Try Delicious New Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches!

Try Delicious New Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches!New from my favorite yogurt brand are the Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches for the family! Delicious, convenient, and organic goodness for on the go, mess free eating. Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches are available in nine flavors for your YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKids! No worries, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy these but we will get to that later.   My kids love pouches, it's like space man food meets crazy kids [more]

Butternut Squash Soup with Organic Squash from Hometown Harvest

Butternut Squash Soup with Organic Squash from Hometown HarvestButternut Squash Soup is something I really enjoy eating. It is not a dish I have ever tried making. When I got my Hometown Harvest bag I found a nice sized organic squash tucked inside. Originally I thought, I will chop this up and sauté it with some olive oil and zucchini. My friend however challenged me to step outside my cooking comfort zone and make a soup using my [more]

Host an Eggcellent Easter Party with Oriental Trading!

Host an Eggcellent Easter Party with Oriental Trading!Easter is almost here! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and families are gathering for some good ol' fashioned Easter fun! Make your Easter the best yet with these excellent eggcellent party decorations and crafts from Oriental Trading!  What I love about Oriental Trading is that I can put a party together easily without spending a ton of money.  I hung up the Light Blue and Lilac Paper Lanterns to add a pop [more]

Captain America The Winter Soldier: A Must See! #CaptainAmerica

Captain America The Winter Soldier: A Must See! #CaptainAmerica   Captain America The Winter Soldier is the number 1 movie in the nation and the film with the largest April box office! And for good reason too. From start to finish Captain America is packed with action, drama, and a little comedic relief.  Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson are exactly what you would expect- awesome. I will admit I wasn't always team Black Widow, especially as a kid, [more]

Our Disney World Vacation: Making Memories

Our Disney World Vacation: Making Memories After sharing with you all How to Make the Most of Your Disney World Vacation I wanted to follow that up with a more personal post. Again it took me awhile to sort through the pictures I wanted to use remember I took over 1500 and also to put into words how amazing our trip was. I still don't feel like this post can do it justice, the magic of Disney [more]

Celebrate Spring with Oriental Trading!

Celebrate Spring with Oriental Trading! Spring is finally here! After a crazy winter we all needed a little sunshine. To shake off the winter cold, we got together with some friends for an afternoon of celebrating Spring and getting crafty with fun products from Oriental Trading! After a quick lunch, I set up for our crafts and hung a few decorations just to brighten up the place. Who said you have to only decorate for birthday [more]

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Alex and Alexa, Designer Clothes for Kids!

“This post is brought to you by Alex and Alexa. I was compensated for my time however all opinions are my own.”
Truth: I am a frugal shopper. I agonize over purchases, especially anything that is not a neccessity. If something seems a little over the top (like that fancy new purse, but I really do need a new one!! ;) ) then I have to convince myself and my husband it is worth it. When it comes to buying things for the kids I try to be reasonable. But sometimes, certain occasions call for something fancy. Especially when it comes to clothes.
When I think fancy, I think new clothes, new shoes, and matching everything! Oh and for the kids, same thing ;) After all, who said only grownups are allowed to dress nice? Whether it is for first pictures, important milestones, or to have tea at the Plaza (maybe not the Plaza but a date out with your kiddos) some events call for special clothing. But I still refuse to break my bank, so what is a mom to do? For the fashionista in your life: The best place to find the top designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for kids is Alex and Alexa. 
Alex and Alexa designer clothes for kids
Alex and Alexa features over 200 international fashion, sportswear, toy, and home brands! This includes brands like Burberry, Fendi, and Dolce and Gabbana. Their sportswear collection has brands such as Lacoste, Puma, and Under Armour. While Lego, Le Toy Va, and Moulin Routy can be found in the toy shop. Oh and the shoes. I love the shoe shop. And by love I mean LOVE. NO matter if your style is classic or eclectic, Alex and Alexa has something for you.
You can find a little bit of everything and hard to find styles at Alex and Alexa. I love the variety of styles, brands, and the overall quality of products. I’m not just talking about the clothes either! Check out the home section for everything from furniture to decor. In the toy shop, find educational toys, dolls, puppets, ride-ons, and more! You might be thinking great but I’m sure it’s super costly. I understand why you would think that. Usually the word “designer” is synonymous with “cost an arm and a leg.” I find that for what you are getting, the prices are reasonable and you can always catch a great sale!
Alex and Alexa is a one stop shop for pampering your little ones. 
About Alex and Alexa:
Founded in London, 2007 by husband and wife duo, Alex Theophanous and Alexa Till, AlexandAlexa aims to bring “The World’s Best Kids Brands” to other discerning parents at the click of a button. So whether you’re after traditional wear, functional casual clothing, specialised sportswear or luxury gifts, you need look no further for perfectly chic yet practical pieces both you and the little ones will love!
There is so much to choose from at Alex and Alexa that it was hard to come up with my wishlist. But I managed to finally pick out some to show you!
For the babies in your life.
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing
I love this floral pattern of the Catimini Dress from Alex and Alexa
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing
Burberry kids clothes collection from Alex and Alexa includes this very cute 3 piece dungaree set!
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing
For my handsome big boy.
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing
 The Mayoral Polo and Chinos Set from Alex and Alexa is a very classic look for boys.
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing
How handsome would he be in these? I love plaids, polo shirts, and of course anything that says pirate!
For my beautiful big girl.
Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing

Alex and Alexa designer children's clothing

This Kate Mack Tee and Skirt Set from Alex and Alexa is one of my absolute favorites. This outfit is perfect for picture day or just a Mommy Daughter date!

For more awesome designer clothes, shoes, toys, and more visit Alex and Alexa today. Get connected with them on Twitter and Facebook 

***Hurry, the site is having a 30% off select merchandise sale!!***

Find Your Perfect Gift with Treat: Review and Giveaway!

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I can’t believe we are in the middle of March already!?! March ushers in the months of seemingly endless celebrations. And being the mom, the woman, and the planner of the house that leaves me with the task of finding the perfect gifts. I usually try to find something personal, something that speaks to me, or jumps off the shelf like “Hey she sure would love me!” Most of the time, these kinds of gifts can’t be found at the store so I have to get creative. Having to get creative and having time to get creative are two different things. So where do you go for great gifts that speak to the heart without having to spend hours at the craft store? Let me tell you about Treat. Treat is an awesome website that you can design a personalized greeting card, pick a giftcard or photo gift to go with it, and send it off all in one place. As my kids would say easey peasey lemon squeezey.

Here are three of my favorites:

Treat Birthday Card #treatgiftsThis card is perfect for my best friend!

Treat Mother's Day Card #treatgiftsI love this one for my grandmother for Mother’s Day!

Treat Father's Day Card #treatgiftsCan’t forget about my darling husband!

Treat offers several gift options to compliment your card. First pick out and personalize your favorite card. During checkout you can choose a gift to go with your card. Giftcards can be added and then your recipient gets to choose from one of their favorite stores! Also, you can choose a photo mug or easel and customize them with your pictures. For all the details and to get started visit Treat Gifts.

Enter to WIN 3 Complete Treat gifts: 3 Treat Cards and 3 Personalized Mugs plus standard shipping!!

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For more chances to win join Resourceful Mommy’s Pinning Party tomorrow, March 14th 2013. For all the details and to RSVP: Treat Gifts Pinning Party

*this post is sponsored by Treat. I received free product for compensation for this review. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions are always my own. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24hours to respond before another is chosen. Prize fulfillment is done by Treat.

Cafe Press The World’s Customization Engine: Review and Giveaway!

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One of my closest friends turned me onto the Cafe Press website a few years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Whenever I want to find fan gear for my favorite shows it is the first place I look. There is something for everything you could think of on that site (I love the Sheldon Cooper collection). Cafe Press has the world’s largest selection of artist-designed t-shirts, clothing, accessories, housewares, and gifts. Awesome!

Honestly, for the longest time I didn’t even realize Cafe Press offered the “design your own” feature. I guess I was too busy searching pages and pages of coffee mugs with my favorite quotes! But I did notice it eventually and I thought how cool is this? I love giving personalized gifts and Cafe Press has everyone on my list covered. From iPhone cases for my brother to an apron for my grandmother the possibilities seems limitless.

If you run a small business you know the importance of marketing yourself. I highly recommend checking into their products that will help show off your company. Cafe Press allows you to add graphics, shapes, texts, and change colors. I am designing my own custom tote bag to showcase my blog. This little beauty only took about 10 minutes to make. It probably would have been faster but I couldn’t decide on a font! Can’t wait to have this for my next conference.Cafe Press Design

Who said you could only have customized mugs and t-shirts? Cafe Press also offers custom area rugs, unique bedding, and more! You can choose from already made products or design your own. Don’t fancy yourself as a designer? Cafe Press offers FREE live help from professional design assistants. What are you waiting for? Check them out today and get started on your own masterpiece!

To get you started, Cafe Press and Teachable Mommy want to give you $25 to spend on anything you want on the site!

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*This post is sponsored by Cafe Press. I received a free gift in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own. Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and contacted via email. They have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Just Between Friends Loudoun Spring Sale: Win PreSale Passes!

Just Between Friends Loudoun Consignment Sale

Last Spring I wrote about Loudoun’s Just Between Friends Consignment Sale. I was a newbie to the whole consignment process, I knew roughly what it meant but I had never been to a sale. Thanks to Susan at JBF Loudoun, my best friend and I had the opportunity to check out their 2012 spring sale. My first impression was Wow! Anything and everything I could have thought to look for was there. I was excited to find some great toys and puzzles (all in like new shape) for my son’s upcoming birthday. Although I didn’t need any clothes when I went, there were rows and rows of clothing that looked like it hardly had been worn. One mom told me,“I like that they don’t allow any stains or tears on the clothes. They set the standard high” She is absolutely right: zippers should work, buttons button, and batteries should be installed. I love that the team at JBF Loudoun really goes that extra mile to make sure they aren’t just some other consignment sale. All my local readers need to check them out this Spring, coming to the Dulles Sportsplex April 20-21st.

JBF Loudoun was voted the best Consignment Sale in DC and Northern Virginia! Congratulations to everyone who makes the sale happen!

Just Between Friends Loudoun

They are also holding Consigning 101 classes again this season. They were a huge success in the Fall, helping many people to learn about the hows and whats of consigning.

Class Information:

Sunday, March 24th at 6:00pm, at the Dulles Sportsplex

You can register here:


Two (2) Lucky Winners will receive a Pre-Sale Pass into the Spring 2013 Sale. Giveaway Ends January 30th 2013.

*Leave a comment for each entry. Winners will be chosen using*

  1. Leave a blog post comment telling me what item you are looking this Spring
  2. Like Just Between Friends Loudoun on Facebook and tell them Teachable Mommy sent you!
  3. Like Teachable Mommy on Facebook


*This post is sponsored by Just Between Friends Loudoun. I received a pre-sale pass for writing this post. No monetary compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.

CuddleTunes Cuddle Bears Giveaway

Welcome to the #MyGiftGuide Giveaway Event hosted by:

MommaYoung at Home, CandyPo, Cluttered Genius & Aries Mommy


I can think of so many special reasons to give a CuddleTunes Bear as a gift.

  • How about to the family with a Daddy deployed and a baby on the way. Record Daddy’s voice and play it for your little one so baby recognizes his voice.
  • To the little one that just needs to hear mommies voice for a little reassurement.
Who would you give a CuddleTunes Bear too? I would give one to our nieces new little baby.
We have two of these precious little bears to giveaway.
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Giveaway ends December 14th at 11:59pm, open to USA & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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