MANICure Monday | Spring Chick Nail Art

This week’s MANICure Monday | Spring Chick is to celebrate that Easter is just around the corner!

 I was inspired by the nice warm weather to paint something Springy.  And of course I found this idea on Pinterest.  That place is gonna be the death of me.  But thank goodness I’ve been having better luck lately.  I love the yellow, white polka dots and little baby chick.  It’s the perfect mix for Easter and Spring!

The brand was NK nail enamel that I picked up at my local beauty supply store for about $1.  I was so happy when I finally found a yellow polish that was opaque enough that I wouldn’t have to use  a white polish as the base coat.  And the best part was the price!  I think beauty supply stores actually have some of the best colors around and it’s always fun to find a new brand that you might not find otherwise.

spring chick nail art

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Apparoo App of the Week | Blinkbuggy – A Smart Way to Share and Store Precious Memories and Pictures

Apparoo app of the week


As a parent, I’m always looking for great apps that will help my children learn as well as have fun.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Apparoo – the app discovery service for busy moms.  Each week I’ll be sharing the ‘Apparoo App of the Week’ with you. Very often they’ve negotiated to bring you great paid apps at heavily discounted rates and sometimes even free. I’m very excited about this and welcome your feedback on the apps you decide to install.


How do we always find time to post super-adorable kid pictures on Facebook, but somehow never get that long-planned baby book done?  Well, guilt-trip no more.  Blinkbuggy is an online baby book that puts all your photos, milestones and funny stories in one place – and it’s as easy as a status update.  You can keep it completely private, link to social media (it can even grab the photos you’ve already posted), or share with whomever you choose – great for grandparents! These precious years will disappear faster than that photo you posted last month, so don’t spend another moment procrastinating.  Create an enduring – and endearing – album with Blinkbuggy online and in print!

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MANICure Monday | #AutismSPeaks Autism Awareness Nail Art

April is national autism Awareness month. Autism is a broad term for a spectrum of disorders referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They are a group of neurobiological disorders that affect an individual’s ability to interact, communicate, relate, play, imagine, and learn.

The term SPECTRUM is an important part of understanding autism because of the wide range of behaviors and types of problems. There can be significant variations from one individual to another. There is a range of skills and challenges in individuals on the autism spectrum. Children with ASD may have a striking lack of interest, inability to interact with other people or have limited ability to communicate. On the other end of the spectrum are individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and they may have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors.

The puzzle piece was used because autism is a very complex and a puzzle to try to fully understand. Many times there are also a lot of people working together with those with ASD. These could range from parents, teacher, behavior therapist, psychologists, dietitians and more! And each of these people together help to try and put the “puzzle” pieces together.

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Sing into Spring with your Toddlers & Tweens with these 2 Disney® Soundtracks! #Giveaway

If you have a toddler or tween in your life then you know just important music and dance can be.  Not only is dancing a great way to show self-expression it’s also great exercise!  As soon as my 4-year-old unwrapped her 4-disc package we immediately had to start playing them.  She loves all of the CDs and she’s a HUGE fan of the song “Let it Go” from the FROZEN soundtrack.  All of the CDs are great and I’m happy to report that I actually enjoy them as well.

There will be two winners for this contest: one will receive the Preschool set of CD’s and the other will receive the Tween set. Make sure to leave a comment in the Rafflecopter as to which one you’d prefer if you are one of the winners.

The Preschool set includes:

  • Disney Junior® DJ Shuffle
  • Jake & the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho Matey®
  • Doc McStuffins; The Doc Is In®
  • FROZEN® Soundtrack!

Disney Sing into Spring Preschool Pack Coily Locks Giveaway

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