Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Organic Toddler Pillow for Optimum Sleep [Review]

Clean eating and clean living not only involves eating whole and organic foods, but it also involves removes toxins from our whole environment - body products, beauty products, clothes, furniture, bedding, etc. One of my goals as a stay at home mom is to provide the least toxic environment for my son. For the past several years, I have spent a lot of time researching the most natural and organics products to purchase. Babies spend a lot of time sleeping, so choosing organic bedding is of utmost importance. Snugg Organic "My Little Big" organic toddler pillow is a premium natural shredded latex pillow with an organic pillow case.

Snugg Organic My Little Big Pillow      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Made with natural latex
Initial latex smell (non-toxic, temporary)
Organic cotton blend pillow case

Durable and long lasting (up to 20 years)

Hidden zipper

Snugg Organic toddler pillow is made from premium shredded latex that is covered with an organic cotton blend. The case is hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant and durable. Each pillow comes with a lifelong guarantee and could last up to 20 years with proper care and use. The pillow size is meant for toddlers and children age 2+. The size is a little larger, so it will last the toddler through childhood. Pillow size: 20" x 14" x 3".

Let's talk about the latex. Latex is made from the rubber tree. My Little Big Pillow is made with organic 100% pure shredded latex filling, which is chemical-free and healthier for a child. Synthetic pillows, and even natural down pillows, can be treated with pesticides and chemicals. The company representative said that there are no other chemicals used during the latex manufacturing process. The latex is 100% organic.

There is a latex smell and it is temporary. The smell is non-toxic and goes away with time. The pillow is 100% chemical-free, so the smell is not from any chemicals, but just the natural rubber latex. When I took the pillow from the plastic packaging, I noticed the smell. It was not too strong, but I would not put the pillow out for use immediately upon receiving it. I kept the pillow out in the house and in the breezeway (on warmer days) to let it air out and within about 1-2 weeks, the smell mostly seemed to go away.

The pillow cover is very soft. The inner cover is made from 100% polyester and the outer cover is made from 40% cotton and 60% polyester. No flame retardants or other chemicals are used. The organic cotton fabric blend has a quilted look to it and is very thick. The zipper on the side is hidden. The only part that can be felt is the little zipper pull. My husband and I were both impressed with how soft the pillow case is. The pillow cover is machine washable.


The latex filling is shredded pretty small. It is hard to tell it's even shredded latex from feeling it on the outside. The pillow is about medium firmness.

My Thoughts: I love this pillow because it is made from organic and natural materials, it is very durable and will last a long time, and it is the perfect size for my toddler and will last him for years to come. I would like to see the company use 100% organic cotton, especially for the outer cover, which would touch a child's skin. I asked the company representative why 100% organic cotton is noted used and she mentioned that the cotton blended with the polyester makes the cover softer and washes better.

I would purchase this pillow and would recommend it. Aside from needing to let the latex smell wear off, this toddler pillow is eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tips for Eating at a Nice Restaurant with a Toddler

I love good, gourmet food. When I first gave birth to our son, I was hesitant to take him to nice restaurants. What would people think if I brought a baby? Would he cry and cause a scene? Well, yes, babies and toddler crying and causing scenes can happen anywhere. I prefer to dine in local establishments, so I had to figure out how to take my child to nice restaurants.

Here are my tips for eating a nice restaurant with a toddler.
  1. Ask if they have high chairs/boosters (or bring your own - we have a Prince Lionheart Pod that straps on to any chair).
  2. Dine early and allow 30 minutes for food to arrive at the table. 
  3. Request a booth or a table close to the door (in case you have to quickly sneak out with a screaming child). 
  4. Bring a bag of activities, books, toys, and let your toddler pick one item out at a time. 
  5. Bring snacks and/or dinner (in case your child does not want the ordered meal).
My 2 year old son currently doesn't sit in the high chair for more than 15 minutes, so we get him out and sit him in a chair or a lap with activities. If my parents are with us (on the rare occasion), then my mom usually takes our son out to walk around.

We use some or all of these tips depending on which restaurants we are going to and how long we will be there. Every child is different, so customizing to your child will set you up for a successful dining experience. Don't give up your favorite restaurant, bring a few extra items and adjust your expectations a little.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Swim, Sun and Fun [Giveaway]

Are you ready for summer? We are! The M.O.O.N. group and we are hosting one of the biggest giveaways of the summer. There are many prize packages for just about any item you would need to have a blast this summer. Click on the corresponding links to enter to win the other prize packages. 

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway!!  Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods, entertaining and more.......
I have to thank each and every wonderful sponsor who helped truly make this giveaway event possible!

Hosted by:
Make Our Own Network
A Lucky Ladybug, Tyrneathem, Java John Z's, 
and A Ladybug on the Go

Please be patient with our bloggers websites and load times since this is such a large event.  The forms may take a little extra time AND it may seem like this one has a little extra work to enter.  Even though each of the packages have their own giveaway form, you will find that most of the entries are identical.  This way if you like/follow a page in one you will already have it done for the next!

Summer Fun [Giveaway]

Summer is here! Let's have so fun with a big giveaway of several packages of items that will make your summer even more fun. View the packages and enter below.

summer fun giveaway

Welcome to the Summer Fun Giveaway

My awesome Co Hosts are:



Box 4 Blocks - See the review HERE.
Live Well Series (or) Jeff Gold Music – Sleep Well – See one of their product reviews HERE
20% discount any title – enter code: livewell only HERE
Power TekFlash LED Headlamp – See review HERE.
Power TekFire Talon Multitool – See review HERE.
Jackpot Candles - Jackpot Candle jewelry Candle of choice – See Review HERE.
$15 gift card toward Barefoot Books - See review HERE.
SH&SH Hair brush - See review HERE.
SH&SH Pizza cutter - See review HERE.


1st place 2nd prize 3rd prize     


Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month.This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 7/23/15. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. None of the promoting blogs are responsible for shipping of prizes. This post contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if clicked on and a purchase is made.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FREE Blogger Opp: Summer Dreams Giveaway

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I will need promoters, co hosts, and blogs with their own giveaway(s) to attached to this.
All giveaways must run the entire time July 1 - 31.
Each prize must be a minimum of $20 rv.
I will have the grand prize and need help with promoting and cohosts for that.
Sign Ups Close 6/28
Giveaway Dates: 7/1 12AM EST through 7/31 11:59pm EST



or can email me at las93063 at gmail dot com
All bloggers will receive 1 free link for posting and promoting giveaway
and 1 for posting and promoting bloggersopp, HERE.
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Co-hosts are $15 for the free links plus 5 more links of choice, Co host page on their site and at minimum 1 follow or secret word page, name and link to blog on giveaway html.
Of course no google+ and no required facebook like.
Other sign up options available on sign up form too!
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FREE Blogger Opp: $25 Paypal Giveaway

FREE Blogger Opp: BoomBoomPrints $50 GC

BoomBoomPrints $50 GC Giveaway! 
Open to US residents, 18 years plus.
Giveaway will begin on July 10th at 12am CST and will end on July 24th at 11:59pm CST. 
Sign Ups Close July 8th at approximately 10pm CST.

Bloggers received one free link for posting the giveaway on time and promoting it at least 3 times per week via Facebook, Twitter and other social media of choice. 
Receive a second free link for posting the Announcement post to help draw in more bloggers to sign-up.
Don't want to post the Announcement Post? Send $3 to mamis3littlemonkeys@yahoo.com via Paypal as a gift. 
Don't want to post or share the giveaway? Send $15 via Paypal to mamis3littlemonkeys@yahoo.com and we'll include ONE link of your choice. This link must be for a blog, NOT a business (including any direct sales). 

ALL links MUST pertain to a blog. NO business, direct sales, etc. links will be allowed.

Additional links are available for a small fee per link, please see sign up form for details.

Co-Host this event for $7 for 4 additional links (of your choice, no Google) as well as a secret color/print/etc. page. The blogger who refers the most bloggers will receive a free co-host spot! If you purchase a co-host spot and have the most referrals you're fee will be refunded. Sorry no other refunds for any reason. 

A Natural Complete Digestive Enzyme [Review]

Ever since I became pregnant and gave birth, there is something about meat that give me digestive issues. Furthermore, my diet is not as balanced as it should be because I am running around a toddler all day long and am lucky if I have a full meal. Starting probiotics has helped my digestion some. Adding a digestive enzyme supplement improved my digestive system even more. Enzymatrix Complete Digestive Enzyme is a complete and effective digestive enzyme formula, which includes a diverse range of 18 different enzymes to ensure proper digestion.

100 Naturals Enzymatrix Complete Digestive Enzyme      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good

Natural ingredients

No artificial additives or preservatives

Made in the USA

100 Naturals Upbiotics Advanced Probiotic Formula contains 18 different enzymes to ensure proper digestion with each meal regardless of food groups. Each enzyme helps with a specific type or types of foods. I like that this a complete solution for digestive enzymes and is a supplement that can be taken regardless of what is eaten. The capsules are the standard size and are easy to take. The enzyme supplement is flavorless.

Enzymatrix Complete Digestive Enzymes:
Protease 1
Protease 2
Alpha Galactosidase
Beta Glucanase

The enzymes work for different types of food groups, including digesting beans, legumes, fruits, vegetables, carbs, fiber, grains, proteins, plant walls, sucrose, milk sugar in dairy products, fats, carbs from grains, phytic acid in nuts and grains, etc.

Other ingredients include: maltodextrin, vegetable capsule (hypromellose and water), and medium chain triglycerides.

This list of ingredients is one of the simplest for supplements. Even in natural supplements, sometimes it is hard to avoid fillers that are required to make the product work or make the supplement easier to digest and get absorbed into the body. I like the simple ingredient list.

Uses: The bottle states that the 1 capsule should be taken 1-2 times at the beginning of each meal as a dietary supplement. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day. Since this was the first time I have taken an enzyme supplement, I did some experimenting with the timing since I had read that some people take the supplement up to 30 minutes before the meal and some take the supplement at the beginning of the meal. For me, it worked to take the supplement about 15-30 minutes before the meal for best results.

Results: My issues with digesting meat must be related to the fats because when I eat fattier meat, I have more issues. For example, lamb is usually very heavy for my stomach and I get indigestion after eating it. Since I have began taking the enzyme supplement about 15-30 minutes before eating a meal with meat, I feel like my digestion issues have improved some. I have reached for the baking soda (my natural indigestion remedy) less. Otherwise, I have not had any GI issues like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. I do feel like taking the enzyme supplement when I know I am going to eat a meal with meat has helped my digestion.

If you are looking for a high quality, natural enzyme supplement, 100 Natural Enzymatrix Complete Digestive Enzyme System is a great supplement to have on hand. This supplement would also be great for people who have intolerances and sensitives to food groups such as gluten and dairy because it might allow them to consume those food groups without the negative side effects.

Disclosure: I am not a medical professional. Information about the product was sourced from the company website. These statements have not be reviewed by the FDA, not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any conditions or diseases. Please consult your physician before starting a new supplement. I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Swinging into Summer [Giveaway]

Summer has started! We are in full swing of hot days and pool time! My toddler and I love spending time playing in the yard. This large Swing and Spin swing is the perfect outdoor accessory for us! Enter below for a chance to win.

ARV $199

Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
Make Our Own Network
The Swing and Spin brings back the fun of a classic tire swing while providing you and your family with a safe, durable and versatile backyard pastime.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tea Variety Bundle [Giveaway]

Are you are a tea lover? Then this giveaway is perfect for you to enter! Two lucky winners will receive a variety bundle of 6 teas from EnjoyingTea.com. 


Deliciously Savvy & My Silly Little Gang! Are Hosting a Fabulous Giveaway For EnjoyingTea.com for a fabulous 6 Teas Variety Bundle! 2 Winners Each Get a 6 Teas Variety Bundle! ($84 ARV ~ $42 RV Each Winner)

Sponsored By ~ EnjoyingTea.com
Co-Hosted By :

Jasmine green tea is extremely refreshing and is great at quenching thirst. When brewed, this tea yields a pale green color with subtle aromas of the finest jasmine. This is a great tea for all occasions.
This is an exquisite black tea from the southern Anhui province in China. When brewed it has a sweet orchid aroma and a dark orange color. Keemun black tea is considered the finest of all black teas.
This delicious tea includes roasted yerba mate, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, and black pepper. When brewed this full body tea produces a spicy aromatic flavor.
This tea is made from top grade orange pekoe Ceylon black tea scented with the elegant fragrance of bergamot. The Ceylon tea is grown at the altitude of 7000 feet above sea level from the Sri Lanka region. When brewed this tea produces a bright coppery color liquid with a piquant and refreshing taste.
The slimming organic oolong tea comes from China. When brewed, this tea offers a smooth taste, nutty flavor, and a sweet lingering aftertaste. This tea is also great served chilled. Studies have shown that this tea has weight loss benefits. USDA Organic.
Vanilla Rooibos ($6 ARV)
This Rooibos is mixed with subtle notes of sweet fresh vanilla, calendula petals, and almond slices. A dash of sugar and milk helps to bring out the natural sweetness of this tea. Serve hot or cold for a real treat!
Check Out EnjoyingTea.com Today!

Giveaway Dates ~ 6/15 9AM EST until 7/02 9AM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.

This giveaway will end at 9AM (EST) on 7/02/15!

FREE Blogger Opp: Summer Fun Giveaway

summer fun giveaway  


Sponsors so far
Kobert International
HaveSome Goods
clever yoga
Live Well Series (or) Jeff Gold Music
Power Tek
intelliARMOR The Smarter Screen Protector
Sprouts Remedies
Care me
Get Bats Out
JJ Suspenders
There will be more.
Sign Ups Close 6/21
Giveaway Dates: 6/24 12AM EST through 7/23 11:59pm EST



or can email las93063 at gmail dot com

All bloggers will receive 1 free link for posting and promoting giveaway
and 1 for posting and promoting bloggersopp, HERE.

Please share this on your social media!

Please join my facebook group just for Bloggers: HERE

I will post the html in the facebook group when I email it out. If you do not receive by 6/23 check the group.

Choice for free links: ANY SOCIAL MEDIA

Bloggers that refer other bloggers that sign up to promote will be in a drawing to win $10 paypal.
One entry for each person that you are listed as the referrer for the blog that signs up someone.
Co-hosts are $10 for the free links plus 5 more links of choice, Co host page on their site and at minimum 1 follow or secret word page, name and link to blog on giveaway html.

Of course no google+ and no required Facebook like.

Other sign up options available on sign up form too!

If you have any prizes that would be a good fit please let me know and I will give you a co-host if you do the review. I will have an entry for people to make a comment on your review.

Please sign up below! Or at this link HERE

Friday, June 12, 2015

See Kai Run Shoes for All Kids [Review]

In my mind, one of the most essential things for babies and toddlers are high quality shoes that provide structure, support and flexibility for developing feet. Babies feet grow very fast in the first 2 years and then slow down to about 1/2 size increase every 6 months. While you feel like you might be purchasing so many shoes, the investment is well worth it. See Kai Run offers a variety of high quality shoes with designs focused on a child's particular age.

See Kai Run Bryant       
See Kai Run Finnley       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
High quality materials
Some styles run a little large/loose
Adorable styles

I received See Kai Run shoes in the Bryant washable sandal style (Runners) and the Finnley leather sneaker style.

Ordering shoes online seems to be a bit of guessing game for me, especially when ordering shoes for someone else (my toddler). Therefore, I inquired about the fit of See Kai Run shoes before selecting the styles and sizes.

How do See Kai run shoes fit?
  • Leather closed toed shoes fit relatively true to size
  • Sneakers fit relatively true to size
  • Sandals tend to run large, order 1/2 size down
  • Skimmers run small, order 1/2 size up
I had my son measured at a Stride Rite store and they recommended a size 7 for summer shoes. My son has a fairly narrow foot with a low instep. Initially, I ordered a pair of See Kai Run Craig II sandals, but they ended up being way too loose on him. I sent them back and ordered a pair of leather closed toe shoes since they fit more true to size. Coincidentally, a friend of mine is a kid of the same age bought the same sandals and felt like they fit her son true to size. Her son has a fuller foot.

See Kai Run - Bryant sandals in Black with green and blue trim are my favorite outdoor play shoe for my son. Though I prefer leather shoes, washable shoes are a must have for a little boy who loves to be outside. The Bryant sandals are made from a synthetic washable upper, a padded collar, and a flexible rubber outsole. I really like the rubber outsole because it grips very well, even when the shoes are wet and are touching wet ground. The dual adjustable hook and loop closure allows for a great fit for a skinny or a fuller foot. It also makes taking the shoes off very easy. For children's shoes, I prefer for the shoes to open up so that I can get my toddler's foot inside of them. I also like the option to adjust the shoes. This is why velcro is important.

Fit: The length of size 7 fits pretty true to size. I would even say the length is a little longer, but my son is not tripping on his shoes, so I assume they fit well. Both straps cinch down very well, so I can get a good fit of the sandals around his skinny foot. The top strap is almost to the end.

Results: My son wears the Bryant sandals when its hot outside, when we are playing in the yard, or we have a pool/water table play date. When we play in the yard, my son loves to go climb in the garden with me or walk through the mulch, which ends up getting on his sandals. Clean up is easy with a few sprays of the hose. The shoes dry quickly. He loves wearing the sandals.

See Kai Run - Finnley closed toed leather shoes in Gray with orange and blue racing stripes are a great classic sneaker that is appropriate for most occasions. Finnleys are made from leather and canvas with a rubberized leather heel and toe. Rubberized means that the leather has a pattern of small perforated holes. The insoles and lining are also made from leather, which makes the shoes breathable. The adjustable hook and loop strap and faux laces make getting the shoes on and off really easy. The outsoles are made from rubber and are scruff-resistant. Again, I really like that the adjustable strap makes it easy to put the shoes on and remove them.

Fit: The shoes are just a little long on my 2 year old right now, so I am going to save them for the Fall. As the See Kai Run website states, the colors of the shoe are great for the fall. The width of the shoe is pretty standard. Thin or thick socks would work well for my son's slim foot.

Results: The Finnley shoe is a great all around shoe to have in my son's closet. The shoes look great with shorts or with dress pants for church. My favorite outfit is a pair of slim jeans with the Finnley shoes. I love the look of jeans against the grey and orange. Though they are a little to long on him, he had no problems walking in them and enjoyed running around the house.

I did have an issue with the leather tabs on the back of the shoe. When I was trying to put the shoe on my toddler, I grabbed the leather tab to pull the shoe on. It ripped off! A few days later, my husband did the same thing with the other shoe and the leather ripped off again.

I would highly recommend See Kai Run shoes for 3 reasons:
  1. High quality materials (leather top/insoles and rubber outsoles)
  2. Designs are made for growing feet
  3. Comfortable
I would purchase See Kai Run shoes in the future. I like the selection of shoes for different occasions and the construction is solid. Though kids' feet grow fast, I am not going to worry about these shoes wearing out from being worn on a daily basis.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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