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Cute Accessories + Support Adoption

Disclosure: I received complementary headbands to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
I have a love/hate relationship with my hair.

On the other hand, I have a love/love relationship with adoption stories.

So just imagine my delight when I was contacted by Megan at Seven Days Shop about reviewing her lovely adjustable headbands.

Not only does she create beautiful headbands, Megan donates a portion of her proceeds to help fund adoptions. Each month she chooses a family pursuing adoption and features them on her blog, and donates 20% of all sales, as well as 40% of the featured headband to the family’s adoption fund.


Calling All Color Runners! #WeShine

Disclosure: I received 2 complementary entries to my local race in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

So I guess maybe it’s time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Well, sorta. I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions, so I gave them up several years ago. But I’ve recently seen several blog posts about setting goals for the new year. Now that I can get behind.

My biggest goal is to get healthy. As y’all may or may not remember, in 2014 we adopted two 2-year-old boys. I’d like to not only be around to watch their kids grow up, I’d like to have the energy and stamina to chase them around and keep up with their activities.

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FAAABULOUS Day Bag from SugarZuly

I am so excited! ^Did I mention I have a thing for bags?^ 🙂 I have another wonderful bag to tell you about!

This one brought to you by SugarZuly!!

SugarZuly Bags are made out of 100% hand-weaved Huipil and Recycled Huipil.  A “Huipil” is a cotton-weave fabric worn by Mayan women in Central America.  Many women today still wear this “Traje” as a tribute to their Mayan heritage. 
I received the Dark Chevron Long Day Bag and I looooove this bag!!

Initially, I was considering the bag for a diaper bag. And while it’s definitely big enough, it only has two pockets – one small one on the outside front and one tiny one on the inside.

But, really, that’s okay, because it is waaaay too pretty to tote around baby accouterments.

Size-wise, it could almost be a large purse, but it will hold way more than you’d think. I carried it when I went to the Foster Parent Association Conference last month and it held all my swag, conference guide, a couple of snacks, 2 bottles of Coke Zero, and MY 17″ LAPTOP!

One of the buckles on the shoulder strap did loosen itself on the second day, so make sure you pay attention to that if you overload the bag like I did. I took 5 seconds to tighten it back up and haven’t had any more issues.

Even with all that junk, the bag doesn’t show any wear and didn’t lose it’s shape at all.

Since the conference, I’ve used it as a workout tote, an overnight bag and a carry-all-my-crap-to-work bag.

Pictures  really cannot do this bag justice, so you’re just going to have to order one yourself to see how fabulous they are.

And, of course, I got you a discount code!! Use Duckie4 for 25% off all bags at SugarZuly.

Because all of the fabrics are handmade, patterns change frequently. So what are you waiting for??? Head over right now and grab yourself a FABULOUS bag (or two)!

*I received a Long Day Bag for review purposes. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.*

It has recently come to my attention that not all of my readers can easily tell when I’m being sarcastic. That is truly unfortunate, so finding a solution was imperative. ^Obviously, the easiest answer is to assume that if something can be read with sarcasm, it should be;^; but that’s not really workable, I guess. After reviewing several options for a “sarcasm font”, I’ve come up up with my own system. Whenever you see italics inside carrots (^snark^), that is my “sarcasm font”.

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Gigantumongous Beach Bag from Saltwater Canvas

As a Florida resident living 30 minutes from the coast, I spend a lot of time at the beach.To be honest, I don’t particularly enjoy the beach. I love the ocean; can’t stand the sand. I would MUCH rather be on a sailboat in the middle of said ocean than on the shore dealing with sand and tourists.

But my family loves the beach, so I do what I can to minimize the torture enjoy myself. So far, my best source of beach enjoyment is cute accessories. I’ve got a cute little shade umbrella and an adorable beach blanket (that actually doesn’t come out of the car very often because it’s so damn hard to get all the sand off…) I’ve been on the hunt for a cute bag to complete the ensemble.

I’m sure you imagine that there is no shortage of cute beach bags in Florida. However, here’s where things get impossible interesting. As a mom to 3 under the age of 3 (all still in diapers) and 2 teens, my beach bag has got to be a yeomen. And it has to be easy to clean, because, ya know, I HATE sand.

Enter the Saltwater Canvas Whale Bag!

According to the website, the Whale bag holds 6 beach towels, toys and drink….. PFFFT!!! Did I mention that SuperDad and I head to the beach with our infant, 2 toddlers, and 2 teenagers? And occasionally our oldest joins us with his girlfriend. That equals:


  • 9 beach towels
  • 3 infant/toddler swimsuits + rashguards
  • 3 infant/toddler changes of clothes
  • 3 infant/toddler hats
  • 2 pairs of toddler sunglasses
  • 16 diapers (6 swim/10 regular)
  • diaper wipes
  • diaper cream
  • diaper changing pad
  • 2 sippy cups
  • 1 bottle
  • formula caddy
  • After-sun aloe lotion
  • Bug spray
  • 2 cans of sunscreen
I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but we use really big beach towels. So you could probably get 9 normal-sized beach towels, and I don’t know, a sand-castle kit?
And I know that it looks like it weighs a ton, but it really doesn’t. I wouldn’t want to carry it cross-country, but it’s really not as heavy as I expected it to be.
Plus, the mesh dries really quick – when we get home, after the bag is emptied, I hose it down and set it on the porch. It’s always been dry within an hour – and that’s in Central Florida’s 1,000% humidity.
Whale Bag specs:
  • 10 Colors to choose from below
  • 9 big outside pockets; zippered inside pocket
  • Snap hook for keys or glasses
  • 15″ tall & 15″ x 12″ oval base (stands independently for easy loading and unloading)
  • 1.5″ doubled shoulder straps run length of bag
  • Machine Washable, hang dry
And here’s the best part:
I got you a discount code!!!! 
Now through July 31st, 2014, use discount code duckmommy for 20% off EVERYTHING at SaltwaterCanvas.com, including clearance and overstock bags.

*I received a whale bag for review purposes. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.*

Coupon Code for I Wished For You – personalized adoption story!

I have a coupon code!!!!

I had a great experience ordering from Put Me In The Story. You can read all about it here.

But even better, now through May 28th –

you can get 20% off your very own personalized copy of 
I Wished For You: An Adoption Story!!!!

Just click on the above link to Put Me In The Story, personalize the book and add it to your cart, then use Coupon Code WISH20 for your 20% discount!

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