Friday, December 9, 2016

POP The CHAMPAGNE / Toys For Tots Donation


The Magnolia Mom Blog is Donating to Toys for Tots for Every T-Shirt Sold !
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. –  to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Over the years the Foundation and Program have had the generous support of Organizations and Individuals to create a lasting relationship with them and the children their donations help each year.

All donations through Personal donation pages are managed with the same 97% to 3% program to support ratio as any other form of dollar donation to the Program. With over 97% of your donations going to our mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.
Program to Support Ration Pie Chart
Thank you for supporting the Marine Toys For Tots Program.

A HUGE THANK YOU for helping to support a charity we LOVE and Believe in! Enjoy your new T-Shirt!
Our Toys for Tots Donation Pg is Located HERE

Note: A Donation of no less than 10% of all sales will be contributed to our Toys for Tots Fundraiser Pg. It’s thanks to all my wonderful sponsors that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dock A Tot - A Sleep Miracle!

If you have not seen or heard about Dock A Tot yet, I will gladly be the first to tell you, Include this on your baby registry !

Since the day I brought Jacob home I have put him into his Dock A Tot, he loves it! Every time he gets startled a very common new born trait the soft sides of the Doc A Tot comforts him and allows him to calm in just seconds and sooth himself back to sleep. Hallelujah!

 With Matthew my first Son, I had to pick him up every time he startled to sooth him back to sleep, this is not necessarily a bad thing although allowing the baby to self sooth in his Dock A Tot has helped with his Sleep habits and adjusting to life outside the womb.

 If your considering a Dock A Tot, I say YES! 100 % add this to your list of Must Haves ! Follow along on Instagram @themagnoliamom and see Jacob use his on a daily basis.


Shop Dock A Tot HERE for $10 OFF !  

Note: I was kindly sent the product featured in this post in exchange for writing about it. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016


If your anything like me, you look for unique gifts to give over the Holiday Season. Look no further! I have put together a few of my favorite finds from this year that would also make unique, one of a kind practical gifts for your family and friends.    

Gifts for Everyone:

Picture Keeper Connect- If you didn't catch my review on this Amazing little device check it out HERE and believe me when I say your gift recipients will love you forever!

 c/o Picture Keeper Connect 

A Wood Watch from JORD- You've been seeing me wear this staple piece all Fall! I am so in LOVE with my watch, and have received so many compliments everywhere I go. You can shop HERE and use this coupon code to receive $20 OFF! (j16themagnoliamom20)
c/o JORD

Smile Brilliant Custom Fitted Teeth Whitening- Bobby got to try this Awesome custom teeth whitening system and WOW, It the results are Amazing! he drinks a lot of coffee and it left him with stained teeth that were not ideal for the Holiday Season with all the Holiday Parties and Family Photos I have planned. The Custom fitted whitening trays that arrive back to you in just a couple of days. Follow us on Instagram @themagnoliamom for an upcoming GIVEAWAY of a Smile Brilliant Whitening System, just in time for the Holidays! Shop HERE
c/o Smile Brilliant 

Gifts for Her: 

One of A Kind Gift Ideas for your Mom, Sister, Wife or Friends! I have been swooning over all things Leather this year, and these finds will be sure to impress her.

Leather Bag from Urban Southern- I got the Leather Half Moon Crossbody Bag from Urban Southern in the Classic Leather look, I must say this bag is To Die For, it has Good, durable leather that softens and becomes more beautiful with age and natural wear.
Shop HERE for all the different styles they offer.

c/o Urban Southern

Leather Ballet Flats By Tieks- As a busy mom, ballet flats are my go to daily shoe! I have basically lived in my Matte Black Tieks for the past few months being 9 months pregnant and running after a two year old heels were just not possible. I am now so in love with versatility of them going from jeans to a dress in one day, they are my new favorite pair of shoes. See my Wish-list HERE and create your own while your there :)

I hope this has given you some one of a kind unique Holiday Gift Ideas for everyone on your list!

Note: I was kindly sent some of the products featured in this post in exchange for writing about it – all are designated with “c/o”. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Our Love For Freshly Picked Moccasins & A Giveaway!

I first discovered Freshly Picked when I was pregnant with Matthew, searching social media for cute, sensible items that I could not wait to purchase for my little guy! They have been a huge part of his wardrobe over the past 2.5 years we have gotten so many complements everywhere we go about how cute his shoes are, I could not agree more!

Our love for Freshly Picked goes far beyond how cute they are, if your toddler is anything like mine, his shoes are the first thing to go as soon as we get into the car or sit down for more than 2 minutes anywhere, my favorite part of Freshly Picked Moc's are they fit so well and they are so light that he doesn't even want to take them off! This is huge for me, it truly makes life so much easier for a busy mom, just slip them on and go!

Jacob got his first pair of Freshly Picked Moc's in Size 0, I mean how adorable are these Birch Moccasins the boys are wearing from the New Classic Collection !

I am SO excited to share my love of Freshly Picked with all of you, we have partnered with Freshly Picked to offer you the chance to WIN A PAIR of Moccasins! Please fill out the form below, make sure you are following @FreshlyPicked & @TheMagnoliaMom on Instagram. Please note that you cannot have won a FP giveaway in the last 60 days and that shipping is only available in the United States. Once a winner is chosen you will need to respond to your email from me within 48 hours so I can give your information to Freshly Picked. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Finn & Emma - The Boys First Matching Outfits

These Pajamas from Finn & Emma are the best! The buttery-soft organic cotton is thick and luxurious, Matthew loves wearing these (sometimes all day) ! 


It's really hard to find cute good quality clothes for boys, because there is just simply always less "Boy" designs to choose from it seems wherever I shop, be sure to head over to Finn & Emma for the cutest Girl and Boy Organic Clothes and Toys! 


When Jacob was born I could not wait to get them together wearing these pajamas, Matthew could not stop talking about how he and his brother were dressed the same he thought it was the best thing in the world! Knowing I am putting 100% Organic Cotton on my boys makes the Mommy in me jump and down.

You can shop Finn & Emma HERE with 15% OFF your order ! 

Note: I was kindly sent the products featured in this post in exchange for writing about them It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Picture Keeper Connect - Review & Giveaway

Cannot Take Photo! The worst thing you can see on your phone when you go to take that perfect picture of your baby doing the sweetest thing for the first time. How many of us have gotten this message and scramble to delete something that is not "as important" to hope to gain enough memory to take the picture that has technically already passed. I know I have, and to be honest I should have backed up my photos, videos and contacts a long time ago, most of my sons "First" were just lingering on my phone and I always worried about loosing those precious memories.

Not any more! A Huge thank you to C/O Picture Keeper Connect for this amazing product that has lifted the burden of backing up my photos and videos. This is seriously the easiest thing you can use to back up your Apple or Android Device, yes it works for both!!


I started by downloading the Free App, from there it was so simple just plug and play! I choose to backup everything all my photos, videos and contacts. It took about 45 minutes to complete based on the fact I was backing up over 2,500 photos and 1,800 videos Wow! this this thing is amazing!! It was complete and I removed it, yes all my data was still on my phone... I flipped it over and plugged the USB drive into my computer with my external hard drive hooked up and opened the USB the same way you would any other USB drive, I dragged the folders "Photos" "Videos" and "Contacts" over to my external hard drive after just a few minutes of time I opened all the folders and viola ! Everything was there, I was so happy it was so simple, Matthew was still napping !

After confirming everything was backed up, I DID IT! I Deleted almost everything off my phone, It felt SO GOOD to know my data was not only safe but that all the new photos I will be taking of our new baby boy will have plenty of space and will be so easy to back up as often as id like! I will definitely be doing this at least once a week now just to keep my phone memory clean and clear and my mind off worrying about loosing such important memories.

Picture Keeper Connect would make the perfect stocking suffer, with all the family gatherings over the holidays I will certainty be using mine ALOT!
Are you ready for a GIVEAWAY? Head over to my Instagram @themagnoliamom and Enter To Win!!

Note: I was kindly sent this product featured in this post in exchange for writing about it – all are designated with “c/o”. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Around Here

October starts my favorite time of year. The cooler weather starts, naps seem to be longer and who can resist a nap with the windows open, am I right? For some reason I feel like people are more laid back this time of year, the Holidays are fast approaching and the year is almost though.

If you follow along on Instagram @themagnoliamom you seen my post on "Pure Joy" a photo of Matthew completely in the moment, loving the fresh air and the bright colors of the Pumpkin Patch, running around and just enjoying life. I love this time of year, I don't love being a 100 weeks pregnant! Yes, this baby is snug in mama's belly and doesn't seem  to have any urge to come out any time soon!

 We have been walking our neighborhood, trying to walk this baby out! No luck yet.

 We had so much fun at our Church Pumpkin Patch last weekend! His face says it all, It's the simple things like an orange snow cone!

Trying to get him to stay still for more than two seconds with all the fun going on was quit a task, I did mange to snap a couple of photos of my last few days being pregnant with this baby! If you are currently pregnant or have had been in your last few weeks you know what I am talking about when I say leggings and flats are my best friend right now!

Get 20% OFF your Order at BLANQI on the Mother Hood Is My Muse Shirt Pictured or and of there AMAZING Maternity support wear ! HERE 

Mother Hood Is My Muse Shirt, Black Flats TIEKS, Spiderman shoes he wouldn't leave the store without (priceless ;)  )

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Falling for JORD - Review & Giveaway!

I have never been huge on wearing a ton of jewelry, on a daily basis but, you can always find me with two pieces on, my wedding ring and a watch! When I was introduced to C/O JORD Wood Watches I was over the moon excited to add this beautiful piece to my collection! The natural wood tones scream fall, when I received it I instantly fell in love with its beauty, I chose the Zebrawood & Champagne from the FRANKIE 35 series.

Yes, we all carry phones these days but, there is nothing easier for a Mama carrying a baby or two to glance down at her watch to quickly check the time. I usually keep my phone in my purse especially while I'm driving or in the store so having the time at a glance is so helpful. I can not tell you how many complements I have already received on this gorgeous piece.

Jord watches is offering one lucky reader a $75 Gift Card! Everyone is a winner! Anyone who enters will receive a $20 e-credit via email towards their purchase. The ending date for this giveaway is  November 6th at 11:59pm.

Note: I was kindly sent this product featured in this post in exchange for writing about it – all are designated with “c/o”. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, all opinions are my own.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What's In my Hospital Bag!

Well here I am ready to POP and I am finally packed and ready to go! The procrastination is part waiting for some of the items to arrive and part chasing after a 2.5 yr old wild man! I was packed and ready to go with him at 36 weeks (things change when you have a little person who "needs" you every time you close the door to do something.

 With that being said, here is what I packed in my Hospital Bag for baby #2!


  For Mama:
  • Nursing Friendly Pajamas (2 pairs) I'm bringing nursing tanks and comfortable pj pants to be as at home as possible! 
  • Hygiene I'm bringing Make-up, travel size shampoo/conditioner, body wash, Hair tie, Toothbrush and toothpaste, hairdryer. 


  • Shrinkx Belly® Bamboo Charcoal c/o UpSpring
    I’m planning on wearing this immediately after delivery as it’s supposed to help shrink your uterus and eliminate excess fluid! The charcoal will help increase blood flow and speed healing in addition to shrinking swelling, yes!      
  • Cozy Socks for during Labor I'm bringing a pair of cozy socks with rubber grips on the bottom in case I have to get up and walk around during labor.
  • The Birth Gown c/o Della B. Mine is the Pink Harper, I am bringing this beautiful gown as it will definitely make me feel much nicer than wearing the very worn out gowns provided by the hospital, this gown has hidden features like the hidden front zipper that will make skin to skin and nursing a breeze after delivery. The material is so soft and light it will be so comfortable during labor, there are many different colors and styles to chose from.
For Baby:

  • Diapers Honest Co  I know the hospital will have these but we love honest diapers especially for newborn skin as it is so sensitive! 
  • Swaddle and Hat set c/o Milkmaid Goods I am bringing this as a result of missing out on a truly "Newborn" Hospital photo with Matthew, you don't realize how much baby changes in the first 24 hours until its to late and I would love to get hospital photos this time around in a cute swaddle.  
  • Going Home Outfit/ Blanket I'm bringing footed pajamas because I want baby to be comfortable, I am also bringing a super cozy soft blanket for the ride home.
  • New Classic Collection Mocs c/o Freshly Picked How perfect are these Classic Birch Moccasins from the new classic collection at Freshly Picked ! I have to bring these along to start photographing memories made in his new Moc's!                           
  Don't forget to tell dad to be too pack his overnight bag and have it ready as well, this is comfortable shorts and a tee shirt, toothbrush, sandals, extra pillow and going home outfit for my husband ! 

Note: I was kindly sent several products featured in this post in exchange for writing about them – all are designated with “c/o”. It’s thanks to wonderful sponsors like these that The Magnolia Mom is able to keep running! All opinions are my own.

Don't Forget to Follow along on Instagram @themagnoliamom !

Friday, September 30, 2016

Indoor Toddler Activites Melissa & Doug Toys

With just two weeks until my due date we have been spending as much time outside playing and running though the hose as possible around here, sometimes just getting outside for an hour makes all the difference when you have a toddler!

After baby boy makes his appearance I already know getting outside will be much harder and less likely as the weather cools down. I have been on the hunt for indoor toddler activities that promote learning and of course keep Matthew entertained for longer than 5 minutes.

Searching high and low I came across things like (Tub of Beans)  (Beach in a Bucket) even (Pudding Painting) OK I don't know if it's just me or what but NO THANK YOU! I do not want my kid eating 100 raw beans and then waiting to see what happens, or cleaning up beach sand for the next 500 years in every corner of my house and pudding painting I think I would just die!!To say the least I kept searching, My mom got Matthew a set of wooden blocks for Christmas last year from Melissa & Doug that were so adorable, right up his ally with the animals and the tractors. He played with them for quit a long time for him only being a year and half old then, I pulled them back out recently and let him set them all up how he liked he played for an hour ! A whole hour ! Since he like them so much I hopped on there site to see what else we could stock up on !

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I found so many amazing developmental puzzles and toys that I just know he is going to love !
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Along with some other great non-messy options like drawing a car parking garage on cardboard, making blanket tents (which he loves) and playing with pipe cleaners which I had completely forgot could be so much fun!

                                                        Expires 10/2

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Goodbye Summer, HELLO FALL!

Goodbye Summer, HELLO FALL!!

Oh how I've been waiting for you, this summer has been nothing short of amazing! Let's be real though I am very pregnant and SO ready for cooler weather, it still may be a couple weeks until us Floridian's see the temp's drop and this point the hope is good enough for me.

Fall brings weather, pumpkins and a new baby! We are so excited to meet our new addition and have some really fun things planned for the next few months. Since the official start to fall is tomorrow it gives me an excuse to light my new fall scented candle and get start shopping some of my fall favorites I've been hoarding on my wishlist's.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

GIVEAWAY// My Pello LUXE Floor Pillow !

It's the weekend and I wanted to do a giveaway of one of my new favorite products for the Kidos !! We attended MommyCon 2016 this month and found the "My Pello" my little guy loved it while he was there and I automatically knew we needed one, I quickly added one to my registry!

We love Friday Movie night at our house and lounging around spending time as a family, soon there will be another baby boy in our home just (4 weeks) we look forward to both of our boys lounging around as they are perfect for newborns too toddlers !!

Enter to win your very own My Pello below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to show the love to My Pello on Instagram @mypello


Friday, September 9, 2016

Complete Your Nursery with Crane

How Beautiful is this design? so sleek and modern, perfect for a modern nursery design!  Bringing a new baby home in the fall months is never easy with the dry weather, colds being passed around the pediatricians office and sensitive newborn skin to tend too. Cranes Ultrasonic Cool Mist increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep, it runs super quite perfect for a Nursery and helps with dry skin and hair! With the help of Crane and our new Drop Humidifier I have total confidence our nursery is complete.


Set up took all of 5 minutes from unpacking to a fully functional unit, it arrives ready to use no filter or additives required! Just add water and plug in, as a busy mom convenience is key. I was surprised that the mist was so cool to the touch and smelled so fresh and clean, I'm seriously thinking about adding one to our room. As you know we have been counting down the weeks until our new baby boy arrives, in a few short weeks we will welcome him into his perfect and now complete nursery!



Here is a snap from our trip last weekend to MommyCon! Check out the travel size humidifier that is absolutely amazing and perfect for upcoming holiday travels with the kiddos!


 A huge thank you to Crane who helped complete our nursery with one of their Drop Humidifiers. This blog post was sponsored by Crane. Thank you for supporting the brands that support us!