Monroe and Main Stunning Spring Fashions! #MMSpring



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Stunning Spring Fashions! #MMSpring

I love Spring – the warmer temps, flowers and sunshine.  While the first day of spring begins March 20th here in north Iowa it sometimes waits a little longer to thaw out and we begin with a more “white” spring than most.  That’s okay though with me. In fact I’m already starting my spring collection with some fun clothes I found over at Monroe and Main.


This outfit is so fun! I paired the Jenna Embroidered Tunic with the Lola Stretch Slim Jeans.  I know I’ve seen a lot of white the last few months but I’ve been wearing lots of dark clothes. These white jeans feel and look fresh and they’re very comfortable.


I’m able to run and jump with ease. The tunic is also very comfortable and I love that it can be worn as a casual outfit or dressed up depending on what you pair with it.


My husband told me I looked hot and that confirmed it – this is my new favorite outfit! Monroe Main have so many styles to choose from and they have a HUGE selection.  In celebration I’ve teamed up with them to give away a Stunning Spring prize package! But wait, there’s more! (I totally said that in a TV salesperson voice) There are 26 other bloggers giving away the same prize package. That means there will be 27 winners! You can enter on the rafflecopter below than tour the linky below that and see the other bloggers’ spring fashions and enter to win their prize pack!

$110 Prize Package Giveaway:


*Open to the US only. Ends March 2nd, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.

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The Paisley Hanger – My Favorite Online Boutique



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The Paisley Hanger

My Favorite Online Boutique


In college I had my favorite mall stores I used to love to shop in with my friends.  We always wanted to look cute and stay in style.  Now that I’m in my mid 30’s I still want to be in style, but my tastes have changed.  I can’t wear the same “cute clothes” that I used to and I’m not really ready to wear some of the older styles. I want clothes that are age appropriate but I still feel good and look good when I’m wearing them.


I was so excited to find the Paisley Hanger online!  It is an online boutique that has tops, dresses, skirts, accessories, and more!  I love that the clothes are cute (cute for a woman in her 30’s) and modest.  I also love the selection. They’re all very hip and in style.


I was visiting my family in Florida from Iowa this past Christmas and my sister was a little chilly. It was in the 70’s and she was cold, but I digress. Since I was in short sleeves and rather warm I offered her one of my jackets I brought down with me.


She immediately chose my Jade Accent Cardigan.  I had to ask for it back before I left too. It’s super comfy and has a great slimming effect.


I think the reason this boutique has such a great selection is the woman behind the boutique – Mandee.

I have always had a passion for fun, fashionable, trendy and affordable quality women’s clothing. As a mother, I think it goes without saying that we put our children first and ourselves last. Buying the “essentials” such as ball gloves, soccer cleats, LEGO’s, and everything else needed to raise 5 growing boys, I sometimes feel guilty when I look to purchase for myself (I am sure you mom’s can relate). And when I do take some mom time to go on a shopping adventure, I feel even more guilty when I look at the price tags on cute clothing.

So, to make a long story short, I came home one day and told my husband that I wanted to start an online store offering stylish women’s clothing without the price tags often found in box stores.

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I love the selection and I love the prices even more. It’s one of my favorite places to shop. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!

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Win a basq Beauty Products Prize Pack


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Sponsored by: basq nyc Hosted by: Powered by Mom

Read Powered by Mom’s review of this fabulous beauty set HERE

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They want you to enjoy taking care of yourself and know you need to trust the products you’re using. They use the highest quality, carefully selected ingredients they know deliver results.
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One lucky winner will receive a set of basq products that include the Cucumber Tea Eye Gel, the Fragrance Free Illipe Body Butter and the Lavender Mist beautifully packaged in a gold cosmetic bag.
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Azazie – For all Your Dress Needs



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Azazie – For all Your Dress Needs


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Every girl needs a really good dress. I have found, especially as I get a little bit older, that having a good dress is a necessity for me. I never know when there will be a semi formal or formal event or wedding that I’ll need to attend and I love having a go to dress. By good dress I mean one that fits and compliments my figure.  I just love the selection over at Azazie.

Azazie is on a mission reinvent the way you shop for special occasion dresses. We believe that everyone should own custom-made pieces that are of the highest quality and tailored for a perfect fit – all the while being affordable. Our unique platform matches your needs to the skilled craftsmanship of a small group of artisan tailors and ships that one-of-a-kind dress right to your door.

I chose the Azazie Rylee Bridesmaid Dress in the color “pool”.  It’s a beautiful dress and very flattering.

Style Rylee by Azazie is a knee-length A-line/princess bridesmaid dress in a gorgeous chiffon. The attractive dress features a halter neckline and zipper up back style. A playful bow detail on the dress makes it feminine, flirty and sweet. Azazie’s Rylee style comes in sizes 2-26W.

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One of my favorite features of shopping on their site is the fact that I can choose the color and actually see the dress in that color before making my decision.

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The dresses do not run true to US sizes. I would highly recommend following their size chart no matter how much different their size is to what you normally wear.

I am thrilled with the quality of the dress. This site is perfect for bridesmaids dresses, prom dresses, and a fantastic place to find your “go to” dress. You can also find bridal gowns and accessories on the site.

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Looking Good thanks to my InstaWave Automatic Curler



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Looking Good thanks to my InstaWave Automatic Curler #review

Looking Good thanks to my InstaWave Automatic Curler #review

I was very excited to try the curling iron. I love to curl my hair and right now I use a wand to do that.

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I use the wand because I love how easy it is and the curls they produce. One downfall to the wand is that sometimes I burn my hand. With the insta wave I won’t get burned again!

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It wraps the hair around the wand for you! I have to admit, although I was excited to try it, I was also so scared that my hair was going to be a tangled up, hot mess in this hot curling iron!

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Thankfully that wasn’t the case at all. It didn’t even come close to tangling my hair. It worked great! I will use it all the time! I will say that it works better for hair with some length. When I tried to do the short underparts of my hair it did not really work, but on the longer top parts of my hair it worked great! I love it!!

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If you curl your hair with a wand or curling iron it is time to try the ista wave, you won’t be disappointed!

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Win a Mia Tui Grace Handbag


Mia Tui Grace Handbag Giveaway

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This Mia Tui Grace Handbag is so classic and looks like it can hold quite a bit. We’re giving one away to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more about it and how you can win. Good luck!

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Now you have the chance to win the “Grace” handbag from Mia Tui (a $70 value).

The Grace bag has everything, and I mean everything, you want in a bag. It has a handy clip, to help find your keys quickly. It has a clear, easy-to-clean makeup pouch, and a place for your water bottle. It even has a cute wristlet that fits inside the bag, but that can be used alone too.

I think you’ll be crazy about this bag! Check out this silver bag with the pink lining–such a fun pop of color.

Mia Tui -- a Bag for All Reasons Review and Giveaway PLUS a Discount!Mia Tui‘s bags are not only functional, but well-made and come in several styles, colors, and sizes so there is definitely one for everybody. If you need a bag that will carry a laptop, need a weekend bag, or a diaper bag, Mia Tui has what you’re looking for.

Check out the full review of the Mia Tui Grace handbag here.

And, take a look at this short video to see how much you can fit in this bag. It shows you much better than I can tell you in words. By the way, with everything this bag can carry, it is not bulky!

Right now, you can take an extra 15% off any Mia Tui bag with our exclusive code: momswhosave at checkout. Don’t miss out on this limited time discount.

This handbag would make an excellent gift for any woman on your holiday shopping list or treat yourself to a new bag for the new year!

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You can also win a new Mia Tui Grace handbag here in your choice of color. (It’s a $70 value.) Just enter on the easy Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck everyone!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18 years old and older.




Win a Julep Snow Crystals Set {RV $69}



 Julep Snow Crystals Set Giveaway

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Hosted by: Diary of a Determined Momma

Sponsored by: Madame Amrose Fashion and Nail Art

I love nail polish and make up and I really love dressing up.  I think the colors in the Julep Snow Crystals Set are just beautiful! One lucky reader will be receiving a set of their own! Read on to find out more and how you can win. Good luck!

The holidays are a mix of wonderful feelings, time with people we care about, and a little load of stress while we try to make it all work together (and in time). We’d like to let one lucky winner take home this nail art and pampering set from Julep. Julep nail polish is used in a lot of the easy DIY nail art tutorials on and their color catalog is ever-expanding. Every woman deserves a nice holiday manicure this time of year. This special “Snow Crystals” set, worth $69, includes:

  • Brilliance Glycolic Hand Scrub
  • “Shenae” nail polish – shimmery pastel mint green
  • “Holly” nail polish – glittery green
  • Crystal Nail File

If you’re new to Julep and want to try them out while you’re waiting to see if you won, you can get a $58 box of polish and makeup from them for free by using the code TREAT right here.

This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US through December 22, 2014. Enter using the form below and Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Open only to residents of the continental US ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Youtube. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Win a Mia Mariu Prize Pack – 10 Winners



Win a Mia Mariu Prize Pack – 10 Winners

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Sponsored by: Mia Mariu Hosted by: Powered by Mom

I love dressing up and I love my Mia Mariu lipstick! It’s my favorite. I love the color and the way my lips feel with it on. Have you tried Mia? Here’s your chance to! We’re giving away a Mia Mariu Prize Pack to TEN lucky readers!! Read on to find out more. Good luck!

Create Your Glamorous Look for the Holidays with Mia Mariu! Mineral make-up, skin care and more Mia Mariu has what you need to help you feel beautiful inside and out! Better yet Mia Mariu wants everyone out there to try their amazing products so here’s a fabulous giveaway!
You can share the amazing products of Mia Mariu with your loved ones and right now until the new year you can save 20% OFF your entire order by using promo code JOLLY20. They have some fabulous lip glosses, eye shadows, wellness products, skin care and fragrances!
10 lucky winners can choose a shadow duo, lipstick or lip gloss and a blush or bronzer along with eyeliner and mascara! That’s over $500 in prizes in total wow!

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I Sparkled at #DWTS thanks to Cate & Chloe


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I Sparkled at #DWTS thanks to Cate & Chloe

I Sparkled at #DWTS thanks to Cate & Chloe #review

Have you been watching Dancing with the Stars this season? I have and it’s been a really close competition to win the mirrorball and the three left are my favorites.  I was able to attend a live show a few weeks ago. It was such an amazing experience; one I won’t ever forget.

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When I found out about the trip knew that I needed a fabulous outfit to wear. I knew there was even the possibility of being seen on TV! (I was seen on TV and it was pretty cool).  I knew that I also needed the perfect jewelry to complete my look.

I knew that I would find the perfect jewelry over at Cate & Chloe. They are one of my favorite places to buy my jewelry and they were right choice once again.

The visionaries of Cate & Chloe began the company with one simple clear concept in mind: to create stylish yet affordable jewelry women could wear every day. In the fast paced world we all live in it is often times hard to find time or money to have that perfect jewelry piece or accessory for that special occasion or just simply to wear confidently around town. Most importantly the visionaries wanted to ensure that every piece is hand selected to ensure it meets the standards of the C&C vision for stylish design.

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I went with the Mary “Motherly” Earrings. I love the classic and simple look of elegance and I really love the way they pick up the light and sparkle.

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I had to go with the matching necklace as well.

I received so many compliments when I wore the set and I am always finding a reason to wear them even now.  They have so many choices you can find something for everyone!

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Ultra Pure Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway



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We’re giving away a Ultra Pure Mineral Cosmetics prize pack to one lucky reader! Just enter on the link below!  Good luck!

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My Red Carpet Look for #BigHero6Event



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Can you believe that I’m heading to Los Angeles in only 3 days?! I am beyond excited and wanted to share with you my red carpet look!  I went with red, white, and black to match Big Hero 6.

My dress is from Abbey Post.  Growing up I have always had issues with dresses. My measurements are an exact hour glass shape and if a dress fits in one place it usually doesn’t fit in another.  All their dresses are made to order. Not only are they made to order, but you can customize details like the neckline, sleeve, and length.   I love the whole concept of the site because women are shaped differently.

Since I’ll be on the red carpet I will want to sparkle and shine so my jewelry is from Cate & Chloe.   I wore them last year on the red carpet and they’re my #1 choice when comes to jewelry. Their jewelry is classic and gorgeous.

I can’t wait to walk the red carpet and share the experience with you! Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram because I will be sharing with you in real time!

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Win a Trind Natural Nail Care Prize Pack {$90 RV}


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Sponsored by Trind and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her fashionable blogger friends!

About Trind:

Trind is Europe’s most trusted and respected line of hand and nail care products. They are known globally as experts with 25 years of expertise. Founded in the Netherlands, Trind is an expert in the natural care of nails, hands, and feet.
Their unique products are made from high quality ingredients, which nourish and strengthen the nails as well as stimulate growth. They provide visibly better condition of nails and cuticles, resulting in stronger and more beautiful nails.
The Trind nail care lineup includes nail polishes in fun and trendy colours. But the backbone of the line is their nail care system that will transform the health of your nails.


Trind Nail Tips: The Bare Manicure With Trind
Healthy nails are gorgeous nails. Use Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam and Trind Nail Repair and your bare nails will be beautiful nails. This Dream Team gives you nails that don’t need to be covered up.
Use Trind Extra Mild Cuticle Remover and Trind Cuticle Repair Balsam to maintain your cuticles. Healthy cuticles mean strong, healthy nails.
Use the patented Trind Professional Glass Nail File to shape your nails. The laser grit seals as it files, to help prevent chipping and peeling. Keep your nails on the shorter side, and gently round the edges.
Your secret weapon for the Bare Manicure is Trind Nail Brightener. This is like a french manicure in a bottle! It makes your nails brighter, with the white parts whiter. Use a white nail pencil under the tips to further highlight the ends. That’s all you need to get that manicured look in a fraction of the time. It’s easy to maintain, too!
Invest the time to make your nails their healthiest and you won’t need a polish manicure.

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Heavily perfumed lotions and hand sanitizers contain a high amount of alcohol, which leads to nails breaking or chipping because of dehydration.
Wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using household cleaners. If dish soap can remove baked on grease just imagine what it’s doing to your hands and nails.
If you are removing and reapplying polish more than once or twice a week, be sure to apply Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam first. Using too much polish remover too often can dry out your nails. Always use acetone free polish remover.
Take the 14-day challenge with the Trind Moist & Shiny Kit, and you’ll see your nails improve. These products are a Dream Team that will give you back the nails you were born with.
After improving your nails with the Trind Moist & Shiny Kit, Trind Nail Repair can be used as a very reliable base coat if used no more than once a week.
Getting a hand massage will increase circulation and stimulate quicker nail growth.

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The Giveaway:

One lucky reader will win:

  1. Trind Moist & Shiny Kit (Nail Magic Buffer, Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and Nail Repair) designed to give you strong, healthy nails in as little as 2 weeks. This is one of Trind’s best sellers for women who need to repair those dry brittle nails that just won’t grow.
  2. 3 Caring Colors nail polishes in a gorgeous fall color lineup – Red Shimmer, Dark Tan, and Deep Blue Shimmer
  3. A beautiful black patent leather look makeup bag

The giveaway is open to US and Canada, 18+
The giveaway ends 11/13 at 1159p est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!
There is a limit of 1 prize per winner across all the blogs participating in this giveaway- a person can only win 1 prize package.

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Win a Maggie Bags Betty Bag



Maggie Bags Betty Bag Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Maggie Bags and Hosted by Powered by Mom Blog and a fabulous group of bloggers

We’re giving one lucky reader this awesome Maggie Bags Betty Bag! You even get to choose your color. Read on to find out more. Good luck!

About Maggie Bags

The Maggie Bags™ legacy began with our parent company, Adrian’s, Inc., launching Tennessee Webbing Products in 1991. Tennessee Webbing has kept millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills since they began operation. Here at Maggie Bags™, our mission has always been to do our part for the environment. Maggie Bags is doing their part while also providing it’s customers with vibrant, practical, fun and a variety of goregous totes and handbags.

The Betty Bag features a striking vertical pattern across the center. The Betty Bag stays sleek with its adjustable, crossbody strap. It also has four exterior zipper pockets – two on each side, as well as a zippered interior pocket, cell phone and pen pockets.
How would you like to have one of these Betty Bags? We are excited to bring you that chance with an awesome Giveaway!
But, if you just can’t wait to see if you’ve one, you can find them at Maggie Bags. Right now, through 11/20/2014, you can save 20% on everything (except for clearance) by using discount code: FALLPBM

One lucky reader will win a Maggie Bags Betty Bag in their choice of color (based on availibility)

Giveaway ends 11/01/14 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck!

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Walking Pretty in my Jambu Brighton Boots



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Walking Pretty in my Jambu Brighton Boots

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Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping. We were in the lower 30’s this weekend and had a 50% chance of snow. It didn’t snow but it was cold. I love pulling out my boots and wearing them during fall and winter.  One of my favorite pairs of shoes are my Brighton Boots from Jambu.  Aren’t they pretty?!

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I love that they are great for dressing up an outfit or a casual get together.  They’re very comfortable too.  I love the platform sole. I’m on heels but they’re very easy to walk in. I’ve received so many compliments when I wear them.

Jambu empowers people to love their journey through life.

Inspired by the beauty and mystique of the rainforest, Jambu is designed to guide you in style and comfort on your next personal journey – at home or across the globe – so choose the scenic route.

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They’re basically a one stop shop for all your shoe needs.  You can find footwear for men, women and kids and they have more than just boots. Check them out!

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