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About the author  ⁄ Andrea Fellman

Andrea Fellman is a Mom who hasn't lost her style to motherhood. She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Savvy Sassy Moms and manages a team of creative contributors that work hard to keep moms up to date on the latest trends. Andrea loves social media and works on a variety of social media campaigns with brands big and small. Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram Andrea's biggest passion is traveling with her family and is currently living in Costa Rica! She is writing about her travels over at Wanderlust Living and you can follow her personal journey on Instagram

10 Creative Easter Ideas
Last night we had a Pinterest party to help us (and you) get ready for Easter!  The contributors and Savvy Sassy Product Scouts all pinned to our Easter Celebrations board for one hour and the board is filled with hundreds of creative Easter ideas!  We pinned Easter crafts,Easter treats, Easter egg decorating Ideas, creative cocktails, and even some Easter side dishes and Easter brunch Ideas!

I have so many favorite pins of the night that it’s SO hard to choose my favorite ten but I think I narrowed it down to the pins I loved the most!

10 Creative Easter Ideas to WOW your kids and guests!

1. Easter Burlap Bunnies – Super cute as decoration on the center to the table and guest could take one home!

2. Don’t Eat the Peep Game – keep the kiddos busy with this fun game!

3. Easter Egg Snacks – A creative way to get your kids to eat those veggies on Easter!

4. Easter Egg Shakers – Got a baby? Help them celebrate with these fun egg shakers.

5. Crisp Watermelon Breeze  – The perfect brunch punch.

6. Bunny Trails Popcorn Mix – This is a fun treat to make for the kids classroom.

7. Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs – If you want in on some of the decorating action, glam up some of your own Easter eggs with gold confetti.

8. Nail Polish Easter Eggs – Got a tween in the house? Keep them in the egg hunting game by filling her eggs with nail polish.

9. DIY Easter Crayons – Such a fun fun way to create colorful crayons for the kids table!

10. Peeps & Patron Cocktail – If you need a sweet cocktail then put a little peep in your drink!

See more Easter favorites over on our Savvy Sassy Scouts blogs: Running from the Law / O’Leary Love

Which Easter idea is your favorite?
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10 Best Beach Bags

Spring break is here and summer is just around the corner — whoo-hoo! Whether you are headed for Mexico, Hawaii or the Caribbean, you’ll obviously need a beach bag. Beach bags are an essential part of hitting the pool with all the right gear, and I’m not talking about the beach gear for the kids… I’m talking about beach gear for you!  As a mom, I usually have two beach bags — one for the kid stuff and one for the mom stuff — because throwing it all together into one bag is a total nightmare and something is sure to get broken, wet, or covered in sand.

We gathered some fun beach bags for you to check out for your next beach or pool vacation — no sand toys or swim goggles in here, ladies. These beach totes are for holding all the important items like your sunglasses, wallet, tablet, cell phone, keys, a water bottle and, of course, your favorite magazines. Since these are super-stylish beach bags, they’re also perfect for daytime excursions and could even be brought to dinner.

1. Independent Reign Linen Beach Bag, $139
2. Sun Protection Hats Tobago Tote, $180
3. O’Neill Latitude Beach Tote, $50
4. TOMS Lakeside Stripe Canvas Tote, $78
5. Maaji 316Max Beach Bag, $90
6. Modern Myth Beach Bag, $45
7. J Crew Mary Sol Caracas Tote, $115
8. Echo Metallic Geo Atlantic Tote, $78
9. Splendid Crystal Cove Tote, $128
10. Billabong Even Waves Jute Tote, $45

Which beach bag is your favorite?
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Choose Friendly Chat Savvy Sassy Moms

hello products Twitter Party

Wednesday, March 25th
10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST
Hosts: @savvysassymoms /  @being_katie /  @helloproducts

Hashtag: #ChooseFriendlyChat

Join us for a Twitter Party with hello products, the naturally friendly oral care company whose products keep mouths fresh, clean and healthy in a fun, friendly, flavorful way!

We are so excited about this new brand of toothpaste, and not just because of its colorful packaging and delicious flavors, but also because it uses naturally friendly ingredients! Getting our kids to brush their teeth is no longer a problem with flavors like Green Apple, Bubble Gum and Blue Raspberry. My kids have a hard time trying to decide which flavor to use each morning. But don’t worry, hello toothpaste is not just for kids! They have four delicious flavors for adults too. Mojito Mint, Peach Mango Mint, Super Mint and Pink Grapefruit Mint.

hello products are safe and effective, made with naturally-friendly ingredients with no added dyes or artificial sweeteners. The products are also Leaping Bunny Certified, meaning they are cruelty-free and never tested on animals. Super Mint, Mojito Mint and Pink Grapefruit Mint have all the ADA Seal of Approval and are clinically proven to prevent cavities and strengthen enamel.

hello products toothpastes, breath sprays and mouthwashes are sweetened with natural xylitol, making them a super friendly and healthy choice for keeping your taste buds happy and your mouth fresh and clean!

For more information visit helloproducts.com or shop for hello products at Target.com

hello products twitter party prizing
Twitter Party Prizing

1. hello products prize pack + $25 Target gift card
2. hello products prize pack + $25 Target gift card
3. hello products prize pack + $25 Target gift card
4. hello products prize pack + $25 Target gift card
5. hello products prize pack + $100 Target gift card

RSVP for the Twitter Party

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March Baby Bundle Giveaway

Someone is about to get very lucky this month! We have a very special Baby Bundle and it’s all about Baby Bjorn! We have been fans of Baby Bjorn for years because of their timeless style, modern designs and premium quality.  Baby Bjorn is a Swedish company that has lead the way in the baby industry since 1961. Their line up of exceptional products include baby carriers, bouncers, high chairs, travel cribs, feeding products and high chairs.

“To make day-to-day life easier for parents of small children by developing safe and innovative products of the highest quality for children up to three years old.” Baby Bjorn 
Baby Bjorn Carrier ONE Giveaway Savvy Sassy Moms
The Baby Carrier One by BABYBJÖRN

The Baby Carrier One by BABYBJÖRN is a multifunctional front and back baby carrier that is simple to use and comfortable in all positions. Ideal for those wanting an ergonomic baby carrier with incomparable comfort. Suitable for babies and toddlers, newborn (8lbs) to 3 years.

  • Multifunctional front and back baby carrier provides you with 4 different carry positions.
  • Optimal newborn position. Carry your newborn high up on your chest, close to your heart.  This provides you with eye contact and all-important closeness, while allowing you to supervise your baby’s breathing.
  • Inward-facing comfort. Ergonomically designed for both you and your growing baby.
  • Outward-facing option. Explore the world together when your child is ready. (Min. 5-months-old)
  • Easy back carrying. Place your toddler on your back by yourself in one safe motion. Simple, safe and comfortable! (Min 12-months-old)
  • Correct position for the child: The Baby Carrier One complies with the recommendations of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to ensure an appropriate position for your child.
  • Developed with pediatricians: We work with leading pediatricians, midwives and child psychologists. Their medical expertise is extremely important to us and they provide us with invaluable input when we develop new products. We never launch a product without their approval.
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Travel Crib Light
  • Sleeping away from home with small children has never been easier!
  • The Travel Crib Light is a portable folding bed that is easy to carry, set up and fold up.
  • The soft mattress makes the travel crib a comfortable and snug place for your child to sleep on a trip.
  • Suitable for children aged 0–3 years.
  • Baby Bjorn travel Crib Light
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Soft Bibs
  • This soft and comfortable plastic bib catches food that misses your baby’s mouth.
  • The bib is easy to clean and the fast-drying plastic means that you can use it again quickly.
  • BPA free!
  • Suitable from four months.
  • Baby Bjorn Soft Bibs
BB Smart Potty
Smart Potty
  • The potty is compact and convenient, and the soft plastic edges mean that your child sits comfortably.
  • It is easy to empty and clean and will rest firmly on the floor, even if your child moves about.
  • Baby Bjorn Smart Potty
Baby Bjorn Baby Bundle Giveaway!

March Baby Bundle Giveaway Baby Bjorn

Time to get LUCKY!

Enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below
Contest ends on 4/31/2015

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LOOP Giveaway Joovy Tandem Stroller Savvy Sassy Moms IG
Flash Instagram Giveaway

We’re hosting a Flash Giveaway and it starts tonight at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. We’re giving away a Joovy Stroller and not just any stroller! TheJoovy Caboose VaryLight Stand On Tandem Stroller.

What do you need to do to enter?  Well, head over to Instagram and Follow Savvy Sassy Moms. Then complete the LOOP by following all the Savvy Sassy Moms contributors and product scouts.

YOU must ENTER ON INSTAGRAM however here are the official rules of entry.

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Like this picture, follow this account, then tap the picture above to see who is next in the loop. You must like each picture and follow all 19 accounts in the loop to qualify.

2. When you get back to the picture on my account, tag a friend below to finish entering.

3. You can leave additional comments with additional friends for extra entries. You can also tag additional friends on other photos in the loop for additional entries. One tag per comment, please.
Loop ends Thursday, March 5th at 6pm PST/8pm CST/9pm EST. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 6th. Good luck!

NOTE: By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. This contest is not affiliated with Instagram in any way. ‪#‎savvysassymoms‬‪#‎giveaway‬ ‪#‎win‬

This is an INSTAGRAM ONLY giveaway.  Please enter over on Instagram.

If you do not have an Instagram account you may not enter.
Ends on March 5th at 6pm PST / 9pm EST

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MckEnna Hudson Ready Paint Fire Keystone Art Camp
Art Camp at Keystone Resort

While we were visiting Keystone Resort over the holidays last year we did a lot more than just snowboard. This is exactly why I loved Keystone so much — you don’t have to feel bad about not being on the mountain when there are so many other fun activities. When our kids saw the sign for Art Camp they both stopped in their tracks and begged us to sign them up!

Let the kids work their creative muscle at Ready, Paint, Fire!‘s two locations: one at Keystone and the original location at Breckenridge. Our kids went to the Art Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on a Saturday morning, which was perfect timing for us to drop them off, allowing my husband and me to get some more snowboarding time in!

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Ready, Paint, Fire!

When we entered the Ready, Paint, Fire! art studio I think my kids thought they had died and gone to heaven. Since we live out of the country, it is hard to take any sort of art classes and both my kids love arts and crafts. They also have an art teacher for a grandma, so they have been lucky to learn a love of art from her.

The first room at Ready, Paint, Fire! was set up with wall-to-wall canvas with drawings and the kids got to choose which one they wanted to paint. They also molded Christmas ornaments (for Grandma, of course), a panda pinch pot and a monster out of clay and painted them. After camp was over they put the pottery in the kiln to be fired and you can return the next day to pick them up.

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Hudson LEGO painting at Ready Paint Fire Keystone
Hudson picked out a LEGO canvas to paint (obviously).

McKenna Ready Paint Fire Keystone Resort Colorado

McKenna choose this cute bear fishing in a boat.

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Classes and Special Events

If you are lucky enough to live in Summit County, or if you are visiting Keystone or Breckenridge, you can check the website for even more classes and special events. They also have studio drop-in sessions where you can pay an hourly fee, plus the cost of your pottery or canvas. Check the Ready, Paint Fire! website for more details.

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Findery Travel App Destinations and Notemaps

It’s no secret that I love to travel, and sharing my travel stories, tips and tricks is a major part of the fun for me. So, when I started playing around with the travel app, Findery, I was giddy with excitement! Warning: It can be very addicting.

Findery
is a social network for travel content that let’s you create “notemaps” for places you have been all around the world, from your favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant to the beaches of Brazil. Under each main notemap you create — which are usually cities or countries — you can create individual notes about things to do, where to go and what to see in that area. You simply upload a photo, write a description, add tags and mark its location. It’s like posting a digital postcard and sharing it within the Findery travel community.

Documenting your travels with Findery

One of the best things I have realized about this app, as a travel writer, is that it can literally function as my own travel notebook when I’m on-the-go. Say you are visiting Chicago and eating at a very unique wine and tapas bar, you can literally snap a photo of the restaurant, upload it to the app and leave a note about your experience, your favorite tapas or the brand of wine from Spain you loved. This can help when you get home and start writing about your trip because you already have some of the main pieces of the story written down in your Findery notes.

While you can think of Findery as a digital and social scrapbook of your travels and as keepsakes from your trips, one of the other key features is that people are engaging with your content. Similar to other social networks, you follow other Findery travelers and, of course, you want people to follow you. You can like their notes, follow an entire notemap for a destination or leave comments and questions underneath the notes.

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Travel notemaps on Findery

My very first notemap is Taking the Kids to Guatemala and I have created 12 notes about our trip to Antigua and Lake Atitlán. This is not only a great place for me to write about key components of our trip, but can be a great resource for anyone planning a trip to Guatemala. Plus, other travelers can get the inside scoop on where to go and what not to miss!

Since my family and friends know that I travel a lot, I get emailed questions all the time about certain places I have been. Now I can simply share my notemaps with them and all the important places of interest are organized in one place easy for them to search themselves.

Travel planning search tool

Not only does Findery let you create travel content to share, but you can also use Findery as a travel planning search tool. You can search the Findery app by destination and find notemaps about that specific destination. If you are planning a family vacation to Italy this summer, you can search the app for Italy and begin to read about interesting places to visit or a great hotel someone recommends. You can follow someone’s entire notemap about Italy, save certain notes to your own Italy notemap or save them in the “Places I want to go” notemap.

Travel Locally with Findery

When you are using the app out in the world and from your phone, the homepage will show Near or Far. If you select near then the app will populate notes that are near you, so when you are visiting a new city, you can instantly find notes and points of interest that are literally right around you. This is also great for finding new things to explore in your hometown. You might discover something you never knew was even there before or it might encourage you to try a new restaurant based on someones note.

The Findery app has so many of the features I like about other social networks and pulls them all together in one gorgeous app. It allows me to share my travels, write about my personal experience, share travel tips and engage with other travelers. I can also collect travel content that I want to use in the future or instantly find information about a place that I am visiting right at that moment. I am a huge fan of post it notes and I think of Findery as leaving leaving post-its all over the world. Whether those post-it notes are mine or someone else’s, it’s a fun and exciting new way to explore the world.

Findery Travel App


Download the Findery App
 from the iTunes store and be sure to follow me!  @WanderlustLiving

 

Disclosure: I am working as a content ambassador for the Findery app. I share this with you because travel is my passion and it’s a awesome app that I am seriously obsessed with! 

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Tide Chic Twitter Party FINAL

#TideChic Twitter Party

Wednesday, February 18th
1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST

Hosts: @momtrends /  @savvysassymoms /  @tide
Special Guest: @GeorgeKotsi

Hashtag: #TideChic

As New York Fashion Week wraps up join us to talk about the latest Spring 2015 fashion trends with celebrity stylist, fashion designer and trend expert George Kotsiopoulos. We’ll be dishing on all the latest fashion trends that hit the runway and how more and more designers are using washable fabrics, offering consumers a way to more easily care for their designer garments at home.

During the party George Kotsiopoulos will be sharing his tips and how to care for those everyday fashion essentials with the help of Tide Pods. Tide, a proud sponsor of/at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, encourages fashionistas everywhere to use Tide Pods with their favorite washable garments to keep colors bright and looking their best.

 

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  • Tide Pods are a multi-chamber laundry detergent the clean, fight stains and brighten all in one, providing the Tide Clean you love in an easy-to-use form.
  • The unique, multi-chamber liquid single-use Tide Pods deliver great Tide cleaning in a single-use form that is twice as  compacted as liquid detergent today.
  • Tide Pods deliver the same brilliant results that Tide is known for and make the laundry process simpler and less time-consuming.
  • Each convenient Tide Pods is pre-measured so it is simple to use and consistently delivers trusted Tide cleaning performance. The Tide Pods use a best-in-class film that will dissolve and work effectively in all water temperatures.
  • Just be sure to put them in the washer FIRST and then add your clothes.

New York Fashion Week is a great source of creative inspiration. We want to encourage Moms everywhere to see fashion as a fun form of expression and to break out of that everyday mom uniform rut!

Tide Chic Prizing

 

#TideChic twitter Party Prizing

1. Urban Ears washable headphones + Tide Pods
2. Urban Ears washable headphones + Tide Pods
3. $100 Amazon Gift Card + Tide Pods
4. $100 Amazon Gift Card + Tide Pods

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Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post and Twitter Party by Tide.

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The Springs at River Run Keystone Colorado Family Travel Vacation Lodging

The Springs Keystone Colorado

Keystone Resort Lodging

Keystone makes for one exceptional family ski vacation there is not doubt about that. The mountain itself will impress you and the kid friendly amenities and all the activities will keep your family very busy on and off the mountain. Keystone is also only about a two hour drive from Denver and very easy to get to which is another reason it’s a perfect choice.

When choosing your Keystone Resort lodging you have many options available, however the Mountain House neighborhood is a great option for families because of it’s proximity to the Ski & Ride school. We stayed at The Springs, which is a part of the Keystone Resort managed properties and one of the biggest benefits of staying within the Keystone Resort properties is when you book at least two nights, your kids ski free!

Kids Ski Free at Keystone

The Springs Keystone Resort Waterslide and Pool

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The Springs, Keystone Colorado

The Springs at Keystone is located near the base of the Keystone Gondola and right next to the Keystone Ski & Ride school, which makes it very convenient for parents getting their kids to and from ski school. Keystone also has little red wagons to haul kids ski equipment back to the condos and there are storage lockers assigned for each condo in the garage, so you do not need to bring all that gear into the condo.

Another reason why the The Springs is so popular with families is the outdoor jacuzzi’s and the only outdoor pool with a waterslide! The pool is lukewarm but when it is -10 degrees outside it feels a bit colder. My kids loved sliding down the slide, swimming across the pool and then jumping into the hot tub. I didn’t want to do it, but they finally convinced me and so even I took the waterslide plunge!

The Springs is also just a short walk across a bridge that takes you right to the center of the main village. The Village is where you will find plenty of dining options, coffee shops, shopping, and a mini market. There is also a free Keystone shuttle that will pick you up and take you anywhere within the Keystone Resort as well so getting to the Village and the slopes is never a problem no matter where you stay!

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Inside the Condos at The Springs, Keystone Colorado

We stayed in a two bedroom condo and it was very nicely furnished, just as you would expect a Colorado mountain ski condo to be furnished and decorated. It was cozy and felt very comfortable, as if it was our own families condo. The kitchen was large and had plenty of seating for everyone, either around the huge countertop bar or at the kitchen table that had chairs and a long bench to sit at. The living room area had a large leather sofa that had a pull out bed, which is great if you have more than two children or are traveling with grandparents.

The Springs as a very nice lobby area for lounging around with a large fireplace, couches and even a pool table. They have separate playroom for smaller children and toddlers with a fun house, toys, books and games. There is a private theatre room too!  We stumbled upon this by accident and made the most of our discovery and immediately put in the move Elf and settled in for a lazy afternoon in the big leather chairs.  This might have been one of my favorite moments just because it was unexpected and such a sweet surprise.

The Springs is a luxury priced property but with all the amenities and conveniences it may be worth it to you and your family. The Keystone Resort itself has done an incredible job making Keystone very family friendly and staying at The Springs was really the icing on the cake!

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Disclosure:  A portion of my stay at The Springs was a part of a Media Stay with Keystone Resort for the purpose of a review. My opinions are always my own. I share this with you so it may help you decide on your next family adventure!

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Cook Eat Love Twitter Party Chase FINAL
Valentines Day Celebrations Twitter Party

Monday, February 9th
6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST

Hosts: @momtrends & @savvysasymoms
Special Celebrity Chef Guest @KatieLeeKitchen

Join us as we chat Valentine’s Day prep with author, culinary expert and co-host of the Food Network’s The Kitchen, Katie Lee! We’ll be talking about Valentine’s Day Celebrations not just for couples, but how to celebrate as a family or with friends! Katie Lee will be dishing out tips for cooking up the perfect meal with your kids or planning a romantic dinner for your Valentine. No matter who is in the kitchen, we want it to be filled with lots of love and delicious food.

Whether you’re trying to decide what to do for that special someone or looking for a fun activity for the family, here are three creative tips from Katie Lee to get you inspired:

1. All in the Family

Show your family some love by celebrating together. Go to the supermarket and let everyone pick their favorite items, then come home and cook together. Or have a family movie night.

2. Made With Love

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. Make homemade cookies and package them up in a decorative tin. This is a fun gift for the kids, friends and even co-workers.

3. Sparkling Chef

Choose a menu that is easy to execute and indulgent without being too heavy. To make a quick hors d’oeuvre, toast slices of baguette, spread with ricotta cheese, top with sliced strawberries and give a sprinkle of flaky sea salt with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar! For dessert, buy a chocolate angel food cake and serve it with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. Now for the main event, sear filet mignon in a skillet and make a quick red wine sauce to serve with it. And don’t forget the champagne! Make a Valentine’s Day cocktail with pomegranate juice and seeds, a splash of citrus vodka, and top it with bubbles.

However you celebrate this Valentine’s Day, remember to shop smart. Now through March 31, Chase Freedom is offering cardholders 5% cash back at grocery stores and movie theaters. So whether you plan a romantic night at home or have a family movie night, Chase Freedom has you covered.

Cook Eat Love Chase Twitter Party Prizing

Twitter Party Prizing

1. William Sonoma Bundt Cake Pan & Red Velvet Cake Mix $48.00

2. Heart Shaped Waffle Iron $39.95 + Heart Hand Towels $12.95

3. Cast Iron Fondue Set $39.95

4.  William Sonoma Gold Bakeware Set $79.99

5. Le Creuset Cast Iron Heart Shaped Dutch Oven $200

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Disclosure: This Twitter Party and post is sponsored by Chase Freedom.

 

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