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Shop Noori Dress for Boutique, Designer Dresses and Suits For Less

It is finally spring, even if it does not feel like it now in New York. Before we know it, Easter will be upon us followed by First Holy Communions, Weddings and Summer Parties. If you are looking for Children’s Communion suits and dresses, wedding attire for ring bearers and flower girls, Christening gowns and suits and formal wear, you will love Noori Dress. When you see their gorgeous dresses, you might expect to spend a fortune but, you will be very surprised at their low prices. 

Gorgeous dresses and suits are on sale or special deals for a fraction of the price. I was literally blown away by their pricing. Maybe you are thinking, the quality can’t be good if the prices are that low but, I know first hand, the quality is terrific. I ordered one of their boys suit sets and I was very impressed. It was beautifully made, no crooked seams or loose threads. It was detailed and included everything, even the shirt and tie!

Check out these gorgeous Christening Dresses, would you believe you can get a Christening outfit for under $40! Totally unbelievable, I won’t even tell you what I paid for my daughter’s. I wish I knew about this site then.

Do you have a ring bearer who needs a tux in black or white? Noori Dress has it all!

Sweet girls dresses for communions, pageants, weddings, parties and more fill their site.

Gloves, baskets, purses,veils, shoes, petticoats and more can be found in their extensive accessories section.

Check it out and let me know what you think of the selection and pricing. At Noori you can get the look you want for less. I can’t wait to hear what you think.


I received a boys suit from Noori Dress to facilitate my post. As always, my words and views are 100% my own.

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Get The Perfect Gifts For Your Little Princess This Easter

Easter is coming soon! You might not believe it, if you were slammed with the Blizzard like we were in the northeast but, it really is! If you are looking for quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12, SmitCo LLC has a nice selection of diaries with lock and keys in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun.

One of their new products, a Mermaid themed scrapbook kit is making a big splash! They also have 3 unique princess dress up sets that are very popular.

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls – all packed in cute gift boxes.

Browse all their great products HERE! I am sure you will find some great gifts to put in your little girl’s Easter basket to make her feel like a princess.

Mommy Ramblings’ readers can take 20% Off Their Entire Cart Of Gifts when they use coupon code N3CQD6AE at checkout. Check them out and let me know what you think.


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Doll Houses Are Not Just For Kids!


I was introduced to the world of Lundby doll houses a little over a year ago.  A doll lover and collector all my life, dolls and doll houses are something I never outgrew.  I am not alone, Lundby has a wide collector base of women and men who collect the houses, furnishings, restore older houses and love to talk about and share their collections on online forums.

There are several Facebook pages where Lundby lovers and collectors do just that.  Lundby is timeless, loved by children, tweens, teens and right up to adults, the charm of Lundby just grows over the years.  Enjoyed by generations, Lundby love is passed down and these quality Swedish doll houses become family heirlooms.  Today, you will find older Lundby doll houses in great demand and many collectors are enthusiastically restoring the older homes to their modern glory.  Much more than a hobby, Lundy collectors have a passion!

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Last year you may remember our review of the Lundby Smaland Doll House and accessories.

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Well, this year our Lundby Smaland doll house expanded with the addition of two rooms, garden area, several new furniture sets and great Christmas sets.  In fact our Lundby home is decked out or should I say the halls have been decked with Christmas magic.  The floor addition was easy to assemble, my young son even got in on the action and helped to secure the walls.  The house has real working lights which add a warmth and the new Christmas sets are a festive touch with a glowing fire in the fireplace and candles that light up on the tree.  Under the tree, wrapped in shiny paper and gold cord are gifts and you don’t need to peek to see there is a Smaland doll house just ready to be unwrapped come Christmas morning.

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The details on the furnishings are amazing, the kitchen cabinets have real working drawers that you can put things in, the refrigerator opens, the pots, pans, dishes and utensils are realistic and even the bathroom has toothbrushes and rubber ducks. Lundby 2014 5

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Lundby 2014 1 The house is sure to draw oohs and ahhs from young and old and is the perfect gift this holiday season that will bring joy for years to come. Mommy Ramblings has added the Smaland doll house and accessories to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Some of the new additions to our Lundby Smaland Doll House were: Smaland Garden smaland Garden   Lundby Smaland Floor Extension Lundby Home Extension Lundby Smaland Kitchen Furniture Set Lundby Smaland Kitchen Furniture Set Lundby Smaland Childrens Bedroom Set Lundby Childrens Room Set Stock Lundby Smaland Fireplace Set Lundby Smaland Christmas Fireplace Set Boxed Lundby Christmas Fireplace Set Unboxed Lundby Smaland Christmas Tree Set Lundby Chrismas Tree Set Boxed Lundby Christmas Tree Set Unboxed   Smaland TV and Accessories Lundby Smaland TV and Furniture set Lundby Smaland Garden Furniture Set Smaland Garden FurnitureOf course with the new addition we had to expand the family so we welcomed two bouncing babies! Lundby Smaland Babies The older kids needed some attention too!  Sibling rivalry gets bad when a new baby is brought home, imagine two!  They were so happy to have a trampoline and pedal car to focus on. Lundby Smaland Trampoline Pedal Car Lundby 2014 3     Can’t get enough Lundby?  You can download the Lundby Living Magazine HERE! Are you ready for some exciting news?  Lundy is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own Smaland doll house, Smaland 2 room floor extension, both of the Christmas sets and 2 sets of furniture of their choice (subject to availability)!  Isn’t that awesome?  I thought you would think so!  Thank you so much to Lundby for the review products and for sponsoring this incredible giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.    Lundby Smaland Swedish Doll House, Extension, Christmas Sets & Furniture Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings Rules: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!! Continue reading


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Finn + Emma® Made For Organically Grown Babies!!! Exclusive 20% Off Discount Code In Post!!!

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Do you have a little one?  Maybe you have a new grandchild or just searching for a great baby gift.  Whatever the reason, if you are looking for quality, organic, safe clothing and accessories for baby, you will want to check out Finn + Emma®.  Have you heard that 1/3 pound of chemicals including pesticides, chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, ammonia, lead and phthalates go into the production of  a single conventional tee-shirt.  These toxins have a negative impact on the environment, the workers in the fields and factories and of course the little one wearing the shirt.  Considering the skin is the largest organ of the body, these chemicals that are worn directly on the skin are easily absorbed and  that’s really scary!

Finn + Emma® believe in the balance of stylish and sustainable, whimsical and sophisticated, classic and contemporary. With fresh prints, modern colors,and heirloom quality construction, they are creating a new world for the organically grown baby. One where boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past, and adorable, wearable, remarkable organic cotton is abundant!


All Finn + Emma® products are designed and tested according to applicable rules and regulations. In the U.S., this includes acts enforced by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and those defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).  As per CPSIA, Finn + Emma® tests post-production samples of all regulated products, using certified third-party laboratories. These products are labeled with tracking information to identify the manufacturing date and location of each product.  This is something that gives parents, grandparents and let’s face it anyone that is concerned about chemicals and toxins peace of mind.


I recently reviewed the Long Bodysuit in the Word design.  The long sleeves of this 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton bodysuit keep little ones warm and protected.  The bodysuit features lead and nickel free snaps with coconut inserts that make it easy to dress squirmy babies and toddlers.  The super soft, organic cotton is so comfy and this versatile bodysuit can be worn alone or pairs so well with pants.  This bodysuit is an essential piece to have in any little one’s wardrobe.   This bodysuit is made using low-impact inks and dyes.

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Another Finn + Emma® product I had the chance to review was the adorable Piper the Elephant organic Teething Ring.  Lots of textures for little ones cutting teeth on this teething toy.  The hand knit teething ring features and uncoated hardwood that is finished with a bit of beeswax, no harsh chemicals here!  The ring is soft, smooth and safe to bite to help ease the pain of growing those pearly whites.  Toy is made with 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and  is eco-friendly using non-toxic dyes and sheep’s wool stuffing.  The toy is fair trade and is hand knit by artisans in Peru.



Exclusive 20% Savings For Mommy Ramblings’ Readers:

I have great news, Finn + Emma® have provided Mommy Ramblings’ Blog readers with an exclusive 20% Off Promo Code.  This code is valid starting today thru August 13th.  When checking out on FinnandEmma.com use the code VFOFW to redeem the discount.  Stay in the know with Finn + Emma® by following them on Facebook and Twitter.




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8 Ways to Brighten Up Your Living Room

Natural light flowing into your living room makes the room feel spacious and inviting. Therefore, it is beneficial to your overall decor to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the room. When natural light is limited, you can do make some creative design and decor choices to brighten up the room.
Window treatments
Using the minimum amount of window coverings will allow the natural light to flow more freely into the room. Light weight window covering fabric is a good design choice. You could choose window treatments such as blinds that can be raised to leave the majority of the window uncovered during the day and lowered for privacy at night.

Hanging a mirror across from a window is a smart design trick that helps brighten a room. Choosing a mirror with a gold or silver frame gives you an additional reflective element in the room. Mirrored tables are an ideal accent piece in any room that you wish to brighten up.

Decorative accessories
The accessories you incorporate into your decor can help brighten up the room. Clear vases such as those found at different online shops are an ideal choice. Shiny gold and silver vases add elegance to a room while providing a surface for light to bounce off of. Clear vases can be used in a variety of ways in a living room decor. If you want to include a unique accessory in your living room that will both reflect light and allow light to flow through it, you should check out the metallic vase as well. Metallic items add casual elegance to a decor. That is often an ideal combination for a living room.

One of the simplest ways to brighten up your living room is through the use of vibrant, energizing colors. You may want to paint an accent wall a brilliant orange, bright yellow, energizing red or shocking green to brighten up the room. A bold colored fabric on an accent chair, pillows made with bright floral print fabric, magnificently colorful wall art, vibrant colored rugs or painted accent furniture are all great ways to use color to enliven your living room. 

Furniture placement
When you place your furniture in the living room, be sure that none of it blocks a window. A room that is overcrowded with furniture is not visually appealing. Using a minimal amount of furniture allows any type of lighting to flow more freely throughout the room. 

The lighting you choose play a large role in determining how bright your living room is. You get a bonus when you select lighting such as a chandelier, mini chandelier or lamps with clear shades. The light they emit shines through and sunlight reflects off of them. 

Flowers and plants
Placing a vase of fresh flowers in your living room is a wonderful way to brighten up the room. At various online shops you can find some very attractive vases that would be the perfect container for a bouquet of fresh flowers. As an alternative to fresh flowers, you can include some lush green plants in your decor. A large single leaf, showcased in an attractive glass bowl or vase, looks lovely sitting on an accent table in the living room.

Brighten your room with black accessories
When you are searching for ways to brighten up your living area, you are likely focusing on bright colors. However, you should not overlook the powerful way black can enliven a room. You might consider black slip covers for your furniture. Accent pillows in almost any color would pop against the black fabric. Silver or gold decorative items command attention when placed on a table with a black top. A clear glass bowl with a colorful candle or festive candy in it is a cheerful accessory for a room. Place a small colorful accent rug over a black area rug and the room will immediately brighten up.

By implementing some of the previously mentioned ideas, you can easily brighten up your living room. Work with the flow of natural light as much as possible. Beyond that, let your creative decorating skills have unlimited freedom and enjoy the results.


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JJsHouse Is Your One Stop Prom Dress Shop!!!


First day of spring and it’s getting closer to prom time, graduations and June weddings.  Prom and special occasion dresses can be so difficult to shop for.  In many stores there’s a limited selection and that leads to duplicates when everyone wants to be the only one wearing their dress at the prom!  The other obstacle to prom dress shopping is how much the dresses can cost, some stores prices are just not in the budget especially for a dress that is only worn once.

JJsHouse just may be the solution to those issues.  At JJsHouse they carry dresses for weddings, anniversaries, and parties of all kinds. JJsHouse is a trusted global online retailer that gives you the highest quality event supplies—from custom-made couture bridal dresses and unique jewelry to a wide range of elegant party supplies—to make your special moment unforgettable.



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The impressive selection of prom dresses at JJsHouse is a welcome change to what is found in local department and specialty stores.  All kinds of styles to flatter all kinds of shapes is what you will find when you browse the gorgeous dresses on their site.  Choose, strapless, one shoulder, mermaid, A-line, empire waist, ball gowns and more, then shop for shoes and accessories.  You really have one stop prom shopping at JJsHouse.  Choose regular sizes or custom sizing and have your dress made to order.

Custom sizing is great for getting the right fit if you have different proportions that usually make shopping off the rack difficult.  For the best selection of styles, colors, sizes,  and accessories when prom dress shopping, check out JJsHouse. It is possible to find a gorgeous gown without breaking the bank! Shop the weekly deals to save up to 55% off the low prices. Follow JJsHouse on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news and fashion arrivals.

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JenJenHouse.com is the Source For Made-To-Order Prom Dresses at Off-The-Rack Prices!!!


At this time of the year, I get excited thinking about anything related to spring!  Whether it’s seeing displays in stores for patio furniture and gardening, racks filled with swim suits or Easter decorations, it puts a huge smile on my face.  To think about green grass, warm weather and blossoming flowers really helps my mood as we are in the midst of an Arctic Blast in the Northeast.  Springtime is also the time for proms.  Many girls and their moms will set out on a journey to find the perfect prom dress to celebrate that special, memory filled day.

I know shopping with my daughter, it seemed every store carried the same dresses and it was inevitable that at least 2 or 3 girls would be wearing the exact same dress at the prom.  We had to really go off the beaten path to find a store that carried a larger selection of dresses.  That’s why I am excited to tell you about JenJenHouse.com!

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JenJenHouse has a huge selection of prom dresses and what’s really wonderful, is that they have styles to fit all kinds of shapes and sizes.  Girls can choose from empire waist, A-Line, mermaid, sheath, strapless, one shoulder, halter, floor length, ankle length, knee-length and so much more in every color of the rainbow and beyond.  Parents will appreciate that the price tags on these dresses are very reasonable and likely much less than they would pay at a department store.

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JenJenHouse Prom dresses are not only a super value but the are made to order for a low “off-the-rack” price.  Now your daughter can have a dress that is made to her exact measurements.  What a relief for girls who struggle with needing more room in the chest without having to get a larger size that’s too big everywhere else and other similar issues.  You can save even more with their weekly specials on dresses which are priced 55% less than the already low price!

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JenJenHouse also carries accessories to compliment the dress like hand bags, jewelry, shapewear and more.  It’s  really a one-stop-shop for the ultimate prom experience.  So if you have a daughter attending prom this spring, do yourself a favor and check out JenJenHouse and see how easy it is to find her dream prom dress.

Disclosure: This was a sponsored post for JensJensHouse but as always all words and opinions are 100% my own.

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Dress First is the First and Last Place To Shop For Special Occasion Dresses of Every Kind!!!


I think New Year’s Eve is not only about the start of a new year but a new season for dresses.  If you think about New Year’s Balls, you probably envision women with gorgeous full length ball gowns dancing and ringing in the new year with class and style. The new year seems to transition effortlessly into one formal event after another.  The start of spring brings with it college formals, high school proms, graduations and of course full speed ahead into wedding season.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming the amount of functions we’re invited to and the decisions on what to wear coupled with the expense of buying several different dresses. All those decisions can be stressful on your mind and your wallet!

I recently found out about Dress First and I have to share it with you!  DressFirst.com is the global leading online retailer for wedding gowns, special event dresses, wedding party dresses, and accessories.  Dress First takes great pride in providing their customers with high quality garments at affordable prices and exceptional customer service. Their enormous selections of dresses can be tailored to your exact specifications.

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I could not believe the Wedding Dress collection and how low the prices were!   I was married way more than a few years ago, and my gown cost at least 10 times more than most of these dresses!  Imagine the savings for the parents of the bride!  But it does not stop there, you will find great styles for mother of the bride or groom, bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids.  They also sell a full line of accessories including wedding veils, shoes, jewelry, evening bags and more. The even carry maternity bridesmaids dresses.

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Are you a guest at a wedding?  They have gorgeous evening dresses of all types, lengths and styles.  Need a little black dress?  You should probably pick up a few with this selection and pricing.  If you have daughters heading to the prom, head on over to Dress First to see all the great styles.  Your daughter will love them and you will not have a heart attack when you check the price.  You might even consider doing a trash the dress photo shoot with the money you save!

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The site is so user-friendly, you can shop by dress length, neckline, back and strap style, fabric, color, embellishments, season and more. So do yourself a favor and keep Dress First in mind when the invitations start flooding your mailbox. Follow Dress First on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates and news on new inventory, sales, specials and more.  It may be cliché but you don’t need a million to look like a million.

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This is a sponsored post that I was financially compensated for on behalf of a PR agency, influencer network or company.  As always the opinions, views, writing and ideas are 100% my own.

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Silly Monkey Doll Clothes, Shoes and Accessories For American Girl Dolls Review & Giveaway!!!


Recently, Silly Monkey sent me a denim outfit for 18″ dolls like American Girl.  I received a trendy pair of distressed skinny jeans and a floral top with a back velcro closure and matching floral slip on shoes.  The jeans have a button and fly and 2 back pockets. Everything is very well made with lots of details and it is quite the trendy spring or summer outfit for any 18″ doll.  Silly Monkey has a wide selection of fashionable, quality doll clothes at great prices.  Silly Monkeys is providing Mommy Ramblings Readers with an exclusive coupon code  “Mommy” that can be used on their website.  When you enter “Mommy” into the coupon section on the order form, you will receive a 10% discount off your order.  The code is good until March 31st.


Silly Monkey is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win the same doll outfit.  Thank you Silly Monkey for the review outfit and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.

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