Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lug Bag Review

I seem to be on the constant search for the ultimate unique weekend bag.  To say that I have tried out over a hundred bags would be a gross understatement. There is always something that I have issues with on every bag I have tried to carry, but I still search on.  That is what led me to Lug Bags. I found Lug and knew I had to try out a few of their bags for two reasons.  They have a lot of built in organizational pockets and they are colorful.  Two things I really appreciate in a great bag! 

When I opened my Lug package I was so impressed with the bright colors of the bags and how lightweight they are.  I tend to over pack my bags, especially on weekend trips, so having a bag made of lightweight material is important to me so that it does not get too heavy. 

I was lucky enough to review the Paddle Boat Overnight / Gym Duffel and the Scout Travel Wallet. The Paddle Boat has TONS of room to pack all of the necessities and then some. I love the many pockets on this bag and the unique ventilated compartment for soiled clothing or an extra change of clothes.   Best features of this bag for me are the padded comfortable shoulder strap, the lined compartment for my cell phone and separate zipped compartment for my keys. The built in organization on the outside of this bag is really amazing.  I do find that I need a few smaller bags to organize the main compartment of the bag so a few more pouches and pockets inside would be helpful, but overall I am very pleased with this bag.  

Their Scount Travel wallet is perfect for keeping flight tickets, ID, debit cards, and more. I really like how they designed this wallet. This wallet is part of their new collect, Orange label. They include bags/wallets designed for men.
  1. Mesh Pockets for boarding pass and paper itineries
  2. Mesh Zippered coin pocket
  3. Slim pocket for passports
  4. Pen Holder
  5. Wrist Strap and full zipped closure to kepp your valuables safe
  6. Material Specially treated with water-repellent finsih

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Buy: You can shop for Lug Bags on their website or at your local speciality shop.

I received the products mentioned above from Lug or their PR to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Make Life Easier With MAM Baby Products!

Mothers are always looking for a brand of baby products that they can trust..and I definitely want to recommend MAM baby products to you as one of the companies you should and can trust! Others have:discerning parents choose to buy a MAM product on more than 40 million occasions around the world every single year! And when they do, they find the perfection they're looking for.
For 30 years, MAM has been providing high-quality baby products to MAM Moms and Dads here in the US. From the Start, Peter Rohrig's concept as to combine outstanding design, optimal functionality and medical know-how t his line of baby products. I received an amazing and great baby products to try, Bottles and teethers!

A great product from MAM is the Anti-Colic Bottle. It is a unique baby bottle designed to reduce the stress associated with newborn feedings and reduce colic symptoms in babies by 80%.

They have so many great features!
  1. they have a vented base for quiet drinking and even flow! The ventilation holes help eliminate bubbles and foaming which can help reduce colic by 80%!
  2. features an extra soft teat for an easy switch between Mom and MAM. The nipple feels so silky-soft and good - that's what makes the MAM Silk Teat® unique!
  3. self sterilizing function! The sterilizing Anti-Colic bottle can be taken apart in 3 easy steps. They can be sterilized in the microwave – quick and easy without a separate sterilizer. Also ideal for on the go!

    If you are looking for an easy to use, easy to clean and a bottle that reduces colic, look no further than the Anti-Colic bottle from MAM!
On another subject....let me tell you how much I AM NOT looking forward to teething, But at least I know I will be able to provide some relief with my new MAM Cooler. I love that it reaches the molars thanks to the unique shape of the water-filled elements for relief for those REALLY painful teeth coming through. I also love that it can be attached with a clip to baby’s clothes to keep teether clean, safe and within reach! It is BPA-free (like all MAM products) so I never worry about what my son is chewing on or absorbing in his mouth!

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* Thank you to MAM for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*
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Monday, December 23, 2013

No Cape Required Book Review

No Cape Required: A Devotional

52 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Hero

Kristen Parrish

Paperback by Thomas Nelson. 256 pages.

Book Description
What do Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? They’re heroes—and you can be just like them.
As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept that true heroism is not possible in the real world. You continue to dream, though. Isn’t that why you still love watching heroes on the big screen? It’s more than just wish fulfillment. You resonate with Superman’s justice and Dorothy’s courage because you have those same qualities within yourself.
In these pages, Kristen Parrish looks at the qualities of fifty-two heroes, and then shows how you can acquire every one of those qualities. No gamma rays or radioactive spider bites are needed. You can unleash your inner hero through prayer and practical action.
Men and women, boys and girls alike, will find role models within these pages. While others watch and dream on the sidelines, you can step out in faith, learning from heroic examples and praying for God’s help to make you who you were meant to be.
The Holy Spirit enables us to do great things. Find out how. No cape required.

This book contains 52 quick-read devotions. Each devotion describes an attribute of a different hero; 60% of the heroes were familiar to me. Children would even know some of the characters like Superman and Belle. Each hero/attribute example was brief and very simplistic; cute but limiting in what could be gleamed from the content. The characteristic of the particular hero was fine although I could think of additional “good” qualities aside from the one the author highlighted. This book might be useful in a group setting where a discussion on each hero/attribute could be expanded.

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my opinion. No other compensation was received.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Pails and Posies

Pails & Posies is an online collection of hip, fun and modern styles for babies and toddlers - balancing your selections for boys and girls. Visit today and set your little one apart from the rest!

Precious gifts for a precious baby boy! Velcro footie by Magnificent Baby (no snaps, no fuss!), Prince Charming Bib & a range of organic, earth friendly toys by Apple Park. Get all of this for $60 and don't forget shipping is only $1 when you shop at Use SAVE30 at checkout. XO

I received a Tickle Toes Hooded Towel - Teal Sky and the Soft Teething Toy - Bunny. The Shipping was super fast and there was great customer service! When I opened the box they two items were inside of a eco-friendly bag... Neatly placed and wraped!

Soft Teething Toy - BunnyStuffed to be firm with natural corn fiber, this soft friendly teether is perfect to sooth baby's aching gums. A rattle sounds when the toy is shaken.
Teether: non-toxic plastic safety eyes, 100% organic cotton and soy fur hair tuftFilling: natural corn fiberSize: 6 x 6 inches

Tickle Toes Hooded Towel - Teal SkyTeal Sky, a minky print with a grey background and airplane scene throughout, on a white towel with a matching washcloth. 100% cotton hooded towel to wrap your baby in after a bath, at the pool or even the beach! Towel Size: 30" x 52" best for Infant through age 5.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dermstore Product Review

  • The gentlest blend of nourishing botanicals soothe and protect sensitive or dry skin.
  • Collodial Oatmeal is well known to comfort itchy, dry, chafed skin associated with eczema.
  • Organic Calendula Oil and Shea Buttermoisturize skin and help relieve cradle cap.
  • Perfect for the entire family. Gentle for pregnant women.
Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe™ Blend rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants combines Chamomile, Watercress, Kudzu and Calendula

  • The gentlest blend of nourishing botanicals soothe and protect sensitive or dry skin.
  • Collodial Oatmeal is well known to comfort itchy, dry, chafed skin associated with eczema.
  • Organic Calendula Oil and Shea Buttermoisturize skin and help relieve cradle cap.
  • Perfect for the entire family. Gentle for pregnant women.
Certified Organic Nutri-Soothe™ Blend rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants combines Chamomile, Watercress, Kudzu and Calendul

Purified Water (Agua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Glyceryl Stearate SE (Vegetable) , Glycerine (Vegetable), Colloidal Oatmeal, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Glucono Delta Lactone (Sugar), Organic Calendula Officinalis*, D-Alph Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Caprylate (Vegetable & Fruit), Carrageenan (Red Seeweed), Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Beeswax, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Wildcrafted Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract*, Organic Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Root Extract*, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Natural Essential Oil Blend of Vanilla and Cedarwood *Certified Organic Ingredients

Love this product. Makes everyone in our families skin soft without the crappy chemicals.

I buy this every time it runs out! The yummy smell is delicious both for the kids and for me! It really softens my skin and isn't clumpy or anything. The packaging is adorable and the sunny yellow just makes me smile. 

Disclosure: I received this product free to help facilitate a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed or required. All opinions are my own