Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper Giveaway

Welcome to Everything Mommyhood's Tiny Love Giveaway! 


Click'n Move 3 Stroller Giveaway!

Welcome to Everything Mommyhood's Click'n Move 3 Stroller Giveaway! 


RoomMates Decor Wall Decals Review & Giveaway!

Summer is coming to a close, but it's still very hot outside! Stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

Each blogger linking up has a Giveaway for you worth at least $25, so be sure to hop around to them all!

When you rent (and even when you own your home), figuring out ways to decorate can be a challenge. If you're anything like me, you get tired of decor way to quickly and are ready for a change. Luckily, RoomMates Decor offers affordable peek and stick decor that's perfect to change up your home at any time! 

*I received complimentary wall decals for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Back in 2006, the largest (and oldest) wallpaper manufacturer in North America, York Wallcoverings, decided to branch out into the wall decal market. They created RoomMates Decor in hopes of making affordable wall decals that everyone would love! 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nuby's Insulated Soft Sipper

Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I reviewed anything from Nuby USA and I am excited to tell you that I have some new things to share with you!!

If you've been a fan of MCO for a while you'll remember that I am sort of a sippy cup addict. I love buying Baby A sippy cups and even though he insists on using my water bottles instead, I still get giddy when we receive (or I purchase) a new sippy.

I requested to review the Nuby Insulated Soft Sipper because it looked like an all around great sippy cup and I absolutely loved the cute little design on the front. Yes, I will shamelessly admit that I chose a sippy cup based off of what it looked like. When it arrived, I loved it!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

All About Bras

Ok ladies; let's talk a little about bras and the proper fit.

From the beginning of my bra days, I have NEVER liked wearing a bra.  They have always been uncomfortable with a capital U, hurt at times, and have just been plain weird.  I always had to adjust my bra throughout the day and the underwire was always digging into my ribs.  When I was younger, my bra spent more time in my purse then on me, I would never wear it more than a couple of hours.  Then as I got older, the bra was the first thing to come off when I walked in the house, if it even made it that far, many times I took it off in the car and my way home.  

I finally decided to sit down and do some research about bras.  In my research I found that, like me, most women wear the wrong bra size.  Most women are currently using bra sizing that dates back to the 1930s, when bras were in their infancy.  Back then, material wasn't stretchy so you would measure the ribcage and then add 4 or 5 inches to get the band size.  4 inches if the ribcage is an even number, 5 inches if the ribcage is an odd number (a 31 and 32in ribcage would wear a band size of 36)  Over the years, many things have changed, including the way bras are made and the materials that are used.  Modern bra material is stretchy and inches should not be added when figuring out what bra size to get.  If your ribcage measures 32 inches, the proper band size is 32.  90% of the support should come from the band and 10% from the straps.  When the band is too big, then the "girls" will not be properly supported.  Many women with larger breasts have "back" problems.  This is caused by the woman giving in to the weight of her breasts, they are heavy so she leans forward, in the process she hunches her back, and voila, here comes the back pain.  If the band fits properly, you won't have any "weight" from your breasts.  As with most articles of clothing, every brand is made different and will fit different.  When choosing a bra, always try them on, even if it's the same bra that you have worn before.  Even a 5lb weight difference will cause a bra to fit differently.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Masha Review & Giveaway

Moms are often in the kitchen preparing meals and baby food. One thing I absolutely hate to do is mash potatoes, it's a pain to do and my potato's always seem to be a little lumpy! Thankfully, there is an awesome new product on the market that is revolutionizing the way that we mash our food! I''m excited to introduce you to the Masha! 

Photo credits: Masha

*I received a complimentary Masha for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

The Masha is a product that I had never heard of before, but when I discovered it I was instantly intrigued. One thing I hate to do is mash things up and if there was an appliance that would make that job just a little bit easier, it was worth owning! The Masha is perfect for potatoes, vegetables, baby food, guacamole, cake mixes, pastries, and many other things! 

When the Masha arrived I was impressed on how compact it was, yet it was still large enough where you wouldn't get your hand dirty if something was to splash up at you. The Masha requires an electrical outlet to work (rather than batteries) which is not a problem for me since I seem to have a million outlets in my kitchen, and honestly, who wants to buy extra batteries for an appliance? Not me, and probably not you either! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hey! It's Okay!


Chicco Caddy Hook-On High Chair Review & Giveaway!

When you sit down to make your list of gear you will need for your baby, there is almost always a high chair included on the list. High chairs are essential for your child to have a safe and comfortable place to eat, but what if your house simply does not have the space for a large high chair? Luckily for us, Chicco has an amazing solution; their Caddy Hook On High Chair!

Photo Credits: Chicco

*I received a complimentary Caddy Hook-On Chair for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Chicco is the largest brand in all of Europe and is part of the global Artsana Group which is a holistic, innovative lifestyle company that encompasses everything you need to care for your family. For more than 50 years, Chicco stood for excellence. The founder of Chicco, Pietro Catelli, has a passion for personal wellness which inspired him to expand his company from baby care to raising children from pregnancy to preschool. Chicco is now distributed in more than 120 countries over a range of six continents. Fun Fact: Chicco is pronounced "kee-ko". I had no idea!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weber One Touch Gold Kettle Grill Giveaway!

Welcome to the Weber 22-Inch One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill Giveaway

It's Summertime and in our family we love to grill food...almost every day! There's nothing better then the smell of charcoal in the air on a warm Summer night. If you're going to grill, a Weber Grill is the best way to do it (in my opinion). Thrifty Nifty Mommy was happy to review the Weber 22-Inch One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill from  Take a look below to find out more about this fantastic grill.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

JLab Audio Review & Giveaway

I'm the type of person, when I need to listen to school lectures or want to listen to music, my ears need to be comfortable. I can't tell you how many times while listening to a 50 minute school lecture, I have to take out my ear buds and rub my ears because they hurt so much! When I heard about JLAB and saw they have headphones, I knew I wanted to give them a try!

I received the JLAB Supra headphones in black to review.

Shown without the chord attached

Alex is Getting Married!

As you may have heard from MCO's Facebook Page, Mr. Hunky and I FINALLY chose a wedding date!!! On April 5, 2014 I will become Mrs. Hunky! (hahaha) Seriously though I cannot wait to have my special day, walk down the aisle, and say I do to the man I fell in love with three years ago. It almost seems surreal but I couldn't be more excited.

I'd love for you to follow me on Pinterest if you aren't already, but at the very least you should follow my Pinterest board that is dedicated to ideas for my wedding! I also have boards with bridal shower ideas and bachelorette party ideas so you may want to check those out too! Just sayin.

SO you may be wondering....what have I planned so far? Surprisingly, a lot! Below is the list of things that I have done so far.

-Booked Venue
-Booked Photographer
-Booked DJ
-Booked Baker for cake and dessert bar
-1/2 done with booking the Caterer, just waiting on price quotes but the caterer is who we will for sure be working with
-Dress purchased and hanging in my momma's closet
-Veil also hangs with the dress
-Engagement Photos are scheduled

We still have a LOT to do but I feel great knowing that majority of the big stuff is taken care of. Now, I must tell you that my family knows a lot of people so I've had it easier (and cheaper) than most brides do and I feel so blessed for that! The photographer is my aunt's sister, the DJ is a friend of my uncle, the baker is my moms best friend and she also works with the caterer that we'll be using, the dress & veil was purchased a year ago, and my mom is a photographer so she will be doing our engagement photos. Like I said, I consider myself to be a pretty lucky bride.

I have an extremely clear vision on how I want my wedding to look and I can't wait to see if it turns out how I'm picturing. I plan to document and share with you my entire experience as a bride, including bachelorette party pictures, bridal shower pictures, and of course wedding pictures! We're not sure if we're taking a Honeymoon yet but if we do of course I'll be sharing that as well!

I can't wait to marry the man of my dreams and I hope that you'll follow this exciting journey in my life!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Evenflo Symphony 65 DLX Giveaway!!

Welcome to the Evenflo Symphony 65 DLX Giveaway

The Evenflo Symphone 65 DLX is an All-In-One car seat that grows with children.  It accommodates children from 5 - 100lbs and is adjustable to rear facing, forward facing harnessed and forward facing booster without harness modes.  The Symphony 65 keeps car travel safe throughout childhood and may be the only car seat your child will ever need.  The Symphony 65 with e3 joins the DLX and the Symphony 65 e3 with TruTether, providing a full range of options for safe car travel.

Moms BFF: Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.

Teething bites. Literally. When Baby A is cutting new teeth it feels like the world has turned upside down. My happy-go-lucky little boy is a grumpy, screaming, mess which in turn makes mommy not the most pleasant person to be around. THANKFULLY I was introduced to Hyland's Teething Tablets when Baby A was teeny tiny and they help make teething bearable! Baby A gets excited and starts hopping up and down when he sees the teething tablets now; he knows that they will relieve his pain and he is more than happy to take them! Hyland's teething tablets are literally moms BFF (best friend forever). If you have a teething baby I highly recommend that you check them out for yourself. Trust me, you'll be glad that you did. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stuck On You Review & Giveaway

With the school year quickly approaching, parents have a big decision to make as to where they purchase their child's supplies. If you've been a reader of Mommys Craft Obsession for a while, you probably know how much I love anything and everything personalized. When I was approached by Stuck On You, I couldn't wait to introduce their amazing personalized school supplies to you lovely readers!

Photo Credits: Stuck On You

*I received complimentary product for review in exchange for my thoughts and opinions*

"Word of mouth is exactly how Stuck on You got started. Owner, Carrie Felton, is a mom of three boys who created personalized labels for her son starting daycare. After many moms asking her about them shoe produced more and invited 10 of her close friends over for lunch giving each of them free labels for their kids in exchange for the addresses of ten of their friends. 
 That's all it took - the help of moms and their ability to share a great value product." 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

KidCo PeaPod Plus GIVEAWAY!

 Welcome to the KidCo PeaPod Plus Travel Bed Giveaway

Applesauce Banana Bread by Renae

My name is Renae. I am a military member turned military wife turned working mom turned stay-at-home mom. I have done it all it seems! I have three beautiful children, a boy and two girls. I blog over at More ThanMommy, where I talk about life, crafts, recipes and more! You can also check me out on Facebook here. If you enjoy this recipe, you should check out some of the others in my recipe section. I promise you won’t be disappointed! I look forward to seeing you all there.

I love to bake homemade treats for my family as often as I can. Today, I am going to share with you my recipe for Applesauce Banana Bread. I love this recipe, as it is really moist, and super flavorful. It’s also a great one to keep in mind for when you have bananas that are overripe, but you don’t want to waste them.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Waffle Batter Recipe (With a Secret Ingredient!)

Fact: I'm not much of a pancake person. Sure, I'll eat them if they're in front of me but I would much rather be chowing down on some tasty waffles. One other fact you should know about me is that I would rather take the time to make something from scratch than to use store bought mixtures or frozen foods, and there is no exception with my waffles!! I've tried at least a dozen waffle batter recipes and none of them have ever stood out to me, none of them were perfect. I set out to create my own and I quickly realized that if I wanted my waffles to be perfect, I needed to add a secret ingredient to them. 

Well guys, it's time to let the secret out and share it with you lovely readers! These waffles will have the whole family ooing and awwing over how tasty they are, and you'll be the mom of the century! Oh yeah, and the best part is, they're ridiculously easy. So easy in fact you'll think you' did something wrong!

Evenflo Featherlite 200 Travel System GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to this wonderful giveaway from Evenflo! evenflo

Are you in need of a new travel system? Well you're in luck! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Journey Into Fitness: Post #3

First off, I'm SO sorry I didn't write on Tuesday!!! Mr. Hunky was off for a few days so we were spending time together, as a family, and with our friends! I will admit I didn't work out as much as I should have, or as much as I wanted to, but I'm attempting to get back on track.

I am really enjoying the workout DVD that I am doing but I haven't started week two yet. During the time that Mr. Hunky was off I was doing a small work out routine that I found on Pinterest instead. It wasn't anything big, but at least it was something. In case you want to incorporate a tiny work out into your life, here's what it is.

Hey! It's Okay!

#NewHomeNewRoots Bagster Bags Giveaway

It's the last day of We're Parents!? New Home, New Roots Event. Thanks for coming over one last night!  We are sad that it's coming to an end! But, no need to worry if you missed the giveaways posted so far. To see all the giveaways for the event and enter to win the open ones just click the image below! 

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.

New Home Event

Today's Wonderful Sponsor is Waste Management's Bagster Bag.  
Photo Credits: Bagster Bag

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park & Slide GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the Blast Zone Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park Giveaway

Summer is in full swing and we're SO excited to bring you a giveaway 
for a Blast Zone Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park!
It's sure to delight your little ones and keep them cool this summer!

Living in Arizona it can be SO hot! This inflatable water park would be PERFECT for summertime, regardless of where you live!

#NewHomeNewRoots NextStepBabyMonitors Giveaway

It's the second to last day of We're Parents!? New Home, New Roots Event. We can't believe it's almost over! Thanks for coming over again! No need to worry if you missed the few giveaway posts. To see all the giveaways for the event and enter to win the open ones just click the image below! 

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.

New Home Event

Today's Fabulous Sponsor is NextStepBabyMonitors.  

Photo Credits: NextStepBabyMonitors

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#NewHomeNewRoots Combi High Chair Giveaway

Just 3 days left of We're Parents!? New Home, New Roots Event. We appreciate you coming over to check out today's giveaway! No need to worry if you missed the few giveaway posts. To see all the giveaways for the event and enter to win the open ones just click the image below! 

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.

New Home Event

Today's Aamazing Sponsor is Combi USA.  
Photo Credits: Combi

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Fluffin' Giveaway Hop: A Beautiful Skye Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

If you're looking to win some great cloth diaper prizes, you’re at the right spot. We're Summer Fluffing and having a blast… with this Giveaway Hop, hosted by the So Easy Being Green and According to Jenny. Each blogger in this Event has a Fluff Prize Package worth at least $25!

Hey guys! I'm super excited to be participating in the Summer Fluffing Giveaway Hop and to bring you another opportunity to win an amazing diaper cloth diaper from A Beautiful Skye!

Photo Credits: A Beautiful Skye

Post's Honey Bunches of Oats GREEK

When it comes to cereal, Post is a household name. It's been around for years is a cereal brand we all know and trust. Post has enriched the lives of consumers by bringing quality foods to the breakfast table since the companies founding in 1895. 

Photo Credits: Post

*I received complimentary cereal for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

In 1986, Honey Bunches Of Oats' original recipe was created out of flakes and granola oat clusters with just the right amount of wildflower honey. Today Honey Bunches of Oats is one of the top-selling cereals in America, bringing happy tummy's and smiles to breakfast tables everywhere! Honey Bunches of Oats just introduced their new Greek, bringing clusters of real Greek Yogurt to every bite!

There are two flavors of Greek Honey Bunches of Oats; Greek Honey Crunch and Greek Mixed Berry. Both are packed with 33g of whole grain per serving, provide 12 essential vitamins and minerals, and even have 5 grams of protein per serving! Now that's a breakfast you can happily feed your little ones!

Photo Credits: Post

#NewHomeNewRoots Brylane Home Giveaway

It's Day 7 of We're Parents!? New Home, New Roots Event. I can't believe it's been a week now!  I hope you are enjoying everything! To see all the giveaways for the event and enter to win the open ones just click the image below! 

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.

New Home Event

Today's Fantastic Sponsor is Brylane Home.  

Photo Credits: Brylane Home

I hope you're enjoying the #NewHomeNewRoots event, I know I am! Here is another great giveaway by Brylane Home!

bareMinerals Luxury 8 Piece Collection Giveaway!

I have definitely found a double dose of luxury with this bareMinerals Luxury 8 -piece collection. bareMinerals luxury is good any day of the week and makes for a perfect giveaway. Enjoy from LeChateauDesFleurs:
What is it: 
Get a double dose of luxury with this fabulous eight-piece collection that gives you two gorgeous looks. It's equipped with a duo of long-wearing, rich, vivid bareMinerals READY(R) Eyeshadows, two complementing Round the Clock Eyeliners, an Allover Radiance, and two Marvelous Moxie Lip Glosses to complete the looks.

Hip Hop 50's Shop
Hip Hop 50's Shop is introducing a new line of vintage dresses including black and white polka dots, flower, pencil skirts and our bold and beautiful red and black dress. When combined with an authentic petticoat underneath you're sure to look fun and flirty.

The giveaway is available for both US and International entrants.

Monday, July 15, 2013

#NewHomeNewRoots Thirty One Giveaway

It's Day 6 of We're Parents!? New Home, New Roots Event. Are you exciting about all these great giveaway!? No need to worry if you missed the few giveaway posts already up. To see all the giveaways for the event and enter to win the open ones just click the image below! 

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.

New Home Event

Today's Incredible Sponsor is Thirty-One Gifts by Jess Grieco.  
Photo Credit: Thirty One 

I'm a NextStepBabyMonitors Brand Ambassador! GIVEAWAY!

*Mommys Craft Obsession has been compensated for the promotion of this giveaway*

Hey readers! You may have noticed that Mommys Craft Obsession is now a brand ambassador for NextStepBabyMonitors.
NextStepBabyMonitors is a brand that I have worked with many times in the past. I absolutely adore their products, but their customer service and knowledge of their product is what keeps me coming back! Click here to read the review of my NextStepIP Pro.

Since 2004 NextStep has been specializing in video baby monitors and is a family owned business.  

Ever needed help with a baby monitor or had a technical question? Have you ever tried getting an answer at the discount store or Amazon?  Usually instead of an expert answer, you’ll just hear crickets. 

What makes NextStepBabyMonitors so unique is their personal family focused support and expert assistance you get when you become a customer. Video monitors is all they do so they have the answers.

Combi Catalyst Travel System Review

When you're shopping for baby gear, there are a lot of attributes that you look for to determine if it is the right item for you and your child. Choosing a travel system is no exception. You need a car seat that is going to protect your infant whether they're in the car, in the stroller, or on your arm! You also need a stroller that is going to grow with your child and suit your needs no matter where you take it. So which do you choose?! Have you considered the Combi Catalyst Travel System? Let me show you just how amazing it is!

*I received a complimentary travel system to review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Combi USA is a quality baby gear company that was established in the United States in 1989. Combi originated in Tokyo, Japan in 1957 and cultivated from a firm and growing foundation of customer trust. For over 40 years Combi has been providing safe and original products for every setting of your child's life. 

Combi was generous enough to offer me the Catalyst Travel System for review and there was no way I could pass up such an amazing opportunity! I have had the Combi Catalyst Travel System in my possession for a couple of weeks now, so I've really had a great opportunity to get to know it, and I am pleased to say that it is a travel system that I would recommend! Now, brace yourself...since this is a travel system there was a lot to cover and the review is a little lengthy, but I really wanted to make sure that I gave you all of the details! So read on my friends, I'm about to introduce you to a travel system that you're going to love!