Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Making coloring time even more fun with the book of HOLES from LAZOO! Review & Giveaway US 4/12

Lazoo is a lifestyle children's brand and media property emphasizing award winning design, creativity and play. Lazoo was inspired by an internationally best-selling series of Japanese children's books in which Lazoo's products embody the same core mission, to foster a child's creative process, encourage self-expression and empower the imagination. When entering the world of Lazoo, you are entering the realm of a child's imagination... a place of endless possibilities, where cars race across tree branches, mermaids teach dinosaurs to sing and ghost host fashion shows. In this world, kids are encouraged to think independently, such as "coloring outside the lines" being celebrated and all types of creative self-expressions are honored.

 HOLES! is a coloring book like one you have never seen! Instead of coloring in the lines, you color inside of the holes! When you turn the page it is like magic, the flowers have become butterflies, hats become cars, trees become tents, helicopters become balloons, and much more! 

We received LAZOO'S book of HOLES to review. 

 Jada and I colored the holes in the flowers, which were shaped like bows.

After we colored the bow shaped holes on the flowers we turned the page to see what we created. The bow shaped holes could have been butterflies or actual bows. We discovered that they were bows!

 Then Jada and Cade completed the book together very nicely. One set of holes they colored in together were baseball caps. Cade (2 years) loves hats, so he was quite fond of this page!

Then they turned the page to see what their now colored in baseball cap holes where and Cade was so excited because the one thing he loves more then hats is CARS!!! He thought it was so cool how the baseball caps turned into cars.

Jada also liked how the holes were one thing and after you colored them in and turned the page they were something completely different. However she did look ahead in the book and being that she can read, when they would change the page was no longer a surprise to her as to what the shape she just colored in was going to be. Even though she looked ahead she still really enjoyed the HOLES! book.

After Jada and I colored the flowers and turned them to hair bows and after her and Cade colored the baseball caps and turned them to cars, they ran off into their bedroom to color the rest of the book together. Once they finished they came running back out into the living super excited to show me all of the cool things they just colored and created. Yes, I believe this book helps children create and use their imagination as the page after the holes is semi blank and something could be totally different then what children may guess they will become. 
I really liked that this fun new coloring book brought her and her brother together and didn't create fighting... when you color in a regular coloring book with Cade, he likes to take a totally different color then what you have been using and color at least one scribble line over what you have just colored. He is only two and I still enjoy coloring with him, but Jada is seven and quite the perfectionist, especially when it comes to art- whether it be drawing, coloring, creating, etc so it is a bit stressful for her sometimes to color with her brother. 

We all really enjoyed the HOLES! coloring book from LAZOO! I personally just wish it were a bigger book and/or that they had more of this style coloring book. WE WANT MORE!! :) 

Connect with LAZOO!
Visit LAZOO's website where you can find MANY neat things such as all the different books they have, FREE apps, videos and super fun crafts added DAILY. You can even submit your own fun crafts! You can SHOP LAZOO and find MORE then just books, they also have adorable clothing, accessories, plush toys, etc. You can also find Lazoo on Facebook, Twitter and many other social networks to stay connected as well as subscribing to their newsletter which includes a Kid's Birthday Club!

One lucky reader will win their own HOLES! Coloring Book ($7.95 ARV). Giveaway is open to US residents 18y+. Giveaway will end at 11:59p.m. on 4/12. Simply enter through the Rafflecopter Form below and come back and complete daily entries to increase your chance of winning!
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Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) in exchange for this review, I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  

Raising a Reader Sweepstakes from I See Me! 5 winners! US 3/31

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Monday, March 25, 2013

$100 BOON, INC kids products Giveaway!! US 3/31

ENTER HERE for your chance to win $100 worth of BOON, INC. products!
 1 Prize Winner will win (1) Boon feeding prize package containing the following items, Modster, Sip, Stout, Catch Plate, Modware, Grass, Stem and Twig, which will vary in item colors, approximate retail value $100 USD. This giveaway is open to US residents who are at least 18 years of age. Giveaway is open until 11:59p.m. on 3/31/13.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Drammy Droopers Review & Giveaway! US & CAN 4/13


Drammy Droopers is run by 3 Generations!!

Photo belongs to Drammy Droopers

Heather (middle) is the owner/operator of Drammy Droopers. She was kind enough to personally deliver me our Drammy Droopers diaper, even after I was hoping to meet with her to pick-up me diaper. :) Kristen (bottom/front) is the Drammy Droopers Product Consultant and Joyce in the back. Heather also has two ADORABLE product testers to help this wonderful team bring you only the BEST diapers and other baby products! Of course we can't forget about Hunter the potty break manager, Shiloh the treat organizer and Dan, the Design Engineer (Check out their Facebook page photos to see the rest of the crew!). 

Drammy Droopers One Size AI2 Pocket Diapering System!

Drammy Droopers One Size AI2 Pocket Diapering System is designed for infants and toddlers from 10 to 35lbs, with sizing snaps in front and additional strong and durable Touch tape or snaps on one wing for a better fit for trim or smaller babies, cross over tabs are awesome! These diapers also include laundry tabs on touch tape version, for safer washing. 

Drammy Drooper Materials
Drammy Droopers are made of an outer layer of a durable cotton print fabric. 
Inner layer of very soft and durable micrfleece or one of their several colors of suedecloth. 
Suedecloth is available in eight colors: Ivory, Mocha, Caviar, Very Berry, Medieval Blue, Royal Purple, Charcoal Grey and Tango Red. 
Middle layer is made of a laminated long lasting high quality waterproof polyester PUL to keep moisture on the inside. 
Drammy Drooper Soakers
The soaker snaps into the diaper for light to medium wetters and you can insert another into the pocket for heavy wetters. Soakers are made of: Inner can be either 100% rayon or microfiber for super absorbency and the outside layers of the soaker can be either natural color bamboo/cotton or one of the several colors of suede cloth (listed above). 

We received a bamboo/cotton soaker, the first bamboo cloth diaper item I have used! I was hooked immediately! Yes, I am in love with Bamboo!!!
Rise Snaps/Sizing
With the touchtape you can cross over your wings to get a nice snug fit for the young and little babies. This diaper is a great diaper to have from birth. 


 Ezio wore the AI2 for about four hours total, during a two hour nap. Unfortunately when he woke up he was not being very photogenic so I was only able to get a not so good picture of him wearing the diaper. The Drammy Droopers diaper fit him perfectly though. He is 15 months old and weighs 25lbs. He has a pretty skinny waist, but chunky tummy and thunder thighs! It can be pretty tricky getting a diaper to fit snugly in the waist, but not be too tight in the thighs. We got the perfect fit with the Drammy Droopers AI2!! When I changed his diaper he did not have any red marks from the legs or waist being too tight.

Cade will be 3 years old in June and weighs 34lbs. He is tall and slender, he is also a super heavy wetter as he mostly drinks through out the day, rather then eat food. So, for Cade I stuffed the pocket of this AI2 with a microfiber insert as well as using the bamboo snap in soaker. I added the insert as a just in case, I had never used bamboo with the boys prior to using this AI2 so I wanted to make sure his sensitive skin would be free of sitting in a soaked diaper. Cade wore this diaper for about 2 hours, which is REALLY good for Cade! He probably could have gone another hour in this diaper, but it was bedtime and I wanted to put a fresh diaper on him for bedtime. Usually our pocket diapers with 2 microfiber insert in them doesn't really last him quite 2 hours and he is usually soaked, plus those are pretty bulky compared to this diaper.

To the left it appears as though his little butt cheek is sticking out, but it really is not.
The picture below shows really nicely how trim this diaper is and how nicely it fits. 

I was able to get a snug fit around the legs and in the waist on Cade as well as I was able to on Ezio. While Ezio has chunky legs and a pudgy stomach, Cade has pretty thin legs (in comparison anyways) and a rather flat or skinny stomach and waist. 

Overall thoughts?
Overall I LOVE the Drammy Droopers AI2! I absolutely love when I'm able to get a great fit on both of my boys with the same diaper! While they do share the same rotation of diapers, I do favor some for one of the boys over the other. Drammy Droopers AI2 is definitely one that I will be using on BOTH boys! This is the first AI2 we have used and I was rather surprised at how simple it is! I wasn't quite sure as to what an AI2 system would be like to use, but am glad we got to give it a shot. 
I can't wait til it warms up here so the boys can show off their new diaper playing out in the nice spring weather. Unfortunately it doesn't look like that warm spring day is in our forecast anytime soon.
Connect with Drammy Droopers!
Visit Drammy Droopers' Etsy Shop as well as on Facebook! Give them a 'like' on Facebook so you can stay up to date on new stockings, sales and much more! 

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Once lucky reader will win their very own Drammy Drooper of their choice of any instock AI2! 
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Coppin's Gifts Da Vinci Beads & Toggle Bracelet Review & Coppin's Gift Giveaway! US 4/1

Coppin Gifts

What is Coppin's Gifts?
Coppin's Hallmark began in 1993 with just one store in Logan, Utah. Coppin's established their first website in 1996. I was only 7 year old! Coppin's Hallmark has become one of the largest independent gift retailers in Utah and across the west coast, as well as the entire continental US online. Coppin's is an award-wining top dealership status among many top gift brands including Precious Moments, Boy'd Bears, Willow Tree, Ty, Webkinz and many more! Coppin's Hallmark strives for 100% satisfaction and offers service guarantees on shipping, quality and satisfaction of all of your purchases, so you can rest assured that you will be happy and your order will be fulfilled quickly and accurately. If there is a rare mistake, they will make it right quickly and fairly. Coppin's has added six other locations across Utah in Brigham City, Harrisville, Layton, Murray, American Fork and Clinton over the years and has been an online retailer through its own website, shared vendor sites and conducted online commerce through Amazon and Ebay platforms.
Their goal is simply to bring you the top gift ideas at industry leading low prices while providing fast and accurate delivery with every order.

Da Vinci Beads & Toggle Bracelet

Toggle Bracelets are available in sizes 7" up to 8.75". Toggle Bracelets are sold separate from beads and are only $9.99!

Da Vinci Beads are awesome! They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, charms, etc! Da Vinci Bead Bracelets work well for any fashion style. You can put your own personal taste and style in your bracelet when you pick the beads. Add more beads or take some off of your bracelet depending on your mood, fashion level, special occasion, etc. Da Vinci Bead Bracelets look great with as few as three or even just one bead, or add as many as you would like to make a classic and unique bracelet. Since all Da Vinci Beads are interchangeable, you can grow your bead collection and continue to change them out.

EVERY DaVinci Bead/Charm is only $6.99/each!

My Da Vinci Beads Bracelet! 

I chose the Da Vinci Birthstones Beads for my bracelet. Jedilynn was born in January, Cade was born in June and Ezio was born in December. Prior to my Da Vinci Bead Bracelet, I did not have any jewelry with my children's birthstones on/in it. I love my Da Vinci Birthstone Bead Bracelet, I find that I can wear it with any and everything, it always fits with my apparel. 
The toggle bracelet is strong and easy to put on, but does not fall off. The bracelet is loose fitting and the beads do move around on the bracelet, but with a flick of your wrist you can switch the beads to the other side of the bracelet so your wrist is not pressing on them while your arm is on the table, counter, etc. Ezio, my 14 month old, loves to play with my bracelet, but has yet to break it and hopefully he wont break it! He has snapped a couple of my mom's bracelets and broke one of my chains. Even when the bracelet is off, none of the beads slide off. 

FREE Da Vinci Bead!
Currently when you Buy 4 Da Vinci Beads, you get your 5th Da Vinci Bead for FREE!! Receive FREE Ground Shipping in the Continental U.S. on orders over $30 as well!

Connect with Coppin's Gifts!
Visit Coppin's Gifts, Facebook and Twitter @coppinshallmark as well as Pinterest to stay connected and up to date with specials and new products! 
One lucky reader will win their CHOICE of one of the following prizes!
  • 3 Da Vinci Beads & Toggle Bracelet (ARV $30.96)
  •  Willow Tree Figurines (up to $20)
  •  Jim Show Figurines (up to $25)
  • My Pillow Pets (up to $25)
  •  Happy Nappers (ARV $24.95)
  •  Wubba Nub (up to $15)
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Skeeter Snacks NUT FREE Cookies Review & Giveaway! US 3/27

Skeeter Snacks
 Skeeter is the only squirrel in the world with a nut allergy! All of his squirrel friends spend their entire day looking for nuts, hiding nuts and texting about nuts. Skeeter was feeling left out, so he decided to do something about it. He created a line of snacks that taste awesome and are safe for everyone who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts! All of his squirrel friends loved his nut free snacks and they all had a snack to share, with no one feeling left out. 
Anytime you come across Skeeter on the package you will know that the yummy snack inside is totally nut-free and made in a facility that is also totally nut-free! Snacks, safe for everyone to enjoy.

Why Does Mami's 3 Little Monkeys Need Skeeter Snacks?
Cade, my two year old son is allergic to cashews. He never had cashews, but when tasted he did pop for cashews, his pediatrician told us to avoid all tree-nuts, but peanuts are still okay for him to eat. We took Cade in for allergy testing because he was having issues with the formula he was on for a little while as we tried to figure out if he was lactose intolerant like his Daddy and Nana. Turns out he is not lactose intolerant, but was having issues with the sunflower seed oil (or we're assuming) in the formulas causing tummy issues similar to lactose intolerance. After we uncovered the cashew allergy, we did some research of our own and daddy found a connection between cashews and sunflower seed oil. Anyways! I never noticed how many food products contain tree-nuts, are processed in a facility with tree-nuts - leading to cross contamination and how much of a hassle it is to make sure your child isn't eating something with or cross contaminated with tree-nuts whether at home or especially while visiting family and friends. 
We have also discovered that Ezio, our 14 month old, has a Cocoa (Chocolate) allergy! 
Talk about having to be cautious!

  Skeeter Snacks come in four flavors:
  • SkeeterDoodle
  • Golden Oatmeal
  • Chocolate3
  • Chocolate Chunk
Skeeter Snacks come with two cookies per package. Our boys devoured the Skeeter Snacks! Cade ate the Chocolate3 and Chocolate Chunk Skeeter Snacks and Ezio ate the Golden Oatmeal and SkeeterDoodle Skeeter Snacks. I just noticed that apparently I didn't get a picture of the Golden Oatmeal Skeeter Snacks before Ezio devoured them!!! I was too busy reading the back of the packaging, out of habit that is, to make sure there were no nuts in the Golden Oatmeal. Of course there were not any as Skeeter Snacks are all NUT-FREE! Duh! But I have a hard time finding oatmeal cookies and other oatmeal products w/o nuts.

 When we received our package of Skeeter Snacks, I was so excited to try the SkeeterDoodle, but ended up giving it to Ezio and didn't even get ONE bite! :( SnickerDoodle or in this case, SkeeterDoodle Cookies are MY FAVORITE!! I was so sad. Look how yummy they looked! Ezio enjoyed them!

 Since Ezio is allergic to chocolate we gave Cade the Chocolate Chunk Cookies. He is not photogenic and refused to let me take his picture of him eating his cookies.

I believe Cade's favorite Skeeter Snack was the Chocolate3. And look below! I finally got a photo of the little stinker, of course he couldn't smile for me, but I caught him with a Chocolaty face! 
Our boys approved of the Skeeter Snacks! Cade is a super picky eater, so that should say quite a bit.

Safety & Guarantee!
Skeeter Snacks are made in a dedicated nut free facility, maintaining a strict allergen protocol and are made with ingredients that are carefully selected from suppliers meeting nut free standards.

While Skeeter Snacks are totally nut-free, they do contain Wheat, Soy, Milk and Eggs.

Find Skeeter Snacks in a Store Near YOU!
Visit Skeeter Snacks and type in your zip code at the top of the website where it says "Store Locator". Unfortunately it did not show results for my zip code nor our neighboring zip code. But you may be lucky and have a store near you that carries them. 

They are sold at:
WalMarts in TX, AR, OK, MS, MO, LA, TN. 
ShopRite in NY, NJ, CT & DE.
CostCo on the East Coast
Market Basket in New England

Don't worry! You can still purchase online at alice.com!

Skeeter Snacks are sold as six packs with two cookies per package at a retail value of $3.99/package on alice.com!
Connect with Skeeter Snacks!
Visit Skeeter Snacks website, Facebook, Twitter @SkeeterSnacks and Pinterest! 

One lucky reader will win a Sampler of Skeeter Snacks! One package of each flavor. 
 Simply enter to win through the Rafflecopter Form below! This giveaway is open to the US and will end on March 27th, 2013.
Disclaimer: I received the above products in exchange for my honest review, I was not compensated in any other way.

Michelle Chang Sterling Silver Skull w/Diamonds Necklace ($150ARV) Review & Sterling Silver Earrings (up to $100Value) Giveaway! WW 3/31

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Hosted By: Mami's 3 Little Monkeys
A Little About Michelle Chang and her Jewelry!
michelle in the studio
 Michelle Chang Jewelry was launched in NYC, but Michelle then moved to Los Angeles, where she has continued to create and hand craft beautiful pieces of jewelry. At one point in time Michelle was an aspiring fine artist, an interior designer and an illustrator! She found enjoyment in doing all of those things, but nothing compared to her satisfaction she feels when making jewelry. 
Her jewelry can be described as organic, nature or geometry inspired. She mainly uses materials such as gold, sterling silver, diamonds and semi-precious stones in her jewelry. Every piece of Michelle Chang Jewelry is handmade and unique. Any noticeable imperfections it may have just adds to the uniqueness and provides assurance that it was indeed fabricated from start to finish by human hands!

Baby Skull Necklace in Sterling Silver w/Diamonds

I received the Baby Skull Necklace in Sterling Silver with Diamonds from Michelle Chang Jewelry. This skull pendant is miniature and tiny with diamond eyes and is on a fine chain. While it may be only about 1/4" in height, I still love it and it beautiful! I love how you can tell it is uniquely handmade when looked at close up. The pendant comes on a 17" chain. This pendant is also available with out diamonds as well as in 14k gold. I myself prefer sterling silver or white gold.

Size & Legitimate?


To the left is a photo of the baby skull pendant laying next to my tapestry measuring tape and the size is accurate with the listing for the pendant. 

I did take this to my jeweler who knew right away that the pendant was for sure sterling silver. He then tested the diamonds and confirmed they are REAL! Not that I don't find Michelle Chang Jewelry to be legitimate or not trust worthy, but I wanted to make sure I was giving you (all of my readers), accurate information. I didn't want to mislead any loyal readers. 

Beautiful, Unique & Handmade!

My only complaint about this beautiful work of art is that if the chain were to break I couldn't replace it... The only way to do so would be to construct a new chain after already feeding it through the pendant. Unfortunately, I do not get to wear this as much as I would like as my 14 month old son loves to pull on my chains and already broke one Dan bought me.

My Absolute FAVORITE piece of Michelle Chang Jewelry?!
Baby Skull Band Ring in Sterling Silver with Diamonds UNISEX
Photo from Michelle Chang Jewelry on Etsy
This BEAUTIFUL hand crafted Baby Skull Band Ring in Sterling silver with Diamond Eyes, priced at $938!

Connect with Michelle Chang Jewelry
Visit Michelle Chang Jewelry on her website, Etsy Shop and Facebook!  Also sign-up for the Michelle Chang Newsletter

One lucky winner will have their choice of any Sterling Silver Earrings without Diamonds (up to $100 Value)!! Simply enter through the Rafflecopter Form below. Entries will be verified so please be honest and fulfill all of your claimed entries. :) 
Giveaway will run from March 14th through March 31st and is open WORLDWIDE!
Disclaimer: Sarh received the above product(s) in exchange for my honest review, I was not compensated in any other way. 

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mommy Hook Review & Giveaway WORLDWIDE! 3/18

About The Mommy Hook!
The Mommy Hook is the ultimate stroller hanger! Made of durable heavy-duty aluminum. Made to last, lightweight and versatile! The Mommy Hook fits just about any stroller handle. The rubber grip on The Mommy Hook makes it stay in place and does not allow it to slip. This hook will not break like plastic hooks.

 My Opinion?
I love The Mommy Hook! We have used it a few times at the mall. It is perfect for carrying bags, even if it is just holding the diaper bag! I love our stroller, we have Combi Twin Sport, which we WON a year ago May 11th from OurKidsMom.com. But there is not a ton of under carriage space especially with us having three children! 

Note: Never leave your child in a stroller unattended, especially when you have added weight hanging from the handle of the stroller as the stroller can tip backwards unexpectedly. 

What I love most about The Mommy Hook?
I love that we can simply unhook The Mommy Hook from the handle of the stroller with all of our bags still on the hook! We can then grab the hook with all of the bags still attached once we get home and make ONE trip into the house! With Ezio in one arm and The Mommy Hook with all of our bags on it in the other hand! The rubber gripper is very nice for carrying all of your bags on the hook as it cushions the hook and your hand. 
NO back and forth from the vehicle ten times to get all of your bags in the house.

For grocery shopping, use the reusable shopping bags and clip them onto The Mommy Hook. Then when you get home you can simply carry The Mommy Hook in the house, of course if you soda, milk or other large items it wont work so well, but for the smaller bags it is perfect!

My future plans for our Mommy Hook?
I can't wait for spring! We have a park right behind our house, a corner store just three blocks away, a resale kids store only four blocks away and many more little shops within walking distance. As you now know, we do not at all have much cargo space on our double stroller so walking to these shops last spring/summer with the children was quite the challenge as I'd be by myself. Now with Mommy Hook, I can hook anything we bring with on our walks and what we buy at the shops on it and make less trips in the house! Exciting hey?!

Color Options?

Where to Buy & Price?
The Mommy Hook is ONLY $9.99! 
Did you know The Mommy Hook is sold in 22 Countries World Wide?!
You can purchase The Mommy Hook from:

 Connect with Mom, Dad & Baby!
 Visit Mom, Dad & Baby and check out their other products! Also visit The Mommy Hook and follow them on Facebook, Twitter @momdadandbaby, YouTube and Google+!

One lucky reader can WIN their own Mommy Hook!! Just simply enter through the Rafflecopter Form below. This giveaway will run from March 3rd til March 18th and is open WORLDWIDE to those who are 18 years of age and older.
Good luck to you all!!   

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Disclaimer: I was sent a Mommy Hook in exchange for my review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own! Mami's 3 Little Monkeys is not responsible for the fulfillment of prize shipment!