Thursday, July 26, 2012

San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow Review/Giveaway

 I am a breastfeeding advocate through and through. When our fifth was an infant I actually became a La Leche League Leader, for our local chapter. As most of us know, nursing isn't always easy. Latch is the number one issue new mothers and experienced mothers alike suffer with. In my experience, one of the reasons for this, is how momma's are holding their new little precious baby. I have seen mothers bending down trying to take the breast to the baby, I have seen the baby rolling inward on certain nursing pillows, to where the baby was facing momma's belly button rather than breast. I have seen momma's propping with pillows, but it just  not quit working out. I myself have tried several different nursing pillows over the years. Some I liked some I very much disliked (yes momma's name brand even) Then I was introduced to the San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow! This is the nursing pillow every mother should own. I think Midwives and hospitals should give them to new mothers. There is nothing like the San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow.  A totally Green Eco Friendly Nursing Pillow.

               front package
                                    back package

 The San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow has to be the best nursing pillow I have ever used. It is extremely comfortable, and easy to use. it even comes with an optional covering, built right in. It Velcro's to the front and you wear it up around your neck. No way baby can tug this aside. I love that, for either new nursing mothers, modest nursing mothers, or mothers who are somewhere more public such as church.
                                                or without the cover
                                            you can tuck this up all nice and pretty and you wouldn't even notice it was there, I just didn't do this time. It also has a small pillow for your back. This is a lifesaver. I have had nursing pillows that had this before, only they were attached to the pillow itself and couldn't be moved for comfort. The San Diego Eco Nursing Pillow's small back pillow is velcro'd on so you can remove it and place it anywhere that best suits you for personal comfort. I LOVE this!
                                 notice I like mine halfway up my back, other nursing pillows, claiming to have back support weer just uncomfortable for me.            The San Diego Eco Nursing Pillow also helps us mom's who let our little ones sleep on our laps after falling asleep nursing. I mean holding a little one can really get uncomfortable after a short amount of time. Not with this nursing pillow for support.
                    I could even support my workbook while Syhven sleeps peacefully.

  The San Diego Eco Nursing Pillow is completely innovative. Not only all of the very cool things listed below, but also you can purchase a Nursing Pillow for a single baby or one made for twins, how cool is that?
                Features and Benefits

1.Designed GREEN for your baby's future
Made of 100% virgin polyfiber. Hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable and recyclable. Odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free and Phthalate-free.
2.Signature Privacy Cover
Complete discretion while nursing! Lightweight mesh allows continuous airflow, and stores inside its own pocket when not in use. Easily detachable for quick machine wash-and-dry.
3.Signature Comfort Bolster
Complete perimeter bolster provides extraordinary support and comfort, surrounding your baby in soft, reassuring security. Extra piece of mind for mom, too.
4.Superior Surface Design
Patented angled surface design positions baby's head and body towards mother's breast, encouraging proper positioning, latch, suckle and swallow.
5.Detachable Back Pillow
Positionable anywhere along mother's spine for optimum posture and comfort, helping to relieve back, shoulder and neck strain.
6.Comfortable Fit up to 52" Waist
Adjustable waist strap with Quiet-Squeeze™ buckle keeps pillow secure.
7.Luxe Fabrics & Chic Colors
High-quality fabric covers are removable for machine wash-and-dry. Wrinkle-free and lead-free (no zippers or snaps).
8.Convenient Dual Pockets
Elasticized "Bottle Holsters" on one side of pillow, second pocket for remote or cell phone on the other side. Holds everything necessary within close reach.
(Taken from The Double Blessings website with permission)

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There is no other Nursing Pillow Like the San Diego Eco Nursing Pillow. I have never been happier with a nursing tool, than with this nursing pillow! This is my go-to gift for all new mothers from now on! I know that you will be just as happy with your San Diego Eco Nursing Pillow as I am! To purchase the most amazing Nursing Pillows ever, just check out their website here.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Our Summer Has Been Flying By

  This summer has been so very busy! I have been neglectful, to so many different things. From my Blog, to my bible studies, to our typical summer school fun things. Yet it doesn't seem like we have gotten much more accomplished. Yes we have done several different things that were fun, such as a
                                                                   boat rides,         

                             birthday parties,

                                                      pool parties,
4-H and water balloon fights (the children's favorite thing to do) My oldest two children have helped dad alot (mostly Haven, daddy was so proud he said she could get her nails done! )
with busting out our our basement floor, to fix the drainage problem. Alyssa helped to for a bit as well.
 I started selling Thirty-One as an independent consultant, which I am loving!

 and Vacation Bible School-Hadassah's first year :-)
   So it's not that we have just been sitting around, but...
I am wondering how it became mid-July already. I am truly looking forward to Fall, when everything goes back to usual and we have a schedule again. I need that. Also it's been so hot and dry here, being outside isn't as enjoyable as usual. I do hope that you all are enjoying your summers, maybe you have even gotten to rest a bit :-)

Friday, July 13, 2012


  Vitamins, Vitamins are so important to our family. I know, that in our modern society, our food barely has the quality it did ten years ago, let alone fifty. Yet we put more stress on our bodies, whether it be from sporting activities or work or even our day to day running. SO how are we to stay healthy with unhealthy foods in our diet, or healthy foods, just less quality healthy foods and more demanding lifestyles, vitamins!
                             I often premake mine and then just take it to go, shake it up and drink it up                      
  Most of us have heard that alot of our vitamins are being flushed down the drain, or just sitting in our gut unable to be digested. This is simply NOT ok to me, to waste such money. Not to mention the fact if I take a vitamin, I want to to work. Or all of these knock off vitamins that are no better then taking nothing at all. So whats the answer, Vitalah!
 Vitalah is a fantastic company that has answered my prayers for a fantastic vitamin for my whole family, whether it be form a prenatal, while I am pregnant or nursing, or the children or my husband. Not a pill or a chewy, but a drink, yes a drink. I mean this makes so much sense. No more worrying about whether I am getting all of the vitamin I paid for and I need, because I am drinking it. I know it will be digested. This makes me so happy.
                                     (Yes I totaly stole the picture, it looks so yummy)
 And the company itself, amazing! it was created by an amazing group of Dr.s (more on them in a moment) that aren't out solely for profit. And they aren't big pharmaceutical company Dr.'s they are actually trained in herbal medicine. How cool is that? We try to stay away from big pharma companies if we can and go as natural as we can, so when I discovered this about Vitalah's Oxylent I was thrilled! Using only quality ingredients that are easily absorbed, Oxylent is made with Albion Minerals, and has gotten Albion’s Gold Medallion, which awarded them for their excellence in mineral fortification. I love that I can trust what I am putting into my body and into my families bodies.
And the taste is fabulous. My children beg, and no I am not exaggerating, the beg to make a "vitamin drink" everyday. It is made with stevia, and I have used that for years as a natural sweetener. I love that I am not downing a bunch of sugar in my vitamins. Because that kind of seems silly to take a vitamin loaded with sugar. Oh and, we used to drink vitamin  water at sporting events and we always see kids drinking gatorade or powerade. My kids would ask, but I knew to stay away from that junk, I mean food dyes and sugar, ugh the whole thing is trash in a bottle. Again another great way to use Vitalah, is at sporting events (we are big soccer people here) It gives the kids a natural boost, I love it. I know that's what we plan to pack for the kids for soccer season coming up.
    Oh and on the some Dr.s who are Vitalah , Dr. Audra Foster is a licensed, board-certified doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and is considered a Primary Care Physician in the state of California. She has been in private practice for 15 years, and focuses on general medicine with an emphasis in women's health. Super cool, seeings how, I tend to be pregnant or nursing just about all of the time :-) Dr. Foster graduated from Pitzer College with a Bachelors of Art in PreMed and Neuropsychopharmacology. She earned her doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine (love this) from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Her clinical training took place at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, where she graduated in 1997. Dr. Foster also pursued a license in midwifery while in Seattle, and she completed a year residency as a Naturopathic Doctor and Midwife at a birth center in Seattle. Super cool, I have my babies at home an di am thinking that Vitalah Oxylent would be a great "birth" drink as well.
 I just  can not tell you how impressed I am with this company. I know that this is where our family will be getting our vtamins from now on.
They have also been kind enough to offer a 20% off code: TOPOXYLENT for the rest of the month of July. I urge you to try out Oxylent, I know you will be just as impressed as I was. Also check them out on Facebook and Twitter and see all the famous athletes and stars who drink Vitalah!
Oh and check out the Olive Parents blog party-super great giveawawy.
    Thank you Vitalah for making such a great product for the whole family.

Monday, July 9, 2012

My New Venture With Thirty-One

  I heard about Thirty-One about a year ago. I was invited to a party (I honestly thought it was someones 31st b-day party, haha), but I didn't know the person who invited me, plus she lived a few hours away from me, so I didn't go. Then again, a friend invited me and I did go this time around. I was so happy that I went, I LOVE Thirty-One! I ordered several things and left wanting more. At first I thought, I would host my own party, just have the women selling come to my house. However, by the end of the week, even before I had recieved my stuff, I knew I wanted to sell Thirty-One!  absolutely LOVE all they have to offer! From purses, to bags, to totes, to wallets, to thermals to flat iron cases, to organizers and more.
  I started seeing Thirty-One products around town, and it made me smile. I have never did anything like this before. I never sold anything, and I am a bit nervous, but Thirty-One has such great produts, I think anyone who tries ANY of Thirty-Ones products will definatelly be a returning customer. I mean they come out with new prints and catalog every season.
  Thirty-One has great products to help women like me get organized as well.
                                   (some of the ways to organize with Thirty-One)
Their products have endless possibilities. They could be used from purses to diaper bags, to grocery totes, to sports bags, to beach bags, to storage and more, very versitile. Oh and you can personalize the majority of the bags, I love this! I love having our initials, or last name on my bags. I plan to order some for our kids this soccer season, with their names to carry to the fields. Alot of moms are putting Baby "last name" and using them for diaper bags.
                                          (super cute personalized family bags)
  You can have a Thirty-One party at an individuals house or you can have a Book party, where you just pass out catalogs to friends, or anyone, anytime can get on my website
 and order and get their Amazingly Cool Products shipped right to their door. You can't beat that. And I love that it is a Christian based woman made company, with their home base right here in Ohio. Yet selling all over the world. 
   I am proud to be an independant consultant of Thirty-One. It would be great if you  would check out my site and glimpse through the catalog, and let me know what you think of Thirty-One. If you like their products, you could place an order, or even sign up for my newsletter, that sends out one email a month, letting you know the current monthly specials. Let me know if you also would be interested in a Thirty-One Giveaway. Happy shopping!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

We proudly welcome you to the Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event hosted by the Iowa-Mom and Bay Area Mommy!

Thank you to our lovely co-hosts Simply Frugal Living and Learning to Limit!

Eddie Bauer Travel System
Travel in comfort and style with the Eddie Bauer Trailmaker Travel System. This stroller and infant car seat combination will help make all your journeys more enjoyable. The stroller features a handy parent tray with cup holder and a larger storage basket with easy, spring-down access for all the bigger gear you need to take along for the ride once out of the car. The 1-hand fold and stand with self-locking feature makes it easy to either stow in your vehicle or store at home. The included infant car seat transitions easily from stroller to car and then back again so that your little one will remain comfy on all legs of the trip!

Eddie Bauer Classic High Chair
Crafted to complement your home, the Eddie Bauer Classic High Chair features a dishwasher-safe insert tray that helps make cleanup simple. The high chair also has a convenient rear storage compartment that's perfect for bibs, baby food jars, and utensils! You'll love both the classic wood style and the convenience this high chair brings to your home.

Eddie Bauer Playard
Eddie Bauer offers parents a play yard that will take their little adventurer from nap to play and back again. Featuring a canopy with enchanting plush bears and a comforting Baby Module, nap time is sure to be peaceful, no matter what time of day. The Flip Away changer is there when you need it and easy to move out of the way when you don't. Remove the bassinet to reveal a roomy play yard that makes it easy to keep your baby close by, but not underfoot.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ladder Hill Designs Tinkle Time Trainers Review

Ladder Hill Designs is the maker behind Tinkle Time Trainers , which happen to be my daughters favorite trainers! They carry some of the cutest prints out there. And lets face it, little ones would almost always choose a cute printed trainer over a solid color.When it is time for Hadassah to get her trainers on, she always reaches for her Tinkle Time Trainers if they are available. I think not only because they look and feel more like "big kid" panties, then most other brands with the snaps on the sides. I mean snaps are great for poo accidents, but Hadassah notices those snaps and often will say "I don't want them". After all "big kid" panties don't have snaps on the sides. However if you do prefer the side snaps, they carry those as well :-) I just think that every child is different, and you will learn your child's, as well as your own preference.
   Ladder Hill Designs carry Day trainers
     Daytime Trainer "pull-Up" style

These are great Trainers.The inside is lined with cotton velour for the "oops" feeling.  They are very absorbent due to the Sewn in soaker made of Zorb, that's between bamboo fleece. There is also a layer of PUL hidden in there as well, to help keep cloths dry. You can have the choice of leg bands made with cotton or fleece.  Hadassah has those made of fleece and they are so soft. The sides are nice and stretchy, for easy pull ups and downs. If you want you can purchase the Trainers with side snaps, for extra space to grow.
   Hadassah in her Day Tinkle Trainers
  They fit like a dream if you ask me

  As I said Ladder Hill Designs also carry Night Trainers. How cute are these!

             Tinkle Time Night Trainer
This has to be my favorite print on a Trainer I have ever seen! This is Hadassahs favorite as well. She will often want to wear it, even if it is not night time.
Notice the rise is higher, this is for night time comfort, and the leg and waist band are also fleece on these trainers as well. The sides are elastic, for easy ups and downs. The difference here is that they have  a pocket opening in the Tinkle Time Night Trainer so you can either purchase one with inserts, or use those you already have (Chinese newborn prefold size), which allows for errand running, without fear of having to take an extra set of cloths, or night time use.
Or as I said earlier, during the day as well for early learners or those who just love their Ladder Hill Tinkle Trainers and want to wear them all of the time, like my little one. The Night Trainers also have that cotton velour, for the "oops" feelings just like the Day Trainers. And if you prefer snaps, the Night Trainer can come in snaps as well.  I have to tell you, I have a hard time getting these off of her.
Hadassah napping in her Tinkle Time Night Trainers
Ladder Hill Designs also gives you the option of embroidery, for an additional small fee. You can also purchase extra soakers for your Night Trainer.
 Some of my favorite things about these Trainers are the number one Hadassah loves them! Therefore they are more likely to work in her potty training. I love the variety of prints. I love the fact you have the option of snaps or no snaps. I love that there are Day or Night Trainers. And I just love the name Tinkle Time, how cute.
Things I don't so much love, hmm this was hard. I guess if i had to come up with something, I think I would like the leg bands if they were not so thick down her leg. Otherwise I couldn't be happier with a Trainer if I designed it myself.