Monday, April 26, 2010 Mothers Day gift for facebook fans has offered it's facebook fans an early gift for Mother's Day. 10.00, 20.00 or 25.00 US dollar gift certificate to be used at any time on any new order. Details available on the Mamasandmunchkins facebook fan page. One gift certificate per person. To be eligible you MUST be a listed facebook fan, anyone not eligible will be refunded immediately and the order will not be filled.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Top 20 Diaper Bag Designers for Mom AND Dad

We had a blast doing the research for today's blog post. Stay tuned for the top high-end luxury diaper bags later this week. In alphabetical order:

Amy Michelle
Amy Michelle Diaper bags was born over dinner one night. Amy (a product marketing pro) and Michelle (a working Mom) were just talking about balancing family, friends, career, and staying sane through it all. The conversation shifted to baby bags as they either looked good or had good functionality. After scribbling on a cocktail napkin....Amy Michelle diaper bags came to life. Our bags are stylish yet practical...and are perfect for the Mom on the go. Price range $55.00-$135.00

Baby Kaed
Baby Kaed designer diaper bags that are practical, chic and stylish. Baby Kaed baby diaper bags come with everything any parent would need, from pacifier purse to wipes case a dirty duds pouch and of course a cosmetics pouch for mom, changing mat, lots of pockets and a safe place to store your mobile phone. The Baby Kaed diaper bag line consists of messenger baby diaper bags, tote baby diaper bags, leather diaper bags, backpack diaper bags, and daddy diaper bags. Multi-functional diaper bags that are practical, chic and stylish. Diaper bags that come with everything any parent would need, from pacifier purse to wipes case a dirty duds pouch and of course a cosmetics pouch for mom, changing mat, lots of pockets and a safe place to store your mobile phone. Price range $90.00-$400.00

Baby Mel
Designers of beautiful and modern parent bags as well as children's products, Babymel changing bags combine original prints and durable fabrics with great features such as wipe clean linings, insulated bottle pockets and changing mats. Since Spring of 09, all of babymel's bags feature the patent pending Strollerstrap- a brand new invention to allow you to switch between stroller and shoulder. Price range $30.00-$98.00

Bumble Bags
For the past five years, Bumble Bags has been offering originally designed diaper bags to its ever-growing fan base of celebrity and main-street moms. All Bumble Bags are created using our exclusive "one of a kind" hand designed prints combined with our own proprietary water and stain resistant fabrics that not only make our products lightweight, but durable and ready to endure motherhood's greatest challenges. Price range $24.00-$300.00

Dad Gear
Finally, great-looking, functional diaper bags just for dad! At DadGear™, we’re proud to offer an extensive line of dad diaper bags and men’s diaper vests – all stylish dad gear that’s designed by dads, for dads. You’ll find the DadGear™ name to be synonymous with superior quality, durability, and handy features like “hands-free” styling and our Quick Access Wipes Case. Whether for yourself or as a gift for dad, we offer plenty of styles and designs, including our popular Diaper Vest™, messenger bags, backpacks, and more! Price range $59.00-$98.00

Diaper Dude

Fleurville is a company focused on creating compelling solutions for modern parents. Fleurville has recently been acquired by JJ COLE COLLECTIONS who will continue to design and create stylish products. Our products include the MotherShip (R), Sling Tote, Lexie Tote, Lunch Pak and Kid's Messenger. We use environmentally-friendly fabrics and technologies like Green-LAM and ReRun that are PVC-free and lead-free. Our bags are favorites of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey, Jon Stewart and other smart moms and dads. Price point $28.00-$165.00

The Gittabags diaper bags, intended for parents and babies, are characterized by a trendy look combined with maximal functionality.
This is not just another ordinary baby bag; it is a bag that accompanies the parent during the entire day, to work and any other activity, with or without the child.
The stroller bags can be buckled onto all types of strollers at a high and convenient position.
The bags are highly resistant and can be machine washed. All bags have thermal pockets and accessorized with a changing pad, a laundry net and other baby accessories. Price range $99.00-$179.00


For 30 years Hoohobbers has maintained a few core values that have led us as we run a company and raise our families as well. This blog is dedicated to value-driven discussion and ideas. Amongst our core values are high quality, excellent customer service and sophisticated, traditional design with a modern slant. $75.00

Kalencom diaper bags are sophisticated baby bags that provide the modern mom all the practical needs of a nappy bag but also the style that befits a modern diaper bag. Kalencom excels at creating diaper bags that are rich variety of colors and designs that have set them apart from any other designer diaper bag line. Kalencom launched this entire new line of over 270 diaper bags this Spring which fits the needs of a wide variety of moms. Price range $20.00-$260 (for the Amy Butler prints).

JJ Cole
JJ Cole is the creative force behind popular products such as Bundle Me car seat cover! With a product line ranging from trendy diaper bags to car seat and stroller accessories, you are bound to find something for you and your little angel! Safety and the well-being of your baby is JJ Cole's main focus. Each of JJ Cole's products continually goes through rigorous third-party testing to ensure that they are meeting the highest standards in the industry, as well as conducting additional applicable US "voluntary" safety regulations. That, combined with stylish, practical and fun products, makes JJ Cole a name you can trust! Price range $30.00-$90.00

Ju Ju Be
While some lines promote their own unique blend of fashion and design, Ju-Ju-Be takes it a step beyond and incorporates the latest technology to create an entire range of diaper bags that are style savvy and cutting edge. What's so great about Ju-Ju-Be diaper bags? For starters they look great from the outside. But lift the flaps and pockets and discover a whole new world of diaper bag advancement. Interior linings are not only waterproof but are treated with AgION™ anti-microbial treatment to zap the germs. Light colored linings and mesh pockets make locating items a breeze – so much easier than rooting through a dark bag. Bottle pockets are lined with Thinsulate to keep items warm or cool and exterior fabrics are waterproof AND treated with Teflon for durability. Most diaper bags have the standard removable changing pad but Ju-Ju-Be makes theirs using anti-microbial fabrics and soft touch memory foam to evenly support your baby and eliminate pressure points. What else? How about clever Mommy pockets where you can stash keys and cell phones, sunglass pockets that actually clean your lenses and the most adorable transparent pockets to display pictures of your baby?  Ju Ju Be has just announced their eco-friendly Legacy Collection with Earth Leather. Price range $15.00-$200.00

Mia Bossi
This sophisticated line is taking diaper bags where "function meets fabulous" and allowing urban mommies to keep their savvy style without losing any practicality. Debuting in August 2005, Mia Bossi specializes in combining fashion with motherhood, creating the ultimate "Hot Mama." Mia Bossi couture diaper bags lend the perfect amount of sophistication and style to complement the ultimate adorable accessory...your baby.  A celebrity favorite $200.00-$1200.00

Fashion, form and function are the basic formula for any good bag, but what sets Nest Diaper Bags apart is the understanding that although priorities and needs do change when women become mothers - looking fantastic is just as important as it ever was. Trendy but tasteful design, sumptuous leathers, sophisticated patents and non-leather options are combined with structural detailing, roomy interiors, plenty of pockets and convertible stroller attachments to keep moms chic and organized. Poring over the latest in fashion magazines, blogs, current runway trends and an awareness of street style is a hobby and passion turned into a dream job for the three founding partners of Nest Diaper Bags. Another celebrity favorite. Price range $220.00-$385.00

Oi Oi Baby Bags
OiOi Sophisticated Baby bags are the brainchild of Lisa Bennetts. More than 10 years ago she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Isabella, who gave her the inspiration to create a label that empowered mothers to have the confidence to look amazing and feel equally as good! With a wealth of experience in fashion and accessories product development, working with companies such as Swarovksi Crystal, Europe and Oroton Australia, the birth of Lisa's daughter sparked the idea for a stylish yet functional baby bag - The OiOi Messenger bag was born! OiOi Baby bags are stylish, innovative and practical bags known for their superb quality and reliability. The bags are loved for their spectacular designs, vibrant fabrics, and functional styles that have no comparison. Sprouting from a single bag in 1997, the collection now resembles a lively, bustling family with over 40 styles available. Price range $99.00-$280.00

Petunia Pickle Bottom
Born out of a desire to bring style and sophistication to the world of modern parenting, Petunia Pickle Bottom was founded in 2000 by a trio of people who pay homage to the chic mommy who makes a statement without saying a word. Plucking the name from childhood (the head designer's father coined the phrase when she was a little one) Petunia Pickle Bottom has become more than a silly sentimental name, it has become the brand to have. In fact, from its very conception, the Petunia Pickle Bottom line has shown a fearless sense of style distinguishing itself from the once dreaded diaper bag. And what started with an innovative diaper bag has now blossomed into new product categories like Fawn by Petunia—a posh and plush infant bedding line, and Cake by Petunia—a fusion of inspired form and intuitive function that anticipates the mobile mother’s every need. Combining rich European cut velvets and wool tweeds to create sumptuous bags that are at once both modern and forever timeless. By utilizing eye-popping, sophisticated fabrics, and working with only the very best people in the industry, Petunia Pickle Bottom certainly shows no restraint from style. Price range $88.00-$280.00

Reese Li Baby
Reese Li diaper bags add a spice of life to the everything grind for moms. Reese Li has perfected the art of diaper bag designs. These baby bags are just the right size and with stunning designs and patterns. These baby changing bags look so good they can be mistaken for designer handbags. The interior pockets fit everything nicely and are well placed. You get chic looks with pragmmatic designs all at a bargain price! Price range $40.00-$150.00

Skip Hop
Skip Hop was founded in 2003 with the desire to provide products that resonate with the urban lifestyle of new parents. Truly understanding a new generation of urban moms and dads, Skip Hop creates bedding and diaper bags that are smarter, more innovative and safer with an appeal not only to your heart, but to your modern sense of design. Skip Hop designed the world's first diaper bag that converts into a stroller bag and has continued creating new parenting products that are original and transformational. Skip Hop is extremely economical, offering significant VALUE. Price Point $55.00-$99.00

Storksak diaper bags are another popular designer diaper bags for top celebrities. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Rachel Ray, Elisabeth Hasselback, and Tori Spelling have been seen everywhere carrying these "Must Have" Diaper Bags by Storksak. Storksak has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and The View. Elegantly designed with a modern mom's tastes in mind, Storksak Baby Bags are practical with multiple inside pockets for your accessories, insulated pockets for your bottles, and a stain resistant changing pad. The Storksak diaper bag collection offers the latest in sleek style choices with multiple features. Designing contemporary fashionable and functional fabric and leather baby bags. Price range $150.00-$450.00

Timi and Leslie
TIMI & LESLIE, INC. was originally founded in the spring of 2000. A Los Angeles based company, Timi and Leslie met through their comic ties to the legendary Los Angeles Groundling's Theatre. Leslie's designs are known for their bold, original and vintage looks that are both whimsical and sophisticated and come in a variety of practical silhouettes. She designs two to three collections a year producing "scrumptious" bags that set the scene for future trends. Price range $150.00-$400.00

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rugged Diaper Bags for the Manly Man

Scout Rubicon Rucksack - Black Buffalo Leather by Petunia Pickle Bottom
The Rubicon Rucksack in black leather offers Dad a macho alternative to the traditional diaper bag. This baby bag ensures he’s equipped with all the necessities no matter his destination; from changing pad to magazine pocket, he’ll always be prepared.
  • The leather Rubicon Rucksack comes with two interchangeable interior linings. They "snap out" and convert from a diaper bag to a laptop bag.
  • Diaper Bag Lining Insert: 2 pockets for easy "reach and grab", 1 large magnetic snap pocket and 2 bottle pockets.
  • Padded Laptop Lining Insert: 1 Laptop pocket and 2 easy "reach and grab" pockets.
  • 2 exterior bottle pockets that "snap off" to create a laptop bag
  • 2 large exterior pockets; 1 wide flat back magazine pocket and 1 front pocket with magnetic snap and leather cell phone pocket
  • Convenient water resistant changing pad with "snap-in" compartment for storage
  • Custom Low Profile Handle situated on the back top of bag is a hidden flat folded pocket handle designed for ease of lifting the bag with one hand
  • Custom Scout monogrammed plastic wipes case in coordinating color
  • Leather Valet stroller clips with storage bag
  • Adjustable shoulder strap adjusts from 41"-52"
  • Custom antique brass hardware with debossed logos
  • Dimensions : 14"L x 16" W x 14"H x 5.5"D
  • How to clean: Leather needs to be professionally cleaned.
  • Reviewed as best Daddy diaper bag by
The Petunia Pickle Bottom line of diaper bags, baby gear, linens and layette is distinguished by its fearless sense of style, innovation in design and distinctly fashionable look making each and every one of their luxurious products true must-haves for parents. It is no wonder why Petunia Pickle Bottom is one of the most sought after brand of diaper bags on the market today! From the Original Collection to Scout and Cake, each meticulously designed baby bag is beautiful enough to be considered a collectable yet perfectly functional and practical for everyday use.
SIZE: 14 x 16 x 5 inches.
MSRP: 271.00 USD

Mia Bossi Rex (Available in Desert, Night and Trooper) MSRP 310.00 On sale $225.00

Let's hear it for the boys! Our bag for men made with a striped canvas, trimmed with Italian leather, and finished with brass hardware.
Dimensions: 15.5" (h) x 3" (w) x 13" (l)
  • Machine washable faux fur changing pad
  • Zip-in and zip-out inside lining (additional insert for computer or briefcase available)
  • Cell phone holder
  • Two exterior bottle holders
  • Two interior bottle holders
  • One private zippered pocket
  • Keychain holder
  • Diaper holder
  • Baby wipe holder
  • Private zippered pocket for personal belongings

  Ju Ju Be Messenger MSRP: 120.00 USD Convenient—yet masculine—features of Dad’s Ju-Ju-Be Messenger diaper bag include a separate pouch for diapers or a change of clothes that snaps into place with magnets; panel with key clip, pen holders, cell phone pocket; and pocket with sunglasses case that works to clean your lenses so you don’t have to! Waterproof nylon linings and removable diaper changing pad are treated for anti-microbial protection and outside pocket for bottles is insulated to keep bottles warm or cool. The adjustable handle has a memory foam shoulder pad with a grippy textile underneath and the magnetic closure makes it easy to close the bag without fumbling.

Ju-Ju-Be provides today's parents with the best of technology, style and attitude. This functional collection of diaper bags is intelligent while still fashionable and fun! Every Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag features a brightly-colored satin waterproof lining with a special antimicrobial treatment to kill germs, mildew, fungus and bacteria. Other smart features include a comfy memory foam changing pad, Teflon® fabric protector to keep stains at bay, insulated bottle pockets, quiet and easy magnet closures, a "daddy pocket" with easy access and tons of great organization, and special "crumb drains" at the bottom of the bag pockets so crumbs stay out of your bag and out of your way. The convenience of a Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag just can’t be beat!

Add-ons are available to suit your particular needs. Bag is available in Black/Silver or Khaki/Mandarin.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oi Oi Hobo Style Diaper Bag - Tried and True

OiOi Diaper Bags has become the most popular baby bag designer in Australia because of their expert craftsmanship, functionality, and gorgeous designs. Celebrities in Australia, the UK and in the United States can't help but find OiOi Diaper Bags "a godsend" because the designs enhance the functionality engineered by International Designer and Mommy Lisa Bennetts. In business since 1999, Lisa has one focus in mind, to design great looking bags that can organize and carry everything both baby and busy Mommy need while giving Mom the confidence to take care of business.
In the shop, I've carried Oi Oi Baby Bags for several years, I highly recommend it to customers because it is functional, durable, stuffable and best it's convertible. I know many a mom who has used this later as a bag for travel or crafting. I've had customers who've even washed the bags on gentle cycle and tell me it dries quickly and looks brand new (please don't try this with the leather versions!).
The hobo style is the trendy slouch purse look so popular right now with women in Australia and the UK as well as in the United States. The simple sophistication of OiOiDiaper Bags can take mothers all through the day and into the night without worrying about grabbing another purse so that they don't look like harassed Mommy with bag lady syndrome. I personally love the Chocolate Lambs Leather hobo and the Black Leather Hobo is stunning with its contrast double stitching, nickel buckle and hardware, and the vibrant zebra stripe black and white lining and accessories. OR, you can show off your wild side with the Black and White Giraffe Hobo which has a tame buttercup lining, a
The Hobo is a superior design that packs all the essentials and luxuries that Baby and Mommy need on a day to day basis inside 15"L x 13.5"H x 6"D. Busy Mommy can even carry her laptop. The OiOiDiaper Bags Hobo features deep front and back pockets. The two front pockets are open for easy access to cell phones, keys, and bottles and the back pocket is flat with a magnetic closure.

Inside, the OiOi Diaper Bags Hobo features one main internal compartment with 3 elasticized pockets and of course the folded changing pad and the 2 hour insulated bottle holder, zip top wet purse and OiOiDiaper Bags hard wipes case. Features that make this luxuriously functional baby bag stand above the rest include the adjustable and wide all leather shoulder strap, fixed stroller straps, and protective metal feet on the bottom.

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The Oi Oi Hobo style diaper bag comes with a large padded microfiber changing pad and hard wipes case for your baby's and your convenience. A PVC zip top wet/mess bag streamlines the process. An insulated bottle holder keeps a 330mm bottle at the right temperature for up to two hours. Metal feet keep your bag protected when you set it down, and a key fob holder helps you keep track of your keys or the baby's pacifier. Now you can enjoy an adventure in town knowing you'll be stylish and organized. The hobo measures 15" x 6" x 13.5 inches.
To learn more about Lisa Bennetts and Oi Oi Baby Bags please visit their facebook fan page you can find the latest bags and peruse all of the amazing media coverage Oi Oi has amassed. OR visit their Australian website. has several Oi Oi Hobo's on sale (limited edition styles that have sold out in the Oi Oi warehouse).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eco-conscious, Inexpensive Tote for Beach, diapers, travel, or shopping

I've recently discovered Mixed Bag Designs, I received my order yesterday and the bags are everything I had hoped and more! Today I started to play around with the Hold Everything Tote and the Tote-ally cool zip top bag. Holy Smokes can you fit a lot. I decided to pack the zip top bag (which is the same size essentially as the Lexie Barnes smaller redondo tote if anyone remembers those) with what I would take to the beach.

I packed up a Built NY Six Pack Tote with beer, water, soda and a baby bottle (just to see how well it fit), a Built NY Gourmet Getaway with lunch, a Built NY Fugu Lunch tote with sunscreen and first aid kit (you never know!), my JuJuBe BeMajor with my wallet essentials, two minime wetbags with a change of clothes - perfect for wet clothes later, a Ju Ju Be Be Quick with snacks and a couple of beach towels. I zipped up the tote and it all fit perfectly!

This bag would be perfect for travel, perfect for a along weekend, as an inexpensive diaper bag, for camp, the uses go on and on!
I then put it next to the Hold Everything tote. I could fit the entire zip tote in there on top of a large blanket and more towels. It would also be great for toy storage or for a yarn/fabric stash if you are a crafter. It's enormous. It should even be perfect to pack for a long road trip!

I'm very impressed, particularly for the price point. Now these aren't going to last forever but the straps are double sewn so they are very secure and the bag looks sturdy. The zipper is the only question I have as far as how long it would last.

Let us know what you think and we will randomly draw from the comments to give away the bag of your choice from

For one point let us know what you'd use one of the bags for.
For additional points post this on your facebook page, blog about it or tweet about it and come back here and let us know.
Additional points if you are a new (as of after this post) fan to our facebook page or a new follower to this blog and let us know.
Make a purchase from and get an extra 5 points.

Have fun!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Skip Hop Via Messenger Diaper Bag wins BEST VALUE in Fit Pregnancy Guide 2010

We understand why!
The Skip Hop VIA MESSENGER is an amazingly organized and functional diaper bag with a super sleek style. With eighteen pockets, the VIA MESSENGER has spots for everything you and baby need when you hit the road. There are bottle pockets, compartments for food, cups, toys and more. There’s also a special pocket protected by Agion® antimicrobial lining which helps reduce odor-causing bacteria. The VIA MESSENGER includes the new Shuttle Clips; a unique strap and fastening system that allows the VIA to attach neatly and conveniently to the handlebars of any stroller and then convert into a cool, hip messenger-style diaper bag. When attached to the stroller, you can leave the shoulder strap attached or remove it for a cleaner look. The VIA MESSENGER includes magnetic closures throughout and a comfy shoulder pad.

AND it's only 79.00!
  • Patented Shuttle Clips make the VIA the ultimate stroller bag—either leave the shoulder strap attached or remove it for a cleaner look
  • Two sets of hidden magnets allow the flap to close in different ways
  • Pocket protected by Agion® antimicrobial lining helps reduce odor-causing bacteria
  • Shoulder strap includes soft, removable shoulder pad
  • Cushioned changing pad
  • Eighteen large pockets including seven zippered pockets and personal pocket with key fob
  • Bottle pockets inside & out for up to four bottles or sippy cups
  • Contrasting lining makes it easy to find everything inside
  • Sturdy bottom and nickel feet keep it off the ground
  • Dimensions (inches): 15" wide x 11.5" high x 5" deep
The original post is on the Skip Hop Blog

Sunday, April 18, 2010 Referral Program

I decided to try something new this week, I've put it in my newsletter (if you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter go to the website and enter your email where it tells you to up top). I'll copy and paste it here, I don't want anyone to miss it. It's a great way to earn money toward your purchases at! I hope it's not clear as mud!

This week we will offer a "refer a friend" promotion. Refer a friend to and if they sign up for the facebook fan page or join the blog make sure they make a comment that they were referred by you and for each referral you will receive 1% off your next purchase. Doesn't sound like much? Refer 20 friends and receive 20% off! Etc, etc. This is not a coupon code but a gift certificate so it will apply to all items. If your friend makes a purchase and mentions you you will get an extra 2%. I'm looking forward to a fun week! I'll be back next week with updates! To help your friend with their purchases have them feel free to use the current "momfinds" coupon code, with details on the fan page and in the blog for 15% off their purchases. The fine print is that these have to be fresh faces to our facebook/blog, not current members or re-signs. Anyone can use the code however, new, old, prospective, etc.

The bag in the photo is the Chocolate Lamb Leather Hobo Diaper Bag by OiOi I thought the post needed a picture, I fell in love with this bag!


Ju Ju Be Cloud Break Wannabe Diaper Bag

You wannabe anywhere but doing dishes and laundry. You wannabe at the pool … park … beach. Take it all with you to where you wannabe. Towel holder, i-POD pocket, insulated snack cooling pocket, Sand Trap™. This bag has it all! Ok, admit it now, you do want a WannaBe. This bag has fun features such as:

- removable backpack straps and tuck away top center closure strap
  - Sand Trap™ sand drain. Open the zipper, shake the sand out without unloading the bag and
    zip it back up again. Easy!
  - cooler pocket with wipe clean lining and insulation
  - electronics pocket with dividers, lined with soft material, keeps your cell phone, iPOD (headphone 

Personally the Cloud Break Wannabe will be my first choice for the beach! The perfect beachy print for the perfect beach bag.

This bag coming early May to, Shopjujube and other retailers in your area.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Safe Sippy/Kid Basix Contest

As I was ordering replenishment products today for the shop I noticed that Kid Basix is having an incredible contest on the Kid Basix blog. Apparently the Safe Sippy will  be featured in the movie "The Back Up Plan" with Jennifer Lopez! It's a great contest with incredible prizes in a couple of categories. To enter this contest you can click on the link above for the Kid Basix blog, first read below!

Kid Basix has offered some products to giveaway. I'd like to offer these to our followers/fans/customers. To enter you simply need to post a comment here and specify which product you'd like to win, either Safe Sippy, Safe Sporter or Safe Starter. I'm asking that the winners be willing to followup with a review of the products to be shared here. I'll give away products in each category so please share with your friends.

Nicole Richie is also a fan of Safe Sippy, you may have caught it on the JuJuBe Blog where they pictured her with the Lotus Lullaby Fuel Cell...

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Silver OiOi tote -US only

OMG girls. I normally wouldn't start a post like this but take a look at this bag! I'm working on obtaining more details as well as other new OiOi bags coming in, there is a new casual bag line that looks incredible. I just wanted to share! Hot off the press:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Giveaway - Week 4 winner!

I ran the RNG and the number is #5 who is Rachel, there is no information in your blogger profile rachel so I'll need you to contact me at in the next 36 hours otherwise I'll draw another name since I have no way to reach you.

Congratulations on winning the Skip Hop Lunchie from

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LUG Tuk Tuk Diaper Bag Giveaway and Coupon Code

Win it Wednesday at MomFinds

This week we've partnered with MomFinds for our giveaway. If you click the like above it will take you to their site to enter the contest.

We are also offering a coupon code in conjunction with this giveaway, use code momfinds  (this link will take you to

Coupon code is not good on JuJuBe or OiOi Baby bags items, it will go through with your order but then the discount on those brands will be charged back to your creditcard.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New friends from the Ultimate Blog Party, I'd like to introduce you

I'm a full time working mom named Nichol! I have 2 kids Gavyn who is 7 and Zoe who is 2. I love finding great deals on anything and everything. I enjoy reviewing products and hosting giveaways.
3 girls, one soccer fan and a cat
I am writing to make sense of my world..My life is crazy, hectic at best. I am a SAHM to 2 precious little girls who mean the world to me. I am married to my best friend, the only person who sees me for who and what I am and still loves me..
The Fuzzy and Rabid Mom
I'm 27. I'm a stay at home mom in college. I have 3 boys, my husband is ex-Army, I'm pre-senile thus far. I love my curses, pot stickers, and being contrary.If you're expecting huggles and sunshine rainbow farts, you might want to look elsewhere!
Dayngrous Discourse
A Blonde with a Brain and a Blog. Now that's Dayngrous!
Dayngrous Discourse serves up the daily adventures of Dayngr - girl on the go! Follow along as she balances life as a mommy, a blogger, an entrepreneur and new media darling. Ever Dayngrous!
I'm a child of God; wife to my hubby of 12 years; and mom to a melodious 5 year old & a charming 3 year old. I am an elementary teacher turned stay at home mom who loves all things childish.
Evelyn Leon, grew up in the heart of the Midwest, spending most of her time outdoors, among nature. It is no wonder she developed a fascination with nature, and the environment and how that can incorporate into our everyday life.
It was her swim team coach in the late 1970’s who first introduced the youngster to natural remedies, with his special wintergreen muscle warm up, and blue cool down he would have the swimmers use before and after swim meets. He also encouraged the use of nutrients and supplements for healthier bodies.
 Fast forward a few years to 1996, when an auto accident almost took her life. Suffering from soft tissue damage, head injury , dislocated pelvis back and neck injuries along with a few other injuries, it took 7 years for her to recover. During this time, disability funds dried up, but the medical bills kept piling on, it was her mother who suggested a home based business. It would be a way to earn some money, but could be worked around Evelyn’s health issues, and recovery period. Her mother shared stories of her memories of the Watkins Man, who would visit her grandmother’s house, and the products she remembered.  She didn’t know if the company was still around, since she hadn’t seen a product in many years, but after a quick search, Evelyn found It was indeed still going strong since 1868, and signed up.  It seemed like a natural fit, after all, Watkins was the first Natural Apothecary line.
 It has been 12 years since Evelyn took the plunge with Watkins, and she is most well known for her unique way of brand awareness, and sharing the natural angle of the products in a out of the box manner.  She has developed her business mostly online, through parties, nutritional classes, spa kit parties, create your own parties, and through her cartoon character, Super Spice.
Evelyn is a certified Natural Health and Wellness Specialist, working on her coaching degree.
The Englar Farm 
Originally from Minnesota and now live in Wisconsin. I'm a stay-at-home mom to our daughter Hailey. This is by far the best job I have ever had! Kyle and I love the Lord. We trust Him with everything we have. We love being with our family and friends. We are huge Packer fans. I personally enjoy, time with Kyle and Hailey, music, Florida, our dog Flurrie, scrapbooking, pictures, volleyball, blogging and lots more!
How to make a tutu
I live in North Carolina with my husband and cat, Chandler. We love traveling, spending time with our families, and watching movies together. I love blogging and sharing new "how to" courses on a variety of topics that interest me.

If you get a minute, please visit my new friends...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My first Blog Party/Twitter Party

The Ultimate Blog Party is a virtual party celebrating online friendships.
Join the party and find new blogging friends, connect with longtime blogging buddies and maybe even win a prize. I've never participated in a blog party or a twitter party. I'm hoping the twitter party will help me learn new ways to use twitter other than sending messages! Join me at the twitter party Monday night, if I figure out how to get there!

For those of you who don't know me I am a WAHM of 5 and I own an online shop for diaper bags, travel bags and accessories for women and toddlers. I also have two blogs and an etsy shop. Follow me and I'll follow you.

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:
  • The Grand Prize - but of course
  • US 11 the 100.00 gift certificate to
  • USC 17 for a 200.00 iphone gift certificate - mine is 3 years old!
And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the gift certificates for amazon or paypal, general shopping certificates.
If you are here from the UBP please join us here for our weekly giveaways. This weeks is for a great toddler lunchbox from Skip Hop!

I will draw from the UBP comments from this post randomly for a 25.00 gift certificate to if you mention that you either joined this blog or our Facebook Fan Page (and have actually done so).

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Giveaway - Week 4

This is going to be a short one, the winner will be announced on Wednesday. This weeks giveaway will be for the adorable Skip Hop zoo lunchie.

We just did a review a couple of days ago on the Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie if you want additional product information. The zoo lunchie makes a great gift and will be perfect for summer camp or just trips to the park. If you win you can choose between any of the available lunch bags. Our favorite is the Bee, even though he's not available until early May.

Here are the rules:
  • one  point each for joining our Mamas and Munchkins Facebook Fan Page or this blog (if you haven't previously joined).
  • one point for tweeting or retweeting this contest - only once per contest
  • one point for commenting here, can be done daily
  • three points for posting pictures with your favorite diaperbags/accessories to the mamas and munchkins fan page, can be done daily with 3 points for first picture of the day and 1 point for each additional (for the day).
  • three points for helping us audit the changes to the mamas and munchkins website by looking around and finding an item in the wrong category (we had to sneak this in here after all the work we did, just in case we missed anything). Email us through the site so we know you were there :-)After Monday please, we need one more day to complete our end. Love suggestions.
  • five points for posting this contest on your blog
  • five points for a "new" donation to the charity of your choice (not an automatic weekly pre-planned deduction which is awesome in itself)
  • 10 points for any purchase from the Mamas and Munchkins website
  • Two-fer opportunity. If a person you refer wins YOU WIN TOO! They need to mention you when they first join the contest.
What else happens on Wednesday? We will partner up with another fabulous blog for a larger giveaway, announced jointly. We're very excited about this opportunity. Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Congratulations to Gatormommy for winning the week 3 Ju Ju Be Light giveaway!

Congratulations to Gatormommy for winning this weeks prize - a Ju Ju Be BeLight Diaper Bag !

Look for an announcement for a short contest beginning tomorrow and ending Wednesday and another starting on Wednesday. It's a big week at Get your friends lined up to mention your name because this week will be another two-fer if they win and they were referred by you!

Inventory and discontinued instock items for Ju Ju Be at

Doing inventory and thought I'd let everyone know that I have the following discontinued items in stock here at I know some of these have been hard to get:
  • Be Quicks  in Mint Juley, Julias Ribbons and Cherry Lemonade (I have every other available print in stock except for Drip Drops
  • Be Mine in Midnight Eclipse (I have every other print instock except for Lotus)
  • Be Light in Groovy Garden, Mint Julep and pink/green
  • Between in Groovy Garden, Mint Julep and Citrus Sorbet
  • BeAll in Leopard Bubblegum, Cherry Lemonade, Tiki Toffee, Citrus Sorbet
  • Packabe in Tiki Toffee, Lush Paisley, Groovy, Mint Julep
  • Mini be in Sienna Swirl and Lotus Lullaby
 We are currently moving things around so if you can't find something please let me know and I'll point you in the right area. I'm currently consolidating all prints under each item and there will be a single JuJuBe swatch page for reference.

Friday, April 9, 2010

skip Hop Zoo Pack and Zoo Lunchie review

I got my latest order from Skip Hop and I just can't get over how adorable these Zoo backpacks and Zoo Lunchies are. Skip Hop Zoo Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

These are the lunchies that arrived, the owl and bee are due later in the month. They are a very generous size with lots of room for a sandwich, water bottle or sippy and snacks. They are insulated with a wipe clean interior and a pocket that is perfect for lunch money, utensils, napkins, antibacterial wipes, etc. There is also a name tape on the interior. Here are the deets per the website:
  • Age: 3+
  • BPA-Free, Phthalate-free, PVC Free
  • Roomy, insulated bag keeps food and drinks cold
  • Large main compartment big enough for a sandwich, apple and juice box
  • Interior mesh pocket for utensils, and more
  • Top handle clips onto other bags or ZOO PACKS!
  • Adorable zoo face with crafted details
  • Fun matching zipper-pulls
  • Write-on nametag inside
  • Meets or exceeds ASTM and applicable safety standards
  • Dimensions (inches): 7.5 wide x 9 high x 3.25 deep

 They come with the cutest zipper pulls that coordiante with the bag, like this banana, and a strap on top that can be used as a handle OR attach to a backpack.

The backpacks are equally cute! They are a perfect toddler sized bag. The only drawback is if you intend the bag to fit folders or 8x10 notebooks they won't zip. It's perfect for camp where changes of clothes and water bottles are necessary. They have a great wipe clean surface.

The website details:
  • Age: 3+
  • BPA-Free, Phthalate-free, PVC Free
  • Roomy main compartment
  • Insulated pouch for snacks
  • Adjustable mesh bottle pocket
  • Padded, adjustable comfy straps
  • Write-on nametag inside
  • Easy to clean lining
  • Dimensions (inches): 10 wide x 11.5 high x 4 deep 

Get yours now for summer camp at and other fine retailers

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Great article on the 5 best Diaper bags

I came across this great Diaper Bag Buying Guide on Mom Finds today. Here you'll find:

  • Best Diaper Bags category  featuring: JJ Cole Theory, OiOi Giraffe hobo, LeSportsac baby bag, Lassig Urban Baby bag, Skip Hop Studio Tote, Timi and Leslie Charlie Bag, Skip Hop Via Backpack, Baby Sherpa and Bugaboo
  • Best Designer Diaper Bags by price range including Timi and Leslie Jane Tote, Petunia Pickle Bottom tote, Storksak Olivia, Mia Bossi tote, Nest, Dwell Hudson, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff
Have fun shopping! There are lots of great suggestions to browse.

    Monday, April 5, 2010

    Mommy of the Week! Luciana from Ohio

    With our new Mommy of the Week feature we will have a new  mom spotlight every other week or so, if you'd like to refer a mom you think would be perfect for the job let us know!
    This weeks mom is Luciana from Ohio who has two beautiful children and an AMAZING collection of diaper bags! Luciana was nominated by Erika in New Mexico who also asked her some questions to share:

    Hi Luciana, 

    You've got quite an impressive bag collection. What lead you to love bags so much?

    "I'm always looking for the perfect bag for every situation. Since the perfect bag doesn't really exists I keep trying. :) "

     Luciana's DD with her Ju Ju Be mini be - perfect for a little girl!

    What qualities do you look for in a bag?

    "I don't want a bag to be too organized, but I do like some organization, especially a few inside pockets and a few outside. I like a bag that I don't have to baby too much, that's comfortable to wear and that looks pretty. "

    What diaper bag brands do you like the most?

    Ju Ju Be, Skip Hop, Lexie Barnes, Oi Oi 

    What features do you look for in a diaper bag?

    Great organization for baby and mommy things. Pockets big enough for diapers and wipes and outside pockets for water bottles and sippy cups.  

    I see you have a lot of JuJuBes, what draws you to JuJuBe over other brands?

    The pretty prints, amazing material, great customer service, washability and great accessory line. 

    There is some exciting new stuff coming out, are you yearning for anything? 

    I can't wait to try the JJB Behave! :D

    And, in conclusion... what piece of advice would you give new moms looking for their first bag?

    Look for a bag that will fit your style as well as your taste. Don't buy a bag thinking about the sex of the baby, buy something you can picture yourself wearing. Choose materials that are easy and good brands. Don't waste money on cheap bags. :)

    Here are some of Luciana's favorite bags and the various ways she uses them:

     Ju Ju Be BeQuicks organized in trunk

     Not Rational Hansel

    Ju Ju Be Wardrobe Station with meds

     Suitcase loaded with Be Quicks

    Luciana, her little boy and Storksak Emily

    Fleurville Hana                                       

                                              Lexie Barnes Darling

    Friday, April 2, 2010

    Ju Ju Be Trunk Show - guest blogger Viki

    Did someone say “trunk show”?

        A short bit ago, it was posted in the Pink Room (Ju-ju-be’s forum) that there was going to be a trunk show at a Nordstrom store in Southern California to showcase the new Earth Leather Legacy bags as well as their new print, Dizzy Daisies.  Based on the pages and pages of responses from the So Cal Pink Ladies, as we Pink Room gals call ourselves, we knew this gathering was going to be a hit!  There was quite a bit of planning involved.  Everything was coordinated in advance, including lunch, clothing and what bags we were bringing. 
        Well, Nordstrom, I am sure, has never experienced anything like this group of Pink Ladies.  We “calmly” walked from lunch to Nordstrom.  After we were all awed by the presence of Rachelle (Mrs. Ju-ju-be) and Kristin (the fabulous JJB designer) we immediately set upon feeling, wearing, packing, reviewing and photographing the new BeHave, BeFabulous, and MightyBe, along with the Earth Leather accessories. 
        I must say, I was a bit apprehensive of the Earth Leather.  I am not a fan of pleather, and am a true leather lover at heart!  That being said, my fears were calmed as soon as I held one of these bags.  How does the EL feel, you ask?  Honestly, it feels like a thin glossy leather. It has a sheen to it that mellows with use.  The black EL has a slightly smoother texture and is a deep rich black.  The brown EL is slightly shinier and as more of a veined texture to it.
    This EL has a more vintage feel to it and is the color of melted milk chocolate chips.

      I wasn’t able to see if the sheen on the brown EL softens with use, but I did see Kristin’s BeMajor (four months of continued use) and Rachelle’s BeHave (six weeks of use) which were both black.  They both were broken in and felt soft, smooth and pliable. 

    Ju-ju-be has definitely outdone themselves with BeHave and the BeFabulous!  The organization in both of these bags would leave even the most OCD person speechless. 

    (Inside of the BeHave) 
    There were zip pockets, slip pockets, lip loops, and key leashes everywhere.  It’s all of those little details that make Ju-ju-be such a fabulous product.  Not only are these bags uber functional, they are also very chic. 
    Oh BeHave-This bag is perfect for those mamas who are transitioning from a diaper bag to more of a toddler bag.  It can go from a day at the park to a night on the town!  The center fixed pocket is fantastic for storing diapers during the day, and then snacks and drinks for the movies with hubby at night!  I loved how this bag wore, both on the shoulder and crossbody (this is a MUST for any bag I own).  It is ingenius how the messenger strap just shortens up and is stored across the bottom of the bag!  Oh how I love a gorgeous hobo bag!!

    Be Fabulous – so, picture vintage flight bag, circa 1960, and there you have the Be Fabulous and fabulous doesn’t even begin to describe how truly perfect this bag is.

     The bag has a slightly triangular shape in that the base is wider than the top.  This feature allowed the bag to sit upright when placed down. 

     The zipper closure is gusseted and runs up one side of the bag and down the other.  The flap will stay open on its own, making it a breeze to organize your bag and get things into and out of it.  FABULOUS!  Again, there are countless pockets throughout the BeFab including: a bottle pocket on either end of the bag, a long zip pocket on the back side of the bag for diapers, a mommy pocket on the front and a small pocket above the mommy pocket that is perfectly sized for a cell phone.

    This bag was also comfortable being worn as both a shoulder bag and crossbody.  The styling on this bag is such that it would make a great diaper bag or travel bag! 

    The mighty fine MightyBe – I must say, out of all the bags I tried on during the trunk show, I think the MightyBe was my favorite.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the BeHave and the BeFabulous, but the MightyBe is the bag that is going to fill the niche in my bag collection that has been temporarily filled with various large mundane bags, like my reusable shopping totes that I use for groceries! 

    This is the bag that I am going to use as my catch all bag for the park, beach, pool, grocery store etc.  I am planning to get a microfiber version of this bag to keep in my car (it folds up nicely and fits into a BeQuick, by the way!).  This is NOT a slight tote, oh no, it is MIGHTY!!  Unlike the microfiber version MightyBes, the Earth Leather MightyBe has an addition pocket under the small middle pocket on the front.  It also has 2 deep pockets on either side in the front and a longer pocket on the back of the bag.  There is a zipper pocket as well on the inside.  You can also see, from the picture about, that this bag has a loop on either end to connect it to your stroller via the BeConnected stroller clips or whatever clips you may have.  Though not intended to do so, these loops also function as an excellent place to connect a messenger strap for those who want to wear it crossbody (um….me!).  It is a large bag, so you probably wouldn’t want to wear it crossbody all the time, but for the beach, when you are wrangling kids….crossbody is a must.  The messenger strap does not come with the MightyBe and is not sold separately, so you will have to buy a BeHave or BeFabulous and use the one that comes with those bags. 
    The Earth Leather accessories were absolutely adorable.  The interior of the BeRich, BeThrifty and BusinessBe are all Earth Leather, with the exception of the ID window which is lined with the coordinating print, either Dizzy Daisies or Zany Zinnias. 

    The BeQuick and the BeMajor were my favorite accessory pieces.  Both of these are lined in a solid fabric, either envy green in the brown Earth Leather or lavendar in the black Earth Leather. 

    One of the most luxurious features of all the bags in the Legacy collection is the zipper!  Ju-ju-be spared no expense in finding the best zipper for their products.  These are the same zippers used in the very expensive two initial French designer bag (was that cryptic enough?).  To see a demonstration of how smooth these zippers are, please click this You Tube link. This is Kristin’s black Earth Leather Be Major.  I knew I had to have one of these beauties after I played with hers!
    What a spectacular collection Ju-ju-be has come up with.  I can wait until these bags are shipped and I can have them with me all the time!
    Review by Viki
    Photos by Viki and Michelle S.
    Earth Leather will be available in May at Mamas and Munchkins, Ju Ju Shop and other select retailers.