It’s crazy how quickly toddlers turn from babies into little people. Peanut wants to be with us and doing what we do constantly. He sees me brushing my hair, and wants to do the same; he sees me cooking, and pull out his own pots and pans; he sees me talking on the phone, and suddenly anything remotely phone shaped is being held up to his ear. Recently he decided that if I am eating my dinner with a fork, then he will only eat his dinner with a fork. The next natural step in teaching him to act like a small human seemed to be moving him from his high chair to the table with us.
New Year’s Eve we had the pleasure of seeing the Harlem Globetrotters play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee as part of their on-going tour. I have heard great things about the team, but had never seen them myself until now. We had a great time, and I will happily go see them in the future! Keep reading to hear a little more about our experience and get a discount code to see the team with your own family
When it comes to groceries, our home is on a pretty tight budget. That means that buying quality groceries at a good price is usually more important than the convenience of things like grocery delivery services. I loved using Peapod after my son was born, but the groceries came at a higher price than a trip to the grocery store, so I did not continue to use their service. Recently, Amazonfresh moved into our area, and I saw that they were offering $25 off your first order of $100. You all know that I count on Amazon to deliver great prices on my household staples, so I decided to check out this Amazonfresh service as well. Keep reading for my thoughts and Amazonfresh review.
I can’t be the only one who loves getting my little guy all dressed up for special occasions! Normally we go with the easy jeans or pants with a onesie and/or hoodie look, so when I have an excuse to dress Peanut up like a little man, I am all about it. Born to Love has a pretty great mix of grown-up fashion with a toddler flair. I teamed up with them to dress Peanut up for Thanksgiving and check out their site. Keep reading for my Born to Love review and some great toddler holiday fashion suggestions.
If you are looking for cool, unique gift ideas for anyone on your list, I suggest taking a trip over to UncommonGoods. The New York based company makes it their mission to support individual designers and artists, and about half of what they sell is handmade. The result is a fun range of products that make great gifts! Simply choose a category (for example, click here to see gifts for men or here for gift ideas for kids.) and start browsing. You will be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Keep reading to see a few of my favorite picks from UncommonGoods Gift Section.
As a working mom, coffee is a life necessity. I am a black coffee drinker, so I really love trying new coffees to mix up the flavor a little bit. I recently had the pleasure of teaming up with Rebel Pine to try out their variety pack, and I am happy to tell you all about this great coffee from a great company. Plus, I have the inside scoop on their upcoming holiday deals. Keep reading to check out my Rebel Pine Coffee Review.
Before I became a mom, the term “active wear” sounded like the kind of clothing I would wear to work out. Now that I have a toddler, I would say that we are active all day everyday – playing, cooking, putting all of the pots back in the cabinet, cleaning, running errands, even watching TV now requires chasing after a rambunctious little one. Anything that I wear needs to be comfortable to move around in. At the same time, I don’t want to be sitting around it baggy sweats all the time. I was super excited to be able to team up with Moms Meet to try out prAna’s versatile line of activewear. Check out this prAna review to see what I loved about my pieces and why they are great activewear for active moms. Also, get my exclusive prAna promo code.
Being a mom is a full time job! Add an actual full time job, blogging, and a side business on top of that, and you can probably understand the importance of organization in my life. I use a combination of digital and paper note taking to keep my life straight, but there is just something so satisfying about filling out a nice planner. I was really excited to team up with Kathy over at This Cherished Life to check out her Inspired Year Planner. Keep reading to see my thoughts on the planner and enter to win your own.
This weekend we celebrated Peanut’s first birthday! It is crazy to think about the past year and all that we have gone through as a family. We celebrated with a great weekend full of family, love, and of course cake. 🙂 There were lots of laughs, and plenty of gifts. As parents, it can be hard to decide what to get your kids as gifts. You want something they will enjoy now and something that they will want to keep forever. For Peanut’s very first birthday present, I teamed up with the folks over at Wonderbly (formerly Lost My Name) to create the perfect first birthday gift keepsake that we will enjoy as a family for years to come! Check out this post to read my review of the book and enter to win your own copy.
As a working mom, it can be hard to find time to take care of myself. Just going to the bathroom alone is a challenge, so I don’t really make it out to shop the beauty store often. I am definitely jumping on the bandwagon of loving monthly delivery services – I already get my household staples from Amazon and my wine delivery each month. I decided to give Glossybox a try to see if getting little gifts for myself was just as much fun. Keep reading for my Glossybox review!