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Day 12 Something I Miss – 31 Day Blog Challenge

I'm behind again on this challenge but I'm determined to complete it, late or not! LOL Day 12 was all about something I miss. There are a few somethingS I miss so let me share my list. I miss walks on the beach. It's been too long since I've had that simple pleasure. I miss dates with my husband. We've not had one in a few months and I miss it. I miss having the energy to stay up late and energy to clean like I used to. I miss … [Read more...]

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL – Mariah Carey “Almost Home” Music Video


Disney and I want to say a big THANK YOU for helping turn OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL into the #1 movie in the world! If you've not seen this movie, what are you waiting for? It's AMAZING!!!! I also wanted to share Mariah Carey’s new music video for “Almost Home” which plays during the OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL end credits. Check it out below! What do you think? Mariah Carey's voice is amazing, isn't it? Perfect choice for this movie! She's … [Read more...]

Tea Collection Delivers Winning Spring Styles

Tea Collection Spring 2013

Tea Collection clothes have been some of my favorites since LA was a baby. They bring style and diversity to the children's fashion world and on top of that their clothing is top quality! Tea Collection was started about 10 years ago in San Francisco. Each season they travel to an international destination and design a collection of classic and unique styles. Their designs are inspired by the beauty they discover during their travels. They design … [Read more...]

Keeping an Eye on Baby with the Motorola MBP 33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Motorola MBP 33 Parent Unit

We have found peace of mind with our new Motorola video baby monitor. After reading about some infant and toddler deaths in the recent months, I am more worried than ever. I want to be able to see Addy and hear every noise she makes and the Motorola MBP 33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor has allowed us just that! The parent unit has a large 2.8" color LCD screen that is perfect for bedside or even carrying with you throughout the home during naps. … [Read more...]

Many Faces of a Toddler on Wordless Wednesday

Toddler's Many Faces

Oh my toddler...he can be a hand full but he brings us so much joy! Here are some of his many faces this past week... Faces, Faces...happy face top left, serious, tired face top right. Crying, sad face, bottom left and intrigued face bottom right. What kind of faces do you regularly see from your toddler? LA's most common face it the smiling face and the intrigued face when he is interested in something. It's adorable watching him live and … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore – Link and Enter!

It's time for another week of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I love sharing GREEN Giveaways and are thrilled to bring you this list! Please feel free to link up your green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants! This linky will be open until next Monday night so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week! These are our only requirements for adding a … [Read more...]

Tips for Preventing an Accident at Work

Work Accident

Almost any job carries with it the chance of getting hurt at work. We all hope it won't happen to us or anyone we know/love but the truth is we take those chances every day. It is the responsibility of your workplace to ensure your safety by taking precautionary steps like providing safe supplies, buildings and products that we have to work with, in and around. An accident at work can really change your life in an instance. Be sure you take the … [Read more...]

Day 11 The Last Books I’ve Read – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 11 of this fun challenge is all about the last books I've read. When I was a teenager, I was a book worm. Seriously, I read a few books each weekend. I LOVED to read. Well, I still do but I just don't have the time these days. Several months ago a friend of mine kept telling me how great these books were that she was reading and kept saying that I needed to read them. I kept telling her I didn't have time with two little ones and by the time … [Read more...]

Five Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Green Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here, thank God! I know the past few days it's been a bit warmer and it's created some energy in me! After being cooped up in the house during our cold winter here in Michigan, I've been wanting to get busy with spring cleaning. When those thoughts first came to my mind, I also asked myself "where will I start?" Take a look at these tips to get you started on your journey with spring cleaning! De-clutter your wardrobe. … [Read more...]

Day 10: My Daily Routine – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Well, it is day 10 but I am sitting down late to write this. Our weekends usually don't involve much blog work so I'm late today! LOL  BUT, today's topic is all about my daily routine. This is another post I'm having a bit of trouble with. Wow, this challenge is proving to be a challenge in more than one way! LOL I'm having trouble because my schedule varies depending on whether I am working outside of the home or not. I do work, but not … [Read more...]

Spring in Style with Yala Designs

Yala Logo

I've been pretty fond of Yala Designs for a while now. If you've been around my blog I'm sure you've heard me mention my love for their clothing and sheets. They are seriously some of the softest clothing I own! Be sure you check out my last review to learn all about this amazing company if you missed it! This time around I was thrilled to work with Yala Designs on a review of their spring line. I was so excited because I've recently (last … [Read more...]

Day 9: What’s on your Bucket List or Life List? – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 9 of this fun challenge is asking about the things on my bucket list. I've honestly never made one and today is the first I've sat down to think about it. Don't get me wrong, of course there are always those things I SAY I want to do before I die but I've never made an actual list. Here goes: See The Lion King on Broadway visit The Bahamas swim with dolphins Visit London Visit Paris Visit Ireland Visit Italy Visit … [Read more...]

Day 8 Pet Peeves – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Welcome to day eight of this fun blogging challenge! Today is about me spilling the beans about my pet peeves! :-0 Well, again I find myself having a list of things! LOL There are many things that bug me but I try to be relaxed and not get in an uproar about things. I think I accomplish that pretty well. BUT, there are some things that really bother me... People who don't use car seats when they should be using them. Yes, I've seen … [Read more...]



With OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL now playing in theaters everywhere, I wanted to share some fun family activity sheets which you can find below! Click on each image to open in a PDF file and print full sized activity sheets! “Like” OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL on Facebook,  "Follow" OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL on Twitter.  Visit the OZ THE GERAT & POWERFUL website, too! OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL landed in theaters today! Here's some … [Read more...]

Spring in Style with Gymboree (Giveaway)

Gymboree Spring Fashions

Gymboree spells fun. It really does, to me anyway! I adore their styles and they make fashion for kids stand out! Gymboree has been dressing children since 1986 in their fresh, stylish and bright clothing. Their fashionable clothing and accessories are created to celebrate kids being kids in unique head-to-toe looks. In order to celebrate their spring line, Gymboree sent us a gift card to get some things for our little ones. We were able … [Read more...]

A Visit from a Fairy on Friday? Yes, Please!

Fairy Dust

So, it's Friday and the end of the week for so many in the business world. Me, ugh, not so much. You see I took on a different schedule this week so I could be at home with my babies three days earlier in the week instead of having them in daycare. That different schedule means I get to work ALL day tomorrow. My normal Saturday off with hubby and the kids...I get to work 12 hours. Not so fun, is it? I sure could use some magical dust from a fairy … [Read more...]

Kroger’s Cart Buster Savings Event and the Select Your Deal Promotion

Kroger Select Your Deal Promo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kroger. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Kroger has been one of my favorite grocery stores since I've been an adult doing my own shopping. They have great deals and their double coupons are what got me started couponing early on! In fact, you can select coupons right on their site and add them to your Kroger card so no clipping involved if you don't like that … [Read more...]

Day 7: My Dream Job – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Day 7 is all about my dream job. Well, this could get long as I have a few. LOL There were the jobs I wanted since I was a little girl, the jobs I wanted as I grew older and the jobs I wish I had now. Let me make a list: Pediatric Cardiologist - I am intrigued by the heart and how it works and I adore kids. I ALWAYS wanted to be a doctor when I was a little girl and there is a small part of me that still wished I had done … [Read more...]

2013 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Hop

Spring Fashionista button

I have been looking forward to this event since the Fall Fashionista event ended! I do not like winter so this event was something that I was looking forward to not only for the chances to win amazing clothes and accessories, but because it would mean spring was not far away! The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from  ModlyChic.  The co-host of the event is K Squared … [Read more...]

Day 6: Your Last Random Act of Kindness – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Day six...today is a post about being kind! I love reading about people being kind so I can't wait to visit the other participating blogs to hear all of the random acts they've done! Today's post is about my last random act of kindness! I love doing random acts of kindness and need to do them more often! The last time I did a random act of kindness was when my husband and I were out to lunch with the kids. We were sitting in a restaurant … [Read more...]

Day 5: Favorite Movies You Never Get Sick Of Watching – 31 Day Blog Challenge

Ok, so it's actually day six and I've slipped on the challenge already. I have a great excuse: I was with the little ones all day yesterday and honestly didn't think about blogging much. It was nice to take the break but then I soon realized I had failed my challenge in the first week!! SO, I am catching up and getting back on the bus! ;) So, day five's challenge to write about are my favorite movies that I never get sick of watching! … [Read more...]

Mama Gets Treats when Babies Sleep in this Week’s Wordless Wednesday

Sleeping Beauty

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen these photos. I captured some sweet sleeping babies this week and I've also had a thing for cannoli this week so those are the things I chose to share! :) LA was cuddled up with his "minky" (one side has minky material so that's what it is called) and Elmo for a nap earlier this week. He's so cute, I had to capture the moment! When Addy was done nursing last night she turned over and went … [Read more...]