Agoo’s Leg Huggers

Agoo’s one of my favorite places to shop for my sons! I absolutely love their clothing… the wicking properties are genius!

Right now we have a fabulous sale on Leg Huggers! Agoo’s Leg Huggers are functional fashion for little kids. Made from eco-friendly, 100% sustainable bamboo fibers, they will keep your little one’s legs warm in the cold and cool in the heat. What I love about them, too – if you have crawlers in your house, they protect little knees! A very big deal!


But the best part about our Totsy sale… check out the PRICE! Stock on up!

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Berry Ball – Need to Try One!

There’s one thing I always wash by hand – my bras.

I’ve seen way too many of my bras come “undone” in the wash and I’m not going back there – ever.

You know what I’m talking about, right? You pop your bras into the wash to be cleaned, and when they emerge – they’re twisted, tangled and completely out of shape. And… if you’re anything like me and need a little “something-something” in the padded-bra department, you know how damaged the padding can sometimes get. It can just be a mess. So I started hand-washing everything which isn’t the quickest and/or easiest to do. With work and the boys and sports and just the craziness of life with 4 little boys… I need laundry to do quick and easy for me – for every garment.

Which brings me to my bra-saving-grace – the Berry Ball.

You place your bra inside the Berry Ball for washing. What makes the washing of your bra so thorough, is that there’s a scrubbing ball that you additionally insert into the Berry Ball with your bra. The holes in the Berry Ball allow the water and detergent to get on in and do its job. Toss the Berry Ball (with bra inside) into your wash – and you’re literally good-to-go! It’s super easy and you absolutely know you’re bra is getting squeaky clean without getting damaged at the same time.

When the load is done, take your bra out of the Berry Ball and hang dry.

And… for your other delicate garments – undies and stockings, there’s the Berry Bag, zip shut and wash away!

I absolutely recommend these for any woman… they have really made a difference in my bra-life. Moms… you will really love these because it’s a easy and convenient thing to add into your washing routine. We like quick and easy when it comes to anything that has to do with laundry, right!?

Even better, this set comes with a Berry Bag for your panties. Once you’re done, hang it up with the attached strap until next time.

These Berry Balls are available at select stores and some e-retailers in the US like: ComfortHouse.com and N-fini.com.

The “Jean Short” Summer Craze

I’ve been seeing a lot of jean shorts with fringe this summer on celebs… It’s a hot trend right now… and what I love most about this “look” is that you can take this “sexier” option for shorts and really do a great job at making it look classic and chic. After all, we’re not looking to go all Daisy Duke. As I started to look for a pair to buy, I thought to myself… why am I buying when I can make these? So that’s just what I did… and I love them!

Pampers offers Cynthia Rowley Designer Diapers

Pampers are my diapers of choice. They’ve always fit the boys to perfection… and the practical side of me has always been satisfied.

But now they’re satisfying my fashionable side!

Popular designer Cynthia Rowley has designed 11 styles of Pampers, including pastels, stripes, madras and ruffles. They’re offered in Target stores beginning in July.

“As a mom, I wanted other moms and dads to have more options in every part of their lives — even diapers,” said Rowley. “It’s the first piece of clothing your baby will ever wear, and it should be special.”

Talk about the perfection combination of practical fashion.

Smart Tan

I have always loved a little glow on my cheeks in the summer. But… as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more aware and much more scared of the sun’s rays. I need to be smart, not only with my sons and husband… but with myself, too. I’ve been scouring for some great “tanning” alternatives this summer. I’ve done the spray… quite frankly, I’m not happy with the streaks I got. It looked good for a day – and then… NOT SO GOOD. My legs looked like they were peeling and I was orange.

So… I got smart and started trying some other things. Seriously… no pun intended, I tried Smart Tan.

Essentially you build you own tan. The Smart Tan Kit comes with:

Start with the Primer! Prime your skin and moisturize away!

Then cover up any skin imperfections with the Concealing Creme. It comes in skin tone shades… so you can match your skin tone perfectly.

Finally use the bronzer on your face (and body if desired) to create a natural glow. This bronzer is amazing! It doesn’t go on too strong, so you can really “build” it on your face as you want to. Just stay away from getting too orangy looking! Big summer fashion don’t!

The BIG KAHUNAS for me:

  • Waterproof
  • Smudge Resistant
  • Long Lasting

I’m VERY happy with my Smart Tan… I love the safe and great alternatives to getting a long lasting tan without damaging it.

Celebrity Baby Scoop – Dishing It Out Daily

I love being ‘in the know,’ of celebrity gossip, don’t we all? Whether it’s from entertainment news on TV, gossip magazines or straight from the internet it’s hard to get enough! With sites like Celebrity Baby Scoop the news just keeps on coming…daily!

Celebrity Baby Scoop was created in September 2006 by Lisa Weber. During this time, Hollywood was beginning its craze of pregnant celebrities. Through reparable websites such as CelebrityBabyScoop.com you are able to get up-to-the-minute gossip on all your favorite celebrity Moms, Dads and babies. The site uses only the most trusted Hollywood insiders such as reporters and other sources to dish the latest stories.

Fans agree – having over 1.2 million unique visitors a month, CBS has powered through the competition to deliver only the best of mom and baby fashions, products and news. Posts are updated throughout the day so visitors have no choice but to stop by all day long. Celebrity Baby Scoop also offers friendly links to other websites who are dishing about other topics related to the baby world, making it very easy to stay ‘in the know,’ with all celebrity and baby news!

Celebrity Baby Scoop also has exclusive giveaways for all their subscribers! To enter a giveaway, it is as easy as signing up for Celebrity Baby Scoop’s news letter! In their ‘Get the look’ section you are able to see who wore it and where to get it; displaying the latest brands and the cutest celebrity kids wearing them. They also provide a collection of photos with each article covering the latest news we all are dying to read about.

CBS is the one-stop-know-all for all things baby with your daily celebrity updates…don’t miss out on being the first to know! Visit CelebrityBabyScoop.com, I promise you will not be disappointed! @font-face { font-family: “Times New Roman”; }@font-face { font-family: “Calibri”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color: purple; text-decoration: underline; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

Exclusive Deal for all our Totsy Members: Sign up for Celebrity Baby Scoop newsletter and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $235 baby gift prize pack! Baby Gift includes a Momma Couture Diaper Bag, Bebe Au Lait hooded towel and a Freehand Baby Carrier.

– Jennifer Little

Activities for Rainy Days

I also serve as a mom ambassador for Land O’Frost… they have an amazing section on their website for moms called – Land O’Moms. Each month I contribute an article for them. I don’t know how it’s been where you are… but it’s been raining here in Rhode Island the last couple of days – and my sons don’t know what to do with themselves because we’ve been so used to the HOT SUN! I compiled a list of 10 things to do on rainy days that we’ve been doing. I wanted to share my list today on Totsy!!

ENJOY!!

1. Cookie Cutter Sandwiches. This is one of the boys favorite. We make sandwiches (they love PBJ) and then we cut them with cookie cutters to make some cool shapes. They love the dinosaur ones!

2. Finger Painting. I lay out sheets of paper all along the dining room table. I put “old” tees on the boys and just let them go to town with the finger paint! I usually will see if they can make certain letters, shapes and numbers. It keeps them smiling and laughing.

3. Sock Puppets. The boys love it when I go through their dad’s sock drawer and weed out the old socks. We take them downstairs and turn them into puppets. We use paint and pom-poms and try and create the silliest creatures.

4. Movie Day. The boys would have movie day every single day if they could… but, it’s the summer – and if we don’t have to be inside, we won’t be! I turn the lights off… close the shutters and curtains… and actually pretend we’re in the theatre. I make popcorn and we have an actual movie day.

5. Restaurant. This was one of my favorite activities as a child. I take out paper plates, paper cups, plastic silverware and napkins. We make menus and actually play “restaurant.” The boys get a kick out of it. We call it “4 Brothers!”

6. LEGOS. If there’s one thing I’ve realized about having sons is that they love to build! We have bins and bins and bins of LEGOS. I usually only let them play with one bin at a time. But… on rainy days, I take them all out and we create massive castles and buildings.

7. Alphabet Cupcake Making. My sons love to bake, I really think they’ve gotten this from me. When I was a little girl my mom and Nana would bake with me all the time. My sons love to make “mini” cakes (otherwise known as cupcakes). We actually make 26 cupcakes and write one letter of the alphabet on each cake. We call it our Alphabet Cakes.

8. Scavenger Hunts. The boys love to do this outside… but it can be just as fun inside, too. I go throughout the house and hide 10-15 items. I give them easier type clues (so Henry can play) and they dash around the house, working together and finding all the items “mom” has requested.

9. Family Tree. The boys love to ask “who is your dad’s dad?” and “what is grandma’s mom’s name?” Just family curiosity. We made a family tree the other night, using their hands as leaves. We dipped them in paint and had them press down their hands on a piece of paper. We started to label each leaf a member of the family. We’ve been building onto it. I know the boys don’t grasp it 100%, but it’s interesting to teach them that I’m from 4 children… their dad is from 3… etc.

10. Obstacle Courses. Oh, man. This one is the ONE they LOVE! I make obstacle courses with our furniture, with the toys and with cushions and pillows. They then have a blast trying to “get through” everything. They LOVE this!