Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dispelling Myths about Foster Care {Guest Post}

Manchester to Southampton, London to Worcester, foster carers are in high demand. The need for social workers, care givers and foster parents so children's lives can be improved is a prominent focus. What's best for the children is what the courts decide, which have put these displaced children in temporary or permanent environments called foster homes.

Some of these unusual thoughts might be stopping people from being a part of a child's life that needs a healthy place to live and be loved; but these doubts and myths are not accurate or true. Capstone Foster Care sets us straight on the myths surrounding foster care.

Only Couples - Fostering is not limited to couples. Foster parents do not mean you must be two people to help a child be well cared for and be a member of a family too.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hit the Beach in Style with the Thirty-One Easy Breezy Tote {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

It's no big secret that I Love Thirty-One Gifts... I mean, what woman doesn't?! Their products are simply amazing and I always love the super fun prints that they offer. Well, with summer right around the corner I was searching for a new beach bag and that's when I discovered Thirty-One's new Easy Breezy Tote and immediately fell in love.


Thirty-One Gifts is known for their high quality and super stylish storage products, totes, and purses and the new Easy Breezy Tote is no exception. The Easy Breezy Tote is an easy and stylish way to carry pool toys, beach towels, snacks, groceries, and more. It features two interior and two outer pockets, and it’s big enough to fit everything you need for a day at the beach.

Trash Pack Design Your Own Trashie Contest and Giveaway

The Trash Pack is one of the grossest toy crazes to hit the U.S. in recent years and kids just can't get enough of them. Well now through May 15th, fans of the gross gang from the garbage can get their hands even dirtier with the "Design Your Own Trashie Contest". Fans can submit drawings of their own Trash Pack characters for the chance to have their design turned into a real life Trashie! How cool is that?!

Three grand prize winners will have their Trashie designs brought to life and will also receive a $50 Trash Pack prize pack. Plus, three runners-up will also receive a $50 Trash Pack prize pack. To enter, visit:

My boys (like most boys their ages) are HUGE fans of Trash Pack toys so you can imagine their excitement when we were sent the new Trash Pack Scum Drum play set and a Series 3 Ooze Pack to review.

Thomas The Tank Engine is Coming Strasburg Rail Road!

Guess what?! Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling Strasburg Rail Road for the Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013!
For nine days, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 22-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. Strasburg Rail Road will also offer funs extras for kids including a hand-powered Pump Car, riding on the Pint-sized Pufferbelly, a miniature steam train, and "steer" the pint-sized Cranky Cars around a track.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Essential Swimwear Swim 2013 Review {Summer Splash Sponsor Spotlight}

You may remember last Spring when I had the opportunity to review an amazing swimsuit from Essential Swimwear. Well, this year I was lucky enough to check out their new 2013 swim line and pick another suit to review and I couldn't be happier!

For those of you who are not familiar with Essential Swimwear, they offer a variety of beautiful, elegant and affordable swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes. Their vintage-inspired shapes and modern prints and solids create one-of-a-kind looks that work for every body type. Their swimsuits are modest, yet stylish, and are absolutely perfect for laying out by the pool and chasing the kiddos around the water park.

Angry Birds Star Wars Toys Review

My boys have been obsessed with Angry Birds for quite some time now. Of course it started with the original Angry Birds app and evolves every time a new one comes out. Well, you can imagine their excitement when Angry Birds Star Wars came out... I mean, what boy doesn't love Star Wars?! Even if they've never seen the movies they know who Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are.

We were recently given the opportunity to review a couple Angry Birds Star Wars toys from Hasbro and my boys were ecstatic. The first item we received is the Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Battle Game. This game really brings the app to life! It comes with 21 blocks to create the signature AT-AT, a lightsaber launcher, and 12 Angry Birds Star Wars figures to create an awesome Star Wars battle.