April 28, 2012
April 27, 2012
One of the nice things for me about planting a garden is that I can control what goes into our food. There are a large range of products available to use on your garden and with a little research you can find choices that will work well for your family.
Whitney Farms® is a company that provides organic soil and organic plant food. They have over twenty-five years of experience in healthy gardening and are an excelent choice for those wanting to try their hand at organic gardening.
Organic garden products are not only better for you to eat but they also help provide a measure of safety for your family as they interact with the garden. I love using organic plant food because it is safer for myself, my kids, and our pets as we work and play in the garden. It is a simple measure that is so much simpler than trying to keep the kids from putting their hands in their mouths as they learn to do tasks like pulling weeds and harvesting vegetables.
Head on over to try out Whitney Farms today with a $3 off coupon.
I have to say that I really like this organizer. Because or seats don't have pockets on the back this has solved a problem we didn't know we had. As you can see it usually has a water bottle, dog leash, some burp rags, and a pocket for small toys. The other pocket usually has a roll of toilet paper in it, since you never know when you might need a tissue.
This organizer is a simple black which looks great in my car. It is also holding up really well. I love that the fabric is slick so it is easy to wipe off when it gets mud, juice or anything else on it.
You can check out this and a bunch of other great travel products at TravelProducts.com.
April 26, 2012
My favorite thing about this moisturizing cream is that it does not leave my skin greasy. I have really enjoyed this with my legs because I don't feel like I have to choose between oily or dry. The Tropical Traditions Moisturizing Cream gives me carefully moisturized skin without the greasy look which I love!
Tropical Traditions is giving one Kerrific reader their very own jar of Moisturizing Cream. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
April 23, 2012
To help us solve this problem, Splendipity sent us an awesome car seat cover, along with a matching burp cloth and bib, to review. I really like this cover and am anxious to use it with Baby F. My favorite thing is that it has ventilation and a vision area so you can see your baby. This is especially great during hot summer months here in Idaho. I also like that it stays put in the wind thanks to it's secure attachment to the car seat. The hardest part for me is getting it on and off, which I'm sure will get better with practice. I should also note that there is a handy pocket in the front that is very nice for dropping your keys in while you put the car seat in the car (or take it out) so you don't drop them on the ground.
You can check out this awesome car seat cover, and lots of other fun items, over at Splendipity.
April 21, 2012
Emma bag in some beautiful colors. It is the first diaper bag I have had that has been both beautiful and function-able which I think is awesome! We've been using it for a while now and there has only been once that it was not big enough (we were going out of town and needed something to hold more than one change of clothes per kid) but other than that I have loved it!
If you're looking for an awesome bag, for diapers or otherwise, I highly recommend Maranda Lee!
April 17, 2012
This is why I am super excited to have a Juppy this time around! The Juppy works to help you keep your baby upright without having to bend over as far. So far it is working great. Aside from D being sick, he does well at standing up in the Juppy. He's still not quite stable enough on his own to move his feet but time will fix that.
I look forward to using the Juppy as we teach D to walk and save myself some back pain. Thanks Juppy for helping us moms do a little better!
This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a family to strives to care for themselves we like to keep a garden. Because we live in a cold(er) climate that means we are required to start our seeds indoors in small cups. This year we saved ourselves extra money by using cups made out of our old newspaper and Expand ‘n Gro™ potting soil.
Last week our little seeds poped their heads through the soil and this week they are looking more and more like little plants. We have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, herbs, pumpkins, peppers, and more. It is not only good for our diet to have these healthy foods readily available but it is also good for the kids to watch them grow.
There is something about planting a seed and watching it grow. Weeding. Watering. And gathering fruit. It makes kids more willing to try all these foods that are so good for them. It also encourages me, as mom, to find fun and new ways to prepare the foods so we do not waste our hard work.
We love planting a garden each spring. The results are so rewarding! What a wonderful way to teach your children to care for themselves and to help your family get the nutrients they need from fresh fruits and veggies. There are so many great ways you can garden and so many great tools to help you succeed.
April 16, 2012
April 14, 2012
We received a set with baby food trays and a cookbook to review. I really love the cookbook. It has so much useful information! It tells you what foods you should being introducing when, and what spices you can add to keep life interesting. It also tells you how to recognize the fresh fruits and veggies at the store, how long it keeps once it's home, and how long you can store it once it is frozen. This is so helpful! There are lots of fruits I don't buy just because I don't know how to tell if they are good that my kids haven't been introduced and now I can change that.
The trays are also awesome. We haven't used them for baby food yet but we did make some frozen fruit/yogurt the other day and they did an awesome job. I love that they have lids for baby food because often my freezer is not as clean as I would like it to be and it helps with the stacking issue.
You should check for Fresh Baby at your local stores (they may also be available through your local WIC office) and head over to win during Oh Baby Baby.
We'll start with the downfalls. The only thing I really didn't like about this diaper is that it took FOREVER to dry. That is compared to other diapers it took an extra 2-4 hours to hang dry. This is not a big deal you just have to plan for it and I tend to have a bad habit of waiting until the very last minute to wash so I need my diapers asap.
Other than that this was/is a wonderful diaper! The size is good (we received the small) and D grew out of it right at that 19-20 lbs mark. We are especially excited that this diaper starts at 6 lbs because that is a big baby for us and we can never find cloth diapers small enough for our newborns. I also really like the colors. They aren't fancy but they are good strong colors and I don't have to worry about boy/girl problems.
OsoCozy is a great diaper and I look forward to a long life of this diaper. Make sure you visit them and head over to win your own diaper during Oh Baby Baby!
I didn't get to use this very long between babies but there are some things that I really like. The first thing is that the DVD comes with a fitness band and this is the only thing you need to complete your workout. I also like that the workout combines stretching and strengthening to give you the most for the time you spend.
Overall I think this is a great DVD for a mom just getting back after a new baby and I'm super excited to be offering it as part of our Oh Baby Baby prize pack.
April 13, 2012
Although I have not had time to read all six books I have been pleased with what I have seen thus far. My favorite thing about these books is that they encourage you to keep track of what your child is already doing with charts and quizzes and then use what they do to help them do what you need them to. Although I do not agree with every suggestion that is made in these books, but then who does agree with someone else 100%, I do like a lot of the strategies Elizabeth suggests.
If you are looking for some great suggestions and ideas in any of these six topics I recommend checking out Elizabeth's books. And make sure to head over to win during Oh Baby Baby.
With three children in cloth diapers (B just at night) you can probably imagine why we tend to enjoy one size diapers. All the boys are big enough that a one size diaper does a pretty good job of keeping everything contained and it certainly simplifies my life of keeping them all in cloth.
The first thing we loved about Glow Bug diapers was the fun prints they have. My boys all love the bright green on the diaper they sent us. As you can see D highly approves! These pictures are of the diaper on him where as a 19 lb baby he wears it on a mid range setting. I must ask that you please excuse the rash in these pictures. It is rug burn from a baby learning to crawl and is not from the diaper.
Another thing I love about this diaper is the placement of the hip snaps. They seem to be closer to the center than many diapers we have tried and it seems to keep the diaper tighter without restricting any leg movement.
This diaper is a pocket diaper and came with a microfiber insert that also works well. It has some of the typical problems of microfiber, mainly staining, but is nothing that can't be dealt with. The inserts also snap into the diaper to stay in place. We do not usually use the snaps as it is one extra step and they work fine that way too.
I have been super pleased with this diaper from Glow Bug! You can order your diapers today and head over to win during Oh Baby Baby!
E has been sleeping on a pillow for the last 4 years that has an unknown age (he's had it longer than I've known him). He loved it because it was firm and it was king size so it took up a huge part of the bed. I was so excited to have the opportunity to replace it with a firm pillow from Maggie's Direct and let me tell you, he loves it!
This pillow is wonderfully comfortable, with just the right amount of give. I love to borrow it to prop myself up so I can read or do other things in bed. I have also been amazed at how fluffy it has stayed. Unlike most pillows I've used this one did not loose any fluff after a few nights and is still going strong!
Right now Maggie's Direct has an awesome deal on their hotel collection. You get half back in Social Bucks (you can spend like cash) on everything you buy. And you get free shipping to the lower 48! I am in love with their pillows and I hope you'll head over to check out all the other great things in this collection!
We all know that having a baby is expensive. Her at the Kerr house we are prone to buying used but for this new baby I finally have a nursery to set up and I'm super excited to be part of this awesome prize pack to help one of you set up your nursery!
- Crib Bedding from the participating bloggers
- Joovy High Chair, Stroller, and Play Yard
- Hand Made Quilt by Baby by Krista
- $200 Gift Certificate for Organic Baby Clothing from Baby Essentials
- $200 Gift Certificate for Organic Bathing Products from Happy Future USA
- 100 Keepsake Favor clips and Bows from Keepsake Bows
- Loaded Gift Basket from Bea's Gift Baskets
- Pampers Premium Diaper Cake from Cute-Ecakes
April 11, 2012
Recently we were introduced to some a new line of products from Kinderville. I am super amazed at how fun and practical their products are. They sent us some storage jars to review and let me tell you they are awesome!
First I want to tell you about the one problem I had which was learning how to open them. I'll save you the trouble and tell you the trick is to squeeze the sides a little while you pull the top. Once you do this it is super easy to get them open.
I absolutely love having one container for freezer, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. You'll love Kinderville too so head over to win during Oh Baby Baby!
April 10, 2012
In trying for our new baby we were super excited to be able to review FertiBella. They sent us a kit with two months worth of supplements and 20 pregnancy tests.
The only thing I didn't like is that the pills seemed a bit large to me, but then again I have a hard time swallowing any pill. Other than that it seemed to work great! We were able to conceive quickly and the tests worked well too. We are super excited to be able to share this great product with you so make sure you head over to win your own two month kit during Oh Baby Baby.
April 7, 2012
April 5, 2012
The WubbaNub is a pacifier stuffed animal combo that is perfectly sized for your new baby. We recently gifted a WubbaNub to our nanny with a new baby and she loves it. She says not only does it keep her from having to lean off the edge of the bed at night holding the pacifier in her daughter's mouth but it also helps her not loose the pacifier in places like the bottom of the car seat.
I highly recommend you go check out all the different animals WubbaNub has to offer as I am sure you will find something your little one (and you) will love. Then head over to win your own WubbaNub, and lots of other great baby items, during Oh Baby Baby.
April 3, 2012
I was excited to try the Ultimate Sleep Sound Therapy System to see if it would help our boys sleep better. Of course when it arrived we had to try it out and see what the different sounds were and how quickly the volume changed based on outside noise. I must say that I was impressed it did however scare B quite nicely to have something change every time he talked. He's doing better now but it was a great way to keep him quiet the first few days.
I like almost all the sounds although the rainfall is my favorite choice. We have used the Sound System in both the boys rooms and in our room and have found that it does work nicely for covering up noise and although it is not perfect in getting the kids to sleep it does help. I think this would be especially helpful if you have children sleeping together where one is a light sleeper as it would cover that amount of noise nicely.
Altogether I love this Sound System and I love the simple yet stylish design that they have packaged it in. Make sure you head over to win during Oh Baby Baby!
April 1, 2012
Usually when we go I put the two younger kids in the double stroller and let B walk but I always make sure I have the Boba with me so that when he gets tired I can help him out too. As you can see he is quite comfortable in the Boba and can ride in it for a long time.
The Boba Carrier is also super simple to get on and off. Two big buckles and strap adjustment is all it takes which makes it the perfect carrier for E and I to share. In fact, E will frequently put C in it as we head to church since we are normally late and we have to hurry faster than his little legs will carry him.
As you can see you can easily wear the Boba Carrier on the front or back although I much prefer the back with my older kids. I should also note that although I have carried D in this carrier I still much prefer my Boba Wrap for him as I feel he is more secure and it is easier to get him in and out of since he can't help me like the older kids.
When putting the kids on my back using the Boba Carrier I have found the easiest way to do so is to put on the waist buckle and then have them get on my back like we are going to piggy back. I will then lift the top of the carrier up behind them and put it over my shoulders so that they stay in the piggy back position. It's easy to do and I love that I can get the big kids on my back all by myself.
We love our Boba Carrier and I highly recommend Boba for anyone looking for a great baby carrier. And if you want a chance to win your very own make sure you head over to our Oh Baby Baby giveaway event!