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Umi, Tea Collection and Mabel’s Labels have partnered together to send kids back to school in style!  You can enter their fun sweeps right here on our blog.  What’s up for grabs? 3 Grand Prizes: Each winner will receive a $100 Umi Gift Card, Tea Collection Wardrobe Set ($149 value), and 2 Mabel’s Labels Big Kaboodle™ Combos ($96 value)!   Good luck!

 

 

 

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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.

It’s hard to believe but Little Miss will be turning 2 in a few months.  She is growing up so fast.  She is anxious to keep up with her brothers and wants to be a big girl.  I know it’s a matter of time before she’s done with her crib.  While that’s a little sad (our crib has been in pretty much continuous use for over 13 years!), the idea of setting up a big girl bed for her is nice.  We decided to go ahead and set up a bed for her so she can start getting used to it.  I was excited to find bedding that would go with her new room.  Beyond Bedding has a great selection of baby and kids’ bedding.  When I saw the Pink French Toile Children’s 4 piece Twin Bedding, I knew it would be perfect!

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It is so pretty!  This vintage French toile and gingham is 100% cotton so it’s nice and soft. It comes with a comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham and valance. The pink is a nice soft shade that goes perfectly with Little Miss’s room.  I love the combination of the two patterns.

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The curtains are the perfect compliment to the bedding and the tab top will allow me to use a pretty decorative rod.

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The set is high quality so I know it will last.  Little Miss certainly seems to love it!

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Beyond Bedding carries bedding for infants through teens and offers $7.95 flat rate shipping to the U.S. You can even order custom teen and toddler bedding!  They are regularly releasing new bedding designs so make sure to check them out! You can also follow Beyond Bedding on Facebook and Twitter to see all the latest styles!

Ten lucky winners will each receive a child’s or teen’s bedding set of their choice!!
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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 a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

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We are big Veggie Tales fans so I was excited to hear about the new VeggieTales dvd, Celery Night Fever!

Synopsis:

Veggie pals Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus have a big job to do…save their beloved Celery Park from being destroyed! Laura and Junior plan a fundraising concert with the formerly famous Groovy Brothers, but the bandmates refuse to play together because of an old grudge. All hope of saving the park seems lost until the group remembers that God forgives without question, so why can’t they do the same? Will the band reunite to save Celery Park? Find out in this fun, music-filled VeggieTales adventure! Featuring Terry Crews as the voice of “Bruce Onion”

My Take:

My kids were excited to find the DVD waiting for us when we got home from vacation and they couldn’t wait to watch it.  We settled in together to watch it after dinner.  We all really enjoyed it!  In fact, I think it is one of my favorites.  I loved the message of friendship and forgiveness.  This is something we stress in our home, both with the kids’ friends and amongst themselves.  Celery Night Fever did a great job of reinforcing this in a fun way.  The DVD includes 6 new songs and as usual, they were really catchy and fun.  The 70′s theme was neat and my hubby and I both found ourselves getting into the songs.  That’s one of the things I love about VeggieTales, it’s fun for adults and kids.  The boys especially like d the new Silly Song with Larry, “Perfect Puppy”.  Little Miss is obsessed with dogs so she loved it!

Celery Night Fever is a great family movie with a great message! It will be released August 5th.  You can pre-order it now and get fun recipes, crafts and activities related to Celery Night Fever now by visiting www.veggietales.com.

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

RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

CB-Twitter-Party-Post-Disclosure-June2014-TM2-450x24 _Phones4School-Twitter-Party-7-25 Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about Back to School savings with Walmart Family Mobile.  On July 25th at 12:00 PM EST, please join me for the #Phones4School Twitter Party where we’ll be talking about how you plan to stay connected with your student as they go back to school. I will also be giving you a chance to win prizes of $550 in Walmart gift cards throughout the hour!

Are you familiar with Walmart Family Mobile? They offer up some great savings such as a $34.88/month plan for Unlimited Talk Text & Web (First line only, price applies for the duration of the service plan if purchased within the promotional period) and $24.88/month for Unlimited Talk & Text. With four kids, I love the savings that we could get by using their services.  If you want to learn more AND have a chance to win awesome prizes, then join me at the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

Ready to learn more? Join me for the #Phones4School Twitter Party where we will discuss how to save money on wireless plans for your student.

Join me and RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Friday, July 25th

TIME:  12-1 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

HOSTS:@LaughWithUsBlog,@iamthemaven, @MudpiesandTiara, @jamieharrington, and @tsue1136

SPECIAL GUEST: @FamilyMobile

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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

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Summer time and warm days mean lots of time playing outside. We have almost 1 acre, a zip line and a swing set. Our kids love playing outside from sun up to sun down. This is awesome, but during the Summer I do worry about them staying hydrated. Luckily, our kids and our toddler all love Mott’s® for Tots.

When our kids are toddler aged we always diluted their juice with water. But get this…Mott’s® for Tots has already done this for us busy moms which is why their juice has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice*! Their juice is a good source of vitamins A, C & E, so your kids are getting good vitamins and staying hydrated at the same time. Mott’s® for Tots comes in easy to tote juice boxes and the larger bottles as well.

We keep the larger bottles inside the fridge. But the juice boxes are our go-to for when we are playing outside.

These juice boxes are a lifesaver! We can grab them and run outside to play. And they are a great size for letting our toddler sip on while we drive around running errands. But best of all….they are 100% toddler approved by OUR toddler, Benjamin!

Benjamin can hold these on his own and it’s just the right amount of juice for him. As his parents, we love that he is naturally getting 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice while still getting vitamins A, C & E.

Have you tried these products yet? If so, let me know what you think! If not, you will want to try these out for yourself!

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*Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge have 15g sugar and the market average of 100% fruit juices and blends have 25g sugar.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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