Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!


Baby S just wanted to wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween! 
We hope that you have a spooktacular day!

Head on over to the MBP Facebook Page to share photos of your Halloween costumes this year! What are you or your kids dressing up as this year? Tell us in the comment section!

Have fun tonight!


Personalized Gifts for the Fashionista! Carolina Clover #Review + #Giveaway #MBPHGG16


Thank you to Carolina Clover for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.


When it comes to holiday gifts, a little personalization goes a long way. I am a lover of personalized everything. From door decor to pillows and handbags, if it can be personalized, I love to see my family or my own name on it. Giving personalized gifts is so much fun. It tells the recipient- 'Hey, I didn't just pick this up out of the blue for you- I care about you and had this made for you.' A personalized gift shows that you really put some thought into the gift, and wanted to make it a special keepsake.

Carolina Clover Jewelry and Gifts

Carolina Clover knows a few things about personalized gifts. They offer an array of beautiful monogrammed gifts and more. Located in North Carolina (my home state), at Carolina Clover you have access to celebrity jewelry and top notch gift designers for the purpose of providing you the unparelled opportunity to personalize your life and your gifts at a price that makes custom gifts affordable. Our selection of quality monogrammed jewelry includes the hottest styles of monogrammed necklaces, rings, and earrings. Carolina Clover's jewelry line features custom designs for mommy jewelry, grandma jewelry, little girls jewelry, as well as jewelry featuring sororities.

There are lots of ladies in my family who would love to shop at Carolina Clover. Since we're all fans of personalized accessories, I have been making a little shopping list for Christmas gifts. I love personalized and monogrammed jewelry, so I had a lot of fun looking around CarolinaClover.com. I could have spent hours pouring over products- they have such an amazing selection.


My cute little gift pouch from Carolina Clover.

I fell in love with one particular bracelet from Carolina Clover- the beautiful Horse Bit Engraved Monogram Leather Bracelet. The style just looked so chic, and I knew it would look amazing. I was lucky enough to receive one of these pretties for our Holiday Gift Guide, and let me tell you- it is stunning!


A beautiful choice for a holiday gift (or for any occasion!).

I went with the tan leather cuff. I love the color, and think that's it's the perfect year-round accessory. Fall and summer are also prime times to wear this color. The fact that it's a neutral means that I can wear it with anything I like, and that's always a huge bonus when it comes to jewelry. The bracelet is also available in pink, teal, and black.

The bracelet arrived in a cute little organza drawstring bag, which I love, because it's perfect for gift-giving.


The adjustable cuff is a huge plus- there are three options.

The cuff is adjustable, which is fantastic. I am still working on losing the remaining pesky baby weight that I gained when I was pregnant with Baby S last year. Little by little, the weight is coming off, and I am finding myself back in my old clothes. Being able to adjust the cuff as I lose weight means that I can wear it comfortably at different stages. I love versatility!


So pretty! This beautiful bracelet goes with everything!

The horse bit style charm is just lovely! It's so glossy and really catches your  attention. The engraved charm in the middle is where the monogram was added, and there are two different front options available- block font, or interlocking script. Personally, I love the interlocking script, so that's what I went with. The bracelet is so pretty, and it can really be worn with lots of different styles of clothing. Dress it up by pairing it with a cute tunic or dress. It can also be a casual piece, accenting jeans and a baseball tee or tank top.

I really love cuff bracelets, and love the way this one in particular looks. It's the perfect style for my busy-mom life, and can take me from the kids' play room to rehearsing for worship all in one day. I even love to wear it on date night- it's so chic, and looks great with a dress, denim jacket, and a pair of boots. There's no wrong way to wear this cute bracelet.

Horse Bit Engraved Bracelet

Details

This horse bit style bracelet features your engraved 3 initial monogram and is mounted on a leather cuff.  The leather cuff is adjustable and comes your choice of pink, brown, teal and black leather.  The engraved horse bit style charm is a high polish gold tone charm.  Choose from circle block font or interlocking script font for this monogram bracelet.
$24.00

This isn't the only product that I am loving from Carolina Clover this season. Check out these other items that I would love to give (or receive)...

Image Monogrammed Blanket Scarf
Monogrammed Blanket Scarf


Image Small and Large Mothers Pendant with Child Names
Mothers Pendant


Floral 3 Initial Acrylic Monogram Necklace
Floral Initial Necklace


Image of Canvas and Leather Monogrammed Weekender Tote Bag
Weekender Bag


Hoopla pattern off sets the circle feature. Platter is featured here in green hoopla with navy solid circle in a circle monogram font.
Personalized Platter

If you're looking for beautiful monogrammed gifts this season, be sure to check out Carolina Clover. You'll love their selection, and their prices. Plus- they have a super fast turnaround. I received my bracelet just days after I requested it. I have been so impressed by the friendly service and quality of product from Carolina Clover. I can't wait to finish up my holiday shopping and pick out some more wonderful gifts!

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Carolina Clover to check out all of their beautiful monogrammed gifts! Carolina Clover offers free shipping on orders over $75.00. Connect with Carolina Clover on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Want it? Win it!

One lucky reader will win their own Monogrammed Horse Bit Leather Cuff Bracelet. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. No PO Boxes. Just use the handy entry form below to enter for your chance to win. Mommy's Block Party is not responsible for prize fulfillment. See our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Carolina Clover for allowing me to share about their gorgeous gift options for the holidays, and for offering this wonderful holiday giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!



Green Scene Mom Fall Award Winners #Giveaway



We are very excited to bring you another awesome giveaway and help announce the 2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, hosted by Mommy Scene and celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. Award winning products include natural body products, universal baby gear, essentials for moms, and items for solving problems and making family life with kids easier. Enter to win a fabulous collection of prizes! Open to US entries and ends 11/20/16.

Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Mommy Scene

Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Green Scene Mom Award Prize Collection

Yoro Naturals (2) Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream - 2 oz. jars 

You'll love this natural, creamy balm by YoRo Naturals. It’s incredibly soothing and healing for eczema, diaper rash, chapped skin, bug bites, cuts and scrapes.  Use it anywhere your skin ails you. Gentle and safe for little ones. Soothing and effective for adults too. 

Back Buddy Maternity and Nursing Support Pillow - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Back Buddy Maternity and Nursing Support Pillow - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Back Buddy All-In-One Support Pillow

Back Buddy is an award-winning maternity and feeding support pillow, designed by a Chiropractor and a nursing mother. It alleviates common back pain, provides comfort and support for holding or feeding baby, and encourages proper position for breastfeeding. Made in the USA from high-quality structural foam that is certified to be made without harmful flame retardants, phthalates, CFC's, mercury, lead and other heavy metals. 

Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit - Pear

Bebe Bamboo specially designed zZippy sleepsuit makes change time quick and easy. The 2 way zipper unzips from the bottom for quicker changing without having to expose the chest, and top to bottom to undress your baby as usual. Extremely soft, delicate and smooth, and promotes comfortable and restful sleep.

Andy Pandy Bamboo Disposable Diapers - Green Scene Mom Award Winner
Andy Pandy Bamboo Disposable Diapers - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Andy Pandy Diapers 2 packs of bamboo diapers

These eco-friendly bamboo diapers are made from the highest quality premium materials. Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, making them ideal for babies with sensitive skin. Made from biodegradable bamboo, these diapers are extremely soft and silky to the touch, yet strong and absorbent. Moisture wicking and thermal regulating capabilities keep your baby's skin dry and comfortable in hot or cold temperatures. Natural aloe liner nourishes your baby's skin and a wetness indicator lets you know when baby needs to be changed. Does not contain chlorine, alcohol, perservatives, phthalates, latex, PVC, TBT, or antioxidants. 

Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch - Green Scene Mom Awards

Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch - Green Scene Mom Awards

Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch

Revelae Kids Cozy Baby Sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night, thanks to the fully enclosed baby sleep sack design that resembles the womb and keeps hands and feet tucked inside. One-of-a-kind Cozy Blanket Pouches keep baby cozy from the waist down and are hard to kick off, secured by a soft elastic waistband. The fuzzy polyester material is comforting and can't be pulled up near the face, providing a cozy and safe sleep space. 

Baby Care by e-cloth Chemical-free Cleaning - Green Scene Mom Awards

Baby Care by e-cloth Chemical-free Cleaning - Green Scene Mom Awards

Baby Care by e-cloth chemical-free cleaning
Stroller & Car Seat Cloth
Toy & Nursery Cloth
Table & High Chair Cloth

Baby Care by e-cloth products clean with just water, 100% eliminating the risk of chemical sensitivities, allergic reactions, rashes and asthma attacks associated with the use of chemical additives, fragrances and dyes. Baby Care by e-cloth is the safe cleaning choice for thoughtful moms who want to protect their babies and kids by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals without sacrificing performance. 

Cube Cool Mist Humidifier - Green Scene Mom Awards

Cube Cool Mist Humidifier - Green Scene Mom Awards

Crane Cube Cool Mist Humidifier

Here at Crane, we put "Design for Better Living" into everything that we do. We started with a few designs in 2005 and continue to grow each year working towards solving your indoor needs. Crane products are designed with efficiency, function and style in mind. We love to be creative with colors, designs and we know our products will bring comfort and smiles to your home! 

Active Essentials Natural Baby Products - Green Scene Mom Awards

Active Essentials Natural Baby Products - Green Scene Mom Awards

Active Essentials
Egyptian Calendula & Aloe Baby Body Wash & Shampoo
Egyptian Calendula Calming Baby Bath, Body & Massage Oil
Egyptian Calendula & Comfrey Healing Baby Balm

Active Essentials is a luxury organic skincare company offering safe products for babies, kids and adults that are made using ONLY fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Active Essentials products are free of any harsh chemicals and chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrances, GMOs, parabens, sulfates or phthalates and are cruelty-free, gluten-free, color-safe, vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and naturally non-toxic.

Fresh Wave Laundry Booster - Green Scene Mom Awards

Fresh Wave Laundry Booster - Green Scene Mom Awards

Fresh Wave Works Laundry Booster

Loads of happiness is within reach. Fresh Wave Laundry Booster removes odors using natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients. Give your laundry detergent a boost and remove difficult, set-in odors. Add 2 to 4 capfuls during the wash or rinse cycle. To remove washer odors, wet a soft cloth with Laundry Booster. Wipe the rubber gasket, the door and any other visible seals. 

Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs - Green Scene Mom Awards

Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs - Green Scene Mom Awards

Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths and bibs are the perfect baby essential. They work as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. These cute muslin bibs are soft, breathable, absorbent, and made from natural material that gets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. 

Better Life Natural Cleaning Products - Green Scene Mom Awards

Better Life Natural Cleaning Products - Green Scene Mom Awards

Better Life New Baby Essentials Kit
All-Purpose Cleaner (32oz)
Nursery Cleaner, Lavender & Chamomile (16oz)
Dish Soap (22oz)
Hand and Body Soap (12oz)
Hand and Body Lotion (12oz)
Six-Compartment Cleaning Caddy
(2) General Purpose Microfiber Cloths - green

Safe for bottles, binkies, bibs and even your baby's bum. Better Life was born by two dads who set out to create a line of plant-derived, non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaners that would be the perfect marriage of safety and performance. The result is a line of cleaners that work better and are safe enough for everything in your home and sink. Even baby. The Better Life New Baby Essentials Kit has everything you need to prep for baby and makes clean up a snap after your bundle of joy arrives! 

Pacific baby Natural Bamboo Feeding Apple Plate - Green Scene Mom Awards

Pacific baby Natural Bamboo Feeding Apple Plate - Green Scene Mom Awards

Pacific Baby Natural Bamboo Feeding Apple Plate - cream

Made from natural bamboo, this modern apple plate is completely plastic-free. Strong, durable and safe, Pacific Baby bamboo feeding products are machine washable, top rack.



Enter to Win!

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Nov. 20, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand. Have fun and good luck!



2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Awards

2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Awards - Mommy Scene

ALL 2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners »

Active Essentials Calendula & Aloe Baby Body Wash & Shampoo + Calming Baby Massage Oil + Healing Baby Balm
Andy Pandy Bamboo Disposable Diapers
Back Buddy Support Pillow
Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit
Better Life's Stain and Odor Eliminator
Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs
Crane Personal Cube Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
e-cloth Chemical Free Baby Care Cleaning Cloths + Hand & Face Cleaning Kit
Fresh Wave Laundry Booster
iBaby Air Smart Air Quality Monitor
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream
Pacific Baby Natural Bamboo Plate
Philips AVENT Innovative Baby Products
Revelae Kids Cozy Blanket Pouches + Cozy Sleepers
Yookidoo Intl. Fill & Flow Spout + Submarine Station
Yummi Pouch Cloth Snack Bags

Good luck!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Multiwear Kickstarter Giveaway


Whether you are a SAHM, WAHM, or a 9-to-5er, life is SO BUSY and it’s not always easy to stay organized on the go. We lug around way too many bags creating a bulky, inefficient mess. Priscilla Barton, founder of Multiwear, was that mom, “the bag lady” with many bags that would fall off her shoulders, with things in her arms and hands and two kids to herd around. She had so many bags for different things and could not keep track of what she was carrying and when.

That’s when she decided she had enough! Her bags certainly did not play well together and nothing out there did! So, she set out to design the Division of Labor Dual Tote. The Division of Labor Dual Tote features two highly organized and dedicated bags – one for baby’s effects (Care Tote) and one for you (Command Tote) that can be used separately or attach together magnetically.

The new Kickstarter campaign is taking off and to celebrate, Multiwear is hosting a very special giveaway! 3 winners will be chosen to receive their very own Cardimom® AND if they get funded, each winner will also receive her own Division of Labor Tote – choose either the Care Tote or the Command Tote! How exciting is that?! PLUS, if you win and you backed the Kickstarter project, you will win both totes!

Three lucky winners will be chosen!
Open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18 and older.
Click here to see the Giveaway Rules.
Everyone who enters will receive something special after the giveaway as a thank you.
The giveaway will run through November 6th at 11:59 pm ET.
Entering is easy and can be done via the Rafflecopter BELOW.
REMEMBER….THE MORE POINTS YOU EARN, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE TO WIN!  


Good luck!

Shoplet and Fabrication Enterprises Inc. team up #review #MBPHGG16

Thank you to Shoplet for providing me with product, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.



I love the relationship that I have with Shoplet and get excited every month to see what I get to try out from them.  This month it's two items that I will definitely use on a regular basis.  I received Theraputty Exercise Putty and ColdSpot Point Relief from Fabrication Enterprises Inc.  I have been using the ColdSpot gel on my ankle and I can tell that it helps.  I love the cool, tingly feeling and menthol is one of my favorite smells.  I like that the gel is clear and doesn't feel sticky.  I have found that I need to reapply it often but that's okay. 

 The TheraPutty is awesome for use with my kiddos at school.  I have used it with them once and they loved it.  It is perfect to help them exercise and build strength in their little fingers.  Both of these items are available from Shoplet, along with anything else office, business and school related!


1 lb. container

I love this stuff

Twisting and...

....turning!

Aiden even got into it!

Pain relieving gel

Clear and smells so good!

Want it?  Buy it!

Head over to Shoplet to check out the TheraPutty and ColdSpot Point Relief.  They are also your one stop shop for office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies and office furniture.  You can also connect with Shoplet on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.  

Special thanks to my friends at Shoplet for always providing me with such wonderful products to try out and share with all of you.  It's always such a pleasure to work with you!


Reading Excitement for Every Age with Bluebees Pals #Review + #Giveaway #MBPHGG2016

Thank you to Bluebee Pals for providing me with product, free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.



When fictional Dr. Doolittle sang, “if I could talk to the animals, just imagine it,” the concept of smart devices and Bluetooth technology was a far off dream. Today amazing things can happen with the swipe of a finger that inspires children to focus and thus learn, even at a very young age. A stuffed animal really can talk (technically lip synch) to tots in the form of Leo the Lion, Hudson the Puppy or Riley the Zebra. These three are part of a collection called Bluebee Pals. Prop up a laptop, tablet or smart phone onto their laps and tuck into their plush arms. Then watch the magic begin!


I could absolutely not wait for my little people to open this box! There are 2 things my kids love more than anything... and that is stuffed animals & reading! I always hesitate on buying stuffed animals, cause really, what do they do?!? lol... well this one does A LOT!


See why I was excited for them to receive this?!?



I am SO mad these are blurry!!! but oh my... look at the excitement on Miss MK's face!!!










Riley The Zebra is one of five plushy learning tools that moves its mouth as it talks, sings and reads to a child. The magic is actually a connection to any Bluetooth enabled phone, tablet or laptop from Apple to Android. Each loveable stuffed animal has a mesmerizing feature -- lip synchronization – that allows the pal’s lips to move while singing a downloaded tune or engaging with various learning apps. Even foreign language apps work—in fact, as long as an app has sound, it will work with Bluebee Pals!




He is SO soft and adorable!! I thought he would have a hard middle... to support batteries and what-not... but it is not at all! It is super soft and actually runs off a small lithium rechargeable phone battery. No hard middle for him =) If he was just a regular stuffed animal she would have been happy... but then we synced him up with her iPad... and then she saw what he could really do!

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They have played ABCMouse, NickJr. Games, PBS kids games, Raz kidz & Epic! Reading with it. He instantly syncs with any of it and starts reading away. It is SUPER EASY to sync! Once you sync him, just turn him on and go!



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The absolutely LOVE him! And I do too!!! These educational toys make language and literacy fun. Just in time for Holiday 2016 giving – five precious pals are ready to be adopted! Each interactive plush features an embedded Bluetooth enabled speaker that connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities. The pals can even be used as a hands-free telephone with the built in speaker and microphone! A rechargeable battery with USB micro-charged cable is included. Comes in five animal styles:
















This is an AMAZING tool to create excitement about reading! My kids feet hit the ground this morning and couldn't wait to get Riley out to read more! They spent hours reading books this weekend with him. I am also an instructional aide in a kindergarten classroom, and the kids FLIPPED over Riley at school! I can't include classroom pics on the blog.. but I promise you.. they LOVE him!!! Any of the Bluebee Pals would make an AWESOME teacher gift this holiday season! I plan on using Riley a TON both at home and at school!!! 


WANT IT?!? BUY IT!!!!!

Bluebee Pals are available
ONLINE and
at Target
&

Also follow along on Social Media to keep up with all things  Bluebee Pals on
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WANT IT?!?! WIN IT!!!!!!!

One lucky MBP reader will win their choice of one Bluebees Pal. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older- no PO Boxes. Use the handy form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Bluebee Pals  for allowing us to review and share about their awesome animals this season!