National Geographics Leveled Readers and Super Readers #MomsMeet



National Geographics have always been a must read for me as they have such fun and interesting facts. With Easter quick approaching National Geographics Hop bunny is a good read for your little one as it helps develope skills of beginning readers. 

One of my favorites from this collection is Animal Ark as it invites kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail. From Tigers, wolves, and Pandas you get to know every little detail marking of over 40 different animals around the world.

The bright colors and fun facts packed in each National Geographic book will feed your child's curiosity. Along with jokes and bold bright text your child's eyes will wonder all around the pages. 



Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

GoDog Dog Toys.




GoDogFun Dog toys are my pets favorite toys. We recently just added a new furry friend into our family a few months ago. He is the most loving cuddly friend I could ask for, his name is Tank. He was born on my significant others birthday which also makes him even more special. 

The Benefits of Colloidal Silver and How To Make Your Own #silverhealer #honeycolony #GIVEAWAY





If you haven't heard of colloidal silver or nanosilver, be watching. With more and more people reaching towards a healthy, clean lifestyle, ionic/colloidal silver is becoming a popular alternative treatment for common health issues. 


In my search for a healthier lifestyle I have changed the way I eat, the dishes I use, the household cleansers I choose, the personal products such as shampoo, body washes, moisturizers and even makeup. I try and consider all things I consume. That goes for medicines and treatments as well. 



Grovia Hybrid Shell Cloth Diapers

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As a first time parent, I am new to all the choices available. When I learned I was pregnant, I started researching all my options. Following natural rhythms is what I feel is best for my baby and my family. Cloth diapering seemed the only real choice.

The perfect Woodland Baby Shower featuing #PINKBLUSH Maternity #GIVEAWAY and #Minted



I choose a Woodland nature themed baby shower it all turned out so good! For foods we had Pulled pork sliders,Bacon asparagus, tomato ladybugs with fresh mozzarella,fresh berries and whipped cream, a veggie and cheese tray and Brazilian lemonade. It was all soo good. 

The cake was one of my favorite things from the shower as it had so much detail. It was a Brown Butter Cardamom Cake with Chai butter cream frosting my Sister-in-Law made. You can find her full recipe here on her site! http://wishingpenny.blogspot.com/2016/02/brown-butter-cardamom-cake-with-chai.html



Basic Invite; Truly Custom Invitations, your colors,your style,Instantly





With Basic Invite you are able to Create the perfect graduation announcements for sending out your invitations with Basic Invite, the best website to create your own personalized invitations and add photos, custom text and colors to your template. 

Essential Formulas Probiotics #MomsMeet



Dr. Ohhiras's Probiotics are made of all natural ingredients with no artificial colors or flavors. With being 8 months pregnant I have really been iffy with what I put into my body for the health of my baby and myself, with Dr. Ohhiras's Probiotics I don't have to worry as they are all natural and safe to put into my body as well as my baby.


Unleash your imagination with Skylanders Imaginators





Skylanders Imaginatiors is the ultimate game for kids. Now with being able to create your own characters also now as Imaginations. I had tons of fun with the kids playing along and creating my own character as I used my imagination. Having the whole family together is alot more fun while playing. 

Back To The Root - Growing your own herb garden in a can!

Back To The Roots the company that lets you grow your own garden in a can/ or jar. I was so thrilled when I first heard about Back To The Roots! With living in Indiana you can't grow fresh herbs outdoors until Spring. But when I saw you can now grow them indoor in a can I knew I had to try it!


All you do is plant your seeds of Basil,Dill,Cilantro, and Sage that is included in your Garden in a can kit. Make sure you fill the can half way with water. I noticed within 5 days the seeds started sprouting. I was so excited! 

No Chemicals * NON GMO and are Organic! 

In the Spring time I will transplanting these herbs into my Herb Garden outdoors! 

I can't wait. So make sure you purchase yours today - 
Garden-in-a-Can Set (4-pack)

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator #SmellFresh

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator, 50 fl oz


When I started using the Febreze In Wash Odor Eliminator I could really tell a difference in the scent of my clothes. Being a pet owner of 3 cats and 2 dogs you have clothes that smell not so fresh, I have used other brands of odor eliminator and none of them match up to this one. This is a product I will continue to buy as I love it and truly believe you will too.

Ever go to a second hand store or a yard sale and you see this cute shirt or bedding, ect? but it smells of smoke? I have. With the Febreze In Wash Odor Eliminator I can now buy used clothes and be able to wear them after just one wash with the Febreze Odor Eliminator!




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TrustyPup Memory Foam Pet Bed - Meeting your pet's emotional, physical and instinctual needs



My dogs love to lay on blankets, its like their bed. When the TrustyPup bed arrived my oldest dog Diesel went and laid down right in it. He is now peacefully sleeping in his new comfy extra large dog bed. 

The bed includes a memory foam cushion that makes it soo soft and comfy.  All of these materials provide therapeutic benefits by evenly distributing weight to recuperate tired, aching muscles and help relieve joint pain.


Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Heater & Fan


The Dyson Hot+Cool link air purifier heater and fan removes 99.97% of allergens and pollutants.
This machine is perfect for winter and summer season. It will heat your home in the winter and cool you off in the summer as its technique also purifies the air.

Little Tike's GoGreen Playhouse the first playhouse that is Eco - Friendly #GIVEAWAY


 



As a child I can still remember my Little Tike's country cottage playhouse, so much fun I would sit and play outside for hours. As a child I always loved playing house. Now with the new Go Green Playhouse it gives you a whole new idea on how to look at our environment as they have added new feature to their playhouse. 
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Why I love it?


There are so many wonderful reasons why I love this playhouse. This is the first playhouse that offers Eco - Friendly actives. I love the fact that Little Tike's is showing our children that it is good to become involved with our environment.  They are showing our children what is good for our environment and encourages them to recycle. With the recycling center there are two recycling bin for sorting bottles and cans.  












Little Tike's has went all in on the new Go Green playhouse with the new gardening feature you are able to help plant flowers, vegetables and even herbs with your child. You water your garden and flowers with water that is collected from the Water reservoir that  leads to a rain barrel. 








You even have a working sink in this playhouse. It is removable where it can be taken anywhere. 
Also you have interior and exterior lights that come from a solar panel that offers unlimited energy from the sun. 











The roof even grows living grass! Also you have a doorbell, a mailbox, and a skylight. A stove with clicking nobs so you can cook along with your friends. 




I am very impressed and pleased with this Go Green playhouse as it has every great earth friendly feature I could ask for. 






A great way to educate our children on learning about our environment.











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Nutri Ninja - Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ #HolidayGifts

The Nutri Ninja blender is the most amazing kitchen appliance you can own. It is a food processor, a blender, and a food chopper all in one. You can make your homemade bread dough, pie crust,and everything from scratch in just one machine. You can also make real fruit smoothies.




The Ninja blender lets you pulse, and pause patterns to deliver consistent even results every time. It can break down ice,seeds,and whole foods in a matter of seconds.





It use to be very time consuming for me to sit and chop up vegetables but I have no worries now as the Ninja does it all for me in just a press of a button, in just a few seconds.






Homemade Pie Crust:


Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup (118 ml) water, cold


Instructions:

Put the flour, sugar (if using) and salt in a large food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the cubed butter and pulse 2-3 times until butter is broken up into pieces.
Slowly begin to add the water and then while still pouring, run the food processor until all the water has been added and mixture begins to come together (mixer will actually begin to make a different sound), but stop before it forms a complete ball. Some crumbs are okay.
Turn dough out onto a clean surface and form into 2 equal disks. Cover in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 5 days.




Homemade Pumpkin Pie with real homemade pumpkin puree.


Ingredients:
  • 2 sugar/pie pumpkins

Instructions:
  1. Snap or cut off the stems and cut each pumpkin in half. Be careful when doing these steps! To make it a little safer, slice off the top or bottom of each pumpkin to create a flat and more stable surface to cut the pumpkins).
  2. Scoop out the insides with a spoon or ice cream scoop and save the seeds for roasting.
  3. Place the halves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350º for about an hour or until a fork slides through easily.
  4. Remove from the oven and let them sit to cool. When they have cooled off, flip them over and scoop out the insides with a spoon.
  5. Place the insides into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.

Purchase your Nutri Ninja here - http://www.ninjakitchen.com/products/4/total-crushing-blenders/27/nutri-ninja---ninja-blender-system-with-auto-iq/

Minted - #Photoshoot #GIVEAWAY




With this Holidays right around the corner, it is time to get families together to get the perfect Holiday Christmas card photo. I am a photographer and love to capture wonderful lifetime memories through my lens.


GIVEAWAY! ENTER HERE : http://www.minted.com/el/hol_creativelittlecarrie

Minted.com offers Holiday cards, ornaments for the tree, wedding invitations,baby shower invitations and even art. Shop hundreds of different cards, a choice for everyone. They also offer FREE online Holiday party invitations. 



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When preparing for a photo shoot these are my must haves:



  • Good lighting - I prefer natural lighting, Golden hour is my favorite time to capture images.
  • A Tripod 
  • Props {I prefer not to try to hard on props as I go for a more natural look}
  • Extra memory cards 


Capturing photos with the right camera. I have many cameras I use for different occasions. 
I mainly use my Nikon D610 and my Sony A65. 






                                            {Photos taken with my Nikon D610}





The Nikon 610 is perfect for low light photography and getting sharp images. The cost of this camera is a little high {$1,599.95 for body only}  but it is worth every penny if you are looking for a high-end professional camera.

I also use the Sony A65 which is perfect for wanting bright color pop photos I love it for landscaping and some portraits, depending on the time of day. 


                                         {Photos taken with my Sony A65}















Decorate your home with Mohawk Home Rugs #GIVEAWAY #HolidayDecor #ilovemymohawkrug






With Christmas quickly approaching as you are trying to decorate in time for the Holidays, rearranging furniture to set up the tree, and hanging up the stockings. This Christmas a Mohawk Home Rug will look perfect in your home just in time for the Holiday season.

Ninja Cooking System





There is so much to say about the Ninja Cooking System. I recently added the cooking system to my kitchen. The cooking system is one little machine packed with tons of new ways to cook, from baking,slow cooking, roasting and meal making.





(Made this yummy Lasagna in my amazing Ninja Cooking System)





It works like a stove top - Now you can have delicious juicy meals in this amazing cooking pot. It heats from the bottom and the sides. Did I mention you can even do your Holiday baking in this as well! It comes with a cooking rack. You can steam your veggies too! This Ninja Cooking system is like having a stove top and oven all in one. I love the fact that this is non stick. It's a good feeling.






From the site - Fast one-pot meal making creates easy, delicious meals is as little as 30 minutes, all in the same pot. Prepare your favorite pasta dishes without draining the pasta, and cook healthier meals using lean meats and vegetables, even from frozen.

Searious slow cook with one-pot convenience! Everyone knows the best tasting meals are made when you brown or sear the meat and then slow cook, locking in all the flavors. Sear using the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System’s Stovetop function first, and then switch over to Slow Cook, keeping your meal all in one appliance for quick and easy prep and cleanup.





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Freshly Picked Released their new Honey Moccasin Collection

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Nothing is sweeter than honey--except maybe these honeycomb moccs! With Beehive State leather from our best-selling Utah collection on the sole and a debossed honeycomb pattern textured leather on top, these moccs are extra durable for your busy little bee.

Portable Squatty Potty #Giveaway - The Stool for better Stools #HolidayGiftGuide




I have been using the Squatty Potty for about 3 years now and it has changed my life. I use to have problems using the bathroom, I don't have to worry anymore. When I am at a friends, a restaurant or on vacation I wish I could have my Squatty Potty with me at all times. Squatty Potty now offers the Porta Squatty Potty! A dream come true! As it  Easily folds up and fits in a carrying bag so it can be taken with you at all times, anytime, anywhere.
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The Classic European Copper Distiller. #HolidayGiftGuide



Hammacher Schlemmer Classic European Copper Distiller is great for making your own homemade essential oils. If you are someone like me and use Essential Oils daily you know that can get pricey, but making your own oils at home with herbs from your herb garden, now that is wonderful. I use peppermint leaves,Rosemary,Lavender and more. After you add your leaves to the distiller an oil lamp heats then boils the liquid, producing oil vapor that moves to the condensing pot where it is cooled and converted into a concentrated distillate. Mounted to a walnut base with steel supports and precisely machined valves to control vapor flow.

With some Essential Oil brands your not so sure what ingredients they are using and what you are putting into your body. I prefer to use a known brand of Essential Oils or make my own.

Official Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning Launch Trailer



Activision and Bungie have today released “The Dawning”, a three-week winter event for all players of Destiny: Rise of Iron.

“The Dawning” features new Quests and Bounties to complete, a new Record Book filled with challenges to conquer, the return of Sparrow Racing League with two new tracks (one set on Earth and one set on Mercury), and a brand new game mode called Strike Scoring. Players can also further customize their Guardians with new gear, Sparrows, Ornaments, consumables, Shaders, Emblems, Emotes, and more.


The new launch trailer for Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wh3TUXP81w

Additional information on “The Dawning” can be found on the Bungie website. Assets are available on the Activision press site.

Destiny: Rise of Iron is also available this holiday season as part of Destiny – The Collection, an all-in-one package featuring the originalDestiny game plus all four expansions to date.