Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bathtime Favourites - Bbox Nappy Wallet and The Flexibath

A friend of mine, Tamara, from Australia, just sent me a bunch of her faves. Her little guy M is a few months old and she now has a ton of faves ready to share. Here are two of her bathtime faves!

Bbox Nappy Wallet:
"The bbox is my new best friend. It is way better than a nappy/wipes wallet because it is more compact and fits in my handbag. The change pad is really thin and not padded BUT unless you are changing your baby on concrete, it doesn't matter. It can hold two nappies, and is perfect for a day out. The accessibility of the nappy wipes is perfect because you can access them without opening it or by opening it. It also holds lots of them. The bbox comes in a variety of colours and patterns too. I had to order it online."

The Flexibath
"The flexi bath is great for us because commonly in the tropics we do not have baths, just showers (too hot for a bath). Also for a small home, it stows away very nicely. Even if you have a bath tub, it saves on water cuz you don't have to fill the whole tub just for a little munchkin. It is quite deep as well. Also comes in a variety of colours."

Thanks, Tam! Both of these are very cool products! I also got excited after looking them up on the Internet. The nappy wallet sounds ideal and I am hoping that the diaper clutch I ordered a few weeks ago is just as great... It was hard to find this item online in Canada, but I did find it on selling for $18.95.

The Flexibath is a really neat idea and great for those whose travel a lot. It is also good for those who are looking for something bigger than the baby tub but smaller than the regular bathtub. I have a lot of moms looking for an alternative and this is definitely it! I found it online at many stores, but it was the cheapest at as it was on sale for $49.99.

Thanks for sharing and I cannot wait to post more of your faves very soon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toddler Favourites - Mater's Tall Tales

The TV seems to be always on in our house but surprisingly H doesn't watch a lot of it. His attention span seems to be about 4-5 minutes and then he loses interest and is running around playing with something else. I have it on sometimes just for background noise... but there is one video that seems to be able to capture his attention for just a bit longer: Mater's Tall Tales.

Mater is Hs favourite Disney Cars character... and a couple times a week he asks to watch his Mater show. What we like about this video is that it consists of about 10 short clips that are about 5 minutes long. Each clip features Mater doing a different job (e.g., monster truck, doctor, stunt man, private investigator, etc.) H loves to talk about all of Mater's costumes and his favourite is Monster Truck Mater: The Tormentor.

Of course, Disney has profited on Mater's popularity by creating toy cars, t shirts, books and other items that coincide with Mater's Tall Tales.

You can check out some of the clips at before purchasing the video to see if your little one is interested or not.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Favourite Update - Kinderville Silicone Popsicle Molds

We finally got around to trying out our new popsicle molds today - even though I had made the popsiciles over two weeks ago (the day after receiving them in the mail)! Boy, were they a hit! H loved them (just bananas, strawberries and apple juice blended in the magic bullet).

Here is what I really liked about them:
1. They were basically mess free as the popsicle stays inside of the holder while you eat it.
2. If H hadn't have finished it all, I could have just put the lid back on it and saved it for later.
3. Because the popsicle was inside of the holder, it was fairly easy for H to push it up (and fun too!)

This definitely is the best way to eat a popsicle and I like how I know exactly what is in it!

I would highly suggest ordering these if your little one enjoys cold treats as much as mine!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Just for Moms - The Broken Plate

I came across this etsy shop in my Canadian Family magazine and while searching aimlessly online and I just LOVE the pieces this woman makes.

She takes chipped pieces of china and turns them into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. Each piece is wrapped in black (lead free) silver solder.

You can look through her selection online at or you can even send her your own piece of broken china and she will custom make a piece for you.

Her jewellery is beautiful and unique and I think it would make a great gift for that special friend who seems to have everything and need nothing.

Check out her amazing work at the link above.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Looking For - Your Faves and Your Comments

Looking for any favourites that you might have in mind and would like to share.... summer favourites, first year favourites, any favourites at all!

Also, have you purchased something after seeing it here on the blog? I would love to hear about it!

Any sort of feedback would be greatly appreciated!

We have hit over 2300 visitors, so it must mean that you are enjoying what you see here and keep coming back for more (thank you!), but I would also love to hear from you too!

Email me at or leave a comment under any of the blog posts just by hitting the "comment" button!


Looks Good - Sadie Lucille

While searching for Hs name plaque for his bedroom door I came across this company that specializes in wall decor for the home. They make a variety of signs such as wood, vinyl, frame art, car decals and even t-shirt stickers.

What really caught my eye were their vinyl sayings like the one about family above ($28.00), the wood signs - baby sleeping ($15.00) and the t-shirt stickers ($14.99). They have a wide range of sayings and the prices are quite reasonable too!

There are so many products that I love on this site and could spend a lot of money decorating my home with them.

Check them out at

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Favourite Books - Our Faves Right Now

Here are some of our favourite books right now, that we seem to be reading over and over lately!! (The book write-ups are from

1. Knuffle Bunny: Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.

2. Itsy Bitsy Spider: A silly new twist on an old favorite! Children can trace the glittery trail of the Itsy Bitsy Spider as he is blown out of the window of a barn and then drifts, flutters and glides from barnyard animal to barnyard animal. Colors and barnyard sounds are introduced in this rhythmic title. Sturdy card stock pages are highlighted with the Itsy Bitsy Spider''s web trail in "flitter"-a non-shedding, durable glitter.

3. The Very Cranky Bear: In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep found a perfect place to play. None of them had noticed that someone else was there. Sleeping in that cave was a VERY cranky... When four friends encounter a cranky bear, they decide they must cheer him up. Moose, Lion, and Zebra''s outrageous ideas all backfire, which leaves it up to poor, plain Sheep to deal with this beast, who just wants a quiet place to sleep. Whatever will she do? This rhyming story with hilarious illustrations is guaranteed to entertain its readers and its listeners.

4. I Love You Stinky Face: As a mother lovingly tucks her child into bed, the imaginative child has a few questions. For instance, "what if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth that could bite your head off?" This unstoppably devoted mother will have readers laughing out loud as replies to one question after another.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Looks Good - Pish Posh Mommy

How many of you hate carrying a diaper bag? Wouldn't you rather carry a really funky purse instead? Well, have I found the trick for you!

Pish Posh Mommy makes these great carry alls that slip into any purse and convert them into a diaper bag. They come in two styles: zip up or pull string and in a variety of fabrics. The carry alls have 7 outside pockets and 6 inner ones that zip up and elastic close. The inner lining is water resistant and the entire carry all is washable. Both styles sell for $44.99.

Pish Posh Mommy also sells diaper clutches, change pads, wet bags, or bundles of their items for a reduced price!

Right now they are offering free shipping on items over $50.

Check out their beautiful items at

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Looks Good - Lunch Punch

H is just starting to get interested in eating sandwiches and I remember my sister-in-law talking about how my niece loves to eat sandwiches that are cut out using cookie cutters so when I saw this product it made me think of exactly of that.

The lunch punch is just like a cookie cutter but they are larger than a regular cookie cutter so it makes less waste of bread and larger pieces. Lunch Punches come in sets of cool shapes that are bound to catch any little one's attention. There are four sets: Sandwishes (princess shapes), Vroom! (transportation shapes), Critter Cutters (animal shapes) and Match and Munch (puzzle shapes). The cutters are BPA free and are dishwasher safe.

You can learn more about them online on their website at and they can be purchased from many online stores as well. I found them on for $16.99.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Canadian Favourites - Little Monkey Doodles

Now that Hs big boy room is all done, we have been searching for a cute door sign with his name. With my new obsession with etsy I decided to search and see what I could find there. I found this amazing woman, here in Ontario, that designs beautiful wall art and door signs - Little Monkey Doodles. She hand draws the pictures first, then converts them to digital where she then adds colour and some shading. She uses bright and vibrant colours and great graphics that are really eye-catching! (Her prices are also very reasonable too! and so is her shipping)

While searching her site I found a whole bunch of things that both myself and my girlfriends would love for our kids. Things like ladybugs, monkeys, transportation, owls, etc.

Tonight I am going to order H the race car door sign above and I can customize the font and its colour for his name and the ribbon it hangs on!!! I can also pick the colour of the two cars and the numbers on them!

If you are looking for some of the same thing check out her work at

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Summer Favourites - Kinderville Silicone Popsicle Set

I am so excited! My new Kinderville Popsicle set arrived today in the mail. I had purchased these for half price off of one of my baby sites and have been anxiously awaiting their arrival. The nicer weather that arrived today is definitely getting me thinking about cool summer treats!

These silicone popsicle molds are BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free. They are tapered to make pushing them up easier, stickless and are dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and microwave safe (although I wonder why you would put them in a microwave??) They come in a set of four and each popsicle mold has its own lid. They came with some instructions and when I looked at them briefly this evening, there are fill lines that you need to pay attention to and what not.

Kinderville also sells other similar items like storage jars, bowls, cups, freezer trays and divided plates - all silicone.

The popsicle molds sell for $24.99 (which is a bit pricey) but all of the reviews say that they are totally worth it. (I paid half price for mine!!)

They are available at a bunch of online stores, but you can first check out all of their items at

I am hoping to give them a try this weekend and will post more of my thoughts very soon!

Bring on the SUMMER!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Looks Good - 3 Sprouts Organizers

I have this dream that one day I will be totally organized... but I don't think it is ever going to happen! :) I do love it, however, when I come across cute organizational items that could make my life easier.

I came across these organizers awhile back and thought they were just the cutest things. I love the animals they use (e.g., monkeys, bears, owls, elephants, etc.) and the fact that their products are eco-friendly and are made from organic cotton. They offer neat organizational items like storage bins, wall organizers and caddies as well some other fun items like hooded towels, picture frames and art smocks.

You can find 3 sprouts products in a variety of baby stores across Canada and the US and they are also available online.

None of these items fit with either of my kids' themes, but these would make a great gift for someone who had an animal or forest theme in one of their rooms.

Check them out at

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Canadian Favourites - Small Potatoes

I don't know about the rest of you, but my purse is a MESS! I must clean it every week, but nothing seems to help. It is filled with receipts, makeup, wallets and now diapers, wipes and snacks (as I am tired of carrying a diaper bag for just a few items). There is stuff everywhere and it is totally unorganized! After much frustration (and searching on the Internet) I have found a diaper clutch that will at least help with some of the clutter. I have spent a great deal of time searching for a Canadian company, that makes handmade diaper clutches that offers decent shipping rates and today I found it.

Small Potatoes is a Canadian company that is based out of Winnipeg. They make various items such as bibs, blankies, dresses, pants, hats, etc. Their items are made out of beautiful fabrics with modern designs that really catch your attention. Small Potatoes had the best shipping rates out of all of the Canadian companies that I have been looking at($2 for items under $25, $4.00 for items between $25 and $35, $6.00 for items $35 - $50 and so on).

Today I ordered from them the above diaper clutch in Tatsu Black (on sale for $15) and the very cool cotton hat (also above) for H in Guitar Hero ($24). I also did a bit of searching online and found a coupon code to use that gave me an extra 10% off of my order (email me if you would like the code).

I cannot wait to receive my stuff and will hopefully see a bit more organization in my purse!

Check out all of their great products at