Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Winners for 7/28



Greenology Winner


J.E.M. Apparel Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I love coming across beautiful new clothing items. And a place like J.E.M. has some adorable items. They carry lots of different brands, but it gives you a chance to explore all the different items right in her shop and see what you like best. 

I received the Embroidered V-Neck Tee. It's by DownEast basics which everyone here knows I love, but I didn't realize it at the time I requested it. 
I got it in the Medium size and it fits me perfectly


Summer #BlogChallenge Day 61



Going Green with the Grizls
Day #61, Post a black and White photo you've taken
Here's a couple that I took of Avery in color and then edited them to be B&W with color!
About 9 months
And 18 months



Summer #BlogChallenge Day 60



Going Green with the Grizls
Day #60, Are you an artist? Share some work you've done, if not share some art you like.

I am NOT an artist. When I was 5, I wanted to be one. That was my 'goal' I wanted to grow up and be an artist. Then I realized I couldn't draw worth a crap and gave that up. 

I've already shared some art work that's in my house and I love those to pieces. So let's go something different besides paintings this time.
I love this. I've always loved feathers and love metal art.
Photo taken from Google



Summer #BlogChallenge Day 59



Going Green with the Grizls
Day #59, How does your life Measure up to the vision you had when you were younger


It doesn't. I never though I'd be a mother at 16, and again at 21. I never thought I'd not graduate high school. I thought my now I'd have my bachelor's degree and doing something like being a Physical Therapy Assistant. Also in school for my Master's. I should've graduated in May, but Here I am with 2 children, living together with the love of my life (been together 6 years now) and being a stay at home mom and house'wife'. But I love every minute of it and I wouldn't change it for anything. I would not go back and get my degree and then get married and have kids, because then I wouldn't have the 2 wonderful children I do now. 
I'm very happy with where I'm at. 
Yes I'd like to have my degree (one day), but I wouldn't change the order things happened in!


Monday, July 30, 2012

DeeTergent Review



Finding a good detergent that does it all is really hard to come by. I need something that will get my diapers clean, remove stains from the kids clothes and keep our clothes clean as well. I still to this day have not found 1 detergent to do it all... until NOW!

I found DeeTergent and it has been AMAZING!!!
I received the detergent in the Fairy Floss scent.
She also sent along another sample scent (it wasn't marked though)
This detergent looks different then a lot that are homemade because it has bigger pieces and chunks in it, but don't let that fool you. It does just as good of a job cleaning everything. 

I use this detergent on my diapers, they come out clean and clean smelling as well. I've found that my stains were greatly diminished with this detergent. 

It also works great on our clothes. It has gotten rid of stains from Emerson's clothes and bibs, and it keeps our clothes clean as well. I haven't had a problem using this detergent at all. It dissolves easily in hot or cold water, it's low sudsing and it does a great job. Everything comes out smelling nice and clean and there's a VERY slight scent left over on the clothes, but I know that it's all rinsed clean. 

She has many different scents to choose from, 11 in all. And they also offer dryer balls. 

Price: $9.50 for the 24/48 load and $17 for the 45/90 load

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


My Fancy Princess Giveaway



My Fancy Princess is your online store for princess dresses, gifts, jewelry, tea sets, toys, furniture and much more! MyFancyPrincess.com strives to provide an enchanting experience for little girls through imagination and creativity. Some of their best selling products include comfortable princess dress up clothes by Little Adventures. These dress-up costumes are made from soft, machine washable fabric that is designed to withstand every day play. Their selection includes favorite Disney inspired princess costumes and other fairytale styles for little girls ages 2-10. The newest collection includes three traditional style dresses: Belle, Winter Belle and Bride.

Belle Dress:

Transform into the Belle of the Ball in this charming fairytale classic. The stretchy yellow velvet bodice is gracefully designed with sparkling gold trim and an elegant collar adorned with red rose accents. The printed gold rose overskirt adds a dash of dazzle to the princess in you.

Bride Dress:

Princess bride is perfect in her wedding gown with a white velvet Parisian style bodice and adorable rosebud trim. The sleeves are also complimented with the rosebud trim.The beautiful organza over lay looks creates a romantic look. The dress is finished with a beautiful white waist trim and gathered ruffles on the skirt. You can even add a wedding veil to complete the ensemble!

Winter Belle Dress:

A classic design for Fall and Winter holidays or any time of year. The deep red stretchy velvet bodice is detailed with a quilted print, golden trim and a red rose. The mid-length sleeves with gold trim end in a beautiful white gathered ruffle design. The red skirt finishes the luxurious look of this gown with the addition of an ivory panel in a glitzy gold swirl .
You can purchase all of the above dresses at MyFancyPrincess.com for 29.99 each! My Fancy Princess has offered one lucky reader one of the dresses above for their little princess! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! Giveaway is open to US only. Special thanks to Mom Powered Media for hosting this giveaway Mommy's Favorite Things is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


Power Wheels Giveaway



Hers or His Power Wheels Jeep Event

Hosted by: Mom Blog Society
Event Giveaway Dates: July 30 - August 13
Prize: Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeep- His or Hers
Open: Worldwide
If a winner is selected from outside of the US, they will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate
Hers:
Styled after the Jeep Wrangler, this 6V battery-powered single-seat Jeep ride-on features fun Barbie styling. This vehicle features a realistic Jeep design with a rollbar.
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Battery-Powered Ride-On:
  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Goes up to 2.5 mph in forward and reverse
  • Wheels: plastic
  • Brakes: Power Lock Brake System
  • Battery requires 18 hours to charge
  • Battery charge lasts up to 40 minutes
  • Dimensions: 38"L x 26.375"W x 17.125"H
  • Maximum weight capacity: 50 lbs
  • Adult assembly required
  • Assemble in 20 minutes or less
His:
Styled after the Jeep Wrangler, this 6V single-seat Jeep has the Hot Wheels license. This vehicle features realistic Jeep design with rollbar.
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep 6-Volt Battery-Powered Ride-on:
  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Goes up to 2.5 mph in forward and reverse
  • Wheels: plastic
  • Brakes: Power Lock Brake System
  • Battery requires 18 hours to charge
  • Battery charge lasts up to 40 minutes
  • Dimensions: 38"L x 26.375"W x 17.125"H
  • Maximum weight capacity: 50 lbs
  • Adult assembly required
  • Assemble in 20 minutes or less
One lucky winner will get to pick his or hers Power Wheels Jeep!
Enter on the Easy Rafflecopter below!
Remember, you can't win if you don't enter.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Mommy's Favorite Things is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


Zuo Bar Stool Giveaway Event




Welcome to the Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway sponsored by AtoZStores.com and hosted by Children Teaching Mama. The giveaway winner will receive 4 beautiful Zuo Turbo Bar Stools that retail at $1600! 

The Turbo stool has a cozy seat molded from ABS plastic, and sits on a sturdy chrome steel tube frame. These are perfect for commercial or residential use! 

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter & let them know Mommy's Favorite Things referred you to enter! There are several daily entry options, so be sure to come back each day to get those entries! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 15th and is open to United States residents 18+!



Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just For Baby Giveaway Sponsor Spotlight TINY LOVE




We never had a mobile with Avery. It just wasn't something she ever needed. She was sleeping 12+ hours through the night at just 12 weeks old and never woke in the middle of the night again after that. She was always a fantastic sleeper, so when Emerson came along, I thought it would be the same. 

BOY was I wrong. He's just now at 7 months beginning to sleep through the night. It's happened about 8 times in the past 2 weeks now. So things are just starting to get better. He also will not put himself to sleep which I know is really important. 
So when I saw that Tiny Love came out with a few new Mobiles I knew I had to try one!
We received the Soothe 'n Groove


BuyGreen.com Lifefactory Glass Bottle Giveaway



Welcome to the BuyGreen.com Lifefactory BPA-Free Bottle Giveaway Event, hosted by Mom Powered Media. Lifefactory BPA-free glass containers are an environmentally friendly product that were created to provide consumers a safe and well designed essential that everyone can use each and every day to become a bit more green. Lifefactory makes BPA-free glass baby bottles and sippy cups with patent pending silicone sleeves and is now the first company to introduce a collection of BPA-free reusable glass beverage bottles with patent pending silicone sleeves for adults! Lifefactory fuses modern sensibility, eco-friendly composition, and exceptional utility to produce glass baby bottles, glass sippy cups and glass beverage bottles that are free of known harmful chemicals including BPA, phthalates, and PVC. BuyGreen knows that the products you buy every day really make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. They understand that when a large group of consumers choose to "buy green", the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services. They of course, have a very large selection of Lifefactory products which include:

Glass Baby Bottles:

  • The brightly-colored silicone sleeve provides a great grip and tactile experience during feeding.
  • The borosilicate glass is thermal shock resistant and therefore can go from freezer to boiling water.
  • The silicone sleeve helps protect the bottle from the inevitable drop.
  • Free of known toxins including BPA, phthalates, polycarbonates, and PVC.
  • Sleeves and nipples are made from medical-grade silicone.
  • The bottle and sleeve can be boiled or tossed into the dishwasher together. No need to take them apart or fuss with small parts.
  • When baby is ready for a sippy- simply buy new lids! No need to purchase a brand new cup!
  • Available in 4oz and 9oz.
The Glass Baby Bottle comes in a variety of colors. Price starts at 12.95.

Glass Sippy Bottles:

  • Leak resistant.
  • Silicone valve allows you to control flow rate by tightening or loosening cap.
  • The silicone sleeve helps protect the bottle from the inevitable drop.
  • Free of known toxins including BPA, phthalates, polycarbonates, and PVC.
  • Sleeves and spouts are made from medical-grade silicone.
  • The bottle and sleeve can be boiled or tossed into the dishwasher together. No need to take them apart or fuss with small parts.
The Glass Sippy Cup comes in a variety of colors. They can be purchased for 15.50.

Glass Beverage Bottles:

  • Free of known toxins including BPA, phthalates, polycarbonates, and PVC.
  • Silicone sleeve is free of plastics and 100% non-toxic.
  • All materials are FDA approved.
  • Glass does not add a chemical or metal taste to your liquid.
  • Easy to clean bottle and sleeve can be put into the dishwasher together. No need to take them apart.
  • Wide mouth bottle makes it easy to add ice, citrus slices and tea bags.
  • Sleeve provides a good gripping surface and helps to prevent breakage.
  • Available in 16oz and 22oz and flip or twist top.
The Glass Beverage Container comes in a variety of colors. Price starts at 18.00.
BuyGreen.com wants to make it easier for one lucky reader to be a bit more green. They have offered one reader any eight of the above bottles. You can select eight of the same bottle, or mix and match! This giveaway is open to US only and ends on August 15th. Special thanks to Real Mom Reviews, Mom To Bed By 8 and Powered By Mom for coordinating this giveaway! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! Mommy's Favorite Things is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Green Nursery Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I had heard a lot of great things about the Ones & Twos AIO Diapers. I was so excited when The Green Nursery sent me one for my review.
I received the diaper in the Blue color and I'm in love with the shade of blue.


KLUTCHclub Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



KLUTCHclub  is one of those wonderful healthy monthly box clubs!
I received my box in June, but looking back it looks like I received the April box!


Summer #BlogChallenge Day 58



Going Green with the Grizls
Day #58, When was the last time you roughed it.

Last weekend. Seriously. We had one of our hottest weeks here in MI and our air crapped out. We needed a new capacitor in the conditioner, but were without air for 3 whole days from about Friday at 6:30pm when we got home until Monday at 4pm. I got sick Early Sunday morning so recovering when it was 90 in the house was KILLER!! It was just too dang hot to even think straight. In my opinion that is roughing it! It was too hot. 80 I can handle, 85 is OKAY, but 90?!?!?! It was not happening when I had a stomach virus!

It got fixed at 4pm on Monday and it was 89 in here (it was 97 that day!!) and it ran CONSTANTLY until I turned it off at noon on Tuesday and it was only 75 in here. I know we need a whole new conditioner, but he said for being 14 years old, ours looked good besides the capacitor! I was thankful to pay the man $170 and be on our way!!


Summer #BlogChallenge Day 57



Going Green with the Grizls
Day #57, Alternative Energy Source

Well, there is solar power. Some people think that only businesses can use this, but residential homes can get it too. They install panels on your roof and it's enough to power your entire house. If you run out of solar power then your electricity kicks in. I really think we'll do this when we move. It's fairly inexpensive and would be well worth it in the long run!
Image taken from Google and Wikipedia



Friday, July 27, 2012

Aden + Anais Review



I have reviewed quite a few items from Aden + Anais, from their swaddling blankets, to sleeping bags to their Mum + Bub Line. 
This time I reviewed a different kind of product. I received the Up, Up & Away Crib Sheet


Pura Stainless Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



We have been trying for a long time now to go more healthier and natural. Plastics were always an issue. We have quite a few plastic reusable bowls and they are stained orange and colors from grease and such. If plastic stains what else do you think it's absorbing? So I've been trying to get rid of plastics as much as I can, but it's hard and it's typically expensive. So I've been very slowly getting rid of plastic. A great alternative to plastics is Stainless Steel and Pura specializes in this!

We received the Kiki Toddler bottle in Spring Green and also the Silicone Sleeve in Purple


Phase 4 Films June Releases Review



Phase 4 Films has released 2 new movies in June 2012. We received both for review.


We also got popcorn and M&Ms


BLOGGERS WANTED: Nexus 7 Giveaway



The Nexus 7 Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Nexus 7 Tablet

The event dates: 8/16 - 9/6

Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted



BLOGGERS WANTED: Diamond Cash Giveaway




The Diamond Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prizes: Soylicious Full Size Melters + Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card

The event dates: 8/8 - 8/22

Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted



Just For Baby Hop Sponsor Spotlight KISSED BY THE MOON




When I like to shop for anything I like a one stop shop. I like to be able to go to one place and buy everything I need. Whether that is in a store or online. When I first came across Kissed By the Moon I knew that it was a one stop shop! They carry everything green for babies/children. 

Mainly they specialize in Cloth Diapers and Accessories, but they also carry things like Baby Carriers, Snack and Lunch Bags, Pampering Mama items, Toys, Clothing, Jewelry and more!

I received the Sustainablebabyish Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitted in the Teal color. I got the diaper in a Medium but I should've gone large!!! I heard these run a bit small.


Pediped's NEW Fall Line 2012






New Athletic Line, Cold Weather Boots and more than 80 New Styles Highlight pediped® Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Henderson, NV (July 2012) pediped® debuts its Fall/Winter 2012 Collection with an innovative line of athletic shoes featuring Ultra Light Technology™, a collection of waterproof cold weather boots and more than 80 new design offerings. 
Ultra Light Shoes

Boots




Engineered for comfort and built for speed, pediped's new line of athletic footwear has an ultra lightweight of just five ounces (based on a size 27), flex grooves for maximum flexibility and are machine washable. The new line of waterproof cold weather boots, created as a result of customer demand, have a temperature rating of -20 degrees, self-cleaning soles and a waterproof exterior. The Fall Winter 2012 Collection also includes more than 80 new design offerings across pediped’s existing three lines: Originals®, Grip 'n' Go™ and Flex®. The new designs feature pediped’s signature comfortable fit along with a broadened range of colors and fabrics that includes navy, metallics, three-dimensional details and suede.

Originals®  
·         The Originals® line of soft-soled flexible infant shoes is recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because the shoe’s design closely mimics barefoot walking.
·         Fifteen new styles are added this season. Highlights include Hazel, a suede boot for girls, and Betty and Stella for more formal events. For boys, casual sneaker shoes Frederick and Jett are comfortable and stylish options.
·         The Originals® collection will be priced from $35 to $43, and are available for children 0-24 months in age. 



Grip ‘n’ Go™
·         Grip ‘n’ Go footwear is made with all the benefits of Originals®, but with special G2 Technology™ for active toddlers that are transitioning to walking with a more confident stride.
·         New for the Fall/Winter season, Sadie is a casual style with whimsical details and is available in navy, pink and brown. Isabella Red andNaomi, two Flex® and Originals® customer favorites, have been added to the Grip 'n' Go girls line. More than six new designs have been added to the boys Grip ‘n’Go™ line including casual athletic styles JaxJett and Frederick.
·         The Grip ‘n’ Go collection will retail for $48 to $52 and are available for children 9 months to 3 years in age.


Flex®
·         pediped Flex® is the ultimate shoe for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride.  With more than 75 styles, the pediped® Fall/Winter collection features a style for every occasion. 
·         pediped's innovative new line of washable athletic shoes, made with Ultra-Light Technology™, are specially designed to support children’s growing feet. Featuring flex grooves to support natural foot movement and heal cushioning, pediped's athletic line provides maximum flexibility while remaining light as air. The line consists of 12 styles including Mercury Black, Mercury Navy/Red/Silver, Mercury Silver/Blue, Saturn Black/Silver/Orange, Saturn Navy/Silver/Yellow and Saturn Silver/Black/Lime for boys and Neptune Charcoal/Electric Pink, Neptune Silver/Purple, Neptune Silver/Raspberry, Venus Black/Azalea, Venus Charcoal/Blue and Venus Silver/Pink for girls.
·         pediped’s line of waterproof boots is set to debut in late August. Featuring rugged, self-cleaning soles, a gusseted tongue and a temperature rating of -20°C, this line provides the ultimate in durability, style and comfort. Styles include Cruz a colorful boot for boys and girls, Harper a stylish boot for girls and Spencer a comfortable ankle boot for boys.
·         With school time right around the corner, pediped’s Flex® line features more back-to-school options than ever before. BiancaBailey andDakota, available in classic colors, are durable and styled to match school uniforms. Vail, a slip-on shoe available in brown and black, andHayden, made with breathable mesh, are new boys styles that can handle both the playground and the classroom.  
·         Flex® styles range in price from $47-$79 and are available in EU sizes 20-33 (size runs vary depending on style).


The Fall/Winter 2012 collection is now available online at www.pediped.com, at the pediped company store in Henderson, Nevada and at select retail stores nationwide.

About pediped®Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company one of the fastest-growing children's footwear brands in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. In 2011 Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market recognized pediped® with Earnshaw’s Earnie Awards for Company of the Year and Best Footwear.
pediped® footwear is sold in over 3,000 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 130  designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals® (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (thin rubber-soled shoes for children ages 9 months to 3 years) and Flex® (rubber-soled shoes for children 1 to 8 years) are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33. For more information, visit www.pediped.com or call 1-702-567-0311.