Monday, July 14, 2014

Five Sprouts Stitching Review!

I just recently got a MacBook Air so I was super excited to browse through all of the adorable MacBook sleeves at Five Sprouts Stitching. They have such cute patterns that it was harder than I thought to pick one. (I actually changed my mind last minute, haha.) I went with this adorable White & Aqua Sleeve. This MacBook Air case is designed to be cute, functional and protective which it definitely is. The inside is padded but it's still very slim and fits my MacBook Air perfectly. The front pocket is great for carrying the charging cord, my external hard drive and any other cords, memory cords or other smaller things that I may want to keep with my computer.

Each case is individually handcrafted by the owners, Justin and Sarah. They believe that even the small details make a big difference. They know that you will love your case and if for some reason you don't, they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Five Sprouts Stitching also makes cases for the MacBook Pro and iPads. You can also get yours customized to fit over any other case (hard case) you may have on your computer/iPad.

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Amber Artisan Review!

Amber Artisans mission is to create meaningful healing jewelry that makes people feel and look good. They put time, effort and their traditions into every item created. Each piece of their amber healing jewelry is spiritually inspired and handcrafted to promote healing of the mind-body-spirit connection. The highest quality Baltic amber is used to create the jewelry. This gem dates back to 40-60 minnion years ago. Over time, it has been shown that the properties of Baltic amber are very beneficial to humans. Amber warms to the touch and exudes a nice, relaxing fragrance in the palm of your hand. It is also the only fossil resin that contains 3-8% succinic acid (mostly located in the amber's surface layer), a powerful therapeutic substance with many applications for healing.

I was sent the Cherry Amber Teething Necklace for Nolan. The string in each of the amber teething necklaces and bracelets is knotted by hand in between each and every bead. That way, if the necklace were to break, all of the beads won't scatter. The necklace fastens with a screw clasp that opens and closes easily. I love the look of this necklace. If you didn't know, Ryan has almost the exact same one and has been wearing it since he was the same age as Nolan. Not only is it adorable but I swear these really do help. This came at the perfect time. Just over the last few weeks Nolan has been starting to show some signs of teething. He's always biting down on his fingers, drooling and has been getting a little fussy at times (which is so unlike him). The second the necklace was shipped to my house I opened it up and put it on Nolan right away. Since then he's been a lot less irritable and doesn't really seem like he's in as much pain anymore. Now, while I do feel like these help, I don't think they are magic. Your child may still be fussy at times but I feel like it helps relieve some pain. And it doesn't hurt that they are just the cutest things ever on little girls and little boys. You can tell I love them if Ryan is almost 3-years-old and still wearing his. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Le Mystere Review!

I always knew I was wearing the wrong size bra before but I could never find any bra companies that sold bras with a smaller band size and a large cup size. Not only does Le Mystere sell bras in uncommon sizes (from 32A to 44H) but they are cute too so you don't have to settle for a grandma bra if you're larger chested like me. Oprah featured their 9955 Dream Tisha T-shirt Bra on her "Favorite Things" and they became regulars on the show. They sell the perfect bras for every function: smooth t-shirt bras, lacy date-night looks, supportive strapless, minimizer and maternity options, special occasion convertible bras and bustiers and all the panties to match.

About two weeks ago the Dream Tisha Bra from Le Mystere arrived at my doorstep. BEST. DAY. EVER. This bra has seriously changed my life. It's the perfect everyday bra. It's a full coverage, seamless, contoured microfiber is smooth and so comfortable. I will definitely, 100% be purchasing more bras from Le Mystere soon. Before I was wearing a bra from the same place most women buy their bras from and it fit me horribly. It was so uncomfortable and just didn't do anything for me. Even though it was push up I get a way better look with the Dream Tisha Bra. If you can tell your bras don't fit just right I highly recommend going to Le Mystere's website, following their sizing guide and ordering yourself a new bra. It'll be the best thing you do all year. I promise you.

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Awards Giveaway!

We are celebrating the Summer Green Scene Mom Awards with a giveaway featuring the amazing winning brands! Many of these brands were created by mom or dad entrepreneurs who were problem solving for their own families.
BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion

BabySpa Moisturizing Body Lotion is formulated to provide an immediate soothing effect and long-lasting hydration. It's infused with BabySpa's signature baby fresh scent, is easily absorbed, and provides instant freshness and a relaxing sensory spa experience. Award Details
Bert & Bratt Portable SterilizerGreen Scene Mom Award Winner

Bert & Bratt Portable Sterilizer

Bert & Bratt's UV Sterilizer makes it easy to clean small items while on the go. It effectively kills germs on pacifiers and bottle tops and it's super cute and fits in a diaper bag! Award Details
Buttons Diapers Flannel Wipes Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Buttons Diapers Flannel Wipes

Buttons Diapers reusable wipes help reduce the fistfulls of disposable wipes a baby can go through each diaper change. They are easy to wash with a load of cloth diapers, and they are soft on baby's skin. Award Details
Yummi Pouch Snack & Sandwich Bags Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Yummi Pouch Snack & Sandwich Bags

Yummi Pouch snack bags reduce the need for plastic bags and other disposable packaging. They easily fit into a lunchbox, can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher or washing machine, and little fingers can easily open the zipper opening. Plus they're just plain cute! Award Details
Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Diapers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Diapers

Charlie Banana Diapers make it easy to diaper your baby from 6 to 36 pounds in a way that is eco-friendly and cost effective. These one-size diapers adjust to fit the numerous stages babies go through from infancy to toddlerhood. Plus they are available in lots of adorable designs to fit every style! Award Details
Loopy Gear Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Loopy Gear

Loopys are a stylish and functional way to keep your baby's rattles and toys clean and off the ground. With the Loopy, you simply attach the larger loop to your baby's wrist and the smaller loop around their favorite rattle or toy. Loopys can also be used to attach toys to car seats, strollers, high chairs, baby carriers, and shopping carts. Award Details
organicKidz Thermal Baby Bottles Green Scene Mom Award Winner

organicKidz Thermal Baby Bottles

organicKidz thermal bottles keep liquids hot or cold for 6+ hours. The bottle lid also doubles as a measuring cup and snack cup. Each bottle features a silicone peristaltic fast flow nipple and includes a silicone leak proof sealing disk. organicKidz bottles can also convert to a suppy cup and a water bottle. Award Details
Peek-A-Boo Nursing & Maternity Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Peek-a-boo Nursing & Maternity

Peek-a-boo offers unique pregnancy and nursing wear that emphasizes comfort as well as discreet nursing with style. These garments are designed for wear starting from early pregnancy throughout nursing, offering moms a budget friendly, duel-purpose clothing solution. Award Details
Yummi Pouch Funnel Pitcher Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Yummi Pouch Funnel Pitcher

The unique design and color of this pitcher makes it fun to use! This pitcher helps reduce messes that may result from pouring liquids. It's also sturdy for long-lasting use and dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. Award Details
BabySpa 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer

BabySpa Stage One Tearless Shampooo, Body Wash and Moisturizer is a unique all-in-one formula with a snuggly fresh baby scent that will keep hair and skin feeling soft and naturally moisturized. This specially-formulated blend is infused with aloe, shea butter, olive and avocado oils to create a natural cleanser that deeply hydrates from head to toe. Award Details
Buttons Diapers Wet Bags Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Buttons Diapers Wet Bags

Buttons Diapers Wet Bags come in a variety of sizes and can hold from 1 to 6 diapers inside. The bags have a convenient hanging loop and are made with 2 layers of material for style and durability. The inner layer is made from waterproof PUL and the outside features an adorable cotton dot print. Award Details
Girlie Glue Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Girlie Glue

Girlie Glue is a hair accessory glue, no hair necessary! Fancy possibilities are endless with a dab of girlie glue. Girlie Glue is made with Agave nectar and other all natural ingredients. It's safe, 100% honey-free and washes away easily with water. Award Details
So Rad Magic Kimono Onesie Green Scene Mom Award Winner

So Rad Magic Kimono Onesie

So Rad's Magic Kimono Onesie is made from bamboo and organic cotton. The durable design features a triple stitch cover seam and bigger bum for cloth diapers, with a rear access entry door too! This onesie has no snaps, buttons, velcro or zippers. The kimono style front opens up so your baby can squeeze his little chubs into it. It's also made in Canada. Award Details
Preserve Food Storage Containers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Preserve Food Storage Containers

Preserve food storage containers are made in the USA from 100% BPA free, recycled #5 plastic. They are dishwasher safe and stand up to everyday use. Preserve food storage containers are an environmentally friendly addition to any refrigerator or lunchbox. These containers have sturdy lids which screw on or snap on tightly to keep food fresh and they nest for easy storage. Award Details
BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes Green Scene Mom Award Winner

BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes

BabySpa Ultra-Soft Baby Wipes are made with 100% natural ingredients and an organic blend that provides gentle and soothing care to the most delicate skin. They are perfectly moistened and smell fresh but are unscented for the most sensitive skin. Award Details
Green Toys Train Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Green Toys Train

The Green Toys Train is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's complete with a brightly-colored steam engine and two additional cars that link together to form a long train. The company produces each toy in the USA using sustainable materials and features unique toy designs that encourage imaginative play. Award Details
organicKidz Thermal Food Containers Green Scene Mom Award Winner

organicKidz Thermal Food Containers

organicKidz thermal food containers are sleek, light weight and free of bulky plastic. They easily keep foods hot or cold for 6+ hours and are perfect for a child's lunchbox or even Mom and Dad! The fun designs are modern and the tops close tightly with a leak proof silicone seal. Award Details
Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

Thinkbaby sets itself apart by providing the most effective and safe sunscreen possible that can be universally used for babies and adults. Thinkbaby sunscreen offers the highest level of Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and highest level of water resistance. It comes in a 3oz tube made of environmentally friendly packaging that does not contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates. Award Details
These amazing companies have contributed prizes to our Summer Awards Giveaway!

Enter to win this amazing gift set valued at $440!

  • Peek-a-boo Nursing & Maternity Gift Card - $65
  • BabySpa Baby Essentials Stage 1 - $35
    3 in 1 tearless shampoo, body wash & moisturizer, moisturizing body lotion, Shea Butter diaper cream, ultra soft baby wipes (72 ct.), travel size face cream
  • Green Toys train - $28
  • Bert&Bratt Pure-GO sterilizer - $45
  • Buttons Diapers cloth diaper gift set - $39
    1 large wet bag, 1 package of flannel wipes, a one-size diaper cover, and a daytime diaper insert
  • So Rad Magic Romper - $25
    Winner can choose from 6 colors and sizes 3 months to 18-24 months.
  • Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags - $25
  • Girlie Glue hair essentials - $15
    A tube of Girlie Glue and a package of 3 felt flowers and 3 vintage bows
  • Preserve food storage set - $28
    2 large food storage, 2 small food storage, 2 square food storage, 5 mini food storage containers
  • organicKidz stainless steel thermal food container - $25
  • Charlie Banana one-size diaper pack of 3 Hot Dots and 6 inserts - $60
  • Loopy 2-Pack Premium - $30
  • Think Baby sunscreen - $16
Green Scene Mom Summer Awards Giveaway

Two runner-up winners will win these products!

  • Girlie Glue hair essentials - $15.50
    A tube of Girlie Glue and a package of 3 felt flowers and 3 vintage bows
  • Think Baby sunscreen - $16
One winner and two runner-ups will be chosen on July 5th. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Good luck and have fun!
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Keychain from Made by Perri!

I wanted to share Dave's awesome Father's Day gift with you all. Ever since Ryan could talk we would always say "Love you." and he would say "Love you." then we would say "So much." he would say "So much." and then we would say "Forever." and he would say "Forever." When I saw the personalized key chains from Made by Perri the idea of putting that onto a key chain for Dave instantly popped into my head. All of the key chains are made from high quality 8 oz leather that is hand painted or stained. Obviously, Dave loved it and I think this is such a special gift that he'll not only have with him all the time but it's something that will make him smile every day. These are great for guys or girls (especially since they can be painted different colors) and make great Mother's Day gifts, Father's Day gifts and birthday gifts!

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.