Thursday, February 16, 2012

BasicGrey: Adorable Muslin Swaddling Cloths- Review

When it comes to comfort and ease for a newborn, for me, there is no holding back on anything. Especially things that come in direct contact with that new, soft, flawless, smells- so good baby skin. When {B} was a newborn, I wanted to do anything and everything I could to make his life comfortable and stress-free, which in turn would make me a better and happier mommy. I wish I would have had these amazingly big, soft, and adorable swaddling cloths when he was little ( in a boy/neutral design, of course!) I can't wait to use BasicGrey with #2.

BasicGrey is a company that started out as scrapbooking designs, and has just recently introduced their baby and children line to correspond with some of their beautiful designs. I was able to review their Hello Luscious Swaddling blankets, and let me tell you...they are to DIE for. Not only are the 100% cotton muslin swaddling cloths probably THE cutest designed swaddling blankets I have ever seen, they are so soft, and can be used for more than just swaddling. Nursing? Great. Use it as a breastfeeding cover. The cloths are 47x47 inches and will give you plenty of cover, all while allowing baby to nurse comfortably, in a breathable environment. The cloths are durable, yet lightweight, making them ideal for this. You can also line your crib with these cloths and use them as a crib sheet! They are adorable and would make a great addition to that crib set you have. Lay them on the ground for a clean play environment, then, throw it in the wash and use it over and over again. It gets softer as you continue to wash it, so it works in your favor! Forget your burp cloth while you are out? No problem! Fold up your BasiGrey swaddling cloth and you have yourself the softest, cutest burp cloth around. Want to take baby out for a walk? Great! Use your blankets to shield from harmful UV rays and insects. The blankets are thin enough that baby can still feel like he or she is included in the walk, but is protected from any uninvited visitors.

The Swaddling Cloths come in 4 unique designs: Hello Luscious, Black-Tie, Vagabond, and Recess!

While you are picking up a new set of blankets, check out their other adorable children's items! Add to your nursery with these adorable storage barrels (which also correspond with the same designs as the blankets!) or check out their amazing Canvas Wall Art.

I promise you will not be dissapointed with the quality or design of anything you purchase from BasicGrey. They truly know what they are doing and put all of their efforts into designing beautiful, durable items for you and that little on in your life!

 You can follow BasicGrey on Facebook here, and Twitter here.You can also follow the BasicGrey Blog here for updated information on their products and designs!

BasicGrey provided a sample for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lucky Puppy Review- Nothing But Cute!

I love shopping for my little man. One might say I have an addiction. But I have always struggled with the balance between putting him in things that are "cute" vs. things that are maybe a little too "grown up" for him to be wearing at this point in his life. (example- he has an Ed Hardy shirt that is a little borderline for my liking!)

Well, Lucky Puppy has bridged that gap and found clothing items for children that are trendy looking, and at the same time are age appropriate and comfortable.  Lucky Puppy offers onesies, Hoodies, T-shirts, hats, jewelry and more for children, as well as adults! Cute items for both girls and boys.

Lucky Puppy was started in hopes of helping homeless animals find homes. Now, 15% of profit that comes from purchasing from Lucky Puppy is given to The Grey Muzzle Organization. Grey Muzzle is dedicated to helping homeless senior dogs. Their goal is to enable animal welfare organizations to improve their ability to provide care, comfort, and loving homes for older dogs. I'm a big dog  lover, so I love the fact that you can feel good about shopping, because you are giving hope to dogs who may not have had a chance before.

I chose to review the Charcoal Pirate Burnout tee for {B}. It was an easy choice to make because he LOVES dogs, and this shirt really just looked to me like his style! I love the soft feel or burnout tees, and feel comfortable putting my own child in it. Although it's not ideal for the cold winter weather most of us are experiencing right now, it does look cute over a long sleeved shirt, and will be a definite go-to item this summer here in NC.  It is light-weight, yet durable, and held up perfectly in the washer and dryer. I would say that these sizes fit very true to size, but of course order a size up if you would like to prolong use of your item.

 Buy It: You can buy Lucky Puppy clothing on their website here. The prices are around $30 average, but remember, a portion of it does go to charity, so feel good about the donation you are making, all while dressing your children in adorable, quality clothing.

Lucky Puppy provided a sample for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 percent my own

Friday, February 3, 2012

Shirts that Go! Review

Now that {B} is in the full blown little boy toddler stage, he is ALL about anything with wheels that makes noise. Trains, trucks, cars, motorcycles, name it, he loves it.

Inspired by the way that children are amazed and captivated with the big sounds when a train passes by, or the flashing lights and sirens from a fire truck speeding past, Shirts that Go! provides more than just a simple shirt with a small, plain design. Rather, these shirts are designed in a way to show true motion from each vehicle, speeding, flying, rushing, or blasting on by. The owner, Nick Morgan, had found it a challenge to find realistic, cool looking shirts for his little boy, so he took his idea and brought it to life, thus, Shirts That GO!

Shirts That Go! Currently has 17 awesome designs, with more in the making. Their newest designs are the army tank shirt, the Pirate ship shirt, and the police car shirt...all awesome!

For {B}, I HAD to choose the diesel choo-choo train shirt. Trains are consuming all of our lives right now, so it was a no brainer. When I opened the box, he immediately lit up and was so excited to have a new choo-choo shirt! All day he would point to his shirt and be so excited.

My personal favorite is the baby blue firetruck shirt, and that is because I had never seen a baby blue firetruck until we moved out here to North Carolina. Everything in Chapel Hill is baby blue, because of our infamous Tar Heel basketball. If you have a firetruck fan, and live in Chapel Hill, this would definitely have to be your shirt of choice.

Buy It: All of Shirts that Go! t-shirts are available on their website here. 

Shirts that Go! provided a sample for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 percent my own.