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Summer Scoop Instagram Contest

We’re hosting our #SummerScoop4Moms Instagram contest with our friends at Project Nursery and can’t wait to see all of your fun summer moments!

How to play along

Start by posting a new picture on your Instagram account sharing your favorite summer moment. Make sure you use #SummerScoop4Moms and set your account to public so we can see your entry!

Next, head to our contest post on the Savvy Sassy Moms Instagram account. Like the photo, tag a friend in the comments and you’re set!

You can post a new picture each day between now and Sunday, June 19th for multiple entries.

Prizes to get your summer started

We will announce finalists on Instagram on Monday, June 20th. Make sure you keep your account set to public until a winner is announced!

Grand prize: Lily Jade diaper bag of your choice, up to a $375 value

Second prize: BABYBJÖRN Baby One Carrier Outdoors ($260 value)

Third prize: Ubbi Snack Tweet Set ($50 value) and a summer supply of Pampers Splashers ($90 value)

Stay tuned for more #SummerScoop4Moms

Make sure you mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 22nd! We’ll be hosting our final Summer Scoop Twitter party at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST with some amazing prizes, including a gb Child Pockit Stroller.

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The scoop on everything moms need for summer

The days until the arrival of summer are ticking off fast. Whether you’re waiting for your kids to be out of school for summer vacation, you’re getting some time off of work for the season to spend it with your kiddos, or you’re just waiting for the official start of our sunniest time of year, there’s nothing we love more than summer and for good reason!

But, as much as we love this time of year and all the fun it brings, getting prepped for all that fun can be quite a task for moms. This year, check out the Summer Scoop, brought to you alongside our friends at Project NurseryIt will give you the insider look at everything you need to make the most of summer with your kids!

To kick things off, Savvy Sassy Moms and Project Nursery, along with some summer-loving bloggers, are giving you the chance to win everything in the Summer Scoop. With over $2300 in prizes, there’s no better way to start your summer!

Make sure you’re following Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest all summer long. Keep an eye out for #SummerScoop4Moms!

Win the new BABYBJORN Baby Carrier One Outdoors #SummerScoop4Moms

BABYBJӦRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors

Introducing the newest baby carrier from BABYBJÖRN. Designed to help you share an active, open-air lifestyle with your child, the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors ($260) is the ultimate ergonomic choice for active families. The Outdoors Carrier features a sporty design, high-quality materials and functional details, while offering all of the best features of the Baby Carrier One. The carrier has an extra-sturdy waist belt for added weight distribution and pressure relief, padded form-fitting shoulder straps to help you comfortably and safely carry a growing child from newborn up to the age of three years, and four ergonomic front and back carrying positions.

Perfect for parents who want optimal comfort and functionality while they are exploring the magic of the outdoors with their children, the Baby Carrier One Outdoors is made of breathable and water-repellent materials and includes a waist belt pocket and loops on the shoulder straps for easy access to keys, credit cards, baby accessories and more. Baby Carrier One Outdoors also comes with a practical storage bag that protects the carrier when it is not in use.

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Win the Babymoov Anti-UV Tent from #SummerScoop4Moms

Babymoov Anti-UV Tent

Babymoov’s Anti-­UV Tent ($40) takes the hassle out of Baby’s beach trips by protecting Baby from the elements and blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Ventilated mesh will keep Baby shielded from the sand and wind, while still providing comfortable airflow on hot days, and a built-­in mosquito net keeps the pesky bugs at bay. Tie back the tent’s mesh entrance or secure it shut when the wind starts to pick up. The tent’s large capacity gives Baby ample room to play, while still being lightweight for parents. A pop-­up system and transport bag allow for setup in as little as three seconds, with four tent poles to anchor it securely to the ground.

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Win the Cybex Baby Travel System #SummerScoop4Moms
Cybex Agis M-Air3/Aton 2 Travel System

The CYBEX Agis M-Air3 Stroller & Aton 2 Infant Car Seat Travel System ($600) allows parents to have an all-in-one, on-the-go system to allow them to explore with their little one. At Cybex, safety comes first and it shows in the features of their Aton 2 Infant Car Seat. Made for children 4-35 pounds and up to 30-inches tall, this car seat has innovative Linear Side-Impact Protection, while still being one of the lightest car seats on the market, weighing in at just under 9 pounds. The accompanying stroller fits children up to 55 pounds and is the perfect way to get around the city with your Aton 2 Infant Car Seat. Moms will love that you only need one hand to operate its key features — it only takes one hand to fold it into a standing position or recline the seat for Baby.

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Win a Lily Jade Diaper Bag #SummerScoop4Moms

Lily Jade Diaper Bags

When Meggan Wood’s oldest daughter, Caroline, was born, Meggan found herself frustrated by the lack of beautiful, leather diaper bags. She wanted a bag that was stunning and hardworking, and one that would last long enough to still carry all those precious memories beyond the baby years. She sketched the perfect diaper bag design to her husband, Landon, and the rest is history! The real genius behind Meggan’s idea is the “Baby Bag,” a removable, washable organization insert included with every Lily Jade. This amazing engineering feat allows mommies to move from diaper duty, to meetings, to date nights. Lily Jade’s most popular styles convert to backpacks with the flick of a clasp, and can be worn over the shoulder and crossbody as well. Lily Jade supports its rapidly growing community of moms with by encouraging them to tell their #storyofmotherhood and giving bags away as often as possible!

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Win from Platypus Australia Swimwear for Kids #SummerScoop4Moms

Platypus Australia Swimwear

Platypus Australia is a leading Australian UPF50+ swimwear brand for children from babies through to size 14. Designed to mix-and-match, Platypus Australia is for little ones who like to be active, comfortable and stylish yet protected from the sun. But, just because these swimsuits for babies and kids come from the other side of the world doesn’t mean you can’t get them for your own little sun worshipers. Easy shipping is available to both the U.S. and Canada… and, it’s free if you spend over $80.

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Win a gb Child Pockit Stroller #SummerScoop4Moms

gb Child Pockit Stroller

Designed for frequent travelers, the gb Child Pockit Stroller ($250)  in Monument Black quickly folds into an ultra-compact package, shaped like a handbag, for simple transport on airplanes and more. The stroller offers a self-standing folded option for added versatility when you and Baby are dining out. When in use, the Pockit offers a height-adjustable harness that is easy to tighten or loosen to secure your little one properly. Front swivel wheels make maneuvering simple and you can lock the tires for stability when strolling along uneven paths. Easily push your little bundle of joy with one hand in this compact stroller.

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Win an iPhone 6s from STIYA for #SummerScoop4Moms

STIYA Memory Keeping App

What’s the name of that lunch place? Where was that fun park? Ever wondered why you can search any data in the world except for your own memories? You had a fun day… how can you share the details with a friend?  Meet the newest app on the block, Stiya. Stiya stands for ‘Stories In Your Attic,’ bringing those precious stories from the attic of your memories into your to your pocket, making us all storytellers in a click. Stiya is a silent app that is completely private, capturing your memories and experiences — such as where you dined, walked, took a photo, and more — into beautiful journals that are searchable and, if desired, shareable via text, email, Facebook, or Twitter. We can’t wait to see where you’ve been making memories! (Note: Stiya currently only available via iTunes.)

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Win the new Ubbi Snack Tweats from #SummerScoop4Moms

Ubbi Snack Tweats

The Ubbi Snack Tweat ($10 each) is an innovative snack container that combines playfulness and functionality making snack time enjoyable for both parents and children. Fitted for a small child’s hand, the bird shaped Ubbi Tweat stores and seals snacks to keep them fresh. Cleverly designed, the lid remains attached when open and the weighted base leans and wobbles to prevent the container from tipping over. The Tweat opening has a practical soft spill guard and is large enough for easy snack access.

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Win $2300 in prizes from #SummerScoop4Moms

Enter to win the Summer Scoop grand prize

One winner will receive all of the products in the #SummerScoop4Moms:

BABYBJӦRN Baby Carrier One Outdoors in Turquoise or Black ($260 value)
Babymoov Anti-UV Tent ($40 value)
CYBEX Agis M-Air3/Aton 2 Travel System in Moon Dust ($600 value)
Lily Jade Bag of Your Choice (Up to $375 value)
Platypus Gift Certificate ($100 value)
gb Child Pockit Stroller ($250 value)
iPhone 6s from STIYA ($649 value)
Ubbi Snack Tweat Collection ($50 value)

Total prize value: $2324

Please enter using the Gleam form below. You must be a U.S. resident and at least 18-years-old to enter and win. Winner will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prizes to arrive. All entries will be verified.

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This Mother’s Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite gift ideas for moms. Whether you need some ideas for the mom in your life or you’re a mom looking for a few ideas to discreetly point your loved ones in the direction of this Mother’s Day, there’s a little something for everyone!

For the mom who looks too young to be a mom

Her skin looks gorgeous and there’s a reason for that… she knows every single skincare line inside and out and puts them to use! The Apothederm Anti-Aging System ($165) is a perfect choice for the mom who seems to be eternally young… or the one who wants to be. She’ll love their attention to using the best ingredients in each product, keeping her skin youthful, even after the most sleepless of nights.

For the mom who has a creative side

Whether she has a creative job or just loves to keep her home fresh with new style, Minted has you covered for Mother’s Day. Choose from beautiful personalized stationery, art, or home decor items from Minted. Plus, Minted has teamed up with Every Mother Counts to have an even greater impact this Mother’s Day — 100-percent of sales of the Rose Orange Desktop Wallpaper ($2) will go to the charity in an effort to save women in childbirth around the world.

For the mom who is on top of every style trend

Mom’s got style and this Mother’s Day, she’ll love the Lucy Ripped Knee Leggings ($12) from Leggsington. These leggings will get you out of your yoga pants and into a look that will take you from the gym to date night without missing a beat. Leggsington also offers a Mini Lucy Ripped Knee Leggings ($15) for kids!

For the mom who loves having daughters

There’s nothing wrong with twinning, especially if she’s dressed in the new collection of mother-daughter tunics from Stella and Dot. The Stella and Dot Lace Tunic ($98) and Girls Lace Tunic ($69) make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mom of girls… and her girls! Add on the on-trend Todem Tassel Pendant Necklace ($79) and she’s ready for beach time.

For the mom who is new to motherhood

If your celebrating a new mom this Mother’s Day, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack (Nordstrom, $189) is the perfect gift to keep mom organized without losing her style. With a new baby, there is so much to remember when you leave the house that it’s easy to leave diapers or other important items at home. The Boxy Backpack has a spot for everything. Wear this bag as as a backpack or tuck the straps away and use the shoulder strap. Petunia Pickle Bottom has Mom covered!

For the mom who is expecting this Mother’s Day

Don’t forget the mom-to-be this Mother’s Day! She will be so touched with a thoughtful set from Belabumbum before she becomes a mom… and so thankful for it afterwards. The Belabumbum Ondine Mom and Baby Matching 4-Piece Set ($120) includes everything she needs to start motherhood off on the right foot — a nursing camisole, lounge pants, a super-soft robe, and even a gown for Baby.

For the mom who always buys organic

The mom who is eco-friendly and makes it a priority to fill her home with products that are as safe as possible for her family will appreciate the Poncho Baby Organic Roly Blanket ($48). Made from 100-percent organic cotton muslin, Mom can roll up this soft, yet durable blanket to pack away easily in her diaper bag and break out for a Mother’s Day picnic or trip to the beach.

For the mom who is always on the go

We all know that mom who is always on the run — her schedule is booked down to the minute and she takes care of everyone in her life on a daily basis. Indulge her with the most beautiful, long-lasting, and intuitive activity tracker on the market. The Withings Activité Steel ($220) is a top of the line, fashion-forward activity tracker that will ensure mom is taking care of herself. It automatically tracks activity and sleep and it’s waterproof so Mom never has to take it off. It features an analog activity dial and synchronizes with your smartphone (iOS or Android).

For the mom who loves being in the kitchen

Give Mom a night off from thinking about what’s for dinner with Nonna Box. Curated with six ingredients from a different Italian region each month and with recipes from a local nonna in that region, you can buy Mom a one-time gift or give her a subscription to make her time in the kitchen easy for a few months in a row. There’s still time to snag the next Nonna Box, which will arrive in time for Mother’s Day and includes recipes from Tuscany!

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A Mother’s Day giveaway for every mom

No matter which mom you are, you have a chance to win select pieces from our Mother’s Day 2016 Gift Guide!

One winner will receive:

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Children’s products that do double-duty are ideal, but ones that have three different uses are the magical unicorn of parenting. Prepare yourself for the Learning Tower by Little Partners, a step stool, easel, and playhouse, all in one!

Parenting Must-Have: The Learning Tower by Little Partners

Use No. 1: The perfect step stool

At some point, all kids hit the oh-so-fun “I can do it myself” phase. Of course this is perfectly fine since we all know participation in certain things is necessary for learning, and in our house it is a big part of our family time. But, when you have small people and high counters, next thing you know you’re tripping over an ugly step stool trying to get to the stove or, like in our case, your slightly clumsy 5-year-old has fallen off a chair and is now a crying puddle on the floor. So much for enjoyable family time.

The Learning Tower Step Stool by Little Partners

The Learning Tower by Little Partners eliminates the risk of falling in a very beautiful and functional way. Crafted from the highest quality layered birch and available in six different finishes, this step stool is not only incredibly sturdy, but it’s also really aesthetically pleasing. It actually looks like a nice piece of furniture in your home, not just another giant plastic atrocity for the kids.

The platform itself can be easily raised and lowered to four different heights and is a spacious, allowing your child to move about without the danger of losing their footing. I’ve been told it can hold up to 500 pounds, but since I was unable to get my entire family up there at once, I’m just going to trust them on that one.

The Learning Tower Art Easel
Use No. 2: The multi-function art easel

The Learn and Share Easel ($70) is an additional piece that can be purchased to accompany the Learning Tower. I highly recommend getting this as it adds functionality without taking away from the overall look of the piece. Just want the easel and not the Tower? Or, no longer want it attached to the Tower? The easel can be wall-mounted, which is nice because it’s a really great option for an easel, regardless.

The easel comes with two paint cups, an eraser, and a reversible blue/black chalkboard that easily slides to reveal a magnetic whiteboard. This is a favorite at our house since our kids can’t play with magnets on our stainless steel fridge.

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Use No. 3: Add on playtime fun

According to my daughter, who has been playing with the Learning Tower non-stop since it arrived, this is the best feature of the bunch. And, I would have to agree. Imaginations are free to go crazy with the once-piece interchangeable slipcovers that easily slide over the Tower (even with the easel on!), turning it into an ice cream shop/lemonade stand, or a popcorn counter/puppet show theater.

When I say it’s easy to change the slipcover, I mean it. My 5-year-old has it mastered, so I’m not constantly having to come running every time she changes activities. My daughter has even taken it upon herself to create puppets out of toilet paper tubes just for her baby sister — it’s seriously adorable and priceless. Just like the easel, the slipcovers can be purchased separately or bundled together with the tower and easel in your choice of finish and slipcover in the Learning Tower Combo.

An honest opinion from a picky mom

I really can’t say enough good things about the Learning Tower Combo. The Tower itself feels really sturdy and high quality, and the finish blends well with my other furniture, so when I stick it in the corner when not being used, it’s not a total eyesore. But, most of all, it’s been super entertaining. Whenever something comes into this house and it gets more than a passing glance, much less hours  of play for both the baby and the big kid, then you know it’s a winner. The Learning Tower by Little Partners is winning all over the place with me. I see lots more pretend ice cream and puppet shows in my future!

Shop and save through April 8th

From now through April 8, 2016, Learning Partners is offering a special discount for Savvy Sassy Moms readers. Enter the code ssmcombo at checkout when you purchase The Learning Tower Combo at full price and you’ll receive an additional Playhouse Kit, a $20 value! Please note that you must be signed in to take advantage of the special offer. Offer expires 4/8/2016 at 11:59 a.m.

GIVEAWAY: Win a Learning Tower Combo

Enter to win a Learning Tower Combo ($250 value), which includes a Learning Tower and Art Easel, both in the finish of your choice, plus your pick of Playhouse Kits.
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Winter is in full swing across the country and while it’s definitely colder in some parts than others, I think we’re all feeling the winter blues right about now. To make the last weeks of winter a little bit more bright, cozy, soft and fun, I’ve gathered some favorite products into a luxe winter survival guide. These are the goodies that will keep you busy on days that getting out of the house is just not an option, keep your self-care on-point and I’ve even tucked a few sweet treats for those winter movies nights! And, with a luxury spin on all of these favorites, you’re going to turn your winter blues around in no time.

Luxe Winter Survival Guide and Giveaway

Luxe Winter Survival Guide: Everything you need to get through the last few weeks of winter

 

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1. Ditch the grocery store caramels

I had just finished a little treat of what I thought were some yummy caramels (from the grocery store, mind you!) when the caramels from Annie B’s arrived on my doorstep. I nearly fell on the floor when I tasted how creamy and smooth and soft these were! Handmade in copper pots for nearly 40-years, Annie B’s caramels come in a variety of flavors… although, we can’t resist the sea salt, if you must know.

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2. Speaking of caramels

If you prefer a little chocolate with your caramels, these are such a treat. The B.T McElrath Chocolatier Bites are the perfect size for when the only way to beat your winter funk is with something sweet and the Salted Butter Caramel Bites are so satisfying. I love that this brand isn’t afraid to produce chocolate flavor combinations that push the envelope — the results give a huge amount of taste in one little bite.

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3. Movie night gets an upgrade

There’s nothing I love more than a cozy movie night on a stormy winter evening… and when it comes to popcorn, our family is pretty picky. With five of us, there are evenings when everyone seems to want a different kind of popcorn, which is why KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn is a must-have for our winter movie nights. Order the Collection, which includes 18 2-cup bags of a variety of their signature flavors, or choose larger bags in just the flavors you know your family will love. Either way, this popcorn is a major winter movie night upgrade!

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4. Wine, obviously

A winter survival guide without wine? There’s just no way! The TRIbella Wine Areator has been a favorite of mine for a while now and is always my go-to pick for a special hostess gift or housewarming gift. But, in the winter, when survival can be as easy as popping a bottle of wine to make a chilly day a little bit warmer, there’s something special and luxurious about using my TRIbella to pour it. And, with its innovative triple-stream pour, even if you’re down to your last bottle of red, TRIbella will make it taste like it was your first pick all along.

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5. Keeping cozy and chic outside

For those days when you absolutely must venture out into the winter weather, this scarf and glove set from Little Giraffe is a must. Best known for their luxe baby blankets, this set will have you bundled up just as cozy and chic as your little one when you’re running errands or getting some fresh air this winter. Available in three soft colors and with gloves that are either traditional or finger-less, the set will have you braving even the worst of winter storms in style and comfort.

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6. Staying warm on kid-friendly winter adventures

Gloves on. Gloves off. Gloves back on again. There are times when all you seem to do is go round-and-round with your stroller… and your gloves, that is! The stroller mittens from 7 A.M. Enfant are truly revolutionary for parents who love to have adventures outdoors during the winter. Simply attach them to your stroller handlebar and leave them there. Now, you can help your little one without the fuss of getting your gloves on and off — they’ll be waiting on your handle, just where you left them!

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7. Have a little fun… inside

When it’s too stormy, wet, cold or snowy to head outside, the least you can do is have some fun inside! Beloved Seattle-based cupcake brand, Cupcake Royale, has the best at-home kits for making their signature cupcakes when the weather is keeping you in. With everything you’ll need to make a dozen cupcakes, including the tools and their to-die-for Buttercream Frosting, you can even transport the cupcakes to a play date in the handy box that the supplies come in!

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8. Maintain your winter favorites

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sweater girl. They get so much wear during the winter months and the last thing I want to do when the weather is bad is make a stop at the dry cleaners. The products from The Laundress are such a lifesaver. Created in formulas that are gentle on my clothes, without any harsh chemicals that will cause damage, I know I can trust even my most beloved winter sweaters to their care.

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9. Solve your winter skin problems

My skin goes crazy in winter — from eczema to dry hands to chapped cheeks, keeping it soft and pretty during the winter seems impossible without having dozens of products on hand. The most recently debuted product in our Luxe Winter Survival Guide is Doctor Rogers RESTORE. Comprised completely from plant-based ingredients — meaning it’s free of petroleum, parabens, preservatives and fragrances — this little jar is a lifesaver for when my skin get hit hard by winter weather. The best part? A little dab of RESTORE goes a long way without being greasy or slimy on my skin.

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10. Find a winter skin routine

Treating your skin well during winter should be a top priority. And, doing it with products that are simply amazing is a great place to start. The all-organic skincare collections from Sally B’s Skin Yummies offer a variety of products that will make your winter skin as luxe as possible. With products like their B Quenched Facial Oil that are a dream for dry skin in the winter months, you’ll find dozens of products to keep your skin happy and fresh, as well as yummy bath products and makeup, too.

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GIVEAWAY: Win everything in the guide

One reader will win all of the products in our Luxe Winter Survival Guide! (Over $500 value)

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18-years-old to enter and win. U.S. residents only. No PO boxes. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Winning entry will be verified. Giveaway ends Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be contacted via email shortly after.

B.T. McElrath Chocolatier Bites, 28-Piece Gift Box, Winner’s choice of flavors ($18 value)
Annie B’s 10-Piece Caramel Bag, Winner’s choice of flavors ($5 value)
Cupcake Royale Cupcaking Kit ($44 value)
Doctor Rogers RESTORE Healing Balm ($30 value)
7 A.M. Enfant WarMMuffs 212, Winner’s choice of colors ($40 value)
KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Collection ($79 value)
TRIbella Wine Areator ($40 value)
Sally B’s Skin Yummies Antioxidant Daytime Serum, Facial Cleanser & B Quenched Facial Oil ($131 value)
Little Giraffe Dolce Gloves and Scarf, Winner’s choice of colors ($73 value)
The Laundress The Pit Kit ($57 value)

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All about the Britax B-Safe 35 Car Seat

Choosing a car seat is one of the more daunting of tasks when you’re expecting a new arrival. When I was pregnant with our first baby, I did everything I could to try to find out which car seat was best — aimlessly walking down the aisles of my local baby store, scouring the Internet for safety reviews, and compiling research in an effort to choose the perfect car seat. Fortunately, I found that all my investigative efforts (which at some point rivaled that of a seasoned CSI detective) kept pointing me to Britax.

Now years later, as we are awaiting baby number three, I knew exactly what to choose — the Britax B-Safe 35. This sleek car seat hits all the marks, and then some, for reassuring the on-the-go parent that their new little one is riding around in first class style and safety.

Have you heard about the recent Britax B-Safe 35 handle recall? Read more about the details and how to see if your Britax is included on the Britax website.

See the Safety Features of the Britax B-Safe 35

It’s all in the details

The Britax B-Safe 35 is top of the line in rear-facing car seats for infants 4 to 35 pounds. The B-Safe 35 features Britax’s SafeCell Impact Protection in both the car seat and its base to give your baby the ultimate care in car seat safety technology. With its deep protective shell and steel-framed base specifically designed to absorb the impact Baby might experience from any crash forces (including side-impact crashes), you can rest assure that your baby will be protected with the latest and greatest safety technology on the market to date.

Installing the Britax B-Safe 35

All that safety technology isn’t worth anything unless the car seat itself is installed right. Car seats can be tricky to install, especially for a new parent, so it’s not shocking that the majority of car seats end up being installed improperly. Britax definitely took this into account when designing the B-Safe 35. We found installation to not only by easy, but that there were several features to assist in the ease of making sure we can protect our baby with just a few simple steps. The easy to pull-center adjusting strap and the centered guide along the side of the base were just a couple of the features included to help give us the peace of mind that we needed to know that our baby will be safe and sound riding around town.

NEW B-Warm Car Seat Cover from Britax

Bundle up Baby

One of the biggest challenges for any parent having a new baby in winter is how to keep Baby warm while on the go. Fortunately, long gone are the days of having to tuck multiple blankets around your precious newborn (that inevitably will get kicked off in a matter of minutes) or having to throw a blanket over the top of the car seat in order to try to combat the elements. The Britax B-Warm Car Seat Cover allows the modern parent to keep Baby warm with the simple zip of a zipper. Without the hassle of worrying if anything will fall off, get lost, or constantly need to be adjusted, the B-Warm Cover is, hands down, one of our favorite winter accessories.

Don’t miss these winter travel safety tips from our friends at Britax!

Best Products for Keeping Baby Warm

The Britax B-Warm Cover is super easy to install on your B-Safe car seat. With just a quick stretch around the car seat, the insulted cover is set in place within a matter of seconds and you are ready to head out the door, reassured that your baby is warm and comfortable with in their seat.

NEW from Britax: B-Warm Car Seat Cover

Keeping Baby Warm in Winter with Britax

The Britax B-Warm Cover features also features convenient flip-up sides with a zippered snap enclosure that allows for quick and easy temperature adjustments. The cover also helps repel moisture, which is especially important when battling the varying elements of Mother Nature during winter.

Knowing that baby will be cozy, warm, and dry during travel to and from one place to the next is just the reassurance any busy parent on the go needs.

Enter to win a Britax B-Safe 35 Car Seat and B-Warm Car Seat Cover

One winner will receive a Britax B-Safe 35 Car Seat ($210 value) and B-Warm Car Seat Cover ($50 value).
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Christmas is, literally, right around the corner. I feel like I’ve been saying that for weeks, but things are getting serious now. With less than 10 days to go until the big day — and even fewer days to shop! — I have the end of my to-do list in sight… and I hope you do, too.

But husbands. Ten whole days is plenty of time to shop… right? Oh yeah. And, by the way. What do you even want for Christmas? While I do have to give my own husband a lot of credit for his thoughtful gift-giving and planning, I know it usually comes down to these last few days before the holiday before anything actually gets done. And this, friends, is why I always have a last minute holiday wish list in mind!

Holiday Wish List- Sparkle and Shine

A bit of bling on my last-minute holiday wishlist

While you’re adding a few more things to your holiday wish list, considering a touch of bling and sparkle to make your holidays extra bright this year. The Endless Brilliance Collection from Zales is the perfect let-me-add-just-one-more-thing choice for your holiday wish list — and it’s probably my favorite. With pieces that are classic with a modern edge and filled with so many diamonds and sparkles that even Mrs. Claus would swoon, I know I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of these tucked in the bottom of my stocking on Christmas morning!

Pictured above from the Zales Endless Brilliance Collection:

1/2 CT. Weight T.W. Diamond Double Frame Stud Earrings in 10K White Gold
1/2 CT T.W. Diamond Double Frame Pendant in 10K White Gold
1 CT T.W. Diamond Cluster Frame Ring in 10K Two-Tone Gold

Win a $50 Zales gift card

Enter below for a chance to win a $50 Zales gift card that you can put towards your own favorites from the Endless Brilliance Collection — or anything else you love from Zales.

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To be honest, we’re new to the craze that is Tokidoki, but wow. We’ve certainly jumped on this fast moving train and we’re holding on tight! And, when Tokidoki fan and Ju-Ju-Be fans come together, the excitement is out of control.

Tokidoki + Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bag Giveaway

Meet the Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Dream World collection

If you haven’t already heard the news or you’re new to this iconic pop culture print, beloved diaper bag company, Ju-Ju-Be, has teamed up with LA-based Tokidoki to come up with a baby gear mashup that is out of control cool. Bringing together these cute, funky, colorful creatures — including everyone’s favorite, Hello Kitty — with diaper bags that are known for their style and their function is an instant success… and selling out quickly in everything they’ve created.

Tokidoki + Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag {Giveaway}

Get prepped for Baby with the Be Prepared

Our favorite bag in the collection is the Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Dream World Be Prepared. While we confess that we’re always drawn to a diaper bag that is large enough to carry every single thing we own, we love that Ju-Ju-Be makes a bag that is big, but lightweight, so we can stuff it full without feeling like we did. Beyond its size, this bag also has pockets of all sizes, Thinsulate by 3M cold storage pockets for bottles and a memory foam changing pad.

Another bonus feature about this diaper bag is how clean it stays — with a Teflon coating that keeps it stain-free, crumb drains in the bottom of the bag to help shake out those crunched up gold fish crackers and an antimicrobial lining that truly keeps the germs away, it always looks like it’s brand new, which means that it will be in your collection forever.

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Kanga Care + tokidoki Collaboration {Giveaway}

More Tokidoki to love with Kanga Care

But, the Tokidoki collaborations don’t stop there. They’ve also teamed up with Kanga Care, leading experts in cloth diapers, to bring two hip new limited edition prints for babies — tokiJoy (top above) and tokiSweet (bottom above).

Win from JuJuBe + Tokidoki

Win everything Tokidoki on Instagram

Lucky for you, we’re giving away a Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Dream World Be Prepared Diaper Bag and a selection of products from the Kanga Care Tokidoki collection on Instagram… and it ends tonight! Head over to the Savvy Sassy Moms Instagram account to enter. A winner will be announced on Sunday, December 6th. Good luck!

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I’ll never forget how excited I was to pick out all the items for my diaper bag the first time. I would be prepared for every occasion, every change of weather, every diaper blowout and beyond. I had creams, bibs, swaddles, hats — everything a new, first time mom thinks she needs in her bag. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how heavy that bag would get!

While on some occasions those extra items did come in handy, it was few and far between and I found myself carrying around a lot of extra weight. I never quite pictured myself as a mom that would carry a traditional diaper bag, but I also couldn’t bring myself to invest in a luxury handbag that would eventually be home to dirty diapers and crumbled goldfish. Then came my Newlie diaper bag…

Newlie_Inside_diaper_bag

All about Newlie

Newlie was created by Leslie Newton, the founder and other half of timi and leslie, a well known diaper bag company. After moving on from timi & leslie, she founded Newlie, a diaper bag that doesn’t compromise style. My first thoughts when I opened this bag was this mom knows what she’s doing!

I am guilty of loving purses — and, admittedly, expensive ones — which is one of the things I immediately loved about the Lily Tote… it looks expensive, but doesn’t cost a small fortune. Coming in at just under $100, it’s practical in every sense of the word.

Try the new Newlie Diaper Bag: Under $100!

What I love about Newlie

Here are a handful of the things that I love most about this new diaper bag:
— Durable outside material that can be wiped down with warm water
— Two outer pockets and two inner pockets
— Two side pockets perfect for bottles or a sunglasses case
— Large insulated pocket, great for storing milk that you’ve pumped at work to carry home
— Antique brass hardware makes it trendy, but timeless
— Larger changing pad than what comes with most diaper bags
— Long strap included to convert it to a cross body bag

New to Newlie : Diaper Bag Essentials

What’s in my Newlie diaper bag

Here’s what I packed in my Newlie diaper bag:

Honest Diapers + Wipes: A favorite in our household. Who doesn’t love the adorable prints?

Lollacup: The best cup for anti-leakage we have found thus far. Nobody likes a leaky cup in their diaper bag. (Nordstrom, $18)

Disposable placemats: Because restaurant tables can be questionable. Enough said. (Amazon, $10)

aden + anais Swaddle Blankets:  We are out of the swaddle stage, but these have such an array of uses and they’re a diaper bag must-have. (Nordstrom, $44 for a set of four)

Ella’s Kitchen Organic Food Pouches: There is not a flavor of these my daughter won’t eat. Lately it’s the only way I can get her to eat her veggies!

An extra Mam Pacifier: We have been MAM fans since day one. (Amazon, $6 for a set of 2)

Skip Hop Tuck Away Bib: These are so convenient because they tuck into a very small pocket for easy diaper bag storage. (Nordstrom, $8)

Don’t forget: An extra set of clothes, a pair of pajamas and a small zippered pouch with items like sunscreen, hand sanitizer, band-aids and a spare set of contacts (for me!).

Win this Newlie Diaper Bag!

Win a Newlie Lily Tote

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Do you like the look of the Newlie totes?  What are some essentials you keep in your diaper bag?

This post was contributed by Laura Parker as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more about Laura on her blog, Happily Ever Parker.

 

 

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Prepping Baby's First Solid Foods

Beginning solid foods is an exciting time for mamas and babies alike. Funny faces, eager babies, and big messes! My little lady, Everly, is just about 6-months-old, which means we’ll be starting solid foods soon and while she has no idea of what’s to come, I’m getting prepped, starting with stocking up our homemade baby food supply.

Tips & Tricks for Prepping Baby Food

Baby food prep made easy… and tasty!

I tried making my own purées with my first child, but never developed a good routine to stay ahead of her appetite. It’s amazing how much food you go through, even though they hardly seem to actually be eating more than a spoonful or two! This time, I decided to get a jump start on prepping some homemade baby foods with my new secret weapon, the Babymoov Nutribaby.

I started by making a few basic veggie purées, as well as a handful of more complex recipes with inspiration from the Babymoov app on my iPhone. I think Everly is really going to love her mixed vegetable soup… and I might even get her big sis to have a taste, too!

preparing for baby's first foods

An all-in-one baby food machine

It was so easy to steam, blend, and freeze the purées in individual portions using the Nutribaby. I love that the system is all in one, so I didn’t have to purchase separate devices to steam and to blend her food, but I can still cook the ingredients separately, thanks to the two individual baskets — the Nutribaby does it all.

Another major feature about the Nutribaby is that we can use it both before and after our short-lived baby food months. Before she starts eating, I can use it to sterilize and warm her baby food jars. And, once we’re out of the baby food stage, I can use it to prep dinner for the girls (and us!), to steam whole veggies as a healthy side for dinner or to whip up a smoothie in the morning.

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