Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Caught the Easter Bunny Review and Giveaway!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com

I came across this adorable promotion and just had to give it a try!!!  I caught the Easter Bunny is a creative site where you can upload a picture of whatever you want...your house, your car, your yard, your living room...and then add an image of the Easter Bunny to show how the Easter Bunny was at your house!!  (a larger package also includes Santa, Cupid, and the Tooth Fairy!)

I thought that this was just adorable and was excited to try it for Miss A's Easter basket!  So, I ran outside (on this chilly rainy day) and snapped a few pictures of the front of our house.  We have a tall shrub at the end of our porch that I thought would be perfect for the Easter Bunny to hide behind!

I came back in and started the upload process.  I was nervous when I saw all that you could do with the photo and was worried that it would take a ton of time and effort.  I was wrong!  This site is extremely user friendly.  Very simple and easy to use!  You just upload your photo, enter your email, and then choose the Easter Bunny of your choice (there are a bunch of different poses and you can adjust the size to fit your photo).  You can also choose the brightness and color of the bunny as well as a cute border for around your entire picture!  It was fast, simple, and easy!  And hello...adorable!!!

I really enjoyed doing this and I can't wait to show Miss A that the Easter bunny was at HER house!!!!

Here is the photo that I made.

I caught the Easter Bunny is also giving FIVE lucky readers a free photo just like mine!  You will receive a coupon code to go on their site and create your own photo for free!  What a cute idea for young children...or old ones!  I love this!!!

If you would like to purchase separately, you may use the coupon code BUNNYHOP25 for 25% off your purchase!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Butt Naked Baby Review and Giveaway

Butt Naked Baby is a natural and organic skin care line specifically made for babies and sensitive skin.  The Butt Naked Baby company has taken pride in creating only the best formula for their products by using natural ingredients such as Green Tea, Calendula, White Tea, oils, and other natural ingredients.  These products are also 100% toxin and fragrance free, high in antioxidants, cruelty free, and made in the USA.

I had the pleasure to use and review the Nourishing Lotion, 911 Rescue Cream, and the Shea Stick on both myself and Miss A.  We are both extremely fair skinned and have very sensitive skin.  (I sadly gave her that gene)  So these products were right up our alley!  We are always looking for repairing lotions and creams that are also gentle on our overly sensitive skin!

Also, since all of their products are fragrance free and made of natural components, all of these products have a nice, fresh, clean smell to them!  Very nice!

Nourishing Lotion – Total Stars ★★★★☆

Buy here.

This lotion is fantastic.  It goes on smooth, leaves no greasy residue, and really hydrates and heals your skin.  The only problem that I had with this lotion is that it is very creamy and does take a bit of time and effort to rub it in especially if your skin is extremely dry.  It is well worth the time and energy due to the healing benefits.  But when you are trying to apply this to a squirming toddler, it can be difficult to hold them down and rub this lotion in completely so that it does not get all over their clothes, toys, the furniture, etc.

911 Rescue Cream – Total Stars ★★★★★

Buy here.

I love this cream.  Let me repeat…Love this cream!  The cream is soft and smooth like silk going on, rubs in quickly and easily, leaves no greasy residue, and you can instantly feel the hydration and healing going on your skin.  As a nurse, with frequent hand washings, my hands are always cracked, rough, and dry.  This cream almost instantly healed the skin on my hands and made them soft and smooth again!  Likewise, Miss A has rough patches of skin and some eczema on the backs of her arms and thighs, this cream did wonders for healing that up!  This cream has just been fabulous for both of us and our poor sensitive skin!  If I could give this cream higher than 5 stars, I would!

Shea Stick – Total Stars ★★★★★

Buy here.

Amazing!  Miss A always has chapped cheeks from the combination of sensitive skin and then sucking her thumb/drooling in her sleep.  Every morning, she wakes up with bright red cheeks from laying in drool (stomach sleeper).  So I had found a cream with calendula in it to put on her cheeks.  It worked well, but was very greasy and messy.  When I was sent this Shea Stick, saw that it contained Calendula and was for chapped lips, cheeks, etc…I was SO excited.  From the first use, I was in Love!  This is super easy to put on since it is in stick form (like a glue stick) so there is no mess.  It goes on well with no greasy residue.  And best of all, it worked wonders at healing and protecting her little cheeks!  Now that I put this on daily, she does not wake with bright red cheeks!  Her skin is healed and protected!  I have also used it for both of our dry lips and it has worked very well at that too!  This product is fabulous!

You can buy Butt Naked Baby Products directly from Butt Naked Baby here.  Butt Naked Baby Products are also available at Target and drugstore.com.

Giveaway below-

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DinkleDooz OS Diaper Review and Giveaway

Fits 8-35 pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★★★☆  This diaper retails for $15.95 (3 stars) but right now, Go Go Natural is having an introductory special and this diaper is $11.16 a per diaper!  Also, Go Go Natural has packages of 3,6, or 12 diapers in which the price per diaper is less as you buy more. Very affordable!  Plus, this diaper has some amazing benefits that make it worth your money!  This diaper can be bought from Go Go Natural here.

Leaks:  ★★★☆☆  This diaper was fantastic and leak free for daytime use and naps (up to 3 hours).  But, for night time use, the included inserts were just not enough for my heavy wetter!  Luckily, since this diaper is a pocket diaper, I could put in a different insert and then this was a great night time diaper too but it definitely needed the extra absorbency!  This diaper comes with a smaller newborn insert as well as a larger toddler insert.  The newborn insert can be used as a doubler with the toddler insert for extra absorbency.  The pocket also features a flap to keep your inserts in and maintain a leak free back.

Fit:  ★★★★★  In terms of fit, this diaper is QUITE similar to the Fuzzibunz!  This diaper has the 3 snaps on each tab (2 for the waist and one for the leg/hip) just like the Fuzzibunz.  This means a perfect fit every time!  Also, this diaper has a few things that many Fuzzibunz users wish their diapers have.  The first is crossover tabs!  This means that even for newborns or small waisted children, you can still get a perfect fit!  This also means that this diaper will truly fit at a newborn size!  Also, this diaper features the 3 snap down rise to lower the rise on a smaller child and let it out for a bigger one!  This multitude of adjustments give this diaper a perfect fit every time!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆  Since this diaper does have a multitude of snaps and possible adjustments, I would be a bit intimidating and confusing to a new-to-cloth diapering parent or someone who had never used snaps.  But once you have used the diaper a time or two, it is a cinch! 

Washing:  ★★★★★  Since this is a snap diaper, there is no washing wear or tear on the closure.  The pocket for this diaper is nice and wide for stuffing and removing the inserts.  The fleece inner is still extremely soft and it repels stains well.  This diaper still looks brand new and it has been used many times!  Great washability!

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★  I had been very curious about this diaper but it looked like many other diapers on the market.  I was surprised when I got this to review that it was as nice as it is and that it is quite different from others on the market!  Dinkledooz has taken those features that we love about other pocket diapers and has combined it into one diaper!  This diaper fits a lot like the Fuzzibunz diapers, but it has a wider pocket and the snap down rise!  Plus, this diaper is less expensive than the Fuzzibunz!  The only improvement that I could see for this diaper is the addition of replaceable/ removable elastic!

Total Stars:  26/30

For more information, you can visit the DinkleDooz site here.

Below, you can see a side-by-side comparison of DinkleDooz and Fuzzibunz OS.  DinkleDooz is the light pink and Fuzzibunz OS is the dark purple.
 In these two pictures, you can really see how much wider the pocket is in the DinkleDooz.

You can purchase DinkleDooz diapers from Go Go Natural here.  Or, Giveaway below!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Hi Guys!  Sorry I have been so quiet lately!  I have been really stressed out lately...most of which is self inflicted!  I need to learn not to stress about stupid stuff!  But anyway...

I have some fantastic reviews and giveaways coming!  Hoping to have one posted tomorrow for a very nice, inexpensive, reliable cloth diapering option.  Those are always nice, right?

Hope you are staying tuned!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Free Baby Bond - Today ONLY!!!

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a Baby Bond nursing cover.  You can read that review here.  

And now, Slurp & Burp LLC will be offering a FREE* BabyBond to everyone who buys a BabyBond online from Babies R Us or buybuyBABY!!! This limited time offer will be valid between 4 pm and 8 pm EST Thursday 4/7/11.

*Buy one BabyBond online from Babies R Us or buybuyBABY and receive another BabyBond of your choice from Slurp & Burp LLC with only paying $10 shipping/handling. Email receipt from Babies R Us or buybuyBABY to pr@babybondnursing.com along with your choice of BabyBond. We will invoice $10 via PayPal for shipping/handling ($15 for international shipping) and ship your FREE BabyBond once shipping/handling fees are paid. Receipt must be dated 4/7/11.

Please also follow Baby Bond on Facebook here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Baby Company Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of finally visiting my ONE and ONLY semi-local Cloth Diaper brick and mortar store Happy Baby Company!  It was so exciting for me to finally be IN a store and be able to see cloth diapers prior to buying them!  I was like a kid in a candy shop with a goofy grin on my face when we walked in!  I didn't know what to look at first!!!

Even more exciting, I was able to meet the owners of Happy Baby Company and chat with them for a bit.  Both Adam and Lilli are amazing and I was thrilled to be able to meet the faces behind the screen names!  They run the business themselves and offer Cloth Diapering Orientation classes for local parents!

Please, help me to support this wonderful couple, their beautiful children, and the one and only Cloth Diapering and Natural Parenting store in Western Pennsylvania!!!  I love being able to help a local business!!!

The best part...they GRACIOUSLY offered to do a giveaway for TMG fans!  (it pays to know people in high places!)  So my field trip and networking has brought goodies back for you!!!

PS.  Did you know that Happy Baby Company offers free shipping to the USA?  Does your online retailer have free shipping???  You can order direct from Happy Baby Company here.  And giveaway below!

Happy Baby Company is giving one lucky TMG reader a Planet Wise Medium Wet Bag in Tropical Retreat.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Under Cover Month Winners!!!

The much anticipated announcement...the WINNERS!!!!  Instructions at the bottom...because I know you are not even reading this...you are already half way down the page looking for your name! :)

Mother-Ease - Elizabeth McCarthy

For the Monster - Brooke Schwaderer

Dimple Buns - Jenny Hull

Nurtured Family - Andi Bradshaw

Econobum - Hannah Avery 

OsoCozy - Narelle Galloway

Bummis - Ariel Witt

Ruby Moon - Hillary Wenrich

Smart Bottoms - Laura Lovewell

AMP - Laura Burns

GEN-Y - Ashley Nance

Zookies - Leti Smith

Lil Bunz - Libby Hunt

Tiny Tush - Hannah Matousek

For Mom and Keiki - Emily Urso

Miss Lily's - Heather Mahan

Abby's Lane - Kari Meeker

Aliyah's Hope Chest - Alexis Bertch

Did you win? I hope so!!! Ok, now that you have looked to see if you have won...Winners, congrats!!! For those of you who did not win (and there are many of you...there were SO many entries) there are always more giveaways coming! So stay tuned!

Ok, for those of you who have won, I will be emailing you later today to get all of your information! I will then forward that information on to the sponsor and you should have your prize shortly!!! :) So check your email later today!! CONGRATS!

Again, thank you EVERYONE for reading and playing along during Under Cover Month!!