Are Your Cosmetics Dangerous?

Are Your Cosmetics Dangerous?

Looking good certainly has a price, but it isn't worth it when it costs you your vision or a massive doctor's bill. Women's Health Report reports that more than 86 percent of women use expired makeup, assuming that there isn't any harm. The Daily Mail reports that even more use cheap makeup products which have toxic substances such as arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. As much as you may want to look … [Read more...]

Exploring the Features of the Samsung Tab 4 Nook

Exploring the Features of the Samsung Tab 4 Nook

There is a device for everything these days, and many people have more than one mobile device to lug around on a daily basis. If only there was a way to scale down without giving up any of the features and conveniences. Thankfully, there is: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook combines e-reader features with tablet versatility. When Barnes and Noble devised their plan for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory Giveaway

Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory

As we enter the holiday season, I am sure you will take many pictures to commemorate the celebrating. As you spend time with family and friends, consider using your amazing shots to create a canvas and make a lasting memory to hang at home. I was contacted by Canvas Factory about a review just as we were getting proofs back from our most recent family shoot; I was excited to have a beautiful way … [Read more...]

Gift they Can Wear – Rileyroos Shoes

A Gift they Can Wear - Rileyroos Shoes

We are happily over-buying for our son on his first Christmas – but next year is going to be a whole different story! I have been thinking about implementing the “Want, Need, Wear, Read” gifting idea (one thing they want, one they need, one they wear, and one to read). To fit our “wear” category – I love Rileyroos shoes! I received a pair for review, all opinions are my own. A Gift they Can Wear … [Read more...]

Wallpapering an Accent Wall adds Personality to a Room

Wallpapering an Accent Wall adds Personality to a Room

I am always finding things about my house that I am unhappy with. This time, a wall that I do not have the funds to remove. So, I decided to do something with it, and was so excited to work with Milton and King to create a stunning accent wall with wallpaper from their Kemra Boutique line. I received enough wallpaper to complete my wall in exchange for my review. Wallpapering an Accent Wall For … [Read more...]

Twist and Turn Toy from International Playthings

Twist and Turn Toy from International Playthings

Do you have any little ones to buy for on your list? I have had so much fun putting together reviews for a selection of special gifts for kids from 0-2. We are finding so many fun toys and toddler gear for little dude, products we already have come to love or cannot wait to use as he gets old enough to figure them out. The Twist and Turn Activity House from International Playthings will be one of … [Read more...]

Green Toys Recycling Truck – Play Green

Green Toys Recycling Truck - Play Green

Finding baby products that are made of quality materials is not always easy. So many of the toys we have to choose from are brightly colored cheap plastic and made who knows where. I am so happy to have found high quality, USA Made Toys from Green Toys. We have a few toys from Green Toys already, and I was excited to receive a recycling truck for little dude in exchange for this review, all … [Read more...]

Painting a Deck with Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

Painting a Deck with Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

We have owned our home for two years, and we have painted almost every single wall in the house… but what about the deck? It needed new paint. A task I had been dreading for the two years we have lived here finally HAD to get done. I was so grateful to receive a Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer We had … [Read more...]

Entertaining Toys for Little Ones from KidKraft

Entertaining Toys for Little Ones from KidKraft

Are you looking for the perfect toy for a little one on your list? Toys don’t have to just be plastic and noise – they can help children develop new skills. KidKraft has a selection of toys that help build skills while allowing kids to have fun learning. I received a product from KidKraft in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. Triangle Bead Maze – Colorful, Educational Toys from … [Read more...]

Affordable Gift Ideas from Earlyears

Affordable Gift Ideas from the Earlyears

As first-time parents, we may be over-thinking toys a bit. We might be picking some that seem like great educational toys and don’t get used. I was excited to receive toys in exchange for my honest opinion from Earlyears. Their toys prove that simple developmental skills can still be practiced in something as simple (and entertaining) as putting toys in a basket or rolling balls down a … [Read more...]

Baby DIY Christmas Cards with Wee Can Too

Baby DIY Christmas Cards with Wee Can Too

I love DIY projects, but since bringing home a baby last spring – it has been hard to keep up with projects and a baby. Which is why it is SO fun to find ways I can teach our little guy to be creative. Wee Can Too makes this endeavor easier for me by creating safe products for us to use. I received a set of their Baby Finger Paints in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. DIY Christmas … [Read more...]

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

Welcome to the Holiday Gift guide for the littlest ones on your list. I love learning about cute ways to personalize the toys and books my little guy plays with – and the All About Me! Personalized storybook from Lakeshore Learning is perfect. I received this product from Lakeshore Learning in exchange for this post and my review, all opinions are my own. All About Me! Personalized Storybook Our … [Read more...]

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

I sat down and read Moby Dick with my 10 month old tonight… the BabyLit version of course. I love reading with our little guy, but not so much that we could make it through the 206,052 words of the real thing. BabyLit introduces classic literature to little ones in easy to read, board books that teach colors, numbers, and other simple words to little learning minds. I received a selection of … [Read more...]

Encourage Individuality with B. Toys

Encourage Individuality with B. Toys

When it came to baby gear and toys, my husband and I made a pact to avoid anything with a cartoon character on it as long as we could. We don’t dislike cartoons, and we aren't anti-television, we just thought “why not avoid it?” – look for toys that are less “commercial” and more “individual.” I love B. Toys for this. Their about page explains just that, they inspire individuality. I received a … [Read more...]

Robeez: The Perfect Gift for Little Feet

Robeez: The Perfect Gift for Little Feet

Welcome to the Holiday Season! Not really, it’s still not even THANKSGIVING… but I am already planning for Little Dude’s first Christmas. In order to celebrate, I am so excited to be putting together a gift guide for the littlest ones on your list. Featuring some of my favorite items that we are using at home now, or will be using as he heads into his second year of life. I received a pair of … [Read more...]

#SweetMeetsSpicy with New TAZO Chai Tea Flavors

#SweetMeetsSpicy with New TAZO Chai Tea Flavors

I don’t like coffee. I had a short stint as a barista in college, and I still don’t like coffee (maybe that is why it was short…). I worked around this by falling in love with TAZO® teas, especially the Tazo Chai tea. Which is why I am so excited about their new Chai tea flavors in filter bags and concentrate. I received some of the new flavors to review in exchange for my honest … [Read more...]

A Simple Guide to Diapering

A Simple Guide to Diapering

A Simple Guide to Diapering Your precious 8 month old baby only deserves the best to pamper his cute bottom, but you've hit up the local department store recently and realized that diapers are getting insanely expensive. They sure weren’t kidding when they told you it’s going to cost a fortune to raise a child. Since you only want the best for your baby, you would love to have the time and … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Baby Gift Guide 2014

Gingerbread Collection from Tommee Tippee

December is coming quickly, and while I would like to avoid thinking about it a little longer – it’s only a couple months away. December usually means Christmas wish lists - lots of them. But, as we get closer to December, I am so excited to be putting together an amazing gift guide for the little ones on your list! Ideas for babies, toddlers, and pre-k’s that are fun to give and age appropriate. … [Read more...]

Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™ Giveaway

Mega Bloks First Builders Fast Tracks

Start your engines! My little guy is on the move, and loves just about anything else that is on the move too. We received a Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™ Raceway for review (and we have one available for a giveaway too!). Mega Bloks First Builders™ Fast Tracks™ Raceway My husband has been dreaming of matchbox cars, racing tracks and building blocks since we found out we were … [Read more...]

Small Diaper Bag with Lots of Space

Small Diaper Bag with Lots of Space

I am a bag person. I don't mean designer purses. I mean a good bag with lots of pockets, the perfect size, and has a strap that stays on my shoulder. This bag perfectionism is why I have struggled to find a diaper bag that I like. I find good bags, but they are too big or do not have enough pockets. I was so excited to work with Ah Goo Baby and to receive their Grab & Go bag in exchange for my … [Read more...]

Fast, Accurate Thermometer for Cold and Flu Season

Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer

Cold and flu season is upon us! As a new mom, I will admit I am a bit overzealous when it comes to checking my son’s every bump, bruise, cough and hiccup. Exergen TemporalScanner makes it super easy for me to take his temperature. I received a thermometer in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own. Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer When it comes to taking my baby’s … [Read more...]

Happy National Popcorn Month

Happy National Popcorn Month

Happy National Popcorn Month! Yes, October is National Popcorn Month, and I am so excited to celebrate! G.H.Cretors wants you to celebrate the month with their amazing popcorn offerings (including their addicting Chicago mix of caramel and cheese popcorn). I was SO excited to review their product in exchange for my honest opinion. Popcorn – a Healthier Snack Option Not only is popcorn a … [Read more...]

Naturally Soothing Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

Naturally Soothing Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

I took a very long trip with our 2 ½ month old a few months ago. It was over 6,400 miles on three separate airplane trips. As we prepared, I knew it was going to be important to find ways to comfort this little guy while confined to a very small seat. I was SO thankful when we found he liked Tommee Tippee Pacifiers. As a #TommeeMommee I have been provided pacifiers in exchange for this review, … [Read more...]

Baby Soothing and Smoothies from Nuk

Baby Soothing and Smoothies from Nuk

My normally very happy baby has had a really rough time with teething. With four teeth coming in all at once, we have days of fussing, chewing on everything in sight, and some really late nights. I was so excited to receive a variety of items from Nuk – including pacifiers and their Soothasaurus teething toy - which have both provided some much needed relief! I received a selection of items from … [Read more...]

Baby Necessities for the Fall

Baby Necessities for the Fall

Baby necessities are important to keep on hand at all times. Fall is upon us. As we ready ourselves for the change of season, for many, it's a huge change of pace. Kids are headed back to school, and winter is creeping up on us. Fall is a great time to stock up on your baby necessities before winter blows in and makes travel treacherous. Even though my 8 month old isn’t headed off to school … [Read more...]

Dinner Time with a Harmony Juvenile High Chair

Dinner Time with a Harmony Juvenile High Chair

Dinner time was an important part of my family. It was a time of sharing our experiences of the day, talking, and just being together. Now that we have a little one, my husband and I want to make sure we that spirit of dinner time important. This meant finding a chair that worked with our table, so even at 7 months old, our little guy can be part of family meal time. I received a Ryze Pedestal … [Read more...]

Healthy Teeth with #CrestProHealth

Healthy Teeth with #CrestProHealth

Healthy teeth are so important, but I know plenty of people who HATE going to the dentist. I have never had an aversion to going, but it is not my FAVORITE thing to do. Crest is looking to ensure healthy teeth and smooth check-ups by helping you escape the scrape at your next visit to the dentist. I received this Crest product for free from Smiley 360 in exchange for my honest review. Healthy … [Read more...]

Nursery Ideas for Your Bundle of Joy

Nursery Ideas for Your Bundle of Joy

When we brought home our baby, we had a few nursery ideas. The first one on our list was making sure everything was safe - especially the crib. Cribs can be dangerous, if they aren't properly outfitted. Crib bumpers are the classic standard, but they don't really do very much to protect your bundle of joy. That's why I was excited to learn about the Just Born Fresh Air Crib Liner. I am … [Read more...]

Baby Depot At Burlington has Brands Moms Trust

Baby Depot At Burlington has Brands Moms Trust

I have learned in my almost 5 months of being a mother (I know, I have a long way to go!) that kids are expensive. So, when I can find a place to save on all my favorites – I am one happy shopper! Baby Depot at Burlington has a great selection of products at the best prices – and I was excited to partner with them to share with you some of their favorites! I received products from Baby Depot at … [Read more...]

Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars – Britax Pavilion

Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars - Britax Pavilion

When it comes to infant car seats, I was tired of carrying that thing around about two days in. So, I was so excited to partner with Britax to review a convertible car seat – and move on from that infant seat! I received a Britax Pavilion car seat in exchange for my review. Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars Secretly (not anymore!), I want a new car. So when the infant seat (and the convertible … [Read more...]

Perfect Paint Job with HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer

Perfect Paint Job with HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer

We do a lot of painting at our house. Sometimes I change my mind about a whole room color and sometimes it is something much smaller like a project touch up. Either way, it is often. From big to small, it is always nice to have a quick and easy way to get the paint job done. So when we started on a small shelving project in the kitchen, the Finish Max Sprayer helped us get the painting done … [Read more...]

Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

My baby boy is growing up REALLY fast, I know people say that, but it becomes so real when you are living it. Soon, we will be on to solid foods, and I am so nervous about making the right choices for him. I was excited to partner with Fresh Baby to share with you some Summer Food Safety tips. I received products for review in exchange for my honest opinion – and if you keep reading their might be … [Read more...]

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

This summer I have been itching to work on some projects around the house. With a baby – that makes things a little harder to get done, but we have still managed to make a few updates in our kitchen that have made a big difference. I was so pleased to work with Encore countertops again to lighten our countertop color. I received a product in exchange for my honest review. Encore Concrete … [Read more...]

Febreze #Noseblind Test

Febreze #Noseblind Test

Most of us have heard of Febreze, you may even have some of their products in your home. Maybe sometimes you remember to use them, but for the most part, your house doesn’t smell so bad, right? Did you know your nose learns to become BLIND to smells in your home? I recently received products from Febreze in order to facilitate a Febreze NoseBlind test in my home and to share my experience with … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Best of British

Tommee Tippee Best of British

Can you believe it has been almost a whole year since we all watched in anticipation as little Prince George and his parents emerged from the hospital? One year since we waited for the newest pictures of the littlest member of the Royal Family. And now, we are celebrating the little Price’s FIRST birthday! In celebration of Prince George’s birthday – Tommee Tippee has partnered with us to host a … [Read more...]

Coffee and a Conscious with OneCup

Coffee and a Conscious with OneCup

The hubby and I purchased ourselves a Keurig brewer last November and we love it! Yes, we were late to the “Keurig Game” – but we are catching up quickly… with the waste. Yes, the little plastic cups that cannot be recycled. Which is why I was so excited to find the OneCup from Rogers Family Company, featuring a 97% bio-degradable single serve coffee pack. Coffee and a Conscious with OneCup With … [Read more...]

Stairway Safety with KidCo Baby Gates

Stairway Safety with KidCo Baby Gates

I really do not want to be one of those parents that have a safety lock on every window, door, cabinet, toilet, outlet, door knob… you get the idea. However, I know it is all important. I know little fingers get into things they shouldn’t, little walkers and crawlers get into things that are not safe – and I need to be prepared. KidCo helps me prepare for a mover! I received a baby gate from KidCo … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

In our rather small kitchen, it has been hard to create a personality. We do not have the time (or money) to rip out the whole thing and start over, so we find smaller things that can make a big difference. We have done some plumbing before, so I decided it would be an easy project to install a new faucet – something with a lot of personality was just the trick! I received a faucet from Delta … [Read more...]

Sun Safety for the Entire Family

Sun Safety for the Entire Family

Summer is in full swing (mostly) and we are spending more and more time outside. I have never been one to turn golden brown in the summer – I am usually a nice bright shade of red after an afternoon in the sun. I was excited to partner with Coppertone to share with you some tips on sun safety this summer. I received Coppertone products in exchange for my review. Sun Safety for the Entire … [Read more...]

Find Fun This Summer With Shout

Find Fun This Summer With Shout

Laundry: ugh. I felt like when it was two people, just the husband and I, we were doing way too much laundry. Now, with a baby, it is even more, AND the clothes have more stains. Laundry takes precious time out of my day, and I would prefer it took much less time. With Shout – it can be! I received products from Shout in exchange for my review. Shout It Out According to Shout, these days, … [Read more...]

Enjoy Heluva Good! Dips at Your Next Get-Together

Heluva Good! Dips

This spring has been full of barbeques and parties for my family. Usually they are the kind of things that require us to bring along a side dish. My go-to side dish is EASIER than any recipe; it is dropping by the store and buying chips and dip. When contacted by Heluva Good! – I was excited to try their new limited edition flavor of dip in exchange for a review – and to share it with friends at … [Read more...]

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