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What to Buy Mom for Mother’s Day at Brylane Home {Review}

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I’ve always thought Mother’s Day was so perfectly timed with the arrival of spring, when flowers are at their best, everyone is in a good mood, and spring-cleaning is on many minds.  At this time of the year, I’m usually in the mood for a big DIY home improvement project and a big, new change.  Projects and change usually involve some shopping and a few big purchases, and Brylane Home is a great place to start if you’re looking to twist your man’s arm into a fresh, new Spring look (inside or out) in the name of getting something new for Mother’s Day!

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You can find thousands and thousands of items that mothers will love at Brylane Home, from kitchen appliances to new bedding sets, and here are some fabulous ideas for you, your wife, or your mom for Mother’s Day!

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Now, the popular thing here in Boston seems to be hard wood floors throughout entire apartments everywhere.  This makes for beautiful spaces, but everything feels a little cold and hard, especially for crawling babies, so finding good rugs and mats is a must.  I was sent this Sunset Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug to review, and it is perfect for our current space!

rugSo here’s why I love Indoor/Outdoor rugs.  They are very very durable and they hold up better to stains and fading.  They might be a little rougher on bare feet, but sometimes durability comes before appearance when you live with little kids.  Though it is intended for a patio, for now, its chillin in our kitchen.

rug2This rug measures 5′ by 7′, but it feels SO much larger!  Perhaps the stripes help elongate it.

All you need to clean this beauty is a little mild detergent, and vacuum regularly to maintain it.  You could even take it outside and rinse it off with a hose and let it dry on your porch.  Naturally, reducing exposure to rain and moisture will prolong the life of the rug, so I’m happy to keep this indoors for good.

rug1I really love the colors and the modern stripes!  The tans and reds really warm up the room without being too loud and obnoxious.  Earth tones are great for any space.  This will be fantastic for keeping the (rental) wood floor well-maintained while toys are still being chucked across the room.

rug3The boys have been playing on this since I unrolled it!  Comfy, “Little Brother”?

Would I love this rug for Mother’s Day?  Absolutely.  In fact, I’ll call this my Mother’s Day gift this year.  Thanks so much, Brylane Home!

Check out all the other useful (and very affordable) Mother’s Day gifts at Brylane Home and follow along to keep up on new items and coupons!

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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Aquatopia {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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My youngest turns two years old in April, and he’s lately discovered pouring, measuring, and transferring items from one container to another.  He will spend a good hour playing with the dry beans and measuring spoons, the rice and construction trucks, or the noodles and dinosaur toys.  I love that he’s found something to keep his interest for such a long time and that we can play together with something that actually makes sense to me (!), but I really hate finding those tiny pieces of beans/rice/noodles stuck in the carpet or strewn across our family room.

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Aquatopia offers innovative products for playtime, naptime, and bathtime, and one of the products that caught my eye from the beginning is the Large Memory Foam Play Rug in the Whale design.  I love the memory foam that saves my knees and elbows as we play, and the fleece is soft without being too plush to lose small pieces.  I especially love that this play rug provides some sort of boundary — we have to keep all of the toys on the mat while we play, and it’s large enough for all four of us to play together at once.

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Aquatopia also offers this same Large Memory Foam Play Rug in a Hippo design and also offers a Small Memory Foam Play Rug in the same hippo and whale designs.

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The Aquatopia Deluxe Memory Foam Nap Mat was recently picked by Parenting Magazine as a ‘gotta have it’ product in their August 2012 issue and is an excellent Back to School nap mat.  It can be used for traveling, day care, and in the corner of your room for wandering children during the night.  🙂

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My little boy has also discovered the fun of playing in the water during bathtime, and we carve out a good 45 minutes so the boys can play each night.  It surprises me that they still ask to stay in longer each night, especially when they usually only have their plastic cups and a funnel to play with in the tub!  Aquatopia makes a great Bathtime Scoop for all of these other toys that find their way into our bathtub.

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Whether for playtime, naptime, or bathtime, Aquatopia has quality products with an innovative twist to set them above the rest — head over to Aquatopia to pick out your favorites, then come back here to enter to win a Large Memory Foam Play Rug (either whale or hippo design)!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 9th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Aquatopia, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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