Womens Spring Fashion Finds From Cavender’s [Giveaway]

Cavender’s is a family owned and operated retail brand that carries a large selection of well-known western brands based in Tyler, Texas.  In more than 70 stores nationwide, they offer traditional and modern-style hats, boots, clothing and home décor. When recently approached by a representative from Cavender's to try something from their fashion collection, my initial reaction was "I'm not sure if this is my style?"  But it didn't take long browsing through their online selection of gorgeous boots, trendy and fun jewelry, foxy cowgirl jeans, and fun Western style fashions to pick out an outfit that I loved. I came to realize that Western style is a close relative to what I call my "Mountain Mom" style, and I think you'll agree Cavender's has some fantastic Spring Fashion Finds.  Here are a few of my favorites... Spring Fashion Finds ~ Cavender's Womens Tops   Cavender's has a colorful and unique selection of womens tops.  Fringe, lace, embroidery, and peasant tops … [Read more...]

National Geographic Debuts New National Park Guides for Centennial [Giveaway, Ended 4/24]

Hot off the presses, some exciting new guides from National Geographic!  In honor of this year's National Parks Centennial Celebration, they've just released some brand new park guides.  These gorgeous, informative travel guides will help you and your family plan your vacation to any National Park that catches your fancy.   They are perfect for both planning a visit to a park or just exploring them from home, and even include an awesome kids edition. National Parks Week is coming up soon... on April 16-24, 2016!  Keep in mind, this year there are many National Parks free entry dates to take advantage of.  It's a perfect time to #FindYourPark and enjoy these unique and breathtaking natural areas, preserved because they are this country's most majestic treasures. Good news... I've a full set of these wonderful National Geographic Guides to give away!  Here's the scoop on each.  Be sure to enter at the article end. Guide to National Parks of the United States   First … [Read more...]

Katina Bags Has a Lifestyle Carry Solution For You [Giveaway, Ended 4/5]

Bags are a serious weakness of mine.  A bit of an organization freak, I never tire of exploring various options to carry along everything I need for the day.  Katina Bags had me hooked as soon as I took a look at their lovely website.  Their inspirational approach combines a beautiful tote bag, with coordinating organizational bags.  Katina Bags offers on the go organization, to help you "keep your life together without sacrificing style".  Sound too good to be true?  Read on, and decide for yourself... For the past few weeks, I've been using this gorgeous Katina Bags Lifestyle Carry Solution.  I'm excited to tell you about these, since it's a mom-idea, mom-owned company out of Colorado.  They are high quality and hand crafted, made with careful thought put into this smart design. Katina Bags Lifestyle Carry Solutions You can purchase from Katina Bags the individual tote bags, and various sizes of organizer components.  But to fully experience all the great benefits, you … [Read more...]

GCap™ Prevents Kid Spills for On-The-Go Moms [Giveaway, Ended 2/16]

Here's a momprenuer and product you can really get behind.  A tiny little thing that's easy to take along with you, is reusable, and retails for only $6.  It's called the GCap™, and the best part is:  it can end messy spills for your toddler or small child, no matter where your adventures take you. The GCap™ comes in a small carrying case, is BPA-free, and is stretchable enough to fit over any virtually any bottle size.  My 5 year old son tested his out around the house on everything from water bottles, to Aspire sports drinks, to milk containers. Just pop a straw in the middle, and even if the container tips... it won't spill.  At first, it was a little work pushing the straw through the x-cut spot for it.  But I expect with use, this looses up a little. Dishwasher safe, and easy to rinse clean, I think this is a great product for families and moms on the go.  My kids are milk drinkers (one's good about drinking white milk, the other insists on chocolate).  Whether we are … [Read more...]

Healthy 21-Day Wellness Challenge [Giveaway, Ended 2/16]

Did you know that by one week into January, 25% of people have already abandoned their New Year’s fitness resolutions?  That's why I like this idea of a Boulder, Colorado company's unique wellness campaign.   BackJoy, the makers of wellness products which help you sleep, sit, and move more comfortably, have created this 21-day Get Down to the Core challenge to help you reach your health focused goals. From feeling better (less back pain) to looking better (flatter tummy), the TrA muscles are important, yet often overlooked.  This FREE program is easy for anyone to complete.  Plus I've got a giveaway of a BackJoy prize package (worth $55) for one winning reader. Get Down to the Core Challenge This attainable 21-day challenge kicked off February 1st, but it's not too late to join in!  Give yourself a second chance at meeting those goals to get healthy in 2016.   The program can be completed at home, the gym, or even the office.  It was specifically designed to work … [Read more...]

Outdoor Families Magazine Celebrates 1 Year ~ Sand and Surf Giveaway

If you enjoy inspiration to get your family outside, and have not yet swung by the Outdoor Families Magazine site... it's a great time to do so.  Started a year ago by a coalition of #OutdoorFamilies bloggers, this great blog brings together the best of the best. Whether you like to ski, hike, travel, bike, camp, or SUP - gather some ideas and tips from people who love to play outside with their kids, and share their best photos and lessons learned. And in celebration of their first successful year, Outdoor Families Magazine is offering a travel package giveaway.  Because many of these bloggers are my friends and cohorts, and it's such a great prize... I wanted to help spread the word. #OutdoorFamilies Sand and Surf Giveaway One fortunate family will be awarded the outdoor adventure trip of a lifetime!  The verified winner will receive a 7-day/6-night adventure vacation for three (3) people from Thomson Family Adventures. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: … [Read more...]

Top Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe on New Year’s Eve [Giveaway, Ended 12/30]

Our beloved family dog, Daisy, is about as easy going as a dog can get.  I've had dogs who escape, dogs who run away if not on a leash, and dogs who got very nervous and upset at disruptions or loud noises such as fireworks.  So although Daisy doesn't have any of those quirks... I certainly know they can be a challenge for dog owners to deal with.  And no matter what your pet's disposition, we all want to keep our pets safe. It's for that reason I was interested in sharing the following sponsored tips on dog safety on New Year's Eve.  It'a a time of year when celebrations may become a problem or even danger to your family pet. Hopefully you find these useful, and be sure to check out the gift card giveaway at the end! *o*     *o*     *o* New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate, let loose, and de-stress after the holidays. It is generally considered to be fun for everyone involved. However, there’s one member of your family that may not enjoy New Year’s Eve quite as much - your … [Read more...]

Ella’s Wool Keeps Outdoor Kids Warmer

When a mom from Norway gives you a tip on how they keep their kids warm in winter, so they can still have fun playing outside - you listen.  Because you know she knows what she's talking about.  That's why I was so intrigued with the story behind Ella's Wool.  Founder Vibeke K Johansen wanted to share this solution with all parents, so their children can play outside year-round and stay warm, too. That solution is wool.  The most natural, warm, soft and reliable thing you can dress your kid in when it’s cold.  A single, thin layer of super soft merino wool under your kids’ clothes can make all the difference.   Ella's Wool offers a quality line of onsies, undershirts, long johns and more for young children. Ella's Wool Tubes An exciting new addition to the Ella's Wool lineup is a type of soft pants called Tubes.  Tubes are thick, unisex wool rib-knit pants that come in a nice size-adaptable design.  Becca told me that every child in Norway has at least two pairs of Tubes.  … [Read more...]

Veyo Mittyz Easy On, Stay On Gloves for Little Ones [Giveaway, Ended 11/30]

Veyo Kids took a fantastic concept, and designed an easy way to keep your little ones' hands warm this winter season.  They encourage families to #GetOutAndPlay, and in order to do that during the winter months, when there's all that FUN SNOW to play in... first you have to dress to stay warm.  Ideal for little ones age 6 months to 4 years, Veyo Mittyz are the perfect glove for children. No more "You HAVE to wear mittens" arguments. No more tears over icy cold fingers.  No more incredibly frustrating sessions of trying to wiggle tiny fingers into tiny gloves or mittens.  Veyo Mittzy come in fun designs your child will want to wear. And you'll love how easy they slip on. There's no thumb hole, but they still provide a paw like shape that gives kids mobility to grab things. Like that sled rope! I appreciated that Veyo Mittzy are nice and long, which completely covers the wrist area that often leaves an exposed gap at the cuff.  Doesn't happen with the mittzy.  They extend half … [Read more...]

Outdoor Families #ThankfulForFamilies ~ Outdoor Gear Giveaway

I'm affiliated with an inspiring group of outdoor family bloggers, who provide encouragement to help get your kids outside more often to enjoy nature.   We recently decided to pull our collective contacts together, and round up some fantastic outdoor gear prizes to host a huge giveaway.  Because we are all family bloggers, #ThankfulForFamilies was selected as our instagram contest theme.  There are nearly 40 prizes up for grabs! You select which prize you'd love to win, and then post a photo on instagram for an entry (see details below).   I may be biased, but I think the Colorado Mountain Mom sponsors put up some of the best goodies in the entire giveaway!  Take a look and then just find that prize's image in my instagram feed if you'd like to win. Haiku Bags ~ To Go Convertible Bag Known for their eco-friendly use of recycled materials, gorgeous colors and details, and well thought out bag designs, Haiku Bags has a new hit this season:  the To Go Convertible.  I personally use … [Read more...]