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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sail into Summer with @MAMBABY Pacifiers & Cups & Giveaway

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Sail into Summer with the Clear Collection of MAM Pacifiers! What better way to celebrate fun in the sun this Summer than with the Clear Collection from MAM. The Clear Collection has aquatic motifs with translucent shields that will get your little one ready for summer vacation in style.


Clever design and lightweight materials make MAM pacifiers a pleasure to use. All MAM pacifiers feature an orthodontically correct nipple design that allows little ones to safely satisfy their sucking reflex while maintaining proper jaw and tooth alignment.

MAM pacifiers feature an easy-to-grasp front knob and a curved shield for a comfortable fit that’s gentle on baby’s skin, thanks to generous air holes and MAM’s patented interior surface. MAM pacifiers are available in an assortment of colors and design motifs, and come in two nipple options: patented anti-slip Silk Teat™ Silicone or Natural Latex. Like all MAM products, the brand’s pacifiers are BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-Compliant.

Suggested retail price: MAM Pacifiers, $7.49 for a pack of two.

And for my children's liquid needs, MAM also offers great drinking cups!

MAM training cups combine form and function to successfully help babies learn to drink from a standard glass. Each cup is ergonomically designed to fit baby-sized hands, making them easy to grip and hold.

Their patented spill-proof spouts are ideal for on-the-go little ones and help prevent leaks and spills. Like all MAM products, the brand’s cups are BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant. In addition, MAM training cups are dishwasher safe and specially formulated to withstand steam sterilization in the microwave.

My favorite were the Learn To Drink Cup for my baby and the Sports Cup for my older children:

Learn to Drink Cup with Soft Spout

Ideal for baby’s transition from the breast or bottle to a training cup, this MAM Learn to Drink Cup features a soft spout and a slim shape that allows for an easy grip. Available in a 6 ounce size and recommended for babies age 6+ months.

My son really has a hard time transition from breast/bottle to sippy cup so this Learn to Drink cup is perfect for him! It is easy to hold, has a soft spout and is great for teething babies! :)

Suggested retail price: $6.99

Sports Cup

And for my older children, the Sports Cup is perfect for keeping them hydrated this Summer! 

This smart cup for the little big ones encourages independent drinking. The MAM Sports Cup features a spill-proof cap that stays closed but is always ready to drink. 

This is perfect size for my children's little hands and it is perfect to fill up and bring to the park, walks and pool to keep hydrated this summer!

It is available in an 11 oz. size and recommended for ages 12+ months.

Suggested retail price: 6.99

Buy It:

You can purchase all MAM products online from the MAM online shop and at local retailers.

Win It:

MAM is generously offering (1) Clear pacifiers set and a MAM Sports cup to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) MAM Clear Pacifiers and a Sports Cup


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

Summer Stress-Busting Herbal Remedies

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With summer in full swing, our schedules are becoming increasingly jam-packed with various social gatherings and get-togethers galore – making this the most stressful time of year. Instead of running to your nearest pharmacy to grab prescription pills to soothe the stress, the most effective and natural remedies can be found right in your kitchen.

To beat the stress and anxiety that follows the chaos and busyness of summer, the below Stress-Busting Herbal Remedies from world-renowned herbalist, Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac, A.H.G of Rainbow Light, are the perfect go-to antidotes that combine natural and herbal ingredients that calm and soothe.

Check them out below: 

3 Herbal Remedies to Soothe Summer Stress

By Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac, A.H.G of Rainbow Light

Calming After-Dinner Tea
  • 1 tbsp Linden (15ml)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Balm (10ml)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Chamomile Flowers (10ml)
  • 1.5 tsp Fennel Seed (7.5ml)
  • .5 tsp Stevia – optional (2.5ml)
  • 3 cups water (711ml)
Preparation: Infuse the herbs in freshly boiled water in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Strain out herbs and discard. Drink 1 or 2 cups as desired. Store cold. Great way to end a meal, and to help relax yourself before bedtime.

Stress-Buster Tea
  • 1 tbsp Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng) (15ml)
  • 2 tsp Linden flowers (10ml)
  • 2 tsp Oatstraw (10ml)
  • 1 tsp Kava Kava Root (5ml)
  • 1 tsp Orange Peel (5ml)
  • .25 tsp Stevia Herb (or to taste for sweetness) (1.25ml)
  • 3 cups water (711ml)
Preparation: Simmer ingredients in a covered pan or pot for 10 minutes, steep for about 15 minutes, strain and drink as needed; up to 5 cups (1180ml) a day. Perfect tea for supporting the adrenal glands, and to help counteract the harmful effects of stress.

Bedtime Bath Tea
  • 3 tbsp Chamomile Flowers (45ml)
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Balm (45ml)
  • 2 tbsp Lavender Flowers (30ml)
  • 2 tbsp Linden Flowers 30ml)
  • 6 cups waters (1422ml)
  • Several drops of essential oils such as Lavendar, Grapefruit, or Cedar (optional)
Preparation: Simmer the herbs in water for five minutes, covered, and let steep for 20 minutes. If desired, strain the herbs from the tea and discard. Add essential oil and shake wel. Add the team to a warm bath and enjoy. Serving: a single bath. This bath tea’s wonderful fragrance relaxes the spirit, and its healing substances soften the skin – the ultimate way to de-stress after a long day.


And to fight any summer sicknesses, I make sure to give my children supplements like the Gummy Omegalicious® Omega 3 Formula & Probiolicious™ Gummies. They love the gummy form and I love that they contain no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or additives. They also have no gluten, soy, yeast, milk, eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish!


Buy It:

You can purchase all Rainbow Light supplements from the Rainbow Light website.


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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Race Around with Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy!

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My husband is a big car guy. Therefore, my son wants to be just like dad. He wants to drive a car, go fast and be in control.

How does he do that? 

With his new Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy car! 


This fun car features custom styles and full-function R/C driving action with a dramatic 'high jump' feature. Push the button during the R/C drive sequence to trigger the jumping feature, and watch the vehicle roll back onto its wheels!


This car is really fun to drive around for all ages (even I had to have a turn!) and we have the perfect quiet neighborhood and road to drive it around on for hours!


This car features:

  • Full-function remote-controlled driving action
  • Push the button to see the jumping feature in action—vehicle rolls back onto its wheels
  • Flip stunts and 360 degree spins
  • Powered by: a rechargeable battery (includes wall charger)


I absolutely LOVE that it uses and includes a rechargeable battery and wall charger. It really saves on batteries. However, the controller requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included.

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My whole family had a blast driving around this car and watching it flip in the air and keep on going! We had races up and down the street, chased it around and watched it flip for hours!

Buy It:

You can purchase the Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy car for $47.49 from Kmart.

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

Finish Your Summer Projects with Dutch Boy Paints

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As a house owner, there ALWAYS seems to be a MILLION projects going on! When we moved in, the first project that got done was painting the bedrooms. One of the bedrooms was my baby's so I didn't want to pick just any ole' paint. I wanted one that was safe but also vibrant and washable!


That is why I turn to Dutch Boy Refresh paints EVERY TIME I paint any walls in our house! It is the only one I trust because it is GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certified and the color always looks great, the paint is easy to roll on and it is self-priming! I couldn't ask for any more!

Dutch Boy® Refresh® is a premium, self-priming paint that features long-term durability, stain resistance and scrubbability. Together with Arm & Hammer® technology, Refresh® Paint contributes to the reduction of odors and creation of a more beautiful environment. Refresh® Paint can be applied directly to previously painted surfaces or uncoated drywall without the use of a separate primer.


And don't worry...if you are looking to freshen up your ceilings along with your walls, they also offer a Dutch Boy Refresh Ceiling Paint! It is amazing what freshly painted ceilings can do for the look of a house!

And for all your fun summer DIY projects, check out their new Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint. It provides a trendy antique look when applied and provides surfaces such as varnished wood, bare wood, and laminate with a velvety, matte finish that creates a shabby chic look!


The new Dutch Boy® Chalky Finish Paint makes it easy for anyone to convert ordinary finds into one-of-a-kind pieces that never go out of style. Ideal for furniture and decorative pieces, this paint can turn everyday objects—frames, vases, even baskets—into elegant accessories.

Chalky Finish Paint provides a velvety, matte finish reminiscent of the shabby-chic trend that is popular amongst today’s homeowners. Application is easy, and the product can be used on previously painted surfaces, varnished wood, bare wood and laminate, resulting in a beautiful, antique finish—with or without distressing.


So, if you are looking to remodel, refinish, or just add a little fun to your furniture, then Dutch Boy Paints are a must have buy!

Buy It:

You can purchase Chalky Finish paint in 42 designer colors and retails for $19.97 per quart at Menards. You can also find the Refresh paints at Mendards. 

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Save BIG as You Head Back to School with #HPink!

I received compensation for my post as part of a promotional program with HP and MomSelect.


I have exciting news over here to share today..

I am headed back to school this Fall!

That's right! I am headed back to school to get my Early Childhood Education degree this Fall and I couldn't be more excited, nervous, stressed and so many emotions all in one! It has been a long time since I was in school but I am a learner at heart and I am excited to start learning and studying on a regular basis again! 

But with school comes expenses and so I need to start saving where I can! So I am always looking for a great deal that saves me some money as we head back to school this Fall. This week I found that great deal from HP!


Printing off all my school work, assignments, readings along with my son's school things can get expensive. But I am saving this year with a great deal on ink from HP!

Right now, HP is offering an amazing deal on their ink:

Buy one Original HP Ink, get a 2nd one at 50% off.


This is the best deal on HP ink since 2012, so you really need to take advantage of this great offer and stock up and save today!

This offer is available on the HP website, as well as at retailers such as Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot. The promotion started yesterday on 7/26 and ends on 8/1 so hurry to save today!


If you know you will be using your printer a lot more when school starts this year like I will be, then you have got to take advantage of this deal while you can! Save BIG on HP ink today!


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