New from Rumparooz Cloth Diapers – Sherbert!

Rumparooz Sherbert

There's quite a few fun things releasing in the cloth diaper industry this week!  Another one of my absolute favorite brands is Rumparooz.  They are coincidentally, also from Colorado!  They revealed some fun new prints and this gorgeous pink color at the ABC Kids Expo last month.  You can FINALLY purchase Sherbert today at your favorite cloth diaper retailers. Sherbert is a beautiful bright pink that is perfect for your little princess; but even a prince would wear this vivid color!  Real mean wear pink, right!! Why do I love Rumparooz? The owners, Julie & Chad, are hilarious in person.  They have an amazing sense of humor and Julie scares me daily with pictures of spiders (I'll spare you the details).  Julie started the company in her home when her own infant was having reactions from disposables.  Julie's mom taught her how to sew at a young age so she decided to sew diapers for her child.  That is how the Rumparooz family of diapers were born.  Where would we be today ... [ Read More ]

NEW from Thirsties – One Size All In One Cloth Diaper

Thirsties One Size AIO

They've done it again! The wonderful team at Thirsties in Colorado has just released their new one-size all-in-one diaper!  One size to fit all your babies; infants and toddlers.  All-in-One so it's super easy to put on, with no extra pieces to stuff or add.  They go on just like a disposable, without all the waste. Just the facts: Fits 8-40lbs 4 layers of absorbent microterry Lined with super stay-dry microsuede Available in snaps or hook&loop closure Available in a rainbow of colors and prints More absorbent than the Duo AIO Dries faster than the Duo AIO Machine washable Made in the USA Available now at Kelly's Closet! If you've never tried the Thirsties brand, today is the day you should add one to your stash.  The company is one of the most reliable and respectable companies in the cloth diaper industry. Learn more about the company by watching their video below. To watch it directly on YouTube: Thirsties Modern Cloth Diapers  To learn ... [ Read More ]

New @ California Pizza Kitchen Tampa #NewCPK #TBBloggers #Ad

#NewCPK #TBBloggers

I have found an amazing group of Tampa area bloggers and was fortunate enough to be invited to an event with California Pizza Kitchen.  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen me sharing pictures during the day of our event.  California Pizza Kitchen in Tampa (International Mall) treated us like royalty and let us taste some of their favorite appetizers, cocktails, main plates, and desserts.  They also treated us with gift certificates to bring our families back to try out their new menu items.  I want to thank Denise with Tampa Bay Bloggers (and RunDMT blog) for organizing the details of the event with California Pizza Kitchen; I don't think I've laughed this hard in a long time. ...and my stomach still hasn't recovered! I ate so much food that day, I think I left 5 lbs heavier. This group photo of all of us (minus Marisa who had to leave early) is one of my favorite photos from the day.  Take a look at the wall behind us which is made from recovered wine ... [ Read More ]

DIY Izzy Costume – Disney’s Jake & Never Land Pirates

Izzy Costume Disney Jr

  It's super quick and easy, I promise!! All you need is 10 minutes and a few items you may already have in your closet (err....your child may have in their closet).  To learn how to make this No-Sew Izzy costume (<---click for directions) from Jake & the Never Land Pirates, click over to Tampa Bay Moms Blog where I post easy to follow directions. While you're there, don't forget to register for the bump, baby & beyond event going on this Wednesday night in Tampa.  I'll be there hosting the Cloth Diaper Discovery Tampa for Kelly's Closet. You can read more about that here: Tampa's Premiere Baby Event To register: Bump Tickets on Eventbrite ... [ Read More ]

50 Questions Answered – Vlog Style

A blogger friend of mine (Jen from Me, Myself and Jen) tagged me to answer 50 questions about myself, so I decided to answer them in a vlog!  I hope you don't get too annoyed with the prancing pug who's making clicking noises as he walks around the living room.  I really need to get him some puppy socks! If you want to watch this video directly on YouTube: After filming this I realized that I'm pretty boring and don't have a lot of "favorites!"  I also don't remember too many things. What questions do you still have for me?  Anything you'd like me to answer?  Just ask in the comments. I'm also tagging Jenny, Kim, and Maria to answer 50 things about themselves!  Can't wait to hear your responses. ... [ Read More ]

Zevia – A Better Soda? #momsmeet

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda

  Are you a soda drinker? Do you let your kids drink soda?  What I'm about to tell you may shock you, but I hope you'll still love me at the end of the day. I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meets blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinions on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. I don't drink a ton of soda, but I do enjoy a nice bubbly glass (bottle, can) of soda about 1-2 times a week.  I usually reserve my soda intake for when we go out to eat.  We usually have a bottle of soda in the house for mixed drinks (Coke, rum, and a splash of lime....enough said).  We limit the soda intake in our kids but we don't restrict soda completely; again they don't get it at home and usually only ask for it when at a restaurant.  I applaud parents who can be strict about ... [ Read More ]

Tampa’s Bump, Baby & Beyond Event – October 22nd (Giveaway)

Bump Baby Beyond Tampa

Do you live in the Tampa Bay area? Are you a new mom, expecting mom, or soon-to-be mom? You absolutely have to attend the Tampa Bay Moms Blog - bump, baby & beyond event on October 22nd. Why should you attend? Every attendee will receive tasty treats, sweets, chair massages, swag bags, tickets for the raffle prizes, and Q&A sessions with baby educators from around the Bay.  Did I mention swag bags already?? When & Where? October 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. (In Carrollwood) Guess what else?  I'll be there hosting the Intro to Cloth Diapers table/session sponsored by Kelly's Closet, Thirsties, Rumparooz, Spray Pal, Balm Baby, and Project Pomona!!  I'll be there to answer any questions you may have about cloth diapers.  I'll have product samples available so you can decide if cloth diapering is an option for your family.  Plus, at the end of the event, I'll be including several of the samples in the raffle!! Enter to win 2 tickets to ... [ Read More ]

Ecocentric Mom Box Review October


The mailman once again delivered my small box of eco-friendly goodies (sent to me for review from Ecocentric Mom - affiliate link).  My mail guy (Jeffrey) knows when to bring the bundle of goodies to my door and when to leave them in the mailbox; this is one of those times when he knocks. Since his deliveries have become later and later in the day, I have to fight my kids for a few minutes of peace while I open MY box.  I explain to them that MAYBE I'll share some of the goods with them....MAYBE! I slowly cut a slit in the packing tape and find the pretty pink tissue paper staring up at me with love. I resist the urge to rip the paper and tear into the goods.  Instead I gently pull open the tissue paper to see what awaits me.  This month was fun, and I did end up sharing a few things with my kids. The Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin book came just in time for my newest little bookworm to enjoy for Fall.  You can find this adorable board book (and other books by Tad ... [ Read More ]

Fun Things To Do at TradeWinds Island Resort With Kids

Fun Things To Do at TradeWinds Island Resort With Kids

If you're looking for a fun place to take your kids for a fun filled day (or week) on the beach, consider visiting St. Pete Beach and the TradeWinds Island Resort.  The weather is still warm in Florida this Fall and the water is still warm enough to swim.  My daughter and I were invited to spend a day at TradeWinds earlier this summer and I'm ready to go back! I hold a special place in my heart for St. Pete Beach. When I was growing up, my Grandmother lived one block from TradeWinds and I spent a lot of time as a child playing in the Gulf of Mexico. I remember vividly walking down to the beach with our arms full of sand toys.  I remember vividly how she used to sit on the beach for hours reading her books.  I remember vividly walking down the street to Larry's Ice Cream.  I used to love picking out a new souvenir at the little shop in front of her complex.  I still get a little teary eyed when I drive past the complex where she used to live (she died when I was in high ... [ Read More ]

Nut-Free School Lunch Ideas – Fun With Lunch Series

Nut Free School Lunch Ideas

Have a little fun with your kids lunches this year.  You don’t have to spend hours creating beautiful Bento Boxes that look like Hello Kitty to make them fun.  Your kids will love the little touches and I promise, you can do this in less than 5 minutes! With an increased awareness of nut allergies, many classrooms and schools are going nut-free for everyone.  I know that my daughter's class is completely nut-free (a few children in her class have nut-allergies) and it can be challenging to find things they will eat that comply with the nut-free zone.  As a mom who loves peanut butter, it hurts to have to spend a little extra money on peanut-free butters - but the lives of the other children are worth more than those few dollars.  I'm thankful that I don't have to stress out about my child being exposed to nuts in the classroom because it only takes one small encounter for an allergic child to have a reaction that could be fatal. Note: Some of the products featured in this post ... [ Read More ]