Toy Review – Crashlings: Cute & Fun for Kids

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My boys have been having fun with Crashlings, the latest craze in the toy world.  I'd say these are more boy-friendly than girl but lately I've found that all of my boys' girl friends seem to be totally into things like aliens so I'm gonna go with this toy being an all play for both sexes!  Crashlings are a line of little aliens (you can see from … [Read more...]

Kindle Fire: Best Tablet & E-Reader Option for Kids

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We're definitely a Kindle family and I haven't been shy about sharing my love of our family Kindles. My last Kindle-related post was last month about stealing my kids' Paperwhite.  I can feel a little less guilty about it now that we also have a Kindle Fire for the kids. We got the Kindle Fire thanks to Staples and it's great that they now each … [Read more...]

Join TODAY for a #EveryoneONBoard @Safety_1st Twitter Party 4:30pmET

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Here are the details guys - I'm hosting a fun Twitter party THIS AFTERNOON and if you are around watching football, hop on with us and enter to win some fab prizes! This Twitter chat will be hosted by myself, @WhitneyMWS @ClassyMommy and we’ll have LIVE tweets coming straight from the famous ABC Baby Expo in Las Vegas from @OurKnightLife too! … [Read more...]

New Snack Fav in Our House: Balance Bar & #Giveaway 4 Walmart Gift Card & Balance Bars

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Back in July sometime, I got a note about doing a campaign with Balance Bar and Walmart. I said yes because I'm always up for trying a new energy bar and then promptly forgot about it until earlier this week. I realized I hadn't checked it out yet so I sent hubby over to Walmart to pick us up a couple of boxes of Balance Bars and see what we … [Read more...]

Madewell Looks for the Fall, Plus Coupon Codes for Sweaters & Sale Items

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Back in the spring, I told you how I stumbled upon Madewell with my friend Jen when we were in the mall.  I had gotten a couple of items from them that I just loved.  All of their clothes have a casual, comfortable feel to them.  I have shopped with them a few times since but I really do just adore them for some of their fall clothes. Right now … [Read more...]

bravado! Designs Nursing Wear

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I nursed my son for a year and that meant that I got to wear lovely nursing bras for a very long time. One thing I learned very quickly is that comfort is key. With your body constantly changing it is important to have a bra that can be worn all day and allow you to easily nurse your baby comfortably. The bras by bravado! Designs are made just for … [Read more...]

Tomato & Dill Soup

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I've been reading a ton on healthy eating. I'm happy to report that week two of my healthy eating challenge has commenced and I'm already 3.5 pounds down. It wasn't just about losing weight but about eating healthier and getting back to some of the better eating habits I had before the summer. So, during my reading, one of the things I read was … [Read more...]

Get SUCKED in with this new Game/App: Panda PandeMonium

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Cole and I have been playing this one with the same level of addiction I was playing Candy Crush last year.   It's a brand new app and game called Panda PandaMonium  and it's a little like Majong meets Candy Crush.  You're making matches, have goals to achieve and the ultimate goal each round is to save the pandas who are trapped in the … [Read more...]

Teething Bling: Made For Mom. Safe For Baby.

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I remember the time well when my son would take every necklace I wore and try to put it in his mouth. It led to frustration for both me and him, because I was always telling him "no", and he just wanted something to put in his mouth while I held him. The people over at Smart Mom Jewelry found a solution to that problem, and one that I think many of … [Read more...]

Ready2Dine Highchair: Portable Booster Seat and High Chair In One

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When you have your first baby you get a TON of baby items if you are lucky. Once the baby arrives you realize that you probably don't need all those items. You also realize how important it is to use multifunctional products that will save you space and time. The Graco Ready2Dine 2-in-1 high chair is definitely one of those products. Graco's … [Read more...]

Juice Cleanse Done. Continuing on The Road to Wellness.

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Whether or not any of you care or are reading about my juice cleanse remains to be seen so if you aren't into reading about it, you can just skip along from this post because I got wordy in this one! But in case anyone's curious, I thought I would share where I'm at with my juice cleanse and my journey to getting beyond the unhealthy eating habits … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Probably torturing myself by sharing this one today but the pictures are just so beautiful and drool-worthy that I couldn't help it.  Everyone who knows my story and knows from yesterday that I'm currently doing a juice cleanse & detox can get a good chuckle out of my chocolate cake share today! This one comes from a friend and looks … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out on These Amazeballs Labor Day Weekend Sales #FashionFriday #CouponCodes

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Coupon codes galore for this weekend's Labor Day celebrations!  Some of these seem too-good-to-be-true so hop on them!  Lots of end of summer style sales to be had if you're good and can buy and hold onto stuff until next season and there's also plenty of new fall items that are debuting this weekend.  You can generally find good deals the first … [Read more...]

Detox & Juice Cleanse w/Evolution Fresh Review {DAY 1}

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Today is day two of my "reset."  I'm very lightly doing a juice cleanse detox using Evolution Fresh juices I picked up at Whole Foods yesterday.  I am not following any specific plan other than to eat way healthier, lightly and to try and reboot myself from some of my bad eating habits that I've picked up over the last couple of months. Here's … [Read more...]

Invisalign: the Smart Choice for Braces for Tweens & Teens #InvisalignTalk

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. A small part of me still gets a pit in my stomach when I think about my middle school years.  I was so awkward.  And the girls!  Girls can be so mean.  There are just so many hormones flying around and just about everything is awkward physically for kids.  For … [Read more...]

Weight Gain, Un-Wellness and My Road to a Detox & Possible Cleanse

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Yesterday I freaked out when I stepped on the scale.  That was my moment.  The moment I cracked and I realized I had to shape up and that something with my diet and routine has to change. I can pinpoint exactly when my bad eating habits started and say with confidence that it was Easter, which you guys may remember was late this year.  It was at … [Read more...]

Time to Pack Those Lunchboxes… with @CVS_Extra #GoldEmblem Plus a #Giveaway

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Wednesday.  Less than a week now 'til my kids start back at school.  Not that I'm counting down the days or anything ;-)  Seriously, have your kids started back yet?  While my kids and I are more than ready, it's nice to have these last few days to enjoy the pool and some time with friends while we get ready for the next school year to begin. So … [Read more...]

Look Good Feel Better Raises Awareness & Funds for Women w/Cancer #LGFBFashion4Good

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Like me, I bet you have a bunch of clothes, shoes and other accessories in your closet that are sitting there unused. I know that I love to purge about once a year and end up taking bags of clothes up to my local clothing donation organization. But recently, I learned about Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps women who are dealing … [Read more...]

OBSESSED: Outlander Books & STARZ TV Show. Plus, Win a Trip to Scotland!

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Little did I know that this campaign to post about the new Outlander show on STARZ would introduce me to my latest fiction obsession! In early August, I wrote about the new STARZ TV Series Outlander, how it was set to debut and how I had gotten a sneak peek of the first two episodes. I've since read the first book again from start to finish, … [Read more...]

chicBuds – Fashionable & Functional Ear Buds

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While I am a big proponent of my bluetooth in my car, I'm also finding that I love the option that chicBuds ($14.99) are giving me!  These headphones are also equipped with a mic so they're not only fashionable looking but functional because I can wear them and talk at the same time. chicBuds has a wide assortment of patterns available - you can … [Read more...]