Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bluum Box!

I recently found out about a new company called Bluum. It's a subscription site that sends a box of goodies to your door every month! They find the fun new products for moms and babies, get great samples of them and then ship them to you! For as little as $9/month, you can get in on this too! Who doesn't love getting a pretty little package in the mail? 

I signed up last month for a three month subscription. I got my first box this week and wanted to share it with you! 

So when you get your adorable box, you open it up to find a menu inside:

This tells you what all is in your box this month.

On to the goods! First, there's a great sample size of Apothederm Stretch Mark Cream. Fantastic for those of us who got a few more than we'd like to admit. Next there's a FULL SIZE Episencial Soothing Cream. Looks like something I will definitely be using!

Then there's this fun bib. The Drooly Bib. It's waterproof on the inside, but is sandwiched in between two layers of super soft fabric. I have a teething baby, so this couldn't have come at a better time! 

I LOVE this next item! A Snack Happened reusable snack bag from Itzy Ritzy. Little Man isn't eating solids yet, but I always have a bag of trail mix or something for me in the diaper bag. Mama's have to eat too :) Isn't the fabric adorable? Too cute! 

And there's a sample of a Bamboo baby wipe from Bumboosa. They're a great, eco-friendly company that plants trees for the purchases you make. They also added a cute little piggie magnet for baby :) 

I think the Bluum team did an incredible job with this box. I am so excited to get next months! Get over to and check it out!

One of Those Days

It has been one of those days. The ones where you have to reheat your coffee at least 5 times. The ones when a million things need to be done, but someone is requiring your undivided attention. The ones where you you'd like to eat breakfast... or lunch... but don't have a free hand to grab something. The ones when you may or may not still be in your pajamas at 1pm.

Yes. It's been one of those days. But then I see this adorable face and I may as well have just gotten out of bed; started the whole day over. Everything is just as it should be.

                                                                I love my Little Man.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Skip Hop Versa Review

I am SO excited! I have been drooling over this diaper bag for months, but could never bring myself to spend the *cough*$80(!)*cough* on a diaper bag. I mean, come on, how much are you really going to use it?! Well, after 4+ months of never getting to carry my favorite purse (sigh), plus the fact that this is my first baby (we hope to have a few more!), I realized that I may not be able to carry a purse for quite some time. I searched and researched for so long trying to find a diaper bag that didn't look so much like one. I wanted to find one that looked more purse-like. So armed with my 20% off Babies R' Us coupon, I took the plunge.

I must admit, when it comes to bigger purchases, I'm a sucker for pictures. I want to see every inch, every detail of the product that I could be buying. And while I researched this bag a lot, I didn't find any picture reviews that showed exactly what this baby could handle. And as a cloth diapering mama, I need to know that my diaper bag has some space! So here's the best picture review I could muster up for you:

This is the Skip Hop Versa in Cream Links. Let me just say how pretty the outside is! I love the pattern and the fact that it's modern and grown up. A lot of times I love the fun patterns on diaper bags, but let's face it, they still look like diaper bags.

The Versa has this fantastic feature where the middle of the bag unzips to reveal this bold orange fabric that expands and gives you 20% more storage! Gotta love more storage.

This is the inside of the bag once it's all packed up. It may not look like much is in there right now, but just wait.

I LOVE that this bag comes with a changing pad that has it's own zippered pocket. I hated trying to shove my old changing pad into a pocket that it never seemed to fit into.

It also has this great little zipper pocket in the front for pacifiers/cell phones.

And those cute little straps on the side? Not just for looks! They hook onto themselves so they're able to slide onto stroller handles. 

 Ok. So here's what all is in the bag:
   ~ 2 Cloth diapers/Wet bag 
   ~ Baby toy
   ~ Muslin Blanket
   ~ Burp Cloth
   ~ Change of clothes & socks
   ~ A stack of cloth wipes
   ~ Bottle
   ~ Formula Dispenser
   ~ First Aid Kit 
   ~ Wallet
   ~ Reusable shopping bag
   ~ Mom stuff (makeup/mints/etc.)

I might add that all of that fit while it was still zipped! So after unzipping the center for more storage, I could easily fit another 2-3 cloth diapers. (I take 2 for errands, 4-5 for a whole day out)

All in all, I think this is a great bag! I love that it has so much room for storage even though it doesn't look that big from the outside. I love the pattern of the fabric, the fact that it's waterproof AND it's made of eco friendly materials! I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a cute, stylish diaper bag.


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