Friday, February 27, 2015

Step2 Play Up Gym Set GIVEAWAY! Ends 3/13

I'm always glad when I can participate in these events and share such great giveaways with my readers. Good luck to all who enter!! Step2 is a great company.

It's been pretty cold lately across much of the US and that has us thinking one thing - Spring! We can't wait to get back outside and enjoy some warmth and sunshine! Thanks to the generous people at Step2, one lucky family is going to have a brand new Play Up Gym Set to enjoy once all the snow melts! The Step2 Company, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. They strive to be the leading innovator of children’s products that build imaginations and enrich the family’s celebration of childhood. Step2 products are made to last and will hold up despite the beating that children tend to give everything they come in contact with. Their toys are colorful, fun, and encourage imaginative play. Every Spring they release brand new toys and this year, we are really loving the new stuff they have to offer, like this Play Up Gym Set redesign! The Play Up Gym Set™ combines a swing set and playhouse into the ultimate children’s backyard jungle gym. Kiddos can increase their motor skills by climbing in the playhouse and swinging on the swings. Youngsters will be fascinated with the whimsical design of natural colors and outdoor play features the kid’s gym set includes! The Play Up Gym Set will provide your youngsters with hours of climb, swing and slide adventures. Made in USA of US and imported parts. Swings made in China.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 86

Welcome to week 86 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.

Found on Facebook


Monday, February 23, 2015

FabKids February Box Review

Thanks to Fab Kids for the outfit to help with this review

FabKids was founded to empower boys and girls to express their individuality through personalized outfits while revolutionizing the shopping experience for moms and dads by delivering high-quality, reasonably priced, fresh style in just ‘one-click.'

While we have four children and can pass down clothing as the girls' age, our oldest daughter Madison is always in need of clothes. I love working with FabKids because the thought of a full outfit for $30, shipped right to your door once a month was so appealing to me. For February I chose the Pink Graffiti Outfit below for Madison because it is cute, a dress which is her favorite article of clothing, and it was perfect for Valentine's day and her school party. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

ANNOUNCING: "Our Family is Complete" Giveaway Event

Mama's Baby Cupcakes and Mommy's Favorite Things have used their blogs to share pregnancies, births, and the opportunity to watch their children grow, but now that our families are complete, we want to put together a fun event to celebrate just that!!

"Our Family is Complete" Giveaway Event will consist of companies we've used throughout our journey of pregnancy and babies, to showcase some amazing companies and what they have to offer. 

Running April 13-27 one winner will win the whole prize pack we're starting to get together, and we already have some amazing products. 

If you're a sponsor and would like to be featured, email either Michelle or Heather for more information and what your thoughts on giveaway items could be. 

If you're expecting or just starting a family, this event is for you!! Don't forget to stop back by and enter this giveaway, helping us celebrate our families, our children, and the great companies we've used along the way! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "Big Brother Daniel" DVD

Big thanks to PBS for the DVD to help with this review

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn the fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning.

Our three year old daughter LOVES Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. I'd seen commercials surrounding Daniel having a sibling back in late Summer, and after it's premiere date in August 2014, its been on our DVR ever since. I was so excited when I got the chance to own the "Big Brother Daniel" DVD because it was another one to add to our collection, and it got the episodes off my DVR! She watched this DVD for the first five days straight of owning it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nelliebead Keychains Review

Thanks to Nelliebead for the items to review

I'm a small-town girl from the mid-west who was fortunate to be able to live in Europe for several years. Upon my return, I worked as a high school French teacher and now stay at home with my two lovely children while making jewelry on the side.

Lakeon and I have known each other since she was pregnant with her first child and I was pregnant with our second child. That means we've known each other since 2008 through the world of social media. We met on Myspace after stumbling upon her profile through other moms I connected with, and we've stayed close since. 

We're a lot a like in many ways, but one thing we bond on it tattoos. Lakeon and I have talked a lot about a friendship type tattoo, and while searching for ideas, she stumbled upon the above image that we both fell in love with. After searching more, I discovered Nelliebead and her Etsy page, and knew that along with a tattoo idea this would be a great piece for Lakeon and I to carry around. I contacted her in hopes of a review and she so kindly agreed and made our key-chains with the hearts over Indiana for myself and Mississippi for Lakeon. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 85

Welcome to week 85 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.

found online

Monday, February 16, 2015

Carri Original Backpack Review

Thanks to Carri for the bag to help write this review

Carri Backpacks is a for profit company that provides durable backpacks to children in need. For every backpack we sell, we provide a backpack to an impoverished child through Childhelp, YMCA, and Communities In Schools.  Carri gives the utmost attention to detail in the manufacturing process so that our customers and these children can carry a quality backpack.

I was intrigued when I got approached about a review with Carri backpacks. While our girls don't "need" a backpack right now, I really liked all the features offered with each bag, and I wanted to learn more about this product and their company. I requested the fancier of the two bags offered, and was sent the "Carri Original" for my review. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

PBS Kids: Four DVD + Puzzle Sets Review

Thanks to PBS Kids for the copies of DVDs to review

On January 13, PBS Distribution released four kids DVDs, each of which comes with a bonus 12 piece puzzle! Featuring fun-filled educational adventures, as well as a puzzle, these titles are a great value at just $6.99 each!

Our third daughter Macyn just turned three years old, and I held these back as a birthday gift. She loves PBS and many of the shows they feature, including these four shows above. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is her favorite program, and it was a great coincidence that her party theme was also Daniel! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Getting Nailed! Week 21 #TakeAimJN

Welcome to Week 21 of Getting Nailed! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every other week and you can check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Now that I've come to the Jamberry world, I'll be sharing their wraps on me, special deals that may happen from time to time, and fun wraps for special occasions.