Apr 142014

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All words and opinions are my own.

There’s just something special about spending an evening hanging out with the girls.  Whether it’s drinking coffee and noshing on something sweet, catching a movie, or just hanging out at someone’s house watching some guilty-pleasure housewife-type of show, recharging your batteries with gal pals is important to your mental health.

Of course getting a little glam for Girls’ Night Out is always fun, too.  When your regular “crew” is too young to get into a PG-13 movie by themselves, you may tend to skip a few steps in your normal routine.  I know most days I’m lucky if I manage to smooth on a little primer and swipe a little mascara across my lashes.

Getting Ready for Girls Night Out with 3D Crest White Strips 1HR Express & Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant #PGBestForMe #gno

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Mar 312014

I received a sample from KidzCanDesign in exchange for sharing this information with you. All thoughts and words are my own.

If you look at our refrigerator, it’s easy to tell that we have a preschooler.  There are a number of drawings and coloring pages stuck to the front of it, and many others grace the refrigerator at Grammie’s house, too.  She produces them much faster than we can keep up with them, that’s for sure.

As this is my first experience with all the “Mama, I made this for you!” drawings, I have a really hard time throwing any of them away.  What isn’t being displayed has been collected into a box to sort through at a future time.  Many of them I’m sure I’ll hang on to until she’s older, as some of them are really pretty good for a 3-year-old.

Turn Your Child's Artwork Into Custom Jewelry with KidzCanDesign

I know that over the years, there are likely to be some pieces that I’ll want to have forever.  And now those pieces can be something that you can memorialize in a very special way.  Using the KidzCanDesign website you can turn your kids’ art into custom pieces of jewelry! Continue reading »

Mar 302014

This is a sponsored post on behalf of GlobeIn. All thoughts and words are my own.

I’ve mentioned a few times before how much I love subscription boxes.  It might be one of my favorite concepts in recent years.  It’s kind of like buying a grab bag at a sale – you don’t know what’s going to be inside, but you’re excited to find out.

GlobeIn Subscription Boxes Filled with Artisan Crafts

One of the newest subscription boxes that I’ve recently become aware of is GlobeIn.  GlobeIn boxes are filled with unique artisan crafts from all over the world that are then delivered to your door once a month.  Each box contains up to three specially handcrafted items, and you get to pick the category: jewelry, decor, or home accessories. Continue reading »

Mar 282014

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Flipp. All words and opinions are my own.

If you would have asked me a few years ago if I would have been getting my house ready for spring and summer by using my cell phone, I would have probably laughed.  I’ve always been pretty attached to my phone, but back when they first became common, I never considered that at some point they’d basically be mini computers with lots of fun extras.  Fun extras like apps!

5 Free Apps to Save Money and Get Organized for Spring

I was recently introduced to 5 free apps that can make getting your home and personal life organized during spring cleaning a snap.  They can also help you save some money while you’re at it!  Check them out below. Continue reading »

Mar 062014

It’s that time of year again!  The Spring Fashionista Event is here.  And that means a chance to check out what’s new in spring styles, peruse the latest jewelry selections, and revel in all things fashion.

This year I’ve been trying to find ways to update my style in unexpected ways.  The first way?  Ditching the useful-but-not-so-stylish diaper bag I’ve been carrying around since Bubbles was born.

2014 Spring Fasionista Events Giveaway

Now that Bubbles is a preschooler our “diaper bag” needs have changed, and I wanted something big enough to tote around the things we needed, yet more purse-like in appearance.  Ju-Ju-Be bags had just what I was looking for.  I have a review and tips on how to pack a toddler diaper back coming for you in the next day or so. Continue reading »