Mommy's Favorite Things: October 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

eenamaria Review

Eenamaria!! Where to Begin!! Well I did my First Vlog Here so I'm going to let that start me out. 
Sorry that I talk kind of fast. I apologize, and yes I type just as fast, in case you were wondering! 

Sorry for the "Ums" "I don't Knows" "Likes" and "I means"  It's just how I talk!!

Please leave me some feedback on My vlog!

One Thing I forgot in my Video is that the Handles are Adjustable, which is awesome. Great for if you're carrying it in your hand, and good for when it's on your shoulder, let's you choose your length!

I think that pretty much says it all, so Really I'm just going to jump right to the giveaway!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rockin' Green Detergent Review

Rockin Green detergent is meant for cloth diapers. I did cloth diaper for a while there, but Avery is now potty trained so I didn't use this soap for it's actual purpose.

Overall though I loved it!! I received a Sample size of Monkey Snacks detergent. I used it on my regular Clothes and it did wonderfully. I am a little upset that my clothes didn't smell after coming out of the washer OR dryer, but This detergent is Meant to clean diapers and not leave a residue, so I guess it's understandable!
However, my Clothes WERE clean. My daughter had Spaghetti on her pants and it took the stain right out, So that tells me that it would also take the stains out of diapers too!!

Here's what Rockin' Green contains

Rockin’ Green is:
  • Dye  free
  • Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version)
  • No fillers
No enzymes or optical brighteners

  • 100% Phosphate free
  • Vegan
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Easy rinsing formula
  • Approved for military use
  • Works wonders on microfiber stink!
  • Perfect for cloth diapers
  • HE compatible
  • Reusable packaging
  • Great for all water types
  • Economical at .13 cents a load!
I loved this detergent!!! It got my clothes clean and it was easy to rinse away... no extra bubbles in the load!

Layla Grayce Review

The Women's Jewelry at Layla Grayce will just blow you away!

I received the Cherry Quartz necklace to review. I Love this necklace.
It's a beautiful One of a Kind necklace. It really is stunning.

It fit me well and I got LOTS of compliments on this necklace. I've worn it like 5 times already and have gotten at least 1 compliment each time. 

Layla Grayce also offers Women's Pajamas, Children's Blankets, Children's Clothing and Many more items! I really love all he selection at Layla grayce!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday 9: Hey Jealousy

1. Tell us a story when you got jealous. I'm not really the Jealous type!

2. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My nose, It's got a bump and I don't like it!

3. Who do you mess with the most? I don't mess with anyone?

4. Do you have any special talents? What are they? I can sing pretty good.

5. If you could have a secret fling that no one would ever find out about, would you? Nope Never, I don't believe in Cheating of any kind...

6. What's the furthest you've been from home? Florida

7. How many Saturday 9 player's blogs do you typically visit? 2-3

8. Some great bloggers lose their "mojo" and quit blogging. Could you see that happening to you? No!! I Love blogging, It's part of my life!

9. What's the biggest mistake you've made so far this year?  I like to think I haven't made any this year. I have to say I've been a Good Girl!

Friday, October 23, 2009

GoJane Review and Discount Code

GOjane has lots of cheap stylish clothes. CHEAP! Did I mention CHEAP??  You have to check out GOjane.
You want a Dress?? Ok check out this cute one for just $24.80
Want a Sweater?? How about The one I reviewed for just $32.80
How about a CUTE pair of Skinny Jeans? How about these for $18.40
Last but not Least How about a Pair of SHOES? We all Love shoes right? Well what about these boots for $22.60?
So as I said I reviewed the Ever Cute Ribbed Boat Neck Sweater in Purple... I LOVE this sweater. I couldn't get a good picture of myself in it as I was taking the picture by myself and the shots I was getting didn't do it justice. This sweater is gorgeous and to die for. It's soft, Durable, and Holds up well. It's also got some give to it as well. I ordered this in a M which I normally wear and it fits like a glove. The hips are a tad tight, but not uncomfortably tight. Love this sweater and I have a baby shower coming up in a month which will allow me to wear this sweater and look VERY cute and stylish!

GOjane is the Place to go for anything you need. Whether it be a new Christmas sweater for the holidays, or a Dress for Prom. Check out this dress which I think would be perfectly beautiful for Homecoming. And It's just $55.99

GOjane is truly the place to go. For new shoes, Boots and Even swimwear!
I will continue to shop at GOjane and Buy all my necessities there (and even some Unnecessities)

GOjane is offering a Free Shipping Code on your US order if you order over $50 in Merchandise. It won't be hard to spend it over there!!
The code is   GJSHIP50

Have fun Shopping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crazy Dog T-Shirts Review

Crazy Dog T-Shirts is an online website Packed full of Funny T-shirts. If you have a good sense of humor then you will like Many of the t-shirts they offer.

They were kind enough to send me the Team Kate t-shirt. Love it. It's very soft. I've gotten MANY compliments on it already.

The length on this shirt is good. It covers what it needs to. When I bend over it doesn't ride up. It's a good quality and is comfortable. It's not too sheer or see thru!

Crazy Dog T-Shirts has shirts that range from $9-$20 That's a good price for such quality shirts that Last. I've washed mine twice already and it looks perfect! It hasn't faded or cracked in any way, shape, or form! I Love it! I will definitely order from Crazy Dog T-Shirts again!! I hope you will too.

They have Men, Women, and Even kids tees!
Here's my Favorite Men's tee
And my Favorite Children's tee

Ok I have 2.

Ten on Tuesday!

10 Guilty Pleasures

1. Cafemom
2. Facebook games like Farmville and Fish Life
3. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha YUM!
4. Mineral Makeups
5. MOVIES!! In my OWN Theatre!
6. Excessive Internet usage
7. Strawberry Cheesecake
8. Coupons!!
9. Anything Cheap or FREE
10. Babies!!  Because I want another one!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday 9: Inside Job

1. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? Artist, then a Physical Therapist

2. Did you ever pursue that career? No

3. If you are not in that field, what changed? I had my daughter at 16 and am Still finishing up H.S.

4. What is your current job? Stay At Home Mom

5. What's the best part of what you do? Her smile, Her laugh. When she wakes me up int he morning with a "Hi Mommy" Everything!!

6. Do you have plans to do something else down the road? Elementary teacher

7. How did you get your present job? If you are a stay at home mom, how long did you need to plan that move?  We didn't plan it at all... It just sort of Happened!

8. Did your parents influence your choices of jobs over the years? NO

9. What advice would you give your children on careers? Do whatever you want to do. And Never give up!

Friday, October 16, 2009


A small Freebies List I've put together for my readers!! Enjoy!

$3 off Nutri-Dog treats Print this coupon good for $3.00 off Nutri-Dog teats. Expires 12/31/2009. 
Free dog treats Get a free sample of Science Diet Simple Essentials dog treats. 
Free dog food Get a free sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food.
Free dog food Get a free sample bag of Life's Abundance pet food.
Free pet treats Get a sample of free Pet N Shape dog treats.
Free dog food Get a free sample bag of Whites Premium dog food.

Free hot drink at 7 Eleven Print this coupon good for one free 12 oz coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, or tea at 7 Eleven. Expires 10/31/2009
Free hot chocolate Get a free sample of Nestle Abuelita hot chocolate.
Free cereal Get a free sample of Fiber One cereal.

Free panty liners Choose between a free sample of Stayfree or Carefree panty liners.
Free water bottle or sippy cup Register with Juicy Juice and choose between a free water bottle pr child's sippy cup. Make sure you check the boxes at the bottom selecting which one you want. 
Free soap Get a free sample of Cloud 9 Homemade soap.
Free fabric softener Get a free sample bottle of Downy fabric softener from Strawberry Susan.

Free diapers Get a free sample of Goodnites diapers.
More free baby formula Get a free sample of Similac baby formula.
Free diapers Get a free sample of Huggies diapers.
Free potty training kit Get a free Pull-Ups Potty Print Kit.
Free children's book Get a free board book for kids from Leap Frog.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Swami Baby Review

What exactly is Swami Baby?
Katie Holley, the founder and owner of this creative kiddo-centric business, is probably the best person to answer that question.
In her own words:
Swami Baby is a clothing line for infants and toddlers designed to give voice to our wise little ones.
As a yoga teacher and mother of three, I began to see that kids already possess much of what we as adults are striving to achieve; they have the innate ability to live in the present, to take time to enjoy life, to be aware of their surroundings, and to be direct.
I wanted to create a line of babywear and gifts that reflects the natural teacher, or swami, that children can be if we just listen. Swami Baby not only strives to give this wisdom a voice, but also acts as a calming reminder for adults to relax, enjoy themselves and take life one baby step at a time.
I have created items for men and women as well, to help bring out our own inner swami! We are proud to carry an organic cotton option for our infant elements t-shirts
Katie was very kind to let us review the Child Yoga Pants. We received them in black. My first impression was how soft they were. I wanted a pair for myself. These pants were amazingly soft and had a good amount of stretch to them.
I really like these because Avery is Very Freshly Potty Trained and These are easy for her to get up and down for using the potty. 
If it makes my life easier I like them!!

They're Black so the quality of the picture isn't the best. But they are good pants and are very soft... It's just hard to see!!

Swami Baby also has things for us adults as well!
I'm in Love with the Women's Yoga Pants!

And they even have these Men's L/S Tee Shirts

they've got something for everyone in the family! 

Saturday, October 10, 2009

ecoTime Toys Review and

 I was recently able to do a review of ecoTime Toys. I was able to review the Melissa and Doug On The Farm Jigsaw puzzle. We Loved this Puzzle. Avery had a blast with it!

Here's the Puzzle. It's 12 pieces and is aged at 3+. Now Avery is 2 1/2 but I think she did very well at this. Sometimes she would just throw them all on there and say "YAY" and Clap, but Others she would really eye what she was doing and get MOST of them right where they needed to be. 
I think this puzzle is great for little hands, because the pieces are chunky and are good for little fingers to grasp. Avery did very well at this puzzle. Here's some more pictures of her figuring it out!

She was really trying there... with a little help from me of course!!

Melissa and Doug makes some great Wooden Toys for little children. And ecoTime toys sells brands like Melissa and Doug, Green Toys, imagiPLAY, and plan Toys! They have a VERY wide selection.

ecoTime toys is there to provide Eco Friendly toys to your children. And I Like that. We LOVE wooden toys over in our house!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Saturday 9: Lie to Me

1. Can you tell when someone is lying to you?   
Yes, They look to the LEFT, and Always have a glitch that they do... My dad sniffles for instance!

2. Tell us about one of your flaws. Do you live with it or try to correct it?
I have a LOT of flaws actually. I'm slightly OCD. I Live with it, because it's not an extreme... yet.

3. When was the last time you laughed hard and what struck you as funny? Today actually, and It was because my daughter looked at me in the face and honestly said "Mommy, I Love Clocks" except the L was SILENT!

4. Tell us about a time when you should have tried harder.  
When I flunked my Science test because I didn't study and Retook it and Got an A-... Should've studied the first time around and not had to re take it!

5. If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
A New house!

6. What movie do you know every word to?
Dennis the Menace and The Notebook

7. What was the best thing that happened to you this week?

Everything my daughter does. Can't think of anything specific!

8. What was the worst thing that happened to you this week?  
Nothing Actually, This week has been pretty good!

9. What do you think is the biggest difference between men and women?  
The OBVIOUS... No really? It's their BRAIN function.  Honestly!

Duggar's Welcome First Grandchild!

Here's the Link!!

I'm so excited for them. I love their family and GREATLY respect what they're doing. I'd love to follow in their footsteps and leave it all up to God, but I'm afraid Jon wouldn't Agree!!

I hope Josh and Anna are able to have plenty more and Give Mackynzie the Family she deserves!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Livie and Luca Review

My daughter loves shoes just as much as I do! She loves to put on about 4 pairs a day every day. And when we go to leave the house she doesn't know which pair to pick. Usually I just pick for her and we're on our way. She's fine with that, she just can't decide for herself.

We were able to review the Pio Pio Lavender shoes from Livie and Luca.
They're very Durable, Soft, and Bend good like children's shoes should.

Livie and Luca shoe company was started by three moms with a passion to create shoes perfect for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I'd say they succeeded fabulously. These shoes are both super stylish and unbelievably comfortable for the little feet learning how to walk, run and jump. Livie and Luca shoes are made from the softest leather and the soles are extremely flexible. The inner sole is cushioned and the softness continues.

They offer LOTS of Cute Styles for Boys and Girls alike!  
Another feature that I love is how easy these shoes are for my daughter to put on herself. The funky design of these shoes makes them look adorable but, also gives a nice wide toe area. When putting close-toed shoes on my daughter it is very nice to have a lot of room.

I'm done, but as you can see they have plenty of Cute Styles for both boys and girls!! You Need to check out Livie and Luca and See what they have to offer!  You won't be upset.