ManPans- Valentines Day Cooking {discount}

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

I am a huge fan of ManPans. I have their pizza line which is amazing! ManPans uses .080 aluminum that is is coated with Gem-X2. Not only are the pans non-toxic, they are manufactured in a eco-friendly way. You can read more about that here. The Gem-X2 release coating is water-based, and is 100% PTFE free and free from any fluoropolymer coatings. The coating will not scratch or flake off into your food.

If you are looking for something fun to bake for Valentines, check out these adorable Valentines Heart Baking Set!



The set is a quarter sheet pan with 2 heart shaped rings. The batter does not spread out of the hearts, and makes perfect hearts!


I decided to use them and bake a pumpkin spice cake and also brownies. I had no issues with the finished item sticking to the heart and they turned out adorable! My 7 year old LOVED them. So I can see us using them all year round. You could even do breads, cookies, or use the heart rings on a skillet for pancakes!


The set comes with 2 delicious recipes, including a chocolate cheesecake and raspberry cake that would be amazing for Valentines Day!

The Valentines Heart Baking Set is only $29.99 And you can get $10 off by signing up for their emails! You can find your coupon code on the right side of the ManPans page- look for the red tab. Plus shipping is only $5!

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Isabelle Grace {Discount}

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Not sure what to get your husband for Valentines Day? Check out these adorable key chains handmade by Isabelle Grace!







Super Dad Key Chain IG


We were sent the Super Dad keychain to review and it is perfect for all of the super hero dads out there! The keychain is made with a fine pewter and antiqued finish. These are a simple way of reminding your guy every day that he is a great dad and appreciated!

The back of the key chain reads:



The Super Dad key chain is the size (1 1/2″ X7/8″) of the photo above. So it’s not too bulky and won’t stick out on his key ring. A standard key is larger than the key chain, so it is the perfect guy size. It is rugged and masculine- a great dad gift! I love the details on the front side. I wasn’t able to capture a good picture, but the edges are hammered giving it a rough finish.

You can order the Super Dad key chain from Isabelle Grace for $32.


DISCOUNT: Use scoop20 to get 20% off through February! 

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Milk Nursing Wear Celebrations Dress {discount}

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Are you looking for a great New Years dress that still allows you to discreetly breastfeed? Check out the gorgeous dresses made by Milk Nursing Wear! This is one of my favorite nursing clothing lines. They are excellent quality, beautiful designs, and feel amazing. I was sent their Celebrations Nursing Dress and I love it!

D2004 new front view navy medium


The Celebrations dress is made with rayon which is extremely soft! That is one of my favorite features. I love wearing soft flowy dresses, especially when I know my little one will be snuggled up against me. The dress has a middle layer of fabric that moves for easy access to nursing on both sides.


The fit is perfect! I love that it allows extra room in the bust, but is more fitting around the waist. I did feel I needed to suck it in some, but I was happy with the shape- it was flattering. I also love that the dress does not double as a maternity dress, making the stomach bulge. So even after nursing, you can still wear the dress!!

I love the Celebrations dress can be dressed down with some leggings or dressed up with boots and a nice sweater. The dress falls just above the knees but is flowing enough you are able to sit on the floor with your child and stay covered.

The Celebrations dress is available in Navy or Purple in sizes xs-xl. It is currently on sale for $52.99 and if you use the coupon code CELEBRATE you can get free shipping! There are several other 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve nursing dresses available as well.

free shipping holidays white

Be sure to check out Milk Nursing Wear’s great holiday sales!! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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Children Inspire Design {discount}

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

I love that there is sustainable art and art for a cause. I fell in love with Children Inspire Design a couple of years ago and was really excited about their Global Compassion project last year. With every Global Compassion print sold, money was donated to 20 pregnant women and children of Kenya which was able to feed them for a month!

Children Inspire Design uses recycled paper for creating all of their collages and the prints are then printed using recycled card stock and soy ink at a certified green print studio. Not only are the prints gorgeous, most have a positive message!

When planning the woodland party, I thought about Children Inspire Design’s Forest Collection and thought it would be super cute as decor. And then would end up in little man’s woodland room. When I was talking to Rebecca, the designer, I found out about her other line of printables for parties! She was gracious enough to send prints and printable files and they were the perfect finishing touches for the party.

Children Inspire DesignWe were sent the Nature Collection 8X10 set, plus a Hedgehog print. The collection includes Owls, Turtles, Birds, and Trees. They look wonderful together or spread out in the same room. The whole set is currently on sale for only $60! You can also purchase each separately for $22.


I was reading the Children Inspire Design blog and came across a post about DIY corkboard frames. I had some leftover IKEA cork placemats and thought they would be perfect for the project! I decided to use Washi Tape as a border since it doesn’t hurt paper and works really well. I think it makes the print really pop- especially when hanging in his room! You can find step by step instructions here or get creative and make your own frames with other materials!

Children Inspire Design Banner

We were also sent the Children Inspire Design recycled garland. The garland is handmade using recycled paper (book pages) by women’s cooperatives in Mexico and Haiti to provide handmade, heartfelt decor for your child’s space.  The garland is 12 feet and can be used in nursery’s, play spaces, family areas and more. My daughter colored the natural garland to match our party decor. She used colored pencils, so it was a faint color. Colored garland is also available- $12 each strand.

The printables were a ton of fun for personalizing the party. The PDF kit comes with a happy birthday Banner, cupcake wrappers, party hats, gift bag copy, garland, invites, thank you notes, placemats, place cards, and a welcome sign. I am totally in love with the whimsical designs! The whole woodland birthday PDF kit is $15 and you print them yourself. I took the file to Staples and had them print on cardstock for the best results.

Place Cards

Place Cards

Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake Toppers



Note card

Note card

Happy Birthday Banner

Happy Birthday Banner

The printables were loads of fun. Even though I didn’t design them, I felt like I had a big part of the decor. From the printing to cutting and finding ways to display. We hung the banners from the twine and used washi tape to hold them together.

DISCOUNT: Get 20% off Children Inspire Design by entering BabyElanDaily20 at the checkout!

Be sure to follow the Children Inspire Design blog for freebies, DIY, crafts and more! Also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

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Apple Park {discount}

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Choosing eco-conscious party favors has always been important to me. I’d rather my kiddos not get anything at all than bring home bags filled with plastic junk or candy. So when it comes to handing out treats, I like to pick things I’d let my kiddos have. When I knew our theme was going to match little man’s nursery, I knew Apple Park’s woodland critters would be the perfect fit. And they were!

Apple Park

Apple Park is a line of eco-friendly products ranging from organic stuffed animals, puppets, rattles, books, blankies and more. The 4 year old company has whimsical animal characters that your children will love! Apple Park uses GOTS certified organic cotton, they are azo dye-free, certified free of phthalates and non-toxic, they use OEKO-Tex standard low impact dyes, and they use recycled packaging!

Apple Park sent little man’s friends some amazing organic goodies for take home gifts for his woodland party! And the kiddos all fell in love!

Apple ParkApple Park sent us their woodland blankies, rattles, Owl finger puppets, and Who Lives in the Woods book.

Apple Park

We used twine to tie together the items, with the book in the back. Then we wrapped a crown around them. The older kids were jealous that the babies got them and not them! It was such an amazing gift set! Our favorite from the set is the Porcupine Blankie.

Apple Park

The Porcupine Woodland Pal Blankie is an organic cotton, soy fiber and natural corn fiber filling blankie that is 15X12X4. It has a porcupine face, hands, and feet with a long, flat body. It is super super soft and silky! Little man loved rubbing his fingers through the animal. The blankie comes in a recycled box, so it is perfect for gifting.

The other woodland blankets we received were an organic corduroy Owl, squirrel with a bushy tail, and a sweet fawn. The blankies are the perfect lovey sizes and are great for newborns-5+. You can get the blankies for $25.50 each. A pink mouse, elephant, duck, bunny, bear, lamb, and monkey are also available.

squirrel Apple Park

The Woodland Pal Rattles are made with organic cotton, soy fiber, and natural corn fiber filling, silk accents, and packaged on recycled cardboard. They are 6X6 and are the perfect fit for little hands. They have a soft bell, so it’s not too loud, but loud enough to teach cause and effect. They are like little stuffed animals, just with holes in the middle. In the woodland set, a squirrel, owl, porcupine, and fawn are available. They also have a lamb, elephant, mouse, monkey, duck, apple seed, mushroom, and lots of wrist rattles. The rattles are available from $12-$19.50.

owl Apple Park

The owl finger puppets were a huge hit- especially as the babies were playing during the party. The 4.75X3.75 finger puppets are made with 100% organic cotton and a corn fiber filling. They can stand up on their own, so they are cute as nursery decor when not in use! Besides the owl, there is a lamb, monkey, bear, rabbit, and duck. They each are $12. I have loved playing with our finger puppet while reading our Who Lives in the Woods book!


Who Lives in the Woods is the 3rd book for Apple Park. It is an adorable book about all of the animals that live in the woods.  Who, the owl, helps Lamby get over being scared of the dark while camping at the park. The illustrations are wonderful! The book is made with FSC certified paper (Forest Stewardship Council)and printed with soy ink.  They are thick, shiny, board books- so perfect for little hands and early readers. You can get the book online for $8.50.

Apple Park also has full size stuffed animals, farm animal toys, apparel, and so much more!

Discount: Get free shipping and an appleseed rattle with all orders over $40! Offer ends Dec. 20, 2013. 



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BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.