Kidzies Personalized Kids Items Review and #Giveaway


About Kidzies (source:

My now 5 year-old, Jett, is my inspiration for Kidzies®. One day on an outside adventure in early 2010, I found myself putting an insulator around my beverage, but nothing on his. "What sense does that make?" I wondered, and put one on his cup. It became a daily ritual. The one morning I forgot it, a tiny voice cried out, "Mama, I need my kidzies."

I began ironing designs onto foam "huggerz" (which was not pretty), but the ones which promoted factories and bars were soon replaced by trains and cars. After mixing a little bit of luck and a lot of prayer, Kidzies® was born and I am ecstatic to share a high-quality, professional, long-lasting product with you and your family.

His hands are warm, his drink is cool, there are fewer rings on my furniture, fewer spills & sweating cups on his good clothes, and I'm less concerned about his apple juice not going into the fridge between sips. Jett loves the Kidzies® designs (he rigorously approves each final drawing) and I love everything else about it - the well-being and the cleanliness. Kidzies® are a must have for the stylish kid & savvy mom.

California Delicious $50 Giftcard #Giveaway

Looking for that perfect gift to send to someone for a special occasion?  Everyone loves receiving delicious treats at their doorstep, especially on their birthday, when they get married, or just after a precious baby is born!  California Delicious is know for it's gourmet food and wine selections that will make every recipient jump for joy when they open the door! Check out the below review by We're Parents?! and enter to win a $50 giftcard!

About the company: California is known for being a gourmet food and wine destination and California Delicious works to bring it all to your front door.  Their dedicated staff has been working together for over 20 years (since 1987) in the San Francisco Bay Area to bring the the best quality and service possible.  The always update their offerings to bring the latest wine and food trends and recently expanded their organic assortments.  There's something for everyone on your gift-giving list.  Down to still tying on every bow, California Delicious prides themselves on each gift.  Whether you need a personal or multiple or corporate gift options, they have your needs covered and will even advise you what the best option is for you.  

Sneaky Pete's All Natural Oat Beverage Review and #Giveaway

About Sneaky Pete's (source:

1. What makes Sneaky Pete’s so special?
Sneaky Pete’s is the first refreshing oat based beverage, which tastes great.  Now there is a refreshing way to easily get the fiber your body needs in a great tasting, fruit flavored, heart healthy, oat based beverage that is low in calories and all natural.  Sneaky Pete’s contains 3 grams of dietary oat fiber in each 12 ounce bottle.
2. Why are oats good for your health?
Scientific studies have concluded that oats contain a special kind of soluble fiber that has been found to be especially effective in lowering cholesterol.
3. What is the difference between grain and fiber?
Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, corn, or another cereal is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal and grits are all grain products. There are two main types of grain products: whole grains and refined grains.  Whole grains contain the entire grain – the bran, germ and endosperm. Examples include whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, brown rice and bulgur. Dietary fiber is sourced from whole grains, and as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.  The oat bran concentrate in Sneaky Pete’s provides 3g of dietary fiber and 2g of soluble fiber per bottle.

Madison Wood Gym Set #Giveaway Blogger Opp

One lucky winner will win


Madison Wood Gym Set

Value $329.98 + Insurance for 2 years $52.99

(if is not available, winner can pick any Gym set up to $390.00 with insurance include)

Enjoying Today....

As we all know, life is a whirlwind.  Whether you are in college, planning a wedding, trying to have a baby or raising that baby (and then some), life just doesn't stop moving.

Right now, our weekdays consist of (sometimes with my wonderful husband's help, sometimes not, depending on his work schedule): getting kids awake, potty time/diaper changed, dressed, slathered in sunblock, hair brushed, bags packed with cheerios and loveys, and then out the door all in less than a hour so they don't miss breakfast as school.
Mom! My sister gets a ponytail, not me!

Then, I give kisses, hugs, more kisses, more hugs, hold back tears as they cry and peel myself away from the school so I can jump into the car, sit in rush hour traffic and hope, only hope, when I get to work that there isn't a crisis to deal with immediately.  Of course, during this time, I am steadily drinking my decaf iced coffee and swallowing my breakfast faster than what should be humanly possible.  By the time the workday is ending, I am rushing out the door, to sit in rush hour traffic and pray that there are no accidents on the highway and get to the school in time to pick up both kids before it closes (cue: unnamed daycare person giving me dirty looks at 5:55pm).

Safety 1st Elite 80 Air Car Seat #Giveaway

Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood Co-Hosted by: My Four Littles and Easy Green Mama Sponsored by: Safety 1st

Before I had my first child, I had no idea the car seat dilemma that I would face when that child was born. Now that we are expecting our 3rd child, I know exactly what I need in a seat: Safety, Functionality, Durability, Affordability, and most importantly something that will last beyond a a year or two. Safety 1st has come out with a seat that meets all these needs and so much more! 

Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light: Children's Book #Giveaway

Wayman Publishing has just signed author Jaimie M. Engle and will be publishing her debut novel, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, September 1st, 2013. It is a historical middle grade fantasy novel that takes place during the time of King Richard III.
“It's quite fortuitous timing,” says Elisa Hirsch, an editor at Wayman Publishing, “since the skull of King Richard III was discovered and verified in February of this year. Engle's writing is rich. Children will learn about history while discovering an exciting tale that not only includes ancient kings and princes, but has dragons, dwarfs and talking mermaids as well.”

"What's It Like? Wednesday" Minivan?!!

As you may be aware we are expecting our 3rd child in November.  With this comes the daunting task of getting 3 car seats (for 3 kids under 4) into our mid-size SUV.  
Savy Daddy and I have discussed at length the options for new cars out there and it comes down to two choices:
  • SUV with a 3rd Row 
  • Minivan 

Hyland's 4 Kids Back to School #Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.
Recently, I wrote a post sharing with you a few of our favorite Hyland's products from our home medicine cabinet.  You can view it here if you missed it!

Now, I am excited to share with you that Hyland's and revamped and expanded their Kids line of products  and I was kindly sent them for our family to try.

Boudreaux's Butt Paste: Best Friend for Your Baby's Bottom! $100 Visa Giftcard #Giveaway

While attending BlogHer’13, I was provided the opportunity to meet with George Boudreaux, the founder of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.  I am sure many of you are familiar with Butt Paste, as it is now one of the most widely used diaper creams in the marketplace.   Personally, my experience with Boudreaux’s has been wonderful!  Little A was constantly plagued from diaper rashes since birth and we have tried nearly every product on the mass market shelves.  There are few and far between that I can find in stores that work on her and one of those happens to be Boudreaux’s!  So I couldn’t wait to meet the founder and learn more about how this product began and grew to be loved by so many.

How it All Began

Dr. B's Premium Microbrewed Tea Review and #Giveaway

Do you love tea, but always on the search for something that is good for you?  If so, you need to check out Dr B's Premium Microbrewed Teas!

About (source:

100% All Natural

Dr. B’s tea is healthy tea created by a health professional and microbrewed with your health in mind. We blend rooibos tea leaves with Xylitol fiber, a tooth friendly sweetener, and monk fruit, a deliciously sweet super fruit. Infused with the most unique flavors we could find, we deliver on the promise of a healthy tea that is good for you and tastes good, too. The combination of ingredients and brewing process make Dr. B’s Teas great for the entire family.
Rooibos Tea

Kiddy City'n Move Stroller #Giveaway Blogger Opp

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Prize: Kiddy City'n Move Stroller $199.99 Retail  
Requirements: Must have 1000 Facebook Fans  
Dates: 9/1 - 9/21 You must promote 4x per week on Facebook & Twitter Limited to 50 bloggers Giveaway open to US Only One free Twitter link WITH announcement, or pay $5 waiver (ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
Co-Host $10, Extra Links $2 each, Daily Vote $4, Email $4

Most Referrals will get a FREE Daily Comment Entry.

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Safety 1st Elite 80 Car Seat #Giveaway Blogger Opp

Prize: Safety 1st Elite 80 3-in-1 Car Seat $229.99 Retail  
Requirements: Must have 1000 Facebook Fans 
Dates: 8/24-9/14 (3 weeks) You must promote 4x per week on Facebook & Twitter Limited to 50 bloggers Giveaway open to US Only One free Twitter link WITH announcement, or pay $5 waiver (GET ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
Co-Host $10, Extra Links $2 each, Daily Vote $4, Email $4
Most Referrals will get a FREE Daily Comment Entry.

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Minnie's Favorites CD #Giveaway!


Soundtrack Available June 18

Coffee Bean Direct Review and #Giveaway

Looking for a huge variety of freshly roasted coffee that can be delivered right to your doorstep?  If so, I think you want to check out Coffee Bean Direct!

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Tiny Love Magical Night 3-in-1 Mobile Projector #Giveaway

Babies just love soothing music and lights from birth. Both of our children enjoyed their crib mobiles for many months and still gravitate towards any they see today. In fact,  we even love or mobiles so much that we can't wait until baby 3 arrives to hook it up and watch her reaction. This is why I'm really excited to bring you the below review and giveaway from We're Parents?!

Doc McStuffins Music CD: Review and #Giveaway

Do you have a Doc McStuffins fan in your home?  I know we have two of them and anticipate that baby #3 will be one also!  Even as a parent, I find myself pulled into the show and wanting to watch the Doc work her magic on toys!

Now you can have the music of your kids' favorite T.V. show on the go, with the newly released Doc McStuffins CD!

PouchPop: Food Pouch Topper Review and #Giveaway


PouchPop is the Convenient, Soothing, Universal Fit (source:

 Soft, flexible & manufactured of high quality material that is best for your baby, PouchPop overcomes the limitations of the integral pouch straw that can be irritating for your baby’s delicate mouth.  Preventing oral trauma from the pouch & hard plastic, PouchPop provides a soothing & intuitive barrier that encourages safe self-feeding leading to a happier baby!  

Giveaway Winners!

Earth's Best Snack Bars: Lisa D.

Gender Reveal $10 GC: Brittany E.

Congratulations to the winners!  Make sure you check out all the open giveaways HERE!

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PackIt: Convenient, Stylish and Functional Personal Cooler #Giveaway

Do you find it tiresome to find the perfect ice pack for your lunch bag or personal cooler?  What about for your kids lunches?  How many lunch bags or small coolers have you purchased, used a few times and then shoved to the bottom of the cabinet or closet because they just weren't convenient?

I am happy to introduce you to.....

Baby Essentials #Giveaway: Featuring MAM, Tortle and 2 Red Hens

Welcome to the Baby Essentials Giveaway
This giveaway features really wonderful and useful baby products!  The MAM line is one of my favorites and the Tortle Beanies couldn't get any more functional or cute!  Plus, you can carry all these awesome prizes around in a fun new diaper bag from 2 Red Hens!