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Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique {review and giveaway}


Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique offers many wonderfully unique products for both children to adults! I really enjoyed browsing through the selection of adorable handmade dresses, tank tops, tutus, pettiskirts, and more! While taking in Bella and Gracies gallery, I myself was even inspired as an artist seeing the unique color combination and chic styles of apparel offered. I loved the professional photos and seeing the smiling faces of each of the children wearing the apparel was an added bonus!

Graciously, Karen Stinchfield the woman behind Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique gave me the opportunity to review an adorable tank top dress for my two year old daughter. The dress I was sent is basically a black tank top with red and white polka-dot twirly skirt, and heart applique. Bottom of the dress is lined with white eyelet. It’s so simple yet absolutely adorable! The dress totally reminds me of Minnie mouse and though a little big at the moment it looks great on my daughter who is pretty small for her age!

I enjoyed getting to Karen through my Etsy meet and greet questions and hope you do too!

1.Why did you decide to start doing this on Etsy and how long have you been?

I have been on Etsy for a year now, but have really concentrated on my store for the past few months. I really enjoy sewing and creating new products and Etsy was a great venue for me to sell them as well.

2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?

I really enjoy seeing someone wearing my finished product. Sometimes I am not sure how it will look on, and when I see it I am so excited and inspired to do more.

3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I am actually a math teacher, sewing was something I discovered a few years ago, and now I am addicted!

4. What inspires you?

Other designers inspire me. I can spend hours on Etsy looking at all the creative products. I am so amazed at the gathered talent Etsy has.

5.In five years you’d like to be…? In five years I will probably be doing the same thing but hope my store has grown. I really enjoy teaching and that is where my retirement fund will come from. In the same token I can’t imagine not creating and learning more and more about sewing.

Win It:Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique is generously offering one of my  readers a $20.00 e-gift certificate to their shop! (USA only)

To Enter: Visit Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique and let me know what you might get!

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Giveaway running till 08/09/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent set a dress from Bella and Gracies Etsy Boutique to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Untangled Living {review}


I was thrilled when I came across the dish sets for kids over at Untangled Living! I had been looking for a set for awhile that would last and this is totally it! It’s perfect for every day use and even better for taking when going on a camping trip or something like that!

My daughter received the butterfly style set and she’s been loving having her own special dishware! I can see from the months of use that this set is going to last for a good long time which also makes it the perfect heirloom to pass to future generations. Companies that offer that sort of thing are number one on my list hands down!

These sets are durable, dishwasher safe, stackable and made of high quality, food grade 304, 18/8 stainless steel. Five piece sets include: plate, bowl, cup, fork and spoon. Available in gecko or butterfly engraved designs. The dimensions of the set are as follows Plate: 6.3″ x 6.3″ Bowl: 3.75″ x 1.6″, 6.75 fl ounces Cup: 2.5″ x 3.2″, 6.75 fl ounces Fork:5.7″ Spoon: 5.3″

Buy It: You can purchase Untangled Living products on their website. These sets would make wonderful gifts!

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. No other compensation was received. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Sugar Booger by Ore Originals {review}

Sugar Booger by Ore Originals has extremely cute and adorable sets of all kinds for kids! I was given the opportunity to review a dish set and a wonderful apron for my daughter and absolutely love the quality!
The Lady Bug set makes meal time that much more fun as my daughter loves lady bugs and we totally are digging the washable cotton canvas apron to use when making goodies of all kinds!

Ladybug Bowl Set

One of the latest collections from SugarBooger®, the line known for its cute designs with a touch of mischief is the super-sweet Euro-styled Lady Bug Collection. The Lady Bug Collection Covered Bowl Set includes 4.5 inch diameter bowl that holds 20 ounces and matching fork and spoon. Gift boxed, dishwasher safe, do not microwave. Hand wash for best results. All our melamine and vinyl-related products are non-toxic and lead-free according to U.S., European, and Canadian standards.

Ladybug Apron

Feel free to give little chefs, small artists, or petite gardeners the freedom to experiment and get messy, because this Lady Bug Collection Kiddie Apron makes for quick and easy clean-up after any project.

Apron is made of durable soft cotton canvas with a washable waterproof coating. Child friendly magnetic-snap closure makes it easy for toddlers or pre-schoolers to put on or take off. Measuring 19 x 19 inches overall, our Kiddie Aprons feature four handy pockets and cotton piping back tie, as well as a re-usable cotton canvas pouch for storage. Machine wash, low dry. Non-toxic and lead-free, and conforms to U.S., European, and Canadian standards.

We highly recommend readers checking out Sugar Booger by Ore Originals for that special gift that’s sure to bring a smile to it’s receivers face! They even have a brand new Pet line for the animal lovers out there!

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. No other compensation was received. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Warm Buddy Co {review}

We all have aches and pains and sometimes just need a little comforting, I know I do! You can imagine that when the company Warm Buddy asked if I would review some of their products I just couldn’t say no!

I was able to review the single body wrap for myself and a beary bear for my daughter.  The body wrap, like many of their products has an inner pouch can microwaved for 2-3 minutes or frozen for some time in the freezer, depending on your preference. I found this product really helped my back discomfort out that I’ve been having during my pregnancy! Thumbs up from me for sure!

My daughter loves beary bear and I do too! I believe it’s been helping my daughter to fall asleep a bit easier at night lately and that’s a total plus if you knew how my daughter is right before bed. This bear is soft and cuddly, the perfect bedtime companion!  Warm Buddy even won a PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) award for “excellence in parenting products”.

Warm Buddy sells a whole line up of products for Heat Wrap Therapy, Stress and Pain Relief, Sleep Therapy and the like to make you and your family feel more comfortable on a day to day basis.

I received this product free of charge for review on my blog. No other compensation was received. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.