Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have been out of the loop for a week or so. My Internet has been giving us fits and my baby girl is teething and it has just been CRAZY in this part of the world. Things has kind of gotten back to normal so I am back :)

In the time I have been gone my little monkey has been keeping me quit busy. She now is at the stage where she is getting bored very easily so we constantly have to change scenery. I love playing with her because now she is so much more interactive. It is just crazy how fast time is going by and how quickly she is growing.

She is 5 months old today and already sitting up! She is just getting so big. She LOVES to eat. We usually give her big chunks of apples or broccoli at dinner time and she loves to eat with us.

Being a mom has been such a blessing. My life feels so complete with her in my life. I just am very blessed and happy :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My big baby!

Earlier in the week my baby had her wellness check and her shots. I hate watching her get shots, but she only had to get two this time so it was not as bad.

She weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds 2 oz! She is also 25 3/4 inches long. She is a big girl and growing so fast I wish it would slow down. She is wearing 9-12 month clothes and size 2 shoes. She sits up for about 5 minutes at a time and LOVES to jump in her jumperoo. I love my little girl with all my heart. She is so fun and I love that I get to spend all day everyday with her.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mattie Belle Headband Review/ Giveaway!

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE putting hair bows in Little Miss's hair. It is very rare for us to leave the house without one. I started buying them as soon as I found out I was having a girl. I just love matching them to outfits and making her look so girly.

I was recently lucky enough to get to sample a headband from the Mattie Belle shop. Jessamyn makes FABULOUS headbands for little ones. All of the headbands she sells are handmade and they truly are wonderful quality.

Here is the GREAT headband Little Miss received.

I was very impressed. It is very different than any headband I have seen in local stores. The fabric is a jersey knit, with a white fabric flower, and a pink felt flower. Jessamyn uses some great vintage fabrics in her designs and the headbands always have added pieces to make them extra girly. (which I love)

Her prices are very reasonable for the quality of the product. Not only does she make headbands for little girls but she also has adult sizes available too! I definitely recommend these headbands to anyone with a little girl or any adult wanting to add a little bit of jazz to your wardrobe.

WIN IT!!!!

 Mattie Belle is offering one of my readers their very own headband from her shop!

To enter visit Mattie Belle and tell me another product that you like. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE ANY OTHER ENTRIES COUNT!

Extra Entries!!
You can do any or all of these for extra entries. Be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure each comment includes your email :)

1) Follow my blog via GFC for TWO extra entries.
2) Follow me on https://twitter.com/#!/TheMamaReviews for TWO extra entries.
3) Like Mattie Belle on facebook for TWO extra entries!
4) Tweet about this giveaway for An extra entry each day!
5) Blog about this giveaway and link it back here for FIVE extra entries.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m on Feb 2nd. The winner will be chosen at random. Once notified, the winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

This contest is open to the U.S only!

Friday, January 13, 2012

5 Question Friday!

Mama M over at My Little Life host 5 question Friday every Friday. This week she has Kate hosting for her while she is on vacation. So go check them both out and link up!

1) What is the last thing you bought yourself?
   I finally broke down and bought myself some new makeup. I have been going without a lot of things because I hate spending money on myself because Little Miss is just so much more fun to buy for. I could not take it anymore and had to buy some new makeup though :)

2) What is your favorite meal on a cold winter day?
    I love my grandmas Vegetable soup.... better than any I have ever  tasted!!!

3) Have you started looking at swimsuits for this year, and do you buy a new one every year?
    Last year I did not swim at all because I felt like a beached whale. I got HUGE in my last months of pregnancy and the last thing I wanted to do was try to find a suit that fit. This year Little Miss and I are doing Mommy and tot swim lesson so I have to find a good one. I have not started looking yet, it scares me.

4) If you could be any candy what would you be and why?
   Definitely sour patch kids. I have a sweet side and a sour side. :)

5) What are you most passionate about?
     Definitely my family. I want to be the best wife and mother I could possibly be. I want Little Miss to grow up in a loving home never feeling like she has an angry family, or a family who does not love her. I NEVER ever want her or my husband to question my love for them. they are my heart and soul and my passion.

* Bonus Question: What is your favorite thing to pin on Pinterest?
   I love pinning photography ideas for Little Miss. Photography is my secret obsession.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Country Bob Giveaway Winners!!

Congratulations to the winners of the Country Bob giveaway. Deb126 and Jerseygirl137! You have 24 hours to respond!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Aloha Friday


According to An Island Life:

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."

My question for you is:
If you could make a New Years resolution that would be impossible to keep, what would it be?

Head on over to Island Life and ask your own question!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: silly

This totally shows little miss at her finest. She is silly like this all day everyday. I love it.

Awaiting Ada Taggie review!

   Little Miss never really has had what we call a "lovey." She likes to hold onto her burp cloths and chew on them but never had a special one.
   Recently I was given the opportunity to review a taggie blanky from Awaiting Ada. I have always wanted to get one for Little Miss, but never found one I truly liked.
   Skyler at Awaiting Ada choose a cute pink taggie for Little Miss. It has minky fabric on one side and that makes it very soft and cuddly. Unlike the taggie blankets you find at stores, this one has the tags all the way around it to make it easy for the baby to find.

Little Miss absolutely loves this blanky! She chews on it, hugs it, and just holds it. She holds it tight while sleeping, and it calms her if she awakes during the night. I love that she loves it so much.

Skyler has all kinds of cute fabrics available, so you are sure to find one you like. She also offers regular sized blankets, adorable onesie dresses, and cute button earrings. Her store is full of great things for your baby.

Go check her out, you will be glad you did.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Country Bob Review/Giveaway!!!

When I was given the opportunity to try Country Bob's all purpose sauce I was really excited. I had heard from a few of my family members how good it was, but never got around to trying it. When I first heard and saw Country Bob's, I thought it was just a steak sauce. I was VERY wrong. This sauce is amazing on hamburgers, and pork chops, and chicken.

When I received my 2 bottles in the mail I also received some information on the company. What really caught my eye was on their business card they display proudly "Christ is our CEO" I love finding good Christian companies. I love the way the company was started as well.
"In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table."

This sauce is an all around good sauce. If you head over the Country Bobs they have some really great recipes! I give this 2 thumbs up :)

2 of my readers will have a chance to EACH win 2 bottles of Country Bob's all purpose sauce!!!
*Mandatory entry must be completed for additional entries to count.

Mandatory Entry
You must be a follower of my blog :) It's that simple!

1) Visit Country Bob's and tell me a recipe you would love to try!
2) Like Country Bob's on Facebook
3) Blog about the giveaway
4) Comment on any of my other blog post.

The giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. on 1/11/12. 2 winners will be chosen at random by random.org.
Each winner must respond within 24 hrs or a new winner will be chosen.
Be sure to leave your email with each post!