Dreaming of Spring with Carters! #CartersSpringStyle #ad + GIVEAWAY!

Carter's Spring Style

I participated in this program on behalf of Carter's and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. I know that most of the US is still buried under a bazillion feet of snow, but here in Arizona, we're loving our bragging season -- Spring! I always like to do two big hauls for the kids clothes -- one at the beginning of the school year, and one right before spring break. Our summers are hot and long, so we have to find a TON of great warm weather outfits for all of the kids. We've lucked out in that we have a Carter's store here in the Phoenix metro, so I've been day dreaming about cute outfits for the kidlets. Is it wrong that I want some of this stuff in my size? I mean. Seahorses. I have a thing for seahorses, and I'm so not above making my kids love what I love, haha! I'm really big into coral and mint right now, too. I don't think you can go wrong with that combo! Isn't this the cutest outfit? Dress it up or dress it down! Just so y'all know, the Carter’s Baby and Kid Up … [Read more...]

I finally bought some new kicks! #ReebokMom #sponsored

Reebok Mom

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. Way back when I was at my starting weight, I spent every last penny of an Amazon gift card on workout clothes --- and that included the cheapest pair of running shoes I could find. I obviously didn't even try them on; I just purchased the size I presumed I would need. It wasn't all bad, really. Those $20 shoes (on super-duper clearance) carried me many, many miles. But now that I'm in the process of training for my first half marathon, it's time to upgrade. I headed to my local Famous Footwear store to check out the goods. I wanted to buy a fun pair of shoes, but obviously, fit and comfort were top priority. I need to take care of my feet! I'd never owned a pair of Reebok shoes before, but I'd heard good things. Emma came with me on the shopping trip, and she as the … [Read more...]

We shopped ’til we dropped at #CookiesKids! #Cbias


Emma is starting to grow out of her back-to-school clothing purchases, and she's coming home with ripped knees in her jeggings from playing so much! I'm glad she's having a blast at school and all, but I needed to pick up some more bottoms for her. I'd looked at some big box stores, but they have a ton of Spring stuff -- shorts, skirts, and the like. Even though we live in Arizona, it's still chilly! She needed some jeans, and so I figured I'd just find her some online. I had seen other bloggers post about how they found great stuff for pretty affordable prices at CookiesKids.com, so I wanted to check it out! I was pleasantly surprised with how much of a selection they had! Not only did they have clothing for all seasons (including new Spring fashion!), but they had clothes for all of my kids! In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin went into business together. They rented a 1600 square foot store in Jamaica, Queens, fixed it up, bought inventory and Summer and … [Read more...]

WIN a pair of 4 Carat Pantina Earrings from Say Hello Diamonds!

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Anyone else like me and love sparkly things? I figured you were. I heard about Say Hello Diamonds and I wanted to give them a try! They sent me a pair of GORGEOUS 4 carate Pantina Earrings, and I am in love with them!  It'd be pretty hard not to be in love with them, right? They're not too huge -- perfectly tasteful! Here's a shot of me wearing them so you can get an idea of how big they are: Buy it! You can buy a pair of pantina earrings from Say Hello Diamonds for $42, on sale from $195! Win it! I love these so much I want to give you a pair! One lucky Freckleberry Finds reader will take home a pair of 4 carat Pantina Earrings from Say Hello Diamonds! Open to US and Canada. Ends at 11:59 PM on 1/29. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

The New Scunci Ponytailer Bracelet: Fashion meets Function! #Review

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It’s the holiday season, which means that I’m not just cooking, entertaining my kids and husband, and running all over town, there are also trees to be decorated, cookies to be made, lights to go up, concerts to attend, and joy to be made.  This should sound familiar to most of you.  In the midst of the chaos, I love products that are useful, pretty, and make me feel a bit more put together. I was excited to discover the new scunci Ponytailer Bracelet!  I always have at least one hair tie around my wrist waiting for when I can’t handle my hair anymore, but they’re certainly not a fashion statement! The new scunci Ponytailer Bracelet is not only a bracelet, but it is also a hair tie.  It has the ponytail elastic with a pretty adornment.  They come in nine colors and styles that complement each other and can be easily stacked on your wrist.  What a great idea!  I can now wear a pretty bracelet and also always have a hair tie available.  The scunci … [Read more...]

Lip Bliss — the Perfect Stocking Stuffer! // #Review and #Giveaway


If you have a little girl, you know how bombarded she may be with outside influences telling her what is desirable or beautiful. It's hard to teach our kids what's important -- that it's what's on the inside that counts, and that all girls are beautiful. A mom went shopping with her teen and preteen daughters, and noticed that many cosmetics had suggestive and adult-sounding  names. She didn't feel comfortable buying her daughters products that weren't in line with her idea of modesty. She created LipBliss, a product line from What's Your Virtue?, a cosmetic company that aims to teach young women that beauty starts from within! Lip Bliss is made with fortifying castor, cranberry, and safflower seed oils in addition to peppermint oil in order to smooth and nurture your lips. A feature that I love is that you get shine without stickiness! When using Lip Bliss,you benefit from the purifying and protecting properties of anti-oxidants, green tea extracts, and … [Read more...]

Snag great deals at BuyNowOrNever.com // #Review & #Giveaway

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Who doesn’t love snatching up a great bargain? I know I love it, and that’s partly why BuyNowOrNever.com impressed me. The site is chock full of bargains. And I don’t mean bargains the way some other sites are structured, where the merchandise is marked up considerably so it can be then “discounted”… no, there are true finds to be found at BuyNowOrNever.com. The site collects the best fashion and home décor bargains around and brings them all to one, easy-to-navigate online shopping experience. Specializing in brand-name merchandise at 40 to 80 percent off retail, BuyNowOrNever.com boasts the best bargains in jewelry, watches, scarves, handbags, home furnishings, area rugs and luggage. But there’s one catch: when the items sell out, they’re gone! So if you see something you like on the site, act fast before everyone else snatches it up. One of my 2012 New Year’s Resolutions was to accessorize more, and as part of that goal, I’ve enjoyed buying and wearing … [Read more...]

Stunning Cosmetic and Travel Bags by Jordani Sarreal

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If you have a woman on your shopping list (...and I'm betting you do!), then you've absolutely got to check out the incredibly striking travel and cosmetic line by Jordani Sarreal. Is this not the most gorgeous cosmetic bag set? The smaller one is perfect for my small handbags. I almost feel awful putting them in my bag -- they're too pretty to hide! Having started sewing at the age of five, all Jordani Sarreal bags are handcrafted and designed by Jordani herself. The construction is absolutely impeccable, and they are of the highest quality. I love that she creates bags that are both delicate and feminine, but there are also bags that are just plain fun! Jordani Sarreal offers a few different lines that cater to different styles, including a bridal collection (bridesmaid gifts, yes!) and a world travel collection. The Jordani Sarreal bags are priced in the $10-12 range, with holiday gift sets for $25.95. If you're looking for a useful gift that is eye-catching and of top-notch … [Read more...]

Emma’s loving her new boots from Umi! #Review & #Giveaway

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Fall and Winter are quickly approaching, and even though the mild Arizona weather is a far cry from our snowy winters that we experienced in Nebraska, we still love fall fashion! That means hoodies, scarves, cardigans, and BOOTS! I've always heard amazing things about Umi Shoes from friends, and I knew that Emma was going to need a cute pair of boots this season. She's an active kindergartener who is always on the go, so I didn't want to just buy her a junk pair of shoes from a discount store. I needed to find her a really solid pair of shoes for her growing feet. Umi is a truly amazing company. Every shoe they make is tested for safety and durability and meets strict guidelines for child-safe materials. They use only non-toxic drum-dyed leathers and other environmentally friendly components, and seal the deal with recycled packaging. These are values that are important to me, and I was excited to see their product first hand! Emma picked out the most adorable pair of boots … [Read more...]

Firmoo Prescription Sunglasses Review & FREE Pair For You!

My Firmoo Glasses

I've been a glasses wearer since my senior year in high school. My husband teases me because he thinks my prescription isn't strong enough to make a difference, but my headaches know better! I've never delved into the world of contacts, much less LASIK, so I am always on the lookout for cute eyeglasses to add to my eye wear wardrobe. I heard about Firmoo and I was totally excited to give them a go! Although my regular glasses are a little old, I wanted to try out some prescription sunglasses. Here in Arizona, there is rarely a day when I don't need to use sunglasses when I drive, and I was excited to finally be able to read street signs without squinting ;). I set out to look through the Firmoo inventory, and I was so pleasantly surprised with how diverse their styles were! They have glasses for all tastes -- sleek, stylish, artsy, or traditional. Firmoo has over 300 different styles to choose from! For the price of one pair of glasses at a traditional optical store, you can … [Read more...]