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#MAMSmiles Twitter Party December 17th at 8PM EST

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Learn About Important Baby Care and Oral Teething

#MAMSmiles Invite

You’re Invited on December 17th to the #MAMSmiles Twitter Party! Learn about baby oral care and teething and win great prizes including MAM toothbrushes and teethers.

At the end of the Twitter Party there will be a special session for guests to participate in and ask questions to Pediatric Dental Expert Eileen Hermiston.

See you there!

Kiwi Crate Black Friday SALE {60% OFF NOW!}

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Exclusive Kiwi Crate Black Friday Sale! Starting today to 12/1, save 60% on your 1st month subscription to any Kiwi Crate Family Brands PLUS free shipping with code HOLIDAY60 at checkout.

This holiday season, give the gift of monthly hands-on projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for the little ones in your life. Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

Toto Knits Shop

Monday, November 17th, 2014

For Halloween, Gigi was Cinderella {I talked her out of ANY Frozen character…she wasn’t one of the 30 we saw down one street}, yet she wouldn’t let anyone see her beautiful dress because of how chilly it was that night. It was our first cold night of the season here in Charlotte, NC and we had an outdoor Halloween party to go to before trick or treating. Miss G wore her favorite hooded sweater over her costume and she left it on all night long. I think she got more compliments on the sweater vs. the costume!

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The Ethically knitted with organic cotton blanket cardigan from Toto Knits Shop is by far one of the most gorgeous pieces Gigi owns in her extensive wardrobe. As a 3 year old, she even knows it’s her favorite and asks for it over anything else. This beauty is meant to be worn open, almost like a blanket draped over the shoulders, but it’s made conveniently with a smaller button inside and a large decorative {but usable} wooden button on the outside for complete closure. The reason she loves it so much is the cozy feel! It’s so comfortable, so soft, the perfect material and style for Fall and Spring, and even for warmth in the Winter months.

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It’s a piece that is almost essential for a little girl like G in our climate here in the South. It gets used almost daily. Toto Knits Shop makes exceptionally clothing! Want to know more about them?

Founded by Erin Brennan Allan, Toto Knits is a line of organic cotton knitwear ethically made by a group of single mothers in Kenya. Working closely with Mary Wambui- who oversees the knitters- Erin designs fun and funky pieces that children and adults alike will love.

The knitters are paid by the piece which allows them to work as much or as little as they like. It’s all about putting family first- especially for moms. This makes our work fun- we love what we do and we hope it shows.

Each piece is made by hand and signed by the knitter. There’s more than one story behind each piece- the design, the materials and the craftsperson who made it each speaks volumes of its provenance. Toto Knits are ideal gifts for baby showers, birthdays, christenings for the ethical shopper- what better way to have fun while shopping responsibly!

Changing lives for women in Kenya!

Check out all their collections, you will be in awe at some of the gorgeous outfits, gifts, and more!

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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 Celebrity Baby Trend ExpertRachel Florio-Urso.

SoapBox Soaps

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

You know what I love most about this time of year??? The SMELLS! So many different smells that mesh together to make me feel so warm, comfortable, and cozy…even when it’s super duper cold outside! Our area is suppose to get hit with HIGHS in the 40s by week end, that’s uncalled for this time of year. BRRRRR. No worries, I’ll have my smells to keep me going.

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Wood fires, crisp leaves, baking pies, burning candles, cinnamon oils diffusing, crockpot meals a-cookin’, and the array of sweet, savory smelling seasonal soaps! Heavenly!

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As to not make you droll, we are focusing on the soaps today, not the foods. Let’s talk a minute about “Black Soap”. Heard of it? I have a smile on my face just thinking about how good it smells. My bar of Black Soap from Soapbox Soaps is two rooms away but I swear I can smell it now! A mix of activated charcoal, essential oils, shea butter, and sea salt make for an aroma filled beauty of a bar! It’s delightful! I actually leave my bar of Black Soap on the counter in the bathroom so it’s the first thing you smell when you walk in. Who would have thought that it would be an air fresher too!!

Soapbox Soaps has an array of bar soaps, liquids, and bundles to keep your body and hands, and your home, smelling divine during any season. Yet of course, my favorite season to enhance and activate the senses is right now!!

Snag the Autumn Harvest Bundle for $20 now!! Includes: Cinnamon Spice Bar Soap, Black Bar Soap, Tea & Ginger Body Wash, Mandarin Hand Soap

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This is a company and a brand on a mission, with a purpose, with a movement!!

SoapBox Mission
SoapBox Soaps is dedicated to making a difference through everyday effort.

There are millions of people both home and abroad that do not have access to soap, clean water, or even crucial vitamins that they need to survive. Without proper hygiene, these people run into major health problems that can lead to something much worse.

So when you purchase our soap, you’re helping us extend the right to be clean to someone who desperately needs it. We’ll donate soap, a month of water development, or a year’s worth of essential vitamins to someone in need.

Hygiene and health are human rights, so join the SoapBox movement and help us make the world right, one bar of soap at a time.


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.

katebaby jammies

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Love new brands!!! Love promoting them! Love them even more when my niece, at only 11 months old, is in love with them too!!

katebaby.com was welcomed into the world this year and we’re so happy they joined the world of organic jammies, clothing, gifts and beyond!!

Made from organic cotton, the katebaby pajamas are divine to say the very least. I’m definitely an advocate for organic clothing but it’s hard to fill a whole wardrobe, gets pricey and it’s hard to come by for an entire family. If anything, stick with organic in the nighttime clothing department. You want your children to be ever so comfortable when sleeping, and organic cotton brings on the most cozy nights sleep! My niece will be 1 two days before Christmas. She has been rocking the above Sun Blossoms zipper footie and oh my goodness does she look adorable in it!

What else does katebaby have for us to drool over?

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One more PJs, oh I’m in love with the PJs…

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I do love this season, especially when you see the little ones running around in super cute pajamas like the ones at katebaby!

Head on over and Like katebaby on Facebook, join the 4K and growing!!

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.