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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

New Baby New Fluff Giveaway Hop #NewFluff

New Baby New Fluff Event Button

It's here! We all love fluff and I'm so excited to be part of the New Baby, New Fluff Giveaway Hop hosted by Coping with Frugality and Eco Baby Mama Drama. In celebration of Amanda's (from Coping with Frugality) new baby boy we are all bringing you fluffy prize packages each with a value of at least $25 So my darling husband has decided to be generous and sponsor this giveaway so I am getting something NICE for one of you! The winner here at … [Read more...]

Link Up and Enter Green Giveaways Galore

Here we are with another week of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I love sharing GREEN Giveaways and are excited to bring you this list with you! 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...]

Our Listerine Challenge Results and New Habits

Listerine on the counter top

I can't believe the end of the Listerine Challenge has come already! I've learned that it really is quite simple to start new habits in a short amount of time! We actually got into a great routine and managed to include everyone in our house and make differences in our mouths! If you remember my initial post with information about this challenge I said that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth. Scary, isn't it? Using LISTERINE you can get up … [Read more...]

Tips for Using Print Products to Engage Blog Readers

Mail Opening for Print Products

Keeping your mommy blog readers engaged is key to maintaining - and growing - a popular blog. Even if your blog is merely for personal use, making sure that your friends and family stay interested will ensure that you can keep them up-to-date with your life, no repetition necessary. Usually, blogger turn to social media or email to keep readers engaged, but these efforts can only go so far. In fact, many online users are too over-whelmed with … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore on Tuesday! Link Up and Enter!

It's Tuesday and that means another week of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share GREEN Giveaways and are excited to bring you this list of green giveaways! 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 … [Read more...]

Celebrating with a Winter “One”Derland Party

Favor Jars for the Party

Addy's Winter "One"derland party was this past weekend and I spent hours getting ready for it! It was fun and it brought back a passion that had let slide away. I used to love doing crafts and it was a relaxing time for me...well, with two little ones I stay quiet busy and hadn't crafted in some time. It was fun (and exhausting) doing these things! There were things here and there that went wrong, but overall I think it was pretty positive and … [Read more...]

Blogging Has Become My Second Job and Business

Recycle Tree

When I started blogging just over two years ago, I never imagined it would become, in a way, my own little business. Because I work outside of the home as well, blogging has not only become my business, but my second job! It takes a lot of time to run a blog and so many things go into it. Honestly it's more than I imagined when I started but I love it more each day and it has inspired me to keep making green changes in our home. Blogging … [Read more...]

Green Giveaways Galore! Link Up and Enter!

Welcome to another edition of Green Giveaways Galore!! Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here to share another week of GREEN Giveaways and are excited to bring you this list of green giveaways! 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 … [Read more...]

Lalabye Baby in Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature

Lalabye Baby Logo and Diaper

TGI.....FLUFFY!!!! It's time for another fluffy review! I love sharing fluff with you all and this week we are sharing our experiences with Lalabye Baby cloth diapers! Lalabye Baby diapers are the result of a vision from a mama! Mamas always make great products, don't we? ;) This mama combined two of her loves: cloth diapers and design and created some amazing diapers! This week Bri and I are featuring the one size pocket diaper from Lalabye … [Read more...]

Three Things Thursday – Week Six (A Valentine Twist)

Welcome to the Valentine's Day "episode" of Three Things Thursday!! If you are new this week, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Here is how it works: Remember those emails that used to go around all the time, the ones that were like 20 questions about you and you were supposed to answer them and email to all of your friends to let them learn new things about you? Well we are bringing them back only with a twist! In today's busy world … [Read more...]

Tips for Recycling Old Technology

Music CD

My darling husband and I have been on a mission to declutter our home for a while now. We've found many outdated things that we need to get rid of, but I refuse to throw them away! This green mission that I am on prevents me from doing so! I want to find as many reuses of things as I can to prevent as much from going to the landfills as possible! It's easy really, sometimes you just have to get a little creative.Recycling can be done in a variety … [Read more...]

How Do YOU Eat Your Chili?

Plain Chili, no ingredients

This post comes with a few stories, aren't you lucky? ;) I was chatting away with my good friend, Bri, a few weeks ago and I had mentioned we were having chili for dinner. Bri told me they don't eat chili because her husband doesn't like beans. That made me chuckle because that's what everyone thinks of when they think of chili...beans. Well, when we make chili at our house, we make it without beans! You read that right, NO BEANS here. So then … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Interflora Roses

Valentine's Day is next week! Can you believe it? That's right, Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14! Have you thought about what gift you'll be getting for your special someone? I'm always stuck when it comes to ideas for my husband. He's not really a Valentine's mushy kinda guy, but then again not many men are, right? ;) Many sites seems to think the most popular gift for Valentine’s Day is the gift of flowers and I tend to agree.. … [Read more...]

Three Things Thursday – Week Five

Can you believe it's time for the fifth "episode" of Three Things Thursday!! If you are new this week, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Here is how it works: Remember those emails that used to go around all the time, the ones that were like 20 questions about you and you were supposed to answer them and email to all of your friends to let them learn new things about you? Well we are bringing them back only with a twist! In today's busy … [Read more...]

Join Me at the Seventh Generation Twitter Party 2/13 #7GenBabyFest

Seventh Generation Baby Products

I am thrilled to be co-hosting a Twitter party next week with one of my favorite companies, Seventh Generation! Check out the details below and put it on your calendar! I would love to see many of my readers there! What: Many moms make reading and understanding food ingredient labels a priority. But what about reading bath and body personal care product labels? Seventh Generation recently partnered with The Motherhood on a survey that … [Read more...]