Lilla Rose Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received complimentary product for review purposes. The links below are to a family member’s Lilla Rose business. 

I have a love-hate relationship with my hair. It’s thick, curly and unruly. When humidity strikes, I can either choose to look like a poof ball or put my hair up. The same old hair elastics get a little boring, though. Lilla Rose offers a line of pretty hair clips and jewelry to add some sparkle and fun to your look. Now I don’t need to look like I had to put my hair up on a rainy day. I can put my hair up and still look on point! Dark hair and fluorescent university lighting make this a little difficult to see, but the flexi held my super thick, mid-back length hair.

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Well Beginnings Products at Walgreens #MomsMeet

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Real Food Blends for my Tubie!

Disclosure: I received product from Real Food Blends in exchange for this review. The links in this post are affiliate links. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Real Food Blends for Tubies

“One option is going to be a tube.”

Those words from C’s pediatric GI doctor took me by surprise. I knew my two-year-old was small. I knew he had severe feeding problems. I never imagined what life would have in store for us. Last year, C had a g-tube surgically placed and we started giving him four bottles of formula each day. His behavior was erratic. I noticed sugar highs and lows. I knew there had to be a better way to nourish him than to make him go through sugar crashes and fill him with artificial ingredients.

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Serve up some Chiquita Bites and WIN a Thirty-One Thermal Tote!

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C’s feeding therapy group has been going really well. They’re exposing him to a lot of new foods, some of which he used to eat regularly but eliminated from his diet. One of those foods: apples. He likes to “make them crunch!” I can’t even explain the joy in my heart when he requests to eat apples!

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Exclusive Huggies Plus Products Available Only at Costco #SnugandDryPlus #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

As a member of the Huggies Costco Ambassador Program, I’m excited to share the news about the exclusive Huggies products at Costco that will help you Plus Up your baby care! Baby Jo has been testing the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes.

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Let’s see if Tom’s of Maine Anti-perspirant can keep up with me! #FreshNaturally #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

I’ve been on a mission to switch to natural personal care products. With C’s health problems, using natural ingredients has become very important to me. I have made my own laundry detergent and my own toothpaste, but deodorant? I haven’t dared to go there yet. I naturally sweat – a lot – and I have a fear of putting a natural deodorant to the test only to have it fail me midday. I have a fear of smelling funky! What I did not realize is that Tom’s of Maine has an anti-perspirant. Game. On. Let’s get #FreshNaturally!

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Review: Soft, Organic Cotton Sleep Sack by Merino Kids

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

There have been many times that a car trip overlaps with the kids’ bedtimes. We often put them in pajamas before we drive home, but we still need to put them into sleep sacks when we get back home. I didn’t know that a car-seat compatible sleep sack existed until I received this Merino Kids Organic Cotton Sleep Sack for review. They actually have a patented safety belt aperture that allows the freedom to move baby from car seat to stroller to crib without disrupting sleep patterns. Very cool.

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Celebrating warm weather parties with Tastefully Simple Caramel Macchiato Frappé Mix

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We had 12 adults at C and Baby Jo’s birthday party last weekend. I wanted to serve up a fun, out of the ordinary beverage that they would enjoy. Hubster and I are big frappé fans so it was only fitting that we would utilize this Tastefully Simple Caramel Macchiato Frappé Mix. I have to admit that after prepping for a joint birthday party with 12 adults and nine children in attendance, I was thankful for a beverage that was very quick and easy to prepare.

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Putting All Of Our Memories in One Place with Blinkbuggy

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Blinkbuggy. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Baby Jo is turning one tomorrow. I cannot believe that one year has passed already. I may or may not be in denial! ;) With everything that has happened this past year, I sometimes feel guilty that I wasn’t able to soak in her first year adequately. We were so preoccupied with C’s medical needs – trips to the hospital, countless tests, doctors, therapy. Even the daily tube feedings take a lot of additional time. I wonder if Baby Jo feels a little lost in translation as we run around to various appointments and the like. On the other hand, it’s the “normal” that she’s come to know.

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Enhancing my social TV experience with Beamly

With an infant and a special needs toddler, my days can get really stressful. “I need this! I want that! Waaaah!” *sigh* I like to relax with some of my favorite TV shows after the kids are in bed. But I also like to share the TV experience with others, even if I’m alone in my living room. I’ve recently joined Beamly, THE social and content network for TV and TV fans. Over the next four weeks, I’ll be actively participating in the community. I’d love for you to join me!

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