DIY Flower Letter Tutorial! +Giveaway from Sunshine Shoppe Supply

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I often think about why I love DIY projects so much.  Is it because I like saving money?  Is it because I can personalize these projects, so that they are unique and meaningful? Yes and yes, but I think the biggest reason is because I just love to CREATE!  I love the satisfaction that comes from using my hands to make something from mere parts and supplies, and then the sense of pride I feel every time I look at that project, knowing that I had a hand in it.  I'm kind of still wrapped up in ... ...continue reading

Balboa Baby Bedding Review & Giveaway!

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My toddler boys will both be attending preschool this Fall, and even though it is only one day a week, I am practically giddy excited just thinking about being able to do my grocery shopping during the day with one child instead of three!  Since baby girl will be clocking miles in a shopping cart and still pretty young (think "put-everything-in-your-mouth" stage), I decided that it was high time I got one of those cute little shopping cart covers.  I did my homework and shopped around for the ... ...continue reading

BABYBJÖRN Kitchen Products for Kids Review & Giveaway!

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I was babysitting my younger siblings from as early as I can remember.  Add to that babysitting for families around the neighborhood nearly every weekend of my junior high years, and I felt like I had fed dozens of children in dozens of different kinds of high chairs before I even left for college.  I had a good idea of what designs were easy to use, easy to clean, as well as which ones looked the nicest in the kitchen.  I was determined to get it right the first time, but still ended up with a ... ...continue reading

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