Urbini Dream Nursery Contest

Urbini Nursery Contest

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have exciting news to share with all the soon-to-be or new parents out there... Urbini has added a new line of nursery furniture to its portfolio, including wooden cribs!  To showcase the new line, Urbini has created the Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest where one lucky winner will have the designer of the new Urbini nursery furniture, Rachel Dacks, come to their home to provide them an Urbini Dream Nursery, including Urbini furniture and décor. Winners will receive: Grand Prize: One Urbini Crib One Urbini Changing Table One Urbini 6 Drawer Dresser One Urbini Cubi Play Yard In addition to the Urbini furniture, the winner will receive a home visit by Urbini designer … [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...]

Let Doctor On Demand Help During Flu Season [+ Exclusive Coupon Code for Free Call]

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This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of the Doctor On Demand App.  All opinions are my own. This year's flu season is particularly severe. Our whole family just got over the flu a few weeks ago and it was not fun.  We decided to treat our symptoms at home after seeing on the news that hospitals were urging people with flu-like symptoms to avoid the ER, since our symptoms started on the weekend.  Luckily, we all recovered well, but I was well aware that it could get serious and fast - which is why I was glad I had a doctor just a smartphone away. With Doctor On Demand, you can treat the flu from home using your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, by having a Video Visit with a Board Certified physician. Doctor on Demand physicians can diagnose, treat, and even write prescriptions for the flu and nearly any other … [Read more...]

Berry Good Fruit Juice Smoothie

Berry-Good-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...]

Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System

Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System

I was provided a Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System to gift to a family in need in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. I shared just before Christmas how I was able to pay it forward before the Holidays by blessing a family with a totally fun toy.  I admit that I sometimes get so caught up with my girls, my work, and life that I forget to step back and think about how I can be a blessing to others - by giving of my time and donations.  But that post reminded me that I need to take that time and use it as a wonderful teaching opportunity for my girls - so they learn the importance of giving too! So in a time when it's quite popular to be sharing New Year's Resolutions, I'm sharing mine with you... "To give more in 2015".  I want to be more generous - with my time and wonderful opportunities that come about from … [Read more...]

Meet ZumZum Bikes: The Coolest Balance Bikes Ever

Zum Zum Bike Race

This conversation about the coolest balance bikes is brought to you by ZumZum Bikes. The time has come for a completely new type of a balance bike to be introduced. For a while the market has been full with various balance bikes, but it turns out that there still is a way to improve the classical riding bike. ZumZum Balance Bikes have introduced a bike that is made from birch plywood, making it light, maneuverable and beautiful. Click on the video to see yourself. Balance bike like this is perfect for youngsters who have just started walking and exploring the world. The light frame means that the child is comfortable with the bike and it goes only as fast as needed. No inertia, no bulky parts that make it heavier. Whenever the kid feels that the speed is too great, the bike can be stopped by simply putting his feet on the … [Read more...]

We’ve Been Blessed to Pay it Forward this Holiday Season with Step2

Paying It Forward Step2

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. Throughout this year, I've shared with you numerous times about Step2.  It's been a wonderful year for myself, my girls, and my blog to be a Step2 Ambassador and I literally couldn't say thank you enough for the opportunities this partnership has given us.  But I'm even more excited about this post than I've been about any other from the past year.  That's because I get to share with you just how wonderful this company really is - and how they're helping my family Pay It Forward this Holiday Season. I really got to see the heart of Step2 when I visited the Headquarters in August and honestly wasn't surprised at a all when I got an email in November laying out our December opportunity for the … [Read more...]

Play With Your Food: Yogurt Christmas Tree Pancakes

Yogurt Christmas Tree Pancakes

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. #StonyfieldBlogger Preschool is out on Christmas Break which means we don't have to be in such a hurry for breakfast time in the mornings.  It also means that we're getting closer to Christmas and the girls' anticipation for the big Holiday gets more each and every day! If there's a few things my girls love it's... pancakes, Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches, and playing with their food, so the creative Mama in me thought up a fabulous idea to combine all 3!  Ok, ok - I admit that the idea behind this breakfast/craft play with your food activity came from the fact that Moreaya always wants to squirt out her pouches now.  Remember this gem? Apparently Moreaya thought that we would finger paint with @stonyfield yogurt pouches this morning rather than eat … [Read more...]

Learning to Read with Rosetta Stone Kids

Rosetta Stone Kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating. It's hard to believe that it's already time for Sophia to start learning how to read.  I turned to Rob the other day and said "You realize we don't have babies anymore."  I've always considered myself a "New Mom", but now that I'm getting ready to be a Mom to a 3 and 4.5 year old... well, I guess that description doesn't get applied to me anymore! When Sophia comes home from Preschool every day, I ask her what she did that day and listen to her stories about everything that happened that morning.  I always ask her what center she played in and her answer is always the Art Center.  My girl loves Arts and Crafts, that's for sure!  I inquire about the other centers and … [Read more...]

5 Tips on Dealing with After Holidays Clutter

After Holidays Clutter

This conversation about Dealing with After Holidays Clutter was inspired by a collaboration with Savers.  All opinions expressed are my own. The end of the year is a super busy time for most of us—between Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays there’s so much to do and consider—not to mention all of the clutter that builds up.  Today I'm going to share 5 tips that will help you deal with the After Holidays Clutter that seems to plague my house at the end of December. With all of the excitement of the upcoming Holidays, one thing that often gets overlooked is that overstuffed closet or the box of donations waiting in your garage.  The best time to deal with it is NOW. Deal with the Clutter BEFORE the Holidays. That's right - if you deal with a large portion of the clutter that you have around your house now, after the holidays … [Read more...]

New Baby Prize Package for Your Santa’s Littlest Helper – #SantasHelper #Giveaway

Santa Helper SEBG

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I’ve teamed up with more of your favorite bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs on the linky at the bottom of this post and don't miss the Santa's Little Helper Grand Prize from Step2! Here on SEBG, I have your present covered for the littlest one in your life... This prize package includes a Bamboo Baby Bottle Tree from OrganicKidz, a set of Organic Cotton Bamboo Velour Little Wipes from Gina's Soft Cloth Shop, a Born Free Classic Bottle and Bottle Insulator, a set of … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to Attend the Ultimate Online Baby Shower

UOBS_RSVP flyer

It's official - I’m extending the invite to you now!  So all you have to do to attend is RSVP now! Go ahead, click on over to the So Easy Being Green Facebook Page and RSVP for the #UOBS, I'll wait.   Seriously, I will... RSVP'ed?  Alrighty then... Welcome to the Party!  Now I'll share everything you need to know about the rest of this fabulous event! 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 Gift Baskets RSVPing is super simple – so simply that you've already done it... wait, you did RSVP, didn't you?!  Well not only are you now an official UOBS attendee, you've been entered to win 1 of 2 of these AMAZING Gift Baskets below [each … [Read more...]