Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pochette Gavotte Review!

Pochette Gavotte creates cute and cozy custom cases for your tablet and laptop. If you have an iPad, Macbook, PC, Kindle or any other type of tablet you should definitely check them out. I chose this Aqua Mini iPad Case for my iPad mini. Adorable! Not only is it cute but it's really protective too. It's padded, has a cute wooden button closure at the top, feels and looks very well made. The front pouch is great for keeping a pen, stylus, your phone or even a charger. It was also customized to fit over my hard case that I have on my iPad. It's the little things like the owner making sure the case will fit properly that show how great their customer service is and that they really care about their business. They have a ton of different fabrics to select from wether you like something more simple or something a little more jazzed up. :)

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Java Factory Roasters Review!

A great cup of coffee starts with the beans. At Java Factory, they use 100% Aribica beans that are inspected one by one before and after roasting to make sure they meet the Java Factory standards as well as ours. Their roasting system ensures a smooth, full-bodied taste that's never bitter or acidic. Finally, they hand check every completed cup. If it's not perfect, it's not going anywhere. They sent me a sample pack so I got the opportunity to try all of their flavors out. Here's a little about each:


Wakey Wakey: Even if you're not a morning person, a cup of this coffee makes the wee hours-dare we say-enjoyable. Perfect for waking up your taste buds, this roast packs a bright, crisp taste without the slightest hint of bitterness.
Smooth Caffeinator: When we set out to create a coffee that could win anyone over, we came up with this one. Bold yet mild, full-bodied and mellow, not too weak and not too strong. If we gave this flavor profile to an online matchmaker, we'd score a lot of coffee dates.
Vanilla Dream: Who ever said that vanilla was boring? Infused with smooth vanilla flavor and the tongue-tantalizing taste of butter coffee, this dreamy brew offers vanilla's naysayers a much-needed reality check.
Dark and Handsome: Get ready for a big, hot mug of sexy. Once you've been seduced by the velvety, bold taste and rich caramel aroma, you won't be able to get enough.
Da Bomb: Yes, this coffee comes with a warning label. Exploding with flavor and double the caffeine of regular coffee, this extra bold brew will leave you buzzing. Unless you plan on pulling an all-nighter, this brew is best for your morning rush.
Choconut: Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, apple pie and ice cream...some things were just made to go together. That's why we've blended chocolate, coconut, and coffee into one decadent combination. Whether you're nuts about chocolate or crazy for coconut these luscious flavors will satisfy your cravings.


What I think: So how do I like them? First of all, let me just say that since I had Nolan I've been obsessed with coffee and my Keurig. These little single serving cups are a lifesaver. Now, since I've just recently gotten into coffee I haven't tried that many yet and I feel like I'm more picky than some people. I love the Vanilla Dream. That is definitely my #1 out of all of these bad boys. Wakey Wakey and Smooth Caffeinator are also really good. Now, the other ones aren't bad at all but they just aren't my cup of...coffee? (Did you guys get that? Anyone? Okay, I'll stop.) I can tell this is a great brand of coffee though so I will definitely pass them on to someone who likes a stronger coffee. The price for these is also a lot cheaper than the ones you can buy in stores and online. If you're looking for something new to try in your Keurig these are awesome. They can be purchased here on Amazon.

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Mommy Giveaway!

New Mommy Giveaway

Green Scene Mom has partnered with Guava Family and many other brands to bring you this fabulous giveaway featuring lots of great products for new moms and their babies! Each of these products was designed to meet a unique need and make life simple for mom and baby.

Green Scene Mom - Guava Family Giveaway Guava Family
Lotus Everywhere Crib - $249.95

The Lotus travel crib is so easy to use and easy to take with you, you will want to use it everywhere... places you never would even consider taking more traditional portable cribs simply because they are too bulky & heavy. Use the Lotus at home, at a friends house for dinner, or even in the airport terminal. The Lotus is more than a travel crib. It's an Everywhere Crib. guavafamily.com
Green Scene Mom - Coromega Giveaway Coromega
Be Bright Superfood Oil Blend, 2 90ct Original Orange, and 2 30Ct Orange "Tiger" - $140

Coromega selects only the finest ultra-refined fish oil for use in its products. Our fish oil originates deep within the wild fishing stocks in the clear waters of South America. Once extracted, the crude fish oil is delivered the experienced hands of our Norwegian refinery where it is given its superior sensory characteristics to be clear, taste-free and odor-free. Since 1999, Coromega has produced the most effective and advanced delivery form of Omega-3, making it into incredibly tasty, natural citrus flavors with no fishy taste, aftertaste or fishy burps! coromega.com
Green Scene Mom - The Bumble Collection Giveaway The Bumble Collection
Brittany Backpack in Lace Floral - $99.99

The Bumble Collection is a family lifestyle brand specializing in children's products including diaper bags and family accessories such as lunch bags, picnic baskets, and food/beverage coolers for our fashionable families. Since 1999, our diaper bags have graced the pages of magazines and have been carried on the shoulders of many A-list celebrities. Our products have been placed on the shelves of top retailers spanning the globe. All products from The Bumble Collection are made of the finest materials using an all-natural process without the use of synthetic preservatives as we respect and embrace the value of sustainability and it's effects on the environment. thebumblecollection.com
Green Scene Mom - Yummi Pouch Giveaway Yummi Pouch
Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches + cloth snack & sandwich bag set - $24.99

Yummi Pouch eco-friendly snack time solutions encourage healthy snacks for active kids. Our reusable food pouches are freezer safe, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and can be filled with healthy blended snacks and easily taken on-the-go, no spoon required! Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags are lined with a water resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. Perfect for crackers, chips, and sandwiches. yummipouch.com
Green Scene Mom - Belli Skincare Giveaway Belli Skincare
Prep & Glow Trio from Belli Skincare - $69.99

Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub is an invigorating scrub with peppermint that sweeps away old skin cells to reveal healthy skin. Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash is a pure facial wash featuring lactic acid that leaves skin clear and refined, without over-drying. Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator is a lightweight moisturizer rich in Vitamin C and botanical humectants that help refine and soften skin texture. belliskincare.com
Green Scene Mom - AVENT Electric Bottle and Baby Food Warmer Giveaway Philips AVENT
Electric Bottle and Baby Food Warmer Giveaway - $45.99

The fast, safe way to warm expressed milk and baby food, the Philips AVENT Electric Bottle and Baby Food Warmer warms 125ml/4oz milk at room temperature in around 4 minutes. philips.com
Green Scene Mom - Buttons Diapers Giveaway Buttons Diapers
2 diaper covers + 2 daytime diaper inserts + 1 small wet bag - $36

Buttons Diapers feature a quality and affordable two-in-one diapering system that consists of wipeable PUL covers and super-soft absorbent inserts that snap into the covers to stay in place! Buttons Diapers fit babies from 9-35 lbs, have two layers of stretchy waterproof PUL throughout, and double gussets at the legs to keep messes in. buttonsdiapers.com
Green Scene Mom - Mixie Giveaway Mixie
8 oz. bottle, 4 oz. bottle, 1 package each of Stage 1, 2, and 3 silicone nipple replacements - $51.95

Mixie is the first baby formula bottle that can be fixed now and mixed later. Formula goes in the little compartment. Water goes in the bottle. At the first cry, just push the button, shake, and blend. Simple. Yet really quite genius. On a flight, or in the middle of the night, Mixie has you covered. Because when baby wants a bottle, baby wants a bottle now. mixiebaby.com
Green Scene Mom - Lollaland Giveaway Lollaland
1 Lollacup + 1 Straw Replacement Pack + 1 Mealtime Set - $41

Lollacup is a stylish and functional, drinking cup whose innovative design helps infants and toddlers successfully use a straw. Lollacup's flexible straw has a weighted end that allows children to drink effortlessly, even when the cup is tilted. The straw is valve-free, which makes it easy to use and clean. Lollacup is BPA and phthalate-free and is proudly made in the USA. The Lollaland Mealtime Set is the perfect complement to the well-loved Lollacup. Lollaland's Mealtime Set consists of a plate, bowl and dipping cup designed for smaller hands and toddler-sized portions. lollaland.com
Green Scene Mom - Ubbi Giveaway Ubbi
Twin pack cloth liner - $29.95

Using washable diapers? We have exactly what you need! The Ubbi cloth pail liner is a necessity for cloth diapering parents. Bring out the green in your diaper pail with these biodegradable liners. Twin pack includes 2 bags that are washable, waterproof, odor-resistant and reusable. Using the Ubbi cloth pail liners add to the eco-friendly experience. ubbiworld.com
Green Scene Mom - Water Wipes Giveaway WaterWipes
12 packs of 60 wipes - $42.99

WaterWipes are the world's purest baby wipes. Made from 99.9% water & 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. And that's it! Nothing else! Only 2 ingredients. Completely free from chemicals, WaterWipes are the baby wipes parents and healthcare professionals have been waiting for. All natural and pure, WaterWipes are safe to use on baby's delicate newborn ultra thin skin. WaterWipes are effective yet ultra-mild, pure and gentle. WaterWipes are unlike any other baby wipe on the market, and have been produced using cutting-edge technology to give unrivalled mildness, purity and safety. waterwipes.com
Green Scene Mom - Pearhead Giveaway Pearhead
Babyprints Photo Frame - $24.95

This classic white wooden frame has spaces for your baby's handprint, footprint, and adorable photo. It's simply the easiest way to capture your baby's prints. Just press your baby's hand or foot onto the included "Clean-Touch" ink pad to reveal a detailed print. The baby's foot never touches the ink, so it's completely mess-free. Includes beveled mat stamped in silver with "My Little Prints". This keepsake frame is the perfect gift. pearhead.com
Green Scene Mom - Toofeze Giveaway Toofeze
Baby Teether - $19.99

Toofeze is recognized for its cutting-edge design and ability to soothe, calm and comfort fussy teething babies. Three distinct chewing surfaces made of food-grade ingredients. Stainless steel disk chills instantly in cold water for quick symptom relief. Soft silicone handle is never too cold to hold. Smooth contoured shape enables firm counter-pressure against erupting teeth. Toofeze allows babies to self-satisfy and self-manage their changing teething needs. toofeze.com
Green Scene Mom - So Rad Giveaway So Rad
Magic Romper - $25

So Rad's romper has short sleeves for warmer days, even featuring a rear access entry door for easy diaper changes. This romper has no snaps, buttons, velcro or zippers! The kimono style front opens up so bebe can squeeze his little chubs into it and it's made from bamboo and organic cotton. shopsorad.com
Green Scene Mom - Itzy Ritzy Giveaway Itzy Ritzy
Infinity nursing scarf - $24.99

At Itzy Ritzy, we believe life on-the-go in style is possible. Our modern multi-purpose products pack a number of dazzling punches to provide attractive solutions to everyday challenges without making you do a lot of work. Now with a global presence with thousands of retailers, Itzy Ritzy is reinventing practical luxury for modern families around the world. We consider our job done when you get your job done in a stylish, exciting and refreshingly simple way. itzyritzy.com
Green Scene Mom - Googaro Giveaway Googaro
1 monthly box - $50

Googaro is a subscription box service delivering the best, most exciting new products for tots 0-3 years of age. We want to simplify your life and help you discover incredible new products that are a perfect blend of practical, safe, stylish and fun. googaro.com
Green Scene Mom - Olli and Lime Giveaway Olli and Lime
Dots Decals pack of 50 - $20

Olli & Lime dots vinyl wall decals create a dramatic feature on your wall. Each pack includes 50 one-inch dots, in your choice of colors. Olli & Lime designs modern nursery bedding and decor, for design-conscious parents. All products are made in the USA. olliandlime.com
Green Scene Mom - Earnest Eats Giveaway Earnest Eats
Superfood Snack Set - $130

At Earnest Eats we uncomplicated good food choices by creating whole food happiness in everything we make. You'll feel great every time you eat one of our foods! Our Superfood Hot Cereals are made with Superfood Grains – Whole Oats + Quinoa + Amaranth – plus fruits, nuts and seeds like almonds, blueberries, chia seeds, cranberries, and unsweetened cocoa for an added powerhouse of protein, fiber and nutrition to fuel the day. Our Baked Whole Food Energy Bars are made with whole nuts, fruits, seeds, whole organic oats and superfood almond butter, baked in small batches in ovens for a soft cookie-like texture. No spray-on vitamins or protein powders. No corn, peanut or soy oils. Our Superfood Chewy Granola Bars are made with their Superfood Grain Blend – Whole Oats + Quinoa + Amaranth – providing slow-release energy along with protein, fiber and phytonutrients. All in under 150 Calories and 9g Sugar. earnesteats.com
Green Scene Mom - PAK Urban Survival Kit Giveaway PAK
Original Green PAK (28 of PAK's on-the-go essentials) + Micro Black PAK (up to 16 of PAK's most essential "pocket-sized" items) + a Towelette Gift Bag - $90

The ultimate Urban Survival Kit: Unique kits stocked with personal care essentials needed on-the-go. PAK's product makes the perfect gift, ideal travel companion and a necessity for the girl on-the-go. It's there for you in a pinch, keeping you prepared for life's "misadventures". Moms are always doing a million things at once while going ninety miles an hour. PAK makes life a little less chaotic by putting all of your personal essentials into one compact place. Keep it together with PAK. thepakstore.com

Prize Gift Set - Retail Value $1,200

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Thug Life Shirts Review!

I've been really into wearing basic t-shirts lately so I was really excited to partner up with Thug Life Shirts for this review. They have a ton of shirts with quotes, sayings, and just random things on them. All of their shirts are printed on American Apparel's athletic tri-blend t-shirts. It was hard for me to pick just one to review because there was a ton I liked but I went with the "I Already Want to Nap" shirt. After all, I am a mommy who doesn't get anywhere close to the amount of sleep I should be getting. A nap always sounds good but never actually happens. I do have to say though that if you're purchasing your shirt in women's (they offer unisex and women's styles) that the sizing is closer to junior's. I ordered a large, and while I am a little chubby, I feel like a large in women's usually fits a little looser on me than this one does. It still fits really nice though.


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

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Feel Foxy Review!

After having two babies, my body has been through a lot. It's crazy because I'm 13lbs "skinnier" now than I was when I first got pregnant with Ryan 3+ years ago. While I feel a lot better about myself I still have a long way to go. I have some jiggle and some flab that doesn't always look too nice in clothes and I always feel really self conscious. I had been hearing a lot about waist cinchers lately so I was really excited when I got the opportunity to work with Feel Foxy.

Feel Foxy is a website that started back in 2004 with their famous "Bikini Butt Bra" and now has so many different types of figure shapers to choose from. I received the Ann Chery Clasica Latex Waist Cincher and the Butt Lifter Body Short with Vitamin E and Algae.


Ann Chery Clasica Latex Waist Cincher
About it: This waist cincher has a high-compression latex band lined with ultra-soft cotton. It will give you the resistance to tone and firm your core without sacrificing any boom in your bust. It has built-in non-memory FlexiBoning supports that will always keep to your natural contours. It has been reported that prolonged habitual use of this high compression body shaper aids in waistline reduction, slimming up to 4 dress sizes in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. It works by utilizing perfectly applied compression and providing resistance to ramp up your thermal activity, maximizing the work your muscles do for you to promote weight loss. It also helps reduce your waistline up to 3 sizes instantly while wearing it.

How I feel: First of all I just want to say that if you're considering buying anything from this website do not size down. If you're in-between sizes definitely go with the larger size. At first I ordered a large in both and it was way too small. I now have an XL for both and even at first they were a little hard  to get on. For reference, I'm 5'2" and 165 pounds. I've been wearing this almost every day for about 2 weeks now and I can see results every time I take it off. I do have some flab that hangs a little (lovely, I know) but as soon as I take this off it's much more firm looking. I like to wear this around the house because I do feel like it's noticeable under tighter fitting clothing. It definitely makes you "heat up" and I find myself sweating more than I normally would when I wear this while working out. I'll continue to wear this over time because overall, I'm really happy with the results. I do notice that the more consistently I wear it, the easier it is to get on. If I skip two or three days in a row I do feel like it's a bit harder to get on so I think consistence is key.


Butt Lifter Body Short with Vitamin E and Algae
About it: This shaper has a high level of compression that helps reduce your body by two sizes. It lifts the butt and breasts while slimming the abdomen, waist and hips. It has a Blended Thermal Latex Panel that is lined with Lycra Microfiber Nylon. The special powernet fabric contains Vitamin E and Marine Algae. The straps are not only adjustable but removable as well. The crotch of the shaper has a zipper which helps for easy bathroom access. The front zipper is invisible with six internal eye and hook closures. There is a silicone band at the top which keeps the shaper in place without rolling down.

How I feel: This does a really nice job at slimming me out. This is great to wear under a dress or pants however I don't recommend it under leggings or any cotton pants. If your pants are cotton and tight you will be able to see the "butt holes" underneath. However, if you wear it under anything else it's not noticeable. Let me also say your butt WILL be lifted. My butt went from sad butt to Kim Kardashian butt. I really like that you can adjust the straps and take them off if you need to. The silicone band does help with keeping it up. I haven't done anything crazy in this but the times I have worn it, it's stayed up. I was a little worried about the shorts digging into my thighs since I do have some meat on my bones but I don't have any issues with that.

I think this is a great company with some really great products. If you're looking for something to slim up or lift up a certain area I'm sure they have something that will help solve your problem!

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