Thursday, May 29, 2014

Priva Mattress Protector {Review}

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Priva offers a white vinyl mattress protector that completely covers the top of your mattress for all over protection from spills, leaks and messes of all kinds.

With baby #3's due date creeping up on us. I thought it would be a good idea to get a mattress cover in the event my water should break while in bed, I really wouldn't want to have to replace my mattress. The Priva mattress protector seems like it will be a great option for us. It will also be great for those times our little ones want to climb into bed with us. I won't have to be worried about them leaking through their diapers and having a nasty mess to clean up on the mattress. It would also be great on a child's bed.

The Priva mattress cover is available in sizes twin, double, queen and king. It is antimicrobial and is machine washable. The mattress cover does not have deep pockets, so if you have a pillow top mattress like I do, it won't fit quite as well.

The vinyl waterproof top has a textured surface allowing for a more comfortable feel under your sheets. I am rather surprised at how comfortable it is for a vinyl cover. The main thing I noticed was that it is a bit cooler when you crawl into the sheets.

The side of the mattress protector appears to be cotton (fabric not listed). It has encased elastic all along the bottom edge, providing a snug fit on your mattress. 

Despite the fact that we have a pillow top mattress and this mattress cover doesn't quite cover the sides completely, it seems to hold in place pretty well with little daily adjustment. 

The company informed me that the cover should be washed (per manufacturing directions) before use to allow for absorption of liquids. While there is room for some absorption, I don't feel like it will absorb a whole lot. There also wasn't any washing information other than the statement on the front packaging saying it is machine washable. 

Overall I am fairly pleased with this mattress protector and I think it will work wonderfully for us. I am just bummed it isn't deep enough to fully fit our mattress. 

Buy it: You can purchase the Priva mattress cover on Amazon for $19.99-$28.99 depending on the size you need. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Maggie Bags Campus Tote Givewaway

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One lucky winner will win:

Maggie Bag Campus Tote

Value $85

Maggie Bags offers fashionable seatbelt hand bags, with recycled (rejected) seatbelt webbing when available. The Campus Tote is durable, has multiple pockets and a zipper to keep everything in it's place! There are many color options, from solid colors to multi colors!

Date: May 19   12:01am - June 2 11:59pm
Valid only in the Continental United States
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Serifino Double-Wall Thermo Glasses {review} Iced Coffee Recipe

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Spring is here and it's time for all those fun iced drinks! Iced tea, iced coffee and even the refreshing cocktails and ice cold beer!

Ozeri has the perfect glass for serving such delicious, refreshing cold beverages. It's the Serifino double-wall thermo glasses. They can hold up to 16 oz if filled to the brim. What makes these glasses unique is that they are all made from mouth-blown borosilicate glass. This glass is heat resistant, durable and shatter resistant (although, I did not test this feature). The double wall design allows for dead air space between the layers of glass which makes for a really good insulator for you hot or cold beverages. Your hands will not get too cold (or wet from condensation) or too hot holding onto your glass and your beverage will hold its temperature longer than it would in a single wall glass. Each of these glasses is slightly different due to the fact that they are mouth blown, so no two glasses will be exactly alike.

Another unique quality of the borosilicate glass is that it is acid resistant. Which means that no matter what beverage you are putting into your Serafino glass (wine, coffee, etc) you won't get any discoloration on your glass.

I was very pleased with how these glasses were shipped. They were packed with care and extra stuffing and bubble wrap to ensure they did not break during transit.

Cleaning the glass is fairly easy as well! It can be put in the dishwasher, but you have to be careful that it won't bump into other dishes causing the glass to crack or break. The glass is wide enough to fit your hand in with a dish cloth to easily hand wash.

When I first got them in the mail, I told my husband all about them. He actually grabbed one, washed it (I know, I was surprised too) and poured himself a beer. He had a 12 oz beer which fit perfectly in the glass with a bit of room left at the top. He has used it a few times since, but being that the glasses are slightly wider than a traditional single wall glass, he said doesn't really like holding on to them. Although, it hasn't stopped him from using them.

Being pregnant I can't exactly have beer, but I was really craving iced coffee. So I decided I'd make a decaffeinated cold brew and add some homemade vanilla coffee syrup and some half & half. Tastes just like a Starbucks Frappuccino! Unlike my husband, I didn't see any notable difference in holding this glass vs. a traditional one-walled glass.

When it comes to iced coffee, many people just do a regular coffee brew and let it cool off. But from what I have read and heard from friends, it just doesn't taste as good as making a cold brew. My husband doesn't drink iced coffee so I only make about a pitcher worth at a time.

To make the iced coffee you'll need:

  • Regular sized pitcher (I think mine is two qt)
  • 2.5 cups coffee grounds (trial and error to alter to your taste)
  • Cold water
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Cheese cloth
  1. Put coffee grounds into your pitcher and fill with cold water.
  2. Mix grounds so they are all evenly saturated.
  3. Let sit 8-12 hours, if you are doing it during the day, give it a stir half way through just to pull the grounds back into the water. 
  4. Using your strainer lined with the cheese cloth pour your mixture into another clean pitcher or container. As you get to the grounds you will need to use a spatula or spoon to press the liquid out and scoop out the grounds.
  5. Refrigerate up to two weeks or until it starts to taste bitter. But if you're anything like me, this small batch will not last that long! 
To make the vanilla syrup you'll need:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I may have used a tad more)
  1. Mix water and sugar in sauce pan. Heat on medium stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add vanilla extract then allow to cool.
  3. Store in an airtight container or jar at room temperature.
I am very happy with my Serafino glasses by Ozeri as well as all the other Ozeri products I have tried!

Buy It: You can purchase a set of the Serafino Double-Wall Thermo Glasses on Amazon for $29.95!

Connect: with Ozeri on Facebook and visit their website to see all of their other great products! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Giveaway

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You can be the lucky winner for a...

KitchenAid KSM75SL 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer, Color silver

Making homemade meals and treats from scratch would be easier with the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. This Mother's Day win something that will make your life in the kitchen easier! Bring the family together with your home cooked creations! 

May 9 12:01am EST. To May 23 11:59pm  EST.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Flip Belt - My New Favorite Workout Accessory {Review}

Thank you FlipBelt for the accessory belt! 

This wonderful belt has quickly become a workout accessory I don't want to go without! After the first time using it I realized just how convenient and handy it was.

Flip Belt is a sleek and stylish way to carry your essentials while working out. Whether you're heading out for a jog, heading to the gym or going for a bike ride you'll have storage for your phone, MP3 player, key, ID, money and more while wearing your workout gear without adding a bunch of bulk. 

The FlipBelt is a tube style belt made from moisture-wicking spandex, the same material as today's workout apparel. Simply slide on and wear on your hips. The belt comes in 5 different sizes, giving you the option to find one with the perfect fit. It also comes in 10 colors so you can find the best match for your outfit. 

One side of the belt has 4 slit pocket openings. Through these openings you can easily tuck in your cell phone, MP3 player or many other items for a hands free workout. The belt holds your items in place and close to your body without adding bulk or the discomfort of having floppy pockets or bags. For extra security you can flip the belt with the pocket openings toward your body to lock everything in place.

The belt is 3" wide allowing it to fit pretty much all cell phones with the only exception listed on their website as the Note 2. My phone (LG Spectrum 2) fits perfectly. It will even fit with a case, but it isn't as easy to slide in and out. Sometimes I like to change Pandora stations during my workout, using the phone case makes it a bit less efficient. 

You can see here that once my phone is tucked in, you can't even tell its there.

The Flip Belt stays in my workout bag and I store my ear buds in it as well. It doesn't take up much space in my bag which is a bonus!

Overall, if you're looking for a sleek, easy way to carry your essentials while working out, the Flip Belt is the perfect option! I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Check out this video to see Flip Belt in action!

Buy It: The Flip Belt retails for $28.99 on their website.

Connect: Check out Flip Belt on Facebook and Twitter

Disclosure: I received a Flip Belt complimentary to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

RECARO Harness Booster Seat Giveaway

The RECARO Performance SPORT is an Award-Winning Child Safety Seat in which meets all new FMVSS 213 Standards. RECARO Performance Series car seats all feature comfort enhancing memory foam, Cool Mesh ventilation and performance infused fashions. It also has the deepest side wings on the market which have metal reinforced side walls for racing-inspired, full body side impact protection. The ultimate protection for your child! The RECARO Performance SPORT is fairly slender and can fit three across in most midsized vehicles. This seat has easy adjustable no re-thread harness straps, making adjusting the straps as your child grow so much easier! This seat will truly grow with your child with an upper limit of 65 pounds for harness use and up to 120 pounds in the booster mode! The 65 pounds for harness use accommodates an average 9.5 year old child. My daughter is 8 years old and a bit on the taller side, she weighs about 85lbs and fits in the RECARO Performance SPORT in booster mode perfectly! In all honesty, she actually asked me to get her her own RECARO Performance SPORT booster seat! 
Read Sarh's full review at Mami's 3 Little Monkeys.

Enter to win the top-of-the-line harness to booster for your child. You can't beat the safety features, ease of use and long term use of this harness to booster for your growing child! RECARO Performance Sport will give you peace of mind while out and about with your child. 



Open to US residents whom are at least 18 years of age at the time of entrance. One set of entries per household.

Ends May 17th at 11:59pm CST

Please enter through the Giveaway Tools entry form below. One winner will be chosen at random via the entry form on May 18th and winner's entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours in which to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: Just Me and the Boys and all other participating blogs have not been compensated for this post nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. RECARO holds full responsibility for prize fulfillment including shipping. NO P.O. BOX, street address must be given in order to receive your winnings. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media sites. Sarh at Mami's 3 Little Monkeys received a RECARO Perf. SPORT in exchange for her honest review and to facilitate this giveaway event. If you have any questions or concerns or would like for your brand/products to be presented in a similar giveaway event please contact Sarh at

Bring on the Baby Giveaway

Welcome to the Bring on the Baby Giveaway event hosted by Atta Mama and Optimistic Mommy. This giveaway is meant to celebrate the expanding family all the way through the first year of life. Read more on the fabulous prize sponsors and how to enter below!

Spring has definitely sprung and there's something in the water! Babies everywhere, am I right? Efforts to ride the baby wave resulted in the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide at This gift guide is a resource for new moms and seasoned parents to find the newest, most practical items to make their parenting journey easy and hassle free. Teaming up with some of those same amazing sponsors, we're bringing you this awesome giveaway for your new and growing family!

All of these products will make a great addition to your growing family! Maybe you haven't heard about some of these products, check out the reviews for more details. You may find your new favorite baby product! Who wouldn't love to win all of these fabulous prizes?!

Awesome prizes include:
Daddy Swag Gift Set from Daddy & Company- ARV $89.95 Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Sack - ARV $34.95 Mommy's Club Personal Skin Care Bundle - ARV $147.70 Dr. Brown's Early Feeding & Solid Feeding Kits - ARV $140.00 Milkies Milk-Saver and Freeze from Fairhaven Health - ARV $57.90 Infinity Nursing Scarf from Linzy Dawn Designs - ARV $20.00 Who Loves Me? Personalized Gift Set from I See Me - ARV $49.95 Lotus Bumz cloth diaper with matching leggings - ARV $37.98 Lalabu Soothe Shirt - ARV $60.00 Cover and set of 3 inserts from Buttons Diapers - ARV $21.00

The grand total is... Over $650 worth of baby swag!

Giveaway will run from May 1st until 11:59 pm EST om May 15th. Giveaway is open to US only. You must be 18 or over to enter. Winner will be chosen at random via Giveaway Tools. Winner will be notified by email at the end of the Giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Atta Mama, Optimistic Mommy, and the other participating blogs are not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment. To enter, simply fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. All entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better your chance of winning!
Good luck!

Disclosure: Atta Mama received the above items in exchange for review. This blog did not receive financial compensation or product in exchange for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by the Sponsors. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of sponsored prizes.