Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ornaments with Love *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to Ornaments with Love for the review item

As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

Ornaments with Love is a company run by a family that has been in the retail gifts business for over 50 years. For the past 10 years, we have taken our experience and applied it to selling personalized Christmas ornaments in Connecticut and Washington, DC area malls, 5 years on the internet. You may have seen us in Tyson's Corner, Montgomery, Lakeforest or Trumbull Malls operating under the name Ornaments and More II.

I love working with Ornaments with Love. They have some great designs and I love getting family ornaments. I've worked with this company a couple times now, and this year I decided to get this adorable cupcake tier ornament with the girls' names it. Instead of the year and a saying, I chose to just put their names on each row and I think it turned out very well. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Living Proof Hair Care Review Pt.2 #MC #Sponsored

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Living Proof. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.”

As I shared in my part 1 Living Proof review post, I've never done too much with my hair. Even as a younger teenager, I mostly just blow dried it and wore it down because curls never really held and I didn't know much else to do. Now that I'm an adult and enjoy styling my hair on occasion, the main thing I do it straighten it due to the naturally wavy hair I have. 

Key Factors Include: 
  • The new PhD (Perfect hair Day) line which includes a shampoo, conditioner, and 5-in-1 Styling Treatment all treat and styles your hair to deliver smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish all in one set.
  • The PhD shampoo and conditioner are a routine changing duo that keeps hair cleaner, longer reducing the need to wash your hair as often. These are sulfate-free, oil-free and silicone-free.
  • After using the PhD shampoo and conditioner, apply 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to damp hair and blow dry or air dry to create smoothness, volume, strength, conditioning, and polish as well as heat protection, UV protection, and static control. This is oil-free and silicone-free.
  • For the most volume, blow dry your hair with a round brush to enhance volume and body or blow dry with a flat brush to create a smooth, polished blowout.

Sands Alive Review *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to HearthSong for the review item

As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

"Since its beginning in 1983, HearthSong has been committed to helping parents follow their instincts to provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings. That's because at HearthSong, we believe childhood is a vital chapter in life-a special time when children can be occupied with the joy of being children. And, equally importantly, a time when children need to experience as much creative, imaginative play as possible because kids experience so many of life's first lessons through play."

Introduce your kids to Sands Alive!™, the amazing new learning and play compound that has all the fun of sand without the mess! Consisting of all natural organic ingredients, Sands Alive!™ feels like cookie dough, yet it is totally dry to the touch. Pack it hard to make roads, then lift it up and watch it flow. Mold it into hard, durable shapes, and with a soft touch, it breaks apart and appears to move, almost as if it were alive! This starter set lets them mold, shape and flatten this material with safe, simple tools. Doesn't stain and creates no mess–picks up easily off floors and carpets. Kit includes Sands Alive!™ compound and tools that can be used again and again. 100% non-toxic and anti-bacterial. Ages 3+

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stylish and Incredibly Practical Winter Fashion Tips for the Whole Family

Sponsored Guest Post

Come the advent of the winter season, some people might begin to feel that it marks the end of wearing fashionable clothing and looking stylish. Not so! With winter, there’s no need to assume that your wardrobe must all be in drab beige, grey and tan colors.

The truth of the matter is that the winter season is one of the best times for showing off your fashion sense and look hip and trendy in your winter wear. What’s more, the entire family can look incredible, and all this without having to sacrifice the cut, color and quality of the clothing.

Already we've mentioned the obvious aspect of winter fashion, which of course is the coat. All coats were not made equal, and you can find a stunning array of varieties and styles to put together your desired look while remaining snug and warm at the same time.

Admittedly, a lot of people enjoy looking at the latest fashion trends, this is all well and good, but what happens when that particular trend is spent? Winter in the fashion world should be a call to arms to go forth and search for the timeless and classic wear that you and your family can enjoy year on year. The stalwarts of winter wear timelessness are the pea coat and the trench coat. Both useable for both men and women alike as working clothes, these garments provide formidable protection against cold weather conditions while keeping you at your stylish best.

For children, trench coats may not be the most practical for winter weather. An amusing picture for some, yes, but not entirely useful apart from that. The parka jacket is best used for the kids as the thick lining will keep core temperature up while a faux fur hood lining will keep their heads snug and warm. They serve as perfect walking clothes to and from school as well. These trendy winter garments come in a variety of colours, so the kids get to wear what they find appealing, stay toasty warm and yet still look fresh and stylish at the same time.

Gifts of Love Hop SIGN UPs

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"Gifts of Love"

This Blog Hop is Gifts of Love. Prizes for Valentine's Day. Any family friendly item that you would give as a gift is acceptable for this giveaway hop. There are lots of options for finding a prize for this wonderful event. Your only mission is to find the perfect prize pack for your blog!

Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 

Joining this Blog Hop is FREE as long as you share the announcement in some way. It takes 2 seconds to do this!! Tweet, pin, or share on FB. 

When: 1/5-1/19

Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!

Sign ups close 12/29

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Stroller Shadez Couture, PLUS $100 Target gift card giveaway!

Welcome to the Stroller Shadez Couture, PLUS $100 Target gift card giveaway! These beautiful covers are sold for $44.99-$49.99, making this prize package worth $149.99!
Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades were created by a mom for moms! Since infant and children's skin is extremely sensitive and sun burns can occur within minutes in direct sunlight, regardless of temperature, these shades are useful and necessary in all types of seasons and weather. Because they fit on both strollers and infant car seat carriers, only one product is needed as your child grows. They have been tested to be compatible with nearly all brands of infant carriers, strollers, and joggers, and the full list of compatible brands can be found on Stroller Shadez Couture's product info page. Here is a little more information on the shade shades from the Stroller Shadez Couture website:
Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades are a fashionable mesh framed sun shade used on strollers and infant carriers that offers front and side protection from the sun's piercing rays. All Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades are engineered to fit on most strollers and infant carriers, so as your child transitions from an infant carrier to a stroller, the same sun shade can be used. Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades protects your child from the heat and glare of the sun. While at the same time keeping your child cool, safe and comfortable. Stroller Shadez Couture shades allow you to extend the shade forward or backward so it covers the right amount of sun depending on the time of day and angle of the sun. It also provides your new born infant with immediate privacy when needed. Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades are spot cleanable, light weight and can easily be attached to most strollers and infant carriers. Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades can quickly be unbuckled, twisted and placed in its convenient carrying case within seconds. The carrying case can be placed in your diaper bag, purse or stroller basket for easy access when needed. Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades are also registered with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), our product also complies with all federal requirements. The protection of your child is our greatest concern. All components on our sun shades have been tested and passed lead content testing by a CPSC- accepted laboratory. In addition, Stroller Shadez Couture sun shades are sewn and assembled in the USA. Now parents can enjoy walks, strolls and outings to the beach, zoo and amusement parks while protecting their children from the sun's harmful rays. There is no longer a need to use a blanket to shield your child. Now there is Stroller Shadez Couture!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Trind Nails Care Kit Giveaway! Ends 11/7

I'll be receiving a kit for review, Trind Nails is supplying this giveaway

Trind is Europe's most trusted and respected line of hand and nail care. It is found in the finest perfumeries from St. Tropez to the Champs ElyseƩ in Paris, and from Stockholm to Milano.

Trind is now fast achieving the same status in the United States & Canada. News of Trind is spreading like wild fire as women everywhere share their stories about the incredible results Trind achieves!

Trind has been an expert in nail care for over 25 years. The outstanding line of Trind premium products evolved from a passion to do the impossible which lead to the development of nail care products that would help all women have strong and flexible nails, products whose effectiveness was sustainable. 

This giveaway will include Trind Moist & Shiny Kit (Nail Magic Buffer, Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and Nail Repair) designed to give you strong, healthy nails in as little as 2 weeks. 3 Caring Colors nail polishes in a gorgeous fall color lineup - Red Shimmer, Dark Tan,and Deep Blue Shimmer, and a beautiful black patent leather look makeup bag. 

Open to US & Canada
Residents to be 18+years in age
Void where prohibited
Similar giveaways are being hosted on other blogs. A person cannot win this package more than once. This will be verified with the sponsor BEFORE a winner is emailed to claim their prize in the 48 hour time frame you'll be allotted. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Organize Me $50 Target Card Giveaway! Ends 11/6

Welcome to the Organize Me $50 Target Card Giveaway!
This giveaway is sponsored by Imperfect Women
Fall is in full swing and the weather has cooled down in most parts of the country. This is a great time of year to take a look around your home and get a little organized before winter gets here.
We are giving away two fabulous prizes that can help you organize your home, car or office!
A $50 Target eCard (Paypal Cash outside US) to help you buy those items (bins and totes) to put things away in.

A fabulous "Get a Grip" Tote from Initials, Inc. that has "#OrganizeMe" embroidered on the front.
You can store all kind of crafts, cleaning products or after school needs in this!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LittleMissMatched Kids Clothing Review *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to LittleMissMatched for the PJ's to help post the review

As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

LittleMissMatched is a lifestyle brand that inspires girls of all ages to express their individuality and creativity through fashion. With seven national stores, including two Disney locations, LittleMissMatched has become the go-to store for funky, mismatched socks that are fun for all ages! Tweens and girls also love our bold girls clothing line and beauty collection, hair and jewelry accessories, colorful bedding, awesome backpacks for girls, handbags and girls shoes.

Since we have our girls in our home, I find that mainly purchasing for our oldest is the best way to go. I take care of the girls' clothes so that they can be passed down as they size out, but since Madison is our oldest, she needs everything. Now don't get me wrong, all our girls get new clothes here and there, but for this review I chose the Hi Bye Leopard PJ Set for review. 

I chose size 6 for Madison because even though she just turned 7yrs old, she's 47" tall and 49lbs. She's petite with long legs, but I knew the length of the pants wouldn't be an issue. In their photo online it shows what appears to be a draw string, so I figured even if they were too big in the waist, they could be tightened and we'd be fine.

Daniel Tiger's Happy Holidays DVD + Figurine *Holiday Gift Guide*

Thanks to PBS for this gift set to help with this review

As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

Daniel Tiger's Happy Holidays DVD + Figurine” will be available on November 4. The DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes. The gift-set SRP is $14.99. In addition to featuring the following seven stories, the DVD includes special features – printable activities and coloring pages as well as bonus live-action music videos, which interweave scenes from the show with footage of the show’s musical composers singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “You Are Special.” You can purchase the DVD only as of October 14 with SRP of $12.99.

While I've chosen to set this back for our 2 1/2 yr old Macyn as a Stocking Stuffer, I know she will love this set. We have another Daniel Tiger DVD that has been on repeat in the playroom for several weeks with no end in site. She loves watching repeats of the show, especially the newer episodes featuring his baby sister.