Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tiny Soles Review & Giveaway


Sophia is so close to her walking journey. She cruises all along the furniture and took two steps! I can feel it...any day now! I have a slight obsession with shoes...For those of you who remember my dressing room tour know this! Sophia's shoe collection is growing and my Favorites include those from Tiny Soles! The Livie & Luca collection is Beautiful!!! I believe that quality shoes is so important, especially for children who are growing and learning how to walk. Their Tiny Soles (pun intended) need to form properly and that's where these come in.....

Livie & Luca Pio Pio Grape
I received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.


“Pio! Pio!” says the little bird in Spanish. Your little bird will chirp joyfully in these precious Mary Jane’s – Livie & Luca's sweetheart of a shoe. Livie & Luca children shoes incorporate… brightly colored leathers, bold designs and whimsical modern touches that capture the playful essence of childhood. Their comfortable construction allows kids to navigate playgrounds, city streets and dirt pathways with style and ease. Adjustable velcro closures make them easy to put on and ensure a great fit.  For the Amazing Price of $58.
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I have fallen in LOVE with EVERYTHING that Tiny Soles carries!!! This company is truly amazing....So amazing that they are giving one of my readers a $40 Gift Card to purchase Anything you want in their store!!!!! I know, I know THEY ROCK!! Enter Below!!! Winner will be chosen on October 8th!! GOOD LUCK!!! 
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Baby Journey Gate Review

Baby Journey has done it again....With their amazing BABY GATE this time! Remember awhile back when I raved about this super amazing company that sent Sophia a towel warmer (which we still use every night after baths!) Well they sent us the most beautiful Baby Gate for review and we cant get enough! Don't get me wrong I LOVE my baby Sophia's stuff but I shutter at my house looking not up to par. I moved all Sophia's things into her playroom. She has one Pottery Barn Train Table of toys in the Living Room and that is it then their was the dreaded stair situation. You can see them from the living rom and I hated looking over and seeing a wooden and plastic white gate blocking the stairs. It looked for a lack of better words "ghetto!" We have been meaning to change it out for months, not just because of the esthetic appeal but also function! It needed to be taken down every time you went up or down unless you wanted to hurdle over it...not the safest thing to do when you have a baby in tow, or basket of laundry for that matter! Insert The Most Amazing Beautiful Baby Gate HERE!
We received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.


Here are some fun Facts about The Baby Journey Gate:

One Step Gate

Relax, baby-proofing just got easier. The One Step Gate installs in less than 5 minutes with no tools required! The Step and Secure foot mechanism allows for instant pressure fit in the opening with no thread adjustment needed. Accommodates doorways, hallways and stairs.
 
Product Details
  • Step 'n Secure foot mechanism for instant pressure fit in opening; No Tools, No Thread Adjustment
  • 32” H and fits openings 30” – 46” W (includes a 4” and 8” extension)
  • The one-handed, double-locking handle is easy for an adult to open, but difficult for a child
  • Modern stainless steel design for clear view
  • Perfect for pets
  • Stair Installation requires mounting 4 fixing cups (included)


Ralph installed the Baby Journey Gate in literally minutes! It was so easy, and so secure! It is beautiful and actually matches our furniture and d├ęcor! I LOVE it! Most importantly it keeps our baby safe! It is so durable and we surely be around for the long haul....we have baby fever in this house and cant wait to have our family grow! Stay Tuned ;)

You can buy your Baby Journey Gate on AMAZON for $89.99 or at Buy Buy Baby See all the other amazing things Baby Journey has on their Website!

KidOFit Review & Giveaway

We received some spectacular shoes this month for review! It couldn't have come at a better time because Sophia is officially embarking on her walking journey! We had two steps the other day and she is cruising all along the furniture!! We are sooooo close and want to make sure she is in the appropriate shoes to start this journey!

We received the Lily-Pink sneakers ($55) and they are AMAZING!!!Sophia was comfortable in them right away and I loved that I could see the true fit with the clear bottom! Genius!!!  These shoes are not only providing healthy foot development but are super comfy too!!
I received this product free for review but all opinions are 100% honest.

My favorite feature: The Heel Strap! I ordered up a 1/2 size because lets face it kids grow quick! I wanted to really get some wear time out of these shoes and they are doing just that!! I'm sure in the coming months we will be loosing the strap for more wear. This couldn't make this mamma any happier! We Love when companies think of it all!! They peeps over at KidOfit are committed to excellence!

We are Officially HUGE Fans of KidOFit and love the stress that the company puts into a quality shoe!!! Not a step is missed in the design and quality of the shoes they carry!

Here's what the peeps at KidOfit had to say:

About Us

KidOFit® shoes were created by Ron Bar, PhD in Biomedical Engineering who has been developing innovative foot-care products over 20 years. Before KidOFit®, Ron was the founder and president of Orthofeet, Inc., a leading company in the orthopedic shoe and foot orthotics business.
After selling his part in Orthofeet, Ron's daughters - who have had difficulties finding well-fitted shoes for their kids - suggested that he should use his expertise in foot biomechanics and shoe design to develop high-quality shoes for kids. Ron took the challenge seriously, and created innovative shoes, which are designed to promote healthy foot development in infants and toddlers.
            

KidOFit’s unique comfort features include:

  • Barefoot SoleTM technology
  • Transparent soles, which enable viewing the child’s toes
  • Customized Fit System
    • Elastic Collar
    • Heel Strap
    • Fitting inserts
  • Ergonomic Design
    • Anatomical shape
    • Smooth, protective interior
    • Light and flexible construction
    • Wide opening for easy on/off
I also have to share some facts that I had NO CLUE about until KidOFit!!! I couldn't be more grateful that I now know! It is so IMPORTANT to buy your little ones quality shoes! Here is some facts from KidOFit:

Kids Foot Health

There are 26 bones, 19 muscles, 107 ligaments plus an array of delicate blood vessels and nerves all working together to control the movement of each foot. The cartilage in a child's foot does not even become bone until foot is fully developed.
Information about movement comes from the nerves on the soles of our feet. The more we can feel the ground, the greater our body senses its surrounding and can better respond and adapt to it.
Medical experts worldwide agree that barefoot walking is not only the best thing for healthy foot development, but also for proper posture development. Dr. Wikler, a podiatrist specializing in children foot biomechanics claims that “children whose feet are healthy do not need a shoe for support; they need a shoe only for protection”. Click Here to learn more.

Important Shoe Features

Barefoot might be best but it’s not always practical, and therefore, children shoes should allow the foot to function as close to barefoot as possible. If your child walks very differently with shoes on compared to barefoot, then the shoes do not fit correctly and shouldn’t be worn. When choosing your child’s shoes, look out for the following features:

Flexible

Flexible shoes allow the foot and ankle to develop most naturally by enabling the foot to respond to changes in the walking environment. When choosing a shoe, you should be able to easily bend it to ensure that it adapts to the surface, and that it allows free foot movement. Inflexible, rigid shoes that restrict motion are potentially harmful to kids’ foot development.
  

Lightweight

Shoes should not be heavy or impede the child’s movement in any way. Heavy shoes can lead to a lack of confidence tired legs, and improper posture.

With wide toe-boxes

Children’s feet are not just a scaled down version of adult’s feet. They have a triangular shape, which is wider at the toes, and children's shoes need to reflect this. Good toddler shoes require a correspondingly much bigger toe area than the shape of an adult shoe.  Many manufacturers of children's shoes are simply scaled down versions of adult shoes. Shoes with wide toe boxes enable the child to wriggle their toes freely, and allow the toes to spread without constriction. Not only should the toe box be wide, but the opening to the shoe should also be wide enough to enable the foot to slip in easily, without having to squeeze the toes in any way.

Soft Interior

The interior lining, which is the interface between the shoe and the foot, should be soft and smooth to avoid irritation. The best material for children’s shoe lining is fabric, padded with foam, similar to the one in athletic shoes. It is recommended to put your hand inside the shoe, and check that the interior of the shoe is completely smooth.

Flat soles

The best soles are protective, while simulating barefoot conditions, meaning, flat and thin, without heels, arch supports or other "molding" features. Soling material should be slip-resistant, shock absorbing and flexible.

Shoe and Foot Care

When you’ve chosen your child’s shoes, follow these great tips for keeping them and your child’s feet in tip top condition:
  • Feet should be thoroughly washed and dried daily, especially between the toes.
  • Toe nails should be kept short and straight.
  • Tights should have a heel and toe feature, not be just a long tube over the foot.
  • Ideally, children should have more than one pair of shoes and alternate between them.
  • Shoes should be changed 3-4 times a year. This prevents feet from becoming too ‘molded’ to a particular shoe
  • Feet should be measured regularly, particularly in the 1st 3 years of walking.
  • Shoes should be cleaned according to the manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Shoes should be thoroughly aired after wearing them as sweat may cause dampness.


See what styles they carry and order yours from their website 

KidOFit gets better and better!! GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! KidOFit is giving one of my Lucky Readers a pair of shoes of their choice!!!!! The Giveaway ends on October 8th GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Baby Box Company Review


When it comes to Sophia and the products I use for her I think quality is so important! Sophia was also a very spitty baby. I always hated the look of bibs (we had a select few that we would use) but for the most part we just used a burp cloth after feeding. The Baby Box sent us the best burp cloths on the market! They are fabulous, for me I would say my favorite part is the fact that they are organic, stylish and super absorbent. For Sophia's daddy it was that they were made in the USA! Ralph is Big on things being made in the USA so sometimes its hard to search out our favorites that are also made in the US so this was Awesome!!
We were sent these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

The Baby Box Co's snugly-soft 100% organic cotton fleece burp cloths are absorbent and a breeze to clean. 
  • Five organic burp clothes
  • Stylish, soft and extra absorbent 
  • Reversible and machine washable
  • Made in the USA
  • Each cloth is 16'' x 9''
 We also received the wash cloths, which I absolutely adore! They come in a pack of five and like the burp cloths have the same qualities! Sophia has sensitive skin so I love that I can trust these wash cloths to be gentle on her skin!
The Baby Box Co's 100% organic cotton fleece wash cloths are absorbent, super soft and a breeze to clean.
 Five organic wash clothes
  • Stylish, soft and extra absorbent 
  • Reversible and machine washable
  • Made in the USA
  • Each cloth is 6'' x 6''
 
Here's what The peeps at The Baby Box Had to Say,
 
Our Mission
The Baby Box Co.’s mission is to give expectant mothers throughout the world the very best start for their babies, enabling them to reduce stress and feel confident that they are well prepared (or, as well prepared as one can possibly be) for this new and exciting chapter in their life. For every box that is purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes towards helping a new mother who is struggling to make ends meet. It’s a priority for us to know that our company is providing shoppers with the best baby products available while simultaneously making a positive difference for moms living in poverty. 
 
  • 100% Organic Cotton Fleece
  • Both are made in the U.S.A. 
  • Each wash cloth is 6” x 6”
  • Each burp cloth is 16” x 9”

  • Wash cloths run for $14.99 for a set of 5 and the Burp Cloths $24.99 for a set of 5.  Although you can purchase as a bundle for $34.99. Which I really believe is your best bet! We just LOVE ours!!!


    The Baby Box is truly a unique and thoughtful gift for any new mom or to even spoil yourself! Want to know the icing on the cake for this AMAZING company?!? Their dedication to charity work! Read more about it below!

    Charity

    Helping new parents worldwide provide quality care for their infants regardless of socioeconomic status is at the heart of The Baby Box Co.’s mission.  That’s why we are so proud of our partnership with Children International, whereby a portion of each sale at The Baby Box Co. goes directly towards this charity’s tremendous healthcare initiatives for underprivileged women and children.
    Follow Children International on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to learn more about their terrific work on behalf of impoverished youths.

    The Baby Box Co. also has a "One for One" program as a cornerstone of our business model, which enables us to collaborate with social workers on the ground both here in the United States and abroad in countries like Haiti and the Philippines to provide needy new parents with safe sleep boxes and quality care products for their infants.
     
     
     
    To Buy Head over to The Baby Box Company website.
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    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Fall is Here...


    It will be a busy few months...Sophia's FIRST Birthday is around the corner! But we wanted to say HAPPY 1st Day of FALL...ok a day late ;) You all have been amazing, I really do have the best readers in the world! We are nearing the 2 Million mark (this blows me away!!) Thank you for following along this amazing Life Journey with me! There will Super Rad reviews, recipes, giveaways, life's moments and Sophia's big Rodeo B-day sponsored by the most spectacular company's coming up in the following weeks. Stay Tuned!!

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Jack N' Jill Toothpaste Review & Giveaway


    Sophia now has four teeth with two more that are poking out, which will be a total of SIX teeth in my little babies mouth. At her 9 month doctors appointment her doctor said we can go ahead and start brushing her teeth! I was so excited that I stopped at Target on the way home to pick up supplies for our first tooth brushing experience that we had planned on doing after her bath. Fast forward to a panicked mom looking at tons of toothpaste and brushes. I felt like a deer in head lights as I just stood there. I guess an employee thought so too as she kindly asked, "can I help you find something". I refrained from blurting out YES, how about the safest all natural toothpaste/toothbrush on the market that I know will be the best thing possible for the love of my life to use on a daily basis! I know I would have gotten a look as if I was crazy! But when it comes to our child I don't care. I want the best of the best! I ended up leaving the store empty handed (as far as dental hygiene products) because really who can leave Target empty handed!

    I went home and did some research and was SHOCKED to see what is used in Top name brand children's toothpaste! I was so blinded by the big names and flashy advertising that I had NO CLUE what was in it! Lets just say you need to do your research when it comes to the toothpaste you are using! The fastest way to absorb anything in your body is through your mouth so that leaves direct access to these harmful ingredients to enter your body, or your child's! No thanks!
    We received these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% Honest

    One of the biggest concerns I had with other brands were all children's toothpaste is flavored, so naturally the child is going to want to swallow it, especially for the little ones that don't even know how to "spit" yet. Here is where I see a BIG concern, the warning that says,"WARNING, keep out of reach of children under the age of 6. If more than used for normal brushing is swallowed, contact your physician or local Poison Control Center immediately." Ok so why is there Fluoride in children's toothpaste?!?

    I was given the opportunity to review Jack N' Jill toothpaste, toothbrushes and a fun travel bag. The first thing I did was hop on the net and see what I could find out. I was more than impressed and decided to wait a whole week before I even started Sophia's new nighttime routine. I stand by this product 100%! I love that Jack N' Jill is FLOURIDE FREE!! I also can't lie....I'm a sucker for packaging so it was even sweeter that I am Head over Heels for the design Jack N' Jill has! It's super cute and we have already filled her travel bag with both toothpastes and her toothbrush when we went to the beach house this weekend!


    What the peeps at Jack N' Jill had to say:
    Jack N' Jill is a natural toothpaste for babies, toddlers & children that is safe to swallow. It was first made in Melbourne, Australia in 1949 and it has been our family business for more than twenty years. It continues to be made in Australia and we are excited that Jack N' Jill is now available in the USA and UK as well. 
    Jack N' Jill toothpaste is 100% safe for young children – especially because they have a tendency to swallow it, rather than spit it out! All Jack N' Jill packaging is designed to be appealing to children and is cute enough that parents won't mind it sitting on their bathroom vanity. Alongside the toothpaste we have designed and manufactured the first children’s toothbrushes that are made of NON GMO cornstarch, and are therefore biodegradable and recyclable. Did we mention 'cute'? 
    At Jack N' Jill we believe that businesses have an obligation to the environment, that’s why we have formulated an all natural, hypoallergenic toothpaste with organic ingredients, and designed our packaging to be minimal, recyclable and BPA Free. 


    I can't help it...I'm so tempted to go nuts this Halloween and hand out Jack N' Jill products to all the neighborhood kids! I actually think they would be thrilled! I did Play dough and Glow Necklaces last year and it was a hit!! This would be Super Cute too ;) I think the parents would get a kick out of it!
    Jack N Jill gets better and better....They are offering one of my lucky readers the same products I received!!! 
    - 1 x tube of Blackcurrant toothpaste
    - 1 x tube of Strawberry toothpaste
    - 1 x Silicone Tooth and Gum brush
    - 1 x Bunny Bio brush
    - 1 x Jack N’ Jill wash/Overnight bag...Over a $30 Value!! Enter Now :)

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    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Liptiful Review and Giveaway

    Happy Fall Y'all!!! I'm getting super excited for the holidays and I have been making my infamous "wish list"! Now that Sophia is almost a year I wanted to start to feel womanly again (if that makes sense)! I swear its a rare occasion when I get all dressed up! I swear I've been making an effort to get beautified lately! ;)

    A few weeks ago I was sent a product for review that was actually just for ME! WooHoo I was excited when my package of Liptiful  tools arrived! Its the ultimate beauty enhancer for those who DONT want plastic surgery! Now don't get me wrong you all know I have been there...You can read about that HERE! But times have changed! I don't want the dangers or costs of plastic surgery but have always wanted those big full collagen injected lips! My lips are so tiny...well that was before Liptiful! Its this beautiful clay tool used to give you plumper lips an tone you facial muscles...and IT WORKS! just after a few days I really started to notice a difference! I have completely fallen in love! I just pop the Liptiful on my lips and flip through a magazine, or watch a show. Doesn't take long, 5-10 minutes with instant results!
     

    What is Liptiful? Here is what the peeps over there had to say,

    "Naturally fuller lips is what we are all about! We sold the first-ever pocket lip tool beginning in 2012, and had the original ideas for those tools to help tone facial muscles if used correctly. Now we can share this super elite tool with you!"

    "Liptiful is a simple but revolutionary approach to lip plumping based on the concept of naturally strengthening the facial and lip muscles with easy exercises or just plain suction done at home or wherever you are."


    "Using our tool just minutes each day will provide you with fuller, plumper lips without costly procedures or medical risk! Have you seen our 100 reviews on Etsy? Ruth, our inventor, models below to show teens she truly cares that they're doing the best for their lips that is possible in these days where there's tons of peer pressure to try expensive methods. She demonstrates below her favorite tool that she uses for fun (she still is 12 so fun is the word)."
     
    Feel free to look around there site at all the beautiful pics. " We've put a lot into our elite clay product and we want you to see how special and unique it really is. Not just for teens but rather a revolutionary way for women to plump in a beautiful way just like women should be treated."

    Check out their sizing chart:

    You can purchase yours HERE

    If that was reason enough to fall in LOVE with this amazing company... One of my Lucky readers will be receiving the Susanna Strawberry a $43.99 value FREE! Enter through raffelcopter below! Sorry open to the US only! Good luck everyone!!! Winner will be chosen on 9/29!
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    Pictures of me using my Liptiful coming SOON! Check back tomorrow!! :)
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