In Lifestyle on
February 22, 2017

Alice in Wonderland x Land of Nod

Alice in Wonderland Bedding Collection from Land of Nod // www.gritsngrace.com

If you love Lewis Carroll’s classic story “Through the Looking Glass”, you will love this new bedding collection from Land of Nod.

Land of Nod recently released an absolutely beautiful new Alice in Wonderland bedding collection. I have been eyeing it for several weeks now since I am trying to figure out exactly how I want to redo the girl’s rooms. This beautiful collection was designed by artist Jillian Phillips.

The pieces available include:

Twin, Full or Queen Quilt // Wonderland Ace of Hearts Sham

Wonderland Throw Pillow // Drink Me Throw Pillow 

This collection would go perfect with the black Jenny Lind bed and set of 4 Looking Glass Mirrors, available from Land of Nod as well.

What do you think of the new Alice in Wonderland bedding collection? Let me know your thoughts below!

In Isla on
February 21, 2017

The Secret Lives of Princesses

Isla's Favorite Books" the secret lives of Princesses"// www.gritsngrace.com

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There is no secret that Isla loves to pretend to be a princess, and I am all for her doing so. Whether it through daily dress or tea parties, her imagination knows no bounds when it comes to pretending to be a princess. That’s why our favorite new book is “the secret lives of Princesses” by Philippe Lechermeier.

Isla's favorite reads // www.gritsngrace.com

We all know the story of Cinderella and Snow White; but do you know about Princess Molly Coddle, Princess Quartermoon, and Princess Anne Phibian? Probably not. But in this book, you will learn all about them.  At the end of this book, there is a neat little test that tells you what kind of princess you are. Of course, Isla was a whimsical princess!

Have you read “The Secret Lives of Princesses”? If so let me know! Also, if you are interested in checking out this book, just click on the photo below! Be sure to subscribe to our blog for more great books! Happy Reading!

In Lifestyle, Recalls on
February 16, 2017

Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers

Product recall information // gritsngrace.com

Britax is recalling all strollers that have the Click & Go receiver mount.  A damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat. If you own this stroller, make sure you stop using it immediately. For more information click here to contact Britax or call toll-free at 844-227-0300 from 8:30 a.m.to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or email Britax at stroller.recall@britax.com.

In Fashion, Lifestyle, Motherhood on
February 9, 2017

Mommy Beat: Date Night Looks ft. The Vanity Planet Palette Brush Set

Mommy Beat: Soft look for an in-home date night // www.gritsngrace.com

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I can’t believe how fast 2017 is flying by, just like 2016 did.

As parents it can be difficult to get a night out; sometimes we have to resort to creative measures just to get some time alone with one another. Well If you are thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, and its apparent that you won’t be venturing out, try having an in-home date night. Netflix and chill was created for this purpose right?

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In Uncategorized on
February 8, 2017

10 Important Lessons Men Should Teach Their Sons

10 Important Lessons Every Man Should Teach His Son

Guest post by Christopher Brown

As parents, it is our job to ensure that our children learn everything they need from us in order to become functioning adults.

However, for parents of  boys, we often find ourselves teaching them lessons that we find important, but  won’t help them be the men they need to be.  

While this list focuses on what I believe that all men should teach their sons, these lessons could similarly be applied to what all parents should teach their kids.

1.Self-discipline-Knowing how to work hard is just as important as working hard. Keeping yourself motivated when things are easy is one thing, but keeping yourself motivated when things are bad is another beast. Regardless of the situation, you must have the willpower to push through. Showing that you can do this will not only motivate those around you, it will make you a stronger man.

2. Take responsibility: In short step-up. Men take responsibility for their actions and don’t need others to tell them when or how to do so. Being responsible for one’s choices and actions Even true manhood is being able to admit when they are wrong.

3. Choose your battles wisely.  It’s important to know which ones are worth fighting and which ones are better left as is. It’s okay to be quiet and walk away. It doesn’t make you less of a man.

4.Be a gentleman: Having old school values is okay. Treating women with respect is even more than okay.

-Hold the door

-Offer your seat.

-Push her chair up to the table.

-Watch your language

5. Be honest with yourself and everyone else. Men who are honest are comfortable in themselves. “An honest man has an honorable manhood, which is something that every man should consider to succeed in life.”

6. Humility: Confidence is important but so is being humble. Men have to learn how to balance the two. Being able to do creates a strong and effective leader, which should be the goal for every man.

7.  Giving to others rather than receiving. Men who exemplify manhood see a need, and take the necessary steps to remedy that need.  Filling a void and helping others, gives you a greater sense of joy than seeing what others can do for you.

8. Manners-men (especially fathers) are portrayed as disgusting pigs (ala Al Bundy), but that’s not all men. Manners are important every second of the day, in every situation. Whether you are at home eating at your dinner table or eating in a five-star restaurant. Manners define people, and it separates us in terms of class and sophistication. Having manners and using them, also means that you are showing others around you respect.

9.  It’s okay to show feelings and to be sensitive. Toxic masculinity is a thing. To deny it exists is foolish. It’s not hard to find, and I could list several examples. In order to combat it, we have to teach our sons that it’s okay be vulnerable. It’s okay to show compassion to others. It’s a wonderful quality that all leaders have, which is why they are loved and respected by others.

10.  The first shall be last: This is a quote I read on facebook a year ago and typed into my phone as a reminder.

True manhood puts others first.  If you want to be a leader, then the place to be is on your knees, with a towel in your hand, washing someone’s feet.-Unknown. 

 

In Blogging Over Breakfast, Budgeting, Finance on
February 6, 2017

How I Used These 5 Survey Websites to Earn $1000+ In Extra Cash Each Month

How to Use Survey Sites to Make an extra $500 each month! // www.gritsngrace.com

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Everyone could use a little extra cash on the side. Most people, however, don’t have time to work a second job. Or if you are a SAHM, you may be looking to help supplement income for your household, without having to put your children in daycare. Luckily, there are tons of resources online to help you make extra money! Read more

In Family, Motherhood on
February 1, 2017

5 Things All Second Time Moms Should Know, Even If You’re Beyonce

Things Every 2nd Time Should Know// www.gritsngrace.com

Beyoncé is pregnant with baby number 2!!

Queen Bey herself broke the internet with her pregnancy announcement made via her official Instagram page. (She was the only thing that kept anything related to politics off my news feeds for a solid four hours).  As a mom of 4, I can attest that there is nothing sweeter nor more beautiful than giving birth. Read more

In Blogging Over Breakfast on
February 1, 2017

Start A Blog in 15 Minutes

How to Start a Money Making Blog in Just 15 Minutes!! // www.gritsngrace.com

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If you have decided that making money is your ultimate goal, then paying for your blog to be self-hosted from the beginning is your best bet. Going with a self-hosted blog can be a bit confusing in the beginning, but now worries; I am going to walk you through the process and tell you everything you need to know in order to get started.

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