Love Shutterfly for Custom Valentine’s


Do you love photo gifts as much as I do? See some of our past Valentine's from Shutterfly It helps all the great photo promotions that go on year round! Currently I have a $20 Shutterfly credit good for anything and free photo book that expire today. For the price of shipping (or a little extra depending on your wants), I think it's great to take advantage of these great deals for Valentine's Day and other upcoming holidays. We move around a lot, but I love to send special Valentine's to Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Greatparents, etc... to let them know they are loved and to see how the boys have grown. This is one of my favorite Valentine's. However, my boys are a bit anti-pink so I decided to keep looking ;) See what I made with my $20! Stationery card View the entire collection of cards. Want in on the great deals? Don't forget to sign up for their emails so you don't miss out on these promotions! ~~~ What do you love to make with all the photos you … [Read more...]

@YumEarth Holiday Gummy Bears Review & Giveaway #glutenfree #momsparkmedia


Holidays are not an exception to the healthy rule in our house. However, I don't think we have to miss out on the fun of holiday treats. As a gluten free and peanut free house, I am always looking for products that provide healthy and allergy friendly choices. Last Easter, I found out about YumEarth (To see the YumEarth Sour Beans Review click here) On to the Holiday Gummy Bears... YumEarth tastes much better than mass produced chemical candy because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients to sweeten our lives & yours. YumEarth. Good for us. Good for Mother Earth. "Santa" knows that we don't take a break for the holiday so he can provide Mom-approved stocking stuffers rather than the traditional candy options.  Reaction: With our middle son having Celiac Disease, I am a huge fan of individual packages since we have to provide him snack 5 days a week. Obviously, adding the convenience with the all natural factor, I am already pleased with the … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffer idea: @colgatesmile Holiday Packs for Kids #CBias #HolidaySmiles


Healthy living for us doesn't take a break for the holidays. Teaching our kids healthy habits is important and it should start in the beginning.  In the beginning, we are establishing a foundation for our children. Take for example our boys, they got really excited about getting toothbrushes when Trick or Treating and looked forward to donating their Halloween Candy to Soldiers overseas.I am sure some might find it odd how kids get excited about those things, but it's all they know and I am proud of that! I know that all the options can be over-whelming especially when you are trying to teach your kids to make healthy choices. Here's an example of the temptations at Walmart Every year rather than putting lots of candy and toys in their stockings that will end up lying around, we put in character-themed hygiene items such as toothbrush, bubble bath, etc... This year consider taking the time during Christmas to bring Holiday Smiles using Colgate HolidayPacks as Stocking Stuffers … [Read more...]

Colgate Holiday Tunes & more featured in Party Blu Prints Holiday gift guide #HolidayGuide #CBias


It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...and that means holiday shopping for the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers!  Not sure where to start? Check out Party Blu Prints holiday e-guide! Why should this be your holiday guide?Dawn & Elizabeth (co-founders of Party Blu Prints) are lifestyle & entertaining experts. They have been featured on NBC's Today Show, Redbook, Martha Stewart Radio, and more! In this technology-driven society, I still love magazines. However, this holiday e-gift guide allows me the convenience of a magazine layout in a clickable holiday guide rather than me taking notes from a magazine to look up later (which I usually don't do anyways.) The festive detail really gets me in the holiday mood paired with content that appeals to everyday people. Inside the Holiday Celebrations 2012 eguide you’ll find HOT Holiday products and savings. Who can't use some saving this time of year whether it be free shipping, coupon, promo codes, and more? Not … [Read more...]

California Wine Club spreading the Holiday Cheer to wine enthusiasts #momsparkmedia


Last minute holiday shopping is the worst! However, sometimes we have those people on our list that we just don't know what to get. I am a huge fan of subscriptions for variety. Introducing... I have to admit when shopping for wines I feel over-whelmed there are so many choices and I never know where to start. With California Wine Club, they take the time to select the wines and honor that with a 100% guarantee that assures you “never to get burned.” So what exactly does wine club package look like? You will find 2 bottles of wine safely tucked inside styrofoam packaging. Just remove the top to reveal the month's selection. Reaction: I would highly suggest California Wine Club as a holiday gift, hostess present for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years this season, etc.... While you could easily buy a questionable bottle off the shelf, I love the dedication put into to each month's selection of wines. The recipient will receive an edition of Uncorked each month that … [Read more...]

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Kids: Stocking Stuffer Ideas that keep giving!


Still looking for ideas for Christmas? SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Kids is THE magazine for boys and girls who love sports. It presents sports the way kids want to read about them: with great action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics, and activities. SI Kids is a great way to encourage kids to read, and it has won highest honors from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents' Choice Award. Special Offer: Receive an entire year of SI Kids in print and on tablet for only $19.95! You can subscribe HERE. Need more reasons to give the gift of SI Kids this season? Reason #1: It’s the perfect stocking stuffer. Reason #2: It promotes reading for children who are reluctant readers. Reason #3: Each issue is full of exciting stories, photos and games that are a perfect distraction while traveling. Reason #4: No gift wrapping – it’s delivered straight to your door. Reason #5: It’s the gift that … [Read more...]

@uncommongoods: Gifts Moms Love gift set Review {chance for $50 gift for you}


As we know, not all mothers are created equal so why should they all get the same cookie cutter gifts? Uncommongoods offers cute mothers day gifts that are well-rounded no matter what kind of mother you have (see ideas here) ! Love to give flowers for Mother's Day? Look at these lasting “plants” along with more  steel gifts here for any occasion. Don't forget to check out more gifts for men here for Father's Day suggestions as well! Gifts Moms Love Gift Set  Items in this gift set are some of the top earners of the statement, "I love that!!" from those who know best.. our moms! We absolutely guarantee recipients will find these items a must have! For the whimsical mother... {Hidden Animal Mug} For the romantic mother... {Heart Vase} For the practical mother... {Stackable Lunch Pot} To buy or learn more about Uncommongoods, visit their website or find them on Google+ to stay connected Reaction Whether you are a mom or not, you know that from moment to moment … [Read more...]

Suggestions for Allergy-Friendly Easter @Smarties @YummyEarthCandy along with some #GlitternGlue & #EasterSmiles #cbias


{Smarties are a safe allergy-friendly option}  {Yummy Earth Sour Beans}  {Elmer's Glitter n Glue ideas: pictured below my Easter wreath & find more suggestions via Elmer's on Pinterest} {Easter Bunny Coconut Cake} {Find Suggestions with Easter Smiles via CBSocially on Pinterest} Please note: This post is not compensated beyond original reviews just supporting great brands & bloggers. … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge: Week 3 Yellow


Welcome to Week 3 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups. Every holiday I tell my husband to not get me anything, but he never listens. Whenever I think of yellow, flowers are the first thing that come to mind yet I was determined to come up with something unique.  Voila! I will give him credit that he gave me my muse for this week's photography challenge. I took picture after picture before I took a bite.  He gave me a gift that captures my love of art and chocolate!   This week’s photography tip is from Faith Massey.  Faith owns and operate Images by Faith Portrait Art, a boutique studio nestled in the Lake Norman area, just outside Charlotte, NC. Her passion for art started early and she explored many different mediums but found her true love in photography after having my first child in 1994. After moving from California in 2004 she opened her studio in … [Read more...]

@Heelysworldwide fun for kids & your inner child: roll or walk with these dual function shoes #Heelys


Heely's is not a new concept, but new to us.  I remember seeing Teens racing down the sidewalks & Mall thinking it seems kind of dangerous.  However, you can't deny that it does seem fun too.  I gave in and decided to let my 6 year old test them out. About Heelys are the two-in-one shoe that lets you take life at your own pace. With the wheels out, the stylish designs perform and look just like any other shoe. When you easily put the wheels in, you roll at a different speed. Heelys are about exploring your freedom, unleashing the fun and empowering you to be fearless. To buy or learn more about Heely's visit their website. Click here to find a local retailer   Double Threat (pictured below) Combining form and function, Double Threat's sleek, multi textured design and stealth wheels bring you the best of both worlds. Wear them as a cool looking pair of shoes or pop in the wheels when you're ready to have some fun. Reaction I have been a bit of a … [Read more...]