Mother-Daughter Luxury Blankets from Minky Couture Review & Giveaway

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Can I just tell you how completely head over heels I am for my little infant?  I've loved all of my babies almost too much to bear, but there is something different about having my first daughter, and I feel like there is a bond between us like nothing else.  This mother-daughter relationship is something so special, and I want to preserve and strengthen and cherish it!  I have a wonderful relationship with my own mother and when I was little, I loved everything we had similar, be that hairstyle ... ...continue reading

Spring Cleaning with T-Fal! Review & Giveaway of the Ultraglide Iron!


I am serious about my iron.  I do seamstress work for clients, I sew clothes and accessories for myself and my kids, and I seem to always have a home decor project I'm working on.  Between my husband and I, our iron is used literally every day, and with that kind of usage, it has got to be high performance and dependable!  I do not want to have to fight with my iron to get good results!  We were thrilled to be able to try out the T-Fal Ultraglide Iron and see how it compared to our current iron. ... ...continue reading

Brolly Sheets Waterproof Bed Linens Giveaway!

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We've teamed up with Brolly sheets for this review and sponsored giveaway. Remember the last time I introduced Brolly Sheets, and how we were in the thick of night-potty-training my oldest?  Now I have TWO boys that I'm trying to get through staying dry at night!  If it weren't for Brolly Sheets, I would have A LOT more laundry to wash than I already do.  Their waterproof mattress sheets are saving my back and saving me time as we wade through this tough stage together! Brolly Sheets are ... ...continue reading

Delta Children’s Max Ultimate Stroller Review & Giveaway!

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Over the years, I've used a number of different strollers, from umbrella-style to luxury, jogger, and double, and I find that for every kind of need you might have, there is the perfect stroller for that occasion.  Depending on your terain, your activity, and the size and number of your children, you're going to want a certain type of stroller.  At no cost to facilitate this review, I was able to test the Max Stroller from Delta Children, and I've concluded that this is a rockstar of a stroller ... ...continue reading

Holstein Housewares Heart Waffle Maker Giveaway! #HolsteinKitchen #IC #ad

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“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Holstein Housewares. I received product samples to facilitate this post well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” We have a long-standing tradition of cooking up "Chocolate Waffles" for special occasions.  They are so rich and so good, and making them reminds me some of my favorite memories growing up.  Back home, my siblings are making them after Prom for all their friends and their dates, and my ... ...continue reading

The Backpack Diaper Bag from Twelve Little – Review

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My diaper bag needs have certainly changed over the years.  With three kids, instead of a bag that carries just newborn accessories, I now need a bag that can hold a variety of toddler snacks, spare diapers in two sizes, sippy cups, and distraction toys on top of all that a baby needs, and that list is anything but short and sweet.  I've also realized that with several people to transport around on our errands, and not any extra hands, I've GOT to have a hands-free bag that stays up on my ... ...continue reading

LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier Review


Its no secret that babies love to be held.  Probably all day, if they had it their way.  This baby of mine, like many newborns, just hates to be put down!  She'll fall asleep on my chest in an instant, but it only takes about a minute in the bouncer before she realizes that she's NOT being held and that she's not happy about it!  For mothers of infants, sitters, crawlers, and even walkers, I totally recommend a sturdy baby carrier, and until I tried out a LÍLLÉbaby carrier, I didn't realize how ... ...continue reading

Peek Prints Professional Photography Backdrops Review

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I love how photography has been sweeping the nation as a new hobby for anyone who can afford a camera.  There is so much to learn in this craft, especially when it comes to your equipment and experimenting with different styles of photography.  I've had our DSLR for over four years now, and I still get a rush from trying out new lenses, learning new techniques, and taking my pictures to a new level.  I'm really trying to master the craft of indoor photography lately, especially for children and ... ...continue reading

Princess Bowtique Review

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I've been talking with my friends about each of our favorite and least favorite stages of childhood.  Some parents have a certain age or stage that they really enjoy, and perhaps one that is really difficult.  Personally, I find the age of 2-3 the most hair-pulling and testing for me to be calm about, but I love love LOVE the newborn stage!  I love how my baby's needs are so simple and they are as cuddly as ever.  I love their long naps, their complete dependence without a fight, and how you ... ...continue reading

Hey Photographers! Butterfly Backdrops Review & Giveaway!

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I may have become just a little obsessed with taking about a million pictures of my baby these first few weeks.  Newborns are just so pose-able and sleepy and tiny that I can't help but pull out my camera at every given moment!  Sure, my phone camera could do the job, but when you have beautiful backdrops and floordrops at your disposal, why not make something beautiful, dramatic, and worth printing for your wall?!  When I was putting together props for Miss B's baby announcement, I started ... ...continue reading