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...]

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

Kohls GC Giveaway

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...]

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...]

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]

OxiClean Spring Cleaning

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...]

Breakfast at Home or On the Go with Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars

Nutrigrain At Home or Away

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central (#MC) for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating. I admit, most days I get to sit at home and eat breakfast at our dining table with my girls.  It's so nice and I cherish those moments together.  But, I know they won't last forever because as the girls get older, schedules get busier. Right now Sophia goes to school 2 days a week.  On days that I take her, I have to get all 3 of us ready and out the door by 7:30 am and there's just no time for me to sit down with the girls for breakfast on those days.  I'm busy laying out their clothes, packing her bento lunch, and making sure they are fed. So, on those days it really is nice to have a breakfast that is portable and I've been choosing to grab the … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Helping Kids Deal with Daylight Savings Time Recovery

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting  (#MC) for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As I sit here writing this post about Tips for Recovering from Daylight Savings Time, I myself am a little more tired than normal because my girls didn't get the memo! And I know I'm not alone!  Just from scrolling through my Facebook Newsfeed this morning, I know so many other mothers were in the same boat as me!  Luckily, I have some fabulous tips to help you deal with this bi-yearly behavior!  I say bi-yearly, because all of us parents know that when we Fall Back, our kiddos never sleep that extra hour either, do they!? And if you're one of the lucky ones where your kiddo did sleep the normal amount of time - pat yourself on the back!  But … [Read more...]

Make Beef Stews Tastier with the Certified Angus Beef® brand

Hearty Beef Stew

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I grew up eating Beef Stews, especially in the cold winter months.  Rob loves them, so I make them, but honestly, I feel like so many times my beef stews are just... lacking.  We usually buy the meat that's on sale and just dump a big roast into the slow cooker with some potatoes and carrots.  And cook it.  All day long. Don't get me wrong, they're good, but not this good. I was recently challenged to try out two Beef Stew recipes that will be showcased on the award-winning CBS show Recipe Rehab tomorrow morning!  Not only was I challenged with new recipes to totally beef up my Beef Stew and to include the Certified … [Read more...]

DIY Your Ceilings with Armstrong Residential Ceilings and a Facebook Giveaway

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Armstrong Residential Ceilings. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Hubby and I LOVE to take on DIY projects.  We do at least one big one each Spring - it gets us excited for the upcoming season AND it adds value to our home.  Who knows - we might just undertake a ceiling renovation one of these days! Armstrong Residential Ceilings offers a wide selection of affordable, decorative ceiling styles that fit a range of budgets and décors and serve as easy and effective ways to give any room a face-lift. From February 4th through March 15th, you can enter for a chance to win a $2,500 room makeover grand prize (including an Armstrong ceiling, installation credit, and a $1,000 Lowe’s gift card) in Armstrong Residential Ceilings’ “Style … [Read more...]

Treat Kids’ Colds and Coughs Naturally with Zarbee’s Naturals [+ an exclusive coupon]

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC)for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I've got Spring Fever and it's pretty obvious.  I've had enough of the cold weather, enough of the snow, and enough of the coughs and colds that keep getting shared around our family and Sophia's preschool friends!  She came home just this week with a bit of a runny nose and a small cough and luckily we had just received a new line of medicines to try from Zarbee's Naturals. I have seen Zarbee's Naturals on the shelves of a nearby Target, but we hadn't actually had the chance to try them yet.  I do remember while I was shopping that I was immediately drawn to the packaging because of the cute Zarbee's bee, though! Zarbee's Naturals was born out of … [Read more...]