Flu Shots? Yes or No?

FluShots_MinuteClinic

While this post is sponsored by CVS MinuteClinic; all opinions are my own. Let's debate (peacefully please) flu shots!  Do you get them for yourself?  Do your kids get them? Why or why not?   I asked this question earlier in the month on Facebook and received a wide range of replies.  Many of you swear by the flu shot and get them every year for your entire family; while others are anti-vaccinations and never get the flu shot.  I can respect both sides of this debate. Post by The Eco Chic.   Fact: This is the first year that I can ever remember getting the flu shot myself. Fact: My children almost always receive the flu shot; although we haven't made it in to the doctors for them yet this year. Fact: My husband almost always gets the flu shot at work. Why did I decide to get a flu shot this year, but never have in the past?  I'm sure as a child and young adult that there were years when I probably received it; I just don't remember.  The last time I ... [ Read More ]

MommyCon Newport Beach – November 1st – Giveaway

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It's time for another exciting MommyCon weekend.  This week they will be in Newport Beach, California celebrating with a Halloween flare!  If you're in the area and are pregnant, have babies, or even toddlers....you should consider going to MommyCon. MommyCon is a full day of workshops to help parents learn some valuable tips to help make parenting a little bit easier, and much more fun.  During the day you can attend workshop sessions on cloth diapering, breastfeeding, sleep consultations, babywearing, car seat safety and more.  Dr Alan Green will be there to help you navigate your way through the tricky toddler years when your child may not want to eat what you are eating.  Jamie (The Baby Guy NYC) will help you find the right baby gear during; Don't Buy Things That Suck and will be in charge of some of the giveaways at the end. Did I mention the giveaways?? With your general admission ticket (only $40) you'll be entered to win giveaways (valued at over $10,000 total) and ... [ Read More ]

Confessions of a Chocoholic

Confessions of a Chocoholic

There's really no use in hiding my secret any longer, I'm a chocoholic!  Ok, so I guess if you follow me on social media then it's really no big secret that I have a love affair with chocolate.  My #chocolateaday hashtag on Instagram may have given that away! For the most part, my addiction to chocolate is very mild.  I have my limits and I am good at moderating my chocolate intake.  My husband actually laughs at me because I can make a full size Godiva bar last for 2 weeks by only eating one square a night.  It's just enough of an indulgence to cure my craving. I prefer dark chocolate because the rest of the family won't touch it.  I can keep it in the house longer that way. I really only eat chocolate at night, but if I'm having a rough day I'll sneak a piece during the day. My mother was a chocoholic before me, I blame it all on her!  She's still a chocoholic and I have to hide my "good stuff" when she comes for a visit.  Shhhh.....she reads my blog! I like my ... [ Read More ]

Giveaway – New Thirsties OS AIO + Rumparooz Sherbert

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Did you see what was released today?  Thirsties released their new One Size AIO and Rumparooz released their new Sherbert color.  Both of these brands are based in Colorado and run by amazing families. Would you like to win one of each? I'm giving away one pair of these new diapers to a lucky winner!!  All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below. Short cuts:  As part of the Rafflecopter entries you'll need to comment on one of the release posts for either the Rumparooz Sherbert or the Thirsties New OS AIO.  <---click the names to get to those posts! This giveaway is sponsored by Rumparooz & Thirsties and each diaper will be shipped to the winner from them. Giveaway is open to residents in the US over the age of 18 yrs. Ends Oct. 30th at 12:00am ET.  Winner will be announced here!  Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway ... [ Read More ]

New from Rumparooz Cloth Diapers – Sherbert!

Rumparooz Sherbert

There's quite a few fun things releasing in the cloth diaper industry this week!  Another one of my absolute favorite brands is Rumparooz.  They are coincidentally, also from Colorado!  They revealed some fun new prints and this gorgeous pink color at the ABC Kids Expo last month.  You can FINALLY purchase Sherbert today at your favorite cloth diaper retailers. Sherbert is a beautiful bright pink that is perfect for your little princess; but even a prince would wear this vivid color!  Real mean wear pink, right!! Why do I love Rumparooz? The owners, Julie & Chad, are hilarious in person.  They have an amazing sense of humor and Julie scares me daily with pictures of spiders (I'll spare you the details).  Julie started the company in her home when her own infant was having reactions from disposables.  Julie's mom taught her how to sew at a young age so she decided to sew diapers for her child.  That is how the Rumparooz family of diapers were born.  Where would we be today ... [ Read More ]

NEW from Thirsties – One Size All In One Cloth Diaper

Thirsties One Size AIO

They've done it again! The wonderful team at Thirsties in Colorado has just released their new one-size all-in-one diaper!  One size to fit all your babies; infants and toddlers.  All-in-One so it's super easy to put on, with no extra pieces to stuff or add.  They go on just like a disposable, without all the waste. Just the facts: Fits 8-40lbs 4 layers of absorbent microterry Lined with super stay-dry microsuede Available in snaps or hook&loop closure Available in a rainbow of colors and prints More absorbent than the Duo AIO Dries faster than the Duo AIO Machine washable Made in the USA Available now at Kelly's Closet! If you've never tried the Thirsties brand, today is the day you should add one to your stash.  The company is one of the most reliable and respectable companies in the cloth diaper industry. Learn more about the company by watching their video below. To watch it directly on YouTube: Thirsties Modern Cloth Diapers  To learn ... [ Read More ]

New @ California Pizza Kitchen Tampa #NewCPK #TBBloggers #Ad

#NewCPK #TBBloggers

I have found an amazing group of Tampa area bloggers and was fortunate enough to be invited to an event with California Pizza Kitchen.  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen me sharing pictures during the day of our event.  California Pizza Kitchen in Tampa (International Mall) treated us like royalty and let us taste some of their favorite appetizers, cocktails, main plates, and desserts.  They also treated us with gift certificates to bring our families back to try out their new menu items.  I want to thank Denise with Tampa Bay Bloggers (and RunDMT blog) for organizing the details of the event with California Pizza Kitchen; I don't think I've laughed this hard in a long time. ...and my stomach still hasn't recovered! I ate so much food that day, I think I left 5 lbs heavier. This group photo of all of us (minus Marisa who had to leave early) is one of my favorite photos from the day.  Take a look at the wall behind us which is made from recovered wine ... [ Read More ]

DIY Izzy Costume – Disney’s Jake & Never Land Pirates

Izzy Costume Disney Jr

  It's super quick and easy, I promise!! All you need is 10 minutes and a few items you may already have in your closet (err....your child may have in their closet).  To learn how to make this No-Sew Izzy costume (<---click for directions) from Jake & the Never Land Pirates, click over to Tampa Bay Moms Blog where I post easy to follow directions. While you're there, don't forget to register for the bump, baby & beyond event going on this Wednesday night in Tampa.  I'll be there hosting the Cloth Diaper Discovery Tampa for Kelly's Closet. You can read more about that here: Tampa's Premiere Baby Event To register: Bump Tickets on Eventbrite ... [ Read More ]

50 Questions Answered – Vlog Style

A blogger friend of mine (Jen from Me, Myself and Jen) tagged me to answer 50 questions about myself, so I decided to answer them in a vlog!  I hope you don't get too annoyed with the prancing pug who's making clicking noises as he walks around the living room.  I really need to get him some puppy socks! If you want to watch this video directly on YouTube: http://youtu.be/gAzvacx58nk After filming this I realized that I'm pretty boring and don't have a lot of "favorites!"  I also don't remember too many things. What questions do you still have for me?  Anything you'd like me to answer?  Just ask in the comments. I'm also tagging Jenny, Kim, and Maria to answer 50 things about themselves!  Can't wait to hear your responses. ... [ Read More ]

Zevia – A Better Soda? #momsmeet

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda

  Are you a soda drinker? Do you let your kids drink soda?  What I'm about to tell you may shock you, but I hope you'll still love me at the end of the day. I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meets blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinions on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. I don't drink a ton of soda, but I do enjoy a nice bubbly glass (bottle, can) of soda about 1-2 times a week.  I usually reserve my soda intake for when we go out to eat.  We usually have a bottle of soda in the house for mixed drinks (Coke, rum, and a splash of lime....enough said).  We limit the soda intake in our kids but we don't restrict soda completely; again they don't get it at home and usually only ask for it when at a restaurant.  I applaud parents who can be strict about ... [ Read More ]