Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

 

A few years ago my husband got a customer cover for his Mac.  I have always loved the look of it, but I did not know I could get something similar for my own iPhone.  Then SkinIt reached out to me to see if I wanted to review a custom case.

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Ordering was a breeze.  I created a free account and then uploaded the photo I wanted of the boys.  SkinIt allowed me to change it around as needed to make sure I got the exact placement and size that I needed.  I placed it my cart and was ready to check out.  My case arrived with 10 days of placing my order!  I was so happy with the final result!

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The picture is crystal clear.  I have used it for several weeks and it is holding up nicely.  No nicks or anything like that.

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The case fit my phone nicely and is easy to take it off and put it on.  But once it’s on you won’t want to take it off! I love having this on my phone and letting everyone see our boys!  Next time I order one, I will try to get all 4 kids in a photo!  SkinIt has other products too.  You can get custom cases for your various phones, iPad minis, Kindles and more.  They also carry custom skins and judging from the wide selection I saw, they must have one for everyone!  You can view the full line of SkinIt’s products on their website.   Right now they are running a great Mother’s Day special of Buy One, Get one 50% with code MOM15!  Let me know what you’d order!

 

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

I don’t know about you all but as a mom of girls we can never have enough craft supplies in our house!!! However, let me just say that I get tired of the mess it makes. Which is kind of funny for anyone that knows me because while I keep a pretty clean house my art space is always a wreck but come on who has ever met a clean artist right lol.

Anyway for those of you who have crafty young ladies but do not want all that mess I have something to show you!!!!

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The 2 on the ends are part of the Designer Mini Accessory Kit and the middle one is one from the Designer Pillow Kits.

 

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These 2 are The Designer Big Pillows.

 

PomTree is the maker of these cute, all inclusive craft kits that won’t leave you with a huge clean up. Yay!!!

They are have many options to choose from including pillows, purses, key chains and phone cases as well as a larger kit that would be really good for sleepovers. These are perfect for the little crafters in your life or as birthday presents.

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The girls had fun creating.  These kits are super simple and require hardly any help.

My girls favorites have been the pillows however because of the stuffing require a little more help then the others to make sure everything is centered and sticks to each other properly.

 

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So don’t be afraid to spend some quality time with your kiddos crafting away!!! PomTree is offering up to 5 of the Pillow Puffs Kits to the lucky winner of this giveaway!!! Enter away and don’t forget to check out PomTree on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachelle is a wife, mother, photographer and blogger. She has 3 little girls. Her oldest 2 are home-schooled. Rachelle’s interests are fitness and health, furniture re-purposing and building, DIY decorating, sewing, learning and everything family. Click here to meet Rachelle

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Spring is in the air!  With the weather warming up, it was time for Little Miss to get some new clothes.  Zutano offers a large line of super cute mix and match outfits that are inspired by children all over the world.  I was excited to receive the Violetta Toddler Darling Dress, Orchid Toddler Skinny Leggings, Hot Pink Toddler Ruffle Cardigan, and Hot Pink Candy Stripe Sun Hat.
Violetta Toddler Darling Dress, Orchid Toddler Skinny Leggings, Hot Pink Toddler Ruffle Cardigan, and Hot Pink Candy Stripe Sun Hat from Zutano

I am always so excited to receive a package from Zutano because I love seeing the different patterns and colors put together to create a super cute outfit.  This particular outfit is so springy looking!  I love the bright colors.  The pairing of the cute flower print with the violet placket on the dress is adorable.

Violetta Toddler Darling Dress from Zutano

The ruffled sweater is perfect for this time of year.  It tends to be a little chilly in the mornings and then warm up later in the day.  This ruffled cardigan will keep Little Miss warm and stylish!  Plus I can use it over some of A’s t-shirts as well.

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A could not wait to try on her new clothes!  As I put them on her, I was again impressed with how soft these clothes are.  They are made from 100% Interlock cotton and feel wonderful!

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Can you tell how much she likes it??

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I will say that although the leggings are described as slim fit, I thought they fit Little Miss a little loosely.  They were also a tad long but I just rolled the bottoms up.  A is on the petite side so I expect her clothes to fit like this though.  The dress fit perfectly!

I am once again extremely pleased with Zutano!  I can count on them for adorable, comfortable, and fun clothing that is unique as Little Miss!  In addition to offering fantastic clothing, Zutano also sets a great example with their Baby-to-Work Program.  It allows employees to bring their babies, up to 12 month of age, to work with them so they can maintain their careers while they also nurture their relationships with the little ones.  If a parent chooses an outside child-care provider, Zutano reimburses a percentage of their approved childcare costs for the same 12-month period.  They also offer new parents scheduling flexibility, which eases the stress of trying to squeeze in all of those post and pre-natal appointments and doctor visits.  Other companies could definitely learn from Zutano!  It just makes me want to support them even more!

Make sure to check out all Zuntano’s fun designs and patterns for yourself.  You can also follow Zutano on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

One lucky reader will receive a $75 gift card for Zutano!

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

It is finally warming up in Michigan!  Time to bring out the sandals and flip flops.  But when I get those shoes out I am reminded of my neglected feet. Do you enjoy treating your feet right?  If so the you might enjoy this recipe for Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak!  I love using essential oils and so this right up my alley.

You will need:

● Water
● 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil
● A single drop of eucalyptus essential oil
● A single drop of lemon essential oil

Simply boil enough water to fill the pan or tub you will use to soak your feet.  After the water has cooled a bit add your oils and then soak your feet for as long as you like.  When you are done you can trim your nails, scrub your heels and apply your favorite foot lotion!

 

If we could afford it I would go for monthly pedicures.  However, with four kids that is not real likely to happen.  So I am always looking for the next greatest thing to try.  Want to get ready for Summer?  Keep reading!

Oh, sweet summertime! I’m teaming up with The Invention Brothers to give you a chance to win a fabulous new beauty exfoliator called The SKOOTHER® Skin Smoother, as well as an iPad Mini!

Have you heard of the SKOOTHER? It’s the most effective way to quickly and easily smooth rough skin and calluses on your feet, heels, elbows and hands, and it’s unique design makes it much more effective than pumice stones, emery pads, metal graters (ouch!), motorized sanders, and other skin-smoothing gimmicks.

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  • - It’s easy to hold
  • - It conforms to your body, making it quick and easy to use
  • - It doesn’t require batteries
  • - The Micro-Abrasive Screen is rough enough to remove stubborn calluses on your heels, but gentle enough also lightly smooth the skin on more delicate areas like your hands and knees
  • - It has been medically-tested by a team of doctors at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
  • - It’s easy to clean

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By entering the Rafflecopter form below, you will have a chance to win one (1) of 20 SKOOTHERS to get your skin ready for summer! But wait – There’s More…

We’re also giving away 4 Margarators® (1 Gallon Party Blender) and one (1) grand prize of an iPad Mini! What a great way to kick off the warm weather!

And if you don’t win but would still like to be one of the first to experience the SKOOTHER, simply sign up using THIS FORM between May 1, 2015 and June 14, 2015. The Invention Brothers are launching their SKOOTHER Kickstarter Campaign the first week of May. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that helps new entrepreneurs get new businesses started by attracting influential trendsetters like you. The Launch Day Special for a SKOOTHER is only $12 + Free Shipping. We will contact you through your email sign-up to give you more details!

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25 Winners! Enter for your chance to win the grand prize of an iPad Mini (1 winner) RV $250, 4 Margarators (1 Gallon Party Blender: 4 winners) RV $100 or one (1) of 20 SKOOTHERS (RV $16). Open to U.S. residents. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 5.4.15.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of SKOOTHER. Prize delivery is the sole responsibility of The Invention Brothers / Comstock Studios Inc. Twenty-five (25) winners will be drawn randomly and notified by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim their prize. If they do not respond within the 48 hours, they will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household please. For full details please visit www.SKOOTHER.com.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

I’m a big fan of Pediped shoes.  Not only are their shoes cute and stylish but they are also designed to be great for growing feet.  With spring finally here, we are able to put away the snow boots and bring out the warm weather shoes.  Little Miss is obsessed with shoes at the moment so she was super excited to try out the Flex Giselle style.

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These genuine leather upper Mary Janes are so cute!  They feature the Flex Fit system which  provides additional insoles that can be inserted for a snug fit then removed for room as your child’s foot grows. These insoles reduce the size of the shoe by almost a half size so as A’s foot grows, I can simply remove the insoles for more wear.  Children’s feet can grow fast so I love the fact that we can get a longer life out of these shoes!

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One of the things I love most about Pediped shoes is how soft and flexible they are.  The bend and move with my daughter’s foot.  I don’t have to worry about her feet and toes getting squished or pinched.  I also like the heel cushion which provides extra comfort for her little feet.

The Giselle has an easy to use velcro closure that allows Little Miss to put them on and take them off easily by herself.

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A loves her new shoes!  She wants to wear them with everything.  She calls them her “pretty shoes” :)  Thankfully, they match a lot of her clothing with the cute pink, white, and green dots.

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It’s so nice to have a high quality pair of cute shoes that are also comfortable on my daughter’s feet.  The insoles are nice and cushioned and after hours of play, there are no red spots or imprints from the shoes.  Pediped shoes are definitely designed with little feet in mind!

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Pediped also offers their First Steps Originals line which is for new walkers and their Next Steps Grip n Go line that is perfect for toddlers that are transitioning from early walking to walking with a more confident stride.  You can see all these styles at Pediped.com.

One lucky reader will win a pair of Pediped Original shoes for their little one!  These are available in 0-6, 612, 12-18 and 18-24 months sizing.  Winner can choose boy or girl but Pediped will select the style based on availability.

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda