February 29, 2016

My DIVA Cup Experience

This IS NOT a sponsored post. I purchased this product with my own money and this is my honest opinion and review of this product. It may contain graphics and language not suitable for children.
As a woman in my 40's and having had children I chose size 2. 
Size one is for women who have not had kids or are younger and size 2 is for women who have had children. 
That is what you get when you buy it. 
One cup and a carrying case and of course an instruction sheet. 
Why did I decide to switch? Not only does it save money, but I don't have to go to the store or ask my husband to buy pads and tampons, at least for me. I have not converted my daughters, yet. 
And, it saves on landfill mess. Not only do I now use the cup, I also have been using cloth pads. Yes, they are reusable but its not as nasty as you might think. And they are easy to clean too. 
I am going to suggest you try this at home before your period. There is a learning curve and it can be a little messy. Sometimes Serial Killer hands messy. 
You have to relax. That's the biggie. If you are not, your vaginal muscles will tighten up and then it will be a challenge. There are several different ways to "fold" the cup and I prefer the "7". 
The good part is, if you don't get it far enough in, a few kegals or sitting up and down in a chair will help it move up into place. 
I think I chose the wrong period for my first use because I had to empty it 4x in a 12 hour period. I had to empty it about every 3 hours because apparently I released 2 eggs this month and my period was Mt. Vesuvius instead of Mt. St. Helen's. If you tend to have heavy periods, I will suggest wearing a panty liner or light flow pad on the heavy day, just in case. 
I am planning on putting it in when I get the telltale back cramps the day before I start. But one thing, when you take the cup out, you have to bear down like your birthing a baby or taking a big poop. And don't be ashamed if you pass gas! It happens, so I hear!
You do have to rinse it out at every change. Or at least wipe it out with damp toilet paper. So until you find what works best for you, change it at home. Would you really want to see someone with blood all over their hands walking out of the stall in the women's room? NOPE, me neither!
I love it! No tampons or carrying one in my purse. I recommend it!

February 19, 2016

Sticker You Review

Disclosure: I was allowed to design and receive up to $30 in stickers to facilitate my review. 
My opinions are my own.

These are the three designs. Personally I love the birds one the best! 

I have put these on everything! The handmade air fresheners have the round ones on the bottom of the mason jars. The yellow ones went on all the baked goodies AND the birds went on all the gifts we baked at Christmas. 
They are durable and they are still sticking after several washes! 

About Sticker you:

StickerYou Inc. provides the best platform in the world to create custom products that Make you Stick!
We are passionate about providing you with the highest quality custom stickers, labels, decals, iron-on labels and temporary tattoos. Our website is built with proprietary die-cutting technology to help you make and order your products exactly as you need them. This means you can order any quantity (as little as one), in any size and shape you need. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee – and really hope you love the products you order. 
StickerYou was founded in 2008 by Andrew Witkin, who was inspired during a walk on Los Angeles’ Manhattan Beach when he noticed how stickers played a huge role in the local scene and culture but realized how expensive it was for individuals to create awesome die-cut stickers themselves.
StickerYou is based in beautiful Toronto, Canada.
Not only do they have stickers like these ones, they have alot of other products as well.
Temporary tattoo's, window clings and more. You can see all their products here:

February 10, 2016

GrubMarket Giveaway

Yes, I did get a box. Yes, the fruit was delish! My only problem was Fed Ex left it on my porch in below 0 weather and most of it was frozen before we even got it. The nim nod didnt knock or let us know he delivered it! 
It was very well packed in recyclable material. No bruises or bumps! A big feat considering it came all the way to Maine from California!
About GrubMarket:
GrubMarket is all about providing accessibility, by delivering the following key benefits to their stakeholders:
  • Unbeatable prices:  While many food delivery services and premium grocers cater to high-income earners, GrubMarket is committed to making fresh and delicious food accessible to all people by keeping their prices consistently lower than all comparable grocers.
  • Convenience:  Through their reliable operations, GrubMarket is committed to providing people in food deserts (ie. areas without farmers' markets and fresh grocery stores) with access to high-quality, freshly-harvested items that they would typically find at a farmers' market or Whole Foods store.  Additionally, they offer free delivery across the U.S. for all orders above $59.
  • Food Discovery:  GrubMarket provides a platform for their partnering small farms and vendors to sell their items directly to customers.  Many of these food producers have challenges getting shelf space at grocery stores, and/or may not want to pay the upfront costs of hosting farmers' market tables.  GrubMarket gives these food producers access to tens of thousands of customers through a robust online marketplace, regardless of the food producers' production scale. 

GrubMarket firmly believes that you, your family, and your friends should always have the opportunity to eat well, and that price should never be a barrier between you and healthy, delicious, and freshly-harvested food.  They are committed to providing you with the best grocery experience possible, by regularly offering you wholesome foods at wholesale prices.  
They work with a variety of farms and artisan producers to bring you high-quality foods and other items at prices that are up to 50% OFF what you'd typically find at Whole Foods and other grocers. 

February 2, 2016

Falls River Soap Company Giveaway

#MomBuzz #ValentinesGift

Amid increased concerns for product safety, growing interest in “green living” and rising consumer awareness towards the dangers of synthetic chemicals, natural and organic personal care products have seen a surge in demand.  Many health issues are associated with the use of synthetic personal care products, like shower gels, shampoos and soaps, due to the presence of chemical compounds such as phthalates, petroleum based chemicals, parabens and aluminum salts. Consumers are turning to natural personal care products which are non-toxic and environmentally friendly for their family.

Established in 2004, Falls River Soap Company is a family-owned business that has been creating one-of-a-kind handmade soaps using the finest, all-natural ingredients available for over a decade.  Fresh goat milk, olive oil, shea and cocoa butter, coconut, and avocado oil are just a few of the natural ingredients you will find in their earth-friendly soaps and vibrant colors and exotic scents give you a refreshing clean you won't soon forget.

Unlike mass-produced commercial soaps, it takes some extra time and care for Falls River Soap Company to create a handmade soap. The soap artists work in small batches, using a unique, low temperature soap making method, using organic and high quality natural essential oils, herbs and botanicals sourced from all over the world.
By aging the soaps to preserve the natural glycerin, Falls River Soap Company is able to produce the most luxurious, pure and gentle moisturizing soap imaginable. 

Many people choose all-natural soaps and shampoos to help deal with sensitive skin issues.  Some have been using all-natural products for as long as they can remember, while others want quality handmade products that are 100% vegetarian and never tested on animals.  If you are just now discovering natural skin care for your family and you will love the amazing variety of soaps offered by Falls River Soap Company!
Falls River Soap Company is having great specials on their products right now, plus you will receive free samples with every order!  Be sure to also take advantage of Free Shipping on orders $35+!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Falls River Soap Company and their products.  To show their appreciation, Falls River Soap Company is offering this awesome giveaway!  Enter below for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate and an awesome Gift Basket from Falls River Soap Company!


Disclaimer: Falls River Soap Company is responsible for prize fulfillment.  One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email by Mom Buzz Media.  This winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise forfeiting their prize.  If the original winner does not respond in the timeframe given, a new winner will be chosen. All winning entries will be confirmed.  This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other form of social media and is Facebook compliant.  This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm CST on 2/12/16.