If you are looking for stilletto recommendations, you are in the wrong place. I need to be able to run after my kids without falling on my face. Want to know your smartphone's metapix? Sorry. I only write about whether it can survive 5 minutes in the hands of my kids.
I’m in love, love, love with a piece of “Mom” jewelry that I recently got from StudioJewel.
I get stopped all the time. I would stop a fellow Mom if I saw this on her wrist as it is really a different take on common handmade Mom jewelry. I love those pieces, but this adds to the fun & fab factor.
Artist Lisa Lehmann is the creative genius behind StudioJewel. Her eye for beauty and out-of-the-box design reflects brilliantly with her use of leather and metals. Every piece is made by hand using 100% recycled metal to transform the piece into a wearable art: modern and classic; meaningful and natural.
The piece you select comes in a fabulous box.
And every piece on her site is customizable. For example, this piece showcased on her website is shown with a cross. Lisa took the concept and placed two discs with my children’s name on one side and birth dates on the other. Making the bracelet into a meaningful and natural, modern and classic piece of Mom jewelry.
The cool thing about this piece is that it can also be worn as a necklace too. Making it very versatile! And it is easy to add additional discs too.
So if you know a new Mom or Mom-to-be who has a fabulous sense of style, consider (seriously consider) gifting one of these.
As a blogger, there are four electronic items that I need to have to make my job work easily and seamlessly.
1. A laptop. For on the go blogging. Especially the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
2. A smartphone. For on the go social media connections. Like the Samsung Galaxy S III
3. A camera. For fabulous pictures for various blog projects. The Nikon D800 is photo ready.
4. A tablet. For late night blog reading. Consider the Google Nexus 7.
Click on the image below to learn more about why these four electronics are blogging must-haves.
If you are looking for a gymini or a playmat with the ability to add toys, move them around, with an adjustable arch, large play surface, soft padding and stimulating colors, all in one product, then definitely check out the TinyLove Gymini Move & Play.
I registered three years ago for the Gymini Monkey Island, and I loved it for my first baby. But this Gymini Move & Play (or Gymini Tiny Princess Move and Play) is even better. Here’s what I love about it.
I really can’t say enough about it. It’s fantastic.
Traveling as a family has added complications compared to when traveling for business or as a couple. The primary consideration is feeding a family of four (or more), and if you have a baby, add in breast milk and formula considerations. Sharing a room means you are subject to your kids’ schedules. No watching TV or chatting once the lights go out. So you’re crowded out of a traditional hotel room and spending a fortune on restaurants.
There is one big reason (though there are lots as I mentioned in this post) that staying in a Residence Inn makes sense if you are a family: the kitchen. Large refrigerators, microwaves, stove top and even a dishwasher. Plus, having breakfast or packing lunches can save you money – making the expensive souvenirs more affordable. But don’t worry – you can still feel like you are on vacation. Residence Inn staff will do the grocery shopping for you and will load and unload the dishwasher. They even have laundry facilities so no going home with a pile of laundry or having to pack 20 baby onesies because of possible spit ups and blowouts. So you can go on vacation and still feel like you are getting a vacation – a rare feat when you have kids.