Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feeding my Gang With Dollar General




 December is a busy time of year for every family, but when you have a big family like ours, it is maximized! We have five children ranging in ages from 7 months to 9 years old, and we have to try to keep up with them all in their own special ways. Our oldest daughter is in to gymnastics and her oldest sibling loves Soccer, so we have busy week nights on top of our hectic schedule. Throw in to the mix the month of December and we're non stop!

Monday, November 21, 2016

LuLaRoe - Carly Swing Dress


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!


 We all want a cute dress that lets us breathe and move easier, so in comes Carly - a swing dress that flatters the best parts of a feminine physique while being flowy and breezy everywhere else. The Carly comes in a wide variety of fabrics, print, and washes, and also has some amazing feature like a patch pocket, high-low hemline, and open sleeves.


Just like some other pieces from LuLaRoe, I had my questions. $55 for a swing dress sounded like a lot, and many questioned its mu mu likeness, but when I started seeing the variety of colors, the beautiful prints, and of course how they look on women, I needed one STAT!  

Monday, November 14, 2016

LuLaRoe - Cassie Pencil Skirt


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!


LuLaRoe's pencil skirt takes the fancy up a notch from the maxi skirt without sacrificing comfort. The waistband flatters all body types and enables the wearer to adjust the length as needed. Fits true to size per the chart above, with some fabrics having additional stretch. Available in sizes XXS – 3XL. $35.


I'm not much of a skirts girl, but with my love for LulaRoe, I want to try all the styles they carry. I finally found a nice black Cassie from LuLaRoe Nina Stensberg. I figure black is perfect for a first timer because I could play with it more and get used to it with a variety of outfits and styles. 


I like honest reviews and honestly... I didn't love this skirt the first time I tried it on. I'm an 18/20 pants so that puts me as an X-Large Cassie. I thought about sizing up but figured true to size is always my best bet when I try a new style for the first time, so that's what I went with! When it came in the mail I was a little disappointed with how it looked on me and the way it hugged my mom tire, but I decided to play around with it and see if I could change my own mind. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Zoey's Attic - Announcing a Pregnancy Around the Holidays *Holiday Gift Guide*


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!


Zoey’s Attic officially launched in November 2006 by creator and owner Erin Delanty.  The inspiration for the website came shortly after the birth of their first child. Once they decided to grow their family it was a no brainer to have the store where families could come and get personalized items for children of any age! 


Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts is a great company all around, but announcing a pregnancy is right up their alley! They have big/new sibling shirts for every holiday out there, and I knew when Angelina told me she was expecting, Her little guy Trip needed a Big Brother shirt!!  

Friday, November 4, 2016

I See Me! It's My Birthday! Personalized Book *Holiday Gift Guide*

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!


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!


I See Me! publishes very high quality personalized children’s books that build self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child.


Madison turned nine recently and this book of course was in her bag of presents! I was thrilled when I See Me! contacted me about a collaboration because Madison loves to read and anything personalized is a huge plus! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Educational Activity Books for Young Readers *Holiday Gift Guide*


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!


Even though we have four little girls, they love trucks, cars, hot wheels, and anything big and powerful. Their father has driven a tow truck most of their lives and now drives a semi, so big trucks is all they know! I love working with Silver Dolphin books, and I was beyond thrilled when I was emailed about these new kits available for purchase! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016


It's that time of year again!! While I haven't been the best at being able to get posts for ya'll like I used to, I do have some products that would make great gifts this holiday season. 

I hope you'll join me during the holidays and like what I bring you from now until Christmas time! 


If you have a product you think would make a great gift and want to talk about being featured, please email me mamasbabycupcakes(at)yahoo(dot)com



Monday, October 31, 2016

Maximus Update: 6 Months Old


Max was 7lb 7oz at birth, 9lb 4oz at one month, 15lb at four months, and at an early six months visit, he had a small increase to 17lb 5oz. He is quite the eater compared to his sisters and while he's slowed down on formula in-between growth spurts, he is obsessed with baby cereal. While we've tried a couple flavors of baby food, he is NOT a fan, so for now we just continue with our routine and I think he may end up skipping right to table food in the next month or so. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Entenmann's- Great American Milk Drive


Entenmann’s® is partnering with The Great American Milk Drive, hoping to deliver 100,000 servings of milk to children and families in need across the country! After all, donuts and milk are perfect together!  

Entenmann’s® is proud to join The Great American Milk Drive in the “Entenmann’s® Donuts & Milk: Perfect Together Sweepstakes” helping deliver milk to those who need it the most. For every entry received during the “Entenmann’s® Donuts & Milk: Perfect Together Sweepstakes”, one 8 oz. glass of nutrient-rich milk will be donated to The Great American Milk Drive, up to 100,000 servings. Consumers can enter to win a variety of prizes during the Facebook sweepstakes, continues through October 31st. As part of the Facebook sweepstakes, 25 first prize winners will win a one year’s supply of milk and Entenmann’s® donuts and 100 second prize winners will win four boxes of Entenmann’s® donuts. 


Founded by William Entenmann in 1898, Entenmann’s Bakery got its start delivering fresh-baked goods in a horse-drawn wagon. In 1951 home-delivery gave way to supermarket sales and the case at the end of the aisle was born. As a part of the Bimbo Bakeries family, Entenmann's continues to bake its famous donuts, cakes, pies and more every day, and freshness remains the hallmark of our products


A glass of milk always goes best with great donuts! My favorite through the Entenmann's company happen to be the 8 Chocolate Lover's Variety Pack Donuts. Since we were sent some coupons to help with this review, I knew this variety pack was a must! You have the rich great taste of chocolate with added extras like sprinkle, powdered goodness, and chips of chocolate! It can be hard to choose which one you want because they're all so delicious! 


Lucky for me, our girls love the plain donuts and their normal variety pack. This gives everyone a favorite to choose from, and with four growing children, two each is more then enough to fill their tummies!!


Entenmann’s Little Bites are pre-portioned, good choice, multi-piece snacks that satisfy both parents and kids. Every Little Bites pouch is filled with bite-sized baked muffins that contain 0g trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, are certified Kosher and most Little Bites are 200 calories per pouch or less!


One more fun product I wanted to share today is their yummy Party Cake with white frosting and colored sprinkles. They offer so many varities in all areas of foods, but their cakes are especially sweet. Our girls love the Party Cake because it's colorful, fluffy, and so moist! 

While Entenmann's can be a little on the higher priced side, they're well worth the money because of their great quality and amazing flavors. You can find Entenmann's in just about any store including Kroger, Marsh, and Walmart just to name a few. The stores do vary what they carry and some items we couldn't find at one store, we easily found in another store. 

Connect with Entenmann's through social media such as Facebook and Instagram





Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Introducing Solid Foods to your Baby with Gerber


Maximus is now five months old and exploring all kinds of new things. Now that he's rolling over, holding his head up, and has become a supported sitter, it was time for solids! There for a while it seemed as though Max could never get enough formula, so I was happy when at a recent check up his Pediatrician gave us the green light for GerberCEREAL. I've always opted this plan for our children because it's like the gateway to food! Since it's packed with iron, it's great for baby and a good way to slowly work on eating without sacrificing their main source of nutrition. 


I always wait until my babies are at least four months old before introducing their first solid, baby cereal. My favorite part about cereal is that you can determine how runny or thick you want the mixture to be, you can use breast milk or formula instead of water, and it helps teach them how to use their tongue, lips, and mouth for a food source. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Celebrate our 5th Blogiversary with Alley+Rae


Alley+Rae Apparel is a modern lifestyle brand handmade in Utah. Our mission is to spread positivity and create clothing that speaks to you. We want each piece to make a statement about the person that wears it. We love to incorporate bright colors, fun graphics and encouraging messages into our designs.


As a mom of five kiddos, my life is constant crazy. From trying to get everyone to do simple things like eat breakfast, to getting everyone out the door for appointments on time, I'm always doing something or helping someone. Motherhood never stops!

I love looking around my favorite websites and two shirts caught me eye a while back that I just couldn't stop laughing at. They fit my life completely and I can't help but laugh and agree with them completely. 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Transitioning to Fall with LuLaRoe


Welcome to the Fall Fashion For All Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family – so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway and don't miss that AMAZING Grand Prize from the hosts.


I've been a long time fan of LuLaRoe Stacey Hickey and her VIP group, so I was thrilled at the chance to work together on some pieces and start trying to get an idea of what I could pair together for Fall! While I first found LuLaRoe last October, I didn't wear it near as much and even for the first couple months I just wore my Irma with skinny jeans. I didn't really invest more time and energy in to full outfits until around December when I was using LuLaRoe for matertiny wear, so I am thrilled this Fall to pair stuff with scarves, boots, sweaters, and any accessory I can make look good! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Storks: Find Your Flock September 23

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures  I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


As a mother of five children, I was beyond thrilled when I saw a commercial for the first time promoting this movie. While our kids know where babies really come from, the graphics and over all idea of this movie caught my attention right away. Every time the commercials are on my girls stop, watch, laugh, and ask me to go see it when it comes out. Well that time is finally fast approaching because it arrives in movie theaters September 23!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

$50 Giftcard for Baby Games

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I feel like as you have children, you get an understanding of the best baby toys out there. With your first child you're not always sure what to get, and then of course every friend has their favorite items, so it be a bit overwhelming. I seem to have found myself back in this spot with Maximus and the fact that he'll be five months old in just a few days. For years I kept toys that my daughter's had played with and just used them over and over again, but once we thought we weren't in the baby stage anymore, I chose to gift them to pregnant friends and family. 



With Max's surprise arrival, I've found myself on several occasions skimming retail sites and googling baby products trying to compare toys for small children and what is best for the developmental side for children. I stumbled upon Diapers.com recently and felt like I was in a whole new world! Not only do they offer diapers, but I didn't realize they offer so much more! While googling the best baby games and puzzles out there, I stumbled upon a parents.com article with suggestions of things to get and why, and I loved that it was stuff I hadn't thought of like bright colors or shapes. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Office Depot & their National Backpacks Program

I received items to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 



For the past 16 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life - at the beginning of the new school year. 

This year is no exception.  In 2016, the Foundation is celebrating the 16th year of its award-winning National Backpack Program by donating 200,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies across the United States and internationally.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Let's Color Together! - Artist Creates Shareable Coloring Book for Parents and Kids

I was sent a sample to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 


We have five children so there is always coloring books and crayons floating around here. Sure my walls and furniture have been the subject for works of art, I was excited about this new coloring book I could share with my kids. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LuLaRoe: The Sarah Cardigan



The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to cool off, which can only mean one thing... It's Fall Y'all! Let's celebrate this popular season with a giveaway hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. That's right, a great group of bloggers have come together to offer you giveaways, so be sure to hop around to them all in the linky below.


Some items were sent for review. All opinions are 100% my own

LuLaRoe is a fashion brand that specializes in women's and girls skirts, dresses and leggings. They also offer different kinds of shirts, kimonos, and more. They have nice solid prints, funky fun patterns, and sweet simple patterns to choose from. You can also get men's shirts and they offer neutral kids clothes that boys and wear!


With Fall just weeks away, layering clothing starts to play in to the fashion world. We all want to still look cute even when the weather is getting cold, so the Sarah is a great alternative with layering during the transition from Summer to Winter. When it comes to layers, just about anything you wear can mix and match creating a good outfit, so I'm going to show you some of the simple looks I've done so far. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Stimulating Baby Toys for Sensory Play with Little Tikes



Whether it's your first child or your tenth child, each stage of development is so important for your growing baby and their mind. There's so many toys and activities out there for a baby and of course they all say they're great, but I try to keep our baby stuff to a minimum with a few key items from good quality companies. Check out Max's newest Sensory toys!  

Monday, September 5, 2016

Baby Bullet: Make Your Own Baby Food {Giveaway}



Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs! This year we’re celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all in the linky at the bottom of this giveaway!




Friday, August 26, 2016

Silver Dolphin Books presents Super Sticker Activity Books

Items were sent in order to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 


 Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Highly interactive formats such as the Field Guides and Uncover series both educate and entertain older children. The lovable characters of the Maurice Pledger series and the boldly illustrated Snappy Sounds series appeal to both young children and parents alike.



Having five children means that we have wide varieties of books, toys, and activities in our home to accommodate all ages. I was excited to try these new activity books from Silver Dolphin because Macyn and Mya are right at the age range of loving stickers and getting the hang of special books like these.