Ms Madeline's Tutus || What Miss Cupcake Wore



My darling Miss Cupcake and I recently stumbled upon Ms Madeline's Tutus, a super cute Etsy shop full of high quality head bands and hair clips.  As lovers of all things girly, we immediately found a couple must-have items!  The gold and brown dot headband is so versatile.  She can wear this with practically every outfit in her closet!    

Miss Cupcake has tons of thick hair which was accommodated by the size options available for these lovely headbands.  Both size and style options are available making these perfection for newborn to older children.

We also fell in love with this gorgeously gold, white and pink headband.  The elastic is white with a geometric hot pink and gold lined design.  The flowers are metallic gold and match so well!  You won't be disappointed in the vibrancy of this headband! This trendy little headband is Miss Cupcake's personal favorite.

These headbands is perfect for photos, newborns, babies, toddlers, and kids! 






Merry & Bright || What Miss Cupcake Wore


Miss Cupcake looked darling in this precious sweater dress from Infantile at a recent holiday event.  She adored the soft knit top and frilly touch that the tulle added.  This is the perfect dress for any occasion...  Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day when you want to add a bit of glam to your little lady's appearance! 
Sparkle a little brighter this holiday season and all year long.


There's nothing cozier or cuter than this comfortable sweater dress! This cable knit long sleeve tutu sweater is absolutely perfect for pictures, a special event, holiday party, or to look fabulous on a cool day! The knit material is very soft, not stiff or scratchy in the least. This is a shorter style dress (especially on older girls) than can also be worn as a tunic with leggings or fitted jeans for a super trendy look. Wool/cotton/polyester knit blend that has give to it. 

See Miss Cupcake's last Infantile outfit HERE.
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Win this lovely sweater dress for your little princess!



BathBlocks Floating Cookset Giveaway





There is nothing that Miss Cupcake loves more than swiping spoons and kitchen utensils to play with in her bubble bath.  She is going to be thrilled when she finds this fun bath toy set under the Christmas tree! BathBlocks Floating Cookset lets children mix, measure and pour without making a mess. Just add water, a few soap/shampoo bubbles and lots of imagination for good clean fun!
Floating Cook Set includes floating "cook top", stock pot with lid, frying pan, strainer, ladle, spatula, cookie sheet and egg pan. Add plastic measuring cups for additional learning. Add plastic baster for additional fun.

Win this BathBlocks Floating Cookset set for your little one!
Enter via the form below.
BathBlocks Floating Cookset

*One or more of the photos in the post belongs to Just Think Toys.
Giveaway is sponsored by Just Think Toys.




PeachSkinSheets™ Giveaway




There is nothing quite like climbing under fresh, high quality sheets at the end of a long day!  PeachSkinSheets™ are breathable, ultra-soft comfort bed sheets made from a high performance fabric with a PeachSkin finish.  These are great for hot sleepers due to their thermal control and moisture wicking properties.  They also are anti-pill and wrinkle free. 


I could not possibly be happier with my Light Mocha PeachSkinSheets™ set.  
A full list of colors available can be seen HERE.

One Skinny Latte Mommy reader will have the opportunity to enjoy a good nights sleep courtesy of PeachSkinSheets™.  Winner will receive a PeachSkinSheets™ set in their choice of size and color.

Enter via the form below.

GOOD LUCK!



I See Me || My Night Before Christmas



Holidays are about traditions and families coming together to celebrate those traditions.  This year we are starting a new holiday tradition by reading the personalized book My Night before Christmas from I See Me.  I will be including this book in Miss Cupcake's "Night Before Christmas Box" which I will be posting about soon!  I already love this book and know she will also.


Create a unique holiday gift for the special child in your life with this personalized Christmas book!  Customize this classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore with your child's name, town, favorite pet, and more.  Pick a special dedication message, upload your holiday photo, and even include your child on Santa's "Nice" list.  Children will be delighted to see themselves in this favorite holiday storybook and hear their names as you read it to them year after year.

★ As Seen on the Today Show ★

This classic treasure is a popular personalized book and is the quintessential gift for the holiday for sons and daughter, nieces and nephews and kids of all ages.  All children will love to see their name on the front cover just below Santa's sleigh.  This is a book that will be treasured for years to come.









Swarovski Converse || What Miss Cupcake Wore



Put a little bling shoe in their step with these fashionable Swarovski Zebra Rhinestone Converse sneakers from Mommy Couture Designs. Miss Cupcake could not be more thinned about these girly yet practical shoes.  They are comfy enough for a walk at the park and trendy enough to be worn with a tutu!  It really doesn't get any better than that. These custom Converse will have your friends asking, 
"Where did you get those shoes?" 


Swarovski Converse Chuck Taylors Sneakers are all the rage among the celebutots! Each pair of bling shoes is embellished with over 400 Swarovski crystals, a blingalicious treat that every little girl deserves. These rhinestone Converse shoes make a perfect and unique gift and will remain a keepsake forever. 


Be sure to check out the entire line of fashionable Swarovski Converse sneakers, canvas bling hi top shoes, and rhinestone baby ballet slippers available at Mommy Couture Designs. Their wide selection of one of kind kids bling shoes are not only the most glamorous around, but they make the perfect keepsake treasure. Once they outgrown them, put their bling shoes on display in their bedroom or nursery for that added room decor.  Miss Cupcake and I are simply crazy about these shoes!






Toddler/Preschooler Christmas Gift Inspiration


Shhhhhh...don't tell Miss Cupcake, but here's a quick rundown of a few of the items she will be finding under the Christmas tree this year!  Three is such a fun age, and I have truly enjoyed searching for unique and preschooler appropriate gifts.  Now to find a place to hide them from my curious little one.

Let's get started!
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From the moment that I stumbled upon this website I was intrigued.  These are simply adorable and would make a perfect gift for any age.  Here's how it works:

To get started, take a photo of the object you want to plushify.

For Budsies: Take a photo of your drawing, sculpture, cartoon, or video game character.  This is a great way to show your little love how proud you are of their art work.

For Selfies: Take a photo of a person you love (it’s OK if that person is you).  This is what I did for Miss Cupcake.  It was supposed to be a Christmas gift but the sneaky child found it while I was sleeping.  She thinks it's fabulous!

For Peties: Take a photo of your pet or your friend’s pet or a really cute animal you want to make your pet.  After all pets are a beloved part of the family too and should be celebrated. 

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Miss Cupcake adores playing at the beach and digging around the the sand outside.  However, for those days when we are staying indoors Sandtistik Therapy Play Sand is an ideal way to keep her entertained for hours.  I put this Therapy Play Sand in a plastic bin and added nautical treasures and utensils for exploring. I love that I can put the lid on her sand box and store it in the closet when not in use.


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This Classic Wooden Tea Set from Lakeshore Learning is all you need to host the best tea party on the block! From beautifully detailed teacups & saucers to delectable pretend cake & biscuits, our set has everything kids need to serve pretend tea in style! 25 wooden pieces. Tea kettle is 5" wide. 

Recommend for ages 3-6

Lakeshore Learning is one of my very favorite places to purchase toys for Miss Cupcake. They have so many fun and educational toys appropriate for  boys and girls of all ages.  Get 20% off your purchase HERE.




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This adorable 14" Elana Ballerina doll from GirlzNDollz looks splendid and so sparkly in a lavender ballet dress with purple sparkle tulle skirt and ballet slippers.  Purple satin ribbon belt at the waist and purple hair box complement her brown hair.  She also comes with a multicolor sparkle pink and purple tulle bag that can be used as a doll carrier and a little girl's handbag.

Elana is positively huggable and is sure to be a favorite among little aspiring dancers.  I love that the dolls available at GirlzNDollz are ethnically diverse.

Recommend for ages 3


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The world needs more magic.

Dragons, unicorns, rabbits in top hats… there used to be loads of magic in the world. This company is on on a mission to bring it back – and to make millions of children around the world more curious, clever and kind.
How? By combining the power of amazing stories, with the possibilities of technology, to create magical, personalised experiences for kids. As missions go, it’s rather splendid.

This personalized book is a gift that your little boy or girl will enjoy for years to come.  Click HERE to get 15% off your first order.


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This beautiful Personalized Nursery Rhyme Book from Simply Personalized contains all the best loved, classic personalized nursery rhymes, including the likes of Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet and Goosey Goosey Gander. Not only will your little ones love it, but it’ll also help to improve their listening, speaking and memory skills. The quirky illustrations will no doubt keep them amused as well.
Personalize this traditional children's gift with any first name of up to 12 characters. The name will be embossed in gold on the front cover and in the hand-drawn illustrations throughout the My Book Of Nursery Rhymes. You can also add a personal message of up to two lines with a maximum of 40 characters on each. This will appear at the front of the book.
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Best toddler and preschooler gifts from Amazon come soon!



Joyfolie Jade Wrap Giveaway




While I have long been a fan of the whimsical shoes available from Joyfolie, my love has extended to their clothing line.  My current favorite is this Jade Wrap. Warm and cozy, this lovely and soft knit wrap scarf features a hood and a comfortable relaxed fit. This is the perfect layering piece for cool evenings outdoors by a bonfire or snuggling up inside with a good book.  From luxurious earmuffs to exquisitely detailed boots, Joyfolie has everything necessary to make this season positively fashionable.  


One Skinny Latte Mommy reader will have the chance to experience the comfort of this lovely Joyfolie Jade Wrap ($72 Value)!  Enter via the form below.



Zubels Christmas Gift Inspiration & 12" Doll Giveaway



Miss Cupcake and I adore Zubels!  While they have adorable products for every season, we especially love their holiday collection which includes dolls, baby rattles, ornaments, and more. Each item is hand knitted with 100% super soft organic cotton yarns making them ideal for small children. Zubels uses eco-friendly low-impact dyes and has minimal packaging to reduce environmental waste. Each one is also hand stuffed to make them huggable and loveable. Their subtle textures, vibrant colors and hand embroidered details spark imaginary play. 



I plan to use the 14" Red Nosed Reindeer doll in Miss Cupcake's "Night Before Christmas Box" (I'll be posting more about this soon).  This is so cute and would be a fabulous prop in holiday photos as well!

Even babies can enjoy Zubels!  These hand crochet rattles are made using super soft 100% cotton yarns.  The stick rattle design is easy for little hands to grasp, hold, and enjoy.  Yarns are dyed using Eco-Friendly, non-toxic dyes.  These made perfect gifts for little ones.


The Lil' Dimples collection features 4' toys with a small crochet loop on the back of the neck that make them perfect for clipping onto strollers, diaper bags, and backpacks.  These toys come in a plastic display box that is perfect for storage if used as a Christmas ornament.

Zubels also carry the most adorable children's clothing including sweaters, hats, booties, and pants.  Miss Cupcake is so excited to show off her sweater and had in an upcoming post.

Now for the best part... two Skinny Latte Mommy readers will win a 12" Zubels doll ($25 Value) of their choice.  Take a look at all the dolls HERE.  Enter via the form below.




Majestic Magnolia Wreath Giveaway


The holiday season always begins with a wreath on the front door at our house.  We will be greeted by a lovely wreath from Lynch Creek Farm this year.  The Majestic Magnolia is a perfect combination of charm and elegance. This dignified wreath combines Southern Magnolia leaves, bay leaves, faux berries, white pine, noble fir, cedar, and ponderosa pine cones. The gorgeous hand-tied bow completes the elegant look of this wreath. 

Throughout the Christmas season I will be sharing some of my favorite decor.  
Be on the lookout for photos of this lovely wreath hanging on our front door.s.


'Tis the season to share the beauty!
One Skinny Latte Mommy reader will win this stunning  Majestic Magnolia wreath ($79.95 Value).
Enter via the form below.


Giveaway sponsored by Lynch Creek Farm.
Photos included may belong to Lynch Creek Farm.




Lugz Empire Lo WR Boots Giveaway


men's winter work boots

Time for another giveaway!  These Empire Lo WR boots from Lugz would make a perfect Christmas gift for a spacial man in your life.  My dear hubby has these and absolutely loves them.  These are water resistant boots that will keep you comfortable and protected from the elements wherever the day takes you.

DETAILS:

  • Water resistant Permahide upper
  • Padded tongue & collar
  • Flexa-stride Memory foam sockliner
  • ASTM-F1677, Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole
$69.99 Value


Lugz Empire Lo WR Boots Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Lugz.



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I am excited to announce that my FREE photography service for families dealing with life-altering illnesses or who have other special circumstances will be opening early 2016.  While child photography is my passion, these services will extend to all ages.  I believe that photography is an excellent way of helping individuals appreciate the beauty within them and capturing memories that families will treasure for years to come.

I will NEVER charge individuals in need for these services.  I will be partnering with local hospitals and medical services to connect with families.


Are you a South Florida photographer interested in donating your time and talent?    
Contact me to get involved!


Blessings!






Planning your day at SeaWorld Orlando



We always enjoy our visits to SeaWorld Orlando! Planning your day is key to getting in as many of the attractions as possible.  Keep in mind that it is best to to arrive at each theater 10-30 minutes prior to the indicated show time, depending upon how busy the park appears, to ensure seating together with your family.

See photos from our first family visit HERE.

About the rides
SeaWorld's rides are generally best to get done first thing in the morning to avoid the mid-day rush. The park's longest lines are typically at its newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.  This is a rather short dark ride followed by a visit to the park's penguin habitat.  Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin may not be a favorite among young children due to the lengthy wait, frigid temperatures, and darkness. 

If you plan to visit Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, it is best to start your day there.  Your next stops should probably be the following:
  • Manta
  • Kraken
  • Journey to Atlantis
Be aware that you may get soaking wet during the Journey to Atlantis ride. 
Rides and attractions for small children, such as the carousel, are easy to access at any point in your day.
                                             
SHOWS & SHOW TIMES
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Clyde & Seamore's Sea Lion High®
11:00 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM

Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High is an all-new sea lion comedy adventure. Sea lions, walruses and otters take the stage for this aquatic-themed high school show where laughter and education go hand in hand (er, flipper).


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Blue Horizons®
10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM


This theatrical show features dolphins, tropical birds and acrobats. Blue Horizons is a quite popular show and my personal favorite.  Arrive to the stadium 30 minutes before showtime to be sure you get a seat. 
Park Location: Dolphin Theater

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One Ocean®
12:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM

The majestic killer whales make this show a favorite for many. My three year old Miss Cupcake was so excited about the vivid colors, vitality, and the global rhythms of the ocean in this all-new Shamu show, One Ocean®. 
Park Location: Shamu Stadium
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Pets Ahoy®
10:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:45 PM

Dogs and cats, ducks and doves, potbellied pigs and more star in this cute show! Pets Ahoy® is sure to be a hit with young children.  It is amazing to experience the wonderful connections that happen when animal trainers turn their attention toward these ordinary animals.  I love that all of the animals used are rescues.
Park Location: Seaport Theater
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*Show Schedules Subject to Change. Please check show times at Park on the day of your visit.

Where to eat
SeaWorld sells an All-Day-Dining Deal.  This costs $32.99 for adults and $17.99 for children 3-9.  This option allows you to enjoy two courses every time that you go through the line at its restaurants.  You are welcome to make as many passes through the line as you would like.  The All-Day-Dining Deal is available for purchase on the website or at the park.

Click HERE to see more of our family adventures!
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Planning a visit to SeaWorld Orlando?
Individuals with Florida teacher's license receive a FREE year pass.
Toddlers under the age of 3 are always free.

See park map HERE.
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