Friday, July 30, 2010

Wataah Review & Giveaway


Wat-aah is a company who's mission is to have children choose a healthy alternative to sugary juices or soft drinks. Wat-aah not your average bottled water, it's a child friendly water that not only hydrates but also provides a little extra uumph to your drinking water. Wat-aah Brain is a thoughtful combination of ultra pure water and electrolytes to help give your brain what it needs. It's brain food, really. Wat-aah Power is a powerful combination of ultra pure water and magnesium to give you body a little Ka-Pow! Wat-aah Body is simply food for your soul; pure spring water! Wat-aah Energy is not your average energy drink. This is what I like to call, muscle food. Afterall, this ultra pure water and oxygen blend is exactly what your muscles and cells need to keep your day going and moving forward. Christine was kind enough to send us one of each of her four water blends.

Likes: The thing that I like about this water is the fact that it appeals to even the youngest audiences. You don't have to worry about what you're putting into your child when you give them Wat-aah. You are providing them with the best ingredients to help their body grow and function. I love that it gives their bodies what they need in a super fun way. The graphics appeal to younger users and that's always a good thing.

Dislikes: The only thing that I could not like about this water is that it can taste a little on the metallic side. This could be due to not being used to where the water comes from, however. We're pretty used to our water that we use so it could be that we're completely biased to our water that we do use. I also have to say that I think a lot of bottle water tastes on the metallic side so it may not even apply to you. This is just my personal opinion and taste. Another dislike that I have is that there is none located anywhere near me. The closest place to get water is anywhere between 6-8 hours drive. The only other place to purchase this water is Amazon and I don't usually shop there, if ever.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Would you like to try some Wat-aah for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Wat-aah to see where you can purchase it, locally, or purchase a 12 pk case from Amazon for $12.

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Jen!

I would like to send a special thank you to Christine at Wat-Aah for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hop Along Friday


Welcome to the 11th edition of Hop Along Friday, hosted by My New Life As Mom, Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Take A Mom's Word For It, This Adventure Our Life and Belly Charms! No longer are we just a blog hop! We're also a twitter hop, facebook hop and anything and everything in between. Simply link up to all your network pages and have some fun! We continue to invite you and your friends to link up every Friday and join us for a wonderful site hopping adventure! We're all about making friends and having fun so come join us! Why do you want to participate? Because you can be rewarded! Each week we will use random.org to pick a "featured blog" of the week from the previous weeks link ups! Want your blog featured? Then you have to link up! Here's how you can join in on the fun;
  • Link up to your blog, facebook, twitter, etc using our inlinkz link list, below.
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  • If you get a new follower, please feel free to reciprocate the love!
This is a new list every Friday, so please remember to come back and link up!

We understand that not everyone has time to follow and comment on every Hop Along Friday Participant, just do what you can and are willing to do. We will do the same! Take your time and go at your own pace. FYI, however, if you follow me and leave a comment, guaranteed, I will follow you back!

The link list is only open to add new blogs on Fridays but will be visible all week long.

This weeks featured blog is #134 from last week!

Joey Junior Purse Hanger Review & Giveaway


Joey Junior has rocked us once again! This time Joey Junior is bring us a super fab Purse Hanger! You know those times when you sit down to dinner, a meeting, etc and what's the first thing you do? Put your purse on the floor. Do you know how dirty those places are? You put your purse on the bathroom floor to wash your hands, on the floor underneath your table at dinner. Have you seen how much stuff is underneath the tables at restaurants? Yuck! Joey Junior has come to our rescue once again to bring us the Joey Junior Purse Hanger. Now you can keep your purse off the floor in style! Peter has sent us a Purse Hanger in Black Diamond for review.

Likes: I love that this folds does exactly what it is intended to do, keep your purse off the floor. It stores it out of the way and I love that it's so cool to look at. I also love that it folds so compact and stores in such a super cute little velvet bag so you can keep it nice and pretty. I love that this hanger holds so much. Up to 17 pounds!! If it can hold my huge diaper bag/purse with all the junk in it, it can hold anything!

Dislikes: Nothing!

Rating: 10 out of 10

Would you like to have a Joey Junior Purse Hanger for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Joey Junior and purchase a Purse Hanger for $19.95!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Mitch!

I would like to send a special thank you to Peter at Joey Junior for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Joey Junior Review & Giveaway


Joey Junior is a godsend for women, like myself, who just shove every single thing they can find into their purse. Then when I go to try and find something, I end up dumping 90% of the contense of my purse onto the floor, counter, etc to look for what I'm trying to find. Sooo not glamorous. Joey Junior helps us keep all the things we need in our purse, in their places for easy access. You no longer have to search for your chap stick, lip gloss, car keys, cell phone, etc. Everything has it's own place and is easy to find. It's like having 10 extra pockets in your purse! How cool is that? Joey Junior isn't seen by anyone, but you, so it's great to have in your purse to keep yourself and your things organized and in their place.

Joey Junior carries some great pieces that every girl would love to have. Not only do they have a large purse organizer, they have a small purse organizer! Something for everyone! Peter was kind enough to send us a Joey Junior Original Purse Organizer in Zebra print as well as a Joey Junior Mini Purse Organizer in Chocolate Brown Ultra Suede, for review.

Likes: I love... well, do you see the picture above?! I love that. I love how you can take a purse full of junk and turn it into an organized bag. You don't have to search for a ringing cell phone, or your keys in a dark parking lot. Everything is where you need it and you don't have to spend time looking for it. It's just right there. I love that they have two sizes for your bags so you can use the one needed for your size of purse. I also love that this makes switching purses a CINCH! All you have to do is lift out your Joey Junior and put it inside of another purse. Voila! Done.

Dislikes: The only thing that I don't like about this type of system is that it makes me want to put everything in my purse. I'm like, "OH! I have empty pockets! I must fill them!". I hate that, really. That's just my OCD, though. I have to have things in their own space and if something doesn't have a space or something filling that space.. my mind goes crazy. Yikes. I do have to say, however, that the small joey junior does take up quite a bit of space in the bottom of your small bag. I don't know if I like that.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Would you like to have a Joey Junior Purse Organizer for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Joey Junior and purchase an Original Purse Organizer for $19.95 and a Mini Purse Organizer for $14.95!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Linda!


I would like to send a special thank you to Peter at Joey Junior for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Green Hop Wednesday

Everyone knows I'm not perfect. I try to be the very best that I can and sometimes I fail. However, other times I succeed! One of the ways that I succeed is my attempt to be a better person by going green. One of the ways that I can be a better person is by doing everything in my power to be as green as I possibly can. Now, I'm not going to go on some tyrant about carbon footprints, recycling, spending less, etc. But I will point you in the direction of a new little excitement of mine. Everyone, meet the ladies at Green Blog Hop Wednesday!
Green Blog Hop Wednesday is hosted by Going Green with Noah, Tales of the Wife and And Then There Were 4. This blog hop is for anyone interested in going green, staying green and finding new ways of doing so. It's for new 'greenies' and those who have been green for a long time. The purpose is to network with other who relish in the same green lifestyle, even if it's one baby step at a time.



Going Green with Noah




Here's how you can participate:

1. Follow the hostesses in the top three spots.
2. Blog about Green Hop Wednesday.
3. Add your blog name to the MckLinky below.
4. Follow as many other blogs as you would like.

This blog hop will open every Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. You'll have the rest of the week to visit as many blogs as you would like.

Make sure you check back every week as the list resets every week!

The Diaper Sprayer Review & Giveaway

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The Diaper Sprayer is something that I wasn't sure I'd need when I first started cloth diapering. Monkey was still being breastfed at that time so it was very easy to just throw his diapers in the pail to be washed later and not have to worry about staining or ammonia smell. Now that we're in the depths of our solid food journey, we now have many more things to worry about when it comes to what goes in our cloth diapers. We've dealt with major stink issues lately and I've finally found the cause and the answer. Our problem? Monkey has some strong urine. Just having our diapers sit overnight and we wake up to a nice ammonia smell going on. We also had some horrid staining issues due to prunes, carrots and peas. Not fun. How do we fix it? The Diaper Sprayer! Every cloth diaper'er needs one of these! It's an absolute must, in my book! All you have to do is take 5 minutes to set it up and when you remove a diaper, regardless of poop or pee, give it a good rinse and throw it in the pail.

The Diaper Sprayer is a cinch to set up, it literally took me maybe 10 minutes and the only reason it took that long was because I couldn't tighten the tank screw as tight as I needed (had the wrong wrench) so Senior came to help. He gave it a good tighten and now we're all set to go. The Diaper Sprayer comes in a few different styles to choose from, even puppies! Alan was kind enough to send us The Diaper Sprayer in beige for review.

Likes: I love the ease of use. I love how it's so simple to set up and get going. I love that it has helped with our stink issue tremendously and I am so happy I have one, now. I really don't see how I lived without it. Honestly. If you don't think you need one, you don't know what you're missing!


Dislikes: The only issue we had with this diaper sprayer was that our previous hose had a weird seal around the opening so when we tried to put this one on, it didn't seal tight enough so it leaked. No matter how tight we tried to get it, it still leaked. We did, however, remove the seal on the old one and put it in the new one and it worked like a charm!

Rating: 100 out of 10! Yes, it's a MUST HAVE item, for sure!

Would you like to have a diaper sprayer from The Diaper Sprayer for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit The Diaper Sprayer and purchase a beige or white one for $38.99! Different styles and prices available!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Katie!

I would like to send a special thank you to Alan at The Diaper Sprayer for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Eight Months: 8 AMAZING months!!

Dear My Sweet Face,

A beautiful personality. A quirky smile.
When I look into your eyes I can see your soul.
Expressive, courageous, inquisitive.
You're always ready to go.

Days go by. I wonder how.
Time seems to have stood still.
Every moment with you, my sweet face,
is more than I could have ever dreamed of.

Your precious life represents everything perfect in the world.
I can't remember life before you.
You make me smile, everday.
You mean so much to your Daddy and I.

Be true, my little one, as you always are.
Because GOD loves you, we love you.
Forever and ever.
And always.


Little J,

You've accomplished so much in the last month. I can imagine how much more you'll accomplish in the next couple. Your growth amazes me and every day you learn something new. I can't seem to keep up with each new activity as I try to relish each milestone and while I do so, you're off accomplishing something else. I just try to pick up my jaw and watch in amazement.

You are such an easy baby. A wonderful boy. I can't believe your personality. You're always in a great mood and you're always flirting and smiling to everyone around you. You stop people, every where we go. We can't take you anywhere without people stopping to talk to you, or just marvel at your gorgeous smile, your beautiful eyes or your amazingly cute teeth. Oh and how you love it, too.

Some of the new things you've done this month is you've moved another step forward in the 'crawling' world. You still get up on all fours and will take a step *here and there* but have yet to move yourself anywhere. You still prefer your one armed army crawl and use it to get everywhere. You still have two teeth but are working on many more. I'm sure they'll all blow through, soon. Here's your "to-do's" as of 8 months:

first giggle - 03/02
first time in your crib - 03/04
first time falling asleep alone - 03/08
first roll (belly to back) - 03/11
first roll (back to belly) - 03/17
first 360* roll - 03/17
first bite of food (sweet potatoes) - 04/04
started solids - 04/11
first flight - 04/14
first trip to the beach - 04/14
first trolley ride - 04/17
first boat ride - 04/17
first time rolling to sleep on your belly - 05/05
first time in your own room - 05/05
first day without a 'BINK' - 05/18
first tooth (bottom left) - 05/23
second tooth (bottom right) - 05/30
learned to clap - 06/05
first scoot - 06/06
started scooting - 06/16
first word (dad) - 06/28
As I always say, my little one. We're so happy to have you in our lives and we really couldn't have been given a better baby. You're amazing in so many ways and we'll always love you way more than you know.
Forever. And ever. And Always.

Mommy

This was written as of the 12th... he's now 8.5 months!!!

Overstock Dot Com

Lately I've been searching around for great sites that have great supplies at great prices. Another one that I found, that I'm sure many of you know about, is Overstock.com. They have just about anything you could hope for and some. Their prices are competitive and you receive free shipping on your first order!

I'm always looking for great products for my family and Overstock has them! We've been looking for some men shoes for my husband for a while now and they have some great ones to choose from, for sure. As any mother, father, grandparent, or anyone who's taken care of a child may know, we're always on the hunt for great children's clothing for Little J.

One of the things my husband is always on a hunt for is great camping and hiking gear. It doesn't matter the season or the weather, he's always on the hunt for some good camping supplies.

Me, not so much. I'm always looking at things to help my life as a mom be a little easier. Especially around the house. I HATE to do chores and housecleaning is at the bottom of my list. Ask Big J. I loathe it. I'd much rather be out doing something fun. Regardless, finding great cleaning products that can help me out and make it much faster and more efficient is a BIG hit with me. Like a great vacuum cleaner, it's a must in our house. We have a German Shepherd Dog and she has a medium coat and if you don't have a good vacuum, you'll pay for it later and so will the baby. He'd be crawling around on the floor with hair stuck to his hands, his face, etc. YUCK. That's a no go.

Another thing we find ourselves buying a lot is bedding and bath supplies. We're always changing up our bedding to fit our decor and it's something that makes us happy. To crawl into fresh clean sheets and when they're new, that's just a bonus. 

If you haven't given Overstock a try, you should look into it!

This was not a paid posting and my own statements were used. I will receive compensation for including their links, however, I was able to choose the links that I included. Affiliate links were not used.

Head Organics Review & Giveaway

Head Organics is another amazing company that strives to produce healthy and 100% eco-friendly products to you that cause no harm to the environment. Head Organics is made with natural biodegradable ingredients. It's FREE of sulfates, parabens, preservatives, FD&C colorants, glutens, 1,4-dioxane, carcinogens and glycol. It's unique fregrance contains essential oils, it's not tested on animals and it's packaged in clear recyclable PETE containers.

Head Organics carries a wide variety of products. They have a great line that brings you amazing products like Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, leave in conditioner, anti-frizz serum, extra hold hair spray and more! Tomme was amazingly generous and sent me the following products:

  • Styling Wax
  • Shine/Anti-Frizz Serum
  • Extra Hold Hair Spray
  • Leave In Conditioning Spray
  • Clearly Head Shampoo
  • Clearly Head Conditioner
  • Extra Hold Mousse
  • Extra Hold Gel
  • 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
  • as well as some samples to send to some friends! :)
Likes: I absolutely love the clean feeling that this whole system gives your hair. I never have to worry about the oily feeling that some products give your hair and I love that their whole system just plays off the other products. I also have to say that I really like the 2in1 shampoo and conditioner. I usually don't use these types of products, at all, but when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. It's actually wonderful! One thing that I have to mention is that some other products can leave your hair feeling like you washed it with bar soap but not Head Organics.. even if you just use the shampoo, it leaves your hair feeling silky and smooth. It's amazing.

Dislikes: There's nothing that I don't like about this line of products. It's not only great for your hair but it's also great for the environment. It couldn't be any better.

Rating: 10 out of 10

Would you like to have some Head Organics for yourself or someone you know? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Head Organics and find a retailer to purchase the set that I received for approximately $128.50!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Hoa!

I would like to send a special thank you to Tommy at Head Organics for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Guy And Eva Review & Giveaway

Guy And Eva is another great place to find some stylish jewelry for any outfit at amazingly low prices. You can find anything that even the pickiest person would absolutely adore! Guy And Eva carries necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and make sure you check out their Spring/Summer 2010 collection! Some super fab pieces, for sure! Aline was super kind enough to send me an amazing Ilene ring (page 17), for review, as well as a gorgeous Natalia necklace (page 5).

Likes: I love these pieces, for sure! I love that I can wear them dress up or in a casual outfit. They're super inexpensive and I love dolling myself up with some super great pieces, such as these. It's fool proof! Anyone can find some great pieces that will work with any outfit and you don't have to spend hours searching. Their all in one place and easy to find.

Dislikes: Nothing!

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Rating: 10 out of 10!

Would you like to have a piece of Guy And Eva for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Guy And Eva and purchase the Ilene ring for $79 and the Natalia necklace for $48.

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Ruth!

I would like to send a special thank you to Ailene at Guy And Eva for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hop Along Friday



Welcome to the 10th and Hop Along Friday, hosted by My New Life As Mom, Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Take A Mom's Word For It, This Adventure Our Life and Belly Charms! No longer are we just a blog hop! We're also a twitter hop, facebook hop and anything and everything in between. Simply link up to all your network pages and have some fun! We continue to invite you and your friends to link up every Friday and join us for a wonderful site hopping adventure! We're all about making friends and having fun so come join us! Here's how you can join in on the fun;
  • Link up to your blog, facebook, twitter, etc using our inlinkz link list, below.
  • Follow the host/hostesses located in the first 5 slots.
  • Follow any other blogs that you feel appropriate! :)
  • If you get a new follower, please feel free to reciprocate the love!
This is a new list every Friday, so please remember to come back and link up!

We understand that not everyone has time to follow and comment on every Hop Along Friday Participant, just do what you can and are willing to do. We will do the same! Take your time and go at your own pace. FYI, however, if you follow me and leave a comment, guarenteed, I will follow you back!

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Please make sure you have a way for people to follow you!

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Neuma Review & Giveaway


Neuma is a company that strives to bring you great organic products while giving our planet the utmost respect. Neuma uses all natural products that not only brings health and wellness to your hair and body, but also doesn't cause harm to our precious Mother Earth. NEUMA contains no synthetic fragrance, only 100% pure essential oils and is naturally derived from plant extracts.


Neuma not only carries a beautiful line of hair care products, they also carry a wonderful line of beauty products. Neuma carries a nice array of lines; Moisture, Volumize, Styling, Renew, Repair and the kitchen sink. Okay, maybe they don't sell kitchen sinks but anything you could want in hair care, you have right at your fingertips. Tommy was kind enough to send me some samples of their Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner and their Moisturizing Body Lotion.

Likes: The thing that I like most about Neuma products is the fact that they are FREE of synthetic fragrances, sulfates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, ureas, carcinogens, and environmental pollutants!! Are you kidding me?! Now you know that this is good for you if it's free from all of these harmful ingredients! I also love that it's plant based and is made from certified organic extracts. Not only are their products safe and eco-friendly, but so is their packaging! Their bottles are made from 85% post consumer recycled bottles and their packaging containers are made with 100% recycled fiber. Oh and just to top the cake... their company is run off 100% wind power. Isn't it amazing! It makes me feel MUCH better about what I put on my hair and on my body. I love that this hair product smells delicious as well as feel great! It doesn't leave any film feeling on your hair or body and it rinses clean. I love the natural feel and more importantly the natural smell. It smells like you could eat it.

Dislikes: The ONLY thing that I dislike about this company, their products, service, etc.. is the wait time that you have to go through to view their website. I'm on a fast internet and viewing the video before you can get on their site drives me nuts. I'm a "get it and be done with it" type of person and I hate waiting. Especially when I'm extremely busy, so the only alteration I would make is that they have a "skip intro" button for their intro videos.

Rating: 10 out of 10

Would you like to have some Neuma products for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, 409cope!

I would like to send a special thank you to Tommy at Neuma for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WINNERS ALL AROUND!

I applogize for not getting all the winners posted this past week, however, my family and I went on a short vacation from Friday to Tuesday. I'm now back and here are the winners from the past handful of giveaways that have been posted. Are you one of them? If not, don't fret! There are plenty more ways to win! Check out our sidebar for our latest giveaways.

Bella Bottoms - #376

Rockin Green Soap - #952

FuzziBunz - #805

Nifty Nappy - #1959

BottomBumpers - #13

Thanks Mama - #411

SmartiPants - #893

EcoNuts - #101

BabyKicks - #11

bumGenius - #811

Bummis - #510

Green Acre Designs - #38

Live Clean Baby - #205

The Baby Store Plus - #26

ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED!

Crunchy Clean & Lulu's in the Fluff will be posted as soon as they're confirmed!

A huge congratulations to all the winners! I hope you enjoy your winnings!
Please let me know what you think of your new items!

UV Skinz Review & Giveaway


UV Skinz was created by Rhonda Sparks after loosing her husband just three days after the September 11th tragedy. Her husband, Darren, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer in 1996. After a 15 year battle with the disease, he lost his fight. It then became Rhonda's mission to bring awareness to anyone and everyone she can that skin cancer IS real and that it does effect far too many people. What many people don't know is even one sun burn in a child's first 15 years of life doubles their chance for skin cancer in the future. DOUBLES! How scary is that? Rhonda has come a long way to bringing awareness to the public and has done an extraordinary job protecting our little ones with the production of her amazing UV Skinz swimwear!

UV Skinz has an amazing line of swimwear! Swimwear for babies, kids and adults! They also have an amazing line of hats, UV shades and accessories! Every kind of UV protection you'd need! Rhonda was generous enough to offer up a UV Skinz Sharky-B Swim Shirt and a super cute pair of UV Skinz Baby Bloomers in Nautical Navy for review.

Likes: There are many things that I love about this swimwear. I love that it's one application! You don't have to spend 30 minutes of prep time trying to cover a wriggling baby in greasy sun screen. Just a simple application to his face, hands and legs and you're good to go. You don't have to spend the time covering the entire baby. I also love that it's all day protection. You don't have to bring baby in out of the fun in the sun to re-apply sunscreen. Just put the outfit on and you're good to go! I love the prints available and I love that this is true protection. You can stretch out one of the sleeves and hold it up to the light and you can't see any light through this, it's amazing! I love that it has a UPF rating of 50+. What is a UPF rating, you ask? Why, Ultraviolet Protection Factor, of course! 50+ is the highest UPF rating available! You can't get any better protection!

Dislikes: What is there to dislike about one application, all day protection from the sun's harmful rays? What's not to like about reducing my son's risk of skin cancer later on in life by such an easy one step process? The only other thing that could make this better was if they made pants!

Rating: 10 out of 10

Would you like to have a UV Skinz swim shirt for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit UV Skinz and purchase an infant sized UV Skinz Swim shirt for $26.95!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Debbie! 

I would like to send a special Thank You to Rhonda at UV Skinz for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blush Accessories Review & Giveaway


Blush is a wonderful product that many mothers like myself could really use. It was designed by two women, one pregnant and one with a long torso, their shirts were just too short. Instead of waiting for that perfect product to be made they decided to make it themselves. Thus, the topless undershirt was born. This is perfect for everyone. You can wear it under your shirt for a little added layer or to extend the life of your favorite shrunken shirt. Simply wear it on your torso and adjust the length to your liking. All pregnant women could definitely use this. It has an amazing amount of stretch and will last your entire pregnancy, I'm sure of it. Blush has a great line of colors and patterns for your pleasure. Rachel was kind enough to send us one of their super amazing topless undershirts in brown for review.

Likes: I love this undershirt. I love that I can adjust the length to what I need and if I want more or less, all I have to do is pull it up or down. I have a super short torso but even I have problems finding shirts that are long enough. Many of my shirts are short enough to where they would show belly if I raised my arms and having my son 8 months ago, I'm not okay with that. I would like to keep myself covered regardless of whether or not I'm doing the YMCA dance or not. I don't see how people with long torso's do it because I'm having a hard enough time. Blush is a great accessory to have on hand and I love that it keeps my torso covered while I'm nursing my son. I can lift my top shirt up which keeps my breasts covered but my Blush undershirt keeps my torso covered and I don't have to worry about covering my son and roasting to death in the process. It's a blessing, let me tell you.

Dislikes: The only issue I have with this shirt is something I have problems with with just about any type of outfit I wear. I have a super short torso so it's hard to keep things in place where they need to be. They tend to ride up or roll down so I have to continuously adjust them. This one isn't nearly that bad but I do have to adjust it a bit every time I get out of a car or something that makes my shirt ride up.

Rating: 9 out of 10!

Would you like to have a Blush Topless Undershirt for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Blush and purchase a Topless Undershirt for $20!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Lindsay!

I would like to send a special thank you to Rachel at Blush Accessories for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Monday, July 19, 2010

SodaStream Review



SodaStream is a super fab company that was developed to modernize and create an eco-friendly way of making soda. You no longer have to run to the store, lug all those cans or bottles of soda into the cart then into the car and into the house. Only to throw 1/2 the product away or take even MORE time to collect all the bottles or cans for recycling. Not only that but you can't customize your soda! With SodaStream, you can add the amount of flavoring AND carbonation that you want. Do you like heavy carbonation with a little bit of flavor? No problem! Light carbonation with heavy flavor? Not a problem! Sparking water with a spritz of lemon flavor? Easy peasy! Sparking water with NO flavor? That's simple, too!

SodaStream carries a great line of SodaStream models. From the super simple to more elite and stylish. They also have a super cute penguin model. They have two sizes of Co2 tanks to choose from, one that produces enough Co2 for 60 liters of soda and a larger size that produces enough Co2 for 110 liters of soda! They also have 39 flavors of soda to choose from. From original cola to diets to cream sodas, flavored waters, as well as some fruit flavored sodas. Erin was super generous in sending me their Fountain Jet Starter Kit in black, as well as 9 soda flavors and a pack of MyWater Lemon Essence for review.

Likes: I love that everything is 100% customizable. I love that I can adjust my carbonation, my flavor, etc. I also love that the flavor really tastes like what it says it is. I also love that I don't have to worry about lugging soda around and once we're done enjoying it, loading up all the cans, bottles, etc to take it to recycle. I love how simple it is and how eco-friendly it is. No more wasting bottle after bottle or can after can. Simply reuse the bottle and enjoy as much as you want. I also love that the bottle that is provided with the kit is PERFECT for 1 soda for me and 1 for my husband. You don't have to worry about making a huge 2 liter and only drinking half of it and the rest going to waste. Also, I am so all over the place that sometimes I want a lemon soda, other times I want root beer. Then fruit and back to lemon. I love that I don't have to worry about either drinking a HUGE 2 liter by myself or having some go to waste because I wanted something different. The size is just perfect. I also love that the diet flavors don't contain Aspartame and there is NO high fructose corn syrup in the other sodas! Did I mention that their bottles are also BPA Free!! Nice!

Dislikes: It did take a bit of getting used to. I was terrified that when I first used it that it was going to explode, ha ha! But after the second or third use, I was way more comfortable and got used to it. I did have to watch a video online because when it says "push the button three times until you hear a loud BUZZ" I was confused. I pushed it three times and didn't hear a buzz and was afraid it was going to explode so I had to google a youtube video to hear what the buzz sounded like before I felt comfortable enough to continue. After that I realized that it meant push it in pulses until you hear a loud BUZZ then do it 2 more times to achieve average soda carbonation. 5 times for high carbonation and 1-2 times for light carbonation. It wasn't bad though.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Would you like to have a SodaStream machine for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit SodaStreamUSA and purchase a Fountain Jet Starter Kit for $99.95!

I want to send a special thank you to SodaStream for sending us the review items. I was not compensated in any other way to write this post and all statements within it are my own, honest opinions.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SlimPerfect Review & Giveaway


SlimPerfect is like a super fab weight loss program sans all the huffing and puffing and sweating like a roast pig. Slim Perfect is an amazing line of swimwear and activewear that helps you look at least 10 pounds lighter the instant you put it on. I'm not kidding. This swimwear is perfect! Now that I've become a mom, I don't like to show nearly as much skin as I did before I had my son. There's something about being a mom that makes me not want to look like I take my cloths off for money. If you know what I mean. Before I had my son, I had the body that one could wear a bikini in. Now, not so much. When it comes to swimwear, I'd like something that I could wear that doesn't make me uncomfortable and feel awkward. SlimPerfect does just that!


SlimPerfect carries a great line of pieces. From separates to one pieces, they have a wide array of colors, styles and sizes. They have slimskirts, tankinis, slimdresses and many many more. Casey was generous enough to send me a solid black SlimDress for review.

Likes: It supports me where I need support. It covers me where I need to be covered. It holds things in that I need held in. It does it all! I love that I don't have to worry about the infamous lines that normal bathing suits cause. I also love that I don't have to worry about 'falling out' like I do in other suits. Oh and ANOTHER thing.. I also don't have to worry about adjusting this suit. Once it's on.. it's on and snug. You don't have to tug and pull and adjust like you have to do with other suits.

Dislikes: I don't know if it's just a size discrepancy or if it's just my body style, but I thought that the bike shorts were sewn in a little low for my liking. As you can see in the picture, it creates a panty line effect that I wish wasn't there. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with it. *I will say that it may just be a size issue. I thought I'd be a size 10 but ordered an 8 because they were sold out of 10's. I also need to loose 15 pounds so I figured this was my motivation to do so! What better motivation than to look even better in your swim suit!*

Rating: 9 out of 10

Would you like to have a SlimPerfect swim suit for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit SlimPerfect and purchase a Solid Black SlimDress for $59.90!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Stephanie!

I would like to send a special thank you to Casey at SlimPerfect for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fantasy Jewelry Box Review & Giveaway


Fantasy Jewelry Box is your one stop shop for a great line of imitation diamond and fashion jewelry. They carry a wonderful line of jewelry for women as well as a great line for me. They have rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and even matching sets! My favorite is their line of Animal Inspired Jewelry. How precious are they?! Did I mention that they have a huge collection of pieces all under $25 or less!!


Joyce was kind enough to send us Danela's Whimsical Black Swirl & Ivory Enamel Ring for review.

 Likes: I love the 'Fleur De Lis' look of this ring. I love the diamond accent and I love the over sized look and feel of it. It makes a statement without looking ridiculous. I also love the inexpensive price of this ring. At this price, you can add a few items to your collection without spending an arm and a leg like some other shops that you shop at. I also love that even though these are imitation diamonds, the ring doesn't look cheap. It looks authentic and designer. I love it.

Dislikes: Nothing!

Rating: 10 out of 10!

Would you like to have a piece of Fantasy Jewelry Box Jewelry for you or someone you love? Well here's how you can!

Buy It! You can visit Fantasy Jewelry Box and purchase Danela's Whimsical Black Swirl & Ivory Enamel Ring for $49.95!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Michele!

I would like to send a special thank you to Joyce at Fantasy Jewelry Box for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hop Along Friday - Week 9



Welcome to the ninth and new edition of Blog Hop Friday turns Hop Along Friday, hosted by My New Life As Mom, Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Take A Mom's Word For It, This Adventure Our Life and Belly Charms! No longer are we just a blog hop! We're also a twitter hop, facebook hop and anything and everything in between. Simply link up to all your network pages and have some fun! We continue to invite you and your friends to link up every Friday and join us for a wonderful site hopping adventure! We're all about making friends and having fun so come join us! Here's how you can join in on the fun;
  • Link up to your blog, facebook, twitter, etc using our inlinkz link list, below.
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  • Follow any other blogs that you feel appropriate! :)
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Gourmet Gift Basket Review & Giveaway

Gourmet Gift Baskets is a great place to look for a unique gift for anyone on your gift list. From the plain and simple to the completely unique and out there. They have a great gift line up for everyone! They have holiday baskets, baby shower baskets, corporate baskets, love and romance baskets, as well as ICE CREAM gift baskets. Are you kidding me?! I want them all, for sure! They also have fruit and healthy gift baskets and themed gift baskets for those that need to match the gift to the theme of the party. Some of the gift baskets that I loved were this one, this one and this one. Brian was kind enough to send us the Classic Snack Basket for review.

This particular snack basket included:
  • Dipping Pretzels
  • Zesty Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip
  • Metropolitan Trail Mix
  • Virginia Salted Peanuts
  • Almond Pecan-dy Crunch
  • Organic Coconut Bar
  • Tangy Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Petite Cheese Biscuits
  • Buttered Peanut Crunch
First I have to say that these gift baskets BLOW those other gift baskets out of the park! It's no longer stale tasting cookies or cardboard crackers. Gourmet Gift Baskets are truly that, gourmet! They're delicious, fresh and taste amazing! I absolutely LOVED the Buttered Peanut Crunch. I think I ate the WHOLE 10 oz within an hour. It was WAY too good. I want another 50 bags because that stuff is DELICIOUS. We also loved the pretzels and raspberry mustard dip. I love that you can see the mustard seeds in the dipping sauce and it's sweet and tangy with a kick all at the same time.

Rating: 10 out of 10

Would you like to have a Classic Snack Basket for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Gourmet Gift Baskets and purchase a Classic Snack Basket for $59.99!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, js22!!

I would like to send a special Thank You to Brian at Gourmet Gift Baskets for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dropper Stopper Review & Giveaway



Dropper Stopper was created when the sister-in-law duo; Meredith and Nicole got tried of picking up toys, sippy cups, etc that their children had thrown out of the stroller and onto the ground. Thus came the Dropper Stopper™. This innovative product has brought modern style and convenience to moms everywhere. They also have a few different patterns to choose from; Aqua Dot, Bubble Blast, Purple Blossom, Sky Dot and Camo. Meredith was kind enough to send a Sky Dot Dropper Stopper™ for review.

Likes: I love the color, first of all. I love the different styled patterns that they have to match each individual style of mom. I love that you can use this however you want and it's easy to use it on cups, bottles, toys, bears, and more! I also love the adjustable end that make it possible to hang it lower or shorter for each individual need. I also love how there's a 'grippy' end that holds cups and bottles in place without them sliding out when thrown. You can also attach the Dropper Stopper™ upside down so when a sippy cup is thrown, it turns right side up so it doesn't leak. I, however, have a sippy cup that doesn't leak so I wasn't worried about it.

Dislikes: You can't see it from the pictures that I posted but I wish the part going around the sippy cup snapped over itself instead of on the same side. Since it does this, the fabric sticks out. However, I bet my son will love to play with it and chew on it so I may love the feature, after all.

Rating: 10 out of 10!

Would you love to have a Dropper Stopper™ for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Buy It! Visit Meredith and purchase a Dropper Stopper™ for $13!

This contest is CLOSED!
Congrats to the winner, Kathy!

I would like to send a special Thank You to Meredith at Dropper Stopper for providing the review and giveaway items! I was not compensated in any other way for this review or post and the statements within this post are of my own and honest opinions.