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Perfectly Perrywinkle Back-To-School

Perfectly Perrywinkle Back-to-SchoolLittle Miss A, my oldest, my first-born had her first day of Pre-K yesterday. In preparation I made sure she had a few days of Little Gym summer camp since she’s been home with me 24/7 pretty much.

And even though summer camp gave her a little taste of what school would be like she was still nervous about going to school.

Days leading up to school DaddyB and I talked school up telling her what it would be like, how much fun she would have, and tried to calm her fears.

Miss As First Day of PreschoolYesterday morning when she woke up she was in a great mood, {which at 4 years old sometimes can be a toss up}, she got dressed in her school uniform, but most importantly added her Perfectly Perrywinkle headband to complete the cutest preschool outfit ever. {Sorry for the mobile pic but our main laptop is in the “shop”.}

Aside from being super cute the headband was customized to Miss A’s school colors, red, white, and navy, and at Perfectly Perrywinkle you can request colors to go with your child’s favorite outfit, your family’s favorite sports team, or you can select one of their pre-made headbands listed on their Etsy site.

The headbands are a little pricier than most of Miss A’s other headbands, but for one she can wear to school anytime we’ll be able to get a lot of use out of it, plus they make perfect gifts, *hint, hint!!

Perfectly Perrywinkle’s headbands are for any age, brand new baby girls through sassy moms and can dress up any outfit. The headbands and materials are made with great care and cute fabric and you can really tell. Make sure you check out their Facebook page and feel free to tell them MommyB sent you.

I received super cute samples of Perfectly Perrywinkle headbands for this review, which in no way effect my opinions expressed in this post. All opinions expressed are mine, however yours may vary,

Dearfoams Slippers {Guest Post}

Dearfoams LogoCall them what you will – house shoes, slippers, bedroom shoes—I call them love. Slipping on my pink terry thongs from Dearform are like wrapping my feet in a hug from a best friend. If I were forced to wear only one pair of shoes for the rest of my life, it would be these house shoes.

As a person that 1) Does not like to wear shoes, and 2) Does not like things sticking to the bottom of her feet, these house shoes fit the bill—perfectly. Unfortunately for me, my husband has put the kibosh on my wearing my favored footwear past the mail box. His philosophy is that, “House shoes are for the HOUSE.”

Dearfoam DF726 Pink Berry StripeThe cushioned soles hold up beautifully to the number of miles I can put on just by simply walking about the house. The thong style emphasizes my love of flip-flops and to not feel confined and overheated by a full house shoe.

I’ve looked at other house shoes in the past and regrettably purchased other brands that promised the same comfort that Dearform slippers offer. My frugal side reasoned that the lesser-priced slippers could not be superior to the Dearforms. Lesson learned, however. Those so-called comparable brands would be somewhat satisfactory for a week or so, but alas, in too-short time the cushioned-sole would have broken down, or a strap would have broken, or some other malady forcing me to purchase an alternate pair.

When I was asked to review a pair of Dearforms, I couldn’t send my reply back fast enough. I knew that these were the Cadillacs of bedroom slippers, and it was my turn to take them for a drive. I will be forever grateful for my chance to give my input. Don’t let the price of the slippers fool you. It is worth the extra investment. The life you will get out of them will only cost pennies in comparison to the cost of replacing multiple lesser-quality brands.

Time will take its toll on my review pair of house shoes. And when that sad day comes, I will mourn until my replacement pair comes.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for writing this post other than the review pair of house shoes/ slippers/bedroom shoes. All opinions, while thought to be true, are mine. I Blog with Integrity.


Heather spends her days (and many late nights) trying to meet the demands of life as a wife, mother, and writer. She blogs about nothing in particular at Cool and Hip, I am Not and is occasionally spotted on Twitter @coolandhip.

Cute Beltz Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

CuteBeltz LogoI love finding great Easter gifts for my children’s baskets that don’t include candy, yet sometimes it’s just hard to find cute gifts that they’ll love and use. But guess what? I found these adorable belts called Cute Beltz that come in many styles for children size 12 months to 6 years.

Mommy’s B{eloved} – I love that the Cute Beltz come in D-ring AND velcro options because Little Miss A can’t quite get the hang of the D ring all by herself and when she goes potty the velcro makes it so much easier to get her pants on and off, so important for potty time and children who like to dress themselves, but can’t quite do it all on their own.

Both boys and girls can enjoy Cute Beltz and each gender has several styles to choose from so if your little one needs belts for several outfits you are in luck and should easily find something to coordinate. I like these for gifts because they’re the perfect price to gift to someone. Read More

BrightZoo {Guest Post}

BrightZoo LogoSpring is upon us with its trench coats, daffodils, fresh air and incredible urge to shop. How can you ignore your “beachy” instincts when vibrant colors, lighter fabrics and whimsical patterns greet you in-store? Visions of your son in a fresh champagne linen suit (Mr. Handsome before he plays soccer in it) or daughter in a pastel sear sucker dress (Little Miss before she drops a chocolate ice cream cone on it), no doubt conjure an exquisite family portrait.

Yes, a seasonal new beginning. But while Spring cleaning inspires you to redesign your home, your closet and your make-up bag, you can rarely afford to re-style all at once direct from the pages of the luxury fashion
magazines you adore. Thanks to our super power savvy mom smarts, we know these days it’s easier to shop quality and avoid paying full price. But the challenge remains: Who has the energy to race to the outlets with little ones in tow? Even when Spring IS calling?

It’s just these types of parenting lifestyle realities, along with style and affordability, that inspired our team to create BrightZoo – an online member mom marketplace where discounted designer and secondhand maternity and children’s products live side by side.

BrightZoo trunk shows feature high-end specialty items at insider prices, for both mom and her brood. And BrightZoo also offers parents the opportunity to buy or sell the essentials – fashionable maternity and children’s clothing, as well as key family items like gear, toys, books, electronics and more. A one-stop shopping arena for parents who are pressed for time and relieved to know they’re getting the best deals out there.

BrightZoo PictureVisit Brightzoo this Tuesday when our Featured Trunk Shows include a fresh mix of collections up to 75% off, including designers Lunette (precious girl clothing), Soft (organic cotton toddler wear), Tree by Kerri Lee (nursery and gift items), Petit Couture (modern luxury basics for girls), Mai Flores (jewelry for Mom) and Adore la Vie (for the elegant little girl). This limited time trunk show ends Friday, so be sure to browse quickly for yourself and your family.

Visit us and register at: http://www.brightzoo.com
Visit this week’s trunk show at: http://brightzoo.com/featured-trunk-shows

With Love,
Kelly and Jessica – BrightZoo Founders

Stella & Dot Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Stella & Dot LogoMeet Stella & Dot, if you haven’t already. You may have heard of Stella & Dot, have a  friend who knows a consultant, or even own a few pieces of their jewelry yourself. But how much do you really know about the behind-the-scenes details of this company?

Do you know that Stella & Dot was founded by, Jessica Herrin, a mom of two girls, and that Stella & Dot was first called Luxe Jewels back then? Did you know that Jessica made the jewelry in her own home and started selling with trunk shows? {Like so many moms today!} Have you heard about the Stella & Dot Foundation, where Stella & Dot give proceeds from some of their jewelry to three different charities helping empower women and girls? Well now you know!

Stella & Dot do so many great things for women alike and they’re also manufacturing and selling some pretty fun pieces of jewelry too. After speaking with Stella & Dot Stylist, Erica Burton, I looked through their extensive catalog and so many pretty pieces jumped out at me because they were flirty, and different from what I see in the stores. I ended up choosing a set of clover earrings and a beautiful clover key necklace to wear and review and loved them both. When they first arrived I got a sweet treat because they were packaged in some of the cutest packaging I’ve received to date, and I’ve gotten a lot of packages! The cute designs, fun comments, and great reusable packaging was a great first impression on me. Read More

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks Giveaway {CLOSED}

SmartKnitKidsSocks run aplenty in the “B” household, in fact I think I could go for weeks on end and not run out of socks for Little Miss A, impressive, I know. Although most of the time she ends up wearing the same 3 or 4 pairs (after I wash them).

Recently, I was approached by SmartKnitKIDS to try out their, “Seamless Sensitivity Socks.” Normally, I probably would have passed, again, mountains-of-socks, however after checking out their fun, buggy, website, I found that these socks have an even greater purpose than just keeping “piggies” warm.

SmartKnitKIDS are perfect for children with sensory processing differences, and are hypersensitive to fabrics and seams. They are great for little feet and will not wrinkle or bunch. Albeit they look a little weird not having any seams and fit a little differently I know Miss A appreciates the comfort and at 3,4,5 and up who’s looking at your socks anyway! Read More

BobbleRoos Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

BobbleroosFor some reason, as a mom who either has most products or has tried them out, I have yet (until this review) been approached to review pillows and blankets. I know it may sound simple and maybe even a little different. At first I was a little skeptical too, but as soon as our BobbleRoos products were delivered the girls were fighting over the pillow and blanket, (I swear they put the kid version of catnip in these pillows, I call it “Kidnip” see:

BobbleRoo Girls Read More

Virescent Fundraiser Eco-Bag Winner

Virescent LogoWow it seems like forever since I’ve drawn a giveaway winner. I guess maybe that’s because there has been so much going on in life lately. Things are going great though and I hope that each of you are having a wonderful year so far. Hope you enjoyed your Groundhog’s Day too!

And now, for the winner, of a Virescent bag…..the grand prize winner this giveaway is…… Read More

Sound Beginnings Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Sound BeginningsNo, I’m not pregnant again, I swear, actually it’s not even possible unless someone played a joke on me 10 months ago when Baby C was born. Luckily, through my circle of moms groups, Facebook friends, and Miss A’s activities I have parents in all walks of live willing to try out products for MommyBKnowsBest. I actually have quite a few pregnant friends, (some of them don’t have a belly yet) but Miss Kim was willing to help me out with this Sound Beginnings review. Thanks Miss Kim!

Sound Beginnings is a Multiple Award-Winning maternity belt that allows pregnant mothers to share music with their unborn child, in a safe, comfortable environment. If you’re saying, “I’ve seen this product a million times,” you may have, but there are a few aspects that make it different from the other maternity belts being sold. Read More

Virescent Reusable Bags Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Virescent LogoWe all know that as adults it’s hard to find time to get things accomplished, heck I have days when it’s hard for me to even muster up the energy to tie my shoes much less volunteer. And while I always have good intentions on helping out, not all of them are something I follow through with. I know it’s sad, but perhaps you can sympathize with me.  News articles document overworked Moms just like us those who want to help but have volunteer burn-out.

I always hear parents complaining about their children’s fundraising efforts as well, “There are so many!”, “Why do they make the kids do this?”, “I’m so over it.” Well, let’s add one more eco-friendly fundraiser to that bunch, how about Virescent. But wait just a minute, Virescent isn’t really your average fundraiser. First off, it doesn’t involve candy, magazines, or wrapping paper, I know you’re thrilled about that! Read More