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MoBoleez | Breastfeeding Bonnet {review}

MoBoleez is company that was started by a nursing mother of two who wanted to design something unique to support all breastfeeding mothers like myself! After brainstorming she came up with the a modern bonnet for nursing babies! How neat is that?

All hats come a large variety of adorable designs, fun colors, and sizes. All hats are Canadian made and not to forget to mention eco-friendly!

Knowing I’d be nursing my next child, I opted to review one of these bonnets. Note that I do not currently know the sex of my child so I was very thankful for the gender neutral color and pattern options on their site to choose from.

I’ve used nursing covers before when breastfeeding my daughter in public places and those usually worked pretty well. But as my daughter got a little older she didn’t like the covers at all, she would constantly tug and pull at them and that was not fun for this mom at all!

I weclome the design of MoBoleez™ breastfeeding hats and really can’t wait to try mine out with baby number 2! With the generous size of each hat, it will cover me perfectly when nursing and keep my baby from getting distracted by light and noise!

I love the adorable illustrations that top many of the hats and choose the Mmmm… hat to review. This designs features an adorable little bear licking it’s lips. A perfect gender neutral design if you ask me! Here’s crossing my fingers for a bit more privacy when out in public thanks to MoBoleez!

Buy it: You can purchase a MoBoleez hat in size 0-6 months and 6-12 months for a very affordable price of $29 to $34. These would make the perfect baby shower gift for expecting mothers! Check them out online now at www.moboleez.com

Disclosure: The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary or other means of compensation.

Fair Haven Health {review and giveaway}



I’m doing things a little different this go around with my second pregnancy. I am proud to say that now I am more aware about what I am eating and with what sorts of things I use for skin care. Things of which can make a huge difference that I wasn’t aware of a couple of years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. I feel so much better having adjusted my diet and personal care skin products.

A friend of mine, who is also pregnant with her second child, let me know about a company called Fair Haven Health. This companies mission is to help couples struggling with conception, by offering safe natural products of all kinds for  fertility purposes, pregnancy wellness, and even those for nursing mothers.

After personally contacting Fair Haven Health, I was given the opportunity to review two products that are essential in my mind to every pregnancy.

Yes, I have personally stopped to think twice about what I apply to my skin! Did you know that most deodorants on the market contain harmful chemicals that are linked to breast cancer? I mean does Aluminum Clorohydrate, propylene glycol, and parabens sound like something you want applied to your skin?

It brings my mind to ease that during my pregnancy and even long after there are products on the market from companies like My Fair Haven that offer safe alternatives in the deodorant department to care for my skin and those unwanted odors.

The Natural Pregnancy deodorant from Fair Haven Health has been working  fantastically for me and offers only the safest ingredients preventing any harmful ingredients to affect myself or my unborn child.

I am not sure how long this deodorant will last but knowing that it’s made with  natural herbs that are known to safely fight odor, I consider it a real steal for only 6.95.  The smell is light and bearable and it easily rolls on effectively leaving hours of odor protection. I highly recommend it!

I wish I had know about Fair Haven Health’s Tea-for-Two so much sooner in my pregnancy, as I am sure it would have massively helped me to feel better!

This tea is an all-natural, baby-safe herbal tea designed to support a healthy pregnancy, tone the uterus, and relieve morning sickness discomfort!  It also taste pretty darn good too!

Before baby number 2, I was drinking caffeinated coffee everyday to get my so called buzz. So I find it kind of funny now that I can’t personally stand coffee at all. I want the best for my baby so I’ve also pretty much cut all caffeine out of my diet and have been drinking some great herbal teas like this one!

Once I have my baby, I plan on once again breastfeeding and because I love this tea so much and plan on continue drinking it through the remainder of my pregnancy, I’m sure I’ll be a fan of their nursing time tea!

Overall, I’m a fan of the Fair Haven products I was able to review and encourage pregnant and nursing moms and those trying to get pregnant to definitely check out all the products offered on their site at: http://www.fairhavenhealth.com/

Get Connected: You can find Fair Haven Health on Twitter (@FertilAidAmy) and at Facebook!

Special Code: Use the code “summersavings10” to recieve 10% off your order. Code expires the end of August.

Win It: Fair Haven Health is generously offering  one of my readers the chance to win Tea-For-Two to aid them during their pregnancy!

To Enter: Visit Fair Haven Health and let me know what else you are interested in that I didn’t review! (Giveaway open to USA and Canada)

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RT: Win some Delicious pregnancy aiding tea! http://bit.ly/biRgQt @erinlowmaster– Ends 8/07/10.

Giveaway running till 08/07/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclosure: The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary or other means of compensation.

Imagiplay Natural Toys {review and giveaway}

“For over a decade, ImagiPLAY has created high-quality educational toys that inspire children’s imaginations and the desire to explore. With the abundance of toys available for children today, ImagiPLAY sets itself apart from the rest through its motto: Toys with Integrity. By producing quality products that connect with nature, have eco-friendly sources, and hold educational value, ImagiPLAY works to benefit the earth we share and the people that inhabit it.”

ImagiPlay toys are 100% eco-friendly, educational, and thought invoking for children of all ages. The selection offered include puzzles, play sets, pull toys, mazes, food play,building blocks, rattles, and much more.

The quality, safety, and design I’ve seen first hand in several Imagiplay Natural Toys and was very impressed. All parents, like myself, or caregivers should be worry free in knowing that plantation-growth rubberwood is used to craft each toy which is known to always splinter free.

My Thoughts…

ImagiPLAY generously sent my family the Three Chicks Puzzle, the Veggie Set, and Kitty Alphabet set to review and we are fans of each one!

I introduced each of these toys at different times to my two year old daughter because I wanted to see how often she would come back and play with one without being distracted by another and was very happy with the results I was given.

The first toy I introduced to her was the veggie  cutting set. Included is a wooden knife, cutting board, and a variety of five different vegetables. This fun little set also comes with it’s own little vegetable crate just perfect for pretend kitchen play and storage! My daughter loves copying mommy and daddy so she has a lot of fun pretending to cut and prepare meals for us! Overall a perfect learning toy and one that invokes real life and imaginative play! We are totally thinking about getting the matching fruit set!

The second toy I introduced my daughter to was the three chicks puzzle! This is such a fun puzzle set and I knew right away that my daughter would love it as she’s a huge fan of puzzle solving! This 6 piece set is vivid in color and unique as once it’s put together, the pieces can stand up! At first my daughter was trying to match the colors of the pieces together after she took it apart only to discover that it wouldn’t work in going back together. In doing this, this toy is teaching children great problem solving skills! I’m a huge fan of this puzzle and love how different it is from other puzzles my daughter already owns.

The third toy we were sent is mainly for children ages three and up, so I haven’t given it to my daughter quite yet but I probably will soon when I have the time to sit down with her and have a fun craft session day. The Color Me Up Kitty Alphabet by Imagiplay is perfect for teaching your child their alphabet! I think the fact they include were your child can paint it makes this toy that much more fun!

Overall, I would not hesitate at all to purchase or gift Imagiplay Toys to my own child and those with children that I know! Any of these toys would make wonderful gifts for children all of ages.

Special: Use Promotional Code integrity10 for 20% off your entire order!

Win It: Imagiplay is generously offering  the same set of toys  I reviewed (Veggie Set, Kitty Alphabet & 3 chicks) to a lucky winner!

To Enter: Visit Imagiplay and let me know what else you like that I didn’t review!

Extras:

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4. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
5. Email a friend(s) about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend(s)…one extra entry only)

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RT: Win a set of Eco-friendly wooden toys from Imagiplay! http://bit.ly/beJPaC @erinlowmaster– Ends 8/07/10.

Giveaway running till 08/07/10 . 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 of Eco Friendly Wooden Toys to review from Imagiplay. 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.

MyBlogSpark: Cascadian Farm FarmVille {review & giveaway}

Cascadian Farm®, a pioneer in the organic food industry, is blazing yet another new trail as they become the first official branded – and organic – crop to be offered in Zynga’s popular online game, FarmVille. Joining forces, Cascadian Farm and Zynga will provide an innovative gaming experience for FarmVille fans, breathing virtual life into real world organic farming within the largest online agricultural space.

Beginning July 19 through July 26, Cascadian Farm will provide FarmVille players with a variety of benefits including, coupon offers, organic farming and green living tips, as well as the opportunity to build up their farm quickly. During the week-long partnership, branded Cascadian Farm organic blueberry crops will be the most profitable FarmVille crop offered in the game, to beginner and expert FarmVille

The brand has also recreated the real Cascad players. ian Farm, located in the Upper Skagit Valley of Washington’s North Cascade Mountains. The virtual Cascadian Farm will carry out the brand’s mission to grow good and honest food by encouraging FarmVille users to harvest crops that are free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. All of their online fruits and vegetables will be planted with the same ideals and values found in organic culture, while also sharing the rewards from playing the game with Cascadian Farm’s online fan base.

To further connect with other FarmVille users, Cascadian Farm has created an avatar farmer called “Farmer Joe Cascadian,” who was inspired by the brand’s real-life farmers. “Farmer Joe” will serve as the “virtual” tender to the brand’s own FarmVille farm and users can request to be his neighbor by “friend-ing” him online at www.facebook.com/farmerjoecascadian and by using the FarmVille application to become his neighbor in-game.

For more information, please visit www.cascadianfarm.com.

My Thoughts…
Thanks to My Blog Spark I was given the opportunity to learn about and review some great products through the  Farmville and Cascadian Farm’s partnership through 19th to the 26th of July ! I had never before heard about Cascadian Farm’s products and was sad that I had not! The granola bars and the cereal they sent me to try out taste great! And that’s saying a lot because right now smack dab in the middle of my second pregnancy I have been extremely picky being quite selective in what I enjoy eating!

I think this is a great opportunity that Cascadian Farm is giving to Farmville fans and if you are fan I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to advance in the game as well as for the chance support a great organic based company!

Win it!

How would you like to win a Cascadian Farm Farmville Gift Set like the one pictured above?

To Enter: Let me know what you’d love to grow yourself to be more organic or what you already are!

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
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5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

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RT: Win a Cascadian Farm Farmville Gift Set from My Blog Spark! http://bit.ly/cpvG7P @erinlowmaster– Ends 8/07/10.

Giveaway running till 08/07/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclosure: I was given this gift pack by Cascadian Farm because of my membership with My Blog Spark all thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.