Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {Purple}

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups. This week's color is Purple. I have never been much of a girly girl so pink doesn't suit me. However, purple has this vibe of powerful femininity that is versatile. When you starting looking for colors, they start to catch your eye in some of the most amazing ways! This week’s tips also come from Jen Villa, photographer, collage artist and owner of The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis, Massachusetts. She is a trained photographer and alumni of world-renowed photography school, Brooks Institute of Photography. She has been studying art for over fifteen years and worked as a food and editorial photographer for award winning publication, The Santa Barbara Independent. Her photography and artwork have a very unique style and combine her love for the ocean and passion for travel. Want to participate in our challenge?  It’s … [Read more...]

What’s better than a child cooking with you? When they are wearing an adorable @BuyCuteAprons of course!

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It is recommended that eating should be fun for kids, which is especially important when dealing with food restrictions. When we allow the boys to help us cook, they seem to enjoy eating even more. Children's cooking apron makes cooking good, clean fun for everyone! About Our selection of Cute Aprons include all of the Top American and UK apron designs with more apron styles and brands being added regularly. Brands include Cupcake Provocateur, Jessie Steele, Sugar Baby Aprons, Ulster Weavers and many more. How Buy Cute Aprons began.... We set up Buy Cute Aprons in February 2011 after noticing that these fun and elegant styles of aprons were becoming decidedly popular in the United States, but the availability of cute and elegant aprons in the UK was few and far between. Kirsteen personally chooses which aprons to stock through personal preference and consulting with friends. Each apron supplier has their own great story to tell and this shows through in the quality of their … [Read more...]

Going Green with @GoGreenNGiggle Garden Activity Gift Set #GoGreenNGiggle #cbias

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Parents have big shoes to fill when it comes to raising their kids. Overall, I just want to know that I taught my kids to be good people. To me, good people means realizing that there is more than just us to worry about. How do our actions affect others? Teaching our kids sustainability through kid-friendly sustainable activities such as gardening can be an easy & fun way to spend with the family while going green. Introducing Go Green and Giggle Book & Tote Garden Activity Gift Set  for indoor/outdoor gardening. All you need is water! Giggling Green Gang's website has the perfect combination of information & fun! Buying takes place through Amazon, which is convenient to order with quick shipping. While waiting on Giggling Green Gang to arrive, you can read up on fun facts & activities with your kids. It seems that winter skipped over us in Oklahoma. However, I am not going to complain about this beautiful weather. We have been spending a lot of time outside. Once … [Read more...]

Drain Claw Review: Green way to unclog a drain

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~Save $$$ with The Drain Claw ~Stop using dangerous chemicals ~Use The Drain Claw over and over ~Safest-Easiest tool to unclog a slow drain Slow drains are annoying especially when taking showers with standing water. Did you know that hair is the leading cause of slow drains? There is no better way to open a clogged drain caused by hair. The Drain Claw is the GREENEST drain cleaner. Just Uncoil drain claw then... Reaction When choosing household products, we often consider how safe it is for the kids, pets, and environment. I love that the drain claw is an easy step to living a greener life that anyone can do. Our 2 year old had recently found a new joy--flushing everything down the toilet. We got broken into using an auger and taking apart a toilet. If you have ever used an auger (or snake) in your toilet, the drain claw is the same concept. It worked great at removing hair and build-up. Anyways, the drain claw is a great reusable tool to unclog a drain that doesn't require … [Read more...]

Attention Bloggers: Join us for Earth Day Event sponsored by @ecofoilpans

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    Signups are open for Earth Day Event co-hosted by ShePromotes and Way2GoodLife and sponsored by Eco-Foil Pans!   What is it You probably got the hint from the title, but just in case if you didn’t – this event welcomes all eco-friendly products and services. Anything you can think about that is reusable, recycled, recyclable, and otherwise supporting sustainable living is a great fit for the event. What is required? $25 minimum total prize. You are more than welcome to have multiple packages as long as each of them is at least $25. You are required to have a giveaway dedicated to this event. The giveaway must have the start and end date of the Earth Day Event. We will provide the code to be inserted in the giveaway post. A sticky post is preferred, but not required. Any blog that doesn’t post the giveaway by 12 pm EST on April 12 will be removed from the list. Additional Exposure As part of the event, we will have an event page that lists … [Read more...]

Friends with Kids releases March 9th: Must-see comedy

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RELEASE DATE: MARCH 9th Friends With Kids stars Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"), Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns.   Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release Friends With Kids on March 9, 2012. SYNOPSIS:  Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive andeverything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there’s a better way.  They decide to have a kid together - and date other people. Jennifer Westfeldt wrote, directed, and stars in the romantic comedy Friends with Kids. She plays Julie, a Manhattanite whose biological clock is about to run out, so she convinces her longtime platonic best friend, Jason (Adam Scott) to father a child with her. They seem … [Read more...]

Creativity Matters: Join @LisaLoeb & @Crayola for “Inside the Crayon Box”

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Creativity matters. It´s a skill that all children can learn and when it´s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century. Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they´re inviting parents "Inside the Crayon Box," for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child´s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you´ll want to join us to learn and share! The first "Inside the Crayon Box" live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Join Crayola and musician, children´s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page.Lisa, best-known for her number one hit "Stay (I Missed You)," will share as personal stories, practical advice and ways … [Read more...]

Pretty on Pinterest~Water~

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Welcome to Pretty on Pinterest! This meme is hosted by Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA every Thursday where you can link up your posts on the theme of the week. Each week we will have a different theme for you to find pins you love on Pinterest and create a post to link up here. This week’s theme is Water.   How It Works Follow Simply Stacie and Sassy Mama in LA on Pinterest. Create a themed post using your favourite pins. Be as creative as you like just as long as it fits the theme in some way. (You need to use Pinterest to create your post!) Link up your post on the linky below. Visit other people’s posts and discover some new pretty pins for your collection! Link up your water posts here Water is found in some of the simplest and amazing places... Source: Favorite Places & Spaces via hippie_mom Source: Favorite Places & Spaces via hippie_mom Source: Places I want to go via Lauren Cox Source: Favorite Places & Spaces via … [Read more...]

Color, Click, Capture Photography Challenge {Blue}

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Welcome to Week 5 of the Color, Click, Capture photography challenge hosted by East9thStreet, A Helicopter Mom, Nap Time Is My Time and Sunshine and Sippy Cups. All week I have been thinking blue is for blueberries and planning some blueberry pancake pictures. Then, I woke up to an amazing Spring Day with dogwoods & daffodils blooming, clear blue sky, and perfect wind.  Not really sure how it happened, but I think winter (for the most part) skipped over us in Oklahoma. Spring days like these are for... Love when my boys are working together Hunter decided since he couldn't fly it, he would lasso it First time he got it flying! Dylan was so proud of himself. Family Moments!   This week’s tips come from Jen Villa, photographer, collage artist and owner of The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis, Massachusetts. She is a trained photographer and alumni of world-renowed photography school, Brooks Institute of Photography. She has been studying art for over fifteen … [Read more...]

Celebrate Leap Day with Rice Krispies Frog Recipe

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I have been waiting for a good excuse to test out Kellogg's gluten free Rice Krispies. They taste the same, but are made with whole grain brown rice . My kids are always mesmerized when I buy a new kind of cereal. With limited options of mostly boring boxes i.e. no characters, Rice Krispies appeared to be especially entertaining for them. Ingredients & Supplies 1/2 c. butter 12 c. marshmallows green food dye 1 box Gluten Free  Rice Krispies (11 cups) red fruit rollups, diagonally cut into strips white chocolate chips writing icing (I used cake mate) frog cookie cutter frosting (optional for "gluing" eyes) Directions Melt butter over low heat. Then, add marshmallows. Heat until marshmallows completely melted. Stir in green food coloring in marshmallow mixture until desired color. Mix in rice krispies until completely blended into marshmallow mixture. Spread on to parchment paper in a layer of about 1/2-1 inch thick. Allow to cool. Use frog … [Read more...]