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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NatureSnug All-In-2 Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway

*I was not paid for this post but provided with a NatureSnug AI2 Diaper for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....

New cloth diaper alert! I love All-In-2 cloth diapers and was so excited to have the opportunity to try the new NatureSnug All-In-2 diaper from Smart Snugs!
For those of you who don't know, the All-In-2 diaper is a hybrid cloth diaper that gives you options for what works best for your family and child. The NatureSnug all-in-two is designed as a cover and separate inserts. Both the cover and the inserts are PUL backed so you can simply change the insert and reuse the cover. This not only gives you options for which insert you would like to use but also saves you money by not having to have as many full diapers.

With this specific diaper cover you can use any of Smart Snugs FIVE insert options.
• 5 layer insert
• 6 layer bamboo charcoal w/gussets
• 6 layer bamboo cotton w/gussets
• 6 layer bamboo charcoal
• 6 layer booster

We had the opportunity to review the cover in turquoise with the 6 layer bamboo charcoal insert with gussets. The cover is made from a super soft bamboo cotton with the PUL waterproof lining as well as bamboo charcoal microfleece in the front and back of the diaper that keeps the insert in place as well as wicks moisture away from babies skin.
The NatureSnug All-In-2 is one size diaper and is made to fit babies from 8-35 pounds. It has an adjustable rise system as well as hip snaps to get the perfect fit and prevent leaks. Little Brother is a great cloth diaper tester as he weighs about 30 pounds now at 2.5 years old. Although we are on the road to potty training we still have plenty of diaper use to go. This diaper fits Little Brother so good and appears that it will make it to the 35 pound mark as advertised.
Multiple design features of this All-In-2 make the fit of this diaper so perfect and comfortable. For one it has double gussets around the legs. They make a secure fit but without any pinching and tightness. Two it has a wonderful elastic backing to again make the fit secure with no gaps or bunching. Add the 6 layer bamboo charcoal insert with gussets to this cover and you have a super soaking, leak proof, comfortable diaper for your little one.
The 6 layer bamboo charcoal insert can be used with the All-In-2 or the Smart Snugs pocket diapers and is an extra large size that soaks up tons of liquid. The top layer is a super soft bamboo charcoal micro fleece that allows liquid to pass through while keeping moisture away from babies skin. Bamboo charcoal is also naturally odor resistant and antimicrobial. Layer 2 is bamboo cotton, 3, 4 and 5 layers are microfiber and layer 6 is a waterproof PUL. This keeps the liquid inside the insert and also makes it easy to pull out with no wet on your hands!
My favorite feature of this diaper is no stuffing! You simply press the insert in the cover, slip it under the fleece flaps, snap it on baby and go! And when it's time to change you simply pull out the wet insert, place it in your pail and put in a new fresh insert. For soiled diapers I would recommend a new cover and insert. Less covers means less bulk, especially when out and about or traveling as well as less  money in start up costs.

I absolutely love this diaper. It is now one of our favorites in my stash. As Little Brother is older he can really wet a diaper and this one has held up with zero leaks. It is so soft and comfortable on him I just can't say enough good things about it. I also love the bamboo outer fabric on the cover, it is so soft and unique to any other diapers we have.

The new NatureSnug All-In-2 covers are $18.99 and the 6 layer bamboo charcoal inserts with gussets are $22.50 for a 3 pack. This comes to just $13.83 per diaper when you consider you get 3 changes out of the package. An excellent price!

Also for an additional savings use the COUPON CODE below for 10% off any order at through August!

About Smart Snugs
Smart Snugs is a family owned and operated company. They have an extremely high standard of integrity for themselves and the people they connect with. Their mission is to offer an affordable and reliable solution for busy families who might not have otherwise considered cloth diapers and they pride themselves in a great warranty and exceptional customer service!

I love that by purchasing Smart Snugs you are supporting a small business and family. You not only get affordable prices but an excellent product and most important I feel is the customer service. You have a problem, they will take care of you.

Keep up to date with Smart Snugs on Facebook, where you will always find fun and new stuff going on. Weekly giveaways, contests, coupon codes and more! You can also find them on Twitter!

Smart Snugs is generously offering the chance for one of you to win a SimpleSnug AI2 Cover and insert! I love Smart Snugs diapers and know you will too! Enter below and good luck!
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Lume Kids Jr. Sleeve Rain Boots Review

*I was not paid for this post but provided with a pair of boots for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....

Living in Oregon, rain boots and gear are a year round staple - especially for the kiddos. Take today for example, June 20th, very near the first day of Summer and it is pouring buckets of rain from the sky. Does that mean we stay inside? NO WAY! We put on our gear and head out for fresh air!
I was so excited when Lume contacted me to review their kids boots. For one, not only do we use our rain boots like crazy but also because they are designed right here in Oregon! I love working with a local company!

We had the opportunity to review a pair of the Kids Jr. Sleeve w/ Pocket boots for Big Brother and he chose their bright green "Inchworm" color. All of the colors are fun and fantastic but the Inchworm is really really cool. They also come in Black, Carnation Pink, Wisteria, Hot Rod Red and Mac & Cheese. What fun colors and names. Based on their sizing chart we ordered an 11, Big Brother wears a 12 in most shoes so I would say they run just about a size large.

So what makes Lume so unique? The most obvious reason is the super neat and patent pending sleeve or pocket on the outside upper of the boot. Say what? Yes you read that right, a pocket! How super fun and super smart. What child wouldn't love a pocket on their boots for stuffing all their treasures? I know Big Brother will be bringing home all sorts of stuff in his boots. I'm just waiting to find a frog! And even with a pocket these are 100% waterproof rubber and -20 degrees neoprene. Great for rain or snow and so comfortable for little feet. I love the soft neoprene tops because kids can actually run and play in these boots and they aren't so stiff and chunky.

Big Brother absolutely loves these boots and they keep him on the move. They have great traction and are smartly made to keep your kids feet dry and warm. Notice how the tops hug your child's leg and pants, keeping rain and snow out unlike traditional rubber boots. From our backyard to the farm to our camping trips the Jr. Sleeve boots haven't let us down and still look as good as new!

Now for the part I'm sure you all want to know...the price. Right? Well you will be happy to know that the Kids Jr. Sleeve w/ Pocket are just $48! (Free shipping to the lower 48 states too!) Lume's goal is to offer premium outdoor gear for families WITHOUT the premium price tag! They have smartly figured out their marketing plan to get their awesome products to you at a price you can afford. No more waiting for sales, because as you know when your kids feet grow you need new shoes/boots right away, not in a few months.

The Kids Jr. Sleeve w/ Pocket come in kids size 7-13 but good news they also come in Youth from size 1-6. And even better news for the mama's, coming this Fall they will have two styles in our size too! The Women's Sleeve and the Women's Emily. I know what I will be putting on my Christmas list this year!

Make sure you stop on over and show Lume some support on Facebook and follow on Twitter as well. I can almost guarantee you will love these boots as much as I do. The hard part? Choosing just one of their colors!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Little Green Trike Shoe Company - Red, White & Blue SALE

Hurry! Little Green Trike Shoe Company is having a Red, White & Blue Sale! Select Squeaky Feet shoes are marked down 50%! The sale is only good through Saturday June 22nd, 2013 so go take a peek and get them in time for the 4th! (and don't worry the squeaker is optional)

I'm loving these adorable "Kevin" in Royal Blue and Red for my boys! Just $17.50! CUTE!

Check out the SALE and happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3 Piece Knife Set Review

*I was not paid for this post but provided with a the Ozeri Chef Knives for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....
I'm happy to bring you another fantastic product from Ozeri today! The Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set.

If you have been following me for awhile now you will know I've loved every single product I've had the opportunity to review from Ozeri. Some of my favorites that get used on a daily basis are the Brezza II fan and my Green Earth Pans. I was happy to put to the test the Elite Chef Knives this time around.

The Ozeri Elite Chef Black Ceramic Knife Set includes three different sized knifes. A 3" paring knife, a 5" slicing knife and a 6" chef's knife. All super sharp and 100% ceramic. Ceramic lasts 10 times longer than traditional steel blades before needing sharpened. They have easily cut through any vegetable or meat that I've tackled. My review photos show me using the smallest size knife for slicing olives with perfect ease.

My favorite thing about this knife set is the super soft, comfortable ergonomic handles. They easily fit in my hand and made food prep easy. They also weigh less than half than the equivalent metal knife and therefor will reduce fatigue and pain you may get when preparing large meals. And because they are ceramic they will not corrode, rust or leach metal ions from long-term exposure to moisture, oils and acids in common foods.

I also love that the knives come in a handy and nicely packaged box set that would be great for gift giving. I love to give practical useful gifts and these would make the list. You can buy them on at the time of this posting for $29.95.

About Ozeri
Ozeri has built quite the reputation for their products. They started out supplying their products the the destination club market including vacation residences, timeshares and condo hotel apartments around the globe. They have now emerged into the consumer market and focus more on the relationships they have built with these countless guests that have used their products around the world rather than placing tons of money into marketing and advertising. Therefor they are able to offer their products to us the consumer for much less.

If you haven't tried any of the Ozeri products yet I highly suggest you do some research on what they have to offer. They have countless numbers of products and I guarantee you will be impressed.

Find out more about Ozeri and the products they offer on their Facebook page, as well as sales, specials, and more.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bokos Sandals Review

*I was not paid for this post but provided with a pair of sandals for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....
Hallelujah for hot summer sun and this beautiful weather we have been having. It has been the perfect opportunity to try out my new sandals from Bokos!

Bokos are a multi purpose sandal that can go anywhere from your house to an airplane to the beach. They are a one piece design which means super strength and durability and made from a non-porous rubber material to block out dirt and make cleaning a breeze. The non-porous rubber is also anti-odor which if you ask me is a must!
Bokos was created by two brothers. While they were traveling overseas they found sandals similar in style to Bokos and began wearing them everywhere. They soon found family and often strangers asking where they too could get a pair and the idea for Bokos was born. 

I've been wearing my Bokos around the house in and out like a slipper. They are so easy to slip on and off and the sole is nice and flat so they don't track any dirt and junk in. They are super flexible and comfortable too. I love that they are a one piece design and so easy to hose off and clean up. They are also cute and you can wear them out and about with no worries!
I also love the fun color selections you can choose from. I chose the blue which is vibrant and fun but for women you can also get black, melon or pink. For men you can choose black, military green, grey or navy blue.

Bokos only come in full sizes. I like my sandals to fit a little bit smaller so I chose to go with an 8 (I wear an 8.5) however if you want some breathing space I would order the next size up rather than down.

Bokos are going to be perfect for our camping trips but I can also see them being used for the beach, pool, after workouts and well just about anything you need a quick and clean pair of sandals to slip on. And the great part about Bokos? They won't break the bank! At just $16 a pair you can afford a couple pairs and have them wherever they are needed.

They are even more affordable when you use the 
coupon code: KIDS for 20% off! 

They also have a satisfaction promise. If for whatever reason your Bokos don't work out, they will make it right! Nothing says more about a company and product than those who stand behind their product 100%!

Find Bokos on Facebook and Twitter and show them your support. They might just be your new "fave" for the summer!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New! White Cloud Luxuriously Soft Toilet Paper

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Watch out world! There is a new toilet paper on the market! And as toilet paper is a must have item and something we have to buy and not just want to buy it is important to families like mine on a budget that you get the best deal for your money.

Now available is the new White Cloud Luxuriously Soft Toilet Paper and available only at Walmart. White Cloud products are quality paper products for your family at affordable prices. The new Luxuriously Soft Toilet Paper is a super soft and thick toilet paper. It is made using new manufacturing technology called TAD or Through Air Dried. A two-ply toilet paper is made by a special machine blowing air through single-ply sheets and thus giving you amazing thick, soft and super absorbent toilet paper.

White Cloud Luxuriously Soft Toilet Paper is great quality and price and will go further than regular store brand rolls. With Walmart locations everywhere it is easy to Find White Cloud products near you.

Make sure you Like White Cloud on Facebook as they will be offering a $1.00 off coupon starting on June 10th! This will make this toilet paper even more of a value! Follow White Cloud on Twitter as well for updates, coupons, chit chat and more!

You can check out my video here for an up close look at White Cloud Luxuriously Soft Toilet Paper and how it compares to store brand rolls!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Keeping Cool In the Sun Giveaway Hop #keepingcool - Twig Footwear Giveaway

The sun is shining and the weather is getting warmer! That must mean Summer is here!
  I'm partnering with the Blogging Mamas Network on their latest Event to help you Keep Cool in the Sun!
I've joined a great group of bloggers who all have a ton of prizes to help celebrate the Summer season and give you the chance to win! So what are you waiting for? Check out my fantastic giveaway then hop to the other participating blogs as well!


For my giveaway you not only have the chance to win a fantastic pair of summer shoes for your little one, but also get to know more about the company who makes these shoes as well.

Depending on your little boy's shoe size you can either win the Adam (big kids) or the Sailor (little kids)!

Twig is a small family run business and stands for, Quality, Style and Comfort. They believe in taking care of their customers. If you call them, you will speak directly to the owners. And if you email them, you will receive a personalized email from a Twig family member. Something that is rare these days.
And what is more important is the quality of shoes you will be putting on your kids. Twig believes in good foot health over fashion. They know that poor footwear as children will lead to poor foot health as an adult. Their shoes are made from only the best natural materials and are hand made in Mexico. They are not a big assembly line process like mass produced brands and therefor take great care in each and every pair of shoes that is made.

Twig offers:
- Shoes made from the best natural materials.
- Durability to stand up and look good after several months.
- Trend right, fashionable footwear.
- Product with strong emotional appeal.
- Twig Footwear is a family-owned small business with BIG dreams!
- Selling to other small businesses. Not for the mass market.

We had a chance to review the "Walter" style last year and they have been one of the best shoes we have owned. Big Brother has been wearing those shoes a ton and they still look as good as the day we got them. I love that if I'm going to spend money on good quality items that they can also be handed down to Little Brother as well. (You can read more about Twig and see detailed photos of these shoes here)

Twig Footwear has in my opinion some of the best kids shoes on the market. They are cute and fashionable and age appropriate. Your child will not only have on the cutest and most stylish shoes but I bet their feet will be the most comfortable as well.

Twig firmly believes in supporting local Mom & Pop stores and keeping small businesses alive. I also share this belief and I'm proud to be sharing Twig with you today. Please enter to win these fantastic shoes and tell your friends. Support Twig and see what real service and quality is all about. You can visit them on Facebook as well and have real conversation with the owners too!

This giveaway is for the BOYS! And you know how I love cute little boy shoes. But don't despair if you have girls because coming soon will be a girls giveaway as well!

I'm seriously in love with the Sailor shoe! I can't wait to see who wins! Good Luck!

According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Keeping Cool in the Sun participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. 
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 Be sure to enter to win the GRAND PRIZES for this Event too!  You have a chance to win...
In the KIDS package you could win:  a pair of Julbo USA looping sunglasses for baby, a trio of TruKids products including Sunny Days sunscreen and Hero Stick, a Hearthsong Camping Tent {chair not included}, a Swim Diaper from Red Barn Cloth Diapers, and a reusable snack tube SqueeZurts Starter Kit!


A second prize package including a $100 Gift Certificate to Claudia Alan Eyewear and Winner's Choice of any item from UV Skinz - makers of protective sunwear!