Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Zoocchini Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Such cute stuff. As the title implies it's Zoo related items. Avery received a Doinkie The Pig hooded towel and a Safari Dinner Set. I LOVE her towel. It's plenty big for her toddler body now that she's outgrown the baby towels (like 2 years ago) and She loves the cute little piggy on their. We also love the dinner set. Although we haven't used the sippy cup because she doesn't really use them anymore, the plate, bowl and utensils have all gotten plenty use.
 Here is the towel laid out
It has little pockets for hands to hold onto so they stay warm inside the towel
Little squiggly tail on back
Avery all bundled up!
It's very warm and cuddly and I love seeing her little face under a piggy's face. So adorable. She loves this towel and wears it even not after a bath. She's been demanding more baths so she can use this towel lately. Silly girl!

The Dinner Set is dishwasher safe!! WooHoo
Zoocchini also has Plush Friends and they are adorable. They also carry Rugs and Wall Dots.

So many cute things. I LOVE this Rug
Price: The towels are $30. They have 9 designs to choose from. Avery is in love with elephants and I'm sure that would be her first choice! The Dinner Sets are $23. I think they are a little overpriced. 

Overall: **** the price is high, but quality is great.

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Giveaway Ends September 11th at 11:59 PM EST
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The Sak on ABC's No Ordinary Family this Fall!



Both the sak Cambria Tote and Sakroots Artist Circle Shopper can be seen on the ABC TV Show, No Ordinary Family, this coming Fall.   Get your Cambria Tote today for the Special Web Price of $27.75 at http://www.thesak.com/Cambria_Tote/pd/np/-1/p/1079.html.
 
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Green Sproutlets Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Eco Friendly and Organic clothing. I LOVE them. They are a little bit more pricey, but so worth it. They are super soft too. Have you ever felt an organic cotton shirt? WOW!! You're in for a treat.

Avery got a Layered Long Sleeve Tee in Pink Polka from Green Sproutlets and we love it.
The print
I just love the colors and the print of it. It's just perfect for fall. It fits her perfectly (3T) and has a little growing room. I know we'll be able to wear it through March/April. Through the cold months for sure. Avery is so small she'll be wearing some 3T's next fall even and this may even still fit her then.

Violet Affleck daughter of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck was spotted wearing this same tee!!!

I love just how soft it is. I love the layered look. 

Some info about the shirt
For infant sizes, it features two snaps on the left shoulder for easy dressing.
Water-based tagless back printing so that skin won't be irritated.
It is made of 70% Viscose from Bamboo for silky softness and 30% Organic Cotton for more substance.

They also have this same shirt in boy's colors. See
Love the colors on that one as well!!

Info about Green Sproutlets
Green Sproutlets was inspired by a husband and wife team who felt the need to provide their daughter and other children who have sensitive skin with soft, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly clothing, which promotes social and environmental awareness while being stylish and hip.
"These products are for our children, our future. They are the most important part of our lives, therefore they deserve to have the best 'not harmful to mother-nature' has to offer." -Green Sproutlets

Our products are eco-friendly, using mainly certified bamboo, organic cotton, and other sustainable fabrics such as soy or hemp. We use water-based ink for our printing and low impact dyes. Absolutely no pesticides, lead or any other harmful chemicals. Certified lead-free. Making them safer for the children and the environment.
Awesome! Love to find a company who actually cares and isn't just in it for the money!

Price: The shirt was $30. A little pricey, but well worth it.

Overall: ***** love the shirt and the colors.

GIVEAWAY
Green Sproutlets has offered one Mommy Of 1 and Counting reader the chance to win a Bib and Burp Cloth Set in the color of your choice.
You could choose this one
Or this one
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Oh My Goodness



So I just realized that it's almost September and I need to start homeschooling Avery in 2 weeks. I know this isn't real homeschool, but we're setting a schedule. Nothing too fancy, just start by 10 and be done by 1 with a 30 minutes snack break thrown in there.

We are ready, I just have to buy some more workbooks. I'm starting her so early, so that I have 2 trial run years before officially deciding this is what I want to do. I don't know that I can dedicate 3 hours to homeschooling her and then more and more as the years go on. I'm not so sure, so We'll see how it goes. I'll probably be ok.

Since we're going on vacation this weekend I have decided to start her schooling on the 13th. And although we do a lot of stuff already, I'm really going to crack down!!! I'm usually just climbing out of bed at 10. I need to quit going to bed at 1AM (yes look at the time I posted this 12:48 AM my time) and I need to have her at the table eating breakfast by 9:30. I figure I can shower after while she's watching an educational video, but I need to get up a little earlier. I guess it doesn't matter what time we start and end, but I want it to be the same time every day. The sooner the better so we can do field trips and parks after.

I just need to buy some last minute stuff and then I'll be totally ready (I think).

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jewelry Payless Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I love me some jewelry and most of all I love CHEAP jewelry. Well at Jewelry Payless they have everything you could want, but cheaper. 
I received the Lariat Style Linked Heart necklace. When I chose this necklace it was on a regular chain. I don't care for the lariat style. So he told me it would be sent as lariat style and I agreed I thought I would like it and decided to give it a try. 

When I got it the chain was all tangled up
After sending NUMEROUS emails back and forth he was able to talk me through getting it untangled. It worked!!! So although it came slightly ruined he was able to have it fixed for me in no time at all. It only took a few tries and I finally got it. GREAT customer Service!!

I just don't like the look of the lariat. HOWEVER, I have worn it a couple times for the purpose of this review and I have to say it's growing on me. I do find that every couple hours I have to tighten it up again so it doesn't fall off my neck, but other than that it's pretty good about staying still. The cubic zirconia's have stayed in place. 

One thing I don't care for is the way the hearts are connected, the bottom one swivels a lot.
If I would've seen this necklace as a lariat style I wouldn't have chosen it. My choice would've been this one
They have so many other great necklaces and pieces altogether. I love all their things and I could see myself spending hundreds here.

Price: My Necklace is $30. Not bad at all!!

Overall: ***** love the item. Style is ok, but it is growing on me!

GIVEAWAY
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Pediped Review





You might all remember my review about 6 months ago for Pediped, Well this time I got to review the new fall line. 
We received the Rozy Chocolate Brown flex shoe for Avery this time. I love it. It's sparkly so you could dress them up, but they're casual enough for every day.
They fit Avery perfectly and she loves them. They sent us a size 26 (9-9.5)

As always we love these shoes. They come with extra inserts that take up a little extra room so the shoes have growing room. These shoes will surely last us into spring. She wears them now with the extra insert in and she has about 3/4" at the end. So they should last us a while.  I just love the look of them. They are beautiful!

Pediped has recently added a new line of shoes called Grip N Go. They're for that in between originals and flex age. I think they are so cute.
The Grip N Go is for size 4-7 and I think they give extra stability for those early walkers. 

Price: This shoe we reviewed is $34. It's one of the cheaper in the Flex line. I think this is generous pricing. It seems a little much, but these shoes are needed for correct development and to me that's worth it.

Overall: ***** love Pediped!
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The Posie pocket Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



The Posie Pocket has some absolutely beautiful items. She has hair items as well as clothing. 

I received a Grey Rosette Trio headband as well as a clip in Chocolate Satin
I love how beautifully they are put together. I have worn the headband 3 times now and it's still stretchy, hasn't stretched out and nothing has come undone. The clip I haven't gotten to wear yet, but I know that once I start wearing my hair down more I will. Avery can also wear the clip so I like that about it. 

These items arrived fast and very well packaged. They were safe and very neatly placed. Everything is in tact and is remaining that way.

She also sells kids head bands and like I said before clothes, and she also has necklaces
Check out some of these other items I LOVE
Those are just a few of my other favorites.

Price: The headband I received is $10 and the clip is $9. I think this clip is a little much, but the headband is the perfect price. 

Overall: ***** So happy with these items.

GIVEAWAY
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Maggie's Pure Land Winners



There were 6 winner's so it's easier to post separately!
60 entries (6 were sent to my email) These are the winner's
Ashley said... 28
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Valancia said... 32
Maggie's Soap Nut Laundry Liquid fragrance disappears during the wash cycle. skyxsky27 @ gmail dot com
THIS WINNER WAS MY EMAIL ENTRY. CONGRATS SHELLIE

6th Winner
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Winner's for 8/28



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