Snapfish Picture Books for Your Holidays

Snapfish Book

I love taking pictures of my little girl and making picture books with her pictures through Snapfish has been amazing.

Snapfish Photo Book

The holidays have been so nice. This past Thanksgiving was Avery’s first where she could actually eat the food that was made. I made a Thanksgiving themed book titled “I’m Thankful For..” to document all the things I am thankful for this year. Included in the book are photos of holidays, birthdays, and fun outings Avery and I had this year.

Snapfish Photo Book

What I love about Snapfish is that they make the process simple for creating your photo book. They have loads of pictures and designs you can add to your book including backgrounds and frames.

Snapfish Photo Book

Something I think I love most about Snapfish is that I can take pictures from my Instagram or Facebook and use them in my books. Snapfish lets you upload the pictures from the sources. I take loads of pictures on Instagram due to my blog so that’s huge for me!

I also love the fact that the books are made and shipped fairly quickly.

Snapfish Photo Book

I’m thankful I can make cute photo books through Snapfish because I’m able to keep photographs that mean a lot to me in one place. My photos aren’t sitting in a bucket never to be seen again. I can keep my books on a table, bookshelf, or wherever and pull them out for years to come for my kids.

Snapfish is super kind and they have created a code for me to give my followers 40% off their order. You can use code KRISTINBOOK40.

*I received this product free of charge from Snapfish. All opinions are my own.


Holiday Gift Guide for Mamas

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you purchase through them.

Christmas is fast approaching so I wanted to share some great gift ideas you can ask for if you’re a mama. I realize that everyone has different styles and products that they like so most of these are universal.


Chipolo Tracker

This tracker is amazing. I can’t tell you how many things I lose on a daily basis. If I lose anything I can press a button on my phone in the Chipolo app and I’m able to ring the item that has the Chipolo attached to it.  If my phone is on silent, which it is quite a bit, I can press any of my Chipolo devices twice and it’ll ring my phone! Yes, on silent!

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A nice, cozy cardigan like this one from My Sister’s Closet Boutique is perfect for the chilly months ahead. I think the color of this Marsala cardigan is gorgeous for the holidays. What I love about cardigans and sweaters like this is that you can wear them indoors on a chill day or you can go out with them. They add a fun pop of color to your outfit and they’re really cute. Cardigans are very practical for moms.


I think these necklaces by Made By Mary With Love are gorgeous! The website has a ton of different styles of necklaces but these are my favorites. There is the Big ‘N Little Disc Necklace where you can put the first letter of your child’s name and pair it with a smaller heart disc.  Then, there is the Coordinates Bar Necklace where you can put coordinates of a special place to you such as a place you were married or where you met your significant other. I like that you can customize these necklaces to your liking.


I love having keepsakes but I know that paper doesn’t always weather too well when it’s being moved around a ton. These pictures in wood are so creative and genius. Ali Wood, who creates these, takes your child’s picture and recreates it on to wood as 3D art. Her shop returns in January to Etsy, but in the mean time, check out her other art pieces on her Instagram.


I hardly ever think to go to my bedroom and charge my phone. I love these portable external batteries from ANKER. You can carry them around on the go. Put them in your purse or in your pocket and you’re good to go! These charge your phone really quickly too. Use it for your phone, iPad, and other smart devices.

*Some products were given to me in exchange for a post. All opinions are my own.


I’ve been a pretty organized person for most of my life but this past year since having a child of my own, I’ve somewhat lost that ability of organization. My daughter is super active and I have a giant dog that sheds from time to time. I love having a robotic vacuum to take the stress off of having to sweep every single day. With so many different chores and tasks to do each day, bObi, my robot, takes a bit of the burden of cleaning off for me.


Give yourself a break and get a one -time deep cleaning of your home! Maybe ask for your cabinets/baseboards to be scrubbed down or possibly have your laundry cleaned or folded. There are some super affordable options for maid service. This is the perfect gift especially around the holidays or during a busy week.


Snuggle up with your family in a heated blanket this winter. Heated blankets are so nice during the cold months. You don’t have to be snuggled up to get warm.  The prices for heated blankets really aren’t too bad if you get them on sale. Definitely one of my favorite picks.

*Some products were sent to me for a post. All opinions are my own.

What are you wanting this Christmas?


Cute Holiday Clothing from Carter’s

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Carter's Ginger Bread Lady Pajamas

Carter's Ginger Bread Lady Pajamas

This time of year is my absolute favorite. Spending quality time with family and friends adds so much happiness to my heart. Whether my family is going to holiday dinners or staying indoors with cozy pjs, I love that Carter’s has Avery covered for the cutest holiday clothing. What I love about Carters’ clothing is that it is great quality AND their prices are very affordable. That’s a win in my book!

Carter's Polar Bear Pjs

I’ve been buying pjs from Carter’s since Avery was born and I love the holiday prints they have. They’re perfect for Christmas morning and even before (because who doesn’t celebrate Christmas all month long?). You can check out there pajama shop HERE.

Carter's Polar Bear Hug Pajamas

In case you didn’t know, Carter’s is partnering with Pajama Program, an organization that provides children with pajamas from November 1 – December 31st. They believe that every child deserves a good night. 🙂 If you’d like to help, customers can donate new pajamas in store or make a monetary donation at check out (both in store and online)! Carter’s has said they will match up to 100,000 pajamas! How sweet is that?

Carter's Polar Bear Pajamas

Carter’s holiday outfits are adorable! They have a huge selection of Holiday Outfits HERE. I bought Avery the cutest black dress with flower embroidery. It’s seriously so darling. To match, I bought her some black boots. As soon as I put her in it she immediately put her legs backwards beside her head which cracked me up. I love her wild and goofy personality.

Carter's Holiday Dress

The quality of this dress is soooo nice. It feels velvety and the embroidery is so beautiful.

Carter's Black Embroidered Holiday Dress

It’s the perfect dress for a holiday dinner or party!

Carter's Black Embroidered Holiday Dress

Another outfit I love that I got from Carter’s holiday shop is this  red, plaid top and black leggings. Plaid is perfect for fall and I love this outfit because it can be used in Christmas pictures. I’m planning on doing our first ever professional family pictures soon so I’m way excited to have her wear this outfit. It’s also great for casual or dressy outings!

Carter's Red Plaid Outfit

Carter’s is having amazing Black Friday deals starting 11/17 so be sure to check them out! You can purchase their clothing online or find a store with this store locator link.

Carter's Red Plaid Top

Oh, by the way, Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh will be giving away over $700,000 in Dash Cash to the first 100 people that visit their local stores for their Dash In to Win Sweepstakes! The Sweepstakes runs from Black Friday 11/23 or 11/24 (whenever your local store opens on Thanksgiving). Be sure to check to confirm which dates the sweepstakes will be held for you. For visiting, you’ll also receive a gift from Shutterfly on purchases $40 or more. You can find all the official rules at

Carter's Red Plaid Outfit

I want to see your holiday outfits from Carter’s so be sure to tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or wherever! 🙂

Take 20% off your purchase of $40 or more in store or online through 12/31/17. Some exclusions apply:

in store code: 070716

online code: CART4198

Happy Holidays to you all!

Shaklee Youth Skincare for Anti-Aging

Shaklee Youth Skincare Set

You all know from previous posts that I am an advocate for great skincare. I love choosing products with natural ingredients. Well, I am very excited to tell you all about Shaklee YOUTH products!

Shaklee Youth Skincare

Shaklee YOUTH products are made to help aging by remedying it at the cellular level. What impresses me about Shaklee’s products is the fact that they have a comprehensive “free of” list of over 2,500 chemicals that never touch their products. So you know you’re putting only good things on your face.

The three products I was sent from the Shaklee YOUTH Skincare Set are:

YOUTH Activating Serum – This is a blend of vitamins, polyphenols (micronutrients), and YOUTH complex which helps support collagen production. You apply this twice daily and only have to use 1-1 1/2 pumps each use. I like how nourishing and moisturizing this serum is. I have very dry skin so this serum is perfect for me.

Shaklee YOUTH Radiance C + E

YOUTH Radiance C + E – This is used to “plump, brighten and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles”. It contains 20% pure Vitamin C, raspberry extract, as well as Vitamin E. I love the fact that these are single dose capsules that you can burst open when you need them. 

Shaklee YOUTH Activating BB Cream

YOUTH Activating BB Cream with SPF 30 – A 5-in-1 beauty balm that : nourishes, protects, evens, corrects and hydrates! This beauty balm comes in 4 shades. I do think it should come in more so it can work with more complexions, but, I like this BB cream. There are Vitamins C, E, and B5 as well as muscadine grape polyphenols in this. The Muscadine Grape Polyphenols help protect against free-radicals and the Vitamins nourish your skin and help it feel soft and hydrated. Green algae in the cream helps to bring firmness to the skin. 

YOUTH Radiance C + E

YOUTH Activating BB Cream SPF 30

I’ve been really liking these products. As you get older like me, you realize that excellent skincare with top-notch ingredients is important. Definitely check out Shaklee’s YOUTH products. They are 100% cruelty-free and vegan which is definitely nice too.

*These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Beddy’s Zipper Bedding

Beddy's Bedding

Does any one else hate making their bed in the morning? Having to readjust the sheets because the corners have popped off, or having to get the blankets to sit just right can be daunting sometimes. Luckily, I’ve found a product called Beddy’s that helps remedy all of those problems.

Beddy's Bedding

Beddy’s are one-piece bedding sets that go on like a fitted sheet. Their blanket is attached by zippers and the sheet is part of the blanket! It’s really pretty fascinating.

A few things I love about Beddy’s 

  1. There are zippers on both sides of the bedding, so if you want to put your arms or legs outside of the blankets, you can. What is great is that you have extra fabric that folds out on the sides so you still have coverage even if you’ve unzipped the Beddy’s. I particularly love the zippers on both sides so my husband and I can be comfortable in our own ways.
  2. You can purchase your Beddy’s with minky fabric on the inside. It’s so cozy.
  3. There are deep pockets for fitting the Beddy’s around the mattress so you don’t have to worry about your bedding popping off.
  4. The designs are very cute. They have designs for everyone’s tastes.
  5. Easy enough for kids to use! They can make their beds every day.

Beddy's Bedding Closeup of Minky Inside

Things I dislike about Beddy’s

  1. The bedding, while soft and luxurious, holds on to lint.
  2.  The fabric for the bedding can stay fairly wrinkly after coming out of the dryer, so you do need to iron or steam it.

Beddys Bedding Zipper

All-in-all, I absolutely love the ease of using Beddy’s. I think Beddy’s bedding is revolutionary and it’s perfect for both children and adults. I never want to go back to the typical sheet and comforter.

Beddys Bedding Minky Closeup

Check out Beddy’s here: WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM

* These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

P.S. Right now, Beddy’s has a BOGO sale going on! That’s BUY ONE GET ONE!! So purchase yours now. Keep an eye out for a Black Friday deal coming up as well.


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