Nimli Kitara Scarf Review + Exclusive 20% coupon!

Posted by Jenna | Monday, March 31, 2014

**This is a sponsored post from with my unbiased thoughts.

I've learned one way to add a pop of color to any outfit, any time of year, is by wearing a scarf! I love the look and feel both solid color and printed scarves give to outfits. It's a great way to dress it up, or add some visual interest. Either way, I love that I can wear them year round! I am always on the lookout for new scarves and was happy when introduced to the new Nimli brand, Kitara. 

If you're not familiar with Nimli, it's a marketplace of makers and sellers. It gives the opportunity to grow businesses with their community of independent designers, curators and consumers. 

As I browsed Nimli, specifically the Kitara brand...I was impressed with the great range of scarves offered. With everything from solids to prints...there's something for everyone! I was excited when given the opportunity to review a scarf for myself.

When the scarf arrived I was very pleased with the quality. I have owned some scarves in the past that look cheap, but Kitara really impressed me. 

I also love the print and color! There's something about chevron that I absolutely love. It's fun and modern so that really drew me to the scarf. The colors are also great! I am a girly girl and love pinks and purples. I also love a scarf that I can easily wear with solid color tops to add a touch of boldness and fun to the outfit. This scarf definitely does just that!

I love the way it completes an otherwise simple outfit. It's a lot of fun and dresses up a simple white shirt. I can easily wear it with jeans now while it's still cool outside, but I know it will also look great with shorts this summer too! 

Of course, this is just one of so many amazing scarves from Kitara on the Nimli website! If you love scarves like I do, I definitely recommend heading over and checking out their great selection! 

Exclusive Coupon: For A Mom's Balancing Act Readers use coupon mombalancingact20 to receive 20% off on all Kitara items - Coupon valid through April 7, 2014!

Mustela Skincare for the Whole Family! #GenerationMustela {Review}

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, March 27, 2014

*I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mustela. I received product samples to facilitate to my review and to thank me for participating.

Upon becoming a mom, I realized how harsh many products are on children's sensitive skin. With two children (and myself) who suffer from very sensitive skin, I make it a point to look for products that prove gentle and effective, not only for a child, but also an adult as well! 

That's why I'm thankful to have been introduced to Mustela! If you're not familiar, Mustela is the number one baby care and stretch marks brand in Europe. They recently reformulated their Mustela Bebe product line based on 10 years of skin research. I was excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to check some of these products out!

The Mustela Bebe line now features a patented, next generation protective ingredient, Avocado Perseose. It helps protect skin starting at the earliest stages in life. I appreciate that these products are Hypoallergenic, free of parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethanol and made with an average of 92% ingredients of natural origin!

The Mustela Bebe 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash and Hydra Bebe products are probably my favorite! 

The 2-in-1 is a very gentle hair and body wash for children. It is a cleansing gel that goes on smoothly and doesn't irritate any of my kids' skin at all! It has been great, especially for my boys who have more delicate, sensitive skin! I love the way it washes. I also appreciate that it's tear-free and soap-free!

The Mustela Hydra Bebe body lotion has also been great for my kids' skin! It seems to do a great job of moisturizing the skin. Made with Jojoba oil, Vitamins E and F, Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter, Hydra Bebe body lotion provides quick and long-lasting hydration. 

My oldest son especially struggles with dry skin this time of year, so having this available to use on his legs and arms has been wonderful! He doesn't complain of it stinging or irritating his skin, and I love that it goes on so smooth and gentle with it's light, non-greasy consistency. It's something we have been using daily!

I also like the pump applicator. It makes it easy to get the perfect amount of lotion and easy to apply it. I have even been using it on my own skin!

Another product from the Mustela Bebe line is the Facial Cleansing Cloths. Whether you have a baby or a toddler, these cloths are great! They are delicately fragranced, yet hypoallergenic which I love! There is no need to rinse them, so they even work well on the go! YAY!

They have been developed to safely clean a child's face from birth on and work well to clean and leave the skin soft and moisturized! Definitely a must-have product in my opinion!

I also love, love, LOVE the Mustela Hydra-stick with Cold Cream! My sons' cheeks both get extremely dry and chapped this time of year with the harsh cold and wind! As you can see in the picture below...Kaden's face gets red and chapped (this pic is from a couple years ago). It's not only sore looking, but gets irritating to him as well!

I love that there is something to help both his, and his brother's little cheeks. This travel-friendly moisturizing stick helps to protect lips and cheeks with cold Cream Nutri-protective complex. It's travel friendly and easy to take with in the diaper bag or my purse.

It protects and comforts the skin with nourishing natural cold cream, lipid-replenishing ceramides and softening and soothing shea butter and can be used from birth on. 

In using this, I have found that it glides on gently and really does seem to provide a protective barrier to the harsh weather we've been having. It's gentle on the kids' skin and free of parabens, phthalates and phenoxyethanol. 

I was also sent the Mustela Stretch Marks Care Oil. Yes, that's right! They also have products just for mamas too! 

This specific products help to prevent and minimize new and recent stretch marks and helps support the skin to withstand stretching during pregnancy. It's formulated with 100% natural oils and 99% ingredients of natural origin. Like the Mustela Bebe line, it's also free of parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, alcohol and colorants!

I love how light and gentle it is, and the delicate scent of floral too.

I have really enjoyed using the Mustela Bebe products on my kids (and myself) and don't worry about it irritating their or my sensitive skin. It's definitely a body care line I would recommend to other parents with little ones!

Buy It: You can purchase these Mustela products and others on the Mustela website at When ordering, be sure to use code Mom314 to receive free Facial Cleansing Cloths and free shipping with a $50 purchase!

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Wordless Wednesday ~ No More Pacifiers!

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

**This post was in no way sponsored by Build-A-Bear, I just wanted to share how we successfully got rid of the pacifier via their awesome store!

Although it's wordless wednesday, this post is going to be anything but wordless, just FYI ;)

It's hard to believe, but my youngest will be 2 1/2 years old soon! With him likely being our last child, I have a harder time letting go of each stage and milestone that passes. Potty training, moving to a big boy bed, getting rid of the baby gear we no longer need, etc! I know it's all a normal part of transitioning from baby to big kid...but knowing he's our last makes saying goodbye to these special stages a little more sad for this mama.

One of those stages, is getting rid of the pacifier. All three of my kids have had pacifiers and loved them as babies/toddlers. Kaelyn and Kaden were both around Caysen's age now when they said goodbye to their boppy (aka pacifier). Some of you may remember me writing about our experience with Kaelyn and getting rid of the pacifier. If not, you can read about it here. We took her to Build-A-Bear and let her pick out an animal. As they were stuffing the monkey she chose, she put her two pacifiers inside before it was stitched up. It went so well, that we did the same with Kaden at 2 1/2. He also chose a monkey. :) It ended up working wonderfully for both kids, and to this day their monkeys are very special to them. 


We've been weaning Caysen from his pacifier for quite some time now. He has only had it at bedtime and naptime for the past year or so. We knew he was ready to say goodbye to his boppy for good...which is why we made a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop this past Saturday so he could have the same fun experience his sister and brother did at his age.

Caysen was very excited for the whole process, and had Kaelyn and Kaden there to support him too. He had fun picking out a Build-A-Bear animal, and although we let him choose, he decided to go with a monkey just as the other two had done. 

As the monkey was getting filled, Caysen put his last two pacifiers inside before he was stitched up. It was such a neat moment to watch. He was so proud, and I could tell felt like such a big boy! 

We let him pick out an outfit, and although it took a bit of time (there's so many to choose from), he decided on the Buzz Lightyear outfit which is absolutely adorable. 

The whole process went remarkably well. He has been attached to Boppy monkey ever since! The first night with out his pacifier, he was a little sad, but a snuggle from mommy and a hug from monkey made it all better! We are now a pacifier-free house!

What I love so much about doing the Build-A-Bear idea, is that when we take the pacifier...the kids have had something meaningful to replace it. Something they can still have at night to take its place. I love that each of my kids were able to be a part of the process so they understood what was going on each step of the way. It allowed for us to take their pacifiers cold turkey, while still giving them them comfort in knowing that the pacifiers are still always with them (in their monkeys)...while also knowing that they have something special to take its place. 

Have you had to take pacifiers from your kids? If so, what ways have you found to be successful?

**The product for this review was provided by Oral-B. All opinions are my own.

The Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 is one of Oral-B's Professional Series rechargeable toothbrushes.  Let me just start off by saying, I LOVE this toothbrush!  I'm one of those people who actually really enjoy brushing my teeth.  I love the feeling of smooth teeth and a fresh clean mouth to start and end the day.  I have always felt like I was getting a good clean with my manual brush, but was excited to try out this electric brush and see if I could feel a difference.  After letting the brush charge overnight, I tried it out and WOW, I could tell a difference right away!  My teeth had that super clean feeling that you get when you walk out of the dentist office.  After using it several times, I have also noticed that they stay nice and smooth so much longer than before!  

The TRIACTION 1000 features Oral-B's Advanced Triple Zone cleaning technology which includes: a moving power tip for hard-to-reach back teeth; shorter, stationary bristles for thorough surface cleaning; and longer sweeping bristles for deep cleaning between teeth.  The brush also provides 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 sweeps per's no wonder my teeth feel extra clean!

One of my favorite features of this toothbrush is the internal timer.  The brush gives a short vibration every 30 seconds signaling you to switch quadrants; after two minutes a longer vibration signals you have reached the recommend brushing time.  You probably have heard that you should brush for two minutes, twice a day, but if you actually timed yourself you may be surprised by how long (or short) you're actually brushing!  Having this internal timer is a great way to make sure you are consistently brushing for the recommended amount of time.  I could see this feature being helpful (and even kind of fun!) for kids when they start brushing their teeth on their own.  

I really like that this brush has a slim design, an ergonomic rubber grip handle making it comfortable to hold, and is lightweight.  The charging station is not much wider than the toothbrush itself, so it does not take up much space on your counter.  When the brush is fully charged it will last up to 7 days with regular brushing, so you can pack it up and take it with you on a trip without having to worry about bringing the charging unit, another feature I really like!   

I love using this brush and would definitely recommend checking it out.  I don't see myself going back to my old manual brush anytime soon!

Buy It:  You can purchase the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 at


#CelebrateFirstFlush with Pull-Ups Training Pants #MC

Posted by Jenna | Monday, March 24, 2014

**I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom CentralConsulting (#MC) for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

As many of you may remember reading, I recently announced that I was very excited when asked to be a Pull-Ups First Flush Ambassador! Potty training is a milestone that is not only exciting, but also takes a lot of time and effort for both the parent and child. 

Caysen has been doing great with the potty. Like most children, he struggles more at night time than daytime with accidents. And even if we have accidents during the day, we continue to work through them and praise his successes!

I have been really happy with how well potty training has gone with all three of my kids. All children are different in the way they feel and approach it though. For Kaelyn, she wasn't as motivated and needed an incentive to keep her trying until she caught on. Kaden was a bit older and caught on very quickly. He was probably my easiest to potty train, but I think a lot of that has to do with being a little bit older and more mature.

Caysen has taken the longest when it comes to daytime and nighttime training, however...I love his motivation and desire to be accident-free! When accidents do happen...he lets us know right away.

No matter the method of potty training, or the age of the can be stressful at times. That's why it's nice to have tools and resources to make it go more smoothly! Pull-Ups training are designed to look and fit more like underwear and work with your child's potty training learning style. 

The moment Caysen saw the Pull-Ups training pants we received, he was very excited about the Cars images on the front! I think part of potty training is making it fun for the child. Having a Pull-Up that draws them in with characters and pictures that interest them is one way I've found really helps! 

The Pull-Ups are not only fun looking, but they seem to fit well. When I tried them on Caysen he seemed comfortable and could easily still run around and play. 

Going from diapers to underwear can sometimes cause confusion for a child, which is why Pull-Ups are a nice option. They offer protection and independence while keeping accidents at bay. My favorite thing about them, is that they allow children to be independent in pulling up and down their Pull-Up, just like underwear, but at the same time...offer the protection they need.

If you're beginning or are on the potty training journey, I would encourage you to visit the Big Kids Academy on the Pull-Ups website. They offer a wealth of resources, tips and tricks - helpful to all parents, whether you've been through this journey before or not. After all, every child is unique and different in the way they train.

We've always tried to make potty training fun for the kids, so I love that the Pull-Ups website offers so many fun ways to celebrate milestones and encourage children as they potty train...including a potty break call from Mike or Sully of Monsters University, potty dances and more!

You can learn more about these different tools and resources available on the Big Kid Academy via the Pull-Ups website, Facebook page, and Twitter Page.

Another resource I recommend checking out is the Big Kid App available on Apple and Android smart phones. The app offers videos and songs and a Big Kid checklist to help your little one in his or her nighttime routine. I downloaded it and found the songs to be a lot of fun. I also love the Big Kid Checklist! 

This is something I can use with all three of my kids and makes them feel like big kids. It also makes the night time routine more fun and smooth!

Spring Clean your Household Routine with {Review}

Posted by Jenna | Monday, March 24, 2014

**I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Modere I received a promotional item to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

With so many responsibilities to balance as a busy mom, I find online shopping to be the most convenient way to get the best products for my home and family. I am able to research the products before I buy them, and can do it at a time that is best for me (usually while my kids nap!). It makes life a little easier.

I am always on the lookout for the best products for my family, and was happy when introduced to This is a new launched website that seeks to deliver innovative products across essential lifestyle categories including Personal Care, Health & Wellness, and Household Care. From skincare to dishwasher pods, Modere provides simple and smart solutions for families. 

I was especially drawn to this company after learning that their products blend purity and performance. This gave me peace of mind knowing I wouldn't have to sacrifice safety for performance. YAY!

When it comes to finding products for my family, I often search out the most natural products I can. Ever since becoming a mom, I've become more aware of the harmful chemicals in some of the household and personal care products on the market today. It's important to me to give my kids the very best start in life, which is why I appreciate companies like Modere! 

They have taken the care and time to provide products that are safe and perform at the highest standards possible. Products inspired my nature, delivered by science, and exceed expectations. They believe there's no room for compromise, and neither do I! They also believe that your home is a reflection of you. They believe that when you buy one of their products, you should love everything about it, inside and out. That's why they bring products that are affordable, well-designed and made to beautify your home, stimulate your senses and enhance your life! 

I feel it's important to find products such as these, and was excited when sent a gift code to purchase a few products from website to review.

I chose the Modere Laundry Pods, Dual Action Eye Gel and Body Bar 3pk and found the shopping experiences to be delightful. The website is very easy to navigate and finding the products I was looking for couldn't have been more simple.

I am always looking for high quality laundry detergent that's not only safe and natural, but also does the job of getting our laundry clean. It's even better when I can find a product that's easy to use! 

Thankfully, I found that to be true with the Modere Laundry Pods

These pods are convenient to use and pre-measured. They also have done a good job cleaning stains dirt and food which we get a lot of...especially with three little ones!

Best of all, I love that it's natural, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. I chose this as one of my products because it doesn't contain the harsh chemicals and residues as so many other laundry products. It's gentler on our skin, especially my sons who struggle with eczema.

Aside from household products, I also look for natural personal care products as well. I wanted to give the dual action eye gel a try and so far have really liked it. I chose this because it provides the effectiveness I want in a beauty product, while being safer for my skin and fragrance free!

This eye gel is made to minimize the appearance of dark circles and soothes puffiness under the eyes. I notice that it helps to lighten the dark circles and brightens my skin. It also moisturizes and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which I am needing help with, more and more as I age. 

I am looking forward to continued use of this product!

Another personal care product that I was really interested in trying out was the Body Bars. I was first impressed with the price, just $8.99 for a pack of three. But most of all, I was drawn to the fact that these are plant-derived and naturally scented. 

In using this, I feel safe to use it on my kids' sensitive skin since it's hypoallergenic, free of harsh chemicals and SLS-free! It's also dermatologist tested. 

Overall I've been really happy with the products from and would definitely recommend checking out their website when you get the chance. Also check out Modere's Facebook Page and Twitter Page

With Spring here, it's a great time to Spring Clean your Household Routine. I for one, love this idea! I enjoy spring cleaning. Not only do I use this time to clean the windows inside and out and get more organized (closets, pantries, etc), but I also want to throw out more of the harsh chemical products we still have in our home and start pure and natural! Modere has made that easy. We now have a great laundry detergent, body bars and a new eye gel that are safer and effective in their uses!

Buy It: You can purchase the Modere Laundry Pods (32 ct) for $12.99; the Dual Action Eye Gel for $29.99; and Body Bars (3pk) for $8.99.

Disney Frozen Blu-ray Combo Pack ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

**The product for this review was provided to me free of charge. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Most with young children have probably heard of, or seen the movie Frozen. It's one of our favorites and we saw it more than once in the theater! Ever since seeing it, the kids have been talking about the adorable snowman Olaf, and singing the amazing songs from the soundtrack! That's why I've been excitedly awaiting the release date of the Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand copies and am thrilled that day has finally arrived!! 

March 18th marks the release date of this great movie! Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever that will absolutely melt your heart! It is one of those movies our family can watch over and over again, which is why I was excited when asked to review the 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy). 

For those who haven't seen it, Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 

As we watched it on Blu-ray from the comfort of our home we were just as excited to see it as the first and second time in the theater! It really is that good in my opinion.

If you've been itching to see this movie again, or want to see it for the first time, you can now bring it home on DVD or a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It features a blizzard of never before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music the whole family will enjoy.

Bonus features include: 

The Making of Frozen 
  • D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen 
  • Breaking the Ice - The Real Making of Frozen
  • 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by directors Christ Buck and Jennifer Lee. 
  • Original Theatrical Short - "Get A Horse" 
  • Let it Go Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel and Marsha Milan Londoh 
  • Frozen Teaser Trailer
And, if you simply can't get enough of Frozen like our family, you can click on the button below and check out the fun activity pages, crafts and more!
Download Frozen Activities

If you're looking for a fun movie to add to your family movie collection, or a great Easter basket idea...I would highly recommend checking this movie out!

You can connect on Twitter and Facebook

Buy It: You can currently purchase the Disney Frozen DVD for $14.96 and the Disney Frozen Combo Pack (two-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) for $19.96 on Amazon.

20th Century Fox release RIO 2 (in theaters April 11)

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Now that our kids are getting older, we enjoy taking them to family-friendly movies whenever we get the chance. All three love it, and it's fun to get out and do something all together!

I was excited to learn about the release of RIO 2 coming to theaters April 11! It sounds like a cute movie, with Blu and Jewel back for an all new adventure!

The entire case of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Burno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

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Easter is coming up. It's springtime once again - time to see the flowers blooming. Time to shoo away winter. Time to embrace the sun and get ready for summer. Time for eggs. Eggs? Yes, eggs. Any Easter celebration worth its salt will have time carved out for a good, old-fashioned, Easter egg hunt. If you get creative, you can make this a fun all-day event and something cheap and easy for you and your friends to do. It's also great exercise. 

Start with either real or plastic eggs. Real eggs are more authentic, and they're fun to color. Plastic eggs are a little more practical, but they don't have the authentic cool factor going for them. Either way, here are three ways to mix it up on the big day. 

The Basic Egg Hunt

This one is easy. Hide eggs all over the place, in your back yard or out in the woods. If you plan on being outside all day, take food and a sports drink with you. Some good options include nuts, seeds, jerky, and something with electrolytes in it. Even if it's cold out, there's a good chance you'll be sweating from all of the activity. If you're lazy, you can also just buy something from places like

Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt for eggs can be fun and challenging for everyone. Take turns hiding eggs and finding them. It's a bit of a twist on the straight-up egg hunt. Start out drawing straws or something. The person who "loses" can be the person who hides all the eggs. You can even up the ante a little and mark one of the eggs as the "true" Easter egg - the one to find. 

Then, when the hunt is over, switch it up. You can really do this all day long, and it's a fun way to pass the time. Plus, how many days out of the year can you really get away with playing "hide and seek" with eggs?

Have a Friendly Little Competition

Maybe you want to get competitive with this game. Create a prize for the person who finds the most eggs, a "marked egg," or who finds the most eggs within a given timeframe. 

It doesn't have to be a straight-up egg hunt. You could do time-trials and see who comes out on top. Maybe the winner gets a gift certificate or money or just a trophy you have made up in advance by a trophy shop. 

If you round up enough people, this could become a huge community event. You might even be able to start a trend in your city or town. If you own your own land, or one of the participants does, you can really get creative with the hiding without risking getting into trouble for trespassing on others' property. Alternatively, you could use state parks or lands - just make sure that this sort of thing is legit where you live. Park rangers tend to be very serious people. 

Sonia Holcomb is passionate about a healthy lifestyle. When not hiking with her kids, she enjoys creating nutritious meals and finding innovative ways to keep her family active and fun.

Kohl's Spring Trends ~ Review #MC

Posted by Jenna | Saturday, March 15, 2014

**I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate my post and as a thank you for participating.

Shopping with children is not always the most fun. They are often restless and asking how much longer until we can leave within minutes of entering a store. That's why I appreciate stores like Kohl's that offer much of what I need all in one place! 

As many of you already know, I love Kohl's! We have one not far from where we live, so once a week or so we find ourselves shopping for everything from clothing for our family to home decor and more! 

With Spring around the corner, I've been wanting to do a little shopping, not only for the kids, but myself as well! With each season it's fun to get a few pieces to update my wardrobe and Kohl's is a great place to do just that! 

Kohl's sent me a gift card to check out their new spring fashion collections and purchase a new spring outfit for myself! As I browsed through the women's clothing at Kohl's, I was impressed with the large selection offered. One of the best things about the shopping trip, was that I had so many different clothing lines and styles to choose from! With Jennifer Lopez, LC Lauren Conrad, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Apt. 9 and many others, there's something for everyone! 

In searching for a great spring outfit, my focus was on something fun, feminine, versatile and stylish. I love, love, LOVE pink, so having a 'wink of pink' in the outfit was also a must! 

As a busy mom, I like outfits that are comfortable, cute and easy to dress up or down. Denim and neutral colors are a great way to do this, so I was instantly drawn to the LC Lauren Conrad roll cuff denim jeans and a neutral colored feminine Apt. 9 blouse with lace on the sleeves. Once I had the main pieces to my outfit, I wanted to find a couple of accessories that would allow me to style in different ways...both dressy and more casual.

I checked out the statement necklaces and oh my does Kohl's have a GREAT selection! I love a bold necklace, and there were many to choose from. I found one from Apt. 9 that is fabulous. It had colors that went well with the top and jeans, and best of all had a great pop of a pink color in it!

There are also many great handbags to choose from this spring as well! I really liked the straw handbags and bought one that is great for on the go. It's small, stylish and casual. I love it!

When I got home, I was excited to put everything together. The jeans are very comfortable and perfect for Spring! I love that they are more fitted and even have a fun belt that came with them! They will look great with a pair of sandals or flats!

The top is also very comfortable with its loose fit. I appreciate the longer length, and love the neutral color. This makes it very versatile and easy to pair with any bottoms. The lace sleeves really give it a feminine look too! 

My favorite piece is the Apt 9 necklace. It's perfect with this outfit (probably my favorite outfit choice) and gives it just the amount of color that it needs! It really dresses up the look and makes it perfect for a night out with my hubby or friends.

The Apt 9 straw handbag is a great way to dress down the outfit a bit. By taking off the necklace and grabbing the handbag, it turns this outfit into a great choice for moms on the go! This purse is the perfect size and I love the spring feel to it!

Here's a short clip showcasing the items I purchased!

Having checked out so many great spring fashion trends from Kohl's, I'm excited to go back and get a few more things! If you're looking to seasonally update your wardrobe, I would definitely recommend checking out Kohl's! A few tips that I find helpful when looking for wardrobe pieces are to:

  • find items that are easy to layer
  • look for versatility (neutral colors and easily dressed up or down)
  • add pops of color with great statement necklaces and handbags

When shopping Kohl's you'll find many spring trends. The pink colors, roll cuff denim, feminine blouses and statement necklaces are trends that really resonated with me the most. The selection for these items was amazing, and I love that no matter your style, given the options you'll be able to put together unique spring trends that suit you perfectly!

You can connect with Kohl's on Facebook and Twitter

I See Me! Personalized Growth Chart Review #iseemebooks

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

**The product for this review was provided by I See Me! All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

When I became a mom, people told me to cherish every moment because the time flies! Boy were they right! It's hard to believe how big my kids are getting...they're growing right before my eyes. I do my best to capture these moments as best I can, not just through pictures and video, but also documentation like growth charts! 

Growth charts are such a fun keepsake to have as children grow and get older. I have been looking for something that is fun and will hold up for years to come. That's why I was excited when introduced to the new category of a personalized growth chart from I See Me!

I have been a fan of I See Me! for a long time and have always been impressed with their selection of unique gifts and personalized children's books especially! That's why I was excited to learn about a new product being launched! 

With 10 styles to choose from in the growth chart category, there's something to suit every interest and taste. I was instantly drawn to something dealing with sports, as this is the theme of both my boys' rooms. We were sent a Kick, Score, Run Growth Chart to review.

When the growth chart arrived, I was instantly impressed with the high quality canvas. It is durable and something I can tell will hold up well for many years to come! Not only that, but given the material it can easily be rolled up and kept as a keepsake once kids are older. 

The illustration on the canvas is also wonderfully done. Each chart is made one at a time, and best of all, it's personalized! The one we received is personalized with Caysen's name on it. I love love LOVE the colors and of course, seeing his name on it makes it all the more special and perfect for his room. 

Hanging it was extremely easy. There are 4 grommets for hanging which ensures that the growth chart stays hanging in place. Once this 12"x42" chart was hung, Caysen was very excited to check it out. He loves the sports theme and points out the letters in his name daily. 

Best of all though, we are now able to watch as he grows and document it so he has a keepsake once he's grown. 

I absolutely love everything about this chart. The quality is fantastic, the personalization and styles make it one of a kind, and it's made in a way that keeping it long after it's done being used is simple. 

If you're looking for a way to watch your child grow, I would definitely recommend checking out the personalized growth charts from I See Me! With different styles to choose from and the personalization option, you're sure to find something that suits your little one perfectly!

And, while you're there, be sure to check out the other great personalized gifts I See Me! offers as well, such as lunchboxes, coloring books, puzzles, placemats and stickers! There's truly something for everyone and ever occasion.

Buy It: You can purchase the Kick, Score, Run Growth Chart for $39.95 at

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