March 2015 | Being Jane

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cinderella Ballet Giveaway - Arizona!

Emma is Cinderella's number one fan. Anything Cinderella-themed and she becomes ecstatic. When I told her that we are going on a mommy-daughter date next month to see a ballet about Cinderella she started jumping up and down and said "Can we wear big dresses together like Cinderella?"... I said we most definitely could, and there might be some lip gloss involved!

The ballet will be performed by Ballet Etudes School of Dance.

"The classic tale of beautiful Cinderella, her clumsy step-sisters, a magical Fairy Godmother, and a handsome Prince comes to life in Ballet Etudes' fan-favorite production. With magical sets and costumes and original choreography set to Prokofiev’s breathtaking score, this production of Cinderella will leave you believing in magic."

Ballet Etudes was generous enough to offer my readers 4 tickets to the performance on April 25th at 7pm! This is a local giveaway, for Arizona residents (or if you plan taking a drive here you're welcome to enter!).

Enter through the giveaway form below! There is only one required entry, plus additional ways to earn more entries to win this fun night out! If you want to attend, regardless of the giveaway results, you can buy tickets on Ticketmaster for any of the three performances!

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The Cinderella ballet will be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ. The giveaway is open to entrants ages 18 and older. This giveaway was sponsored by Ballet Etudes and Emma's opinion of Cinderella is all her own. Open to U.S. residents only, particularly those in Arizona. Winner will pick up their 4 tickets at Will Call the night of the show.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stitch Fix Reveal

This post does contain affiliate links, however I am not obligated to write posts for Stitch Fix, nor did they ask me to. All of my opinions and love for the company are my own!

Hey friends! It's time for a Stitch Fix reveal! I always have so much fun perusing my friend's blogs and seeing what cute items they were sent that month. If you aren't familiar with Stitch Fix, it is an awesome concept where you have a personal stylist analyze your clothing and style likes, taste, and profile that you submit on the website, and they customize your monthly "Fix" of five items, which is sent directly to your door!  I always lean towards the everyday clothing choices, and customize my fixes that way, but if I know I have a hot date night coming up, or a business event, I can change each Fix based on my needs or the weather that month!

I took a silly little unboxing video, with the help of my eager little daughter Emma who wanted to inspect every item as I took it out, so enjoy this little preview and check out the outfit posts below!

As you can see by my face, I was not feeling so confident in this maxi dress. I sure loved it before I put it on, but my tummy and hips just aren't ready for a solid-colored soft maxi. Every line and lump was accentuated and so I put it in the bag to send back. Maybe next month!

I LOVED this reversible black and white skirt. You can turn it inside out and have a solid black alternative. I wasn't sold, as cute as it was, because the waistband was a tad too tight for my post-baby "bump", but I am going to remember how much I love this cut on myself.


This high-low teal top hooked me! It had a soft, sweater-like feel but was still light enough that I could wear it in warmer months here in Arizona.

I have never been a fan of color block tops, and I don't think the fact that it was sleeveless helped my shape, but it was a fun try! I do like the color combo though. Maybe they could sew some cap sleeves on for me?

This embroidered top made me feel so chic and I really loved the ability to dress it up or down, no matter what I was going to be doing!

All in all I think this month's box was pretty entertaining and definitely full of versatility and pizazz! If you want to try your first Fix just head over to their website and get started on the fun!

What do YOU think I kept?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Coach Purse + Wallet Giveaway!

I thought it would be fun to team up with Mom Powered Media and a handful of other bloggers to bring you a blogger sponsored giveaway! We want to thank you for being a lovely reader and follower by giving you the chance to win this giveaway! How much fun is it to get some new accessories to carry your goods around in? Not to mention Coach! And to all my new followers via this lovely giveaway, I am SO happy you're here and I can't wait to get to know you! Now...

.....for the giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive the Coach handbag and wallet shown in the image above!
Open to the US Only, ages 18+.
Only one entrant per household, per address.
Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Giveaway ends March 25th, 11:59pm Eastern
Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Mom Powered Media is responsible for the shipment of the prize of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Daily Schedule for Toddlers and Preschoolers

As parents we are juggling the housework, kids, our spouse, and ourselves... not to mention the extra-curriculars, our online social media presence, and our friends and extended family. Many days slip by as we count down to bedtime when we can finally put the pedal to the metal and get some serious work done. We all know this can come at a price! So many days when I am on a roll, my girls get on each others nerves more and get bored faster! Our kids need interaction, structure, encouragement, and teaching throughout the day.

Obviously this doesn't mean that if we work on all of those things on our list that we are ignoring our kids, but without a daily plan in place we can forget to set aside time for one-on-one interaction and specific activities. That is where this daily schedule comes into play. It is just a guideline for all of us so that we remember to guide our children to different experiences during their days.

The schedule below is meant to be a printable! You can either print it at home and tape it up somewhere you'll see it, frame it even, or you can send it to your local FedEx Kinko's and have them laminate it like I did!

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I would love it if you would take a second to do my one-question little survey below!