BabyLit

Have you guys heard of BabyLit before? Oh my goodness, if you haven’t you are in for a real treat and even if you have – you’ll love to see these adorable books that I was sent last week. BabyLit takes classic literature pieces and creates books that are perfect to introduce toddlers to. The illustrations are just so creative, fun and whimsical and the spin they take on these stories are just too cute.

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I was sent: “The Jungle Book,” “Doodle Lit” and “Edgar Gets Ready for Bed.”

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All three are super adorable. I’m telling you – I know what I’m going to purchase for the next baby shower that I have to attend!

This “Doodle Lit” book was PERFECT for Caylin because she could learn about classic literature, but then she could also draw, color and doodle while she was doing it! This book is SO right up Caylin’s alley! She even squealed when I showed it to her and right away she opened it up and started to read it, draw in it and color! I think she’s already done like 15 pages in it! It’s a great tool to help her use her imagination and it’s just so much fun! There are tons of pages in it with stories, activities, crafts – you name it! I love how playful and interactive this book is!

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This is one of the first pages she did. She loved coloring the insects and then on the opposite side she drew and named her own insects!

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“The Jungle Book” playset and board book was even cuter than I imagined! It came in a little box that opened up with ribboned hinges on the side. It’s a super thick board book with such cute, playful illustrations!

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I just love how colorful and fun it is. Here are a few pages from the book:

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Not only is the book adorable, but it also comes with these pop out board figures that you can make and play with.

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You get one of each animals and they are darling. I’m telling you – my son Jack flipped over these. Caylin and I put them together, but they are super simple to assemble and really sturdy. Great quality! Jack played with these for a good hour after I handed them to him so there’s more than just a great book in that box!

It’s like the characters come to life outside of the book! I love how they are three-dimensional and stood up on their own. Even the backs are illustrated! SO cute! Jack’s favorite is the snake that you can kind of see in the background of this photo. ;)

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The last book I was sent was “Edgar Gets Ready for Bed.” Now, I have to say that I think it’s so clever and cute how BabyLit books take classic literature and put a playful spin on them for younger children. BRILLIANT. I was an English major in college and love Edgar Allen Poe, so when I got this book I giggled and instantly fell in love with it.

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Edgar is a cutie pie and the illustrations in this book are so delightful and sweet.

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My kids giggled as I read the book and they actually wanted me to read it again. It’s a quick read, but definitely one that I’m glad I have in our library now.

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Both Caylin and Jack loved the books and I felt great that they were actually reading and using their imagination instead of wanting to play the iPad or Wii, ya know? It was also sweet to see them reading the books together and playing with the animals.

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I found these BabyLit books to be such wonderful quality and such a cute way to introduce children to literary classics. They are all so beautifully designed and sweetly written. They would be the perfect gift for any child. These books are definitely ones you want in your children’s library, too. Such a cool spin on classics. Makes this English major proud. Ya done good, BabyLit. Ya done good. I totally know that is NOT proper English, but you get what I mean. Hahaha!

Check out BabyLit’s website HERE and you can also find them on Instagram HERE, Pinterest HERE and Facebook HERE.

Have a great Wednesday!

  • ¬†Disclosure: I was sent the above three books to review, but all opinions and words expressed in this blog post are solely my own. These books ARE adorable and I am most definitely going to buy some more to add to our collection.¬† :)

Teenymates

Have you seen these cute little TeenyMates yet? These little guys are relatively new in our home, but they have multiplied lightning FAST. You’d think they were bunnies or something. Ha! My son Jack is a bit obsessed with them right now and the first couple of packs have turned into collecting the ENTIRE collection. How does that happen, anyway? Good thing we’re all football fans in this house because we’re all totally loving them, too! I’m a little embarrassed to admit that when he got an extra Packer I jumped for joy (I’m a big Cheesehead) and the little guy is now sitting on my desk. ;)

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These TeenyMates guys are one-inch pocket players and they are stinkin’ adorable. Jack is just collecting the NFL ones right now (these are all Series 3) – but I’m sure he’ll try to expand that in the near future once he gets the other two that he’s needing to finish his collection – it’s the Ravens and Seahawks in case you’re wondering. ;)

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A couple of weeks ago, I contacted the makers of TeenyMates to inquire about the collectors tin that I was wanting to purchase for Jack to keep his little guys in. Unfortunately they were sold out of the tin, but when they heard that Jack loved them, they sent him a couple packs of the NFL and MLB guys as well as their newest little figures – TeenyFreaks.

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One side of the TeenyFreaks are normal looking folks, but when you turn them around …

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… they are totally freaky and they are a BIG hit with Jack and even Caylin. ;)

You can find these little guys in Target, Toys R Us, Walgreens and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around you. We’ve gotten the majority of Jack’s collection at Target (sorry folks who live near us that have kids that love them, too. I think we’ve bought them all up, LOL)! Oh, and heads up – there is even a Cartwheel coupon right now on them! ;) They retail from anywhere from $2.59 to about $3.99. You can find the TeenyMates website HERE.

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Every little package comes with 2 TeenyMates, a check off sheet (see above) and a couple of puzzle pieces (when you get all of the guys you have a complete puzzle that has the little players on one side and a football field on the other that you can use to play a game of football with).

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I think part of the fun of these is that the contents are a surprise! There are even some rare ones that you can get which is super fun! ;)

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Needless to say that if you venture over to our home anytime soon you will see these cute TeenyMate guys scattered about our house causing lots of fun and giggles. I mean, come on – they are SO cute!

Guess what? How would YOU like to win some packs for your kid(s) to play with? Well, the sweet folks at Party Animal, Inc. said that I could give away a 4-pack bundle of the TeenyMates of your choice (they have NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA) and a 4-pack bundle of the TeenyFreaks, too! How cool is that?!

All you have to do is venture on over to the TeenyMates website HERE and come back and comment which TeenyMates your kid would love to have! You can post another comment telling me that you liked their Facebook page HERE as well and you can get another entry! I will pick a winner this Friday evening, February 13th.

Have a great Monday, friends!

  • Disclosure: I was sent two packs of NFL TeenyMates, two packs of MLB TeenyMates and two packs of TeenyFreaks, but all opinions and comments expressed in this blog post are solely my own. We have been loving these little guys for awhile now and have bought A LOT of them. I’m super excited to get to share them with you!

Spotlight: All Diaper Cakes

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My sisters and I recently put a baby shower on for our sister and I knew that I wanted to get her one of those super adorable diaper cakes that I’ve seen here and there. My best friend used to make some really cute mini cupcakes and such with baby items, but since she was no longer doing that, she recommended All Diaper Cakes to me and so I contacted Laura there and was happy to see her return my email so quickly. She was happy to send me a diaper cake for my sister’s baby shower and to review.

My sister loves foxes and so we knew we wanted to incorporate them here and there in her shower, so when I saw Laura’s super cute fox diaper cake – I knew that was the one.

Laura gave me a couple of options for the fox fabric on the cake and I just love the way that it turned out!

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Isn’t it SO cute? I just loved the orange with the grey and the quality of it all (from the fabric down to the ribbon) was great!

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It was wrapped beautifully with tulle and packaged perfectly in shipment. I was super impressed with how protected and nicely it was wrapped! I always worry how stores pack items when they ship them, but you don’t have to worry about that when All Diaper Cakes ship you something – it was perfect and it shipped fast!

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I also love the sweet fox rattle that came with the cake. Just the perfect touch if you ask me.

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You can find All Diaper Cakes’ website HERE or on Etsy HERE. They also have a Facebook page HERE. Check them out if you are needing a super cute baby shower gift. They have TONS to choose from! Thank you Laura at All Diaper Cakes for the perfect addition to the baby shower decor for my sister’s shower! She LOVED the cake and everyone there thought it was so cute!

Adding a bit of fun with decals!

I’ve been wanting to add a little more color and fun to my kids’ bathroom and so when I saw these really cute water drop decals, I knew they’d be perfect!

I went searching on Etsy to find a really great place to get some and stumbled up, Sunny Decals.

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I just loved their color selection, price and most importantly the reviews I read!

These are the decals that I got:

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I went with the #34 blue and it worked perfectly with the cute, colorful shower curtain that is already in there. shower-curtain

What I decided to do was to fill the entire wall that is opposite of the shower curtain with the blue water drops.

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They looked so cute scattered about! I then added a framed print that I created to the wall as well. You can find that HERE.

A happy yellow rug in front of the sink and the bathroom was MUCH more bright and fun and the kids LOVE it!

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This bathroom is pretty small and there is a window so the pictures aren’t the greatest, but I hope you can see just how easy it is to add some fun decals to a room for hardly any money at all and create a fun impact!

Here are some things that I love about Sunny Decals:

  • The price. After looking around at a lot of etsy shops selling decals – I found that their prices are really great!
  • The quality. The decals were shipped quickly and arrived packaged nicely with instructions as well. I love that they are FABRIC decals, not vinyl and they were so easy to take on and off as I placed them on the wall. Trust me, that’s a huge plus!
  • The people. Jade at Sunny Decals is just the sweetest. I love supporting sweet folks. :)
  • How easy they were to use. Like I said above – the decals came with instructions that were easy to read and follow and the decals went on easily and smoothly. Piece of cake!

So, I highly recommend Sunny Decals if you’re looking to add a bit of POP and FUN to a room in your home!

Have a great day, everyone!

 

Kensie Kate : A review and giveaway!

iusb_760x100.13605417_176pHappy Monday, friends!

I’m so excited to share this awesome designer that I just discovered recently with you all today!

I was reading the blog of my sweet and talented friend Ann Kelle and saw where she posted a really cute print of Kensie Kate’s & I just had to go and check out more of her work because it was just so cute! It really caught my eye!

Kensie Kate is SO creative and talented! I loved taking the time to look through her cute shop and her website! Her blog is great! She shares a lot of helpful tips, freebies and cute craft projects, too!

Sweet Kensie Kate kindly sent me a little collection of her products to review that consisted of an 8×10 print, a 5×7 print and a collection of postcards, too. All of her designs are so lovely, colorful and fun! Her eye for design is great! I love her use of colors, pattern and whimsical graphics! Being a small business owner myself, I love to find other small business owners who are making such cute things and support them! I know how much hard work and effort goes into it all and so I am happy to be sharing her with you guys today!

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Above is the collection of postcards and the 5×7 print that she sent to me. I just love the cute balloon shape postcard! Ack! Adorable! It’s such a cute, original idea and that’s what I love about it!

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I also am partial to this cute doughnut postcard, too. It’s sweet (in more ways than one) and I am seriously hanging this on my happy art wall as a print and not sending it to anybody. Nope. Gonna keep that one for myself. Ha! ;)

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I love the backs of the postcards, too:

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Here’s a close up of the beautiful 5×7 print:

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Here’s the 8×10 print:

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So pretty! The paper quality is great and she packaged everything so nicely and cute! I would definitely recommend that you head on over to her website, shop and blog (see how you can get there below) and check out Kensie Kate’s beautiful work!

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I’ve already got my eye on some other things in her shop and am going to be placing an order soon!

I’m definitely going to be getting THESE postcards to send to friends to make them smile:il_570xN.630886427_o240

I love this ampersand print, too:il_570xN.580022377_sie9

I am thinking about getting these postcards to frame and put in Jack or Luke’s room, too! Eeeeek! Cute!!

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This is SO sweet:

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I could go on and on about lots of favorites that I have in her shop! SUPER cute! Love her style!

Oh, and guess what time it is now? ;)

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The sweet Kensie Kate is going to give one of my readers a $25 credit to her shop! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below! Good luck! The giveaway will run through this Friday, August 1st!

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Thanks so much to Kensie Kate for her generous giveaway and for the sweet goodies she sent to me! Have a beautiful Monday, everyone! XO!

  • Disclosure: Kensie Kate sweetly sent me the above products for free to review, but all thoughts and opinions about her products are all my own.