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’m 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

Hey Shoe Lovers! Review & Giveaway of Fall Fashions from Shoetopia!


We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own - so be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below and don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize Giveaway - from Step2! There are a lot of things that can make any ... ...continue reading

Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat Giveaway!

Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat

Looking for a stylish seating solution for your child?  Summer Infant has you covered with their Bentwood Booster Seat, and we're giving one away to one lucky winner! Here is a little more information about the Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat from Amazon: The bentwood booster seat is a stylish, lightweight wood seat that is a great feeding booster seat. 3-position recline and high seat back for child's comfort Included chair straps secure booster to chair Removable, ... ...continue reading

Graco Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat Giveaway

Graco Playard

Welcome to the Graco Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat giveaway, sponsored by Graco and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro. The Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Nuzzle Nest Sway Seat is the first playard that offers motion to keep your precious little one content. The cozy seat sways, vibrates and rocks for endless hours of relaxation and entertainment for baby. The portable seat can be used both in and out of the playard, for soothing in any room. It's a completely new ... ...continue reading

Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker Giveaway!

Baby Brezza

Have you ever thought about making your own baby food?  Baby Brezza makes it EASY with their One Step Baby Food Maker! Here is a little more information about the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker from Amazon: Bring healthy, homemade baby food to your table in just minutes with the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker. This patented, multi functional baby food maker allows you to steam and blend fruits, vegetables, meats and fish all in one bowl quickly and easily. In as little as ... ...continue reading

Unilever Project Sunlight – Let’s #ShareAMeal to Help Turn the Tables on Child Hunger in America!

Unilever Project Sunlight

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Unilever Project Sunlight. All opinions are my own.  Did you know that in the United States of America, there are currently 16 millions children struggling with hunger?  Sixteen MILLION.  That's the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined.  That is almost unbelievable to me.  You may be asking yourself, "where are these children"?   Well, they're everywhere.  They're in your child's 2nd grade class, they may be ... ...continue reading

ERGObaby Petunia Pickle Bottom Organic Baby Carrier Giveaway!

Ergo Baby Petunia Pickle Bottom

Are you ready for a BEAUTIFUL babywearing giveaway? We're giving away an ERGObaby Petunia Pickle Bottom Carrier in Heavenly Holland! This gorgeous carrier has a retail value of $160! Here is a little information about this ERGObaby carrier from Amazon.com: Chocolate/Rose/Leaf Green tulip garden design with coordinating Chocolate hood. Ergonomic design 100% organic cotton twill with 100% organic cotton sateen lining and hood 100% cotton organic batting in body of carrier to soften ... ...continue reading

Biggest Baby Shower Ever in BOSTON by Big City Moms Recap


What an event last Tuesday night!  If you're in the Boston area, and you didn't attend the Biggest Baby Shower Ever, you really missed out!  I met up with several friends and we all had a blast!!   I was offered admission at no cost to facilitate this review, and I can't wait to tell you more about it, show you what the Swag Bag contained this year, and tell you about the next Biggest Baby Shower event in NYC next month!  (Go get your tickets for NOW!) Ok, let me start at the beginning. ... ...continue reading

10 Tips for Helping Your Child Transition to a Toddler Bed.

Transition to Toddler Bed

Special thanks to The Step2 Company for sponsoring this conversation. The time has come. We're transitioning our child to a toddler bed (hold me). This can be a stressful change for little ones and their parents, but today I want to share some tips to make this process {hopefully} easier on everyone. 1.) Don't transition to a toddler bed until you really have to.  If your toddler is getting a good night's sleep in their crib and not trying to bail out over the side rail, leave them there. ... ...continue reading