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.
Jack is growing up! Pretty soon our little guy is going to be 18 months old.  He is really starting to play with toys and enjoying things like stacking blocks.  He is also enjoying playing with puzzles, like this cute puzzle we received from Stuck on You.
I loved the little knob handles.  They let his little fingers grab them easily.  Obviously, he cannot yet do this puzzle but he loves playing with it.  This puzzle also serves as a great learning tool for Benjamin.  He can play and we can work on his numbers at the same time!
We were also sent a personalized shirt for Jack.
That picture is fuzzy but was the only time I could catch him sitting still.  LOL! The photo and personalization is crystal clear and is still looking brand new after several washings!
Now, one word of caution, these shirts appear to run very small.  Jack is a big boy.  He typically wears a 2T, but this shirt was a size 4 and you can see it is not big on him so keep that in mind when placing an order.  Stuck on You has so many wonderful choices for different designs on their shirts.  It was fun picking and choosing the one we wanted.
Stuck on You is offering our readers an exclusive discount for the month of April.  Simply enter code MUDPIES when placing your order and receive free shipping!  Head on over to their site and check out all the neat items they offer and remember to use our exclusive discount!
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.
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: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze.  I received samples of the product to facilitate this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We’ve had some really nice weather recently.  We decided to take advantage of it and went for a hike at the park.  Everywhere we looked we saw signs of Spring.  The grass is green, the trees are budding and flowers are starting to bloom.  We enjoyed not only the sights but also the scents.  Nothing says Spring like the smell of flowers and fresh cut grass!  It’s so relaxing and makes me think of playing outside with the kids and trips to the lake.  I love being able to open up the windows and let the warm breeze bring the scents of spring inside.  Febreeze now makes it easy to enjoy fresh clean scents with their limited edition Spring Collection.  I received a sampling of these new scents to try out for myself.

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It’s important to me that my house smells good so I couldn’t wait to use these.  I received a Sweet Pea Petals refill and a NOTICEables plug-in.  They plug directly into a wall outlet and help keep your home smelling clean and fresh for 30 days.

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The plug in has an adjustable intensity control.  I set it to medium so it would last a little longer.  Within 10 minutes, I started to smell it.  It had a sweet, summery smell that was definitely noticeable but not overpowering.  I was afraid it might smell to flowery but it didn’t thanks to the underlying citrusy scents.  It made me think about being in a park or near a garden.  As soon as my oldest walked in the door from school, he said, “it smells really good in here!”.  My hubby agreed when he got home.

With 5 sons, I’m always on a mission to keep the bathroom smelling good.   The Rain scented Set & Refresh is the perfect solution.  I’ve tried other products but they only seem to work for a day or two.  With the Set & Refresh, I simply inserted the scent packet into the base and again selected the level of intensity I wanted.  It gradually releases scented oils so I don;t have to worry about odors for 30 days.

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I have to say, this worked REALLY well!  It smells super fresh and clean.  Not only does it keep the bathroom smelling good, I can also smell it in the hall when I pass by.  And I have it set on the low setting!

We practically live in our van so it could definitely use some freshening up, especially when it’s filled with 5 boys after a day of soccer games!  The Febreeze Car Vent Clip was super easy to use and made a HUGE difference!

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You simply clip in onto one of your air vents, adjust the intensity dial and enjoy!  I received the Rain scent in this as well and I love it.  To be honest, I put the clip in the van the day I received it and then forgot about it.  When I went to get the in the van the next day, I immediately noticed the awesome smell and stopped to figure out where it was coming from.  I was really impressed that the little clip on was putting out such a great scent.  It filled the entire van and again the kids even commented on it.

I am super pleased with all of the products I received and will definitely be purchasing more!  Life can get busy and it’s nice knowing that thanks to Febreeze, my house will smell great day in and day out!  In addition to Rain and Swet Pea Petals, the Febreeze spring collection also includes Wildflower and Nectar.  The entire collection is available at Walmart.

So what scents remind you of spring?  What are your favorite things to do on a spring day?

One lucky reader will win a $15 GC to Walmart!

 

 

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 received no compensation for this post.

Florsheim Kids is running a fantastic sweepstakes and you can enter to win!  The grand prize winner will receive an iPod nano, Florsheim headphones and a $200 Florsheim gift card!  Sounds great, right?  Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and make sure to submit the entry option telling them that you are entering from Mudpies and Tiaras!

 
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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: No compensation was received for this post.  I am eligible to receive a prize for sharing this.  All opinions belong to me.

 

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Entering is simple.  Take a simple quiz and then you will be taken to the page where you can enter.  You can enter to win a free family vacation right here!

I am entering and hope you will too!

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post.  I am eligible to receive a prize for sharing this.  All opinions belong to me.

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.

Summer Fun

Summer is nearing which means it is time to start looking for swimsuits.  I will freely admit that I am notoriously picky when it comes to what our kids wear.  I want them to be comfortable, but I also want a modest swimsuit with a good fit.  For them, they want something cute.  Combining those qualities can be daunting, which is why we most often turn to Speedo for our Summer gear.

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Grace and Kayla were both sent Speedo swimsuits and coverups.  I LOVE this suit that Grace is wearing.  You can see that it has a cute, bright pattern, but it fits her low on the hips and provides good coverage.

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Here is the one Kayla received.  She loved the look if this.  Her father and I appreciate the nice wide straps and, again, the nice modest fit and coverage.  We also know that Speedo gear lasts and lasts!  Top quality gear here!

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Benjamin was sent these adorable swimming trunks!  He put them on and started pretending he was jumping into a pool!  It’s been a LONG Winter and we are ready to put these swimsuits to good use.

Since we have a trip to the beach planned, Speedo sent our entire family goggles and fins for snorkeling!

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And to keep all your Speedo gear safe and easy to carry they sent us this backpack!

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I cannot wait to hit the beach and the pool this year with our entire family decked out in Speedo!  Are you a Speedo family too?  Pop on over to their website and let me know what catches your eye!

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.

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