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iPad Case & Blue Bird Clutch

If you've never been to the website Uncommon Goods, then PREPARE YOURSELF! =)

 

This site has some of the coolest of all things ever.  Things you just don't find really anywhere else.  

 

The sent me this awesome iPad case (see all here) to review that was made out of an old Mailbag.  And I LOVE IT!  My son has his iPad all safe and secure but mine just flys around the house.  (Yes he's spoiled and yes mine has been cracked before.  Sigh)  So now it's nice to have it in a SAFER place.  Cute and trendy doesn't hurt either!  The iPad case costs $55. 

 

The little clutch is felt and so much fun.  It's great with summer colors but warm and cozy for winter, spring and fall too! It costs $32

 

Uncommon Goods has some great (like these!) a
and (like these!)  You MUST check them out!  

 

Happy Shopping!

 

 

Pocket Purifier

Pocket Purifier

How many times have you found yourself grossed out when your kids bring home their lunch boxes and you think "GERMS!!!"

Since I've become a mom I've found myself to be 1,000 times more anal aware of germs with my kid.

I also get freaked out when we travel or when I stay in hotels. And that is OFTEN in my world.  

This very cool product actually kills germs from the same UV-C light used to sterilize surgical instruments to elimnate 99.9% of germs that cause colds, flu, e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus and MRSA staph!!!

EWWW.  Are you TOTALLY grossed out now?  I know I am.

Heck.  I just slather on disenfectant this is the HARD CORE killer of those nasty germs.

The Purely Products Pocket Purifier retails for $19.99 and is available in black and pink. For more information or to purchase the Pocket Purifier, please visit www.purelyproducts.com

AllerMates

Does your kid have allergies?

You totally have to check out these very cool products!

I'm totally blessed with a very healthy kid.  But I can't even imagine the scare that comes about if they didn't have something like these!

I have to give them huge kudos on their creativity!  They use their characters soo well!  LOVE the Peanut Guy. =)

 

AllerMates

Allermates are an award winning line of colorful allergy awareness dog tags and adjustbable wristbands featuring original cartoon characters.  Perfect for school, daycare, babysitters, sleepovers and playdates.. the AllerMates are armed and ready to help identify and protect kids with allergies. Waterproof and hypo-allergenic.

BLUUM

BLUUM

 

VERY cool idea!  You know how you buy things that you don't end up liking and wish that you could have bought it in a 'trial size'?

Well BLUUM does just that for you!

You can purchase a one time box or a subscription and they scour the Earth the find the best of the best in products and gets them to you in a 'trial' basis.  AWESOME, right?

The subscriptions start at about $11 a month.  Think about what an awesome baby gift that would be?!?!  A gift that they think of you everytime it arrives!

Here's what the BLUUM website says:

a bundle of joy in every box

  • discover 4-5 baby care and mom wellness samples to pamper you and your baby
  • bluum's curated monthly box themes make discovering new products fun
  • each month's selection stays a secret until your box arrives

Bear Haven Boutique

I am the complete JERK. Yep.  That's me!

I've been meaning to share this AMAZING and gorgeous fun find forever!!!

And until tonite when my son said 'Don't forget to kiss Super B good night too' that I realized I'm soooo freaking behind.  Ugh.

So, a few months back...Lesa-my friend from Bear Haven Boutique sent me this adorable package where I can build a - ahem - bear - with a family member did I say 'I TOTALLY have to put this in my fun finds!'

Lesa has this awesome NON COMMERCIALIZED ahem - Build a Bear - company where she can help you give some outstanding and adorable gifts......

You can have a birthday party at YOUR HOUSE where your guests can make gifts...and so much more!  It doesn't have to be commercialized.  It can be small. Local. Loved. And filled with fun!

I'm not gonna sugarcoat and lie on this.  Boston and I have not even made this adorable bear yet.  BUT-he gets so many amazing toys-I wanted to save this one.  I thought about giving it to him for Christmas...then realized that Easter is sooooo underplayed at our house.


So, we're going to give it to him then.  It also comes with a very special little plus word.  One that can help in creating words for a lifetime.....

And hopefully for Boston, COURAGE leads the way for a long time to come......

Hopefully you can find the courage to do something out of the ordinary.

We'd love to hear about it!  

What did you do?

Butch and Harold Stickr Pockets

Butch & Harold

Stickr Pockets

This company has some of the funnest finds around!  There are often times that long for something simple to just change up my walls in my house a bit. 

You know, give it some life!  And this company, named after two childhood dogs that these 2 sisters grew up with, is all about simple.  Fun.

They sale all kinds of stickr stuff from trains to frames.  

I personally like the frames ones best but they sent me the pockets to review.  

For about $15 you've got a simple place to stuff some of your stuff!  A good way to organize fun things or momentos.   

Tiny Prints Address Labels

Tiny Prints Address Labels

This year has been the year of Tiny Prints in my house!  Really!  It started with our holiday cards.  And they were a huge hit.  Then, it was the Valentine's Day Cards with Boston in them.  They were even a BIGGER hit!  (I still get people randomly mentioning that they love our cards and I always tell them where they can get the cutest cards ever!)

My house tries really hard to send out thank-you cards for everything we get.  From presents, to visits, to just because.  And I don't know about you-but I can't STAND filling in the 'return address' portion!  ((Sigh))  It's just a pain.  Laziness I guess. 

But after searching the Address labels from Tiny Prints I can now not feel guilty anymore for being lazy! hahah.  They have some super cool address labels.  How many of you know someone graduating this spring?  They have some awesome graduation address labels that would make an awesome little addition to the card and money you usually give grads.  It makes their 'thank yous' easier and you'll feel great when they use YOUR gift to thank everyone, right?  =)

I've picked out about 15 different designs...now I just gotta pick one.  Well...maybe two.  One for my family and one for my business!  LOVE it!

Be sure to catch up with them on Facebook, Twitter & even Pinterest!

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TINY PRINTS PROVIDED SOME AWESOME ADDRESS LABELS TO REAL MOM MEDIA.

 

Teamson Sunny Safari Bookshelf

 


Teamson Sunny Safari Bookshelf

I was sent this super adorable bookshelf from Teamson to review.  

It's very cute and fun for any boy or girls' bedrooms!  I picked the Sunny Safari because I have an obsession with safari stuff! ha  

Teamson makes gorgeous kids furniture from bookshelves to toy boxes to even prince and princess castles!

Check out my video review of the bookshelf:

Teddy Needs a Bath Review

Teddy Needs a Bath Review

This is a super BRILLIANT idea.  A mom (of course....we always think of the cool things. lol) created a great product in which you can give your kids stuffed animals a bath!

Just put it in this bag-zip it up-wash-dry-rock-n-roll!

Boston loved snuggling with his bears afterwards.

 Check them out at www.TeddyNeedsABath.com

2 BINKIES up in our house!  =)

NiNi Toy Bungee, Crayon Bungee & NiNi Paci Bungee

NiNi Toy Bungee

Toy Bungee is a multi use strap, designed to keep baby/toddler toys, cups, and bottles from falling to the floor.

Toy Bungee`s child resistant button design means peace of mind for parents while baby or toddler drinks or plays comfortably.

Great for use in strollers, car seats, high chairs, airplanes and more!

Product Features:

  • Child resistant button design means small fingers can`t unbutton the strap
  • Clip in the middle allows you to leave the strap anchored to your favorite objects, such as a stroller or car seat, while easily removing the part of the strap attached to the cup, bottle or toy
  • Award winning design
  • Universal fit to toys, bottle and cups
  • Easily hand washable in warm soapy water
  • Non‐toxic, including BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalate free
  • Available in a variety of chic & modern designs matching the Paci Bungee

NiNi Crayon Bungee

Crayon Bungee is a colorful, functional, portable, durable, non-toxic tether strap that is designed to keep crayons from rolling or dropping to the floor.

Crayon Bungee brings a new fun factor to coloring, while keeping the crayons nearby. Just twist in the included crayons, and anchor the strap. Functional, educational, chic, safe and fun - all in one!

Great for use in restaurants, airplanes, highchairs, and more!

Product Features

  • Two ways to anchor tether using either suction cup for table tops, or looping strap for other surfaces. Crayons fit snugly, limiting removal by toddlers. Holds 3 standard crayons (included)
  • Clasp feature allows altering between suction cup and strap anchors while keeping crayons attached to tether. Anchors also attach to Toy Bungee toy and cup tether
  • Vinyl package can be used as a carrying pouch
  • Easily hand washable in warm soapy water
  • Non‐toxic, including BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalate free

NiNi Paci Bungee

Paci Bungee is a durable and ultra modern strap designed to keep baby/toddler pacifiers from falling to the floor.

Great for use in strollers, car seats, high chairs, airplanes and more!

Product Features

  • Universal fit to all pacifiers
  • Velcro-free
  • Highly durable clasp for a firm grip without damaging baby’s clothes
  • Non-porous design allows for easy hand washing in warm soapy water
  • Non‐toxic, including BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalate free
  • Available in a variety of chic & modern designs matching the Toy Bungee
  • Pacifier is not included

 

These NiNi Bungee's are absolutely the neatest invention. I finally don't have to bend over 15 times at a restaurant because Boston drops his crayons! And I know every mom gets frustrated when a toy magically disappears at the mall, and if you have a little one, you won't have to constantly wash off your baby's pacifier. Woohoo! Purchase your NiNi products for you or as a gift for a friend here: Nini-baby.com.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates-Disney Junior

Jake and the Neverland Pirates 

Ok-new show in our house!!  Jake and the Neverland Pirates!

 

My 3 year old never watches Disney Junior.  Can't tell a lie!  But we're now big fans.  

 

Another 'can't tell a lie' but there are so many kiddie shows out there that you just want to snore over.  Or you wonder 'how can that be entertaining to kids?!?!?  But after watching Jake and his little friends-I can tell you that this isn't one of 'those shows'.  There are characters from classic 'Peter Pan' so for some the show might be nastalgic!!  It has actually become the #1 series for boys 2-5 on Disney Junior!  THAT awesome of a show I tell ya! ha

 

We got to review the DVD and he loved it!  You can catch the actual show on Fridays at 8:30 ET.  Get caught up on your fave episodes at www.DisneyJunior.com

 

The show is a modern day pirate play!  Since we're in the holiday season-I gotta share their holiday show!  It's called "It's A Winter Never Land - Hook On Ice" and it airs on December 2nd.  

 

*And if you are begging for more Disney Junior programming-good news...they are going to 24 hr programming in early 2012!

There's no party like a Disney party that's for sure!

We've never been to Disney.  But this show is creating meaningful characters that my 3 year old is sure to love when we do get to Disney!

 DISCLOSURE: We got a fun prize pack with Mickey Ears, a couple Disney T-Shirts, Jake & the Neverland Pirates DVD and more.  But that did NOT buy my opinion of the show.  =)  Still loved it.

Baseball Growth Chart - Signs by Tiff

Baseball Growth Chart - Signs by Tiff

So I SERIOUSLY have been meaing to share this fun find for MONTHS!  And before I know it, Boston will have already grown out of it!! ha

Tiffany, busy mom crafter sent me this fabulous baseball growth chart.  She HAND MAKES these little beauties!

Sorry the pic just doesn't give it justice!!  (I have the chart up behind his door and it was hard to get a good angle with my camera to get the whole thing!!)

Tiffany actually is super sweet.  And personal!

Not to mention..super talented!

She actually took a MUCH better pic of it.  =) 

Signs by Tiff doesn't just make a baseball growth chart.

She makes everything! 

When you wander through her website, you'll find everything from stools to cork boards.

What I truly love about Tiffany is that she's a  stay at home mom to 2 year old twins and a 5 year old!!!  YES, and she still has time to paint?!?!?!?

Good for her!

I'm a die hard fan for mom made businesses.  Especially small ones where they raise their family and raise grocery money at the same time!  And if you have ruined your kids life a child with a hard to find personalized stuff name, like Boston....then handmade is totally the way to go!

So be sure to check out Signs by Tiff and tell her I sent ya!

 

Thanks Tiffany for the super sweet and personal gift.  YOU ROCK!

 

JC Jewelry Design Handstamped Jewelry DISCOUNT

JC Jewelry Design - Circle of Love      My Family is the Key to My Heart II

I am so excited to share this with you!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE handstamped jewelry.  (I even downloaded an e-book on how to do it...but still have no clue! hahaha)

Judy, the owner of JC Jewelry Design sent me this absolutely GORGEOUS necklace from her Circle of Love collection.

One of the (BIG) things I totally love about personalized jewelry is that it's ONE OF A KIND.  There is no one in the world wearing one like yours!! 

I totally love this necklace also because the chain is so delicate.  The 3 loops used to connect the pieces to the chain is super fun.

What is also great about this piece is that you can add up to 10 names.  (Or 60 characters).

This would be a perfect gift for moms-grandmoms-moms2be-or even doggymoms!  (Rocky is apart of our family so I couldn't leave him out of the necklace!?!?! ha)

Judy has a zillion different designs to choose from-but you can also create your own!  And as someone who frequently buys jewelry...the prices are great.  Can you imagine the time it takes to do these?!?!?!  They truly are a piece of beautiful art.

They come is an cute little gift wrapped box in a soft velvet pouch. 

Ok-go shopping now and be sure to use their super fab 10% off coupon code: FBJC10

Also, catch great deals at their facebook page to find out about awesome facebook ONLY deals!

I am 100% all about buying American.  AND a super awesome small business like Judy's!

Do you want to win a $50 gift certificate?!?!?

Be sure to Head HERE (my 'giveaways' page) and see how you can win!!!  Trust me... it's worth it!

AnnieWear Discount Code

AnnieWear

One of my friends does a lot with AnnieWear.  A great online store for kids' clothes.

It's not just any ordinary store, though.  It's a store that is animal themes for baby & kids' gifts.  Inspired by a dog named Annie, of course.

What I truly love about this place is that a portion of their sales goes to support animal rescue. 

While being apart of MyPHL 17, hosting for "Better Philly" I have really gotten to know P.A.W.S.  The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.  They are an amazing no-kill shelter in Philadelphia.

So if you're looking for something 'different' to give as a birthday gift..or just an anyday gift - Check out AnnieWear!!  Cause when you do... you'll be gifting to more than one. 

Be sure to use this discount when you buy!!! Code is BLOG2011 for 15% off your purchase

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post-but I don't put my name on anything I don't believe in.  Please support those that are supporting those in need.

The Birthday Express Thomas & Friends

Birthday Express - Thomas & Friends

This is super exciting.

Boston is a DIE HARD Thomas fan...that's so for sure.

And with his birthday party in 2 weeks-what else can a little boy ask for?

Well... he didn't really ask for it.  Cause it's not even out yet.

BUT... he's gonna love it.

This super awesome movie comes out May 17, 2011... You can pre-order it though. 

It comes with a handy dandy wooden whistle.  PERFECT to annoy enjoy!  The packaged box also comes with 'The Birthday Express' game and a special Roary the Racking Car Bonus Episode!

Cost is about $10.

Michael Jackson The Experience XBox 360 Kinect

Everyone has at least ONE Michael Jackson song they love, right?  Well now you can jam the day away with this fab new much anticipated game!

MICHAEL JACKSON THE EXPERIENCE

After enjoying chart-topping success on Wii, Ubisoft's Michael Jackson: The Experience moonwalks over to the motion-sensing Kinect and PlayStation Move peripherals. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions offer ability to sing as well as dance, allowing users to create the complete concert experience. Other key features are specific to each platform. Kinect owners, for example, can see themselves directly within the game, with body motion tracking that lets players act like the former King of Pop across a number of music video-inspired environments. Both co-op and competitive modes are included for up to four players, and there are multiple difficulty settings as well as a practice mode. In addition to the soundtrack from the Wii version, the Xbox 360 game includes a number of exclusive tracks, from "Blood on the Dance Floor" to "I Just Can't Stop Loving You." ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide

Michael Jackson The Experience

Snickey

Personalized SnickeyI love teh tagline for this product!  "It's not a scarf, it's not a dickey-it's a snickey!"

Created with Mothers In Mind, Christine created the Snickey because she didn't want to use scarves after hearing of the dangers of them being choking hazards. 

I honestly never thought about that.  That is scary! 

There are many fun patterns and the Snicky does not discriminate!  Good for kids, parents, grandparents... everyone!

The retail value for the snickey is around $17.  $22 if you want them personalized.

Christine, the mom-ventor is adorable.  She even made a video on how to wear your Snickey!

 

EzShade by Solar Eclipz

Yep!  Summer is RIGHT around the corner!!  And if you're like me-I say bring it on. 

We are about an hour from the Jersey Shore. (And NO not the shore location where Snooki & her posse chills. haha)

Going to the beach can be fun but dangerous at the same time.

The sun can be so dangerous! 

The ezShades are compact and created by a mom who was tired of chasing the shade under her portable umbrella!  I hate that too.  Total pain.  The ezShade has a UPF 50+ rating.  That's blocking 99% of both UVA & UVB rays.

They are lightweight and easy to carry around.  They are endorse by the melanoma International Foundation.

Retail Value: around $40 for the canopy shade & $25 for the umbrella shade.

Toy Bungee Review

This is a very cool project and it really fits a wide range of ages in kids.  I love how moms come up with so many great products to lighten our 'mom load'!

The Toy Bungee was created by a mom who had a 1 & 2 year old and was TIRED of the throwing game!

She's one smart mom.

The Bungee is great to strollers, highchairs, car seats, on the airplane - really anywhere!

I don't know how many times I took my kid shopping and he dropped his toy out of the stroller and I didn't realize it.  There goes that toy.  Forever. 

Bring on the Bungee!

Retail value around $10.  Get it at Amazon

 

Aqueduck faucet extender

Aqueduck Faucet ExtenderWow.  What a brilliant idea! I love getting fun products invented by moms.  Not that I don't think dad could do it-but I know picking up my kid a zillion times to wash his hands get to be a pain!

Check out the Aqueduck.  It's sold online at Amazon: Aqueduck Bathroom Faucet Extender - Aqua

Retail value is around $20.

Here's my honest review.  Pros?  Don't break your back trying to pick your kiddo up to clean their hands. 

Cons?  It's only for the bathroom sink.  We do most of hand washing in the kitchen. 

Pros?  Adorable & catchy name and logo.

DISCLOSURE:  I was provided the Aqueduck from Mom Spark Media.  Thoughts are my own.