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Remind Girls They are Adored by God #AdoredByGod #FlyBy

The world can be a tough place.  The tween and teen years are especially hard. While it was no picnic when we were growing up, this generation has challenges and issues we could not even imagine, thanks to technology. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology, but it has brought about some darker things along with all the good.

Girls today have to deal with bullying, social media friendships as well as the awful social media “unfriending”, dating, changing bodies, awkward growth phases, mean girls and much more. Proper guidance and support is paramount to a healthy attitude and self-image as they navigate this stage of life.

Adored is a 365-day devotional that features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on that day’s special message. This book tackles those tough topics mentioned above, and shows readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight. This hardcover devotional is published by Zondervan, written for girls ages 13 and up and has a retail price of $14.99. You can purchase it HERE. Right now, you can get it on sale for just $8.49.

Having a book like this reminds girls they are not the only ones facing challenges, it helps them on the tough days and lifts them up every day. The journaling space is a wonderful way for girls to track their own growth and mindset through the year. This devotional makes a very meaningful gift this Christmas season. We have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  You can visit the publisher’s site to access a Free 7-Day Download.


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Hearts For Hearts Girls-Changing The World One Heart at a Time #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Can you believe it will soon be Thanksgiving? I cannot believe how quickly the holidays will be upon us. When you are looking at the doll lovers on your holiday gift guide, why not get them a doll that makes a difference? The Hearts For Hearts Dolls, empower girls to become agents of change in their communities, countries and around the world.

How do these dolls make a difference?

The Hearts For Hearts Dolls are from different countries and include; Rahel from Ethiopia, Dell from the USA, Consuelo from Mexico, and Nahji from India. Each doll has an important story to tell about life in her country, inspired by the stories of real girls who are strong, smart, courageous, and determined to rise above challenging circumstances.

For every doll sold, Hearts For Hearts Girls makes a $1 donation to their charitable partner, World Vision, a global humanitarian organization that supports children through local programs. Whether it’s malaria nets in Africa, schoolbooks in Asia, or food supplies in the US, these programs help kids to thrive and succeed.

These dolls are beautiful, I recently received Dell from the USA. She comes packed in a nice box with a front flap that opens to reveal the doll and accessories. Check out my video below for an in-depth look at Dell and everything she comes with.

These dolls are helping to change the world one heart at a time, and you can be a part of that dream! We like them so much, we are adding them to our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.


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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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Give Your Child The Creative Summer Experience of A Lifetime For Less! #CreateTheNext

Summer will be here soon and so will the end of the school year for kids. Have you made plans for your kids free time? If you haven’t and you have creative kids ages 6-17 that are interested in computer programming, developing exciting apps, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking and much more, keep reading!

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps can give your kids the summer experience of a lifetime! Hurry though because they are filling up faster than ever! Catch the savings and SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register your child by April 30, 2016.

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You can choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like them! Hurry, save $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by April 30!

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! If you have questions, call them at 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org. Let me know if you child has already attended one of these programs or you are planning to register them for the first time. Here’s to a creative and fun Summer!

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LEGO FRIENDS: Girlz 4 Life Blu-ray Giveaway! #Girlz4Life

**Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**lego girls for life

There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to help you when you’re down, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough.

The new movie, LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE, is all about friendship, trusting yourself and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome rock soundtrack you’re going to love! Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important, it’s your friends that count!

LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE brings to life (in animated form) the LEGO construction based toy LEGO® Friends. LEGO ® Friends invites girls into a universe, Heartlake city, and inspires them to use their imagination to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving relatable characters.

True Friendship in the Glamorous World of Pop!

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City.

The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.

As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world.

Own LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE on digital HD 1/19 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2/2

Also be sure to visit the official L2M website to stay updated with all things L2M!

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LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE Blu-ray Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings:

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Rachael Hale So Sweet Kitten & Puppy Love Bedding Review & Giant Giveaway For 4 Winners!!!

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This one if for all the animal lovers.  Have you ever seen the Rachael Hale line of bedding?  If not, think big, and I mean big puppies and kittens.  Oh and think pink, very pink!  Perfect for girls who love puppies and kittens.  As a world leader in animal photography, the Rachael Hale® brand has captured “the world’s most lovable animals” in images that can be seen on a wide range of products across more than 60 countries around the world.This includes Rachael Hale greeting cards, calendars, stationery, bedding, apparel, giftware and more.

Check out these adorable bedding sets featuring puppies and kittens. This Rachael Hale® sets are a dream in easy care minimum iron cotton rich percale.



Rachael Hale So Sweet Kitten Duvet Set

Rachael Hale Puppy Love Duvet Set

Rachael Hale Puppy Love Duvet Set

Rachael Hale So Sweet Kitten Quilted Comforter Set and Duvet Set feature an adorable kitten that will melt your heart along with pink flower accents.  The comforter and duvet are reversible with kitten design on one side and pretty flowers on the other.  Girls will love the way they can switch things up whenever they want a change. The comforter and pillowcases are easy care 225 thread count percale (60% cotton and 40% polyester). 

Rachael Hale So Sweet Kitten Reversible Quilted Comforter Set

Rachael Hale So Sweet Kitten Reversible Quilted Comforter Set

The So Sweet Kitten Duvet Set features the same easy care percale and thread count as the comforter set.  The single bed set features the duvet and one pillowcase.

The perfect accent piece is the 18″ by 18″ So Sweet Kitten Cushion that is also made of the same easy care percale.


Now for the puppy lovers, the Puppy Love bedding is golden as in adorned with adorable golden Labradors.  The sweet puppies are hard to resist and the comforter and duvet are reversible with the puppy design on one side and heart design on the back.


Rachael Hale Puppy Love Twin Reversible Quilted Comforter Set

Accent the bedding with the 18″ by 18″ Puppy Love Cushion.


Twin Duvet Set:

  • Set includes 1 twin reversible duvet cover and 2 pillowcases.
  • Duvet Cover – 69″ x 88″
  • Pillow Cover – 20″ x 28″
  • 225 percale thread count
  • Popper closure

Double/Queen Duvet Set:

  • Set includes 1 Double/Queen reversible duvet cover and 2 pillowcases.
  • Duvet Cover – 83″ x 83″
  • Pillow Cover – 20″ x 28″
  • 225 percale thread count
  • Popper closure

Twin Quilted Comforter Set:

  • Set includes reversible comforter and two pillowcases
  • Comforter – 69″ x 88″
  • Pillowcases – 20″ x 28″
  • 225 percale thread count



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We were very impressed with the quality of the fabrics and the cuteness factor in this bedding.  The comforters are a medium weight not too heavy not too light but good year round.  If you have fallen in love with these sets, you are in for a real treat!.  Dissero Brands is sponsoring and awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! 4 lucky blog readers are going to win:

Rachael Hale Puppy Love/So Sweet Kitten Bedding Prize Pack:

1 Twin Comforter Set (choice of Puppy Love or So Sweet Kitten)

1 Duvet Set (choice of Puppy Love or So Sweet Kitten in winner’s choice of single/twin or double/queen size)

1 Cushion (choice of So Sweet Kitten or Puppy Love)

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Sentosphere, My Perfume Maker Holiday Gift Guide Pick & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Sentosphere USA has been operating since 1995,
and has supplied hundreds of retailers throughout the US
with artistic and educational games, kits and toys.


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My Perfume Maker is a classic among educational kits. Eight natural essences or fragrances from the world’s most beautiful sources allow children seven years or older to create more than 100 different “eau de toilette.”

My Perfume Maker uses the highest quality fragrances available on the market, and many have found that the resulting bouquets are also very enjoyable in the bath. The kit includes a perfume guide that makes creating perfumes a fun and educational activity.

If you are looking for a great gift idea for the little girls on your Holiday Gift List, you should check out My Perfume Maker by Sentosphere.  This kit will delight girls who are creative and let them mix their own signature scents of perfume.  It will bring out the scientist, inventor and of course please the princess in all of them.  The kit is colorful and fun, full of  natural essences and fragrances along with droppers that will allow them easily to add the right amount to the empty colorful bottles to create their own line of perfumes.

My Perfume Maker

Perfume Maker

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Mommy Ramblings is adding the Sentosphere My Perfume Maker to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

Sentosphere is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky winner will win their own My Perfume Maker!  Thank you to Sentosphere for the review kit and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Save UpTo 70% On Back To School Shopping At The All New Nordstrom Rack!!! #NordstromRack

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack but my word and opinions are as always 100% my own.

Closer and closer to school starting for us and it’s so bittersweet for me.  I don’t want the summer to be over.  I don’t want the days to grow shorter and colder and I definitely don’t want to head into the winter that everyone is predicting will be one of the worst!  As much as I try though, I can’t stop time.   With the kids heading back to school it’s important to make sure they start the year off right.  Did you know that the all-new nordstromrack.com has the top brands and latest styles for up to 70% off!  They really do, and they make it easy to dress to impress with designer brands at clearance prices.

Some of my favorite picks for my boys for back to school on the site were:

The Tucker + Tate “Townsend” Straight Leg Jeans in Toddler and Little Boy Sizes.  The jeans were only $12.97, that is 64% off the regular price

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 The Tucker + Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt is only $12.97 and 65% off the regular price!

Tucker Tate Conrad Plaid Shirt

The ASICS Performance Tees were only $9.97 which is 38% off the regular price.  This one so aptly describes either one of my little guys!

Ascics Performance Tee Full Speed Ahead


Volcom ‘Stripeedo’ Hoodie was 14.97 a whopping 70% off the regular price!

Volcom Stripeedo Hoodie

The Stride Rite Racer Light-Up Sneakers were only $16.97!  That’s 67% off the regular retail price.


Stride Rite Light Up Sneaker


And for mom, I saw so many great options to wear and accessorize for Meet the Teacher night at school.

My top picks for me were:

The Sienna Rose Fringe Sleeve Tunic Blouse for $35 is great for pairing with nice pants or jeans and is 37% off the regular price.

Fringe Trim Tunic Blouse

MOTHER ‘Daydreamer’ Skinny Flare Leg Jeans were 75% off the regular price of $196.00 which means they were only $49.00!  Score!!!

Mother Daydreamer Jean


The Sweet Trotters ‘Suki’ Flats were 63% off the regular price and were a steal at $36.97!

Suki Trotters Flat

The Indio Leather Demi Handbag in ocean is a must have for me and at 50% off the regular price, why not?  A gorgeous leather bag for $64.97!

Indio Leather Demi Handbag





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Duck Tape Craft–Super Easy To Make Hair Bows!!! #JollyVoxBox

Ducklings Tape


As an Influenster blogger, I was sent a Jolly Vox Box Full of great products. One of the included goodies was a Ducklings mini roll of patterned Duck Tape.  I have quite a variety of Duck Tape in large rolls and sheets but did not have any of the smaller rolls.  Now besides being adorable, this size is great to use  so you do not have to cut the larger rolls into strips when you need more narrow pieces.


I saw some bows online and it gave me some inspiration.  Without following a tutorial I just grabbed some Duck Tape and improvised and I can tell you the results look great.  If I did it on the fly and they turned out so well, anyone can do it!  I was getting ready to groom my puppies and my Maltese came to mind when I thought to make these.  With the rain and snow any bow in her hair gets dirty and yucky fast.  Bows made of Duck Tape would be super easy to wipe clean!

To make the bows, I started with a  piece of tape about 12 inches long from the big roll and then folded it in half on itself.

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The first one got a little wrinkle so I trimmed then end, this took care of the wrinkle and made a sweet petite bow for my petite puppy.

When I had the folded piece, I then took each side and folded inward making them meet in the middle.

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Now was the time to add some contrast and finish all the ends. I used the Little Ducklings tape and cut pieces as large as the sides and thenttaped them onto the folded large piece.

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After this I did an accordion or fan fold until it was all folded and took a piece of the tape from the Little Duckling roll and wrapped the middle.

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Then I grabbed a small hair elastic and taped it on with another piece.  You could use a clip too if you like but for dogs the elastic is what holds the top knot.  After it was attached you fluff the sides and it looked so cute that I immediately made another.

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How darling these are to also attach to collars for doggies that don’t have a lot of hair, you can make them bigger for bigger dogs of course.  The tape is very heavy duty and I pulled and pulled on the elastic to check if it would come off but it did not loosen at all.  So I hope you enjoyed this little craft.  It’s so super quick and easy, I hope you give it a try.  If you do please share how it turned out.


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Switcha Pocket Jeans Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Little girls love to have their own style, to be original and change outfits a lot! Switcha Pocket is an awesome way for girls to be able to do exactly that! Switcha Pocket makes jean pants and skirts for girls, and with their innovative design, allows them to change their back pockets out for different patterns! The pockets are attached to the jeans with Velcro hook and loop tape which makes it fast and easy to switch with different ones! With so many pocket designs to choose from, a girl can wear different pockets on her jeans every day for a week.
My niece received a pair of regular, dark wash jeans, and chose the cupcake pocket design to try out for review. The jeans came with a matching pair of bird and leaf pockets. She loved being able to pick out her own style of pocket to go with the jeans. They fit nicely, they are well made and stylish. I think Switcha Pockets are the next big thing in girls clothing!!
We are adding Switcha Pocket to our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide because their jeans and skirts make the perfect gift for the little girls on your holiday gift list.
If you know a young girl that loves being different, and having her own style, you’ll love this give-away! Switcha Pocket is generously sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win a pair of jeans and their choice of 1 extra pocket!! Thank you Switcha Pocket for the review jeans and for sponsoring this cool give-away!!!  Open to US Residents.

Switcha Pocket Jeans Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Visit Switcha Pocket,  and let me know a pocket style you like. leave Leave me a comment on this post with your answer. (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

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