Friday, October 29, 2010

BumGenius 4.0 Artist Series - Review

OK so the new Artist Series from BumGenius seems to be a love it or hate it line.  Personally I LOVE them!  I'm a huge fan of geometric and abstract patterns and I really don't like typical "baby" patterns on diapers.  Weird huh?  So when these came out I was thrilled!

I ordered the JetSetter for David before reading the color description because it looks like light blue on dark blue, but the website says it's purple and blue.  I was a little worried after the color description was posted, but I'm not seeing the purple even in person.  Honestly, I think it could easily work for a boy or girl.  When I got a shipping notification almost a MONTH before I expected it, I was shocked and sooo excited!  When it arrived I was not disappointed!  It is even cuter in person than it is online!

It arrived well packaged with minimal waste, which I think is very important considering one reason a lot of people cloth diaper is to reduce waste.  I'm always shocked at diapers that arrive sealed in individual thick plastic baggies or large heavy cardboard boxes.  What's the point??  This packaging is perfect.  It gives all the information needed on a simple fold over thin cardstock wrapper.

 The fit, like all of his bumGenius diapers, was of course perfect.  I was really happy because I had never bought a one-size diaper from bumGenius.  We have quite a few of the sized AIO's because they are the Hubby's and the grandparents' favorite ;)  David even seemed to like the diaper.  Before I put it on him, he sat holding it and tracing the pattern like it was a maze.

Overall, this is one of my new favorite pocket diapers!  I can't wait to see what the other Artist Series will look like in the future!  I might just have to go through and sell some of my least favorite diapers to make room for some more of these!

**Disclaimer - No product was received and this was not a paid post. I just really like this diaper! My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inspired By Finn Winner!

Congratulations Kerri!  You are the winner!

I'll be contacting you shortly.  You have 48 hours to respond.  Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

Friday, October 15, 2010

CSN Stores - Just a little tease...

When we moved into our house a little over a year ago it was just about perfect for us and we still love it but we're about to have to make some changes.  Some little like adding a bar stool or three to the kitchen counter

and some a little bigger like completely redoing the guest room and turning it in to a "big boy" room for our son.

Fortunately with CSN stores I can easily take care of everything!  With over 200 stores it's super easy to find exactly what I'm looking for whether for the kitchen, bedroom, garage or even accessories!

Keep an eye out, I'll be doing a review soon!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CSN Review - JoJo Designs Treasure Cove Bedding

I love CSN and I always look forward to review their products or hosting giveaways.  Currently we are in the middle of getting stuff together for David's "Big Boy" room that he will be moving in to sometime in the next few months.

I won a Guidecraft Pirate Treasure Chest Toy Box a while ago and somehow that became the focal point of his room.  When I saw the JoJo Designs Treasure Cove Pirate Kids Bedding Collection I knew that it would be perfect!!  I ordered the Twin Bedding set which comes with the Comforter, Bedskirt, Pillow Sham and a Window Valance!!  For just $89.99 that is a GREAT deal!!

The shipping was fabulous as always and arrived just a few days after I ordered it.  I already know that I will be ordering more of the pieces to the matching set and can't wait to put it all together and post pictures of the completed room!

BTW...I'm sorry if you are seeing this for a second time, the first post with all of the pictures I took disappeared.  I have no idea what happened, but hopefully I'll get it figured out soon!

Blogger issues anyone?

I have no idea what has happened.  I had a few posts saved and THOUGHT I had them set up to post but apparently I didn't.  I just now noticed that nothing had posted so I went to check and they're gone :-(  Boo!  I'm sure it was my fault and I just did something wrong, but it's very sad and somewhat annoying.  Oh well!  Hopefully tonight I can get them rewritten!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Inspired by Finn Review AND Giveaway!! Ends 10/15

Teething has been interesting with David.  He is a teething machine!  Apparently he didn't take note of any of the eruption charts in the doctors office or on the internet because once his teeth started coming in they never stopped!  At 15 months old he is just lacking two upper teeth and those nasty two year molars.

I have seen the Inspired by Finn teething necklaces for a few months and I'm not sure why I didn't order one right away.  I'm SOOO glad I finally decided to contact them!  When I got the chance to review a product and do a giveaway I jumped at the chance!

It was so hard to decide which necklace to get.  I finally decided on the Honey Round and LOVE it!  Not only is it beautiful, but it's masculine enough that it looks just fine on our little boy.  I have to admit, hubby was and still is a little skeptical about the Baltic amber necklace, but I think that's only because he's not around David all day long since he's at work.  I have noticed such a difference this week since he started wearing it!  He has two teeth coming in right now and since we got the necklace I haven't had to resort to using orajel or give him any sort of pain reliever.  He's acting just like he does when he's not teething!  It's really amazing!

(The necklace is usually tucked into his shirt so this is one of the only pictures where you can see it)

Here's some information straight from the Inspired by Finn website on the benefits of Baltic Amber:

Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.

There's a TON more information on their website so I highly suggest you go check it out! You should also follow them on Facebook to look for more giveaway opportunities and discounts! They have a few current incentives for Facebook "likers"

TO SAVE 20% on an order, join by clicking the "Like" button toward the top of their "Wall" tab.

TO SAVE 25%, join by clicking the "Like" button + use the "Suggest to Friends" link near the top left of the "Wall" tab to suggest this page to your Facebook friends.

The discount code is entered/applied during checkout, and the discount is given off of prices on their website -

The codes to use once you have completed the criteria above -

To save 20%: FB20
To save 25%: FB25


The winner will receive any in stock necklace 16 inches or smaller.

Mandatory Entry
Head over to the Inspired by Finn website and tell me one more advantage of Baltic Amber that I didn't mention
If your e-mail isn't visible in your profile please post it on EACH comment.  Thank you!

Extra Entries
  • Follow me publicly via GFC (3 entries)
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  • Tweet this giveaway and leave the permalink (1 tweet per hour)  You may copy and paste the following link if you like:
RT Enter to an Inspired by Finn Baltic Amber Teething Necklace from @ Ends 10/15 9pm EST

  • "Like" Inspired by Finn on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Head to their website and tell me which necklace you would choose (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a direct link back to this post.  Please post the direct link to your blog post  (5 entries)

Keep an eye out for extra entry opportunity on non-giveaway posts!

This giveaway will end on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 9pm EST.  Good luck!!

**The product in this review and the giveaway product were both provided by Inspired by Finn but this was not a paid post. My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**