Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fall in Love with Giveaways SIGN UPs



Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
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Mama's Baby Cupcakes

"Fall in Love with Giveaways"

This Blog Hop is going to be open theme. Any prize 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: 10/6-10/20

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

Sign ups close 9/29

Add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST share this announcement in order to participate in this hop.
You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 67


Welcome to week 67 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 28, 2014

Planning Perfect Parties for Kids Kit Review/Giveaway! Ends 8/11

Thanks for the book and supplies to help with this review
Inspired by imagination and curiosity, Capstone Young Readers creates entertaining and informative reading experiences that generate excitement and love for reading.


Our girls are school age now which means they'll be making friends. While we're not quite ready for sleep overs just yet, our oldest daughter does have a friend from preschool that comes over and spends the night, so this book was a great starting point to make hang outs more fun. 


As you can see from the photo above, this is quite the party kit! Along with a book full of suggestions with party themes as well as do's and dont's for a successful party, this kit also comes with rockin' sunglasses (6), plastic martini glasses for "mocktails" (set of 6), a $10 itunes gift card to create the ultimate play list, a plastic guitar and metallic pen for a guest book and limited edition temporary tattoos. Our girls love to have fun and be goofy, so this whole kit is right up their alley. 

I think the best part of this kit is the tattoos. As a parent with tattoos, the girls love mine and always want a temporary tattoo on whenever possible. Since its Summer and we're out of school, they can have as many as they'd like so it was impossible to say no with these sheets full of fun designs. 

With fun glasses, there's enough for our girls and their friends. I like that there's different colors so everyone can remember who's is who's, and since there isn't any type of lenses they're great for inside. The inflatable guitar is a cute accent piece to go along with the glasses, and it blows up fast. With so many animals in our home, it's something that can be popped easily so we have to ensure it's put up when not in use. 

What kid doesn't love music?! With the iTunes gift card, we purchased some kid friendly music for the girls to dance around to and have fun together. While we listen to country music, having something just for them made their play date that much more special. 

I have mixed emotions about the plastic drinking glasses. While they're cute and a fun idea, I think a different shape would've been better. While I don't drink, it does look a little strange to see kids drinking out of plastic martini glasses. 

I know as our girls get older we'll be having many little parties. This book will be handy to have since it has suggestions for different themes, check lists so you don't forget things, nice tips for a great party, and simple supplies you can get to make your parties stand out more. 


Win this entire kit for the little girl(s) in your life! 
Retail value is $60 and open to US residents 18+yrs old. 
To purchase Planning Perfect Parties and receive 50% off the purchase price, visit their website and enter the code "EXCLUSIVE" at checkout. 

Visit www.perfectpartiesguide.com for the latest updates, party theme ideas and a chance to win the Party of the Month contest

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Blogger not responsible for shipping prize or fulfilling prize if sponsor doesn't send. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sophie la Girafe Plush + Teether Set Giveaway! 8/10


Welcome to the Sophie la Girafe Plush + Teether Set Giveaway!


Sponsored by Sophie la Girafe

I had to jump on this giveaway because of our love for this teether! Our two year old had one when she was a baby and now our 7 month old uses it and it still holds up well and gets the job done. I hope you enjoy this giveaway like I do! 


Mommy's Obsessions has teamed up with Sophie la Girafe to introduce you to the wonderful Sophie teether and plush rattle! 

Sophie la Girafe is a teether that is widely known through the parenting community for being not only one of the cutest teethers around, but in our opinion, one of the best! 

Photo Credits: Sophie la Girafe

When Little Mister was a baby, we received a Sophie la Girafe as a baby shower gift and I immediately fell in love with her! Although my son never favored her as a teether, the more he grew the more he loved to play with her. Sophie is made from a soft natural rubber and has a fun little "squeak" to her when she is squished or gnawed on. For Little Boy, I knew that a new Sophie was a must since Little Mister still loves his (he sleeps with her every night!), and I was delighted to see that Sophie now had an equally as adorable friend, the plush rattle!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#MySummerJourney with Safety 1st Giveaway! 8/9


Welcome to the #MySummerJourney with Safety 1st Giveaway!


Sponsored by Safety 1st

You all know I love baby/child related giveaways and with Safety 1st being the sponsor, I wanted to share these products with you! I hope you enjoy this giveaway like I think you will, and enter below for a chance to win! Good luck all!

Summer is the perfect time to travel with the family, whether you're headed out for a summer vacation, a day at an amusement park, or if you're enjoying a staycation in your own "backyard"!

Where ever you're headed, Safety 1st has an arrangement of products to make your travel plans a little less stressful - from car seats to umbrella strollers, Snack & Go booster seats and 1st Aid Kits! 

Photo Credits: Safety 1st

Mommy's Obsessions has teamed up with Safety 1st to document her #MySummerJourney and enjoy a 2-day staycation with you! She was provided with the Deluxe Sit, Snack, & Go Convertible Booster and Advanced Solutions 1st Aid Kit to accompany on her journey and make her staycation a little easier and safer! Use this link to check out some of the things that her and her family did on their staycation then enter to WIN the products featured!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting Nailed! Week 9


Welcome to Week 9 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.

Pinterest Find


According to the pin I saw the above image on, this shade of China Glaze is Glistening Snow. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NeoCell Beauty Supplements Review/Giveaway! Ends 8/7

Thanks to NeoCell for the items to help with this review

NeoCell has been developing and manufacturing all natural, premium anti-aging formulas for over 20 years and is the leading Collagen brand in the world. Our products are naturally based, not synthetic, and are designed to promote youthful health, beauty and total body wellness. We manufacture our own products using carefully sourced food-grade raw materials and our facility exceeds all GMP standards.We strive to continuously bring the best to our customers– products that we and our own families are proud to use, made with Nutrients You Can Trust®.



When NeoCell reached out to us for a review, I was a bit confused as to what collagen and keratin were. After a bit of researching online I learned that collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, accounting for around 30% of the protein content of the human body. It is often considered to be the "glue that holds the body together". 

Collagen is found in fibrous tissues such as skin, ligaments and tendons, as well as in the bones, blood vessels, the cornea of the eye, and in the gut. It's is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity and strength. The degradation of collagen causes wrinkles and other skin issues. As a result, collagen is one of the most popular supplements among the elderly - because of it's skin healing properties.

Keratin is a family of fibrous structural proteins. Keratin is the key structural material making up the outer layer of human skin. It is also the key structural component of hair and nails. Keratin monomers assemble into bundles to form intermediate filaments, which are tough and insoluble and form strong unmineralized tissues.

So now that I've caught you up on that, NeoCell sent me three different products to try.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fall In To Green Living Hop SIGN UPs



Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes
"Fall in to Green Living"

This Blog Hop giveaway is going to be items that are Natural. Anything from cloth diapers and unpaper towels to natural cleaning and natural toys. Whatever is green and natural. 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: 9/8-9/22

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

Sign ups close 9/1

Add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST share this announcement in order to participate in this hop.

You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here

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.