Want to save $$$ on balloon arrangements for your next party?

Go to your local $1 Store that is!

Every year we spend allot of money on balloons for our children’s parties.

This year I decided to go to our local $1 store and have them assemble the arrangements!

They have a great variety of balloons to choose from, as well as the weights too.

The only thing you need to bring are large garbage bags for each arrangement to prevent them from tangling.

I rather use the extra $ towards favors for the kids, & that is just what I did!


Take it from a Mom Who Knows!


Want cupcakes & desserts that are made in a 100% Peanut & Tree nut free facility?

No Nut Nation baked goods that is!

This company has an amazing selection, from cupcakes, to cookie bites, to cakes & whoopie pies… they have it all!

No Nut Nation sells some of their products in Whole Foods, as well as on their website, www.nonutnation.com.

Also on their website you can view the ingredients of their products, as well as contact them for more information.

I do notice that the mini cupcakes ate not on their site, but are sold at Whole Foods markets.

It is nice to have alternatives for children with allergies, so check it out!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!


Want a great way for you & your child to relax?

Make lavender spray, & breathe!

I was running with a few friends yesterday, & we were talking about ways to decompress.

I told the girls about how lavender helps calm you down, as well as is a great way to naturally lower anxiety!

We grow lavender in our yard, and I pulled a few springs off and told the girls to rub it on their wrists… They were instantly surprised!

To make your own spray, go to Target and purchase a few 3oz spray bottles (found in the travel toiletry section).

Next go to your local health food store to purchase 100% Pure Lavender Oil.


1.) Drop 10 drops of lavender oil into a spray bottle.

2.) Next fill the remainder with water & shake.

3.) Mist and breathe deeply!

I keep one in my bag, car, and kids bedrooms.

Another idea is to dab 1 drop on your wrists. The scent lasts for a few hours, & is also a great way for you or your children to keep calm.

So whenever you need to calm down, spray, breathe & you have a natural way to relax!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!


Want a great place to take your kids?

IPlay America that is!

I was at my nephews birthday party yesterday, & was blown away at this facility!

Not only does it have many things for toddlers to teens, it is CLEAN, has places to eat, & is just plain FUN!

What I love, is that the parents and children’s hands get stamped with matching numbers. If your child gets lost, no one can leave the facility unless the numbers match up, LOVE this!

Go to their website, www.iplayamerica.com to view all the amazing things they offer.

It is definitely worth the ride, & is a great place for a play date too!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!


Want to get your child ready for Halloween?

Get a few holiday books!

I have a collection of seasonal books that I like to read the first of the month.

While my children are eating a snack or dinner, I read to them and they love it!

It doesn’t matter what age your children are, from an infant to tween, children love to hear stories.

I was in Pottery Barn Kids & loved the selection they had, as well as picked up a few in Barns and Noble & Target too!

They make great gifts, rather than candy! Love this 😉

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!


Want the, “Must-Have” leggings this season for Moms?

Leggings by, HUE!

I was in Nordstrom this week and bought a apart of cheetah denim leggings.

They are not last years Jeggings, but are BETTER, because they are made of soft denim!

What I love is that they are reasonable priced at under $50, come in great colors, & sizes XS-XXL!

Many companies make them, by HUE has been in the sock & stocking industry for many years. -Love this!

Nordstrom, Bloomingdales & Macy’s sell them, in the store & online, so check them out!

Enjoy & leave comments after you try them please ;)!

Take it from a mom Who Knows!