Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We're still here....

Hi!  If you've landed here, I just wanted to say... Eight in the Nest is still here!

My life has changed significantly, and I am working more than ever, as is my husband.... and since the kids are getting older- we're getting busier!  I don't have the time to dedicate to the blog like I once did, but I plan on keeping it up and accessible.

Please feel free to check out the archived posts.

If you'd like to connect with me, hop on over to Facebook and contact me via Eight in the Nest.

If you like photography, I happen to enjoy taking photographs. My Instagram account can be found here.

I'm also on Twitter occasionally, and you can find me tweeting here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

What's your formula? #Giveaway

This information and giveaway has been provided to me by Store Brand Formula. All thoughts and opinions are my own

I don't know about you, but I like to save money when I can. When you have a baby in the home, feeding that baby can be pricey, especially if that little bundle of joy drinks formula! 

I've breastfed each of my babies until they were about 4 months old, but after that I needed to use formula for them and the sticker shock was... well SHOCKING. I was very glad for store brand formula, it saved a few dollars per can- and those cans add up! 

Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to nationally advertised brands, but costs up to 50% less. It’s called formula for a reason.

We also know every parent has a special formula for how they balance it all: family, work and “me” time. 
We want to know YOUR secret formula to parenthood happiness. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, using emojis to show your formula could be worth $1,000 and a year’s supply of store brand infant formula!
How to Enter
  1. Go to ShareYourFormula.com, enter your name, email address zip code, and your baby’s birth date between now and April 24, 2017
  2. Use our Store Brand Formula emoji keyboard to create your personal formula for parenting happiness
  3. Confirm you are at least 18 years old at time of entry and agree to the contest official rules
There will be six random weekly winners and each winner will receive $1,000 and a year’s supply of store brand formula in the form of 52 containers of their preferred store brand formula


Leave a comment below letting me know if you've entered to win $1,000 and a years supply of store brand infant formula, and what you'd do with the extra cash!

One person who comments will win a $25 virtual Visa gift card. Winner will be chosen on April 15! Please have an email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! 

Winner will have  24 hours to reply to the email I send confirming their win. Prize fulfilled by sponsor, Eight in the Nest is not liable for lost, missing, or undelivered prizes.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Get dressed up, be something new!

Halloween is so much fun! My kids love to get dressed up and pretend to be something new, and I loved to do the same when I was a kid.

I really like trying to find coordinating costumes form my kids since we have so many.  Oriental Trading had some great group costumes!

This year, we picked out the rock, paper, scissors costume set... it's a great simple set that makes any outfit a costume.

The kids really liked these and, of course, had to act out the game of rock, paper, scissors at least once.

I like that these costumes are super easy to put on/get off. These are great for the kids to take to school for their Halloween parties! I don't have to worry about them completely destroying them before trick-or-treating.

We also got a more scary costume for our almost teenager. He wanted to stick with his horror movie theme for Halloween.

 Last year he went as the guy from Chainsaw Massacre... this year he wanted to be Jason from Friday the 13th. I think he pulls it off very well!

 All of these costumes, and many, many more are available from Oriental Trading, as well as other Halloween goodies that you may need!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fun filled grab bags for Halloween!

I received items from Oriental Trading to facilitate this post.

Each year I love to make grab bags for my kids to take to class for their Halloween treats. It's a fun way to let them celebrate. And, of course, there are lots of other ways to hand out grab bags. Whether you're doing a church or community event, or if you just want to hand out things other than candy to the trick-or-treaters coming to your door, Oriental Trading has you covered for all the Halloween necessities.

For our grab bags we used a fun printed bag, a spider ring, a monster tattoo, and a candy stick... then fastened the bag with an orange & black friendship bracelet.
These are fun for the kids to put together themselves and they love giving them to their friends.

Of course, you could put nearly anything in your bags with the amazing selection that Oriental Trading provides! Make them scary, make them religious, make them full of candy- or not! There's something for everyone... really!

And if you need anything else for Halloween, like great Halloween Costumes, check out the other offerings at Oriental Trading!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Finding style.

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

So, our son Liam (11 years old) has been really into everything Native American lately. He has some Native American ancestry, and the knowledge of that has really sparked something in him lately. He's been wanting to bow-hunt, fish (he wishes he could spear), and he's been asking for some Native American style apparel.  This kid is SUPER picky about his clothes... all the rest of the kids- they don't care; Liam- it has to fit just right AND be his style. I try to accommodate when I am able, but a lot of local stores don't supply his specific requests.

He wants moccasins, a native styled hoodie, and pretty much anything that resembles or reminds him of Native culture. Well, I hopped on over to Groupon Goods to see if I could find a good deal on any of those things, and I found a really cool sweatshirt that I know he'll love.  I also found this sweet Native American coin set that I think will be a great Christmas gift (you can never start too early... it isn't that far away)!

Sometimes you just have to turn to online shopping to get a decent deal and find what you are looking for!
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