5 Reasons to GREEN your cleaning routine, featuring Frosch eco-friendly cleaners. {Plus, a Big Giveaway}!

Frosch

I've teamed up with Frosch to share this information about green cleaning. How many cleaners do you have in your home? If you're like most of us, you have a couple for the bathroom, a couple for the kitchen, one to make the glass shiny, and so on. You probably use several of them at once on cleaning day. But do you know what's in those brightly colored bottles? Those harsh chemicals and noxious fumes can be bad for your health and for the environment. Have you ever thought about going green ... ...continue reading

Check out the new Netflix original series Dinotrux – plus I’ve got FREE printable Dinotrux activity sheets!

Netflix Dinotruc

As a member of the Stream Team, I've teamed up with Netflix for this post.  My little man is gearing up for another year of preschool, and while I'm pretty sure he's looking forward to seeing his darling friends again, I know a new year comes with changes and a little uncertainty. Now that we're closing in on the end of summer break, I've been trying to prepare him for the changes ahead. We've gotten back into our stricter bedtime routine, started waking up a little earlier, and we've been ... ...continue reading

Inside Out birthday party featuring the Step2 WonderBall Fun House! {PLUS, a GIVEAWAY!}

WonderballFunHouse

Hello out there! Courtney here, and today I am so excited to be here and share my Inside Out party featuring the Step2 WonderBall Fun House!  I've partnered with Step2 for this review and what a fun partner they have been! They were so generous as to send me the WonderBall Fun House for my tiny humans to enjoy. I thought this would be a perfect birthday present for my 3 year old and so I made it the centerpiece for her Disney / Pixar's "Inside Out" themed party! I opened the box the night ... ...continue reading

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea with Free Printables!

Teacher gift idea

I've teamed up with Fiskars to showcase this back to school teacher gift idea.  Parents rejoice - it's back to school season! My little guy is starting his second year of preschool and he could not be more excited. I let him pick out his own backpack and he's been busy packing it up in anticipation of school starting up again. If you have any friends who are teachers, you know that many of them don't have enough in their budget for necessary supplies or those little "extras" for their ... ...continue reading

Win an ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Tablet!

Win ASUS Tablet

Welcome to the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro! The ZenPad S 8.0 is a brand new tablet recently released from ASUS. The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 features an alluring look and was inspired by the ASUS Zen design philosophy of crafting harmonious beauty and functionality. With its clean lines and metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges, the ASUS ZenPad has refined, luxurious styling that fits any ... ...continue reading

Save a pretty penny on the best in beauty with the Bold Metals Collection! {PLUS, a $100 Gift Card Giveaway – TWO Winners!}

Bold Metals Brushes

I've teamed up with Lunchbox for this post about the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection. There's one thing that I don't skimp on, and that's makeup. There's just no substitution for a product that performs well time and time again. That's why I have no problem spending a decent amount of money at my favorite stores, like MAC, Sephora, and Ulta. Of course, if you're going to have the products, you need the tools to use them, right? That's why I quickly got on board to try out the Real ... ...continue reading

Win 1 of 2 Kmart Gift Cards For Your Back to School Shopping!

Win Kmart

My friend Janessa over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy is talking about back to school shopping today. Click HERE to read what she had to say. School is starting -- now's the time to finish up your back to school shopping! Get everything you need for back to school in Kmart stores or online at Kmart.com/backtoschool. Kmart is sponsoring a fun giveaway Janessa's readers and she's sharing it with mine as well! Kmart wants to help with your back to school purchases! One lucky reader will receive one ... ...continue reading

Check out the new Step2 Fall products AND enter to win any THREE! {BIG GIVEAWAY!}

Step2 Fall Giveaway

The kids are heading back to school and fall is just around the corner. With the arrival of Fall comes the arrival of a whole new lineup of amazing products from Step2, and the lineup this Fall does not disappoint! From a new Hotwheels Race Car Bed, to 4 fabulous new kitchen sets, to a brand new fun house that integrates balls -- you'll find all of those items and more in stores this fall! I have to tell you, my little guy FLIPPED when I showed him the Hot Wheels Toddler-To-Twin Race Car Bed! ... ...continue reading

5 Ingredients or Less Dinner Ideas

dinner ideas

Have you ever found a recipe on Pinterest and thought, "Oh my word, I'm making that!"... only to find out you need 39 ingredients. On top of that, some of them you've never even heard of and seriously doubt you can get locally? I get so utterly disappointed when that happens. I like to keep our meals simples, yet still delicious. That's why I've rounded up 25 recipes that have only 5 ingredients or less. Most are perfect for weeknight meals too! 1. Italian Chicken Green Beans and Potatoes | ... ...continue reading

NEW Zoocchini Backpacks! Enter to win a Kids Backpack Pals of your choice!

KIDS BACKPACK PALS GIVEAWAY

I've partnered with Zoocchini to show you their fun new product!  You guys know that I love Zoocchini! Their products are so well made and really stand out. Their love for animals, nature and color really shines through everything they create. I've had the pleasure of working with Zoocchini quite a few times, and I just adore their super cute baby and children's products. I get excited every time I see they've released a new product, and their latest addition to the ZOO is no exception! Allow ... ...continue reading

Learning how to be a good mom.

how to be a good mom

Last night I realized that I've been doing something awful to my daughter. She is 5 months old today. At her 4 month check up she was 16lbs 2 oz. Everyone remarks how big she is. How heavy she is. I pick her up and she really does feel heavy. And here's the awful thing I do... When I let someone else hold her, I find myself apologizing to them, saying "Sorry she's so heavy." As I reflected on my behavior, I realize I do more. I joke about her head being too big. It's in the 98th percentile. I ... ...continue reading

DIY Baby Shower Invitations using BeFunky – with FREE Printables!

DIY Baby Shower Invitations

I've partnered with BeFunky to showcase how easy it is to create DIY baby shower invitations.  As a blogger, I do a lot of photo editing and graphic design. While there can be a steep learning curve to learn how to take amazing photos, editing programs really have come a long way and can do wonders! Gone are the days of needing to invest in super expensive software to edit and optimize your photos or create awesome graphics. These programs are totally unnecessary for most people and have tons ... ...continue reading

Dinner at Deuxave: 5-Courses featuring Hood Cream!

deuxave

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Hood Cream. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I'm becoming one of those people who eats at a nice restaurant and tries to pick apart the best recipes in my mind so that I can recreate them at home.  I don't know how many times I've tried to replicate a certain melting chocolate dessert at home, but its getting to be obsessive!  Last week, I had the huge ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a NEW Step2 Push Along Buddy!

Step2 Push Along Buddy

Welcome to the Looking Forward to Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by yours truly and Lindsey Blogs. Summer is coming to a close, school is starting soon and it’s time to start looking forward to Fall. Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 – so be sure to hop around to them all below! One of my favorite things about fall is the gorgeous weather! Living in Florida, late fall is when we can finally get outside for more than just a short while. I'm really looking forward to some ... ...continue reading

RECARO Performance SPORT Combination Harness to Booster Seat Review + GIVEAWAY!

Recaro-Performance-SPORT

I've teamed up with RECARO for this review of the Performance SPORT. Earlier this week, I was loading up the kids and the groceries next to a man who you might say looked a little rough around the edges.  He saw our new car seat in the back and said, "A RECARO baby seat.  Cool!"  I thought, how odd, that this stranger would be in the know about car seats, but then I noticed that he had racing stickers on his truck and clearly, he was familiar with the brand from the racing world, and approved ... ...continue reading