Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Here it is: my Holiday Gift Guide for 2014! Gifts are definitely my love language and I love sharing the best finds for your gift giving needs. I will be sharing ideas throughout the month as well as oodles of giveaways. So bookmark this page and check back often! And don't forget to use Ebates while shopping online to earn cash back! Click through for a link to all of the gift ideas and giveaways. It will be updated throughout the month of November! … [Read more...]

Monday Giveaway : Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

As I have been blogging about, I have been following the Revolt Fitness program in order to lose some weight before our Cancun vacation (and also because it's hard to call it baby weight when my "babies" are six.) One thing Nicole suggests is using coconut oil in place of other cooking oils. I was worried because I loathe coconut. But when Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their coconut oil to try out I found out just how unfounded my fears were. Coconut oil gives a subtle flavor to my recipes and I love that I can rub a bit on my elbows to moisturize at the same time! It's a miracle product! And I want you to try it too. Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is … [Read more...]

Get Blinged out with Blingerz

So I am totally hyped about the review I have for today's post. It's for a small business started by a mom who had a fantastic idea and ran with it. Frustrated by the high cost of the blinged out shoes that her kids were craving, she found a way for any pair of shoes to get that blinged out look. She created Blingerz which allows you to customize ANY pair of shoes with all kinds of cool blingy designs. As a mom to twins, one who has to wear rather orthopedic looking shoes to accomodate her braces, I so needed these. They sent me a few sets to try out and I immediately set out to blingerize a pair of Converse I had picked up on sale at Target. It was actually way easier than I thought it would be. The packets come with an alcohol wipe that you use to clean the surface. Then you carefully peel the stickers away from the plastic backing. Hold gingerly at each end and place. You will notice that they are slightly separated which makes them WAY easier to place. One caveat, do a … [Read more...]

Kids Book Review and Giveaway : Monday Is One Day

This giveaway is now closed, thank you to all who entered! I was such a reading fanatic as a child that I would have nightmares about my mom punishing me by taking away all of my books. So it would have been horrible if my kids had not been readers. But luckily the girls inherited my love of books and we often spend afternoons jumbled up on the sofa reading. So I jumped on the chance to review Monday Is One Day written by Arthur A. Levine and illustrated by Julian Hector. About the book: One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day. With monster roars and splashy puddles, with crazy ties and hugs, kids and parents count the perfect small moments of their weekday time together, looking forward to the weekend, when the days will be all theirs. The Review: It arrived while the girls were at school but like a true picture book lover I sat down to read it immediately. The illustrations really struck a … [Read more...]