Monday, October 29, 2012

A short break

Oh give me patience when wee hands tug at me
with their small demands.

And give me gentle
and smiling eyes.

Keep my lips
from hasty replies.

And let not weariness, confusion or noise obscure my vision of life’s
fleeting joys.

So when, in years to come, my house is still,
no bitter memories its rooms may fill

Author Unknown

Friday, October 26, 2012

Rumparooz–A Mama’s Emporium Review


 I like cloth diapers, I like the money it saves, I like how it’s good for the environment, I like how cute my son’s fluffy little butt looks in them, even if it means he can’t wear overalls in the proper size because they all unsnap between the legs. However, I was at a point where I didn’t care about cloth diapering. They diapers were all blurring together, I was getting frustrated because a change in detergent combined with a new HE washer was causing an ammonia problem (but that’s a story for another post) but then it happened- I won a giveaway.
I am a member of “Mama's Emporium Market Research Group”  and a fan of her Facebook Page, and I will be honest, I don’t remember which was giving away the diaper, but I do remember I won it. (PS check out her website here- this is an affiliate link)
It arrived and it was cute, I got to choose the adorable grey color, (a color that was missing from my amazing stash) and I loved it. The diaper went into my stash, and I didn’t think about it much. It entered rotation, and we used it problem free, and to be honest, when I reached for it, it was because of the color.
This is where it gets good. One day a mama on one of my cloth diapering groups asked if anyone had tried Rumparooz and what we thought about them. I quickly wrote her back what I thought to be the truth off the top of my head. I told her they were a decent diaper, they did their job, but they didn’t stand out. After thinking about it for a minute I realized I was wrong (make note, that doesn’t happen often.) I quickly wrote her back with a list of things I love about the diaper! I will now tell you these things:
The PUL is very high quality, it seems a bit thicker than other PUL we have used.
The way it fits is very nice, the inserts aren’t too bulky.
It comes with a regular insert, and a newborn/doubler insert.
It has a great fit, and I can see these diapers being used from birth to potty training.
My favorite feature however has to be the double gussets.  These things are amazing, and no other diaper comes close to something this great. What goes in the diaper, stays in the diaper. It’s like a castle fortress- or the opposite cause you know nothing gets out.
I got the snap closure because I am lazy and never remember to close the laundry tabs, and neither does my husband. I really like the snaps. Very sturdy. Honestly, with the Rumparooz  high quality diaper, fun colors and prints, I think I have found a new favorite diaper!
So if you are looking for a high quality, diaper that will last, go to mama’s emporium and buy one! Every order comes with great samples, and fantastic service! Right now Mama has a great raffle going on, I have already won more prizes I can’t wait to review for Mama! So make sure to grab some tickets, or a grab bag that comes with a ticket (my grab bag had a lanolin sample that I suggested I might like.)
There was no compensation provided for this review, I won the diaper and decided to write it. This article does however contain an affiliate link.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Fashionista Is Here!

Fall Fashionista

The time has come, after all of the pomp and circumstance-- WELCOME TO THE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the semi-annual Fashionista Events, ALL FASHION, ONLY FASHION, Giveaway Event. This is the Largest Fashion giveaway event on the internet, with 115+ blogs offering over $20,000 in prizes, hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic, with co-host K Squared Glamour.

The Grand Prize for the Event is a $1200 (retail) Louis Vuitton Red Leather epi speedy 25 via Bella Bag (bella bag price $795) WORLDWIDE!. For every giveaway in the FALL Fashionista Event that an entrant enters, they gain one entry toward the Louis Vuitton Bag. Enter Here!

 The Feisty Monkey's first giveaway Sponsor is Cleava, with a great prize package worth $129.80

Cleava will be giving away these great products: Two Original Classic tops in Copper Beige, and Light Pink, a Lady Lace Corso in Black on white and a Black Lace Edge Fina in Aqua Blue (this is the product I received and I love it!)


Following Cleava on Twitter, Pinterest  and Facebook and enrolling at Cleava's website Stay InformedEnrollment has its perks. Receive the ultimate exclusive inside information and deals. They send out information on new colors and styles, news releases and sale announcements. 

These would make a great gift for that lady that has everything! 

Check out the review of my Cleava HERE!

Don't forget,
Michelle De Sousa, the inventor of Cleava is so confident that you're going to love your Cleava that she is offering FREE SHIPPING on any orders over $50.00. You also have  The 30 Day Guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your Cleava you can return it within 30 days. You got nothing to lose click here to order or call 1-888-692-5328." All other order can get free shipping for the next two weeks using the code FSFM!


We also  are lucky enough to have Mama's Emporium as our second place sponsor. You may remember my review HERE. Well, if you have checked out Mama's Page you will know that she also carries great accessories for Mama's and Babies! Mama is providing us with a $30 gift certificate to spend in her store! You can use it towards whatever you like, however, I suggest one of these great items!
Polished Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

Teething Bling
Jellystone Organic Bangles
And more super cute fluff!

Mama's Emporium is personally my favorite place to get baby items online. Every package I order from there always comes with great samples, and the Mama's Emporium Market Research Facebook group makes sure that her customers get what they are looking for. It's very nice.


Cleva Review- Gearing up for the Fashionista Giveaway!

Ladies, I am happy to announce my sponsor for the Fashionista events giveaway!
So, the Cleava is a handy little triangle of fabric that you snap to your bra in order to cover up some cleavage when you need it. I got mine in the mail and I tried it on right away, I honestly didn’t even read the directions, it’s that simple. However, here is their diagram if you need it.
Hang Tag Back 3-04-2010 copy

I was impressed with the quality of the materials, the cami section is silky and sturdy, the snaps are put on well, and the lace is attached nicely. I don’t have any fear of it falling apart.
I also like that it is adjustable, there are different snap settings depending on where you need the size to be. It is also handy for breastfeeding! You can even leave it on with a nursing bra to help keep the ladies covered when pulling down your shirt. It’s a great way to make the same top go from mommy group to date night, or work to ladies night out. It is also going to be nice for covering cleavage without the bulkiness or heat of adding extra layers!
This is what mine looks like:

So leave me a comment here, telling me which Cleava  product you would like! And look out because 10/11/12 I am giving away one 4 pack of these to one lucky winner!If you don't want to wait to see if you've won, Cleava is offering FREE SHIPPING to anyone who purchases! Use the code FSFM

So go ahead, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and check them out on Pinterest!