Speckled Easter Egg Inspired Nail Design & Kiggster’s First Nail Painting

  I decided this spring to try something new for my nails and paint some designs on it.  I love spring colors and I had recently bought some new colors that I've actually never worn before.  I'm usually pretty boring and wear light pink colors on my fingers brighter pinks and reds on my toes  and paint some flowers but this time, I really wanted to do something different.  I wanted to do a polka dotted, speckled egg type of design with purple, coral, white, and sea foam green.  It did take more time to paint but I liked how the results turned out.  The coral color was more sheer and so didn't show up on the purple but still looked nice though.  What do you think of them?   Well, Kiggster liked it so much that when she woke up the next morning (I painted it in the middle of the night), she automatically said, "Mommy painting, I want painting!"  So I let her pick between all the light pink and nude colors and she … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargains & Tips

I am so excited to introduce you all to Kristin from I Delight In You who will be sharing some beauty products with us from her very own personal collection and routine. I can't wait to try out some of those products because my skin and hair has been neglected for way too long! Greetings and salutations.  I am honored that Kathy has invited me to guest post for her today.  My name is Kristin and you can find me at IDelightinyou.  I write about life, faith, crafting, beauty, music, and anything else I can imagine.  Today Kathy has asked me to share some beauty tips with you. I'm a big advocate for health and natural beauty, and I am a licenced esthetician so I do alot of research on things I use.  Allergies have played a role in my life since I was little, so I do alot of label reading to search for chemicals and known allergens on product labels.   The shops I mention today are at home businesses run by great women that I have had … [Read more...]

San Mateo’s Largest Children & Maternity Consignment Sale-March 6-9th

Last year September, I posted about Just Between Friend's (JBF) Fall sale and I scored so many wonderful things from it!  JBF has 2 sales a year, a spring and a fall sale, this year's spring sale will be starting March 6th-9th.  Why try to drive around town looking for good garage sales with no guarantee they will have good quality children's items for sale.  Why not just head to JBF and know there will be tons of good quality children's clothes, toys, furniture, books, and even maternity items.  When I was at the last sale, there were items from newborn through size 14 in kids for both genders!  There was so much to buy and tons of things that I wish I had waited until the JBF sale to buy!  The exact same potty bench that I had for Kiggster at home and spent some pretty pennies on was on sale for less than half what I paid for and it was in excellent condition.  I got a lot of new (yup, even new stuff) items for Kiggster like an … [Read more...]

Kelly Moore Camera Bag Giveaway-Ends 2/18

You all know I always want to learn to do more with my camera.  Well, every camera deserves a good bag...oh and photographer too!  So with that, I am happy to introduce you to this amazing giveaway of a Kelly Moore Camera Bag brought to you by Little Inspiration. You can read the full review of The Chapel camera bag at Little Inspiration. One lucky winner will win "The Chapel" Camera Bag by Kelly Moore. To enter on this giveaway, use the rafflecopter from below and read Terms & Disclosure before entering. This giveaway is OPEN WORLD WIDE! Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & Disclosure: Giveaway is open World Wide for ages 18 & over. Ends at 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $229.00. One winner will be selected. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by … [Read more...]

Fundraising For Anti-Bullying Campaigns: Slap Dash Things Jewelry By a 10 Year Old!

  I was recently introduced to a shop called Slap Dash Things that was started by an 11 year-old girl with the help of her mom and I was definitely touched by the inspiration behind her starting her fundraising efforts.  Jenelle understands first hand about being bullied and instead of retreating, she has taken action to fundraise money for anti-bullying efforts!  I wish I had the courage to do something like this when I was growing up but instead I allowed depression and insecurities take over me.  I remember middle school years being the worst years for me, where the verbal bullying was so bad that all I wanted to ever do was stay home and avoid school.  I remember it happening during class one time and the teacher heard so she asked the 3 boys to formulate an apology.  When it was time for their apology, they all stood up in front of class and sang a song...making fun of me and calling me names instead.  So the teacher didn't know what to do … [Read more...]

Miessence: Nourishing Hand Cream Review

With the cold fall and winter weather, my hands are desperately seeking a good hand cream!  Once November hits, my hands get so dry, it starts bleeding at the cracks and I have knuckles that look like I just participated in a boxing match!  Each year, I try tons of different products to see if it will help with my dry, cracking, and even bleeding hands.   But what I noticed with a lot of those products was that they may be too thick and oily making me leave a residue on everything I touch, too thin and doesn't actually help my dry skin, or they wash off the moment my hands touch water.  That's where I'd like to introduce you to Miessence's Nourishing Hand Cream. The Nourishing Hand Cream is an ultra-rich, nourish cream with natural antioxidants that help protect the hands from environmental stress. Organic shea butter and phospholipids keep the hand soft, supple and smooth with a subtle perfume of divine organic rose geranium essential … [Read more...]

Miessence 10 Year Anniversary Special: Discounts & Free Product Offers

Do you care about what you put into your body or what you bring into your home?!  When stores are inundating us with products filled with harsh chemicals, it's hard to find what's really good for you.  That's where I'd like to introduce you to Miessence and below is a little about the company and their high quality products and standards: Miessence is the world's first extensive range of internationally certified organic skin, hair, body, cosmetic, oral and nutritional products. These range of products stand in a class of their own. They are independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world's most respected organic certifying organisations - Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).  The passion for developing superior organic health, beauty and nutritional products continues with new, innovative lines under constant development. All Miessence products … [Read more...]

2012 Kangaroo Mama’s Holiday Guide and Link-Up

The Holiday Guide is finally here and live!  I am so excited to present to you Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide Magazine!  It's my very first time putting out a magazine and though it was a stressful process figuring out the best programs to use, it was actually very fun being able to do the layout and find the best content for the magazine.  There is a ton of really great ideas in this magazine, not just gift ideas but DIY crafts, recipes, and more to help you this holiday season!  I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you thought about it!   Open publication - Free publishing - More diy crafts If you are having trouble viewing the magazine above, you can also go here to view it.   If you have a Holiday Guide on your blog, please feel free to link up below.  I'd love to check them out and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more ideas too!

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