Thursday, May 31, 2012

What's NEW with NUBY!?

Thursday Giveaway (5/31)
If you didn't already know, May is National Hamburger Month! Nuby knows that Everyone loves a good burger and they want to know what YOUR method is to making the BEST Burger!

To Enter the giveaway: Email NUBY at and share your favorite burger recipe.


Nuby Replacement Spouts and Straws are now available for purchase at

Buy Baby Direct has a Facebook page
"LIKE" them to show some love!

Possible FREE Kikkomen Marinade Coupon!

CLICK HERE to get a  $2/1 Kikkomen Marinade Coupon! You may be able to score FREE marinade at your local stores!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nuby Tickle Toes Monkey Review!

Channing loves his Nuby Tickle Toes Monkey!

This adorable plush toy is super soft, lovable, hugable and so much fun! When you "tickle" it's toes, it lets out an adorable laugh! There are no hard pieces or pieces that can become easily detached from the Tickle Toes Monkey which makes it very safe for little ones.   
Nuby Tickle Toes Monkey
It can be purchased at for $9.99
It comes in a variety of fun animals!
Picture of Tickle Toes™
I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I am an Official Nuby Mommy Blogger (Mom-To-Be)!

Today is the official launch of the Nuby Mommy Blogger program! I am very happy to say that I was one of the LUCKY mommy's-to-be to be selected to work one on one with Nuby.

Over the next several months, I will be giving updates about my pregnancy, the arrival of our sweet baby boy and the fun moments and milestones that we experiance as first time parents! I will also be getting to use great Nuby products and I will be able to share my thoughts and experience with these items.

As a Nuby Mommy Blogger, I will be volunteering my time at various events/organizations every so often and will be sharing the fun with all of you along the way!

I have been working with the ladies of the Nuby Social Media Team for several weeks now to get everything  ready for the big launch. I cannot praise them enough for how great of a team they are! They are truly some of the most down-to-earth people I have ever met and I continue to be impressed by how great of a company Nuby is! I am very excited to be working with them and hope that you enjoy reading my posts over the next several months!
Our little "Fur Baby" (Rambo) thinks that all of the new baby gear/baby's room is his...
He has a big surprise in store!

I am 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant! Our little guy could be here any day now!
It's an overwhelming feeling to think that I'll be holding him in my arms any time now. I can't wait to hear his first cries and to see what he looks like and to watch him grow every day! I've been very blessed with an easy pregnancy and have enjoyed it thoroughly but can't wait for his big arrival! I have a doctors appointment today.
Wish me luck!

a moment in my tummy...
a LIFETIME in my heart!

I did not receive any compensation for this post,
although as part of this program,
I may recieve items to sample or review.

Monday, May 14, 2012

*HOT* Target Deals!

Welch’s Fruit Fizz 4-Pack $2.50 (Price Cut until 5/19)Use  $1/1 Welch’s Fruit Fizz 4 pk Target store coupon
Plus, use  $1/1 Welch’s Fruit Fizz 4-pack coupon
= ONLY $0.50!

Spectracide Weed & Grass Treatment 26 oz $3.49 (Price Cut 5/19)
Use $3/1 Spectracide Lawn & Garden Care Item Target store coupon
= ONLY $0.49!
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush $1.99Use  $2/1 Sonia Kashuk Cosmetic or Cosmetic Accessory Item Target Coupon

Revlon Lower Priced Assorted Beauty Tools $1.27 – $1.99
( I found the Emery boards or finger nail clippers for this price!)Use $2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool Target Coupon

Dial Liquid Hand Soap 9.37 oz $1.29 (Price Cut until 5/26)Use 3 $1/2 Dial Hand Soap Pump Target store coupons
Plus, use  $3/6 printable coupon from
= ONLY $0.29 each!

Up & Up Ibuprofin 24 count $0.99Use $1/1 Up & Up Pain Relief

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Belly Banter Stickers Review & Giveaway!

Taking weekly photos of your baby bump is so much fun and Belly Banter helps to make it even more fun! Belly Banter is a “fun, fashionable, yet affordable option for announcing and making statements about pregnancy and tracking the growth of a baby.” They are 4″ stickers that you just peel and stick on your belly. It adds flare to any photo! Each package contains 15 high quality stickers. I noticed that even after using the stickers, I could place them back on the wax type paper for re-use because they kept their stickiness!

These stickers would make an amazing gift for any mom-to-be! They make for great photo announcements or scrap booking opportunities! Not only do they carry stickers for that adorable bump of yours, but they carry stickers for each month (1-12months) of your child's life! I LOVE this idea and can't wait to utilize these awesome stickers. A ton of people have asked me where I found these adorable stickers and I have heard nothing but compliments on them! They are incredibly easy to use. All you have to do use peel, apply and snap a great photo! This is a great way to share fun milestones with friends and family through email or social media sites as well!


These stickers can be purchased here! for only $14.99

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Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Baby K'tan Carrier Review!

A Wrap without all the wrapping...

The Baby K'tan baby carrier is a super soft cotton carrier that is uniquely designed compared to other soft cotton carriers. It can be warn in all of the same convenient positions as a wrap, without the hassle of wrapping! It also has no uncomfortable metal or plastic parts.  It consists of 3 pieces of fabric that form a figure 8 and a separate sash. The figure 8 design creates a duel sling and provides great back and shoulder support. It is available in your choice of several different colors in either 100% natural or organic cotton or the breeze version (mesh).  All of which are washer and dryer safe.

I love that this baby carrier grows with your baby!

about the baby k'tan baby carrier
We received the Black Organic Baby K'tan baby carrier and couldn't be happier. I loved the idea of the Moby Wrap Carrier that I see many people using but it is such a hassle learning how to put it on. I began searching for other alternatives and came across the Baby K'tan. The carrier came with easy to read directions for use and within minutes we were able to put the carrier to use. I can't say it enough how easy this is to use especially compared to the Moby Wrap. The wide duel shoulder straps perfectly disperses baby's weight which makes this wrap very comfortable.

The Baby K'tan is extremely versatile. It can be used in 9 carrying positions, for children from birth all the way up to 42 pounds! This baby carrier provides an extra close hold that is very supportive of baby. I love that you can pack baby around hands-free and get my everyday tasks done in the process.

The Baby K’tan is easily stored. The sling has a built in pocket and the wrap folds up and nicely fits in the pocket. The carrier easily fits in the diaper bag or my purse which makes it great for on the go.

The only downfall I can find with the Baby K'tan Carrier, is the lack of being able to adjust the size (since there is no wrapping, buckles etc). I ordered the small carrier to fit me and it does not work for my husband to use. This isn't a huge ordeal beacause my husband would prefer to use more of a backpack style carrier. Also, compared to wrap style carriers, you can not get as custom as a fit. For me, I would take the convience of not having to mess with wrapping over the other fit any day!
Baby K’tan is a fantastic company and they really take pride in creating their awesome product. They only use all natural cotton, in an effort to minimize their environmental impact.  Baby K’tan also gives back by allocating a percentage of the proceeds from every sale to the American Heart Association and to help fund Down Syndrome research, advocacy and awareness programs.

The Baby K'tan can be purchased here for $60-$70!
It can also be personalized!

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Gia Simplisse Angled Breastfeeding Pillow Review!

The Gia by Simplisse Angled Breasfeeding pillow  is by far my favorite nursing pillow. Unlike other nursing pillows which lay flat, the Gia pillow features a tapered thick-to-thin design that positions baby on an incline for comfortable breastfeeding. The popular Boppy pillow is put to shame compared to the Gia by Simplisse. The Boppy pillow loses shape over time and does not properly support baby. I have often seen women having to use an additional pillow under baby's head to get baby in the right position. The Gia Simplisse Pillow is already perfectly designed to keep mom and baby comfortable and in the correct position. The angle of the pillow also helps to reduce acid reflux and other feeding problems and actually aids in baby’s digestion process.
Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow
The Gia by Simplisse Angled Breasfeeding pillow works great for propping baby for sitting up or tummy time as well!
Compared to other nursing pillows, the Gia by Simplisse offers a wider, flatter pillow surface that helps to prevent baby from rolling down. The pillow is incredibly soft but yet firm and is made of 100% quilted cotton that is anti-bacterial and stain-resistant. The best part is that this pillow is completely machine washable!

The Gia by Simplisse Angled Breasfeeding Pillow can be used with or without a cover. They offer four great embroidered covers to choose from that are sold separately. I do wish that they had more covers to choose from. They just recently released a unisex cover that is grey with little green monkeys! It is adorable. I did find that the cover was slightly difficult to put on. The cover contains no zippers and slides on from side to side. The cover fits very well once it is on. The covers sell for approximately $20 a piece.

 For other reviews of this awesome Breasfeeding Pillow, head over to

Simplisse also offers other breastfeeding products! I haven't personally been able to try out these products but I do look forward to trying them out in the future!

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The Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow is available at and is currently on sale for $25.95! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!
 It can also be found at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Baby Depot.

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

FREE shipping on all NUBY products!

HURRY! Buy Baby Direct is offering FREE SHIPPING on all NUBY products in celebration for Mother's Day!

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Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Leading Lady Review!


I was given the opportunity to review the Leading Lady Molded Seamless wire free bra in white. For those of you that haven't heard of Leading Lady, they make both nursing bras and regular bras. Leading Lady's nursing bras come in sizes 34B to 48F.

The Molded Seamless nursing bra is silky and smooth and free from any uncomfortable wires. The bra is very comfortable and goes well under any clothing. This bra washes very well. It keeps its shape and looks brand new after several washes. The bra has easy clasps that can be unhooked with one hand for easy nursing. Although this bra is very comfortable and practical,  I felt that this bra did not give me the support that I had hoped it would. I am hoping to try out some of their other bras or nursing camisoles. 

Nursing Bra Cami (Striped) with Inner Sling (725)
The bras from Leading Lady are very affordable and they have a huge selection!

Right now, they are currently running awesome sales (Up to 70% off) on their bras and they are offering FREE SHIPPING!

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

FREE Onesie from Marilyn Jean

Right now you can request a FREE Onesie from Marilyn Jean when you LIKE their Facebook page!

After you like them follow the directions to get your Onesie!
This offer is available through May 16th or while supplies last!

Here’s what the FB page says:

Please email the following information to and we will send you your free onesie (or if supplies are gone a $15 credit to you in your MarilynJean account right and we will look for another freebie to send to you).
1. Shipping address information.
2. Size you require – 0-6m vs 6-12 m
3. Your choice of BLUE or PINK Onesie
4. LIKE this MarilynJean Fan Page

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: KD Novelties Review!

I was given the opportunity to review a personalized children's book from KD Novelties. I chose to review the Three Little Pigs book and it turned out darling! My husband and I couldn't be happier with it.
You can choose any title you would like to personalize from their website. There is a HUGE selection from educational, holiday, religious, fantasy and so forth! You are able to view the books in the interactive reading room which allows you view each page with the illustrations. I found that this is a great feature to allow you to choose which book you would like to personalize! From there, you fill in a short form with the child's name, Hometown, date of birth, and a couple of friends and/or family members. One of my favorite parts of personalizing the book was being able to add a personal dedication. I was very impressed that after filling the form out and submitting my information, that I received the personalized book a little less than a week later!
I know this is a book my son will cherish forever because of the fun effect of adding his name with other familiar things such as our hometown and names of close relatives.
The book is well made with high quality materials and is filled with bright colors. The book has a hard cover and the font in the book is a large size that is easy to read. The personalization truly made the story come to life and is very fun to read! It adds a ton of excitement being able to hear familiar names and places in a classic children's tale.

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Pourty Potty Review & GIVEAWAY!

Have you heard of the Pourty Potty?

It is exactly what it sounds like!
 A children's potty designed for ages 1-3.5 years, that is easy-to-pour!
 It was designed by parents Jonnie and Lucy Rathbone. The Pourty Potty originated in
England and has quickly become a favorite to many across the United States. The
Pourty won “Best New Product to Market” for 2010/11 and is
consistently rated 5/5 in potty reviews.
I'd have to say that I totally agree with these awesome ratings.
The Pourty Potty is awesome! It is lightweight but yet very sturdy.
The potty is very practical and makes potty training a bit easier. I
love that the potty is one solid piece and can easily be poured out
the back without making any messes.
This is great because it keeps the
pee and poo away from where your child sits. The potty is very easy to
clean and does not take up a lot of room. This makes it easy for use
at home or when you are on the go. The Pourty Potty also has a high splash
guard that comes in handy especially if you have a little boy.
The potty comes in pink, blue, purple or white. We received the blue
potty and we love it!

The overall best thing about this potty, is how incredibly easy it is to clean! There are no tiny cracks or spaces that trap germs. It is one solid piece that truly makes clean up a breeze!

I love that you can print free reward charts, diplomas and potty
training tips from the Pourty website.
Reward Chart

Buy It on for only $14.95!
You can also purchase the Pourty potty at Babies R
Us,, Wayfair or Global Enfant.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: First Years Deluxe Sure Comfort Tub Review & Giveaway

The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub with Sling is an awesome baby bath tub! It has the highest ratings out of most other baby tubs out there. It was even Voted BEST infant bathtub by The best part about it, is that this tub is VERY affordable. I have to agree with the high ratings because we love this tub!

The baby bath tub can be purchased in either blue or pink and it comes with a handy newborn sling that fastens easily and securely at four different points on the side of the tub. This mesh sling is awesome for when baby is little and holds baby securely. The sling is machine washable making it very practical! The tub can be used with or without this sling.

The tub is designed to fit into a single or double sink or in the bath tub. The tub features a drain plug in the bottom which is easy to use and seals tightly. This is awesome because you don't have to lift and dump the water out.

One of my favorite features, is that the drain changes colors to let you know if the water temperature is too hot. This takes a lot of worry out of wondering if the water is not safe for baby. The tub has convenient holders for your baby soap or shampoo and also has mildew resistant pads on the bottom of the tub for added comfort and to help prevent slips!

The only thing I would change about the First Years Deluxe Sure Comfort Tub is the color options and a feature for easier storing. I would love to see this tub come in a gender neutral color such as white, tan or green. Also, A hook or hole for hanging the tub would be a great feature to add as well. We highly recommend this baby bath tub! This tub retails for approx $18 and is available at readily available stores such as Walmart, Target, and Babies R Us.

It can also be purchased here for $18.99

The First Years Deluxe Sure Comfort Tub
in their choice of color!
I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

HOT Powerade Coupon

CLICK HERE to print a $1/2 32 oz. bottles of Powerade coupon! Hyvee has these on sale for 10/$10 - If you can get 5 coupons you can grab these for $.50 a piece! You can print this coupon twice (Bricks Coupon!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Belly Bumps & Babies Review & Giveaway Event: Review & GIVEAWAY!

Fairhaven Health offers a ton of products for those who are trying-to-conceive, pregnant or for those who are nursing. Their products are mostly vitamins and supplements that are important for the health of you and your baby! Their products are all-natural and contain no artificial dyes, flavors, coloring or preservatives.
All of Fairhaven Health supplements are based on clinically-established science and are governed by strict GMP standards and third-party quality testing.
I was given the opportunity to review some of their most popular items. The DreamBelly Butter, the Nurture Nipple Balm and the Nursing blend.
DreamBelly Butter

The DreamBelly Butter is designed to help protect and nourish your skin as it stretches to accommodate your growing belly during pregnancy. The DreamBelly Butter combines natural, plant-derived butters and oils for deep moisturizing along with antioxidants from grapefruit and rosehip oil to heal, soothe, and revitalize strained skin. I love the thick feel of the Belly Butter and how easily it is absorbed into my skin. It does not feel greasy and it makes my skin feel great! However, I am not a huge fan of the smell. It is not overly strong but compared to a couple of other belly creams I have tried, the smell isn't a favorite of mine. Overall, I recommend this product and it is currently  on sale for only $14.95!

Nipple Nurture Balm

The Nipple Nurture Balm is a natural, organic nipple cream to soothe, protect, and heal sore or cracked nipples. We all know that breastfeeding is best for baby but sometimes it can really leave your nipples needing some TLC. This balm is lanolin free and truly does help to moisturize and protect. It is also safe to use while breastfeeding. There is no need to have to wash it off prior to baby feeding like some other nipple creams. I love that it comes in a little tub that is easy to use. The Balm has a nice thin consistency and has no harsh smell or additives that are unnecessary. It sells for $11.99 which is approximately what you would pay for other popular nipple creams such as Medela or Lansinoh (which contain lanolin and other additives).
Nursing Blend - Breastfeeding Supplement
The other product that I have gotten to try is the Nursing Blend to help improve the quality and quantity of breast milk. Most prenatal vitamins to not actually contain enough of certain nutrients for breastfeeding and also do not help support production of breast milk.The blend contains vitamin D which is essential for breastfeeding mothers and also contains many others that are very important that the prenatal vitamin dose not offer. Nursing Blend contains fenugreek and fennel seed, which are natural galactagogues that have been used for centuries by nursing mothers to help stimulate milk production. It also includes herbs that provide calming effects for mom and baby, including chamomile and anise. This is such a great product that does help increase the quality and quantity of breast milk. If you buy multiple bottles, you can get a 10% discount! One bottle can be purchased for $19.95. This price is comparable to other all natural prenatal vitamins that do not contain the extra support for milk production.
Visit Fairhaven Health to check out these and other great products and to buy them for yourself!
Overall, I have been very satisfied with their products and would highly recommend them to others! I have also heard great things about their all natural products that are used to help with infertility!

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product. All opinions expressed are my own!