Sunday, May 24, 2015

Great Camera Accessories from Mod #SizzlingSummer

I hate when I’m going someplace, need my camera but don’t want to just throw it in my purse or take extra stuff with me. Mod (also known as modstraps) saves me from all that. They not only save me, but they also make it cute at the same time. So when I was given the opportunity to review their bags and accessories, there was no way I was saying no.

Just Solutions Stretch Laces

Okay, so let me tell you a little bit about my oldest son, and please do not think this is a posting of and over braggy mom, because there really is a point to me telling you this. My son is highly gifted.  No, I did not make up that term, it is a term that is given to a person who has an IQ greater than 145, which he does. Now, you might be wondering how that relates to shoe laces, right? My son has the wonderful mind that amazes me, and he has developed it at such a rapid rate, that it seems his little seven year old body just cannot keep up. In my research I have found that it is quite common for gifted children to have this, and many of these children suffer from slower development in their fine motor skills and that is definitely the case for my little guy. Anyway, when I got a PR request from Just Solutions Stretch Laces I jumped at the chance. Since he is going into 3rd grade, he is getting to the age that it is no longer cool to wear velcro shoes, so I started looking for alternatives. Stretch Laces are exactly what I was looking for him. Now he can replace his regular tennis shoes laces, and still have that look without having to be embarrassed having to ask a classmate to please help him tie his shoes, which has happened on numerous occasions.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SkinAgain Skincare Giveaway


This Giveaway is sponsored by SkinAgain and hosted by the Sizzling Summer Bloggers!

Savvy Baby Pacifier Clips

I've got a two year old that is very attached to his paci. Yes, at two we have gotten some looks and comments from other parents about this, but bottom line, he is my child and he LOVES his pacifier! As you can imagine, a hyper toddler often loses their pacifier much more than a tiny newborn might. So we have found that paci clips are a wonderful thing for our little family! Savvy Baby recently sent me a three pack of super cute, unisex clips that will be great for when I princess arrives too!

I really like these clips because they are different colors on each side, and they work with any pacifier that has a handle. They stay in place REALLY well, in fact a little too well. You see, since he is now two, my son is prone to tantrums! When he gets mad, the way he likes to really show us he is angry is he grabs his pacifier clip and yanks it off and throws it to the ground. Savvy Baby's clips have TEETH to hold it into place. Teeth and an angry yanking toddler mean that we have had holes in a few outfits. So, I do recommend these paci clips for those infants and toddlers that have not yet discovered that fine art of paci yanking! I will tell you, it takes a lot of strength to do this, but he is a strong boy. Of course, these clips are not typically made for a child my sons age, so this product is perfect appropriate for what they were intended for: to keep pacifiers in place for the little ones!

Spa Fairy Deluxe Bath Bomb Gift Set!

My day is not complete unless I get a bath at the end of it. These days, I most have to share the bath with my toddler, but on the rare occasions that I have the bath all to myself I love long soaks with smells good, Epsom salts and even essential oils...but I just recently got a new bath set that I love better than all the rest! The Spa Fairy Deluxe Bath Bomb gift set is amazing. Like seriously there are so many scents to choose from and even breaking the bombs in half, they still more than scent up my large jacuzzi style tub!!

Each Gift Set Includes Six Rejuvenating Large 4oz Bath Bombs:

Relieve - Eucalyptus & Spearmint Essential Oils

Revive  - Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Essential Oils

Rejoice - Lemon, Lime, Sweet Orange, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oils

Relax    - Lavender, Marjoram, Patchouli, Mandarin,  Geranium & Chamomile                 Essential Oils

Repair  - Lavender & Peppermint Essential Oils

Rekindle -  Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oils 
Ingredients: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Corn Starch, Sugar, Shea Butter, Cocoa
Butter, Safflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Grape seed Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stubb's BBQ Sauce Giveaway

It's Summer Time and that means many of us are outside using the grill as much as possible. Steaks, chicken, veggies - you name it! And when you are getting yours meats ready - make sure to grab the Stubb's! They have an awesome line of BBQ products that are sure to make sure your meals turn out fabulous. In fact, be sure to check out Tracy at Having Fun Saving for How To Grill The Perfect Steak -  I know I could go for a steak right now.

TEAM UMIZOOMI: MEET SHARK CAR Just Hit the Shelves 5/19

My boys love television and the youngest especially loves anything on Nick, which includes a new favorite of his: Team Umizoomi! We recently received and awesome DVD from them titled Meet Shark Car, and it has become a favorite in our van for car rides. 

Team Umizoomi: Meet Shark Car includes the following episodes:
  • Shark Car – Team Umizoomi jump into action to find Shark Car and get him back to their friend Jose before the ferry leaves.
  • Umi Toy Store – Team Umizoomi travel through a giant store to find their friend Colin’s coins so he can purchase his favorite toy, Sparkle Pup.
  • Stompasaurus – Team Umizoomi must travel to the aquarium, bowling alley and ice cream store to find Stompasaurus’ toy pieces and bring them to their friend Wyatt.
  • Lost and Found Toys – Team Umizoomi set out to return missing toys to their rightful owners in Umi City.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Share you #BeautyStory with the help of walgreens and dove

What’s your family’s beauty secret? I have been wearing makeup since I was about 12 in one way or another. I’m 31 now so i have figured out by trial and error what seems to work best for me. Recently (it really should have been sooner), I found that if I combined primer and a little unscented lotion to my face before makeup that my skin not only looks better but feels better. Over the years Walgreens has been my go to for a lot of beauty supplies. They have great prices but it’s also fast to just run in and get what I need.