Sep132012

Girls Crochet Headbands: A fashionable review and giveaway!

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Recently I was asked by Girls Crochet Headbands to do a review and giveaway for them. Little did I know that they soon would become my FAVORITE new online store for girls’ and women accessories (if you’re looking for the perfect pin-up flower that photographs well at an amazing price, definitely check them out)! Obviously I love them for their prices, but I also love them for their customer service. They are very active on Facebook and Twitter- answering questions and keeping you up to date on their latest products. They’re also all over Pinterest (hello, lovah!). I love love their pins, so make sure you follow their boards!

When I received the bows, flowers, headbands and hat I was blown away by the quality and attention to detail. So much so, that I actually went to their website and ordered more (yes, on my own dime-full disclosure FTW!). The prices are CRAZY awesome! I bought a hat, one flower, two bows and one headband for $10 and that included shipping! FOR REAL!

So here’s what I received for my review:

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Large White Bow

Halloween Flower Clip

Gerber Daisy Three Tone Flower Clip

Gerber Daisy Hot Pink/Zebra Flower Clip

Which you can also check out my kiddo wearing them in my photo below! They are absolutely adorable, photograph well and are stunning in person. My daughter gets compliments all the time about them. Honestly, we can’t go anywhere without someone stopping us to tell her how pretty her bow and/or flower is! The colors are bright and they are put together very well (the quality is consistent). They all have alligator clips, which at first I was really worried about (M has super-thick hair) but they are quite “grippy” and hold all day long- through school, drum lessons- all the way to bed time! M also says they’re very comfortable to wear. She says they’re light and they hold well so she doesn’t worry about them falling out at all, even on the playground.

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and I also received the Black Kufi Hat which is so versatile! I love how you can add any bow or flower to it. We had a lot of fun playing around with it. The kufi hat really is the best fall accessory, and comes in so many colors! We loved it so much, that we ordered a pink one. BUT (and here’s my only complaint) the sizing wasn’t consistent. The black kufi hat was quite a bit smaller than the pink, and both times we ordered a large. They do stretch, but the pink was considerably larger. But I wouldn’t let that stop you from ordering it, because like I mentioned, they stretch to fit.

UPDATE: 9/13 2:22pm Girls Crochet Headbands sent me this comment (which just PROVES how awesome their customer service is!): “Just a note about the sizing on the Kufi hats. They are all handmade and do vary some in size. We also get them from a couple of different manufacturers so when they come in, we sort them in size groups as close as we can to each other, but you are right – there are variations! And you are also right that they stretch”.

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Now for the giveaway: one winner will receive 5 items of their choice from GirlsCrochetHeadbands.com! All you have to do is…
1) Mandatory: Head over to the Girls Crochet Headbands website and look around. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me what your favorite GCH item is (I know, it’s hard to narrow it down!).

For extra entries you can also:

2) “Like”GCH on Facebook, then leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

3) Follow GCH on Pinterest (they’re pinning so many awesome things!) and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did.

4) Follow GCH on Twitter and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did.

*A winner will be chosen at 10:00am on Friday, September 21st by Random.org. Good luck!

**I was provided with the above items to facilitate my review.

Sep62012

Ragu Spaghetti Sundaes Recipe and Video

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Have you seen the new Ragu Backpack spot? How many of us feel like this, even as adults?

Looking to add a smile to your kid(s) faces when they come to the dinner table? Check out this recipe for Ragu Spaghetti Sundaes! They are super easy to make, and very cute!

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Prep Time:

20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

Hot cooked Ragu® Old World Style® Spaghetti

Ragu® Pasta Sauce, heated

Low fat fully-cooked cocktail-size meatballs

Part-skim ricotta cheese

Cherry tomatoes

Assorted fresh vegetables, chopped

 

Directions:

Arrange spaghetti in sundae dish, then top with Ragu® Pasta Sauce, hot cooked meatballs, part-skim ricotta cheese dollops, and cherry tomatoes for a fun dinnertime sundae! Let kids help by adding veggie sprinkles such as chopped peppers, canned corn, shredded carrots, or mushrooms
Prep Time:

20 minutes

Ingredients:

Hot cooked Ragu® Old World Style® Spaghetti

Ragu® Pasta Sauce, heated

Low fat fully-cooked cocktail-size meatballs

Part-skim ricotta cheese

Cherry tomatoes

Assorted fresh vegetables, chopped

Directions:

Description: Description: Spaghetti SundaesArrange spaghetti in sundae dish, then top with Ragu® Pasta Sauce, hot cooked meatballs, part-skim ricotta cheese dollops, and cherry tomatoes for a fun dinnertime sundae! Let kids help by adding veggie sprinkles such as chopped peppers, canned corn, shredded carrots, or mushrooms
Prep Time:

20 minutes

Ingredients:

Hot cooked Ragu® Old World Style® Spaghetti

Ragu® Pasta Sauce, heated

Low fat fully-cooked cocktail-size meatballs

Part-skim ricotta cheese

Cherry tomatoes

Assorted fresh vegetables, chopped

Directions:

Arrange spaghetti in sundae dish, then top with Ragu® Pasta Sauce, hot cooked meatballs, part-skim ricotta cheese dollops, and cherry tomatoes for a fun dinnertime sundae! Let kids help by adding veggie sprinkles such as chopped peppers, canned corn, shredded carrots, or mushrooms

 

 

Sep52012

Just a teaser…

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A teaser of a review we’re about to do…
She’s still really sick, but agreed to play dress up with her hair!

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Sep22012

Sunday Update

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She woke up this morning without a fever and wanted to actually play with her toys. It was a total blessing.
Was.
The fever is now back as of 2:30 (will it ever go away?) and she’s complaining of a stomach ache.
Now she’s laying down in bed resting.
I feel so bad for her. She keeps apologizing for ruining our weekend, and we have no idea where she got that idea from. Even though we had plans, obviously her health comes first with no complaints! 6 year-olds…

Sep12012

Friday Night Fever

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Turns into Saturday morning feverish.

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