Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: April 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Reusable Food Pouches Review

Babies eat a lot of food.  Problem is, you usually can't grab something for them when your on a long trip and maybe hitting up the drive thru's for a hike or picnic in the mountains.  It's a total bummer, especially if you make your own baby food.  It means having to pack a bunch of glass jars which can break on a hike or even just in the car leaving a huge mess or a ton of Tupperware which takes up a lot of space in a bag or cooler.  So, what is a mom to do who makes her own baby food?  

Universal Air Vent Mount Review

I just got my first smart phone about a month ago and am still learning to use it and work with it's size.  In the past I just slipped my little flip phone in a cup holder or left it in my pocket when I was in the car.  Now, the new phone doesn't exactly fit in the cup holder without falling out when you take pretty much any corner and it's too big to leave in a jean pocket.  Kinda a problem when you drive a big SUV and it falls on the floor, it pretty much just lives their the rest of the trip because the car is too big to just lean across at the next light.  So, much for the navigation app that was helping me to find the place I was trying to go!

Ladybug Clip Review

My little one is teething and tends to lose his teethers left and right.  I've found that freezing or chilling some pacifiers can work while I'm disinfecting the teethers.  I have some great teething necklaces, but when I'm not holding him the teethers tend to get lost.  Still teether, chilled pacifier they all seem to drop and then I'm either searching his seat for them or trying to figure out where he lost them on his crawling expedition around the house.  It is such a pain!  

Fabness Review

Since becoming a mom one of my favorite things to decorate the house with is art, pictures, basically anything that has to do with my kids and family.  They make the best focal points on a wall and make any house into a home.  This fall we went up into the fall leaves and took some photo's that I just love.  I've been trying to find a way to display one of the family that happens to be my favorite!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BFLF Brands 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set Just Bamboo Review

Miss Cakes is really getting into cooking.  We have even set aside a cubbard just for her to store her cooking supplies.  She loves to get new supplies and loves testing them out.  All I hear is about how she is a real baker and needs to make sure it is working so she can cook like a master chef!  

Mosquito Repellent Bracelet Product Review

I hate bug season!  Ever since I was a kid I've always felt like I was more of a buffet line during this season than anything else.  The itching after being bit is terrible and I hate having to cover myself in pepto-pink from the calamine lotion that never works permanently.  Sadly, my kids seem to inherit my buffet line blood and they love to play outside which is a bad combo!

MeasuPro BPM-20A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review

You never know what will happen in life.  During my last pregnancy I ended up having issues with the circulation in my legs.  Many mommy to be's may find themselves having pre-eclampsia and needing to monitor their BP.  Sometimes, it pays to be prepared.

LTD Commodities Review and Giveaway!

So, we have been invited to be on board with the LTD Commodities Spring Garden campaign.  We, of course, accepted and placed an order to help make this summer a fun one while sprucing up the garden a bit!  Check out my experience ordering from this site, enter our $25 Gift Code Giveaway, and learn what #letyourgnomeroam is all about! 

Super Sad today! We will Miss visiting this guy!

It is with great sadness that we disclose the untimely passing of our rescued green sea turtle, Frye. Frye had many long-term health issues and unfortunately succumbed to his injuries last week. Unable to live in the wild, Frye was given a second chance at SEA LIFE and brought many magical moments to our guests. We welcome your favorite Frye photos and memories.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

2 Longest Lasting Super Bright Rim Lights - Personalized LED Colorful Wheel Lights Review

It is hot in AZ, but we haven't quite gotten the night light hours yet.  So, to keep things cool we go outside early in the day and then again late in the evening.  This way we still get the outside time and some Vit. D, but don't get burned in the process.  The problem is that the kids want to ride their bikes and I don't trust other people to slow down on a cul-de-sac.  For this reason we teach the kids to get on the side walk when ever they see a car at all, but I also want to make sure the cars see them. So, reflectors on the tires, and light colored bikes help, but why not add a little more?

2 USB Reading Lamp with Flexible Gooseneck Review

If you are a mom and you have done anything that isn't kid related like try to read a book, study for a class, worked, blogged, or anything else than chances are you can relate.  I often find myself burning the midnight oil getting last minute things done.  Studying old text books to refresh myself in a degree that I no longer use. Blogging on the computer to review products and share my thoughts with you, and on occasion working on a plethora of work data sheets for the daycare.  All need doing and most have to wait for the kiddo's to go to bed before I can get started.  Added problem I've been having is a baby sleeping near by who doesn't exactly enjoy lights on while sleeping, plus the hubby who is trying to snore on the other side of me doesn't like the lights to be on either.   What is a busy mom to do?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Francois et Mimi Stainless Steel French Coffee Press Review

Mother's day is coming up, but we don't always have the ability to just take a spa day and hunker away from the reason we have the day to celebrate.  So, why not combine spending time with the family with something fun that they wouldn't normally do? I say let's bring back the tea party!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yumms BBQ Baking Mat review

I love to BBQ, but I hate to do it for just one meal!  It just takes so much time setting it up and then cleaning it up afterward.  You have to not only prep the grill, but the meat as well for that yummy BBQ taste!  So, when I BBQ I fill the grill and make dinner for the week.  This way we can have something delicious and home cooked guaranteed every night and their is a variety since so much can be done with marinating meat! Still, that annoying scraping and scrubbing of the grill after cooking is such a drag! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ever had a day that's a totally Coffee Break Kind a Day?

 Let's break it down for ya!  Check this out about how coffee makes the workplace go round and in this house, it makes the mommy go round!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sleep Well for Kids Under the Sea Review and Giveaway

When I did my yoga training we were blessed to experience a guided meditation.  It was great.  Relaxing, destressing something I wish I could do more now that I have 3 kids.  So I was really interested in checking out a mediation CD for the kiddo's!  

Alite Advanced LED Plant Grow Light Review

I live in Arizona.  The soil is desert soil and sucks for growing.  Add the lack of rain, extreme heat, and my black (not green) thumb and most plants don't survive with us.  So, I'm going to try this year to make it easy on myself.  We are going to use soil plants think is yummy, lots of water, and we are avoiding the heat by growing indoors.  Maybe this year I will be able to get something to grow that isn't drought tolerant!

Seed Starter Trays 3 Pack Product Review

My daughter wants to be a chef and a doctor.  So, part of being both of those is learning to nurture and help things grow.  It is important to find a way for something small to develop in a healthy way.  So, we are starting a garden.  Only problem is that everything I grow outside that isn't drought resistant fry's under the sun.  So, we are growing inside.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

DoggieLawn Full Sized Fido Real Grass Potty Box Review

Arizona is hot and on doggy paws it can be brutal.  It sucks but a lot of the landscaping around here is rock or some other desert motif, we had some faux grass installed, but all of it under the sun equals hot on the puppy paws!

3 in 1 Wine Chiller, Aerator, Pourer with Self Closing Lid

 I enjoy having a glass of wine now and again.  While I tend to favor the reds, a lot of spring foods are better paired with a white wine.  I just don't have the time to take the bottle off the cabinet, chill it, decanter it, and then pour a glass.  I usually don't even decide to drink one until later in the day when I have a better idea at the type of evening I will have.  Will everyone go to bed on time, is the evening going to be a rush, or will I remember to have a glass at the end of it all?  So, what is a wine lover to do when they can't properly prep for a white wine?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I see me book review and National Siblings Day Contest link!

My daughter is an amazing big sister and in honor of national siblings day being on the 10th of this week we decided to add something special to her Easter Basket!  A book!  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Francois et Mimi Roll-Top Bread Bin

I have always wanted a bread box!  I don't know why, but I love the idea of one sitting on top of a counter.  That said, I didn't really know how to use a bread box?  Do you just stick the bread you bought still in the bag inside, do you have to place anything else in the box, and other than looking interesting on a counter what is the purpose? I had to do a little research before I knew exactly what it is used for.  

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