Join me for Feed Me Friday Email Subscription Blog Hop

  <center><a href=""><img src="" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

Use Trend Guide to look runway worthy your way! #CBias


I don't know about you, but I spend most of my time fussing over my family. I used to be just an after thought. With my youngest getting ready to turn 3, I am able to give myself more attention. Doesn't it feel great to be able to showcase YOU with fashion? ~~~ First impression means everything from how we present ourselves to how brands make us feel. With Free Shipping to USA from London and a modern easy-to-use website, Boohoo makes a great first impression! ~~~ ~~~ Who has the time to keep up with all the latest trends? Boohoo's Trend Guide is a great resource. I don't necessarily like trends just because it's a trend. You won't catch me wearing something hideous just because it's on the IT List. However, I love to get suggestions and mix & match to make my outfits represent me! Remember to check back each week as they release new collections to keep you up on what's in! ~~~ I am normally wear ... or ~~~ However, I really surprised myself by how much I … [Read more...]

Create Retro Elegance w/@OASAP #beauty #fashion #shopping


Not sure when it all started, but I have learned that I have expensive taste. My eye is caught by gorgeous apparel that usually has a price tag that makes me gasp or even worse price upon request. It is tragic really since I am not one to buy myself something extravagant especially not on a whim. That's not to say I don't own some pricey items, but those items I longed for and saved for until I could feel great about owning them. I have been searching for stores either on or offline that could meet my fashion needs without breaking our budget. Introducing Oasap is a fashion lovers delight! With items ranging from $10-$200, they have something for every price range. With over 500 new items being added each week, I am constantly pleased with the selection. Did I mention that they offer free shipping on every order? Not to mention these types of promotions: free dress with $65 purchase $15 credit for "Pin"ning 20% for new customers See this skirt it looks runway worthy, … [Read more...]

Choose to Reuse Eco-Friendly Giveaway Event {value $30+}


Thank you for joining us for The Choose To Reuse Giveaway Hop! This wonderful event is hosted by The Organic Times, Happy Mothering & Earth Faerie Momma. There are 40+ blogs participating and each one of them has a giveaway worth $25 or more. This event will end Friday, August 17th at 11:59pm EST. After you enter my giveaway be sure to hop on over to the other blogs found on the list down below!  Choice of 3 Smash Me Vegan Mineral Eye Shadows Choice of Kid Basix Stainless Steel Drinkware Enter to win now! a Rafflecopter giveaway Below see the other participating blog giveaways Disclaimer: Great Contradictions and the other Choose To Reuse bloggers are not responsible for unfulfilled prizes. … [Read more...]

Smash Me Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow #choosetoreuse #sustainability #beauty


About Vegan high quality, super pigmented eyeshadow. Like my shop on facebook for a special 10% off coupon code! Also every first time buyer will receive a coupon code for 15% off their next purchase! Don't forget I customize everything I make too! Just send me a custom item request on my shop page and I will get right on it!   {eye shadow from top left clockwise: copper, orchid, deathstar, morganite, & distressed} I like to keep my makeup fairly basic i.e. eye shadow, mascara, & lipstick. However, I LOVE to have fun with my eye makeup. Smash Me offers a great variety of hues. I love the sets such as the Sublime or Katy Perry Collections. Not sure which to choose? Smash Me offers sample packs so you can choose 5 colors to test. The samples have enough for a few applications. I am legally blind so eye shadow application is one of my weaknesses ;) See me wearing Morganite & Distressed Here wearing deathstar and blended with white Please note: I was not … [Read more...]

Save America’s Mustangs to preserve American Heritage for the future #SaveAmericasMustangs #CBias


I am a small town Kansas girl at heart. However, my boys have for the majority of their lives lived in the city.  As a child, those days at my aunt & uncle's farm are some of my fondest memories. However, what stands out the most was when I was in 3rd grade, we went to visit my great aunt in Washington state. She had several horses, and one of them was a "star" horse that was on the show Northern Exposure. We spent 3 weeks traveling from Kansas to Washington visiting sites from the Grand Canyon to Disneyland yet family time riding horses is the most memorable. I don't remember the rides I rode at Disneyland, but I remember the feeling of riding my first horse, Bonnie. I have been wanting for a while to let my kids experience the small town living that I had grown accustomed to. Last weekend when we were back home visiting relatives, we went to one of my longtime friend's farm. My husband and I joke that I am the small town country girl and him the city boy who has never rode a … [Read more...]

Kid Basix: Safe Sporter Stainless Steel Water bottle #choosetoreuse #sustainability


About Kid BasixAt Kid Basix, we started a revolution when we rethought the sippy cup and created the Safe Sippy™ no-spill bottle from clean, non-leaching stainless steel. But while BPA-free products are still important to parents, the world is changing. Safety, value, the environment - they are all important now. And Kid Basix will continue to be at the forefront of that conversation as we !rethink: EVERYTHING. Reaction Kid Basix Safe Sporter is perfect for all 3 of my boys from age 3 to 7. The modern design makes it appear more grown-up while offering safer drinking thanks to the non-leaching stainless steel, BPA & phthalate free materials used to make the Kid Basix products. The Safe Sporter comes in 2 sizes: 12 ounce or 16 ounce along with a variety of colors to choose from. With a prolonged heat advisory, we have been getting a lot of use out of our Safe Sporter to keep us hydrated. I love the gripper to help kids get a good hold of their drink To buy or learn more … [Read more...]

Join us for Feed Me Friday Email Subscription Blog Hop

  <center><a href=""><img src="" /></a></center> Welcome to Feed Me Friday Blog Hop, hosted by Oh So Savvy Mom, Nap Time is My Time, Great Contradictions and Just Us Four! Feed Me Friday is a Blog Hop to help you meet new bloggers and build your e-mail subscription. Want to be a part of Feed Me Friday? Just follow these simple rules: … [Read more...]

Joovy Bicycoo BMX review from the eyes of a middle child


I never get bored of my kid's new accomplishments & 1st's. I am that mom that photographs every moment. I would just hate to miss that look of excitement of them realizing "I did it!" "Look at how big I am" type moments. Our middle son is turning 5 in August. The hard part about having 3 kids is that the middle one often is treated older or younger based on the situation. I try to put in perspective (and remind my husband) of how old each of them are so we don't treat them like babies or expect too much. Anyways, back to the task at hand. Hunter has been ready to move from tricycle to big boy bike. I have been doing research to figure out what to get him. Have you heard about balance bikes? Traditionally, training wheels are the way to go when teaching kids to ride a bike. They focus on learning to pedal and then learn to balance later. However, with balance bikes, they learn to balance first. Balance is the key to successfully learning to ride a … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: Alarm Clock #Giveaway

All of our boys are early risers. There have been many mornings when one of the younger ones will come into our room before the sun is even up, ready to start the day. We have to continually send them back to their room. The Stoplight Alarm Clock is the perfect solution! It's a visual aid that shows kids when it's time to get up. The clock features red and green lights that can be easily set by parents. When the red light is on, kids know that it is still time to sleep. When the green light turns on, it gives kids the all clear to get out of bed. A digital clock and optional beeping alarm function are also included. There's a yellow light that can be used as a nightlight. We were sent a Stoplight clock to try out. The boys were a little surprised to get the girl version but they still thought it was neat. We put it in our two and four year old's room. They were so excited to use it! We explained what the lights meant and told them to watch for the green light. Sure enough, the next … [Read more...]