American Girl Doll of The Year 2016 – Lea Clark

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American Girl Dolls are a staple in many houses. Girls of many ages absolutely love each of the American Girl Dolls that have become a part of their families.

About American Girl:

At American Girl, they celebrate girls and all that they can be. That’s why they develop products and experiences that help girls grow up in a wholesome way, while encouraging them to enjoy girlhood through fun and enchanting play.

They have a wide variety of products that they offer which include:

  • American Girl Characters
  • My American Girl dolls
  • Bitty Baby
  • American Girl magazine
  • American Girl Retail Stores
  • Books
  • e-books

They hope that their stories, characters, and more speak to girls everywhere, helping them become all that they can be.

About Lea Clark:

Lea is the 2016 Girl of the Year! She dives in to new adventures and explores what’s in her heart. The 18″ Lea doll has warm hazel eyes that open and close, and long, light-brown wavy hair with sun-kissed highlights. She has a huggable cloth body, and her moveable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl.

Lea Clark is ten years old and ready to explore the whole world, just like her grandmother! She begins with a trip to Brazil. She really hopes to overcome her fear of swimming and dive in! She meets great friends along the way and experiences many adventures.

My Thoughts:

I have been completely impressed with this sweet doll. My girls love everything about all of their American Girl dolls, and let me tell you they have been wishing and hoping to add Lea Clark to their collection before the year is up. They love all of the amazing adventures that Lea Clark goes on. They have had a great time reading each of her books and pretending up even more adventures for them to go on. I can’t wait to see all the adventures that my girls will take with Lea Clark.


If you are interested in purchasing something in the Lea Clark line, head on over to American Girl and pick out exactly what you need.

Must have Playmat from Finn & Emma

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Finding the perfect items for when you have a baby is very important. I am very picky about letting my child play on the ground of other people’s houses. I always try to take a blanket or something with me so that my child won’t get all the yucky floor germs on them when we are at other places. The Playmat from Finn & Emma is an absolute must have.

About Finn & Emma:

At Finn & Emma, they live in the balance of stylish and sustainable, classic and contemporary, whimsical and sophisticated. Boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints, and heirloom quality construction are abundant.

Sustainability is bountiful too. Only the finest 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and all natural wood will do for your little munchkin, and they’ve got plenty. On top of that, their garments and accessories are produced in fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people, women especially, working to provide for their families in a safe and fair environment.

They love style as much as they love sustainability, and in the land of Finn & Emma, there’s no reason to choose between the two.

About the PlayMat:

This wonderful playmat is not only the perfect match to the Play Gym, but also a great entertainment by itself when attaching toys to the loops of the mat. The play mat is made from super soft organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. The light padding makes it also a perfect changing mat or stroller liner as well.

  • 100% G.O.T.S. certified
  • Eco-friendly and non-toxic dyes
  • Loops to attach play gym toys
  • Machine Washable
  • Size: 23″x34″

My Thoughts:

Love!  I absolutely love this amazing product. My daughter loves it as well 🙂  I have used it a great deal at home, but now that she is a little older we seem to be more on the go than we used to be. I now keep this wonderful playmat in the car so that I have it at my hands no matter where we are at. I love that it is padded so that no matter what surface we are on, I know that it is still soft for her. I also happen to be the mother of a spitter 🙂  and I love that I can toss it in the washing machine when I get home and have it ready to go the next time that I need it.


If you are interested in purchasing this awesome Playmat, head on over to Finn & Emma and get one for that sweet baby in your life.


North Pole Kids Club

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The magic of Christmas time is very fun for the majority of people. It gets even more exciting when you have children. The North Pole Kids’ Club does nothing but get your family even more excited for the magic of the Christmas Season.

About North Pole Kids Club:

Since Santa is especially busy during the holiday season, the North Pole Kids’ Club is brought to you by Cooper’s Corner, a magic workshop just outside of Denver, Colorado. They create fun and festive products that promote family togetherness and the spirit of Christmas.

Colleen Nutter, Chief Operating Elf, of the North Pole Kids’ Club has direct orders from Santa Claus to certify as many Junior Elves as possible. For kids that want to stay off the naughty list, enlisting in the North Pole Kids’ Club secures a spot on Santa’s nice list. That’s because youngesters 4-years-old and up become Junior Elves by being polite, helpful and merry. It all starts with the Official Elf Kit.


About the Official Elf Kit:

The Official Elf Kit (Single Pack), from the North Pole Kids’ Club is a Christmas activity kit containing everything a kid needs to help out Santa, become a certified junior elf, and make a merrier Christmas!

Each kit includes:

  • Cozy elf hat with North Pole Kids’ Club insignia in green or pink
  • Magical key that helps Santa visit
  • Letter from Santa
  • 64-page Official Handbook, with an illustrated story explaining how the North Pole Kids’ Club began
  • 16-page elf activity book to write and color in
  • Official elf certificate
  • North Pole Kids’ Club membership card

Ages 4+



My Thoughts:

How wonderful and exciting. My girls were so very excited to become official elves. They loved getting their own neat little package with all the goodies that it entailed. They have had a great deal of fun looking through and reading the Official Handbook. They also greatly enjoyed the activity book. I think that this is a great company and product to take your holiday season to the next level. It is a great way to get your children even more involved in this special time of the year.


If you are interested in purchasing a single or double Kit, head on over to the website and get one headed your way right away.

Don’t forget to use this awesome discount code “BLOG20”, which gives 20% off your order at checkout on the company’s website and expiresDecember 5, 2016.

Must Have Swaddle Me WrapSack

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Finding the perfect way to get your little one to sleep through the night is very important. I have had amazing luck using the SwaddleMe blankets with all 3 of my girls.

About Swaddle Me:

SwaddleMe knows that when your baby sleeps better, you sleep better, allowing everyone to enjoy the magical experience that is getting to know the newest member of your family. Their complete line of sleep products has been expertly designed and tested to keep babies snug, safe, and comfy every night throughout their first year. Safe Sleep. Brighter Days.

Why Swaddle?

  • It soothes babies by mimicking the familiar snugness from the womb.
  • It teaches babies to sleep through the night without startling themselves.
  • Helps reduce loose bedding in the crib and helps keep babies sleeping safely on their backs.


About the LoveSack/WrapSack:

The SwaddleMe WrapSack can be worn with babies arms in or out, making it perfect for babies who can roll but still need the security of a swaddle. The LoveSack/WrapSack has been designed and tested to keep babies snug, safe, and comfy every night throughout their first year.


My Thoughts:

I absolutely love the entire line of SwaddleMe Blankets. I have used them with all three of my girls and they have slept through the night within days of being home from the hospital. I firmly believe in the swaddle (even when your baby is fighting you), and think that it helps babies feel more comfortable. We have already transitioned her out of the arms wrapped swaddle, but it is still too cold to not have something on her other than just her pajamas. I love this LoveSack/WrapSack. It is perfect for our daughter and I know that she loves it as she gets cozy as soon as we put her in it.



If you are interested in purchasing this Swaddle or any other from SwaddleMe, head on over to their website and get one or two ordered. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Must Have Baby Items from Balboa Baby

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I am one of those people that loves to find neat baby products to use. I must admit that when I found Balboa Baby, I was incredibly excited. They had amazing practical products that were adorable and at an affordable price.

About Balboa Baby:

Shirley Pepys, founder of Noel Joanna Inc. (NoJo) and her son Noel Pepys have teamed up with Dr. William Sears, best known as “America’s Pediatrician,” to create fashionable and functional products to make life simpler for parents and better for babies. Balboa Baby designs contemporary, unique products using luxurious fabrics and distinctive prints. They  will continue to find innovative ways to make parents’ lives easier, their babies happier and to give them both opportunities to bond and experience life together.

About the Carseat Canopy:


This amazing Carseat Canopy has some awesome features:

  • Reversible design in two unique prints, easy to reverse.
  • Velcro tab closures for a universal fit.
  • Can also be used as a colorful playmat or blanket.
  • Measures 42″ height x 31″ width.
  • Keeps the sun out & protects from the elements.
  • Machine Washable.

About the Nursing Cover:


  • Structured reinforced neckline holds fabric away from mom, permitting easy eye contact.
  • Developed, tested, and recommended by America’s Pediatrician” Dr. William Sears.
  • Generously sized to give nursing mothers full coverage while providing baby room to move.
  • Contoured design with fashionable details and convenient pocket.
  • Can also be used as a stroller cover.
  • Measures 26″ height x 46″width
  • Machine Washable

My Thoughts:

I am absolutely in love with each of these amazing products. The carseat canopy has came in handy since day one. When she was first born it was incredibly bright for her to be out in that sun and we also live in the Kansas Wind. It was completely necessary for me to have a product that would cover the carseat well!  The nursing cover comes in handy anytime that we have company and she is hungry as well as when we are out and about and she is ready to eat.

Baby Registry WishList from The Baby Cubby


With just recently having a baby, it is nice to be able to find a site where you can find all the items that you absolutely love and need for your baby right in one spot. I have created a Baby Registry Wishlist to show all the items that I am interested in or would like for my baby.

About The Baby Cubby:

The Mission of Baby Cubby is to create innovative, convenient, and fun shopping experiences for parents. Remember when you were a child and you had that special place wher eyou put all of your favorite things? That was your cubby. They realize now that we are parents, our life is our cubby. We all have limited time, money, and health. They woudln’t dare put something they didn’t love into their “cubby” as a child, why should being an adult be any different? At The Baby Cubby they spend hundreds of hours researching to find the best products so you can spend your time on the things that are really important in life, like your new baby.

What makes The Baby Cubby Different from other Baby Stores you’ve shopped at?

  • Drive Up Ordering- Stay in your car.
  • Researched “Cubby Pick” products
  • In-store iPads: Research to your hearts content
  • “Smart” Price Tags
  • Couch & Play area: Shop a little more relaxed.
  • Local Pop Up Vendors
  • For Mom Cubby
  • What’s Hot Cubby

About My Must Have Items:

Getting on the website and creating my registry was incredibly easy for me to do. I was able to navigate through the site and make a list of many of the amazing products that I have done my research about and know that will be perfect for my baby. I really like that The Baby Cubby only sells the best of the best. They have people that are assigned to doing research and helping their company to only have the absolute best.

Here are a few items that I found and have placed on my registry:

Here is a link to my registry if you want to see what I feel are the best of the best out there for your baby :).

Must Have Eco-Tableware for Tots from Brinware

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With little ones, it’s always important to find items that you absolutely love. It is also incredibly important for me to find things that are safe for my children. I as so excited to find Brinware Eco-Tableware products for my children to use.

About Brinware:

Brinware is dedicated to making the safest, cutest, most responsibly created children’s tableware – ever! Brinware is what happens when you combine the care and concern of a parent with the creativity and passion of an artist – vibrant tableware that is a feast for young eyes and addresses the growing demand for safe alternatives to plastic. Brinware achieves this by using only two simple materials:Glass and Silicone. Brinware’s durable dishware is created from tempered glass for strength, purity and safety. Each piece is then paired with a colorful, removable, patented, silicone sleeve that offers slip and break resistance for an even more durable combination. The silicone sleeve removes easily allowing you to mix and match your colors and to pop all the pieces in the dishwasher for easy, thorough cleaning. A great alternative to plastic patio dishware too!


About the Products:

Placemat SetsBrinware Placements are made of food grade silicone and are a great addition to the Brinware Plate set. Each placement is easy to clean, won’t retain odors, and easily rolls up to take on the go with you. The set holds 2 placemats that can go in the dishwasher to clean up.

2-Pack Plate SetsThese are contructed from tempered glass with a silicone cover to provide an extra-durable layer of protection and slip resistance, these BPA-and phthalate-free dishes offer an alternative to plastic plates. Tempered glass dish measures 7.5″ and comes with removable silicone cover. Both are microwave and dishwasher safe.


Catch-All Silicone BibEating time can definitely be made cleaner and easier with these great deep-pocketed bibs. They are made of 100% food-grade silicone. These bibs wipe clean and can even go in the dishwasher. There is a great adjustable neck that makes it easy to find the perfect fit. The bib also rolls up easily to travel with.

Multi-Purpose Containers: These amazing food storage containers are made of borosilicate glass and FDA approved silicone. The cute cut out patterns in the silicone allows anyone the ability to see through the glass and what is awaiting inside! The silicone is slip resistant and grips to surfaces. These are great for sandwiches, snacks and more.


My Thoughts:

These girls are absolutely in love with their new products from Brinware. They love the placemats and taking turns with the letter one and the alphabet one. They love also taking turns with their new favorite plates. We have our nice good dishes that I find myself not wanting to let the girls eat on because I don’t want them to accidentally drop them on the floor so I have found them occasionally eating on plastic plates and then I always find myself worrying about if its BPA-and phthalate-free. I love these dishes they are safe for my babies to eat off of as well, and not to mention adorable as well :). I know that with my 3 month old youngest, we are going to get even more use out of these dishes than any other children dishes I own.


If you are interested in purchasing any of the wonderful products from Brinware, head on over to their website and pick out the items for your little loved one!

**You can also head on over to Target and purchase these amazing products form their website**

If you use the code BRINWARE20 you will save 20% at checkout, now through 10/1.

Tiny Love On-The-Go Essentials for Baby

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With a 3 children finding ways to keep all of them content is incredibly important. Tiny Love is absolutely amazing about creating every product that you could possibly use to be able to keep your baby and toddler happy and content.

About Tiny Love:

Tiny Love is a multiple award-winning global toy and baby products’ company that puts special emphasis on the issue of baby’s development. Ever since the company was founded in 1991, their goal has been to create products that would support baby’s development from birth and offer smart solutions to parents’ genuine needs. Today, their products are available in more than 50 countries worldwide, helping babies and parents enjoy quality moments together and individually.


About Spin ‘n’ Kick Discovery Arch:

This is the only stroller arch on the market with stimulating activities for both hands and feet. Filled with fun features such as a 7-page crinkly peek-a-boo book and puppy rattle, this arch will never leave baby bored while on-the-go. The arch easily attaches to strollers and baby carriers for simple, portable fun – perfect for travel. 20160829_094204

  • Reinforces self-discovery and cognitive development with a wide selection of fun features and toys.
  • Uniquely designed with stimulating activities for babies hands and feet. For extra interest, you can swap between the arches – changing between the hand and feet activities.
  • Arch easily attaches to strollers and baby carriers and angles towards baby for perfect positioning.
  • Designed with contrasting colors that stimulate baby.


About Crinkly Raccoon:

This is the perfect light-weight clip toy to take along with baby everywhere! The adorable, doble-sided peek-a-boo toy unfolds for baby to explore basic patterns and stimulate senses, and the crinkly texture assists in developing fine motor skills.

  • Cute light-weight clip-toy that is perfect as a take-along
  • Double-sided peek-a-boo toy with black and white images
  • Adorable all-smiles expression and basic patterns designed especially for young babies
  • Crinkly, textured body helps stimulate tactile senses and develop fine motor skills


My Thoughts:

I have been incredibly impressed with both of these amazing products. My daughter loves playing with the Crinkly Raccoon both on her carseat and even more fun when she is laying on her tummy time mate. She loves to stare at the wonderful pictures on the bottom of the raccoon as well as to look at his sweet face.

The Discovery Arch is absolutely amazing. I have been so excited to give this a try. My daughter is a little young to play much, but she sure has enjoyed looking at the new toys and seeing all that she will soon have right at her fingertips. We are on the go a lot so I love that I can use the discovery arch in the stroller as well as the carseat. I love the easy portability of this awesome product.

Tiny Love truly is the creator of the majority of my must have baby products. As I look around the house I can’t count how many items I have from Tiny Love on my hands. These toys, just like all the other Tiny Love products are not going to disappoint you in anyway. They are products that you and your baby are going to love together!


If you are interested in purchasing either of these items or seeing any of the other wonderful products that Tiny Love has to offer, head on over to their website.