Hoplet House Review and Giveaway!

When Jenny from Hoplet House contacted me about a review and GIVEAWAY! I took a look at the website, and was instantly super excited! They bring "boutique shopping" to YOU! I love so many many of the items they carry, and after several changes in the actual item I was going to review and a few days traveling to me.. I got an ADORABLE dress for my niece. I know, I know.. I am always excited about the items I review, but I can't help it.. I simply have good taste! ;)

I personally feel like these dresses are very versatile.. they are cute no matter what.. you can wear it by itself, add a shirt underneath, add legwarmers.. and you get a different look every time, but one thing stays the same. THE CUTE FACTOR! Your little girl will be cute in these dresses no matter what shoes and bow you put with it!

(Can you tell i'm dying to have a little girl?)

Well I am..


Worst Mother EVER!

Yesterday I had my 18month old niece along with my 2 year old Gavin and my 6 month old Ian. When I put my Ian down for nap, I decided to take the older two outside to play to get some energy out. So I put on my bikini in hopes of working on my tan while they played! I had the baby monitor outside with me so that I would hear when Ian woke up. So when he wakes up, I gather the older two and we go to go inside to get him.The door is locked. My heart stopped, but I thought "NO WAY!" and tried again FUROCIOUSLY! It really was locked. So I allow myself about 30 seconds of panic and then I calm myself down a little and try to think of what I am going to do. I run down the stairs both my niece and my son in my arms around to the gate. We share a fenced in backyard with the other four townhouses and another section of 5 townhouses. The gate is padlocked and about a foot taller than me. I think of climbing it, and trying to get into my van to hit the garage door opener, but what am I suppose to do with the two kids in my arms? So I run and knock on three different doors with no answer. By that time I am completely out of breath and freaking out. I can hear Ian screaming on the monitor. Then I remember that I have chili on the stove, and carrots in the steamer (to make ians dinner later) So then I start REALLY freaking out thinking that the house is going to burn down with him inside. I think nobody is going to get here in time, so I call 9-1-1 thinking they are probably going to take my children away and put them in foster care because I am too stupid to deserve to keep them, but I feel like it is a matter of life and death for my beloved angel stuck inside the house. The fire dept gets there is 5-10 minutes. It seemed like forever, but I know if was very quickly. They get inside the house, and go through to let me in through the back door. I am still in my bikini. I dart past them (two kids still in my arms, all but throw them onto the couch and dash upstairs where my Ian stops screaming as soon as i pick him up. He feels perfect in my arms. Two firemen follow me into his room to check on him. When I hold him out to check him out he gives me a reassuring smile. I follow the two firemen downstairs where the third had stayed with Gavin and Lilly. I'm balling my eyes out standing in my bikini. They get my information, and reassure me that it was not a waste of time and that I am not an idiot. After they leave I cry for about 30 minutes, send my hubby a text asking him to call me when he gets a chance (he was at work.) and finally when he calls me maybe 10 minutes later and he calms me down reassures me that I am not dumb, that I did the right thing and that he would have freaked out too I am able to sit Ian down and wash my face off. Gavin holds my face in his hands and says "mommy otay?" I say yes and he gives me a big hug.
I still feel like the worst mommy ever. So many coulda, shoulda, woulda.. coulda checked to make sure the door wasn't locked (gavin likes to lock the doors) shoulda had my keys outside,.. i didn't even have anything to break the window with. It was the most helpless I have ever felt, and I will be paranoid forever about it.
What is your worst mommy ever story?

Little Lexis Boutique Review

Little Lexis Bowtique is an all around amazing boutique. When I ran across the page, I was immediately intrigued and overwhelmed by all the great items that are handmade there! When I recieved my cloth wipes and my wet bag, I was so excited! (I am always excited when I recieve a package!) But when I opened the package, I was not dissappointed!
I recieved square cloth wipes and rectangular cloth wipes. The small cloth wipes are perfect for a wet diaper.

The rectangular cloth wipes are the PERFECT size to fit in my travel wipes case! And they are big enough for the dirty, messy diapers!
I usually only have to use 1-3 on a dirty diaper, but when i use disposable wipes.. i use around 10 on a dirty diaper. (not sure if this is too much or too little hehe) But the cloth wipes are thick and soft, and perfect for my little angels bottom!
I also reviewed a hawte bottoms diaper.

My oldest is actually already potty trained. (he is 2 1/2 and about 27lbs.) So I wanted to show everybody how versatile and how long you would be able to use this diaper! My 6 month old is about 15lbs.

This diaper fits both of them! At the very smallest it is just a tad big on my little Ian (6 months) and just a tad tight on my Gavin (2 1/2yrs) Both of them are able to wear it though. Most 6 month olds are much bigger than ian, he is only in the 5-10th percentile. And my 2 1/2 year old is average. So my guesstimate would be that most children would be able to wear and use this diaper around 2 years!! How incredible is that? If you're a money saving mama, you will LOVEEEEE this diaper!! The microfiber insert is super absorbant, but very soft for that baby bottom!

And then for a place to put all those diaper hawte bottoms diapers and little lexis bowtique cloth diapers when you're out and about, and have to change one! A WET BAG!
I am in love with my cow print wet bag.. it holds all my diaper diapers so that im not carrying around a walmart bag! It's cute and fashionable, and NEEDED! Then when I get home, i just dump the diapers into my wet pail! EASY!
Little Lexis Bowtique also makes many many many more items such as custom travel wipes cases, fitted crib sheets, tag blankets, tutus, and much more!!

Make sure you check them out, and tell them we sent you over!!