Play Group!

I finally started taking Kennady back to a toddler play group we used to be in. I stopped going because Kennady was so much smaller than the other kids and was just learning to walk that the other kids just ran her over and i was afraid she'd get hurt. YES I'm THAT mom. Now that she's gotten a bit bigger and can walk ...no RUN very well I thought we'd start back again. So off we went. The group has about 15 kids and parents. I thought it was great to see dads there taking part. The group starts out with an open play sort of thing while everyone gets signed in and settled in. Then they have clean up time which Kennady did not enjoy. When she starts playing with a toy she wants to play with it until SHE is done with it (we're working on that). Then we moved to circle and song time which was fun. She actually sat like a big girl and took part. Then we had "station play". They had five different stations. Station 1: Books, station 2: Puzzles, station 3: balls , station 4: Blocks and station 5: crafts. Kennady loved all of them BUT the craft station. So they were nice enough to pack the craft up and let me take it home for her to do with grandma. Every 10 minutes the kids were to switch to the next station. Well my tiny princess didn't like that idea either and had a slight tantrum. She's not the kicking and screaming kid ....yet but she does the whole back bend thing. So I let her back bend herself down to the floor (while I'm holding her hands to make sure she doesn't hit her head) and I let her lay there. Then I walked off. I got MAYBE 4 steps away and she stopped and got up. She didn't do it again after that. I guess she didn't get the reaction she was looking for. lol  After stations time it was clean up time. Kennady actually helped put the balls back in the bag. Granted she tried to take them back out but hey she's only 20 months old. Then it was time for bubbles which she LOVES. We ended with parachute and song time.

 I think she had fun so we will go back next week and the week after that and so on.




*~Inza~* 

Zubels REVIEW

These have got to be the most adorable little crochet friends. My daughter just loves them. They are the perfect size for her little hands and fit perfectly in my diaper bags. They even make these cute little rattles that Kennady takes everywhere with her. They are made from high quality yarn. You don't have to worry about them falling apart. They're soft yet well structured. They're our go to travel toys.

*I received these Zubels in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *


Here's what the company has to say about their product:
Zubels has released for 2015 lil Dimples - and hand rattles The Dimples are 4" little characters (some rattles) and  animal hand rattles - both are hand made made of 100% fine combed cotton -
>perfect stocking stuffer
>collectable
>great for tie ons to gifts
>the perfect rattle
> tree ornaments for xmas
> the all have rich, small details -

many, many new designs for 2016 - collect them all !
Every Zubels character is made of 100% hand-knitted cotton and colored with dyes

  • This whimsical plush has such wonderful expressions they'll make you want to collect them all
  • Zubels are hand knit and not mass produced



  • The Holidays are Upon us!!!

    YAY I love the holiday season! We started the season by going and seeing some Christmas lights. We went to this cool event the other night. They had food trucks, arts and crafts, live music and even Santa was there!!Kennady had so much fun looking at all the lights and eating her gluten free snacks. I was very impressed that she didn't freak out with Santa. She just kind of looked at him like who the heck are you? Which I got a good chuckle from.

    Kennady's coat and hat got so many complements. It was a gift from our Aunt and of COURSE  in this family we don't wait for Christmas (which is why many of us don't shop ahead anymore) so the princess got to wear her Christmas coat to go meet Santa.

    Next up is finding a photographer for Christmas pictures. I can't wait to go see more lights and SNOW! Yes I'm going to brave not only the snow but mountains. I'm totally afraid of heights so this will be one of those fear conquering things....I hope.





    *~Inza~*

    Consignment Sale!

    So yeah it's that  season again.... CONSIGNMENT SALES!!!

    Normally I just shop at consignment sales but this time I actually tagged all of the stuff Kennady doesn't use and sold it! I was shocked at myself. I couldn't find much I wanted to keep. Now I wont lie I DID buy a few things but at both sales I sold more than I bought so I think I did good. The first sale I sold all the larger items. Things like jumpers, recline sleeper ,play yards, swings ect. I'm that mom who has two sets of everything. One for up stairs and one for down stairs. I also had a swing in my bathroom so I could shower and Kennady wouldn't freak out. Yeah Yeah yeah bad mommy lol  I also sold literally 80 bottles and 50 pacifiers all brand new in the package. Kennady has never really been a bottle or pacifier baby. The second she latched on at the hospital that was pretty much it. So all the bottles I was gifted or  got on my own sat here having never been used for over a year. So they all went!

    The second sale I did all clothes. I washed , ironed and tagged over 400 clothing items. So yeah maybe I do have a shopping problem lol. Each item had to be tagged and put on a hanger. I had to make 2 trips to Target to get more baby hangers. I had no idea Kennady had so much stuff.  Everything she had out grown I put in plastic totes and shoved under my bed. Out of sight out of mind. Doing that helps me not address my shopping habit.


    These pictures are from batch one of separating and tagging on night one. By night two I was so tired I forgot to take more pictures. It took my mom and I 4 days to tag everything.





    and here's all that was left out of 400+ items


    I don't think I did too badly. Granted almost everything was listed for $2 just to get the stuff gone. We sold 4 onesies for $2 and on Sunday it was 4 onesies for $1. I just needed the stuff gone to make room for Christmas stuff lol  I forgot to take pictures of the first sale because I was so stressed trying to get 100 large items tagged and organized for that sale. Now that I know what I'm doing it's so much less stressful. Tho I still hate tagging clothes.

    These sales helped me out so much when Kennady was first born. My mom asked why I was pricing things so low and I told her I hoped that low prices could or would help out a single mom like me trying to do her best for her baby. I even donated a few items in hopes of helping a mom in need. Granted I've had amazing support since forever from my family but it's still great to get good deals on items and not have to spend an arm and a leg. It frees up money for other things like lights, water and gas. *wink*

    If you'd like to know about sales in your area check out http://consignmentmommies.com/ 



    *~Inza~* 

    Smart Weigh Electronic Kitchen Scale REVIEW

    As many of you know my tiny human has a ton of allergies. Two of her doctors have asked me to keep food journals of everything she eats. This involves me having to actually weigh everything. I'd been using my weight watchers scale with the needle (non digital). I've been having to eyeball the weights sometimes because the needle is in between two numbers or marks. The Smart Weigh Electronic Kitchen Scale  is super easy to use. The digital display takes out the guess work of weighing your food. The numbers are large enough for just about anyone to see which is great since my mom has to wear glasses in the first place. I LOVE that the unit came with batteries. I took it out of the box and it was ready to go.


    * I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion * 



    Here's what the company has to say about their product:

    The new Smart Weigh Electronic Kitchen Scale is the ideal addition to any household. It offers a high quality, durable stainless steel weighing platform in a lightweight compact design for easy storage. Cooking scale utilizes a high precision sensor system to give accurate and immediate readings of up to 11 lbs/5kgs with 1 gram divisions. Portion control and calorie counting made easy! This kitchen scale has 6 weighing modes, the unit button easily guides user through options for weight, water and milk, along with display options in oz, lbs, g, ml and fl 'oz, making it an ideal baking scale. Tare button allows for consecutive weighing without having to remove each item from the scale. View all readings on the large, easy-to-read LCD screen. This cooking scale comes in three different colors to match any kitchen d├ęcor. Electronic kitchen scale includes 2 AAA batteries and is guaranteed with a Smart Weigh 2 year warranty.



    Coolwoo kids backpack REVIEW


    My princess loves this backpack. It's super light weight when it's empty. Which makes it great for toddlers. My daughter carries her crayons , baby dolls and coloring book. At 20 months old she's able to carry all those items in her bag on her back without tipping over lol. The colors are super bright. The material is soft almost "foam-like" . The inside is nice and roomy. As my daughter gets older it will be able to hold more and more of her items. Overall a great backpack that can grow with my daughter.

    *I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *






    Here's what the company has to say about their product:

     About the Product:
    Made by neoprene as diving material
    Environmental and pass the SGS test report
    BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free,PD free
    A front pouch for snacks and adjustable mesh bottle pockets
    Padded,adjustable comfy shoulder straps 
    Made by neoprene as diving material. 
    Perfect for ages 2 years and above kids girls and boys. Cute and lovely backpack for your kids. 
    There is a roomy main compartment in the backpack stores the kid's toys,snacks and other stuffs,and an adjustable mesh bottle pocket. 
    The padded shoulder straps are also adjustable, making them comfy for little shoulders. 




    Zubels GIVEAWAY!!!

    Here's your chance to win one of Kennady's favorite take-a-long toys.  We are giving away a set of Zubels to one lucky winner. Entering and shipping are both FREE for the winner.






    Muslin Blankets REVIEW

    These are great and ultra soft blankets. These seem a bit larger than your standard baby blanket. They also get softer and softer with each washing. The colors don't run when you wash them. They are warm enough for swaddling in cooler weather and thin enough to use as a cover in warmer weather. These are great versatile blankets. Great quality.


    * I received these blankets in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *





    Here's what the company has to say about their product:


    Beautiful 100% Muslin Cotton Blankets are not only super soft and cuddly, but fashionable, too! 


    - Made of 100% high quality muslin cotton 
    - HUGE 48 x 48" size 
    - Trendy & stylish design that complements any nursery or outfit 
    - Lightweight, soft and breathable 
    - Great baby shower gift for Boys or Girls! 
    - Perfect for newborn babies



    Ziggy Baby Sheets REVIEW

    These sheets are not only adorable but very soft. They fit perfectly on your standard crib mattress. They even fit with my thicker mattress protector cover. I love the neutral colors and patterns.  This jersey cotton material seems a lot softer than the standard cotton sheets I already have for my daughter's crib.  I've washed them a few times and they seem to get softer the more I wash them. The grey color doesn't run or anything when you wash them. Overall a great set of sheets.


    *I received these sheets in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *


    Here's what the company has to say about their product:


    • 100% Cotton Jersey
    • INCREDIBLY SOFT JERSEY KNIT COTTON Our super soft crib sheet set is made from 100% jersey knitted cotton, giving your baby a soft, comfortable surface to sleep on.
    • FASHIONABLE EXCELLENCE Our super soft nursery bedding come in white and grey chevron and polka dots to fit any style. Our gender neutral designs for perfect for boys or girls!
    • UNIVERSAL FIT DESIGN Our 28 x 52 x 9 inch cotton sheets will fit any standard crib mattress. The 9 inch deep pockets provide a snug and secure fit.
    • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - At Ziggy Baby we are crazy about our customer satisfaction! If there is anything we can do to make your experience better or if you need to return an item, we can help you no questions asked. Add our 2 Pack Crib Sheet Set to your cart today and order with confidence!
    • MACHINE WASHABLE Simply toss our soft nursery sheets in the wash to out any soiling. Our 2 pack gives you an extra sheet, so you'll always have a clean cover!



    Travel Bottle REVIEW!!


    This bottle is great! My daughter has eczema so I carry Aquaphor with us everywhere we go. Even when we travel. Since TSA seems to consider Aquaphor a "gel" I've had a few issues with taking a full jar to the airport to use on the plane when my daughter gets really dry. Tis bottle is exactly 2  ounces which fits right in with the TSA rules for liquids/gels. The bottle is very easy to fill and made from high quality silicone. The lid and inner ring of the lid secure very tightly making sure the contents of the bottle don't come spilling out. Overall a great product. 


    *I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *



    Here's what the company has to say about their product:

    -100% BPA Free Food Grade Silicone

    • -STRONG SUCTION CUP for temporary hands-free usage. 

      -Meet airline standards in size and are easy to tote around in small handbags, messenger shoulder bags,and carry-ons. 

      -FDA Approved - Our travel bottles are FDA approved and made of 100% BPA-free silicone. They are completely food safe make great condiment bottles! U

      -Superior, Easy-to-Use Design

      - Bottle has a pre-printed, easy-to-read label. Rotate the cup and choose your desired label

       

    LINKYO Liquid Chalk Markers REVIEW



    These are pretty awesome. I have these chalk board squares all over my office and was looking for something besides regular chalk to write my to-do-lists as well as other things on them. I tested out a few others that smeared and just wiped off at the slightest touch. With a toddler at home I wanted something that would stay but I could still wash off. These were perfect. You shake them and they're ready to go. Very little if any accidental smearing at all. Great quality chalk markers.

    *I received these in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *







    Here's what the company has to say about their product: 

    At a Glance
    • How They Work: Great alternative to paint markers with the functionality of a dry erase marker. Each pen includes a 6mm reverisble chisel and round bullet point tip, making these chalk markers truly all-purpose
      The Effect on Surfaces: Erasable on non-porous surfaces and creates a chalky permanent paint marker effect on porous surfaces
      Popular surfaces: Popular non-porous projects include, refrigerators, whiteboards, mirrors, glass, car windows, chalkboard labels, and non-porous chalkboard. Popular porous projects include stamps, cardstock, paint canvas, and poster board
      Popular Projects: Perfect for menus, weddings, birthdays, car window decorating, holiday cards, storage organization, posters, chalkboard art, stamps, and scrapbooking
      Ink Contents: Non-toxic, dust-free, and water-based ink making these chalk markers kid-friendly for children 3 years old and older.
      Allgery Compliant: Perfect chalk alternative for dust- allergies 


    Breathable Mesh Crib Bumper by SavvyBaby REVIEW!

    This bumper will put parents minds at ease. We all know those adorable bumpers that come with bedding sets aren't exactly safe. This mesh bumper keeps tiny hands and feet inside the crib but still allows the child to breath if he or she rolls over to the side of the crib. This works on our regular standard size crib perfectly. It however doesn't fit our mini or portable cribs. I'd love to see them come out with a mini crib option as well. It's soft and not scratchy. Overall a great quality product from a great company.


     *I received this bumper in exchange for my 100% honest opinion*


    Here's what the company has to say about their product: 

    SAFE SLEEP FOR BABY Our mesh bumper reduces the risk of suffocation, entanglement and climbing. With soft padding and breathable mesh, little limbs are kept safely inside the crib. 

    - Breathable Mesh Fabric 
    - Made from hypoallergenic polyester fabric 
    - Easy to install in just minutes! 
    - FREE eBook, Sleep Baby Sleep, The Top 10 Best Tips for Baby Sleep 
    - Machine washable 
    - Easy to use Velcro closure with extra ties for the perfect fit 
    - Great baby shower gift for Boys or Girls!