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Get Ready for Back to School with YumEarth Organics Snacks [+ Giveaway!]

YumEarth Candy

Welcome to the Back 2 School Giveaway Hop! A Giveaway Hop devoted entirely to great back to school giveaways!  Be sure to hop around to them all [in the linky below my giveaway at the bottom of this post]. Make sure to stop over at The Review Wire to enter to win a Back to School Prize Pack valued at $98, that includes Star Wars Workbooks from Workman Publishing, Clothing from French Toast, a Backpack from TerraCycle and Character Tapes from Duck Tape Brands. After you enter my giveaway make sure to stop over to enter to win this Grand Prize at The Review Wire! YumEarth Organics is a household name for my family and I hope they've become one for you too as I've shared our love for them over the years here on SEBG. Whether it be Easter, Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine's Day - my girls love getting YumEarth Organics for treats.  It … [Read more...]

Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway – US

Step2NeatTidyGiveaway

Welcome to the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy and sponsored by Step2! As a fellow Step2 Ambassador, Viva Veltoro just had the opportunity to review one of Step2's newest products, the Neat & Tidy Cottage II. This realistic playhouse will look great in any backyard because of its charming exterior that resembles stone and wood. Your little one can pretend to cook, clean and welcome guests into their very own house. Check out the Viva Veltoro's full review of the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II to see all of the awesome features of this playhouse. Details of the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage (obtained from the Step2 website): Open design keeps kids visible during playtime Working Dutch door and shutters Interior includes kitchen seat, fireplace, wall clock, play … [Read more...]

Welcome to Sophia’s Cafe – a Review of the Step2 Best Chef’s Play Kitchen

Step2 Review Kitchen

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. My girls got a lot of my hand-me-down toys.  Sure, they were vintage, but they just kind of lacked the technology and smoothness of modern day toys.  When I had the chance to upgrade the girls' Play Kitchen to the brand new Step2 Best Chef's Play Kitchen, I jumped at the chance.  Speaking of jumping - that's what the girls did too when the Play Kitchen box arrived at the door! Forget the idea of waiting on Daddy to come home and assemble the Play Kitchen - they wanted it right then and I totally don't blame them - I was excited to see it too!  The Best Chef's Kitchen came in 3 major pieces and was very easy to put together with a few screws [included].  While I was assembling the … [Read more...]

Natural Colored Cotton Clothing for Your Little One – Debest Baby [+ giveaway!]

Debest Giveaway

This post is brought to you courtesy of Debest Baby, who provided one of their adorable natural cotton onesies to Jamie of Momma Without a Clue  for review.  All opinions expressed are 100% Jamie's own. When a baby company goes above and beyond to keep our little ones healthy, they automatically earn credit in my book. That's why I was thrilled to be able to review a piece from their clothing line. You see, Debest uses naturally colored cotton to create beautiful clothes that will not only last for years, they're free from harmful toxins, bleaches, and dyes. For my baby girl, we received the "Blossoms In Bloom" short-sleeve bodysuit. This organic onesie is heavier than most of the other brands she's worn, but in a breathable kind of way. The natural cotton color is a gorgeous background for the little cherry blossom print, and the … [Read more...]

DIY Frozen Yogurt Pops [Summer Fun with Stonyfield]

Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Pops

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. Summer is in full swing - it's hot and the girls are loving that they can cool down with cold treats.  The only problem with that is - they ask for cold treats all.the.time.  So, after seeing my blogger friend Ruth's post about making her own Fruit Ice Pops, I was inspired to put a Stonyfield twist and make our own Frozen Yogurt Pops!  That way, the girls could enjoy as many frozen treats as they wanted because I would know exactly what was in them - and they're healthy and delicious! I decided to make these super simple, but there are so many variations you could choose.  A fellow Stonyfield Yo-Getter actually made Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles that I'm dying to try!  For our Frozen Yogurt Pops, I stuck with 2 different kinds of pureed fruit - … [Read more...]

How to Throw a RAWRsome Dinosaur Birthday Party

RAWRsome Dinosaur Party

[tps_header] It's been about 2 months since Sophia turned 4 so it's about time I shared her fantastically RAWR-some Dinosaur Birthday Party with you, don't you think!? Sophia's been an independent thinker since she was 1.  No, really, she has.  As I was preparing for her 2nd Birthday Party, I decided on a Dora theme because she was completely in love with Dora at the time and in her little 1 year old voice she proclaimed she did not want a Dora Party, she wanted a Mickey Mouse Party.  Even at a ripe age of 24 months, I knew that if she walked into her Birthday Party and it wasn't Mickey, I would never hear the end of it.  So, Mickey Mouse she got. Then, last year she requested a Disney Princess theme so I took a fun, personalized spin and make it a Princess Tea Party. The week before her 3rd birthday she fell in love with … [Read more...]

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Welcome to the Ultimate Only Baby Shower – RSVP to Win! #UOBS

Updated UOBS RSVP

We had so much fun throwing the Ultimate Online Baby Shower last year that we're doing it again - bigger AND better!  Ready to attend?  I'm extending the invite to you now!  There are 3 Main Components to the Ultimate Online Baby Shower:  RSVP Gift Baskets [2 Winners], Flash Giveaways, and Sampling Events.  Let's examine them all so you'll be ready to for everything the Ultimate Online Baby Shower offers! RSVP You do NOT want to miss out on the RSVP Prize - 2 Winners will each receive a Gift Basket worth over $400 featuring some of the best baby brands.  Here's what's in the basket: One (1) Colief Infant Drops One (1) Born Free 5oz Bottle One (1) HABA Plush Baby Vegetable Set One (1) Milkin’ Cookies Variety Pack One (1) Hyland’s Baby Cold Tablets One (1) Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Tiny Cold Syrup One (1) Daddy & … [Read more...]

Green Kid Crafts: Summer Edition

Green Kid Crafts Summer

Thanks to Green Kid Crafts for providing us with an eco friendly craft subscription box to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. Y'all know how I love Green Kid Crafts, right?!  Well, I'm excited to share with you some crafts that have been keeping my girls busy this Summer! The latest box from Green Kid Crafts that the girls have received is Interesting Insects - and it's been a BIG hit.  This box came with 3 pretty time consuming crafts, which are perfect for our family because it's so much better when a craft lasts longer than 5 minutes, right?! Within the box, the girls received a fun new chart to track their boxes from Green Kid Crafts - each box will now come with a sticker so they can see the crafts, at a glance, and remember what they've worked on.  Interesting Insects fit perfectly in our lives right now … [Read more...]

VTech Safe & Sound: Perfect Video Monitor for Toddlers

VTech Video Monitor Review

I received a VTech® Safe & Sound® Pan and Tilt Video Monitor to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed, including the opinion that this it is the perfect video monitor for toddlers, are my own. Do you have a Video Monitor? I bet if you don't you think "I'd love to have one, but I really don't need one."  And I bet if you do have one, you think "There's no way I could live without our video monitor - it's a must-have for parents."  I have been on both sides of that question.  We didn't have one when Sophia was a newborn, I felt like audio was enough and I just couldn't justify one with our budget when I kept convincing myself that audio was enough. Then I got our first video monitor and I figured out why people love them so much, but it still had it's drawbacks.  It had to be plugged in at all times and the screen was … [Read more...]

Take a Stroll Through Murphy, NC with a Summer Infant Stroller #3DLiteStrollerTour

3Dlite-features

Thanks to Summer Infant for providing a Summer Infant Stroller for the Stroller Tour to facilitate this post and to Jamie from Momma Without a Clue for this review! There's nothing I like more than going for a walk at the end of the day with my family. It helps bring us closer together, winds the kids down so they're ready for the bedtime routine when we get back home, and is just a peaceful way to end our hectic days. Recently. we were sent a 3D lite Stroller from Summer Infant to review, and not a moment too soon I might add. While my baby girl is still little compared to other 15 month-olds, toting around 18 pounds on my hip gets heavy after a while. Of course, I could let her walk since she's perfected the toddle-toddle-wobble, but the goal of our evening walks is to relax. There's just something less-than-calm about having to … [Read more...]

Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue Gear Lands at Kohl’s

PLANES Disney Jumping Gear

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. #MagicAtPlay Are your kids gearing up for the Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue like Sophia and Moreaya?!  They loved the first movie and get so excited when they see a preview anywhere! Although there are a still a couple more weeks until Planes: Fire and Rescue hits theaters, the adorable Disney Gear has already hit Kohl's shelves and can be found at Kohls.com!  Now, not only can your little ones look totally fly [oh yeah, I'm that punny] in their Jumping Beans Planes clothes, but they can go to the premiere dressed to the nines in their Planes gear too! … [Read more...]

Preventing Eczema Flare Ups with CLn Skin Care Products

CLn Bath Routine

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CLn Skin Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It's no secret that both of my girls have battled with eczema throughout their young lives because I've shared our struggles with you several times.  We've been able to figure out a few triggers, but still sometimes the girls will have a flare up and I simply just don't know why or how to really make it go away.  So, I have found that the best way to control their eczema flare ups is to avoid them altogether, makes sense, right!? Sadly, they're not alone - did you know that eczema is a disease that affects 30 million Americans and 20% of children?!  I'm completely intrigued on why the numbers of eczema are so high and … [Read more...]