Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oliver's Labels Room-eez™ Growth Chart - Product Review and Giveaway

received a Room-eez Growth Chart from Oliver's Labels. I chose the princess one for M, with her name in blue. I really liked that you could customize your chart...including being able to visualize what it will look like one your walls, by allowing you to alter the wall color when you are building you're growth chart. You can also choose the font you would like and the color of the lettering. Plus the designs are super cute, I had a hard time deciding between them!

Growth charts that I have done in the past have been cute...but I'd have to hang them on her wall, which means nails...and well... trying to hang them straight. This one was great because it was super easy to apply right to the wall... AND I can take it off any time I'd like. This was great because of course she wanted it in her room right when I got it... but we are re-doing her room and moving her into what is now the office. It's great to know that I can take it off without ruining it and put it in her new room. I also liked that when I tried to remove the decals they didn't ruin the wall paint....and they still were in the same condition to reapply to the other wall.

Oliver's Labels offers FREE standard shipping on all Canadian orders.... HELLO!!!!! LOL. Thanks to Oliver's Labels for sending M a Room-eez Growth Chart for her new room! 

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.oliverslabels.com/

What's up for grabs???  A Room-eez Growth Chart from Oliver's Labels!! Open to Canada and U.S -  *** winners may not win more than one growth chart from Oliver's labels during this campaign (including other sites) ***
To Enter the contest:  visit the website   http://www.oliverslabels.com/products/designs.aspx?ProductID=25  and let me know what your favourite design is and who you would win it for.

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Contest Closes October 14th!!

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Preggers - Product Review and Giveaway!!

I received a pair of maternity leggings and a pair of maternity tights from Preggers. Both products improve circulation and prevent swelling as they have some compression aspects to them and are worn for that added bit of support.

The maternity leggings are a nylon/spandex blend, are footless and the compression gradually eases up your legs until you get to your belly where it has a support panel for that added comfort. I noticed that my legs didn't get as warm in these in comparison to other leggings. These have a wicking capability that probably helped me out in that area to keep me comfortable. I liked that I didn't feel confined in these and it didn't squish "the bump". I like that I can wear these under a longer shirt or a shorter skirt...LOL. I also liked that with the cooler weather coming I can wear them with my UGGs...wear thick socks and still be comfy.


The maternity tights also have compression and are perfect for under a dress or even a pair of pants. These are also a nylon/spandex blend, are super soft and totally comfy. I wore them to a wedding this past weekend and we comfortable all night!

Thanks to Preggers for making me be able to dance and stay on my feet all night! It was a nice change from having to rest my tired legs.

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.rupreggers.com/

What's up for grabs???  2 products, winner's choice.... 2 winners!!!! (Canada and U.S)

To Enter the contest:  visit the website http://www.rupreggers.com/ and tell me which 2 products you would choose if you were 1 of the winners!

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Contest Closes November 3rd!!

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SmartKnitKIDS - Product Review and Giveaway!!

We received 3 pairs of SmartKnitKIDS socks for M to try out (black, white and charcoal). Figured we should start testing out some items that T will be able to use later on too! SmartKnitKIDS carry seamless socks for kids and adults. By being seamless these socks don't bunch up in your shoes, are soft and the lycra in them allows for a great fit!

I liked that there was no heel in the socks. Seems like something so small.... but I swear... the heels in M's socks NEVER stay where they're suppose to be....like ever! They twist around or end up in the arch of her foot... I'm sure it's really annoying for her. These didn't budge when they were on...they didn't droop and I didn't notice and marks on her feet after taking them off.

I did notice too that little miss sweaty feet wasn't so sweaty...even after walking around the mall for a few hours... so these will be great for those warm winter boots!

SmartKnitKIDS also carry seamless underwear and undershirts for kids...such a great idea and really it makes so much sense! Thanks SmartKnitKIDS!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.smartknitkids.com/


What's up for grabs???  3 pairs of socks, winner's choice.... 2 winners!!!! (Canada and U.S)

To Enter the contest:  visit the website http://www.smartknitkids.com/ and tell me which 3 pairs of socks you would choose if you were 1 of the winners!

To earn extra entries into the giveaway: (make sure to let me know that you put in a separate entry for each extra entry you earn)

  • Follow me on TWITTER @babybottomline (4 Entries)
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Contest Closes November 3rd!!

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Thanksgiving is for giving thanks

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Passive Aggressive Pajamas - Product Review

I received 2 pairs of pajama bottoms from Passive Aggressive Pajamas for review. Passive Aggressive Pajamas sells pajamas for women that have a sense of humor and like to have a bit of fun. There are a ton of fun patterns and you can choose a saying (from a list of over 100) to be hand stamped on them.

The first pair I chose capris with the smiley faces and peace symbols. I picked the saying "don't ask me when the baby's due". The second pair was black, white checks with pink hearts, long pants and "I won't sign the prenup" stamped on them. Yes, I totally thought I was being funny by choosing these 2 pairs...but honestly... it actually was really funny and they were cute! 

Both pairs I got them in a super big size to fit me and baby T! I really liked that these were on the thinner side, I've been super hot lately...well at least my legs have been, so it was a nice change from those heavy flannels that seem to be overheating me! I also liked that they had a elastic waist band and the inseam was long enough to fit up to the baby belly LOL. Honestly...this is a bit of a big deal. I HATE maternity pjs! They either go under your belly, which totally isn't comfortable for me or they cover your whole belly and they end up being up around your bra...lol. These stopped just over 1/2 way over my belly and it was perfect.

I also liked that Passive Aggressive Pajamas carry shorts....pajama sets, t-shirts and capri pants. Its nice to have such a large selection of styles, prints and sayings. It really makes them personal!

Huge thanks to Passive Aggressive Pajamas for sending me out some new jammies! Oh man how I wish you could make a few hospital gowns for when I have to have my c-section! It would be hilarious!!! 


For more information and ordering please visit http://www.passiveaggressivepajamas.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK

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GlassDharma - Product Review and Giveaway!!

I received a ton of glass straws to review from GlassDharma. I got to try out a 7 red dot with cleaning brush,  a 9.5x9 amber dot, a 9.5 bent and a 12x9 straight with cleaning brush. 

The red dot one is great for short glasses and is perfect for sipping. I found this one the perfect size for a cocktail... or a "virgin" cocktail in my case...who am I kidding... it was totally orange juice with a dash of cranberry and some ginger-ale for fizz LOL. M grabbed not only this straw but my drink and polished it off... so I think I've lost this one forever. She now uses it for almost all her drinks!

The amber dot is perfect for drinking regular drinks...i.e water... ice tea etc. I found this the perfect size for my the glass of water that always seems to be in my hands right now. The bent straw is the same thickness as the amber dot so it was another favorite. I liked that the bend helped the straw from moving around in the glass and was at a comfortable angle for drinking. 

Finally the larger straight straw is great for smoothies and milkshakes. M took over this one right away and asked me to make her a milkshake... my thing was.. I think she's had 1 milkshake in her whole 3 years... so when I made her a banana smoothie in stead she had no clue what the difference was and I got some extra fruit into her...LOL.

The 2 cleaning brushes I received were great for getting out any of the gunky stuff out....like M's smoothie. I liked that I could use the smallest brush in any of the other straws and that they are re-usable. I am a big promoter of glass straws... love...love...love them! GlassDharma guarantees the quality and durability of their straws.

Huge thanks to GlassDharma for sending us out such a wide variety of straws to review! It was fun and they are awesome!

For more information and ordering please visit http://glassdharma.com/

What's up for grabs???  The $25 gift certificate code to GlassDharma (Canada and U.S)

To Enter the contest:  visit the website 
 
 http://glassdharma.com/  and tell me what you would buy with your $25 GC!

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Contest Closes October 27th!!

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Jill and the Potty Tots Rock!

I just wanted to send out a big virtual thank you and hug to Jill over at Potty Tots for sending baby T his own Potty Tots kit! You've always been awesome to work with and it puts a smile on my face to work with such wonderful and thoughtful people! Many thanks and best of luck finding Canadian distributors! I've been sold for years... can't wait till the Potty Tots come to Canada!

For more information and ordering please visit www.pottytots.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Novena - Product Review, Giveaway and Discount Code!!!


I received some more products from Novena to try out. As a reminder, Novena makes a maternal skin care line that is organic, safe and vegan! None of their products contain parabens, sulfate, BPA, fragrance, phthalate, or gluten and are all cruelty free. they have been featured in a ton of magazines lie Fit Pregnancy and OK Magazine to name a few. (taken from my last post) :)

This time I tried out the Organic Beauty Breast Cream. It is made for tender skin to help moisturize and help to repair existing stretchmarks and prevent new ones from forming. This is safe to use during pregnancy and while breast feeding....plus you can totally use in on your new little one too! I liked the light scent of this cream and the texture was nice and light without being greasy. I also liked that it wasn't super thick and it absorbed into the skin easily. This will come in really handy when my milk starts coming in....I find that's the time where I get itchy and my skin stretches the fastest.


The Cucumber Cranberry Eye Gel felt really refreshing on my poor puffy sleep deprived eyes...lol. I loved putting cucumber slices on my eyes then following up with this right in the morning. I liked that I could feel my skin cool and tighten... mini eye lift! LOL. Some of the ingredients include witch hazel (which helps reduce puffiness) and cranberry (to get rid of those fine lines). I also liked that you didn't have to use a ton of this to get the job done, and you can use it both morning and night.

I wasn't surprised that I liked both products again, and got some more sample packs of moisturizer...love it! I'm totally jealous that I cannot win my own giveaway... isn't that sad? LOL. Another big thanks to Novena for another great review experience and offering up the discount code extension and another giveaway! You're the best!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.novenamaternity.com  

Discount Code: TBBL2012 (for 10% off - valid until Dec 21, 2012)

What's up for grabs???  The 2 products I got to try out!  (Canada and U.S)
Contest Closed October 27th!!

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Bedford Slims Vapourette (Tomoson) - Product Review



Hubby got to try out a Bedford Slims Tobacco Vapourette. Since getting pregnant with T, he's decided he wants to quit smoking and has talked a few times about trying a vapourette. This Mini-Kit contains a 280 mAH battery and a a cartridge that is tobacco flavored  The one that came with the vapourette was menthol but the other 2 cartridges were not. Each cartridge equals about 2 packs of cigarettes....I thought that was a lot. 


Ingredients include water, nicotine, flavors (natural and artificial) and glycerin. Which means you won't hurt your lungs as if smoking a regular cigarette. I think the vapourette looked pretty cool...and when you inhale the end lights up. It took a bit for hubby to get use to but he actually liked this. He's smoked for years, so maybe this will help him slow down and eventually quit... he is quite fond of this though... maybe he'll just keep using this!

He liked that it was easy to use and really didn't take much to change the cartidges, which was great. Also... they included a USB charger...to make life easier...thought that was great too! Overall, he thought it worked well and enjoyed it.

Thanks to Bedford Slims and Tomoson!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.bedfordslims.com/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Funktion - Product Review and Giveaway!!!


I received a Clutch, Grab Bag and Wipes Case to review from Funktion. The first thing I noticed was the color combination... LOVE!  Turquoise and red.... great match...and blue is my fave color so I gravitated to them right away.


The Clutch is great for the baby bag or for heading out! It has a pocket with a zipper, credit card slots...removable handle and wipe-able interior. I liked the fact that I could throw all my "must-haves" in one spot and have the ability to carry it around in the diaper bag without the added bulk of carrying a full wallet and purse. The zipper is super strong and I liked the added patent leather touches in conjunction with the quilting in the material.

The Grab Bag holds a TON of stuff! The lining is waterproof and anti-bacterial.....the drawstring keeps everything in the bag and really... is perfect for not only hitting the park...but for emergencies too. Throw it in your bag and take it out when needed! It actually folds up really well. I could fit it actually in the clutch (just to show you that it doesn't take up a ton of room). The other option which I thought worked well was to stick the bag in the diaper bag and use it like a lining for it. I packed literally EVERYTHING in it...then threw it in a tote (my make shift diaper bag for the day). It worked perfectly... closed the bag with the drawstring which helped me keep my stuff separate and the tote totally organized.

The Wipes Case I think is the most unique. Everyone knows that wipes are a must for all day every day...and most parents have multiple places where they have stashes of wipes.....bag..purse...car... rooms...pretty much anywhere we can stick one of those plastic mini cases. This is now...officially no longer me. I LOVE this case. It has a removable flexible plastic insert that you fill up with wipes, then you put it in the case. Both layers have zippers so you can pull the wipes out easily.

I really liked all 3 products, thanks Funktion! I will definitely wear these out with baby #2 on the way! 



For more information and ordering please visit http://www.funktionmoms.com/


What's up for grabs??? Your own grab bag and wipes case!  (Canada and U.S)
Contest Closed October 20th!!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bouncy Baby Boutique - Product Review

I received a Baroque Honey Necklace and Bracelet/Anklet matching amber set from Bouncy Baby Boutique. The necklace is 12-13 inches and the bracelet/anklet is 5.5-6 inches in a polished finish. As most of you know, I LOVE amber, and I have reviewed a couple of necklaces in the past...but I've never seen a set before. Some of you were asking where to find a set, so here you go!

There are many benefits to wearing amber (besides it just being pretty!). Amber is a natural anti-inflammatory...which means... goodbye teething pain! M still uses amber when she has a headache... it works....I swear by it. I can attach both pieces and wear as a loose double bracelet. I find amber helps relieve any headaches I get as well as any swelling in my ankles or wrists.

I like that Bouncy Baby Boutique is priced reasonably and comes with care instructions.... which really.. I never knew how to care for any of our pieces until now. Rinse in spring water and sun dry! Good to know :)
Also, don't forget.... these are not for chewing on and your child should never be left unattended.  They also give you a satin pouch to keep your set safe and clean.

Thanks if Bounce Baby Boutique for sending us out a set... the honey color is really pretty and I like the polished finish to the beads. The quality of the set is great...both pieces are strong and have the knots to prevent you from losing all the beads if either piece gets broken.

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.bouncybabyboutique.com/

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Hollett Baby - Product Review


I received a Travel Dual-Mate Highchair from Hollett Baby. It is a highchair that works similar to a fold-up camping chair....but has more than one way to use it. 

The first thing you need to do is take it out of the carrying bag and set it out...ensuring you lock either side so it doesn't fold up on you and stays flat. 

Once you have it set up you can either use it to hold your infant carrier (and buckle it in... no worries). The other option is to have your toddler sit in it. There is a 3 point harness and soft back with enough room to put your diaper bag behind them as well. This thing is genius! 

I've been complaining for years about having an option for M other than her being stuck in her stroller all the time at the ball games.... well.. now she's all over the place, it's too late...but we got to try this out just as baby #2 is in the oven cooking! :)

Right away I noticed how sturdy the highchair is...the frame is thick and well put together. The bag is really  durable too... a bit tricky to get on, but I'll break it in after a few uses. This will be well used next ball season!!! We're in the championship round with 1 game to go...so it's safe to say this season is over...LOL.

I like that this is easy to set-up and take down and that a quick wipe down can get rid of any dirt etc. Plus, really...you can use this anywhere...anytime... visiting family or even to a restaurant. It's very convenient and the quality is better than any fold-up chair I have ever purchased.

Thanks to Hollett Baby for making baseball season next year that little bit easier for me! No idea how I'll be able to take care of both of them at the ball park.... at least I won't kill my back trying to feed #2.... this will come in handy!


For more information and ordering please visit www.hollettbaby.com

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Toe Juice - Product Review and Giveaway!!!

I received a Toe Juice combo package for review. Toe Juice was all started by a father in 1970 that noticed his little one had dry, cracked feet. No lotions would help...so he decided to come up with his own concoction. Toe Juice can be used for anything from dry skin to athletes foot or acne and cold sores. Some ingredients include willow bark, lemon peel and some plant-based extracts.

M had a bit of dry skin on her elbow that we've been trying to get rid of for a few weeks. Sometimes she gets light dry patches with the change in seasons. I put a little Toe Juice on it for a few days, and she stopped complaining about it being itchy. The redness went away a day or so after we started using it.

A couple of things I really liked.... it wasn't greasy and dried quickly...almost like applying your facial toner. This was great because I didn't have to fuss with her itchy spot, just dabbed it on and done!

Thanks to Toe Juice for sending us out some to try out... this will come in handy for bug season!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.toejuice.com


What's up for grabs??? Your own Toe Juice Combo Pack!  (Canada and U.S)
Contest Closed October 13th!!

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Monkey Balm - Product Review

I received a stick of Monkey Balm to try out with M. It looks like a huge chap-stick... and actually does almost the same thing it does too! All you need to do it apply it to any dry skin you have... and is great for rashes and eczema. I love that it worked well of M.... she had a boo-boo that was almost gone and she had some dry skin from wearing so many band-aids....put a little Monkey Balm on it for a few days... and it was gone! I had some dry skin under my wedding ring that it got rid of in a few days too... which actually I had been trying to get rid of for about a week with another brand of dry skin serum.

It is paraben, sulfate, preservative, cruelty and fragrance free.... plus... it's ouch-less... no problem applying. Ingredients include sea buckthorn berry, vitamin E and cocoa butter which help to make it all natural and skin friendly!

Overall... I liked that it made any dry skin we had super soft and moisturized without feeling heavy or greasy. I loved that I can use the stick and throw it in my purse or diaper bag and not have to worry about a messy cream spilling all over the place.

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.monkeybalm.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cake Lingerie - Product Review

I received a Vanilla Cream bra and brief set from Cake Lingerie to review. Cake Lingerie makes lingerie for women and makes them wearable during pregnancy (and breast feeding) while still being cute and feminine. The first thing I noticed right away was that the straps on the bra were nice and thick (and velvet!) without looking like your grandma's bra. I also noticed that the backing had 6 sizes (love this!),  that the under-wire was flexible and the lining was 100% cotton.


The briefs were super comfortable... I'm starting to get use to the whole "under the belly" type of maternity underwear. These were easy to love because they were so soft and had a stretch to them so I didn't feel confined in them. They really sat well and didn't ride up, which was great.

The style of this set is literally the happy medium of where lace meets comfort. I usually hate wearing anything frilly because it's itchy and uncomfortable..not this one. I liked that when baby comes I will be able to use the clip down front for breast feeding (hopefully...lol) and I can hopefully down size to the lower clasps quickly.

Thanks to Cake Lingerie for letting me try out their new set.... and for making sizing super easy with your online tool!  I love that I will be able to use this after baby and be comfortable until he arrives!


For more information and ordering please visit www.cakelingerie.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Mont Bleu Design - Product Review

I received a Shining clear glass nail file with SWAROVSKI® crystals and a Sun pocket mirror with SWAROVSKI® crystals to match from Mont Bleu Design. The nail file is made of Czech tempered glass and has blue and clear SWAROVSKI® crystals...which I thought was really pretty. I liked that they had a ton of designs and colors, it was comfortable to use and I liked how it left your nails super smooth after. The best part of these nail files are that they are hygienic and can be used for even your furry friends. I even used them on M's nails and it worked well on her thinner nails.


I also received a Sun pocket mirror from their luxury pocket mirror collection. It has SWAROVSKI® crystals in blue and clear (to match the file). It has bee decorated by hand, has 2 mirrors (one is magnifying) and the one I received is made of plastic (metal ones are available).....but I like how light it is. It also came in a gift box which I thought was a nice touch....this would totally make a great stocking stuffer!

I really liked the quality of both products, and I'm totally sold on glass nail files now... and love that I can even file off some dry skin around my cuticles with it and it didn't leave any shavings from the file. You know what I mean right? How you have to end up wiping off yourself after you use regular emery boards? Not with these!

Thanks to Mont Blue Design for sending us out some products to try!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.czech-glass-nail-files.com/
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Novena Giveaway Winner is.....JP!!!

Congratulations to JP comment #71 (wow...last one to enter!). I have already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours :)


Thanks to everyone that entered! No worries if you didn't win this time.... another Novena review and giveaway will be coming up shortly! Keep an eye out for it :)

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giveaway Time over at Linkie's Contest Linkies! - Noxicare


Hey everyone! A fellow blogger is running their Noxicare giveaway... thought I would give you guys the link to enter as mine has already expired!

Here's what I thought about the product:
http://www.thebabybottomline.com/2012/08/noxicare-natural-pain-relief-cream.html

Giveaway Open to USA and CANADA 18+ Ends : Oct 14th 2012
X 2 Winners.  Each winner receives a tube and a T-Shirt.
Good Luck entering is easy using Rafflecopter below.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Mommy Hook - Product Review

I received the Mommy Hook (set of 2) for review from Mom, Dad and Baby and The Mommy Hook. What is the Mommy Hook you ask? It is basically an over sized carabener with a rubber wrap to make it anti-slip and easy on the hands if you use it to carry multiple shopping bags. You can clip it on your stroller... a grocery cart... pretty much anywhere...and it holds anything you don't have a third or even fourth hand for. I used our set for the big stroller for shopping and the grocery cart to hang my bag while we were walking through the store...then to carry 4 reusable shopping bags to the car on the way out too.

I really like how strong the Mommy Hook is...and the fact that it fits virtually all strollers. The Mommy Hook is all over the place! I dare you to take a look at the next 5 strollers you pass in the mall... I'd make the bet that almost all of the have a Mommy Hook attached to it for all their bags. It just makes sense and because they are made of aluminum... I don't think you could break it if you tried.

Thanks to The Mommy Hook and Mom Dad and Baby for sending us out a pair to try out... we don't go anywhere without them now! So handy!!!

For more information and ordering please visit www.themommyhook.com or www.momdadandbaby.com
You can also follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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SweetPea Maternity - Product Review and Giveaway!



I received a Mocha Sash Maternity Cardigan from SweetPea Maternity. They have a goal...and for an expecting mother...it's an awesome one! Provide affordable and trendy maternity clothes.... and they weren't kidding! While checking everything out I saw some really cute shirts for $12.99...and dresses for $19.99! Everyone knows maternity clothes aren't cheap... love that they have a wide selection off really cute stuff....that won't break the bank!

SweetPeaI really liked the cardigan a lot! It is polyester and rayon with a bit of spandex so it fit well and had a bit of stretch to it. I find that I never know what size to order so I found their sizing chart helpful... and not confusing (as many can be). I took this right from their site to show you. I also liked that they tell you what size the model is wearing... so for the lazy people like me....we can make an educated guess and not actually measure...LOL.

I actually wore this to work today and got a few compliments and a few "oh...where did you find that?"....followed with the biggest question of if I got it at a big box maternity store. NOPE! Online and affordable!

Thanks to SweetPea Maternity for sending out my new fall cardi! I'll wear it out for sure!

For more information and ordering please visit www.sweetpeamaternity.com

What's up for grabs??? A $25 Gift Certificate!  (Canada and U.S)
Contest Closed October 6th!!

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Kids are right....Sometimes!


New post is up on Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/kids-are-right-sometimes/


AHHHHHH! We found out the sex of the baby!!! :)

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Monday, September 10, 2012

humangear - Product Review

I received a GoToob and some GoTubbs for review from humangear. The GoToob is a squeezable tube that is made from silicone. I really liked that you could lift and turn the collar of this so you can identify what is in the tube (Conditioner, Shampoo, Sun Screen, Soap or Lotion). It was easy to snap the collar back on, and it fit perfectly ...no leaks. These are approved for carry on travel, have a no-drip valve and are food safe. It holds 1.25 fl oz (37ml)...and can be placed in the dishwasher. I put my fave hand lotion in it and threw it in my work bag!

I also received a 3 pack of GoTubbs. They are small containers that you can open up with 1 hand by squeezing both sides. The lid clicks back on really easily and they are water resistant. They have an area for you to be able to write the contents of the tub which is really handy.  I used mine for a ton of different things... 1 for my prenatal vitamins... another for a emergency stash of  belly butter...and the last one was turned into my newest pot of lip gloss. M tried to steal these from me for some of her dress-up jewlery.... nice try honey, already in use ;)

Thanks to humangear for sending us....well... me... some stuff to try out...I'm going to take a look at some of your other products... noticed some that my fur-babies would enjoy!

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.humangear.com/

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Firmoo - Product Review

I received a pair of sunglasses from Firmoo.com an online eye-wear company that sells Men's and Women's glasses, sunglasses and bifocals/progressives. I chose the Unisex Full Frame Wrap Around Plastic Sunglasses...in black. They are aviator-like...sturdy plastic with silver metal accents. Surprisingly these fit really well and were comfortable to wear. I don't currently use a prescription so they were tinted only....I had lasik several years ago.

I tend to be very weary of ordering stuff like this online because I like to try things on...but really... totally a hit....and they also looked good when I stuck them on top of my head too. They didn't slip or fall off at all. I like that their glasses are price sensitive too... and shipping is free on orders over $39....which makes them super hard to pass up. You can get prescription lenses as well...and you can search by frame style... material...lens material or even size. You need to take a look through everything..there's a ton to choose from...and you may end up with more than 1 pair.

I really liked the clear plastic case for the glasses.... it also came with a cleaning cloth, and a bag with some extra screws and double sided screwdriver. You never get all these extras....even when you spend hundreds of dollars....trust me I have in the past.

Overall... great experience....product...and extras....thanks Firmoo!

For more information and ordering please visit www.firmoo.com
Want a free pair of glasses? Visit http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html for more details

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Walmart Mom of the Year Award Blog Tour - Part 2

Wow! I can't believe the Walmart Mom of the Year will be chosen soon! 1 of the 8 finalists (just under 17k were nominated....congratulations to everyone nominated!) will be able to donate $100,000 to a charity of there choice! That's crazy!!!! I was reading through the stories of the finalists....these women are absolutely amazing! 

I found myself going back to Katie Schultz's story over and over again..... here's her story (taken right from the website.. I wouldn't be able to do what her husband wrote about her any justice by changing it).

"Katie Schulz is dedicated to making her daughter's life a long and happy one. In 2009 Katie gave birth to Sophia, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. Katie has since dedicated herself to both her daughter’s care and to the fight against CF. Katie provides Sophia with 2 hours of daily chest physiotherapy to clear the thick mucus in her lungs. She teaches Sophia to take over 20 pills a day to digest her food. Katie has become a champion for raising awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and was elected President for the Kitchener-Waterloo chapter. Her tireless efforts have helped to make the Great Strides fundraising walk in KW one of the most successful in Canada. Her team has raised over $95k and was ranked 3rd for most money raised in 2012. Katie has written a children’s book about Sophia and CF, which is now available at libraries across Ontario. Katie is an inspiration and a true role model." (http://www.momoftheyear.ca/mom/?mom_id=16940&ap=1#finalist-info)

Can you believe Katie and her team raised almost $100,000??? Imagine if she wins the Mom of the Year award on top of it??? Wow!!! It is great to see someone who is completely dedicated to a cause that affects them so deeply....and for her to take care of Sophia the way she does....is inspiring.

I know I would do everything I could if M (or baby to be) was ill... not only is Katie doing that....she's trying to help others..... I wish Katie and all the Moms nominated the best of luck. All their stories are amazing... and their charities are deserving! Go and check out all their stories!!!

For more information please visit  www.MomoftheYear.ca
You can also follow the campaign on FACEBOOK

Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority.  Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000).  Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [www.momoftheyear.ca].

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fairhaven Health Giveaway Winner is....

Congratulations comment #40...Angie! I've already sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours with your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone that entered!!! :)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Technology Container Corp. (Tomoson) - Product Review


I received 2 PACKAWAYS Dorm Boxes (a pink and a green) from Technology Container Corp. for review. There are a few sizes they have available which includes boxes for under the bed and some for storage. These are great for moving and or storage in small spaces. I liked storing some of M's stuff to be ready for the new playroom! 

I also liked that the boxes were collapsible .....didn't have to remember to bring tape to close them and they were durable, easy to wipe clean were able to take a bit of a beating. They are made out of polypropylene in the U.S.A...and can be used really for anything. Are your kids grown and have left for college? These are great to pack some goodies for them to take with them! I was actually surprised how much my 2 boxes could hold. 1 as I mentioned I used for some of M's stuff...the other I used to start getting stuff ready for baby #2! Anything I collect along the way until the basement is complete will go in there..... well until I'm able to get to all the other stuff that's buried!

Thanks to Technology Container Corp. and Tomoson for letting me do the review :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Decisions....

New post is up on Oh Baby!

http://www.ohbabymagazine.com/blog/decisions/

SURPRISE!!!!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Disney Princess Costume - Product Review

I received a Disney Princess Costume (Snow White) from CostumeDiscounters.com for review. I have done a few reviews for costumes before but have never done one to add to M's dress up cupboard. I decided to do the Snow White dress and see the difference between some of her other dress-up princess stuff. I noticed right away that this one looked a lot more like the actual clothes Snow White wore, where the others we have are the colored versions, so you assume who they're actually suppose to be....do you know what I mean?

The other thing I liked was that this one will probably fit her a lot longer than the others she has as they are a lot smaller and this one fits 4x-6x. the details were great, the sleeves were a satin-like material, the skirt was tulle-like and the bodice was soft...with gold details both painted on and sewn. The gold trim continues around the collar and there is a red bow with Snow White's face on a plastic medallion in the middle.


I like that she can wear this for a long time...and can wear it for Halloween or playing dress-up. Thanks to CostumeDiscounters.com for letting M try this out and add it to her collection :)

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.costumediscounters.com/

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