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Birthday Bash – Artsy Canvas Girl

Happy May Day! Ready for a Birthday? How about a Birthday Bash?? Today marks the first day of the MommyB Knows Best Birthday Bash and I’m excited to introduce you to Artsy Canvas Girl. When I first stumbled upon Kathy’s work I was very impressed at the way she manipulated the photos, using texture, colors, and words to enhance your average photo.

Kathy at Artsy Canvas Girl created a beautiful pink, brown, and white inspired owl banner collection of prints for Baby C’s birthday party. I sent her 12 photos from the different months of Baby C’s first year and gave her free reign on the photo cards. This is what she came up with:

Baby C Birthday Banner

Isn’t it absolutely adorable? I ended up putting them in chronological order before the party started. I opted to place them on the mantle right under Baby C’s “Happy Birthday Banner” however these would also look great strung together. Check out the great attention to deal here in a couple of close ups Kathy created (feel free to, “ooooh” and “ahhh.”:

Artsy Canvas Girl Birthday BashArtsy Canvas Girl Birthday Bash Print



Artsy Canvas Girl, photo stylizer, loves working on projects from Weddings, to Graduation announcements, and of course Birthday parties.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, unique photo creation for your special occasion that will become one of your favorite keepsakes, I strongly recommend Artsy Canvas Girl. Kathy is amazing to work with, very professional, yet personable as well.

Artsy Canvas Girl LogoFind Artsy Canvas Girl here:

In honor of the first day of the Birthday Bash, Artsy Canvas Girl would like to give one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a portrait (12×12 or 11×14 format) professionally printed with a choice of glossy, lustre or metallic finish mounted on mat board ready to frame. (retail value $49.95)

How to Win

Leave me comments for each of the following. Be sure to submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry you are submitting. One comment per entry. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be submitted you can qualify for additional entries.

Mandatory Entry

Tell me what your favorite Artsy Canvas Girl item is on her shop website. (remember to comment with this entry first for additional entries to count.)

Additional Entries
  1. Follow MommyB Knows Best on Facebook Due to the NEW Facebook Guidelines we are no longer allowing Facebook “likes” as an entry at this time.
  2. Follow Artsy Canvas Girl on Facebook Due to the NEW Facebook Guidelines we are no longer allowing Facebook “likes” as an entry at this time.
  3. Follow me on Twitter
  4. Follow Artsy Canvas Girl on Twitter
  5. Check out the Artsy Canvas Girl Blog and leave a comment, be sure to mention MommyBKnowsBest sent you!
  6. Follow me on Google Friend Connect
  7. Add my blog button to your site and comment with the URL
  8. DAILY ENTRY: Tweet about this giveaway: I entered to #win the BIRTHDAY BASH @artsycanvasgirl photo print GIVEAWAY by @mommybknowsbest:
  9. Purchase an item from Artsy Canvas Girl’s website during this giveaway and tell me you did
  10. MULTIPLE ENTRIES: Enter any of my other current giveaways and tell me which ones you did. (separate comments please.)


Giveaway ends June 1st @12:00 am. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.

I received samples of Artsy Canvas Girl’s work in order to complete my honest review for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary.

Juice in the City Modern Salon and Spa Discount

Modern Salon SpaIf you love Modern Salon & Spa in the Charlotte {and surrounding areas} or have been dying to try out their services, Juice in the City has a great deal going on today that you just have to take advantage of. Modern Salon is a highly regarded salon and spa in the area and has an amazing reputation.

I hadn’t had anything done to my hair in quite a while and coincidentally, I got my hair cut and highlighted at Modern Salon in Birkdale two weeks ago. My first and so far only experience with this salon was nothing less than great and the service from the staff was right up there, not to mention that Modern is an Aveda based salon so they get brownie points.

I have also heard rave reviews from other moms-in-the-know throughout Charlotte that the other Modern Salon and Spa locations can tout the same outstanding service. Not to mention that they have also been featured in several “best-of-the-best” lists and it’s no surprise why.

For today’s Juicy Deal, you pay only $12 for $25 worth of services at 2 Modern Salon and Spa locations (Ballantyne Village and Phillips Place). What an amazing deal! I’m getting mine, how about you? Click here to sign up for a free account and purchase your discounted gift card. Get one for yourself or pick one up as a gift for your friend or favorite blogger *wink, wink.

Juice in the City Logo

Also be sure to check out this sweet Mother’s Day Extravaganza in honor of Juice in the City’s first anniversary. You could win a $250 gift certificate to local spas/restaurants of your choice just by signing up and telling your friends about Juice in the City! Sign up now and click the Mother’s Day Extravaganza button to enter!

As a Juice in the City Ambassador I received compensation for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own opinions, yours may vary, but if I didn’t think it was great, I wouldn’t write about it.

Business2Blogger – Product Review 101

Business2Blogger LogoAs you read my regular posts, especially my review posts you may be thinking one of two things.

“Hey, I can do that, it’d be so much fun to review products and services, but I just don’t know how to get connected with companies.”


“I run a company and I’d love for more bloggers to write about my products but don’t know how to reach them all without having to email several bloggers.”

I have to say that among all of the places I get pitches from that Business2Blogger has been the easiest to find product reviews. Business2Blogger sends me an email every time they have a great groping of offers for bloggers. I’m not getting 50 emails a day from them and the jobs that they email are easy to determine if I’m a good fit because they list things like blog genre, monthly visitors, areas, and even post by dates on some jobs.

If I were a company I would LOVE Business2Blogger because they have great writers who are all located in one place. No searching through a database, only the qualified bloggers respond with their stats and you as a company can go through the responses and see who’s perfect for your pitch.

Whether you’re a company or an aspiring or working blogger, Business2Blogger is a service I’d highly recommend to anyone I know. Go check it out for yourself, several different options for Bloggers (no money involved) and different ad options for Businesses as well.

Do you currently use Business2Blogger? What do you think?

I wrote this post to be entered to win an iPad 2, however I fully believe that Business2Blogger is a great program and currently use it for my posts. I wouldn’t tell you about a great product if I didn’t believe in it. But some opinions may vary.

Sweet Dreams Fund: Children In Need

Sweet Dreams Fund

There are often issues in life that, luckily, we do not have to worry about. When devastation strikes parts of the globe often times it makes us realize the great things we have, at least for a moment. More often than not, that realization lasts only but a moment, and just as the prayers and funds slowly come to an end, so do our thoughts to those effected, and our gratitude for our own safety and families. There are horrible things happening to people all over the world on a daily basis. These are the moments we need to remember how blessed we really are.

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and in light of such a tragedy The Sweet Dreams Fund was set up at and is spreading the word about this great program that will provide young children of abuse with some comforting items once they enter shelters. Obviously nothing can take the place of the hurt and damage that will stay with them, but these gestures will hopefully allow them to take their mind off what has been normal life for them.

The Sweet Dreams Fund, with our help, is giving out teddy bears, coloring books, and crayons to these dear little angels. is asking for $1.11 per pledge. Any bit helps and when it comes to a great a cause as this. I hope that many of you will find that the smile on the children’s faces will be worth much more than a dollar, eleven cents. That’s my hope at least.

Child abuse strikes very close to my own heart and there was no way I could not donate, however I wanted to write this post in hopes that some of you, while you may not have experienced abuse yourself, seen it in your own family, or hometown, will understand what a great cause The Sweet Dreams Fund is to be reaching out to these injured children.

So won’t you please, head on over to’s campaign here: and make your donation. Be sure to spread the word, the more funds received the more children that can be reached. It really does take a village to raise a child, but the best village is that of caring, loving people. Review LogoI know I have a bunch of you super-savvy coupon-clipping awesome mommies who follow me. And in all honest I aspire to be you, it’ just falls by the way-side when it come to me making time to clip coupons. So, I applaud you for your money saving prowess. I on the other hand use a couple of coupons per grocery trip and search for discount codes before I buy anything online. That counts right??

Recently I heard about BradsDeals is a good mix between printable coupons, which some of you live for, online coupons and internet deals too! I like that it has a wide audience and the site even makes me want to reconsider trying to be a “couponer” again, but only for a few seconds *LOL*

BradsDeals have bargains for some of my favorite shops including, but not limited to, where I’ve bought some new and refurbished items from, The Children’s Place, for obvious reasons, although it always seems like I need to buy one clothing size up when I shop here (anyone else have that issue), and SitterCity, which is where a ton of my awesome mom friends have found great babysitters and pet sitters. Read More

MommyB Knows Best – Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

MommyB Knows Best Holiday Gift Guide and GiveawayWelcome to my first ever Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway!! I’m super excited that I’m even able to offer this to all of you, my wonderful readers. I was only expecting a handful of companies to feature, but amazingly I received such great feedback and have so many great businesses to share with you. Here’s the list of all of the companies I adore and better yet, starting very soon each company will have their own post, so you can learn more about them, and offer you a great giveaway from their products and services. Can’t you wait?!?!

So go on, check out these great companies, if you have questions or feedback please leave a note in the comments! Don’t you like my cute button? Bee sure to put one on your blog/website to get extra entries to the giveaways! Also check out the, “Find them here” links and be sure to follow for additional entries during our giveaways, plus it’s always nice to support great companies. Click more to read about each company and there may even be some great discounts as well! Read More

Vistaprint Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

VistaprintVistaprint huh? Well I’ve never known a bunch about Vistaprint, other than that they offer business card printing. Much to my surprise they do a whole lot more. I was thouroughly overwhelmed, (in a good way,) at the amount of products that the Vistaprint website offers.

With a wide variety of online sites to choose from Vistaprint’s pretty easy to access. While perusing the product selection I found some great ideas for mother’s day, hint hint Daddies!!  Here are a few of my top picks: Read More

Handfuls Handprints Review Part II

Handful's Handprints Part IISome of you may have read my Handfuls Handprints Review Part I and if not feel free to click on the link and check it out. Basically, Handfuls is a wonderful handcrafted impression “company” that imprints anyone’s hand or foot print using very fine techniques creating an amazing keepsake.

When we went to pick up our piece Little Miss A was super excited because she though she was doing the imprinting process again. I must confess I loved the process too. Jenny Bertleson, the owner of Handfuls Handprints was very gentle and sweet and made the imprints fun. Read More

Readeez Review and 2 Giveaways {Closed}

Readeez Review and GiveawayLittle Miss A and I couldn’t help but bop around our house listening and watching the materials from Readeez. There were even points in the songs where Miss A took out her inflatable guitar to rock along with the quirky songs.

I love Readeez because they remind me a little of the band They Might Be Giants’ style , if you don’t know who they are then stop reading my blog! No seriously TMBG is probably best known by parents because they are featured on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Higglytown Heroes, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Although they have some pretty awesome adult hits as well. Read More