Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Alo Yoga {Yoga Clothing & Activewear}

When I work out, I have to be comfortable. Period. I have enough to worry about when I am exercising- my hair falling in my face, my kids screaming at me to get them a snack, the time going way too slowly on my eliptical (ugh!) and the overall exhaustion that comes with exercising. I don't want to have to worry about an uncomfortable sports bra chaffing my neck, or my exercise pants pinching off my love handles or riding up my back. And--not most important but definitely up there- I want to look GOOD working out! If we have to work out, we wanna look good and feel good doing so. So I went in search for my perfect work out pant, and I think I have found the winner!

Alo Yoga offers lots of different styles of tops, bottoms, sports bras, outerwear, and accessories. I was able to review a pair of their dreamy ribbed goddess leggings and their paddle fast short sports bra. The two together- an amazing combo! You seriously feel beautiful when you are exercising and I love that. The goddess leggings are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn in my life, no joke. They are tight enough that they give you the support you want and need, but not too constricting that you feel like you are being pinched in half. The compression is in just the right spots to give your buns a nice little lift and a little extra squeeze around those thighs. They are totally slimming and I can honestly say they are worth every penny. The sports bra was nothing short of amazing as well. I love the cross back style that prevents chafing and digging into your shoulder blades. It is moisture-wicking and anti-microbial, also two awesome benefits. And they do a great job of holding the girls in place. I wore my whole Alo outfit to a trampoline park last week because I knew I would need the extra stretch and support, and it was perfect! The bra held me in nice and tight (but not too tight) and I had the flexibility I needed so I didn't rip a hole in my mom jeans. ;) Thumbs up for both of these amazing items! 

Buy It: Head on over to Alo Yoga's website to check out all of their amazing Activewear, you won't regret it! The ribbed goddess leggings are $92 (but I am telling you, no regrets people! Worth every penny!) and the sports bra I reviewed is $42. Put them on your Christmas list this year and tell Santa you have been really, really good! ;)

Win It: Here is your chance to win some awesome gear from Alo! One of my readers will win a pair of Alo Yoga's amazing Airbrush Capri leggings! Enter this giveaway in the widget below!

Giveaway will close 11/7 at 11:59 pm CST. Giveaway is open to U.S.  residents only. Winner will be picked the following day and will be emailed that day. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. A BIG thank you to Shana @ Alo Yoga for providing the review products and the giveaway prize!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review & giveaway: Rufus and Ryan go to church!

I was given Rufus and Ryan Go to Church from Flyby Promotions in exchange for an honest book review. 

I was so excited to review this cute little board book! Religion is a big part of my life, and I enjoy teaching my son about religion and feel that it is important for him to learn about church at an early age!

Rufus and Ryan go to church is about a little boy named Ryan who takes his stuffed monkey to church and teaches him what church is all about! From bible stories, to praying, to singing, Rufus learns the ins and outs of church and what it's all about. The author does a great job of keeping the church non- denominational and non biased, which is very important! The illustrations are adorable and my son has asked me and my husband to read it to him countless times already.

From the Press: Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to an experience that most children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities. This is just one of the first titles in a new series of inspirational books for preschoolers. Also available now:Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers.

Win it! Now you have a chance to win this darling book that your kids will read for years to come. Enter in the giveaway form below.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kidorable: Backpack promotion and giveaway!

Kidorable makes adorable clothing and accessories for children. From boots, umbrellas, raincoats, mittens and scarves, each item is made with super high-quality, with children in mind. We have reviewed many of their items in the past, including their rainboots, hangers, and hooded towels! They are such a fun and unique company, and have so many options for both boys and girls!

One of my favorite items that Kidorable offers for children are their adorable backpacks!They are the perfect size for your little one, and are so, so cute! Last year we received the frog backpack, and {B} still uses it all the time! He has brought it on many of our trips, and loves toting around his blanket and toys in it. It will be the perfect backpack for him to take to preschool! And as I said before, so many choices, for both boys and girls.

These backpacks are perfect for the beach, the pool, the park, school, or just everyday play. Make sure to head over to the Kidorable  website starting March 10th- 23rd, where they are offering 20% OFF all of their kids backpacks with the code BACKPACK88 at checkout. Place the backpack in the cart first, before applying the code BACKPACK88. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.

 Kidorable has also offered one of their backpacks to an n.c. baby blog reader! Enter in the giveaway tools box below!