Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe!

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

Sponsored by Milo’s Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

With summer near, this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made with juicy strawberries, fresh mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with friends and family! I’m happy to be partnering again with Milo’s Tea to bring you another fabulous party drink recipe. If you missed my Autumn Spice Punch recipe from the fall, click here to find it.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. Made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party cocktail.

Low Calorie Drink

Summer holidays are a great time to impress your guests with a delicious cold party drink. This easy low calorie drink recipe is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July! Just add patriotic straws to your glass for some instant patriotic flair!

I made this delicious Strawberry Iced Tea with Milo’s Unsweet Tea, fresh strawberries, mint and Meyer lemons. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your summer holiday party table! Spike it up with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

 

All Natural Award Winning Iced Tea

Milo’s iced tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids are starting to ask for sweet tea, so I love the fact that Milo’s tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s an ideal drink for the summer holidays!

A Strawberry Tea recipe made with Milos Famous Tea.

Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea.

I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all-natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.

Easy Strawberry Iced Tea Summer Party Drink

Look at how gorgeous this Strawberry Tea looks served in a clear glass pitcher! I whipped up this summer party tray in minutes and you can too!

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and tea. LivingLocurto.com

Best of all, this drink is made by the pitcher which means no mixing individual drinks and more time for you to enjoy a Milo’s moment with friends and family.

Strawberry cocktail by the pitcher with strawberries, mint, lemons and tea.

 

Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea

I get Milo’s tea at Walmart or Market Street in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in sweet or no calorie sweetened with sucralose. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with Milos Unsweet Tea.

I hope you enjoy this easy drink recipe and have many Milo’s moments with family and friends this summer!

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe! Spike it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

  • 4 cups Milo’s Unsweet Iced Tea
  • 1 cup strawberries (pureed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Ice
  1. Cut off strawberry stems and puree in a blender or food processor. You should get 1 cup of pureed strawberries from about 2 handfuls of large fresh strawberries.
  2. In a pitcher, add 3-5 fresh mint leaves and muddle them with a spoon.
  3. Pour tea, sugar, strawberry puree and the juice of one lemon into the pitcher.
  4. Add vodka if you want a spiked Strawberry tea. If not, fill the rest of the pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve by muddling mint in a glass. Fill glass with ice and pour the tea. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf.

If you like your iced tea sweet, add more sugar or omit the sugar and use Milo’s Sweet Tea instead.

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15 Refreshingly Different Baby Shower Games

Baby shower games can make or break your party. Whether you love them or hate them, a baby shower game is essential to break the ice and keep guests entertained. Check out these fifteen refreshingly different baby shower game ideas and have fun planning your next baby shower!

Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

BEST BABY SHOWER GAMES FOR EVERYONE

The key to a successful baby shower game is to know your crowd. You’ve got cute baby shower cupcakes and the diaper cake has been made, now how do you keep the party upbeat and engaging? Choose baby shower games that induce (pun intended!) laughter and keep the crowd on their feet.

What if your guests don’t really know each other and you want to avoid awkward silences? Use icebreaker baby shower games so your guests get to know one another. Or, perhaps your group is more interested in baby shower craft activities over the traditional baby shower game. Whether you are hosting a baby shower for women, men or couples, these refreshing baby shower games will make your next baby shower a hit!

15 REFRESHING BABY SHOWER GAMES

1. TINKLE IN THE POTTY
This baby shower game looks hilarious! Guests first put an inflated balloon under their shirt and then put a ping pong ball between their knees. The idea is to waddle to a pot or jar and drop the ping pong ball into it. If you have ever been pregnant and had to use the restroom in the middle of the night, you get the idea behind this game!

TINKLE IN THE POTTY - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Get the party rolling with this hilarious Tinkle in the Potty game.

 

2. DIAPER THE BABY-BLINDFOLDED!
Have guests try to diaper a baby doll while wearing a blindfold. Up the ante by swapping out the doll for a balloon. Add a safety pin and the party will be popping!

 

DIAPER THE BABY-BLINDFOLDED! - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Nothing could be funnier than trying to diaper a doll blindfolded!

3. DON’T SAY BABY
This is a great icebreaker game to get your baby shower going. Guests try to catch other guests saying the taboo word. Change it up by swapping out the word “baby” for “cute” or “adorable.”

DON’T SAY BABY - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Don’t say “baby” in this funny baby shower game of taboo words.

 

4. WISHES FOR BABY
Guests can write the new baby messages to cherish in this sweet activity. Have guests share their wishes and later collect the cards to make a keepsake for the new parents and baby.

Wishes for Baby Printable - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Get this beautiful Wishes for Baby Printable Baby Shower Game here.

 

5. WHO’S WATCHING BABY
This baby shower game is a variation of trying to catch someone not paying attention. The guest that collects the most orphaned babies by the end of the shower wins.

WHO’S WATCHING BABY - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Catch your guests off guard with Who’s Watching the Baby?

 

6. BABY’S FIRST PORTRAIT
Give your guests a blank piece of paper and have them draw the baby, using their forehead as a hard surface. The mom-to-be is sure to get a kick out of watching her friends try to draw her bundle of joy.

BABY’S FIRST PORTRAIT - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Baby’s First Portrait is sure to bring out the laughter!

 

7. GUESS THE BABY
Have guests bring a baby picture of themselves or use photos of famous babies for this baby shower game.  Guests will have fun reminiscing with this game!

GUESS THE BABY - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Aren’t they adorable? Guess who the baby is in the picture.

 

8. MOMMY OR DADDY?
Compile a list of things that the mom and dad-to-be have done or said. Read them aloud as guests “vote” for who they think the phrase is referring to. The more obscure the clue the better!

 MOMMY OR DADDY? - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Mommy or Daddy is sure to be a hit at your baby shower!

 

9. CELEBRITY BABY NAMES
Who wouldn’t get a laugh at some celebrity baby names? See how many names your guests can match correctly to the baby’s famous parents.

 CELEBRITY BABY NAMES - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

The Celebrity Baby Name Game will start some interesting discussions!

 

10. BABY SCRAMBLE
Make a list of baby related items and scramble the letters. The first person to unscramble all the words wins!

BABY SCRAMBLE - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Find out which guest knows their baby stuff in this word scramble game. Photo by Brian Leahy Photography.

 

11. BABY ANIMAL NAMES
Do you know what a baby kangaroo is called?  The first person to fill out this list with the most correct answers wins this baby shower game.

 BABY ANIMAL NAMES - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Find out what a baby alligator is called with this fun baby animal name game!

 

12. DIAPER MESSAGES
This is a great way to give the new mom some funny encouragement during those late night diaper changes. 

DIAPER MESSAGES - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Have guests write funny midnight diaper messages for the new parents.

 

13. DIAPER RAFFLE
The mom-to-be will love this one! Include a ticket to enter the raffle in your invitation. The cost to enter? A box of diapers! When guests arrive, they bring their diapers and enter the raffle. The winner goes home with a great prize and the mom-to-be goes home with a mountain of diapers.

DIAPER RAFFLE - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

One lucky guest will come with a box of diapers, but leave with the grand prize in the diaper raffle game!

 

14. ONESIE OR BIB DECORATING
Another wonderful baby shower activity is to decorate a onesie or bib for the new baby. Set up a station where baby shower guests can get creative. If you think your guests would really like activities like this, check out my article 7 BABY SHOWER CRAFT IDEAS FOR PARTY GUESTS for similar ideas.

BIB DECORATING - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Set up a onesie or bib decorating station like this one for your guests.

ONESIE DECORATING - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Have guests sign a onesie for a cute keepsake baby gift!

 

15. BABY’S FIRST BOOK
Simply provide guests with a blank coloring page and art supplies and let them get creative. The result is a beautiful one of a kind keepsake book for the baby.

BABY’S FIRST BOOK - Refreshing baby shower game ideas, printables and more so you can plan the best baby shower! Baby shower games for women, men and couples.

Guests can make an adorable first book for baby with this activity.

 

 

HAVE FUN WITH THESE BABY SHOWER GAMES AND MORE!

These fun baby shower games are sure to keep your guests happy and entertained at your next baby shower. Games are just one element of a successful baby shower. Be sure to check out my cute BABY PACIFIER CUPCAKES! They’re the perfect treat to enjoy after playing baby shower games.

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Wishes for Baby Printable Baby Shower Game

Coming up with new baby shower ideas isn’t always easy, but a Wishes for Baby printable baby shower game is always a great baby shower activity and special keepsake for the mom to be!

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Wishes for Baby Printable Baby Shower Game

Baby shower games and activities are just one element of a successful baby shower and I’m happy to share a new Wishes for Baby Printable Baby Shower Game design that can be used for most any baby shower theme. With pale rose pink flowers, greenery and gold, this design should match either a boy or a girl baby shower decor.

Not only is the design pretty, but the activity will be cherished by the mom-to-be! With wishes for the new baby and advice for mom, this baby shower keepsake will be a treasure for years to come. I was just looking through my son’s baby scrapbook and wished I had done something like this at my baby showers to for my kids to read now. Especially since my mom and dad are booth passed away now, having their words written on a baby shower game like this would be priceless to me and my children now.

Download the Wishes for Baby Printable Baby Shower Game

Just download and print, then have baby shower guests share their wishes. Collect the cards at the end of the baby shower to make a keepsake for the new parents and baby. I hope you enjoy this free printable baby shower game for your next baby shower!

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Wishes for Baby Free Printable Baby Shower Game is always a great baby shower activity and special keepsake for the mom to be!

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How Four Pillows Changed My Pregnancy

Out with the old and in with the SNOOZE, baby!

I am a mother of 3 with one on the way. There is nothing better than an amazing night’s sleep when pregnant- you escape from the nausea, sore back, varicose veins, and that vertical gravity that pulls on you all day long. I’m ready for bed just thinking about it. Not only does getting better sleep impact your day-to-day, but I recently read in a study that improving your sleep quality while pregnant will actually set a foundation for the best labor and delivery—with shorter labor and decreased chance of caesarean delivery. Makes total sense to me. Now, the question is how to help yourself to more sleep?

I remember in my first pregnancy experiencing for the first time the discomfort of a growing belly and trying to get comfortable in bed—not an easy task. I needed back up. I had a couple couch pillows I grabbed one night; one for under my stomach and the other for either my back or between my knees. They made do, so I used them for baby 1, 2, and 3. My back was constantly sore and I woke up many times each night to adjust the pillow positions.

I desperately needed a change for pregnancy #4. But didn’t even realize how badly I needed it until I tried these Boppy pillows. Then I asked myself “Why did I wait so long?!” Because, let me tell you what a difference Boppy support pillows have made for my 24 hour comfort! I have all 4 blissful options: The Slipcovered Total Body Pillow, The Prenatal Bump and Back, The Pregnancy Wedge, and The Pregnancy Support Pillow (paisley shaped). 

 

 

Each one has…

  • Soft and super cute fabric
  • Zip off washable covers
  • Pillow stuffing that is cottony comfort

Here’s the scoop on how I’ve used each one:

Bump & Back Pillow
My FAV for a marvelous night’s rest! After the first night I tried this pillow, my couch pillows got tossed. Never. Looking. Back. Besides having to use the bathroom (darn it), my night is completely comfortable and uninterrupted.


No shifting or losing your back pillow in the night because the pillows are connected. Continued front and back support if you roll over in your sleep. Problem solved.


Cottony pillow insert is the perfect mix of squishy and firm.
Guaranteed I’ll be using postpartum for a couple months too.
It’s travel size! And use the product packaging as a travel case! Easily take it with you on plane rides or road trips. It makes SUCH a difference to have your own pillow with you. I just used on a trip to Disneyland—it was a life saver! See how to use it here.

Total Body Pillow
Since I prefer the Bump and Back Pillow for night sleeping, I constantly use the Total Body Pillow folded over itself as a full back and side support pillow on my couch. In fact, I’m using it as I write this!


Great for back support (especially lower back) while doing anything you’d normally do lounging on a couch. Laundry, reading, working on your computer, Netflix binge, whatever!

Transitions into the full body support you want if you by chance find a minute to take a much needed snooze on said couch. ☺


This one would also create the perfect supportive incline if you are cursed with heartburn. See more uses here. 

Pregnancy Support Pillow
Creates a cocoon for sleeping— for better naps, or reading. Also great for support between your legs.

 

Wedge Pillow
I will use this during end of 2nd and 3rd trimester when my stomach extends out further. One thing is for sure with pregnancy—you WILL GROW BIGGER! I bet this would be fantastic for multiples. 

Current research suggests that physicians and caregivers should strongly recommend—or even prescribe—8 hours of bed time each night during pregnancy to improve perinatal outcomes. SIGN ME UP for that PRESCRIPTION!

I’ll bring my new pillows along with me for a guaranteed good night’s rest!

You can get all four of the Boppy Pregnancy pillows at Toys R Us now! That mom-to-be in your life has enough onesies…get something for HER.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Baby Pacifier Cupcakes | Cute Baby Shower Party Ideas

Easy Baby Shower Party Ideas and how to make adorable Baby Pacifier Cupcakes. Free printables and diaper cake inspiration. LivingLocurto.com

 

Baby Pacifier Cupcakes are the perfect baby shower treats to celebrate the arrival of a new baby!

I’m excited to partner with Warner Bros Pictures to create some cute baby shower party ideas to celebrate STORKS, in theaters September 23. The new animated movie comes from the same studio that delivered THE LEGO MOVIE!  

We’ve seen the STORKS movie trailer in theaters and it looks adorable! My whole flock can’t wait to see it!

Easy Baby Shower Party Ideas and how to make adorable Baby Pacifier Cupcakes. Free printables and diaper cake inspiration. LivingLocurto.com

About the Movie STORKS: 

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

storks-movie

 

The babies in the movie are super cute, so I thought they would be the perfect decorations for a baby shower! You can download the free printables for a STORKS themed baby shower of your own at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy these cute party ideas! (more…)

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In Bloom: Throwing the Perfect Spring Themed Baby Shower {+ a Minted Giveaway!}

Looking for the tips and tricks to throw the perfect baby shower? From the balloons to the menu {including my favorite make ahead dessert}, to the invites and paper decor we’ve got you covered! {Be sure to check out the bottom of the post for the latest Minted promotion!}

All of the details for this beautiful floral Spring themed baby shower just turned out so lovely.  We spoiled this Mom-to-be with cute details that can easily be added to her baby’s nursery later on.

Baby Shower Details

These paper fans can be found at MyMindsEye and the Baby Shower sign was found in the Target dollar section!  Score!

Baby Shower Details

Minted did a fantastic job on all of the paper goods-I’m so impressed with their customer service, the quality and their massive selection!

Baby Shower Details

Aren’t these invites beautiful?

Baby Shower Details

You can see the tutorial and shopping list for this balloon backdrop here.

Baby Shower Details

Grandmas are like Moms with extra frosting and sprinkles.”  How cute is that!!?

Baby Shower Details

I loved this ABC print from minted.  It was perfect for the shower and matches her baby nursery for later!

Baby Shower Details

I used blank table number cards for guests to write words of encouragement for labor/delivery and motherhood.  They are thick and can easily lean against something or hang sturdily on a banner.

Baby Shower Details

The favorite for the night was polaroids with the mom-to-be.  Each guest had their picture taken and clothes-pinned to a thank you tag for them to take home as favors.  Even the most camera-shy were willing to pose for a real polaroid!

Baby Shower Details

Baby Shower Details

For a guide to planning and preparing baby shower treats, check out our post here.

Baby Shower Details

Still can’t get over how much I love this tassel banner!

Baby Shower Details

Minted also makes matching fabric for things like table runners, pillows and anything else you might need for party decor!  I created a baby blanket for her nursery that doubled as a throw for the party.  I still can’t get over how well it matched the invites!  I had some fabric left over after the blanket that worked out as a table runner on the food table.  The fabric is no fray and didn’t need to be hemmed (huge bonus!)

Baby Shower Details

The shower was easy-going and open house style.  We took polaroids as guests arrived, snacked on treats, talked motherhood, opened presents and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather.

Baby Shower Details

What’s your favorite tips for a beautiful baby shower?

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A New Baby Favorite! The Boppy® Newborn Lounger

When we had our first baby, she had the full baby equipment treatment. The swing, the bouncer seat, the vibrating baby seat, the activity center, the play mat, you name it, that kid had it. We rotated her little diaper booty from snuggles to baby equipment to snuggles to more baby equipment.

Fast forward seven years later to the birth of our third baby. While he’s just as deserving of a little baby, we don’t have a full line-up of baby equipment to rotate him through every day. Here’s why. The place where the swing would go is home to my four year olds bean bag chair. And the place where I would house the baby activity center is where my daughters American Girl diner lives. Let’s face it, baby gear does not have a small foot print. And neither do my other two kids toys.

When I was asked to review The Boppy Newborn Lounger, I jumped on it. With a convenient carrying handle, it’s a great portable baby item that is perfect for travel and can also be stashed away. It’s hard to stash away a baby swing. And let’s face it. He’s my third baby, I definitely need to find a safe place to put him down so I can help with homework, make dinner and find a missing shoe amongst other things. Did I mention that he loves it?

The Boppy Newborn Lounger

He sat in it on the bathroom floor this morning when I took a shower. He watched me unload the dishwasher in it this afternoon. And we took it to my parents tonight where he lounged away while we ate dinner. He’s three months old next week, and he thinks it’s the coziest lounge chair he’s ever seen.

While it looks like I too would find it to be quite the comfortable seat, it’s designed for babies up to 16 pounds. This is not a sleeping pillow, it’s specifically designed for babies to use during their awake hours. Another feature that has come in handy for us is the wipeable fabric. Our guy spurts spit-up like a little volcano. Let’s just say our cute elephant print has already been wiped a lot.

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The day he grows out of this pillow is going to be a sad day. In the meantime, he’s a lounging machine.

The Boppy Newborn Lounger is available for sale at BabiesRUS, Target, and Boppy.com. While Boppy very generously supplied us with this incredible pillow much to the delight of my happy newborn, my opinions of this product are all my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Giveaway: A new must have product for pregnancy!

When my first child was born in 2009, I was all about stretch mark prevention. I was on it, I was diligent, I was obsessed. I read, I researched, and I lathered. And guess what? It wasn’t that great. I would slather on that greasy cream and slide into bed like a well-oiled farm animal. In fact, I was pretty sure I was staining my sheets with grease.

Fast forward two years, and I was pregnant again. I still had thoughts of stretch marks and the best ways to prevent them, but quite frankly, I also had memories of those greasy sheets and how I felt so oily when I went to bed that I thought I might just slide down to the floor one night in a big pregnant heap. My prevention efforts were not quite as high as my first go round.

And here I am pregnant again. Like really, really, really pregnant. Like the kind of pregnant where people look at you with concerned glances, like maybe you shouldn’t be out on the streets with the rest of the public. Relax people, I have five weeks to go. I’ll tell you this. I am not carrying a small baby. And with this gigantic belly, I felt for certain that stretch marks were certainly in my future.

When I was asked if I would review The Boppy Bloom™ Skincare Collection, I couldn’t possibly have said yes any faster. They had me at the word “Boppy” since I have fond, fond memories regarding the Boppy Company and their incredible nursing pillow that saved me during nursing. I’ll be pulling that same Boppy pillow out of my closet in about five weeks.

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And this is my third baby. I know I need to be doing some stretch mark prevention groundwork. And I also know there must be an alternative to something other than sliding into bed feeling like you just stepped out of an oil bath.

Let me tell you this. There is an alternative and the Boppy Bloom Skincare Collection is it. When I first cracked open the bottle, I gave it a sniff because let’s face it, if you’re anticipating feeling greasy, you want to at least smell good. And smell good I did because the white citrus shea scent is amazing. Loving the smell, I went about applying it, preparing to slip and slide into bed like I did in the past and imagine my surprise when I was the farthest thing from greasy. It was incredible.

Boppy Bloom

It’s truly my new BFF. So much so that I think I want to keep using it after the baby is born just because I don’t want to part with it. Who doesn’t want a little triple-moisure blend of shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin e in their lives which is also hypoallergenic, paraben free, phthalate free and truly, truly, truly non-greasy.

The collection I received was all made in the USA and included a stretch mark cream, whipped belly butter (which might just be my favorite), renewing body oil and a yet to be tried soothing breast balm, but this isn’t my first rodeo, and I know I’ll be needing it, and it’s already tucked in my hospital go bag. I am happy to know that it’s 100% natural, fragrance free (even thought I do love that white citrus shea) and lanolin free making it safe to use before and after nursing.

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Want a hot deal on these amazing products? Receive 20% off all Boppy Bloom products at Babies ‘R’ Us in December. I’ll be stocking up to fuel my obsession long after my delivery. Here’s what you’re looking for…

Boppy Bloom™ Skincare Collection:
– Boppy Bloom™ Stretch Mark Cream
– Boppy Bloom™ Whipped Belly Butter
– Boppy Bloom™ Renewing Body Oil
– Boppy Bloom™ Soothing Breast Balm

You also have a chance to be part of the Boppy #BumpSpotlight Instagram Giveaway through the end of December! Submit a photo of your baby bump on Instagram with #bumpspotlight in the photo for a chance to win an entire set of Boppy Bloom Skincare. One full set will be given away each week until end of December! Don’t miss it!

GIVEAWAY!

We’re giving you a chance to check out the full line of Boppy Bloom products for yourself. Just comment below and tell us which item you’re most eager to get your hands on! We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, December 29 at 5:00 PM MST. Good luck! 

As I mentioned, The Boppy Company very kindly sent me these amazing products to try and while my skin and I are eternally grateful, all of my thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy. The opinions and text are all mine.