Friday, April 1, 2016

Product Review: Cozitot Baby Sling Carrier Wrap

I was asked to review this carrier wrap for my baby, and I found it to be really awesome. The instructions are easy to understand, and the product feels very durable and secure for the baby. The best part is that's way cheaper than other products of this type. My baby is 5 months old and 17 pounds and fits perfectly into this carrier. I like that it can hold up to 35 pounds. I have used the Bjorn before and it really hurt my shoulders and back. This carrier, however, lets you hold the baby tightly and snugly against you. I do not feel like I'm leaning forward, like with other carriers. My baby really loves being in the carrier and even chews on the straps. Since she wants to be carried all the time, I feel comfortable putting her in this, to keep my hands free to do chores or read to my other daughter. I really recommend this carrier!

Disclaimer: I received this product free/at a discount in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kid's Book Review: Putter and the Red Car

I was chosen to review the kid's book: Putter and the Red Car by Kate Lund. It is a very nice and interesting kid's board book. It's also unique in the fact that it takes on the perspective of the dog, Putter, rather than a person. The pictures are very cute and illustrate the author's ideas perfectly.

The book encompasses ideas that relate to young children, such as adaptation during change, "building resilience and the power of possibility." It talks about a dog moving from Boston, MA to Seattle, WA with his family. Part of the reason I really enjoyed this book is because I'm currently living in Boston, and the stops they made in Massachusetts, I have all visited before. The dog is a bit apprehensive to move, but he meets new friends along the way, and his owners give him lots of love and reassurance. He gets to have a bunch of new experiences, like eating out at a restaurant, visiting Mount Rushmore, and seeing a museum full of tipis. He has a positive attitude and loves looking at the view as they pass by the beautiful mountains. It is quite the adventure. Putter is friendly, has perseverance, and very loving. Sometimes, I forget that this book is from the dog's perspective! 

This is a perfect book for a child who is a bit apprehensive about an unknown change in the future or just a fun read in general. My 4 year old daughter loved it. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in return for honest feedback.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Diaper Stockpile 2016

Hi Everyone! Today, I finally had some time to check out my diaper stockpile and boy is it huge!! I'm pretty proud of it, since I took a picture of my stockpile when I had my first baby and someone used it on pinterest. :) So far, I have stocked up on size 1 and size 2 diapers. I have huggies, pampers, honest company, and walmart diapers. All were bought from CVS, Target and Walmart on sale. My baby born in October will probably be in size 2 soon. Here's the breakdown:

Size 1: 615 diapers

Size 2: 826 diapers


Saturday, January 17, 2015

2014 Recap

Hi Readers! Just wanted to let you know that 2014 was pretty fabulous! Here's a recap of everything that happened: 

1. Parties I hosted: Fisher Price Vocal Point (see pic below), Disney Side Party, Veggie Tales Party, Pull Ups, 7th Generation Party

2. My baby turned 2!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2014

First "Kit" of the Year 2014

Show Your Disney Side
Yayyyy! So, as a Mommy Blogger, I've been selected to host a Disney Side Celebration party. This is so exciting, because it coincides with my daughter's 2nd birthday, AND it's my first party kit of the year! I will update you more once I get the kit :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just wanted to let you know that I had a great summer as a Copppertone Water Mom :) Thank you!! My little baby was protected from all the sunny rays, even though she got quite a tan! Check out all the amazing sun lotions I got. I will totally be using what I have leftover on my upcoming cruise to Bermuda :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Android/iPhone Mobile Apps That Pay Money :)

After exploring internet sites that pay cash, I have now been able to successfully compile a quick list of mobile/ipod apps that will help you make some extra cash! I will be adding to this list as I discover more apps.

Checkpoints: Install checkpoints on your mobile phone/ipod. It's a super awesome, free, and easy app to use. All you do is click on nearby locations to "check-in," for 2 points each.The best part is that you don't have to actually be at that location to check-in. Another hint that I have for you is at certain times during the day, usually 8 AM EST in my experience, there are 10 point check-ins that last for 1-2 hours! At just 350 points you can cash out for a $1 gift card! Sweet! Other awesome gift cards include Best Buy, Home Depot, iTunes...this place is amazing!!

HINT Please enter: turtle9 for a bonus code of 300 points! By using my code, you will get 300 points and I will get 150 points :)  At just 350 points you can cash out for a $1 gift card! Sweet!

Shopkick: Get points for shopping...seriously?! Yup, modern technology has made this possible. Stores want to lure you into their shop, so start shopping and get points to score gift cards, baby! 

Common shops on Shopkick that offer you points just for walking into their store are: Best Buy, Target, Macy's, Old Navy, American Eagle, and Aerie. Points differ each day depending on sales, holidays, etc. Just walk to the store and hover near the door. After about a few seconds, Shopkick will award you with "kicks," just for stopping by! Please join through my link and we will both get points :) Thanks!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Diaper Stockpile 2012

Hello readers! I've been addicted to googling mom's diapers stockpiles, so I decided to take a picture of my own. It's actally a pretty small pile compared to some moms, but I'm still proud of it. 

Wipes: 1,796

Size 2 Diapers: 240 (my baby's almost out of these; she weighs 17 pounds now!)

Size 3 Diapers: 651

Pull-Ups: 72

In total, I probably spent maybe $130 on all these items (from CVS, Rite Aid, Market Basket, and Family Dollar). If you count the fact that she uses 10 diapers a day, I totally need to stock up more!! :) What does your stockpile look like?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Earn 3% Cashback on Purchases

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back 

Wow! For the first time ever, you can now get 3% back on your purchases from Just use this link or click on the picture above to and search for is an awesome site where you can get cashback for shopping online. has never been one of the qualifying stores...until now! So far, purchases for Shoes and Sandals, Grills & Patio Furniture, Swim Shop, and Grocery & Gourmet Food will be included in the 3% back. I will update you if more categories are added.

Have fun shopping through
and let me know what you buy :) Leave a comment if you have any questions!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Ways to Make Money Online

Hey Everyone. So I've been taking surveys and figuring out how to make money online since 2009 right after college graduation (I graduated a semester late and the market had tanked so I was siting at home, jobless and bored). So three years later, I'm here to tell you which sites I still use, and which ones I've long ditched. I will be listing a couple a day.

1. HCD Surveys

This survey site I've been using since 2009. The surveys are short and sweet and you can get between 100 points ($1) to 500 points ($5). If you are disqualified, you will received 10 points ($0.10).

Advantages: Pays by check; takes up to six weeks. Even if you don't qualify for a survey, you still get paid (a lot of survey sites do not offer that).

Disadvantages: Not that many surveys. Must reply as soon as possible, since surveys fill up quickly.

Click on the picture to sign up! :)

Search & Win


This is by far one of my favorite sites. It's a search and win site. It's just like, but when you search, there's the possibility of winning virtual bucks, which you can then use to redeem prizes. The prize that gets you the most "bang for your buck" is the $5 gift cards. You can redeem up to five of the same gift card per month, so that's $25 in gift cards!

Things you can do everyday to win swagbucks:

a. Get the toolbar (just for having it you get 1 swagbuck a day)
b. Look for swagcodes (these are codes you enter in the top right hand corner to win more swagbucks; they can be found on the blog or twitter; if you need hints, email me!)
c. Download the Swagbucks mobile phone app to get 50 swagbucks/ day just by watching TV. Just turn on the app and let the movies play!
d. Go to > earn > NOSO > skip all the adds and get 2 swagbucks
e. Take the daily poll for 1 swagbuck.


Do you shop online? Then this is the perfect site for you! Get cashback for every purchase you make from Old Navy to American Eagle to Babies R Us. It ranges from 1% to 20% depending on which store you're buying from. They pay though paypal or by check every 4 months or so as long as your balance is >$5. So shop away and let the money add up! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Have you logged into your Smiley360 account lately? I just logged in and qualified for a Woolite Complete mission!

Here’s what you’ll need to do…

*Head on over here and login to your Smiley360 account
*Look for the box like the one pictured above and click to take a short survey.
*Once you’ve completed the survey, you’ll be redirected to your MySmiley360 page where you may then see the Woolite mission box (like the one pictured above). Click on the “click to learn more and accept this offer” link and you’ll be able to read more details about the mission and accept the offer.
*If accepted, you’ll just need to share your excitement to be on this mission using Facebook, Twitter, or one of the other Smiley360 sharing tools on your Mission page. You’ll then be entered to win a FREE 50 oz bottle of Woolite Complete and also receive a $2 off coupon on Facebook. The more you share, the better your chances are of being selected to receive a FREE bottle of Woolite Complete so be sure to tell your friends!
Come back and let us know if you also were offered this Woolite Complete mission in your account!—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Search and Win Sites

Here is a list of 3 search and win sites that I highly recommend:

Search & Win