Review: Oilo Play Blanket

December 21, 2012

Oilo sent me one of their blankets recently – this beautiful Freesia play blanket. The company makes all kinds of beautiful bedding, furniture and décor items. Their crib sets are just gorgeous!! So far we love the blanket for floor playing. It’s super soft sateen on one side and more durable duck surface on the […]

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Review: PV.Body Fit Box

December 17, 2012

I’m so sorry if any of you are having trouble with your orders. PV.Body is going through a transition right now towards an in-house brand called Ellie. I didn’t know this when I received my box and wrote this review. It’s probably best to give them some time to let the dust settle before trying […]

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Review: Amy Michelle Diaper Bag

December 14, 2012

In contrast to my sporty, dad-friendly diaper bag, Amy Michelle sent me this beautiful designer diaper bag to review. It’s called the Sweet Pea, and comes in a few pretty colors. I use both bags interchangeably, but this is definitely the one I take to more formal events. Basically if I’m dressing up, this bag […]

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Review: Kia Sorento

October 31, 2012

This is definitely the coolest product review I have ever been asked to do. If only I could keep it forever!! When I was asked if I wanted to review a car on BERF, my initial reaction was “no thanks, that’s not what my focus is on.” But then I got to thinking….now that we […]

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Review: That’s A Wrap!

October 2, 2012

Since Mazen was born, we have been doing a ton of baby wearing. From making breakfast to working at my computer to events out, the Boba wrap and carrier have both been such a help to allow Mazen to be snuggled next to us (often napping) and give we parents a bit of two-handed freedom. […]

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27 Weeks: Knocked Up Fitness

June 4, 2012

While I was at the beach last week I brought along the Knocked Up Fitness Pilates Infused Fitness DVD. The DVD is led by mother-of-three Pilates instructor Erica Ziel. Erica sent me her DVDs to review here on BERF. As you know, I am not very experienced in Pilates. I’ve done a class here and […]

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22 Weeks: Expecting More

May 3, 2012

Since changing my fitness routine around a little bit with pregnancy (mostly a decrease in intensity and hiatus of running), the idea of fitness at home has become more appealing. I tried out my first prenatal DVD a month ago and liked the level of workout I got without leaving my house a lot. Shortly […]

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19 Weeks: Belli Skincare

April 10, 2012

As you’ve probably sensed, I’ve been addicted to Pregtastic podcasts. I’ve listened during many-a-walks, while cooking dinner and while in the shower. The information featured on the show – from chatty Ups and Downs to the serious medical issues discussed — has been wonderful. I listened to these two episodes earlier this year about skincare […]

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18 Weeks: Ova Ova

April 6, 2012

After stumbling upon BERF a few weeks ago and reading my conception posts, the owner of Ova Ova contacted me to share her website, which is a fertility tracker much like Fertility Friend. Ova Ova has a modern, fresh look and a more conservative ovulation predictor software than FF, which is good when you’re trying […]

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