Daddy Talk: Mens Shaving Tips For Going Clean Shaven

When Darcy and I met I had a goatee.  As a wedding gift to her I went clean shaven.  In the 5 years since I have gone back and forth.  It’s a pain to grow it back out because I have to look scruffy for several days before it looks decent to


Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

You know I love peanut butter, right?  Some of you know this.  I love it so much I ate more than 15lbs of it while pregnant!  Can you believe that?  It’s seriously one food I couldn’t live without.  Previously when I reviewed the coconut oil from Tropical Traditions, I shared the breakfast


Send a Unique Message with SendaFrizbee {Review}

Stop sending boring cards to kids – send them a truly unique gift – a Frizbee Gram! What, you haven’t heard of a frizbee gram? Me neither until recently!  The idea is fun and creative.  You can choose your frizbee color and include a custom message for no extra charge.  They are


Pledge to Snack Simply with Bagel Bites (and #Giveaway) ~ Closed

Do you ever have days where you just feel like grazing?  You know, days where you are content to snack throughout the day without necessarily having three full meals?  We get days like those at our house.  It’s typically in conjunction with a larger gathering like a big football game party or


Ask The Web Guy: Adding Social Sharing Tools #savvyblogging

There have been a few requests on how to add the sharing tools to your blog posts, so I decided to do a post about it. When adding these buttons to your themes, make sure you only add it to the specific blog post page and not the posts on the home


Rafflecopter $20 Amazon GC Referral Giveaway!

Rafflecopter is hosting a giveaway and to show you how awesome this widget is – you can enter THEIR giveaway right HERE on Tales From the Nursery!


Charlie Banana Review & Sandbox Lane GC #Giveaway (Closed)

We love finding great online diaper shops, though Sandbox Lane is more than just that.  They carry other eco-friendly items for mom and baby such as baby clothes and toys, mama cloth, and more!  Sandbox Lane was started earlier this year as part of Linda’s quest to have affordable green baby products located all


MindyWindy ~ Online Card Designs

I’m finding it harder and harder to find greeting cards and stationary that I like in chain stores.  I prefer the wide variety of designs and personalization offered by many online shops such as MindyWindy.  For our birth announcements, we chose to design them online rather than purchase stock type ones to


Nielsen Home Scan Sign Ups Open!

Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel – Earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more! No landline required with this homescan signup.


Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam Review

I’ve shared before that I’ve been struggling with what to do with my hair. I started going gray at an early age (yes early. Teens-early 20s is early) which apparently runs in the family. Prior to having my daughter, I went to the salon for my hair color and cutting needs. That


Baby’s First 100 Days {Book Review}

I was a pregnancy book junkie while preggo with Rissa.  I read A LOT.  Some I agreed with, some I didn’t.  Some books I thought were helpful until after I gave birth.  Then.. well, then I thought they weren’t very practical anymore.  I was asked to review Baby’s First 100 Days, which


Beautiful Bonding Through #Breastfeeding

Among the plethora of benefits from breastfeeding, my personal favorite is the bonding time. Sure, I’m happy about providing nutrition and all, but for me, nothing compares to the emotional connection provided during a nursing session. I think this is one reason I’m not looking forward to weaning. Is it selfish? Maybe


Capturing Memories On the Go {Guest Post}

I’d love it if you checked out my guest post over at Being Tazim.  I wrote about how smart phone cameras are becoming better quality due to our on-the-go lives…. I like to think of pictures as memory snapshots. When arranged in a certain way, they tell a story. Or, at least,


Rafflecopter #Giveaways Ending Within a Week 7/13-7/20

I’ve pretty much switched over to Rafflecopter for faster and easier entry. I hope you are enjoying this method. I’ve heard a lot of rave reviews and appreciation from fellow bloggers and some of you lovely readers. Good luck and happy winnings! Envibum AIO (US/Can) 7/16 GFC Social Battle! Over $200 in


Gorton’s Grilled Seafood Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

Gorton’s has done it again! They are hosting 100 Days of Sizzle in honor of their GRILLED seafood which are perfect for summer!   Ahoy! Got your Sizzle on? Gorton’s Seafood does! Just check out our newest, sunniest, hot-off-the-grill-iest promotion! Please help us spread the word about our summer event: Gorton’s GRILLED Seafood 100 Days


Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Toys Set Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

So what’s at the top of your summer destination list?  I bet the beach is high up there!  If not the beach, then I’m sure it’s the lake or a park with a sand box, right?  There’s just something about playing in sand that says summer!  And if you are loading up


Have You Tried Fruit Simple? #FruitSimple

I love juice, though I’ve learned it’s not quite as healthy for me as I once thought.  Having gestational diabetes while pregnant with Rissa opened my eyes up to just how much sugar and carbohydrates I consume on a regular basis.  I still love sugar and carbs, but I never thought much


The Endangerbles CD Review & CD & Plush #Giveaway (US/Can) ~ 7/26

Looking for fun children’s music that can also teach them about wildlife?  Learning disguised as fun is a great way to go, especially in the summer months.  I recently learned about The Endangerbles, who’s mission it is to support and promote awareness and preservation of threatened and endangered animals. Inspiring children to


My Office Hours Have Been Cut!

Rissa’s sleep schedule has made another shift recently and I can’t help but be frustrated by it.  I love my daughter and all, but my blog post writing time is mostly at night while she sleeps.  However, she’s not cooperating quite so well.  I’ve lost 1-2 hours a night due to this


Weekly Winners (7/4-7/10)

Freedom Giveaway Hop ~ 263 entries Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Music – Congrats to Misty Sunrise!* What to Expect When Expecting – Congrats to Micah P.!* Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It – Congrats to Shopping for Savings!*   Wisharoo Park ~ 441 entries 2 grand prize winners – Congrats