November 17, 2014

The Big Gift - Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser

Thanks to Step2 for sending the Step2 Spin & GO Xtreme Cruiser ride-on toy for us to check out as part of my ambassadorship with Step2. #Step2ambassador

Considering that I recently had a baby, I think our "Christmas came early" photo should probably be the 15ish pound bundle of joy named Blake.  However, if you want to talk about joy, I think the photo below says it all.  Christmas for Kayla actually did come early because Step2 just released their new Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser.  As a child I would have traded any of my earthly possessions and most likely a sibling or two for a vehicle like this.

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser, Step2 Xtreme Cruiser, Step2 motorized car, Step2 Powerwheels

November 14, 2014

Letting Go, Just A Little

Three months ago, Blake entered our world.  Since then, a lot of things have changed.   First of all, we are now officially out of bedrooms. Second, we needed help.  Badly.  I very aggressively went back to my "job job" three weeks after having Blake.   Technically, I never stopped working since I was responding to blog related emails from the hospital.  Psycho.

Crafting a star pinata with Elmer's glue #MotorolaBabyMonitor

November 10, 2014

2 Minute Curls - an Everyday Look with Conair Curl Secret

I created my 2 minute curls using the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret® as part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias #HeartMyHair

I recently told you about my minor beauty rut.  Okay, it was a full on self maintenance meltdown.  The arrival of Blake very quickly ended my days of having an independent child and time for things like mascara.  Then there was the hair.  OH the hair.  The hair needed help.  SO much help.  But who has time for that?  Recently I acquired a fab hair dryer and I decided to revisit my little love affair with the Conair Curl Secret.  Want a ridiculously quick way to look pulled together? Come in to my new bathroom and let me show you 2 minute curls.

2 minute curls, Fastest way to curl your hair, Conair Curl Secret, 2 minute everyday hair, #HeartMyHair #shop

November 7, 2014

When YOU Become the Primary Breadwinner

About two years ago I left my day job working in the fashion industry and decided to call the blogging world my new day job.  To say it was scary is an understatement.  I had supported myself 100% from the age of 19 and had always had multiple jobs, even when I was living at home in a very cushy suburb of NY.  The thought of relying on my husband while working my way up...even though he was my husband freaked me out.  Relying on anyone else hit a nerve for me.  Strong and independent had always been my "thing."

November 6, 2014

Chicco KeyFit 30 - The Easy to Install Car Seat

Thanks to Chicco for sending me a KeyFit 30 car seat to review so I can share my thoughts with you. 

Even though Kayla is approaching six years old, the reality in our home is that I am the designated car seat installer, remover and adjuster.  My husband wants nothing to do with it.  I don't blame him. The thing about car seats is...they're a total pain.  In fact, with some of them it seems like it takes a degree in engineering to attempt to install them properly.  Which of course is scary since you're putting your most precious cargo in the world inside of them.  As a second time parent with a large age gap between my children I did what most parents probably do.  I went out and bought a car seat by the same manufacturer we had with Kayla.  Learn from my mistake.

Chicco KeyFit 30, Chicco KeyFit 30 review, Easy to install car seat

November 4, 2014

Neighborhood Toy Store Day & Best Toys For Kids 2014

I'm thrilled to share about Neighborhood Toy Store Day, a cause that is very near to my heart.  Thank you to ASTRA for sponsoring this post.  #NeighborhoodToyStoreDay

As someone who spends a fair amount of time with their head stuffed in a box of children's toys and games, there is a special day quickly approaching that I'm incredibly excited about.  It's Christmas. It's obviously Christmas, right?  NOPE.  It's Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  Which is actually the PERFECT day to start tackling that holiday shopping list.  Or to finish it if you're all type A.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2014, ASTRA, Toy Tester,

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