Mikarose Review and $50 Giveaway: Reinventing Modesty


About Mikarose Mikarose is a clothing company that specializes in modest, elegant and fashionable dresses. Our company's idea evolved when the owners realized how difficult it was to find modest dresses in today's market. We are sure you have had similar experiences when looking for a modest dress. After many frustrating outings, we formed Mikarose. Our goal is to provide an extensive line of modest dresses, without having to sacrifice style. You will be able to wear our line to a broad range of functions: from everyday events to corporate parties. We hope to not only meet the needs of women looking for modest wear, but all those who are seeking elegant dresses. {Pictured Wearing Mikarose Daisy Dress} ~~~ ~~~ Reaction I always like to look nice, but I don't think I need to sacrifice "revealing it all"  to look good. I love that most of the dresses have a design that works with our daily lives rather than being stiff or uncomfortable. The top has a feminine lace overlay … [Read more...]

June Flash Giveaway #3: Velveta Warmer Set {$70 value}

Ready for some fun? It’s time for another FLASH GIVEAWAY for the Month of June!!!I've joined some super awesome bloggers and hosts My Crafty Life and Full Price? Never! to bring you this cool flash giveawayfor a Velata Warmer prize pack! Ready for the giveaway? How about a Velata warmer which comes with 4 matching fondue forks,and 2 bags of chocolate... a $70 value {including shipping}! … [Read more...]

June Flash Giveaway #2: Thirty-One {Value $80}

Ready for some fun? It’s time for another FLASH GIVEAWAY for the Month of June!!! We have 6 more planned for you… but today we are so excited to bring you a giveaway for 2 awesome 31 Bags {perfect for summer}!!! I’ve joined some super awesome bloggers and hosts My Crafty Life and Full Price? Never! to bring you this cool flash giveaway! … [Read more...]

Join Us for Feed Me Friday~Email Subscription #Bloghop

  <center><a href="http://naptimeismytime.com/category/feed-me-friday"><img src="http://naptimeismytime.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FeedMeFriday.jpg" /></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...]

Wordless Wednesday: What’s hiding in the garden? @GoGreenNGiggle {linky}


My 7 year old has been fascinated with butterflies since the butterfly growing project at school. I had decided it might be a fun summer project as well. I was all set to order the eggs and did lots of research on host plants for caterpillars. Over 3 months ago, we started our Giggling Garden Gang Sunflowers so I was excited to see that we could use their leaves to feed the caterpillars. Look what I found when I was checking on my sunflowers Someone had been eating my Sunflower leaves I took a little closer look... {Slimy} The boys have been super excited to watch the transformation. Slimy is now in the chrysalis stage and we are patiently waiting to see his beautiful arrival!   … [Read more...]

Textured icing with @WiltonCakes icing combs: Strawberry Margarita cake recipe too


I prefer to make homemade gluten free cakes from scratch. I am able to create delicious cakes with creative flavors, but for some reason decorating is not my forte. One of my many challenges for this year is to work on improving my cakes' visual presence. I decided to use my go-to Gluten Free Strawberry cake recipe paired with Wilton's Key Lime Buttercream icing recipe to get some decorating practice in. I am a bit of a perfectionist. After doing some research, I decided to test out Wilton's 3 Pc. Icing Comb Set that is they are more beginner friendly than Icing Smoother.  To learn more about the Icing Comb Set or other decorating options click here to see their 20 Products in 20 Days line. To buy visit Wilton or also find in retail stores such as Walmart and Hobby Lobby. First, Create your Strawberry cake ~Gluten Free Strawberry Cake Recipe~ While I have attempted using both sugar free and regular strawberry jello, I recommend regular for color, taste, and consistency … [Read more...]

Switch old light bulbs w/ @GElighting & @SamsClub for sustainable living & your budget #GELighting #CBias

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When most people become parents, I think we begin to realize that the world is bigger than us. Before kids I made efforts to live a green lifestyle, but it wasn't until I had them that I really became active in sustainable living. I became aware of how society as a majority is happy with the status quo, but I wasn't. I didn't want my kids to live a life where they think that being rude is acceptable and preserving our environment is someone else's problem. Sustainable Living Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and his/her own resources.[1] Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet Since my first son was born, I began the process of the transformation toward sustainable living. It wasn't always easy, but now that I look back I love how much my 3 boys have learned from my journey. They are … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Recliner Giveaway

I'm sure all Dad wants for Father's Day is to relax, right? Why not give him what he wants? What Dad wouldn't love a BRAND NEW RECLINER AND OTTOMAN?  We have just what he wants, and a chance to WIN a Brand New Recliner sponsored by Wholesale Furniture Brokers! **Event Hosted by Raising My 5 Sons We bring you this Wholesale Furniture Brokers San Antonio Recliner Giveaway!!! Enter below using the simple Rafflecopter form. (Wait for form to load) Complete the mandatory entry first and then continue to the bonus entries. You will have many chances to enter to WIN, and with 2 weeks to enter you have plenty of time to get your entries in! Giveaway open to US residents and will run from June 2, 2012 at 12:01 am EST- June 16, 2012 at 12:01 am EST The winner will be able to choose from a black, brown, or taupe San Antonio leather recliner and ottoman by Southern Enterprises. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

The Forever Marilyn Collection Shines on Blu-ray July 31st {Born June 1, 1926}


Did you know today would have been Marilyn Monroe's 86th Birthday? She just seems like a person that was beautiful inside & out! “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe~ FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN WITH THE LEGENDARY BEAUTY   Featuring Seven Classic Films, Marilyn is Flawless in This One-of-a Kind Premium Blu-ray Collection Available in July   Celebrate the life, the legend and the beauty of Marilyn Monroe.  The iconic blonde bombshell shines in high definition in FOREVER MARILYN: THE BLU-RAY COLLECTION.  With classics like The Misfits and Some Like It Hot as well as new-to-Blu-ray titles How to Marry A Millionaire, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Seven Year Itch, There’s No Business Like Show … [Read more...]