Monday, March 31, 2014

Be A Guest On The Bee Hive Buzz

Are you a blogger looking to promote your blog and reach some new readers?
Well ,I am looking for bloggers to write guest posts for The Bee Hive Buzz!

My family and I have been pretty busy lately so I haven't been able to post as often as I would like to.
Plus, its great to get a new perspective on life every now and then too!

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share?  A craft or DIY project?  How about a topic about babies or children?  Got any gardening tips or tips on living green?   Something the whole family would enjoy?

Two Chefs In The Family

Emma Bee is making supper tonight!

Remember my  
Well we get LOTS of fun out of our 
KidKraft Master Cook's Kitchen!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Emma Bee!

Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet baby girl!

Today is Emma Bee's first birthday!  I can't believe my baby is already 1 year old!  Its just amazing how wonderful this past year has been and how much this little person has changed my life. I can't imagine life without her.  We've had so many great adventures this year and its been a blessing to watch her grow and learn each day.  Emma has such a big personality and such a big heart.  I'm so proud of her!

Happy Birthday sugar!
Momma loves you SO MUCH!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ageless Derma Natural Camourfleur Concealer Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love wearing makeup and trying new things.  I'm always looking for the perfect concealer too.  As I'm getting older, my skin is changing and I'm aging and the makeup products that worked great for me a few years ago, just don't look the same on me any more.  So I love trying new make up products.  And this is actually the first time Ive written about make up products on my blog.

I received a sample of Ageless Derma Camoufleur Concealer to try and I really like the way it looks on my skin.  I have dark circles under my eyes 24/7.  I always have.  Its not because I'm tired (and I'm always tired.) Its just my skin.  I put some of the Ageless Derma under my eyes and it really helped to cover my dark spots and blended well too.  Its not too heavy and doesn't feel like I've got a bunch of crud caked on my skin.  After I took the photo below, I added my regular liquid makeup to blend my face and finished with my regular powder.  The concealer blended and lightened the darkness around my eyes so you couldn't even tell once I had my full face done!

A couple of cool things about Ageless Derma is that its Paraben free and also contains Vitamin A, E and apple extracts.  Plus its not tested on animals which is always a major plus for me when picking out cosmetics.

You can check out the great shade selection for Ageless Derma on their website along the rest of their skin care and cosmetic line!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.   I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions.  Cross my heart!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New LIMITED EDITION Genius Series "Audrey" Cloth Diaper from bumGenius! Get YOURS TODAY!!!

The Audrey print will be available in the bumGenius 4.0, Elemental, Freetime, Newborn and the Flip OS covers.  They are limited edition and bumGenius has sold out and retailers will not be able to reorder these diapers.

When do they arrive?
The order is scheduled to arrive at Kelly's Closet tomorrow mid-day (Friday, March 21st) and will sell out VERY QUICKLY due to the high demand.  They are coming via UPS and they usually arrive mid-day.  Kelly's Closet is located in Maine and they've have had some miserable weather today (12+ inches of snow) so this will all be subject to delay due to the conditions of the roads.

Can you pre-order Audrey?
No, Kelly's Closet will not be offering pre-orders on Audrey.

How can I get an Audrey?
Kelly's Closet will make an announcement via email newsletter AND via social media announcing the release time.  They will be releasing in 2 batches (staggered launch) so you'll have 2 opportunities to grab one!  One will likely be in the afternoon and another one in the evening.  

Please note that Kelly's Closet has placed a limit of 2 Audrey diapers (per style) per household.  Due to the limited nature of this print they felt this was fair so everyone could have an equal opportunity to purchase the Audrey diaper.  Note: If you place more than 2 in your cart; the system will automatically delete the extras and you will only be charged for 2.

Get on the Waiting List!
You can get on the waiting list to receive an email when they stock; however please note that these emails may be delayed and the diapers may sell out quicker than the emails can send. Getting on the waiting list does NOT reserve your diaper.  It's not always fun or easy but stalking their social media pages and the site is the best way to score a diaper!

Yes, you may use one of the KC coupons on your order.  Yes, orders of $49+ will receive free standard shipping (US only; excluding AK and HI).

The First Years Insulated Sippy Cups Review

Emma Bee has been such a great baby!  She was weened from her bottle when she was about 7 months old.  Not by my choice, but all on her own.  We decided to introduce her to her first soft tipped sippy cup and she fell in love never ever wanted to go back to her bottle after that.  Since she was so good with her firsts sippy cup, I decided that I really wanted to try The First Years Insulated Sippy Cups.  She loved them!

They're great because they have this one piece lid that really easy to clean and a soft straw tip for her to suck on.  Plus, they are really visually appealing.  Emma loves to sit and look at the animals on her cup!  They're also insulated as  I mentioned to they stay cold for quite a while.  Emma is a busy girl so sometimes it can take a while for her to finish her cup of juice so the insulation is great when she gets distracted and her cup stays out for a while.

My favorite aspects of these cups is that they are dishwasher safe so I can just toss them in the machine and go.  The other thing I love is that they are BPA free so that's a huge plus for me!  The straw tip is spill proof and I tested it.  Not a drop spilled so not having a mess when Emma is carrying her cup around the house is fantastic!

And here's a fun tidbit of info for ya!  The First Years sippy cups are made so that all of the lids are interchangeable so you can get different cups but switch up the lids.  There are more than 20 other sippy cup designs and you can change out the lids on any of them so that makes getting a cup ready, very easy.  And as a busy mom, I like easy!

Technically the package says that these cups are great for 18+ months.... but I have a 12 month old and she loved these cups!  They were super easy for her to drink from and super easy for her to hang on to.  The material that the cups are made of is smooth and contoured great for her tiny hands and they are durable which is always important with toddlers!  But even though they are heavy duty, they aren't heavy!  They are actually a nice light weight.

I would definitely recommend trying these cups for anyone who has a one year old or older!  I think Emma would recommend these too if she could talk!

You can purchase these cups at Kmart (2-pack) and online at (4-pack)!

I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions!  Cross my heart!

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try the Vitamin C Serum from Amara Organics!  This stuff is great!  Its exclusively sold on Amazon and if I were you, I'd give it a shot.  It is great for your skin!

Some of the benefits of Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum are that it protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration and fine lines, improves the texture of your skin and brightens your complezion and help reverse sun damage and aging.

I used my Vitamin C Serum while we were on vacation in Florida and I think it really helped protect my skin from the sun.  I used sunscreen on the rest of my body and used the serum on my face.  The only part of my body that wasnt burnt red with sunburn, was my face! 

I received a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder Review & GIVEAWAY!! #BMNShamROCKS

We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day by turning our prizes GREEN! That's right - each blogger in this Hop has a green giveaway just for you - so be sure to hop around the rainbow linky and enter them all, including the Green Grand Prize!

WIN a pouch of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder 
from Kiss Me Organics & The Bee Hive Buzz!

I was contacted by Kiss Me Organics to try out their Organic Matcha Culinary Grade Green Tea Powder.  And I was really excited and eager to try it because I love love LOVE green tea!  I had never tried green tea powder before and when I found out how many different things you can do with the powder, I could hardly wait to get my bag and start cooking!

  Green tea powder is great because it provides you with tons of energy, helps boost your metabolism, helps you stay focuses, improves your skin health, aids weight loss by helping you burn more calories, fights aging and the Organic Matcha from Kiss Me Organics has 137x the antioxidants of brewed green tea.  You can use it for cooking, lattes, smoothies and lots more.  This summer I want Mr. Bee to get out our ice cream maker and use it to make home made green tea ice cream!

I added a tiny amount of the Organic Matcha to my espresso to make a green tea latte and it was super yummy!  The powder doesn't clump or give my latte a funky consistency or grittiness.  Its smooth and tastes really good!  I'm going to make some green tea cupcakes for Emma Bee's birthday coming up.  I bet our family will love them!  We used it to make banana blackberry green tea smoothies for a snack the other day and they were fantastic!  I felt energized and refreshed the rest of the afternoon after having such a good healthy snack!

What I really love about Organic Matcha is that its all natural and USDA certified organic. Its free of chemicals and preservatives.  Each pouch of Organic Matcha contains 4oz. of green tea powder.  This pouch will last a really long time though because the recommended daily dose is 1/2 - 1 teaspoon!  I've used ours several times already and haven't hardly made a dent in it.

Kiss Me Organics is offering one lucky The Bee Hive Buzz reader, a chance to win
One Pouch of Organic Matcha!  

Giveaway ends  3/31/2014.  Open to US only.   Must be 18+ to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize.  If prize is not claimed, a new winner will be randomly selected.  Good luck!

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