A Favorite Things Box – It’s the Little Things.

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It always feels good to be thought of.  A simple, kind gesture can always go a long way. Sam and I decided to go away this weekend and we needed someone to check in on our dachshund, Bubbles. I thought this would be a perfect time to give someone a "Favorite Things" box. I came up with the concept of a "Favorite Things" box when I was fixated on the idea of the little things make the biggest difference. How cool would it be to get a mysterious ...continue reading

Win a KicKee Pants Kimono Newborn Gift Set in Natural Pineapple!

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Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! 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 after you’ve entered to win the fabulous Grand Prize, ...continue reading

5 Tips for Traveling with a Newborn

Traveling with a newborn

I utilized  these 5 tips for traveling with a newborn while on a trip to Ohio as part of the Step2 Ambassador program. All trip expenses were paid by Step2. Earlier this month I had the distinct pleasure of heading to Ohio to visit the Step2 Headquarters. My sweet Zellene was only 5 weeks old at the time, and since she's exclusively breastfeeding right now, I brought her along for the trip. Traveling with a newborn certainly can add an extra ...continue reading

5 Ways to Make Money in Your Pajamas

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This post has been sponsored by YourCareMoments. Special thanks to them for providing these 5 ways to make money in your pajamas. Being a stay-at-home parent is a huge job, but, unfortunately, nobody pays you to do it! Despite being chef, admin, chauffeur, psychologist, teacher, and maid, there is no paycheck waiting for you at the end of every month. If you have the time to add a few more jobs to your resume – like survey panelist, product ...continue reading

Winix FresHome P300 Air Purifier {Review & Giveaway}

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  We were sent the Winix FresHome P300 Air Purifier at no cost to facilitate a review. We've also been compensated to host a giveaway. About 2 years ago, I was able to review the Winix Ultimate Pet Series Air Purifier. It's been a great until that we still use today to keep our home smelling fresh and free of excess allergens. My in-laws have been complaining of a musty odor in the finished portion of their basement for some time now, ...continue reading

Step2 Thomas the Tank Engine Toddler Bed #Giveaway!


Welcome to the Step2 Thomas the Tank Engine™ Toddler Bed™ Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2! Is your little one ready to transition to a toddler bed?  Have another baby coming and need to free up your crib?  Let Thomas the Tank help your child drift off into dreamland! Details of the Step2 Thomas the Tank Engine™ Toddler Bed™ (obtained from the Step2 website): All aboard to dreamland in the ...continue reading

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5299 Laptop Review {and a Staples Gift Card Giveaway!}

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Staples sent me the Toshiba Satellite C55-B5299 Laptop at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Are you in the market for a new laptop for you or your preteen or teen before the school year starts? Most preteens and teens can't complete all their homework and studies without their own laptop these days. If they don't have their own, they are sure to occupy yours for long periods of time while they research for reports and ...continue reading

7 Things Women Need to Remember #MondayMusings


I recently read an article about a controversial photo a national clothing store posted on their Twitter page and the backlash it received. If you did not hear or read about the incident, I can tell you it involved the "Polaroid" of a model who had a pale complexion, "skinny" body type, and in all honesty was wearing a shirtdress that was unflattering in every way for her figure; but we must remember the company is showing the garment, not the ...continue reading

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