Mommy's Favorite Things: March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Phototrax Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

This is probably one of the coolest items I have reviewed to date!!
And THEY contacted ME!!!! I love when I get contacted by a company that I may have otherwise never found. 

Phototrax is a front-loading photo display and it's 10times better than a frame!
I received it in Black

 There are 4 trax
They come with sticky pieces to adhere to both the trax and the wall
 Here is one with pictures loaded!
 You just peel off the sticky piece and adhere it to the plastic. It is double sided sticky. Then put it where you want on the wall and load your pictures in!! And you're done!!!
My Trax are fairly straight, it's my mirrors that aren't!
 1 trax
 a second one
 And the last one!

I only put up 3 and as you can see they fit pretty darn perfectly on that wall. They were so simple to do and I had them up in about 3 minutes flat!
The best part is you don't have to find the perfect place to hang them like you do a frame. 

AND they break apart in the middle for a bigger picture!! You just snap them in half and then adhere sticky to the top and bottom half and you can make it for 5X7s or 8X10s!! So cool. 

I threw in some of the kids and some of our zoo trips from 2007. It's a good combo. We don't print off pictures all that often, so sadly that's all I have of Emerson printed and that's all I have of Avery from the past year printed. I haven't printed off pictures of Avery since 2007!!! I had to send some to my grandma so I did doubles and kept these...

It's a great little product, SUPER cheap and looks great with any decor. They have Black and White and again it's 4 trax so 12 pictures for just $12.99!!! YES $13! People pay that for 1 or 2 frames! Now you can frame 12 pictures for that. And you can put them in all different areas of the home or all in one spot!

Overall: ***** LOVE this product and I absolutely will buy more!! 
I thin this would be adorable to put a border around a child's room with pictures of them or their favorite animal or something. It's so darn cute!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Phototrax in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Phototrax for allowing me to review this product and for sponsoring a giveaway

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Emotibums Review

You all might remember my review on the Emotibums Longies that she made for Emerson. We loved those longies. They still fit him, but it's been a bit warm here for them. Even today it was in the 40s, but still warm for fleece inside the house. I was very thankful when she contacted me about reviewing her NEW Doubles 2 size Snapping Covers!

I received one for Emerson in the Rain/Cherry with a Smile on it in the size 1 (8-20 pounds)
I still just adore her logo ribbon!
 Smallest setting
 So cute!
 Smallest. There are 2 snaps on the front and they snap to 2 snaps down below. Just like a diaper adjusts in the rise.
 Still Smallest
 Largest Snapped up
Largest Unsnapped
Now. I discovered a medium size for this cover. Literally I discovered it, she had no idea this could be done. Those 2 top dark blue snaps, snap down to the white snaps on the front and you have a medium setting. It doesn't look like it would make that much of a difference, but it really does and it was the perfect setting for Emerson at the time!
 You can kind of see here. The top 2 blue, snapped to the white
 It makes a medium setting!!!
Here is Emerson on the medium setting of this diaper. 
This was over a HUGE fitted diaper, so it looks really huge, But it's so cute!!

I love this cover. It's fleece so it's waterproof, yet breathable and great for summer because of it's breathability. 
It is a bit bulky, but over a prefold this cover fit on the smallest setting and was a great fit on him. It can be washed and dried in the dryer and the best part about fleece is you can wash it with regular clothes AND use fabric softener on it which helps it repel even more. 

We got this and I put it on him right away. We left the house to go to dinner, when we got home his clothes were damp. So I washed it with softener and we haven't had damp issues ever since!

It has been a great little cover. I really love it! Now Emerson is on the middle setting with prefolds and the largest setting over a fitted, but it's still a great little cover. He's only about 14 pounds and it's still set pretty tight on him so he has some growing room to do yet. 

Price: I'm really not sure, but I'm sure it's TOTALLY worth it!! She isn't really selling these yet! Her Medium Fleece Longies are $20, so I'm sure these are reasonable!

Overall: ***** GREAT fit, great for over prefolds and fitteds. It's just a wonderful cover and SUPER cute!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Emotibums in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Emotibums for allowing me to review this product 

Lotus Bumz Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

I love finding new diaper companies. Especially those with affordable diapers! Lotus Bumz is no exception to that. They're diapers are super affordable, yet of great quality!

We received a diaper in Oliver Green color
I accidentally deleted the pictures off my computer AND card!! UGH. So here is Emerson sporting the diaper

Here he is on our St. Patrick's Day Green Diaper Challenge!!

It has 3 Rise Settings and also 2 crossover snaps on the wings. So it has a great range of sizes it would fit. 
This is one OS diaper that I would say wouldn't fit until 10 pounds. Emerson was about 12 here when these were taken and he is on the smallest rise setting and on one crossover snap. So it wouldn't get much tighter on him. I don't see this fitting very small. 

Their site doesn't say anything about weight. But I would guess 10-35pounds maybe? It is about the same size as any other OS diaper on the largest setting. 

It's a great diaper though. The inside is suedecloth and it comes with one Microfiber insert!
I like that it has the thigh snaps as well. It helps keep the thighs tight. 

There are lots of colors and prints to choose from. 

Price: They are normally $15.97 for solids and $16.97 for prints. The solids are on sale right now for $14-$14.97!

Overall: ***** Love this diaper. I love how it fits and it's a great trim diaper. 
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Lotus Bumz in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Lotus Bumz for allowing me to review this product and for sponsoring a giveaway

Mod'Swad Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

You've all seen my review on the Woombie. Well this is their new line called Mod'Swad. They are Bamboo, Merino or Muslin and are so much cooler in my opinion!!

I received the Bamboo Mod'Sleeper and I'm in love!
It's in the Metro color
 LOVE the hanger!!
 The tie is adjustable. You tie it where the bottom of baby's feet are for a custom fit!
 We got the 14-19 pound size so that it would fit for a while. 
This is Emerson the end of January when we got it! It still fits very well now at 13.5 pounds!
 Nice and tight, like he's swaddled
 So cute!!!
We love this. I love that it ties so if your baby is longer than average this is custom and will fit for a long time. He was about 22" here and now he's 25" or so and it fits great with room to grow. 
I love that this size has the hand cuffs too!! You usually only find that on the newborn sizes, so I love that it's on this bigger size. 

It comes in Black, Grey, White/Beige and Purple! I LOVE the Purple.

They also have a regular Mod'Swad as well. In Bamboo, Merino and Muslin

Such adorable stuff!
I just love that they adjust though! That is awesome to me!! And to be honest, this might still fit him in the fall. That is only 6 months from now! We'll see, but it's VERY stretchy!

Price: The Bamboo Mod'Sleeper is $38. The Mod'Swad in Bamboo is $34 and the regular woombie is $26.99 so it's not that much more!

Overall: ***** I would recommend this to anyone!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Mod'Swad in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Mod'Swad for allowing me to review this product and for sponsoring a giveaway

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bluum Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

The new thing these days are boxes that get sent to your house so you can test some products and see what you like and what you don't like. You saw that I reviewed the Conscious box earlier this month and this time I received a Bluum box. It is products for mom and baby!

 Wrapped so pretty!
 All the goodies!
 Lots of stuff!
In this box I received

Emergen-C 2 samples in the Super Orange flavor. These are packed full of Vitamin C and are great for when you're sick or just need that extra boost!
Bumble Bar in the Amazing Almond flavor. This was AWESOME. It's a sesame bar and it tasted so good!
Pinxav is a Diaper Rash Cream. It's supposed to be one of the best, but I'm not sure if it's cloth safe or not!
Fresh Baby so easy Baby Food Storage Bags. These will definitely come in handy when I'm making Emerson's food!
Angel Dear rattle! It's so cute and only $5!!! It's adorable and small enough that young babies can hold it!

I loved this box. It was small, but full of great little products that we all got use out of. Avery and I shared the Bumble Bar, Jon had the Emergen-C. I will use those baggies. And Emerson LOVES his Duck Rattle. 

Each month they send you a new box and it's full of samples to try!

Price: Each box is $12 a month you can pay as you go. 
Or they offer 3 boxes (quarterly) for $33. So you save $1 a box that way. You pay $33 and get 3 months in a row! So worth it!

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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Little Green Bean Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*

Little Green Bean is a wonderful place for affordable cloth diapers. It's a handmade shop run by Aimee and her products are really great! We received a Ducky AIO size Small (10-20 pounds).

Had a nice Thank you note and her adorable logo tag!!
 Personal thank you note! I love when I get these!!
She hole punches her tag so it fits great within the snaps!! This is so cute!
 The back of the tag says what size it is and the weight range it fits. It also says what materials are used and how to wash
 Comes with a flannel liner for a bit of extra absorbency where needed.
 Green fleece inside
 AIO, but it also has a pocket so you can add absorbency. 
 Cute little duck on back
 3 waist settings on each side
 The flannel liner is big. This is it folded in half.
Great fit!
 Pretty trim in between the legs
 For an AIO it's not that bulky. You can see the mark on his leg from the last OS diaper he had on. This is a lot trimmer in the crotch
 Isn't it cute on him?
The diaper is great. The only downfall is the insert is THICK it takes a long time to dry. I usually flip it inside out and throw in the dryer, after one load all my diapers are dry, but this is still wet. It usually takes a full day of air to fully dry! BUT we have plenty of diapers, so it's not really a big deal!

The diaper is SUPER absorbent. Since it has microfleece inside it wicks the pee very nicely. It all gets down to the insert and the fleece is barely damp, so this makes for less rashes. The soaker is 12 layers of absorbent material!! 2 6 layer inserts are inside sewn together. So it is very thirsty!

The ducks are so cute, but she has many other prints as well. 
Flowers for girl
and some more too!

Price: Her diapers are $18.50 and come in sizes Newborn (6-10), Small (10-20), Medium (20-30) and Large (30-45). 

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