Fun Footwear

I came across monkey toes via twitter more specific via Lizzie Sorensen.   I truly admire Lizzie’s taste; I decided to check out www.monkey-toes.com.  I truly loved the shoes, socks and shirts because they are fun and adorable animal and insect themed. The Monkey-Toes family consists of five original designs - Buzzy Bees (bumblebee themed), Little Ladies (ladybug themed), Spunky Spiders (spider themed), Leap Frogs (frog themed), and Little Piggies (pig themed).  The shoes are sooo adorable and comfortable that you wish she made adult sizes too…

Designer Jenny Ford

A stylish mom wanting to keep her daughters looking cute as a button, for Jenny Ford, understanding this age old truth brought forth more than peace of mind during her morning dressing routine with her two young daughters.  It brought her into the world of entrepreneurship.  Monkey-Toes, Ford's line of fun animal themed footwear, blossomed from a single mother's dream of being a stay-at-home mom and an all-American business owner.  Inspired by her daughter's long toes, the name "Monkey-Toes" was a perfect fit for the collection of hand painted children's sneakers and matching socks.

I recommend check out www.monkey-toes.com

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I am huge fan of Cool Mom Picks (http://www.coolmompicks.com/) , Keeping Up with Stella http://keepingupwithstella.blogspot.com/  and TicTacDough (http://tictacdough.blogspot.com).  I received daily emails about new products or awesome ideas.  I received an email from TicTacDough about baby diner and an offer for a free baby diner for all, which got my attention.  I decided to check out the review plus how can you pass up a deal.  My daughter is a pretty messy eater and loves the idea behind the product.  I received my order yesterday and I must say the reviews were right on..It is an awesome invention. So I highly recommend following TicTacDough and baby diner too..check them out via


Easy Riding

My husband noticed about a year ago an awesome stroller attachment for older kids instead of the buggy board it was a bike like attachment.  Since, we already decided on two kids and he really like the attachment instead of getting a double stroller or getting buggy board that does not seem comfortable to me.  I searched the internet and I located Happy Stroller's Swiss Strolli Rider by Bibi of Switzerland, I was excited because Amazon was selling it about 6 months ago.  As you know, we recently decided to start trying soon and I decided to check the price again.  I noticed that Strolli Rider was out of stock everywhere I looked and was not available in the US anymore.  The stroller attachment was available in Europe or Asia and there was no shipping to the US option.  I continue to search and I found one site and immediately purchase the attachment but my order was later cancelled because they were out of stock.  I started to search again and after a few hours of searching, I found a site check it out www.hamillbaby.com. 

Strolli Rider Comfort Plus

Our Price: £89.00
Strolli Rider
Your toddler will love this bike-like attachment that leaves other buggy boards in the shade!  No more complaints about tired legs. 
The Strolli Rider has the following features:-
  • can be assembled with ease, attached and detached in seconds
  • fully adjustable to accommodate a growing child
  • extremely easy to push - trails beside the parent, and not under their feet
  • fun and safe for a toddler to ride - has a foot rest and safety belt
  • grows with the child thanks to the adjustable foot rest and saddle
  • recommended from 15 months and up to 20kg


My personal wonderland

As a result of all my shopping, I now receive various children store catalogs.  I love to see the toys, clothes and furniture for babies and kids.  One of the best, is The Land of Nod because of the feel is very fun and whimsical.  I recently found the most adorable one seater bean bag chair and the price was pretty reasonable.  So Dilia will have a personalized one seater bean bag chair in a few weeks.  In my opinion, The Land of Nod is worth a visit at http://www.landofnod.com/

Free Shipping code is AWCGY 


Very cute bird

Since I am a pretty big shopaholic and I have customer services experience myself.  I really appreciate it when I am given top notch customer service and I must say Polka dot Peacock is awesome.  I do not exactly remember how I came across http://polkadotpeacock.com/ but I am happy that I did.  I submitted an order recently and I sent an email to follow up.  I received a response almost immediately and my order was shipped in a few days.  My order did not arrive on time and I sent another email, again I received a response pretty quickly.  Jennifer the owner was preparing to send my order again.  She was very sweet and warm towards me.  I definitely plan on being a repeat customer plus after reading about tab on her site.  I can relate to her as well plus she has good taste …

Current promo is free shipping on domestic orders over $75

Check out http://www.polkadotpeacock.com/


Natural is the best....

I received Nova Natural Toys and Crafts catalog in the mail and I really like all the toys.  I really like the pocket dolls because the dolls are adorable plus they fit in a child’s pocket.  Plus, I absolutely love that Nova is a family owned and operated business and their goal is to create a trusted source for toys and craft supplies that allows children to follow their imaginations.
To that end, they offer a carefully chosen selection of products that encourage children’s creativity and spirit. they hope you appreciate the beauty and quality of the toys we’ve presented here and encourage your children to play to their heart’s delight.

Nova Natural is commitment to..
never sell any product that we believe is not developmentally or socially appropriate for children, is harmful to the workers who produce it or is not durable enough to last. Further, we will not directly market our products to your children at any time, ever. 

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Fun with Colors

I have seen Little Mismatched and love the idea because kids should free to be creative.  I personally love the socks and I own a few pairs now.

Little Mismatched mission is to: 1) solve the age-old problem of the disappearing sock, 2) transform everyday products into necessary accessories, 3) give kids of all ages permission to express themselves and 4) allow girls to be girls for as long as they want.

But socks were just the beginning. I've got all kindsa stuff that'll knock your boring white socks off! From books to bedding, PJ’s to pencil pouches and flip flops to furniture, I’m all about creativity and individuality. I want you to express yourself!

Little Mismatched innovative products are fashion forward AND evergreen. And best of all, they balance high quality, ingenuity, and FUN!




I came across Lala’s Pequeños at http://lalaspequenos.com/ via Parent magazine and I love it because it was not only cute but functional.  The prints and color of the fabric is absolutely adorable and so vibrant too.  I only wish I discover Lala’s Pequeños earlier but I will definitely be order when #2 comes along. 

Lala's Pequeños was designed by a Mother of two very busy boys, Alessandra or "LaLa" is her nickname.  The driving force behind the line was that Lala want to create a keepsake that could be passed on for generations to come. Lala also strongly believes it is essential to be environmentally conscious, as well.

Please check out her collection via


Lovie Luv

I came across AllyZabba.com about a year ago and really love the blankies because the colors, prints and design are extremely adorable.  I recently broke down and purchase a blankie for my daughter.  It arrived a few days ago and my daughter really loves the feel of the blankie.  I almost want to buy one for myself because of the feel and look of the blankie is so inviting to me.

Check the site out

Specials are:

You’ve found us at the right time for some great specials:
For a limited time only, we are offering 10% off on every order. Just enter coupon code “10off” during checkout to redeem.
Do you already own an AllyZabba product? Take a photo and get a coupon for 15% off your next order!


Awesome way to shop…

I came across Jasmere.com about a month or so ago because they were selling tinyducky $50 dollar voucher for extremely low price.  I really like the concept that Jasmere negotiates exclusive discounts with our featured merchants, leveraging the power of our extensive membership. When you make an order, you are guaranteed in on today's offer, but your credit card is not yet charged. Our hope is that more users will purchase, allowing us to lower the price for all. So order now to be sure you don't miss out on this fabulous offer. Then spread the word and as more people join in, the price for everyone (including you!) will go down. Once the offer ends, we'll charge your credit card at the final (lowest) price of the day, and send you a confirmation email.

If you interested here is my referral link

Example of past vendors and my purchases

-Tinyducky $50 dollar voucher for $ 18 dollars
-Babystar $50 dollar voucher for $18 dollars
-Speesees $50 dollar voucher for $ 17 dollars


Feeling Ready....

I recently started to think about having a second child and spoke with my husband about it.  He agreed because Dilia Maria is now 18 months old and we are not getting any younger either.  So I schedule an appoint to have the Mirena IUD placed the January after Dilia was born removed.  I must say that my experience with Mirena overall has been excellent.  I did a lot of research on Mirena before I choose it for me.  My period was a little crazy in the beginning for about first 3 to 4 months and then my period disappeared completely.  I was a little worried until my doctor told me that it was normal.  So, I have been period free for over a year and now, I should be getting it soon again.  I hopeful am able to get pregnant again. Lets see...

Here is the Mirena website for more info


Dreaming comfortably...

Over a year ago, I came across www.babyhalfoff.com before the ownership had changed and I purchase the cute throw from Dreamsack.  Once I received my order, I was in heaven because the throw/blanket made from bamboo was the most comfortable blanket, I have ever…ever had.  The blanket was cool but warm at the same time.  I immediately buy my daughter the baby throw and she adores it…it is her favorite blanket.  Plus, when she on my bed, she immediately goes for my dreamsack blanket…always…Dreamsack also has a line of clothes that is as amazing as the blankets…I highly recommend checking them out.  Plus, DreamSacks has a spring clearance going on

Save between 25 to 75 %


Addictions....Etsy is mine

Ok...we know that I am...

a Shopaholic
etsy addict
a person with great taste...

My favorite adult clothes and accessories on etsy are:

-DearLillie http://www.etsy.com/shop/DearLillie
-Hydraheart http://www.etsy.com/shop/HydraHeart
-EriaDesigns http://www.etsy.com/shop/ERiaDesigns
-KrazyFashion http://www.etsy.com/shop/KrazyFashion
-Nitscreation http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nitscreations

My favorite kids clothes and accessories on etsy are:

-BusyBeeChickDeez http://www.etsy.com/shop/busybeezchickadeez
-villahunter http://www.etsy.com/shop/villahunter
-illiakids http://www.etsy.com/shop/illiakids
-Bundled http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bundled
-Mimisbabies http://www.etsy.com/shop/mimisbabies
-Micielomicielo http://www.etsy.com/shop/micielomicielo
-SweetHarper http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetHarper
-Meeabee http://www.etsy.com/shop/meeabee
-DillyBaby http://www.etsy.com/shop/DillyBaby
-Smallbeans http://www.etsy.com/shop/smallbeans


Happy Mother's day to all the moms

I received this poem last year...my first mother's day

Prettiest Mom
 Before I was a Mom , I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.. I never thought about immunizations.  Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots . I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom. 

Mama steals a great deals….

I have been blogging about my obsession for over two months….So you know that I am a shopaholic and Google fiend, I can’t help it…I have come across the best baby brands via the deals websites…Plus, I love the fact it is a surprise everyday..I am one of the moms that seats at her computer at 10:58 am EST (9am MST) to check out the deals on www.babysteals.com and www.kidsteals.com...

Ok, I am addicted but how can you not be… Here are my other favorites sites: www.mamabargains.com, www.babyhalfoff.com, www.theminisocial.com, www.zulily.com, www.mytotsy.com and www.btrendie.com.  I know a few more but I think these are the best…


5/6/07..My angel

On May 6, 2007...My mami became my angel and the following is for her
I miss you mom

I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories & a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part....

                                                    My Mami and Me 1979

Wild Things....

I came across Wild Things of Noosa via Keeping up with Stella http://keepingupwithstella.blogspot.com and I love the design and the prints.  I went to the etsy store and love all the adorable clothes and accessories... I especially love the summer hats and the sandpiper print. 

I immediately inquired about creating toddler hat from the sandpiper print and of course the seller was more than accommodating to my request.  I finally received my order yesterday and I am extremely pleased with the hat. A Wild Thing of Noosa has been added to my favorite sellers.  I definitely am seeing myself as a repeat customer.



Since Mother’s day is 5 days away and if you still have no idea what to buy her.  Here are a few suggestions

Weleda has the best lotions for mom, check out http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/index.aspx plus Weleda is available at Target and Whole Foods.

Etsy choices

Sherri’s Boutique for adorable handbags

Kirsten James Handbags esp Maribelle bag

TV Tray Art designs Jewelry

Liz Sage Stationary



Tutta Bella

I came across Bella Tunno via www.coolmomspicks.com and I immediately love the site and products.  Plus, Ellie and Grace headband which was designed to help support a little girl named Ellie, who’s is eight and battling Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer and a 100% of the proceeds from the sale is going to the Lift Up Ellie Fund to help with her treatments and her family's needs. The headbands are the most adorable item because they are reversible.  Check out Bella Tunno http://www.bellatunno.com/ for the Ellie and Grace headband but for the following products too: