Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mariah Creations- Review & Giveaway

Mariah at Mariah Creations  puts her heart into creating each and every piece at her etsy shop, and you can tell by just viewing her etsy shop. 

Just a few items I would love to share with you from her website that I think are just absolutely adorable.

Just thought I would share with you just a couple of my favorite products from the shop.. If I post everything I like this post would go on forever.

When Mariah asked me which product I would like to have for my Mariah (yes my daughters name is Mariah too), I knew right away this would be hard. I do love though, the patterns she uses because they are not your typical designs. I have always loved the pink/black/white color combo for my daughter and it is not that easy to find.

 I saw the Hot pink zebra pillow case dress  and knew right away that Mariah needed that print. We go to Disneyland every year so this will be perfect for our trip next February/March.

My little princess fell in love as soon as we opened the package. Everything about the dress was perfect and so my daughter. It is very well put together... everything is sewn very well, size 2 dress and fit my daughter great and still has plenty of room for growth. Which with children we know how fast they grow so that is always a major plus to me. The under shorts fit her perfect and were comfortable since I got 0 complaints as my daughter wore them. The headband fit perfect with enough room to bungee and fit her head as that grows too =)

She just loved wearing this and showing it off to everyone she came in contact with. Proud owner of an adorable pillow case and matching headband/hair bow from Mariah Creations . I will definitely be a future buyer for more pillow case dresses and other items!


Go to Mariah Creations and take a look at her site and go buy your very own pillow case dress or other product.


 Mariah Creations  has generously offered to one lucky winner one pillow case dress of your choice! That means YOU can WIN one dress in your choice of size and pattern!


Make sure to leave your email address under each comment.. also make sure to make a separate comment for EACH entry. If one entry is worth 2 entries leave two separate comments for that one entry.

Mandatory Entry
Go to Mariah Creations  and tell me which one item you would love to have!

Extra Entries

(2 entries) Add Mariah Creations to your etsy favorites!
(2 entries) Favorite one item from Mariah Creations etsy shop!
(1 Entry) GFC of Princess Mom of 3
(1 Entry) 'Like" Princess Mom of 3  on Facebook
(1 Entry) Twitter follow Princessmom2
(1 entry) Follow on Networked Blogs
(1 entry) Tweet about this giveaway and comment to where it can be found (Can be down up to 3x daily)
(5 entries) Blog about this giveaway with links to my blog and giveaway. (comment with link to blog post)
(10 entries) Make a purchase to Mariah Creations etsy shop while this giveaway is going on (will verify with Mariah).

Giveaway Ends

On July 21st at 8pm PST.
      Winner will be chosen at that time through Winner will be contacted and given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. (This is why email on each comment is very important)

These products were given to me to review and give my honest opinion at no cost to me


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Planning

I know I have 4 months to go still but we all know how time just flys by these days. 4 months will be here before we know it, like it or not. Our baby girl will be 2..yes 2 in November. Just the thought of it makes me sad. Our last baby isn't so baby anymore.

I have figured out the theme for her 2nd birthday party.. We are going to go with a Lady Bug theme. Lately she has had a little obsession for Lady Bugs.. she calls them 'Bugs". Now if she finds them in person she might not care for them as much as she does on her clothing, toys or books.

I am excited to plan her birthday. Her 1st birthday I didn't really plan it out and it was more last minute. It was a skulls theme.. Yes I know not your typical 1st birthday but it fit her perfect and us. It was cute..

Now that I have chosen I need to pick a location.. Date will be on her actual birthday since it will be a Saturday this year (yay). I would really love to do it at a park but we just never know at that time what the weather will be like here in Vegas. My sister is moving into her own place soon, hmm maybe she loves me enough to have it ha ha j/k Valerie.

Stay tuned for the birthday planning by yours truly and actually with the help of a few sites who will be featured in reviews/giveaways. If there is any other sites who would like to be featured and help my little princess have a fun 2nd party email me at (francine_gray at yahoo dot com). We will love to host a review for you!!

* If you have any cute ideas for decorations, cakes, foods, etc I would love any suggestions!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Winner Winner

THANK YOU to all of you that entered this giveaway and made it a successful one! 186 comments!!!
Stay tuned because there will be more giveaways to come!!

And the winner of the Distinctly Ivy $15 Gift Card  is....

*Drum Roll*

Comment #38...

Congrats goes to...
Marcie W. said... 38

 My daily tweet 6/8 #2


Once you are contacted by email, you will have 48 hours to respond. If not response within 48 hours then at that point another winner will be choosen... 


Friday, June 24, 2011

Whoopie Doos Review

       Christa, owner of Whoopie Doos brought over some samples to try "The Original" Whoopie Doo. Christa makes these from scratch at her home for others people to enjoy.

I will start off by saying "YUMMY in my tummy" they are good. So soft and moist, freshly baked to perfection. My children, husband and I enjoyed them with every bite. Such a nice treat for anyone with a sweet tooth or a love for chocolate. The Original is a chocolate cake with marshmallow cream filling and chocolate chips.

Now if that doesn't sound good, you need to check out her other recipes and flavors she makes as well..

The Original
Rich Chocolate cakes with marshmallow cream filling and chocolate chips.

The Mint
Rich chocolate cakes with melted Andes candies inside with cream filling.

The PB&C
Rich chocolate cakes with creamy peanut butter filling and peanut butter chips

The Strawlate
Strawberry cakes with creamy milk chocolate filling.

The Ultra Strawlate
Rich chocolate cakes with creamy filling with fresh strawberries also topped with strawberries.

Whoopie Doos are minis.. So it is the perfect bite size treat.. Perfect for an occasion.

Place your order today!!!

$10 Sold by the dozen
$13 for Ultra dozen


Contact Christa at 702.610.9205
Go "Like" Whoopie Doos on facebook Whoopie Doos

Don't forget to let Christa know Princess Mom of 3 sent you!!!

These products were given to me to review and give my honest opinion at no cost to me.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crafty Fun

So you all know I love making hair clips for my little girl.

I have made a name hanging thing for Mariah's room (wood letters decorated by me).

I have made a couple hair bow holders.

Flower hair Clips.

Now I can add baby wipes cover to my list of crafty ability.

I must say not bad for my 1st attempt at it. We attended a baby shower this past weekend and their baby theme is "Bees". So my sister had some cute Bee fabric and I thought hey why not try and make a cover for the wipes case. I carry around one with a pink/black skull covered one.

It may not be perfect but I thought it came out great! We didn't use this one since my sister made one as well.. So being the nice sister I am, I let her use hers but I kept the one I made =)

Maybe I will make another cute pattern one soon and do a fun little giveaway.. Would anyone be interested in a wipes cover? 


Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 30 - My Life the Last Month

Day 30- What have I been up to this past month...

Let's see where do I start?

Boy's finished their 4th and 1st grade school year over a week ago now. They both did great in school this past year.. I couldn't be more proud to be their mama.

My grandpa passed away in May.. That was a very hard week and not a day goes by that I don't think of him... but I do know he is in a better place and we are filled with memories and love to stay with us forever.

I started working for the family business. I am now the secartary , doing most of the paper work. I will do more as time goes on and I get the hang of it more. I get paid by getting us all insurance including dental. So far so good =)

Mariah had her 18mo check up (at 19 months) She now weighs 23lbs and is 32 inches tall. She only had one shot and actually seem to love the doctor we saw since her usual one was booked up for yet another month wait. I may actually start seeing this one since she seemed to really enjoy his presence and he was really good with her. 

Husband was in a car show and he won Best of Show of the whole show. That was pretty exciting for him and us.. We look forward to many more car shows to come with more winning and fun memories with his hobby.

I posted a giveaway this month on my blog (Go check it Out). It ends this Friday and so far it has a great amount of entries. I hope it helps the company out and gets her some business to her site.She really does do awesome work. I love my earrings and wear them a lot. I will be posting more giveaways so stay tuned!

Been having a lot of fun play dates at the water parks and pools here in town. Gotta keep these kiddos busy during their summer vacation.

Got to visit with my best friend last week (She lives in Arizona now). That was really nice to see and chat with her.

I joined my sons school PTA.. I actually am one of next years Vice Presidents of the PTA.. I am excited to be more involved in my children's school and be apart of the upcoming events my children enjoy every year.

What have I missed??? lately things have been crazy so blogging has been put on hold.. I really hope to get more on a schedule and make more time to blog about our fun little adventures..

P.S.. Happy belated Father's Day to all the awesome daddies out there!!!


Thursday, June 16, 2011


So as some of you might remember reading in previous posts, I started working for the family business as the secretary. My first real day was this past Monday and everything has gone smoothly thus far. I think once I get a schedule with all the things I need to do I will feel more organized.

My husband made his office a office/ play area for our children so they have somewhere to play and keep busy while mommy works. We need to take the TV down there and connect a PlayStation 2 there so they can play and watch movies. Mariah has some toys down there too so she can keep busy and have fun.

I am working for health insurance for our family. I had to use it already on the 7yo the other day because he was having some issues with having to urinate so much within a 24 hour period. We were sent yesterday to have some blood work down to rule out diabetes and any other issues. I personally think he is OK since the Dr. appointment he has gotten better already. Although I am glad they ran tests as it is always good to know for sure. Hopefully we get the results and get good news that he is healthy as can be!

I need to get back into posting my daily posts. I know I have day 30 to do still too. I had such a fun time doing the 30 days of blogging. Maybe I can find another fun little blog challenge of some sort.

Hope all my fellow bloggers are doing great... Enjoy your Thursday!!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 29 - Wish for the Future

Day 29- Wish for the Future

What do I wish for the future...
 For my family to be healthy and live happy lives!
To watch my children grow old and watch them grow into their own families as happy as we are today. 
For us to own our own home.. one we can live in forever and pass down to our children.
To be debt free
To go back to college and finish with a BA (if not higher)
To continue to be the best wife and mommy I can be!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 28- Favorite Place

day 28- Favorite Place  


The beach

Not the best picture of my home.. But Home Sweet Home


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Day 27- Current Read

Day 27- Currently Reading

Besides books I read to my little princess, and books the boys sometimes like to read to me, I will say I am not much of a reader. I really don't seem to have time or patience to get into a good book. I have though in the past read some good books and wish I had more time to read. Maybe as the summer is here and may have more down time I can get into some good reads.

I do however have a review coming up on my blog for a book called "The Sun in my Eyes". Stay tuned for that as I am excited to get into reading it and sharing with you my review on it.

Oh I am reading a book I won in a giveaway too, now that I just remembered as I am reading it slowly LOL. Its "What to expect in the second year" That is a good read to learn about all the fun things to come with my baby girl.


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Day 26 - Favorite Memory

Day 26- Favorite Memory

Now personally I don't think I can pin point just one memory as a favorite memory. I have had some pretty awesome memories in my lifetime.

The day I met my husband.. If it was not for this day we wouldn't be where we are today.
The day my 1st born was born.. Noah 10 years ago came into our life and filled it with so much happiness and love. I don't think I ever knew just how much my life was going to change, but for all the best.
The day we got married and made it official we were the Gray family!
The day our second son was born.. Isaiah 7 years ago.. He ended up coming a month early but it was the earliest best gift to ever get surprised with. 
The day our last born, our only little girl was born...Mariah a 1.5 year ago came into our lives and completed that last puzzle piece to our family to make us complete.

Becoming a wife and mother have been two of the BEST things to ever happen to me and my 'favorite" memories.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Day 25- 3 Good Things to Happen to Me

day 25- 3  good things to happen in the last 3 months..

1. Celebrating 10 years married to my husband. Seriously to me that is a great accomplishment for us and any other couple to hit that milestone in a marriage. I feel truly blessed to have found such an amazing guy to spend the rest of my life with. Finding that special someone is such an awesome GOOD feeling!

2. Getting health insurance for my family. As most of you know how important health insurance is, you also know just how expensive it is as well if you can't get it from your employer. My father in law is going to be retiring soon so I am taking over as the book keeper/ secretary for the family business and will be receiving health care in return. Yes that is FULL health and dental insurance. This is definitely GOOD news!

3. As much as loosing our grandparents has hurt us, made us very sad.. I will say that there was good that came out of it as well. It brought our families together so see each other even if it was for only a couple days. Living in Vegas with family all over makes it hard to see some of our family members. As for my husbands side we had not seen them in 13 months so it was definitely nice to see all of them in Kansas. Seeing family is always a GOOD thing!


Monday, June 06, 2011

Chunky Bling Review

Jewelry, a girl's best friend right?

Chunky Bling  has the World's Largest of beaded watches but that is not all they carry.. They also have bracelets, rings and necklaces.
 Here are a couple pieces that I thought were something I would totally wear or even to purchase for someone I know who would love these pieces of jewelry. ..

I was given the opportunity to pick out a ring of my choice to review and choice the beautiful Swarovski Pearl Mystic Black Ring as shown here ...

I have never bought a ring unless I had the chance to try on first since I do have pretty small fingers so sizing can be hard.. I choose the size 5-6 and it fits perfect. It has a stretch cord type brand so even if it was a bit to small, It could have still fit perfect into it. I am always kinda picky about wearing stuff that matches my clothing so I picked the black pearl since it matches most of my wardrobe. I also loved the idea of it having 3 pearls on it since it kinda symbolizes my 3 children.
These rings are made of silver plated beads, rhinestones and genuine Swarovski pearls.

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Go to Chunky Bling and make your purchase today!! Everything is priced to sell!!

This product was given to me to review and give my honest opinion at no cost to me.


Day 24- Picture of something I LOVE

Day 24- A picture of something I LOVE

If you know me, then you know there is only one thing that is most important to me in life...

My Family

I know it did say something that I loves so I would say if I had to pick a certain object it would be my camera. I love taking photos and looking back at all the memories later!!


Sunday, June 05, 2011

Day 23: Celebrity Crush

Day 23- Celebrity Crush

Well I will say that I think some actors are pretty cute especially while watching them in certain movies as their acting part. I can't say I have a "crush" on any one male actor at this moment but I do have a few guys that I think are some yummy eye candy =)

Justin Timberlake.. Always yummy eye candy

Ryan Reynolds.. yum again..

Bradley Cooper.. I think it's the eyes & smile

Pretty sure I could list more celebrity hotties but this is good for now =)


Friday, June 03, 2011

Distinctly Ivy Review & Giveaway

Ivy first started out by making custom bridesmaid bracelets for her sisters wedding.. and then came Distinctly Ivy Jewelry. Go check out Ivy's site Distinctly Ivy

Here are a few items that caught my eye right away on her shop...

Photographer Camera Necklace is so perfect for anyone with a love for photography. I actually might be purchasing this item for my son's teachers end of the year gift as she is photographer when she is not teaching. She even has matching earrings to go with it too.. Photography Earrings

This hand stamped necklace is so perfect for mothers days, birthday, or really any holiday or even just to say I love you... Hand Stamped Name Necklace 

I got to review a set of wooden earrings that Ivy choose for me.. At first I was a little scared since my ears have always been so sensitive to anything in my ears unless it was real gold/silver.

I expected them to be heavy and big, but I was so far from right.. They are so perfect in size ( They hang down 1.75 inches and are 1 inch across) and are so light weight that I even forget they were even hanging on my ears. I wore them all day today and must say I am very happy with them. My ears have no sensitivity to them at all. They look great with your hair up and even while your hair is down. I would defiantly recommend these if someone was thinking of making a purchase.

Ivy has a wonderful selection of jewelry to choose from and with great  prices you are sure to come out with some beautiful items.


Go to Distinctly Ivy and make a purchase today!!!


Distinctly Ivy  is generously offering a $15 Gift Certificate to the Distinctly Ivy etsy site for YOU to choose any item/s of your choice..

Make sure to leave your email address under each giveaway.. Make sure to make a separate comment for each entry!

Mandatory Entry to giveaway..
Go to Distinctly Ivy 's etsy shop and tell me which item you would love to have!!


(3 entries) Go to Ivy's Blog and become a GFC follower and tell her Princess Mom of 3 sent you!
(1 entry) GFC of Princess Mom of 3
(1 Entry) Follow Distinctly Ivy on twitter
(1 entry) Follow me Princessmom2 on twitter
(2 entries) "Like" Distinctly Ivy  on FB & tell her a quick thank you for this giveaway at Princess Mom of 3
(2 entries) "Like" Princess Mom of 3 on FB
( 1 entry) Tweet about this giveaway and comment with where it can be found.( can be done 3x daily)
(5 entries) Blog about this giveaway with links to my giveaway post and tell me where to find it.
(10 entries) Make a purchase while this giveaway is still going on (will verify with Ivy)

Giveaway Ends:
On Friday June 24th at 8pm PST.
Winner will be chosen at that time through Winner will be contacted and given 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. (This is why email on each comment is very important)

These products were given to me to review and give my honest opinion at no cost to me.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

10 Years of Marriage... Happy Anniversary!!!

10 years ago I married my high school sweetheart, my best friend, my love, my soulmate.. my everything..

I thank my husband for 10 years of wonderful memories, 3 beautiful children, everything he does for our family to have the things we have today, for the smiles he brings to my face daily, the laughs, being the best father to our children, and for loving me uncondionally.

I remember the night I met my husband back 14 years ago.. He was babysitting with a buddy of his (his friends neice/nephew). He kept playing little games to get my attention...chasing me around.. tickling me.. you name it he tried it.. He got me that night... couple more dates then we made it officaial as a couple on Febuary 14, 1997. High school sweeties...

Married Saturday June, 2nd 2001 in Las Vegas Nevada..

10 years today of marriage.. I couldn't be happier that I have found my one true love to spend not only these 10 years together but many more years to come.. Someone to grow old with, share even more beautiful memories and watch our children grow...

10 years later and this is what I am blessed with...

I must thank all the wonderful family and friends that have love and  supported us and believed in us since the begining...

I am the happiest and most luckiest girl in the world to be blessed with all I have today!!! 
Thank you hunny and I love you SO very much!!!
Always and Forever...