How the #BRUMilestones are so great even the third time around and a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

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Last week, I told you how exciting it is when a baby reaches his/her first milestones. For us, it was totally amazing seeing Taylor smile, giggle, and sit up for the first time. I still smile at the thought of Taylor going from an itty bitty baby to one who is actually sitting up unassisted. It is all amazing to me, even the third time around!

unnamed 81 How the #BRUMilestones are so great even the third time around and a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway!Here is some exciting news from Babies “R” Us and Pampers, in case you missed it last time:

Babies “R” Us and Pampers are ringing in the New Year with some exciting news! Pampers Swaddlers and Sensitive Wipes have won the 2015 What-to-Expect Mom’s Love -It Award! Babies “R” Us offers award-winning brands that are perfect to help celebrate all of your baby’s milestones – from Pampers, the #1 choice of hospitals, Dreft, the #1 choice of pediatricians and even Duracell, the #1 trusted brand of parents, pharmacists, and first responders. Moms can feel confident walking into Babies “R” Us knowing she can get ALL the products she not only loves and trusts, but NEEDS to ensure a safe and seamless milestone moment. Because let’s face it; moms always end up using more than they think especially when it comes to laundry detergent, diapers and batteries right?

So in the time I wrote my last post to now, Taylor has a new milestone. Since the blizzard hit this past week, she has gone in the snow for the first time. We bundled her up in her adorable snowsuit and off she went in the snow. I am not sure what she thought of the white stuff, by boy, she was so stinkin’ cute!unnamed 101 How the #BRUMilestones are so great even the third time around and a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

For all these amazing milestones, I definitely turn to Babies R Us and Pampers to help us reach these wonderful journeys we are currently going on! So, if you are all going through the special “firsts” be sure to turn to your local Babies R US to help you!unnamed 91 How the #BRUMilestones are so great even the third time around and a $50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Now pay attention because there are some great offers below:

From Jan 23 – Feb. 21, save 15% off any two select Procter & Gamble items below:

o Pampers jumbo packs of diapers & Easy-Up training pants (Reg. $9.99)

o Pampers value boxes of wipes (392-504ct, Reg. $14.49-14.99)

o Dreft 50oz laundry detergent (Reg. $14.99)

o Tide 100oz laundry detergent (Reg. $19.99)

o Downy 120 load fabric softener (Reg $9.99)

o LUVs value boxes of diapers (Reg. $35.99)

o Duracell 16/12 AA/AAA batteries (Reg. $15.99)

Giveaway: One winner will receive  $50 Babies “R” Us gift card, Two packages of Pampers Wipes,  Babies “R” Us changing station pad, and Babies “R” Us 2-in-1 food tote. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what offer you are most likely to use in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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Great Photos with PerfectPic.com!

*This is a sponsored post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.* unnamed 54 Great Photos with PerfectPic.com! I love to take pictures. As a blogger, every activity, event, and get together is an invitation for rapid fire picture taking. The problem is that some people don’t want to cooperate with me and my quest for great photos! Whether one of my kids is acting like a clown, someone photo bombs the shot, or I just didn’t get a super crisp shot, getting great photos is tough! I know I’m not the only one out there with this problem, and that’s why I’m excited to tell you all about PerfectPic.com.unnamed 61 Great Photos with PerfectPic.com!

Great Photos are Possible with PerfectPic

Here’s the thing about taking photos. It’s nearly impossible to get a perfect one the first time. Sometimes, you can’t get a perfect shot at all. It’s either blurry or a little too dark or one of the kids decided to bolt at the worst possible moment. Whatever the case, that wonderful memory you wanted to capture is just a fuzzy memory – literally. That’s where PerfectPic.com comes in. It makes it as easy as point and click to get great photos. The founders of PerfectPic.com know first hand how hard it is to get the perfect shots. Their business was born through the power of kids. Their three kids to be exact. Unlike my kids, who love having their pictures taken, their kids were not happy about it. Fidgeting, making faces, sticking their tongues out – they pretty much did everything possible to discourage their parents from taking pictures.unnamed 2 Great Photos with PerfectPic.com! But parents always find a way. They realized that through digital photography, all they had to do was take rapid fire pictures, and the chances that at some point they’d get a good shot of each of the kids were pretty high. After that, all they had to do was merge them together into one picture. With digital editing being what it is today, that’s totally doable. That’s what PerfectPic.com does for the rest of us. All we have to do is just start taking a ton of photos of the moment we’re trying to capture and then PerfectPic.com sends us back great photos. They edit them together into on great shot that is fully optimized to be the best looking picture possible.

Perfect Pictures are Possible

I gave PerfectPic.com a shot, and I was quite impressed with what they were able to do with my photos. I absolutely could not tell that the photo they provided me came from various pictures that I sent them. It’s kind of amazing. Give it a shot, and see what kind of photo editing magic PerfectPic.com can do for you and get your great photos. Now for the exciting news- PerfectPic is giving the first 50 orders, a 50 percent off deal. How awesome. Be sure to take advantage of this today!

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Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

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This past December, my husband and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary. It was a truly a special day and my husband continues to be an amazing father and partner each and every single day. However, before I go any further, I thought it would be funny to tell our engagement story since this post is all about love and being romantic. Okay here it goes but I warn you all that I might win the prize for the most unromantic engagement story out there. It all happened in December of 2004. A big football game was on and my husband was simultaneously giving me my Chanukah gifts. Each gift was wrapped until I got to the end of the package where a ring was stuck way to the bottom. At this point, I knew my husband was going to propose, however, that darn football game was on. So I told him if he was planning to purpose, please turn off the television and the game. Low and behold, he ends up proposing but instead of turning the game off, it was on MUTE. Seriously…ON MUTE! We’ll, it was the most unromantic proposal ever but he has made up for it, since the day we were married. He is now one of the most romantic guys and continues to plan exciting romantic vacations and such. Well I should say, he did until these three little beauties entered our lives:

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Since I have three kids 6 and under, the romance has definitely taken the back burner. It is not our faults at all, rather the time restraints that have been placed on us. Between working and taking care of these three adorable rugrats, the last thing I want to do is engage in any romantic encounters, if you know what I mean. However, for a New Years Resolution, we each vowed to take more time for ourselves and have Date Night at least a couple of times a week. We also plan to engage in one of our favorite pastimes which is vacationing.

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Lucky for us, we have been fortunate enough to go on many amazing trips. Since I am looking to bring romance back into our lives, I thought I would sit and remember all the fun times we have had on vacations and share with you all some of our favorites.10561765 10152581678939356 1490787840078716207 n Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

Our Top Romantic Vacations:

1. Honeymoon 2003- Maui, Hawaii:1. 768x1024 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

2. Playa Del Carmen 2004- 1st Year Anniversary

3. Las Vegas 2005- 2nd Year AnniversaryDSCF1887 1024x770 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

4. Disney World 2006DSCF06911 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

5. Cruise to Mediterranean 200743. 1024x768 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

6. Cruise to Carribean 2008084 84 1024x768 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

7. Disney World 2009

8. Hawaiian cruise 2011

9. Thailand 2014IMG 3847 1024x682 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

10. Disney World 2015

As you can see we did a lot of traveling before kids and plan to continue in the future with our love of traveling. In the meantime, we are making it a priority to do date nights several times a month. For us, putting the kids to bed, putting on a good movie, and just cuddling constitutes some fun date nights. Other times, it is getting dressed up in our “fancier” outfits and hitting the town.  No matter what we are doing, we are making it an absolute must to bring intimacy back in our lives.10689746 10152642054459356 2060392537090158930 n Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

If you are looking for getting intimacy back in your life, do something fun with your spouse or significant other. Also, make sure you are fully equipped with the Best Lubricant. KY YOURS+MINE is available at your local Walmart in the intimacy aisle and will definitely take your relationship up a notch.

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DSC 0425 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years! K-Y  is also allowing you the perfect K-Y Date Night for a $50 value: 1 free meal for two people from PEACHDISH.com delivered to your door for an intimate night of cooking together, a $5 VUDU movie credit for you to stream right at home and the pleasure of K-Y Yours+Mine Couples Lubricants. This is absolutely perfect for a great date night. Be sure to check out the Date Night pack at Walmart.com for discreet purchasing.DSC 0431 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

For more great ways to celebrate romance this Valentine’s Day, visit K-Y.com!39. 1024x7681 Our Top Romantic Vacations Through the Past 10 Years!

What is your favorite vacation spot that you and your significant other have visited?

 

 

 

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Stay Hydrated with DripDrop

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Proper hydration is an important part of our overall health, and now that flu season has reared its ugly head, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. Keeping yourself hydrated helps your organs working properly, promotes mental acuity, and it keeps the colds at bay! With three kids in the house, I’m NOT a fan of colds. That’s why I was excited to give DripDrop a try.unnamed 47 Stay Hydrated with DripDrop

Staying Hydrated is More Than Drinking Water

Everyone thinks that if they drink enough water, they’ll stay hydrated. While that’s somewhat true, it’s not true hydration. Hydration is having adequate fluids AND adequate electrolytes in our bodies. That’s where DripDrop comes in. DripDrop is an electrolyte powder that you add to your water. It’s safe for children and adults, and it tastes great. That makes it perfect for everyday use as well as for use during sporting events and other strenuous activities. I especially love that it has a great taste, because getting my kids to drink enough water can be difficult to say the least. With DripDrop, I can make sure they stay hydrated, and it’s easy because they think they’re getting something special.unnamed 36 Stay Hydrated with DripDrop

Here are some more tips to stay hydrated.

Water, Water, Water

You should be drinking a minimum of one liter of water everyday. Notice I said minimum. You can never really drink too much water. We lose water through bodily functions, sweat, and even breathing, so the more water you drink the better.

Put Back What you Lose

This related directly to drinking enough water. During hot weather and when you’re involved in sports or other strenuous activities, it’s important to replace the fluids that you’ve lost. This is the time when it’s also especially important to replace the electrolytes that you lost as well. So after a game, a hike, or a workout, make sure you down a bottle of water.

Add Some DripDrop

If you’re trying to stay hydrated, you’re most likely drinking lots of water in a day. Go ahead and add DripDrop to that water and get your fluid and your electrolytes at the same time. It’s a great way to ensure overall health and mind and body function. And hey, you’re already drinking the water, why not make it even better for you?

I had a great experience with DripDrop. I felt better, my kids absolutely loved it, and it felt good knowing that I was doing something great for my and the kids’ bodies. It was also nice to know that I was adding another line of defense to family against colds and the flu!

DripDrop is available in the baby aisle at your local Walgreen’s and CVS pharmacies, so why not head over and snag some for yourself? It’s an easy way to help stay hydrated and improve your health.Screen Shot 2015 01 29 at 2.06.45 PM Stay Hydrated with DripDrop

 

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Valentine’s Day True Hearts Cookie and Brownie sampler Review +Giveaway!

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Valentine’s Day is almost here and is time to think about gifting your loved one! Of course, when anyone thinks of gifts on Valentine’s Day, the very first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. Well, Dancing Deer has you covered this Valentine’s Day for all your food gifting needs with delicious brownies, cookies, and more!

Dancing Deer Baking Company – Hand Crafted Goodness

Screen Shot 2015 01 28 at 11.34.14 AM Valentines Day True Hearts Cookie and Brownie sampler Review +Giveaway!Since 1994, Dancing Deer Baking Company has been hand crafting delicious gourmet baked goods including their famous delicious, scratch-baked brownies, cookies, and gourmet gift arrangements. All of their delicious baked nom noms are certified Kosher, scratch-baked in small batches, and hand packed. The company is made up of people who are passionate about food, nature, and community, so a Dancing Deer Baking Company gift basket is filled with delicious treats made with just as much love and attention as any other homemade treat.unnamed 26 Valentines Day True Hearts Cookie and Brownie sampler Review +Giveaway!

We have been receiving Dancing Deer for awhile now and each sampler we receive is so unbelievably fresh. It is sent packaged up and made to put in your refrigerator, so it will last for awhile. We always remark how Dancing Deer items taste just like freshly baked goods we receive at our local bakery. Screen Shot 2015 01 28 at 11.34.19 AM Valentines Day True Hearts Cookie and Brownie sampler Review +Giveaway!

We received the True Hearts Cookie and Brownie Set this past week and it was simply DELICIOUS! The set features six raspberry and raspberry-chocolate swirl tender and buttery shortbread hearts along with 4 award winning Chocolate Chunk brownies, all individually wrapped. This delightful selection is hand packed with love in a green linen-finish box dressed with a fuchsia ribbon. This is the perfect gift set to give to a friend or a loved one. Best of all, this set is only $24.99, so it is extremely reasonable!

Be sure to check out Dancing Deer for all their Valentine’s Day selections.

Win it: One winner will receive the Valentine’s Day True Hearts Cookie and Brownie Sampler. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what is your favorite Dancing Deer package in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning.  US only. Good luck. THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSES ON FEB 5 to try to assure Valentine’s Day delivery. Please note that delivery is not guaranteed by Vday!
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