31 Jul

Tiny Wiggles – $30 Gift Certificate – CLOSED

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I love hand made items.  They just have so much love, sweat and sometimes tears put into them.  I own a sewing machine, and although I am not overly creative, have made a very few things on my machine.  It is through this experience that I really appreciate the quality of products that some people are able to provide with hand sewn items.

tinywiggles1Michelle Grenier and her mother Toni Plouffe who are from Calgary, Alberta make handmade bath items and accessories for babies and toddlers.  Their online Etsy store is called Tiny Wiggles.  I received the most fluffy bright blue swaddle hooded baby towel from Tiny Wiggles.  The presentation of the towel was superb.  It comes in a  large silky/satin bag, and then is wrapped with a beautiful matching ribbon.  A lot of thought went into the amazing packaging.  This is how all the items at Tiny Wiggles are sent out, so they would make a beautiful gift.  What makes this towel great is that there is a little section in the bottom for your babies feet to slip right into.  So, if your baby wants to wiggle around, they will remain in the towel while you try to dry them off.  Along with the nice soft blue terry, the towel also has a polka dot brown and blue fabric along the hood, which makes it look extra hip and modern.

tinywiggles2All the items as Tiny Wiggless are made by hand by Michelle and her Mom.  They usevery modern and up to date materials, so  you can be sure that your friends will wonder where you got all your nice items.  Tiny Wiggles also carries a hooded towel complete with arms and a zipper so there is no way they can get out of their towel, this would be great for after the pool.  You can also get matching wash mitts, and wash cloths, and blankets too.  There is also a number of clearance items, so make sure to check back often for some really great discounts on some superb handmade items.

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30 Jul

KC Fuzzy – Onesie – CLOSED

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There are lots of children’s clothing out there that are all cutesy with pink and blue cartoon animals – and they are nice, but clothing after clothing peice with this theme can get repetitive.  This next retailer designs onesies with real wildlife on them.  The drawings are all the creation of Katie Covington, and her company is called KC Fuzzy.  The onesies have some beautiful art with chimps, dolphins, pandas and tigers.  The onesies come in size 0 – 12 months, and are all unisex so each onesies would be suitable for a boy or a girl making it a great gift for a baby shower.

kc-fuzzyFor review KC Fuzzy sent DD a Dolphin onesie in size 12 months.  Lately I have been finding it very difficult to get onesies that fit DD properly (the sizes on the onesies and her age do not match) she is only 10 months now, and many 12 month onesies are nearly too small for her.  This onesie is bang on when it comes to size.  It still has some room to grow, and my guess is, will fit her perfect when she is 12 months.  Now onto the picture.  The drawing of the dolphin looks amazing, and you can tell that it has been drawn by a person that pays close attention to detail.  It’s nice to have something that is not super cutesy, and looks like a real animal.  It will also be great to be able to teach DD about dolphins because these animals are hard to find and teach your children about.

kc-fuzzy1jpgIf you are looking for something not quite like all the other clothing on the market, KC Fuzzy has some amazing artwork, with unique animals, that look real.  When I look at the panda, I feel like I could feel how fluffy it is.

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30 Jul

Grobag – Egg Color Changing Room Thermometer – CLOSED

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It’s hard to know how warm or cool to keep a bedroom while your child sleeps.  When DD first came home from the hospital, I tried to swaddle and wrap her up, and put the heat on as warm as I thought was reasonable.  Some mornings she would wake up with icicle hands and feet, while others they were clammy.  It was really hard to know where the temperature really was, and what was acceptable for a baby.

grobag1gifThankfully, there is a gadget that could have saved me all the stress of keeping DD warm or cool enough to sleep. Grobag makes a neat little egg that not only digitally displays the temperature, but also uses visual cues as well.  The Grobag egg has made nap and night time so much easier for all of us.  The Grobag changes 4 different colours.  Blue means too hot, yellow is the optimal level, orange is a little bit warm, and red is way too hot.  It is so easy to take a peek in her room and just look at the Grobag egg colour to make sure that the room is at the right temperature.  According to the Grobag instructions, the baby’s room should be at 61 – 67 degrees Fahrenheit (16 – 19 Celsius for my Canadian Readers).  I find the lower levels a little bit too cool for DD as she will wake up with cold hands, but at 67 she is fine when she wakes up in the morning.  The Grobag egg usually fluctuates from 67 – 71 degrees Fahrenheit during the evenings.  I know that these are reasonable temperatures for her to sleep in.  The only thing that the Grobag egg is missing is the ability to change the temperature to Celcius.

grobag2gifGrobag also makes baby sleeping bags and swaddling blankets for babies and toddlers.  These are also a very easy way to make sure your children stay nice and warm during those cool evenings.  Blankets are not suggested for babies when they sleep so a baby sleeping bag is way safer than a blanket.

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30 Jul

Shooshoos – As low as $7.95

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I know all of you love shoes, so I thought it would be important to let you all know about a great deal that Shooshoos is having right now.

shooshoosIf you purchase one pair of shoes for $24.95 or $19.95 you can buy up to 5 clearance items for only $7.95 each!  So in theory, you can get 6 pairs of shoes for just under $60.  6 pairs of shoes is enough for the rest of the summer, spring, fall, winter and then even on to next summer!

Shooshoos has some adorable styles of shoes for babies, toddlers and children starting at size 0 months to size 28 months. They are always adding new  styles to their line as well.

With how quickly children grow out of shoes, this is a deal you can’t refuse!

Visit Shooshoos online to get in on this GREAT deal!

29 Jul

Slanket – Blanket with Arms – CLOSED

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Do you have something in your home that everyone wants?  Before I received the Slanket, everyone in my home wanted to sit on the rocker recliner, now everyone wants to sit on the rocker recliner with the Slanket.  What is a Slanket?  Well, it is a fleece blanket with sleeves.  Sounds simple, it is pretty simple, but it is so comfortable, and so warm.

slanket1Gary Clegg created the Slanket while in university.  How many times have you been all cuddled under a blanket and had to pull your arm out from under the warmth to change the channel with the remote?  Greg had had enough of that experience, and cut a hole in a sleeping bag to change the channels.  Thanks to his Mom, a prototype was created, and then it manifested into what it is today.

The Slanket comes in 12 different colours, we received one in a deep red.  The Slanket is extremely soft, a generous size and just so comfortable. The holes in the sleeves are very large so anyone’s arms can fit into it.  The Slanket is also long enough to cover  my neck way past my toes.  The upper portion around my chest gets all bunched up  because I do not have a long torso, but what’s what makes this blanket so versatile, one size fits all.  If a larger person were to wear the Slanket there would not be as much bunching.

slanket2I actually wear the Slanket 2 ways, the way it was intended with the blanket covering the front of my body, or like a bathrobe as well.  Sometimes I like the extra warmth around my back and wrap the front of the blanket around myself (it’s big enough to do this).  Either way, it’s great to be able to have my hands free while still being all wrapped up and comfy cosy while changing the channel to the tv, or blogging!  Yes, I can wear the Slanket while typing on my laptop.  The sleeves are a little long, but once I get my hands in the right spot, they stay in place, and I am free to type away on my laptop keeping my body, and arms toasty warm.

slanket3My mother and husband both like the Slanket as well, and it fits both of them too.  My suggestion would be to get a few Slanket because if it’s anything like my house, everyone will want to use it.  This is even in the spring season, I can only imagine what it’s going to be like in the winter when it’s actually cold out. The Slanket also comes in children sizes as well.

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28 Jul

Wild Dill – Babysoy Jacket – CLOSED

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Like many companies, Wild Dill was created by a Mom after her son was born.  Jennifer’s son, Dylan, likes the outdoors, nature and the wild.  Wild Dill has clothing for babies, toddlers and children along with toys that are all natural, organic and fair trade.   The items carried are made from products like bamboo, soybean, and organic cotton, and are all made in safe working conditions, with fair compensation by adults (not children)!

wilddill2gifWild Dill carries a number of very cute items for baby girls, so I had a difficult time picking my favourite item, but decided on the Babysoy Reversible hoodie in blossom (pink and brown). The blossom hoodie is just too cute for words, and is 100% reversible, the zipper easily flips over, and so does the hood.  There is a little washing instruction tag that is on the brown side, but it is easy to cut off.  There is a Babysoy logo on both the pink and brown side as well.

What’s great about the Babysoy hoodie I received from Wild Dill is the colours, pink and brown is just such a cute colours combo and so hot right  now. DD has many outfits that have that colour combo, so it’s easy to throw on the hoodie, and her look is complete.  If the outfit is predominately brown, I can use the pink side, and if the outfit  is mostly pink, I can put the brown side on.  It just really ads the finishing touch to her outfits. It’s quite light weight and is perfect for this time of year when the evenings can get cool.

wilddill1gifThe hoodie is a size 12 – 24 months which is quite an span for an article of clothing.  DD is 11 months and I would say this is still a little too big for her, but it doesn’t keep me from putting it on her regularly.  I have to roll up the sleeves, and the hood is quite large.  However, it’s better for it to be a little big, than a too small.  DD should be able to wear this right up until alt east the winter.

Wild Dill has a wide selection of clothing for babies starting at 0 months, going straight up to size 4T.  They have dresses, onsies, sleepwear and shoes, which are all made from eco-friendly products.  Wild Dill also has so many great toys, including those made by Green toys, which I reviewed here, and other great wooden toys, cardboard toys, and cute cuddly toys made out of wool.

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DISCOUNT CODE: “MMV20” for 20% off any order

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