Sunday, August 29, 2010
* This is the bow*
HOW CUTE is this bow, First of all- LOL!
Bailey was ( supposed ) to go to a bass pro shop the day this bow arrived, so it was going to be perfect! this bow is VERY Sturdy, and the little fishy is adorable ( and you can tug,pull,throw, and it doesnt come off!! )
Charming Harts Boutique sells bows of all shapes and sizes and colors , there really is A bow for everyone.
She sells sets of bows for a good price so if you have a group of girls to buy for , she's the one to go to! She even makes TUTUS!
LOOK AT THIS Gorgeous tutu,
which you can purchase for 28.00$
or this one for $25.00
If you would like to purchase a bow from charming harts boutique please, check her out on etsy!
be sure to " heart "her and " like " her on facebook as well and let her know i sent you! :]
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was asked by ramblersway.com to imagine how i would spend "$200" to their site, and at first, i was not interested...You see, ramblersway.com is items made of wool..... and when i think of wool I think of a wool sweater being thick,heavy and really itchy, and it making you sweat...BOY was i wrong, wool has definitly changed over the years...
Ramblersway.com makes wool clothing and it doesnt Look like wool at all.They've figured out how to make it next-to-skin soft!!
The first item i would buy if i had 200$ to ramblersway.com would be the camisole( $55.00 ).I always wear camisoles under my tops and this would be a great item to add into my closet!
The next item i would choose to purchase would be a Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Top (Regular) for $75.00
This item would be great to throw on to go mow the lawn or go on a jog!
and the last item i would purchase is the Boxer Briefs for my man, $70.00 ...these would be perfect for those winter nights to help him stay warm!
i really love how ramblersway.com innovated wool into a 100% American made-earth and animal friendly, Next-to-Skin SOFT WOOL!!!!!
Friday, August 27, 2010
A bit about Calabasas candy co. owner - My name is Cheri mother of two and married to my
wonderful husband! I'm a self taught artist who has always loved art and cooking. In my first business I combined the two and started out my career as a caterer specializing in hors d' overes. .
The first item i chose to taste was the Pistachio nougat- I am a huge fan of pistachios and anything that its in! My grandma used to make a pistachio pudding with marshmellows in it , sooo good! So when i saw that i was sent the Pistachio nougat i was very pleased. I took a bite and although it was a bit harder than i had expected( most likely due to being hot in mail and then cooled down in fridge) it was sooo delicious ! The pistachios used are organic which makes it that much better!! The pistachio nouget is flavored with natural pistachio oil and tinted with natural green coloring! The taste is simply amazing!!
The next item i was sent was Lemon carmel let me tell you it was SOOOO Delicious i couldn't eat just ONE,I ate like half of the ones that she sent. they were sweet yet a bit tangy and so soft and chewy. the melt in your mouth which i LOVE In caramel. i hate candy that sticks to your teeth and is hell to get off! I really recommend this company for your candy needs!
They make Marshmellows as well and Carmellos. They have flavors of marshmellows such as lavendar, strawberry && lemon zest.
You can enter to win a checkerboard carmel sampler which includes these flavors
"Madagascar Vanilla Caramel
Peruvian Dark Chocolate Caramel
Vanilla Pecan Caramel
Dark Chocolate Pecan Caramel
Vanilla Fleur d' Sel Caramel
Dark Chocolate Fleur d' sel Caramel"
If you would like to win this item you must leave a comment with your name, email address and the one product that sounds best to you from Calabasas Candy Co.
-Bonus Entry- Become a Blog follower (right side bar) of lapm.
I heard about " teewit " through another Blog and just had to check out her items....
TeeWit.Com is " Your source for the funniest baby clothes- onepieces and baby / toddler t-shirts, maternity t-shirts, and great gifts for moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents."
I was sent the " My Name Is Mommy " tracksuit For review, and let me say i LOVE IT . the weather is getting a bit chilly so its nice to have a tracksuit to wear around when its cold..
they have alot of cute,stylish clothing for sale.
a few cute sayings on baby items they have are
" Pooper Star"
"Temper Tantrum Download in Progress"
"Dont curse around me or my mom will kick your butt"
" I'm the favorite"
they also sell breastcancer awareness shirts , and shirts for dads!
I highly recommend there products to any person who is into Witty-Humor ..
To Win a 30$ Gift Certifcate/Coupon Code to teewit.com
please visit " teewit.com" and tell me what item is your favorite include your email address in the comment
Bonus Entry - follow my blog ( right side bar)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
At first when i recieved the soda stream i thought "I'm not going to like this...at all" it was such a simple product and didnt take up much room so it just couldnt possibly make GOOD Soda...
I set it up( took approx. 3 minutes.. VERY easy setup! VERY simple!!! ) and filled the provided Soda stream liter bottle with water, and i carbonated it...
The first kind of soda i made was cola, and i will be honest, i was not a big fan * BUT I dont like cola in the first place anyways, so you may like it! * I then tryed the Mango flavor...oh THAT is good..even my one year old liked to drink it!!!
I Was sent a big box with alot of varietys, my favorite by far though, was the lemon-lime. If you are a fan of sierra mist/sprite/7 up you would LOVE this, it tastes soo good, carbonated OR NOT!!
The soda stream comes in " PURE" , "Penguin","JET",and " Genisus". -I was sent the JET which is a worldwide best-seller!
The flavors you can get include but are NOT limited to " Lemonade, Lemon-Lime, Red Grapefruit,Cola,RootBeer"
I definitly recommend this product to parents who drink soda or even just sparkling water!
This is a must-have for any family, especially if you are soda drinkers. Sodastream will save you a ton of money and the drinks are really good. Highly, highly recommended!!
Monday, August 23, 2010
First Let me give you a bit of Info on " orglamix " make up! :] - " orglamix is
Orglamix products are proudly formulated without: nano particles, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or parabens. PETA approved." what does that mean?? Pretty much its THE BEST!
Okay, I have REALLY oily skin, and anything i use be it makeup,soaps,anything irrtates my skin so when i heard about " orglamix " i just HAD To check it out!!
I was sent three eye shadows in my choice of colors to review.
The first one was a " cappucino " color which is brown * I love DARK colored eye shadows* - I love it, i did a small line of it with a rolled q-tip and made it like 'eyeliner' and it looked AMAZING! and for the first time using an eye shadow didnt irritate my eyes , the best thing about this eye shadow was it would not run be it me crying or sweating or what but it wiped off instantly with a wet washcloth...........
the next color i used was " green tea" which is a tan/khaki color with an infusion of green sparkles......LOVE it... Simply put, i love it. Applying it dry it looks very beautiful and brings out the touches of green in my brown eyes, apply it wet and your ready for a night out!!!!!! The 'green tea' eye shadow went well with my brown eyes and it made me feel very beautiful..
The final color i used was " buttercup" this is the color of butter and goes on and looks natual but gives your eye a bit of a " pop " you can't really tell your wearing eye shadow which is good if you are a girl who likes to wear makeup but not be overpowered by it.... It's especially for a younger girl for dances to just give her a bit of color "shimmer " on her eyes..
orglamix ALSO sells Makeup Brushes, Blush/bronzer, and foundation!
if you would like your chance to win your choice of any three colors from the
Pure Organic Mineral Eye, Blush, Glow,
Foundation or Color Corrector here's your chance . all entries must include your email address, this contest will run until september 6th at noon!
Mandatory entry , go to her shop " http://www.orglamix.etsy.com" and tell me one of the three products you would choose!
Like her facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/orglamix - 2 entries.
follow her on twitter http://www.twitter.com/hautebeauty - 2 entries
Tweet about this giveaway and use the hashtag #orglamix - 1 entry
post a comment on her FB about entering the giveaway - 1 entry
post a comment on Life as a preemie's mom fb about the giveaway- 1 entry
follow my blog - 1 entry -
good luck!!!! :]
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I came across "Belly Charms" on another blog one day and i just had to do a review, and when you see the bracelet i recieved,you'll understand why..but first, lets talk a bit about "Belly Charms".
Belly Charms was created when a mother could not find maternity belly button rings, and then once she did she stopped "liking" the regular rings , so she cut the maternity rings to a shorter length,re-threaded the ball and then changed the charm....
*Tidbit from the site*-Being the mom of 2 beautiful boys, ages 3 and 4, this is a great way for me to be able to say home with them and help other women and moms-to-be get what it took me so long to find.
The flip flops, bracelets, and anklets are beautiful. I personally make and design each and every one of them. If you don't find what you are looking for, please email me at BellyCharms@aol.com.
Belly Charms Makes more than just your belly button rings.
she also makes
- Mother's Bracelets and Anklets - Personalized
- Affirmation & Inspiration Jewelry - Sandi's Fight
- End of Summer Sale!
- Maternity & Due Date Pendants -Handmade!
- Maternity Necklaces, T-shirts, Earrings, Etc...
- Peace and Love Collection
- Tie Dye Summer Sale
- Glass and Scrabble Tile Pendants
- Kid's Safety, Medical & Sport ID Products - Vital ID
- Flexible Belly Button Rings
- New Additions - 2010
- Girl's Personalized Bracelets & Bag Tags
- Sterling Silver Toe Rings
- Greek Personalized Jewelry
- Team Bling Collection
- Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets
- Diaper Bag Name Tags
- Replacement Balls - Belly Button Rings
- Ribbon and Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops
As you notice there is a link labeled "sandi's fight".Sandi's fight is for the owners younger sister who is fighting brain cancer, and who struggles to pay bills. Because of this any proceeds made from the " "Affirmation and Inspiration Collection - Sandi's Fight" items will be donated to them to help cover the expenses associated with her treatment of brain cancer.
Now on to my review.Belly Charms Sent me this custom made bracelet. and let me say , i am in LOVE!!!!
The colors are perfect. i LOVE purple!!!! This bracelet Is very sturdy ( believe me, 45 minutes of bailey yanking on it, its VERY VERYYYYYYYYY sturdy! HA! ) The one downside of this bracelet - im almost afraid to wear it because its so beautiful i just want to leave it in its case and admite it! Though, I did wear it and its very nice, i got a size to big which i like because my arms swell sometimes and id rather not have a bracelet cutting into me.
Would you like a bracelet like this for yourself??
Today is your chance!
Belly Charms is giving a single strand version of this away, and you can choose to either have one name( up to ten letters) or two-three sets of initials( again , up to ten letters )
All entries must include an email address or they will be deleted no questions asked.
You may do one, two or all of the entries listed! Good luck! Entries close at noon on september 6th and the winner will be chosen shortly there after.
1.)Go to Belly Charms & tell me your favorite item she sells!
2.)Follow Belly Charms on Facebook
3.)Follow Belly Charms on Twitter
4.)Blog about this giveaway ( and share a link! )
5.)Follow Life as a preemie's mom on Facebook
6.)Follow Life as a preemie's mom via google connect( right side bar on blog!)
7.)Post to belly charms on facebook and tell her you entered the giveaway
8.)Post to life as a preemies mom on facebook and tell me you entered this giveaway
9.)Comment on one other post on my blog(and let me know which one you did!)
Enjoy and have fun!!!!!!! :]
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is the GORGEOUS bracelet that i was sent for miss bailey-
First i must say the color was PERFECT ... I just got an adult size bracelet from a company thats got her name and brennans name on it and the colors match completely!!
The bracelet is so pretty and i can't wait til my princess is old enough to wear it.
Baby Name Bracelets with Charms run you $12 (newborn to 5) and $15 (6 to adult).
Next she sent a skull beanie that looks like the one in this photo......
let me say, even tho the skull has heart eyes it looks cute on both bailey AND brennan!
the rhinestones are not easy to pull off which is comforting for any mother who worries about choking hazards. also, its breatable so they dont sweat as soon as it gets put on like most hats would make them.
a hat like this would run you about $6.00
Baby Creations also makes bows,flowers,bow holders,diaper cakes, diaper babies, and TUTUS!
If you would like an item from baby creations please check her out on facebook . let her know i sent you :}
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The first item i recieved was a red tutu, and let me tell you, i love it.it is long and poofy, which looks GREAT on princess bailey, and she loved it too , she likes to crawl around in it and roll around..
It sits very well on her body, which is great because she has an 'odd' shaped body so her hips r a bit skinnier than the rest of her, but the tutu sat very well without moving up or down on her.
She also sent me two hair clippies with hearts on it, they are very cute little clippies and if bailey would learn to leave them in her hair, she would wear them with ALOT of outfits,
Chloe Bug's Tutu Shop makes alot of different items, here are a few of the examples of what she makes!!!If you'd like your OWN Chloe Bug Tutu Item check her out on Facebook : ]
This blanket is sooo soft and beautiful, It is stretchy which is good because bailey likes to play tug of war with me :]
It's a very warm blanket but its breathable so it doesnt get too hot.
Bailey loves this blanket, and sleeps with it all the time..She has to snuggle a blanket at all times so she has a blanket in every room , the one she cuddles most is the happy green bee blanket.
Happy Green Bee ALSO sells numerous other items, dresses, pants,shirts,tights,skirts,socks,etc.
The items are made of organically grown cotton does not retain toxic residues; it is a pure, natural, and breathable fiber.
how awesome is that??
if you would like a happy green bee item please check out the website, or be the lucky person to have random.org choose them to recieve any one item from the clearance store..
ways to enter-
1.) Check out "happygreenbee" online and tell me your FAVORITE item( clearance or not!)
2.)Fan Life As A Preemie's Mom on FB
3.) Follow LAAPM via google connect ( right side bar! )
4.) Fan "Happy Green Bee " on FB
Good luck the winner will be chosen on september 1st at 1300 and announced shortly after
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.
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This is what the shower hug website states
" * Provides gentle bust-line support for full and engorged breasts
* Acts as a warm compress to soothe tender breasts and ease engorgement
* Shields sensitive nipples and breasts from direct contact with harsh shower sprays
* Protects nipples and areolas from direct contact with soap and other chemical residues found in many toiletries."
When i used my shower hug, it helped soo much. i had a blocked duct at the time, so the shwer really would have hurt, with the shower hug on i barely felt anything and the warm water laying on my chest actually helped some.
These can also be used under camisoles, or for bed time, as nursing pads to help keep you from leaking out
I really recommend any breastfeeding mother to use this at one point or another, my one thing is, im a 38/40 D and i ordered the M/L and it didnt fit, so i got the goddess and it fit pretty well.....
The Shower Hug™ is not just for the bust-line! The Shower Hug™ comforts those recovering from C-section deliveries. Simply wrap the Shower Hug™ around your hips and lower abdomen to:
* Gently and softly support your healing tummy, in and out of the shower
* Protect your incision from harsh shower sprays and chemical residues that can irritate sensitive and healing skin
I have yet to try this but i probably will as i had a c-section in 09 and 10 so i could use some support around my tummy!
Make sure to check out www.showerhug.com for more information!
Shower hugs are currently available through retailers all over the U.S! Click HERE to view a full list by state.
* I recieved a shower hug to review, no other compensation was given *
Thursday, August 12, 2010
She let me choose two items to be sent, and i chose a custom black and white tutu, as well as a skull bow.
this is what they look like
First, let me say i love the tutu, i thought it was just going to be an elastic band with tulle around it, but it also has a satin ribbon around it with a black satin ribbon bow :-) It fits bailey beautifully and gives her room to grow as well as makes her look very pretty and grown up. The day i recieved it, i through her into a black " i listen to slayer with daddy " onesie, and this tutu and the bow as well.everyone just LOVED IT.
On August 11th,2010 when we took her for surgery she wore a maroon onesie with this tutu and the nurses just couldnt get enough!They all gathered around to say how cute the tutu was and to ask where we got it!
The bow is also,very adorable. We place it on a purple or white headband and pair it with alot of different outifits , white tee/blue jeans, pink shirt,black bottoms. everything. The bow is beautifully made and withstands the tests of bailey yanking on it to pull it apart!! :]
If you would like to purchase an item from TUTU ADORABOW please visit her on FACEBOOK!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sassy Baby Products,at first, i didnt think they would be that great,so i never bought them, but then i did some researcch, and decided i'd like to do a review.
This review has 100% positive things to say about the product, and not many items get that.
Sassy Baby sent a list of toys for miss bailey to play with to also help her learn new skills and improve her development.
I recieved from them
Scrub-a-Dub Car Wash (9 Months & Up) Inspire Imagination: Working at the car wash has never been such fun! Baby can keep busy with 8 creative activities offered on this floating platform. There are lessons in cause-and-effect, opportunities to learn new words, invitations to use the imagination and skills to hone hand-eye coordination. Baby’s car wash customers include 3 brightly colored vehicles that scoop or strain water. Moving vehicles through the soft rinse curtain provides baby with a lesson in object permanence. Squeeze the yellow, terrycloth “road sign” to squirt the cars moving under the car wash and scoop water into the car rinser in the center to watch it wash over the vehicles. Speed bumps and a hill make driving through the car wash an adventure. Scrub-A-Dub Car Wash has a suggested retail price of $10.99.
-- This product was by far, bailey's favorite.she loved squirting me with water while i gave her a bath, and she had so much fun playing with the little cars. This makes bath time MUCH easier for both of us,
· Look Book (3 Months & Up) Inspire Fascination: This little photo album holds seven large 6-inch by 4-inch photos and one smaller wallet size photo of the people baby loves most. To cultivate baby’s visual acuity, each photo is framed by a bold color and has a geometric pattern where photos are to be placed. Babies love to look at photos of real people and this little book provides the perfect album for little hands and hearts. A colorful tab at the bottom of each page helps baby learn to turn the book’s pages. A little black handle with white polka dots makes this a book baby won’t put down. is $6.99.
-- This is so cute! I decided to leave it as is and not add photos, as the bold patterns are much better for her developmentally. She loves flipping through the book and the monkey pattern thats on the last page makes her giggle like crazy!! She enjoys holding the book while she's on her potty.
Flutterby Teether (3 months & up) Inspire Communication: This cute smiling bug encourages development of communication with textural variety for mouthing. When refrigerated, the squishy, ridged, water-filled, upper wings provide cool comfort for teething babies. The bottom wings are bumpy and chewy for added teething enjoyment. Other teethable textures include a smooth, shiny face and body; a round, white handle with raised, black stripes; and thin, chewy antennae. The toy stimulates visual development, too. Beginning at birth, a high contrast, smiling, symmetrical face engages and calms baby. Slightly different shades of blue on the wings encourage visual development at 6 months and up. Flutterby Teether has a suggested retail price of $3.99.
--THIS she chews on ALL The time,she's teething on BOTH sides right now, and this thing is taking a beating lol.She chews on its wings all the time and we can't seem to keep it out of her hands/mouth for more than 5 minutes .
Illumination Station (6 Months & Up) Inspire Fascination: This toy sheds new light on highchair toys! There’s a purple and red ball with polka-dots that light up as the ball spins; a trio of textured shapes that click-clack together and spin around, challenging baby to manipulate them with little fingers; a clear cylinder with a red bead spinning inside; and a bumpy, textured flipper that rattles as it twirls and spins. Suggested retail price is $7.99.
--Bailey loves this, she uses it as a rattle, and likes to make the light come on :] She chews on this as well, and has so much fun , she beats it across her stroller our chairs,etc, its a definite noise maker but she loves it, alot!
((( i will review the rest of the products i was sent, tommorow morning)))
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This is what a tommee tippee looks like -
now, for most parents who breastfeed its probably a great bottle..but brennan, well it doesnt work with him AT ALL! The milk just drips out of his mouth and makes a big mess..
I will not say that every child will have this problem, but brennan himself does and this is based on MY use with it.
The Pro's with this bottle.. it is shaped like a breast which makes it an easier transition from breast to bottle,
The Con's with this bottle... It is very awkward to hold with the way it is shaped so its also a difficult bottle to clean......
I will recommend this bottle to all breastfeeding mothers as im sure not all children have issues eating as brennan does....
you can check out Tommee Tippee at http://www.tommeetippee.us/bottle_feeding.html