Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme Review



About Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme
Organic, chemical-free cream deodorant that really works! Organic arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally Organic Shea butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin. Coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties as well as soothes and conditions the skin. Organic peppermint and organic tea tree essential oils provide anti-bacterial and germ-killing anti-septic properties. It leaves you feeling confidently cool, fresh and clean.


My Experience
Because our skin absorbs everything we put on it, I like knowing that the ingredient are safe and natural. This deodorant is aluminum-free.It is not an antiperspirant so I would notice that my underarms were sometimes damp, so the arrowroot didn't keep me completely dry. This may be more of a problem when the weather gets even warmer. It also feels good on my skin. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly without any residue. On the down side it comes in a tub so the only way to apply it is with your fingers, which can feel a little messy. The best part about this deodorant is the smell. The tea tree oil and peppermint are invigorating. I encourage you to take a look the the other items they offer. In the future I'd love to try the Hand Cream with Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Almond Oil.  

You can purchase Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme here.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Universe Verse Review



About The Universe Verse
The Universe Verse is a scientifically-accurate, rhyming, graphic guide to the origins of the universe, life on Earth and the human race. This beautiful and colorful 110-page, hardcover book introduces and illuminates the most fundamental, factual features of our existence in a way that is engaging and accessible to a wide audience, including young children.

My Experience
I shared this with my oldest son and he really enjoyed it. The illustrations are intricate and detailed and at time whimsical. It's a great book to read aloud with it's rhyming text. I like that it can both educate and entertain at the same time. I enjoyed the line, "The number of galaxies is way past the millions, made up of stars that number in billions, and whose atoms add up to some bazillion gazillions!" It is certainly a book that can be enjoyed by all ages. This would make a great gift or coffee table book.

You can purchase The Universe Verse here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Review



About Teething Necklace from KG Baby
Provides soothing pain relief within a few hours. No more sleepless nights! Reduces drooling and the bumpy neck and chest rashes. Boosts the immune system to fight gum inflammation. Recover full energy and avoids fever & fussiness. 100% Natural. No chemicals or negative side-effects. Highest quality ancient amber, certified authentic from Eastern Europe. Each amber bead is double knotted on both sides for safety. Easy-to-use screw clasp keeps the necklace secure. Includes a beautiful sheer organza gift pouch. 



My Experience
This necklace is beautiful! I like the three color tones of amber that are used. The beads are asymmetrical adding to the charm. The several safety features make me feel confident that if it was to break the rest of the beads would still be secure. It is a good size for an infant as well as a toddler. Best of all this is a 100% natural remedy for teething. I look forward to using this with out new little one come August.

You can purchase the Amber Teething Necklace here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

No-Tie Shoelaces by FastMile Review



About No-Tie Shoelaces by FastMile
One size fits all – 47 inches length – easy to adjust with no tools required. Recommended installing while the foot is inserted in the shoe to allow for a more custom feel. Installation instructions included in packaging. Very convenient for children, elderly and those with limited mobility – no need for tying shoes. Perfect time saver – never worry about tying your shoes again during any activity. Elastic cords distribute pressure of laces evenly over your feet and are more comfortable than any regular laces. It gives you better feel and allows increasing your performance during any activity. Strong lace lock keeps your laces at perfect tightness. Reflective cords increase your visibility and safety.

My Experience
These laces are very easy to put into a pair of shoes. I chose to put them into Mr. O's shoes. It's true that there aren't any special tools needed, but you will need a pair of scissors to cut the excess off the end of the laces, especially if you are putting them on a smaller pair of shoes. He had no problem tightening and loosening them after I showed them how to do it, he is eight. Younger children might need more assistance. These can certainly make the process of putting shoes on quicker with a toddler. I'm looking forward to putting them in my tennis shoes to make them easier to put on when I'm 6-9 months pregnant! My husband thought they changed the look of the shoe somewhat. Overall, they perform well and take the worry out of my laces coming untied.

You can purchase FastMile No-Tie Shoelaces here.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

6000 Piece Loom Bands Review


About Loom Bands

600 Each of Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, Purple, Black, White, Turquoise, and Orange. Individually wrapped by color! 10 individual bags means no color bleed and makes it super easy for kids to organize. Also, included are 200 hooks. They are are BPA-free, Phthalates-free, Lead-free, and Chromium-free.


My Experience
These are a lot of fun! I know they are best used with a loom, but after the move I haven't been able to find ours. So we just used out hands to create simple chain bracelets. There are plenty of hooks to create lots of bracelets and necklaces. The colors are very bright and coordinate well with each other. Mr. O usually goes for the darker ones while his brothers like yellow and orange. It's very helpful that they are presorted by color so we don't need to hunt for matching bands. Overall, these make for a great quite time activity and because there are 6000 bands they can make some for all of their friends too!

You can purchase them here.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Teether Necklace and Bracelet Review



About Teething Necklace and Bracelet
The teething necklace and bracelet are made of 100% food grade silicone and is BPA-Free, FDA approved, PVC-Free, Latex-Free, Rubber-Free, Lead-Free silicone. It contains no vinyl, phthalates, plastic, nitrosamines, cadmium, or heavy metals. They are taste and smell-free. 100% safe for your infant. Forget about toxic remedies like teething gel and tablets. Soft, chewy beads provide natural pain relief for your baby's teeth. It can also be frozen or placed in the freezer so your little one can chew on cold beads. Like a toy, it can keep your baby entertained while being held or carried. It can keep your baby from pulling your hair or face while nursing. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and care. It can also be boiled for sterilization.

My Experience
This set is very attractive. It comes in four different colors: Black, Blue, Magenta and Turquoise. It has a breakaway clasp so if it gets yanked it will come apart, a great safety feature. The flexible beads are each about an inch and a half long. I like how the facets make them reflect the light. The beads are strung on a ribbon, and between each bead there is a knot. I found that every now and then, because it is a continuous string of beads, that the silicone texture would catch my hair. The bracelet matches and is comfortable to wear. I can't wait for baby number four to really test them out.



You can purchase the set here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Orchid Origami Paper Review



About Orchid Origami Paper
Orchid Origami Paper is intended for origami paper folders of all ages and all skill levels. You can be young, old, a novice, or an experienced folder, but no matter what, you'll have fun and can find enjoyment from this unique paper crafting experience. Our kit comes with everything you need to start creating beautiful and original origami art. These gorgeous folding papers feature 10 different vibrant colors that help you create unique works of art every time. Orchid Origami Paper needs no glue, tape, string, or wire; just pull out the folding sheets you like, follow the simple directions, and in no time you'll have created a unique work of art! Though our paper may be simple, origami exemplifies the ability of the human mind to solve problems and create beautiful harmony. Not only will you feel relaxed and peaceful while you craft, you'll find new and interesting ways to create all kinds of new creatures and objects.



Our Experience
Orchid Origami Paper is easy to work with. The ten different colors are very vivid. Because there are 500 sheets in the package I wasn't afraid to make mistakes or let my youngest son take part in making his own creation. Because of the variety of ages I looked for a pattern that wasn't too complicated. I found a bunny pattern that seemed just right, especially for the upcoming Easter holiday. It was also a great way to teach them how to focus and follow directions. This was a very easy and fun activity to do with my boys. 

I love the crazy bunny face, on the left, Mr. C drew.
You can purchase Orchid Origami Paper here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.