Enter to win the all new Safety 1st Grow and Go 3 in 1 Convertible Car Seat!

Safety 1st Convertible Car Seat

Welcome to the Safety 1st Grow and Go Convertible Car Seat Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Safety 1st! Will you be traveling with a little one this 4th of July? It's so important to not only make sure your child is in a car seat appropriate for their age and size, but you also need to make sure it's installed correctly. Safety 1st is sharing summer travel tips that you'll want to be sure to read. When it comes to our kids, we can never be too safe, ... ...continue reading

Best DIY Quiet Books for Church or other Quiet Places!

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If you have a family of young kids, you know very well the hair-pulling stress of trying to keep them quiet for a given amount of time where you're among other adults also trying to keep their focus, whether this be at church, in a meeting, or on an airplane.  My mom put together a quiet book for me when I was little, but the things I've seen lately when it comes to these adorably assembled activity books are unreal.  If you feel like getting your craft on, I highly recommend putting together a ... ...continue reading

Lutron Electronics Giveaway! Win automated lighting for your home!

Lutron Electronics

I've teamed up with Lutron Electronics for this sponsored giveaway. A few weeks ago, I told you all about an easy way to save money on your electricity bill. After reading more about the Maestro Occupancy/Vacancy Sensing Switch by Lutron Electronics, I told my husband that we were buying one for every room in our new home! Not only does my toddler turn on the lights in nearly every room in our house (without ever turning them off!), I always seem to have my hands full with the new ... ...continue reading

Totally RAD throwback shows and movies to watch with your kids! #StreamTeam

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I've teamed up with Netflix for this post. I have to admit, I love seeing "Throwback Thursday" posts on social media. Every time I see the #TBT hashtag I hope to see a photo of someone I know from when we were kids in the 80's or 90's, wearing our favorite corduroy pants or Rainbow Bright T-shirts. I have the best childhood memories of hanging out with my brothers and cousins and watching our favorite shows and movies like Inspector Gadget, The Smurfs, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those TV ... ...continue reading

Bloom Theory Camera Straps Review & Giveaway! Mama & Babe Prize Package!

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If my house were on fire, and after all the kids were safely outside, I'd definitely go back in for my camera!  I just upgraded to the new Canon Rebel T6i and could 100% justify the purchase because I use my camera literally every single day!  Between blogging, documenting my children, and photography gigs, I feel like it is always around my neck.  As soon as I agreed to photograph my first wedding this summer (!), I decided that all I really wanted was a gorgeous camera strap to make me feel ... ...continue reading

The DIY No-Fail Anti-Boredom Car Kit for Kids

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We're hitting the road to Grandma's soon, and with three kids in the backseat, no DVD player, and a thousand+ miles ahead of us, I'm determined to go at least a few hours before I hear whining!  Here is my tried-and-true anti-boredom kit that I put together before every road trip since we started long road trips with our boys.  I'd recommend this assortment for ages 3-4, but customize it to your child's interests and attention span.  Behold, the contents of this super box: Some colorful ... ...continue reading

Reading is Fundamental + Macy’s Be Book Smart Summer Offer! {PLUS, a Macy’s Gift Card Giveaway with FIVE Winners!}

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I've partnered with Reading is Fundamental and Macy's for this post.  Summer is here! I know most kids are excited to have a break from school, but did you know that most children lose learning and skills they’ve built during the school year over the summer?  Truly, this can be considered a "make or break" time since students can either get ahead or fall behind academically, depending in large part on their resources and opportunities. Even though all students have the potential to lose some of ... ...continue reading

Refresh your meal routine with Lipton K-Cups – PLUS, a Target Gift Card Giveaway!

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I've teamed up with Lunchbox for this post.  Your summer is about to get a whole lot sweeter thanks to Lipton K-Cups! Living in the South, I like to think I know a little bit about sweet tea. After trying the Lipton Refresh Iced Sweet Tea K-Cups, I'm hooked! They're deliciously sweet and satisfyingly cool. The best part? Making this delicious iced tea is as easy as 1-2-3! In just a few simple sets you'll have refreshing Lipton iced tea to enjoy during all of your summer activities. So, grab ... ...continue reading

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Amazon is one of my all-time favorite places to shop and since I receive affiliate credit when any of you shop through my link, I wanted to spread the love a little and do a little self sponsored Amazon gift card giveaway to say THANKS! I truly appreciate you visiting and reading each day! Your support helps keeps this blog running. If you want to enter to win, just use the Giveaway Tools form below! Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 7/6/15 at 11:59 PM EST. Entry-Form Disclosure: ... ...continue reading

Summer Essentials for Kids! Plus, the “What Will Nana Do Next?” contest starts now!

Summer Essentials for Kids

I'm proud to partner with 3M for this post. We spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer months and over the past few years I've learned a few things about what to have on hand when you're navigating through heat and humidity with kids in tow. If you've ever packed a diaper bag for a day's outing, you know that kids need a lot of stuff. Well, you're going to need to add a few more things to your list during the summertime! Here are a few essentials items to keep your kids happy and, most ... ...continue reading

Celebrate Father’s Day with Dove Men+Care!

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I've teamed up with Lunchbox for this post about Dove Men+Care.  When I married my husband almost 6 years ago, there was so much that I admired about him. He was funny, loving, handsome, and genuinely caring and compassionate. Fast forward to now and he's still those things, but a couple things have changed. We're over the "honeymoon stage" of our relationship, and with two kids thrown into the mix our days are not always blissful and stress-free, but I'm certain that I love him now more than ... ...continue reading

Amp up your summer fiesta with these recipes and decor ideas!

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Are you gearing up for summer? It's definitely my favorite time of the year! We always plan several cookouts and parties during the summer months and this year is no exception. In fact, my little guy is turning three soon and we have lots of family coming into town and that means we need to start planning now to have lots of good food on hand and decor to make our guests feel right at home. Thankfully, summer season is fiesta season at Target and I can get all of our party essentials, like ... ...continue reading

An easy way to save energy and money on your electric bill! Maestro Occupancy/Vacancy Sensing Switch by Lutron Electronics

save energy and money on your electric bill!

I've partnered with Lutron for this post.  Our toddler has mastered turning the lights on in our home. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite get the concept of turning them OFF! I'm constantly running around after him flipping the lights off and saying things like, "Electricity isn't free, you know?!" Apparently I've turned into my mother, and now I totally understand why my brothers and I were scolded all those years for leaving the lights on. Forgetting to turn lights off is a universal problem and ... ...continue reading

DIY Birthday Invitations and More with GraphicStock [+ a GIVEAWAY and FREE printable Train Birthday Invitation]

GraphicStock Giveaway

Many thanks to GraphicStock for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to create my own DIY birthday invitations for Wubba's upcoming 3rd birthday! I admit, sometimes I just don't feel like I'm crafty enough to DIY birthday parties. I love browsing Pinterest for ideas, but I just don't have the time, especially with a newborn and a toddler! I was pleasantly surprised when I started browsing GraphicStock - a subscription-based website that provides members with unlimited downloads of ... ...continue reading

Sunshine Shoppe Supply Review & Giveaway!

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  My sister gave me a beautiful baby shower before I had Baby B a few months ago, and it was really the most thoughtful thing.  The entire time, I kept thinking that the only way I could really thank her would be to give her a gorgeous baby shower in return!  She is due with a girl at the end of the summer, and for weeks, I was planning this event.  In my search for gifts and activities and themes for the shower, I came across Sunshine Shoppe Supply, and fell absolutely in love with ... ...continue reading