July’s Monthly Tailspin Blog & Social Media Hop

I can’t believe June is over already – I forgot to post this last night! I thought I had more time! :P I love hops, but often get sidetracked or forget to link up for the week.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve remembered at the tail end of a


Find Fun Educational Toys at ebeanstalk!

I’ve always enjoyed shopping for my nieces and nephews.  I’m proud to say that toys and gifts from Aunt Darcy are often hits and become favorites.  The reason why? I don’t just look for the noisy battery hog toys marketed as all the rage.  I’m usually quite thoughtful about their age, their


Freedom #Giveaway Hop ~ 3 Books (US/CAN) ~ Closed

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over. Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to the Freedom Giveaway Hop hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer and Simply Stacie.  From June 30 at 11pm (Cst) – July 7 at 11:01pm (Cst), we invite


A Better World by ToonUps {Facebook Game Review} #Play4Good

I’ve played a lot of games in my life: board, video, social… they provide entertainment.  It’s why I play! Games provide something to do to pass the time and relax.  I can’t tell you how adamant I was almost two years ago that I wouldn’t play “Facebook Games.”  Then I tried a few.  I


A Quick Look at BRAVE from Disney-Pixar

I got to see the trailer for Brave in 3D at the Cars 2 screening.  I must tell you, I was impressed with how it looked.  At times, both my husband and I forgot it was animated.  The grass looked so life like.  The hair movement was impressive.  It’s a movie I’m


Pumping is Hard Work #breastfeeding

I’n happy to say my daughter has been nursing for 8 months. This has taken work to maintain, but she’s been nearly exclusively fed at the breast this whole time. So what does that have to do with pumping, you ask? Well, it means I don’t pump often so when I take


Going to the Chapel ~ Honeymoon #Giveaway ~ $30 EdenFantasys GC (WW) – Closed

Welcome to the Going to the Chapel Giveaway event hosted by Shopping for Savings.  From June 30 at 12:01am (Est) – July 2 at 11:59pm (Est), we invite you to visit each participating blog where you will find many giveaways to help you enjoy the road to marriage! We decided to offer a


What’d You Win? June Edition With Linky

I like to share each month what I’ve won since I loooove giveaways!  So, I teamed up with Sometimes You Win to host a new monthly feature called “What’d you Win?” Here’s the deal, every last Wednesday of the month we will be posting about all of our awesome wins for that


Win on Wednesday! Low Entry #Giveaway Linky – 6/29

WoW! Win on Wednesday #2 Welcome to the WoW! Win on Wednesday low entry giveaway linky!   WoW is a weekly linkup going live every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am CST and ending the following Tuesday at 11:59pm CST. Formula Mom, Mama on a Green Mission, and Tales From the Nursery are


Wordless Wednesday: No Bib!

Eatin’ squash and making a mess.  She also decided to yank off her bib at the end.  Good thing she was dining topless!


Day Out With Thomas ~ Lots of Fun for Kids and Parents!

On Sunday we all went to a Day Out With Thomas at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brian, Rissa, and I got up a bit earlier than usual for a Sunday, finished packing up and headed over to meet up with my brother-in-law, his wife, and their two boys


Why I’m Not Winning Mom of the Year

Some days I think I’m an awesome mom.  I take care of my little girl – she’s clothed, fed, clean (usually), and has frequent diaper changes.  I breastfeed.  I cloth diaper. While I may do those things, it doesn’t mean I’m perfect.  I’m not even close to perfect. My house.. is a


Featured ~ Take Over Tuesday ~ Facebook Hop

I’m the featured guest co-host for this week’s Take Over Tuesday, which is focusing on Facebook this week! Head on over to the link up at The Thrifty Things!


Weekly Winners (6/20-6/26) Including Blog Bash!

Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner – 223 entries! Congrats to Jessica Edwards!* itti bitti tutto – 970 entries! Congrats to Ashley R!* Chicken Soup for the Soul – 31 entries


Playtex Drop Ins Premium Nursers #Giveaway Closed

Baby girl hasn’t used many bottles and is now refusing to use them even while I’m gone, so I didn’t feel I could provide an adequate review of the Playtex Drop Ins bottle system.  However, after reading more about them and watching a video demo, I think these look like great bottles


Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce that Tales From the Nursery will be part of the Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Shopping for Savings. I figure we are a fit considering the old rhyme: First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage! Okay, so


Brilliance in a Bottle Sweepstakes and Dr. Jana’s Tips for Feeding Newborns

{I wanted to share these tips with you from Dr. Laura Jana and this big sweepstakes on behalf of Playtex.  I was not compensated for this post.  I thought many of you would be interested in this!} DR. LAURA JANA’S EXPERT TIPS FOR FEEDING YOUR NEWBORNNew parents are filled with joy and


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 6/27

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five of our blogs!


Bump to Bump Maternity Consignment Shop Review

I’ve said it before – it’s nice to save money on maternity clothes since they aren’t worn for a long time. Sure, we’re pregnant for nearly ten months (whoever tried to convince the world it’s only nine months is a liar!!), but our bellies don’t expand on day one. Starting to show


Cloth Diaper Deals: Diaper Buddy’s Discount Code #clothdiapers

Today is the last day you can use our special promo code TALES15 to receive 15% off your order at Diaper Buddys!  They offer Bottombumper AIO side snapping cloth diapers, Planet Wise wet/dry bags, Rockin’ Green soap, and cloth wipes! Since I’ll be gone all day today, I wanted to post a