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Although going part-time at work has been downright blissful, it came with a hefty pay cut. A cut that we can handle, but one that definitely put a dent into our family’s budget. So each day I try to find a way to stretch our dollars just a little bit further – I coupon at the grocery store, I price compare online, try to find the cheapest wireless plans that will work for us, along with reducing just about every other bill we have. Let’s just say I’m really looking forward to getting our tax return this year.
Recently, someone told me to sit down and make a list of all the bills we have. They said it would give me a good visual of exactly how much money we have going out each month. So one morning, that’s exactly what I did. I tallied it all – utilities, daycare, car payments, rent, everything. And wow, were they right. I could instantly see where money was being spent and, um, overspent. And our cellphone bill was the number one bill that jumped out as being an overspending area. One hundred and ninety dollars for 2 cell phones? And that doesn’t include the actual phone, just our 2 lines service. Each and every month. Eeek. So I circled that bill with the determination to reduce it.
When I started doing research on cheaper wireless plans, I quickly found Walmart Family Mobile’s Lowest Priced Unlimited Plan – unlimited talk, text & web for just $39.88! Actually, there’s an even cheaper plan that only includes talk and text for $29.88, but how’s a blogger supposed to survive without access to the web? And because I need more than one line, I was thrilled to find out that you can add additional talk, text & web lines for $34.88 a piece ($24.88 for talk and text lines). But the real beauty is that you can mix the types of lines that you have on one account. For example, if your child only needs talk and text, but you need talk, text, and web, you can have one of each on the same account. Or two of each. Or any combination you’d like, up to 5 lines. And the account is prepaid, so there are no surprises at the end of the month. Even better? No contracts. Pay for service as long as you want it simply by going through their website to pay your bill (autopay is also available). Simply put, within minutes I had found a way to cut our cell phone bill from $190+ per month to $74.76 – that’s over a 60% savings!
I decided to venture out to Walmart and see what types of phones they had, where I promptly fell in love with the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. A smart phone featuring a 5 MP camera with LED flash, 3.8″ touch screen, and so, so many apps. All priced under $100. Determined to try something that could save us so much, I picked up the Galaxy Exhibit, a Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit which is required to activate the phone, and a few accessories – a screen protector kit, car charger, earbuds, a dry bag (because accidents happen and then tend to happen to me), and a colorful case to make it my own and treat myself a little (that tax return should be here any day now…). As I checked out, the employee in the electronics department not only offered to activate the phone, but also offered to give me a quick tutorial on the Galaxy Exhibit’s features. Check out and activation took less than 30 minutes and by the time I left, I not only left with an activated phone, but I also knew how to use it.And I’ve been extremely impressed with it since I purchased it. The calls are crystal clear. The screen is bright and colorful. And I haven’t had any problems with it stalling or freezing on me like my current phone does all. the. time. It charges in a snap and lasts pretty much forever. Although I haven’t tested it, the product description says it has 7 hours of talk time and 600 hours of standby time. All I know is that I’ve kept it on since the moment I purchased it and I’ve only had to charge it once. And oh, the apps! It came with everything that I needed, so I just needed to download the apps that my 4 year old uses (if you ask her, this is her phone, not mine).
Although I’m under contract for a few more months, I definitely think that Walmart Family Mobile is a great way to trim our cell phone budget and I’m so happy with the phone. If you have a tax return coming to you this year and want to treat yourself, make sure to head over to Walmart and check out the Galaxy Exhibit and the Walmart Family Mobile plans that are available!
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Greenleigh loves to play “the birthday game”. Essentially, it’s the game of trying to figure out who’s birthday is coming up next on the calendar…secretly hoping, of course, that her birthday is next on the list. You see, spring kicks off a very active birthday season for us. Both Hazeline and Greenleigh’s birthdays are in the spring (March and April, respectively), followed by my mother-in-law’s birthday, my sister’s birthday, my birthday, my grandmother’s birthday…well, you get it – we’re very busy. And by the time you add in the party invitations we get from the girls’ friends at school on a near daily basis, we’re pretty much booked every single weekend through summer. And even then, it doesn’t really slow down. Our friends tease about how many birthday parties we get invited to.
But going to all those parties can get expensive – gifts, wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, and the card…can’t forget the card! So naturally, when I saw signs for $0.47 and $0.97 Hallmark cards at Walmart last week, I knew I had to check it out. As I walked over to the display, I wasn’t really expecting too much. I mean, I normally spend a lot more than $0.47 or $0.97 on birthday cards, so I questioned exactly what I would find. But as it turns out, these cards are the exact same, high quality cards you’ll find in the regular Hallmark card section – fun cards, glittery cards, shimmery cards, character cards – you name it, they had it. Each one conveying it’s own little message to the receipient on the inside with plenty of room to write and personalize. And unlike the regular Hallmark card section where prices can be found on the back of the card, these cards don’t list a price on the back so no one will ever know what you spent or that it’s a value card.
And that’s when the stock up spree began. A birthday card for my mother-in-law, a card for my grandmother, birthday cards for both of my girls, I just couldn’t help myself. There were so many cards to choose from and goodness knows, we need them. And because they had a great selection of kids birthday cards, I picked up several extra to have on hand for those parties that I don’t even know about yet (because, let’s face it, they are going to happen).
Even better? You can get rewarded for all the Hallmark cards you buy at Walmart through the Hallmark Cards Rewards Program. All you have to buy is 5 cards and you’ll earn a reward, and signing up is free. That’s right, totally free! Needless to say, I racked up quite a few rewards during my stock up spree. See all those cards below? Yeah, that’s only half of what I actually bought.
Since my mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up soon and she’ll actually be at our house for her birthday, I decided to let Greenleigh sign and decorate my mother-in-law’s birthday card now so we’ll have it ready for the small party that we’re going to have for her. Greenleigh was very excited!She did eventually sign her name…she just had to decorate it first. Because decorating a birthday card is required when you’re 4.
Thanks to Walmart and Hallmark’s Value Birthday Cards, I’m officially ready for birthday season to begin. Are you? Make sure you check out connectionsfromhallmark.com to sign up for Hallmark Rewards, and to see great content from other bloggers. You can also join me in the #ValueCards conversation on Twitter for more great ways to celebrate!
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When Everett started daycare 5 weeks ago, feeding issues were my number one concern. Although his reflux had improved quite a bit, I felt that we were learning to cope more than anything else. But the gastroenterologist had cleared him for daycare and after 4 months my maternity leave was up, so going back to work was inevitable. In the days leading up to his first day, I couldn’t help but worry - What if they fed him too much? What if they feed him to little? What if they didn’t mix the bottles right? What if they mistook his spit up for vomit? And, of course, that was on top of the one constant question – How am I going to do it all?
But as it turns out I’m not alone. In a recent survey, it was discovered that of the 75 percent of moms that plan to return to work after having their baby, 42 percent have feeding concerns. Of course not all of those moms have the same type of concerns that I had (reflux related), but I think that we can all agree that feeding issues can definitely add to the stress of returning to work.
Luckily, Perrigo Nutritionals understands feeding concerns. Made in state-of-the-art facilities right here in the United States, Perrigo Nutitionals manufactures store brand powdered formulas to the strict FDA requirements. Besides being convenient and easy to feed, their store brand formulas offer a 30-50% savings over national brands. Over the course of a year, that could save you $600! They even have specialty formulas for sensitive tummies, spit up, and soy.
And for a little extra guidance with the “How am I going to do it all?” question, Michelle LaRowe is there to lend a hand with her book Working Mom’s 411. If you’re pregnant and working with even so much as a chance of returning to the workplace after having your baby, I highly recommend this book! Not only will it help you find the right childcare situation for you and your circumstances, but it will help with managing mornings, backup childcare plans, and menu planning after your baby is born. There are even a ton of quick and easy recipes in the book, several of which are soon to hit the menu plan in my house.
Are you planning to return to work after having your baby? Or do you know someone who will be returning to work after having a baby? If so, Perrigo Nutritionals wants to help! Besides offering a variety of affordable store brand formulas, Perrigo Nutitionals will be giving one winner a Working Mom’s Survival Kit including 2 cans of store brand formula, copy of parenting expert Michelle LaRowe’s new book, “Working Moms 411,” and a 2014 daily planner. It’s everything you’ll need to stay on track when you return to work! Enter using the rafflecopter form below and it could be yours. Good luck!
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Can I be a proud mama bear for a moment? Because Greenleigh’s really been shining in school lately and I can’t help but share. At the beginning of the school year Greenleigh’s teacher did some preliminary testing…and for the most part, it came back very good. Out of the 4 areas that were tested, Greenleigh was above average in one area, average in two areas, and ever so slightly below average in the final area (phonological reasoning, which I had to look up to figure out what it actually was).
I expected the school to do more testing towards the end of the year, but I was extremely surprised when the school sent home a mid-year testing score sheet last week. And the results were better than before. Much better. Greenleigh is now above average in all 4 areas, and in 2 out of the 4 areas, she scored the maximum amount of points allowed. Simply put, she’s brilliant, not that I’m biased or anything.
Although I’ve already told her that I’m really proud of her and all her hard work (because, honestly, all of that improvement was her dedication and hard work, not me nagging or pushing her), I’ve wanted to acknowledge these accomplishments with a small gift, or as she calls it a “special surprise”… I just wasn’t sure what to do. Until these little guys showed up on my front doorstep. Seriously, how adorable are they?
In case you’re not familiar, these fashionable friends are called Palace Pets! Palace Pets first debuted in June of 2013 as part of the Disney Palace Pets App (I actually remember the release of the app vividly because my girls were so excited about it) and feature the pets of each princess. The app allows kids to not only meet each princesses’ pet and learn the story behind the pets, but also allows kids to interact with the pets. After a little over 6 months on tablet/phone screen, Build-A-Bear Workshop has brought the Palace Pals into the workshop. And in this case, into our home! The white puppy on the left is Pumpkin – she’s Cinderella’s dog – and the orange kitten on the right is Treasure – she’s Ariel’s cat. Each one retails for $25 and can be dressed up with a Fancy Dress ($13.50) and accessory kit ($12.50).
So I decided to put our brand new Palace Pets out on the coffee table and surprise the girls when they got home. And although this was really a surprise to reward Greenleigh’s hard work at school, the nice people at Build-a-Bear were kind enough to send one for each of my girls because…well…my sanity. Besides, it’s okay to reward cuteness every now and again, right? And Hazeline is pretty darn cute.
The minute the girls got home from school they made a beeline towards the boxes. Greenleigh immediately picked the box with Treasure in it because there was a small bit of blue and purple showing through one of the windows of the box, and Greenleigh loves purple. Hazeline happily grabbed the other box and they both began open their new friends. They were so excited!And, of course, once the boxes were opened, they recognized the princess dresses and tiaras and were in love. Hugs were given.Both girls loved their pet’s sparkly attire, rhinestone adorned collars, and fabulous shoes. ’Cause if it’s one thing my girls love to do, it’s accessorize (pearls to preschool, anyone?)! And while it was initially a fluke that Greenleigh grabbed the box with Treasure in it, it actually matches her personality. Treasure is a very playful and curious, just like Greenleigh. And it’s that curious, inquisitive nature that has caused Greenleigh to do so well in school.
Disney’s Palace Pets from Build-A-Bear Workshop were no doubt the prefect way to celebrate Greenleigh’s accomplishments (and Hazeline being cute). I’m so glad we got a preview of these well-dressed pets. If you want to check out the Disney Palace Pets for yourself, you can see and make them now at Build-A-Bear Workshop!
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Every week, Beauty Encounter has been tempting us women to take a peek at their Deals of the Week selection. Every week, we try to ignore but we fail – and we’re not in any way sorry about it! We dream about big discounts on perfume brands and other beauty must-haves we can’t resist. So while they’re still available for you gorgeous ladies, we’re giving you a sneak peek to our 8 favorite deals from www.beautyencounter.com.
1. Green Tea Lotus by Elizabeth Arden. Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea collection has become one of the best perfume brands in the world. If you’re looking for a refreshing, new scent this spring and summer, the bursting scent of lotus will leave you feeling fresh and energized ($12.95 this week).
2. Estee Lauder Travel Set All American Beauty. We could not believe our eyes when we saw an Estee Lauder 7-piece travel set on sale. What’s more eye-catching is that the travel set comes with a chic red tote bag and a bucket hat. What a perfect combination for an afternoon stroll! The set also includes a deluxe makeup palette, LipCreme lipstick in live wire and three nail lacquers in red hot, naked white and all-American blue ($18.95 this week).
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A few days ago I was driving the girls home from daycare when I passed our local high school. Just as we passed, a reminder flashed up on their electronic message board that prom tickets would be on sale until the end of the month. I immediately thought, “Prom? But that’s so far away!”, until I realized that it’s already February. Proms around here tend to happen in April (I’ve even heard of one as early as late March), and that’s not very far away at all – that will be here before we know it.
As I continued to drive I began to think of my own prom: all the excitement in the weeks that lead up to it, who was with whom, and – most importantly – the dress…it was ALL about the dress! My floor-length prom dress was black and white with an empire waist and rhinestones. At the time, I thought it was the most beautiful dress that I had I had ever laid eyes on and I felt like the prettiest girl in the world when I had it on. In fact, I loved it so much, I even found away to wear it twice more (once for a fancy family event and once to a sorority formal).
But prom dresses have come a long way in
ten fifteen eighteen (?!!) years. A LONG WAY! Take JenJenHouse for example. Besides being a leading supplier of wedding, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, and special occasion dresses, JenJenHouse has tons of gorgeous prom dresses. I can guarantee that there wasn’t anything like this:
Or this:at my prom all those years ago. And all those dresses I just showed you? Yeah, they all cost less than $200! Knowing how much parents can spend when it comes to their daughter’s prom gown – and slightly dreading this process when my own girls are in high school – that’s huge! Plus, saving all that money will free up your budget a bit so you can also check out their selection of handbags, lingerie, shapewear, and jewelry to complete your look. And, of course, at JenJenHouse there are always weekly gown specials and shipping specials to make it even more affordable.
Want to see more beautiful gowns? Head over to www.jenjenhouse.com and check out their selection of prom gowns (you can go straight to their prom gowns by clicking here: http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Prom-Dresses-c18). They literally have hundreds to look through, and, like me, you might find it hard to pick just one!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JenJenHouse. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline and the One2One Network. I received a product sample and additional compensation as a part of this campaign. All opinions are my own.*
That was the question Greenleigh asked me as I was helping her put on her lotion after her bath a few weeks ago. Apparently she’s noticed while I stress that she put on lotion each night after her bath, I don’t exactly follow the same rules. So much for privacy in my own home.
But the honest answer is that I just don’t like using lotion on a daily basis. I know that lotion is important – after all, I make sure to put it on my kids daily – but I hate putting it on myself because no matter how much or how little I use, it always feels like it’s sitting in a thin layer on top of my skin. It feels sticky…it feels greasy…it feels gross. And then I have to wait forever while it absorbs enough for me to be able to put my work clothes on, only for the smell to haunt me all day long. I can’t stand it, so I just don’t use it. And as a result, my skin gets dry and irritated. It’s actually red in some places. This winter of erratic temperatures and abnormally low humidity has not been kind to my skin.
But what I didn’t know when I answered Greenleigh that evening is that Vaseline has tackled all of these issues with their new Vaseline Spray & Go. Made with a multi-layer moisture complex, Vaseline Spray & Go absorbs in 10 seconds or less with no sticky or greasy feeling left behind. Its convenient 360 degree spray dispenses quickly, evenly, and without the mess associated with traditional lotions. It’s specially designed for women on the go, so no need to wait for the lotion to absorb. Simply spray, rub in, and go. And best of all, it comes in 3 varieties: Moisturizer, which contains pure oat extract for ultimate softness; Aloe Fresh, which contains pure aloe for a healthy, fresh feeling; and Cocoa Radiant, which contains pure cocoa butter for a beautiful glow. What ever you’re skin needs, Vaseline has you covered!I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer, which was very fitting given the condition of my skin. It really needed moisture – fast.
I’ve been using it for a week now and I’m loving the results. It’s super easy to use, just hold it a few inches from your skin (the package says 4 inches, but who’s counting?) and spray in a continuous motion until the area you wish to moisturize is covered. Then rub in the lotion and you’re done! It’s actually very similar to using a spray on sunscreen. Unlike traditional lotions, Vaseline absorbs fast so there’s no morning slow down waiting for lotion to sink in before you can get dressed. And you don’t need a ton of it to work, but even if you spray on a little extra, it will still absorb into the skin easily.
I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous to try it, but it’s exceeded every one of my expectations and a little more. It has a delightful, fresh scent, it’s small enough to be thrown in my purse, and there’s no sticky, greasy residue left behind. It’s so light, I actually forgot that I put it on one morning. My skin is hydrated and my morning stays on the fast track – I can’t ask for more than that!
Want to try Vaseline Spray & Go for yourself? Now you can save up to $4 when you purchase two Vaseline Spray & Go or Vaseline Men Spray Lotion items. You can find the coupon here (and don’t be afraid to #SprayItForward and share the coupon with a friend!). But it’s only valid until March 9th, so don’t wait!
We learned fairly early on that Everett loves white noise. It was probably around the second week of his life when I just couldn’t get him to calm down. After several minutes of him losing his mind, I wrapped him in a blanket and started shushing (in case you’re unfamiliar, it sounds like “shushhhh”) in his ear. And sure enough, he loved it. In less than a minute I had him calmed down and minutes later he was asleep. I was shocked at how quickly it worked. Problem was, I couldn’t stand by his napper shushing all night while he slept. We were able to use the white noise feature on his swing during the day, but I needed to find something for nights. So when Marpac offered me a Dohmie serious sleep baby bundle (including a Dohm sleep conditioner!) to review, I accepted so quickly it probably made their heads spin.
The Marpac Dohmie serious sleep bundle includes everything that you child needs to get a good night sleep – a Dohm sound conditioner, Buddy the Bee Finds his Zs storybook, and Sleep Training 101 by the National Sleep Foundation. The Dohm consists of 3 main parts: the cap, the collar, and the base. The cap has 8 small holes and can be twisted from side to side. Twisting the cap determines how many holes will be exposed. When it’s all the way open, all eight holes are open allowing the maximum amount of air through; twist the cap to the right and the holes begin to cover. When you twist the cap to expose more holes or fewer holes, the volume and tone of the sound conditioner changes. When turned all the way to the left (closed), only 3 holes remain uncovered. The collar works the same way, in that you can twist it from side to side , but it’s openings are slanted and vary from wide to narrow. Just like with the cap, as you turn the collar, you will hear the tone and volume of the Dohm change.Through trial and error of twisting the cap and collar, you determine your personalized Dohm setting.
It’s important to note, that while the openings in the cap and the collar are intended to be covered (either in whole or in part), the holes in the base serve as an air exhaust and are not intended to be closed at any time. I made sure to leave room on all sides of my Dohm, so as not to risk them getting blocked.
As a lover of white noise, it goes without saying that Everett loves his Dohm. I turn it on and it instantly calms him. But as a mom, I love the Dohm too. I love that it has a plug. We have too many baby things in our house that require batteries. And those batteries are constantly dying on me at critical times. Sometimes I have replacements, sometimes I don’t, which means we could have to go without certain baby equipment at certain critical times. Not so with the Dohm. As long as I have access to a plug, I can use it. And it’s light enough that it can be carried from room to room if necessary.
I also love that it’s easy to use. I had to play with the settings for a few days before we found the right tone and volume, but after that it was smooth sailing. I would advise that you use it on a flat surface though (not an uneven wicker surface like in the photos above). I find that I occasionally get vibration when it’s on the wicker, but that it doesn’t happen when I place it on a flat surface. I also like that it’s the perfect volume – just loud enough to drown out the noise in our house (i.e. his very noisy sisters), but low enough to provide calming background noise. But best of all the Dohm is part of a sleep bundle. It’s an entire package, including adorable storybook and sleep tips, geared towards getting your baby a better night’s sleep. Because when my baby sleeps well, so do I.
If you have a new baby or child who likes white noise, I definitely recommend the Dohmie Serious Sleep Baby Bundle! If you want to learn more about the Dohmie Serious Sleep Baby Bundle, check out the Marpac website or look for one the next time you’re at Toys “R” Us. And make sure to keep up with Marpac on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!
Disclosure: I’d like to thank my friends at Marpac and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for this review opportunity. I received a the Dohmie Serious Sleep Baby Bundle to review and additional compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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My stay in the hospital after Everett’s birth was rough. There were lots of reasons for it being rough, but sleep was a big issue. Don’t get me wrong, we were both tired and wanted to sleep, but each time I would lay him down, his beautiful little eyes would pop right back open. Once I went back to holding him, he was right back to sleep. By day 3 of this madness, I was exhausted. I knew we had to find a better way for him to sleep and for all of us to get some rest.
After a bit of trial and error, I realized that Everett sleeps better when he isn’t flat on his back. Since tummy sleeping isn’t safe for babies, I decided to try laying him down on a bit of an incline. And sure enough, he slept…like a baby. Once I figured that out, I needed places for him to be able to sleep during the day when I was tidying up the kitchen, watching a movie with the girls, or blogging. Because dragging a bassinet around the house isn’t terribly convenient. Do-able, but certainly not convenient. So when I was given the opportunity to review the Dex DayDreamer, I jumped at the chance. It was just perfect for my inclined sleeper.
Designed for babies from newborn to 5 months, the Dex DayDreamer is on a 28 degree angle providing little ones a premium place for viewing the world around them or just peaceful place to snooze. But don’t worry, the sides of this napper are high enough to prevent your little one from falling out (and as an added bonus, they’ll make sure the toys they’re playing with stay off the floor and germ-free as well!). The removable, machine washable cover comes in 3 colors – powder blue, sage green, and carnation pink (mine is sage), and is ultra soft for baby’s comfort. In addition to being comfortable, the cover is made of a moisture wicking material, and the seat is waterproof for those longer naps where accidents could happen. For maximum comfort, the tummy belt is covered in the same soft material as the cover, and has a one button snap release, making it easy to get baby in and out. Best of all, it’s light enough to be carried from room to room.
And as you can see, my little guy is quite a fan. But really, it’s not just him, I’m a pretty big fan of the DayDreamer too. I love that it is designed with his comfort and safety in mind. From the ultra soft, velour feel cover to the padded waist strap, this lounger is designed for relaxation. I don’t need to worry about him when he’s in it either – the base is stable, the walls are high enough so he can’t roll out, and the perforated core means I don’t have to worry about him overheating. But convenience is also key with the DayDreamer. The lightweight nature of this infant seat allows me to transport it to any room in my house. Once he’s in it, I can be hands free and actually get things done around the house, you know, like laundry and dishes and maybe even a little bit of blogging.
Okay, in all honesty, I wasn’t actually blogging in that picture, I was online shopping, but you get the point.
If you have a baby that likes to sleep or play on an incline – and so many babies do – the DayDreamer is an absolute must. It’s one of those baby items that you can start using from day one and will make your life so much easier!
Have a newborn ages 0-5 months that would enjoy the Dex DayDreamer? Great, because one lucky winner is going to win one! Just enter using the rafflecopter form below and it could be yours!
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And now for the hop…
Welcome to the “Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due” Giveaway Hop hosted by Mommy’s Favorite Things and Mama’s Baby Cupcakes. Join us in celebrating babies by honoring Michelle’s baby girl born this December, and Heather’s baby boy set to arrive in January. This hop is focused on items you’d want/need for babies ages newborn to 6 months of age. Whether its bottles, blankets, toys, or clothes, I’m sure you’ll enjoy what all the bloggers have to offer. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at what the other blogs have to offer! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. Combi USA teamed up with Heather on a Shuttle Infant Car Seat review, and they’ve also offered a giveaway! One US winner will win a Shuttle Infant seat as seen in the button above, with their choice of colors (black, red, royal blue or teal) ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE HERE!!!
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Hi! I'm Jennifer, South Florida mom to two amazing little girls, Greenleigh and Hazeline. This blog is about how I work, craft, and bake, while trying to survive the toddler years and find the humor in it all. [Read More …]
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