Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Mothers Truth.

I'm a busy busy mama today but I wanted to stop by and leave you with this truth to ponder.

Tomorrow I'll be doing a review of my diaper from an Okanagan Wahm, happy Thursday friends :)

Ttfn <3

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Scrinchables Review #1

For my first ever review I am very excited to tell you all about Scrinchables. This Wahm makes and sells a variety of  "crunchy" products for both mom and baby, and I will do a series of reviews over time for each product she offers. The one I would like to start with is the 'Scrinchable' itself....."ookkaay?" You might be thinking. "What on earth IS a Scrinchable?" Well friend, it is a giraffe, an elephant, a monster, a dinosaur, a car,  a turtle and an owl. These are The Most adorable squishy things and a must have for your baby. They are not just stuffed animals. In the feet, ears, nose..(or whatever depending on which scrinchable you choose) they have a scrinchy material (hence the name) which babies love. They have taggies for wee fingers to explore and are made with a variety of textured materials. The best part about these? they are almost all one of a kind items and she even offers customs. I absolutely love that baby bear has a cuddly stuffy I know was made with care and that I was able to hand pick the colors and materials it was made with. 
Interested in a couple for yourself? (er, I mean your baby of course.) 
check out the Facebook page here ---->>  Scrinchables <<----

My (I mean Baby Bears) Elephant and Giraffe, These are the minky sides. You can see the cool little taggies and the "scrinch" is in the elephants ear as well as the giraffes feet.

I believe these sides are both cotton. Are those not the most beautiful prints? I adore the damask and the leaf print and was lucky to score them before someone else scooped them up. These are my little girls favorite stuffies. She knows quality when she sees/snuggles it. :)

If you love buying local and wahm made than this is the shop for how can you resist that much CUTE? ..still debating? stay tuned for my next Scrinchables review, I'm pretty sure I own at least one of everything she has to offer. 

Until next time local and keep smiling.

p.s. If you are already lucky enough to own a Scrinchable or two, post a pic below and tell us why you love it. ...also if you're new scroll back to the first post for the Family Introduction. 
ttfn <3

It's my Party and I'll Whine if I want to....

So I have been MIA from the blog lately, you know how it goes when you have mini dictators living in your house controlling your every move..and by dictators I mean children of course. (insert understanding nods here)
We have been one busy family for the last couple months and one broke family too..when you have kids and those kids have friends you will undoubtedly have been invited to a birthday party or two or three or ten. (Not to mention the parties you have thrown for your own hoard) We have been to a party for every single weekend for the last 2 months, none older than 4 and some as young as 2..I have eaten enough cake to make the average adult cringe and believe me I do, cringe that is, each time I receive one of those happy "Come celebrate with us" invites my teeth shudder and my cheeks pucker and my gut screams in agony...yet there I am anyway stuffing that frosting filled goodness down my throat like I love it..and I do...until it's gone, then I spend the next 2 days hating myself and feeling sick. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Throwing THAT is Mama Bears forte. I absolutely love the thrill of picking out new colors of streamers and making my own icing. I adore hand picking toys and treats for the goody bags and setting up everything just right in the house and having people over saying "Oh look at the lovely job you did" "you are such a great mom" "The kids are so lucky to have you" (Ok so maybe they don't fawn that much...until I grill them about the decor, do you like it? do you? DO YOU? (jk :P)) I sit there in my living room sipping a well deserved cup of coffee in all my glory, reveling in the beauty of my party throwing skills...then the first of the guests arrive (DING DONG) in comes another and another and slowly, bit by bit, my beautiful party room is torn to shreds, the balloons are being popped and hyped up sugar monsters are screaming and tearing down the streamers and throwing food all over and trying to rip into my beautifully wrapped gifts and i think to myself.."Why do I do this S***?" Next time I'm renting a bowling alley and leaving the decorations up to the staff, My sanity is definitely worth the extra $$$ not to have to clean up after these hellions. I say that now but Next birthday to roll around and here I'll be all Giddy about the Organza goody bags with the little labels that our guests will probably not appreciate :) That is the life of a SAHM.

Stay tuned because I may have a review or two coming up for some WAHMs that I adore and you should too. If you know of a WAHM that needs a review shoot me a link in the comments below, if you ARE a WAHM and want me to review for you then email me at ..lastly if you have a review blog that needs exposure let me know..scratch my back and I'll scratch yours ;)

Shop Local and Keep Smiling :)
-Mama Bear.

p.s. sorry for the lack of pictures..Camera battery is dead.