Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jedidiah Clothing: Review & Giveaway!

I am constantly on the lookout for great, quality clothing companies. I love fashion, and I love clothes that not everyone (and their dog)has! I also love companies who are not only in the business for themselves, but for others. Jedidiah Clothing is all of those characterisitics bundled up into one!

"Jedidiah is a humanitarian-based apparel brand aspiring to cultivate change, one garment at a time. Our mission is to use apparel sales as a vehicle to provide care, support and financial resources to those in need. Each season, Jedidiah partners with a distinctive and effective non-profit organization to raise money and awareness for life-changing causes. Every Jedidiah piece is creatively inspired and tied to a cause, all benefiting their non-profit organization."

Jedidiah has just recently announced the start of their collaboration with StandUp For Kids, their Fall/Holiday partner! StandUp For Kids is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of homeless teenagers and at risk youth. In Fall of 2010 Jedidiah visited the LA, Miami, and New York chapters of StandUp For Kids to discover and document the realities that homeless youth face. The visuals, thoughts, emotions and sentiments experienced on the trip served as the inspiration behind the line. Starting now, proceeds from their clothing will be used to help fund a brand new StandUp For Kids homeless center in New York City.

Jedidiah's style is "surf-style"and although I am not a surfer, I found almost ALL of their clothing appealing! Ranging from mens cardigans and skinny jeans, to womens graphic tees and jackets, there is surely something for everyone here.

I was able to review the Women's Lacey Camel T-shirt! I LOVE it! It is so my style, and I have gotten so many compliments on it. It is made out of 90% modal and 10% silk, so if you have ever felt EITHER one of those fabrics, you KNOW how soft this shirt is! I could seriously sleep in it every night ( I don't) but it is amazingly soft. I love how it has an oversized slouch to it and the large pocket on the front. I am also a lace lover, so this is just right up my alley. I am also in love with this women's Bows Striped T-shirt! The ONLY down side to this shirt is that it is dry clean only...so you have to be aware of that! Not a problem when im taking hubs shirts to the dry cleaners weekly anyway. I love the men's line as well! I can see my hubby wearing many of the items they have to offer. I wish he would wear this attractive Kaleb Thermal Cardigan, but he claims he is not into cardigans. Too bad! I know he would also LOVE any of the men's graphic T-shirts since he IS a T-shirt kind of guy. Among my favorites of the men's graphic tees are the Pavement Charcoal T-shirt and the Viva Silver T-shirt! So different and refreshing.

So just remember, that when you purchase from Jedidiah, you are helping one person at a time have a better life! So head on over to Jedidiah Clothing and get started on your Holiday shopping. You won't be disappointed!

Win it! Our friends over at Jedidiah Clothing have offered one lucky reader ANY in stock shirt for a giveaway!


ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory: Head on over to the Jedidiah Clothing website and let me know which shirt you would choose!

2) Mandatory: Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

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4) Like Jedidiah Clothing on Facebook! leave them a comment if you feel like it :)

5) Follow Jedidiah on Twitter, please leave your twitter ID

6) Tweet about this giveaway! You can do this once daily!Please leave link to tweet.

7) Blog about this giveaway and leave your link so I can find it! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments)

8) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

9) Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email ( on right side of blog)

10) Add my n.c. baby blog button to your blog! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments!)

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 10/19 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Jedidiah Clothing for the review product and the giveaway prize!

Jedidiah Clothing provided samples for my review and the giveaway prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Eco Lips- Review & Giveaway

Being a Utah native, I have always been a chapstick girl. I always grew up where the weather was dry, and my lips just coulnd't handle it. With that being said, I am a fairly decent critic of lip balms, and I know what I am looking for. When I researched Eco Lips and contacted them about a review, I was super excited when they agreed. Not only are Eco Lips products organic, natural, and environmentally friendly, but they have TONS of different flavors and varieties to choose from! From Vegan, to tinted chapsticks, to completely safe EDIBLE lip balms (great for kids!), they have something for everyone!

I was able to pick 3 choices from what they have to offer in their Eco Lips Store. Here is what I chose, and my thoughts on each.

#1) Eco Lips Restore in Coconut Ginger- This chapstick is great. I was a little hesitant with the flavor since I am not a huge Ginger fan, but I was pleased with the scent! It is refreshing and calming, and I like that! This particular chapstick is a little bit larger in size than your typical size lip balm. It is infused with Tamanu Oil to relieve dry, damaged skin. The tube and cap are also made out of recycled content...pretty cool!

#2) Eco Lips Engery-This is from the specialty line. All I needed to see was "Energy" and I was all over it ( I mean everyone could use a little more of that I think). This lip balm is infused with caffeine, green tea and vitamin B12 which absorbs right into the lips for an extra boost of energy when you are feeling sleepy. It smells amazing, too. It has a great citrus and almost minty smell too it, which definitely stimulates your senses.

#3) Eco Lips Bee Free- To my surprise, this one was my favorite! the Bee Free is 100% Vegan. I think its my favorite because it has a lemon-lime scent, and I just love a good lemon smell. It is clean, fresh, and the texture is amazingly smooth. It doesn't seem sticky or thick like maybe some other chapsticks would. If I had to recommend my favorite, this would be the one.

#4) Eco Lips threw in their Eco Lips Gold on their Eco Lips Carabiner for me as a bonus! This one is great too. It is not scented, vitamin enriched, and again completely organic. This chapstick is for someone who doesn't like scented lip balm( like my hubby) who prefers a more traditional, do the job kind of chapstick. The Carabiner is a great addition as it is great to hook to keychains, diaper bags, or anywhere else for a convenient grab. Cold weather is coming, and now I am ready to battle the dry lips!

Remember, it is just as important to hydrate our lips as it is to lotion and take care of our bodies! Using high quality, organic, and cruelty free chapstick is the best way to do this and our lips will thank us in the long run!

Buy It: Head on over to the Eco Lips website and check out their wide selection of chapsticks. Most range between $2.50 and $5.00, or $10-20 for value packages/gifts.

Win It: One lucky reader is going to win the Eco Lips Gold on an Eco Clip!
Enter to win! There are only 2 ways to enter this giveaway!

1) Mandatory- Become a Facebook Fan of Eco Lips ( please leave your FB name) OR a Twitter Follower of Eco Lips( please leave Twitter name.)

2) Follow n.c. baby blog via Google Friend Connect or tell me if you already follow!

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 10/16 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Eco Lips for the review product and the giveaway prize!

Eco Lips provided samples for my review and the giveaway prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Friday, September 16, 2011

giveaway winner announced!

I have been such a slacker in announcing the winners on the blog, I promise I am going to try and be better at it!

The Kidorable Umbrella winner is...



#22... luckyseattlemom

Winner has 48 hours to claim her prize or I will pick a new winner! Thank you all for entering!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TweetleBug Boutique- Review & Giveaway!

So...I am a huge fan of the cute little hospital hats they give babies when they first come into the world. They are simple, but soft, and just the sight of one makes me giddy, knowing that it's on an adorable new, fresh, scrumptious little bundle of joy. There is only one problem with them... they are pink AND blue striped. "What an adorable baby girl you have, she has beautiful eyes..." REWIND... I DID just give birth to a BOY, right honey???

What I'm about to tell you is this: hopsital hats get even cuter and more practical. IF you can believe it! Tweetlebug Boutique offers designer newborn hospital hats, made out of that same, soft, blue and pink striped material that you love... only with a flair. Each hat has your choice of an accent: for girls, a bow or variety of different flowers, and for boys, the Davis, a blue circle with the first letter of their name monogrammed on it! GENIUS idea if you ask me!


I love that the hats allow you to keep the traditional newborn nursery look with added style for your newest addition! No more "Is it a boy or a girl?" Onlookers will know instantly that your little bundle of joy is a sweet little boy or girl without even looking twice.



I was able to review the Harper hat, the most popular of Tweetlebug Boutiques hats. It features a big bow with a pink ribbon tied around it. I am crossing my fingers for a little girl next time so I can immediately put this on her! It is to die for cute, super soft, and will surely make her look even more adorable. This would make such a great gift for a baby shower, or to take with you to the hospital when you meet your friends baby!


They also just got brand new hats, the Lila and Ruby, which are just solid pink with a pink bow or flower on them. Not the classic hospital look, but equally as adorable.

Buy It: Head on over to Tweetlebug Boutique and pick your favorite for you or someone you know that is having a sweet baby soon! Makes the perfect gift!

Win It! Tweetlebug Boutique has generously offered one of my readers their very own Harper Newborn hat!

ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory: Head on over to the Tweetlebug Boutique website and let me know which hat is your favorite!

2) Mandatory: Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

3) Follow n.c. baby blog on facebook

4) Like Tweetlebug Boutique on Facebook! leave them a comment if you feel like it :)

5) Follow Tweetlebug boutique on Twitter... leave your twitter name

6) Tweet about this giveaway ( you can do this once daily) please leave link to your tweet!

7) Blog about this giveaway and leave your link so I can find it! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments)

8) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

9) Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email ( on right side of blog)

10) Add my n.c. baby blog button to your blog! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments!)

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 10/1 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Tweetlebug Boutique for the review product and the giveaway prize!

Tweetlebug Boutique provided samples for my review and the grab bag prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wild Dill: Review & Giveaway

{B} is at an age where he loves anything new- new people, new toys, new sounds, new anything! He loves learning and I see that reflected in him every day. I love learning about new and exciting retailers that I can get great things that are organic and safe for my child. I am excited to introduce to you Wild Dill, an awesome online retailer that specializes in infant and toddler clothing, bedding, furniture, and toys that are natural, organic, fair trade, made in the USA/Europe, or recycled. Their brands include Babysoy, Swaddle Designs, Cotton Monkey & many more!



I was excited to learn about Wild Dill because I am becoming more and more drawn to organic items for {B}. I don't think people are educated enough about what Organic really means! Better for you, your children, and the economy. What could be better than that? Here are a few of my favorite items from their shop:


Pastels Toy Giraffe- on sale for only $15 !!


Argington Organic Ginko Bedding Crib set $185




Q Collection Junior Galileo Organic Crib Sheet set of 3- $40



We were given the opportunity to review the Green Toys Building Blocks! Green Toys makes their toys out of recycled milk jugs! I'm telling you their stuff is awesome. We also have a few of their trucks, they are so cute, so lightweight and sturdy, its amazing. {B} LOVED playing with his new blocks ( cant you tell by the look on his face?!) The set comes with 18 oversized blocks perfect for little hands learning how to stack. They are made with safe plastic with no phthaltes, BPA, PVC, external coatings or lead. Not only are they safe and good for your child, but they are good for the environment!





Buy it: Head on over to the Wild Dill website and buy some bedding, clothing or toys!



WIN IT! Wild Dill has generously offered a $35 gift card to one of my lucky readers to spend on whatever your heart desires!!



ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory: Head on over to the Wild Dill website and let me know what you would most likely spend your $35 on!


2) Mandatory: Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

3) Follow n.c. baby blog on facebook

4) Like Wild Dill on Facebook! leave them a comment if you feel like it :)

5) Blog about this giveaway and leave your link so I can find it! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments)


6) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

7) Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email ( on right side of blog)

8) Add my n.c. baby blog button to your blog! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments!)

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 9/24 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Wild Dill for the review product and the giveaway prize!

Wild Dill provided samples for my review and the grab bag prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nohi Kids- Review & discount code

It is no secret that I love buying clothes, and I think that my love for buying clothes for myself has quickly been surpassed by buying clothes for {B}. I have yet another amazing kids clothing store to introduce you to, Nohi Kids.


Nohi Kids specializes in organic kids clothing. Their motto "celebrating small" fits perfectly into all they have to offer, as each piece is designed to celebrate and embrace each child that wears it. From bodysuits, to blankets, to girls and boys shirts and pants, each item is beautifully made and is sure to make you want to just snuggle up to your little one!




We were sent the Organic Owl Bodysuit in Grey. The first thing I thought when I opened it was how thick the fabric was and how amazing the quality is. It is made from an organic cotton material, with bamboo fiber, and lycra blend. The graphics on all of their clothing are printed with a water based ink and meet all CPSIA regulations. The owls are so adorable, I couldn't get over it! I washed this onesie a few times, and was just as impressed as I was the first time after it came out of the dryer. It holds its color and quality, and for the price you pay for organic clothing, this is key!






Buy It: Be sure to check out all of the adorable childrens clothing on their website here. Nohi Kids has offered to my readers a discount code for 20% off your entire order: ncbaby20

Also wanted to mention that Nohi Kids does sell wholesale, so if you are a shop owner or know someone who would be interested in carrying Nohi Kids, check out their wholesale info here!


Nohi Kids provided samples for my review and the discount code for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.