Monday, 13 June 2011

Our winner is......

Using to draw a number our winner is.....

#44. C.Leclerc81 with the comment entry!!

Please send me an email to with your coordinates!

Baby Kneez Giveaway!

Here are your  numbers:

  1. Jennifer Comerford
  2. Chrissie
  3. Funky kat
  4. c.leclerc81
  5. Judy Dickson
  6. Melissa McHugh
  7. amandaruck1015
  8. tashawilliamson
  9. Srooney
  11. jade williamson
  12. shaunmcaff
  13. Rander Tander
  14. Naomi Oderkirk
  15. tanyab79
  16. Melissa
  17. Tania
  18. Andrea Grant
  19. Corina
  20. Kirsten Hume
  21. rlegresley
  22. breej23
  23. Randi Thertell
  24. Mrs.Shopper
  25. Jaime
  26. downtimeformomma
  27. Makeup.Mama
  28. Beatriz Bailey
  29. Jasmine
  30. Diana
  31. aleclerc
  32. cindyrobertson77
  33. Heather Hofer
  34. Carrie
  35. shaydon
  36. Jennifer Sample
  37. flower_child_23
  38. only.echos
  39. S.S
  40. Katie Despaties
  41. Patricia Carvajal
  42. crankybear5
  43. Tina McNulty
  44. c.leclerc81 (comment entry)
  45. KristinG
  46. wiserwithwords
  47. Crystal
  48. Jessica
  49. Nikki
  50. bellini_sandra
  51. Christine M Drumb
  52. Heidi Coones
  53. Christy Douglas
  54. Alanna Rand

Good Luck!!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Product Review: Baby Kneez

Baby Kneez are designed to protect your child's knees from bruises and scrapes while crawling or playing. They are soft and comfortable and are made to wear over bare skin. You can basically wear them all day and one size will fit up to 4 years old. They are machine washable and are a must have for crawlers! My problem with P is that he is very tall and although there are all kinds of pants out there with padded knees, the ones that would fit him at the waist would not allow the pads to be at his knees because of his height.
With these pads though I can place them where I need them and the great elastic at the top and bottom allow them to stay put.

We have all hardwood in our house except for the basement so when he is crawling around I find it very hard on his knees...just try crawling around for 5 minutes on hardwood...then imagine doing it all day? His knees were full of bruises. These pads are great and he doesnt mind wearing them at all. I can imagine that if you have carpet it can also prevent a lot of carpet burn!

The only downside to these is that if you do not have air conditioning these things can get hot! As you can imagine made of cotton and padding they are quite thick. Thankfully we do have AC so its not a problem for us but its something to think about if you are considering buying a pair. But since these are a one size fits til 4 years old you can still get a lot of use out of them.

They are manufactured entirely in Canada which I love and come in a few different colors!

And because my readers are so wonderful I will be having a giveaway for a pair of these great contraptions!!  All you have to do to enter is be a follower and you may earn an extra entry if you comment below with a post topic request or product review request. Dont forget as always a follower who gets a new reader follow the blog gets an extra entry! Dont forget the new follower has to comment below saying who referred them! The giveaway will take place Monday! Good luck!

30 days til' 30....

Yup....the time has come....the dreaded 30th birthday is a mere 30 days away....Am I not just yet...My 25th was hard...I felt like it was officially waving goodbye to my youth and now officially being tagged a grown up....And now with my 30's just around the bend I am waving goodbye to my pregnancy years ( my cutoff was 30), my 20's, and am now officially on the downward slope to my 40's...
I have to say though that thankfully my hubby is 5 years older then me so I get to watch him go through it all first..hahaha. But seriously with age comes wisdom and experience right? We always say if I knew then what I know now things would be so different! But would they? Of everything I have seen and done in the last 29 years of my life would I really want to change any of it? Not sure? Would I have waited to get that really expensive purse when it came on sale for half the price the month after? But I dont think I would change anything major? With every obstacle came a lesson learnt or a new experience... Sometimes we just have to be happy and know that everything we go through in life is a path that we were supposed to follow and was an experience to make us grow into better and wiser people.

In my 29 years I have 2 healthy children to be grateful for and a 10 year relationship with my best friend who is now the entire other half of me. I have 2 sisters and a brother in law who support me 100% in anything I do. Awesome family in Ontario, who even if I only see them every couple of years, I think about you guys all the time.And I have a great network of friends...even if some of you I haven't seen in person in the past 10 years...(my network of Facebook homies!!) There is just so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to!

So all of you readers who have a 30th coming up and all of you readers who have already passed that milestone, always remember you are only as old as you feel and always be grateful for each day!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Review: Aden + Anais Dream Blanket

I have had this dream blanket for about 3 months now and I have to say I LOVE it! P loves it too and I am seriously considering getting one for Nikki even though she is 12! This blanket is the most cuddly blanket ever, it is made of  muslin cloth so it breathes well and is never too hot. P sleeps with his every night and he just loves it! It washes well and keeps its shape nicely. It comes in lots of fun patterns and colors and its a great size that you will be able to use from infant to toddler and even beyond and its one of my new top 10 Baby gifts!

This is the pattern I have..but I really love them all!!

A walk in progress..

So here we are and P will be 13 months old tomorrow. I cannot believe this past year has gone this quickly...he is almost walking on his own and it amazes me every single day how much progress he has made since I held him in my arms for the first time.He still needs my hand to sort of give him some confidence, but every now and then he lets go and takes a few steps...the down side I guess you could say is that there is no more just staying in my arms...he ALWAYS wants to get down and walk! We were at Zellers today to do some quick errands and all he wanted was to get down and walk...and WOW quick errands turn into not so quick errands when you are "walking" with a 13 month old. Although I have to say it was super cute and all the shoppers smiled as we it was well worth it! He also took a great nap when we got home...BONUS!

I wanted to share a topic with you guys, because I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who feels this way from time to time:  There are days when I feel that I dont see the time pass.. my days are really routine and I tend to pretty much do the same things at the same times every single day...I feel like I look at the clock when I get up and its 7:30 am and then I look at the clock again and its 10 pm....I go to bed some nights and think that I really have to start to take the time to fully enjoy every minute of my kids. They dont stay young forever and I have to sometimes just ignore the chores and get down on the floor and play! The kids will not remember that pile of laundry but they will remember how many memories we made sitting around and having fun!
Of course its one thing to think that way and another thing to actually do it...the perfectionist in me wants everything to sparkle and be done but the mom in me feels that I am losing precious time with my kids!

 So from now on I will try my best to enjoy the precious moments and not sweat the small stuff...

Do you guys have any suggestions of some fun things we can do? Keep in mind that I do not drive and my kids are 11 years apart!