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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Your Shopping Online

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review”

Are you already a savvy online shopper?  With gas prices so high and my time being so precious these days, shopping at {and driving to} dozens of stores is just not my up of tea. When I was younger I remember loving to spend my time walking around the mall. But, as I’ve gotten a bit older and wiser I realize I can get much better prices, save gas, and save my precious time by shopping online.

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Shopping Online from WholesomeMommy.com

I used to be afraid to buy things online. What if it didn’t fit? What if it didn’t look quite like It did online when I actually put it on?  What if I needed it to match something else and once it arrived, it totally didn’t?  My shopping has REALLY changed over the past 5 years and I’d say besides groceries, at least 75% of my other shopping happens online. Even some of my groceries come shipped to my door although not as high of a percentage.

Why do I love shopping online? 

#1 Awesome Customer Service

First of all, the customer service of companies like Zappos.com makes it so easy. If I have ANY problem {need a different size, just didn’t like it, I want to return it or exchange it} they are happy to accommodate and I don’t even have to pay to ship it back…they do.

#2 Its FAST

Its definitely faster! I can pick out my son’s whole wardrobe in less than an hour. I live out in the middle of no where and, my choices for fashion are pretty slim unless I want to drive 45 minutes+ to one store, much less hit various stores. So, now I have time to do other fun things with my kiddos.

#3 Its Stress-Free

Its less stressful. I don’t have to drag two kids 5 and under {plus my pregnant self} all over the store. I don’t have to listen to the whining that it is taking too long, or are we done yet?  I don’t have to chase little ones on the loose.  I don’t have to avoid certain aisles so that we don’t leave with unplanned {toy} purchases.  I can shop, stress-free, once the kids are in bed {or anytime I want} from my laptop or even from my cell phone {thanks to apps like the one Zappos has} with a nice cup of hot tea in my other hand.

#4 More Choices

It never fails that when I actually do go to a store they never have the size I need and I end up leaving disappointed or choosing something that wasn’t my first pick.  And, as I mentioned, my choices for fashion are slim here in the boonies!  I like to surf Pinterest for the trends, shop my closet to find similar pieces I might already have and be able to use, and then make a list of a few items I’d like to find to update my own look.  Then, instead of spending a ton of money I don’t have on things I don’t need, I can shop for just the few items I really need to build a wardrobe – and I can actually find them – in the right sizes – online because there are more choices.

We’ve done all our back to school and fall shopping. We’re totally ready for whatever the weather is going to bring us!  Wondering what we bought?  Here are some of our favorite items from Zappos.com:

A blue pair of New Balance sneakers for my son

A cute pair of sneakers in hot pink or course {my daughter’s only request}.

Fleece jackets like this blue one and this coral one for my daughter – Both from Columbia will be all my kids will need to stay warm all winter long here in Georgia. I am in LOVE with the color of my daughter’s jacket. It is absolutely gorgeous!

We also got this zip up, track jacket by Puma for my son and a track jacket for me too which I can’t wait to be able to wear once the weather cools off. It is sure to be a piece that gets a TON of wear running errands with my kiddos.

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What’s on my wish list?

There are so many cute things on Zappos.com it is hard not to go crazy. Some of the things I would still like to have in my closet are this North Face hoodie and these cute pink shoes are just too stinkin’ cute for my littlest princess. :)

What about you? Have you been doing your shopping online? Are there other reasons why you love to shop online?

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Expecting a New Baby? Register to Win a Year’s Supply of Diapers!

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Do you have a favorite diaper brand?  We do. After two babies and one more on the way {any day now!} I’ve learned a lot about the brands available.  Huggies were by far our favorite with my son {they were the ONLY brand that didn’t spring a leak on us!}.  So, when Mom Central asked me to spread the news about some of the new attributes of Huggies Little Snugglers diapers, I was happy to oblige.

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So what’s new? The new GentleAbsorb liner. It’s a cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows to help draw mess away from your baby’s delicate newborn skin.

What else can you expect from Huggies Little Snugglers?

  • Cottony softness inside and out
  • Wetness indicator on the outside so you know when to change {I love this feature}
  • Umbilical cord cut out for newborns
  • Flexible, pocketed back to keep the mess in! {Super important for those blow out moments!}
  • Unique, stretchy SnugFit waistband provides a gentle but snug fit

Huggies Little Snugglers are available at grocery stores and mass retailers all across the United States and come in 5 sizes – from preemie to size 3. But, right now, mommies who register at Target and include Huggies Little Snugglers diapers and Huggies Natural Care Wipes can upload their registry link to the Huggies Register Your Wish site and be entered to win FREE diapers for a YEAR!

target baby registry from wholesomemommy.com

If you know a mommy to be, be sure to share this info with them! Registering at Target is so easy {you can do it in store or online} and they have everything a mommy will need – from the practical to the cutesy!  Although the selection is vast, it is easy to find exactly what you need.  Be sure to register for plenty of diapers!!!  And, if you are buying for a mommy to be, consider buying diapers {a practical gift} along with something cute you really want to give. :) Diapers are a huge expense to new little family and will ALWAYS be an appreciated gift!

I went to Target to pick up Huggies Little Snugglers for my little one who will be arriving any day now.  I was able to go straight for them but was quickly distracted by all the cute things that are available for new mommies now! LOL. {Target has a way about it, am I right?}. Lots of cute chevron printed things and other cute trendy items. And, OH, the tiny clothes! Cuteness overload. I can hardly wait for my little bundle to arrive!

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Since this is my third child, I didn’t do an official registry.  We pretty much had everything we are going to need.  There were only a couple things I still needed – a new cover for my Boppy pillow {a must for a mama who plans to breast feed, nursing pads and nipple cream {another must for nursing mamas}, a new set of baby monitors {ours broke with our last baby}, a Moby wrap {more a want than a need – but this was one item I didn’t have before that I requested}, and of course – Huggies DIAPERS! Thanks to sweet family and friends that didn’t want this last baby to be slighted, we ended up having a small {but totally cute} shower to celebrate baby #3. I now have everything I need and my family is excitedly anticipating our final peanut to make his appearance.

Here are my top 10 picks for baby registries:

  1. a bouncy, vibrating seat or swing {or combination}
  2. a Boppy nursing pillow
  3. newborn gowns {makes for easy late night diaper changings!!}
  4. diaper bag
  5. crib sheets {at least 3 or 4}
  6. cloth diapers/burp cloths {bonus points for cute, personalized ones!}
  7. stroller
  8. baby carrier of some sort {a sling, a moby wrap, an Ergo or Baby Bjorn carrier}
  9. natural baby soap such as Shea Moisture Baby {also available at Target}
  10. Huggies Diapers!!

What about you? Is there something else you would add that you feel is important for a new mommy?

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