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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Plan Your Spring Break Activities with The Learning Journey! #educationaltoys #STEM


As parents and developmental professionals to little ones, we love to share about educational toys and games. Many of you know that one of our favorite children’s companies is The Learning Journey for all of their hands-on learning and STEM products that are so helpful for children's development. This week we received three new exciting items we want to share about: The Play and Learn Monster Me toy, Sing-A-Long Microphone and Match It! Picture Word Bingo!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Invest in High Quality, Affordable Kids Clothing with the Olive + Scout Mystery Bundle

Moms and Dads are going to be really excited about the latest deal we’ve found from the high-end children’s clothing shop, Olive + Scout. Head over to their online store to check out their Mystery Bundle, which includes three to four surprise items for $35! We haven’t found a deal this good in a really long time. For those who are unfamiliar, Olive + Scout is a family-run baby clothing shop with super stylish designs. (After seeing some of the items in our package, my husband wished they made these clothes in adult sizes, too!) With this Mystery Bundle, it was really fun to see what Olive + Scout picked for us, and the material exceeded our expectations. It’s so high quality, our little one will get use out of these adorable pieces for a long time to come. It’s worth taking the time to browse their entire collection of clothing, which ranges from 3-6 months to 5T.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

P'kolino Little Reader Armchair for Toddlers #giftsforkids


We love reading to our little ones to encourage their own love of reading. Now that our little guy is a toddler, we wanted to create a special reading nook where he can continue to read and explore his book collection independently. When we received the P'kolino Little Reader Chair, we instantly fell in love with it! This tiny armchair is absolutely adorable, super comfy and made of high-quality material, with a cover you can take off and throw in the washing machine. It's also light-weight and has a built-in handle on top, making it easy to move from room to room.  It's the perfect holiday gift for little ones this year! 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Turn Up the Heat this Holiday with Heat Holders! #warmandcozy

Give the gift of warmth this season with Heat Holders thermal slipper socks and neck warmers! Holidays and coziness go hand-in-hand, making Heat Holders slipper socks and neck warmers the perfect gifts this year. Heat Holders is known for products that offer extreme thermal warmth while being practical and comfortable for every day living. Not only are these super warm and comfortable, they're stylish, too. This year, we've paired the Men's Ankle Length Slipper Socks with the Men's Neck Warmer for the perfect gift sets. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids: Minecraft Coloring Books #giftsforkids #ScreenFree


Minecraft Coloring Books are the perfect way to show some love to your little artists this Valentine’s Day! Still one of the most popular themes with kids, The Official Minecraft Coloring Adventure Book: Create, Explore, Color and The Official Minecraft Coloring Book: Create, Explore, Relax will provide hours of entertainment and creativity for fans of all ages. No need to craft a Nether portal. Just grab your pencils, crayons, or markers and create your own colorful Minecraft scenes with these stunning coloring books—no pickaxe required. It's the perfect way for kids and adults alike to slow down, calm their minds and let their creativity go free.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Pete & Pedro Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer Giveaway! #giftsforhim #giftsforher


The holidays are here! When checking off our holiday shopping lists, we try to find a mix of fun and functional gifts. We love gifting self-care products to our friends and family and this year Pete and Pedro’s Nose and Ear Hair trimmer is top of our list. It's one of the best grooming tools on the market and with three different attachments, it will become a fast favorite!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Healthy Gift-Giving with Buzio Bottles #stayhydrated

This holiday season, I'm encouraging healthy habits by gifting my loved ones a Buzio DUET SERIES Cup Holder-Friendly Insulated Water Bottle! This eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle is a cut above the rest, with two different cap options—a straw lid and a flex cap, two straws and a straw brush. The designs are really cool, with a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit each personality on my list. Buzio bottles also come with a lifetime warranty. I love when companies stand behind their products in this way! Check out the 32 ounce bottle I chose and then browse their whole collection.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Warm Up with 32 Degrees! Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card

If stylish winter gear is on your list this season, you'll want to check out one of our favorite clothing companies, 32 Degrees. Those who follow us often know how much I love their Women's Ultra Light Packable Down Jacket. This year, I've got some exciting cold weather picks: the Men's Microlux Heavy Poly-Fill Puffer Jacket, Women's Shorthair Sherpa Pullover Hoodie, and the Heat Fleece Headband for Men and Women. Right now, 32 Degrees is holding an up to 80% off sale you aren't going to want to miss, so you can snag these at an incredible price. Be sure to scroll down and enter our 32 Degrees gift card giveaway as well, where two lucky winners will each receive $100 to spend at the 32 Degrees online shop!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Camelot Dots Star Wars Diamond Painting Kit #holidaygifts

Star Wars fans are going to love exploring their creativity with the Camelot Dots Star Wars Diamond painting kit! This kit is one of the coolest I've seen. Using a stylus, you pick up a dot and place it onto the matching square on the sticky print. It's a great way to work on fine motor skills for younger kids and a really impressive final project when it's complete. For ages 8-99, this is a fantastic gift for Star Wars fans, young and old!

Friday, November 18, 2022

Celebrate Family this Christmas Season with "Lifemark" on Pure Flix, November 22nd, & Enter our Giveaway! #PFChristmasMIN #PureFlixVIPAmbassador #MomentumInfluencerNetwork


Christmas time is here! Time to curl up and enjoy the holiday movies. This year, Pure Flix has over 190 movies to inspire and encourage the whole family. You can experience the difference that positive entertainment can have. As an ambassador for this Christian streaming service, I can tell you that it's the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies that you'll enjoy watching with your whole family. They offer both adult series and children's programming, like the beloved Veggie Tales. With new quality faith and family entertainment every week, celebrate Christmas with Pure Flix and be inspired and encouraged all season long.

I was able to preview the movie "Lifemark", which is based on a true story from the documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue.” David, the adopted son of Jimmy and Susan, is celebrating his 18th birthday, senior year of high school and preparing for his upcoming state wrestling championship where college scouts will be watching. David’s birth mother updates her address and his family needs to decide if they want to make contact or not. Flashbacks show Jimmy and Susan processing the death of their two young sons while trying to adopt another child. Flashbacks show Melissa and her boyfriend Brian making the decision to put their child up for adoption.