Awesome toy alert! Lincoln Logs \"The Collector\'s Edition Homestead\" Review and Giveaway!

Lincoln Logs

I'm going to show my age for a moment here and say that I remember the good ole' days when toys didn't have a touch screen and there weren't apps for everything.  My childhood toys were all based on imaginative play - Cabbage Patch Kids, Barbie Dolls, Lincoln Logs - you get the idea.  I remember playing in our finished basement for hours with my Lincoln Logs set and building and rebuilding until my heart was content.  Sturdy, classic, wooden toys.  Ah, the memories!  That's why I was SO excited ... ...continue reading

Cake Lingerie Maternity and Nursing Bras Review & Giveaway


Isn't it funny how in your childbearing years, you find yourself frequently cycling your wardrobe in and out, based on your lifestyle at the moment?  After I haul out the box of maternity clothes and pack up my skinny jeans for a season, before I know it, I'm back in the storage closet pulling out the nursing wear.  Nursing tops, nursing dresses, and most importantly, nursing bras!  A good nursing bra is an absolute staple, and there's no way to get around it if you're breastfeeding.  If you're ... ...continue reading

DIY Trick or Treat Bag! A quick and easy idea to compliment your child’s Halloween costume!

trick or treat bag

I teamed up with Netflix and the #StreamTeam for this post.  Halloween is almost here!  This will be my little guy's third Halloween (he's just over two years old), but this will be his FIRST time trick-or-treating!  I think he's finally old enough to understand the concept and I couldn't be more excited to load him in our wagon and cruise around our neighborhood on Halloween night.  Since my toddler is OBSESSED with trains lately, I knew I wanted to tie that into his costume, so when I saw an ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle from GiGGo Toys!

Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and GiGGo Toys wants to help raise awareness and funds to help find a cure! That's why a portion of sales from the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in PINK will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Based out of Long Island, New York, GiGGo Toys designs, manufactures, and distributes 6 & 12 volt battery ride-on toys for children ages 2-8. Their entire mission is to bring fun toys to kids! They encourage kids of all ... ...continue reading

Jamberry Nails Flash Giveaway Winner


Ready to see who won the Jamberry Nails Flash Giveaway? Just check below for your name! If you love these giveaways, please help us by entering! Our reach is down on Facebook and fewer and fewer people are seeing our posts. Each and every "like", comment, and share helps so much more than you know!   The lucky winner of this giveaway is Amanda Ross! Please send me a private message on Facebook within 48 hours to claim your prize. I'll just need your name and email address to ... ...continue reading

Brolly Sheets: Waterproof Mattress Pads Review & Giveaway!


Potty-training is not my favorite stage of motherhood.  It actually wasn't all that bad when we took the plunge with our toddler, and he caught on really quick, but because he's such an intensely deep sleeper at night, we left "night potty training" for later.  Later is now, and its not so much fun.  I decided that if I was going to be changing an exceptional number of sheets soon, I needed some sort of sheet protector or mat or anything that was going to make these middle-of-the-night bed ... ...continue reading

Baby Cargo Fiona Bag Giveaway!

Baby Cargo Fiona

We're Baby Cargo fans around here.  I had the opportunity to review the Baby Cargo Georgi Bag last year and I love the style and functionality.  That's why I was thrilled when Baby Cargo came out with a brand new bad this year, the Fiona Bag.  This diaper bag is super versatile and holds a ton, while still being lightweight and fashionable.  We're so happy to offer one lucky reader a Baby Cargo Fiona Bag in Cool Aqua! Here's a little more information about the Baby Cargo Fiona Bag from ... ...continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Puree: How to Cook Your Pumpkin (and Enjoy it Year Round)


If you're like me and you're a complete Fall-fanatic, chances are, you have already bought several pumpkins this season.  There is a pair on your porch, one that the kids have painted up, another ready to carve, and another still in your car trunk.  Its just so hard to stop when you see the perfect pumpkin looking up at you every time you're at the grocery store and you keep taking field trips to the pumpkin patch!  When the big, spooky holiday comes and goes, what do you do with all these ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Celestial Seasonings Prize Pack + $75 Walmart Gift Card! #CelestialTea

Celestial Seasonings

Special thanks to Celestial Seasonings and Walmart for sponsoring this conversation and giveaway.  I drink coffee habitually in the mornings, but some afternoons and evenings, I just need a good cup of tea.  This is especially true now that the cooler weather is rolling in.  Nothing warms you up like a steaming hot mug of tea... mmmm!   No matter if I'm feeling stressed, relaxed, sleepy, or wired - there's a Celestial Seasonings tea to meet my needs and I love that I can get many of them at ... ...continue reading

Adult Acne? How I am taking control of my skin with Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH!

Rodan + Fields Unblemish

When I was a teen and in my twenties, I had pretty great skin.   Sure, I'd get a pimple every now and then, but it was no big deal and a few blemishes didn't impede my lifestyle at all.  I think I was just blessed with decent skin in my teens, but a large part of having great skin in my 20's had to do with being on birth control.  It wasn't until we decided to start a family and I came off of the pill in my early 30's that I realized how much being on the pill had helped.  During pregnancy, I ... ...continue reading

FinFun Mermaid Tail Giveaway!

Fin Fun Mermaid

In 2010, Karen's granddaughter Emily asked her to design a mermaid tail that she could use for swimming.  With over 50 years of experience behind her, Karen accepted the challenge and created her very first mermaid tail.  The tail was a big hit among Emily and her sister Sarah, and soon all of their friends started asking how they could get a tail of their own.  Soon, FinFun Mermaid Tail was born. I'm sure most women can recall a time during their childhood when they dreamed of being a ... ...continue reading

We’re On the Go with Jif To Go Dippers #MC #GetGoing #Sponsored


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Do you feel like you're always on the go?  Goodness, when are we not?!  Where did our carefree and unplanned days of childhood youth go?  I feel like every single day is occupied with doctor visits, library classes, errands, and playgroups.  All good things, but it does feel like we're always running from ... ...continue reading

Evenflo Feeding Prize Package Giveaway

Win Evenflo

For over 85 years, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant equipment and is now one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Evenflo began as a company that solely distributed baby care products. We have now expanded to meet all the needs of children from birth to the pre-school years, including a myriad of products such as car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards and activity products, among others. ... ...continue reading

Organize your Nail Polish! #DIY Nail Polish Organizer


I've always loved doing my nails!  I think it is one of the best pick-me-ups and it is so fun to add some color for upcoming events, vacations, and parties.  I've struggled to find a way to organize it all besides just throwing them in a bag or shoe box, so a nail polish organizer has always been on my to-do list.  Before this week, my nailpolish stash looked like this: What a mess.  Can you relate? I decided I could make a wall rack for roughly $5 and get all of these bottles out of ... ...continue reading

Pampers & Babies\"R\"Us Halloween Giveaway


This is a guest post from Janessa of the blog Thrifty Nifty Mommy. She received the items mentioned  at no cost to facilitate this post, courtesy of P&G and Babies"R"Us. Halloween is almost here! It's so fun to see the little ones dressed in their costumes! As I looked back over past Halloween pictures, I couldn't help but smile at the cuteness! I have such good memories of trick-or-treating with my little ones! There is a lot of excitement in our house this year for Halloween! The ... ...continue reading