DIY July 4th Popsicles #HelloSummerFun

Eating July 4th Popsicles

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #HelloSummerFun The weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in east Tennessee this past week - how has it been where you live? Warm weather, means one thing - summer has arrived and our family couldn't be happier! We've been spending as much time outdoors as we can and soaking up every minute of it. This Summer is even more special because Sophia will be going to Kindergarten this Fall and Moreaya will start Preschool. So I feel like it's their last summer before they'll be school age children so we're really making sure to fill it with fun days and activities! It's a beautiful day for a front porch Tea Party. … [Read more...]

Bright World eBooks: Educational Apps for Kids

Bright World eBooks Ocean Forests

Today's post featuring educational apps for children is brought to you by a partnership with Bright World eBooks. All opinions are my own. When it comes to screen time, my girls definitely get their fair share. I've never been concerned with letting them use our iPads because I make sure that they're full of educational app for kids. Both of the girls have been navigating an iPad since they were 1... just about as good as I can! That's why I always like to check out new apps when they become available and I'm happy to share our newest favorite with you today. Bright World eBooks launched [just yesterday] their first app, in what I hope is a long list of apps, called Ocean Forests. Since Sophia is completely obsessed with everything science and animals, I knew she was going to love this app. It's a nonfiction, educational app for … [Read more...]

Shoes That are Made 2 Play from Stride Rite [plus EXCLUSIVE Stride Rite Coupon!]

Stride Rite Made 2 Play Collage

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When Sophia was small and just beginning to learn to walk, I knew I needed to purchase her shoes that would help support her little feet and aid in the milestone of taking her first steps and beyond. My Mom suggested Stride Rite to me because that's the shoes that she always put on me, including my first pair of shoes that I walked in over 30 years ago! From her first steps on, Sophia has been sporting Stride Rite shoes over the past 5 years. There's a few reasons that I always choose to purchase from Stride Rite - whether it's dress shoes or tennis shoes. The main reason is I love that when I go into a store, the employees are so helpful and always measure the girls' feet. I always think I know what size we need, but it's nice to … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Experiment with These Science Party Favors

Party Favor Ideas Science

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Mott's is a registered trademark of Mott's LLP. etc. #MottsAndMinions #CollectiveBias Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Sophia turned 5, yes F-I-V-E yesterday! Where did my little baby go?!? When other Moms tell you "Time goes by in a blink" during those first few weeks of your baby's life, you kinda laugh it off because the days [and nights] seem so long. But they're right, I feel like I blinked and the first 5 years of her life are just done! But with each passing year, my girl gets a little more independent [who am I kidding... a lot MORE independent] and that always begins with the choice of a birthday party theme, which this year happened to be a … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Self Feed with this Stonyfield Organic & Tommee Tippee Meal Time

Tommee Tippee Explora

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.   When your baby gets old enough to start feeding themselves, well, there's quite a mix of emotions. One, it's a little sad that they're big enough for that stage of independence and it's also relief that they're beginning to become a little more independent too! Along with the newfound sense of independence, comes a few messes... ahem, Miss Moreaya! Apparently Moreaya thought that we would finger paint with @stonyfield yogurt pouches this morning rather than eat them? #goodthingshescute organic #replayrecycled #StonyfieldBlogger A photo posted by Lindsey G. (@lindseyblogs) on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:58am PDT Moreaya always seemed to get more yogurt on her than in her mouth, but that's part of learning too! When both my girls started feeding … [Read more...]

Kids Garden Activity: ReUse Yogurt Cups to Plant Organic Seeds

Planting Seeds Collage

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It's Spring time and we've been spending every possible moment that we can outside during these last few weeks. The girls love it and it gives me a renewed sense of energy, especially after all the moving stress that's been happening! We're in our new house and absolutely loving our surroundings but one thing we're definitely missing is our container gardens this year. Our new home has a wonderful yard but building our container gardens has been put on the back burner for a bit until we're really settled in. But that doesn't mean we have to skip on the Spring planting season, of course! As a brand partnership for the month, Stonyfield Organic connected us with High Mowing Organic Seeds for our garden. We were sent quite the spread of seeds and that … [Read more...]

Care for Baby’s Sensitive Skin with Weleda [+ Exclusive Weleda Coupon Code]

Weleda Trio Products

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own. My babies aren't technically babies anymore, but they still do have super sensitive skin that so many children seem to have these days. Sophia has especially sensitive skin and often has breakouts of eczema. I remember in a post a year or so ago a reader told me that I could treat her eczema, but I needed to find the root of the problem of what was causing the skin breakouts. Unfortunately it seems to be directly related to her consumption of gluten and we haven't been completely strict in eliminating gluten completely [have you seen how much of our current foods have hidden gluten!?!]. So I've been … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day with Nature’s Path Organic & Envirokidz

Natures Path

I first noticed Nature's Path Organic cereals in a semi-local Trader Joe's and after we tried them and the girls loved them, I've been noticing the products popping up in even more local markets! I have to admit, they're delicious, but the girls are totally attracted to the fun boxes and animals too. Envirokidz is all about making learning enjoyable and delicious. These cereals and bars are not only kid favorites, but they donate 1% of sales to support endangered species, habitat conservation and environmental education for kids worldwide. When Nature's Path offered to send us a Party Kit perfect for Earth Day - I jumped at the chance. I was totally excited to find a great array of products, as well as fun animal stickers and activity books too! Also included in the kit were some really fun recipes that we'll definitely be making in … [Read more...]

Win a Sudsy Dough Family Pack – the Moldable Bath Soap #SpringSweeping

Sudsy Dough Giveaway

Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning.  But we’re not ready to start cleanin’ until we’re done sweepin’!  Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you!  Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below. Sudsy Dough is a new interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing soap! We created this fun sensory soap to make bath time fun for our daughter who didn't really enjoy time in the tub. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as a cleansing body wash, or take it outside the tub and make their own custom-shaped soaps. Sudsy dough shapes will dry to … [Read more...]

Spring Shopping at Carter’s [+ Exclusive Coupon!]

Girls Walking

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. It's Spring Time... thank goodness all the snow is gone here in east Tennessee and the sun is shining!  Spring means so many things, but one thing it makes me excited for is sandal and bright clothes weather - for me and the girls.  While we were on a trip a few weeks ago, we headed into a Carter's store to do some Spring Shopping and I can't wait to show you what we chose! Carter's is one store that I always head to at the start of every season.  I just feel like you can't beat their prices for the quality that you get when you shop one of our favorite brands.  I also love that Carter's always seems to be right on point with the season's trendiest … [Read more...]

Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table & Chairs Giveaway

Showered Grand Prize Image

Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro!  We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that some of your favorite bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower! The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great Baby Shower inspired giveaways, in the linky below, and don't miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our hosts - a Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs on Lindsey Blogs and an amazing New Baby Prize Package featuring products from Piyo Piyo,  Lulujo, ZOOCCHINI, Poncho Baby, and Bitybean on Viva Veltoro! The Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs is a 3-in-1 modular play set that grows with your child... making it the perfect Baby … [Read more...]

8 Times I Wish I’d Had the Step2 Igloo® Wagon with Cooler™

Step2 Wagon 8 Times

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. Even though my girls are getting older, I'm often reminded of just how little their legs still are.  Whether we're taking off for a stroll around the neighborhood or a day of walking around Dollywood, I often hear "I'm tired!  Carry me!" before we've even really began.  That's why we still have to take along a stroller - sometimes a single, sometimes a double - but no matter what we bring along we always seem to not have room for it all. That's until we met this little beauty... the Step2 Igloo® Wagon with Cooler™.  Let me start out this post by saying I've never felt the wagon love.  I would see parents tugging along kids behind them in wagons at theme parks and I never got it.  Wagons [to … [Read more...]