The Story Of Three: February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Snow in Texas

It's a rare sighting that we see snow on the ground but last winter & this winter it's been showing it's pretty white face a little bit more! This morning it was cold & freezing when we left for school but by 8:30 it was snowing & coming down pretty good. By lunch time we had at-least an inch or two on the ground, not only was it sticking, it's still freezing out!

Step2 Play Up Gym Set Review and Giveaway

 It's been pretty cold lately across much of the US and that has us thinking one thing - Spring! We can't wait to get back outside and enjoy some warmth and sunshine! Thanks to the generous people at Step2, one lucky family is going to have a brand new Play Up Gym Set to enjoy once all the snow melts! The Step2 Company, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bubble Bum Booster Seat & $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

 As parents, you know we're passionate about car seat safety. We all want to keep our children as safe as possible, but sometimes unexpected circumstances can pop up and you might not be prepared. This is where Bubble Bum comes in! BubbleBum is the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children ages 4-11. It easily deflates and folds flat so it can be carried on-the-go, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Not only is it convenient, it's also comfortable with an added belt positioning clip for extra comfort.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kids Toothpastes from The Natural Dentist Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a guest post from Megan at Housewife On A Mission. She received the following items mentioned in this post to facilitate this review. She received monetary compensation however all opinions are her own and were not influenced. 

Keeping my kid's teeth clean, strong and healthy is really important to me. They still have baby teeth (except my daughter does have two adult teeth), but keeping them healthy is still very important. Growing up, I never thought twice about the toothpaste I was using and it didn't really matter to me what I was using as long as the toothpaste cleaned my teeth and gave me nice fresh breath. As I've become older and a parent, I have become more aware what is going into not only my mouth, but also my kid's mouths. Mostly foods, but toothpaste and even chapstick as well. One thing that I think is hard to find, is a good kid's toothpaste that has no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, and one doesn't have an overwhelmingly "sugar taste", but still tastes great that kids want to use. Well, I'm happy to say I was recently introduced to The Natural Dentist and they have just what I'm looking for when it comes to kids toothpaste. You may have seen some of their all-natural oral care products at your local CVS, Walgreens, or Whole Foods, but if not, let me tell you a little about them.

Urbini Dream Nursery Contest

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Are you expecting or maybe you just had a new bundle of joy & your looking for nursery furniture? Well Urbini has you covered, they added a new line of nursery furniture to its portfolio, including wooden cribs! I absolutely love the color & style of the wooden cribs, what a beautiful piece to add to your little one's nursery!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings Week Night Meal (Kid-Friendly)

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings is a delicious & super easy week night meal! I love that you can throw everything into the crock pot, set on low for a few hours & your done! It's freezing here today so a plate of this is perfect, plus my kitchen smells amazing! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Veranda Outdoors winner is Sara E

Just Between Friends winner is Kristi L

Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

KidzCanDesign Custom Made Necklace Giveaway

Welcome to the KidzCanDesign Custom Made Necklace giveaway hosted 

Do you have a child, grandchild or know any child that loves to draw? What if they could create their own necklace...that's right, draw something and have it created into a piece of jewelry they can wear! I was recently introduced to KidzCanDesign, you may have heard of them-- they have been featured on Good Morning America and the Today Show. KidzCanDesign takes your child's artwork (even their foot and hand prints) and turns it into a beautiful pendant made of 925 sterling silver, that they or you can wear as a necklace!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Disclosure: This is a guest post from Megan at Housewife On A Mission

How many of you take family vacations to the beach....or if you live near the beach, you have beach days? My family and I typically do one beach vacation a year and we have so much fun! Both of my kids love to build sand castle and play in the sand...well what kid doesn't? Do you ever have trouble repacking your beach bag of toys? I have to admit, I'm not the greatest at this task and it's probably funny to watch me attempt to "clean up the beach toys" because I never can get our big awkward pails and buckets to fit in the bag with the other beach toys right. I'm not the only one, right?

Well I was recently introduced to a pail that will forever change our beach trips! Packable Pails are a really neat pail that flattens, so that you can easily pack away the pails in the beach bag! AND they even come with a little shovel for your child(ren) to play with.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Family fun time with our Lenovo HORIZON 2s #IntelAIO

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.

With our busy, on-the-go schedule we don't get a lot of down time during the week, so on the weekends we like to spend quality time together, whether it's grabbing slushies at our favorite drive-in or cuddled up on the couch watching Disney movies, I truly enjoy spending time with my children.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kid Friendly Breakfast Fruit Smoothie

Morning time is the busiest time of day here, I'm rushing around getting ready, getting the kids ready, taking care of the dog, etc. We have a great morning routine, but it's busy, fast & doesn't allow time for a full sit down meal. Most of the time my children enjoy waffles, pancakes with yogurt or a side of fruit, I've been wanting to change things up so I thought I'd try adding in a smoothie the other morning while we were enjoying cinnamon raisin toast! Well, the kids loved it, this recipe made two full glasses & it was just enough to split between the three of us!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winner winner is Amber L

Congrats to the winner & a huge thanks to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Snoopy Valentine prize pack winner is Rachel V!

Congrats & thanks to everyone who entered!

Cooking in the kitchen with my Lenovo Horizon 2S #IntelAIO

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.

In January I added a new recipes tab to this blog, I also made a promise to myself that each Monday through out the year I would create and share recipes with my readers. Some recipes may be brand new, holiday related or just some of our family favorites, either way, every Monday a new recipe post would get featured. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Rawr Bars winner is Melissa B

Pregknowsis winner is Ronald G

Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Veranda Outdoors Review and Giveaway

(Disclosure: I received the products featured below for the purposes of this review post. All opinions are my own.)

We spend a lot of time outdoors, we live in a great court where we walk, I let the kids ride their scooters & my children enjoy it, they love the sunshine & being outside. However, living in Texas, the weather is always up & down, one day your bundled up & it's in the 20's, the next day your pulling out the flip flops because it's in the 80's. I don't let the chilly or bi-polar weather stop us from enjoying the outdoors, even if it's for a little bit in the winter, I bundle the kids up & we go outside for fresh air!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with Snoopy & Belle!

(Disclosure: I received the items featured below in exchange for this review & giveaway post)

Valentine's Day is near & I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with Peanuts, where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just Between Friends Fort Worth

(Disclosure: I received compensation for sharing this information with you, however all opinions are my own)

Before having children I didn't really shop at consignment stores, but now that I have a 9 year old & a 4 year old that has changed! I learned very quickly that children grow fast & we go through clothes fast, it seems like everytime I turn around we are buying another shirt, or a pair of shoes, etc. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

#Valentines Day Cake Bites

What better way to kick off February than with a sweet treat? These Valentine's Day Cake Bites are one of my favorites to make, they are a little time consuming in the kitchen but worth every bite!