Trades of Hope Review and Giveaway!

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I have heard about Trades of Hope over the years, but never really looked at the actual website before. When I was contacted about doing a review for them, I jumped at the chance!

*Disclaimer ~ This is a sponsored post for a consultant with Trades of Hope. All thoughts are strictly my own, and I was not paid to write a positive review. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked the products I received, and it was a joy to write these thoughts!

I love companies that are created to help women in need. Trades of Hope is a perfect example! Not sure what they are doing to actually help women? Read what they have to say:

We work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have AIDS. These women have never had the chances we’ve had, yet they are just like us in so many ways. They love their families and hope and dream of a better life for them.

Trades of Hope necklace

I received this beautiful jeweled necklace that was handcrafted! It was pretty online, but in person it’s even more beautiful! I love thinking about who might have put it together, and feel gratefulness when I know that one woman is receiving a new life as she makes these products.

Trade of Hope necklace. Support women trying to build a good life for themselves through purchasing from Trades of Hope!

Trades of Hope Necklace

The colors go with almost any outfit!

Trades of Hope Necklace

Trades of Hope Earrings

I also received these lovely Crystal Spring earrings. They are dainty and ladylike, and beautifully made!

Trades of Hope sells Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, and Stationary! I was surprised when I saw so many different categories, I only thought they sold jewelry.

If you want to help support a good cause, consider shopping through Trades of Hope the next time you need a new gift, or just something special for yourself! Amber is a Trades of Hope consultant, and she will be happy to help you!

Amber is giving away a lovely Haiti bracelet made by cereal boxes.  I never would have guessed that this lovely bracelet was created from cereal boxes! You can send empty boxes to be made into jewelry, which creates many jobs for women! Find out more info here.

Enter to win below! (Giveaway is for USA only)
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Birthday Giveaways and Freebies! Yes, It’s My Birthday!

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Wahoo! It’s my 33rd birthday today! I also am privileged to share this special day with my oldest daughter who turns 8 years old today!

Carrianna and Mama

Here we were 2 years ago for her birthday. She has changed so much, and is turning into a beautiful young lady!

I decided it would be fun to celebrate my birthday with you all! To start, here is a fun offer available at Deborah & Co. only today!

It's my 33rd Birthday, and it's time to celebrate! Spend $33 at Deborah & Co. and receive a free scarf of our choice, only good today, March 23rd!

Spend $33 at Deborah & Co. (before shipping or tax) and we will select a free scarf to include in your order! It will either be a lace scarf, or a cute scarf with small polka dots on it! This offer is only good today, March 23rd, 2016!

The next great Birthday offer is through Lilla Rose! You all know how much I love my flexi clips!

Celebrate my birthday with this special offer! Spend $33 at Lilla Rose, and receive a free clip of my choice! Only available on March 23rd, 2016

Spend $33 at Lilla Rose (before tax and shipping) and receive a free clip of my choice! You don’t need to do anything to receive the free clip, I’ll just go through the orders placed today and ship the free clip to anyone who has placed an order! I will try hard to match up sizes with what was ordered. This offer is good in the USA only (sorry international people, shipping is just so expensive!), on March 23rd only, for my current or brand new customers. If you already have a consultant, please stay loyal to her.

Finally, I’m doing a fun giveaway! It’s just been a little over 5 years since I joined Lilla Rose as a consultant. Since that time, I’ve become a Director, and have over 400 ladies on my team. It’s pretty amazing, but I give God all the credit for it!

Tiara Crystal Flexi Clip Giveaway!

I’m going to giveaway almost a complete set of the flexi clip that made me fall in love with Lilla Rose in the first place! It’s a simple, yet elegant clip that works for everyday, and also for more dressy occasions! The Tiara Crystal is still a favorite of mine, and I’m giving away a set of Extra Small through X-Large! That is six flexi clips worth $95! 

Tiara Crystal Flexi Clip Set

You can enter using the Rafflecopter Form found at the bottom of this post, but for extra entries, you can participate in this scavenger hunt! Click on each blog post, and scroll down to find the entry form (super easy to enter!).

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Modest Girl’s Skirt Giveaway!

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It can be so hard to find denim skirts for girls. Especially adorable, high quality denim skirts. I’m thrilled to have discovered a source that I can recommend to you all!

Denim Skirt from Skirted Blues Etsy store!

Skirted Blues is an Etsy store ran by Ruth, a mom who has little girls herself and understands the need for modest denim skirts! She takes brand new jeans and transforms them into the skirt you see! We have the Girls Denim and Chevron Ruffle Skirt from her Etsy Store.

Modest Denim Skirt for Girls, made from jeans and added chevron fabric to it!

One thing I love about these skirts is that Ruth uses jeans with an adjustable waist! So helpful for smaller size girls! We have already washed this skirt several times and it seems to be a really good quality skirt that will last! I’ll definitely be passing this skirt down to the younger girls.

We have gotten so many compliments on this skirt, everyone wants to know where I found it or if I made it. I just laugh and say I haven’t sewed in quite awhile now, I just don’t have time! I’m thankful for resources like this!

Ruth has lots of different styles available in her Etsy store, including maternity and women’s jean skirts also!

Denim Mid Length Skirt with Contrasting accent

This is a really cute skirt for ladies!

If you are needing new denim skirts for your girls, I highly recommend shopping from Skirted Blues. It would be a good resource to send to grandparents looking for places to purchase gifts. 🙂

Ruth makes this signature collection girl’s denim skirt. It’s a good knee length skirt that can be paired with tights or leggings, and let an active girl play outside to her heart’s content.

Girl's classic denim skirt!
You can enter to win one of these skirts below! The skirt being given away is for your choice of sizing, from 6 months to size 14. USA only.

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*We were sent a skirt for this review, but all thoughts are strictly my own!*

Why I Love Babywearing (And a Tula Baby Carrier Giveaway!)

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Wearing my babies in a carrier has been a big part of my life. It’s almost emotional for me when I think back to how I started. I was a young mom of 2 boys, and it was the lowest point health wise for me. I was exhausted all the time (thanks to adrenal fatigue), struggling with mild post-partum depression and just trying to survive everyday. I had a 2 year old and a newborn baby.

One day an Above Rubies magazine came in the mail and there was a whole article on baby wearing. Besides the usual Baby B’jorn carriers that didn’t look comfortable, I had never been introduced to the idea of baby wearing. I hesitantly ordered this expensive (to me) Ergo carrier, and fell in love with it. Finally I was able to cook dinner and do dishes while holding my new baby. It was something that made me feel like I was going to make it through the new baby stage without totally losing it. Yes, it was a rough time for me.

Now that I’m a mom of six children, wearing my babies is just as important to me. I struggle with mommy guilt often. Trying to juggle a business, homeschooling, a marriage, and family is not easy, and I don’t want my new baby to get lost in the shuffle of life. Of course I hold the baby whenever I breastfeed, but I want to hold them other times as well.

I’ve tried several different carriers, and found I prefer a more structured carrier versus a wrap. I do like using a pocket sling when they are little, and I don’t have much experience with ring slings. When I put a carrier one I just want to throw it on and go, and not spend time wrapping. I know there is a huge community out there of ladies who love to use wraps and that’s great! It’s just good to figure out what works for you and go with it!

Tula Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway!

Just when I thought I couldn’t fall in love with a carrier any more, I discovered the Tula baby carrier.

Besides being probably the most adorable carrier I’ve seen (the different prints you can get are amazing!), the feature I love the best is how high it comes up in the front. When I’ve worn an active baby in the Ergo, several times they have leaned backwards and I’ve felt like they could have fallen out. With the Tula I don’t have to worry about that.

The padding on the shoulder straps are the thickest I’ve seen. They are so comfortable! The padding on the waist area is awesome. It is the best carrier I’ve worn at hiding my mommy tummy. 😉

I love my Tula baby carrier! A fantastic carrier for newborn through toddler!

This carrier works for a new baby, you just need to use an insert or wrap up a baby blanket and put at the bottom. I’ve found that Sophia prefers facing out so we have used the Beco Gemini baby carrier during this phase.

If there’s one thing I’ve found after having had 6 babies, it’s that being flexible is best. You might prefer one type of carrier, but your child prefers another. Most of the times it is just a short phase. I have every expectation that Sophia will adjust to being in the Tula more in another month or two. Most of my little babies have preferred facing out in the beginning.

I always suggest owning a high quality baby carrier over a stroller, if you have to choose. I’ve used my carriers multiple times over versus my stroller. If you are searching for a new carrier, I would highly suggest trying out the Tula!

Snuggling with my baby in a Tula baby carrier!

Sweetbottoms was so kind to send me this carrier to try. I love their online store, they have everything from cloth diapers, baby carriers, nursery items, pregnancy and postpartum items, and much, much more!

You can use the code: MODESTMOM for 10% off your next order! Fine print:  Excludes sale items.  Manufacturer exclusions apply.  Not valid on gift cards, previous or pending orders.  Limit one coupon code per order.

Sweetbottoms is giving away a Tula baby carrier to one of my readers! I’ve been extremely excited to offer this to you!! To enter use the rafflecopter entry form below! This giveaway is limited to USA only.


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