Monday, July 26, 2010

kicking in...

As I'm coming into my 28th week of pregnancy, my nesting instinct is starting to kick in hardcore! I can't tell you how many hours I've spent scouring the internet checking out baby, nursery, and home items! My favorite websites?? Any where I can find all those categories at once! At I can find it all plus more!

Here's my top 6 shopping categories at!!

1. I love looking at beds, both for Caden and for hubby and I! Check these out!:

2. Children's Clothing... I'm a mom, enough said!
 3.&4. Mens Shoes and Womens Shoes... let me wipe the drool off my chin!

5. Sunglasses. My hubby is OBSESSED with sunglasses and watches... so I always make sure to check out things for him!

6. Coffee Makers. I'm going to be spending most of my night on the couch pretty soon, feeding a tiny newborn. Coffee Makers/Espresso Machines are going to be my best friend!

These are just a sampling of what has to offer... so head over there and check them out!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CSN Stores: Coffee Maker

As I'm getting further along in my pregnancy, I'm quickly realizing how little sleep I will be getting in a couple months. Which in turn, has made me obsessed with finding the PERFECT coffee maker. With a 20 month old and a newborn, both boys, that little machine is going to become my best friend!

I recently found, a CSN store, and have spent many hours researching options. So far I'm loving:

Perfect for brewing JUST ME a cup in the middle of the night.  

Me+Espresso= LOVE.
Plus the added coffee maker is a definite plus!

Check out for all of your Coffee Making needs! 

Infantino: Twist and Fold Activity Gym

When Caden was a newborn, we were attached to our activity gym. We had received the Baby Einstein Playmat at our babyshower, and broke it out for use shortly after Mr. Man was born. While we definitely used it alot, most of the toys on it were not newborn friendly. He could have cared less about the plastic links for pictures of ACTUAL ocean life. He went straight for the mirror and hanging octopus everytime. Which meant half of our playmat never got used.

When I found out I was pregnant with another child, I quickly made a list of items that I wanted to replace before the new one came along. On that list was the activity gym. I wanted to find one that was easy to transport (we spend alot of time at the grandparents houses!) and one that had very newborn friendly toys. So you can imagine my excitement when I received the Infantino Twist & Fold Activity Gym!

" The Twist & Fold Activity Gym All Around Zoo is designed to help encourage reaching skills and engage the senses. The gym features a high contrast design which is ideal for developing baby’s eyesight and includes detachable and linkable toys such as a 15-second musical toy and mirror. Measures 45.5” in diameter and also features a pop-up pillow which is perfect for tummy time play. Folds in two easy steps making this the ideal gym for travel and easy storage. Ages 0 months +."

 While I don't have Parker here with us yet to tell you how much he loves it, I know that he will! (and how much I will also!) The activity gym is extremely portable and easy to use! While you have to disassemble most playgyms to put away, the Infantino Twist & Fold Activity Gym just twists and latches as one piece! Awesome for us, as we are always losing pieces of things!  It comes with 4  easy to attach toys, all infant friendly, are so bright and colorful! They're also multi-functioning! Not only can you attach them to hand over the baby... there are loops to attach them to the padded bottom for tummy time!

I can already tell that the Infantino Twist & Fold Activity Gym will be a huge hit in our home! It's bright colors and easy of use are sure to win any mom (and baby) over!

I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products as part of my participation.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received for this Review.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Hi everyone!

I wanted to stop in and let everyone know why nothing has been updated or posted lately!

My computers broken!! :-(

I don't know what I did to it but it's pretty bad. Hopefully everything will be fixed by the end of the weekend and things will return to normal!