Rapunzel Inspired DYI Flower Crowns + Give Away

Ji’s hair is getting really long. I mean down to her waist long. I’ve been wondering if it’s time to do the first haircut thing but she doesn’t budge.  There’s no way she’s going to do it now after watching the new Rapunzel TV movie. We received an advanced copy of it to review and she has a new favorite princess, so of course, she wants to be just like her now. Long hair and all.
To help her become Rapunzel we sat down and made flower crowns. I’ve always bought them but after making them ourselves there is no way I will do it again. So many possibilities!
1. Pick your flowers. I bought 3 different types.
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2. Separate artificial flowers from the stem.  I forgot to take a picture but you will need to first glue a piece of felt fabric on the headband and then glue the flowers onto that.
3. Let dry for a few minutes and tada! Instant princess!

Read below to find out more about the release of  

Rapunzel, the Effervescent Barefoot Princess with Magical Blonde Hair

and enter to win your own copy for the princess in your life!

With Original Theatrical Voice Cast Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi Reprising Their Roles!
 
Includes the TV Movie, Plus Four Animated Shorts and a FREE Exclusive Rapunzel Replica Journal
Synopsis: After all those years stuck in a tower, everyone’s favorite “barefoot princess” (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, Tangled Before Ever After is a magical movie event!!
Voice Cast: Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”) as Rapunzel; Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Eugene, formerly known as Flynn Rider; Eden Espinosa (Broadway’s “Wicked”) as Cassandra; Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) as Rapunzel’s mother, Queen Arianna; and Clancy Brown (“Sofia the First”) as Rapunzel’s father, King Frederic.
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Bring Home on Disney DVD April 11th

Comment below the age of when you gave your child their first haircut and be entered to win a copy! 

Pink Blush Maternity Review and Give Away

Pink Maternity Dress with Gold Sandals

Gender Reveals, hiring a doula, breastfeeding are just a few things on my to do different this time around list. Another thing I want to do differently with this pregnancy? I want to look good! I work from home, so sweats, old shirts and my hair in a bun is the standard uniform but on the weekends when I’m out and about, I need to look presentable, picture ready and more than anything… I want to be comfortable! When I was pregnant with Ji, I  couldn’t find cute maternity clothes. I wore regular oversized clothes that just didn’t hug me or support me in the right places! Well, thank goodness I found PinkBlush Maternity! They sent me this cute dress, and I’m in love with it!

Pink Maternity Dress with Gold Sandals

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I’m in love with the dress because my baby bump looks so cute! It’s comfortable (I wore it last Sunday in our 80 something Los Angeles hot weather and I never once got hot!) Not even when I was carrying my almost 3-year-old around or skipping around with her. I also love that it is simple enough to dress up or dress down, and the color is so vibrant!

Mommy and Me Pink Matching Dresses

Mommy and Me Maternity Photoshoot with Pink Dresses

I will definitely be shopping for more maternity dresses in the coming weeks, and I need a shopping buddy! So…

I’m  teaming up with PinkBlush and giving away a 

$75 gift card to one lucky winner!

Don’t worry, if you are not pregnant, they also have baby gear and other fun accessories.

Comment below with your due date or any your favorite maternity clothes to be entered to win! You can also enter on my Instagram page for more chances to win!

Good luck!

-Ruby

*Disclaimers:
1. I was given this dress in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
2 .If you have won a give away with PinkBlush in the past 3 months you will not be able to enter this give away at this time.

 

*This Give Away is now closed*

Congratulations Mariana Diaz!

Freshly Picked Review & Give Away

I had never heard of Freshly Picked Moccasins until I started following Instagram shops. I started following them when I realized my daughter had more clothes that she could ever wear, and I too got in on the baby clothes selling frenzy.  By following the Instagram shops you often see an on-line trend and being a baby fashion fan, I jumped on FP moccs bandwagon. I could never justify spending $60 on baby shoes so when a shop offered EUC (Excellent Used Condition) ones for $32 shipped I jumped on it, and I love them so!

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I’ll tell you why we love them so. First of all, this child has a wide foot. She also curls her toes whenever we put shoes on her. The moccasins have elastic, and they stretch wide enough to get her feet in there comfortably. At first I was concerned that she would slip but the leather is pretty sturdy, and she walks just fine with them on. They also go with everything! Doesn’t she look cute?  Another pro is that they are easy to clean. I used baby wipes, and they are back to pretty. FreshlyPickedReview4

There are a couple of things that I would change about them.

1. I really feel like the bigger sizes need to have a hard sole. It scares me to let her walk on pavement with them on. I once stepped on a nail when I was younger and I feel like the moccs wouldn’t protect her from something like that. Also, pavement is really harsh on them and the one time she wore them on a 5 minute walk they got really scratched up. I say, wear them indoors or on fluffy grass.
2. The price. Would I spend $60 of my own money on them? Probably not. I understand that they are hand made but I would suggest a price point of $40. I sold a used pair on-line for $20.

My overall opinion is that they are awesome. They are super cute and comfty! They just require a little extra attention but hey are eyes are already on the kids 24-7, right? What is one more thing?!

If you have been wanting a pair of these but I haven’t the monies to splurge or can’t justify the purchase like me then you are in luck!

Head on over to my Instagram Page (@lamamacitablog) and enter to WIN your very own pair!!!

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The contest is SUPER Easy and the Winner will be announced the day after Father’s Day. You deserve a treat after all that gadget shopping.

Feliz Dia,

Ruby

***I was not paid to write this review. The above are my own opinions***