Thursday, January 31, 2013

JessicaPEmbroidery Etsy Shop Review

OK, let me start this review off with a little story.  When I was pregnant with my first child, my sister - who already had 2 kids of her own - gave me some FABULOUS advice: "Don't even register for those pretty little burp cloths.  Buy lots of plain, white, cloth diapers.  They make the BEST burp cloths!"  Unfortunately, I didn't listen to her.  I wanted something "pretty" - not just plain cloth diapers.  So I registered for a few sets of the pretty little burp cloths that they sell in the store.  Bad move.  They're pretty, but they don't absorb messes.  Ugh! 

Yes.  I'm admitting it.  My sister was right.  (Ouch.  That stings.)  ;)  Thankfully though, I've found a way to have the best of both worlds - Jessica P. Embroidery Etsy Shop!  The owner of this fabulous Etsy shop sent me a set of her burp cloths for review...

Bailey's Boutique Etsy Shop Review

As a mom, there's nothing I like better than surprising my little ones with things that they love.  And, let's face it, every little girl and boy has a favorite character - Minnie Mouse, Dora the Explorer, Abby Cadabby, Spiderman, etc.  So I was so excited to find Bailey's Boutique on Etsy!  They have some really great items - including personalized pillowcases - that any little one will love! 

The awesome folks at Bailey's Boutique were kind enough to send me a few items for review.  The first item I received was this adorable Minnie Mouse pillowcase...

SewLucky16 Etsy Shop Review

Yay!  Another great Etsy Shop for review today!  I LOVE shopping on Etsy!  There's something for EVERYBODY!!!!  Today's Etsy review is a wonderful shop called Sew Lucky 16.  This shop is FULL of lovely, handmade items for babies and kids!  The awesome owner of Sew Lucky 16 was kind enough to send me a few items for review. 

The first item I received was this lovely set of 2 Burp Cloths and a Travel Baby Wipes Case...

M & Em's Bracelets Etsy Shop Review

My little girl has just recently become OBSESSED with bracelets.  She even put rings of red onion on her wrists one night when we had salad for dinner!  Haha!  So, I thought it was time to surprise her with a few, cute toddler-sized bracelets.  That's when I found M & Em's Bracelets on Etsy!  WooHoo!  The awesome folks at M & Em's Bracelets sent me 4 bracelets for review.  The first one was this prefect little Saint Patrick's Day bracelet...

Beba Bean Mary Janes Review

Having a little girl - and another one on the way - there's nothing better than dressing them up!  Seriously!  Its so much fun!  And their closets are full of pink and frills!  So I love when I find a cute boutique that sells pretty little things!  That's why I was thrilled to find Beba Bean!  The awesome folks at Beba Bean were nice enough to send me a pair of their Mary Janes for review!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ila Security Review

Well ladies, unfortunately, our world is becoming more and more dangerous.  And we need to protect ourselves - especially when we are out alone.  Thankfully, there's a company that can help us with that - Ila Security.  The awesome folks at Ila Security were kind enough to send me a couple of their products for review. 

The Ila Pebble Keyring Alarm...

WOW Toys Review

OK, I'll admit it.  My kid has WAY too many toys.  And its mostly my fault.  I live vicariously through my little one - buying toys I'd like to play with or wish I'd had when I was a kid.  LOL!  But I'm also really interested in finding toys that will teach my little one.  That's why I was thrilled when WOW Toys contacted me about reviewing one of their toys.  They are both fun AND educational!  The good folks at WOW Toys sent my little one their Casey Camper Van for review...

Monday, January 28, 2013

TheRetroInc Etsy Shop

As I've mentioned many times before, I LOVE sharing cool Etsy shops with my readers.  I just love Etsy!  You can find almost anything there!  Seriously!  SO awesome!  Well, I've got another great Etsy Shop for you guys today - The Retro Inc. 

Mommy MD Guides Review

I can remember when I was pregnant with my first child - and all through her first 2 years as well - I worried, as most mommies do, about all sorts of things.  (You know what I'm talking about.  You wonder if every little thing is normal, etc.)  And all new moms know that every friend and relative has "advice" for you.  And now, thanks to the invention of things like Facebook and Twitter, there's even MORE advice!  LOL!  Sometimes you just don't know who to listen to.  Thankfully, there's The Mommy MD Guides to the rescue!  The folks at Mommy MD Guides were kind enough to send me 2 of their guides for review.  The first one I received was their Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ecocentric Mom January Mom and Baby Boxes Review

You may remember my previous reviews of Ecocentric Mom's August and November mom boxes.  (You can check them out HERE and HERE.)  Ecocentric Mom sends a monthly box to your door and you can pick between their Expectant Mom box, Baby Box, and Mom box options.  The awesome folks at Ecocentric Mom were kind enough to send me both their January Baby Box and their January Mom box so that I could feature both on the blog this month!  WooHoo!

So let's start with the Mom Box...

DaddyScrubs Gifts for Daddy Review

You may remember my previous reviews of Daddy Scrubs FABULOUS products.  (You can find those reviews HERE and HERE.) Daddy Scrubs has some really fabulous products for new dads!  One of my favorite sections on their website is their "gifts" section.  They have some really awesome gifts for dads and babies alike!  The awesome folks at Daddy Scrubs were kind enough to send a couple of gifts for my hubby...

Kandoo Flushable Wipes Review

As I've mentioned before, its flu season.  Ugh!  We're trying everything we can to keep from getting sick.  Thanks to Pampers Kandoo, that job has gotten a little easier!  I received a bottle of Kandoo's FABULOUS alcohol-free hand sanitizer -

Boogie Wipes Review

Well, we are right in the middle of a HORRIBLE flu season.  Ugh!  There's all sorts of sickness going around.  That means my little one has lots of runny noses - poor thing!  :(   I hate when my little one is sick!  And she hates having her nose wiped with tissues.  They make that sweet little nose so raw and sore.  Thankfully, Boogie Wipes is there to help us both!!! -

Kinder-ville Review

I’m always looking for safe, cute dining products for my little ones to use.  When my first was born, I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know much about the dangers of BPA, phthylates, etc.  But as I’ve learned more, I’ve begun replacing a lot of our cheap, dangerous items with safer pieces.  That’s why I was thrilled when I found Kinder-ville!  Their items are made from silicone and are all BPA-, phthylate-, and Lead-free!  The kind folks at Kinder-ville sent me two items to review.  The first item was a set of their Little Bites Bowls…


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BeesBootiesAndMore Etsy Shop Review

I love featuring fabulous Etsy shops on my blog.  Being a “crafty” person myself, I really admire people who have turned their hobby into a business.  And if you’ve never been on Etsy, you should really check it out!  Its full of fabulous, reasonably priced items!  Today’s Etsy feature is a great little shop called BeesBootiesAndMore.  The wonderful owner of BeesBootiesAndMore was kind enough to send me a couple of beautiful, hand-made items for review.

The first item I received was this ADORABLE Yoda hat…
 Look how cute this little hat is...

Geekling Designs Etsy Shop Soft Kitty Onesie Review

I have another fabulous Etsy shop to introduce you to!  As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE featuring Etsy Shops on my blog!  Hand-made gifts can be so wonderful if they are made well.  GeeklingDesigns is one of those shops that makes wonderful, well-made items!  The great folks at GeeklingDesigns were kind enough to send me this ADORABLE “Soft Kitty” onesie…

L'oved Baby Review

I love finding comfy clothes for my sweet little ones to wear.  I especially love when those comfy clothes are also super cute!  L’oved Baby brings both of those things together!  Now my little ones can be comfy and cute all at the same time!  The kind folks at L’oved Baby were nice enough to send me a few items for review.  The first item I received was this adorable baby dress and headband…

Jellybean Apparel Etsy Shop Review

I’ve found another WONDERFUL Etsy shop!  This one has fabulous maternity items!  Being pregnant right now, I can tell you two things that every pregnant lady wants – to look good and to be comfortable.  Jellybean Apparel makes both of the things possible!  The good folks at Jellybean Apparel were kind enough to send me this lovely shirt for review…

Friday, January 18, 2013

Citrus Lane January 2013 Boxes Review and 50% Off Your First Box!!!

If you'd like to check out Citrus Lane for yourself, you can click this REFERRAL LINK and get 50% off of your  first box!!!

Yay!  Its that time again!  Citrus Lane time!  Our Citrus Lane boxes arrived today and, as always, it was like my little one's birthday all over again!!!

Sweet Thing Expressions Etsy Shop Review

OK, so I have to say this.  I LOVE Valentine's Day!  - Especially since I started having kids!   I love to make it a big deal - heart-shaped food, chocolate candies, red and pink decorations!  Its so much fun!  So I'm always looking for some fun, yet lovely Valentine's Decorations for my house.  So I was thrilled when I came across Sweet Thing Expressions on Etsy!  They have some really great decorations - not just for Valentine's Day, but for other holidays and also for everyday use!  The awesome folks at Sweet Thing Expressions sent me a couple of items for review and I love them both!!!  The first item I received was this BEAUTIFUL Valentine's Ceramic Tile...

DaddyScrubs Daddy Diaper Pack Review

You may remember the review of DaddyScrubs that I posted yesterday.  Love their product!  Now my husband won't have to worry about being comfy in the hospital when I give birth!  Yay!  Well, the folks at DaddyScrubs don't just make scrubs.  Nope!  They've got some other AWESOME products for daddies!  And I'm thrilled to introduce you to another one today - The Daddy Diaper Pack! -

Flowering Child Clothing Review

Once again, let me say that I love finding quality clothing for my kids.  It makes me feel so much better to know that the stuff that's on my children is made well and from quality materials.  That's why I was thrilled to find Flowering Child online!  They make European merino wool and silk undergarments for children and babies!  The wonderful folks at Flowering Child were kind enough to send my toddler this lovely set...

ECOlunchbox Lunchbag and Dipper Review

You may remember my previous ECOlunchbox review.  They make such great products!  Their purpose is to try and help their customers have waste-free lunches, etc.  I love that none of their products are made of plastics (which can contain harmful chemicals).  I have several of their stainless steel lunch trays for my toddler and LOVE them!!!  Well, today I have another fabulous couple of items to review!  The first item is one of their great lunch bag sets...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mitani Designs Stroller Blanket Review and PROMO CODE

I love finding new and unique items for my little one, so I was THRILLED when I found Mitani Designs!!!  They make some BEAUTIFUL gifts for your little ones!  And the fabric patterns they use are unique and lovely!  The wonderful folks at Mitani Designs were kind enough to send me a lovely organic blanket for my upcoming blessing...

DaddyScrubs Review

OK, with baby number 2 set to arrive in a little over a month, I am SUPER EXCITED about this review!  Have you heard of DaddyScrubs?  I hadn't until recently, but I'm SO GLAD I found them!!!  The awesome folks at DaddyScrubs were kind enough to send my hubby a set of their scrubs to review.  I selected the Navy Scrubs with the "Edgy" print for him...

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Cool Gear Collapsible Bento Review

You may remember my previous two reviews of Cool Gear Inc.'s fabulous products.  (You can check those reviews out HERE and HERE.)  Well, the good folks at Cool Gear have just introduced some new products and I was fortunate enough to receive one for review - the Collapsible Bento!!!

Organic Caboose Nursing Pillow Review

I've found another great little shop online - Organic Caboose!  I love that their products are organic, made in the USA, and are not tested on animals!  The great folks at Organic Caboose were kind enough to send me one of their Organic Cotton Nursing Pillows for review!  I received this pillow in their sweet "Sunny Bunny" print...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Citrus Lane December 2012 Boxes Review and 50% Off Your First Box!!!

Its that time again!  Time for another review of my favorite subscription service - Citrus Lane.  Citrus Lane is FABULOUS!  They send a box to your door every month filled with age appropriate items for your baby or child.  They used to only cater to kids 0 to 3 years old, but they just announced that they are upping the age to FIVE YEARS OLD!!!!  WooHoo!!!!!  I actually ordered 3 boxes in December so that I could do a more in-depth review.  I got a box for a newborn, an 11 month old, and a 28 month old.  December's theme was "A Few of Our Favorite Things" and it did NOT disappoint!  Here's what we received...

Newborn Box

My Giggle Box January Box Review

I'm always looking for fun crafts to do with my little one.  Its great to have activities on hand for rainy days, hot or cold days, etc.  Sometimes its hard to find ideas though.  Thankfully, I recently found My Giggle Box!  No more worries about trying to find things to do.  Once a month, My Giggle Box sends a box full of fabulous activities - complete with all the needed supplies - right to your doorstep! The folks at My Giggle Box were kind enough to send me their January box for review...

Mimijumi Review

I've been looking for some new baby bottles to try with my second blessing.  I recently discovered Mimijumi and I'm SO GLAD I did!  Their bottles are made with natural colors, textures, and forms, so they are a great compliment to breastfeeding.  They are also a great way to easily transition your little one from breast to bottle!.  The nice folks at Mimijumi were kind enough to send me one of their "Not So Hungry" (4 oz) bottles for review...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

NatureBox Review

I love subscription boxes!  Its so much fun to receive a box every month!  NatureBox is no exception!  Each month you'll receive a box with 5 healthy and delicious snacks. The folks at NatureBox were kind enough to send me their December box for review...

Monkey Sea Monkey Doo Review

I've recently become more and more concerned about the shampoo, soap, etc, that my family uses.  I'm not a hypochondriac, but you have to admit that a lot of the products out there have some pretty nasty chemicals in them.  Thankfully, I recently found a great little company called Monkey Sea Monkey Doo.  The folks there were kind enough to send me a few items for review...

Flipper USA Review

Have you heard of the Flipper???  Its such a cute and neat idea!  A toothbrush holder that goes on the wall, mirror, shower, etc!  So cool!  The good folks at FlipperUSA were kind enough to send my little one this ADORABLE Flipper for review...

OrganicBabyNThings Training Pants Review

As I've mentioned MANY times before, I love 2 things: online shopping and shops that carefully choose what they sell.  OrganicBabyNThings is one of those shops!  WooHoo!!!  And I'm so glad I found them!!!  The wonderful folks at OrganicBabyNThings were kind enough to send me a couple of items to help with the phase my family is currently going through - Potty Training!

The folks at OrganicBabyNThings sent me 2 items:

A Pair of Lapsaky Training Pants:

Simply Merino Kids' Pajamas Review

One of my favorite things to shop for is pajamas for my little ones.  I just love it when I find something that will be super comfy and also keep my little ones warm during the night.  That's why I was THRILLED to come across Simply Merino online!  Their pajamas are 100% Merino Wool and are made in New Zealand!

The wonderful folks at Simply Merino were kind enough to send me a couple of items for review. 
I received their Pyjamas in Lipstick for my little girl...


Suppori Sling Review

I love finding a new, nifty item to help me as a mom!  Suppori definitely falls in that category!  The Suppori is a great baby carrier...

Suppori goes over your shoulder and lays at your hip.  Its meant for babies that can sit up by themselves, and is good for carrying babies up to 28 lbs!

Dropps Review

Have you ever heard of Dropps?  Don't feel bad if you haven't.  I hadn't either until recently.  Dropps are laundry detergent packs with a "split personality" - tough on dirt, but easy on the clothes! 

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Yankers Review

OK folks!  I've found another unique and nifty website for shopping!  (You guys KNOW I love my online shopping!) has lots of cool items for babies, toddlers, adults, and even dogs!  But the thing I wanna tell you about today is just SUPER COOL!!! - Yankers!!!!

I received this Yankers Cooper Union Suit in hand-dyed Tomato for my upcoming blessing...

Yankers The Cooper Union Suit for Babies in Hand-Dyed Tomato
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Tiny Tot Organics - 5 Phases Glass Baby Bottle Review

OK folks, you may remember my two previous reviews of Tiny Tot Organics. (For links, scroll down to the bottom of this review.)  Anyway, I've got another great review today!  Once again, Tiny Tot Organics takes a lot of care in choosing the products they carry on their website, and today's product is no different - 5 Phases Glass Baby Bottles...


Silkberry Bamboo Footie Review

I love baby item shopping!  Seriously!  Its just so much fun!  I especially love when I find a company that sells safe, natural, hypoallergenic items!  I mean, who doesn't want the best for their baby!?!  So, I was THRILLED when I found Silkberry Baby.  The nice folks at Silkberry were kind enough to send my little bundle of joy one of their fabulous Bamboo Footed Sleepers...