Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 66


Welcome to week 66 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Online Find

Monday, July 21, 2014

National Zoo Keeper Week Review/Giveaway 7/26

Thanks to this company for sponsoring items for review

PETER PAUPER PRESS, founded in 1928, is one of America’s leading publishers of fine gift books, humor books, compact references, travel guides, unique journals, quality stationery, holiday cards, and innovative children’s activity books. We publish approximately 100 books and ancillary products per year.


Our girls love animals. They're fascinating creators, and with this week being National Zoo Keeper week, it was a great time to get to review the following books with my girls. The zoo is a fun filled day of wonder and learning about different animals, but you never think about them getting sick or something going wrong. I liked the idea behind the book and was anxious to see how our girls took to them as well. 


The Zoo is Closed Today written by Evelyn Beilenson, illustrated by Anne Kennedy:
It was a warm sunny day with not much to do, so Sue and John walked to the Kalamazoo.

But when John and Sue arrive at the zoo, they are in for a big surprise! What is wrong with all of the animals? From Edward the elephant to Marcel the monkey, the animals have tummy aches and toothaches, runny noses and sore throats. Pete the zookeeper can barely keep up with taking care of them and has to close the zoo. And the next day, John and Sue are in for an even bigger surprise! This charming tale, illustrated with humor and warmth, demonstrates the value of sweet friendship.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WubbaNub Pacifiers Review

Thanks to WubbaNub for the item to help with this review

They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and for Carla Schneider, it was an absolute necessity that she soothe her infant baby on their first vacation as a family. What was supposed to be a relatively relaxing, blissful time was replaced with non-stop fussing and crying. After days of the ever-persistent “missing pacifier syndrome”, Carla knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. She found the hotel sewing kit and took her baby’s favorite soft plush toy and sewed the pacifier right onto it. Thus, a happy ending for the Schneider family’s vacation and the birth of the first WubbaNub!


Our hospital gives out Soothe pacifiers if you decide to give them your baby. I've always liked them the best, and when I discovered WubbaNub I thought it was a great invention! Our cats were always stealing our baby's pacifiers and chewing the tips off, so I made the purchase from Zoey's Attic for Mya's first WubbaNub pacifier. I chose the dog as a Christmas gift since she was only a couple weeks old, and it was a huge hit! Fast forward to Easter and I made another WubbaNub purchase from Buy Buy Baby and decided on the duck since it went with the Easter theme. Since Mya and I both loved the WubbaNub product so much, I decided to contact them in hopes of a review, and was sent the adorable pacifier with an attached giraffe. 


With already having two pacifiers, I knew what Mya would think. She is especially attached to her dog and sleeps with it at night. While she doesn't rely on them so much now to use as a pacifier, they're a comfort to her and enjoys playing and snuggling them when ever possible. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[2nd Annual] Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop! Ends 7/30


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The temperatures are hot, but we're keeping things cool with some great Summer-themed giveaways! Check out all the bloggers and their fabulously cool giveaways in the linky below and don't forget to enter to win a pair of Long Sleeve Performance Crews from Montauk Tackle Company in the Grand Prize!


Since 2000 Yogi has been blazing its own trail in the yoga community on the idea and inspiration that anything is achievable with a positive mental attitude. We believe in the power of imagination, and utilizing positive energy to achieve goals whether they be physical, spiritual, or psychological, our company philosophy embodies the power and mind set of the most disciplined yogi's and maintains the attitude of enlightenment through achievements and encouragement.

Lakeon recently posted her review of Shirt and Pants through Yogi, and I thought an Athletic Bra would be great for this hop because everyone loves being outdoors in this great weather! 

In my neighborhood, I always see women jogging by and they're often in sports bras. Not only can you use this alone like in the photo above, but its great while doing Yoga or under a tank to help support you during vigorous work outs. I encourage you to check out Lakeon's review and then enter below for your chance to win from Yogi Clothing. They're a great company that offers a variety of items to making being healthy a great, fashionable experience. 

Open to US only
Residents 18+ years or older

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yogi Work Out Clothing Review

Thank you Yogi for the items to help with this review
Yogi Clothing
Since 2000 Yogi has been blazing its own trail in the yoga community on the idea and inspiration that anything is achievable with a positive mental attitude. We believe in the power of imagination, and utilizing positive energy to achieve goals whether they be physical, spiritual, or psychological, our company philosophy embodies the power and mind set of the most disciplined yogi's and maintains the attitude of enlightenment through achievements and encouragement.


The Lace Gaucho Yoga Pant for women was made to give you the freedom to move and stretch in a very comfortable and stylish way. It was made to bring comfort in every day situations, from performing intense yoga poses to wearing it casually. The lace trimming on the legs gives this pant a unique stylish look that is a must have item for this summer. This year we decided to make a bold move and incorporate the lace trimming to one of our more popular styles and thus the Lace Rollover Yoga Pant was created. The waist band is a roller rib knot fabric that can be adjusted to bring an ultimate level of comfort. This is a definite must have item. 

Yogi Clothing's Tops are both comfortable and yet stylish. Ranging from tank tops to blouses they can all be easily worn on or off the mat. Each garment is designed to reach a level of comfort as well as easy mobility while performing some intense workouts. All designed to fit the active lifestyle of the woman today.

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 65


Welcome to week 65 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Viewer Submission!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fun In The Sun Hop GRAND PRIZE! Little Tikes


Welcome to the Fun in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for outdoors and the Summer time! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! 


The Grand Prize sponsor for this blog hop event is none other than Little Tikes! Their Fold 'n Store Picnic Table with Market Umbrella is a great piece for kids while outdoors. With seating on four sides and holding up to eight children, it's the perfect place for activities, picnics, coloring, and more! Retail Value for this table is $130 and you can purchase right from the Little Tikes website

Features: 

     • This 4-sided table is ideal for snacks, games, crafts, picnics and more
     • Center hole holds a blue Little Tikes Market Umbrella (included)
     • Compact design makes it easy to store or hang on the wall
     • Screws must be removed  first to fold flat for storage
     • Plastic table top and seats wipe clean easily (Dishes not included)
     • Seats up to 8 kids 
     • Weight limit up to 200lbs. per bench 

Enter below for your chance to win!
Open to U.S. Residents only
Must be 18+yrs or older to enter

Fun In The Sun Giveaway Hop! Ends 7/28


Welcome to the Fun in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for outdoors and the Summer time! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! 


I chose to highlight Sparkle Farms for this hop because our girly girl Madison loves to play outside but also loves skirts and dresses. She doesn't like stopping to go inside and change in to shorts, so what better solution than bloomer shorts! When she starts school at the end of July I'll have comfort in knowing while she's wearing dresses at school that she can also be modest and comfortable with bloomer shorts underneath her clothing. Each pair is a blend of 95/5 cotton/spandex and fit well to the body. They're so versatile that you'll find many possibilities for uses with this company.


Sparkle Farms carries a variety of colors for you to choose from. Their 3 packs are on sale for $25 and you can buy some single colors for $13/pair. Their 3 pack is a huge savings and the obvious choice to make when purchasing from them. Each pair of shorts has their signature 3 sparkles on the bottom of each left leg, and their cute zipper pouch I showed above comes with each purchase that's made. If you spend $50+ on the website you then get free shipping!

I encourage you to read my review that I recently posted, and then you can also connect with Sparkle Farms on their websiteFacebookTwitter, & Pinterest.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
Open to US Residents only
18+yrs and older

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sparkle Farms Bloomer Shorts Review

Thanks to Sparkle Farms for the items to help with this review

As a mom of a little girl, I spent countless hours shopping for cute bloomer shorts for my daughter to wear under her dresses and skirts. Oh, and I wanted them to be affordable as well. After fruitlessly searching, I thought to myself, "If I can't find bloomer shorts, then I need to get them made!" and Sparkle Farms bloomer shorts was born! We have now been business for over three years in sunny San Diego, California!


Madison will be entering First Grade July 29 and last year I didn't let her wear too many dresses to school. Even being at home, she's not fully aware of herself and the need to be a little lady, so when I found Sparkle Farms it was the exact item we needed. During school last year if she did wear a dress, I had her wear cotton shorts underneath. It was a bit bulky, but I knew it was the best solution so she could be comfortable at school as well as maintaining modesty around her peers. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Getting Nailed! Week 8

This is NOT a review/sponsored post


Welcome to Week 8 of Getting Nailed! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every other week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. I'll be sharing photos of my own nails as I get them done every two weeks, photos of neat ideas I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.