Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Babee Covee Review

I found out about Babee Covee on JustMommies, and asked to do a review for them. I got this awesome 6-in-1 Babee Covee in the mail and loved it! The Babee Covee can be used 6 different ways and is a great versatile blanket/cover. Babee Covee can be used as; an Infant Car Seat cover, a Stroller blanket, a General Purpose blanket, High Chair Cover, Shopping Cart cover and nursing Cover.

The first thing I used it on was a High Chair. We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse for our 4th wedding anniversary and I hate putting Kieran in high chairs cause I don't think they get very cleaned. I loved this cover for the high chair, she didn't have to touch any of the the chair (other then her bum), and people kept saying how cute and cool it looked! Kieran kept rubbing her hands on it she loved the way it felt and would point to the birds and make noises at them. (sadly we forgot to get pictures)

Next I used it in the stroller while taking Seamus to speech one morning. It was only 40-50 out, so pretty chilly and I forgot a jacket for her since she doesn't ride in the car seat with one. I put this on the stroller, again pretty easy to do, and she was nice and covered. After a while she pulled part of it down becuase she got toasty in the Speech room, hehe. I loved that I could tie it on and she couldn't get it off so it kept it safe, unlike a normal blanket that she could take off and throw on the floor.

(Cell phone photo, little blurry sorry)

The last thing I tried was the shopping cart cover. I think I may have tied it on wrong because it kept sliding off in the back but other then that it was great. I liked that neither of us had to touch the yucky, germy handles. And again people kept saying how cute and cool it was.

It was very easy to put on and take off of the things I tried, and I would recommend this cover it was awesome. I also loved the pattern of it, it wasn't the plain boring cover like most out there, it was cute and perfect for a baby or even nursing. Since Kieran's a little older I didn't try it on her infant seat since we leave it in the car now and just take her in and out (too heavy to carry a 19½lb 17.5mo old in an infant seat lol) but I can see how this would be an awesome Infant seat cover. I think it would also be an awesome nursing cover in the winter or cooler months, I didn't try it since we don't nurse more then 5-6x's a day and they are almost all done at home now, but if I had a younger baby I would be using this as a cover. I say that using it as a nursing cover in the cooler or winter months would be better cause I think its a little thick to use in the summer months but perfect for nursing in the cooler months, it would keep your exposed areas warm and baby's head warm at the same time.

Over all I really liked this 6-in-1 Babee Covee. It was really well made, I can tell they pay great attention to detail and put out a great product. I would recommend this for new parents or even for a nice baby shower gift!

Check out Babee Covee on their website

Babee Covee Stats:
-Measures approximately 30"x40"
-Made in the USA
-Reinforced with double stitching throughout
-Each one is hand inspected for perfection
-Cost is $79.50

I was sent this product review, I did not receive any other compensation. The review is my own and my honest opinion of the product.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Event

I've decided to tank the plunge into a Blog Giveaway Event and its fun but scary at the same time! This event, started by And Then There Were 4, is going to be A Merry Fluffy Christmas!! A Fluffy event, super exciting!!

Here is a little about the event:

This December 1-5, be prepared to visit many different blogs doing a giveaway package a day, valued at least $25 per day, of ONLY CLOTH PRIZES!!!

(So that's at least $125 in cloth prizes for each blog!!)

This is the first year that I've been doing reviews and giveaways so I'm a little scared of this but I've got to start somewhere right?! I'm trying to find sponsors right now which is proven to be the most difficult part since my blog is small, but I'm working on it :)

Right now I have 4 lovely sponsors!! Give them a visit and watch the blog for the reviews coming in a few weeks!
Precious Bunz
Nivy Naps
Prairie Tails

If you are interested in sponsoring a small blog like mine send me a message, I'd love to work with you :D
knjmcd at gmail dot com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Green Blog Hop!!


If you are a "Green" blog, love to read about being "green" or starting to become "green" then this blog hop is for you!!

About the hop
The purpose of creating this blog hop was not to create yet another general hop, but to help network bloggers who have taken the initiative to go green for the purpose of education and continuing efforts of saving our planet - one home at a time.

To join the hop

* PLEASE make sure to put the button on your site and make a quick blog entry (which can be found on the host blogs :D)

* Follow the blogs of the ladies in the top three spots :
Going Green with Noah, And Then There Were 4 and Tales of the Wife

*Link your green blog to the MckLinky below

* Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! If someone follows you, it is common courtesy to follow back.

Gentle Cycle Pads Review

Cloth Pads or "Mama Cloth" something new for me to venture into. I was always a little weirded out about cloth pads, till it hit me that it was no different then cloth diapers, actually a little less icky then diapers. At the same time that I realzied they weren't "icky" I thought I should probably make the switch since we have spent between $20-40 a month in disposable pads since Kieran was 8 weeks old. Something happened, all we know is I had a uterine infection whether it was caused by the c-section and never caught or the IUD put in at 6weeks PP but I've had female issues since then (got better after 2 rounds of antibiotics but after 2mo of being better it got worse then it was before). Because of the issues I've been having its scared me to take a full plunge into Mama cloth because I didn't think they would work for someone like me. But I was approached by Cindy from Gentle Cycle Pads and asked if I could do a review of one of her cloth pads.

Gentle Cycle Pads are made by Cindy a mom of 3. I was super excited when she asked me to review her pads. I'd never tried any before due to my fears of them not working for me, but I wanted to try them. Cindy sent me a Punk pad, it has cute skulls on the pretty print side and purple flannel on the other. The pad she sent me was for light to light-medium flow so its taken me a little to be able to post this.

I have to say I'm now addicted to cloth pads. The first day I wore it I was in Heaven. I've been having an issue with the rubbing feeling from the disposable ones and to wear a cloth pad and feel like I was just wearing underwear was so awesome! I was able to wear it on a fairly light day for around 3hrs and didn't have any leaks or issues at all, it went perfectly (and the few times after that I've used it too!). These are a great, ecofriendly, convenient, and natural feeling pad and for a great price too.

To see Cindy's pads check out her etsy shop Gentle Cycle Pads
Her blog
And Gentle Cycle Pads facebook

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crazy Schedule

I should have prepared the kids and practiced our new schedule this week, but...well...I wanted to sleep in this week. :P
Seamus starts school on Monday. He goes from 8am-11:45am which means we will need to get up between 7-7:30, thats early for this mama! On top of that our weeks are packed, and this is why I can't figure out how to work out of the home!

Monday (our easy day)
Seamus school 8-11:45

School 8-11:45
Speech 2:30-3:00
Seamus PSR 4pm-6pm

School 8-11:45
Kieran playgroup 10am-12pm
Speech 2:30-3
EHS home visit 3:30-4:30

School 8-11:45
OT 1:30-2:30
Counseling every other week 5-6pm

Free day! Which means bill paying day

S PSR 12:30-2:30

Free Day/Relax

My eyes keep going >.<, especially since Speech, OT, Playgroup and Counseling are all in the town next to us. So on Tuesdays & Thursday's its pick Seamus up, go home for a little then head to town, also on every other Thursday I don't want to drive back home only to turn around a half hour later to go back for counseling, so we'll have to stay in town and find something to do. Wednesday's are kind of a pain, my mom will pick Seamus up for me since I don't want to leave playgroup at 11 to get him on time, but after play group I'll have to come get Seamus (15-20min drive) then go back to town for speech right after.

Oh ya and be on the look out this weekend and next week I have 2 reviews and giveaways being posted :D

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Its official

Seamus does have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). To what extent and what sub category I don't know yet, Kieran was being a booger at the appt and I missed half the testing the OT did and we couldn't talk much after cause Seamus kept taking off and grabbing everything. We will go to OT once a week till the end of the year (after that his insurance will only provide 24 visits a year), along with his 2 speech visits each week.

Seamus also got into Headstart which I'm very thankful for. They are also going to help us with further testing, he still shows quite a few signs of Aspergers, which can go hand in hand with SPD. He starts school on September 20th, and is in the morning class from 8am-11:45am. I'm excited but sad at the same time, sad he wont be home but glad to get a little break from him 4 days a week.

Its taken over 3yrs to finally get to a point that things are making since with him, but I'm glad we are finally on the right track. I'm glad we will be learning better ways to help him learn and get him caught up(like learning ABC's, counting past 10, more then 3 shapes, how to draw more then lines, etc), and how to deal with his behaviors. I guess part of his behavioral issues are from SPD cause he doesn't know how to handle the emotions and will outburst instead.

My cute blinkie that Niamh on JustMommies made for me

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Top to Bottom Baby ~*~WINNER~*~

Thank you so much for all the entries in the giveaway. This was my first big review and giveaway and without all your help it wouldn't have been a success.

One thing before I announce the winner, I want to ask that if you're visiting my blog make sure you don't post on a giveaway post (from a GFC follow day) cause I had to delete a few posts. Thanks :D

And the WINNER is.....

Entry #156


Lisa's winning comment was:

The winner has been emailed and has 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be drawn. I hope to see you all entering more giveaways here, I have a couple that will be going up in 2-3 weeks :D

Wednesday, September 1, 2010