July 31, 2014

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review and Giveaway #GetNoticed

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash

As a Purex Insider, I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to review the Dial Coconut Water Body Wash.  Purex sent me the refreshing mango scent to try for free (no other compensation was provided).  Check out my thoughts and then come back over to the blog later toAND enter the Dial Coconut Water coupon giveaway.

July 29, 2014

Beat the Heat at Shipwreck Island Waterpark at Adventure Landing.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark Adventure Landing #flblogger

Living in Florida, we're always trying to find ways to beat the heat.  I don't handle the heat well and my kiddo gets extremely sweaty, so we don't spend much time outdoors in the summer.  By providing you information about Shipwreck Island Waterpark, I may be compensated with tickets to visit the water park to provide a future review thanks to Adventure Landing and US Family Guide.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark is located at the Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  I've never been, but I've heard good things about it.  The water park offers the following:

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa: Our Experience

Last week, I posted about my decision to take a 4 hour trip to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa.  This week, I wanted to tell you how the trip went and give you my overall impression of the aquarium.  In general, my young daughter of almost 3 was ecstatic, while I was on the fence about our visit the whole time.  Interested to hear about our experience?

July 28, 2014

100 FREE Pampers Gifts to Grow Points

Join Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards program and receive 100 free points toward your purchase of Pampers goods.   This is a great offer for new parents and those with babies in diapers.  I've enjoyed racking up points on Pampers and being rewarded with free stuff.

Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program

Join Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards program for your 100 free points.

Don't forget to share this post with your new mommy friends to make sure they're earning rewards for their purchases too!  They'll thank you for it.

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Giveaway: The Beachin' Event over $800 in Prizes

The Beachin' Event #giveaway

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!  These prizes are great for the whole family, including the family dog!

July 24, 2014

How to Make Money Online or Buy Professional Services Cheap: Fiverr

As a SAHM and a woman who was accustomed to making her own money before becoming a mom, it can be uneasy feeling when you don't contribute to the household income.  Coming up on 3 years of being a SAHM, I'm always looking for small ways to make a few dollars from home.  Please be advised that this post contains an affiliate link that, should you decide to follow and use, will generate a few cents to support my blogging efforts.  My opinions are not swayed by compensation and I genuinely try to bring you content that you can use and appreciate.

If you are anything like me, and looking to make a few extra dollars, I highly recommend trying Fiverr!  I've been using Fiverr for almost a year and really enjoy the freedom of gigs I can create.  If you're new to Fiverr, let me clue you in on some advice for beginners.

July 23, 2014

Print Awesome Toy Coupons

Have you gotten these great toy and game coupons available?  Whether you need to pick up a birthday gift, baby shower gift, or want to stock up on some fun toys for little ones for Christmas, these coupons include some CUTE classics!  Get your printable coupons for toys here:

July 22, 2014

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa: Pre-Visit

The Florida Aquarium Tampa

I decided to take my daughter on an overnight trip to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, FL.  The decision to take a trip, just the two of us, was prompted by the fact we were missing out on a trip to Dallas, TX that we'd been somewhat planning for a couple months.  Hubby's work moved back his work trip and it conflicted with schedules so we had to call off the family vacation part of the plan.  I was disappointed because there's a great aquarium in Dallas that I couldn't wait to visit.

So, I wanted to make up for it by taking a nearly 4 hour trip to the Tampa aquarium.  The idea of travelling alone with my toddler was a little nerve wracking, but decided to try it anyway.  I'll be doing a follow up post about our experience, but I wanted to share why I chose The Florida Aquarium in Tampa in case you are looking for some kid-friendly summer activities in Florida.

July 16, 2014

My Top 5 Must Have Items for Pre-K Back to School

I am being compensated for this post to show you some of my favorite Back to School items at Zulily.  While this is a form of advertising, compensation does not sway my opinion of products.  By clicking any links, you are only charged for purchases you make and will never pay more for those purchases, but you will be helping to support the blogging efforts of Ivy's Variety.

back to school deals at Zulily

Are you eagerly preparing for your kids to go back to school?  What are your must have supplies?  I got busy looking at Zulily and I loved what they offered for back to school supplies!  Here's my top 5 list of back to school supplies if I was preparing Shelby for Pre-K.  Even though she isn't going anywhere, there are certainly a few I'd still consider purchasing for use at home.

July 15, 2014

8 Things I'm Learning About Life With an Auto-Immune Disorder

You know what?  I'm sick. Not just today, sometimes, or on the rare occasion, but every day ... sick.  I found out at the end of 2013 that I had an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.  The reason I want to share my story with you is because I've begun to realize a few things about life and motherhood since being diagnosed with and being "treated" for this disease.  Life and motherhood hasn't been remotely close to what I pictured, and it's taking me some time to come around to accepting it (and I'm still working on it).  In the process, I'm learning a few things about life that I never really gave much thought to.