Playing Dress Up with Great Pretenders

My daughter is a huge fan of playing pretend, dressing up, and using her imagination. For the past few years her "dress up wardrobe" has expended. In fact, when we organized the play room, I decided to buy a child's size clothing rack for all of her play clothes. I have worked with Great Pretenders for the past two years on my Holiday Gift Guide. And each when they contact me, I am so excited to see their new quality, products at great prices.

Great Pretenders Dress Up Costumes

The Great Pretenders story is one that starts like many. Once upon a time, there was a mom troubled by the lack fun and imaginative toys for her children. Baffled by this, she set out on her ambitious journey to come up with creative, pretend-play toys that would light up any child's imagination. Fast forward; her endeavors transcended into a vastly successful dress-up and costume business which manufactures award-winning toys – an innovative leader in the pretend-play market for children.

Back to School Style with See Kai Run + Giveaway

We have actually been back in school for more than TWO weeks now here in Georgia. I love See Kai Run. I worked with them earlier this year for some super cute Easter shoes for my kiddos and they sent me a pair recently for my growing little man.

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.


A child’s foot is different than an adult’s foot. Kids’ feet are constantly growing and changing, which is why they study kids’ feet and carefully consider every detail that goes into a shoe. All See Kai Run shoes are proportionally engineered for a child’s foot and designed to promote healthy foot development.

Stylish, Comfy Shoes for Kids {See Kai Run Review & Giveaway}

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Easter has come and gone, but the cute Spring styles are here to stay! We were recently contacted by See Kai Run to review some of their super cute shoes and they were perfect for my kid's Easter outfits.
 
 
 
A child’s foot is different than an adult’s foot. Kids’ feet are constantly growing and changing, which is why they study kids’ feet and carefully consider every detail that goes into a shoe. All See Kai Run shoes are proportionally engineered for a child’s foot and designed to promote healthy foot development.

Getting Ready for Warmer Weather with Zubels

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I love smocked items for little boys and girls. Zubels has a line called Petit Ami. Family owned and operated for almost 50 years, Petit Ami has been creating exquisite children’s clothing. Petit Ami’s in-house designers strive to create innovative as well as classic designs at an affordable price. Their garments feature hand embellishments including pull and drawn work, smocking, pin tucking, feather stitching, shadow embroidery, and appliques. Petit Ami’s delicate lace and fabrics, soft colors, and beautiful hand details combine to make their garments family heirlooms to be treasured for generations.
 

They have so many cute items to choose from. We were sent a Whale Applique Dress and Crab Applique Sunsuit.

LuLaRoe Leggings Giveaway {Winter Wonders Giveaway Hop, Ends 1/16}

Have you checked out my review of LuLaRoe yet?
Wendy was so nice to let me provide another giveaway for all of you! And I know you are going to absolutely LOVE these leggings! They are so soft and comfy. You can dress them up or wear them down, whichever, wherever, whatever you want.



I could wear my LuLaRoe leggings every day. They are #likeButter. They feel absolutely amazing and you will never ant to wear anything else either.

FREE Clothes from Schoola!

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Someone shared this AWESOME deal in my Mommy Facebook Group and now I am sharing this deal with you! Schoola offers quality clothing at up to 70% off retail with 40% of proceeds benefitting schools! And they have some great offers right now where you can get FREE gently used clothes for babies, kids, and teens. They also have clothes for women even maternity. I just scored EIGHT items completely FREE!
 
 
So here's how you score the deal.

LuLaRoe is Simply Comfortable + Giveaway

Nanny to Mommy received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are our own.
 
With my recent weightloss and very needed massive purge of my closet, it was time for some new clothes. I was looking for something stylish, but comfortable that fit my lifestyle. LuLaRoe is just that. I recently had the opportunity to work with an amazing LuLaRoe consultant named Wendy. I let her pick the clothes that she thought would be a great fit for me and, boy, did she deliver! 
 

I have been sharing my #OOTD (outfit of the day) on Instagram and I have noticed that a lot of you have been loving the looks as well. Let me start out with the leggings. They are my favorite piece I was sent. They are so soft and I LOVE the pattern. I was honestly nervous about wearing the leggings being the curvy girl that I am, but paired with Irma - the whole outfit is perfect. Irma is the type of top I'm wearing in the picture below. I even convinced my sister-in-law to jump on the LuLaRoe Leggings wagon.

Encourage Girls' Early Interest in STEM with buddingSTEM

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
 
We tell our girls they can do anything. Be anything. So, why is it so hard to find clothes for young girls who aspire to explore the universe or dig for dinosaurs? Or for girls who just like trains? buddingSTEM offers a complete line of girls' clothes celebrating science, space, dinosaurs, and other things all kids love! 


Join the movement to encourage girls' early interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and exploration. Let's validate our girls’ interests in these subjects from an early age, and celebrate their opportunity to grow up and make a difference in STEM fields where women are underrepresented today.

Brian the Pekingese Pajamas Review {#ApparelForFall Giveaway ends 9/21}

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

Before I had my son, I was able to work with Brian the Pekingese on a pajama review and I am so excited that they have let me review them again because how cute are these to in coordinating pajamas?!
 
 
I loved the concept of how Brian the Pekinese plush was created, here's the story:
"One day, my mom and dad came home from the hospital with a little baby boy. I had never seen a person that small before. And it sure cried a lot. At bedtime, he seemed to like having me in the room next to his crib. He was relaxed, and so was I. That is when my parents got the idea for Brian the Pekingese® pajamas and plush toys.

Zubels Knit Sweaters Review

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.
 
I am so excited for fall. Colder weather, pumpkin lattes, and SWEATERS! I recently was given the opportunity to review a Zubels hand knit sweater for my little man and of course I jumped all over it. 
 
 
Zubels is a great company that I have had the opportunity to review a few different items they make. You can view my past reviews HERE. They make very high quality, hand knit items including hats, sweaters, rattles, dolls, and more. I was excited to receive the opportunity to review one of their sweaters because I have been eyeing to buy one for a while. They have so many cute ones to choose from for boys and girls, but I chose the robot to match his robot hat which we received to review earlier this year. Most of the sweaters have matching hats, but also matching dolls and/or rattles as well.

Enter to WIN a $75 Gymboree Gift Card! Ends 9/4

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Welcome to the Gymboree Back-to-School giveaway!
and sponsored by Gymboree
 
It's back-to-school season and Gymboree is ready to help dress your child to impress! They have cute new girl's collections called: hop'n'roll, Charm Class, Tutu Fun, Happy Harvest, and Everyday Dress up! The new Boys' collections are: hop'n'roll, Hometown Hero, and Happy Harvest.

Enter to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Ends 8/31

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Although I am sad to see summer go, I am ready for fall. My daughter started back to school and we are in full school mode. I am trying to get use to this five day a week school schedule PLUS she has dance on Monday, so we have been busy-busy. But with all things back-to-school, my favorite thing to do is SHOP! And so I have decided to share my great shopping hauls and then at the bottom is a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway for you to grab some deals of your own!
 
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Enter to WIN a $75 Zutano Gift Card! #Off2School Ends 8/17

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
 
Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Off to School We Go!" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for your children to get ready for school! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!

I am excited to be giving away a Zutano Gift Card! Make sure to watch out for the full review soon!
Zutano is one of the most beloved and influential brands in children's fashion and a leader in exciting design innovation, Zutano incorporates brilliant colors and animated prints in its versatile line of young fashions to bring your child's personality to life.
 

No More Sliding with Creeper Crawlers

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

My son is still crawling although he is taking steps here and there. But at my in-laws where there is all hard wood floor he likes to mostly crawl still because he's not only unsure of the surface, I think he feels it's faster to crawl. But if he is wearing anything with pants, he slips and slides everywhere.
 
That's why I am loving this new product from the UK called Easy Grip Crawl Suit from Creeper Crawlers. We recently received one to review and it absolutely fantastic!


But not only can it help when your baby is crawling on hard wood floors or linoleum, but Creeper Crawlers can help your little one get a better grip to actually get in the crawling position. They come in multiple colors, perfect for every baby.
 
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Creeper Crawlers has been included in my Baby Shower Gift Guide and you can enter to WIN one by clicking the image below in our awesome OH Baby! Giveaway Event! Check it out and don't forget to follow Creeper Crawlers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
 

 
I received complimentary products to share this post. All opinions are my own.

Introducing BeliBea the Innovative Nursing Bra

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.
 
 Ever hear of a nursing bra that allows you the convenience to take a conference call, check email and provide your baby with what he or she needs while you’re pumping? With BeliBea bras, now you can have it.

BeliBea is a new innovative maternity bra line designed by mothers for mothers, developed to help women focus on the joy of their new babies by making nursing more comfortable and less stressful. The line combines the best of traditional maternity bras with an improved feminine shape and custom fit for better comfort.

My Little Pre-Walker {pediped Originals Giveaway, Ends 5/2}

Thank you to pediped® for the products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

I have mentioned my son's lack of walking a time or two now. I'm not worried because he keeps improving daily PLUS my daughter didn't full on walk until 14 months and my mother-in-law says my husband didn't until 15 months. I also don't want to rush him because as I've mentioned, he might be our last baby and plus once he is mobile, he will be into EVERYTHING!

 
 
In the mean time, when we go out, he has been sporting the super cute pediped® Originals. pediped® footwear is a smart choice for parents concerned with the long-term development of their children's feet. pediped has been awarded the America Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for creating shoes that promote healthy foot development. pediped® originals are the best shoe on the market for infants and children who are learning to walk.

The Perfect Easter Dress with Petit Pomme

Thank you to Petit Pomme for the products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Do you have any Easter traditions? We like to get together for a lunch with an egg hunt. Of course we dye eggs and the bunny gives them baskets. Each year I also like to get special outfits for the kiddos, last year my mom bought them embroidered shirts with their initials. This year we are going a different route with their outfits and adding a little smocking to the mix.


{Apparel for ALL Giveaway Hop, Ends 2/16}

I received complimentary products to share this giveaway. All opinions are my own.
 

Welcome to the "Apparel for All" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby CupcakesThis hop has a Clothing/Accessories Theme, and each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! 
 
Enter to WIN a HALO SwaddleSure, RV $15 (color of choice) and a Zubels Knit Hat, RV $22 (of choice)!
 
 

Enter to WIN from NursingBraExpress.com during the #MamasNewLook Giveaway Hop! Ends 1/29

Thanks to NursingBraExpress.com for sponsoring the products for this giveaway.



We just rang in 2015 and with a New Year comes the chance to develop a new YOU!
Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Mama’s Got a New Look Giveaway Hop Event. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to give all you special, deserving Mamas a chance at a New Look for the New Year so be sure to hop around to all the blogs participating at the bottom of this post.

 

I am so excited to offer one very lucky Nanny to Mommy reader the opportunity to win a Satin Trim Cotton Sleep Bra by Nursing Bra Express™ and Molded Seamless Washable Nursing Pads by Baby Nip™, total retail value $33.50. This giveaway is sponsored by Nursing Bra Express.

Enter to WIN $40 to Kate Quinn Organics! {#GetWhatYouWanted Giveaway Hop, Ends 1/22}

 
 
Welcome to the Get What You Really Wanted Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.
The Holidays are over and the return lines are long - that's because you might not have got what you really wanted this Holiday season. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer prizes of Gift Cards and Cash to help you get what you really wanted!

I'm excited to be offering up $40 to Kate Quinn Organics!