Time to celebrate Spring and the coming warmer weather with a little peek at the latest collection from Matilda Jane Clothing! Woohoo! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you already know that Matilda Jane makes some seriously adorable children’s clothes. (You can see my past reviews here.) For those who aren’t as familiar, Matilda Jane Clothing is a mom-owned company that specializes in uniquely designed girl’s clothing and accessories. Their collections are fun, whimsical, and sized to fit everyone from babies to mommas. Matilda Jane kindly offered to send me two outfits from their Spring Collection, “It’s a Wonderful Parade”.
I See Me! is a retail site that offers children’s books that are not only beautifully illustrated, but are also personalized with your child’s name, birthday, and more! How cool is that? In addition to books, I See Me! also offers a wide range of fun, gift-worthy items — growth charts, coloring books, placemats, stickers, lunchboxes — all personalized for your little one! Confession time! When I named my “2 little rosebuds”, I (kinda guiltily) knew I was giving one of them a bit of a disadvantage, name-wise. Now, Chloe is a pretty common name, so she’ll be alright… But Everly? […]
*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.* My Citrus Lane box never showed the right tracking info this month, so I had no idea when (or if) I would receive it. After seeing box after box being reviewed by other bloggers, I finally discovered my […]
Austin Lloyd is a great new subscription box for little ones. They offer unique, high-end toys selected specifically for your child’s current “play level”. When I first got a peek at the list of brands they partner with — Hape, Melissa & Doug, Haba, etc. — I knew it was going to be a fun box! Austin Lloyd is committed to providing toys that are not only engaging, but also bpa & phthalate free. None of the toys will ever require batteries and the total value of the items will always exceed the cost of your box. Awesome! Oh, did I mention that they also give you […]
“Twins? Ugh! Better you than me!” “Oh boy, twins? You must really have your hands full.” “Uh oh! Double trouble!” When you have twins, everyone feels the need to tell you how screwed you are. How your life is over. How they’ll age you faster than you can imagine. How happy they are that they didn’t get stuck with a similar, awful fate. Well guess what, haters? HAVING TWINS IS EFFING AWESOME. And here are my top 10 reasons why… 10. A new appreciation for BOGO sales. Sure, everyone likes a good deal — especially when it involves buying something […]
*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code “MRVA286CCE“.* It’s here! My June Citrus Lane Box finally arrived today. It always feels like I’m the last person to get theirs. My box tends to hang out in Jersey for an extra day, gettin’ its GTL on. Not […]
If someone were to ask me “What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received from your father?”, I wouldn’t have to give it a second thought. One phrase would immediately pop into my head and I’d proudly echo the words I’ve heard my dad proclaim many times throughout my life. Was it some hokey Ward Cleaver-esque gem about always doing the right thing? Nope. Perhaps a famous quote about following your dreams? Not so much. The one piece of (not quite) fatherly advice that will stick with me forever? “If it’s free, take it!” Ah, yes, my father has […]
I’ve never been a follower of any particular religion. I was baptized as a baby, but that’s as far as I got. With that said, Easter has never been much of a big deal for me. Sure, when I was a wee lil’ whippersnapper, I took much delight in hunting for my basket full of pastel-wrapped goodies & rainbow-colored jelly beans… What kid didn’t? But once I learned that the whole “Easter bunny” thing was a big sham, the holiday just kind of lost its appeal. It went downhill even more once I hit my teenage years & went vegetarian. […]