Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Addie's pretties :)

Playtyme Creations (who has been previously reviewed on our blog, for doll diapers and reusable coffee filters) has branched out into a new product line.. Addie K's Clippies.

I was first sent this pretty blu
e and silver snowflake clip.. which i LOVE 'cause i'm a snowflake freak. :) Besides that though.. it felt a tad wobbly.. like it wasn't glued right, or it jut needed reinforcing?
Kiera was in the process of finding the right way to heat the glue for it to work well.

So just a bit ago, I was sent this second set of clips.. which is MUCH more sturdy.. and SOO pretty.
By jove, I think she's got it! ;)

The one thing I love most so far about this branch of her store is that all of her clips (that I can tell) are snap clips!

A lot of mama's use alligator clips, or others.. but snaps clips are rare to find in a WAHM store.. so i'm VERY GLAD of this fact.
That and the ribbon wrapping on each one make these great for any hair type.. ESPECIALLY fine hair (like mine) because regular clips tend to move around/slide.. and these stay put.

Very well priced.. quick to ship, and fun to customize. I definitely recommend this store.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

OneTwoThree has struck again!

I received another item from OneTwoThree Shop a few weeks ago.I did a review for this wonderful mama earlier this year.. a shirt and pants set with a sash.
This time, I was sent a beautiful jumper dress!

It was fun for my 5 year old to open the package. :)

The print of this is so cute.. the fabric is a great quality cotton, also. And upon examining the stitching, I have to say this Work at Home shop does VERY good work.

I'm sure you would LOVE to have ANYthing from this shop! :) The owner is super easy to work with, many custom items available, and some ready to ship, too! For GREAT prices.

Check it out for your holiday or birthday shopping!
and on etsy.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Banner up!

Another review for Jewel-Kat.. turning out to be one of my all time favorite stores!! :D

You know those paper birthday banners you can get for cheap at the store, that you hang up, look all cute, you fold it up for the next time, and after a while, they fall apart and you throw them out?!

This is not that product.

A reusable, washable, customizable banner!
You can put WHATEVER you WANT on it!

I received one that was "generic" of sorts. Says "happy birthday" in colors that i can use for ANY birthday party! For a family member, a child, a friend, a coworker.. my boss..

This is GREAT!
The price is reasonable.. the letters are PAINTED on, so there's no stitching to come apart on each triangle..
You can fold them back to back into a small compact pile that will fit anywhere for storage..

They are zigzag cut and straight stitched on the edge, so they won't fray or fall apart.
They are "hung" with bias tape.. so there's no ribbon strung through that might fall out.. the ends are looped and tacked to hook, or pin, or nail, or tape.. HOWEVER you want to attach it!

This is by far one of the coolest, most use friendly, birthday banners ever. :)
If you don't even CONSIDER purchasing one of these, you're crazy. :)

Head over to Jewel-Kat ONCE AGAIN and check out ANOTHER awesome product from this great mama!

Wrangled Ribbons

I stumbled upon The Ribbon Wrangled on Facebook.. and immediately lovedher products!

You know how sometimes you can just tell about something before you actually look at it? That's the way it was with this store. :)

I received 2 ADORABLE holiday clips.. a turkey and a ghost :) And i'm not much for the whole "goulish" thing.. but this ghost is CUTE to boot! :) And these are very well made! I like how the ribbon is only half covering the clip.
And they have fun wiggly eyes. :) Who can resist a wiggly eyed ghost? :)

My 2 year old had to have it in her hair the next day.. and my 4 year old wants her turn to wear it tomorrow. :)
What does a turkey say?? "gobble gobble!"

These clips were a hit with my kids.. they were a hit with me.. and i'm sure they're just what YOU are looking for for your holiday "Decorating". :)

She makes MANY different clips. Head over and request yours today! Holloween is just around the corner.. and Thanksgiving close behind! Mine have found the perfect home.. with other homemade clippies. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Something to remember..

I received this GORGEOUS bracelet from Jewel-Kat as part of another review..
it's a special bracelet, because it's meant to be an heirloom.

She asked for information about my family (dates, to be exact)
and she took that information and created this fantastic piece of jewelry.

All of our birth stones are on it, included with these intricate beads in between.
I love the clasp, too!

All our birth dates and anniversary are even shown inside the box.

Definitely an item to keep forever!

Go to Jewel-Kat to order your own!


the title speaks for itself!

such a wonderful green idea.. :)
reusable family products!

This super sweet mama sent me a great set of reusable pads. :)

they are SO soft.. really comfortable.. and absorb JUST as they should!! :)
and i LOVE the prints, too. :) cute and affordable is not JUST for kids. :)

If you are looking for a great option for yourself, a friend, or ANY other of her products (*hint.. check out her store!), you've stumbled on the right blog post. ;)

Go to Oh Sew Green on Facebook! tell her Cami/CC Bums sent you. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

kids belt! kids belt! come and get em!

I did a trade with another Mom boutique.. not necessarily for a review.. but i know I'M always on the lookout for a kids belt.. since they're hard to find.. and especially for a good price!

This is ONE of the MANY talents this mama boutique has on staff!

Miriam and Hind's Boutique
has many great things available- felt flowers, hair clips, hair bow holders, socks and leggings, custom printed ribbon (i'm interested in this, as well, for my business!).. and of course the velcro kid belts.

I like the canvas backing, the customizable ribbon choices, the sturdy velcro.. and it seems to be pretty easy for my child to use herself. :) Which is a big plus for my "independant" child. :)

THANK YOU for this great product. :) I hope i can get more from you!

What Patty Cake Makes :)

What Does Patty Cake Make?! fantastic things! too many great things to list.. lol.

WELL we recieved a crocheted soaker from her!
It wasn't actually for a review item.. but i really think you should see it. :)
I've always wanted a soaker with the ruffly legs.. CHECK! got that :D
I've always wanted a soaker with flowers on the butt.. CHECK! got that :D

And i've always wanted to try wool as a pair of bloomers :) CHECK!

I don't lanolize them, 'cause i don't use it as a diaper cover.. but i LOVE how soft they are.. and they're very well made!

Just want to say thanks to Ms. Patty Carignan.. good job making what you make!
Check out all her wonderful things at What Patty Cake Makes on facebook

UNpaper towels.. yay for reusable!

Curwhibbles? What is that?
That's what i thought when i first saw the name of the fanpage. LOL. :)
So i hit the like button to be able to check it out.. i found some fun reusable things!! Diapers.. Unpaper towels.. wait what?

I've heard of them a bit before, tried 1 other brand before.. wasn't "really" impressed.. we use those ones as a hand towel snapped around the oven handle. So they aren't bad. But THIS mama.. had them snapped together.. around a paper towel holder.. covered in PUL.

I was intrigued. And since I generally look for the unique items in a store.. I asked her if she had some material that would match my kitchen (orange and green- earthy), I wanted to try them. WELL! I love the print that we agreed on. :)

And come to find out there are 10(!) unpaper towels on the roll! Since we use paper towels all the time, I wasn't sure how long that would last, but i figured.. eh.. never know until you try it.

I have used them to cover my bowl in the microwave (don't completely cover it, leave a small opening), wipe down my counter and floor messes, mop up splatters around my sink.. even used it under my bacon on a plate. I did use one to put new oil in my cast-iron pan.. yuck. lol paper towels are still useful for that ;). And i like the NOT white terrycloth on the back.. don't have to worry about stains!

BUT DEFINITELY definitely glad i decided to try these. :) CHECK OUT CURWHIBBLES! :)
Besides the fun name (giggle) she's an easy person to work with.. and great products for YOU!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

simply for school!

I was asking about different shops on my fanpage, and wondered if anyone made backpacks. I've become so much more aware of different WAHM shops through my wanderings, and I am SO much more inclined to buy homemade products, now, more than ever.

I started emailing the lady behind Simply Sanity Creations and she agreed to make a custom backpack for one of my daughters for school this year as a review item for her store!

The backpacks she makes are custom only.. she's done them for other people, also. You won't find them in her store, because each one is made specifially to the needs of the person purchasing.. which I think is AWESOME because no two people REALLY want to buy the same bag.. different pockets.. compartments.. straps.. different tastes.

This one we created together using the pattern for a Dora "Backpack" :) Complete with star pocket! Hand dyed material, custom printed fabric to match.. it's COMPLETELY lined with sparkly unicorns (my 4 year old, Alivia, is all about horses). VERY EASY for a kid to use! Adjustable shoulder straps.. I'm sold, lol. :)

Hurry and get your bags made for your kids before school starts! You will DEFINITELY be happy with something made by her!
sanity.etsy.com for stock items
or her fanpage on facebook to custom order a backpack!

Krista's Kreations

This brand new WAHM (about a month) send me a pretty little ring. It's completely hand twisted wire.. the band, the flower loops, and the small stem.
My 2 year old likes to twirl the bead, lol.

I love the unique structure of it, because usually when there's a flower on a ring, it's a solid piece. This metal, being pretty bendable, has me worried about 1 thing.. is the flower gets twisted back and forth too much, i'm wondering if it would come off. It seems to be fine.. but as a precaution, i put a dab of hot glue under the flower, by the "stem", seems to be holding much better. :)

The little foil dots on the yellow bead, combined with the same silver wire color, is a VERY pretty combination.. and looking at other items she has for sale.. Krista has a very good eye for color combinations.

Great job for just starting out! And being a business owner myself, I know that there is always room for improvement. :)
Go check out her fanpage at Krista's Kreations, see what is available! Lots of different items to choose from!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

mistical jewelry

The mom behind Misty's Mystical Jewelry sent this this GORGEOUS ring.. i put it on right away, and wore it the rest of the day!

When I talked to her about doing a review, I didn't really know what she was going to send me. I had been eyeballing a ring she posted.. but there are so many AMAZING items in her store.. I knew I would be happy with anything!

The way she works with beads and metal wire is just astounding. It looks so intricate.. and you can tell that behind each piece is put hard work, and a lot of love. This is not just a hobby for her (she didn't tell me that.. I can just tell from the quality). This is what she loves to do.

And I am PLEASED to be able to lead you to her!
ANYTHING you see on her site would be a fabulous item to own!

And get this.. she's hosting a GIVEAWAY on her fanpage through July 31st!

I'd say get your bootie over there and enter! Like her page and enter the giveaway!
I know I will be! :D

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Jewel-Kat indeed!

When I was waiting for my package of goodies from this mama, I didn't know it would be so chalk full of goodies!

jewelry, hair pretties, a pair of earrings and a keyfob!!
since my kids love keyfobs, i let my 4 yr old put it in her purse :)

the shade of pink in the earrings is such a nice subtle pink, it goes SO nicely with any kind of pink OR red i own!
the necklaces pair nicely with MULTIPLE things, they're easy to slip on over your head, though they do have a clasp.. which i ALSO love because it reminds me of the chains on "dog tags". very easy to use.
i LOVE the beading and intricacy of the bracelets.. making them easy to wear anywhere!

all the hair accessories were also well made, and my girls love them, too.

thank you so much, Jewel-Kat, for showing us that classy, fun pretties for moms and kids CAN exist in the same store!