Every step of my experience with Curly Cue has been phenomenal. They were super sweet when I picked out what I wanted to review, got it to me promptly and have been absolutely amazing with their level of patience. When we moved it took us awhile to get my kids’ room arranged the way I wanted it, and even though these are reusable, I didn’t want to put them up one day and have to take them down and replace a week later. So I waited, and I got super sick from this pregnancy and a million other excuses for why I am so late getting this up, but they have been amazing and haven’t yelled at me once!
For review I decided on an item from their Kids section and another item from their Home Accents section. Both were used in my kids’ room and both are absolutely amazing! Check them out:We decided to put the trucks and tractors set on the wall on my son’s bottom bunk bed to give him his own sanctuary. We also found this to be a perfect solution for a boy and girl who share a room. Their room is dominated by boy trucks, a train table and all sorts of other boy toys, so I wanted to place the dandelion decal on a big wall in their room for her. The room needed a girly touch and it is getting it in a very unique way.
I want to take a minute to talk about the logistics of the dandelion. It clearly states on the webpage for this decal that smooth walls are recommended due to the intricate nature of the design. We have definitely found this out the hard way! This decal is still not all the way on our wall because it is taking us forever to get up. We are super determined to get it on there, but because we have to smooth each “spike” of the dandelion out over grooved walls, our arms get tired and we need multiple breaks. I highly recommend this for someone with smooth walls. We didn’t know what kind of walls we would end up with when we moved, so we are just going with the flow and doing our best to get it up on the wall. I do have pictures of the work in progress, as well as a picture of my wall so you can see what I am talking about. I am so in love with this decal and so stubborn that I probably would have bought it and put it on a non smooth wall anyways!
Here is a picture of our wall surface:
The dandelion is different from the trucks and tractors in that it isn’t as thick. You peel the backing off and stick it up on the wall and smooth it out and then remove the clear top coating, leaving behind the decal. The trucks and tractors were easily just peeled off the backing and placed right on the wall, no top layer to bother with. These would be very easy to reuse. However, once we get the dandelion fully up, that baby isn’t going anywhere! read more
We recently had the awesome opportunity to try out Honest Kids Organic Juice Pouches and all I can say is good-bye Capri Sun! Our kids absolutely loved them and I loved that they are way healthier than any other juice boxes on the market.
We were sent the flavors Appley Ever After, Berry Berry Good Lemonade and Super Fruit Punch, but they also come in Goodness Grapeness and Tropical Tango Punch as well. Neither of my kids could tell me their favorite flavor when I went to buy them at my local Target, so we just bought a box of the Appley Ever After. They were perfect to take along when we went to the local apple orchard and pumpkin patch!
These juice pouches are USDA Organic and contain zero high fructose corn syrup, two huge things I look for when I am buying just about any product. I also love how sturdy the pouches are. They aren’t as flimsy as competitor brands and the straws are really strong and wont bend while trying to punch them into the pouch. I love that I can hand it to my two year old and she can do it herself without bending the straw.
Each pouch contains about 40 calories and the ingredients are really simple. For example, the Appley Ever After flavor contains:
Filtered Water, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Malic Acid and Citric Acid.
Probably my most favorite part about these pouches is that they come in a pack of 8 for around 3.00 and you can purchase them at mass retailers like Target! This is so convenient for me!
These pouches are perfect for road trips, picnics and any other time you want convenience AND an organic product. I really would recommend these to any parent I know.
I want to say a huge thank you to the rockin people over at Honest Tea for this review opportunity and for turning me on to an new awesome product!
Pipsqueak Boutique was launched in 2005 after the birth of Jennifer’s first niece. Like many other people, she got addicted to all of the adorable baby items out there and was on a hunt for the cutest baby gear for the littler girl in her life. After moving from a huge city to a smaller one, she realized the selection wasn’t what it was! Her solution was to start her own store and here we are today! Working with Jennifer has been incredible and I am so honored to promote her products on my eco blog. Wanting organic items for my kids can sometimes be a challenge. There are plenty of plain organic cotton items out there, but sometimes I feel left out when it comes to the super cute items! It’s refreshing to know that Pipsqueak Boutique offers all of their personalized shirts in an organic cotton! You can imagine how excited I was to pick a shirt to review. After MUCH looking and lots of going back and forth, I finally decided on their adorable Dictionary Definition shirt in their organic cotton. I fell in love with it and knew it would fit Violet’s personality perfectly! You get to pick whatever words you want to define your child. We went with: Violet: Mess Magnet, Princess in Training, Wild Child, Mommy’s Little Helper, Cutie Patootie. When you see the pictures, you will fully understand WHY we picked those words! I honestly could not be happier with the quality of this shirt! Like I always say, there is NOTHING softer than organic cotton and there is nothing cuter than this shirt! If you aren’t into the whole organic cotton thing, then there are SO many options available to you for shirt styles. You can pick from their ringer tee, raglan tee, long sleeve raglan tee, raglan onepiece, ringer onepiece, organic tee or organic onepiece. I adore that you an personalize the style of tee as well as the color and the wording. For this particular shirt you can choose from white with pink, white with lavender, white with red or all white(organic). Another big difference between this shirt and other custom shirts from other companies is you would never know this one is screen printed. You honestly cannot feel any raised bumps or lines, no rubbery feeling, no peeling or cracking. It looks and feels like it was always a part of the shirt! If you want to customize the design of the shirts even further, all you have to do is contact them to make your perfect one of a kind shirt! That is fabulous customer service! Pipsqueak Boutique offers much more than just personalized shirts like their Dictionary Definition shirt. I for one am absolutely IN LOVE with their Cupcake Pinafore and Bloomer Set and desperately want it for Josie’s first birthday! This outfit is what is at the top of my post. Isn’t it beautiful?? You can order custom birthday shirts for every kid in your life, no matter what the age! I know my kids will feel so special having their own personalized shirt to wear at their birthday parties. Celebrating a birth in the family? Make those big brothers and sisters feel special with their own sibling shirt! Check out their selection of custom outfits while you are at it! I strongly urge all of you guys to go check out everything that Pipsqueak Boutique has to offer(their selection doesn’t stop at clothing!) because there is no way you will be disappointed! Their customer service is fabulous and they ship your item within 5 business days. Our shirt got to us quickly and without any problems.
Sometimes we all need a little reminder to be more energy efficient. It is so important to me to save energy and help the Earth and even I have some energy saving issues. That is why I adore Ecominders!
What are Ecominders?
They are removable, reusable stickers that help remind you to do things like turn off the water when you brush your teeth, turn off the lights, don’t leave your computer on all the time, or unplug appliances you aren’t using. These have been lifesavers in my home and I am so happy I can peel them off and reuse them if we move. I especially love that Ecominders aren’t just for home use. They also have sets available for school and office. Reduce your carbon emissions, reduce your impact on the planet and save some money by using Ecominders.
Ecominders for your home are not ugly. They are not going to make your house look like a labeled classroom. They are small enough to not stand out but big enough to definitely notice them. My four year old cannot read, but he knows that the sticker above the light switch says to turn it off! I love that the Ecominders for your office are a little bit bigger and include graphics to help people notice them so they will actually do what the stickers say. I think Ecominders for offices are even more important than the home ones because most people do not think about saving energy at work! The Ecominders for classrooms are bright, colorful and definitely get kids to notice them! How awesome to teach kids from a young age about all of the things we can do to help the planet, not just turning off lights when we leave a room.
One of my favorite parts about Ecominders is that they are so incredibly affordable. If you are having a hard time being energy efficient, definitely purchase these! There is no excuse to not have these in your home.