Relax & Read Giveaway (Prize Pack with 8 Books $131 value!)

Read & Relax GiveawayWhen was the last time you sat down with a book and read just for fun? I’m not even talking e-books, but a real, physical book with crisp pages that still have the scent of the printer? If you haven’t done this in a while (like me), here’s your chance to update your home library with some new releases just waiting to be opened! {Note, some of these books have a religious/faith-based theme, so if that’s not your thing, feel free to pass on the giveaway this time!} Continue reading

20 Books Great for 2 Year Olds

books for 2 year olds

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“Mom-me, one mo book, peas,” she says to me doe-eyed before I tuck her in bed. “Just one more.”

My daughter just turned 2 1/2 and to say she loves books is an understatement. This child adores immersing herself in tales of fantasy and imagination. On average, she picks up five books per day for us to read to her. Continue reading

Bubble Bum Booster + $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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As parents, you know we’re passionate about car seat safety. We all want to keep our children as safe as possible, but sometimes unexpected circumstances can pop up and you might not be prepared. This is where Bubble Bum comes in! BubbleBum is the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children ages 4-11. It easily deflates and folds flat so it can be carried on-the-go, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Not only is it convenient, it’s also comfortable with an added belt positioning clip for extra comfort.

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Oscar 2015 Fashion Finds Under $100

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It’s been deemed the “Super Bowl for women,” and just like the Super Bowl, many people watch it for something other than the game. While it’s fun to see who wins, I watch the Oscars for the gorgeous red carpet fashion.

But like many that sit on their couches and drool over the unattainable $1,000+ dresses, I simply can’t afford, nor do I have a place to wear, such attire. So how can you tap into the fashion trends seen on the red carpet, and for much less? Here are dozens of fashion finds for less than $100 inspired by fashion donned at the 2015 Oscars. Continue reading

8 Movies From 1995 That Will Make You Feel Old

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My husband and I love to play the “what year was that made” game. Maybe it’s because it’s our way to walk down memory lane (we’ve been together since junior year of high school), or maybe it’s a coping method of hitting our 30s (note that he just turned 30 and I still have 6 more months in my 20s – yes, I’m petty like that).

The year 2005 doesn’t sound that “old,” but then I realize that was TEN years ago. I was already two years into college, Sex & the City had already ended, and “The” Facebook was pretty much unheard of.

Move back another 10 years and we’re at 1995 (I’m so good at math). Full House was in its final season, gas had just tipped at over a buck a gallon, and I was still playing with dolls.

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2015 Product of the Year Winners + Giveaway ($250 value!) *Closed*

Product of the Year 2015

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Did you know that nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year? That is a whole lot of research, execution and innovation in just 365 days! But of those products, some are heroes, while others are dubbed zeros. Let’s focus on the heroes of 2015 – the 2015 Products of the Year. Continue reading

Safe Music for Kids: Kidz Bop 27 Review

KIZ-BOP-27

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If you would have asked me two years ago if I found any enjoyment in listening to renditions of mainstream songs recorded by kids, I would have said no way. But since becoming a mom, my priorities have changed along with my interests. What was once a time about me, and only me, has evolved into something much bigger in this life – the safety of my children.

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DIY No-Sew Pump Bra (Upcycle an Old Sweater!)

Hands-free no sew pump bra

I pump at least 5 times a day, no joke. I have a breast pump that stays at work and one that stays at home. The one at work houses my Medela hands-free bustier, and while I LOVE that thing, it runs about $35. So I got to thinking, for the 2x per day I pump at home, how can I go hands-free without investing in another pump bra? Continue reading