24 August 2011

{baby blogging} PinkPrincess.Com

My Dear Friends,

I've read that when you have a small child and are expecting another baby, that it's good to involve the older sibling(s) in the excitement.  Sometimes little ones see that their new brother or sister is getting all sorts of attention, presents, etc. and become jealous - act out.  I've read that it is nice to give the older sibling a big brother/big sister present so that they won't feel left out. 

Back in July, when I hosted the baby shower for G, I made sure to give her daughter (the one about to become a big sister) a gift as well.  I gave her a dress from Pink Princess

I really adore Pink Princess because they have so much to offer.  Need a Flower Girl, Baptism, Communion, Junior Bridesmaid or Pageant Dress?  Need a petticoat or tutu?  You can get them here.  How about something for your little boy?  They carry boys Suits & Tuxedos!

Pink Princess also carries a full line of shoes and accessories for boys and girls. 

I ordered the Red Velvet Cross Pattern on Taffeta Dress with Bow in Red.  The dress is tea length with a taffeta bodice and velvet cross pattern.  It has a removable sash and a back zipper closure.  It's gorgeous!

You can read my review on how G's daughter LOVED the dress by reading the review on Pink Princess.  Take my word for it;  if you want quality clothes at great prices, you'll check out Pink Princess!

Connect with Pink Princess

*pinkprincess.com supplied me this dress in exchange for an honest review.  
no money exchanged hands and these opinions are my own.  thank you pinkprincess.com!

23 August 2011

Plan For Halloween Now!

My Dear Friends,

Halloween is in two months!  Do you have your costume yet?   You don't want to be left in the dust, picking though what's left of the costume selection.

If you want to have the perfect costume, you'd better start looking.  If you love Halloween like I do then your halloween costume has got to be awesome!  Costumes4Less is a great place to shop - they have everything!

Costumes4Less.com is a leading online retailer of Halloween Costumes & Accessories, Drama and Theme Party Costumes, Lingerie & Sexy Wear, Shoes and Party & Wedding Supplies. Their mission is to offer you the most pleasant online shopping experience by providing the widest selection of products, at best possible prices via their user friendly web site.

 Their unique low price guarantee applies to every item. They are able to do this by eliminating wasteful advertising and marketing expenses. They do not have retail stores or catalogs.  All products get shipped directly from  manufacturers'/suppliers' warehouses.

Not only can you get costumes from Costumes4Less, you can also order Party Supplies, Lingerie, Shoes, Accessories, Pet Costumes & more!

Shop from Costumes4Less, where their tagline, 
"We Have Everything" is so, so true!


22 August 2011


My Dear Friends,

Don't forget to enter the SPA FOR MA giveaway going on right now!  Win prizes from A Spoonful of Comfort, Color-My-Eyes, Dali Decals & ShaToBu!

{baby blogging} Love's Handmade Creations

My Dear Friends,

Love's Handmade Creations specializes in high quality handmade gifts, gift baskets, decorations, and beautifully crocheted items.  They're dedicated to giving you the nicest, highest quality items available!

I am seriously impressed here.  Love's Handmade Creations comes up with some of the neatest ideas I've ever seen!  For example...Diaper Pizza!  Diaper Hoagie!  Diaper Pie!

Check out some of the amazing items for sale!
(click the photo to go to the direct shop listing)

Love's Handmade Creations also carries crocheted items, candy bouquets & care packages, diaper cakes and cupcakes, & towel cakes!  You can connect with Love's Handmade Creations on Etsy or Twitter!

*love's handmade creations donated items to a baby shower held in July in exchange for a review.  all photos are courtesy of love's handmade creations.  all opinions are my own and no money exchanged hands.  thank you to love's handmade creations!

20 August 2011

{Baby Blogging} Full Hands and Hearts

My Dear Friends,

I'm in awe of Melissa from Full Hands and Hearts.  She's got SIX kiddos and still has time to have a fantastic Etsy shop! 

Melissa makes some of the most darling designs in her Etsy Shop. If you want customized baby food labels, she can do it!  What about hair bows, pillowcase dresses & hair clippies?  She's got those too!  Full Hands and Hearts even makes tutu's & iron on appliques! 

Full Hands and Hearts is running a couple of really great specials right now - All Tutu's are marked 25% off!  Additionally, you can take 10% off your barrette/clippie order when you use code "SUMMERFUN10"!

Here are some of my absolute favorites:
(click on the photos to be taken to the shop listing)

 Make sure to check Out 
for all your baby needs!

*full hands and hearts provided me with some items to use in a baby shower free of charge.  no money was exchanged and all opinions are my own.  thank you so much full hands and hearts!

19 August 2011

{Baby Blogging} Bebe Diva Wear

My Dear Friends,

Bebe Diva Wear is a shop I found on Etsy while browsing for cute baby headbands.  I recently hosted a baby shower for my friend "G", who is going to have a lovely little girl in September.  I absolutely adore the baby headband trend.  It works especially well with babies who were born with a little less hair.  No one wants people coming up to your little girl and saying "Oh what a cute little boy you have!"...that doesn't go over well, most times.

What do you do to correct the situation?  You put an adorable, outfit matching headband on your little cutie!  Bebe Diva Wear makes one size fits all, fabric no-clips-attached flowered headbands that are out of this world lovely!

The owner, Rachel, strives to make comfortable, wearable & above all - gorgeous headbands for your darling little girl. Rachel doesn't stop at headbands, though.  Her shop also carries decorative ponytail holders & adult headbands!

Below are some of my favorite Bebe Diva Wear creations:
(click on the photos to purchase or see her Etsy shop)

Prices range from $6-$12 so they are very affordable to buy for yourself or give as a gift!  You can connect with Rachel @ Bebe Diva Wear through her Facebook or her Etsy!

*Bebe Diva Wear supplied two headbands free of charge for the baby shower I hosted.  
All opinions are my own and no money was given.

18 August 2011

"Spa For Ma" Blog Hop & Giveaway Is Here!

 My Dear Friends,

The SPA FOR MA giveaway is live!  Use the simple Rafflecopter form below to enter to win!  After you're done, make sure to enter the other great giveaways using the linky list provided below!  Thank you & good luck!

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{Baby Blogging} My Baby Clothes

My Dear Friends,

In my ongoing quest for the cutest baby girl clothes around, I stumbled upon MyBabyClothes.Com.  My Baby Clothes is an online retailer of affordable & adorable baby clothes & accessories.

I was in the market for some Baby Tutus, Baby Headbands, & Baby Hats.  I definitely came to the right place!  There are so many Baby Clothes to choose from, you'll have a hard time deciding what to get - you'll want to buy everything!

I ordered the Ballet Tutu Set with Crochet Top and Bow HeadbandI LOVE IT!
The great thing about this set is that it fits size 0 all the way up to 18 months!  This is one outfit that can be worn over and over & will still fit! The set currently comes in pale pink, ivory & lavender.

This stunning ballet tutu set is perfect for many occasions! How cute would your little one look in photos while wearing this outfit!  With all the pictures you will be taking with family and friends, your little princess will be dressed in style.

The basic ballet tutu is made of multiple layers and finished off with a satin detail at waistline. An adorable crochet top and large bow headband are the perfect additions! The traditional wide grosgrain bow is crafted with the highest quality 1 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon and is about 5 inches wide. Pair it with the matching wide stretchy headband and you are ready to go.

 Isn't this the cutest thing?!

Here's a little info on the background of the company:

"Thank you for visiting My Baby Clothes Boutique!
There is nothing more precious than a little baby girl or boy.  At MyBabyClothes.com we strive to bring you the most fashion forward and unique baby clothes on the web, all at a Guaranteed Lowest Price! 
Our team searches to find the cutest, most comfortable, and highest quality clothes and accessories available.  Our goal is to offer these unique and trendy boutique style clothes at affordable prices. 
The My Baby Clothes Boutique customer service team is available to handle your questions and concerns.  Feel free to email, call, or instant chat us to ask any questions or place orders.
I hope you have fun browsing around our online catalog.  We have lots of choices and adorable pictures of our little baby models.   Don't forget to check out some of our cute accessories like baby hats, baby headbands, baby booties, unique baby socks and much more. 
Have fun shopping!
Michelle Sanders
My Baby Clothes Boutique"

My Baby Clothes offers more than just clothes & accessories for little girls - there is also a section for the little man in your life.  You can find cute outfits, shoes & accessories for your baby boy as well!  Did I mention that there's FREE SHIPPING on everything?

Connect with My Baby Clothes:

*My Baby Clothes provided the above item free of charge in exchange for an honest, helpful review.  All opinions on this site are my own and there was no monetary gain.  A huge thank you to MyBabyClothes.Com for allowing me to write this review.

17 August 2011

Accessorize with Color-My-Eyes! {GIVEAWAY}

My Dear Friends,

(This is a SPA FOR MA Bonus Contest!)

I've used Color-My-Eyes for years.  I love to wear colored contacts.  Your eye color can change so much about your appearance, whether you want darker, lighter or brighter eyes!

You have so many choices for contact lenses, both online and through your eye doctor's office....what's a person to do?  That's where Color-My-Eyes comes in!  All their contacts are FDA Approved, so you can be certain the contact lenses you are buying are of great quality!

I was asked to review three different contact lenses:  The Calaview Natural, The Calaview Azalea & The ColorNova.

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ColorNova Gray

ColorNova Green

ColorNova Hazel

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Calaview Azalea Gray

Calaview Azalea Green

Calaview Azalea Hazel

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Calaview Gray

Calaview Hazel

Calaview Jade Green

Calaview Violet

Since day one, I have been impressed with Color-My-Eyes.  They have a very user-friendly website and pleasant, knowledgeable customer service.

My natural eye color is a dark olive green.  I familiarized myself with how to pick the right contact lenses by reading the "Colored Contacts For Dark Eyes" information page.  You can even narrow down your selection by what types of eyes you have:  Light, Medium or Dark.  You can even buy Halloween, Theatrical & Novelty lenses at Color-My-Eyes!

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