Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Guess Whoo's One Event: Day 5-Wild Mountain Mommies Review

Guess Whoo's One Review & Giveaway Event:
Day 5


Wild Mountain Mommies Cloth Diaper Review

I stumbled upon Wild Mountain Mommies a couple months ago, and fell in love with her diaper prints. So you can imagine my excitement when I was able to review one of these diapers on my Chunk's cute little bum.

Here are My Thoughts:
Diaper Type:Pocket
Sizing: OS
Closure: Single row of Front Snaps
Number of snaps on each wing:
What Diaper: Chunk's bottom had the joy of being covered by a Owl printed One size pocket diaper from Wild Mountain Mommies.
Diaper Type: Pocket
Sizing: OS
Material: This diaper is lined with super soft micro chamois , and has a inner layer of waterproof fabric, and is covered in a cotton printed fabric on the outside. This diaper does not need a cover.
Insert material: Hemp Fleece Bi-folded

The Fit: The fit of this diaper is great! It has a cross over snap option with 5 snaps straight across, I have said it before that I'm a huge fan of the extra row of snaps, but with this diaper, It worked well without it. Christina from Wild Mountain Mommies included some hip snaps for us, but we haven't needed them yet.

Print: The owl print is too cute, in fact Wild Mountain Mommies has some of the cutest prints around, I am in love with the  Multi Minky Whales print she has in her shop right now. I may have to make that our next addition.

Leaks: This diaper has been the longest lasting diaper so far, and I am not even sure it has met its maximum absorbancy. We have had many Dr. appointments in the city lately and its quite a drive to many of them. Well I put this diaper to the test during one of these trips, and he didn't leak and lasted the trip in this diaper.

Cost: Depending on what system you use, for the pockets they run around 12.00-19.00, depending on prints and whether or not it is waterproof. They also sell AIO, AI2 and covers. The price varies on those as well, but still reasonably priced.

On the scale of 1-5:
Fit: 3/5
Print: 4/5
Cost: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
I would recommend Wild Mountain Mommies diaper's to anyone using One size Pocket diapers, this particular diaper was the most absorbent diaper I've used.  Plus it holds up really well against cake! hehe

Buy It:
Want to know where to purchase your own Wild Mountain Mommies Diaper for your little one? You can purchase by going to their Website, Or you can contact Christina on Wild Mountain Mommies's Facebook page, Be sure to "Like" their page to keep up with all their latest and greatest products and deals.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guess Whoo's One Event: Day 4-Whimsical Occasions

Guess Whoo's One Review & Giveaway Event
Day 4

Whimsical Occasions
Review & Giveaway

Each year we have a little family celebration of the boys birthdays, separate from their bigger parties with everyone there. This year we decided to have Chunk's little celebration a little early so we could test out the adorable products that Ashlin from Whimsical Occasions sent us to review!
First let me start by telling you that Whimsical Occasions has some of the cutest things for parties, not just birthdays either, they have great items for showers & graduations also! Whimsical Occasions makes everything from party banners and invitations to pinwheels and cupcake toppers, in just about any theme you can think of.
I received their super cute Sea Creature Cupcake toppers to review, along with some of the cutest Crab party Straws. I also received some Crab gift tags with the same adorable design on them, which will be perfect for our plethora of summer birthday parties we are invited to every year! 
I baked up some rainbow colored cupcakes for the boys and my parents and family and stuck the little cupcake toppers in.(WARNING: these cupcake toppers are so cute, you will feel a little guilty about wanting to get them "messy".) The upside of getting them messy is that if you make ugly, but tasty, cupcakes like I do they will make your cupcakes look 100 times cuter.
I also mixed the boys up some awesome strawnana smoothies and stuck these cute crab party straws in there for them. Spank thought he was so cool with this straw, and to be honest, he was. They held up really well too, even through all Chunk's slobbering. I thought for sure it wouldn't last long against my little drool monster, but it did! 

If you are looking for some unique and adorable decor for your next party event, I would seriously consider contacting Ashlin at Whimsical Occasions. They have a great assortment of Angry Birds items, which seems to be a huge hit in the birthday area this year for boys. They also have the most adorable Modern Owl cupcake toppers for a special little girl's party! 

A little background on the lady behind all this greatness:
"I'm Ashlin and the owner of Whimsical Occasions. I've been happily married since March 2010 and we welcomed a baby boy in late September. I'm a wife, mother, student, cook and organizer. I started Whimsical Occasions in May 2011 to keep me busy and sane as I stayed home with our son. I didn't expect the huge response it would bring and I'm extremely grateful for all the support from my fans! The most popular items we sell are our party banners, cupcake toppers, gift tags and paper goods, although I do carry many more products. Custom orders are always welcome as I love getting inspiration from new designs. I look forward to all the new ideas and challenges I'll face as I expand Whimsical Occasions!"

Buy It:
Want to know where to get the great items featured in this review and check out their other great items, visit Whimsical Occasions Etsy shop. Also, be sure to Like them on Facebook to keep up with new products and great deals! If you are a First time purchaser on Whimsical Occasions Etsy shop, be sure to use facebook10 at checkout to receive 10% off.

Win It:
One lucky reader will win 2 dozen Cupcake toppers(you choose theme) from Whimsical Occasions. Shipping is free to US residents, and $2.50 to Canada.
To enter follow instructions on Rafflecopter form below. 
Giveaway will end at 12:01 on 2/4, winner will be choosen and emailed, and will then have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be choosen.
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Cheep Boutique Review

Do you have a love for handcrafted or boutique items? Have a love for Daily Deals site? (Don't we all!)

Then you MUST check out Cheep Boutique, They are a site that runs daily deals on handmade and boutique items, most of which are from Etsy. They offer products at a minimum of 30% off of the normal price.
Their site is still pretty new, having launched late last year, and they are always looking for vendors who have something unique to share.

I was sent these great polaroid Camera shirts from U.B.C. Kids, This is a deal Cheep Boutique is currently running, starting today and lasting through February 1st. They are $10.50, which is 30% off the original price of $15, and Shipping on these are $2.00. You can get these cute little shirts in sizes 6 months-4t.

Buy It:
To purchase these shirts or other great deals on handmade & boutique items, visit Be sure to add the on Facebook as well, to be updated on upcoming daily deals & great things happening on their page!

Little Pim Review

My Husband is Hispanic, but doesn't know a single word of Spanish, in fact Spank know more than either of us. My In-laws speak French & Spanish and my husband & I been discussing ways to teach the boys another language.
I found Little Pim and contacted them about reviewing their products. Spank does already know a little Spanish, so when I was asked whether I wanted to teach Spanish or French, I let them surprise us. They send us The Little Pim French Bop Music cd. It had a great variety of 15 songs on there, Spank loved listening to it driving in the car. He always asks me to replay Frere Jacques, what child doesn't love that song?

Little Pim is available in 10 different languages, and provides a variety of fun ways to teach children a new language. I love that they have a couple different Gift Sets available, including Dvds, plush animal, backpacks,books and more. We will be ordering the French word & phrase cards, I think my boys will enjoy these, as well as the dvds.
Little Pim was created in 2006 by Julia Pimsleur Levine, a mom who grew up bilingual and was looking for fun ways to introduce her young son to the French language. The Little Pim DVDs and products all make language learning fun and easy for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their monolingual or bilingual parents. Little Pim is the most comprehensive series available today for introducing a foreign language to young children between the ages of zero and five.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guess Whoo's One: Day 3-Bunnzoo Cloth Diaper

Guess Whoo's One Review & Giveaway Event:
Day 3


Bunnzoo Cloth Diaper Review

Most of you heard my thoughts before on the Bunnzoo Later Gator Diaper from Bunnzoo, If you didn't you can here.
Well I was also given the chance to review the Owl print diaper for my Guess Whoo's One event. I have been using this diaper for quite a while now, and its still a regular in our stash! 
I Apologize for the lack of photos, I will post them tomorrow. My camera is not cooperating and I cannot upload the ones I have.

Now onto My Thoughts:

What Diaper: I reviewed the One Size Owl print pocket diaper on Chunk.

Material: This diaper is made out of Anti-pill fleece inner layer and a waterproof outer layer. This diaper does not need a cover.

The Fit: I loved the fit of this diaper on Chunk, it fits him great around the hips and legs, which is rare to have it fit so great in both areas on him. We don't use this diaper as a nap or night diaper, because It has leaked a few times, but for around the house, it holds well. My only negative thing is the positioning of the insert flap, its in the middle, which I'm not super crazy about, because it was a little hard to get the flap to stay closed. Like I said before though, Great diaper for around the house, which is where we are five out of seven days.

Print: Wonderfully Adorable! I love the print! In fact I love all of Bunnzoo's prints. I've been eyeballing a few new diapers for Chunk in her new arrival section too!

Leaks: We have had a couple leaks in this diaper, mostly at nap or night, which we don't use it during then anymore.  

Cost: Awesome, the best I've seen, especially considering the quality of the diaper, which is great. You can purchase the owl diaper for $14.99, and that is with shipping included. Majority of their other diapers are in the same price range.

On the scale of 1-5:
Fit: 2/5
Print: 5/5
Cost: 5/5
Overall: 3/5
I would recommend Bunnzoo diaper's to anyone using Pocket diapers, they
are great diapers and the price is awesome for the quality you receive!

Buy It:
Want to know where to purchase your own Bunnzoo for your little one? You can purchase by going to Or you can contact Michelle on Bunnzoo's Facebook page.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Guess Whoo's One: Day 2-Crazy Craft Heaven Review

Guess Whoo's One Review & Giveaway Event
Day 2

Crazy Craft Heaven Review

I am so excited to be sharing the cutest handmade items made by Daisia, from Crazy Craft Heaven. She makes some of the cutest handmade hats and photo props. Seriously, How adorable are these little newborn photo props? 
Daisia created Chunk this adorable Owl Hat for us to review, I absolutely Love it! The detail is wonderful, and the hat looks absolutely adorable on Chunk! Crazy Craft Heaven makes a variety of other items, such as booties for babies, a variety of crocheted hats, and adorable little legwarmers. Be sure to go check out her other great items!

Buy It:
To purchase an owl hat, or any of the other great items featured in this review, visit Crazy Craft Heaven's Etsy
Also, be sure to add  Crazy Craft Heaven on Facebook, to keep up with their new items, and any great deals they run!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Guess Whoo's One: DAY ONE-Rock'n Baby Boutique

Guess Whoo's One- Day One


I cannot believe my baby boy is about to be One already, time really flew by this last year. In honor of Chunk turning One, I have decided to have a Review & Giveaway Event with some Wonderful businesses featuring some of the Cutest Owl items, so cute you can hardly stand it!

Rock'n Baby Boutique Review & Giveaway

Both of my boys are HUGE blanket fans, they love their blankies!  Chunk had a couple of store bought Blankets, that he would sleep with, but he was crazy about his brothers raggedy ol' thing.(I'd include a photo of that, but this thing is way past saving, and looks pitiful.) Nonetheless, Chunk wanted it, raggedness and all. I knew I had to find a solution, if only for the sake of my own sanity, as this was becoming a daily dilemma.
When I came across Rock'n Baby Boutique and saw the adorable blankets she made, I contacted her promptly.

Kim from Rock'n Baby Boutique sent me this adorable Minky Owl blanket in the Stroller size(30"x30").
Aside from this blanket being the cutest print around, It is unbelievably soft, and the size is perfect for little man. He loves playing peek-a-boo with his blankie.(excuse the cookie on his face, he was eating a cookie too! hehe.) Living in a house of boys, we also see our share of accidents and do more laundry than the average person, well Chunk's owl blanket has gone through the wash over a dozen times in the last month and it looks just as good as the day Kim sent it to us!

All of their Minky Blankets come in different sizes and prints, they have a large selection of adorable prints for both boys or girls, adults as well!

They have more than just Minky Blankets too, they have a great selection of handmade baby items, including these adorable outfits!

Rock'n Baby Boutique started in 2006, by parents who wanted a unique "Rock'n" look for their first little one. All items are sewn by Mom, Dad and Grandma and they treat all items as if they were to be worn by their own little ones. What I especially love about Rock'n Baby is that they offer quality with their Rock'n items, but serious cuteness too! 

Buy It:
Wanna purchase the blanket Chunk received, or customize your own great blanket for your little one? They are offering a 10% discount if you order while the giveaway is active, be sure to tell them you heard about Rock'n Baby Boutique on Oh the Joys of Boys!
You can visit their Website, or add them on Facebook. You can also check them out on Twitter to keep up with their important updates!

Win It:
One Lucky Reader will win a $15 Gift Certificate to Rock'n Baby Boutique to purchase whatever great item they would like.To enter follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will end at 12:01 am on 2/4/2012, winner will be chosen and notified via email, and will then have 48 hours to respond, until a new winner will be chosen.
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Friday, January 20, 2012


The following Giveaways and ended and winners have been notified & have 48 hours to reply until another winner is chosen!

Congrats to our Winners:
Bummas Cloth Wipes set-Andrea Shergalis
$15 Gc to Crazy Dog T-shirts-Leah Baird
Baby Blossom Boutique Wipe Case-Amanda Jasinski

Not a Winner this time? There is still time to enter my other great giveaways. Also,  there will be more reviews & Giveaways coming soon, so check back soon to try again!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nacho Mama Tees Review & Giveaway

If  you've ever see hubby, you know he only wears T-shirts. The most this man has ever gotten dressed up is a polo, and occasionally for super fancy events, he will wear a tie and dress shirt. My Hub's is a big fan of Comedy's and he especially loves Tommy Boy.
When I saw the Callahan Auto Parts shirt, at Nacho Mama Tees, in their Movie Tshirts section. 

Hubby loved this shirt, I gave it to him for Christmas, and I lost count of the amount of times he has worn it since then. It looks just as good as it did when he got it, and has held up really well.

Buy It:
To purchase the Callahan's Auto Parts Tee or any other shirts from Nacho Mama Tees, go visit their website,
 The Categories are on the left side of the page, same as listed above.
Win It:
One Lucky reader will win a $15 Gift Card to Crazy Dog T-shirts to choose their own great shirt. To enter, follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below.(click "read more")

**Winner cannot have received a promotional item within the past 90 days, or written their own review/giveaway on a blog of their own.

Natural House Cleaning Products Review & Giveaway

We've tried more than our fair share of natural cleaners, some worked alright, others not so much. I'll admit I use natural cleaners on the countertops, tabletops, and high chairs daily, but I use normal cleaners on our floors and bathrooms every other cleaning. I just haven't found one for those areas that I feel works well enough and gets the place clean, like a cleaner with those chemicals in them. 

Then we tried Natural House, natural household cleaning products, and that changed my mind. We reviewed Flushy, Sinky & Trashy, and we're very pleased with all of them! 

Flushy is a natural toilet bowl, septic and drain cleaner all in one little packet. For it being natural, it sure does pack a punch at cleaning!  Just drop one Flushy foaming packet in your toilet bowl, wait 5-10 seconds, scrub and flush probiotics through your pipes and septic. One packet lasts one week, and the toilet bowl stayed fresh and smelled pleasant, the scent we reviewed was Fresh Mint scent.

Sinky, is a natural disposal & drain cleaner, this was one of the products I was most excited to try. We've had a lot of problems with our disposal staying clean, we use a lot of cleansing products for it, and even when we don't use it for a while, it still starts to smell a bit, um Funky. I am proud to say that after 2 weeks of using Sinky, we haven't had any smells! It is simple to use, just like Flushy, it is a packet that you toss into your drains, turn on your hot water for 5-10 seconds, then if you have a disposal, turn it on for 1-3 seconds, and watch the foaming action start to clean! We reviewed Sinky in a fresh Citrus Scent, and it was a nice fresh smell. 

The last product we reviewed was Trashy, this was the one I was most excited about. Considering Chunk's Diaper pail and the horrid smell that it emits, I put Trashy to work the moment I received it in the mail. Now we have tried EVERYTHING with this pail, including washing regularly, but I guess there is bound to be some smell when there are dirty diapers sitting in a confined space for a day or so, right? Actually, this did a great job at cutting that smell down, I was shocked! To use trashy just spray inside your trash can or diaper pail and let it air dry or wipe it down before putting in another bag, thats it! I loved the fresh wintergreen smell the best out of all the scents too! I know we will be purchasing more of this one, especially because hubby is ALWAYS complaining about the smell of the diaper pail. It worked well on the kitchen trash can also.

Be sure to add Natural House on your favorite social Networks, to keep up with new & exciting products! Natural House on Twitter

You can purchase Natural House products directly from their website or on Amazon, this is a great option, especially if you you use Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping.  

Win It:

One lucky reader will win a 30 day supply of Natural House products like I reviewed above.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Character Fashions Review

Spank has entered a stage where he likes to wear his own style of clothing, which of course, includes his favorite characters on his shirts. So Character Fashions is perfect for him! They have a large variety of characters, for both genders, and all ages!
I received the Mario Game On shirt. Spank was thrilled, as he is a HUGE Mario Brothers fan, plus red & black are his favorite colors! This shirt is really soft, and washed up really well, with no cracking. Alot of shirts with the screenprint on them crack up really quickly. This one has been washed 3 times and dried in the dryer, and is still bright and clear!
One great perk that Character Fashions offers is their Top Fan Incentive Program. The link is on their facebook page side tab titled TOP FANS. All you have to do to move up the list to the top spot, is interact on their wall, by posting, commenting or liking.  The fan who is in the top spot at the end of the month will receive a $5 credit to her web store.  The credit must be used before the end of the next month. How great is that!

One of Their Best sellers this year have been the Batman Pajama Set. They have sold out of the long sleeves, but now have the short sleeves in stock, they would be perfect for summer, or now, depending on where you live.
Another adorable item is their Minnie & Mickey Mouse shirt, this shirt would be perfect for your little gal for Valentine's Day, or any day!

Buy It:
To purchase any of these items, or search for your little ones favorite character merchandise, visit Character Fashions, or Character Fashions Ebay store. You can also Shop on Character Fashions Facebook, be sure to like their page, so you can keep up with all the new items added to their store, and special deals they may be having! All Character Fashions fans receive a 10% discount by using the promo code SAVINGS10 at checkout.  US buyers get free shipping, Canada and all other countries I give a larger discount or flat rate shipping (depending on how much they purchase). Just message them through their contact tab after your purchase to receive your Shipping refund.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Huggies Diapers Freebie

A whole package of diapers, for free! Just get  a video of your little guy or gal moving around, any move counts, little or big, and upload it on Huggie's Diapers youtube channel. It only took me 5 minutes to complete this, cause I had a ton on my phone. While Chunk cannot wear them, I have a cousin with a baby on the way, so she will enjoy them!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Cookbook, A recipe challenge!

I'm sure everyone has been there before, when you feel like your cookbook is on shuffle, for some that might not be a problem, except I don't have many recipes in my cookbook! I've also never been a "strong" cook, I can prepare an okay meal, but outside of the basics, well, we will just say I've got a lot of learning to do!
While planning this weeks meals, I decided what the heck, It's a new year, Why not a new Menu! My Challenge to myself is a month(or more) of totally new recipes, some of them may be simple, but still nothing I've made before.
So where does one go to find a wonderful collection of recipes to try? Why Pinterest, of course!
Here is What I came up with for this week:

Chicken Oscar


Anyone have any great recipes they'd like to share, or still waiting to try out? Most of mine have been sitting in my pinterest, waiting on me to find the time.

 On Pinterest?
You can Follow Me on Pinterest, if you've already been sucked into the world of repinning. If you'd like an invite let me know and I can send you one, or you can request one.

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