Monthly Archive:: November 2012


Cinderella’s Story Continues in Cinderella II & III

Being such a fan of Cinderella, I really hate to admit that I did not know there were sequels made!  I know oftentimes subsequent movies are not as widely known or popular, but I’ve always wondered about life after the wedding.  I mean, we know Cinderella became a princess, but that’s where


Tiny Prints 25% Off Weekend Sale!

If you missed the 30% off sale earlier this week, you will want to take advantage of this 25% off sale! Trust me you will want to take this great deal on the best personalized holiday cards, Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, holiday party invitations, custom photo gifts…and everything else on their site. For the rest of the


Travel Smart With the QuickSmart Backpack Stroller

If you travel a lot with a baby (6 months+) or toddler – whether by car, plane or train – you need to check out the QuickSmart Backpack Stroller.  It will save you space and headaches – trust me!  I only wish we’d had this stroller earlier, like for our trip to


Newborn Heart Defect Screening Awareness Day

Did you know about 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect? Many go undetected which can lead to tragedy early in their little lives. Having pulse oximetry screening done within the first 24 hours of life can help to detect some congenital heart defects. Pulse Ox screenings can save


Preparing for a Sibling With a Realistic Looking Baby Doll

Over the course of my pregnancy we’ve tried to keep our toddler informed of what is going on.  No matter what, I know there will still be an adjustment period for all of us.  Perhaps even bouts of jealousy and regression.  Hopefully the groundwork we’ve been laying will help make it as


Creating an Eco-Friendly Home – Starting With the Nursery #TheHonestCo

I didn’t really start to think much about eco-friendly products until I had my daughter.  Once I had her, my views changed.  I’m not entirely sure what caused it, but I started to pay more attention to ingredients.  Then I looked around our house, especially the nursery, and couldn’t believe all the


Give the Gift of Blue Nile Jewelry + The Extraordinary Days of Christmas Sweepstakes!

Before I tell you about Blue Nile’s awesome sweepstakes, I just have to share that I love their jewelry!  When Brian was planning to propose to me, he needed a semi-sneaky way to get my engagement ring without me knowing.  The first step was getting my ring size.  He lucked out because


Tiny Prints 30% Sitewide Sale – Extended!

Great news…if you missed the Tiny Prints Cyber Monday/Tuesday 30% Sitewide Sale, they are extending for another two days! You can still get a great deal on the best custom holiday cards, Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, holiday party invitations, custom photo gifts…everything on their site is on sale for two more days, today and tomorrow, November 29.


Is Rissa Ready for a New Sibling? [Video]

Later I’ll share more about how we helped prepare our toddler for a new sibling, but right now I want to focus on her thoughts as we get closer to the arrival of the new baby.  Overall, Rissa has seemed open to the idea of a new baby.  She loves babies (especially


Get Your Rock On Anywhere With This Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Are you usually the one with the coolest playlist where ever you go?  Do people like to ask you about what tunes to play when everyone gets together for a backyard BBQ?  It’s kind of nice being the go-to person for music but it sucks to give up your phone – even


It’s Hard to Eat Only One Cookie by Kukees

Oh the holidays, the perfect excuse to indulge in tasty treats.  Or at least, I use it as an excuse.  I’m a big cookie lover so I was pretty excited about receiving a dozen gourmet goodies from Kukees to taste test.  Despite having gestational diabetes, I can’t stay completely away from desserts.


Treat 30% Off Treat Card Club Packs – Sale Extended!

You can still save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club! Treat’s Cyber Monday sale went so well that they extended the code CYBERTREAT through Wednesday. You can save 30% on their already discounted card packs for two more days. You can literally do all of your holiday


My Hospital Bag is Packed!

After enough hemming and hawing and slacking off, I finally finished packing my hospital bag last week.  I had it mostly packed for about a week prior, but put the last few items in at the end of last week.  I thought I might go into labor by now, so I felt


As a Dad: Thoughts About a 2nd Baby

So, here I am. Dad. How do I feel about the next baby? Well, at the time of this writing, for some reason it’s not yet fully sunk into my brain that another child is coming. I know it’s coming and I feel that I am ready, but I don’t think it


Deal of the Day: 35% Off Customized Notebooks

Today only (11/27/12) Tiny Prints is offering 35% off of their custom notebooks.  These look super cute and would make the perfect gift for the writer in your family.  Wouldn’t this be an adorable gift for a pregnancy or baby journal?  Who says you need a traditional baby book?  Get one for


Get 30% Off Treat Card Club Packs Today Only!

For one day only, you can save up to 60% on Treat greeting cards with the Treat Card Club. For Cyber Monday, if you use the code CYBERTREAT, you can save 30% on their already discounted card packs. You can literally do all of your holiday greeting cards with Treat, and make each


Deal of the Day: 35% Off Custom iPhone Cases

Today only you can get 35% off of iPhone Cases at Tiny Prints!  I didn’t even know I could get a case through them.  This would make a cute present for my hubby, I think.  (Shh, don’t tell him my idea!)  They have them available for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5.


Order Holiday Cards Now With Tiny Prints 30% Off Sitewide Sale!

It’s time to buy your holiday cards, invitations, and more.  Don’t wait until the last minute to order and send out your holiday cards like I often do!  Tiny Prints has some really beautiful cards (I know – we ordered from them last year for the first time). Just in time for


Cyber Monday Deals on Toys and More!

I tried to round up some more great deals that you might be interested in today.  Let’s go shopping! 🙂 Melissa & Doug – Free personalization (11/26 only!) and 40% off on select items.  Also check out their “Win Your Wish List” giveaway this morning on Facebook. Ty’s Toy Box – 25% off


Super Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Fluff Dip

I love pumpkin and look forward to all the pumpkiny goodness that fall and the holidays brings. I don’t like all the calories though. So I love this pumpkin fluff recipe because it’s light and yummy. It tastes a lot like pumpkin pie (but with fewer calories and guilt)! Pumpkin Fluff Dip