Decorating For The Holidays

Who doesn't love decorating for the holidays? For so many years I would get Christmas decorations as gifts because, seriously, that's all I wanted and I love them so much! This year we are in a new home so it was a chance to change things up. I decided to grab some new décor inside and we were excited to finally have the opportunity to decorate outside!

Decorate For The Holidays

Most of the décor we bought on our own. But I did have the opportunity to work with a few brands this for my Holiday Gift Guide. And I'm very excited to share them with you.

Our Favorite Christmas Movies on Netflix

If you are like me, then you are fortunate enough to not have to drive anywhere on Christmas Day. Forever growing up we had to run around and we never got enjoy the day. So I made the decision for my family that I would change some traditions for them to create our new ones. We wake up early, open presents, I make breakfast, and then we enjoy each other's company all day long with Christmas movies on in the back ground.

Christmas Movies on Netflix
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Here are some movies to help you binge watch your way through Christmas. Also don't forget Netflix Gift Cards make a great gift or stocking stuffer idea!

Great Gift Idea: Fin Fun Cuddle Tails

My daughter just started to swim over the summer. Being a mermaid is her new goal in life. She could live in the water everyday, if it were possible. She loves to pretend to be a mermaid, but what if there was a way for her to BE a mermaid?
Fin Fun Cuddle Tail Review

Fin Fun is the maker of the Monofin and although I think those are SO COOL, my daughter is not quite a skilled enough swimmer for one yet, so I am excited to get the chance to include the Bikini Beach Cuddle Tail Blanket in my Holiday Gift Guide.

Gift Ideas for the My Little Pony Fan

My daughter has LOVED My Little Pony for a few years now and she still does! She has almost everything so it is getting more difficult to find great gifts for her. I thought I would share some ideas that can help you think outside the box of the MLP world. No matter what age, there is something here for the My Little Pony fan in your life!

Holiday Favorites from MAM Baby + Giveaway

MAM has the perfect holiday gift this year for your baby from festive holiday and personalized pacifiers to perfect stocking stuffers and a range of gift sets that include everything parents need to give their baby a healthy start.

Holiday Favorites from MAM Baby + Giveaway

Kaylaa Bags - Stylish Bags for Breastfeeding Moms + Giveaway

If you're a working mom who is breastfeeding and pumping at work, and you struggle with bringing too many bags with you for your pumping needs, and the ugly "briefcases" just don't cut it.

Kaylaa Bags - Stylish Bags for Breastfeeding Moms

Kaylaa Breast Pump Bags are the perfect solution to bring all of your pumping necessities, plus laptop, purse, and everything else you may need, in just ONE single bag, effortlessly. And on top of that, everyone will envy how fashionable you are with your stylish bag, without even knowing it's a pump bag.

Sending Personalized Joy with + Giveaway

My sister-in-law has four daughters. Her youngest was just born in July. Being baby number three born in four years, it can be hard to get personalized, special, and unique gifts that aren't hand-me-downs from your older sisters. I wanted to give each of my nieces something unique this holiday season.

Sending Personalized Joy with + Giveaway offers popular ornaments from around the world, offering you a variety of different options and styles of ornaments. The designs range anywhere from the cute and cuddly to the exquisitely beautiful.

Holiday Outfits from Zubels

It's the time of year when you are running from even to event with your little ones in tow. You want them to look cute, but they want to be comfortable. And who can blame them?

Holiday Outfits from Zubels #HGG2016

Zubels high quality sweaters, knit hats, and dolls are very soft. They have so many designs to choose from that are great for Santa pictures, holiday events, or even gifts to treasure. Their sweaters are very soft and not at all itchy which is a big deal when you want a sweater for a toddler.

Great Gift Idea: Fin Fun Mermaid

My daughter just started to swim over the summer. Being a mermaid is her new goal in life. She could live in the water everyday, if it were possible. She loves to pretend to be a mermaid, but what if there was a way for her to BE a mermaid?

Fin Fun Mermaid

For mermaids who desire an entire wardrobe of stylish, eye-catching tails, Fin Fun offers an amazing selection of high-quality mermaid tail designs inspired by the beauty of the sea and nature. The Fin Fun Mermaidens collection features tails based on the beloved Mermaiden Princess characters, each with a unique personality and story, which can be found on the kid-friendly site. The Limited Edition collection combines fantasy with nature's beauty in spectacular designs that have a shimmery, shiny look and feel.

Give the Gift of Fresh Flowers with BloomsyBox

I love fresh flowers. I love how they can give your space a little something extra. I have been buying flowers pretty regularly since we moved into our new house from our local grocery store, but they haven't lasted at all. I would rather spend a little more to get some flowers that last longer, so in the long run I'm spending less.

Give the Gift of Fresh Flowers with BloomsyBox #HGG2016 is a subscription-based service in which they send monthly flowers fresh from the farms to homes and businesses’. They enable customers to sign up for fresh and unique flowers with convenient delivery (monthly) at really affordable prices. A basic subscription costs $34.99 per bouquet for a monthly delivery. Customers can suspend service when they’re out of town.

Gift Idea for the Jewelry Fan: Lil’ Lockitz Memory Studio by ALEX Brands

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If you are looking for something absolutely adorable to give the budding jewelry maker in your life, ALEX Toys has done it again! My five year old daughter loves jewelry and I think this
Lil’ Lockitz Memory Studio by ALEX Toys not only lets you express yourself as never before to create something truly personal, but it makes a great gift!

Lil’ Lockitz Memory Studio by ALEX Toys

Lil’ Lockitz supplies you with gems, backgrounds and charms of your favorite things to float in a wearable collage that tells a story. Memory Studio is your super deluxe design studio for creating Lockitz.

Decorating for the Season with Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms

At Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms, they know how important it is to have the perfect Christmas tree for your festive celebrations. Hilltop is a family run business delivering fresh aromatic Christmas Trees direct to your door throughout Continental USA and Canada. You choose the date, they harvest your tree and UPS promises to deliver!

Decorating for the Season with Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms

Adam and Natalie Stone established Hilltop Christmas Tree farms more than 20 years ago, producing beautiful, fragrant Fraser and Balsam Fir trees - the two most popular festive firs on the market. Based out of Florenceville-Bristol in New Brunswick, Canada, Adam and Natalie now own several large tree farms in the province and Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms and are the second largest producers in New Brunswick Province.

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.

Give Them the Gift of Choice #HGG2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GiftCardRescue. All opinions are my own.
I am a huge fan of giving (and getting) gift for the holidays. I don't understand the stigma about them because the person gets too choose what they want and I know I am giving them a gift they would actually enjoy! So it's a win, win. But we all like saving a little money, so how do you get discounts on gift cards?
One way is to definitely check out GiftCardRescue! It's now easier to save on gift cards than ever before with They sell discounted gift cards to over 600 merchants at up to 35% OFF. You can buy gift cards from all of the top restaurants and retailers! Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, Lowe's, and so many more!

Snowed In? Enjoy the Holidays with Netflix!

I received complimentary products to share this post. All opinions are my own.
During this time of year what better to do than curl up on the couch with a festive movie? And with Netflix you don't have to leave your house to enjoy these classics. You can just stream from up to any FOUR devices! Also make sure to keep an eye out on the blog for a Netflix sponsored giveaway coming very soon. So snuggle up with a few holiday favorites...

Introducing Banz + FREE Sample! #HGG2014

Created in Australia, BanZ has a complete protection collection of sun safety products for children ages 0-12. I have heard wonderful things about BanZ and am excited to include it in my Holiday Gift Guide. Sunglasses, hats, hearing protection and swimwear are available in multiples styles and sizes as well as sunscreen, swim goggles and more.

#HGG Keeping Your Child's Head Cute & Warm with #Flipeez

I recently received the Flipeez Kitty to review. I was excited about this because I was already planning on buying a new hat for my daughter for Christmas. And I think the Flipeez line makes a GREAT stocking stuffer gift!

Flipeez are the fun, fanciful, animal action-hats that let kids of all ages “flip their lid”! You just squeeze the handle (my daughter has issues sometimes because her hands are so small) and the kitty's tail flips up!
They are available in 4 precocious and colorful styles – the Kitty (featured above), Monster, Monkey, and Puppy – each has its own distinct “action”. Arms open or tails wag with a simple squeeze of the puff-ball in the tassel.

My daughter always gets asked where we bought our hat everywhere we go. Although I have to disclose that I received it as part of a campaign, I tell them that I have seen them sold at Walmart, CVS, Kroger, and Amazon. Retail is around $20. Her cousins all love "Flipping her Lid" everywhere we go. :)

#HGG Flipeez Review

Flipeez boast a super soft inner fleece lining and knit outer hat that allows one-size-fits-all flexibility. I was originally going to give this to my niece because their slogan is "Whether you are 4 or 104, this functional fashion accessory is guaranteed to bring lots of smiles to everyone!" But it fits my daughter's 3 year old head. I have also tried the hat on, so it at least fits an almost 28 year old's head as well! :D

I received the above product to provide this review. I received no additional compensation. All opinions are my own.

Holiday Gift Guide: Mini Micro Scooter Review

I was beyond honored when I was offered the opportunity to review the
Mini Micro Scooter from Kickboard USA.

"The Mini Micro Kickboard is the quality 3-wheel kick scooter with an award-winning Swiss design. Ideal for children ages 3-5, the Mini Micros's 3 wheels, low-to-the-ground deck, and gentle lean-and-steer handle bar all contribute to the stability that makes the Mini perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. The lean-and-steer design is what makes the mini unique and fun. Using their body weight to curve right and left, kids intuitively learn to 'surf the sidewalk', developing balance, coordination and motor skills. The deck of the Mini is large enough for two little feet, so kids can easily switch from pushing with one foot, to just enjoying the glide. Kids love the foot brake positioned at the back of the deck."

The scooter is easy to assemble,

Comes with really cute and easy to read safety instructions,

AND can grow with the needs of your child!

It is light weight and easy to carry around, which is nice since
SweetPea insists her new 'ooter' comes everywhere with us.

In no time Sweet Pea was able to push the scooter with her foot then
Mommy and Daddy would take turns pushing her while she stood with both feet
and held on.

My niece has a scooter that just doesn't compare to the durability and easy maneuvering of Kickboard USA's Mini Micro Scooter. She complains that it isn't fun because all though it has three wheels, it does not have the balance that the Mini Micro does.

SweetPea loves the vibrant color and the soft, comfy handles.

SweetPea enjoying her Mini Scooter

Disclosure: I received a free product from Kickboard USA in order to provide this review, all opinions are my own.