Sunday, October 30, 2016

Live Infinitely Double Camping Hammock

Alright, so I think this is my absolute favorite product right now. It is pure bliss. I wish I had two trees in my yard so that I could enjoy it anytime I wanted. Instead, I can take it to the park, the beach, camping, or hiking.

It is really easy to set up and take down. It doesn't require any tools or special skills. I mean heck, I can do it. Once you figure out what you're doing you can have it set up in less than 5 minutes. That's pretty impressive.

This package is awesome because it comes with the tree straps, a carrying case, carabiners and the hammock. And it isn't expensive at all. I never bought one of these before because I assumed it would break my bank, but nearly anyone can afford it. That's pretty impressive because the ones that come with a stand are out of my price range. And I can't take them on vacation with me like I can with this one.

Just because it's affordable doesn't mean it's cheap though. This hammock is actually great quality! The stitching was great and the material was as strong as I had hoped. I haven't tested to see if it can hold 450 lbs, but I know that it can at least hold 185 lbs (me and my two daughters). I'll try it out with a couple of more people and let you know if we tear it to shreds. I doubt that we will though because it's pretty tough. I haven't tried it with an animal, but I'd be careful with a dog or cat. I don't think they could put it a hole in it, but I'd use my best judgement with their nails. But it is huge, so there is definitely plenty of room to share it with a friend or canine.

I haven't had a need to wash mine yet, but you're supposed to be able to throw it in the washing machine. And the color isn't supposed to fade. Which is great because the color is beautiful!

I have used a couple of other Live Infinitely products and I have been greatly impressed with their products. You can find their collection on Amazon.

I love how light it is because I can take it hiking and it doesn't add too much weight to my pack since I already have to carry a 25 lb child up the mountain.

I apologize that I don't have any unique photos on this post yet. My phone stopped working and I can't access the pictures on it. I know I know... I should have had everything backed up. You have no idea how many reports, essays, and projects I have lost over my educational years. And yet, I still have not learned. As soon as I can I will either load the pics once I get them or go take new ones so you can see it in use. Until then, just enjoy these. (P.s They are all from the Live Infinitely Amazon page. They are not my own.)

You can find it on Amazon HERE.

I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest trial and review. These are my own opinions and experiences.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Vintage Leaf Wide Elastic Stretch Waist Belt

I am drawn to all things natural. I love neutrals and deep greens. I love leaves, feathers, and stones. A shady spot on a lush patch of grass where I can stare at the flowers is serenity. Maybe it's because of my horoscope? Maybe it's because were are made from the Earth? Maybe it's because nature was made for man? Whatever it is, I love it.

That is why I instantly fell in love with this belt. I knew from the second that I laid eyes on it that I had to have it. Once it arrived in the mail and I saw it in person I was head over heels.

It is the perfect elastic belt. It can be paired with so many different outfits. It takes most of my wardrobe and dresses it up. I chose black because I knew I would need something that would match a ton of different days.

It doesn't snag my shirts. It doesn't come undone while I'm walking around. It doesn't lose its elasticity. It doesn't roll. It fits just like the size chart said it should. It is very well made and you will see me wearing it over and over.

You can find it on Amazon HERE.

I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest trial and review. These are my personal thoughts and opinions. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

O-sip! Silicone Sippy Lids

These are one of the most ingenious creations for toddlers.
Sometimes your child wants their Christmas cup and red Kool-Aid at the same time. And if you have carpet in your house or cute clothes then you know the nightmare that ensues.

The O-sip! Silicone Sippy Lids turn nearly any cup into a sippy cup!
(Can you hear the sigh of relief from moms all over the world?)

How about this one:
Have you ever gone to a restaurant or diner with a toddler and they don't have lids for their cups?! I have. It usually ends with water all over somebody's dish and lap. Even worse is when you go to a restaurant and you forget to take a sippy cup for your one year old. That's a battle over a straw for 3/4 of the meal and then water all over two laps and your food.

As long as you keep an O-sip! lid in the diaper bag then you never have to worry about a situation like that again. Phew!

Any cup with an opening between 2.5 - 3.75 inches will work with these lids. They just won't work with mugs that have handles that go all the way to the brim of the cup.

Did I mention how easy they are to clean? You can toss them in the dishwasher or you can wash them by hand. If something gets stuck in the stem then you can flip it inside out and give it a quick scrub and poof! you're done.

And they're not bad to store either since the sleeve can collapse into itself and then you can stack them.

If you're always getting cups confused between kids because you're one of the lucky households that has a cupboard full of matching dishes then this solves your problem as well. Each pack comes with three different colored lids. As long as you use a different color for each cup then the kids can tell whose cup belongs to whom.

They are also very simple to attach to the cup and remove. If you are super clumsy dealing with a very full cup then you could end up with a little mess, but that's okay when you imagine all of the messes that could have happened if you didn't have these lids.

The only downfall to these lids is my kids. They have a fascination with sticking their fingers into any hole they can fit them in. The silicone does stretch and bounce back into place, but I have a feeling that after a lot of use my kids will end up either tearing these or stretching them out so bad that they do leak. They have done that to nearly all of our sippy cups that have soft lids though.

Anyways, I do like this product and I do recommend it.
Check them out on Amazon, HERE

I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest trial and review. 
Some of these pictures are borrowed from their Amazon page. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Berlando Diaper Bag

If you have children then you know of the Mommy Essentials is a diaper bag. I don't know how people survive without one. I wear mine out. With each child I have had to get a new bag because after a year or two of lugging it around EVERYWHERE it is trashed.

That's because it gets used for everything. It's used for meal times, nap times, play time, vacations, church, shopping, visiting, exercising, and for most potty times. My socks don't even get that much use.

That's why you need something that will last. Something that will hold up when your toddler is tearing everything apart. Something that makes motherhood easier, not more uncomfortable and stressful.

And it would help if it was cute because let's face it, the diaper bag becomes your purse. And I really don't want my fashion accessory to look like it's made from used diapers.

That's why I love the Berlando Diaper Bag. It is cute, easy to use, versatile, durable, gender-neutral, and can attach to your stroller. Pretty much everything I have bought (except for clothes) has been in the green and gray colors because I don't want to have to buy all new stuff if I end up having a boy.

The material is perfect for a diaper bag because it dries quickly if it gets soggy. It can be washed easily. It will hold up after being dropped, dragged, kicked, pulled, thrown, and swung. I can open it with one hand while it's on my shoulder, and I can even close it with one hand.

Plus, there are plenty of pockets. 
There is one huge pocket on the backside that is held shut with a magnetic button. 
There are also two drink pockets, one on each end. 
There is one long, adjustable, and removable shoulder that has a cushion.

There is also a permanent handle on the top for carrying the bag.

Under the front flap there are two pockets with magnetic button closures.

The entire front panel is also a zippered pocket. 
Inside there are two elastic pockets, two open pockets, and two drink holders.

There is plenty of storage in this bag. 

And it comes with an extremely soft, matching blanket. It is the perfect fabric for cuddling. It is the right size for car seats and strollers. It can be used for girls or boys. It is machine-washable and can be tumble-dried.

If you are looking for a gift for a baby shower then I definitely recommend this diaper bag. Any expectant mother would be grateful for such a necessary gift. And if you're shopping for yourself then you can't go wrong with it either.

You can find it on Amazon, HERE.

I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. These opinions are completely my own.