Spring Cleaning with BLACK+DECKER {plus a giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER, but all thoughts, opinions, and love for the Pivot Vac is my very own.  ;)

I love cleaning.  Well, I love some cleaning.  The satisfaction I get from vacuuming is both weird and satisfying.  Haha.  But I just found the best handheld vacuum - one that will make my life much easier!  Since getting our wild and crazy pup... dog hair.. everywhere.  This thing is the best for getting the couch real good.  We've had a few different hand held vacs before, but this one by far works the best.  It has great suction power, and picks up every hair and crumb!

Here are few fabulous things about this powerful little vacuum..
  • Innovative, patented nozzle pivots to clean up high, down low and even in tight spaces.
  • Its high performance motor provides superior suction capability when compared to other BLACK+DECKER cordless hand vacs.
  • The cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter keeping suction power strong.
  • 3-stage filtration system with a pleated filter design offers the highest level of filtration to help prevent clogs and improve air exhaust.
  • Wide mouth design scoops up large debris.
The other day I even went out and "spring-cleaned" my car with it - cleaned like a CHAMP.. and my car wasn't pretty.  When you have a toddler, nothing stays crumb-less for long.

Seriously, my car looks so awesome and clean now.  And the pivot vac makes it super easy to keep it that way.  Want to try the Pivot Vac?  Well, it's your lucky day because I'm giving one away to one lucky person!  Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter, and remember, you can get multiple entries by coming back every day.  :)

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Toddler Fashion

Sometimes you just need to let them wear what they want.. because it makes them happy.. and let's face it, she can make any outfit look cute.

If only I could do the same!

I'm pretty sure she would be on cloud nine if she had a tutu in every color of the rainbow.  Good thing this little one has a birthday coming up in just 2.5 months (seriously?).

Bubble Guppies t-shirt,  black and white floral leggings, pink tutu, and moccasins, and a gray /white polka dot sweater...

I love that silly, sweet face to pieces.


Project Life; Week 4

Here's the overview for Week 4 of my Project Life..

And here's the left side, with the weekly title card.. and then the right side.

I really like how this layout turned out.  Here is a closer look at a couple of my favorite cards..

I think simple is more my style, from here on out.. I'm just a simple kinda gal.  ;) 


Veggies in Space! {review & giveaway}

You're thinking.. say what?  But guys, I'm super pumped because the new VeggiesTales movie came out YESTERDAY (March 11, 2014)... "Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier".  I really don't know who was more excited... me or Clara. 

 Behind that DVD is definitely a big ol' smile!

This movie's message is about sharing.. an important lesson for all young children, no?  I love that the bottom line of this movie is, "When you have enough to spare, you have enough to share."  I've already caught myself saying that to Clara few times.

VeggieTales never disappoints!  Clara has already grabbed all her Veggie stuffed animals (Larry, Bob, and Petunia.. gangs all here!) and watched "the outer space movie", as she calls it, multiple times.  But not only does it have good lessons, it has a big dose of humor - even adults will catch themselves giggling at it.  And those new silly songs they sing?  You'll never get them out of your head.  ;)  Here's a quick synopsis of the movie;

  • "A Lesson in The Power of Sharing! Join Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), as they embark on an out of this world adventure to bravely travel where no Veggie has ever been. The entire USS Applepies crew takes on Luntar the Looter, a power stealing space pirate, but they're in for a big surprise when they find out what's motivating him!" 


    Also, if you're interested, VeggieTales has some super fun printables and coloring pages pinned on their pinterest right here.. could make for a good family fun night.. watch the movie, discuss, and have some fun with some coloring activities.  You can visit the VeggieTales website to purchase this DVD and other goodies.  And you can connect with VeggieTales via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Want to try your hand at winning a copy for your family?  Enter below using the Rafflecopter form.  :)  Giveaway ends on 3/26/14.  US only please.

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    Disclosure:  As a VeggieTales blogger (and supporter!), I received Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier from VeggieTales for review.  Opinions are 100% mine and Clara's.  ;)


    Stitch Fix #2

    First, I feel I need to do a little recap of how Stitch Fix works.

    • All you do is head over to their website and fill out a style profile and make any extra notes as needed, and pay a $20 styling fee.  
    • A stylist will pick out 5 pieces for you.. clothing, accessories, etc.  I tell them I don't want accessories, that I only prefer clothing.  But that's just my preference.
    • When your box arrives, take a peek at the styling suggestions and try it all on!
    • Within 3 days you need to log on to your account and tell them what you liked & what you didn't.  Then you can pay for what you keep and drop everything else back into the mail (they send you a prepaid bag for returns.. no hassle or extra $$$!)
    • The $20 styling fee goes towards whatever you decide to keep!  Cool, right?

    I'm like a kid on Christmas whenever my Stitch Fix arrives at my door step!  This time I requested more spring/summer items, since the cold weather is close to being over.  I didn't want to spend any more money on warm clothes.  My stylist did a rockin' job at catering to my requests!  She even took a look at my Style & Fashion Pinterest Board (I provided my link to them when I ordered my box).  

    I love that the stylist writes you a little note, and they stick in styling suggestions for each piece.  It really helps when trying to get an idea of how you would wear that item.  Admittedly, I need a little help in that department.. One reason why I love Stitch Fix.  The other reason being they help me try something a little different and out of my "box"!

    Now, here's what I received...

    1  ::  Antioch Lurex Detailed Striped Sweater by Mystree

    I really liked this sweater!  It's a lighter weight, so I could wear it well into spring (on those more chilly nights).  It's a navy blue and gold-ish color, and the design of it is just my style.  And it's very comfy & cozy.  Keeper!

    stitch fix

    2 ::  Ritz Mixed Pattern Front Pocket Knit Shirt by Ezra

    When I first opened the box and looked at the clothes (before trying them on), I really liked this one.  It was unique and fun, and I liked how the front & back were different.  And the little floral pocket on the front was a cute detail.  However, when I got it on it wasn't very flattering to me.  It was very "boxy" and just kind of hung off of me.  I wasn't impressed with the cut... so this one was a no-go.

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    stitch fix

    3  ::  Wilfred Abstract Print Tank by Renee C

    I adore the bright colors of this tank top.  And the fact that it was airy and would be nice and cool for summer.  But the first thing I thought when I put it on was... I look pregnant.  That's not how you want to look when you're not pregnant.  Haha.  Needless to say, this one also got sent back!

    stitch fix

    4  ::  Wisteria Weave Detail Knit Tank by Mystree

    This tank top is so comfortable!  I really like the neckline, and also the detail of the pleats in the front.  It's a pretty light gray color that would look great with some dark bermuda short (or American Eagle's midi shorts.. I love those).  Keeper!

    stitch fix

    5  ::  Tiburon Floral Print Tank by Fun2Fun

    My first thought of this tank top when I saw it in the box, was that it was kind of old lady-ish.  But when I got it on, I actually really liked it.  The colors are very pretty, and it would pair nice with some white shorts in the summertime.  This is also a keeper!

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    stitch fix

    This has been my most 'successful' Stitch Fix box yet.  My stylist did an awesome job.  I'm already looking forward to getting another box.  What did you think of these picks?

    If you want to order yourself a Stitch Fix box, go ahead and do that HERE (referral link).  It's a pretty fun experience!  And if you do, let me know how you liked it (or leave your link in the comments if you blogged about it!). 

    Check out my Stitch Fix #1


    Project Life; Week 3

    So here it is, my week 3 of Project Life.  I'm a little behind, but I went into this knowing I would always be a little bit behind - and I'm fine with that.  My wonderful husband built me a desk, and that definitely makes my scrapbooking time a little more productive since I now have everything in one place. 

    And here are close-ups of some of my favorite ones;

    My title card is a bit eclectic this time, though I must say I'm really diggin' watercolors.  They're super fun to play around with.  I have this set that I bought from Michael's.  Lots of fun colors, and the price is awesome ($5, I think?  And if you have a coupon.. even better!).

    For the most part I just kept things simple for this layout, and kind of let the photos stand out for themselves.  My favorite is definitely the one of Clara dancing on the couch.  Makes my heart melt every time I look at it.  I just love that kid.

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