Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Speck iGuy Case Review

We received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.
Sophia LOVES music, and when I mean Love what I really mean is bawls her eyes out if I shut off her Pandora station! She loves everything from Pearl Jam, country to Daddy's Rap. She gets her fair share of Raffi too! I always worry that she is going to whack herself in the head with the ipad or drop it. It’s hard for her tiny little hands to coordinate it, that was until we received the Speck iGuy Case and Stand for iPad from Mobile Fun! This is one of the best iPad cases for kids.

The case allows the iPad to stand up right to allow her to watch Peg + Cat, hold it easily to listen to her songs, because you all know she has to hold it!!! And I can’t lie; I’ve totally taken advantage of the stand in the kitchen!!! It allows me to effortlessly follow directions to all my recipes online!! The Speck iGuy Case and Stand for iPad not only makes it fun and easy for kids to enjoy their iPad but it also saves mom and dad from having to dish out the $$$ for a new one when an unprotected iPad crashes to the ground. Sophia has dropped this ipad countless times and I swear it has been saved by the Speck iGuy!! Not to mention the rad orange mango color it comes in!

Head on over to Mobile Fun HERE and check out what they have, I’m sure you will find something to fill all your electronic accessory needs! They are all priced fantastic and ship out fast. It also makes the perfect gift…Fathers day is coming up; I know Ralph will be spoiled with something from Mobile Fun. Because who doesn't want the latest accessories from a company who is committed to excellence!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Flat Iron Experts Review

I was so excited to do a review for  Flat Iron Experts! Having a baby and trying to get ready can be a losing battle. I have about just enough time to get out of the shower and that's about it! My hair air dries and ends up being a frizzy mess. Blow-drying with a round brush just really isn't an option anymore...I needed a quick fix and little did I know it would be better an faster than any blow-dry I could get!!
I received these products Free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

 Here is some information on the AMAZING Cortex-Solo-450 I received for review! Did I mention it is Majorly on sale right now… $269.99 Down to $109!!! Such a steal!!
Our Price: $269.99
Sale Price: $109.00
You save $160.99!
Brand Name: Cortex International
Size 1.5" inch
Power 450° F
Weight: 1.12
Free Shipping: Yes

Here is a before and after picture...In the first one the hair was dry and the second I applied the thermal spray in 10 seconds (3 sprays) and ran the Cortex-Solo-450 through my hair in less than 4 Minutes!!! I have fallen in LOVE with this flatiron. I find it funny when people ask how I have time to do my hair with a 6 month old... I don't have time, the Cortex-Solo-450 is a miracle worker!!! What I really love about this flat iron is the rounded edge. I'm able to give my hair a fun curly bounce in just a few minutes!! My hair feels so silky and smooth every time I use it! Head on over and check out the different hair products they carry!!


You can purchase the Thermal Spray Shine HERE

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!!

WubbaNub Review

It really takes a parent to understand the importance of "convenience" when making a baby HAPPY and that came from the WUBBANUB….here is the story of “The Birth of WubbaNub” from the peeps themself, They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and for Carla Schneider, it was an absolute necessity that she soothe her infant baby on their first vacation as a family. What was supposed to be a relatively relaxing, blissful time was replaced with non-stop fussing and crying. After days of the ever-persistent “missing pacifier syndrome”, Carla knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. She found the hotel sewing kit and took her baby’s favorite soft plush toy and sewed the pacifier right onto it. Thus, a happy ending for the Schneider family’s vacation and the birth of the first WubbaNub!”
We received the Lion WubbaNub free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

And let me tell you from a momma point of view…BRILLIANT!!! Sophia was introduced to her first binkie at the hospital by a nurse, I have to admit I was one of those people that said “my baby won’t use a binkie” Oh how quickly those thoughts change when you have a screaming newborn that has been changed, fed, and not tired!! That binkie became a LIFE SAVER and the biggest pain in the butt all at the same time. I can’t tell you how many times that binkie would pop out of her cute little mouth…the wails would quickly ensue and we would be racing to pop it back in, the worst was at night fumbling in the dark to find it! Then we were introduced to WubbaNub….Can I tell you Sophia is Absolutely in LOVE with these things. A soft cozy “Friend” attached to her binkie. She was soothed by rubbing the soft fabric of the animal attached and was/is able to use the animal to put her binkie back in her mouth when it pops out. Impossible when it was just a Binkie!!! We can’t rave enough out this product, pure genius!

WubbaNub also makes the perfect baby shower gift too!

Hop on over to WubbaNub now to purchase your own, HERE!!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flatten Me Review and Giveaway

We received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.
WE LOVE BOOKS!!!!! We seriously can’t get enough. Flatten Me was for sure the topper on the cake!!! I about died when we received our Super Dad book for review!! It is adorned with So’s Daddys face on each page. It’s just precious and I can’t get over how sexy my Italian Mans Man looks cuddling a little dear and riding a horsey. The pictures totally crack us up!! Sophia squeals with delight as we read her this book. I know she will treasure it for years and years to come!! The book we received is categorized as MY Super Someone; it’s an eight by eleven keepsake storybook that sells for $39.95. We Love that we have turned Sophia’s special Daddy into her very own Super Hero!! There is really no other personalized book out there like this one, not only is the quality fabulous but the story line is absolutely adorable! The whole family giggles as we flip through the pages.

Hear what the peeps at Flatten Me have to say, “Grab your little one and set off on a world of adventure in this personalized storybook starring your child’s personal hero. Anyone can be a SuperSomeone, from mom and dad, a grandparent, or even a favorite cousin. At once imaginative and educational, the My Super Someone custom book transforms your child’s experience of reading from passive page-turner to active participant. Watch your child’s inspiration and imagination come to life as his personal hero appears on the pages, taming animals at the zoo, jumping from the North Pole to Taipei, juggling boulders, and chomping down pizza with a silverback gorilla. Nothing will fascinate your child more than seeing his hero’s face in the story and hearing his name interwoven in the text. The catchy rhymes of the narrative will hold kids’ attention, and the joyful story will have little learners coming back for repeat reads.”

“Mom and dad will love this one of a kind custom book too! Apart from seeing the world’s cutest kid seven times throughout the story, parents will love the creative plot, the vocabulary-building prose, and the playful feel of the narrative. What’s more, the detailed designs on ever y page will have you and your child noticing something new with each read.”

“The My Super Someone personalized storybook is truly a family keepsake, and is sure to be treasured by your little one for a long time to come. When your little one is all grown up, he’ll look back on the My Super Someone custom book an artifact from his happiest childhood days.”

 FUN GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! Flatten Me is giving away this personalized book to one of my readers!!!!!
This is worth $39.95 which is the price of a picture-personalized keepsake hardcover SuperSomeone book but can be applied towards any item on their website. It's valid between now and June 30, 2014 for a one time use by the winner of the giveaway.

To Enter simply follow FLATTEN ME on Facebook and comment below who the super someone will be in your FlattenMe book...it can be anyone, mom, dad, cousin, grandparent, etc. GOOD LUCK winner will be chosen at random by random.org in 7 days!!!!

Important note: Customer will be responsible for the $3.99 flat rate shipping.
You can Follow and Like Flatten Me on Facebook, Pinterest and Purchase HERE!!
Order Now for Fathers Day!!! Makes the Perfect Gift!!!!
There are a few more giveaways going on right now...Freshly Picked Moccs and Simply a Circle!! Good Luck Everyone!!

Simply a Circle Review and Giveaway

I am totally obsessed with Simply A Circle!!! Sophia for the past 6 weeks has been putting EVERYTHING in her mouth. We have officially entered the teething stage! For all of you that know me personally you know how I ADORE jewelry. Especially those that match my outfits. Well that went out the window…my jewelry stand has been closed up until further notice (or Teeth appear!) I’ve felt lost heading out of the house with no jewelry on besides my diamond. Everything else seemed to be a “Dangerous” idea. When I was introduced to Simply a Circle I was floored….Beautiful Necklaces intended for a teething baby!!!! You have to be kidding me?!?! I have never heard of this, Brilliant Idea!!! I was generously given the Purple Butterfly Teething Necklace for review and the Total Green Nursing Necklace for one lucky reader to WIN, Free!!! Yes that’s right a wicked awesome giveaway!!
I received this product free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

      The true test would be, are they really used for what they are intended for, teething?!?! Well I got dressed up, threw the necklace on and headed out the door…praying that this would be enough distraction for a wiggly teething baby during a church service and after party for a beautiful wedding we were attending. We got out of the car and she was gravitated to the colorful wooden balls instantly. It went right in her mouth and soothed her gums THE ENTIRE TIME!!! Miracle Necklace…I think So!!

What the peeps at Simply A Circle have to say, “Nursing necklaces are necklaces for moms who have babies. A well made nursing necklace is designed to appeal to your baby's senses - vision, touch, hearing and allows it to safely play while it nurses. Our care is to create stylish, functional and versatile nursing necklaces made from non-toxic materials.”

“The nursing necklace you captured your eyes is 100% natural and one of my new ones of the Butterflies series. I made this one using non-toxic materials: unfinished wooden beads without varnish, crochet covered wooden beads made of 100% cotton yarn and cotton cord. It is an excellent accessory for babywearing and breastfeeding moms but also for women who love the natural materials. It can be used as a baby teether as it is completely safe for your baby to touch and chew on.”

SimplyaCircle’s Mommy Necklaces are:

ᴥ Eco-Friendly: 100% natural made from ton-toxic materials
ᴥ Safe: made of non-toxic materials, unfinished wooden beads and 100% cotton yarn
ᴥ Pedagogical: develop the motor skills of your baby
ᴥ Functional: lightweight for easy wear and adjustable
ᴥ Stylish: you can find a great combination of colors and materials that is perfect for your style
ᴥ Affordable: we care for the best prices and lot of seasonal offers and sales

The length of the cotton cord is 100 cm (40'') but this can easily be shortened yourself.
Beads are 20mm 16mm 14mm 12mm 10mm.

You can wash your necklace by hand with mild soap in warm water. After the wedding I took my necklace and washed it with warm soapy water and after laying it out to dry for the night it was good to go in the A.M.

Every purchase is gift boxed, ready for gift giving. Which makes this the perfect gift for a baby shower or a just because gift for a mommy dealing with a teething baby!!  To check out these Beautiful necklaces or to purchase go HERE!!!

To Enter the Giveaway Go follow me on Instagram HERE….and comment followed below in the comments section. It’s that easy! Sorry guys this is open to the United States Only. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery once the winner is chosen. GoodLuck!!

More Butterfly Necklaces:

 Don’t forget to go Like Simply a Circle on Facebook

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dollar Shave Club Review

We received these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest
Sophia & I have been so spoiled by the many companies who have so graciously sent us their goods to review and often times Ralph is left out…that is why I was so ecstatic that something came along for Ralph aka DaddyRal. I was so excited to tell him about the surprise that was in store but decided to let him be surprised. A week later a package was delivered to our home which included:

That’s right all the things a man needs to look badass in a box! Delivered right to our front door…which will continue to be delivered indefinitely. I couldn’t imagine him not receiving this fun box from month to month. Who wants to throw hundreds of dollars out the window when you could join something so amazingly good, cheap and CONVENIENT!
How it Works: DollarShave Club couldn't be simpler. Select one of their amazing razors, pay one low monthly fee, and they’ll send 'em right to your door. No more overpaying for blade refills…or not having a fresh blade for a clean shave!!!

The masterminds from this company are hysterical… “Let’s talk #2”…ya actually let’s NOT…In my mind no one does #2 in this house HA! Although they did send Ralph some buttwipes for men, 40 durable 5"x7" sheets, Flushable & biodegradable viscose rayon, Soothing, calming, and refreshing with a Gentle peppermint scent. They also send him the shave butter, 6 ounce tube, Non-irritating, Safe for sensitive skin, Fights razor bumps, Helps prevent ingrown hairs and 100% satisfaction guaranteed!! I love that this little care package will be delivered to him. In my “Happy Land” of fun clubs that are sending monthly gifts…this one may be my favorite…and not because I steal his blades, wipes and shave butter, I swear I don’t  ;) but it is pretty awesome none the less! For More Info Visit Dollar Shave Club HERE!

Side Note: Fathers day is rapidly approaching, enough with the ties and mugs…get your man candy the gift that keeps on giving!! Or for your own dad’s…it’s a nice reminder every month on just how much you love them!!

Shave Time, Shave Money…Become a Member TODAY!! Sign up or Purchase your gift cards HERE!  Don’t forget to like and follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Freshly Picked Review and Giveaway

So most of you all have seen the hundreds of Pictures of So wearing her signature Moccasins. To say we are obsessed would be an understatement…we have been living breathing these fabulous Freshly Picked Moccs!! We have been seeing them on the likes of celebrity kids and my favorite…all the super rad babies/toddlers of Instagram!! Seeing and owning are two different things…we have fallen wicked hard for not only the Moccs but the Brand FRESHLY PICKED as well!!! When we were given the chance to do a review we jumped leapt at the chance. Little So LOVES her gold moccasins which can be purchased HERE! There is no denying we have one awesomely chubby babe, the downside, socks seem too tight and other shoes just aren’t practical for everyday wear. These beauties stay on her feet perfectly!!

To really understand the master mind of this Amazing Moccasin, you need to hear, Their Story!! 

“Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Using her second child, Gus, as a mocc-tester, and a bag of scrap leather she picked up at a yard sale, she began experimenting with designs. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on Gus’ chubby little feet, but stayed on his feet as well.

Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. 

Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business. 
Each pair of moccasins, whether being shipped to the rich and famous (or at least their kids), or shipped across town, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet they are intended for. We sincerely hope you enjoy our product!”

You all know me, I LOVE a success story, and FRESHLY PICKED is for sure one of them. Oh how I adore these little Moccasins. They are just the sweetest things in the whole wide world, besides the chubby baby feet they adorn! 

If that wasn’t reason enough to fall in love with this Amazing company, they are giving away a pair to my readers FREE!!!!!! Yes, that’s right Free, any color any size you want! All you have to do to enter is:

Follow me on Instagram  @sarahreneev
Repost the Freshly Picked picture with the hastag #freshlypicked #freshlypickedgiveaway

CLOSED!!!!! The number 10 was chosen at Random.org
*** The 10th repost picture was chosen, crystal618200 please contact me within 48 hours to claim your moccs. In the event that winner #1 does not contact me a runner up was chosen.
Instagram User: LAURADEMICHIEL #83 through second entry tagging post.  ******Winner is not eligible for second contest!

Good Luck and don’t worry if you don’t win….We will be giving away another pair in 4 short months!!! Yep 2 pairs just for you Awesome Peeps! So get to it….Follow me @SARAHRENEEV and repost the picture of Sophia in her Freshly Picked Moccs with the hashtag #freshlypicked #freshlypickedgiveaway Winner will be chosen at random in 1 Week!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

BabyKicks Review

Ok we have tried our fair share of cloth diapers but we have fallen in LOVE with Baby Kicks!!! We received the Outfox Premium Pocket Diaper! Not only do we love the design they are super comfy and absorbent!!! If you love this design be sure to head over now because these ones are available for a limited time only. Although don’t worry if you miss out, they have a Ton of other Super Cute Diapers!!

We Received these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% Honest

What the peeps at BabyKicks had to say:

“BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper is the epitome of cloth diaper perfection. It’s the only one size pocket diaper that will fold small enough to fit a newborn and will accommodate both slender and chunky babies without compromising comfort or practicality. It has the convenience of a disposable with a waterproof outer shell and the breathability of cloth from fleece leg gussets (we like to call them “air gussets”). These unique gussets allow airflow underneath of the cover to help combat diaper rash and regulate temperature. The fleece gussets are also gentle on sensitive baby skin so there is no need to worry about red marks. BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper also has a ridiculously soft bamboo velour (ooh la la!) inner lining that is sure to be above and beyond every baby’s standards. The included One Size JoeyBunz is famous for its absorbency (gotta love hemp!) and the separate stay dry liner is great for naps, nights, and babies that prefer not to feel wetness.

Get BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper in a variety of colors with long lasting side snaps OR easy to use Hook & Loop. The snap version doubles up as a training pant for even more money savings and the Hook & Loop version is completely Daddy and daycare friendly. This is the only diaper you will ever need and once you try it, we have no doubt you will agree!”
They couldn’t have said it better!!! The quality in these diapers is AMAZING!!! We can’t rave enough!!!! Check out the Features on the Diaper we received…..


One Size Design grows with baby from 7lbs/3.2kg to 40lbs/18kg. The intuitive “V” shaped snap-down size system makes adjusting and finding the right size and fit super easy. Buy diapers once, saving them time and money. Unique Newborn snap closure allows for a secure and comfortable fit on the smallest of babies.

 Natural fiber inner lining is incredibly soft Bamboo Velour (against baby’s skin) made of luxurious 30% Certified Organic Cotton and 70% Rayon made from Bamboo. The material will remain soft, absorbent and silky wash after wash

 Separate Stay-Dry liner for a dry feeling whenever baby needs it – great for naps, night time, or not at all for those who prefer all natural fibers against baby’s skin.

 One Size JoeyBunz Insert is the ultimate pocket insert for a trim fit and exceptional absorbency. Made from 6 layers of hemp/organic cotton jersey, this insert is only 1/8” thick and super absorbent.

 Air Gussets are made of a special fleece material and contain no PUL, allowing air flow to help prevent rashes. The Soft fabric does not leave red marks on baby’s legs, but like a fleece diaper cover still protects against leaks and blow outs.

 Front Pocket allows for easy stuffing of diaper and gives you the option to customize the absorbency. The front pocket eliminates inserts hanging out of the back of the diaper and prevents solids from leaking onto the insert. The pocket opening is now wider than on previous versions for easier stuffing.

Side Snaps eliminate the wing droop problem and are durable and long lasting. Two rows of snaps for separate waist and thigh adjustments give a perfect fit and are easy to use. Plus, side snaps are harder for toddlers to undo and make the diaper easy to use as a training pant when the time comes.

 An Extra Wing Snap (snap version only) has been added to confidently secure the diaper when using the newborn fold. Plus, it doubles up as a closure when storing soiled diapers.

 Waterproof Outer Shell replaces the need for a cover. Our super soft breathable PUL is waterproof and makes sure baby’s clothes stay nice and dry. Available in 6 fun colors!


We also received the Duz It All “BabyKicks Hemparoo® Duz-it-all's are two layers of soft jersey knit made with natural hemp and certified organic cotton. They are thin enough to fit in any diaper bag and absorbent enough to be a great burp cloth, cloth diaper insert, and emergency diaper (just in case). We know accidents will happen, so it's a good idea to have a few of these on hand when they do!” This has come in handy more times than I can recall in the short time we have received it!! Ralph and I decided we would head out with the dogs and baby to get a quick bit up the street at an outdoor fish and chip eatery…Last minute we decided to go to our favorite Fresh Stir Fry Joint, which would have been no big deal if we had brought our diaper bag!!! Thankfully I had the “Duz it All” in the car to use as an emergency diaper when Sophia needed to be changed and we were 40 min from home! Lifesaver…I’d say so!!


You Can Purchase Your BabyKicks HERE


The Adventures of Denver the Guilty Dog REVIEW

We are Dog OBSESSED in this house! Sophia is completely infatuated with all things DOGS. She LOVES to hear them bark so we often go onto YouTube and play silly videos with dogs going nuts, when our dogs are not going nuts themselves. I can never scroll through without coming across Denver the Guilty Dog. We fell in Love with Denver Last year when we first watched his video where he got caught getting into the kitty cat treats and die laughing when he knows he is off to the “penalty box.” We are totally those people that talk to our dogs and act like they are members of the family. You can watch the viral YouTube video with over 35 Million Views Here!

We were so excited to find out that Denver the Guilty Dog had started a children’s book series and Ecstatic to find out that we would be given the opportunity to review their first book!! Sophia adored all the pages and we have read the story countless times…it has become a bedtime favorite! The illustrations are beautifully drawn and the story line is not only adorable but educational!!!! And this momma was even more excited that it was autographed and stamped with Denver’s approval! “Denver Crosses the Creek” is a MUST have for your children’s library and all my fellow teachers this is a perfect book to add to your classroom libraries as well!!

 What Denver’s Daddy had to say:

 “I was approached about licensing out Denver's story to a ghost writer and publisher but in the end, I decided this was better suited as a family project.  From conceptual, to selecting an illustrator, finding an editor and completely funding the project myself, this has indeed been a family project from start to finish. 

 I have been an outdoor writer most of my life.  It was not until a year ago that I came up with the idea of writing children's books and using our Denver as the main character.  As a father and an avid daily reader to my young children, I not only knew the direction I wanted to take this.  But I also recognized how I could make this project just a little bit "funner" for the young audience it would reach.  And so, the first book in my series, "The Adventures of Denver the Guilty Dog" takes place right here at my house with "Denver Crosses the Creek."

Denver Crosses the Creek is about trust, honesty and the importance of obeying family rules.  The story also shares an underlying message for children of the importance to be cautious around strangers.  The reader will follow Denver as she tries to find her way home after getting lost in the mysterious woods behind her house.  One at a time, she encounters some pretty sneaky characters(seen on the book cover) who trick her with awful directions that lead her further, not closer to home. What Denver does not realize is that at one time or another, she has chased each of these wild animals from her yard after dark. So they all "recognize" Denver and decide to get back at her!  Ultimately, she does find a friend she can trust!  The illustrations are a huge hit.  And as an added bonus, there is a hidden paw print hidden in every illustration--some are obvious, while others are very hard to locate!  Ages 3-8

The rest of "The Adventures of Denver the Guilty Dog" series(10 books total) are educational field trips to the Natural Wonders of North America.  From the Grand Canyons to the Florida Everglades, Denver and her Pals will travel to all of the amazing Natural Wonders  and entertain the kids with everything they want to know about these special places!!  It will also encourage the kids to make a visit of their own!  #2 due out in June/July 2014

 Denver Crosses the Creek is currently available on their online store HERE , along with Amazon, local Walgreens and various online book stores across the country. We Can Not Wait Till Book #2 comes out!!! We LOVE you Denver!!!!

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