Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Moby Wrap Review

For my baby shower i had a cousin that was DETERMINED to get me a wrap/baby carrier or something of the sorts.  She couldnt find what she wanted before my shower SO she gave me $40 and told me to go out and buy one that i wanted.

Without doing a ton of reviews and searches i found the Moby wrap at Target for $39.99.  So i decided on the black one since it goes with pretty much anything.  When i brought it home and took it out of its nice rolled up package i got highly confused fast!  It was my first time EVER getting a carrier { yes i had 2 kids prior - but never needed a carrier }

First time i tried using it { my son was about a month to 2 months old }  i was completely confused and ended up doing it TOTALLY wrong.  So i decided to look up online for instructions on how to use it.  the instructions was ok and i understood but since my first attempt was a fail i decided to not use it.

So months went by of just using my hips to carry my son i decided at the next consignment days i would use my moby.  We knew we was going to be there for awhile and since my son hates being put down and hardly ride in a cart or stroller for long periods i thought the best bet was to try my moby.  My son was now 7 months.

Lets just say my SON loved it.  I on the other hand hated it.  my son hated that i had him facing me at first, he was curious and wanted to explore everything. so once i turned him around where he could kick and reach for things he was perfectly fine!

Why did i dislike it?  it hurt my back & shoulders after awhile.  The weight of my son on my shoulders caused me to strain which in the end caused my back to hurt.  Its also still difficult to wrap.  Its a LONG piece of fabric that you have to wrap around your body and then you have to carefully put the baby inside a certain spot and tighten and tie a knot.  Honestly i rather a regular carrier thats all together that all you have to do is snap a few pieces together and done!

Overall its not a product i would recommend to friends or family.

Do you have a wrap?  do you love it? hate it?   what are some pro's and con's you have about it?


Saturday, May 14, 2011

1,000 FAN celebration WINNERS!

FIRST off thank you thank you thank you to all the sponsors!  Without you this celebration wouldnt have been as BIG as it was!  
2nd off thanks to all the fans!!! 

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!!   

WINNERS has 24 hours to contact sponsor to claim their prize. 

Now here are the winners!  The winners are in bold next to the fan pages, below are contact links to make it easier for you to contact them letting them know you won!

Leke baby star pouch -  Sara Danczak sdanczak  { contact
Leke baby 10% off -  AnnaMaria Weakley  contact } 
PURSEonality 5$ gift certificate - Donnisha Cherelle Jones  { contact }
Michelle's handmade boutique pillowcase dress: Becca Aubertin  { contact }
Melissa Lin Ellis Photography package:  N/A  :(   { contact  }
Ribbons & More Pink Sheer/Satin Ribbon Bracelet: Alisha Verkamp-Mckenney   { contact }
BowBiz Dog Bows 4 plaid bows: Leslie Saxton  { contact }
Dippee Dypees 20% off code: Donnisha Cherelle Jones  { contact }
3 little birds boutique earrings: Cathy Loudermilk { contact }
LSR creations  personalized notebook: Alena Svetelska { contact }
Baby bonkers burp cloths: Janay Garrett-Palmerton Lawrence { contact }
3 tiny blessings filled snack bag: Tammy Leanne Naylor { contact }
Bent & Twisted Creations jeweled pendant: Eg Kaufman { contact }
Laughing Penguin Creations FREE necklace:  Lauren Sherry { contact  }
Laughing Penguin Creations B1G1: Christia M. Torres Arce  { contact  }  
Snappy Happy Childrens Boutique 25% off :  MaryAnna Russell  { contact }
*Lil Sunshine Creations & Boutique*  b1g1 half off: MaryAnna Russell  { contact }
*Lil Sunshine Creations & Boutique* free purple butterfly clips: Christin Richards { contact }
Renee's Mark Lip gloss samples: Janay Garrett-Palmerton Lawrence  { contact }
yourpursenality custom cozie: Stevie Nanstad { contact }
ScentsofStyle scentsy plug in + sample scents: Erica Doyle  { contact }
Farrah Beaus bracelet: Becca Aubertin  { contact }
Mark rep winner : Cynthia DeMates  { contact  }
Dabblicious 20% off coupon: Alena Svetelska { contact }
Gemmies watch: Mandy Hatch { contact }
The "Latina" Gourmet Cupboard 15% off: N/A  { contact }
Torta Dulces 20% off: Alena Svetelska { contact }
Just Jewelry 5$ off: Nicole Brandt { contact }
Lalabugs lovely things bottlecap heart necklace: Tanya Curtis  { contact }
Lalabugs lovely things 50% off: Alena Svetelska { contact }
Whimsy & Wire collections 20% off coupon: Donna Butler { contact }
Diaper Parties by Andrea Swimmi cloth swim diaper: Jennifer Kim Austin { contact
Diaper Parties by Andrea waterproof tote: Jen Buttermore  { contact }
Forever and a day baby doll top: Eg Kaufman  { contact: Email us and we'll forward you the email to contact sponsor with [ contact ] } 
Paci-Finder, Etc. 15% off: N/A :(
Paci-Finder, Etc. free paci finder: Becca Aubertin { contact:  Email us and we'll forward your email to her - Contact  }
Gemworks by beth Corol color earrings: Ashley Perrin contact }
Gemworks by beth Lilac Rose earrings: Kelly Woods { contact }
Kats Kreations 5$ off 25$ or more: Alisha Verkamp-Mckenney  & MaryAnna Russell  { Contact }
Passion Parties by Ashley 15$ voucher: Eg Kaufman  { contact }
Oh so Cute bows:  Kasey Lannerd & Elizabeth Aguirre  { contact }

*SPONSORS please let me know when your item has been claimed!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tribute to Moms

As Mother's Day is fast approaching I've had a lot of time to consider my own mom as well as consider the kind of mom I am and the kind of mom I want to be. 

I was very lucky to have a mom who bent over backwards to ensure that my sister and I had everything she had to offer.  She worked long hours to put us through private school, but still some how managed to make it to every parent/teacher conference, school play and extra curricular activity I had.  I feel very close with my mom and know that I am very blessed to have her in my life and in the life of my children. 

My mom inspires me to be a better mom, spending as much time as I can with my children and telling them every day how special they are and how loved they are. 

Mother's Day also makes me think of what an awesomely difficult job being a mom really is.  Let's face it, as moms we clean up puke, poop, are up a million times a night, yet we still have an unmeasurable amount of love for our children in spite of it all.  Each new discovery, every smile and "I love you" makes it all worth it.  Not to mention as the years pass we can often look back and laugh at many of the things that at the time made us want to pull our hair out. 

So I want to send a big THANK YOU! out to all our moms out there.  Whether you know it or not, you are loved and appreciated beyond measure.  The more time and love you invest in your children the more they will thank you as they grow into adulthood and someday venture into the journey of having their own children.  You may not hear many thanks now as you are busy telling your children things like: "No! you can not have candy, you can not stay up late, you can not spend all day in front of the t.v",  "Stop that! We do NOT hit!",  "You can't go out and play until you're home work is done... right!", and "Eat your veggies, they'll make you strong", but I assure you that they will understand once they are grown with children of their own.  I know I certainly do.  lol


With love from all of us here at LeKe


Friday, May 6, 2011

Dirt Devil Ultra Vision Cyclonic Vacuum

Ultra Vision Turbo Bagless Vacuum
Speaking as someone who's husband has killed his fair share vacuums, I am very pleased with our new Dirt Devil Ultra Cyclonic Vacuum.  This bagless vac picks up like a dream!

89.99 at Dirt Devil

As a mother of 3 small children (5 and under), I'm used to having to vacuum lots to keep up with all of their mega messes so this thing has sucked everything from cerial or small pebbles to the grass tracked in from outside.  I've not had a single problem with this vacuum.  It does have a rather small container, but I don't mind emptying it after each use, it only takes a few seconds.

I don't have any stairs so I don't have an issue with tacking it up and down, which is probably a good thing because it is not what I would consider a light weight vacuum (also good for me because it is more sturdy and holds up well to my 3 chldren trying to climb it).  I also can't speak for how it would react to pet hair, as I have no pets.  I do highly, however highly recommend this vacuum for use of cleaning up childhood messes.  :)