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Bubble Bum

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own.

One thing that is always difficult is finding car seats and booster seats that fit multiple across. I am a mom of three and when I was choosing my car I had to keep in mind that boosters and car seats needed to fit. The Bubble Bum booster is the perfect size for fitting three across!
What I love is the values they have at Bubble Bum! Here is what it lists on their website:
“At BubbleBum we feel it is important that we are clear in how we behave and treat each other. We promise to keep these values in our daily lives, not just in the office. They are fundamental to the decisions we make and WHO we are. As a mum, these are things that are also important to our kids. Our vision is to create a global brand of products which are cool, functional and innovative travel solutions for families Some of the values that define us are :
  • We will always act with integrity and honesty.
  • We will always act in the best interest of the company but never to the detriment of the safety of children.
  • We will speak as if others are listening and write only what we would like others to read.
  • We want our team to dream big and be part of the dream.
  • We will be consciously positive in our speech and all communication at all times.
  • Always take the business seriously, never take ourselves too seriously
  • We will choose to have a great day!”
How awesome is that??
You can purchase the Bubble Bum booster for 35.65 USD. Find them on their website HERE.https://www.bubblebum.co/product-category/travel-car-booster-seat/ They come in a variety of colors and are perfect for children 4-11 years of age. They are perfect for travel and everyday use!

Tranquilo Mat

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SLEEP! We all need it and with a newborn sometimes it can be very difficult! The Tranquilo Mat is here to save you from that fourth trimester stage! Your baby is used to being warm and snug inside your belly and when they enter this world it is cold and they need to get used to their newfound limbs. The Tranquilo Mat mimics the sounds and motions of the mother's womb.
Tranquilo Mat is the only portable, soothing, vibrating mat designed for use anytime, anywhere. Unlike vibrating chairs that require breaking contact with your baby, Tranquilo allows you to comfort your baby in your arms. Lightweight and compact, it can easily be folded up and placed in a diaper bag. Tranquilo Mat is versatile and can be used independently or in conjunction with other soothing methods.
The Tranquilo Mat is CPSIA safe and has been tested by a third party laboratory in the USA. The mat is designed to exceed all CPSIA testing and standards. Tranquilo Mat is a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Winner.
The large Tranquilo Mat is best used for bassinets, cribs, pack and plays, activity mats, play pens, and all those larger spaces where baby likes to hang out (and cry). Does your baby get fussy at the sight of a crib? Instead of bouncing up and down or driving around the block, try a large Tranquilo Mat at naptime.
The small Tranquilo Mat is perfect for baby carriers, strollers, car seats (used over baby after he or she has been properly buckled in), and other smaller portable devices. Heading out to the airport or driving to Grandma’s house? Our small mat can easily travel with any on-the-go baby.
The small mat is priced at 84.99 USD and the large mat is priced at 99.99 USD. You can purchase them HERE.So if you are looking for a hopeful solution for sleep and comfort for your newborn, head on over and try this awesome product!

Gifts for new moms

*Disclosure: I have received products free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 

As a new mom getting gifts that make my life easier is so nice! These gifts will be sure to make a new mom in your life happy! 



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Every laboring, new and breastfeeding mom needs to stay hydrated and Precidio’s Drink in the Box Unique. This is aslim and sleek, fashionable reusable drink box, perfect for keeping hydrated at all times. It is patented, BPA and Phthalate free, won't squirt or leak. One hand operation to easily close keeping you and your baby and bag dry. 
Age range: 6 years +
Available Sizes: 12 oz.
Available Colors: Black, White, Clear/Black, Clear/White
MSRP: $15.99



Nanobebe’s Smooth Beginnings Newborn Gift Set is what every laboring or new mom needs! This exclusive gift set includes some of our most innovative products: Breastmilk Bottles to help preserve breastmilk nutrients during storage and warming and our non-electric Smart Warming Bowl for quick and even warming of breastmilk.  The set also features essential accessories such as medium flow and slow flow nipples and breast pump adaptors.  Also included are our Microwave Steam Sterilizer, which quickly eliminates household bacteria, and our space-saving Compact Drying Rack.
• Breastmilk Bottles – designed to preserve breastmilk nutrients
• Smart Warming Bowl – unique geometry of bottle and bowl enables efficient warming of breastmilk
• Microwave Steam Sterilizer – quickly eliminates 99.9% of household bacteria
• Compact Drying Rack – fast, hygienic drying, slim storage
Age range: adult
MSRP: $94.99


Baby Care by e-cloth’s Luxury Hooded Towel offers the next generation of super-soft, micro-dry technology for quick drying and extra absorption.  By reducing dampness, babies are dryer, warmer and happier after bath time.  With a sumptuous look and feel plus exceptional drying performance, the Luxury Hooded Towel offers the next generation of towel technology. Your baby will enjoy the softness, while the fibers rapidly draw moisture for quicker and easier drying. No more crying after bath time - a warm and cozy baby is a happy, smiling baby. High Performance drying combined with elegant luxury and a contemporary look. Uses Micro-dry technology for quick drying due to extra absorption.
Color/Styles: Pink, Blue and Grey
Age range: Birth-12 months
MSRP: $39.99 


Instead of a white noise machine or having to “shush” your baby on your own (which can become exhausting) calm your baby from her manic cries with the Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother. This innovative baby calming and sleep device is one of the only products on the market that uses a recorded human voice to help with baby sleep training. This device for babies features rhythmic recorded “shushes” which can play up to 30 minutes at a time. This helps to interrupt your baby’s crying session and engages their relaxation and calming reflex. It’s also a wonderful way to help dad participate in bonding and soothing baby. The Baby Shusher is great for getting baby to calm (or sleep) in the car, crib, stroller, etc. The adjustable volume on the unit is ideal for accommodating you and your baby’s personal needs during the night without keeping everyone awake and during the day too. Perfect for travel, the Baby Shusher is also the perfect shower gift! Strap Included, BPA Free, 2 AA batteries included. Only 3.2 ounces and dimensions are: 2.3 x 2.3 x 5 inches
Age range: Birth+
MSRP: $39.00
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Every new mom needs this cream in case their baby ever has diaper rash. Olen Cosmetics has created *the* best solution to this dilemma with their Baby Butz Cream. The safest and most effective diaper rash treatment available without a prescription. 100% natural ingredients and 30% zinc oxide. Used in hospital neonatal units and many pediatricians hand out samples plus medical professionals have endorsed this cream. No Chemicals, no Alcohol, no perfumes and hypoallergenic.
Age range: Birth+
MSRP: $6.49 (2 ounces)


Lassig’s multipurpose, sustainable Extra Large Bamboo Burp and Swaddle is made of pre-washed, easy to clean and breathable 100% bamboo fiber, a fast-growing raw material, and can be used as a burp or swaddle cloth. The cloths feature a friendly, cheerful Lela print and are available as a triple pack in a variety of colors for girls and boys. These cloths are especially soft, since they are pre-washed, and will become softer after every wash. Bamboo is also easy on the skin and at the same time easy on resources. The multipurpose, sustainable cloth can be machine washed, and is especially gentle on your baby's skin, making it perfect for your baby's everyday routine.
Dimensions: 47 inches square
Age range: Birth+ 
MSRP: $28.50




HABA’s Star Clutching Toy will give your little star something to fun chew on and is the perfect item for every new mom. Made from food-grade silicone, with its varying textures and grippy feel, babies will love grasping, examining and gnawing on it as they discover and learn about their senses.
Dimensions: Length: 3.75, Width: 2.75
Age range: 6 months+
MSRP: $6.99


There’s nothing more important to a teething baby than having teethers on hand at all times and the Marcus & Marcus Teether is perfect for soothing your teething baby’s tender gums. Stash them in your car, purse, diaper bag, and around the house so they are always close at hand for baby. These animal-themed teethers are food-grade, brightly colored and designed for baby-safe fun. They are molded from BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials. Top-rack dishwasher safe, microwave and freezer safe and they coordinate with other Marcus & Marcus mealtime accessories!
Age range: 6 months+
MSRP: $8.99/each
Available Characters/Colors: Marcus the Lion (Red), Pokey the Pig (Pink), Lola the Giraffe (Yellow), Ollie the Elephant (Green) and Willo the Whale (Purple)

Breaking Gender Barriers

*Disclosure: I have received products free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 

Toys do not have to have a gender. My sons love playing with dolls and trucks. So these great toys are breaking down those barriers! 




Marcus&Marcus 6 Piece Package
This package includes everything you need to bring the wonderful life of Marcus&Marcus to your baby's meal times. It comes with the: Silicone Adjustable Baby Bib, Spoon, Learning Chopsticks, Placemat, Collapsible Bowl, and Teether. Choose between Marcus the Lion, Pokey the Pig, Ollie the Elephant, Willo the Whale, Lola the Giraffe or collect them all!

Available at www.Amazon.com, $79.99



Zookeeper Sorting Box (from HABA usa)
With this sorting box, children have twice as much fun! Just like in a real zoo, within every vivarium there is a slide: If pushed down, only the half wood shapes fit through the opening. If pushed upward, the opening is large enough for the whole wood shape. This is fun because as children play, they can pretend to feed the animals while becoming more familiar with color and shape recognition. 
​Available 
at www.HABAusa.com, $34.99

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Wildlife Trolley Suitcase
Whether your little one is heading off on a Jungle excursion or just going to Grandma's for the day, this rolling Wildlife Trolley Suitcase from Lassig will help make traveling a little easier. Not only will little ones love venturing around the train station or airport with luggage just like the grown-ups, but it allows for adults to focus on juggling their own bags. In addition to the wheels, features include telescoping pull handle, deep main pocket with mesh pockets and zipper divider within, carrying handle, and front zipper pocket. Available in six bright Wildlife designs: Elephant, Turtle, Birdie, Tiger, Giraffe, and Rhino.
​Available at www.Amazon.com, $49.99​



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PlayTape
Printed to look like a road, PlayTape Classic Road Series is a roll of removable tape that’s perfect for playing with die-cast toy and model cars like HotWheels® and Matchbox®. PlayTape is the fastest way to create roads for imaginative play, display, or decoration. Make instant roads, anytime, anywhere!
​Available in stores at Walmart on online at www.Amazon.com, $8.99-$13.99 

ZIPIT Grillz Backpack
At school, around the city or on the go, ZIPIT Grillz Large Backpack is a cool and practical way to take with you everything you need. The exterior pocket unzips to reveal shiny grillz which, along with the eyes and hood, make this backpack a force to be reckoned with.
​ Available in six different colors: Lime, pink, grey, green, camo grey and black. ​
​Available in stores at Target, or online at  http://www.just-zipit.com,  and Target! $24.99​


On The Farm Threading Game

Free threading or following the templates? Little threading experts can choose. If there are two players, they can play an exciting tactile game and take turns to pull the play figures out of the tactile bag. Set comes with 2 threads with stable, 1 cow, 1 calf, 1 horse, 1 foal, 1 cloverleaf, 1 flower, 1 milk churn, 1 horseshoe, 4 templates, 1 little tactile bag.
Available at www.HABAusa.com, $29.99

Robots: The toy trend taking over!

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own.


One toy trend that s sure to catch your child's interest is Robots! Lots of children love to build and work with their hands! These toys are sure to spark your child's interest! 



Design and Drill Robot



My boys loved putting this robot together! There are different ways they can create their own! 
Product Description: Beep! Boop! The Design & Drill® Robot is the perfect introduction to STEM learning through basic engineering and construction play. 
Product Features + Benefits: 
· Rockin' robot with swivel head, arms and upper body 
· Includes colored bolts and kid-friendly screwdriver 
· Customize with decorative stickers 
Age range: 3-6 years 
MSRP: $12.99
Where to buy online: www.EducationalInsights.com
Social Media Links:
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/educationalinsights?ref=br_tf Twitter: https://twitter.com/ed_insights YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EducationalInsights Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/edinsights/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educationalinsights/



Gears! Gears! Gears! Factory building robot set



This building set will keep your child busy for hours! It has many different ways to assemble and create their own building sets! 

Product Description: Build and rebuild your own robot factory with this colorful set! Robots spin and bounce around. Use the included stickers to bring the factory to life. Works with all Gears! Gears! Gears!® sets. 
Product Features + Benefits: 
· Kids practice engineering skills as they build their own pretend robot factory 
· Mix and match pieces can be constructed endless different ways 
· Includes Robots, stickers, and more 
· A new addition to the classic gears! gears! gears! toy line. Combine it with other sets! 
Age range: 4+ years 
MSRP: $39.99
Where to buy online: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Gears-Factory-Building/dp/B01LXRYPNI
Social Media Links:
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/learningresources?ref=nf Twitter: https://twitter.com/learninghandson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LearningResourcesInc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/learningres/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learningresources/


Memo Robots Matching Game



Matching games are great for shaping young minds! These robot cards really work the brain! 

Product Description: The Purple Cow brings back to life the good old memory games. Designed in a beautiful tubular box with large round and durable play cards.
 Product Features + Benefits: 
· 20 pairs in each game 
· Each child can find their own favorite title - dogs, funny faces, dinosaurs, robots and illustrated animals. 
Age range: 3 years and up 
MSRP: $7.43 
Product link: http://www.the-purple-cow.com/products_detail/1/2299/Memo_-_Robots 
Where to buy online: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZER7HZU/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me

Giant introduces new Toasted Coconut flavor!

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Giant is at it again with their amazing new limited time only flavors! Coconut has been a huge trend and with summer around the corner what a better flavor to come out with! There is something for everyone's interest from sweet to savory! The granola went amazing in my yogurt in the morning and my new pregnancy craving has been pancakes so the toasted coconut pancake mix has satisfied that need!

If you are looking fir a refreshing drink the toasted coconut water is where it is at! And my boys could not get enough of the cookies! You are going to want to grab extras of your favorites because once they are gone, they are gone! So run out quick and get these yummy goodies! 



You can find out more information at Giant's website! And one lucky winner will win a 25 dollar gift card by commenting and telling me which product sounds yummy to you! 



Giant introduces limited time only Twisted Chocolate line!

*Disclosure: I received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Giant stores is always coming out with some new and exciting flavors! And what better time for a pregnant woman to try their new Twisted chocolate line? This is one line that will sure satisfy your sweet tooth! This line has 30, yes i said 30, different twisted chocolate products! Love hummus? They have a twisted chocolate hummus you'll be dying to try! Cookies? These cookies have a twist that might just get you hooked! 


The Flake and granola cereal had me wanting to eat more and more. I couldn't quite put my finger on what this new 'twist' is but it sure is delicious! The new twisted chocolate soda tastes like a tootsie roll! It was so yummy on its own but I took it a step further and poured it in my crock pot with a pork to make a delicious pork loin! The flavor and moistness of combining the two was absolutely amazing! 


Just look at the amazing possibilities. You are not going to want to miss this new limited time only line! I know once they are gone I am going to miss them! You have the chance to win a gift card so you can get to try some of these awesome new products! Just comment below with which product seems most intriguing to you! I feel like this is something straight out of the Willy Wonka factory! It is seriously delicious and unique! Something for every chocolate lover. Check out Giant for more info and to find a store near you! 

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~


The Teething Egg

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own.



Teething is hard! Not just hard for our littles but hard for the parents as well! I am always on the look out for great products that will help soothe my baby's little gums. Right now we are working on those dreaded two year molars. Hands are always in the mouth, toys, and whatever he can use to soothe his aching gums. The Teething Egg is great because it has the tether so it can stay with him at all times for quick relief. I can guide J when he is trying to use his hands and toys to pick up his egg and use that instead. 

The Teething Egg is designed to fit nicely in little hands and isn't too heavy for their tiny grasps. The egg is made in the USA and is CPSC tested for safety and backed by a 60 day money back guarantee. They come in a variety of colors and you can now accessorize with new clips! 





The Teething Egg was designed by a husband and wife team that wanted to find the perfect teething toy for their little girl. Moms can rest assured that this product is safe and FDA quality and perfectly designed for their little ones. 

The Teething egg is 17.99 on their website and they ship worldwide fir a flat 3 dollar shipping fee! You can purchase your Teething Egg here. You can also find them on Facebook.

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~

Posh- Liza Griggers

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


As a mom the one thing I do not do enough of is take time for myself. Even taking a shower (especially by myself) is a huge task! Posh is a simple and easy way to be able to pamper yourself whether it is during the baby's nap time or you are soaking in a bath tub with a glass of wine at night. I can not sit here and say I have one favorite product because I have loved everything I have tried so far! And the best part is everything is under 25 dollars! There is something for everyone's budget! Posh products would make fantastic gifts for the women (and MEN!) in your life! 

One of the products I use pretty much every day is the Gender Bender chunk. This is like the king of bar of soaps. For me, I cut this bar into smaller chunks to last longer. I wash my face with this bar. It's activated charcoal powder, silt, and carbon absorb over 1,000 times their weight in nasty free radical pollutions, giving your skin a deep detox! I tried tons of acne products and the Gender Bender bar is the only thing to come close to getting rid of my stubborn pimples! This huge bar is only 9 dollars!! And lasts a long time! 



One of Posh's constant deals is the B5G1 (buy 5 get 1 free) deal. So you can get six products for the price of 5! And it is so easy to be able to pick more then 5 products out of this line! They have something for everyone from face, lips, body,hair, bath, and a mens line! This is an all around pampering, skin care line, and well, we all have skin! These all natural products do not disappoint! 

Like many companies, to by Posh you find a consultant. And Liza is fantastic at knowing the products and helping you find what you need! She has a Facebook page you can follow for all the sweetest deals HERE and a Facebook VIP group you can join where she has her very own sales! She has an open link that you can shop any time of the day! 

Here are some more tid bits about this awesome company: 

There are no fillers in the products. so you can rest assured you are using the best! 

There are many Vegan options! 

They DO NOT test on animals. 

They are made in the USA. 

They use all natural ingredients. 

If all of this doesn't have you wanting to try these products I don't know what will! 

And Liza is giving you the chance to win the Gender Bender Chunk! Just enter through the rafflecopter below!! 

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~





Basic Invite

*I have received compensation for this post. These thoughts are solely my own. 


It is that time of year where we start thinking about our holiday cards! I don't know about you but I pre plan my family's hold photo and color coordinate it with the cards I chose! I love saving each years cards and seeing how my family grows! Basic Invite has cards for all of your needs! Right now they have a discount on holiday cards! So for all of you out there ready to order head on over and get thirty percent off! 

Basic Invite doesn't just have holiday cards. They have cards YEAR ROUND! Getting married? They have all of your stationary needs. Having a baby? Order your new bundle of joy's announcements! From thank you cards, to birthdays, to Bat Mitvah's Basic Invite has you covered! 


One of the best parts about Basic Invite is that they are so cheap! Ordering personalized cards can be expensive, but they don't have to be with Basic Invite. And just because they are cheap doesn't mean the quality is slacking. These are great professional looking cards that will help you stand out! 

And right now they even have a fifteen percent off EVERYTHING code! So if you have to order cards for more then one occasion now is the time to do it! 

Basic Invite has a great inspiration page to help you come up with ideas for all of your needs! So go check out Basicinvite.com ad check out everything they have to offer!