Savvy Charms Boutique Review and Giveaway (Ends 9/9)

It is no secret that I love personalized products! You can imagine how excited I was when I discovered online recently. They feature an amazing selection of everything from pillowcases and iPhone cases to placemats and cosmetic bags and everything in-between. Here are some of my favorite pieces:


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Savvy Charms Boutique features such gorgeous, fresh and fun patterns. I adore their style! You could find the perfect fit for anyone at any age on their site or in their Etsy store.

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Recently I had the opportunity to review one of their platters. I went with one of their , which sells for $33.50. I absolutely love the fact that you can pick your colors, font and pattern. They want it to be exactly what you imagined. It is so beautiful that I have it on display on the hutch in my front room!

Their 14” x 11” platters are handmade and are made of melamine, which is a hard plastic. They are BPA free and dishwasher safe but are not microwavable. They also advise that to preserve the finish you should not use abrasive cleaners.

I think their platters would make for a wonderful gift for a wedding, hostess gift, holiday or just because. They are perfect for entertaining. I really love that they have holiday themed pieces as well. How cute are these?


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I love my personalized melamine platter from Savvy Charms Boutique! I would love to get one of their holiday themed ones for Santa’s Cookies this year!


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Our World Boutique Review and Giveaway (Ends 9/4)

I love finding new stores and boutiques online that have amazing selection and prices. Today I am so excited to introduce you to . They are an adorable online boutique that carries clothes, jewelry and accessories. Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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Beyond offering fabulous pieces, I love that Our World Boutique carries many things that I haven’t seen on other boutique sites. They do also carry some pieces that I have found at other online boutiques but these pieces are consistently available for a better price at Our World Boutique.

I was given the opportunity to review this , Pastel Pink and Emerald Clover Bracelet. Can you believe the bracelet was on their site for under $3!


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I love these pieces, especially the top. It is full of fun details like the fact that the shirt has buttons on the back as well as the front and I really like the sequins that is embroidered on the back across the shoulders.

Our World Boutique provides fun and fashion from all over the world are great prices. They find inspiration everywhere and love to travel and find the best deals on the planet. They also feature local styles and trends as well. Our World Boutique is a wonderful online boutique and they are passionate about what they do! Their selection is constantly evolving and it is absolutely worth checking back on their site regularly for amazing deals on beautiful pieces.


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Aimee’s Lotions ‘N’ Potions Review and Giveaway (Ends 9/2)

A few months ago I was watching an episode of Dr. Oz where they were talking about how important the things we put on our body being as important as the things we put in them. The said that the average woman put something like 28 chemicals on her face before leaving the house in the morning and that our skin absorbs these chemicals and they can build up as toxins in our bodies and cause problems over time. That really got me thinking about the products that I put on my face, especially my moisturizer, and I decided I wanted to make a change. I started researching companies that offer natural, chemical free skincare products and I am very excited to introduce you to !

Aimee’s mission is to create the purest and most natural skincare (how amazing does her skin look by the way). Her own medical experiences sparked her passion and got her started on a mission to a healthier lifestyle and made her very aware of what we put on and in our bodies.  She thinks of skincare as the diet for your body; it needs great vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein just like your body. She creates her own formulas of oils, butters and extracts to create her products. You wont find any scary, mysterious or hard to pronounce names on her ingredients list. She takes pride in her quality ingredients and is happy to explain the benefits of each ingredient.

Aimee offered to send me her and I have to say, I love it!

It is a light, non-greasy moisturizer that absorbs quickly. Often when I change my moisturizer I have a mini breakout as my skin transitions but that did not happen with this moisturizer. Most of the moisturizers that I have used in the past do not have a scent; the Light & Moisturizing Facial Cream has a very strong scent. It is very herbal and natural smelling because of the herbs and oils that are in the cream. The scent doesn’t last for long and while it was a big change initially I have grown to love it.

The Light & Moisturizing Facial Cream is rich in Vitamin’s A, B1, B2, D, E, & Beta Carotene, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, ALA’s and protein. These ingredients work together to refine, renew and rejuvenate your skin cells while protecting your skin from damage. Your skin will feel more nourished and you will notice that your skin is softer. I love the difference that it is making in my skin and the fact that the ingredients are all natural.

Here are some other products from Aimee’s Lotions ‘n’ Potions that I am excited to try:





Aimee’s Lotions ‘n’ Potions offers quality products with natural and organic ingredients at wonderful prices!


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SnackTAXI Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/26)

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Have you heard of ? They are a US based company that makes reusable snack, sandwich and produce sized sacks. They also make reusable napkins.  Erin founded snack Taxi in 2003. Erin is a mother of three who wanted to reduce the amount of plastic waste that came from her children’s lunches. As Erin put it she, “had definitely fallen prey to the easy appeal of the ziplock baggie. “

Snack Taxi sacks are made of fabric and are lined with a coated nylon and a Velcro closure to keep things from falling out. They also offer organic options as well. They can be machine washed and dried or wiped clean with a damp cloth. At first I was concerned about how much time and energy it might take to clean them out but it has been surprisingly easy.

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On their site they shared some stunning information: “The US alone adds 20 million plastic baggies to landfills every single day. Every reusable bag you use has the potential to eliminate thousands of plastic bags over its life span. The snack-sacks and sandwich-sacks that we’ve sent out into the world in the last 2 years alone have kept over 7 million plastic baggies out of the waste stream.  That’s 430,000 pounds of plastic!”

I was shocked when I started paying attention to how many plastic bags my Snack Taxi replaced. In the first few weeks it replaced at least 10 bags and that was in the summertime. I can only imagine the difference the Snack Taxi will make during the school year!

Snack Taxi is also very easy and convenient, especially with the school year starting soon. I would recommend having a few on hand so that you can always have them ready to go. We love our Sandwich Sack. I use it for sandwiches and also use it to hold his snacks for road trips etc. People are always commenting on how cute it is. Much cuter than plastic bags! The Velcro closure is easy for my son to open but stays put until you want to open it. They are well made in rural Massachusetts by local sewers.

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Snack Taxi has a wide selection of patterns and styles for everyone. It is a simple change that can make a big difference for your wallet and the environment!


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Super Summer Giveaway (Ends 8/19)

Get outside and enjoy the summer with some cool new gear for you little one, perfect for going on walks, taking snacks on the go, and adding a little dÈcor to your life!

Super Summer Prize Package:

  • – Little Munchkin Set with Yummi Pouch Brights. ($29 value)
  • – Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid Artwork ($90 value)
  • – $25 gift certificate
  • – 8oz Mixie Bottle ($19.99 value)
  • – Totseat portable child seat ($35 value)
  • – Hold-On Handles – Bumblebee Single Handle Set ($19.99 value)
  • – 8 fl oz Fragrance Free Diaper Rash Cream, 8 fl oz Fragrance Free all in one Shampoo & Body Wash, 8 fl oz Fragrance Free Face & Body Lotion ($35.47 value)

Total Value = $255

Yummi Pouch – Reusable Food Pouches

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Little Munchkin Set – Retail Price: $28.95

The Little Munchkin set has everything you need to get started with using Yummi Pouches! reusable food pouches are perfect for filling with homemade baby food, blended snacks, healthy smoothies, and more. Designed by a husband a wife team, Yummi Pouches are dishwasher and freezer safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, easy to fill and clean through the wide zipper opening, and encourage healthy snacks for active kids! For more information visit .

  • Set of 4 Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches – hold up to 6oz each
  • 16oz filling funnel pitcher
  • 10 dishwasher safe name label stickers
  • 2 decorative dishwasher safe sticker sheets
  • 6 mixed color extra pouch caps

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Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid artwork – Retail Price: $90.00

makers of the multi-award winning FunPod which provides a safe environment to get toddlers from 12 months up to six years up to the kitchen worktop on their own safely constructed platform comes the Classic Recipe Collection. Choose from Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid artwork which is perfect for the family who loves to cook. This series is not only for children ñ these prints would be lovely in any kitchen. MSRP $90. For more information visit

Sticky Bellies

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Sticky Belliesô – $25 Gift Certificate

Invented by a mom, ô are removable stickers that help parents document baby’s amazing growth with style and ease! By combining the look of a custom shirt with the convenience of a sticker, Sticky Belliesô help create adorable pictures from pregnancy through the toddler years. Simply peel, stick, and snap a pic! 13 new styles will be available on September 1st. For more information visit .

Mixie Baby

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Mixie Baby 8oz bottle

8oz Mixie Bottle – Retail Price: $19.99

is the revolutionary formula bottle that allows you to fix a bottle now and mix it later. Powder formula is stored in an airtight container separately from water. When you are ready to feed, simple press the button at the bottom of the bottle to release the formula into the water, shake, and feed. Moms on the go will never again need to fumble around with formula containers in public, and a pre-mixed bottle is already ready when you need it. Mixie is great for caretakers and grandparents, travel, and those sleepy middle-of-the-night feedings. For more information visit .


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SVAN Totseat - portable child seat

Totseat – Retail Price: $35.00

Our newest seat for children is the original portable, washable, and “squashable” seat. Made of fabric, The Totseat is designed to safely attach to all types of chairs. Adult chairs can be quickly transformed into the perfect seat for a baby or toddler.

Available in 6 colors with a variety of patterns, The Totseat eliminates the need to hunt down a highchair when traveling. The Totseat is ready to go in its own carry pouch which fits neatly into your diaper bag, purse or other carry bag. For more information visit .

Greater Than One Kids

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Hold-On Handles

A Bumblebee Single Handle Set from the popular Bizzy Bugs collection – Retail Price: $19.99

Hold-On Handles from helps keep children within armís reach without restraint. It is the first stylish stroller accessory and walking rope for 1-3 children. Snaps easily onto strollers or worn on parentís wrist/belt loop. Children love the whimsical handles. Available in Double and Single Handle Sets in three fun themes, Bizzy Bugs, Ocean Odyssey and Zany Zoo.

Greater Than One Kids designs mom, baby, and kid products for growing families with greater than one child. As parents of multiples, company founders Susanne Budofsky and Robyn Spritzer experience first-hand the challenges parents of greater than one face each and every day. Although life may be challenging at times, with the proper gear, organizational tools, guidance, and a sense of humor, raising more than one child need not always be difficult. In fact, it can simply be greater! For more information visit .

Simple Nature

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Simple Nature natural face and body lotion

1 Fragrance Free Diaper Rash Cream
1 Fragrance Free all in one Shampoo & Body Wash
1 Fragrance Free Face & Body Lotion
Retail Price: $35.47

is a fresh new brand of truly all natural and certified organic baby care products that are stylish, effective, easy to use and totally free of harsh ingredients and toxins! Based out of Las Vegas NV, the brand was created by a licensed cosmetologist and skin expert who felt that children deserve only the best. Inspired by her daughter who has very sensitive skin, Simple Nature’s founder created the most luxurious products available that are:

  • Dermatologist tested and approved
  • Fragrance free
  • pH balanced perfectly for newborn skin
  • Tear free
  • Soothing, gentle and non irritating
  • Does not contain synthetic fragrances or dyes
  • Does not contain scent masking agents
  • Biodegradable and Eco friendly
  • Does not conduct any animal testing
  • Completely free of toxins and harsh/irritating ingredients
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Vegan
  • Made in USA

For more information visit .

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Super Summer Giveaway hosted by Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches

Kidecals Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/22)

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Is it just me or is it beyond frustrating to have to constantly be replacing everyday items that seem to sprout legs and run away? I cannot count the amount of sippy and snack cups that I have had to replace over the years. Don’t get me started on dishes that I bring to potlucks or dinner parties that end up going home with someone else. Not to mention jackets and other every day items that always seem to disappear.

As a former teacher getting ready for my first child to start school, anticipating the amount of time I will be spending in the lost and found, I decided to take a more proactive approach and started looking for solutions. In the past I have seen and used many different kinds of labels. They all inevitably fade, peel, leave residue or don’t stay put. I have spent a lot of time looking for a labeling system that will actually stay put until I want them off.  is exactly what I had been looking for!

Kidecals has a wide selection of personalized, waterproof labels and decals. Their labels stick to any surface including clothes, dishes, sports equipment, supplies and almost anything you can think of. I recently received the Mini Set of labels, which included 120 labels that are 1 x .25 in. They offer many different sizes and styles so it is easy to find the right fit for your needs. When they arrived I was shocked with how tiny yet clear to read and durable they were. At less than 18 cents each, they will be paying for themselves in no time. I am still impressed with how well they have stayed on everything I have put them on so far. Here is the style we went with:

I am not using the picture of our actual labels because they have our information on them but they are very true to how they appear online.

Kidecals offers labels for all ages, interests and occasions. They are perfect for day care, school, diy projects, gifts, computer keyboards, doorbell stickers, chalkboard labels and wall decals. They also offer labels specifically for allergies. Here are some of my favorite designs:

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My Kidecals are absolutely amazing! I have found myself labeling so many different items around my house. If you factor in the amount of things you won’t lose or have to replace because of Kidecals, they will undoubtedly pay for themselves. One of my favorite features of the Kidecals is that they don’t come off until you want them to. They can be removed and don’t leave an icky sticky residue. Kidecals can be appropriately described using their four-word slogan: Delightfully Versatile, Crazy Durable.

I was very impressed with their packaging and shipping time. Seriously, how cute is this package? With their fun and vibrant patterns, durability, uses and reasonable prices I think Kidecals is an amazing product, especially with the school year starting soon.


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The Pink Monogram Review and Giveaway (Ending 8/18)

Who doesn’t love having something personalized? I am a huge fan of personalized and monogramed gifts. When you receive a gift that is personalized you instantly know that there was thought put into it. I also love the way that having your children’s things personalized makes it so easy for them to keep track of their things. Knowing that the school year is right around the corner and that my son will be starting school for the first time I knew that I wanted to get him something. I was looking online for companies that offer personalized products and I was blown away when I found . How cute is that name by the way?

The Pink Monogram was founded by Monica Smith who taught First Grade for over 20 years.  Monica always had a drive to start her own business. She resigned over nine years ago and started her own monogramming/internet site and hasn’t looked back.

In 2008 The Pink Monogram made the “O” list and had the fabulous honor of making Oprah’s favorite in 2010 when their High Heel Monogrammed Clogs appeared in the July 2010 Magazine. Monica is passionate about The Pink Monogram and her excitement and energy is contagious. If you check out her site you can see how much time and energy has gone into finding amazing products that can be personalized. The Pink Monogram carries everything from jewelry to bedding and everything in-between. Here are some of my favorites:

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I found the perfect backpack for my son in her back to school collection. We decided to go with the Monogrammed Black Sporty Diamond Backpack. Monica was kind enough to send us the backpack in small and full sizes along with the matching pencil case.

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We love them all! The is perfect for outings and appointments. It is the right size for his water, snacks, and a few toys to fit comfortably. It is too small though to comfortably fit a full size folder or notebook. We take this small backpack almost everywhere and my son loves being able to carry his own things (and so do I).

The is PERFECT for school! I love that it is a backpack he can use for years to come. It also has a padded tablet compartment along with three other compartments with multiple pockets and storage. It also has a reinforced design and adjustable, padded, shoulder straps.

The is exactly what we had been looking for! It’s not too big or too small. I was really impressed with what could comfortably fit in it. It would also work great for a travel makeup or toiletries bag.

Not only does The Pink Monogram carry an expansive selection of products, they also have 21 thread colors and 11 font and monogram styles to choose from. The colors and patterns are very true to how they appear on line. I am so glad that I know about The Pink Monogram! It is a perfect site to find wonderful things for back to school and I will definitely be checking back for holiday gifts!


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Armpocket Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/12)

I really enjoy exercising but I get frustrated having to carry my phone, keys, ID and other essentials around with me. In the past I have tried several options but none of them really worked for me. When I heard about I was very excited to have the opportunity to try it. Armpocket was actually developed by a team of athletes who wanted to find a solution to a problem. They needed to find a way to be able to carry the essentials with them on a run or at they gym but didn’t want to be weighed down or have them get in the way.

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Armpocket features touch window control, headphone port, no slip memory foam and a comfortable vented strap. I have tried other arm devices in the past that would slip and it was always so frustrating. I also couldn’t control my device through the screen. Armpocket is wonderfully designed with these issues in mind. I also love that they are water resistant and machine washable not to mention that they are made from bamboo and recycled products!

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They offer the Armpocket in several different models for Blackberry, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and other smartphones. They also make accommodations for cases including Otterbox style cases.  I went with the Armpocket Sport i-20 in Red for my iPhone 4s. Each style is offered in a variety of colors with different strap lengths. The Armpocket Sport i-20 claims to be spacious and able to hold your smartphone, keys, cash, credit cards, tissues, energy gels and more. I have a slim Speck case on my phone and it fit perfectly. I doubt any bulkier case would have fit in this model but they do offer other styles for larger phones and cases.

I really like that there’s an elastic strap that holds the phone in place while still offering room for other things in the compartment. The Armpocket i-20 also has slots for two ID’s or credit cards. With my phone and cards in place the empty space in the Armpocket i-20 is about the size of my iPhone 4s including its case.My keys certainly wouldn’t fit but my husband’s would. I could always only put in the essential keys. The amount of storage that it offers is perfect for a run or trip to the gym. I loved being hands free and was also impressed that it didn’t slip off my arm as I ran. It did take some getting used to exercising with something strapped to my arm but that only took a couple workouts before it felt really natural and the convenience is amazing!

My Armpocket i-20 is wonderful! It is appropriately priced at $19.99 and offers the perfect amount of storage for the essentials.


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