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Friday, October 31, 2014

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.

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


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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.*

Book Review: Lady at Willowgrove Hall

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About the book:

Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.

His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.

Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady's companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she's desperately hidden for years.

Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own --- one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father's position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he'll never be free to find his own way in the world. He'll never be free to fall in love.

When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?


About the author:

Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. The Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

My Opinion

I am not always a fan of Jane Austen type books but Sarah E. Ladd is one of the authors I really enjoy reading these types of books from. I read the previous book in this series, The Headmistress of Rosemere, and really enjoyed it and Lady at Willowgrove Hall was no different for me!

Sarah E. Ladd really has a way of writing that immediately draws you into the book and captures your attention throughout!

Buy It: 

You can purchase Lady at Willowgrove Hall for $10.11 from Amazon.com

Award-winning author Sarah E. Ladd examines how to escape the clutches of a tainted past in the final installment of her Whispers on the Moor series. A Regency-era novel, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall cleverly shows that even though our pasts may be shameful or painful, God can take the darkest personal histories and turn them into the brightest futures.

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
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* Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hide 'n Spin Monkey Toy

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With my third child being born in August, I am on the lookout for new toys for him to play with because most of our old ones are pretty worn out, broken or forgotten somewhere by the other two older children! I love to watch my children light up when they get a new toy and I can't wait for my son to reach the age of playing with toys regularly!

But my favorite toys are the ones that all three can play with and love and that is what I got with the Having a Ball™ Hide 'n Spin Monkey™ from Bright Starts™.


This irresistible monkey will keep baby engaged and on the move. Press the bright lights on the monkey's hat to hear the names of colors. Practice motor skills by picking up balls and putting them into monkey's hat. Press the monkey's nose to see the balls drop into the Monkey's hat and down into the barrel and spin round and round. Watch the monkey hide in the barrel and come back up to play again! Open or close the leaf gates to control the ball-chasing fun and light up buttons allow baby to hear colors and shapes, along with silly monkey sounds and melodies. Baby can sit and play now, and stand to play with monkey later. 


Features:

• Silly monkey sounds, melodies and lights
• Light up buttons introduce baby to shapes and counting
• 2 ways to play: sit or stand
• Drop balls into the barrel, press nose and the monkey hides
• Drop balls into the hat, and the monkey counts and peeks out
• Leaf gates control ball-chasing fun
• Balls spin and roll
• Includes 4 AA batteries
• Includes 5 balls


This toy is great for all ages because of the lights, silly sounds and songs! There are lots of different activites on this monkey for each age group - sounds and lights will entertain babies, dropping the balls into the hat and barrel and pressing the nose for young toddlers and practicing counting and shapes with older toddlers. I love that this toy will grow with my littlest guy and will be a source of fun and laughter for many years!

Take the time to be silly, live in the moment and enjoy the best sound in the entire world - your baby's laughter with this Hide 'n Spin Monkey from Bright Starts!

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Hide 'n Spin Monkey for $39.88 from Amazon.com

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