The Momma Diaries

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Refreshing Summer Treat With Dasani Sparkling Water #SparkleWithDasani #AD

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dasani, however all opinions are my own. #SparkleWithDasani #AD

It's summmmmmer (sang like Olaf), sorry I'm not sorry.  We are always so incredibly busy during the summertime.  It doesn't get dark out until almost 9pm, so a lot of our time is spent outdoors.  We're currently in the process of adding a patio and fencing in our backyard.  Once this project is complete, I foresee even more time enjoying our new little outdoor  play space.  We plan on getting the boys a swing set, maybe one of those cool inflatable water slides, and of course a fire pit....who wants to come over for s'mores?!

One of my favorite ways to cool off from a nice day of play, is to enjoy a refreshing glass of fruit infused water.  Recently, I bought this neat little pitcher with an infuser right inside.  You simply place whichever fruit you desire inside the infuser, fill the pitcher up with water, chill in the fridge, and then you can enjoy a delicious glass anytime you like!

Sometimes getting Lincoln to drink regular plain water is next to impossible.  By adding some fruit, it's a yummy alternative, without all the sugar in juice! 

Some of my favorite fruits to put in water are lemons, limes, strawberries, blueberries, and probably my favorite, raspberries.  You can even mix up the fruit to create your own little medley!

I recently discovered my favorite bottle water company, Dasani, came out with a sparkling beverage!  Dasani Sparkle.  It's a delicious sparkling water, that is naturally flavored! 
Now when I'm in a pinch for time, I can simply grab one of these delicious beverages!  Yummmm!!!

Not only does Dasani have this scrumptious new sparkling water, but right now you can win a getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! It includes airfare, hotel, and spa treatments for 4.  Winner will be selected in early August. 


Sounds pretty great, right?  It's super easy to enter, all you need to do is upload a photo of what makes you sparkle to twitter or instagram with the hashtag #SparkleWithDasani.  You will also want to follow @dasaniwater on twitter.

So what makes me sparkle?  That's easy.  These two sweet boys.

Aren't I a lucky Momma?


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Little Miss Giveaway

I may be a boy mom to the core, but this giveaway for the little ladies it too cute to not share!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate little girls! These girlie Summer Essentials featured by Green Scene Mom are made by companies who offer eco-friendly, quality, and innovative product solutions that incorporate adorable styles too!
pediped's adorable shoes are perfect for going on summer adventures! These stylish shoes fit comfortably and ensure healthy foot development. They are available in more than 140 designs for boys and girls.

Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made pediped the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide. pediped has also received many awards for their innovative footwear designs. For more information, visit
Pacific Baby thermal bottles keep liquids hot or cold for up to ten hours. These high quality bottles are versatile to use from birth to 5 years old and make feeding and drinking simple during outings and while traveling. Featuring vacuum insulated 304 stainless steel, they're also BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free.

The wide neck offers greater visibility and the inner scale simplifies measuring out formula. The bottle nipples come in three speeds and are shaped similar to a mother's breast. Just add handles and a spout to transform this bottle into a sippy cup for older kids. For more information, visit
Bobee elephant wall decals are a cute and fun way to decorate your little girl's room. Easy to apply and easy to remove, these elephant wall decals come in four colors to dress up the little spaces.

Bobee makes all their products in the USA. Owned by a mom-entrepreneur, her own children are the inspiration for the fun decal designs. Elephants, whales, giraffes, and wall quotes are among the new fun decor Bobee is creating. For more information, visit
Yummi Pouch makes eco-friendly snack solutions that encourage healthy snacks for active kids. Their reusable food pouches are freezer safe, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and can be filled with healthy blended snacks and easily taken on-the-go, no spoon required.

Yummi Pouch also recently introduced cloth snack and sandwich bags, each lined with a water resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. They're perfect for crackers, chips, and sandwiches and also make great little storage bags for hair accessories and cosmetics. For more information, visit
FunBites is the first state of the art kitchen tool that instantly cuts kids' food into bite-sized, fun shaped pieces. FunBites is 100% made in the USA and BPA free. They are perfect to get even the pickiest eaters to try something new and eat healthier.

FunBites was designed by a mom who was inspired by her own daughters to create kid-friendly snacks with one easy cutter. FunBites encourages kids to try new foods and eat better, and makes mealtime less stressful and more fun. For more information, visit
Your little princess will love Kushies new soft & oh so comfy pajamas! Each set consists of premium quality, 100% cotton to keep her warm and cozy all night long.

Trusted by moms since 1987, Kushies offers more than 350 superior baby products including stylish layette and playwear, washable diapers, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection and a broad range of baby essentials. The worldwide market leader in reusable cloth diapers and accessories, Kushies takes great pride in operating as a responsible company and as an environmentally concerned member of our planet. For more information, visit
Babalu Baby is a mom owned and operated online store that wants to give back to children's causes in whatever ways they can. Babalu's "One to Wear, One to Share" cloth diaper campaign gives a cloth diaper and insert to Jakes Diapers for every one diaper sold, to be distributed to orphanages around the world. Babalu also believes wholeheartedly in positive, encouraging messages for children such as hope, love, kindness and giving. Babalu hopes to encourage the children's retail industry to promote positive values on every level so kids can feel and give love, be hopeful, dream big and care for those around them.

For more information, visit

Enter to Win this amazing gift set!

pediped pair of shoes
Kushies pair of pajamas
Pacific Baby 3-in-1 combo bottle set
FunBites food cutter
Bobee elephant wall decals
Babalu "Inspire" 4T lavender ruffle shirt
Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches + snack bag set
Little Miss giveaway prizes
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Custom Christening Gifts

Baptism is a very special moment in life of the family and friends of the child. Of course, if you have been chosen as a godfather or godmother you would like to give something special that will be remembered for a long time as from a friend or family member. However, buying something in a traditional christening shop can be not personal and affectionate enough for you. So here you can find ideas for the best custom/personalized christening gifts:

1. A baptism candle

The baptismal candle is an excellent classic gift! They have always been gladly given away by friends and relatives to be baptized. The beautiful christening candle has a discreet, fashionable design and the family of the child will be very pleased.

2. A guardian angel

A guardian angel pendant is a beautiful, classic idea for baptism ceremony. An elegant jewelry piece can be added to the chain for the baby’s hand and may even accompany him or her during a lifetime. It should be made of high quality metals, which will give the guardian angel pendant a long-lasting value. On request, it can also be engraved with baby’s initials.

3. A personalized bracelet

It is a truly exquisite gift for baptism and a wonderful memory for the godchild. Such bracelet can be supplied in various lengths, so the baptized person can wear the bracelets while growing up.

4. A creative birth plate

A birth plate is a beautiful, personalized gift for baptism which will remain with the child for a whole life. Each plate is created by hand and hand painted, so it will be one of a kind. The plate can be kiln-fired with the name, place of birth, date, weight and size of the child. You can also choose hand-designed photo plates as unique christening gift idea.

5. A christening gown

Even if it has to be presented before the baptism ceremony, a christening gown is really a practical and traditional gift that would be especially appreciated by child’s parents.

6. Personalized Bible

Certainly, such Bible will accompany a godson or a goddaughter during some years on his or her way. A personalized Bible is a perfect gift for baptism ceremony. Lively and colorful version of child’s first Bible will tell from the perspective of Jesus himself about his deeds and experiences. This brings an exciting way to become closer to religion.

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