Monday, April 25, 2016

Sponsored: The Gender Reveal Blackout Nursery Curtains

Sponsor: The Gender Reveal Blackout Nursery Curtains
Written By: Renee Arbia
Sponsored By: Luxury Homes Blackouts

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign and received a gift to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced or reviewed by the company prior to posting. I am disclosing this according to the FTC guidelines.

We are happily and excitedly expecting our second child in July. I am a big planner and like to organize and am decorating a nursery for the baby. We had planned on not finding out the gender of this baby. We did not find out with our son and he was a great surprise. I was in fact happily planning a woodland gender neutral nursery when we received our big ultrasound. I informed the technician we did not want to know the gender of our child. However, as time went on, we inadvertently found out the gender of our baby.

One of the things I really love in a children’s room, specifically a nursery are black out curtains. This baby’s room has big windows directly in place of the sun rise. If we have any hope of ever sleeping in blackout curtains are much needed items. I was fortunate to work with the wonderful people from Luxury Homes Blackouts. They offered two colors of curtains to try out, pink or blue. I had to make a decision in order to showcase them on the blog, and Xavier already has a blackout curtain in his room so we decided to pick the color to also reveal the gender of our baby to be.

We chose PINK, for our sweet baby girl! We certainly want our sweet baby girl to get a comfortable and restful sleep. It has been proven that babies sleep better in a cool and dark environment. In fact Luxury Homes Blackout curtains block out 99.9% of light and UV rays that come in the window and they block heat and cold reducing your energy costs by up to 33%. I was really excited to try out Luxury Homes Blackout curtains because they are made from premium quality thermal insulated fabric that is sewn with an unlined triple weave fabric construction. They are extremely soft and drape much better than any other black out curtain I have ever used. I am sorry to say my son’s blackout curtain feels more like a vinyl tablecloth, yet for our baby girl these curtains are luxuriously soft and look like a real curtain would. This was a definite bonus as her room has bigger windows than my son’s. They are easy to hang, look great and best of all, block out light!

Luxury Homes Blackout Curtains are perfect for late sleepers, shift-workers, seniors, nurseries, and people prone to migraines. They are available in 52”W x 95”L with a set of matching tie backs and come in Brown, Burgundy, Pink or Turquoise. You can purchase them on Amazon!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Give Your Supply a Boost with Lots of Milk

Sponsored: Give Your Supply a Boost with Lots of Milk
Written By: Renee Arbia
Sponsored By: Lots of Milk Breastfeeding Supplement

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign and received a gift and compensation to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced or reviewed by the company prior to posting. I am disclosing this according to the FTC guidelines.

Breastfeeding was the one thing I was determined to do when my son was born. I plan on breastfeeding again when this baby is born. However, due to my son being my first baby, his tongue tie, and some extra procedures during his birth (mainly the blood transfusion) I was having a hard time getting our breastfeeding relationship off to a good start. It is hard to know what to do when you are a first time mom. You have so much to worry about already, and stressing just makes your milk supply even smaller than normal. After reading many tips in my breastfeeding books and consulting some Lactation Consultants, I ended up taking Fenugreek. However, three capsules three times a day can be taxing on your bank account and it made me and Xavier very bloated and gassy.

I am excited that now there is an alternative Breastfeeding Support Capsule from Lots of Milk. I plan on starting these after my new baby is born. Did you know the best time to up your breast milk is during the first six weeks after your baby is born? These six weeks can set your supply for a long time so it is important to get your milk at a maximum amount that you need. However, whenever your milk supply needs a boost a breastfeeding supplement always can come to your aid. You can use it as long as you need it and there are minimal to no side effects.

Lots of Milk Breastfeeding Supplements helps moms to be able to produce enough milk for their babies whenever they need it. It contains the proper doses of safe, effective Galactagogues including Fenugreek, Fennel and Marshmallow. They produce a rapid natural breast milk production that gives you a gentle boost for a plentiful supply. Fenugreek is one of the strongest ingredients, (it can lower blood sugar, so if you are diabetic please consult your doctor before using). The fennel and marshmallow work to soothe tummy troubles, and reduce gas and bloating making it a great combination. Also, unlike taking Fenugreek capsules of three capsules three times a day, Lots of Milk Breastfeeding Supplements only require you to take one capsule three times a day as needed.

Take the guess work and some of the stress off yourself and take an all natural supplement to make sure you are producing enough milk for your baby. You will be surprised at the results you will get and you may even be able to store some extra milk for a rainy day!

Lots of Milk Breastfeeding Supplements are made and manufactured right here in the United States in a GMP-Certified facility to ensure quality and safety and come with a money back guarantee. You can buy one bottle at a time or a few! Check them out on their website for free shipping,

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The First Pony Ride

Along with Xavier turning four he has all of a sudden started being braver than normal. He is usually a pretty timid child. However, all of a sudden he has decided that he wants to try new things. He says he is a big boy and he can do anything he wants. For the most part we support his big dreams.

I took him to Greenland's Farm the other day with some friends of ours. Normally he is not one to like farms. Although he loves to look at the animals, petting them and riding them are not things he ever likes to do. What was so wonderful about Greenland's Farm is it is a small farm that was not overcrowded and you can tell they actually care about their animals’ well being as they were cautious not to over stimulate the animals. This is a great option for children who are timid. Xavier was very much at ease being able to pet the animals. Although he was still timid of the goat and pony, he loved petting an extremely friendly pig. He adored watching the chickens and "buck, buck, clucking" at them.

We purchased a pony ride for him but he has never ridden a pony before and he has never wanted to even touch a pony. When he was too scared to pet the other pony I was worried he would certainly back down from the pony ride. However, he bravely stood in line and waited patiently until it was his turn. He was excited when they put the helmet on his head. He got a little nervous climbing up the step ladder to the pony and mounting it, but he did it, and was happy to hold on to the reins. He rode the pony tall and proud and I was in awe of my son who conquered a fear of the unknown. He loved it and talked all about it nonstop for the next couple of days.

I love watching him experience new things and conquer fears. There is no better place to watch him experience all life has to offer than right beside him.

If you live near the Wilmington, North Carolina area check out Greenland's Farm Facebook page for fun events and store hours!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Children's Book Review: Silly Willy Winston Series

Children’s Book Review of Silly Willy Winston
Written By Renee Arbia
Reviewed by Renee and Xavier Arbia

I wrote this post while participating in a campaign and received a gift to thank me for my time. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced or reviewed by the company prior to posting. I am disclosing this according to the FTC guidelines.

Reading has been an important part of our lives. With myself being a writer and avid reader, my son has always grown up around books. We even had guests bring a book to his baby shower. We are continually visiting libraries and book stores for new inspirations. We love testing out and reviewing new children’s books. Xavier is four years old now and is very interested in reading and writing. Although he does not read just yet, he is getting better at identifying words and sounding out letters. He loves to memorize books and repeat them back as if he was reading them.

We were honored to be selected to review The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston written and illustrated by Donna Maguire. The Silly Willy Winston books are a series of books inspired by the author’s real life dog, Winston, the Basset Hound. Winston is a wonderful steadfast friend and unlikely hero that young readers can relate to and admire. He has many heartwarming moments that really help children be proud of all of their own unique characteristics. Through Winston’s fun adventures he learns to appreciate his unique characteristics such as his big snout and long ears. Winston learns that his uniqueness gives him the abilities he needs to help his friends and have fun adventures. There are five books in the Silly Willy Winston series. There is the introduction book The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston, Super Snout, Inspector Snout, Pirate Snout and Explorer Snout. Each book is a paperback of around twenty-eight pages in full color and a good amount of text to keep your little reader interested.

When I received this book in the mail for review Xavier was interested right away. He loved Silly Willy Winston and the fun and colorful illustrations. We have read it several times and he loves looking at Winston’s big snout and ears and hearing of his adventures. It is written very well and has wonderful illustrations. I like that is much longer than most children’s books it makes it much more fun to snuggle in for reading time.

You can purchase your own copy of The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston on Amazon or find out more about the Silly Willy Winston series by visiting their website at

Don’t forget to watch Xavier’s first video book review of The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston!

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