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September 21, 2010

Every Day is Monday

In our house we have a saying "Every day is Monday." We have this because every day for us is the same as the last. My husband is a truck driver and has no set schedual, so therefor he could work everday. I stay at home with our two boys and most of the time forget what day it is because we stay at home. We live about 20 minutes from the nearest town and to pack up and go kinda needs to be planned.

I hope that one day our "every day is Monday" will be a good thing because we will have the freedom to do what we want and not have to worry about what day it is or if there is going to be work that day or not.

September 16, 2010

New Product Review and Give A Way Coming Soon (great for the kids!!)

I have a new product review coming soon. There is also a give a way with this review. It will be winners choice!! In order to enter the give a way you must follow this blog. Extra entries will also be available by following What U Love on Facebook and by visiting the Give A Way's sites.

Stay tuned.

September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This Wordless Wednesday is not really wordless, more like wordful. My son who is just over 2 1/2 can read to me over 20 sight words (not to mention he knows his colors, shapes, numbers and alphabet). To me, a teacher with my last position before mat leave was as a kindergarten teacher this is amazing. I guess to any mother of their own child this would be amazing too.

I love my boys and and am blessed to spend this time with them when they are like sponges, taking in everything that is done, said and shown to them.

September 13, 2010

Review of Monkey Cheeks

I love it when I find beautiful, well made, hand made items. I am hoping that the things that I love will also be What U Love as well.

Monkey Cheeks is not only beautiful and well made, it is also unique. Kim is a mother of 2 boys (23 months & 3 months).

“My girlfriends convinced me to start selling my items on Etsy. Opened in Jan 2010 and I'm loving it. Not a bit tired of sewing every night and just love coming up with new items for the store. In fact I have so many things I want to make I just can't find the time.

My favorite part is buying fabric! I actually think I may have an addiction. I can never pass up a pretty print!

I think my most favorite item to make is the crayon wallet. The cute fabrics and a functional item just make it my favorite.”

The two products that I am reviewing are The BUSY MOM Organizer and the Crayon Wallet. But Monkey Cheeks has other products as well. Including: The BUSY MOM Clutch Organizer, The BUSY MOM Wallet, The BUSY MOM Planner, Boutique Style Diaper Wipe Cases, Hair Clips, Bows & Ponytail holders.

The BUSY MOM Organizer was a great find. Being a busy mom, as most moms are I found this product to be very handy and useful. It holds a note pad (I always know where to write my lists) there is a spot to hold a pen or pencil as well as extra pockets to hold other various items like your cell phone or coupons. I personally use the extra pockets to hold my stamps and letters that need to be mailed or bills that need to be paid. The BUSY MOM Organizer is made up of three different fabrics (the fabric choices are beautiful and can easily compliment any style). The button and elastic closure make The BUSY MOM Organizer expandable. This means that when I have a lot of papers or thick envelopes to bring with me this Organizer will hold them all. Then I know exactly where they all are.

“Put it in your purse or just keep in near you for quick access to all your things. Coupons, iphone, business cards, receipts, shopping lists, and anything else we busy Moms need to keep close. You can even put personalized stationary in it and give it as wonderful gift!

This notebook includes a slot for a pen, a large 5x8 notepad and 4 handy pockets with stitched detailing for a little something extra. Notebook measures 6.5 x 8.5 when closed and 13 x 17 when fully opened. The perfect size! Notebook seals secure with a matching button.

With 2 boys myself (2 years 9 months and 6 months) the crayon wallet works wonders. I gave it to L to use while we were in the car, at dinner, visiting friends and at home. And he loved it in all these places. The crayon wallet comes with a 4x6 pad, 8 crayons, but the slots are big enough to hold 16, which is nice if you would like to add more colors to your child’s pallet. It is also made with an extra pocket which can hold stickers, finished artwork or other embellishments. The wallet measures 6 x 5 when closed (which fits nicely in any diaper bag) and 6 x 15 when opened. It has a Velcro latch to keep everything neat and tidy.

Not only does L use this crayon wallet but it also comes in a variety adorable fabrics. L’s is made from Disney’s Cars Theme and having “McQueen” on his own special crayons makes it something that he loves even more.

Kim was great to deal with. Great customer service and a great product. Her prices are very reasonable as well as shipping costs. This is defiantly a product that I love and I hope that it will be What U Love too.

You can contact Monkey Cheeks through Facebook or on Etsy.

September 11, 2010

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September 10, 2010

Review of The Head Said

Review of The Head Said

The Head Said is a wonderful find. Shawn, makes wonderful handcrafted custom crocheted hats and one of a kind character hats. The Head Said was generous enough to pass along a beautiful hat for my review.

Here is some background on The Head Said:


What you wear on your head says a lot about you?

The style and color hat you wear leaves an instant impression on others without you even saying a word.

With over 33 years crocheting experience... I can create a unique one of a kind hat that you will enjoy for years to come. If your love is a hat with long ear flaps or maybe a multi colored "scrap cap" ... I have just the thing for you. Skiers and snowboarders ... stand out on the slopes! Look good and have fun all while staying warm.”

The hat that I was able to review was a child size sock monkey hat. I have a son who will be 3 at Christmas, and I put this hat on him and he looked adorable. Description from The Head Said

“This is a custom hat made to look like a sock monkey with a flat face. The colors are off white, red and heather gray.
This hat is hand crocheted single stitch with double yarn which makes it super warm and without holes.
This is a super fun hat that you wont want to take off! “

Living in Alberta, Canada with our cold winters this hat was made from a thick yarn, perfect to keep little ears and big ears warm in our harsh winters. The Head Said is able to make all types of crocheted hats, they are easily customizable. For example with or without earflaps, with or without tassels. The Head Said makes hats for infants, toddlers and adults with a variety of styles to choose from. There are some recognizable characters from TV shows, character hats, brim hats, striped hats, beanie caps and my favorite used for Halloween costumes.

Prices for the hats range from $5 for a mini party favor hat to $25 for an adult hat. Shipping prices are very fair $3.50 to the US and $5.50 to Canada. Discounts are available for multiple purchases.

The workmanship that goes into these hats makes them something that is What U Love. I would highly recommend that if you are looking for a unique hand made hat for you or anyone in your family. Please check out The Head Said found on Artfire, Etsy and their personal webpage http://www.theheadsaid.com


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Been A Busy Week

So it has been a busy week. Had a great long weekend now to get back into it. I have a great review of some wonderful crochet animal hats coming up.