Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mom ME Time Giveaway Event! Celebrate Mother's Day with Pure Romance! Ends 4/28

Welcome to the Mom ME Time Giveaway Event coordinated by The Maven of Social Media, Formula Mom, and Tales From the Nursery! This event will take place from 12:01am EST on April 22nd through 11:59pm EST on April 28th.

Mother's Day is fast approaching and we want to help YOU find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life (or to treat yourself - we won't judge)! Every blog participating in this event will feature awesome gifts that are perfect for giving to moms on Mother's Day. Each prize will be valued at $25+ plus we have a couple awesome grand prizes that are available for a couple lucky readers. We really want to help all our fellow mamas out there to get a little bit of ME time and hopefully these prizes will help do just that!
Two lucky winners will receive (1) $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week to help pamper themselves and massage the stress away. Spa & Wellness Gift Cards are accepted at over 5,000 spa locations across North America. A third lucky winner will receive a Godiva coffee and breakfast gift basket sure to pamper their taste buds. The gift cards are open to US and Canada while the gift basket is open to US only. So be sure to enter the Grand Prizes HERE!
Pure Romance is one of the nation’s leading and fastest-growing woman-to-woman direct sellers of relationship and intimacy aids. Its premier line of products is marketed through a distinctive network of in-home parties organized by more than 75,000 specially trained or certified independent sales Consultants throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm happy to be a part of the Mom ME event with ShePromotes, and I hope you enjoy my little beauty package from Pure Romance! 

 I'm here to tell you about Pure Romance's beauty section and the great products they offer! As a mother of three, I don't really dress up, fix my hair, or wear make up on a daily basis, but when I do I only wear a couple items. I like to keep my make up simple and as natural looking as possible, yet feel beautiful while I'm wearing it. 

 Stacy, one of Pure Romance's consultants, is sponsoring this package and includes the main items of make up I choose to wear.
Mysterious. Alluring. Bedroom Eyes Mascara! The Pure Romance-exclusive formula adds smoky-eyed sexiness, luxurious length, and just the right amount of volume for a lash look that makes an impression. Available in waterproof mascara, too! .22 oz. Original or Waterproof 

 I LOVE mascara! You can put on as much as you want and it really pops your eyes in just a few quick swipes! I gave this mascara to a friend to try out and she loved it! Her main want in a great mascara is how long is can last. Working all day, you don't want to have to re-apply in the middle of the day, or have it slowly come off under the eyes like others sometimes can. She really likes that she can take her shower in the morning, put it on with the rest of the make up, and have it last all day long! Best part for her is that it easily comes off at the end of the day. I got the waterproof instead of original and some times waterproof can be torture to come off but washing her face as night it comes off easily, but you still have the luxury of lasting all day when you really need it to.

Coverage of a lipstick. Texture of a lip gloss. The best of both worlds! Exclusive to Pure Romance, Tell Me More liquid lipstick is formulated to give your lips dewy, full coverage color and complete kissability. Use alone or over your favorite lipstick to add sexy shine and lusciousness — every kiss will leave both of you craving more! .25 oz. / 7.1 gm. 

 My favorite thing about this lipstick is that it's glossy and goes on smooth! The brush is great as well because its a mini brush like you'd find in some lip glosses. The color is great (same as in picture) and it's a bright color which is nice because I like my lips to be subtle.
Have the most kissable lips ever! Exclusive to Pure Romance, Kiss & Tell Lip GlossTM is specially formulated to make soft, slow kisses even better. Each great color delivers hydrating moisture, luscious kissability, and a little bit of tingle both of you will love! Find your favorite shade for going out, a shade for every day, and an extra for kissable moments in between! .12 oz. / 3.4 gm. 

 On to the final product, and what happens to be my favorite! Since I am subtle with my make up, Stacy sent me "In the Nude" and it's perfect for me! I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it for the first time to discover that its scented! Its kind of reminds me of a yummy smelling coffee. I love putting on a lot of lip gloss and this is light weight, not sticky, lasts for a long time, and again, SMELLS YUMMY! My only complaint about this is the brush. I wish it had a brush like the lip stick instead of a cotton type of end. 

 Stacy is a mother who loves her job and is very good at it! I've followed her on Facebook for several months now and she loves working for Pure Romance. She's attentive to her customers, is always there to answer any question you may have, and offers fun little games for her fans! 

 You can purchase all these products from the Pure Romance website, or get in contact with Stacy! 

The Bedroom Eyes Liquid Mascara retails for $15 
The Tell Me More Liquid Lipstick retails for $15 
The Kiss & Tell Tingling Lip Gloss retails for $14

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Script and Scribble Water Bottle Review plus Facebook Giveaway

Script and Scribble is all about celebrating your family and friends. And a personalized gift or card from our collection is a perfect way to show that you put your heart into all you do. The only nationally distributed catalog of its kind, we offer thousands of personalize-able items on its pages and on our website, many of them exclusive to us. To accomplish this we seek out fine quality stationery and gifts created by talented designers and craftspeople who have a passion for their work. And that will continue to be our direction for the future. So each time you visit our site or browse through our catalog you will discover something new and unique.

I'm here today to introduce you to Script and Scribble's newest product, Custom People Water Bottles. 

You customize everything when it comes to these bottles and I love it! You get to choose the color of the plastic on the bottle, the background on the sticker, the hair color AND style, eyes, skin, and even the mouth! You also put your first AND last name on the bottle. There's also a clip so it can go on a backpack or even a belt loop maybe if you choose. The lid screws on so it stays secure while not in use but is quick to get off when you need to quench your thirst. 

I thought our bottle matched Madison pretty well since she'a a blonde hair, blue eyed 4yr old that loves piggy tails in her hair! 

 The process is very simple and only takes a couple minutes to complete! 

These are 20oz stainless steel bottles that are also BPA free!
They retail on the Script and Scribble website for $28.00
 Normal shipping is 7-10 business days.

Script and Scribble is currently offering a giveaway of their new Custom People Water Bottles.
Go to their Facebook Page, become a fan, and enter!
There will be TWO winners. 
Contest runs until April 30 

I highly recommend these bottles, especially as we get in to the Spring and Summer sports!
There's so many to choose from and they'll last a lifetime!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Purchasing our first home, 1 yr later

Day we added the SOLD sign, August 2010

It's been so nice being in a permanent place! We used to move every year with our tax return, but after having children we knew that they needed a stable home to be in, a bedroom to call their own, and a yard to enjoy! We actually started our journey to home ownership in 2008. We went with a company that sounded great and after several months, they tried to up the prices and we backed out of our contract. You might know them as CP Morgan. The mortgage company they were partnered with also went under so I'm glad that we trusted our gut and backed out when we realized something was wrong. Fast forward to the summer of 2010 and we found another company IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD as before that was willing to work with us. My husband had bad credit from being a teenager with no medical insurance, but I had no technical job, so we set out to build my husband's credit up high enough to get approved! After several months, we were notified in January 2011 that our hard work payed off and we soon would start the process of building!

Day we closed, APRIL 18, 2011

While getting used to a mortgage has had its ups and downs, we love the thought of our daughters growing up in this home and their first school is across the street! 

We have many plans for our home in the future and that is all a work in progress, but the biggest part is done and we can continue to enjoy something is OUR'S and watch our girls grow and learn, all while living in a stable environment.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Best of Caillou: Caillou's Outdoor Adventures, DVD Review

Caillou learns what it takes to be an athlete, make a garden, build a scarecrow, and even celebrate Valentine’s Day! THE BEST OF CAILLOU – CAILLOU’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES DVD includes 12 fun-filled outdoor adventures, interactive games, coloring pages and a special message to parents. Over 4 million households tune in to watch “Caillou” each month 

 When finding DVDs for our girls, I'm all about educational movies that can also keep them entertained! We have a bunch of Disney movies, but with a 2 and 4 yr old, sometimes Disney is too mature for them. They're still at the age where they only sit for a limited amount of time and then have to get up, stretch their legs, burn some energy, and then go back to the movie. Since Caillou's Outdoor Adventures has 12 episodes on the DVD, we're able to pop it in and watch one or two at a time. I love that movies like this with multiple episdoes also have the PLAY ALL feature because our 2yr old tends to sit longer which means she doesn't need to mess with the DVD player to continue to watch after our 4yr old leaves the room. Our girls have their own play room and the TV is always on Nick Jr, but since we're slowly building a movie collection, this DVD has become a favorite for our 4yr old to pop in and turn on. They can sit, be entertained and engaged, but at the same time play and take a break with it still running in the background so they're still watching or listening even if its not eyes glued to the TV screen. 

This DVD also features games so if the girls get bored watching the shows one day, we can switch it to games, its something new and fun they're doing, and enjoying themselves!

Over all, I recommend this adorable movie and other PBS movies! My girls recently discovered Dinosaur Train as well on PBS so we have a new channel to watch and my girls can still get good cartoons that help them learn instead of teaching bad habits like some others can.

This DVD is approximately 100 minutes long

Full Screen with Dolby Digital English Stereo and English SDH Subtitles

Retails for $12.99 US

Sunday, April 15, 2012 & Operation Smile began renting textbooks in August of 2007. Since then, we've served thousands and thousands of customers on more than 5,000 different college campuses in the fabulous USA. You can be confident in our customer service and reliability. We work like maniacs to get books to our customers on time, make things right when something goes wrong, and provide fast and responsive customer service. At we offer virtually any textbook for rent, we pay students for referring friends, we award scholarships every semester, and we contribute a portion of the rental proceeds to a worthy humanitarian project each year. We’ll keep you involved in our humanitarian projects and progress through our “Making a Difference” link. 

Money is tight for everyone and books to get an education only add to the stress. When getting books from the college you're attending, they charge hundreds of dollars for a book you'll use for one semester and then no longer need. Afterward you're stuck with the book unless you can try to sell it for a small return of what you paid. 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012, followed by Macyn is 2 month old!

The following is a couple pictures from the Easter photos our friend took, and then from Easter Sunday. We had a great day surrounded by family and I couldn't have asked for it to be any better!


Hard to believe Macyn is two months old! Time has flown by much faster than I want it to and while she's quickly growing, she's an amazing little girl and we're so blessed to have her in our lives! She went for her two month check up today and she's 10lbs 9oz and is still a very good breastfeeding baby. I soon want to pump just to get her used to a bottle incase I want to go somewhere on a small arrend and leave her behind. I've hesitated because of the bond but you just never know when the time may come that she might need mommy's milk from a bottle!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket Spring Giveaway Hop 4/22

Welcome to A Tisket A Tasket Spring Giveaway Hop coordinated by!

This event will take place from April 8th at 12:01am EST through April 22nd at 11:59pm EST.
Over 100 bloggers have wonderful prizes valued at a minimum of $25 to help brighten your spring! So make like a bunny and get hoppin'!

I'm so glad you've stopped by Mama's Baby Cupcakes to see what I have to offer!

Please take the time to ready my reviews of The Vinyl Wall and Photo Trax, two great companies offering prizes to one lucky winner!

The Vinyl Wall is offering a $50 gift card and PhotoTrax is offering one pack of trax to ONE lucky winner that enters! Be sure to do as many entries as possible as well as daily entries. The more you do, the better your chances are of winning!

I hope you enjoy this prize pack valued at $63.00

Please read The Vinyl Wall review HERE
PhotoTrax review is HERE

Saturday, April 7, 2012

PhotoTrax *Sponsor Spotlight*

PhotoTrax is designed to easily slide 4x6 photos in and out while it's attached to the wall, but can also accommodate larger photos too. For larger photos, bend the trax on the pre-scored line found on the middle of the trax. Bend it back and forth until it splits in two pieces. Mount the bottom trax first with the removable adhesive, and insert the same size photos on the bottom of the groove of the mounted trax. When photos are lined up, simply place the top trax (with adhesive on it) so the photos fit into the top groove and then press against the wall. You will still be able to move the photos around in the trax and change and replace them with new ones.

When I discovered PhotoTrax, I was ecstatic!! We have literally THOUSANDS of photos on our computer of our girls, but frames are expsensive and create holes in the wall. Having a new home, I was hesitant on hanging a bunch of pictures because of nail holes and found our walls to be empty because of it. Slowly over the last year of owning our first home we have hung a couple big picture frames, but my husand and I have been talking about adding more to fill up the walls.

We have an area in our home that is perfect for PhotoTrax. We can put pictures up of our girls and help fill in the empty space and give the beam some life!

My favorite thing about PhotoTrax is that you're not limited to 4x6 landscape photos. As shown in the video above, you truly can fit anything you wish, and it takes no real time at all! This will also be nice to have because you can quickly pop pictures in and out without needing to take a frame off the wall, take off the back of the frame, and change the photo.

I have one frame in our home that holds eight pictures and cost us $30 so I know for a fact that PhotoTrax is the way to go if you like to display pictures like I do. It's hard to pick your favorite pictures when you take so many, but with PhotoTrax, I'll now be able to display many more easily.

PhotoTrax comes in black OR white and you get four frames per box for the low price of $12.99 from their site

PhotoTrax is kind enough to participate in the "A Tisket, A Tasket" blog hop that starts tomorrow!
One winner will receive a set trax
Winner will US only

The Vinyl Wall *Sponsor Spotlight*

Vinyl wall decals and wall stickers are one of the best ways decorate and personalize every room in your house! Removable wall decals work in the kitchen, bedroom, baby room, nursery, bathroom or hobby room - on almost any smooth surface!

stock photo

I was so excited to get to work with a company that does vinyl wall art because its such an easy way to decorate your home in a short amount of time. We have such a big wall in our living room that needed to be decorated. I knew that it would be the perfect wall for pictures of our girls as they grow and we can add more and more over time and I have an image in my mind of eventually the whole wall being covered in photos and memories!
This is a picture of our living room. It was taken shortly after we moved in last year. There's so much that can be done with that wall, but I think pictures are by far the best idea possible.

Choose your wall
Get packing tape or duct tape to attach decal to wall
Peel off back layer
Firmly press over lettering with a smooth object
Peel away front layer

First off, we didn't have either packing tape or duct tape, so we TRIED to use scotch tape to hold it on the wall. That made it difficult to peel off the back layer so we could expose the letters BUT that's our own fault. After my husband smoothed everything over, it was time to take off the top layer so you can expose the finished product. That was not as easy as we thought. Some of the lettering tried to stay on the paper or rip so he had to go very slow and watch it as it came off so he could smooth it out again if we ran in to trouble.

This print is 22x22 which is the biggest she had ever done and that was because I have such a big wall. That being said, I think that's why we had the minor issues. With some more rubbing, all was better and eventually we got our final product!

We have gotten nothing but great responses when people walk in our living room. It makes such a big and bold statement and I absolutely love it! I hope in the future that my husband will let me purchase some vinyl art to put in our places of our home because its so easy and pretty. This saying has been on our wall for about five months now and I have had NO issues of any kind with it trying to come off or bubble up or anything. I think it will be there for a very long time and I'm ok with that!

You can purchase this saying, along with so many others on their Etsy page 

Tiffaney is kind enough to participate in the "A Tisket, A Tasket" blog hop that starts tomorrow!
One winner will receive $50 to her Etsy store
Winner will US only

Friday, April 6, 2012

Crazy Dog T-shirts Review & Giveaway 4/19

Birth of Crazy Dog T-shirts

We're Crazy Dog T-Shirts and we made it here by accident. A beautiful accident to be sure, and one that has provided us years of entertainment, but still, an accident is an accident whether its spilling your milk or having a surprise kid.

7 years ago, Crazy Dog Owner and CSO (Cheif Snacking Officer), Bill, started Crazy Dog as an eCommerce project in the dark dorm room hallways of Ithaca College. Forgetting to take down the website, orders kept coming in, and Bill kept filling them, working out of his moms basement for a year or 2 before she stopped making him Meatloaf and told him he better start leasing the space or she'd stop making his bed and folding his laundry. Not long after that we started leasing space in the artsy Village Gate in our hometown of Rochester, NY; home of Genesee Beer, Garbage Plates, and a really nice water reservoir. Several years later our space is 7000 square feet of pure awesomeness; and we run the joint with a staff of 9 and love every minute of it.

Wondering what happened to Bill's mean mom who stopped making meatloaf? She still works here Part-Time...packing shirts and doing Bill's Laundry. In all seriousness though, we wouldn't be here without some great customers. We have tons of original designs, and several that come from our partners such as David & Goliath and Junk Food Tees. We are the go to shop for funny tees, clever shirts and hilarious Couture. We wear the shirts we sell, and we think that stands for something nowadays. Real people read and answer your emails, not robots or tiny underpaid children. We think bacon is the bomb, we still say "The Bomb", and we love naps. We work hard but have fun doing it. We are everything you think a company should be, and we stand by our promise to give you the quality shirts you deserve.

Crazy Dog T-shirts allowed me to review two of their shirts so I got one for my husband and one for myself. My challenge was to find two shirts under $17 and I found out quickly it wasn't a challenge at all! Crazy Dog T-shirts has a vast variety of shirts for men, women, and children ranges in all sizes and prices. Since I love cupcakes, I figured the cake t-shirt would be the most fitting for myself, not to mention the saying is so hilarious to me. I texted a couple pictures of shirts to my husband and he chose the liver shirt.

My shirt came in a Men's size Large and I love the fit but will not be drying it so it doesn't shrink. I wanted it to be a form fitting shirt, but I think if I got an XL and dried it, that would've been a better choice for me.

My husband wanted a 3XL based off their size chart and it too is a great fit! I'm glad I showed him the chart and had him pick the size because I don't think his normal size choice 2XL would've fit as well.

These shirts are funny and amazingly soft at the same time! It doesn't really feel like a shirt because the material is so breathable.

I will gladly buy shirts in the future from this company and there are some that I currently have my eye one, especially the one pictured below!

I really wish the shirt pictured below came in my size. I think its HILARIOUS but unfortantely it's only in two sizes currently and is on a huge discount and now priced at $9.

Overall, I like this company. They have something for everyone and offer their clothes at very afforable prices! They even have a daily deal shirt you can purchase for $6.99, as well a $9 section to choose from!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

WholeSaleKeychain Review & Giveaway 4/11

We got chains...from automotive, muscle cars, digital photos, NFL, MLB, NBA, College, Nascar, Flash, Mace, Laser, Digital photos, plus much more...Low prices and custom engraving available.

Wholesale Keychain let me review the two keychains above. My husband (and I) love the Indianapolis Colts and I love butterflies so it was an easy pick. My husband loves his keychain so much that its not on his key ring LOL. He doesn't want potentially scratched by the keys or when the keys get dropped. He also has dirty hands because of his job so that would also take away from the keychain after a while. The butterfly keychain is not like other keychains I've seen and I really like that. It's elegant and sparkles a lot and is great for anyone with a love of butterflies.

Wholesale Keychain has something for everyone!

Automotive Keychains
NFL Keychains
MLB Keychains
NBA Keychains
NHL Keychains
Nascar Keychains
Digital Photo Keychains
Flash Drive Keychains

And the list goes on and on!
You can also personalize certain keychains!
I suggest you check out their site for great prices!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Boba Review & Giveaway

Boba makes thoughtfully crafted products for active parents, who want the time and freedom to create a caring bond with their child, while living life to the fullest. We care deeply about what we do, and our customers’ happiness is our highest motivation as a company.

We started Boba because we believed Freedom Together with your kids is possible and we wanted to share that passion with parents around the world. We care about children, and we extend that caring to our customers every day through unrivaled quality products and outstanding customer support. Our products are designed, considering the needs of the child, mother, and father.

Boba stock photo

With much delight I am here today to share the company Boba with you. I had not worn our first two girls, but soon realized after Macyn was born that baby wearing was a MUST this time around. Macyn is very clingy and loves to be cuddled and held all the time. I cannot get much done around the house because she doesn't sleep well unless she's ON me in some way. She also doesn't like to be alone, so she cannot sleep in her crib where there's real peace and quiet. We've also discovered that Macyn, like McKenzie, has a scensory issue so she needs to be touched, swaddled, close to something at all times to feel comfortable and not scream. After I noticed the signs and accepted this difficult journey, I wrote Boba with interest in their carrier. Not only did I contact them so I can wear Macyn around the house, but also because its Spring and then soon will be Summer which means the county fair, lots of outside time, and needing both of us to be comfortable while on our family adventures.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's my 6 month Blogiversary!

6 months have gone fast!!

I started blogging in March 2011 with Alex on what was known as What These Mommies Think. She taught me a lot and after getting my feet wet in this industry, I ventured on my own and opened Mama's Baby Cupcakes.

Watching my numbers grow from all the followers has been amazing as well and I couldn't do what I do without all of you!! I have some very loyal followers and many of you I now recognize just by your names. Some of you have followed me from the beginning when I was at What These Mommies Think and that is so touching! I very much appreciate you all!

You've all been apart of my journey through my last pregnancy and left many encourages words along the way, as well as my life in general as a wife and mother.

Since I'm a stay at home mother, I see blogging as my way of contributing to our household and I call it my "job". I love what I do and am so glad that Alex introduced me to giveaways, and later asking to join her in the blogging world. I love sharing with you all the great items we get to test out!

I've worked with some great companies in these 6 months time and couldn't be happier with where these months have taken me! I've been able to expand from mainly cloth diapers, to also now bringing in child's clothing and a ton of maternity stuff, and even more fun things in the future that I can't wait to share with you all!!

I've also met a great group of bloggers! The ShePromotes group has helped me grow as well with their wisdom, guidence, and support. They also are the reason why I am apart of blog events that have brought so much fun to this blog. Darcy, from Tales from the Nursery, and Mariah from Formula Mom, run ShePromotes and it's an amazing experience as well as so much fun to participate in events!

I hope in the next 6 months to bring you all many amazing more companies to showcase and talk to you with, and continue to grow as well as I have and be an amazing blogger and really get my name out there to show that I'm serious about what I do and I love it!

Blogging isn't just fun for me, its also relaxing, and I hope to not disappoint in the future!

Thank you all!