VTech Baby Monitor Review

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VTech Communications for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, Winter.  I love the beautiful snow and the holidays but one thing I do NOT love is illness.  We have all been cycling through cold after cold and I'm so tired of it.  But the thing that I hate the most is when my littles get sick.  It's so hard to listen to them coughing and crying at night because they feel so crummy. I … [Read more...]

Johnson’s Baby Skincare Basket Giveaway!

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This post was sponsored by Johnson's Intense Moisture Cream & TheMotherhood.  All opinions are my own. Well it's winter...basically.  It snowed yesterday, so I guess that means that the glorious days of Fall are behind us.  Bring on the holidays, snow, hot chocolate, and comfy boots!  Unfortunately, it also means dry, chapped skin.  My kids are always the worst victims.  Every time we would come to visit Utah (back in the days before we … [Read more...]

Huggies Diaper Donations

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This post is sponsored by Huggies and MomitForward.  All opinions are 100% mine. Babies need diapers.  Kids need diapers.  Diapers are, and have been, a daily part of my life for the last five years.  And I think it's something I've taken for granted...the ability to afford diapers and to always be able to diaper my kids.  Did you know that 6 million American kids live in poverty?  Did you know that babies are required to have disposable … [Read more...]

Ellie, Huggies Slip ons, and a Target Gift Card Giveaway

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #HuggiesSlipOn #pmediahttp://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO My Ellie is almost 20 months.  I have been telling her age to people a lot lately and every time I find myself thinking, "Is that right?  20 Months?  Seriously?"  I can't believe she is four months shy of turning two.  Two is like the age where you can't call them a … [Read more...]

Pen and Paint Giveaway!


If you saw my Vintage Circus Nursery Reveal, you might have noticed some art up on the wall. I love hand drawn artwork, and I'm especially a sucker for artwork for my kids' rooms.  This year I found the Etsy shop Pen and Paint and I'm simply blown away by this girl's talent. She draws the most beautiful quote art and drawings and I had to have them for my nursery.  I picked the first two pictures for my own nursery. The colors are … [Read more...]

Vintage Circus Nursery Reveal!

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Oh my gosh you guys.  After like a year+ of preparing this nursery it is FINALLY done!!!!  And I'm so super excited to show it to you because this room pushed my design limits and really made me go out of my comfort zone.  But I honestly LOVE how it turned out--it is so perfect. The theme is Vintage Circus Nursery.  It is the perfect theme and I will explain more about that. I made all the bedding for her crib. There is a pinwheel quilt, a … [Read more...]

Make a Faux Sheepskin Rug

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Time for the next episode of Ellie's Nursery!  This faux sheepskin rug is SO easy to make yourself, no sewing required!  The only thing you'll need is the fabric and some good scissors. I really wanted to get a fluffy furry rug for Ellie's room, but all of the good ones were $300+.  Since I'm doing her room on the cheap, this was too much for one item.  In fact, I think the most expensive thing in her room is her crib which was still pretty … [Read more...]

Twitter Parties (and the one I’m hosting for Seventh Generation)

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I just want to tell you really quick about Twitter Parties. What is a Twitter Party?  A Twitter Party is an open chat about a specific topic or brand (or both.)  You can join in the party by including the party's hashtag.  To see only the party tweets, click on the hashtag or go to Tweetchat.com and specify the hashtag you want to follow.  This makes twitter parties manageable because otherwise you'd get lost in the shuffle! What is a … [Read more...]