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Win Tickets to the Metro Detroit Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Barnum & Bailey Circus

Disclosure: My family will receive tickets in exchange for posting about this event. No compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own. Remember last week I told you the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to the metro Detroit area? (Make sure you check out that post and learn all about the performance! There's also a coloring sheet for the kids!) Well, now they are giving you a chance to win a family four pack … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop!

Ditch the Disposables

It's here! Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green. This giveaway hop is dedicated to all the wonderful, reusable products available. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer you some great giveaways of reusable products so you too can... ditch the disposables! Be sure to hop around to all the blogs involved on the linky below and don't miss the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize worth … [Read more...]

I’m Thrilled to Announce I’m a Boba Ambassador! Check Out the Boba 4G!

Boba Ambassador

You all know I love babywearing and when I was asked to apply for a Boba Ambassadorship I was thrilled! I was even more thrilled when they accepted me as a Boba Ambassador! I can't wait to see where this journey takes me and I'm so excited to be part of the "Baba family"! The new Boba 4G carrier was just released today!!! Mine arrived today and I can't wait to use it with Addy and the new baby when she arrives! As an ambassador I get to share … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 24 Weeks Pregnant

This has been another rough week. I guess I shouldn't complain but this is, after all my journal of how I'm feeling, right? I've been tired, moody, easily irritated, and in pain here and there (nothing major, just complaining!). I am now 24 weeks pregnant and I am hoping my moods and how I am feeling gets better. Soon. But then again, I've been waiting for that to happen for a while, haven't I? ;) 24 Weeks Pregnant About Baby This Week: (from … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 28

It's been a bad week. I'm just not doing well on my menu's at all for the past few weeks. I've got to find some motivation and get back on track. Last week... Monday: Lasagna (left over from Sunday) This happened. Tuesday: Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes This did not happen. I had a very lazy night and didn't feel up to cooking. We picked up food on the way home so I could relax a bit in the evening. Wednesday: Chicken and … [Read more...]

Ditch the Disposables with Glass Straws from Glass Dharma

Decorative Dots with Glass Dharma

You all know that my journey to going green started with my pregnancy and LA four years ago. I am a firm believer in making small changes and together we can all make a big difference. In our home we chose to make small changes, one at a time. We've come a long way since our journey began and one thing we are working on now is ditching disposable items in our home. We are also working on getting rid of all containers that have plastic in them … [Read more...]

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons in Metro Detroit

Dragons Circus

That's right! It's time for the circus! Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is sponsoring this post and they'll be bringing "Dragons" to The Palace of Auburn Hills November 3-7, 2013! Here are some details about this amazing circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon.  Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling … [Read more...]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – New Trailer Now Available!

Captain America Poster

This movie doesn't come out til April 2014 and already there's so much buzz about it! Have you read about this movie? Captain America: The Winter Soldier is sure to please Marvel fans! Check out the recent poster and newly released trailer below! Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Captain America: The Winter Soldier Info Genre:                          Action-Adventure Rating:                          TBD U.S. Release … [Read more...]

We’re Starting a Terracycle Brigade at School!

TerraCycle Brigade

I've mentioned before that my husband is a teacher. We are both very passionate about helping his students succeed and we are both very passionate about recycling. We've often talked about what we can do to raise more awareness about the need for recycling and we both agree that it needs to not only come from home, but from schooling also. We were recently awarded the opportunity to start a TerraCycle Brigade with Capri Sun that was the answer to … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic Review

Incredibles on Ice

I have been a huge Disney on Ice fan since my now senior in high school was little. I took him to every show that came to the Detroit area and we both loved it! This year I was excited to see the 100 Years of Magic show when it came to Detroit. 100 years!? Wow, Disney sure has been around for a long time and they continue to get better and better! I was concerned with how the little ones would do since they had never made it through an entire … [Read more...]

Costumes and Halloween, Our Dilemma

Kids Costumes

Trick-or-Treating doesn't happen in our neighborhood. I'm not sure why, but it's never happened since we've lived here. I've not been the best planner in recent years but this year I know I have to figure something out for the kids' costumes. They will be in daycare the day of Halloween, so even if we don't Trick-or-Treat in our neighborhood they will have a celebration to enjoy. Here it is ten days before Halloween and I've yet to figure out … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 23 Weeks Pregnant and Moving!

This pregnancy is definitely moving along pretty fast. Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us and it will go even faster! 23 weeks pregnant and moving meaning baby girl is moving a lot!!! This past weekend she was moving more than ever and it was GREAT feeling her! I think most mamas would agree that baby moving is one of the best parts of pregnancy! 23 Weeks Pregnant About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Turn on the radio and … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 21

This was another so-so week. Sometimes I really feel I am doing better at eating in and other times I wonder why I even try. I *think* I am doing better and I think that my lack of weight gain this pregnancy could have to do with the difference in eating-in more often and I'm possibly losing weight in other areas and gaining in the baby area. IDK. I just don't know this week. Last week... Monday: Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mac n … [Read more...]

New Images and Clips from Thor The Dark World Now Available!

Thor The Dark World

Who is ready to see Marvel's Thor The Dark World? If you are a fan, you don't want to miss these images and clips, newly released! Take a look:   Thor The Dark World OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of … [Read more...]

Green Dreams are a Reality with Organic Crib Mattresses from Naturepedic (Giveaway)

Naturepedic Logo

I've talked before about trying to make sure all of the bedding and mattresses in our children's rooms are organic. Children spend a great deal of time in their beds so knowing that there are no chemicals on the products that are next to them most often is so important to me. In fact, Naturepedic reports that babies and toddlers spend 10-14 hours a day sleeping and playing on a crib mattress. As such, for the first few years of a child’s life, … [Read more...]

Planet Shoes + Patagonia = Heaven this Fall (Giveaway)

Patagonia Better Clog Fall 2013

I admit it: I am addicted to sandals. I really don't like anything on my feet in the warmer months and I get so comfortable with slip on shoes/sandals in the spring and summer that I have the hardest time adjusting to fall and wearing shoes. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE shoes. It's just an adjustment since I adore sandals! I recently partnered with Planet Shoes on a review of Patagonia shoes and now I have a reason to love fall, too! Patagonia is … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Little Ones in Firehats

Kids in Fire hats

We went out for lunch last week after LA's s doctor appointment. They place we went to had a fire truck/firefighter theme and the kids' meals came with these fire hats. They loved them. I tried and tried to get a good photo of both of them and failed miserably. They were both tired, hungry and grouchy so that didn't help. Here's what I did get:   … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 22 Weeks and Tired!?

Twenty-two weeks and tired. Wow. More than half way to meeting our baby girl. I am getting nervous and excited! Nervous because we'll be out numbered by little ones and I wonder how on earth I'll care for 3 little ones! Some days it is challenging with two! Most times the nervousness is pushed aside and I am very excited to bring another baby girl into our family! 22 Weeks Pregnant Baby's Size This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) At 11 inches and … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – October 14

I feel so-so about this past week. We had some good days at sticking to the plan and some not so good days. I absolutely love eating out and that is my downfall...especially when I am so tired with this pregnancy and sometimes may have the energy to cook, but not to clean up. When I think of the time and the energy involved in doing both I am discouraged. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but some days that just doesn't happen. … [Read more...]

Our Easy Solution for Halloween Themed Family Time? Tombstone and Nestle!

Nestle Nerds Cupcake Shop

We decided to have a small Halloween party this past weekend just to get some practice at preparing Halloween items and to just have some fun with the kids! Ok, and we wanted to get some Halloween ideas going for later this month! We want to make Halloween fun for the kids since they are still toddlers, not scary so check out some of the fun things we did for Halloween! The night before we prepared our Halloween cupcakes. We wanted to do … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – My Little Girl

Addy and her camera

Addy is nearly 20 months old. She's very active and intrigued by so many things. One thing she seems to love is the camera...and I don't mean me taking pictures of her with my camera, I mean she wants to hold the camera and do it herself. I took this photo with my phone so not the best quality, but maybe I have a photographer in the making here? And...am I the only mama who recycles big brother's pajamas for a little girl? I'm telling on … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Train Live in Detroit November 22 (Giveaway)

Dinosaur Train

We will receive tickets to the show in exchange for posting about this. The tickets, along with the winner's tickets, are sponsored by Olympia Entertainment. We have a three year old who is a big fan of Dinosaur Train! Dinosaurs and trains, what preschooler isn't intrigued? When we found out the Dinosaur Train was coming to Detroit we were thrilled!! Our toddlers can't wait to go, what about yours? ;) Get the Dinosaur Train … [Read more...]