Skincare tips to live by, PLUS save on Pond’s at Target! #SeeForYourself and #Ponds

skincare tips

I've partnered with Lunchbox to share these skincare tips with you. I remember the first time I really started caring about how I looked. I was about 12 years old and just starting middle school. Of course, right before school started I ended up with the biggest pimple in the free world. It could have had it's own zip code! I was stressed and my mom could tell. Although she laughed it off, she took this opportunity to teach me a few lessons about skin care. I truly took these tips to heart, and ... ...continue reading

Race Car Bedroom featuring the Step2 Hot Wheels Toddler To Twin Race Car Bed {PLUS, a GIVEAWAY!}

race car bedroom

I've partnered with Step2 for this post about Race Car Bedroom Ideas. Like many little boys his age, my son is in love with race cars. He's just reaching that full-on stage of make believe play and Hot Wheels are some of his favorite toys. In fact, we used them as potty training incentives and he was so excited to get new "Hot Cars" (as he calls them), that he was fully potty trained within just a few days. To celebrate this big milestone, we decided to upgrade his room to a super cool "big ... ...continue reading

Disney / Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur – NEW Trailer, Poster, and Images are HERE! #GoodDino

The Good Dinosaur Poster

I am SO ready for The Good Dinosaur! I've already told my little guy that he might be getting a special treat over Thanksgiving weekend and I definitely plan on taking him to see this film. It looks SO cute! Disney /Pixar films are by far his favorite, so I'm anticipating that he's going to love this one. I'm sure his Dad and I will enjoy it too! The new poster was just released (doesn't it look magical?!). Plus, there are new images and a new trailer (see below!). Here is the ... ...continue reading

This Season’s Hottest New Toy: PLAYMATION Marvel Avengers!

playmation box

I've partnered with Disney's Playmation Marvel Avengers for this post. My boys can spot a delivery truck a mile away and they will squeal and squeal to get that package into their hot little hands.  They'll run it over to me, totally confident that a new toy is inside, sent straight from Santa or Grandma, or someone else who loves them.  Usually, the contents are something devastatingly ordinary, like a computer part or fabric or diapers, but once in a while, the package really IS for them, and ... ...continue reading

The Journey Home DVD Prize Pack (with Visa Gift Card!) Giveaway!

The Journey Home giveaway

Samples & prizing are provided by RLJ Entertainment. I feel like I'm getting really old and really predictable and I just long for an adventure!  Or maybe I just need to start taking my little boys on some serious excursions and giving them opportunities for adventures of their own that I can be a part of.  I believe that everyone needs to experience a sort of journey of discovery, an opportunity to wander out of your daily routine, a chance to do something new or brave, or just to learn ... ...continue reading

Our Spirit Halloween “What’s in the Box” Challenge Costumes!

spirit halloween hawkeye

I've partnered with Spirit Halloween for this post. Remember how last week, we had a box reveal for the assortment of costumes and accessories from Spirit Halloween?  My boys were over the moon with their items and have hardly put them down!  I hit up our local Spirit Halloween store to pick up the last few finishing touches for our costume outfits, and we're excited to show you what we came up with! If you've ever searched or shopped for Halloween costumes, surely you've heard of Spirit ... ...continue reading

30 DIY Christmas Gifts to Start Making Now!

DIY Christmas Gifts

I love handmade gifts! To spend your (valuable!) time to make someone a special gift really means so much. Christmas will be here before you know it, so now is a good time to start planning - and start crafting. I've rounded up 30 DIY Christmas gifts that you should start making... like now! From binky clips to bath salts to jewelry, you'll be sure to find something on this list fitting for your loved ones. 1. Lace Crocheted Headband | Hopeful Honey 2. DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet | ... ...continue reading

25 Adorable First Birthday Party Ideas!

first birthday party ideas

For my little guy's first birthday, we were super low-key. We didn't do anything fancy - just family, food, and cake. Not that he knew the difference, but deep down I felt that I didn't do my son's first birthday justice. Now that our little lady has arrived, I've already started thinking about how special her first birthday will be. This might be our last baby, so I'm going all out for this one! I've been bookmarking some of my very favorite ideas and I'm so excited to share this fantastic list ... ...continue reading

WIN a PullyPalz!

PullyPalz Giveaway

Today over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Kim is reviewing PullyPalz. You may have seen them featured on Shark Tank. Find out what Kim and her little girl thought of PullyPalz HERE. One lucky reader will also WIN a PullyPalz plus a set of Teethers! This giveaway will end on October 16th, 2015 at 11:59pm ET. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck! Entry-Form Disclosure: Kim received the items mentioned at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are her own. ... ...continue reading

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum Review & Giveaway!

shark giveaway

We've have a pretty bad track record with vacuums around here.  In the past, we've gone for the cheapest options and have gotten just about what we paid for -- poor vacuums that don't last the year.  I was honestly a little relieved to just leave our vacuum behind when we moved to Boston, where for 5 years, we had hardwood floors throughout the house.  Going vacuum-less and sticking with sweeping and mopping wasn't going to fly when we moved to student family housing with carpet throughout the ... ...continue reading

Win 5 Essential Oils from GEO Essential Oils!

Win Essential Oils

Today Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy is talking all about essential oils from GEO on her blog. Have you tried essential oils yet? Whether you're new to the world of essential oils or have been using them for years, you won't want to miss her post! Click HERE to read what she had to say. I'm teaming up with Janessa today to share with my readers a chance to win 5 essential oils from GEO! The winner will receive Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Oregano, and Lavender essential oils! This ... ...continue reading

Keeping your child safe – why baby monitors aren’t just for infants!

baby monitors

I've partnered with Motorola for this post.  Since September is Baby Safety Month, I wanted to touch on a key piece in my parenting toolbox - the baby monitor. One of the first things that comes to mind when you think about "baby safety" is a probably a monitor. Especially for first time mothers, a baby monitor can give that extra peace of mind that we all need. In those early stages of parenting a newborn and infant, you're hyper-alert. Every sound that comes from baby's room causes you to ... ...continue reading

Help change a life with the Vanity Fair BOGOGO promotion! #BrasChangeLives

Vanity Fair BOGOGO

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation. When I told you I was thrilled to be a Vanity Fair ambassador, I mentioned that one of the main reasons was because of Vanity Fair's partnership with Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an international, not-for-profit organization that truly changes the lives of the women who walk through ... ...continue reading

Spirit Halloween Costumes “What’s in the Box” Reveal!

box reveal

I have partnered with Spirit Halloween for this post. Let me preface this post by saying that I have a crazy love for Halloween costumes and I really love a good challenge, so when I heard that Spirit Halloween was doing a "Mystery Box" challenge, I knew I just had to get my hands in this! Spirit Halloween is the LARGEST Halloween retailer in the U.S., having been in the Halloween business for 32 years and they have over 1,150 locations across North America!  They are quite the one-stop ... ...continue reading

Adventure Time – Lumpy Space Princess Birthday Cake!

adventure time cake

One of my husband’s favorite TV shows is Adventure Time. Yes, I said Husband! :-) Although, I have to admit, I do like watching it too. We’ve had a lot of laughs while watching that show. For the past few years, I have made a character from the TV show for my hubby’s birthday cake. First it was Jake, then BMO, and now my friends… I have tackled Lumpy Space Princess (or LSP for short). If your little one(s) or hubby loves this show, follow along to make your very own Lumpy Space Princess ... ...continue reading