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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mi Cielo Review


Have you guys heard.of mi cielo? if not I have a treat for you guys!



First Here's a little about mi cielo:

"Made with love

mi cielo was born out of a love for creating something unique and playful for my own child, Tristan. After a few months into a new motherhood, I was tired of my baby boy's basic boring clothing. So I began hand-stitching felted flair to add a bit of variety to his wardrobe.

And so mi cielo was born

Next thing I know, I had a gigantic pile of appliqu├ęd clothing in our bedroom! My husband told me to start selling them so that we can get our space back, and that’s how mi cielo was born! I believe every single little one is so unique and special in his/her existence, especially for his/her family, so forget mass production! I want to create a one and only special item for every single little one and his/her family!

Handmade goodness

All items are created and hand-stitched with 100% love by me in Hawaii. I use felts in 28 different colors and play with them every day trying to create something original"


We were sent this awesome shirt for my son

Handmade clothes are the best, are they not? Whether made by you or someone else, the quality and time that goes into them is so much... more than regular clothes. I love receiving handmade items and This shirt is so stinking cute. Like mentioned above it's handmade and adorable! The design is wonderful and my son just loves having one of his favorite characters!





Here are some more if our favorites from mi cielo



 



Overall if you are looking for something truly unique for an adult, baby or child you can't go.wrong with mi cielo

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Simply Colors Review

Recently, I connected with Simply Colors and had the privilege of designing a personalized shirt to review from their site. 


"Simply Colors is a European clothing line for babies, toddlers and children. Our internationally recognized brand is represented by company offices in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA. 

Simply Colors offers exceptional quality baby and children’s basics in 13 eye-catching colors. Made of super soft 100% cotton, they wash like a dream. Sizing ranges from newborn up to 8 (and T-shirts 10) years of age. Kids love the bright colors and fun fonts, and having their name or favorite image on t-shirts, body suits, (sweat) pants, dresses, hoodies baby hats, bandanas, sleep sacks and more. 
You’ll enjoy the extremely easy-to-use website; it shows the exact results of your creation. 
The possibilities are endless ~ you 'simply' can't go wrong! With many options under $25, you can order a walking birth announcement with an “I'm gonnan be a Big Sister/Brother” tee, offer a unique gift for a baby shower, newborn, twins, birthday or create very original outfits at kid's birthday parties. You name it, we make it! 

We hope you will have fun shopping at our store for a unique gift or for your own kids, and we trust that you'll enjoy our collection as much as many others have done before you! 

We hope you will have fun shopping at our store for a unique gift or for your own kids, and we trust that you'll enjoy our collection as much as many others have done before you!"


 Their site was very easy to navigate, I designed and placed my order all on my phone in about 15 minutes or less!  I had a lot of fun designing a shirt for my daughter, who is starting Kindergarten this year! I went with their rugby shirts in light pink and had my design placed on the back, I would’ve loved to create a just a t-shirt but her school has a dress code where their shirt must have a collar so I was thrilled to see that they had a wide variety of polos and rugby shirts that i could fit into the dress code! 

Here is our creation! 



I think this will be so much fun for her to wear this year to Kindergarten and it will definitely show her enthusiasm!

Picking our shirt and design was so easy and so much fun!  They have great graphics, high quality materials and lots of color.  And It arrived quickly and I was very impressed with the quality of the shirt and printing.  It looked really sharp and crisp.  

They have a large selection of clothing and accessories you can have personalized for kids and adults. 


I am definitely going to be shopping there a lot hopefully getting my son who will be going to 1st grade a shirt made too.  If you are looking for a custom pieces for a special occasion or for a unique gift, take a look at Simply Colors because they have it all!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Little Trendsetter


I am way excited to share with you guys about this fabulous kids clothing site I found..............






"Little trendsetter boutique takes pride in helping your children dress stylish.  We sell unique children's clothes and accessories that will have your little one standing out in any crowd."




I am so glad that I found out about Little Trendsetter! Oh my goodness, they have the cutest things! I am sure there was a time (or many) where you wanted to find that “standout” piece of clothing for your adorable little one. I know I have been in that position! Well, Little Trendsetter is here to help you with that little problem. They have really cute, trendy and fashionable clothing (and more!) for your little ones & Kids are soo much fun to dress-lucky for me I have 3 of them to dress up. 




We were sent 3items and here's what we got 




These shorts are fantastic, trendy but still age appropriate for my almost 6 year old who thinks she's 16. They are amazing quality with a slight stretch to the fabric which is fantastic for growing children. And I just love the fun detail of the rinestone on the button! My daughter definitely feels stylish in these shorts!




Oh this dress is just splendid! The lovely lace and sweet cut of the dress is just a overall timeless but yet trendy piece. My 2 year old always wants to "atch"(match) mom and it can be quite hard at times when most children's clothing in no way matches adults but with this little trendsetter dress my little one can be stylish and match me much easier! She was.thrilled to see that I had a dress similar and a pair, of shorts that matched perfectly!





This is a piece that lets boys be boys, in style! this little trendsetter shirt provides a unique take on the all American boy. I love this shirt its so s stylish and my son actually likes it, a lot which is rare for him to even care about clothes, his favorite part is the fact that there is a button to roll the sleeves up, I like that feature to multiple ways to style this piece and longer wear throughout the seasons. Little Trendsetter truly had some of the cutest and most fashionable clothes for little boys!


And Here are My darling Little Ones Modeling for me





Check out some other ADORABLE pieces from their site:









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Don't they just have some of the cutest things for kids?!?!
Definitely my one stop shop to buy trendy clothes for my little fashionistas!!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Super Undies Review and GIVEAWAY!

Well, its about that time (again)........  POTTY TRAINING  Ugh. What’s the best method to use, and what product should you use?! Thankfully, I found Super Undies!  Super Undies helps your little one turn into a Big Kid Potty Using Machine!!!



I was sent a pair of Super Undies Pull on Training Pants here is a little more about them:

"Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants are the only pull on style potty training pants out there with a reliable way of boosting absorption!


Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants are completely waterproof through the wet zone, but made with super stretchy side tabs for easy on and off action. This makes them very versatile and super easy to use! Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants have a layer of micro-fiber built in, making them suitable as a trickle trainer. Now re-designed with a pass through pocket that runs strategically from the front to the back this allows you to customize your absorption. Use our Step-up Inserts to boost absorption as needed too! Now MOM can take full control of her potty training plan, and the natural consequences of an accident as she is ready. They make the child feel wet when there has been an accident. 

Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants are most like real underwear.
Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants cause an easier transition from cloth diapers into the potty training mindset.
You can make use of Super Undies Step-Up Inserts for added absorbency! If you plan on using more than 1-2 inserts, you may wish to increase the sizing suggested in the size tab.


Do you really need Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants?
Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants help to combat the disposable trap mothers can fall into. The disposables take awareness of elimination away from the child, leaving you potty training with nothing more than communication. Super Undies Pull-On Potty Training Pants help give moms another tool to use in their potty training arsenal. Now children can feel wet, you can still be communicating, and when things aren't going as planned you can up the consequence and purposefully cause your child to leak." 







My Thoughts:
I truly love our super undies, I'm currently potty training my youngest daughter and it's been rough, I've already potty trained 2 other children you would think this would be a walk in the park right? WRONG. My youngest is totally different than my other two and quite stubborn, she wants to potty train but did not want to use disposable pull ups (that's what we originally tried) and honestly I hate disposable training pants they are no different than a diaper at all,  but i needed some kind of protection for my carpets, furniture, car and etc! So once we received our Super Undies we immediately tried them on and she loved them!  We've had them for a few days now and she has not had an accident at all she is excited to wear big girl undies and use the potty! (and even if she did have an accident it wouldn't be a catastrophe since these lovely trainers are waterproof)  I honestly think Super Undies helped give her that last push to full on potty training and hopefully there is no going back! 




Overall:
Super Undies Pull On Training Pants are fantastic!  They feel like real underwear and your little one will feel wet when they go in them, but they are also waterproof saving you from total potty training messes.  And you can make them even more absorbent waterproof by adding in the Super Undies inserts.  This allows mom to decide how much of an absorbency she wants in the pant, or even you could start with a higher one and work your way down to a lighter one.  They also have stretchy side tabs so that they are easy for your little one to pull on and off.  And they come in Fun, bright colors!  So your little one can truly feel like a super hero in their Super Undies!  


Check out Super Undies and turn your potty trainer into a super hero!  

Now for the giveaway 
Super Undies has offered one of you readers a chance to win your very own pair of Super Undies Pull-on Potty Training Pants (in your choice  of size and color) just use the rafflecopter form below



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Customized Girl Review

I am sharing with you another great company today, Customized Girl.  




 Customized Girl carries a great selection of customized apparel and other items. (they also have a gallery of way cute pre-made apparel) 

great for back to school! 


For the review, I was allowed to create a shirt.  I was way excited to do this I have pinned so many cute tops on pinterest that I want to have made but just haven’t got around to it so the hardest part was deciding what I wanted on the shirt! The steps were easy.  Changing your mind was easy (I changed my mind on type of shirt I don’t know how many times!) and there were so many great options to choose from. 
Here is the shirt I custom created!





Overall I love this shirt it's way soft and vintagey I ordered a medium and it's great, it's a flowy tank so wonderful to wear like a tunic or with shorts or jeans or whatever! And I finally decided on a design and went with Bless your heart, it's the southern belle in me that had to have it! I have so many other ideas I want to make too, so i will be using Customized Girl!

Want to Check out Customized Girl More?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Naturade Review & Giveaway!




I was recently sent a variety pack from Naturade for Review here are my thoughts and about the products:





About Naturade:

"Naturade has been well known for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of consumers with innovative, natural products since 1926. For seven decades, the company has developed a range of beneficial products that improve health and beauty by restoring the natural balance between nutrients and foodstuffs. Naturade has taken the reins as an innovator in the natural products industry as a provider of natural health products worldwide.
Naturade pioneered the introduction of soy protein powders in the 1950s and over the years, Naturade has manufactured and distributed a variety of health-related products including vitamins, nutritional supplements, skin care and hair care products. In 2005, Naturade expanded its Naturade branded product portfolio with the acquisition of Ageless™, a line of anti-aging products, and Symbiotics™, a colostrum-based line of products to enhance immune system functions.
Naturade’s commitment to quality is well regarded as a standard of excellence in the dietary supplement industry, thus offering a healthier way to life naturally. The company’s priority and standard of excellence demands effective, nutritional quality controls. These controls are integrated through every phase of product development and production. Naturade’s commitment inspires the company to pursue greater and more advanced technology to ensure only the highest quality possible in its products.""


I was sent 3 products: 



Product Description

  • 47% Less Sugar
  • Amazing New Taste
  • Fewer Carbs per Serving
  • More Dietary Fiber
Naturade Total Soy can help you reduce cholesterol. Over 40 clinical studies on Soy Protein and cholesterol reduction led the Food & Drug Administration to declare that “25 grams of Soy Protein daily, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Just one delicious 8 oz. shake of Naturade Total Soy supplies more than half of the suggested amount to fight America’s #1 killer of both men and women.
  •     13g Protein
  •     24 Vitamins & Minerals
  •     0 Trans Fat
  •     Lactose-Free
  •     Gluten-Free
  •     Non-GMO Soy
Naturade Total Soy can help you lose weight. Being overweight may be a special concern if you’re trying to reduce cholesterol. Each delicious shake provides balanced nutrition and is low in fat and cholesterol with only 140 calories per serving so you can replace one or two meals and cut 500 to 1,000 calories a day without feeling hungry. Just follow our 4 Easy Steps plan to Lose Weight & Reduce Cholesterol.
You don’t have to be overweight to need a cholesterol reduction diet. Naturade Total Soy is concentrated to help you increase your Soy Protein intake.

Naturade Total Soy – Vanilla 


Product Description

  • 47% Less Sugar
  • Amazing New Taste
  • Fewer Carbs per Serving
  • More Dietary Fiber
Naturade Total Soy can help you reduce cholesterol. Over 40 clinical studies on Soy Protein and cholesterol reduction led the Food & Drug Administration to declare that “25 grams of Soy Protein daily, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Just one delicious 8 oz. shake of Naturade Total Soy supplies more than half of the suggested amount to fight America’s #1 killer of both men and women.
  •     13g Protein
  •     24 Vitamins & Minerals
  •     0 Trans Fat
  •     Lactose-Free
  •     Gluten-Free
  •     Non-GMO Soy
Naturade Total Soy can help you lose weight. Being overweight may be a special concern if you’re trying to reduce cholesterol. Each delicious shake provides balanced nutrition and is low in fat and cholesterol with only 140 calories per serving so you can replace one or two meals and cut 500 to 1,000 calories a day without feeling hungry. Just follow our 4 Easy Steps plan to Lose Weight & Reduce Cholesterol.
You don’t have to be overweight to need a cholesterol reduction diet. Naturade Total Soy is concentrated to help you increase your Soy Protein intake.

&&

Naturade Pea Protein – Vanilla – 

Product Description

Vegan Formula
  • 100% Soy and Dairy Free
  • 100% Gluten Free
  • 100% Cholesterol Free
Get all the benefits of pea protein in a delicious vanilla shake!
The Naturade® research and development team is proud to introduce Naturade Pea Protein™. Pea Protein is a natural plant-based protein that is derived from yellow peas (Pisum sativum), also known as “split peas.” This product is highly soluble, easy to digest, hypoallergenic – and it tastes great! Naturade Pea Protein™ is formulated using only the highest quality pea protein isolate available. Its phenomenal amino acid profile includes nine essential amino acids. Since essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the human body, they must be supplied by our diets. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are used by our bodies to support our bones, muscles and connective tissues.
Naturade Pea Protein™ is all natural and contains no animal by-products, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners and no artificial colors. We use non-GMO pea protein that is 100% gluten-free, cholesterol-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Each great tasting vanilla shake provides an excellent source of vegetable-based protein and is suitable for low-carbohydrate dieters, vegetarians, vegans, children, athletes and anyone needing extra protein in their daily diet.
Naturade – your partner in good health!



MY thoughts of the Products:
I really enjoyed the taste of all 3 products! They did not have a "yuck health taste" like some products do, they blended smoothly and kept me full and energized! With the Chocolate Soy I mixed it with a 8oz cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it was amazing! And with the Vanilla Soy I mixed it with My morning cup of coffee! It was really good that way! Then when I tried the Pea Protein I decided to go the "shake route" with one drink I mixed unsweetened vanilla almond milk, handful of frozen strawberries and a scoop of lite cool whip and dumped it all in the blender and within seconds I had an amazing protein shake! 

My second attempt at a protein shake was really good too! I made a coffee one!


  •  4-6 frozen coffee ice cubs (i freeze leftover coffee) 
  •  1cup of unsweetend almond milk, 
  • a splash of sugar free coffee creamer (your flavor choice) 
  • a scoop of lite whipped cream 
  • optional tsp of coco powder
  • 2 scoops pea protein powder


 then blend it and you have a healthy frozen coffee/protein shake! 

Overall I really liked the Naturade products I got to try out and they will probably become my regular meal replacement/protein powder choices! 

Now for the Giveaway Naturade has offered one of you lucky readers a chance to win 19.57 oz Full size tub of  our All Natural Pea Protein 100% Vegan Formula in the vanilla flavor just use the rafflecopter form below


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I Found My Favorite New Coffee!

I was recently contacted about reviewing a bag of Coffee From Coffee Bean Direct, I was naturally excited because, well, I live off of coffee, I mean I would have an IV of the stuff if I could, with that being said I am very particular about what coffee I like, there is one brand that I have my mom mail me because they do not sell it where I live, so I wasn't expecting to really be blown away by this coffee, but I was wrong, like way wrong!! 

Here's a little about Coffee Bean Direct:

"They carry over 100 varieties of Coffee and over 70 varieties of Tea! They roast Most of their coffee within 24 hours before it ships. All if their coffees & teas are blended, flavored & packaged by hand. They are located in NJ! And have excellent customer service where you can always talk/email a REAL person, who actually knows what they are talking about!! They ship quickly, usually next day. And are independently owned and operated!! What’s not to love about Coffee Bean Direct!!! (If you want to read all of their about us Go HERE and I urge you too one of the best "about us" sections I've read)


I was sent their 



City Roast Colombian Supremo


My Thoughts:

 First off this coffee smells heavenly! The next morning, after receiving the coffee, I decided to take a break from my normal coffee and give this one a try, before the pot was even halfway filled the wonderful aroma of this coffee filled my house I actually stood there watching and waiting for it to be done so I could pour myself a cup! And as soon as I tasted it I was sold the flavor is out of this world, just wonderful, I will admit I drank 2 pots that day and went to bed thinking about being able to wake up and make another pot! I definitely have to add this to the top of my favorite coffees list, it's like sunshiny magic in a cup! 

Do you want to check out Coffee Bean Direct?! 
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Monday, July 22, 2013

THREDUP for Women and juniors and a FREE $10 CREDIT!!!




I've been shopping at thredup for over a year now, and love it! Thredup is the only place that I can go online and get A LOT of quality pieces for my money, I always ordered my children's clothes from there and mentally wished that there was an adult version of THREDUP, Well there is now! 



Thredup now carries women's and Juniors sized clothing with The Thredup Standard of the best quality items great name brands and at the lowest price! 

I was recently given a $25 dollar credit to try out Thredup's new Adult Section and here's what I got

 4



How awesome is that 4 pieces (2 complete outfits) for only $25 shipped to my door! 


Do you want to start saving and shopping with THREDUP
Well I have a treat for you, if you sign up through any link on my site you will receive a $10 credit!!!!
GO HERE to get your free $10 




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ONZIE REVIEW




I’m a yoga newbie, and by newbie I mean I started in high school quit, started back but since my children have started grade school, their school does a yoga “class” each morning before starting their day, which has totally inspired me to get serious about yoga again! I have always been on the lookout for stylish, but functional clothes to wear while doing yoga, and I’ve had my share of outfit fails and being uncomfortable and lack of confidence in an outfit usually makes me want to quit, 
Well not anymore, Since recieving my Onzie outfit I couldn’t be happier and more motivated!

Dazzling colors and bold patterns are making their way into yogawear and I love it! Onzie is one company to thank for these fun, lively clothes.  Looks aren’t everything though like i mentioned above an uncomfortable piece will kill my determination, so I require comfort, flexibility and durability from my yoga clothing

All About ONZIE:

“CREATION Created by a 20 year Bikram Yogi, Onzie blends the best of traditional yoga wear with modern innovation and a touch of whimsy. The result? Active apparel that is functional, flexible and flattering. At Onzie our philosophy is "keep your practice challenging, and your wardrobe simple!" Onzie's no-frills one-pieces and separates are best worn while sweating, swimming, or simply lounging around. In keeping with the principle of being inclusive, rather than exclusive, Onzie is affordably-priced and suitable for all activities and practices. Onzie products are made with love in southern California.

PERFORMANCE Utilizing Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable. Onzie yoga gear is perfect for hot yoga, but can also be used for pilates, spinning, swimming, surfing, running or hooping. Our clothes can be worn as everyday wear or into chlorine and salt water environments. You can transition in and out of yoga postures as seamlessly as you can the rest of your day. From straps to bottom, Onzie helps keep your body in check. You'll feel supported from the inside and out…shaping the entire body. So embrace the awareness of your being, sense your core, and feel secure. Focus on your strength and beauty. And for goodness sake, forget about those so-called flaws. You're perfectly you.

AMERICAN MADE Did you know that Onzie is 100% made in the USA? All parts of our process including knitting, dyeing, cutting, sewing, photography, marketing, distribution and design all happen in the company's facilities in Los Angeles, CA.”


I was recently sent an outfit to try out from Onzie 



My thoughts on the pieces


Capris (print Space Jewels)
 They are like a 2nd skin! Silky smooth, fits like a glove but doesn’t feel tight or binding! Also these pants do not get all sweaty, they stay all fresh and cool!   They wash great and keep their shape and color! and my favorite part is they make your butt look amazing! Just a bonus to already amazing pants! lol



Scoop Back Tank (color Rosebud):
Great feel, once again amazing fabric and vibrant color! the back is way cute, scoops low and flattering on almost anyone, my only thing I didn;t realize the front was cropped before ordering, probably my fault for not reading, and crop tops are totally in everyone seems to love them I just prefer full length now the crop-ness isn’t way short just slightly and I will still wear this top proudly!  


Bandeau Top (color black):
Love this top, I’m not blessed in the big chest department, I mean I’ve seen 10 year olds with bigger boobs than me, so finding tops like this that will fit and stay up, supporting what little I do have is hard, but this top did all of that and didnt lose it’s shape after a few wears!

Overall:
  This outfit is seriously made of the highest quality material I have ever seen or felt.  And to make it even more awesome it is all made in the USA!  While in action it keeps you cool and dries really fast.  This is great for when you’re in a hurry! Typically, I’m in and out of my kids school throughout the day and I would skip a workout or rush to change but not anymore I feel comfortable and stylish enough in these pieces to wear anywear.


Onzie has an awesome line of unique and fun workout wear.  You’ll be shocked you never tried them, Their  patterns and styles are whimsical and fun.  I will definitely be sporting this outfit for more than just yoga. GO check out ONZIE you’ll be happy you did !

Follow me on instagram @boudreauxpartyof5 to see more pics of my onzie outfit!

Check out Onzie on these great sites:
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