Mommy's Favorite Things: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wallflower Jeans Review: Holiday Gift

I love jeans. I wear a LOT of jeans. I have over 20 pair! EEP. Did I just admit that?
Well now I have one more in my collection. Wallflower Jeans
I received the Legendary Bootcut Style.

And I love them! These are my FAVORITE jeans and I really mean that. They are the PERFECT size. I got the size 5. They fit me fantastic.Tighter in the thighs, but fit me great in the waist and hip area. Not too tight in the waist, but not loose enough that I need a belt. But stretchy.
LOVE them. 

The bootcut opening is the perfect size. It's wide enough to cover tennis shoes, but small enough for a cute flat. 

I love these jeans so much I have so many nice things to say. I don't even know where to continue. 

Oh the PRICE: CHEAP!! They retail for about $50 (mine were $44) but these jeans that I reviewed right there are on sale for $25! Yes $25!!! Can't believe it. 

Overall: ***** I have finally found the brand that I love. They are sold at Wet Seal, but are also online at Belk and Shopko. 
*Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: Diaper Wagon

Another site that has one of everything (and then some) is Diaper Wagon. Literally. I don't even know where to start with this website.

Rockin Green
And also Green Acre Designs
We received a Medium Long Green Acre Designs in the Kiwi PUL with Butter Microfleece. And I LOVE it!!
At first I used it without washing and it leaked :( But I've used it 3 more times with no problems. Love this diaper
 It's a Medium Long, but I think a Medium would've fit no problem.
 It's very thin in the crotch area, but I like that!
The insert is very absorbent now that it's been washed a few times. It is my go to nap diaper now though. 

Diaper Wagon has so many other diapers though and many other items as well. 

Price: The diaper I received was $16, but now on sale for $14.

Overall: ***** I love this diaper, the fit is great, the insert is nice and absorbent. 
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Diaper Wagon is giving away a Tiny Tush Elite OS diaper in your choice of Color and Closure.

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight:Softbums

So I love my Softbums. I would never get rid of that thing. It is my favorite diaper. I have the Echo system. I can't wait to try the newer Omni System. An insert can lay inside, stuff inside or it can just be a cover for a prefold or fitted. I love that feature. I love that it has many options.

Love the options!!!
I just wish they would come out with a snap option! Avery was able to take off velcro at about 25-26 months of age. She learned snaps later on, but Velcro was easy for her, even on backwards. So Snaps would be a great option. Plus softer on baby if it slips or something. 

Price: One Omni diaper with 1 pod (insert) is $22. Not bad at all. Cheaper than the Echo which comes in at $26. So it has a lot of options for even cheaper.

For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Softbums is giving away An Omni Diaper.

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight:Trouser

I love this next sponsor. We have a lot of diapers and covers and leg warmers for this event, but this is the ONLY diaper bag!
Trouser makes custom diaper bags. She uses the same pattern, but let's you choose your two fabrics of choice and then makes it for you. These are BIG bags.
I have one on the way and I can't wait to see it and use it. I will use mine for going to the beach, zoo, or just a long day out somewhere. I can't wait!
Look at all that stuff! Still plenty of space for your things too

I can't wait to get mine! I'm either getting the Guitars above with this Zebra inside
OR #48 Here with a solid green!
I can't wait to get my bag!!!!
AS far as I can tell they seem to be very durable bags. She has 100% positive feedback so they must be nice!

She has 53 bags listed on her Etsy store. Some are duplicates, but I'd say she has at least 30 different bags. Lots to choose from. Also has Pants/Shorts, shoes and some other stuff. 

Price: Her Diaper bags are $60. Not bad. You pay that in the store, why not buy one from a mother who knows what you need in a bag.

For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Trouser is giving away A custom Diaper bag in the colors of your choice. You will have the same turn around as her regular customers.

Juice Beauty Review & Giveaway: Holiday Gift

I have very messed up skin. My fave is blotchy, acne prone, eczema, rosacea. I have very uneven skin tone and it's kind of rough and uneven. Now that that's all out there I would like to introduce you to  Juice Beauty. They have some great skin care products.
I received the Organics To Glow kit and I'm very happy with it.
It came in this lovely tin. This is a great gift because it's ready for a bow or to be wrapped.
 Handle and all!
 It comes with a Cleansing Milk, SPF Mineral Moisturizer and a Refinishing Powder
You choose the shades you want. I chose the Sheer Mineral Moisturizer and the Ivory refinishing powder. I love this kit. 

The Cleansing milk has a faint scent to it and I love it. It makes my face feel so soft, fresh and clean. The moisturizer is good as well. It's mineral so it's not as smooth as some going on, but I love it. It smells good and if you rub it in really good it looks just fine. Even my sheer one is a little bit White on my face, so I have to rub it in super good.

And the finishing powder is great. I use Bare Minerals so I'm used to this type of thing. I love it and it reminds me of Bare Minerals honestly. It feels very light on the skin. I think the combination of these 3 items together is awesome. They are enough to wash away the dirt and oils, protect your skin from the sun while moisturizing and give you a little coverage without being heavy or blocking your pores. Perfect for someone like me who has all the issues I do. 

They have many other items are Juice Beauty as well. I encourage you to check them out!

Price: This kit is $45. It's a little bit pricey, but I do love it.

Overall: ***** so light and airy feeling while I still feel like I'm covering up some stuff I don't want seen. 

 *Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: Ecobubs

This next sponsor is from New Zealand!! I'm so happy to have an international sponsor.
It's, of course, Ecobubs. They have some super cute diapers, they are plain but so advanced at the same time.
We are receiving one in the mail soon, but since today is the last day to get up Spotlights, I have no other choice but to write this without the review.

Cute right? No not the babies silly, the diapers!! Oh ok, the babies are cute too :)
I can't wait to get mine in the mail.I've heard fantastic things about their diapers. They have daytime diapers, but then they have these Wool Pocket diapers. It's a diaper and a wool cover ALL IN ONE! How awesome is that? So it's a regular old pocket fitted with a wool cover already sewn on. Because of that it's a little more pricey but so worth it. 

They have a Night Time diaper pack. It's a wool Pocket Diaper with 2 inserts and it's $42.50 NZD so about $32 USD. A little bit pricey, but if you're just using them at night 3 of them would be plenty sufficient enough. 

The only thing is that it needs to be washed every time, like a regular diaper, so the wool part isn't removable.
It's a different kind of wool because it's washable and there's no lanolizing required! AWESOME!! 

It has a soft microfleece inner as well so it's very soft against baby's skin. It also says they're good for 12 hours overnight!!

Price: Already listed about the pack of Wool pocket Diaper and 2 inserts is $32 USD. 
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Ecobubs is giving away A Wool Pocket Night Time Pack. A Wool Pocket Diaper and 2 inserts. 

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: Pooters

So many different items from one little shop!! Pooters has a very wide array of things. There's diapers of all kinds like contours, fitteds, pockets, prefolds, AIO and AI2s. There's Covers of all kinds, minkee, overnight and more. There's accessories like wipes, pail liners, wet bags, detergents and more and there's even gift packages!

Didn't expect all that from one shop huh? I didn't either... I love this shop though, it is very easy to navigate and find what you need (or don't need but HAVE TO HAVE IT) She has everything.
We received a Pooters Bamboo OS Pocket in the Green color. 
 Smallest setting
 It came with the Bamboo insert on the left and she included a Hemp insert on the right.
 Stuffed with both inserts
 Yes, both inserts! Can you believe how thin and trim this diaper is?
See when you have a microfiber insert it's very thick and bulky. Definitely not good for newborns. These bamboo and hemp inserts are very thin but absorb the same amount as a microfiber. Since Avery can't use Microfiber I can really appreciate this diaper! 

It's been washed once and we tried it for nap, but it leaked. I figure it should be washed about 3 times or so to get it's max absorbency. So I can't really review the diaper as of now, but it's sewed strong. The inside of the diaper is also a bamboo mix. It's very soft and strong. You can tell it's a durable fabric. It's not like fleece so it won't pill over time. It's ultra soft. In fact I rubbed it on my face when I first got it. It's softer than fleece. Like a combination of fleece and minky. Very soft. LOVE the softness. 

Price: This Pocket is $20. Which is a general price anywhere you go. They have a few commercial brands in the store as well, which I like. Like Happy Heiny's, Rocky Mountain, Fuzzibunz and more.

Overall: ***** so far. It seems to be put together well and I love the no microfiber option in the same price point as microfiber.
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Pooters is giving away the same diaper I reviewed. Bamboo Pocket OS in choice of color

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: Betriska

WOOL!! We actually have a wool giveaway here for this event. Ok, so Betriska is an Etsy shop. She's from Hawaii and her stuff is just darling. She makes wool. Soakers, Christmas Stockings, bowls etc. Lots of wool items.
Here are some 

Lovely items. Lovely colors and they seem to be knitted very lovely as well. Nicely put together and done. 

Wool can hold 3 times it's weight. So it's a great option for an overnight cover. Plus the shorts or longies can just be worn as clothes so there's no need for pants that don't fit right over that diaper. Wool is amazing. It has antimicrobial features and it's very breathable so it prevents against rashes and such. I love our one and only wool cover. It's great for naps and bed.

Price: Her Small Soakers (first 2 pictured) are $19!! Those Shorties (white) are $19.
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Betriska is giving away a$25 certificate to buy whatever you want.

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: MonkeySnugglesDiaper

She has an Etsy and a Regular store as well! MonkeySnuggles is an ADORABLE name with an Adorable store as well. On her Etsy is mainly wool covers and longies etc. On her regular site is more diapers and covers. She has many other products as well like Laundry Detergent, Wipes, a tee shirt and more. 
Here are my favorite products. 
Longies from her Etsy
She has so much cute wool, and cute stuff in general really. I love her wool though! Look at all those beautiful skeins of yarn! Oh how I wish I could knit/crochet!!!

Gorgeous items. And on the cheaper end too. Her size Large Longies are $50. I've seen some of these go for as much as $140 in the past. $50 isn't bad. Those Size Small Ava shorties I pictures above are $35. I think these are generous prices. And with wool, you pretty much get back what you paid for it as long as it's maintained well. You could probably get $20 out of those shorts 6 months after buying them (or longer really) 

Love her stuff!!
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Monkey Snuggles is giving away a Diaper Cover. She only has 3 on her site right now, but she's hoping to have more before this event ends.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry Fluffy Christmas Lineup and Packages

So you can all see what sponsors we have and in the spotlights I'm announcing what they're donating, but you don't know what the packages are going to be and how I'm grouping them together!!

So here is all that info!! Are you ready?
Day 1: December 1-3
SnuggyBaby with her $25 certificate
Jr. Champs pair of Leg Warmers $12
TOTAL: $37

Day 2: December 2-4
Bummas wipe Set of Choice $17
Good things Come in 3s Diaper of choice $15
BullyDesignCo Diaper is Full Onesie $15
Sweet Bobbins 4 wipes and a wet bag $17
Charlie Banana 2 OS diapers in color of choice $38
Ecobubs Wool Pocket Night Time pack, diaper and 2 inserts $32 USD ($42.50 NZD)
ComfyRumps 2 OS diapers color of choice $20
Jr. Champs pair of Leg Warmers $12
TOTAL: $166

Day 3: December 3-5
Smartipants Diaper and Cover in color of choice $29
Babee Greens longies $26
Trouser Diaper Bag $60
Diaper Junction $50 Certificate
TKCuddlers Diaper of choice up to $25
ComfyRumps OS diaper in color of choice $10
Jr. Champs pair of Leg Warmers $12
TOTAL: $212

Day 4: December 4-6
Nifty Nappy Christmas Ooga Fitted $23.50
SnuggliBebe Lemons AI2, 2 cloth wipes, Sample Pure Clean Naturals Detergent $23
CushytOOsh Night Diaper, Baby Wipes and 30 Adult Wipes $50
Babylegs 2 Warmers, 1 sock, 1 tight-girl 2 warmers and 2 socks-boy $44-$50
MonkeySnugglesDiaper Diaper Cover $10
Softbums  Omni Diaper in choice of color $22
ComfyRumps OS diaper in color of choice $10
Jr. Champs pair of Leg Warmers $12
TOTAL: $194.50-$200.50

Day 5: December 5-7
CSN Stores $75 Certificate
Beeber's Butts Custom Diaper $14
Go Green Pocket Diapers 3 diapers of choice $30
Pooters Diapers Pocket Diaper $20
Diaper Wagon Tiny Tush Elite OS in color and closure of choice $18
Zizzies and Izzies 3 fleece soakers $24
Go Go Natural DinkleDooz in color of choice $18
Betriska $25 certificate
ComfyRumps OS diaper in color of choice $10
Jr. Champs pair of Leg Warmers $12
TOTAL: $246

So TOTAL for my event is $861.50

This is my event!! Please check out the other participating sites to see what they have in store for you!

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight: Beebers Butts

2 more days until our event starts!! Are you all excited? I still have a few more of these spotlights to go up, but after that it's GAME ON!!
Now we have a store called Beebers Butts which is an adorable name. She specializes in Diapers. But she also has breast pads, and Nursing Covers.
Here are some of her diapers

Adorable stuff. She makes pocket diapers and AIO diapers.

Her breast pads are adorable also
She mainly sticks to diapers and I think that's great because it certainly looks like she's good at it. I think her products look superb and I can't wait to let one of you try one.

Price: Her Pocket diapers are $11-$14 depending on the size. She makes XS-Large diapers. 
For a Merry Fluffy Christmas Beebers Butts is giving away a Custom Diaper. So you can choose pocket or AIO, Size and Fabric!