Love, Juliebug: June 2013
Welcome to the Keekaroo Height Right High Chair with Accessories Giveaway!
Sponsored by: Keekaroo 
Special thanks to our co-hosts The Parenting Patch, My Four Littles, and Capris Coupons, as well as all of the other great bloggers helping us promote this wonderful giveaway from Keekaroo.
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Check out Everything Mommyhood's Keekaroo Height Right High Chair Review!
The Height Right High Chair will adjust to fit your child from the infant stage, all the way to an adult! They also come with a 5 year warranty!
What a money saver this high chair is! Imagine a chair that grows with your kiddo.
Now for this amazing giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Keekaroo Height Right High Chair in their choice of color, the Keekaroo Tray with tray cover, and the Keekaroo Infant Insert in their choice of color. Total prize package value is $239.95!
US Residents, 18 and up only. All winning entries will be verified, winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim prize before another winner will be chosen. Giveaway begins 7/1/2013 at 12:00am CST and ends 7/21/2013 at 11:59pm CST.
Disclosure: This blog and Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize shipment, as this is a sponsored prize. I was not compensated in any way for promotion of this giveaway. Everything Mommyhood received the above mentioned item, in exchange for an honest review. Our opinions are not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at

Since I cannot convince Abby to stay four for the rest of her life, I figure I should start planning her birthday party. I've been looking at Pinterest. I know, a dangerous thing to do. I have found approximately one million cakes I would like to make for her. Now the thing is narrowing it down to, you know, one. Anyone care to help me decide? I am thinking about a fairy-tail princess sort of theme.




Aren't they all adorable? Now, Abby would like this cake. Erm, I don't know if I can pull it off!


So, my question, of course, is this...which cake do you like the best and do I have any hope of making the last one without it looking ridiculous?

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Recently, I received the chance to try out Advanced Mineral Makeup. Their products have been used on the set of quite a few television shows so I was quite excited. They have multiple options so you can select the product that fits your needs; Loose Powder Foundation, Pressed Powder Compacts or Liquid Mineral Foundation.

I chose the loose powder, partly because I have never tried powdered mineral makeup before.
Loose Powder Foundation Supercharged 3 in 1 Advanced Loose Mineral foundation functions as a foundation, powder, and concealer! Combining SPF 30 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection with Antioxidants A and E to further fight and prevent free radical damage to keep skin feeling and looking like silk. Giving you easy to apply light and beautiful coverage on its own or with other Advanced Mineral products.
It really is a light and silky powder. I chose a shade that may have been a bit too dark for my skin but it worked as a bronzer of sorts for me. Not ideal for everyone so make sure you choose wisely. Some notes to point out.
  • Advanced Mineral Makeup is a 100% natural makeup line. Unlike other makeup brands, it contains no parabens, preservatives, or harsh chemicals that would irritate your skin.
  • Products are used on the set of Grey's Anatomy and NCIS because it's so camera-friendly.
  • Natural looking makeup that just enhances the appearance of your skin.
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I love the fact that it is a 100% natural, non skin irritating line! I think most of us would say we've bought some makeup in the past that, in some way, has bothered our skin. It feels good that the foundation I've been using has the SPF I need as well as Antioxidants. All in all, I am very happy with Advanced Mineral Makeup! Give it a try and let me know what you think as well.

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.
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Welcome to the Combi High Chair Giveaway! Brand new, not yet available for purchase!
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 1:39:46 PM
Sponsored by: Combi USA Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood
Special thanks to our co-hosts Couponing Momma and The Nurse Mommy!

If only I had this when my daughter was young. It looks like such a great chair! I mean, five height positions and three recline positions?! I love having choices!

Combi USA provides juvenile products for nearly every setting of a child's life. They have strollers, high chairs, car seats, bouncers, walkers, and more!
Check out Everything Mommyhood's Combi High Chair Review!
The Combi High Chair is a brand new item and has a lot of great features!
  • Five-position height adjustment
  • Three-position seat recline
  • Five-point harness with shoulder pads
  • Dishwasher-safe, removable tray insert
  • Compact fold
The Combi High Chair isn't available for sale until July 14th, but you can pre-order now at Amazon for $179.99!
One lucky winner will receive a Combi High Chair in the color of their choice! US Residents 18 and up only All winning entries will be verified Giveaway ends 7/12/2013 at 11:59pm CST.

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Life is stressful. This isn't a surprise to anyone. It's hard to make time to pamper yourself.
What if you could receive a special package in the mail each month designed to help you "get away" from it all?

Now, you can with Escape Monthly: a destination-inspired box full of luxury products to help you relax and renew. Every month, we curate high-quality products to help you slip into bliss—from spa & beauty products, to gourmet snacks & gift certificates.

We're sure you'll feel the stress melting away as you experience products inspired by luxurious spas, tropical getaways, cultures of the world and more!

I am excited to announce a sweet giveaway for you, my awesome readers. Love, JulieBug and Escape Monthly are teaming up to offer a FREE Escape Monthly Box valued at $50! The giveaway will be from June 27th until July 12th at 11:59 pm.
And, for those of you who don't win, we're also excited to offer an exclusive coupon "YOURESCAPE"—worth 20% off for life!

So, enter below and share with your friends & family!

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You know those first and last day of school photos that are so popular? I'm, of course, going to be doing them when Abby starts Kindergarten. I always find it amazing how much the kiddos change in one school year. So, I decided to share photos of our almost school age kiddo.

Sept 2012
You'll notice in the first photo she has a much more baby like face and definitely not as much hair. It was taken at JC Penney's hair salon. Speaking of, she definitely needs a small haircut again!

June 2013
Her face has thinned out and she can even wear ponytails now! Outside of appearance she has changed in so many ways. I thought it would be fun to list some things she can do now!
  • She can go to the bathroom completely independently.
  • For most outfits she can dress and undress herself. (Her fashion sense is still wacky though.)
  • She can tell you what almost any word begins with by looking at it or hearing it.
  • She can spread peanut butter on crackers.
  • She can play games online on Disney Jr or Nick Jr.
  • She prays on her own out loud and in her head.
  • If you show her a certain number of coins and ask her to subtract another number she usually gets it right.

There are many more things but I can't think of them off the top of my head. The point, my friends, is that she is getting to be such a big girl. I love watching her grow up even though I complain that it happens too quickly.
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Welcome to the Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Giveaway!
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I want to send out special thank you to all my awesome blogger friends that are helping to promote this giveaway!
Please check out my Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Set product review HERE!
This giveaway will run from June 26, 2013 until July 10, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Open to US, and you must be at least 18 to enter.
Winner will receive one Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Set!
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If you have any questions concerning this giveaway, please contact me by e-mail HERE!

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This sweet girl is growing up too fast. Today she came up to me and told me her tooth was wiggly. I didn't truly believe her because she has been talking about a wiggly tooth ever since she got the book Silverlicious by Victoria Kahn. When I checked her tooth, however, it was indeed loose! Now, I don't know how long it will take to fall out but I am not ready for this. How can she be losing baby teeth already? She still feels like my little baby girl. But no, she is starting Kindergarten in almost exactly two months. Yes, two months from today will be the open house at her school. Open house is the night before school actually starts.
I know I am emotional but I almost started crying. About a tooth, yes and so much more.

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Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood Co-Hosted by: Conservamom
Special thanks to my blogger friends who are helping promote this great giveaway from Saranoni!
Saranoni is a luxury blanket company that's been around since 2006. They make the most luxurious, dreamy blankets from the mini blanket (15 x 20 inches) up to the adult throw blanket (60 x 80 inches). Saranoni is all about family and provides blankets for every size!
Check out Everything Mommyhood's review of the Swirl Lush Blanket - Saranoni Blanket Review

Blankets are quite popular in our house. Living in Wyoming I'm sure you can understand why. These would be especially welcome!

Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an adult throw blanket of their choice $125 Value! US Resident, 18 and up only All winning entries will be verified Giveaway ends 7/9/2013 at 11:59pm CST

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A Ladybug on the Go
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Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods and More.......


Love, JulieBug has teamed up with a small group of bloggers to offer you this awesome giveaway!
Action Baby Carriers is a rapidly growing business based out of MI. (Love products from the USA!) They feature baby carriers and toddler carriers with several different print options available, and they even make custom carriers too!

I love the fact that they not only have carriers for infants but toddlers! Sadly, my daughter is definitely not a toddler anymore but I would have loved to use one of these for her!

Check out Everything Mommyhood's review of the Toddler Carrier in Nova- Action Baby Carrier Review.
One lucky winner will receive an Action Baby Carrier of their choice, retailed for $98 value and up. Can not be used on a custom carrier. US Residents, 18 and up only All winning entries will be verified Giveaway begins 6/22/13 at 11pm CST and ends 7/6/13 at 11:59pm CST

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Yesterday was a bad eating day. I say bad I mean sugar overload. I drank a few sodas, had a bunch of fruit, and more. I went to a girl's game night at a friend's house and it hit me. Anxiety. It was not emotion based anxiety. No, this was a result of the sugar. I felt my throat tightening and just felt very anxious in general. One of my friend's noticed that something was off about me despite me trying to act normal.

In situations like this I have learned to take deep breaths, drink water slowly, and most of all - pray.
I tried to also take my mind off of my thoughts. The more I think about what I am experiencing, the worse it gets.

About half way through the night it eased up. I didn't have anything else to eat or drink except water so that probably helped a bit. I will definitely think twice before overloading with sugar again. As in, I will not do it!

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We've been going to a local theater for their Summer Movie program. It really is a great idea. You get 11 movies for $8 and while they are slightly older movies, they are worth it. I love taking Abby to a movie every week. This week was Disney Nature's African Cats.

I was nervous about this for a couple reasons.

  • I am not a huge fan of lions. I used to have really bad nightmares about being chased and stalked by them. Yeah. Make of that what you will.
  • I didn't know what they would show in terms of gore and any procreation activity. Ahem.
  • It's not a cartoon.
Abby swears she loved it but she had her head buried in my arm for most of the movie. It wasn't as bad as I feared but it definitely had some stuff she hadn't seen before. The cats would chase prey and it would show them eating. I mean, it wasn't the Discovery channel by any means but maybe more than a four almost five year old needs to see.

So, I am wondering if I should take her to the next Disney Nature one. Chimpanzees. Surely it's got to be less violent than African Cats, right?

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When a person embarks on a weight loss journey they usually invest their money in many products such as a gym membership, a scale, weights, etc.  But, the one thing I usually see many of my peers forgetting to purchase is a kitchen scale!  One of the biggest diet sabotagers is eating what you think is the right amount of food and then finding out that in fact you may have eaten as much as double your daily allowance!  I remember years ago when I followed Weight Watchers, talking about apples.  While a small apple (149g) has only 78 calories, a large apple (223g) can have close to 120 calories!  And just like everything in the store today being extra large, apples are no exception.  When you are keeping a close eye on your daily calorie intake, being confident in the size and portion of your food is vital!  The Eat Smart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is the type of product you need to use to rely on complete accuracy!  
The Eat Smart Precision Elite is the newest of Eat Smart's products.  I really like it's sleek silver design, making it a stylish accessory to your kitchen counter.  I always keep my scale on the counter, doing so allows for quick & easy access when I am cooking or baking!  The Precision Elite features:
  • EatSmart Precision Elite Accuracy Technology,
  • Easy 2 button operation,
  • Tare Feature - subtraction the weight of any plate or container, 
  • Backlit LCD Display, making it very easy to read,
  • Durable & large stainless steel platform, 
  • 4 measurement modes:  grams, ounces, kilograms & pounds, 
  • Can hold up to 15 pounds and is accurate to +/- .1oz,
  • 3 minute auto-turnoff, 
  • Includes 4 AAA batteries
  • FREE Calorie Factors Book

Eat Smart was founded in 2005 and since then they have been devote to creating innovative health care products that fit the needs of their customers and the community around them.  Every product Eat Smart carries comes with their 100% Eat Smart Satisfaction Guarantee.  If it does not meet your standards, return it for a replacement or a refund.  The Precision Elite comes with a 2 year warranty.   
All of the Eat Smart products can be found on Amazon and the Precision Elite Kitchen Scale retails for $34.95 with free shipping and handling. 
Check out my Shrimp Stir-Fry recipe on Eat Smart's Blog
Eat Smart would love to give one of my lucky readers their own Precision Elite Kitchen Scale!  The giveaway is open to readers 18+, in the United States.  To enter, follow the steps on the rafflecopter below! This giveaway ends 6/27.
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Good luck!

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I'm so glad this link up is back in full swing. I missed it. Today, my focus is Independence Day!

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