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Friday, October 31, 2014

PaperRamma Personalized Art & Giveaway

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


As we prepare to move to our new house in two weeks, I am dreaming of how I am finally going to get to decorate my children's rooms, what colors to paint and themes for each room!

I was sort of at a loss of how to decorate them when PaperRamma reached out to me and offered some of their great designs and wall decor! I immediately fell in love with several of their designs and I became very inspired of how to decorate two of my children's rooms thanks to PaperRamma!


PaperRamma designs are innovative and personalized art to celebrate each of life’s special moments. From trendy and personalized Canvas Guest books for the bride & groom’s special day, to one-of-a-kind personalized nursery decor, and interactive map prints to mark the family travels - they have it all and it is all one of a kind! Their art would make a great gift for any person on your gift list this holiday season!

They have even been featured in IN HGTV Magazine! Their luxe designs, art prints and more are one of a kind and not found in stores!

I picked out and received two awesome bedroom wall decor items:

Baby Fawn Birth Announcement


I don't have any type of birth announcement for my new son yet so when I saw this super cute Baby Fawn birth announcement, I loved the colors and was inspired to make this the centerpiece in my son's new nursery room!

I just send them my baby's info and one of their Design Gurus worked with me to create a special personalized print especially made for my son! This personalized print can be custom colored to match any room (no charge!)- you can even just send the link to the bedding set in the order note at checkout to match it perfectly!

I absolutely LOVE the colors and the print came out exactly like I had hoped! The Design Gurus were so great to work with and friendly!!

I also received another piece for my daughter's room:

You Are My Sunshine Print Set


When I saw these You are my Sunshine prints, I instantly pictured them as the centerpiece in my daughter's room..except in purple, blue and pink. I emailed my thoughts and desired for colors to the Design Gurus and they worked one-on-one with me to customize these special, lyric prints just for my little one and her purple room! 

These prints are one of their best selling nursery prints and I can see why! Such a sweet verse from a classic song, this print set is very versatile and can tied in almost any color scheme. Add a touch of color and art to your nursery or room- these typography art prints have been custom colored in just about every shade, and look beautiful each time.


I was pretty picky with getting this design and color right but the Design Gurus worked patiently with me every step of the way until it was exactly how I pictured! They were so great to work with again and I am so happy with the final product! It is going to look awesome in my daughter's room!

All Designs are:
  • Premium Quality: archival inks & luxe stock
  • True Quality: rich, vibrant, archival inks with sharp detail.
  • Professional: printed professionally.
  • Packaged with Care: professionally packaged and carefully shipped in a premium mailer.
I HIGHLY recommend PaperRamma and their awesome personalized art and Design Gurus! They have a huge variety of cute and unique wall decor and they were amazing to work with! I now have one-of-a-kind wall art for two of our children's new rooms and I can't wait to hang them up!

Buy It: 

You can purchase all these prints and many more from the PaperRamma website or Etsy site.

And make sure to use this coupon code when you order!!

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The coupon is valid Nov 1st through Nov 30th, and is good for $5.00 off any purchase of $50 or more. To use, just enter it in during the checkout process, on either the Etsy site or on Paperramma.com

Win It:

PaperRama is generously offering (1) 8x10 Art Print in any of their Birth Announcement designs to a lucky winner!


Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) 8x10 Birth Announcement Art Print 
from PaperRamma
(pick one from several designs)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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* Thank you to PaperRamma for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Batty Pops Recipe for Halloween

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With Halloween quickly approaching, creating Pinterest-worthy desserts to wow trick-or-treaters, family and friends doesn’t have to break the bank and take all day. So, Mrs. Freshley's has created some recipes that are the perfect combination of taste and presentation, with minimal cost and prep time, for upcoming Halloween celebrations.

Mrs. Freshley’s, an award-winning brand synonymous with freshness, quality and great taste for more than 20 years, is available in grocery retailers, convenience stores and the vending market nationwide. With more than 50 different snack cakes and pastries, everyone is sure to enjoy the go-to classics or find a new favorite.


Each of these recipes are easy-to-make, no-bake and utilize Mrs. Freshley's delicious treats. Putting together these sweet treats only requires a few extra ingredients to create ghoulish goodies that are sure to have guests begging for the recipe -- not to mention pondering if the host moonlights as a food stylist.

If you are looking for a fun, easy recipe to do with your child today on Halloween check out this  "Halloween made easy" option:

Batty Pops

Ingredients

  • Mrs. Freshley’s Peanut Butter Swiss Rolls
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Wax Paper
  • 1 pkg chocolate candy bark / candy melts
  • Piping bag
  • Large Yogurt Chips
  • Toothpicks

Directions

  1. Insert one popsicle stick in each of the Peanut Butter Swiss Rolls and place in the freeze to harden.
  2. Draw a stencil of the wing shape on a piece of wax paper; be sure to make the wings wide enough to accommodate the Swiss Roll.
  3. Melt a portion of the chocolate candy bark or melts and pour into a piping back with a small tip.
  4. Pipe out the outline of the bat wings. In the center of the wings pipe a chocolate rectangle approximately the size of the Swiss Roll.
  5. Place the Swiss roll on the chocolate rectangle and put in freezer to harden (3-5 minutes).
  6. Remove bats from freezer, use a little chocolate to place the large yogurt chips on the bat for eyes, put the pointed side of the chip into the Swiss Rolls. Use a toothpick and chocolate candy bark to apply pupils on the flat side of the yogurt chips to finish the eyes.
  7. Use the chocolate candy bark to pipe the mouth and fangs.
  8. Allow the bat pops to set and then serve.

And also check out this fun recipe for Pumpkin Bells - perfect for any fall potluck, family get together or Thanksgiving meal!

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You can purchase Mrs. Freshley's products at your local retailer.

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* Thank you to Mrs. Freshley's  for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

New Products from Novogratz

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Have you heard of the Novogratz??!!

They are Robert and Cortney Novogratz, designers, parents of 7, and best-selling authors of “Home by Novogratz.” The Novogratz were featured on Bravo’s “9 By Design” and HGTV’s “Home by Novogratz.”

Plus, they have a couple new projects and products out at popular stores like Macy's and Walmart and I am LOVIN' their designs, style and products! They just launched a bedding and bath collection with Walmart.com and they updated their line of table-top products with Macy’s this fall!

Novogratz is bringing their high-design and sense of fun, color and whimsy to the masses by partnering with retailers that are tried and true. They are making their brand of modern luxury attainable and proving that great taste and affordability can go hand-in-hand.

I absolutely LOVE the couple of items I received from their new Walmart line. They will be perfect in our new bathroom at our new house!

The Rise & Shine 3-Piece Bath Set in blue/green color is so fun and perfect for any bathroom! The towels are super soft and plush and I love the colors!
I love the design of the Kaleidoscope 3-Piece Accessory Set. It really adds dimension and style to any bathroom decor!


And from their new Macy's products, I received these two really great mugs! I am IN LOVE with these mugs and they will be perfect to display and use in my new coffee bar. I love the inspiration it gives me every morning as I drink my coffee, apple cider or tea out of them!


I love the colors and simple style of the Time To Shine Mug and Hello Sunshine Mug and they seem to extra tall which is awesome!


Buy It: 

You can purchase all these new Novogratz products at your local Macy's and Walmart.

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* Thank you to Novogratz for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Little Green Essential Sets & Giveaway

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My childrens' skin is very sensitive and tends to be on the dryer side especially with this winter weather and dryness on the way. I am already seeing dry skin on their face, hands and lips. We are constantly applying lotions and chapsticks. But we are very strict about what goes on their skin because I know how imporant safe ingredients are. Lately my children beg and beg for me to put on their newest favorite chapstick AND lotion from Little Green: Soothing Balm.

Little Green is a collection of safe, gentle and pure skin care products that are free of parabens, sulfates and allergens for babies and children. The Little Green line consists of all-natural, yet effective body washes, shampoos and lotions for children and baby ($6-14). Parents can trust these products to meet the skincare needs of their children while keeping them safe from toxins and harsh chemicals found in other skincare lines. Gift sets are also available – perfect for the upcoming holiday season!



Check out all these awesome benefits of Little Green:

  • Safe, Gentle, Pure
  • Formulated for Sensitive Skin
  • Clinically & Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No Parabens, No Allergens
  • Gluten Free
  • Made in the USA
  • No Animal Testing
I love to have safe products to put on their skin when we travel so I love that Little Green offers Essential Sets for both Baby and Kids. They are perfect to throw in the suitcase on the way to vacation or a trip and then you have everything you need for bathtime!

We absolutely LOVE the Soothing Balm for EVERYTHING! We carry it at all times and my children apply it multiple times a day!

Essential Sets (Baby & Kids)

This on-the-go essentials set is packed with everything you need to cleanse, nourish and soothe the delicate skin of babies and sensitive skin of kids. A travel size Little Green Baby Shampoo & Body Wash and Nourishing Body Lotion along with a full size Soothing Balm all come packaged in a convenient, re-useable travel bag… great to slip into the diaper bag, backpack, airplane carry-on, or give as gift.

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Essential Kits for $22 from the Little Green website.

Win It: 

Little Green is generously offering (1) Essential Set for Kids to TWO lucky winners!


Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Essential Set for Kids

from Little Green
(TWO WINNERS)

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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* Thank you to Little Green for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Shark Steam and Spray

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We are moving to our new house soon and there is going to have to be some deep cleaning happening - both here at our current home and at the new house! The cleaning tools I most love in my house are my Shark products. They always succeed and conquer every cleaning test I throw at them!

When we move, I will definitely be using my awesome new Shark Steam & Spray.



The Steam & Spray is perfect for consumers who need extra cleaning power to deep clean and sanitize all hard floors and is safe to use around kids or pets.



I love how it gives me options! It offers three distinct ways to clean:
  1. Steam & Spray Mode is perfect for tough messes like stuck-on dirt or heavy traffic areas.
  2. Steam Mode tackles everyday cleaning and sanitizing jobs. Plus it's battery operated - go unplugged to spray and clean anytime anywhere!
  3. Spray Mode is ideal for quick, on-the-go messes and for use with Shark’s SaniFiber™ Disposable Pads – the first disposable pads offering the same cleaning performance as the reusable microfiber pads. Plus it's battery operated - go unplugged to spray and clean anytime anywhere!
Additional features include:


o Steam Energized™ Cleanser: Shark® Steam Energized™ Cleanser is non-toxic, biodegradable and safe around kids & pets.* Multi-purpose cleanser


o For the first time ever, Shark® actually gives you the choice of what type of pad to use-disposable or washable!

  • Disposable SaniFiber pads
  • Washable microfiber pad

The Shark® Steam and Spray™ is perhaps the MOST VERSATILE floor cleaning machine ever allowing you to clean your floors in THREE amazing ways! This is my new best friend as we transition, clean and move to a new place! My floors are the cleanest, shiniest and easiest to clean they have ever been!

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Shark Steam & Spray for $149.75 from the Shark website.

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* Thank you to Shark for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*