Woohoo, in celebration of Halloween, eKoffee is offering up FREE shipping through midnight tonight with code SPOOKY!!

ekoffee free I am excited to order the Pumpkin Spice Chai from Patti’s Place and the eKoffee mug (I don’t need any more mugs, but this one is TOO cute). I have reviewed the Copper Canyon roaster from eKoffee and absolutely LOVED it, check out my review HERE.


“Kids Academy provided product for this review. My review is an honest opinion based on my own experience and has not been reviewed or edited by Kids Academy.”

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Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games free for toddler

This is a free app from Kids Academy that helps your preschooler or kindergartner learn and write their letters and numbers.The app is very interactive and helps children in a fun way to learn their letters and numbers. The graphics in the game and the activities that are available within the app are great– I even enjoyed playing around with it! You can trace each letter and number and also try them on your own. If you get it wrong, the app encourages you to try again. My nephew is 3 years old and loves to play on the iPad. I know that he would love learning with this app as he gears up to go to school this coming year. Download it on iTunes here!

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ABCs alphabet phonics & Montessori learn to read app for toddler

This free app from Kids Academy helps children learn to read and teaches children spelling, reading and writing skills. This app offers 2 levels of difficulty as well as a mode for both left and right handed children. The app truly caters to the needs of the individual child with engaging, fun and colorful games that encourage your children to keep learning. If you have a youngster learning to read, this app is for you! My 2 year old nephew is very interested in books and I loved sharing this app with him. He didn’t want to give me my iPad back when I wanted it. I love how interactive and positive the app is to encourage and engage your children to learn and read! Download it on iTunes here! 

App 3

Bingo ABCs alphabet phonics song with farm animals cards for toddler free

Do you remember singing B-I-N-G-O as a child?? I sure remember the classic little song! The Bingo ABC’s alphabet phonics song with farm animals cards for toddler free app is a great app to get your child excited to learn. The music helps children love to listen to it and sit as each letter is reviewed. This app uses the Bingo song to teach children their letters with bright colors and adorable characters. This app is sure to get your children involved and signing along. I know I was singing along with this classic song! We love this app– it is fun and educational. Looking for a free, educational app for the iPad or iPhone? You’re going to want to download this one for free, it is sure to keep your child attentive while teaching them their letters! Download it on iTunes here!






Welcome to This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide!

Are you a Mom-t0-Be or New Mom? Or maybe even someone looking for a perfect gift for the Mom-to-Be? This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide will feature products from the best baby brands out there in the form of reviews and sometimes giveaways. Our first little one, Liam Wesley arrived on September 22, 2014 – a few weeks earlier than his due date of October 1, 2014. We’ve been searching for the best baby products for our little boy all through my pregnancy and have already featured some in our Gift Guide! 

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Our next feature includes a few products from BooginHead that make GREAT gift ideas! 

About BooginHead:

In 2005, working mother Sari Davidson created the very first prototype of SippiGrip in San Ramon, California. Sari was becoming frustrated when her 1-year-old son, Jake, would throw his sippy cup to the floor from his high chair, stroller and car seat. Sari was constantly picking up the cups that were either getting dirty or getting lost. “Necessity really was the mother of invention and I could not find any product, in stores or on-line, that met my needs,” Sari remembers. Hence, the SippiGrip was born.

After an evolution of prototypes, research and testing of the SippiGrip, Sari formed BooginHead LLC. in September 2007 and dedicated herself to launching new and useful product for parents – and for parents everywhere she has helped end the cup throwing game!

BooginHead LLC. is currently located in Issaquah, Washington and continues to provide unique and solution based products that are geared towards simply making parents’ lives easier! Davidson says that “the basis for all the products I create need to fit a certain criteria: is it solving a problem, is it fashionable and does it break the bank? In this economy it is a need vs. a want so creating functional products that meet a need and look more expensive than they are is a great niche.”

booginheadI was given the opportunity to review the BooginHead Paci Pouch and Paci Grip. Since he was born, Liam has loved his pacifiers… it helps to soothe him when he just needs something to suck on and helps him when he has to take medicine. However, I found myself just tossing the pacifiers in the diaper bag, either the front pouch or in the main part… not only would I lose them, but I didn’t know which ones were clean or dirty! 

The BooginHead Paci Pouch attaches nicely to the diaper bag and holds 2 pacifiers and 2 paci grips easily! It has a nice snap to go around the handle of the diaper bag, or even on the stroller, and a zipper closure. I love that the bag is on the outside of the diaper bag, and keeps the pacifiers easily accessible. When Liam needs one, or he drops one, I just get another one out of the bag and we are set to go. 

  • Zipper closure for easy access.
  • Snap strap to attach easily to any item.
  • Washable and non-toxic.
  • Matching SippiGrip and PaciGrip patterns.

Check out this other use for the Paci Pouch!! How cool…. :)

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I also got the chance to try the BooginHead Paci Grip. Liam loves his pacifiers, and since he is SO little he tends to drop them whether in the car seat or on the floor! The Paci Grip works with any pacifier and attaches easily to his clothes. It also fits nicely in the Paci Pouch for easy access if we’re on the go. The design is fun and I LOVE that it is washable.

  • Washable, durable and non-toxic
  • Strong clasp that won’t pull off, but is gentle on clothes
  • Available in matching SippiGrip patterns
  • Also great for holding small toys!
    * Pacifier not included


If you’re looking for a great, cute gift for the Mom to be, you’ll want to check out the BooginHead products. I would’ve loved to receive these items as gifts for our little guy as I’ve used them since I received them for review. We LOVE the products and I’ll definitely keep these in mind for future baby gifts.

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As I said above, we misplace pacifiers so easily… and Liam drops them as he is just a little guy. I love that the BooginHead Paci Grip works for any pacifier, and is a cute design for Liam. It fits nicely inside of the Paci Pouch, too, which means easier accessibility if I need one. It has a nice clip that I can attach to Liam’s onesie so that when he does feel the need (ha!) to drop his pacifier, it doesn’t fall on the ground. 


Have you ever had a mouse in your house?! Thank goodness we do not have that issue here, but I have seen them before and dealt with the issue. I am not keen on spiders, snakes, mice, etc… so I would die (literally) if I saw one in my house!! 

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!

Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that’s right for your home. To learn more about pest control grounded in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN®.

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Do you think you would live if you had a rodent in your house?! Play the game below and see if you could:


One lucky This N That with Olivia reader is going to win an official Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blanket (4×6)!

Each household is only eligible to win Two (2) Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blankets via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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To celebrate Halloween, head on over to your local iHop tomorrow from 7am-10pm for your kids to get a FREE Scary Face Pancake! 

Limit of one per child. Children 12 and under.

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I LOVE my Keurig and cannot live without coffee some days! :) With a newborn, I love the convenience of it. Check out these EZCups, they make it a little easier and cheaper to enjoy your favorite coffee in your Keurig! 

EZ-Cup is part of our Holiday Gift Guide this year. Take a look at the review of these great reusable K-Cups from Blogging Mom of 4. Then come back and enter to WIN this great prize pack.

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Since it’s invention in 1908, paper filters are the most common and best way to brew coffee. They do the most thorough job in removing particulates and thus effectively traps bitter sediments for a smoother richer cup of coffee. In addition, paper filters allow you to use any type of grind while permanent filters require courser grinds. Finer grind coffees have a larger surface area exposed to the water so it provides a richer cup of coffee. Permanent filters also transfer foreign tastes and odors to your coffee.

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Disclosure: I received the below product from JanieBee for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. #JanieBee #2014HGG

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JanieBee Quilted Nap Mats is a part of our Holiday Gift Guide this year! I was so happy to receive my Quilted Nap Mat for review, I just knew it would be great quality! 

If you have a toddler or young child in daycare, you’re going to love these Quilted Nap Mats from JanieBee!

Here’s a little bit about JanieBee:

“From a very young age, Rene’ Harmon was taught to quilt and sew by her grandmother. With a desire to create a piece that was not only unique and beautiful, Janiebee Quilted Nap Mats are made to last and are the safest, thickest nap mats available. Constructed from only the finest materials and made in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, Janiebee Nap Mats will provide lasting comfort for your little one, wash after wash, year after year, memory by memory.”

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I was sent the new Garden Walk Nap Mat from JanieBee– it is absolutely beautiful with the floral designs and the soft minky. Isn’t it adorable!? Each JanieBee mat is custom made and designed as a little quilt in a variety of hand-picked quilter’s cottons, luxurious Minky brand Dimple blankets and TWO inches of thick, soft, quilter’s batting. There are a variety of patterns to choose from on the JanieBee site but you can also custom order one with a fabric and minky pairing that you’d like. I love that each mat is custom made for you and is made using the best, quality materials. You also have the option to personalize the mat with your child’s name for $12 additional.

All Nap Mats are constructed of 100% Quilter’s cottons on top and bottom. Top is pieced together like a quilt, with coordinating fabrics and is sewn down on each fabric change to keep inner pad secure.

  • Mats are filled with 100%  2″ polyester quilters’ batting. NO FOAM!
  • Nap Mats measure 20″ – 21″ across and are 53″-55″ long.
  • Minky blankets (double thickness) and pillowcases are attached to mats at left side.
  • Blankets measure 48″ X 30″  Pillowcases measure 17″ x 13″
  • A pillow (11″ x 16″) is included in order.
  • Mats roll up and secure with top stitched fabric ties and convenient shoulder straps.
  • Completely machine washable/dryer safe.
  • Mats may be Personalized with a custom embroidered name plate which can be seen when rolled. Janie Bee Mat 3

Each mat can be rolled up and have a nice strap for easy carrying. These mats are perfect for sleepovers, daycare and naps at home as they’re easily transportable and ready for on the go napping. I totally want to use this one myself…. I may even try ;). 

The JanieBee Nap Mats make great gifts for the upcoming Holidays! I know that my nieces would love one personalized with their name on the mat, how neat! They’re compact and comfortable making them unique in comparison to a cot or other ‘nap’ solution! 

Check out the products available from JanieBee

You can find JanieBee on Facebook, too! Check out their great designs and what their customers have to say about their products! Stay tuned for an awesome JanieBee giveaway too! 

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Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia

You can find the full Cookbook review done by Colleen at My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life HERE.

The Cookbook is divided into Breakfast, Breads & Muffins, Entrees & Sides, Dressings & Marinades, Desserts, Drinks, Kids and Holiday! There are so many yummy recipes! There are enough gluten-free recipes that make this very interesting for those of us who are allergy challenged.

How about starting your day with Apple Chai Tea Bread or Cherry Cobbler Muffins? Maybe some Sauteed Red Cabbage & Apples or Chicken Adobo? Could we top it off with White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies or home-made Peanut Butter Cups? There are so many yummy looking and sounding recipes! Check out my original recipe for Pumpkin Flavored Bread Pudding using SweetLeaf Sweet Drops Pumpkin Spice.


Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia Cookbook Giveaway

Let me tell you a bit about SweetLeaf, you probably have seen their products in the stores. Wisdom Natural Brands is the parent company of SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener. “SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is as natural as the sun, soil and rain that nurture it. That’s why it is the most popular stevia brand in the natural food marketplace. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener was the first stevia sweetener to receive GRAS status from the FDA and is the only stevia sweetener to win thirteen international awards for taste, innovation and sustainability. From the beginning, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener made consumer health its number one priority.” SweetLeaf is made from the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant which was discovered more than 1,500 years ago by the native Guarani people, growing in clumps of two or three along the edges of the rainforests of Paraguay. Stevia leaves are 30 times sweeter than sugar and has no calories. “SweetLeaf® is the award-winning, best-tasting zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero glycemic response, natural sweetener available in the U.S. market today.”

SweetLeaf Products:

-SweatLeaf Stevia Sweetener in packets

-SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops in 21 flavors

-SweetLeaf Sugar Leaf which is made by bonding SweetLeaf Stevia to cane sugar, offering sweet taste, plus the browning and bulking qualities of sugar, but with two-thirds fewer calories and carbohydrates.

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