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wii-giveaway-300x224Happy Birthday CPF!

In celebrating thier two year anniversary, the people over at the christian personal finance site are  hosting giveaway for a Nintendo wii and iPod nano ! To enter the giveaway, you must visit their  site and follow directions there.  Tell Your Friends! Click here for your chance:

You have until Thursday June 4th at 11:59pm CST to enter!

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Sun Grubbies Brim Hat Review


My daughter's face fully protected by the sun in her Pink Brim Sunhat!

Though my daughter was born during the summer last year and was used to wearing sun hats, this year has been a different story. She hasn’t been too fond of anything being worn on her head.  I know the best thing to do is get into a set pattern. If mommy wears a hat maybe she’ll get the idea that she should wear one too! But until my daughter will grasp this idea, I’m going to stick with keeping her safe and only putting on hats that may be harder for her to remove herself!

So my search for hat that would be per say hard for my daughter to take off was set into motion. Bucket hats wouldn’t work, nor would hats with velcro ties! My search ended when I found a Pink Brim Hat from a company called Sun Grubbies.

My thoughts:

This Pink Brim Hat is perfect in every way with it’s  50+ UPF/98% UV Block! It is lightweight, water resistant and has a 3″ brim which provides plenty of sunblock to protect my daughters face from the harsh rays of the sun! Oh, and my favorite feature about this hat is the adjustable chin strap! My daughter attempted to take off this hat and eventually gave up seeing with it’s strap it was impossible. She now happily wears this hat and stays protected during the summer. No more worries for this mom! Another note, if you are interested, this hats runs from sizes birth to 4t!

Buy it: Sun Grubbies also has a great selection of sun protective clothing, of cotton or nylon, with SPF 30+ for men, women and kids of all ages.

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Bra Barrette Review

about3The Bra Barrette is a fun, fashionable, and functional accessory that was created to keep your bra, tank top, and camisole straps from slipping! This is an essential tool that no woman should live without!

These 100% Made in the USA products make the perfect accessories all year round with all styles offered on their site.  You can find everything from Plain styles to Swarovski Elements styled barrettes! Also a good thing to know is that all charms are interchangeable!

My thoughts: I was able to review a plain styled barrette and also a
incredibly cute red barrette with lady bug charms. Each of the Bra Barrettes are made from flexible and durable plastic of which I found very comfortable when wearing all day! I especially loved how I could match match my charmed ladybug bra barrette with my red and black swimsuit! Among looking cute, I found that I could keep my ever slipping bra straps in place and this set me at ease because before the Bra Barrette , I constantly was stopping, reaching, and  tugging to keep my straps in place. I shall no more!


Buy it: Bra Barrettes are available in many styles and the prices  vary depending on how stylish and blinged up you want your barrettes.  You can purchase these online and in retail stores.

Thanks to  Chic Execs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns, I’m was able to let you know about this product.

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Tooth Tissues Review and Giveaway


Have you been looking for a different alternative to taking care of your babies teeth? If you have, let me  enlighten you on a product that I happened upon when reading through my Parents magazine.

Tooth Tissues were created by a husband and wife dental team that were on a mission to keep their own  childrens teeth clean between all those bottles and snacks. After seeing many cases of tooth decay firsthand, they jumped into action thus creating this wonderful product.

Tooth Tissues are basically disposable wipes which are used to clean the gums and teeth from babies and to toddlers.


*Fluoride Free and safe for babies
*Soothes teething gums with aloe vera
*99% Natural
*Uses Xylitol (proven cavity fighter)
*Paraben Free!
*No taste to worry about
*No residue or stickiness

I was sent a pack to review and I must say they are winner in my household.  I find these a nice solution to the fluoride drops my daughters pediatrician had recommend I give her everyday. I  have a pack in my daughter’s diaper bag so if we are out and about and she has snack, I can clean her teeth and gums when she is done. I like how theses are easy to use and that my daughter hasn’t bitten me when I use them!  It’s also nice to know even after my daughter starts using a toothbrush, these  can still be used in addition to.

Buy it: Tooth Tissues can be found at a variety of stores, both online and off, for just $6.99 a pack.You can also purchase  single use packets (12 for $4.00)

Win it: Tooth Tissues has generously offered one of my readers a chance to win a pack of  their own!

To Enter:  Visit Tooth Tissues and let me know something you learned while you were there.

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Giveaway – running till 06/20/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

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Child to Cherish Review



I recently came across a store called “Child to Cherish“. This wonderful store specialize in a variety of special keepsake gifts. Some of the gifts you’ll find at their store include; items for moms, grandma’s, children, and even pets! You’ll also find a plethora of baby books, suitcases, piggy banks, plush toys, crayon aprons, and more.

About the company:x3_d9ea25e4400c2f6869b6bc42fa19a53e

“Child to Cherish was founded in 1986 by designer Patrice Lowe, the mother of three boys. Her initial creation, a handprint kit in a tin, remains one of the most popular items in the Child to Cherish collection. Over the years, Patrice has expanded the Child to Cherish collection to include the finest unique, yet functional children’s keepsake and gift offerings in the industry. Each item in the collection is developed to capture precious moments in time. In 2000, Patrice was joined by her husband Gordon, and sons Tucker, Taylor and Cody as together they continue to create unique, innovative and lovely products that “preserve the innocence” of a child for a lifetime.

Child to Cherish™ is synonymous with originality and uniqueness, and for creating timeless treasures. Two of the many highly visible items, BLOCK TO GROW ON™ and HANDPRINT TOWER OF TIME™ have received accolades from many sources including Good Morning America and Barbara Walter’s The View as the #1 most desirable Shower Gifts. The Handprint Tower Of Time™ received the 2001 “Best New Product” award at the New York Stationary Show. Also, Child To Cherish was nominated for the Earnshaw’s Earnie Award as “Best giftable children’s gift collection” and often has products featured in Gift Beat. “

My thoughts:

I was sent their ever popular Tower of Time Hand print Kit  to review. This kit included separate sized tins running from age one through five.  Every one of the tins are labeled with the words ” My Hand print when I was…”.  Each of these kits come in a variety of colors and are topped off with a cute bow, which makes it easy to give as a baby shower or birthday gift!

Last week, my daughter had her first birthday and I could not have received my very own Tower of Time Hand print Kit at a better time!  I am including a video in which I captured my daughter’s hand print to show you how simple this was to do.

I recall using different hand print kits as a child. I remember the mixture  being used was much thicker.  As you can see from my video, I test out this mixture several times myself before taking my daughters hand imprint. I was overall thrilled how this mixture was very forgiving! I just gave it a shake to even things out and was able to try again if need be. I also was really happy that no air bubbles were left whatsoever!

If you are looking to find a single hand print kit, to gift to the grandparents, Child to Cherish also offers those.

Buy it:
Prices range from From $5 up to $95. I know I’ll be using Child to Cherish again in the future to buy special gifts for my own children along with friends and family. How about you?

Special Code:
Use the code c2c10 to receive a 10% discount on any order from

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