Skip Hop Duo Signature bag to 2 lucky readers ($60/ea).

One easy way to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This contest ends Thursday, July 3 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to Canada & U.S. residents only. Good luck!
*contest rules*
Congratulations to the winner of our Snapper Rock giveaway: Cassandra!

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Phone to Table: FarmVille Releases Recipes You Can Make at Home

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Courtesy FarmVille

Haven’t tended to your FarmVille crop in a while? It’s time to get cooking — literally!

To celebrate the game’s 5th birthday (yup, you’ve been procrastinating with plowing fields and raising livestock for five full years), game creator Zynga is rolling out a series of in-game dishes made with your virtual harvest — along with corresponding real-world recipes.

Starting Tuesday, whip up a virtual feast of foods — blackened catfish sweet potato fries, raspberry ice pops — in a summer cook-off in FarmVille 2: Country Escape; then, hit your home kitchen to make the same dishes for dinner.

The recipes, from Zynga executive chef Matty DuTrumble, will be featured in the upcoming FarmVille to Table cookbook (clever, guys), but DuTrumble gave PEOPLE the scoop on a few highlights.

The vanilla cupcakes, pictured above, are made with cake flour for maximum fluffiness and topped with a homemade mint buttercream frosting.

The grilled cheese, served on a homemade biscuit, looks nothing like the virtual grilled cheese, but we won’t complain. It’s an easy, cheesy fix (and can even double as breakfast).

Whip up both tonight for a dinner-dessert one-two punch!

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Grilled Cheese
Makes 10

3¾ cup flour
2 tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, cold cubed
1 cup buttermilk
10 slices tomato
20 slices cheese (cheddar or Gruyère)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly; add buttermilk until moistened to become dough.

3. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into desired size and shape (roughly the size of an English muffin).

4. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Once cooled, cut the biscuits in half and toast so that the inside is lightly browned

5. Create a sandwich using a slice of tomato and two slices of cheese as “bread.” In a non-stick pan, sauté each side just like you would a grilled cheese.

6. Once the cheese is melted, salt and pepper each side and place between the toasted biscuit halves. Repeat with other 9 sandwiches.

Vanilla Mint Cupcakes
Makes 12

2 eggs
½ cup butter, at room temperature
⅔ cup + ¼ cup sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1¾ cups cake flour, sifted
2 tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup milk
⅛ tsp. cream of tartar
Mint frosting (recipe below)

1. Separate eggs when they’re cold. Cover and let them come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter until soft. Add ⅔ cup sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Slowly add egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated.

3. With the mixer on low, alternately add flour, baking powder, salt and milk, beginning and ending with flour.

4. In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until they hold soft peaks. Gradually add ¼ cup sugar and continue beating until they hold stiff peaks. Using a spatula, fold egg whites into cake batter.

5. Pour batter into lined cupcake tins and bake for 20 minutes. Once fully cooled, frost with mint frosting.

Mint Frosting

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3-4 cups confectioner’s sugar
¼ cup milk
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
⅛ tsp. pure peppermint extract

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes.

2. With mixer on low speed, add 3 cups sugar, milk, and both extracts; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining cup of sugar to reach desired consistency.

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5 Over-The-Top Celebrity Kid Birthday Bashes

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In Hollywood, celebrity parents shell out unbelievable amounts of money to throw big birthday parties for their babies.

Let’s look at five celebrity tots whose birthday bashes rank among the most lavish seen in the last few years.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went all out for North’s first birthday party, which was branded by the couple as “Kidchella.” The mini music festival in Calabasas, California, boasted a karaoke stage, Ferris wheel and entertainment for guests of all ages. Nori wore a flower-power inspired dress and enjoyed a three-tier tie-dyed cake.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z spared no expense to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. Clocking in at a rumored $200,000, Blue Ivy’s party featured a princess theme and was replete with pink and white roses. Costumes, jewelry and gifts were provided for all of Blue Ivy’s friends and their parents. In addition to the party and an extravagant cake, Blue Ivy received a diamond-encrusted Barbie from her parents valued at $80,000.

For her fifth birthday, Suri’s parents – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes threw her a circus-themed party complete with live elephants and giraffes. Thanks to the little girl’s love for Alice in Wonderland, the party was attended by professional actors dressed in full costume and guests dressed in fanciful attire inspired by Alice. The party reportedly cost some $20,000 and was thrown at the private residence shared by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the time.

Kingston is the apple of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s eyes, and that was clear at his fourth birthday party. His famous parents spent a whopping $15,000 on their firstborn son’s birthday!  The relaxed Los Angeles bash featured a variety of snack foods, a lemonade stand, cotton candy machine and big birthday cake. Kingston’s parents kept the party kid focused with entertainment including super hero characters, bouncy houses, live birds, balloon artists and face painters.

Notoriously private, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt didn’t publicize the details of daughter Zahara’s seventh birthday party. Nonetheless, Angelina was spotted out in Sherman Oaks buying a new wardrobe for Z, and celebrity bloggers speculated that the family threw a fun party with an African-inspired theme in their home.

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See This Adorable Baby Discover the Comedic Possibilities of Eyebrows

UPDATED 06/24/2014 at 02:00 PM EDT Originally published 06/24/2014 at 01:20 PM EDT

Stop whatever you’re doing right now. Go to a mirror. Raise your eyebrows. Try not to smile.

It’s hard, right? And it becomes downright impossible when you’re seeing it happen for the first time.

That’s the lesson little Leon learned in this heartwarming video, as the tiny tot discovered how funny it was to raise his eyebrows in the mirror. Each face he pulls is more hilarious than the last.

Is Leon the next Jim Carrey? His parents certainly seem to think so, and we’re not betting against him.

If he’s serious about this comedy thing, all Leon needs is a lesson on the quadruple take and he’ll be a star.

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The dancing Korean baby

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