Building a Bear

My adorable twin nieces absolutely love stuffed animals  so I was happy to be able to take them to Build-a- Bear Workshop for the day!  Build-A-Bear Workshop offers you the opportunity to bring your child (or god child! or favorite child!) in for a day of interactive fun making their own stuffed animal friend. It is a great experience where children can choose, stuff, stitch, fluff and dress their new furry friend.  This is a fun rainy day adventure for all age groups!

My niece and goddaughter had such a great time as you can tell from the photos below! I really don’t think that they can be any cuter!?

Happy Friday, friends!




Disclaimer: Smiley 360 and Build-A-Bear Workshop sent me a gift card for my review. The opinions in this blog are my own. 

ChapStick® Dual-ended Hydration Lock Day & Night Review

As we head into fall and winter, I found the perfect new product for those chapped lips!  So annoying until now! The New ChapStick® dual-ended Hydration Lock Day & Night offers skin protection on one side and replenishing butters on the other side, for double the care for lips. This dual-ended innovation from ChapStick® delivers two distinct formulas, all in one tube, designed to provide you with 24-hour lip care. What is also great is that the product delivers double the care for your lips with SPF 12 and long-lasting moisturization for the daytime on one side, and natural butters, antioxidants, and Tamanu oil on the other side to replenish your tired lips at night.

How perfect?! I keep one in my office desk and another in my night stand!


Please note: Smiley360 sent me a free product to review. However, the opinions in this blog are my own. 

#Cartwheel App

With so many moms heading out to do some Back-to-School shopping this weekend, Target has provided some help through some awesome coupons. Now through the end of August, get 10% off any Purex detergent at Target stores with a #Cartwheel coupon! Download the awesome app to find the coupon and TONS of other great savings.

I am always saving money through couponing apps and hope you can too!

Use this URL for coupon: Happy shopping and HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!! Happy Labor Day everyone. Enjoy the break.



Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review #GetNoticed

I simply love body wash. It makes me smile through dreary mornings, refreshes my skin, and helps me wake up in the shower. I was happy to hear that Dial was creating a new scent, the Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash. This product contains coconut water, known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes, as well as nutrient-rich mango. Just one sniff and your mind begins to wander to a summer vacation filled with sun, white beaches, and blue waters.

Not only does this wash smell great, but it has a clear consistency not often found on the market these days. It pours easily from the bottle and lathers instantly. When rinsing, I found no residue or yucky mess in my shower.

These combos are sure to be a hit in your household too! Please email me for entry into a product giveaway. Good luck and happy sudsing! Remember to #GetNoticed with Dial! 


Note: I received a free product to facilitate this review. However, all opinions in this blog are my own.

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection Review


As a greeting card fan (and former Hallmark employee!), I was excited to see this review offer from Purex Insiders.   I received my kit two weeks ago and finally had some extra time last night to try them out.   I was impressed with the very sturdy card stock paper used to make the card, as well as the beautiful print.  My fave component was that everything is color coordinated to create a cohesive designed card.  For all you busy wives and moms, it is also extremely handy that everything is pre-cut and ready to put together.  The instructions were very simple and would even be easy for a teen or older child to complete!

I finished each card in less than five minutes! Not too shabby. It usually takes me that long to find a card at the drug store! The final designed cards are below. So cute, don’t you agree?! Hopefully the receiver of these cards agrees some day!



You can CLICK HERE to visit Spellbinders online  if you would like to see even more of the Spellbinder Collections available.   They have many different items for many different occasions and you are sure to find something that suits your personality.

Happy weekend, friends!

The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex & One Step Away Giveaway

Here is another amazing contest for all you mommies out there…

…where you can win a $1,000 gift certificate to One Step Ahead and a year’s supply of Purex Baby Detergent and Purex Crystals.

At One Step Ahead you can find unique, problem-solving products to make life easier, safer, and more fun for parents, kids and families.

Purex Baby Detergent is hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin. Purex Crystals for Baby infuse a clean, gentle scent into baby’s clothing, blankets, & towels.

This giveaway is so great that you can daily through 7/31/14. You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to enter.

Good luck!!


Cottonelle’s Summer Clean Care Campaign

During this sticky summer, it helps having handy wipes around during beach trips, hikes, or games of tennis! Leave it to Cottonelle to come to the rescue with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, as well as the always useful (and soft!) Cottonelle Toilet Paper.

What I love most about the wipes are that they come in smaller travel-sized packages or can be used in a larger dispenser at home. The dispenser is perfect for situating behind the toilet! It is a great look that hardly looks out of the norm but is very handy. 

Our household will continue to use Cottonelle products and we definitely recommend them.

Cottonelle does it again!


Thanks to Crowdtap for selecting me for the Cottonelle Summer Clean Care Campaign!