Some of the best Father’s Day gifts just an eBay search away (plus, you could win $1K!)

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A few years ago, I asked a group of dads what they'd like most for Father's Day. Their answers have always stuck with me. It's not about the things as much as the experience. Read their response. This post and my related tweets are sponsored by eBay. From baseball tickets to hiking gear,  tech gear to hardware, you can find gifts for perfect Father's Day presents on eBay. This year, my husband could probably use a new pair of Reef Fanning flips, a traditional Father's Day Gift … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Disney Mickey & Minnie shower heads help make showers fun

Disney's Mickey & Minnie Shower Heads by Oxygenics

Looking for a creative, useful gift that will last? New this month, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Combination Shower Heads are making a splash in the shower!  This new line of Disney licensed themed shower heads are making showering fun for children, and the water-saving shower heads help adults reap the environmental and budget-friendly benefits. As a mom who has taught 3 kids to shower, it is far more fun to teach your children to shower with fun shower heads ("turn and wave to … [Read more...]

Have a wish? I might make it come true #Giveaway

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Want to make shopping even easier for you and your gifters? My favorite jewelry company (I know. I'm totally biased because I'm a merchandiser) is making it super easy for you to have a wishlist. Simply, find something you love that you want to remember for later? Click the "add to wishlist" button. Here's where it gets cool. I can see your wishlist. So, if you have a holiday or special event coming up, I can share your wishlist as a hint hint and help your special gifter to get you … [Read more...]

Get your Back to Sports season in order


This time of year isn't just Back to School season, it's also Back to Sports season, especially if you're a SportsMom. After a relaxing break, it's a bit of an ice bucket of water over your head to not only organize your back to school life, but to mix that in with a hectic schedule of after school practices, extracurriculars, games and meets. Not only am I running around grabbing last minute spiral notebooks, but I'm just as often grabbing a new pair of cleats or a different color pair … [Read more...]

Enter to win a 32 GB iPad Mini

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It's not everyday that you're offered an iPad Mini, is it? I mean, if it were, my son wouldn't have saved for a year to buy his last week. (And I'm so, so proud of him!) For about 10 months, he's been turning away from the Pokemon cards, Under Armour socks and T-shirts, and XBox games. He ignored the talk, advertising and pressure to buy whatever is hot. He's learned even more about value. This inspired savings wasn't new to him. Two years ago, he saved up for his own iPod. So, last year, … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Enter to win a $100 Regal Cinemas Gift Card


I spent nearly $80 at the movies yesterday. That's right. Eighty dollars. We (the three kids and I) attended the 2:15 showing of Earth to Echo (which we loved) and split 2 meal deals (or whatever they're called) of pizzas and medium drinks (which, even when splitting, no one can finish) and a "small" bottle of water. I still can't get over it. Eighty.   It's pretty rare that I take everyone to the movies (though, with this weather, I'm pretty sure it will happen again, soon) and … [Read more...]

Introducing Chloe + Isabel (and me)

Morningtide stretch bracelet

You all know how I love accessorizing. Give me a dress or an outfit, and I'll come up with all sorts of looks for it. Accessories can dress a style up or down or in between. They can define your mood, or impress upon it. Accessories, really, are an ideal confidence booster. (All of the images are clickable, so please click your favorite and check out the amazing variety of accessories at Chloe + Isabel-- you'll find a mix of elegance, vintage, classic, mod, boho and many other … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Enter here to win a $200 Gift Card

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Didn't win the last giveaway? Here's a chance to win $200 to Amazon just in time for Mother's Day--so you can buy something for you or your wonderful mom--or both!! Entering is simple, just click on the links in the entry form below. (If you're receiving this post via email, click through to so you can enter.) Hosted by A Parenting Production, Colorado Moms, Jendi’s Journal, Julieverse, Lil Kid Things, Tech Savvy Mama, The Centsible Life, Type-A Parent, Untrained … [Read more...]

Spring Fling $150 Amazon giveaway!

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I returned last night after a long weekend in sunny Florida, exhausted and ready to climb into bed. This morning, while driving home from preschool drop-off, I noticed something--the snow is gone. The snow is gone! To celebrate Spring, I teamed up with seven of my favorite blogging friends to co-host a Spring Fling giveaway. We're giving a $150 Amazon gift card to one very lucky winner. All the details to enter are listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. (If you read Julieverse via … [Read more...]

Games your kids will love this holiday season


This snowy week, succeeding a family weekend, gave us time for plenty of games. In addition to Monopoly, here are some of our family game highlights this season, provided as samples: World of Disney Eye Found it! Game Product Description: Join Mickey Mouse and friends on an exciting race through twelve exquisitely illustrated Disney worlds including Cinderella, Phineas and Ferb, Monsters, Inc. , and more. Along the way, everyone finds iconic Disney objects…and gets a chance to say, “I … [Read more...]