Celebrate Special Moments with Hallmark & Dollar Tree

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Have you ever been to the Dollar Tree? If not, you are missing out! The Dollar Tree is this magical place where everything, is only $1! It’s a place where you can discover new treasures, have fun shopping, and find what you need at an affordable price. My kids LOVE going to the Dollar Tree because they know that they can pick out any toy of their choice, because everything is only $1, (as far as limiting how many items they get is another story lol!) Mommy loves shopping there too but I do tend to go overboard, especially around the holidays! During the holidays it’s so fun to find what cute stuff I can decorate with.

The Dollar Tree carries a variety of products including many trusted brands at extreme values. Some of the products you’ll find at Dollar Tree include housewares, glassware, dinnerware, cleaning supplies, candy, snacks, food, health and beauty, toys, gifts, gift bags and wrap, party supplies, stationery, craft supplies, teaching supplies, books, seasonal décor, and more! Everything you need for every day, every holiday, every occasion… and every single item is only $1 (or less)!

Not only do I love going to the Dollar Tree for Holiday Decor, but I also love to go when I am preparing for a party. There is a variety of party decor, tissue paper, gift bags, balloons, candles, and cards available. The Dollar Tree is always my first stop for all my party needs. Planning a party adds up and us Moms need to save when we can.

Since I was already a fan of the Dollar Tree, I was so excited to become an affiliate for their amazing company. I was even more excited to be able to share some BIG news with you! As of Aug. 30, Hallmark is bringing HUNDREDS of new cards to the Dollar Tree! This is a big deal for me, as I already love to get all my cards from the Dollar Tree. So I was anxious to see what samples were coming my way. I was sent two of the main types of cards that will be hitting stores Aug. 30th, Hallmark Expressions & Hallmark Heartline.

Both sets of cards had a variety of prints for every occasion. Birthday cards, Thank You cards, Baby Shower cards, and Sympathy cards, are just some of the many new cards available. All of the cards came in bold, colorful prints and designs. There is really something for everyone in this new collection from Hallmark!

There are over 6,500 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and on August 30th every store will carry Expressions from Hallmark, $1 each and Heartline a Hallmark company, 2 for $1. With hundreds of new greeting cards to choose from, you can celebrate every moment with your friends and family without breaking the bank!

Whether it’s a Birthday for Dad, a Graduation for your son, or a Retirement party for your co-worker, the Dollar Tree & Hallmark has got you covered with the quality you love and prices you can’t beat.

So make sure you head to your local Dollar Tree as of Aug.30th, to check out the new cards and any other goodies you find along the way.

Don’t forget you can always shop online at the link below!

Affiliate Link >>>>>> Everything Is Just $1 At DollarTree.com!

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Little Nut Peanut Butter for Baby & Toddler.

Received free to review, but all opinions are my own.

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Did you know that the new guidelines from The American Association of Pediatrics recommend introducing peanut-containing foods to babies around 6 months of age to prevent a peanut allergy from developing? Peanuts and Peanut Butter can be choking hazards so giving a pureed version is best. Luckily, Little Nut World has made a peanut butter made especially for babies to safely introduce peanut butter – Little Nut, Peanut Banana Nut Butter.

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The Little Nut Peanut Banana Nut Butter is made with a nutritious blend of peanuts, banana, and coconut. It also has 3g of protein, no added sugar, non-GMO, and nothing artificial so you can feed it to your kids worry free! It melts in the mouth making it easy and safe for babies and toddlers to enjoy.

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Little Nut also gives back! 100% of proceeds help Edesia end malnutrition worldwide. Edesia’s mission is to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Little Nut Peanut Butter comes in 16 convenient squeeze packs that are mess-free and great for on-the-go. They are perfect for the diaper bag while out with the kids. I know my kids are constantly wanting a snack when we’re out and about, so having some healthy snacks packed are essential. The convenient squeeze packs are also great for lunch boxes for school and snacks at home.

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What’s great is the Little Nut Peanut Butter can be enjoyed by kids of all ages! My toddler and my older daughter both enjoyed eating it on some toasted bread for a healthy snack. I love that I can give to them knowing it is both healthy and delicious.

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Easy on-the-go snack, Great Introduction to Peanut Butter, Yummy Protein, Healthy Ingredients, and Picky-Eater approved! I highly recommend Little Nut Peanut Butter to every parent of little ones. Make sure you head to Amazon to order yours today!

Amazon – Little Nut, Peanut Banana Nut Butter, Baby and Toddler Snack, 16 Squeeze Packs

Head to https://www.littlenutworld.com/ to find out more!

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Exploring with our Milo & Gabby Backpack

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I am happy to announce I am the newest brand ambassador for Joli Moli! Joli Moli offers fun products for babies, toddlers, and kids! They also carry Milo and Gabby products including the Animal Backpacks. I ordered the Lola Bunny Animal Backpack for my toddler and it is seriously the cutest! It has realistic 3D features that my daughter loves to play with and snuggle.

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As soon as my toddler saw it she fell in love with it! We packed it with some of her favorite toys to go exploring at one of our local parks.

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We had so much fun exploring the park with our new Milo and Gabby Toddler Backpack. It fit my toddler perfectly and even included a detachable safety strap. It also has 3-D air mesh padded adjustable shoulder straps and backing that provides breathable cushion and comfort.

It was very easy to open and close to access all her toys and even included an inside pocket to hold extra books. I love that the backpack is also insulated, so next time we can pack some snacks and drinks and have a little picnic. When she starts school she could even use it as a lunchbox and I can write her name on the outside name label. There are so many ways to use it for on-the-go. The fact that its water resistant makes it very durable and will make it easy to spot clean as needed.

If you are a Mom of a toddler and are in search of the perfect backpack, this is it! Whether it’s for home, school, the library or the park this lil backpack will carry it all. My toddler has been bringing her new backpack everywhere and we have used it for toys, snacks, drinks, books and more. She couldn’t be happier and we look forward to more adventures with our Lola Bunny Toddler Backpack.

Check out the video below to see our fun at the park! Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags

Received free to review from Itzy Ritzy, but all opinions are my own.

I am so excited to share with you a collaboration with one of my favorite companies, Itzy Ritzy! They have given me the opportunity to review their fabulous “Snack Happens Reusable Snack and Everything Bags.” I received the XOXO and Donut Shop Snack & Everything Bags along with the Donut Shop Snack Happens Minis.

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First off I have to say my order came in the most gorgeous packaging. The tissue paper, message cards, and the pom-poms were such a nice surprise.

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I absolutely love that these bags come in such cute prints! The Reusable Snack and Everything Bags in XOXO and Donut Shop are just a few of the prints available. You can find more snack bags in a variety of prints at Itzy Ritzy.

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The Large Snack and Everything Bags are 7-inches by 7-inches. The 2-pack of mini snack bags are 7 inches by 3.5 inches. They are made with a 100% cotton fabric exterior with a food safe, FDA approved, BPA-free lining. The Snack Happens bags are also lead-free, phthalate free, PVC free and CPSIA certified. That way you can use them worry-free. They are also made with a thick water-resistant lining and a zipper top closure to keep everything inside without any mess.

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I was so happy to find that these fun bags would be easy to clean. Shake out any crumbs, then hand wash or machine wash cold as needed then air dry. How easy is that?

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Not only are the Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags super cute in all their fun prints, but they are also eco-friendly! They are made of high quality and durable materials that will last. A much greener alternative to the many plastic bags being thrown away on a daily basis.

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With three kids, having a diaper bag full of snacks is a necessity. All of my kids are hungry all of the time. So I pack up all of my snack bags with as much food as possible. Makes a day of running errands with the kids much more bearable. I love that everything I pack stays fresh and is so easy for my kids to access. The zippers are smooth and quiet so my kids can snack quietly without all the rustling of plastic and wrappers.  Whether it’s the diaper bag, a packed lunch, or mom’s purse there are so many ways to use them. As great as these bags are for snacks, they can be used to hold so much more!

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So how many ways can you use these cute, fun, and practical snack bags?

  • Snacks, fresh fruit, vegetables, lunch bags, school lunches, field trips.
  • Travel, plane trips, road trips, toiletries, medicine.
  • iPods, earbuds, cell phones, cameras.
  • Make-up, jewelry, purse organizer, gift bags.
  • Hiking, camping & beach gear, mini first aid kits, EpiPen, pet supplies, keys, gym cards.
  • Crayons, art supplies, small toys, birthday party or play date favors, back-to-school.

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These are just some of the many ways to use the Itzy Ritzy Snack and Everything Bags.  Make sure you head to Itzy Ritzy to pick out your own!

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Ju-Ju-Be for Christmas

The light’s have been taken down and the tree has been put away. The holidays are officially over! It’s bittersweet, I will miss the glow of the Christmas lights and driving around showing my kids all the beautiful decorations. The whole season is full of joy and excitement. We enjoyed so many festivities with the kids. We traveled all over town to bring them to all the Christmas events. There were also many quiet nights at home, watching our favorite Christmas movies while sipping hot cocoa. The other part of me is ready to get back to life and is counting down the days until my older two go back to school. Either way, we had a wonderful Christmas and was so grateful to be able to spend it together as a family.

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Watching the excitement in my children’s eyes on Christmas morning is probably the best part of being a mom. Their list was short and simple. My daughter said just being with her family is the only gift she really needed. How sweet is that?

One thing she has been wanting for a while was a Ju-Ju-Be Itty Bitty Be and one of the new OOAKPL Silver Keychains. So when Ju-Ju-Be had a huge sale Black Friday weekend, I made sure I got my girls (and me) lots of goodies.

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My older daughter was SO EXCITED to find her very own Itty Bitty Be in Super Toki under the tree. It’s a tiny Be Classy that includes a mini changing pad and a messenger strap to wear cross body. She loves that I also included her very own OOAKPL Silver Star Keychain! I told her it made her an official pink lady and that made her day. Her reaction was priceless!

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The Super Toki Itty Bitty Be is a vibrant print with Tokidoki superheroes. The inside has the Sweet Victory print with a bright red, blue and yellow. This print is perfect for my daughter.

She loves wearing it crossbody and takes it everywhere we go. She either carries her wallet with spending money or fills it with shopkins, hatchimals, or other little tiny toys. It’s just the right size for my little pink lady in training.

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The Itty Bitty Be is really just the cutest thing ever. It is perfect for all the little pink ladies out there. It comes in so many different prints too. My daughter was thrilled to own her very own Ju-Ju-Be bag, just like Mommy.

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Mommy got her first Be Classy from Santa in the Dandy Lines print! Up until now I have only used quicks, lights, and set pieces. This is my first structured bag and what a game changer! I love how it can be used as a purse and a diaper bag.

A more in-depth look at the Be Classy is coming to my blog soon!

 

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Left – Tokidoki Tokipops Paci Pod, Right – Tokidoki Unikiki 2.0 Paci Pod

 

Both of my girls love to use the Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods. My older daughter clips hers on her bags to store her little toys. She was given the Tokidoki – Tokipops Paci Pod and was so happy! My younger daughter occasionally uses a pacifier, so I will actually be using her Unikki 2.0 Paci Pod for her pacifier. She likes to carry it around like a wristlet or I use it clipped on my bags. I scored both of these Paci Pods for a really great deal as well during Black Friday weekend. The retailer I ordered from also threw in a Tokidoki x Bebe Au Lait tote as a GWP, which I was so excited about!

The Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods have two elastic bands inside that can hold a variety of items but are primarily used for holding two pacifiers one on each side. They have Teflon fabric protection to help repel stains and Agion treatment to protect the liner from bacteria.

Not only are Paci Pods a cute way to accessorize your bags, but there are so many uses for them besides holding pacifiers.

  • Cough Drops
  • Phone Charger
  • Earphones
  • iPod Shuffle
  • Chapstick
  • Toys
  • Car Keys
  • Eos Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Jewelry

These are just some uses for the Ju-Ju-Be Paci Pods. They come in a variety of prints, making it fun to collect and to dress up your bags.

 

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Left – Be Tagged in Rad Hearts, Right – Lanyard in Happy Hearts.

 

All of these fun Ju-Ju-Be accessories made for great stocking stuffers. The Ju-Ju-Be Be Tagged is a great bag tag that perfectly fits a business card or a cute picture.

Other uses include:

  • Work Badge
  • Library Cards
  • Theme Park Passes
  • Luggage Tag
  • Pool Cards
  • Debit & Reward Cards
  • Gym Pass
  • ID Cards
  • Emergency Info
  • Labeling your child’s Backpack or Lunch Bag

You can also remove the fabric cord and attach a metal chain or key link. You could then attach it to a necklace or a keyring.

The Ju-Ju-Be Happy Hearts Lanyard is the cutest lanyard in my favorite print! Rad Hearts and Happy Hearts was an exclusive pink lady collaboration with Rad & Happy. It was a very limited print but the lanyards are still available online at Ju-Ju-Be. Lanyards can be used for work badges, Id’s, and passes. I attach mine to my keys so I can easily find them.

So overall my family and I had a wonderful Christmas. Not only was it was filled with my favorite Ju-Ju-Be, the best part of it all was sharing the holiday with my family. We are so grateful that we could be together for the holidays. My husband goes on call once a month and sometimes it falls on a holiday which is a major bummer. He works so hard for his family so I can stay home with our three kids. Every moment I can spend with my husband and kids is a true blessing.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoys 2018!

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