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Buy Thomas & Friends™ to Earn Big Rewards! (EXCLUSIVE CODE!)

Buy Thomas & Friends™ to Earn Big Rewards!

When it comes to toys, my family buys a lot. Not because I want to spoil my kids or anything like that, but because as a stay at home mom I am the one that get stuck playing them....which  means I get bored and want more. Yes, my kids are lucky. But one toy that has gone through all the years of my daughter and so far all the years of my son are trains. From train tables, and train sets, to the trains themselves, Thomas has the BEST of the best. And now, finally, you can get REWARDS for all those trainterrific purchases! I imagine had I had that since the dawn of time back when Char was a baby I would have rewards for DAYS! But fret no more! Listen, Moms, you can get MORE out of … [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE Monster High Operetta Doll: Beautiful!

Monster High Hauntlywood Operetta Doll

This post is sponsored by LBox PR When it comes to kids toys, Charlotte is slowly outgrowing some of her old favorites. Stuffed animals are often piled in the corner and the smaller cutesy toys of her 6 and 7 years old are hanging out in Tupperware. But when it comes to Monsters High Dolls, she is all in! And when I asked her if she would be interested in checking out an EXCLUSIVE Monster High Hauntlywood Operetta Doll (Only available at Walmart and in THIS dress a LIMITED time) and letting me know how she liked it, she said YES YES YES! In the past she has helped me showcase the Monsters High Locker as well, so she is an old pro. First she wanted to show you the doll - Monster … [Read More...]

Paper Plate Wind Sock: Rainbow Crafting

Rainbow Kids Craft perfect for St. Patricks day and fun toddler idea!

Every time we have a party we dress the dining room up with the strings of crepe paper and always have rolls of it left over. Its cheap and its fun but there has to be more to crepe paper than birthdays, right? So in or question for all things Rainbow Crafting this month, we created a fun "wind sock" ( I realize its not a sock, but we call this 'creative license'). The kids worked together on it very well! This craft also resulted in some serious glitter around the house, but it did make sure I mopped for about 10 days straight so I suppose this was a win/win. Paper Plate Wind Sock Need Paper plate glitter (or markers to decorate) Stapler Rolls of crepe paper - $1 at Dollar … [Read More...]

Toddler Hand Print Rainbows (Great Keepsake!)

Rainbow Activities for Kids, St. Patricks Day Fun!

Lately P and I are having a great deal of fun with "Rainbow" crafting as a way to get behind the St. Patrick's Day spirit! Although Charlotte was old enough to cut her hands out to create a paper hand print rainbow project, I wanted to do something more toddler friendly with P. So off to the craft store! I happened to walk by a buy 2 deal with the Canvas', so we grabbed that. They were $8 for 2 at Hobby Lobby! Then we came out and broke out the paints. Even if you don't have a canvas, you can do this on a poster board, foam board or plain old construction paper. I do find, however, that having the canvas makes a really nice keepsake to hang on the wall or to give as a gift to a … [Read More...]

St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Rainbows

St Patricks Day Kids Activity: Handprint Rainbows more at www.momdot.com

Yesterday Charlotte stayed home from school in the morning because she thought she was gonna throw up. I love being a parent. After a few hours she felt better, but then had a headache. Around 1 she started to feel better but it was a few hours before school ended so I just kept her home. She decided to do some crafting (such a daughter of mine some days) and here is a great craft she made and wanted me to share with you all! This is an easy paper activity and needs little more than construction paper and staples. You can do this with any age child as long as you have someone to supervise the cutting if they are young. St. Patrick's Day Handprint Rainbows Because this craft is fairly … [Read More...]

St. Patricks Day Crafts: Make a Blarney Stone!

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

I have gotten a bit behind this month on my holiday crafting, so I am jumping right back into it. With St. Patricks day just a few weeks away, I thought it would be a fun time to introduce you all to the Blarney Stone. What is the Blarney Stone? According to the Blarney Castle website: For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate. I would debate that no one in my house needs the gift of gab or flattery. My husband never stops sucking up, my daughter could talk to a … [Read More...]

Travel tips to pick the perfect ROMANTIC vacation for you and your spouse

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Official Residence Inn Ambassador As the new year starts and quickly thrusts us into February (now, March!) the more and more our household starts to think of taking vacation. I know you may be asking yourself "What? vacation? Didn't the holidays just end?"  Yep, they sure did, but if you are anything like us, your early winter vacations tend to be family related. This past year we hauled everyone, including the two year old, on a cruise. While it was absolutely fun, I wouldn't call it romantic or relaxing. Trying to balance naps and meal times was just short of a serious challenge. This time of the year, as I am starting to dream about the ice melting and time changing, I think of … [Read More...]

Peeps Cake and Dessert Inspiration #PeepsTreats

Peeps Easter Cake, #peepstreats from www.momdot.com

Nothing says Easter like Peeps, am I right? Every year we get a giggle out of picking through the flavors and colors for my sister in law whom loves them! And my kids? This picture probably says it all and that fork was on ready for his very first PEEPS taste! They also make incredibly darling decorations on almost any cake, cupcake or other treat you can think of. Check what we did with our peeps to celebrate Mardi Gras! We whipped up some King Cake, complete with the obligatory purple, green and gold sugar and doused with peeps!   And for Easter you can make your favorite carrot cake (...see what we did there?) , then crunch up some Oreo cookies, dye … [Read More...]

Carter’s Baby and Kid Up to 50% Off Sale (and Carters Coupon!)

Carters Sale 2014 Spring Styles www.momdot.com

Over the past 3 years of my sons life I have bought him a lot of clothing. A lot. I buy him far more clothing than he needs because that is often what us moms do. The 'awws', the 'ohmys', the 'omgoshlookatthis' purchases we all make. But I also really value comfort, quality and understanding that I get more bang for my buck with brands like Carter's. So when Carter's offered to let me pick out a few things to assist in advertising a sale they were having, I knew that not only did I want to show off the great clothes and the sale, but it would give me a chance to show you how much Little P has grown since the last Carters post! Phoenyx as a newborn sporting his first Carter's onesie... … [Read More...]

Sam’s Club Seven Week Seafood Sampling event! #samsclubseafood

Easy Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Living in the south its almost impossible to find a restaurant that doesn't include seafood. Even more than that, pretty much every home on the Gulf Coast has some sort of tilapia, fish boil, shrimp catching, crawfish eating ritual throughout the year. Growing up I was not a huge seafood fan. If you tell people around here that they balk at you. Live in the south and NOT eat seafood? Impossible. But since I grew up steps from the gulf I often associated sea food with the smell of seaweed out my front door.  Now as an adult I have really come to appreciate the different types of dishes and dinners I can bring to my dinner table. And because of my newly developed palette for seafood the past … [Read More...]

Ultimate Race Fan Experience, $50 Kroger Card Giveaway!

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Now I live in a state where NASCAR is as big of an event as a birth of a child. So when I was asked to post about this contest, I was like YES! Check it out: Enter to win the ride of your life with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. or a VIP Cheerios® racing getaway with Austin Dillon Even I, a frilly little Southern Bell, would NOT turn down an epic ride with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Are you a huge racing fan? Go to bit.ly/1doILQW to create a customized shopping cart for the chance to win a ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr. or a VIP Cheerios racing getaway to Charlotte, NC with Austin Dillon and many other prizes! To enter, hit this! Grand-prize: Win a ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsored by … [Read More...]

Best Birthday Gifts for Women – Gag Gift Style

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I have always been a person that loves giving gifts.  Birthdays, holidays, anniversary - or for no reason at all - I love making people smile with a gift of something new. Sometimes the gift is thoughtful, sometimes it is something useful... and sometimes it is just downright silly. And my go to place for silliness has always been Spencer's Gifts. Whether it is a gift for a man or woman or ages 21-101 - Spencers Gifts has you covered. Here are a couple that I thought were funny Birthday Babe Dress Up Set Your birthday is one day you can dress up completely obnoxious and not be judged for it. You know you are going to want to go out with your girlfriends - how is anyone supposed to know … [Read More...]