Friday, January 14, 2011

Grow With Love Boutique & Fairytale Wishes

I am excited about these two mommy owned businesses Grow With Love Boutique and Fairytale Wishes that I recently stumbled upon.  Grow With Love Boutique has a wide variety of items that are stylish and affordable. The customer service is excellent and the website is organized making shopping easy.  Right now you will find free shipping on orders over $100! From hats to Silly Sockz and bedding to Fairytale Wishes you can find it all at Grow With Love Boutique.

There are two items that are a must have. The first one is the cutest bloomers! You can find my favorite here: I do not own it yet, but it is definitely on my list of must haves. They look super soft, fashionable and come with a coordinating shirt. How great is that?! I am a cloth diapering mama so having shirts are a necessity and a cute cover to go over your diap is a bonus.

The second item that you should take a look at is a Super Hero Spray from Fairytale Wishes. Automatically you would think, well it is a spray big deal, but it really is more than that. It smells like peppermint, it is glittery; it feels like silk and comes with a story that makes children “superhero” brave to get through the most difficult days. Moms should know it is made from naturally derived ingredients. Please read more about the helpful effects of peppermint here: I used it with my baby girl by spraying it on me when she was 18 weeks old. She loved looking at the glitter and though she couldn’t communicate that she liked the smell she definitely was not crying. As she gets older, I can imagine this product will be beneficial in keeping the monsters out of the closet and making her a little braver at the doctor’s office. Also, take a look at Happy Camper, Monster Repellent and Sweet Dreams sprays.

Here’s a little secret from Gail, the owner of Grow With Love Boutique: if your readers become a fan on Facebook for Grow With Love Boutique, they will receive a coupon in their message box for an online purchase.

I was not paid to say any of these things. I did receive free product to test, but this did not affect or influence my opinion of the product/company. I did not get paid to write this review.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jack the Cuddly Dog, Jack Goes West

Your child will be wondering where's Jack’s red ball too!
If you are looking for a DVD for a child 0-3 years old this is it! It is a mix of animation with live shots of various places all across the country. Let me highlight some of the features I noted:
·         Uses familiar words such as train, ball, balloon, kicked
·         The audio matches each scene with added musical arrangements and sound effects
·         Great for teaching up/down, near/far, etc.
·         Many things to point out while watching: animals, shapes, weather
·         I could even see an older child watch it to see a clip of the Grand Canyon or other landmarks
My 19 week old girl was interested in the beginning, but lost focus as any almost 5 month old would. Could have also been a cold that she is fighting.
I hope to see not only more DVDs about Jack, but also a soft fuzzy lovie Jack for my little one to hold while watching the movie.
Please enjoy the following press release and consider welcoming Jack into your home.

Press release:
New York, NY, October 25, 2010 – Following on their promise to make baby and toddler videos that appeal to parents as well as kids, Hello Baby Productions has released the second video of the series titled, Jack Goes West!

Jack, the Cuddly Dog is an adorable animated puppy who lives in a little blue house in Central Park, New York City. In this beautifully shot animation and live action video, Jack’s favorite red ball takes a life of its own when Jack gives it an extra big kick. It bounces out of Central Park, out of the City, and clear across the great American west. Jack chases his runaway ball by plane, train, automobile and balloon. He meets many new friends along the way, such as buffalo, deer and sea lions as he visits the grand canyon, great redwood forests and the beautiful California coast. But will Jack ever get his ball back?

Together with Jack, children are introduced to spatial concepts and relationships while listening to beautiful original arrangements of American classics such as Coming Around the Mountain, Home on the Range, You Are My Sunshine and others.

The video is available at, and soon at,,,  and select retailers.

Jack Goes West! is the second episode of the Jack, the Cuddly Dog series produced by Hello Baby Productions. Applauded by Filmmaker Magazine as “the cutest cartoon canine ever,” Jack delights parents as well their toddlers and babies and provides a fun and entertaining experience to enjoy together.