Monday, June 30, 2014

Slam 'n' Curve Slide Giveaway!

Little Tike Slam n Curve *Mommy's Obsessions did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Water Slide Giveaway!

Hosted by Everything Mommyhood, and sponsored by Little Tikes! Special thanks to our co-hosts MOMentarily Distracted, Fused Life, Mama Pure, and Raising 3 Savvy Ladies.

 We love summertime and are so excited to have teamed up with Everything Mommyhood to bring you this fabulous giveaway! What's better for the summer than a waterside you can use at HOME!

What to Due? Preparing For Baby #2 Giveaway!

What to Due? Preparing for Baby #2 Prize Suite #Giveaway*Mommy's Obsessions did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the What to Due? Preparing for Baby #2 Giveaway! Hosted by Spit Up is the New Black

I've teamed up with Ashley over at Spit Up is the New Black to celebrate the welcoming of baby #2! She's hand selected products for, and in preparation of, a second child, and has partnered with over a dozen amazing companies to offer one lucky reader over $1,700 worth of baby essentials!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Infant #3DliteStrollerTour & Giveaway!

*I received a complimentary 3D Lite Stroller for review and participation in this stroller tour. All opinions are my own*

When I heard that Summer Infant would be spreading the word of their fabulous new stroller with a blog tour, I knew I wanted to be in on that action! How much fun does a blog tour sound?! I am excited that my lovely readers not only have the opportunity to read my review of this lovely lightweight stroller, but they have several other opinions that they can gather on the stroller as well! Oh yeah, and did I mention that there are 26 chances to win a 3D lite of your own? Yeah, I said 26 guys! 12 blogs, 24 chances to win (that's 2 chances per blog!) AND another chance to win on Summer Infant's Facebook Page where they're giving away two strollers too! It doesn't get much better than that!

Now let me introduce you to our newest addition! The Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller. 

Homemade Healthy Meatballs {The Almost Clean Eating Meatballs!}

Over the last couple of weeks (okay maybe more like a week), Mr. Hunky and I have been doing our best to practice 'clean eating' as much as possible. At first, I was nervous - but it's really a lot easier than I imagined.

A couple of nights ago I was brainstorming what I could make for dinner and nothing sounded good. I was frustrated and all we had in our freezer in terms of meat was ground beef and chicken. Both of which I am terribly sick of. After I decided that I would be cooking with ground beef instead of chicken, I scoured Pinterest for some inspiration and came across several meatball recipes. After reading through more than my fair share of recipes I decided to just use my best judgement on the ingredients to include - especially since I was doing my best to keep this recipe as clean as possible.

Now here's a disclaimer. If you are practicing clean eating - this recipe is not entirely clean! So use your best judgement :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Our New Name!

Hello lovelies!

After months and months of debating against myself, I finally took the plunge and decided to change our name. While Mommys Craft Obsession started out as a blog dedicated to crafting,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

iPad Mini & $75 Modern Kids Design Giveaway!

mkd-ipad-mini-button-blue *Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Modern Kids Design Gift Card + iPad Mini Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network

 Can you believe summer is already here? What positive changes are you going to make while the kids are out of school? How about swapping more products in your home for healthier, more natural alternatives?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Favorite Top 10's {Blog Mama Blog Community Link Up!}

When it's time to wind down after a long and busy day, I enjoy curling up on the couch or in my favorite chair, with my iPad, and browse the internet. Whether I'm on one of my favorite blogs or checking out Pinterest, the type of articles that I always seem to stop and read are Top 10 Lists.

Top 10 Lists are great because they give you a quick breakdown of something that is of interest to you whether it be Top 10 Baby Essentials or Top 10 Vacation Destinations, and more than likely Top 10 Lists are full of pictures and helpful links too! What could be better when you're on the hunt for something specific?

This weeks Blog Mama Blog community link up highlights our bloggers FAVORITE Top 10 Lists! Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Traveling With Toddler: Diono Radian RXT & Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack {Review & Giveaway}

*Mommys Craft Obsession received a complimentary Diono Radian RXT and Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack to review in exchange for her honest thoughts and opinions*

Summer is the perfect time of year to hit the open road and travel with your family, but making your plans and heading out on your journey can be a stressful experience! Whether your road trip be three hours long or 24+ hours long, some of the most important tools to a successful trip are a quality car seat, space saving solutions, and the biggest - patience.

This summer, Mommys Craft Obsession has teamed up with Diono and Little Tikes to bring you the ultimate two day event that will make your summer road trippin' a much more enjoyable experience for the entire family!

Traveling With Toddler: Tips & Tricks for Taking a Road Trip With a Toddler

*Mommys Craft Obsession received a complimentary Diono Radian RXT and Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack for the promotion of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own and were not influenced by outside sources*

With the warm weather quickly approaching, older children getting out of school for the summer, and time off accumulated at work, there's never been a better time to hit the open road with your family and get out of town for a bit! The idea of planning a road trip can sound like a family bonding experience worth having, but once the trip is planned and the set off date has arrived, road trips can be the most terrifyingly stressful thing of your life. Especially when there is a toddler involved!

As many of you may know, Mr. Hunky and I recently tied the knot (April 5th, 2014!) and we had an absolutely amazing wedding, but before we could get married and share our special day with our families, we had to get there. There being California. Northern California. All the way from Southern Arizona! No big deal right? Not if you intend on flying! But oh no, we couldn't make our lives that simple because we were crazy and wanted to bring our two dogs with us! So there we were, ready to hit the open road with two large dogs, a two year old, and approximately 17 hours on the road each way. Let the good times roll!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kohls Jumping Beans 2014 Collection: Planes Fire & Rescue! #MC #Kohls #MagicAtPlay

Photo Credits: Kohls

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf ofMom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.*

When it comes to buying clothes for Little Mister, one of my favorite places to shop has 
always been Kohls. I've always felt like I get the most "bang for my buck" when I shop there and honestly, the clothes are just to cute not to buy! One clothing line of Kohls that I have always loved is the Jumping Beans and now that they have teamed with Disney, I love it even more! 

Little Mister is a huge fan of Disney and one of his favorite movies is Planes. When Planes hit theaters I took him to see it and he was completely mesmerized! When I heard that they were making a sequel - Planes Fire & Rescue (coming to theaters July 18th) I knew he would be so excited to see the movie, and I can't wait for it to come out so that we can enjoy it together!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gray Away $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Gray Away giveaway from Everpro Hair Care where one lucky reader will receive an annual supply of Gray Away as well as a $100 Visa Gift Card to use towards a makeover!

Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with us as well as a handful of bloggers to offer our readers this fabulous event!

Father's Day Blue Moon Cupcakes {With an Orange Buttercream Frosting}

Who's Ready for Celebrating Father's Day? 

All of the wonderful men in our lives, from the New Daddy, to the Uncle, to the Great-Great Grandfather. They are all deserving of a day to celebrate for all that they do for us!

If any of those men in your life are anything like mine, they love to celebrate with some beer! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Luxor Linens Review!

*Luxor Linens sent me a complimentary set of towels for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions* 

Luxor Linens is a leading provider of luxury linens to the finest hotels and homes worldwide.  Their Boutique exhibits an exclusive collection of world-class luxury linens such as Egyptian cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, custom linens as well as home accessories for the bed, bath, and table.  Richness you can see and feel!  Every Luxor Linens product sets the standard for quality in materials and craftsmanship.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Toddler DIY Father's Day Keepsake {Make It Monday With Gymboree!}

With Father's Day next week, it's the perfect time to start thinking about what to have the kids give their dads (or grandpa's!) for this special day!

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a handmade keepsake that the family can hang onto months and years to come, and having a toddler in the house is the perfect opportunity to have them express creativity. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MCO's Taco Disks {Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Recipe}

I really try to consider myself to be a healthy eater and although we do sometimes find ourselves 'cheating', I am proud to say that I rarely eat fast food. In fact, up until this pregnancy I can't tell you the last time I actually ate fast food (aside from In N Out burger, but I totally don't count that as fast food!). Baby #2 has had me craving all kinds of fast food from McDonald's to Taco Bell. Although I try hard to fight the cravings, I broke down not to long ago and hit the Taco Bell drive through for an old high school favorite - the Crunchwrap Supreme.

Being that this splurge was several weeks ago and I got the craving out of my system, I hadn't thought about eating another Crunchwrap until yesterday after I came across an Instagram photo that stirred up all kinds of hunger in my belly. My friend Jessica (you may remember her post on Baked Pumpkin Seeds last October) had been inspired by Pinterest into making her own Crunchwrap and when I saw it, I immediately asked for the recipe. Unfortunately the pin she came across had linked to spam, so with her permission I tweaked the recipe that she came up with and created a variation of my own! 

With that, I present to you, MCO's Taco Disks!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Marvin on the Move Giveaway

Marvin On The Move Tote Giveaway (Winner's Choice)*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Marvin On The Move Tote Giveaway (Winner's Choice)
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Messy Marvin

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Geleeo Cooling Gel Stroller Pads {Review & Giveaway}

*Mommys Craft Obsession received two complimentary Geleeo stroller pads for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

"Oh, I don't know why, but I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot."

"Really? I guess you don't have much experience with heat."


If you have a Disney fanatic in your home chances are you've heard that correspondence between our dear friends Olaf and Kristoff more than once, am I right?

If you're like Olaf and you love the idea of summer and heat (but also want to keep your children cool!), then this product is for you!

Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway

Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway (Winner's Choice)*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Saranoni

Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light Giveaway!

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light Giveaway*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light Giveaway
Hosted By Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by BABYBJÖRN A special thanks to our fabulous cohosts Easy Green Mom and Tales From A Southern Mom

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway

The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway
*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway!
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Chewbeads & Amber For Babies

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Healthy Summer Giveaway with Woolino!

*Mommys Craft Obsession was not compensated for this giveaway*

Summer is finally here! Whether you're expecting a baby or already have one, Woolino wants to help make it a healthier summer through this event celebrating all things organic, non-toxic, and designed for better health. Woolino is also excited to announce the launch of two new prints for their 4 Season Merino Baby Sleep Bags - Baby Rose and Baby Beige as pictured below.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Homemade White Nectarine Frozen Yogurt

The heat has come! Is everyone ready for it?! Call me crazy, but Summer is the most wonderful time of the year (just don’t tell Santa I said that)! Full of fun in the sun, where possibilities can be endless! 

But, how do you cool off in the heat of summer? Sure, the number one answer would be to drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated… 

My answer: Ice Cream! Easy, and Healthy Homemade Ice Cream. To be technical, its frozen yogurt, but I’m not going to say that to my kids! Why would they want to eat something that could possibly be good for them AND delicious??

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway

Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway (Winner's Choice)
*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Just Born

Choopie Review and Giveaway!

*I received complimentary Citygrips and City hooks for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Have you ever stopped to think about how grimy and unsanitary your stroller handles are? Choopie has!  When NYC mom Camie became grossed out by the sticky, germ infested grip of her stroller, she came up with the idea for a grip cover that was soft, durable, washable and stylish!  Unable to find anything suitable on the market, she decided to make her own. With the success of Citygrips, Camie has been able to expand her line with Choopie to include the Soho Citybag and Cityhooks!