ReUse CLASSICO® Pasta Sauce Jars with reCAP®

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I've partnered with CLASSICO® and reCAP® to share how to reuse pasta sauce jars and received product, coupons, premium items and reader giveaway coupons as a part of my participation. All opinions given here are fully my own. #CLASSICOMakeItYourOwn   Last week I received a beautiful shipment of products that had me so excited to spend a little time in the kitchen. We're huge fans of CLASSICO pasta sauce already, but I was excited to see some great new products, and especially recipe cards, in our CLASSICO box. In the box was also a few packages from reCAP. I almost always reuse our pasta sauce jars and mason jars, but sometimes I don't feel like I'm really utilizing them like I could. Sure, you can screw the lid back on some jars, but I knew there had to be a better option out there - there is and it's reCAP, but more on … [Read more...]

Get Fit and Ready for Summer with Aurorae Yoga

Aurorae Yoga GP

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs. This giveaway hop is full of bloggers who are ready to celebrate the warm temperatures of Summer with some fabulous prizes. Be sure to hop around to them all, including the TWO Grand Prizes - the first right here and the second over at Viva Veltoro! If there's one type of exercise that I like doing, it's definitely... lounging on a beach towel. Oh gosh no, that was totally the wrong ending to that sentence. The answer was supposed to be yoga, but luckily, this company [and giveaway] have me and you covered with both of those answers! I've reviewed a few different products from Aurorae Yoga over the years and I'm super excited about the one that is in the mail headed my way right now [and of course, a review it will be coming soon]. One of their newest … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Cup of Personal Comfort with Organic Tea from Rozhan Tea

Enjoying Cup of Tea

Today's cup of tea was brought to you by Rozhan Tea. All opinions are my own. Do you experience bloating, swelling, menstrual cramps every month with your period? I do and I have for as long as I can possibly remember. Every month, it never fails, that at least one day I want to just lay in bed and wallow in self pity for these very reasons. But I'm a Mom and I power through, somehow. This past month, however, my cup of tea helped me power through with little reason to wallow! Rozhan Tea contacted me about trying their organic teas, especially their Personal Comfort blend, and I enthusiastically said yes. A warm cup of tea always sounds nice... and one that can help with bloating? I'm ready to steep! Rozhan Tea Company is a privately-held woman owned company headquartered in Orange County, CA... As the demand for herbal organic … [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...]

Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents

Best Cloth Diapers PIn

This post about the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents was inspired by a collaboration with Buttons Diapers. All opinions are my own. Even though it's been a bit since my own cloth diapering days, my cloth diaper posts are still some of the most popular here on the blog. After over 4 years of using cloth on my girls and with my title of a blogger I was able to experience a ton of different cloth diapers through reviews [really, quite a few - check out my extensive catalog of cloth diaper reviews here] and had the experience of cloth diapering both my girls as newborns, infants, and even toddlers. But perhaps the time when parents have the most questions about cloth diapers is before they even start! That's why I'm sharing the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents today! Cloth Diapering can seem totally overwhelming at first glance - … [Read more...]

Cloth Diaper Wet Bag and Cloth Wipes: Cuckoo for Cloth

Cuckoo for Cloth

Welcome to the 2nd annual Cuckoo for Cloth giveaway event, hosted by Zephyr Hill Blog and ConservaMom! This event is a fun way to visit lots of different cloth diapering bloggers and enter to win some wonderful prizes. After 4+ years of cloth diapering, I certainly have my favorite accessories and this giveaway features a few of them! First - the best decision I ever made while cloth diapering was to use cloth wipes and I love the cloth wipes from Gina's Soft Cloth Shop! In fact, I still use some of our stash as wash cloths and dish towels. Within the prize, I'm also including a couple of sample packs of cloth diaper-safe detergent. You may know that my choice of laundry detergent for cloth diapers was a little unconventional according to most [but it works, believe me!], but I also loved having sample packs like Rockin' Green and … [Read more...]

Win the Hello Summer Grand Prize – an ULTIMATE Backyard Fun Prize Package from Step2


Welcome to the {second annual} Hello Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. The days are getting longer and hotter and we’re saying Hello to Summer in fun giveaway style! Beat the heat and hop around to all the participating bloggers’ giveaways at the bottom of this post. Are you ready to win the ULTIMATE Backyard Fun Prize Package courtesy of Step2?! One lucky person is going to win all THREE of these amazing prizes! Step2 Home Run Baseball Trainer: Batter up! The Step2 Home Run Baseball Trainer is a stand-alone sports trainer that helps kids practice their baseball skills. Mini athletes will learn about cooperative play as they take turns going up to bat and enhance their hand-eye coordination as they swing at the ball to score a home run. This outdoor sports set will be a grand slam with your kiddos! … [Read more...]

Win a $550 Prize Package from myCharge (with gift cards + prizes!)


Special thanks to Ruth from Viva Veltoro for sharing this giveaway with us today! How many times have you been out running errands or trying to get through the workday when you see the dreaded little red battery alert flash on your phone, tablet, or laptop? It gets even worse the older device gets. It feels like you're trying to beat the clock in order to get home or back to your charger in time. Then, you're stuck near the outlet for the next few hours. If this sounds like something you experience a little too often, you're going to LOVE this giveaway that's been generously sponsored by myCharge! myCharge is a maker of portable chargers for smartphones, tablets and other USB devices, and they want to help empower moms this Mother’s Day (and everyday!). They know how important it is to stay connected to the people and things you love … [Read more...]

Jamberry Nails and aka Originals Hand Stamped Jewelry Giveaway – Something Special for Mom


Welcome to the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by the Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, which is why a group of fabulous bloggers have come together to share gifts and giveaways that are perfect for the special lady in your life - or maybe even yourself! a.k.a. originals offers high quality, unique, personalized pieces for Mother's, Father's, Grandparents, & Pet Parents that are meant for everyday wear.  All of the items we sell are made by our hands and are made with 0.925 sterling silver and copper metal. We specialize in unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, and Teachers We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service possible We are happy to accommodate any custom requests  - just e-mail! I was … [Read more...]

Let’s Shower Mom: A Baby Shower Giveaway – Over $1200+ in Prizes


They say April showers bring May flowers... Well, our April shower is going to shower one lucky mom with over $1200 in prizes! We've brought together several AMAZING sponsors to offer one HUGE prize package: BabyBjorn: This Swedish, family-owned business started in 1961 and their goal has remained the same: to make day-to-day life easier for parents of small children by developing safe and innovative products of the highest quality for children up to three years old. Their wide assortment of products consists of baby carriers, bouncers, travel cribs, cradles, potty chairs, high chairs and kitchen products. You may be familiar with BabyBjorn's iconic line of baby carriers, but if you don't know about their Travel Crib Light, you're definitely missing out! This is truly one of Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro's favorite pieces of … [Read more...]

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Who could use a $25 Amazon Gift Card?! I've got one up for grabs in an easy entry giveaway celebrating one of my favorite, easy family meals. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hamburger Helper. All opinions expressed are my own. I'm going to let you in on another little secret - there's an amazing Free Beef promotion from Hamburger Helper going on right now! There's nothing that makes a meal better to this Mom than a good deal and you certainly can't beat a rebate that is worth up to $8! My local market already had Hamburger Helper on sale so purchasing 3 boxes was an easy choice when I knew my Lean Ground Beef was going to be free! Be sure to grab that rebate before it's gone too! What Hamburger Helper meal is your family's favorite? … [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...]