Archive for June, 2013

Funkoo Baby Wear Review (Giveaway)-Ended

It’s been so long since any of my kids fit into anything so small, but I know many of you readers have small children and grandchildren.

Just taken out of package.

Just taken out of package.

We were given the opportunity to review the

Pink Stripes Organic Tee

             The first thing I loved was it came packaged so we know that people have not touched it. Even as my kids were younger I always had this obsession of buying their clothes packaged. With germs and everything else, the last thing I wanted was a sick baby. I could only wish when my kids were little we had those shopping cart covers.

The Pink Stripes Tee is extra soft and very thick. I washed it a few times and it never seemed to lose the bright color or the elasticity, which is a plus. Most time we find the clothing does not  hold up to the washing and drying and find ourselves getting rid of the clothes before the baby has outgrown them.

Funkoos organic t-shirts are perfect for warm weather play time, sleep time or providing a little extra warmth underneath in colder months and is made with  100% certified organic fibers.

Organic clothing can get highly expensive, but I found the Funkoos.com to be reasonable when it comes to pricing. Plus they carry more of a selection on organic baby clothing than any other places I have seen.

funkooThe Pink Stripes Tee goes on and comes off easy. We all know how it is to get those wiggly arms through to get it on and take it off. To test this I had to borrow a baby, my friends loves when I test on their small ones, it’s like free babysitting and they always leave with a gift. Taking a picture of her wearing this was not fun as she kept moving giving me blurry pictures. Hopefully mom can get one when she naps.

You can sign up on the Funkoos.com website to receive special offers and discounts as well. These little shirts would make a wonderful baby shower gift, for parents who love organic clothing, and for everyday purchases. Also look at all the other items they have to offer as well. These products would also make an amazing gift basket.

If you have any questions about the shirt or the website feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you.

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BabyBanz Review

Today is the first day of summer vacation for my two younger kids. This means we will soon be hitting the beach and enjoying all that the summer months has to offer. For the readers living in NY you know this means we have very little time to enjoy the nice outdoors. The past few weeks it has done nothing but rain, and it looks like for the next few days will will get even more.

Hunter is going to be 8 in October. When I was told BabyBanz sizes go up to 10 on most products I knew this was going to be a review my little guy would be able to help with, he was not to thrilled I had him get up early so we could get pictures outside in his BabyBanz gear. Not happy until he put it on and the first thing he said was,”wow mom it feels like rubber, and it’s not hot”.

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When we opened the package Hunter was thrilled it had sharks on it, it’s called Fin Frenzy Blue. He now thinks he will scare the sharks away in the lake. The colors are bright so I know I will always be able to pick him out of the crowed of kids hanging out at the beach. At first I wondered why the shirt was a long sleeve, I would have thought on hot days this would pose as a problem and yet as a plus at the same time.

The shirt

The shirt

Banz swimsuits were designed in Australia one of the world’s toughest UV environments. their suits are long sleeved to provide maximum protection and comfort. All Banz swimwear has been clinically tested to a rating of UPF 50+.

There is my plus. Small children tend to burn from being outside. It does not seem to matter how much lotion I use on him being in the water always seems to wash it away. So early this morning we tested it out. Hunter played outside for a little while, at the time it was almost 80 degrees outside, and yet not once did he complain he was hot due to the shirt. His head was sweaty yet when I checked the shirt there was no sweat and it seemed cool to the touch. I asked him if his arms were hot and he told me the shirt was keeping him cool. The protective collar added another bonus to the swim wear no sunburn on his neck. So what I thought was going to prove to be a bad thing proved me wrong and added in more benefits than expected.

Ok so being swimwear time to add some water and see if I can find a con. We got out the hose (seeing the beach is still a little cold for the kids). I’m not really sure it would have made a difference. The shirt seemed to keep him at body temperature. Hmm. Makes me wish it came in my size so I can stay cool when it’s hot out and I decide to bring my work outside. No cons yet again. I give the shirt an A+ all the way.

The shorts are cute.

The Shorts

The Shorts

Too cute for words, I love the matching shorts.They are also part of the Fin Frenzy Blue Collection They go about to Hunters knees and kept them from burning. They have an elastic band that can be adjusted, mesh underwear inside fir the boys and light weight. Another A+

I don’t know where swimwear like this was when my oldest two wear younger. I would have paid a fortune keeping them from getting burned, and for extra light weight clothing. Another plus for BabyBanz is their clothing are chemical free, and are not a fortune. The shirt’s cost $26 and the shorts cost $22. I consider$48 for the whole suit to be cheap for all it does. Keeps the kids cool in the summer heat, and keeps them from getting burned in the sun. I’ve spent more just keeping sunscreen on Hunter for the summer and still having him burn.

babybanz2I would highly recommend BabyBanz to parents of children of all ages .

Check out their Site  to find out about all the products they sell and what you need to fit your family

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To Go Brands (must read if your too active to eat healthy) Review

Between working, going to school and the family life I know I do not eat to healthy or get all the right vitamins during the day, so when I was given the opportunity to do a review for To Go Brands I knew this would not only benefit me but also you as the readers as well.

I can’t for the life of me remember when life started getting so complicated when I started to forget to take my morning vitamins, or when I stopped just eating healthy all together. I more often find myself picking off the kids plates than making one of my own. I think I started doing this when as soon as I would sit down someone would need something, or a drink got spilled. Then again maybe it’s just because I’m getting older as I hate to admit.

I found myself sitting at the drive-throw at McDonalds almost every morning I am running late.  Yup that sure was not healthy and where were my daily servings of fruits and veggies. It was not until I came across To Go Brands where I found Greens To Go. Nothing is more easy than grabbing a bottle of water as I’m running out the door and adding in a packet of my now favorite breakfast in a bottle on these crazy mornings. What I loved most was even though it’s packed full of organic fruits and vegetables was it has the delicious flavor of apples and melon. I was thankful it did not taste like Vegetable juice.

Lunch between classes is almost a battle making it from one side of campus to the other before I could finish my sandwich. Food is not permitted in class but drinks are. This is where I found Extreme Berries To Go and Acai Energy Boost to fit into my schedule. No longer was lunch a battle of it’s own. After a few classes even my professor noticed a difference in my work. So I told her what I was doing for lunch. She now has a box in her desk, and told me she carries them in her bag for when she is between classes.

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Ok so we all snack every now and again. For me this is late at night when the kids go to bed I found myself working online with a bowl of Cheerios. I guess it could be worst. I could sit here with a bag of chips, get through the bag before I even realize it, yup did that a few times more than I would like to admit.  To Go Brands also carries Healthy To Go which can be added to cereal, yogurt, or any of your favorite food or drinks and I found that the probiotic digestive powder mix to work great for digestive health.

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To Go Brands also has a fun way for kids to take their vitamins. Vita Rocks are like pop candy for kids with daily multivitamins. My kids found these to be fun and I do not hear the constant complaining that they do not like the taste.

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Dropps Laundry Detergent Review

I don’t know about you guys, but I love the laundry pods that came out a few years ago. No measuring, no mess and with this I do not want to hear those famous from the boyfriend or the kids “I can’t do it”.

Now up until a few weeks ago I have never heard of Dropps, seeing they came in pods I was more than happy to give them a try. The very first thing I noticed when I opened the package was it was smaller than any other laundry pod I have seen so I became a little reluctant that it could do the job of a “full size pod”.

It’s what got me next that really made me wonder about these “small pods”. When I through it in the washer I was expecting it to sink to the bottom so the water would hit it and dissolve, instead it went around and around and distributed the laundry soap evenly in the washer and produced more suds than a “full sized pod”.

The clear pod is a dropps while the blue pod is another leading brand.

The clear pod is a dropps while the blue pod is another leading brand.

I chose to go with Dropps scent + dye free for my bedding. Due to the fact I did not want to combined it with my fabric softener.

Cleaning

Dropps laundry pods are tough on spots and yet soft on clothes. I ended up just putting the blankets in the dryer without a dryer sheet to see if they came out any softer, and was surprised to find it did come out a bit softer and did not have any static cling. I loved this due to the fact it was one less chemical I will be able to live without.

Convenience

I am not the only one who does laundry anymore. With the pods being so easy to use the kids can now help out without adding to much detergent. Plus no mess. The pods are 6x concentrated so your getting more in the small pod than a suggested size of laundry soap from a container which only contains 2x concentration.

Conservative

These pods are much more convenient to store than the containers of laundry soap and smaller than the “normal sized pods”.  Pods dissolve leaving only the small bag it came in while  most leading laundry detergents leave behind a large jug.

I was able to go to the store locator on their site and find a store nearby, and was thrilled to find one, because this mom will use nothing else.

dropps even comes in fabric softener which I may give a try

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Hit Your Summer with Firmoo Free Glasses in June

I love the different styles Firmoo has to offer.

New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking “LUCKY DRAW” on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)

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The most awaited part of the years- S-U-M-M-E-R has finally come. Aren’t you excited to be in the beach, wear shorts, be tanned, be sweaty yet gorgeous and go to music festivals? Well I definitely am! What is summer without a new pair of eye-wears? An easy remedy for this is to stop by Firmoo.com! and pick up a free pair of glasses so that you won’t miss a moment this summer. New arrivals are part of the First-Pair-Free-Program. Now get yours for FREE!

+ Looking for Rectangle Glasses?

Bright colors, more rectangles and patterns are all current eye-wear trends. Fashion frame designs and styles at Firmoo.com icons have embraced eye-wear as an accessory that adds instant panache to any look. These eyewear are a must-have one for you in this shinning June.

+ Looking for Retro Glasses?

A retro glasses frame offering a quirky retro look. This eye-wear with bold color and fashionable design will lighten up your summers. Find out your own and unique style.

+ Looking for Over-sized Glasses?

To be yourself and find your own way to show yourself! This eye-wear with big blue frame is so unique and attractive and they will let you stand out of the crowed. Over-sized glasses are always your best choice for showing your star quality in the fashion trend.

Still have no idea about how to style your pairs? Check out a few ladies modeling their favorite Firmoo eye-wear.

(All model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World’s Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

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Auric Blends Perfume Winners!!!!!

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