Check out Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck + $25 Visa GC Giveaway

I have some exciting news for all you dog owners! Milo’s Kitchen is going to have their Treat Trucks come to a city near you. You can have a lot of fun with your fur babies and family. They will be offering samples of their new line of treats, family portrait photos, giveaways, and much more. If you are going to be in the Charlotte, NC area like me you can check them out on the following dates:

  • August 1st - Charlotte, NC, Fetching Meadows Dog Park
  •   August 2nd - Charlotte, NC, Mark Twain Dog Park
  •   August 3rd – Charlotte, NC, Lucky Dog Park

If you are located elsewhere be sure to check out all the cities that the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Trucks will be stopping by here. It sounds like it is going to be so much fun!

sadie        Obi

I was sent a sample pack of the Milo’s Kitchen dog treats for my dogs to try out. Let’s just say they were a hit! We were sent the Steak Grillers Recipe, Chicken Grillers Recipe, and Grilled Burger Bites. I let them try the Grilled Burger Bites to begin with. They are really cute and look like mini burgers. Sadie and Obi couldn’t wait for me to get them out of the bag. I gave them 2 each and they were gone in seconds! Needless to say, they loved them and were begging for more. The pictures aren’t that great because they were so fast snatching them out of my hand!

The treats are the perfect size for both of my dogs and they actually smelled pretty good too ( don’t worry, I didn’t eat any). I like that the treats are made in the U.S.A. with real chicken or beef as the #1 ingredient, and no artificial flavors and colors. My dogs love them and I feel good giving them a treat that makes them happy. Make sure you check out Milo’s Kitchen for the full line of treats and to check the dates for the Treat Trucks.

milo's kitchen sample pack

Milo’s Kitchen is being so nice that they are going to offer the same sample pack I received to one of my readers! The gift pack will include three varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, and a $25 VISA gift card. This is open to US residents only. Just fill out the form below.

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Disclosure: The Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen®. All opinions are my own. 

I See Me! Personalized Baby Book Review

One of my favorite books growing up was a personalized one I used to have. I still remember that it featured my name and the story was all about me and my friends as mermaids. Personalized books weren’t around a lot when I was growing up but now there are several companies that offer them and I wanted to get one for my little girl. I found the site I See Me! and they have some of the cutest personalized books and products I have seen. I had to give them a try.

Hello World Personalized Book

I ordered the personalized baby book called “Hello World!”. This is the perfect first book for your baby. It was very easy to make. I just supplied my daughter’s name, birth date, birth weight, birth place, mine and her dad’s name, and a photo. It came within a week after I ordered it and I am so pleased with how it turned out.

It is a very durable board book with 20 pages and it has bright colors which she loves. When I read it to her she always grabs the pages and helps me turn them. It is the perfect size for her to grab a hold of. The story is really cute and it is such a great keepsake. I will cherish this book long after she has outgrown it. I think it is the perfect gift for new parents.

Personalized book

My favorite part of the book is the page with the stork. It has her birth weight, height, and on the tag it has mine and my fiance’s name as to who it should be delivered to. Is that not the cutest?! I really can’t say enough good things about this book and at $29.95 it is worth every penny in my opinion. I love that I was able to personalize the dedication on the first page as well.

I will be purchasing from I See Me! in the future. They have a lot of different products for all occasions. You can get lunchboxes, puzzles, coloring books, placemats, stickers, and growth charts. They have some really cute products you should check out. Plus, when you sign up for their email list you can save 10% off your order! You can find I See Me! on social media too:

Also, check out the Summer Reading Sweepstakes!! Grand prize gets a $250 Visa Gift Card and 5 Personalized Books!! 25 Runners Up get a personalized coloring book. Ends 8/31. 
Disclosure: I received a book for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. 

$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Amy over at This Mamas Life recently had a new little one and is helping us Celebrate! One lucky reader will win an Gift Card. I am so glad to have partnered up with a great group of bloggers to bring this giveaway to all of you. Who couldn’t use an extra $500?!! You can get a lot of stuff at Amazon with this!amazon gift card

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A little about Kinsights: Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more What’s really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top.

*One Lucky Reader will receive the items shown above ( $500.00 Value)
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Nerd Block Jr. Review

I have done a few reviews for subscription boxes on this site but I have never done one that is specifically for kids. Now that I actually have a kid, I thought it would be fun to review the new Nerd Block Jr. subscription box. This box is for kids aged 6-11 and it is only $13.99 for each box which is pretty affordable.

Nerd Block Jr. June 2014

I received the June Nerd Block Jr. for little girls. You can choose between a box for a boy or girl. They carry name brands like Smurf, My Little Pony, Mega Bloks, and Hello Kitty. In my box I received five items:

  • Crayola Minnie Mouse Coloring Pages and colored pencils
  • Barbie Mega Bloks set
  • Smurf mystery Mega Bloks
  • How To Tame Your Dragon Toothless action figure
  • Birthday Fairy Book

The total of all of these items was exactly $13.99 so the box doesn’t save you any money but it is fun to get surprises in the mail. We know how much kids love to get packages in the mail and this would be really fun for them. This would be a nice treat to get someone for doing all their chores, making Honor Roll, or any other special occasion. This would be a really neat gift for grandparents to send if they don’t live near their grandchildren.

I like that you can try out the Nerd Block Jr. and if it isn’t for you then you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can check them out for yourself. They also carry Nerd Blocks for adults which I am eyeing for myself. Can we say Walking Dead merchandise?! Take a look around and see if this is something your family would love.

Disclosure: I received a box for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. 


Always Ready Changing Center Review & Giveaway

In just six months I have probably changed thousands of diapers. I am officially a pro! But it still can be a challenge at times. I can’t deal with a squirmy baby at 2:00am. That is why I’m glad I came across the Always Ready Changing Center from Baby’s Journey. It helps keep all of your diaper changing essentials within reach. Things can get scattered all over the changing table so this helps keep things organized.

The Always Ready Changing Center can be used on a dresser or a changing table. It can be mounted several different ways depending on where you put it. It was very easy to assemble. I plan on using this at my Mom’s house. I don’t have a changing table there for when we come to visit so this would make diaper changes so much easier. Until then, I am just using it on our dresser at home. It has a compartment for the diapers, one for wipes, and one for other essentials like diaper cream, lotion, etc.

Always Ready Changing Table

My favorite feature is the motion-activated night light. It isn’t too bright so it helps make putting the baby back to sleep a lot easier now that I don’t have to turn on a bright light. It requires 3 AAA batteries that aren’t included. You can position the light anyway you need it to shine. All three of the compartments slide out easily so you can clean them if you need to. The wipes container has an easy push button to open them. It will hold a full pack of wipes.

I like that the Changing Center is light weight but still very sturdy. This is perfect if you live in a 2-story house. You can keep this on the floor that doesn’t have the changing table and you will have diaper essentials on each floor. No more running up and down the stairs with a stinky baby! Baby’s Journey is offering one of my readers the chance to win their very own Always Ready Diaper Changing Center for their home ($39.99 value). This is open to US only. Just fill out the form below.


Winner: Melinda S.

Disclosure: I received a product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. 

Get Amazing Personalized Products From CafePress

Have you heard of CafePress? They are an amazing company that offers personalized apparel and other items. They have over 300 million different products you can personalize and make your own! There is everything from shower curtains, flip flops, baby bibs, mugs, beach towels, and so much more I can’t even list them.

I have used CafePress before and ordered a few T-shirts. They have some pretty funny ones to choose from. They are always durable and stand up to multiple washings without any problems. For all you soccer fans, there is a wide range of apparel to help you cheer on your team.

I hope this post will get you excited about CafePress because in a few weeks I will be hosting a giveaway for a $25 gift code to CafePress. Check back for your chance to win!

Lambie & Me Food Catcher Pocket Baby Bib Review & Giveaway

It has been quite an adventure now that my baby has started solid foods. So far we have tried applesauce, bananas, and sweet potatoes. Some days she does great and others not so much. But it is always messy :) . I was sent a Lambie & Me Food Catcher Pocket Baby Bib to review and hopefully help keep the mess off of me and my baby.

Once the bib arrived I was surprised at how light weight it was for something that is rather big. It is made of BPA free silicone and it is very flexible and easy to roll up to fit in a diaper bag. It is a bright yellow with green trim around the collar. It is very gender neutral. The pocket on the bib is very wide and will be great for catching all those pesky crumbs when she starts eating crunchy food. The collar is very easy to fasten and I love that it can be adjusted for babies to toddlers so it will last her a very long time.

My favorite feature of the bib is how easy it is to clean! All I have to do is wipe it clean under some running water and we are good to go. I have enough things to wash in the laundry as it is so this saves me some space in the washing machine. You can even clean the bib in the dishwasher ( on the top rack of course).

Lambie & me food catcher bib

Aria doesn’t seem to mind wearing it. She even likes to play with the pocket part. Best of all, it keeps her clean. I think this is a great product and a perfect baby shower gift. It is less then $9 on Amazon and I think that is a great price. It will really last a long time. Now Lambie & Me is offering one of my readers the chance to win their very own Food Catcher Pocket Baby Bib for their little one. This is open to US only. Just fill out the form below.

Winner: Abedabun Dawn

Disclosure: I was sent a product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. 

Zippyz Baby Pajamas Review

I think I have found the perfect pair of baby pajamas, especially for newborns, they are called Zippyz! What makes them so great? First of all they are really cute, secondly the bottom of the pajamas are zippered so you don’t have to mess with snaps for the thousands of diaper changes babies need. They are a lifesaver in the middle of the night.

I really don’t know why no one thought of this before. I hate waking up first thing in the morning to change my baby’s diaper and I have to deal with all of those annoying little snaps. I am not awake enough to deal with that. So, I have bought pajamas that have full zippered fronts but you have to unzip the pajamas all the way down to get to the diaper. My baby doesn’t like this because she gets cold, especially when it was in January and February. The Zippyz have three buttons at the chest so your baby can stay nice and toasty while you change their diaper.


Zippyz come in sizes from 0-12 months. They have patterns for girls, boys, and gender neutral. I got a size 9-12 months for my little girl. They are a little big on her so she has room to grow. The Zippyz are very soft and easy to put on. She got a lavender polka dot pajama that has grey accents. It is really cute on her. It even has mitten cuffs so your baby won’t scratch themselves. I have washed it several times and it really holds up. It has made our diaper changes go a lot faster because I don’t have to deal with snaps or buttons.

I highly recommend Zippyz. They are $26 per pair and totally worth it. This would make a great gift for new moms because we need all the help we can get!

Disclosure: I received a product for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.