Back to School with Hello Kitty – Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card! #HKSchoolStyle



It’s officially Back to School season and what better way to get your little one excited than with Hello Kitty merchandise from Walmart? Walmart features an exclusive Hello Kitty line of clothing, accessories, bags, jewelry, and school supplies.

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From decorating a room, stocking up on back to school clothes, filling a back pack up with school supplies, or throwing a Hello Kitty themed party Walmart has everything you need to send your kids back to school in style with Hello Kitty.

This weekend, I’m so excited to be hosting a Fall Fashion Show with local St. Louis bloggers! The event will be all about Hello Kitty and the exciting fall fashion looks you can find at your local Walmart. Follow along on Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm by following the hashtag #HKSchoolStyle on Twitter and Instagram! 

Below are the bloggers to follow to see the latest Hello Kitty finds from Walmart:

- Virginia of That Bald Chick

- Cassie of Crazy Cool Crafty

- Hannah of skidmarks

- Stefany of To Be Thode

- Makeba of MelisaSource

- Lea from These Chicks Blog

- Eliza from Growing Them Geeky

I am so excited for this Saturday and can’t wait to see all of these bloggers daughter’s strutting down the runway in the latest Hello Kitty gear!

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Hello Kitty Dress Up!

Head to the Hello Kitty page on to create your own Hello Kitty avatar! Play dress up by selecting the outfit, bow, extra, adds-on and shoes of your choice. The possibilities are limitless! When you’re done, email or print your Hello Kitty avatar.

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Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

Walmart wants you to stock up on all of the latest Hello Kitty merchandise so they are giving away FIVE $50 Walmart gift cards! Enter below for a chance to win and then make sure to check in next week for another Hello Kitty giveaway!

Back To School With Hello Kitty!

How will you or your kids rock Hello Kitty this year?


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Watch The Maze Runner Trailer #MazeRunner



Movies based on young adult books are all the rage right now and I just downloaded The Maze Runner onto my Kindle, just in time for it’s September 19th release. This looks like another movie that I’ll enjoy!

The Maze Runner

When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Watch the Trailer!


Triggering Vacation Memories with Scents #SensationalMemories

Have you ever been going about your business when all of a sudden you stop in place because you are struck by a certain smell that brings back all of these memories? This has happened to me a few times and it’s not surprising because scents are a very powerful trigger. My favorite memories triggered by scents are always ones that bring me back to certain family vacations.

For our family, we tend to go to two different places for our vacations – Walt Disney World and Gulf Shores. A few months ago, my husband and I were outside in the evening. It was a cool night, the breeze shifted a different way and all of a sudden I was overcome with memories of the beach. Something about the breeze combined with a smell in the air brought on these memories and I didn’t want to let go – I was ready to book another trip to the beach!

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The same has happened to us with memories of Walt Disney World. My husband and I will be overcome with a scent in the air – whether it’s rain coming or the strong smell of popcorn making us think of Main Street and we will be transported right back to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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I love that certain scents can transport you to another place and time with memories! Arm & Hammer Laundry knows that and for the first time, they have launched a collection with scents inspired by nature in partnership with the National Park Foundation.

The newest Arm & Hammer Clean Scentsations line gives your clothes the pristine freshness of the great outdoors. All three options include Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to help power out dirt and odors – at a fraction of the cost. Find out more about the products here!

Win a Trip to Yosemite National Park!

Do you have a scent that brings you back to a favorite family vacation? Arm & Hammer and Scholastic have teamed up and are giving away a family trip to Yosemite National Park!

Scholastic is also partnering with Arm & Hammer to provide families with 20 Great Outdoor trip ideas on it’s Smart Family Travel platform. Find out why to go, what to do and where to stay at each destination. Also included are fun activities for kids! Each destination comes with a printable to teach them a thing or two about where they’ll be.

Enter the Sensational Memories Contest!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.

First Look at Paul Rudd in Marvel’s ANT-MAN #AntMan



Eeeeek, squeee and whatever other noises I can make! I’m totally geeking out here, not only because I pretty much love every Marvel movie that has been released {get thyself to the movie theater to see Guardians of the Galaxy} but I also LOOOOOOVE Paul Rudd. Like love. I mean, watch this Lip Sync Battle with Jiimmy Fallon below.

How can you not love him?! So that is why I was excited to hear that he would be starring in Marvel’s Ant-Man!

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man is scheduled to release in theaters on July 17th, 2015 and today the first look at Paul Rudd as Ant-Man has been released!

Paul Rudd as Ant Man

Are you excited to see Paul Rudd in a Marvel movie?

Playtex Baby Bottles – Perfect for Mom and Baby #MomTrust



A few weeks ago, I shared some tips for breastfeeding and bottle feeding twins. As I mentioned in that post, I’m pro breastfeeding and I’m pro bottle feeding – I’m pro feeding your child!

Olivia and Evie are now 17 months old, so they are past the bottle stage and onto the sippy cup stage. I have quite a few friends that are pregnant so I’m gearing up for some baby showers and I know exactly what to put in them – two innovative products from Playtex Baby!

Playtex Baby Products

Playtex VentAire Bottle

If you’ve ever had a baby with colic, you know how desperate you are for a solution. Playtex Baby has created the VentAire Bottle, which is uniquely designed to reduce colic through a bottom venting system that helps reduce air ingestion.

It also features an angled design promotes semi-upright feeding which is recommended by pediatricians to help prevent ear infections. I always tried to make sure I fed upright but I love how this bottle encourages it.

Playtex VentAire Bottle

As a mom who both breastfed and bottle fed her kids, I appreciate the wide bottle design and the fact that it’s compatible with all of the Playtex® nipples and caps. Mix and match bottles and nipples until you find something that works for your little one!

The Playtex VentAire Bottle is available in 6 oz and 9 oz sizes.

Playtex Nurser with Drop-In Liners

If you’re a busy mom on the go {and really, what mom isn’t?!}, then the Playtex Nurser Bottle with Drop-In Liners is for you. We never used these with my kids and I am KICKING myself right now.

Playtex sells disposable, pre-sterilized liners that make it clean and easy to feed baby. Even better, the liners collapse like the breast to help prevent air from mixing with the milk and entering baby’s tummy. This means less gas and less discomfort for baby!

Like the VentAire Bottle, it features an angled design to promote semi-upright feeding. Plus, with the Twist ‘n Click® seal, it’s 100% guaranteed not to leak.

The Nurser bottles come with a NaturaLatch® Silicone nipple that is designed to be most like mom, encouraging proper latching and promoting a healthy feeding.

The Playtex Nurser Bottle is available in 4 oz and 8 oz sizes.

All of the Playtex bottles are BPA-free and are available in most stores and online.

If you’re looking for ideas, tips and advice from real moms, check out the Playtex Baby Mom Trust tab on Facebook. Along with some other bloggers, I’m over there sharing reviews on the best Playtex Baby products and life with three kids.


Disclosure: I am a member of the 2014 Playtex Mom Trust Panel. I have been compensated for my time but all thoughts and opinions are my own.