WeeRide USA Kangaroo Deluxe Child Bicycle Carrier [+ a Giveaway!]

WeeRideUSA Giveaway

This post about the Kangaroo Deluxe Child Bicycle Carrier has been inspired by a collaboration with WeeRide USA.  All opinions are my own. Before our girls came along my husband and I loved to spend time outside.  We would work in the garden and around the house.  We would go on short hikes on mountain trails.  And we loved riding bicycles.  We've traveled to Damascus, Virginia a few times to ride The Creeper Trail. But after having the girls, riding bikes was something that definitely had to take a back seat - unless we had a babysitter for the day.  If only we had known about WeeRide USA when the girls were younger... we wouldn't have had to give up riding! Now when I was a toddler, I rode in a seat on the back of my Dad's bike.  I don't actually remember riding in that type of seat, but there are plenty of pictures to make me … [Read more...]

Easter Tic Tac Toe – Free Printable [+ a YumEarth Organic Candy Giveaway!]

Easter Candy Tic Tac Toe

We're coming up on one of the sweetest holidays of the year... are your baskets ready?!  My girls' baskets are thanks to a lovely package of YumEarth Organic Candy that showed up at our house [at no cost to facilitate this review]. YumEarth Organic Candy is one of my girls' favorites all year around, so it's no surprise that I would include these delicious, organic candies in their Easter baskets too! But this year, I'm going a step further and I created this totally cute and fun Easter Tic Tac Toe Game to make our YumEarth Easter candies even more fun... before they're eaten! Sophia and Moreaya are really starting to enjoy board games and games that they can interact with one another and me and Rob so a personalized Tic Tac Toe board made the perfect addition to YumEarth Sour Beans and Gummy Bears. Would your kiddos love to … [Read more...]

Born Free Bottle Genius [+ a Giveaway!] #MixItUp

Mix It Up GP

Welcome to the 2nd annual Let’s Mix It Up in March Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro.  We’re mixing up March, with a host of other bloggers, by bringing you fun (and in some cases delicious) giveaways in this Food and Kitchen themed Giveaway Hop!  Be sure to hop around to them all and don't miss the amazing Grand Prizes - a Born Free Bottle Genius™ below and a Step2 Mixin' Up Magic Play Kitchen at Viva Veltoro! Born Free takes the fuss out of feeding with the new Born Free Bottle Genius™. This time saving device creates mixed baby bottles at the perfect temperature, ready to serve. The innovative and sleek design is handy enough to keep in your baby’s nursery, allowing for easy use and clean up. Easy to use dial allows for accurate custom measurements ranging from 2 – 10 ounces at the push of a button … [Read more...]

Lil Bums One Size Cloth Diapers [+ Cloth Diaper Starter Kit Giveaway worth $120!]

lil Bums Giveaway

We were provided cloth diapers for review purposes.  All opinions are our own. I'm always happy to add new cloth diapers to our fluffy stash, so I was excited for the opportunity to try out Lil Bums cloth diapers. Lil Bums sent us 2 complimentary pocket diapers in their newest prints. The elephant print has a super soft minky outer that's covered in cute colorful elephants. It's not only super soft, but adorable as well.  The other print is a fun gray and white chevron. It's outer is made of a silky polyester material, and Lil Bums advertises that this material makes it perfect to use the diaper cover as a swim diaper! The inner linings in all Lil Bums cloth diapers are made of a soft stay dry suede lining, designed to wick away moisture, keeping baby as dry and comfortable as possible. Lil Bums pocket diapers come with two … [Read more...]

BOB Revolution SE Stroller Giveaway


When you're shopping for baby gear, it can be hard to know which items to put on your registry. There are just SO many options out there! That's why Babies"R"Us created their WhatToExpect.com's Moms Love It List. This list features all the best items for babies, voted most-loved by real moms! One of the items to make it onto the Babies"R"Us WhatToExpect.com's Moms Love It List is the BOB Revolution SE stroller. From the zoo to the beach, the BOB Revolution SE will help you to zip through congested areas and around tight corners easily with the swiveling front wheel, or lock the wheel in place for increased stability when you’re jogging or navigating through tough terrain. The easy-fold, lightweight design means the stroller is ready to stow, go or roll wherever life moves you. A state-of-the-art suspension and roomy, comfortable seat … [Read more...]

Combi Fold N Go Double Stroller Giveaway #UndertheRainbow

Under Rainbow GP

Welcome to the [3rd annual] Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by the Lindsey Blogs & Viva Veltoro. Who doesn’t love finding gold under the rainbow?  I’ve joined with a group of bloggers who will be offering great prizes for you, just waiting to be found under the rainbow!  So, hop along to all in the giveaway hop linky below to find your gold!  And if you have small children - you're going to love what the kind of gold we have in our Grand Prize giveaway for this event! When Combi asked if I would like to review their new double stroller [at no cost to me], I jumped at the chance.  Last year we took the Combi Twin Cosmo Stroller to Disney and we quickly realized we would have never survived Disney without it.  It was our first double stroller and really a life-saver both at the theme park and even just running errands … [Read more...]

DIY Moon Dough [and a Review of the Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table] + GIVEAWAY!

Water Table Giveaway

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. I have 2 super crafty girls.  Sophia always wants to do a craft and asks just about every single day for us to come up with a new activity.  So when our Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table arrived, I knew it was the perfect excuse for a new craft and what we had to make... sand!  Well, not exactly sand, but DIY Moon Dough! Last year at Sophia's Dinosaur Birthday Party we turned our previous water table into a Dino Dig - any Junior Paleontologists' dream toy.  Since we were sitting at home with no play sand to sift through to look for fossils, I decided to DIY moon dough - a project I've had pinned and wanted to try for awhile now!  It turns out making moon dough is a super simple … [Read more...]

Budget Friendly FROZEN Birthday Party

FROZEN Birthday Party Pin

My littlest Princess turned 3 last month.  It's quite hard for me to even believe that I don't have a baby anymore and I almost don't have a toddler either!  Her past birthdays were eventful and party themes were fun, but they were my choices for her - turning 1 was a Beach Birthday Party Extravaganza and last year was a Yo Gabba Gabba Party.  This year, however, was all her idea... FROZEN! Just like the Halloween Elsa game, I can about bet that a LOT of you have been to FROZEN birthday parties over the past year.  You might even be planning your own!  So I decided to show our take of the FROZEN phenomenon in this budget-friendly party.  Now, we did do a few extras to make Moreaya's 3rd birthday extra sweet, but those extras are totally not necessary if your budget is a little smaller. If you know anything about my parties, you'll … [Read more...]

Capturing Memories from Bump to Baby Giveaway: StrongMoms Sweepstakes

Capturing Memories

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Similac® StrongMoms® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a friend share a video on Facebook of a simple parody of  what we often refer to as "Mommy Wars".  She said it was worth a watch, so I clicked through.  Not only did that video make me laugh at the hilarity [and total truth of how some parents react to other's choices], but I had tears in my eyes by the end.  I immediately shared with another friend and her response was the same as mine - "Wow.  That was GOOD." Post by So Easy Being Green. So, of course I shared with SEBG readers and you all seemed to feel the same - as did most Facebook and Twitter users.  The message behind the video was so powerful - the way we treat parents with different views from our own is laughable from the … [Read more...]

I Remember When My Baby Was a YoBaby


This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield.  All opinions are my own. I remember when my baby was a YoBaby... in fact, both of them!  As a young, first-time Mom I read all the books and followed all the "rules".  I knew babies weren't supposed to have milk before age 1 and I assumed yogurt was the same.  I was wrong.  I wondered why I kept seeing yogurt as one of the early foods, even as early as 6 months in some lists. In fact, that assumption is the reason I wrote a post for the Stonyfield Organic blog just last year about Why Babies Can Eat Yogurt Before Age 1. My baby was a Stonyfield Organic YoBaby because of the ingredients.  Like all parents, I only wanted the best for my girls, which was why I chose Stonyfield Organic for them when they were tiny tots and why I still choose Stonyfield for them today!  Stonyfield … [Read more...]

Naturally Sweet Valentine’s from YumEarth with Free DIY Valentines Printables

Organic Lollipop Valentines

We're just a little over a week away from one of the sweetest holidays of the year - is your little one ready!? Sophia is excited to hand out her personalized Valentines with a bouquet of YumEarth Organic Pops attached this year.  I created some totally fun organically sweet sayings for the Valentines notes to attach to the organic pops from YumEarth.  Then let her sign her name and attached 3 pops to each Valentine! I didn't want to leave you out - print the adorable DIY Valentine Cards by clicking on the images below! Are you running out of time to DIY Valentines?  YumEarth has you covered... because in every bag of their Valentines Organic Pops, they've included a sheet of stickers that you can attach right onto your lollipops, making Valentines easy and organic! So, what makes YumEarth so great?  They use organic and … [Read more...]

Berry Good Fruit Juice Smoothie


One of the things that I've been trying to get the girls to eat more of is vegetables [ok yes, so have probably every other Mom and Dad in the world].  It's working, but only when I sneak them in, which was rather easy when I used a package of organic fruits from Schwan's!  And talk about EASY this Berry Good Fruit Juice Smoothie is definitely easy and delicious! A cup full of organic fruit [featuring Organic sun-ripened golden pineapple and mangos with blueberries], 3/4 cup of orange juice, and a scoop of BlendFresh Red and I had a delicious frozen drink that they couldn't resist! 5.0 from 2 reviews Berry Good Fruit Juice Smoothie   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   This frozen smoothie will have your kids begging for more! Cuisine: Frozen Beverage Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 cup Organic … [Read more...]