July 17, 2015

Summer Giveaway

I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by! I can't even think about it. It makes me miss Florida and the endless summers there. When August came rolling around I was just as happy as a clam knowing that it wasn't an end to summer, but only just the beginning of a beautiful "summer" winter. Anyways, I LOVE SUMMER and I LOVE THE SUNSHINE soooooooooooo much.
I have a really fun giveaway involving some of my favorite summer items!

This Albion Fit swimsuit has been a favorite of mine. It's perfect because it covers everything, and it's still as comfy as can be. Every time I wear it I get compliments galore.
 PLUS the owners are some friends of ours and they are seriously great people.

A few years ago we were spending the day at Clearwater Beach in Florida. We were wandering around the beach shops on the beach and needed a serious air conditioning break for a minute, so we spent some time in a Ron Jon Surf Shop. I saw this giant display of Sun Bum products and I immediately was hooked. The smell!!!!!!!!!!!!! It got me from the very beginning. Just like summer should smell. It's heavenly. I use their face stick on my girls every single day. I can't say enough good about Sun Bum.

These Hayden Reis bags remind me so much of my favorite beach in all of Florida. Anna Maria Island. It's unreal. Truly the best beach I've ever been to. I found these bags at a small beach shop on Anna Maria years ago and I am so excited to have them as part of this giveaway.

These bags and their creator come from .... guess........ my favorite place....... Florida of course!
They are made from sailcloth and are water/sand resistant. They are perfectly functional and stylish.

This summer giveaway( valued at over $250)  includes:
 a swimming suit of YOUR choice from Albion fit,
 a Sun Bum product bundle, and a darling Hayden Reis Beach Bud Bag.
Comment on the post below with your favorite summer items to enter this giveaway.
For extra entries head to my instagram @eloiseandme!!!
Giveaway ends Wed, July 2nd at 11:59 pm.

June 23, 2015

Bath time fun + GIVEAWAY

We have teamed up with Nuby and Tubby Todd to bring you a fun giveaway! 

We recently tried out these fun products and want to share with you. Baths are a favorite at our house! It's always a good little break for everyone and entertainment for the babes. However, it's not fun to hop into the shower in the morning and step right on a spiky alligator toy, or have a nice relaxing kid-free bubble bath with fishies and mermaids floating everywhere!! We have loved this Nuby Sea Scooper. It's the fastest, easiest way to clean up the tub. Literally just scoop everything up and hang on the wall. All the toys dry out and that's that! It's also a fun time for the littles to scoop around their bubble bath! 

Now this, this has prevented A LOT of tears! When it comes time to wash hair and rinse, both of my girls put on the DRAMA and act like it's seriously painful/sad to get their hair rinsed. This pail is awesome, it prevents the water from pouring in their face and eyes, but rinses the hair. Genius! It took us a few times to figure out how to use it right, but now it's a lifesaver!! 
Gosh I love those curls. 
(And there's that gator I've stepped on way too many times) 

This Tubby Todd Lavender wash and lotion has become our favorite! It smells amazing, yet not too fragrant. All the ingredients are safe, natural and perfect. 

To enter the giveaway for all these items, comment on this post and follow me on bloglovin'. For more entries follow on my Instagram @eloiseandme. Giveaway ends  Saturday June 27th

June 2, 2015

Foxpaws. Cute shoes for little ones

So, I have to say that little girls shoes are just way too tempting!
Even before I had babies I had pairs of baby girl shoes in the back of my closet, I just couldn't resist!
Funny enough, my little Rosie loves shoes (she just doesn't love wearing them). She loves to carry them around, house her small dolls and critters in them, and show them off to everyone. I've found it makes a difference for her if she can put them on herself. At the age of independence now, she has to put them on herself. We've been loving these Foxpaws shoes lately! 

They are so easy for her to slip on and off, but they stay on while walking. The thing I love most is the fact that she can wear them with most anything. We wear these with casual clothes, and church dresses as well. (No more tennis shoes to church, which I've given  into far too many times).

She loves to slip on her "Snow Leopards" as she calls them, and I love it. FoxPaws carries other darling styles I can't wait to try as well.
They are giving away one pair to one of my readers. All you have to do is follow me on bloglovin' and comment below. Check out my Instagram account for extra entries!

April 29, 2015

The Best Gift of Life- Inspiring Mum Interview

Over a year ago I came across the Instagram feed "The best gift of life". I fell in love with the inspiring stories and interviews of everyday moms. It's so comforting to read words from other mothers and know that we are all doing the best we can. I did an interview with them. It really made me reflect on the amazing things in my life, but also made me want to re-focus/step up my mom game!

Here's a link to their post, if you'd like to read my interview!
The Best Gift of Life:Inspiring Mum, Blakely

April 10, 2015

Laundry with Persil Proclean

So, laundry is pretty much the NEVER ENDING chore! I swear it's nearly impossible to be completely caught up with laundry. I have to admit, my Mom always did my laundry growing up- until I got married actually! She was the stain remover pro too. Learned it from my Grandma who could always get a stain out! So I was in for a bit of a shock when suddenly I was doing laundry for two (more like 4) because my husband only wears something once and has to wash it! I can joke about it on here because I give him a hard time and he's fine with it. I just don't have as much laundry since I wear things more than once.... Just sayin'!

Anyways, with two babes, a dog, and two adults, you can bet we have massive amounts of laundry these days! 
Spit up, spills, diaper issues, dirt, grass, markers, paint, treats, spaghetti, blueberries, etc. It's never ending. I hate when I pull clothes out of the washer and they need more attention. 

I was so excited to try out the new detergent, Persil Proclean
First off, it smells amazing! I love the smell of fresh laundry, it's almost unmatchable. 

It comes in three different forms

Power Pearls- An innovative new kind of detergent that is loaded with Pro-White technology for dazzling whites.  Also for colors. *my personal fav! 

Power-Liquid – Combination of stain-fighters that help break down stains for an exceptional clean.

Power-Caps - Pre-measured detergent capsule combines Pro-Lift Stain Removers plus a Brightness Formula for a premium clean. I love these when I am in a hurry and just drop it into the load. 

I'm excited to keep using this detergent and to see how it continues to work/wear on our clothes. 
So far, so good! 
+how cute is the little butler bow tie on their bottles?! 

To enter the Persil Proclean Night on the town giveaway!!! 
A year supply of Persil and a Premium night on town includes a $300 Nordstrom.com gift card, $200 OpenTable.com gift card, and a $150 Uber.com card credit. A second place winner will also receive a year supply of Persil®.

This is a sponsored post. Eloise and me has received products/trade and it payment from Persil Proclean in exchange for promoting, however ALL opinions stated are our own. 

March 26, 2015

Sweet strawberry memories

So, Strawberry picking in the deep country of Florida is one of my all time favorite memories.
I will never forget the warm, sunny and perfect days spending hours in the endless rows of strawberries with my Rosie girl. We would always meet up with friends for some pickin' then we would stay for hours after and just live it up together. We would come home dirty and sticky sweet, with sun kissed cheeks. My perfect kind of days. I was so sad to not be in Florida for strawberry season this year. (I tried to talk John into flying us there just so we could keep tradition and strawberry pick together.) So, today the photos from our past picking adventures will have to do.... I am just imagining the sweet smell and unbelievable taste of the berries as we sat in the dirt!
Strawberry fields forever ...... On my mind!
Here's a link to our very FIRST strawberry adventure and the yummiest/EASIEST strawberry jam recipe , And the Link to last years adventures