Monday, January 12, 2015

Flamingo Baby Organics Review

Don't you just love how you can find new things on Instagram? Recently I was introduced to Flamingo Baby Organics Baby Gear Shop. Megan makes some amazing blankets and I was thinking about ordering one, when she did a giveaway and I won a free item! I was sold and went on to place my order. With the cold weather here, I decided to go with the Chevron Flannel blanket (and I love blues!)

I could not wait to get my package and see what else was in it! Megan shipped my items the next day (!!) and a week later (she is in Canada) they arrived. I could not wait to open them. Packaged so nicely I found my Chevron Flannel blanket  and a second super soft flannel blanket as well. Thank you Megan for the second blanket as both girls now have one!

The super soft blankets became an instant hit in our house and both girls loved them. A game of peak-a-boo was played with them as well!


I totally recommend Flamingo Baby Organics Baby Gear Shop so quality handmade products. 

**No compensation was received for this post, I was ordering the item anyway and just wanted to share!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Projects

Do you ever feel like you are constantly doing projects around the house? Just me, ok maybe it is. But I have been busy lately getting the house and the girls organized and wanted to share a fee of the things I have been working on.

First I made boxes for each of the girls for school. Now that Miss E is in Pre-School I wanted to start saving more things that are school related for her (aka not just pictures). Here are my boxes, (Jo Ann's for $10 each with a coupon).



Next was pictures from the beach. Not sure where this idea came from, but I wanted to use the shells we collected at the beach this year in shadow box frames with a picture of each girl's first year at the beach. Off to Jo Ann's again and here you go!


My most recent project was new headband holders. These are so simple to do. I had hubby cut me 2 lengths of wood which I used paint from Miss E's room to do.


Then I used spray paint on some clothes pins and attached with craft glue. Here is the finished product!
And in action in each room!




And of course I made some more headbands too!
Supplies

and finished projects


What are your current projects?

Monday, December 29, 2014

PeepsFest 2014

Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest present the PEEPtastic family festival celebrating



Family fun is in large supply at PEEPSFESTTM, the annual two-day New Year’s Eve festival at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Each year, fans arrive from all over the country to enjoy family-friendly activities and watch the drop of the 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound lit PEEPS® Chick at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 31st to commemorate the beginning of a sweet new year.

Taking place on Dec. 30th and Dec. 31st, some of the newest PEEPSFEST™ attractions for 2014 include live music by kids rock band, We Kids Rock, at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks before the PEEPS® Chick drop on Dec. 31st, Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey shootout with appearances by the Phantoms’ mascot meLVin, appearances by Bethlehem Mounted Police Horses Pharoah and Raven on Dec. 31st, and expanded Dutch Springs’ kids activities including Rub a Dub Dub-Scuba in a Tub.
“Each year we look forward to celebrating the new year and the fun surrounding our beloved PEEPS® brand with families from near and far,” said Matt Pye, Just Born Quality Confections Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “We are excited to work with ArtsQuest to continue to make PEEPSFEST™ the premier New Year’s Eve Family celebration.”

PEEPSFEST™ offers PEEPtastic activities for kids of all ages to celebrate 2015 with their families. Fans can cheer on the PEEPS® Chick mascot at the Mascot Dash, roast PEEPS®s’mores over outdoor fire pits, take a picture beside the PEEPSMOBILE™, check out the PEEPS® Chick ice sculpture and participate in the popular Dutch Springs’ PEEPS®spaghetti build. The PEEPS® Diorama Competition is back, featuring more than 100 dioramas created by area school children on display at the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center. There will even be a PEEPS® scavenger hunt and a “Guess how many PEEPS®in the PEEPSMOBILE®” contest.

Other PEEPSFEST™ highlights include:
 Lehigh Valley Zoo animals, including the penguin make appearances on Dec. 31st
 Dutch Springs dog sled presentation on both days
 Photo opportunities with the PEEPS® Chick, PBS39 TeleBear and other mascots
 PEEPS® crafts and other activities provided by various nonprofit groups
 Musicians and children’s performers
 Films in the ArtsQuest cinemas including “How PEEPS® are Made” and “Sesame Street New Year’s”
 PEEPSFEST™ 5K, Kids Fun Run and Mascot Dash on Dec. 31st (registration fee required)
 PEEPS & COMPANY® store items available for purchase

PEEPSFEST™ is presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest. Festival hours are Dec. 
30th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 31st, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, although a few select activities, such as the family disco lounge, kids’ fun run and PEEPSFEST™ 5K, require an admission ticket or additional charge.

For more information on this annual celebration and ways to get involved with the festivities, please visit www.peepsfest.org.


Monday, December 22, 2014

San-J Sauce Review

The wonderful people at Naturally Savvy again provided me with some new products to try from San-J Sauces. As a household that LOVES Asian food (and healthy ones) this was a great opportunity. We are know to throw together a quick fried rice to use up extra veggies all the time! Especially after the holidays, we find a quick stir fry is a great use for holiday veggies. 


This time around we are sampling the Gluten Free Tamari sauce

SEASONED BY EXPERIENCE. For 200 hundred years, San-J has been perfecting the fine art of brewing Tamari soy sauce. All San-J Tamari is naturally brewed for up to six months using traditional methods passed down for eight generations. Made with 100% soybeans and no wheat, San-J Tamari has a richer, smoother, more complex taste than regular soy sauce which contains 40-60% wheat. We do not add MSG or artificial preservatives. San-J Tamari is certified kosher and Non-GMO Project verified. All San-J Tamari is now certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Look for the Certified Gluten-Free logo on the label.

From exotic stir-fry dishes to your favorite meatloaf, the rich yet complex taste of San-J Tamari enhances the flavors of food naturally. Experience the taste of an ancient Japanese art in your cooking tonight.

We love these sauces and the high level of flavor they provide. I fee this sauce really spiced up our stir fry and was hubby, baby, and toddler approved!

** No compensation was received for this post, the sauce was provided to facilitate the review, all opinions are my own. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nuby Natural Touch Infant Bottles Review

The wonderful people at Nuby sent me some of their new Natural Touch Bottles to try out.

I have a very picky one in Little B so I was not sure how this would go, but she seems to love these bottle. Here are the key points about the bottles:

- 9  oz size
- Soft Flex breast size nipple for easy latch
- Slow flow flex & stretch nipples encourage the natural action of breast feeding
- Soft numbs on the surface of the nipple massage the gums
- Allow easier transition from breast to bottle
- Superior valves in nipple help to reduce air ingestion
- Comfortable to hold and easy to clean
- BPA free



The first thing I noticed was the wide nipple and opening. Little B likes the nipples that are shaped more natural and I love that they are so much easier to clean! I have learned that I hate the bottles with a small open because they are so much harder to clean. Also the smaller size of these bottle means Little B can feed herself :( Although I am not happy about that, it does make the morning a little easier


You can see she is a big fan! These bottles come in a 3 pack with a pacifier for $9.48! You can not beat that deal!

** No compensation was received for this post, however, we were sent 3 bottles and 1 pacifier to try for the review.