Now is the Perfect Time to Shop for the Holidays at Gymboree and Crazy 8!

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Gymboree has long been my go-to stop to shop for cute kids clothes. They offer great quality, cute designs, and you never ever have to pay full price with their frequent markdowns, sales, and coupons. Right now is no exception!

Not only is Gymboree having a 40% off sale, you can also get 40% off at Crazy 8!


Easy Brunch Casserole with Eggs, Sausage, and Hashbrowns

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We don’t have brunch every Sunday, or even breakfast for that matter. I admit that I’m not much of a morning person and while my husband is more of one than I am, as a family we tend to grab something simple to eat in the morning. Every once in a while though we do plan to make a big breakfast or brunch. Last Sunday I chose to make an easy, delicious brunch casserole that my whole family loved!

Brunch Egg Casserole with Sausage and Hashbrowns #BringHillshireHome #ad

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Tyvek. Who Knew? Find Out More About Verdiva Reusable Shopping Bags

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.

About twelve years ago I worked for a furniture cover company that made covers out of Tyvek. Yes, the same stuff that is used in construction, mailing envelopes, and hazmat suits. I thought it was an odd material to use for outdoor furniture and grill covers but it worked! It’s a strong, waterproof material so it makes sense.

When Verdiva approached me about reviewing their Tyvek shopping bags I was very interested. I received three in these bright, beautiful patterns.

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Stocking Stuffer Idea: Tommee Tippee Explora Water Bottles #TommeeMommee

I am a member of the Tommee Mommee blogger program. I have been compensated for this post but all opinions and experiences are my own. 

It’s that time of year again; the time to start planning your Christmas shopping. It seems to come earlier every year, doesn’t it?

Thinking of the larger gifts is usually the easy part but what about stocking stuffers? I don’t like to waste my money on stocking stuffers for the purpose of just filling the stocking that will likely be tossed to the side in a matter of hours. Instead I try to think of useful or fun items for my kids’ stockings instead. One of my favorite stocking stuffers for the past couple of years has been the Explora Spill Proof Sporty Water Bottles from Tommee Tippee.

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These bottles are great for many reasons: kids love their bright colors and designs and the water bottle spout design is great for toddlers and preschoolers. They’re also perfect for the car or the nightstand in case your little one gets thirsty during the night. But most importantly, they don’t leak.  

Really, they don’t leak AT ALL and even though my son is almost four we still use the Tommee Tippee Explora Spill Proof Sporty Water Bottles at night and in the car. He still loves them because they don’t look like sippy cups and I love them because they’re easy to use and leak-free. I highly recommend these and the rest of the Tommee Tippee Explora cups. They are all we use and we love them!

Even more reasons to love Tommee Tippee Spill Proof Sporty Water Bottle:

  • Automatic sport-seal spout thanks to the truly non spill, Easiflow technology for easy drinking
  • Lid interchangeable with all Easiflow® Cups
  • 12 oz. Truly Spill Proof Sporty Water Bottle – great for on-the-go drinking
  • Dishwasher, microwave, sterilizer safe
  • Suitable for babies aged 12 months +
  • BPA-free

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Enter to Win TWO Prize Packs from Beautiful Colorado! {#CDLocalToMe Blog Hop}

Welcome to the #CDLocal2Me Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Mama Loup’s Den and Our Piece of Earth.

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We have teamed up with some amazing bloggers who love supporting local businesses and are excited to share these products and companies that we love with you. Each participating blogger will be showcasing cloth diaper or natural living products and stores local to them. This is a great way for you to find out where some of your favorite products are made and discover some that you may not have heard of. Be sure to hop around to all of these fantastic blogs and enter to win.

For my giveaway you will have the chance to win one of TWO prize packs from four amazing natural parenting brands located in Colorado. Colorado has a large natural living presence and it’s no wonder that so many fabulous brands come from here. You will be able to win products from Boba, Rumparooz, Thirsties, and CJ’s BUTTer! 

Open to legal residents of the US, 18+

PRIZE PACK #1-horz

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Win a Mobile Phone Accessories Prize Box from PocketSwank in the #TreatYourself Giveaway Hop

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats!

Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats to keep you entering giveaways until it’s time to go out and gather your own – so be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below and don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize Giveawayfrom Step2!

For my giveaway you will win a PocketSwank box. What is PocketSwank? They are a curator of accessories for the mobile devices. Included in the box you will win: 

  • Klingg magnetic earphone cord holder
  • Lock Laces no-tie elastic shoe laces
  • Wally Jr stick-on wallet
  • Wallet Ninja 18 in 1 multi-tool.

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Why Haven’t I Owned a Thirsties Duo Wrap Before Now?!

 I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.

I have mentioned on the blog several times that pocket diapers just aren’t my thing anymore, especially now that Dub is older and we should be (knock on wood) in the home stretch of cloth diapers. I want easy, I don’t want to unstuff and stuff diapers especially when they’re dirty. For over a year now I have been steadily gravitating to AI2s and covers.

One cover that I’ve wanted to try for years but just never did for some odd reason is the Thirsties Duo Wrap. I have used both the (no longer made) Duo diaper and AIO and really love the quality and performance. Now I am wondering WHY I haven’t tried the wrap before.

Thirsties Duo Wrap & hemp prefold review #clothdiapers

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Get Your Future Babywearer Started Early with the Boba Mini

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My love of Boba has been going strong for almost three years now. I started with a Boba 2G and have stayed with them as my favorite baby carrier ever since. Both my husband and I can use it with ease and our son, almost four, still loves going for piggyback rides. Because I love my Boba so much it hit me that I should see if Dub would like to wear one as much as he still loves to be in one. 

Get Your Future Babywearer Started Early with the #Boba Mini #babywearing #bobalove #BobaAmbassador

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What Does Cloth Diaper Delamination Look Like?

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What is diaper delamination?

Delamination means that the polyurethane laminate, or waterproof layer, of your cloth diaper is coming away from the diaper. When this happens eventually your diaper will no longer function normally which means that you will begin to have leaks. Obviously that is no bueno for a diaper. 

However the beginning of delamination isn’t the end of the world…for now. You can still use the diaper as long as you don’t have any holes or the lamination isn’t peeling away, but know that your diaper is likely on borrowed time. 

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