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she {hearts} ju-ju-be

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I am in baby mode right now.  We only have a little over two weeks before we welcome our little bundle, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  I am even more excited now that I have the most amazing diaper bag to tote all the toddler and baby items I will need when out and about.  Ju-Ju-Be is an amazing bag company that specializes in diaper bags.  There are sizes, styles, and prints galore!  It is so nice to have great options when choosing a bag that will be used for such a special phase in every momma’s life.  They even have bags for daddy’s, too!

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I have never had a “nice” diaper bag.  I just used what I had on hand and went with it.  Things got shoved into my make-shift diaper bag and it was never very convenient.  After experiencing my Ju-Ju-Be bag, I am now regretting not having invested in a quality diaper bag that makes taking a little one out so much easier.  I have been toting the Legacy ~ Be Prepared bag around for a couple weeks now.  It truly is a bag that has a place for everything, so I am never unprepared for any of the spills, needs, or mishaps that occur when you are a momma.

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Not only does the Legacy tote have a roomy central compartment, but there are mini pockets and compartments inside of it.  There are pockets on each side of the bag and two pockets on the ends which are perfect for bottles or sippy cups.  I also love that I can wear it snuggly under my arm, or use the larger strap and wear it cross-body.  The fabric is Teflon so drips and stains wipe away easily.  Oh, did I mention that it is easily big enough to suit a mommy with two kiddos in diapers?  Even cloth diapers?  It is a dream diaper bag- for sure!

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I had such a hard time choosing a bag, because all the prints and styles are so amazing.  Make sure to check out Ju-Ju-Be if you are a momma, soon-to-be-momma, or need a great baby gift for someone you know!

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she {hearts} diono

When you have more than three kids, or they are spaced out years apart, you will usually have to purchase multiple car seats due to expiration dates.  As our fourth baby prepares to make her arrival, we have been working to get everything ready for her. Car seats were an issue for us.  We had car seats expiring and the brands we had been using we weren’t fans of.  So, I went on a hunt for the best car seats on the market.  That is how I came across Diononew-lineup-rotator-v2

Diono is a company that is at the forefront of car seat innovation.  They routinely have the highest crash test ratings and their streamlined shape makes them easy to fit into any vehicle.  One thing I love is that you can fit three across in most mid-sized vehicles since they aren’t bulky.  Another benefit that is that Diono seats can be used from birth, up until your child is out of a booster.  The weight limits on these seats, 5 lbs to 120 lbs, allow you to use them for your child’s entire car seat experience and not have to purchase another seat.  That is a huge bonus when you consider how much is spent on infant, convertible, and booster seats for kiddos.

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I reviewed the Diono RadianRXT seat and we are in love with it!  It boasts a steel frame, which I love where safety is concerned.  The seat folds up so when we travel and have to take it through an airport it can be carried as a backpack.  I noticed the buckles were easy to use and I never questioned whether they were securely fastened, or not.  I was sure they were fastened properly and securely.  When the seat is installed, there is no movement.  It is the first seat we have owned that we have been able to install without any movement from the seat.  It certainly gives me peace of mind.

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Be sure to check out Diono‘s selection for yourself!  They have three new car seats is fantastic colors that would be perfect for your child- Pacifica, Rainier, & Olympia.

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she {hearts} quail lane company

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You know those shops that you simply fall in love with the moment you lay your eyes on them?  Well, that company is Quail Lane Co. I could drool over their adorable baby moccasins all day long!  I was so excited to try some of their moccs for Guinnyth and see if they were as functional as they were cute.  The answer… Yes, they are perfect for little feet!

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Quail Lane Co. is run by two mommas who have created a product that is unique and affordable.  The moccs are handmade and it is easy to see they are fabulous quality.  I love the colors and styles Quail Lane offers its customers.  You have bows, fringe, bold colors, neutrals, metallics… all made with care and consideration.  I am so glad that Guinnyth will have these “Mermaid” moccs to waddle around in for the next year.

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Go visit Quail Lane Company and check out their amazing selection!!!

To get a 15% discount on your pair of moccasins… use the code SHEHEARTSIT until February 14th!!!!

She {hearts} Freebies

Quail Lane Company is giving away a pair of Moccasins to one of you!!!! ($35.00 value)

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on February 5, 2014 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

she {hearts} designs by romy

Have you ever been out and about with your little ones and a lovely gust of wind comes and knocks the blanket off of your infant?  You then proceed to try and catch the blanket without letting go of your big kids’ hands.  By the time you get to the door of the store you were wanting to peruse (probably Target, in my case), you have broken a sweat and your child’s blanket is now dirty and damp from the parking lot.  It is a delightful start to your relaxed shopping experience.

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Designs by Romy is a sweet etsy shop that offers a solution to the above stated problem.  Romy’s carseat swaddles are soft, warm, and unable to be blown or kicked off.  I used one of Designs by Romy’s swaddles with my third child and hope to use one with my last baby due in this July.  Even when it was during the warm months, I loved that there was a nice layer to keep my baby cozy when we were in cold stores or restaurants. These blankets can even transition into a regular carseat and wrap up around an older baby’s arms and chest.  Since it isn’t safe to have a child in a five-point carseat harness with a coat on, I love that I can leave this blanket in the carseat and have something to wrap her up in without having to take her coat on and off.

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Designs by Romy offers styles for boys, girls, and unisex for those who are waiting until the big day to find out what their little one is!!!  Romy uses a combination of fleece and flannel that makes this blanket perfect for warm and cold temperatures.  It is the perfect gift for a new momma.  I used my swaddle blanket for over a year with my 18 month old.  I can’t wait to pick a different style to use with our new baby coming this summer!

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Visit Designs by Romy and pick out a swaddle blanket for a little baby in your life!!!

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Use code sheheartsit10 for 10% off your purchase.

She {hearts} Freebies

Enter to win a Designs by Romy carseat swaddle!!! ($35.00 value)

To Enter: Use the Rafflecopter below!!!  Good Luck!
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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on January 17th at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

Disclosure: A reminder to all parents to always use cautions when using aftermarket products with their carseats. Please use proper discretion and make sure things are secured properly.

She {hearts} HappyDogBox

It’s not like they’re neglected. They get treats (a LOT of them.)

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But you wouldn’t know it with her pitiful antics.

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“Please mom. Please let me have a treat??”

Then her sister takes action by climbing on the table. Clearly I was taking too many pictures and ignoring their needs.

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I wanted to say clever things about HappyDogBox but I think that these little Instagram videos I took speak loud enough.

The HappyDogBox arrives.

And Patches’ impatience: Beef Sticks for Breakfast.

Yes, indeed. The product lived up to its name–and then some!

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Want to make your puppies happy? Enter for a free HappyDogBox!

To Enter:

Tell us your dog’s favorite treat and if you have a small, medium, or large dog!

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on December 10, 2013 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. **I was stuck out of town, so I’m going to pick the winner tomorrow–December 12, 2013 at 7pm cst.

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she {hearts} cinnamon ornaments

My girls and I made these cinnamon ornaments this weekend.  The house smelled wonderful while they baked.  We will be tying them to gifts for our family and friends this year.

Start by gathering supplies:

3/4 cups applesauce

1 bottle ground cinnamon (about 4 ounces)

cookie cutters of your choice

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1.  Start by mixing cinnamon and applesauce together till it forms a dough ball.  You might have to start with a spoon to mix, then get in there with your hands to continue to mix it up.

2. Take about 1/3 of the “dough” and roll out between 2 pieces of plastic wrap till about 1/4″ thickness.

3. Take off top plastic wrap and cut with your cookie cutters.

4. Use the straw to make the hole for the ribbon.

5. Carefully place on baking pan and bake for 2 1/2 hours on 200F.

6. Let them completely cool for 1-2 days then they are ready to be used for gifts!

 

Enjoy!

She {hearts} Kiss My Face Suncare

Summer is in full swing which means the sun will be beating down on us on a daily basis (hopefully) and we will all be outside enjoying it! But don’t forget to protect the skin of those kiddos (and do’t forget yourself there to Mom!)

Kiss My Face has an entire line suncare products for the whole family. The Kids Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 is a thick, full coverage lotion that is paraben and phthalate free, with no artificial fragrances. I love how safe it is for my kids bodies and it certainly does the job by protecting their fair skin. My only complaint is it is almost TOO thick, and after some time in the pool you can see the white lotion on their skin. But if it keeps them covered, then I’m okay with that.

A good alternative to the Mineral Sunscreen that Kiss My Face makes is a Sun Spray Lotion. It has all the same great qualities of the Mineral Sunscreen, it is just easier to apply on to the kids. I just spray it on my hands and rub it in. Since it is a bit thinner, I can get it on the kids faces without having to work too hard, which in turn makes my life a little bit easier, and what mama doesn’t want that?!

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Visit Kiss My Face on their webpage, facebook, and twitter.

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