Monday, November 22, 2010

CSN Stores - Tease and Early Black Friday Specials!!

Recently we've been looking for a piece of furniture to go in our entrance way. It's kind of a funny shaped area so it needs something long and narrow. So I've been looking at tv tables because that seemed to be what works best in the area. Of course I had to check out since they CSN Stores since they have over 200 stores to choose from! They have some fantastic tv tables! I LOVE this one:

I really want something with glass cabinets so I can display some things without David getting into them ;)

Now, onto the Black Friday Deals!!!  These start TODAY!  Go check them out for some great deals on Christmas gifts or just something special for you ;)

Keep an eye out for a CSN Stores review coming soon!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

AMMO Winter Kids Releases Review

David is a serious little reader already.  Even though he's only 17 months old he usually prefers for Mommy or Daddy to read him a book to anything else!  It's not unusual for him to grab book after book off "his" bookshelf and bring them over to one of us to read to him.  Now he's getting to the point where he'll just sit down with a book and "read" to himself (which is my favorite, so cute!).

When we received the latest book from AMMO, ABC IS FOR CIRCUS by Patrick Hruby, David was so excited! It's full of bright colors, fun illustrations, and it's also educational!  He just sat there for a while pointing at the pictures saying "Ooooo" over and over again!

Here's a brief description from their site:

ABC IS FOR CIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative chunky board book. ABC IS FOR CIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.

We also received the Charley Harper Nesting Blocks and I had NO idea how much David would love them!  As soon as I pulled them out of the box, he started clapping.  Then I sat on the floor and stacked them up, of course he immediately knocked them over and was VERY proud of himself!  Then he started trying to nest them back all by himself and actually did a pretty good job.  I can already tell this set of Nesting Blocks is becoming a fast favorite.

The only thing that concerns me is if he discovers the areas on the corners where the paper comes together, he loves to rip things, but hopefully he won't figure that he could probably peel the paper off the boxes fairly easily ;)

These are super cute blocks and I love that they are covered in letters, numbers and words so David can learn as he plays!

Here's a brief description from their site:
Charley Harper’s whimsical and well-loved illustrations are featured here on this classic set of nesting blocks. The alphabet and numbers 1 through 10 are expressed with Charley’s colorful animal illustrations that wrap around the surface of each of the 10 nesting blocks. When completely stacked, the blocks stand almost 3 feet tall, and when they nest, they become a compact 6 x 6 x 6 inches square. These CHARLEY HARPER NESTING BLOCKS are interactive, decorative, and a great addition to the existing line of Charley Harper books and toys for kids. Perfect for brightening any nursery room!

Please check out AMMO's website at

They have so many cute products and any of them would make great Christmas presents for any child!

**Disclaimer - I received this product free of charge, but this was not a paid post. My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**

Hevea Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifier Review

My son loves his pacifiers.  Right now he just uses them at night and naptime and we only use natural rubber orthodontic pacis which are kind of hard to come by.  When I saw that Hevea was coming out with these new pacis I was thrilled!!  If you know what normal natural rubber pacis look like they are kind of big, round and clunky.  They always touch my son's nose and can sometimes leave a funny little red mark.  The Hevea pacifiers are different.  They have a contoured shape that dips below the nose so no more funny little red mark!

I love the little cutouts on the pacifiers too!  They have quite a few different options.  We received the Star & Moon version, but they also have cars, crowns and flowers.  All of them are adorable!  We will definitely have to get our little girl a few with flowers!

Here's the description from the company:

This 100% natural rubber pacifier has a great star and moon design that is perfect for both boys and girls. The pacifier comes in a stylish brown and beige wrapping. Nipple shape is orthodontic.

The ONLY thing I would change about these is the availability in larger stores, but I'm sure that will come as their popularity increases!  We go through pacis very quickly and really need the convenience of being able to just run to the store and pick another one up, and I know that will double as soon as the new baby arrives!

If you are looking for a natural alternative to a standard paci I would definitely suggest checking these out! 

You can learn more about them on their website:

or Facebook page:

**Disclaimer - I received this product free of charge, but this was not a paid post. My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**

CSN Stores - Le Creuset Review

First of all, I'm so sorry I disappeared for a while.  I have been SICK!  This pregnancy has really thrown me for a loop for some reason, but things seem to be getting better.  Of course now I have some sort of virus that my son picked up from the church nursery and passed on to me, but nothing I can't deal with ;)


I LOVE doing reviews for CSN Stores.  They have wonderful products and always ship super fast!  This time I got to review a set of Le Creuset Stoneware.

I chose the cherry color and got two wonderful dishes!  One is 10.5" x 7" which is perfect for a small batch of brownies or cornbread.  Really anything that would normally fit in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan fits great.  The second dish is 7"x5" and honestly I haven't used it yet, but it is just adorable!

The quality is just fantastic and it arrived MUCH sooner than I expected!  At the time the website said that it would take 4-6 weeks to arrive, which I didn't mind since that meant I could use them for Christmas, but less than a week later I got the shipping notice!  Woohoo!!  They were packaged REALLY well.  I'm talking very well padded!  Nothing was happening to those babies lol

Here are some pictures of brownies and cornbread.  They cooked so evenly I was really impressed!  Our oven tends to have issues cooking evenly, but for some reason I didn't have any problems when using this baking dish.

It's probably a little late to order these for Thanksgiving, but if you're looking for new cookware definitely check these out from CSN Stores!!  They Have lots of different colors and free shipping!!

**Disclaimer - I received this product free of charge, but this was not a paid post. My honest opinions have been given, however others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**