Why we love L’il Critters™ Fiber Gummy Bears + a chance to win a $100 gift card!

I go through hit and miss phases on vitamins. Even pregnant, I’ll suddenly realize that – whoops it’s been a few days since I took anything. Bella will actually remember every day as long as we have the gummy kind, which is why we always buy those for her.  We’ve always liked the L’il Critters™ brands and we’ve tried a few others but none of those have a taste she likes. Right now she’s taking the L’il Critters Fiber Gummy Bears, and she loves the taste. Plus they have no high fructose corn syrup, no synthetic (FD&C) dyes, and are gluten free.

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With a fruity flavor and gummy texture, L’il Critters™ Fiber Gummy Bears make taking your daily vitamins easier and more enjoyable:

  • They are a delicious alternative to hard-to-swallow tablets or capsules.
  • They are more convenient, as there’s no need for water.

We’ve talked about how vitamins can help keep us healthy and fill in nutrition gaps (since she’s going through a picky eater phase). She can ask for them once a day, and usually remembers right after breakfast.

I let her pick two from the three colors. Then she tells me what part she’ll bite off first.

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Usually the head. Of course.

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For those of you who forget to buy more as you run low, Amazon.com offers a Subscribe and Save option that ships them to you however often you choose with a slight discount.

L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins are available at club, mass, drug and grocery stores nationwide including: Costco, Walmart, Target and Walgreens. Also, check out the vitafusion™ line of vitamins tailored to meet the specific health needs of men, women, pregnant women and those 50+. More information can be found HERE.

I received free product and payment for this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Caddie Woodlawn Meets Today’s Timepiece

I love watches. I think it stemmed from reading Caddie Woodlawn as a little girl and seeing her fascination with her father fixing timepieces – from clocks to watches. She ended up loving to work with them too; I think of it like I do knitting. That soothing, redundant place you get to while you’re creating/fixing. So now, I usually won’t wear a watch unless I find one I love and that feels really comfortable to wear all day.
I don’t know if you all have heard of JORD watches, but I hadn’t until a few weeks ago. I found myself on their site, having serious watch lust, as I looked over their wooden choices – all sustainably made. They have watches for both men and women, and honestly you could switch some between the two and it would work for either gender.
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I’m now the proud owner of their Sydney Series brand – the Cherry and Mother Pearl. Bella asked for the small pillow immediately – because obviously we haven’t read Caddie Woodlawn to her yet so why would she care about the watch? So besides the fact that this watch is something you can wear with almost anything, and keep forever, it has a:
  • Sapphire Crystal Face
  • Seiko Quartz Chronograph Stopwatch Movement (VD54)
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Swarovski Crystals

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And? For just $10 they’ll custom size it for you before it ships.
And YES international friends! They’ll ship to you and it’s not as much as a house payment! ::praise hands::

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Things I love about it:
It’s so, so smooth. All the edges and sides are just perfectly smooth.
Each one is made uniquely so they all have slightly different looks – even with the same wood used.
The face is clear to read, it’s easy to set, and it’s sturdy. I don’t have to worry about it catching and snapping on something.
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You can purchase your own JORD watch here, read more about them, or find out check out their FAQ’s for more info. They’re also really active on social media – on FB, Twitter, and especially Instagram.
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I received a JORD watch in exchange for my honest review – all opinions are my own. A thank you to JORD for letting me be a part of this!

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Mom Purse with a Working Upgrade: Fashion Editor by Thirty-One

I have a love/hate relationship with purses. I’ve never been a purse kind of girl, but it wasn’t because I didn’t like them or see the need. It was because I needed to have the perfect purse. Every time. So this led to spending hours shopping and leaving frustrated that all the ideal purses were $$$ when I could just be a little more bohemian and buy a cloth one for $15.

Which I did. Several times. And always hated them.

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For the past few months, I’ve been using the Fashion Editor from Thirty-One – part of their new Jewell line. Because I have southern friends, I’ve heard about Thirty-One for years ;) but I haven’t ever owned a product of theirs. The description stated, “perfect for work, with a zippered laptop pocket” and I was sold.

I carry my laptop with me several days a week to work after therapy/when Bella has her classes and had been starting to think I needed a purse that was meant to carry one – with padding. I had the world’s ugliest laptop bag I’ve been using for two years, but thankfully one of the cats finally barfed on it and freed me from the feeling that I had to keep taking it with me.

The Fashion Editor is this purse that hits every mark I have in my head for a purse. Like someone who makes a list for a potential spouse, I have a purse list.

  1. Good sized
  2. Neutral color
  3. No slip straps
  4. Several pockets (but not too many)
  5. Place for a cell phone
  6. Somewhere to clip my keys

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I wanted to be able to fit my giant glass water bottle, a Macbook Air, and whatever animal Bella insisted she needed until we got to where we were going. Plus all my other stuff.

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I love how lightweight this bag is, even when crammed full of stuff. I also love that my laptop sits in it securely, and the cell phone pocket on the outside has a little magnetic clasp. Now that I see the quality of their bags, I find myself looking at the women in my food co-op who bring their cute Thirty-One totes with them every week, and thinking how handy that would be too.

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I can say that not only am I a big fan of their products now, but also what they stand for. Thirty-One Gives lists ways they are involved in giving back through partners like:

 

Interested in purchasing a Fashion Editor bag or seeing what else Thirty-One has to offer? Find a consultant (or ask your friends- more than likely someone is one!) and check out their entire Jewell line as well.

 

I was not paid for this review but did receive the Thirty-One Fashion Editor for review. Thank you to Thirty-One!

One Wipe Wonder for the Mess-Makers

This post is sponsored by Huggies but all opinions and messes are my own. Huggies just makes the mess part easier to clean up.

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Lately we’ve taken all kinds of trips with Bella – short and much longer. We are headed out next week to California for my grandma’s 90th birthday – just Bella and I. On these trips, I have become pretty packing savvy. I know what we need on hand, what we can pack away, and what Bella can help carry in her suitcase and backpack.

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Game Changer: Jena™ Monitor by Levana for the Sleep Resistant Child

Quiet time.

Nap time.

Just stay in your room for 45 minutes so I can have some silence time.

A few months ago Sam and I considered purchasing a video monitor for Bella’s room. I’ve written on here and Babble before about Bella’s sleeping habits. She’s a good sleeper – when she gets to sleep. There are nights when we can still hear her bouncing around and playing in there at 10pm, and we’ve put her to bed at 8.

When the Jena™  monitor by Levana came in the mail, I was really curious to see if it would make a difference. I’m able to see and hear her in the room, and also talk to her through the monitor.

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Which presented all kinds of fun for us.

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