I partnered with Portrait Innovations for this post and received a session and portraits at no cost.
Do you remember getting all dressed up with the family and heading to the portrait studio as a kid for family photos? Sometimes it seems like with all the “instant” photos these days, the posed family photos that line the mantle take a backseat. Not in our house. Each year we take studio photos of each of the kids for their birthdays and this year, we joined them in the photo.
I received samples from Product of the Year to facilitate the following post.
Every February, Product of the Year announces its annual winners. I’ve been blessed in the past to receive the 2015 winning products (see 2015 POY winners), and this year I was asked again to check out the winning items.
So what is Product of the Year and how are these products deemed best of the best for 2017? Each year, innovative products are nominated and then placed into categories such as beauty, personal care, household essentials, food and beverages. They are then assessed on seven key measures. One product is the winner of each category, based on the results of 40,000 consumer survey results (that’s a lot of peeps!).
I am a Joovy Mom and partnered with Joovy for the following post. I received a Joovy Tricycoo 4.1 at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
We’ve been toying with the idea to get Little Man a bike but thought he might be too young. He watches Bear, now 4-years-old, ride her bike, longingly, wishing he too could pedal in the park with her. As a Joovy blogger, I was recently introduced to the new Tricycoo 4.1 and knew it would be a perfect introduction to riding a bike.
I am a Joovy Mom and partnered with Joovy for the following post. I received a Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite double stroller and rear seat at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Finding that perfect double stroller can be a challenge. When I first found out I was pregnant with my son, I knew that I would need to find a way to transport 2 little ones on walks and trips to the mall. I considered the Joovy Caboose, but at the time, there was only a rear sit/stand option, and my daughter was only 2 at the time of my son’s birth, so that wouldn’t work. It just wasn’t practical for the ages of my children…until now.
I received a GhostBed mattress by Nature’s Sleep to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Nearly two years ago, we transitioned Bear from a crib to a toddler bed. I knew the day would come that she would grow too tall for her crib mattress, and that bittersweet day is here. A few years ago, I won a twin platform bed from a survey I filled out (yeah, turns out people actually win those things!), so we assembled it, moved it into her room, and started unboxing her new twin mattress.
The GhostBed arrived in a small-ish box (small for a “typical” mattress box) and I was honestly shocked that there was supposedly a mattress in there.
I received a copy of The Pirate Train by Nicole Plyler Fisk to facilitate this review.
After Christmas 2011, Dennis and I were planning on taking a ski trip to Whistler that January. We couldn’t wait to get back on the slopes after a year hiatus, but things don’t always go as expected. On Christmas Eve, we found out that we’d been blessed with a pregnancy, something we’d be trying for, for nearly a year. So rather than head north to ski, we headed southwest to the beach and welcomed our daughter 9 months later!
Things don’t always go as planned, and that’s what makes life so exciting. It’s what you make of the unexpected that can turn them into lifelong memories. That’s the premise of the adorable children’s book by Nicole Plyler Fisk called The Pirate Train.