Freedom Planner Review

Ever since I had my daughter, I have been very disorganised. To the point that I never remember when my appointments are until the day before. You know when they send those reminder texts/calls.

In my attempt to get organised, I knew I needed a planner. For some reason, I am not capable of using digital planners and getting the same results as when I write everything down. There was an opportunity to review the Freedom Planner for a discount rate for my honest review. It fit my needs perfectly, therefore, I had to do it! Right? 🙂

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Now, what I love about this planner is that it provides everything I need and more! Plus, it has a sleek design! With the Freedom Planner, you get a detailed yearly planner. The even provide notes on how to get organised! As well as a dream board, and other things to get you in the direction that you want to go in life.

On design, it’s black with their symbol on the front! It’s also slim and perfect size to fit in your bag! They provide a beautiful blue ribbon that is attached to the planner to mark your place. The only con about this design is that the material on the outside does take show fingerprints easily. Other than that, this planner by Freedom Planner is perfect.

Overall, I can’t find a single thing I hate about this planner. I believe the Freedom Planner is perfection. It not only keeps me organised, but I love the motivation aspects that the Freedom Planner provides. For example, it has areas for goals, inspirational quotes, and other wonderful features that will keep you motivated and organised. Even though, the planner does retail at $35.97 on Amazon Prime, I will definitely be repurchasing it for 2017. To me, I found the planner is worth every penny!

 

Products Mentioned:
Freedom Planner: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T1ZG92S?redirect=true&ref_=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

Premium Patented High Quality Car Trash Bag/Storage Bag

Let’s face it with a child, it’s beyond easy for your car to become messy. I love car storage. I have a storage system on the passenger side for all those things that you may or may not need in your car with a child. I also have a tote for all our car toys right by my sweet girl’s carseat. The only thing I lacked was a trash can.
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I recently got to review the Premium Patented High Quality Car Trash Can/ Storage Bag sold by Home Health Check for a discount for my honest review. I did find this bag great quality. The fabric and stitching are durable and high quality.
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One of my favourite things about this bag is that it connects to the headrest of your seat. This makes it easy for me to even move it to the far back of the suv to make passengers in the backseat more comfortable. I also love how you can remove the inside pouch to easily wash it!
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You also have two bottle holders. I personally, don’t like the idea of putting my drinks near my trash. However, if you are using this as a storage bag. I don’t see a problem with it.

Another thing it has is a small zip pouch that is great for putting small things that you may need. Which I also find disgusting if you are using it for a trash bag!

Lastly, it has this thing for putting kleenex in it. However, it seems more like a hassle then it’s worth.

My verdict is: Overall, I like it. However, I think it needs some improvement or maybe I am just grossed out easily. 🙂 I think , though, that nearly $17 dollars on amazon prime is kinda high for this bag. There are cheaper and different alternatives that you could use.

Product Mentioned:
Premium Car Trash Bag/Storage Bag: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BSWOI9C?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

 

Baltic Wonder’s Baltic Amber Necklace Review

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I have a teething toddler, like I am sure many mothers and fathers do. Let me tell you something, I am sure all you know those canine teeth are little bitches. Those cute, little teeth coming in put our children in misery. Let’s not to mention the lack of sleep they cause for both the child and the parent.

This is my third amber necklace for my toddler. The first one, my sweet mother in law thought we were asking for one for Christmas for me, but we were asking for our little. The other one, I bought in her size, but it had the pull apart with pressure feature. Both of these were wonderful and high quality. Both were purchased at Itsy Bitsy Bums, which is one of my favourite stores to go to as a mother. When I got the opportunity to review this Amber Necklace by Baltic Wonder for a discount for my honest and unbiased review, I had to jump on it.
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Now with Baltic Wonder, you get a high quality amber necklace that 32-33 cm. long. It also comes in a stylish brown b It also comes with a certificate of authenticity. It also retails for $16.99 on Amazon Prime.
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One of my favourite things about this necklace is the fit. My toddler is almost two years old, and this necklace fits her perfectly! I don’t have to worry about her pulling it off and making it a toy. Especially, when she is running around playing with it, and you have no idea where it ends up!

My toddler loves wearing this necklace. In fact, she cries if you try to take it off. I would definitely say it’s absolutely comfortable for her! It also is fabulously stylish with a purpose.

Now, I am sure you are wondering if it actually works. To be honest, I was absolutely doubtful that amber necklaces work! I don’t know if it a pseudocertainty effect or it actually works, but I know this my toddler can actually fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. We even go through less Hyland Teething Tablets and Punkin Butt.(Which by the way are wonderful teething solutions.)

Products Mentioned:
Baltic Wonder Amber Necklace: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M5CMRNE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
Healing Hazel Amber Necklace From Itsy Bitsy Bums: http://itsy-bitsy-bums.myshopify.com/collections/teething-and-amber/products/healing-hazel-baltic-amber-childs-necklace-raw
Hyland Teething Tablets: http://hylands.com/products/hylands-baby-teething-tablets
Punkin Butt:http://itsy-bitsy-bums.myshopify.com/collections/teething-and-amber/products/punkin-butt-teething-oil

 

 

 

Polar Pad Cooling Towel

Summer is coming! For all you babywearing mommas, I am sure you know that carrier your kid in a carrier can get hot in those high temperatures. Last year, someone told me about using a cooling towel when I was carrier my little. It actually makes a difference in those terrible high temperatures. Polar Pad is perfect for this! I just place it between my child and my body. It keeps both of us cool and comfortable! Plus, it takes away the misery of carrying her in the high heat!

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Polar Pad is a PVA Towel. They claim that it will cool your body down 30 degrees. In those high temperatures that is definitely a blessing! The Polar Pad that I received is blue. I love the cute little bear paws on one side. I am sure you can see my toddler has been running around with it! What I love about the Polar Pad or any PVA Towel is how easy they are to use. By the way, you could even cut them up to be the perfect size for your kid!

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The instructions are easy. They are: Rinse Polar Pad with warm water before each use. After that you soak it in cold water, and then bam it’s ready! Now, when you are done with your pad, you are going to want to rinse it out and ring all the water out. When you are done, it’s important to fold it up (where it can fit in the container) and let it dry COMPLETELY. After it is dried COMPLETELY, put it back in it’s container. The Polar Pad is going to dry hard like a rock. You want this to happen prior to putting it in the container. I had another one prior from a different company that I absolutely loved. However, I did not know to this and it molded. It was disgusting!

Washing it is also easy. You can just throw it in the washer. However, do not throw it in the dryer! Ps. You can also put in the refrigerator, but not the freezer!

My overall thoughts about the Polar Pad is that I love it! It makes going out in the heat or carrying a kid in the carrier easy as pie! I, also, think the price is reasonable. It retails for $9.75. Personally, I think PVC Towels are all the same. So, if you find a better deal, you probably aren’t missing anything!

I did get this for a discount for my honest and unbiased review.

Products Mentioned:
Polar Pad: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XWTQODI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

InstaNatural Essential Oil Diffuser Review

 

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The InstaNatural Essential Oil is a stylish diffuser that holds 100 ml. I love that it is so sleek and stylish. The diffuser has a pretty blue LED light that you can turn off. I also love that it has an auto-turnoff. This is great for those nights when I don’t need another thing to worry about after my toddler falls asleep.

From being a beginner with essential oils, I do find this a great diffuser to start with. The InstaNatural Essential Oil Diffuser is beyond easy to set up and clean out. I clean out mine often. I find it easy for it to get dirty.

What I am thankful about this diffuser is that the InstaNatural Essential Oil Diffuser gave me the opportunity to figure out what works to get my toddler to sleep. Now, my toddler is one of those, I don’t believe in sleep kids. However, with this diffuser and essential oils, we have found our solution for an easy sleep routine!

I do have a few issues with this diffuser. My first one is, it just doesn’t work in our living room. Our living room is connected to our dining room and kitchen, though. My last con is the price. Even though, it is perfect for a beginner, I find nearly forty is a steep price for this device. It does the job for me in small rooms. Due to those reasons, I can’t fathom telling someone this is the one you should buy for what it retails for.

I did receive this for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are clearly all my own opinions.

The InstaNatural Essential Oil retails exactly for $39.97 on Amazon Prime.
The link to order is:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OOBEQWY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

 

 

 

INTIMINA Lily Cup Review

 

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The INTIMINA Lily Cup retails for $39.95 on Amazon prime.

The INTIMINA Lily Cup comes with your Lily cup, an instruction book, and cute little bag to hold your cup.

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Before I get to the cup, the instruction book that comes with is very informative, especially for beginners. (My daughter ran off of it, so I can’t post detailed pictures of it!) The mesh bag is amazing! It’s one of the most high quality bags that I have ever had come with a menstrual cup!!

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The design of the INTIMINA Lily Cup is fantastic! It has a slanted top, however, it has a leak proof top! So you don’t have to worry about it leaking when you take out! It does have an area to pour it out. The medical-grade silicone feels like heaven. It’s the softest and mostly lovely silicone that I have ever seen on a menstrual cup! The grips are on the stem of the cup. If you need to trim your stem due to low cervix, that may be a problem if you need to cut your stem.  Also, they’re the only menstrual cup that has spines, which is where the silicone is thicker to for your cup to open with ease.

On sizing of the Lily Cup, there are two. Size A that is recommended for women who have never had a child or a cesarean birth. Size B for women who have had a vaginal birth or have been diagnosed with a weak pelvic floor. However, I am going to warn you that on menstrual cups, one size does not fit all. I have been using menstrual cups for over a year. I can honestly say that even after having a vaginal birth that I wear the smaller size on all the menstrual cups that I have tried. You can always go to a gynecologist or a midwife to have them measure your cervix. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has a long cervix.

You can use so many folds with the Lily Cup. My personal favourite is the punch down fold. However, the INTIMINA Lily Cup is the only one that you can roll up to the size of the tampon. This makes it a perfect cup if you are switching from tampons to a cup.

INTIMINA has an amazing list of why a menstrual cup is superior to a tampon. The first one that I am going to mention is that you only have to change it every 12 hours. (Maybe more on your heavy days, but still far less than what you have to with a tampon.) You will forget that you are wearing them, they are comfortable. If they are positioned right, you won’t even feel it.  So, no uncomfortable pad feeling or strings hanging out! One of my favourites is that it doesn’t cause dryness. For all you breastfeeding mums, you know the lack estrogen can cause dryness down there. There’s no way that I would want to add to more uncomfortable dryness down there. Also, your cup has no odors or fibers! Others include the Lily Cup is hypoallergenic, will not cause irritation, and will protect your intimate balance.

Over all, I love this cup. It was so comfortable. The Lily Cup was beyond easy to insert and get it open! When I had the Sckoon, I could never get it to pop open. This is definitely competition to the cup that I thought was my goldilocks cup!

I did receive this for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are all my own opinions. You can ask me anything you like!

 

Products Mentioned:
Intimina Lily Cup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BL1137Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
Sckoon Menstrual Cup: http://www.amazon.com/SckoonCup-Made-USA-Registered–alternative/dp/B00DJU6AHA/ref=sr_1_13?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453660225&sr=1-13&keywords=sckoon+cup

 

 

GreBago Drawstring Backpack Review

After having my daughter and surviving three moves. My purses just didn’t make it out alive. However, I have never really been a purse person. I am more of a wallet, I hate carrying things around. If I do it, it has to be an across the body bag or a backpack. Having a child, though, means sometimes you will carrying loads of stuff. Especially during potty training ages. My lovely daughter has been almost completely potty trained since she was 12 months. However, we do still have those occasional accidents.

Like today, I went in to Ulta with my husband and my daughter to grab a couple things. Whilst, trying to decide which Nyx Suede Cream Lipstick to get. (If you are wondering, I went with Soft-Spoken.) My child, of course, had an accident. Please, tell me, I am not the only mother who has had that embarrassing moment.

This means I definitely needed a bag that matched my black winter boots!

Now, to the point! I received my GreBago Women’s Backpack a couple days ago. It came in this nice sack. I was actually shocked it was my bag that came in the mail, as I wasn’t expecting it to come in such a nice packaging that I can reuse for other purchases. The one I purchased is a dark purple faux leather and has a drawstring. I will post my pros and cons at the bottom, if you just want to get exactly to the point.

Design: It’s quite stylish. The bag has this fake texture in their faux leather to try to resemble a unique leather. At least, I believe it’s trying to resemble a type of leather. The stitching is beautiful. I love how it sticks out against the leather. The front pocket has a zig zag stitching.

On the side pockets, the GreBago Bag has these little metal accents. I find they add character.

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The buckles, zippers, and all the metal on it, is stunning and sturdy. However, I could not find any details on what type of metal it is. Sorry! I will update as soon as I find out!

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The GreBago Bag has a wonderful stylish zip up straps. I can’t decide if I love this or hate. However, if you love going from backpack to shoulder back, this maybe a nice option for you. The labeling of the brand Xiangyu is everyone. From your zippers, to the black label in the front, and on the buckles. (Ignore the fact I had paint on my hands!)

 

Lastly on design, I hate, I mean hate the fabric on the inside. It is supposed to be polyester. It’s loud as ****. You can hear it if you touch it, something moves in your purse. However, I will give it credit saying that I don’t think it would tear easy at all. I do not hear it when I am out and about, though.

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On to storage: With this back, you get your main storage area that every purse as. :p In that area, you have a zip up pocket and two other small pockets that you can stuff your goodies into. The front pocket that has the zig zag stitching is a nice size. On each side you get two pockets. One is a slanted pocket that you would only be able to fit something small. The other pocket with the unique metal studs are big enough to fit that old Motorola Rzr. Remember those guys! Lastly you get a nice size pocket on the back as well. It goes all the way to the bottom! Today, I had fit my Lennylamb Toddler Carrier and a couple sets of clothes for my daughter and I still had tons of room to spare.

Quality: I am not going to say that it’s a highest quality, it’s definitely not. The faux leather feels like faux leather. :p It will not feel as strong and sturdy as actual leather. I have only had one faux leather bag tear ever. It was after several years of owning the bag. My daily brown bag that I take when taking my toddler out is faux leather as well. It has lasted for almost 2 years by me. I bought it whilst thrift shopping. So, you knows how old that bad boy is. :p

Price: $48.00 on Amazon Prime

 

Pros: The GreBago is beautiful with amazing storage. If you aren’t hard on bags, it should last for a good while.

Cons: One of my drawstrings keep coming undone. The inside fabric is loud. The branding is everywhere! Lastly, the price isn’t a pro for me!

My verdict is that: I personally love and enjoy this bag. It’s perfect for lugging my stuff, as well as my kids when we’re out in about. I find it stylish and cute. For the price, you are getting a great stylish bag. However, myself not being a purse person, I wouldn’t feel comfortable spending so much on this bag. If you are a bag person, this maybe the perfect bag for you!

Disclaimer: I did receive this bag for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are all my own opinions.

 

Products Mentioned:

GreBago Back pack: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012EZQFLG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Nyx Suede Lipstick: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/liquid-suede-cream-lipstick/NYX_201.html

Motorola Rzr: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-V3-Unlocked-Camera-Player/dp/B0016JDBYG

Lennylamb Carrier: http://5mr.com/products/lenny-lamb-ergonomic-full-buckle-carrier-poseidon-poseidon-on-panel-cotton