Welcome to the Nigiri Sushi Baby Gift Giveaway sponsored by Yummy Baby Gifts and hosted by The Parenting Patch! The Nigiri Sushi gift set from Yummy Baby Gifts is an adorable and unique gift to give to an expectant mother. Decorated and packaged to resemble Japanese sushi takeout, the gift set is a super cute alternative to more traditional diaper cakes. Plus, the washcloths and socks are incredibly practical for a new parent. If you are looking for a distinctive baby shower gift for a mama-to-be, Heather at The Parenting Patch highly recommends the Nigiri Sushi gift set from Yummy Baby Gifts. For more information, check out her full Nigiri Sushi Baby Gift Review. One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 will win one (1) Nigiri Sushi gift set in the color of your choice valued at $19.95 from Yummy Baby Gifts. To enter for your chance to win the Nigiri Sushi Baby Gift Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway The Nigiri Sushi Baby Gift Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America. The Nigiri Sushi Baby Gift Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on May 1, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Okay, so Easter is just a few days away. You've probably got your Easter baskets made, eggs dyed, and the Sunday best outfits cleaned, ironed and ready to wear. On Easter Sunday, we will be heading to the Cleveland area to have a nice brunch with my Dad and stepmom, my 90-something year old Papa and tons of aunts, uncles and cousins. After we're done with that, we will be heading home for an Easter egg hunt and other activities.
Just like Easter egg hunts, Peeps seem to be a lasting Easter tradition. After all, who can resist cute and colorful marshmallow chicks? I remember enjoying Peeps when I was younger, and now my kids will be making their own Peeps memories. (Hopefully these memories will go far beyond "blowing them up" in the microwave, which is something my brother liked to do with his Peeps on Easter!)
Peeps have come a long, long way since I was a kid. They offer a whole lot more than just marshmallow chicks. A whole lot more. I received a very nice assortment of Peeps products to check out for myself, and I'd love to share some of the fun varieties with you.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Okay, so Mother Nature is clearly on drugs. We've had a few absolutely gorgeous days here in NE Ohio, and this morning, we woke up to snow. (How does that even happen?!) Even if the temperatures are flip-flopping like crazy, it doesn't change the fact that pretty soon, it will be time to break out those bathing suits.
If you're like me, the thought of squeezing into a little spandex suit might elicit more than a little bit of dread. After having 3 c-sections, I have this annoying belly pooch that drives me absolutely insane and makes me want to avoid the beach or pool. Of course when you have kids who love swimming and playing in the water, you have to just accept the fact that the swimsuit will be a wardrobe staple during the warmer months, whether you like it or not.
Still, it doesn't hurt to try and get in the best physical shape possible before breaking out those short shorts, summer dresses and swimsuits. After a long and insanely cold winter, I know I have packed on 10lbs that certainly weren't invited. Now it's time to get rid of them, hopefully once and for all.
Anyone who knows me knows I hate exercise. If I get sweaty or if something hurts, I turn into a big baby. Still, I force myself to get on the treadmill 5 times a week since physical activity is super important for a healthy lifestyle. I'm not 18 anymore, after all. I need to keep my metabolism going at a good rate for burning away the extra pounds.
I also help curb the urge to munch on unhealthy snacks by using supplements from Re-Body®. Their Meratrim supplements and Saffron Hunger Chews are a powerful ally in the battle against unwanted fat.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way. ***
Spring is finally here! I think. Maybe. Here in Ohio, you never really can be sure. In fact, the forecast is calling for possible snow tomorrow. How does that even happen in mid-April?! I'm not sure I'll ever get used to Ohio weather patterns!
Anyway, regardless of what drugs Mother Nature seems to be on this year, spring is technically here. To celebrate, we have already started cooking out. We absolutely love grilling season, and spend a ton of time on our deck when the weather permits.
We actually had our first official cookout of the year yesterday, and this time, it was extra special. You see, while Daddy worked his magic on the grill, Sophie and Xander got to whip up some juicy steaks and sweet ears of corn, too!
No, I do not allow preschool aged children to actually cook on a scalding hot grill. That would be insane and borderline neglect. (Or maybe not so borderline...) Sophie and Xander have a grill of their own! The Step2 Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Grill, available exclusively at Toys R Us, offers a very realistic grilling experience for apprentice grill-masters!