The Story Of Three: July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Step2 Extreme Mountain Adventure Combo Giveaway




Welcome to the Step2 Extreme Mountain Adventure Combo Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro!

Everyone likes a great deal -- did you know that by shopping directly through Step2.com, you can get exclusive combo deals on some of their hottest products, saving you lots of money in the process? Here are some of my favorite combos:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DIY Back To School Wreath



It's back to school season ya'll! Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I have been wanting to get my hands on a new back to school wreath for quite some time! I've been really scared to make the burlap wreaths (I have no idea why) but after googling and watching several tutorials, I finally went for it and I'm so happy I did! 

I'm not the craftiest person in the world and this wreath could be as simple as you want it or as decorative as you want it. I will probably add a ruler to one side but otherwise, I really like it the way it is!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

French Toast School Uniforms Review and Giveaway

(Disclosure: I received the products featured below for the purpose of my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.) 



It's that time of year where everyone is gearing up for back to school, from clothes to school supplies shopping, the running around seems like it will never end! Having two children in school means double the shopping, it can be overwhelming sometimes trying to get everything checked off your long list! 

If you have a child starting private school you will have a dress code, uniforms to be exact and even some public elementary schools around us are starting to require the children wear them. I've never even see uniforms in store so I can't even imagine having to run around and try to shop for them every school year.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Sunshine Smoothie #KidFriendly



I love whipping up smoothies at home for my family, they are perfect for anytime of the day! This fun summer smoothie is delicious, it screams summer fun with every sip!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Exposed Skincare Review


(Disclosure: I was sent the products featured below for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.)


I've struggled with acne for as long as I can remember, I thought for sure in high school that I would never see it again once I entered my adult years and boy was I wrong! I'm almost 30 years old and still struggle daily with adult acne. I have always had an oily/combination skin, my face is very sensitive too, I could touch it in one area and the next day there will be a new acne spot. 

I was recently introduced to Exposed Skincare and I was pretty excited to give it a try! I'm not going to lie, I've tried many different products over the years, from skincare to make-up, I just want my acne to go away. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Back to School with Peanuts and Hanna Andersson


(Disclosure: I was sent the product featured below for my review. No other compensation was received.)



Can you believe that we are already gearing up for back to school!? Crazy right?! The first day of school is just a few short weeks away & Little Sister C is super excited to be returning to school with her favorite characters!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mini Vacation - Galveston Style

We took a mini vacation last week and went to Galveston! We had so much fun, it's such a perfect family getaway! 

There is ocean...


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Elo My Storytime Pillow Review and Giveaway


(Disclosure: I received the product featured below for my review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own)


As a parent most of us struggle with bedtime routines with our children. Some children find ways to stall bedtime like asking for a drink, getting out of bed, asking questions, etc. I feel like every night I hear my children climbing out of bed, tip-toeing down the hall & venturing into my room. When My Storytime Pillow's from elo™ arrived for my children, we all were very excited & actually couldn't wait for bedtime!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Zipadee-Zip Giveaway


(Disclosure: I'm so excited to share this sponsored giveaway with all of you! All opinions are 100% my own!)


As a parents we all know first hand how important it is for our babies to be able to sleep soundly, however not every baby gets a good nights sleep every night. I remember several nights with both of my children that involved little or no sleep, late night feedings, rocking for hours, I would do almost anything to help my little ones sleep through the night when they were infants. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Butter Braid Pastries Giveaway


Disclosure: Megan at Housewife On A Mission received the following items mentioned in this post from Butter Braid® pastries to facilitate her review. She also received monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are her own and were not influenced. 


We have a sweet and delicious giveaway for our readers, that we KNOW you are all going to love!! Have you ever heard of Butter Braid®? I truthfully had not up until recently, and boy am I glad I was introduced to them! They have mouth watering pastries that are perfect for either dessert or to enjoy in the morning for breakfast. You are only able to purchase Butter Braid® pastries through a fundraiser, so you have to find a local dealer or you could even become a dealer yourself.


Shopping Made Easy with SIDE BY STYLE


(Disclosure: I am so excited to share this sponsored content with my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.)


I will be the first to admit that I don't enjoy clothes shopping for myself as much as I used too, it's exhausting taking two children shopping! Then your trying to mix & match pieces, carry around all of your items and then shove everyone into the fitting room just to try on a handful of outfits. Majority of the time I would walk out with one maybe two successful pieces. Does this sound like you too? Great, glad to know i'm not the only one! 

I recently came across an Instagram post by Fort Worth Moms Blog about a new company called SIDE BY STYLE that allows you to shop with a real stylist! Pretty neat right? I knew I had to find out more and thankfully a few days later, I was contacted by founder Amanda Scott and I was given the opportunity to try out SIDE BY STYLE!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SafetyTat: Kids Temporary Safety Tattoos


(Disclosure: I received a package of SafetyTat's for my personal use & for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own)


As a parent of a special needs child sometimes I can find myself worrying, I worry about things I probably shouldn't be worrying about. Like most parents the "what if" scenarios occasionally play out in my head, the thought of losing my child in a store or at the mall is absolutely terrifying. As a single parent, I take my children everywhere, so it's important for me to have a plan in place should an emergency arise. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OKU by mySkin


Disclosure: I'm excited to share this sponsored post with my readers. Monetary compensation has been received for this post. All opinions are my own. 



I am so excited to let you know that I am working with mySkin on the launch of the first ever iPhone-connected skin wellness scanning device, OKU by mySkin. It's super cool and ground breaking for the beauty industry, I can't wait to try it out!