Archives for 2009

My husband's reaction when he checked out his latest shirt from Marine Layer?  "I want to be that guy in the hammock."  Marine Layer's logo of a guy hanging out in a hammock epitomizes what most guys (at least my guy, and most that I know) want to be doing at any given moment - relaxing.  And their clothing reflects the feel of the logo - chill … [Read more...]

In just 4 minutes, players of Fast4Words add letters to a grid, making words to gain points. A combination of Boggle, Scrabble, Crossword Puzzles and a little Connect Four, this its a great skill-builder that keeps you on your toes as you try to gain points creating your words. Another "wordie" game, Keesdrow is "Word Seek" backwards. Players … [Read more...]

Have a couple of Thank You Cards you need to write post Christmas?  Check out PicPads for something different and fun.  You can customize a thank you card, note card and more with a picture of your choice.  PicPads was recently featured in both InStyle Magazine and O Magazine.  They were selected as one of O's favorite shopping ideas. Use … [Read more...]

I can't tell you how thrilled I am that it just keeps getting easier to feed your child healthy organic baby food. What was once a laborious task, with my oldest child (shopping, preparing, freezing, etc) has just become a no brainer with Ella's Kitchen baby food products. A friend brought over a starter pack recently, suggesting I review them for … [Read more...]

Do you have a toddler who is always running with utensils? Stabbing themselves and their siblings with their fork? Do sporks seem strangely cruel and wrong to you. Side note: you can inflict a startling amount of damage with a spork. Don't ask how I know. If you answered yes to any of the above questions you might want to check out Tiny Tongs. … [Read more...]

My 4 year old son suddenly got very fashion conscious this year -- about his winter hat! I had picked up a cute hot pink Kitty Cat Hat from Target for my daughter and my son wanted it for himself. We were lucky enough to test out the funky tide blue fish hat ($7.50) and mittens ($7.50) from The Children's Place. The quality was good and the … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the winners! Lise scored a Learning Curve SuperWHY Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer and Adina won Chicco's Billy FunWheels! Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Looking for a few little gifts to fill her stocking?  Need something small for a friend?  Here are a few last minute ideas: Keep mom on her feet with GRiPPiES products.  These adhesive grips are perfect for pregnant moms to prevent slipping.  I'm not always wearing shoes or slippers when I'm home.  With a house full of hardwood floors and the … [Read more...]

That's right.  Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't have a fun, bubbly drink over the holidays.  Pre-pregnancy, my husband and I spent many an evening with a good dinner and a great bottle of wine.  For the past six months we've certainly continued to eat well, but the only one enjoying our collection of great wines is my husband.  … [Read more...]

We opened our Brik-a-Blok buliding toys today. Its definitely a gift for the whole family. See an explanation of the toys and how they work in my vlog. Here's my original review. … [Read more...]