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A Journey Through Motherhood: Join Belabumbum on Pinterest!

25 Apr

Image from Belabumbum.com

While I was at the MomTrends Living in Style Event last week I met Heidi and Alyssa, founders of Belabumbum. I learned about their exciting pinterest campaign/ contest to showcase the journey through motherhood to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. I look forward to joining their campaign.

When I took my first pregnancy and it read pregnant, I thought there was no way I was pregnant.  Sure enough, after four tests to confirm, I was pregnant with my first daughter Maddie.  Little did I know what was in store for, no book or class could fully prepare me for the journey I was about to take.  Nine months went by super fast and my life had changed forever. Then 19 months later, number two joined our family.  As a full-time stay at home mom, some days are amazing and other days can bring you to tears. My girls have more shoes, clothes, and accessories than I have and I rarely take time to shop and update my wardrobe, especially when it comes to sleepwear.  My husband always laughs because I wear over-sized T-s and shorts to bed- far from cute or sexy. It’s amazing how life changes when you have kids.  Follow my journey on My Belabumbum Board.

To join:

Tell your journey and join the Belabumbum pinterest campaign and win a $500 Belabumbum shopping spree! There are three easy steps:

  1. Create — Create a “My Belabumbum” board on your Pinterest account. (It’s easy to join, just request an invitation.)
  2. Pin — Pin images on your  ”My Belabumbum” board that represent your blooming — your journey through motherhood and what makes you feel good at the stage you’re at right now. Show us your favorite Belabumbum pieces, as well as other images that resonate with you. Include anything you want: people, places, spaces, things — whatever inspires you. In the pin descriptions, jot down a few words or a short explanation of why you chose that pin.
  3. Tweet — Tweet us a link to your board (@Belabumbum) using the hashtag #mybelabumbum.

Belabumbum will announce the winner at the end of May.

Check out “Show Us Your Belabumbum” on Pinterest

Image from Belabumbum.com


MomTrends at Exhale Spa Meatpacking

24 Apr

Image from exhalespa.com

Last week I attended the MomTrends Living in Style Event at Exhale Spa Meatpacking.  The morning started with a choice of a spa treatment: a polish change with Scotch Naturals, a massage, a skin consultation, or ear seeds from Exhale Spa.  I decided to try the ear seeds since I had never heard about them before.  Ear seeds are an acupuncture therapy in which a hard seed(s) are taped to different pressure points in your ear to help relieve stress.  Seeds can last up to 2 weeks, mine is still there a week later.  I am not sure if it is helping me relieve stress though.  I only had one seed placed in and with both girls going through difficult stages in the toddler years, I think I may have needed a few more put in.  Not sure if I would go back for more seeds but I would love to go back to try other acupuncture therapies or the acupuncture massage.

Ear Seed

After therapies, delicious wraps were provided by The Fresh Diet and dessert from Keep It Sweet. While eating I listened to presentations from sponsors: Stokke, Belabumbum, Exhale Spa, and Jill Vegas and was able to check out their products.  Did you know that parents send their kids to college with their STOKKE Trip Trap Highchair to be used as their desk chair?  Such a great idea that I will do with my girls.  I have so many friends who are new moms and have needed ideas for a gift.  I love Belabumbum’s adorable mom and baby sets, my favorite is the Starlit set.  Jill Vegas inspired me to redecorate my apartment during her presentation.  She showed different ways to add bright colors like peony pink and blue lapis into the home without going over the top.  I may need to sign up for Jill’s six-week online speed decorating class that starts in June.  Other sponsors included: FunBites, Method, Scotch Naturals, and Karin Von Voigtlander Photography.

STOKKE Trip Trap

Mom and Baby Sets: The perfect shower or Mother's Day gift for a new or expecting mom.

Peony Pink! Image from MomTrends.

After the presentations, I took a Core Fusion Classwith Anna G which was ridiculously hard but an excellent workout.  The class focused on all areas: arms, legs, glutes, and abs and included stretching between sets. My core has never been the same since becoming a mom but I think with a few more classes I can get relatively close to where I was before. I was very sore for a few days after but it reminded me that I need to take time out of my day to get back into shape.

Image from MomTrends

To read more about the event, see the MomTrends recap.

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  I received a generous gift bag with products from the sponsors.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you to MomTrends and the sponsors for putting together a wonderful event!