central valley today with alex delgado

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by Shannon on October 9, 2014

Welcome Central Valley Today viewers! Thank you for stopping by Happy Hour Mom to get more information about the products we featured this afternoon with Alex Delgado on Channel 24. I have included  a description for each of the featured products below, with pricing, for your reference. Before you leave, make sure you take a [...]

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Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to be a mom. More specifically I knew that I had to have a little girl. When we got pregnant with baby number one I thought it had to be a girl….wrong. When we found out at 15 weeks that we were having  a [...]

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retro modern style | joovy baby gear

retro style | modern baby gear from joovy

by Toni on June 24, 2013

There are many retro inspired baby gear items on the market these days. It’s not just fashion trends that are cyclical. I was a child born in the 80′s and sported teased hair, lots of neon, and tapered jeans (that I swore off forever). Now I’m constantly seeing so many things come back around with [...]

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trend watch | flower wreath crowns

trend watch | flower wreath crowns

by Toni on June 14, 2013

Floral wreath crowns aren’t just for sweet little girls walking down wedding aisles anymore. These fun floral accessories have even been spotted on male models at the Vivienne Westwood SS 2013 runway show and was worn by all of the guests at Kim Kardashian’s recent baby shower.  As the history goes European women, typically the [...]

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diy spring decor for your home

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by Shannon on March 29, 2013

The weather is changing, the flowers are blooming, and Easter is quickly approaching. Spring is officially in the air and it is time to brighten up your home with a splash of color and creativity before the coming holiday weekend. Where do we turn for inspiration? Why Pinterest of course! Check out these fantastic DIY [...]

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painted easter eggs

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by Shannon on March 28, 2013

Break away from normal dyeing techniques this Easter and get creative with your favorite paints. Go bright, go soft, dabble, dot, press or splatter to your heart’s content. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to coloring Easter Eggs, and using your favorite paints allows you to get even more creative. I don’t know [...]

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glitter easter eggs

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by Shannon on March 27, 2013

Glitter makes everything better, and Easter eggs are no exception. You can completely coat your eggs in glitter, go halfsies, or get creative with fun glitter stickers. For the older kiddos (or you), you can try out the Martha Stewart glitter packs, or you can use any glitter in your craft drawer or at your local [...]

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decoupage easter eggs

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by Shannon on March 26, 2013

With the kiddos home for Spring break, it’s time to break out your mod podge, pretty napkins, tissue paper, and anything else worthy of being glued to an egg. Check out these creative ideas we found around the web, and see what you can find around the house to make this years’ Easter eggs extra [...]

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You juggle kids, work, home, volunteering and everything else in between. Are you really enriching your life by doing everything? It’s tough to be supermom. As a site completely dedicated to reminding moms how important it is to take time for themselves and providing time-saving tips we know first hand how hard it is to turn off your [...]

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baby girl nursery inspiration | desert tulip

baby girl nursery inspiration | desert tulip

by Toni on February 5, 2013

Pink, pink and more pink. After having a baby boy the first time around I find myself practically crying tears of joy every time I land in an aisle shopping for baby clothes and accessories for my little girl on the way. I give props to couples who can wait to find out until their [...]

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still enjoying our holiday toys | walmart shopping

January 20, 2013
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Now that we are well into the new year, the only reminder of the holiday season is that house on the corner that just doesn’t want to let go of those old school Christmas lights, and the refreshing preoccupation of my little ones as they enjoy their newest toys. As a family we try to [...]

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happy holidays from happy hour mom

January 1, 2013
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Here’s to 2013! 2012 was a year full of ups and downs. We wish you much luck and love in the new year!   ~Toni & Shannon

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start your year off clean | mrs. meyer’s

December 22, 2012
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I hold many Minnesota-based brands close to my hearts. Mrs. Meyer’s is one that is on the top of my list. Their products offer fresh somatic scents but they still ensure that their products are safe, extremely high quality and safe for your family and the environment. From laundry to everyday household cleaners these products [...]

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parent vs. santa | who gives better gifts?

December 17, 2012
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Who gives what gifts? How many are too many? Do you, as parents, ask yourself these questions too? With a 4yo son and another on the way I want to make sure that this holiday is a special one. This will be the last Christmas with all of the attention on him. He’s looking forward [...]

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gift giving for everyone on your list | red envelope

November 29, 2012
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Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love this time of year! The baking, the planning, decorations, Christmas ornaments, holiday cards and even the shopping. I make my Excel lists and try to spread the festivities out over the course of the entire month of December, for stress reason as well. If money was no object [...]

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trendy thanksgiving decor for kids

November 12, 2012
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2012 is flying by. It’s hard to believe that we are knee-deep in holiday festivities with Thanksgiving just around the corner. I have a huge family on both sides. Our traditions typically require crowding into someone’s home, sweating our butts off from all the kids playing and body heat, eating tons of great food while [...]

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are halloween costumes for kids too sexy and too scary?

October 31, 2012
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It seems to get more and more difficult to pick out Halloween costumes for my oldest daughter. As a 7 year old, in second grade, there is a fine line between having a “baby” costume, and a peer-accepted “cool” costume. We are walking the line closely this year as Merida from Disney’s Brave, and I have [...]

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halloween party treats for kids | rice krispie pumpkins

October 30, 2012
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As we sat down for dinner last night, my four year old mentioned her Halloween Party. My husband glanced over at me and I knew he had forgotten to tell me something. In fact, he forgot to tell me that he had put my name down to bring the class dessert. Yes, MY name. At [...]

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2012 halloween trend | ombre pumpkins

October 29, 2012
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Ombre here, ombre there, ombre pumpkins? The ombre trend has extended its way from hair to home decor and now pumpkin design. If carving isn’t your style this Halloween season then get out your paint and follow a few tips from Funky Time. 1: Spray paint the pumpkin white (as a base). 2: Paint the [...]

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holiday gift ideas | shari’s berries

October 27, 2012
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Sometimes you just need a go to gift for any occasion. Whether your cousin has had a recent surgery, your BFF just started a new job or it’s a holiday anywhere from the 4th of July to Halloween, Shari’s Berries has a great gift for you to give. This summer when I had an appendectomy [...]

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