Mom Jewelry…Flaunt it!

I just love jewelry that scream, “Hey, I’m a mom!”  There is no greater joy in life then being a mother.  I am proud to be mom to my sweet son N and mommy to my sweet daughter A.  Yes, my children are a blessing and both of them so unique that one calls me “mom” and the other calls me “mommy.”  I do prefer “mommy,”  something about “mom” that makes me sound so old.  And the funny thing is it is my five year old that calls me mom!  I guess it doesnt really matter, I am their mother and I thank the Lord every day for these amazing blessings.  And it is because I am so thankful that I will flaunt my motherhood every chance I get wearing my MOM jewelry.

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This is one of my favorite Mom pieces to wear.  It goes with everything!  Dress it up or dress it down.  This dainty Mom necklace is from Skadi Jewelry in Finland.  The chain is silver plated and nickel free, so no allergies to worry about.  The jewelry artist has added three genuine Swarovski crystal’s which add to the beauty of this piece.  The heart shaped Mom charm is the perfect way to show your mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day.  And if you are buying for yourself, it is a perfect reminder of the loves that hold your heart forever.

Skadi Jewelry also features rings, earrings, and accessories for men.  Here are some of my top picks from their Etsy Shop:

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Leap into Gaming with LeapTV

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It is here!!!!  This is the hottest toy item for Christmas this year!  LeapTV is a game console similar to the Wii but for lil people!  Full of educational gaming.  Your child will be excited to play and learn.  Get your kiddos off the couch and moving around with LeapTV.  My children and I were chosen to test out the new gaming system for ages 4-7 absolutely free, all that was required is an honest review.

Setting up LeapTV took minutes.  It is that easy!  Simply plug it in and go!  You will need to set up the players with name and birthday and that is it!  We were given two games to enjoy.

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And look how much they enjoyed the games!

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The LeapTV controller is perfect for lil hands and super easy to use!

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We had some difficulty with sound when we first set up the console.  It sounded fuzzy, but we shut down the console and restarted and the sound was perfectly fine.

The kids really enjoyed the games.  It was nice to see the children interacting together and moving around.  The Sports game was the most popular among our group.  It is very interactive and will cause your child to get a serious workout while challenging math skills.  Children are encouraged to add and subtract.  Other skills tested include number recognition, shapes, and counting.  My 12 year old nephew described the soccer game as “Intense.”  My 5 year old son said, “this game was challenging.”  My 14 year old niece and 10 year old daughter enjoyed the movement, music, and dancing.

This is a great gaming console for all ages and really brings the family together.

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A Star for Jesus- a book review

What a precious book written for the lil ears in the family.  In A Star for Jesus, the author Crystal Bowman retells the Christmas story and how the bright shining star led the wise men to the newborn King, Jesus. Using rhythmic lyrics it is sure to delight the smallest readers.  This board book is intricately shaped like a star making it easy for lil hands to hold.   A Star for Jesus is a great first read  about the birth of Jesus, our Emmanuel.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

The Legend of St. Nicholas

Here is another cute Christmas story to share with your children.  In the Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall we are taken back to the 60’s or 70’s when a young boy named Nick was shopping with his father.  He has money to spend on Christmas gifts, but can only think of things he would like for himself.  All of a sudden he hears a store Santa telling another child the Legend of St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas traveled with his parents to the Holy Land and shortly after he is blessed unexpectedly with a lot of money.  He shares his splendor with his friends secretly gifting them things that they were in need of on Christmas Day~Jesus’ Birthday!  His friends are grateful and thank God for blessing them with a friendship in Nicholas.  And so the Legend of St. Nicholas began. We learn that  Nicholas had a giving heart and he prayed to our Lord Jesus Christ for direction.  When the store Santa finishes telling his story we find the little boy eager to purchase gifts for his friends and family.  His heart changes and he has learned that time old lesson, “it is better to give to others, than to receive and be selfish.”  This is a great book with a big meaning.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.

How do you dress your refrigerator?

My fridge is looking oh so good lately!  Haha, yes my fridge!  It is my favorite decorated piece in my home. A fridge is not just for keeping your food cold.  It is where I showcase report cards, art work, special notes, and pictures.  It is where memories are hung and remembered.  My children feel a sense of pride when something they have drawn or an assignment that comes home with an Awesome A is hung on the door of the fridge.  I can honestly say I love decorating my fridge.  But I cant use just any boring old magnet to hold my special dressings up.  It has to be something pretty and special!  I absolutely adore these photo clothespin magnets by One More Sunshine.

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Mary from One More Sunshine sent me a complimentary set with my sweet munchkins on em and I am more in love with my fridge now. (kiddos in image are not mine.)  Thanks to Mary I can now showcase work from each child by hanging them up on their very own personalized photo clothespin magnet.  Her personalized magnets make a perfect gift this Christmas.  10% of all orders  go to pseudoachondroplasia research, a rare genetic condition Mary’s daughter has. You may enter the Holiday Giveaway to win a complimentary set.  So….leave a comment and share how you dress up your fridge!

Lil Ms Sophia

Meet Lil Ms Sophia greetings and invites.  Shantel Turner-Collins is the owner and artist behind Lil Ms Sophia and combines bling and greetings and takes them to a whole new level.  Her cards are custom made with beautiful paper and embellishments.  When you give a card from Lil Ms Sophia you are giving the gift of beauty and love.

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Deliver your greeting loud and with style. Make your recipient’s special day be wowed with a card that is more than simple.   Lil Ms Sophia is greeting cards, invites, treat bags, and more!

Enter to win  10 custom tags with small craft bags filled with goodies from Lil Ms Sophia in my First Annual Multivendor Giveaway.