Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hot Baby Finds 2015: Angels on My Pillow Wrapaboo

One sad thing about this blog is that I started it post last baby. Lea was already two when we launched, so I missed all the fun of being a baby blogger. Luckily for me, I'm about to be an auntie for the fourth time with my nephew Jackson coming next month. I started looking online for unique and new baby items to shower him with and I fell in love with one in particular: The Angel on My Pillow Wrapaboo.


Angels on My Pillow is a really amped up version of the receiving blanket. It is absolutely precious in making your little bundle of joy look like he is being cradled by angel wings.

Picture of my actual nephew in this pending due date :)


The pillow only has about a zillion uses too making it one of the most multi-functional products on the baby market. It is perfect for snuggling, nursing and feeding and a bunch of other things as you can see below (the product is not designed for sleeping though and mainly intended as a nuzzly and nurturing rest and holding spot for baby.)


Another great thing is unlike those dasterderly swaddlers, the Wrapaboo has incredibly easy to follow directions for use. I can't tell you how many swaddling contraptions I trashed with the girls out of sheer frsutration!


The Wrapaboo comes in lots of great colors and fabrics making it the perfect gift for any gender baby. My favorite thing about the product had to be the packaging. Check out the lush cream tote it comes packaged in (can you say, no wrapping necessary?)


My sister-in-law loved the product and a bunch of moms asked me where to get it. This is definitely going to be the must have baby gift of 2015! You can get yours directly from the website or from some specialty baby shops.







Thursday, April 9, 2015

Etsy Crushing: Oliver and May

One of my favorite favors for our recent #DisneySide party came from Oliver and May on etsy; each princess went home with one of these darling Cinderella hair ties:


The ribbon was of a high quality with a little bling bling in the middle. The shop has everything for your princess needs. Check out some of the things I'm crushing on:


I really love the crocheted details on these Frozen ties.


Perfectly packaged school packaging!


These necklaces are so clear on a white background.

I love this shop and you will too. So check out Oliver and May today!





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lightheaded Bed Review and GIVEAWAY! Win a Lightheaded Bed!

So Miss Lea Monster has finally grown a bit too big for her toddler bed...sigh. When I started looking for beds for her, I wasn't blown away by anything I saw, but figured "It's just a bed." Well, boy was I wrong. One day my online searching brought me to Lightheaded Beds and me and Lea are in love! 



Lightheaded Beds features beds that not only cater to the changing taste of children and teens, but also provides a perfect amount of light for reading, relaxing, or dimming to use as a nightlight. The great thing about this product is that the backlit headboard, with its interchangeable HeadLightz graphic, makes bedtime fun. Right now Lea is into princesses so we chose a Disney graphic, but as she grows and her tastes change, we can change the graphic time and time again, and the lighting is built to stand the test of time and not need replacing; you get 50,000 hours of LED light time with no heat or distracting noises involved. Most all of the images are around $20, so changing them as your child's whim won't cost you an arm and a leg, but still will give you a whole room makeover.


Pretty much Lea's dream room!


I ordered ours from Sam's Club and delivery was super fast at about a week. Sam's Club called us to say the bed was arriving that day and it came in one very manageable sized box. Everything was packed very neatly and I was relieved not to see a million pieces as we unpacked. You may think I am exaggerating, but my husband put the bed together in 15 minutes...honestly, I think I could have even done it and I have broken many an Ikea piece during assembly!


Even I can handle this!

 Lea's reaction to her new bed was priceless (you can see some of it in the video below;) she really adores having all of her favorite princesses lighting up her room and keeping her company as she drifts into dreamland. Check out this video to see ours live in action and some of the bed's awesome features!



I know we mainly blog about girls products, but Lightheaded Beds has something for everyone: boys, girls, and older teens. This bed will grow with your child. Check out some of our favorite images:


Graffiti is perfect for any teen

Love this retro superhero panel

A sweet girly pattern for an older girl

This vintage baseball photo would add so much to a sports themed room

I can promise you that you won't regret to illuminate your child's room with a Lightheaded Bed. You can actually receive 20% off your LightHeaded Bed purchase with code: LHBSHD at lightheadedbeds.com valid through 5/8/15 which is a huge savings! But you know what's especially exciting? Thanks to Lightheaded Beds, we are giving away the same bed we have, the Canterbury Twin Bed in white valued at $499! Enter through the app below; a comment is required for entry. Good luck!








Friday, March 13, 2015

Free Cinderella Printable Activity Sheets

Did you see Cinderella? If not make sure you do, but in the meantime, enjoy these great activity sheets from the film! Just click the popout button in the upper right corner to print each PDF.


New Live Action Cinderella is a Triumph

We took the girls to go Cinderella last night after missing the press screening due to MORE snow. The film was in a word: incredible. I have to say, I was nervous about the film since I didn't really see the need for a remake, but the film takes the story and elevates it into an emotional and physically beautiful masterpiece.


Cinderella, played by Lily James, is the absolute personification of a Disney Princess. She plays the role delicately and full of emotion. The scenes where she loses her parents are gut wrenching and I may or may not have actually shed a few tears. Cate Blanchett chews scenery as the evil stepmother; she is a terror but plays it with the perfect level of realism.



While I thoroughly enjoyed the film, I think Lea (who is 3) was a little too young to appreciate it since the more whimsical scenes with the Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) are fewer than the more serious and dialogue driven scenes.


Now, I cannot mention Cinderella without mentioning Frozen Fever, the new animated short that pairs with the film. It was hilarious and a musical! What happens when everyone's favorite ice queen catches a cold? You won't want to miss this new tale featuring all your Frozen faves!


This weekend, don't miss out on Frozen Fever and Cinderella, open now is theaters nationwide!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sesame Street Live Headed Back to PPAC: Giveaway!


Sesame Street Live is headed back to the Providence Performing Arts Center and I cannot wait! We have seen the show a couple times now, but "Make a New Friend" is a whole new story we have never watched before. The official description reads:

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! 



Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!


Did someone say "Elmo Slide?" Yes! You are not going to want to miss this show. Tickets range from $21 to $28. A limited number of $38 Golden Circle seats and $66 Sunny Seats are also available. The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating and a pre-show
Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo!

For more information or to charge tickets by phone, please call the PPAC Box Office at 401-421-ARTS (2787). Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ppacri.org or maybe you could win a family four pack right here! That's right, I am giving away a four pack of tickets to the 3/27 show at 6:30, so enter below and good luck!


For information online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com or www.ppacri.org