Finally! Sunglasses for Kids that are Durable and Stylish {giveway, too}

This sunglasses for kids post was brought to you by Paxley.  All opinions are mine.

Eyes are valuable, we all know that.  Kids' eyes are so delicate and they need to be protected.  When we introduced him to his first pair of sunglasses at the age of 1, they weren't comfortable and he hated them.  Well, sometimes he would wear them, but they were off soon, and likely thrown on the floor.  Most kids' sunglasses aren't constructed well and break easily.  We've been through countless pairs of sunglasses.

The folks at Paxley understand kids and the need for quality glasses and sunglasses.  They have conducted extensive research and come up with safe, health concious, and chic eyewear for our kids.  Paxley eyewear has age-appropriate dimensions and the most quality, child-safe materials.  

  • pinchless hinges
  • adjustable temples
  • BPA free
  • lead free



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Save Money on Delicious Water with a Home Water Filter

This home water filter post was brought to you by Aquasana.  All opinions are mine.

water filter

Captain Fussybuckets and I are both, what I like to call, water snobs.  I really loathe the taste of tap water and as much as I hate to admit it, I would rather be a little bit thirsty than have to drink tap water and he is the same way.  For awhile, I would buy gallons of purified water at the grocery store.  Then I realized how horrible that is for the environment, especially if I don't recycle the plastic containers.  And really, who wants to lug those heavy jugs into the house and have to go to the store for water, if you don't have to?  Our refrigerator has a water filter, but we have had bad luck with replacement filters making the water taste…funky.

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Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due Giveaway – Thanks Mama and Teething Tots

To celebrate Baby Brother's arrival, I've joined the "Pink & Blue: Babies Are Due" Giveaway Hop hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes.  Michelle's baby girl was born this December, and Heather's baby boy set to arrive in January. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for babies ages newborn to 6 months of age. Whether its bottles, blankets, toys, or clothes, I'm sure you'll enjoy what all the bloggers have to offer. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at what the other blogs have to offer! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner.


Check out my Thanks Mama and Teething Tots reviews and enter to win a great prize from both awesome online stores in the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Combi USA teamed up with Heather on a Shuttle Infant Car Seat review, and they've also offered a giveaway! One US winner will win a Shuttle Infant seat as seen in the button above, with their choice of colors (black, red, royal blue or teal) ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE HERE!!!


It’s Christmas Baker’s Edition Giveaway – Win A KitchenAid Mixer {giveaway closed}


It’s Christmas Baker's Edition Giveaway Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media. Co-hosted by: Shannon's View from Here, My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, Joans 5 Star Reviews, Sweetphi, Mommy Kat and Kids and Naturally Frugalicious.

Christmas is a joyous and delicious time of the year!  We love to cook and eat yummy foods, like turkey, dressing, homemade cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and of course, Christmas cookies!  Hubby loves green bean casserole, so that's always a must, as well.  I always have a few kitchen items on my wish list for Christmas, so it's exciting to open up a new set of baking sheets, PFOA pans, or muffin tins!  But what would be more exciting than opening up a brand new KitchenAid mixer on Christmas morning?  That's why I signed up to participate in this awesome giveaway…so a reader could win their very own, or give one as a gift!

MPM Network Bloggers are gearing up for an amazing holiday season. Make sure you stop by and checkout all the tasty recipes below. Surely you will find something that makes your holiday even yummier!

One lucky reader will receive a KitchenAid Tilt-head Stand Mixer + accessories!

Giveaway ends December 9th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

Giveaway is over and Rhonda W. is the winner!

Disclosure:Life With Captain Fussybuckets is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Treat Yourself Giveaway! {closed}

This giveaway was brought to you by Little Pim.


Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and there's one thing everyone is looking forward to…treats!  The Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop is here, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro. In this Hop, you'll find lots of special treats to keep your entering giveaways until it's time to go out and gather your own! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don't forget the ultimate treat… the Treat Yourself Grand Prize!

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YumEarth Giveaway {closed}

YumEarth candy Halloween Giveaway

October is here and the trick-or-treaters will be knocking all too soon!  Prepare your candy basket with all natural, yummy candy from YumEarth!  YumEarth is free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes, and made with real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients, grown on sustainable family farms.  YumEarth also never contains gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts.  Plus, they taste absolutely delicious!  

To keep your trick-or-treaters happy, or to stock your candy jar for the whole year, YumEarth and Life With Captain Fussybuckets are giving one lucky winner a year's supply of candy.  One winner will receive TWELVE bags of an assortment of YumEarth candy, valued at $80.  YumEarth gummy bears, fruit snacks, sour beans, and organic lollipops will keep your mouth happy without the junk that it is in traditional candies!

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Say Goodbye to Bed Wetting…Naturally…with Nytone {giveaway closed}

This giveaway has been sponsored by Nytone.

We have been really lucky with the Captain in that he has only wet the bed only a handful of times since he potty trained when he was 2 1/2.  I know that it is because he is a light sleeper, which has been a huge curse in the past, but in the sense of bed wetting, it has been a blessing!  D is much different though.  He is a heavy sleeper and sleeps through a LOT, so while he is potty trained, he still has to wear diapers or trainers at night.  This is okay right now, for a 2 1/2 year old, but I forsee a problem in the future if he continues this way.  I was thrilled to learn about the Nytone Bed Wetting Alarm because I didn't realize there was such an option.  I have known kids up through age 10 who have had to wear protection at night, take medicine, etc, but there is hope for help with Nytone!


Nytone is a local Utah company with over 30 years of extensive experience in the industry.  They produce a natural, cost effective, and compassionate cure for bed wetting in children of all ages. The statistics are alarming, not only how many children suffer from this today, but the ages at which they do so! Many children are in their teenage years, particularly boys, and as the children get older, this problem becomes more embarrassing and difficult to deal with. A child who is unable to participate in the normal day to day activities, like sleepovers with friends, campouts with their local community organization or functions that require long overnight stays will develop a self-esteem problem that will be difficult to overcome as long at the behavior continues. 

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Turbo Gears Marble Mania {Giveaway Closed}


Summer is coming to a close (hooray!) and we're celebrating One Last Hurrah for Summer with this giveaway hop hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

For the next two weeks, enjoy this last hurrah of the season by hopping around to all the bloggers who have come together to offer some great prizes to give away!

You know that my boys really love their educational toys from The Learning Journey International.  This prize is sure to be loved, too!  One winner will make a child very happy with the Techno Gears Marble Mania – Twin Turbo Trax 2.0!  Kids will have a blast building and racing on this fun marble speedway!  Fun sound effects, including a countdown to the race launch, add to the excitement and the winning time is shown on the trophy's LED display.

learning journey international

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Gandhara Designs Fair Trade Necklace {Giveaway Closed}

This fair trade necklace giveaway was brought to you by Gandhara Designs.  All opinions are mine.

Beautiful jewelry that is fair trade and high quality is hard to come by.  It is very hard to tell if something has been created by workers who are treated ethically and fairly.  Gandhara Designs is a Canadian boutique that specializes in one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality artisinal jewelry hand-crafted from artisans all over the world.  These pieces are unique and can be passed on throughout the generations.

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Handmade Kitchen Utensils Giveaway


Are you looking for a way to go more natural in your home?  Start with your kitchen utensils!

This absolutely gorgeous set of 4 handmade wooden kitchen spoons comes from Polder's Old World Market.  The Polder Family makes these gorgeous utensils from fallen hardwood trees on their farm in Northeast Tennessee.  This lovely set is made from Wild Cherry wood and shined to perfection with olive oil.  Completely natural, safe, and beautiful for your kitchen!

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