Review of a small green cube that's a portable air pump

Tropo Air Pump Review

Today we’re reviewing the Tropo Air Pump. This little dude is a small handheld cube powered off batteries and designed to inflate pool toys on-the-go. Perfect for us!

NUBY Light-Up Cup Review of cup with a rocket ship

Nuby Light-Up Cups (review updated with a few concerns)

Kids think the cups in this series are fun because they light up, but readers have reached out to me since our initial review about concerns with leaks, battery issues, safety concerns, and other sippy cup struggles. At the time of this original review, the main concern we had was with the light-up Wonder Cup, because it leaked on us. Since the kids hit the bottoms of the cups on the table in order to get the lights to flash, it makes the water kind of shoot upward and splash out. Read on for more details from the brand on how to get these concerns addressed.

Basic Invite Review

Once upon a time there was a mom who had two children.

After the birth of Baby #1, the mom’s family and friends got super cute baby announcements printed on nice stationary after a lovely newborn sesh with professional photographer.

After the birth of Baby #2, the mom’s family and friends got … the most sincere Facebook post she could muster between toddler tantrums and a newborn attached to her 24/7.

Nuby 360 Wonder Cup Review of plastic sippy

Nuby 360 Wonder Cup Review

Designed for ages 12mos +, this 10oz cup comes with one of those circular silicone tops where the kids sip the water from the sides of an anti-leak rim that’s also leak resistant. The strawless technology helps my three and five year olds feel like big kids without me actually having to break out the  “big kid” cups that spill.

Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it Freestyle Water Bottle_1

Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it Freestyle Review

Today we’re reviewing the Thirsty Kids Flip-it Freestyle water bottle we received compliments of Nuby USA. The kids like the prints but I do, too!! Super gender neutral and contemporary patterns. None of that bright primary colored kid stuff that usually rules our house. These are simple, clean designs that I would want to drink out of.

Our Shop Local Holiday Roundup: Our Fave SLO County Gifts_1

Our Shop Local Holiday Roundup: Our Fave SLO County Gifts

Welcome to our first annual Shop Local Holiday Roundup, featuring our fave SLO County gifts offered by local businesses.

From blogging, I’ve been exposed to a ton of fun local businesses, all with lots to offer in the realm of handmade goodies, services and gift cards. And given this blog’s policy of being transparent and honest, we offer you these Shop Local suggestions from businesses we’ve actually tried and can wholeheartedly recommend.