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Have a Princess lover in your home?  What about a pirate lover?  Here is a movie that will please them all!

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment!

In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!

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So are you more Princess or Pirate?  Take this quiz to find out!

Did you take the quiz? Great! Then you are ready to enter the giveaway!  Enter below for your chance to win one copy of the DVD!

 

Each household is only eligible to win The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 

 

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 received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own!

Being the mom of 4 kids, I am always looking for new bathroom products for the whole family.  We have two bathrooms, but still…products for 6 people can rapidly overtake the bathroom if you aren’t careful.  So when I can find products to use that are good for 0-100 then I am quite happy.  While I have not personally tried e-raorganics, I am excited to share this giveaway with YOU! Let me know if you enter!
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Baby products have recently been in the news because of the harmful ingredients they contain. Moms are looking for better options. We want to use non-toxic, chemical free skin care products- especially on our babies. We are looking for products that are organic and have gentle ingredients. I have a product for you that is non-toxic and chemical free and helps protect and heal your baby’s skin.

Era Organics makes baby products that are USDA Organic. They have everything to meet your baby’s needs. The cooler, dryer temperatures are coming and I always like to have a good baby lotion available to protect my baby from dry skin. The Baby Lotion from e-raorganics will help keep skin healthier and hydrated. It will also soothe, moisturize and soften even the toughest skin- without the harsh chemicals. It’s gentle enough for all ages.

The Baby Lotion is a nutrient-rich, organic moisturizer with aloe vera, cocoa butter, calendula oil and rosemary extract. It is paraben free, non-GMO, fragrance & perfume free, non toxic, cruelty free and vegan friendly. Nothing but the best for your little-one!

It has a very light scent to it and it makes your skin feel so nice!

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They have a few other baby products that you will want to add to your collection. The Baby Powder has gentle, nutrient rich dusting powder with Organic Arrowroot Powder, Cornstarch, Kaolin Clay, Calendula Extract and Rosemary Extract. There are no harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients like you may find in other baby products. It’s talc-free, fragrance free, non-toxic, 100% natural and USDA Certified Organic. You can use it in place of talcum powders in shoes, diaper rash, etc.

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The Diaper Balm is amazing. It gives your baby instant and long term relief with no hidden toxins. It is USDA Certified Organic, made with Sunflower Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Chamomile, Calendula and more. Soothe, repair and help prevent diaper rash, chaffing and irritation with organic ingredients scientifically proven as a natural diaper rash treatment. It can help repair and protect seborrheic dermatitis, baby eczema, and more.

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The Baby Wash is a moisturizing baby wash and shampoo that is USDA Certified Organic. It is 100% natural – made with organic chamomile tea, coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, raw honey, pacific sea salt and more! It is gentle enough for diaper rash, baby eczema, cradle cap, rashes. It won’t strip away vital nutrients and oils like most soaps, with no harmful tear free chemicals.

All of these products are a great choice for your baby’s skin. You can have the peace of mind that these products are organic and natural!

Now you have a chance to win a set of all these e-raorganics honeybees baby products.Plus – just for entering you will receive a coupon code for 25% off your order.

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Enter below for a chance to win a set of honeybuns baby products from e-raorganics! This giveaway is open to US residents. The giveaway will end on 9/6 at 1159pm EST. Good Luck!
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 from Peaches and Petals for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I just received the August Peaches and Petals box and I’m excited to share it with you! Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that delivers beauty/lifestyle boxes each month right to your door. The theme of this month’s box is “Stay Golden”.

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I loved “Golden Girls” so these cute notecards made me smile.

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The simple message on the front of them really says it all and I plan on sending a few of these out to friends far away.

When I saw this cute box, it brought back memories of my friends and I dancing around my living room to the classic Cyndi Lauper song!

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I really like this cute anchor necklace and although I’d love to keep it, I think I may give it to a good friend of mine because I love the message. This delicate gold-tone necklace is on an 18″ chain.

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I love trying out new makeup so I was excited to find this highlighter/bronzer combo from Manna Kadar.

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I have also used this as eye shadow and I was super happy with it!

The fun splitter is not only cute, but will also come in really handy!  The first use I thought of is being able to plug in two sets of headphones when my kiddos are watching something on my phone.

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Lastly, this inspirational decal is a great reminder of all the precious friends and family I have been blessed with!

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So here’s the value breakdown:

  • decal- I wasn’t able to find this exact sticker but I would place it’s value at around $2.
  • Golden Girls Notecards- Again, I was unable to find this exact card but I found a downloadable print on etsy for $4.  That combined with the cost of the paper and envelopes would place this at about $8.
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun box- $14.92 on a collectibles website.
  • necklace- $9.99
  • Funkytech Splitter- $7
  • Manna Kadar bronzer- $18.95

 

The total value of the August box is $60.86.  My favorite things were the necklace and the bronzer.  Even though I may not personally use everything I received, the others will make great gifts!

Next month’s theme is “Cuteness Overload”.  Sounds fun!

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Peaches and Petals subscriptions are only $19.99 a month with free shipping!  Make sure to use one of two coupon codes when signing up for Peaches and Petals. The first code is PEACHWATCH and it will get FIRST time subscribers a free vintage inspired leather wrap watch in their first box. This code CANNOT be added after the purchase is placed, and must be added during checkout to receive the watch.

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The 2nd code is PEACH10%. This code saves you 10% on your first order. These codes CANNOT be combined and are only valid for first time subscribers on their first box.

 

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

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received curtains from Eclipse Curtains for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

We recently decided to do a mini makeover to Little Miss’s room.  She needed more storage and we wanted to make it more of a big girl room.  We started by painting the walls a white with a hint of gray.  I replaced her old dresser with an armoire we had in the basement.  I painted it a pale blue and replaced the metal door panels with  white fabric.

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My husband made a nightstand out of pallets and we purchased new bedding.  I made some throw pillows and embroidered Little Miss’s monogram and name on them.  I also framed a little A for above her bed and hung the letters to spell “Dream” on the wall.

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I was not a fan of the traditional bi-fold doors on her closet because it didn’t allow full access. So I replaced it with  semi sheer curtain panel.

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Finally, we hung up some great blackout curtains from Eclipse.  It’s hard for Little Miss to sleep when there’s a lot of light coming in through the window.

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To her, light=playtime, not bedtime!  So, daylight savings time can make bedtime rough. Thankfully, Eclipse Curtains block over 99% of intrusive light, reduce unwanted noise, and help keep in the heat in during the colder months as well as keep the room cool during the summer months.

I loved the feminine touch of the ruffles on the Reese curtains and the back of the panels do a great job of blocking out light.

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I really like that these curtains make her roomer darker without feeling like a dungeon.  This is a picture of the room with the curtains open:

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And here is one of the room, at 11:45 am, with the curtains closed:

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They really make a huge difference!  I love that they help block out heat as well since A’s room faces east and can get pretty warm in the summer. They’re beautiful and functional at the same time.  Eclipse curtains are available in both traditional and contemporary designs.  They even have a fun chevron print that I plan on putting in the little boys’ room. You can find Eclipse curtains on Amazon and at Walmart and Target.

A thinks her new room is super pretty and it functions much better now too!  And bedtime has been going better so that’s a huge bonus!

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

Disclosure: We received free lodging and a meal in exchange for our review.  All opinions are my own!

 

I am a big fan of one tank trips, travel, traditions and time with my family. Combining all 4 of these is
the ultimate for me! We were able to do this on a recent trip to Frankenmuth, MI. We live about 2
hours away, so it’s a nice drive over. Since moving to Michigan, we take our kids every year to Bronner’s
and allow them to choose their Christmas ornament for the year. It’s really fun and sweet! Normally we
go over and back in one day. This year however, we were treated to a stay at the Bavarian Inn in
downtown Frankenmuth.

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Oh my word. The location could not possibly be more perfect! You walk out
the door of the inn, stroll across the beautiful covered bridge and you are in the heart of downtown
Frankenmuth!
The Bavarian Inn is huge and reminded our kids of a big castle. There are tennis courts, swimming pools,
water slides, video arcade games, dining and more all located on site.

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Our girls enjoyed the water slides
and our boys the toddler play area in one of the pools. Oh, I forgot to mention they also have an 18 hole
mini golf course located inside. Of course we tried it out with the kids! The rooms were nice and
spacious. Thankfully they came with a mini fridge (always nice when traveling with kids). My favorite
feature of the Inn, is the history. Each room has a name on it. When you go into the room you will find
the artwork is real photos and documents from the family whose name is on your door! Really neat!
The folks at the Bavarian Inn were kind enough to give us a chance to try out their World Famous
Chicken! The kids were excited by the atmosphere, which was distinctly German.

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We even had live
music at one point! The kids all chose flavored lemonades for their drinks, and blackberry was voted the
best!

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We got to try all kinds of delicious food. The world famous chicken was AMAZING. We all loved
the buttered noodles. The kids liked the ice cream at the end of the meal as well. Everything was hot,
fresh and wonderful.
Afterwards we worked off the big meal, by swimming for hours back at the Inn!

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If you live anywhere near Frankenmuth, you need to head over this way and explore. While there, do
yourself a favor and treat your family to a stay at the Bavarian Inn!

 

It will be the start of new traditions!

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