Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vlasic Dill Pickles: Good for All Occasions {+ a Giveaway!}

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

Vlasic Dill Pickles are a delicious, low calorie snack with no fat and only one-gram of carbohydrates, but unlimited crunchy satisfaction. Pickles are a great alternative to high calorie potato chips that will still satisfy that salty craving. Vlasic Pickles are high in probiotics and contain antioxidants, which help promote good health.


As family of six, pickles seem to be a huge around here at all times. We're constantly buying big jars or different flavors to keep in our house for quick snacks and sides with dinners. I was thrilled when I got the chance to work with Vlasic because of this and couldn't wait to try the different flavors Vlasic carries since we normally just buy the Kosher Dills. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

You Lingerie! Nursing Bras

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


You! Lingerie was born when its founder, Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger longed for affordable beautiful nursing lingerie during her pregnancy and afterward when she nursed. Her options were either matronly, boring and bland color products or extremely expensive fashionable products so she decided to do something about it. You! Lingerie brings beautiful high fashion, playful and luxurious maternity and nursing lingerie to stylish moms at an affordable price. You don't have to lose who YOU just because you are a mommy. 


As a mother of four children and expecting our fifth in a few short weeks, great nursing bras can be hard to come by. I find that as I try to search in stores, I'm either over whelmed or can't find things in stock that are cute and my size. Being a plus size woman, I do not have small breasts, so finding comfortable stylish, nice bras were so important to me! 

While You Lingerie! may seem like every other company offering maternity and nursing bras for purchase, I feel as though they stand out well among the crowd and I'm here to tell you why! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines Cookies

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



In 1984, five ambitious brothers pooled their savings together and purchased Sugar Bowl Bakery, a neighborhood coffee shop in San Francisco’s Richmond District.  With a tenacious drive to succeed, the Ly brothers made donuts in-house and sold them to the local community. Using only the finest ingredients, Sugar Bowl Bakery quickly became known as the local bakery everyone visited for their dessert needs.

First debuting Madeleines in 2003, they just recently debuted some new flavors and according to the company, these new flavors are in line with Sugar Bowl Bakery’s commitment to fresh and wholesome baked goods–with no artificial flavors, artificial colors, trans-fat or preservatives.The Lemon Madeleines are made with Meyer lemon zest and lemon oil and the Orange Madeleines are made with Valencia orange zest and orange oil. These are the flavors I requested to review and was anxious to await their arrival. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Michelle's Pregnancy Journal: Week 34



Doctor Appointments:
Sept 30: Ultrasound for EDD (8.5 weeks)
Oct 26: First Dr Appt (12.3 weeks) 
Nov 16: 16 week check up (15.3 weeks)
Dec 15: 20 week check up/gender scan (19.4 weeks)
Jan 14: 24 week check up (23.6 weeks)
Feb 11: 28 week check up (27.6 weeks)
Feb 25: 30 week check up (29.6 weeks)
March 10: Special In Depth Ultrasound (31.6 weeks)
March 14: 32 week check up (32.3 weeks)
March 24: 34 week check up (33.6 weeks)

Weight:
Sept 30: 224lb
Oct 26:  227lb
Nov 16: 231lb
Dec 15: 233lb
Jan 14: 235lb
Feb 11: 238lb
Feb 25: 241lb
March 14: 239lb
March 24: 240lb

Heart Beat: 
162 (12 weeks)
134 (15 weeks)
145 (19 weeks)
140 (23 weeks)
121 (27 weeks)
152 (29 weeks)
147 (32 weeks) from specialist visit

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Head Lice Prevention with Fairy Tales Hair Care

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

We received these products back at the end of January for review, just in time to finish out Winter! The extra warmth that comes along with beanies is great, but the static mess left on your children's heads at the end of the day is not. Not to mention, the high risk of lice during this second peak season as they find beanies to be the perfect warm place to live. Save yourself the headache dealing with knotted hair and the worry of what else might be nestled up in those knots, Fairy Tales Hair Care is here to help. 


Our second daughter is in First Grade and had already had a note once about a fellow student having lice, but little did I know that just two days later we would get another letter from her school saying she'd possibly been infected a second time. I was thrilled to discover a product like this out there and the timing couldn't have been better for this review. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza Bracket Sweepstakes

I was compensated for this review of Papa Murphy’s and their #Team425 Sweepstakes. All opinions
and statements remain 100% my own. #Team425 #Ad


As a family of six, soon to be seven, we are always looking for fun ways to make dinner exciting but not cost too much. When it comes to pizza, ordering delivery is quite costly and takes quite a while to arrive, but we've grown to love Papa Murphy's for their unique business and how they involve their customers. 


Papa Murphy’s mission is being dedicated to bringing families together through food people love, and what children don't love pizza?! Papa Murphy’s is the world’s largest take and bake pizza chain, and the process can't be simpler!

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 116


Welcome to week 116 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.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As a Mom, Do you REALLY Know the Law?

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As a mom, it’s important to know the law of the land. Especially since it’s up to you to inform your children! But do you actually know what’s legal in the United States? We sure thought we did, until we took the “Is it Legal” quiz! Too often we go through our everyday lives confident that we know what is legal and what is not. Most laws seem like common sense, but that’s not always the case… In order to truly test whether or not you know the law of the land, Pala Casino created this quiz to unveil how much participants actually know about their nation’s laws. To top it off, Pala Online Casino is offering a 2 night giveaway for two in New Jeresey for a lucky winner who takes the quiz! Check it out let us know what you think!

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 115


Welcome to week 115 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.