C is for…

You may have noticed little C’s popping up lately in posts…

and on Instagram.

So, what does it all mean?

It means this little man

finally has a name!


In only 4 weeks the little guy formerly known as Peanut will officially be Collin Tyler Banks.

We’re kinda in love with him already :)


To celebrate, my awesomely talented friend Kashoan of KraftyKash sent me this little beauty!

I literally started happy crying right there at my mailbox when I opened it up. Seeing both my boys’ names right there, with my little surprise “Banks” charm, sent this hormonal momma over the edge.

Needless to say, I haven’t taken it off since ;)

Want to celebrate too?

Kashoan is giving away a KraftyKash Personalized Vintage Dictionary Word Necklace Pendant with 3 letters of your choice (a $28 value)! Perfect for the holidays, or a gift for yourself :)

How to Enter

Mandatory: Visit KraftyKash and leave me a comment telling me your favorite piece

Like KraftyKash on Facebook

Like Momma Go Round on Facebook

BONUS: Purchase any item from KraftyKash and receive 5 extra entries! Please leave 5 separate comments including what you purchased.

Giveaway ends 11/18. All entries will be verified.

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June Sponsor Spotlight

I am truly honored to share these amazing women, bloggers, and shop owners with all of you today! I can’t express how grateful I am that my amazing sponsors have been nothing but loving and supportive as I’ve semi-fallen off the face of the blogging planet these last few weeks. Not only have they continued to show me their support, but they are offering awesome giveaways for all of you!!!

Please stop by and show all my amazing sponsors some love!

Gardenhouse Boutique by Simone has got to be one of my favorite shops for great fashion ideas! Filled with bags, belts, and jewelry, Simone has amazing pieces that are sure to be a statement with any outfit.

Coral, Citron and Pink Chevron and Ikat Oversized Foldover Clutch – The Nicole Clutch

My fav are her amazing clutches! Pattern mixing at its finest, and they pull double duty! Each clutch is designed to perfectly fit diapers and wipes as well as all your favorite goodies. Sweet!

Gardenhouse Boutique is giving one lucky reader a $25 credt!

Saressa Designs features wire wrapped gemstone jewelry designed and hand crafted by Rachel Hughes. Her jewelry is primarily composed of precious/semi-precious metals & gemstones and also incorporates brass, copper, Swarovski crystal and glass. She strives to create quality jewelry that is both classic and contemporary; that you will wear time and time again. Whether you are looking for something unique, a way to update your wardrobe, or just casually browsing, we hope you find something you love.

London Blue Topaz Necklace In Rose Gold. Could this be any more perfect for summer?

Saressa Designs is giving away a $40 Credit good either on the website or in the Etsy shop!

 My dear friend Trisha is not only the author of 3 Four and Under, but the owner of the adorable Trisha B Designs, all while being a busy momma to 3 kidlets! It makes me tired just watching her!

Hi, I’m Trisha, and I blog at 3 Four and Under.  I enjoy sharing about my 3 kids, sewing, crafting, home decor, and more!  My shop is called Trisha B Designs.  I like to create beautiful and functional things!  I make and sell fabric Happy Birthday banners and ruffly zippered pouches.  I also have new light and bright filigree earrings that I recently added to the shop!  Look for more colors and styles coming soon, as well as ruffly purses that coordinate with my zipper pouches!

Trisha is generously giving one winner these beautiful filigree earrings and ruffle zipper pouch from her shop Trisha B Designs! 

Real, motivating, awesome style, and simply a girl I could sit with for hours! C.Lee is one of my favorite blogs, and here’s why…

My blog is my love letter to my family. Sharing the immense love I feel for my three children and husband.

It is about enjoying the journey of motherhood. Improving and strenthing our marriage and family.

Embracing the chaotic days and learning to laugh.

Documenting life’s precious little moments.

It is my thoughts and things I enjoy.

Sharing personal fashion and style. My journey to making my life a better overall life.

Having faith and sharing experiences.

Showing that being a mom is the best job in the world

C.Lee is giving away 1 month large ad space!


Next up is my dear friend, the crazy talented Nicole! She’s got a brand new look for her blog Our Crazy Beautiful, and an amazing blog design biz! Faith, honesty, and the sweetest heart you will ever meet. I had the pleasure of getting to spen a few days with Nicole back in March and let me tell you, who you see on her blog is who you get, and I love her all the more for it!

Nicole is giving away 1 month large ad space on Our Crazy Beautiful!


Hey I’m Ashley and I blog at 5ohWifey. I am a southern girl now living in California (against my will). I am the wife of a police officer I call 5ohHubby and a stay at home mother to a beautiful little girl I call 5ohBaby. I received a BA from Florida State (Go Noles!) that started out as an English Degree, ended up a social science degree, and is now being used as a MRS degree (see how I did that?) Basically I paid FSU lots & lots o’ cash to meet the man of her dreams and be the back up plan in case 5ohHubby decides his days of runnin’ and gunnin’ are over and he’d rather be a stay at home dad (and all the police wives laughed). My candid musings touch on the issues that speak to the hearts of wives, mothers, and women everywhere.

Nina here. I LOVE this girl. Her stories are legendary, her style is killer, and basically she’s on hot momma! Ashley is giving away 1 month small ad space on 5oh Wifey!


To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. You must do the option for each sponsor to be entered for that sponsor’s giveaway. (i.e. you cannot win the prize from the sponsor if you didn’t like their page!). Comment entries are not valid.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaways close on 6/30. 1 winner per giveaway will be chosen. All entries will be verified.

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Summer Style {eShakti Giveaway}

Every year I dread getting a summer wardrobe. I’m not a huge fan of shorts. I don’t wear tank tops. Finding skirts and dresses that are long enough can often be a challenge.

That’s only a few of the reasons why I LOVE eShakti! You may remember my killer dress for my friend’s wedding, or my amazing micro pleated skirt that I searched high and low for, and I can’t forget my retro button up navy skirt :)

Just in time for bbq’s, weddings, and hot summer days, eShakti has a whole new collection of fabulous summer goodies! I’m absolutely loving the Mitred Pleat Front Dress.

Source: eshakti.com via Nina on Pinterest


Can we talk about the Ruffle Front Poplin Dress??!! If only it came in maternity….

Source: eshakti.com via Nina on Pinterest


My favorite part of eShakti is all the customization you can do! Add sleeves, change the neckline, adjust the hemline….and it’s all FREE!!! All items can also be ordered in standard sizes, or custom sized to your measurements. Why doesn’t every store work like this?

Today, eShakti is here to share their awesome styles with you! One lucky winner will receieve a product of their choice from eShakti.com that can be custom-sized / custom-styled!

How To Enter

1. MANDATORY: Visit eShakti and leave me a comment with which item you would get if you won

2. MANDATORY: Like eShakti on Facebook and on Pinterest. Leave 1 comment for each entry

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or blog about it. (1 entry per method).


Entries close 11:59pm on 5/31. Winner will be selected on 6/1 and will have 72 hours to claim.


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Timeless {Agape Love Giveaway}

There are some things that just never go out of style.

A black blazer
Classic trouser jeans
A white button up
Riding boots

While I certainly love trying out the new trends, adding a funky pop of color or a great print, I will always keep those timeless pieces on hand to mix and match with.

With bright colors being so trendy right now, sometimes I feel like a walking glow stick if I don’t tone it down a bit. The cardigan helps in this case, but the outfit was just so stinkin’ boring.

Enter the timeless black necklace.

The timeless simplicity of The Black Pearl necklace from my friend Maria of Agape Love Boutique was the perfect piece to help! Gorgeous black glass pearls and an antique bronze chain and bow…this baby is as timeless as a trench coat!

Maria has some of the most beautiful designs, along with tons of fun, trendy pieces.

 Mother’s Day anyone? I think I know a grandma or two who might see the Blessed necklace in their future ;)

I love the love necklace….hehe. Corny, I know ;)

Swoon. I was totally born in the wrong era…The Vintage Lace Headband is soooooo amazing!

Lucky for us, Maria is offering lucky reader a $25 dollar credit to Agape Love Boutique! Can I win my own giveaway?


How to Enter

1. Visit Agape Love Boutique and leave me a comment with what you would get if you win! (mandatory)

2. Like Agape Love on Facebook, or add to favorties on Etsy (1 entry per method, 2 possible)

3. Follow MGR through RSS or Bloglovin (1 entry per method, 2 possible)

4. Like MGR on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest (1 entry per method, 3 possible)


Giveaway ends  4/9. All entries will be verified.

***CAN’T WAIT???!!! Maria is offering MGR readers a HUGE 35% off all purchases from Agape Love Boutique!!! Enter code AGAPE 35 at checkout!***



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A New Appreciation

As we get closer and closer to move date, our apartment is getting closer and closer to looking like a disaster zone.

Boxes are piled anywhere that doesn’t have furniture occupying the floor space.
What toys LJ has left out are sprawled all over his room and the hallway.
Cooking should be considered an Olympic sport for how many hurdles I have to jump over.
Let’s not even talk about LJ’s attitude. The mess is obviously messing with him.


With all this chaos, I have found a new appreciation for the little things, like clean clothes, a tantrum free day, not having to cook dinner, and my favorite new necklace from my friend Kashoan at Krafty Kash.

How could a vintage dictionary “fashion” pendant not make me smile?

I met Kashoan at CE, and I instantly fell in love with her beautiful pendants (she was pretty awesome too, I guess ;) ). She’s lucky enough to live in a part of this country that’s rich with history, antiques, and all the awesome vintage stuff that LA is simply too new to have :(   My fashion pendant is made from a vintage Webster’s Dictionary….how cool is that?!

Necklace: c/o Krafty Kash, Sweater: Loft, Leggings: Target, Boots: Annie, Belt: Old Navy, Ring: Charming Charlie, Watch: Michael Kors

With all this chaos around me, this little thing is definitely a big thing to me!

Want a beautiful Krafty Kash creation of your own? Kashoan is offering MGR readers 20% off! Enter “FASHION” in the coupon code at checkout. I promise, you will fall in love with yours too!

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Lucky Ducks

One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to make someone’s day with a little giveaway win. I know it always makes me smile :)

First up is the lucky winner of $25 plus free shipping to Scarlet Samples! I LOVE my turquoise chip necklace as seen again in today’s post.

The winner is….


Next up is a $50 credit to one of my favorite designers, none other than Lisa Leonard Designs.

The winner is….


Didn’t win, but still want one of Lisa’s amazing designs? Today is the LAST DAY to use discount code connect20 for 20% off all orders. Don’t miss it!

Congrats girls! Email me at mommagoround@gmail.com to claim your winnings!

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My Go-To {Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway}

Without fail, there is one piece that I grab for time and time again. It goes with every outfit and is the perfect simple design. I love it so much that I have to force myself to not put it on multiple times a week…though let’s be real, I’ve been known to sleep in it and wear it day after day.

My “I Hold Your Heart In Mine” necklace from none other than Lisa Leonard Designs. All of her designs are simple, elegant, timeless, and so meaningful. Not to mention, they go with just about everything!

My newest pick is Lisa’s “Connected” necklace. Does it get more beautiful than this?

Today, Lisa is back 20% off all orders with code connect20but hurry, offer expires March 15th!

But that’s not all, Lisa is super generous giving one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate!


How To Enter

Visit Lisa Leonard Designs and leave me a comment telling me what you would get if you win.

Like Lisa Leonard Designs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (one entry per follow).

Like MGR on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (one entry per follow).

Giveaway ends 3/13. All entries will be verified.

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Perfection {Scarlet Samples Giveaway}

To keep within my minuscule shopping budget, I keep a running list on my phone of pieces I really want/need/need to replace. Sometimes I’m able to find those things quickly, other times I have list lurkers who seem to hang out on the list for months.

A great turquoise necklace has been lurking for a good 6 months now.

I’ve tried all my usual places over and over again, all without success. Anything that was in my price range was either not what I envisioned, or just plain tacky. Sometimes you can get away with plastic rocks…but not for a great statement piece.


Then came along Scarlet Samples. Perfection. The turquoise necklace that I’d been searching high and low for was there. The gorgeous Woven Turquoise Chip necklace retails for almost $90 (not exactly momma budget friendly), but I was stunned to see Scarlet Samples selling it for only $44. Half price…not too shabby!

What struck me most was the quality. This is not some hunk of junk. Beautifully crafted, real gemstones, and has that “this is a quality piece” weight to it. I don’t have a doubt in my mind that this necklace is going to serve me well for years to come!

Scarlet Samples works directly with the manufacturers to score samples from their collections at a fraction of the cost! Some of my favorite pieces are…

The Bold Mookaite Stretch Braclet. Retail: $47   Scarlet Samples: $23.10

The Graduated African Yellow Jasper Necklace. Retail: $52  Scarlet Samples: $25.87

The Black Agate Cleopatra Style Frontal Necklace. Retail Price: $98.80  Scarlet Samples: $49.50

 Scarlet Samples wants to share their amazing finds with YOU! One lucky reader will win a $25 credit and free shipping to Scarlet Samples!

 How to Enter

Mandatory: Visit Scarlet Samples and leave a comment here telling me what you would get if you win!

Like Scarlet Samples on Facebook to get all the best deals and special giveaways!

Follow Scarlet Samples on Twitter.

Follow MGR on Facebook.

Follow MGR on Twitter.

Giveaway ends Saturday 3/10. All entries will be verified.

***Disclosure: MGR received a sample of choice at no cost for this review/giveaway. MGR was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are 100% mine. Scarlet Samples is the bomb and I want to order way too many things :P ***

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An Apple A Day {Head & Shoulders}

During the winter, I get super dry, itchy scalp, especially here in LA where the weather changes every few days. My skin and scalp can’t keep up!

Recently I found that using Head & Shoulders has totally changed my itchy situation and left me with beautiful hair all day.

The shower is often the only time of the day I get truly just for me. Crank up the heat, let the steam build up, and use my girliest, fruitiest scented products to help me escape to somewhere else.

While the results from Head & Shoulders were great, I was really missing my old shampoo and conditioner. I love the sweet, fruity smells to help me feel like I’m at a spa far far away, rather than in a tiny bathroom with Curious George playing in the background.

Head & Shoulder Apple Hair Care to the rescue!!! I could not have been more excited to hear that Head & Shoulders had a new fresh green apple scented shampoo and conditioner.

Great hair, no itchy scalp, flake free, and my coveted fruit smell all in one? It’s my winter wonder product!

At first I have to admit,I was worried. I just got my hair cut and colored, and we all know that salon trip isn’t cheap. But with Head & Shoulders, I could rest easy that my color was safe because it’s pH balanced for everyday use, even on color treated or permed hair. No more washing all my color out in the first shower!

The shampoo is a bit stronger smelling than the conditioner, but together they create a great green apple smell without feeling like you’ve been punched in the face by an orchard.

With Head & Shoulders, I don’t get that stubborn itch that seemed to plague me every winter, but I don’t have to sacrifice my shower time luxury scents!

Now that I’m rocking some longer locks, I’ve found that with other shampoos and conditioners my hair feels dry and tangled by the end of the day but not anymore!

Even after a long day at the park with LJ my hair looks, feels, and smells so fabulous that I’m ready for date night! Seriously, I’ve shelled out the big bucks for some salon brands and never will again. My hair is soft and shiny, my scalp is itch and flake free, and I get my fruit in the shower…WINNER!

Head & Shoulders wants to know, what scents make you feel beautiful and fresh? Share your answer in the comments to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!


No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win! And visit the Life Well Lived section on BlogHer.com for more great tips on looking your best.

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A Bunch of WINNERS!

Alright ladies (and gentlemen?), it’s time for a few winners to collect their prizes!

First up is our NEW winner for the Mary Kay $100 prize pack…….



Next up is the winner of a $50 Visa Gift Card from BlogHer and Head & Shoulders….



Finally the lucky winner of $100 SpaFinder gift card from BlogHer and Dove is…



Congrats ladies, we all secretly hate you ;) Be sure to check your emails for details on how to claim your prizes!

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