Womb to Walking {Giveaway}

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Welcome to the Womb to Walking Giveaway Event hosted by Momma Without a Clue and co-hosted by Addicted 2 Savings 4 U. This Womb to Walking giveaway is meant to celebrate the baby in your life as he or she makes their debut into the world all the way to his or her first steps.   Spring is in the air, everything is blooming... It's definitely baby shower season! What better way to bring in Spring than with a giveaway?? We've brought together some of the top baby products that you would need from womb to walking - the best for baby's first year - into a great product guide and now we're giving those items away! Prizes … [Read more...]

Poppyseed Broccoli Chicken Casserole

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When is comes to dinner I admit I could make better choices. Sometimes things are just so hectic keeping up with my other responsibilities that I'm lucky to get anything edible on the table. Poppyseed Chicken Casserole (with or without the veggies) is one of my fiance's favorites. And it's fairly simple without too much gross factor. Here's my basic recipe (with room to wiggle as you see fit)... Ingredients: about 4 cups of cooked white rice about 1.5 pounds cooked chicken, cubed about a cup thawed frozen broccoli florets (optional and easily substituted for other stuff) 1 can cream of chicken * one sleeve Ritz crackers 1/4 - … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Stop Smoking (and keep it that way)

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I haven't had a single puff of a cigarette since January 20th. This Earth Day/Easter I'll also be celebrating 90 days tobacco free! How exciting is that?! I made it, guys. I'm officially comfortable calling myself a non-smoker. [Cue confetti.] I just want you guys to know that it feels really strange to be advocating for quitting tobacco. I told myself (and my friends) that I enjoyed smoking. I said I needed it in order to hold onto those moments to myself. I had no interest in quitting. Smoking was mine and no one was going to take it away from me. But it had to be done. It wasn't even my health I was worried about, folks. It … [Read more...]

Efy Tal Giveaway

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Welcome to the Efy Tal Jewelry Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! I'm so excited to be bringing you the opportunity to win one of three beautiful necklaces from Efy Tal Jewelry. If you haven't seen this line of jewelry yet, you must check out the Efy Tal Jewelry website! All of her pieces are designed to help you express yourself while feeling empowered, sexy and feminine. She offers a lot of large bold pieces, but she also features elegant flowers, animals, branches, trees and blossoms. There is something for everyone. Efy Tal works out of her studio in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where she … [Read more...]

How to Dye Yarn At Home Using Koolaid

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I like to participate in swaps. It makes me happy to give gifts (I've been known to over-stress during the holidays) and I feel like doing internet swaps gives me an excuse to craft at home. It is also really fun to get gifts in the mail too. My most frequented swaps are from Reddit Gifts, but I do sign up for Cara Box Exchanges and other similar bloggy exchanges as well. My most recent successful exchange was the Yarn Swap through Reddit. The reason this was so exciting for me is because I had already stocked the necessary supplies to dye my own yarn at home before the yarn exchange was even announced. I had the perfect excuse now to just … [Read more...]

Expanding Our Cloth Diaper Stash with Lotus Bumz

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I love experimenting with new diapers lately. Since Anders is big enough that his daily routine is pretty normal, I can map out which diapers are better depending on what's going to happen. Lotus Bumz are great no matter what time of day and I feel confident in reaching for them regardless of what's on the agenda. I received a Blue Gold Fish diaper and matching leg warmers and the pattern is to die for! The fun colors are perfect for my little boy and the quality is fantastic. The leg warmers are actually a little longer than the ones I have from other companies which ensures that they will stay in rotation as Anders grows. The diaper … [Read more...]

Fairhaven Health – Nursing Time Tea {Review}

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Whether you're a new nursing mom looking to add more beneficial beverages to your daily nutritional intake or struggling with supply, Nursing Time Tea by Fairvhaven Health is a delicious addition to your diet. Fairhaven Health keeps families in mind when creating their products. Nursing Time Tea goes along with that mindset of encouraging a healthy and nutritious diet. I first felt the support from Fairhaven Health at the beginning of my breastfeeding relationship when I was trying to incorporate regular pumping sessions into my routine. With the aid of their fabulous Nursing Blend supplement, I was able to boost my supply and keep my … [Read more...]

I See Me Books Are Perfect for Celebrating Kids!

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I still can't believe that my little baby is one. One?! How did it happen? I swear he was just born a few weeks ago! But now he's up and about and toddling his way through another year and I am so flabbergasted. Being a mother is hard, yo. Babies grow too fast. I like to make the most of these moments by keeping keepsakes throughout my home to remind us of how awesome we are. When it came to celebrating Anders' first birthday I decided he deserved his own little I See Me book. I got Miss Gaia her own personalized book when she became a big sister last year. So it was only fitting that when my little Anders turned the big O-N-E he get one … [Read more...]

Come to the Tampa Bay Natural Birth & Baby Expo!

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Ahhh spring! A time for butterflies, flowers, and babies. As we rejoice in all the beauty that mother nature has gifted us with, Spring is often a time to celebrate life. As people prepare for festivals of music and road trips, the season is often kicked off with my favorite type of gathering: birth and baby expos! "The Natural Birth and Baby Expo is a unique event for the whole family. This year's Expo will include: a baby wearing pavilion where you can try on different types of carriers, raffles and giveaways, a walk through home birth exhibit, special speaker presentation for expecting and established parents, and an appearance by the … [Read more...]

Honor the Earth {Giveaway Hop}

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Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby's Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you Honor the Earth for Earth Day! While Earth Day comes just once a year, we want to give you ideas on how you can care for the environment every day. One of the easiest ways, in my opinion, to honor the Earth is to cut back on disposable products I use in my home. As a woman this includes switching out my feminine products for a safer, ecofriendly alternative. I personally use a menstrual cup, but I've recently began crafting cloth … [Read more...]