Real Mom Styling the Peter Som for DesigNation Collection for Kohl’s [+ a $100 Kohl's Gift Card Giveaway!]

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. The time has come - my Spring Ambassadorship for Kohl's is coming to a close, but I think I've saved my favorite post for last... it was finally time for me to shop the Collection that I've been sharing about during this whole series!  The Peter Som for DesigNation Collection launched in stores last Thursday and I was there to shop the very next day. While I was shopping, I shared a few pictures of items that I tried on and asked everyone what they thought would make the cut.  I loved the Rainbow Striped Maxi Dress - I even liked it on, but chose to go with different pieces since I had purchased a couple of Maxi Dresses for my previous … [Read more...]

Special Offer on Nutrisystem: Lose your first five pounds for FREE & get an extra $10 off!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It's Spring and Summer and Bathing Suit Season are quickly approaching.  I've definitely been upping my physical exercise - I have to if I want to be able to chase two little girls around our backyard, but sometimes you just need that extra kick to get you going. Nutrisystem® has a fabulous deal going right now that may just be perfect for you!  With the Nutrisystem Special Double Offer, not only will you get the Nutrisystem Fast5™ FREE, but also an extra $10 off your first 28-Day Nutrisystem® My Way® Order! The Fast5 program is designed to help you accelerate weight loss - guaranteed to help you lose 5 pounds in your first week, or you get your money back.  The Fast5 Kit comes with: 21 delicious Nutrisystem meals … [Read more...]

Travel Wish List – Next Stop, Puerto Rico

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If there's one thing I love it's travel.  I love talking travel, but most of all I like doing it and there's definite excitement surrounding traveling to places I've never been before. Puerto Rico is one of such places. It's a location I've always heard about, but never had the chance to visit on my own.  A couple that is friends of ours actually honeymooned there and loved it so it's always been on our Wish List, especially since travelling there is so easy - no need for passports or foreign money! It's no secret that I love the beach.  I've mentioned in posts a few times.  I suppose living in the mountains causes a girl to crave … [Read more...]

The Peter Som for DesigNation Collection is Available Now [+ a $100 Kohl's GC Giveaway!]

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. The Peter Som for DesigNation Collection is finally, fully available for everyone at Kohl's!  The day has finally come - actually the day came yesterday, as the collection fully launched in stores yesterday, but today I'll be shopping the sale at my local Kohl's.  If you want to come along, virtually, I'll be sharing some of my finds this afternoon so make sure you're following me on instagram! I've been excited to shop this collection since I saw the first teaser.  I got everyone more excited about it when I held a few pieces of the DesigNation Collection in my hands.  I vowed that I would get the adorable Striped Romper in my size and … [Read more...]

Step2 Giveaway Winners

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We have a few Step2 Winners to announce.  Since I held the Flash Giveaway on Facebook, I'm announcing the Winner here - although she's already claimed! Winner:  Teri Hardy Winners:  Jenni Jones, Kamla L. Data and Kimberly Kihega I hope y'all are as excited as I am that there will be plenty more features on Step2 [and hopefully giveaways too] through 2014! … [Read more...]

What Would You Rather Be Doing in Gulf County Florida? #GCFLNoFilter

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Hello Spring!  It is so nice for the warm weather and flowers to have finally joined us here in east Tennessee.  The girls and I have been spending some lovely time outdoors - playing, planning our garden, and just lounging.  They're so excited for the warmer months of the year and have already been talking about all they want to do this Summer. One thing we're definitely doing is going on a Family Vacation to Florida.  Our vacation is coming soon too - just less than 2 months - and all four of us are counting down the days. A lot of families in our area travel South for their summer vacations.  It's not that our area doesn't have a ton to offer in the summer, … [Read more...]

Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter with Me and Seventh Generation

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. #FightToxins It's time for reform in America! No, I'm not getting all political with you today, I've recently become a Freedom Fighter... a Toxin Freedom Fighter!  It's time for chemical reform in our country and let me tell you why! Did you know that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the US have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment?! We're hit with 300 toxins before we're even born!? Early exposure to chemicals can lead to Cancer and Alzheimer's?! The Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976 and hasn't been updated since!? Staggering, I tell you.  So it's time for chemical reform and it's super … [Read more...]

Mixing It Up with Kohl’s – Styling a Dress in Multiple Ways

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. You may remember my previous posts about becoming a Kohl's Spring Ambassador... First, I talked about this Spring's hottest trends then I previewed some of the great pieces that will be launching in the Peter Som Collection for DesigNation at Kohl's, which by the way the Pre-Sale launched today and the full collection goes live on the 10th! Today I'm excited about sharing two dresses that I recently purchased at Kohl's and how I'm learning to style pieces with different accessories to create totally new looks! I actually couldn't keep myself at only 2 dresses once I started trying them on - I bought 3!  I was just amazed at how I … [Read more...]

How I Teach My Girls to Keep Good Going

This post was sponsored by New York Life. Find out how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going by visiting newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing I recently watched a video that truly touched me and I'm sharing it with you below. It's such a simple, but profound video - no talking, just words and nostalgic video being shared.  But by the time the line "Never underestimate what you have to give" line comes on, it totally hit me - what a job we have as mothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters.  How can I Keep Good Going to those who are most important in my life? I obviously applied this to my girls first, since they're quite the focus of my life.  I enjoy making moments everyday a little more special.  Just today I went and let Sophia get up early from her "quiet … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Newest DesigNation installment features Peter Som Collection

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. #PeterSomForKohls Each Spring and Fall season, Kohl's has highlighted a different premiere designer and in this fourth installment of the DesigNation series, we get to see the Peter Som Collection. The Peter Som Collection is slated to be in stores on April 10th, but I got a super exclusive, up close look at 3 of the pieces in the collection that is inspired by the care-free and fashionable St. Barth's atmosphere. I had the chance to see the above 3, but unfortunately all are sample sizes and I'm definitely not fitting in them.  Although I will say that the first striped romper was so beautiful in person I just had to try.  Close, … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning with OxiClean [plus a review of 3 NEW OxiClean Products]

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We're seeing longer days and warmer weather everyday here in east Tennessee.  Well, except for the rainy blah Monday today, but we'll ignore that!  The longer and warmer days have helped me get into such a Spring Cleaning mood!  I've rearranged the girls closets, put up my Spring shower curtains in our bathrooms, and we've already tackled cleaning out our garage. Now I'm tackling even more Spring Cleaning projects, and everyday cleaning, with 3 new products from one of my favorite brands - OxiClean! A couple of years ago, my dishwasher got a makeover with the Dishwashing Booster from OxiClean and I'm happy to say that I have a … [Read more...]

Embracing My Fashionable Mom Side with Kohl’s Spring Trends

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating. When I became a Mom, all sense of fashion that I kind of had, went out the door.  I've never been a fashion forward type, but yoga pants and tshirts certainly took over my closet.  Even when Rob and I would go out on a rare date night, I would just try to jazz up a plain jane pair of jeans.  I didn't feel good about my outward appearance and my closet reflected that. Not anymore! I'm teaming up with Kohl's this Spring to change that, though!  With a little help and a whole lot of fashionable choices, I'm re-training my brain and refilling my closet with the hottest trends of the season.  It's enough to make this Mom excited about … [Read more...]