Monday, November 30, 2015

Keep Kids Well this Winter with Vicks

Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and can last as late as May.  Nobody likes being sick, and it's especially rough for little ones.  It's important that you keep your children well and healthy.  If your kiddies do get sick, using quality products to combat the sickness is always a smart decision.  Vicks is always there to save the day and help your children feel better quicker.

Vicks is a brand of over-the-counter medications owned by Proctor & Gamble.  This famous brand has been around for decades and offers cough medicines and drops, Vicks Vaporub, and a number of inhaled breathing treatments.  My daughter Scarlett always has a jar of baby Vaporub in her bathroom cabinet at all times.  I only trust the cough medicine to combat my cold and kick it to the curb.  It should be mandatory that all bathrooms across America have Vicks products in them.  When you're sick, all you can think about is feeling better.  Thanks to Vicks, you'll be feeling great in no time.

Recently, a new line of Vicks products has been introduced and parents around the world are rejoicing.  What can be better about new Vicks products to help your little one feel their best?

The Vicks SmartTemp thermometer is the first wireless, Bluetooth enabled digital stick thermometer. It's designed to meet the demands of today's connected parents, the SmartTemp makes tracking multiple temperatures easier than ever with a free companion app.  Readings are automatically populated from the thermometer via a Bluetooth connection, while symptoms, medications, and other notes can be added to help monitor the illness.  All of the data can then be saved and exported via email for easier communication with your child's doctor. 

If your child is sick, nothing is better for them than a humidifier.  The Vicks Sweet Dreams Humidifier takes all of the congestion relief and comforting power of a cool mist humidifier and combines it with magical images for dream filled sleep.  While the gentle cool mist eases cold & flu symptoms, the projector turns bedroom ceilings into a safari, sea, or star-filled sky.  The projector is independently controlled and can run without the mist whenever children want to spark their imaginations.  The unit accepts two Vicks Scent Pads for long-lasting and soothing menthol vapors.  

Your little ones will enjoy the fun aspect of the humidifier as they simultaneously are able to feel better.  Parents will have one less worry thanks to the SmartTemp thermometer and you can't put a price tag on that. 

*DISCLOSURE* I received product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Scarlett's First Birthday Party!

Scarlett's birthday party was yesterday.  She had such a fun time and didn't stop eating the whole party! Scarlett was grunting and slapping the table during the party and demanding to be fed pasta and bread!

Yesterday was the first time Scarlett had chocolate, let alone cake.  She ate 75% of the cake and would have eaten it all had we not taken it away from her.  To say she loved it was an understatement.

My husband and I felt so grateful to have everyone we love spend our girl's special day with us! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Get Ready for Black Friday with AT&T's Awesome Deals

Black Friday is just days away.  Those deals and specials are so close you can practically reach out and grab them! I absolutely love this time of year.  Between the delicious seasonal meals, holiday cheer, and wonderful sales, how can you go wrong?

AT&T is the one-stop destination for holiday gifts for every loved one on your list this year. If you're on the hunt for fantastic and affordable stocking stuffers, AT&T has some wonderful suggestions for you.

Black Friday Door Busters:

Starting on Black Friday and lasting through Cyber Monday, you'll have the opportunity to save 40% off the following products:

-LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Headsets

- Select Belkin charging products

-Any Otterbox Defender Series Smartphone Case

I know I'll surely be looking into that Otterbox case as my current iPhone case is broken. Your hubby will love a new LG Tone headsets in his stocking Christmas morning, and Dad will love a new smartphone case.  You can never go wrong with buying men electronic items or accessories.

Check out these other AT&T current specials and promotions:

-From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can get a Samsung Gear S for just .99 with a 2-year agreement.

-Get the 18.4 inch Samsung Galaxy View Tablet with 4GLTE and 64GB storage for just $99 when you sign up for DirecTV.  

- Get 2,500 Plenti points when you activate a new Samsung Galaxy device at any AT&T store.

As you can see, there are a lot of gift options to choose from.  Why not surprise someone with something shiny and sleek this Christmas? They will absolutely love it!

Stay tuned for more great deals that will last through December.  For more information, check out AT&T's gift guide here

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring this post.  All thoughts are my own.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Guardian Technologies Giveaway

The cooler months of the year are prime candidates for cold and flu season.  It seems like everywhere we turn someone is coughing or sneezing, or has a runny nose.  It's never fun being sick, but it's even less enjoyable when your child is sick.  Did you know that humidifiers can combat the spread of viruses by keeping nasal passages moist? If you have a little one, do yourself and them a favor by keeping a humidifier in their room at all times.

The Pure Guardian Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier from Guardian Technologies was designed specifically for nurseries and to give mom and dad some peace of mind.  Babies have sensitive immune systems and cannot rely on the medication that adults take to keep cold and flu symptoms at bay.  The mist that is emitted from the humidifier increases the moisture (humidity) in the room, which reduces the amount of time a virus can linger in the air.  

Cold and flu viruses, get out of my way!

A humid room also helps to relieve chapped lips and dry skin during the winter months.  Pure Guardian gives parents one less thing to worry about as it was designed with safety in mind.  The unit uses cool mist rather than warm mist, which relives many fears about burns due to the hot steam.  

Since the unit is compact, it's ideal for putting on top of a bookshelf or dresser.  You'll be alerted once the water level is low thanks to a special indicator.  Since the humidifier has a night light feature, it will help all babies and children sleep soundly.  

Don't let a cold get your or your child down this winter, fight it off with Guardian Technologies.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Give Back with World Vision Gifts this Year #HolidayGiftGuide

I prefer to do my holiday shopping online this year.  Nothing is easy when it comes to taking an 11 month old baby to a store! When you buy gifts online, you don't have to deal with the crowds or lines at all.  Plus you don't have to have people look at you when your child cries. Sitting in my warm house in my pajamas with my credit card in hand sounds like a much better idea! Don't forget a steaming mug of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows either. When you shop online this holiday season, why not look into new gift ideas that give back with just a click of the mouse?

World Vision began in 1996 and has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative.  This wonderful cause offers more than 250 items online and in a print catalog which range in prices.  When you purchase a handmade item, you'll help improve the quality of life for women, children, and families in the US and around the world.  Give help where it is needed most and receive handcrafted beautiful goods from artisans in Kenya, Bali, India, and other countries.  Delight your friends and family with Christmas presents such as jewelry and household decor to soapstone boxes and scarves.  You'll feel good knowing that you're making a difference in a family's life and giving a loved one something they'll enjoy.

Everyone needs a quality pair of serving spoons in their kitchen, it's essential.  Instead of having a pair that you can buy anywhere, why not have something really different and unique? I always say the best gifs are handmade and that certainly rings true in this case.

These gorgeous spoons would look perfect in a large salad on your table for Christmas dinner.

With a donation of $75 or more, you or a loved one will be sent these wonderful serving spoons. Your kitchen would absolutely love them.  You'll enjoy using the spoons for years to come, and the donation is made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya, Africa.  Not only are these olive wood spoons hand carved by women in Kenya, they come in a beautiful bag that symbolizes their culture. 

What's not to love about these fantastic spoons? You'll love their twisted handles that allow you to hold them with ease.  The wood is soft and smooth and the carving is top notch. Every time you use them, it'll make you happy knowing that you helped children in need. 

This year, make it a goal to give back as much as you can.  It's always better to give than receive.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to World Vision Gifts for providing me with a sample in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are my own.  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Keep These Baby Must-Haves on Your List! + Giveaway

If you're pregnant and due to have a baby in the next few months, I'm sure you've been getting everything ready for baby.  Once the nursery is done and you have all of the finishing touches completed, it's time to think about the baby gear.  You'll want a stroller that is lightweight and compact, yet stylish and easy to fold when on the go.  As for your baby's carseat, you'll want something that is safe, reliable, and comfortable for your little one.

I remember when I was pregnant and looking at all of the options for baby gear and accessories.  It seemed so overwhelming and hard to choose the right item for myself and baby.  Did I want the top of the line stroller that cost basically a small fortune, or did I desire something more simple? I know you're asking yourself, how do you choose? In the end you hope what you select will be a good fit for your needs.

I wish someone had pointed me to Baby Jogger's Citi Mini GT and Graco's Nautilus 80 Elite 3-in-1 car seat when I was pregnant.  These options are fantastic for new mommies! Keep both brands in mind for baby shower presents or new parent gifts.

When on the go, the Citi Mini GT takes the City Mini stroller to the next level and features all-terrain wheels, hand-operated parking brake, and an adjustable handlebar.  Baby will love being pushed around town in style in this sleek and modern ride! Even though it has a large front wheel, it's not intended for jogging.  The Citi Mini GT has front wheel suspension to give full control on where and how you go.  Thanks to the one-handed fold, on-the-go use will always be a breeze.
Your little one will love to go on stroller rides in this beauty!

When in the car, it's important to make your little one's safety top priority.  Thanks to Graco's Nautilus car seat, you'll never have to worry about safety again.  With a 3-in-1 harness booster and a Simply Safe Adjust Harness System, the car seat grows with your child from 22 to 120 pounds.  Your child will be comfortable due to the 3-position recline and will enjoy their time spent in the car.  The product is available in 3 different colors and would look fantastic in any car. 

Your child will love to keep their sippy cup in the handy cupholder.

There are so many things to worry about when you're a new parent, especially in the early days.  You'll now be able to cross two worries off your list, thanks to Baby Jogger and Graco.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crabtree and Evelyn Review

If I had ample space and unlimited funds, I would spend hundreds of dollars a month on bath and body products.  Nothing would make me happier than to see my bathroom cabinets filled with lotions, scrubs, and bath fizzies.  I'm one of those people who immensely enjoys receiving skincare and bath gifts.  One of the best ways to relax is with a bubble bath, especially when it's cold outside.  When's the last time you treated yourself to some new bath products?

Crabtree and Evelyn has been a pioneer in botanical formulations for over 40 years.  The brand blends the very best of nature and science, along with tradition and innovation to create fabulous bath, body, and home fragrances.  With such enticing products as fragrances and body mists, lotions, bath and shower products, hand and nail care items, you can't go wrong.  Delight a friend or family member this Christmas with a Pear and Pink Magnolia body soufflĂ©, or a Rosewater Deluxe Giftset.  They'll absolutely love it.  All bathrooms around the world should contain bubble bath or hand cream from Crabtree and Evelyn. Keep the brand in mind for gifts this holiday season, or a present for virtually any occasion.  
I've shopped at Crabtree and Evelyn for years now.  Their products are always beautifully packaged and smell out of this world.  I can guarantee that you've had something from their line in your bathroom at one time or another.  Everyone has, I'm sure!

The Crabtree and Evelyn gods smiled down on me and presented me with the Pear and Pink Magnolia Memory Makers Ultimate Gift Set.  This gorgeous set offers the scent of juicy red pear and fragrant pink magnolia.  Delight your senses with body wash, lotion, and eau de toilette.  A bonus of this gift set is the porcelain bird ornament that will look great on your Christmas tree.

The holiday themed box for this gift set is adorable.  Each picture on the box is different but represents the holiday season so well.  Inside, you'll find three products that are guaranteed to make any woman smile when she opens the box.  

If you haven't smelled pear and pink magnolia before, you're in for a real treat.  These two elements combine together to form a scent that lightens your mood and makes you happy. Nobody can be unhappy or upset when around pear and pink magnolia.

The lotion rubs in well and doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind.  My hands have been dry lately and this product is really doing the trick.  Once I apply a small amount, I'm left with moisturized hands that smell wonderful.  The best part is the scent is strong and doesn't fade quickly.

When I was in the shower earlier, I used the body wash for the first time.  Not only did the liquid pink gold lather into a rich and delicious foam, it smelled wonderful too.  A little goes a long way with this product, keep that in mind.  As I washed myself from head to toe, I watched the body wash rinse down the drain and knew that I would be smelling like a million bucks.

The eau de toilette should be sprayed on in the morning before you leave for work.  You'll be immersed in a heavenly cloud of pear and pink magnolia that will leave everyone jealous.  A few spritz's on your neck or wrists before you walk out the door will instantly brighten your day.  

I'm looking forward to using these products on a regular basis.  There's nothing like being acquainted with pear and pink magnolia everyday!

Go ahead and spoil yourself or someone else this holiday season with a fantastic gift set from Crabtree and Evelyn.  It'll be one present they remember for years to come.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Crabtree and Evelyn for providing complimentary product in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AT&T is Focusing on Safety this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a busy time for all, that's for sure.  Either we're going to holiday parties every other weekend, shopping for Christmas gifts, and of course running last-minute holiday errands.  Between doing all of those tasks and visiting friends and family, that means that we spend a lot of time in the car.

Everyone tries to make the most out of whatever free time they have in a day, even if it feels impossible to have everything accomplished.  It is important to cross items off of your to-do list, but it's never okay to do so when driving.

This holiday season, AT&T is cautioning drivers not to use their phones while driving.  Wait till you're home or safely parked before answering that text, or writing your mother a Facebook message.  I've been with people who think it's acceptable to text and drive, or even surf the internet while driving.  I can tell you firsthand it's not acceptable.  Nothing on your phone is worth risking your life or someone else's.

Distracted driving has been an issue for some time now, even though drivers know the risks and the laws of this activity.  To combat this issue, AT&T has launched the It Can Wait campaign.

Phones must be put down when driving.  Don't even think about picking up that phone when your hands are on the wheel.  Anything you want to say or do can wait.

Look at these horrifying statistics:
7 out of 10 drivers report use their phones while driving
4 out of 10 drivers admit to checking their social media pages
3 out of 10 drivers surf the web
Some drivers have even said they have done video chatting and taken pictures while driving.

AT&T's goal through the It Can Wait campaign is to stop all cell phone usage while driving for good. Every life is important and shouldn't be ended due to someone's negligence.

Be smart this holiday season and enjoy it with your friends and family.  Chow down on delicious food and drink, have scrumptious desserts, and make many memories.  Remember, it can wait.

*DISCLOSURE* This is a post sponsored by AT&T.  All thoughts are strictly my own.  

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Treats That Belong on Your Holiday Table

If you're having a Christmas party in the next few weeks, I'm sure desserts are on your mind. Everyone loves a sweet treat or two during the holidays.  Wondering what to serve? Look no further.

These Christmas tree brownies are not only adorable but tasty too

Your kids will love helping to make these delicious reindeer cupcakes

Individual fruit pies are sure to be a big hit

There's so many tasty treats out there, I'm sure you'll find something delicious and crowd-pleasing for your Christmas parties!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas Forest Wreath Giveaway

There are many things you can do to the outside of your home to give it personality.  You can plant flowers and add lawn decorations for starters.  One thing that doesn't get as much love is the front door.  Usually a front door is a basic color that sometimes has the house number displayed.  How come we always forget to give the door the love that it deserves?  It's time to put a beautiful wreath on the door and make it a focal point of the house this holiday season.

Christmas Forest makes it their mission to bring the very essence of Christmas onto every wreath that they create.  The wreaths are fresh, handmade, and come in many different beautiful styles.  With Christmas Forest, you'll have the most beautiful wreath on the block each and every year.  Choose from such wreaths that feature holly, pinecones, bows, ornaments, and more.  These high quality, large wreaths will bring you happiness and joy for years to come.  Delight a friend or family member with a gorgeous wreath this year.

If you're in the market for a wreath that's a little different from the ordinary red and green Christmas wreaths, I have the perfect one for you.  This one is untraditional yet still exemplifies the holiday season.

Hello, beauty!  

This 20" Jazz-A-Tazz Wreath is just what your front door needs for a boost of personality! Isn't this such a gorgeous piece? This round beauty features striking blue and silver touches that are elegant and whimsical.  The best part is that since these wreaths are fresh, it'll smell like you're holding Christmas in your hands. The pinecones and decorative touches are securely on and will delight you and your neighbors the whole season long.  Just check out that gorgeous silver bow which is like the icing on a perfect wreath!

Store this wreath in your garage and bring it out every Christmas, it'll instantly make you smile.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fantastic Gifts Your Husband Will Love

With only five weeks to go until the big day, it’s time to start getting organized for the holidays. With that in mind, I thought that I would put together a gift guide, full of all the things the man in your life will love.

While shopping for the kids is easy, one area that many of us struggle with is shopping for our husbands. Why are men so difficult to buy for? When it comes to gifts, men are extremely picking, which makes choosing them a present even more difficult. Hopefully, however, this gift guide will make it easier for you to find your husband the most fantastic present.


A new wallet

You might think that a wallet is a bit of a dad gift - aka, a little dull. However, if you take your time looking for a wallet that you know your husband will love, it could make the perfect present. Think about the wallets he normally buys and use these to help you find an incredible design. It doesn’t have to be plain; it could incorporate anything.

What’s his style? Does he prefer a particular color? Is he a tan wallet man or does he prefer a black affair? Does he like larger wallets or compact ones? These are all important factors to consider when it comes to buying him a new wallet.

To add an extra special touch to his gift, consider getting his initials stamped on the inside of the wallet. Or, maybe a quote that you know he loves. Adding a personal touch will make this gift even more of a success.

His favorite spirit or liqueur


If your husband likes to nurse a glass of his favorite alcoholic drink when he returns from work, why not treat him to a fancy bottle? Instead of buying him his usual whiskey or scotch, buy him a more expensive blend.

The idea of giving whiskey or scotch as a gift might seem strange, but if it’s a drink he loves, it’ll make the perfect gift. If he prefers liqueurs, treat him to a bottle of his favorite flavor. Or, buy him a liqueur that he hasn’t tried before, such as a specialty brew.

Along with the bottle you choose him, consider getting your husband a special glass. Have a look online for a glass that has been made to go with his favorite drink. As well as the regular designs, you should be able to find some more unique ones. You may even be able to personalize a glass especially for him; a touch that he’s sure to love.

Tickets to an event or attraction

If he’s crazy about football or has been wanting to visit a particular theme park for months, now is your chance to surprise him. Instead of a traditional gift, why not get him tickets to an event or attraction that you know he wants to go to?

These tickets could be for you and him, or for him and his buddies, depending on what type of event it is. Have a look at all the events going on in your local area, and see if there is anything that you think he would like.

If there are no events on that are suitable, look out for tickets to his favorite theme park. Instead of buying him normal entry, perhaps you could get a VIP ticket? Get him the tickets that he’s been dreaming about, and you can ensure that he’ll love his gift.

There are plenty of other things that you could get your husband for Christmas, these are just a couple of ideas to get you started. They’re all simple gifts that, with any luck, will put a big smile on your husband’s face.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Make Dell A Part of Your Holiday Shopping this Season #UpgradeWithIntel

*DISCLOSURE* This post is for my participation in the Intel Program.  All thoughts are my own.  

A computer is the gateway to all of our online communication.  That square machine lets us stay in touch with friends and family members, shop online, check email, and even do our daily jobs on it.  It's vitally important that you have the best running machine possible.

If you're looking to upgrade to a new computer this year, have you thought about a Dell? It might be less expensive than you think!

Walmart has a fantastic black Dell Inspiron 15.6" laptop and it actually won't break the bank! Your desk or home office certainly needs this new computer.

This sleek and gorgeous laptop has an LED backlit touch-screen with HD resolution and features a 720p webcam.  You'll love the 3-in-1 memory card reader and battery life that lasts up to 6 hours before needing to be charged.  

In the mean time, why not enter to win this fantastic laptop? Click this link to be directed to the contest.  You'll need to share your story- in 400 words or less- of how a Dell laptop would make your life more amazing.  One entry per person and per email and official rules can be found on the site.

Your entry might be the lucky winner, so what are you waiting for? Go enter today! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AT&T Is Gearing Up for Black Friday!

Thanksgiving is just weeks away, can you believe it? After you've finished a delicious turkey dinner, it might be a great opportunity to start on some holiday shopping.

If you haven't started on your holiday shopping yet, Black Friday is the perfect time to do so. This once a year event after Thanksgiving offers the best sales and deals on all of your favorite merchandise.  If you're looking to save some serious $ and get your friends and family fantastic Christmas presents, Black Friday is where it's at!

If you aren't sure where to start to get gifts to make the whole family happy, AT&T is the place to go to check off a gift for everyone on your gift list.  From stocking stuffers to big Santa gifts and everything in-between, you'll find presents everyone will love at AT&T.  Why not have Mom unwrap a new iPhone 6S this year while you surprise Dad with a shiny new tablet?

Everything under the tree is from AT&T, of course! 

Don't wait till the last minute and be frantically searching for rushed presents, there's no need for that.    Did you know that by shopping at AT&T you can rack up awards points through Plenti- which you can use to save money during the holiday season and beyond?  

I'll be sharing my favorite devices, gadgets, and accessories of the holiday season in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned! 

*DISCLOSURE* This is a sponsored post courtesy of AT&T.  All thoughts are my own.  
Monday, November 9, 2015

A Tasty Treat for Thanksgiving Morning

If you're looking for something delicious to have for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, I have the perfect recipe for you.  It combines salty and sweet and is utterly fantastic.

These Cinnamon Roll Turkeys from Pillsbury will delight your entire family and they'll be asking for seconds!

Hello tasty cutie


1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls with icing
10 slices of bacon
5 candy corns
5 red mini candy coated chocolate candies
10 candy eyeballs
15 mini pretzel sticks, cut in half

-Heat oven to 350F.  Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper 

-Set icing aside.  Separate dough into 5 rolls; place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Unroll each one about an inch, and tuck dough into roll to create neck of turkey.

-Bake 20 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack and cool 5 minutes.  

-Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel-lined plate.  Cut bacon slices in half.  Tuck 4 halves of bacon into the back of each cinnamon roll so they stick up and look like tail feathers.  

-Drizzle top of rolls with icing.  Decorate turkeys with candy eyeballs, candy corn, and candy-coated chocolates.  Before serving, place halved pretzel sticks underneath each turkey to resemble feet.

Enjoy! Let this become a family tradition to have for breakfast each Thanksgiving morning.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

I See Me Review

I'm no stranger to loving personalized items for Scarlett.  There's just something so exciting and unique about having an item made to order that you can't buy in a store.  Scarlett has personalized bibs, onesies, and even toys in her room! She is a lucky girl and I believe she loves the items just as much as her mom does.  If your child doesn't have anything personalized for them, it's time you order something special for them today!

I See Me offers an award-winning selection of personalized books for children.  The titles range from religion and special events to birthdays and being a new big brother or sister. Your child will be delighted to have a book dedicated to them, and they will want to read it over and over.  You have the option to have a personalized book cover as well as a dedication inside  The bright colors and story will have them wanting to read the book time and time again.  If you know a child with an upcoming birthday, a birthday book from I See Me would make the perfect gift. Keep them in mind for your holiday shopping as well.

Scarlett recently started going to a music class locally and really enjoys it.  Since the class is only once a week, I wanted to keep her love of music going in our home.  What better way for her to enjoy classic nursery rhymes than with her name in them?

How cool is this personalized sing-along book and cd set? Every child loves to have personalized items, but to actually be included in the music is so exciting! I even got a kick out of it and I haven't been a child for many years. Such classic songs are included on the CD as the wheels on the bus, this old man, the itsy bitsy spider and many more.  The songs have your child's name clearly sung throughout each song many times.  Your little one will definitely be the star of the show now!

The hardcover book is complete with the same songs that are on the CD, but in written format.  Your little one will be drawn right in from the bright colors and bold images. Scarlett really enjoys looking  at the colorful images and pointing to various things on each page.  Even though she doesn't understand that her name is in the song, she will one day.

We listen to the CD at playtime and before bed.  I sing the songs to her and she laughs and smiles.  It's clear that music is surely a positive thing for little developing brains! I'll have to make sure to bring it on our family road trip to Florida in January.

A wonderful bonus of this set is that it can grow with your little one from infant to toddler to child.  They'll enjoy the personalized aspect of the set for years to come.  If you're thinking of giving this as a gift this Christmas, why not include a custom dedication and a photo to make the book extra special?

Every child should have a personalized book from I See Me on their bookshelf.  Go ahead and create one for long-lasting memories today. 

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to I See Me for providing me with a complimentary book in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Origami Owl Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Along with buying clothes, purchasing jewelry is something I'm always interested in.  If I'm out and I see a cute pair of earrings or a fun bracelet, you can guarantee I'll most likely be buying it.  My style of jewelry is unique and sometimes eclectic.  I don't wear what the average everyday woman wears.  I enjoy big chunky earrings, unique custom pieces, and jingly bangle bracelets.  Custom pieces are my favorite because you can't just go to any local store and buy it, it's original and only you have it.

Origami Owl is a fun and unique jewelry company founded in 2010 by a then 14 year old girl! The Living lockets are said to be the latest trend in jewelry and can be featured in necklaces, bracelets, and even watches. You simply select the charms that tell your story or represent things that you love.  You then choose a locket and a chain of your size and choice.

These necklaces are definitely a conversation piece, not to mention very fun.  There are a variety of charms to choose from, ranging from music notes and animals, to sports and everything else in between. You can add charms to your locket as often as you want.  The locket opens easily allowing you to add or remove anything you wish. Make sure to choose charms that represent you well! A living locket would make a fantastic birthday present for your niece, granddaughter or any other special female in your life.  Keep them on your list for holiday shopping this year.

The best thing about Original Owl is that you'll have a custom piece that nobody else will have.  If you like jewelry to be original and made for you, this is surely the company for you.

Here are some examples of Living Lockets that would look fantastic not only around your neck, but in your jewelry box too.
As you can see, the lockets come in gold or silver and even feature rhinestones too.  Whether you put in your favorite gemstones or charms that describe your life, you'll enjoy the necklace just the same.  You'll get tons of compliments each time you wear the piece.  Don't forget to give Origami Owl all the credit!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Erasa Skincare Belongs In Bathrooms Across The World #HolidayGiftGuide +Giveaway

The holidays are a magical time of year that everyone looks forward to.  This joyous season comes with its costs.  Not only does the holiday season do a number on your wallet, but on your body too.  Besides the stress of holiday shopping, you're constantly prepping meals and having holiday parties too.  All of this can take a toll on your body.  Since we spend time with family and friends during the holiday season that we may not see frequently, it's normal to want to look and feel your best.  Thanks to Erasa Skincare you'll be fresh faced and fabulous for all of your parties this season.

Erasa Skincare is a luxurious concentrate that introduces the power of the patented neuropeptide XEP-30 for the first time.  You'll have one less thing to worry about when XEP-30 relaxes the surface of your skin to help erase the appearance of wrinkles-including deep frown and expression lines.  

Magic in a bottle 

Over time age spots, uneven skin color and even dark under-eye circles will be diminished. With each use, Erasa will help to correct and repair loss of elasticity and dullness.  Skin tone and texture will improve, leading to protected luminous rejuvenated younger looking skin.

If you're looking for that wonderful product that will make your skin smile, you can stop your search now.  You'll feel and look fabulous and you can give all the credit to Erasa Skincare.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dad Would Love An Armitron Watch This Christmas #HolidayGiftGuide

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Doesn't it feel like this year just flew by? As you make your holiday shopping list, I'm sure you're already thinking about what to get your Dad. How about skipping the requisite tie or sweater this year and give Pops a special gift that he'll remember always? A square watch box from Armitron wrapped under the Christmas tree would certainly make his day.

Armitron offers various styles of men and women's watches that will instantly become your favorite. Browse through not only digital watches but traditional watches as well.  If you're looking for a birthday or anniversary gift for your significant other this year, an Armitron watch would be a great choice.  Whether you're searching for a silver watch with genuine Swarovski crystals on the face, or a gold watch with a blue face inside, they have you covered.  There's a watch that will it anyone's taste and style.  Why not also treat yourself to a gorgeous new timepiece this holiday season? 

To say my husband is a watch guy is a true understatement.  He can always be seen with one on his wrist at any point.  When we go shopping he gravitates right towards the watch section of the store.  Since he hasn't treated himself to a new watch in a while, I knew that it was time. The Men's Silver Tone Day/Date Function Tan Leather Strap Watch had his name written all over it.  Isn't it so nice when people are easy to shop for?

This watch will make that special guy in your life feel like a king! Any wrist would be glad to feature a timepiece with a tan calfskin leather strap with stainless steel buckle closure. There's an easy to read textured black dial with day and date calendar.  Not only is this watch stylish, but very practical too.  

My husband instantly loved the look of this watch as soon as he laid eyes on it.  How can you resist the beautiful large face paired with the supple calfskin band? It's impossible, that's how.  As soon as Jay put the watch on, he said he felt like a million bucks. The neutral color of the strap makes it a versatile watch that can be worth with virtually anything.  

Not only did the watch look great on him, it fit well too.  It's adjustable to one's liking and he had no issues with it securely staying on.  Jay said that thanks to the large face the time was very easy to read and he liked the red tip on the hands.  Once it was accurately set, the date and day is conveniently located right next to the time so you'll always know exactly what day it is.  The hands of the watch move seamlessly allowing you to keep track of time easily.  

My husband is really happy with his new watch and can't stop wearing it.  I think it's safe to say Armitron is his new favorite brand!

Don't forget to give Dad or any other special man in your life an Armitron watch this year, they'll definitely wear it for years to come.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Amitron Watches for providing a complimentary product sample in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own

Scarlett's First Halloween!

Scarlett had so much fun this past Halloween.  She had 3 trips to the pumpkin patch and of course was the most adorable unicorn for Halloween.

We took her trick-or-treating and everyone loved her costume.  Scarlett was happy to ride around in her stroller while her mom and dad collected candy for her in a pumpkin basket.  I hadn't been trick or treating in many many years, and it was so different doing it when you're a kid vs. an adult. We even brought Lynnie along too! 

Since Scarlett is so young, we could only go to a few houses before she started getting cranky and we had to head home to feed her dinner.  It was definitely a fun experience and I can't wait to do it again next year! Next year, she'll be 22 months old and surely will have a better grasp on the event then she did at 10 months old.