Category: Reviews

Baby Marohn 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Jamberry Nail #Giveaway

If you are looking for a gift or a stocking stuffer for little girl or a woman who likes to have pretty nails, you should check out Jamberry Nails by Sara Anderson.

There are literally HUNDREDS of options to choose from. You can do wild and crazy or simple and elegant. Jamberry even offers gift certificates if you don’t know which set would make the best gift.

I personally LOVE the nail wraps because of their lack of chemicals.  The ingredients are listed up front as Acrylates Copolymer. Which, according to the EWG, has been deemed safe.

 

Sara Anderson has offered to giveaway one (1) sheet of nail wraps to one VERY lucky person.  To enter to win, follow the steps in the widget below.  You have from now until Dec8, 2014 at 11:59pm to enter.  Winner will be chosen on 12/9/14.


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Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves Review

One thing that a budding chef needs is protection for her hands.  These cut resistant gloves are a great stocking stuffer for any budding chef, or someone who deals with sharp objects.

These cut resistant gloves I have found to be great for the kitchen.  I am always worried about cutting myself while slicing up fruit or veggies, and now with the Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves, I am a little more confident.

The Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves come in 3 sizes.  I personally found that the medium was a great fit for my hand.  My 6’6″ hubby, found that they were way too small.

These tightly woven fibers help prevent you from slicing your hand.  I am not sure how it would stand against punctures or like stabs. I think the gloves would slow the object stabbing your hand, but maybe not prevent the injury, just lessen it.

Photo source: http://www.hexarmor.com/blog/cut-tests-explained-en388-ce

Stark Safe says that they test their gloves with a test called EN388 Level 5 cut resistant protection.  I personally don’t really know a whole lot about test like these, but here is what I understand: the test take a 500g weight on a rotating blade. That’s basically all I understand about the test.

Overall, I really like the Stark Safe cut resistant gloves.  I would kind of leery of the gloves if you were worried about stabbing your hand, but if the fear is slicing, then I think they are a wonderful choice.

If you are interested in purchasing these gloves for you are a loved one, head on over to Amazon.  The gloves will run you $12-$20 and are Prime eligible.

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4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz® Review

Here is a good idea for a stocking stuffer. Especially if you are planning on a new TV, Roku or DVD/Blu-Ray player since it seems like those things never come with an HDMI cable.

Before I get into how I feel about this HDMI cord, here is what they have listed as specs and such on Amazon.

6ft High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet 28 AWG
HDMI® provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as set-top boxes, Blue-ray Disc players, DVD players, video game consoles, AV receivers and an audio and/or video monitor, such as digital television or plasma monitor, over a single cable.
Our High Speed HDMI® cables with Ethernet have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.
Below are the major enhancements introduced in the HDMI 1.4 specification
• HDMI® Ethernet Channel – The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI® connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature can send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application.
• Audio Return Channel – The new specification adds an audio channel that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio “upstream” from a TV to an A/V receiver for processing and playback. In cases where a TV features an internal content source, such as a built-in tuner or DVD player, the Audio Return Channel allows the TV to send audio data upstream to the A/V receiver via the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for an extra cable.
• 3D Support – The 1.4 version of the specification defines common 3D formats and resolutions for HDMI-enabled devices, enabling 3D gaming and other 3D video applications.
• 4K Resolution Support – The new specification enables HDMI devices to support extremely high HD resolutions, effectively four times the resolution of a 1080p device. Support for 4K allows the HDMI interface to transmit digital content at the same resolution as the state-of-the-art Digital Cinema systems used in many movie theaters.

It seems like every time we get a new TV, Roku or DVD player, we always have to run out and get HDMI cords.  The devices never seem to come with HDMI cables, and if they do, they break a few months after we get them.  So it is helpful to have a few on hand. My husband likes to keep a spare one with his laptop in case he needs to hook it up to a projector, tv, or monitor.

I have a feeling that the 4K HDMI by Solid Cordz would be a perfect solution!  There would be no way I could accidently break this cord. There is a braided mesh covering the cable, making it almost impossible to bend it too much.

The ends of the HDMI cables are quite large compared to most HDMI cables so you need to make sure you have enough clearance when you plug it in and reposition electronics. Even though the cable is built fairly solid it makes it easier to damage the device you are plugging into. As a general rule of thumb the cable should be easy to insert and remove. If there is any sort of play in the connection after you plug in the cable you should have the electronics inspected by a certified professional. 
With any electronics be sure to check the compatibility before purchasing. The 4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz is a great option for most electronics.

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Baby Marohn 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Dot & Dot Slim Packing Cube Organizer #Review

Here is a gift idea for the “world traveler” or if you know someone who travels a lot for work.

Next year, my family and I will be traveling out of country for the first time.  There are a lot of first for us coming up, first plane ride, first out of country experience, and more.  Since I found out about this trip, I’ve been kind of stressing about how to get everything done, how to pack everything, and where to put everything.  Luckily, we were given the chance to try out the Dot & Dot Packing Cubes.

Each small packing cube is 14″ x 5″ x 2.75″ and made out what I think is PUL with a mesh top, so you can see through into the cube.

I was able to pack a lot of Goose’s clothes in one cube.  I decided to try and get two days worth of clothes into one cube.  So in one Dot & Dot cube I was able to get a skirt, shirt, pj’s, a dress, and two pairs of undies.  In another cube, I got two pairs of size 5t jeans, a sweatshirt, several other shirts in there, and 3 pairs of 4t leggings. I was really impressed with how much I was able to fit into the Dot & Dot cube.

Over all the Dot & Dot packing cubes are really nice.  I would love to try some different sizes and I would love it if there was a way that they could zip together, but that wouldn’t be something that change my opinion much about them.

If you are interested in purchasing some of the Dot & Dot Slim packing cubes, you can do that on Amazon.  They come in 10 different colors, so you could probably find some to match you luggage.  Dot & Dot also makes several different sizes.  You can find all their packing cubes and other travel accessories here.

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Baby Marohn Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + #Giveaway

One of my favorite things to give for Christmas is candles, and Old Factory Candles are on the top of my “what to give’ list this year.  I love these candles.  They smell wonderful, and they are made out of clean burning soy wax. 
As soon as you take the lid off the candle, the smell is wonderful!  The cranberry just brings back memories of family Thanksgivings, the Pumpkin Spice smells just like fresh baked pumpkin bread, the Autumn Leaves smells a lot like pine needles to me or more like Christmas.  
I personally love the cranberry the best, but if you are looking for something a little less “fallish” they have a whole list of sets, and I am sure you could find some scents that you love. 

Fall HarvestPumpkin SpiceCranberryAutumn Leaves
Happy HolidaysChristmas TreeCandy CaneGingerbread
Winter WonderlandHot CocoaRoasted ChestnutFirst Snow
RomanceRose PetalsChampagneDark Chocolate
Fresh & CleanLemongrassOlive BlossomFresh Linen
Spa DayCucumberLemongrassGreen Tea
VacationSea BreezeHawaiian LeiAwapuhi
Coffee ShopCoffee BeanHazelnutChai Tea
Man CaveStraight RazorLeatherMahogany
High as a KiteCannabisIncenseBag O’ Cookies
New Born BabyBaby PowderBaby ShampooFirst Blanket
50 ShadesLeatherVanilla ***Jasmine Bubbles

Each wick should burn clean and even for over 20 hours making this an awesome long lasting Christmas or any holiday gift.

Overall, I love these candles and the scent.  If you would like to buy some of these for a special person in your life, you can purchase them on Amazon.  They are prime eligible too, which is a HUGE plus in my book!

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ZenKid Premium Baby Stroller Organizer Review and #Giveaway

Stroller organizer are really handy when you do not have much storage on your stoller. I personally LOVE my Britax B-Agile stroller, but honestly the storage in the thing is terrible…unless you buy the add ons.  ZenKid Stroller Organizer has become one of my solutions to the lack of storage on my stroller.

On the front, it has quite a bit of storage and a built in pocket for your cell phone, mp3 player, or small camera.

The insulated cup holders on the Zenkid are great.  I don’t have to worry about the elastic squeezing my cup or bottle like I did with the organizer that I reviewed a few weeks ago. The pockets will also help keep drinks or bottles the temperature you want them for longer.

The zipper mesh pocket on top is a great place to store cash or debit cards.  You just have to remember to keep an eye on that area.  If you plan on walking away from the stroller, I would recommend taking cash or debit/credit cards out.

One of the things I like best about the ZenKid is the thick Velcro flaps that hooks the organizer on the stroller.  It holds very very well.  However, I could see that this might not fit some different size strollers.  On my B-Agile it fits perfect.

Over all I think it looks pretty good on by B-Agile and it works wonderful for my needs.

If you are thinking you might need one as well, you can get them on Amazon on the following link: http://amzn.com/B00L4JKPWY.  It will cost you between $24 and $40 (also Prime if you are a member), but the price is well worth the benefit on the ZenKid organizer. You can also visit the ZenKid website at http://www.zenkidinc.com/.
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Never Mess Bib Review

I remember when Goose was a baby, and us fighting with those silly bibs that did a whole lot of NOTHING.  They were pointless and I finally gave up on them and just let her mess her clothes up.  She had plenty of clothes anyway.

I wish back then we had these bibs.  They are called the Never Mess bibs, and can be found on Amazon.

They are great because they are made out of waterproof Gentle-Flex.  Gentle-Flex is an Eco Friendly 100% Non-Toxic, BPA and Lead Free plastic/silicone like material that is just awesome.

The Never Mess bibs have a large pocket at the bottom that is great for catching drops or dibbles. The pocket is also very easy to wipe out or wash.  It’s ok just to stick it in the sink and give it a scrub if the bib gets too messy.

The Never mess bib has this strange little clasp to hold it on the baby.  The only problem I found is with this clasp.  I would worry it could get broken pretty easily if you had a fussy baby who no longer wanted to wear the bib.

Over all I found that these bibs are pretty great!  I would definitely recommend picking some up on Amazon if you have a little one who likes messy feeding times.

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ShadyBaby Review

Over the past several years I’ve been looking for a high quality auto sunshade for Goose.  I wanted one that would stay on yet not become a projectile in the event of a car crash.  I have been having quite a time finding one.  If I found something that would be safe to use, I couldn’t get it to stick to the window.  If I found something that would stick, then I realized that it would become a projectile.

In my search, I was made aware of the ShadyBaby by CG Babies. These shades are awesome!!

Here is a photo of the sunshade in my Hyundai Santa Fe.  As you can see, it provides enough shade for my daughter’s Britax Pinnacle 90 car seat (love that seat too).   The shades are also really easy to install too.  All have you have to is press them on the window, and they stay.  I would assume that you would need to make sure you window is clean before applying, but I personally didn’t do an cleaning before applying, and it worked just fine.

Another thing I really like about the ShabyBaby shades are, they are really easy to see through.  So you don’t have to worry about having that blind spot while driving.

Overall, these are awesome shades, and I would recommend buying a pack of them. They come in a pack of two at the following link http://goo.gl/jrHcIw, so unless you have a third roll of seats, one pack should be penty for one car.

The only place that I’ve seen these for sale are on Amazon, but are available for free shipping if you have Prime.  So go check them out today.

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Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier Review

A few months ago, my family and I moved into a new home.  The move was great, and we love the house.  However a few things unexpected happened when we moved in.

The one problem we’ve had is the humidity levels in the house.  East TN is known for warm humid summers, and our new 1940’s house seems to hold onto that moisture (plus the basement leaks when it rains, but that’s another story).  So we went searching for the perfect dehumidifier.  We found a great whole house one at Home Depot, but we worried about the bathroom.  The one bathroom in our house had no exhaust fan.  We could open the window when the shower was on, but I was a little worried about privacy and the fact that fall was on it’s way.  That’s when I saw the Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier.

Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier next to an iPad Mini to show size.

This dehumidifier seemed like the perfect solution to our small bathroom.  It’s pretty quiet, has the perfect size tank for the small room, and it’s easy to empty.

The only problem we’ve had is the dehumidifier started out extremely quiet, but over the past few weeks has gotten a little louder.  The noise seems louder right after we empty the tank.  Not sure what’s going on there.

Overall, I would recommend the Gurin electric compact dehumidifier to those who have small rooms that have a humidity problem, but if you are looking for something for a large room or whole house, look for something else.  This one just won’t cut it.

If you would like to purchase your own Gurin Electric Compact Dehumidifier, you can get it on Amazon at the following link. http://www.amazon.com/gurin-electric-compact-dehumidifier/dp/b00anx1pik/ref=sr_1_6?ie=utf8&qid=1409305453&sr=8-6&keywords=dehumidifier

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Shop and Learn Cash Register Review

Role playing has always been one of Goose’s favorite play time activities.  We play doctor, vet, restaurant, and like we are at the store pretty much every day.  The Shop and Learn Cash Register has quickly become one of Nora’s favorite toys.

Here is a quick video of Goose playing the the Shop and Learn Cash Register

As you can see, she is having a blast putting the coins in the pay for her purchases.

The Shop and Learn Cash Register comes with plenty of pretend food and money (including a credit card) to keep your little one interested for quite some time.

Not only is this toy fun, but it is also educational.  There are three learning levels on the Shop and Learn Cash Register. The first level is very basic.  When you put in the coins it just counts them, or when you slide a piece of food over the scanner, it just tells you what it is. The next two levels get a little harder.  Here is a video about each level.

Overall, we love the Shop and Learn Cash Register.  It has made for some very fun play time, and has kept Goose very busy while we recently moved.

The only problem we have found is, there is only two sound volumes; loud and very loud.  I wish there was a way to make the sounds a little quieter.

If you are interested in purchasing your own Shop and Learn Cash Register, you can check it out on The Learning Journey International’s website on the following link: http://www.tlji.com/electronic-learning/77-shop-and-learn-cash-register.html

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