Tips for a Clean Free Weekend

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free along with a gift card to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. Tips for a Clean Free Weekend Last week, I put together a post and giveaway about the Mr. Clean’s New Liquid Muscle Cleanser.  … Read more

Chalk Preschool Online

This week I signed up for Chalk Preschool using the Preschool Curriculum to help me teach my daughter more about the world we live in. Each day I used new lessons and printables to help teach my munchkin. Chalk Preschool is an online school that has both a child learning area as well as a parent learn section. Both were extremely helpful in helping me teach my daughter. This can be used as a supplement to preschool.

Fun Mother’s Day Activities

Fun Mother’s Day Activities About the Author: Amanda is a freelance blogger who has been writing online for several years. Amanda has been blogging on family, travel, and fashion on her tumblr and friends blogs since she can remember! We all love and appreciate our moms. From providing guidance and support to being a shoulder … Read more

Gymboree Spring Baby Girl Fashion

Spring is finally here and I am super excited to be dressing my daughter for spring for the very first time ever! Having a little girl around is so much fun and for a fashion blogger mommy, you can only imagine how much fun I have with her.

How to Care for a Sick Pet

Harrison Ford is my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog that I consider my first child. He sleeps with me every night and shows me that he misses me by giving me what I have found out is called the Cavalier Hug. He pins me down and licks my face until he is satisfied that I will never leave again. We recently brought Harrison Ford into the vet and found out that he has a heart murmur that requires that he takes it easy and that he needs to be on medication to help.

Mr. Clean #CleanFreeWeekend

Mr. Clean #CleanFreeWeekend & Giveaway Ends 5/9 This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free along with a gift card to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.  Cleaning is one of things that I really hate doing. I would much rather be doing … Read more

Top 10 Things to Do on Liberty of the Seas

I recently went on an awesome vacation aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. It was awesome! I picked out a 10 of my favorite activities aboard the Liberty of the Seas. Check out the YouTube video so you can see the fun in action! Also, if you need some help packing for a cruise, check out my post here.

My Healthy Home & Makeup Bag

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My Healthy Home & Makeup Bag

I was always a fan of a clean house free of harsh chemicals, but now that I have a little one crawling all over the house, the importance of using safe products is priority number one. It can be very expensive to choose healthy options, but Walgreens has come out with a new line of products that makes it easy to keep my home clean without having to use harmful chemicals.

I started by cleaning out makeup bag and my makeup brushes using the Walgreens Ology Castile Soap. The soap is a gentle cleanser producing a mild, creamy lather making it safe for sensitive skin and expensive makeup brushes. It has no harmful chemicals like Sulfate, paraben and petrochemical and the product is not tested on animals.It is only $10.49 for 32 ounces. That is a whole lot of brush cleanings!

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Steps for cleaning Makeup Brushes from your Makeup Bag:

  1. Pour 1 capful of Walgreens Ology Castile Soap into a small bowl of water. Swirl the brush in the soap and water mixture, being careful to only get the bristles wet.
  2. Gently massage the bristles between your fingers, starting at the base and working to the tip of the brush until it looks like no more makeup is coming off of the brush.
  3. If the brush is really dirty, you can make the liquid more concentrated by adding another capful of castile soap.
  4. Next, press the brushes against a paper towel to dry and and reshape the brush between your fingers.
  5. Lay brushes flat on a paper towel to dry. Always lay your brushes flat to avoid water getting into the handle and ferrule which can cause rust or deterioration of the brush.

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Walgreens recently came out with a new line of cleaning products that are free from the following 10 harmful chemicals: Ammonia, Chlorine bleach, DEA (diethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine), Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Nonylphenol ethoxylates, Triclosan, SLS, SLES. Plus, Walgreens Ology does not use artificial dyes or fragrances.

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PediPed Originals Mirabella Review & Giveaway Ends 4/30

pediped Originals Mirabella Review & Giveaway Ends 4/30

I received a sample for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

My daughter Cami has just started crawling, and already wants to hop onto her feet and walk! She’s not quite there yet, but I already have her wearing a pair of shoes from pediped. The pair that she’s been wearing recently are the pediped Originals Mirabella in silver.

How to Dress a Stylish Baby-4

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South Florida Parenting Egg-A-Palooza

South Florida Parenting Egg-A-Palooza is on April 6 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida.

Join South Florida Parenting and the Boca Forum for a great family event in Boca Raton. Egg-A-Palooza will feature ongoing egg hunts, where each child will find candy- and toy-filled eggs. There also will be special prize-filled eggs. No reservations are needed for the egg hunts, but don’t forget to bring an Easter basket.

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No Sew Disney Princess TuTus

I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Disney Princesses are pretty awesome and if you are planning a Disney Princess party or just a Disney themed party, this No Sew Disney Princess TuTu DIY is for you. I divided the instructions into pre-party and during party instructions to make it easier to host the party. I chose tulle in princess and villain type colors like: red  (Minnie Mouse and Cruella Deville), pink (Sleeping Beauty or ), Light Blue/Green (The Little Mermaid), Yellow (Mulan, Belle, Snow White), Light Blue (Cinderella) and Black (Ursula and Maleficent).

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Disney Side Celebrations Ideas

Disney Side Celebrations Ideas with Disney Princess TuTu No Sew DIY for the girls, Mickey Mouse DIY Ears for the boys, #disneyside Bingo for the adults and older children. Mickey Mouse themed food and awesome gift bags.

Big City Moms Gift Bag

Big City Moms Gift Bag Review

I attended the Big City Moms Baby Shower in Miami this year and the Big City Moms Gift Bag was filled with awesome baby and mommy swag! The swag bag was filled with the goodies I have listed below and also I picked up a ton of other awesome swag by walking around meeting all the vendors. There was also a bingo game with big ticket prizes like the 4moms bouncer and Joovy Stroller. Check out the picture below with some of serious swag we walked away with! I thought I was going to have to walk this to my car, but they have transportation for your bags and will walk you to your car. What service!?

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South Florida Parenting Mom Approved Panelist

South Florida Parenting Mom Approved Panelist

I am so honored to have been selected as a member of the new Sun Sentinel’s South Florida Parenting Mom Approved Panel. I love South Florida almost as much as I love being a mom! I will be writing for the magazine, attending fun events for kids, reviewing baby gear for the magazine, and sharing all the goodness with you! Every month, I will be posting about the my experience as a South Florida Parenting Mom Approved Panelist so keep your eyes open!

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Joovy HiLo Highchair Review

Joovy HiLo Highchair Review

Samples were provided for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

It really is not fair how quickly babies grow up once they are out of your belly. It feels like just yesterday that I brought my little (not so little at 9 pounds 2 ounces) daughter home from the hospital. She is now ready to start eating real food and of course, with eating real food comes purchasing baby gear like highchairs, bowls, spoons, and bibs.

We started feeding my daughter solids at 6 months from the Joovy HiLo Highchair. Joovy is a American company that is  family-run business! How rare is that these days!?  All the Joovy designs are contemporary and functional.  The simplistic design of the HiLo Highchair does not make me feel like the baby has taken over my dining room as well as every other room in the house. It is amazingly functional as well.

Hi Lo Joovy Review

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Munchkin Fun Celebrations

Munchkin Fun Celebrations

I am a member of Bloggin’ Mamas. This shop has been compensated in affiliation with Munchkin Fun Celebration. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

As you guys know, I am new to this whole mom thing and am learning something new everyday. Most of my friends either do not have kids or have babies the same age as my daughter. I am constantly crowd sourcing questions on Facebook in the hopes of finding someone who can point me in the right direction for things like swimming lessons and party venues. With Pinterest, I am have zillion ideas for planning my daughter’s first birthday, but have no idea where to start locally. I discovered Munchkin Fun Celebrations through The Bloggin’ Mamas.

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Chicco Natural Fit Feeding & Soothing System

Chicco Natural Fit Feeding & Soothing System Review 

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Chicco. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

Chicco recently release a Natural Fit Feeding & Soothing System includes 3 stages of bottles, orthodontic pacifiers, and teethers. My daughter has Chicco car seat that we love and I was excited to try out something new from the Italian brand. We received a 4 orthodontic pacifiers and 4 different stages of bottle to review and have been having a blast using them with my daughter. I had no problem getting my daughter to take the Chicco bottles. We’ve had some issues with other bottles so I was happy to see that she was fond of these. You can purchase the bottles in stores at buybuy BABY. I have a secret for saving serious cash at buybuy BABY! You can use unexpired Bed Bath and Beyond coupons in store at buybuy BABY! They are sister companies, hence both being BBB. 🙂 The bottles will available online by the end of the month!

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Big City Mom Baby Shower & Giveaway Ends 2/1/14

Big City Mom Baby Shower and Giveaway Ends 2/1/14

I am planning my calendar for the rest of January and February so that my life is a little bit more manageable. With the little one at home, my time is valuable and most things have to be planned in advance. I am inviting you to join me at the Big City Mom Biggest Baby Shower in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at The Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Get $10 off your Big City Mom tickets with code LIGHTLY.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | Celebrating Firsts with Pampers

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | Celebrating Firsts with Pampers

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

With a new baby, celebrating first is so much fun. She has been picking up her head and scooting backwards lately, but I would not call it crawling yet. I am on the edge of my seat to see her crawl for the first time along with all of her other firsts.

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Before and After Kids #Motherfunny

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Before and After Kids #Motherfunny

After hours of being with the baby, I need something funny to lighten my mood. My favorite new place to get my laughs is NickMom.com and NickMom programming on Nickelodeon. In the spirit of NickMom, I created this list of the Top 7 Things About Working from Home that are different before and after kids.

The Baby vs. The Puppy! Cuteness throwdown! #MotherFunny #shop

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