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Happy 3rd Birthday Shelby!

Happy 3rd Birthday Shelby!
March 5, 2015
I can not believe that my sweet little girl is THREE! We have had such a fun year watching her grow! Shelby weighs about 28 pounds and is 33 inches tall. She wears size 3t clothes and a size 7 shoe! Favorites: Food- mac and cheese Drink- milk (she calls it wilk)... Read More

Baby Mikey is here!

Baby Mikey is here!
March 2, 2015
Our sweet baby boy made his appearance after 2.5 hours of labor on Saturday February 21st 2015! he was 9 pounds 9 ozs and 22 inches long! ... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 21-27th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 21-27th)
February 28, 2015
Well this week started off with baby Mikey making his appearance! I was very lucky to have Hubby home for five days before he went back to work. The first few days we spent at various dr. appointments and doing some home re-decorating. Lots of visitors too! Samantha re... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 14th – 20th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 14th – 20th)
February 20, 2015
We had another really fun week. I hit 39 weeks pregnant, I seriously can't believe how fast this month is flying by waiting for baby boy to get here! I started having edema and would take lots of baths with Epsom salts and it really is helping the swelling. My mother i... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 7th – 13th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 7th – 13th)
February 14, 2015
We had a fun week celebrating Valentine's Day. Sam had a school dance and I was able to go help Sarah in her classroom for a Valentine's Day Party. Also hit 38 weeks!!! ... Read More

Our Week in Pics (Jan. 31st – Feb. 6th)

Our Week in Pics (Jan. 31st  – Feb. 6th)
February 13, 2015
We had a really fun week, midwife appointment and visiting with my niece and sister. The girls had their activities and cookie booths! Lots of fun! ... Read More

Last days (weeks) of pregnancy – in between and anticipation

Last days (weeks) of pregnancy – in between and anticipation
February 9, 2015
Here we are expecting moms who are in their last days or weeks of pregnancy. Basically life is standing still, so much anticipation of birth and adding a new life to a family. Your old like is that of the past and the excitement of a new life can be overwhelming too. ... Read More

Everything Baby

Get Ready for Baby: Belly Butter and Nursing Balm

Get Ready for Baby: Belly Butter and Nursing Balm
February 18, 2015
*A product was provided. We are down to the final days (maybe weeks?) before we meet this little one! I am busy getting the last bit of things I'll need for postpartum and that includes all those must have nursing items! The Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm and milkies ... Read More

The Ollie Swaddle

The Ollie Swaddle
February 17, 2015
*A product was provided. Do you know the trick to helping newborns sleep more soundly? The Ollie World’s Parenting and Baby Expert Hindi Zeidman shares techniques to swaddle babies and induce calm restful sleep. The technique of swaddling is a timeless practice that ... Read More

Tommee Tippee new non-spill cup line! (with new valves)

Tommee Tippee new non-spill cup line! (with new valves)
February 16, 2015
*A product was provided. We love our Tommee Tippee cups and when we heard they were coming out with a new line we couldn't wait to get our hands on them! The new line features non-spill sippy cups ranging from first sippers (4+ months) to toddler insulated straw cups (... Read More

Getting Ready for Baby: Zutano Layette

Getting Ready for Baby: Zutano Layette
February 16, 2015
*A product was provided. We are down to the last few days until we finally meet this little guy and we are all so very excited! I have been busy getting his nursery set up and have had a lot of fun getting his clothes.  I really have had fun picking out boy clothes, it'... Read More

The Skinfix Baby Collection

The Skinfix Baby Collection
February 9, 2015
*A product was provided. Skinfix, the experts in healing irritated skin, are launching their baby collection in Target and Buy Buy Baby. The Skinfix baby collection, includes Gentle Hair & Body Wash, Gentle Lotion, and Gentle Eczema Balm includes truly effective ... Read More

Product Reviews

Use your Nintendo eShop Gift Cards on the Wii & XL 3DS

Use your Nintendo eShop Gift Cards on the Wii & XL 3DS
March 5, 2015
Have you heard of Nintendo eShop Gift Cards? If you haven't yet then you need to check them ... Read More

FeverAll® Fever Ready Giveaway #FeverAllFeverReady

FeverAll® Fever Ready Giveaway #FeverAllFeverReady
March 2, 2015
*This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminoph... Read More

Getting Ready for Baby: Zutano Layette

Getting Ready for Baby: Zutano Layette
February 16, 2015
*A product was provided. We are down to the last few days until we finally meet this little guy... Read More

NEW Dry Spray Antiperspirants #TRYDRY

NEW Dry Spray Antiperspirants #TRYDRY
February 13, 2015
*This is a sponsored post with Global Influence. All opinions are my own. When I first saw the ... Read More

Giveaways

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Target *Giveaway ends Feb. 15th*

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Target *Giveaway ends Feb. 15th*
February 6, 2015
*This post is brought to you by Target. I have to admit it's been a good six months or longer s... Read More

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit! *Giveaway ends Jan. 29th*

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit! *Giveaway ends Jan. 29th*
January 15, 2015
*A product was provided for giveaway. With only a few more weeks until we meet baby boy I hav... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Expecting Parents: Kolcraft Sealy Crib Mattress *Giveaway ends Dec. 28th*

Holiday Gifts for Expecting Parents: Kolcraft Sealy Crib Mattress *Giveaway ends Dec. 28th*
December 14, 2014
*A product was provided as part of the Kolcraft Mom Program So here I sit seven months pregnant a... Read More

Perfect Stocking Stuffers: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars *Giveaway ends Dec. 21st* #NaturesBakeryPtc

Perfect Stocking Stuffers: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars *Giveaway ends Dec. 21st*  #NaturesBakeryPtc
December 12, 2014
*This post was created in partnership with Nature's Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ... Read More

Healthy Living

Skinny Cow unveils new candy, ice cream, and first-ever beverage line

Skinny Cow unveils new candy, ice cream, and first-ever beverage line
February 2, 2015
*A product was provided. 2015 is a huge year for Skinny Cow as the brand continues to focus on creating delicious, “impossibly good” treats that deliver on taste without the extra calories. ... Read More

Great Products to Check Out For National Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Great Products to Check Out For National Family Fit Lifestyle Month
January 29, 2015
*A product was provided. As Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the perfect time to reboot healthy eating habits for your family, there are a few products I think you should check out! The COOKINA (is ... Read More

Fitness in 2015: Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds at BestBuy @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY

Fitness in 2015:  Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds at BestBuy @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY
January 4, 2015
*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free I have been so anxious to get back to working out and t... Read More

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School
September 3, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Check out Yummy Paleo Desserts by Amanda Acuña at Foodie.com Earlier this year I started switching a lot of my diet to Paleo, Some meals my kids are e... Read More

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!
July 23, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my own. The past five weeks have been long an hard for me. As you can see I have been extremely qu... Read More

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax
June 24, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my own. When I was first introduced to FertaMax  I thought it was beyond interesting. A multivit... Read More

Food & Recipes

Game Day Treats: SNICKERS® Dipped Apples & Pretzel Rods #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias

Game Day Treats: SNICKERS® Dipped Apples & Pretzel Rods  #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias
January 26, 2015
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias My family and I are so excited for the BIG GAME next week... Read More

My Favorite Holiday Cookies, Candy & Bars

My Favorite Holiday Cookies, Candy & Bars
December 14, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Holiday Baking is one of my absolute favorite thing to do! Growing up with my aunt she taught me at a very early age how to read a baking recipe and ho... Read More

Holiday Treats for Kids: Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops

Holiday Treats for Kids: Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops
December 4, 2014
Looking for a tasty treat to make this Holiday Season for your kids and their friends? My girls and I had fun making these adorable Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops for their Girl Scout and Nutcrac... Read More

Chocolate TruMoo Banana Smoothie *Giveaway closed*

Chocolate TruMoo Banana Smoothie *Giveaway closed*
November 11, 2014
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that all of the kids have officially gone back to school (Can you he... Read More