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Tuesday
November 22, 2016

The lttl tumbler – the world’s best insulated travel mug

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The first on-the-go insulated mug with an authentic, cup-like sipping experience that’s truly easy to clean.  Instead of a lid that goes on top, the lttl tumbler’s stopper fits down inside so you can drink directly from the edge of the vessel – just like a normal cup. Sip naturally from any side, 360˚ around. The patent-pending stopper regulates flow for the perfect sip without splashes or overflow. All-around aroma venting allows full-sensory enjoyment of your favorite brew. The lttl tumbler has been designed from the ground up for super easy cleaning. The lttl tumbler’s stopper is a single seamless part – there’s no hidden crevices, no disassembly required, nowhere for gunk to hide! Down below, the vessel has a wide opening to easily fit a sponge or brush. The vessel’s microscopically-slick electropolished interior resists stains and odors. When it’s this easy to keep clean, your drink will always taste the way it should.With a twist of your fingers the stopper seals tight, securely recessed inside the vessel. The single silicone gasket creates a reliable leakproof seal so you can conveniently carry the lttl tumbler in a bag or purse without worrying about messy spills and stains.

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Check out the lttle tumbler on kickstarter and make a pledge. The campaign ends Cyber Monday: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/impelstudio/the-lttl-tumbler-the-worlds-best-insulated-travel

The vacuum insulated double-wall construction keeps hot beverages toasty for over 4 hours, staying cool and comfortable to the touch. Iced drinks stay cold all day with no messy condensation on the outside. The lttl tumbler will keep any beverage hot or cold for hours, so you can fill it with 16 ounces of any beverage you like: coffee, tea, iced and carbonated drinks, or a lttl beer or wine.

Product Specs and Features:

  • Capacity: 1 US pint / 16 fl oz / 475 ml
  • Height: 8.2″ / 200mm
  • Base diameter: 2.7″ / 69 mm
  • Fits in all cupholders!
  • Top diameter: 3.1″ / 79 mm
  • Weight:  0 lbs 11 oz / 0.4 kg
  • Vacuum insulated double-walled vessel
  • True 360˚ spill-free drinking directly from the top edge
  • Leak-proof seal for toting in a bag or purse
  • Top rack dishwasher safe
  • Splash resistant, no-look sipping – great for drivers
  • Electropolished interior resists stains and odors
  • No paint, coatings, or linings inside
  • Stopper: Eastman® Tritan® BPA-free plastic
  • Vessel: Foodservice grade 304 Stainless Steel
  • Gasket: EU grade platinum-catalyst silicone rubber
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Monday
November 21, 2016

Holiday Gift Idea- Wallpley Calendar

Are you looking for an easy, creative Holiday gift to give this year? We love Wallpley and their calendars! We recently got one and cannot wait to hang it up in our studio! Their unique designs are fun and would be an exciting gift to give anyone!

We have all their products on our holiday list this year!
You can get yours here: https://www.wallpley.com

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Wednesday
November 16, 2016

Made by Mary

   I have forever been obsessed with minimal jewelry and have quite a large stash in my closet (you can never have too much jewelry right?!). When I came across Made by Mary, I was instantly hooked. Their design and pieces are unique and simple. Their jewelry is on all my lists for gift giving this Holiday and definitely should be on yours too!

Tomorrow they are having their Holiday Sale, so shop it while you can here: https://www.madebymary.com

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They allow you to customize your pieces to whatever you want, with so many different variations.

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Their jewelry is handcrafted using US-sourced gold filled and sterling silver. Gold filled is a durable, high-quality alternative to solid gold, & contains 100 times more gold than gold-plated products. It won’t irritate sensitive skin and, with care, holds up beautifully to daily wear.

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Follow their instagram for product launches, deals, and more.  Or get featured by tagging them wearing your M|M jewelry and tagging #mymadebymary.

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Thursday
November 3, 2016

Nuna Pepp

The smaller your bundle of joy, the more stuff you need to carry around. (It is a rule they never tell you.) Thank goodness the PEPP buggy is cleverly designed to think of everything, from an ultra-compact fold-in-half design to the ability to get around town with one hand (which is how you will be operating most days) to a full recline for on-the-go snoozes. We really love the design of this stroller!

Shop & get yours here: http://www.nuna.eu/usa/pepp

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Smart Design

  • A chic, unique ride from the moment baby enters the world through toddlerhood
  • Folds down to a flat backpack size for trunks, taxis, airplanes and tight entryways
  • Opens easily with just one hand
  • Stands on its own when folded
  • Two-position, adjustable calf support comforts little nappers
  • Plush, cushy, better for baby certified Oeko-Tex® fabric
  • Three or five point anti-loop harness, featuring quick click release button provides ultimate safety and peace of mind
  • One-touch, rear wheel braking system is so easy
  • Stays put with front wheel swivel locks
  • Three-position full recline cradles baby
  • Progressive suspension technology gives a nice, smooth ride
  • Height-adjusting handle for drivers small and tall
  • Various accessory options for every little want or need
  • Adapters included to securely fit the Nuna PIPA, Maxi-Cosi Mico, Maxi-Cosi Prezi, and Cybex Aton infant car seats to the PEPP strollersnip20161103_8  snip20161103_6

Specifications

  • Recommended use: birth to 50 lbs
  • Product dimensions: 41.3/37.4″H x 21.7″W x 33.1/29.1″D
  • Folded dimensions: 28.74″H x 21.6″W x 10.2″D
  • Product weight: 19 lbs
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Thursday
November 3, 2016

All About Baby!

A fun way to track your growing baby and share it with your family and friends with this baby monthly chalkboard by Pearhead. This chalkboard is perfect for staging photo that you will be able to keep for a lifetime. This fun and customizable chalkboard is the perfect way to announce baby’s favorites, likes, dislikes, height, weight. Chalkboard includes colorful sections to easily customize with your personal information. Includes chalkboard and 6 pieces of colored chalk. Snap a picture next to chalkboard and post! #pearhead #mylittlepearhead

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  • Track baby’s age every month with this customizable chalkboard
  • Includes chalkboard and 6 pieces of colored chalk to easily customize from month to month
  • Fill in baby’s name, height, weight, age, loves, favorites, and what baby can do
  • Snap a photo next to chalkboard and share with family and friends
  • Use the hashtags #pearhead and #mylittlepearhead for a chance to be featured on our social feeds

Packaging Dimensions: 18.19″ L x 22.69″ W x 1.13″ D
Chalkboard Dimensions: 18″ L x 22″ W x .13″ D

We love this chalkboard! Buy yours here: https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/pearhead-baby-39-s-monthly-chalkboard/1060057020?Keyword=pearhead

Check out Pearhead on Instagram: @pearheadinc

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Wednesday
November 2, 2016

ubbiworld- Diaper Pail

The ubbiworld Diaper Pail is made of powder-coated steel to achieve maximum odor control. It is equipped with rubber seals that are strategically designed to lock in odors as well as a sliding lid that minimizes air disruption, keeping the smell inside the pail. To meet the needs of today’s eco-conscious parents, this award-winning nursery essential offers the convenience and value of utilizing any standard trash bag or reusable cloth liner. This feature makes it the easiest disposal system to load, use, empty and clean. Offering a modern and sophisticated twist to a once very industrial product, the sleek Ubbi diaper pail includes a child-proof lock and is available in an array of 13 colors and 5 patterns. All the style and none of the smell — a promising solution for every nursery. This is the perfect gift for a baby shower and will be a useful tool for all moms out there!

Shop here: http://ubbiworld.com/pages/diaper-pail

And check out ubbiworld on instagram:  @ubbiworld512jvpd8xtl-_sl1200_ p6 pail_white slideshow_4

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Friday
October 28, 2016

SpearmintLOVE Pop Up Party

Last month, we hosted our first Pop Up Shop for SpearmintLOVE. The event was such a huge success and it was so fun to meet all of our supportive customers and followers. We are now putting together our next event, which will be held November 19th in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you are located in Arizona or wanting to take a trip, see the event details at this link and make sure to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spearmintlove-holiday-market-tickets-28792660623

Come to hang out and shop our early bird ‘Pre Black Friday’ Sales!

Can’t wait to see you.

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Thursday
October 27, 2016

Snuza Movement Monitor

The Snuza is the answer to all moms who need a good nights sleep. Snuza® Hero baby monitor is a wearable device which attaches to your baby’s diaper and monitors your baby’s abdominal movement. When I first read about this product I wondered what the benefits of a device like this would be, come to find out there are many uses for this tiny little machine!

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A baby movement monitor is a device that is designed to detect if your baby has stopped moving during their sleep and is beneficial for all mothers. If the monitor detects that your baby has stopped moving for a specified period of time (20 seconds), it sounds a warning alarm. The Snuza is small and easy to attach to your baby, and gives you a peace of mind.

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  • Movement monitor alerts you if no movement is detected
  • Vibration alert to stimulate regular movement after 15 seconds
  • Audible alarm after 20 seconds if no movement
  • Fully portable, battery powered unit with no wires or cords that can be used anywhere baby sleeps

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Order yours here: http://us.snuza.com/baby-movement-monitors/snuza-hero/

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Tuesday
March 29, 2016

Easy Skin Care Tips for Mom

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Wednesday
January 13, 2016

New Things at spearmintLOVE.com

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Lots of new things coming to the shop this spring… here’s a little peek! spearmintLOVE.com

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Monday
November 2, 2015

Tiny Prints 2015 Holiday Cards

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The holiday season is approaching and this year I’m determined to be organized and start EARLY! So, last week I ordered our holiday cards. Tiny Prints makes it so easy to create something personal for family and friends this season. The only hard part is picking your favorite design from the 2015 Holiday Collection. There are so many beautiful choices!

If you click over to the Holiday Photo Cards section on the Tiny Prints website you’ll find something to suit your style. This year I’m using one of my favorite Instagram photos of the kids and I wanted a warm and woodsy feel for the photo. I decided on the Happy Expression Cards in the 5.25″ x 5.25″ square shape with rounded edges. The backside of the cards has a red/black plaid print that reminds me of my favorite flannel shirt from high school! It is exactly the feel I was looking for.

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Tiny Prints gives you the option of making your card into a “Christmas” Card or a “Holiday” Card. I always go with the Holiday Card since we have a mixed religion family. This particular card says “happiest Holidays” on the front and I just love the font!

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Editing your card with Tiny Prints is a breeze. You can play around with font styles and colors until you get your desired look. You can also choose different paper styles. The Signature Matte finish has a nice vintage feel so I went with that. Added bonus is that there was no extra charge! To complete my holiday card order I added some matching plaid envelope liners to spiff up my envelopes as well as some Happy Expression Holiday Return Address Labels. I just LOVE the way everything came out.

My order arrived in 3 days and I am so so pleased. The entire process was super quick and I’m feeling so organized to have them here and done already. I cannot wait to mail one out to Grandma and Grandpa!

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Tiny Prints, all opinions are my own.”

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Monday
November 2, 2015

UnstopablesTM

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As we head into the fall season, I’m getting my house into entertaining mode. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas we’ll be having a lot of company! After washing the floors and dusting the furniture, I use the UnstopablesTM home fragrance collection. UnstopablesTM offers luxurious scents for air, home, and fabric. They are long-lasting scents that smell like the lifestyle you deserve.

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With one spray of UnstopablesTM Air Refresher your room will instantly feel refreshed. The Fresh scent is light and airy with crisp, vibrant layers that last up to six hours on end. It is that same refreshed feeling you get when opening a window! Experience the long-lasting luxury that only UnstopablesTM can provide and smell like the lifestyle you deserve.

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With a new puppy roaming the house I am more cautious than ever about how our home smells. With an UnstopablesTM Pluggable Scented Oil Starter Kit, all it takes is one plug and one pluggable starter kit to give you up to 60 days of a Shimmer fragrance. Our new puppy likes to sleep in the children’s bedroom so I plug a starter kit in the corner outlet. I can literally smell the fragrance all the way to the kitchen! I use the low setting, which gives you plenty of fragrance and it easily lasts two full months. The Shimmer scent is enticingly light, with a fruity, floral freshness. The UnstopablesTM Pluggable Scented Oil Starter Kit is refillable, and I’m looking forward to trying the Fresh scent next. UnstopablesTM give you the smell of the lifestyle you deserve.

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Now your wardrobe can feel as luxurious as your home! UnstopablesTM Glow In-Wash Scent Boosters will add an indulgent level of luxurious scent to every load of your laundry. Add as much as you wish for up to 12 weeks (out of storage) of scent enhancement so you can smell like the lifestyle you—and your wardrobe—deserve. Add a capful or a shake and prepare to luxurify. It will leave your clothing with a fresh, sweet scent, which will give a spring to your step! UnstopablesTM give you the smell of the lifestyle you deserve.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by UnstopablesTM through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about UnstopablesTM, all opinions are my own.

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Monday
August 24, 2015

Juicy Juice® 100% Juice

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My kids LOVE juice, especially my son! Enter Juicy Juice®, the 100% Fruit Juice with that delicious sweet taste that kids love, with NO added sugar. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and comes in 16 juicy flavors. Just one 8 oz serving of Juicy Juice® 100% juice = 1 cup of fruit. YES, I feel good giving them Juicy Juice®. It is perfect for their lunch boxes and for on-the-go snacks.

Juicy Juice® has a fresh new website which features rich content including a parent’s corner, activities and Juicy Juice® recipes for families to enjoy together. I loved the recipe section, I’m always on the lookout for simple, healthy things to make. My kids LOVE smoothies so we decided to try out their Apple-Berry Bliss Smoothies:

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups banana or vanilla fat free yogurt
1 cup Apple Juicy Juice® 100% Juice
1/2 cup frozen strawberries partially thawed
1/2 cup frozen sliced peaches partially thawed

DIRECTIONS
PLACE yogurt, Juicy Juice®, strawberries and peaches in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
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The kids LOVED their refreshing drinks! We substituted nectarines for the peaches and added some raspberries as well. I think you could add pretty much any fruit in your fridge for a refreshing and delightful beverage that is great as a starter or a snack. Fill your kids up on the good stuff first!

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For more fun from Juicy Juice®, check out their Juicy Makeover Instant Win Game. Juicy Juice® has a new look across all of their packaging. And now they are giving consumers a chance to win their own new look, just in time for back to school. Play every day until 9/10 for a chance to win. $25,000 in great prizes available, including four $2,500 shopping sprees!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Juicy Juice® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Juicy Juice®, all opinions are my own.

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Friday
August 7, 2015

Intex Hello Kitty Inflatable Play Center

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August is turning out to be a bit brutal in terms of Arizona heat & we spend the majority of the time indoors. I do like to get the kids out though. We cover ourselves in sunblock and stay in the shade.

One of our favorite activities this summer has been ice cream served in our Hello Kitty Inflatable Play Center. I just plug in the hose which causes water to spray from the 2 pink palm trees. The pool has a small slide with a cushy landing pad as well as an arch overhead which helps with shade. What I love most about this pool is the size. My kids are 5 & 6 so having some space to lounge & play with their water toys is key! & it really didn’t take all that long blow up, only about 12 minutes with an electric air pump.

Hope you are staying cool this summer!

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Wednesday
July 8, 2015

AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion

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As a working/SAHM life gets so busy and days go by so fast that some days just feel like a blur. There are so many things to think about that when I finally pull myself together for the day it is often nearly 2:00 pm! The good news is my mornings are fairly routine: wake up at 6:30 am, a quick shower, brush hair/teeth, fix breakfast, and then my morning LUXURY ITEM, AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION.

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After a morning shower there is nothing like your skin feeling completely hydrated. It doesn’t matter whether I am pulling on jeans or sweatpants, but my skin ALWAYS feel so refreshed after applying my AVEENO®. AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION goes on so smooth, absorbs quickly, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed without any oily, greasy residue. It moisturizes and keeps my skin feeling wonderful for the entire day. I’ve been using AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION every day since June 5th and I’ve noticed a considerable difference on both my knees and elbows which have in the past been my problem areas, particularly rough. I love that it can be purchased from my local drug store or Target. AVEENO® is affordable, no high price tag like other luxurious lotions, but equally effective. I also love the lack of overwhelming scent of AVEENO®. AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION feels very light on the skin, and dries within seconds. There is also no sticky feeling like some lotions leave behind.

The AVEENO® brand is most trusted for its use of natural ingredients. Oat is the natural ingredient most recommended by dermatologists. As a skin protectant active ingredient, oatmeal can help restore skin’s normal pH and aid in the maintenance of skin’s moisture barrier to help prevent and protect dry skin.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aveeno through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Aveeno all opinions are my own.

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Friday
June 12, 2015

Braun This Father’s Day

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Braun via Mode Media.

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1. Grill Wrangler
2. Waxed canvas backpack / rucksack
3. Braun Series 7 Shaver
4. Matching Pizza Apparel
5. America Ice Tray
6. The Gent Shave Kit
7. Father’s Day Card
8. ‘Star Wars™ – Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter’ Cuff Links
9. MEAT CHIPS
10. Craft Coffee Gift Subscription

Father’s Day is right around the corner, Sunday June 21st to be exact. It’s time to spoil your fabulous DAD, HUSBAND, & GRANDPA. If you find it difficult to shop for the men in your life, I’ve put together some fun accessories to go along with that one MUST-HAVE Father’s Day Gift: the Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver. It’s a gift that inspires self-confidence every time he looks in the mirror. It’s a daily reminder that somebody wants him to look and feel his best. And it’s something that he might not get for himself, but he DEFINITELY wants!

The Braun Series 7 is the perfect shaver for the dad who has everything! Series 7 is the world’s first shaver with an active head oscillating at over 10,000 micro‐vibrations per minute, helping to deliver the closest, most comfortable shave ever. It minimizes skin irritation by cutting hair extraordinarily close in a single stroke – for incredible closeness and comfort. Visit Braun.com and you can save $40!
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Monday
June 8, 2015

LEGOLAND® California

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Our trip to LEGOLAND® California!…

YAY, I’m finally getting this post up after our fabulous visit to the 128-acre theme park on May 21st. We were so lucky to get to visit on opening day of the newest attraction at LEGOLAND® California, Heartlake City. Since Rexy’s Birthday was on May 6th, and it was his DREAM to visit the park, we decided to keep the trip a SURPRISE for the kids. This was so hard to do but so worth it to see their smiling/shocked faces that day!

We drove out to Carlsbad, California from our home in Scottsdale, AZ. It was a fun 6 hour road trip… the kids watched The LEGO® Movie on the way to the there. When we arrived to Carlsbad we were soooo pleasantly surprised. The town is just lovely, right on the sea, about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego and one hour south of Anaheim.

The next morning we arrived at LEGOLAND® California at 10:00 a.m., parked our car and headed into the park. There were no lines and from that point on it was the kids who did all of the navigating for the day!

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One of the first things that Rex wanted to do was drive a lego car. So we headed over to Volvo Driving School. There are 2 different driving courses: 1 for children ages 3 through 5 and another for children ages 6 through 13 (Harper tried that one!) The kids LOVED driving their own cars and earning their official LEGOLAND drivers licenses (which they wore around their necks the entire day!)

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Early in the morning we also visited LEGOLAND’S brand new attraction, Heartlake City. Harper was in HEAVEN! Each of the 5 Heartlake City LEGO® Friends Models is made out of 30,000 LEGO bricks. They are absolutely gorgeous and Harper had to have a picture with each of them! The kids rode the beautiful new carousel and we caught a live showing at The Friends Forever Stage that Harper just LOVED!

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We took a break for lunch early in the afternoon at the Fun Town Market Restaurant. The market-style restaurant had something for everyone… pasta, salad bar, steak sandwiches, etc. We were all happy with our delicious meals, but like any amusement park, food is very expensive. I would suggest bringing a small cooler for extra water bottles, juice boxes, fruit, goldfish crackers, etc. That way you can cut down on the food expense at the park.

The rest of the afternoon we visited Dino Island, Explore Village, & Imagination Zone. On the day we visited LEGOLAND, the park unfortunately closed at 5:00 pm. There were several areas of the park which we did not have time to visit. I would highly recommend purchasing a 2 day ticket to the park. We also did not see the aquarium or the water park. Hopefully next time!

One of the areas of the park that the kids really enjoyed was Imagination Zone. They loved building their own LEGO cars which they got to race against other kids on the lego track. It was nice for my husband & I to just sit on a bench and watch while they really had some fun! We probably could have stayed in this area of the park for another hour had there been more time in the day.

Another fabulous thing about the park is all of the LEGO play areas. Ride lines at the park the day we were there were fairly short and quick. But for days when the lines get long, each ride has a lego play area in the center of the line so while parents wait in line, they can watch their kids can create/play. It is a life savor!

A bit of history about the park:
LEGOLAND California is the first theme park in the United States created by Danish toy maker, the LEGO® Company. LEGOLAND offers more than 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscape features specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to 12. There are more than 30,000 LEGO® models in the Park created from more than 62 million LEGO bricks. Models range from a Brontosaurus named Bronte (made of more than 2 million LEGO bricks) to a tiny rabbit in a magician’s hat in Miniland Las Vegas made of just four bricks. Here are just a few of my favorite lego models:

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We all REALLY enjoyed our trip to LEGOLAND® California and hope to return next year. I’d love to go during the summer as well when it is warm enough for the water park- it looks absolutely fantastic!

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Friday
June 5, 2015

Using Scrabble Tiles For Sight Word Practice

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Rexy starts Kindergarten this fall and other than a LOT of trips to the library this summer we are trying to think of ways to help him with his spelling/reading/writing…

This game has been quite useful. I saw the idea on Pinterest a few times, and I found a $2.99 Scrabble game at Goodwill so I thought I’d try it. He LOVES it. Not only does he love searching for the letters, but the words are sticking. His spelling began to improve after just 2 times playing this game.

If you google “Kindergarten Sight Words” you’ll find some great lists of 2 to 3 letter words to start with. I think you could probably even start this game with 3-4 year olds for a head start.

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Monday
May 4, 2015

Mustela Moms Knows Best

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Caring for your new baby is as overwhelming as it is joyous. I remember the day I brought Harper home from the hospital. I was kind of in shock. Overnight I went from taking care of my pregnant body to being completely in charge of this tiny new baby. She was all mine!

Finding products that I could trust to help me with my new job as a Mother definitely gave me some peace of mind. Mustela is one brand I discovered early on. Mustela was recommended to me by a lot of my mom friends. It was also recommended online by healthcare professionals to provide safe and effective skincare for both mom and baby. I loved that both my mom friends and health care professionals agreed on Mustela.

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Mustela has been caring for the skin of babies and mothers-to-be since 1950. Today, Mustela features around 50 products. Innovative, safe, effective and increasingly natural, Mustela’s products protect babies’ skin – as well as the skin of new moms – now and for the future.

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When talking about safe skincare, it is important to look at what is in the formula. Mustela’s formula is in perfect harmony with skin. All Mustela products are hypoallergenic: this means they do not contain any irritants and are specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. Medical tests carried out by specialist independent laboratories are used to confirm the products’ tolerance. Mustela tries to use ingredients that are natural or of natural origin.

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With summer around the corner Mustela has everything you need to protect baby from those rays. One must have for your purse/diaper bag is Mustela’s Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion. The SPF 50+ sunscreen lotion can be applied to the face and body of babies and children. Their lotion is formulated with naturally derived sunscreen filters: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, which are safest for babies. It is also Paraben-free, phthalate-free, phenoxyethanol-free, fragrance-free, PABA-free and hypoallergenic. My kids love how refreshing it feels and it does not stink or sting!

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Mustela’s facial Cleansing Cloths are also a must for us. They sooth and moisturize, are completely safe to use around the eye area, and cleanse without stripping the natural oils of the skin.

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To purchase Mustela products visit Diapers.com. Buy 2, Save 25% off Mustela maternity products through 5/10/15. Use Promo code: BUY2MOM.

In addition, Mustela wants to celebrate Mother’s Day by hearing from real moms like you! Head on over to their Facebook page to enter into their Mustela Moms Know Best contest to win a bundle of products (over a $100 value!). There are two winners every day, so be sure to enter into the contest daily with your tips, tricks and advice!


“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Mustela through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Mustela, all opinions are my own.”

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Wednesday
April 22, 2015

Kids Swimwear

Hi there, Irene from designstiles today.

We recently enrolled our son in swim lessons in which he goes to once a week. I thought one pair of swim trunks would suffice, but on weeks when his laundry doesn’t get done or simply to change things up a bit, I went out and purchased more swimwear for him. Plus it’s just fun dressing kids.

Seeing that summer will be here before we know it, below are some cute swim pieces for boys and girls.

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Happy Wednesday!

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Thursday
April 16, 2015

Easter at The Sanctuary on Camelback Resort & Spa

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Now that my taxes are finished, I’m finally catching up with some blogging. I wanted to share some photos of our beautiful Easter Sunday at the stunning Sanctuary on Camelback Resort & Spa.

We all woke up early Easter morning to put on our Sunday best. Harper & Rexy both wore new pieces from the Feather Drum SS ’15 Collection. The Sanctuary is only about 5 minutes from our house so we grabbed the kids’ Easter baskets & headed out for our short ride.

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The grounds of the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort are absolutely gorgeous. The resort is built on the side of Camelback Mountain which makes for spectacular views! The Easter Egg hunt began around 9:15 & did not disappoint! There were hundreds of eggs hidden in every nook and cranny you can imagine. All of the children were very friendly. It was so nice to see such kind & well behaved kids. Some of the older children offered eggs to babies & toddlers. It was a great dynamic! There were 6 “golden eggs” hidden that morning. If you found one of them, you “cashed it in” for a large prize. Neither Rex nor Harper found one, but a few of the kids that did find them shared their big prizes. Harper and Rex were ecstatic! They came home with huge chocolate bunnies & egg-laying chicken toys. The funny Easter Bunny was also at the resort all morning to take photos and offer extra treats for the children.

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After the hunt was over it was time for Easter Brunch. We had reservations at the award-winning restaurant, Elements…

With its cutting-edge kitchen, this critically acclaimed Scottsdale restaurant offers a diverse menu including vegetarian and gluten-free options…innovations like in-house smoked meats and a raw bar for iced shellfish and sashimi…plus the best local, organic produce, sustainable seafood, and hormone-free meats, making it a favorite restaurant in Scottsdale.

Food Network star, Executive Chef Beau MacMillan creates specialties that live up to the dramatic setting of elements, a top rated Scottsdale restaurant. Watching the colorful sunset on Camelback Mountain while dining at elements is one of the most enjoyable pleasures at Sanctuary. With a menu as inspiring as the stunning location, elements features farm-fresh American cuisine with Asian accents, providing an upscale Scottsdale fine-dining experience.

There was a special Easter Brunch Menu that morning that was just divine. I had the Baked Oysters Dynamite, Lobster Benedict, & Strawberry Shortcake. It was the most delicious brunch I had had in years. Maybe even ever!

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If you live in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, or are headed this way be sure to stop by Sanctuary on Camelback Resort & Spa for your special occasion. We’re hoping to catch one of their Sunday Happy Hours soon!

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Wednesday
April 8, 2015

Long Days, Short Years

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The days are long but the years are short

I came across that quote the other day and it’s stuck with me since. I feel like it’s resonated with me much more now because I’m a mom. The first four words seem to linger as I think about just how tired I am. All the time. Yet when my son came to lay his little head on my lap, it immediately reminded me of the newborn stage and how he wouldn’t sleep at night unless he rested on either mine or my husband’s chest. And you say to yourself, I can’t believe that was soandso long ago. It always feels like it was just yesterday.

During the first couple of months when your baby only seems to eat and sleep you long for the days when they’re more responsive. But before you know it, you find yourself creating a Pinterest board for first birthday inspiration and you’re overcome with emotion at just how fast it’s gone.

The dichotomy of being exhausted and wanting your baby to take his midday nap so you can get to your endless to-do list, to just wanting time to stop so they stay little forever.

All we can do it try and capture and savor these special moments even when the day seems to drag on.

Happy Wednesday!


Irene Lovett

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Tuesday
March 24, 2015

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

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Live in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area & still have no plans for Easter? Come join us at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

The Sanctuary experience is full of unexpected surprises, from catching sight of a hummingbird while dining on elements’ deck to finding a transformative moment in the meditation garden of the Sanctuary Spa. This Easter Sunday, April 5, hidden treasures will be plentiful at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, thanks to its annual Egg Hunt and delectable Easter feast by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan.

The resort’s Sunset Lawn Garden will become an early morning playground for resort guests, with a hunt for hidden eggs and treats commencing at 8:30 a.m. Thereafter guests and locals are invited to a four course prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements restaurant or an Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views Ballroom, both affording sweeping views of Paradise Valley and the resort’s namesake Camelback Mountain.

The prix-fixe Easter Brunch at elements, offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is $80 per person or $90 with sparkling wine ($25 for children ages 6-12), plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The menu (available in full here) includes an amuse of Maine Lobster Bisque with cognac and tarragon crème and a choice of beginnings like Foie Gras Sticky Bun with toasted pecans, tokaji jelly and black truffle, and Baked Oysters Dynamite with bloomside spinach, Dungeness crab, Chinese sausage and sesame sauce. Entrée choices include BBQ Shrimp n’ Grits with Anson

Mills cheddar grits, fried egg, chorizo broth and tomato jam, Korean Fried Chicken with bacon waffle, banh mi pickles, and red dragon sauce, and Lobster Benedict with poached eggs, shaved ham, toasted English muffin, and lobster hollandaise, among other options. Desserts choices are equally decadent, including Strawberry Shortcake and Liquid Center Chocolate Torte.

Easter Brunch Buffet in The Views, offered 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., is $65 per person ($20 for children ages 6-12) plus tax, gratuity and beverages. The buffet menu (available in full here) features glorious spreads including artisanal bread, cheese and dessert displays, an omelet station, a carving board with Roasted Easter Ham with pineapple sticky glaze and fresh biscuits as well as Mustard Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb with rosemary and garlic jus. These are complemented by scrumptious plates including Orecchiette Pasta with Lobster, Shrimp and Crab, Cognac Bananas Foster French Toast with chantilly crème and rum caramel, and Pan Seared Salmon with organic spinach, capers and lemon, among others.

Reservations are required for both Easter events. Please call 480-948-2100.

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale.  Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa.  A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Sanctuary was named the number one resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and the number one resort in the Southwest inCondé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards”.  Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001. Connect with Sanctuary on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Wednesday
March 11, 2015

“Suddenly Spring” Pin Party

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Come join the “Suddenly Spring” Pin Party starting on Wednesday, March 11th and running through Friday, March 13th. The event is sponsored by Balboa Baby and features their new bedding line.

For all the details visit ProjectNursery.com

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Thursday
March 5, 2015

Mini Rodini SS ’15 Drop 2

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Mini Rodini SS ’15 Drop 2 goes live Friday 1:00 PST at SpearmintLOVE.com!!

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Saturday
January 24, 2015

Mini Rodini Spring/Summer ’15

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Sneak Peek of Mini Rodini Spring/Summer 2015. Drop 1 goes for sale on Jan. 29th at SpearmintLOVE.com

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Monday
January 12, 2015

Progresso™ Light Soup

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A new year means a fresh start! Don’t you love that? How do you plan on looking and feeling your best in the New Year? I’m hoping to ramp up my exercise routine, bikini weather comes quickly in Arizona! I’m also going to try to drink a LOT more water + eat more fruits & veggies. Sounds simple enough, right?

Last year I started eating banana smoothies for breakfast. I mix 2 bananas with a LOT of ice + protein powder, almond butter, & whatever other fresh fruit that I have. It is super easy, super fast + nutritious!

Putting a quick lunch together is a bit trickier. By lunchtime I am neck-deep into my work routine, and most days I don’t feel like cooking anything at all. Enter Progresso™ Light soup… they have delicious flavors and are light on calories. And let’s face it: there is nothing like a piping-hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Progresso™ Light soups are perfect as part of your well-balanced lunch. With my soup I like to have a piece of whole-grain toast and a fresh salad.

Progresso™ Light soups come in an 18.5-ounce can that is “ready to eat.” The can is easy to open with a pull tab, so you don’t even need a can opener. This is super handy for “on the go” activities. All Progresso™ Light soups are pre-cooked, not condensed. You can simple heat soup up in the microwave or on your stovetop.

Like variety in your diet? Progresso™ Light soup has 40 delicious flavors at 100 calories or less per serving. You can indulge in flavors like bacon, cheese, potatoes, alfredo, etc… with flavors like Progresso™ Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese and Light Creamy Chicken Alfredo. You can find a full list of Progresso™ Light soups here. I am a creature of habit, and my favorites include Light Chicken & Dumpling, Light Beef Pot Roast, and Light Savory Vegetable Barley.

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Whether it’s zipping up your skinny jeans, feeling your best on your wedding day, or making over your wardrobe, Progresso™ Light soups can aid you in your goals of making healthy lifestyle changes to look and feel your best this new year! Happy 2015!

Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Progresso™ through their partnership POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Progresso™, all opinions are my own.”

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Thursday
December 18, 2014

Sesame Gifts

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Looking for the perfect themed gift for that special someone? Or maybe just a treat for yourself? Check out Sesame. Sesame gift sets are curated by experts & the community. Each Sesame gift set is themed to an experience. From the Ultimate Unwind gift set which includes everything for a relaxing spa day at home to the Snow Day gift set which is the perfect complement to a crisp winter snowfall, Sesame makes gift giving so much more special! Sesame gifts begin with their beautiful blue box which makes for a luxurious unboxing experience. The recipient will also receive a personalized greeting card.

Which Sesame gift set suits your personality?…

This month I ordered a Sesame Gift Set for myself… Since I take sooo many IG photos, I decided on the Shutterbug by Photojojo set. I’m hoping to learn some new things about mobile photography!

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Sesame now has a FREE app for iOS and Android users. It make gift giving on the go easy!

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Wednesday
December 3, 2014

#TomsforTarget

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Over the Thanksgiving Holiday we ordered some TOMS shoes for the kids from the #TOMSforTarget holiday partnership. Have you purchased anything from the collection yet? From classic TOMS shoes, to sweaters, tees, scarves, hats, bags, throws, clutches, candles… You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Target will donate a pair of shoes, a meal, or a blanket for every item purchased from this holiday collection. Tis the season for giving back!

So, go get shopping!

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TOMS For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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Tuesday
November 25, 2014

Christmas Corner

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The kids & I decorated a little corner of their room last night… Happy Holidays

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Friday
November 21, 2014

The Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet by Dell

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The holidays are fast approaching, which means life is going to get a little hectic! Are you ready? It is always such a busy time of year so best be organized! This year, thanks to Dell, I’ll be getting organized & navigating through the holidays with the brand new Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet. Whether I’m bookmarking, pinning, online shopping or party-planning, I’m certain that my Dell Venue 8 Tablet will minimize chaos & help me keep my head on straight!

One of my favorite things about the Dell Venue 8 Pro is that it is super thin and light, only 9 mm thin, so it fits easily into some of my smallest handbags and adds very little weight.   I always have my Dell Tablet with me when I’m out and about. I love to use it for pinning holiday recipes while waiting for the kids to get out of school (I’m always way too early to the parking lot!)  The Dell Venue 8 Pro has an 8″ HD (1280×800) display which is the perfect size.  The screen is soooo clear and crisp, it has amazing resolution and brightness. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I can use it off and on all day long while barely draining the battery. The battery life can’t be beat!

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If you like taking photos as much as I do, you will just love the Tablet’s camara. The Dell Venue 8 comes with a 1.2MP front camera and a 5MP back camera so you’ll get clear, crisp photos without the need to edit. If you do enjoy playing with photo filters, effects, collages, etc you will find so many fun & free photo apps in the Play Store. I’ve already uploaded several of my favorites. No need to worry about storage space, because Dell’s new tablet also has 32GB5 of on-board storage, more than ever before. So you’ll have plenty of room to store photos, videos, music, games, etc.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with the latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a 1-year license for Microsoft Office 365 Personal. You’ll also get direct access to Xbox Music, videos, games and Skype to help you stay connected.

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From bookmarking, Pinning, or using it while out and about shopping, the Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet will help you navigate the busy holidays. Get one for yourself and one for that special someone this holiday season.

With Dell technology, it’s easy to give the gifts that fuel their dreams no matter what they love to do: music lover, movie buff, fitness fanatic, avid gamer, fab foodie, and gadget lover. From the Dell Inspiron 5000 Series to the Dell Venue 8 tablet to the latest TVs and electronics, inspire their every passion. And with so many gift ideas in the Dell Holiday Lookbook, finding the perfect gift is a snap.

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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dell via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dell.”

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Thursday
November 20, 2014

POPSUGAR Nov. Must Have Box

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I’m checking out this month’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box and wanted to share the fun surprises I found inside!…

a. Tiny Prints Thoughtful Heart Stationary. Designed by Lisa Sugar and Tiny Prints, this watercolor design gives you another reason to write your loved one something special. In addition, enjoy this $25 gift card for more spectacular stationary perfect for any occasion.

b. G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popped Corn. With so much flavor & deliciousness in one bite, you’ll be amazed this caramel and cheddar chees corn mix is all natural, non-GMO, and gluten free!

c. Wine Glass Writer Custom 3-Pack For POPSUGAR Must Have. Made exclusively for POPSUGAR Must Have, these fast-drying nontoxic glass writers ensure you’ll never lose your wineglass again.

d. SORIAL Saffiano Wallet on a Chain. As chic as your favorite clutch but way more functional, this wallet on a chain fits all your essentials for a hands-free night on the town or an easy-to-find item in your large everyday bag.

e. Simon & Schuster The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel. Great for both novice & experienced bakers – or a pretty addition to your coffee table. The Secret Recipes explores never-before-seen recipes from Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef behind Cronut™.

f. Hall Simpatico Ambergris Shea Butter Cream. For smooth and delightfully fragrant skin, lather this shea butter cream freely and enjoy the sweet musky scent and intense moisturizing qualities.

Disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

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Wednesday
November 19, 2014

#TOMSforTarget

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1. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Cream
2. TOMS for Target – Toddler Girl’s Shoes, Signature Triangle Print
3. TOMS for Target – Knit Scarf, Oatmeal
4. TOMS for Target – Metallic & Vegan Leather Shoe
5. TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho Gray
6. TOMS for Target- 3 Bracelet Set
7. TOMS for Target- Men’s Logo Full Zip Hoodie Gray
8. TOMS for Target – Acrylic fringe throw Cream 50″x60″
9. TOMS for Target- Knit Scarf Gray
10. TOMS for Target- Men’s Knit Beanie Black
11. TOMS for Target- Boy’s Knit Flip Top Gloves
12. TOMS for Target- Chambray Boy’s Shoes
13. TOMS for Target – Simple is Beautiful Zippered Clutch
14. TOMS for Target Glass Double Wall Hot and Cold Beverage Bottle – Arrow (13.5 ounce)
15. TOMS for Target- Logo Zippered Clutch
16. TOMS for Target – Stoneware Tall Coffee Mug, TOMS Flag
17. TOMS for Target Faux Leather Journal and pen with Magnetic Closure 5.5″x8″
18. TOMS for Target- Arrow Zippered Clutch

Have you heard about the Target/TOMS partnership? In the spirit of the Holiday Season they have teamed up to create the #TOMSforTarget gift collection. From classic TOMS shoes, to sweaters, tees, scarves, hats, bags, throws, clutches, candles… you name it! You will find something for everyone on your list this holiday season. TOMS is one of the top socially conscious brands and I am so excited to be able to buy their products in my local Target store. For those that prefer online shopping, find links to some of my favorites at target.com.

The #TOMSforTarget limited time gift collection will be available in stores on November 16th, 2014. Like TOMS “one-for-one” model, with each gift purchased by Target shoppers, a gift will be made to a person in need. Donations will include one of the following: a blanket via American Red Cross, one week of meals via Feeding America, or one pair of shoes via TOMS. Feel the love of giving back this season. One-for-One. For All.

Do you have favorites from the #TOMSforTarget collection? I LOVE the TOMS for Target- Women’s Ruana/Poncho in Gray, the TOMS for Target Oatmeal Knit Scarf, and my absolute “MUST HAVE,” the TOMS for Target women’s shoe in black. The black TOMS shoes have a metallic canvas upper with a vegan leather toe and heel plus their “go somewhere new” lining. All shoes from the collection also come in a TOMS signature flag canvas drawstring sling bag. Perfect for gift giving!

So, go get shopping!
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TOMS For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+TOMS limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. #TOMSForTarget

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.”

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Friday
November 14, 2014

A new puppy?

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Yesterday around 11:00 am I saw a black dog wandering our yard. I went to go see her, but she immediately ran off. After trying to call her for about 20 minutes I gave up. I did notice that she had no collar on.

Fast forward to the evening… the kids were playing outside and Harper comes running inside screaming & crying. I had no idea what had happened so I ran outside to check on Rex. Then I see the black puppy is back! We spent 2 hours (with some of our neighbors) chasing her around the neighborhood.

The sweet pup eventually came into our house. She is so skinny and so sweet! She has no microchip, our neighbors have posted fliers but so far no one has claimed her.

Anyway, meet “Beyoncé!”

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Thursday
October 30, 2014

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Thursday
October 16, 2014

Puffs SoftPack™

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The Fall and Winter seasons are also known as the sick seasons for us moms, right? Now that my children are back in school it seems that someone always has the sniffles! Rex has had a cold with a constant runny nose for the past 2 weeks. You know, that kind of cold where your child’s face just looks raw and sore?

To get through the sick season we use Puffs SoftPack™. Puffs tissues have the soft touch that is so necessary for those sore, red noses. The extra softness makes all the difference on their delicate skin.

In addition to that gentle touch of a Puffs tissue, the Puffs SoftPack™ has a new flexible design that holds up better than an ordinary tissue box. It is both easily stored and water-resistant and also travels well! Throw a SoftPack™ into your car glove box, back seat car organizer, children’s backpacks, and your own gym or make-up bag.

Puffs SoftPack™ can also fit into the tight spaces of your home. The flexible design and water-resistant pack allows it to be tucked into the couch cushions, thrown in a nightstand, tucked into your medicine cabinet, and even stored right near the sink!

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So, get through the changing seasons with Puffs SoftPack™! The NEW full size flexible package contains Puffs Basic tissues, dermatologist tested to be gentle and designed to fit perfectly into your life so you can always put your best face forward.”

Visit Facebook.com/Puffs and share how SoftPack fits into your life.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Puffs through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Puffs, all opinions are my own.

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Tuesday
October 14, 2014

Progresso Soup & Healthy Living

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A healthy diet is key in maintaining a healthy body. We all know that, right? But that doesn’t make it easy. Sometimes healthy eating is just plain boring. It can also be time consuming and expensive. What do you do when you get into a rut and enter the world of diet boredom?

Enter Progresso™ Soup.

Progresso™ Soup has 40 delicious flavors at 100 calories or less per serving. With so many flavor choices it makes it much easier to beat diet boredom and satisfy taste cravings. Plus Progresso™ Soup is packed with hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, rice, meat and vegetables. This variety coupled with rich flavor profiles give you a strong base to succeed in your healthy living goals.

Progresso™ Soup also makes meal prep time extremely fast. All canned soups have an easy open lid which means no can opener necessary. Enjoy your bowl of soup after just a few minutes in the microwave. It really is the perfect choice for packed lunches and is also great for quick and easy dinners. Just add a fresh salad and fruit and you are set for dinner!

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Now that the weather is starting to get chilly, I’ve been craving the comfort and warmth that only a bowl of soup can provide. One of my current favorites by Progresso™ is Savory Beef Barley Vegetable. Which is your favorite?

Progresso™ Soup is hosting the ProgressOh contest. Oh yes you can enter for a chance to win a wardrobe makeover for you and three of your friends, courtesy of Progresso™! Enter the ProgressOh! wardrobe makeover contest at Progresso.com/ProgressOh. Four deserving Progresso™ fans and three of their friends will each win a $1,000 cash card and a year-long subscription to the POPSUGAR “Must Have Box”

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Progresso™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Progresso™, all opinions are my own.

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Friday
October 10, 2014

SpearmintLOVE.com Newsletter

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Have you subscribed to our store newsletter? You’ll be the first to find out about new products, markdowns, and special sales/coupon codes! Just visit Spearmintlove.com and scroll down to the bottom of our home page to sign up.

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Tuesday
October 7, 2014

Bratt Decor Pinterest Party

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Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT as we pin design ideas sparked by all things glamorous! We’ll be pinning with Creative Juice, Stroller in the City, Rockabye Mommy and the fabulous host, Project Nursery.

Log on Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to see the pinning in progress, or check back after to see our complete Glamorous Nursery Ideas pinboard.

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Wednesday
September 24, 2014

Little-Biscuits

Hi again, Irene from designstiles today. While doing my nightly instagram catch up, I found this adorable kids portrait line, Little-Biscuits. Actually, they do pet portraits too. For all you crazy pet owners. Myself included.

Purchasing a portrait also includes 8 templates for gifts tags, cupcake toppers, party invitations and more.

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They’re just so darling. Great keepsake and I’m sure any kid would loving putting their little face everywhere with their own personal labels.

Happy Wednesday!

Irene Lovett

decor . styling . consulting

Friday
August 22, 2014

NatureSmart Gummy Vitamins

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NBTY through their partnership with Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR to write a post about NatureSmart Vitamins, all opinions are my own.

As a mom, one of the most important jobs I have is to encourage my children to develop good health habits, from eating their fruits & vegetables to getting plenty exercise, & keeping their brains stimulated.

This summer has been even busier than we imagined. On Monday-Friday, we wake up around 7:00 am. The kids dress themselves while I set out a quick breakfast. They usually eat a whole grain waffle or breakfast bar, a hard boiled egg, and a banana or a bowl of strawberries (which is always a hit!) Then, I quickly pack their lunches which include some of their favorite processed foods, fruit (which they never eat at camp!) & some yogurt.

After a 3:30 pickup from camp we often have activities & sports to attend. By the time we get home from swim lessons, karate, the library, etc the kids are exhausted. Some days they are so tired they can barely eat a full dinner. I often wonder if they’ve consumed enough nutrient-rich foods.

Healthy eating plays an important role in optimal health, but did you know that less than one half of children consume the USDA recommended number of servings in any given food pyramid group, and almost 80% do not eat the recommended number of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables.

Enter NatureSmart Gummy Vitamins. NatureSmart Vitamins can help “fill in” some of these nutritional gaps. The best thing about NatureSmart Vitamins is that even your pickiest eater will love them, they taste delicious! Plus your children will love Gummy Vitamins in Marvel Shapes and Gummy Vitamins in Disney Shapes.

Supplementing their diets with NatureSmart Vitamins gives me the peace of mind that they are getting essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth and development!*

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Wednesday
August 13, 2014

London-inspired Nursery for Little Princes

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London-inspired nursery decor is super trendy at the moment. Do you have a favorite london inspired accessory? Here are a few items to get you started on your Little Prince’s nursery!

1.  Pottery Barn Winback Rocker (www.potterybarnkids.com) is as plush rocker with mom’s needs in mind.

2.  Softline Home Fashions (www.softlinehome.com),the leading importer and distributor of high-quality home textiles, offers adorable Union Jack accent pillows.

3.  Restoration Hardware (www.rhbabyandchild.com) London landmark & vintage-washed percale nursery bedding collection is perfect for little royalty.

4.  Maileg (www.maileg.comCastle Rattle keeps baby entertained in proper London style!

5.  Oopsy Daisy(www.oopsydaisy.com) personaizable “Cheerio!” print is perfect for your little Prince’s nursery.

6.  Silver Cross (www.silvercrossus.comChatsworth Poppy Doll Pram is handmade in Yorkshire, England with hand-painted detailing makes a perfect statement piece.

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Monday
August 4, 2014

Back To School with GAP

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Summer is on it’s way out, gosh it seemed to fly by! Believe it or not we go back to school in Scottsdale on August 6th.

Back to School season is one of my favorites. This time of year makes me feel a bit nostalgic… anticipating the first day, finding your classroom, seeing friends after summer, and of course Back to School shopping!

With the help of GapKids Harper and I have put together some fresh & stylish looks for the fall season. What I love is that GapKids makes super versatile pieces that you can mix n’ match to create several outfits.

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Do you like these looks as much as we do? Do you have a favorite? We’ve kept Harper’s fall looks carefree, casual, and definitely comfortable. Gap has done an amazing job with the fall collection that just let’s kids be kids.

Some of my favorites/must have pieces for girls include the 1969 boy fit jeans. They are so amazing that we purchased both the canvas color and the medium wash shade. Gap’s boy fit jeans have a slightly baggy fit and a rolled cuff that looks so fabulous on girls! I also LOVE the Convertible plaid hi-lo shirt and the Junior nylon backpack in Olive Moss.

Want to get the looks? Find the links below:

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1. Knit mesh hi-lo tank
2. Cat Ears Headband
3. Plaid Scarf
4. Junior nylon backpack in olive moss
5. Ballet Flats
6. Convertible plaid hi-lo shirt
7. Junk Food™ Snoopy graphic tee
8. 1969 Denim Shorties
9. 1969 boy fit jeans, Canvas
10. 1969 patch boy fit jeans, medium wash

Need more ideas? Check out this fun video by GapKids:

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GapKids through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GapKids, all opinions are my own.

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Thursday
July 24, 2014

Baby Boy Blue Shower

I’ll be revisiting a few posts the next few weeks as I soak in the last 2 weeks with the kids before school starts…

Over the weekend I had a little dinner for 3 of my girlfriends…ALL expecting BOYS! I decided to have the dinner baby shower style. We had such a fabulous evening…

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Tuesday
July 8, 2014

Sex Tape Movie

Have you heard about Sony Pictures new movie, Sex Tape? It’s a Revealing Comedy from the Director of Bad Teacher. Sex Tape stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz and is coming to theaters on July 18th.

The movie looks hysterical! After 10 years together and two kids later, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) have found that their sex life has become nonexistent. In an attempt to try and put some spice back in their relationship they decide to make a sex tape. The private video of them trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session suddenly is no longer private. The recording leaks and the couple goes on a hilarious adventure to get the tape back out of the Cloud network.

Can you relate at all? Remember the butterflies in your stomach when you first met your hubby? All you could think about was when you were you going to see him again. That feeling tends to fade after you have been with someone for a while, you get comfortable, have children and everyday life gets the best of you.

What do you do to reignite the romance with your hubby/significant other? Have your attempts ever gone all wrong?

I remember one Valentine’s Day where I went all out with candles, bubble bath, flowers, and even music. My husband came home from work and sat down to watch television for a minute. It had been a long, exhausting week and when I went to invite him into the bedroom/bathroom I found him fast asleep! Total fail.

And then there was this Autocorrect:

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I think we can all relate to this movie. At one time or another the romance has just died. So, go check out the trailer above (if you haven’t already) and make a date with your significant other to go see Sex Tape!

To see more content about Sex Tape the movie, get the custom magazine here

P.S. Go to Facebook: TheSexTapeMovie to tell us your stories of romance gone wrong.

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SONY through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SONY, all opinions are my own.”

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Thursday
June 19, 2014

Mini Rodini Sale

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Spring/Summer ’14 Mini Rodini on sale now at SpearmintLOVE.com. No coupon code necessary.

P.S. Black Dot Wall Decals from CozyWallArt.com

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Monday
May 19, 2014

Quinny Buzz Xtra WINNER!

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014

#redballoonsforryan

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On Friday evening Ryan Cruz Saldana tragically lost his life. He was the beloved son of Jacqui & Dan: @babyboybakery & @danno12. Ryan was only 3.5 years old and was so dear to so many, including our Instagram community. Please send your thoughts, prayers, & memories to the family & friends of Ryan. Use hashtag: #REDBALLOONSFORRYAN

There are numerous ways you can help the family including a fundraising effort that is currently going on: gofundme.com/8xx8ao

Also consider purchasing marked items from the following shops. Proceeds will go to the family:
geofoxapparel.com
lovedbyhannahandeli.bigcartel.com
littleboogaweezin.bigcartel.com
mulberrypressco.com
Indienook.com

If I have forgotten anyone, please leave in comments so I can add.

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