Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Euro Tote Review {5 products for three years in 1 system}


OK. So I am a desperate mother. 
I have a colicky baby and any carrier or wrap on the market I am game to try out for wee Scout!
Enter the Lilliebaby Euro Tote

The thing is like getting Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket. 
This carrier is quite amazing. 
The EuroTote isn't just a bag... it has five functions in one product:

Cradle Carrier- (up to 25 lb)
Bunting Bag- adjusts to baby's size
Stroller Bag- ideal for jogging or strolling
Play Blanket - a clean place to play, anywhere
Travel Bedding - a nest of familiarity and security

OK. The magic ticket for me is the cradle carrier function of the tote. 

Scout nestles in and loves the warm little nest it makes him. I think it has been the only product that has made the colic go away for us here in the mad house. We nestle him into it and the straps buckle around him and he settles down almost immediately. The tote has been a lifesaver for me. It is a nice quality product and the versatility is really ingenious. If I could only have three baby gear items it would be in the mix for this baby of mine. We use it every day and will recommend it to friends. My husband raves about this product too! He LOVES the carrier function and how simple it is to carry Scout upstairs and downstairs without waking the wee one. We love the Euro Tote!

But guess what? You can win one here! today!
Just leave a comment to win! 

This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media,  
but the thoughts and opinions I express are my own!

Friday, November 12, 2010

{Holiday Gift Guide Day FIVE- MAMA K's Aromatic Play Clay}

Ok this company ROCKS!
2. It's What to Give this HOLIDAY
3. The Complete PLAY CLAY SET

A little about Mama K:

Mama K's Play Clay is a kid-safe clay with subtle aromatherapy oils to soothe the mind. Ingredients are basic and natural: they include certified gluten free flour, extra virgin olive oil, vegetable colorants and pure essential oils. Available in seven scents, including soothing lavender, relaxing chamomile and tension-easing bergamot.
The ingredients are 100% natural and Mama K’s Play Clay is suitable for kids with Celiac and Autism Spectrum disorders.

Check out her AWESOME Blog HERE

Check out the FACEBOOK page HERE

You cannot go wrong with picking up some MAMA K for this Holiday season!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


1. Brave LOVE necklace
2. True Love necklace
3. Custom Lisa Leonard
4. Through my Lens necklace

These are the real deal folks!
A great holiday gift idea that I really wear and love and purchase for others.
I hope you will check out this family company and check out Lisa's blog.
She is a talented lady and her blog pulls you right into her beautiful life.

Check out her SHOP
Read her gorgeous BLOG
Tweet with her

Lisa says:

Our custom, handmade jewelry is beautiful and full of meaning.
Create the perfect keepsake to wear next to year heart every day!
Our necklaces, baby spoons and leather cuffs make for a cherished gift.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lottie Da- This one is for the GIRLS!

Lottie Da Baby Boutique
is an amazing whimsical wonderland of gifting...
Check out the gorgeous clothes and toys and find something for yr little one.


(extra chances for following on twitter and saying hello to Amy the owner!)
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***dress and sizes must be available in listings***

WINNER IS MAKING IT LOVELY! twitter followers + comments:
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Sunday, November 7, 2010


1.Bicycle Pattern No -SEW refillable journals

2. Primary Colors ABC poster


4. Suzy Ultman Recipe Cards

Igloo Letterpress is a wonderland here in my little town.
Allison Chapman is a letterpress printer and book binder goddess.

In addition to being a great source for unique handcrafted work, Igloo Letterpress is also an active art studio where customers can tap into their creative ideas. Project-based classes, interactive tours and open studio time give visitors a chance to try their hand at making everything from pop-up books to wedding invitations.


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

CSN STORES Stroller Review

OK. So you know we are having another baby soon! (less than six weeks!)

CSN stores contacted me for an opportunity to review a baby item and you know I said YES!
I love my old Maclaren stroller but after two boys and lots of road it is about to bite the dust.
A new stroller sounded just like an item I would love to r
eview so I chose to upgrade to a Maclaren Triumph 2010 Stroller in Red!

I loved the way it looked and the fact that it had a lot of features that my old Volo did not.

I wanted a stroller that would work for the new baby and our three year old.

The stroller is great!
I love the features like:

  • Washable and soft
  • For 3 months-55 lbs
  • Removable, washable seat
  • Lifetime sovereign warranty
  • Protects from wind and rain
  • Provide extra sun protection
  • Attaches quickly and securely
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Baby sections includes 2 pockets
  • Versatile style and ultimate comfort
  • Keep baby warm on the coldest days
  • Reversible liners with solid and pattern side
  • 5 second one-hand fold, foot operated brakes
  • Central section includes removable nappy bag
  • 2 large pockets, 1 zipper pocket and card carrier
  • Pocket for wipes,nappies and secure zip pocket
  • Handles twists, turns, and small spaces with ease
  • Stain resistant, washable bag with shoulder strap
  • Insulated bottle bag, wet bag, central storage area
  • Liner for comfort, safety, and ease of use
  • Adjustable shoulder harness, carry strap, water resistant hood
This is such a nice stroller and I am very pleased that I now own it.

Here are some thoughts:

It is lightweight (although heavier than the umbrella version I had- the VOLO) and it handles really well over city streets and driveways and gravel.

The seat is padded and luxurious in comparison to the VOLO mesh seat. Nice!

It's super sturdy and the recline seat will be wonderful for the baby (3 months plus) but also for tired toddlers or preschoolers.

The sun shade is average and I still have my kiddos wear a hat and shades but that seems like most shades of strollers.

The harness snap is quite tricky I must admit and one of the negatives for me- but that is a good thing for my 3 year old as he cannot escape the stroller!

The shoulder strap is simple to use and the 11.5 lbs of the stroller is easy/light enough to carry and load in and out of vehicles.

My son loves it and we have been putting it to use all over our town!

Here is a comparison between my old VOLO and the new Triumph!

Thanks to CSN STORES and this is the third time I have shopped with them (via reviews and my own personal shopping) and I LOVE them!
The customer service is great and FREE shipping is a very big incentive for me!
I love me some free shipping. Don't you?

Monday, May 17, 2010

I need to just carry that Flip camera in my handbag everyday!

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and Flip Video.

Flip video cameras are the BEES KNEES.
I have one that I got last year for a job and it has been a life saver!
It's portable and simple to use. It captures AMAZING quality videos.
I still miss things though...
Life is full of moments that are (alas) right out of reach of a video camera.

Like when we sat together here and all of the sudden Blaise just started singing to me so sweetly like his brother used to do:

blackbird finn from Amy Turn Sharp on Vimeo.

Or last week when Blaise danced like Michael Flatley with leggings on and I nearly died from the laughing. I would loved to have had that for days of gloom and doom.

Or when Finn and Blaise played this adorable game involving baby dolls last week together.

Or when Finn pulls his underwear up his butt and walks around with a wedgie.

Yep, these are the days.

And there is NOTHING like sending a video to a friend via email.

I love to make small odd little slices of my life:

Easter madness from Amy Turn Sharp on Vimeo.


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Friday, April 9, 2010

thredUP and a FREE BOX OF SWAP! Don't wait!


Do you know about thredUP?

Here is a COOL INVITE for my readers:

The first 1,000 boxes of kids clothes listed on the site will earn parents free swaps (up to $65 in swaps). Once we hit 1,000 boxes of kids clothes on the site, the swapping will commence...


The Problem

Did you know that kids grow out of a set of new clothes every 6 months? That by age 17, kids have outgrown over 1,300 items and parents have spent nearly $20,000 on their clothing? Kids are expensive and they grow fast! Yet one of the most valuable things any kid has – clothing – typically gets given away when it’s outgrown because no great option exists to swap out the old for the new.

We also know that coordinating clothing swaps is hard – especially among your closest friends who live all over the place. Getting parents together and getting all the sizes right is always a challenge. Hand-me-downs always leave someone empty handed!

What is thredUP kids?

thredUP is where America’s busiest parents exchange boxes of clothes that no longer fit their kids for stylish ones that will. We coordinate swaps among a group of your closest friends or connect you with thousands of families nationwide. There’s no bidding, no auction lots, no rifling through consignment racks, and absolutely no trips to the post office. All swaps are done online, with scheduled home pick-up and delivery. thredUP is the next generation of swapping - a kids clothing revolution!

So what can I do on thredUP? Pick. Pay. Prepare and Send.

· Pick a box of gently used clothes you’d love to receive for your child.

· Pay for shipping

· Prepare and list a box of clothes your child has outgrown

· When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (we even have the Postal Service pick-up the box at your house).

We manage the quality control and review process and take care of all the details to make sure you get a quality exchange.

thredUP is green

Americans discard two quadrillion pounds (that’s a two with fifteen zeros!) of used clothes and textiles into landfills each year. thredUP lets you GO GREEN by swapping with like-minded moms and dads. By sharing what we already have, parents can make a huge step towards sustainability. Create a “thredbank” – the place for kids to save outgrown clothes to exchange when the time is right. thredUP allows you to teach your kids the importance of green living and lighten your family's overall eco-footprint.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

“Together they make perfect scents”

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Gain.

Me and my JOE.
We are a great team because we compliment each other.
I am so glad I married someone who keeps me grounded
but also makes me laugh until I cry on a daily basis.

Joe and I are better together because
we lean on one another and make each other believe
in the dreams and schemes we have.
We PUSH each other. We hold each other up. We stand on each others shoulders. We see the world together from vantage points we might have been fearful of without each other.
It's always the best when you find a person you can be 100% yourself with at all times.
That Cheesy Jerry McGuire movie really did capture it all though in one sentence:

Like for sure ever single day

I have this partner in my life that I can say anything to.

who will dance with me in shop isles without flinching who will stand in the rain and kiss me who will work side by side with me in our family business who will parent with me through thick and thin who will thrill me who will love me for me (the real messy me)

We fit.
We make sense.
Who do you fit with?
Tell me in the comments and you can WIN:

$100 visa gift card
AND Gain laundry detergent!

More info

· There are six other chances to win $100 from your fellow review bloggers individual sweeps

· There is a GRAND PRIZE of $300 to win on the BlogHer round-up page!

Please check out the other COOL posts here: HERE
Thanks guys xo Amy

Monday, March 1, 2010

aden & anais GIVEAWAY

I love aden+anais!
I used the muslin swaddles with Finnian and I LOVED them.
The company is cool and easy to contact and communicate with and I love their charity work.

I am giving away PRIZE package for you of over $100.00 in products.
(like the gorgeous items above! Squuuueeeeeee!)
If you are expecting how exciting!
If not!
These make wonderful gifts for the babies in your life!
(you will be the hit of the next baby shower)

So. Leave a comment telling us what product you like best from the WEBSITE.
Follow aden & anais on TWITTER for a second chance!
Good luck and thanks for celebrating today!

xo Amy

I will use to pick a winner on FRIDAY! xo thanks!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Staying in Touch with Family ideas this 2010- THE TOP TEN IDEAS

WINNER WINNER: happyenchilada THANKS! xoxo

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Sprint

We are all busy.
BUSY is a word that we throw around without much thought in life...
It is important to find the time for family no matter how BUSY we are.
It is important to connect and feel tethered to our lives.
How do you do it?
Here are some cool ways we are trying to stay connected
and some awesome ideas I have noticed in the blogosphere:

The family meeting:
Seriously. We need a come to each other night once a week. Family dinners are ace but I think one night a week as a family is so important. Make it a movie night or a round table meeting with ice cream at the end. Just do it.

For reals. Mom and Dad can stay wicked in touch with what is going on with smartphones. If We did not have blackberries in our house we would not be as in touch as we are.
Life is easier with the technology we have.
For real.

The family notebook or sketchbook:
Love the idea of a family notebook to write to each other- leave messages, ideas, problems. Questions...OR just cool art like this family.
Ownership is a big thing here. Buy in comes from use.
It is awesome.

The calendar of Life
Buy a gorgeous calendar and display it prominently in your home.
Even little ones can see their names and start to understand the concept.

Busy Body Books are great because they separate everyone
and make it a at a glance station for the family.

Little Love notes in lunches
Don't forget to woo your mate. Woo your kids too. Love. Spread it around in wee notes tucked in lunches or pockets. It means the world to them. Leave a word of the day written on lunch bags. Tell a joke on a napkin. Tell yr spouse little saucy sentences on a tiny slip of paper. GO!

Blog it baby!
The big and small parts of life can be documented and shared with loved ones near and far.
We all know the power of the blog. This year let younger members of the family start a blog or teach grandparents how to blog to tell the history of their lives to the family. Blogging is powerful.
Harness it.

Staycations local love affairs:
Explore the local amazing place you live together! Make memories by visiting one new place nearby each month. Make a scrapbook or take photos and make memories. Stimulate the economy where you live. Learn! Live!

The family that gives back together:
Find a charity and work it in 2010.
You will bond over giving back.
There are so many charities that need you!

Sykpe Time:
Faraway family no longer means huge phone bills and stress.
We skype all the time to our UK family and love it! It is simple and so MUCH FUN!

Hobby Time:
Take a leap into a new year of learning.
Photography is a great hobby for kids and adults.
Try something new together! Sushi making? Art? Sports?

Check out the Family Connections Group at BlogHer for more ideas!

OK Wanna WIN a $200 Visa gift card?

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me What are your best tips for keeping your family connected in the New Year? - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at 1/13/2010` and will end 2/9/2010. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.


  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US-residents, aged 18 and older
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • Please see the official rules here: Official rules

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