Montessori Color Matching Game with nesting bowls and balls by The Baby Bungalow Review and Giveaway


I had the pleasure of reviewing a toy from a lovely shop on Etsy called The Baby Bungalow. This shop is run by a wonderful woman named Ashley, from Ocean Springs Mississippi. It was a pleasure getting to know her and the love she puts into her toys because her little one also plays with the toys she makes so you know that she wants her toys to be safe.

The Facts:

The balls and cups are all usa made with untreated chemical free wood.

The wood is super durable and is meant to last for many many years.

She uses a non-toxic water based paint that has the ACMI AP stamp and is also made in the USA.

The sealer that she uses in the shop is made from organic jojoba oil, untreated beeswax and thats it.

Made in Mississippi

Cost: $26.00 Plus Shipping

Things I Liked:

I LOVE THIS TOY!!!!! It’s so versatile!  LP is learning to match colors, stack the bowls, roll the balls to me, and the bowls and balls come with their own bags so when we are all done she helps me put them in their bags. This is truly my favorite toy I have gotten for LP. There are so many different ways to play with this toy so every time is different for your little one so learning is always new and fun for them with this toy. I really can’t say enough about how amazing this toy is. LP puts everything in her mouth so I don’t have to worry about the paint or sealer on the wood because it’s all natural and non-toxic. LP uses her imagination when playing with this toy and I love that it’s something that makes her use her motor skills.

Also this is defiantly a toy that grows with your little one, there are so many different ways to play with this toy, I am confident that this toy will stand the test of time.

Things I Didn’t Like:

There wasn’t really anything that I don’t like about this toy like I said but One thing that I have noticed are that the colors (that are so bright) do fade with time and rub off a little (but no worries it’s natural and non-toxic) But to me this is not a big deal at all! I could always repaint and reseal them my self after a few years.

Over All:

This is an amazing learning tool and toy. I have so much fun watching LP learn and have fun at the same time. I will for sure buy more toys from The Baby Bungalow

If I could I would give this toy more than five stars thats how good it is! but the highest rating I can give is five so that’s what she will get FIVE STARS!!!!!

Now on to the Giveaway!

The owner of The Baby Bungalow is giving away a new memory game called Reach for the stars!

It is on 2 inch square tiles with star cutouts that are from upcycling magazines. The stars are glued/sealed on with non toxic water based sealer, Acmi ap certified and the rest of the tile is sealed in the baby bungalow sealer of jojoba oil and beeswax. You can enter the giveaway at the Letjoy cloth diaper facebook page under giveaways or just click this Giveaway link.

For Letjoy Readers everyone get 15% off of the baby bungalow store! just use the coupon code “LETJOY15” at checkout!

 

Happy Parenting! 🙂

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Oak Tree Arts Brunette Mustache Teether with Taggie Crinkle Goatee Review and Giveaway (ends 5/3/12)


The Facts

  • Made of all natural wood, solid non-splintering walnut.
  • The detachable crinkle goatee, attached with loops of elastic, lets your child play with the tags while relieving their sore gums. It is also great for catching all that extra drool.
  • The goatee can easily be thrown into the wash with the rest of baby’s delicate stuff.
  • The walnut has a light coat of food-safe mineral oil to condition the wood.
  • The wood teether can be cleaned with light soap and water then air dried
  • The beeswax that is coated on the teether is from Maple Grove, MN so it is locally sourced. She melts it down and mix it with food safe mineral oil to make the finish.

What I Liked

  • This Teether is so fun. It not only makes a great teether but also a great toy. So when Baby gets all her teeth in she can still use the teether as a toy.
  • It’s all natural
  • The detachable Goatee is great for fun but also catches all that drool that comes with teething. And if given as a gift before baby is even teething. Baby will have a great time with the goatee un til she is ready for the wood mustache.

What I didn’t Like

What is there not to like! This is a great product and I mean besides baby banging the wood mustache on things (which babies do with everything they get their little hands on) this is a product that I would defiantly recommend for any baby!

Summery

This product is great and  I would defiantly recommend this product. The shop owner is friendly and very helpful. Her business Oak Tree Arts is based out of the Twin cities and she tries to get her supplies locally also which is great!  She not only has teethers but a lot of other wood products nursing necklaces, knife holders, toys and you can find all these things on her etsy shop! And if you want more she even has her own website! www.oaktreearts.com.

I give this product Five out of Five stars!

Giveaways

Oak Tree Arts is giving one teether away! (same as pictured above) Now all you have to do is go and enter to win on the Letjoy Facebook Page

Fuzzy Venus Review and Giveaway (Ends April 1st)


I recently had the chance to try a pad and a pantyliner from a Etsy Shop called Fuzzy Venus and now I am posting this to let you know what I think. As you have seen from past posts I decided to give Cloth Pads a try.


The Facts

Cloth Pad – $12.00
The mama pad is 9.5″ long. It is constructed from a top layer of hand dyed organic bamboo velour, 3 soaker layers of bamboo batting, and a base layer of flannel with a water proof pul inner. The wings have a snap closure – two settings for an adjustable fit.

 

Pantyliner – $6.50
The pantyliner is constructed from one layer of Organic Bamboo Fleece sandwiched in between two layers of super soft snuggle flannel. This liner is perfect for a very light flow and everyday use.

 

What I liked

Cloth Pad

Since I am new to cloth pads I really hadn’t tried them outside of home. For some reason I decided to try this pad out at a day of work. I was amazed how comfortable it was and how absorbent. I didn’t feel like I was wearing a diaper and out of all the pads I have (both bought and homemade) This pad was the most comfortable that I own.

Pantyliner

This liner was great I wore it at the end of my cycle and it was really like I wasn’t even wearing anything. It was comfortable and discreet, Great for a light flow for sure

What I didn’t like

I did not find anything I did not like about this product!

 

My thoughts

Both of these pads were great and they made me a believer of cloth pads and pushed me off the fence to converting to cloth completely. I will be buying more of these pads from Fuzzy Venus Etsy Shop very soon. I would definitely recommend  this shop/product to anyone looking into using Cloth pads. The shop owner, Ramona is a lovely lady who communicated very well with me.

I give this product 5 out of 5 stars!

 

Now after reading this glowing review I’m sure you are thinking “what about the giveaway?” well hold your horses. Ramona has decided to not only do a giveaway to one lucky reader but also give a coupon code for all my readers for 10% off your order! just use the coupon code “Lucky” at check out.

Now onto the giveaway! Since Rafflecopter is not supported by word press you will have to go to the Letjoy Page and enter to win there!

Coborns Delivers a Busy Moms Best Friend


I hate grocery shopping. I love it if I have time to relax and shop but that never happens anymore so it’s more of a hassle then anything. So I decided to try a grocery delivery service. I had seen the truck in our neighborhood go by our house for years but never thought to try it.

I AM IN LOVE!(Sorry Hubby) It took me 10 mins to get everything I needed and the next day everything was delivered to my door.

Since I am a new customer I get 90 days of free delivery but after that they only add $5 to my grocery bill. It is so much easier to buy things on sale with out searching high and low to get the best deals to save money. To me this service is amazing and worth it. I only wish that would have tried this sooner. I talked to Hubby and told him that I was going to order our grocery online for now on. You can save your regular items to a list then just add the things you also need. Cuts your shopping time so much you have time to do other things and as a busy mommy this is great!

Hubby usually does the grocery shopping, but before LP came along I was the one who did the shopping. I made sure that I bought things that I could make from scratch and tried not to buy box meals. Well hubby loves those quick box meals so I am happy to take the shopping over again!

 Happy Living 🙂

gDiapers gCloth Inserts Review


When I started cloth diapers with my little one I went on Craigslist and bought used (great way to start without breaking the bank). I went to one mamas house and bought a bunch of diapers. They were all pockets and said I could pick what inserts I wanted. A bunch of them that I grabbed were gDiaper gCloth Inserts.

The Facts:

gCloth Inserts are made out of two layers of microfiber fleece to wick moisture away from baby and two layers of a hemp cotton blend.

They come in packs of six

And cost anywhere between $25-$30

You can order them online from places like amazon

You can find them in Babies R us

 

What I liked:

They are super Thin and not bulky at all.

They are absorbent and are great to use as a second insert in the diaper for nighttime.

easy to clean

never have had a stink problem

 

What i don’t like:

Not really a great fit for regular pocket diapers

 

Over all This is a great insert. I don’t own any gDiapers but these are great for nighttime diapers paired up with a two layered microfiber terry cloth insert.  My Number one doubler and totally worth the money.  I would recommend these inserts to be a must have for any stash.

I gave these inserts Five star

 

 

Planet Wise Hanging Diaper Wet/Dry Bag Review


Description:

Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bags make cloth diapering convenient and beautiful. One bag can carry your wet and dry cloth diapers (or any item) at the same time while keeping them separate. Each Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag is sewn and sealed for no wicking or leaking plus an added zippered dry pocket on the front including two handles so it can be easily hung on a doorknob and/or carried! 100% PVC and lead free. Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bags are Good for travel – keep all your cloth diapers in one place and make it easy to transport back and forth. Your clean or dirty diapers, towels, clothes, etc can be carried in the same bag. The clean or dry items in the front “dry” zippered pocket and the dirty or wet items in the zippered “wet” section keeping moisture and odors in. Dimensions: 16.5″x27″ – holds approx. 20-24 cloth diapers Made By: Planet Wise Made In: USA

The Facts:

  • Leak free seams to keep the wet in, and the dry out
  • Allows you to carry your wet and dry items in the same bag
  • Anything wet, soiled or messy look fashionably chic from the outside
  • Coordinating inner waterproof material and locking zipper are 100% PVC and lead free
  • Holds about 20 Diapers

What I Liked:

  • I love the fact that it has two Pockets one for clean and one for dirty
  • I love the look, very Lovely, doesn’t even look like a wet bag
  • Traps the smell well
  • No Leaks

What I Didn’t Like:

  • It does not hold enough if you are going out of town for more than a day.
  • When the front pocket is full you can’t really put dirty diapers in the dirty pocket without a struggle

Overall and Rating:

Over all this bag is a great quality bag. I originally bought this bag for tips to the parents house over the weekend, Unfortunately this bag isn’t all that great for a two night stay. It’s great for a day trip even an overnight but two over nights it’s just not enough room.

I give this wet bag 4 out of 5 Stars

Marcy Artsy Wool Shorties Review


The Facts:

  • Cost: $24.00
    • Now I looked around at name brand Longies and shorties and the cost was considerable more so you really get the biggest bang for your buck and these are just as good as name brand if not better
    • Materials:  100% wool
    • These Are all Handmade!

Things I liked:

  • The fit is great! No leaks ever
  • The look
    • LP looks so cute in these shorties and the fact that I don’t have to put pants over this cover is something that just keeps me coming back to it over and over.
  • The price is great very affordable!
  • The cutomer service is amazing.
    • This is one thing that keeps me shopping on etsy.  I have found that shopping on est that the customer service is amazing and this shop is no exception!

Things I did not like:

Nothing at all! I love this product and I plan to add more to my stash. Starting with those Longies I just ordered from Marcella

I had been thinking about trying wool at the end of 2011 and got the chance to review marcyartsy Wool Shorties! Since I had never used wool I had nothing to base my experience on. After using these wool shorties I have to say I am a believer in wool. When I first put them on Little Pumpkin I thought to myself, “there is no way that these are not going to leak”. I have used these shorties a lot. Nap time, around the house, out at grandma and grandpa’s house. I just love them. LP has been sporting a Medium size and there is room to grow! I love that wool is breathable and the look is so cute! I have already put in an order for a pair of longies (since I live in Minnesota and it’s F’ing Cold up here!)

 The customer service is great and Marcella ( the Lovely Lady behind these wool longies and shorties) is so helpful and great to do business with. She pays her self $2 an hour to keep cost down for her customers. The wool she uses is Fair Trade which is great!  She also uses a lot of wool made on Stonehedge Farm in Michigan, up in the Great Lakes area where it’s so gorgeous. Those are some lucky sheep! My dad calls me a dam hippie so to use a product that is not only friendly to mother earth but also friendly to a fellow mammal I am all for it!

I give this product 5 stars!

For Letjoy readers you get 10% off your order! Use the coupon code “Blog10” Go to Marcyartsy and place your order today!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of wool!

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