Ditch That Bra! + VISA Gift Card Giveaway

While waiting for the snow to dissipate and the flowers to bloom – I can’t seem to spring clean fast enough.  Along with scheduling donations – there is plenty of purging that needs to be done – including a reevaluation of that underwear and bra drawer.


From the dreaded uni-boob – to spilling out of a bra’s top, sides, or bottom (hello quadruple-boob!) – your bra should not be an ani-breathing device –  and it should not be unflattering in any way.

Solution? Ditch that ill-fitting bra that you’ve been hanging onto for wAAAAAy too long and replace it with a comfortable, supportive bra that won’t cost a wasteful small fortune.

I had a revelation, two years ago, when I had a proper bra-fitting with Hanes – a sponsor at Disney’s Social Media Mom’s Conference.  I left with several comfortable bras that made me ditch the ill-fitting underwire, push-up nonsense that I had a been purchasing for over a decade.  Having experienced a wide range of bra sizes (from breast reduction surgery – to nursing, weight changes and more) – I’m at a point where I want my bra to be comfortable and flattering.


Since the past year was my first year wearing Hanes, I looked forward to hearing about their latest innovations while meeting with them again this year at DisneySMMC (more on that later!).  I found a new favorite in their new Oh So Light Comfort Wirefree Bra. It really is so light that I don’t even have to think about the fact that I’m wearing a bra. And the super soft fabrics, flexible light foam cups with comfort band, work in all the right ways. Available in sizes S-3X, it’s only $15.99 at Hanes.com, Target, and Walmart.

Hanes-oh-so-light-bra-wirelessWin It: Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card along with a Hanes Oh So Light Bra! Enter via the below widget.

Use Code: HappyInHanes20 through April15th for $20 off and free standard shipping with purchase of $100 more at Hanes.com.OFFER DETAILS: $20 off and free standard shipping with purchase of $100 or more (offer excludes the Champion Life Collection and all clearance items. Promotion may not be combined with other promotions. U.S. delivery addresses only.)
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This post is sponsored by Hanes. Thanks for your support of Marino Bambinos.


20 Easy to Make DIY Planters to Dress Up Your Home

With the official start of spring (despite the frigid temps over here!), we can’t ever have enough cacti, succulents, and plants in our home and have been looking for ways to be more creative with planter ideas.  We found so many easy to make DIY planters across the web – begging us to dress up our boring terracotta pots.  Check out the gems we found below and find some inspiration to give that next craft project a go!  DIY-easy-homemade-pretty-plantersA Bubbly Life – DIY Holographic Planters

A Charming Project – Upcycled Rustic Rope Planters

Homemade Ginger – Tissue Paper Tassel Planters

The Sweetest Occasion – DIY Gold Leaf Planters

Shrimp Salad Circus – Giant DIY Mudcloth Planters

Revamperate – 5 Minute DIY Spray Painted Planters

Lolly Jane – DIY Gold Dipped Faux Concrete Planter

Make and Tell – Tea Cup Planters

Make It Love It – DIY PLywood Planters

A Pumpkin and Princess – Dalmation Spot Planters

Little Red Window – ‘Hello There’ Stenciled Planters

Made to be a Momma – Chalkboard Flower Planters

Crafts Unleashed – DIY Fairy House Planters

A Bubbly Life – DIY Brushstroker Leathe Planters

Aww Sam – DIY Ice Cream Cone Wall Planters

A Charming Project – Retro DIY Planters

Lu Loves Handmade – DIY Car Planter

House of Hawkes – DIY Fiddle Leaf Planters

Shanty 2 Chic – DIY Cedar Planters

Maggie Overby Studios – DIY Dinosaur Planters


Logan Everett: American Girl’s First Boy Doll + Giveaway!


Did you all hear the exciting news from American Girl?  Along with a diverse set of new dolls for 2017, American Girl recently introduced their first-ever boy doll, named Logan Everett.We’re so excited about this adorable boy character and the opportunities for all children to creatively play with dolls.  We love toys that give our […]

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Kids’ Spring Crafting + Healthy Snacking

Spending one-on-one time with my kids is a priority that always has a way of making them feel special.  And I cherish our alone time just as much as they do!  My six-year-old son and I were due for a date, and I knew that a full day at the Children’s Museum of the Arts […]

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Make Your Kids’ Bath Time Epic with this Disney Star Wars Collection


Disclosure: So happy to share this blog post I created as a Suave Kids partner. The Disney, Frozen and Star Wars trademarks are used by Unilever pursuant to a license agreement with The Walt Disney Company. All rights reserved. Opinions, as always, are my own. I’m not exactly sure when the transition from toddlers in […]

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Welcome March + Free Pretty Printable Calendar Sheet


Welcome, March! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and thoughts of spring are definitely on our minds.  I love welcoming the energy of a new season.  And as promised, we have another pretty, free printable calendar sheet for March 2017 to download and print.  I like to tack one to the bulletin board […]

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