In Giveaways + Events, Holiday on
November 28, 2016

Tips for Ordering Christmas Cards from Minted + $125 Credit Giveaway

Minted provided my with Christmas cards at no cost to facilitate this post. This post contains affiliate links.


In a world of instant, there is one thing that I will always hold near and dear to my heart that isn’t just a “send” button away – Christmas cards. Sure they take effort to make and days to send/arrive, but to hold that printed, physical card in my hand is priceless and a very important part of the holiday season. Read more

In Holiday on
November 22, 2016

10 Tips & Tricks for a Successful Thanksgiving [Infographic]

Thanksgiving. It’s one of the best traditional American holidays, but also one of the most stressful. Seven years ago, I stuffed my first turkey and cooked it in one of those oven bags. It was a labor of love, a real labor of love. Fifteen people showed up. It resulted in a bit of a family feud (turkey vs. ham?), an insane amount of dirty dishes, and couches full of post-dinner nappers. It was a success. And now we host Thanksgiving every year. Read more

In Mommyhood on
November 21, 2016

Project Nursery: When a Company Goes Above & Beyond

This post was written by my friend who just gave birth to her first child. I wanted to share this story on her behalf. This post contains affiliate links.

Like many other soon-to-be first time moms, I have spent a significant amount of my time over the last several months researching the “best of the best” products for my little girl. Because video monitors can be one of the pricier items, I was determined to find one that checked all the boxes and was actually enjoyable to use.

Having registries on both and BuyBuyBaby, I spend the bulk of my time on these two sites. I couldn’t help but notice in my research that a video monitor made by a brand named Project Nursery (which I had never heard of) had, by far, the best ratings. Skeptical of how great the reviews were, I began reading through them and noticed something odd – the exact same reviews existed on both and, but written by different users. Read more

In Mommyhood on
November 13, 2016

Tips to Make a Mother Daughter Relationship Better

Guest post by fellow blogger Sarah Grace Del Rosario of The Thrifty Senyorita

Tips to Improve a Mother Daughter Relationship

There is no denying it—the mother daughter relationship is a complicated relationship to be in. In general, mothers look to gain the love and respect of their children. On the other hand, daughters try to seek the approval and acceptance of their mothers. But sometimes, the lack of communication makes everything more messy and chaotic.

Most moms would love to improve their relationship with their daughters, so here are some tips that will make your mother daughter relationship better. Read more

In Past Winners on
November 11, 2016

Joovy Highchair Giveaway *Closed*

Amber at Viva Veltoro recently had the opportunity to try two Joovy high chairs: the newly redesigned Nook and Foodoo! She loved both of them but for very different reasons. You can see her full reviews of the Joovy Nook and Joovy Foodoo to get a better idea of which high chair would work best for your family. I’ve teamed up with her to offer you a chance to win YOUR choice of the Nook or Foodoo in black!

Joovy Nook High Chair


Here are some details about the Nook from the Joovy website:

Say hello to a new tradition in high chairs! The Nook uses a swing-open tray to simplify mealtime. This fantastic high chair features a large swing-open tray that operates with a one-hand motion without having to use two hands or line up cumbersome rails. Mom or dad can easily hold their child while operating the tray and there is no need to remove dishes from the tray before taking the child out of the chair. Simply swing the tray open, unbuckle your child and off you go to the next task. This feature makes your kitchen feel larger than it is. Folding the high chair and putting it in the pantry or kitchen nook makes your kitchen larger too.

  • The Nook has a swing-open tray that operates with a one-hand motion, without having to use two hands or line up cumbersome rails. Includes dishwasher-safe insert.
  • Adjustable Tray has four depth adjustments for additional space as your child grows.
  • The leatherette is easy to wipe down and we have eliminated most nooks and crannies.
  • Roomy enough to accommodate children from six months to 50 pounds.
  • Even with the tray on, the Nook has an incredibly compact, one-hand fold. Perfect for trips, picnics or grandmas.
  • No assembly required

Open size: 40.5 x 32.5 x 23.8 in
Folded size: 23.8 x 9 x 28.5 in
Tray Size: 21 in Wide
High chair weight: 15.4 lbs

Joovy Foodoo High Chair


Here are some details about the Foodoo from the Joovy website:

Newborn ready, the Foodoo allows baby to be with you in the kitchen from day one.As baby grows, the Foodoo grows with him up to 50 lbs. Easy height and recline adjustments make meals comfortable at any table. Infants and newborns can join the family tableside in the fully reclined Foodoo. Five seat recline positions allow for use with baby from day one. Perfect for sleeping baby and convenient first feedings, the Foodoo adjusts to a more upright position as baby begins to sit up. Baby will be comfortable in the deluxe leatherette seat which is soft and padded. This easy-to-clean seat is a breeze to wipe down after meals and snacks. As baby starts to explore solids, the large adjustable tray works with a one-hand motion and provides a great surface for sampling new foods. The tray includes a dishwasher-safe insert which makes for easy clean ups. It’s easy to move from room to room without scratching floors with two rubber front wheels and non-slip rubber pads.

  • Deluxe padded seat is soft and holds a child from infancy up to 50 lbs
  • 8 adjustable height positions to fit any table
  • Feed baby from birth to 4 years of age with 5 reclining positions
  • Adjustable 2-position tray with dishwasher-safe insert
  • Move easily from room to room with high-quality rubber wheels
  • Footrest adjusts to 2 positions as your child grows
  • Standing fold for easy storage

Maximum child weight: 50 lbs
Open size: 27.5 x 21 x 42 in
Folded size: 21 x 15 x 36.6 in
High chair weight: 26 lbs

One lucky reader will win their choice of either the Nook or Foodoo in black!


Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 11/25/16 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: Spit Up is the New Black is not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited. Winner will have choice of Nook or Foodoo in Black (with white).

In Holiday on
November 7, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Looking for a holiday gift for your husband. dad, brother, or other special man in your life? I’ve compiled a list of items perfect for him this holiday. Products in the 2016 Spit Up is the New Black Holiday Gift Guide consists of items personally purchased, gifts received from friends/family and samples received for review. This post contains affiliate links.Looking for a holiday gift for your husband. dad, brother, or other special man in your life? Holiday gift ideas for him!
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