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Warm Whiskers Review

6a00e0097e346d883301157021d26f970b-200wiHave you seen the cute eye pillows that Warm Whiskers offers? I think these are the sweetest and most useful gifts !  You can purchase these adorable eye pillows in styles such as bunnies, kitties, polar bears, brown bears and puppies.

I’ve been reviewing the sweet little brown bear. I couldn’t have received this little bear at a better time! I had a horrible migraine earlier this week and can attest that with resting with this bear on my eyes during the night, my headache was gone by the morning.  I have the wonderful Lavender, Chamomile, and flax seed herb mix found in each eye pillow to thank for this. This pillow not only helps to ease headaches but you can also heat it up in the microwave for just the perfect treatment for dark under eye circles, illness, or simply for a relaxing stress relief. Place it in a plastic bag and chill in the freezer for a soothing relief of swelling or puffiness.

These make great unique gifts for adults and children alike. You can purchase one of your own for $18 at be sure to check out the other unique gifts offered while you are there!


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Honest Baby Review


100_9654I’ll admit when I first learned I was pregnant with my daughter, I was overwhelmed. Many people gave me their advice in attempts to help me out in raising my child. They told me to do this, don’t do that, etc…If it wasn’t hard enough already the magazine, books, and pediatricians were telling me what to do too.  As a new mommy, I was flabbergasted and decided despite it all, to go with my own instinct.

And how has my mindset and way of parenting been going, you ask? It’s been going wonderful. Our little family of three has met a certain balance with our day to day routines and we couldn’t be happier. Sure, we have ups and downs, but that goes with the territory of having a family and hand in hand with parenting.

I wanted to let you know about a company founded by  mom Jill Besnoy whom was also bombarded with advice and frustrated by the myth of perfect parenting. On her site, Honestbaby this is recognized and celebrates the imperfect, sometimes hilarious, and very rewarding journey of parenthood.

I own the shirt “Working Mom’s Rock’ from Honest Baby.  It gives me satisfaction when my daughter wears it and it reminds why exactly I am working. I work hard to help support my family to help pay the bills and then buy my daughter all those things I probably shouldn’t. I’m sure every parents spoils their children in one way or another.

The shirts offered at honestbaby are a riot! I’m a big fan of their witty and sassy lines. Each tee is emblazoned on appliqued patches that are shaped like talk bubbles. Sayings include:
*i’ll walk when i’m good and ready
*don’t expect a lot, i’m big for my age
*colicky but cute
*i heard Einstein was a late talker
*10th percentile but still growing
*working moms rock!
*not sleeping through the night (my personal favorite!)

I love the fact that these shirts run in a variety of colors and are available in sizes 3 months to 6 years from $20-$32.

You can get free shipping on any order right now if you use the code FREESHIP at checkout.  Also if you buy a toy with a t-shirt, you get 20% off you whole order buy using the code TOY.


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Chex Mix Bars Review

I’d like to personally thank MyBlogSpark™ for the opportunity to review the brand new Chex Mix Turtle Bars by General Mills! These are my absolute new favorite snack! I truthly fought back the urge to eat more than one at a time!cmb_turtles

These bars are made up of a  mix of caramel, Chex pieces, chocolate, pretzels, and peanuts.  This is a perfect mix for these bars as they are packed with a tasty amount of flavor. It’s pretty amazing how something so good is also healthy and completely good for you! These bars are only 130 Calories and have 8 grams of whole grain in each bar!

These bars are great to tide you over till your next meal with their salty and sweet flavor, even my husband loves them!Which is saying a lot because he’s not really huge on sweet snacks and he’s pretty picky when it comes to bars.

These are great to snack on around the house or to throw in your purse, back pack, kids lunch box, or husband lunch! I know what little we have left, we’ll be taking with us on an outing to a local science museum tomorrow afternoon. I can’t recommend them more than I’ve said!  I’m hoping to snag a few more boxes of these to keep around the house for good.

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Fuzzi Bunz One Size Diaper Review



Melody wearing her Fuzzi Bunz Diaper

I’ve always had a problem with cloth diapers fitting my daughter properly. You first must know my daughter is almost 13 months and only weighs in at 16.5lbs and she’s 29inches long. So you see my dilemma, if diapers are not custom made they usually don’t fit her

I recently heard about Fuzzi Bunz eco-friendly one size diapers and was given the opportunity to review one. Let me say I am quite impressed with this diaper! Not only does this diaper fit my daughter but it has exceeded all my expectations.  Plus the patterns and bright colors are just too cute.

How it works:

  • The waterproof outer barrier keeps wetness contained.
  • The soft microfleece inner layer gently touches your baby’s skin, pulling away moisture and keeping your baby rash-free, dry, and comfortable. The micro fleece is made of 100% Polyester and is custom-milled.
  • The unique, patented pocket-style opening enables you to customize the absorbency to fit your baby needs. Stuff the pocket with inserts, a pre-fold, or even a hand towel!
  • The updated top-stitching circles the top of the diaper and the tabs, providing reinforcement to hold up wash after wash.
  • The larger, square tabs hold the diaper in place to prevent sagging and provide better grip during diaper changes.
  • The stretchier elastic around the legs provides maximum comfort for baby.
  • The leg casings create “mini-gussets” to keep messes contained and leaks at bay.
  • The wide-array of color choices makes diapering fun – choose your favorite or match an outfit!


    With all my daughter puts this diaper through, no leaks!

I love the fact that this diaper uses snaps instead of Velcro, I commonly was having a problem with Velcro scratching my daughter sensitive skin and leaving her quite uncomfortable.  I don’t have to worry about this diaper snagging other clothing. Also, my daughter hasn’t figured out how to remove this diaper yet either. Velcro has been a small nightmare in the removing and running around the house stark naked stage.

Mydaughter has worn this diaper several times and has not had any leaks at all! Did I mention this diaper takes no time to dry when in the wash. Thumbs up from this mom, due to the fact I don’t have to dry my diapers 2-3 times at one time.


We Love FuzziBunz

This diaper would be quite large on a baby under 7 pounds (not recommended). Probably between 7-10 pounds, this diaper would be bulky. After 10 pounds, these work great.  These go up to 35lbs.

Buy it:
At around $18.00 dollars a diaper, these prices may seem steep but know that your child will wear these diapers for a good long time. They are well worth the money. Check them out for yourself at:

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A Salute to America $1.99

On July 3, 2009 Amazon MP3 Will offer an “MP3 Deal Of The Day” on the digital album “A Salute To America” 30 songs for only $1.99. This digital album most normally sells for $9.49.

This as an amazing collection of Patriotic favorites that is perfect for your 4th Of July celebrations!

The album will be available beginning June 30th. The Amazon MP3 “Deal Of The Day” will be on July 3rd.

I don’t know about you, but I will be taking advantage of this wonderful offer in celebrating the Birthday of our country! A few of my favorites that can be found on this album are; Amazing Grace, God Bless America, Dixie, and of course the National Anthem of America.

This would be great to have playing in the background while having friends and family over when celebrating our nations birthday on the 4th! Don’t let this wonderful opportunity pass you by! Right now you can get the whole set for $1.89 though normally you have to pay nearly 30.00 for each song individually!


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Teaposy Review


I am captivated by the beauty of blooming teas.Some sort of awe I had as a child resurfaced in me as I watched these teas bloom inside the quaint teapot.  Not many things bring me to awe anymore, and that really saddens me. I thank Teaposy for re awaking the wonder in me that I had 100_9493forgotten was there.

Teaposy is a company dedicated to the art and craft of tea, with an wide selection that any tea-lover can appreciate. Their wide variety of blooming, loose-leaf, sachet, and bagged teas are made from only the finest tea leaves and most fragrant flowers for a unique tea experience. No matter what the occasion, there is a Teaposy tea to meet your needs. Spend a relaxing afternoon with a bloomed teaposy, an evening with one of the Concert Series, or enjoy one of the Daily Teas for a morning cup.

I was so excited when I learned that I was chosen out of many to do a review on these! I was sent the Medley set to review, which includes six different teaposies. The lady fairy which is made up of jasmine and lily. The heart of love which contains rose and lily. The red song contains carnation. Jasmine and Calendula make up the Falling water. The berry flavored butterfly teaposy is made up of jasmine and amaranth. And last but not least the calendula contains well, calendula.

Why Teaposy?

* Silver Needle White Tea
Only the finest tea from the Fujian province of China is used to create Teaposy blossoms. Silver Needle White Tea comes from the young buds of the tea plant and is the least processed of any tea, giving it a delicate flavor and making it rich in antioxidants. The tea is only harvested during peak seasons, with 80% harvested in the spring and 20% in the autumn. No matter when it is picked, all of the tea is processed and packaged within the same year, ensuring it can be enjoyed at the height of freshness.

* Caffeine Content
Our Teaposy blooming teas are not decaffeinated. However white tea contains the lowest level of caffeine among all caffeinated tea or coffee drinks. A cup of white tea contains an average of 8-15 milligrams of caffeine while a cup of coffee contains 60-120 milligrams.

* Individually Crafted
Every Teaposy is completely hand-crafted in the Fujian Province, from the tea fields to the final blooming work of art. First, the Silver Needle White Tea is harvested, dried, and withered for two hours at 212° to remove impurities. Then, it is sorted leaf by leaf and placed in bundles of equal length and weight. These tea bundles are then sewn together with jasmine, calendula, rose, lily, amaranth, camellia, chrysanthemum, or carnation flowers to form one of Teaposy’s 8 patented blooming tea designs.

* Naturally Infused with Jasmine
Teaposy never uses artificial jasmine oils to flavor the tea, rather, each teaposy is naturally and repeatedly infused with the scent and flavor of freshly picked jasmine flowers. The delicate white jasmine flowers are hand-picked at their the peak blooming time of 1pm. Then, they are mixed with teaposies for hours so they can naturally absorb the jasmine scent. This adds a subtle floral taste to the Silver Needle White Tea and creates an intoxicating bouquet.

* Hand-blown Glassware
Every piece of Teaposy glassware is created by hand, so no two are exactly alike. Designed to enhance the visual experience of the teaposy blossom, glass artists work meticulously to ensure maximum clarity and a spacious viewing area. The entire collection is adorned with Teaposy’s elegant logo, and several sizes and styles are available to fit any occasion.

* Heat-resistant
Made from Borosilicate glass, Teaposy glassware can withstand temperatures between -4° and 300° F. With high and low temperature durability, Teaposy Glassware can be used for brewing, as well as storage in the refrigerator.

* Earth Friendly
All Teaposy glassware is made from 20% recycled material, offering a beautiful and environmentally conscious tea experience. And, since teaposies themselves are completely natural, you can enjoy some of the world’s finest tea in its purest form.

* Packaging
Individually packaged with care, Teaposy glassware is not only beautiful when brewing, but also in the box. Teaposy boxes feature original artwork and high quality images that capture the clarity and elegance of the glassware itself. Whether on display or given as a gift, Teaposy boxes reflect the art and craft of Teaposy. Not only are teaposies beautiful when brewed, they also come beautifully packaged. Teaposies are individually vacuum-sealed for freshness right after they are completed, giving them a long shelf life, and it is also adorned with the Teaposy logo and an image of the blossom. All varieties of teaposies are also presented in sophisticated and eye-catching boxes.

* Safety Standards
Each and every Teaposy product must meet world-class safety standards before leaving China. The tea is checked at the Tea Quality Supervision and Inspection Center and Entry-Exit Inspection personnel perform a Quality Safety Analysis. While the FDA does not have standards for imported tea, these inspections ensure that Teaposy meets the strict standards of Europe and Japan.

Buy it: Greatly pleasured in watching each tea bloom, this tea not only pleasures the eyes but also tickles your taste buds. I can only imagine had appreciative a recipient of one of these awe inspiring Teaposy sets would be. Check them out for yourself at:

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