Monday, September 29, 2014

Free Huggies diapers and wipes samples for Costco members

We are huge costco fans here. I am there at least once a week.

 I wanted to let you all know if you are costco members that you can access exclusive samples and sign up for three FREE Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus diapers and a pack of Huggies Snug & Dry Plus wipes – both of which are only available at Costco!

 The link where Costco members can access this deal is here:


Friday, September 26, 2014

Settled and ready to resume normal

We are here is Arizona finally! It's been a long Journey but we are very excited to be here. I love it here and am looking forward to putting the finishing touches on our house. We are currently working on hiring someone to redo our yard ( ADD A POOL and add my citrus trees). We are also finishing the last of the unpacking and slowly getting the inside decorated. I will be reviewing a limited number of items for a Holiday gift guide. So keep checking back for that! Thanks to all my loyal readers for hanging with me though this move and welcome to my new visitors :) Laura

Saturday, May 17, 2014

We are Moving to ARIZONA :)

If you have been a long time follower of my blog you know I have always wanted to live in Arizona. A few weeks ago God opened the door for us to move and we leaped in. I have always had bad allergies that seem to be getting worse as I get older. This year with the record snowfall in Michigan and even more extreme temperature changes; my allergies were the worst they have ever been. On a whim, my husband sent out some resumes to some places hiring in Arizona and the very next day he received a phone call that turned into a phone interview. The following day a follow-up call with a job offer! He had two weeks to report to his new job. In the midsts of all this we were finishing our basement and celebrating Shane's 6th Birthday. Always something going on ( story of my life ). With help of my wonderful family and friends we were able to finish the drywall in the basement, get Phil packed and I was able to drive with him to Arizona and stay a week to look at areas/houses. With a target Area picked and ready to put an offer on the right house, I am back in Michigan with the kids praying our house sells quickly. We will be joining my hubby as soon as our house here in Michigan sells. We are moving to Arizona :) I can't wait to start this new journey with my family and look forward to beautiful weather (improved allergies), swimming 10 months out of the year and having our friends and family visit us! That said please understand that things here are very very crazy right now and my blog/postings may not be as regular for a few months till our move is complete :) Laura

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches

“I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

In our house we always try to eat as much organic as possible. Especially when it comes to what I feed my kids. I don't like giving my kids, who's bodies are still growing and developing, foods with artificial flavors. It's sometimes hard to find good quality organic snacks. There are a few brands we like and trust in our house and one is Stonyfield.

Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches are the first refrigerated organic yogurt pouch available. All of the Stonyfield organic yogurt pouches contain pure organic ingredients and never any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.

My daughter is a huge fan of yogurt as well as my son. We have been buying YoToddler and Yokids yogurt pouches for several months. We buy my daughter the YoToddler pouches. Her favorite flavor is the pear spinach mango :) I love that they are made with organic whole milk and free of artificial flavors. I love that they come in convenient single serve pouches.

 My son's favorites are the YoKids strawberry banana and blueberry flavors. He always asks for them for snack. I really like the fact he is getting a healthy snack packed with natural flavor. Plus YoKids are a lowfat organic yogurt.

 These pouches are not only great for snack at home but great for on the go too. We send pouches in the kids bags when they go to grandpa's house. I also have brought them with me to appointments, on play dates and for long car rides. The pouch makes less mess than a traditional yogurt cup.

Don't tell my kids but I even like them.  Sometimes mommy sneaks one or two! My favorite flavor is blueberry.

Want to try them?

You can check HERE to see if Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches are sold near you.  

Also you can Connect with Stonyfield

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MIKE AND IKE® Easter Varieties and HOT TAMALES® Jelly Beans

"I was sent candy samples to review. All opinions are my own" 

MIKE AND IKE® Easter Varieties and HOT TAMALES® Jelly Beans Are The Perfect Candies for the Easter Season.

 Sweeten your Easter candy hunt this year by adding great holiday varieties offered by Just Born Quality Confections. Hitting the shelves are four assorted candies and jelly beans from MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® that are sure to make Easter celebrations even better than last year! MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats come in a 5 oz box, and are the perfect sweet gift to give to family and friends. The MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats blend includes favorite flavors such as Grape, Pineapple Banana, Strawberry, Lemon Lime and Cherry. SRP for the 5oz box is $1.00 - $1.39. Additional Easter varieties include MIKE AND IKE® Assorted Fruits Jelly Beans, MIKE AND IKE TANGY TWISTER® Jelly Beans and HOT TAMALES® Cinnamon Jelly Beans. SRP for the 14 oz Jelly Bean bags range from $2.50 - $3.00.

 Shane loves Just Born candy. PEEPS are his favorite Easter Candy but jelly beans come in second and I know he will be super excited about the Easter Bunny leaving Mike and Ike jelly beans in his basket this year.

 Just Born Quality Confections is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies. GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies are produced in Philadelphia, PA. All Just Born candies are made in the U.S.A.

 For more info please visit and

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our favorite cups...The First Years One Piece Lid Sippy Cups

" I was sent sample products to review. All opinions are my own" 

The First Years One Piece Lid Sippy Cups are our favorite cups for Jacey.  Why? Because these cups feature an easy to clean one piece lid. They are insulated and spill proof. This makes the lids interchangeable and the cups are top rack dishwasher safe. Plus BPA free.

 They Easy for mom and perfect for your little one.

They even have adorable designs for both boys and girls. We are so in love with the Birds. They are modern and cute.

I love the fact that I don't have to worry about missing pieces and I can simply throw them in our dishwasher and they are clean. We have yet to have a leak so no extra messes for this mom to clean up.

Want to win some?  The First years is holding a "What Would You Do With More Time For You?" Mothers day contest on their Facebook Page. 

Go HERE to Enter and learn more 

A weekly drawing for a 2 pack of sippy cups and 3 grand prize winners win a $1,000 gift card! 

You can purchase these cups at Kmart and Walmart :)

Blinkbuggy a must have app for your precious photos

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

 As a photographer and mom of 2, I am always taking pictures and looking for new ways to collect and share them. 

Recently, I discovered Blinkbuggy

Blinkbuggy is a technology that helps moms by making it easy and fun to collect and connect all the most important moments and create meaningful stories, all in one place, that can be shared now, printed into beautiful memory books as well as passed on to the next generation.

With all the running around I do with my 6 year old and 1 1/2 year old there are always cute moments I want to catch. Sometimes I am without my professional camera and use my cell phone to take pictures. I was super excited to see Blinkbuggy has a moble app.  However, they also offer a desktop version which I like a bit better because it offers more features.  

What I like about Blinkbuggy is that you can use your pictures to create a story. For example check out how this mom used Blinkbuggy to document her pregnancy HERE.  

I used Blinkbuggy to document my daughters 18 month photos. I was even able to add my favorite quote under her picture. It's a perfect place to document her as she grows and develops. From the cute things she says and does to how her little face matures. I want to be able to look back and see all those little changes and remember those moments. Check out my Blinkbuggy album Here

As for my son I am going to create an album to document my sons school pictures. It will be really nice to have his first and last day school pictures as well as important school related pictures ( such as class parties, concerts, etc) into one spot where I can showcase a story of each school year. Then after Elementary school I can have all the pictures printed into a beautiful memory book that we can keep and look at anytime. 

Currently Blinkbuggy has a Spring Fling Giveaway going on. 
    • Anyone who registers for Blinkbuggy during the month of April (April 1st - April 30th) will be entered to win one of three FREE 20-page Blinkbuggy Memory Books.
Download the Blinkbuggy app HERE .

Visit their website HERE.