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#Showered Love Starts now! We've Got Holden's Landing, VTech, and more!


Hey everyone! Nothing like a little sprinkling of love in the springtime! But why not an all-out shower? Well, once again, we're going to shower some lucky readers with some pretty serious love with these awesome grand prizes AND a super sweet prize package right here! I've got some pretty awesome goods gathered including a trendy teether from Hilary's Crafty Designs, a fantastic, simple and efficient audio monitor from VTech Phones, the diaper-of-all-diapers, a hand-made custom diaper from Holden's Landing, and nursery art from Lovey Letters by Leah. Thanks to all the great sponsors for really making this a delightful downpour!

Make sure to hop around by following the links (listed below) and enter all of the blog packages! Starts now and runs through April 15th! Good luck! As always, show the sponsors just as much love as they are showing you with these great prizes! :) We wouldn't have these fun events without them!

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Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Showered With Love Event hosted by the Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that some of your favorite bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own – a virtual Baby Shower!

The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great Baby Shower inspired giveaways, in the linky below, and don't miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our hosts - a Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs on Lindsey Blogs and an amazing New Baby Prize Package featuring products from Piyo Piyo, Lulujo, ZOOCCHINI, Poncho Baby, and Bitybean on Viva Veltoro!

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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Must be 18 to enter. Some restrictions apply. Entries are verified. 

Whatever Wanda [book review]

This book fell into our laps at the absolute perfect time. We had a "threenager." True, this was likely a result of my short-tempered, lazy parenting -- instead of answering a question for the 100th time, I'd say something like "What do YOU think?" or "Use your head!" Really, I'd like to blame it on my daily migraine or pregnancy hormones still finding their way out of my body...but in reality I just needed an ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT.

That's what this book is about. For my son to read a book that was vivid (great illustrations), fun (repetition) so that he could participate, AND a lesson about life... it was a total score for a five-minute bedtime book!

Wanda finds her way after a series of events on a special day in her town. She is a great reminder to US ALL that sometimes we just need to look in the mirror to make the day a little more pleasant!

This book was wonderful for our kiddo who just turned four, but could be good for a child 3-10 years old, I'd say.

This is one of a handful of wonderful books by Christy Ziglar all about teaching some pretty important life lessons. The lesson is kept light-hearted and therefore kids remain receptive to it! At least, that's what I think! I loved the reminder and I am trying now to not take life so seriously again!

Do you need an attitude adjustment? Most of us do!

BayB Brand Bean Bags [review]

I was so excited to try a BayB Brand bean bag - after all, it had been a while since I was able to set my child down! This would be a new, safe place for my baby to enjoy while I enjoyed much needed time with no child in my arms!

My second baby decided the bouncer and the swing were not for him. This left me with a sore back and oftentimes a crying child if I needed both of my hands for anything. The BayB Brand beanbag was a lifesaver and allowed me to put him down in a cozy place to get the dishes or cooking or any chore that required I not be holding him done!

The Skinny:

My son actually enjoyed being placed in this bean bag - for short periods of time. It is inclined so that the child is not lying flat. This is key for him.

Pros:

I loved that it had a "seat belt" mechanism. I wouldn't have even entertained the thought of putting him in the chair if it didn't have safety features.

I also enjoyed the color options. They were visually appealing bean bag seats. The material on TOP was very plush and cozy. No assembly was required. The amount of beans was adequate for a comfortable position.

Cons:

The material on the sides is super thin and in my opinion not real high quality. I think over time it would be inevitable that this would get ripped or "blow out" -- it's very thin, almost paper-like. The price of these bean bags would be higher than what I would pay as a consumer for the product you get. If the side material (the spotted part in my photos) were improved it would be more worth the investment.

Overall it is a nice place to put your child while nearby and supervising. It's cozy but would probably break-down over time -- at least in our household! I liked the material on top and the safety features but felt it was a tad over-priced. So, if you need an alternative to keep baby happy while you get somethings done, this is a good choice!

The bean bags retail on the BayB Brand website for $69.99.

Disclosure: My partnership with US Family Guides allowed me to try a complimentary product. No other compensation was received. 





Kapital K for the Dapper Little Dude [review]

We have been disappointed time and time again by our rural options for children's clothing. Firstly, there are racks upon racks of girls clothes, while only about two racks total of boys options. Boo! Secondly, since we are very isolated from the next large populous area, all the boys here have the same clothes if you shop in the local stores. This will not do. So, in our Internet search for some more options to show my big boys' personality and unique style, we found Kapital K.

We were really impressed with the quality and fun design of the two Kapital K tops that we tried out. One, a red and navy blue sweater was the perfect addition for a Christmas concert and Valentine's Day dinner with mama! It was also perfect for any occasion - warm and casual play dates or just another day at preschool!

The second top was also a long-sleeved soft sweater-like shirt. It was ever so slightly patterned and had elbow patches - I'm a total sucker for elbow patches! We adored the quality of the material - even with several washes we have not yet encountered pilling of the fabric or fading. The only thing that I will say is that if your child is in-between on sizes, size UP. This is always a good policy, since kids can always grow but rarely shrink! We did think that the clothing was true to slightly small in size. For longevity sake, get the bigger size that will work for your child.

The spring line is now available from Kapital K! Make sure to check it out in select stores and of course online. Your little dude has a personality all his own, let it show through in his clothing choices as well as his daily expression!


Disclosure: I've partnered with Kapital K to facilitate this post. I was not compensated in any way other than complimentary garments to sample. All opinions are my own.