Monday, December 29, 2014

"Gifts of Love" Giveaway Hop Sign Ups #giftoflove





Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes

"Gifts of Love"

This Blog Hop is Gifts of Love. Prizes for Valentine's Day. Any family friendly item that you would give as a gift is acceptable for this giveaway hop. There are lots of options for finding a prize for this wonderful event. Your only mission is to find the perfect prize pack for your blog!

Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 

Joining this Blog Hop is FREE as long as you share the announcement in some way. It takes 2 seconds to do this!! Tweet, pin, or share on FB. 

When: 1/5-1/19

Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!

Sign ups close 12/29

Add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST share this announcement in order to participate in this hop.
You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here


Monday, December 1, 2014

"Pink & Blue: Babies are One" Giveaway Hop SIGN UPS #pinkandblue






Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes

"Pink & Blue: Babies are One"

Last year Michelle and I did a "Pink and Blue: Babies are Due" Giveaway hop. Michelle had her little girl on December 10th and I had my little boy on January 12th! So both of their first birthdays are coming up and so we've decided to carry on with that and keep the name!

This giveaway is going to be prizes with the theme TODDLER. Anything for ages 1-3 years is acceptable for this giveaway hop. There are lots of options for finding a prize for this wonderful event. Your only mission is to find the perfect prize pack for your blog!

Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. 

Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 

There will also be a GRAND PRIZE for this giveaway!! We have already secured a Combi High Chair in choice of color! There might be more though.

Joining this Blog Hop is FREE as long as you share the announcement in some way. It takes 2 seconds to do this!! Tweet, pin, or share on FB. 

When: 12/8-12/22

Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!

Sign ups close 12/1

Add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST share this announcement in order to participate in this hop.
You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here


Friday, November 28, 2014

What to Look for in School Uniforms



The number of schools that require students wear uniforms seems to rise each year. No longer reserved for private schools alone, many public schools now use uniforms as a way to cut down on bullying. When all kids wear the same things, there's less fighting over designer labels and expensive clothing. Before buying uniforms for your kids, there are a few things you want to keep in mind.

Comfort 

Kids love running around the playground and chasing their friends, which is why comfort is key. You want to look for clothing that lacks any labels that might scratch against their backs or necks. You may also want to look for clothing made from cotton, which is lightweight and breathable. This keeps kids from overheating and sweating.

Color

Your child's school will likely have some restrictions in place regarding the colors allowed. Whether you need skirts, pants, shirts or undergarments, you want to ensure that each piece fits those color requirements.

Size

Before you buy any item of clothing, make sure that it's the right size for your child. Bloomers are small shorts that fit underneath skirts and let little girls play with ease, but if you buy the wrong size, those bloomers might ride up underneath her skirt and keep her from feeling comfortable. Shop now to find bloomers designed for little girls that work well when worn under uniforms, with cheerleading skirts and other outfits. You can find dozens of colors and styles.
*Disclaimer, I received compensation for this post


Keep Your Home Sparkling Clean: Hire a Cleaning Service



Keep Your Home Sparkling Clean: Hire a Cleaning Service 

Everyone loves coming home to a clean house, but it takes hard work and a lot of time to get a house looking its best. People that spend long hours at the office or care for young children all day may not have enough time or energy to clean their homes on a regular basis. For these busy individuals, a cleaning service is a great investment. 

More Time to Spend with Friends and Family

One of the most positive aspects of hiring a cleaning service is the extra time you’ll have to spend with the people you care about most. Instead of spending your weekends mopping floors and dusting ceiling fans, you can catch a game with your daughter, go shopping with your mom or just enjoy a lazy day around the house.

Your Time Is Valuable

Time is a valuable commodity, and there are probably many people vying for your attention. Whether it’s your boss needing you to work overtime or your son wanting you to play chess, you’ve got a lot of demands on your time. Hiring someone to clean your home is a great way to squeeze a little extra time out of each day.

Professionalism

Once you’ve decided to hire a cleaning service, hire professionals. Don’t trust your home and possessions to just anyone. Make sure the cleaning service is trustworthy. This is why cleaning services like Maid Right are bonded and insured. They want their clients to feel safe, secure and protected. 

Training

Investing in a cleaning service is a big decision. You want to make sure you’re spending your money wisely. Cleaning crews that have been thoroughly trained provide the best value since they’ve been taught to clean efficiently and thoroughly. 

Cleaning Products and Services

Make sure the company you hire to clean your house uses high-quality cleaning products. HEPA filters used in vacuum cleaners can greatly reduce the amount of fine dust and other particles in your home. Quality cleaning products disinfect your home thoroughly and get it looking and smelling great.

Hiring a cleaning service is an investment in yourself. Therefore, hire trustworthy professionals that will get your house sparkling clean at an affordable price. Once you’ve chosen a service, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your clean home. 
*Disclaimer, I received compensation to write this post


Merry Fluffy Christmas GRAND PRIZE Sponsor Spotlight- Smart Bottoms #FluffyXmas





Smart Bottoms has quickly become one of my favorite Diaper brands! They are made right in the US which is important to me. (Actually they're from MI like me!!) They also offer a 45 day money back guarantee. If you're not happy with your order they will refund your money.

We have recently gotten the AIO and I am in love with it! It has a long soaker that you can fold to fit for your childs needs and it's been perfect!

But they also offer accessories like the Swim Diaper and the Wet Bag!


They are so adorable!

But one of you will have the chance to WIN them!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS GRAND PRIZE
For the Merry Fluffy Christmas Grand Prize, Smart Bottoms is offering one reader the chance to win a Swim Diaper and a Wet Bag. Worth $33

Giveaway begins on the 1st!!


Merry Fluffy Christmas GRAND PRIZE Sponsor Spotlight- Buttons #FluffyXmas



I received a sample from Buttons for the sole purpose of this review

I've worked with Buttons in the past and I love them. They have quickly become one of my favorite diapering systems. So when I saw they released Hemp inserts I was all over that. I couldn't wait to try them. I love using Hemp over Microfiber as it's a natural material, doesn't hold stink as easy and is much more absorbent. So I knew I'd love the new inserts. But they also sent me a cute new printed cover as well. 

I received the Hero cover with 1 Hemp insert.