Perfect for a summer party (mason jar party kit giveaway)

July 14, 2014
Aladdin Mason Jar Tumblers

When I went to Mom 2.0 in Atlanta, I came across a company that I absolutely fell in love with – Aladdin. They introduced all of us in attendance to their new mason jar party line. I left with this Mason Tumbler that I am obsessed with. It’s my favorite cup for water. I take it with me EVERYWHERE. The only downside is that it doesn’t fit into my cup holder in the car. Womp. But that doesn’t deter me. I often just hold it in my lap and pray [...]

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Summer Time = Play Time #healthyessentials

July 10, 2014
Hoping to catch some crabs

We’re half way through summer. Can you believe it? My kids have spent most of their time at local camps – getting their craft on, enjoying weekly themes and playing with friends. We’ve also enjoyed a trip to the beach and few playdates with neighbors. Isn’t that what summer is all about? The ocean, the pool, playgrounds and the occasional lazy day inside complete with forts and a movie. We’ve been diving in head first.     Play time, unfortunately sometimes means bumps and boo-boos and the occasional sunburn. The [...]

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Zulily announces top 10 toys for summer

July 8, 2014
Baby Float - Zulily

It’s no secret that I’m a Zulily fan. Two of the dresses that Miss E gets the most compliments on are from Zulily. We’ve also bought Crocs, Toms and even some toys (which I always forget to look for.) With summer half way over, it may seem like school will be starting any day now (if you live in NC and have year round schools, you may have already started!) But for most of us, we still have 7 or 8 weeks left of summer. Cue the screaming. Time to [...]

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Feeling sassy after childbirth – yes, it’s possible

July 7, 2014
4th Trimester Must Haves - from A Parenting Production

Having a baby is a big deal, and let’s face it ladies, women carry the brunt of the work during pregnancy, labor and – especially if breastfeeding – during baby’s first few weeks and months of life. While I am not really a fan of the push present concept – women have been doing this for ages and babies are an amazing gift of their own – I do think we deserve to feel good about ourselves and our bodies after such a major accomplishment. Easier said than done, right? [...]

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Begin Again: Perfect for a Girl’s Night Out

July 2, 2014
Begin Again Movie

A few weeks ago, I saw a preview of a movie while I was waiting to sob through The Fault in Our Stars. Adam Levine? Um, yes please. Keira Knightley? I love her. The writer-director from Once? I’m sold. Begin Again is about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found [...]

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The Trapper Keeper returns just in time for back to school

July 1, 2014
Trapper Keeper

Do you see what this is?   If you attended elementary school in the 80′s, you might have just had a major flashback. It’s a TRAPPER KEEPER! I wish I had a picture of the one I used in 3rd and 4th grade. It had a huge Bengal tiger on the front and it was awesome. Well, the Trapper Keeper is back and better than ever. And you can win one just in time for back to school. With the new design, you can: Customize It! Decorative and functional customization [...]

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