5 Ways to Save on Summer Fun (Plus, a $75 Gift Card GIVEAWAY!) #SummerUnbored

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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


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

Fairhaven Health Breastfeeding Products Review & Giveaway

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Here's a shout out to all the breastfeeding mothers out there who endure all the less-than-desirable aspects of breastfeeding!  Today we are featuring a couple of products that will hopefully make it easier.  I've partnered with Fairhaven Health again to show you some breastfeeding products that I received at no cost to facilitate this review, and both are excellent aids in our dedicated quest to feeding our babies! The first annoyance that comes to mind regarding breastfeeding is the ... ...continue reading

Patriotic & Holiday Outfits from Princess Bowtique: Review & Giveaway!

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Honestly, the most practical gift for a newborn is a set of soft pajamas, because that's really all they're going to wear when they're so tiny and you're hoping to keep them away from people and germs.  Now where it really gets fun is when your baby gets a little bigger and the holidays roll around, and you really get to show off your cherub when you're having get-togethers and parties with all your family and friends.  THAT is when having a little doll baby all dressed up in something ... ...continue reading

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