May 31, 2014

A Cute Little Mess

We all know that babies are adorable but what about when they get a little older and learn to eat solids? I know when my kids hit this stage I'm never sure whether I should laugh or cry. They are still cute but it is also a big mess! Today I want to suggest two brands that will help you keep your baby cute and cleaner.

The first is Zookaboo! This shop specializes in handmade infant clothing. She carries everything from diaper covers and wipes to mittens and blankets. The patterns are adorable and the quality is top notch! We got a bringing home baby set from Zookaboo that is adorable and I can't wait to try it on our new little one. Zookaboo will definitely help keep your baby cute this season!

For helping to keep your baby clean may I introduce NumNum Dips. These awesome new tools were designed to allow your child to eat soft foods by themselves before they are coordinated enough to use a spoon. The specially designed heads allow young toddlers to simply dip the NumNums in the food and lift it to their mouth thus removing the harder scooping skills needed with a spoon. They are also sized just perfectly to fit in baby's hands and their soft texture is perfect for chewing during the long months of teething. NumNum Dips are also 100% PVC and BPA free meaning that you can feel safe using them with your children.

Now that you've heard about two more of our favorite brands I'm curious, which concerns you more, keeping your baby cute or keeping them clean?

May 29, 2014

Keeping Baby Safe With Motorola

Keeping baby safe is a difficult job for any parent. It is a challenge when they are little and gets even more difficult as they get older and are more able to do for themselves. At my house, one of the hardest battles we fight in keeping baby safe is keeping them safe from their siblings.

With five kids there is no way that I will be able to be in the same room with all of them all the time and that is why I am so excited to be using a Motorola Audio & Video Monitor in Baby G's sleeping space. With this monitor I am able to tell not only if baby is crying or sleeping soundly but also if she is being poked or sat on by one of her siblings.

Some of my favorite features found in Motorola Monitors include:

  • color screens
  • night vision
  • video remote pan
  • zoom
  • and a high sensitivity microphone
If you want the very best in helping to keep your baby sleeping safe and sound then you should check out Motorola for your Baby Monitor needs. Don't forget to add them to your registry today!

May 26, 2014

Nighttime Necessities for a New Baby

When we think about putting a nursery together many of us think about the obvious things, crib, changing table, dresser, blankets, paint. The things we forget about are lesser noticed items but still just as important to make sure you have handy.

The big thing that I had to make a midnight run to the store for with my first was a humidifier. It was something I hadn't even considered when buying baby items but now I'm not sure how I missed that detail. I keep a Crane Cool Mist Humidifier in each of our bedrooms because we never know when we're going to need them, oh and they are adorable! Humidifiers are very important, especially here in this Idaho desert. They help my kids by preventing bloody noses, lessening asthma attacks, and having great "smoke" for them to practice blowing during therapy to make their lungs stronger.

The other item that I'm not sure how I lived without is our KinderGlo nightlight. Again, we have tried a few various nightlights but this one is my favorite. The number one reason is because my potty training kids can pick it up and take it with them to the bathroom, thus eliminating the need for lights the whole way down the hall. The KinderGlo is special because it is cool to the touch, rechargeable, and of course, super cute.

What is your nighttime must have? Did you know from the beginning or were you like me and had to figure it out the hard way? Let us know in a comment.

May 25, 2014

RECARO Car Seat Giveaway

Disclosure: I was not compensated for sharing this post. The Sponsor (RECARO) is responsible for prize fulfillment.


For more than 100 years, RECARO has been manufacturing high quality, innovative, durable seating of all kinds including aircraft seats, automotive seats, stadium seats, children's car seats, and seats for special fields of operation.

Buy It

You can purchase one of RECARO's top-of-the-line car seats via various local and online retailers including Babies R Us or

The Prize

RECARO Performance SPORT in Haze

One RECARO Performance SPORT In the Color Haze $270 ARV



  • Car Seat Dimensions
    • 27.5" to 31.5" high by 19" wide by 21.5" deep
  • Seat Weight
    • 25 pounds
  • Child's Weight/Height
    • Harness Mode: 20 to 65 pounds/27 to 49 inches
    • Booster Mode: 30 to 120 pounds/37 to 59 inches
  1. Mesh Pockets. Two mesh pockets on either side are provided to hold cups, snacks, or toys that are easily within reach.
  2. Safety Stripe System. This one-of-a-kind racing-inspired white stripe, clearly visible on the outside edge of the 5-point harness, alerts parents to improper harness alignment.
  3. CoolMesh Air Ventilation. Four zones of luxurious, temperature balancing fabrics to prevent child from sweating.
  4. EasyAdjust 5-Point Harness. Whether in Harness or Booster mode, each belt guide is color-coded so you can easily identify the proper belt path and positioning of either the LATCH strap or vehicle seat belt.
  5. Side Impact Protection. RECARO's Side Impact Protection is designed to distinctly protect 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact collision--their head, neck, face, torso, and pelvis.
  6. SoftTouch Seat Cushion. Memory foam cushion in the seat of the Performance SPORT ensures a comfortable ride.
  7. ErgoShell Structure. The shell is designed to offer child occupants the comfort qualities RECARO seats are known throughout the world for.

Enter to Win

Open to U.S. Residents 18 Years+ Ends June 9, 2014

This giveaway brought to you via Measuring Flower Events.

May 23, 2014

Shrinkx That Body!

Having a baby is a grand adventure and amazing experience for a woman to have but there is something about being able to get your body back and feeling like yourself afterward that is just as awesome of a feeling and that is why I am pleased to recommend the Shrinkx system as a perfect baby shower gift this year.

The Shrinkx system, composed of Shrinkx Belly and Shrinkx Hips, are a clinically proven system to help get your body back post-pregnancy. Both are simple compression belts that are easy to wear. My favorite feature is that the Shrinkx Belly is designed to help give you extra abdominal support while breastfeeding and doing other tasks after delivery and you can wear it as long as you feel you need to.

Now that I've shared one of my secrets to helping loose the extra inches it's your turn. What do you do to help feel more like yourself post-baby? Leave us a comment and let us know!

May 22, 2014

Are You Ready for Bee?

Hi! I'm Bee! I'm a 6 year old, single, mixed breed female looking for love. I love to cuddle on cold nights, and take walks with those who are important to me. If you have other dogs in your life, great! I can become apart of a family with dogs! I can even doggie sit while you clean the house as long as they are friendly towards me. I am not big into cats, but I can tolerate them as long as they don't mind me randomly chasing them here and there. I love kids, and I have had a few of my own (those days are over), but I need the children to be respectful of me and my space. New situations make me nervous so give me time to become comfortable with you. I love treats and food too. Unfortunately I went to the dentist last week and I now look like a hockey player because I'm missing 6 front teeth. But, I hear my smile is still adorable. I'm extremely loyal and ready to start my new life. 

I come spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, vet checked and I have also had a dental and a urinalysis done. $150 will help this rescue group continue to save dogs like me. So when can I meet you and show you what I am capable of? Hmmmm?

If you're interested in giving me a forever home you can contact Power of the Paw via Facebook today!

May 19, 2014

aden + anais - The Best Blankets For Your Baby Registry

It's summer time, even here in Idaho, but just because it's warm doesn't mean that our babies like to be swaddled any less. That is why I will be using aden + anais classic swaddles with my summer baby this year.

aden + anais makes lots of great items for newborns and small babies. My favorites are the swaddle blankets but my kids have also loved their sleeping bags and toys. The best part for me is that the swaddles are made of a natural muslin that helps reduce the risk of overheating and their signature prints keep your baby looking adorable.

Why are muslin blankets the perfect choice for your baby registry? Muslin swaddles work as stroller covers, tummy time blankets, nursing covers, burp cloths and more. That means that you'll want to make sure you have not one, but two, four packs of aden + anais classic swaddles on your registry.

Nothing swaddles better than muslin! What is your favorite muslin print from aden + anais?

What You Need to be Out and About with Your New Baby

One of the most important things to consider when taking your new baby out and about is their health. That is why I am planning on keeping Bert & Bratt's UV Sterilizer in my diaper bag to help keep my baby's pacifiers, bottle nipples, and small toys clean while I am out and about.

The Bert & Bratt Sterilizer is not only super adorable but it is also the perfect size for any mom on the go. It's fast, it's easy, and it's the size of a baseball so you can take it with you anywhere!

Another must have in my diaper bag is a nursing cover. I know this may come as a shock but the time I use it most is actually not when I'm nursing, but rather when I'm pumping. That is why I love the Booby Trapper! This unique nursing canopy has a duel-suspension design that allows you to see what is going on underneath without any hands. This is ideal for me because although I do use a double breast pump getting it started while sitting in the car is a two hand job and a good cover is required to make it happen without an "interesting" display.

Now that you know what two of my must have items are for the diaper bag what is on your list? Do you have an amazing product that helps you survive while you're on the go? If so, let me know. We want hear from you! Just leave a comment below.

May 15, 2014

Welcome to the Kerrific Baby Gift Guide

Welcome, to the 2014 Baby Gift Guide event at Kerrific!

We are very excited to be bringing you this amazing event. Over the next four weeks we are delighted to be sharing many of our favorite baby companies and products with you as we prepare for Baby G's arrival. Please stay tuned for daily reviews and a HUGE giveaway beginning June 1st right here on Kerrific!

We hope you're just as excited as we are for the events to begin. If you are, please leave a comment below with your must have baby item and then go check out our gift guide page to see a sneak peak at what we have planned.

May 8, 2014

Big G Cereal - Fun Shopping Trips at WinCo With the Family + Giveaway

Shopping with all the kids can be just a little crazy. Thankfully I don't have to do it by myself very often but going to the store as a family can be an interesting adventure. Thankfully we have an amazing family friendly grocery store less than a mile away that has amazing prices every day. WinCo Foods has made my life of shopping even easier with their awesome prices and family friendly selection I can feed my kids well and do it on a budget.

I love shopping at WinCo for so many reasons but the top two are the great prices on amazing products. When I shop at WinCo I get a great price to begin with and when I add my coupons from the paper and use an app like Ibotta I know that I am getting the best deal for my dollar.

This week I am excited to take advantage of WinCo's amazing prices on General Mills' Big G cereal and then get some great cash back with Ibotta. Each week from until 5/25 there will be a featured cereal of the week that you can redeem for $1.50! If you buy 5 cereals, you can redeem an additional $2.50! Now that is amazing and you can find all the details on Ibotta's blog today.

I plan to stock up on lots of Big G cereals since they are a healthy option for my family and each of us has a different favorite. My shopping cart almost always includes at least one of the family preferences like Kix®, Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Raisin Nut Bran®, Rice Chex®, and Cocoa Puffs®. What cereal are you going to stock up on during this awesome deal? Will your kids be as excited as mine when they see what you brought home from the store? Let us know!

To help with your shopping this spring, we are very excited to be giving one reader a $50 WinCo Foods gift card to help with their cereal stock up, or just about anything else they could want. To enter please use the form below. Good luck!

This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine

This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.

May 6, 2014

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews - The Daily Dental Treats

Have you ever wished that brushing your teeth could be fun? I know I have but I've hit the point in pregnancy where tooth-brushing gives me heartburn and makes me gag (please say I'm not the only one). Anyway, although I haven't found a way to make brushing easier for myself I have solved the problem of how to get our family's 3 four-legged friends to brush their teeth a little bit easier thanks to Milk-Bone's new Brushing Chews.

So what are Brushing Chews? Milk-Bone Brushing Chews were developed to be an daily, in-home dental care treatment for dogs. The chews are clinically proven to reduce tarter build-up and bad breath in our canine friends. Their twisted design helps "brush" teeth clear to the gum and all the way to the back of the mouth.

My opinion? I haven't been using Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for long but they seem to work well for the most part. My biggest complaint is that my two big dogs are really just too big for the treat size and I don't see the chews being very effective on them. I do love the idea and I intend to keep using them, at least for now, on my smaller dog to see more of the long term effects myself. I know that I can certainly use all the help I can get in keeping all the humans and animals at my house happy and healthy and I love this simple way to make one of my jobs a whole lot easier!

The Milk-Bone dog products, information and a gift card have been provided by the Milk-Bone brand.

May 5, 2014

Vacation Time - Where do you want to go?

It's getting to be travel time again. Here's a place I want to go back to visit! Where do you want to go this summer? 

This is a Fashionista Events opportunity.