Thursday, May 31, 2012

Zipit Bedding Review



This is really the coolest thing since sliced bread. REALLY!!!
I'm talking about the new zipit bedding. This is AWESOME!

It's children's bedding in either Twin or Full size and it's a pillowcase and the fitted sheet and comforter are ATTACHED! YES they are. They zip together which allows children to easily make their bed!
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: For a limited time, my readers can get Zipit Bedding at a special DISCOUNT PRICE of only $39.99! That's $20 off the already discounted web price. For only $39.99, you can experience this great new product. Don't miss this opportunity! Click HERE to order (www.zipitbedding.com) and use this code at checkout to receive your discount: HEATHER10.
 Oh yes, it really is this cool! You can see the fitted sheet there and the pink is the comforter!
 Pillowcase
 It's this easy!
 There are 2 zippered pockets on each side of the bedding!!!!
 It just easily zips up!! The fitted sheet is on the bed and the comforter zips to the sheet. 
 All snuggled and 'FAKE' sleeping!
If you just need to wash the sheet or the comforter, they completely detach from each other. So it's super easy to do that. 

Avery loves to make her bed with this. She just unzips one side at night and gets in. And then in the morning she just zips it back up. She was terrible about her top sheet and comforter being sideways on her bed because she kicked them off. Well the comforter was too heavy for her to move by herself. So this is the perfect solution.

AND this bedding is cheaper than the big expensive set from Kohl's! I think we paid $90 for her set from Kohl's. 
This bedding is normally $99.99 But it's on sale for $59.99 and with this code HEATHER10 you can get it for just $39.99!!!
They also have it in Navy
I wish they would come out with more designs! These are okay, but I want cuter stuff with better images!! 

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Zipit in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Zipit for allowing me to review this product 


#EclosBeauty Anti Aging Skin Care Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ├ęclos Skin Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Eclos_StarterKit.jpg

 ?clos Skin Care is anti-aging skin care that can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the nasty ingredients.  It is totally different than other skin care because it uses plant stem cells extracted from a rare, Swiss apple.  All products are formulated without synthetic fragrances, parabens, synthetic dyes, sulfates or petro-chemicals.

I received a Sample Package!

Inside the kit contained:

  • Facial Cleanser Skin Prep
  • Cellular Activator Face Serum
  • Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream
  • Restorative Eye Cream
  • Instant Radiant Facial Scrub
  • Skin Renewal Clay Mask
  • ├ęclos Terry Cloth Head Band
The Facial Cleanser Skin Prep lifts away makeup and dirt, purifying your pores and prepping your skin for treatment. All the products smelled herbish. They smelled like Rosemary and Green Tea to me!
Then I used the Instant radiant Facial Scrub. This polishes away dry, flaky skin and it smooths fine lines and wrinkles to improve the overall texture of the skin. It wasn't harsh on my skin at all. It wasn't very grainy.
The Skin Renewal Clay Mask gets used twice a week. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, wait for it to harden and then rinse off. It detoxifies and clarifies skin, absorbs impurities and unclogs pores.
The Cellular Activator Face Serum Awakens dormant skin, visibly reduces wrinkles and gives you smoother, softer, youthful complexion. This wasn't greasy and absorbed in nicely!
The Restorative Eye Cream gets dabbed around the eyes it reduces fine lines around eyes. 
The Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream slows signs of aging and helps tighten sagging skin. This is a thick cream, but it absorbed in and didn't feel oily after a while. At first it was a bit oily, but it fully absorbed within 10 minutes before I hit the sheets!

All these products are very nice. It's a long regimen though, that is for certain. But to get youthful looking skin, you need to use product!
Before of my chin. This was RIGHT after I had Emerson and my hormones were way out of whack still!
After of my chin. Most of this is probably from my hormones leveling out, but look at the skin tone more instead of just the acne.
Price: This kit is $19.99!
Overall: ***** so far!


Visit Sponsor's Site


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Udi's Bakery Review




When you try and eat healthier, you really need to look at every aspect of your life. That includes your grains and breads. It's hard to go healthier here without paying the high price, but Udi's is reasonably priced for great quality!

I received a prize pack from Udi's for review!
 Ways to reuse the box!!! I planted some flowers in mine!!!!!
 Hotdog Buns Classic, Classic Hamburger Buns, Whole Grain Hamburger Buns and Snickerdoodle Cookies
Let me start by saying those cookies were AMAZING!!! They were gone in 2 days. They were just the right amount of cinnamon. YUM!!!

This couldn't have come at a better time. I needed to go grocery shopping and we were scrounging for food.  I didn't know what was for dinner and this amazing package arrived around 2 o'clock. I decided we were having burgers that night with our Udi's buns!

I made basic hamburgers (well turkey burgers since we don't do red meat) and I also made homemade fries on the side. These buns were really good. 

They are harder than regular buns, but that means they're sturdy! Later on that week we had hotdogs and same thing, hard buns, but they were sturdy. Although the hotdog buns cracked at the bottom, it was easy to just hold it all together. 

These buns were really good and they're good for you too!! They're all gluten free, the whole grain hamburger buns have 6 grams of fiber in them!

The only thing I don't like is that the Hamburger buns come in packs of 4 and the hotdog come in 6. Hotdogs come in 8 packs, so that doesn't line up... 

Right now through June 19th Udi's is hosting a BUNGO game on their Facebook page. Each participant gets their own BUNGO board (similar to BINGO). Each square has a task and for each task you do you can cross off that square. Once you get a whole row you get points toward Udi's Coupons and other barbeque essentials. If you complete the entire board, you're entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card to one of the following: Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma or Whole Foods!

Price: Pack of 4 hamburger buns is $4.50. This is a bit pricey, but how often do you eat burgers are home? Even for once a week that's not bad at all. Hotdog is $4.75 for 6. 

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Udi's in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Udi's for allowing me to review this product 


Stylish Mode Review



Headband have been all the rage lately. They are making a comeback again, that's for sure!

Stylish Mode definitely has some adorable ones that they make. They generously sent me 2 headbands for review.
 I got a 2 inch headband in the Orange, Purple and White and also a Skinny Headband in the Red and White Floral
 The elastic on the back
These headbands are very simply made, but that's great! There's nothing extra to figure out. Just make sure the elastic is at the nape of your neck and put it on. It's great for keeping hair out of face when it's in a ponytail doing housework, but it's also great when you're hair is down for an extra oomph for running errands!

I love that orange, purple and white 2" headband! It's so cute and it's the perfect size!
I got my hair cut about 2.5 months ago and she cut me side bangs. Well I couldn't get used to them. I'm growing them out now and these headbands are perfect for keeping out of my face. When my hair is in a ponytail my bangs don't quite reach, so they all fall out. This is perfect for that! And when my hair is down the bangs don't quite reach behind my ear, so again this is perfect for preventing them from falling in front of my face!

The headbands are just fabric with a little elastic at the back, but it's perfect!

The stitching is really great on these headbands. They are pretty perfectly made!
She has a ton of adorable headbands on her site!


Scarf headbands!

She also has key fobs and lanyards too!

Price: Her 2" wide are $9. The Scarf are $14 and the Skinny are $8! These are reasonable prices!

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Stylish Mode in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Stylish Mode for allowing me to review this product 


Monday, May 28, 2012

5 months old today!



Crazy how fast the time goes. He's 5 months old and ALMOST crawling already!


 Love this one!
 Happy Memorial Day!!!!
He is just about 15 pounds and roughly 26" long!!! Big boy

Here is one of him eating avocados the other day!
And a video of him trying to crawl just taken this afternoon. He is growing up quick!!!
We just now finally bought him a crib. It will be here by week's end. So just yesterday I put him in his own room to try it out. He took a 1.5 hour long nap in there in his bassinet part of his playpen. Then he went to bed at 9:45. He was up at 1:45 and then again at 6:10. Then finally woke up at 8:30!! So he did really good. I was surprised. That room is right up next to the street and the sun comes in, in the morning. It's way different than our room. And when he was in our room after that 6 feeding he wouldn't sleep in the playpen anymore, he would only sleep if he was in bed with me. So I'm already seeing a difference. And he was usually waking once at night around 5:30-6 when Jon's alarm would go off. I'm thinking that with him in his own room maybe that feeding will get cut out completely. Right now he's waking out of habit. So we'll see if that changes. 

Today he's taken one 1.5 hour nap and right now has been sleeping for 2 hours in there!!! YAY! Hopefully we're on a good sleep schedule again!



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop Sponsor Spotlight SMUSH TUSH




I get a lot of diapers, you all know this, but this has to be one of my favorites ever!

I got it just at the right time too! I received the USA print Pocket Diaper from Smush Tush

I love the name!!! I chose the USA diaper because of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day all coming up in the nest few months. But of course it's cute any time and since Jon is a Disabled Veteran we like to support our country at all times!!
Her pockets don't normally include inserts, so she also included an Organic Hemp Soaker
There was instructions on each item!
 Smallest
 Small
 Medium
 Largest
 Inside is a super soft red minky
 Her label
 Here it is on Emerson!!!
 Adorable right?
 He certainly likes to check it out!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this diaper. For the longest time I forgot it was a pocket. Since it's a hemp insert it can easily just lay on top of the minky and be used like an AI2. But the hemp isn't nearly as soft as minky so when I discovered the pocket I started stuffing it and I find it's more absorbent that way! Because when he pees it goes straight down inside the pocket and then can slosh around a bit before absorbing (if needed to). If he goes with the insert on top it can leak out the sides. We did have this issue a couple times because it would run right off the insert instead of absorbing right away, but this only happened when he'd worn it for 3 hours or so! Not a big deal. 

The insert is very absorbent. Only thing is she didn't stitch through all the layers when she stitched it. So it bunches up in the wash. Actually it's always bunched. Another reason it's better in the pocket. 

I still love this diaper. It's adorable! Perfect for TOMORROW!!! Can't wait to put it on him for Memorial Day!

The diaper dries super fast. I love the hemp insert and it also dries fast. Usually in one cycle, but sometimes I have to lay it on the floor and it dries in just a couple more hours typically!

Diaper is super cute, absorbent, washes clean and doesn't hold stink since it's hemp, it also fits him well. 
She has adorable Cupcakes!

and I almost chose this Peace

Price: Her pockets are $19 without the insert. Hemp insert is $6 and a microfiber is $3. She also offers covers for $14

Overall: ***** LOVE this diaper!

SUMMER CLOTH DIAPER GIVEAWAY HOP
For the Summer Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop, Smush Tush is offering one Mommy's Favorite Things reader the chance to win a diaper of choice ARV $19

Look for the giveaway beginning June 21st!!!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Smush Tush in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Smush Tush for allowing me to review this product 


Winners for 5/26



Rumpkinz Winner

Cute Capes 'n' Caps Winner




Idylle Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



Good quality clothing is a must. We have learned this for sure. The more you spend on something, the longer it lasts. Therefore in the long run you save more money! 
I received a wonderful top from Idylle. I got the Suzani Circle top!

Online the outer circle is black, I like them both though really!

This shirt is wide, but it's the style of it. I got the small and it really fits me pretty good. I wear a tank top under it because it's low cut and also because the arm pits are low as well. It's really a great quality shirt. It washes up just fine and doesn't peel. 

So far so good with this top. I haven't gotten any compliments on it yet, but I love it and that's what matters. It's so comfortable, the cotton is really soft.

The best part is it's made in the USA!!! You don't see much of that these days!

They have some other really wonderful items. 




Besides the tees they have long sleeves, hoodies, tanks, thermals and accessories
Use coupon code JUSTIDYLLE  for 20% off!

Price: The shirt I received is $64. They are a bit pricey, but again quality means the world! You really do get what you pay for and you'll probably get years out of this one shirt!

Overall: ***** Love it!!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Idylle in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Idylle for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway