firstBIKE Review and Giveaway

firstbikeWith Everett just passing 2 years old and having so much interest in bikes already… I was so excited to be approached by firstBIKE to do a review and giveaway! This bike is absolutely the most perfect introduction to bike riding! Here’s why…

  • The bike introduces a sense of being able to balance to your child. It is completely a non stress way of learning how to ride.
  • It grows with your child until they’re ready for a regular pedal bike. You are able to start using it as early as two years. It’s recommended for ages 2 to 5.
  • firstBIKE has a height adjustment which makes it suitable for children of all sizes.
  • There are no training wheels required!
  • firstBIKE offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork and a 5 year limited warranty on all other parts.
  • It’s also extremely stylish! We love the bright green and the adorable dinosaur compass / bell.firstbikegreen

As soon as Everett got his bike, Michigan decided to pour over a foot of snow on us. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to spend a lot of time using it just yet. We did get lucky and have one 50 degree day in which the snow mostly melted and he got a chance to give it a shot. evonfirstbikeI was amazed at how well he did for just picking it up! We did have to use the optional lowering kit even though he’s pretty tall. If you have a younger child I would suggest getting that add on.

First Bike would really make the perfect Christmas gift for any child in the 2-5 age range. They have decided to give one bike away to a very lucky reader. For your chance just enter the rafflecopter below. Unconventional Mommy Tails is not responsible for shipment of the prize. The winner must respond to the email sent out within 24 hours in order to claim their prize. If no response is received than a new winner will be chosen. All entries will be verified so don’t cheat; no one likes a cheater. Good Luck! 


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Baby Chomp Chomp Review & Giveaway

babychompchompMy 5 month old daughter is going through two things right now that aren’t exactly pleasant. She’s teething and she’s getting bored while nursing which means pulling hair, scratching skin, and tugging on clothing. These two reasons why I’m so glad I have the opportunity to partner up with Baby Chomp Chomp. They have a huge selection of nursing necklaces and the amazing amber necklaces for baby.

So the nursing necklaces are worn by mom and give something for baby to play with while their feeding. They can also be worn while you’re holding your baby for something for them to chew on that isn’t your arm. While both of these things work great for Aria… she seems to have the most fun chewing on them while holding them on her own! Hey, whatever works, right? teethingnecklaceariaBaby Comp Chomp caries tons of different styles that will fit any style!

They also carry the very popular amber teething necklace. All the amber is authentic and comes with a certificate to verify that. I was worried when going around shopping for amber. Since it’s such a light material it could easily be passed off for plastic. I feel confident in the fact that Baby Chomp Chomp is selling you authentic amber. Aria would agree because in only 48 hours of wearing it she already seemed a lot happier. She’s a naturally “difficult” baby so any improvement in her mood is a big deal to me.  aria teething necklaceThat smiles speaks for itself. She needs to grow into the necklace a little bit more so I’m not leaving it on her a lot for safety reasons but she’s able to wear the anklet/bracelet constantly. teethinganklet

Now, Baby Chomp Chomp is offering $25 to her shop for one lucky reader! Just enter the rafflecopter below. Please be honest when liking and following pages for all entries will be verified. No one likes a cheater so don’t even think about it. Unconventional Mommy Tails will email the winner and the winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize. Once the winner responds a promo code will be emailed and is ready to use in the shop. Unconventional Mommy Tails is not responsible for shipment of the prize.

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Freshly Picked Moccasins Review & Giveaway

FPreviewI’ll just go right out and say it, I’m absolutely obsessed with these shoes. The number one reason why is because they’re absolutely adorable, duh. They come in every color you can possibly imagine so coordinating with any outfit isn’t a problem. It’s not all about looks with this company though.  The thing that really grabbed with with Freshly Picked is the story behind the shoes. Susan Petersen started this business from the ground up because she was tired of baby shoes that were not quality. She was just a typical mom like the rest of us looking for something that would look adorable on her sons feet and also stay on. She started her business with $200 she received from scrapping metal and bam! Look at her now. It’s quite the inspiring story.

I decided to go with a neutral color for Aria since I wanted something she can wear with just about every outfit I put her in. I choose “Platinum”. They’re 100% perfect. The measurements listed on the site are pretty true to size. I went with one size bigger so she’ll be able to grow into them.freshlypicked
Now of course there is a giveaway that you won’t want to miss out on. Please enter the Rafflecopter below. All entries will be verified so don’t try to cheat; no one likes a cheater. You must live in the US in order to receive shipment of your prize. If you have won a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in the past 60 days you are no eligible to win again. Sorry, but you’ve got to give someone else a chance to win! Unconventional Mommy Tails is not responsible for shipment of the prize. I will email the winner once they have been chosen. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email before a new one is chosen.

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M is For Monster Monthly Toddler Activity Box Review & Giveaway

MisMonsterAs a parent of a busy 2 year old, I’m always looking for new ways to keep him entertained. Sure, I could just hand him some type of electronic device and he’s probably be content for hours but I really like to avoid doing that at all costs. I came in contact with M is for Monster and knew right away that it was something that I wanted to give a try.

So what exactly is M is For Monster? Directly from the site: “M is for Monster was designed by a stay at home mom with too much to do. She spent many hours per week planning and shopping for things to do with her kids that week. She wanted to make other stay at home mom and dads jobs easier as well as working moms and dads who wanted to help their children grow. M is for Monster has themed weekly learning activities with all the supplies included for you and delivers them right to your door! No more planning and shopping and spending too much money on extra supplies!” BAM! Perfect. There’s no running around or planning out activities to do each week. M is for Monster does it all for you! 

I was so excited when I received the first box. Each week for the month is individually wrapped. All you’ve got to do is open up the envelope and you have everything you need to start the project! misformonster1I was very pleased with the activities. It’s not just like a cheap coloring book. They’re very well thought out learning activities. misformonster2misformonster3They have different boxes based on your childs age. This is great because obviously a 2 year old is going to be engaged in different learning than a 4 year old.

Toddler boxes are good for ages 2-3 and focuses on uppercase letters, numbers 1-10 and basic shapes. Other skills will be introduced from time to time, but this is a basic layout.

Preschool boxes are good for ages 4-5 and focuses on lowercase, numbers 1-20 and basic shapes. More complex activities for children with longer attention spans are introduced here. Again, other skills will be introduced from time to time as this is only a basic layout.

Now would you like to try one out for your child? Here’s your chance! M is for Monster is offering a free box to one lucky reader! You are able to choose between the toddler box and the preschool box. Just enter the rafflecopter below for you chance to score one!

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Unconventional Mommy Tails is not responsible for shipment of the prize. Once a winner is selected they will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure you complete entries fully and don’t cheat- no one likes a cheater.

Swirly Twirly Designs Review & Giveaway

ST giveawayI have an almost two year old son who can be quite defiant at times. We’re starting the process of putting him into time out. I was approached by Swirly Twirly Designs and asked if I would like to try out one of her adorable time out chairs in exchange for an honest review. The chairs were so adorable that I couldn’t resist. timeoutchairThe timer is by far my favorite feature on the chair. It’s so hard to teach little ones the concept of time. I can tell Everett “two minutes” as much as I want but he’s not really going to understand what that means. Now that I have the timer it’s working so much better! I also had to add Aria’s name to the chair. I know she’s only 3 months but if I’m as good as predicting her personality as I think I am, I’m going to need it.

Heather from Swirly Twirly Designs also included in my package a little unexpected surprise for me. My first piece of Unconventional Mommy Tails swag. coozieShe must know me well. I need my cold beers while I’m dealing with time outs. It’s a perfect combination.

There is so much more than just time out chairs. The giveaway is going to be for a $50 credit to her online store so there is so much else to choose from if you don’t have a child in the age of needing a chair. These growth charts are some of my other favorite items that she creates. growthchartShe makes tons of different things to display on your walls. This is something that I think I’m going to need to purchase for Aria in the near future. It’s too cute for words. dreambig

Everything she makes is high quality and adorable. I would highly suggest checking her out for your next creative purchase! Plus I’m a big fan of supporting small business owners! small buisness

You can check out the Swirly Twirly Designs website directly by clicking here. You can follow her on Facebook for occasional deals and discounts as well!

Now for the contest! Enter using the rafflecopter below. I will be verifying all entries so don’t cheat; no one likes a cheater. I am not responsible for shipment of the prize. I will email Swirly Twirly Deigns the winners info only after the winner verifies their prize via email to me within 48 hours. Good Luck!

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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review & Giveaway

smilebrilliantreviewThis is going to be one of those reviews and giveaways that you’re not going to want to miss. Seriously, even someone with the whitest teeth probably wants them even whiter! Your smile or teeth is one of the first things that people are going to see when you strike up a conversation! Don’t you want them to be as pearly as gorgeous as possible? I know I do.

When I was approached by Smile Brilliant to do a review and a giveaway for my readers, I was beyond ecstatic. Of course I couldn’t wait to get my paws on something that would surely boost my confidence and one lucky readers as well. I have put my teeth through living hell in the past. From coffee drinking to smoking [I’ve quit for over a year now! whoo!] but I have tons of old stains that I’m dying to get rid of. That’s the thing with teeth whitening, it basically bleaches out old stains.


The kit came and it was super simple to make my own molds at home. I was worried about screwing them up but it was basically fool proof. All the instructions were laid out in black and white.

IMG_1170From start to finish it took me about 10 minutes to have both my upper and lower jaw done. I then just placed them in a prepaid envelope and they were off to the lab!

IMG_1174Just a short while later I had my trays! Smile Brilliant doesn’t normally send out the actually impressions of the teeth as pictured here. They sent them to me to include a photo to show the hard work that goes into making these trays! The molds came out perfectly and it was awesome to actually see this mold of my teeth.

IMG_1175They fit like a glove. They are extremely comfortable which makes wearing them and the entire process so much easier. I’m very weird about things in my mouth so I know if they were scatchy or annoying in anyway… I wouldn’t be wearing them.

I’ve been using them for just 20 minutes at a time right now and gradually increasing. I have quite a bit of sensitivity from any type of product so I start slow. They recommend using them for 20 minutes-3 hours depending on how much you can handle. I’m loving my new, whiter, smile!

Now, for the giveaway! Please enter the rafflecopter below. I will be checking all entries so please don’t try to cheat. No one likes a cheater. There is also a special instagram portion you’ll notice. Use #brilliantchompers for an extra LARGE entry! I wanna see those teeth! Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Custom Phone Case Review & Giveaway From Casetify



I can be kind of a phone case snob. I get bored really quickly and love to change them up. Honestly, in the 2 years that I’ve had my iPhone 5, I’ve probably gone through about 15 phone cases. I even went through a brief period where I didn’t put a case on it at all which is way too dangerous. These things are expensive and you’ve got to protect that investment! When I was approached by Casetify to do a review AND a giveaway for my readers I couldn’t turn it down.

The process of creating my case was extremely simple. The website guides you through each step and makes it impossible to screw up. When I was finished, I knew exactly what the case was going to look like when I got it into my hands. The best part is that it looked exactly like the website preview showed.


I actually ended up connecting my Instagram account to the website and choosing pictures off of there. You’re able to connect to Facebook or upload your own. I love the different “filters” that Instagram offers so that’s why I decided to go that route. Of course I chose to fill my phone with pictures of my family.

Casetify offers a variety of cases for almost every phone on the market including iPhones, Galaxy, HTC, and MotoX.

The shipping of my case was also ridiculously fast. With anything custom I expect it to take a while since it’s not just putting an item in a box and sending it on its way. From the time that I placed my order to the time that I had the case on my phone was only about 7 days!

My case is adorable, easy to get on, and so far durable!
Now, want to get one of your own for free? Of course you do.
Just enter the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to follow the rules because I will be checking all entries.

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$150 Babies R Us Giveaway

Enter to #win a $150 Babies-R-Us Gift Card & a 64 ct. of Pampers wipes! Ends 7/8
Welcome to the #MilestoneMoments with Pampers Swaddlers Giveaway Event!
Sponsored by Pampers
Hosted by Nanny to Mommy
One lucky winner will receive a $150 Babies-R-Us gift card and a 64 ct. pack of Pampers baby wipes in order to celebrate Pampers Swaddlers now available up to size 5!

Make sure to enter to win below, but also join in on more fun at the #MilestoneMomens Twitter Party on Thursday, June 26 at 9pm ET. Where you can win even MORE prizes!
All you have to do to be entered to win is follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below! Open to US only, must be 18+ to enter.
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Zim’s Skin Care Product Review & Giveaway

ZimsGiveawayIn my house someone always has an issue with a cut, sore muscle, dry skin, or something along those lines. When I was approached by Zim’s to review several of their products that deal with all kinds of different ailments I was really excited because I knew that we’d make good use of them.

The first product I tried out was the Zim’s Advanced Organic Crack Creme with Hydrocorisone. Crack CremeThis stuff is truly amazing. It provides instant relief for cracked, dry, or cut hands and feet. My hands are constantly super dry from washing them all of the time and regular lotion just wasn’t cutting it. The added hydrocortisone in this creme really does speed up the healing process if you already have cuts. You can also use it for insect bites, rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. It’s a product i’m going to keep handy in my first aid kit to use on unpredictable scrapes, bites, or small cuts.

The next item on my list of things to review was the Zim’s Arnica Max.Arnica MaxSince I’m pregnant I decided it was best for me to wait until after to really use this product. My husband on the other hand is loving it on his sore muscles after working out. Arnica Max is formulated with Arnica for temporary relief of minor aches and pains.

The next product is Zim’s Max Freeze. maxfreezeThis products provides instant relief with it’s amazing cooling sensation. It has a topical analgesic in it which provides temporary relief to aching muscles and joints. Again, this is perfect for my husband after working out. The thing I really like about Max Freeze is that it has natural ingredients like aloe, arnica, vitamin E, and tea tree oils in it. You can find this product at many retail stores across the country including Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. It comes in both roll on and a spray. We got to try them both and love them!

The last product included in this awesome giveaway is Zim’s Advanced Hydrocortisone Continuous Spray. zimsadvancedspray__94926.1375336233.1280.1280This is a product that is going to be a must in our first aid kit from now on. It relieves itching from minor skin irritations and rashes from things like poison ivy, soaps, detergents, jewelry, cosmetics, ect. Since it’s a spray, you don’t have to worry about the bottle ever touching your skin so there is no risk of infection with this product.

For more information on any of the above products or any of the other Zim’s products you can check out their website here.

Now,  for your chance to enter to win ALL of the products above just enter below!
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Shower Me, Baby Giveaway Event

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⚛ Shower Me, Baby Giveaway Event ⚛

Hosted by: Xtreme Qpon & Giveaway Goddess
Co-Hosts: Addicted 2 Savings 4 U, Baby Costcutters, Mom’s Who Save, Summer That, and Your Strong Tower

((Unconventional Mommy Tails) has teamed up with Xtreme Qpon, Giveaway Goddess and many other extremely awesome bloggers to bring you this massive Shower Me, Baby Giveaway event!

A Very Special Thanks to our Lovely Sponsors:
Naturepedic Organic Mattress ($380)
LinaJake Diaper Bag ($120)
Daddy N Company Daddy Swag Gift Set ($90)
Minky Couture Soft Minky Blankets ($70)
Baby’s Journey Bath Hammock and Towel Warmer ($25 & $50)
Fair Haven Health Angel Sounds Fetal Doppler ($30)
Build-A-Bear Workshop $25 Gift Card ($25)
Baby BeeHaven Dream Feeder Pillow ($25)
Ozeri Ducky Bath Thermometer ($15)

Now for the Giveaway!
There will be a total of 3 lucky winners!

Winner #1 will receive the Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress value of $380!

Winner #2 will receive the Daddy N Company Daddy Swag gift set, Angel Sounds Fetal Doppler, Bath Hammock, Towel Warmer, and Dream Feeder Pillow. A value of $220!

Winner #3 will receive LinaJake Diaper Bag, Minky Couture soft blanket, $25 Build A Bear Workshop gift card, and Ducky Meter Bath Thermometer! Value of $230!

✰ Good Luck! ✰

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Want to learn more about the prizes above?
You can read the full review on each product below!

Disclaimer: ((Unconventional Mommy Tails)), Xtreme Qpon, and Giveaway Goddess are not responsible for prize shipment. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsors. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook and is Facebook compliant. Winners will receive an email from Xtreme Qpon and will have 48 hours to respond. If you do not respond, you will forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on May 20th, 2014. US entrants only please.