Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cate & Chloe VIP Package Review & Coupon!

 *This post is brought to you by Cate & Chloe.


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Cate and Chloe is a jewelry company that also offers a monthly "VIP Package" subscription, where you can get $200 worth of jewelry each month, for only $39.99 per month. Cate and Chloe is different from most monthly subscriptions, though, in that they send you two boxes per month! Every two weeks, you get to open up a new piece of beautiful jewelry, keeping your look fresh and letting yourself have a "present" every two weeks. It's so much fun to go to the mailbox, knowing that something great is waiting for you there!


Friday, May 30, 2014

Pull 'em Up and KEEP 'em Up Giveaway

*This post is brought to you by Dapper Snapper.

I am of the opinion that we need to teach our children while they are still very young that it's not smart, cool, or sanitary to go walking around with their pants hanging down off of their derrieres. Unfortunately, that is the style that far too many "adults" go around with.


I am asking all mothers to band with me in teaching their toddlers to pull them up and keep them up! A belt works wonders with older kids, but isn't so practical with, say, a potty training toddler. There is now a company working to keep pants up all over the world. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the Dapper-Snapper Toddler Belt.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fulcrum Gallery Art Giveaway

Fulcrum Gallery is graciously giving away a beautiful piece of art valued up to $100!

 Find Wall Art and art prints on FulcrumGallery.com
To read a full review of all that Fulcrum Gallery has to offer, check out my full review HERE.

The winner will have their choice of print, frame, canvas, and plenty more options, valued up to $100. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+. One entrant per household, please!
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 *I received a framed picture to review. I have not been otherwise compensated for this giveaway. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. MTM is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Monday, May 26, 2014

SOI Candle Review and Giveaway!

*This post is brought to you by The SOI Co.

I love a good scented candle. The warmth, ambient light, and beautiful smell can create just the right mood, whether intimate, warm and friendly, or reminiscent of days gone by. I love burning candles in my home and I also love giving them as gifts, which is one of the reasons I really like the SOI Co. Luxe Box Soy Candle.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Savings/Memorial Day Savings

*This post may contain affiliate links. I will receive a small comission when you make a purchase through one of my links.


Janie and Jack -  Up to 50% off of select styles! - ends May 26

Learning Resources - Get an extra 25% off of clearance items. Use PROMO CODE:  MDAY14

ModCloth - 30% off select summertime styles Use PROMO CODE:  EXPRESS for free shipping on orders over $125

Reebok - Save $15 on orders of $75, or $35 on orders of $125

Tea Collection - $15 summer dresses, $12 girl's leggings, $12 boy's tee's, $15 boy's shorts and pants

Wedding Paper Divas - 30% off for new customers. Use PROMO CODE:  WEDNEW30 - ends June 3

Dropcam Giveaway!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating MCO's 2nd blog-birthday! Mommys Craft Obsession started in May 2012 and their birthday bash has become their most anticipated event of the year! We are so glad that you could join us for this event! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! During the next week you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway for a Dropcam Pro! 


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Dropcam was developed by co-founders Greg Duffy and Aamir Virani after Greg's father desperately wanted to figure out which local dog was making a mess of his yard. He began hooking up IP camera's but was having trouble getting the system to work just right and that storing video on his hard drive wasn't an easy or secure solution. Greg was immediately interested in solving his dads dilemma and called his friend Aamir to talk through the problem. They began throwing around the idea around soon connected with tech pioneer Mitch Kapor who decided to fun the initial development which resulted in the launch of Dropcam in 2009. Now Dropcam is widely used around the country to "drop in" on their babies, pets, and even to catch unsuspecting thieves. 

The Dropcam Pro is Dropcam's newest of camera models and perhaps their greatest! With a 130 degree field of view, a 8X zoom capability, night vision and audio, the Dropcam Pro is the perfect addition to any home or business to help keep an extra set an eyes on your valuables. One of my favorite things about the Dropcam Pro is that right from your smart phone you can turn the camera on and off and receive text or email notifications of movement and audio! We personally use our Dropcam Pro at home to keep an eye on the dogs when we are out and about and I love that the camera sends me a text message when there is movement, it's very helpful to see if the dogs are at the door barking at something and to watch to make sure no intruders enter the home! 




To Purchase: Visit Dropcam's website and pick up a Dropcam Pro for your home or business for just $199.99!

To Win: Dropcam and Mommys Craft Obsession have teamed up to give one lucky person a Dropcam Pro of their own! Enter the giveaway form below for your chance to win!



The Giveaway will close late on the evening of June 7th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize otherwise a new winner will be chosen. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Dropcam, Mommys Craft Obsession and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. 



Friday, May 23, 2014

Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale!

*This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small compensation if you make a purchase through my links.

Calling all Tea Collection lovers! Starting today, through May 26th, you can grab some of your favorite looks for a great deal. Get shopping and have a fun summer!

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=607089&u=819211&m=26770&urllink=&afftrack=

Now is the time to stock up for this beautiful warmer weather and get your little prince or princess ready for summer activities!  

Friday Freebies

*This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase using my link I make a small commission.

Everybody loves a Freebie! Here is my list of some of the great ones. These won't all be available for long, so be sure to take advantage of them now!

Affies4Kids - Free character building E-books and videos.

Craftsy - Free Mini-Classes! You can get a sample of everything from a food class to quilting and even photography!

Educents - 3 months of Math Lessons FREE!

Father's Day Word Art Printable - Free Download

Reading Eggs - 4 Weeks FREE! Reading Eggs is a program that I personally use with my daughter, Shari and my son, Alex. I love how flexible it is and that it can go from a very young reader to a more capable one. Be sure to use Promo Code:  TEL002US


The Secret Fairy - This one is available starting tomorrow (5/24), so make sure to bookmark it! The e-book about positive thinking shows children how to handle life's obstacles graciously.

Five Tips for a Fun, Safe Day at the Pool

*This guest post is brought to you by SumoCoupon.

If you’re not already going to the pool, chances are you will go at least a few times with the kids this summer. A day at the pool is fun for everyone, but there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind before going:


Cariloha Bamboo $200 Shopping Spree Giveaway!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating MCO's 2nd blog-birthday! Mommys Craft Obsession started in May 2012 and their birthday bash has become their most anticipated event of the year! We are so glad that you could join us for this event! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! During the next week you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!




MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway of a $200 Cariloha Shopping Spree!

Cariloha carries all kinds of products, from clothing to bedding, and even bath products! $200 can go a long way with Cariloha!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Boost Collagen Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


As women get older, let’s face it, things start to sag. I’m not just talking about breasts, either. The skin on your face tends to get looser and (if you are like me) you start to feel the need to tone it up. I am also one of those people who has dry skin, so a product that can tone and hydrate, like Boost Collagen with LAC Taut Premium Collagen is just what I was looking for.

Air RAM Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway!

Welcome to the

Push Through Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth

Special thanks to

My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, Mommy on the Money, & The Tween & Me
Sponsored by Gtech


  What is your least favorite chore during cleaning? For many people, it's vacuuming. Nothing is worse than lugging around a heavy vacuum and dealing with messy bags that make cleaning even more difficult. Wouldn't it be great if there was a fairly inexpensive, lightweight vacuum on the market that does everything you want without the mess? Well, its time to put that heavy vacuum aside, since we are about to make your dream come true with the GTech AirRam Vacuum. This lightweight, cordless, and bagless vacuum is light enough for just about anyone to pick up one handed, and has is great at picking up dirt, dust, pethair, and even common allergens. To make emptying even easier, it compresses vacuuming debris into tidy bales, making cleaning up quick and simple. Best of all, it can hold up to a 40 minute charge on a single battery, letting you take care of all of your cleaning without wasting power or stopping for a charge!

Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table & Chairs Giveaway!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating MCO's 2nd blog-birthday! Mommys Craft Obsession started in May 2012 and their birthday bash has become their most anticipated event of the year! We are so glad that you could join us for this event! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! During the next week you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway for a Combi Go & Grow Walker, Play Table & Chairs


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Make the Cut Contest!

*This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking my links.

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Bust out your inner fashion design diva and enter the Make the Cut Contest from ModCloth! Each entrant will be asked to design a scarf and the winner will have their design produced and sold by ModCloth. They will also get a $500 prize!

The top 10 submissions will be voted on and decided on the Be The Buyer page, where anyone can vote on their favorites. Hurry, though, this contest ends on May 30 and voting will begin on April 9. Check out all the rules and terms HERE.

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

Boba Carrier Giveaway!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating MCO's 2nd blog-birthday! Mommys Craft Obsession started in May 2012 and their birthday bash has become their most anticipated event of the year! We are so glad that you could join us for this event! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! During the next week you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway for a Boba 4G Carrier! 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Diaper Changing on the Move!

I participated in an ambassador campaign on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.



My littlest lady, Sophia, started walking around her first birthday. Shortly after learning to walk, she started to run and now she is climbing! Basically, she is on the go from morning to night, with only a (far too short!) nap in between.

Our diaper changing routine went from me carrying her over to get her changed, to me asking her to lay down for me to change her (she actually did it too!). Now our routine has suffered somewhat because oftentimes, she doesn't want to stop playing to be changed. You'd think I was pinching her with all the caterwauling that comes from her when I force her to stop playing long enough to give her clean pants!

All of that was before I discovered Huggies Slip-On Diaper Pants. These diapers have the same leak lock protection and quick absorbing layers that regular Huggies have and they have stretchy sides, making it fast and easy to make a quick change. She still doesn't like to stop playing to get changed, but this way, it only lasts a moment and she is free much sooner than she would otherwise be!

Pediped Shoes Giveaway!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating MCO's 2nd blog-birthday! Mommys Craft Obsession started in May 2012 and their birthday bash has become their most anticipated event of the year! We are so glad that you could join us for this event! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! During the next week you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway for a pair of pediped shoes for your child! Winners choice of boy or girl

What child doesn't need a new pair of shoes? We love our pediped shoes here in the Mostly Together house. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they are great for kids growing feet.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Toxin Freedom Fighters Go to Capitol Hill!

*This post is brought to you by Mom Bloggers Club and Seventh Generation.

The Toxin Freedom Fighters are a group that is pushing for reform for our nations regulations on chemicals, which has not been updated since 1976. This is an important action not only for every adult American, but for the youngest members of our society. Before birth even, babies are hit with over 300 toxins and early exposure to toxins has been linked to the lifetime likelihood of cancer, Alzheimer's Disease (this one really hits home for me - my Grandma died from the disease), and other health problems.

Within one month, Seventh Generation has gathered over 100,000 signatures of people who are willing to stand united with the Toxin Freedom Fighters against the lax chemical regulations currently in place in the United States. As a nation, we need to enact legislation that will protect the future of our children.

President of Seventh Generation - Jon Replogle

On April 30th, the Freedom fighters, clad in their masks and capes, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to present the petition to members of congress. A big THANK YOU to those of you willing to join in the fight and demand action for the sake of our children's futures!

Reed & Barton Girl's Jewelry Box Review and Giveaway!

*This post is brought to you by Reed & Barton.

My little girl, Shari, recently had a birthday. She turned 6, which is a really fun age! She is at that point where she loves to dress up, twirl in front of the mirror and wear jewelry. For her birthday, I wanted to get her something that would be perfect and I found it - a jewelry box!


This is the perfect jewelry box for girls. The 'Bella' jewelry box has a white satin finish and pink jeweled nickel finish knobs. (Bella is Italian for 'Beautiful' - which is a perfect name for this box!) Inside, there is a velvet fabric ready to hold earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets - it's the perfect accessories holder for any little girl. There is even a mirror inside the top of the box for them to use.

The fabric is actually a brighter pink than this.
Shari was very excited when she opened her jewelry box and discovered all that it had to offer. You can see her reaction in the video below. What you don't see, is her running to me after she opened it and thanking me, telling me, "How did you know? I've always wanted a jewelry box!"


Reed & Barton takes pride in all their girls jewelry boxes. No space is wasted in this box and everything is so beautifully done. One of the things that I love most about it is that it is both perfect for a girl my daughters age and also an older girl. I know that this is a piece that she will cherish for a long time to come.

Now for a Giveaway!


One lucky winner is going to take home a Bella Jewelry box of their own! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway will end at midnight on May 29, 2014. Open to those in the U.S. 18+. One entrant per household, please!


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Welcome to the Strider Bike Classic Giveaway!

Sponsored by:  Strider

Hosted by:  Mostly Together Mommy


A Strider Bike is unlike other bikes for kids. It's different in a good way. Strider bikes teach balance and coordination and allow children to build up their confidence until the point when they are ready for a "big kid" bike.

Strider bikes don't have pedals, allowing children to keep their feet on the ground and build both their confidence and their coordination. These bikes have the lowest seat height of any child's bike and also are tested thoroughly for safety. Even better? Strider bikes are all terrain - the tires will never go flat!

One lucky winner is going to take home a Strider Bike Classic. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to all those in the U.S. 18+ and ends on June 6. Good luck, everyone!

*I received a bike to facilitate my review. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

It's a Balancing Act!

*This post is brought to you by Strider.

Some people call it "directionally challenged," but I just call it clumsy. I have an unfortunate tendency to walk into walls, trip over my own two feet and just generally create havoc for my body. My sense of balance is off and unfortunately, I have passed this on to my children.


Most children have balance issues, because they are still learning. That's why it's so good they're close to the ground!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Saving Money on Kids Clothing

 *This post is brought to you by Kindermint.


Kids can be so hard on clothes. My son, especially, has a knack for getting holes in his jeans, stains on his shirts, and for losing socks. As I’m sure you’re aware, clothes cost money, especially the nicer ones, and we all know that money doesn’t just grow on trees. It can be quite frustrating when my kids come home with another ruined piece of clothing.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Baby on the Move with Huggies Little Movers

*I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

When I had my first child over 9 years ago, I really didn't know what I was doing. I did my best to prepare, buying clothes, diapers, and all the equipment. It wasn't until after I had my son that I truly learned what worked and what didn't, though. I found that I didn't really need a changing table, a wipes warmer was kind of useless, and I found out how much I love Huggies diapers.


I tried all the major brands, but I kept coming back to Huggies, not only because they worked but because they worked the best at the best price. I have continued to use Huggies with all three of my children. (It's not until this last one that I have discovered cloth). Though I now use cloth diapers some of the time, there are definitely those times when disposables are much more convenient.

It seemed like a match made in heaven when I was contacted to write a review of Huggies Little Movers. I was sent a card to go to Target and purchase my diapers. Now, I love Target, I really do. They don't always have what I need, however, and this time I was lucky to have found the last box of size 3 diapers.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Adding that Special Touch

 *This post is brought to you by Fulcrum Gallery.

I have something to admit:  I’m not exactly a decorating diva. I love watching all the decorating shows on HGTV, but for me, that’s as far as it goes. While most of the women in my family can be out and about and see that perfect “something” that will look just right, I just didn’t inherit those genes. I have to look long and hard and really contemplate something for a long time before I am willing to commit to putting it in my home. Achieving a "look" for my home is something I really struggle with.


Monday, May 12, 2014

To House Train a Man

 *This post is brought to you by The House Trainer.

This morning, it happened again. I woke up, went to the bathroom and there, I saw the thing that drives every woman nuts - the toilet seat was up. It's so frustrating and it certainly isn't a difficult procedure for men to figure out. Instead of unleashing a verbal attack on my husband (I think he tunes me out anyway) I smiled and sent him an app.


So, okay, you might be thinking, "Why are you going to reward him for bad behavior?" Here's the thing, though - this app is The House Trainer. The House Trainer is an app designed to help men overcome their caveman-like tendencies and become the capable gentlemen you know they can be.

Under the Sea Ocean Counters Review and Giveaway

 *This post is brought to you by Learning Resources.


If you are a regular readers of this blog, you know that I love educational materials or toys that can also be learning tools. It's one of the reasons that I love Learning Resources and have enjoyed so many of their products. They believe that play and learning can be found in the same items and I agree!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Ever since I had my first child, I have celebrated Mother's Day. It's been NINE years now and while that can seem like a long time, today I want to focus on someone who has been a member of the "Mom Club" for a lot longer than I. My mom.


She is the Mother of 10 children, the Grandmother of 22, and somehow she manages to to love us all, despite our faults. More than many of my siblings, I gave my Mom much to worry about. I joined the Navy at age 18 and delighted in calling home to share all my recent news. "Guess what, Mom? I went skydiving! I got a tattoo! I got married! I'm pregnant!" It's a wonder her heart survived all of that, but it did and she has continued to use her wonderful heart to impact all those around her.


It is from my Mom that I learned patience (though this is something I still work on daily!), the value of hard work, and to love God. These are all things I hope I am able to pass on to my children, so I'm glad that I've had such a great role model!

Make sure you do something nice for your mom today, even just a phone call to let her know how much you love her!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Savings

Chromecast User Guide - FREE E-book Through Sunday 5/11/14


Craftsy Classes - Save 50% for their Birthday Flash Sale! With Craftsy you can learn all kind of skills, from knitting, to cake decorating, and even paper crafts. 


Educents - Give your favorite teacher $5 FREE No minimum purchase required.

Reebok Outlet - 20% Off Everything on Reebok Outlet Use Promo Code:  SAVE20

Tiny Prints - Save 25% on all graduation invitations and announcements on orders over $49.

Wedding Paper Divas - Get 10 FREE Stationary Samples Use Promo Code:  10WEDSAMPLES


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Friday, May 9, 2014

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!


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Don't forget to vote for Mostly Together Mommy today! ----->

 

Come and join us in this great giveaway, perfect for anyone who loves to cook and bake! Show someone you love them this Mother's Day.

You can be the lucky winner for
a

KitchenAid KSM75SL 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer, Color silver

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Coobies are for Boobies!

Boobs. Men love 'em, women just want to corral them! That's not always an easy task, however. Gaining weight, losing weight, getting pregnant, going through "the change", time of the month - all of these things can change the size of our breasts and most bras are created for just one specific size. It's great for the one day a month when it fits perfectly, but on all the others, it can be uncomfortable and make you want to rip it off and burn it.


Before you get to that point, you should check out the Coobie Bra. This is a one-size fits all, from 32 A to 36 D. There is also a "full" size that runs from 38A to 42 DD. I got the full size ("Full" sounds so much better than "plus!").