Monday, September 29, 2014

"Fall in Love with Giveaways" Giveaway Hop Signups





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

"Fall in Love with Giveaways"

This Blog Hop is going to be open theme. Any prize 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: 10/6-10/20

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

Sign ups close 9/29

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, September 1, 2014

"Fall in to Green Living" Giveaway Hop Signups #fallgreenliving





Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes
"Fall in to Green Living"

This Blog Hop giveaway is going to be items that are Natural. Anything from cloth diapers and unpaper towels to natural cleaning and natural toys. Whatever is green and natural. 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: 9/8-9/22

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

Sign ups close 9/1

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


Monday, August 4, 2014

2nd Annual "Off to School We Go" Giveaway Hop SIGN UPS #off2school





Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes
2nd Annual "Off To School We Go"
This Blog Hop giveaway is going to be items that are meant for Back to School. Anything that has to do with school. From backpacks and pencils to lunchboxes and new clothes. Whatever your children need for back to school. 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. 
GRAND PRIZE
The grand prize for this giveaway hop will be a 1 year subscription to ABCmouse.com!
When: 8/11-8/25
Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!
Sign ups close 8/4
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


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Multitasking 101



*Disclaimer, I received compensation for this post 
As any mother knows, there are a large number of tasks that have to be completed throughout the day and it can be sometimes difficult to get everything done. Therefore, it is important to master the art of successful time management and multitasking. Here are a few ways to utilize your time and energy while multitasking at home. 

Invest in labor saving devices

A number of appliances can be purchased to make multitasking in the home much easier. A slimline dishwasher is an essential home appliance that can really help you save time when completing household chores. Research has shown that although women are much better at multitasking than men, they also need a little help from time to time. Take advantage of using appliances, especially these energy efficient devices and appliances, to help you get work done more quickly and efficiently. 

Plan your day

When making your plan, you should be realistic about the amount of tasks that you can get done so that you are not overworked and do not get overtired. Working out roughly on how long each task would take can help you to make sure that you have enough time to get everything done. Make sure that you allow time in your plan for short breaks throughout the day to help you conserve energy. 


Work in one room at a time

Don’t waste time by running around your whole house trying to get things done. Try to plan your tasks so that they take place in one room, so that you will not lose too much time while multitasking. Being in one room will also help you keep an eye on all of your various projects at the same time. 

Make a game out of work

If you have young children at home, trying to get work done while also giving them the time and attention they need can be both difficult and stressful. Try to involve them in your daily chores so that they receive attention while you work. You can also come up with games where your children actually help you complete your chores. 

These are just a few of the ways that you can manage multitasking in your home. If you have a lot of tasks to complete, make sure that you pace yourself so that you do not become too tired. Finding fun ways to complete the tasks can also make the day go much faster and become more enjoyable.
*Disclaimer, I received compensation for this post 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Help KIPP Academy wth Schoola #clothes4school



I received compensation for writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own

Schoola is a wonderful site. You can go on and donate directly to help fund a creative program (music, art, etc). OR you can order a bag from them and then fill it with clothes you no longer want/need and send it back and they donate money to a creative program school. A wonderful program indeed. 

Here's some ways you can help. 
When you click the site here you can donate directly. Also you can request a bag and they'll send $1 to a school. When you send that bag full of clothes back they will donate $2 for every $5 made. It's a great way to give back by spending little to no money at all.

I have chosen to support KIPP Academy, which is a school of music. So when you donate or order a bag that is the school the donations will go to.

I was in band in middle and high school. The opportunities I had in band were amazing. We went on trips (Myrtle Beach was the most memorable). Concerts, Marching Band, etc. It was all awesome. And the friends made were probably the best part. Friends you could relate too! Band was so amazing to me an really helped expand my love of music. So I like to support it anywhere I can.

This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. Click here to learn more about Schoola. Click here to see what people are saying.

Jamberry Review



I received samples from Jamberry for the sole purpose of this review
Having painted nails is important to me. It makes you look so much more put together and ready to go. But painting my nails with 3 kids is a pain. Not only do I never have enough time to paint AND wait for them to dry, they would be chipped within 1-2 days after completing the paint job. So I've searched for other options. I love doing gel nails, but it is a long process of doing them. So I've discovered Jamberry and I'm so excited to share these with you!

 I had already used Brush Strokes before getting a pic!
Brush Strokes, Peacock, Icy Rose Polka, and Neptune