Jan82015

Long time, no see.

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Hi everyone! I know, I’ve been MIA on here, but life has been super busy for us. I got a job, working at home and it’s been crazy trying to adjust and balance life. But today, I’m guest blogging over at EverydayWindshield.com giving you my pick for this year’s perfect Valentine’s Day date night dress. It’s comfortable, adorable, and most importantly, affordable! So click the link, and tell me what you think!

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May192014

Figleaves.com swimwear review and discount code!

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Figleaves.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I’ll admit, it’s tough finding a swimsuit that fits, is stylish, supportive, and modern at the same time. It’s a long list of requirements that I have, and one that Figleaves.com can handle! Every year my family and I head to Florida (from Ohio) for vacation, so having a new swimsuit is a must. I usually head to the stores in the mall, where I have a limited selection and horrid dressing rooms with garish fluorescent lighting. Needless to say, it’s not fun. But with Figleaves.com, I can use their accurate fitting guides and their pages upon pages of swimwear that’s categorized with what I’m looking for, it’s EASY to find exactly what I’m looking for! And I know I’m going to look really good while being a busty girl (there’s nothing worse than having a swimsuit giving you spillage), because they carry cup sizes from AA-GG. They even offer bra-sized swim separates to ensure a perfect fit for all body types. Figleaves.com styles vary from classic one-piece swimsuits, to fashion- sassy bikinis, to chic tankinis – meaning that Figleaves.com literally has something for every body! Figleaves.com offers over 200 designers of lingerie, swimwear, apparel, sleepwear and more from popular designers such as Vix and Aguaclara, and even private labels and exclusive items from brands like Midnight Grace, Just Peachy, and the self-named Figleaves label.

I chose the Sophina Icon Lattice Back suit, by Figleaves.com to review, and I have to say, I love it! The detailing is incredible- with the lattice …Continue Reading…

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Apr92013

M’s first wedding.

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My daughter has been invited to her first wedding. It’s a family affair (all three of us were invited) to celebrate my good friend and her fiance.

We’re all so excited for this, and have been waiting for a few years for him to “pop the question”. They’re a great couple, and I’ve enjoyed seeing the love they share.

But M, she’s the MOST excited of all. When she had gotten “wind” of the wedding, she went bonkers. Apparently to a 7 year-old girl, this is the event of the century. Not that I can blame her.

Before the invitation even arrived, M was telling everyone that she needed a NEW dress and pair of shoes for this wedding. It was hilarious. M would Skype with family out of town, and before they could ask her how she was, she would blurt out “Miss C is getting married, and I’m getting a new dress!”

It was hilarious! So, we searched and searched for the “perfect dress” according to M:

Obviously, she had just gotten home from school and couldn’t wait to try it on (her hair was all sorts of crazy). But I have to admit, I got a little teary. She made a good choice.

What do you think?

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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:

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.

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”.

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.

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