8 Times I Wish I’d Had the Step2 Igloo® Wagon with Cooler™ [+ a DOUBLE Giveaway!]

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 … [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...]

Treat Yourself to Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls

Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. I had my first in-person glimpse and taste of Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls almost a year ago.  I was so excited to have received a little frozen package of these pearls from Heaven on my doorstep.  When Stonyfield told me I would have another chance at trying them, I literally jumped up and down. My friends, if you can find the Frozen Yogurt Pearls in a frozen section in your local Whole Foods [and you just might if you live in the New England area] - run to get your hands on a box... you'll thank me, I promise!  Plus, you can save with this exclusive coupon to get 2 boxes of Frozen Yogurt Pearls for $6. I could rave and go on and on about these delicious little pieces of frozen goodness, but let me share exactly what they are so you can … [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...]

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...]

EcoFriendly Greeting Cards from Plymouth Card Company [+ $50 GC Giveaway!]

Plymouth Card Company giveaway

This post about ecofriendly greeting cards is brought to you by Plymouth Card Company.  All opinions are my own. Welcome to the "Spring in to Spring" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes.  This hop has a Open Spring Theme, and each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! Even though there's still snow on the ground here in east Tennessee, I keep reminding myself that Spring is just around the corner!  There's just something about knowing Spring is so close that makes me all cheery inside - maybe it's the thought of warm weather on it's way, or a sense of new beginnings as the Spring flowers start to appear... whatever it … [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...]

The Only Things Certain in Life are Death, Taxes… and Insurance [Keep It Simple with TurboTax]

Only Things Certain in Life

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TurboTax, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TurboTaxACA http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV It's mid-February which means Spring is just around the corner... that also means April 15th is right around the corner!  I would guess that my mailbox isn't the only one that is received W2's and 1099's and maybe even 1098 forms if you're heading back to school or have a child in college.  Tax time... it's a love it or leave it attitude for most and that usually depends on how big of a refund you expect to get! This year, though, it seems that people have more questions than in years past - I know I did.  With the new Affordable Health Care Act you may be a bit confused at how that affects your filing this year too.  But fear not because TurboTax … [Read more...]

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

DoctoronDemandCodeUpdated

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...]

Cute & Clever Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Personalization Mall

Valentines Day Gift Guide Clever Ideas

Today’s post about Cute & Clever Ideas for Valentine's Day Gifts has been sponsored by Personalization Mall.  All opinions are my own. It seems like the ball just dropped and the year rolled to 2015 and it's already time to start talking Valentine's Day!  The truth is... the red hot day is just a couple weeks away so now's the time to start planning and purchasing for that special someone and today I have the cutest collection of clever gift ideas for Valentine's Day! I'm back in full, personalization fashion with a collection of gifts that are the cutest and most clever gifts I could find as I scoured PersonalizationMall.com.  Well, honestly I had a little help from the site itself as they have some great Gift Guides live to help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your Valentine's Day List this year.  I found quite a … [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...]

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...]