Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stroller Fun!

So along with baby number three comes new baby gear. I was lucky enough to find a great BOB stroller this go round from a good friend. Of course, like all high end things it seems to have even less standard features then the cheaper models. Luxury hotels you pay for wi-fi and luxury stroller you have to pay to add on snack trays and parent organizers. Literally the day I picked up my stroller I got the opportunity to try out a universal stroller organizer.



Easily available on Amazon its been designed to handle the big issue of drinks spilling. The cup holder is soft with waterproof liner that hugs your cup so bumps and rattles are somewhat absorbed. Like all baby things moms want to see BPA and phthalate free and this is. Pure Bliss also offers a no hassle money back lifetime guarantee plus it's available to ship free with Amazon Prime.

The organizer velcros over the handles of the BOB but the velcro area is wide giving a very sturdy install. You can adjust exactly where and how it fits. The top compartment has storage (where I put my phone!!) with a magnetic closure. It's secure and has kept out rain for us even. I'm loving it and removed the BOB specific brand organizer from my registry!




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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Picked the name!

We've decided on a name!! Baby boy #3 will officially be called.....

video



Okay so that was probably not fair because I doubt many of you have a clue what he's saying. =) Make your guesses though and I'll update tomorrow. Who speaks toddler??

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout DVD

I've never done any yoga in my past pregnancies so trying out an at home DVD seemed like a fun way to incorporate stretching an relaxation in this third pregnancy. I received a copy of Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout DVD with Julie Schoen to review.

The DVD is for all stages of pregnancy from those first few tiring weeks to the last few weeks when moving seems difficult. As every birth instructor teaches staying active to the end can help make labor easier. In my natural labor with Carter, moving up until we were ready to push was key. Having that endurance is very difficult if you haven't been preparing though. 



The instructor in the video is Julie Schoen who is a certified pre-natal yoga instructor and founder of Yoginiology.com and Mommy Does Yoga.

Although the poses are modified for pregnancy, they are still aimed at keeping healthy muscle tone and helping to calm mommas-to-be. I felt calm and collected after going through the routines and it was all done in the privacy of my home! If you're looking for at home yoga for pregnancy check this out!!



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, September 24, 2014

Garlic Press

Ya'all know I have a sort of obsession with kitchen gadgets. Just like I can never keep a can opener working for more than a month I seem to go through garlic presses just as fast. I've even had to resort to buying garlic in oil already chopped because I ruin the presses too much! It's probably because I use them for uber hard ginger as much as I do garlic. Oops!!

This time I tried out the Propressor stainless steel garlic press. It ships free with Amazon Prime, always a plus for me, and comes with a money back guarantee. It' a very sturdy and strong feeling gadget and seems designed for easy pressing. It didn't require extensive strength to use with either garlic or my favorite ginger. It has a basket where the cloves are placed that swings outward away from the handles. Honestly not sure what benefit this offers but it works well so I didn't question the design!



The company sends a neat ebook with recipe ideas once you purchase too. So far we are a few weeks in with regular usage and so far no breakage or issues! I think it's a keeper. I'll be sure as always to update this post if anything changes.




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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws.

So if you're anything like my husband I'm sure the first thing you think of when you hear stainless steel straws is.. why? Well, I was interested in trying them out because we have lots of reusable cups that take plastic straws and I'd like to cut plastic use out of our life. These straws are durable, chew proof, and have a very long life of reusability!!

Our favorite smoothie cup for the kids had a plastic straw that one of them chewed shut. Of course no one sells just the straw to fit it. Enter Eco at Heart.



Their stainless steel straws came in a five pack from Amazon and include a nice durable straw cleaning brush. They have been simple to clean and I know if something funky starts to grow on them I can use bleach and hot water without affecting the integrity of the straw.

Overall I'm impressed with the straws. t's a simple concept but Eco at Heart has done it right. If you'd like to try them out you can enter their current contest. Eco at Heart is giving away two $50 gift cards to Amazon for those who have the most liked Instagram post that uses their logo and the hashtag #ecoatheart. Also 25 people who register will win a 5pk of straws. You can find more info and register here. The contest runs for ten days starting 9/23.


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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Julienne and Vegetable Peeler

I have a problem getting can openers to work and keeping vegetable peelers in the house. It's a weird sort of thing but somehow I tend to throw them out with the vegetable peels and can openers never work more than month or so for me. This means reviewing kitchen gadgets is always on my list!! This time I tried out the Priority Chef dual julienne and vegetable peeler.



It's easily available on Amazon which is a plus for me and available for Prime shipping. The company has lots of good feedback and was speedy in shipping my product. After you received your peeler you get a nice ebook with some good vegetable recipes. As a mom feeding pocky kids I'm always looking for help.

The shape of the device as a pure peeler takes some getting used to. Normally as I peel carrots or potatoes I'm used to the blade portion being parallel to the handle. Here, it's perpendicular. This didn't affect it's use just was different to me.

Zoodle (zucchini noodles) are all the rage now. I've seen recipes for making them from carrots and all sorts of vegetables and this is where the Priority Chef dual julienne and vegetable peeler really shines. It is a dual sided blade and the opposite side of the peeler makes perfect little "noodles". We made our and doused them in cheese and marinara to see if I could fool the kids. It was a no go but we'll keep trying. I've also made a fun salad using the julienne blade for myself!

This peeler is stainless steel and dishwasher safe and overall really sturdy. The handle isn't flimsy like I often find on others. Overall I'd give it 5 stars for the julienne portion. The peeler works great too just takes getting used to.


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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon to Drive a Race Car(s) Party!!

So my oldest has decided on the theme for his fifth birthday party. He loves his parties and talks about the next one before the current one has begun. This year he told me he wants a layer cake, ha! He couldnt' decide between Cars and How to Train Your Dragon so we are doing a How to Train Your Dragon to Drive a Race Car(s) Party!! But now I need help......

You can check out out 3 yr old Superhero Party here. 

I need some ideas on games, crafts, even goodie bag items that can combine both themes. I'm on Pinterest and you can follow me here and if you happen to see anything tag me!! Last year at his Knights party we had a hige dragon pinata I made so probably not the same thing again. 


We also did a dragon bean toss so I need new ideas!!
Got anything??

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It's a.....

BOY!!

Yep, boy #3 for us!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gender Scan!! Any guesses??

I'm 18 weeks with baby number three and today we had our anatomy scan, where we got to find out the gender. I'm starting with pictures from my earlier scan at 11w5d. Then there are pictures form today and a belly shot from today to go with it. Any guesses??

11w5d

11w5d