Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best Pals Review and Giveaway (Closed)


Best Pals Dolls

These dolls are the ultimate expression of wholesome and sweet.  These vintage rag dolls are part of the Best Pals line created by Sisters, Kathy and Janet Lennon, of the Lennon Sisters.  It was the Sisters' love for a pair of handmade rag dolls that they received from their Mom and Nana in 1949 that led to the launch of KatJan, Inc.

The dolls are an exact replica of Kathy and Janet Lennon’s original rag doll down to the vintage fabric pattern on her sashed dress and the yarn hair that is styled in two perfect braids!Each doll features a “Best Pals” baby bead bracelet – just like in the 1950’s and is part of a numbered and limited edition.  You know you are truly getting an original doll!

I especially love the embroidered facial features.  There are no pieces on the face to worry about falling off.  You can also dress and undress your doll with the new line of dress sets that are now available.  These dolls lend themselves to hours of imaginative play.

These soft dolls are just adorable.  These will no doubt be the doll that your little one wants to sleep with and has to take everywhere. These dolls retail for $24.95 each.

Best Pals Sing Together CD

Here is a great CD that features classic children's songs.  If you are looking for sweet and traditional songs for your little one, this is the CD for you!

Songs included on the CD are:
  • Aba Daba Honeymoon/Animal Fair
  • (I love you) A Bushel and a Peck
  • Candy Man
  • Doggie in the Window
  • Inch Worm (1 & 1 are 2)
  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite
  • Little Child (Mommy Dear)
  • Pick Yourself Up and
  • Whistle a Happy Tune

The Best Pals Sing Together CD retails for $19.95

Best Pals Tin Tea Set and Travel Case

Do you remember sitting on the floor playing tea party with your friends? (and by friends, I mean stuffed animals?)

Playing tea party with favorite dolls and friends is one of the best pastimes imaginable! The Best Pals Tea Set completes the scene. This sturdy tin tea set has service for 4, complete with a colorful serving tray and carrying case for storage and travel.

The adorable Tin Tea Set includes:
  • 1 teapot
  • 1 serving tray
  • 4 cups
  • 4 saucers
  • 4 plates and
  • 1 carrying case

The Best Pals Tin Tea Set retails for $29.95.

Don't forget to check out Best Pals online too!  You will find the items reviewed above and much, much more. 

Congratulations to Susan C, winner of the Best Pals Giveaway!  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be chosen.
Do you want to win a Best Pals Doll (Janet) and Best Pals Sing Together CD?  Fill out the form below and enter for a chance to win!  The Giveaway will run from 2/17/11 at 12:00pm until 2/24/11 until 12:00pm.  You may enter once daily, including the Bonus Entries.  Erroneous entries will be deleted.

KatJan, Inc provided me with the products above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Homemade Baby Wipes

We all know diapers and wipes get expensive quickly.  Here's an idea if you are looking to save a little money on baby wipes - Make your own baby wipes at home.  It is so easy, I wish I had started this sooner.

This homemade version costs just pennies and if you are super thrifty, you can save even more by using coupons for the paper towels.  Try not to skimp on quality though.  A thicker, better quality paper towel is better for this task.   

Homemade Baby Wipes

1 roll of Bounty (or another thick, quality brand) paper towels
2-1/4 cups of water
2 Tbsp. baby bath or shampoo
1 Tbsp. baby oil

  1. Cut the roll of towels in half (an electric knife works well) and place in a container.  You can also separate the towels into a neat pile that will be ready to use.
    2.   Mix all liquid ingredients together and pour over top of the towels. 

    3.   Let the liquid absorb into the towels.  When ready to use, remove the
          cardboard center (if you left it in) and pull the towels from the middle.

Baby wipes..... fast, inexpensive and easy!  I also reuse all the wipes containers I have collected over the past 22 months to store the homemade wipes in.  I also put the recipe to the front of the wipes container so it is easy to find when I need to make them again.