Mary Helen Clothing for Girls | Review + A 15% off Discount #FallFashion

Disclosure: I received the following items mentioned in this post at no cost from Mary Helen Clothing, to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. 

When it comes to clothing, I am always keeping my eye out for the cutest outfits for my daughter. There is just something special about finding and buying little girl's outfits that are so stinkin adorable! I recently was introduced to Mary Helen Clothing, and they have the most simple yet elegant clothing outfits and accessories for little girls. We were sent an outfit to review with my 6 year old daughter and I love everything about both the top and bottoms!


Alice ~ Girl's Lace Top:
Elegant, sweet, sophisticated and girly! Add some cream lace to your little ladies fall wardrobe with this textured boutique top. This top has a beautiful soft pale pink cotton lining with a lace overlay and gold confetti dot long sleeves!!  Turn around and find a button keyhole closure that adds that extra feminine touch that every girl wants this fall! Whether your girl is wearing this top back to school, on a play date or out to a birthday party she will never tire of this trendy top! 

The top is so unique and fun for several reasons. I love the two uses of two different fabrics- lace and cotton, and I just LOVE the soft pink and cream colors together. I truly think these colors are "year round" and can really be worn for any occasion. I love the button keyhole closure in the back and think it makes this top all the more beautiful and elegant. My daughter looks "grown up" in this top and really loves it! It's comfortable, washes/drys great and looks fabulous on her.

Alaina ~ Knee Patch Leggings:
You will love these girls pale pink jersey boutique leggings with heart lace knee patches! They will keep your little fashionista warm and comfy this fall and winter. 
I love these leggings! My daughter is very slim and petite for her age so she mostly wears leggings all the time. When I saw the cute hearts on the knees I think we both fell in love with this pair of leggings! They of course match perfectly with the Alice top and fit my daughter very well. We did go with both a size 5 in the top and bottoms for my daughter since she is slim and petite, and they fit her very nicely-- this outfit will definitely last her through all of the Winter.


To top off this outfit, I'm on a search for some cute tan or brown ankle or tall boots for my daughter-- I think that will be perfect! Overall, we are in love with the outfit. The cotton material is soft, the colors are great and we love the overall look of elegance! My daughter loves wearing this outfit, and especially loved showing it off to our family and friends.

Connect: Stay connoted with Mary Helen Clothing on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Buy: You can buy the Alice top for $49.00 and the Alaina leggings for $32.00 on Mary Helen's website. Use the promo code 15foryoumom for 15% off your order!


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Enjoy Life Foods ~ No Nuts! Seed & Fruit Mixes | Review + A Baked Apple Oatmeal Recipe

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Do you have a child that has a life threatening food allergy? As you may know, our daughter has a severe peanut allergy, so we avoid peanuts (and tree nuts for now) at all costs. Being that I grew up loving peanuts and peanut butter, one of the foods I sometimes crave and miss is trail mix. I was recently introduced to Enjoy Life Foods' No Nuts! Seed and Fruit Mix and since we love Enjoy Life Foods (not only for being peanut and tree nut free, but also because they have great tasting foods), we decided to give their 2 Seed and Fruit Mixes a try.


The Seed and Fruit mix comes in two yummy mixes. While they are both so good, my personal favorite is the Mountain Mambo because it has chocolate chips in it. Both are perfect for people with nut allergies and makes a great school-safe classroom snack.

Beach Bash: A yummy medley of sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, dried pineapple, apricots and cranberries, Beach Bash® belongs with you at the shore, on the trail or on the go.

Mountain Mambo: Made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), fruit and mini chocolate chips, our nut-free trail mix is both wholesome and delicious.

My daughter and I have really been enjoying both mixes and definitely recommend them! The seeds have a nice crunch to them like nuts do, but are completely nut free! We decided to add some of the Mountain Mambo mix to a Baked Apple Oatmeal recipe I make every Fall and Winter, and it turned out great! See the recipe below.


I cut this recipe in half when just making it for 4 people.

Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2 apples (peeled, diced bite size)
3/4 cup No Nuts! Seed and Fruit Mix (I used Mountain Mambo)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish. 
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. **If making half of the recipe, check at 25-30 minutes.



My family just loves this breakfast meal! I like to make it the day or night before, then heat each serving up in a bowl in the microwave to make it warm. To make it a little more moist, I always add a splash of milk over top of it!

Adding the Seed and Fruit mix was just pure genius! It adds a little crunchy texture to each bite and makes this oatmeal recipe all the more yummy! Almost too yummy (if that is such a thing)!!




Let us know if you make this recipe, and what you think of it! We think you'll LOVE it!


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Buy It: You can buy each of these No Nuts! Seed and Fruit Mix on the Enjoy Life Foods website or use that same link to find a local retailer and online retailer near you.

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Comfortable Living with the Extra Wide Pillowtop Recliner from BrylaneHome

Disclosure: I received the following item from BrylaneHome at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced. 


For some time now, my husband and I have been wanting a nice big reclining chair for our bedroom. We always thought it would be neat to place one in the one open corner we have in our bedroom, along with a lamp to have a nice reading spot. I recently came across an Extra Wide Pillowtop Recliner on BrylaneHome's website and thought this particular recliner would be perfect for us. BrylaneHome sent me this recliner to review and we are excited to tell you our thoughts about it!


When our new recliner arrived at our home, my kids got to see the biggest shipment box they have ever seen! They were very curious to see what was inside and I could not wait to open it to see our new recliner!

The recliner itself came in 4 pieces, and I have to say it was very easy to put together. I put the bottom piece (the part you sit on) on the floor and took the back of the recliner (the part you rest back on) and easily slid it into place, attaching it to the bottom piece. I of course had to use force to push the back of the recliner into the bottom part of the recliner and was able to get it all to click into place very easily. Once you have the chair put into place, there is a flap that goes down in the back, which closes by velcro. I then was able to attach the left and right side of the pillow-top to the chair. I did have a little trouble with the right side going in at first and thought I needed to add more force, but then realized I didn't line it up correctly. Which after realigning it, it then slid in very smoothly-- I had an ah-ha moment!

About the Extra Wide Pillowtop Recliner:
  --Supports up to 400-lbs
  --Dimensions: 41"H x 38"W x 32½"D
  --Faux leather with a burnished look and contrast stitching
  --23"W Seat (18½"H from floor)
  --PU/PVC/foam/metal/MDF
  --Spot clean



The above pictures simply show the pillow top from the back view (left picture) and the chair in normal position.

The comfort level of this chair I would say is an 9 out of 10. I think once we break it in like any new piece of furniture, it will become even more comfortable. Reclining the chair is very easy to do-- we have not had any issues. For being a new piece of furniture I was expecting some residence to the recline, but there isn't any at all.

I love how far back the recliner can go-- one can easily fall asleep on the this chair, especially if they like to lean back far. Also, I am one that cannot sit for long because of quickly developing minor back pain, but I have found myself several times sitting in this recliner for quite a while getting wrapped up in a book and have had no pain, soreness or any discomfort at all!


The only thing I wish I could change about this recliner is to have the foot rest longer. I'm 5'5" tall and my feet do hang over when in the reclining position...not that it is uncomfortable, just a small detail I would change if I could.

Overall, my husband and I are in love with this chair! I love how oversized it is and can have my two kids sit in it with me, snuggle up and watch a movie and also read bedtime stories in. If you are looking for a recliner that is easy to put together, looks great and will not hurt your wallet, I definitely recommend this recliner from BrylaneHome!


Buy: You can buy the Extra Wide Pillowtop Recliner on BrylaneHome's online store for $699.99, currently on sale for $349.99

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Bamboo Towels from ECO Cloth Diaper | Guest Review + A Giveaway

Disclosure: Jessica from IHeart-Motherhood received the following items mentioned in this post at no cost to facilitate her review. All opinions are her own. 



Last year I tried on my first Bamboo product, it was a women's shirt & quickly became my favorite go-to tee. Ever since then, I've loved how soft & comfortable Bamboo products were. I was recently introduced to ECO Cloth Diapers & was eager to give Bamboo Bath Towels a try!

ECO Cloth Diaper is a new company run by a full time mother who lives in China. Sherry made the switch to cloth diapers shortly after her daughter was born & now sells affordable cloth diapers, Bamboo towels, wet dry diaper bags & more!


It was love at first sight with my children's new bath towels. These Bamboo Bath Towels are amazingly soft & hypoallergenic, and they contain 100% organic Bamboo with no synthetics. They measure 70 cm X 140 cm & are highly water absorbent as well as fast drying!


After both of my children had baths, I handed each of them their new Bamboo Bath Towels from ECO Cloth Diaper. At first my daughter asked me if it was a baby blanket, she said "Mom, it's too soft to be a towel". My children dried off & we hung the towels up to dry, not only did the towels do a better job absorbing the water off my kids than their previous towels, I went back into the bathroom about an hour later & the towels were already dry!


I absolutely love our new Bamboo Bath Towels & I think my children do too! Are you ready to try Bamboo towels for yourself?
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Buy it: You can purchase the Bamboo Bath Towels featured above from ECO Cloth Diaper for $24.97!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a Bamboo Bath Towel, 2 Bamboo Hand Towels & 2 Bamboo Washcloths from ECO Cloth Diaper! (ARV $35)

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter, good luck!

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Fun Party Decorating with iCustomLabel | Guest Review

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My daughter had her 4th birthday party over the weekend, and we all had a great time with family & friends! I can't believe my little girl is 4, man time is flying by! We've been planning her party for weeks-- balloons, food, decorations, it's been a busy few weeks! Well, I was recently introduced to iCustomLabel & I was so excited to include some of their products in Little Sister C's birthday celebration!

At iCustomLabel they offer custom & affordable products to liven up any occasion! With labels, gift tags, cupcake toppers, candles & more, iCustomLabel will create personalized & unique labels to make your next party or celebration extra special & unlike any other!


After chatting with iCustomLabel, I let them know what colors we would be using for Little Sister C's birthday party. I decided on custom water bottle labels & cupcake toppers for her party & iCustomLabel delivered! 

Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of personalized items & I was so excited when my custom products arrived, they were super cute & I knew they would be adorable at the birthday party!


Little Sister C loves seeing her name on things. She has learned how to spell & write her name, so her face just lit up when she saw the cupcake toppers with her name. She thought they were the neatest thing ever!

So what do you think? How can iCustomLabel help you celebrate your next occasion? Feel free to stay connected with them on Facebook & Twitter!
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