April 11, 2014

#SpringPolishSwap

I have been under the weather for the past few weeks and I am just getting back into blogging...I couldnt miss the chance to talk about the #SpringPolishSwap that I participated in this month with a few other bloggers...

I always love swapping gifts, because I usually get something that I missed in the store! I immediately fell in love with these two colors!!! 

My partner was Allison from It's My Life...this is what she gave me...


I received an OPI Nail Lacquer in Strawberry Margarita and Wet N Wild Mega Rocks in Waiting On My Solo...

I tried out both colors on my nails but I didn't do a formal manicure so I don't have any pictures! I planned to but once I got sick everything went out the window, I tried out the glitter on my thumb nail and it stayed on all week until I built up strength to take it off because I didnt polish the other nails! Once I get the chance to polish my nails I will post a pic on my Instagram...

THANKS SO MUCH ALLISON...I LOVE MY POLISHES!!!! 

March 31, 2014

{Product Review} Marco's Pizza


I had the opportunity to try Marco's New Grilled Chicken Florentine Pizza and Marco's Cheese Pizza with Spinach!   

Grilled Chicken Florentine Pizza; grilled chicken, parmesan garlic sauce, four cheeses, fresh spinach and sliced tomatoes, with chopped red onions.  

Marco's Cheese Pizza; blend of three cheeses and topped with spinach (can be made with White Sauce or Red Sauce) I wasnt aware of this option when I ordered so the restaurant I ordered from selected red sauce...it was really good! 

I love both the Grilled Chicken Florentine and Cheese Pizza with Spinach....I must admit that that cheese and spinach was my favorite and I am going to add that to the flavors that I order on a regular basis. 

It has been a while since I had Marco's Pizza so I am not only glad I had the chance to taste the new flavors they have added but I was also reminded me of how good their pizza is!!!! 

Along with the Pizza Coupons we received...we also received some promotional items 
Travel coffee mug
Marco's Pizza hat
Marcio's Pizza balloons, pencils and beach ball
Marco's Pizza Chip Clip Magnet

I recruited my niece as a model...
she and Emma had a blast with the Balloons and Beach Ball! 


Next time you order Pizza...you should check out Marco's Pizza!!! 

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Niche Parent Network & Conference and Marco’s Pizza. All opinions are my own. 

March 26, 2014

{Product Review} Mini Jambox by Jawbone

I know I have said many times how much I LOVE electronics, well I am now a part of Verizon Midwest Bloggers...so I will be talking more techie/electronic products on the blog...


One of the first items I received to review is the MINI Jambox by Jawbone. 

Let me start off by saying how AWESOME this speaker is!!! 
The sound is GREAT!!!

I received the red speaker to review but it comes in 9 different colors. I have already checked it out at a few electronic retailers to buy one to have permanently! My family and I love this speaker!! 

The wireless speaker is small enough to fit in your pocket (literally)! It has a 10-hour battery life and wireless sound with Bluetooth 4.0 There is even an option to take calls through the speakerphone. The settings of your Mini Jambox can be personalized through the Jawbone app. The app was also easy to navigate! 

Overall, if you are looking for a wireless speaker I would highly recommend the MINI Jambox! Since receiving the Jambox I have been on two quick road-trips and its small enough to fit in ANY bag...came in handy when the hotel didn't have anything on TV. We turned on music and the sound was GREAT!!! 


**I received no compensation for this post, only a product for review**
All opinions are 100% my own.

March 25, 2014

{Diary of a Cleft Mom} Sippy Cups


I often talk about Emma and the things we deal as Cleft Parents...so I thought I would start a series called "Diary of A Cleft Mom..." and each time I use this title I will discuss a new topic!

Today's topic is Sippy Cups!

A parent of a non-cleft child probably determines a time that they are ready to switch from bottle to cup. At that point they pick a cup based on a referral from a pediatrician or even another parent. Then they make the transition...

Well the process for Cleft Parents is very similar, however, we have a few other things to consider. Depending on type of Cleft, one of the most important things we have to consider is if the cup has a removable valve; meaning the cleft child can probably drink from the cup but if they sucking ability isn't strong they need a cup that is going to pour into the child's mouth versus a cup (and with that comes a BIG mess...usually because they understand pouring the liquid in their mouth but they don't understand that if you pour it on your clothes; its still going to pour out).  Which usually means that you have to try multiple cups before finding the perfect one...

The cup (below) is the cup we transitioned to after the Bottle...The Nuby Sports Sipper
Recently we would catch Emma chewing on the spout...and sticking her finger down the spout so we knew it was time to change cups!

So I took to the Cleft Moms Group I am in on Facebook to see what other moms are using, and I was sent private messages of cups, and the group sent all kinds of cups. There were a few that a all the moms swore by so I tried those first (remember no clefts are alike...so what works for your child may not work for another child)...


So here we are after about $40-$50 dollars in Sippy Cups (you know most of these cups come in packs of 2 and they are usually priced from $6 to $8 per set) and Im not even sure if this is all the cups we tried! 

We have found a winner in the Nuby Easy Gripper. It's actually a cup for smaller kids, but its currently working for us! So we will go with it until I feel she is ready for the next stage! I will still work with the green cup at the bottom because once she has surgery in a few months...she will probably have to drink from a regular cup. 

Our transition to this cup was a little hard but I think we have finally transitioned 100%! We started by having her drinking out of the new cup throughout the day and only drinking out of the Sports Sipper at night 

What Sippy Cups have you used? Was it hard to make the transition?? 

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