WIN the New Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat!

Safety 1st Grow and Go

Welcome to the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Safety 1st! Will you be traveling with a little one this 4th of July? It's so important to not only make sure your child is in a car seat appropriate for their age and size, but you also need to make sure it's installed correctly. Safety 1st is sharing summer travel tips that you'll want to be sure to read. ...continue reading

Oh The Places You’ll Go – Travel Safety This Summer

three happy kids in car, family trip, summer vacation travel

Thanks to Safety 1st for providing these travel safety this summer tips! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75% of car seats on the road are installed incorrectly. Here are some easy tips to think about before hitting the road. The safest place to install a car seat is typically in the center of the rear seat. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car ...continue reading

My Teen Beach 2 Review


Teen Beach 2 premiered last Friday, June 26th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel!! How many of you watched with your kids? If you missed it, here's more info about it. Empowering themes of self-expression are central to the fantastical music- and dance-driven story of “Teen Beach 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to “Teen Beach Movie,” the Disney Channel Original Movie that, with its 2013 premiere telecast, ranks as the second-highest-rated ...continue reading

Lutron Dimmer Switch Giveaway!


We installed a Lutron Maestro in our kid's room and we love it! You can find installation instructions and our personal thoughts in our FULL REVIEW! Light Controls for Every Market Lutron light control products range from individual dimmers to total light management systems that control entire building complexes. Some of the larger Lutron light control systems in the US include the 52-story New York Times Building in New York; Lincoln Financial ...continue reading

Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller Review (2015 version)

Joovy Scooter X2

One of the first things you'll probably start researching when your second child (or a set of twins) is on the way is double strollers. I can't imagine not having a double stroller when I'm out with my kids. It makes things so much easier! The first thing you'll need to decide is whether you'd like a side-by-side double stroller or a tandem (one child in front of the other) stroller. Each has their own positive and negatives, and really I ...continue reading

Why I’m No Longer Ignoring The Skinny Jeans Warnings

Skinny Jeans

On Tuesday I spent the entire day in my favorite pair of skinny jeans. It was a full day of meetings, followed by a Cleveland Indians baseball game. By the time I was putting on my pajama pants, my legs felt extremely itchy. As I pulled off the jeans in relief, I looked down to see a huge bruise just below my knee (on the back side) on my left leg. I looked at it confused, because I hadn't bumped into a thing all day. It seemed so odd. And my ...continue reading

3 Easy Ways to Pamper Your Dog

Emmy and the Kids

I’m serving my dog Cesar® home delights™ as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. #CesarHomeDelights Sometimes I look at our dog and think, she has quite the life! She spends her days playing with the kids, being pampered, and taking naps. Truth be told, I'm most envious of those naps! She is such a good dog though - I can't imagine our family without her and worry about her since she's getting older. We really try to make her feel ...continue reading

Never, Ever Quit Dating {And My Dating Look Must-Haves}


I've partnered with to encourage you to never quit dating your spouse.  My husband and I are approaching our TEN year anniversary next month. I can't believe ten years is almost here. It truly feels like yesterday we were saying, I do. After ten years, I'm happy to report that we are more in love today than ever before. With three little kids, blogging, and just life, maintaining a great marriage does take work. One of the things ...continue reading

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