DEXTON is on Totsy!

Looking for some amazing holiday gifts?

Look no further…

Dexton is a leading manufacturer of upscale, top quality specialty toys in today’s market. Dexton’s mission is to deliver innovative play environments and inspire imaginative play with playhouses, teepees and riding toys for children. Dexton takes pride in providing unique and safe products that the entire family can enjoy.


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Haircut time!

My sons were beginning to get that “shaggy” look. So much so, that when we were in the market this past weekend, a woman said to me, “Oh… look at their hair. It’s so shaggy.” Yup, that was the red flag I needed to get my sons to the nearest Snip-its! My sons aren’t lovers of getting their haircut. Usually my husband or sister-in-law do the deed… but I knew it was time for a professional job! I promised the boys a good time… and thankfully, Snip-its delivered!

Thank you, Christine for being so utterly amazing and so sweet with my sons!

Halloween Costumes at ThredUP

If you’re looking for a way to Green your Halloween – look no further…

Moms… you will LOVE THIS!!

thredUP has extended their eco-friendly swapping platform to kids Halloween costumes. Children outgrow clothes every 3-6 months – needless to say, kids’ costly costumes are worn only once and typically tossed the following year. This fall, recycle your kids’ outgrown costumes and get ones that fit in return!

thredUP’s Halloween Costume Swap works like the regular service!

    • Build and list a box containing an outgrown Halloween Costume – be sure to flag it as a “Specialty Halloween Box”

 

  • When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (thredUP sends you empty flat rate boxes at registration & even schedules home pick-up!)

 

 

  • To find a costume for your child, browse boxes of kids clothes flagged as “Halloween Boxes” – pick one you’d like to receive. Pay only $5 + shipping & the box is sent right to your doorstep.

 

 

*thredUP’s Costume Swap will run throughout the month of October.

Moody Mamas at Totsy

After having 4 boys… I can dish on maternity wear from here to eternity!

I love, love, love finding some fabulous, fashionable maternity wear that makes a woman feel comfortable, stylish and beautiful.

Moody Mamas is a luxury maternity brand that provides chic clothing for the expectant mom. Loved by celebrities and everyday moms alike, Moody Mamas has revamped the maternity fashion world. Moody Mamas is the maternity brand of the new generation of moms and is determined to “take the frump out of the bump” and restore style and confidence for all moms pregnant and post-partum!



Interview with Tiffany Noth, Founder of Bloggy Moms


Bloggy Moms is a phenomenal destination for moms online. I am a HUGE fan! I recently had the opportunity to ask Tiffany Noth, founder of Bloggy Moms, some questions about her amazing site.

Tell me a little about yourself…
I am a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of two {and wife} who has always had a love affair with the online world. I am a home-educator and we live in Liberty, Indiana….. a very small town.

1. When did you start blogging?

I’ve been “blogging” and “logging” my life ever since my parents gave me my first computer in 1996. I was immediately drawn to the connections I could make through early social networks and instant messaging such as mIRC and ICQ.

I don’t believe the term “blog” was even around when I first began creating websites {through outlets such as angelfire} and logging my thoughts and activities. I’m sure no one from my high school is at all surprised I’m still sitting in front of a computer.

As I entered new stages of life: college, marriage, parenthood… my websites/blogs changed a long with the new era…

Now being a mother, I can’t imagine I’ll ever be in any other niche besides mommy blogging.

2. What made you start blogging?

I didn’t realize I was “blogging” when I began my infatuation with the computer and the online world. I had something to say and what better platform to say it than to the entire world through a website. I actually have so much to say that i have a notebook dedicated to the posts I have not yet had time to write!

3. Why was it important for you to create Bloggy Moms?

Bloggy Moms came about in an effort to support and provide resources for mommy bloggers {especially those new to the world of blogging or looking to branch out}.

I want to provide information and help to those who maybe don’t know how to connect with other moms online or don’t understand what terms such as “meme” mean.

I get a little sad when I find a fantastic mom blog and realize it hasn’t been updated in months or even years. Most of all I want to reach out to mommy bloggers and to provide community, help moms connect and not see each other as rivals in the blog world.

4. What do you want other blogging moms to walk away with from your site?

I want them to find the resources they were looking to find as well as information they didn’t even know existed. I want them to find community and make connections with other mommy bloggers.
5. What’s been the best thing you’ve discovered about blogging?

“I’m not alone” is the best thing I have found about blogging. I had stepped away from it for nearly a year when my daughter was first born… I was so busy, I thought it best to walk away. One of the best things I have done for myself and my family has been to return to blogging. It is a stress release, it’s a connection to other moms who are going through or have gone through what I’m experiencing. Writing in my journal is nice, but it doesn’t compare to logging my life online and meeting others moms who are there and know what I’m talking about.

What to Wear with Plaid

Plaid is a very big trend right now, especially Boyfriend Plaid Blouses. They’re very chic and very fashionable to wear. I saw a bunch this weekend while at the mall – walk into American Eagle, Target, Old Navy, GAP, Macy’s… you’ll find some.

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But what to wear with them? Can you actually wear one to work? Can you make one look oh-so-chic? My thought… yes, you can.

Jeans… high tall boots. Keep the blouse open with a camisole underneath it. Very chic to head out in! This works for Girl’s Night Out… date night…

Leggings with a cozy sweater. Add some tall black boots, and you’ve got a sexy outfit!

Heading to work? Add a pencil skirt and belt with some boots. Very elegant… love this look!

Miraclebody Jeans at Getting Gorgeous

Miraclebody was one of our Getting Gorgeous sponsors this past August. When they first told us what the jeans can do you for – actually make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds – we weren’t sure we believed them. And then we tried them. And we were transformed… We had the OH-SO-AMAZING celebrity stylist Robert Verdi style us in our jeans and we were feeling pretty cool.