Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So my review of the Toilebudz cloth diaper took quite a bit of time because like many parents out there I was kinda skeptical over cloth diapers. So I took time with this one because I wanted to use it quite often and then continue to wash it mulitple times before I wrote this so I could honestly give my opinion if it could with stand the test of time.

Honestly I was very skeptical if it could hold a lot of urine. Well I truly was!!! I thought to myself hmmm do they really hold all that urine or is it a bust. I then also thought that after you wash them a few times maybe they would lose the soft feeling or the print begin to fade. Another thing I was concerned about was the velcro pulling away from the material.

I tested out a cloth diaper made by Toilebudz let's just say it made me want to switch over to cloth. I love that it truly lasted through it all. The best part was that my daughter really liked it because it made her feel like a big girl. I love that during this trying time of potty training it will help out if she has an accident during this time. She thinks they are for big girls and it's perfect for me if she has an accident. I love all the patterns that Toilebudz has in their shop.

So you are curious about the fabric and sizing well here is the info for you! :)

Hows its crafted:

Cloth diapers made by Toilebudz come in newborn, small, medium or large sizes. All diapers are made of 100% cotton on outside and flannel inside, that touches your baby skin. Also 4 layers of ultra absorbent microfiber for those big milk drinkers. LOL Included is a hidden water proof layer of breathable PUL (This is polyurethane laminate coated fabric) which is not only waterproof, it is plyable, and very soft and thin, so it doesn't add any bulkyness to the diapers. There is a long piece of velcro across the entire tummy for adjusting. I love the elastic in the legs and back for snugle fit. <- It keeps it in place and keeps those messes in the diapers. On them are laundry tabs for washing. They also added on they page that there is no need to change for going into a pool or at a water park!


NEWBORNtab to tab 16"rise 15"weight 5 to 15 lbs

SMALLtab to tab 17"rise 17"weight 15 to 25 lbs

MEDIUMtab to tab 19"rise 18"weight 20 to 30lbs

LARGEtab to tab 21"rise 20"weight 30 to 40lbs

They have a lot of prints and great quality products at great prices! So please head over to Toilebudz and look around their shop.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Cutest and Softest Growth Cart

So I have a question for all my readers, in your home did you have the pen and permanent marker slashes on one wall in the house as your growth cart? I walk into my father in-laws house and on his wall was a growth cart that doesn't seem to really fit my little brother-in-law at all. I feel we all can relate when I say finding that pretty and not super pricey growth cart seems impossible to you huh? Well I have found a solution for my readers out there.Please head over to Bekah Mae

I went to my mailbox only to see a lovely present for my daugther's big girl room. I was really excited to open the box. When I got to opening it, I found a really cute growth cart. It was a beautiful pink plaid print with butterflies on it. I was immediately in love with it. When you think of growth carts you think of those really tacky paper or badly printed cloth. I was really happy to find a big girl style growth cart. Many that I would see would just be a baby print but, I was really looking for something to match my daughters decor.

I love that she can grow with it and not get tired of the print. I also love that it was made with really soft flannel so for now if my mini me decides to get too excited and grab at it, it will not hurt her. It is crafted very durable and I love the cute little ribbon at the top to hold it on the wall. I really like that when I had gotten this item from
Bekah Mae she included a piece of ribbon to see if my marker would react to the ribbon well. I LOVED THAT.

If you want a great product for your dollar I would really head on over to the Bekah Mae Shop.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Win big on 1000th post! Mutsy Spider Giveaway
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Musty collection is expertly designed to meet parents’ every need with a unique travel system that is extremely flexible - perfect for the mom on the go.The basis of the Mutsy range is three frames, each with its own specific features. Various components fit into the clean and modern Mutsy frames such as a travel cot (bassinet), a stroller seat, a car seat (with adaptor). An intelligent click mechanism allows for components to be easily interchanged with a single movement.The easy click mechanism is found on the Babysitter chassis, as well. The Babysitter is a convenient and portable lightweight aluminum stand that allows Mutsy’s stroller seat to become a baby rocker.The unique Mutsy system has allowed me the luxury of on-the-go ease. It really is so easy to use and manuever! Its can grow with your family use the bassinet for your baby, the stroller seat for your toddler, and the fun seat to make traveling in the stroller fun for your little guy.With many other features, such as the dinner tray, which can replace the front bumper bar for snack or mealtime, and the diaper bag, which can be attached to the back of the seat or the stroller handle for hands-free access, make the Mutsy systems some of the most versatile.Here are some famous parents who love Musty:Christina AguileraJacinda BarrettHalle BerryMariska HargitayHeidi KlumTobey MaguireMark TeixeiraNaomi WattsRachel WeiszTiger WoodsCheck out, for more info. Or, go to to purchase your very own system! You can enter the code from dates to diapers to receive a 10% discount on any Mutsy order!
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This is her 1000th post at From Dates to Diapers way to go :) She has a Mutsy Spider as well as a My Bag (from Kushies) to give to one of you... The Spider for mobility and My Bag to help keep you organized; a perfect combination for you to effortlessly travel with your little one!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Give Thanks, Save Money: Win $500 Walmart Gift Card
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She is thrilled to have the chance to give away a $500 Walmart gift card, sponsored by Nickelodeon, to one of you just in time for the holidays. You’ll get your card in time for last minute shopping, and she is seriously so excited to bless one of you with this gift! Even better, all the other Walmart ElevenMoms are giving away the same thing, so you have LOTS of chances to win (sorry, you can only win once though!). Everyone has different rules to their contests, so be sure to read each post carefully.

Most of you know (and can relate to) the fact that the economy has been very hard on our family this year. The holiday season is a little bittersweet when you can’t celebrate the way you’d like to, or are used to. I’ve had to become a bargain finder, deal hunter and all around frugal loving mama, and I can’t get enough of the smart and savvy ideas when it comes to inexpensive gifts and ways to save money this time of the year.

This is where you come in! To enter her contest, she wants to learn from you, and find more ways to have a fun and frugal holiday.

To enter the $500 Walmart Gift Card contest:

1. Comment on her blog To think is to create and post with a money saving tip for the holidays. It can be about ANYTHING, but make it good and make it count.

2. You can get two additional entres by posting about this contest on your blog and/or writing about it on Twitter. This means a total of 3 possible entries per household. Please either her Twitter name (@ToThink) or use the tag #Nick11 in your tweet. Comment here with the url of your post or tweet for each additional entry.

3. Contest ends December 8th at 12:01am The top 10 tips will be chosen based on creativity and originality. The winner will then be chosen at random. Your tip may even be featured on Walmart’s site, so again, make it good!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Recaro Carseat Giveaway

SWAG ALERT: Our Favorite Car Seat - The Recaro Young Sport!

This week we’re swagging one lucky reader with our Favorite Car Seat - The Recaro Young Sport! It’s a $330 value, so let’s make those comments really good for our friends at Recaro:)!!! We really appreciate such a great gift for you, our fabulous readers, and we know Recaro will really appreciate your feedback!!!
To enter, go to and take a look at their products. THEN simply comment on her post saying what you love most about the products, their website or the company.
You may enter once per email address per day as usual and EXTRA ENTRIES are available as always for blogging about them, referring new confirmed subscribers, and/or adding our button to your blog or website. Just leave a comment telling us how you earned that extra entry (plus any relevant info like your blog address or referral’s email address). Please do leave separate comments for each, as your comments are your actual entries.
All entries must be received by Monday, November 24th at midnight, PST. Winner will be chosen from the comments posted and our subscription list on Tuesday via Winner will be fetched using Subscribing to her page gives you an extra entry every week automatically!!!



Saturday, November 22, 2008

With Christmas on the way I want to find out the best and worst gifts

So Christmas is nearing and I have gotten some rotten gifts and some really sweet gifts. My most rotten gift of all was the gift I gave someone the year before. YIKES, come on please try and remember what I got you. That is just something you should do. I mean if you know that you are going to be re gifting you should just leave the tag on the gift so you don't have that blunder. I still can't help but laugh and I still will not confess that I knew it was the I gave them the year before.

My favorite Christmas gift was my Mr. Potato Head huge gift set from my mother in-law. Yes I know I am a kid at heart but, it is something I collect. I know call me a dork but, I love them why I just don't know. The next year at Christmas the family played white elephant and my sister-in-law included a Mr. Potato Head lets just say it got a little ugly. Just kidding! My husband and I were in competition with others just to get me that. Ever since my husband finds time to mention a new potato head that he has seen just to see if that is what I want this year. SO CUTE I LOVE HIM FOR THAT! :)

I will say my best Christmas gift of all is just spending it with the ones I love and sharing that special moment. Those are the times I cherish and add to one of my chapters in life. I just love spending that time with my daughter and husband. Watching my daughter's eyes light up when she sees that special gift. So now I must ask what is your worst and best Christmas gift you have gotten in the past or ones that you already had to sneak a peak on?

If you need help this year on getting that best gift and not be the rotten gift mentioned in my blog you need to head over to its the guru of gift giving. It will help you out with that difficult hard to find gift for that special person!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Today I had gotten the best cupcake ever from Cupcakes in a Jar! A root beer float one. My goodness. It was packaged so beautifully and I did not want to even open it. When I did it was in this cute cup with a layer of cupcake, then frosting, then cupcake, and then frosting. My daughter kept asking, "What is that, what is that?" I said, "Lets try it out and see how we like it?"

I questioned exactly how much would it taste like a root beer float well lets just say, it was like having an entire float without having that sticky melty mess of a real one. I got exactly what I wanted. It was so true to the real thing that I couldn't believe it. Also if you smell it, it smells just like a bottle of root beer. I was so anxious to get this cupcake that last night I bought a bottle of root beer and I will admit that the cupcake was sweeter than my soda. I have a sweet tooth and this was absolutely perfect for me. I just wanted to add that these cup cakes aren't mini they are 9 oz in size, which is the perfect size for 1-2 servings. You get a quite a bit for your buck!

The owner uses only THE best ingredients available. I love the organic eggs, unbleached flour, real butter yes I said real butter, Madagascar vanilla and vanilla beans, both Ghirardelli and Scharffen-Berger cocoas and organic milk yes organic once again. I can say you get great quality with her items. Her items are under a private label so I am sorry no wholesale orders but feel free to contact her with any questions.

This year instead of giving a sugar cookies I am going to give a Cupcakes in a Jarcupcake cup. Its so yummy and pretty. Its packaged perfectly so I won't have to wrap it myself :) So if you are looking for a great gift this year for that sweet tooth in your family head on over to Cupcakes in a Jar I was so happy to have had the chance to review the product. I would honestly recommend it to others.

Head over to her page Cupcakes in a Jarand see some of the other great finds!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Enter to win a Crazyjaneknit's Cream Cowl

Crazyjaneknit's has kindly given me the opportunity to give one lucky reader a chance to win one of her cream cowls. I absolutely love this product. It can be dressed up with your favorite peacoat or dressed down with your favorite sweater. She also has gotten into making jewelry so stop by her shop Wildfeatherbeads.

She was born and raised in Greenwater, Washington which gave her a love of nature and inspired her creativity.

A little bit about the owner of Crazyjaneknit'sand Wildfeatherbeadsshe was born and raised in Greenwater, Washington which gave her a love of nature and inspired her creativity. Also, she loves to knit and once she started she can't stop. She is a mother to a beautiful three year old that keeps her on the move :)

She also does custom orders so please contact her with any question or ideas that you may have.All of her items are made especially for you by her.

How to enter and win this prize. You have multiple ways to get additional entries
** For additional entries please leave additional comments for those extra entries**

1)Head on over to Crazyjaneknit's or Wildfeatherbeads shops and sneak a peak at her items and come back here and leave a comment telling me what items you like. Get 1 entry.

2)Copy and paste my widget in your page and send me a link to your blog or follow me. Get 2 additional entries.

3)Buy from Crazyjaneknit's if you purchase at Crazyjaneknit's every purchase comes with a **FREE GIFT**Wildfeatherbeads.Get 5 additional entries

This giveaway will end on November 23rd 2008 at 11:59 CT. I will be contacting the winner by email and I will post the winner here on the blog. Also I will be submitting winner info to PRIZEYWinners, and you can check there to see if you have won my giveaway.So please come back and see if you are the winner. You must contact me in 72 hours after the winner has been announced if you have won the prize.

I will find a winner by Thanks for entering the contest and good luck!

******I HAVE A WINNER******* Congrats to Christian Kay for being my bloggy winner!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

So who says you can't have fun as you get older

As I watch the video of me spinning around this bar, well it takes me back to when I first figured out how to do it. I was in the fifth grade and it took me half the year just to learn it. It's one of those things you learn and you never forget how to do it no matter how old you get. Time has past, twelve years to be exact and boy I still got it! lol I like that even though I get old I still act young at heart. Many would say they feel that way but honestly how many truly and honestly feel that way? I can say not at all times I feel like that but I love those moments that take you back to being a kid. Its like that favorite treat you have that hits that memory trigger and bang its like being a child again. I know that I will have many more moments that will make realize I am a kid at heart and I am happy I have this to prove it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Morelle is her small, one person company that she started in Amsterdam. Her purpose is to make handbags that are functional but also stylish.

All the designs are made by her, Katie. She will create whatever comes to her mind... she will usually get an idea and quickly draw it down! She also gets her inspiration from the city she lives in and from everyday situations around her. Katie loves color and also likes the idea of a bright, pretty bag standing out in the middle of a busy city.

Her designs are mostly medium to large-sized bags, simple scarves and pouches. Also Katie loves using various textiles to make beautiful bags with simple lines, ruffles and beautiful linings. Also she will produce all of her bags by herself in her home studio with a lot of care and love. She wants your morelle experience to be as pleasurable as possible.

The one bag that really caught my eye was the lilac truffle. The layers on the bag adds dimension. Also for someone my height the simple flat bag is not as flattering as this bag.I like that I can use it as a purse and when taking my daughter out it is big enough to fit her diapers in it. I love the detail and craftmanship that Katie prides herself on. If you want a quality bag that wasn't mass produced and that is truly a piece of art you need to head to her shop Morelle

Want me to write a review or host a giveaway find out how below

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I bet you aced this one! What do you think?

Well let's see how you rate on the mommy reader.

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I would like a sample. A sample yes I know but by sending me a sample I can test out your products with my family and give my honest opinion. When I get the sample I will write out that fabulous review including pictures of my family using the product. Unfortunely the samples will not be returned. I know I know you'd like it back but due to health reasons I will not be able to send it back.

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Every mommy loves free stuff!
Offer a giveaway! Give me an image and description of what you would like to offer or send me to the link of the item and I will grab the information there. The giveaway will be posted here on my site for a week and a few other blogs for a couple of days. Readers will be sent to your shop to look around at that great stuff in your store.Ahh the catch they have to come back to post their favorite product here on my site. I choose a random winner by using I will then send you the winner's name and email address to you so you can get in contact with them.YAY!!!!!! This is a great way to advertise your shop and products plus drive traffic to it as well.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008



Prize: $100 in jewelry from ElliNoelleDesigns Etsy Shop
Ends: Saturday 15th at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mammalicious Finds: Kids Lunch Box Cards Give Away

Mammalicious Finds: Kids Lunch Box Cards Give Away

Announcing a Kids Lunch Box Cards Give Away

We love the Kids Lunch Box Cards that we reviewed back in September.
Check out the review HERE
Would you like to win some of these fun cards? You get the chance to win FIVE full sets of cards. That's one pack for each theme, five themes total.

Give Away
Head on over to Kids Fun Cards and pick your favorite theme pack, come back here and leave us a comment telling us which pack you liked.

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Win $100 in Our November Giveaway!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Gingerlouise Clothing's

At this time I'd like to take the time to recognize a woman of compasion! She has done so much for the fashion industry by creating unique items for children from ages newborn to 8 years old. She had two stores and did many truck sales but now she is a stay at home mother to a 11 year old daughter.She is making a beautiful come back with her latest line! Her compasion for her fashion is a given. She is also very giving by creating an abundance fund which donates 2% of every sale to go to a fund to help woman who fall on hard times. So please take the time to head on over to her shop and take a look at all the fashions.

So you won't have confusion get Mabel's Labels!!!

These labels help you out! Please read below about the labels.

All time classic labels are one of my favorites. They are so durable. These labels will withstand the dishwasher, microwave and UV rays for years to come. I Put the sticky labels on cups to go to grandmas. My niece and my daughter are about the same age so I don't want confusion between their cups. So this is super great!

The clothing labels are fabulous as well. You pack and overnight bag for sleep overs and the next day you pick your child up you realize you don't have all of their clothes. Well with these labels you will have no concerns. I just put them on the inside of the shirt and I never lose my daughters clothing again!!!!

Please check out their website for a variety of labels.