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

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

Rag & Bone Bindery Review & Giveaway!

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I often think about how being a mother in this day and age is different than 30 years ago when my mom was raising me.  My mom is remarkable at preserving memories and lovingly documenting her children with scrapbooks and memory boxes, and these are still some of our most prized possessions today.  With my own daughter, I've been wanting to find a tangible way to document her baby years, week by week, but in a tangible book that she'd be able to look through when she's older.  After we've taken ... ...continue reading

Things for the Nursery from Delta Children Review & Giveaway!

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The baby is just about to that ripe old age when she gets kicked out of our bedroom and set up in her own room down the hall.  Its always sad for me to not have them so close to me at night, but then its also so nice to get a little more sleep when them in their own nursery.  We're moving this month and get to start with a clean slate of a room, and I've set out to fill it with the cutest decor and finest furniture.  Having already reviewed an upholstered chair from Delta Children, I knew I ... ...continue reading

Bevel Shaving System Review & Giveaway! Perfect for Father’s Day!

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I love how Father's Day is roughly a month after Mother's Day, giving me the perfect opportunity to my make my gifts and desserts and tokens of appreciation just a step above what my husband did for me.  I don't like to be outdone. :)  I saw my husband perusing some shave kits online, took it as a clue, and I set out to find him a supreme shaving ensemble for Father's Day!  At no cost to facilitate this review, I was giddy excited about the opportunity to gift this Bevel Shaving System to my ... ...continue reading

5 Ways to Save on Summer Fun!

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I've teamed up with Lunchbox for this sponsored post. We are scrambling to make as many summer plans as possible!  Must...get...out of the house!  The warm weather trips and activities all feel so new and exciting right now, but I'm paying special attention to what we'll be doing in August because I know that by that point, it will have been a very loooooong summer. I've gathered up a few of my ideas on how to save on summer fun, so that you too can fill your kids' vacation days with ... ...continue reading

BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft Review & Giveaway!

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I have two sister-in-laws each having their first baby this summer, and I'm really enjoying being a 3rd-time mom with loads of advice to offer, especially when it comes to baby gear!  I feel like a seasoned pro, having tried out quite a number of baby products on the market over the last 5 years.  One of the "must-haves" that I suggest to anyone who plans on doing any sort of multi-tasking around the house is a bouncer, and the BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft is top of the line!  I was sent this ... ...continue reading

Mint-X Trash Bags Review & Giveaway

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Bugs, raccoons, and rodents are abundant here in Florida... and I mean abundant! Just recently I found some sugar ants in our kitchen so I called the pest control company and they sent out a new technician. He was super thorough and asked if he could take a look in our attic just to cover all the bases. He climbed up in the attic for quite a while and had some bad news when he returned. It appeared that a family of palm rats had finagled their way through our roofline soffit and had made ... ...continue reading

First Bites with Beech-Nut Organic (+Giveaway!) #RealFoodForBabies #IC #ad

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Beech-Nut. I received a free coupon to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” One of my favorite parts of parenthood is watching my kids experiencing things for the first time.  Seeing that joy spread across their face, or that excitement stir and overcome them just livens my passion for raising these new little lives!  One of my favorite "firsts" of all is offering my ... ...continue reading

Couture Gel Nail Polish Kit Review & Giveaway!

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Perhaps my favorite pick me up of all time is a fresh paint of nail polish!  The splash of color at my fingertips is just as thrilling now as it was when I was a little girl.  In fact, is there any other beauty product that transcends though generations quite like nail polish?  Young or old, we're drawn to trendy shades and timeless classics.  One thing that has changed over the years is my polish quality standards.  I've thrown out nearly all of my dollar no-name brands and have centered my ... ...continue reading