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When I first saw Nohi Kids clothes I fell in love! Cheyenne loves any opportunity to be a little diva! I love this dress! The dress is has the perfect amount of “stretch.” This is important because Cheyenne does not like keeping any type of clothes on that have the “snug” fit. Plus I don’t have to struggle to get her in and out of the dress. It has a 2 inch sash that ties in the back. Cheyenne is super tiny for her age so the dress will grow with her. It is perfect to throw with a pair of leggings and long sleeve shirt underneath and let her wear the dress even on cooler days. I love the style of the dress!! It will surely grow with her as she will be able to wear it as a tunic when it is no longer fitting her as a dress.

We received the Flock pattern of the Nohi Kids Girls Dress. It has green and teal partridges all over it. Cheyenne refers to it as her bird dress. Nohi Kids Girls dresses are available in seven different patterns and bright vibrant colors. The dress is made of an organic cotton, bamboo fiber and lycra blend. All the graphics are printed with a water-based ink as well. 🙂 My favorite part about these dresses are that they are 100% machine washable!! Nohi Girls Dresses are available in sizes 12-18 months all the way up to 7/8. This makes it super easy and the perfect picture dresses when you are having sibling pictures taken!

Enter to win it! One winner is going to get their own Nohi Kids Body Suit in the Giraffe Pattern. This adorably cute bodysuit has all-over giraffe print! All Nohi bodysuits have overlapping shoulder hems for easy on and off and snap closures for quick diaper changes.

   (Thank you to Nohi kids for providing us with our review dress and bodysuit for the giveaway. All opinions in my review are my own opinions and were not influenced by the sponsor.)

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I love to make unique and creative gifts for holidays and other events.  Since we’re on a tight budget around here it’s often a lot easier on the pocketbook as well!

This is a diaper trike that I made for my cousin’s baby shower a year or so ago.  Hard to believe my godson is already almost a year old!!!!  I found a lot of pictures of these trikes online but no directions so I reverse engineered this from a picture.

I picked up all the items to make this at the dollar store and a large discount store.  The only problem was that I didn’t notice that the front ribbon had fallen down until AFTER I took my pictures.  I did catch and fix it before the shower!

What you need to create the diaper trike:

  • one large package of size 1 diapers (better to have too many than not enough!)
  • 3 large rubber bands (I used the rubber bands that come wrapped around my newspaper…free!)
  • empty paper towel or toilet paper roll (also free!)
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 2 bibs (I like the velcro closure bibs)
  • 1- 5oz. baby bottle
  • 1 pair of newborn sized baby socks (I could only find a package of 3 pairs so the extras I put inside the wheels
  • 2-3 yards thin ribbon
  • 2-3 yards thick ribbon (1 inch thick looks nice and works well)
  • double sided tape, glue dots, hot glue, folded over scotch tape (whatever you have that will hold the ribbon together)

First, divide your diapers into 3 equal piles, if it doesn’t divide evenly put the extras in the pile for the front tire since it’s fine for it to be a bit larger but the back tires need to be equal sized.

Start with your first stack of diapers and an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll.  The roll will keep the center of your tire open.  I curved each diaper around the roll one at a time until I had about half the diapers in my stack wrapped around the roll.  Have a helper hold the diapers on the roll or hold it with your knees while you put a large rubber band around the outside.  You can then add the rest of the diapers in a few at a time and adjust as needed.  You want to use a rubber band and not any adhesive so that the diapers are still able to be used.  It’s tricky but stay patient and it will all work out, I promise!  Remove the roll once you have all diapers secured.  (if you have problems keeping the center open you can cut the tube so that is a little narrower than the diapers an leave it in the center of the tire.

Follow the same process with your other two stacks of diapers.  Use your wide ribbon and wrap around the diaper rolls to cover the ugly rubber bands.  Secure the ribbon to itself using your adhesive, I used double a hot glue gun.  Don’t burn yourself….it’s not worth it!

Take one of your receiving blankets and roll it VERY tightly.  Again, since I was by myself I used rubber bands on each end to keep it rolled tightly while I worked.  Feed the rolled blanket through the center of all 3 tires in the configuration shown in the photo.  Tie it tightly with a knot and then slide the knot so that it is hidden inside the back tires.

Create a seat by fastening one of the bibs through the hole in the front tire with the bib part covering the space where the back two tires meet.  Fasten the other bib facing the front with the velcro though the center of the tire to create a front fender.

Take your other blanket and roll it as tightly as possible, if it is nice and tight it will make the handlebars stick out without any further support.  Again, I used rubber bands to secure it, this time in the middle and at each end and left them there since they would be covered.  Feed through the hole in the front wheel, the wheel will hide your middle rubber band.  Place the bottle on top of the bib and towards the back of the front wheel to create a headlight.  I used the thin ribbon to secure this to the trike by feeding through the center and tying with a bow.  Pull the wrapped blanket up over the top of the bottle and tie tightly with your thin ribbon and tie another bow.  If your blanket is nice and tight and you tie the ribbon tightly the ends of the blanket will create the handlebars. It took me 3 tries, so again, stay patient and keep trying!

Cover the ends of the blankets (and your rubber bands) with a baby sock.  You are done!

Tips:

  • This is hard to transport because it wants to shift.  I didn’t have a big enough box so I used a laundry basket in the car so it wouldn’t move around too much.
  • Include a note on the trike or with your card letting the recipient know what size the diapers are (I had a duh moment when my cousin had to call me to find out)
  • Be creative…I wanted to put a stuffed monkey on the trike as a rider since that was the nursery theme but couldn’t find one in my price range, a set of teething keys would be super cute hooked to the back of the handlebars.
  • Don’t spend the $60+ dollars that these sell for…make your own for about $20.

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I don’t know how many times I have searched for the perfect bag for my hobbies. Something that isn’t too big but not to small. One that I can carry everything I need for my latest project and it not be too bulky to take with me when running errands that I know I am going to have to wait. This is usually the doctor’s office. I love crocheting and knitting and almost always have yarn in toe! And if you ask my dear friend Kate from Crafty Kate Going Crazy she will testify that it is not a hobby but an obsession.  Any one who crochets or knits knows that you have to be organized otherwise your yarn and project turns into a huge ball of mess, turning into frustration and tearing your project apart and having to start all over again. Well I found a wonderful little company that makes a bag that helps keep everything organized and in one place. Thirty – One Gifts has a full line of Adorable, Fun and Trendy bags and gifts! Their bags can be used for anything from a beach bag, diaper bag, craft bag and so much more! From their signature purses to storage solutions it will be easy for you to find something from Thirty – One Gifts for every part of your life!
My favorite Thirty – One bag is the Organizing Utility tote. I use it for everything and have decided that I need to purchase several more! One for my crocheting, one for a diaper bag and one just because I am in love with Thirty – One gifts. The Organizing Utility tote measures approx. 10.35″ H x 15.5″ W x 6.5″D. It is made from extra tough Nylon so you know it will last. Plus is has a stain and water proof lining PERFECT for diaper bags! With seven side pockets you are sure to find yourself organizing in no time! The Organizing Utility tote is currently available in 12 different colors and designs. 

Thirty – One gifts offer personalization for all of their product. I love this because their products make the perfect gifts and you can add a little special by having it personalized for the recipient. You can find the perfect baby shower, bridal shower gift or present for any occasion. Even if you are just looking for a way to spoil yourself.
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Vitamins Baby Blankie Buddy Review

I love everything about Vitamins Baby products! From their outfits to their toys. Both of my daughters Security blankets are by Vitamins Baby. The quality of their products are AMAZING. Alexandria is 5 and Cheyenne is 2 and they both still have their blankets in very loved condition. 🙂 Vitamins Baby also has a full line of adorable baby and toddler clothes.

Recently, my son was sent one the their super soft Baby Blankie Buddies to try. It is the perfect size to throw into the diaper bag and go. Yet, it still brings him comfort when he needs it. And I don’t have to worry if they get dirty cause I just throw them into the washer on delicate setting and let it flat dry and he is good to go! Vitamins Baby Blankie Buddy was such a hit that I had to go out and buy one for Cheyenne.

Each Blankie Buddy set includes two buddies! I love this. I don’t know how many times the kids have made one of their toys their absolute favorite toys and have lost it. Then I would spend countless hours looking for it or searching to buy a new one only to find out they are no longer made. Meanwhile, I have a child who lost their “best friend” and doesn’t understand. Each Blankie Buddy is 100% cotton and machine washable. Blankie Buddies come in 8 different animals including bunnies, bears, zebras, lions and more. Blankie Buddies are approximately 6 tall so they are perfect for you baby to carry everywhere with them.

Be sure to “Like” Vitamins Baby on Facebook to stay up to date on all their promotions and new product releases.

(I received a Blankie Buddy free of charge from the sponsor to write my review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review and my opinions are my true opinions of the product reviewed and was in no way influenced by the sponsor.)

Pink Bowtique is an extraordinary company that makes beautiful one of a kind hair accessories for the little princesses in our lives. Nancy Chartrand and  Penny Godwin, two friends and now successful business partners have owned and operated Pink Bowtique since March 2008. Nancy and Penny, both stay at home moms at the time, where giving the opportunity to purchase the company from a friend. The friend, having three very young children at the time, decided she needed to sell her business because of the time involved in running it. For Nancy and Penny, this opportunity could not come at a better time. Nancy, who had an unexpected pregnancy when her youngest of three children was in the 4th grade, and Penny, who was very excited about her daughter going to UCLA, were worried about the new expenses their lives where about to take on. After training in the areas needed for running their internet business, Nancy and Penny took over the small one woman production and turned it into the largest baby headband, hair bow and accessory business on the web today!

Pink Bowtique  manufactures and sells baby boutique products on the world-wide web.  Most of the products you will find on their site are custom designed, created, manufactured and shipped directly from their facility in the Turlock, CA. PinkBowtique.com

products are hand-made in the USA with top quality materials. They produce a large inventory of unique and luxury hair bows, headbands, clippies, flower hair clips, infant headbands, flower hats, flower headbands, baby tutus, pettiskirts, flower onesies, diaper covers, bloomers and more.

So who exactly is PinkBowtique.com? They employ several local women in different aspects of the business, from making our products, to packaging, posting, photography, and marketing. Nancy and Penny’s older children also are employed, both during the summer and during the school year. They have been able to gain business experience and make money to provide for themselves while they are away at school.

“Nancy and I feel that one of the reasons our business has experienced such success is that we operate it by the golden rule.  Our philosophy includes providing customers with a baby boutique built on honesty in business, integrity in the goods that are sold, quality that customers can rely on, and delivery and presentation that customers can trust and know will be the best found in today’s market.  We pride ourselves in expedient customer service – what was once a requirement for all businesses, but tends to be a rarity in today’s business climate.  We guarantee 100% satisfaction in every baby headband, hair bow, tutu, bloomer onesie, baby outfit, and other assorted baby items that we sell.  We are a legally operating business entity (LLC) and hold a current business license, California resale certificate, and have a registered Tax ID. ” – Penny

Penny and Nancy were so kind to send my Mommy and Me Mommies to be group one of their Sunhats and a bow to review. When we received the box in the mail and opened it we could not believe how professional and unique the wrapping is. Secure in their own clear plastic box with a beautiful pink ribbon bow. It is very easy to see how much time, pride and love is put into making each custom item that they make. The quality of the materials are above our expectations! Pink Bowtique is definitely above and beyond anything that you can find out there.

To see all of the products that Pinkbowtique.com has to offer please visit their website. Plus our readers can enjoy 10% off of their entire purchase by using “pinkblog10” in the discount code at checkout.

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Penny and Nancy wants to give our readers   an exclusive offer – the opportunity to try a PinkBowtique product for free (just pay $6.95 for shipping) so that you can see the quality of products and workmanship for yourselves!  And believe me it’s AMAZING. You just need to send them your name, address, phone, e-mail, and age of baby or girl, that you saw their review on Kathleen’s Blog Spot in addition to $6.95 for shipping and handling (no checks or credit cards for this offer please – cash or money order only) to: 


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A few months ago we featured I See Me Personalized Books on our site. They are wonderful books and very well made. You can read our full review here: I See Me Personalized Books Review. I See Me Books has teamed up with Plum District so that you can get $25.oo worth of personalized books for only $12 but the deal gets better because when you sign up for Plum District using the link below you will get a $5.00 credit!! That makes $7.00 for $25.00 worth of personalized books!!!

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Once you sign up through the link above, visit Plum District’s I See Me Promotion and purchase your voucher. The voucher doesn’t expire until July 2, 2012 so this would make the perfect Valentine’s gift or even buy it now and put it away for Christmas!

Babies R Us Super Diaper Savings

Babies R Us is having a great promotion now through January 22, 2012. This deal is perfect for anyone with babies. You will instantly get $10.00 off when you buy a box of Babies R Us Diapers (72 count or higher) and  a box of Babies R Us Box Wipes (432 count box or higher). Babies R Us Value diaper boxes are $10.00 and includes sizes 1-4. Babies R Us Wipes are $9.99. After instant savings your total will be $9.99 plus tax. So you will be only paying $4.99 each.

These boxes are said to contain high value coupons for Babies R Us diapers and wipes that can be used with the $10.00 instant savings. When you combine the $10.00 instant savings with the coupons ($5.00 off Diapers and $2.00 off of wipes.), you will be paying just $1.50 each for diapers and wipes! This is a great deal to do several times and replenish your stock pile.

Initial Transaction

Buy 1 Babies R Us Value Box $10.00
Buy 1 Babies R Us Wipes Box $9.99
= $19.99
$10.00 off instantly

Total spent $9.99  = $4.99 each (with high value coupons inside box!)

Every transaction after:

Buy 1 Babies R Us Value Box      $10.00
Buy 1 Babies R Us Wipes Box      $9.99
= $19.99
$5.00 Diaper cpn in box (from transaction 1)
$2.00 Wipes cpn in box (from transaction 1)
$10.00 off instantly
Total spent $2.99 = $1.50 each!

 

Graco ComfortSport™ Convertible Car Seat – Caleo  ONLY $69.99

Warranty: 1 Year Graco

Condition: New

Features:

  • This ultra-versatile seat can be used rear-facing for infants from 5 to 30 pounds, and then forward-facing as a toddler seat for children 20 to 40 pounds and with a five-point, front-adjust harness, EPS, energy absorbing foam, removable head pillow, and a handy cup holder, it’s got the key essentials you’ll need
  • It’s LATCH equipped with an easy-to-read level indicator to help keep installation hassle-free
  • For vehicles not equipped with LATCH or ISOFIX, the vehicle’s seat belt may be used
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • 5-point, front-adjust harness helps you get baby in and out
  • Cup holder keeps drinks within your child’s reach
  • Removable head support helps keep baby comfy
  • Dimensions: 26.5”H x 20”W x 18.5”D

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Care & Instructions
The car seat pad on the ComfortSport™ is removable for delicate machine washing. Drip dry. The metal and plastic parts may be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap and water and wiped dry with a cloth or towel. To clean the buckle, use a damp cloth or sponge. Do not lubricate the buckle. The harness straps may be spot cleaned. Never immerse the harness straps in water. Never use bleach to clean this product.

In the box:

  • (1) Graco 1771689 ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat in Caleo

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Graco ComfortSport™ Convertible Car Seat - Caleo

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